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  1. COHERENT LASER VISION SYSTEM (CLVS) OPTION PHASE

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    Robert Clark

    1999-11-18

    The purpose of this research project was to develop a prototype fiber-optic based Coherent Laser Vision System (CLVS) suitable for DOE's EM Robotic program. The system provides three-dimensional (3D) vision for monitoring situations in which it is necessary to update the dimensional spatial data on the order of once per second. The system has total immunity to ambient lighting conditions.

  2. Depleted uranium disposal options evaluation

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    Hertzler, T.J.; Nishimoto, D.D.; Otis, M.D. [Science Applications International Corp., Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Waste Management Technology Div.

    1994-05-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, has chartered a study to evaluate alternative management strategies for depleted uranium (DU) currently stored throughout the DOE complex. Historically, DU has been maintained as a strategic resource because of uses for DU metal and potential uses for further enrichment or for uranium oxide as breeder reactor blanket fuel. This study has focused on evaluating the disposal options for DU if it were considered a waste. This report is in no way declaring these DU reserves a ``waste,`` but is intended to provide baseline data for comparison with other management options for use of DU. To PICS considered in this report include: Retrievable disposal; permanent disposal; health hazards; radiation toxicity and chemical toxicity.

  3. Evaluation of passive solar retrofit options

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    Ben-David, S.; Kirchemen, C.; Martin, S.; Noll, S.; Roach, F.

    1980-01-01

    An evaluation framework has been developed which allows for the assessment of the role of passive solar retrofit in the nationwide reduction of conventional fuel use. Three types of analysis are proposed within this framework: the physical/technical capability of the present housing stock to incorporate passive solar retrofit; the economic feasibility of the application of retrofit designs; and the actual market potential or acceptance of these alternative retrofit options. Each type of analysis has specific data requirements and a series of evaluation procedures to help establish estimates of the potential for passive solar retrofit in the present housing stock. The data requirements with their respective sources and evaluation procedures for the first two types of analysis-physical/technical setting and economic feasibility, are examined. A distinction is drawn between community specific case studies and more generalized national assessments. Information derived from these three types of analysis, whether case specific or national in scope, can then be used in an evaluation of potential economic impacts. The establishment of regional economic benefits and costs werve as a measure of the merit or attractiveness of the implementation of a passive solar retrofit program.

  4. Seattle's system for evaluating energy options

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    Logie, P.; Macdonald, M.J.

    1982-01-01

    In 1975, the City Council developed a blueprint called Energy 1990 for meeting Seattle's future electric energy needs. Priorities for addressing or offsetting expected growth in demand are in order: (1) conservation (2) hydroelectricity (3) other renewable sources such as wind, biomass, solar, and geothermal energy (4) abundant nonrenewable resources such as coal, and (5) other renewables. An energy resources planning group was formed and a data base was established. Resource options were investigated and the recommendations were published.

  5. Helping Policymakers Evaluate Distributed Wind Options | Department...

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    consumers evaluate the effectiveness of policies that promote distributed wind-wind turbines installed at homes, farms, and busi-nesses. Distributed wind allows Americans to...

  6. MTS Evaluation Rubric: Thesis Option Student ________________________ Advisor or Reader ________________________

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    Palmeri, Thomas

    MTS Evaluation Rubric: Thesis Option Student ________________________ Advisor or Reader ________________________ Each thesis is unique in focus and content. To do a thesis well requires the academic capacities and skills listed below, which are developed through MTS coursework. Please review the thesis and evaluate

  7. An Evaluation of the Collaboration Towards Ecosystem Objectives and a Watershed Vision

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    #12;An Evaluation of the Collaboration Towards Ecosystem Objectives and a Watershed Vision ....................................................................................................7 3.1 Social and Economic Profile ...........................................................8 4.0 Case Study Evaluation

  8. EVALUATION OF TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR INTERMEDIATE NON DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATIONS

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    Case, Susan; Hoggard, Gary

    2014-07-01

    Idaho National Laboratory (INL) shipments of irradiated experiments from the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) to the Hot Fuels Examination Facility (HFEF) have historically been accomplished using the General Electric Model 2000 (GE 2000) Type B shipping container. Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) concerns regarding the future availability and leasing and handling costs associated with the GE 2000 cask have warranted an evaluation of alternative shipping options. One or more of these shipping options may be utilized to perform non destructive examinations (NDE) such as neutron radiography and precision gamma scans of irradiated experiments at HFEF and then return the experiments to ATR for further irradiation, hereafter referred to as “intermediate NDE.”

  9. DISPOSITION PATHS FOR ROCKY FLATS GLOVEBOXES: EVALUATING OPTIONS

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    Lobdell, D.; Geimer, R.; Larsen, P.; Loveland, K.

    2003-02-27

    The Kaiser-Hill Company, LLC has the responsibility for closure activities at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS). One of the challenges faced for closure is the disposition of radiologically contaminated gloveboxes. Evaluation of the disposition options for gloveboxes included a detailed analysis of available treatment capabilities, disposal facilities, and lifecycle costs. The Kaiser-Hill Company, LLC followed several processes in determining how the gloveboxes would be managed for disposition. Currently, multiple disposition paths have been chosen to accommodate the needs of the varying styles and conditions of the gloveboxes, meet the needs of the decommissioning team, and to best manage lifecycle costs. Several challenges associated with developing a disposition path that addresses both the radiological and RCRA concerns as well as offering the most cost-effective solution were encountered. These challenges included meeting the radiological waste acceptance criteria of available disposal facilities, making a RCRA determination, evaluating treatment options and costs, addressing void requirements associated with disposal, and identifying packaging and transportation options. The varying disposal facility requirements affected disposition choices. Facility conditions that impacted decisions included radiological and chemical waste acceptance criteria, physical requirements, and measurement for payment options. The facility requirements also impacted onsite activities including management strategies, decontamination activities, and life-cycle cost.

  10. ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF CO2 STORAGE AND SINK ENHANCEMENT OPTIONS

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    Bert Bock; Richard Rhudy; Howard Herzog; Michael Klett; John Davison; Danial G. De La Torre Ugarte; Dale Simbeck

    2003-02-01

    This project developed life-cycle costs for the major technologies and practices under development for CO{sub 2} storage and sink enhancement. The technologies evaluated included options for storing captured CO{sub 2} in active oil reservoirs, depleted oil and gas reservoirs, deep aquifers, coal beds, and oceans, as well as the enhancement of carbon sequestration in forests and croplands. The capture costs for a nominal 500 MW{sub e} integrated gasification combined cycle plant from an earlier study were combined with the storage costs from this study to allow comparison among capture and storage approaches as well as sink enhancements.

  11. A generalized real options methodology for evaluating investments under uncertainty with application to air transportation

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    Miller, Bruno, 1974-

    2005-01-01

    Real options analysis is being increasingly used as a tool to evaluate investments under uncertainty; however, traditional real options methodologies have some shortcomings that limit their utility, such as the use of the ...

  12. Machine Vision Techniques for the Evaluation of Animal Behaviour

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    Magee, Derek

    in accordance with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy U NIVERS ITY OF LEEDS The University of Leeds School of Computing October 2000 The candidate confirms that the work submitted is his own would like to thank my colleagues in the Leeds Vision Group (past and present) for many stim- ulating

  13. Doctoral Defense "Biogeochemical evaluation of disposal options for arsenic-

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    generated during drinking water treatment" Tara Clancy Date: December 2, 2014 Time: 9:00 AM Location: GM Lutgarde Raskin Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Arsenic contamination of drinking water of arsenic removal technologies requires disposal options for produced wastes that limit the release

  14. Evaluation of Optional Cancellation Contracts using Quantitative Finance Techniques

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    Zubelli, Jorge Passamani

    market. There are two ways of transporting natural gas: pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG). If there is a pipeline available, then it is the cheapest transportation option. LNG is the choice when no pipeline is available. LNG takes up to 1/600th the volume of natural gas. It requires special ships, known as LNG

  15. Creating a practical model using real options to evaluate large-scale real estate development projects

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    Hengels, Adam (Adam P.)

    2005-01-01

    Real Options analysis has only begun to be recognized as way to evaluate real estate and is considered "beyond the cutting edge" of financial analysis. Several academic papers have looked at ways that real estate can be ...

  16. Carbon flows and economic evaluation of mitigation options in Tanzani's forest sector

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    Makundi, W.R.; Okinting'Ati, Aku

    1995-02-02

    This paper presents estimates of the rate of forest use, deforestation and forest degradation, as well as the corresponding carbon flows, in the Tanzanian forest sector. It is estimated that the country lost 525,000 ha of forests in 1990, with associated committed emissions of 31.5 Mt. Carbon (MtC), and 7.05 MtC of committed carbon sequestration. The paper then describes the possible response options in the forest sector to mitigate GHG emissions, and evaluates the most stable subset of these-i.e. forest conservation, woodfuel plantations and agroforestry. The conservation options were found to cost an average of U.S. $1.27 per tonne of carbon (tC) conserved. Five options for fuelwood plantations and agroforestry, with two different ownership regimes were evaluated. Each one of the options gives a positive net present value at low rates of discount, ranging from U.S. $1.06 to 3.4/1C of avoided emissions at 0 percent discount rate. At 10 percent discount, the eucalyptus and maize option has a highest PNV of U.S. $1.73 tC, and the government plantation gives a negative PNV (loss) of U.S. $0.13 tC sequestered. The options with a private/community type of ownership scheme fared better than government run options. This conclusion also held true when ranking the options by the BRAC indicator, with the government fuelwood plantation ranked the lowest, and the private agroforestry option of eucalyptus and corn performing best. The mitigation options evaluated here show that the forest sector in Tanzania has one of the most cost-effective GHG mitigation opportunities in the world, and they are within the developmental aspirations of the country.

  17. Evaluating the options for carbon sequestration Clair Gough and Simon Shackley

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    Watson, Andrew

    Evaluating the options for carbon sequestration Clair Gough and Simon Shackley Tyndall Centre for carbon sequestration Tyndall Centre Technical Report No. 2 November 2002 This is the final report from Tyndall research project IT1.22 (Carbon sequestration: a pilot stage multi-criteria evaluation

  18. Evolution of a Visual Impact Model to Evaluate Nuclear Plant Siting and Design Option1

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    Evolution of a Visual Impact Model to Evaluate Nuclear Plant Siting and Design Option1 2/ Brian A/ The method can be used to train evaluators to use explicit criteria (vividness, intactness and unity) to assess change in a setting's visual quality as the result of construction of a nuclear facility, or any

  19. Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options Evaluation to Inform R&D Planning

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    R. Wigeland; T. Taiwo; M. Todosow; H. Ludewig; W. Halsey; J. Gehin; R. Jubin; J. Buelt; S. Stockinger; K. Jenni; B. Oakley

    2014-04-01

    An Evaluation and Screening (E&S) of nuclear fuel cycle options has been conducted in fulfilment of a Charter specified for the study by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy. The E&S study used an objective and independently reviewed evaluation process to provide information about the potential benefits and challenges that could strengthen the basis and provide guidance for the research and development(R&D) activities undertaken by the DOE Fuel Cycle Technologies Program Office. Using the nine evaluation criteria specified in the Charter and associated evaluation metrics and processes developed during the E&S study, a screening was conducted of 40 nuclear fuel cycle evaluation groups to provide answers to the questions: (1) Which nuclear fuel cycle system options have the potential for substantial beneficial improvements in nuclear fuel cycle performance, and what aspects of the options make these improvements possible? (2)Which nuclear material management approaches can favorably impact the performance of fuel cycle options? (3)Where would R&D investment be needed to support the set of promising fuel cycle system options and nuclear material management approaches identified above, and what are the technical objectives of associated technologies?

  20. Evaluation of options for reclamation of the Salton Sea

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    Hardie, R.W.

    1998-11-01

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is operated by the University of California for the Department of Energy, was asked last May by the Congressional Salton Sea Task Force to provide technical support for the remediation of the ecological problems in the Salton Sea. The results of their work in evaluating various concepts for addressing high salinity and variable water levels of the Sea relate to H.R. 3267 is presented. The results are preliminary and in some cases qualitative, but they can be used to help guide decision-makers in their deliberations. Ultimately, selecting the best solution for reclaiming the Salton Sea will have to integrate performance, economic, ecological, and institutional factors into the decision.

  1. Evaluating sheries management options in Hawaii using analytic hierarchy process (AHP)1

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    Hawai'i at Manoa, University of

    Evaluating ®sheries management options in Hawaii using analytic hierarchy process (AHP)1 Ping Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 3050 Maile Way, Gilmore 112, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA b Honolulu Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA Received 25 November

  2. Economic Evaluation of Leading Technology Options for Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

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    development. Since power plants are the largest point sources of CO2 emissions, capturing the carbon dioxide ................................................................................................................................ 7 1.1 APPROACHES TO REDUCING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS1 Economic Evaluation of Leading Technology Options for Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide by Jérémy

  3. Evaluation of yield regulation options for primary forest in Tapajos National Forest, Brazil

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    Evaluation of yield regulation options for primary forest in Tapajo´s National Forest, Brazil PaulJN, Scotland b Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazo^nia (IMAZON), CEP 66060-160 Bele´m, Brazil c Projeto Dendrogene, EMBRAPA, CEP 66095-100 Bele´m, Brazil Received 23 November 2005; received

  4. Preliminary evaluation of crisis-relocation fallout-shelter options. Volume 2. Detailed analysis

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    Santini, D.J.; Clinch, J.M.; Davis, F.H.; Hill, L.G.; Lynch, E.P.; Tanzman, E.A.; Wernette, D.R.

    1982-12-01

    This report presents a preliminary, detailed evaluation of various shelter options for use if the President orders crisis relocation of the US urban population because of strong expectation of a nuclear war. The availability of livable shelter space at 40 ft/sup 2/ per person (congregate-care space) by state is evaluated. Options are evaluated for construction of fallout shelters allowing 10 ft/sup 2/ per person - such shelters are designed to provide 100% survival at projected levels of radioactive fallout. The FEMA concept of upgrading existing buildings to act as fallout shelters can, in principle, provide adequate shelter throughout most of the US. Exceptions are noted and remedies proposed. In terms of upgrading existing buildings to fallout shelter status, great benefits are possible by turning away from a standard national approach and adopting a more site-specific approach. Existing FEMA research provides a solid foundation for successful crisis relocation planning, but the program can be refined by making suitable modifications in its locational, engineering, and institutionally specific elements.

  5. Underground storage tank integrated demonstration: Evaluation of pretreatment options for Hanford tank wastes

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    Lumetta, G.J.; Wagner, M.J.; Colton, N.G.; Jones, E.O.

    1993-06-01

    Separation science plays a central role inn the pretreatment and disposal of nuclear wastes. The potential benefits of applying chemical separations in the pretreatment of the radioactive wastes stored at the various US Department of Energy sites cover both economic and environmental incentives. This is especially true at the Hanford Site, where the huge volume (>60 Mgal) of radioactive wastes stored in underground tanks could be partitioned into a very small volume of high-level waste (HLW) and a relatively large volume of low-level waste (LLW). The cost associated with vitrifying and disposing of just the HLW fraction in a geologic repository would be much less than those associated with vitrifying and disposing of all the wastes directly. Futhermore, the quality of the LLW form (e.g., grout) would be improved due to the lower inventory of radionuclides present in the LLW stream. In this report, we present the results of an evaluation of the pretreatment options for sludge taken from two different single-shell tanks at the Hanford Site-Tanks 241-B-110 and 241-U-110 (referred to as B-110 and U-110, respectively). The pretreatment options examined for these wastes included (1) leaching of transuranic (TRU) elements from the sludge, and (2) dissolution of the sludge followed by extraction of TRUs and {sup 90}Sr. In addition, the TRU leaching approach was examined for a third tank waste type, neutralized cladding removal waste.

  6. A Plant-Level Simulation Model for Evaluating CO2 Capture Options

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    systems Solids Management · Ash pond · Landfill · Stacking · Co-mixing · Byproducts Boiler Types for CCS · CO2 Capture Options PC Plants: - Amine systems (post-combustion) (w/optional aux. NG boiler

  7. A rational approach for evaluation and screening of treatment and disposal options for the solar pond sludges at Rocky Flats

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    Dickerson, K.S.

    1995-12-31

    This document consists of information about the treatment options for the sludge that is located in the evaporation ponds at the Rocky Flats Plant. The sludges are mixed low-level radioactive wastes whose composition and character were variable. Sludges similar to these are typically treated prior to ultimate disposal. Disposal of treated sludges includes both on-site and off-site options. The rational approach described in this paper is useful for technology evaluation and screening because it provides a format for developing objectives, listing alternatives, and weighing the alternatives against the objectives and against each other.

  8. Evaluation of Industrial Energy Options for Cogeneration, Waste Heat Recovery and Alternative Fuel Utilization 

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    Hencey, S.; Hinkle, B.; Limaye, D. R.

    1980-01-01

    This paper describes the energy options available to Missouri industrial firms in the areas of cogeneration, waste heat recovery, and coal and alternative fuel utilization. The project, being performed by Synergic Resources Corporation...

  9. Animat Vision: Active Vision in

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    Article 1 Animat Vision: Active Vision in Artificial Animals Demetri Terzopoulos, Tamer F. Rabie, animat vision prescribes artificial animals, or animats, situated in physics-based virtual worlds as au world. We describe an initial animat vision implementa- tion within lifelike artificial fishes

  10. Evaluation of food waste disposal options by LCC analysis from the perspective of global warming: Jungnang case, South Korea

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    Kim, Mi-Hyung; Song, Yul-Eum; Song, Han-Byul; Kim, Jung-Wk; Hwang, Sun-Jin

    2011-09-15

    Highlights: > Various food waste disposal options were evaluated from the perspective of global warming. > Costs of the options were compared by the methodology of life cycle assessment and life cycle cost analysis. > Carbon price and valuable by-products were used for analyzing environmental credits. > The benefit-cost ratio of wet feeding scenario was the highest. - Abstract: The costs associated with eight food waste disposal options, dry feeding, wet feeding, composting, anaerobic digestion, co-digestion with sewage sludge, food waste disposer, incineration, and landfilling, were evaluated in the perspective of global warming and energy and/or resource recovery. An expanded system boundary was employed to compare by-products. Life cycle cost was analyzed through the entire disposal process, which included discharge, separate collection, transportation, treatment, and final disposal stages, all of which were included in the system boundary. Costs and benefits were estimated by an avoided impact. Environmental benefits of each system per 1 tonne of food waste management were estimated using carbon prices resulting from CO{sub 2} reduction by avoided impact, as well as the prices of by-products such as animal feed, compost, and electricity. We found that the cost of landfilling was the lowest, followed by co-digestion. The benefits of wet feeding systems were the highest and landfilling the lowest.

  11. Beyond the buildingcentric approach: A vision for an integrated evaluation of sustainable buildings

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    Conte, Emilia; Monno, Valeria

    2012-04-15

    The available sustainable building evaluation systems have produced a new environmental design paradigm. However, there is an increasing need to overcome the buildingcentric approach of these systems, in order to further exploit their innovate potential for sustainable building practices. The paper takes this challenge by developing a cross-scale evaluation approach focusing on the reliability of sustainable building design solutions for the context in which the building is situated. An integrated building-urban evaluation model is proposed based on the urban matrix, which is a conceptualisation of the built environment as a social-ecological system. The model aims at evaluating the sustainability of a building considering it as an active entity contributing to the resilience of the urban matrix. Few holistic performance indicators are used for evaluating such contribution, so expressing the building reliability. The discussion on the efficacy of the model shows that it works as a heuristic tool, supporting the acquisition of a better insight into the complexity which characterises the relationships between the building and the built environment sustainability. Shading new lights on the meaning of sustainable buildings, the model can play a positive role in innovating sustainable building design practices, thus complementing current evaluation systems. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We model an integrated building-urban evaluation approach. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The urban matrix represents the social-ecological functioning of the urban context. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We introduce the concept of reliability to evaluate sustainable buildings. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Holistic indicators express the building reliability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The evaluation model works as heuristic tool and complements other tools.

  12. TANK SPACE OPTIONS REPORT

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    WILLIS WL; AHRENDT MR

    2009-08-11

    Since this report was originally issued in 2001, several options proposed for increasing double-shell tank (DST) storage space were implemented or are in the process of implementation. Changes to the single-shell tank (SST) waste retrieval schedule, completion of DST space saving options, and the DST space saving options in progress have delayed the projected shortfall of DST storage space from the 2007-2011 to the 2018-2025 timeframe (ORP-11242, River Protection Project System Plan). This report reevaluates options from Rev. 0 and includes evaluations of new options for alleviating projected restrictions on SST waste retrieval beginning in 2018 because of the lack of DST storage space.

  13. Using real options to evaluate the flexibility in the deployment of SMR

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    Locatelli, G. [Univ. of Lincoln, Lincoln School of Engineering, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS (United Kingdom); Mancini, M. [Politecnico di Milano, Dept. of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Via Lambruschini 4/B, Milano (Italy); Ruiz, F.; Solana, P. [Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Dep. de Ingenieria de Organizacion, Administracion de Empresas y Estadistica, C/ Jose Gutierrez Abascal, 2, 28006-Madrid (Spain)

    2012-07-01

    According to recent estimations the financial gap between Large Reactors (LR) and Small Medium Reactors (SMRs) seems not as huge as the economy of scale would suggest, so the SMRs are going to be important players of the worldwide nuclear renaissance. POLIMIs INCAS model has been developed to compare the investment in SMR with respect to LR. It provides the value of IRR (Internal Rate of Return), NPV (Net Present Value), LUEC (Levelized Unitary Electricity Cost), up-front investment, etc. The aim of this research is to integrate the actual INCAS model, based on discounted cash flows, with the real option theory to measure flexibility of the investor to expand, defer or abandon a nuclear project, under future uncertainties. The work compares the investment in a large nuclear power plant with a series of smaller, modular nuclear power plants on the same site. As a consequence it compares the benefits of the large power plant, coming from the economy of scale, to the benefit of the modular project (flexibility) concluding that managerial flexibility can be measured and used by an investor to face the investment risks. (authors)

  14. Evaluation of Humidity Control Options in Hot-Humid Climate Homes (Fact Sheet)

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    2011-12-01

    This technical highlight describes NREL research to analyze the indoor relative humidity in three home types in the hot-humid climate zone, and examine the impacts of various dehumidification equipment and controls. As the Building America program researches construction of homes that achieve greater source energy savings over typical mid-1990s construction, proper modeling of whole-house latent loads and operation of humidity control equipment has become a high priority. Long-term high relative humidity can cause health and durability problems in homes, particularly in a hot-humid climate. In this study, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used the latest EnergyPlus tool equipped with the moisture capacitance model to analyze the indoor relative humidity in three home types: a Building America high-performance home; a mid-1990s reference home; and a 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)-compliant home in hot-humid climate zones. They examined the impacts of various dehumidification equipment and controls on the high-performance home where the dehumidification equipment energy use can become a much larger portion of whole-house energy consumption. The research included a number of simulated cases: thermostat reset, A/C with energy recovery ventilator, heat exchanger assisted A/C, A/C with condenser reheat, A/C with desiccant wheel dehumidifier, A/C with DX dehumidifier, A/C with energy recovery ventilator, and DX dehumidifier. Space relative humidity, thermal comfort, and whole-house source energy consumption were compared for indoor relative humidity set points of 50%, 55%, and 60%. The study revealed why similar trends of high humidity were observed in all three homes regardless of energy efficiency, and why humidity problems are not necessarily unique in the high-performance home. Thermal comfort analysis indicated that occupants are unlikely to notice indoor humidity problems. The study confirmed that supplemental dehumidification is needed to maintain space relative humidity (RH) below 60% in a hot-humid climate home. Researchers also concluded that while all the active dehumidification options included in the study successfully controlled space relative humidity excursions, the increase in whole-house energy consumption was much more sensitive to the humidity set point than the chosen technology option. In the high-performance home, supplemental dehumidification equipment results in a significant source energy consumption penalty at 50% RH set point (12.6%-22.4%) compared to the consumption at 60% RH set point (1.5%-2.7%). At 50% and 55% RH set points, A/C with desiccant wheel dehumidifier and A/C with ERV and high-efficiency DX dehumidifier stand out as the two cases resulting in the smallest increase of source energy consumption. At an RH set point of 60%, all explicit dehumidification technologies result in similar insignificant increases in source energy consumption and thus are equally competitive.

  15. Evaluating Domestic Hot Water Distribution System Options With Validated Analysis Models

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    Weitzel, E.; Hoeschele, M.

    2014-09-01

    A developing body of work is forming that collects data on domestic hot water consumption, water use behaviors, and energy efficiency of various distribution systems. A full distribution system developed in TRNSYS has been validated using field monitoring data and then exercised in a number of climates to understand climate impact on performance. This study builds upon previous analysis modelling work to evaluate differing distribution systems and the sensitivities of water heating energy and water use efficiency to variations of climate, load, distribution type, insulation and compact plumbing practices. Overall 124 different TRNSYS models were simulated. Of the configurations evaluated, distribution losses account for 13-29% of the total water heating energy use and water use efficiency ranges from 11-22%. The base case, an uninsulated trunk and branch system sees the most improvement in energy consumption by insulating and locating the water heater central to all fixtures. Demand recirculation systems are not projected to provide significant energy savings and in some cases increase energy consumption. Water use is most efficient with demand recirculation systems, followed by the insulated trunk and branch system with a central water heater. Compact plumbing practices and insulation have the most impact on energy consumption (2-6% for insulation and 3-4% per 10 gallons of enclosed volume reduced). The results of this work are useful in informing future development of water heating best practices guides as well as more accurate (and simulation time efficient) distribution models for annual whole house simulation programs.

  16. Evaluation of surface water treatment and discharge options for the Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project

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    Goyette, M.L.; MacDonell, M.M.

    1992-09-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE), under its Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Program, is responsible for conducting response actions at the Weldon Spring site in St. Charles County, Missouri. The site consists of two noncontiguous areas: (1) the chemical plant area, which includes four raffinate pits and two small ponds, and (2) a 3.6-ha (9-acre) quarry located about 6.4 km (4 mi) southwest of the chemical plant area. Both of these areas became chemically and radioactively contaminated as a result of processing and disposal activities that took place from the 1940s through 1960s. The Weldon Spring site, located about 48 km (30 mi) west of St. Louis, is listed on the National Priorities List of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Nitroaromatic explosives were processed by the Army at the chemical plant area during the 1940s, and radioactive materials were processed by DOE`s predecessor agency (the Atomic Energy Commission) during the 1950s and 1960s. Overall remediation of the Weldon Spring site is being addressed through the Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project, and it consists of several components. One component is the management of radioactively and chemically contaminated surface water impoundments at the chemical plant area -- i.e., the four raffinate pits, Frog Pond, and Ash Pond which was addressed under a separate action and documented in an engineering evaluation/cost analysis report. This report discusses the evaluation of surface water treatment at the Weldon Spring site.

  17. Evaluation of surface water treatment and discharge options for the Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project

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    Goyette, M.L.; MacDonell, M.M.

    1992-01-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE), under its Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Program, is responsible for conducting response actions at the Weldon Spring site in St. Charles County, Missouri. The site consists of two noncontiguous areas: (1) the chemical plant area, which includes four raffinate pits and two small ponds, and (2) a 3.6-ha (9-acre) quarry located about 6.4 km (4 mi) southwest of the chemical plant area. Both of these areas became chemically and radioactively contaminated as a result of processing and disposal activities that took place from the 1940s through 1960s. The Weldon Spring site, located about 48 km (30 mi) west of St. Louis, is listed on the National Priorities List of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Nitroaromatic explosives were processed by the Army at the chemical plant area during the 1940s, and radioactive materials were processed by DOE's predecessor agency (the Atomic Energy Commission) during the 1950s and 1960s. Overall remediation of the Weldon Spring site is being addressed through the Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project, and it consists of several components. One component is the management of radioactively and chemically contaminated surface water impoundments at the chemical plant area -- i.e., the four raffinate pits, Frog Pond, and Ash Pond which was addressed under a separate action and documented in an engineering evaluation/cost analysis report. This report discusses the evaluation of surface water treatment at the Weldon Spring site.

  18. Evaluating Domestic Hot Water Distribution System Options with Validated Analysis Models

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    Weitzel, E.; Hoeschele, E.

    2014-09-01

    A developing body of work is forming that collects data on domestic hot water consumption, water use behaviors, and energy efficiency of various distribution systems. Transient System Simulation Tool (TRNSYS) is a full distribution system developed that has been validated using field monitoring data and then exercised in a number of climates to understand climate impact on performance. In this study, the Building America team built upon previous analysis modeling work to evaluate differing distribution systems and the sensitivities of water heating energy and water use efficiency to variations of climate, load, distribution type, insulation and compact plumbing practices. Overall, 124 different TRNSYS models were simulated. The results of this work are useful in informing future development of water heating best practices guides as well as more accurate (and simulation time efficient) distribution models for annual whole house simulation programs.

  19. Computer Vision The goal of computer vision

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kosecka, Jana

    disciplines Computer Vision Image Processing Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence Robotics Cognitive4/30/10 1 Computer Vision The goal of computer vision To bridge the gap between pixels we extract from an image? Metric 3D information Semantic information Vision as measurement device

  20. An empirical evaluation of live cattle futures and options for short hedging slaughter cattle in the Texas Panhandle 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Winder, Jim R.

    1985-01-01

    and Variability of Net Returns For Heifers Hedged With Put Options, At-The-Money Strikes, Delta and No Offset; Texas High Plains 1980-84. 101 26. Comparison of Quarterly Net Returns and Variability of Net Returns For Heifers Hedged With Put Options, At... to sim- ilar changes in feeder cattle supplies and thus prices. amarillo 600-700 pound feeder steer prices have ranged from a low of $26/cwt in the last liquidation phase to a high of $90/cwt at the peak of the expansion in 1979. Significant intra...

  1. What's the Option?

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    Traeger, Christian

    2013-01-01

    option value. Second, the real options literature developed1994) spread the work on real options analysis to a broadis known as the real options approach. Translated into our

  2. Options Study - Phase II

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    R. Wigeland; T. Taiwo; M. Todosow; W. Halsey; J. Gehin

    2010-09-01

    The Options Study has been conducted for the purpose of evaluating the potential of alternative integrated nuclear fuel cycle options to favorably address the issues associated with a continuing or expanding use of nuclear power in the United States. The study produced information that can be used to inform decisions identifying potential directions for research and development on such fuel cycle options. An integrated nuclear fuel cycle option is defined in this study as including all aspects of the entire nuclear fuel cycle, from obtaining natural resources for fuel to the ultimate disposal of used nuclear fuel (UNF) or radioactive wastes. Issues such as nuclear waste management, especially the increasing inventory of used nuclear fuel, the current uncertainty about used fuel disposal, and the risk of nuclear weapons proliferation have contributed to the reluctance to expand the use of nuclear power, even though it is recognized that nuclear power is a safe and reliable method of producing electricity. In this Options Study, current, evolutionary, and revolutionary nuclear energy options were all considered, including the use of uranium and thorium, and both once-through and recycle approaches. Available information has been collected and reviewed in order to evaluate the ability of an option to clearly address the challenges associated with the current implementation and potential expansion of commercial nuclear power in the United States. This Options Study is a comprehensive consideration and review of fuel cycle and technology options, including those for disposal, and is not constrained by any limitations that may be imposed by economics, technical maturity, past policy, or speculated future conditions. This Phase II report is intended to be used in conjunction with the Phase I report, and much information in that report is not repeated here, although some information has been updated to reflect recent developments. The focus in this Options Study was to identify any nuclear fuel cycle technology or option that may result in a significant beneficial impact to the issues as compared to the current U.S. approach of once-through use of nuclear fuel in LWRs or similar reactors followed by direct disposal of UNF. This approach was taken because incremental differences may be difficult to clearly identify and justify due to the large uncertainties that can be associated with the specific causes of the issues. Phase II of this Options Study continued the review of nuclear fuel cycle options that was initiated and documented during Phase I, concentrating on reviewing and summarizing the potential of integrated nuclear fuel cycles. However, based on the reviews of previous studies and available data, it was not always possible to clearly determine sufficiently large differences between the various fuel cycle and technology options for some of the issues or evaluation measures, for example, in cases where only incremental differences with respect to the issues might be achieved regardless of the fuel cycle option or technologies being considered, or where differences were insufficient to clearly rise above the uncertainties.

  3. Idaho's Energy Options

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    Robert M. Neilson

    2006-03-01

    This report, developed by the Idaho National Laboratory, is provided as an introduction to and an update of the status of technologies for the generation and use of energy. Its purpose is to provide information useful for identifying and evaluating Idaho’s energy options, and for developing and implementing Idaho’s energy direction and policies.

  4. Film Studies Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    102 Film Studies Degree options MA (Joint Honours Degrees) Film Studies and one of: Ancient History Anthropology SpanishW Theological Studies FilmStudieswww.st-andrews.ac.uk/filmstudies Features * The Department of Film Studies consistently receives excellent ratings of student satisfaction in course evaluations

  5. A life-cycle flexibility framework for designing, evaluating and managing "complex" real options : case studies in urban transportation and aircraft systems

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    McConnell, Joshua B. (Joshua Bryan), 1974-

    2007-01-01

    Designing a flexible system with real options is a method for managing uncertainty. This research introduces the concept of "complex" real options, which are composed of interconnected echnological, organizational and ...

  6. Chemicals Industry Vision

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    none,

    1996-12-01

    Chemical industry leaders articulated a long-term vision for the industry, its markets, and its technology in the groundbreaking 1996 document Technology Vision 2020 - The U.S. Chemical Industry. (PDF 310 KB).

  7. An Initial Evaluation Of Characterization And Closure Options For Underground Pipelines Within A Hanford Site Single-Shell Tank Farm

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    Badden, Janet W.; Connelly, Michael P.; Seeley, Paul N.; Hendrickson, Michelle L.

    2013-01-10

    The Hanford Site includes 149 single-shell tanks, organized in 12 'tank farms,' with contents managed as high-level mixed waste. The Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order requires that one tank farm, the Waste Management Area C, be closed by June 30, 2019. A challenge to this project is the disposition and closure of Waste Management Area C underground pipelines. Waste Management Area C contains nearly seven miles of pipelines and 200 separate pipe segments. The pipelines were taken out of service decades ago and contain unknown volumes and concentrations of tank waste residuals from past operations. To understand the scope of activities that may be required for these pipelines, an evaluation was performed. The purpose of the evaluation was to identify what, if any, characterization methods and/or closure actions may be implemented at Waste Management Area C for closure of Waste Management Area C by 2019. Physical and analytical data do not exist for Waste Management Area C pipeline waste residuals. To develop estimates of residual volumes and inventories of contamination, an extensive search of available information on pipelines was conducted. The search included evaluating historical operation and occurrence records, physical attributes, schematics and drawings, and contaminant inventories associated with the process history of plutonium separations facilities and waste separations and stabilization operations. Scoping analyses of impacts to human health and the environment using three separate methodologies were then developed based on the waste residual estimates. All analyses resulted in preliminary assessments, indicating that pipeline waste residuals presented a comparably low long-term impact to groundwater with respect to soil, tank and other ancillary equipment residuals, but exceeded Washington State cleanup requirement values. In addition to performing the impact analyses, the assessment evaluated available sampling technologies and pipeline removal or treatment technologies. The evaluation accounted for the potential high worker risk, high cost, and schedule impacts associated with characterization, removal, or treatment of pipelines within Waste Management Area C for closure. This assessment was compared to the unknown, but estimated low, long-term impacts to groundwater associated with remaining waste residuals should the pipelines be left "as is" and an engineered surface barrier or landfill cap be placed. This study also recommended that no characterization or closure actions be assumed or started for the pipelines within Waste Management Area C, likewise with the premise that a surface barrier or landfill cap be placed over the pipelines.

  8. Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options

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    Roald Wigeland; Temitope Taiwo; Michael Todosow; William Halsey; Jess Gehin

    2010-06-01

    A systematic evaluation has been conducted of the potential for advanced nuclear fuel cycle strategies and options to address the issues ascribed to the use of nuclear power. Issues included nuclear waste management, proliferation risk, safety, security, economics and affordability, and sustainability. The two basic strategies, once-through and recycle, and the range of possibilities within each strategy, are considered for all aspects of the fuel cycle including options for nuclear material irradiation, separations if needed, and disposal. Options range from incremental changes to today’s implementation to revolutionary concepts that would require the development of advanced nuclear technologies.

  9. Evaluation of unthrottled combustion system options for light duty applications with future syncrude derived fuels. Alternative Fuels Utilization Program

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    Needham, J. R.; Cooper, B. M.; Norris-Jones, S. R.

    1982-12-01

    An experimental program examining the interaction between several fuel and light duty automotive engine combinations is detailed. Combustion systems addressed covered indirect and direct injection diesel and spark ignited stratified charge. Fuels primarily covered D2, naphtha and intermediate broadcut blends. Low ignition quality diesel fuels were also evaluated. The results indicate the baseline fuel tolerance of each combustion system and enable characteristics of the systems to be compared. Performance, gaseous and particulate emissions aspects were assessed. The data obtained assists in the selection of candidate combustion systems for potential future fuels. Performance and environmental penalties as appropriate are highlighted relative to the individual candidates. Areas of further work for increased understanding are also reviewed.

  10. BLUE VIEW VISION INSIGHT! Good news--your vision plan

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    WELCOME TO BLUE VIEW VISION INSIGHT! Good news--your vision plan is flexible and easy to use, your discounts, and much more! Blue View VisionSM Insight University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) 2014/15 Your Blue View Vision Insight network Blue View Vision Insight offers you

  11. BLUE VIEW VISION INSIGHT! Good news--your vision plan

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    WELCOME TO BLUE VIEW VISION INSIGHT! Good news--your vision plan is flexible and easy to use, your discounts, and much more! Blue View Vision InsightSM University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) 2012/13 Your Blue View Vision Insight Network Blue View Vision Insight offers you

  12. BLUE VIEW VISION INSIGHT! Good news--your vision plan

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    WELCOME TO BLUE VIEW VISION INSIGHT! Good news--your vision plan is flexible and easy to use, your discounts, and much more! Blue View Vision InsightSM University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) 2013/14 Your Blue View Vision Insight Network Blue View Vision Insight offers you

  13. Retrieval options study

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    Not Available

    1980-03-01

    This Retrieval Options Study is part of the systems analysis activities of the Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation to develop the scientific and technological bases for radioactive waste repositories in various geologic media. The study considers two waste forms, high level waste and spent fuel, and defines various classes of waste retrieval and recovery. A methodology and data base are developed which allow the relative evaluation of retrieval and recovery costs and the following technical criteria: safety; technical feasibility; ease of retrieval; probable intact retrieval time; safeguards; monitoring; criticality; and licensability. A total of 505 repository options are defined and the cost and technical criteria evaluated utilizing a combination of facts and engineering judgments. The repositories evaluated are selected combinations of the following parameters: Geologic Media (salt, granite, basalt, shale); Retrieval Time after Emplacement (5 and 25 years); Emplacement Design (nominal hole, large hole, carbon steel canister, corrosion resistant canister, backfill in hole, nominal sleeves, thick wall sleeves); Emplacement Configuration (single vertical, multiple vertical, single horizontal, multiple horizontal, vaults; Thermal Considerations; (normal design, reduced density, once-through ventilation, recirculated ventilation); Room Backfill; (none, run-of-mine, early, 5 year delay, 25 year delay, decommissioned); and Rate of Retrieval; (same as emplacement, variably slower depending on repository/canister condition).

  14. Wind Vision: Impacts

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

    Wind Vision: Impacts Rich Tusing New West Technologies, LLC For EERE's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office July 15, 2015 2 | Wind and Water Power Technologies Office...

  15. HydroVision International

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition offers attendees countless opportunities to network, share best practices, meet with product and service providers, and more.  Held over five...

  16. VISION Model: Description

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2009-01-18

    Description of VISION model, which is used to estimate the impact of highway vehicle technologies and fuels on energy use and carbon emissions to 2050.

  17. Design Evolution Study - Aging Options

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    P. McDaniel

    2002-04-05

    The purpose of this study is to identify options and issues for aging commercial spent nuclear fuel received for disposal at the Yucca Mountain Mined Geologic Repository. Some early shipments of commercial spent nuclear fuel to the repository may be received with high-heat-output (younger) fuel assemblies that will need to be managed to meet thermal goals for emplacement. The capability to age as much as 40,000 metric tons of heavy metal of commercial spent nuclear he1 would provide more flexibility in the design to manage this younger fuel and to decouple waste receipt and waste emplacement. The following potential aging location options are evaluated: (1) Surface aging at four locations near the North Portal; (2) Subsurface aging in the permanent emplacement drifts; and (3) Subsurface aging in a new subsurface area. The following aging container options are evaluated: (1) Complete Waste Package; (2) Stainless Steel inner liner of the waste package; (3) Dual Purpose Canisters; (4) Multi-Purpose Canisters; and (5) New disposable canister for uncanistered commercial spent nuclear fuel. Each option is compared to a ''Base Case,'' which is the expected normal waste packaging process without aging. A Value Engineering approach is used to score each option against nine technical criteria and rank the options. Open issues with each of the options and suggested future actions are also presented. Costs for aging containers and aging locations are evaluated separately. Capital costs are developed for direct costs and distributable field costs. To the extent practical, unit costs are presented. Indirect costs, operating costs, and total system life cycle costs will be evaluated outside of this study. Three recommendations for aging commercial spent nuclear fuel--subsurface, surface, and combined surface and subsurface are presented for further review in the overall design re-evaluation effort. Options that were evaluated but not recommended are: subsurface aging in a new subsurface area (high cost); surface aging in the complete waste package (risk to the waste package and impact on the Waste Handling Facility); and aging in the stainless steel liner (impact on the waste package design and new high risk operations added to the waste packaging process). The selection of a design basis for aging will be made in conjunction with the other design re-evaluation studies.

  18. Maryland Efficiency Program Options

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Maryland Efficiency Program Options, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  19. Tool to Compare Solar Energy Program Financing Options

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This model is intended to be used for internal discussion purposes and should be used only as a guideline for evaluating the options. The costs for the three options are automatically updated when changes are made to the Key Assumptions.

  20. Pawnee Nation Energy Option Analyses

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    Matlock, M.; Kersey, K.; Riding In, C.

    2009-07-31

    In 2003, the Pawnee Nation leadership identified the need for the tribe to comprehensively address its energy issues. During a strategic energy planning workshop a general framework was laid out and the Pawnee Nation Energy Task Force was created to work toward further development of the tribe’s energy vision. The overarching goals of the “first steps” project were to identify the most appropriate focus for its strategic energy initiatives going forward, and to provide information necessary to take the next steps in pursuit of the “best fit” energy options. Based on the request of Pawnee Nation’s Energy Task Force the research team, consisting Tribal personnel and Summit Blue Consulting, focused on a review of renewable energy resource development potential, funding sources and utility organizational along with energy savings options. Elements of the energy demand forecasting and characterization and demand side options review remained in the scope of work, but were only addressed at a high level. Description of Activities Performed Renewable Energy Resource Development Potential The research team reviewed existing data pertaining to the availability of biomass (focusing on woody biomass, agricultural biomass/bio-energy crops, and methane capture), solar, wind and hydropower resources on the Pawnee-owned lands. Using these data, combined with assumptions about costs and revenue streams, the research team performed preliminary feasibility assessments for each resource category. The research team also reviewed available funding resources and made recommendations to Pawnee Nation highlighting those resources with the greatest potential for financially-viable development, both in the near-term and over a longer time horizon. Energy Efficiency Options While this was not a major focus of the project, the research team highlighted common strategies for reducing energy use in buildings. The team also discussed the benefits of adopting a building energy code and introduced two model energy codes Pawnee Nation should consider for adoption. Summary of Current and Expected Future Electricity Usage The research team provided a summary overview of electricity usage patterns in current buildings and included discussion of known plans for new construction. Utility Options Review Pawnee Nation electric utility options were analyzed through a four-phase process, which included: 1) summarizing the relevant utility background information; 2) gathering relevant utility assessment data; 3) developing a set of realistic Pawnee electric utility service options, and 4) analyzing the various Pawnee electric utility service options for the Pawnee Energy Team’s consideration. III. Findings and Recommendations Due to a lack of financial incentives for renewable energy, particularly at the state level, combined mediocre renewable energy resources, renewable energy development opportunities are limited for Pawnee Nation. However, near-term potential exists for development of solar hot water at the gym, and an exterior wood-fired boiler system at the tribe’s main administrative building. Pawnee Nation should also explore options for developing LFGTE resources in collaboration with the City of Pawnee. Significant potential may also exist for development of bio-energy resources within the next decade. Pawnee Nation representatives should closely monitor market developments in the bio-energy industry, establish contacts with research institutions with which the tribe could potentially partner in grant-funded research initiatives. In addition, a substantial effort by the Kaw and Cherokee tribes is underway to pursue wind development at the Chilocco School Site in northern Oklahoma where Pawnee is a joint landowner. Pawnee Nation representatives should become actively involved in these development discussions and should explore the potential for joint investment in wind development at the Chilocco site.

  1. Natural Gas Purchasing Options 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Watkins, G.

    1988-01-01

    As a result of economic and regulatory changes, the natural gas marketplace now offers multiple options for purchasers. The purpose of this panel is to discuss short-term purchasing options and how to take advantage of these options both to lower...

  2. Approximating European Options by Rebate Barrier Options

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    Song, Qingshuo

    2011-01-01

    When the underlying stock price is a strict local martingale process under an equivalent local martingale measure, Black-Scholes PDE associated with an European option may have multiple solutions. In this paper, we study an approximation for the smallest hedging price of such an European option. Our results show that a class of rebate barrier options can be used for this approximation, when its rebate and barrier are chosen appropriately. An asymptotic convergence rate is also achieved when the knocked-out barrier moves to infinity under suitable conditions.

  3. Computer Vision Project Topics Project Reports

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zhu, Zhigang

    (contour projection?). step5: choose a tolerance value(3 or 5 pixels) to evaluate the image with eachComputer Vision Project Topics CSc I6716 Spring2011 #12;Project Reports 1. Introduction (problem up with Nikolaos Markou? · Key Components ­ The project is to find a target image from bunch

  4. Causes and Visions of Conflict in Abkhazia

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Nodia, Ghia

    1997-01-01

    of California, Berkeley CAUSES AND VISIONS OF CONFLICT INsocrates.berkeley.edu/~bsp/ CAUSES AND VISIONS OF CONFLICTand the US Government. CAUSES AND VISIONS OF CONFLICT IN

  5. SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency...

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

    Renewable Energy (EERE) Chapter Four of the SunShot Vision Study evaluates the current price and performance of photovoltaic technologies. Price projections representing...

  6. National Hydrogen Vision Meeting Proceedings

    Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

    This document provides presentations and summaries of the notes from the National Hydrogen Vision Meeting''s facilitated breakout sessions. The Vision Meeting, which took place November 15-16, 2001, k

  7. Connected Buildings Interoperability Vision Webinar

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Connected Buildings Interoperability Vision Webinar slides, by Kevin Lynn, U.S. Department of Energy, May 20, 2015.

  8. Pawnee Nation Energy Option Analyses

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Matlock, M.; Kersey, K.; Riding In, C.

    2009-07-21

    Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma Energy Option Analyses In 2003, the Pawnee Nation leadership identified the need for the tribe to comprehensively address its energy issues. During a strategic energy planning workshop a general framework was laid out and the Pawnee Nation Energy Task Force was created to work toward further development of the tribe’s energy vision. The overarching goals of the “first steps” project were to identify the most appropriate focus for its strategic energy initiatives going forward, and to provide information necessary to take the next steps in pursuit of the “best fit” energy options. Description of Activities Performed The research team reviewed existing data pertaining to the availability of biomass (focusing on woody biomass, agricultural biomass/bio-energy crops, and methane capture), solar, wind and hydropower resources on the Pawnee-owned lands. Using these data, combined with assumptions about costs and revenue streams, the research team performed preliminary feasibility assessments for each resource category. The research team also reviewed available funding resources and made recommendations to Pawnee Nation highlighting those resources with the greatest potential for financially-viable development, both in the near-term and over a longer time horizon. Findings and Recommendations Due to a lack of financial incentives for renewable energy, particularly at the state level, combined mediocre renewable energy resources, renewable energy development opportunities are limited for Pawnee Nation. However, near-term potential exists for development of solar hot water at the gym, and an exterior wood-fired boiler system at the tribe’s main administrative building. Pawnee Nation should also explore options for developing LFGTE resources in collaboration with the City of Pawnee. Significant potential may also exist for development of bio-energy resources within the next decade. Pawnee Nation representatives should closely monitor market developments in the bio-energy industry, establish contacts with research institutions with which the tribe could potentially partner in grant-funded research initiatives. In addition, a substantial effort by the Kaw and Cherokee tribes is underway to pursue wind development at the Chilocco School Site in northern Oklahoma where Pawnee is a joint landowner. Pawnee Nation representatives should become actively involved in these development discussions and should explore the potential for joint investment in wind development at the Chilocco site. Financial incentives for project development are generally structured to provide tribes with access to conventional financing mechanisms. Grant funding for project construction is currently difficult to obtain. Substantial new opportunities for bio-fuel development may exist in the next few years with passage of the 2007 Farm Bill, and through opportunities made available through Oklahoma’s new Bio-energy Center. A review of potential alternatives to Pawnee Nation’s current electricity supply scenario revealed that a range of options could be viable. These include the following scenarios: business as usual, alternative supply, negotiate lower rates with City of Pawnee, focus on reducing energy usage, develop electric utility organization. Under any circumstances, Pawnee Nation should purse strategies to reduce energy usage, as this is the simplest means of reducing electric costs and environmental impacts. The research team also recommends that Pawnee Nation initiate some focused discussions with the City of Pawnee, with GRDA, and with IEC to discuss its wholesale supply purchase options. These discussions will better inform the Pawnee Energy Team of the specific pros and cons of its wholesale power supply options, and will assist the Team’s broader decision-making on utility-related issues. The ultimate path chosen by Pawnee Nation will depend on further consideration of priorities and potential barriers by Pawnee Nation’s Energy Team.

  9. VISION REANIMATED Shimon Edelman

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Edelman, Shimon

    what is where by looking," (Marr, 1982, p.3). Attempts to specify, in unambiguous computational terms recognition is not peculiar to the present time: a similar attitude has been perceived in the field by Marr vision, stated in (Marr, 1982). Unpublished manuscript, 1995. The author's present address: Department

  10. Electricity Real Options Valuation

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    Broszkiewicz-Suwaj, E

    2006-01-01

    In this paper a real option approach for the valuation of real assets is presented. Two continuous time models used for valuation are described: geometric Brownian motion model and interest rate model. The valuation for electricity spread option under Vasicek interest model is placed and the formulas for parameter estimators are calculated. The theoretical part is confronted with real data from electricity market.

  11. Electricity Real Options Valuation

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    Ewa Broszkiewicz-Suwaj

    2006-08-16

    In this paper a real option approach for the valuation of real assets is presented. Two continuous time models used for valuation are described: geometric Brownian motion model and interest rate model. The valuation for electricity spread option under Vasicek interest model is placed and the formulas for parameter estimators are calculated. The theoretical part is confronted with real data from electricity market.

  12. 3D Computer Vision and Video Computing 3D Vision3D Vision

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    Zhu, Zhigang

    and right projections of P, respectively. #12;6 3D Computer Vision and Video Computing A Simple Stereo length Optical Center Or pr(xr,yr) RIGHT CAMERA #12;7 3D Computer Vision and Video Computing Disparity vs = Baseline f = focal length Optical Center Or pr(xr,yr) RIGHT CAMERA 3D Computer Vision and Video Computing

  13. A Survey of Current Datasets for Vision and Language Research

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    Francis Ferraro; Nasrin Mostafazadeh; Ting-Hao; Huang; Lucy Vanderwende; Jacob Devlin; Michel Galley; Margaret Mitchell

    2015-08-19

    Integrating vision and language has long been a dream in work on artificial intelligence (AI). In the past two years, we have witnessed an explosion of work that brings together vision and language from images to videos and beyond. The available corpora have played a crucial role in advancing this area of research. In this paper, we propose a set of quality metrics for evaluating and analyzing the vision & language datasets and categorize them accordingly. Our analyses show that the most recent datasets have been using more complex language and more abstract concepts, however, there are different strengths and weaknesses in each.

  14. Initial Business Case Analysis of Two Integrated Heat Pump HVAC Systems for Near-Zero-Energy Homes - Update to Include Evaluation of Impact of Including a Humidifier Option

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Baxter, Van D

    2007-02-01

    The long range strategic goal of the Department of Energy's Building Technologies (DOE/BT) Program is to create, by 2020, technologies and design approaches that enable the construction of net-zero energy homes at low incremental cost (DOE/BT 2005). A net zero energy home (NZEH) is a residential building with greatly reduced needs for energy through efficiency gains, with the balance of energy needs supplied by renewable technologies. While initially focused on new construction, these technologies and design approaches are intended to have application to buildings constructed before 2020 as well resulting in substantial reduction in energy use for all building types and ages. DOE/BT's Emerging Technologies (ET) team is working to support this strategic goal by identifying and developing advanced heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and water heating (HVAC/WH) technology options applicable to NZEHs. In FY05 ORNL conducted an initial Stage 1 (Applied Research) scoping assessment of HVAC/WH systems options for future NZEHs to help DOE/BT identify and prioritize alternative approaches for further development. Eleven system concepts with central air distribution ducting and nine multi-zone systems were selected and their annual and peak demand performance estimated for five locations: Atlanta (mixed-humid), Houston (hot-humid), Phoenix (hot-dry), San Francisco (marine), and Chicago (cold). Performance was estimated by simulating the systems using the TRNSYS simulation engine (Solar Energy Laboratory et al. 2006) in two 1800-ft{sup 2} houses--a Building America (BA) benchmark house and a prototype NZEH taken from BEopt results at the take-off (or crossover) point (i.e., a house incorporating those design features such that further progress towards ZEH is through the addition of photovoltaic power sources, as determined by current BEopt analyses conducted by NREL). Results were summarized in a project report, HVAC Equipment Design options for Near-Zero-Energy Homes--A Stage 2 Scoping Assessment, ORNL/TM-2005/194 (Baxter 2005). The 2005 study report describes the HVAC options considered, the ranking criteria used, and the system rankings by priority. In 2006, the two top-ranked options from the 2005 study, air-source and ground-source versions of a centrally ducted integrated heat pump (IHP) system, were subjected to an initial business case study. The IHPs were subjected to a more rigorous hourly-based assessment of their performance potential compared to a baseline suite of equipment of legally minimum efficiency that provided the same heating, cooling, water heating, demand dehumidification, and ventilation services as the IHPs. Results were summarized in a project report, Initial Business Case Analysis of Two Integrated Heat Pump HVAC Systems for Near-Zero-Energy Homes, ORNL/TM-2006/130 (Baxter 2006a). The present report is an update to that document which summarizes results of an analysis of the impact of adding a humidifier to the HVAC system to maintain minimum levels of space relative humidity (RH) in winter. The space RH in winter has direct impact on occupant comfort and on control of dust mites, many types of disease bacteria, and 'dry air' electric shocks. Chapter 8 in ASHRAE's 2005 Handbook of Fundamentals (HOF) suggests a 30% lower limit on RH for indoor temperatures in the range of {approx}68-69F based on comfort (ASHRAE 2005). Table 3 in chapter 9 of the same reference suggests a 30-55% RH range for winter as established by a Canadian study of exposure limits for residential indoor environments (EHD 1987). Harriman, et al (2001) note that for RH levels of 35% or higher, electrostatic shocks are minimized and that dust mites cannot live at RH levels below 40%. They also indicate that many disease bacteria life spans are minimized when space RH is held within a 30-60% range. From the foregoing it is reasonable to assume that a winter space RH range of 30-40% would be an acceptable compromise between comfort considerations and limitation of growth rates for dust mites and many bacteria. In addition it reports som

  15. Hedging With a Put Option 

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    Anderson, Carl; Smith, Jackie; McCorkle, Dean; O'Brien, Daniel

    1999-06-23

    Put options are a pricing tool with considerable flexibility for managing price risk. This publication discusses some put option basics, how put options work and how to use them.

  16. NEXT GENERATION MELTER OPTIONEERING STUDY - INTERIM REPORT

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    GRAY MF; CALMUS RB; RAMSEY G; LOMAX J; ALLEN H

    2010-10-19

    The next generation melter (NOM) development program includes a down selection process to aid in determining the recommended vitrification technology to implement into the WTP at the first melter change-out which is scheduled for 2025. This optioneering study presents a structured value engineering process to establish and assess evaluation criteria that will be incorporated into the down selection process. This process establishes an evaluation framework that will be used progressively throughout the NGM program, and as such this interim report will be updated on a regular basis. The workshop objectives were achieved. In particular: (1) Consensus was reached with stakeholders and technology providers represented at the workshop regarding the need for a decision making process and the application of the D{sub 2}0 process to NGM option evaluation. (2) A framework was established for applying the decision making process to technology development and evaluation between 2010 and 2013. (3) The criteria for the initial evaluation in 2011 were refined and agreed with stakeholders and technology providers. (4) The technology providers have the guidance required to produce data/information to support the next phase of the evaluation process. In some cases it may be necessary to reflect the data/information requirements and overall approach to the evaluation of technology options against specific criteria within updated Statements of Work for 2010-2011. Access to the WTP engineering data has been identified as being very important for option development and evaluation due to the interface issues for the NGM and surrounding plant. WRPS efforts are ongoing to establish precisely data that is required and how to resolve this Issue. It is intended to apply a similarly structured decision making process to the development and evaluation of LAW NGM options.

  17. Mathematics & Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    132 Mathematics & Statistics Degree options MMath (Single Honours Degrees) Mathematics Applied Mathematics Pure Mathematics Statistics BSc or MA (Single Honours Degrees) Mathematics Statistics [If you wish (Joint Honours Degrees) Mathematics and one of: Biology Chemistry Computer Science Economics Geography

  18. Mathematics & Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    122 Mathematics & Statistics Degree options MMath (Single Honours Degrees) Mathematics Applied Mathematics Pure Mathematics Statistics BSc or MA (Single Honours Degrees) Mathematics Statistics [If you wish (Joint Honours Degrees) Mathematics and one of: Biology Chemistry Computer Science Economics Statistics

  19. Physics & Astronomy Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    138 Physics & Astronomy Degree options BSc (Single Honours Degrees) Astrophysics Physics MPhys (Single Honours Degrees) Astrophysics Physics Theoretical Physics BSc (Joint Honours Degrees) Physics combinations is under review. MPhys (Joint Honours Degree) Theoretical Physics and Mathematics MSci (Joint

  20. Physics & Astronomy Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    148 Physics & Astronomy Degree options BSc (Single Honours Degrees) Astrophysics Physics MPhys (Single Honours Degrees) Astrophysics Physics Theoretical Physics BSc (Joint Honours Degrees) Physics) Theoretical Physics and Mathematics MSci (Joint Honours Degree) Physics and Chemistry Entrance Requirements

  1. PowerOptions RFP

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    PowerOptions seeks proposals from qualified and experienced renewable energy project developers interested in providing renewable energy and Renewable Energy Credit (RECs) generated from renewable energy projects located in or deliverable to the ISO-NE.

  2. Biochemistry Career Options

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    Biochemistry Career Options · applied researcher · pharmaceutical researcher · research chemist · Testing and inspection professional MAJOR TO CAREER GUIDE B.S. Biochemistry College of Sciences www Program: M.S. in Biochemistry Our graduate programs offer exceptional research opportunities for advanced

  3. Assessing Renewable Energy Options

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Federal agencies should assess renewable energy options for each specific project when integrating renewable energy in new building construction or major renovations. This section covers the preliminary screening, screening, feasibility study, and sizing and designing systems phases.

  4. Biochemistry Career Options

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    Biochemistry Career Options · applied researcher · pharmaceutical researcher · research chemist, geoscience, mathematical sciences, physics and astronomy, and water management. The college has created.S. in Water Resources Management Ph.D. in Radiochemistry Professional and Student Organizations: Biochemistry

  5. Lending Program Administration Options

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Lending program options and brief profiles of different approaches to clean energy lending are presented here. Each profile describes a different way to structure the various elements of a lending...

  6. Edit Test Options Page 1 Edit Test Options

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    Xu, Shouhuai

    Edit Test Options Page 1 Edit Test Options Format Test Information 1. Enter a Name for the Test. 2. Choose a color for the title text of the Test. (Optional) 3. Enter a Description in the Text Box. The description is visible to Students before they click on the link to take the Test. (Optional) 4. If you want

  7. WINDExchange Webinar: The Wind Vision

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Join moderator Suzanne Tegen from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for an introduction to the Wind Vision, a recent publication that assesses the potential economic, environmental, and...

  8. Vision North Texas 

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    Walz, K.

    2011-01-01

    North Texas 2050 For a Future That?s Better Than Business As Usual CATEE 2011: Planning for Sustainability ESL-KT-11-11-18 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 Three Topics ?The North Texas region ? past, present and future under... ?business as usual? ?Vision North Texas and the North Texas 2050 document ?Implications for energy conservation ESL-KT-11-11-18 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 The North Texas Region ESL-KT-11-11-18 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9...

  9. Mission & Vision

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformationJessework uses concrete7 AssessmentBusiness andMission & Vision Mission

  10. Vision, Leadership and Commitment...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann Jackson About1996HowFOAShowingFuel Efficiency &Report |Vehicles on the RoadViewVisionV

  11. Vision | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative FuelsofProgram: Report1538-1950Department ofIntroduction of AfternoonMission » Vision

  12. An Initial Evaluation of Characterization and Closure Options for Underground Pipelines within a Hanford Site Single-Shell Tank Farm - 13210

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    Badden, Janet W.; Connelly, Michael P.; Seeley, Paul N.; Hendrickson, Michelle L.

    2013-07-01

    The Hanford Site includes 149 single-shell tanks, organized in 12 'tank farms,' with contents managed as high-level mixed waste. The Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order requires that one tank farm, the Waste Management Area C, be closed by June 30, 2019. A challenge to this project is the disposition and closure of Waste Management Area C underground pipelines. Waste Management Area C contains nearly seven miles of pipelines and 200 separate pipe segments. The pipelines were taken out of service decades ago and contain unknown volumes and concentrations of tank waste residuals from past operations. To understand the scope of activities that may be required for these pipelines, an evaluation was performed. The purpose of the evaluation was to identify what, if any, characterization methods and/or closure actions may be implemented at Waste Management Area C for closure of Waste Management Area C by 2019. Physical and analytical data do not exist for Waste Management Area C pipeline waste residuals. To develop estimates of residual volumes and inventories of contamination, an extensive search of available information on pipelines was conducted. The search included evaluating historical operation and occurrence records, physical attributes, schematics and drawings, and contaminant inventories associated with the process history of plutonium separations facilities and waste separations and stabilization operations. Scoping analyses of impacts to human health and the environment using three separate methodologies were then developed based on the waste residual estimates. All analyses resulted in preliminary assessments, indicating that pipeline waste residuals presented a comparably low long-term impact to groundwater with respect to soil, tank and other ancillary equipment residuals, but exceeded Washington State cleanup requirement values. In addition to performing the impact analyses, the assessment evaluated available sampling technologies and pipeline removal or treatment technologies. The evaluation accounted for the potential high worker risk, high cost, and schedule impacts associated with characterization, removal, or treatment of pipelines within Waste Management Area C for closure. This assessment was compared to the unknown, but estimated low, long-term impacts to groundwater associated with remaining waste residuals should the pipelines be left 'as is' and an engineered surface barrier or landfill cap be placed. This study also recommended that no characterization or closure actions be assumed or started for the pipelines within Waste Management Area C, likewise with the premise that a surface barrier or landfill cap be placed over the pipelines. (authors)

  13. 2020 Vision Project Summary

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    Gordon, K.W.; Scott, K.P.

    2000-11-01

    Since the 2020 Vision project began in 1996, students from participating schools have completed and submitted a variety of scenarios describing potential world and regional conditions in the year 2020 and their possible effect on US national security. This report summarizes the students' views and describes trends observed over the course of the 2020 Vision project's five years. It also highlights the main organizational features of the project. An analysis of thematic trends among the scenarios showed interesting shifts in students' thinking, particularly in their views of computer technology, US relations with China, and globalization. In 1996, most students perceived computer technology as highly beneficial to society, but as the year 2000 approached, this technology was viewed with fear and suspicion, even personified as a malicious, uncontrollable being. Yet, after New Year's passed with little disruption, students generally again perceived computer technology as beneficial. Also in 1996, students tended to see US relations with China as potentially positive, with economic interaction proving favorable to both countries. By 2000, this view had transformed into a perception of China emerging as the US' main rival and ''enemy'' in the global geopolitical realm. Regarding globalization, students in the first two years of the project tended to perceive world events as dependent on US action. However, by the end of the project, they saw the US as having little control over world events and therefore, we Americans would need to cooperate and compromise with other nations in order to maintain our own well-being.

  14. The hydrogen hybrid option

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    Smith, J.R.

    1993-10-15

    The energy efficiency of various piston engine options for series hybrid automobiles are compared with conventional, battery powered electric, and proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell hybrid automobiles. Gasoline, compressed natural gas (CNG), and hydrogen are considered for these hybrids. The engine and fuel comparisons are done on a basis of equal vehicle weight, drag, and rolling resistance. The relative emissions of these various fueled vehicle options are also presented. It is concluded that a highly optimized, hydrogen fueled, piston engine, series electric hybrid automobile will have efficiency comparable to a similar fuel cell hybrid automobile and will have fewer total emissions than the battery powered vehicle, even without a catalyst.

  15. Lighting Options for Homes.

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    Baker, W.S.

    1991-04-01

    This report covers many aspects of various lighting options for homes. Types of light sources described include natural light, artificial light, incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, and high intensity discharge lamps. A light source selection guide gives the physical characteristics of these, design considerations, and common applications. Color, strategies for efficient lighting, and types of lighting are discussed. There is one section giving tips for various situations in specific rooms. Rooms and types of fixtures are shown on a matrix with watts saved by using the recommended type lighting for that room and room location. A major emphasis of this report is saving energy by utilizing the most suitable, recommended lighting option. (BN)

  16. ITP Aluminum: Aluminum Industry Vision: Sustainable Solutions...

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

    Aluminum Industry Vision: Sustainable Solutions for a Dynamic World ITP Aluminum: Aluminum Industry Vision: Sustainable Solutions for a Dynamic World alumvision.pdf More Documents...

  17. Sustainable Office Lighting Options

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Sustainable Office Lighting Options Task Lighting: Task lighting is a localized method of lighting a workspace so that additional, unnecessary lighting is eliminated, decreasing energy usage and costs. Illumination levels in the targeted work areas are higher with task lighting than with the ambient levels

  18. Art History Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    58 Art History Degree options MA (Single Honours Degree) Art History MA (Joint Honours Degrees) Art.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/international Do I need previous knowledge of this subject? ­ No. Subject enquiries E: art the possibility of combining art-historical courses with those in a range of other subjects. * The School has

  19. Art History Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    66 Art History Degree options MA (Single Honours Degree) Art History MA (Joint Honours Degrees) Art knowledge of this subject? ­ No. Subject enquiries E: art.history@st-andrews.ac.uk Features * The School for a learning and teaching review in March 2010. * The modular structure offers the possibility of combining art

  20. Computer Science Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    -leading research in human-computer interaction, constraint programming, cloud computing and more. * Our teaching74 Computer Science Degree options BSc (Single Honours Degree) Computer Science BSc (Joint Honours Degrees) Computer Science and one of: Economics Philosophy* Management Management Science * The title

  1. Computer Science Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    , cloud computing and more. * Our teaching is research-led from first year to fifth. Facilities82 Computer Science Degree options BSc (Single Honours Degree) Computer Science BSc (Joint Honours Degrees) Computer Science and one of: Economics Logic and Philosophy of Science Management Management

  2. Film Studies Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    94 Film Studies Degree options MA (Single Honours Degrees) Film Studies MA (Joint Honours Degrees) Film Studies and one of: Ancient History Arabic Art History Biblical Studies Classical Studies Philosophy Psychology RussianW Scottish History Social Anthropology SpanishW Theological Studies Film

  3. Economics & Finance Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    90 Economics & Finance Degree options MA or BSc (Single Honours Degrees) Applied Economics Economics Financial Economics BA (International Honours Degree) Economics (See page 43) MA or BSc (Joint Honours Degrees) Economics and one of: Geography Management Mathematics MA (Joint Honours Degrees

  4. Economics & Finance Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    98 Economics & Finance Degree options MA or BSc (Single Honours Degrees) Applied Economics Economics Financial Economics BA (International Honours Degree) Economics (See page 51) MA or BSc (Joint Honours Degrees) Economics and one of: Geography Management Mathematics MA (Joint Honours Degrees

  5. New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage

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    Sun, Yi

    New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage PART A: General Information When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, there will be a new way to buy health insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace. To assist you as you evaluate options for you and your family

  6. Vision on tap : an online computer vision toolkit

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    Chiu, Kevin (Kevin Geeyoung)

    2011-01-01

    In this thesis, we present an online toolkit, based on a combination of a Scratch-based programming environment and computer vision libraries, manifested as blocks within the environment, integrated with a community platform ...

  7. Vision, reanimated and reimagined Shimon Edelman

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    Edelman, Shimon

    of David Marr's Vision has delivered a singular boost and a course correction to the science of vision, engaging style, and unique voice of Marr's Vision. We find certain things about seeing puzzling, because we understanding of general principles of vision. The work of David Marr, whose entire graduate training

  8. COMUNICATO STAMPA Drone Vision Cup 2015

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    Costagliola, Gennaro

    COMUNICATO STAMPA Drone Vision Cup 2015 I Proff. Mario Vento e Gennaro Percannella, docenti del), presentano la quinta edizione del contest di visione artificiale: la Drone Vision Cup 2015. Otto squadre di studenti del corso si sfideranno su un problema complesso di visione artificiale, utilizzando un drone

  9. Connected Buildings Interoperability Vision Webinar (Text Version)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Below is the text version of the webinar Connected Buildings Interoperability Vision, presented in May 2015.

  10. Factors Affecting Option Premium Values 

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    Johnson, Jason; Smith, Jackie; Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.; Waller, Mark L.

    1999-06-23

    Values Jason Johnson, Jackie Smith, Kevin Dhuyvetter and Mark Waller* Put Options Hedging in the futures market with options is much like buying an insurance policy to protect commodity sellers against declining prices or buyers against ris- ing prices. A...

  11. Milk Futures, Options and Basis 

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    Haigh, Michael; Stockton, Matthew; Anderson, David P.; Schwart Jr., Robert B.

    2001-10-12

    The milk futures and options market enables producers and processors to manage price risk. This publication explains hedging, margin accounts, basis and how to track it, and other fundamentals of the futures and options market....

  12. The Window Strategy with Options 

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    McCorkle, Dean; Amosson, Stephen H.; Fausett, Marvin

    1999-06-23

    The window strategy is one of several marketing strategies using futures and options to establish a floor price and allow for upside price potential. It also reduces option premium costs. This publication discusses how the ...

  13. The safeguards options study

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    Hakkila, E.A.; Mullen, M.F.; Olinger, C.T.; Stanbro, W.D. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Olsen, A.P.; Roche, C.T.; Rudolph, R.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Bieber, A.M.; Lemley, J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Filby, E. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)] [and others

    1995-04-01

    The Safeguards Options Study was initiated to aid the International Safeguards Division (ISD) of the DOE Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation in developing its programs in enhanced international safeguards. The goal was to provide a technical basis for the ISD program in this area. The Safeguards Options Study has been a cooperative effort among ten organizations. These are Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mound Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories, and Special Technologies Laboratory. Much of the Motivation for the Safeguards Options Study is the recognition after the Iraq experience that there are deficiencies in the present approach to international safeguards. While under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards at their declared facilities, Iraq was able to develop a significant weapons program without being noticed. This is because negotiated safeguards only applied at declared sites. Even so, their nuclear weapons program clearly conflicted with Iraq`s obligations under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) as a nonnuclear weapon state.

  14. Hanford 300 Area steam transition preliminary utility options study

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    Olson, N.J.; Weakley, S.A.; Berman, M.J.

    1995-06-01

    The cost of steam in the Hanford 300 Area is approaching $60 per million Btu; the cost in industry is {approx} $10 per million Btu. The cost of steam in the 300 Area is expected to continue to increase because of the age of the central steam system, load decreases, safety requirements, and environmental regulations. The intent of this report is to evaluate options that would more cost-effectively met the future heating needs of the buildings in the 300 Area. In general, the options fall into two categories: central systems and distributed systems. A representative option from each category was analyzed using the life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) techniques mandated by the federal government. The central plant option chosen for evaluation was the existing central steam plant modified to allow continued operation. The distributed option chosen was a dedicated heating system for each building.

  15. Computer Vision in Fluid Mechanics

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    Aminfar, AmirHessam

    2015-01-01

    layers," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 30, no. 04, pp.M. Princevac, "Fundamental fluid mechanics," 2014. C. W.Computer Vision in Fluid Mechanics A Thesis submitted in

  16. Computer Vision in Fluid Mechanics

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    Aminfar, AmirHessam

    2015-01-01

    layers," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 30, no. 04, pp.Fundamental fluid mechanics," 2014. C. W. Enderlin, "MacroComputer Vision in Fluid Mechanics A Thesis submitted in

  17. Webinar: Connected Buildings Interoperability Vision

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The U.S. Department of Energy and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will present a live webinar titled Connected Buildings Interoperability Vision on May 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT....

  18. Resources, real options, and corporate strategy

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    Bernardo, Antonio; Chowdhry, Bhagwan

    1998-01-01

    211–234 Resources, real options, and corporate strategy $D83; G30; G31 Keywords: Real options; Valuation; Corporateparticipants at the Real Options Conference at Northwestern

  19. A Laboratory Investigation of Deferral Options

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    Oprea, Ryan; Friedman, Daniel; Anderson, Steven T

    2007-01-01

    T. and Antikarov, V. , 2003, “Real Options: A Practitioner’ssteady state. Keywords: Real options, optimal stopping,email Introduction Real options theory came of age in the

  20. Sandia Energy - Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options Catalog

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

    Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options Catalog Home Stationary Power Nuclear Fuel Cycle Nuclear Energy Workshops Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options Catalog Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options CatalogAshley...

  1. Sandia Energy - Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options Catalog

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

    Fuel Cycle Options Catalog Home Stationary Power Nuclear Fuel Cycle Advanced Nuclear Energy Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options Catalog Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options CatalogAshley...

  2. Sandia Energy - Fuel Options

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust, High-Throughput Analysis ofSample SULIColinEnergy Policy ExpertsFuel Options Home

  3. Driver mental workload requirements on horizontal curves based on occluded vision test measurements 

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    Shafer, Mark Anthony

    1994-01-01

    This thesis documents an evaluation of driver mental workload requirements on horizontal curves based on occluded vision test measurements. Driver workload is an important concept in the design of highway systems. A ...

  4. VISION -- A Dynamic Model of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

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    J. J. Jacobson; A. M. Yacout; S. J. Piet; D. E. Shropshire; G. E. Matthern

    2006-02-01

    The Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative’s (AFCI) fundamental objective is to provide technology options that – if implemented – would enable long-term growth of nuclear power while improving sustainability and energy security. The AFCI organization structure consists of four areas; Systems Analysis, Fuels, Separations and Transmutations. The Systems Analysis Working Group is tasked with bridging the program technical areas and providing the models, tools, and analyses required to assess the feasibility of design and deploy¬ment options and inform key decision makers. An integral part of the Systems Analysis tool set is the development of a system level model that can be used to examine the implications of the different mixes of reactors, implications of fuel reprocessing, impact of deployment technologies, as well as potential “exit” or “off ramp” approaches to phase out technologies, waste management issues and long-term repository needs. The Verifiable Fuel Cycle Simulation Model (VISION) is a computer-based simulation model that allows performing dynamic simulations of fuel cycles to quantify infrastructure requirements and identify key trade-offs between alternatives. VISION is intended to serve as a broad systems analysis and study tool applicable to work conducted as part of the AFCI (including costs estimates) and Generation IV reactor development studies.

  5. Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options

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    Mirza, Umar Karim

    2006-01-01

    Review: Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options Byand William A. Peters. Sustainable Energy: Choosing AmongAll the authors of Sustainable Energy are associated with

  6. A Binocular, Foveated Active Vision System

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    Scassellati, Brian

    1998-03-01

    This report documents the design and implementation of a binocular, foveated active vision system as part of the Cog project at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The active vision system features a three degree ...

  7. Dreams and Visions in Medieval Literature 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Dunai, Amber

    2015-04-29

    This study illuminates the connection between the conventions of medieval mystical texts and the English dream vision genre. It diverges from the majority of dream vision studies by addressing the entire range of English ...

  8. ITP Chemicals: Vision 2020 Technology Roadmap for Combinatroial...

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

    Vision 2020 Technology Roadmap for Combinatroial Methods; September 2001 ITP Chemicals: Vision 2020 Technology Roadmap for Combinatroial Methods; September 2001...

  9. Quality Control by Artificial Vision

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lam, Edmond Y. [University of Hong Kong, The; Gleason, Shaun Scott [ORNL; Niel, Kurt S. [Upper Austria University of Applied Science, Engineering and Environmental Studies

    2010-01-01

    Computational technology has fundamentally changed many aspects of our lives. One clear evidence is the development of artificial-vision systems, which have effectively automated many manual tasks ranging from quality inspection to quantitative assessment. In many cases, these machine-vision systems are even preferred over manual ones due to their repeatability and high precision. Such advantages come from significant research efforts in advancing sensor technology, illumination, computational hardware, and image-processing algorithms. Similar to the Special Section on Quality Control by Artificial Vision published two years ago in Volume 17, Issue 3 of the Journal of Electronic Imaging, the present one invited papers relevant to fundamental technology improvements to foster quality control by artificial vision, and fine-tuned the technology for specific applications. We aim to balance both theoretical and applied work pertinent to this special section theme. Consequently, we have seven high-quality papers resulting from the stringent peer-reviewing process in place at the Journal of Electronic Imaging. Some of the papers contain extended treatment of the authors work presented at the SPIE Image Processing: Machine Vision Applications conference and the International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision. On the broad application side, Liu et al. propose an unsupervised texture image segmentation scheme. Using a multilayer data condensation spectral clustering algorithm together with wavelet transform, they demonstrate the effectiveness of their approach on both texture and synthetic aperture radar images. A problem related to image segmentation is image extraction. For this, O'Leary et al. investigate the theory of polynomial moments and show how these moments can be compared to classical filters. They also show how to use the discrete polynomial-basis functions for the extraction of 3-D embossed digits, demonstrating superiority over Fourier-basis functions for this task. Image registration is another important task for machine vision. Bingham and Arrowood investigate the implementation and results in applying Fourier phase matching for projection registration, with a particular focus on nondestructive testing using computed tomography. Readers interested in enriching their arsenal of image-processing algorithms for machine-vision tasks should find these papers enriching. Meanwhile, we have four papers dealing with more specific machine-vision tasks. The first one, Yahiaoui et al., is quantitative in nature, using machine vision for real-time passenger counting. Occulsion is a common problem in counting objects and people, and they circumvent this issue with a dense stereovision system, achieving 97 to 99% accuracy in their tests. On the other hand, the second paper by Oswald-Tranta et al. focuses on thermographic crack detection. An infrared camera is used to detect inhomogeneities, which may indicate surface cracks. They describe the various steps in developing fully automated testing equipment aimed at a high throughput. Another paper describing an inspection system is Molleda et al., which handles flatness inspection of rolled products. They employ optical-laser triangulation and 3-D surface reconstruction for this task, showing how these can be achieved in real time. Last but not least, Presles et al. propose a way to monitor the particle-size distribution of batch crystallization processes. This is achieved through a new in situ imaging probe and image-analysis methods. While it is unlikely any reader may be working on these four specific problems at the same time, we are confident that readers will find these papers inspiring and potentially helpful to their own machine-vision system developments.

  10. Photogrammetry & Machine Vision 1. Image sensors

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    Giger, Christine

    Photogrammetry & Machine Vision 1. Image sensors (a) Fundamentals of image sensors (b) CCD image. Remondino, N. D'Apuzzo Photogrammetry and Machine Vision ­ 1. Measurement in images (b) Camera calibration of Photogrammetry and Machine Vision Fully understand: 1. Image based 3D and 4D measurement 2. Image based 3D

  11. Photogrammetry & Machine Vision 1. Image sensors

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Giger, Christine

    Photogrammetry & Machine Vision 1. Image sensors (a) Fundamentals of image sensors (b) CCD image'Apuzzo Photogrammetry and Machine Vision - 3 Point cloud processing, surface generation, texturing (b) Camera, noise) 2N. D'Apuzzo Photogrammetry and Machine Vision - 3 Point cloud processing, surface generation

  12. Computational theories of vision Andrew Glennerster

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Glennerster, Andrew

    , there were two important attempts to provide a theoretical framework for understanding vision, by David Marr. Instead, the focus is on attempts to describe vision at the level Marr called `computational theory'. 2 Marr Marr (1982) emphasised that vision was nothing more than an information-processing task. Any

  13. Dental and Vision Premier Advantage

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    Dental and Vision Premier Advantage Employee Plan Information FLEXIBLE DENTAL PLANS to meet your changes may only be requested by the employee or the employer on behalf of the employee. Benefits. See our online directory at www.premierlife.com for participating providers in our DHMO Network

  14. Saunders College Vision 2011 2012

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    Salvaggio, Carl

    and innovation by focusing on technology invention, new product commercialization and entrepreneurship. CombiningSaunders College Vision 2011 ­ 2012 Case and Plan for #12;Fall 2011 Page 1 Business Innovation analyses and create a business plan, and 3) determine how to market their product. Overview An awesome

  15. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY UTILITY DESIGN: OPTIONS

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    Delaware, University of

    SUSTAINABLE ENERGY UTILITY DESIGN: OPTIONS FOR THE CITY OF SEOUL FINAL REPORT TO SEOUL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE APRIL 2008 #12;#12;SUSTAINABLE ENERGY UTILITY DESIGN: OPTIONS FOR THE CITY OF SEOUL Final Report....................................................................................i 1. A New Model for Sustainable Energy Service Delivery.....................1 2. Learning form

  16. Communication Needs and Integration Options

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    Communication Needs and Integration Options for AMI in the Smart Grid Future Grid Initiative White System #12;Communication Needs and Integration Options for AMI in the Smart Grid Prepared for the Project the current state of communications for the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and recommends

  17. User Guide for VISION 3.4.7 (Verifiable Fuel Cycle Simulation) Model

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    Jacob J. Jacobson; Robert F. Jeffers; Gretchen E. Matthern; Steven J. Piet; Wendell D. Hintze

    2011-07-01

    The purpose of this document is to provide a guide for using the current version of the Verifiable Fuel Cycle Simulation (VISION) model. This is a complex model with many parameters and options; the user is strongly encouraged to read this user guide before attempting to run the model. This model is an R&D work in progress and may contain errors and omissions. It is based upon numerous assumptions. This model is intended to assist in evaluating 'what if' scenarios and in comparing fuel, reactor, and fuel processing alternatives at a systems level. The model is not intended as a tool for process flow and design modeling of specific facilities nor for tracking individual units of fuel or other material through the system. The model is intended to examine the interactions among the components of a fuel system as a function of time varying system parameters; this model represents a dynamic rather than steady-state approximation of the nuclear fuel system. VISION models the nuclear cycle at the system level, not individual facilities, e.g., 'reactor types' not individual reactors and 'separation types' not individual separation plants. Natural uranium can be enriched, which produces enriched uranium, which goes into fuel fabrication, and depleted uranium (DU), which goes into storage. Fuel is transformed (transmuted) in reactors and then goes into a storage buffer. Used fuel can be pulled from storage into either separation or disposal. If sent to separations, fuel is transformed (partitioned) into fuel products, recovered uranium, and various categories of waste. Recycled material is stored until used by its assigned reactor type. VISION is comprised of several Microsoft Excel input files, a Powersim Studio core, and several Microsoft Excel output files. All must be co-located in the same folder on a PC to function. You must use Powersim Studio 8 or better. We have tested VISION with the Studio 8 Expert, Executive, and Education versions. The Expert and Education versions work with the number of reactor types of 3 or less. For more reactor types, the Executive version is currently required. The input files are Excel2003 format (xls). The output files are macro-enabled Excel2007 format (xlsm). VISION 3.4 was designed with more flexibility than previous versions, which were structured for only three reactor types - LWRs that can use only uranium oxide (UOX) fuel, LWRs that can use multiple fuel types (LWR MF), and fast reactors. One could not have, for example, two types of fast reactors concurrently. The new version allows 10 reactor types and any user-defined uranium-plutonium fuel is allowed. (Thorium-based fuels can be input but several features of the model would not work.) The user identifies (by year) the primary fuel to be used for each reactor type. The user can identify for each primary fuel a contingent fuel to use if the primary fuel is not available, e.g., a reactor designated as using mixed oxide fuel (MOX) would have UOX as the contingent fuel. Another example is that a fast reactor using recycled transuranic (TRU) material can be designated as either having or not having appropriately enriched uranium oxide as a contingent fuel. Because of the need to study evolution in recycling and separation strategies, the user can now select the recycling strategy and separation technology, by year.

  18. AFCI Options Study

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    R. Wigeland; T. Taiwo; M. Todosow; W. Halsey; J. Gehin

    2009-09-01

    This report describes the background and framework for both organizing the discussion and providing information on the potential for nuclear energy R&D to develop alternative nuclear fuel cycles that would address the issues with the current implementations of nuclear power, including nuclear waste disposal, proliferation risk, safety, security, economics, and sustainability. The disposition of used fuel is the cause of many of the concerns, and the possible approaches to used fuel management identify a number of basic technology areas that need to be considered. The basic science in each of the technology areas is discussed, emphasizing what science is currently available, where scientific knowledge may be insufficient, and especially to identify specific areas where transformational discoveries may allow achievement of performance goals not currently attainable. These discussions lead to the wide range of technical options that have been the basis for past and current research and development on advanced nuclear fuel cycles in the United States. The results of this work are then briefly reviewed to show the extent to which such approaches are capable of addressing the issues with nuclear power, the potential for moving further, and the inherent limitations.

  19. Plaque Brachytherapy for Uveal Melanoma: A Vision Prognostication Model

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    Khan, Niloufer [Department of Radiation Oncology, Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio (United States); Khan, Mohammad K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia (United States); Bena, James [Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio (United States)] [Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio (United States); Macklis, Roger [Department of Radiation Oncology, Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio (United States); Singh, Arun D., E-mail: singha@ccf.org [Department of Ophthalmic Oncology, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio (United States)

    2012-11-01

    Purpose: To generate a vision prognostication model after plaque brachytherapy for uveal melanoma. Methods and Materials: All patients with primary single ciliary body or choroidal melanoma treated with iodine-125 or ruthenium-106 plaque brachytherapy between January 1, 2005, and June 30, 2010, were included. The primary endpoint was loss of visual acuity. Only patients with initial visual acuity better than or equal to 20/50 were used to evaluate visual acuity worse than 20/50 at the end of the study, and only patients with initial visual acuity better than or equal to 20/200 were used to evaluate visual acuity worse than 20/200 at the end of the study. Factors analyzed were sex, age, cataracts, diabetes, tumor size (basal dimension and apical height), tumor location, and radiation dose to the tumor apex, fovea, and optic disc. Univariate and multivariable Cox proportional hazards were used to determine the influence of baseline patient factors on vision loss. Kaplan-Meier curves (log rank analysis) were used to estimate freedom from vision loss. Results: Of 189 patients, 92% (174) were alive as of February 1, 2011. At presentation, visual acuity was better than or equal to 20/50 and better than or equal to 20/200 in 108 and 173 patients, respectively. Of these patients, 44.4% (48) had post-treatment visual acuity of worse than 20/50 and 25.4% (44) had post-treatment visual acuity worse than 20/200. By multivariable analysis, increased age (hazard ratio [HR] of 1.01 [1.00-1.03], P=.05), increase in tumor height (HR of 1.35 [1.22-1.48], P<.001), and a greater total dose to the fovea (HR of 1.01 [1.00-1.01], P<.001) were predictive of vision loss. This information was used to develop a nomogram predictive of vision loss. Conclusions: By providing a means to predict vision loss at 3 years after treatment, our vision prognostication model can be an important tool for patient selection and treatment counseling.

  20. Patents and R& D as Real Options

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    Schwartz, Eduardo S.

    2002-01-01

    Information Technology as Real Options, UCLA Working Paper.Patents and R&D as Real Options* September 2001 RevisedPatents and R&D as Real Options Abstract This article

  1. A real options approach to criminal careers

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    Aguiar de Oliveira, Cristiano

    2012-01-01

    J. (2004) Criminal behavior: A real option approach with anTrigeorgis, L. (1996) Real Options. Cambridge: MIT Press.A real options approach to criminal careers Cristiano Aguiar

  2. VOLATILITY TIME AND PROPERTIES OF OPTION PRICES

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    Janson, Svante

    VOLATILITY TIME AND PROPERTIES OF OPTION PRICES volatility time, to show convexity of option prices in the underlying asset if the contract function is convex as well as continuity and monotonicity of the option price in the volatility

  3. Montana State University 1 Geography Option

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    Dyer, Bill

    Montana State University 1 Geography Option The Geography Option offers students a liberal university education with an emphasis in geography. The Geography option provides a general science (GIS). Geography also offers an outstanding background for more advanced education

  4. Hydrogen Delivery Infrastructure Options Analysis

    Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

    This report, by the Nexant team, documents an in-depth analysis of seven hydrogen delivery options to identify the most cost-effective hydrogen infrastructure for the transition and long term. The pro

  5. Hydrogen Delivery Infrastructure Analysis, Options and Trade...

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

    Analysis, Options and Trade-offs, Transition and Long-term Hydrogen Delivery Infrastructure Analysis, Options and Trade-offs, Transition and Long-term Presentation on Hydrogen...

  6. Systems engineering study: tank 241-C-103 organic skimming,storage, treatment and disposal options

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    Klem, M.J.

    1996-10-23

    This report evaluates alternatives for pumping, storing, treating and disposing of the separable phase organic layer in Hanford Site Tank 241-C-103. The report provides safety and technology based preferences and recommendations. Two major options and several varations of these options were identified. The major options were: 1) transfer both the organic and pumpable aqueous layers to a double-shell tank as part of interim stabilization using existing salt well pumping equipment or 2) skim the organic to an above ground before interim stabilization of Tank 241-C-103. Other options to remove the organic were considered but rejected following preliminary evaluation.

  7. An Integrated, Modular Framework for Computer Vision and Cognitive Robotics

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    Förster, Alexander

    on perception has been an active component of developing artificial vision (or computer vision) systemsAn Integrated, Modular Framework for Computer Vision and Cognitive Robotics Research (icVision) J an easy-to-use, modular framework for performing computer vision related tasks in support of cognitive

  8. Vision and action* Cornelia Fermiill er and Yiannis Aloimonos

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    Daume III, Hal

    for synthesizing an artificial vision system by studying vision competences of increasing complexity andVision and action* Cornelia Fermiill er and Yiannis Aloimonos Our work on active vision has by the idea of approaching vision for behavioural systems in the form of modules that are directly related

  9. Industrial Combustion Vision: A Vision by and for the Industrial Combustion Community

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    none,

    1998-05-01

    The Industrial Combustion Vision is the result of a collaborative effort by manufacturers and users of burners, boilers, furnaces, and other process heating equipment. The vision sets bold targets for tomorrow's combustion systems.

  10. VisionGL: Towards an API for Integrating Vision and Graphics Gregor Miller and Sidney Fels

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    British Columbia, University of

    VisionGL: Towards an API for Integrating Vision and Graphics Gregor Miller and Sidney Fels Human) and per- formance/appearance capture. Recently we introduced OpenVL [Miller and Fels 2013], an abstraction

  11. Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options

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    Mirza, Umar Karim

    2006-01-01

    today, their economic evaluation and the technologies toare discussed. Economic evaluation of energy projects is

  12. A New Vision for United States Hydropower

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Water Power Program is looking toward the future of the hydropower industry by initiating the development of a long-range National Hydropower Vision.

  13. Solar Vision | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-Enhancing Capacity forSilicium deEnergyCompany Limited SPCSolarVision Jump to:

  14. Wind Vision | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservationBio-Inspired SolarAbout /Two0Photos andSeminarsDesign » DesignMayPresentationVision

  15. ARM - Mission and Vision Statements

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail.Theory of rare Kaonforsupernovae2GatheringARMHistory andARMMission and Vision

  16. Wind Vision | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann JacksonDepartment of EnergyResearchers at theAugustbenefits homeowners,is importantVision

  17. Reprocessing option for spent fuel

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    Woolf, D.N. (British Nuclear Fuels PLC, Risley (United Kingdom))

    1991-11-01

    The options available to utilities for disposal of fuel discharged from their nuclear reactors is not limited to bury or burn. Many utilities in Europe and Japan have already opted to reprocess their spent fuel in the United Kingdom and/or France. This enables the utility to recycle the recovered uranium and plutonium and allows the utilities' countries to formulate a waste disposal policy without the time constraints that would otherwise be placed on them. This paper gives an insight into how and why British Nuclear Fuels plc (BNFL) is continuing to provide services to reprocess and recycle spent nuclear fuel. The closed fuel cycle represents the complete irradiated fuel management option and, with its use of well-established technologies, reprocessing of spent fuel is the only option that is available to utilities now.

  18. vision

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorkingLosThe 26thI D- 6 0 4 2 r mReducing PADvehicles |

  19. VISION 21 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS METHODOLOGIES

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    G.S. Samuelsen; A. Rao; F. Robson; B. Washom

    2003-08-11

    Under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory, a multi-disciplinary team led by the Advanced Power and Energy Program of the University of California at Irvine is defining the system engineering issues associated with the integration of key components and subsystems into power plant systems that meet performance and emission goals of the Vision 21 program. The study efforts have narrowed down the myriad of fuel processing, power generation, and emission control technologies to selected scenarios that identify those combinations having the potential to achieve the Vision 21 program goals of high efficiency and minimized environmental impact while using fossil fuels. The technology levels considered are based on projected technical and manufacturing advances being made in industry and on advances identified in current and future government supported research. Included in these advanced systems are solid oxide fuel cells and advanced cycle gas turbines. The results of this investigation will serve as a guide for the U. S. Department of Energy in identifying the research areas and technologies that warrant further support.

  20. Marr's vision: 25 years on Andrew Glennerster

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    Glennerster, Andrew

    Marr's vision: 25 years on Andrew Glennerster It is 25 years since the posthumous publication of David Marr's book on Vision [1]. Only 35 years old when he died, Marr had already dramatically that "Even if no single one of Marr's detailed hypotheses ultimately survives...[his] lifework will have been

  1. Technology Vision 2020 - The U.S. Chemical Industry

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-12-01

    The body of this report outlines the current state of the industry, a vision for tomorrow, and the technical advances needed to make this vision a reality.

  2. Interactive learning and prediction algorithms for computer vision applications

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    Branson, Steven

    2012-01-01

    questions to 2. In the right image, computer vision providesquestions to 2. In the right image, computer vision providesthe image on the right). The computer system intelligently

  3. 2015 Vision Study presentation at Peer Review | Timothy Reinhardt...

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

    Vision Study presentation at Peer Review | Timothy Reinhardt 2015 Vision Study presentation at Peer Review | Timothy Reinhardt The Geothermal Technologies Annual Peer Review,...

  4. ITP Petroleum Refining: Petroleum Technology Vision 2020 | Department...

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

    Petroleum Technology Vision 2020 ITP Petroleum Refining: Petroleum Technology Vision 2020 techvision.pdf More Documents & Publications Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprint...

  5. Petroleum Reserves Vision, Mission and Goals | Department of...

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

    Petroleum Reserves Vision, Mission and Goals Petroleum Reserves Vision, Mission and Goals The mission of the Office of Petroleum Reserves is to protect the United States from...

  6. Undergraduate Day Majors and Options Division of Academic Affairs

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    Salvaggio, Carl

    Technology* Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety Manufacturing Engineering Technology* Mechanical­Robotics Option Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering­Ergonomics Option Industrial Engineering­Lean Six Sigma Option Industrial Engineering­Manufacturing Option Industrial Engineering­Six Sigma Option

  7. Communication Needs and Integration Options

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    consumer participation in the smart grid. It describes the motivation for AMI, surveys the current stateCommunication Needs and Integration Options for AMI in the Smart Grid Future Grid Initiative White Paper Power Systems Engineering Research Center Empowering Minds to Engineer the Future Electric Energy

  8. School of Medicine Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    126 School of Medicine Medicine Degree options BSc (Single Honours Degree) Medicine Entrance level. HNC Applied Sciences`Pathway to Medicine'at Perth College The School of Medicine has formed at St Andrews. More information can be found on the School of Medicine webpages or from Perth College T

  9. School of Medicine Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    136 School of Medicine Medicine Degree options BSc (Single Honours Degree) Medicine Entrance Applied Sciences`Pathway to Medicine'at Perth College The School of Medicine has formed a partnership Andrews. More information can be found on the School of Medicine web pages ( http://medicine

  10. Weapons-grade plutonium dispositioning. Volume 2: Comparison of plutonium disposition options

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    Brownson, D.A.; Hanson, D.J.; Blackman, H.S. [and others

    1993-06-01

    The Secretary of Energy requested the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on International Security and Arms Control to evaluate disposition options for weapons-grade plutonium. The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) offered to assist the NAS in this evaluation by investigating the technical aspects of the disposition options and their capability for achieving plutonium annihilation levels greater than 90%. This report was prepared for the NAS to document the gathered information and results from the requested option evaluations. Evaluations were performed for 12 plutonium disposition options involving five reactor and one accelerator-based systems. Each option was evaluated in four technical areas: (1) fuel status, (2) reactor or accelerator-based system status, (3) waste-processing status, and (4) waste disposal status. Based on these evaluations, each concept was rated on its operational capability and time to deployment. A third rating category of option costs could not be performed because of the unavailability of adequate information from the concept sponsors. The four options achieving the highest rating, in alphabetical order, are the Advanced Light Water Reactor with plutonium-based ternary fuel, the Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor with plutonium-based fuel, the Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor with uranium-plutonium-based fuel, and the Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor with plutonium-based fuel. Of these four options, the Advanced Light Water Reactor and the Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor do not propose reprocessing of their irradiated fuel. Time constraints and lack of detailed information did not allow for any further ratings among these four options. The INEL recommends these four options be investigated further to determine the optimum reactor design for plutonium disposition.

  11. Base program interim phase test procedure - Coherent Laser Vision System (CLVS). Final report, September 27, 1994--January 30, 1997

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1997-05-01

    The purpose of the CLVS research project is to develop a prototype fiber-optic based Coherent Laser Vision System suitable for DOE`s EM Robotics program. The system provides three-dimensional (3D) vision for monitoring situations in which it is necessary to update geometrics on the order of once per second. The CLVS project plan required implementation in two phases of the contract, a Base Contract and a continuance option. This is the Test Procedure and test/demonstration results presenting a proof-of-concept for a system providing three-dimensional (3D) vision with the performance capability required to update geometrics on the order of once per second.

  12. JUMP DIFFUSION OPTION WITH TRANSACTION COSTS

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    Mocioalca, Oana

    JUMP DIFFUSION OPTION WITH TRANSACTION COSTS "non-systematic" risk, inclusive of transaction costs. We compute the total transac- tion costs and the turnover for different options, transaction costs, and revision intervals

  13. Technology Options for a Fast Spectrum Test Reactor

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    D. M. Wachs; R. W. King; I. Y. Glagolenko; Y. Shatilla

    2006-06-01

    Idaho National Laboratory in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory has evaluated technology options for a new fast spectrum reactor to meet the fast-spectrum irradiation requirements for the USDOE Generation IV (Gen IV) and Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) programs. The US currently has no capability for irradiation testing of large volumes of fuels or materials in a fast-spectrum reactor required to support the development of Gen IV fast reactor systems or to demonstrate actinide burning, a key element of the AFCI program. The technologies evaluated and the process used to select options for a fast irradiation test reactor (FITR) for further evaluation to support these programmatic objectives are outlined in this paper.

  14. Guest Editorial Guest editorial: Special issue on computer vision beyond

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Workshop in Computer Vision Beyond the Visible Spectrum, held in Kauai, Hawaii, on December 14, 2001

  15. FPGA-Based Video Processing for a Vision Prosthesis

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Diessel, Oliver

    at the University of New South Wales, as part of Bionic Vision Australia, is developing an artificial visionFPGA-Based Video Processing for a Vision Prosthesis Benjamin Kwek1 , Freddie Sunarso1 , Melissa and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia 2 Australian Vision Prosthesis Group, University of New

  16. 3D Computer Vision and Video Computing Introduction

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    Zhu, Zhigang

    /Analysis/Interpretation Interpretation is an Artificial Intelligence Problem Sources of Knowledge in Vision Levels of Abstraction3D Computer Vision and Video Computing Introduction Instructor: Zhigang Zhu City College of New York zzhu@ccny.cuny.edu CSc I6716 Fall 2010 3D Computer Vision Introduction #12;3D Computer Vision

  17. An integrated vision for environmental monitoring and the role of

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    Jesus, Sérgio M.

    monitoring #12;The integrated vision (2) Petrobras and the "pre-sal" technological challenge reservoir

  18. Procurement Options for New Renewable Electricity Supply

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    Kreycik, C. E.; Couture, T. D.; Cory, K. S.

    2011-12-01

    State renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies require utilities and load-serving entities (LSEs) to procure renewable energy generation. Utility procurement options may be a function of state policy and regulatory preferences, and in some cases, may be dictated by legislative authority. Utilities and LSEs commonly use competitive solicitations or bilateral contracting to procure renewable energy supply to meet RPS mandates. However, policymakers and regulators in several states are beginning to explore the use of alternatives, namely feed-in tariffs (FITs) and auctions to procure renewable energy supply. This report evaluates four procurement strategies (competitive solicitations, bilateral contracting, FITs, and auctions) against four main criteria: (1) pricing; (2) complexity and efficiency of the procurement process; (3) impacts on developers access to markets; and (4) ability to complement utility decision-making processes. These criteria were chosen because they take into account the perspective of each group of stakeholders: ratepayers, regulators, utilities, investors, and developers.

  19. MODULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM EVALUATION

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    S. Gillespie

    2002-08-08

    The purpose of this study is to respond to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Direction Letter (TDL) 02-003 (Waisley 2001), which directs Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC (BSC) to complete a design study to recommend repository design options to support receipt and/or emplacement of any or all of the following: commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF), high-level radioactive waste (HLW), DOE-managed spent nuclear fuel (DSNF) (including naval spent nuclear fuel [SNF]), and immobilized plutonium (if available), as soon as practicable, but no later than 2010. From the possible design options, a recommended approach will be determined for further evaluation to support the preliminary design of the repository. This study integrates the results of the repository Design Evolution Study (Rowe 2002) with supporting studies concerning national transportation options (BSC 2002b) and Nevada transportation options (Gehner 2002). The repository Design Evolution Study documents the processes used to reevaluate the design, construction, operation, and cost of the repository in response to TDL 02-003 (Waisley 2001), and to determine possible repository conceptual design options. The transportation studies evaluate the national and Nevada transportation options that support the repository conceptual design options. An evaluation methodology was established, based on Program-level requirements developed for the study in reference BSC 2001a, to allow the repository and system design options to be evaluated on a consistent basis. The transportation options and the design components were integrated into system design implementation options, which were evaluated using receipt and emplacement scenarios. The scenarios tested the ability of the design concept to adapt to changes in funding, waste receipt rate, and Nevada rail transportation availability. The results of the evaluation (in terms of system throughput, cost, and schedule) were then compared to the Program-level requirements, and recommendations for design alternatives, requirements changes, or further evaluation were developed.

  20. Option valuation of flexible investments : the case of a coal gasifier

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    Herbelot, Olivier

    1994-01-01

    This paper examines the use of contingent claim analysis to evaluate the option of retrofitting a coal gasifier on an existing gas-fired power plant in order to take advantage of changes in the relative prices of natural ...

  1. Simulation study to investigate development options for a super-heavy oil reservoir 

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    Diaz Franco, Jose Manuel

    2001-01-01

    A reservoir simulation study was performed on a heavy oil reservoir with the main objective of evaluating possible development options beyond the existing cold production method. The 206-acre area simulated - part of a significantly larger oil...

  2. ADVANCED HYDROGEN TRANSPORT MEMBRANES FOR VISION 21 FOSSIL FUEL PLANTS

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    Carl R. Evenson; Anthony F. Sammells; Richard T. Treglio; Jim Fisher; U. Balachandran; Richard N. Kleiner; James E. Stephan; Frank E. Anderson; Chandra Ratnasamy; Mahendra Sunkara; Jyothish Thangla; Clive Brereton; Warren Wolfs; James Lockhart

    2005-01-28

    During this quarter work was continued on characterizing the stability of layered composite membranes under a variety of conditions. Membrane permeation was tested up to 100 hours at constant pressure, temperature, and flow rates. In addition, design parameters were completed for a scale-up hydrogen separation demonstration unit. Evaluation of microstructure and effect of hydrogen exposure on BCY/Ni cermet mechanical properties was initiated. The fabrication of new cermets containing high permeability metals is reported and progress in the preparation of sulfur resistant catalysts is discussed. Finally, a report entitled ''Criteria for Incorporating Eltron's Hydrogen Separation Membranes into Vision 21 IGCC Systems and FutureGen Plants'' was completed.

  3. British Machine Vision Association, Applied Vision Association, and Society for Pattern Recognition Image Features & Statistics Symposium 2005

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    Rajashekar, Umesh

    properties are of particular interest due to their applicability to biologically motivated artificial visionBritish Machine Vision Association, Applied Vision Association, and Society for Pattern Recognition on a given input image. This has applications for machine vision, auto-foveated video compression

  4. Vehicle egomotion estimation using computer vision

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    Panish, Robert Martin

    2008-01-01

    A vision based navigation alter is developed for application on UAVs and tested in simulation. This alter is meant to allow the UAV to navigate in GPS-denied environments using measurements from a suite of cameras. The ...

  5. Aural imaging from 3D vision

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    Vicenti, Jasper Fourways

    2006-01-01

    Dense stereo maps have many useful applications in computer vision. They can help in performing such tasks as background separation, segmentation, and object recognition. Despite the continued exponential advances in the ...

  6. WINDExchange Webinar: The DOE Wind Vision

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    DOE's WINDExchange initiative will host a webinar presenting the Wind Program's Wind Vision, an effort to update and expand the 2008 DOE 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report. Given the huge changes...

  7. Overview of the DOE Wind Vision Roadmap

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    Wind Exchange Webinar July 15, 2015 Overview of the DOE Wind Vision Roadmap Ed DeMeo Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc. Why a Roadmap? * Continued wind expansion requires...

  8. Wind Program: Wind Vision | Department of Energy

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

    Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States With more than 4.5% of the nation's electricity supplied by wind energy today, the Department of Energy has collaborated...

  9. An Integrated Hydrogen Vision for California

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    Lipman, Tim; Kammen, Daniel; Ogden, Joan; Sperling, Dan

    2004-01-01

    Vision for California Gasifier 24,000 kg/day Medium $of Water Biomass Battelle Gasifier $0.95-1.60/kg ($6.69-Pyrolysis Battelle/FERCO Gasifier Battelle/FERCO Gasifier

  10. Valuation of Information Technology Investments as Real Options

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    Schwartz, Eduardo S.; Zozaya-Gorostiza, Carlos

    2000-01-01

    1999) A Case for Using Real Options Pricing Analysis toExpansion Using Real Options Analysis. MIS Quarterly. Vol.Investment Opportunities as Real Options: Getting Started on

  11. VISION-BASED TECHNIQUES FOR REFRACTION ANALYSIS IN APPLICATIONS OF TERRESTRIAL GEODESY Philipp FLACH

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    levelling ABSTRACT: Imaging sensors are increasingly spread in geodetic instruments, because they enable the evaluation of digital image data for the determination of direction and height. Beyond this, the analysis aufzuzeigen. 1. INTRODUCTION Due to automation of tasks in terrestrial geodesy, image sensors and vision

  12. Current Comparison of Advanced Fuel Cycle Options

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    Steven J. Piet; B. W. Dixon; A. Goldmann; R. N. Hill; J. J. Jacobson; G. E. Matthern; J. D. Smith; A. M. Yacout

    2006-03-01

    The nuclear fuel cycle includes mining, enrichment, nuclear power plants, recycling (if done), and residual waste disposition. The U.S. Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) has four program objectives to guide research on how best to glue these pieces together, as follows: waste management, proliferation resistance, energy recovery, and systematic management/economics/safety. We have developed a comprehensive set of metrics to evaluate fuel cycle options against the four program objectives. The current list of metrics is long-term heat, long-term dose, radiotoxicity and weapons usable material. This paper describes the current metrics and initial results from comparisons made using these metrics. The data presented were developed using a combination of “static” calculations and a system dynamic model, DYMOND. In many cases, we examine the same issue both dynamically and statically to determine the robustness of the observations. All analyses are for the U.S. reactor fleet. This work aims to clarify many of the issues being discussed within the AFCI program, including Inert Matrix Fuel (IMF) versus Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel, single-pass versus multi-pass recycling, thermal versus fast reactors, and the value of separating cesium and strontium. The results from a series of dynamic simulations evaluating these options are included in this report. The model interface includes a few “control knobs” for flying or piloting the fuel cycle system into the future. The results from the simulations show that the future is dark (uncertain) and that the system is sluggish with slow time response times to changes (i.e., what types of reactors are built, what types of fuels are used, and the capacity of separation and fabrication plants). Piloting responsibilities are distributed among utilities, government, and regulators, compounding the challenge of making the entire system work and respond to changing circumstances. We identify four approaches that would increase our chances of a sustainable fuel cycle system: (1) have a recycle strategy that could be implemented before the 2030-2050 approximate period when current reactors retire so that replacement reactors fit into the strategy, (2) establish an option such as multi-pass blended-core IMF as a downward Pu control knob and accumulate waste management benefits early, (3) establish fast reactors with flexible conversion ratio as a future control knob that slowly becomes available if/when fast reactors are added to the fleet, and (4) expand exploration of heterogeneous assemblies and cores, which appear to have advantages such as increased agility. Initial results suggest multi-pass full-core MOX appears to be a less effective way than multi-pass blended core IMF to manage the fuel cycle system because it requires higher TRU throughput while accruing waste management benefits at a slower rate. Single-pass recycle approaches for LWRs do not meet AFCI program objectives and could be considered a “dead end.” We did not study the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR). Fast reactors appear to be effective options but a significant number of fast reactors must be deployed before the benefit of such strategies can be observed.

  13. A study to determine the effectiveness of the leadership advisory board in meeting the needs of visioning and advocacy for the Texas agrilife extension service 

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    Ripley, Jeffrey Paul

    2009-05-15

    This study sought to determine and evaluate the effectiveness of the Leadership Advisory Board structure and its membership at meeting the needs of Visioning and Advocacy for Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The research ...

  14. Exit Options and Dividend Policy under Liquidity Constraints

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    Murto, Pauli; Terviö, Marko

    2009-01-01

    optimal exercise of real options. Boyle and Guthrie (2003)described by the standard real option model of optimal exit.

  15. Economics of Alaska North Slope gas utilization options

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    Thomas, C.P.; Doughty, T.C.; Hackworth, J.H.; North, W.B.; Robertson, E.P.

    1996-08-01

    The recoverable natural gas available for sale in the developed and known undeveloped fields on the Alaskan North Slope (ANS) total about 26 trillion cubic feet (TCF), including 22 TCF in the Prudhoe Bay Unit (PBU) and 3 TCF in the undeveloped Point Thomson Unit (PTU). No significant commercial use has been made of this large natural gas resource because there are no facilities in place to transport this gas to current markets. To date the economics have not been favorable to support development of a gas transportation system. However, with the declining trend in ANS oil production, interest in development of this huge gas resource is rising, making it important for the U.S. Department of Energy, industry, and the State of Alaska to evaluate and assess the options for development of this vast gas resource. The purpose of this study was to assess whether gas-to-liquids (GTL) conversion technology would be an economic alternative for the development and sale of the large, remote, and currently unmarketable ANS natural gas resource, and to compare the long term economic impact of a GTL conversion option to that of the more frequently discussed natural gas pipeline/liquefied natural gas (LNG) option. The major components of the study are: an assessment of the ANS oil and gas resources; an analysis of conversion and transportation options; a review of natural gas, LNG, and selected oil product markets; and an economic analysis of the LNG and GTL gas sales options based on publicly available input needed for assumptions of the economic variables. Uncertainties in assumptions are evaluated by determining the sensitivity of project economics to changes in baseline economic variables.

  16. Assessment for advanced fuel cycle options in CANDU

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    Morreale, A.C.; Luxat, J.C. [McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W. Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7 (Canada); Friedlander, Y. [AMEC-NSS Ltd., 700 University Ave. 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X6 (Canada)

    2013-07-01

    The possible options for advanced fuel cycles in CANDU reactors including actinide burning options and thorium cycles were explored and are feasible options to increase the efficiency of uranium utilization and help close the fuel cycle. The actinide burning TRUMOX approach uses a mixed oxide fuel of reprocessed transuranic actinides from PWR spent fuel blended with natural uranium in the CANDU-900 reactor. This system reduced actinide content by 35% and decreased natural uranium consumption by 24% over a PWR once through cycle. The thorium cycles evaluated used two CANDU-900 units, a generator and a burner unit along with a driver fuel feedstock. The driver fuels included plutonium reprocessed from PWR, from CANDU and low enriched uranium (LEU). All three cycles were effective options and reduced natural uranium consumption over a PWR once through cycle. The LEU driven system saw the largest reduction with a 94% savings while the plutonium driven cycles achieved 75% savings for PWR and 87% for CANDU. The high neutron economy, online fuelling and flexible compact fuel make the CANDU system an ideal reactor platform for many advanced fuel cycles.

  17. VISION: Verifiable Fuel Cycle Simulation Model

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    Jacob J. Jacobson; Abdellatif M. Yacout; Gretchen E. Matthern; Steven J. Piet; David E. Shropshire

    2009-04-01

    The nuclear fuel cycle is a very complex system that includes considerable dynamic complexity as well as detail complexity. In the nuclear power realm, there are experts and considerable research and development in nuclear fuel development, separations technology, reactor physics and waste management. What is lacking is an overall understanding of the entire nuclear fuel cycle and how the deployment of new fuel cycle technologies affects the overall performance of the fuel cycle. The Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative’s systems analysis group is developing a dynamic simulation model, VISION, to capture the relationships, timing and delays in and among the fuel cycle components to help develop an understanding of how the overall fuel cycle works and can transition as technologies are changed. This paper is an overview of the philosophy and development strategy behind VISION. The paper includes some descriptions of the model and some examples of how to use VISION.

  18. Evaluating sub-national building-energy efficiency policy options under uncertainty: Efficient sensitivity testing of alternative climate, technolgical, and socioeconomic futures in a regional intergrated-assessment model.

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    Scott, Michael J.; Daly, Don S.; Zhou, Yuyu; Rice, Jennie S.; Patel, Pralit L.; McJeon, Haewon C.; Kyle, G. Page; Kim, Son H.; Eom, Jiyong; Clarke, Leon E.

    2014-05-01

    Improving the energy efficiency of the building stock, commercial equipment and household appliances can have a major impact on energy use, carbon emissions, and building services. Subnational regions such as U.S. states wish to increase their energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions or adapt to climate change. Evaluating subnational policies to reduce energy use and emissions is difficult because of the uncertainties in socioeconomic factors, technology performance and cost, and energy and climate policies. Climate change may undercut such policies. Assessing these uncertainties can be a significant modeling and computation burden. As part of this uncertainty assessment, this paper demonstrates how a decision-focused sensitivity analysis strategy using fractional factorial methods can be applied to reveal the important drivers for detailed uncertainty analysis.

  19. Strategic Mission, Vision and Goals of the College of Architecture,

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    Strategic Mission, Vision and Goals of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities VISION, the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities will achieve national distinction for its ethos of creativity

  20. DOE Announces New Wind Vision Initiative at AWEA WINDPOWER Conference...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Announces New Wind Vision Initiative at AWEA WINDPOWER Conference DOE Announces New Wind Vision Initiative at AWEA WINDPOWER Conference August 1, 2013 - 2:40pm Addthis This is an...

  1. The Web Services Vision Definition of Web Services

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    Cheverst, Keith

    1 The Web Services Vision Overview Definition of Web Services Key concepts Difference from traditional web model Context Service-oriented architecture Distributed computing Overview Microsoft .NET vision Web Services Difference from traditional web model Context Service-oriented architecture

  2. Brain Derived Vision Algorithm on High Performance Architectures

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    2009-01-01

    Granger, R. : Novel brain-derived algorithms scale linearly37:345–369 17. Brain derived vision on IBM CELL: http://10.1007/s10766-009-0106-9 Brain Derived Vision Algorithm on

  3. Model-based Estimation of Flexibility and Optionability in an Integrated Real Options Framework

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    Mikaelian, Tsoline

    Uncertainties can be managed through real options that provide a decision maker the right, but not the obligation, to exercise actions at a later time. In previous work we introduced an integrated real options framework ...

  4. Real options "in" projects and systems design : identification of options and solutions for path dependency

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    Wang, Tao, 1973-

    2005-01-01

    This research develops a comprehensive approach to identify and deal with real options in" projects, that is, those real options (flexibility) that are integral parts of the technical design. It represents a first attempt ...

  5. Combining Financial Double Call Options with Real Options for Early Curtailment of Electricity Service

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    @IEOR.Berkeley.edu Abstract In a competitive electricity market traditional demand side management options offering customers demand for electricity. Most interruptible service contracts offered alternative warning times. Tariff TCombining Financial Double Call Options with Real Options for Early Curtailment of Electricity

  6. Security engineering for embedded systems the SecFutur vision

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    Security engineering for embedded systems ­ the SecFutur vision [Vision Paper] Sigrid Gürgens in the development of embedded systems. However, strongly interconnected em- bedded systems play vital roles in many for embedded systems is a discipline that currently attracts more interest. This paper presents the vision

  7. Technology Vision 2020 – The U.S. Chemical Industry

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    none,

    1996-12-01

    Technology Vision 2020 is a call to action, innovation, and change for the U.S. chemical industry. The body of this report outlines the current state of the industry, a vision for tomorrow, and the technical advances needed to make this vision a reality.

  8. Pedestrian Detectability: Predicting Human Perception Performance with Machine Vision

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    to accomplish a better prediction of possible risks. Nonetheless, the utility of artificial vision systems canPedestrian Detectability: Predicting Human Perception Performance with Machine Vision David Engel vision we propose a method we deem useful for the optimization of Human-Machine-Interfaces in driver

  9. Modeling Living Systems for Computer Vision Demetri Terzopoulos

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    Terzopoulos, Demetri

    , for computer vision. First, I present a new breed of artificial animals in a physics­based virtual marine world vision. 1 These advances center around the idea of artificial animals, or ``animats'' a term coined and 3 present our work on artificial fishes and animat vision. The basic idea in a nutshell

  10. Vision Multi-picture Challenge A Multi-picture

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    Sloman, Aaron

    Vision Multi-picture Challenge A Multi-picture Challenge for Theories of Vision Aaron Sloman School for Vision Slide 1 Last revised: June 11, 2013 #12;The Problem · Human researchers have only very recently (especially in artificial experimental situations) may be incapable of being extended to explain the rest

  11. 3D Computer Vision and Video Computing IntroductionIntroduction

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    Zhu, Zhigang

    /Analysis/Interpretation Interpretation is an Artificial Intelligence Problem Sources of Knowledge in Vision Levels of Abstraction1 3D Computer Vision and Video Computing IntroductionIntroduction CSc I6716 Spring 2012 3D Computer Vision Introduction Instructor: Zhigang Zhu City College of New York zzhu@ccny.cuny.edu 3D Computer

  12. Cognitive Vision for Autonomous Satellite Rendezvous and Docking

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    Terzopoulos, Demetri

    with the challenge of effec- tively combining low-level vision with artificial intelli- gence. Some of the earliestCognitive Vision for Autonomous Satellite Rendezvous and Docking Faisal Z. Qureshi and Demetri MDRobotics Limited, Brampton, ON L6S 4J3, Canada Abstract We present a cognitively-controlled vision system

  13. 3D Computer Vision and Video Computing IntroductionIntroduction

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    Zhu, Zhigang

    /Analysis/Interpretation Interpretation is an Artificial Intelligence Problem Sources of Knowledge in Vision Levels of Abstraction1 3D Computer Vision and Video Computing IntroductionIntroduction CSc I6716 Spring 2011 3D Computer Vision Introduction Instructor: Zhigang Zhu City College of New York zzhu@ccny.cuny.edu 3D Computer

  14. 3D Computer Vision and Video Computing IntroductionIntroduction

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    Zhu, Zhigang

    /Analysis/Interpretation Interpretation is an Artificial Intelligence Problem Sources of Knowledge in Vision Levels of Abstraction1 3D Computer Vision and Video Computing IntroductionIntroduction CSc I6716 Spring 2013 3D Computer Vision Introduction Instructor: Zhigang Zhu City College of New York zzhu@ccny.cuny.edu 3D Computer

  15. Linkping University Post Print Vision-Based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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    Doherty, Patrick

    Linköping University Post Print Vision-Based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Navigation Using Geo. Original Publication: Gianpaolo Conte and Patrick Doherty, Vision-Based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Navigation.1155/2009/387308 Research Article Vision-Based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Navigation Using Geo-Referenced Information Gianpaolo

  16. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE BIOLOGY GENERAL OPTION

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    Kemp, Brian M.

    * OR 201 Physics 4 hrs. PHYSICS 102* OR 202 Physics 4 hrs. General Biology Option Requirements: CellBACHELOR OF SCIENCE ­ BIOLOGY GENERAL OPTION A Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State Requirements: Grade BIOLOGY 106 General Biology 4 hrs. BIOLOGY 107 General Biology 4 hrs. BIOLOGY 301 General

  17. Zinc Bromide Waste Solution Treatment Options

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    Langston, C.A.

    2001-01-16

    The objective of this effort was to identify treatment options for 20,000 gallons of low-level radioactively contaminated zinc bromide solution currently stored in C-Area. These options will be relevant when the solutions are declared waste.

  18. Equity Options and Stochastic Interest Rates1

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    Ouwehand, Peter

    M Acott February 14, 2006 1 The financial assistance of the Department of Labour (DoL) towards risk of equity options except around the Optimal Exercise Boundary of American options, but displays enhanced convexity (i.e. `Gamma'-type risks) over the stochastic interest rate model. #12;Acknowledgements

  19. Art: Graphic Design Option 1 (page 1)

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    Elzanowski, Marek

    Art: Graphic Design Option 1 (page 1) Option 2 (page 2) Bachelor of Science 201516 Degree Maps Freshman Inquiry 5 Freshman Inquiry 5 Freshman Inquiry 5 ART 115 4 ART 131 4 ART 118 4 ARH 204 or ARH 205 4 ART 182 or ART 117 4 ART 120 4 ARH 206 4 Total Credits 13 Total

  20. Art: Graphic Design Option 1 (page 1)

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    Elzanowski, Marek

    Art: Graphic Design Option 1 (page 1) Option 2 (page 2) Bachelor of Arts 201516 Degree Maps Milestones: Complete ART 118 & 120 (by spring term). ARH 206 recommended during summer term. Freshman Foreign Language 103 4 ART 115 4 ART 131 4 ART 118 4 ARH 204 or ARH 205 4 ART 182 or ART 117

  1. What drives option prices? Frdric Abergel1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . The study reveals that while the modeling of stochastic volatility gives more robust models, the market does 2 Theoretical framework 4 3 Intraday joint dynamics of option and underlying prices 5 3.1 EppsWhat drives option prices? Frédéric Abergel1 and Riadh Zaatour2 Chair of Quantitative Finance Ecole

  2. Montana State University 1 Film Option

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Montana State University 1 Film Option Students in the Film Option gain hands have opportunities to engage in film production throughout the program, starting in the first year and culminating in a senior thesis film project. At the same time, students study film history, film aesthetics

  3. Montana State University 1 Geology Option

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Montana State University 1 Geology Option The Geology Option is a degree program designed and private sectors in fields such as petroleum geology, mining geology, seismology (including earthquake and volcanic risk assessment), hydrology (surface and ground water) natural-hazard geology, environmental clean

  4. Target Volatility Option Pricing Giuseppe Di Graziano

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    Macrina, Andrea

    for the pricing of Target Volatility Options (TVOs), a recent market innovation in the eld of volatility are lower than the target volatility, the pay-o of the former is higher than the pay-o of the corresponding experi- enced a steep increase, with a signicant impact on option (long vega) costs. The generalized

  5. Fusion Energy: Visions of the Future

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    energy conversion Direct energy conversion No $$$ turbines Why Is Aneutronic Fusion Cheap? #12;Dense Star Formation REPRODUCING NATURAL INSTABILITIES Solar Flares #12;Energy (X-rays, Ion Beams) CaptureFusion Energy: Visions of the Future Dec. 10-11, 2013 FOCUS FUSION Cheap, Clean, Safe & Unlimited

  6. Kernel methods & sparse methods for computer vision

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    Bach, Francis

    / algorithms / applications 2 #12;Machine learning for computer vision · Multiplication of digital media · Many from 3 #12;Image retrieval Classification, ranking, outlier detection 4 #12;Image retrieval Classification, ranking, outlier detection 5 #12;Image retrieval Classification, ranking, outlier detection 6 #12

  7. Book Review Re-Visioning Conservation

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    Waller, Donald M.

    of prescient efforts by Victor Shelford and the Ecological Society of America in the 1920s and 1930sBook Review Re-Visioning Conservation Rewilding North America. A Vi- sion for Conservation large connected areas with intact populations of car- nivores and ecological processes

  8. Robotics and Vision Scientist Evolution Robotics

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    91106 (626) 993-3300 09 May 2011 Evolution Robotics Employment Opportunity Profile · Title: Robotics and Vision Scientist · Reports to: VP of Research and Development The Company: Evolution Robotics, Inc. The recent convergence of low-cost mobile comput- ing, wireless communication, and sensing technologies has

  9. Object Categorization: Computer and Human Vision Perspectives

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    Edelman, Shimon

    to the question of what it means to see. 1.2 Seeing vs. "seeing as" In his epochal book Vision, David Marr (1982, detailed, and computational. Briefly, according to Marr, to see means "to know what is where by looking of the known objects, if any, are present in the scene. The research program initiated by Marr and Poggio (1977

  10. Vision, mission and strategies 2010 to 2020

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    Svenningsson, Josef

    Vision, mission and strategies 2010 to 2020 UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY #12;#12;A sustainable future nature of our organisation also promotes freedom regarding career paths, owner- ship and responsibility to sustainability. We make good use of Chalmers' strengths and opportunities to extend our collaborations

  11. TESLA'S VISION OF THE WIRELESS GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

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    Trajkovic, Ljiljana

    of Nikola Tesla #12;January 17, 2005 UBC Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University 9 Wireless patentsTESLA'S VISION OF THE WIRELESS GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS Ljiljana Trajkovi Communication Networks;January 17, 2005 UBC Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University 2 Road map Tesla in 1890's First wireless

  12. TESLA'S VISION OF THE WIRELESS GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

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    Trajkovic, Ljiljana

    to align with the electric field. The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla #12;March 12TESLA'S VISION OF THE WIRELESS GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS Ljiljana Trajkovi Communication Networks;March 12, 2004 Kwantlen College Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University 2 Road map Tesla in 1890's

  13. VISION 2020 A SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY FOR

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    Ruthazer, Edward

    FROM THE PRINCIPAL 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 INTRODUCTION 5 BENCHMARKING OUR SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE 7VISION 2020 A SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY FOR MCGILL UNIVERSITY #12;MCGILL UNIVERSITY ASPIRES TO ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARDS OF SUSTAINABILITY ON ITS CAMPUSES AND IN ITS DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES

  14. VISION 2020 A SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY FOR

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    Ruthazer, Edward

    VISION 2020 A SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY FOR MCGILL UNIVERSITY PRIORITY ACTION BRIEFS #12;Research Through a consultative process, develop a working definition of "sustainability research" and map of "sustainability research" and map the presence of such research at McGill. DESCRIPTION Research that explores

  15. 2020 Vision Project Summary: FY99

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    K.W. Gordon; K.P. Scott

    2000-01-01

    During the 1998-99 school year, students from participating schools completed and submitted a variety of scenarios describing potential world and regional conditions in the year 2020 and their possible effect on U.S. national security. This report summarizes the student's views and describes trends observed over the course of the 2020 Vision project's four years.

  16. Introduction 3 Our Vision for 2020 7

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    29 The University of Nottingham was founded on a vision that education can transform people's lives and declare University Park our new home, Sir Jesse Boot wrote: At the moment of the opening by His Majesty the King, when the stones of the coming University are still un-weathered by time, it is difficult

  17. Building Technologies Program Vision, Mission, and Goals

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    2011-12-15

    The Vision, Mission, and Goals of the Building Technologies Program (BTP) focus on short term energy efficiency outcomes such as improved economic environment, enhanced comfort, and affordability that collectively benefit our nation. Long-term goals focus on helping secure our nation's energy independence.

  18. 1992 Columbia River Salmon Flow Measures Options Analysis/EIS.

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    This Options Analysis/Environmental Impact Statement (OA/EIS) identifies, presents effects of, and evaluates the potential options for changing instream flow levels in efforts to increase salmon populations in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers. The potential actions would be implemented during 1992 to benefit juvenile and adult salmon during migration through eight run-of-river reservoirs. The Corps of Engineers (Corps) prepared this document in cooperation with the Bonneville Power Administration and the Bureau of Reclamation. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FSWS) is a participating agency. The text and appendices of the document describe the characteristics of 10 Federal projects and one private water development project in the Columbia River drainage basin. Present and potential operation of these projects and their effects on the salmon that spawn and rear in the Columbia and Snake River System are presented. The life history, status, and response of Pacific salmon to current environmental conditions are described.

  19. Storage option an Analytic approach

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    Dmitry Lesnik

    2012-05-28

    The mathematical problem of the static storage optimisation is formulated and solved by means of a variational analysis. The solution obtained in implicit form is shedding light on the most important features of the optimal exercise strategy. We show how the solution depends on different constraint types including carry cost and cycling constraint. We investigate the relation between intrinsic and stochastic solutions. In particular we give another proof that the stochastic problem has a "bang-bang" optimal exercise strategy. We also show why the optimal stochastic exercise decision is always close to the intrinsic one. In the second half we develop a perturbation analysis to solve the stochastic optimisation problem. The obtained approximate solution allows us to estimate the time value of the storage option. In particular we find an answer to rather academic question of asymptotic time value for the mean reversion parameter approaching zero or infinity. We also investigate the differences between swing and storage problems. The analytical results are compared with numerical valuations and found to be in a good agreement.

  20. Photogrammetric Computer Vision, WS 2011 -Exercise 1 Javier Montoya Zurich WS 2011 1 / 6 Photogrammetric Computer Vision WS 2011

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    Giger, Christine

    Photogrammetric Computer Vision, WS 2011 - Exercise 1 Javier Montoya Zurich WS 2011 1 / 6 Photogrammetric Computer Vision WS 2011 Exercise 3 Javier Montoya Photogrammetry and Remote SensingPhotogrammetry and Remote Sensing http://www.igp.ethz.ch/photogrammetry #12;Photogrammetric Computer Vision, WS 2011

  1. Photogrammetric Computer Vision, WS 2011 -Exercise 1 Javier Montoya Zurich WS 2011 1 / 17 Photogrammetric Computer Vision WS 2011

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    Giger, Christine

    Photogrammetric Computer Vision, WS 2011 - Exercise 1 Javier Montoya Zurich WS 2011 1 / 17 Photogrammetric Computer Vision WS 2011 Exercise 2 Javier Montoya Photogrammetry and Remote SensingPhotogrammetry and Remote Sensing http://www.igp.ethz.ch/photogrammetry #12;Photogrammetric Computer Vision, WS 2011

  2. Retinal Counterion Switch Mechanism in Vision Evaluated by Molecular Simulations

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    181 exist as glutamates in the dark state and remain deprotonated through the MI state, giving a net circumstances. According to the original proposal,8 in the dark and bathorhodopsin states, the retinal PSB

  3. Toward accessible evaluation of the electrophysiology of human vision

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    Canham, Amy Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    As photoreceptors in our retinas capture discrete photons, that energy is converted into an electrochemical signal which shoots back through the optic nerve and into our visual cortex. We can sample that signal as it's ...

  4. Pricing and hedging a barrier option 

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    Bogossian, Alan

    2002-01-01

    . Monte-Carlo Simulations Many exotic derivatives, usually those that are path-dependent, cannot be computed using a closed form equation. As we have seen this, it is the case of barrier options with discontinuous barrier (daily or weekly barrier... would like to get the same price for the option each time we use the same parameter. This fact is really important in order to be able to measure the sensitivity of the option's price with respect to its determinants. A straightforward Monte Carlo...

  5. Declaration of Elective Option Department of Physics Student's Name: ______________________________ UIN _________________________________

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    Lee, Tonghun

    Declaration of Elective Option Department of Physics Student's Name or Engineering Physics programs use this form to declare an elective option. The official list of elective options for your program is available here: LAS Science and Letters: http://physics

  6. Rolling Up a Put Option as Prices Increase 

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    Johnson, Jason; Polk, Wade

    2008-10-07

    Agricultural producers use put options to protect themselves against declining prices. The technique of "rolling up a put option, explained in this publication, allows the producer to raise the minimum expected selling price of a put option...

  7. VOLATILITY TIME AND PROPERTIES OF OPTION PRICES: A SUMMARY

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    Janson, Svante

    VOLATILITY TIME AND PROPERTIES OF OPTION PRICES: A SUMMARY volatility time, to show convexity of option prices in the underlying asset if the contract function is convex as well as continuity and monotonicity of the option price in the volatility

  8. Citrus Offers Year-Round Options

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    Martin, Orin

    2008-01-01

    Center’s Alan Chadwick Garden, offers ideas for choosing andSystems, UC Santa Cruz Citrus Offers Year-Round Options Tvarietal descriptions offer an idea of the wide range of

  9. Real Options for Project Schedules (ROPS)

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    Ingber, Lester

    2007-01-01

    Real Options for Project Schedules (ROPS) has three recursive sampling/optimization shells. An outer Adaptive Simulated Annealing (ASA) optimization shell optimizes parameters of strategic Plans containing multiple Projects containing ordered Tasks. A middle shell samples probability distributions of durations of Tasks. An inner shell samples probability distributions of costs of Tasks. PATHTREE is used to develop options on schedules.. Algorithms used for Trading in Risk Dimensions (TRD) are applied to develop a relative risk analysis among projects.

  10. Option values of low carbon technology policies

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    Finon, Dominique; Meunier, Guy

    2012-06-19

    that should be installed in the first period is 1D and the production capacity that should be built in the second period is 2D . The demand is assumed inelastic in order to simplify the analytical model, this assumption is relaxed... to be a major option for reducing emissions from the electricity industry, which is the main emitting industrial sector. The most promising options are: carbon capture and storage (CCS), the new nuclear, solar thermal plants...

  11. Accommodations for Vision Disabilities | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative Fuels DataEnergy Webinar: DemonstrationProgram |toPhysical DisabilitiesVision

  12. Clean Energy Options for Sabah: An Analysis of Resource Availability...

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    Clean Energy Options for Sabah: An Analysis of Resource Availability and Cost Jump to: navigation, search Name Clean Energy Options for Sabah: An Analysis of Resource Availability...

  13. Waste Heat Management Options for Improving Industrial Process...

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    Heat Management Options for Improving Industrial Process Heating Systems Waste Heat Management Options for Improving Industrial Process Heating Systems This presentation covers...

  14. Overview of Options to Integrate Stationary Power Generation...

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    Options to Integrate Stationary Power Generation from Fuel Cells with Hydrogen Demand for the Transportation Sector Overview of Options to Integrate Stationary Power Generation...

  15. Measurement and Verification Options for Federal Energy- and...

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

    Options for Federal Energy- and Water-Saving Projects Measurement and Verification Options for Federal Energy- and Water-Saving Projects Federal Energy Management Program...

  16. A New Spectral Element Method for Pricing European Options ...

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    2013-01-02

    Nov 11, 2011 ... equations for pricing European options under the Black–Scholes and ... functions · Option pricing · Black–Scholes · Merton jump diffusion.

  17. CHARACTERIZATION OF SURPLUS PLUTONIUM FOR DISPOSITION OPTIONS

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    Allender, J; Edwin Moore, E; Scott Davies, S

    2008-07-15

    The United States (U.S.) has identified 61.5 metric tons (MT) of plutonium that is permanently excess to use in nuclear weapons programs, including 47.2 MT of weapons-grade plutonium. Except for materials that remain in use for programs outside of national defense, including programs for nuclear-energy development, the surplus inventories will be stored safely by the Department of Energy (DOE) and then transferred to facilities that will prepare the plutonium for permanent disposition. Some items will be disposed as transuranic waste, low-level waste, or spent fuel. The remaining surplus plutonium will be managed through: (1) the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility (FFF), to be constructed at the Savannah River Site (SRS), where the plutonium will be converted to fuel that will be irradiated in civilian power reactors and later disposed to a high-level waste (HLW) repository as spent fuel; (2) the SRS H-Area facilities, by dissolving and transfer to HLW systems, also for disposal to the repository; or (3) alternative immobilization techniques that would provide durable and secure disposal. From the beginning of the U.S. program for surplus plutonium disposition, DOE has sponsored research to characterize the surplus materials and to judge their suitability for planned disposition options. Because many of the items are stored without extensive analyses of their current chemical content, the characterization involves three interacting components: laboratory sample analysis, if available; non-destructive assay data; and rigorous evaluation of records for the processing history for items and inventory groups. This information is collected from subject-matter experts at inventory sites and from materials stabilization and surveillance programs, in cooperation with the design agencies for the disposition facilities. This report describes the operation and status of the characterization program.

  18. Recommendation 212: Evaluate additional storage and disposal options |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (BillionProvedTravelInformationCollectionGrid Workshop, AprilDepartment of EnergyofDepartment of

  19. Evaluation of Options for Permanent Geologic Disposal of Spent...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    disposal concepts are addressed: mined repositories in three geologic media-salt, clayshale rocks, and crystalline (e.g., granitic) rocks-and deep borehole disposal in...

  20. Evaluation of Optional Cancellation Contracts using Quantitative Finance Techniques

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    Zubelli, Jorge Passamani

    steadly in the last years. Because of its nature, transportation is a crucial issue for the natural gas market. There are two ways of transporting natural gas: pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG of markets to choose from. The technique has potential applications to contracts of Liquefied Natural Gas

  1. Evaluation of Powertrain Options and Component Sizing for MD...

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

    Sizing for MD and HD Applications on Real World Drive Cycles 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

  2. Helping Policymakers Evaluate Distributed Wind Options | Department of

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative Fuelsof Energy ServicesContracting OversightEMS Policyand Cooling

  3. ADVANCED HYDROGEN TRANSPORT MEMBRANES FOR VISION 21 FOSSIL FUEL PLANTS

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    Shane E. Roark; Tony F. Sammells; Adam Calihman; Andy Girard; Pamela M. Van Calcar; Richard Mackay; Tom Barton; Sara Rolfe

    2001-01-30

    Eltron Research Inc., and team members CoorsTek, McDermott Technology, Inc., Sued Chemie, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing an environmentally benign, inexpensive, and efficient method for separating hydrogen from gas mixtures produced during industrial processes, such as coal gasification. This objective is being pursued using dense membranes based in part on Eltron-patented ceramic materials with a demonstrated ability for proton and electron conduction. The technical goals are being addressed by modifying single-phase and composite membrane composition and microstructure to maximize proton and electron conductivity without loss of material stability. Ultimately, these materials must enable hydrogen separation at practical rates under ambient and high-pressure conditions, without deactivation in the presence of feedstream components such as carbon dioxide, water, and sulfur. This project was motivated by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Vision 21 initiative which seeks to economically eliminate environmental concerns associated with the use of fossil fuels. The proposed technology addresses the DOE Vision 21 initiative in two ways. First, this process offers a relatively inexpensive solution for pure hydrogen separation that can be easily incorporated into Vision 21 fossil fuel plants. Second, this process could reduce the cost of hydrogen, which is a clean burning fuel under increasing demand as supporting technologies are developed for hydrogen utilization and storage. Additional motivation for this project arises from the potential of this technology for other applications. Membranes testing during this reporting period were greater than 1 mm thick and had the general perovskite composition AB{sub 1-x}B'{sub x}O{sub 3-{delta}}, where 0.05 {<=} x {<=} 0.3. These materials demonstrated hydrogen separation rates between 1 and 2 mL/min/cm{sup 2}, which represents roughly 20% of the target goal for membranes of this thickness. The sintered membranes were greater than 95% dense, but the phase purity decreased with increasing dopant concentration. The quantity of dopant incorporated into the perovskite phase was roughly constant, with excess dopant forming an additional phase. Composite materials with distinct ceramic and metallic phases, and thin film perovskites (100 {micro}m) also were successfully prepared, but have not yet been tested for hydrogen transport. Finally, porous platinum was identified as a excellent catalyst for evaluation of membrane materials, however, lower cost nickel catalyst systems are being developed.

  4. Essay/Book review to appear in The Gerontologist VISION IMPAIRMENT AND REHABILITATION

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    Sekuler, Robert

    Essay/Book review to appear in The Gerontologist VISION IMPAIRMENT AND REHABILITATION: TAKING STOCK and Frank J. Whittington. AFB Press, New York, 285 pp., $32.95 (paper). Vision Rehabilitation: Assessment). The Lighthouse Handbook on Vision Impairment and Vision Rehabilitation, Volume I, Vision Impairment, and Volume

  5. On the Foundations of Vision Modeling V. Noncommutative Monoids of Occlusive

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    Ferguson, Thomas S.

    giants in vision sciences, including David Marr in computer vision and artificial intelligence [1On the Foundations of Vision Modeling V. Noncommutative Monoids of Occlusive Preimages Jianhong and realistic modeling of human and computer vision. Key words: Vision, depth, occlusion, preimages

  6. Life cycle assessment of base-load heat sources for district heating system options

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    Ghafghazi, Saeed [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Sowlati, T. [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine [ORNL; Melin, Staffan [Delta Research Corporation

    2011-03-01

    Purpose There has been an increased interest in utilizing renewable energy sources in district heating systems. District heating systems are centralized systems that provide heat for residential and commercial buildings in a community. While various renewable and conventional energy sources can be used in such systems, many stakeholders are interested in choosing the feasible option with the least environmental impacts. This paper evaluates and compares environmental burdens of alternative energy source options for the base load of a district heating center in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC) using the life cycle assessment method. The considered energy sources include natural gas, wood pellet, sewer heat, and ground heat. Methods The life cycle stages considered in the LCA model cover all stages from fuel production, fuel transmission/transportation, construction, operation, and finally demolition of the district heating system. The impact categories were analyzed based on the IMPACT 2002+ method. Results and discussion On a life-cycle basis, the global warming effect of renewable energy options were at least 200 kgeqCO2 less than that of the natural gas option per MWh of heat produced by the base load system. It was concluded that less than 25% of the upstream global warming impact associated with the wood pellet energy source option was due to transportation activities and about 50% of that was resulted from wood pellet production processes. In comparison with other energy options, the wood pellets option has higher impacts on respiratory of inorganics, terrestrial ecotoxicity, acidification, and nutrification categories. Among renewable options, the global warming impact of heat pump options in the studied case in Vancouver, BC, were lower than the wood pellet option due to BC's low carbon electricity generation profile. Ozone layer depletion and mineral extraction were the highest for the heat pump options due to extensive construction required for these options. Conclusions Natural gas utilization as the primary heat source for district heat production implies environmental complications beyond just the global warming impacts. Diffusing renewable energy sources for generating the base load district heat would reduce human toxicity, ecosystem quality degradation, global warming, and resource depletion compared to the case of natural gas. Reducing fossil fuel dependency in various stages of wood pellet production can remarkably reduce the upstream global warming impact of using wood pellets for district heat generation.

  7. The New Urbanism: Expanding the Vision for the Design Professions

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    1994-01-01

    the Vision for the Design Professions Partici pants 1 Aof design ] . The Profession and the Future: Expanding O u rthe environmental design professions. Hood: I once heard th

  8. Vision Machine & Fabrication Corp. Named Top Small Business Subcontrac...

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

    Vision Machine & Fabrication Corp. Named Top Small Business Subcontractor at Jefferson Lab for FY 2014 NEWPORT NEWS, VA, Sept. 10, 2015 - Jefferson Science Associates, the...

  9. Pump Systems Matter Mission and Vision | Department of Energy

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    ionofPumpSystemsMatter.pdf More Documents & Publications Overview of Pump Systems Matter Hydraulic Institute Mission and Vision Course Overview Pump Systems Matter Optimization...

  10. Stereo Vision Aided Navigation for Robotic Boats (MAS 10)

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    2006-01-01

    A docking system for a robotic boat using stereo vision foraided Navigation for Robotic Boats Arvind Menezes Pereira,Moorthi and David Caron. Robotic Embedded Systems Lab,

  11. Secretary Chu Presents Smart Grid Vision and Announces $144 Million...

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    Chu detailed his vision for implementing the smart grid and modernizing America's electrical system: a stronger, smarter, more efficient electricity infrastructure that will...

  12. An Earth-Friendly Wind Vision | Department of Energy

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    Wind Vision Wind energy is a clean, domestic energy source that requires little to no water and creates no air pollution when compared with conventional energy technologies. In...

  13. DOE Releases Climate VISION Progress Report 2007 | Department...

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    Outlines Industry Progress in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity through Climate VISION Partnership WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released the...

  14. Hydrogen Production: Overview of Technology Options, January 2009

    Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

    Overview of technology options for hydrogen production, its challenges and research needs and next steps

  15. Hydrogen Production: Overview of Technology Options, January 2009

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    FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership

    2009-01-15

    Overview of technology options for hydrogen production, its challenges and research needs and next steps

  16. PRICING AND HEDGING SPREAD OPTIONS RENE CARMONA AND VALDO DURRLEMAN

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    Carmona, Rene

    a chance to venture in the poorly understood world of asset valuation and real options which are the objectPRICING AND HEDGING SPREAD OPTIONS REN´E CARMONA AND VALDO DURRLEMAN ABSTRACT. We survey the theoretical and the computational problems associated with the pricing of spread options. These options

  17. Renewable Energies program (6 credit hour) Option A: 11

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    Simaan, Nabil

    Renewable Energies program (6 credit hour) Option A: 11 Option B: The program is organized by t Spanish Institute and the Asso program on renewable energy will provide students with advanced knowledge. opportunities: option A- two renewable energies; option B include on-site visits to renewable energy generation

  18. RAPID VISION APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT USING HIVE A Modular and Scaleable Approach to Vision System Engineering

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    British Columbia, University of

    called drones are defined and connected together to create larger systems. Drones are simple to implement vision pipelines. We present a set of drones defined within Hive and a suite of applications built using these drones which utilize the input from multiple cameras and a variety of sensors. Results demonstrate

  19. High-Power Options for LANSCE

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    Garnett, Robert W.

    2011-01-01

    The LANSCE linear accelerator at Los Alamos National Laboratory has a long history of successful beam operations at 800 kW. We have recently studied options for restoration of high-power operations including approaches for increasing the performance to multi-MW levels. In this paper we will discuss the results of this study including the present limitations of the existing accelerating structures at LANSCE, and the high-voltage and RF systems that drive them. Several options will be discussed and a preferred option will be presented that will enable the first in a new generation of scientific facilities for the materials community. The emphasis of this new facility is 'Matter-Radiation Interactions in Extremes' (MaRIE) which will be used to discover and design the advanced materials needed to meet 21st century national security and energy security challenges.

  20. Flexible electrode array for artifical vision

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    Krulevitch, Peter (Pleasanton, CA); Polla, Dennis L. (Roseville, MN); Maghribi, Mariam N. (Davis, CA); Hamilton, Julie (Tracy, CA)

    2006-12-05

    An image is captured or otherwise converted into a signal in an artificial vision system. The signal is transmitted to the retina utilizing an implant. The implant consists of a polymer substrate made of a compliant material such as poly(dimethylsiloxane) or PDMS. The polymer substrate is conformable to the shape of the retina. Electrodes and conductive leads are embedded in the polymer substrate. The conductive leads and the electrodes transmit the signal representing the image to the cells in the retina. The signal representing the image stimulates cells in the retina.

  1. Energy Vision International Florida | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTIONRobertsdale, AlabamaETEC GmbH JumpEllenville, NewLtd EILEnergy DatadataCentreCoTrust of OregonVision

  2. Energy Visions Prize | OpenEI Community

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EA Jump to:of theClimateElgin,WindMap: Name: EnergyEnergy Visions Prize

  3. Vision Based Navigation for a Mobile Robot with Different Field of Views

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    Khan, Rizwan A; Saeed, Saqib

    2009-01-01

    The basic idea behind evolutionary robotics is to evolve a set of neural controllers for a particular task at hand. It involves use of various input parameters such as infrared sensors, light sensors and vision based methods. This paper aims to explore the evolution of vision based navigation in a mobile robot. It discusses in detail the effect of different field of views for a mobile robot. The individuals have been evolved using different FOV values and the results have been recorded and analyzed.The optimum values for FOV have been proposed after evaluating more than 100 different values. It has been observed that the optimum FOV value requires lesser number of generations for evolution and the mobile robot trained with that particular value is able to navigate well in the environment.

  4. Probability Background Black Scholes for European Call/Put Options Risk-Neutral Measure American Options and Duality Mathematical Finance

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    Morrow, James A.

    -Neutral Measure American Options and Duality Definition A stochastic process is a family (Xt ) of real valuedProbability Background Black Scholes for European Call/Put Options Risk-Neutral Measure American Options and Duality Mathematical Finance Option Pricing under the Risk-Neutral Measure Cory Barnes

  5. Dynamic Programming and Graph Algorithms in Computer Vision Pedro F. Felzenszwalb and Ramin Zabih

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    Field, David

    : Combinatorial Algorithms, Vision and Scene Understanding, Artificial Intelligence, Computing Methodologies 1Dynamic Programming and Graph Algorithms in Computer Vision Pedro F. Felzenszwalb and Ramin Zabih, and has been successfully applied to many vision problems. Discrete optimization techniques are especially

  6. Vision, Robotics and Images Research Group, UFPR 1 GPU-accelerated PSF Estimation with a

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    , Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence Databases, Computer-Human Interface Computer Networks, EmbeddedVision, Robotics and Images Research Group, UFPR 1 GPU-accelerated PSF Estimation) Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics, Freiburg, Germany #12;Vision, Robotics and Images Research Group

  7. ITP Mining: The Future Begins with Mining- A Vision of the Mining Industry of the Future

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    This vision document details long-term goals and objectives for the mining industry. Stemming from this vision document, targeted technology roadmaps were developed that describe pathways of research to achieve the vision goals.

  8. EIS-0123: Direct Service Industry Options

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    BPA proposes to implement one or more options to reduce load fluctuations and revenue uncertainty resulting from its electrical service to 10 aluminum smelters and its other direct service industrial customers. BPA believes these options will give BPA greater ability to plan for power needs and help to maintain its relatively strong financial position during the current period of power surplus. They also are expected to enhance BPA's ability to repay the U.S. Treasury. In turn, BPA rates to other customers would stabilize.

  9. Civil Engineering & Bio-Resources Option Montana State University-Bozeman

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    E3 8/7/02 Civil Engineering & Bio-Resources Option Montana State University-Bozeman Mission, Objectives, Outcomes -- Evaluation and Assessment February 10, 2011 Engineering Accreditation Commission Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology 111 Market Place, Suite 1050 Baltimore, Maryland 21202

  10. Performance improvement options for the supercritical carbon dioxide brayton cycle.

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    Moisseytsev, A.; Sienicki, J. J.; Nuclear Engineering Division

    2008-07-17

    The supercritical carbon dioxide (S-CO{sub 2}) Brayton cycle is under development at Argonne National Laboratory as an advanced power conversion technology for Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors (SFRs) as well as other Generation IV advanced reactors as an alternative to the traditional Rankine steam cycle. For SFRs, the S-CO{sub 2} Brayton cycle eliminates the need to consider sodium-water reactions in the licensing and safety evaluation, reduces the capital cost of the SFR plant, and increases the SFR plant efficiency. Even though the S-CO{sub 2} cycle has been under development for some time and optimal sets of operating parameters have been determined, those earlier development and optimization studies have largely been directed at applications to other systems such as gas-cooled reactors which have higher operating temperatures than SFRs. In addition, little analysis has been carried out to investigate cycle configurations deviating from the selected 'recompression' S-CO{sub 2} cycle configuration. In this work, several possible ways to improve S-CO{sub 2} cycle performance for SFR applications have been identified and analyzed. One set of options incorporates optimization approaches investigated previously, such as variations in the maximum and minimum cycle pressure and minimum cycle temperature, as well as a tradeoff between the component sizes and the cycle performance. In addition, the present investigation also covers options which have received little or no attention in the previous studies. Specific options include a 'multiple-recompression' cycle configuration, intercooling and reheating, as well as liquid-phase CO{sub 2} compression (pumping) either by CO{sub 2} condensation or by a direct transition from the supercritical to the liquid phase. Some of the options considered did not improve the cycle efficiency as could be anticipated beforehand. Those options include: a double recompression cycle, intercooling between the compressor stages, and reheating between the turbine stages. Analyses carried out as part of the current investigation confirm the possibilities of improving the cycle efficiency that have been identified in previous investigations. The options in this group include: increasing the heat exchanger and turbomachinery sizes, raising of the cycle high end pressure (although the improvement potential of this option is very limited), and optimization of the low end temperature and/or pressure to operate as close to the (pseudo) critical point as possible. Analyses carried out for the present investigation show that significant cycle performance improvement can sometimes be realized if the cycle operates below the critical temperature at its low end. Such operation, however, requires the availability of a heat sink with a temperature lower than 30 C for which applicability of this configuration is dependent upon the climate conditions where the plant is constructed (i.e., potential performance improvements are site specific). Overall, it is shown that the S-CO{sub 2} Brayton cycle efficiency can potentially be increased to 45 %, if a low temperature heat sink is available and incorporation of larger components (e.g.., heat exchangers or turbomachinery) having greater component efficiencies does not significantly increase the overall plant cost.

  11. ME/SE 740 Vision, Robotics & Planning Spring 2009

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    Lin, Xi

    ME/SE 740 ­ Vision, Robotics & Planning Spring 2009 Professor Pierre Dupont, Room 408, 110 Cummington Street 353-9596 pierre@bu.edu Required Text: A Mathematical Introduction to ROBOTIC MANIPULATION://www.engin.umich.edu/group/ctm/basic/basic.html #12;ME/SE 740 ­ Vision, Robotics & Planning 1/22/20092 Course Topics: 1. Introduction: · Historical

  12. A SURVEY ON INDUSTRIAL VISION SYSTEMS, APPLICATIONS AND TOOLS

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    Petrakis, Euripides G.M.

    A SURVEY ON INDUSTRIAL VISION SYSTEMS, APPLICATIONS AND TOOLS 1 Elias N. Malamas, Euripides G ways to classify applications are proposed, one according to the inspected features of the industrial product or process. The most contemporary software and hardware tools for developing industrial vision

  13. Wonder Material Brings New Light to Night-Vision Gear

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Wonder Material Brings New Light to Night-Vision Gear June 2012 By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine E with graphene. Page 1 of 4Wonder Material Brings New Light to Night-Vision Gear | SIGNAL Magazine 12/16/2013http

  14. Context-Based Vision System for Place and Object Recognition

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    Torralba, Antonio

    2003-03-19

    While navigating in an environment, a vision system has to be able to recognize where it is and what the main objects in the scene are. In this paper we present a context-based vision system for place and object ...

  15. Towards vision-based safe landing for an autonomous helicopter

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    Towards vision-based safe landing for an autonomous helicopter Pedro J. Garcia-Pardoa;, Gaurav S from real test ights on a helicopter testbed demonstrate the robustness of the approach under widely di-performance embedded com- puters. Key words: autonomous helicopter, vision-based landing, safe landing, contrast

  16. Making Sense of your Data The Data Center Vision

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    Brock, David

    Making Sense of your Data The Data Center Vision: Making Sense of the Data David L. Brock The Data ABSTRACT The Data Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a new initiative charged. This paper presents the vision and goals of the Data Center ­ and lays the foundation for a new Intelligent

  17. A Neuromorphic Saliency-Map based Active Vision System

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    complement conventional imagers and machine vision components. A standard imager is mounted next to a Dynamic a major role in determining where to center the high-resolution central foveal region of the retina by a large number of research projects within the field of robotics and machine vision [10]. However, given

  18. 7 Management Plan 7.1 Vision for the Subbasin

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    227 7 Management Plan 7.1 Vision for the Subbasin The vision of the Wenatchee subbasin plan, address problems, reach consensus and implement actions to improve coordinated natural resource management management plan using watershed specific information ultimately leading towards compliance with the federal

  19. 7. Business Models LearningsfromfoundingaComputerVisionStartup

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    Solem, Jan Erik

    7. Business Models #12;LearningsfromfoundingaComputerVisionStartup Flickr:dystopos How are you models ! ! (not only technology) #12;LearningsfromfoundingaComputerVisionStartup Auction business model! Bricks and clicks business model! Collective business models! Component business model! Cutting out

  20. Research paper A vision-based system for inspecting painted

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    Whelan, Paul F.

    Research paper A vision-based system for inspecting painted slates Ovidiu Ghita, Tim Carew and Paul the visual defects on painted slates. Design/methodology/approach ­ The vision system that has been developed indicates that automating the inspection of painted slates can be achieved and installation in a factory

  1. SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency...

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

    More Documents & Publications SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book),...

  2. Vision for Rollout of Fuel Cell Vehicles and Hydrogen Fuel Stations...

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

    Vision for Rollout of Fuel Cell Vehicles and Hydrogen Fuel Stations Vision for Rollout of Fuel Cell Vehicles and Hydrogen Fuel Stations This document establishes the California...

  3. 2015 Version BCom option in Management

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    Xia, Xuhua

    1370 ADM 3301 Operations Management F ADM 2302, ADM 2304 * ADM 3302 Supply Chain Management W ADM 3301 1000, 2000 & 3000 * ADM 4303 Quality Management W ADM 3301 ADM 4311 Strategic Management F All ADM core2015 Version BCom option in Management MANDATORY COURSE SEQUENCE FIRST YEAR (30 credits) Code

  4. Pilot Plant Options for the MFE Roadmap

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    Pilot Plant Options for the MFE Roadmap Hutch Neilson Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory International Workshop MFE Roadmapping for the ITER Era Princeton, NJ 10 September 2011 #12;Outline 2 · Pilot plant ­ mission, motivation, and description. · Role of pilot plants on the Roadmap to Demo. Pilot Plant

  5. Date Master's Student Non Thesis Option

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    1 Date Master's Student Ph.D.or Non Thesis Option (Professional Paper) Title Committee Members * = Chair (Co-chair) 3/23/1909 Peterson, James A. B.S. not thesis for Masters Trust Legislation. 3/24/1910 Jacobs, Lillian B.S. not thesis for Masters Monetary System of the United States. 3/28/1914 Richter

  6. Power Blackout Risks Risk Management Options

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    Schrijver, Karel

    Power Blackout Risks Risk Management Options Emerging Risk Initiative ­ Position Paper November 2011 #12;2 Content 1. Summary 3 2. Power blackouts challenge society and economy 4 3. Blackout risks on the increase 5 3.1. How power market trends influence blackout risks 5 3.1.1. Liberalisation and privatisation

  7. Understanding Leasing Options for Energy Projects 

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    Davenport, B.

    2005-01-01

    stream_source_info ESL-IE-05-05-50.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 759 Content-Encoding UTF-8 stream_name ESL-IE-05-05-50.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 UNDERSTANDING LEASING OPTIONS...

  8. 2015 Version BCom option in Marketing

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    Xia, Xuhua

    2015 Version BCom option in Marketing MANDATORY COURSE SEQUENCE FIRST YEAR (30 credits) Code Course ADM 2304 Applications of Statistical Methods in Business W ADM 2303 ADM 2320 Marketing F/W ADM 1300 Business Ethics F/W ADM 3321 Consumer Behaviour F/W ADM 2320 ADM 3322 Services Marketing F/W ADM 2320 ADM

  9. Test Preparation Options Free Test Prep Websites

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    Stowell, Michael

    Test Preparation Options Free Test Prep Websites ACT: http: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/prep_one/test.html http://www.number2.com://testprep.princetonreview.com/CourseSearch/Search.aspx?itemCode=17&productType=F&rid=1&zip=803 02 Test Prep Classes Front Range Community College: Classes

  10. RTGs Options for Pluto Fast Flyby Mission

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    Schock, Alfred

    1993-10-01

    A small spacecraft design for the Pluto Fast Flyby (PFF) Mission is under study by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), for a possible launch as early as 1998. JPL's 1992 baseline design calls for a power source able to furnish an energy output of 3963 kWh and a power output of 69 watts(e) at the end of the 9.2-year mission. Satisfying those demands is made difficult because NASA management has set a goal of reducing the spacecraft mass from a baseline value of 166 kg to ~110 kg, which implies a mass goal of less than 10 kg for the power source. To support the ongoing NASA/JPL studies, the Department of Energy's Office of Special Applications (DOE/OSA) commissioned Fairchild Space to prepare and analyze conceptual designs of radioisotope power systems for the PFF mission. Thus far, a total of eight options employing essentially the same radioisotope heat source modules were designed and subjected to thermal, electrical, structural, and mass analyses by Fairchild. Five of these - employing thermoelectric converters - are described in the present paper, and three - employing free-piston Stirling converters - are described in the companion paper presented next. The system masses of the thermoelectric options ranged from 19.3 kg to 10.2 kg. In general, the options requiring least development are the heaviest, and the lighter options require more development with greater programmatic risk. There are four duplicate copies

  11. Revenue Management: A Real Options Approach

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    Marcotte, Patrice

    The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7 canderson@ivey.ca M. Davison and H. Rasmussen Department of Applied Mathematics The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada,N6A 5B7 January. Industries: transportation - car rentals and airlines. 1 #12;Revenue Management: A Real Options Approach

  12. EXOTIC OPTIONS FOR INTERRUPTIBLE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CONTRACTS

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    deregulated electricity markets have shown very little demand elasticity. Price spikes have reached $7000EXOTIC OPTIONS FOR INTERRUPTIBLE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CONTRACTS RAJNISH KAMAT and SHMUEL S. OREN of financial contracts for the supply and procurement of interruptible electricity service. While the contract

  13. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY BIOCHEMISTRY OPTION

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    Hardy, Christopher R.

    OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY BIOCHEMISTRY OPTION RECOMMENDED PROGRAM (1) FIRST SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER CHEM 111 SEMESTER EIGHTH SEMESTER CHEM 326 Biochemistry I 4.0 CHEM 327 Biochemistry II 4.0 CHEM 487 Chemistry Seminar 0.5 CHEM 328 Anal Biochemistry Lab 1.0 CHEM ____ Chemistry Elective*** 2.0 CHEM 465 Analytical

  14. GEOLOGY, B.S.G. ENVIRONMENTAL OPTION

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    Hamburger, Peter

    GEOLOGY, B.S.G. ENVIRONMENTAL OPTION (Fall 2015-Summer 2016) IPFW Residency Requirements: ____ 32/Gen Ed GEOLOGY BSG CORE COURSES (66 credits) *Note: grades of C- or better required in GEOL courses/2.0 GPA ______ 3 - 5 Credits in Geology or Geography with Laboratory (Select 1 of the following): ___3

  15. GEOLOGY, B.S.G. GEOLOGY OPTION

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    Hamburger, Peter

    GEOLOGY, B.S.G. GEOLOGY OPTION (Fall 2015-Summer 2016) IPFW Residency Requirements: ____ 32 credits GEOLOGY BSG CORE COURSES (66 credits) *Note: grades of C- or better required in GEOL courses/2.0 GPA ______ 3 - 5 Credits in Geology or Geography with Laboratory (Select 1 of the following): ___3 GEOL G103

  16. |Sustainable energy choices: comparing the options

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    for addressing these growing service demands, each of which has its attractions. Energy efficiency reduces are not renewable, but the resource can endure for centuries and is a high quality form of energy that can7 |Sustainable energy choices: comparing the options O ver the next century and beyond humans

  17. HUMAN RESOURCES SALARY PACKAGING PAYMENT OPTIONS

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    Tobar, Michael

    HUMAN RESOURCES SALARY PACKAGING PAYMENT OPTIONS This form is for staff employed by The University of Western Australia for salary packaging fitness memberships and renewals offered by UWA Sport member to access salary packaging arrangements. SECTION 1 ­ MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP Start Date (dd

  18. Advanced ignition options for laser ICF

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    University of Rochester and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory #12;FSC · With day-one hardware, the NIF can explore high-gain shock ignition - Polar Shock Ignition (uses half the NIF beams to drive the implosion: multi-FM or 2D-SSD (talk by J. Soures at this meeting) The NIF can explore advanced ignition options

  19. Housing & Accommodations On-campus options

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Housing & Accommodations On-campus options Northwestern University Graduate Housing ­ Engelhart Hall* & Seabury Apartments* Long and short term housing may be available on Northwestern University's campus. See the "Engelhart Hall" and "Seabury Apartments" section of the Graduate Housing web site (http://www.northwestern.edu/gradhousing/housing

  20. Finding the cheapest Clean power options

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    Casten, Thomas R.; Smith, Jeffrey A.

    2009-12-15

    Speculation about why policies favor high-cost low-carbon generation options could fill a book. Vested interests? Lack of knowledge? Industry lobbying? Cost-plus regulatory mentality? Regardless of reasons, the data show that efficient generation that uses energy twice is largely ignored. While all other generation, both clean and dirty, receives large subsidies, energy recycling is ignored. (author)

  1. Option of three pseudo--Dirac neutrinos

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    Wojciech Krolikowski

    1999-10-12

    As an alternative for popular see-saw mechanism, the option of three pseudo% -Dirac neutrinos is discussed, where ${1/2}(m^{(L)} + m^{(R)}) \\ll m^{(D)}$ for their Majorana and Dirac masses. The actual neutrino mass matrix is assumed in the form of tensor product $ M^{(\

  2. A Generic Assessment of Response Options

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    Delaware, University of

    improvement 236 Cooperation 254 7.4.2 Fossil fuel switching 240 7.4.3 Renewable energy technologies 241, including · Energy conservation and efficiency improvement · Fossil fuel switching · Renewable energy 7.4.6.1 Costs 247 7.1 Introduction 232 7.4.7 Methane 249 7.5 Adaptation Options 2497.2 A Conceptual

  3. Comparison of option prices in semimartingale models

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    Rüschendorf, Ludger

    Comparison of option prices in semimartingale models Jan Bergenthum, Ludger R¨uschendorf Department.r.t. martingale pricing measures. The comparison is with respect to convex and also with respect to directionally characteristics of the stochastic logarithm of the stock price processes S, S . As examples we discuss

  4. SWING OPTIONS RENE CARMONA AND MICHAEL LUDKOVSKI

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    Ludkovski, Mike

    with our discussion, we give a few examples of real-life swing contracts. Swing Option in the Natural Gas Market. Consider an industrial natural gas consumer that wishes to hedge their future input costs amount ¯K of the commodity paying the strike price ¯P. In addition, over the life of the contract

  5. Sequestration Options for the West Coast States

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    Myer, Larry

    2006-04-30

    The West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB) is one of seven partnerships that have been established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to evaluate carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies best suited for different regions of the country. The West Coast Region comprises Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and British Columbia. Led by the California Energy Commission, WESTCARB is a consortium of about 70 organizations, including state natural resource and environmental protection agencies; national laboratories and universities; private companies working on carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) capture, transportation, and storage technologies; utilities; oil and gas companies; nonprofit organizations; and policy/governance coordinating organizations. Both terrestrial and geologic sequestration options were evaluated in the Region during the 18-month Phase I project. A centralized Geographic Information System (GIS) database of stationary source, geologic and terrestrial sink data was developed. The GIS layer of source locations was attributed with CO{sub 2} emissions and other data and a spreadsheet was developed to estimate capture costs for the sources in the region. Phase I characterization of regional geological sinks shows that geologic storage opportunities exist in the WESTCARB region in each of the major technology areas: saline formations, oil and gas reservoirs, and coal beds. California offers outstanding sequestration opportunities because of its large capacity and the potential of value-added benefits from enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and enhanced gas recovery. The estimate for storage capacity of saline formations in the ten largest basins in California ranges from about 150 to about 500 Gt of CO{sub 2}, the potential CO{sub 2}-EOR storage was estimated to be 3.4 Gt, and the cumulative production from gas reservoirs suggests a CO{sub 2} storage capacity of 1.7 Gt. A GIS-based method for source-sink matching was implemented and preliminary marginal cost curves developed, which showed that 20, 40, or 80 Mega tonnes (Mt) of CO{sub 2} per year could be sequestered in California at a cost of $31/tonne (t), $35/t, or $50/t, respectively. Phase I also addressed key issues affecting deployment of CCS technologies, including storage-site monitoring, injection regulations, and health and environmental risks. A framework for screening and ranking candidate sites for geologic CO{sub 2} storage on the basis of HSE risk was developed. A webbased, state-by-state compilation of current regulations for injection wells, and permits/contracts for land use changes, was developed, and modeling studies were carried out to assess the application of a number of different geophysical techniques for monitoring geologic sequestration. Public outreach activities resulted in heightened awareness of sequestration among state, community and industry leaders in the Region. Assessment of the changes in carbon stocks in agricultural lands showed that Washington, Oregon and Arizona were CO{sub 2} sources for the period from 1987 to 1997. Over the same period, forest carbon stocks decreased in Washington, but increased in Oregon and Arizona. Results of the terrestrial supply curve analyses showed that afforestation of rangelands and crop lands offer major sequestration opportunities; at a price of $20 per t CO{sub 2}, more than 1,233 MMT could be sequestered over 40-years in Washington and more than 1,813 MMT could be sequestered in Oregon.

  6. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Comparison of End of Life Options for Waste Paper Towel at the University of British

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    In this paper, three paper towel disposal options were evaluated ­ landfill, compost and gasification (Nexterra: $0.073/kgPT landfill, $0.079/kg compost, and -0.062 gasification; thus, gasification is economic, the gasification gives economic savings; even though it is not as environmental-friendly as the compost option

  7. High Energy Vision: Processing X-rays

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    DePasquale, Joseph; Edmonds, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Astronomy is by nature a visual science. The high quality imagery produced by the world's observatories can be a key to effectively engaging with the public and helping to inspire the next generation of scientists. Creating compelling astronomical imagery can, however, be particularly challenging in the non-optical wavelength regimes. In the case of X-ray astronomy, where the amount of light available to create an image is severely limited, it is necessary to employ sophisticated image processing algorithms to translate light beyond human vision into imagery that is aesthetically pleasing while still being scientifically accurate. This paper provides a brief overview of the history of X-ray astronomy leading to the deployment of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, followed by an examination of the specific challenges posed by processing X-ray imagery. The authors then explore image processing techniques used to mitigate such processing challenges in order to create effective public imagery for X-ray astronomy. ...

  8. On computer vision in wireless sensor networks.

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    Berry, Nina M.; Ko, Teresa H.

    2004-09-01

    Wireless sensor networks allow detailed sensing of otherwise unknown and inaccessible environments. While it would be beneficial to include cameras in a wireless sensor network because images are so rich in information, the power cost of transmitting an image across the wireless network can dramatically shorten the lifespan of the sensor nodes. This paper describe a new paradigm for the incorporation of imaging into wireless networks. Rather than focusing on transmitting images across the network, we show how an image can be processed locally for key features using simple detectors. Contrasted with traditional event detection systems that trigger an image capture, this enables a new class of sensors which uses a low power imaging sensor to detect a variety of visual cues. Sharing these features among relevant nodes cues specific actions to better provide information about the environment. We report on various existing techniques developed for traditional computer vision research which can aid in this work.

  9. Commercial disposal options for Idaho National Engineering Laboratory low-level radioactive waste

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    Porter, C.L.; Widmayer, D.A.

    1995-09-01

    The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) is a Department of Energy (DOE)-owned, contractor-operated site. Significant quantities of low-level radioactive waste (LLW) have been generated and disposed of onsite at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC). The INEL expects to continue generating LLW while performing its mission and as aging facilities are decommissioned. An on-going Performance Assessment process for the RWMC underscores the potential for reduced or limited LLW disposal capacity at the existing onsite facility. In order to properly manage the anticipated amount of LLW, the INEL is investigating various disposal options. These options include building a new facility, disposing the LLW at other DOE sites, using commercial disposal facilities, or seeking a combination of options. This evaluation reports on the feasibility of using commercial disposal facilities.

  10. Security is Not an Option | Department of Energy

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

    Security is Not an Option Security is Not an Option A 10-year roadmap for achieving control system cyber security in the energy industry has been hailed as a model for other...

  11. A streamlined real options model for Real Estate Development

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    Barman, Baabak

    2007-01-01

    This thesis introduces a streamlined model that incorporates the value of the real options that exist in real estate development projects. Real options add value to a project by providing developers with flexibility to ...

  12. Analysis of sustainable water supply options for Kuwait

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    Murtaugh, Katharine A. (Katharine Ann)

    2006-01-01

    This thesis considers several options for improving the sustainability of Kuwait's water supply system. The country currently relies heavily on desalination and brackish groundwater extraction. The options considered for ...

  13. Options for Energy Efficiency in India and Barriers to Their...

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    Options for Energy Efficiency in India and Barriers to Their Adoption: A Scoping Study Jump to: navigation, search Name Options for Energy Efficiency in India and Barriers to Their...

  14. Financing Non-Residential Photovoltaic Projects: Options and Implications

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    Bolinger, Mark

    2009-01-01

    leases often include a buyout option at the end of the leasealso include an “early buyout option” that is exercisable atof encouraging an early buyout once all of the Tax Benefits

  15. Cyanide treatment options in coke plants

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    Minak, H.P.; Lepke, P. [Krupp Uhde GmbH, Dortmund (Germany)

    1997-12-31

    The paper discusses the formation of cyanides in coke oven gas and describes and compares waste processing options. These include desulfurization by aqueous ammonia solution, desulfurization using potash solution, desulfurization in oxide boxes, decomposition of NH{sub 3} and HCN for gas scrubbing. Waste water treatment methods include chemical oxidation, precipitation, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, and biological treatment. It is concluded that biological treatment is the most economical process, safe in operation and requires a minimum of manpower.

  16. MCNP6 Cosmic-Source Option

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    McKinney, Gregg W; Armstrong, Hirotatsu; James, Michael R; Clem, John; Goldhagen, Paul

    2012-06-19

    MCNP is a Monte Carlo radiation transport code that has been under development for over half a century. Over the last decade, the development team of a high-energy offshoot of MCNP, called MCNPX, has implemented several physics and algorithm improvements important for modeling galactic cosmic-ray (GCR) interactions with matter. In this presentation, we discuss the latest of these improvements, a new Cosmic-Source option, that has been implemented in MCNP6.

  17. ADVANCED HYDROGEN TRANSPORT MEMBRANES FOR VISION 21 FOSSIL FUEL PLANTS

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    Shane E. Roark; Tony F. Sammells; Richard A. Mackay; Adam E. Calihman; Lyrik Y. Pitzman; Tom F. Barton; Sara L. Rolfe; Richard N. Kleiner; James E. Stephan; Mike J. Holmes; Aaron L. Wagner

    2001-07-30

    Eltron Research Inc., and team members, are developing an environmentally benign, inexpensive, and efficient method for separating hydrogen from gas mixtures produced during industrial processes, such as coal gasification. This project was motivated by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Vision 21 initiative which seeks to economically eliminate environmental concerns associated with the use of fossil fuels. This objective is being pursued using dense membranes based in part on Eltron-patented ceramic materials with a demonstrated ability for proton and electron conduction. The technical goals are being addressed by modifying single-phase and composite membrane composition and microstructure to maximize proton and electron conductivity without loss of material stability. Ultimately, these materials must enable hydrogen separation at practical rates under ambient and high-pressure conditions, without deactivation in the presence of feedstream components such as carbon dioxide, water, and sulfur. During this quarter, ceramic, cermet (ceramic/metal), and thin film membranes were prepared, characterized, and evaluated for H{sub 2} transport. For selected ceramic membrane compositions an optimum range for transition metal doping was identified, and it was determined that highest proton conductivity occurred for two-phase ceramic materials. Furthermore, a relationship between transition metal dopant atomic number and conductivity was observed. Ambipolar conductivities of {approx}6 x 10{sup -3} S/cm were achieved for these materials, and {approx} 1-mm thick membranes generated H{sub 2} transport rates as high as 0.3 mL/min/cm{sup 2}. Cermet membranes during this quarter were found to have a maximum conductivity of 3 x 10{sup -3} S/cm, which occurred at a metal phase contact of 36 vol.%. Homogeneous dense thin films were successfully prepared by tape casting and spin coating; however, there remains an unacceptably high difference in shrinkage rates between the film and support, which led to membrane instability. Further improvements in high pressure membrane seals also were achieved during this quarter, and a maximum pressure of 100 psig was attained. CoorsTek optimized many of the processing variables relevant to manufacturing scale production of ceramic H{sub 2} transport membranes, and SCI used their expertise to deposit a range of catalysts compositions onto ceramic membrane surfaces. Finally, MTI compiled relevant information regarding Vision 21 fossil fuel plant operation parameters, which will be used as a starting point for assessing the economics of incorporating a H{sub 2} separation unit.

  18. IIIPRISMA System Operator's Manual PRISMA Therapy Options ............................................................................. 2

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    Kay, Mark A.

    IIIPRISMA System Operator's Manual ... PRISMA Therapy Options .................................................................................................... PRISMA System ............................... xvi Operator's Manual ......................................................... #12;PRISMA System Operator's Manual ia Controller CCA

  19. Tiny camera could aid in robotics, night vision Monday, January 17, 2011

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    Rogers, John A.

    Tiny camera could aid in robotics, night vision Monday, January 17, 2011 Researchers from night-vision surveillance, robotic vision, endoscopic imaging, and consumer electronics. "We were on this article! 0 COMMENTS Page 1 of 1Tiny camera could aid in robotics, night vision | R&D Mag 1/19/2011http

  20. Advanced Quality Inspection through PhysicsBased Vision Volker Mller 1 , Sven Utcke 2

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    formation are analysed in this new field of research in order to develop more efficient artificial vision, but the overall performance of artificial vision systems is still far from natural ones. One approach to design­nation of artificial vision and arti­ ficial intelligence (Fig. 1). Physics­based vision is a multi­discipine approach

  1. ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF VISION MODELING V. NONCOMMUTATIVE MONOIDS OF OCCLUSIVE PREIMAGES

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    in computer vision and artificial intelligence [1], Gaetano Kanizsa in Gestalt and cognitive vision [2ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF VISION MODELING V. NONCOMMUTATIVE MONOIDS OF OCCLUSIVE PREIMAGES By Jianhong/624-6066 Fax: 612/626-7370 URL: http://www.ima.umn.edu #12;On the Foundations of Vision Modeling V

  2. Special Issue: Probabilistic models of cognition Vision as Bayesian inference: analysis

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    Kersten, Dan

    images. Attempts to understand the phenomenology of vision from artificial stimuli, although worthwhile vision systems have typically been performed using artificial stimuli and tasks. Although much progress-known to computer vision researchers that vision algorithms that work on artificial stimuli almost never generalize

  3. Industrial Engineering-BS ,PhD option in Engineering

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    Barge, Marcy

    I Industrial Engineering- BS ,PhD option in Engineering Industrial & Management Engineering - BS MS Applied Mathematics - BS optionin Mathematics Applied Mechanics PhD option in Engineering Applied; teaching "minor, Art History minor Art.History - BA option in Art; minor B Bio-resources`Engineering - BS

  4. Perpetual American Options in Incomplete Markets: The Infinitely Divisible Case

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    most commonly have a ten year maturity, whilst canonical problems in real options are solvedPerpetual American Options in Incomplete Markets: The Infinitely Divisible Case Vicky Henderson of a number of American options in an incomplete market. In this paper we are interested in the case where

  5. Wireless Network Capacity Management: A Real Options Approach

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    Forsyth, Peter A.

    Wireless Network Capacity Management: A Real Options Approach Y. d'Halluin , P.A. Forsyth , and K factor algorithm is developed, based on a real options formulation. Numerical examples are provided to illustrate various aspects of the model. Keywords: real options, optimal network planning decisions, network

  6. The Options Approach to Software Prototyping Decisions 1

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    . The field of real option theory in finance provides a rigorous framework to analyze the optimal exercise; Keywords: Software engineering, economics, prototyping, real options, sequential invest­ ing, financialThe Options Approach to Software Prototyping Decisions 1 Prasad Chalasani Somesh Jha Kevin Sullivan

  7. The Information in Option Volume for Future Stock Prices

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    Gabrieli, John

    that option trading volume contains information about future stock prices. Taking advantage of a unique dataThe Information in Option Volume for Future Stock Prices Jun Pan MIT Sloan School of Management set, we construct put-call ratios from option volume initiated by buyers to open new positions. Stocks

  8. OPTIONS FOR ABATING GREENHOUSE GASES FROM EXHAUST STREAMS.

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    FTHENAKIS,V.

    2001-12-01

    This report examines different alternatives for replacing, treating, and recycling greenhouse gases. It is concluded that treatment (abatement) is the only viable short-term option. Three options for abatement that were tested for use in semiconductor facilities are reviewed, and their performance and costs compared. This study shows that effective abatement options are available to the photovoltaic (PV) industry, at reasonable cost.

  9. Unified Inter and Intra Options Learning Using Policy Gradient Methods

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    Shimkin, Nahum

    propose a modular pa- rameterization of intra-option policies together with option termination conditions details on the experimental results in Section 6. #12;terminates if it arrives at a subgoal state and do not change during the inter- option learning phase. Sutton et al. [4] suggest a partial solution

  10. THE ECONOMIC THRESHOLD WITH A STOCHASTIC PEST POPULATION: A REAL OPTIONS APPROACH

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    Saphores, Jean-Daniel M

    2007-01-01

    101. Trigeorgis, L. , Real Options: Managerial FlexibilityPEST POPULATION: A REAL OPTIONS APPROACH ? Jean-Daniel M.Keywords: Uncertainty; Real Options; Pest Control; Reentry

  11. Why Billy?: visions of America's outlaw kid, 1981-1998 

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    Kimbrough, Thomas Matthew

    2013-02-22

    Stephen Tatum's Inventing Billy the Kid: Visions of the Outlaw in America, 1881-1981 (1982) surveys the huge bibliography of materials relating to Billy the Kid in four phases of American history and relates them to their ...

  12. Neuromorphic Vision Chips: intelligent sensors for industrial applications

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    Neuromorphic Vision Chips: intelligent sensors for industrial applications Giacomo Indiveri, J, Neuromorphic Systems, Intelligent Sensors, Vehicle Navigation I. Introduction THE term "neuromorphic systems them in hardware. The developed chips can thus be used as "intelligent sensors"; sensors that, from

  13. SystemVision Energy Guarantee Program | Department of Energy

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

    Rebate Program Rebate Amount 4,000 for each home developed through the New Homes Loan Pool or the Self-Help Loan Pool following SystemVision guidelines 1,000 bonus for homes...

  14. A New Vision for U.S. Hydropower

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    2014-04-30

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Program is looking toward the future of the hydropower industry by initiating the development of a long-range national Hydropower Vision.

  15. Research Councils UK Joint Vision For Collaborative Training

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    Research Councils UK Joint Vision For Collaborative Training Objectives: Research Council Collaborative Training will provide doctoral students with a first- rate, challenging research training experience, within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration between academic and partner

  16. Overview of NETL In-House Vision 21 Activities

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    Wildman, David J.

    2001-11-06

    The Office of Science and Technology at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, conducts research in support of Department of Energy's Fossil Energy Program. The research is funded through a variety of programs with each program focusing on a particular aspect of fossil energy. Since the Vision 21 Concept is based on the Advanced Power System Programs (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle, Pressurized Fluid Bed, HIPPS, Advanced Turbine Systems, and Fuel Cells) it is not surprising that much of the research supports the Vision 21 Concept. The research is classified and presented according to ''enabling technologies'' and ''supporting technologies'' as defined by the Vision 21 Program. Enabling technology include fuel flexible gasification, fuel flexible combustion, hydrogen separation from fuel gas, advanced combustion systems, circulating fluid bed technology, and fuel cells. Supporting technologies include development of advanced materials, computer simulations, computation al fluid dynamics modeling, and advanced environmental control. An overview of Vision 21 related research is described, emphasizing recent accomplishments and capabilities.

  17. Combining Vision Verification with a High Level Robot Programming Language 

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    Yin, Baolin

    1984-01-01

    This thesis describes work on using vision verification within an object level language for describing robot assembly (RAPT). The motivation for this thesis is provided by two problems. The first is how to enhance a ...

  18. Computer vision based navigation for spacecraft proximity operations

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    Tweddle, Brent Edward

    2010-01-01

    The use of computer vision for spacecraft relative navigation and proximity operations within an unknown environment is an enabling technology for a number of future commercial and scientific space missions. This thesis ...

  19. Interactive learning and prediction algorithms for computer vision applications

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    Branson, Steven

    2012-01-01

    computer vision systems from relying on artificial datsetsvision (and machine learning) transitioning into being more of an applied field; in the wild refers to transi- tioning away from artificial

  20. Sampling in computer vision and Bayesian nonparametric mixtures

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    Chang, Jason, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01

    The field of computer vision focuses on understanding and reasoning about the visual world. Due to the complexity of this problem, researchers often focus on one specific component of this large task, such as segmentation ...

  1. Grid Modeling for the SunShot Vision Study

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    Brinkman, G.; Denholm, P.; Drury, E.; Ela, E.; Mai, T.; Margolis, R.; Mowers, M.

    2012-02-01

    This document describes the use of production cost modeling in the SunShot Vision study, including methods used to create the SunShot Vision scenarios, their implementation in the Gridview model, and assumptions regarding transmission system and operation of each generator type. It also describes challenges and limitations of modeling solar generation technologies in production cost models, and suggests methods for improving their representation in current models.

  2. The Stellar Imager (SI) Vision Mission

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    Kenneth G. Carpenter; Carolus J. Schrijver; Margarita Karovska; SI Vision Mission Team

    2006-06-16

    The Stellar Imager (SI) is a UV-Optical, Space-Based Interferometer designed to enable 0.1 milli-arcsecond (mas) spectral imaging of stellar surfaces and of the Universe in general and asteroseismic imaging of stellar interiors. SI is identified as a "Flagship and Landmark Discovery Mission" in the 2005 Sun Solar System Connection (SSSC) Roadmap and as a candidate for a "Pathways to Life Observatory" in the Exploration of the Universe Division (EUD) Roadmap (May, 2005). SI will revolutionize our view of many dynamic astrophysical processes: its resolution will transform point sources into extended sources, and snapshots into evolving views. SI's science focuses on the role of magnetism in the Universe, particularly on magnetic activity on the surfaces of stars like the Sun. SI's prime goal is to enable long-term forecasting of solar activity and the space weather that it drives. SI will also revolutionize our understanding of the formation of planetary systems, of the habitability and climatology of distant planets, and of many magneto-hydrodynamically controlled processes in the Universe. The results of the SI "Vision Mission" Study are presented in this paper. Additional information on the SI mission concept and related technology development can be found at URL: http://hires.gsfc.nasa.gov/si/.

  3. Optional Residential Program Benchmarking | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAandSummary Areas of the countryof EnergyOptional Residential Program

  4. Fuel Cell Financing Options | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Financing Tool Fits the Bill Financing Tool Fits theSunShot Prize: Race toFt.Financing Options Fuel

  5. Food Options | Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformation Current HABFES OctoberEvanServices »FirstCurrent Science Create aFood Options

  6. Climate Finance Options Platform | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar EnergyLawler,Coal Technologies Place:StandardsFinance Options Platform Jump

  7. Climate Financing Options | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar EnergyLawler,Coal Technologies Place:StandardsFinance Options Platform

  8. New Energy Options | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OFAMERICA'SHeavyAgency (IRENA)Options Jump to: navigation, search Name: New

  9. Payment Options - Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMass mapSpeeding access| Department ofStephenSkinner,PastPatent80PaulPavingPayment Options

  10. Energy Options Solutions | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoopButtePowerEdisto Electric Coop, Incsource History View New PagesMonte CarloOptions

  11. Options for treating high-temperature gas-cooled reactor fuel for repository disposal

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    Lotts, A.L.; Bond, W.D.; Forsberg, C.W.; Glass, R.W.; Harrington, F.E.; Micheals, G.E.; Notz, K.J.; Wymer, R.G.

    1992-02-01

    This report describes the options that can reasonably be considered for disposal of high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) fuel in a repository. The options include whole-block disposal, disposal with removal of graphite (either mechanically or by burning), and reprocessing of spent fuel to separate the fuel and fission products. The report summarizes what is known about the options without extensively projecting or analyzing actual performance of waste forms in a repository. The report also summarizes the processes involved in convert spent HTGR fuel into the various waste forms and projects relative schedules and costs for deployment of the various options. Fort St. Vrain Reactor fuel, which utilizes highly-enriched {sup 235}U (plus thorium) and is contained in a prismatic graphite block geometry, was used as the baseline for evaluation, but the major conclusions would not be significantly different for low- or medium-enriched {sup 235}U (without thorium) or for the German pebble-bed fuel. Future US HTGRs will be based on the Fort St. Vrain (FSV) fuel form. The whole block appears to be a satisfactory waste form for disposal in a repository and may perform better than light-water reactor (LWR) spent fuel. From the standpoint of process cost and schedule (not considering repository cost or value of fuel that might be recycled), the options are ranked as follows in order of increased cost and longer schedule to perform the option: (1) whole block, (2a) physical separation, (2b) chemical separation, and (3) complete chemical processing.

  12. Real options : a way to deal with market uncertainty in real estate development projects

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    Kim, Kyungwon

    2008-01-01

    The practice of applying options theory to real estate investments has only recently begun. In particular, options in real estate are called "real options." Real options add value to real estate development projects by ...

  13. Cementitious waste option scoping study report

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    Lee, A.E.; Taylor, D.D.

    1998-02-01

    A Settlement Agreement between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the State of Idaho mandates that all high-level radioactive waste (HLW) now stored at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) on the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) will be treated so that it is ready to be moved out of Idaho for disposal by a target date of 2035. This study investigates the nonseparations Cementitious Waste Option (CWO) as a means to achieve this goal. Under this option all liquid sodium-bearing waste (SBW) and existing HLW calcine would be recalcined with sucrose, grouted, canisterized, and interim stored as a mixed-HLW for eventual preparation and shipment off-Site for disposal. The CWO waste would be transported to a Greater Confinement Disposal Facility (GCDF) located in the southwestern desert of the US on the Nevada Test Site (NTS). All transport preparation, shipment, and disposal facility activities are beyond the scope of this study. CWO waste processing, packaging, and interim storage would occur over a 5-year period between 2013 and 2017. Waste transport and disposal would occur during the same time period.

  14. Greenhouse gas mitigation options for Washington State

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    Garcia, N.

    1996-04-01

    President Clinton, in 1993, established a goal for the United States to return emissions of greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by the year 2000. One effort established to help meet this goal was a three part Environmental Protection Agency state grant program. Washington State completed part one of this program with the release of the 1990 greenhouse gas emissions inventory and 2010 projected inventory. This document completes part two by detailing alternative greenhouse gas mitigation options. In part three of the program EPA, working in partnership with the States, may help fund innovative greenhouse gas reduction strategies. The greenhouse gas control options analyzed in this report have a wide range of greenhouse gas reductions, costs, and implementation requirements. In order to select and implement a prudent mix of control strategies, policy makers need to have some notion of the potential change in climate, the consequences of that change and the uncertainties contained therein. By understanding the risks of climate change, policy makers can better balance the use of scarce public resources for concerns that are immediate and present against those that affect future generations. Therefore, prior to analyzing alternative greenhouse gas control measures, this report briefly describes the phenomenon and uncertainties of global climate change, and then projects the likely consequences for Washington state.

  15. Visions for a sustainable world: A conference on science, technology and social responsibility. Conference report

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    Not Available

    1992-12-31

    This report summarizes the organization, activities, and outcomes of Student Pugwash USA`s 1992 International Conference, Visions for a Sustainable World: A Conference on Science, Technology and Social Responsibility. The conference was held June 14--20, 1992 at Emory University, and brought together 94 students and over 65 experts from industry, academe, and government. The conference addressed issues ranging from global environmental cooperation to the social impacts of the Human Genome Project to minority concerns in the sciences. It provided a valuable forum for talented students and professionals to engage in critical dialogue on many interdisciplinary issues at the juncture of science, technology and society. The conference challenged students -- the world`s future scientists, engineers, and political leaders -- to think broadly about global problems and to devise policy options that are viable and innovative. The success of the conference in stimulating interest, understanding, and enthusiasm about interdisciplinary global issues is clearly evident from both the participants` feedback and their continued involvement in Student Pugwash USA programs. Six working groups met each morning. The working group themes included: environmental challenges for developing countries; energy options: their social and environmental impact; health care in developing countries; changing dynamics of peace and global security; educating for the socially responsible use of technology; ethics and the use of genetic information. The conference was specifically designed to include mechanisms for ensuring its long-term impact. Participants were encouraged to focus on their individual role in helping resolve global issues. This was achieved through each participant`s development of a Personal Plan of Action, a plan which mapped out activities the student could undertake after the conference to continue the dialogue and work towards the resolution of global and local problems.

  16. Propulsive options for a manned Mars transportation system

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    Braun, R.D.; Blersch, D.J.

    1989-01-01

    In this investigation, five potential manned Mars transportation systems are compared. These options include: (1) a single vehicle, chemically propelled (CHEM) option, (2) a single vehicle, nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) option, (3) a single vehicle solar electric propulsion (SEP) option, (4) a single vehicle hybrid nuclear electric propulsion (NEP)/CHEM option, and (5) a dual vehicle option (NEP cargo spacecraft and CHEM manned vehicle). In addition to utilizing the initial vehicle weight in low-earth orbit as a measure of mission feasibility, this study addresses the major technological barriers each propulsive scenario must surpass. It is shown that instead of a single clearly superior propulsion system, each means of propulsion may be favored depending upon the specified program policy and the extent of the desired manned flight time. Furthermore, the effect which aerobraking and multiple transfer cycles have upon mission feasibility is considered. 18 refs.

  17. In-car Airway Options for NASCAR Drivers

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    Dyreyes, Jonathan Q; Grange, Jeff; Smith, Dustin; Jin, Peter; Guldner, Greg

    2008-01-01

    Medicine Background: “Stock car” drivers may require anpresentation pregnancy. In-car Airway Options for NASCARhelmeted, and apneic stock car driver simulation model.

  18. Financing Non-Residential Photovoltaic Projects: Options and Implications

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    Bolinger, Mark

    2009-01-01

    Coggeshall. 2008. Solar Photovoltaic Financing: DeploymentEconomics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California.Financing Non-Residential Photovoltaic Projects: Options and

  19. TV Energy Consumption Trends and Energy-Efficiency Improvement Options

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    Park, Won Young

    2011-01-01

    television sets. ” Austrian Energy Agency, June. Chen, H.F.of Options for Improving Energy Efficiency Test Proceduresfor Displays”, March. Energy Conservation Center, Japan (

  20. DOE Exercises 5 Year Option on Washington TRU Solutions Contract...

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

    it has decided to exercise the five year option in the Washington TRU Solutions LLC ("WTS") contract to continue managing and operating the Department's Waste Isolation Pilot...

  1. Assessment of Future Vehicle Transportation Options and their...

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

    Future Vehicle Transportation Options and Their Impact on the Electric Grid January 10, 2010 New Analysis of Alternative Transportation Technologies 3 What's New? * Additional...

  2. Sandia Energy - Study Compares Floating-Platform Options for...

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

    Study Compares Floating-Platform Options for Offshore Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines Home Renewable Energy Energy Partnership News Wind Energy News & Events Study Compares...

  3. ID BUC$ EQUIPMENT REQUEST FORM CAMPUS EVENT PAYMENT OPTION

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    Karsai, Istvan

    ID BUC$ EQUIPMENT REQUEST FORM CAMPUS EVENT PAYMENT OPTION FOR ETSU ORGANIZATIONS Name ID BUC$. ETSU account transfer or a check requested? o ETSU Account

  4. Decoupling Policies: Options to Encourage Energy Efficiency Policies...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Decoupling Policies: Options to Encourage Energy Efficiency Policies for Utilities, Clean Energy Policies in States and Communities, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)...

  5. How to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency options...

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    How to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency options Support for South African local government Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: How to...

  6. Feebates: A Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements...

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    Feebates: A Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements to Automobile Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Feebates: A Legislative...

  7. Briggs & Stratton: Putting All Energy Efficiency Options on the...

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

    Briggs & Stratton: Putting All Energy Efficiency Options on the Table Briggs & Stratton manufactures internal combustion engines, as well as yard and home power products for...

  8. Berkeley Program Offers New Option for Financing Residential PV Systems

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    Bolinger, Mark A

    2009-01-01

    Berkeley Program Offers New Option for Financing Residentialparticularly those that offer solar rebates. The passage ofthese cities propose to offer their residents the ability to

  9. NCSL - State Policy Options: A Report of the National Conference...

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    NCSL - State Policy Options: A Report of the National Conference of State Legislatures Task Force on military and Veterans Affairs Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference...

  10. Implementing a Hydrogen Energy Infrastructure: Storage Options and System Design

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    Ogden, Joan M; Yang, Christopher

    2005-01-01

    impact of improved hydrogen storage may be through makingand M. Gardiner, Hydrogen Storage Options: Technologies andReducing the liquid hydrogen storage dewar cost has only a

  11. Using Backup Generators: Alternative Backup Power Options | Department...

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

    to electric generators powered by fuel, homeowners and business owners may consider alternative backup power options. Battery-stored backup power-Allows you to continue...

  12. Directory of Standard, Optional and Other Agency Forms

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1989-12-12

    The directive lists the Directory of Standard, Optional and Other Agency Forms and includes a list of Departmental reports and forms managers. Cancels DOE 1322.4A.

  13. POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON FROM NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE: AN OPTION...

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    CARBON FROM NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE: AN OPTION FOR DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCT CONTROL IN WATER TREATMENT PLANTS Citation Details In-Document Search Title: POWDERED ACTIVATED...

  14. Impact Evaluation of the FY2012-13 Site-Specific Savings Portfolio

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

    more savings for Commercial measures, and 1.9% more for Industrial measures. One Option 2 utility applied realization rates (from a prior evaluation) before reporting savings to...

  15. On-machine 3D vision system for machining setup modeling

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    Zhang, Xi; Tian, Xiaodong; Yamazaki, Kazuo

    2010-01-01

    3 ORIGINAL ARTICLE On-machine 3D vision system for machiningIn computer numerical control machine tools, using machiningIn this paper, an on-machine vision system is presented to

  16. ITP Metal Casting: A Vision for the U.S. Metal Casting Industry...

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

    A Vision for the U.S. Metal Casting Industry: 2002 and Beyond ITP Metal Casting: A Vision for the U.S. Metal Casting Industry: 2002 and Beyond mcvision.pdf More Documents &...

  17. Sandia Energy - Wind Vision 2015: A New Era for Wind Power in...

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    Wind Vision 2015: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Wind Energy Special Programs Wind Vision 2015: A New Era for Wind...

  18. SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency...

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    Publications SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency...

  19. SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency...

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

    The SunShot Vision Study SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) SunShot Concentrating Solar Power Program Update...

  20. SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency...

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

    policy framework." 47927.pdf More Documents & Publications The SunShot Vision Study SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)...

  1. Combined Heat and Power: A Vision for the Future of CHP in the...

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

    Vision for the Future of CHP in the United States in 2020, June 1999 Combined Heat and Power: A Vision for the Future of CHP in the United States in 2020, June 1999 The U.S....

  2. Combined Heat and Power - A Decade of Progress, A Vision for...

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    Combined Heat and Power - A Decade of Progress, A Vision for the Future, August 2009 Combined Heat and Power - A Decade of Progress, A Vision for the Future, August 2009 Combined...

  3. A Logic of Vision Jaap van der Does and Michiel van Lambalgen 1

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    Koolen, Marijn

    reports? These are the main questions we will address in the present essay. Inspired by Marr 1982, we Marr's cognitive theory of vision, whence the name: logic of vision. Implicit in Marr's theory

  4. U-129: RSA enVision Bugs Permit Cross-Site Scripting, SQL Injection...

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

    9: RSA enVision Bugs Permit Cross-Site Scripting, SQL Injection, and Directory Traversal Attacks U-129: RSA enVision Bugs Permit Cross-Site Scripting, SQL Injection, and Directory...

  5. "Passionate Detachment": Technologies of Vision and Violence in American Cinema, 1967 - 1974

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    Rust, Amy Leigh

    2010-01-01

    and artificial blood do television‘s job better, providing authentic visionsartificial blood, or freeze frames figure historical fantasies of vision andartificial blood, and freeze frames consolidate this authenticity and the vision

  6. SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    47927chapter3.pdf More Documents & Publications SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) The SunShot Vision Study...

  7. Functional Differences in Avian Colour Vision: A Behavioural Test of Critical Flicker Fusion

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    Functional Differences in Avian Colour Vision: A Behavioural Test of Critical Flicker Fusion response ...................................................6 Visual perception in artificial environments

  8. Valuation and Optimal Exercise Strategy of Electricity Swing Options.

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    Dalang, Robert C.

    Valuation and Optimal Exercise Strategy of Electricity Swing Options. Gido Haarbrücker, Daniel Kuhn plateforme de recherche Alexandria https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch | 04.02.2014 Electricity swing options https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch | 04.02.2014 mot-clé energy, derivative pricing, electricity swing

  9. SHORT-TERM GENERATION ASSET VALUATION: A REAL OPTIONS APPROACH

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    Tseng, Chung-Li

    using real options to value power plants with unit commitment constraints over a short-term period. We, that a certain lead time for commitment and decommitment decisions is necessary to start up and shut down a unit tackled this power plant valuation problem using financial options theory has overlooked the plant's unit-commitment

  10. UCF Computer Science MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option

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    Stanley, Kenneth O.

    UCF Computer Science MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option Required Core Courses (6 Credit Hours Course Work Subtotal: Subtotal: Thesis Requirement (6 Credit Hours Required) Course Semester / Year (POS) Thesis Option Catalog Year 2012-2013 2 Thesis Committee Position Co-Chair? Typed Name Chair

  11. Worksheet for the MA in Statistics Thesis Option

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    McAuliffe, Jon

    Worksheet for the MA in Statistics Thesis Option Name: (Last, first, middle) SID #: E-mail: Local Courses When taking the thesis option, a total of 20 units is need to complete the degree, of which: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Department Course # Course Title Units Semester Grade Thesis Proposed Thesis Title

  12. Energy Options for the Future* John Sheffield,1

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    Energy Options for the Future* John Sheffield,1 Stephen Obenschain,2,12 David Conover,3 Rita Bajura at the Energy Options for the Future meeting held at the Naval Research Laboratory in March of 2004, geo- thermal, and biomass energy sources and the effect of measures for energy conservation

  13. Record Storage Options Created: 11/20/2013

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    Record Storage Options Created: 11/20/2013 Revised: 2/17/2014 Storage Option Location and Costs for storage (+) · Does not require that records are extensively organized (+/-) · Does not track destruction periods like personnel records (-) State Storage Center Rocky Hill, Connecticut Cost upfront

  14. Pricing European Barrier Options Peter W.Buchen

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sydney, University of

    barrier options which incorporate a con- stant rebate. The method exploits the symmetries and properties of elemen- tary solutions of the Black-Scholes partial differential equation. The rebate and non-rebate. If rebates apply then the first exit time densities through the barrier are also required. Barrier option

  15. Pickering -Slowing the flow Flood Storage Option July 2011

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    to build upstream flood storage to reduce the risk of flooding to residents in Pickering has been putPickering - Slowing the flow Flood Storage Option July 2011 Update As you know, our proposal in relation to the flood storage option. These are as follows:- · We will reassess the current design proposal

  16. User-Friendly Methodology for Automatic Exploration of Compiler Options

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    Gao, Guang R.

    User-Friendly Methodology for Automatic Exploration of Compiler Options: A Case Study on the Intel, lochen, jcuvillo, ggao}@capsl.udel.edu Abstract Finding an optimized combination of compiler options with a deep understanding of the application at hand and a fairly good knowledge of the compiler features

  17. Implied and Local Correlations from Spread Options Rene Carmona

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    Carmona, Rene

    cor- relation skew examplifies how inaccurate the constant correlation assumption in the multivariate a set of special parameters, and we propose a calibration procedure using option prices on individual. For example, the spark spread option is a spread between natural gas and electric power. The underlying is St

  18. Finance 2nd Option Worksheet 2010 -2012 Name: Date: UNOFFICIAL

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Finance 2nd Option Worksheet 2010 - 2012 Name: Date: UNOFFICIAL Fall Credits Spring Credits ECNS 3 Spring only BFIN 456 Entrp Finance 3 Fall/Spring BFIN 452 Int'l Finance 3 Spring only BFIN 466/2012 Senior-Level Option Courses Finance Restricted Electives (9 crds required) Form can be found online

  19. Finance 2nd Option Worksheet 2012 -2014 Name: Date: UNOFFICIAL

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Finance 2nd Option Worksheet 2012 - 2014 Name: Date: UNOFFICIAL Fall Credits Spring Credits ECNS 3 Spring only BFIN 456 Entrp Finance 3 Fall/Spring BFIN 452 Int'l Finance 3 Spring only BFIN 466/2012 Senior-Level Option Courses Finance Restricted Electives (9 crds required) Form can be found online

  20. DATA TRANSMISSION OPTIONS FOR VMT DATA AND FEE COLLECTION CENTERS

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    DATA TRANSMISSION OPTIONS FOR VMT DATA AND FEE COLLECTION CENTERS by Robert L. Bertini Kerri-based fee collection centers, including the identification of issues related to data transmission, data entitled Institutional Options for VMT Data and Fee Collection Centers has examined issues related

  1. Application to the Early Entry PhD Option Instructions

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Application to the Early Entry PhD Option Instructions: 1. TYPE required information. (You to the Academic Programs Office: Attention: Carol Aspinwall, Coordinator of PhD Program Academic Student Services that describes your reasons for seeking admission to the Early Entry PhD Option. APPROVAL (For office use only

  2. American Options under Proportional Transaction Costs: Seller's Price Algorithm,

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    Zastawniak, Tomasz

    American Options under Proportional Transaction Costs: Seller's Price Algorithm, Hedging Strategy and hedged in a general discrete market in the presence of arbitrary proportional transaction costs inherent's position in American options when trading in the underlying asset is subject to proportional transaction

  3. Physical Therapy Career Options Human Biology Health & Society (HBHS)

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    Chen, Tsuhan

    65 Physical Therapy Career Options Human Biology Health & Society (HBHS) Nutritional Sciences ­ CHE-CALS) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Many NS-CHE, NS-CALS and HBHS majors consider physical therapy as a career option because, performance and rehabilitation. The pathway to a career in physical therapy for Cornell undergraduates

  4. THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF A PUBLIC OPTION IN

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF A PUBLIC OPTION IN HEALTH CARE REFORM: An Economic Analysis Ethan Kaplan on Health, Economic & Family Security #12;i Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security|The Costs Security|The Costs and Benefits of a Public Option in Health Care Reform: An Economic Analysis EXECUTIVE

  5. 1 | P a g e Calendar Weather Options

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    Calgary, University of

    1 | P a g e July 2013 Calendar Weather Options Outlook 2013 Outlook 2013 uses a plug-in which provides weather data in the Calendar. The following instructions enable you to modify the weather settings for your calendar. Turn Weather On/Off 1. Click or touch File 2. Click or touch Options 3. Select Calendar

  6. An Iterative Image Registration Technique with an Application to Stereo Vision

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    Granada, Universidad de

    121 An Iterative Image Registration Technique with an Application to Stereo Vision Bruce D. Lucas of the image, including rotation. We then describe a stereo vision system that uses this registration technique Abstract Image registration finds a variety of applications in computer vision. Unfortunately, traditional

  7. MASKS 2004 Invitation to 3D vision Step-by-Step Model Buidling

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    Kosecka, Jana

    MASKS © 2004 Invitation to 3D vision Step-by-Step Model Buidling #12;MASKS © 2004 Invitation to 3D Reconstruction Sparse Structure and camera motion Landing Augmented Reality Vision Based Control #12;MASKS © 2004 Reconstruction #12;MASKS © 2004 Invitation to 3D vision Review Feature correspondence Projective Reconstruction

  8. A VISION SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING THE BLIND WITH 3D COLOUR PERCEPTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

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    Ward, Koren

    are attempting to develop bionic vision for the blind, see [1], [2] and [3]. This is comprised of artificial electrodes. The only commercially available artificial vision implant, at present, is the Dobelle Implant [4A VISION SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING THE BLIND WITH 3D COLOUR PERCEPTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT SIMON MEERS

  9. Convolutional Networks and Applications in Vision Yann LeCun, Koray Kavukcuoglu and Clement Farabet

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    Cottrell, Garrison W.

    of Vision Science (natural and artificial) is how to produce good internal representations of the visual world. What sort of internal representation would allow an artificial vision system to detect? More interestingly, how could an artificial vision system learn appropriate internal representa- tions

  10. A FLEXIBLE GLOBAL READOUT ARCHITECTURE FOR AN ANALOGUE SIMD VISION CHIP

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    Dudek, Piotr

    in recent years. These systems, called "artificial retinas", "vision chips" or "smart sensors" exploitA FLEXIBLE GLOBAL READOUT ARCHITECTURE FOR AN ANALOGUE SIMD VISION CHIP Piotr Dudek Department) PO Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, United Kingdom p.dudek@umist.ac.uk Abstract A new vision chip, SCAMP-2

  11. [Draft: Work In Progress] Deep Challenges of Natural Vision for AI

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    Sloman, Aaron

    artificial vision systems? 1 2 A lesson from biological stereo perception? 3 3 Detecting pseudo's missing in current artificial vision systems? This paper illustrates an example-driven approach to finding out what the functions of biological vision are and what has not yet been achieved in artificial

  12. Wearable Mobility Aid for Low Vision Using Scene Classification in a Markov Random Field Model

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    Everingham, Mark

    Wearable Mobility Aid for Low Vision Using Scene Classification in a Markov Random Field Model to vision enhancement for people with severe visual impairments. This approach utilizes computer vision. The scene classifi- cation technique uses an artificial neural network classifier within the framework

  13. Machine Learning, Machine Vision, and the Brain Tomaso Poggio and Christian R. Shelton

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    Shelton, Christian R.

    to the study of artificial and biological vision. In the last few years both computer vision -- which attemptsMachine Learning, Machine Vision, and the Brain Tomaso Poggio and Christian R. Shelton Center of intelligence, both biological and artificial. In this paper we review our work over the last ten years

  14. Machine Learning, Machine Vision, and the Brain Tomaso Poggio and Christian R. Shelton

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    Shelton, Christian R.

    to the study of artificial and biological vision. In the last few years both computer vision ­ which attemptsMachine Learning, Machine Vision, and the Brain Tomaso Poggio and Christian R. Shelton Center of intelligence, both biological and artificial. In this paper we review our work over the last ten years

  15. Training options for countering nuclear smuggling

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    Ball, D Y; Erickson, S A

    1999-07-01

    The burden of stopping a nuclear smuggling attempt at the border rests most heavily on the front-line customs inspector. He needs to know how to use the technological tools at his disposal, how to discern tell-tale anomalies in export documents and manifests, how to notice psychological signs of a smuggler's tension, and how to search anything that might hide nuclear material. This means that assistance in the counter-nuclear smuggling training of customs officers is one of the most critical areas of help that the United States can provide. This paper discusses the various modes of specialized training, both in the field and in courses, as well as the types of assistance that can be provided. Training for nuclear customs specialists, and supervisors and managers of nuclear smuggling detection systems is also important, and differs from front-line inspector training in several aspects. The limitations of training and technological tools such as expert centers that will overcome these limitations are also discussed. Training assistance planned by DOE/NN-43 to Russia within the Second Line of Defense program is discussed in the light of these options, and future possibilities for such training are projected.

  16. EBIS, an option for medical synchrotrons

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    Prelec, K.

    1993-12-31

    Light ion beams have been used for cancer therapy for about twenty years; several dedicated facilities are presently either planned or under construction. In addition, several synchrotrons designed for other purposes are now considered for medical applications as well. A medical synchrotron needs a preaccelerator to produce and inject a range of different light ions, preferably fully stripped, into the ring. The size, cost and complexity of the preaccelerator depend on the performance of its first element, the ion source, and these features will be optimized if the source itself produces fully stripped ions. An EBIS (Electron Beam Ion Source) is capable of producing fully stripped light ions up to argon with intensities sufficient for medical applications. As it has been pointed out in the past, this source option may require just one stage of preacceleration, an RFQ linac, thus making it very simple and compact. The AGS Department has a separate project already under way to develop a very high intensity EBIS for our nuclear physics program. It is, however, our plan first to construct and test an intermediate size device and then to proceed to the design of the final, full scale device. Parameters of that intermediate model are close to those that would be needed for a medical synchrotron. This paper describes the BNL program and considers parameters of EBIS devices for possible use in synchrotron facilities serving as sources of high energy light ions for cancer therapy.

  17. Proceedings of the 1999 Oil and Gas Conference: Technology Options for Producer Survival

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    None available

    2000-04-12

    The 1999 Oil & Gas Conference was cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Fossil Energy, Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) and National Petroleum Technology Office (NPTO) on June 28 to 30 in Dallas, Texas. The Oil & Gas Conference theme, Technology Options for Producer Survival, reflects the need for development and implementation of new technologies to ensure an affordable, reliable energy future. The conference was attended by nearly 250 representatives from industry, academia, national laboratories, DOE, and other Government agencies. Three preconference workshops (Downhole Separation Technologies: Is it Applicable for Your Operations, Exploring and developing Naturally Fractured Low-Permeability Gas Reservoirs from the Rocky Mountains to the Austin Chalk, and Software Program Applications) were held. The conference agenda included an opening plenary session, three platform sessions (Sessions 2 and 3 were split into 2 concurrent topics), and a poster presentation reception. The platform session topics were Converting Your Resources Into Reserves (Sessions 1 and 2A), Clarifying Your Subsurface Vision (Session 2B), and High Performance, Cost Effective Drilling, Completion, Stimulation Technologies (Session 3B). In total, there were 5 opening speakers, 30 presenters, and 16 poster presentations.

  18. Name Module Robotics and Computer Vision Language English

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    Boucherie, Richard J.

    1 Name Module Robotics and Computer Vision Language English Contact person Ferdi van der Heijden A robotic device is a goal oriented machine that can sense, plan and act; often, in an unknown or dynamic environment. Robotics binds elements from physics and mechanics, sensor and actuator technology, pattern

  19. Supervised learning for computer vision: Kernel methods & sparse methods

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    Bach, Francis

    · Supervised learning ­ Predict y Y from x X, given observations (xi, yi), i = 1, . . . , n ­ Classification / applications 2 #12;Machine learning for computer vision · Multiplication of digital media · Many different · Machine learning is not limited to binary classification! 3 #12;Image retrieval Classification, ranking

  20. Neurogeometry of color vision David Alleysson, David Meary

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    Alleysson, David

    the source of color vision, the cones' are also the primary source of spatial information. The cones and neuron dynamics are used to model the representation of forms in the primary visual cortex, V1 how achromatic information could be estimated from the sparse chromatic sampling provided by the cone

  1. Determining Vision Graphs for Distributed Camera Networks Using Feature Digests

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    Radke, Rich

    1 Determining Vision Graphs for Distributed Camera Networks Using Feature Digests Zhaolin Cheng and the length of each feature descriptor are substantially reduced to form a fixed-length "feature digest" that is broadcast to the rest of the network. Each receiver camera decompresses the feature digest to recover

  2. Cooperative Vision Based Estimation and Tracking Using Multiple UAVs

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    Cooperative Vision Based Estimation and Tracking Using Multiple UAVs Brett Bethke, Mario Valenti. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are excellent platforms for detecting and tracking objects of interest to give better results than could be achieved with a single UAV, while being robust to failures. In addi

  3. Studying Relationships Between Human Gaze, Description, and Computer Vision

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    Berg, Tamara L.

    . In this paper we provide a glimpse into this exciting future by analyzing how humans interact with vi- sualStudying Relationships Between Human Gaze, Description, and Computer Vision Kiwon Yun1 , Yifan Peng Department of Psychology Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA {kyun, yipeng, samaras, tlberg

  4. NEW MACHINE VISION APPLICATIONS IN GERMANY Claus-E. Liedtke

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    applications in the biomedical field, the printing industry, industrial automation, navigation, remote sensing SCENE ANALYSIS FOR QUALITY CONTROL In industrial automation an increased request for computer vision, or concepts developed at research institutes and the industry in Germany. 1. INTRODUCTION Research

  5. Laser and Vision Based Outdoor Object Mapping Bertrand Douillard

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    Washington at SeattleUniversity of

    Laser and Vision Based Outdoor Object Mapping Bertrand Douillard ARC Centre of Excellence (CRF) to jointly classify laser returns in a 2D scan map into seven object types (car, wall, tree trunk triangulation of the laser map. Our model incorporates laser shape features, visual appearance features

  6. FRP for Transportation and Civil Engineering Infrastructure: Reality and Vision

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    FRP for Transportation and Civil Engineering Infrastructure: Reality and Vision S. Rizkalla and M polymer (FRP) composite materials in civil engineering and transportation infrastructure applications. Due in infrastructure applications. While the use of FRP composites has become common practice in civil engineering

  7. Development of Machine Vision Technology for Railcar Safety Appliance Inspection

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    Todorovic, Sinisa

    *Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University American trains depart a terminal or rail yard, many aspects of the cars and locomotives undergo inspection car-specific appliances. Safety appliances have been required on U.S. railcars since 1893 when

  8. Mission & Vision The mission of University Health Services

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    #12;Mission & Vision The mission of University Health Services (UHS) is to enhance learning and student success by promoting, protecting, and restoring health and well-being. As the comprehensive campus in their own right, we are focused on promoting health essential to a campus environment that facilitates

  9. Student Affairs Supporting the Vision of UC Davis

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    Ferrara, Katherine W.

    that promote student learning · To provide seamless systems that advance transitions and success · To foster programs focused on mentorship, leadership and career development. Students engaged in activities outsideStudent Affairs Supporting the Vision of UC Davis Annual Report, 2010-2011 #12;STUDENT AFFAIRS

  10. Two Case Studies on Vision-based Moving Objects Measurement 

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    Zhang, Ji

    2012-10-19

    In this thesis, we presented two case studies on vision-based moving objects measurement. In the first case, we used a monocular camera to perform ego-motion estimation for a robot in an urban area. We developed the algorithm based on vertical line...

  11. Thermal Vision for Sleep Apnea Monitoring , Ioannis Pavlidis1

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    Thermal Vision for Sleep Apnea Monitoring Jin Fei1 , Ioannis Pavlidis1 , and Jayasimha Murthy2 1- itor sleep apnea through thermal imaging. First, the nostril region is segmented and it is tracked over time via a network of cooperating prob- abilistic trackers. Then, the mean thermal signal

  12. ContraVision: Exploring Users' Reactions to Futuristic Technology

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    Nuseibeh, Bashar

    ContraVision: Exploring Users' Reactions to Futuristic Technology Clara Mancini*, Yvonne Rogers How can we best explore the range of users' reactions when developing future technologies that maybe, or other narrative forms, that convey either negative or positive aspects of the proposed technology

  13. Robot docking with neural vision and reinforcement Cornelius Weber*,1

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    Weber, Cornelius

    Robot docking with neural vision and reinforcement Cornelius Weber*,1 , Stefan Wermter, Alexandros, SR6 0DD, UK Available online 10 April 2004 Abstract We present a solution for robotic docking, i.e. approach of a robot toward a table so that it can grasp an object. One constraint is that our People

  14. Radiation Center Strategic Plan 2012 Mission, Vision, Goals and Strategies

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    analysis, imaging technology, and other areas. It will emphasize nuclear energy development activities-term beneficial applications of nuclear science and technology. II. Planning Horizons Three planning horizons of applications of nuclear science and technology. To us this provides a vision that the Radiation Center

  15. Part Three: Basinwide Vision, Scientific Foundation, Goals, Objectives, and Strategies

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    by the Independent Scientific Advisory Board. The Council is directed by Congress, through the Northwest Power Act's vision will be accomplished. It is summarized in Return to the River and subsequent reports produced's scientific understanding. The Council's Independent Scientific Advisory Board is responsible for developing

  16. Training discriminative computer vision models with weak supervision

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    Babenko, Boris

    2012-01-01

    A.I. , 1997. [42] P. Doll´ar, B. Babenko, S. Belongie, P.Vision (ECCV), 2008. [43] P. Doll´ar, Z. Tu, P. Perona, andIn BMVC, 2009. [44] P. Doll´ar, Z. Tu, H. Tao, and S.

  17. Vision-based Analysis of Small Groups in Pedestrian Crowds

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    1 Vision-based Analysis of Small Groups in Pedestrian Crowds Weina Ge, Robert T. Collins, Senior--Building upon state-of-the-art algorithms for pedestrian detection and multi-object tracking, and inspired results quantitatively and qualitatively on videos of real-world pedestrian scenes. Where human

  18. A Vision for Systems Engineering Applied to Wind Energy (Presentation)

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    Felker, F.; Dykes, K.

    2015-01-01

    This presentation was given at the Third Wind Energy Systems Engineering Workshop on January 14, 2015. Topics covered include the importance of systems engineering, a vision for systems engineering as applied to wind energy, and application of systems engineering approaches to wind energy research and development.

  19. Blinkered vision: Sources of opacity in inflectional paradigms Raphael Finkel

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    Blinkered vision: Sources of opacity in inflectional paradigms Raphael Finkel & Gregory Stump University of Kentucky University of Kentucky raphael@cs.uky.edu gstump@uky.edu [Workshop on Information proposed a general measure of paradigm predictability. The formal definition of this measure is given in (2

  20. USED FUEL RAIL SHOCK AND VIBRATION TESTING OPTIONS ANALYSIS

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    Ross, Steven B.; Best, Ralph E.; Klymyshyn, Nicholas A.; Jensen, Philip J.; Maheras, Steven J.

    2014-09-29

    The objective of the rail shock and vibration tests is to complete the framework needed to quantify loads of fuel assembly components that are necessary to guide materials research and establish a technical basis for review organizations such as the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). A significant body of experimental and numerical modeling data exists to quantify loads and failure limits applicable to normal conditions of transport (NCT) rail transport, but the data are based on assumptions that can only be verified through experimental testing. The test options presented in this report represent possible paths for acquiring the data that are needed to confirm the assumptions of previous work, validate modeling methods that will be needed for evaluating transported fuel on a case-by-case basis, and inform material test campaigns on the anticipated range of fuel loading. The ultimate goal of this testing is to close all of the existing knowledge gaps related to the loading of used fuel under NCT conditions and inform the experiments and analysis program on specific endpoints for their research. The options include tests that would use an actual railcar, surrogate assemblies, and real or simulated rail transportation casks. The railcar carrying the cradle, cask, and surrogate fuel assembly payload would be moved in a train operating over rail track modified or selected to impart shock and vibration forces that occur during normal rail transportation. Computer modeling would be used to help design surrogates that may be needed for a rail cask, a cask’s internal basket, and a transport cradle. The objective of the design of surrogate components would be to provide a test platform that effectively simulates responses to rail shock and vibration loads that would be exhibited by state-of-the-art rail cask, basket, and/or cradle structures. The computer models would also be used to help determine the placement of instrumentation (accelerometers and strain gauges) on the surrogate fuel assemblies, cask and cradle structures, and the railcar so that forces and deflections that would result in the greatest potential for damage to high burnup and long-cooled UNF can be determined. For purposes of this report we consider testing on controlled track when we have control of the track and speed to facilitate modeling.

  1. ADVANCED HYDROGEN TRANSPORT MEMBRANES FOR VISION 21 FOSSIL FUEL PLANTS

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    Shane E. Roark; Tony F. Sammells; Adam E. Calihman; Lyrik Y. Pitzman; Pamela M. Van Calcar; Richard A. Mackay; Tom F. Barton; Sara L. Rolfe; Richard N. Kleiner; James E. Stephan; Tim R. Armstrong; Mike J. Holmes; Aaron L. Wagner

    2001-04-30

    Eltron Research Inc., and team members, are developing an environmentally benign, inexpensive, and efficient method for separating hydrogen from gas mixtures produced during industrial processes, such as coal gasification. This project was motivated by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Vision 21 initiative which seeks to economically eliminate environmental concerns associated with the use of fossil fuels. This objective is being pursued using dense membranes based in part on Eltron-patented ceramic materials with a demonstrated ability for proton and electron conduction. The technical goals are being addressed by modifying single-phase and composite membrane composition and microstructure to maximize proton and electron conductivity without loss of material stability. Ultimately, these materials must enable hydrogen separation at practical rates under ambient and high-pressure conditions, without deactivation in the presence of feedstream components such as carbon dioxide, water, and sulfur. During this quarter, it was demonstrated that increasing the transition metal loading in a model perovskite composition resulted in an increase in hydrogen flux. Improved flux corresponded to the emergence of additional phases in the ceramic membrane, and highest flux was achieved for a composite consisting of pseudo-cubic and rhombohedral perovskite phases. A 0.9-mm thick membrane of this material generated a hydrogen flux in excess of 0.1 mL/min/cm{sup 2}, which was approximately 35 times greater than analogs with lower transition metal levels. The dopant level and crystal structure also correlated with membrane density and coefficient of thermal expansion, but did not appear to affect grain size or shape. Additionally, preliminary ceramic-metal (cermet) composite membranes demonstrated a 10-fold increase in flux relative to analogous membranes composed of only the ceramic component. The hydrogen flux for these cermet samples corresponded to a conductivity of {approx} 10{sup -3} S/cm, which was consistent with the predicted proton conductivity of the ceramic phase. Increasing the sweep gas flow rate in test reactors was found to significantly increase hydrogen flux, as well as apparent material conductivity for all samples tested. Adding humidity to the feed gas stream produced a small increase in hydrogen flux. However, the catalyst on ceramic membrane surfaces did not affect flux, which suggested that the process was membrane-diffusion limited. Representative samples and fabrication processes were evaluated on the basis of manufacturing practicality. it was determined that optimum membrane densification occurs over a very narrow temperature range for the subject ceramics. Additionally, calcination temperatures currently employed result in powders that are difficult mill and screen. These issues must be addressed to improve large-scale fabricability.

  2. Global plutonium management: A security option

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    Sylvester, K.W.B.

    1998-12-31

    The US surplus plutonium disposition program was created to reduce the proliferation risk posed by the fissile material from thousands of retired nuclear weapons. The Department of Energy has decided to process its Put into a form as secure as Pu in civilian spent fuel. While implementation issues have been considered, a major one (Russian reciprocity) remains unresolved. Russia has made disposition action conditional on extracting the fuel value of its Pu but lacks the infrastructure to do so. Assistance in the construction of the required facilities would conflict with official US policy opposing the development of a Pu fuel cycle. The resulting stagnation provides impetus for a reevaluation of US nonproliferation objectives and Pu disposition options. A strategy for satisfying Russian fuel value concerns and reducing the proliferation risk posed by surplus weapons-grade plutonium (WGPu) is proposed. The effectiveness of material alteration (e.g., isotopic, chemical, etc.{hor_ellipsis}) at reducing the desire, ability and opportunity for proliferation is assessed. Virtually all the security benefits attainable by material processing can be obtained by immobilizing Pu in large unit size/mass monoliths without a radiation barrier. Russia would be allowed to extract the Pu at a future date for use as fuel in a verifiable manner. Remote tracking capability, if proven feasible, would further improve safeguarding capability. As an alternate approach, the US could compensate Russia for its Pu, allowing it to be disposed of or processed elsewhere. A market based method for pricing Pu is proposed. Surplus Pu could represent access to nuclear fuel at a fixed price at a future date. This position can be replicated in the uranium market and priced using derivative theory. The proposed strategy attempts to meet nonproliferation objectives by recognizing technical limitations and satisfying political constraints.

  3. Instrument performance study on the short and long pulse options of the second Spallation Neutron Source target station

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    Zhao, J. K.; Herwig, Kenneth W.; Robertson, J. L.; Gallmeier, Franz X.; Riemer, Bernard W.

    2013-10-15

    The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is designed with an upgrade option for a future low repetition rate, long wavelength second target station. This second target station is intended to complement the scientific capabilities of the 1.4 MW, 60 Hz high power first target station. Two upgrade possibilities have been considered, the short and the long pulse options. In the short pulse mode, proton extraction occurs after the pulse compression in the accumulator ring. The proton pulse structure is thus the same as that for the first target station with a pulse width of ?0.7 ?s. In the long pulse mode, protons are extracted as they are produced by the linac, with no compression in the accumulator ring. The time width of the uncompressed proton pulse is ?1 ms. This difference in proton pulse structure means that neutron pulses will also be different. Neutron scattering instruments thus have to be designed and optimized very differently for these two source options which will directly impact the overall scientific capabilities of the SNS facility. In order to assess the merits of the short and long pulse target stations, we investigated a representative suit of neutron scattering instruments and evaluated their performance under each option. Our results indicate that the short pulse option will offer significantly better performance for the instruments and is the preferred choice for the SNS facility.

  4. Scarcity of Ideas and R&D Options: Use it, Lose it or Bank it.

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    Scotchmer, Suzanne; Erkal, Nisvan

    2009-01-01

    Strategic Delay in a Real Options Model of R&D Competition,"low cost. Our model is a real options model in the spirit ofa value to delay. In many real options models, the value of

  5. Scarcity of Ideas and R&D Options: Use it, Lose it, or Bank it

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    Scotchmer, Suzanne

    2009-01-01

    Strategic Delay in a Real Options Model of R&D Competition,"ideas; imagination; innovation; real options; search models;low cost. Our model is a real options model in the spirit of

  6. Real Options Valuation of U.S. Federal Renewable Energy Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment

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    Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Wiser, Ryan H.

    2005-01-01

    N ATIONAL L ABORATORY Real Options Valuation of US FederalBerkeley, 18 March 2005 Real Options Valuation of US Federalabove by developing a real options model of RE RD 3 that

  7. Competitiveness of Soil Carbon as an Option: Is it a Bridge to the

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    Competitiveness of Soil Carbon as an Option: Is it a Bridge to the Future? Competitiveness of Soil CarbonCompetitiveness of Soil Carbon as an Option: Is it a Bridge to theas an Option: Is it a Bridge

  8. Valuing innovative technology R&D as a real option : application to fuel cell vehicles

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    Tsui, Maggie

    2005-01-01

    This thesis aims to elucidate real option thinking and real option valuation techniques for innovative technology investment. Treating the fuel cell R&D investment as a real option for General Motor's light passenger vehicle ...

  9. RTP as an Optional Service: It's Alive, But Is It Well?

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    Goldman, Charles; Barbose, Galen; Neenan, Bernie

    2006-03-10

    Economists have advocated for real-time pricing (RTP) of electricity on the basis of the gains in economic efficiency that would result from charging customers the contemporaneous marginal cost of supplying electricity instead of the average cost. In recent years, RTP has also become the subject of interest in a variety of policy contexts, including integrated resource planning initiatives, ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and reliability in competitive electricity markets, and implementation of default service in states with retail choice. Most experience with RTP has been as an optional service, that is, a self-selecting alternative to the standard utility service. By our count, approximately 70 utilities in the U.S. offered an optional RTP program at some point over the past 20 years. However, many programs are now defunct. In 2003, 47 utilities in the U.S. were still offering an optional RTP program, on either a pilot or permanent basis (see Figure 1). In addition, 10 utilities in states with retail choice currently offer RTP as the default service for large customers that are not under contract with a competitive supplier. Another two utilities have received regulatory approval to do so in the next few years. Although the results of a few optional RTP programs have been publicized, the vast majority of programs have operated in relative obscurity. To provide a wider perspective on utility and customer experience with RTP, we surveyed 43 optional RTP programs offered in 2003. We interviewed RTP program managers and other utility staff, and reviewed publicly available sources, including key regulatory documents and program evaluations. Based on this research, we identified trends related to RTP program history and outlook, program design and implementation, customer participation, and participant price response. The results are both surprising and instructive. We conclude that RTP is indeed alive but is not prospering as well it could. Thus, we offer a number of recommendations for policymakers and utilities that are considering optional RTP as a strategy for developing price responsive demand.

  10. HVAC Equipment Design Options for Near-Zero-Energy Homes (NZEH) -A Stage 2 Scoping Assessment

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    Baxter, Van D

    2005-11-01

    Although the energy efficiency of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment has increased substantially in recent years, new approaches are needed to continue this trend. Conventional unitary equipment and system designs have matured to a point where cost-effective, dramatic efficiency improvements that meet near-zero-energy housing (NZEH) goals require a radical rethinking of opportunities to improve system performance. The large reductions in HVAC energy consumption necessary to support the NZEH goals require a systems-oriented analysis approach that characterizes each element of energy consumption, identifies alternatives, and determines the most cost-effective combination of options. In particular, HVAC equipment must be developed that addresses the range of special needs of NZEH applications in the areas of reduced HVAC and water heating energy use, humidity control, ventilation, uniform comfort, and ease of zoning. This report describes results of a scoping assessment of HVAC system options for NZEH homes. ORNL has completed a preliminary adaptation, for consideration by The U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office, Building Technologies (BT) Program, of Cooper's (2001) stage and gate planning process to the HVAC and Water Heating element of BT's multi-year plan, as illustrated in Figure 1. In order to adapt to R&D the Cooper process, which is focused on product development, and to keep the technology development process consistent with an appropriate role for the federal government, the number and content of the stages and gates needed to be modified. The potential federal role in technology development involves 6 stages and 7 gates, but depending on the nature and status of the concept, some or all of the responsibilities can flow to the private sector for product development beginning as early as Gate 3. In the proposed new technology development stage and gate sequence, the Stage 2 'Scoping Assessment' provides the deliverable leading into the Gate 3 'Scoping Assessment Screen'. This report is an example of a Stage 2 deliverable written to document the screening of options against the Gate 3 criteria and to support DOE decision making and option prioritization. The objective of this scoping assessment was to perform a transparent evaluation of the HVAC system options for NZEH based on the applying the Gate 3 criteria uniformly to all options.

  11. Energy Efficiency Tax Credits, Rebates and Financing: What Options...

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

    and Financing: What Options Are Available for You? Financing Energy-Efficient Homes Use solar power to heat water and more Today's solar power is highly efficient. You can buy...

  12. Engineering Options Assessment Report. Nitrate Salt Waste Stream Processing

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    Anast, Kurt Roy

    2015-11-13

    This report examines and assesses the available systems and facilities considered for carrying out remediation activities on remediated nitrate salt (RNS) and unremediated nitrate salt (UNS) waste containers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The assessment includes a review of the waste streams consisting of 60 RNS, 29 above-ground UNS, and 79 candidate below-ground UNS containers that may need remediation. The waste stream characteristics were examined along with the proposed treatment options identified in the Options Assessment Report . Two primary approaches were identified in the five candidate treatment options discussed in the Options Assessment Report: zeolite blending and cementation. Systems that could be used at LANL were examined for housing processing operations to remediate the RNS and UNS containers and for their viability to provide repackaging support for remaining LANL legacy waste.

  13. Engineering Options Assessment Report: Nitrate Salt Waste Stream Processing

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    Anast, Kurt Roy

    2015-11-18

    This report examines and assesses the available systems and facilities considered for carrying out remediation activities on remediated nitrate salt (RNS) and unremediated nitrate salt (UNS) waste containers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The assessment includes a review of the waste streams consisting of 60 RNS, 29 aboveground UNS, and 79 candidate belowground UNS containers that may need remediation. The waste stream characteristics were examined along with the proposed treatment options identified in the Options Assessment Report . Two primary approaches were identified in the five candidate treatment options discussed in the Options Assessment Report: zeolite blending and cementation. Systems that could be used at LANL were examined for housing processing operations to remediate the RNS and UNS containers and for their viability to provide repackaging support for remaining LANL legacy waste.

  14. Financing Non-Residential Photovoltaic Projects: Options and Implications

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    Bolinger, Mark

    2009-01-01

    26 5. The Impact of Financing Structure on the Cost of Solarthose options impact the cost of solar power, this reportFinancing Structure on the Cost of Solar Energy A variety of

  15. Real options approach to capacity planning under uncertainty

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    Mittal, Geetanjali, 1979-

    2004-01-01

    This thesis highlights the effectiveness of Real Options Analysis (ROA) in capacity planning decisions for engineering projects subject to uncertainty. This is in contrast to the irreversible decision-making proposed by ...

  16. Female Scientists, Engineers Open Students' Eyes to Career Options

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    More than six dozen middle school girls visited INL to learn about career options in science and engineering at the annual My Amazing Future event organized by Idaho Women in Nuclear.

  17. Building America Expert Meeting: Windows Options for New and...

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    NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership held an Expert Meeting on Windows Options for New and Existing Homes on November 14, 2011 at the Nolte Building on the campus of the...

  18. Platforms and real options in large-scale engineering systems

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    Kalligeros, Konstantinos C., 1976-

    2006-01-01

    This thesis introduces a framework and two methodologies that enable engineering management teams to assess the value of real options in programs of large-scale, partially standardized systems implemented a few times over ...

  19. Accurate Approximations for EuropeanStyle Asian Options

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    ://www.cs.cmu.edu/¸sjha; Ashok Varikooty, CS First Boston, avarikoo@fir.fbc.com. #12; Keywords: Computational finance, option [13], interest­rates and commodities such as crude oil [5]. Several researchers have devised

  20. UCF Computer Science MS Program of Study (POS) Nonthesis Option

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    Stanley, Kenneth O.

    UCF Computer Science MS Program of Study (POS) Nonthesis Option Required Core Courses (6 Credit Abbreviations * a definition of each type of transfer work can be found in: Clear POS Print POS Save POS

  1. Measures and Investment Options for Community Energy Conservation 

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    Myers, M. S.; Korinchock, D.

    1986-01-01

    and demand management as a cheaper option than the construction of a new power plant. Municipalities consider energy efficiency because it promotes awareness and therefore helps keep utility bills low for its citizens. The two viewpoints may combine...

  2. Early Draft Energy Policy and Financing Options to

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    Early Draft Energy Policy and Financing Options to Achieve Solar Penetration Targets: Accounting for PV. We discuss existing energy-policy mixes in those countries leading the development of solar power .................................................................................................................. 6 3. HIDDEN BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY

  3. Application of real options to reverse logistics process

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    Kaga, Akihiro, 1975-

    2004-01-01

    In this thesis, real options are used to identify the optimal model for the reverse logistics process of a technology company in the circuit board business. Currently, customers return defective boards and the company ...

  4. Westinghouse Owners Group Risk-Informed Regulation Efforts: Options 2 and 3

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    Brown, Jason A.; Osterrieder, Robert A.; Lutz, Robert J. [Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (United States); Dingler, Maurice [Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Company, Burlington, KS (United States); Ward, Lewis A. [Southern Nuclear Company (United States)

    2002-07-01

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has initiated efforts to incorporate risk-informed methods to redefine the scope of the existing 10 CFR 50 regulations (Option 2) and to change the technical requirements of the regulations (Option 3). The overall objectives of these efforts are to enhance plant safety, provide a framework for risk-informed regulations, add flexibility to plant operations, and reduce regulatory burden. The Westinghouse Owners Group (WOG) has a variety of active programs in the risk-informed area, including a program in the Option 2 and Option 3 areas. These two programs will be summarized including the benefits and the technical approach. The purpose of Option 2 is to make changes to the overall scope of structures, systems and components (SSCs) covered by 10 CFR 50 requiring special treatment by formulating new risk-informed safety classification categories that are linked to current definitions of safety-related and important-to-safety. This initiative would permit possible changes to the current special treatment requirements based on risk insights. The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has developed an Option 2 implementation guideline (NEI 00-04 Draft Revision B). The WOG has initiated a program to validate the NEI guideline and to provide an initial cost-benefit assessment of the revised categorization and treatment under Option 2 via trial application to two systems at both Surry Unit 1 and Wolf Creek. The WOG Option 2 program includes consideration of all of the components in the selected systems, regardless of whether or not they are modeled in the respective plant probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) studies. As a result, quantitative risk measures are not available for many of the components being considered. In this case, the WOG program will provide valuable input to the NEI guideline. Additionally, the WOG program extends the use of both of the dominant methodologies for risk-informed ISI (RI-ISI) to address repair and replacement activities of pressure-retaining items per Code Cases under development within ASME. Therefore, feedback is provided on the consideration of passive components for extending both the WOG and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) RI-ISI methodologies for piping to all pressure-retaining items. In the Option 3 area, the WOG Large Break Loss-of-Coolant Accident (LBLOCA) Redefinition program is a risk-informed approach to improve select regulations (10 CFR 50.46, Appendix A, and Appendix K) such that the plant licensing basis is focused on LOCA break sizes up to a new maximum size. The new maximum break size will replace the existing requirement to consider break sizes up to and including double ended breaks of the largest primary system piping. Plants will retain the capability to mitigate a break of the largest primary system piping as evaluated using realistic success criteria and assumptions. The WOG is also providing input to the development of a risk-informed 10 CFR 50.44 based on insights from the WOG Severe Accident Management Guidance and plant-specific PRA studies. (authors)

  5. 1992 Columbia River Salmon Flow Measures Options Analysis/EIS : Appendices.

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    1992-01-01

    This Options Analysis/Environmental Impact Statement (OA/EIS) identifies, presents effects of, and evaluates the potential options for changing instream flow levels in efforts to increase salmon populations in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers. The potential actions would be implemented during 1992 to benefit juvenile and adult salmon during migration through eight run-of-river reservoirs. The Corps of Engineers (Corps) prepared this document in cooperation with the Bonneville Power Administration and the Bureau of Reclamation. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is a participating agency. The text and appendices of the document describe the characteristics of 10 Federal projects and one private water development project in the Columbia River drainage basin. Present and potential operation of these projects and their effects on the salmon that spawn and rear in the Columbia and Snake River System are presented. The life history, status, and response of Pacific salmon to current environmental conditions are described. The document concludes with an evaluation of the potential effects that could result from implementing proposed actions. The conclusions are based on evaluation of existing data, utilization of numerical models, and application of logical inference. This volume contains the appendices.

  6. Ghana-Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable...

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    Ghana-Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development Jump to: navigation, search Name Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the...

  7. 327 Building liquid waste handling options modification project plan

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    Ham, J.E.

    1998-03-28

    This report evaluates the modification options for handling radiological liquid waste (RLW) generated during decontamination and cleanout of the 327 Building. The overall objective of the 327 Facility Stabilization Project is to establish a passively safe and environmentally secure configuration of the 327 Facility. The issue of handling of RLW from the 327 Facility (assuming the 34O Facility is not available to accept the RLW) has been conceptually examined in at least two earlier engineering studies (Parsons 1997a and Hobart l997). Each study identified a similar preferred alternative that included modifying the 327 Facility RLWS handling systems to provide a truck load-out station, either within the confines of the facility or exterior to the facility. The alternatives also maximized the use of existing piping, tanks, instrumentation, controls and other features to minimize costs and physical changes. An issue discussed in each study involved the anticipated volume of the RLW stream. Estimates ranged between 113,550 and 387,500 liters in the earlier studies. During the development of the 324/327 Building Stabilization/Deactivation Project Management Plan, the lower estimate of approximately 113,550 liters was confirmed and has been adopted as the baseline for the 327 Facility RLW stream. The goal of this engineering study is to reevaluate the existing preferred alternative and select a new preferred alternative, if appropriate. Based on the new or confirmed preferred alternative, this study will also provide a conceptual design and cost estimate for required modifications to the 327 Facility to allow removal of RLWS and treatment of the RLW generated during deactivation.

  8. Liquid–liquid mixing studies in annular centrifugal contactors comparing stationary mixing vane options

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    Wardle, Kent E.

    2015-09-11

    Comparative studies of multiphase operation of an annular centrifugal contactor show the impact of housing stationary mixing vane configuration. A number of experimental results for several different mixing vane options are reported for operation of a 12.5 cm engineering-scale contactor unit. Fewer straight vanes give greater mixing-zone hold-up compared to curved vanes. Quantitative comparison of droplet size distribution also showed a significant decrease in mean diameter for four straight vanes versus eight curved vanes. This set of measurements gives a compelling case for careful consideration of mixing vane geometry when evaluating hydraulic operation and extraction process efficiency of annular centrifugalmore »contactors.« less

  9. Options To Cleanup Site-wide Vadose Zone Contamination At The Hanford Site, WA, State

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    Goswami, D. [Ph.D, and John Price, Nuclear Waste Program, Washington State Department of Ecology, Richland, WA (United States)

    2008-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site in south central Washington State lies along the Columbia River and is one of DOE's largest legacy waste management sites. Enormous radionuclide and chemical inventories exist below-ground. These include Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) storage facilities where hazardous and radioactive contaminants were discharged and leaked to the soil surface and to the deep vadose zone and groundwater. The vadose zone is also contaminated from facilities regulated by the RCRA and Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Act. Hanford now contains as much as 28,300 cubic meters of soil contaminated with radionuclides from liquid wastes released near processing facilities. The Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order, Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) has set the completion of the cleanup of these sites by 2024. There are numerous technical and regulatory challenges to cleanup of the vadose zone at the Hanford site. This paper attempts to identify the categories of deep vadose zone problem and identifies a few possible regulatory options to clean up the site under the mix of state and federal regulatory authorities. There are four major categories of vadose contamination areas at the Hanford Site. The first is laterally extensive with intermediate depth (ground surface to about 45 meters depth) mostly related to high volume effluent discharge into cribs, ponds and ditches of designated CERCLA facilities. The second is dominated by laterally less extensive mostly related to leaks from RCRA tank farms. The later contamination is often commingled at depth with wastes from adjacent CERCLA facilities. The third category is from the high volume CERCLA facilities extending from the surface to more than 60 meters below ground. Contamination from the later category crosses the entire thickness of the vadose zone and reached groundwater. The fourth category is the lower volume waste sites. There are multiple management options to clean up the above four categories of vadose zones sites. The following are some of the options considered for detailed evaluation: - Maintain separate decision processes for each RCRA and CERCLA units/waste sites with a more accommodating schedule. - Create new vadose zone operable units with limited geographical boundaries regardless of site category/origin and make an integrated decision. - Expand the existing CERCLA groundwater operable units to include the deep vadose zone - Use a combination of the above. Each option has pros and cons and regulatory limitations. Detailed evaluation of these options is required to support a cost effective expedited cleanup. (authors)

  10. International Border Management Systems (IBMS) Program : visions and strategies.

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    McDaniel, Michael; Mohagheghi, Amir Hossein

    2011-02-01

    Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), International Border Management Systems (IBMS) Program is working to establish a long-term border security strategy with United States Central Command (CENTCOM). Efforts are being made to synthesize border security capabilities and technologies maintained at the Laboratories, and coordinate with subject matter expertise from both the New Mexico and California offices. The vision for SNL is to provide science and technology support for international projects and engagements on border security.

  11. Markovian Energy-Based Computer Vision Algorithms on Graphics Hardware

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    Mignotte, Max

    Markovian Energy-Based Computer Vision Algorithms on Graphics Hardware Pierre-Marc Jodoin, Max Mignotte, and Jean-Fran¸cois St-Amour Universit´e de Montr´eal, DIRO, P.O. Box 6128, Studio Centre-Ville, Montr´eal, Qu´ebec, H3C 3J7 {jodoinp, mignotte, stamourj}@iro.umontreal.ca Abstract. This paper shows

  12. Goethe's Vision of Natur during the Italian Journey 

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    Ewing, John Paul

    2011-02-22

    with this idea of transformation (rather than the gradual development with which I am concerned in this project) and the literary context of the journey to be of use in this inquiry of the intellectual and natural concerns of the current project. Taking cue... Subject: Comparative Literature and Culture ii GOETHE?S VISION OF NATUR DURING THE ITALIAN JOURNEY A Thesis by JOHN PAUL EWING Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  13. SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book)

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    2012-02-01

    The objective of the SunShot Vision Study is to provide an in-depth assessment of the potential for solar technologies to meet a significant share of electricity demand in the United States during the next several decades. Specifically, it explores a future in which the price of solar technologies declines by about 75% between 2010 and 2020 - in line with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative's targets.

  14. EERE Quality Assurance Guidance for General Program Evaluation Studies

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This appendix provides two tables: options for implementing a third party quality assurance review panel; and key evaluation activities that should benefit from a QA review, identifying related QA factors and QA review participants.

  15. Semantics and Evaluation Techniques for Window Aggregates in Data Streams

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    execution-time performance than existing window aggregate query evaluation options that retain and reprocess active input tuples in an in-memory buffer. In addition, each tuple is reprocessed multiple times

  16. Options for the Immobilisation of UK Civil Plutonium

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    Scales, C.R.; Maddrell, E.R.; Harrison, M.T. [Nexia Solutions Ltd., Cumbria, CA (United Kingdom)

    2007-07-01

    As a result of the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel the UK expects to accumulate in excess of 100 tonnes of separated plutonium. There is currently no long term strategy for the management of this material. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has commissioned a programme with Nexia Solutions to examine the alternatives for the disposition of this material and subsequently present the NDA with technically underpinned option(s) for plutonium disposition. The overall programme comprises two main options, re-use as fuel in reactors and immobilisation in the event of being declared surplus to requirements and is targeted specifically at the requirements of the UK. The disposition programme will take account of the UK reactor portfolio, and the quantity that may require immobilisation will depend on future UK nuclear strategy. Immobilisation options are being reviewed in the light that a proportion of the stockpile could be declared waste. The options for immobilisation are being assessed in the expectation that any immobilised product would be destined for an as yet undefined repository, preceded by a period of storage in secure facilities. Potential products are being developed to be compatible with a wide range of disposal scenarios. (authors)

  17. Using System Dynamics to Extend Real Options Use: Insights from the Oil & Gas Industry

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    Ford, David N.

    Using System Dynamics to Extend Real Options Use: Insights from the Oil & Gas Industry Scott to real options through work with a major energy firm to apply real options. Five key challenges facing the real options community are presented and potential system dynamics contributions to these challenges

  18. On the Solution of Complementarity Problems Arising in American Options Pricing

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    Nocedal, Jorge

    throughout the trading day, the options prices change as well. Re-pricing a large options book in real timeOn the Solution of Complementarity Problems Arising in American Options Pricing Liming Feng Vadim, as well as in more general stochastic models in finance, the price of an American option solves

  19. English spoken Bachelor programme European Studies 2013-2014 Options for the third year

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    Twente, Universiteit

    1 English spoken Bachelor programme European Studies 2013-2014 Options for the third year Option 1 The third option is do an exchange programme of 20 EC or 30 EC in the first semester of the third year courses in the third quartile (2A) . The optional courses should be European Studies related or cover

  20. Option Prices under Generalized Pricing BERTRAM D URING Duering@uni-mainz.de

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    Düring, Bertram

    Option Prices under Generalized Pricing Kernels BERTRAM D ¨URING Duering@uni-mainz.de Institut f solutions for European option prices are derived for a class of rather general asset specific pricing of the Black and Scholes (1973) option pricing formula and the Heston (1993) option pricing formula for non