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  1. New York Independent System Operator, Smart Grid RFI: Addressing...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Independent System Operator, Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges. New York Independent System Operator, Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical...

  2. An Application-Independent System for Visualizing User Operation History

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Igarashi, Takeo

    An Application-Independent System for Visualizing User Operation History Toshio Nakamura Department conventional interactive systems provide the user operation history only as a list of text commands. The text have been proposed. For example, the Chimera system [17] visualizes an operation history as a sequence

  3. Independent engineering review of the Hanford Waste Vitrification System

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1991-10-01

    The Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) was initiated in June 1987. The HWVP is an essential element of the plan to end present interim storage practices for defense wastes and to provide for permanent disposal. The project start was justified, in part, on efficient technology and design information transfer from the prototype Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). Development of other serial Hanford Waste Vitrification System (HWVS) elements, such as the waste retrieval system for the double-shell tanks (DSTs), and the pretreatment system to reduce the waste volume converted into glass, also was required to accomplish permanent waste disposal. In July 1991, at the time of this review, the HWVP was in the Title 2 design phase. The objective of this technical assessment is to determine whether the status of the technology development and engineering practice is sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that the HWVP and the balance of the HWVS system will operate in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The criteria used to facilitate a judgment of potential successful operation are: vitrification of high-level radioactive waste from specified DSTs on a reasonably continuous basis; and glass produced with physical and chemical properties formally acknowledge as being acceptable for disposal in a repository for high-level radioactive waste. The criteria were proposed specifically for the Independent Engineering Review to focus that assessment effort. They are not represented as the criteria by which the Department will judge the prudence of the Project. 78 refs., 10 figs., 12 tabs.

  4. Extending quantum control of time-independent systems to time-dependent systems

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    Zhen-Yu Wang; Ren-Bao Liu

    2011-01-27

    We establish that if a scheme can control a time-independent system arbitrarily coupled to a generic finite bath over a short period of time $T$ with control precision $O(T^{N+1})$, it can also realize the control with the same order of precision on smoothly time-dependent systems. This result extends the validity of various universal dynamical control schemes to arbitrary analytically time-dependent systems.

  5. New York Independent System Operator, Smart Grid RFI: Addressing...

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

    Response of New York State Smart Grid Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges SmartGrid Consortium: Smart Grid Roadmap for the State of New York 2009 Smart Grid System...

  6. Unaligned Binary Codes for Index Compression in Schema-Independent Text Retrieval Systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Waterloo, University of

    during index construction. Schema- independent indices have different characteristics than document unaligned codes. Thus, their more compact index represen- tation does not carry the cost of a substantiallyUnaligned Binary Codes for Index Compression in Schema-Independent Text Retrieval Systems Stefan B

  7. A system for optimizing interior daylight distribution using reflective Venetian blinds with independent blind angle control

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    McGuire, Molly E

    2005-01-01

    An operational algorithm for blind angle control is developed to optimize the daylighting performance of a system of reflective Venetian blinds. Numerical modeling and experiment confirm that independent control of alternating ...

  8. Mass independent kinetic energy reducing inlet system for vacuum environment

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Reilly, Peter T.A.

    2013-12-03

    A particle inlet system comprises a first chamber having a limiting orifice for an incoming gas stream and a micrometer controlled expansion slit. Lateral components of the momentum of the particles are substantially cancelled due to symmetry of the configuration once the laminar flow converges at the expansion slit. The particles and flow into a second chamber, which is maintained at a lower pressure than the first chamber, and then moves into a third chamber including multipole guides for electromagnetically confining the particle. The vertical momentum of the particles descending through the center of the third chamber is minimized as an upward stream of gases reduces the downward momentum of the particles. The translational kinetic energy of the particles is near-zero irrespective of the mass of the particles at an exit opening of the third chamber, which may be advantageously employed to provide enhanced mass resolution in mass spectrometry.

  9. Mass independent kinetic energy reducing inlet system for vacuum environment

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Reilly, Peter T. A. [Knoxville, TN

    2010-12-14

    A particle inlet system comprises a first chamber having a limiting orifice for an incoming gas stream and a micrometer controlled expansion slit. Lateral components of the momentum of the particles are substantially cancelled due to symmetry of the configuration once the laminar flow converges at the expansion slit. The particles and flow into a second chamber, which is maintained at a lower pressure than the first chamber, and then moves into a third chamber including multipole guides for electromagnetically confining the particle. The vertical momentum of the particles descending through the center of the third chamber is minimized as an upward stream of gases reduces the downward momentum of the particles. The translational kinetic energy of the particles is near-zero irrespective of the mass of the particles at an exit opening of the third chamber, which may be advantageously employed to provide enhanced mass resolution in mass spectrometry.

  10. Mass independent kinetic energy reducing inlet system for vacuum environment

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Reilly, Peter T.A.

    2014-05-13

    A particle inlet system comprises a first chamber having a limiting orifice for an incoming gas stream and a micrometer controlled expansion slit. Lateral components of the momentum of the particles are substantially cancelled due to symmetry of the configuration once the laminar flow converges at the expansion slit. The particles and flow into a second chamber, which is maintained at a lower pressure than the first chamber, and then moves into a third chamber including multipole guides for electromagnetically confining the particle. The vertical momentum of the particles descending through the center of the third chamber is minimized as an upward stream of gases reduces the downward momentum of the particles. The translational kinetic energy of the particles is near-zero irrespective of the mass of the particles at an exit opening of the third chamber, which may be advantageously employed to provide enhanced mass resolution in mass spectrometry.

  11. Stochastic Language Generation in a Dialogue System: Toward a Domain Independent Generator

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Stochastic Language Generation in a Dialogue System: Toward a Domain Independent Generator Pensacola, FL 32502 {nchambers,jallen}@ihmc.us Abstract Until recently, surface generation in dialogue systems has served the purpose of simply pro- viding a backend to other areas of research. The generation

  12. Independent bases on the spatial wavefunction of four-identical-particle systems

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    Xiao, Shuyuan; Deng, Zhixuan; Chen, Hong

    2013-12-15

    We construct the independent bases on the spatial wavefunction of four-identical-particle systems classified under the rotational group SO(3) and the permutation group S{sub 4} with the usage of transformation coefficients that relate wavefunctions described in one set of internal coordinates with those in another. The basis functions for N? 2 are presented in the explicit expressions based on the harmonic oscillator model. Such independent bases are supposed to play a key role in the construction of the wavefunctions of the five-quark states and the variation calculation of four-body systems. Our prescription avoids the spurious states and can be programmed for arbitrary N.

  13. On the Efficiency of the New York Independent System Operator Market for Transmission

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    Oren, Shmuel S.

    On the Efficiency of the New York Independent System Operator Market for Transmission Congestion, as in New York state, where derivative transmission congestion contracts (TCCs) are traded, or in the more years 2000 and 2001, it appears that New York TCCs pro- vided market participants with a potentially

  14. Momentum-independent reflectionless transmission in the non-Hermitian time-reversal symmetric system

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    Zhang, X.Z.; Song, Z.

    2013-12-15

    We theoretically study the non-Hermitian systems, the non-Hermiticity of which arises from the unequal hopping amplitude (UHA) dimers. The distinguishing features of these models are that they have full real spectra if all of the eigenvectors are time-reversal (T) symmetric rather than parity-time-reversal (PT) symmetric, and that their Hermitian counterparts are shown to be an experimentally accessible system, which have the same topological structures as that of the original ones but modulated hopping amplitudes within the unbroken region. Under the reflectionless transmission condition, the scattering behavior of momentum-independent reflectionless transmission (RT) can be achieved in the concerned non-Hermitian system. This peculiar feature indicates that, for a certain class of non-Hermitian systems with a balanced combination of the RT dimers, the defects can appear fully invisible to an outside observer. -- Highlights: •We investigate the non-Hermitian system with time reversal symmetry. •The Hermitian counterpart is experimentally accessible system. •The behavior of momentum-independent reflectionless transmission can be achieved. •A balanced combination of reflectionless transmission dimers leads to invisibility. •It paves an alternative way for the design of invisible cloaking devices.

  15. 2000-2011 New York Independent System Operator, Inc. All Rights Reserved. DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY Hurricane Sandy

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    © 2000-2011 New York Independent System Operator, Inc. All Rights Reserved. DRAFT ­ FOR DISCUSSION Management Committee Meeting November 2, 2012 #12;2© 2000-2011 New York Independent System Operator, Inc. All Infrastructure Status Operations Recovery Storm Impacts to NYCA Loads Topics #12;3© 2000-2011 New York

  16. Independent Peer Reviews

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-03-16

    Independent Assessments: DOE's Systems Integrator convenes independent technical reviews to gauge progress toward meeting specific technical targets and to provide technical information necessary for key decisions.

  17. DEVELOPMENT OF RISK-BASED AND TECHNOLOGY-INDEPENDENT SAFETY CRITERIA FOR GENERATION IV SYSTEMS

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    William E. Kastenberg; Edward Blandford; Lance Kim

    2009-03-31

    This project has developed quantitative safety goals for Generation IV (Gen IV) nuclear energy systems. These safety goals are risk based and technology independent. The foundations for a new approach to risk analysis has been developed, along with a new operational definition of risk. This project has furthered the current state-of-the-art by developing quantitative safety goals for both Gen IV reactors and for the overall Gen IV nuclear fuel cycle. The risk analysis approach developed will quantify performance measures, characterize uncertainty, and address a more comprehensive view of safety as it relates to the overall system. Appropriate safety criteria are necessary to manage risk in a prudent and cost-effective manner. This study is also important for government agencies responsible for managing, reviewing, and for approving advanced reactor systems because they are charged with assuring the health and safety of the public.

  18. Systems and methods for cylindrical hall thrusters with independently controllable ionization and acceleration stages

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    Diamant, Kevin David; Raitses, Yevgeny; Fisch, Nathaniel Joseph

    2014-05-13

    Systems and methods may be provided for cylindrical Hall thrusters with independently controllable ionization and acceleration stages. The systems and methods may include a cylindrical channel having a center axial direction, a gas inlet for directing ionizable gas to an ionization section of the cylindrical channel, an ionization device that ionizes at least a portion of the ionizable gas within the ionization section to generate ionized gas, and an acceleration device distinct from the ionization device. The acceleration device may provide an axial electric field for an acceleration section of the cylindrical channel to accelerate the ionized gas through the acceleration section, where the axial electric field has an axial direction in relation to the center axial direction. The ionization section and the acceleration section of the cylindrical channel may be substantially non-overlapping.

  19. Implementation and commissioning of an integrated micro-CT/RT system with computerized independent jaw collimation

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    Jensen, Michael D.; Hrinivich, W. Thomas; Jung, Jongho A.; Holdsworth, David W.; Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7; Department of Surgery, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 ; Drangova, Maria; Chen, Jeff; Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7; Department of Oncology, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 ; Wong, Eugene; Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7; Department of Oncology, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7; Department of Physics and Engineering, London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario N6A 5W9

    2013-08-15

    Purpose: To design, construct, and commission a set of computer-controlled motorized jaws for a micro-CT/RT system to perform conformal image-guided small animal radiotherapy.Methods: The authors designed and evaluated a system of custom-built motorized orthogonal jaws, which allows the delivery of off-axis rectangular fields on a GE eXplore CT 120 preclinical imaging system. The jaws in the x direction are independently driven, while the y-direction jaws are symmetric. All motors have backup encoders, verifying jaw positions. Mechanical performance of the jaws was characterized. Square beam profiles ranging from 2 × 2 to 60 × 60 mm{sup 2} were measured using EBT2 film in the center of a 70 × 70 × 22 mm{sup 3} solid water block. Similarly, absolute depth dose was measured in a solid water and EBT2 film stack 50 × 50 × 50 mm{sup 3}. A calibrated Farmer ion chamber in a 70 × 70 × 20 mm{sup 3} solid water block was used to measure the output of three field sizes: 50 × 50, 40 × 40, and 30 × 30 mm{sup 2}. Elliptical target plans were delivered to films to assess overall system performance. Respiratory-gated treatment was implemented on the system and initially proved using a simple sinusoidal motion phantom. All films were scanned on a flatbed scanner (Epson 1000XL) and converted to dose using a fitted calibration curve. A Monte Carlo beam model of the micro-CT with the jaws has been created using BEAMnrc for comparison with the measurements. An example image-guided partial lung irradiation in a rat is demonstrated.Results: The averaged random error of positioning each jaw is less than 0.1 mm. Relative output factors measured with the ion chamber agree with Monte Carlo simulations within 2%. Beam profiles and absolute depth dose curves measured from the films agree with simulations within measurement uncertainty. Respiratory-gated treatments applied to a phantom moving with a peak-to-peak amplitude of 5 mm showed improved beam penumbra (80%–20%) from 3.9 to 0.8 mm.Conclusions: A set of computer-controlled motorized jaws for a micro-CT/RT system were constructed with position reliably better than a tenth of a millimeter. The hardware system is ready for image-guided conformal radiotherapy for small animals with capability of respiratory-gated delivery.

  20. Independent Verification and Validation Of SAPHIRE 8 System Test Plan Project Number: N6423 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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    Kent Norris

    2010-02-01

    The purpose of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) role in the evaluation of the SAPHIRE System Test Plan is to assess the approach to be taken for intended testing activities associated with the SAPHIRE software product. The IV&V team began this endeavor after the software engineering and software development of SAPHIRE had already been in production.

  1. 1?10 kW Stationary Combined Heat and Power Systems Status and Technical Potential: Independent Review

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    Maru, H. C.; Singhal, S. C.; Stone, C.; Wheeler, D.

    2010-11-01

    This independent review examines the status and technical potential of 1-10 kW stationary combined heat and power fuel cell systems and analyzes the achievability of the DOE cost, efficiency, and durability targets for 2012, 2015, and 2020.

  2. SGR 1806-20 Is a Set of Independent Relaxation Systems

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    David M. Palmer

    1999-01-10

    The Soft Gamma Repeater 1806-20 produced patterns of bursts during its 1983 outburst that indicate multiple independent energy accumulation sites, each driven by a continuous power source, with sudden, incomplete releases of the accumulated energy. The strengths of the power sources and their durations of activity vary over several orders of magnitude.

  3. Reducing impact of cache miss stalls in embedded systems by extracting guaranteed independent instructions

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    Bournoutian, Garo; Orailoglu, Alex

    2010-01-01

    signal processors for embedded systems and SoCs 3. Jouppimiss stalls in embedded systems by extracting guaranteedparticular, in mobile embedded systems, where power and area

  4. In-hardware demonstration of model-independent adaptive tuning of noisy systems with arbitrary phase drift

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    Scheinker, Alexander [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Baily, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Young, Daniel [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Kolski, Jeffrey S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Prokop, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2014-08-01

    In this work, an implementation of a recently developed model-independent adaptive control scheme, for tuning uncertain and time varying systems, is demonstrated on the Los Alamos linear particle accelerator. The main benefits of the algorithm are its simplicity, ability to handle an arbitrary number of components without increased complexity, and the approach is extremely robust to measurement noise, a property which is both analytically proven and demonstrated in the experiments performed. We report on the application of this algorithm for simultaneous tuning of two buncher radio frequency (RF) cavities, in order to maximize beam acceptance into the accelerating electromagnetic field cavities of the machine, with the tuning based only on a noisy measurement of the surviving beam current downstream from the two bunching cavities. The algorithm automatically responds to arbitrary phase shift of the cavity phases, automatically re-tuning the cavity settings and maximizing beam acceptance. Because it is model independent it can be utilized for continuous adaptation to time-variation of a large system, such as due to thermal drift, or damage to components, in which the remaining, functional components would be automatically re-tuned to compensate for the failing ones. We start by discussing the general model-independent adaptive scheme and how it may be digitally applied to a large class of multi-parameter uncertain systems, and then present our experimental results.

  5. In-hardware demonstration of model-independent adaptive tuning of noisy systems with arbitrary phase drift

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    Scheinker, Alexander; Baily, Scott; Young, Daniel; Kolski, Jeffrey S.; Prokop, Mark

    2014-08-01

    In this work, an implementation of a recently developed model-independent adaptive control scheme, for tuning uncertain and time varying systems, is demonstrated on the Los Alamos linear particle accelerator. The main benefits of the algorithm are its simplicity, ability to handle an arbitrary number of components without increased complexity, and the approach is extremely robust to measurement noise, a property which is both analytically proven and demonstrated in the experiments performed. We report on the application of this algorithm for simultaneous tuning of two buncher radio frequency (RF) cavities, in order to maximize beam acceptance into the accelerating electromagnetic fieldmore »cavities of the machine, with the tuning based only on a noisy measurement of the surviving beam current downstream from the two bunching cavities. The algorithm automatically responds to arbitrary phase shift of the cavity phases, automatically re-tuning the cavity settings and maximizing beam acceptance. Because it is model independent it can be utilized for continuous adaptation to time-variation of a large system, such as due to thermal drift, or damage to components, in which the remaining, functional components would be automatically re-tuned to compensate for the failing ones. We start by discussing the general model-independent adaptive scheme and how it may be digitally applied to a large class of multi-parameter uncertain systems, and then present our experimental results.« less

  6. Inexpensive, energy-efficient, grid-independent storage and cooling system for the Developing World

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    Klatt, Erik O. (Erik Oscar)

    2015-01-01

    Hunger and malnutrition can be significantly reduced in developing nations by improving the farmer-to-consumer system. One important step in particular that can be improved is cold storage at the local level. If small, ...

  7. A monolithic polarization-independent frequency-filter system for filtering of photon pairs

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    Ahlrichs, Andreas; Berkemeier, Christoph; Sprenger, Benjamin; Benson, Oliver [Institute of Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Newtonstrasse 15, D-12489 Berlin (Germany)] [Institute of Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Newtonstrasse 15, D-12489 Berlin (Germany)

    2013-12-09

    We set up a long-term stable filtering system that consists of cascaded monolithic Fabry-Pérot filters to enhance the suppression and free spectral range. An effective free spectral range of hundreds of GHz allows the system to be used as a high resolution monochromator, with a linewidth of 192 MHz. As an important application a single mode is filtered from photon pairs generated by a parametric down-conversion source, and their indistinguishability is proven by measuring the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect with a visibility of 96%. We report that undesired birefringence, which is often encountered with monolithic cavities, can be avoided by stress-free mounting.

  8. Prorenin induces ERK activation in endothelial cells to enhance neovascularization independently of the renin-angiotensin system

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    Uraoka, Maki [Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University School of Medicine, 465 Kajii, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-8566 (Japan)] [Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University School of Medicine, 465 Kajii, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-8566 (Japan); Ikeda, Koji, E-mail: ikedak@koto.kpu-m.ac.jp [Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University School of Medicine, 465 Kajii, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-8566 (Japan)] [Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University School of Medicine, 465 Kajii, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-8566 (Japan); Nakagawa, Yusuke; Koide, Masahiro; Akakabe, Yoshiki; Nakano-Kurimoto, Ritsuko; Takahashi, Tomosaburo; Matoba, Satoaki; Yamada, Hiroyuki; Okigaki, Mitsuhiko; Matsubara, Hiroaki [Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University School of Medicine, 465 Kajii, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-8566 (Japan)] [Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University School of Medicine, 465 Kajii, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-8566 (Japan)

    2009-12-25

    Prorenin is an enzymatically inactive precursor of renin, and its biological function in endothelial cells (ECs) is unknown despite its relevance with the incidence of diabetic microvascular complications. Recently, (pro)renin receptor was identified, and the receptor-associated prorenin system has been discovered, whereas its expression as well as function in ECs remain unclear. In the present study, we found that ECs express the (pro)renin receptor, and that prorenin provoked ERK activation through (pro)renin receptor independently of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). Prorenin stimulated the proliferation, migration and tube-formation of ECs, while it inhibited endothelial apoptosis induced by serum and growth factor depletion. MEK inhibitor abrogated these proangiogenic effects of prorenin, while AT1 receptor antagonist or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor failed to block them. In vivo neovascularization in the Matrigel-plugs implanted into mouse flanks was significantly enhanced by prorenin, in which significant ERK activation was detected in ECs. Furthermore, tumor xenografts stably transfected with prorenin demonstrated the significantly accelerated growth rate concomitantly with enhanced intratumoral neovascularization. Our data demonstrated that the RAS-independent (pro)renin receptor-mediated signal transduction plays a pivotal role in the regulation of ECs function as well as in the neovascularization, and thus prorenin is potentially involved in the pathophysiology of diabetic microvascular complications as well as cancers.

  9. Time-evolution of quantum systems via a complex nonlinear Riccati equation. I. Conservative systems with time-independent Hamiltonian

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    Hans Cruz; Dieter Schuch; Octavio Castaños; Oscar Rosas-Ortiz

    2015-05-11

    The sensitivity of the evolution of quantum uncertainties to the choice of the initial conditions is shown via a complex nonlinear Riccati equation leading to a reformulation of quantum dynamics. This sensitivity is demonstrated for systems with exact analytic solutions with the form of Gaussian wave packets. In particular, one-dimensional conservative systems with at most quadratic Hamiltonians are studied.

  10. Independent Analysis of Real-Time, Measured Performance Data From Microcogenerative Fuel Cell Systems Installed in Buildings

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    Dillon, Heather E.; Colella, Whitney G.

    2015-06-01

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is working with industry to independently monitor up to 15 distinct 5 kW-electric (kWe) combined heat and power (CHP) high temperature (HT) proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell systems (FCSs) installed in light commercial buildings. This research paper discusses an evaluation of the first six months of measured performance data acquired at a 1 s sampling rate from real-time monitoring equipment attached to the FCSs at building sites. Engineering performance parameters are independently evaluated. Based on an analysis of the first few months of measured operating data, FCS performance is consistent with manufacturer-stated performance. Initial data indicate that the FCSs have relatively stable performance and a long-term average production of about 4.57 kWe of power. This value is consistent with, but slightly below, the manufacturer's stated rated electric power output of 5 kWe. The measured system net electric efficiency has averaged 33.7%, based on the higher heating value (HHV) of natural gas fuel. This value, also, is consistent with, but slightly below, the manufacturer's stated rated electric efficiency of 36%. The FCSs provide low-grade hot water to the building at a measured average temperature of about 48.4 degrees C, lower than the manufacturer's stated maximum hot water delivery temperature of 65 degrees C. The uptime of the systems is also evaluated. System availability can be defined as the quotient of total operating time compared to time since commissioning. The average values for system availability vary between 96.1 and 97.3%, depending on the FCS evaluated in the field. Performance at rated value for electrical efficiency (PRVeff) can be defined as the quotient of the system time operating at or above the rated electric efficiency and the time since commissioning. The PRVeff varies between 5.6% and 31.6%, depending on the FCS field unit evaluated. Performance at rated value for electrical power (PRVp) can be defined as the quotient of the system time operating at or above the rated electric power and the time since commissioning. PRVp varies between 6.5% and 16.2%. Performance at rated value for electrical efficiency and power (PRVt) can be defined as the quotient of the system time operating at or above both the rated electric efficiency and the electric power output compared to the time since commissioning. PRVt varies between 0.2% and 1.4%. Optimization to determine the manufacturer rating required to achieve PRVt greater than 80% has been performed based on the collected data. For example, for FCS Unit 130 to achieve a PRVt of 95%, it would have to be down-rated to an electrical power output of 3.2 kWe and an electrical efficiency of 29%. The use of PRV as an assessment metric for FCSs has been developed and reported for the first time in this paper. For FCS Unit 130, a maximum decline in electric power output of approximately 18% was observed over a 500 h period in Jan. 2012.

  11. Experimental Study in Energy Performance of Temperature and Humidity Independent Control System with Multiple Split Air-Conditioning System 

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    Kawano,M.

    2014-01-01

    ? [k W h] E le ct ri c p o w e r co n su m p ti o n ? kW h /y e a r? 12,000 10,0 8,0 6,0 4,0 2,0 0 Outdoor air-conditioning unit Indoor unit Outdoor unit A Humidity Control unit Indoor unit Outdoor unit Outdoor air-conditioning unit A Humidity... Control unit Indoor unit Outdoor unit Developed system onventional system E le ct ri c p o w e r co n su m p ti o n ? kW h /m o n th ? 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 E le ct ri c p o w e r co n su m p ti o n ? kW h /m o n th ? 1,400 1,200 1,000 800...

  12. Direct participation of electrical loads in the California independent system operator markets during the Summer of 2000

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    Marnay, Chris; Hamachi, Kristina S.; Khavkin, Mark; Siddiqui, Afzal S.

    2001-04-01

    California's restructured electricity markets opened on 1 April 1998. The former investor-owned utilities were functionally divided into generation, transmission, and distribution activities, all of their gas-fired generating capacity was divested, and the retail market was opened to competition. To ensure that small customers shared in the expected benefit of lower prices, the enabling legislation mandated a 10% rate cut for all customers, which was implemented in a simplistic way that fossilized 1996 tariff structures. Rising fuel and environmental compliance costs, together with a reduced ability to import electricity, numerous plant outages, and exercise of market power by generators drove up wholesale electricity prices steeply in 2000, while retail tariffs remained unchanged. One of the distribution/supply companies entered bankruptcy in April 2001, and another was insolvent. During this period, two sets of interruptible load programs were in place, longstanding ones organized as special tariffs by the distribution/supply companies and hastily established ones run directly by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The distribution/supply company programs were effective at reducing load during the summer of 2000, but because of the high frequency of outages required by a system on the brink of failure, customer response declined and many left the tariff. The CAISO programs failed to attract enough participation to make a significant difference to the California supply demand imbalance. The poor performance of direct load participation in California's markets reinforces the argument for accurate pricing of electricity as a stimulus to energy efficiency investment and as a constraint on market volatility.

  13. Lessons from Iowa : development of a 270 megawatt compressed air energy storage project in midwest Independent System Operator : a study for the DOE Energy Storage Systems Program.

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    Holst, Kent; Huff, Georgianne; Schulte, Robert H.; Critelli, Nicholas

    2012-01-01

    The Iowa Stored Energy Park was an innovative, 270 Megawatt, $400 million compressed air energy storage (CAES) project proposed for in-service near Des Moines, Iowa, in 2015. After eight years in development the project was terminated because of site geological limitations. However, much was learned in the development process regarding what it takes to do a utility-scale, bulk energy storage facility and coordinate it with regional renewable wind energy resources in an Independent System Operator (ISO) marketplace. Lessons include the costs and long-term economics of a CAES facility compared to conventional natural gas-fired generation alternatives; market, legislative, and contract issues related to enabling energy storage in an ISO market; the importance of due diligence in project management; and community relations and marketing for siting of large energy projects. Although many of the lessons relate to CAES applications in particular, most of the lessons learned are independent of site location or geology, or even the particular energy storage technology involved.

  14. Tank waste remediation system retrieval and disposal mission readiness-to-proceed responses to internal independent assessment

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    Schaus, P.S.

    1998-01-06

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is planning to make critical decisions during fiscal year (FY) 1998 regarding privatization contracts for the treatment of Hanford tank waste. Specifically, DOE, Richland Operations Office (RL), will make decisions related to proceeding with Phase 1 Privatization. In support of these decisions, the management and integration (M+I) contractor must be able to meet the requirements to support the Phase 1 privatization contractors. As part of the assessment of the Tank Waste Retrieval (TWR) Readiness-To-Proceed (RTP), an independent review of their process and products was required by the RL letter of August 8, 1997. The Independent Review Team reviewed the adequacy of the planning that has been done by the M+I contractor to validate that, if the plans are carried out, there is reasonable assurance of success. Overall, the RTP Independent Review Team concluded that, if the planning by the M+I contractor team is carried out with adequate funding, there is reasonable assurance that the M+I contractor will be able to deliver waste to the privatization contractor for the duration of Phase 1. This conclusion was based on addressing the recommendations contained in the Independent Review Team`s Final Report and in the individual Criteria and Review Approach (CRA) forms completed during the assessment. The purpose of this report is to formally document the independent assessment and the RTP team responses to the Independent Review Team recommendations. It also provides closure logics for selected recommendations from a Lockheed Martin Hanford Corporation (LMHC) internal assessment of the Technical Basis Review (TBR) packages. This report contains the RTP recommendation closure process (Section 2.0); the closure tables (Section 3.0) which provide traceability between each review team recommendation and its corresponding Project Hanford Management Contract closure logic; and two attachments that formally document the Independent Review Team Final Report and the Internal Assessment Final Report.

  15. Independent technical review, handbook

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    Not Available

    1994-02-01

    Purpose Provide an independent engineering review of the major projects being funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management. The independent engineering review will address questions of whether the engineering practice is sufficiently developed to a point where a major project can be executed without significant technical problems. The independent review will focus on questions related to: (1) Adequacy of development of the technical base of understanding; (2) Status of development and availability of technology among the various alternatives; (3) Status and availability of the industrial infrastructure to support project design, equipment fabrication, facility construction, and process and program/project operation; (4) Adequacy of the design effort to provide a sound foundation to support execution of project; (5) Ability of the organization to fully integrate the system, and direct, manage, and control the execution of a complex major project.

  16. Lessons from the History of Independent System Operators in the Energy Sector, with applications to the Water Sector

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pollitt, Michael G.

    %; CIC Cajastur 5%; Bancaja Inversiones 5%; Kartera 1 (BBK) 5%; SEPI 5%; Oman Oil Holdings Spain 5%; Free Float 70%) 5520.2 6,780,000** * ITSO Energinet (Denmark) 7.7 bcm (82,888 GWh) Independent public enterprise owned by the Danish state... ) Miscellaneous Transmission Expenses . . . p.321, line 97 (567) Rents . . . p.321, line 98 TOTAL Operation 40,031,734 35,447,889 15,586,336 p.321, line 99 (568) Maintenance Supervision and Engineering 8,666,188 . p.321, line 101 (569) Maintenance...

  17. Western Area Power Administration combined power system financial statements, September 30, 1996 and 1995 (with independent auditors` report thereon)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1997-04-01

    This report presents the results of the independent certified public accountants` audit of the Department of Energy`s Western Area Power Administration`s (Western) combined financial statements as of September 30, 1996. The auditors have expressed an unqualified opinion on the 1996 statements. The auditors` report on Western`s internal control structure disclosed two new reportable conditions and discussed the status of an unresolved condition from prior years. The new conditions involved the write-off of aging accounts receivable and the understatement of interest expense for inactive construction work orders. These reportable conditions are not considered to be material weaknesses. Western concurred with the audit recommendations and is responsible for necessary corrective actions. The auditors also considered the overview and performance measure data for completeness and material consistency with the basic financial statements as noted in the internal control report. The report also disclosed an additional reportable condition directed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) which is not considered to be a material weakness. Reclamation concurred with the audit recommendation and is responsible for necessary corrective action. The auditors` report on Western`s compliance with laws and regulations disclosed two new instances of noncompliance involving interest charges on all construction costs funded with Federal appropriations and other capitalized costs. The report also discussed the status of one instance of noncompliance from prior years. Western provided concurrence and corrective action plans for all of these instances of noncompliance.

  18. Southwestern Federal Power System combined financial statements and supplemental schedules (with independent auditors` reports thereon) for the years ended September 30, 1996 and 1995

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1997-12-04

    This report presents the results of the independent certified public accountants` audit of the Southwestern Federal Power System`s (SWFPS) combined power system statement of assets, Federal investment and liabilities, and the related combined statements of revenues, expenses and accumulated net revenues, and cash flows. The 1996 financial statement audit was made under the provisions of the Inspector General Act (5 U.S.C. App.), as amended, the Government Management Reform Act (31 U.S.C. 3515), and Office of Management and Budget implementing guidance. The auditors` work was conducted in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. To fulfill audit responsibilities, the Office of Inspector General contracted with the independent public accounting firm of KPMG Peak Marwick LLP (KPMG) to conduct the audit for them, subject to their review. The auditors` report on SWFP`s internal control structure disclosed a reportable condition directed to the Southwestern Power Administration concerning a delay in properly classifying the value of plant assets. The report also included two reportable conditions directed to the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the inconsistent calculation of depreciation expense and the misallocation of multipurpose costs. None of these reportable conditions were considered to be material weaknesses. The auditors` report on SWFP`s compliance with laws and regulations disclosed no new instances of noncompliance by Southwestern.

  19. Independent electrons model for open quantum systems: Landauer-Buettiker formula and strict positivity of the entropy production

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    G. Nenciu

    2006-10-26

    A general argument leading from the formula for currents through an open noninteracting mesoscopic system given by the theory of non-equilibrium steady states (NESS) to the Landauer-Buettiker formula is pointed out. Time reversal symmetry is not assumed. As a consequence it follows that, as far as the system has a nontrivial scattering theory and the reservoirs have different temperatures and/or chemical potentials, the entropy production is strictly positive.

  20. Response calculations based on an independent particle system with the exact one-particle density matrix: Polarizabilities

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Giesbertz, K. J. H.; Gritsenko, O. V.; Pohang University of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, San 31, Hyojadong, Namgu, Pohang 790-784 ; Baerends, E. J.; Pohang University of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, San 31, Hyojadong, Namgu, Pohang 790-784; Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589

    2014-05-14

    Recently, we have demonstrated that the problems finding a suitable adiabatic approximation in time-dependent one-body reduced density matrix functional theory can be remedied by introducing an additional degree of freedom to describe the system: the phase of the natural orbitals [K. J. H. Giesbertz, O. V. Gritsenko, and E. J. Baerends, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 013002 (2010); K. J. H. Giesbertz, O. V. Gritsenko, and E. J. Baerends, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 174119 (2010)]. In this article we will show in detail how the frequency-dependent response equations give the proper static limit (? ? 0), including the perturbation in the chemical potential, which is required in static response theory to ensure the correct number of particles. Additionally we show results for the polarizability for H{sub 2} and compare the performance of two different two-electron functionals: the phase-including Löwdin–Shull functional and the density matrix form of the Löwdin–Shull functional.

  1. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    and Immobilization Plant Low Activity Waste Facility Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems Hazards Analysis Activities HIAR-WTP-2014-01-27 This Independent...

  2. Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    April 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - April 2013 April 2013 Review of the Integrated Safety Management System Phase I Verification Review at...

  3. Catalysis Research for Energy Independence

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    -conversions to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the global energy system. We provide a fundamental understandingCatalysis Research for Energy Independence Chemical transformations are at the heart of energy production and use, and catalysis lies at the core of efficiently and effectively using our current energy

  4. Independent Oversight Program

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

    2011-08-30

    The order prescribes the requirements and responsibilities for the DOE Independent Oversight Program. Cancels DOE O 470.2B. Superseded by DOE O 227.1A.

  5. 1000 Independence Avenue, SW

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    office of small & disadvantaged business utilization 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 202.586.7377 www.smallbusiness.energy.gov the department purchases a wide...

  6. Ideology Among Independent Voter Groups 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Berry, Meagan

    2007-07-14

    Not all independent voters are the same. Some independents lean toward a political party and are therefore called “independent leaners.” The objective here is to uncover what forces cause independent leaners to retain some level of partisanship...

  7. Texas Independence Hall 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Raiford Stripling Associates, Inc.; Stripling, Raiford L.

    2011-08-29

    Brazos Valley Research Associates (BVRA) conducted a 100% pedestrian survey of an 85 acre tract of land, the site of the proposed Bay City Independent School District High School in north-central Matagorda County, Texas on May 23-24, 1999...

  8. Office of Inspector General report on audit of Southwestern Federal Power System combined financial statements and supplemental schedules (with independent auditors` reports thereon) for the years ended September 30, 1997 and 1996

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1998-10-06

    Southwestern Federal Power System (SWFPS) encompasses the operation of 24 hydroelectric power plants by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the marketing of power and energy from those plants by the Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) of the US Department of Energy. This report presents the results of the independent certified public accountants` audit of the SWFPS`s combined power system statements of assets, Federal investments and liabilities, and the related combined statements of revenues, expenses and accumulated net revenues, and cash flows.

  9. Independent Verification and Validation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kemner, Ken

    : CMTS ­ Compliance Monitoring and Tracking System OSMAPS ­ Open Skies Management and Planning System&V. #12;A U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC Argonne's team of IV Opportunity Decision and Information Sciences Division Information Sciences Group More than ever, systems

  10. Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    results of an independent oversight review of the management of safety significant structures, systems, and components at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center...

  11. Independence Power and Light- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Independence Power and Light (IPL) offers rebates to residential customers for purchasing new, energy efficient appliances. Rebates are available on central air conditioning systems, heat pumps,...

  12. The Mechanisms of Board Independence

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gordon, Jeff

    2004-01-01

    the case of a management buyout, the independent directorsLines under the employee buyout. 3. Current SEC proposal [

  13. Characterizing History Independent Data Structures

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hartline, Jason D.

    Characterizing History Independent Data Structures Jason D. Hartline 1 , Edwin S. Hong 1 history independent data structures as proposed for study by Teague and Naor [2]. In a history independent data struc­ ture, nothing can be learned from the representation of the data structure except for what

  14. Characterizing History Independent Data Structures

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mohr, Alexander E.

    Characterizing History Independent Data Structures Jason D. Hartline1 , Edwin S. Hong1 , Alexander history independent data structures as proposed for study by Teague and Naor [2]. In a history independent data struc- ture, nothing can be learned from the representation of the data structure except for what

  15. Enhancing Independent Task Performance for Individuals with Mental Retardation Through Use of a Handheld Self-Directed Visual and Audio Promptiong System.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Davies, Daniel K.; Stock, Steven E.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.

    2002-01-01

    , the most frequently used input devices (keyboard and mouse) are not easily mastered by people with mental retardation and despite the fact that touch screen devices for desktop PCs are available, they are not widely available in most community... to individuals with mental retardation. Devices that operate the Windows CE operating system include an integrated touch screen for device operation and are specifically designed for portable use. The training software developed for this platform involved...

  16. Check Estimates and Independent Costs

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

    1997-03-28

    Check estimates and independent cost estimates (ICEs) are tools that can be used to validate a cost estimate. Estimate validation entails an objective review of the estimate to ensure that estimate criteria and requirements have been met and well documented, defensible estimate has been developed. This chapter describes check estimates and their procedures and various types of independent cost estimates.

  17. Sequence independent amplification of DNA

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bohlander, S.K.

    1998-03-24

    The present invention is a rapid sequence-independent amplification procedure (SIA). Even minute amounts of DNA from various sources can be amplified independent of any sequence requirements of the DNA or any a priori knowledge of any sequence characteristics of the DNA to be amplified. This method allows, for example, the sequence independent amplification of microdissected chromosomal material and the reliable construction of high quality fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) probes from YACs or from other sources. These probes can be used to localize YACs on metaphase chromosomes but also--with high efficiency--in interphase nuclei. 25 figs.

  18. Independent Inventors: An Uncertain Future

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    Pi, Xiaoqing

    2013-01-01

    https://www.eff.org/patent Inventors Alliance http://A.  Cotropia, “The Individual Inventor Motif in the Age of Title: Independent Inventors: An Uncertain Future Abstract:

  19. Independent Energy Systems IES | 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 on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EA JumpDuimen RiverScoringUtilitiesRenovInceisa SA JumpSwarmThroughIES

  20. Independent Power Systems | 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 on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EA JumpDuimen RiverScoringUtilitiesRenovInceisa SA

  1. California Independent System Operator | 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 JEnvironmentalBowerbank, Maine:Kansas: EnergyCalendarCalhounWebpage |Open Energy

  2. Platform-independent method for computer aided schematic drawings

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Vell, Jeffrey L. (Slingerlands, NY); Siganporia, Darius M. (Clifton Park, NY); Levy, Arthur J. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

    2012-02-14

    A CAD/CAM method is disclosed for a computer system to capture and interchange schematic drawing and associated design information. The schematic drawing and design information are stored in an extensible, platform-independent format.

  3. IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board

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    . Huppert Noelwah R. Netusil JunJie Wu Cost-Effectiveness of Fish Tagging Technologies and Programs in the Columbia River Basin1 Independent Economic Analysis Board Fish and Wildlife Program Northwest Power and Conservation Council June 2, 2013 1 This report benefitted from the meetings of the Fish Tagging Forum

  4. IEAB Independent Economic Analysis Board

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    would be most cost effective when electricity prices are high. Further, reduced pumping in dry years be tailored to respond to contingencies such as electricity price surges and unusually dry weather. Inclusion of Instream Water Supply Components of the Salmon Creek Project Independent Economic Analysis Board Northwest

  5. Integration and Independent Innovation on a Network

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    Farrell, Joseph

    2012-01-01

    Integration and Independent Innovation on a Network JosephKeywords: telecom networks, innovation, competition, accesspoint of monopoly. Innovation thrives with many independent

  6. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

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

    December 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - December 2011 December 2011 Review of the Independent Integrated Safety ManagementIntegrated Work...

  7. 2012 Independent Communication and Outreach Stakeholder Satisfaction...

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

    2 Independent Communication and Outreach Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey 2012 Independent Communication and Outreach Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey DOE-LM periodically surveys its...

  8. Independent Oversight Focused Program Review, Argonne National...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Independent Oversight Focused Program Review, Argonne National Laboratory-West - May 2001 Independent Oversight Focused Program Review, Argonne National Laboratory-West - May 2001...

  9. Independent Oversight Investigation, Hanford Site - April 2004...

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

    Independent Oversight Investigation, Hanford Site - April 2004 Independent Oversight Investigation, Hanford Site - April 2004 April 2004 Investigation of Worker Vapor Exposure and...

  10. Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 June 2011 Hanford Sludge Treatment Project Review HIAR-RL-2011-06-17 This Independent Activity Report...

  11. Perspectives on the United States Health Care System by International students from the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union and a comparison of former Soviet countries' and the United States Health Care Systems 

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    Leuenberger, Larissa Diane

    2013-02-22

    The purpose of this study was to establish baseline data from international students regarding health care system perspectives, access, barriers, and utilization. International students bring preconceived ideas regarding health care based...

  12. Model-independent particle accelerator tuning

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Scheinker, Alexander; Pang, Xiaoying; Rybarcyk, Larry

    2013-10-21

    We present a new model-independent dynamic feedback technique, rotation rate tuning, for automatically and simultaneously tuning coupled components of uncertain, complex systems. The main advantages of the method are: 1) It has the ability to handle unknown, time-varying systems, 2) It gives known bounds on parameter update rates, 3) We give an analytic proof of its convergence and its stability, and 4) It has a simple digital implementation through a control system such as the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS). Because this technique is model independent it may be useful as a real-time, in-hardware, feedback-based optimization scheme formore »uncertain and time-varying systems. In particular, it is robust enough to handle uncertainty due to coupling, thermal cycling, misalignments, and manufacturing imperfections. As a result, it may be used as a fine-tuning supplement for existing accelerator tuning/control schemes. We present multi-particle simulation results demonstrating the scheme’s ability to simultaneously adaptively adjust the set points of twenty two quadrupole magnets and two RF buncher cavities in the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center Linear Accelerator’s transport region, while the beam properties and RF phase shift are continuously varying. The tuning is based only on beam current readings, without knowledge of particle dynamics. We also present an outline of how to implement this general scheme in software for optimization, and in hardware for feedback-based control/tuning, for a wide range of systems.« less

  13. Notice of Intent to Revise DOE G 414.1-1B, Management and Independent Assessments Guide for Use with 10 CFR, Part 830, Subpart A, and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance; DOE M 450.4-1, Integrated Safety Management System Manual; and DOE O 226.1A

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

    2013-04-18

    This memorandum provides justification for revising DOE G 414.1-1B, Management and Independent Assessments Guide for Use With 10 CFR, Part 830, Subpart A, and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance; DOE M 450.4-1, Integrated Safety Management System Manual; and DOE O 226.1A, Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy.

  14. Indistinguishability of independent single photons

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    F. W. Sun; C. W. Wong

    2009-02-02

    The indistinguishability of independent single photons is presented by decomposing the single photon pulse into the mixed state of different transform limited pulses. The entanglement between single photons and outer environment or other photons induces the distribution of the center frequencies of those transform limited pulses and makes photons distinguishable. Only the single photons with the same transform limited form are indistinguishable. In details, the indistinguishability of single photons from the solid-state quantum emitter and spontaneous parametric down conversion is examined with two-photon Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer. Moreover, experimental methods to enhance the indistinguishability are discussed, where the usage of spectral filter is highlighted.

  15. A Formal Model of Auditor Independence Risk

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    Turner, Jerry L.; Mock, Theodore J.; Srivastava, Rajendra P.

    2002-01-01

    Although the published literature on auditor independence is extensive, an accepted comprehensive theory, framework or model of auditor independence risk does not exist. This paper develops a formal model of auditor ...

  16. Independent Oversight Review, West Valley Demonstration Project...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Oversight Review, West Valley Demonstration Project Transportation - September 2000 Independent Oversight Review, West Valley Demonstration Project Transportation -...

  17. Independent Oversight Assessment, DOE Office of Environmental...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Assessment, Idaho Cleanup Project Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - November 2012 Independent Oversight Assessment, Salt Waste Processing Facility Project - January...

  18. Small Wind Independent Testing (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2010-09-01

    This fact sheet describes the Small Wind Independent Testing at the NWTC and the Regional Test Centers project.

  19. Independent Oversight Review, West Valley Demonstration Project...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    West Valley Demonstration Project Transportation - September 2000 Independent Oversight Review, West Valley Demonstration Project Transportation - September 2000 September 2000...

  20. Independent Oversight Review, National Nuclear Security Administration...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Nuclear Security Administration Production Office - February 2014 Independent Oversight Review, National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office - February 2014 February...

  1. History-Independent Cuckoo Hashing Udi Wieder

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    History-Independent Cuckoo Hashing Moni Naor Gil Segev Udi Wieder§ Abstract Cuckoo hashing significant improvements compared to other schemes. In this work we construct a practical history-independent dynamic dictionary based on cuckoo hashing. In a history-independent data structure, the memory

  2. Film/Literature Independent Study English 499

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Film/Literature Independent Study English 499 Syllabus Instructor: Office: Office phone: Email address: English Dept. Phone: 360-546-9441 Overview The goal of the Film/Literature Independent Study is to help students concentrate on a particular film or literary issue or topic. This independent study

  3. Measurement-device-independent quantum cryptography

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    Feihu Xu; Marcos Curty; Bing Qi; Hoi-Kwong Lo

    2015-01-07

    In theory, quantum key distribution (QKD) provides information-theoretic security based on the laws of physics. Owing to the imperfections of real-life implementations, however, there is a big gap between the theory and practice of QKD, which has been recently exploited by several quantum hacking activities. To fill this gap, a novel approach, called measurement-device-independent QKD (mdiQKD), has been proposed. It can remove all side-channels from the measurement unit, arguably the most vulnerable part in QKD systems, thus offering a clear avenue towards secure QKD realisations. Here, we review the latest developments in the framework of mdiQKD, together with its assumptions, strengths and weaknesses.

  4. The relationship between small learning communities and student performance as identified by the Academic Excellence Indicator System at Robert E. Lee High School in North East Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas 

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    Turnbo, Bobbie Jo

    2008-10-10

    TABLE Page 10 Number of Students (N), Mean Score, and Standard Deviation for Reading TAKS Scale Scores for Economically and Non- economically Disadvantaged Ninth Grade Students at Lee High School of the NEISD, San Antonio, Texas...? 10 3. What is the relationship between Small Learning Communities (SLC) and attendance and dropout rates at Robert E. Lee High School ninth grade academy in North East Independent School District as reported in the Academic Excellence Indicator...

  5. Independent Oversight Review, Richland Operations Office and...

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

    and work management and control processes in the areas of conduct of operations, quality assurance, and integrated safety management. Independent Oversight Review, Richland...

  6. Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Emergency Management at the Sandia Site Office and Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, Volume III This report provides the results of an independent oversight inspection of...

  7. Independent Oversight Evaluation, Pantex Plant - November 2000...

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

    Evaluation, Pantex Plant - November 2000 Independent Oversight Evaluation, Pantex Plant - November 2000 November 2000 Evaluation of the Pantex Plant Emergency Response Exercise...

  8. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    3 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - March 2013 March 2013 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction...

  9. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - March 2012 March 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project...

  10. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    August 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - August 2011 August 2011 Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality...

  11. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    October 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - October 2012 October 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant...

  12. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    January 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - January 2013 January 2013 Review of the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant...

  13. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    May 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - May 2013 May 2013 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction...

  14. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    August 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - August 2012 August 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant...

  15. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Project - October 2010 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project - October 2010 October 2010 Review of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Hanford...

  16. Independent Oversight Assessment, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - January 2012 Independent Oversight Assessment, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - January 2012 January 2012 Assessment of the...

  17. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...

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

    2015 Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - October 2013 Waste Treatment and Immobilation Plant HLW Waste Vitrification Facility...

  18. Independent Oversight Assessment, Salt Waste Processing Facility...

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

    Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Salt Waste Processing Facility Project The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight),...

  19. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Nevada National Security...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    an oversight activity conducted by the Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments (IEA), Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments, from May 5-7, 2014. The...

  20. Independent Oversight Activity Report, National Nuclear Security...

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

    an oversight activity conducted by the Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments (IEA), Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments, from March 10-14, 2014. The...

  1. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    an oversight activity conducted by the Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments (IEA), Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments from March 31 - April 10, 2014,...

  2. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    an oversight activity conducted by the Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments' (IEA) Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments from April 2-10, 2014, at the...

  3. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - August 2005...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    August 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - August 2005 August 2005 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Pantex Site Office and the Pantex Plant This report...

  4. Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site - March 2000 Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site - March 2000 March 2000 Review of the Rocky Flats...

  5. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Research Facility - January 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility - January 2012 January 2012 Review...

  6. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility - January 2012 Waste...

  7. Independent Oversight Assessment, Portsmouth/Paducah Project...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Office of Health, Safety and Security. The Independent Oversight assessment focused on project office's oversight of the identification, evaluation, analysis, transmittal, and...

  8. Guide to good practices for independent verification

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1998-12-01

    This Guide to Good Practices is written to enhance understanding of, and provide direction for, Independent Verification, Chapter X of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. The practices in this guide should be considered when planning or reviewing independent verification activities. Contractors are advised to adopt procedures that meet the intent of DOE Order 5480.19. Independent Verification is an element of an effective Conduct of Operations program. The complexity and array of activities performed in DOE facilities dictate the necessity for coordinated independent verification activities to promote safe and efficient operations.

  9. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Pacific Northwest National...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Activity Report, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - January 2014 Independent Oversight Activity Report, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - January 2014 February 2014 PNNL...

  10. Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 Independent Oversight Inspection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 2008 October 2008 Inspection of Nuclear Safety at...

  11. Independent Oversight Review, Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment...

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

    Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project - April 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project - April 2013 April 2013 Review of Radiation Protection...

  12. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

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

    April 2012 Review of the Emergency Response Organization at the Los Alamos National Laboratory This report provides the results of an independent review of the Los Alamos National...

  13. Independent Oversight Review, Argonne National Laboratory - November...

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

    Argonne National Laboratory - November 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Argonne National Laboratory - November 2011 November 2011 Review of the Argonne National Laboratory...

  14. Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - July 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - July 2013 July 2013 Review of Preparedness for Severe...

  15. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2012 April 2012 Review of the Consequence Assessment Program at the...

  16. Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Operations Office...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Savannah River Operations Office - July 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Operations Office - July 2013 July 2013 Review of the Employee Concerns Program at the...

  17. Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - January 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - January 2013 January 2013 Review of the Oak Ridge National...

  18. Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

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

    September 2013 Review of the Fire Protection Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the fire...

  19. Independent Oversight Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    September 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - September 2013 September 2013 Review of the Fire Protection Program at Pacific Northwest...

  20. Independent Oversight Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    October 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - October 2012 October 2012 Review of the Department of Energy Office of Science Assessment of the...

  1. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    September 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - September 2011 September 2011 Review of the Facility Centered Assessment of the Los Alamos National...

  2. Independent Activity Report, Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant...

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

    May 2012 Criticality Safety Information Meeting for the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant HIAR-RL-2012-05-14 This Independent Activity Report documents an oversight activity...

  3. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Nevada National Security...

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

    2014 Operational Awareness Oversight of the Nevada National Security Site HIAR NNSS-2014-03-03 This Independent Activity Report documents an oversight activity conducted by the...

  4. Independent Activity Report, Nevada National Security Site -...

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

    December 2012 Independent Activity Report, Nevada National Security Site - December 2012 December 2012 Nevada National Security Site Operational Awareness Visit HIAR...

  5. Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    January 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - January 2013 January 2013 Review of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Work Planning and Control...

  6. Independent Activity Report, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - August 2011 Independent Activity Report, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - August 2011 August 2011 Orientation Visit to the Portsmouth...

  7. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - September 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility - January 2012...

  8. Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant...

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

    Review, Paducah Site - April 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site - September 2013 Enterprise Assessments Review, West Valley Demonstration Project - December 2014...

  9. Independent Activity Report, West Valley Demonstration Project...

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

    West Valley Demonstration Project - July 2012 Independent Activity Report, West Valley Demonstration Project - July 2012 July 2012 Operational Awareness Oversight of the West...

  10. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - September 2013 Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - September 2013 November 2013 Hanford...

  11. Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - August...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - August 2011 August 2011 Hanford Sludge Treatment Project HIAR-RL-2011-08-25 This Independent Activity Report documents an...

  12. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...

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

    November 2011 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project Construction Quality This report documents the results of an independent oversight review...

  13. Independent Activity Report, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety...

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

    Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting - October 2012 Independent Activity Report, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting - October 2012 October...

  14. Safeguards and Security Independent Oversight Program

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

    1998-12-23

    Establishes the DOE Safeguards and Security Independent Oversight Program that provides DOE and contractor managers, Congress, and other stakeholders with an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of DOE safeguards and security policy and programs, and the implementation of those policies and programs. Cancels DOE 5630.12A.

  15. Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Facility - December 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Facility -...

  16. The Impact of the Katy Management of Automated Curriculum System on Planning for Learning, Delivery of Instruction and Evaluation of Student Learning as Perceived by Teachers in the Katy Independent School District in Texas 

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    Hogue, Sharon L.

    2011-10-21

    of student learning in the classroom. KMAC is a customized, proprietary networked technology curriculum management system created for online access to curriculum and the creation and sharing of lesson plans. Data was collected from 635 teachers district...

  17. Online independent film distribution : what is missing?

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    AbouZeid, Perihan

    2015-01-01

    This thesis proposes a new model for online platforms for independent films. Today, platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, and YouTube are in the face of major industry challenges: more competitors are entering the market; ...

  18. Producers. US independents: exploring for clout

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    Not Available

    1988-05-25

    Are US independent oil producers an emerging voice that will catapult the country towards a new, comprehensive energy policy. Or, are they voices in a quiet wilderness of traditional oil supply at prices posted by the majors. Certainly the independents drill 85% of all new wells and produce 41% of the country's oil. But contemporary pricing practices, accompanied by growing energy interdependencies on a global scale, are realities many independents see at a foggy distance. Will they adopt the New Think of product-price values, as the OPEC countries did many years ago. This issue also presents the following data in tabular form: (1) changes in the number of US producing wells and new wells completed by state, 1985-1987; (2) ED refining netback data for the US Gulf and West Coasts, Rotterdam, and Singapore for late May 1988; and (3) ED fuel price/tax series for countries of the Eastern Hemisphere, May 1988 edition. 5 figures, 6 tables.

  19. REQUESTS FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

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    . Independent study is of two types: Independent Study (non-research) and Research Independent Study. Courses://trinity.duke.edu/academic- requirements?p=independent-study-research-w-coding. Policies: The following policies apply to both types entitled Independent Study are individual non-research directed study in a field of special interest

  20. Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance Program

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

    2002-10-31

    The Independent Oversight Program is designed to enhance the DOE safeguards and security; cyber security; emergency management; and environment, safety, and health programs by providing DOE and contractor managers, Congress, and other stakeholders with an independent evaluation of the adequacy of DOE policy and the effectiveness of line management performance in safeguards and security; cyber security; emergency management; environment, safety, and health; and other critical functions as directed by the Secretary. Cancels DOE O 470.2A and Attachment 2 of DOE O 414.1A. Canceled by DOE O 227.1.

  1. Domain-independent information extraction in unstructured text

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Irwin, N.H.

    1996-09-01

    Extracting information from unstructured text has become an important research area in recent years due to the large amount of text now electronically available. This status report describes the findings and work done during the second year of a two-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development Project. Building on the first-year`s work of identifying important entities, this report details techniques used to group words into semantic categories and to output templates containing selective document content. Using word profiles and category clustering derived during a training run, the time-consuming knowledge-building task can be avoided. Though the output still lacks in completeness when compared to systems with domain-specific knowledge bases, the results do look promising. The two approaches are compatible and could complement each other within the same system. Domain-independent approaches retain appeal as a system that adapts and learns will soon outpace a system with any amount of a priori knowledge.

  2. Fast Kernel-Based Independent Component Analysis

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    McAuliffe, Jon

    Fast Kernel-Based Independent Component Analysis Hao Shen , Stefanie Jegelka and Arthur Gretton instance, sources with near-zero kurtosis). FastKICA (Fast HSIC-based Kernel ICA) is a new optimisation-based ICA algorithms, FastKICA is applicable to any twice differentiable kernel function. Experimental

  3. Adaptive Background Estimation using Intensity Independent Features

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    Lunds Universitet

    Adaptive Background Estimation using Intensity Independent Features Håkan Ardö, Rikard Berthilsson to rapid changes in lighting conditions. Furthermore, the features can be computed very efficiently using reliable way, also in outdoor scenes where the lighting conditions is changing rapidly due to passing

  4. OKLAHOMA STATE Report of Independent Accountants' Application

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    Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

    OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Report of Independent Accountants' Application of Agreed-Upon Procedures to Assist the University in Complying with NCAA Bylaws 6.2.3.1 Year Ended June 30, 2007 #12;OKLAHOMA STATE.2.3.1 .......................................................................................................................................... 1 Intercollegiate Athletics Program Accounts of Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma State

  5. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-12-30

    An Act passed in 2007 to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles, to promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and to improve the energy performance of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

  6. From Investor-owned Utility to Independent Power Producer

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    Ishii, Jun

    2003-01-01

    Utility To Independent Power Producer Jun Ishii NovemberU t i l i t y to Independent Power Producer J u n Ishiii o n decision of independent power producers (IPPs) i n the

  7. Two Independent Assessments Find the Department of Energy's Yucca...

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

    independent assessments addressing areas critical to the overall success of the Yucca Mountain repository program. These assessments, which include an independent review of the...

  8. Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Independent Oversight Review, PortsmouthPaducah Project Office - May 2012 Independent Oversight Review, PortsmouthPaducah Project Office - May 2012 May 2012 Review of the...

  9. Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - February 2012 Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - February 2012 February...

  10. New Independent Analysis Confirms Climate Bill Costs About a...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Independent Analysis Confirms Climate Bill Costs About a Postage Stamp a Day New Independent Analysis Confirms Climate Bill Costs About a Postage Stamp a Day August 4, 2009 -...

  11. Energy Independence for North America - Transition to the Hydrogen...

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

    Independence for North America - Transition to the Hydrogen Economy Energy Independence for North America - Transition to the Hydrogen Economy 2003 DEER Conference Presentation:...

  12. The Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments' Office of Enforcemen...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    The Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments' Office of Enforcement convened the 2014 DOE Safety and Security Enforcement Workshop May 13 and 14, 2014 The Office of Independent...

  13. Nonlinear Independent Component Analysis: Existence and Uniqueness Results

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    Hyvärinen, Aapo

    \\Lambda Corresponding author 1 #12; Nonlinear Independent Component Analysis: Existence and Uniqueness

  14. Independent Oversight Review of Management of Safety Systems...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    MAP Master Assessment Plan MII Management Item Form NCR Nonconformance Report NMMP Nuclear Maintenance Management Program NNSS Nevada National Security Site OFI Opportunity for...

  15. Development of a plasmid addicted system that is independent...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    OSTI Identifier: 1221676 GrantContract Number: AR000009 Type: Published Article Journal Name: Metabolic Engineering Communications Additional Journal Information: Journal...

  16. Pose independent target recognition system using pulsed Ladar imagery

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    Vasile, Alexandru N. (Alexandru Nicolae), 1980-

    2004-01-01

    Although a number of object recognition techniques have been developed to process LADAR scanned terrain scenes, these techniques have had limited success in target discrimination in part due to low-resolution data and ...

  17. Hydraulic engine valve actuation system including independent feedback control

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Marriott, Craig D

    2013-06-04

    A hydraulic valve actuation assembly may include a housing, a piston, a supply control valve, a closing control valve, and an opening control valve. The housing may define a first fluid chamber, a second fluid chamber, and a third fluid chamber. The piston may be axially secured to an engine valve and located within the first, second and third fluid chambers. The supply control valve may control a hydraulic fluid supply to the piston. The closing control valve may be located between the supply control valve and the second fluid chamber and may control fluid flow from the second fluid chamber to the supply control valve. The opening control valve may be located between the supply control valve and the second fluid chamber and may control fluid flow from the supply control valve to the second fluid chamber.

  18. Development of a plasmid addicted system that is independent...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Ruiz, Natividad; Yang, Shang-Tian; Tabita, F. Robert Elsevier None USDOE Netherlands 2015-12-01 English Journal Article Journal Name: Metabolic Engineering Communications;...

  19. Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Smart Grid Project | Open

    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 on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop Inc Jump to: navigation,Mereg GmbH Jump to:EC-LEDSMidAmericanMidwest EnergyEnergy

  20. Systems and Methods for Cylindrical Hall Thrusters with Independently

    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,Field-effectWorking With LivermoreSustainable Landmimic keySystemssystems and

  1. Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator | 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 on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource HistoryScenariosMarysvilleMicrogravity-Hybrid

  2. Material Independent Design of Photoluminescent Systems Based on Alignment

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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 map shines light on dark matter By Sarah Schlieder * JulyUsing VASP at NERSC June 5

  3. Material-Independent Design of Photoluminescent Systems - Energy Innovation

    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 Administration wouldMass map shines light on dark matter By Sarah Schlieder * JulyUsing VASP atMicroalgae

  4. Scale-Independent Relational Query Processing

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    Armbrust, Michael Paul

    2013-01-01

    Objectives . . NoSQL Storage Systems . . . . . . 2.5.1 DataBigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data”.and more. These storage systems provide developers with a

  5. Exact scheme independence at one loop

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    Stefano Arnone; Antonio Gatti; Tim R. Morris

    2002-06-10

    The requirement that the quantum partition function be invariant under a renormalization group transformation results in a wide class of exact renormalization group equations, differing in the form of the kernel. Physical quantities should not be sensitive to the particular choice of the kernel. We demonstrate this scheme independence in four dimensional scalar field theory by showing that, even with a general kernel, the one-loop beta function may be expressed only in terms of the effective action vertices, and thus, under very general conditions, the universal result is recovered.

  6. Exact scheme independence at one loop

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Arnone, S; Morris, T R; Arnone, Stefano; Gatti, Antonio; Morris, Tim R.

    2002-01-01

    The requirement that the quantum partition function be invariant under a renormalization group transformation results in a wide class of exact renormalization group equations, differing in the form of the kernel. Physical quantities should not be sensitive to the particular choice of the kernel. We demonstrate this scheme independence in four dimensional scalar field theory by showing that, even with a general kernel, the one-loop beta function may be expressed only in terms of the effective action vertices, and thus, under very general conditions, the universal result is recovered.

  7. Multipole Extraction: A novel, model independent method

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    E. Stiliaris; C. N. Papanicolas

    2007-03-20

    A novel method for extracting multipole amplitudes in the nucleon resonance region from electroproduction data is presented. The method is based on statistical concepts and it relies heavily on Monte Carlo and simulation techniques; it produces precise identification and determination of the contributing multipole amplitudes in the resonance region and for the first time a rigorous determination of the associated experimental uncertainty. The results are demonstrated to be independent of any model bias. The method is applied in the reanalysis of the $Q^{2}=0.127 GeV^2/c^2$ Bates and Mainz $N\\to \\Delta$ data.

  8. Pantex Falling Man - Independent Review Panel Report.

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    Bertolini, Louis; Brannon, Nathan; Olson, Jared; Price, Bernard; Wardle, Robert; Steinzig, Mike; Winfield, Michael

    2014-11-01

    Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) Pantex took the initiative to organize a Review Panel of subject matter experts to independently assess the adequacy of the Pantex Tripping Man Analysis methodology. The purpose of this report is to capture the details of the assessment including the scope, approach, results, and detailed Appendices. Along with the assessment of the analysis methodology, the panel evaluated the adequacy with which the methodology was applied as well as congruence with Department of Energy (DOE) standards 3009 and 3016. The approach included the review of relevant documentation, interactive discussion with Pantex staff, and the iterative process of evaluating critical lines of inquiry.

  9. Model independent determination of the {sigma} pole

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    Leutwyler, H.

    2008-08-31

    The first part of this report reviews recent developments at the interface between lattice work on QCD with light dynamical quarks, effective field theory and low energy precision experiments. Then I discuss how dispersion theory can be used to analyze the low energy structure of the {pi}{pi} scattering amplitude in a model independent manner. This leads to an exact formula for the mass and width of the lowest few resonances, in terms of observable quantities. As an application, I consider the pole position of the {sigma}, paying particular to error propagation in the numerical analysis. The report is based on work done in collaboration with Irinel Caprini and Gilberto Colangelo.

  10. Independent Study Form | Photosynthetic Antenna 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 would likeUniverseIMPACT EVALUATION PLAN FOR THE SITE-218in a V2O5IonicIndependent Study Form

  11. Independent Scientific Advisory Board for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council,

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    Independent Scientific Advisory Board for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Columbia ongoing evaluation for the new Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion (BiOp). COMPASS) realistically portray the hydro-system and variable river conditions - The fit to available in-river and hydro

  12. Quasi-energy-independent solar neutrino transitions

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    G. L. Fogli; E. Lisi; A. Palazzo

    2002-02-06

    Current solar, atmospheric, and reactor neutrino data still allow oscillation scenarios where the squared mass differences are all close to 10^-3 eV^2, rather than being hierarchically separated. For solar neutrinos, this situation (realized in the upper part of the so-called large-mixing angle solution) implies adiabatic transitions which depend weakly on the neutrino energy and on the matter density, as well as on the ``atmospheric'' squared mass difference. In such a regime of ``quasi-energy-independent'' (QEI) transitions, intermediate between the more familiar ``Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein'' (MSW) and energy-independent (EI) regimes, we first perform analytical calculations of the solar nu_e survival probability at first order in the matter density, beyond the usual hierarchical approximations. We then provide accurate, generalized expressions for the solar neutrino mixing angles in matter, which reduce to those valid in the MSW, QEI and EI regimes in appropriate limits. Finally, a representative QEI scenario is discussed in some detail.

  13. Radiography Facility - Building 239 Independent Validation Review

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    Altenbach, T J; Beaulieu, R A; Watson, J F; Wong, H J

    2010-02-02

    The purpose of this task was to perform an Independent Validation Review to evaluate the successful implementation and effectiveness of Safety Basis controls, including new and revised controls, to support the implementation of a new DSA/TSR for B239. This task addresses Milestone 2 of FY10 PEP 7.6.6. As the first IVR ever conducted on a LLNL nuclear facility, it was designated a pilot project. The review follows the outline developed for Milestone 1 of the PEP, which is based on the DOE Draft Guide for Performance of Independent Verification Review of Safety Basis Controls. A formal Safety Basis procedure will be developed later, based on the lessons learned with this pilot project. Note, this review is termed a ''Validation'' in order to be consistent with the PEP definition and address issues historically raised about verification mechanisms at LLNL. Validation is intended to confirm that implementing mechanisms realistically establish the ability of TSR LCO, administrative control or safety management program to accomplish its intended safety function and that the controls are being implemented. This effort should not, however, be confused with a compliance assessment against all relevant DOE requirements and national standards. Nor is it used as a vehicle to question the derivation of controls already approved by LSO unless a given TSR statement simply cannot be implemented as stated.

  14. Temperature-independent sensors based on perovskite-type oxides

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    Zaza, F.; Frangini, S.; Masci, A.; Leoncini, J.; Pasquali, M.; Luisetto, I.; Tuti, S.

    2014-06-19

    The need of energy security and environment sustainability drives toward the development of energy technology in order to enhance the performance of internal combustion engines. Gas sensors play a key role for controlling the fuel oxygen ratio and monitoring the pollution emissions. The perovskite-type oxides can be synthesized for an extremely wide variety of combinations of chemical elements, allowing to design materials with suitable properties for sensing application. Lanthanum strontium ferrites, such as La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}FeO{sub 3}, are suitable oxygen sensing materials with temperature-independence conductivity, but they have low chemical stability under reducing conditions. The addition of aluminum into the perovskite structure improves the material properties in order to develop suitable oxygen sensing probes for lean burn engine control systems. Perovskite-type oxides with formula (La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3})(Al{sub x}Fe{sub 1?x})O{sub 3} was synthesized by the citrate-nitrate combustion synthesis method. XRD analyses, show that it was synthesized a phase-pure powder belonging to the perovskite structure. Aluminum affects both the unit cell parameters, by shrinking the unit cell, and the powder morphology, by promoting the synthesis of particles with small crystallite size and large specific surface area. The partial substitution of iron with aluminum improves the chemical stability under reducing gas conditions and modulates the oxygen sensitivity by affecting the relative amount of Fe{sup 4+} and Fe{sup 3+}, as confirmed from TPR profiles. In the same time, the addition of aluminum does not affects the temperature-independent properties of lanthanum strontium ferrites. Indeed, the electrical measurements show that (La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3})(Al{sub x}Fe{sub 1?x})O{sub 3} perovskites have temperature-independence conductivity from 900 K.

  15. Independent set problems and odd-hole-preserving graph reductions 

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    Warren, Jeffrey Scott

    2009-05-15

    . Independent Set Problems For a graph G = (V;E), S V is an independent set if no vertices in S are adjacent. The maximum independent set (MIS) problem is to find an independent set of largest cardinality in a given graph. The maximum weight independent set... for determining the optimality of a best known solution of the master problem. Many have worked to solve both the MIS and MWIS problems exactly. Tech- niques include explicit enumeration of maximal independent sets [4], combinato- rial branch-and-bound [5, 6, 7, 8...

  16. Dependence, independence, and interdependence in world politics

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    Mistree, Dinsha (Dinsha Farrokh Allen)

    2006-01-01

    We implement techniques of graph theory to international trade in order to empirically inspect the international system of trade. Examining macro and submacro levels of the international system of trade from 1962-2003, we ...

  17. Exact scheme independence at two loops

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    Stefano Arnone; Antonio Gatti; Tim R. Morris; Oliver J. Rosten

    2003-11-11

    We further develop an algorithmic and diagrammatic computational framework for very general exact renormalization groups, where the embedded regularisation scheme, parametrised by a general cutoff function and infinitely many higher point vertices, is left unspecified. Calculations proceed iteratively,by integrating by parts with respect to the effective cutoff, thus introducing effective propagators, and differentials of vertices that can be expanded using the flow equations; many cancellations occur on using the fact that the effective propagator is the inverse of the classical Wilsonian two-point vertex. We demonstrate the power of these methods by computing the beta function up to two loops in massless four dimensional scalar field theory, obtaining the expected universal coefficients, independent of the details of the regularisation scheme.

  18. Instrumentation and Equipment for Three Independent Research Labs

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    Darlene Roth

    2012-03-29

    Completed in 2011, Albright's new Science Center includes three independent student and faculty research labs in Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, and Physics (separate from teaching labs). Providing independent research facilities, they eliminate disruptions in classrooms and teaching labs, encourage and accommodate increased student interest, and stimulate advanced research. The DOE grant of $369,943 enabled Albright to equip these advanced labs for 21st century science research, with much instrumentation shared among departments. The specialty labs will enable Albright to expand its student-faculty research program to meet growing interest, help attract superior science students, maximize faculty expertise, and continue exceeding its already high rates of acceptance for students applying for postgraduate education or pharmaceutical research positions. Biology instrumentation/equipment supports coursework and independent and collaborative research by students and faculty. The digital shaker, CO{sub 2} and water bath incubators (for controlled cell growth), balance, and micropipettes support cellular biology research in the advanced cell biology course and student-faculty research into heavy metal induction of heat shock proteins in cultured mammalian cells and the development of PCR markers from different populations of the native tree, Franklinia. The gravity convection oven and lyophilizer support research into physical and chemical analysis of floodplain sediments used in assessment of riparian restoration efforts. The Bio-Rad thermocycler permits fast and accurate DNA amplification as part of research into genetic diversity in small mammal populations and how those populations are affected by land-use practices and environmental management. The Millipore water deionizing system and glassware washer provide general support of the independent research lab and ensure quality control of coursework and interdisciplinary research at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and toxicology. Grant purchases support faculty and students working in the areas of plant cellular biology, landscape ecology and wildlife management, wetland restoration, and ecotoxicology of aquatic invertebrates. Chemistry/BioChemistry instrumentation supports a wide range of research and teaching needs. The Dell quad core Xeon processors and Gaussian 09 support computational research efforts of two of our faculty. The computational work of one of these groups is part of close collaboration with one organic chemist and provides support info for the synthetic work of this professor and his students. Computational chemistry studies were also introduced into the physical chemistry laboratory course for junior chemistry concentrators. The AKTA plus system and superdex columns, Thermoscientific Sorvall RC-6 plus superspeed centrifuge, Nanodrop spectrometer, Eppendorf microfuge, Homogenizer and Pipetman pipetters were incorporated into a research project involving purification and characterization of a construct of beta 2-microglobulin by one of our biochemists. The vacuum system (glove box, stand, and pump) makes a significant contribution to the research of our inorganic chemist, the newest department member, working on research projects with four students. The glove box provides the means to carry out their synthetic work in an oxygenless atmosphere. Supporting basic research pursued by faculty and students, the remaining items (refrigerator/freezer units for flammable storage, freezer, refrigerated water bath, rotary evaporator system, vacuum oven, analytical and top-loading balances) were distributed between our biochemistry and chemistry research labs. The Nanodrop spectrometer, Sorvall centrifuge, and rotary evaporator system are used in several junior/senior lab courses in both biochemistry and chemistry. To date, 14 undergraduate research students have been involved in projects using the new instrumentation and equipment provided by this grant. Physics equipment acquired is radically transforming Albright research and teaching capabilities. The tw

  19. Public Comment re Section 934 of the Energy Independence and...

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    Section 934 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Public Comment by the Uranium Producers of America (UPA) re Section 934 of the Energy Independence and Security Act...

  20. Addressing the Need for Independence in the CSE Model

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    Abercrombie, Robert K; Ferragut, Erik M; Sheldon, Frederick T; Grimaila, Michael R

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Information system security risk, defined as the product of the monetary losses associated with security incidents and the probability that they occur, is a suitable decision criterion when considering different information system architectures. Risk assessment is the widely accepted process used to understand, quantify, and document the effects of undesirable events on organizational objectives so that risk management, continuity of operations planning, and contingency planning can be performed. One technique, the Cyberspace Security Econometrics System (CSES), is a methodology for estimating security costs to stakeholders as a function of possible risk postures. In earlier works, we presented a computational infrastructure that allows an analyst to estimate the security of a system in terms of the loss that each stakeholder stands to sustain, as a result of security breakdowns. Additional work has applied CSES to specific business cases. The current state-of-the-art of CSES addresses independent events. In typical usage, analysts create matrices that capture their expert opinion, and then use those matrices to quantify costs to stakeholders. This expansion generalizes CSES to the common real-world case where events may be dependent.

  1. The Web: Challenge and Opportunity for an Independent Journal

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    Kaiser, Klaus

    The Web: Challenge and Opportunity for an Independent Journal Klaus Kaiser Houston Journal What is an Independent Journal? 1 2 Print Editions 3 3 Electronic Editions 4 4 Legal and Business journal a major task. Most independent journals face the additional obstacle of not having the financial

  2. Pop Up Radio Archive: A Solution for Independent Producers

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    Militzer, Burkhard

    Pop Up Radio Archive: A Solution for Independent Producers Anne Wootton, Bailey Smith, and Christen Penny UC Berkeley School of Information May 4, 2012 #12;Pop Up Radio Archive 2 Abstract Independent* solutions do not adequately serve independent radio producers, who "have all these hard drives at home

  3. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    - October 2013 October 2013 Observation of Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Low Activity Waste Melter and Melter Off-gas Process System Hazards Analysis Activities...

  4. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Laboratory - December 2013 December 2013 Review of the Technical Area 55 Safety Class Fire Suppression System at Los Alamos National Laboratory This report documents the...

  5. Independent Oversight Review, Nevada National Security Site,...

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

    December 2013 Targeted Review of the Safety Significant Blast Door and Special Door Interlock Systems and Review of Federal Assurance Capability at the Nevada National Security...

  6. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment...

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

    June 2013 Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Low Activity Waste Melter Off-gas Process System Hazards Analysis Activity Observation HIAR-WTP-2013-05-13 This...

  7. Targeted Technology Transfer to US Independents

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    E. Lance Cole

    2009-09-30

    The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) was established by domestic crude oil and natural gas producers, working in conjunction with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and selected universities, in 1994 as a national not-for-profit organization. Its goal is to transfer Exploration and Production (E&P) technology to the domestic upstream petroleum industry, in particular to the small independent operators. PTTC connects producers, technology providers and innovators, academia, and university/industry/government research and development (R&D) groups. From inception PTTC has received federal funding through DOE's oil and natural gas program managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). With higher funding available in its early years, PTTC was able to deliver well more than 100 workshops per year, drawing 6,000 or more attendees per year. Facing the reality of little or no federal funding in the 2006-2007 time frame, PTTC and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) worked together for PTTC to become a subsidiary organization of AAPG. This change brings additional organizational and financial resources to bear for PTTC's benefit. PTTC has now been 'powered by AAPG' for two full fiscal years. There is a clear sense that PTTC has stabilized and is strengthening its regional workshop and national technology transfer programs and is becoming more entrepreneurial in exploring technology transfer opportunities beyond its primary DOE contract. Quantitative accomplishments: PTTC has maintained its unique structure of a national organization working through Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) to deliver local, affordable workshops. During the contract period PTTC consolidated from 10 to six regions efficiency and alignment with AAPG sections. The number of workshops delivered by its RLOs during the contract period is shown below. Combined attendance over the period was approximately 32,000, 70% of whom were repeat attendees. Participant feedback established that 40% of them said they had applied a technology they learned of through PTTC. Central/Eastern Gulf Univ. of Alabama, LSU Center for Energy Studies 77 Eastern West Virginia University, Illinois Geological Survey, W. Michigan Univ. 99 Midcontinent University of Kansas, University of Tulsa, Okla. Geological Survey (past) 123 Rocky Mountains Colorado School of Mines 147 Texas/SE New Mexico Bureau of Economic Geology, U. of Texas at Austin 85 West Coast Conservation Committee of California O&G Producers, Univ. So. Cal. (past) 54 At the national level HQ went from an office in Houston to a virtual office in the Tulsa, Okla. area with AAPG providing any physical assets required. There are no employees, rather several full time and several part time contractors. Since inception, PTTC has produced quarterly and mailed the 16-page Network News newsletter. It highlights new advances in technology and has a circulation of 19,000. It also produces the Tech Connections Column in The American Oil & Gas Reporter, with a circulation of 13,000. On an approximate three-week frequency, the electronic Email Tech Alert goes out to 9,000 readers. The national staff also maintains a central website with information of national interest and individual sections for each of the six regions. The national organization also provides legal and accounting services, coordinates the RLO activities, exhibits at at least major national and other meetings, supports the volunteer Board as it provides strategic direction, and is working to restore the Producer Advisory Groups to bolster the regional presence. Qualitative Value: Three qualitative factors confirm PTTC's value to the domestic O&G producing industry. First, AAPG was willing to step in and rescue PTTC, believing it was of significant interest to its domestic membership and of potential value internationally. Second, through a period of turmoil and now with participant fees dramatically increased, industry participants 'keep coming back' to wo

  8. Tensor product extension of entanglement witnesses and their connection with measurement device independent entanglement

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    A. Rutkowski; P. Horodecki

    2014-03-20

    We provide a new extension of entanglement witnesses for $\\mathbb{C}^{d_{1}}\\otimes\\mathbb{C}^{d_{2}}$ systems. Our construction preserves the properties of indecomposability and spanning property of entanglement witnesses. We show how our concept of extended entanglement witnesses is connected with the idea of measurement device independent entanglement witnesses.

  9. Independent load support in an 18 3/4-in. , 15,000-psi subsea wellhead

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    Cowan, W.S.

    1993-03-01

    Previous-generation subsea wellhead equipment was conceived as an extension of well-known surface wellhead equipment. Contemporary performance criteria for subsea wellhead equipment require new technology from the designer/manufacturer. This paper describes the role of a single design concept, independent load support, in addressing these criteria and illustrates the resulting configuration of a severe-service subsea wellhead system.

  10. On Five Independent Phenomena Sharing a Common Cause

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    Roger Ellman

    2012-08-19

    Over the past century a succession of five different independent astronomical phenomena have been discovered, each appearing to be the result of a common underlying cause that also produces an unaccounted-for acceleration that is: quite small, centrally directed in the system exhibiting each phenomenon, non-gravitational, distance independent, and apparently of a common magnitude. The present paper analyzes the phenomena and proposes the underlying common cause, a common solution to the problem that they present. Four of the phenomena, in the order of their discovery are: 1 - In 1933, the indication by galactic rotation curves that there is such an acceleration present and acting in galaxies but with no observable cause [hence the postulating of "Dark Matter"]. Here the acceleration is directed toward the galactic center, the dominant factor in the mechanics of galaxy rotation. 2 - In 1998, the Pioneer Anomaly in which the acceleration is directed toward the Sun, the dominant factor in the mechanics of the Pioneer spacecrafts' motion. 3 - In 2008, the Flybys Anomaly for which the acceleration is directed toward the center of the Earth, the dominant factor in the mechanics of the flyby motion [as presented in the paper following]. 4 - Also in 2008, confirmed in 2010, the Dark Flow anomaly for which the acceleration is directed toward the central origin of the overall universe, the dominant factor in the mechanics of the overall universe, where the Big Bang and expansion began [as presented in the paper following]. The earliest of all is 5 - Hubble's discovery of Redshifts of the light from various distant astral bodies.

  11. Nonlinear Approaches To Independent Component Analysis

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    Lee, Te-Won

    and the analysis of biomedical signals. ICA relies on strong assumptions such as the linear mixing model because of its potential applications signal process­ ing including speech recognition systems, telecommunications and medical signal processing. Makeig et al. (1997) [5] and Jung et al. (1998) [6] have shown

  12. Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site Waste Treatment and...

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

    during the current review included observation of DOE Office of River Protection (ORP) welding inspections and one hydrostatic and three pneumatic pressure tests. Independent...

  13. Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Salt Waste...

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

    Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility Safety Basis and Design Development. This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the safety basis and...

  14. Independent Oversight Review of the Technical Area 55 Safety...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    the FSS is not credited for a Performance Category-3 (PC-3) evaluation basis earthquake, but is credited for PC-2 events. The Independent Oversight team reviewed...

  15. Independent Oversight Special Review, Department of Energy sites...

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

    February 2008 Independent Oversight Special Review of Workplace Exposure Monitoring This report provides the results of a Special Review of Construction Safety and Health Programs...

  16. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

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

    and issues in the development and implementation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory industrial hygiene worker exposure assessment program. Independent Oversight Activity...

  17. Independent Oversight Special Review, Rocky Flats Closure Project...

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

    Rocky Flats Closure Project Site - April 2001 Independent Oversight Special Review, Rocky Flats Closure Project Site - April 2001 April 2001 Special Review of the Rocky Flats...

  18. Savannah River Site - Salt Waste Processing Facility Independent...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    SALT WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL REVIEW November 22, 2006 Conducted by: Harry Harmon, Team Lead CivilStructural Sub Team Facility Safety Sub Team Engineering...

  19. Independent Oversight Focused Review, Kansas City Plant, Summary...

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

    Review, Kansas City Plant, Summary Report - December 2001 Independent Oversight Focused Review, Kansas City Plant, Summary Report - December 2001 December 2001 Focused Review of...

  20. The role of women in the fight for Egyptian independence 

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    Reynolds, Jennifer

    2013-02-22

    for the success of nationalist activity during the fight for Egyptian independence is inadequate for it overlooks the tremendous contributions of the WWCC and Egyptian women....

  1. Independence Power and Light- New Homes Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Independence Power and Light offers rebates to builders for constructing new, energy efficient homes which meet ENERGY STAR standards. Builders who meet ENERGY STAR standards and install specified...

  2. Independent Oversight Activity Report, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Activity Report, Los Alamos National Laboratory - February 12, 2014 Independent Oversight Activity Report, Los Alamos National Laboratory - February 12, 2014 February 2014 Review...

  3. Independent Oversight Review of DOE Headquarters Emergency Response...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Review of DOE Headquarters Emergency Response Plans and Performance, March 2003 Independent Oversight Review of DOE Headquarters Emergency Response Plans and Performance, March...

  4. Independent Oversight Review of the Lawrence Livermore National...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Review of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - March 2001 Independent Oversight Review of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - March 2001 March 2001 Review of the...

  5. Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau...

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

    CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company - November 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company - November 2012 November 2012 Review of the...

  6. Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities...

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

    June 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities - June 2012 June 2012 Review of the Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities Implementation...

  7. Model independent extraction of the proton magnetic radius from...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Details In-Document Search This content will become publicly available on October 20, 2015 Title: Model independent extraction of the proton magnetic radius from electron...

  8. Independent Oversight Assessment, Y-12 National Security Complex...

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    June 2012 Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Y-12 National Security Complex Uranium Processing Facility Project This report provides the results of an independent...

  9. Independent Activity Report, Los Alamos National Security - June...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Los Alamos National Security - June 2011 Independent Activity Report, Los Alamos National Security - June 2011 June 2011 Review of the Los Alamos National Security Emergency...

  10. Independent Oversight Review of the Savannah River Site Salt...

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

    material, temperature reading of the motor enclosure, and manual rotation of the pump shaft for 15 and one quarter turns. Independent Oversight reviewed the recommendations for...

  11. Independent Oversight Review, Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum...

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    Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 Site Visit Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project 105-KW - August 2011 EIS-0245-SA-03: Supplement Analysis...

  12. Independent Oversight Review of the NNSA Production Office Readiness...

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    Independent Oversight Review of the NNSA Production Office Readiness Review Program February 2014 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and...

  13. Grid-independent Issue in Numerical Heat Transfer

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    Yao Wei; Wang Jian; Liao Guangxuan

    2006-09-26

    Grid independent is associated with the accuracy or even rationality of numerical results. This paper takes two-dimensional steady heat transfer for example to reveal the effect of grid resolution on numerical results. The law of grid dependence is obtained and a simple mathematical formula is presented. The production acquired here can be used as the guidance in choosing grid density in numerical simulation and get exact grid independent value without using infinite fine grid. Through analyzing grid independent, we can find the minimum number of grid cells that is needed to get grid-independent results. Such strategy can save computational resource while ensure a rational computational result.

  14. Targeted Technology Transfer to US Independents

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    Schatzinger, Viola; Chapman, Kathy; Lovendahl, Kristi

    2014-09-30

    The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) is a unique not-for-profit network that focuses on transferring Exploration and Production (E&P) technology to the domestic oil and natural gas producing industry. PTTC connects producers, technology providers and innovators, academia, research and development (R&D) consortiums and governments. Local affordable workshops delivered by Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs), which are typically a university or geological survey, are a primary tool. PTTC also maintains a website network, issues a national newsletter, provides a column in a major trade publication, and exhibits at major industry events. It also encourages industry to ask technology-related questions, striving to find relevant answers that will save questioners significant time. Working since late 1993, the PTTC network has a proven track record of providing industry with technology insights they can apply. Volunteers at the regional and national level provide key guidance regarding where to focus technical effort and help connect PTTC with industry. At historical funding levels, PTTC had been able to hold well more than 100 workshops per year, drawing 6,000+ attendees. As funding decreased in the early 2000s, the level of activity decreased and PTTC sought a merger with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), becoming an AAPG-managed organization at the start of FY08. This relationship with AAPG was terminated by mutual consent in May 2011 and PTTC once again operates independently. Chris Hall, California continued to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors until December 2013. At the time PTTC reorganized into a RLO led organization with Mary Carr and Jeremy Viscomi as co-Executive Directors. Jerry Anderson became the Chairman of the PTTC Board of Directors and Chris Hall continues to serve on the Board. Workshop activity stabilized at 55-65 workshops per year averaging 3,100 attendees. FY14 represented the fifth year in a multi-year contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) for providing technology transfer services. This report summarizes activity and results during for five years, FY10 through FY14. In FY12 changes occurred in responsibilities of consultants serving HQ, because funding was reduced below the threshold level of $500,000 audits were no longer required and consultant time was reduced on the primary contract. Contracts for Permian Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) training, and providing tech transfer services to the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) provided work that enabled HQ to retain services of regular consultants. Both CCUS and RPSEA were five year contracts with PTTC, and providing services for these DOE funded contracts provided synergy for PTTC and the oil and gas industry. With further decreases in DOE funding the regions conducted workshops with no PTTC funding starting in June FY11. Since 2011 the number of workshops has declined from 79 in FY10 and FY11 to 49 in FY12, and risen to 54 in FY13 and 63 in FY14. The attendee's numbers dipped slightly below 3,000 per year in FY 10, FY12, and FY13, but rose to over 3,800 in FY 11 and 3105 in FY14. Quantitative accomplishments: PTTC has maintained its unique structure of a national organization working through Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) to deliver local, affordable workshops. During the contract period PTTC consolidated from 10 to five regions to increase efficiency, and because no active RLO's would be maintained in the Central and Eastern Gulf Coast regions. RLO's for the regions are located at: Eastern - West Virginia University, (Illinois Geol. Survey., W. Michigan Univ. FY10-12); Midwest created in FY13 - Illinois Geological Survey, W. Michigan University; Midcontinent - University of Kansas, expanded to Houston, TX (2013-14); Rocky Mountain - Colorado School of Mines; Texas/SE New Mexico (FY10-FY11) - Bureau of Economic Geology, Univ. of Texas at Austin; West Coast - Conservation Committee of California O&G Producers.

  15. Grid-Independent Cooperative Microgrid Networks with High Renewable Penetration

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    Kundur, Deepa

    Grid-Independent Cooperative Microgrid Networks with High Renewable Penetration Eman M. Hammad, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Email: {ehammad, abdallah, dkundur}@ece.utoronto.ca Abstract--Microgrids (MG framework for cooperation amongst a set of grid-independent microgrids to improve the overall microgrid

  16. Utility maximization in models with conditionally independent increments

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    Kallsen, Jan

    Utility maximization in models with conditionally independent increments Jan Kallsen Johannes Muhle-Karbe Abstract We consider the problem of maximizing expected utility from terminal wealth in models for power utility under the assumption that the increments of the asset price are independent conditionally

  17. Language Independence and Language Tolerance in Logic Programs

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    Turner, Hudson

    Language Independence and Language Tolerance in Logic Programs Norman McCain and Hudson Turner of a logic program depend in general upon both the rules of the program and its language. However of the program in only a restricted way. In this paper, we de ne notions of language independence and language

  18. Micro-Architecture Independent Analytical Processor Performance and Power Modeling

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    Eeckhout, Lieven

    Micro-Architecture Independent Analytical Processor Performance and Power Modeling Sam Van den models that allow us to produce performance and power estimates across a large design space almost models. In this work we present a micro-architecture independent profiler and associated analytical

  19. Mycle Schneider Consulting Independent Analysis on Energy and Nuclear Policy

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    Mycle Schneider Consulting Independent Analysis on Energy and Nuclear Policy 45, allée des deux Mycle Schneider International Consultant on Energy and Nuclear Policy Paris, May 2009 This research the Author Mycle Schneider works as independent international energy nuclear policy consultant. Between 1983

  20. The University of Oklahoma Independent Contractor or Consultant Guidelines

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    Oklahoma, University of

    The University of Oklahoma Independent Contractor or Consultant Guidelines Purpose .................................................................................. 7 #12;University of Oklahoma Independent Contractor Guidelines - (Revised 11/2012) pg. 2 Purpose) for the University of Oklahoma and is the result of collaboration between Human Resources and Financial Services

  1. Fresnel: A Browser-Independent Presentation Vocabulary for RDF

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Fresnel: A Browser-Independent Presentation Vocabulary for RDF Emmanuel Pietriga1 , Christian Bizer knowledge, we designed Fresnel as a browser-independent vocabulary of core RDF display con- cepts. In this paper we describe Fresnel's main concepts and present several RDF browsers and visualization tools

  2. Independent Coding of Wind Direction in Cockroach Giant Interneurons

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    Libersat, Frederic

    Independent Coding of Wind Direction in Cockroach Giant Interneurons ADI MIZRAHI AND FREDERIC of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel Mizrahi, Adi and Frederic Libersat. Independent coding of wind soma-to-cell interactions in the localization processing of a wind of three pairs of bilateral cells. The vGIs (GI1

  3. Independent Control of Multiple Magnetic Microrobots in Three Dimensions

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    Sitti, Metin

    Independent Control of Multiple Magnetic Microrobots in Three Dimensions Eric Diller, Joshua method to independently control multiple sub-mm microrobots in three dimen- sions (3D) using magnetic of geometrically or magnetically distinct microrobots which assume different magnetization directions in a rotating

  4. TRAC independent assessment for PWR analysis

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    Knight, T.D.

    1983-01-01

    LANL is developing the Transient Reactor Analysis Code (TRAC) for application to PWRs. Goal was to analyze large-break loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs), and the TRAC-P1A and TRAC-PD2 codes primarily addressed the large-break LOCA. The TRAC-PF1 code contained modifications which enhanced the computational speed of the code and improved its application to small-break LOCAs. The TRAC-PF1/MOD1 code added improved steam-generator modeling, a turbine component, and a control system together with modified constitutive relations to model the balance of plant on the secondary side and to extend the applications to non-LOCA transients. During the past year we assessed TRAC-PD2, TRAC-PF1, and TRAC-PF1/MOD1, using LOFT and Semiscale experiments.

  5. Independent SOC 3 Report for the Security and Availability Trust Principle for Microsoft GFS 1 Independent Service

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    Chaudhuri, Surajit

    Independent SOC 3 Report for the Security and Availability Trust Principle for Microsoft GFS 1 Report for the Security and Availability Trust Principle for Microsoft GFS 2 Independent Service Auditor and availability of the GFS Information Technology Infrastructure and Services during the period October 1, 2012

  6. SCDAP/RELAP5 independent peer review

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    Corradini, M.L. (Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering); Dhir, V.K. (Dhir, (V.K.) Santa Monica, CA (United States)); Haste, T.J. (AEA Technology, Winfrith (United Kingdom)); Heames, T.J. (Science Applications, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Jenks, R.P. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Kelly, J.E. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM

    1993-01-01

    The SCDAP/RELAP5 code has been developed for best-estimate transient simulation of light-water-reactor coolant systems during severe accidents. The newest version of the code is SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decided that there was a need for a broad technical review of the code by recognized experts to determine overall technical adequacy, even though the code is still under development. For this purpose, an eight-member SCDAP/RELAP5 Peer Review Committee was organized, and the outcome of the review should help the NRC prioritize future code-development activity. Because the code is designed to be mechanistic, the Committee used a higher standard for technical adequacy than was employed in the peer review of the parametric MELCOR code. The Committee completed its review of the SCDAP/RELAP5 code, and the findings are documented in this report. Based on these findings, recommendations in five areas are provided: (1) phenomenological models, (2) code-design objectives, (3) code-targeted applications, (4) other findings, and (5) additional recommendations.

  7. An Independent Evaluation of Safety Culture at the U.S. Department...

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    Environmental Management Headquarters - November 2012 Independent Oversight Assessment, Salt Waste Processing Facility Project - January 2013 Independent Oversight Assessment, Y-12...

  8. Independence of some polynomial statistics and of the sample mean

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    2005-01-07

    polynomial statistics, Pl(x) and P2(x)~ can be independent random variables. When one of the statistics is linear, the general method of solving such problems is ...

  9. Independent External Evaluation of The Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program

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    Independent External Evaluation of The Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program (2003 of Water Transactions...............................................32 Program Administration......................................................................................................45 Annex 1: Evaluation Matrix Annex 2: Limiting Factors to Water Transactions in the Columbia Basin

  10. Do Independent Directors Cause Improvements in Firm Transparency?

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    Armstrong, Christopher S.

    Although recent research documents a positive relation between corporate transparency and the proportion of independent directors, the direction of causality is unclear. We examine a regulatory shock that substantially ...

  11. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Masters Independent Study

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    Borchers, Brian

    New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Masters Independent Study Estimation Methods is the only choice you have." Bob Marley #12;NEW MEXICO INSTITUTE OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY Abstract Jan

  12. Are independent directors effective in lowering earnings management in China? 

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    Lai, Liona Hoi Yan

    2006-10-30

    This study examines whether board independence is an effective corporate governance mechanism in reducing earnings management in China, a country with significantly different institutional and legal characteristics from the Anglo-Saxon countries. I...

  13. Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site K-West Annex Facility...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Review, Hanford Site K-West Annex Facility - April 2014 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site K-West Annex Facility - April 2014 April 2014 Review of the Hanford Site K-West...

  14. Security and Emergency Management Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance Program

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

    2000-03-01

    Establishes the DOE Security and Emergency Management Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance Program. Cancels DOE O 470.2, Paragraph 5b(2) of DOE O 231.1 and Chapter IV of DOE M 231.1-1.

  15. Microsoft Word - Results_of_the_Independent_Hanford_Traffic_Safety...

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

    2010 To: ALL HANFORD EMPLOYEES Subject: RESULTS OF INDEPENDENT HANFORD TRAFFIC SAFETY STUDY AND NEXT STEPS One of the most hazardous situations that most of us face each day is...

  16. Board independence and corporate governance: evidence from director resignations 

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    Gupta, Manu

    2005-08-29

    ) May 2005 Major Subject: Finance iii ABSTRACT Board Independence and Corporate Governance: Evidence from Director Resignations. (May 2005) Manu Gupta, B.E., South Gujarat University; M.I.B., Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Chair...

  17. Medical transcription services: the use of independent contractors 

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    Reyna, Cara Joanne

    2013-02-22

    determines independent 11 contractor status through the application of these factors. In the IRS Letter Ruling 9129011, the IRS ruled that a writer who wrote free-lance articles for a magazine was an independent contractor (Stalnaker 1993). The firm... policy against employees doing free-lance work during the firm's normal working hours (Stalnaker 1993). In addition to this stipulation, the firm stated that free- lance work should not take precedence over any requests for overtime that a worker...

  18. Non-local fractional model of rate independent plasticity

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    Wojciech Sumelka

    2013-09-14

    In the paper the generalisation of classical rate independent plasticity using fractional calculus is presented. This new formulation is non-local due to properties of applied fractional differential operator during definition of kinematics. In the description small fractional strains assumption is hold together with additive decomposition of total fractional strains into elastic and plastic parts. Classical local rate independent plasticity is recovered as a special case.

  19. Independent Component Analysis of Microarray Data in the Study of Endometrial (Brief Title: Independent Component Analysis for Gene Arrays)

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    Kreil, David

    (Brief Title: Independent Component Analysis for Gene Arrays) Samir A. Saidi1 , Cathrine M. Holland4 of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB1 1QP, UK Corresponding author: Samir A Saidi University Department of Obstetrics

  20. US Department of Energy -- Quadrennial Energy Review Meeting

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    for Gordon van Welie US Department of Energy -- Quadrennial Energy Review Meeting Phoenix Auditorium Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection 79 Elm Street,...

  1. Model-independent analyses of dark-matter particle interactions

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    Anand, Nikhil; Fitzpatrick, A. Liam; Haxton, W. C.

    2015-03-24

    A model-independent treatment of dark-matter particle elastic scattering has been developed, yielding the most general interaction for WIMP-nucleon low-energy scattering, and the resulting amplitude has been embedded into the nucleus, taking into account the selection rules imposed by parity and time-reversal. One finds that, in contrast to the usual spin-independent/spin-dependent (SI/SD) formulation, the resulting cross section contains six independent nuclear response functions, three of which are associated with possible velocity-dependent interactions. We find that current experiments are four orders of magnitude more sensitive to derivative couplings than is apparent in the standard SI/SD treatment, which necessarily associated such interactions withmore »cross sections proportional to v2T ~ 10??, where vT is the WIMP velocity relative to the center of mass of the nuclear target.« less

  2. Is Post Selection Physical: A Device Independent Outlook

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    Anubhav Chaturvedi; Tushant Jha; Indranil Chakrabarty

    2015-04-17

    The basic motivation behind this work is to raise the question that whether post selection can be considered a valid physical transformation (on probability space) or not. We study the consequences of both answers set in a device (theory) independent framework, based only on observed statistics. We start with taking up post-selection as an assumption and model the same using independent devices governed by Boolean functions. We establish analogy between the post selection functions and the general probabilistic games in a two party binary input-output scenario. As an observation, we categorize all possible post-selection functions based on the effect on a uniform input probability distribution. We find that post-selection can transform simple no signaling probability distributions to signaling. Similarly, solving NP complete problems is easy independent of classical or quantum computation (in particular we prove that Post RP = NP). Finally, we demonstrate an instance of the violation of the pigeon hole principle independent of underlying theory. As result of our theory independent modeling we conclude that post-selection as an assumption adds power to the underlying theory. In particular, quantum mechanics benefits more with the post-selection assumption, only because it admits a more general set of allowed probabilities as compared to the local hidden variable model. Without the assumption we associate a device independent efficiency factor to quantify the cost of post selection. Our study shows that in the real world post-selection is not efficient enough to be of any advantage. But from an adversarial perspective it is still of significance. As an application, we obtain robust bounds on faking the bell violation in terms of minimum efficiency required using post selection.

  3. On witnessing arbitrary bipartite entanglement in a measurement device independent way

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    Arindam Mallick; Sibasish Ghosh

    2015-06-12

    Experimental detection of entanglement of an arbitrary state of a given bipartite system is crucial for exploring many areas of quantum information, and even to judge the quality of entanglement producing source. We combine here the ideas of Branciard et al.'s measurement device independent protocol \\cite{Gisin-mdiew} and Augusiak et al.'s universal entanglement witness scheme for two-qubit case \\cite{augusiak}, and aim at generalizing it for the case of two-qudits. We provide a set of universal witness operators to check NPT-ness (negative under partial transpose) of two-qudit states in a measurement device independent way. We conjecture that no such entanglement witness exists for PPT (positive under partial transpose) entangled states. We also analyze the robustness of a entanglement witnessing process in the presence of noise in the inputs as well as in the measurement operators.

  4. Self contained, independent, in-vacuum spinner motor

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    Ayers, Marion J. (Livermore, CA)

    2002-01-01

    An independent, self contained apparatus for operation within a vacuum chamber. A sealed enclosure is located in the chamber. The enclosure contains its own atmosphere independent of the vacuum in the chamber. A motor, power unit, and controls are located entirely within the enclosure. They do not have a direct structural connection outside of the enclosure in any way that would effect the atmosphere within the enclosure. The motor, power unit, and controls drive a spinner plate located outside the enclosure but within the vacuum chamber.

  5. Regularization scheme independence and unitarity in QCD cross sections

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    Catani, S.; Seymour, M.H.; Trocsanyi, Z.

    1997-06-01

    When calculating next-to-leading order QCD cross sections, divergences in intermediate steps of the calculation must be regularized. The final result is independent of the regularization scheme used, provided that it is unitary. In this paper we explore the relationship between regularization scheme independence and unitarity. We show how the regularization scheme dependence can be isolated in simple universal components, and how unitarity can be guaranteed for any regularization prescription that can consistently be introduced in one-loop amplitudes. Finally, we show how to derive transition rules between different schemes without having to do any loop calculations. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  6. Counterclockwise Dynamics of a Rate-Independent Semilinear Duhem Model

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    Bernstein, Dennis S.

    Counterclockwise Dynamics of a Rate-Independent Semilinear Duhem Model Ashwani K. Padthe, Jin of a hysteretic simple closed curve. In magnetics, hysteresis caused by the irreversible flux-change mechanism dissipates energy in the form of heat [2]. In both cases, the energy dissipated in one cycle is equal

  7. Isotonic Regression for Multiple Independent Variables Quentin F. Stout

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    Stout, Quentin F.

    Isotonic Regression for Multiple Independent Variables Quentin F. Stout Computer Science for determining isotonic regressions for weighted data at a set of points P in multidimensional space isotonic regression with unweighted data. L isotonic regression is not unique, and algorithms are given

  8. Scheme independence as an inherent redundancy in quantum field theory

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    Jose I. Latorre; Tim R. Morris

    2001-02-07

    The path integral formulation of Quantum Field Theory implies an infinite set of local, Schwinger-Dyson-like relations. Exact renormalization group equations can be cast as a particular instance of these relations. Furthermore, exact scheme independence is turned into a vector field transformation of the kernel of the exact renormalization group equation under field redefinitions.

  9. Life history of a malaria parasite (Plasmodium mexicanum): independent traits

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    Schall, Joseph J.

    Life history of a malaria parasite (Plasmodium mexicanum): independent traits and basis infections in the life-history traits which de¢ne its blood-dwelling stages. Such variation in life histories¡ects producing the variation.We studied 11 life-history traits in 120 induced infections of P. mexicanum in its

  10. Unambiguous discrimination of linearly independent states as an eavesdropping

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    Dusek, Miloslav

    Unambiguous discrimination of linearly independent states as an eavesdropping strategy Miloslav- ous state discrimination and to get some information on the key without disturbing the transmission- curity against beam-splitting attack does not necessarily imply security against the unambiguous-state-discrimination

  11. Independence Community College TRANSFER PROGRAM TO THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

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    Photo Media-B.F.A Number to call at KU for advising: (785) 864-3500 Website: http/Senior level for graduation. Photo Media Requirements: KU Course Requirements Independence Equivalents ENGLISH (3 Courses) Core ENGL 101 Composition 3 ENG 1003 or 1005 English Composition 3 GE21 ENGL 102 Critical

  12. Independent Scientific Advisory Board: Member Resume David P. Philipp

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    Independent Scientific Advisory Board: Member Resume David P. Philipp Appointed to Board: 1999. Claussen, and D. P. Philipp. Effect of population size structure on reproductive investment of male bluegill. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 17: 516-524. 1997 Philipp, D. P., C. A. Toline, D

  13. Model-Independent Arbitrage Bounds on American Put

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    Cox, Alexander

    in the real world. Alternatively, we could use the prices of some liquidly traded options to deduce noModel-Independent Arbitrage Bounds on American Put Options submitted by Christoph Hoeggerl are interested in the pricing of American put options using the latter approach. To this end, we will assume

  14. Final Independent External Peer Review Report West Sacramento Project, California,

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Final Independent External Peer Review Report West Sacramento Project, California, General Baltimore District Contract No. W912HQ-10-D-0002 Task Order: 0072 October 6, 2014 #12;West Sacramento GRR Sacramento GRR IEPR | Final IEPR Report BATTELLE | October 6, 2014 i CONTRACT NO. W912HQ-10-D-0002 Task Order

  15. Independent Component Analysis for Music Similarity Computation , Peter Knees1

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    Widmer, Gerhard

    a musically meaningful counterpart, but are merely measures of basic physical properties of the audio signal. Furthermore, most of these algorithms do not take into ac- count the temporal development of the audio signal of our approach, Independent Component Analysis (ICA) de- composes an audio signal into individual parts

  16. Adaptive Independence Samplers J. M. Keith a,1,2

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    Kroese, Dirk P.

    Adaptive Independence Samplers J. M. Keith a,1,2 , D. P. Kroese b,1 , G. Yu. Sofronov b,1, a and mixing properties. One way to accelerate convergence and mixing is to adapt the proposal distribution in light of previously sampled points, thus increasing the prob- ability of acceptance. In this paper, we

  17. New World cattle show ancestry from multiple independent domestication events

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    Hillis, David

    New World cattle show ancestry from multiple independent domestication events Emily Jane Mc December 17, 2012) Previous archeological and genetic research has shown that modern cattle breeds in taurine and indicine lines of cattle, respectively. American descendants of cattle brought by European

  18. Independent Scientific Review Panel for the Northwest Power Planning Council

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    Independent Scientific Review Panel for the Northwest Power Planning Council 851 SW 6th Avenue memorandum, the Northwest Power Planning Council (Council) requested that the ISRP conduct additional review in which TPL would purchase the property from the developer, convey the conservation easement to WDFW

  19. Dependence and independence in automatic speech recognition and synthesis

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    Edinburgh, University of

    . In building such models, deciding what factors are dependent and what are independent (in a statistical sense Preprint submitted to Elsevier Science 24 June 2003 #12;and a multivariate Gaussian probability density-size corpus. The multivariate Gaussian probability density function is used to model the distribution

  20. Detecting Subject Boundaries Within Text: A Language Independent Statistical Approach

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Detecting Subject Boundaries Within Text: A Language Independent Statistical Approach Korin describe here an algorithm for detect­ ing subject boundaries within text based on a statistical lexical assumptions is that a change in subject is accompanied by a change in vo­ cabulary. Using this assumption

  1. The electronic structure of heavy fermions: Narrow temperature independent bands

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    Arko, A.J.; Joyce, J.J.; Smith, J.L.; Andrews, A.B.

    1996-08-01

    The electronic structure of both Ce and U heavy fermions appears to consist of extremely narrow temperature independent bands. There is no evidence from photoemission for a collective phenomenon normally referred to as the Kondo resonance. In uranium compounds a small dispersion of the bands is easily measurable.

  2. Jacobi Iteration for Spatially Constrained Independent Component Analysis

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    Department of Electrical Engineering, ESAT-SCD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium 2 ETIS (CNRS by the brain. Un- fortunately, eye artifacts often contaminate EEG recordings. Independent Component Analysis (Nie- dermeyer and da Silva 2005). These artifacts complicate the interpretation of the EEG. For eye

  3. Heading Off Correlated Failures through Independence-as-a-Service

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    Haller, Gary L.

    Heading Off Correlated Failures through Independence-as-a-Service Ennan Zhai1 Ruichuan Chen2, David Losses Data Center Outages Generate Big Losses Downtime in a data center can cost an average of $505 Operational Trends Report #12;Service Outage Losses Data Center Outages Generate Big Losses Downtime in a data

  4. Independent Scientific Advisory Board Review of NOAA Fisheries'

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    ....................................................................................14 3.1: SNAKE RIVER BASIN FALL CHINOOK SALMON RUN RECONSTRUCTION AS A BASIS FOR MULTISTAGE STOCK Populations in the Interior Columbia River Basin (June 28, 2013 draft) ISAB 2013-5 October 18, 2013 #12;Independent Scientific Advisory Board for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Columbia River Basin

  5. Time to Go Solar with Solarize U Gain energy independence

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    Royer, Dana

    #12;Time to Go Solar with Solarize U · Gain energy independence · Have more disposable income for solar, insulation or other measures · Home Energy Solutions (HES) program offered through UI for solar For information on programs and financing to help you reduce energy use and save money, please

  6. A Cultural Interpretation of the South Korean Independent Cinema Movement, 1975-2004

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    Park, Nohchool

    2009-04-14

    A Cultural Interpretation of the South Korean Independent Cinema Movement, 1975-2004 examines the origin and development of the independent cinema movement in South Korea. The independent cinema movement refers to the films, film theories, film...

  7. Potential Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Savings at Schools in the Ft. Worth Independent School District 

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    Liu, M.; Reddy, T. A.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

    1993-01-01

    As part of the Texas LoanSTAR program, 44 schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) had lighting retrofits performed on there in late 1991. The Energy Systems Laboratory of Texas A&M University is monitoring hourly energy use...

  8. Using time separation of signals to obtain independent proton and antiproton beam position measurements around the Tevatron

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    Webber, R.; /Fermilab

    2005-05-01

    Independent position measurement of the counter-circulating proton and antiproton beams in the Tevatron, never supported by the original Tevatron Beam Position Monitor (BPM) system, presents a challenge to upgrading that system. This paper discusses the possibilities and complications of using time separation of proton and antiproton signals at the numerous BPM locations and for the dynamic Tevatron operating conditions. Results of measurements using one such method are presented.

  9. Growth and Characterization of MBE Parametric Variations Upon Polarization Independent Strained Films

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    Theda Daniels-Race

    2003-04-30

    This project was designed to comprehensively investigate the effects of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth variations upon tensile-strained films. Using two dimensional (2-D) structures, such as quantum wells of variable configurations, we worked to observe the electro-optical response of polarization independence. The latter had been studied for compressively strained systems. However, the proof of principle for the feasibility of tensile-strained single and double quantum wells, particularly in the GaAs as opposed to the InP material system, had been much less investigated by comparison. The significance of this project, from a Basic Energy Sciences perspective, has been in its contribution to the understanding of how MBE parameters and sample design effect the physics of strained materials which themselves have been tailored to react with polarization insensitivity. Fundamental issues of materials structure control, growth parameter modifications, and characterization methods were investigated. Both single and double quantum well systems were used with both symmetric and asymmetric well widths for the latter. In this work, we essentially investigated both the growth of and potential applications for quantum based structures that use tensile strain to induce polarization independence.

  10. Independent Technical Review of In-Tank Precipitation (ITP) at the Savannah River Site

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    Not Available

    1993-06-01

    An Independent Technical Review of In-Tank Precipitation (ITP) and Extended Sludge Processing (ESP) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) was carried out in March, 1993. The review focused on ITP/ESP equipment and chemical processes, integration of ITP/ESP within the High Level Waste (HLW) and Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) systems, and management and regulatory concerns. Following the ITR executive summary, this report includes: Chapter I--summary assessment; Chapter II--recommendations; and Chapter III--technical evaluations.

  11. A model-independent confirmation of the $Z(4430)^-$ state

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    LHCb collaboration; R. Aaij; B. Adeva; M. Adinolfi; A. Affolder; Z. Ajaltouni; S. Akar; J. Albrecht; F. Alessio; M. Alexander; S. Ali; G. Alkhazov; P. Alvarez Cartelle; A. A. Alves Jr; S. Amato; S. Amerio; Y. Amhis; L. An; L. Anderlini; J. Anderson; G. Andreassi; M. Andreotti; J. E. Andrews; R. B. Appleby; O. Aquines Gutierrez; F. Archilli; P. d'Argent; A. Artamonov; M. Artuso; E. Aslanides; G. Auriemma; M. Baalouch; S. Bachmann; J. J. Back; A. Badalov; C. Baesso; W. Baldini; R. J. Barlow; C. Barschel; S. Barsuk; W. Barter; V. Batozskaya; V. Battista; A. Bay; L. Beaucourt; J. Beddow; F. Bedeschi; I. Bediaga; L. J. Bel; V. Bellee; N. Belloli; I. Belyaev; E. Ben-Haim; G. Bencivenni; S. Benson; J. Benton; A. Berezhnoy; R. Bernet; A. Bertolin; M. -O. Bettler; M. van Beuzekom; A. Bien; S. Bifani; P. Billoir; T. Bird; A. Birnkraut; A. Bizzeti; T. Blake; F. Blanc; J. Blouw; S. Blusk; V. Bocci; A. Bondar; N. Bondar; W. Bonivento; S. Borghi; M. Borsato; T. J. V. Bowcock; E. Bowen; C. Bozzi; S. Braun; M. Britsch; T. Britton; J. Brodzicka; N. H. Brook; E. Buchanan; C. Burr; A. Bursche; J. Buytaert; S. Cadeddu; R. Calabrese; M. Calvi; M. Calvo Gomez; P. Campana; D. Campora Perez; L. Capriotti; A. Carbone; G. Carboni; R. Cardinale; A. Cardini; P. Carniti; L. Carson; K. Carvalho Akiba; G. Casse; L. Cassina; L. Castillo Garcia; M. Cattaneo; Ch. Cauet; G. Cavallero; R. Cenci; M. Charles; Ph. Charpentier; M. Chefdeville; S. Chen; S. -F. Cheung; N. Chiapolini; M. Chrzaszcz; X. Cid Vidal; G. Ciezarek; P. E. L. Clarke; M. Clemencic; H. V. Cliff; J. Closier; V. Coco; J. Cogan; E. Cogneras; V. Cogoni; L. Cojocariu; G. Collazuol; P. Collins; A. Comerma-Montells; A. Contu; A. Cook; M. Coombes; S. Coquereau; G. Corti; M. Corvo; B. Couturier; G. A. Cowan; D. C. Craik; A. Crocombe; M. Cruz Torres; S. Cunliffe; R. Currie; C. D'Ambrosio; E. Dall'Occo; J. Dalseno; P. N. Y. David; A. Davis; O. De Aguiar Francisco; K. De Bruyn; S. De Capua; M. De Cian; J. M. De Miranda; L. De Paula; P. De Simone; C. -T. Dean; D. Decamp; M. Deckenhoff; L. Del Buono; N. Déléage; M. Demmer; D. Derkach; O. Deschamps; F. Dettori; B. Dey; A. Di Canto; F. Di Ruscio; H. Dijkstra; S. Donleavy; F. Dordei; M. Dorigo; A. Dosil Suárez; D. Dossett; A. Dovbnya; K. Dreimanis; L. Dufour; G. Dujany; F. Dupertuis; P. Durante; R. Dzhelyadin; A. Dziurda; A. Dzyuba; S. Easo; U. Egede; V. Egorychev; S. Eidelman; S. Eisenhardt; U. Eitschberger; R. Ekelhof; L. Eklund; I. El Rifai; Ch. Elsasser; S. Ely; S. Esen; H. M. Evans; T. Evans; A. Falabella; C. Färber; N. Farley; S. Farry; R. Fay; D. Ferguson; V. Fernandez Albor; F. Ferrari; F. Ferreira Rodrigues; M. Ferro-Luzzi; S. Filippov; M. Fiore; M. Fiorini; M. Firlej; C. Fitzpatrick; T. Fiutowski; K. Fohl; P. Fol; M. Fontana; F. Fontanelli; R. Forty; M. Frank; C. Frei; M. Frosini; J. Fu; E. Furfaro; A. Gallas Torreira; D. Galli; S. Gallorini; S. Gambetta; M. Gandelman; P. Gandini; Y. Gao; J. García Pardiñas; J. Garra Tico; L. Garrido; D. Gascon; C. Gaspar; R. Gauld; L. Gavardi; G. Gazzoni; D. Gerick; E. Gersabeck; M. Gersabeck; T. Gershon; Ph. Ghez; S. Gianì; V. Gibson; O. G. Girard; L. Giubega; V. V. Gligorov; C. Göbel; D. Golubkov; A. Golutvin; A. Gomes; C. Gotti; M. Grabalosa Gándara; R. Graciani Diaz; L. A. Granado Cardoso; E. Graugés; E. Graverini; G. Graziani; A. Grecu; E. Greening; S. Gregson; P. Griffith; L. Grillo; O. Grünberg; B. Gui; E. Gushchin; Yu. Guz; T. Gys; T. Hadavizadeh; C. Hadjivasiliou; G. Haefeli; C. Haen; S. C. Haines; S. Hall; B. Hamilton; X. Han; S. Hansmann-Menzemer; N. Harnew; S. T. Harnew; J. Harrison; J. He; T. Head; V. Heijne; K. Hennessy; P. Henrard; L. Henry; E. van Herwijnen; M. Heß; A. Hicheur; D. Hill; M. Hoballah; C. Hombach; W. Hulsbergen; T. Humair; N. Hussain; D. Hutchcroft; D. Hynds; M. Idzik; P. Ilten; R. Jacobsson; A. Jaeger; J. Jalocha; E. Jans; A. Jawahery; F. Jing; M. John; D. Johnson; C. R. Jones; C. Joram; B. Jost; N. Jurik; S. Kandybei; W. Kanso; M. Karacson; T. M. Karbach; S. Karodia; M. Kecke; M. Kelsey; I. R. Kenyon; M. Kenzie; T. Ketel; E. Khairullin; B. Khanji; C. Khurewathanakul; S. Klaver; K. Klimaszewski; O. Kochebina; M. Kolpin; I. Komarov; R. F. Koopman; P. Koppenburg; M. Kozeiha; L. Kravchuk; K. Kreplin; M. Kreps; G. Krocker; P. Krokovny; F. Kruse; W. Krzemien; W. Kucewicz; M. Kucharczyk; V. Kudryavtsev; A. K. Kuonen; K. Kurek; T. Kvaratskheliya; D. Lacarrere; G. Lafferty; A. Lai; D. Lambert; G. Lanfranchi; C. Langenbruch; B. Langhans; T. Latham; C. Lazzeroni; R. Le Gac; J. van Leerdam; J. -P. Lees; R. Lefèvre; A. Leflat; J. Lefrançois; E. Lemos Cid; O. Leroy; T. Lesiak; B. Leverington; Y. Li; T. Likhomanenko; M. Liles; R. Lindner; C. Linn; F. Lionetto; B. Liu; X. Liu; D. Loh; I. Longstaff; J. H. Lopes; D. Lucchesi; M. Lucio Martinez; H. Luo; A. Lupato; E. Luppi; O. Lupton; A. Lusiani; F. Machefert; F. Maciuc; O. Maev; K. Maguire

    2015-10-07

    The decay $B^0\\to \\psi(2S) K^+\\pi^-$ is analyzed using $\\rm 3~fb^{-1}$ of $pp$ collision data collected with the LHCb detector. A model-independent description of the $\\psi(2S) \\pi$ mass spectrum is obtained, using as input the $K\\pi$ mass spectrum and angular distribution derived directly from data, without requiring a theoretical description of resonance shapes or their interference. The hypothesis that the $\\psi(2S)\\pi$ mass spectrum can be described in terms of $K\\pi$ reflections alone is rejected with more than 8$\\sigma$ significance. This provides confirmation, in a model-independent way, of the need for an additional resonant component in the mass region of the $Z(4430)^-$ exotic state.

  12. Model- and calibration-independent test of cosmic acceleration

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    Marina Seikel; Dominik J. Schwarz

    2009-01-27

    We present a calibration-independent test of the accelerated expansion of the universe using supernova type Ia data. The test is also model-independent in the sense that no assumptions about the content of the universe or about the parameterization of the deceleration parameter are made and that it does not assume any dynamical equations of motion. Yet, the test assumes the universe and the distribution of supernovae to be statistically homogeneous and isotropic. A significant reduction of systematic effects, as compared to our previous, calibration-dependent test, is achieved. Accelerated expansion is detected at significant level (4.3 sigma in the 2007 Gold sample, 7.2 sigma in the 2008 Union sample) if the universe is spatially flat. This result depends, however, crucially on supernovae with a redshift smaller than 0.1, for which the assumption of statistical isotropy and homogeneity is less well established.

  13. Independent Loop Invariants for 2+1 Gravity

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    R. Loll

    1994-08-03

    We identify an explicit set of complete and independent Wilson loop invariants for 2+1 gravity on a three-manifold $M=\\R\\times\\Sigma^g$, with $\\Sigma^g$ a compact oriented Riemann surface of arbitrary genus $g$. In the derivation we make use of a global cross section of the $PSU(1,1)$-principal bundle over Teichm\\"uller space given in terms of Fenchel-Nielsen coordinates.

  14. Cosmology via Metric-Independent Volume-Form Dynamics

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    Guendelman, Eduardo; Pacheva, Svetlana

    2015-01-01

    The method of non-Riemannian volume-forms (metric-independent covariant integration measure densities on the spacetime manifold) is applied to construct a unified model of dynamical dark energy plus dark matter as a dust fluid resulting from a hidden Noether symmetry of the pertinent scalar field Lagrangian. Canonical Hamiltonian treatment and Wheeler-DeWitt quantization of the latter model are briefly discussed.

  15. AdS/CFT and Large-N Volume Independence

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    Poppitz, Erich; Unsal, Mithat; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2010-08-26

    We study the Eguchi-Kawai reduction in the strong-coupling domain of gauge theories via the gravity dual of N=4 super-Yang-Mills on R{sup 3} x S{sup 1}. We show that D-branes geometrize volume independence in the center-symmetric vacuum and give supergravity predictions for the range of validity of reduced large-N models at strong coupling.

  16. Independent Oversight Review of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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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 DeliciousMathematicsEnergy HeadquartersFuelBConservation StandardsEnergy In2008 | Department ofIndependent-

  17. Towards a model independent approach to fragmentation functions

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    Christova, Ekaterina; Leader, Elliot [Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Sofia (Bulgaria); Imperial College, London (United Kingdom)

    2009-01-01

    We show that the difference cross sections in unpolarized semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering e+N{yields}e+h+X and pp hadron production p+p{yields}h+X determine independently in a model independent way, in any order in QCD, the two fragmentation functions (FFs): D{sub u}{sup h-h} and D{sub d}{sup h-h}, h={pi}{sup {+-}}, K{sup {+-}} or a sum over charged hadrons. If both K{sup {+-}} and K{sub s}{sup 0} are measured, then e{sup +}e{sup -}{yields}K+X, e+N{yields}e+K+X, and p+p{yields}K+X present independent measurements of just one FF: D{sub u-d}{sup K{sup +}}{sup +K{sup -}}. The above results allow one to test the existing parametrizations, obtained with various different assumptions about the FFs, and to test the Q{sup 2} evolution and factorization.

  18. A Model Independent Approach for Determining the Fragmentation Functions

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    Christova, Ekaterina [Institute for Nuclear research and Nuclear Energy, Sofia (Bulgaria); Leader, Elliot [Imperial College, London (United Kingdom)

    2009-08-04

    We show that the difference cross sections in unpolarized semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering (SIDIS)e+N{yields}e+h+X and pp hadron production p+p{yields}h+X determine independently in a model independent way, in any order in Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the two FFs: D{sub u}{sup h-h-bar} and D{sub d}{sup h-h-bar}, h = {pi}{sup {+-}}, K{sup {+-}} or a sum over charged hadrons. If both K{sup {+-}} and K{sub 2}{sup 0} are measured, then e{sup +}e{sup -}{yields}K+X, e+N{yields}e+K+X and p+p{yields}K+X present independent measurements of just one FF: D{sub u-d}{sup K{sup +}+K{sup -}}. The above results allow to test the existing parameterizations, obtained with various different assumptions about the FFs, and to test the Q{sup 2} evolution and factorization.

  19. Background independent exact renormalization group for conformally reduced gravity

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    Juergen A. Dietz; Tim R. Morris

    2015-04-27

    Within the conformally reduced gravity model, where the metric is parametrised by a function $f(\\phi)$ of the conformal factor $\\phi$, we keep dependence on both the background and fluctuation fields, to local potential approximation and $\\mathcal{O}(\\partial^2)$ respectively, making no other approximation. Explicit appearances of the background metric are then dictated by realising a remnant diffeomorphism invariance. The standard non-perturbative Renormalization Group (RG) scale $k$ is inherently background dependent, which we show in general forbids the existence of RG fixed points with respect to $k$. By utilising transformations that follow from combining the flow equations with the modified split Ward identity, we uncover a unique background independent notion of RG scale, $\\hat k$. The corresponding RG flow equations are then not only explicitly background independent along the entire RG flow but also explicitly independent of the form of $f$. In general $f(\\phi)$ is forced to be scale dependent and needs to be renormalised, but if this is avoided then $k$-fixed points are allowed and furthermore they coincide with $\\hat k$-fixed points.

  20. An ideal independent source as an equivalent 1-port

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    Emanuel Gluskin; Anatoly Patlakh

    2011-08-24

    We consider a 1-port, not necessarily linear, with a dependent source, appearing at the port. The control of the source is entirely internal for the 1-port. If this source is a parallel voltage source, then the equivalent circuit is an ideal independent voltage source, and if it is a series current source, then the equivalent circuit is an ideal independent current source. (As usual, "ideal" source is defined as a source whose proposed function is independent of the load.) In the simple LTI case, these results can be obtained, respectively, by either taking RTh zero in the Thevenin equivalent, or taking RN infinite in the Norton equivalent; however the very fact that the final circuits do not include any linear elements indicates the possibility of generalization to nonlinear 1-ports. Some limitations on the circuit's structure (functional dependencies in it) are required, and the clearness of these limitations, i.e. clearness of the conditions for the 1-port to be an ideal source for any load, is the aesthetical point.

  1. On the gauge independence of the fermion pole mass

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    Ashok K. Das; R. R. Francisco; J. Frenkel

    2013-08-23

    We study the question of complete gauge independence of the fermion pole mass by choosing a general class of gauge fixing which interpolates between the covariant, the axial and the Coulomb gauges for different values of the gauge fixing parameters. We derive the Nielsen identity describing the gauge parameter variation of the fermion two point function in this general class of gauges. Furthermore, we relate the denominator of the fermion propagator to the two point function. This then allows us to study directly the gauge parameter dependence of the denominator of the propa- gator using the Nielsen identity for the two point function. This leads to a simple proof that, when infrared divergences and mass shell singularities are not present at the pole, the fermion pole mass is gauge independent, in the complete sense, to all orders in perturbation theory. Namely, the pole is not only independent of the gauge fixing parameters, but has also the same value in both covariant and non-covariant gauges.

  2. US-VISIT Independent Verification and Validation Project: Test Bed Establishment Report

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    Jensen, N W; Gansemer, J D

    2011-01-21

    This document describes the computational and data systems available at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for use on the US-VISIT Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) project. This system - composed of data, software and hardware - is designed to be as close as a representation of the operational ADIS system as is required to verify and validate US-VISIT methodologies. It is not required to reproduce the computational capabilities of the enterprise-class operational system. During FY10, the test bed was simplified from the FY09 version by reducing the number of database host computers from three to one, significantly reducing the maintenance and overhead while simultaneously increasing system throughput. During the current performance period, a database transfer was performed as a set of Data Pump Export files. The previous RMAN backup from 2007 required the availability of an AIX system which is not required when using data pump. Due to efficiencies in the new system and process, loading of the database refresh was able to be accomplished in a much shorter time frame than was previously required. The FY10 Oracle Test Bed now consists of a single Linux platform hosting two Oracle databases including the 2007 copy as well as the October 2010 refresh.

  3. A demonstration of scheme independence in scalar ERGs

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    Arnone, S; Morris, T R; Arnone, Stefano; Gatti, Antonio; Morris, Tim R.

    2002-01-01

    The standard demand for the quantum partition function to be invariant under the renormalization group transformation results in a general class of exact renormalization group equations, different in the form of the kernel. Physical quantities should not be sensitive to the particular choice of the kernel. Such scheme independence is elegantly illustrated in the scalar case by showing that, even with a general kernel, the one-loop beta function may be expressed only in terms of the effective action vertices, and in this way the universal result is recovered.

  4. A demonstration of scheme independence in scalar ERGs

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    Stefano Arnone; Antonio Gatti; Tim R. Morris

    2002-05-15

    The standard demand for the quantum partition function to be invariant under the renormalization group transformation results in a general class of exact renormalization group equations, different in the form of the kernel. Physical quantities should not be sensitive to the particular choice of the kernel. Such scheme independence is elegantly illustrated in the scalar case by showing that, even with a general kernel, the one-loop beta function may be expressed only in terms of the effective action vertices, and in this way the universal result is recovered.

  5. An RF dosimeter for independent SAR measurement in MRI scanners

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    Qian, Di; Bottomley, Paul A.; El-Sharkawy, AbdEl-Monem M.; Edelstein, William A.

    2013-12-15

    Purpose: The monitoring and management of radio frequency (RF) exposure is critical for ensuring magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safety. Commercial MRI scanners can overestimate specific absorption rates (SAR) and improperly restrict clinical MRI scans or the application of new MRI sequences, while underestimation of SAR can lead to tissue heating and thermal injury. Accurate scanner-independent RF dosimetry is essential for measuring actual exposure when SAR is critical for ensuring regulatory compliance and MRI safety, for establishing RF exposure while evaluating interventional leads and devices, and for routine MRI quality assessment by medical physicists. However, at present there are no scanner-independent SAR dosimeters. Methods: An SAR dosimeter with an RF transducer comprises two orthogonal, rectangular copper loops and a spherical MRI phantom. The transducer is placed in the magnet bore and calibrated to approximate the resistive loading of the scanner's whole-body birdcage RF coil for human subjects in Philips, GE and Siemens 3 tesla (3T) MRI scanners. The transducer loop reactances are adjusted to minimize interference with the transmit RF field (B{sub 1}) at the MRI frequency. Power from the RF transducer is sampled with a high dynamic range power monitor and recorded on a computer. The deposited power is calibrated and tested on eight different MRI scanners. Whole-body absorbed power vs weight and body mass index (BMI) is measured directly on 26 subjects. Results: A single linear calibration curve sufficed for RF dosimetry at 127.8 MHz on three different Philips and three GE 3T MRI scanners. An RF dosimeter operating at 123.2 MHz on two Siemens 3T scanners required a separate transducer and a slightly different calibration curve. Measurement accuracy was ?3%. With the torso landmarked at the xiphoid, human adult whole?body absorbed power varied approximately linearly with patient weight and BMI. This indicates that whole-body torso SAR is on average independent of the imaging subject, albeit with fluctuations. Conclusions: Our 3T RF dosimeter and transducers accurately measure RF exposure in body-equivalent loads and provide scanner-independent assessments of whole-body RF power deposition for establishing safety compliance useful for MRI sequence and device testing.

  6. A novel electron gun with an independently addressable cathode array.

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    Rudys, Joseph Matthew; Reed, Kim Warren; Peña, Gary Edward; Schneider, Larry X.

    2006-08-01

    The design of a novel electron gun with an array of independently addressable cathode elements is presented. Issues relating to operation in a 6.5 Tesla axial magnetic field are discussed. Simulations with the TriComp [1] electromagnetic field code that were used to determine the space charge limited tube characteristic and to model focusing of the electron beam in the magnetic field are reviewed. Foil heating and stress calculations are discussed. The results of CYLTRAN [2] simulations yielding the energy spectrum of the electron beam and the current transmitted through the foil window are presented.

  7. Reliable Gas Turbine Output: Attaining Temperature Independent Performance 

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    Neeley, J. E.; Patton, S.; Holder, F.

    1992-01-01

    stream_source_info ESL-IE-92-04-10.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 16831 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name ESL-IE-92-04-10.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 RELIABLE GAS TURBINE... OUTPUT; ATTAINING TEMPERATURE INDEPENDENT PERFORMANCE James E. Neeley, P.E. Power Plant Engineer Public Utility Commission of Texas Austin, Texas ABSTRACT Improvements in gas turbine efficiency, coupled with dropping gas prices, has made gas...

  8. Hydrogen Production Cost Estimate Using Biomass Gasification: Independent Review

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    2011-10-01

    This independent review is the conclusion arrived at from data collection, document reviews, interviews and deliberation from December 2010 through April 2011 and the technical potential of Hydrogen Production Cost Estimate Using Biomass Gasification. The Panel reviewed the current H2A case (Version 2.12, Case 01D) for hydrogen production via biomass gasification and identified four principal components of hydrogen levelized cost: CapEx; feedstock costs; project financing structure; efficiency/hydrogen yield. The panel reexamined the assumptions around these components and arrived at new estimates and approaches that better reflect the current technology and business environments.

  9. Resolution-independent surface rendering using programmable graphics hardware

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Loop, Charles T. (Bellevue, WA); Blinn, James Frederick (Bellevue, WA)

    2008-12-16

    Surfaces defined by a Bezier tetrahedron, and in particular quadric surfaces, are rendered on programmable graphics hardware. Pixels are rendered through triangular sides of the tetrahedra and locations on the shapes, as well as surface normals for lighting evaluations, are computed using pixel shader computations. Additionally, vertex shaders are used to aid interpolation over a small number of values as input to the pixel shaders. Through this, rendering of the surfaces is performed independently of viewing resolution, allowing for advanced level-of-detail management. By individually rendering tetrahedrally-defined surfaces which together form complex shapes, the complex shapes can be rendered in their entirety.

  10. Computing model independent perturbations in dark energy and modified gravity

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    Battye, Richard A. [Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Pearson, Jonathan A., E-mail: richard.battye@manchester.ac.uk, E-mail: jonathan.pearson@durham.ac.uk [Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)

    2014-03-01

    We present a methodology for computing model independent perturbations in dark energy and modified gravity. This is done from the Lagrangian for perturbations, by showing how field content, symmetries, and physical principles are often sufficient ingredients for closing the set of perturbed fluid equations. The fluid equations close once ''equations of state for perturbations'' are identified: these are linear combinations of fluid and metric perturbations which construct gauge invariant entropy and anisotropic stress perturbations for broad classes of theories. Our main results are the proof of the equation of state for perturbations presented in a previous paper, and the development of the required calculational tools.

  11. Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Tank Farms- November 2011

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Review of Hanford Tank Farms Safety Basis Amendment for Double-Shell Tank Ventilation System Upgrades

  12. Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- September 2011

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    Review of Integrated Safety Management System Effectiveness at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  13. A method for online verification of adapted fields using an independent dose monitor

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    Chang Jina; Norrlinger, Bernhard D.; Heaton, Robert K.; Jaffray, David A.; Cho, Young-Bin; Islam, Mohammad K.; Mahon, Robert

    2013-07-15

    Purpose: Clinical implementation of online adaptive radiotherapy requires generation of modified fields and a method of dosimetric verification in a short time. We present a method of treatment field modification to account for patient setup error, and an online method of verification using an independent monitoring system.Methods: The fields are modified by translating each multileaf collimator (MLC) defined aperture in the direction of the patient setup error, and magnifying to account for distance variation to the marked isocentre. A modified version of a previously reported online beam monitoring system, the integral quality monitoring (IQM) system, was investigated for validation of adapted fields. The system consists of a large area ion-chamber with a spatial gradient in electrode separation to provide a spatially sensitive signal for each beam segment, mounted below the MLC, and a calculation algorithm to predict the signal. IMRT plans of ten prostate patients have been modified in response to six randomly chosen setup errors in three orthogonal directions.Results: A total of approximately 49 beams for the modified fields were verified by the IQM system, of which 97% of measured IQM signal agree with the predicted value to within 2%.Conclusions: The modified IQM system was found to be suitable for online verification of adapted treatment fields.

  14. Review of the Los Alamos Site Office Safety System Oversight...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    SET Safety Engineering Team SSO Safety System Oversight 1 Independent Oversight Review of the Los Alamos Site Office Safety System Oversight Program Self-Assessment 1.0...

  15. Retrofit Savings Determination for Wichita Falls Independent School District 

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    Shao, X.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Claridge, D. E.

    2001-01-01

    Laboratory Wichita Falls ISD Texas A&M University Carrigan Center Energy Systems Laboratory Texas Engineering Experiment station Wichita Falls ISD Texas A&M University College Station. TX Carrigan Center Energy Systems Laboratory Wichita Falls ISO Texas A...&M University Denver Center Energy Systems Laboratory Texas Engineering Experiment Station Wichita Falls ISD Texas A&M University College station. TX Denver Center Energy Systems Laboratory Wichita Falls ISO Texas A&M University Fannin Elementary Energy Systems...

  16. Nuclear Safety Design Principles & the Concept of Independence: Insights from Nuclear Weapon Safety for Other High-Consequence Applications.

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    Brewer, Jeffrey D.

    2014-05-01

    Insights developed within the U.S. nuclear weapon system safety community may benefit system safety design, assessment, and management activities in other high consequence domains. The approach of assured nuclear weapon safety has been developed that uses the Nuclear Safety Design Principles (NSDPs) of incompatibility, isolation, and inoperability to design safety features, organized into subsystems such that each subsystem contributes to safe system responses in independent and predictable ways given a wide range of environmental contexts. The central aim of the approach is to provide a robust technical basis for asserting that a system can meet quantitative safety requirements in the widest context of possible adverse or accident environments, while using the most concise arrangement of safety design features and the fewest number of specific adverse or accident environment assumptions. Rigor in understanding and applying the concept of independence is crucial for the success of the approach. This paper provides a basic description of the assured nuclear weapon safety approach, in a manner that illustrates potential application to other domains. There is also a strong emphasis on describing the process for developing a defensible technical basis for the independence assertions between integrated safety subsystems.

  17. An industry view of the new technology and inventions needed by the independent petroleum industry by 2025

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    Oltz, D.F. [Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States)

    1994-12-31

    In order to remain competitive, the U.S. independent oil industry will need rapid access to relevant data such as development histories, production data, rock samples, fluid samples, reservoir test data, advanced reservoir characterization, optimized drilling and completion technologies, interpreted geophysical (including seismic) data, and a source of funds derived from investors who can expect a return on their money. State geological surveys, attuned to the needs of local independents, can play a major role in meeting these increasing demands for data availability and data interpretation. Surveys can serve as neutral third parties to aid in collecting data not required to be reported to state governments. The interface between independents and surveys and between surveys and the technology developers and providers will produce technological leaps that may include: Improved reservoir imaging in a digital format that can be readily used by an independent`s PC-based system. Availability of data and information on analogous approaches to solutions of various drilling, completion, reservoir and production problems. Development of MWD technology that will allow comparison of real-time acquisition of reservoir rock and fluid data to geological and engineering analogs such as those developed by researchers at state geological surveys. The oil business is risk-based; the price of oil is determined in the world marketplace. At current levels of technology, well abandonments will increase at a deplorable rate between now and 2025. It is in the nation`s best interest from both the natural resource conservation and national energy policy standpoints to reduce the rate of well abandonments and improve recovery efficiency. This can be accomplished through a focused effort by both state and federal agencies addressing the technological needs of the independent industry.

  18. Fermi 2: Independent safety assessment of refueling outage

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    Arora, H.O. [Detroit Edison, MI (United States)

    1994-12-31

    Industry experience and studies conducted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have shown that plants are susceptible to a variety of events that can challenge safety during shutdowns. While these events have neither posed nor indicated an undue risk to public health and safety, they do serve to underscore the importance of effective outage planning and control. The NUMARC 91-06 guidelines suggest that proper planning and execution of outage activities can reduce the likelihood and consequences of events, which ultimately enhances safety during shutdown. The Fermi 2, Independent Safety Engineering Group (ISEG) is charged with the independent safety review of the refueling outage plan and its implementation. The ISEG is responsible for performing a detailed and critical review of proposed outage plan prior to the start of the outage, maintaining surveillance of the adequacy and consistency of the {open_quotes}defense-in-depth{close_quotes} provided during the outage, reviewing the outage plan changes for potential vulnerabilities that could affect safety functions, and investigating selected events that emerge during the course of the outage.

  19. Independent Scientific Advisory Board for the Northwest Power & Conservation Council,

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    River Basin hydroelectric system. NOAA Fisheries is responsible for federal stewardship of the Nation of the hydroelectric system. The Tribes manage fish and wildlife resources on their respective reservations, are co

  20. Independent Oversight Targeted Review of the Sandia National...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... B-1 i Acronyms ACRRF Annular Core Research Reactor Facility CAP Corrective Action Plan CAS Contractor Assurance System CRAD Criteria,...

  1. Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site- August 2011

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Review of Commercial Grade Dedication Plans for the Safety Instrumented System at the Savannah River Site Waste Solidification Building Project

  2. Independent review of SCDAP/RELAP5 natural circulation calculations

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    Martinez, G.M.; Gross, R.J.; Martinez, M.J.; Rightley, G.S.

    1994-01-01

    A review and assessment of the uncertainties in the calculated response of reactor coolant system natural circulation using the SCDAP/RELAP5 computer code were completed. The SCDAP/RELAP5 calculation modeled a station blackout transient in the Surry nuclear power plant and concluded that primary system depressurization from natural circulation induced primary system failure is more likely than previously thought.

  3. The microlocal spectrum condition, initial value formulations and background independence

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    Alexander Stottmeister; Thomas Thiemann

    2015-04-09

    We analyze the implications of the microlocal spectrum/Hadamard condition for states in a (linear) quantum field theory on a globally hyperbolic spacetime $M$ in the context of a (distributional) initial value formulation. More specifically, we work in a $3+1$-split $M\\cong\\mathbb{R}\\times\\Sigma$ and give a bound, independent of the spacetime metric, on the wave front sets of the initial data for a quasi-free Hadamard state in the quantum field theory defined by a normally hyperbolic differential operator $P$ acting in a vector bundle $E\\stackrel{\\pi}{\\rightarrow}M$. This aims at a possible way to apply the concept of Hadamard states within approaches to quantum field theory/gravity relying on a Hamiltonian formulation, potentially without a (classical) background metric $g$.

  4. Source-independent full waveform inversion of seismic data

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lee, Ki Ha

    2006-02-14

    A set of seismic trace data is collected in an input data set that is first Fourier transformed in its entirety into the frequency domain. A normalized wavefield is obtained for each trace of the input data set in the frequency domain. Normalization is done with respect to the frequency response of a reference trace selected from the set of seismic trace data. The normalized wavefield is source independent, complex, and dimensionless. The normalized wavefield is shown to be uniquely defined as the normalized impulse response, provided that a certain condition is met for the source. This property allows construction of the inversion algorithm disclosed herein, without any source or source coupling information. The algorithm minimizes the error between data normalized wavefield and the model normalized wavefield. The methodology is applicable to any 3-D seismic problem, and damping may be easily included in the process.

  5. New density-independent interactions for nuclear structure calculations

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    K. Bennaceur; J. Dobaczewski; F. Raimondi

    2013-11-06

    We present a new two-body finite-range and momentum-dependent but density-independent effective interaction, which can be interpreted as a regularized zero-range force. We show that no three-body or density-dependent terms are needed for a correct description of saturation properties in infinite matter, that is, on the level of low-energy density functional, the physical three-body effects can be efficiently absorbed in effective two-body terms. The new interaction gives a very satisfying equation of state of nuclear matter and opens up extremely interesting perspectives for the mean-field and beyond-mean-field descriptions of atomic nuclei.

  6. $?$-tempered metadynamics: Artifact independent convergence times for wide hills

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    Bradley M. Dickson

    2015-10-26

    Recent analysis of well-tempered metadynamics (WTmetaD) showed that it converges without mollification artifacts in the bias potential. Here we explore how metadynamics heals mollification artifacts, how healing impacts convergence time, and whether alternative temperings may be used to improve efficiency. We introduce "$\\mu$-tempered" metadynamics as a simple tempering scheme, inspired by a related mollified adaptive biasing potential (mABP), that results in artifact independent convergence of the free energy estimate. We use a toy model to examine the role of artifacts in WTmetaD and solvated alanine dipeptide to compare the well-tempered and $\\mu$-tempered frameworks demonstrating fast convergence for hill widths as large as $60^{\\circ}$ for $\\mu$TmetaD.

  7. Operational-Condition-Independent Criteria Dedicated to Monitoring Wind Turbine Generators: Preprint

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    Yang, W.; Sheng, S.; Court, R.

    2012-08-01

    To date the existing wind turbine condition monitoring technologies and commercially available systems have not been fully accepted for improving wind turbine availability and reducing their operation and maintenance costs. One of the main reasons is that wind turbines are subject to constantly varying loads and operate at variable rotational speeds. As a consequence, the influences of turbine faults and the effects of varying load and speed are coupled together in wind turbine condition monitoring signals. So, there is an urgent need to either introduce some operational condition de-coupling procedures into the current wind turbine condition monitoring techniques or develop a new operational condition independent wind turbine condition monitoring technique to maintain high turbine availability and achieve the expected economic benefits from wind. The purpose of this paper is to develop such a technique. In the paper, three operational condition independent criteria are developed dedicated for monitoring the operation and health condition of wind turbine generators. All proposed criteria have been tested through both simulated and practical experiments. The experiments have shown that these criteria provide a solution for detecting both mechanical and electrical faults occurring in wind turbine generators.

  8. PlatformIndependentModel(PIM)and PlatformSpecificModel(PSM)for

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    Suzuki, Jun

    PlatformIndependentModel(PIM)and PlatformSpecificModel(PSM)for Super Catalog. OMGAdoptedSpecification dtc/03-09-01 #12;#12;PlatformIndependentModel(PIM)and PlatformSpecificModel(PSM

  9. Vista at CDF: Results of a model-independent search for new physics...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Vista at CDF: Results of a model-independent search for new physics in 927 pb**-1 at CDF Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Vista at CDF: Results of a model-independent...

  10. Sleuth at CDF: A Quasi-model-independent search for new electroweak...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Sleuth at CDF: A Quasi-model-independent search for new electroweak scale physics Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Sleuth at CDF: A Quasi-model-independent search for new...

  11. Bayesian and Belief-Functions Formulas for Auditor Independence Risk Assessment

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    Srivastava, Rajendra P.; Mock, Theodore J.; Turner, Jerry L.

    2009-01-01

    This paper illustrates two formulas for assessing independence risk based on the Bayesian and belief-functions frameworks. These formulas can be used to assess the role of threats to auditor independence as well as the role of threat...

  12. Final Report - Independent Confirmatory Survey Summary and Results for the Hematite Decommissioning Project

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    E.N. Bailey

    2009-03-18

    The objectives of the confirmatory surveys were to provide independent contractor field data reviews and to generate independent radiological data for use by the NRC in evaluating the adequacy and accuracy of the licensee’s procedures and survey results.

  13. Motivating communities to shop locally : implications of ethical behavior marketing for independent businesses

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    Kilmer-Neel, Erin B. (Erin Blythe), 1970-

    2004-01-01

    Local independent businesses are critical to the economic health and quality of life of communities. This thesis examines whether marketing can motivate people to consciously and reliably support local independent businesses ...

  14. Independent Verification Survey Report for the Long Island Solar Farm, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York

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    E.M. Harpenau

    2010-11-15

    5119-SR-01-0 INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY REPORT FOR THE LONG ISLAND SOLAR FARM, BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY

  15. Current (2009) State-of-the-Art Hydrogen Production Cost Estimate Using Water Electrolysis: Independent Review

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    Not Available

    2009-09-01

    This independent review examines DOE cost targets for state-of-the art hydrogen production using water electrolysis.

  16. Names for Eg(X) Independence Covariance and Correlation The Expected Value

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    Watkins, Joseph C.

    Names for Eg(X) Independence Covariance and Correlation Topic 8 The Expected Value Functions of Random Variables 1 / 12 #12;Names for Eg(X) Independence Covariance and Correlation Outline Names for Eg(X) Variance and Standard Deviation Independence Covariance and Correlation 2 / 12 #12;Names for Eg

  17. The probable value of the Lovasz-Schrijver relaxations for maximum independent set

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    Krauthgamer, Robert

    Introduction Let G(V, E) be a graph on n vertices. An independent set (a.k.a. stable set) in G is a subset an independent set of maximum size in an input graph G. The independence number (a.k.a. stability number) of G

  18. The probable value of the LovaszSchrijver relaxations for maximum independent set #

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Krauthgamer, Robert

    Introduction Let G(V, E) be a graph on n vertices. An independent set (a.k.a. stable set) in G is a subset an independent set of maximum size in an input graph G. The independence number (a.k.a. stability number) of G

  19. Non-resident Alien Visitor Honorarium Payment EmployeevsIndependent Contractor Worker StatusDetermination&

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    Artemov, Sergei N.

    Non-resident Alien Visitor ­ Honorarium Payment EmployeevsIndependent Contractor Worker Status that an independent contractor relationship exists. A non-resident alien who meets the independent contractor worker-resident Alien Tax Specialist on: ___________________ Icertify to the best of my knowledge that the above

  20. Occupant Response to Window Control Signaling Systems; Appendix C: Mixed-mode Signal Case Study Summary

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    Ackerly, Katie; Brager, Gail

    2011-01-01

    independently of occupant behavior. System Description Thein group 4 because occupant behavior has no bearing on the

  1. Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Salt Waste...

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

    of the Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility Construction Quality and Fire Protection Systems The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and...

  2. U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW

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

    system overall make this progress in analytic and technical aspects of water heating and thermal energy storage something we all can support. The approach proposed by Steffes...

  3. Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Salt Waste...

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    Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility Construction Quality and Fire Protection Systems The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight...

  4. Independent Oversight Review of the Hanford Tank Farms Safety...

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    protection rectifier inspection and system testing, the workers were monitored for heat related stress by their FWS. Additionally, the cautions prescribed to prevent contact...

  5. A Toolkit of Mechanism and Context Independent Widgets

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    Crease, M.C.

    Crease,M.C. Gray,P.D. Brewster,S.A. Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems (Workshop 8, ICSE 2000), Limerick Academic Press

  6. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007: Summary of Provisions (released in AEO2008)

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2008-01-01

    The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was signed into law on December 19, 2007, and became Public Law 110-140. Provisions in EISA2007 that require funding appropriations to be implemented, whose impact is highly uncertain, or that require further specification by federal agencies or Congress are not included in Annual Energy Outlook 2008 (AEO). For example, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) does not try to anticipate policy responses to the many studies required by EISA2007, nor to predict the impact of research and development (R&D) funding authorizations included in the bill. Moreover, AEO2008 does not include any provision that addresses a level of detail beyond that modeled in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS), which was used to develop the AEO2008 projections. AEO2008 addresses only those provisions in EISA2007 that establish specific tax credits, incentives, or standards.

  7. Measurement-device-independent quantum communication with an untrusted source

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    Feihu Xu

    2015-08-05

    Measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution (MDI-QKD) can provide enhanced security, as compared to traditional QKD, and it constitutes an important framework for a quantum network with an untrusted network server. Still, a key assumption in MDI-QKD is that the sources are trusted. We propose here a MDI quantum network with a single untrusted source. We have derived a complete proof of the unconditional security of MDI-QKD with an untrusted source. Using simulations, we have considered various real-life imperfections in its implementation, and the simulation results show that MDI-QKD with an untrusted source provides a key generation rate that is close to the rate of initial MDI-QKD in the asymptotic setting. Our work proves the feasibility of the realization of a quantum network. The network users need only low-cost modulation devices, and they can share both an expensive detector and a complicated laser provided by an untrusted network server.

  8. A DENSITY-INDEPENDENT FORMULATION OF SMOOTHED PARTICLE HYDRODYNAMICS

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    Saitoh, Takayuki R.; Makino, Junichiro

    2013-05-01

    The standard formulation of the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) assumes that the local density distribution is differentiable. This assumption is used to derive the spatial derivatives of other quantities. However, this assumption breaks down at the contact discontinuity. At the contact discontinuity, the density of the low-density side is overestimated while that of the high-density side is underestimated. As a result, the pressure of the low-density (high-density) side is overestimated (underestimated). Thus, unphysical repulsive force appears at the contact discontinuity, resulting in the effective surface tension. This tension suppresses fluid instabilities. In this paper, we present a new formulation of SPH, which does not require the differentiability of density. Instead of the mass density, we adopt the internal energy density (pressure) and its arbitrary function, which are smoothed quantities at the contact discontinuity, as the volume element used for the kernel integration. We call this new formulation density-independent SPH (DISPH). It handles the contact discontinuity without numerical problems. The results of standard tests such as the shock tube, Kelvin-Helmholtz and Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities, point-like explosion, and blob tests are all very favorable to DISPH. We conclude that DISPH solved most of the known difficulties of the standard SPH, without introducing additional numerical diffusion or breaking the exact force symmetry or energy conservation. Our new SPH includes the formulation proposed by Ritchie and Thomas as a special case. Our formulation can be extended to handle a non-ideal gas easily.

  9. Analysis of the Reactor Position Independent Monitor (PIM) Diagnostic

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    Hayes-Sterbenz, Anna Catherine

    2014-07-17

    In this note I analyze the physics determining the proposed reactor position independent monitor (PIM), which is the ratio (240Pu/239Pu)1/3 × (135Cs/137Cs)1/2. The PIM ratios in any reactor fuel is shown to increase monotonically with the time over which the fuel is irradiated. This is because the Cs ratio determines the neutron flux, while the Pu isotopic ratio is determined by the flux times the irradiation time. If the irradiation time for all fuel rods across the reactor is fixed, the PIM ratio is approximately constant in all rods. However, no information can be extracted from the PIM ratio on Pu isotopics unless both the flux (or Cs ratio) and the irradiation time (from, say, Ru isotopics) are known separately, i.e., the PIM ratio is not a fundamental parameter of any reactor. Thus, unless the PIM ratio has been measured for the specific fuel under interrogation, no information can be deduced from measurements or reactor simulations of PIM ratios in different fuel from the same reactor. However, if a PIM measurement has been in one spent fuel rod from a given reactor, all other rods that are known to have been in the reactor for the same irradiation period can be assumed to have approximately the same PIM ratio.

  10. Model-Independent Jets plus Missing Energy Searches

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    Alwall, Johan; Le, My-Phuong; Lisanti, Mariangela; Wacker, Jay G.

    2008-09-22

    We present a proposal for performing model-independent jets plus missing energy searches. Currently, these searches are optimized for mSUGRA and are consequently not sensitive to all kinematically-accessible regions of parameter space. We show that the reach of these searches can be broadened by setting limits on the differential cross section as a function of the total visible energy and the missing energy. These measurements only require knowledge of the relevant Standard Model backgrounds and can be subsequently used to limit any theoretical model of new physics. We apply this approach to an example where gluinos are pair-produced and decay to the LSP through a single-step cascade, and show how sensitivity to different gluino masses is altered by the presence of the decay chain. The analysis is closely based upon the current searches done at the Tevatron and our proposal requires only small modifications to the existing techniques. We find that within the MSSM, the gluino can be as light as 125 GeV. The same techniques are applicable to jets and missing energy searches at the Large Hadron Collider.

  11. Modular turbine airfoil and platform assembly with independent root teeth

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Campbell, Christian X; Davies, Daniel O; Eng, Darryl

    2013-07-30

    A turbine airfoil (22E-H) extends from a shank (23E-H). A platform (30E-H) brackets or surrounds a first portion of the shank (23E-H). Opposed teeth (33, 35) extend laterally from the platform (30E-H) to engage respective slots (50) in a disk. Opposed teeth (25, 27) extend laterally from a second portion of the shank (29) that extends below the platform (30E-H) to engage other slots (52) in the disk. Thus the platform (30E-H) and the shank (23E-H) independently support their own centrifugal loads via their respective teeth. The platform may be formed in two portions (32E-H, 34E-H), that are bonded to each other at matching end-walls (37) and/or via pins (36G) passing through the shank (23E-H). Coolant channels (41, 43) may pass through the shank beside the pins (36G).

  12. Independent Activity Report, Los Alamos Site Office - August...

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

    2010 Los Alamos Site Office Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory TA-55 Fire Suppression System Upgrade to Safety Class The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office...

  13. Independent Oversight Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Number 24590-LAW-M6-LMP-00043002, Rev. 0, LAW Melter Process System Melter 2 Melter Lid Cooling Loop * Specification No. 24590-WTP-3PS-E00X-T0003 Rev. 7, Engineering...

  14. POSITION-INDEPENDENT INTERACTION FOR LARGE HIGH-RESOLUTION DISPLAYS

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    Reiterer, Harald

    very different systems ­ a planar 221 Powerwall and a curved 360° panoramic display. Furthermore, a comparative evaluation study with 16 participants was conducted on the Powerwall to compare the performances

  15. Total Ownership Cost (TOC) Cost as an Independent Variable

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    $ + procurement $ + operation $ + logistical support $ + disposal $ Linked - Indirect Direct Direct Cost Life with the research, development, procurement, operation, logistical support and disposal of an individual weapon, operation, logistical support and disposal of an individual weapon system including the total supporting

  16. Independent Oversight Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    1, including the absence of clear designation of the emergency diesel generator and its fuel oil system as safety significant and non-conservative fire water storage tank sizing...

  17. Pupillary efficient lighting system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Berman, Samuel M. (San Francisco, CA); Jewett, Don L. (Mill Valley, CA)

    1991-01-01

    A lighting system having at least two independent lighting subsystems each with a different ratio of scotopic illumination to photopic illumination. The radiant energy in the visible region of the spectrum of the lighting subsystems can be adjusted relative to each other so that the total scotopic illumination of the combined system and the total photopic illumination of the combined system can be varied independently. The dilation or contraction of the pupil of an eye is controlled by the level of scotopic illumination and because the scotopic and photopic illumination can be separately controlled, the system allows the pupil size to be varied independently of the level of photopic illumination. Hence, the vision process can be improved for a given level of photopic illumination.

  18. The Static Quark Potential from the Gauge Independent Abelian Decomposition

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    Nigel Cundy; Y. M. Cho; Weonjong Lee

    2015-03-24

    We investigate the relationship between colour confinement and the gauge independent Cho-Duan-Ge Abelian decomposition. The decomposition is defined in terms of a colour field $n$; the principle novelty of our study is that we have defined this field in terms of the eigenvectors of the Wilson Loop. This establishes an equivalence between the path ordered integral of the non-Abelian gauge fields with an integral over an Abelian restricted gauge field which is tractable both theoretically and numerically in lattice QCD. We circumvent path ordering without needing an additional path integral. By using Stokes' theorem, we can compute the Wilson Loop in terms of a surface integral over a restricted field strength, and show that the restricted field strength may be dominated by certain structures, which occur when one of the quantities parametrising the colour field $n$ winds itself around a non-analyticity in the colour field. If they exist, these structures will lead to a area law scaling for the Wilson Loop and provide a mechanism for quark confinement. We search for these structures in quenched lattice QCD. We perform the Abelian decomposition, and compare the electric and magnetic fields with the patterns expected theoretically. We find that the restricted field strength is dominated by objects which may be peaks a single lattice spacing in size or extended string-like lines of electromagnetic flux. The objects are not isolated monopoles, as they generate electric fields in addition to magnetic fields, and the fields are not spherically symmetric, but may be either caused by a monopole/anti-monopole condensate, some other types of topological objects or a combination of these. Removing these peaks removes the area law scaling of the string tension, suggesting that they are responsible for confinement.

  19. On the Efficiency of the New York Independent System Operator Market for Transmission

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    947208061, USA.; Emily S. Bartholomew, Senior Research Associate, Electricity Market Studies, Environmental-8061, USA, Chris Marnay, Staff Scientist, Electricity Market Studies, Environmental Energy Technologies of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. Abstract The physical nature of electricity generation and delivery

  20. 1170 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 28, NO. 2, MAY 2013 Independent Distributed Generation Planning

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    Mohsenian-Rad, Hamed

    . Hosseinian, M. Abedi, and Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, Member, IEEE Abstract--Most current regulations allow small investors into DG contracts that can significantly benefit the utility network. In this regard, a new contracts for committed-type DG projects to offset distribution network investment costs. On one hand

  1. Optimal Operation of Independent Storage Systems in Energy and Reserve Markets with High Wind Penetration

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    Mohsenian-Rad, Hamed

    are particularly interested in the case where a significant portion of the power generated in the grid is from wind, energy and reserve markets, wind power integration, stochastic optimization. NOMENCLATURE h, t Indices study in [2] has shown that significant wind power curtailment may become inevitable if more renewable

  2. Datacomp: Locally-independent Adaptive Compression for Real-World Systems

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    Peterson, Peter Andrew Harrington

    2013-01-01

    Differences between “best energy” and “best time” strategiessuggested that the best energy strategy was sufficientlythe “best time” and “best energy” strategies. For example,

  3. Ancillary Services in the United States: Independent System Operator (ISO) Perspective (Presentation)

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    Cochran, J.

    2013-05-01

    The presentation provides an overview of how increasing penetrations of variable renewable energy on the electricity grid are impacting ancillary services markets in the United States.

  4. Datacomp: Locally-independent Adaptive Compression for Real-World Systems

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    Peterson, Peter Andrew Harrington

    2013-01-01

    e.g. , MP3, GIF, JPEG). Politopoulos, et 2008 Tested none,Accessed 28 06 2013]. P. Politopoulos, E. Markatos and S.a timeout elapses. In Politopoulos [31], this timeout (which

  5. Workshop On Definition Extraction 2009 -Borovets, Bulgaria, pages 3339, Language Independent System for Definition Extraction

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    on different corpus get worst. In the case of classification approach one of the main issue to be dealt with is the sparseness of definitions in a corpus. It is a matter of fact that the number of definition bearing sentences] used a balanced corpus where the definition-bearing sentences represent 59% of the whole corpus, while

  6. Language Independent System for Definition Extraction: First Results Using Learning Algorithms

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    Branco, António Horta

    of the main issue to be dealt with is the sparseness of definitions in a corpus. It is a matter of fact that the number of definition bearing sentences is much lesser than the number of sentences to get a balanced data set. For example [8] used a balanced corpus where the definition-bearing sentences

  7. New York Independent System Operator, Inc. Smart Grid Project | Open Energy

    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 on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPI Ventures LtdNeville, Ohio:ArchaeologicalSuffolk, NewInformation

  8. EA-227 New York Independent System Operator Inc | 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 GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPL EnergyPlus, LLC to export electric energy toNRG PowerSplit Rock

  9. A Review of Market Monitoring Activities at U.S. Independent System

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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 n c i p a l De p u t y A s s iof1 of 8(May 1983)

  10. EA-227-A New York Independent System Operator | 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:FinancingPetroleum Based|Department of Energy 8:Final78:20-C NRG Power Marketing EA-220-C

  11. New York Independent System Operator, Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and

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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 DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested Parties -DepartmentAvailable for PublicDepartmentTindall HomesNewNewEnergy

  12. Independent Oversight Review of Integrated Safety Management System Effectiveness at the Livermore Site Office, October 2011

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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 DeliciousMathematicsEnergy HeadquartersFuelBConservation StandardsEnergy In2008 | Department of

  13. Power Independent EMG based Gesture Recognition for Robotics Ling Li, David Looney, Cheolsoo Park, Naveed U. Rehman, and Danilo P. Mandic

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    Kent, University of

    Power Independent EMG based Gesture Recognition for Robotics Ling Li, David Looney, Cheolsoo Park measures are employed to make the system robust to different power levels due to electrode placements. Existing methods have modelled EMG activity based on the difference in power levels measured at select

  14. Polarization-independent optical wavelength filter for channel dropping applications

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Deri, R.J.; Patterson, F.

    1996-05-07

    The polarization dependence of optical wavelength filters is eliminated by using waveguide directional couplers. Material birefringence is used to compensate for the waveguide (electromagnetic) birefringence which is the original cause of the polarization dependence. Material birefringence is introduced in a controllable fashion by replacing bulk waveguide layers by finely layered composites, such as multiple quantum wells using III-V semiconductor materials. The filter has use in wavelength-division multiplexed fiber optic communication systems. This filter has broad application for wavelength-tunable receivers in fiber optic communication links, which may be used for telecommunications, optical computer interconnect links, or fiber optic sensor systems. Since multiple-wavelength systems are increasingly being used for all of these applications, the filter is useable whenever a rapidly tunable, wavelength-filtering receiver is required. 14 figs.

  15. Polarization-independent optical wavelength filter for channel dropping applications

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Deri, Robert J. (Pleasanton, CA); Patterson, Frank (Livermore, CA)

    1996-01-01

    The polarization dependence of optical wavelength filters is eliminated by using waveguide directional couplers. Material birefringence is used to compensate for the waveguide (electromagnetic) birefringence which is the original cause of the polarization dependence. Material birefringence is introduced in a controllable fashion by replacing bulk waveguide layers by finely layered composites, such as multiple quantum wells using III-V semiconductor materials. The filter has use in wavelength-division-multiplexed fiber optic communication systems. This filter has broad application for wavelength-tunable receivers in fiber optic communication links, which may be used for telecommunications, optical computer interconnect links, or fiber optic sensor systems. Since multiple-wavelength systems are increasingly being used for all of these applications, the filter is useable whenever a rapidly tunable, wavelength-filtering receiver is required.

  16. Biomechanics of P-selectin PSGL-1 bonds: Shear threshold and integrin-independent cell adhesion

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    Xiao, Zhihua; Goldsmith, Harry L.; MacIntosh, Fiona A.; Shankaran, Harish; Neelamegham, Sriram

    2006-03-01

    Platelet-leukocyte adhesion may contribute to thrombosis and inflammation. We examined the heterotypic interaction between unactivated neutrophils and either thrombin receptor activating peptide (TRAP) stimulated platelets or P-selectin bearing beads (Ps-beads) in suspension. Cone-plate viscometers were used to apply controlled shear rates from 14-3000/s. Platelet-neutrophil and bead-neutrophil adhesion analysis was performed using both flow cytometry and high-speed videomicroscopy. We observed that while blocking antibodies against either P-selectin or P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) alone inhibited platelet-neutrophil adhesion by ~60% at 140/s, these reagents completely blocked adhesion at 3000/s. Anti-Mac-1 alone did not alter platelet-neutrophil adhesion rates at any shear rate, though in synergy with selectin antagonists it abrogated cell binding. Unstimulated neutrophils avidly bound Ps-beads and activated platelets in an integrin-independent manner, suggesting that purely selectin-dependent cell adhesion is possible. In support of this, antagonists against P-selectin or PSGL-1 dissociated previously formed platelet-neutrophil and Ps-bead neutrophil aggregates under shear in a variety of experimental systems, including in assays performed with whole blood. In studies where medium viscosity and shear rate were varied, a subtle shear threshold for P-selectin PSGL-1 binding was also noted at shear rates<100/s and at force loading rates of ~300pN/sec. Results are discussed in light of biophysical computations that characterize the collision between unequal size particles in linear shear flow. Overall, our studies reveal an integrin-independent regime for cell adhesion that may be physiologically relevant.

  17. Holistic Application Analysis for Update-Independence Charles Garrod

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    Maggs, Bruce M.

    to erase the barrier between the application and DBMS, most work to improve system performance focuses on just the DBMS or the database application individually, maintaining the sep- aration imposed by the DBMS paradigm. In many database applications the interactions between the application and DBMS

  18. Bridging the Gap between Chemical Flooding and Independent Oil Producers

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    Stan McCool; Tony Walton; Paul Willhite; Mark Ballard; Miguel Rondon; Kaixu Song; Zhijun Liu; Shahab Ahmend; Peter Senior

    2012-03-31

    Ten Kanas oil reservoirs/leases were studied through geological and engineering analysis to assess the potential performance of chemical flooding to recover oil. Reservoirs/leases that have been efficiently waterflooded have the highest performance potential for chemical flooding. Laboratory work to identify efficient chemical systems and to test the oil recovery performance of the systems was the major effort of the project. Efficient chemical systems were identified for crude oils from nine of the reservoirs/leases. Oil recovery performance of the identified chemical systems in Berea sandstone rocks showed 90+ % recoveries of waterflood residual oil for seven crude oils. Oil recoveries increased with the amount of chemical injected. Recoveries were less in Indiana limestone cores. One formulation recovered 80% of the tertiary oil in the limestone rock. Geological studies for nine of the oil reservoirs are presented. Pleasant Prairie, Trembley, Vinland and Stewart Oilfields in Kansas were the most favorable of the studied reservoirs for a pilot chemical flood from geological considerations. Computer simulations of the performance of a laboratory coreflood were used to predict a field application of chemical flooding for the Trembley Oilfield. Estimates of field applications indicated chemical flooding is an economically viable technology for oil recovery.

  19. INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY REPORT FOR THE OPERABLE UNIT-1 LANDFILL TRENCHES, MIAMISBURG CLOSURE PROJECT

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    W.C. Adams

    2010-05-24

    INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY REPORT FOR THE OPERABLE UNIT-1 LANDFILL TRENCHES, MIAMISBURG CLOSURE PROJECT, MIAMISBURG, OHIO DCN: 0468-SR-02-0

  20. INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY REPORT OPERABLE UNIT-1 LANDFILL TRENCHES, MIAMISBURG CLOSURE PROJECT

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    W.C. Adams

    2010-07-21

    INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY REPORT FOR THE OPERABLE UNIT-1 LANDFILL TRENCHES, MIAMISBURG CLOSURE PROJECT, MIAMISBURG, OHIO DCN: 0468-SR-03-0

  1. Public Comments on DOE's NOI re Section 934 of the Energy Independence...

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    Public Comments on DOE's NOI re Section 934 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 More Documents & Publications DOE Notice of Inquiry on the Convention on...

  2. ORISE: The Value of Independence, a white paper on DOE Order...

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    the independent verification of nuclear cleanup activities as an added layer of protection for the public to help ensure that former nuclear sites are safe for reuse. While...

  3. Independent Review of the July 8, 2010 Fatality at the Strategic...

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    Independent Review of the July 8, 2010 Fatality at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Bryan Mound Site - May 25, 2011 Addendum closing the Investigation based upon the Galveston...

  4. Sample Request for Proposal: City of Independence, Missouri Home Energy Loan Program Administration

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    A sample competitive procurement procedure to award loan loss reserve funds to a financial institution partner. Author: City of Independence, Missouri

  5. SF6432-NI Fixed Price Contracts with the Newly Independent States...

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    CORPORATION SF 6432-NI (112015) SECTION II STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS WITH THE NEWLY INDEPENDENT STATES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION THE FOLLOWING...

  6. CMC: a machine independent macro preprocessor for minicomputers 

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    Crews, Phillip Lee

    1973-01-01

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS FIGURES CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION CHAPTER Ii SYSTEM DESIGN Consideration of Base Language Consideration of Syntax Text Evaluation p, iii p. vi p. vii p, x p. 1 p. 4 p. 4 p. 17 Considerations of Macro-Time Fa( ilities p. 22 Considerati.... 73 p. 74 p. 76 p. 224 p. 291 FIGURES Figure 1. Macro Header Statement Figure 2. Macro Trailer Statement Figure 3. Macro Prototype Statement Figure 4. Actual Parameter Replacement Figure 5. Figure 6. Concatenation of Formal Parameters...

  7. Independent Control of Sensible and Latent Cooling in Small Buildings 

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    Andrews, J.; Lamontagne, J.; Piraino, M.

    1989-01-01

    increases, the reverse of the normal pattern. Another approach (6) uses a deep evaporator coil coupled with a lower-than-normal air flow rate. This results in a system that can be retrofitted in houses without ductwork to provide central air... buildings. Because of drawbacks of small-scale economics, and because of the cost of metering houses on a time-of-use basis, ice storage has not penetrated the residential market, though it may do so in the future. Each of the equipment options...

  8. Independent External Peer Review for the Clear Creek, Texas Flood Risk

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Independent External Peer Review for the Clear Creek, Texas Flood Risk Management General Institute 505 King Avenue Columbus, OH 43201 for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Risk Management Planning SERVICE (STAS) on Final Independent External Peer Review Report for Clear Creek, Texas Flood Risk

  9. Final Independent External Peer Review Report Cedar River Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Flood Risk

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Final Independent External Peer Review Report Cedar River ­ Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Flood Risk Prepared for Department of the Army U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Risk Management Planning Center) on Final Independent External Peer Review Report Cedar River-Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Flood Risk Management

  10. Final Independent External Peer Review Report for the White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Final Independent External Peer Review Report for the White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Independent External Peer Review Report for the White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Plan PEER REVIEW REPORT for the White Oak Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Plan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY White

  11. Final Independent External Peer Review Report Skagit River Basin Flood Risk Management

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Final Independent External Peer Review Report Skagit River Basin Flood Risk Management General of the Army U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Risk Management Planning Center of Expertise Baltimore District Independent External Peer Review Report Skagit River Basin Flood Risk Management General Investigation, Skagit

  12. Oil Independence: Achievable National Goal or Empty Slogan? Submitted May 25, 2007

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    07--1693 Oil Independence: Achievable National Goal or Empty Slogan? Submitted May 25, 2007 Word-488-2413; email: singhm@anl.gov #12;Greene, Leiby, Patterson, Plotkin and Singh 1 ABSTRACT Oil independence has. A rigorous, measurable definition is proposed: to reduce the costs of oil dependence to less than 1% of GDP

  13. Independent Scientific Review Panel for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council

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    by the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville). The Independent Scientific Review Panel (ISRP) and peer reviewIndependent Scientific Review Panel for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council 851 SW 6 th to the Northwest Power Act directed the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council) to appoint an 11-member

  14. A Large-scale Benchmark Study of Existing Algorithms for Taxonomy-Independent

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    Slatton, Clint

    A Large-scale Benchmark Study of Existing Algorithms for Taxonomy-Independent Microbial Community sequencing technology have created new op- portunities to probe the hidden world of microbes. Taxonomy: pyrosequencing, 16S rRNA, taxonomy independent analysis, massive data, clustering, microbial diversity estimation

  15. Computational Literacy and Fluency: Being Independent of High-Tech Scribes

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    Fischer, Gerhard

    - ingful tasks. They have to rely on "high-tech scribes". This chapter explores new conceptual frameworks1 Computational Literacy and Fluency: Being Independent of High-Tech Scribes Gerhard Fischer and innovative computational environments that support people in becoming independent of "high-tech scribes

  16. Prior-independent Approximation In the last two chapters we discussed mechanism that performed well

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    Fiat, Amos

    5 Prior-independent Approximation In the last two chapters we discussed mechanism that performed is natural when deriving mechanisms for games of in- complete information as the Bayes-Nash equilibrium mechanism with it. The goal of prior-independent mechanism design is to identify a single mech- anism

  17. An intramolecular theory of the mass-independent isotope effect for ozone. I.

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    Hathorn, Bryan C.

    An intramolecular theory of the mass-independent isotope effect for ozone. I. B. C. Hathorn and R-independent isotope effect for ozone formation and dissociation is described. The experiments include the enrichment and asymmetric ozone isotopomers, the enrichment of ozone formed from heavily enriched oxygen isotopes

  18. Root n consistent density estimators for sums of independent random variables

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    Wefelmeyer, Wolfgang

    Root n consistent density estimators for sums of independent random variables Anton Schick > 1 independent and identically distributed random variables can be estimated at the Anton Schick was partially supported by NSF Grant DMS 0072174. 1 #12;2 ANTON SCHICK AND WOLFGANG WEFELMEYER parametric rate n

  19. Independent External Peer Review Report Rough River Dam 18 August 2011 ii

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    #12;Independent External Peer Review Report ­ Rough River Dam 18 August 2011 ii This page intentionally blank. #12;Independent External Peer Review Report ­ Rough River Dam 18 August 2011 iii Table Panel Members B-1 Appendix C ­ Charge for IEPR Panel C-1 List of Figures Figure 1. Rough River Dam 4

  20. Precision displacement reference system

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    Bieg, Lothar F. (Albuquerque, NM); Dubois, Robert R. (Albuquerque, NM); Strother, Jerry D. (Edgewood, NM)

    2000-02-22

    A precision displacement reference system is described, which enables real time accountability over the applied displacement feedback system to precision machine tools, positioning mechanisms, motion devices, and related operations. As independent measurements of tool location is taken by a displacement feedback system, a rotating reference disk compares feedback counts with performed motion. These measurements are compared to characterize and analyze real time mechanical and control performance during operation.

  1. 25.07.01.V1.02 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS Supplements System Policy 25.07 and System Regulation

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    ). The procedure applies to all contracts entered into for services of consultants (engineers, architects, etc.), professional services (bookkeeping services, proposal review, web site creation, etc.), and contractors (heavy to perform unskilled labor, is paid an hourly rate, and is closely supervised, he/she will not meet the test

  2. Results of the independent radiological verification survey at the former Bridgeport Brass Company Facility, Seymour, Connecticut (SSC001)

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    Foley, R.D.; Rice, D.E.; Allred, J.F.; Brown, K.S.

    1995-03-01

    At the request of the USDOE, a team from ORNL conducted an independent radiological verification survey at the former Bridgeport Brass Company Facility, Seymour, Connecticut, from September 1992 to March 1993. Purpose of the survey was to determine whether residual levels of radioactivity inside the Ruffert Building and selected adjacent areas were rmediated to levels below DOE guidelines for FUSRAP sites. The property was contaminated with radioactive residues of {sup 238}U from uranium processing experiments conducted by Reactive Metals, Inc., from 1962 to 1964 for the Atomic Energy Commission. A previous radiological survey did not characterize the entire floor space because equipment which could not be moved at the time made it inaccessible for radiological surveys. During the remediation process, additional areas of elevated radioactivity were discovered under stationary equipment, which required additional remediation and further verification. Results of the independent radiological verification survey confirm that, with the exception of the drain system inside the building, residual uranium contamination has been remediated to levels below DOE guidelines for unrestricted release of property at FUSRAP sites inside and outside the Ruffert Building. However, certain sections of the drain system retain uranium contamination above DOE surface guideline levels. These sections of pipe are addressed in separate, referenced documentation.

  3. Comparison of Two Independent LIDAR-Based Pitch Control Designs

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    Dunne, F.; Schlipf, D.; Pao, L. Y.

    2012-08-01

    Two different lidar-based feedforward controllers have previously been designed for the NREL 5 MW wind turbine model under separate studies. Feedforward controller A uses a finite-impulse-response design, with 5 seconds of preview, and three rotating lidar measurements. Feedforward controller B uses a static-gain design, with the preview time defined by the pitch actuator dynamics, a simulation of a real nacelle-based scanning lidar system, and a lowpass filter defined by the lidar configuration. These controllers are now directly compared under the same lidar configuration, in terms of fatigue load reduction, rotor speed regulation, and power capture. The various differences in design choices are discussed and compared. We also compare frequency plots of individual pitch feedforward and collective pitch feedforward load reductions, and we see that individual pitch feedforward is effective mainly at the once-per-revolution and twice-per-revolution frequencies. We also explain how to determine the required preview time by breaking it down into separate parts, and we then compare it to the expected preview time available.

  4. Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Argonne National Laboratory, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) during April and May 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. This volume of the report provides four technical appendices (C through F) containing detailed results of the OA review. Appendix C provides the results of the review of the application of the core functions of ISM for ANL work activities. Appendix D presents the results of the review of SC, ASO, and ANL feedback and continuous improvement processes and management systems. Appendix E presents the results of the review of essential safety system functionality, and Appendix F presents the results of the review of safety management of the selected focus areas.

  5. Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at DOE Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) during March and April 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. This volume of the report provides four technical appendices (C through F) containing detailed results of the OA review. Appendix C provides the results of the review of the application of the core functions of ISM for SNL work activities. Appendix D presents the results of the review of NNSA, SSO, and SNL feedback and continuous improvement processes and management systems. Appendix E presents the results of the review of essential safety system functionality, and Appendix F presents the results of the review of safety management of the selected focus areas.

  6. Independent components in acoustic emission energy signals from large diesel engines

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    Independent components in acoustic emission energy signals from large diesel engines Niels Henrik-Sørensen et al. [5], to acoustic emission (AE) energy signals obtained from a large diesel engine

  7. Beyond Ideology: An Empirical Study of Partisanship and Independence in the Federal Courts

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    Yung, Corey Rayburn

    2012-01-01

    This Article identifies and measures dimensions of judicial behavior separate from ideology to improve both the understanding of and vocabulary surrounding debates about judges. In particular, it recognizes both independence ...

  8. Independent Verification Survey Report for the Operable Unit-1 Miamisburg Closure Project, Miamisburg, OH

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    Weaver, P.

    2008-03-17

    The objectives of the independent verification survey were to confirm that remedial actions have been effective in meeting established release criteria and that documentation accurately and adequately describes the current radiological and chemical conditions of the MCP site.

  9. Overcoming the challenges of certification for independent smallholders in the palm oil industry

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    Vergez, Coralie (Coralie Sandrine Elsa)

    2013-01-01

    Independent smallholders' certification in the palm oil industry has been recognized as a significant challenge both in the academic literature and in the interviews conducted with experts prior to writing this thesis. ...

  10. Effect of board independence on incentive compensation and compensation disclosure : evidence from Europe

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    Muslu, Volkan

    2005-01-01

    My thesis examines how the lack of board-of-director independence affects the structure and disclosure of executive compensation. I find that European companies with more insiders on their boards grant their executives ...

  11. Quantifying plasticity-independent creep compliance and relaxation of viscoelastoplastic materials under contact loading

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    Vandamme, Matthieu

    Here we quantify the time-dependent mechanical properties of a linear viscoelastoplastic material under contact loading. For contact load relaxation, we showed that the relaxation modulus can be measured independently of ...

  12. Topography, independent component analysis, and dipole source analysis of movement related potentials

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    McPhail, Alexander V. H.; Pockett, Susan; Whalen, Simon; Freeman, Walter J III

    2007-01-01

    9024-y RESEARCH ARTICLE Topography, independent component2007) 1:327–340 Fig. 2 Topography of ERPs for subject FS. Noposition. Results Topography of event-related potentials not

  13. DOE Issues Final Rule for Section 133 of the Energy Independence Act (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-04-01

    This fact sheet provides a summary of the final rule under Section 133 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued in March 2014.

  14. NCCPB-2005 Independent University, Bangladesh 264 BENGALI HANDWRITTEN CHARACTER RECOGNITION USING

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    Roe, Paul

    NCCPB-2005 © Independent University, Bangladesh 264 BENGALI HANDWRITTEN CHARACTER RECOGNITION USING. Hashem** Southtech Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh *Grassroots IT Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh **Department of Computer Science and Engineering Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh Abstract

  15. Testing volume independence of large N gauge theories on the lattice

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    Antonio Gonzalez-Arroyo; Masanori Okawa

    2014-11-12

    For a pure SU(N) gauge theory on the lattice we test if the expectation values of small Wilson loops become volume independent in the large N limit.

  16. Electrooptic matched filter controlled by independent voltages applied to multiple sets of electrodes 

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    Kim, Changdong

    2006-04-12

    Analysis and experimental results on a polarization independent electrooptic matched filter (EMF) with a center wavelength of 1.53 ?m are reported. The EMF utilizes electrooptic phase-matched TE?TM conversion in a Ti-diffused waveguide...

  17. Contribution of isotopologue self-shielding to sulfur mass-independent fractionation during sulfur dioxide photolysis

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    Lyons, J. R.

    Signatures of sulfur mass-independent fractionation (S-MIF) are observed for sulfur minerals in Archean rocks, and for modern stratospheric sulfate aerosols (SSA) deposited in polar ice. Ultraviolet light photolysis of ...

  18. Technical memorandum on analysis of the EU ETS using the community independent transaction log

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    McGuinness, Meghan

    2007-01-01

    This memorandum provides an overview of three deficiencies within the current presentation of the Community Independent Transaction Log (CITL) data that have implications for researchers' ability to accurately analyze the ...

  19. Revised Final Independent External Peer Review Report for the East Branch Dam, Clarion River,

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Revised Final Independent External Peer Review Report for the East Branch Dam, Clarion River, Elk County, Pennsylvania: Dam Safety Modification Report Prepared by Battelle Memorial Institute Prepared Report East Branch Dam, Clarion River, Elk County, Pennsylvania: Dam Safety Modification Report

  20. Board Independence, Executive Pay Structures, and Pay Disclosure: Evidence from Europe

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    Muslu, Volkan

    2004-02-06

    Using a broad sample of the largest European companies, I examine whether the two governance mechanisms, namely (i) independent monitoring by a board of directors and (ii) grants and disclosures of incentive-based executive ...

  1. Cultural production and politics of the digital games industry: the case of independent game production 

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    Guevara Villalobos, Orlando; Villalobos, Orlando Guevara

    2013-11-27

    This thesis sheds light on the social relationships, work practices and identities that shape the small scale sector of independent game production. Harnessing elements of the Production of Culture and Cultural Industries/Work ...

  2. Mass-independent sulfur isotope fractionation during photochemistry of sulfur dioxide

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    Whitehill, Andrew (Andrew Richard)

    2015-01-01

    Mass-independent sulfur isotope signatures are observed in Archean and early Paleoproterozoic sedimentary sulfate and sulfide minerals, and provide the most robust constraints on early atmospheric oxygen levels. Smaller ...

  3. Hidden Markov Independent Components William D. Penny, Richard M. Everson and Stephen J. Roberts

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    Roberts, Stephen

    Hidden Markov Independent Components Analysis William D. Penny, Richard M. Everson and Stephen J; 2 William Penny et al. K=1 V1, c1 K=2 V2, c2 Fig. 1. Generative model. At time t the state

  4. HALF INDEPENDENCE AND HALF CUMULANTS By Arup Bose,, Rajat Subhra Hazra and Koushik Saha

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    HALF INDEPENDENCE AND HALF CUMULANTS By Arup Bose,, Rajat Subhra Hazra and Koushik Saha Indian described in Banica, Curran and Speicher (2010)[2] and Bose, Hazra and Saha (2010)[7]. In Section 2, we

  5. Above-Threshold Poles in Model-Independent Form Factor Parametrizations

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    Grinstein, B; Lebed, RF

    2015-01-01

    exact position z p of the pole is then given by Eqs. (26)– (for discussions on the relation of poles and resonances. 56,Above-Threshold Poles in Model-Independent Form Factor

  6. Independent Assessment of the Savannah River Site High-Level Waste Salt Disposition Alternatives Evaluation

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    J. T. Case (DOE-ID); M. L. Renfro (INEEL)

    1998-12-01

    This report presents the results of the Independent Project Evaluation (IPE) Team assessment of the Westinghouse Savannah River Company High-Level Waste Salt Disposition Systems Engineering (SE) Team's deliberations, evaluations, and selections. The Westinghouse Savannah River Company concluded in early 1998 that production goals and safety requirements for processing SRS HLW salt to remove Cs-137 could not be met in the existing In-Tank Precipitation Facility as currently configured for precipitation of cesium tetraphenylborate. The SE Team was chartered to evaluate and recommend an alternative(s) for processing the existing HLW salt to remove Cs-137. To replace the In-Tank Precipitation process, the Savannah River Site HLW Salt Disposition SE Team downselected (October 1998) 140 candidate separation technologies to two alternatives: Small-Tank Tetraphenylborate (TPB) Precipitation (primary alternative) and Crystalline Silicotitanate (CST) Nonelutable Ion Exchange (backup alternative). The IPE Team, commissioned by the Department of Energy, concurs that both alternatives are technically feasible and should meet all salt disposition requirements. But the IPE Team judges that the SE Team's qualitative criteria and judgments used in their downselection to a primary and a backup alternative do not clearly discriminate between the two alternatives. To properly choose between Small-Tank TPB and CST Ion Exchange for the primary alternative, the IPE Team suggests the following path forward: Complete all essential R and D activities for both alternatives and formulate an appropriate set of quantitative decision criteria that will be rigorously applied at the end of the R and D activities. Concurrent conceptual design activities should be limited to common elements of the alternatives.

  7. The Assumption of Class-Conditional Independence in Category Learning Jana Jarecki (jarecki@mpib-berlin.mpg.de)

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    Nelson, Jonathan D.

    The Assumption of Class-Conditional Independence in Category Learning Jana Jarecki (jarecki Berlin, Germany Abstract This paper investigates the role of the assumption of class- conditional. Treating features as class- conditionally independent can in many situations substantially facilitate

  8. New SRAM Cell Design for Low Power and High Reliability using 32nm Independent Gate FinFET Technology

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    Ayers, Joseph

    gate voltage (VGb). This is similar to the body effect in a bulk transistor. An independent-gate Fin

  9. GAP-independent termination of photoreceptor light response by excess gamma subunit of the cGMP-phosphodiesterase

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    2006-01-01

    of photoreceptor signal termination. Invest Oph- thalmol VisMolecular GAP-Independent Termination of Photoreceptor Light

  10. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2013 Independent External Peer Review of the USACE Dam Safety Program

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    ;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2013 Independent External Peer Review of the USACE Dam Safety Program. Dan Corrigan #12;U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2013 Independent External Peer Review of the USACE Dam All Rights Reserved FINAL REPORT: 2013 INDEPENDENT EXTERNAL PEER REVIEW USACE DAM SAFETY PROGRAM TABLE

  11. Implementation and application of RCP system at BNL

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    Eisenhart, L.D.; Todosow, M.

    1982-01-01

    The implementation of the RCP01 Monte Carlo system at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Central Scientific Computing Facility is described. Newly written system independent software is stressed. Finally, initial benchmarking experience and an LWR core physics application are described.

  12. Universality level statistics disordered systems Heiko Bauke* and Stephan Mertens

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    Mertens, Stephan

    k #8# check assumption statistically independent energy levels measured distribution of # kUniversality level statistics disordered systems Heiko Bauke* and Stephan Mertens + Institut published August 2004) Energy spectra disordered systems share a common feature: If entropy quenched

  13. 2009 Smart Grid System Report (July 2009) | Department of Energy

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

    2009 Smart Grid System Report (July 2009) 2009 Smart Grid System Report (July 2009) Section 1302 of Title XIII of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 directs the...

  14. Cosmological model-independent Gamma-ray bursts calibration and its cosmological constraint to dark energy

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    Xu, Lixin, E-mail: lxxu@dlut.edu.cn [Institute of Theoretical Physics, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024 (China)

    2012-04-01

    As so far, the redshift of Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) can extend to z ? 8 which makes it as a complementary probe of dark energy to supernova Ia (SN Ia). However, the calibration of GRBs is still a big challenge when they are used to constrain cosmological models. Though, the absolute magnitude of GRBs is still unknown, the slopes of GRBs correlations can be used as a useful constraint to dark energy in a completely cosmological model independent way. In this paper, we follow Wang's model-independent distance measurement method and calculate their values by using 109 GRBs events via the so-called Amati relation. Then, we use the obtained model-independent distances to constrain ?CDM model as an example.

  15. Los hijos de Menem: The New Independent Argentine Cinema, 1995-1999

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    Falicov, Tamara L.

    2003-01-01

    KU ScholarWorks | http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu Los hijos de Menem: The New Independent Argentine Cinema, 1995-1999 by Tamara L. Falicov KU ScholarWorks is a service provided by the KU Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright.... This is the published version of the article, made available with the permission of the publisher. The original published version can be found at the link below. Falicov, Tamara L. “Los Hijos de Menem: The New Independent Argentine Cinema, 1995-1999.” Issue...

  16. INDEPENDENT COMPONENT ANALYSIS (ICA) APPLIED TO LONG BUNCH BEAMS IN THE LOS ALAMOS PROTON STORAGE RING

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    Kolski, Jeffrey S.; Macek, Robert J.; McCrady, Rodney C.; Pang, Xiaoying

    2012-05-14

    Independent component analysis (ICA) is a powerful blind source separation (BSS) method. Compared to the typical BSS method, principal component analysis (PCA), which is the BSS foundation of the well known model independent analysis (MIA), ICA is more robust to noise, coupling, and nonlinearity. ICA of turn-by-turn beam position data has been used to measure the transverse betatron phase and amplitude functions, dispersion function, linear coupling, sextupole strength, and nonlinear beam dynamics. We apply ICA in a new way to slices along the bunch and discuss the source signals identified as betatron motion and longitudinal beam structure.

  17. Energy Independent Solution to the Solar Neutrino Anomaly including the SNO data

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    Sandhya Choubey; Srubabati Goswami; D. P. Roy

    2001-09-03

    The global data on solar neutrino rates and spectrum, including the SNO charged current rate, can be explained by LMA, LOW or the energy independent solution -- corresponding to near-maximal mixing. All the three favour a mild upward renormalisation of the Cl rate. A mild downward shift of the $B$ neutrino flux is favoured by the energy independent and to a lesser extent the LOW solution, but not by LMA. Comparison with the ratio of SK elastic and SNO charged current scattering rates favours the LMA over the other two solutions, but by no more than $1.5\\sigma$.

  18. Machine learning algorithms for independent vector analysis and blind source separation

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    Lee, In Tae

    2009-01-01

    in Electrical Engineering (Communication Theory and Systems)in Electrical Engineering (Communication Theory and Systems)

  19. Design and implementation of an integrated network management system for TCP/IP-based distributed networks 

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    Patel, Samir K.

    1993-01-01

    in designing of tools for network management. Various workstation vendors have developed such tools for their window systems, but many of the tools are not compatible for other systems. The X Window System, however, provides hardware independent and network...

  20. Data Integration and Information Exchange for Enhanced Control and Protection of Power Systems

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    (SCADA) System . The SCADA system acquires and processes field data through Remote Terminal Units (RTUs substation relaying and control solutions are quite independent from the EMS and SCADA systems

  1. A systems approach to patient safety : preventing and predicting medical accidents using systems theory

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    Samost, Aubrey

    2015-01-01

    Patient safety has become a critical concept in healthcare as clinicians seek to provide quality healthcare to every patient in a healthcare system that has grown far more complex than the days of the independent doctor ...

  2. Core sampling system spare parts assessment

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    Walter, E.J.

    1995-04-04

    Soon, there will be 4 independent core sampling systems obtaining samples from the underground tanks. It is desirable that these systems be available for sampling during the next 2 years. This assessment was prepared to evaluate the adequacy of the spare parts identified for the core sampling system and to provide recommendations that may remediate overages or inadequacies of spare parts.

  3. : Catechin, green tea component, causes caspase independent necrosis-like cell death in chronic myelogenous leukemia

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    Huang, Ching-Tsan

    : Catechin, green tea component, causes caspase independent necrosis-like cell death in chronic: 710­5. 2. Ahmad N, Feyes DK, Nieminen AL, Agarwal R, Mukhtar H. Green tea constituent epigallocatechin Inst, 1997. 89: 1881­6. 3. Nakazato T, Ito K, Miyakawa Y et al. Catechin, a green tea component

  4. Non-sequential Structure-based Alignments Reveal Topology-independent Core Packing Arrangements in Proteins

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    Bystroff, Chris

    correspondence should be addressed Keywords: topology independent structure alignment, protein classification structures with different topologies. In this study, segments from a library of local sequence of structure classification, more general than topology but more specific than architecture as defined in CATH

  5. Non-sequential Structure-based Alignments Reveal Topology-independent Core Packing Arrangements in Proteins

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    Bystroff, Chris

    correspondence should be addressed Keywords: topology independent structure alignment, protein classification with different topologies. In this study, segments from a library of local sequence-structure alignments were of structure classification, more general than topology but more specific than architecture as defined in CATH

  6. Final Independent External Peer Review Report Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel,

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Final Independent External Peer Review Report Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel, California Institute Prepared for Department of the Army U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deep Draft Navigation Planning Peer Review Report of the Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel, California Limited Reevaluation

  7. Direct Test of the Time-Independence of Fundamental Nuclear Constants Using the Oklo

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    Shlyakhter, Ilya

    Direct Test of the Time-Independence of Fundamental Nuclear Constants Using the Oklo Natural Reactor #3; Alexander I. Shlyakhter November 18, 1982 1 Introduction The following eight quantities enter the important natural constants of cosmology and atomic theory are connected by simple mathematical relations

  8. Bounded rationality in problem solving: Guiding search with domain-independent heuristics

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    Langley, Pat

    Bounded rationality in problem solving: Guiding search with domain-independent heuristics Pat the remarkable ability to solve complex, multi-step problems despite their limited capacity for search. We review the standard theory of problem solving, which posits that heuristic guidance makes this possible, but we also

  9. Taking Halo-Independent Dark Matter Methods Out of the Bin

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    Fox, Patrick J.; Kahn, Yonatan; McCullough, Matthew

    2014-10-30

    We develop a new halo-independent strategy for analyzing emerging DM hints, utilizing the method of extended maximum likelihood. This approach does not require the binning of events, making it uniquely suited to the analysis of emerging DM direct detection hints. It determines a preferred envelope, at a given confidence level, for the DM velocity integral which best fits the data using all available information and can be used even in the case of a single anomalous scattering event. All of the halo-independent information from a direct detection result may then be presented in a single plot, allowing simple comparisons betweenmore »multiple experiments. This results in the halo-independent analogue of the usual mass and cross-section plots found in typical direct detection analyses, where limit curves may be compared with best-fit regions in halo-space. The method is straightforward to implement, using already-established techniques, and its utility is demonstrated through the first unbinned halo-independent comparison of the three anomalous events observed in the CDMS-Si detector with recent limits from the LUX experiment.« less

  10. Applied Radiation and Isotopes 64 (2006) 10271030 Independence of calibration curves for EBT Gafchromic films

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    Yu, Peter K.N.

    2006-01-01

    Applied Radiation and Isotopes 64 (2006) 1027­1030 Independence of calibration curves for EBT for dosimetry in radiation therapy. Due to the weak dependence of its response on the photon energy (variations may be changing or unknown. In order to convert a map of optical densities into a map of absorbed

  11. Combining Domain-Independent Planning and HTN Planning: The Duet Planner

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    Nau, Dana S.

    techniques as in LPG [8]. In our experiments, Duet was able to solve much larger problems than LPG couldDownward [10], and LPG [8]) usually does not need expert-provided domain knowledge, since the planner itself planners: LPG, which uses domain-independent heuristics in a stochastic local search engine [8], and SHOP2

  12. Combining Domain-Independent Planning and HTN Planning: The Duet Planner Alfonso Gerevini

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    Nau, Dana S.

    - independent local search techniques as in LPG (Gerevini, Saetti, and Serina 2003). In our experiments, Duet was able to solve much larger problems than LPG could solve, with only minimal domain knowledge encodedDownward (Helmert 2006), and LPG (Gerevini, Saetti, and Serina 2003)) usually does not need expert-provided domain

  13. Distributing Pollution Rights in Cap-and-Trade Programs: Are Outcomes Independent of Allocation?

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    Perloff, Jeffrey M.

    Distributing Pollution Rights in Cap-and-Trade Programs: Are Outcomes Independent of Allocation 2008 Abstract According to the Coase theorem, if property rights to pollute are clearly established;1 Introduction Market-based pollution permit trading programs have moved to the front and center of industrial

  14. The Optimum Error Nonlinearity in LMS Adaptation with an Independent and Identically Distributed Input

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    Al-Naffouri, Tareq Y.

    The Optimum Error Nonlinearity in LMS Adaptation with an Independent and Identically Distributed, CA 94305 Dhahran 31261 USA Saudi Arabia Abstract The class of LMS algorithms employing a gen- eral view of error nonlinearities in LMS adaptation. In particular, it subsumes two recently developed

  15. A Note on Lando's Formula and Conditional Independence Robert A. Jarrow

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    Guo, Xin

    A Note on Lando's Formula and Conditional Independence Xin Guo Robert A. Jarrow Christian Menn§ May 29, 2007 Abstract We extend Lando's formula for pricing credit risky derivatives to models where. An often used formula for pricing credit derivatives is contained in [28], where default is formulated

  16. Dead-time optimized time-correlated photon counting instrument with synchronized, independent timing channels

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    Enderlein, Jörg

    Dead-time optimized time-correlated photon counting instrument with synchronized, independent timing channels Michael Wahla and Hans-Jürgen Rahn PicoQuant GmbH, Rudower Chaussee 29, D-12489 Berlin December 2006; accepted 19 February 2007; published online 23 March 2007 Time-correlated single photon

  17. Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol. 35, pp. 379-386, 1968 APath Independent Integral and the

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    Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol. 35, pp. 379-386, 1968 J. R. RICE APath Independent Integral Univenity, Providence, R. I. A line integral is exhibited which has the same value for all paths surrounding-plastic material. Appropriate integration path'choices serye bOlh to relate Ihe integral to the near tip

  18. P.L. 110-140, "Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007" (2007)

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    2007-12-13

    An act to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles, to promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and to improve the energy performance of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

  19. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Select News and Analysis

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    Collins, Gary S.

    .txt.pdf SUMMARIES AND OVERVIEWS Summary of Major Provisions - Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/incentives_laws_security.html TESTIMONY, COMMENTS, AND ANALYSES: COALITIONS, TRADE ASSOCIATIONS, SCHOLARS, AND CONSULTANTS The following Independence and Security Act of 2007 - Environmental Protection Agency testimony to House Committee - May 6

  20. Distributing Pollution Rights in Cap-and-Trade Programs: Are Outcomes Independent of Allocation?

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    Perloff, Jeffrey M.

    Distributing Pollution Rights in Cap-and-Trade Programs: Are Outcomes Independent of Allocation May 2012 Abstract Standard economic theory predicts that if property rights to pollute are clearly. email: fowlie@berkeley.edu #12;1 Introduction Market-based pollution permit trading programs have moved

  1. Distributing Pollution Rights in Cap-and-Trade Programs: Are Outcomes Independent of Allocation?

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Fowlie, Meredith

    Distributing Pollution Rights in Cap-and-Trade Programs: Are Outcomes Independent of Allocation September 2012 Abstract Standard economic theory predicts that if property rights to pollute are clearly-based pollution permit trading programs have moved to the forefront of industrial environmental regulation

  2. Final Independent External Peer Review Report Mohawk Dam Major Rehabilitation Report

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Final Independent External Peer Review Report Mohawk Dam Major Rehabilitation Report Warsaw, Ohio Report Mohawk Dam Major Rehabilitation Report Warsaw, Ohio by Battelle 505 King Avenue Columbus, OH 43201 documentation. #12;This page is intentionally left blank. #12;Mohawk Dam Major Rehabilitation Report i Battelle

  3. Why the Efficiency of a Carnot Engine is Independent of the Kind of Working Material

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ronis, David M.

    Why the Efficiency of a Carnot Engine is Independent of the Kind of Working Material Chemistry 223 Here are two proofs that the efficiency of any reversible Carnot engine is the same and depends only W = the work produced by the engine, Q H = the heat absorbed by the engine from the hot reservoir, Q

  4. TamperEvident, HistoryIndependent, SubliminalFree Data Structures on PROM Storage

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    Wagner, David

    , even if the vote storage mechanism is reliable, catastrophic events like power loss and battery failureTamper­Evident, History­Independent, Subliminal­Free Data Structures on PROM Storage ­or­ How constructions for the vote storage unit of an electronic voting machine. In this application, the record

  5. Design and performance of a 30 KV electron gun with ten independent cathodes & a magnetic lens.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Rudys, Joseph Matthew; Reed, Kim Warren

    2006-08-01

    Measurements on a 30 kV electron gun with ten independent cathodes, operating in a 6.5 Tesla (T) magnetic field are presented. An earlier paper covered the design of this electron gun [1]. Experimental results are compared to model predictions. Beam current is compared to theoretical space charge limited flow.

  6. INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (ISAB) REVIEW OF THE 2009 FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM

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    INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (ISAB) REVIEW OF THE 2009 FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM Kate of ocean conditions on fish and wildlife populations." #12;Relationship between CRB and Ocean Ecosystems Columbia R Basin Ecosystem Ocean Ecosystem Anadromous fish Viability Abundance, productivity, spatial

  7. Time-independent one-speed neutron transport equation with anisotropic scattering in absorbing media

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    Hangelbroek, R. J.

    1980-06-01

    This report treats the time-independent, one-speed neutron transport equation with anisotropic scattering in absorbing media. For nuclear gain operators existence and uniqueness of solutions to the half-space and finite-slab problems are proved in L/sub 2/-space. The formulas needed for explicit calculations are derived by the use of perturbation theory techniques.

  8. Electro-optically tunable polarization independent add drop filter with relaxed beam splitter in linbo3 

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    Shin, Yong-Wook

    2009-05-15

    A polarization-independent electro-optically tunable add/drop filter utilizing non-polarizing novel relaxed beam splitters has been developed in LiNbO3 at the 1.55?m wavelength regime. The operation of this filter is based on passive directional...

  9. Film Studies / English 87 DRA 350a Independent Study: Theatre Production I 3-0-5

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    Film Studies / English · 87 DRA 350a Independent Study: Theatre Production I 3-0-5 Advanced work The Minor in Film Studies The Minor provides an introduction to the study of film through the increasingly rich, interdisciplinary approach that now defines this field. Film courses are typically taught

  10. Final Independent External Peer Review Report John Day Dam Mitigation Program

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Final Independent External Peer Review Report John Day Dam Mitigation Program Draft Post Valley Division Contract No. W912HQ-10-D-0002 Task Order: 0077 November 21, 2014 #12;John Day Dam IEPR | Final IEPR Report BATTELLE | November 21, 2014 This page is intentionally left blank. #12;John Day Dam

  11. ERK Nuclear Translocation Is Dimerization-independent but Controlled by the Rate of Phosphorylation*S

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    Rieger, Bernd

    ERK Nuclear Translocation Is Dimerization-independent but Controlled by the Rate of Phosphorylation, Universite´ de Nice, Centre A. Lacassagne, 06189 Nice, France Upon activation, ERKs translocate from the molecular mechanisms that regulate ERK nuclear translocation are not fully understood. We have used a mouse

  12. T Cell Receptor-Independent Basal Signaling via Erk and Abl Kinases

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    Botstein, David

    T Cell Receptor-Independent Basal Signaling via Erk and Abl Kinases Suppresses RAG Gene Expression-like pathway results in constitutive low-level activity of Erk and Abl kinases. Inhibition of Abl by the drug STI-571 or inhibition of signaling events upstream of Erk increases RAG-1 expression. Our data suggest

  13. ISAB 2001-3 Hatchery Surplus Letter -Page 1 Independent Scientific Advisory Board

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    ISAB 2001-3 Hatchery Surplus Letter - Page 1 Independent Scientific Advisory Board Portland, Oregon 97204 ISAB@nwppc.org April 16, 2001 Dr. Usha Varanasi Science Director Northwest Fisheries Surplus Review Dear Dr. Varanasi: This letter is the ISAB's response to your January 29, 2001 request

  14. 0 1,000 2,000 an independent group working on the genetic

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    Stocker, Thomas

    that are linked to mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress, such as Parkinson's disease. Therefore, fineEDML Dome F Dome C 0 1,000 2,000 Vostok km 70°S 80°S an independent group working on the genetic

  15. Virus Research 119 (2006) 6375 Cap-independent translation of plant viral RNAs

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    Miller, W. Allen

    2006-01-01

    Virus Research 119 (2006) 63­75 Cap-independent translation of plant viral RNAs Elizabeth L. Pettit 19 October 2005 Available online 19 December 2005 Abstract The RNAs of many plant viruses lack a 5 families, and genus Tobamovirus. Many other plant viruses have uncapped RNAs but their translation control

  16. Two-port polarization independent electro-optically tunable wavelength filter in lithium niobate 

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    Ping, Yang

    2004-09-30

    Two-port polarization independent electro-optically wavelength tunable filters based on asymmetric Mach-Zehnder structure in LiNbO3 substrate have been developed for 1.55?m application. The operation principle is based on Mach-Zehnder interference...

  17. with statistically independent nonredundant coefficientsdue to the linearity of the DFT.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Teich, Malvin C.

    with statistically independent nonredundant coefficientsdue to the linearity of the DFT. 2 5 P. D.Welch,"The useof Fast FourierTransform for the estimation of power spectra: A method based on time averaging over to produce impulses during the refractory period do not prolong the duration of the period (nonparalyzable

  18. IAA-CU-13-11-06 Using independent combinations of CubeSat

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    Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

    IAA-CU-13-11-06 Using independent combinations of CubeSat solar panels as sun sensors. Using solar panels on 5 of 6 sides of the NUTS CubeSat, we have a lot of atti- tude determinating information readily available during much of the periodical orbit. Using three or more solar panels

  19. Filament-dependent and -independent Localization Modes of Drosophila Non-muscle Myosin II*S

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    Prehoda, Ken

    Filament-dependent and -independent Localization Modes of Drosophila Non-muscle Myosin II of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 Myosin II assembles into force-generating filaments through modulation of filament assembly and by targeting to appropriate cellular sites. Here we show

  20. High-order numerical solutions in frequency-independent computational times for

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    Reitich, Fernando

    High-order numerical solutions in frequency-independent computational times for scattering method ([O. Bruno, A. Sei and M. Caponi, High-order high-frequency solutions of rough surface scattering-dimensional rough- surface scattering problems at high frequencies. I: the scalar case, Waves Random Complex Media

  1. High-order numerical solutions in frequency-independent computational times for

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Turc, Catalin

    High-order numerical solutions in frequency-independent computational times for scattering method applicable to single-scattering configurations ([O. Bruno, A. Sei and M. Caponi, High-order high-frequency, High- order solutions of three-dimensional rough-surface scattering problems at high frequencies. I

  2. P.L. 110-140, "Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007", 2007

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2007-12-19

    The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), signed into law on December 19, 2007, set forth an agenda for improving U.S. energy security across the entire economy. While industrial energy efficiency is specifically called out in Title IV, Subtitle D, other EISA provisions also apply to AMO activities.

  3. A Static PatternIndependent Technique for Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification #

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    Najm, Farid N.

    A Static Pattern­Independent Technique for Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification # Dionysios Design verification must include the power grid. Checking that the voltage on the power grid does) the obviously large size of the power grids for modern high­performance chips, and ii) the di#culty of setting

  4. A Static Pattern-Independent Technique for Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification

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    Najm, Farid N.

    by the circuit off the grid. The current waveforms of these current sources may be determined by a priorA Static Pattern-Independent Technique for Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification Dionysios Design verification must include the power grid. Checking that the voltage on the power grid does

  5. Drosophila Rolling Blackout Displays Lipase Domain-Dependent and Independent Endocytic Functions Downstream of Dynamin

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    Broadie, Kendal S.

    Drosophila Rolling Blackout Displays Lipase Domain-Dependent and Independent Endocytic Functions Drosophila temperature-sensitive rolling blackout (rbots) mutants display a total block of endocytosis in non rolling blackout (rbo), also known as conserved membrane protein at 44E (cmp44E) and stambhA (stmA) (8

  6. Combining EMD with ICA for Extracting Independent Sources from Single Channel and Two-Channel Data

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Separation (BSS) techniques are frequently needed in the processing of biomedical signals. This need comes-channel biosignal processing. I. INTRODUCTION In the field of biomedical signal processing, independent sources is very prominent in this case. An example of processing 2-channel signals is EEG signal processing

  7. Feature-Independent Action Spotting Without Human Localization, Segmentation or Frame-wise Tracking

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    Foroosh, Hassan

    Feature-Independent Action Spotting Without Human Localization, Segmentation or Frame-wise Tracking Chuan Sun, Marshall Tappen, Hassan Foroosh Department of EECS, Division of Computer Science, University solution requires no human localization, segmentation, or framewise tracking. This is achieved by treating

  8. The Skorokhod Embedding Problem and Model-Independent Bounds for Option Prices

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    The Skorokhod Embedding Problem and Model-Independent Bounds for Option Prices David Hobson July 20 for the pricing of financial options is to pos- tulate a model and then to calculate the price of a contingent we can observe traded option prices, but know little or nothing about the model. Hence the question

  9. Final Independent External Peer Review Report Olmsted Locks and Dam 52 and 53 Replacement

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Final Independent External Peer Review Report Olmsted Locks and Dam 52 and 53 Replacement Project Review Report Olmsted Locks and Dam 52 and 53 Replacement Project Post Authorization Change Report--0002 Task Order: 0005 #12;This page is intentionally left blank. #12;Olmsted Locks and Dam PACR IEPR i

  10. Final Independent External Peer Review Report Olmsted Locks and Dam 52 and 53 Replacement

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Final Independent External Peer Review Report Olmsted Locks and Dam 52 and 53 Replacement Project Review Report Olmsted Locks and Dam 52 and 53 Replacement Project Updated Cost Estimate Peer Review and Dam 52 and 53 Replacement Project Updated Cost Estimate Peer Review EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Project

  11. Final Independent External Peer Review Report Melvin Price Wood River Underseepage

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Project Background and Purpose The purpose of the Melvin Price Wood River Underseepage Price Wood River LRR and the overall scope of the project, the final panel members were selectedFinal Independent External Peer Review Report Melvin Price Wood River Underseepage Limited

  12. INDEPENDENT COMPONENT ANALYSIS AND BEYOND IN BRAIN IMAGING: EEG, MEG, FMRI, AND PET

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    Vialatte, François

    Technological University, Singapore ¾ Laboratory of Advanced Brain Signal Processing, Brain Science Institute applications of ICA in processing brain imaging signals: EEG, MEG, fMRI or PET. We highlight the current issuesINDEPENDENT COMPONENT ANALYSIS AND BEYOND IN BRAIN IMAGING: EEG, MEG, FMRI, AND PET Jagath C

  13. Jenn Baka, Frank Ling, and Daniel Kammen UC Berkeley Towards Energy Independence in 2025

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    2005 Annual Energy Outlook, Table 11, Energy Information Agency. 2 Ibid. 3 Davis, S., Diegel, S, Algeria and Gabon. Sources: Oil use and import projections from 2005 EIA Annual Energy Outlook, Table 11Jenn Baka, Frank Ling, and Daniel Kammen UC Berkeley 1 Towards Energy Independence in 2025 Prepared

  14. Achromatic recirculated chicane with fixed geometry and independently variable path length and momentum compaction

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Douglas, David R.; Neil, George R.

    2005-04-26

    A particle beam recirculated chicane geometry that, through the inducement of a pair of 180 degree bends directed by the poles of a pair of controllable magnetic fields allows for variation of dipole position, return loop radii and steering/focussing, thereby allowing the implementation of independent variation of path length and momentum compaction.

  15. Distributed Optimization System

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hurtado, John E. (Albuquerque, NM); Dohrmann, Clark R. (Albuquerque, NM); Robinett, III, Rush D. (Tijeras, NM)

    2004-11-30

    A search system and method for controlling multiple agents to optimize an objective using distributed sensing and cooperative control. The search agent can be one or more physical agents, such as a robot, and can be software agents for searching cyberspace. The objective can be: chemical sources, temperature sources, radiation sources, light sources, evaders, trespassers, explosive sources, time dependent sources, time independent sources, function surfaces, maximization points, minimization points, and optimal control of a system such as a communication system, an economy, a crane, and a multi-processor computer.

  16. Tokamak Systems Code

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    Reid, R.L.; Barrett, R.J.; Brown, T.G.; Gorker, G.E.; Hooper, R.J.; Kalsi, S.S.; Metzler, D.H.; Peng, Y.K.M.; Roth, K.E.; Spampinato, P.T.

    1985-03-01

    The FEDC Tokamak Systems Code calculates tokamak performance, cost, and configuration as a function of plasma engineering parameters. This version of the code models experimental tokamaks. It does not currently consider tokamak configurations that generate electrical power or incorporate breeding blankets. The code has a modular (or subroutine) structure to allow independent modeling for each major tokamak component or system. A primary benefit of modularization is that a component module may be updated without disturbing the remainder of the systems code as long as the imput to or output from the module remains unchanged.

  17. Computerized procedures system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lipner, Melvin H. (Monroeville, PA); Mundy, Roger A. (North Huntingdon, PA); Franusich, Michael D. (Upper St. Clair, PA)

    2010-10-12

    An online data driven computerized procedures system that guides an operator through a complex process facility's operating procedures. The system monitors plant data, processes the data and then, based upon this processing, presents the status of the current procedure step and/or substep to the operator. The system supports multiple users and a single procedure definition supports several interface formats that can be tailored to the individual user. Layered security controls access privileges and revisions are version controlled. The procedures run on a server that is platform independent of the user workstations that the server interfaces with and the user interface supports diverse procedural views.

  18. Independent criticality safety evaluation of deposits in cooler equipment in Building K-31 at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1996-10-01

    This report provides an independent assessment of nuclear criticality issues associated with uranium deposits in the West and East Coolers for the 6A Booster Station in Building K-31 at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site. This assessment investigates the applicability of the initial assumptions used by Lockheed Martin Energy Systems (Energy Systems) and evaluates criticality calculations previously completed by Energy Systems. The calculations were independently verified. Each component was evaluated for its ability to satisfy requirements for subcriticality and meet the double contingency principle. Facility walk downs, detailed neutronics analysis, and fault tree analysis (FTA) were performed. The facility walk downs provided a better understanding of the building condition and status, equipment configuration, and uranium deposit locations. The detailed neutronics analysis focused on system geometry and moderation levels applicable to the individual components. The FTA considered the annual rate of occurrence for the events identified as potential causes of criticality issues. This report also examines the advantages of using this type of evaluation to assess the removal process for additional components and equipment.

  19. Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant, Technical Appendices, Volume II, February 2005

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Pantex Plant during January and February 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. OA reports to the Director of the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, who reports directly to the Secretary of Energy. This volume of the report provides four technical appendices (C through F) containing detailed results of the OA review. Appendix C provides the results of the review of the application of the core functions of ISM for Pantex Plant work activities. Appendix D presents the results of the review of NNSA, PXSO, and BWXT feedback and continuous improvement processes and management systems. Appendix E presents the results of the review of essential safety system functionality, and Appendix F presents the results of the review of safety management of the selected focus areas.

  20. INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION OF THE CENTRAL CAMPUS AND SOUTHEAST LABORATORY COMPLEX BUILDING SLABS AT OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY, OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Weaver, Phyllis C.

    2012-07-24

    Oak Ridge Associated Universities/Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORAU/ORISE) has completed the independent verification survey of the Central Campus and Southeast Lab Complex Building Slabs. The results of this effort are provided. The objective of this verification survey was to provide independent review and field assessment of remediation actions conducted by SEC, and to independently assess whether the final radiological condition of the slabs met the release guidelines.

  1. Towards G2G: Systems of Technology Database Systems

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    Maluf, David A.

    the creation of an integrated approach to sustain effective management of technology investments that supports the ability of various technology database systems to be independently managed. The integration technology an integrated management of technology approach that serves the global needs of NASA. The G2G capabilities

  2. Model-Independent Dark Energy Equation of State from Baryon Acoustic Oscillations

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    Jarah Evslin

    2015-10-20

    We present a simple formula for the average dark energy equation of state at redshifts between those of two observations of baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO). The formula is independent of any parametrization or basis of the dark energy equation of state and essentially independent of the cosmological model. We use this formula to study the well-known tension between Lyman alpha forest BAO and other cosmological probes. Using only the line of sight Lyman alpha forest BAO and BOSS CMASS dataset, there is already more than 2 sigma tension with the standard LambdaCDM cosmological model which implies that either (i) The BOSS Lyman alpha forest measurement of the Hubble parameter was too low as a result of a statistical fluctuation or systematic error or else (ii) the dark energy equation of state falls steeply at high redshift.

  3. Model-independent analysis of the Fermilab Tevatron turn-by-turn beam position monitor measurements

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    Petrenko, A.V.; Valishev, A.A.; Lebedev, V.A.; /Fermilab

    2011-09-01

    Coherent transverse beam oscillations in the Tevatron were analyzed with the model-independent analysis (MIA) technique. This allowed one to obtain the model-independent values of coupled betatron amplitudes, phase advances, and dispersion function around the ring from a single dipole kick measurement. In order to solve the MIA mode mixing problem which limits the accuracy of determination of the optical functions, we have developed a new technique of rotational MIA mode untangling. The basic idea is to treat each beam position monitor (BPM) as two BPMs separated in a ring by exactly one turn. This leads to a simple criterion of MIA mode separation: the betatron phase advance between any BPM and its counterpart shifted by one turn should be equal to the betatron tune and therefore should not depend on the BPM position in the ring. Furthermore, we describe a MIA-based technique to locate vibrating magnets in a storage ring.

  4. Design criteria for an independent spent fuel storage installation (water pool type)

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    Not Available

    1981-01-01

    This standard is intended to be used by those involved in the ownership and operation of an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) in specifying the design requirements and by the designer in meeting the minimum design requirements of such installations. This standard continues the set of American National Standards on spent fuel storage design. Similar standards are: Design Objectives for Light Water Reactor Spent Fuel Storage Facilities at Nuclear Power Stations, N210-1976 (ANS-57.2); Design Objectives for Highly Radioactive Solid Material Handling and Storage Facilities in a Reprocessing Plant, ANSI N305-1975; and Guidelines for Evaluating Site-Related Parameters for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, ANSI/ANS-2.19-1981.

  5. The device-independent outlook on quantum physics (lecture notes on the power of Bell's theorem)

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    Valerio Scarani

    2015-06-18

    This text is an introduction to an operational outlook on Bell inequalities, which has been very fruitful in the past few years. It has lead to the recognition that Bell tests have their own place in applied quantum technologies, because they quantify non-classicality in a device-independent way, that is, without any need to describe the degrees of freedom under study and the measurements that are performed. At the more fundamental level, the same device-independent outlook has allowed the falsification of several other alternative models that could hope to reproduce the observed statistics while keeping some classical features that quantum theory denies; and it has shed new light on the long-standing quest for deriving quantum theory from physical principles.

  6. Model-Independent Dark Energy Equation of State from Baryon Acoustic Oscillations

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    Evslin, Jarah

    2015-01-01

    We present a simple formula for the average dark energy equation of state at redshifts between those of two observations of baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO). The formula is independent of any parametrization or basis of the dark energy equation of state and essentially independent of the cosmological model. We use this formula to study the well-known tension between Lyman alpha forest BAO and other cosmological probes. Using only the line of sight Lyman alpha forest BAO and BOSS CMASS dataset, there is already more than 2 sigma tension with the standard LambdaCDM cosmological model which implies that either (i) The BOSS Lyman alpha forest measurement of the Hubble parameter was too low as a result of a statistical fluctuation or systematic error or else (ii) the dark energy equation of state falls steeply at high redshift.

  7. Detection efficiency and noise in semi-device independent randomness extraction protocol

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    Hong-Wei Li; Zhen-Qiang Yin; Marcin Pawlowski; Guang-Can Guo; Zheng-Fu Han

    2015-02-05

    In this paper, we analyze several critical issues in semi-device independent quantum information processing protocol. In practical experimental realization randomness generation in that scenario is possible only if the efficiency of the detectors used is above a certain threshold. Our analysis shows that the critical detection efficiency is 0.7071 in the symmetric setup, while in the asymmetric setup if one of the bases has perfect critical detection efficiency then the other one can be arbitrarily close to 0. We also analyze the semi-device independent random number generation efficiency based on different averages of guessing probability. To generate more randomness, the proper averaging method should be applied. Its choice depends on the value of a certain dimension witness. More importantly, the general analytical relationship between the maximal average guessing probability and dimension witness is given.

  8. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS

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    Donald Duttlinger

    1999-12-01

    During FY99, the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of helping U.S. independent oil and gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions. PTfC's national organization has active grassroots programs that connect with independents through its 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs). These activities--including technology workshops, resource centers, websites, newsletters, and other outreach efforts--are guided by regional Producer Advisory Groups (PAGs). The role of the national headquarters (HQ) staff includes planning and managing the PTTC program, conducting nation-wide technology transfer activities, and implementing a comprehensive communications effort. This technical progress report summarizes PTTC's accomplishments during FY99, which lay the groundwork for further growth in the future.

  9. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO U.S. INDEPENDENT OIL AND NATURAL GAS PRODUCERS

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Unknown

    1999-10-31

    During FY99, the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) continued pursuing its mission of helping U.S. independent oil and gas producers make timely, informed technology decisions. PTTC's national organization has active grassroots programs that connect with independents through its 10 Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs). These activities--including technology workshops, resource centers, websites, newsletters, and other outreach efforts--are guided by regional Producer Advisory Groups (PAGs). The role of the national headquarters (HQ) staff includes planning and managing the PTTC program, conducting nation-wide technology transfer activities, and implementing a comprehensive communications effort. This technical progress report summarizes PTTC's accomplishments during FY99, which lay the groundwork for further growth in the future.

  10. Using parallel computation to improve Independent Metropolis--Hastings based estimation

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    Jacob, Pierre; Smith, Murray H

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we consider the implications of the fact that parallel raw-power can be exploited by a generic Metropolis--Hastings algorithm if the proposed values are independent. In particular, we present improvements to the independent Metropolis--Hastings algorithm that significantly decrease the variance of any estimator derived from the MCMC output, for a null computing cost since those improvements are based on a fixed number of target density evaluations. Furthermore, the techniques developed in this paper do not jeopardize the Markovian convergence properties of the algorithm, since they are based on the Rao--Blackwell principles of Gelfand and Smith (1990), already exploited in Casella and Robert (1996), Atchade and Perron (2005) and Douc and Robert (2010). We illustrate those improvement both on a toy normal example and on a classical probit regression model but insist on the fact that they are universally applicable.

  11. Broadly, independent-tunable, dual-wavelength mid-infrared ultrafast optical parametric oscillator

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    Jin, Yuwei; Harren, Frans J M; Mandon, Julien

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrate a two-crystal mid-infrared dual-wavelength optical parametric oscillator, synchronously pumped by a high power femtosecond Yb:fiber laser. The singly-resonant ring cavity, containing two periodically poled lithium niobate crystals, is capable of generating two synchronized idler wavelengths, independently tunable over 30 THz in the 2.9 - 4.2 {\\mu}m wavelength region, due to the cascaded quadratic nonlinear effect. The independent tunability of the two idlers makes the optical parametric oscillator a promising source for ultrafast pulse generation towards the THz wavelength region, based on different frequency generation. In addition, the observed frequency doubled idler within the crystal indicates the possibility to realize a broadband optical self-phase locking between pump, signal, idler and higher order generated parametric lights.

  12. Annual Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program Report for the Fort St. Vrain Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation

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    Hall, Gregory Graham; Newkirk, Jay Ronald; Borst, Frederick Jon

    2002-02-01

    This report presents the results of the 2001 Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program conducted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.44 for the Fort St. Vrain Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation. A description of the facility and the monitoring program is provided. The results of monitoring the predominant radiation exposure pathway, direct and scattered radiation exposure, indicate the facility operation has not contributed to any increase in the estimated maximum potential dose commitment to the general public.

  13. Separating the Effect of Independent Interference Sources with Rayleigh Faded Signal Link: Outage Analysis and Applications

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    Kahlon, Arshdeep S; Periyalwar, Shalini; Yanikomeroglu, Halim

    2012-01-01

    We show that, for independent interfering sources and a signal link with exponentially distributed received power, the total probability of outage can be decomposed as a simple expression of the outages from the individual interfering sources. We give a mathematical proof of this result, and discuss some immediate implications, showing how it results in important simplifications to statistical outage analysis. We also discuss its application to two active topics of study: spectrum sharing, and sum of interference powers (e.g., lognormal) analysis.

  14. TEXT-INDEPENDENT VOICE CONVERSION BASED ON UNIT SELECTION David Sundermann1,2,3

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Suendermann, David

    TEXT-INDEPENDENT VOICE CONVERSION BASED ON UNIT SELECTION David S¨undermann1,2,3 ,Harald H¨oge1@cs.rwth-aachen.de awb@cs.cmu.edu shri@sipi.usc.edu ABSTRACT So far, most of the voice conversion training procedures. In this pa- per, we present a new approach that applies unit selection to find corresponding time frames

  15. Synchronized Independent Narrow-band Single Photons and Efficient Generation of Photonic Entanglement

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    Zhen-Sheng Yuan; Yu-Ao Chen; Shuai Chen; Bo Zhao; Markus Koch; Thorsten Strassel; Yong Zhao; Gan-Jun Zhu; Jörg Schmiedmayer; Jian-Wei Pan

    2007-05-05

    We create independent, synchronized single-photon sources with built-in quantum memory based on two remote cold atomic ensembles. The synchronized single photons are used to demonstrate efficient generation of entanglement. The resulting entangled photon pairs violate a Bell's Inequality by 5 standard deviations. Our synchronized single photons with their long coherence time of 25 ns and the efficient creation of entanglement serve as an ideal building block for scalable linear optical quantum information processing.

  16. Surviving the credit crunch. [Low interest financing for independent power projects

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    Burr, M.T.

    1992-03-01

    This article examines the current financing situation for independent power projects and how to access the money available with low interest rates. The topics of the article include who has money available, the risks lenders are willing to take, equity and quasi-equity, finding cash, and the winning combination of excellent project economics, proven technology, airtight contracts and a demonstrated track record for developing and maintaining viable projects.

  17. Independent Oversight Review of the Employee Concerns Program at the Savannah River Operations Office, July 2013

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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 DeliciousMathematicsEnergy HeadquartersFuelBConservation StandardsEnergy In2008 | Department ofIndependent

  18. An adenosine triphosphate-independent proteasome activator contributes to the virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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    Jastrab, Jordan B.; Wang, Tong; Murphy, J. Patrick; Bai, Lin; Hu, Kuan; Merkx, Remco; Huang, Jessica; Chatterjee, Champak; Ovaa, Huib; Gygi, Steven P.; et al

    2015-03-23

    Mycobacterium tuberculosis encodes a proteasome that is highly similar to eukaryotic proteasomes and is required to cause lethal infections in animals. The only pathway known to target proteins for proteasomal degradation in bacteria is pupylation, which is functionally analogous to eukaryotic ubiquitylation. However, evidence suggests that the M. tuberculosis proteasome contributes to pupylation-independent pathways as well. To identify new proteasome cofactors that might contribute to such pathways, we isolated proteins that bound to proteasomes overproduced in M. tuberculosis and found a previously uncharacterized protein, Rv3780, which formed rings and capped M. tuberculosis proteasome core particles. Rv3780 enhanced peptide and proteinmore »degradation by proteasomes in an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-independent manner. We identified putative Rv3780-dependent proteasome substrates and found that Rv3780 promoted robust degradation of the heat shock protein repressor, HspR. Importantly, an M. tuberculosis Rv3780 mutant had a general growth defect, was sensitive to heat stress, and was attenuated for growth in mice. Collectively, these data demonstrate that ATP-independent proteasome activators are not confined to eukaryotes and can contribute to the virulence of one the world’s most devastating pathogens.« less

  19. Chk2 regulates transcription-independent p53-mediated apoptosis in response to DNA damage

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    Chen Chen [Department of Geriatric Research, National Institute for Longevity Sciences, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Obu, Aichi 474-8522 (Japan); Shimizu, Shigeomi [Department of Post-Genomics Diseases, Osaka University Medical School, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Tsujimoto, Yoshihide [Department of Post-Genomics Diseases, Osaka University Medical School, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Motoyama, Noboru [Department of Geriatric Research, National Institute for Longevity Sciences, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Obu, Aichi 474-8522 (Japan)]. E-mail: motoyama@nils.go.jp

    2005-07-29

    The tumor suppressor protein p53 plays a central role in the induction of apoptosis in response to genotoxic stress. The protein kinase Chk2 is an important regulator of p53 function in mammalian cells exposed to ionizing radiation (IR). Cells derived from Chk2-deficient mice are resistant to the induction of apoptosis by IR, and this resistance has been thought to be a result of the defective transcriptional activation of p53 target genes. It was recently shown, however, that p53 itself and histone H1.2 translocate to mitochondria and thereby induces apoptosis in a transcription-independent manner in response to IR. We have now examined whether Chk2 also regulates the transcription-independent induction of apoptosis by p53 and histone H1.2. The reduced ability of IR to induce p53 stabilization in Chk2-deficient thymocytes was associated with a marked impairment of p53 and histone H1 translocation to mitochondria. These results suggest that Chk2 regulates the transcription-independent mechanism of p53-mediated apoptosis by inducing stabilization of p53 in response to IR.

  20. Independent Technical Review of the X-740 Groundwater Remedy, Portsmouth, Ohio: Technical Evaluation and Recommendations

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    Looney, B.; Rhia, B.; Jackson, D.; Eddy-Dilek, C.

    2010-04-30

    Two major remedial campaigns have been applied to a plume of trichloroethene (TCE) contaminated groundwater near the former X-740 facility at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon Ohio. The two selected technologies, phytoremediation using a stand of hybrid poplar trees from 1999-2007 and in situ chemical oxidation using modified Fenton's Reagent from 2008-2009, have proven ineffective in achieving remedial action objectives (RAOs). The 'poor' performance of these technologies is a direct result of site specific conditions and the local contaminant hydrogeology. Key among these challenges is the highly heterogeneous subsurface geology with a thin contaminated aquifer zone (the Gallia) - the behavior of the contamination in the Gallia is currently dominated by slow release of TCE from the clay of the overlying Minford formation, from the sandstone of the underlying Berea formation, and from clayey layers within the Gallia itself. In response to the remediation challenges for the X-740 plume, the Portsmouth team (including the US Department of Energy (DOE), the site contractor (CDM), and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA)) is evaluating the feasibility of remediation at this site and identifying specific alternatives that are well matched to site conditions and that would maximize the potential for achieving RAOs. To support this evaluation, the DOE Office of Groundwater and Soil Remediation (EM-32) assembled a team of experts to serve as a resource and provide input and recommendations to Portsmouth. Despite the challenging site conditions and the failure of the previous two remediation campaigns to adequately move the site toward RAOs, the review team was unanimous in the conclusion that an effective combination of cost effective technologies can be identified. Further, the team expressed optimism that RAOs can be achieved if realistic timeframes are accepted by all parties. The initial efforts of the review team focused on reviewing the site history and data and organizing the information into a conceptual model and findings to assist in evaluating the potential of alternative remediation technologies. Examples of the key conceptual findings of the EM-32 review team were: (1) The Gallia represents the most practical target for deployment of in situ remediation treatment reagents - injection/extraction focused in this zone would provide maximum lateral impacts with minimal potential risk of failure or adverse collateral impacts. (2) The slow release of TCE from clay and sandstone into the Gallia represent a long term source of TCE that can re-contaminate the Gallia in the future - technologies that effectively treat the permeable portions of the Gallia, but do not leave residual treatment capacity in the system are unlikely to achieve long term remedial action objectives. CDM, the site contractor, provided important and useful information documenting the status and preliminary results of the on-site technology alternative evaluation. In the CDM evaluation, potential technologies were either retained (or screened out) in two preliminary evaluation phases and a detailed evaluation was performed on the five alternatives that were retained into the final 'detailed analysis' phase. The five alternatives that were included in the detailed analysis were: (1) hydraulic fracturing with EHC (a solid bioremediation amendment), (2) enhanced anaerobic bioremediation, (3) in situ chemical oxidation, (4) electrical resistance heating, and (5) reactive barriers. In several cases, two or three variants were separately evaluated. The review team found the CDM effort to be generally credible and reasonable. Thus, the review team focused on providing additional considerations and inputs to Portsmouth and on amending and refining the alternatives in ways that might improve performance and/or reduce costs. The Department of Energy Portsmouth Paducah Project Office requested assistance from Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM-32) to provide an independent technical panel to review previous and o