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  1. The APS machine protection system (MPS)

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    The machine protection system (MPS) that protects the APS storage ring vacuum chamber from x-ray beams, is active. There are over 650 sensors monitored and networked through the MPS system. About the same number of other process variables are monitored by the much slower EPICS control system, which also has an input to the rf abort chain. The MPS network is still growing with the beam position limits detection system coming on-line. The network configuration, along with a limited description of individual subsystems, is presented

  2. Development status of MPS for the IFMIF/EVEDA accelerator (2)

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    International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) is an accelerator-based neutron irradiation facility to develop materials for a demonstration fusion reactor next to ITER. For providing materials to make a decision of IFMIF construction, Engineering Validation and Engineering Design Activities (EVEDA) under the Broader Approach agreement have been started. IFMIF/EVEDA prototype accelerator consists of Injector, a 175 MHz RFQ linac, a matching section, the first section of Superconducting RF linac, a high energy beam transport line and a beam dump, and the acceleration tests by employing the deuteron beam of 125 mA are planning in Rokkasho, Aomori, Japan. One of the control system for Linear IFMIF Prototype Accelerator (LIPAc), Machine Protection System (MPS) realize the beam rapid stop to minimize the beam loss. This paper presents the development status of the MPS, and the prospects to apply them to the Injector test. (author)

  3. MPS Editor

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    Mathews, William S.; Liu, Ning; Francis, Laurie K.; OReilly, Taifun L.; Schrock, Mitchell; Page, Dennis N.; Morris, John R.; Joswig, Joseph C.; Crockett, Thomas M.; Shams, Khawaja S.

    2011-01-01

    Previously, it was time-consuming to hand-edit data and then set up simulation runs to find the effect and impact of the input data on a spacecraft. MPS Editor provides the user the capability to create/edit/update models and sequences, and immediately try them out using what appears to the user as one piece of software. MPS Editor provides an integrated sequencing environment for users. It provides them with software that can be utilized during development as well as actual operations. In addition, it provides them with a single, consistent, user friendly interface. MPS Editor uses the Eclipse Rich Client Platform to provide an environment that can be tailored to specific missions. It provides the capability to create and edit, and includes an Activity Dictionary to build the simulation spacecraft models, build and edit sequences of commands, and model the effects of those commands on the spacecraft. MPS Editor is written in Java using the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. It is currently built with four perspectives: the Activity Dictionary Perspective, the Project Adaptation Perspective, the Sequence Building Perspective, and the Sequence Modeling Perspective. Each perspective performs a given task. If a mission doesn't require that task, the unneeded perspective is not added to that project's delivery. In the Activity Dictionary Perspective, the user builds the project-specific activities, observations, calibrations, etc. Typically, this is used during the development phases of the mission, although it can be used later to make changes and updates to the Project Activity Dictionary. In the Adaptation Perspective, the user creates the spacecraft models such as power, data store, etc. Again, this is typically used during development, but will be used to update or add models of the spacecraft. The Sequence Building Perspective allows the user to create a sequence of activities or commands that go to the spacecraft. It provides a simulation of the activities and commands that have been created.

  4. FEDERAL USERS CONFERENCE PRODUCT LINE TOOL SET (PLTS) MAP PRODUCTION SYSTEM (MPS) ATLAS CUSTOM GRIDS [Rev 0 was draft

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    Maps, and more importantly Atlases, are assisting the user community in managing a large land area with complex issues, the most complex of which is the management of nuclear waste. The techniques and experiences discussed herein were gained while developing several atlases for use at the US Department of Energy's Hanford Site. The user community requires the ability to locate not only waste sites, but other features as well. Finding a specific waste site on a map and in the field is a difficult task at a site the size of Hanford. To find a specific waste site, the user begins by locating the item or object in an index, then locating the feature on the corresponding map within an atlas. Locating features requires a method for indexing them. The location index and how to place it on a map or atlas is the central theme presented in this article. The user requirements for atlases forced the design team to develop new and innovative solutions for requirements that Product Line Tool Set (PLTS) Map Production System (MPS)-Atlas was not designed to handle. The layout of the most complex atlases includes custom reference grids, multiple data frames, multiple map series, and up to 250 maps. All of these functional requirements are at the extreme edge of the capabilities of PLTS MPS-Atlas. This document outlines the setup of an atlas using PLTS MPS-Atlas to meet these requirements

  5. Can operations put the MPS into an unsafe state?

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    Ponce, L

    2011-01-01

    During the 2010 run, the MPS have been additionally stressed by the commissioning of operational procedures and systems tests. As requested by the MPS external review committee, human factors have to be further minimized and discipline reinforced when increasing the stored beam energies towards and beyond the 2010 target of 30 MJ. This talk will present a synthesis of the Evian discussion on MPS and human factors, with an emphasis on the tools and procedures to be put in place for the 2011 run in order to ensure the machine safety during standard beam operation and after periods of machine developments or technical stops.

  6. Development of cerebellar pathology in the canine model of mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIA (MPS IIIA).

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    Hassiotis, Sofia; Jolly, Robert D; Hemsley, Kim M

    2014-12-01

    The temporal relationship between the onset of clinical signs in the mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIA (MPS IIIA) Huntaway dog model and cerebellar pathology has not been described. Here we sought to characterize the accumulation of primary (heparan sulfate) and secondary (G(M3)) substrates and onset of other changes in cerebellar tissues, and investigate the relationship to the onset of motor dysfunction in these animals. We observed that Purkinje cells were present in dogs aged up to and including 30.9 months, however by 40.9 months of age only ~12% remained, coincident with the onset of clinical signs. Primary and secondary substrate accumulation and inflammation were detected as early as 2.2 months and axonal spheroids were observed from 4.3 months in the deep cerebellar nuclei and later (11.6 months) in cerebellar white matter tracts. Degenerating neurons and apoptotic cells were not observed at any time. Our findings suggest that cell autonomous mechanisms may contribute to Purkinje cell death in the MPS IIIA dog. PMID:25453402

  7. Replacement of heavy components of the Main Primary System (MPS). Recent innovations made by Framatome ANP

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    The replacement of heavy components is the result of widespread stress corrosion of Inconel 600 (and alloys 82/182) in the primary system. Following the corrosion of steam generator tubes, which led to the first steam generator replacement (SGR) operations, work has begun on reactor vessel head replacements (RVHR) and pressurizer replacements, pending treatment of the dissimilar butt welds (DBW). The replacement of sections of the Main Primary System is one way of optimizing plant lifetime besides preventing stress corrosion in primary components and combating phenomena as thermal fatigue or certain metallurgical weaknesses. The increase in the number of major operations carried out in the reactor building on PWR and BWR reactor geometries has called for major technical innovations. AREVA, has over the past twenty years carried out more than forty SGRs throughout the world, including the supply of 115 steam generators of all types. This equates to over 60% of all SGR operations performed in Europe and the USA. Today, most SGR operations are performed in the USA, though some still continue in Europe and Asia. Operations have been planned until 2015. The first RVHR operations were carried out in France in 1993, and have been widespread in Europe since 1996 (Spain and Belgium), and in the USA since 2002 (Davis Besse). Since 1993 AREVA, through its subsidiaries Framatome ANP, Jeumont SA and SGT, has performed 72 RVHRs, i.e. most of those carried out in Europe and the USA.f those carried out in Europe and the USA. Today, RVHR operations take place throughout the world and have been planned until 2014. The first pressurizer replacement took place in the fall of 2005 in Saint Lucie, USA. Others are to follow (Fort Calhoun, Millestone). A significant number of partial or complete pressurizer replacements are now being scheduled. Special focus must be given to this new operation, as a decision is required between the following types of replacements, taking into account the number of pressurizer heaters and the condition of the various penetrations (lateral or from above, for instrumentation, unloading, spraying, etc.): - Complete replacement of the component (including dissimilar metal welds, thermal sleeves and even a section of the surge line if necessary); - Bottom replacement; - Replacement of faulty penetrations only. Along with the regular replacement of molded Main Primary System elbows (SGR operations), the following actions have also been carried out: - Replacement of a half crossover leg (SGR-GR4, 2000); - Replacement of a cold leg section (RCLS) with a chemical and volume control system (CVCS) nozzle (SGR-FH1, 2002). In the future we predict work will be carried out on the pressurizer surge line (potentially carried out as part of a pressurizer changeover or as a stand-alone operation). This presentation will focus on the major innovations developed by Framatome ANP, aided by its international customers in order to carry out these primary component replacement operations as well and as quickly as possible. These innovations concern the following domains: - Hoisting and handling; - Metrology and topo-metry; - Machining and welding; - Automated operations in piping; - Operation management. In conclusion one stresses that to increase the lifetime of their nuclear plants, optimize outages and sometimes increase thermal and electrical power it is necessary to optimize the replacement of heavy primary components. To meet the operator needs, suppliers must in turn enhance their capacity and skills in terms of: - Providing near-turnkey services (supplies and work); - Orchestrating these operations (i.e. by performing the duties of an engineering department); - Providing services in a range of fields, from concrete to instrumentation and control, and even performance testing; - Being technically innovative in all of these areas. Since the 1990's, with the assistance of its worldwide customer base, Framatome ANP has been carrying out this approach thanks to its experience as a vendor and manufacturer (OEM), bolstered by the capa

  8. Development of the machine protection system for LCLS-I

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    Machine Protection System (MPS) requirements for the currently operating Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLSI) demand that fault detection and mitigation occur within one machine pulse (1/120 of a second at full beam rate). The MPS must handle inputs from a variety of sources including loss monitors as well as standard state-type inputs. These sensors exist at various places across the full 2.5 Km length of the accelerator and beam lines. A new MPS has been developed based on a distributed star network where custom-designed local hardware nodes handle sensor inputs and mitigation outputs for localized regions of the LCLS accelerator complex. These Link- Nodes report status information and receive action commands from a centralized processor running the MPS algorithm over a private network. The individual Link-Node is a 3u chassis with configurable hardware components that can be setup with digital and analog inputs and outputs, depending upon the sensor and actuator requirements. Features include a custom MPS digital input/output subsystem, a private Ethernet interface, an embedded processor, a custom MPS engine implemented in an FPGA and an Industry Pack (IP) bus interface, allowing COTS and custom analog/digital I/O modules to be utilized for MPS functions. These features, while capable of handling standard MPS state-type inputs and outputs, allow other systems like beam loss monitors to be completely integrated within it. To date, four different types of Link-Nodes adate, four different types of Link-Nodes are in use in LCLS-I. This paper describes the design, construction and implementation of the LCLS MPS with a focus on the Link-Node, which has proven to be a very useful and flexible component for the MPS. (authors)

  9. Local Government Finance in Ghana: Disbursement and Utilisation of the MPs share of the District Assemblies Common Fund

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    Nana Nimo Appiah-Agyekum

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The establishment of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF in 1993 and concomitant percentage set aside for Members of Parliament (MPs in 2004 aims to support local governments and legislators in pro-poor development activities in their communities and constituencies. In spite of the importance of the MPs’ share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (MPsCF in financing local level development in Ghana, very little is known about monitoring systems and procedures on the disbursement and utilization of the funds. The study therefore assessed qualitative data derived from interviews with officials from selected Local Government Authorities (LGAs as well as other key stakeholders in the disbursement and utilization of the fund. The study findings point to the absence of legislative instrument on the management of the MPsCF. Further, monitoring of the fund was a responsibility shared by the LGAs and other external stakeholders. Finally, the effectiveness of monitoring the disbursement and utilization of the MPsCF was strongly influenced by the relationship between the Chief Executive of the Local Government Authority (LGCE and MPs in the local government area.

  10. Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Orbiter Main Propulsion System (MPS) Gaseous Hydrogen (GH2) Flow Control Valve (FCV) Poppet Eddy Current (EC) Inspection Probability of Detection (POD) Study. Volume 1

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    Piascik, Robert S.; Prosser, William H.

    2011-01-01

    The Director of the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC), requested an independent assessment of the anomalous gaseous hydrogen (GH2) flow incident on the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Orbiter Vehicle (OV)-105 during the Space Transportation System (STS)-126 mission. The main propulsion system (MPS) engine #2 GH2 flow control valve (FCV) LV-57 transition from low towards high flow position without being commanded. Post-flight examination revealed that the FCV LV-57 poppet had experienced a fatigue failure that liberated a section of the poppet flange. The NESC assessment provided a peer review of the computational fluid dynamics (CFD), stress analysis, and impact testing. A probability of detection (POD) study was requested by the SSP Orbiter Project for the eddy current (EC) nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques that were developed to inspect the flight FCV poppets. This report contains the findings and recommendations from the NESC assessment.

  11. Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Orbiter Main Propulsion System (MPS) Gaseous Hydrogen (GH2) Flow Control Valve (FCV) Poppet Eddy Current (EC) Inspection Probability of Detection (POD) Study. Volume 2; Appendices

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    Piascik, Robert S.; Prosser, William H.

    2011-01-01

    The Director of the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC), requested an independent assessment of the anomalous gaseous hydrogen (GH2) flow incident on the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Orbiter Vehicle (OV)-105 during the Space Transportation System (STS)-126 mission. The main propulsion system (MPS) engine #2 GH2 flow control valve (FCV) LV-57 transition from low towards high flow position without being commanded. Post-flight examination revealed that the FCV LV-57 poppet had experienced a fatigue failure that liberated a section of the poppet flange. The NESC assessment provided a peer review of the computational fluid dynamics (CFD), stress analysis, and impact testing. A probability of detection (POD) study was requested by the SSP Orbiter Project for the eddy current (EC) nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques that were developed to inspect the flight FCV poppets. This report contains the Appendices to the main report.

  12. OLiMPS: OpenFlow Link-layer MultiPath Switching

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    Newman, Harvey B [California Institute of Technology; Barczyk, Artur [California Institute of Technology; Bredel, Michael [California Institute of Technology

    2014-11-17

    The OLiMPS project’s goal was the development of an OpenFlow controller application allowing load balancing over multiple switched paths across a complex network topology. The second goal was to integrate the controller with Dynamic Circuit Network systems such as ESnet’s OSCARS. Both goals were achieved successfully, as laid out in this report.

  13. Optimization of the SODAR preprocessor MPS

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    The data measured by meteorological monitoring stations at the site of nuclear installations form the basis for calculation and fast assessment of the atmospheric dispersion of radionuclides released in an accident, and the resulting population exposure. Application of modern atmospheric dispersion models, as eg. that of the French-German Commission (DFK model), requires a novel calculation method for determination of boundary layer parameters based on SODAR information and supplementary meteorological measurements. For the research project St. Sch. 4102, the meteorological preprocessor for SODAR data (MPS) has been developed and is explained in the reports /THI 96/ and THI 98/. The task of the research project St.Sch. 4166 reported here was to optimize the MPS and carry out relevant validations. (orig./CB)

  14. MPS beam control software architecture

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    The new Machine Protection System (MPS) now being tested at SLAC has a beam control subsystem resident in processors located close to the beam monitoring devices within the machine. There are two types of beam control micros: Algorithm Processors (AP's) which collect and evaluate data from monitoring devices, and a Supervisor (SUPE) which collects and evaluates data from all the AP's. The SUPE also receives the global machine beamcode indicating beam presence, and passes it on to the AP's. The SUPE receives the beamcode pattern from the Master Pattern Generator (MPG) via a shared-memory communication link. MIL-1553 serial communication is used between the SUPE and the AP's, and between the AP's and the monitoring devices. Multitasking software is used to allow high priority handling of data evaluation and low priority handling of host/user interfacing and event reporting. Pipelining of data between acquisition and evaluation and reporting is used to accomodate the processing capacity, while still supporting full processing at the 360Hz broadcast rate of the beamcode pattern

  15. MPS beam control software architecture

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    The new Machine Protection System (MPS) now being tested at SLAC has a beam control subsystem resident in processors located close to the beam monitoring devices within the machine. There are two types of beam control micros: Algorithm Processors (AP's) which collect and evaluate data from monitoring devices, and a Supervisor (SUPE) which collects and evaluates data from all the AP's. The SUPE also receives the global machine beamcode indicating beam presence, and passes it on to the AP's. The SUPE receives the beamcode pattern from the Master Pattern Generator (MPG) via a shared-memory communication link. MIL-1553 serial communication is used between the SUPE and the AP's, and between the AP's and the monitoring devices. Multitasking software is used to allow high priority handling of data evaluation and low priority handling of host/user interfacing and event reporting. Pipelining of data between acquisition and evaluation and reporting is used to accommodate the processing capacity, while still supporting full processing at the 36OHz broadcast rate of the beamcode pattern

  16. Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing TI MPS433

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    Barrett, Steven

    2011-01-01

    This book provides a thorough introduction to the Texas Instruments MPS430 microcontroller. The MPS430 is a 16-bit reduced instruction set (RISC) processor that features ultra low power consumption and integrated digital and analog hardware. Variants of the MPS430 microcontroller have been in production since 1993. This provides for a host of MPS430 products including evaluation boards, compilers, and documentation. A thorough introduction to the MPS430 line of microcontrollers, programming techniques, and interface concepts are provided along with considerable tutorial information with many i

  17. Simulation of the incompressible flows with the MPS method

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    The moving particle semi-implicit (MPS) method is a fully Lagrangian method developed for the incompressible viscous flow. The Rayleigh-Taylor instability (RTI) between Silicon oil and water driven by the buoyancy force was successfully simulated with the MPS method. The three typical stages of the RTI development are clearly simulated. Bubble and spike shapes are consistent with the prediction for a low Atwood-number RTI. The bubble numbers agree well with the prediction by the linear analysis of RTI. The results are in good agreement with the experimental observation. Then, the natural convection in enclosures had been successfully simulated with the MPS method. The results for the Nusselt numbers are consistent with the benchmark calculation. In the calculation, a new Laplacian model had been presented and verified. (authors)

  18. Development of a fluorescence-based in vivo phagocytosis assay to measure mononuclear phagocyte system function in the rat.

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    Tartaro, Karrie; VanVolkenburg, Maria; Wilkie, Dean; Coskran, Timothy M; Kreeger, John M; Kawabata, Thomas T; Casinghino, Sandra

    2015-07-01

    The mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) which provides protection against infection is made up of phagocytic cells that engulf and digest bacteria or other foreign substances. Suppression of the MPS may lead to decreased clearance of pathogenic microbes. Drug delivery systems and immunomodulatory therapeutics that target phagocytes have a potential to inhibit MPS function. Available methods to measure inhibition of MPS function use uptake of radioactively-labeled cells or labor-intensive semi-quantitative histologic techniques. The objective of this work was to develop a non-radioactive quantitative method to measure MPS function in vivo by administering heat-killed E. coli conjugated to a pH-sensitive fluorescent dye (Bioparticles®). Fluorescence of the Bioparticles® is increased at low pH when they are in phagocytic lysosomes. The amount of Bioparticles® phagocytosed by MPS organs in rats was determined by measuring fluorescence intensity in livers and spleens ex vivo using an IVIS® Spectrum Pre-clinical In Vivo Imaging System. Phagocytosis of the particles by peripheral blood neutrophils was measured by flow cytometry. To assess method sensitivity, compounds likely to suppress the MPS [clodronate-containing liposomes, carboxylate-modified latex particles, maleic vinyl ether (MVE) polymer] were administered to rats prior to injection of the Bioparticles®. The E. coli particles consistently co-localized with macrophage markers in the liver but not in the spleen. All of the compounds tested decreased phagocytosis in the liver, but had no consistent effects on phagocytic activity in the spleen. In addition, administration of clodronate liposomes and MVE polymer increased the percentage of peripheral blood neutrophils that phagocytosed the Bioparticles®. In conclusion, an in vivo rat model was developed that measures phagocytosis of E. coli particles in the liver and may be used to assess the impact of test compounds on MPS function. Still, the detection of inhibition of splenic macrophage function will require further assay development. PMID:25027674

  19. On the Kinematic Motion Primitives (kMPs) - Theory and Application

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    FedericoLorenzoMoro

    2012-01-01

    Human neuromotor capabilities guarantee a wide variety of motions. A full understanding of human motion can be beneficial for rehabilitation or performance enhancement purposes, or for its reproduction on artificial systems like robots. This work aims at describing the complexity of human motion in a reduced dimensionality, by means of kinematic Motion Primitives (kMPs). A set of five invariant kMPs are identified for periodic motions, and a set of two kMPs for discrete motions. It is shown h...

  20. MPS VAX monitor and control software architecture

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    The new Machine Protection System (MPS) now being tested at the SLAC Linear Collider (SLC) includes monitoring and controlling facilities integrated into the existing VAX control system. The actual machine protection is performed by VME micros which control the beam repetition rate on a pulse-by-pulse basis based on measurements from fault detectors. The VAX is used to control and configure the VME micros, configure custom CAMAC modules providing the fault detector inputs, monitor and report faults and system errors, update the SLC database, and interface with the user. The design goals of the VAX software include a database-driven system to allow configuration changes without code changes, use of a standard TCP/IP-based message service for communication, use of existing SLCNET micros for CAMAC configuration, security and verification features to prevent unauthorized access, error and alarm logging and display updates as quickly as possible, and use of touch panels and X-windows displays for the user interface

  1. Genetic selection for resistance to mycoplasmal pneumonia of swine (MPS) in the Landrace line influences the expression of soluble factors in blood after MPS vaccine sensitization.

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    Shimazu, Tomoyuki; Borjigin, Liushiqi; Katayama, Yuki; Li, Meihua; Satoh, Takumi; Watanabe, Kouichi; Kitazawa, Haruki; Roh, Sang-gun; Aso, Hisashi; Kazuo, Katoh; Suda, Yoshihito; Sakuma, Akiko; Nakajo, Mituru; Suzuki, Keiichi

    2014-04-01

    We recently developed a Landrace line that is resistant to mycoplasmal pneumonia of swine (MPS) infection by genetic selection for five generations, and we reported that the immunophenotype of this line is different from that of the non-selected line in terms of changes in peripheral blood leukocyte population after MPS vaccination. This study followed up previous findings demonstrating changes in soluble factors in blood, namely, hormones, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG), and cytokines. These two lines were injected with MPS vaccine on days -7 and 0 after blood sampling on those days, and blood samples were collected on days -14, -7, 0, 2, 7 and 14. We found changes in the levels of many hormones and cytokines in both lines. However, we found that only growth hormone (GH) and interferon (IFN)-? levels were statistically different between these two lines. GH concentration was reduced (day 0) and IFN-? concentration was increased (day 14) in the MPS-selected line compared with the non-selected line, despite unchanged IFN-? messenger RNA expression in blood cells. Although detailed mechanisms underlying these phenotypes remain unsolved, these traits would be useful to improve MPS resistance in pig production and provide an insight into MPS infection. PMID:24329865

  2. Seed-mediated synthesis and structural analysis of hierarchical silver microparticles (HiAgMPs) with highly nanotextured surfaces

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    Highlights: • Hierarchical silver microparticles (HiAgMPs) were synthesized by the seed-mediated method using silver nanoplates as seeds. • The growth of HiAgMPs under various synthetic conditions was analyzed by time-dependent scanning electron microscopy. • The internal structure of HiAgMPs was thoroughly investigated by direct electron microscopic observation and N2 isotherm. - Abstract: We developed a novel method to synthesize hierarchical silver microparticles (HiAgMPs) with highly nanotextured surfaces based on the seed-mediated synthesis by using silver nanoplates as seeds. The synthetic conditions for the resultant HiAgMPs were intensively investigated with various types and concentrations of nanoparticle seeds at different Ag+ concentrations. The growth mechanism of the HiAgMPs was studied by monitoring the morphological evolution at different growth phases. Importantly, we, for the first time, analyzed the internal structure of the HiAgMPs, which are composed of a packed core surrounded by a grooved shell. The catalytic properties of the HiAgMPs were investigated and determined to be highly active for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol

  3. Fully-automated field mapping of a dipole magnet of a multi-passage spectrometer (MPS)

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    Meissner, Robert; Thirolf, Peter; Weber, Christine [Fakultaet fuer Physik, LMU - Muenchen (Germany)

    2013-07-01

    MLLTRAP is a Penning-trap mass-spectrometer facility, which is currently being commissioned at the Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory in Garching. Here, atomic mass values are determined by measuring cyclotron frequencies of stored ions in a strong magnetic field. In the future, highly-charged ions should be utilized for an improvement in the achievable mass accuracy. For this purpose, singly-charged ions will have to be injected into a charge-breeding device, such as an EBIT, and transferred back towards the Penning traps, while being q/A selected. To fulfill these tasks a multi-passage-spectrometer (MPS) is being built. It consists of a fast-ramping, round-pole dipole magnet with an electrostatic mirror system. A basic requirement for building the MPS is a detailed knowledge on the magnetic field produced by the magnet. It is necessary to simulate the trajectories of the ions and gain knowledge on the design and geometry of the electrostatic mirror system and the vacuum chamber. For this purpose, a robot was designed, which - powered by three step motors - measures the magnetic field fully automated. The robot moves a Hall probe within three dimensions with a resolution of 1 mm and an uncertainty of 0.5 mm. In this presentation, the development of the robot, its control and data acquisition via LabView and the results are presented.

  4. Fully-automated field mapping of a dipole magnet of a multi-passage spectrometer (MPS)

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    MLLTRAP is a Penning-trap mass-spectrometer facility, which is currently being commissioned at the Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory in Garching. Here, atomic mass values are determined by measuring cyclotron frequencies of stored ions in a strong magnetic field. In the future, highly-charged ions should be utilized for an improvement in the achievable mass accuracy. For this purpose, singly-charged ions will have to be injected into a charge-breeding device, such as an EBIT, and transferred back towards the Penning traps, while being q/A selected. To fulfill these tasks a multi-passage-spectrometer (MPS) is being built. It consists of a fast-ramping, round-pole dipole magnet with an electrostatic mirror system. A basic requirement for building the MPS is a detailed knowledge on the magnetic field produced by the magnet. It is necessary to simulate the trajectories of the ions and gain knowledge on the design and geometry of the electrostatic mirror system and the vacuum chamber. For this purpose, a robot was designed, which - powered by three step motors - measures the magnetic field fully automated. The robot moves a Hall probe within three dimensions with a resolution of 1 mm and an uncertainty of 0.5 mm. In this presentation, the development of the robot, its control and data acquisition via LabView and the results are presented.

  5. Reservoir Modeling by Data Integration via Intermediate Spaces and Artificial Intelligence Tools in MPS Simulation Frameworks

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    Ahmadi, Rouhollah, E-mail: rouhollahahmadi@yahoo.com [Amirkabir University of Technology, PhD Student at Reservoir Engineering, Department of Petroleum Engineering (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Khamehchi, Ehsan [Amirkabir University of Technology, Faculty of Petroleum Engineering (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-12-15

    Conditioning stochastic simulations are very important in many geostatistical applications that call for the introduction of nonlinear and multiple-point data in reservoir modeling. Here, a new methodology is proposed for the incorporation of different data types into multiple-point statistics (MPS) simulation frameworks. Unlike the previous techniques that call for an approximate forward model (filter) for integration of secondary data into geologically constructed models, the proposed approach develops an intermediate space where all the primary and secondary data are easily mapped onto. Definition of the intermediate space, as may be achieved via application of artificial intelligence tools like neural networks and fuzzy inference systems, eliminates the need for using filters as in previous techniques. The applicability of the proposed approach in conditioning MPS simulations to static and geologic data is verified by modeling a real example of discrete fracture networks using conventional well-log data. The training patterns are well reproduced in the realizations, while the model is also consistent with the map of secondary data.

  6. Reservoir Modeling by Data Integration via Intermediate Spaces and Artificial Intelligence Tools in MPS Simulation Frameworks

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    Conditioning stochastic simulations are very important in many geostatistical applications that call for the introduction of nonlinear and multiple-point data in reservoir modeling. Here, a new methodology is proposed for the incorporation of different data types into multiple-point statistics (MPS) simulation frameworks. Unlike the previous techniques that call for an approximate forward model (filter) for integration of secondary data into geologically constructed models, the proposed approach develops an intermediate space where all the primary and secondary data are easily mapped onto. Definition of the intermediate space, as may be achieved via application of artificial intelligence tools like neural networks and fuzzy inference systems, eliminates the need for using filters as in previous techniques. The applicability of the proposed approach in conditioning MPS simulations to static and geologic data is verified by modeling a real example of discrete fracture networks using conventional well-log data. The training patterns are well reproduced in the realizations, while the model is also consistent with the map of secondary data

  7. Reducing Non-Specific Binding and Uptake of Nanoparticles and Improving Cell Targeting with an Antifouling PEO-b-P?MPS Copolymer Coating

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    CHEN, HONGWEI; Yeh, Julie; Wang, Liya; Wu, Xinying; Cao, Zehong; Wang, Y. Andrew; Zhang, Minming; Yang, Lily; Mao, Hui

    2010-01-01

    One of the major limitations impeding the sensitivity and specificity of biomarker targeted nanoparticles is non-specific binding by biomolecules and uptake by the reticuloendothelial system (RES). We report the development of an antibiofouling polysiloxane containing amphiphilic diblock copolymer, poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(?-methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane) (PEO-b-P?MPS), for coating and functionalizing high quality hydrophobic nanocrystals such as iron oxide nanoparticles and qua...

  8. BNL multiparticle spectrometer (MPS) program

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    The design and operation of the BNL multiparticle spectrometer are described. Also a formation experiment anti pp ? n/sub c/ ? final state was studied at 3.7 to 4.2 GeV/c tuning the total cm energy of the anti pp system to lie near the just below the J mass to search for the existence of a narrow peak (J/sup PC/ = O/sup -+ /GAMMA? several MeV). No outstanding peak is seen, but an approximate cross section limit is given in the region of a few microbarns. There is a clear K0 signal. Also a plot of the effective mass and missing mass for events with two neutral K's produced by 8.7-GeV/c ?- on hydrogen is given

  9. Phosphoregulation of Spc105 by Mps1 and PP1 regulates Bub1 localization to kinetochores.

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    London, Nitobe; Ceto, Steven; Ranish, Jeffrey A; Biggins, Sue

    2012-05-22

    Kinetochores are the macromolecular complexes that interact with microtubules to mediate chromosome segregation. Accurate segregation requires that kinetochores make bioriented attachments to microtubules from opposite poles. Attachments between kinetochores and microtubules are monitored by the spindle checkpoint, a surveillance system that prevents anaphase until every pair of chromosomes makes proper bioriented attachments. Checkpoint activity is correlated with the recruitment of checkpoint proteins to the kinetochore. Mps1 is a conserved protein kinase that regulates segregation and the spindle checkpoint, but few of the targets that mediate its functions have been identified. Here, we show that Mps1 is the major kinase activity that copurifies with budding yeast kinetochore particles and identify the conserved Spc105/KNL-1/blinkin kinetochore protein as a substrate. Phosphorylation of conserved MELT motifs within Spc105 recruits the Bub1 protein to kinetochores, and this is reversed by protein phosphatase I (PP1). Spc105 mutants lacking Mps1 phosphorylation sites are defective in the spindle checkpoint and exhibit growth defects. Together, these data identify Spc105 as a key target of the Mps1 kinase and show that the opposing activities of Mps1 and PP1 regulate the kinetochore localization of the Bub1 protein. PMID:22521787

  10. Development of a machine protection system for the superconducting beam test facility at Fermilab

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    Fermilab's Superconducting RF Beam Test Facility currently under construction will produce electron beams capable of damaging the acceleration structures and the beam line vacuum chambers in the event of an aberrant accelerator pulse. The accelerator is being designed with the capability to operate with up to 3000 bunches per macro-pulse, 5 Hz repetition rate and 1.5 GeV beam energy. It will be able to sustain an average beam power of 72 KW at the bunch charge of 3.2 nC. Operation at full intensity will deposit enough energy in niobium material to approach the melting point of 2500 Celsius degrees. In the early phase with only 3 cryo-modules installed, the facility will be capable of generating electron beam energies of 810 MeV and an average beam power that approaches 40 KW. In either case a robust Machine Protection System (MPS) is required to mitigate effects due to such large damage potentials. The MPS will use the status of critical sub-systems and losses measured by a fast Beam Loss Monitor (BLM) system, using scintillators and photomultiplier tubes (PMT) to identify potential faults. Once a fault is observed, the MPS can then stop or reduce beam intensity by removing the permit from different beam actuators, including the laser pulse controller. This paper will describe the MPS system being developed, the system requirements and the controls issues under consideration. The MPS will need server support for the various hardware systems to view, configure and diagrdware systems to view, configure and diagnose the system. Some of the main requirements for these servers include: -) time stamping at a sub-microsecond resolution in order to allow for data correlation; and -) circular buffers to provide a repository used for post-mortem analysis

  11. Numerical analysis of fuel-coolant interactions in coolant injection mode using MPS

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    The numerical method used in this study is the Moving Particle Semi-implicit (MPS) method which is based on moving particles and their interactions. Grids are not necessary, so that large fluid deformation can be calculated without numerical diffusion. Boiling and solidification models are developed for the MPS method. Melt injection is calculated considering boiling and solidification. Clusters of melt particles appear due to solidification. To understand the fundamental physics of the jet penetration, water jet injection into a pool of a denser fluid under non-boiling and isothermal conditions are calculated using the MPS method. The density ratio of the denser fluid to water is 1.88 (fluorinert) or 9.4 (anatomical alloy). The calculation results are compared with experiments, which were conducted in the ALPHA/MUSE facility at JAERI. In the calculation, air entrainment is observed as the experiments due to the jet penetration. However, the maximum jet penetration depth is shallower than the experiments. (author)

  12. Analytical model for reverse characteristics of 4H–SiC merged PN–Schottky (MPS) diodes

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    A new analytical model for reverse characteristics of 4H–SiC merged PN–Schottky diodes (MPS or JBS) is developed. To accurately calculate the reverse characteristics of the 4H–SiC MPS diode, the relationship between the electric field at the Schottky contact and the reverse bias is analytically established by solving the cylindrical Poisson equation after the channel has pinched off. The reverse current density calculated from the Wentzel–Kramers–Brillouin (WKB) theory is verified by comparing it with the experimental result, showing that they are in good agreement with each other. Moreover, the effects of P-region spacing (S) and P-junction depth (Xj) on the characteristics of 4H–SiC MPS are analysed, and are particularly useful for optimizing the design of the high voltage MPS diodes. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)

  13. Reducing non-specific binding and uptake of nanoparticles and improving cell targeting with an antifouling PEO-b-PgammaMPS copolymer coating.

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    Chen, Hongwei; Wang, Liya; Yeh, Julie; Wu, Xinying; Cao, Zehong; Wang, Yongqiang A; Zhang, Minming; Yang, Lily; Mao, Hui

    2010-07-01

    One of the major limitations impeding the sensitivity and specificity of biomarker targeted nanoparticles is non-specific binding by biomolecules and uptake by the reticuloendothelial system (RES). We report the development of an antibiofouling polysiloxane containing amphiphilic diblock copolymer, poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(gamma-methacryloxypropyl trimethoxysilane) (PEO-b-PgammaMPS), for coating and functionalizing high quality hydrophobic nanocrystals such as iron oxide nanoparticles and quantum dots. These PEO-b-PgammaMPS-coated nanocrystals were colloidally stable in biological medium and showed low non-specific binding by macromolecules after incubation with 100% fetal bovine serum. Both in vitro experiments with macrophages and in vivo biodistribution studies in mice revealed that PEO-b-PgammaMPS copolymer-coated nanocrystals have an antibiofouling effect that reduces non-specific cell and RES uptake. Surface functionalization with amine groups was accomplished through co-crosslinking the polysiloxane coating layer and (3-Aminopropyl)trimethoxysilane in aqueous solution. Tumor integrin alpha(v)beta(3) targeting peptide cyclo-RGD ligands were conjugated on the nanoparticles through a heterobifunctional linker. The resulting integrin alpha(v)beta(3) targeting nanoparticle conjugates showed improved cancer cell targeting with a stronger affinity to U87MG glioma cells, which have a high expression of alpha(v)beta(3) integrins, but minimal binding to MCF-7 breast cancer cells with low expression of alpha(v)beta(3) integrins. PMID:20398933

  14. Mps1 promotes rapid centromere accumulation of Aurora B

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    Waal, Maike S.; Saurin, Adrian T.; Vromans, Martijn J. M.; Vleugel, Mathijs; Wurzenberger, Claudia; Gerlich, Daniel W.; Medema, Rene? H.; Kops, Geert J. P. L.; Lens, Susanne M. A.

    2012-01-01

    Mps1 is shown to stimulate Aurora B centromere recruitment through the Bub1–H2A phosphorylation-Shugoshin pathway. This recruitment circuitry ensures rapid accumulation of Aurora B at the onset of mitosis and proper chromosome biorientation.

  15. The automation of the management of the MPS for J-PARC

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    The machine protection system (MPS) for J-PARC MR is the equipment which stops the beam in the abnormal occurrence of the devices of the accelerator complex. Abnormality in this case is both of beam control abnormal and electric power source equipment trouble. The surveillance object of the MR-MPS is the equipment of about 70. By twin system for central processing of MR-MPS, the improvement in the reliability was attempted. For the real utilization operation, beam stop adjusted to one destination of MLF/MR was carried out. The register for the setting drastically increased by double check and careful operation of the stop area, and the number of the register became about 300. The situation which had exceeded the limit to my management arose in recent operation. Then, it is necessary to control all information by one system for the management with the reliability in the setting in respect of controlling and displaying management and setting verification and information for the equipment management. To solve this situation, the RDB is used for the data management and the automatic generation of the program group of management and display was undertaken. In this report, the briefing on these is carried out. (author)

  16. System software

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    General system BESM-6 software consisting of the operating system (OS) ''Dubna'' and monitoring programming system (MPS) is described. The OS ''Dubna'' posesses means for simultaneous solution in a multiprogram regime of up to 16 software programs with automatic dynamic redistribution of operative memory and machine time between them. There is a developed buffering of data input-output. The MPS comprises a monitor interpreting controlling punch cards and assuring their realization. The MPS consists of translators from algorithmic languages FORTRAN, ALGOL, Assembler from the autocode Madlen. A substantial part of the system is a loader performing the assembly from standard operating program masses and operative memory distribution. As OS CDC-6500 OC NOS/BE is applied. For M-6000, TRA, Electronika-100 and EC-1060 variants of CDC-6500 computer code-analogs variants are developed

  17. Numerical analysis of film boiling of water at atmospheric pressure using MPS-MAFL method

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    Film boiling is avoided to occur in the normal operation of nuclear power plant but it is expected that the film boiling will occur in reactor core and it play important role in post-accident core cooling. Numerical simulation on the development of the steam-water interface and heat transfer in the film boiling of water is performed using Moving Particle Semi-implicit with Meshless Advection using Flow-directional Local-grid(MPS-MAFL) method. The shape change of vapor film and the velocity distribution are coincident with those of experiments. The heat fluxes are compared with those of Berenson's equation for several cases of heater wall temperatures. The heat flux of MPS-MAFL calculation is somewhat lower than that of Berenson's analysis. The reason is because that the distance between computing points is too large for the calculation of heat transfer in a very thin thermal boundary layer and the film thickness is larger than that of real case. From these results, it becomes certain that the heat transfer is mainly affected by the thickness of vapor film and the wall superheat and the MPS-MAFL method is applicable to the film boiling where the phase interface is changed rapidly and complicatedly and the density ratio between the liquid and vapor phases is large

  18. Comparative studies on exenatide-loaded poly (d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid) microparticles prepared by a novel ultra-fine particle processing system and spray drying.

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    Zhu, Chune; Huang, Ying; Zhang, Xiaoying; Mei, Liling; Pan, Xin; Li, Ge; Wu, Chuanbin

    2015-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare the properties of exenatide-loaded poly (d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid) microparticles (Ex-PLGA-MPs) prepared by a novel ultra-fine particle processing system (UPPS) and spray drying. UPPS is a proprietary technology developed by our group based on the disk rotation principle. Characteristics of the MPs including morphology, particle size distribution, drug content, encapsulation efficiency and in vitro release were comparatively studied. Cytotoxicity of the MPs was examined on A549 cells and the pharmacodynamics was investigated in vivo in type 2 diabetes Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Ex-PLGA-MPs prepared by UPPS showed larger particle size, denser surface, greater encapsulation efficiency, less initial burst release, and stable sustained release for more than one month in vitro as compared with the spray drying MPs. Meanwhile, the UPPS MPs effectively controlled the body growth rate and blood glucose in diabetes rats for at least three weeks after a single injection, while the spray drying MPs showed effective control period of about two weeks. UPPS technology was demonstrated to manufacture Ex-PLGA-MPs as a potential sustained release protein/polypeptide delivery system, which is an alternative method for the most commonly used spray drying. This comparative research provides a new guidance for microparticle preparation technology. PMID:26037698

  19. Enhancement of performance and stability of MPS mesh-free particle method for multiphase flows characterized by high density ratios

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    Khayyer, Abbas; Gotoh, Hitoshi

    2013-06-01

    The paper presents an enhanced stabilized MPS (Moving Particle Semi-implicit) method for simulation of multiphase flows characterized by high density ratios. The developed method benefits from four previously developed schemes [1] as well as a novel one proposed for accurate, consistent modeling of density at the phase interface. The new scheme can be considered as an extended version of a commonly applied density smoothening scheme and is shown to keep the sharpness of spatial density variations while enhancing the stability and performance of simulations. Further, the paper highlights the importance of applying a Taylor series consistent scheme for calculation of pressure gradient in multiphase MPS-based simulations. By presenting a simple perturbation analysis, it is shown that some commonly applied MPS-based pressure gradient models are prone to increase the level of unphysical perturbations at the phase interface leading to numerical instabilities. The original MPS gradient model with a Gradient Correction [1] is shown to provide stable and accurate results even in case of violent multiphase flows characterized by high density ratios.

  20. Dynamic Autophosphorylation of Mps1 Kinase Is Required for Faithful Mitotic Progression

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    Wang, Xinghui; Yu, Huijuan; Xu, Leilei; Zhu, Tongge; Zheng, Fan; Fu, Chuanhai; Wang, Zhiyong; Dou, Zhen

    2014-01-01

    The spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) is a surveillance mechanism monitoring cell cycle progression, thus ensuring accurate chromosome segregation. The conserved mitotic kinase Mps1 is a key component of the SAC. The human Mps1 exhibits comprehensive phosphorylation during mitosis. However, the related biological relevance is largely unknown. Here, we demonstrate that 8 autophosphorylation sites within the N-terminus of Mps1, outside of the catalytic domain, are involved in regulating Mps1 ki...

  1. Immunological characterization of peripheral blood leukocytes using vaccine for mycoplasmal pneumonia of swine (MPS) in swine line selected for resistance to MPS.

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    Shimazu, Tomoyuki; Borjigin, Liushiqi; Katayama, Yuki; Li, Meihua; Satoh, Takumi; Watanabe, Kouichi; Kitazawa, Haruki; Roh, Sang-gun; Aso, Hisashi; Katoh, Kazuo; Suda, Yoshihito; Sakuma, Akiko; Nakajo, Mituru; Suzuki, Keiichi

    2013-10-01

    This study was conducted to evaluate immunological changes in peripheral blood leukocytes in pigs that were genetically selected for their improved resistance to mycoplasmal pneumonia of swine (MPS), using MPS vaccine as an antigen. Twelve castrated MPS-selected Landrace pigs were compared with the same number of pigs from a nonselected line by using a time-course analysis at the hematological level. After the second sensitization with MPS vaccine, the percentages of B cells, CD4(+) T cells, and natural killer (NK) cells in total leukocytes were lower in the selected line than in the nonselected line, whereas the percentage of granulocytes in total leukocytes increased in the MPS-selected line. We also assessed the proliferative ability of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) stimulated with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, lipopolysaccharide or concanavalin A, and found that although the proliferative ability of the PBMC was not different between the two lines at a steady state, the nonselected line showed a significantly higher proliferative ability after sensitization with MPS vaccine than the selected line regardless of antigens used. These results thus indicate that the selection of pigs on the basis of MPS resistance changes their immunophenotype, and would give us beneficial information for the prevention of MPS infection. PMID:23607374

  2. Numerical analysis of molten core-concrete interaction using MPS method

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    Moving particle semi-implicit (MPS) method uses particles for discretization of fluids. Governing equations are transformed to particle interactions. Grids are not necessary. This enables us to analyze multi-fluid and multi-phase flows with large deformation of interfaces. In the present study, a two-dimensional code is developed for molten core-concrete interaction (MCCI) based on the MPS method. Heat transfer is calculated without any specific correlations. Solid is simply represented by fixed particles. A particle can be changed to a moving (fluid) or fixed (solid) particle corresponding to its enthalpy. The developed code is applied to SWISS-2 experiment. The calculation geometry is x-y two dimensions though the experiment was r-z two dimensions. Nucleate boiling and radiation heat transfers are considered between the melt and the water pool. Only heat conduction is assumed among the melt pool, concrete and MgO (side wills). Natural convection in the melt pool is considered using Boussinesq's approximation. Gas release and volume contraction accompanied by the concrete ablation are ignored. Calculated heat flux to the water pool agrees well with the experiment, though the ablation speed in the concrete is a little slower. A stable crust is formed in a short time after water is poured in and the heat flux to the water pool rapidly decreases. The shape of the crust is like a bridge due to the natural convection in the melt pool. (author)

  3. MPs are much less local than they would have us believe

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    Berry, Richard

    2013-01-01

    It is common for parliamentary candidates to stress their local roots in order to win over voters. In the current Parliament, however, only around half of MPs were born in the region they represent, let alone their constituency. Democratic Audit’s Richard Berry has examined new data on MPs’ geographical origins. In the first of a two-part analysis, this post focuses on where MPs were born and went to school.

  4. Regulation of Kinetochore Recruitment of Two Essential Mitotic Spindle Checkpoint Proteins by Mps1 Phosphorylation

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    Xu, Quanbin; Zhu, Songcheng; Wang, Wei; Zhang, Xiaojuan; Old, William; Ahn, Natalie; Liu, Xuedong

    2009-01-01

    Mps1 is a protein kinase that plays essential roles in spindle checkpoint signaling. Unattached kinetochores or lack of tension triggers recruitment of several key spindle checkpoint proteins to the kinetochore, which delays anaphase onset until proper attachment or tension is reestablished. Mps1 acts upstream in the spindle checkpoint signaling cascade, and kinetochore targeting of Mps1 is required for subsequent recruitment of Mad1 and Mad2 to the kinetochore. The mechanisms that govern rec...

  5. Evaluation of enzyme dose and dose-frequency in ameliorating substrate accumulation in MPS IIIA Huntaway dog brain.

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    King, Barbara; Marshall, Neil; Beard, Helen; Hassiotis, Sofia; Trim, Paul J; Snel, Marten F; Rozaklis, Tina; Jolly, Robert D; Hopwood, John J; Hemsley, Kim M

    2015-03-01

    Intracerebrospinal fluid (CSF) infusion of replacement enzyme is under evaluation for amelioration of disease-related symptoms and biomarker changes in patients with the lysosomal storage disorder mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIA (MPS IIIA; www.clinicaltrials.gov ; NCT#01155778; #01299727). Determining the optimal dose/dose-frequency is important, given the invasive method for chronically supplying recombinant protein to the brain, the main site of symptom generation. To examine these variables, we utilised MPS IIIA Huntaway dogs, providing recombinant human sulphamidase (rhSGSH) to young pre-symptomatic dogs from an age when MPS IIIA dog brain exhibits significant accumulation of primary (heparan sulphate) and secondary (glycolipid) substrates. Enzyme was infused into CSF via the cisterna magna at one of two doses (3 mg or 15 mg/infusion), with the higher dose supplied at two different intervals; fortnightly or monthly. Euthanasia was carried out 24 h after the final injection. Dose- and frequency-dependent reductions in heparan sulphate were observed in CSF and deeper layers of cerebral cortex. When we examined the amount of immunostaining of the general endo/lysosomal marker, LIMP-2, or quantified activated microglia, the higher fortnightly dose resulted in superior outcomes in affected dogs. Secondary lesions such as accumulation of GM3 ganglioside and development of GAD-reactive axonal spheroids were treated to a similar degree by both rhSGSH doses and dose frequencies. Our findings indicate that the lower fortnightly dose is sub-optimal for ameliorating existing and preventing further development of disease-related pathology in young MPS IIIA dog brain; however, increasing the dose fivefold but halving the frequency of administration enabled near normalisation of disease-related biomarkers. PMID:25421091

  6. Mip1 associates with both the Mps1 kinase and actin and is required for cell cortex stability and anaphase spindle positioning

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    The Mps1 family of protein kinases contributes to cell cycle control by regulating multiple microtubule cytoskeleton activities. We have uncovered a new Mps1 substrate that provides a novel link between Mps1 and the actin cytoskeleton. We have identified a conserved human Mps1 (hMps1) interacting pr...

  7. Development of a machine protection system for the Superconducting Beam Test Facility at Fermilab

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    Warner, A; Church, M; Neswold, R

    2012-01-01

    Fermilab's Superconducting RF Beam Test Facility currently under construction will produce electron beams capable of damaging the acceleration structures and the beam line vacuum chambers in the event of an aberrant accelerator pulse. The accelerator is being designed with the capability to operate with up to 3000 bunches per macro-pulse, 5Hz repetition rate and 1.5 GeV beam energy. It will be able to sustain an average beam power of 72 KW at the bunch charge of 3.2 nC. Operation at full intensity will deposit enough energy in niobium material to approach the melting point of 2500 {\\deg}C. In the early phase with only 3 cryomodules installed the facility will be capable of generating electron beam energies of 810 MeV and an average beam power that approaches 40 KW. In either case a robust Machine Protection System (MPS) is required to mitigate effects due to such large damage potentials. This paper will describe the MPS system being developed, the system requirements and the controls issues under consideratio...

  8. Cascade Distillation System Development

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    Callahan, Michael R.; Sargushingh, Miriam; Shull, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Life Support System (LSS) Project is chartered with de-veloping advanced life support systems that will ena-ble NASA human exploration beyond low Earth orbit (LEO). The goal of AES is to increase the affordabil-ity of long-duration life support missions, and to re-duce the risk associated with integrating and infusing new enabling technologies required to ensure mission success. Because of the robust nature of distillation systems, the AES LSS Project is pursuing develop-ment of the Cascade Distillation Subsystem (CDS) as part of its technology portfolio. Currently, the system is being developed into a flight forward Generation 2.0 design.

  9. Evolutionary Information System Development

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    This paper offers advice to companies and professionals that implement e-commerce systems in business organizations. Implementing e-commerce systems is different from traditional IT implementation and thus requires a new set of tools and skills. The need for a novel approach is illustrated and necessary items that must be taken into account are pointed out by narrating two stories of e-commerce implementation processes in wholesale companies. The empirical evidence suggests the following: Managing the continued development on an operational level requires operational insight and understanding of business priorities. On a more theoretical level this suggests that we must revise our current understanding of systems development to cope.

  10. Parental social support, coping strategies, resilience factors, stress, anxiety and depression levels in parents of children with MPS III (Sanfilippo syndrome) or children with intellectual disabilities (ID).

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    Grant, Sheena; Cross, Elaine; Wraith, James Edmond; Jones, Simon; Mahon, Louise; Lomax, Michelle; Bigger, Brian; Hare, Dougal

    2013-03-01

    Mucopolysaccharidosis type III (MPS III, Sanfilippo syndrome) is a lysosomal storage disorder, caused by a deficiency in one of four enzymes involved in the catabolism of the glycosaminoglycan heparan sulphate. It is a degenerative disorder, with a progressive decline in children's intellectual and physical functioning. There is currently no cure for the disorder. To date there is a paucity of research on how this disorder impacts parents psychological functioning. Specifically, research in the area has failed to employ adequate control groups to assess if the impact of this disorder on parents psychological functioning differs from parenting a child with intellectual disability (ID). The current study examined child behaviour and parental psychological functioning in 23 parents of children with MPS III and 23 parents of children with ID. Parents completed postal questionnaires about their child's behaviour and abilities and their own psychological functioning. Parents of children with MPS III reported fewer behavioural difficulties as their child aged, more severe level of intellectual disability, and similar levels of perceived social support, coping techniques, stress, anxiety and depression levels as parents of children with ID. Both groups of parents scored above the clinical cut off for anxiety and depression. Parents of children with MPS III rated themselves as significantly less future-orientated and goal directed than parents of children with ID. Services should develop support packages for parents of children with MPS III that incorporate an understanding of the unique stressors and current-difficulty approach of this population. Future research should examine gender differences between parental psychological functioning, using mixed qualitative and quantitative approaches, and utilise matched developmental level and typically developing control groups. PMID:23151683

  11. Power Systems Development Facility

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    In support of technology development to utilize coal for efficient, affordable, and environmentally clean power generation, the Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF), located in Wilsonville, Alabama, has routinely demonstrated gasification technologies using various types of coals. The PSDF is an engineering scale demonstration of key features of advanced coal-fired power systems, including a Transport Gasifier, a hot gas particulate control device, advanced syngas cleanup systems, and high-pressure solids handling systems. This final report summarizes the results of the technology development work conducted at the PSDF through January 31, 2009. Twenty-one major gasification test campaigns were completed, for a total of more than 11,000 hours of gasification operation. This operational experience has led to significant advancements in gasification technologies.

  12. Development of heating system

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    The detailed designs and development of components of NBI, RF, ECH, and LHCD heating and current drive system have been performed. The prototype ion source for the KSTAR NBI system and the beam line components such as calorimeter, neutralizer, bending magnet, and ion dump had been developed. The power supplies for the stable beam of 120 kV and 65 A including acceleration power supply, deceleration power supply, arc power supply, and filament power supply have been developed. Finally a KSATR NB test facility has been completed at KAERI to test and upgrade the ion source and the beam line components. The RF system is under development. Antenna has been fabricated and tested. Transmission components (vacuum feedthrough, impedance matching and water-cooled transmission line) for transmitting MW level of power have been developed. For transmitter, we optimized performance of 100kW transmitter and completed the fabrication of 300 kW transmitter. We will finalize the procurement specification of 2 MW transmitter system in the third phase. The detailed design of a 500 kW, 84 GHz ECH system has been completed. The gyrotron has been fabricated and successfully tested at Communications and Power Industries(CPI), USA. It is delivered to POSTECH, and under short pulse conditioning test with a pulse modulator operated at 20 ?s with 60 Hz repetition rate and a acceleration power supply (APS). The ECH transmission line components are being purchased from General Atomics (GA), USA. The LH frequency of the 2.0 MW LHCD system is chosen to 5.0 GHz for extending the density limit condition. The LHCD system is under design process. The basic design of the 5.0 GHz LHCD launcher (coupler) has been finished using the HFSS and ANSYS programs.

  13. On the Kinematic Motion Primitives (kMPs - Theory and Application

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    2012-10-01

    Experimental tests with the COmpliant huMANoid (COMAN were performed to show that the kMPs extracted from human subjects can be used to transfer the features of human locomotion to the gait of a robot.

  14. Diagnosis and treatment trends in mucopolysaccharidosis I: findings from the MPS I Registry

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    D’aco, Kristin; Underhill, Lisa; Rangachari, Lakshmi; Arn, Pamela; Giugliani, Roberto; Okuyama, Torayuki; Wijburg, Frits; Kaplan, Paige; Cox, Gerald Frank

    2012-01-01

    Our objective was to assess how the diagnosis and treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I) have changed over time. We used data from 891 patients in the MPS I Registry, an international observational database, to analyze ages at symptom onset, diagnosis, treatment initiation, and treatment allocation (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, enzyme replacement therapy with laronidase, both, or neither) over time for all disease phenotypes (Hurler, Hurler–Scheie, and Scheie syndromes). T...

  15. Report of a Large Brazilian Family With a Very Attenuated Form of Hunter Syndrome (MPS II)

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    Quaio, C. R. D. C.; Grinberg, H.; Vieira, M. L. C.; Paula, A. C.; Leal, G. N.; Gomy, I.; Leistner-segal, S.; Giugliani, R.; Bertola, D. R.; Kim, C. A.

    2011-01-01

    Hunter syndrome, or Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II), is a rare X-linked recessive disorder caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme iduronate-2-sulfatase (IDS). The phenotypic spectrum varies from severe to attenuated clinical forms. We report a large Brazilian family with 16 affected individuals exhibiting a very attenuated form of MPS II. Fourteen female carriers were also identified. Twelve affected male patients, whose ages ranged from 1 to 35 years, were examined. Molecular ...

  16. Sanfilippo B syndrome (MPS III B): mild and severe forms within the same sibship.

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    Andria, G; Di Natale, P; Del Giudice, E; Strisciuglio, P; Murino, P

    1979-06-01

    Clinical heterogeneity for Sanfilippo B syndrome (MPS III B) in the same family has never been reported previously. We describe two clinically severe cases and one clinically mild case of MPS III B in a Neapolitan sibship. We could not detect N-acetyl-alpha-D-glucosaminidase activity in the sera of either the severe or mild cases. Mucopolysacchariduria mainly due to heparan sulfate excretion was consistently high in the severely affected patients and extremely variable in the mildly affected one. PMID:157237

  17. Numerical investigation on melt freezing behavior in a tube by MPS method

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    Highlights: • The typical melt freezing behaviors were successfully reproduced by MPS method. • The predicted melt penetration lengths agree well with the experimental results. • Melt penetration dynamic was related to melt viscosity and surface tension. • MPS method is applicable to simulate the melt penetration in an instrument tube. - Abstract: Given the nuclear reactor severe accident, the instrument tubes of reactor vessel bottom head may fail and create paths through which melt could leak out of the reactor vessel wall. Thus, the melt freezing behavior in an instrument tube is a key factor that concerns the failure of the reactor pressure boundary. In this study, the moving particle semi-implicit (MPS) method was adopted to analyze the melt penetration and solidification behaviors in a tube. Both surface tension and viscosity variation with temperature were taken into account in the present MPS method. The numerical results had been compared with the downward and upward melt injection experiments, respectively. The comparative results showed that the melt leading edge position histories were in good agreement with the experimental results. The typical melt freezing behaviors were successfully reproduced by MPS method. The crust formed on the surface of the tube increased the melt flowing resistance, and would also increase the thermal resistance between the melt and the tube. Meanwhile, the melt velocity also decreased due to the increase of its viscosity. The present results indicate that MPS method is applicable to simulate the melt penetration behavior in an instrument tube

  18. Experiments and MPS analysis of stratification behavior of two immiscible fluids

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    Highlights: • Improving numerical stability of MPS method. • Implicitly calculating viscous term in momentum equation for highly viscous fluids. • Validation of the enhanced MPS method by analyzing dam break problem. • Various stratification behavior analysis by experiments and simulations. • Sensitivity analysis of the effects of the fluid viscosity and density difference. - Abstract: Stratification behavior is of great significance in the late in-vessel stage of core melt severe accident of a nuclear reactor. Conventional numerical methods have difficulties in analyzing stratification process accompanying with free surface without depending on empirical correlations. The Moving Particle Semi-implicit (MPS) method, which calculates free surface and multiphase flow without empirical equations, is applicable for analyzing the stratification behavior of fluids. In the present study, the original MPS method was improved to simulate the stratification behavior of two immiscible fluids. The improved MPS method was validated through simulating classical dam break problem. Then, the stratification processes of two fluid columns and injected fluid were investigated through experiments and simulations, using silicone oil and salt water as the simulant materials. The effects of fluid viscosity and density difference on stratification behavior were also sensitively investigated by simulations. Typical fluid configurations at various parametric and geometrical conditions were observed and well predicted by improved MPS method

  19. An MPS-BNS mixed strategy based on game theory for wireless mesh networks.

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    Huang, S Q; Wang, G C; Zhen, H H; Zhang, Z

    2013-01-01

    To achieve a valid effect of wireless mesh networks against selfish nodes and selfish behaviors in the packets forwarding, an approach named mixed MPS-BNS strategy is proposed in this paper. The proposed strategy is based on the Maximum Payoff Strategy (MPS) and the Best Neighbor Strategy (BNS). In this strategy, every node plays a packet forwarding game with its neighbors and records the total payoff of the game. After one round of play, each player chooses the MPS or BNS strategy for certain probabilities and updates the strategy accordingly. In MPS strategy, each node chooses a strategy that will get the maximum payoff according to its neighbor's strategy. In BNS strategy, each node follows the strategy of its neighbor with the maximum total payoff and then enters the next round of play. The simulation analysis has shown that MPS-BNS strategy is able to evolve to the maximum expected level of average payoff with faster speed than the pure BNS strategy, especially in the packets forwarding beginning with a low cooperation level. It is concluded that MPS-BNS strategy is effective in fighting against selfishness in different levels and can achieve a preferable performance. PMID:23401672

  20. Myocardial Perfusion Tomoscintigraphy With 99mTc MIBI (SPECT MPS 99mTc MIBI) In The Assessment Of Myocardial Viability

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    Prognosis of the patients with severe coronary artery disease is highly dependent on the degree of left ventricular dysfunction. Impaired contractile performance at rest is not necessarily due to Irreversible tissue damage but may relate to the 'hibernating' myocardium which has been defined as potentially reversible, chronic contractile dysfunction during prolonged, painless ischemia. Recovery of function may occur after successful revascularization only in the presence of substantial amount of viable myocardium. The development of highly precise and predictable diagnostic methods for the identification of viable myocardium and postoperative functional improvement is crucial for reasonable preoperative selection of the patients. Detection of hibernated myocardium Is a real diagnostic challenge when FDG-Fl8 PET, as the most accurate method for myocardial viability assessment is not available and Tl 201, as already established myocardial viability marker is not routinely used. Interest for the 99mTc labeled complexes, most often 99mTc MIBI, as proved myocardial perfusion but not yet viability tracer is constantly increasing, supported by the widespread availability of this radioisotope, its better imaging and radio dosimetric properties when compared to Ti 201. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of different SPECT MIBI Tc99m myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) modalities performed at rest and after nitrate administration, in the detection ofitrate administration, in the detection of myocardial viability (MV) arid to compare it with rest-redistribution TI 201 MPS (R-Red) and with the control SPECT MPS Tc99m MIBI study after revascularization. In a prospective study, 176 patients (34-77yrs, 25 female, 151 male), with angiographically proved coronary artery disease, most of them with previous myocardial infarction (143/176p (81%),>6 months) and LV dysfunction (110/176p (62%), EFG-MPS 41+/-16%) underwent ECG Gated SPECT MPS Tc 99m MIBI at rest and after s.l. administration of 0,5 mg Nitroglycerin (NTG). 20/176 p were examined also by TI 201 R-Red study and 20/176p were reevaluated after revascularization. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of rest, post-NTG and TI 201 Rest-Redistribution perfusion images (QL,QN) and functional analysis of rest and post-NTG Gated study (G) was done, using 17 segment model, grouped also according to vascular territories and 5-point scoring system for assessment of perfusion (0-normal, 1-mild,2-moderate,3-severe hypoperfusion, 4-absent perfusion) and wall motion (0-normal,l-mild,2-severe hypo kinetic, 3-akinetic,4-dyskinetic). A segment was predeterminated to be viable if the segment score was ?2 by perfusion (>50% photon activity by circumferential profiles) and ?2 by C-CG qated SPECT analysis (wall motion +/-, wall thickening-). Summed segment viability scores, total and separate for particular territory were. calculated and used to predict overall and territory viability. In a group of 176 pts, from a total of 2992 analyzed myocardial segments, 47% were nonviable by QL-Rest analysis, 31% by QN-Rest (p2) 25% by G-Rest (p2), 36% by QL-Rest-Red (p=0.3 vs. QL-Rest, ?2), 18% by QN-Rest-Red (p=04 vs. QN-Rest, ?2),), 33% by QL-NTG (p2), 19% by QN-NTG (p2), 16% by G-NTG (p=0.08 vs. QN-NTG, ?2), 28% by QL-NTG-Red (P=0.33 vs. QL-NTG, ?2), and 17% by QN-NTG-Red (p=0.4 vs. QN- NTG, ?2). Similar relation among different modalities was also observed during the assessment of total viability score: 26+/-9.1 by QN-Rest, 21.8+/-8.9 by G-Rest (p<0.01 vs. QN-Rest), 20.2+/-9.9 by QN-NTG (p<0.0l vs. G-Rest) and 16.7+/-9.4 by NTG-G (p<0.001 vs QN-NTG). Compared with TI 201 R-Red the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values and accuracy for SPECT MPS Tc99m MIBI modalities were: 73%,100%,100%,37,5%,76% for QL-Rest, 84%,96%,99%,49%,86% for QN-Rest, 93,5%,81%,97%,67% 92% for G-Rest, 86%,94%, 99%,52%,87% for QL-NTG, 97%,90%,98%,81%,96% for QN-NTG and 97%,75%,96%82%,94% for G-NTG. Compared with the study after revascularization the sensitivity, specificity,

  1. CheMPS2: a free open-source spin-adapted implementation of the density matrix renormalization group for ab initio quantum chemistry

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    Wouters, Sebastian; Ayers, Paul W; Van Neck, Dimitri

    2013-01-01

    The density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) has become an indispensable numerical tool to find exact eigenstates of finite-size quantum systems with strong correlation. In the fields of condensed matter, nuclear structure and molecular electronic structure, it has significantly extended the system sizes that can be handled compared to full configuration interaction, without losing numerical accuracy. For quantum chemistry (QC), the most efficient implementations of DMRG require the incorporation of particle number, spin and point group symmetries in the underlying matrix product state (MPS) ansatz, as well as the use of so-called complementary operators. The symmetries introduce a sparse block structure in the MPS ansatz and in the intermediary contracted tensors. If a symmetry is non-abelian, the Wigner-Eckart theorem allows to factorize a tensor into a Clebsch-Gordan coefficient and a reduced tensor. In addition, the fermion signs have to be carefully tracked. Because of these challenges, implementing D...

  2. Geological disposal system development

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    Spent fuel inventories to be disposed of finally and design base spent fuel were determined. Technical and safety criteria for a geological repository system in Korea were established. Based on the properties of spent PWR and CANDU fuels, seven repository alternatives were developed and the most promising repository option was selected by the pair-wise comparison method from the technology point of view. With this option preliminary conceptual design studies were carried out. Several module, e.g., gap module, congruent release module were developed for the overall assessment code MASCOT-K. The prominent overseas databases such as OECD/NEA FEP list were are fully reviewed and then screened to identify the feasible ones to reflect the Korean geo-hydrological conditions. In addition to this the well known scenario development methods such as PID, RES were reviewed. To confirm the radiological safety of the proposed KAERI repository concept the preliminary PA was pursued. Thermo-hydro-mechanical analysis for the near field of repository were performed to verify thermal and mechanical stability for KAERI repository system. The requirements of buffer material were analyzed, and based on the results, the quantitative functional criteria for buffer material were established. The hydraulic and swelling property, mechanical properties, and thermal conductivity, the organic carbon content, and the evolution of pore water chemistry were investigated. Based on the results, the candidate buffer material was selected

  3. Geological disposal system development

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    Kang, Chul Hyung; Kuh, J. E.; Kim, S. K. and others

    2000-04-01

    Spent fuel inventories to be disposed of finally and design base spent fuel were determined. Technical and safety criteria for a geological repository system in Korea were established. Based on the properties of spent PWR and CANDU fuels, seven repository alternatives were developed and the most promising repository option was selected by the pair-wise comparison method from the technology point of view. With this option preliminary conceptual design studies were carried out. Several module, e.g., gap module, congruent release module were developed for the overall assessment code MASCOT-K. The prominent overseas databases such as OECD/NEA FEP list were are fully reviewed and then screened to identify the feasible ones to reflect the Korean geo-hydrological conditions. In addition to this the well known scenario development methods such as PID, RES were reviewed. To confirm the radiological safety of the proposed KAERI repository concept the preliminary PA was pursued. Thermo-hydro-mechanical analysis for the near field of repository were performed to verify thermal and mechanical stability for KAERI repository system. The requirements of buffer material were analyzed, and based on the results, the quantitative functional criteria for buffer material were established. The hydraulic and swelling property, mechanical properties, and thermal conductivity, the organic carbon content, and the evolution of pore water chemistry were investigated. Based on the results, the candidate buffer material was selected.

  4. Proceedings of the 1st Nordic Optimization Symposium - 10th Nordic MPS meeting, Copenhagen 2006

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    Clausen, Jens; JØrgensen, Rene Munk

    2006-01-01

    On behalf of the Technical University of Denmark, the Danish Operations Research Society and the Nordic Section of the Mathematical Programming Society we welcome you to Copenhagen and the 1st Nordic Optimization Symposium - the 10th meeting of the Nordic MPS. The meetings of the Nordic MPS have evolved to be more that just a meeting on Mathematical Programming. They are a forum for discussing a wide range of related areas and practical cases. In the organizing committee we wanted the name of the meeting to reflect this. We have therefore in agreement with the board of the Nordic MPS suggested to add a new title, that reflects the much broader field that is our playground at these meetings. Still the odd trustworthy title “Meeting of the Nordic MPS” has been maintained to demonstrate the origin of the symposium. It is our hope that future Nordic MPS meetings will carry on using this “double name”. The program includes 2 plenary lectures by Leo Kroon and Arne Drud and more than 50 contributed presentations. The symposium has this time expanded beyond our Nordic boundaries with participants from eg. the Netherlands, Italy and New Zealand. As a consequence the original 2 parallel streams we had in mind have extended to 3 throughout the symposium. It is our firm belief that this symposium will - like all the previous Nordic MPS meetings - be a fruitfull ground for collaboration and networking and therebye further tighten the ties between the Nordic countries in relation to optimization, Operations Research and Mathematical Programming. Finally we would like to thank our sponsors and supporter for their contributions. It has among other things made it possible to give free registration to a number of researchers from the Baltic countries and Ph.D. students in general. We wish you all an enjoyable 1st Nordic Optimization Symposium (10th Nordic MPS meeting) in Copenhagen.

  5. Numerical analysis of crust formation in molten core-concrete interaction using MPS method

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    A two-dimensional code is developed for molten core-concrete interaction (MCCI) based on Moving Particle Semi-implicit (MPS) method. Heat transfer is calculated without any specific correlations. A particle can be changed to a moving (fluid) or fixed (solid) particle corresponding to its enthalpy, which provide the phase change model for particles. The phase change model is verified by one-dimensional test calculations. Nucleate boiling and radiation heat transfers are considered between the core debris and the water pool. The developed code is applied to SWISS-2 experiment in which stainless steel is used as the melt material. Calculated heat flux to the water pool agrees well with the experiment, though the ablation speed in the concrete is a little slower. A stable crust is formed in a short time after water is poured in and the heat flux to the water pool rapidly decreases. MACE-M0 using corium is also analyzed. The ablation speed of concrete is slower than that of SWISS-2 because of low heat conduction in corium. An unlimited geometry is analyzed by setting the cyclic boundary condition on the sides. When the crust is broken by the decomposition gas, heat transfer to the water pool is kept high for a longer time because the crust re-formation is delayed. (author)

  6. The machine protection system for the R&D energy recovery LINAC

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    Altinbas, Z.; Kayran, D.; Jamilkowski, J.; Lee, R.C.; Oerter, B.

    2011-03-28

    The Machine Protection System (MPS) is a device-safety system that is designed to prevent damage to hardware by generating interlocks, based upon the state of input signals generated by selected sub-systems. It protects all the key machinery in the R&D Project called the Energy Recovery LINAC (ERL) against the high beam current. The MPS is capable of responding to a fault with an interlock signal within several microseconds. The ERL MPS is based on a National Instruments CompactRIO platform, and is programmed by utilizing National Instruments' development environment for a visual programming language. The system also transfers data (interlock status, time of fault, etc.) to the main server. Transferred data is integrated into the pre-existing software architecture which is accessible by the operators. This paper will provide an overview of the hardware used, its configuration and operation, as well as the software written both on the device and the server side.

  7. Characterization of light-cured dental composites prepared from Bis-GMA/TEEDGDMA and Bis-GMA/MPS mistures

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    Y., Veranes; D., Correa; J. M., Martin; R., Krael; R., Alvarez.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to prepare light-cured dental composites and to evaluate their physical, chemical and mechanical properties. Experimental composites were prepared from 2, 2 bis [4-(2-hidroxy 3-metacriloxypropoxi) phenyl] propane (Bis-GMA), tetraethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (TEEGDMA), 3-me [...] thacryloxypropyl trimethoxysilane (MPS) and a hybrid filler consisting of quartz and colloidal silica particles (Aerosil 90). The initiation system was based on the pair Camphorquinone (CQ) / N, N dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate (DMAEMA). The experimental composites and a commercial dental composite used as reference (Charisma®) were submitted to determinations of depth of cure, water absorption and solubility, compressive and diametral tensile strengths, and elastic modulus, according to the indications of the ISO standards. The experimental resins presented adequate values for most of the analyzed properties, except for compressive strengths. In the Bis-GMA/ MPS/quartz-aerosil composite a better integration between filler and matrix was observed. The Bis-GMA/TEEGDMA/quartz-aerosil composite showed the best performance in regards to depth of cure, solubility in water, diametral tensile strength and elastic modulus. The properties of this composite were better than those of the commercial reference material, except for compressive strength.

  8. Advanced Dewatering Systems Development

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    R.H. Yoon; G.H. Luttrell

    2008-07-31

    A new fine coal dewatering technology has been developed and tested in the present work. The work was funded by the Solid Fuels and Feedstocks Grand Challenge PRDA. The objective of this program was to 'develop innovative technical approaches to ensure a continued supply of environmentally sound solid fuels for existing and future combustion systems with minimal incremental fuel cost.' Specifically, this solicitation is aimed at developing technologies that can (i) improve the efficiency or economics of the recovery of carbon when beneficiating fine coal from both current production and existing coal slurry impoundments and (ii) assist in the greater utilization of coal fines by improving the handling characteristics of fine coal via dewatering and/or reconstitution. The results of the test work conducted during Phase I of the current project demonstrated that the new dewatering technologies can substantially reduce the moisture from fine coal, while the test work conducted during Phase II successfully demonstrated the commercial viability of this technology. It is believed that availability of such efficient and affordable dewatering technology is essential to meeting the DOE's objectives.

  9. Power Systems Development Facility

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    The objective of the PSDF would be to provide a modular facility which would support the development of advanced, pilot-scale, coal-based power systems and hot gas clean-up components. These pilot-scale components would be designed to be large enough so that the results can be related and projected to commercial systems. The facility would use a modular approach to enhance the flexibility and capability for testing; consequently, overall capital and operating costs when compared with stand-alone facilities would be reduced by sharing resources common to different modules. The facility would identify and resolve technical barrier, as well as-provide a structure for long-term testing and performance assessment. It is also intended that the facility would evaluate the operational and performance characteristics of the advanced power systems with both bituminous and subbituminous coals. Five technology-based experimental modules are proposed for the PSDF: (1) an advanced gasifier module, (2) a fuel cell test module, (3) a PFBC module, (4) a combustion gas turbine module, and (5) a module comprised of five hot gas cleanup particulate control devices. The final module, the PCD, would capture coal-derived ash and particles from both the PFBC and advanced gasifier gas streams to provide for overall particulate emission control, as well as to protect the combustion turbine and the fuel cell

  10. Power Systems Development Facility

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    2003-07-01

    This report discusses Test Campaign TC12 of the Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (KBR) Transport Gasifier train with a Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation (SW) particle filter system at the Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF) located in Wilsonville, Alabama. The Transport Gasifier is an advanced circulating fluidized-bed reactor designed to operate as either a combustor or a gasifier using a particulate control device (PCD). While operating as a gasifier, either air or oxygen can be used as the oxidant. Test run TC12 began on May 16, 2003, with the startup of the main air compressor and the lighting of the gasifier start-up burner. The Transport Gasifier operated until May 24, 2003, when a scheduled outage occurred to allow maintenance crews to install the fuel cell test unit and modify the gas clean-up system. On June 18, 2003, the test run resumed when operations relit the start-up burner, and testing continued until the scheduled end of the run on July 14, 2003. TC12 had a total of 733 hours using Powder River Basin (PRB) subbituminous coal. Over the course of the entire test run, gasifier temperatures varied between 1,675 and 1,850 F at pressures from 130 to 210 psig.

  11. Development of two-dimensional position sensitive detector systems using multi-pixel photon counters for neutron experiments

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    Neutron scattering experiments are indispensable to the structural analysis of many types of condensed matter and in the development of advanced materials. A high resolution detector system and a high counting rate detector system, both utilizing a neutron scintillator and multi-pixel photon counters (MPPCs), have been developed at the High-Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK). These systems will be used in the BL16 and BL06 neutron scattering instruments at the Material and Life Science Facility (MLF) in the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC). The high resolution detector is an MPPC position-sensitive detector (MPS) with a 105×128 mm2 detection area and has positional resolution of 1 mm. The high counting rate detector is an MPPC Pixel detector (MPIX) with a 320×40 mm2 detection area. The maximum counting rate is 4 million counts per second (Mcps)

  12. Development of two-dimensional position sensitive detector systems using multi-pixel photon counters for neutron experiments

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    Satoh, Setsuo, E-mail: setsuo.satoh@kek.jp; Muto, Suguru

    2013-12-11

    Neutron scattering experiments are indispensable to the structural analysis of many types of condensed matter and in the development of advanced materials. A high resolution detector system and a high counting rate detector system, both utilizing a neutron scintillator and multi-pixel photon counters (MPPCs), have been developed at the High-Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK). These systems will be used in the BL16 and BL06 neutron scattering instruments at the Material and Life Science Facility (MLF) in the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC). The high resolution detector is an MPPC position-sensitive detector (MPS) with a 105×128 mm{sup 2} detection area and has positional resolution of 1 mm. The high counting rate detector is an MPPC Pixel detector (MPIX) with a 320×40 mm{sup 2} detection area. The maximum counting rate is 4 million counts per second (Mcps)

  13. Development of two-dimensional position sensitive detector systems using multi-pixel photon counters for neutron experiments

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    Satoh, Setsuo; Muto, Suguru

    2013-12-01

    Neutron scattering experiments are indispensable to the structural analysis of many types of condensed matter and in the development of advanced materials. A high resolution detector system and a high counting rate detector system, both utilizing a neutron scintillator and multi-pixel photon counters (MPPCs), have been developed at the High-Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK). These systems will be used in the BL16 and BL06 neutron scattering instruments at the Material and Life Science Facility (MLF) in the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC). The high resolution detector is an MPPC position-sensitive detector (MPS) with a 105×128 mm2 detection area and has positional resolution of 1 mm. The high counting rate detector is an MPPC Pixel detector (MPIX) with a 320×40 mm2 detection area. The maximum counting rate is 4 million counts per second (Mcps).

  14. CheMPS2: A free open-source spin-adapted implementation of the density matrix renormalization group for ab initio quantum chemistry

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    Wouters, Sebastian; Poelmans, Ward; Ayers, Paul W.; Van Neck, Dimitri

    2014-06-01

    The density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) has become an indispensable numerical tool to find exact eigenstates of finite-size quantum systems with strong correlation. In the fields of condensed matter, nuclear structure and molecular electronic structure, it has significantly extended the system sizes that can be handled compared to full configuration interaction, without losing numerical accuracy. For quantum chemistry (QC), the most efficient implementations of DMRG require the incorporation of particle number, spin and point group symmetries in the underlying matrix product state (MPS) ansatz, as well as the use of so-called complementary operators. The symmetries introduce a sparse block structure in the MPS ansatz and in the intermediary contracted tensors. If a symmetry is non-abelian, the Wigner-Eckart theorem allows to factorize a tensor into a Clebsch-Gordan coefficient and a reduced tensor. In addition, the fermion signs have to be carefully tracked. Because of these challenges, implementing DMRG efficiently for QC is not straightforward. Efficient and freely available implementations are therefore highly desired. In this work we present CheMPS2, our free open-source spin-adapted implementation of DMRG for ab initio QC. Around CheMPS2, we have implemented the augmented Hessian Newton-Raphson complete active space self-consistent field method, with exact Hessian. The bond dissociation curves of the 12 lowest states of the carbon dimer were obtained at the DMRG(28 orbitals, 12 electrons, DSU(2)=2500)/cc-pVDZ level of theory. The contribution of 1s core correlation to the X1?g+ bond dissociation curve of the carbon dimer was estimated by comparing energies at the DMRG(36o, 12e, DSU(2)=2500)/cc-pCVDZ and DMRG-SCF(34o, 8e, DSU(2)=2500)/cc-pCVDZ levels of theory.

  15. POWER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT FACILITY

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    This report discusses test campaign GCT4 of the Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (KBR) transport reactor train with a Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation (Siemens Westinghouse) particle filter system at the Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF) located in Wilsonville, Alabama. The transport reactor is an advanced circulating fluidized-bed reactor designed to operate as either a combustor or a gasifier using one of two possible particulate control devices (PCDs). The transport reactor was operated as a pressurized gasifier during GCT4. GCT4 was planned as a 250-hour test run to continue characterization of the transport reactor using a blend of several Powder River Basin (PRB) coals and Bucyrus limestone from Ohio. The primary test objectives were: Operational Stability--Characterize reactor loop and PCD operations with short-term tests by varying coal-feed rate, air/coal ratio, riser velocity, solids-circulation rate, system pressure, and air distribution. Secondary objectives included the following: Reactor Operations--Study the devolatilization and tar cracking effects from transient conditions during transition from start-up burner to coal. Evaluate the effect of process operations on heat release, heat transfer, and accelerated fuel particle heat-up rates. Study the effect of changes in reactor conditions on transient temperature profiles, pressure balance, and product gas composition. Effects of Reactor Conditions on Synthesis Gas Composition--Evaluate the effect of air distribution, steam/coal ratio, solids-circulation rate, and reactor temperature on CO/CO{sub 2} ratio, synthesis gas Lower Heating Value (LHV), carbon conversion, and cold and hot gas efficiencies. Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Direct Sulfur Recovery Process (DSRP) Testing--Provide syngas in support of the DSRP commissioning. Loop Seal Operations--Optimize loop seal operations and investigate increases to previously achieved maximum solids-circulation rate.

  16. Enzyme replacement therapy for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I among patients followed within the MPS Brazil Network

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    Dornelles, Ali?cia Dorneles; Camargo Pinto, Louise Lapagesse; Paula, Ana Carolina; Steiner, Carlos Eduardo; Lourenc?o, Charles Marques; Kim, Chong Ae; Horovitz, Dafne Dain Gandelman; Ribeiro, Erlane Marques; Valadares, Euge?nia Ribeiro; Goulart, Isabela; Neves Souza, Isabel C.; Da Costa Neri, Joa?o Ivanildo; Santana-da-silva, Luiz Carlos; Silva, Luiz Roberto; Ribeiro, Ma?rcia

    2013-01-01

    Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a rare lysosomal disorder caused by deficiency of alpha-L-iduronidase. Few clinical trials have assessed the effect of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for this condition. We conducted an exploratory, open-label, non-randomized, multicenter cohort study of patients with MPS I. Data were collected from questionnaires completed by attending physicians at the time of diagnosis (T1; n = 34) and at a median time of 2.5 years later (T2; n = 24/34). The 24 pat...

  17. POWER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT FACILITY

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    This report discusses test campaign GCT3 of the Halliburton KBR transport reactor train with a Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation (Siemens Westinghouse) particle filter system at the Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF) located in Wilsonville, Alabama. The transport reactor is an advanced circulating fluidized-bed reactor designed to operate as either a combustor or a gasifier using one of two possible particulate control devices (PCDs). The transport reactor was operated as a pressurized gasifier during GCT3. GCT3 was planned as a 250-hour test run to commission the loop seal and continue the characterization of the limits of operational parameter variations using a blend of several Powder River Basin coals and Bucyrus limestone from Ohio. The primary test objectives were: (1) Loop Seal Commissioning--Evaluate the operational stability of the loop seal with sand and limestone as a bed material at different solids circulation rates and establish a maximum solids circulation rate through the loop seal with the inert bed. (2) Loop Seal Operations--Evaluate the loop seal operational stability during coal feed operations and establish maximum solids circulation rate. Secondary objectives included the continuation of reactor characterization, including: (1) Operational Stability--Characterize the reactor loop and PCD operations with short-term tests by varying coal feed, air/coal ratio, riser velocity, solids circulation rate, system pressure, and air distribution. (2) Reactor Operations--Study the devolatilization and tar cracking effects from transient conditions during transition from start-up burner to coal. Evaluate the effect of process operations on heat release, heat transfer, and accelerated fuel particle heat-up rates. Study the effect of changes in reactor conditions on transient temperature profiles, pressure balance, and product gas composition. (3) Effects of Reactor Conditions on Syngas Composition--Evaluate the effect of air distribution, steam/coal ratio, solids circulation rate, and reactor temperature on CO/CO{sub 2} ratio, H{sub 2}/converted carbon ratio, gasification rates, carbon conversion, and cold and hot gas efficiencies. Test run GCT3 was started on December 1, 2000, with the startup of the thermal oxidizer fan, and was completed on February 1, 2001. This test was conducted in two parts; the loop seal was commissioned during the first part of this test run from December 1 through 15, which consisted of hot inert solids circulation testing. These initial tests provided preliminary data necessary to understand different parameters associated with the operation and performance of the loop seal. The loop seal was tested with coal feed during the second part of the test run and additional data was gathered to analyze reactor operations and to identify necessary modifications to improve equipment and process performance. In the second part of GCT3, the gasification portion of the test, from January 20 to February 1, 2001, the mixing zone and riser temperatures were varied between 1,675 and 1,825 F at pressures ranging from 200 to 240 psig. There were 306 hours of solid circulation and 184 hours of coal feed attained in GCT3.

  18. Numerical analysis of isothermal JET injection into a denser liquid pool using RD-MPS Method

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    In this study, the rigid body dynamics coupled moving particle semi-implicit (RD-MPS) method was used to simulate a plunging liquid jet penetrating into a denser liquid pool. The phenomenon is related to fuel-coolant interactions (FCI) during severe accidents in nuclear power plants when coolant water is forcedly injected into a melt pool. A numerical particle method like MPS enables to simulate the complex multiphase flow in that significant deformation of fluids occurs due to its inherent grid less algorithm. However, the MPS method alone cannot continue the calculation for a long time as shown in the Ikea's work due to the large deformation of fluid surfaces and the difference in both liquid densities. In the RD-MPS method, the rigid body dynamics was coupled with the moving particle semi-implicit method to increase the overall stability of calculations and to calculate the multi-phase behavior of fluids. We performed two and three dimensional calculations to simulate jet penetration behaviors in a denser liquid pool, and the result was in good agreement with that of experiment. The simulation results suggested that the coupled model be useful in simulating dynamic interactions of multi-phase incompressible fluids as well as that the 3-D simulation for the plunging jet in a confined geometry predicted better agreement with experimental results than the 2-D simulation did

  19. Numerical analysis of isothermal JET injection into a denser liquid pool using RD-MPS Method

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    Park, S. [KEPCO Nuclear Fuel, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Park, H. S. [POSTECH, Pohang (Korea, Republic of); Jeun, G. [Hanyang Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-03-15

    In this study, the rigid body dynamics coupled moving particle semi-implicit (RD-MPS) method was used to simulate a plunging liquid jet penetrating into a denser liquid pool. The phenomenon is related to fuel-coolant interactions (FCI) during severe accidents in nuclear power plants when coolant water is forcedly injected into a melt pool. A numerical particle method like MPS enables to simulate the complex multiphase flow in that significant deformation of fluids occurs due to its inherent grid less algorithm. However, the MPS method alone cannot continue the calculation for a long time as shown in the Ikea's work due to the large deformation of fluid surfaces and the difference in both liquid densities. In the RD-MPS method, the rigid body dynamics was coupled with the moving particle semi-implicit method to increase the overall stability of calculations and to calculate the multi-phase behavior of fluids. We performed two and three dimensional calculations to simulate jet penetration behaviors in a denser liquid pool, and the result was in good agreement with that of experiment. The simulation results suggested that the coupled model be useful in simulating dynamic interactions of multi-phase incompressible fluids as well as that the 3-D simulation for the plunging jet in a confined geometry predicted better agreement with experimental results than the 2-D simulation did.

  20. Framework for control system development

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    Control systems being developed for the present generation of accelerators will need to adapt to changing machine and operating state conditions. Such systems must also be capable of evolving over the life of the accelerator operation. In this paper we present a framework for the development of adaptive control systems

  1. The Guided System Development Framework

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    Carvalho Quaresma, Jose Nuno; Probst, Christian W.

    2011-01-01

    The Service-Oriented Computing paradigm has had significant influence on the Internet. With the emergence of this paradigm, it is important to provide tools that help developers designing and verifying such systems. In this article, we present the Guided System Development (GSD) Framework that aids and guides the developer on the specification of the system being developed, on choosing the appropriate standard protocols suites that achieve the required security properties, on providing an implementation of the specified system, and also on allowing the verification of its security properties.

  2. Series Bosch System Development

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    Abney, Morgan B.; Evans, Christopher; Mansell, Matt; Swickrath, Michael

    2012-01-01

    State-of-the-art (SOA) carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction technology for the International Space Station produces methane as a byproduct. This methane is subsequently vented overboard. The associated loss of hydrogen ultimately reduces the mass of oxygen that can be recovered from CO2 in a closed-loop life support system. As an alternative to SOA CO2 reduction technology, NASA is exploring a Series-Bosch system capable of reducing CO2 with hydrogen to form water and solid carbon. This results in 100% theoretical recovery of oxygen from metabolic CO2. In the past, Bosch-based technology did not trade favorably against SOA technology due to a high power demand, low reaction efficiencies, concerns with carbon containment, and large resupply requirements necessary to replace expended catalyst cartridges. An alternative approach to Bosch technology, labeled "Series-Bosch," employs a new system design with optimized multi-stage reactors and a membrane-based separation and recycle capability. Multi-physics modeling of the first stage reactor, along with chemical process modeling of the integrated system, has resulted in a design with potential to trade significantly better than previous Bosch technology. The modeling process and resulting system architecture selection are discussed.

  3. Liferay Portal Systems Development

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    Yuan, Jonas X

    2012-01-01

    This book focuses on teaching by example. Every chapter provides an overview, and then dives right into hands-on examples so you can see and play with the solution in your own environment. This book is for Java developers who don't need any prior experience with Liferay portal. Although Liferay portal makes heavy use of open source frameworks, no prior experience of using these is assumed.

  4. Master Pump Shutdown MPS Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP)

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    The MPSS Software Quality Assurance (SQAP) describes the tools and strategy used in the development of the MPSS software. The document also describes the methodology for controlling and managing changes to the software

  5. Master Pump Shutdown MPS Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP)

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    2000-09-20

    The MPSS Software Quality Assurance (SQAP) describes the tools and strategy used in the development of the MPSS software. The document also describes the methodology for controlling and managing changes to the software.

  6. HLW Disposal System Development

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    A KRS is suggested through design requirement analysis of the buffer and the canister which are the constituent of disposal system engineered barrier and HLW management plans are proposed. In the aspect of radionuclide retention capacity, the thickness of the buffer is determined 0.5m, the shape to be disc and ring and the dry density to be 1.6 g/cm3. The maximum temperature of the buffer is below 100 .deg. which meets the design requirement. And bentonite blocks with 5 wt% of graphite showed more than 1.0 W/mK of thermal conductivity without the addition of sand. The result of the thermal analysis for proposed double-layered buffer shows that decrease of 7 .deg. C in maximum temperature of the buffer. For the disposal canister, the copper for the outer shell material and cast iron for the inner structure material is recommended considering the results analyzed in terms of performance of the canisters and manufacturability and the geochemical properties of deep groundwater sampled from the research area with granite, salt water intrusion, and the heavy weight of the canister. The results of safety analysis for the canister shows that the criticality for the normal case including uncertainty is the value of 0.816 which meets subcritical condition. Considering nation's 'Basic Plan for Electric Power Demand and Supply' and based on the scenario of disposing CANDU spent fuels in the first phase, the disposal system that the repository will be excavated in eight phases with the construction of the Underground Research Laboratory (URL) beginning in 2020 and commissioning in 2040 until the closure of the repository is proposed. Since there is close correlation between domestic HLW management plans and front-end/back-end fuel cycle plans causing such a great sensitivity of international environment factor, items related to assuring the non-proliferation and observing the international standard are showed to be the influential factor and acceptability of HLW management plans to be the influential factor of making decision for social acceptability of nuclear power

  7. HLW Disposal System Development

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    Choi, J. W.; Choi, H. J.; Lee, J. Y. (and others)

    2007-06-15

    A KRS is suggested through design requirement analysis of the buffer and the canister which are the constituent of disposal system engineered barrier and HLW management plans are proposed. In the aspect of radionuclide retention capacity, the thickness of the buffer is determined 0.5m, the shape to be disc and ring and the dry density to be 1.6 g/cm{sup 3}. The maximum temperature of the buffer is below 100 .deg. which meets the design requirement. And bentonite blocks with 5 wt% of graphite showed more than 1.0 W/mK of thermal conductivity without the addition of sand. The result of the thermal analysis for proposed double-layered buffer shows that decrease of 7 .deg. C in maximum temperature of the buffer. For the disposal canister, the copper for the outer shell material and cast iron for the inner structure material is recommended considering the results analyzed in terms of performance of the canisters and manufacturability and the geochemical properties of deep groundwater sampled from the research area with granite, salt water intrusion, and the heavy weight of the canister. The results of safety analysis for the canister shows that the criticality for the normal case including uncertainty is the value of 0.816 which meets subcritical condition. Considering nation's 'Basic Plan for Electric Power Demand and Supply' and based on the scenario of disposing CANDU spent fuels in the first phase, the disposal system that the repository will be excavated in eight phases with the construction of the Underground Research Laboratory (URL) beginning in 2020 and commissioning in 2040 until the closure of the repository is proposed. Since there is close correlation between domestic HLW management plans and front-end/back-end fuel cycle plans causing such a great sensitivity of international environment factor, items related to assuring the non-proliferation and observing the international standard are showed to be the influential factor and acceptability of HLW management plans to be the influential factor of making decision for social acceptability of nuclear power.

  8. Explicitly represented polygon wall boundary model for the explicit MPS method

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    Mitsume, Naoto; Yoshimura, Shinobu; Murotani, Kohei; Yamada, Tomonori

    2015-05-01

    This study presents an accurate and robust boundary model, the explicitly represented polygon (ERP) wall boundary model, to treat arbitrarily shaped wall boundaries in the explicit moving particle simulation (E-MPS) method, which is a mesh-free particle method for strong form partial differential equations. The ERP model expresses wall boundaries as polygons, which are explicitly represented without using the distance function. These are derived so that for viscous fluids, and with less computational cost, they satisfy the Neumann boundary condition for the pressure and the slip/no-slip condition on the wall surface. The proposed model is verified and validated by comparing computed results with the theoretical solution, results obtained by other models, and experimental results. Two simulations with complex boundary movements are conducted to demonstrate the applicability of the E-MPS method to the ERP model.

  9. Numerical analysis of jet injection mechanism of fuel-coolant interactions using MPS

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    The numerical method used in this study is Moving Particle Semi-implicit (MPS) method which is based on moving particles and their interactions. Grids are not necessary, so that large fluid deformation can be calculated without numerical diffusion. To understand the fundamental physics of the jet penetration, water jet injection into a pool of a denser fluid under non-boiling and isothermal conditions is calculated using the MPS method. The density ratio of the denser fluid (Fluorinert) to water is 1.88. The calculation results are compared with experiments which were conducted in the ALPHA/MUSE facility at JAERI. In three-dimensional calculation, the penetration behavior agrees with the experiment. It is found that the jet penetration process is divided to two stages and, at the first stage, the coolant jet can penetrate deeper than existing correlations of breakup length. (author)

  10. Treatment of MPS I mice with microencapsulated cells overexpressing IDUA: effect of the prednisolone administration.

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    Lagranha, Valeska Lizzi; de Carvalho, Talita Giacomet; Giugliani, Roberto; Matte, Ursula

    2013-01-01

    Cell encapsulation, although a promising strategy to deliver therapeutic products, is hampered by immune response against biomaterials. The aim of this article is to assess the effect of prednisolone on enzyme release by microencapsulated cells implanted in vivo. Recombinant cells encapsulated were implanted in the peritoneum of wild-type mice and mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) I mice, with or without prednisolone. Later, microcapsules were recovered for histological and enzyme analysis. Blood was collected from MPS I mice. All animals receiving prednisolone had a smaller inflammatory infiltrate. In vitro, prednisolone increased the amount of enzyme released from the recovered capsules, but this was not accompanied by an increase in the amount of circulating enzyme in vivo after 15 days. However, in 7 days, prednisolone significantly increased the amount of enzyme detected in the serum. Although prednisolone improved enzyme release in vitro and in vivo after 7 days, it was unable to maintain this effect for a longer period. PMID:23418953

  11. Design and operation result of MPS mill for Ishikawa coal power plant

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    Kamei, Shigetoshi; Yoshioka, Takumi; Kurata, Chikatoshi; Takano, Toshihiro

    1988-09-15

    Concerning Ishikawa coal power plant which was exclusively using oversea coal, design and operation result of MPS mill, its vital equipment, were reported. As the guideline of its planning, reduction of cost and lowering of minimum load level, improvement of reliability, were taken as the main factors. As the equipments, control device of heat supply for handling high water content coal, steam injection for safety, were intended. For such purposes, MPS mill was selected which was easy to start, flexible to load, and homogeneous crushing power. As the result of operation, abraision was much less than planned, no lowering of performance and efficiency after long run operation, less noise, and no vibration at lower load, were recognized. (10 figs, 4 tabs)

  12. Biocompatible Polysiloxane-Containing Diblock Copolymer PEO-b-P?MPS for Coating Magnetic Nanoparticles

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    Chen, Hongwei; Wu, Xinying; Duan, Hongwei; Wang, Y. Andrew; Wang, Liya; Zhang, Minming; Mao, Hui

    2009-01-01

    We report a biocompatible polysiloxane containing amphiphilic diblock copolymer, poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(?-methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane) (PEO-b-P?MPS), for coating and stabilizing nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Such amphiphilic diblock copolymer which comprises both a hydrophobic segment with “surface anchoring moiety” (silane group) and a hydrophilic segment with PEO (Mn=5000 g/mol) was obtained by the reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) po...

  13. Enzyme replacement therapy for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I among patients followed within the MPS Brazil Network.

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    Dornelles, Alícia Dorneles; de Camargo Pinto, Louise Lapagesse; de Paula, Ana Carolina; Steiner, Carlos Eduardo; Lourenço, Charles Marques; Kim, Chong Ae; Horovitz, Dafne Dain Gandelman; Ribeiro, Erlane Marques; Valadares, Eugênia Ribeiro; Goulart, Isabela; Neves de Souza, Isabel C; da Costa Neri, João Ivanildo; Santana-da-Silva, Luiz Carlos; Silva, Luiz Roberto; Ribeiro, Márcia; de Oliveira Sobrinho, Ruy Pires; Giugliani, Roberto; Schwartz, Ida Vanessa Doederlein

    2014-03-01

    Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a rare lysosomal disorder caused by deficiency of alpha-L-iduronidase. Few clinical trials have assessed the effect of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for this condition. We conducted an exploratory, open-label, non-randomized, multicenter cohort study of patients with MPS I. Data were collected from questionnaires completed by attending physicians at the time of diagnosis (T1; n = 34) and at a median time of 2.5 years later (T2; n = 24/34). The 24 patients for whom data were available at T2 were allocated into groups: A, no ERT (9 patients; median age at T1 = 36 months; 6 with severe phenotype); B, on ERT (15 patients; median age at T1 = 33 months; 4 with severe phenotype). For all variables in which there was no between-group difference at baseline, a delta of ? ± 20% was considered clinically relevant. The following clinically relevant differences were identified in group B in T2: lower rates of mortality and reported hospitalization for respiratory infection; lower frequency of hepatosplenomegaly; increased reported rates of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and hearing loss; and stabilization of gibbus deformity. These changes could be due to the effect of ERT or of other therapies which have also been found more frequently in group B. Our findings suggest MPS I patients on ERT also receive a better overall care. ERT may have a positive effect on respiratory morbidity and overall mortality in patients with MPS I. Additional studies focusing on these outcomes and on other therapies should be performed. PMID:24688287

  14. Enzyme replacement therapy for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I among patients followed within the MPS Brazil Network

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    Alícia Dorneles, Dornelles; Louise Lapagesse de Camargo, Pinto; Ana Carolina de, Paula; Carlos Eduardo, Steiner; Charles Marques, Lourenço; Chong Ae, Kim; Dafne Dain Gandelman, Horovitz; Erlane Marques, Ribeiro; Eugênia Ribeiro, Valadares; Isabela, Goulart; Isabel C. Neves de, Souza; João Ivanildo da Costa, Neri; Luiz Carlos, Santana-da-Silva; Luiz Roberto, Silva; Márcia, Ribeiro; Ruy Pires de, Oliveira Sobrinho; Roberto, Giuglianiand; Ida Vanessa Doederlein, Schwartz.

    Full Text Available Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a rare lysosomal disorder caused by deficiency of alph-L-iduronidase. Few clinical trials have assessed the effect of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for this condition. We conducted an exploratory, open-label, non-randomized, multicenter cohort study of pati [...] ents with MPS I. Data were collected from questionnaires completed by attending physicians at the time of diagnosis (T1; n = 34) and at a median time of 2.5 years later (T2; n = 24/34). The 24 patients for whom data were available at T2 were allocated into groups: A, no ERT (9 patients; median age at T1 = 36 months; 6 with severe phenotype); B, on ERT (15 patients; median age at T1 = 33 months; 4 with severe phenotype). For all variables in which there was no between-group difference at baseline, a delta of ;±20% was considered clinically relevant. The following clinically relevant differences were identified in group B in T2: lower rates of mortality and reported hospitalization for respiratory infection; lower frequency of hepatosplenomegaly; increased reported rates of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and hearing loss; and stabilization of gibbus deformity. These changes could be due to the effect of ERT or of other therapies which have also been found more frequently in group B. Our findings suggest MPS I patients on ERT also receive a better overall care. ERT may have a positive effect on respiratory morbidity and overall mortality in patients with MPS I. Additional studies focusing on these outcomes and on other therapies should be performed.

  15. MPS1/Mph1 phosphorylates the kinetochore protein KNL1/Spc7 to recruit SAC components.

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    Yamagishi, Yuya; Yang, Ching-Hui; Tanno, Yuji; Watanabe, Yoshinori

    2012-07-01

    The genomic stability of all organisms depends on the precise partition of chromosomes to daughter cells. The spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) senses unattached kinetochores and prevents premature entry to anaphase, thus ensuring that all chromosomes attach to opposite spindle poles (bi-orientation) during mitosis. MPS1 is an evolutionarily conserved protein kinase required for the SAC and chromosome bi-orientation. Yet, its primary cellular substrate has remained elusive. We show that fission yeast Mph1 (MPS1 homologue) phosphorylates the kinetochore protein Spc7 (KNL1/Blinkin homologue) at the MELT repeat sequences. This phosphorylation promotes the in vitro binding to the Bub1-Bub3 complex, which is required for kinetochore-based SAC activation (Mad1-Mad2-Mad3 localization) and chromosome alignment. Accordingly, a non-phosphorylatable spc7-12A mutation abolishes kinetochore targeting of Bub1-Bub3, whereas a phospho-mimetic spc7-12E mutation forces them to localize at kinetochores throughout the entire cell cycle, even in the absence of Mph1. Thus, MPS1/Mph1 kinase locating at the unattached kinetochores initially creates a mark, which is crucial for SAC activation and chromosome bi-orientation. This mechanism seems to be conserved in human cells. PMID:22660415

  16. Extension of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH, Mathematical Background of Vortex Blob Method (VBM and Moving Particle Semi-Implicit (MPS

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    Hiroshi Isshiki

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available SPH has a reasonable mathematical background. Although VBM and MPS are similar to SPH, their ma-thematical backgrounds seem fragile. VBM has some problems in treating the viscous diffusion of vortices but is known as a practical method for calculating viscous flows. The mathematical background of MPS is also not sufficient. Not with standing, the numerical results seem reasonable in many cases. The problem common in both VBM and MPS is that the space derivatives necessary for calculating viscous diffusion are not estimated reasonably, although the treatment of advection is mathematically correct. This paper discusses a method to estimate the above mentioned problem of how to treat the space derivatives. The numerical results show the comparison among FDM (Finite Difference Method, SPH and MPS in detail. In some cases, there are big differences among them. An extension of SPH is also given.

  17. Simulation in information systems development.

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    1982-01-01

    People in organizations face problems which might be solved better by the use of computers. This study deals with the development of information systems, where computers support the solution of ill-structured problems. ... Zie: Summary

  18. Common N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS) exon mutations in Brazilian patients with mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA)

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    Tatiana Dieter; Ursula da Silveira Matte; Ida Vanessa Schwartz; Shunji Tomatsu; Roberto Giugliani

    2007-01-01

    Morquio A Syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis IVA - MPS IVA, OMIM# 253000) is an autosomal recessive inborn error of metabolism caused by the deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS). We investigated five unrelated Brazilian MPS IVA families for mutations in exons 4, 5, 9 and 10 of the GALNS gene. Six out of the 10 mutant alleles were identified. Taken together with a previous study, which included six unrelated families, common mutations among Brazilian patients were p.N16...

  19. Developing an Environmental Scanning System.

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    Morrison, James L.

    A step-by-step approach is provided for developing an environmental scanning system for colleges and universities to assist them in planning for the future. The objectives of such a system are to detect social, scientific, economic, technical, and political interactions important to the organization; define potential threats and opportunities from…

  20. Incremental value of 24-hour delayed imaging in 201Tl stress myocardial perfusion studies (MPS) with an 'early rest reinjection' protocol

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    Full text: One hundred patients (pts) undergoing stress MPS had 24 h imaging for fixed defects at 4 h delayed imaging. 53 had prior myocardial infarction (MI) and 71 were males. Stress employed isotonic exercise with dipyridamole (0.56 mg kg-1) infusion in 57 pts, exercise alone in 33 and dipyridamole alone in 10. All pts with stress defects had rest-reinjection of 40 MBq of 201Tl after stress imaging had been completed, and most had sublingual nitrate therapy 10 min before reinjection. MPS from the 100 pts (15% of total) were read without clinical data, using a 20 segment scoring system. 51 pts showed -2 segments improvement between 4 and 24 h scores, but 22 pts had shown reversibility between stress and 4 h imaging and the further change did not alter interpretation. The other 29 pts (group A) showed clinically important change in 24 h scores, leaving 71 pts without clinical change (group B). Segmental improvement between 4 and 24 h in group A was 4.62 ± 2.18 and 1.18 ± 1.48 in group B (P = 0.02). Group A stress defect scores were not greater (10.90 ± 3.60) or more severe (3.72 ± 3.06) than in group B (8.92 ± 4.34 and 2.79 ± 3.11); 18 group A pts had MI compared with 38 group B pts. No significant correlation was found between improved 4-24 h scores and parameters of stress-LV dysfunction. There is benefit from 24 h, 201TI MPS in patients with persisting 4 h defects, despite early rest-reinjection and acute nitrate therapyction and acute nitrate therapy

  1. Development of the accelerating system

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    One of the main purposes of the 'Development of the Accelerating System' is developing a 100-MeV proton linac which accelerate proton beams from 20 MeV to 100 MeV by using 7 DTL (drift tube linac) tanks. Two of them were finished in the 2-nd stage of the project. The remaining part was also successfully fabricated and installed at Gyeongju site of KAERI. The MEBT is an essential component to extract and supply 20-MeV proton beams to users, and to match proton beams to the next accelerating structure for 100-MeV acceleration. The development of the MEBT has successfully finished. The project also developed the digital LLRF (low level RF) system which control the accelerating field within 1% in magnitude and 1 degree in phase. This system has been successfully tested in the 20-MeV linac operation at Daejeon site of KAERI. The modified version of the digital LLRF system will be used in the 100-MeV linac operation. The project also developed the beam diagnostic system. They are the strip-line type beam position monitor (BPM), the beam current monitor (CT), the beam loss monitor (BLM), and the emittance measurement system. They are used to measure the characteristics of the 20-MeV proton beams. The project also developed the EPIC-based control system. It is used to monitor the status of the accelerator and components, and to remotely control accelerator components. It has been used and modified in the 20-MeV linac operation. The modified version of the LLRF, diagnostics and control systems will be used in 100-MeV linac operation

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    The accelerator for Engineering Validation and Engineering Design Activity (EVEDA) of International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) will produce 9 MeV/125 mA CW beam. The IFMIF/EVEDA accelerator consists of Injector, RFQ, the first section of SC HWR Linac, etc. The control system for the IFMIF/EVEDA accelerator consists of Personnel Protection System (PPS), Machine Protection System (MPS), Central Control System (CCS), Local Area Network (LAN), Timing System (TS) and Local Control System (LCS). The PPS, MPS, CCS, LAN and TS have been developed by JAEA, and the LCS has been charged by EU. For these JAEA tasks, the design scenario taking into account of radio-activation, the development status and the development schedule for each accelerator components (Injector, RFQ, SC HWR linac, RF system, etc.) are presented in details. (author)

  3. Development of Dictionary Writing System.

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    Barbierik, Kamil; Holcová Habrová, Martina; Jarý, Vladimír; Kochová, Pavla; Liška, Tomáš; Opavská, Zde?ka; Virius, Miroslav

    Jihlava : College of Polytechnics, 2013 - (Molhanec, M.; Bej?ek, M.; Vorá?ek, J.), s. 133-147 ISBN 978-80-86847-66-5. [Federated conference on 39th Software Development and 17th Object Technologies (SDOT 2013). Jihlava (CZ), 08.11.2013] R&D Projects: GA MK DF13P01OVV011 Keywords : dictionary writing system * database system * lexicography Subject RIV: AI - Linguistics

  4. Numerical analysis of freezing controlled penetration behavior of the molten core debris in an instrument tube with MPS

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    Highlights: • The EPRI-3 melt solidification test was successfully analyzed by MPS code. • Analysis of the solidification behavior of molten UO2 and Fe in BWR instrument tube. • The melt had solidified and plugged the instrument tube in all the calculations. • Typical melt solidification behavior in instrument tube was revealed by MPS method. - Abstract: The freezing controlled penetration behavior of the molten core debris in the BWR instrument tube had been analyzed with a two dimensional geometry under severe accident conditions using Moving Particle Semi-implicit (MPS) method. The change of melt viscosity with temperature in the phase transition region was taken into account in the present MPS method. Accordingly, in order to improve the computation speed of such highly viscous fluid, the implicit calculation scheme was employed to solve the viscous term in this study. The surface tension model based on the inter-particle potential force was incorporated in the MPS method to track the melt leading front more accurately. The present MPS method was validated first by simulating the experiment of molten aluminum oxide penetrating in a prototypical PWR instrument tube which was performed by EPRI. The comparison of the predicted penetration length and the measured results showed a good agreement selecting a parameter. Then the penetration and solidification behaviors of molten stainless steel and uranium dioxide in the BWR instrument tube were simulated under a wide parametric range. The computational results showed that the melt penetration length increased with the melt superheat, and the melt had plugged the tube in all simulations. The melt flow resistance increased due to the formation of the crust on the tube surface and the increase of melt viscosity in the phase transition region. The present results indicated that the typical melt penetration and solidification behavior in the instrument tube was successfully revealed by MPS method

  5. Exercise tolerance test (ett) or myocardial perfusion scan (mps) - what to choose in patients of ischaemic heart disease (ihd)

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    Objective: To evaluate the validity of exercise tolerance test (ETT) with treadmill exercise in the diagnosis and follow-up of ischaemic heart disease (IHD), taking myocardial perfusion scan (MPS) as standard. Study Design: Retrospective, validation study. Place and Duration of Study: Nuclear Medical Centre (NMC) Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from 1 January to 31 December 2009. Patients and Methods: One hundred and nineteen patients (88 males, 31 females), referred for MPS; were selected through non-probability, consecutive sampling. Patients of all ages and gender, fit to undertake treadmill exercise, were included. Patients with contraindications to ETT, like unstable angina, conduction abnormalities, etc., or those who had taken a beta blocker within the preceding 24 hours, were excluded. ETT through treadmill exercise was done, followed by MPS with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) technique, using Thallium-201 or Technetium-99 m 2-methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile (MIBI). ETT was interpreted as positive or negative for ischaemia, with borderline changes considered positive. MPS was interpreted as positive or negative for ischaemia. Validity of ETT was evaluated in terms of sensitivity (Sn), specificity (Sp), and positive and negative predictive value (PPV and NPV), taking MPS as standard. Results: Sensitivity of ETT was found to be 77.5% and specificity was 43.6%. PPV was 73.8% and NPV was 48.6%. Out of a total (n) of 119 patients, true positive (TP) cases were 62, true negative (TN) 17, false positive (FP) 22 and false negative (FN) 18. Conclusions: ETT is an acceptably sensitive but non-specific test for evaluating myocardial ischaemia, with adequate PPV but low NPV, when validating it against MPS. Replacing the MPS with ETT, in the diagnosis and follow-up of IHD, is thus, not prudent. ETT can be useful as a screening test. (author)

  6. Open quantum systems recent developments

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    Joye, Alain; Pillet, Claude-Alain

    2006-01-01

    Understanding dissipative dynamics of open quantum systems remains a challenge in mathematical physics. This problem is relevant in various areas of fundamental and applied physics. From a mathematical point of view, it involves a large body of knowledge. Significant progress in the understanding of such systems has been made during the last decade. These books present in a self-contained way the mathematical theories involved in the modeling of such phenomena. They describe physically relevant models, develop their mathematical analysis and derive their physical implications. In Volume I the Hamiltonian description of quantum open systems is discussed. This includes an introduction to quantum statistical mechanics and its operator algebraic formulation, modular theory, spectral analysis and their applications to quantum dynamical systems. Volume II is dedicated to the Markovian formalism of classical and quantum open systems. A complete exposition of noise theory, Markov processes and stochastic differential...

  7. The Micro-Pillar Shear-Stress Sensor MPS3 for Turbulent Flow:

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    Sebastian Große; Wolfgang Schröder

    2009-01-01

    Wall-shear stress results from the relative motion of a fluid over a body surface as a consequence of the no-slip condition of the fluid in the vicinity of the wall. To determine the two-dimensional wall-shear stress distribution is of utter importance in theoretical and applied turbulence research. In this article, characteristics of the Micro-Pillar Shear-Stress Sensor MPS3, which has been shown to offer the potential to measure the two-directional dynamic wall-shear stress distribution in ...

  8. Development of maintenance engineering system

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    Department of JMTR project has developed the Maintenance Engineering System which evaluates the aging tendency of the facilities. The system is used for the repair plan and the replace period of parts, components, equipments or facilities. The system has the data-base which consists of the check data, the inspection data, the trouble data and the repair data at the JMTR since the virgin criticality. The system is utilized maintenance works and concludes the maintenance procedures for the failure components, equipments and facilities. This system has the following characteristics. (1) Anybody can operate the system as easily as word processor. (2) Data are put into by man-machine-interface. (3) The data sheets are with light color and the recognizable arrangements. (4) The system is cost-efficient using commercial personal computers and applications. The research card and the layouts of the input data sheet had been formatted. Data has been begun to be put into the system and to check its functions. The result demonstrates that the system is available for preventive maintenance at the JMTR. (author)

  9. Development of teleoperated cleanup system

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    This report describes the development of a teleoperated cleanup system for use in a highly radioactive environment of DFDF(DUPIC Fuel Demonstration Facility) at KAERI where direct human access to the in-cell is strictly limited. The teleoperated cleanup system was designed to remotely remove contaminants placed or fixed on the floor surface of the hot-cell by mopping them with wet cloth. This cleanup system consists of a mopping slave, a mopping master and a control console. The mopping slave located at the in-cell comprises a mopping tool with a mopping cloth and a mobile platform, which were constructed in modules to facilitate maintenance. The mopping master that is an input device to control the mopping slave has kinematic dissimilarity with the mopping slave. The control console provides a means of bilateral control flows and communications between the mopping master and the mopping slave. In operation, the human operator from the out-of-cell performs a series of decontamination tasks remotely by manipulating the mopping slave located in-cell via a mopping master, having a sense of real mopping. The environmental and mechanical design considerations, and control systems of the developed teleoperated cleanup system are also described

  10. Networking systems design and development

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    Effectively integrating theory and hands-on practice, Networking Systems Design and Development provides students and IT professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to design, implement, and manage fully functioning network systems using readily available Linux networking tools. Recognizing that most students are beginners in the field of networking, the text provides step-by-step instruction for setting up a virtual lab environment at home. Grounded in real-world applications, this book provides the ideal blend of conceptual instruction and lab work to give students and IT professional

  11. Efficacy of StaMPS technique for monitoring surface deformation in L'Aquila, Italy

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    Tiwari, A.; Dwivedi, R.; Narayan, A. B.; Dikshit, O.; Singh, A. K.

    2014-11-01

    This research work investigates the efficacy of the Stanford Method for Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (StaMPS) in measuring the surface deformation over the L'Aquila region, Italy just before an event of earthquake of magnitude Mw 6.3 by using seven descending Envisat C-Band ASAR images. The results show that the StaMPS technique successfully extracted sufficient number of Persistent Scatterers (PS) to derive a one dimensional (1D) time series displacement map which shows the deformation rates up to 59 mm/year in the satellite Line of Sight (LOS) direction and 50.8 mm/year in the direction opposite to the satellite LOS. Further, several deformation gradients are also observed from this map which indicate the occurrence of multiple crustal movement mechanism. Another dataset of 14 ASAR images is processed covering a time period before and after the earthquake in the study area to validate the results obtained by the previous dataset. We observed that the generated displacement map follows the deformation characteristics of the earlier displacement map in terms of magnitude and surface movement. We conclude that the generated displacement maps validate the presence of a normal fault mechanism with a tectonic process stretching in a NW-SE direction as predicted by earlier research studies.

  12. Development of pipe layout system

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    In the plant design carried out so far, the process up to final drawings has been the repetition of the correction of drawings. This is because the space as the object of design is finite, and it is difficult to lay many pipes efficiently. Especially in nuclear power plants, the quantity of materials required for ensuring the safety and quality control is enormous, and only the skilled engineers having rich experience have become unable to deal with it. The model engineering using plastic models has been adopted, but still there are problems. In order to solve this problem, the development of the system for unitarily managing the various design information of plants with a computer, checking up various design with this information, automatically outputting design drawings and management data, and heightening the quality of design, synchronizing the progress, increasing the speed and saving the labor of design was carried out. This system is versatile and can be used for all plants. The emphasis in the development was placed on compact data structure, rapid picture processing and easy operation. The present status of design and the automation, the basic design of the system, the function of the system, the internal expression of models, the method of picture processing, and the results of application are reported. (Kako, I.)

  13. Development of logistics information systems

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available An adequate logistics information system provides real time automated data processing, distribution and of information according to Terrain Commander's requirements, which leads to timely fulfillment of logistic demands of units. SAP ERP The SAP ERP application is the integrated (ERP software capable of working with complex organisational structures, personnel, equipment, and finance. It enables planning and combining forces for every type of operations. The system also enables the determination of the readiness status of modelled forces. ISL The Information System for Logistics (ISL is a comprehensive information system of the Ministry of Defence (MoD and the Army of the Czech Republic that covers many areas: acquisition, supply, ammunition and equipment maintenance, logistics, etc. The ISL provides support for military logistics in all important areas of consumer and acquisition logistics, satisfaying all kinds of Defence Forces needs in the country and abroad. LOGFAS The information system LOGFAS comprises Logistics Database (LOGBASE, Movement and Transportation software (M&T, Allied Command Europe Resource Optimisation Software System (ACROSS and Logistic Reporting System (LOGREP. The Logistics Database LOGBASE represents a logistics information source and also a database related to assets, forces, geography, infrastructure, targets, supplies, movements and medical data. The main software tools which rely on the LOGBASE are M&T, ACROSS and LOGREP. GCSS-Army The original impetus to create the SALE came in the mid-90s when the United States Department of Defense (DoD started a logistics modernisation programme. One of tasks was to build The Single Army Logistics Enterprise (SALE for the purpose of covering the whole organisational structure of the DoD. There are three components of the SALE: GCSS-Army, PLM+ and LMP. Each of them uses the commercial Enterprise Resource Planning SAP Software with a Web access. The main component, GCSS-Army (Global Combat Support System-Army Field/Tactical, is intended for the tactical level and it will replace 14 tactical logistics information systems and connect them with the rest of the information environment. Tendencies in the development of logistics information systems In line with the presented information solutions, it is possible to extract relevant conclusions about tendencies in the development of these types of systems all around the world. These conclusions should be implemented, through adequate principles, into domestic software development. Three main tendencies are visible in modern solutions: using centralised databases, integration of existing separated software solutions, and connecting previously autonomus systems. Conclusion In accordance with present time requirements, logistic support should be realised as close as possible to the origin of a logistic need, in real time and adequately. Information systems enable real time delivery of information needed for a quality logistic support in all phases of operations as well as for a faster generation of all types of documents.

  14. STUDI DAYA HAMBAT IN VITRO ANTI MPS ECTO CIK (MAYOR PHYSIOLOGICAL PROTEIN SUBSTRAT TERHADAP VIABILITAS SPERMATOZOA KAMBING DAN DOMBA

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    Full Text Available Untuk menuju suatu penemuan tentang vaksin kontrasepsi bagi pria, diperlukan penelitian dasar mengenai hal tersebut. Sebagai langkah awal dilakukan uji hambatan Anti MPS ecto CIK terhadap viabilitas spermatozoa kambing dan domba, sedangkan dari penelitian pendahuluan diketahui bahwa anti MPS dari ecto-CIK ini mampu bereaksi silang dengan spermatozoa domba, dan sapi. Berdasarkan hal tersebut peneliti tertarik untuk mengetahui seberapa besar peranan anti MPS ecto CIK dalam menghambat viabilitas spermatozoa kambing dan domba secara in vitro.Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah mengetahui seberapa besar peranan anti MPS ecto CIK dengan pemberian perlakuan konsentrasi dan lama inkubasi serta interaksi kedua perlakuan dalam menghambat viabilitas spermatozoa kambing dan domba. Rancangan penelitian yang digunakan adalah rancangan acak lengkap (RAL dengan pola faktorial yang terdiri atas 2 faktor utama, faktor pertama yaitu: dosis pengenceran, 0µl, 5µl, 10µl, dan 15µl, dan faktor kedua yaitu: lama inkubasi, yaitu 5 menit, 30 menit, 60 menit, dan 120 menit, masing-masing 6 kali ulangan. Data viabilitas spermatozoa kambing dan domba dianalisis dengan Uji one way ANOVA, jika hasil dari analisis tersebut terdapat pengaruh yang nyata maka akan dilanjutkan dengan Uji Jarak Berganda Duncan dengan taraf signifikansi 5% (0,05.Pemberian perlakuan anti MPS dari ecto CIK membran spermatozoa kambing dengan konsentrasi dan 0 µl, 5 µl, 10 µl, 15 µl dan lama inkubasi 5 menit, 30 menit, 60 menit dan 120 menit berpengaruh signifikan dalam menghambat viabilitas spermatozoa kambing dan domba. Pada perlakuan anti MPS ecto CIK dengan konsentrasi 15 µl dan lama inkubasi 120 menit merupakan perlakuan yang paling optimal dalam menghambat viabilitas spermatozoa kambing (45,50 ± 11,16%; 44,87 ± 9,40% dan domba (55,54 ± 18,87%; 40,58 ± 13,20%. Interaksi pemberian perlakuan konsentrasi dan lama inkubasi anti MPS ecto CIK pada konsentrasi 15 µl dan lama inkubasi 120 menit anti MPS ecto CIK paling berpengaruh dalam menghambat viabilitas spermatozoa domba (26,83 ± 8,70%, sedangkan pada kambing tidak berpengaruh.

  15. Expert system development (ESD) shell

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    An Expert System Development (ESD) Shell design implementation is desribed in detail. The shell provides high-level generic facilities for Knowledge Representation (KR) and inferencing and tools for developing user interfaces. Powerful set of tools in the shell relieves much of the programming burden in the ES development. The shell is written in PROLOG under IBM PC/AT. KR facilities are based on two very powerful formalisms namely, frames and rules. Inference Engine (IE) draws most of its power from unification and backward reasoning strategy in PROLOG. This basic mechanism is enhanced further by incorporating both forward and backward chaining of rules and frame-based inferencing. Overall programming style integrates multiple paradigms including logic, object oriented, access-oriented and imperative programming. This permits ES designer a lot of flexibility in organizing inference control. Creation and maintainance of knowledge base is a major activity. The shell, therefore, provides number of facilities to simplify these tasks. Shell design also takes note of the fact that final success of any system depends on end-user satisfaction and hence provides features to build use-friendly interfaces. The shell also provides a set of interfacing predicates so that it can be embedded within any PROLOG program to incorporate functionalilty of the shell in the user program. (author). 10 refs., 8 figs

  16. KSTAR RF heating system development

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    Kwak, J. G.; Kim, S. K.; Hwang, C. K. (and others)

    2007-10-15

    Design, high-voltage test, and installation of 6 MW ICRF heating system for KSTAR is completed. The antenna demonstrated satisfactory standoff at high voltages up to 41 kV for 300 sec. The result indicates good power handling capabilities of the antenna as high as 10 MW/m2. This power density is equivalent to RF power coupling of 6 MW into a 4 {omega}/m target plasma, and is typical of advanced tokamak heating scenarios. In addition, vacuum feed through, DC break, and liquid stub developed for 300 sec operation are installed, as well as a 2 MW, 30-60MHz transmitter. The transmitter successfully produced output powers of 600 kW continuously, 1.5{approx}1.8 MW for 300 sec, and 2 MW for 100 msec or shorter pulses. A realtime control system based on DSP and EPICS is developed, installed, and tested on the ICRF system. Initial results from feasibility study indicate that the present antenna and the transmission lines could allow load-resilient operation on KSTAR. Until the KSTAR tokamak start to produce plasmas in 2008, however, hands-on operational experiences are obtained from participating in ICRF heating experiments at ASDEX and DIII-D tokamaks arranged through international cooperation.

  17. KSTAR RF heating system development

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    Design, high-voltage test, and installation of 6 MW ICRF heating system for KSTAR is completed. The antenna demonstrated satisfactory standoff at high voltages up to 41 kV for 300 sec. The result indicates good power handling capabilities of the antenna as high as 10 MW/m2. This power density is equivalent to RF power coupling of 6 MW into a 4 ?/m target plasma, and is typical of advanced tokamak heating scenarios. In addition, vacuum feed through, DC break, and liquid stub developed for 300 sec operation are installed, as well as a 2 MW, 30-60MHz transmitter. The transmitter successfully produced output powers of 600 kW continuously, 1.5?1.8 MW for 300 sec, and 2 MW for 100 msec or shorter pulses. A realtime control system based on DSP and EPICS is developed, installed, and tested on the ICRF system. Initial results from feasibility study indicate that the present antenna and the transmission lines could allow load-resilient operation on KSTAR. Until the KSTAR tokamak start to produce plasmas in 2008, however, hands-on operational experiences are obtained from participating in ICRF heating experiments at ASDEX and DIII-D tokamaks arranged through international cooperation

  18. Development of targeted radiotherapy systems

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    Conventional or external beam radiotherapy, has been a viable alternative for cancer treatment. Although this technique is effective, its use is limited if the patient has multiple malignant lesions (metastases). An alternative approach is based on the design of radiopharmaceuticals that, to be administered in the patient, are directed specifically toward the target cell producing a selective radiation delivery. This treatment is known as targeted radiotherapy. We have summarized and discussed some results related to our investigations on the development of targeted radiotherapy systems, including aspects of internal dosimetry

  19. Specific Contributions of CSF-1 and GM-CSF to the Dynamics of the Mononuclear Phagocyte System.

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    Louis, Cynthia; Cook, Andrew D; Lacey, Derek; Fleetwood, Andrew J; Vlahos, Ross; Anderson, Gary P; Hamilton, John A

    2015-07-01

    M-CSF (or CSF-1) and GM-CSF can regulate the development and function of the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS). To address some of the outstanding and sometimes conflicting issues surrounding this biology, we undertook a comparative analysis of the effects of neutralizing mAbs to these CSFs on murine MPS populations in the steady-state and during acute inflammatory reactions. CSF-1 neutralization, but not of GM-CSF, in normal mice rapidly reduced the numbers of more mature Ly6C(-) monocytes in blood and bone marrow, without any effect on proliferating precursors, and also the numbers of the resident peritoneal macrophages, observations consistent with CSF-1 signaling being essential only at a relatively late state in steady-state MPS development; in contrast, GM-CSF neutralization had no effect on the numbers of these particular populations. In Ag-induced peritonitis (AIP), thioglycolate-induced peritonitis, and LPS-induced lung inflammation, CSF-1 neutralization lowered inflammatory macrophage number; in the AIP model, this reduced number was not due to suppressed proliferation. More detailed studies with the convenient AIP model indicated that CSF-1 neutralization led to a relatively uniform reduction in all inflammatory cell populations; GM-CSF neutralization, in contrast, was more selective, resulting in the preferential loss among the MPS populations of a cycling, monocyte-derived inflammatory dendritic cell population. Some mechanistic options for the specific CSF-dependent biologies enumerated are discussed. PMID:26019271

  20. Measurement process of software development projects for supporting strategic business objectives in software developing companies

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    Sandra Lais, Pedroso; Leonardo Rocha de, Oliveira.

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    Full Text Available Software developing companies work in a competitive market and are often challenged to make business decisions with impact on competitiveness. Models accessing maturity for software development processes quality, such as CMMI and MPS-BR, comprise process measurements systems (PMS). However, these mo [...] dels are not necessarily suitable to support business decisions, neither to achieve strategic goals. The objective of this work is to analyze how the PMS of software development projects could support business strategies for software developing companies. Results taken from this work show that PMS results from maturity models for software processes can be suited to help evaluating operating capabilities and supporting strategic business decisions.

  1. MEASUREMENT PROCESS OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FOR SUPPORTING STRATEGIC BUSINESS OBJECTIVES IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPING COMPANIES

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    Sandra Lais Pedroso

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Software developing companies work in a competitive market and are often challenged to make business decisions with impact on competitiveness. Models accessing maturity for software development processes quality, such as CMMI and MPS-BR, comprise process measurements systems (PMS. However, these models are not necessarily suitable to support business decisions, neither to achieve strategic goals. The objective of this work is to analyze how the PMS of software development projects could support business strategies for software developing companies. Results taken from this work show that PMS results from maturity models for software processes can be suited to help evaluating operating capabilities and supporting strategic business decisions.

  2. AGING SYSTEM DESIGN DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

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    This plan provides an overview, work to date, and the path forward for the design development strategy of the Aging cask for aging commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF) at the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) repository site. Waste for subsurface emplacement at the repository includes US Department of Energy (DOE) high-level radioactive waste (HLW), DOE SNF, commercial fuel in dual-purpose canisters (DPCs), uncanistered bare fuel, naval fuel, and other waste types. Table 1-1 lists the types of radioactive materials that may be aged at YMP, and those materials that will not be placed in an aging cask or module. This plan presents the strategy for design development of the Aging system. The Aging system will not handle naval fuel, DOE HLW, MCOs, or DOE SNF since those materials will be delivered to the repository in a state and sequence that allows them to be placed into waste packages for emplacement. Some CSNF from nuclear reactors, especially CSNF that is thermally too hot for emplacement underground, will need to be aged at the repository

  3. ADASAGE, ADA Application Development System

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    1 - Description of program or function: ADASAGE is an application development system designed to facilitate rapid and professional construction of applications written in Ada on microcomputers. ADASAGE applications may vary in size from small to large multi-program systems. ADASAGE consists of a collection of re-usable libraries for database management and form and report processing utilities having the following capabilities: basic universal type and function definitions; sequential file input/output; terminal and file input/output; DOS system command execution; data movement and fill; string manipulation; math libraries; bit manipulation; a relational database utility; data validation; menu form and window procedures; report generation; sort/merge, time, and date functions; sound production; editing; and index rebuilding. Each of the capabilities is integrated to allow the development of an efficient system. As an application is designed and developed, the desired ADASAGE capabilities are chosen and included along with any requirements unique to that application. 2 - Method of solution: All ADASAGE applications which use the database, forms (windows, menus, etc.), or reporting functions require a file with a suffix of .DFL. This file contains the database schema, the various forms and windows, and report definitions. The THOR editor is used to create and maintain the .DFL file. This editor operates on a file with the suffix .SRC and creates and edits schemes, forms,.SRC and creates and edits schemes, forms, and report formats and compile the .SRC file into the .DFL file used by the application. The application will have unique requirements not satisfied by the selected utilities of ADASAGE. The code for these along with the code necessary to import and use the selected ADASAGE utilities constitutes the programmed application. The completed application system will contain the .DFL file produced by the THOR editor, the required ADASAGE utilities, and the programmed application. During the course of normal database development and use, restructuring and/or rebuilding of database files may be required if the schema for a record is modified (new fields are added, changed, or deleted and new keys selected, etc.), or if the index file for a relation becomes damaged or is destroyed. Program REBUILD performs this task. The rebuilding process is invoked by supplying both an old .DFL file name identifying the schema definition under which the current data was written and a current .DFL file name identifying the new schema definition to which the current database must be changed. REBUILD compares the old and current schema definitions for a relation, adjusts the database files accordingly, and re-tags the database files with the new version so that access with the new schema is allowed. The index file for the relation is then rebuilt, and any unused space within the database files removed. 3 - Restrictions on the complexity of the problem: Maxima for each ADASAGE database are: 4,294,967,000 records (tuples) per record size; 32,000 bytes record (tuple) size; 32,000 fixed-length field (attribute size); 4,294,967,000 variable-length field (attribute) size; 1,000 relations (flat files); 1,000 joined relations; 1,000 views; 500 fields (attributes) per relation; 500 keyed fields per relation; 6,550 forms (windows); 55 significant digits in a number. The user's operating system or hardware may have more stringent limits than these

  4. The Micro-Pillar Shear-Stress Sensor MPS3 for Turbulent Flow

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    Full Text Available Wall-shear stress results from the relative motion of a fluid over a body surface as a consequence of the no-slip condition of the fluid in the vicinity of the wall. To determine the two-dimensional wall-shear stress distribution is of utter importance in theoretical and applied turbulence research. In this article, characteristics of the Micro-Pillar Shear-Stress Sensor MPS3, which has been shown to offer the potential to measure the two-directional dynamic wall-shear stress distribution in turbulent flows, will be summarized. After a brief general description of the sensor concept, material characteristics, possible sensor-structure related error sources, various sensitivity and distinct sensor performance aspects will be addressed. Especially, pressure-sensitivity related aspects will be discussed. This discussion will serve as ‘design rules’ for possible new fields of applications of the sensor technology.

  5. Biocompatible polysiloxane-containing diblock copolymer PEO-b-PgammaMPS for coating magnetic nanoparticles.

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    Chen, Hongwei; Wu, Xinying; Duan, Hongwei; Wang, Y Andrew; Wang, Liya; Zhang, Minming; Mao, Hui

    2009-10-01

    We report a biocompatible polysiloxane containing amphiphilic diblock copolymer, poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(gamma-methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane) (PEO-b-PgammaMPS), for coating and stabilizing nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Such an amphiphilic diblock copolymer that comprises both a hydrophobic segment with "surface anchoring moiety" (silane group) and a hydrophilic segment with PEO (M(n) = 5000 g/mol) was obtained by the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization using the PEO macromolecular chain transfer agent. When used for coating paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs), copolymers were mixed with hydrophobic oleic acid coated core size uniformed IONPs (D = 13 nm) in cosolvent tetrahydrofuran. After being aged over a period of time, resulting monodispersed IONPs can be transferred into aqueous medium. With proper PgammaMPS block length (M(n) = 10 000 g/mol), polysiloxane containing diblock copolymers formed a thin layer of coating (approximately 3 nm) around monocrystalline nanoparticles as measured by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments showed excellent T(2) weighted contrast effect from coated IONPs with a transverse relaxivity r(2) = 98.6 mM(-1) s(-1) (at 1.5 T). Such thin coating layer has little effect on the relaxivity when compared to that of IONPs coated with conventional amphiphilic copolymer. Polysiloxane containing diblock copolymer coated IONPs are stable without aggregation or binding to proteins in serum when incubated for 24 h in culture medium containing 10% serum. Furthermore, a much lower level of intracellular uptake by macrophage cells was observed with polysiloxane containing diblock copolymers coated IONPs, suggesting the reduction of nonspecific cell uptakes and antibiofouling effect. PMID:20161520

  6. The safety of dipyridamole myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) in patients with end-stage chronic airways limitations (CAL)

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    Full text: Dipyridamole MPS is a well-established investigative technique in the diagnosis and pre-operative risk stratification of patients with possible coronary artery disease. However, there remains a concern of its use in patients with end-stage chronic airways limitations (CAL). Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) is a recent therapeutic option for such patients. The options for non-invasive pre-operative cardiac assessment in such patients are limited. This study reviewed the safety of dipyridamole use in such a clinical setting. 20 patients (10M, 10F, mean age 64.8 yrs) were evaluated. None had any history of ischaemic heart disease. Dipyridamole was administered intravenously at a dose of 0.05 mg/kg. Six patients remained asymptomatic throughout the procedure, while none experienced any chest pain. Two patients experienced moderate dyspnoea, which was rapidly relieved with aminophylline (100mg IV) during the recovery phase of the study. Two others developed mild dyspnoea; one settled spontaneously, while the other responded promptly to aminophylline. Aminophylline was administered to nine other patients to reverse minor symptoms (headache, flushing sensation). One other patient developed marked hypotension (SBP fell >20mmHg) and bradycardia, but no ECG changes for myocardial ischaemia. He responded well to aminophylline. His myocardial perfusion scan demonstrated extensive reversible myocardial ischaemia. Although the population size was small, dipyridamole e population size was small, dipyridamole appears safe to use in patients with end-stage CAL. Copyright (2000) The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine Inc

  7. MPS Eesti juht Pasi Harttunen : heaks spetsialistiks saab vaid alumiselt astmelt alustades / Pasi Harttunen ; interv. Tiina Saar

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    Harttunen, Pasi, 1971-

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    Personalifirma MPS Eesti juht vastab küsimustele, mis puudutavad Eesti tööandjaid, kellel pole raskusi spetsialistide leidmisel, hea või halva tööandja mainega ettevõtteid, võtmetöötajate suurt liikuvust, spetsialistide motiveerimist ja nende usaldamist, kõige enam spetsialistide puuduse käes vaevlevaid valdkondi ning haridussüsteemi taset spetsialistide koolitamisel. Vt. samas: Kersti Valter. Spetsialistide palgaootused rahunenud; Karin Press. Napib kriisidega toime tulnud spetsialiste

  8. Development of readout systems for neutron detectors

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    A readout electronics system for linear position sensitive 3He gas detectors has been developed. It is widely used for neutron scattering instruments at KEK Neutron Science Laboratory (KENS). The basic structure of the system is quite versatile, and can be used for various imaging-systems. Several versatile readout systems have been developed at KENS. As one of such examples, a 2-dimensional imaging-system for a wavelength shifting fiber based scintillation counter system has been developed

  9. The Simulator of the Timing and Magnitude of Pollen Season (STaMPS model: a pollen production model for regional emission and transport modeling

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available A pollen model that simulates the timing and production of wind-dispersed allergenic pollen by terrestrial, temperate vegetation has been developed to quantify how pollen occurrence may be affected by climate change and to investigate how pollen can interact with anthropogenic pollutants to affect human health. The Simulator of the Timing and Magnitude of Pollen Season (STaMPS model is driven by local meteorological conditions and is designed to be sensitive to climate shifts, as well as flexible with respect to the vegetation species and plant functional types (trees, grasses, etc. represented and the climate zones simulated. The initial focus for the model is the simulation of the pollen emission potential of important allergenic tree and grass species that typically flower between March–June in Southern California (S. CA, which is characterized by moderate Mediterranean and oceanic climate zones as well as regions of arid desert and arid steppe. Vegetation cover and species composition data are obtained from numerous datasets and a database of allergenic vegetation species, their pollen production potential and relative allergenicities has been developed. For the selected allergenic species and spring-early summer simulation period, temperature is the main driver controlling the timing of pollen release, while precipitation (and temperature, for some species controls the magnitude of pollen produced. The model provides species-specific pollen potential maps for each day of the simulation period; these are then used by a pollen transport model to simulate ambient pollen concentrations as described in a companion paper (Zhang et al., 2013a, which also presents model evaluation results for the S. CA model domain. The STaMPS model was also used to quantify the possible impact of climate change on pollen season under the IPCC SRES A1B scenario as simulated by the ECHAM5 global climate model. Current (1995–2004 and future (2045–2054 meteorological conditions downscaled using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF model were used to drive STaMPS and generate estimates of the relative magnitude and timing of pollen season for important allergenic tree and grass species that bloom from March through June in a larger domain that covers all of CA and Nevada. Differences in the simulated timing and magnitude of pollen season for the selected allergenic species under current and future climate scenarios are presented. The results suggest that across all of the simulated species, pollen season starts an average of 5–6 days earlier under predicted future climatic conditions with an associated average annual domain-wide temperature increase of about 1°C compared to simulated current conditions. Differences in the amount of pollen produced under the two scenarios vary by species and are affected by the selected simulation period (1 March–30 June. Uncertainties associated with the STaMPS model and future model development plans are also discussed.

  10. StaMPS Improvement for Deformation Analysis in Mountainous Regions: Implications for the Damavand Volcano and Mosha Fault in Alborz

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    Sanaz Vajedian

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR capability to detect slow deformation over terrain areas is limited by temporal decorrelation, geometric decorrelation and atmospheric artefacts. Multitemporal InSAR methods such as Persistent Scatterer (PS-InSAR and Small Baseline Subset (SBAS have been developed to deal with various aspects of decorrelation and atmospheric problems affecting InSAR observations. Nevertheless, the applicability of both PS-InSAR and SBAS in mountainous regions is still challenging. Correct phase unwrapping in both methods is hampered due to geometric decorrelation in particular when using C-band SAR data for deformation analysis. In this paper, we build upon the SBAS method implemented in StaMPS software and improved the technique, here called ISBAS, to assess tectonic and volcanic deformation in the center of the Alborz Mountains in Iran using both Envisat and ALOS SAR data. We modify several aspects within the chain of the processing including: filtering prior to phase unwrapping, topographic correction within three-dimensional phase unwrapping, reducing the atmospheric noise with the help of additional GPS data, and removing the ramp caused by ionosphere turbulence and/or orbit errors to better estimate crustal deformation in this tectonically active region. Topographic correction is done within the three-dimensional unwrapping in order to improve the phase unwrapping process, which is in contrast to previous methods in which DEM error is estimated before/after phase unwrapping. Our experiments show that our improved SBAS approach is able to better characterize the tectonic and volcanic deformation in the center of the Alborz region than the classical SBAS. In particular, Damavand volcano shows an average uplift rate of about 3 mm/year in the year 2003–2010. The Mosha fault illustrates left-lateral motion that could be explained with a fault that is locked up to 17–18 km depths and slips with 2–4 mm/year below that depth.

  11. APPROACHING DEVELOPMENT IN LOGISTIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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    Buys, Louis F.

    2012-01-01

    The introduction of technology into modern defence necessitates integrated computerized information systems to render effective and efficient logistic support. Traditional information system development does not ensure attainment of use and time scale requirements in the continuously developing environment of logistics. This paper describes current approaches to the development of logistic information systems.

  12. Optimal Flow and Pressure Management in Machine Perfusion Systems for Organ Preservation

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    Post, Ivo C. J. H.; Dirkes, Marcel C.; Heger, Michal; Bezemer, Rick; van ‘t Leven, Johan; Van Gulik, Thomas M.

    2012-01-01

    Intra-organ flow is the most critical parameter in machine-perfused organ preservation systems (MPS). Ultrasonic flow sensors (UFS) are commonly employed in MPS. However, UFS are sensitive to changes in fluid composition and temperature and require recalibration. Novel Coriolis-type mass flow sensors (CFS) may be more suitable for MPS because the measurement technique is not amenable to these factors. The effect of viscosity, colloids, temperature, pressure, and preservation solution on flow ...

  13. Embedded Automotive System Development Process

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    Langenwalter, Joachim

    2005-01-01

    Model based design enables the automatic generation of final-build software from models for high-volume automotive embedded systems. This paper presents a framework of processes, methods and tools for the design of automotive embedded systems. A steer-by-wire system serves as an example.

  14. Development on structural health monitoring system

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    The authors have developed ''structural health monitoring system'' comprised of sensing, data processing and diagnosis subsystems, for building and civil infrastructure. In this paper, application of this SHM system to the actual buildings with vibration suppression system and base isolation system are introduced. Internet-based data processing and analysis system is also successfully utilized in these buildings. (author)

  15. Needs and Possibility of Involving Nuclear Power Plant in the Macedonian Power System

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    The Macedonian Power System (MPS) used to be a part of the former Yugoslav Power System, and it was connected to the European system by 400 kV transmission lines. At the present time, the MPS works isolated from the UCPTE, only connected to the Yugoslav and Greek power systems. The connections with the Bulgarian and Albanian power systems are on a lower voltage level. The reliability and stability of the MPS needs to be improved. Macedonia is located in the central area of the Balkan, where the transmission systems from other Balkan countries are crossing. in the near future, the Macedonian Power System needs to be linked to the European system. To prepare for the energy demand at the beginning of the 21-st century, when the local coal reserves get exhausted, Macedonia needs to start with activities for substitution of the existing coal-fired thermal power plants with nuclear plants. This paper discusses the activities for global development solutions in the area of power generation. (author)

  16. Security alarm communication and display systems development

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    Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has, as lead Department of Energy (DOE) physical security laboratory, developed a variety of alarm communication and display systems for DOE and Department of Defense (DOD) facilities. This paper briefly describes some of the systems developed and concludes with a discussion of technology relevant to those currently designing, developing, implementing, or procuring such a system. Development activities and the rapid evolution of computers over the last decade have resulted in a broad variety of capabilities to support most security system communication and display needs. The major task in selecting a system is becoming familiar with these capabilities and finding the best match to a specific need

  17. Phased array based ultrasound scanning system development

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    Sagdiev, R. K.; Denisov, E. S.; Evdokimov, Yu K.; Fazlyyyakhmatov, M. G.; Kashapov, N. F.

    2014-12-01

    Multichannel ultrasound scanning system based on phased arrays development is presented in this paper. Substantiation of system parameters is presented. The description of block diagram and hardware development is presented. The combination of the self-developed receiving and a transmitting units and commercially available FPGA unit and Personal Computer can solve our scientific goals, while providing a relatively low device cost.

  18. Common N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS) exon mutations in Brazilian patients with mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA)

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    Tatiana, Dieter; Ursula da Silveira, Matte; Ida Vanessa, Schwartz; Shunji, Tomatsu; Roberto, Giugliani.

    Full Text Available Morquio A Syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis IVA - MPS IVA, OMIM# 253000) is an autosomal recessive inborn error of metabolism caused by the deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS). We investigated five unrelated Brazilian MPS IVA families for mutations in exons 4, 5, 9 and 10 o [...] f the GALNS gene. Six out of the 10 mutant alleles were identified. Taken together with a previous study, which included six unrelated families, common mutations among Brazilian patients were p.N164T, p.G116S and p.G301C. Among one hundred control subjects three novel silent mutations were found (p.A107A; GCC -> GCT, p.Y108Y; TAC -> TAT, p.P357P; CCG -> CCA). Screening starting with exons 4, 5, 9, 10 and 11 may be a good strategy for genotyping of Brazilian patients since these exons include 73% of all mutations identified in the current and previous studies.

  19. Common N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS exon mutations in Brazilian patients with mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA

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    Tatiana Dieter

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Morquio A Syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis IVA - MPS IVA, OMIM# 253000 is an autosomal recessive inborn error of metabolism caused by the deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS. We investigated five unrelated Brazilian MPS IVA families for mutations in exons 4, 5, 9 and 10 of the GALNS gene. Six out of the 10 mutant alleles were identified. Taken together with a previous study, which included six unrelated families, common mutations among Brazilian patients were p.N164T, p.G116S and p.G301C. Among one hundred control subjects three novel silent mutations were found (p.A107A; GCC -> GCT, p.Y108Y; TAC -> TAT, p.P357P; CCG -> CCA. Screening starting with exons 4, 5, 9, 10 and 11 may be a good strategy for genotyping of Brazilian patients since these exons include 73% of all mutations identified in the current and previous studies.

  20. Development of Baby-EBM Interface System

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    This paper explains the works being done to develop an interface system for Baby-Electron Beam Machine (EBM). The function of the system is for the safety, controlling and monitoring the Baby-EBM. The integration for the system is using data acquisition (DAQ) hardware and LabVIEW to develop the software. (author)

  1. X2000 power system electronics development

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    Carr, Greg; Deligiannis, Frank; Franco, Lauro; Jones, Loren; Lam, Barbara; Nelson, Ron; Pantaleon, Jose; Ruiz, Ian; Treichler, John; Wester, Gene; Sauers, Jim; Giampoli, Paul; Haskell, Russ; Mulvey, Jim; Repp, John

    2005-01-01

    The X2000 Power System Electronics (PSE) is a Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) task to develop a new generation of power system building blocks for potential use on future deep space missions. The effort includes the development of electronic components and modules that can be used as building blocks in the design of generic spacecraft power systems.

  2. The Wasp System: an open source environment for managing and analyzing genomic data.

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    McLellan, Andrew S; Dubin, Robert A; Jing, Qiang; Broin, Pilib Ó; Moskowitz, David; Suzuki, Masako; Calder, R Brent; Hargitai, Joseph; Golden, Aaron; Greally, John M

    2012-12-01

    The challenges associated with the management, analysis and interpretation of assays based on massively-parallel sequencing (MPS) are both individually complex and numerous. We describe what we believe to be the appropriate solution, one that represents a departure from traditional computational biology approaches. The Wasp System is an open source, distributed package written in Spring/J2EE that creates a foundation for development of an end-to-end solution for MPS-based experiments or clinical tests. Recognizing that one group will be unable to solve these challenges in isolation, we describe a nurtured open source development model that will allow the software to be collectively used, shared and developed. The ultimate goal is to emulate resources such as the Virtual Observatory of the astrophysics community, enabling computationally-inexpert scientists and clinicians to explore and interpret their MPS data. Here we describe the current implementation and development of the Wasp System and the roadmap for its community development. PMID:22944616

  3. Development of organic storage system

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    Organic Storage System is designed to absorb the massive data flow with low TCO. The system scales unlimitedly to store the data that keeps growing, and undergoes metabolic change to provide data longevity. Its high-data-mobility feature enables quick replication and migration for disaster recovery and self-healing. (author)

  4. Developing a Comprehensive Reward System.

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    Votruba, James C.

    1979-01-01

    Providing incentives for teachers of adults is an important means of attracting, retaining, and stimulating staff. Developing a variety of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards and incentives and instituting them effectively are important administrative functions. (SK)

  5. Development of logistics information systems

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    Z?, Milan Dronjak; Milenkov, Marjan A.

    2012-01-01

    An adequate logistics information system provides real time automated data processing, distribution and of information according to Terrain Commander's requirements, which leads to timely fulfillment of logistic demands of units. SAP ERP The SAP ERP application is the integrated (ERP) software capable of working with complex organisational structures, personnel, equipment, and finance. It enables planning and combining forces for every type of operations. The system also enables the determina...

  6. Cannon launched electromechanical control actuation system development

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    Johnston, J. G.

    1983-01-01

    The evolution of an electromechanical control actuation system from trade study results through breadboard test and high-g launch demonstration tests is summarized. Primary emphasis is on design, development, integration and test of the gear reduction system.

  7. Western Europe: The Development of DBS Systems.

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    Grandi, Roberto; Richeri, Giuseppe

    1980-01-01

    Discusses plans for development of direct broadcasting satellite systems in several European countries. Presents economic advantages of satellite broadcasting over terrestrial television systems for advertisers as well as equipment producers. Outlines the advantages and disadvantages of the spillover effect. (JMF)

  8. Research and Development Information System (RDIS)

    Department of Veterans Affairs — The Research and Development Information System (RDIS) is the Veterans Affairs Central Office budgetary and project data repository for managing the VA Research and...

  9. Applying Prolog to Develop Distributed Systems

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    Lopes, N. P.; Pe?rez, J. A. N.; Rybalchenko, A.; SINGH, A.

    2010-01-01

    Development of distributed systems is a difficult task. Declarative programming techniques hold a promising potential for effectively supporting programmer in this challenge. While Datalog-based languages have been actively explored for programming distributed systems, Prolog received relatively little attention in this application area so far. In this paper we present a Prolog-based programming system, called DAHL, for the declarative development of distributed systems. DAH...

  10. Calibration system development for contact transducer

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    In this paper, the calibration system for contact transducer has been developed to improve the reliability of the inspection result by ultrasonic testing on rotors. This system consists of signal processing parts(oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, pulser/receiver), standard block, and user interface program. Signal processing for the calibration system was quickly performed with high accuracy. The developed system has been applied to a practical calibration of probe using the non-destructive testing on rotors, and demonstrated high sensitivity and precision.

  11. Developments in the TRIUMF control system

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    The TRIUMF control system has always been based upon the use of multiple small processors. This underlying philosophy has been extended and developed in recent months. The control system now comprises six minicomputers, all sharing a common communications bus, a common CAMAC interface, and a common memory system developed at TRIUMF. Advantages realized by this approach are discussed - as are its limitations. In addition, a number of microprocessors have been distributed throughout the CAMAC system, using a microprocessor module, 'TRIMAC' developed at TRIUMF. The module and some of its applications are described. Other recent improvements in both hardware and software, including the integration of a serial CAMAC system, are also outlined

  12. First human treatment with investigational rhGUS enzyme replacement therapy in an advanced stage MPS VII patient.

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    Fox, Joyce E; Volpe, Linda; Bullaro, Josephine; Kakkis, Emil D; Sly, William S

    2015-02-01

    Mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII, Sly syndrome) is a very rare lysosomal storage disease caused by a deficiency of the enzyme ?-glucuronidase (GUS), which is required for the degradation of three glycosaminoglycans (GAGs): dermatan sulfate, heparan sulfate, and chondroitin sulfate. Progressive accumulation of these GAGs in lysosomes leads to increasing dysfunction in numerous tissues and organs. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) has been used successfully for other MPS disorders, but there is no approved treatment for MPS VII. Here we describe the first human treatment with recombinant human GUS (rhGUS), an investigational therapy for MPS VII, in a 12-year old boy with advanced stage MPS VII. Despite a tracheostomy, nocturnal continuous positive airway pressure, and oxygen therapy, significant pulmonary restriction and obstruction led to oxygen dependence and end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) levels in the 60-80mmHg range, eventually approaching respiratory failure (ETCO2 of 100mmHg) and the need for full-time ventilation. Since no additional medical measures could improve his function, we implemented experimental ERT by infusing rhGUS at 2mg/kg over 4h every 2 weeks for 24 weeks. Safety was evaluated by standard assessments and observance for any infusion associated reactions (IARs). Urinary GAG (uGAG) levels, pulmonary function, oxygen dependence, CO2 levels, cardiac valve function, liver and spleen size, and growth velocity were assessed to evaluate response to therapy. rhGUS infusions were well tolerated. No serious adverse events (SAEs) or IARs were observed. After initiation of rhGUS infusions, the patient's uGAG excretion decreased by more than 50%. Liver and spleen size were reduced within 2 weeks of the first infusion and reached normal size by 24 weeks. Pulmonary function appeared to improve during the course of treatment based on reduced changes in ETCO2 after off-ventilator challenges and a reduced oxygen requirement. The patient regained the ability to eat orally, gained weight, and his energy and activity levels increased. Over 24 weeks, treatment with every-other-week infusions of rhGUS was well tolerated with no SAEs, IARs, or hypersensitivity reactions and was associated with measurable improvement in objective clinical measures and quality of life. PMID:25468648

  13. Space Shuttle Main Propulsion System Gaseous Hydrogen Flow Control Valve Poppet Failure

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    Zeitler, Rick

    2010-01-01

    The presentation provides background information pertinent to the MPS GH2 Flow Control Valve Poppet failure which occurred on the Space Shuttle Endeavour during STS-126 flight. The presentation provides general MPS system operating information which is pertinent to understanding the failure causes and affects. The presentation provides additional background information on the operating environment in which the FCV functions and basic design history of the flow control valve. The presentation provides an overview of the possible flight failure modes and a brief summary of the flight rationale which was developed for this failure event. This presentation is an introductory presentation to 3 other speakers at the conference who will be speaking on M&P aspects of the investigation, non destructive inspection techniques development, and particle impact testing.

  14. Developing TRUPACT system impact resistance

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    The Transportation Technology Center at Sandia National Laboratories has taken the lead in the development of the TRansUranic PACkage Transporter I (TRUPACT-I) for transporting contact-handled transuranic waste. TRUPACT-I is a Type B package designed for transport by truck and rail. One of the regulatory requirements of a Type B package is that it survive a drop onto a 15.2-cm-dia punch. This paper discusses the development of the puncture resistant panels used in TRUPACT-I. Concepts tested ranged from monolithic steel plates to laminated Kevlar fabric bonded to a steel backing plate. The TRUPACT-I wall design incorporated the laminated Kevlar and stainless steel puncture panel

  15. Development and social security system sustainability

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    Burz, Ra?zvan-dorin

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we propose to investigate the link between economic development, social security system and the sustainability of the policies pursued by states. In doing so, we start from clarifying and summarizing the main ideas on the concepts of development and social security. Depending on the approach to social security (narrow or broad) and the developing status of the states (developed or developing) we propose a matrix of classification and analysis that can offer new perspectives on d...

  16. Canadian accelerator breeder system development

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    A shortage of fissile material at a reasonable price is expected to occur in the early part of the twenty-first century. Converting fertile material to fissile material by electronuclar methods is an option that can extend th world's resources of fissionable material, supplying fuel for nuclear power stations. This paper presents the rationale for electronuclear breeders and describes the Canadian development program for an accelerator breeder facility that could produce 1 Mg of fissile material per year

  17. Information Systems Development Methodolgies in Developing Higher Education

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    Adam Marks

    2012-01-01

    Studies concerned with the status of Information Systems Development Methodologies usage in many developing countries including the factors that influence and motivate their use, current trends, difficulties, and barriers to adoption are lacking, especially within the higher education sector. This paper examines these identified gaps in a developing country, namely the United Arab Emirates. The initial findings reveal that there is limited knowledge and understanding of the concept of ISDM in...

  18. Developing high performance manufacturing systems

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    Karlsson, Anders

    2002-01-01

    The work detailed in this dissertation relates to thedevelopment of high performance manufacturing systems. Theperformance factor aimed for is especially flexibility, butthere is an intention of making the results adaptable to focuson performance factors of the readers or users choice. Thefocus of the presented research is not only to provide meansfor accomplishing manufacturing that can handle changes butalso to accomplish flexibility in another area. The resultsshould be applicable in many ...

  19. Development of ultrahigh pressure helium booster system

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    Operation principle, design principle, fabrication and cautions in operation of ultrahigh pressure He booster system are introduced, and main parts selection method and high pressure seal design of the booster system are discussed. The as-developed system can output 300 MPa helium gas with (3.5 ? 5.0) x 10-7 Pa · m3/s leak rate through manual or automatic pressure boosting and keeping. Main function parameters of the system are accessed and compared with those of three congeneric systems. The result shows that the system was rationally designed with superior performance and safety, and the system would be used to test ICF microsphere filling DT system. (authors)

  20. Development of Architectures for Internet Telerobotics Systems

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    Bambang, Riyanto

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents our experience in developing and implementing Internet telerobotics system. Internet telerobotics system refers to a robot system controlled and monitored remotely through the Internet. A robot manipulator with five degrees of freedom, called Mentor, is employed. Client-server architecture is chosen as a platform for our Internet telerobotics system. Three generations of telerobotics systems have evolved in this research. The first generation was based on...

  1. An Educational System Development Game

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    Stikbakke,Jørgen; Molnes,Eirik

    2008-01-01

    Educational computer games have been around for a long time. However, the work that is being done on educational computer games is mainly focused on an elementary school level. We feel that it is high time that educational computer games took the step into universities. To test the potential of using such games at a university level, we decided to develop our own game. In order to find out more about the important aspects of educational game design, we explored the research done within the fi...

  2. Development of Residential SOFC Cogeneration System

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    Since 2001 Kyocera has been developing 1kW class Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) for power generation system. We have developed a cell, stack, module and system. Since 2004, Kyocera and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. have been developed SOFC residential co-generation system. From 2007, we took part in the 'Demonstrative Research on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells' Project conducted by New Energy Foundation (NEF). Total 57 units of 0.7kW class SOFC cogeneration systems had been installed at residential houses. In spite of residential small power demand, the actual electric efficiency was about 40%(netAC,LHV), and high CO2 reduction performance was achieved by these systems. Hereafter, new joint development, Osaka Gas, Toyota Motors, Kyocera and Aisin Seiki, aims early commercialization of residential SOFC CHP system.

  3. Testing Infrastructure for Operating System Kernel Development

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    Walter, Maxwell; Karlsson, Sven

    2014-01-01

    Testing is an important part of system development, and to test effectively we require knowledge of the internal state of the system under test. Testing an operating system kernel is a challenge as it is the operating system that typically provides access to this internal state information. Multi-core kernels pose an even greater challenge due to concurrency and their shared kernel state. In this paper, we present a testing framework that addresses these challenges by running the operating system in a virtual machine, and using virtual machine introspection to both communicate with the kernel and obtain information about the system. We have also developed an in-kernel testing API that we can use to develop a suite of unit tests in the kernel. We are using our framework for for the development of our own multi-core research kernel.

  4. Doing learning : engineers in systems development

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    Mathiasen, John Bang; Koch, Christian

    Purpose: To investigate how learning occurs in a systems development project, using a company developing wind turbine control systems in collaboration with customers as case. Design/methodology/approach: Dewey’s approach to learning is used, emphasising reciprocity between the individual’s experience and the sociotechnical practice. The framework involves the concepts of sociotechnical practice, anchoring of indeterminate situation, and strip of doings towards determinate situation. An ethnographic study was made of four cases of systems development. Findings: An extreme case reveals initiated learning processes and that the interchanges between materiality and systems developers block the learning processes due to a customer with imprecise demands and unclear system specifications. In the four cases discussed, learning does occur however. Research limitations/implications: A qualitative study focusing on individual systems developers gives limited insight into whether the learning processes found would occur in other systems development processes. Practical implications: Managers should ensure that constitutive means, such as specifications, are available, and that they are sufficiently obdurate. Too ductile means, such as customers with unclear demands, can block learning processes. Systems developers with different experience also enable learning processes. Converging anchoring of the indeterminate situation being handled enables collective learning. Focusing on this, systems development companies can safeguard their learning and product embedded knowledge when engaging in interorganisational collaboration handling the risk of giving knowledge away. Originality/value: The specific contribution involves Dewey’s approach to learning with focus on micro-processes of the individual systems developer’s learning, adding the possibility for collective learning.

  5. Developing Sustainable Life Support System Concepts

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    Thomas, Evan A.

    2010-01-01

    Sustainable spacecraft life support concepts may allow the development of more reliable technologies for long duration space missions. Currently, life support technologies at different levels of development are not well evaluated against each other, and evaluation methods do not account for long term reliability and sustainability of the hardware. This paper presents point-of-departure sustainability evaluation criteria for life support systems, that may allow more robust technology development, testing and comparison. An example sustainable water recovery system concept is presented.

  6. The Online Faculty Development and Assessment System

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    Luis M. Villar; Olga M. Alegre

    2007-01-01

    This article evaluates the role of the Online Faculty Development and Assessment System (OFDAS), created at universities in the Canary Islands, Spain, in staff development. The evaluation indicates that the system helped staff in learning to teach curriculum and teaching capacities. The tasks, online resources and opportunities for discussions provided within the learning environment created for the system helped shape their attitudes towards learning curriculum and teaching capacities and en...

  7. Autonomous Systems Developments and Trends

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    Kyamaky, Kyandoghere; Kacprzyk, Janusz

    2012-01-01

    The Workshops on Autonomous Systems emanated from a gathering with the doctoral students of just three chairs at Fernuniversität in Hagen, which we organise twice per year for a number of years now. Their purpose is to discuss on-going research and to create a community spirit. Furthermore, they serve as a means of structuring the students' research processes. The workshop has grown and matured in several respects. The doctoral students presenting their work do not come from a single university anymore, but from three. Besides them and their supervisors, also other scientists became interested in the event and contribute to its programme. Following the model of Advanced Study Institutes, they are available on the premises for relaxed, informal discussions outside the formal sessions. Finally, with the co-sponsorship of Gesellschaft für Informatik, the German Computer Society, and this surprisingly comprehensive volume of contributions published by Springer-Verlag the workshop turned into a visible scientifi...

  8. Developing DB system of piping reliability

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    Developing DB system of piping reliability including the population data and service history of damaged piping for pilot power plant. Total weld counts of shop welds, field welds and welds for measuring instruments for 14 systems of Kori unit 3. Total weld counts of shop welds, field welds and welds for measuring instruments for 12 systems of Wolsung unit 2

  9. Development of a CAMAC distributed control system

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    A model distributed control system (DCS) based on CAMAC front computers has been developed. It simulates actual control of accelerator's equipment. The author describes the hardware configuration, the software structure, the system database and data management. Most of the applications has been completed and the system is put into operation normally

  10. Development of the Digital Reactor Safety System

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    Objectives of Project - Development of Digital Safety Grade PLC and Licensing - Development of Safety System(RPS) and Licensing - Development of Safety System(ESF-CCS) and Licensing Content and Result of Project - POSAFE-Q PLC : Development of PLC platform for Shin-UCN unit 1 and 2 ·Development Scope : Processor module, Power module, 3 kinds of Communication module, Bus extension module(Master and Slave), 16 kinds of Input and Output module ·PLC application software development tool(pSET) - IDiPS RPS and IDiPS ESF-CCS : Development of PPS for Sin-UCN 1 and 2 ·Development Scope - 4-channels RPS with the KNICS inherent architecture - A part of 1-channels ESF-CCS with the KNICS inherent architecture - Licensing ·optical Report Submitted and Expected to finish the licensing process until Aug. 2008

  11. Safeguards -Safeguards system development support-

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    This project mainly focused to technically support national safeguards inspection which is scheduled in the beginning of 1997. It includes non-destructive assay of nuclear fuels, analysis on inspection and environmental samples, remote monitoring of nuclear activities and its analysis, survey on remote sensing of satellite for safeguards application. Non-destructive assay of nuclear fuels dealt with development on verification of spent fuels with emphasis to fabrication of inspection tools with surveillance and gamma measurement on CANDU spent fuels. For sample analysis, study was carried out on process inspection sample analysis method. In addition to this, ultra low background laboratory was set up to execute environmental and swipe samples and sample treatment techniques including water, soil, plant, et al. were researched. Tritiums which were sampled around power plants were analysed. With cooperation of Satellite Technology Research Center of KAIST, use of civilian satellite imagery was surveyed. To train facility operators for safeguards, various technology on non-destructive assay was lectured to personnel of Korea Electric Power Corporation. And to enhance out capabilities, non-destructive assay training was done at Los Alamos National Lab. of U.S. through the agreement of MOST and DOE agreement, and information on DA technology was exchanged at Nuclear Material Control Center of Japan. (author). 22 tabs., 52 figs., 53 refs

  12. A Software Development Platform for Mechatronic Systems

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    Guan, Wei

    2012-01-01

    Software has become increasingly determinative for development of mechatronic systems, which underscores the importance of demands for shortened time-to-market, increased productivity, higher quality, and improved dependability. As the complexity of systems is dramatically increasing, these demands present a challenge to the practitioners who adopt conventional software development approach. An effective approach towards industrial production of software for mechatronic systems is needed. This approach requires a disciplined engineering process that encompasses model-driven engineering and component-based software engineering, whereby we enable incremental software development using component models to address the essential design issues of real-time embedded systems. To this end, this dissertation presents a software development platform that provides an incremental model-driven development process based on a component-based modeling framework and a number of component-based analysis methods. The framework offers modeling languages for specifying the system, functional components, runtime environment, and platform. Furthermore, the defined compositional and relational rules of these component models enable rigorous construction of systems. The incremental development process separates the development activities into prefabrication of reusable components, conguration and generation of applications using validated components, and elimination of design errors using model-based analysis and verfication methods. Especially, the latter methods employ appropriate techniques and tools for dierent aspects of design issues. Finally, the tool-chain supporting these technology is evaluated comparatively to validate the proposed methods and identify the advantages and disadvantages of the technologies developed in this work.

  13. System model development for nuclear thermal propulsion

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    A critical enabling technology in the evolutionary development of nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) is the ability to predict the system performance under a variety of operating conditions. Since October 1991, US (DOE), (DOD) and NASA have initiated critical technology development efforts for NTP systems to be used on Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) missions to the Moon and Mars. This paper presents the strategy and progress of an interagency NASA/DOE/DOD team for NTP system modeling. It is the intent of the interagency team to develop several levels of computer programs to simulate various NTP systems. An interagency team was formed for this task to use the best capabilities available and to assure appropriate peer review. The vision and strategy of the interagency team for developing NTP system models will be discussed in this paper. A review of the progress on the Level 1 interagency model is also presented

  14. SNAP reactor reflector control systems development

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    The Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power (SNAP) reactor reflector control systems have been reviewed for near-term use of the reflector control technology developed during the SNAP space reactor program. The launch and operating environment for which the SNAP reflector control systems were designed is discussed. System design and operation for each of the SNAP reactor control systems are discussed. Major component design and development work, as well as the reactor system and individual component testing are summarized. The reactor control system technology is directly applicable to SNAP-DYN, the latest uranium-zirconium hydride space reactor design. This control system technology is truly state of the art for use in future military and civilian space power programs

  15. System theoretic approach to sustainable development problems

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    Batanovi? Vladan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper shows that the concepts and methodology contained in the system theory and operations research are suitable for application in the planning and control of the sustainable development. The sustainable development problems can be represented using the state space concepts, such as the transition of system, from the given initial state to the final state. It is shown that sustainable development represents a specific control problem. The peculiarity of the sustainable development is that the target is to keep the system in the prescribed feasible region of the state space. The analysis of planning and control problems of sustainable development has also shown that methods developed in the operations research area, such as multicriteria optimization, dynamic processes simulation, non-conventional treatment of uncertainty etc. are adequate, exact base, suitable for resolution of these problems.

  16. Recent Developments on Chaos in Mechanical Systems

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    Mohammad Sajid

    2013-01-01

    Recent advancements in complexity of mechanical systems have led to the application of chaos theory. In this paper, some recent developments on chaos in mechanical systems are explored. The aim is to bring together researchers from various interests of mechanical systems, exposing them to chaos theory. This exposure gives researchers from the discipline of mechanical systems to find opportunity of cross disciplinary research, which may ultimately lead to novel solutions and understanding of m...

  17. Development and Application of Earth System Models

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    Prinn, Ronald G.

    2011-01-01

    The global environment is a complex and dynamic system. Earth system modeling is needed to help understand changes in interacting subsystems, elucidate the influence of human activities, and explore possible future changes. Integrated assessment of environment and human development is arguably the most difficult and most important “systems” problem faced. To illustrate this approach, we present results from the integrated global system model (IGSM), which consists of coupled submodels add...

  18. AGT 100 automotive gas turbine system development

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    Helms, H. E. G.

    1982-01-01

    General Motors is developing an automotive gas turbine system that can be an alternate powerplant for future automobiles. Work sponsored by DOE and administered by NASA Lewis Research Center is emphasizing small component aerodynamics and high-temperature structural ceramics. Reliability requirements of the AGT 100 turbine system include chemical and structural ceramic component stability in the gas turbine environment. The power train system, its configuration and schedule are presented, and its performance tested. The aerodynamic component development is reviewed with discussions on the compressor, turbine, regenerator, interturbine duct and scroll, and combustor. Ceramic component development is also reviewed, and production cost and required capital investment are taken into consideration.

  19. Development of environment radiation database management system

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    In this development, we constructed a database for efficient data processing and operating of radiation-environment related data. Se developed the source documents retrieval system and the current status printing system that supports a radiation environment dta collection, pre-processing and analysis. And, we designed and implemented the user interfaces and DB access routines based on WWW service policies on KINS Intranet. It is expected that the developed system, which organizes the information related to environmental radiation data systematically can be utilize for the accurate interpretation, analysis and evaluation

  20. Human iPSC-based cardiac microphysiological system for drug screening applications.

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    Mathur, Anurag; Loskill, Peter; Shao, Kaifeng; Huebsch, Nathaniel; Hong, SoonGweon; Marcus, Sivan G; Marks, Natalie; Mandegar, Mohammad; Conklin, Bruce R; Lee, Luke P; Healy, Kevin E

    2015-01-01

    Drug discovery and development are hampered by high failure rates attributed to the reliance on non-human animal models employed during safety and efficacy testing. A fundamental problem in this inefficient process is that non-human animal models cannot adequately represent human biology. Thus, there is an urgent need for high-content in vitro systems that can better predict drug-induced toxicity. Systems that predict cardiotoxicity are of uppermost significance, as approximately one third of safety-based pharmaceutical withdrawals are due to cardiotoxicty. Here, we present a cardiac microphysiological system (MPS) with the attributes required for an ideal in vitro system to predict cardiotoxicity: i) cells with a human genetic background; ii) physiologically relevant tissue structure (e.g. aligned cells); iii) computationally predictable perfusion mimicking human vasculature; and, iv) multiple modes of analysis (e.g. biological, electrophysiological, and physiological). Our MPS is able to keep human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiac tissue viable and functional over multiple weeks. Pharmacological studies using the cardiac MPS show half maximal inhibitory/effective concentration values (IC??/EC??) that are more consistent with the data on tissue scale references compared to cellular scale studies. We anticipate the widespread adoption of MPSs for drug screening and disease modeling. PMID:25748532

  1. Human iPSC-based Cardiac Microphysiological System For Drug Screening Applications

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    Mathur, Anurag; Loskill, Peter; Shao, Kaifeng; Huebsch, Nathaniel; Hong, SoonGweon; Marcus, Sivan G.; Marks, Natalie; Mandegar, Mohammad; Conklin, Bruce R.; Lee, Luke P.; Healy, Kevin E.

    2015-01-01

    Drug discovery and development are hampered by high failure rates attributed to the reliance on non-human animal models employed during safety and efficacy testing. A fundamental problem in this inefficient process is that non-human animal models cannot adequately represent human biology. Thus, there is an urgent need for high-content in vitro systems that can better predict drug-induced toxicity. Systems that predict cardiotoxicity are of uppermost significance, as approximately one third of safety-based pharmaceutical withdrawals are due to cardiotoxicty. Here, we present a cardiac microphysiological system (MPS) with the attributes required for an ideal in vitro system to predict cardiotoxicity: i) cells with a human genetic background; ii) physiologically relevant tissue structure (e.g. aligned cells); iii) computationally predictable perfusion mimicking human vasculature; and, iv) multiple modes of analysis (e.g. biological, electrophysiological, and physiological). Our MPS is able to keep human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiac tissue viable and functional over multiple weeks. Pharmacological studies using the cardiac MPS show half maximal inhibitory/effective concentration values (IC50/EC50) that are more consistent with the data on tissue scale references compared to cellular scale studies. We anticipate the widespread adoption of MPSs for drug screening and disease modeling. PMID:25748532

  2. Development of an autonomous power system testbed

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    A power system testbed has been assembled to advance the development of large autonomous electrical power systems required for the space station, spacecraft, and aircraft. The power system for this effort was designed to simulate single- or dual-bus autonomous power systems, or autonomous systems that reconfigure from a single bus to a dual bus following a severe fault. The approach taken was to provide a flexible power system design with two computer systems for control and management. One computer operates as the control system and performs basic control functions, data and command processing, charge control, and provides status to the second computer. The second computer contains expert system software for mission planning, load management, fault identification and recovery, and sends load and configuration commands to the control system

  3. Automated Operations Development for Advanced Exploration Systems

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    Haddock, Angie T.; Stetson, Howard

    2012-01-01

    Automated space operations command and control software development and its implementation must be an integral part of the vehicle design effort. The software design must encompass autonomous fault detection, isolation, recovery capabilities and also provide "single button" intelligent functions for the crew. Development, operations and safety approval experience with the Timeliner system onboard the International Space Station (ISS), which provided autonomous monitoring with response and single command functionality of payload systems, can be built upon for future automated operations as the ISS Payload effort was the first and only autonomous command and control system to be in continuous execution (6 years), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week within a crewed spacecraft environment. Utilizing proven capabilities from the ISS Higher Active Logic (HAL) System, along with the execution component design from within the HAL 9000 Space Operating System, this design paper will detail the initial HAL System software architecture and interfaces as applied to NASA's Habitat Demonstration Unit (HDU) in support of the Advanced Exploration Systems, Autonomous Mission Operations project. The development and implementation of integrated simulators within this development effort will also be detailed and is the first step in verifying the HAL 9000 Integrated Test-Bed Component [2] designs effectiveness. This design paper will conclude with a summary of the current development status and future development goals as it pertains to automated command and control for the HDU.

  4. Development of the stock exchange information system

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    Miladinovi? Radojko

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The stock exchange represents the key institution for the development of capital market of any country. Thus the information system of every stock exchange must satisfy very strict international standards. The development of these systems is particularly difficult in countries in transition, due to intense economic and legal changes, lack of technical and financial resources, lack of experience and knowledge in the area of the capital market business, etc. Therefore the special software project management methodology for their realization must be clearly defined. In the development process of the Belgrade Stock Exchange (BSE information system a new software project management methodology for its realization has been defined, the application of which is illustrated through a series of different development stages of the Belgrade Stock Exchange information system. In order to make all the problems more comprehensive, only the continuous trading method is described, being the most frequently used trading method in the world.

  5. Development of a simplified piping support system

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    This paper presents the results of experimental and analytical studies for developing a simplified piping support system (SPSS) for nuclear power piping in place of snubbers. The basic concept of the SPSS is a passive seismic support system consisting of limit stops. Large gaps are provided to allow for free thermal expansion during normal plant operation while preventing excessive displacement during a seismic event. The results are part of a research and development program sponsored by EPRI. (orig./HP)

  6. Development of the stock exchange information system

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    Miladinovi? Radojko

    2006-01-01

    The stock exchange represents the key institution for the development of capital market of any country. Thus the information system of every stock exchange must satisfy very strict international standards. The development of these systems is particularly difficult in countries in transition, due to intense economic and legal changes, lack of technical and financial resources, lack of experience and knowledge in the area of the capital market business, etc. Therefore the special software proje...

  7. Motor Development International: Compressed Air Technology Systems

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    How does a car that boasts "zero pollution" and even "cleans the air it uses" work? This website provides information on the air compression cars developed by Motor Development International. Aside from the general overview of the mechanics of air compression, the FAQ section provides additional information on the air tanks, filter system, body frame, electric system and MDI's business model. A key target for this website seems to be potential buyers and investors.

  8. Development of criticality safety evaluation system

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    In 1980's, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute developed a code system for criticality safety evaluation, JACS. It includes multi-group cross section library, MGCL, and Monte Carlo code, KENO-IV. To utilize a state of the art method of current criticality safety evaluation such as continuous energy Monte Carlo code, and to support evaluation activity by modern information technology, a plan for new development of criticality calculation code system will be launched soon. (author)

  9. A sustainable system development method with applications

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    Wiryana, I. Made

    2009-01-01

    Sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of present generation while not compromising the ability of future generations to also meet their needs. There are 2 cases of sustainability. Case-1 is due to the discrepancy of environment and Case-2 is due to the change of environment. User, usage context and cultural aspects play important roles in the sustainability of system. Different groups of user response differently to the same system. Understanding the cultural consequen...

  10. Hydrogen storage and delivery system development: Fabrication

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    Handrock, J.L.; Malinowski, M.E.; Wally, K. [Sandia National Lab., Livermore, CA (United States)

    1996-10-01

    Hydrogen storage and delivery is an important element in effective hydrogen utilization for energy applications and is an important part of the FY1994-1998 Hydrogen Program Implementation Plan. This project is part of the Field Work Proposal entitled Hydrogen Utilization in Internal Combustion Engines (ICE). The goal of the Hydrogen Storage and Delivery System Development Project is to expand the state-of-the-art of hydrogen storage and delivery system design and development. At the foundation of this activity is the development of both analytical and experimental evaluation platforms. These tools provide the basis for an integrated approach for coupling hydrogen storage and delivery technology to the operating characteristics of potential hydrogen energy use applications. Analytical models have been developed for internal combustion engine (ICE) hybrid and fuel cell driven vehicles. The dependence of hydride storage system weight and energy use efficiency on engine brake efficiency and exhaust temperature for ICE hybrid vehicle applications is examined. Results show that while storage system weight decreases with increasing engine brake efficiency energy use efficiency remains relatively unchanged. The development, capability, and use of a newly developed fuel cell vehicle hydride storage system model will also be discussed. As an example of model use power distribution and control for a simulated driving cycle is presented. An experimental test facility, the Hydride Bed Testing Laboratory (HBTL) has been designed and fabricated. The development of this facility and its use in storage system development will be reviewed. These two capabilities (analytical and experimental) form the basis of an integrated approach to storage system design and development. The initial focus of these activities has been on hydride utilization for vehicular applications.

  11. Development of Architectures for Internet Telerobotics Systems

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    Bambang, Riyanto

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents our experience in developing and implementing Internet telerobotics system. Internet telerobotics system refers to a robot system controlled and monitored remotely through the Internet. A robot manipulator with five degrees of freedom, called Mentor, is employed. Client-server architecture is chosen as a platform for our Internet telerobotics system. Three generations of telerobotics systems have evolved in this research. The first generation was based on CGI and two tiered architecture, where a client presents a Graphical User Interface to the user, and utilizes the user's data entry and actions to perform requests to robot server running on a different machine. The second generation was developed using Java. We also employ Java 3D for creating and manipulating 3D geometry of manipulator links and for constructing the structures used in rendering that geometry, resulting in 3D robot movement simulation presented to the users(clients) through their web browser. Recent development in our In...

  12. System analysis: Developing tools for the future

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    De Jong, K.; clever, J.; Draper, J.V.; Davies, B.; Lonks, A.

    1996-02-01

    This report introduces and evaluates system analysis tools that were developed, or are under development, for the Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP). Additionally, it discusses system analysis work completed using these tools aimed at completing a system analysis of the retrieval of waste from underground storage tanks on the Hanford Reservation near Richland, Washington. The tools developed and evaluated include a mixture of commercially available tools adapted to RTDP requirements, and some tools developed in house. The tools that are included in this report include: a Process Diagramming Tool, a Cost Modeling Tool, an Amortization Modeling Tool, a graphical simulation linked to the Cost Modeling Tool, a decision assistance tool, and a system thinking tool. Additionally, the importance of performance testing to the RTDP and the results of such testing executed is discussed. Further, the results of the Tank Waste Retrieval (TWR) System Diagram, the TWR Operations Cost Model, and the TWR Amortization Model are presented, and the implication of the results are discussed. Finally, the RTDP system analysis tools are assessed and some recommendations are made regarding continuing development of the tools and process.

  13. INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (IRIS)

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    The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Industrial Research and Development Information System (IRIS) links an online interface to a historical database with more than 2,500 statistical tables containing all industrial research and development (R&D) data published by NSF since 19...

  14. Agrarian Structure and Endogenous Financial System Development

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    Vollrath, Dietrich

    2008-01-01

    The development of the financial system is shown, both historically and in contemporary data, to be adversely affected by inequality in the distribution of land. To accommodate these empirical findings, a theory is developed that highlights the incentives of landowners to oppose competition in the financial sector. The theory provides an explanation for the co-incident development of the financial sector and overall economy.

  15. Work Values System Development during Adolescence

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    Porfeli, Erik J.

    2007-01-01

    Work values stability, change, and development can be appreciably reduced to a living system model [Ford, D. H. (1994). "Humans as self-constructing living systems: A developmental perspective on behavior and personality" (2nd ed.). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates]. This theoretical model includes discrepancy-reducing and…

  16. Developing a Mobile Distance Learning System

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    Rogov, Petr; Borisov, Nikolay

    2007-01-01

    This article considers the basic problems of client-server electronic learning systems based on mobile platforms. Such questions as relational learning course model and student’s transitions prediction through the learning course items are considered. Besides, technical questions of electronic learning system “E-Learning Suite” realization and questions of developing portable applications using .NET Framework are discussed.

  17. Development of compact klystron drive system

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    Many high-power klystrons of KEK Linac are driven by the sub-booster klystron. Seven klystrons of 59 are driven wish the semiconductor amplifier. We introduce the low cost drive system that uses the semiconductor amplifier. We introduce the development of a new excitation system that uses IQ modulator. (author)

  18. Epigenetic Systems View of Human Development.

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    Gottlieb, Gilbert

    1991-01-01

    Discusses the history of the hierarchical epigenetic systems view as applied to human development and offers examples of its implementation. Notes the agreement by many authors that the multilevel systems view is the right model for developmental psychology in both human and animal studies. (BC)

  19. The Development of Computer Music Programming Systems

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    Lazzarini, Victor

    2013-01-01

    This article traces the history and evolution of Music Programming, from the early off-line synthesis programs of the MUSIC N family to modern realtime interactive systems. It explores the main design characteristics of these systems and their impact on Computer Music. In chronological fashion, the article will examine, with code examples, the development of the early systems into the most common modern languages currently in use. In particular, we will focus on Csound, highlighting its main ...

  20. DEVELOPMENT OF INTELLIGENT SECURITY AND AUTOMATION SYSTEM

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    Diwakar Saxena, Puneet Bisen

    2012-01-01

    Intelligent security and Automation system is a device that intends to solve the security issues and also provides automation facilities. the two aspects of security and automation are distinguished by a selector switch. the goal is to develop an intelligent security & automation system that gives the user complete security and automation services. this system can work in two modes as indoor mode and outdoor mode. in outdoor mode it provides complete security of the user place and in indoor m...

  1. development of new dosimetry system using alanine

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    The application of nuclear technology in several industrial fields (food, pharmaceutical, biological,), including sterilization of para-pharmaceutical use and conservation of food irradiation, is becoming more widespread during the last decade. Alongside the development of ionization techniques, the development of dosimetry systems for simple routine use is necessary. The aim of this master project is to develop a new dosimetry system for secondary high-performance control radiation doses applied to different matrices, using the spectrophotometric technique as an alternative of the electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (ESR).

  2. Development of cask and transportation system

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    The major goal of this project is to establish the safe transport system and obtain the necessary data for cask development by during research work for the design and safety test of shipping cask. The analysis technique using computer code for design has been studied in the field of structure, thermal and shielding analysis in this study. And also the test and measurement technology was developed for the measuring system of drop and fire test. It is expected that research activity ensured in this job will enable us to ultilize the basic data for the cask development. (Author)

  3. Development of the simulation monitoring system

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    Large-scale simulation technique is studied at the Center for Promotion of Computational Science and Engineering for the computational science research in nuclear fields. Visualization and animation processing techniques are developed for efficient understanding of simulation results. The development of the simulation monitoring system, which is used for real-time visualization of ongoing simulations or for successive visualization of calculated results, is described in this report. The standard visualization tool AVS5 or AVS/EXPRESS is used for the simulation monitoring system, and thus, this system can be utilized in various computer environments. (author)

  4. Development of the simulation monitoring system

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    Kato, Katsumi [Research Organization for Information Science and Technology, Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan); Watanabe, Tadashi; Kume, Etsuo [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment

    2001-01-01

    Large-scale simulation technique is studied at the Center for Promotion of Computational Science and Engineering for the computational science research in nuclear fields. Visualization and animation processing techniques are developed for efficient understanding of simulation results. The development of the simulation monitoring system, which is used for real-time visualization of ongoing simulations or for successive visualization of calculated results, is described in this report. The standard visualization tool AVS5 or AVS/EXPRESS is used for the simulation monitoring system, and thus, this system can be utilized in various computer environments. (author)

  5. The HS6000/20 development system

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    In the actual control system of MEA, NIKHEF-K three color displays are in use for graphical representation of the accelerator status information. At the moment the quality of the color displays is bad. The HS6000 development system of the English company Syntel seems to offer a possible solution to replace these displays. In the development system software is developed which finally may run on a target module. The target module, consisting of a processor card with memory and RS232 port and a graphical card, takes care for the control of a color display. The institute has disposed of an experimental set up during two weeks in order to investigate the possibilities and limitations of the development system. The HS6000 development system runs under the OS-9 multi-user and multi-tasking operating system. The operating system takes care for a part of the necessary software to render a computer valuable. The OS-9 operating system disposes of about 60 utility commands. A feature of OS-9 is the application of modular software technique which are based upon memory modules. The interface between the user and the internal functions of the operating system is formed from the shell, the OS-9 command-interpreter code. The software, which has to run on the target module, is written with the help of the Mmacs screen editor, the draw program and the medit editor. The draw program and the medit editor form part of the EGOS ( Enhanced Graphical Output Software) packet. The EGOS packet is a multi-tasking graphical interface for the OS-9 operating system. (author). 1 fig

  6. The development of air cooled condensation systems

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    EGI - Contracting/Engineering has had experience with the development of air cooled condensing systems since the 1950's. There are two accepted types of dry cooling systems,the direct and the indirect ones. Due to the fact that the indirect system has several advantages over the direct one, EGI's purpose was to develop an economic, reliable and efficient type of indirect cooling system, both for industrial and power station applications. Apart from system development, the main components of dry cooling plant have been developed as well. These are: the water-to-air heat exchangers; the direct contact (DC, or jet) condenser; the cooling water circulating pumps and recovery turbines; and the peak cooling/preheating units. As a result of this broad development work which was connected with intensive market activity, EGI has supplied about 50% of the dry cooling plants employed for large power stations all over the world. This means that today the cumulated capacity of power units using Heller type dry cooling systems supplied and contracted by EGI is over 6000 MW

  7. Development of an automatic pipeline scanning system

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    Pressure pipe inspection in nuclear power plants is one of the mandatory regulation items. Comparing to manual ultrasonic inspection, automatic inspection has the benefits of more accurate and reliable inspection results and reduction of radiation disposal. final object of this project is to develop an automatic pipeline inspection system of pressure pipe welds in nuclear power plants. We developed a pipeline scanning robot with four magnetic wheels and 2-axis manipulator for controlling ultrasonic transducers, and developed the robot control computer which controls the robot to navigate along inspection path exactly. We expect our system can contribute to reduction of inspection time, performance enhancement, and effective management of inspection results. The system developed by this project can be practically used for inspection works after field tests. (author)

  8. Development of pellet injection systems for ITER

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been developing innovative pellet injection systems for plasma fueling experiments on magnetic fusion confinement devices for about 20 years. Recently, the ORNL development has focused on meeting the complex fueling needs of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). In this paper, we describe the ongoing research and development activities that will lead to a ITER prototype pellet injector test stand. The present effort addresses three main areas: (1) an improved pellet feed and delivery system for centrifuge injectors, (2) a long-pulse (up to steady-state) hydrogen extruder system, and (3) tritium extruder technology. The final prototype system must be fully tritium compatible and will be used to demonstrate the operating parameters and the reliability required for the ITER fueling application

  9. The engineering of microprocessor systems guidelines on system development

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    The Engineering of Microprocessor Systems: Guidelines on System Development provides economical and technical guidance for use when incorporating microprocessors in products or production processes and assesses the alternatives that are available. This volume is part of Project 0251 undertaken by The Electrical Research Association, which aims to give managers and development engineers advice and comment on the development process and the hardware and software needed to support the engineering of microprocessor systems. The results of Phase 1 of the five-phase project are contained in this fir

  10. Proximity sensor system development. CRADA final report

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    Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation (LMERC) and Merritt Systems, Inc. (MSI) entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for the development and demonstration of a compact, modular proximity sensing system suitable for application to a wide class of manipulator systems operated in support of environmental restoration and waste management activities. In teleoperated modes, proximity sensing provides the manipulator operator continuous information regarding the proximity of the manipulator to objects in the workspace. In teleoperated and robotic modes, proximity sensing provides added safety through the implementation of active whole arm collision avoidance capabilities. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), managed by LMERC for the United States Department of Energy (DOE), has developed an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design for the electronics required to support a modular whole arm proximity sensing system based on the use of capacitive sensors developed at Sandia National Laboratories. The use of ASIC technology greatly reduces the size of the electronics required to support the selected sensor types allowing deployment of many small sensor nodes over a large area of the manipulator surface to provide maximum sensor coverage. The ASIC design also provides a communication interface to support sensor commands from and sensor data transmission to a distributed processing system which allows modular implementation and operation of the sensor system. MSI is a commercial small business specializing in proximity sensing systems based upon infrared and acoustic sensors

  11. Clinical Analysis about Diagnosis and Treatment of 86 Hand Paresthesia Cases Using MPS Theory and Pharmacopuncture Therapy

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives : Hand paresthesia is common syndrome and the cause is more unknown than known reason. The Purpose of this study were investigated the effects of Myofacial Pain Syndrome theory to make diagnosis and treatment by Pharmacopuncture for the patients of hand paresthesia. Method : This study was carried out to established the clinical criteria of hand parethesia. The patients who had past history of diabeics, neuropathy induced by alcohol or drug were excluded, and 86 patients who had hand paresthesia related with unknown-reason was selected by the interview process. And the effects of Pharmacopuncture theory were analyzed using VAS score before and after treatment. Results and conclusions : 56.9% of unknown-reason patients are positive at diagnosis by MPS theory. While positive group decrease from 62.81±14.27 to 25.28±15.97, negative group decrease from 55.88±10.92 to 48.28±14.01 by VAS scores. Positive group was accordingly more effective than negative group. So diagnosis and treatment for hand numbness patients by MPS theory was useful in clinical.

  12. Development of a change management system

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    Parks, Cathy Bonifas

    1993-01-01

    The complexity and interdependence of software on a computer system can create a situation where a solution to one problem causes failures in dependent software. In the computer industry, software problems arise and are often solved with 'quick and dirty' solutions. But in implementing these solutions, documentation about the solution or user notification of changes is often overlooked, and new problems are frequently introduced because of insufficient review or testing. These problems increase when numerous heterogeneous systems are involved. Because of this situation, a change management system plays an integral part in the maintenance of any multisystem computing environment. At the NASA Ames Advanced Computational Facility (ACF), the Online Change Management System (OCMS) was designed and developed to manage the changes being applied to its multivendor computing environment. This paper documents the research, design, and modifications that went into the development of this change management system (CMS).

  13. ???????????? Evolutional Development of Library Information Systems

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    Hong-Chu Huang

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available ???????????????????????????????,?????????,???????????????????????????,????????????????????????????????Google??????????????????????????,?????????,?????????????,????4?14??????,?????????????,?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????12?????????????Library information systems are an essential tool for libraries to acquire and organize information resources to deliver services to users. With advancement of information technologies, library information systems have also evolved from card catalogue into diverse ones, such as integrated library system, elec- tronic resource management system, Amazon.com and Google Books. This article aims to review the historical development of library information systems as a basis to explore the future landscape of library information systems. Case study is adopted as research methodology to analyze fourteen library informa- tion systems. Furthermore, research findings and discussions are organized in the following points: type, granularity, boundary, organization and aggrega- tion of object, and representation of information resources, as well as software implementation, social OPAC, software design, operation model, and access.

  14. Hydrogen storage and delivery system development

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    Handrock, J.L.; Wally, K.; Raber, T.N. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

    1995-09-01

    Hydrogen storage and delivery is an important element in effective hydrogen utilization for energy applications and is an important part of the FY1994-1998 Hydrogen Program Implementation Plan. The purpose of this project is to develop a platform for the engineering evaluation of hydrogen storage and delivery systems with an added focus on lightweight hydride utilization. Hybrid vehicles represent the primary application area of interest, with secondary interests including such items as existing vehicles and stationary uses. The near term goal is the demonstration of an internal combustion engine/storage/delivery subsystem. The long term goal is optimization of storage technologies for both vehicular and industrial stationary uses. In this project an integrated approach is being used to couple system operating characteristics to hardware development. A model has been developed which integrates engine and storage material characteristics into the design of hydride storage and delivery systems. By specifying engine operating parameters, as well as a variety of storage/delivery design features, hydride bed sizing calculations are completed. The model allows engineering trade-off studies to be completed on various hydride material/delivery system configurations. A more generalized model is also being developed to allow the performance characteristics of various hydrogen storage and delivery systems to be compared (liquid, activated carbon, etc.). Many of the features of the hydride storage model are applicable to the development of this more generalized model.

  15. Utility oversight of Cask System Development Program

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    This paper will present the electric utility industry's perspective on the status and scope of the DOE's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management's (DOE/OCRWM) transportation cask systems development activities, including the Cask Systems Development Program (CSDP) Initiative I transportation cask projects. This presentation is particularly timely because the CSDP Independent Management Review Group (IMRG), os which one of the authors is a member, completed an objective assessment of OCRWM's transportation cask system development activities and issued its first report in late August 1992. The perspective on these cask systems development activities that will be presented reflects conclusions based on (1) the industry's review of CSDP Preliminary and Draft Final Design Reports for the Initiative I cask projects, (2) the activities of one of the authors as a member of the IMRG, and (3) the positions that the industry has consistently taken on what it believes to be the appropriate scope and pace of the CSDP and its integration with other OCRWM activities. Background information on the OCRWM transportation cask systems development activities and the relevant industry activities will also be provided

  16. The Guided System Development Framework: Modeling and Verifying Communication Systems

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    Carvalho Quaresma, Jose Nuno; Probst, Christian W.

    2014-01-01

    In a world that increasingly relies on the Internet to function, application developers rely on the implementations of protocols to guarantee the security of data transferred. Whether a chosen protocol gives the required guarantees, and whether the implementation does the same, is usually unclear. The Guided System Development framework contributes to more secure communication systems by aiding the development of such systems. The framework features a simple modelling language, step-wise refinement from models to implementation, interfaces to security verification tools, and code generation from the verified specification. The refinement process carries thus security properties from the model to the implementation. Our approach also supports verification of systems previously developed and deployed. Internally, the reasoning in our framework is based on the Beliefs and Knowledge tool, a verification tool based on belief logics and explicit attacker knowledge.

  17. Development of a shear stress sensor to analyse the influence of polymers on the turbulent wall shear stress

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    The drag reducing effect of polymers in a channel flow is well known and it is assumed that the polymer filaments interfere with the turbulent structures in the very near-wall flow. To analyse their precise effect, a micro-pillar shear stress sensor (MPS3) measurement system is developed which allows the detection of wall shear stress at high spatial and temporal resolutions. Different manufacturing techniques for the required micro-pillars are discussed and their influence on the flow is investigated evidencing the non-intrusive character of the pillars. Subsequently, a complete calibration is presented to relate the recorded deflection to wall shear stress values and to assure the correct detection over the whole expected frequency spectrum. A feasibility study about the ability to visualize the two-dimensional wall shear stress distribution completes the discussion about the validity of MPS3. In the last step, the drag reduction of a polymer filament grafted on a micro-pillar compared to a plain pillar and the application of MPS3 in an ocean-type polymer solution are investigated. The results confirm the expected behaviour found in the literature.

  18. Cryogenic Propellant Feed System Analytical Tool Development

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    Lusby, Brian S.; Miranda, Bruno M.; Collins, Jacob A.

    2011-01-01

    The Propulsion Systems Branch at NASA s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) has developed a parametric analytical tool to address the need to rapidly predict heat leak into propellant distribution lines based on insulation type, installation technique, line supports, penetrations, and instrumentation. The Propellant Feed System Analytical Tool (PFSAT) will also determine the optimum orifice diameter for an optional thermodynamic vent system (TVS) to counteract heat leak into the feed line and ensure temperature constraints at the end of the feed line are met. PFSAT was developed primarily using Fortran 90 code because of its number crunching power and the capability to directly access real fluid property subroutines in the Reference Fluid Thermodynamic and Transport Properties (REFPROP) Database developed by NIST. A Microsoft Excel front end user interface was implemented to provide convenient portability of PFSAT among a wide variety of potential users and its ability to utilize a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) developed in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). The focus of PFSAT is on-orbit reaction control systems and orbital maneuvering systems, but it may be used to predict heat leak into ground-based transfer lines as well. PFSAT is expected to be used for rapid initial design of cryogenic propellant distribution lines and thermodynamic vent systems. Once validated, PFSAT will support concept trades for a variety of cryogenic fluid transfer systems on spacecraft, including planetary landers, transfer vehicles, and propellant depots, as well as surface-based transfer systems. The details of the development of PFSAT, its user interface, and the program structure will be presented.

  19. The SNS Machine Protection System Early Commissioning Results and Future Plans

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    Sibley, Coles; Jones, Alan; Justice, Thomas A; Thompson, Dave H

    2005-01-01

    The Spallation Neutron Source under construction in Oak Ridge TN has commissioned low power beam up to 187 Mev. The number of MPS inputs is about 20% of the final number envisioned. Start-up problems, including noise and false trips, have largely been overcome by replacing copper with fiber and adding filters as required. Initial recovery time from Machine Protection System (MPS) trips was slow due to a hierarchy of latched inputs in the system: at the device level, at the MPS input layer, and at the operator interface level. By reprogramming the MPS FPGA such that all resets were at the input devices, MPS availability improved to acceptable levels. For early commissioning MPS inputs will be limited to beam line devices that will prohibit beam operation. For later operation, the number of MPS inputs will increase both software alarms and less intrusive MPS inputs such as steering magnets are implemented. Two upgrades to SNS are on the horizon: a 3 MW upgrade and a second target station. Although these are yea...

  20. Development of automated blender and dispensing system

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    This paper describes automated blender and dispensing system designed and developed in Nuclear Recycle Board for its reprocessing plant. Obtaining sinterable grade oxide powder from the product solution received in the heavy metal product line involves skilled manpower and time consuming, laborious manual operations. Entire treatment is carried out in a train of closed containments called as glove boxes. In view of this Automated blender and dispensing system has been developed to reduce tedious manual operations. System consists of PLC based control system to drive motorised charging mechanism, a conical ribbon blender which homogenises the product and load cell triggered, indexing dispensing mechanism. Schematic design of the system has been done in-house, while fabrication was outsourced. System has been built, tested and installed at component test facility (CTF) at Tarapur. Actual blending tests were carried out by using dummy material like calcium carbonate and barium carbonate powder, with different sets of parameter. Blended product was chemically analysed for its homogeneity. System has now been put to trial runs by operating staff. This development has circumvented tedious operations of Scooping and increased the throughput. This paper describes challenges in undertaking this developmental work. (author)

  1. Development of industrial variant specification systems

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    Hansen, Benjamin Loer

    2003-01-01

    With globalisation and increased competition industrial companies must be prepared to satisfy individual customer needs and still stay competitive with regards to lead times, quality, and prices. These factors require companies to be better prepared to handle specification activities during order acquisition and order fulfilment, i.e. the creation of drawings, bill-of-materials, routings, product descriptions, quote letters etc. The present thesis is rooted in the assumption that variant specification systems supporting the cross-functional processes of order acquisition and order fulfilment must be developed from a holistic and strategically anchored point of view. Another assumption is that this is a challenge for many industrial companies. Even though the literature presents many considerations on general issues covering new information technology, little work is found on the business perspectives and the challenge of understanding the variant specification tasks and the connections between variant specification, product development, sales, manufacturing, and information technology. The present thesis seeks to meet this challenge with a procedure, concepts and tools. This is done through an extensive answer to the four research tasks of the Ph.D. project: • Define and describe the variant specification system. • Create a procedure for the development of variant specification systems. • Create concepts, methods and tools to support the analysis and determination of the variant specification task. • Identify solution elements and structural variables to be used in the design of variant specification systems. The thesis presents a “top-down” procedure to be used to develop variant specification systems from a strategically anchored and holistic point of view. A methodology and related task variables are presented for analysing and determining the variant specification task. These are grouped in external and internal task variables. Additionally functional characteristics, which can be used for defining performance measures, are defined. Based in the concept of “focus” different levels of tasks are discussed. A list of structural variables and solution components has been created. These are related to four design aspects in the holistic system design covering the aspects of process design, selection of resources (such as hardware, software and humans), the design of information structures, and the design of organisational structures. The elements in the thesis have been created and evaluated through two case studies. Action research has been conducted in combination with the design and implementation of IT based variant specification systems. One of the case companies has successfully implemented highly advanced variant specification systems. In this company, the subject has been given a high strategic priority, and many new developers have been assigned to continue the development of such systems. In conclusion, the thesis presents a valuable platform for researchers and practitioners doing projects related to the development of variant specification systems.

  2. A Systems Engineering Approach to Architecture Development

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    Di Pietro, David A.

    2015-01-01

    Architecture development is often conducted prior to system concept design when there is a need to determine the best-value mix of systems that works collectively in specific scenarios and time frames to accomplish a set of mission area objectives. While multiple architecture frameworks exist, they often require use of unique taxonomies and data structures. In contrast, this paper characterizes architecture development using terminology widely understood within the systems engineering community. Using a notional civil space architecture example, it employs a multi-tier framework to describe the enterprise level architecture and illustrates how results of lower tier, mission area architectures integrate into the enterprise architecture. It also presents practices for conducting effective mission area architecture studies, including establishing the trade space, developing functions and metrics, evaluating the ability of potential design solutions to meet the required functions, and expediting study execution through the use of iterative design cycles.

  3. Hydrogen storage and delivery system development: Analysis

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    Handrock, J.L. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

    1996-10-01

    Hydrogen storage and delivery is an important element in effective hydrogen utilization for energy applications and is an important part of the FY1994-1998 Hydrogen Program Implementation Plan. This project is part of the Field Work Proposal entitled Hydrogen Utilization in Internal Combustion Engines (ICE). The goal of the Hydrogen Storage and Delivery System Development Project is to expand the state-of-the-art of hydrogen storage and delivery system design and development. At the foundation of this activity is the development of both analytical and experimental evaluation platforms. These tools provide the basis for an integrated approach for coupling hydrogen storage and delivery technology to the operating characteristics of potential hydrogen energy use applications. Results of the analytical model development portion of this project will be discussed. Analytical models have been developed for internal combustion engine (ICE) hybrid and fuel cell driven vehicles. The dependence of hydride storage system weight and energy use efficiency on engine brake efficiency and exhaust temperature for ICE hybrid vehicle applications is examined. Results show that while storage system weight decreases with increasing engine brake efficiency energy use efficiency remains relatively unchanged. The development, capability, and use of a recently developed fuel cell vehicle storage system model will also be discussed. As an example of model use, power distribution and control for a simulated driving cycle is presented. Model calibration results of fuel cell fluid inlet and exit temperatures at various fuel cell idle speeds, assumed fuel cell heat capacities, and ambient temperatures are presented. The model predicts general increases in temperature with fuel cell power and differences between inlet and exit temperatures, but under predicts absolute temperature values, especially at higher power levels.

  4. Development of integrated CAD system PV-1

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    An integrated CAD system for pressure vessels, such as heat exchangers, drums, towers, jacketed vessels, and tanks, has been developed. The system is operated by MS-DOS personal computers combined in a LAN. Pressure vessel designers can work watching using the computer display because the system automatically manages design work, on a common data base. The project team members in other sections, such as production, cost control, and design, have the same data concurrently. Personal computers unite the 3D CAD system, and the generated design with detail dimensions and shapes is stored in the 3D CAD system automatically. The system has promoted higher design quality and greatly reduced design cost. (author)

  5. Solar-Electric Dish Stirling System Development

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    Mancini, T.R.

    1997-12-31

    Electrical power generated with the heat from the sun, called solar thermal power, is produced with three types of concentrating solar systems - trough or line-focus systems; power towers in which a centrally-located thermal receiver is illuminated with a large field of sun-tracking heliostats; and dish/engine systems. A special case of the third type of system, a dish/Stirling system, is the subject of this paper. A dish/Stirling system comprises a parabolic dish concentrator, a thermal receiver, and a Stirling engine/generator located at the focus of the dish. Several different dish/Stirling systems have been built and operated during the past 15 years. One system claims the world record for net conversion of solar energy to electric power of 29.4%; and two different company`s systems have accumulated thousands of hours of on-sun operation. Due to de-regulation and intense competition in global energy markets as well as the immaturity of the technology, dish/Stirling systems have not yet found their way into the marketplace. This situation is changing as solar technologies become more mature and manufacturers identify high-value niche markets for their products. In this paper, I review the history of dish/Stirling system development with an emphasis on technical and other issues that directly impact the Stirling engine. I also try to provide some insight to the opportunities and barriers confronting the application of dish/Stirling in power generation markets.

  6. Performance Measurement System: recent systems development and applications

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    Rigney, R. A.

    1979-03-28

    The Performance Measurement System (PMS), a system for managing a given project or program, is described; this system incorporates the value earned for work accomplished approach. Development and application of this system is discussed under the following headings: PMS vs conventional management control systems; PMS implementation on a project/program; PMS data elements (organization, planning and budgeting, accounting, analysis, reports, and performance measurement data elements); recent PMS applications (FFTF, CRBRP, FMEF, and FMIT); and future of PMS. 25 references, 6 figures, 3 tables. (RWR)

  7. Horse-like walking, trotting, and galloping derived from kinematic Motion Primitives (kMPs) and their application to walk/trot transitions in a compliant quadruped robot

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    Moro, Federico L.; Sprowitz, Alexander; Tuleu, Alexandre; Vespignani, Massimo; Tsagarakis, Nikos G.; Ijspeert, Auke J.; Caldwell, Darwin G.

    2013-01-01

    This manuscript proposes a method to directly transfer the features of horse walking, trotting, and galloping to a quadruped robot, with the aim of creating a much more natural (horse-like) locomotion profile. A principal component analysis on horse joint trajectories shows that walk, trot, and gallop can be described by a set of four kinematic Motion Primitives (kMPs). These kMPs are used to generate valid, stable gaits that are tested on a compliant quadruped robot. Tests on the effects of ...

  8. Space Station battery system design and development

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    Haas, R. J.; Chawathe, A. K.; Van Ommering, G.

    1988-01-01

    The Space Station Electric Power System will rely on nickel-hydrogen batteries in its photovoltaic power subsystem for energy storage to support eclipse and contingency operations. These 81-Ah batteries will be designed for a 5-year life capability and are configured as orbital replaceable units (ORUs), permitting replacement of worn-out batteries over the anticipated 30-year Station life. This paper describes the baseline design and the development plans for the battery assemblies, the battery ORUs and the battery system. Key elements reviewed are the cells, mechanical and thermal design of the assembly, the ORU approach and interfaces, and the electrical design of the battery system. The anticipated operational approach is discussed, covering expected performance as well as the processor-controlled charge management and discharge load allocation techniques. Development plans cover verification of materials, cells, assemblies and ORUs, as well as system-level test and analyses.

  9. Asian Financial System: Development and Challenges

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    Park, Cyn-young

    2011-01-01

    Postcrisis policy responses tilted in favor of strengthening the global regulatory system and financial stability have limited the attention paid to the role of finance in supporting sustained economic growth and development. This has special implications for Asia which, despite being the new engine of growth to the world economy, continues to be challenged by the persistent gap between developments in its financial and real sectors. This paper examines how Asia's financial and economic lands...

  10. Some problems in large superconducting system development

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    The experience in developments of large superconducting magnetic systems (SMS) for investigations into controlled fusion, accumulated in the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, is analyzed. The early operating SMS of the immersion and circulation type are described. The specifications of SMS being developed are presented. The advantages of circulation-type devices over the immersion-type ones are demostrated. The prospects for use of SMS on multistrand intermetallic materials are briefly outlined

  11. System development and asset management under restructuring

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    In many developed countries the electricity infrastructure contains ageing assets. Because of the need of a continuing operation and higher load factors on the network, the opportunities for replacement or refurbishment are limited. These must be regarded as an opportunity to review the structure of the system and to consider the design and development required to meet the new requirements, taking advantage of new available technologies: HVDC, FACTS, cables, etc. The symposium examines assets management issues and assesses strategies for overhauling existing systems, taking into account the impact on market operation, on supply security and environment

  12. A model for Business Intelligence SystemsDevelopment

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    Velicanu, Manole; Diaconita, Vlad; Lungu, Ion; Velicanu, Anda; Bara, Adela; Botha, Iuliana

    2009-01-01

    Often, Business Intelligence Systems (BIS) require historical data or data collected from var-ious sources. The solution is found in data warehouses, which are the main technology used to extract, transform, load and store data in the organizational Business Intelligence projects. The development cycle of a data warehouse involves lots of resources, time, high costs and above all, it is built only for some specific tasks. In this paper, we’ll present some of the aspects of the BI systems’...

  13. Developing an information system for deaf

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    Lopez Ludeña, Veronica; San Segundo Hernández, Rubén; Ferreiros López, Javier; Pardo Muñoz, José Manuel; Ferreiro, E.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the SAILSE Project (Sistema Avanzado de Información en Lengua de Signos Española ? Spanish Sign Language Advanced Information System). This project aims to develop an interactive system for facilitating the communication between a hearing and a deaf person. The first step has been the linguistic study, including a sentence collection, its translation into LSE (Lengua de Signos Española - Spanish Sign Language), and sign generation. After this analysis, the paper describ...

  14. Reactor alarm system development and application issues

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    The new hardware and software technologies, and the need in research reactors for assistance systems in operation and maintenance, have given an appropriate background to develop a computer based system named ''Reactor Alarm System'' (RAS). RAS is a software package, user oriented, with emphasis on production, experiments and maintenance goals. It is designed to run on distributed systems conformed with microcomputers under QNX operating system. RAS main features are: a) Alarm Panel Display; b) Alarm Page; c) Alarm Masking and Inhibition; d) Alarms Color and Attributes; e) Condition Classification; and f) Arrangement Presentation. RAS design allows it to be installed as a part of a computer based Supervision and Control System in new installations or retrofit existing reactor instrumentation systems. The analysis of human factors during development stage and successive user feedback from different applications, brought out several RAS improvements: a) Multiple-copy alarm summaries; b) Improved alarm handling; c) Extended dictionary; and d) Enhanced hardware availability. It has proved successful in providing new capabilities for operators, and also has shown the continuous increase of user-demands, reflecting the expectations placed today on computer-based systems. (author). 6 figs, 1 tabs

  15. Development of steam injector feedwater heater system

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    In order to realize the simplified BOP system of BWR plant, the authors developed the basic designs of feedwater system simplified by application of Steam Injector. Basic specification of simplified steam injector feedwater heater system (SI-FWH) was developed based on system designs and thermal efficiency evaluation. Test facility was constructed based on system specification selected in accordance with analysis results of plant thermal efficiency. The steam pressures used in the selected best system for low pressure feed water heaters are 0.05 MPa, 0.10 MPa, 0.21 MPa and 0.40 MPa are almost the same pressures as the current ABWR's. Improved steam injectors for feedwater heater system were studied by thermal hydraulic analyses and the test model attained the 1st and 2nd stage specifications. The 3rd and 4th stage injectors succeeded in raising the water temperature to 136degC. The parallel multistage steam injectors rationalize the feedwater system by eliminating the twelve neck-heaters, and prevent the chrome ion, which is dissolved from the stainless steel heater tube, introducing into the RPV. (author)

  16. Intrinsic Motivation Systems for Autonomous Mental Development

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    Oudeyer, Pierre-Yves; Kaplan, Frederic; Hafner, Verena

    2007-01-01

    Exploratory activities seem to be intrinsicallyrewarding for children and crucial for their cognitive development. Can a machine be endowed with such an intrinsic motivation system? This is the question we study in this paper, presenting a number of computational systems that try to capture this drive towards novel or curious situations. After discussing related research coming from developmental psychology, neuroscience, developmental robotics and active learning, this article presents the m...

  17. Development of KSTAR Neutral Beam Heating System

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    The prototype components of a neutral beam injection (NBI) system have been developed for the KSTAR, and a capability of the manufactured components has been tested. High power ion source, acceleration power supply, other ion source power supplies, neutralizer, bending magnet for ion beam separation, calorimeter, and cryo-sorption pump have been developed by using the domestic technologies and tested for a neutral beam injection of 8 MW per beamline with a pulse duration of 300 seconds. The developed components have been continuously upgraded to achieve the design requirements. The development technology of high power and long pulse neutral beam injection system has been proved with the achievement of 5.2 MW output for a short pulse length and 1.6 MW output for a pulse length of 300 seconds. Using these development technologies, the domestic NB technology has been stabilized under the development of high power ion source, NB beamline components, high voltage and current power supplies, NB diagnostics, NB system operation and control

  18. Development of KSTAR Neutral Beam Heating System

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    Oh, B. H.; Song, W. S.; Yoon, B. J. (and others)

    2007-10-15

    The prototype components of a neutral beam injection (NBI) system have been developed for the KSTAR, and a capability of the manufactured components has been tested. High power ion source, acceleration power supply, other ion source power supplies, neutralizer, bending magnet for ion beam separation, calorimeter, and cryo-sorption pump have been developed by using the domestic technologies and tested for a neutral beam injection of 8 MW per beamline with a pulse duration of 300 seconds. The developed components have been continuously upgraded to achieve the design requirements. The development technology of high power and long pulse neutral beam injection system has been proved with the achievement of 5.2 MW output for a short pulse length and 1.6 MW output for a pulse length of 300 seconds. Using these development technologies, the domestic NB technology has been stabilized under the development of high power ion source, NB beamline components, high voltage and current power supplies, NB diagnostics, NB system operation and control.

  19. Development of an automatic reactor inspection system

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    Using recent technologies on a mobile robot computer science, we developed an automatic inspection system for weld lines of the reactor vessel. The ultrasonic inspection of the reactor pressure vessel is currently performed by commercialized robot manipulators. Since, however, the conventional fixed type robot manipulator is very huge, heavy and expensive, it needs long inspection time and is hard to handle and maintain. In order to resolve these problems, we developed a new automatic inspection system using a small mobile robot crawling on the vertical wall of the reactor vessel. According to our conceptual design, we developed the reactor inspection system including an underwater inspection robot, a laser position control subsystem, an ultrasonic data acquisition/analysis subsystem and a main control subsystem. We successfully carried out underwater experiments on the reactor vessel mockup, and real reactor ready for Ulchine nuclear power plant unit 6 at Dusan Heavy Industry in Korea. After this project, we have a plan to commercialize our inspection system. Using this system, we can expect much reduction of the inspection time, performance enhancement, automatic management of inspection history, etc. In the economic point of view, we can also expect import substitution more than 4 million dollars. The established essential technologies for intelligent control and automation are expected to be synthetically applied to the automation of similar systems in nuclear power plants

  20. Development of an omnidirectional vision system

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    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Omnidirectional vision systems can provide images with a 360° of field of view. For this reason, they can be useful to robotic applications such as navigation, teleoperation and visual servoing. An effective way to construct this type of vision system is by combining lenses and mirrors together resulting on a system that does not require the movement of the camera to the direction of attention of the robot. A typical construction is by mounting a convex mirror in front of a camera aligning the center of the mirror with the optical axis of the camera. The most common convex mirror shapes used are conic, parabolic, hyperbolic and spherical. In this work we present two types of mirror that were constructed: a spherical mirror, used in the initial tests, and a hyperbolic, used for actual robot tasks. The hyperbolic mirror was manufactured using an ultra-precision CNC machine. Additionally, a software was developed to create panoramic and perspective images from the image acquired by the system. This work shows the development of an omnidirectional vision system, presenting the formulation used to determine a suitable mirror shape, the mechanical solutions used to build a fully operational system, and the results of the developed algorithm.

  1. Development of an omnidirectional vision system

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    Valdir, Grassi Junior; Jun, Okamoto Junior.

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Omnidirectional vision systems can provide images with a 360° of field of view. For this reason, they can be useful to robotic applications such as navigation, teleoperation and visual servoing. An effective way to construct this type of vision system is by combining lenses and mirrors together resu [...] lting on a system that does not require the movement of the camera to the direction of attention of the robot. A typical construction is by mounting a convex mirror in front of a camera aligning the center of the mirror with the optical axis of the camera. The most common convex mirror shapes used are conic, parabolic, hyperbolic and spherical. In this work we present two types of mirror that were constructed: a spherical mirror, used in the initial tests, and a hyperbolic, used for actual robot tasks. The hyperbolic mirror was manufactured using an ultra-precision CNC machine. Additionally, a software was developed to create panoramic and perspective images from the image acquired by the system. This work shows the development of an omnidirectional vision system, presenting the formulation used to determine a suitable mirror shape, the mechanical solutions used to build a fully operational system, and the results of the developed algorithm.

  2. Proposed tokamak poloidal field system development program

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    A program is proposed to develop poloidal field components for TNS and EPR size tokamak devices and to test these components in realistic circuits. Emphasis is placed upon the development of the most difficult component, the superconducting ohmic-heating coil. Switches must also be developed for testing the coils, and this switching technology is to be extended to meet the requirements for the large scale tokamaks. Test facilities are discussed; power supplies, including a homopolar to drive the coils, are considered; and poloidal field systems studies are proposed

  3. Developing aircraft photonic networks for airplane systems

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    White, Henry J. BAE Systems Ltd.

    2013-01-01

    Achieving affordable high speed fiber optic communication networks for airplane systems has proved to be challenging. In this paper we describe a summary of the EU Framework 7 project DAPHNE (Developing Aircraft Photonic Networks). DAPHNE aimed to exploit photonic technology from terrestrial communications networks, and then develop and optimize aircraft photonic networks to take advantage of the potential cost savings. The main areas of emphasis were on: multiplexing networks; providing standard components; simplifying installation; and reducing through life support costs. DAPHNE (fifteen partners from seven nations) finished in February 2013; and was supported by the European Commission?s Seventh Framework Programme, although the consortium members are continuing with in-house developments.

  4. Development of scanning control system for proton therapy system

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    Proton Therapy is a kind of radiation therapy which can concentrate dose distribution in the tumor, and is widely used today. Pencil beam scanning method has been developed as an advanced approach to proton therapy. We have developed this method in collaboration with National Cancer Center Hospital East (NCCE). The scanning control system is required to scan beam spot in precise position and detect it with high accuracy. In addition, it is necessary to design a beam current stabilize control system which can secure stable dose distribution. We have developed an advanced scanning control system which has a monitoring system to detect beam position with resolution of les than 0.1 mm and fast sampling time (less than 20 ?s), and a beam current controller to stabilize beam current within ±1%. The pencil beam scanning treatment is scheduled to start within 2011. (author)

  5. Development of centrifugal contactor system in JNC

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    Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC) has been developing centrifugal contactors which are compact and high performance for solvent extraction process in industrial reprocessing plant. Centrifugal contactor has some advantages which are more compact, smaller holdup volume, and higher separation performance than conventional contactor such as mixer-settler or pulse column. It contributes to economic advantage and reduction of solvent waste. In addition, the compact contactor is easy to manage the critical safety, and the operation ratio for fuel treatment can be improved because of short start-up and shut-down time. Since 1985, JNC has been developing the centrifugal contactor and fundamental design was established for engineering scale hot test plant (RETF). The life time was evaluated by the result of endurance test, and system performance of multi-stages contactor on engineering scale was demonstrated. In addition, several advanced type contactors have been developing. This paper introduces the development of centrifugal contactor in JNC. (author)

  6. Development and implementation of integrated management system

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    Risk Engineering Ltd is a private Bulgarian company in the field of scientific technical consultancy and engineering services, established in 1990. The aim of this report is to present the experience of Risk Engineering Ltd. in the development, implementation and operation of an integrated management system. The process of implementation of the system was completed at the end of 2011. In January 2012, the Risk Engineering Integrated Management System was certified by Lloyd's Register for compliance with standards ISO 9001:2008, ISO 140001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007

  7. Development of flaw imaging system with EMAT

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    The authors present a flaw imaging system for a pipe developed by using an electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT). This system uses two small-sized 2 MHz SH wave EMATs as its ultrasonic probes. For signal processing, it employs a signal averaging method to reduce noise, and a synthetic aperture focusing method to obtain flaw cross-sectional images. The system was tested by probing artificial flaws on the internal surface of an austenitic stainless steel pipe. This test shows that cross-sectional image, C scopes and three-dimensional displays of flaws are possible

  8. Developing a Moving Objects Management System

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    Y.E. Ghajary

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study are to evaluate the current states of the Moving Objects (MO systems and extend them to support tracking, indexing, modeling and visual querying of public transportation buses. To evaluate the system, the queries posed by fleet management companies are selected. The results showed its superior functionalities through text-based and visual queries. This study will contribute to the establishment of a Moving Objects Management System (MOMS with modest expenditure and a short development period and which is independent of the database used.

  9. Developing stereo image based robot control system

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    Suprijadi, Pambudi, I. R.; Woran, M.; Naa, C. F.; Srigutomo, W.

    2015-04-01

    Application of image processing is developed in various field and purposes. In the last decade, image based system increase rapidly with the increasing of hardware and microprocessor performance. Many fields of science and technology were used this methods especially in medicine and instrumentation. New technique on stereovision to give a 3-dimension image or movie is very interesting, but not many applications in control system. Stereo image has pixel disparity information that is not existed in single image. In this research, we proposed a new method in wheel robot control system using stereovision. The result shows robot automatically moves based on stereovision captures.

  10. DEVELOPMENT OF INTELLIGENT SECURITY AND AUTOMATION SYSTEM

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    Diwakar Saxena, Puneet Bisen, Shashank Bhoyerkar

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Intelligent security and Automation system is a device that intends to solve the security issues and also provides automation facilities. the two aspects of security and automation are distinguished by a selector switch. the goal is to develop an intelligent security & automation system that gives the user complete security and automation services. this system can work in two modes as indoor mode and outdoor mode. in outdoor mode it provides complete security of the user place and in indoor mode, it provides user help and automation services. in indoor mode, it helps user as energy consumption indicator, light and temperature controller, home appliances controller, automatic door bell indicator

  11. Oral health care systems in developing and developed countries

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    Kandelman, Daniel; Arpin, Sophie

    2012-01-01

    Health care systems are essential for promoting, improving and maintaining health of the population. Through an efficient health service, patients can be advised of disease that may be present and so facilitate treatment; risks factors whose modification could reduce the incidence of disease and illness in the future can be identified, and further, how controlling such factors can contribute to maintain a good quality of life. In developed countries, clinics or hospitals may be supported by health professionals from various specialties that allow their cooperation to benefit the patient; these institutions or clinics may be equipped with the latest technical facilities. In developing countries, health services are mostly directed to provide emergency care only or interventions towards certain age group population. The most common diseases are dental caries and periodontal disease and frequently intervention procedures aim, at treating existing problems and restore teeth and related structure to normal function. It is unfortunate that the low priority given to oral health hinders acquisition of data and establishment of effective periodontal care programmes in developing countries but also in some developed countries where the periodontal profile is also less than satisfactory. Despite the fact that in several developed countries there are advanced programmes oriented to periodontal disease treatments, the concern is related to the lack of preventive oriented treatments. According to data available on periodontal status of populations from developed countries, despite the number of dentists and trained specialists, dental health professionals do not presently meet adequately the need for prevention, focusing mainly on curative care. The need for strengthening disease prevention and health promotion programmes in order to improve oral health conditions and particularly periodontal status in the majority of countries around the world is evident. Unfortunately, in many countries, the human, financial and material resources are still insufficient to meet the need for oral health care services and to provide universal access, especially in disadvantaged communities, in both developing and developed countries. Moreover, even though the most widespread illnesses are avoidable, not all population groups are well informed about or able to take advantage of the proper measures for oral health promotion. In addition, in many countries, oral health care needs to be fully integrated into national or community health programmes. Improving oral health is a very challenging objective in developing countries, but also in developed countries, especially with the accelerated aging of the population now underway and intensifying over the coming years.

  12. Development of a thermoluminescent personnel monitoring system

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    Thermoluminescent personnel monitoring system has been developed by the Division of Radiological Protection, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay. The system is presently in use for estimation of personnel doses of radiation workers of BARC, other units of the Department of Atomic Energy, and Defence medical units in India. The report gives salient features of the TLD personnel monitoring system. The report discusses design considerations of thermoluminescent dosimetry (TLD) badge for measurement of X and ?;, ? personnel exposures, a filter combination to compensate for energy dependence of the TLD disc and angular dependence of the badge. The badge reader incorporates a semiautomatic mechanical arrangement wherein the TLD cards are read, raising the heater after positioning the TLD discs one by one. Various figures illustrate the mechanical layouts and electronics circuits used in the system. Periodic quality assurance check of the system which ensures a good reproducibility, is also described. (author)

  13. Teaching Information Systems Development via Process Variants

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    Tan, Wee-Kek; Tan, Chuan-Hoo

    2010-01-01

    Acquiring the knowledge to assemble an integrated Information System (IS) development process that is tailored to the specific needs of a project has become increasingly important. It is therefore necessary for educators to impart to students this crucial skill. However, Situational Method Engineering (SME) is an inherently complex process that…

  14. MPACT Fast Neutron Multiplicity System Prototype Development

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    D.L. Chichester; S.A. Pozzi; J.L. Dolan; M.T. Kinlaw; S.J. Thompson; A.C. Kaplan; M. Flaska; A. Enqvist; J.T. Johnson; S.M. Watson

    2013-09-01

    This document serves as both an FY2103 End-of-Year and End-of-Project report on efforts that resulted in the design of a prototype fast neutron multiplicity counter leveraged upon the findings of previous project efforts. The prototype design includes 32 liquid scintillator detectors with cubic volumes 7.62 cm in dimension configured into 4 stacked rings of 8 detectors. Detector signal collection for the system is handled with a pair of Struck Innovative Systeme 16-channel digitizers controlled by in-house developed software with built-in multiplicity analysis algorithms. Initial testing and familiarization of the currently obtained prototype components is underway, however full prototype construction is required for further optimization. Monte Carlo models of the prototype system were performed to estimate die-away and efficiency values. Analysis of these models resulted in the development of a software package capable of determining the effects of nearest-neighbor rejection methods for elimination of detector cross talk. A parameter study was performed using previously developed analytical methods for the estimation of assay mass variance for use as a figure-of-merit for system performance. A software package was developed to automate these calculations and ensure accuracy. The results of the parameter study show that the prototype fast neutron multiplicity counter design is very nearly optimized under the restraints of the parameter space.

  15. Demonstration of a System Development Environment

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    Blum, B. I.

    1985-01-01

    This demonstration illustrates how modern development environments can be used to improve the process of designing and implementing information systems. Following a brief introduction to the topic of application generation, automatic programming, and software environments, one product — TEDIUM* — will be demonstrated.

  16. The Systems Theory Framework of Career Development

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    McMahon, Mary

    2011-01-01

    The Systems Theory Framework (STF; McMahon & Patton, 1995; Patton & McMahon, 2006) of career development was proposed as a metatheoretical framework that accommodates the contribution of all theories and offers an integrative and coherent framework of career influences. In this article, the author provides an overview of the STF, outlines its…

  17. Developing a solar panel testing system

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    Árpád Rácz

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Solar energy is increasingly used togenerate electricity for individual households. There isa wide variety of solar panel technologies, whichshould be tested at an individual level during theirlifetime. In this paper, the development of a testingstation at the University of Debrecen is presented. Thetesting system can be used for research andeducational purposes and for in field applicationsequally well.

  18. Developing a Package Training System for Industry

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    Battersby, D. L. N.

    1974-01-01

    The hotel and catering industry is one of Great Britain's largest. A packaged training system has been developed to satisfy the needs of this industry, an ever-growing occupational field with multiple categories. The material provided in each package outlines short pieces of instruction and helps the trainer create appropriate training. (DS)

  19. Digital hydraulic valving system. [design and development

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    1973-01-01

    The design and development are reported of a digital hydraulic valving system that would accept direct digital inputs. Topics include: summary of contractual accomplishments, design and function description, valve parameters and calculations, conclusions, and recommendations. The electrical control circuit operating procedure is outlined in an appendix.

  20. Development of Human System Integration at NASA

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    Whitmore, Mihriban; McGuire, Kerry; Thompson, Shelby; Vos, Gordon

    2012-01-01

    Human Systems Integration seeks to design systems around the capabilities and limitations of the humans which use and interact with the system, ensuring greater efficiency of use, reduced error rates, and less rework in the design, manufacturing and operational deployment of hardware and software. One of the primary goals of HSI is to get the human factors practitioner involved early in the design process. In doing so, the aim is to reduce future budget costs and resources in redesign and training. By the preliminary design phase of a project nearly 80% of the total cost of the project is locked in. Potential design changes recommended by evaluations past this point will have little effect due to lack of funding or a huge cost in terms of resources to make changes. Three key concepts define an effective HSI program. First, systems are comprised of hardware, software, and the human, all of which operate within an environment. Too often, engineers and developers fail to consider the human capacity or requirements as part of the system. This leads to poor task allocation within the system. To promote ideal task allocation, it is critical that the human element be considered early in system development. Poor design, or designs that do not adequately consider the human component, could negatively affect physical or mental performance, as well as, social behavior. Second, successful HSI depends upon integration and collaboration of all the domains that represent acquisition efforts. Too often, these domains exist as independent disciplines due to the location of expertise within the service structure. Proper implementation of HSI through participation would help to integrate these domains and disciplines to leverage and apply their interdependencies to attain an optimal design. Via this process domain interests can be integrated to perform effective HSI through trade-offs and collaboration. This provides a common basis upon which to make knowledgeable decisions. Finally, HSI must be considered early in the requirements development phase of system design and acquisition. This will provide the best opportunity to maximize return on investment (ROI) and system performance. HSI requirements must be developed in conjunction with capability ]based requirements generation through functional. HSI requirements will drive HSI metrics and embed HSI issues within the system design. After a system is designed, implementation of HSI oversights can be very expensive. An HSI program should be included as an integral part of a total system approach to vehicle and habitat development. This would include, but not limited to, workstation design, D&C development, volumetric analysis, training, operations, and human -robotic interaction. HSI is a necessary process for Human Space Flight programs to meet the Agency Human ]System standards and thus mitigate human risks to acceptable levels. NASA has been involved in HSI planning, procedures development, process, and implementation for many years, and has been building several internal and publicly accessible products to facilitate HSI fs inclusion in the NASA Systems Engineering Lifecycle. Some of these products include: NASA STD 3001 Volumes 1 and 2, Human Integration Design Handbook, NASA HSI Implementation Plan, NASA HSI Implementation Plan Templates, NASA HSI Implementation Handbook, and a 2 ]hour short course on HSI delivered as part of the NASA Space and Life Sciences Directorate Academy. These products have been created leveraging industry best practices and lessons learned from other Federal Government agencies.

  1. Natural history and galsulfase treatment in mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI, Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome)--10-year follow-up of patients who previously participated in an MPS VI Survey Study.

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    Giugliani, Roberto; Lampe, Christina; Guffon, Nathalie; Ketteridge, David; Leão-Teles, Elisa; Wraith, James E; Jones, Simon A; Piscia-Nichols, Cheri; Lin, Ping; Quartel, Adrian; Harmatz, Paul

    2014-08-01

    Mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI) is a clinically heterogeneous and progressive disorder with multiorgan manifestations caused by deficient N-acetylgalactosamine-4-sulfatase activity. A cross-sectional Survey Study in individuals (n?=?121) affected with MPS VI was conducted between 2001 and 2002 to establish demographics, urinary glycosaminoglycan (GAG) levels, and clinical progression of disease. We conducted a Resurvey Study (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01387854) to obtain 10-year follow-up data, including medical histories and clinical assessments (n?=?59), and survival status over 12 years (n?=?117). Patients received a mean (SD) of 6.8 (2.2) years of galsulfase ERT between baseline (Survey Study) and follow-up. ERT patients increased in height by 20.4 cm in the 4-7-year-old baseline age group and by 16.8 cm in the 8-12-year-old baseline age group. ERT patients 200 µg/mg baseline uGAG levels increased FVC by 48% in the <13-year-old baseline age group and by 15% in the ?13-year-old baseline age group. ERT patients who completed the 6-min walk test demonstrated a mean (SD) increase of 65.7 (100.6) m. Cardiac outcomes did not significantly improve or worsen. Observed mortality rate among naïve patients was 50% (7/14) and 16.5% (17/103) in the ERT group (unadjusted hazard ratio, 0.24; 95% CI, 0.10-0.59). Long-term galsulfase ERT was associated with improvements in pulmonary function and endurance, stabilized cardiac function and increased survival. PMID:24764221

  2. Development of technical information processing systems

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    The major goal of this project is to develop a more efficient information management system by connecting the KAREI serials database which enable the users to access from their own laboratory facilities through KAREI-NET. The importance of this project is to make the serials information of KAERI easily accessible to users as valuable resources for R and D activities. The results of the project are as follows. 1) Development of the serials database and retrieval system enabled us to access to the serials holding information through KAERI-NET. 2) The database construction establishes a foundation for the management of 1,600 serials held in KAERI. 3) The system can be applied not only to KAERI but also to similar medium-level libraries. (Author)

  3. Research and Development Management System (RDMS)

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    Research and Development (R and D) is a main activity carried out at the Malaysian Nuclear Agency particularly in the physical science and nuclear field. The R and D activity that is carried out needs to be managed more efficiently and systematically. Until now all research management activities are carried out manually or semi electronically, beginning from filling in application forms to when the project is completed. Therefore a computerized system is needed in order to manage and monitor R and D projects. The R and D system is capable of giving access information concerning R and D projects which are carried out to users inside and outside the agency. The R and D management system (RDMS) can increase the capability of the Malaysian Nuclear Agency in managing, researching and developing, innovating and inventing technology as well as commercializing the R and D produced. (author)

  4. Development of radiation detection and measurement systems

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    This report contains descriptions on the following six items. The first item is the result of a study on CsI(TI) crystals with their light emitting characteristics and the result of a study on plastic scintillators. The second item is the result of a study on advanced radiation detectors and includes experiments for the effect of using a Compton suppressor with an HPGe detector. For the third item, we describe the results of a design work done using EGS4 for a thickness gauge, a density gauge, and a level gauge. The fourth item contains descriptions on the prototype circuit systems developed for a level gauge, a thickness gauge, and for a survey meter. The fifth part contains the computed tomography algorithm and a prototype scanning system developed for a CT system. As the sixth and the last item, we describe the prototype high precision heat source and the prototype heat-voltage converter which we have designed and fabricated

  5. Development of radiation detection and measurement systems

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    Moon, B. S.; Ham, C. S.; Chung, C. E. and others

    2000-03-01

    This report contains descriptions on the following six items. The first item is the result of a study on CsI(TI) crystals with their light emitting characteristics and the result of a study on plastic scintillators. The second item is the result of a study on advanced radiation detectors and includes experiments for the effect of using a Compton suppressor with an HPGe detector. For the third item, we describe the results of a design work done using EGS4 for a thickness gauge, a density gauge, and a level gauge. The fourth item contains descriptions on the prototype circuit systems developed for a level gauge, a thickness gauge, and for a survey meter. The fifth part contains the computed tomography algorithm and a prototype scanning system developed for a CT system. As the sixth and the last item, we describe the prototype high precision heat source and the prototype heat-voltage converter which we have designed and fabricated.

  6. Advanced CIDI Emission Control System Development

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    Lambert, Christine

    2006-05-31

    Ford Motor Company, with ExxonMobil and FEV, participated in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Ultra-Clean Transportation Fuels Program with the goal to develop an innovative emission control system for light-duty diesel vehicles. The focus on diesel engine emissions was a direct result of the improved volumetric fuel economy (up to 50%) and lower CO2 emissions (up to 25%) over comparable gasoline engines shown in Europe. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) with aqueous urea as the NOx reductant and a Catalyzed Diesel Particulate Filter (CDPF) were chosen as the primary emission control system components. The program expected to demonstrate more than 90% durable reduction in particulate matter (PM) and NOx emissions on a light-duty truck application, based on the FTP-75 drive cycle. Very low sulfur diesel fuel (<15 ppm-wt) enabled lower PM emissions, reduced fuel economy penalty due to the emission control system and improved long-term system durability. Significant progress was made toward a durable system to meet Tier 2 Bin 5 emission standards on a 6000 lbs light-duty truck. A 40% reduction in engine-out NOx emissions was achieved with a mid-size prototype diesel engine through engine recalibration and increased exhaust gas recirculation. Use of a rapid warm-up strategy and urea SCR provided over 90% further NOx reduction while the CDPF reduced tailpipe PM to gasoline vehicle levels. Development work was conducted to separately improve urea SCR and CDPF system durability, as well as improved oxidation catalyst function. Exhaust gas NOx and ammonia sensors were also developed further. While the final emission control system did not meet Tier 2 Bin 5 NOx after 120k mi of aging on the dynamometer, it did meet the standards for HC, NMOG, and PM, and an improved SCR catalyst was shown to have potential to meet the NOx standard, assuming the DOC durability could be improved further. Models of DOC and SCR function were developed to guide the study of several key design factors for SCR systems and aid in the development of urea control strategy for maximum NOx reduction with minimum NH3 slip. A durable co-fueling system was successfully built and tested, with the help of service station nozzle and dispenser manufacturers, for simultaneous delivery of diesel fuel and aqueous urea to the vehicle. The business case for an aqueous urea infrastructure in the US for light-duty vehicles was explored.

  7. Development of a Universal Waste Management System

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    Stapleton, Thomas J.; Baccus, Shelley; Broyan, James L., Jr.

    2013-01-01

    NASA is working with a number of commercial companies to develop the next low Earth orbit spacecraft. The hardware volume and weight constraints are similar to or greater than those of the Apollo era. This, coupled with the equally demanding cost challenge of the proposed commercial vehicles, causes much of the Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) designs to be reconsidered. The Waste Collection System (WCS) is within this group of ECLSS hardware. The development to support this new initiative is discussed within. A WCS concept - intended to be common for all the vehicle platforms currently on the drawing board - is being developed. The new concept, referred to as the Universal Waste Management System (UWMS), includes favorable features from previous designs while improving on other areas on previous Space Shuttle and the existing International Space Station (ISS) WCS hardware, as needed. The intent is to build a commode that requires less crew time, improved cleanliness, and a 75% reduction in volume and weight compared to the previous US ISS/Extended Duration Orbitor WCS developed in the 1990s. The UWMS is most similar to the ISS Development Test Objective (DTO) WCS design. It is understood that the most dramatic cost reduction opportunity occurs at the beginning of the design process. To realize this opportunity, the cost of each similar component between the UWMS and the DTO WCS was determined. The comparison outlined were the design changes that would result with the greatest impact. The changes resulted in simplifying the approach or eliminating components completely. This initial UWMS paper will describe the system layout approach and a few key features of major components. Future papers will describe the UWMS functionality, test results, and components as they are developed.

  8. Development of Intellectual Reactor Design System: IRDS

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    In the frame of the new theme 'Study of analysis method of new nuclear power systems' admitted in our Reactor system laboratory since FY 1988, a program to develop the Intellectual Reactor Design System (IRDS) in the same spirit as ADES has been established. This report describes the activities related to IRDS performed in FY 1989. One of major activities is drafting IRDS. It reflects the conclusion of the STA ADES committee. The essence is to construct a modular system under the object-oriented programming environment to provide a conversational tool for feasibility study and conceptual design. Along the draft the following items were executed in the FY. For the realization of the conversational tool, a tool for input data generation by an object-oriented programming and another tool like CAD for geometry input data generation by a conversational processing of figures on display were examined. Upon the study how to construct the object-oriented data base, the class and frame structures of the design data base were drafted. As components of the modular system, programming of a neutronics and a thermohydraulics module for feasibility study was started. Also a structure analysis code was studied for conversion. In the coming FY, the computer system which has been composed by a FACOM host machine and terminals or isolated PCs will be exchanged by a SUN work-station linked with the host machine and PCs by an ETHER network. Under the suitable environment, the development of IRDS will be promoted. (author)

  9. EXPERT SYSTEMS - DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE TOOL

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Because of the fact that specialty agricultural assistance is not always available when the farmers need it, we identified expert systems as a strong instrument with an extended potential in agriculture. This started to grow in scale recently, including all socially-economic activity fields, having the role of collecting data regarding different aspects from human experts with the purpose of assisting the user in the necessary steps for solving problems, at the performance level of the expert, making his acquired knowledge and experience available. We opted for a general presentation of the expert systems as well as their necessity, because, the solution to develop the agricultural system can come from artificial intelligence by implementing the expert systems in the field of agricultural insurance, promoting existing insurance products, farmers finding options in depending on their necessities and possibilities. The objective of this article consists of collecting data about different aspects about specific areas of interest of agricultural insurance, preparing the database, a conceptual presentation of a pilot version which will become constantly richer depending on the answers received from agricultural producers, with the clearest exposure of knowledgebase possible. We can justify picking this theme with the fact that even while agricultural insurance plays a very important role in agricultural development, the registered result got from them are modest, reason why solutions need to be found in the scope of developing the agricultural sector. The importance of this consists in the proposal of an immediate viable solution to correspond with the current necessities of agricultural producers and in the proposal of an innovative solution, namely the implementation of expert system in agricultural insurance as a way of promoting insurance products. Our research, even though it treats the subject at an conceptual level, it wants to undertake an attempt to present the necessity and importance of implementing expert systems in agricultural insurance as a solution of development of the Romanian agricultural sector since insurance play an important role in the stimulation of investments in agriculture and in the stabilization of agricultural producers incomes. The results of the study, at a conceptual level, confirms the necessity of aplying expert systems in agricultural insurance because of the benefits which would be created (informing agricultural producers about the existence and importance of agricultural insurance, the development of the insurance market which would lead to the development of agriculture, creation of new insurance products adapted to the needs of the farmers.

  10. Ultracold Molecules in Crystals of Light: A Highly Tunable System for Exploring Novel Materials, Quantum Dynamics, and Quantum Complexity

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    Carr, Lincoln; Maeda, Kenji; Wall, Michael L.

    2015-03-01

    Ultracold molecules trapped in optical lattices present a new regime of physical chemistry and a new state of matter: complex dipolar matter. Such systems open up the prospect of tunable quantum complexity. We present models for the quantum many-body statics and dynamics of present experiments on polar bi-alkali dimer molecules. We are developing Hamiltonians and simulations for upcoming experiments on dimers beyond the alkali metals, including biologically and chemically important naturally occurring free radicals like the hydroxyl free radical (OH), as well as symmetric top polyatomic molecules like methyl fluoride (CH3F). These systems offer surprising opportunities in modeling and design of new materials. For example, symmetric top polyatomics can be used to study quantum molecular magnets and quantum liquid crystals. We use matrix-product-state (MPS) algorithms, supplemented by exact diagonalization, variational, perturbative, and other approaches. MPS algorithms not only produce experimentally measurable quantum phase diagrams but also explore the dynamical interplay between internal and external degrees of freedom inherent in complex dipolar matter. We maintain open source code (openTEBD and openMPS) available freely and used widely. Funded by NSF and AFOSR.

  11. Development of Korea Operational Oceanographic System (KOOS)

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    Park, Kwang Soon; Jun, Ki Cheon; Lee, Jong Chan; Kwon, Jae Il; Cho, Kyung Ho; Choi, Jung Woon; Kim, Sung Dae; Kim, Jin Ah; Kim, Sang Ik; Kim, Yong Ho; Choi, Byung Ju

    2013-04-01

    Korea Operational Oceanographic System (KOOS) is a research project funded by the Minister of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) in Korea and the goal of this project is to develop an integrated operational oceanographic system that will provide nowcasts and forecasts of ocean information around Korean Peninsula to support marine activities for governmental agencies and to mitigate coastal disasters such as storm surge, oil spill, and search and rescue. Since August 2009, KIOST has been leading the project to develop KOOS, which consists of three parts, 1) observing systems, 2) numerical modeling with data management and skill assessment, and 3) practical application systems. In KOOS about 190 real-time coastal/ocean observing platforms such as tidal stations, buoys, off-shore research stations and satellites from various agencies, KIOST, KHOA (Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration), NFRDI (National Fisheries Research & Development Institute), and KMA (Korea Meteorological Administration) have been used for input data as well as calibration and validation for numerical models. With observing networks, various atmospheric models and ocean models have been set-up and tested. KOOS enables us to forecast tides, waves, storm surges, currents as well as temperature and salinity for 72-hour time period in two time a day. The performance of numerical models is evaluated by the skill assessment system. For practical purposes, KOOS has various application systems such as storm surge, search and rescues, oil spill, and ports and channel prediction system. All ocean information in KOOS is to be presented via web-based GIS, which is an effective tool that is helpful to decision-makers.

  12. Development of a digital mammography system

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    A digital breast imaging system is under development to provide improved detectability of breast cancer. In previous work, the limitations of screen-film mammography were studied using both theoretical and experimental techniques. Important limitations were found in both the acquisition and the display components of imaging. These have been addressed in the design of a scanned-projection digital mammography system. A high resolution x-ray image intensifier (XRII), optically coupled to a self-scanned linear photodiode array, is used to record the image. Pre- and post-patient collimation virtually eliminates scattered radiation and veiling glare of the XRII with only a 20% increase in dose due to penumbra. Geometric magnification of 1.6 times is employed to achieve limiting spatial resolution of 7 lp/mm. For low-contrast objects as small as 0.1 mm in diameter, the digital system is capable of producing images with higher contrast and signal-to-noise ratio than optimally-exposed conventional film-screen mammography systems. Greater latitude is obtainable on the digital system because of its wide dynamic range and linearity. The slit system is limited due to long image acquisition times, and poor quantum efficiency. This motivated the authors' current work on a slot beam digital mammography system which is based on a fiber-optic x-ray detector. Preliminary results of this system are presented

  13. MIT: Global System for Sustainable Development

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    Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD) is a project of the Global Accords Consortium for Sustainable Development that is "dedicated to internationalization of knowledge access, provision & sharing for 'reducing the gap between knowledge & policy.'" Housed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), GSSD is "a multi-dimensional knowledge networking system" that combines public and private networks to provide a continually evolving cross-referenced knowledge base for informing decision-making and policy in the domain of "sustainable development." The Using GSSD section of the website provides information on the organizing principles used to develop the database, demonstrates the functionality and architecture of the system and other aspects of the project, such as the multiple mirror sites that are in languages other than English. Reports and working papers from the GSSD are also posted. Visitors can search the holdings of the database using a text search or based on other parameters, such as issue area or industry type, and are invited to submit websites to be considered for inclusion.

  14. PLM system support for modular product development

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    Bruun, Hans Peter Lomholt; Mortensen, Niels Henrik

    2015-01-01

    A modular design strategy both enables, but also demands, parallelism in design activities and collaboration between a diversity of disciplines in companies, which often involves supporting computer-based tools for enhancing interaction, design management, and communication. Product data management (PDM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) systems offer support by automating and managing some of the operational complexity of modular design activities. PLM system tools are used for handling a variety of product definitions, to manage workflow of development activities, and to measure relational properties such as cost and performance. Companies often use a PLM tool for management of CAD files, documents, and drawings, but they do not take advantage of the full potential of the PLM system to support the development activities of modular product designs. The key result of this paper is the description of an empirical tested approach using a visual product architecture representation in combination with a PLM system to support the development of a product family of products. The results from the study encompass new PLM capabilities for handling multiple product structures, visualising multiple architectural views on products, controlling interfaces, and quantifying and communicating the status and progress of product-related resources. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Development of design window evaluation and display system. 1. System development and performance confirmation

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    Purpose: The work was performed to develop a design window evaluation and display system for the purpose of obtaining the effects of various design parameters on the typical thermal hydraulic issues resulting from a use of various kind of working fluid etc. easily. Method: The function of the system were 'confirmation of design margin' of the present design, 'confirmation of the affected design zone' when a designer changed some design parameter, and search for an design improvement' for design optimization. The system was developed using existing soft wares on PC and the database relating analytical results of typical thermal hydraulic issues provided by separate work. Results: (1) System design: In order to develop a design window evaluation and display system, 'numerical analysis unit', 'statistical analysis unit', 'MMI unit', 'optimization unit' were designed based on the result of selected optimization procedure and display visualization. Further, total system design was performed combining these units. Typical thermal hydraulic issues to be considered are upper plenum thermal hydraulics, thermal stratification, free surface sloshing, flow-induced vibration of a heat exchanger and thermal striping in the T-junction piping systems. (2) Development of prototype system and a functional check: A prototype system of a design window evaluation and display system was developed and the functions were confirmed as was planned. (author)thor)

  16. Development of the real time monitor system

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    Large-scale simulation technique is studied at the Center for Promotion of Computational Science and Engineering (CCSE) for the computational science research in nuclear fields. Visualization and animation processing technique are studied and developed for efficient understanding of simulation results. The real time monitor system, in which on-going simulation results are transferred from a supercomputer or workstation to a graphic workstation and are visualized and recorded, is described in this report. This system is composed of the graphic workstation and the video equipment connected to the network. The control shell programs are the job-execution shell for simulations on supercomputers, the file-transfer shell for output files for visualization, and the shell for starting visualization tools. Special image processing technique and hardware are not necessary in this system and the standard visualization tool AVS and the UNIX commands are used, so that this system can be implemented and applied in various computer environments. (author)

  17. Developing 360 degree feedback system for KINS

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    Han, In Soo; Cheon, B. M.; Kim, T. H.; Ryu, J. H. [Chungman National Univ., Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2003-12-15

    This project aims to investigate the feasibility of a 360 degree feedback systems for KINS and to design guiding rules and structures in implementing that systems. Literature survey, environmental analysis and questionnaire survey were made to ensure that 360 degree feedback is the right tool to improve performance in KINS. That review leads to conclusion that more readiness and careful feasibility review are needed before implementation of 360 degree feedback in KINS. Further the project suggests some guiding rules that can be helpful for successful implementation of that system in KINS. Those include : start with development, experiment with one department, tie it to a clear organization's goal, train everyone involve, make sure to try that system in an atmosphere of trust.

  18. APS storage ring vacuum system development

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    The Advanced Photon Source synchrotron radiation facility, under construction at the Argonne National Laboratory, incorporates a large ring for the storage of 7 GeV positrons for the generation of photon beams for the facility's materials research program. The Storage Ring's 1104 m circumference is divided into 40 sectors which contain vacuum, beam transport, control, rf and insertion device systems. The vacuum system will operate at a pressure of 1 nTorr and is fabricated from aluminum. The system includes distributed NeG pumping, photon absorbers with lumped pumping, beam position monitors, vacuum diagnostics and valving. An overview of the vacuum system design and details of selected development program results are presented. 5 refs

  19. Color film preservation system: Breadboard development

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    1984-01-01

    The development of an economically feasible system to prevent and/or substantially reduce the degradation of the color dyes of the retinal reflex images recorded on color slide films is discussed. Three different types of film storage systems were designed, fabricated, and tested. An extruded plastic cylindrical container was pressurized and no observable leakage occurred, indicating that long term storage is possible. An operational breadboard was fabricated. The system offers the capability to determine purging requirements to achieve various levels of oxygen concentration and precise leakage of various container configurations. The system has digitial display of oxygen content of the container, automatic control of the oxygen content as well as of the container to atmosphere pressure differential, and flow rate readout during purging.

  20. Development of ITER fuel cycle systems

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    Korea is contributing to the construction of ITER by participating in the fields of fuel cycle and test blanket module. The authors introduce the overall concept of the ITER tritium systems and the current status of the development of the storage and delivery systems and the test blanket module. Especially the authors present the standard operating procedure of the storage and delivery system. The operating procedure consists of nine operating modes including an initial fuel loading, a fuel supply and circulation during a plasma operation, an in bed calorimetric measurement and others. authors also present the major components of the tritium extraction and purification system and the preliminary design concept for the Korean helium cooled solid breeder TBM

  1. Sensor Development for PEM Fuel Cell Systems

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    Steve Magee; Richard Gehman

    2005-07-12

    This document reports on the work done by Honeywell Sensing and Control to investigate the feasibility of modifying low cost Commercial Sensors for use inside a PEM Fuel Cell environment. Both stationary and automotive systems were considered. The target environment is hotter (100 C) than the typical commercial sensor maximum of 70 C. It is also far more humid (100% RH condensing) than the more typical 95% RH non-condensing at 40 C (4% RH maximum at 100 C). The work focused on four types of sensors, Temperature, Pressure, Air Flow and Relative Humidity. Initial design goals were established using a market research technique called Market Driven Product Definition (MDPD). A series of interviews were conducted with various users and system designers in their facilities. The interviewing team was trained in data taking and analysis per the MDPD process. The final result was a prioritized and weighted list of both requirements and desires for each sensor. Work proceeded on concept development for the 4 types of sensors. At the same time, users were developing the actual fuel cell systems and gaining knowledge and experience in the use of sensors and controls systems. This resulted in changes to requirements and desires that were not anticipated during the MDPD process. The concepts developed met all the predicted requirements. At the completion of concept development for the Pressure Sensor, it was determined that the Fuel Cell developers were happy with off-the-shelf automotive pressure sensors. Thus, there was no incentive to bring a new Fuel Cell Specific Pressure Sensor into production. Work was therefore suspended. After the experience with the Pressure Sensor, the requirements for a Temperature Sensor were reviewed and a similar situation applied. Commercially available temperature sensors were adequate and cost effective and so the program was not continued from the Concept into the Design Phase.

  2. Development of the Medium Energy Linac Systems

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    The main purpose of this project is developing 100-MeV proton linear accelerator (linac) for proton engineering frontier project (PEFP). In the first phase of the PEFP, the development of the 20-MeV linac has successfully finished. Hence the work scope of this project is designing the linac to accelerate proton beams from 20-MeV up to 100-MeV, fabricating the linac up to 45 MeV, fabricating one set of the medium energy beam transport (MEBT) tank, and developing the low level radio frequency (LLRF) system and the control system. The basic role of the new proton accelerator is accelerating 20-mA proton beams from 20 MeV up to 100 MeV. The first step of the design procedure is optimizing and determining the accelerator parameters. The beam loss is also main concern in the design stage. The drift tube (DT) and the quadrupole magnets are designed to be optimized to the new linac design. The other purpose is confirming the new design by fabricating and tuning the drift tube linac (DTL). The 20MeV proton beam divided into two directions. One is supplying the beams to user group by turning on the 45-degree bending magnet. The other is guided into the 100-MeV DTL by tuning off the dipole magnet. That is why the PEFP MEBT located after 20-MeV DTL. The MEBT is realized as two small DTL tanks with three cells and a 45-degree bending magnet. The fabrication of one MEBT tank is another purpose of this project. The other purposes of this project is developing the LLRF system to control the RF signal and control system to monitor and control the vacuum system, magnet power supply, etc

  3. Information system development activities and inquiring systems : an integrating framework

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    Carugati, Andrea

    2008-01-01

    This article presents a framework that maps information system development (ISD) activities on systems for the creation of knowledge. This work addresses the relevant and persisting problem of improving the chances of ISD success. The article builds upon previous research on knowledge aspects of ISD, abandoning the idea of a monolithic approach to knowledge and presenting a pluralistic approach based on the idea that different inquiring systems can support micro-level ISD activities. The article is divided into two parts. The first part presents the theoretical development of the framework based on ISD literature and on Churchman's (1971) inquiring systems. The second part presents the use of the framework in an ISD project. The case is used to show the applicability of the framework and to highlight the advantages of this approach. The main theoretical implication is that the framework provides a new way to see the development of a system in terms of the knowledge created in the process. The main practical implication of the framework is that it improves the managers' ability to guide ISD activities as knowledge activities embedded in a knowledge process, a crucial element in development projects. Udgivelsesdato: APR

  4. The simulation study on the impact of convection systems over east edge of Tibet Plateau on the precipitation along Mei-yu front

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    Zhang, Y.; Sun, J.

    2011-12-01

    The Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model are employed to examine the impact of convection systems over the east edge of Tibet Plateau (TP) on the diurnal variations of precipitation along its downstream areas during Mei-yu period. The simulation is initialized by the 10-day average of the analysis at 0000 UTC during 1-10 July 2007, forced by 10-day averages every 6 h as lateral boundary conditions and integrated ten days. Despite certain differences in the rainfall intensity and location, the results successfully simulated the observed diurnal variation and eastward propagation of rainfalls from east edge of TP to the Mei-yu front along the Huaihe River Basin (HRB). The average diurnal vertical circulation showed that there were three MPS solenoids along the east edge of TP and Sichuan Basin, the second-step terrain and its low-lying plains, the east coastline and its adjacent ocean. Updraft branches of the above MPS circulations could affect the diurnal variation of the convection systems and rainfalls over the above areas, respectively. It was found that rainfall maximum over east edge of TP appeared at local afternoon, precipitation over Sichuan Basin reached peak at early night to the next early morning, and the heavy rainfall in Mei-yu front along HRB happened at late night to the next early morning. The specific individual case analysis indicated that the eastward extended Southwest Vorticity (SWV), enhanced by updraft branch of MPS over Sichuan Basin, triggered cyclonic shear over the east edge of the second-step terrain. Coupled with upward motion of MPS forced by diabatic heating between second-step terrain and its low-lying plains, the cyclonic shear developed into lower-tropospheric vortex. Southwest flows of the vortex transported a large quantity of momentum and water vapor into Mei-yu front along HRB, which favored the development of servere convections, and furtherly induced to formation of mesoscale convectiove vortex (MCV) along Mei-yu front.

  5. Advanced Turbine Systems Program industrial system concept development

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    Gates, S. [Solar Turbines Inc., San Diego, CA (United States)

    1995-10-01

    The objective of Phase II of the Advanced Turbine Systems Program is to develop conceptual designs of gas fired advanced turbine systems that can be adapted for operation on coal and biomass fuels. The technical, economic, and environmental performance operating on natural gas and in a coal fueled mode is to be assessed. Detailed designs and test work relating to critical components are to be completed and a market study is to be conducted.

  6. Development of evaluation system for flashing erosion

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    Liquid droplet impingement erosion (LDI) is defined as an erosion phenomenon caused by high-speed droplet attack in a wet steam flow, and sometimes observed in a steam piping system of a power plant. In our previous researches, we have developed an LDI evaluation system to evaluate the thinning shape due to LDI on a steam piping within a practically acceptable time. However, present system is not applicable to LDI on a hot-water piping due to flashing phenomena (flashing erosion) because it is difficult to calculate the flashing flow due to sudden phase change and critical flow rate evaluation models needed for LDI evaluation system are not verified in wet steam region. Therefore, in this study, we tried to develop a new flow calculation code for flashing flow and to verify the critical flow rate evaluation models in wet steam region. For flashing flow simulation, based on a present CFD code, pre-conditioning method was adopted to achieve the stable calculation of the water region, and extended look-up table including from low-pressure water to high-pressure dry steam was incorporated. Finally, a new CFD code water-steam flow was developed. Several benchmark tests were conducted and those results show this new code can reproduce the flashing phenomena and is applicable from the very low-speed flow to supersonic flow. Then, HEM model for critical mass flow rate was verified with flashing and wet steam experiments and CFD calculations, and incorporated into LDI evaluation system to extend applicable region of the evaluation system into flashing erosion. (author)

  7. Development of in-situ monitoring system

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    Development of in-situ monitoring system using an optical fiber to measure the real time temperature variation of subsurface water for the evaluation of flow characteristics. We describe the feasibility of developing a fiber-optic temperature sensor using a thermochromic material. A sensor-tip is fabricated by mixing of a thermochromic material powder. The relationships between the temperatures and the output voltages of detectors are determined to measure the temperature of water. It is expected that the fiber-optic temperature monitoring sensor using thermochromic material can be used to measure the real time temperature variation of subsurface water

  8. Computerized Operator Support System – Phase II Development

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    Thomas A. Ulrich; Ronald L. Boring; Roger T. Lew; Kenneth D. Thomas

    2015-02-01

    A computerized operator support system (COSS) prototype for nuclear control room process control is proposed and discussed. The COSS aids operators in addressing rapid plant upsets that would otherwise result in the shutdown of the power plant and interrupt electrical power generation, representing significant costs to the owning utility. In its current stage of development the prototype demonstrates four advanced functions operators can use to more efficiently monitor and control the plant. These advanced functions consist of: (1) a synthesized and intuitive high level overview display of system components and interrelations, (2) an enthalpy-based mathematical chemical and volume control system (CVCS) model to detect and diagnose component failures, (3) recommended strategies to mitigate component failure effects and return the plant back to pre-fault status, and (4) computer-based procedures to walk the operator through the recommended mitigation actions. The COSS was demonstrated to a group of operators and their feedback was collected. The operators responded positively to the COSS capabilities and features and indicated the system would be an effective operator aid. The operators also suggested several additional features and capabilities for the next iteration of development. Future versions of the COSS prototype will include additional plant systems, flexible computer-based procedure presentation formats, and support for simultaneous component fault diagnosis and dual fault synergistic mitigation action strategies to more efficiently arrest any plant upsets.

  9. Equipment system for advanced nuclear fuel development

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    The purpose of the settlement of equipment system for nuclear Fuel Technology Development Facility(FTDF) is to build a seismic designed facility that can accommodate handling of nuclear materials including <20% enriched Uranium and produce HANARO fuel commercially, and also to establish the advanced common research equipment essential for the research on advanced fuel development. For this purpose, this research works were performed for the settlement of radiation protection system and facility special equipment for the FTDF, and the advanced common research equipment for the fuel fabrication and research. As a result, 11 kinds of radiation protection systems such as criticality detection and alarm system, 5 kinds of facility special equipment such as environmental pollution protection system and 5 kinds of common research equipment such as electron-beam welding machine were established. By the settlement of exclusive domestic facility for the research of advanced fuel, the fabrication and supply of HANARO fuel is possible and also can export KAERI-invented centrifugal dispersion fuel materials and its technology to the nations having research reactors in operation. For the future, the utilization of the facility will be expanded to universities, industries and other research institutes

  10. Development of A Plant Navigation System

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    A 'Plant Navigation System (PNS)' is under development to assist nuclear power plant (NPP) operators by automatically displaying the plant situation and plant operational procedures on a CRT screen when abnormalities occur. The operation procedures given in a symptom-oriented manual are expressed in a tree - type flowchart (modified PAD). The optimum operation procedure for an NPP is selected automatically using built-in diagnostic logics based on the current status of the NPP. Concerning the plant situation, the PNS displays important information only on the current status of the NPP. A prototype PNS system is being constructed. (authors)

  11. Reframing Humans in Information Systems Development

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    Isomaki, Hannakaisa

    2011-01-01

    Modern society has been transformed by the digital convergence towards a future where technologies embed themselves into the fabric of everyday life. This ongoing merging of social and technological infrastructures provides and necessitates new possibilities to renovate past notions, models and methods of information systems development that accommodates humans as actors within the infrastructure. This shift introduces new possibilities for information systems designers to fulfil more and more everyday functions, and to enhance their value and worth to the user. "Reframing Humans in Infor

  12. Development of FBR cycle data base system

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    In the 'Feasibility Study on Commercialized Fast Reactor Cycle System (F/S)'. scenario evaluations, cost-benefit evaluations and system characteristic evaluations to show significance of the Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) cycle system introduction concretely are performed in parallel with a design study for FBR plants, reprocessing systems and fabrication systems. In these evaluations, informations such as economic prospects, prospects for supply and demand of resources and a progress of engineering development are used in addition to design information. This report explains a FBR Cycle Database in order to carry out management and search of various design information and the relating information. The prototype system of the database was completed in the 2000 fiscal year, and the problem of the user number restriction of the prototype system has been improved by Web-ization in the 2001 fiscal year. About 7,000 data are stored in this data base (as of the end of March, 2002). The expansion of user etc., and the continuation of input work of various evaluation information will be carried out, in the phase 2 of F/S. (author)

  13. Development of NMCA system and software

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    Full text: Development of the NMCA system in the Institute of Atomic Energy is described. The Institute is the one of research scientific subdivisions of the National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Four nuclear facilities in the country is operating. Institute is a facility with two research reactors, located on the remote sites of the former Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. Layouts and main parameters of the reactors are attached. In additional to reactors, NM storages, on-pile stands, research labs and hot cell are located on sites. The NM storing and handling are covered by NMCA system which after USSR disintegration was in a bad condition: on-paper account, lack of personal training, normative documents, measuring system, and access control. After ratification of Safeguards Agreement all Kazakhstan's nuclear facilities became to being inspected by IAEA and State authority. Putting of the NMCA system according to international rules is started. Since 1993 a collaboration with Departments of Defense and Energy is begun, particularly with Los-Alamos, Sandia and Oak-Ridge National labs. Directions of development and needs of technical and methodical assistance were defined. In the following time a computers for account, spectrometric and weighing equipment for NDA, TID and other office equipment were delivered. Development of a number of documents concerning regulation of NM handling, IAEA inspectors cooperation, reporting was conducted under ORNL support. NMCA custodians were participants of many training courses held in Kazakhstan, NIS, LANL, NRC. The computerized NMCA system 'AIMAS' developed in ANL and delivered to the Institute was implemented successfully in 1995. During some followed years the 'AIMAS' system was modified step by step and spread to other nuclear facilities of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan under DOE support. The important element of supporting of SSAC development in Kazakhstan is funding and providing with methodic of annual workshops-conferences for NMCA custodians from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. These meetings are conducted continuously on the all nuclear facilities so that the NMCA specialists have a chance to meet their progress in NMCA area. Last such meeting was conducted in August 2005 at the Institute of Atomic Energy. (author)

  14. Development of the banking system in Georgia

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    Kbiltsetskhlashvili, Tea

    2008-01-01

    Over fifteen years have passed since the beginning of the reconstruction of the transition countries' banking systems. The analysis of the development of commercial banking in Georgia and other transition countries points out several features, which are typical for the starting period of financial sector reforms. It turns out from this article that the success of the reconstruction of banking sector in certain countries differs substantially. Since the starting of reforms the Georgian banking...

  15. Development of an automated handwriting analysis system

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    Vikram Kamath; Nikhil Ramaswamy; Navin Karanth, P.; Vijay Desai; Kulkarni, S. M.

    2011-01-01

    In the present study a method has been proposed for the behavioral prediction of a person through automated handwriting analysis. The present work identifies the psychological traits in the writing namely size, slant and pressure, baseline, number of breaks, margins, speed of writing and spacing between the words. The handwriting is analyzed through Image Processing in MATLAB. The behavioral pattern of the person is predicted from the above traits of the handwriting. The developed system iden...

  16. Development of cask and transportation system

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    Transportation of spent fuels to the AFR interim storage facility and disposal repository are necessary in Korea. Therefore, an emphasis has been concentrated to develop the design and fabrication technology of commercial casks. A conceptual design of the temperature and deformation measuring systems in the cask, which will be used for mock-up tests has been performed. Preliminary design data of the cask for 7 spent PWR fuels have been obtained in the course of study. (author)

  17. Development of an intellectual maintenance management system. Development of trouble detection and troubleshooting evaluation system

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    Many research activities are conducted to enhance cost performance and safety of nuclear power plants operation and maintenance. Concept of autonomous operating system to equal the role of operators and of maintenance personnel with artificial intelligence and autonomous robots has been developed. An intellectual maintenance management system has been developed to be equipped with decision making functions of maintenance personnel. The intellectual maintenance management system is in charge of maintenance function of an autonomous plant, which consists of plant-wide monitoring, evaluation of component integrity, and scheduling of maintenance activities. In other words, this system should be equipped with preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance functions those are currently loaded on personnel. In this report, we discussed condition monitoring maintenance in the preventive maintenance. We also reported a sensor validation system development for machinery condition monitoring and diagnosis. We adopted distributed and cooperative system construction technique, which is expected recently in applications to large-scale plants. This system has inter-agent communication function for signal transmission and reception among distributed physics models of machineries. The system has been constructed for water/steam system of the LMFBR power plant. The system has been validated to be capable of cooperative sensor validation by the distributed set of agents, with quantitative indication of sensor deviation based on a newly developed fuzzy algorithm with inter-agent cooperation. The derived reference parameter value from the inter-agent evaluations also stands for the alternative measurement to the malfunctioned sensor. (author)

  18. Development of remote visual inspection system

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    Visual inspection is one of the preliminary steps in qualification of any component. Also during the lifetime of the component, it has to see varying operating conditions. During this period the surface conditions of the component changes. Visual inspection is a useful tool for generating data of the surface conditions during pre service and in service inspection. This data is then useful in determining the extent of degradation during the service or to qualify the component for future service. The visual inspection gives the information about integrity of the component and thus aids in decision making whether repair or maintenance or some other inspection has to be carried out. This paper mainly highlights development of an inspection system to be used during steam generator lancing-Remote Visual Inspection System (RVIS). The RVIS is used to determine the steam generator tube sheet condition before and after lancing. The development of system was a challenge, considering dimensional restrains and small gap between the tubes through which tube sheet has to be seen. The RVIS was developed, fabricated, assembled and qualified on the steam generator mock up. The paper also briefs about various visual inspections carried out in the existing facilities in BARC for qualification, fault detection or reference data generation. All the visual inspections have been carried out after their qualification through mock up trials. In the end, current R and D work for characterizatio, current R and D work for characterization of images is also discussed. (author)

  19. ARM System Developer's Guide Designing and Optimizing System Software

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    Sloss, Andrew

    2004-01-01

    Over the last ten years, the ARM architecture has become one of the most pervasive architectures in the world, with more than 2 billion ARM-based processors embedded in products ranging from cell phones to automotive braking systems. A world-wide community of ARM developers in semiconductor and product design companies includes software developers, system designers and hardware engineers. To date no book has directly addressed their need to develop the system and software for an ARM-based system. This text fills that gap. This book provides a comprehensive description of the operation of the ARM core from a developer's perspective with a clear emphasis on software. It demonstrates not only how to write efficient ARM software in C and assembly but also how to optimize code. Example code throughout the book can be integrated into commercial products or used as templates to enable quick creation of productive software. The book covers both the ARM and Thumb instruction sets, covers Intel''s XScale Processors, ou...

  20. Development of Safety Assessment Information System (SAIS)

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    Many reports and documents about nuclear power plant safety analysis like a Periodic Safe Review (PSR), Periodic Safety Analysis (PSA) and Severe Accident Management Guideline (SAMG) come to be drawn up from KHNP. Since these are not arranged easy to look up, the systematic arrangement of data was necessary. The solution against hereupon is to store database, and it was developed with the name, SAIS, by FNC Tech. Co. together with NETEC KHNP. In this web program it is easy to manage (registration, search and statistics) data. And the authorized user can approach this system. This was developed, and was verified under the development environment of; - Web Server : Apache 2.2.5 - Program Language : PHP 5.2 - DBMS : Oracle 10g

  1. Development of 100Ci tritium handling system

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    A new experimental system has been developed for use of pure tritium amounting to 100 Ci at a time. The system consists of two experimental chambers and other components such as tritium storage-supply, gas purification, isotope separation, and exhaust gas handling devices. These components provide a complete tritium circulation in the system, and hence tritium waste can be minimized for a variety of experimental works. One of the chambers is designed for experiments using molecular tritium, and the other hand tritium plasma generated with ECR discharge. A Zr-Ni alloy is applied for impurity removal from the exhaust gas from both of the experimental chambers and gas chromatography is used for the isotope separation of purified hydrogen isotope mixtures. Other kinds of gettering materials are used for tritium isotope-supply. The exhaust gas handling system has two different devices; one is a conventional wet device, consisting of a Pt-catalyst bed and a molecular sieve bed, the other a dry device using two getter beds. This paper describes the details of the system as well as its components and the results of system performance test using non-radioactive hydrogen isotopes. (author)

  2. Herding agent field application system development

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    Buist, Ian; Belore, Randy [SL Ross Environmental Research (Canada)], email: ian@slross.com

    2011-07-01

    Chemical herding agents can be applied to deal with an oil slick. This study investigates the key system components of application systems for herding agents and shows how application systems can also be developed for operational herder usage in drift ice. These two application systems are respectively required for small boat and a helicopter operations. The factors, including the selection of flow rates, pressures and atomizing nozzle types, which give the appropriate herder droplet size distributions for small boat and aerial application systems were investigated in the initial stage of the study. In a later stage, on commercializing herders for in situ burning, further research is expected to deal with the many problems not tackled in the initial stage, such as the mounting of the nozzles, pumps and reservoirs on various aerial platforms and the provision of heating and insulation for cold-weather use. The paper presented the experiments and simulations that have been conducted as well as the basic design parameters for field application systems.

  3. Development of integrated analytical data management system

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    The Analysis Subsection of Technical Service Section, Tokai Reprocessing Plant, Tokai Works, is engaged in analysis activities required for the management of processes and measurements in the plant. Currently, it has been desired to increase the reliability of analytical data and to perform analyses more rapidly to cope with the increasing number of analysis works. To meet this end, on-line data processing has been promoted and advanced analytical equipment has been introduced in order to enhance automization. In the present study, an integrated analytical data mangement system is developed which serves for improvement of reliability of analytical data as well as for rapid retrieval and automatic compilation of these data. Fabrication of a basic model of the system has been nearly completed and test operation has already been started. In selecting hardware to be used, examinations were made on easiness of system extension, Japanese language processing function for improving man-machine interface, large-capacity auxiliary memory system, and data base processing function. The existing analysis works wer reviewed in establishing the basic design of the system. According to this basic design, the system can perform such works as analysis of application slips received from clients as well as recording, sending, filing and retrieval of analysis results. (Nogami, K.)

  4. Development of Sic Gas Sensor Systems

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    Hunter, G. W.; Neudeck, P. G.; Okojie, R. S.; Beheim, G. M.; Thomas, V.; Chen, L.; Lukco, D.; Liu, C. C.; Ward, B.; Makel, D.

    2002-01-01

    Silicon carbide (SiC) based gas sensors have significant potential to address the gas sensing needs of aerospace applications such as emission monitoring, fuel leak detection, and fire detection. However, in order to reach that potential, a range of technical challenges must be overcome. These challenges go beyond the development of the basic sensor itself and include the need for viable enabling technologies to make a complete gas sensor system: electrical contacts, packaging, and transfer of information from the sensor to the outside world. This paper reviews the status at NASA Glenn Research Center of SiC Schottky diode gas sensor development as well as that of enabling technologies supporting SiC gas sensor system implementation. A vision of a complete high temperature microfabricated SiC gas sensor system is proposed. In the long-term, it is believed that improvements in the SiC semiconductor material itself could have a dramatic effect on the performance of SiC gas sensor systems.

  5. Development of portable superconducting bulk magnet system

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    A magnetic drug delivery system (MDDS) has recently been developed enabling magnetic seeded drugs to be navigated around the diseased parts of the human body. To improve the magnetic drug delivery performance, a portable superconducting bulk magnet system with strong magnetic fields has also been developed. This magnet system primarily consists of small bulk high-temperature superconductors and a compact Stirling-cycle cryocooler. The materials used in the high-temperature superconductors are rare earth 123 single domain compounds (GdBaCuO). The main body of the magnet is 9.5 kg and 740 mm in length. In this study, a bulk magnet was successfully activated using field-cooling magnetization under a superconducting solenoid magnet. The magnetic flux densities at the surface of the vacuum chambers that contain the bulk magnets reached 5.07 T and 6.76 T under the static fields of 6 T and 10 T, respectively. We clarified that the magnetic gradient was approximately 10 T/m at a position 50 mm from the surface of the vacuum chambers. This operating bulk magnet system is portable and can be easily transported via car over long distances. (author)

  6. Development of a fast closing valve system

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    A fast closing valve is connected to a beam line branched from an electron storage ring. It protects the ultra-high-vacuum (UHV) system against inrushes of air, which may accidentally occur at a measuring station located at the down stream of the beam flow. Tow types of fast closing valve systems have been developed. The closing time guaranteed is 50 ms and 10 sm respectively for the nearly same aperture size of 150 x 15 mm. The 10 ms FCV system is described. The leak rate characteristics are kept within about 0.1 Torr.lit/sec. (1.33 x 10-2 Pa m3/sec.), even after closing operations of 1000 times. (author)

  7. Implementing Life Cycle Assessment in systems development.

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    Bhander, Gurbakhash Singh; Hauschild, Michael Zwicky

    2003-01-01

    Today's industry is being forced to consider the environmental performance of its products concurrently with traditional requirements such as quality, price or functional performance. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) technique has been identified as a powerful tool to calculate environmental impacts derived from products and system, and calculate resource consumptions. However, the complexity of LCA poses restrictions to its use in current product and system development given the need for a reduction in product development cycle time which is needed to meet the increasing competitive pressures and the rapid changes in markets for many products. The overall aim of the paper is to provide an understanding of the environmental issues involved in the early stages of product development and the capacity of life cycle assessment techniques to address these issues. The paper aims to outline the problems for the designer in evaluating the environmental benignity of the product from the outset and to provide the designer with a framework for decision support based on the performance evaluation at different stages of the design process. The overall aim of this paper is to produce an in-depth understanding of the barriers to implementation of LCA by developers of products, and of the opportunities for introducing environmental criteria in the design process through meeting the information requirements of the designer on the different life cycle stages, producing an in-depth understanding of the attitudes of practitioners among product developers to the subject area, and an understanding of possible future directions for product development. An Environmentally Conscious Design method is introduced and trade-offs are presented between design degrees of freedom and environmental solutions. It also discusses a number of possibilities which can be introduced in the design stage compared to the other life cycle stages of the product system. The paper collects experiences and ideas around the state-of-the-art in eco-design, from literature and personal experience and further provides eco-design life cycle assessment strategies. The paper reviews the current environmental evaluation practices with respect to product life cycles. As a number of deficiencies in LCA are identified, strategies are presented to provide a solution to many of the deficiencies. The result of the paper is a definition of the requirements for performance measurement techniques and a performance measurement environment necessary to support life cycle evaluation throughout the evaluation of early stages of a product system.

  8. Development of the Medium Energy Linac Systems

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    The main purposes of the proton engineering frontier project is developing a proton linac which accelerates 20 mA proton beams up to 100 MeV and supplying 20 MeV and 100 MeV proton beams to the user groups. The project 'Development of the medium energy linac systems' is aiming to design the 100 MeV proton linac, to construct an accelerating cavity, to design a MEBT system, and to develop a energy measurement system. The 100 MeV linac consists of 20 DTL tanks which are operated by five additional klystrons. The focusing lattice is FFDD as the 20 MeV DTL. However the hollow conductors are used for coils of the quadrupole magnets. The shape of the drift tubes in the new tanks is changed to compensate the reduction of the accelerating efficiency in the high energy region. For example, the face angle of drift tubes begins at 40 degrees. The bore radius is selected as 10 mm in order to eliminate beam loss in the beam line. We can obtain the 100 MeV proton beams by using these accelerating structure. We have designed some of the tanks in detail. It covers the modification of the structure by including the stem, post-coupler, and sulg-tuner effects, the error analysis, the thermal and structure analysis, the drift tube design, the magnet design, the various ports design, the support structure design, the end-plate design, etc. Now the first DTL tank is constructed by a local company. An beam extraction system is essential after 20 MeV DTL in order to supply 20 MeV proton beams. Since there are no focusing elements in the structure, the beam should be spread out. The MEBT which consists of two 3-cell DTL tanks is designed to control the beam size in the beam extraction system by magnets in the first tank and to transversely match the beam into the next DTL by magnets in the the second tank. The longitudinal matching is done by the RF in both tanks. We have also developed an energy measurement system using the time of flight method

  9. Lunar Surface Systems Supportability Technology Development Roadmap

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    Oeftering, Richard C.; Struk, Peter M.; Green, Jennifer L.; Chau, Savio N.; Curell, Philip C.; Dempsey, Cathy A.; Patterson, Linda P.; Robbins, William; Steele, Michael A.; DAnnunzio, Anthony; Meseroll, Robert; Quiter, John; Shannon, Russell; Easton, John W.; Madaras, Eric I.; BrownTaminger, Karen M.; Tabera, John T.; Tellado, Joseph; Williams, Marth K.; Zeitlin, Nancy P.

    2011-01-01

    The Lunar Surface Systems Supportability Technology Development Roadmap is a guide for developing the technologies needed to enable the supportable, sustainable, and affordable exploration of the Moon and other destinations beyond Earth. Supportability is defined in terms of space maintenance, repair, and related logistics. This report considers the supportability lessons learned from NASA and the Department of Defense. Lunar Outpost supportability needs are summarized, and a supportability technology strategy is established to make the transition from high logistics dependence to logistics independence. This strategy will enable flight crews to act effectively to respond to problems and exploit opportunities in an environment of extreme resource scarcity and isolation. The supportability roadmap defines the general technology selection criteria. Technologies are organized into three categories: diagnostics, test, and verification; maintenance and repair; and scavenge and recycle. Furthermore, "embedded technologies" and "process technologies" are used to designate distinct technology types with different development cycles. The roadmap examines the current technology readiness level and lays out a four-phase incremental development schedule with selection decision gates. The supportability technology roadmap is intended to develop technologies with the widest possible capability and utility while minimizing the impact on crew time and training and remaining within the time and cost constraints of the program.

  10. Development of Vertical Cable Seismic System (2)

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    Asakawa, E.; Murakami, F.; Tsukahara, H.; Ishikawa, K.

    2012-12-01

    The vertical cable seismic is one of the reflection seismic methods. It uses hydrophone arrays vertically moored from the seafloor to record acoustic waves generated by surface, deep-towed or ocean bottom sources. Analyzing the reflections from the sub-seabed, we could look into the subsurface structure. This type of survey is generally called VCS (Vertical Cable Seismic). Because VCS is an efficient high-resolution 3D seismic survey method for a spatially-bounded area, we proposed the method for the hydrothermal deposit survey tool development program that the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) started in 2009. We are now developing a VCS system, including not only data acquisition hardware but data processing and analysis technique. Our first experiment of VCS surveys has been carried out in Lake Biwa, JAPAN in November 2009 for a feasibility study. Prestack depth migration is applied to the 3D VCS data to obtain a high quality 3D depth volume. Based on the results from the feasibility study, we have developed two autonomous recording VCS systems. After we carried out a trial experiment in the actual ocean at a water depth of about 400m and we carried out the second VCS survey at Iheya Knoll with a deep-towed source. In this survey, we could establish the procedures for the deployment/recovery of the system and could examine the locations and the fluctuations of the vertical cables at a water depth of around 1000m. The acquired VCS data clearly shows the reflections from the sub-seafloor. Through the experiment, we could confirm that our VCS system works well even in the severe circumstances around the locations of seafloor hydrothermal deposits. We have carried out two field surveys in 2011. One is a 3D survey with a boomer for a high-resolution surface source and the other one for an actual field survey in the Izena Cauldron an active hydrothermal area in the Okinawa Trough. Through these surveys, we have confirmed that the uncertainty in the locations of the source and of the hydrophones in water could lower the quality of subsurface image. It is, therefore, strongly necessary to develop a total survey system that assures an accurate positioning and a deployment techniques. In case of shooting on sea surface, GPS navigation system are available, but in case of deep-towed source or ocean bottom source, the accuracy of shot position with SSBL/USBL is not sufficient for the very high-resolution imaging as requested for the SMS survey. We will incorporate the accurate LBL navigation systems with VCs. The LBL navigation system has been developed by IIS of the University of Tokyo. The error is estimated less than 10cm at the water depth of 3000m. Another approach is that the shot points can be calculated using the first break of the VCS after the VCS locations are estimated by slant-ranging from the sea surface. Our VCS system has been designed as a survey tool for hydrothermal deposit, but it will be also applicable for deep water site surveys or geohazard assessment such as active faults.

  11. Development of cost-benefit analysis system

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    In order to promote the FDR development, it is necessary to see various benefits brought by introduction of FBR from multiple perspectives and have a good grasp of such benefits quantitatively and an adequate R and D investment scale which corresponds with them. In this study, the structured prototype in the previous study was improved to be able to perform cost-benefit analysis. An example of improvement made in the system is addition of subroutine used for comparison between new energy and benefits brought by introduction of FBR with special emphasis on addition of logic for analyzing externality about the new energy. Other improvement examples are modification of the Conventional Year Expense Ratio method of power generation cost to Average Durable Year Cost method, addition of database function and turning input data into database, and reviewing idea on cost by the type of waste material and price of uranium. The cost-benefit analysis system was also restructured utilizing Microsoft ACCESS so that it should have a data base function. As the result of the improvement mentioned above, we expect that the improved cost-benefit analysis system will have higher generality than the system before; therefore, great deal of benefits brought by application of the system in the future is expected. (author)

  12. Research and development of tritium monitoring system

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    The outline of the development of a tritium monitoring system is presented. The system measures tritium concentration in the air. It consists of an ion trap, a gamma compensated ionization chamber, a vibrating reed electrometer, and a recorder. Two types of ionization chambers were considered. Their schematic figures, photographs, and specifications are presented together with their specific features. Specifications of the ion trap and the vibrating reed electrometer are also presented, and their performance is discussed. The saturation characteristic of the ion trap is shown. It was concluded that almost all ions contained in the air were removed above 800V with the ion trap. As for the ionization chambers, the directional gamma sensitivity was tested, and compared between the two chambers. Finally, the efficiency of the total system was tested and calibrated with a standard tritium gas sample. To simulate the practical use of the system, a series of test measurement were performed with tritium vapor of various temperature and humidity. It was concluded that the system can measure the tritium vapor whose concentration is as low as that of back ground, and that it can be operated continuously for more than 7,500 hours. (Aoki, K.)

  13. Development of superconducting ship propulsion system

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    When we plan displacement-type monohull high speed vessels, it is difficult to get the hull form with the wave-making resistance minimum, because the stern shape is restricted by arrangement of propulsive machines and shafts. A small-sized and light-weight propulsive machines will reduce the limit to full form design. Superconducting technology will have capability of realizing the small-sized and light-weight propulsion motor. The superconducting electric propulsion system which is composed of superconducting propulsion motors and generators, seems to be an ideal propulsion system for future vehicles. We have constructed a 480 kW superconducting DC homopolar laboratory test motor for developing this propulsion system. The characteristic of this motor is that it has a superconducting field winding and a segmented armature drum. The superconducting field winding which operates in the persistent current mode, is cooled by a condensation heat exchanger and helium refigerating system built into the cryostat of the superconducting field winding. The operating parameters of this motor agreed well with the design parameters. Using the design concepts of this motor, we have conceptually designed a 150,000-200,000 PS superconducting electric propulsive system for a displacement-type monohull high speed ship. (author)

  14. Development and application of earth system models.

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    Prinn, Ronald G

    2013-02-26

    The global environment is a complex and dynamic system. Earth system modeling is needed to help understand changes in interacting subsystems, elucidate the influence of human activities, and explore possible future changes. Integrated assessment of environment and human development is arguably the most difficult and most important "systems" problem faced. To illustrate this approach, we present results from the integrated global system model (IGSM), which consists of coupled submodels addressing economic development, atmospheric chemistry, climate dynamics, and ecosystem processes. An uncertainty analysis implies that without mitigation policies, the global average surface temperature may rise between 3.5 °C and 7.4 °C from 1981-2000 to 2091-2100 (90% confidence limits). Polar temperatures, absent policy, are projected to rise from about 6.4 °C to 14 °C (90% confidence limits). Similar analysis of four increasingly stringent climate mitigation policy cases involving stabilization of greenhouse gases at various levels indicates that the greatest effect of these policies is to lower the probability of extreme changes. The IGSM is also used to elucidate potential unintended environmental consequences of renewable energy at large scales. There are significant reasons for attention to climate adaptation in addition to climate mitigation that earth system models can help inform. These models can also be applied to evaluate whether "climate engineering" is a viable option or a dangerous diversion. We must prepare young people to address this issue: The problem of preserving a habitable planet will engage present and future generations. Scientists must improve communication if research is to inform the public and policy makers better. PMID:22706645

  15. Advanced systems: Status and development prospects

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    World reserves of coal, uranium, thorium and thermonuclear fuel (deuterium and lithium) are sufficient to provide mankind with energy for many centuries. The rate of increase in demand is unlikely to be a limiting factor, and it would seem that any ''limits to growth'' will be dictated by other, in particular ecological, factors. In the last two decades, world power production has developed a structure in which a predominant place is occupied by oil and gas; this will have to change as a result of the marked depletion of oil resources and the enhanced role played in the fuel balance by power from coal and nuclear fission, on which, it would seem, the long-term growth of world energy production will be based. The contribution of nuclear fission power towards meeting world energy needs will depend on a number of factors, the most important of which from a long-term point of view is the time and rate of introduction of advanced nuclear power systems and fuel cycles with high nuclear fuel surpluses (breeding ratios). The results of almost 30 years of development of nuclear power with thermal-neutron reactors may serve as a basis for the analysis, evaluation and forecasting of the development of advanced systems. (author)

  16. Development of decommissioning system engineering technology

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    In the decommissioning planning stage, it is important to select the optimized decommissioning process considering the cost and safety. Especially the selection of the optimized decommissioning process is necessary because it affects to improve worker's safety and decommissioning work efficiency. The decommissioning process evaluation technology can provide the optimized decommissioning process as constructing various decommissioning scenarios and it can help to prevent the potential accidents as delivering the exact work procedures to workers and to help workers to perform decommissioning work skillfully. It's necessary to measure the radioactive contamination in the highly contaminated facilities such as hot-cells or glove-boxes to be decommissioned for decommissioning planning. These facilities are very high radiation level, so it is difficult to approach. In this case the detector system is preferable to separate the sensor and electronics, which have to locate in the facility outside to avoid the electric noise and worker's radiation exposure. In this project, we developed the remote detection system for radiation measurement and signal transmission in the high radiation area. In order to minimize worker's exposure when decommissioning highly activated nuclear facilities, it is necessary to develop the remote handling tool to perform the dismantling work remotely. Especially, since cutting, measuring, and decontamination works should be performed remotely in the highly activated area, the remote handling tool for conducting these works should be developed. Therefore, the multi-purpose dismantling machine that can measuring dose, facility cutting, and remote handling for maintenance and decommissioning of highly activated facility should be needed

  17. Development of the plutonium oxide vitrification system

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    Repository disposal of plutonium in a suitable, immobilized form is being considered as one option for the disposition of surplus weapons-usable plutonium. Accelerated development efforts were completed in 1997 on two potential immobilization forms to facilitate downselection to one form for continued development. The two forms studied were a crystalline ceramic based on Synroc technology and a lanthanide borosilicate (LaBS) glass. As part of the glass development program, melter design activities and component testing were completed to demonstrate the feasibility of using glass as an immobilization medium. A prototypical melter was designed and built in 1997. The melter vessel and drain tube were constructed of a Pt/Rh alloy. Separate induction systems were used to heat the vessel and drain tube. A Pt/Rh stirrer was incorporated into the design to facilitate homogenization of the melt. Integrated powder feeding and off-gas systems completed the overall design. Concurrent with the design efforts, testing was conducted using a plutonium surrogate LaBS composition in an existing (near-scale) melter to demonstrate the feasibility of processing the LaBS glass on a production scale. Additionally, the drain tube configuration was successfully tested using a plutonium surrogate LaBS glass

  18. EU developments of the ITER ECRH system

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    The EU will be providing the largest contribution to the ITER electron cyclotron (EC) heating and current drive (H and CD) system (20 MW, CW at 170 GHz). The contribution includes one third of the H and CD gyrotrons, their associated power supplies and four upper port launcher antennas. In all areas of participation, the EU EC partnership (coordinated by the European Fusion Development Agreement) aims toward advancing the technology, while staying within a specified cost envelope. This is portrayed in the co-axial gyrotron development that offers the potential to double the output power per source (2.0 MW), increasing the delivered power for a fixed number of auxiliary systems. The EU partnerships also attempt to increase performance for the entire EC system, in particular the launching antennas. The proposed front steering launcher design offers greater control of MHD activity than the previous remote steering design and opens up the possibility of an enhanced performance UL. The EC physics requirements are repartitioned between the upper and equatorial launchers for a synergetic balance, which increases the EC physics capabilities while relaxing some of the engineering requirements

  19. Wind Development on Tribal Lands

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    Ken Haukaas; Dale Osborn; Belvin Pete

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    Background: The Rosebud Sioux Tribe (RST) is located in south central South Dakota near the Nebraska border. The nearest community of size is Valentine, Nebraska. The RST is a recipient of several Department of Energy grants, written by Distributed Generation Systems, Inc. (Disgen), for the purposes of assessing the feasibility of its wind resource and subsequently to fund the development of the project. Disgen, as the contracting entity to the RST for this project, has completed all the pre-construction activities, with the exception of the power purchase agreement and interconnection agreement, to commence financing and construction of the project. The focus of this financing is to maximize the economic benefits to the RST while achieving commercially reasonable rates of return and fees for the other parties involved. Each of the development activities required and its status is discussed below. Land Resource: The Owl Feather War Bonnet 30 MW Wind Project is located on RST Tribal Trust Land of approximately 680 acres adjacent to the community of St. Francis, South Dakota. The RST Tribal Council has voted on several occasions for the development of this land for wind energy purposes, as has the District of St. Francis. Actual footprint of wind farm will be approx. 50 acres. Wind Resource Assessment: The wind data has been collected from the site since May 1, 2001 and continues to be collected and analyzed. The latest projections indicate a net capacity factor of 42% at a hub height of 80 meters. The data has been collected utilizing an NRG 9300 Data logger System with instrumentation installed at 30, 40 and 65 meters on an existing KINI radio tower. The long-term annual average wind speed at 65-meters above ground level is 18.2 mph (8.1 mps) and 18.7 mph (8.4 mps) at 80-meters agl. The wind resource is excellent and supports project financing.

  20. Development and Control of a Non Linear Magnetic Levitation System

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    Full Text Available Nowadays, studies to develop and control non linear systems is of great significance. Magnetic Levitation System has gained considerable interests due to its great practical importance in different engineering fields In this paper an electromagnetic levitation system was developed and mathematical model for the system was derived. The developed system was controlled manually.

  1. 34 CFR 303.360 - Comprehensive system of personnel development.

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    2010-07-01

    ...b) The personnel development system under this part...system of personnel development required under part...developmental, and educational needs of eligible children...families in enhancing the development of their children...Implementing innovative strategies and activities...

  2. Polymer Energy Rechargeable System (PERS) Development Program

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    Baldwin, Richard S.; Manzo, Michelle A.; Dalton, Penni J.; Marsh, Richard A.; Surampudi, Rao

    2001-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have recently established a collaborative effort to support the development of polymer-based, lithium-based cell chemistries and battery technologies to address the next generation of aerospace applications and mission needs. The overall objective of this development program, which is referred to as PERS, Polymer Energy Rechargeable System, is to establish a world-class technology capability and U.S. leadership in polymer-based battery technology for aerospace applications. Programmatically, the PERS initiative will exploit both interagency collaborations to address common technology and engineering issues and the active participation of academia and private industry. The initial program phases will focus on R&D activities to address the critical technical issues and challenges at the cell level.

  3. Development of the power system for accelerator

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    The 100-MeV proton linac needs 4 modulators whose specification is as follows, -115kV, 55A, and 9%. The development of the modulators were successfully finished and installed at Gyeongju site of KAERI. One of them was used and successfully tested in the 20-MeV linac operation at Daejeon site. The klystron is used to supply the high power RF into the accelerating structure. There are 2 klystrons for 20-MeV part of the linac and 7 klystrons from 20-MeV to 100-MeV region. The maximum voltage is ?105kV, the peak power is 1.6 MW, and the duty is 9%. All of the 7 klystrons have been fabricated, tested and installed. The high power RF system includes circulators, dummy lodes, RF windows, and wave-guides. The development of the high power RF components was finished and they were installed at the Gyeongju site. The 11 sets of RCCS (resonant control cooling system) will be used to control the cooling water temperature inside the accelerating structure. The temperature range of the cooling water covers between 21 .deg. C and 33 .deg. C with the 0.1 .deg. C control. All RCCSs were installed in the klystron gallery. Purposes of the 20-MeV linac operation at Daejeon site of KAERI (2007?2011) are to supply proton beams to user, to porve the accelerator performance, to test the developed components including LLRF, diagnostics, and control system, and to measure the proton beam properties. During the period, the total number of samples reaches to 1,603 and the average machine availability becomes 96.2%. The 20-MeV linac was disassembled, moved and installed at Gyeongju site after finishing the test operation

  4. Development of a multispectral camera system

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    Sugiura, Hiroaki; Kuno, Tetsuya; Watanabe, Norihiro; Matoba, Narihiro; Hayashi, Junichiro; Miyake, Yoichi

    2000-05-01

    A highly accurate multispectral camera and the application software have been developed as a practical system to capture digital images of the artworks stored in galleries and museums. Instead of recording color data in the conventional three RGB primary colors, the newly developed camera and the software carry out a pixel-wise estimation of spectral reflectance, the color data specific to the object, to enable the practical multispectral imaging. In order to realize the accurate multispectral imaging, the dynamic range of the camera is set to 14 bits or over and the output bits to 14 bits so as to allow capturing even when the difference in light quantity between the each channel is large. Further, a small-size rotary color filter was simultaneously developed to keep the camera to a practical size. We have developed software capable of selecting the optimum combination of color filters available in the market. Using this software, n types of color filter can be selected from m types of color filter giving a minimum Euclidean distance or minimum color difference in CIELAB color space between actual and estimated spectral reflectance as to 147 types of oil paint samples.

  5. New developments of the GANIL control system

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    Since its first ion beam, the GANIL accelerator has been driven by a Control System built around a minicomputer MITRA 125 and a distributed intelligence consisting of programmable Controllers and INTEL 8080 equipped autonomous CAMAC Controllers. After a brief description of the GANIL Control System, this paper will lay emphasis on the major improvements undertaken along four main directions: a) Upgrading the Control Computer. b) Introducing more powerful local intelligence. A microprocessorized autonomous CAMAC Controller called ''DIVA 68C'' using the 68000 microprocessor embedded in a VME card has been developed. Also, the 68000 will be used in a general purpose CAMAC module, the first application of which is to replace the existing data link modules. (c) Making human-machine dialog smarter with use of color graphic terminals. d) Meeting the requirements of the coming second injector. In this purpose a fully equipped auxiliary console is being installed near the main console for operation by summer 1985

  6. The development of a neurosurgical navigation system

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    A Computer Assisted Neurosurgical Navigation System (CANS Navigator) has been developed, which assists neurosurgeons in surgery by utilizing images from highly advanced medical imaging devices. During a surgical procedure, the positional and directional information about the surgical, tools can be confirmed by observing their location on the CT or MR images on the CRT monitor. Applying magnetic field technology to position measurement, the position sensor attached to the surgical tool can be made small and light. As a result, no interference occurs with the surgical procedure. Performed on important fine vessels and nerves, neurosurgery requires precision techniques often lasting many hours. Therefore, the surgeons bear great loads physically and psychologically. Because understanding the location of the diseased part and the various organs can be made easy, the use of this system reduces the workload on surgeons and helps effect more accurate and safer surgery. (author)

  7. Developing Information System on Lunar Crescent Observations

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available We present a progress report on the development of information system of lunar crescent astronomical observations which will be largely accessible for public domain. This consists of calculations of the Moon’s ephemeris as well as systematic real-time lunar crescent observations. A well suited small telescope, equipped with a simple digital detector, is connected to a server to provide information on lunar crescent observations. The system has been used and worked well. The only constraint is poor weather condition. Network of small telescopes, installed at various locations in Indonesia, are currently planned to provide plethora of data. In the long term, this will be used to help to determine the astronomical visibility criteria of lunar crescent for Islamic calendar.

  8. Development of the Open Items Tracking System

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    The West Valley Demonstration Project, located on the site of the only commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing facility to have operated in USA, has the directed objectives of solidifying the high-level radioactive waste into a durable, solid form for shipment; decontaminating and decommissioning the tanks and facilities; and disposing of the resulting low-level and transuranic wastes. Since an escalating trend of open work items was noticed in the Fall of 1988, and there was no control mechanism for tracking and closing the open items, a Work Control System was developed for this purpose. It is self-contained system on a mainframe ARTEMIS 9000, which tracks, monitors, and closes out external commitments in a timely manner. Audits, surveillances, site appraisals, preventive maintenance, instrument calibration recall, and scheduling are covered

  9. Development of an automated ultrasonic testing system

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    Shuxiang, Jiao; Wong, Brian Stephen

    2005-04-01

    Non-Destructive Testing is necessary in areas where defects in structures emerge over time due to wear and tear and structural integrity is necessary to maintain its usability. However, manual testing results in many limitations: high training cost, long training procedure, and worse, the inconsistent test results. A prime objective of this project is to develop an automatic Non-Destructive testing system for a shaft of the wheel axle of a railway carriage. Various methods, such as the neural network, pattern recognition methods and knowledge-based system are used for the artificial intelligence problem. In this paper, a statistical pattern recognition approach, Classification Tree is applied. Before feature selection, a thorough study on the ultrasonic signals produced was carried out. Based on the analysis of the ultrasonic signals, three signal processing methods were developed to enhance the ultrasonic signals: Cross-Correlation, Zero-Phase filter and Averaging. The target of this step is to reduce the noise and make the signal character more distinguishable. Four features: 1. The Auto Regressive Model Coefficients. 2. Standard Deviation. 3. Pearson Correlation 4. Dispersion Uniformity Degree are selected. And then a Classification Tree is created and applied to recognize the peak positions and amplitudes. Searching local maximum is carried out before feature computing. This procedure reduces much computation time in the real-time testing. Based on this algorithm, a software package called SOFRA was developed to recognize the peaks, calibrate automatically and test a simulated shaft automatically. The automatic calibration procedure and the automatic shaft testing procedure are developed.

  10. Development techniques of computerized maintenance Management system

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    Normal operation of the facility is one of the key factors in the accomplishments of research goals. As confirmed by a case study of the influence of the facility operation condition on the research results, emphasis should be put on the facility preserve management. Facilities should be maintained in solid operational condition and their malfunctions should be repaired as soon as possible. The purpose of this project is to make propositions on the development of the facility preserve management system which is to maximize the efficiency of the budget execution, manpower organization and maintenance planning, and is to minimize the duration of the operational pause due to malfunctions with the least disbursement

  11. EU Developments of the ITER ECRH System

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    The electron cyclotron (EC) heating and current drive (H (and) CD) system of ITER will deliver 20 MW/CW in the plasma at 170 GHz for H (and) CD in addition to 2.5 MW/3 s at 120 GHz for plasma start-up. The EC system is composed of power supplies (PS), up to 24 H (and) CD gyrotrons (1 to 2 MW tubes), 3 start-up gyrotrons (1 MW tubes), 24 transmission lines and two sets of launching antennas: equatorial (EL) and upper (UL) launchers. Under the present ITER procurement package the EU is responsible for one third of the H (and) CD 170 GHz gyrotrons, all PSs associated with the H (and) CD system, and the whole set (4) of upper launchers. In all areas of participation, the EU EC partnership (coordinated by the European Fusion Development Association - EFDA) aims toward advancing the technology of each of these subsystems. For example, procurement of Pulse Step Modulator (PSM) HVPS is under consideration, which might have equivalent costs to the present ITER design (thyristor HVPS and HV series switch), but with an increased flexibility in operation and variation in the EC power waveform. The EU is at the forefront in gyrotron research and is developing a 2 MW CW 170 GHz coaxial cavity gyrotron offering an increase in output power while maintaining moderate power densities in the gyrotron cavity and collector. THALESR in collaboration with its EFDA partners (FZK, CRPP, TEKES) is manufacturing a series of prototype tubes in three phases of typically 1 s, 100 s and then CW pulse capacity (? 2010). A 2 MW, CW gyrotron test facility is being built at CRPP that will be used to develop the 2 MW coaxial tube, in addition to testing various components required by the EC system. EFDA has undertaken a parallel development of two launcher options: front (FS) and remote (RS) steering, with the aim of providing an optimum launcher for ITER weighing EC physics aspects and operation reliability. The FS launcher (ITER reference design) offers a significant enhancement in physics performance, while the RS (backup solution) offers a remote steering mirror far from the plasma for simplified ex-vessel maintenance access. The principle role of the UL is to stabilise neoclassical tearing modes. However, an enhanced performance UL launcher is under investigation by EFDA, seeking synergy between the EL and UL that would extend the physics potential of both launchers for an enhanced ITER EC physics performance, while at the same time relax some of the engineering requirements. (author)

  12. Development of the High Energy Linac Systems

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    The main purpose of this project is studying the extension plan of the proton engineering frontier project (PEFP) 100-MeV Linac. It includes three categories. One is studying operation plan of the PEFP linac and its extended accelerators, and developing a distribution system of 100-MeV proton beams with a laser striping. Other is designing superconducting RF (SRF) modules and fabricating and testing a copper cavity model. The other is designing a rapid cycling synchrotron (RCS). The operation scheme of the PEFP linac is related to the optimization in the operation of the 100-MeV linac, 200-MeV SRF, and RCS. We studied several operational method to increase the validity of the accelerators. The beam distribution system has two roles. One is supplying proton beams of 100 MeV to the user group. The laser stripping of the negative hydrogen atoms is used in this case. The other beams are directed to the next high energy accelerators. This study contributes to increase the availability of the proton beams. The SRF is one of candidates to extend the PEFP linac system. Since the accelerating gradient of the SRF is much higher than the normal conducting accelerator, a lot of institutes over the world are developing the SRF structure. Main purposes are designing an SRF module, fabricating and testing an copper model which has similar material properties as Nb of the usual SRF cavity material. The RCS is a synchrotron whose injector is the PEFP 100-MeV linac. Main purposes are determining the lattice structure, studying the fast and slow extraction system, simulating beam behavior in the designed synchrotron. The RCS will be used as the spallation neutron source and tools in the basic and applied science including medical application

  13. Development of NRU reflector wall inspection system

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    In 2009 May, the National Research Universal (NRU) calandria leaked. During the next year, the calandria was inspected with six new Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques to determine the extent of the corrosion, repaired, and finally the repair was inspected with four additional new NDE techniques before the reactor was returned to service. The calandria is surrounded by a light-water reflector vessel fabricated from the same material as the calandria vessel. Concerns that the same corrosion mechanism had damaged the reflector vessel led to the development of a system to inspect the full circumference of the reflector wall for corrosion damage. The inspection region could only be accessed through 64 mm diameter ports, was 10 m below the port, and had to be inspected from the corroded surface. The ultrasonic technique was designed to produce a closely spaced wall thickness (WT) grid over an area of approximately 5 m2 on the corroded surface using a very small probe holder. This paper describes the Reflector Wall Inspection (RWI) development project and the system that resulted. (author)

  14. Development of NRU reflector wall inspection system

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    Lumsden, R.H.; Luloff, B.V.; Zahn, N.; Simpson, N., E-mail: lumsdenr@aecl.ca [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk River, Ontario (Canada)

    2013-06-15

    In 2009 May, the National Research Universal (NRU) calandria leaked. During the next year, the calandria was inspected with six new Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques to determine the extent of the corrosion, repaired, and finally the repair was inspected with four additional new NDE techniques before the reactor was returned to service. The calandria is surrounded by a light-water reflector vessel fabricated from the same material as the calandria vessel. Concerns that the same corrosion mechanism had damaged the reflector vessel led to the development of a system to inspect the full circumference of the reflector wall for corrosion damage. The inspection region could only be accessed through 64 mm diameter ports, was 10 m below the port, and had to be inspected from the corroded surface. The ultrasonic technique was designed to produce a closely spaced wall thickness (WT) grid over an area of approximately 5 m2 on the corroded surface using a very small probe holder. This paper describes the Reflector Wall Inspection (RWI) development project and the system that resulted. (author)

  15. Mobile Systems Development: An Empirical Study

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    Hosbond, J. H.

    As part of an ongoing study on mobile systems development (MSD), this paper presents preliminary findings of research-in-progress. The debate on mobility in research has so far been dominated by mobile HCI, technological innovations, and socio-technical issues related to new and emerging mobile work patterns. This paper is about the development of mobile systems.Based on an on-going empirical study I present four case studies of companies each with different products or services to offer and diverging ways of establishing and sustaining a successful business in the mobile industry. From the case studies I propose a five-layered framework for understanding the structure and segmentation of the industry. This leads to an analysis of the different modes of operation within the mobile industry, exemplified by the four case studies.The contribution of this paper is therefore two-fold: (1) I present preliminary findings from an on-going multiple case study that indicates and support a five-layered segmentation of the mobile industry, and (2) I propose four modes of operation reflecting the diversified nature of MSD.

  16. Development of Shimadzu digital subtraction system

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    Shimadzu has recently developed a digital subtraction system. It can perform intra-arterial digital subtraction angiography (DSA) using low concentration of contrast medium, or can visualize arteries with intravenuous injection. It can extremely reduce patient's pain in angiography. Image quality of DSA has been much improved by the development of high quality image amplifiers, improvement of signal-to-noise ratio of the x-ray television unit and the development of digital disk recorders. The peak-hold subtraction method that is now under clinical study presents images of blood vessels as the trace of the flow of contrast medium. The maximum-hold memory where the maximum value of the brightness in some period is stored for every picture element is subtracted from the minimum-hold memory where the minimum value is stored, and thus images of blood vessels can be obtained. Hardware of this method is rather simple and it is expected that the amount of contrast medium may be reduced or x-ray dose of the patient may be decreased. (author)

  17. Direct Drive Hall Thruster System Development

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    Hoskins, W. Andrew; Homiak, Daniel; Cassady, R. Joseph; Kerslake, Tom; Peterson, Todd; Ferguson, Dale; Snyder, Dave; Mikellides, Ioannis; Jongeward, Gary; Schneider, Todd

    2003-01-01

    The sta:us of development of a Direct Drive Ha!! Thruster System is presented. 13 the first part. a s:udy of the impacts to spacecraft systems and mass benefits of a direct-drive architecture is reviewed. The study initially examines four cases of SPT-100 and BPT-4000 Hall thrusters used for north-south station keeping on an EXPRESS-like geosynchronous spacecraft and for primary propulsion for a Deep Space- 1 based science spacecraft. The study is also extended the impact of direct drive on orbit raising for higher power geosynchronous spacecraft and on other deep space missions as a function of power and delta velocity. The major system considerations for accommodating a direct drive Hall thruster are discussed, including array regulation, system grounding, distribution of power to the spacecraft bus, and interactions between current-voltage characteristics for the arrays and thrusters. The mass benefit analysis shows that, for the initial cases, up to 42 kg of dry mass savings is attributable directly to changes in the propulsion hardware. When projected mass impacts of operating the arrays and the electric power system at 300V are included, up to 63 kg is saved for the four initial cases. Adoption of high voltage lithium ion battery technology is projected to further improve these savings. Orbit raising of higher powered geosynchronous spacecraft, is the mission for which direct drive provides the most benefit, allowing higher efficiency electric orbit raising to be accomplished in a limited period of time, as well as nearly eliminating significant power processing heat rejection mass. The total increase in useful payload to orbit ranges up to 278 kg for a 25 kW spacecraft, launched from an Atlas IIA. For deep space missions, direct drive is found to be most applicable to higher power missions with delta velocities up to several km/s , typical of several Discovery-class missions. In the second part, the status of development of direct drive propulsion power electronics is presented. The core of this hardware is the heater-keeper-magnet supply being qualified for the BPT-4000 by Aerojet. A breadboard propulsion power unit is in fabrication and is scheduled for delivery late in 2003.

  18. Development of a curving stablehole plough system

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    Weitz, W. (Bergbau AG Westfalen, Dortmund (Germany, F.R.). Bergwerk Achenbach)

    1989-01-01

    The curving stablehole plough system was developed for application at thin coal seams and its operativeness was tested on artificial face. The stablehole plough, which has its own drive, is hauled by a chain whose guide is set horizontally above the stablehole plough guide. The plough engages into the chain guide by means of a portal. The stablehole plough's drive is positioned in the road, above the face plough and conveyor drives. The end of the system consists of a tensionable idle return sprocket on the face, some 20 m from the face entrance. The face selected for the first application was in the Mausegatt seam, with a length of panel of 1080 m. The seam thickness was 0.9 to 1.25 m. Two technical innovations were installed for the current field trail, namely a freely-programmable Compex control system and an incremental device at the auxiliary drive and the third and sixth shield on the face, allowing the depth of web taken by the stablehole and curving plough to be pre-set. (MOS).

  19. Development of the environmental data management system

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    The recent society requires business activities with environmental consideration to every enterprise. Also, Japanese laws require those activities. For example, 'Law Concerning the Promotion of Business Activities with Environmental Consideration by Specified Corporations, etc, by Facilitating Access to Environmental Information, and Other Measures' (Environmental Consideration Law) mandates publication of a report relating to the activities of environmental consideration to each enterprise above designated size. 'Act on the Rational Use of Energy' mandates the report of the results of energy consumption and the long-term plan of the rational use of energy. Moreover, 'Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures' mandates the report of the greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to those, 'Water Pollution Control Law', 'Waste Management and Public Cleaning Law' and other environmental laws as well as environmental ordinances require business activities with environmental consideration to all companies. So, it is very important for Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to report business activities with environmental consideration in order to build up trustful relations with the nation and communities. The Environmental Data Management System has been developed as the data base of business activities with environmental consideration in JAEA and as the means to promote the activities at every site and office of JAEA. This report summarizes the structure of the Environmental Data Management System, kinds of environmental performance data treated by the system, and gathering methods of the data. (author)

  20. Web-based Core Design System Development

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    The selection of a loading pattern is one of core design processes in the operation of a nuclear power plant. A potential new loading pattern is identified by selecting fuels that to not exceed the major limiting factors of the design and that satisfy the core design conditions for employing fuel data from the existing loading pattern of the current operating cycle. The selection of a loading pattern is also related to the cycle plan of an operating nuclear power plant and must meet safety and economic requirements. In selecting an appropriate loading pattern, all aspects, such as input creation, code runs and result processes are processed as text forms manually by a designer, all of which may be subject to human error, such as syntax or running errors. Time-consuming results analysis and decision-making processes are the most significant inefficiencies to avoid. A web-based nuclear plant core design system was developed here to remedy the shortcomings of an existing core design system. The proposed system adopts the general methodology of OPR1000 (Korea Standard Nuclear Power Plants) and Westinghouse-type plants. Additionally, it offers a GUI (Graphic User Interface)-based core design environment with a user-friendly interface for operators. It reduces human errors related to design model creation, computation, final reload core model selection, final output confirmation, and result data validation and verification. Most significantly, it reduces the core design timnificantly, it reduces the core design time by more than 75% compared to its predecessor

  1. Development of intellectual reactor design system IRDS

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    An intellectual reactor design system IRDS has been developed to support feasibility study and conceptual design of new type reactors in the fields of reactor core design including neutronics, thermal-hydraulics and fuel design. IRDS is an integrated software system in which a variety of computer codes in the different fields are installed. An integration of simulation modules are performed by the information transfer between modules through design model in which the design information of the current design work is stored. An object oriented architecture is realized in frame representation of core configuration in a design data base. The knowledge relating to design tasks to be performed are encapsulated, to support the conceptual design work. The system is constructed on an engineering workstation, and supports efficiently design work through man-machine interface adopting the advanced information processing technologies. Optimization methods for design parameters with use of the artificial intelligence technique are now under study, to reduce the parametric study work. A function to search design window in which design is feasible is realized in the fuel pin design. (orig.)

  2. Development of multichannel MEG system at IGCAR

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    Mariyappa, N.; Parasakthi, C.; Gireesan, K.; Sengottuvel, S.; Patel, Rajesh; Janawadkar, M. P.; Radhakrishnan, T. S.; Sundar, C. S.

    2013-02-01

    We describe some of the challenging aspects in the indigenous development of the whole head multichannel magnetoencephalography (MEG) system at IGCAR, Kalpakkam. These are: i) fabrication and testing of a helmet shaped sensor array holder of a polymeric material experimentally tested to be compatible with liquid helium temperatures, ii) the design and fabrication of the PCB adapter modules, keeping in mind the inter-track cross talk considerations between the electrical leads used to provide connections from SQUID at liquid helium temperature (4.2K) to the electronics at room temperature (300K) and iii) use of high resistance manganin wires for the 86 channels (86×8 leads) essential to reduce the total heat leak which, however, inevitably causes an attenuation of the SQUID output signal due to voltage drop in the leads. We have presently populated 22 of the 86 channels, which include 6 reference channels to reject the common mode noise. The whole head MEG system to cover all the lobes of the brain will be progressively assembled when other three PCB adapter modules, presently under fabrication, become available. The MEG system will be used for a variety of basic and clinical studies including localization of epileptic foci during pre-surgical mapping in collaboration with neurologists.

  3. Time fractional development of quantum systems

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    In this study, the effect of time fractionalization on the development of quantum systems is taken under consideration by making use of fractional calculus. In this context, a Mittag-Leffler function is introduced as an important mathematical tool in the generalization of the evolution operator. In order to investigate the time fractional evolution of the quantum (nano) systems, time fractional forms of motion are obtained for a Schroedinger equation and a Heisenberg equation. As an application of the concomitant formalism, the wave functions, energy eigenvalues, and probability densities of the potential well and harmonic oscillator are time fractionally obtained via the fractional derivative order ?, which is a measure of the fractality of time. In the case ?=1, where time becomes homogenous and continuous, traditional physical conclusions are recovered. Since energy and time are conjugate to each other, the fractional derivative order ? is relevant to time. It is understood that the fractionalization of time gives rise to energy fluctuations of the quantum (nano) systems.

  4. Web-based Core Design System Development

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    Moon, So Young; Kim, Hyung Jin [Atomic Creative Technology Co., Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Yang, Sung Tae; Hong, Sun Kwan [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-08-15

    The selection of a loading pattern is one of core design processes in the operation of a nuclear power plant. A potential new loading pattern is identified by selecting fuels that to not exceed the major limiting factors of the design and that satisfy the core design conditions for employing fuel data from the existing loading pattern of the current operating cycle. The selection of a loading pattern is also related to the cycle plan of an operating nuclear power plant and must meet safety and economic requirements. In selecting an appropriate loading pattern, all aspects, such as input creation, code runs and result processes are processed as text forms manually by a designer, all of which may be subject to human error, such as syntax or running errors. Time-consuming results analysis and decision-making processes are the most significant inefficiencies to avoid. A web-based nuclear plant core design system was developed here to remedy the shortcomings of an existing core design system. The proposed system adopts the general methodology of OPR1000 (Korea Standard Nuclear Power Plants) and Westinghouse-type plants. Additionally, it offers a GUI (Graphic User Interface)-based core design environment with a user-friendly interface for operators. It reduces human errors related to design model creation, computation, final reload core model selection, final output confirmation, and result data validation and verification. Most significantly, it reduces the core design time by more than 75% compared to its predecessor.

  5. Development of Ultrasonic Wave Propagation Imaging System

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    Laser-based ultrasonic sensing requires the probe with fixed fecal length, but this requirement is not essential in laser-based ultrasonic generation. Based on this fact, we designed a pulsed laser-based ultrasonic wave propagation imaging (UWPI) system with a tilting mirror system for rapid scanning of target, and an in-line band-pass filtering capable of ultrasonic mode selection. 1D-temporal averaging, 2D-spatial averaging, and 3D-data structure building algorithms were developed far clearer results allowing fur higher damage detectability. The imaging results on a flat stainless steel plate were presented in movie and snapshot formats which showed the propagation of ultrasound visible as a concentric wave field emerging from the location of an ultrasonic sensor. A hole in the plate with a diameter of 1 mm was indicated by the scattering wave fields. The results showed that this robust UWPI system is independent of focal length and reference data requirements.

  6. Analysis and calculation of macrosegregation in a casting ingot. MPS solidification model. Volume 2: Software documentation

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    Maples, A. L.

    1980-01-01

    The software developed for the solidification model is presented. A link between the calculations and the FORTRAN code is provided, primarily in the form of global flow diagrams and data structures. A complete listing of the solidification code is given.

  7. GST Revisited: Working Systems Principles for Training and Development Consultants.

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    Owens, Elizabeth

    1990-01-01

    Presents seven principles for applying technology to training and development problems. Based on General Systems Theory (GST), these principles were developed to help with long-term decisions. Highlights include instructional systems development models; complexity in cultural systems; matching training materials to user characteristics; systems

  8. The development of KAERI management information system (II) -The development of Time Sheet Management System-

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    The purpose of this report is to describe the work done for the development, operation and maintenance of Time Sheet Management System. This work is a part of the development KAERI management information system. Manpower management is essential to cope with the external circumstances promptly and to maximize the productivity of the organization. This work aims at setting up a basis for the manpower management system. It is widely recognized that neither timely decision making nor competitive edge can be secured with the traditional management technology in so a rapidly changing situations home and abroad, which can be characterized by openness and informality. The necessity of efficient and scientific man-power management by time-study has emerged on the reorganization of KAERI by expanding matrix system in order to enhance the R and D productivity. (Author)

  9. Geographic Information Systems and Web Page Development

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    Reynolds, Justin

    2004-01-01

    The Facilities Engineering and Architectural Branch is responsible for the design and maintenance of buildings, laboratories, and civil structures. In order to improve efficiency and quality, the FEAB has dedicated itself to establishing a data infrastructure based on Geographic Information Systems, GIs. The value of GIS was explained in an article dating back to 1980 entitled "Need for a Multipurpose Cadastre which stated, "There is a critical need for a better land-information system in the United States to improve land-conveyance procedures, furnish a basis for equitable taxation, and provide much-needed information for resource management and environmental planning." Scientists and engineers both point to GIS as the solution. What is GIS? According to most text books, Geographic Information Systems is a class of software that stores, manages, and analyzes mapable features on, above, or below the surface of the earth. GIS software is basically database management software to the management of spatial data and information. Simply put, Geographic Information Systems manage, analyze, chart, graph, and map spatial information. At the outset, I was given goals and expectations from my branch and from my mentor with regards to the further implementation of GIs. Those goals are as follows: (1) Continue the development of GIS for the underground structures. (2) Extract and export annotated data from AutoCAD drawing files and construct a database (to serve as a prototype for future work). (3) Examine existing underground record drawings to determine existing and non-existing underground tanks. Once this data was collected and analyzed, I set out on the task of creating a user-friendly database that could be assessed by all members of the branch. It was important that the database be built using programs that most employees already possess, ruling out most AutoCAD-based viewers. Therefore, I set out to create an Access database that translated onto the web using Internet Explorer as the foundation. After some programming, it was possible to view AutoCAD files and other GIS-related applications on Internet Explorer, while providing the user with a variety of editing commands and setting options. I was also given the task of launching a divisional website using Macromedia Flash and other web- development programs.

  10. Development of Vertical Cable Seismic System

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    Asakawa, E.; Murakami, F.; Sekino, Y.; Okamoto, T.; Ishikawa, K.; Tsukahara, H.; Shimura, T.

    2011-12-01

    In 2009, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT) started the survey system development for Hydrothermal deposit. We proposed the Vertical Cable Seismic (VCS), the reflection seismic survey with vertical cable above seabottom. VCS has the following advantages for hydrothermal deposit survey. (1) VCS is an efficient high-resolution 3D seismic survey in limited area. (2) It achieves high-resolution image because the sensors are closely located to the target. (3) It avoids the coupling problems between sensor and seabottom that cause serious damage of seismic data quality. (4) Because of autonomous recording system on sea floor, various types of marine source are applicable with VCS such as sea-surface source (GI gun etc.) , deep-towed or ocean bottom source. Our first experiment of 2D/3D VCS surveys has been carried out in Lake Biwa, JAPAN, in November 2009. The 2D VCS data processing follows the walk-away VSP, including wave field separation and depth migration. Seismic Interferometry technique is also applied. The results give much clearer image than the conventional surface seismic. Prestack depth migration is applied to 3D data to obtain good quality 3D depth volume. Seismic Interferometry technique is applied to obtain the high resolution image in the very shallow zone. Based on the feasibility study, we have developed the autonomous recording VCS system and carried out the trial experiment in actual ocean at the water depth of about 400m to establish the procedures of deployment/recovery and to examine the VC position or fluctuation at seabottom. The result shows that the VC position is estimated with sufficient accuracy and very little fluctuation is observed. Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo took the research cruise NT11-02 on JAMSTEC R/V Natsushima in February, 2011. In the cruise NT11-02, JGI carried out the second VCS survey using the autonomous VCS recording system with the deep towed source provided by Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. It generates high frequency acoustic waves around 1kHz. The acquired VCS data clearly shows the reflections and currently being processed for imaging the subsurface structure.

  11. Horse-like walking, trotting, and galloping derived from kinematic Motion Primitives (kMPs) and their application to walk/trot transitions in a compliant quadruped robot.

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    Moro, Federico L; Spröwitz, Alexander; Tuleu, Alexandre; Vespignani, Massimo; Tsagarakis, Nikos G; Ijspeert, Auke J; Caldwell, Darwin G

    2013-06-01

    This manuscript proposes a method to directly transfer the features of horse walking, trotting, and galloping to a quadruped robot, with the aim of creating a much more natural (horse-like) locomotion profile. A principal component analysis on horse joint trajectories shows that walk, trot, and gallop can be described by a set of four kinematic Motion Primitives (kMPs). These kMPs are used to generate valid, stable gaits that are tested on a compliant quadruped robot. Tests on the effects of gait frequency scaling as follows: results indicate a speed optimal walking frequency around 3.4 Hz, and an optimal trotting frequency around 4 Hz. Following, a criterion to synthesize gait transitions is proposed, and the walk/trot transitions are successfully tested on the robot. The performance of the robot when the transitions are scaled in frequency is evaluated by means of roll and pitch angle phase plots. PMID:23463501

  12. Development of nuclear data base system

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    Following scope of tasks are performed to establish the nuclear data base which is the infra structure for the nuclear related research and industry. - Upgrade of Table of Nuclides web service and addition of new feature to existing ENDF plotting services. - Establishment of nuclear structures data base. Reconstruction of nuclear structure (ENSDF) data base with up-to-date data. - Establishment of nuclear reaction data base. Collection of the experimental reaction database (EXFOR). Collection of the evaluated nuclear reaction data libraries. Development of data retrieval programs. - Group constant library generation and verification. Generation of MATXS group constant library for thermal reactor application and verification against U-235 cores. Improvement of the cross section library preparation system for the MCNP code. (author). 15 refs., 8 tabs., 8 figs

  13. Development of respiratory gating system in MRI

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    Respiratory gating system in a 0.15 Tesla MRI was developed in order to reduce motion artifacts by respiration. As devices to detect-respiratory movement, we employed an air bag, a electrolyte band or a thermistor. The quality of respiratory gated images of the abdomen was much improved, especially by using the air bag or the band with a tube containing electrolyte solution. Respitatory gating improved the visualization of abdominal viscera such as liver, spleen, gallbladder and kidneys. Combination of respiratory and cardiac gating made the images much better. Respiratory gating tends to make the scan time longer, however, improvement of the image quality offsets the demerit enough and can save the averaging times. (author)

  14. Development of centralized ALARA meetings registration system

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    Effective implementation of a radiological surveillance program in an NPP is one of the important aspects of the radiological safety management. This is achieved through the philosophy of ALARA. At Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) - 3 and 4 there is a well-established ALARA organization and conduction of ALARA meetings is an integral part of it. Need was felt to have a centralized system for registration of ALARA meetings so that maximum benefit of these could be extracted. Inputs, flow of information and logics were provided to information and technology group at RAPS - 3 and 4 to develop a software program. This program is unique and provides opportunities to get required benefits of ALARA meetings conducted at the station. (author)

  15. Reliable Software Development for Machine Protection Systems

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    Anderson, D; Dragu, M; Fuchsberger, K; Garnier, JC; Gorzawski, AA; Koza, M; Krol, K; Misiowiec, K; Stamos, K; Zerlauth, M

    2014-01-01

    The Controls software for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, with more than 150 millions lines of code, resides amongst the largest known code bases in the world1. Industry has been applying Agile software engineering techniques for more than two decades now, and the advantages of these techniques can no longer be ignored to manage the code base for large projects within the accelerator community. Furthermore, CERN is a particular environment due to the high personnel turnover and manpower limitations, where applying Agile processes can improve both, the codebase management as well as its quality. This paper presents the successful application of the Agile software development process Scrum for machine protection systems at CERN, the quality standards and infrastructure introduced together with the Agile process as well as the challenges encountered to adapt it to the CERN environment.

  16. Development of portable driving simulator system

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    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In accordance with aging of populations in many developed countries, number of drivers who suffer from mild cognitive impairment (MCI drivers is increasing. Since it has been reported that driving skill of the MCI drivers are deteriorated, it is important to train themselves in driving situation to preserve their driving skills. The present study was conducted to develop the simple driving simulator system, and to examine the effect of training in this system.Design/methodology/approach: Nineteen university students (8 males and 11 females participated in this study. After the habituation period (approximately 5min, three trials (approximately 12 min were conducted. Experimental situation imitated the real highway course. During trials, dangerous situation that would be resulted in car accident is randomly appeared and participants were required to avoid the car accidents. To avoid the possible car accidents are considered as correct response.Findings: Mean percent of correct responses for male and female were 75.2% and 56.6% in 1st trial and 95.7% and 72.6% in 3rd trial, respectively. Two-way analysis of variance revealed that the main effect of sex(F (1, 14 = 7.84, p < .05 and trials (F (2, 34 = 10.19, p < .001. These results indicate that numbers of car accidents are dramatically decreased and the driving skills of male are superior to that of female.Practical implications: Although the present study revealed the differences in driving skills between the sexes, their driving history was not considered. Driving history of each participant should be examined in future study.Originality/value: Since the improvement of driving skills is revealed, our experimental design is expected as the tool for the preservation of driving skills in the MCI drivers.

  17. Design and Development of Robot Hand System

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    Panchumarthy Seetharamaiah

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Research on robot hand design is being carried out to accommodate a variety of tasks such as grasping and manipulation of objects in the field of industrial applications, service robots and rehabilitation robots. Problem statement: To design and develop a microcontroller-based four fingered robotic hand with a simple and minimal control strategy to pick and place application with object detection by simple IR sensor logic. Approach: The methodology is based on anthropomorphic design with three fingers and an opposing thumb. Each finger has three links and three double revolute joints. Each finger is actuated by a single opposing pair of tendons. The robot hand system is interfaced to microcontroller with software control by means of 14 independent commands for the motion of joints: close and open for fore finger, middle finger, ring finger and thumb finger and wrist up and down, base clockwise and counter clockwise, pick and place and home position. The tendoning system and wireless feedback logic provide the hand with the ability to confirm to object topology and therefore providing the advantage of using a simple control structure. Results: Reliable grasping and releasing is achieved with simple control mechanisms and IR sensors/push-button switches. The hand can pick a variety of objects with different surface characteristics and shapes without having to reconstruct its surface description. Picking of the object is successfully completed as long as the object is within the workspace of the hand and placed the object at the desired position within the workspace by relevant software control using keyboard commands. Conclusion: Hardware and software development of microcontroller-based four-fingered robotic hand is addressed. Details of hand control software for mainly pick and place applications are presented. Results of the experimental work for pick and place application of different objects is enumerated.

  18. Development of the excretory system in a polyplacophoran mollusc: stages in metanephridial system development

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Two types of excretory systems, protonephridia and metanephridial systems are common among bilaterians. The homology of protonephridia of lophotrochozoan taxa has been widely accepted. In contrast, the homology of metanephridial systems – including coelomic cavities as functional units – among taxa as well as the homology between the two excretory systems is a matter of ongoing discussion. This particularly concerns the molluscan kidneys, which are mostly regarded as being derived convergently to the metanephridia of e.g. annelids because of different ontogenetic origin. A reinvestigation of nephrogenesis in polyplacophorans, which carry many primitive traits within molluscs, could shed light on these questions. Results The metanephridial system of Lepidochitona corrugata develops rapidly in the early juvenile phase. It is formed from a coelomic anlage that soon achieves endothelial organization. The pericardium and heart are formed from the central portion of the anlage. The nephridial components are formed by outgrowth from lateral differentiations of the anlage. Simultaneously with formation of the heart, podocytes appear in the atrial wall of the pericardium. In addition, renopericardial ducts, kidneys and efferent nephroducts, all showing downstream ciliation towards the internal lumen, become differentiated (specimen length: 0.62 mm. Further development consists of elongation of the kidney and reinforcement of filtration and reabsorptive structures. Conclusions During development and in fully formed condition the metanephridial system of Lepidochitona corrugata shares many detailed traits (cellular and overall organization with the protonephridia of the same species. Accordingly, we suggest a serial homology of various cell types and between the two excretory systems and the organs as a whole. The formation of the metanephridial system varies significantly within Mollusca, thus the mode of formation cannot be used as a homology criterion. Because of similarities in overall organization, we conclude that the molluscan metanephridial system is homologous with that of the annelids not only at the cellular but also at the organ level.

  19. Development of generation IV nuclear energy systems

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    The fifth 'Generation IV International Forum (GIF), Policy Group Meetings' was held at the Zen-Nikku Hotel in Tokyo, on September 19-20, 2002, under participations of Abraham, Secretary of DOE in U.S.A., Columbani, Secretary of CEA in France, Fujiie, Chairman of CAE in Japan, Kano, Parliamental Minister of MIS in Japan, and so on. Ten nations entering GIF (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Switzerland, U.K., and U.S.A.) selected six next generation nuclear energy concepts for objects of international cooperative research and development aiming at its practice by 2030. These concepts applicable to not only power generation, but also hydrogen production, sea water purification, and so on, are sodium liquid metal cooled reactor (Japan), high temperature gas cooled reactor (France), Super-critical pressure water cooled reactor (SCWR: Canada), Lead metal cooled reactor (Switzerland), Gas cooled fast reactor (U.S.A.), and molten salts reactor. On the generation IV nuclear reactor systems aiming to further upgrade their sustainability, safety, economical efficiency, and nuclear non proliferation, the 'Plans on Technical Development' (Road-map) to decide priority of their R and Ds has been cooperatively discussed under frameworks of international research cooperation by the GIF members nations. Here were shared descriptions on nuclear fuel cycle as a remise of technical evaluation and adopted concepts by Japanese participants contributing to makinapanese participants contributing to making up the Road-map. (G.K.)

  20. Development of an airborne wind measurement system

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    Inokuchi, Hamaki; Endo, Eiichi; Ando, Toshiyuki; Asaka, Kimio; Tanaka, Hisamichi; Hirano, Yoshihito

    2009-07-01

    Accidents to airliners caused by air turbulence have been increasing in recent years. At present there is no sure way of avoiding encounters with clear air turbulence (CAT) because conventional airborne weather radars cannot detect turbulence in clear conditions. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is therefore developing a Doppler LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) which can measure wind speeds ahead of an aircraft even in clear air. Turbulence prediction in flight has already been demonstrated using experimental Doppler LIDARs, and the latest prototype aims at turbulence detection up to 5 nautical miles (9 km) ahead at jet airliner cruising altitudes. Wind velocity measurement by LIDAR is difficult at high altitude because of low aerosol particle density. Regular atmospheric observation flights are therefore being made to establish the basic specifications of a practical device. Furthermore, since air turbulence information should be displayed on the flight deck, a graphical turbulence display is also being studied. This paper describes the development of the airborne wind measurement system and presents examples of flight experiment results.

  1. Systems approach to nuclear waste glass development

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    Development of a host solid for the immobilization of nuclear waste has focused on various vitreous wasteforms. The systems approach requires that parameters affecting product performance and processing be considered simultaneously. Application of the systems approach indicates that borosilicate glasses are, overall, the most suitable glasses for the immobilization of nuclear waste. Phosphate glasses are highly durable; but the glass melts are highly corrosive and the glasses have poor thermal stability and low solubility for many waste components. High-silica glasses have good chemical durability, thermal stability, and mechanical stability, but the associated high melting temperatures increase volatilization of hazardous species in the waste. Borosilicate glasses are chemically durable and are stable both thermally and mechanically. The borosilicate melts are generally less corrosive than commercial glasses, and the melt temperature miimizes excessive volatility of hazardous species. Optimization of borosilicate waste glass formulations has led to their acceptance as the reference nuclear wasteform in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, France, Sweden, Switzerland, and Japan

  2. Information System on Occupational Exposure: Future Developments

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    In response to pressures from deregulation and from ageing of the global nuclear power plant fleet, radiation protection personnel have found that occupational exposures are best managed through proper job planning, implementation and review to ensure that exposures are 'as low as reasonably achievable'(ALARA). A prerequisite for applying the principle of optimisation to occupational radiation protection is the timely exchange of data and information on dose reduction methods. To facilitate this global approach to work management, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (Nea) launched the Information System on Occupational Exposure (I.S.O.E.) in 1992. The objective of I.S.O.E. is to provide a forum for radiation protection experts from both utilities and national regulatory authorities to discuss, promote and coordinate international cooperative undertakings for the radiological protection of workers at nuclear power plants.The I.S.O.E. programme offers a variety of products in the occupational exposure area, such as: the world largest database on occupational exposure from nuclear power plants, a yearly analysis of dose trends and an overview of current developments, through I.S.O.E. Annual Reports, detailed studies, analyses, and information on current issues in operational radiation protection, through I.S.O.E. Information Sheets, a system for rapid communication of radiation protection-related information, such as effective dose reduction approaches and implementation of work management principles. A forum for discussing occupational exposure management issues through I.S.O.E. workshops, symposia and newsletters. (N.C.)

  3. Phosphoregulation of Spc105 by Mps1 and PP1 Regulates Bub1 Localization to Kinetochores

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    London, Nitobe; Ceto, Steven; Ranish, Jeffrey A.; Biggins, Sue

    2012-01-01

    Kinetochores are the macromolecular complexes that interact with microtubules to mediate chromosome segregation [1]. Accurate segregation requires that kinetochores make bioriented attachments to microtubules from opposite poles. Attachments between kinetochores and microtubules are monitored by the spindle checkpoint, a surveillance system that prevents anaphase until every pair of chromosomes makes proper bioriented attachments [2]. Checkpoint activity is correlated with the recruitment of ...

  4. Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Broadband Light Source Developed

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    Tuma, Margaret L.

    2003-01-01

    A miniature, low-power broadband light source has been developed for aerospace applications, including calibrating spectrometers and powering miniature optical sensors. The initial motivation for this research was based on flight tests of a Fabry-Perot fiberoptic temperature sensor system used to detect aircraft engine exhaust gas temperature. Although the feasibility of the sensor system was proven, the commercial light source optically powering the device was identified as a critical component requiring improvement. Problems with the light source included a long stabilization time (approximately 1 hr), a large amount of heat generation, and a large input electrical power (6.5 W). Thus, we developed a new light source to enable the use of broadband optical sensors in aerospace applications. Semiconductor chip-based light sources, such as lasers and light-emitting diodes, have a relatively narrow range of emission wavelengths in comparison to incandescent sources. Incandescent light sources emit broadband radiation from visible to infrared wavelengths; the intensity at each wavelength is determined by the filament temperature and the materials chosen for the filament and the lamp window. However, present commercial incandescent light sources are large in size and inefficient, requiring several watts of electrical power to obtain the desired optical power, and they emit a large percentage of the input power as heat that must be dissipated. The miniature light source, developed jointly by the NASA Glenn Research Center, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Lighting Innovations Institute, requires one-fifth the electrical input power of some commercial light sources, while providing similar output light power that is easily coupled to an optical fiber. Furthermore, it is small, rugged, and lightweight. Microfabrication technology was used to reduce the size, weight, power consumption, and potential cost-parameters critical to future aerospace applications. This chip-based light source has the potential for monolithic fabrication with on-chip drive electronics. Other uses for these light sources are in systems for vehicle navigation, remote sensing applications such as monitoring bridges for stress, calibration sources for spectrometers, light sources for space sensors, display lighting, addressable arrays, and industrial plant monitoring. Two methods for filament fabrication are being developed: wet-chemical etching and laser ablation. Both yield a 25-mm-thick tungsten spiral filament. The proof-of-concept filament shown was fabricated with the wet etch method. Then it was tested by heating it in a vacuum chamber using about 1.25 W of electrical power; it generated bright, blackbody radiation at approximately 2650 K. The filament was packaged in Glenn's clean-room facilities. This design uses three chips vacuum-sealed with glass tape. The bottom chip consists of a reflective film deposited on silicon, the middle chip contains a tungsten filament bonded to silicon, and the top layer is a transparent window. Lifetime testing on the package will begin shortly. The emitted optical power is expected to be approximately 1.0 W with the spectral peak at 1.1 mm.

  5. Structural and Functional Characterization of the Protein Kinase Mps1 in Arabidopsis thaliana

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    Oliveira, Eduardo Alves Gamosa; Romeiro, Nelilma Correia; Ribeiro, Elane Da Silva; Santa-catarina, Claudete; Oliveira, Anto?nia Elenir Ama?ncio; Silveira, Vanildo; Souza Filho, Gonc?alo Apolina?rio; Venancio, Thiago Motta; Cruz, Marco Anto?nio Lopes

    2012-01-01

    In eukaryotes, protein kinases catalyze the transfer of a gamma-phosphate from ATP (or GTP) to specific amino acids in protein targets. In plants, protein kinases have been shown to participate in signaling cascades driving responses to environmental stimuli and developmental processes. Plant meristems are undifferentiated tissues that provide the major source of cells that will form organs throughout development. However, non-dividing specialized cells can also dedifferentiate and re-initiat...

  6. NASA's Space Launch System Advanced Booster Development

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    Robinson, Kimberly F.; Crumbly, Christopher M.; May, Todd A.

    2014-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Space Launch System (SLS) Program, managed at the Marshall Space Flight Center, is making progress toward delivering a new capability for human space flight and scientific missions beyond Earth orbit. NASA is executing this development within flat budgetary guidelines by using existing engines assets and heritage technology to ready an initial 70 metric ton (t) lift capability for launch in 2017, and then employing a block upgrade approach to evolve a 130-t capability after 2021. A key component of the SLS acquisition plan is a three-phased approach for the first-stage boosters. The first phase is to expedite the 70-t configuration by completing development of the Space Shuttle heritage 5-segment solid rocket boosters (SRBs) for the initial flights of SLS. Since no existing boosters can meet the performance requirements for the 130-t class SLS, the next phases of the strategy focus on the eventual development of advanced boosters with an expected thrust class potentially double the current 5-segment solid rocket booster capability of 3.88 million pounds of thrust each. The second phase in the booster acquisition plan is the Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction (ABEDRR) effort, for which contracts were awarded beginning in 2012 after a full and open competition, with a stated intent to reduce risks leading to an affordable advanced booster. NASA has awarded ABEDRR contracts to four industry teams, which are looking into new options for liquid-fuel booster engines, solid-fuel-motor propellants, and composite booster structures. Demonstrations and/or risk reduction efforts were required to be related to a proposed booster concept directly applicable to fielding an advanced booster. This paper will discuss the status of this acquisition strategy and its results toward readying both the 70 t and 130 t configurations of SLS. The third and final phase will be a full and open competition for Design, Development, Test, and Evaluation (DDT&E) of the advanced boosters. These new boosters will enable the flexible path approach to deep space exploration, opening up vast opportunities for human missions to near-Earth asteroids and Mars. This evolved capability will offer large volume for science missions and payloads, will be modular and flexible, and will be right-sized for mission requirements.

  7. Innovation ways on research and technical development system

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    This book tells US innovation ways for research and technical development system, which mentions meaning and conception of research and development systematization system structure with principle, technology and structure, meaning of system management of R and D, effectiveness of R and D system, optimal type of R and D system, form of R and D system and support system, location and communication of R and D, innovation way of R and D system with propel ways and feature and R and D system structure internationalization of R and D system and strategy case and R and D system in the U.S and Japan. 635

  8. A decision support system for stress only myocardial perfusion scintigraphy may save unnecessary rest studies

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    Tägil, K; Jakobsson, D

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of a computer-based decision support system (DSS) on performance and inter-observer variability of interpretations regarding ischaemia and infarction in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS).

  9. Cost modelling system for lean product and process development

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    Ahmad, Wasim

    2012-01-01

    This PhD project aims to develop a cost modelling system to support lean product and process development. The system enables the designers to assess the design along with associated manufacturing processes and provides decision support at an early development stage. Design assessment at early development stage can help designers to take proactive decisions, eliminate mistakes and enhance product value. The developed cost modelling system to support lean product and process ...

  10. Development of the European activation system

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    The ability to predict the effects of neutron irradiation on an arbitrary material is a fundamental need of fusion technology. The European Fusion Technology Programme has long recognised this fact, and has developed the European Activation System (EASY). This integrated package relies on research in several areas and can be described as an example of successful international co-operation. Modern software tools were used to produce a user-friendly application (SAFEPAQ-II) running under Windows-98 or NT in which all nuclear data are stored in relational databases. Cross section data from almost 50 sources are read and converted from standard formats to databases. By a series of manipulations these data are selected, modified and processed to yield SAFEPAQ-II databases. All reactions can be graphically displayed with experimental data and uncertainty estimates. Following internal validation and processing the data can then be written out in standard EAF (European Activation File) format (including a set of nine multi-group files) ready for use by the FISPACT inventory code. The various EAF data libraries have been extensively validated against integral measurements using fusion relevant materials and three complementary neutron spectra. Results from such studies have also been fed back to improve library development. New user tools allow the graphical viewing of all multi-group cross sections and decay data. User feedback on bugs and new options have been incorporated is and new options have been incorporated in EASY-2001 which is fully documented and provides a complete and reliable tool for prediction of activation in fusion and other applications. (J.P.N.)

  11. Development of the low energy linac systems

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    The project 'Development of the Low Energy Linac System' is aiming to develop the 20 MeV proton linac system. This consists of a 50 keV proton injector, a 3 MeV RFQ, and a 20 MeV DTL. We obtained the first beam signal after the 20 MeV linac. The high power switch installed in the ion source supplies the pulsed beam into the following LEBT. The pulse operation was successfully tested. The main role of the LEBT is to match the beam into the 3 MeV RFQ. The total length of the four-vane type RFQ is about 3.26m. For the field stabilization, we used the resonant coupling scheme and dipole stabilizer rods. An 1 MW klystron supplies the RF power into the RFQ. After tuning, the field deviation of the quadrupole mode is less than 2% of the design value and the dipole fraction is less than 5% of the operating mode. The following accelerating structure is DTL which accelerate 20 mA proton beams up to 20 MeV. It consists of 4 tanks and the length of each tank is less than 5 m. The lattice is FFDD type and the integrated fields of the quadrupole magnets are 1.75 T. The inner walls of the tanks are copper-plated by PR plating method. The thickness is 100m with the roughness of 0.3m. Each drift tube consists of 6 parts and assembled by e-beam welding. The tanks and drift tubes are aligned under the installation limit of 50m by using the laser-tracker. The tuning by the slug tuners and post couplers results in the field uniformity of 2% and field sensitivity of 100%/MHz. In order to detect the beam signal, we installed the Faraday cup after the RFQ or the DTL. For the RFQ, we observed the beam of 12 A under the forward RF power of 450 kW. The beam current after DTL is about 0.5 A when RF power of 150 kW was fed into each tank

  12. Potential Development of Vehicle Traction Levitation Systems with Magnetic Suspension

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    A.V. Kireev

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Below is given the brief analysis of development trend for vehicle traction levitation systems with magnetic suspension. It is presented the assessment of potential development of traction levitation systems in terms of their simplicity. The examples are considered of technical solutions focused on reducing the complexity of transport systems. It is proposed the forecast of their further development.

  13. Business Process Modeling for developing Process Oriented IT Systems

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    Nurcan, Selmin

    2004-01-01

    Information system developers are challenged to develop systems that should meet the requirements of modern organizations. By promoting the enterprise-wide integration, the paradigm of Business Process Management contrasts with traditional information system development, which was suffered, but also crystallized, the vertical division of the enterprise activities. In addition, the paradigms of Business Process Reengineering and Business Process Improvement contrast with traditional informatio...

  14. Development of Traction Drive Motors for the Toyota Hybrid System

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    Kamiya, Munehiro

    Toyota Motor Corporation developed in 2005 a new hybrid system for a large SUV. This system included the new development of a high-speed traction drive motor achieving a significant increase in power weight ratio. This paper provides an overview of the hybrid system, discusses the characteristics required of a traction drive motor, and presents the technologies employed in the developed motor.

  15. Automated Trading Systems: Developed and Emerging Capital Markets

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    Hudak, O.

    2005-01-01

    Automated trading systems on developed and emerging capital markets are studied in this paper. The standard for developed market is automated trading system with 40-days simple moving average. We tested it for the index SIX Industrial for 1000 and 730 trading days of the slovak emerging capital market. The Buy and Hold trading system was 7.80 times more profitable than this etalon trading system for active trading. Taking of profitable standard trading system from a develope...

  16. The development of KAERI management information system -First year: The development of manpower information management system-

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    The purpose of this report is to describe the implementation of the management information system for manpower. This job is the first year's for development KAERI management information system. It is important to properly manage a manpower to cope with the external circumstances promptly and to maximize the productivity of the organization. This report aims at basic management of manpower and uses multimedia to keep abreast with the times and introduces the concept of GUI (Graphic User Interface) to user for ease access. (Author)

  17. Development of a system of programs HAMMER - ORIGEN - 2 system

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    The development of a system of programs (Hamor-2) to calculate precision inventory of LWR reactors is presented. The Hamor-2 code generates with the Hammer-technion code the four (4) energy groupe effective cross section of the actinides: U-235, U-236, U-238, Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241, Pu-242. Hamor-2 collapses the four group energy effective cross section to one group energy effective cross section. Hamor-2 calculates with origen-2 the new concentrations for the actinides using the one group energy effective cross section. Two PWR reactors were analised. (HBR, KWO). The discrepancy between the final actinides conentration results calculated by Hamor-2 and the results of measures finded in the references were calculated. That discrepancies have been compared with the discrepancy between : the final actinide concentration results calculated by Origen-2 and some measured results finded in the references. (E.G.)

  18. Organization Development: System Change or Culture Change?

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    Dyer, William G.; Dyer, W. Gibb, Jr.

    1986-01-01

    Elements of system analysis (social, technical, and administrative system), culture analysis, and culture change versus system change are discussed. Two famous case studies--one representing system change (Coch-French case) and the other culture change (Guest case)--are examined. (CT)

  19. Integrated System Health Management Development Toolkit

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    Figueroa, Jorge; Smith, Harvey; Morris, Jon

    2009-01-01

    This software toolkit is designed to model complex systems for the implementation of embedded Integrated System Health Management (ISHM) capability, which focuses on determining the condition (health) of every element in a complex system (detect anomalies, diagnose causes, and predict future anomalies), and to provide data, information, and knowledge (DIaK) to control systems for safe and effective operation.

  20. Explaining Change Paths of Systems and Software Development Practices

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    Smolander, Kari; Larsen, Even Åby; Päivärinta, Tero

    This chapter discusses how systems development practices are shaped. Based on interviews conducted in ten development organizations and previous literature, we identify eight types of change paths in systems development practices: emergence, adoption, idealization, formalization, abandonment, informalization, entropy, and disobedience. We argue that the eight change path types provide an integrated theoretical framework on the study of how systems development practices change in organizations, projects, and among individual developers in a given context. We discuss how this framework complements existing theories and concepts of the contemporary literature on systems development.

  1. Diagnostics Systems for Permanent Hall Thrusters Development

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    Ferreira, Jose Leonardo; Soares Ferreira, Ivan; Santos, Jean; Miranda, Rodrigo; Possa, M. Gabriela

    This work describes the development of Permanent Magnet Hall Effect Plasma Thruster (PHALL) and its diagnostic systems at The Plasma Physics Laboratory of University of Brasilia. The project consists on the construction and characterization of plasma propulsion engines based on the Hall Effect. Electric thrusters have been employed in over 220 successful space missions. Two types stand out: the Hall-Effect Thruster (HET) and the Gridded Ion Engine (GIE). The first, which we deal with in this project, has the advantage of greater simplicity of operation, a smaller weight for the propulsion subsystem and a longer shelf life. It can operate in two configurations: magnetic layer and anode layer, the difference between the two lying in the positioning of the anode inside the plasma channel. A Hall-Effect Thruster-HET is a type of plasma thruster in which the propellant gas is ionized and accelerated by a magneto hydrodynamic effect combined with electrostatic ion acceleration. So the essential operating principle of the HET is that it uses a J x B force and an electrostatic potential to accelerate ions up to high speeds. In a HET, the attractive negative charge is provided by electrons at the open end of the Thruster instead of a grid, as in the case of the electrostatic ion thrusters. A strong radial magnetic field is used to hold the electrons in place, with the combination of the magnetic field and the electrostatic potential force generating a fast circulating electron current, the Hall current, around the axis of the Thruster, mainly composed by drifting electrons in an ion plasma background. Only a slow axial drift towards the anode occurs. The main attractive features of the Hall-Effect Thruster are its simple design and operating principles. Most of the Hall-Effect Thrusters use electromagnet coils to produce the main magnetic field responsible for plasma generation and acceleration. In this paper we present a different new concept, a Permanent Magnet Hall-Effect Thruster (PMHET), developed at the Plasma Physics Laboratory of UnB. The idea of using an array of permanent magnets, instead of an electromagnet, to produce a radial magnetic field inside the cylindrical plasma drift channel of the thruster is very attractive, especially because of the possibility of developing a HET with power consumption low enough to be used in small satellites or medium-size satellites with low on board power. Hall-Effect Thrusters are now a very good option for spacecraft primary propulsion and also for station-keeping of medium and large satellites. This is because of their high specific impulse, efficient use of propellant mass and combined low and precise thrust capabilities, which are related to an economy in terms of propellant mass utilization , longer satellite lifetime and easier spacecraft maneuvering in microgravity environment. The first HETs were developed in the mid 1950’s, and they were first called Closed Drift Thrusters. Today, the successful use of electric thrusters for attitude control and orbit modification on hundreds of satellites shows the advanced stage of development of this technology. In addition to this, after the success of space missions such as Deep Space One and Dawn (NASA), Hayabusa (JAXA) and Smart-1 (ESA), the employment of electric thrusters is also consolidated for the primary propulsion of spacecraft. This success is mainly due to three factors: reliability of this technology; efficiency of propellant utilization, and therefore reduction of the initial mass of the ship; possibility of operation over long time intervals, with practically unlimited cycling and restarts. This thrusting system is designed to be used in satellite attitude control and long term space missions. One of the greatest advantage of this kind of thruster is the production of a steady state magnetic field by permanent magnets providing electron trapping and Hall current generation within a significant decrease on the electric energy supply and thus turning this thruster into a specially good option when it comes to space usage

  2. A methodology for manufacturing system development

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    Sivard, Gunilla.; Lundgren, Magnus

    2008-01-01

    In a model driven development scenario, the models of parts, processes and resourcesthemselves are the carriers of information which is used and refined throughout the workprocesses. In this article, some basic concepts concerning model driven development areput forward, and a generic model driven work process is described, which covers themanufacturing development activities on a comprehensive level. Further, a case study ofthe development of a new motor line at the truck company Scania is p...

  3. Agile development and testing in embedded systems

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    Kukkohovi, Jani

    2014-01-01

    It is fair to say that Agile development is today's major trend. It is used more or less in every company if the company is involved in mobile software industry. Agile development is also widely used in other embedded software development. It is recognized to be a very effective and efficient way of development. However, there are many issues which are needed to be considered and taken into account when transferring to this process model. Especially the transferring period can be very difficu...

  4. Web SR Development with Touch Screen System

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    Bannaravuri Prathima#1, M.Nalini Sri#2 , V. Deva Kumar

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Indian Railways is the golden era to our nation. Indian Railways is an Indian state-owned enterprise, owned and operated by the government of India through the Ministry of Railways. . Our Railways were first introduced to India in 1853 from Bombay to Thane. Indian Railways is the world's ninth largest commercial or utility employer, by number of employees, with over 1.4 million employees. The basic intention of the project “Web SR Development with Touch Screen System” is to maintain the PRTF details of employee working in Vijayawada division of South Central Railways where P stands for promotion, R stands for reversions, T stands for transfers and F stands for fixations. These details are in database by creating a user interface and touch screen using J2EE architecture.Personnel department maintains the details of employees in a book called service register. Firstly the employee will be given a PF.No by the personnel department. Then those details will be given to the Personal department and clerk will regularly update. By using this application, if the employee wants to know his details, the employee can view them only. The employee has no right perform any changes .If the employee wants anything to be corrected; he can just give feedback in the column provided. This application includes various users like employees and clerks in the welfare department. The project includes to find the employee details based on designations and department. It is also used to find the age profile in different departments based on PRTF. The project is also used to see the employee status using Touch Screen application.

  5. Optimization of space system development resources

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    Kosmann, William J.; Sarkani, Shahram; Mazzuchi, Thomas

    2013-06-01

    NASA has had a decades-long problem with cost growth during the development of space science missions. Numerous agency-sponsored studies have produced average mission level cost growths ranging from 23% to 77%. A new study of 26 historical NASA Science instrument set developments using expert judgment to reallocate key development resources has an average cost growth of 73.77%. Twice in history, a barter-based mechanism has been used to reallocate key development resources during instrument development. The mean instrument set development cost growth was -1.55%. Performing a bivariate inference on the means of these two distributions, there is statistical evidence to support the claim that using a barter-based mechanism to reallocate key instrument development resources will result in a lower expected cost growth than using the expert judgment approach. Agent-based discrete event simulation is the natural way to model a trade environment. A NetLogo agent-based barter-based simulation of science instrument development was created. The agent-based model was validated against the Cassini historical example, as the starting and ending instrument development conditions are available. The resulting validated agent-based barter-based science instrument resource reallocation simulation was used to perform 300 instrument development simulations, using barter to reallocate development resources. The mean cost growth was -3.365%. A bivariate inference on the means was performed to determine that additional significant statistical evidence exists to support a claim that using barter-based resource reallocation will result in lower expected cost growth, with respect to the historical expert judgment approach. Barter-based key development resource reallocation should work on spacecraft development as well as it has worked on instrument development. A new study of 28 historical NASA science spacecraft developments has an average cost growth of 46.04%. As barter-based key development resource reallocation has never been tried in a spacecraft development, no historical results exist, and a simulation of using that approach must be developed. The instrument development simulation should be modified to account for spacecraft development market participant differences. The resulting agent-based barter-based spacecraft resource reallocation simulation would then be used to determine if significant statistical evidence exists to prove a claim that using barter-based resource reallocation will result in lower expected cost growth.

  6. Reform and Development of Educational Administration System in China

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    Qiang Li; Zhongyuan Wu

    2008-01-01

    The paper mainly introduces the development of the educational administration agency in China, including the evolution of the educational administration agency, the Course of instituting legal system of education in China, the missions of the now Minister of Education, questions emerged in the development of the educational administration system, and measures taken to reform the educational administration system. By the description of the development of the educational administration system f...

  7. Interpersonal Communication Relevance to Professional Development, in Social Systems

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    Manoela Popescu

    2013-01-01

    Professional development is a desideratum both the organization and for each employee, in part, and interpersonal communication is the means of safe fulfillment, especially in social systems. No matter what ways of professional development are chosen, organizations (considered as major social systems) works on communication processes. Moreover, social systems are at the same time, communication systems. As so, the importance of interpersonal communication in providing professional development...

  8. Development of KSTAR Thomson scattering system

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    To measure the electron temperature (Te) and electron density (ne) profiles in the Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) device for the KSTAR third campaign (September 2010), we designed and installed a Thomson scattering system. The KSTAR Thomson scattering system is designed as a tangential Thomson scattering system and utilizes the N-, L-, and B-ports. The N-port is designed for the collection optics with a cassette system, the L-port is the laser input port, and the B-port is the location of the beam dump. In this paper, we will describe the final design of the KSTAR Thomson scattering system.

  9. Development of KSTAR Thomson scattering system.

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    Lee, J H; Oh, S T; Wi, H M

    2010-10-01

    To measure the electron temperature (T(e)) and electron density (n(e)) profiles in the Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) device for the KSTAR third campaign (September 2010), we designed and installed a Thomson scattering system. The KSTAR Thomson scattering system is designed as a tangential Thomson scattering system and utilizes the N-, L-, and B-ports. The N-port is designed for the collection optics with a cassette system, the L-port is the laser input port, and the B-port is the location of the beam dump. In this paper, we will describe the final design of the KSTAR Thomson scattering system. PMID:21033883

  10. Development of Decision support System Using Management Information System and Geographic Information System

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    Teerawong Laosuwan,; Pormate Chunpang; Nutcha Laosuwan

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this study is to develop of decision support system using management information system and geographic information system, a case study in the Faculty of Science Mahasarakham University. This system was created by Open Source Software (OSS) and web GIS solution i.e. University of Minnesota Map Server (UMN Map Server), Appserv software, Quantum GIS, PHP, and Edit Plus etc. The UMN Map Server program will process spatial data from vector and raster, and then illustrate the resu...

  11. What the Current System Development Trends tell us about Systems Development Methodologies: Toward explaining SSDAM, Agile and IDEF0 Methodologies

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    Abdulla F. Ally

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Systems integration, customization and component based development approach are of increasing attention. This trend facilitates the research attention to also focus on systems development methodologies. The availability of systems development tools, rapid change in technologies, evolution of mobile computing and the growth of cloud computing have necessitated a move toward systems integration and customization rather than developing systems from scratch. This tendency encourages component based development and discourages traditional systems development approach. The paper presents and evaluates SSADM, IDEF0 and Agile systems development methodologies. More specifically, it examines how they fit or not fit into the current competitive market of systems development. In the view of this perspective, it is anticipated that despite of its popularity, SSADM methodology is becoming obsolete while Agile and IDEF0 methodologies are still gaining acceptance in the current competitive market of systems development. The present study more likely enrich our understanding of the systems development methodologies concepts and draw attention regarding where the current trends in system development are heading.

  12. Flexible and distributed information systems development

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    Fitzgerald, Brian; Slaughter, Sandra A.; Agerfalk, Par J.

    2006-01-01

    In recent years, considerable research attention has been devoted to process flexibility and globally distributed IS development. The quest for flexibility is evident in the development of various agile methods, such as DSDM, XP, and SCRUM. Agile development methods are examples of apparently major success stories that seem to have run counter to the prevailing wisdom in IS and software engineering. However, rather than being anti-method, agile approaches operate on the principle of “ju...

  13. Structure and Development of Management Information System in Furniture Enterprises

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    Qiumei Zhang

    2014-01-01

    Under the drive of the booming development of information technology, some furniture enterprises construct Management Information System (MIS) to acquire competitive advantages. This research was conducted by literature research method to determine the structure and development of management information system in Furniture Enterprises. Generally speaking, MIS in furniture enterprises mainly consists of sub-system of production and manufacture, sub-system of marketing, sub-system of materials ...

  14. A design to cost system for innovative product development.

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    Shehab, Essam; Abdalla, H. S.

    2002-01-01

    This research paper presents a prototype object-oriented and rule-based system for product cost modelling and design for automation at an early design stage. The developed system comprises a computer aided design (CAD) solid modelling system, a material selection module, a knowledge-based system (KBS), a process optimization module, a design for assembly module, a cost estimation module and a user interface. The system development process has passed through four major steps: constructing the ...

  15. OLYMPUS system and development of its pre-processor

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    The OLYMPUS SYSTEM developed by K. V. Roverts et al. was converted and introduced in computer system FACOM 230/75 of the JAERI Computing Center. A pre-processor was also developed for the OLYMPUS SYSTEM. The OLYMPUS SYSTEM is very useful for development, standardization and exchange of programs in thermonuclear fusion research and plasma physics. The pre-processor developed by the present authors is not only essential for the JAERI OLYMPUS SYSTEM, but also useful in manipulation, creation and correction of program files. (auth.)

  16. The Sustainable Development System Structural Model of Shaanxi Coal Industry

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    Li Guo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the author uses the Interpretative Structural Modeling Method (ISM to analyze the factors of sustainable development system of Shaanxi coal industry. Take the environmental capacity, economic development, social development, and resources capacity as the first-grade indicator system, and environmental protection measures, clean coal technology, coal utilization, clean mining technology, management innovation, technology innovation, and coal resource management as the second-grade indicator system. Build a reach ability matrix to reflect the relationships of all factors in the system and form a structural model for the sustainable development system of Shaanxi coal industry.

  17. Developing a Small Business Regulatory System

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    Geoff Miller

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available IntroductionThank you for inviting me to share my thoughts on what the government is doing to reduce the burden on small business. I also look forward to hearing the other speakers talk about how to make the regulatory system more responsive and relevant to business needs.It is more than a year since the fall of Lehman Brothers and the beginning of the Australian Government’s response to the global financial crisis.Today, the Australian economy is showing encouraging signs of recovery. The Government’s policy responses have been largely responsible for placing Australia in a better position than most countries around the world.The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO (released earlier this month showed that the economy is performing much better than was forecast in the last Budget — MYEFO shows that Australia is the only advanced economy to have recorded positive growth through the year to June 2009. MYEFO also upgraded the growth forecasts for the following two years with consequental falls in the expected peak unemployment rate.Although this is good news, the GFC has clearly affected, and is continuing to impact on, small business.A number of Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry surveys have reported large falls in small business confidence and conditions throughout 2008 and early 2009. However, the August ACCI Small Business Survey reports that, while conditions for small business are expected to remain challenging, conditions are stabilising.This good news is supported by the most recent Commonwealth Bank – ACCI Business Expectations Survey, which shows that small, medium and large businesses are expecting business conditions to improve significantly during this quarter.It is true that small businesses succeed or fail on the creativity, ingenuity, innovation and imagination of their owners and staff. It is also true that small businesses are notoriously time poor. When considering ways to improve the regulatory framework for small businesses it is important to weigh up the desire to minimise time spent by businesses on compliance, with maintaining the integrity of the market as a whole.People in my position rely on people like you with the specific knowledge and expertise in small business matters to make sure that reforms are developed which benefit both the small business sector and the wider economy.

  18. Development of a Portable Muon Witness System

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    Aguayo Navarrete, Estanislao; Kouzes, Richard T.; Orrell, John L.

    2011-01-01

    Since understanding and quantifying cosmic ray induced radioactive backgrounds in copper and germanium are important to the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, methods are needed for monitoring the levels of such backgrounds produced in materials being transported and processed for the experiment. This report focuses on work conducted at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to develop a muon witness system as a one way of monitoring induced activities. The operational goal of this apparatus is to characterize cosmic ray exposure of materials. The cosmic ray flux at the Earth’s surface is composed of several types of particles, including neutrons, muons, gamma rays and protons. These particles induce nuclear reactions, generating isotopes that contribute to the radiological background. Underground, the main mechanism of activation is by muon produced spallation neutrons since the hadron component of cosmic rays is removed at depths greater than a few tens of meters. This is a sub-dominant contributor above ground, but muons become predominant in underground experiments. For low-background experiments cosmogenic production of certain isotopes, such as 68Ge and 60Co, must be accounted for in the background budgets. Muons act as minimum ionizing particles, depositing a fixed amount of energy per unit length in a material, and have a very high penetrating power. Using muon flux measurements as a “witness” for the hadron flux, the cosmogenic induced activity can be quantified by correlating the measured muon flux and known hadronic production rates. A publicly available coincident muon cosmic ray detector design, the Berkeley Lab Cosmic Ray Detector (BLCRD), assembled by Juniata College, is evaluated in this work. The performance of the prototype is characterized by assessing its muon flux measurements. This evaluation is done by comparing data taken in identical scenarios with other cosmic ray telescopes. The prototype is made of two plastic scintillator paddles with associated electronics to measure energy depositions in coincidence in the two paddles. For this particular application of the prototype, the measurements performed concentrated on a broad investigation of the dependence of the muon flux on depth underground. These tests were conducted inside at Building 3420/1307 and underground at Building 3425 at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The second half of this report analyzes modifications to the electronics of the BLCRD to make this detector portable. Among other modifications, a battery powered version of these electronics is proposed for the final Muon Witness design.

  19. Dynamic management of sustainable development methods for large technical systems

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    Krishans, Zigurds; Merkuryev, Yuri; Oleinikova, Irina

    2011-01-01

    Paves the way for the development of new IT systems with an original approach to the management of large technical systems sustainable developmentIncludes optimal initial state methods that consider up to 60 alternative development activitiesDescribes methods that have already been tried and tested in Europe

  20. Spectral information system development for Australia

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    Hueni, Andreas; Chisholm, Laurie; Suarez, Lola; Ong, Cindy; Wyatt, Matthew

    2012-01-01

    Scientific efforts to observe the state of natural systems over time, allowing the prediction of future states, have led to a burgeoning interest for organised storage of spectral field data and associated metadata, seen as being key to the successful and efficient modeling of such systems. A centralised system for such data established for the Australian remote sensing community aims to standardise storage parameters and metadata thus fostering best practice protocols and collaborative resea...

  1. Production and partial purification of membrane proteins using a liposome-supplemented wheat cell-free translation system

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    Iwasaki Takahiro

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Recently, some groups have reported on cell-free synthesis of functional membrane proteins (MPs in the presence of exogenous liposomes (liposomes. Previously, we reported synthesis of a functional AtPPT1 plant phosphate transporter that was associated with liposomes during translation. However, it is unclear whether or not lipid/MP complex formation is common to all types of MPs in the wheat cell-free system. Results AtPPT1 was synthesized using a wheat cell-free system with or without liposomes. AtPPT1 synthesized with liposomes showed high transport activity, but the activity of AtPPT1 synthesized without liposomes was less than 10% activity of that with liposomes. To test whether co-translational association with liposomes is observed in the synthesis of other MPs, we used 40 mammalian MPs having one to 14 transmembrane domains (TMDs and five soluble proteins as a control. The association rate of all 40 MPs into liposomes was more than 40% (mean value: 59%, while that of the five soluble proteins was less than 20% (mean value: 12%. There were no significant differences in association rate among MPs regardless of the number of TMDs and synthesis yield. These results indicate that the wheat cell-free system is a highly productive method for lipid/MP complex formation and is suitable for large-scale preparation. The liposome association of green fluorescent protein (GFP-fusion MPs were also tested and recovered as lipid/MP complex after floatation by Accudenz density gradient ultracentrifugation (DGU. Employment of GFP-MPs revealed optimal condition for Accudenz floatation. Using the optimized Accudenz DGU condition, P2RX4/lipid complexes were partially purified and detected as a major band by Coomassie Brilliant Blue (CBB-staining after SDS-PAGE. Conclusion Formation of lipid/AtPPT1 complex during the cell-free synthesis reaction is critical for synthesis of a functional MP. The lipid/MP complex during the translation was observed in all 40 MPs tested. At least 29 MPs, as judged by their higher productivity compared to GFP, might be suitable for a large-scale preparation. MPs synthesized by this method form lipid/MP complexes, which could be readily partially purified by Accudenz DGU. Wheat cell-free protein synthesis in the presence of liposomes will be a useful method for preparation of variety type of MPs.

  2. Radioisotope Power Systems Technology Development Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) is a multicenter, multiagency (with the Department of Energy (DOE)) program whose purpose is to manage the Science Mission...

  3. Specifics of the Ecological Management System Development in Forestry

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    P.V. Kravets

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Specific of the development of ecological management system in forest was analyzed. It is ascertain that in spite of dissemination of functional standards all forest certification scheme consists some systemic requirements which provide creating of ecological management framework. Noncompliance in forestry management caused by undeveloped of the systemic elements of management. Proposals for the future development of forest certification were prepared.

  4. Sustainable Development, Systems Thinking and Professional Practice

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    Martin, Stephen

    2008-01-01

    This article explores the impact of the sustainable development (SD) agenda on the occupational and professional needs of those who have undergone educational and training programmes in the environmental field either at the undergraduate or the postgraduate level or through relevant professional institutions' continuing professional development

  5. National MPS Society (Mucopolysaccharidoses)

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    ... membership benefits. Read More 28th Annual Family Conference – Disney Thank you to everyone who attended the National ... Annual Family Conference December 18-20, 2014 at Disney! Read More Connect With Us: Twitter Facebook Donate ...

  6. MPs reminded of responsibilities

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    2011-01-01

    Riigikogult valitsuse moodustamiseks volituse saanud peaminister Andrus Ansip tutvustas ministrikandidaate president Toomas Hendrik Ilvesele. Presidendi kõnest Riigikogu XII koosseisu avaistungil 4. apr. 2011

  7. Development of the NPP Kozloduy informational system

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    A unified computer system to be implemented in the Kozloduy NPP is described. It allows to generate all general indicators and documents for plant operation needed according to the national regulation and WANO Performance Indicators. The system combines multi-purpose data collection with probabilistic analysis, evaluation of the human factor and optimization of the regulated verification of the equipment. 3 refs

  8. Development of ECE imaging system on LHD

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    Electron cyclotron emission (ECE) imaging has been an important tool to investigate behaviors of temperature perturbations in the specific spatial area. So far, we have applied ECE detection system to a LHD plasma to measure electron temperature fluctuations in core region, however, it was difficult to distinguish perturbed temperature signals to a noise, which is naturally consisted in radiometry features and so on. Recently, we have optimized an ECE detector array especially in sensitivity to increase signal to noise ratio. An intermediate frequency(IF) system composed of commercial components have been replaced by an integrated system utilizing millimeter (microwave) integrated circuit technology(MIC) to fabricate a compact system maintaining the performance of the commercial system. As a result of application to the LHD plasma, we have successfully obtained ECE signal even in comparably low temperature operation sequence. (author)

  9. Development of Underwater Weapon Confrontation Simulation System Based on Composability

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    You Yanjun

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available At the present, there have high cost, long development cycle and low efficiency in the development of underwater weapon confrontation. In this study, we present composability development method based on the technology of ontology. Several steps are described about the system development process, including the establishment of the conceptual model, conceptual model parsing, ontology model search, ontology model matching and ontology model combination and so on. We reduce further the development costs, shorten the development cycle and improve the efficiency of simulation system development by reusability and combination of model.

  10. Standardization of information systems development processes and banking industry adaptations

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    Tanrikulu, Zuhal

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the current system development processes of three major Turkish banks in terms of compliance to internationally accepted system development and software engineering standards to determine the common process problems of banks. After an in-depth investigation into system development and software engineering standards, related process-based standards were selected. Questions were then prepared covering the whole system development process by applying the classical Waterfall life cycle model. Each question is made up of guidance and suggestions from the international system development standards. To collect data, people from the information technology departments of three major banks in Turkey were interviewed. Results have been aggregated by examining the current process status of the three banks together. Problematic issues were identified using the international system development standards.

  11. Development of an Automated Rescue System

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    Santhoshi Shingirikonda1 , K Vanisree

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available In order to effectively provide efficient rescue system for the ships in any position if they catch fire or any other fire accidents in the ships, a kind of An Automated Rescue System is designed with ARM as its core controller, collects the fire pollutant indexes consisting of exhaust particulates, sulphur oxides, carbon oxides, as well as nitrogen oxides through different gas sensors and takes advantage of Global Position System(GPS to obtain the Ships exact position, after that, the information collected is sent as a SMS to the Centrecontrol computer via GSM. Moreover, in order to provide Rescue Departments convenience in supervising the Lost Ships or Fire caught ships, the system also uses Global System for Mobile Communications wireless transmission in which it alarms when the ships are caught up with fire and about sink. Practical run shows that the system is well realized with the function of GPS positioning, remote data transmission, Sensing the fire emitted gasses and the precision of the system is not more the 2,5 percentage.

  12. Geovisualization Tools Development - Geographic Information Systems & Science

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    As part of a broader program of data visualization research, NCI staff and their collaborators have developed a number of methods to better communicate cancer statistics visually, such as by maps and new graph designs.

  13. Radiation risks to the developing nervous system

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    The present abstract book contains the abstracts of 23 papers presented at the meeting. They are dealing with the effect of pre- or postnatal irradiation on the brain morphology metabolism or development studied in mice, rats or rabbits. (MG)

  14. Um Caso de Simbiose entre o Modelo “Melhoria de Processos do Software Brasileiro” (MpsBr e Aprendizagem Organizacional: um Estudo em uma Organização de Desenvolvimento de Software

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    2011-12-01

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    Com o intuito de melhorar a qualidade dos softwares nacionais, em 2003, a Associação para Promoção da Excelência do Software Brasileiro (SOFTEX, com apoio do governo e de outras instituições de pesquisa, criou o projeto de Melhoria do Processo de Software Brasileiro (MpsBr. Acredita-se que as diretrizes prescritas por esse modelo atuarão como mola propulsora no processo de aprendizagem organizacional, preparando o caminho para a aquisição, disseminação e retenção do conhecimento relacionado às melhores práticas de desenvolvimento. Diante desse cenário este estudo buscou identificar se organizações de desenvolvimento de software que aderiram ao modelo MpsBr apresentavam um ambiente de trabalho propício para o aprendizado organizacional. Para isso, realizou-se um estudo qualitativo básico em uma empresa de desenvolvimento de software, que aderiu a esse modelo. Os resultados obtidos demonstraram fortes indícios da influência do modelo MpsBr na instituição de um ambiente propício para um aprendizado significativo no nível organizacional.

  15. Embed XRF Data Processing System Development

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    This paper introduced a project of XRF data processing system. The project adopted embed processor LPC2148 as the core of the data processing. This System has equipped graph LCD and the number of dots is 320 x 240. The large capacity Secure Digital Memory Card has been used as Data memory. It could exchange data with PC by USB interface. Also, we have made some amelioration on the function of XRF data processing. This system running stably, capability credibility and using conveniently, so it has good prospect of application and extension. (authors)

  16. Development of mining guidance and control systems

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    1979-01-01

    New fundamental interface sensor concepts were identified and investigated including tabulation of the physical and performance characteristics of two new interface detector concepts: - natural background radiation and magnetic spin resonance. Studies of guidance and control techniques for the longwall miner identified three basic systems for use in automated/remote controlled longwall mining. The following projects were initiated: system study which will more completely define the longwall guidance and control system design concepts; integration of the various control functions (vertical, yaw, and roll); and hardware technical requirements.

  17. ALLERGIC ASTHMA AND THE DEVELOPING IMMUNE SYSTEM: A PILOT STUDY

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    Rationale: The predisposition towards atopic disease begins early in life, and that the risk of developing asthma is heightened following prenatal exposure to some compounds. Nonetheless, the effect of gestational aeroallergen exposure on the developing immune system is unclear....

  18. Development and Design of Tourism Destination Marketing System

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    Zhu Zhengjie

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The 21st century is the age of rapid development the information industry. As one of important pillar industries of national economy in the future, tourism industry must adapt to the information wave. From the view of development and construction of the system, this study attempts to develop and design the Tourism Destination Marketing System (TDMS, focusing on systematic service analysis and structure design. The results can provide the reference information for building a destination marketing system.

  19. Surveillance system for DUPIC fuel development facility (I)

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    DUPIC Surveillance System is developed to process image data and radiation data together to diagnose intelligently the transportation status of the nuclear material, which makes it possible that usual DUPIC process be carried out without interruption under the surveillance. We developed the neutron monitor for surveillance and the system which takes and processes radiation data and image data, where the system is under the test operation after installed at DFDF (Dupic Fuel Development Facility)

  20. The Development of Risk Management System in Primary Schools

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    Charoen Srisaenpang; Chaiyuth Sirisuthi; Subunn Ieamvijarn

    2013-01-01

    This research aimed to; study the risk management and its process, develop the appropriate risk management system, and figure out the system implemented outcomes in Primary Schools in Northern Part of Thailand. The study was Research and Development (R&D) in nature. The study designed into three phases; investigating the current situations and problems of risk management was designed in the first phase.The risk system development and its implementation were designed the second and third p...

  1. "Crisis" or Wonderland: an appraisal of hypermedia systems development practice

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    Lang, Michael

    2004-01-01

    With the advent and growth of the Web, hypermedia information systems have propagated within and beyond organisations. Much concern has been expressed about the quality of hypermedia systems being developed and the apparent absence of disciplined development practices. There has been talk that the infamous “software crisis” is afflicting hypermedia systems development, allegedly characterised by shoddy project management, inadequate requirements analysis and planning, and ad hoc “quick ...

  2. Development of a computer design system for HVAC

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    The development of a computer design system for HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) system is presented in this paper. It supports the air conditioning design for a nuclear power plant and a reprocessing plant. This system integrates various computer design systems which were developed separately for the various design phases of HVAC. the purposes include centralizing the HVAC data, optimizing design, and reducing the designing time. The centralized HVAC data are managed by a DBMS (Data Base Management System). The DBMS separates the computer design system into a calculation module and the data. The design system can thus be expanded easily in the future. 2 figs

  3. Development of precision laser goniometer systems

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    Burnashev, M N; Pavlov, P A; Filatov, Yu V [St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

    2013-02-28

    The concept of constructing precision laser goniometer systems, based on integrating a ring laser and an optical angle sensor with the holographic principle of angular scale recording is considered. The concept implies the application of the cross-calibration procedure, aimed at determination of systematic components of the errors of angle sensors, used in the system. The results of the presented system studies demonstrate the error of angular measurements amounting to {approx}0.01''. The results of implementing the proposed concept in the creation of a standard system of the plane angle unit of rigid rotation and the measuring and computing complex for automated control of digital angle transducers with high digit capacity are briefly presented. (laser optics 2012)

  4. Development of precision laser goniometer systems

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    The concept of constructing precision laser goniometer systems, based on integrating a ring laser and an optical angle sensor with the holographic principle of angular scale recording is considered. The concept implies the application of the cross-calibration procedure, aimed at determination of systematic components of the errors of angle sensors, used in the system. The results of the presented system studies demonstrate the error of angular measurements amounting to ?0.01''. The results of implementing the proposed concept in the creation of a standard system of the plane angle unit of rigid rotation and the measuring and computing complex for automated control of digital angle transducers with high digit capacity are briefly presented. (laser optics 2012)

  5. Development of a chemical gas sensor system

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    Reichel, Patrick

    2005-01-01

    Das Ziel dieser Arbeit war die Entwicklung eines chemischen Gas Sensor Systems für zwei spezifische Anwendungen: die Überwachung von toxischen Gasen in Gebäuden (Kohlenmonoxid und Methan) und im Freien (Kohlenmonoxid und Stickstoffdioxid). Die Entwicklung läßt sich in drei aufeinanderfolgende Schritte einteilen: Erstens, Planung, Design und Prüfung der ersten Prototypen. Zweitens, die Prüfung und Bewertung des Systems im Labor. Drittens, der Transfer in reale Anwendungen. Das entw...

  6. Developing large and efficient fluorescent concentrator systems

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    Goldschmidt, J. C.; Peters, M; Dimroth, F.; Bett, A.W.; STEIDL, L; Zentel, R.; Hermle, M.; S. W. Glunz; Willeke, G.

    2009-01-01

    In this paper different concepts to increase the efficiency of fluorescent concentrator systems are investigated. First, the combination of different fluorescent concentrator materials with spectrally matched solar cells is investigated. This approach leads to very high efficiencies up to 6.9%. Second, different photonic structures are investigated that reduce the escape cone losses of the fluorescent concentrators. These include multi-layer systems and three dimensional photonic structures.

  7. Artificial heart system thermal insulation component development

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    A concentric cup vacuum multifoil insulation system has been selected by virtue of its size, weight, and thermal performance to insulate the hot radioisotope portion of the thermal converter of an artificial implantable heart system. A factor of 2 improvement in thermal performance, based on the heat loss per number of foil layers (minimum system weight and volume) has been realized over conventional spiral wrapped multifoil vacuum insulation. This improvement is the result of the concentric cup construction to maintain a uniform interfoil spacing and the elimination of corner heat losses. Based on external insulation system dimensions (surface area in contact with host body), heat losses of 0.019 W/ cm2 at 11400K (16000F) and 0.006 W/cm2 at 9200K (12000F) have been achieved. Factors which influence thermal performance of the nickel foil concentric cup insulation system include the number of cups, configuration and method of application of zirconia (ZrO2) spacer material, system pressure, emittance of the cups, and operating temperature

  8. Multi-metaphor method: organizational metaphors in information systems development.

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    Oates, Briony June; Fitzgerald, Brian

    2007-01-01

    Conventional methods have been criticized for their positivist philosophy and for either ignoring the organizational context of information systems development (ISD) or using only a simplistic, machine-based conceptual model of organizations. We have developed an approach to enable systems developers to use a richer view of organizations and a more interpretive approach. Multi-Metaphor Method (MMM) supports developers via a range of metaphors as cognitive structuring devices to understand an ...

  9. The role of Six1 in mammalian auditory system development

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    Zheng, WeiMing; HUANG, LI; Wei, Zhu-Bo; Silvius, Derek; Tang, Bihui; Xu, Pin-Xian

    2003-01-01

    The homeobox Six genes, homologues to Drosophila sine oculis (so) gene, are expressed in multiple organs during mammalian development. However, their roles during auditory system development have not been studied. We report that Six1 is required for mouse auditory system development. During inner ear development, Six1 expression was first detected in the ventral region of the otic pit and later is restricted to the middle and ventral otic vesicle within which, respectively, the vestibular and...

  10. The development of component-based information systems

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    Cesare, Sergio de; Macredie, Robert

    2015-01-01

    This work provides a comprehensive overview of research and practical issues relating to component-based development information systems (CBIS). Spanning the organizational, developmental, and technical aspects of the subject, the original research included here provides fresh insights into successful CBIS technology and application. Part I covers component-based development methodologies and system architectures. Part II analyzes different aspects of managing component-based development. Part III investigates component-based development versus commercial off-the-shelf products (COTS), includi

  11. Development of safety incident coding systems through improving coding reliability.

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    Olsen, Nikki S; Williamson, Ann M

    2015-11-01

    This paper reviews classification theory sources to develop five research questions concerning factors associated with incident coding system development and use and how these factors affect coding reliability. Firstly, a method was developed to enable the comparison of reliability results obtained using different methods. Second, a statistical and qualitative review of reliability studies was conducted to investigate the influence of the identified factors on the reliability of incident coding systems. As a result several factors were found to have a statistically significant effect on reliability. Four recommendations for system development and use are provided to assist researchers in improving the reliability of incident coding systems in high hazard industries. PMID:26154213

  12. Increased IgG on cell-derived plasma microparticles in systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with autoantibodies and complement activation

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    Nielsen, Christoffer T; Østergaard, Ole

    2012-01-01

    To quantify immunoglobulin and C1q on circulating cell-derived microparticles (MPs) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to determine whether immunoglobulin and C1q levels are correlated with clinical and serologic parameters.

  13. Policy Driven Development: Flexible Policy Insertion for Large Scale Systems

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    Demchak, Barry; Krüger, Ingolf

    2012-01-01

    The success of a software system depends critically on how well it reflects and adapts to stakeholder requirements. Traditional development methods often frustrate stakeholders by creating long latencies between requirement articulation and system deployment, especially in large scale systems. One source of latency is the maintenance of policy decisions encoded directly into system workflows at development time, including those involving access control and feature set selection.

  14. Needs for development of criticality safety evaluation system

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    This paper provides an outline of development of a new criticality safety evaluation code system. The new system includes not only continuous energy Monte Carlo codes MVP and MCNP but also JACS code system traditionally used for criticality safety assessment of nuclear fuel cycle facility in Japan. The purpose of the new code system development is criticality safety evaluation of spent nuclear fuels taking burnup credit into account and error evaluation of criticality calculations. (author)

  15. Development of Nuclear Radiation monitoring simulation system of health access

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    It introduces a nuclear radiation monitoring simulation system of health access. The main parameters of the software and hardware design and the system structure are described, the development of similar simulation system to provide some help an d guidance, the system design is based on radiation monitor of NPQJVC. (authors)

  16. Human-computer debating system evaluation and development

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    Kristján Ævarsson

    2006-01-01

    The document describes the work on the development of a human computer debating System. This system was originally developed by Dr. Tangming Yuan and is a game that allows human user to debate against a computer. The necessary steps in the evolving process were to evaluate the system with potential users. Therefore a user evaluation was carried out on students in the University of Akureryi. The evaluation results gave information on the status of the system. In the light of the...

  17. On The Development of West African Accounting System

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    Boka Moussa

    2010-01-01

    The authorities of the West African Economic and Monetary Union UEMOA fully understand that accounting plays the significant role in the process of economic development and regional integration in the member states. They decided to establish a common new accounting system, called West African Accounting System (SYSCOA). The accounting system has been developed on the initiative of the Central Bank of West African States "BCEAO". The various accounting systems previously in effect within the W...

  18. THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF FORECASTING OF AVIATION SYSTEMS OPTIMAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Full Text Available The article deals with the general mathematical approaches and basic information about the forecasting of modern aircraft systems development. In particular, it considers the dynamic model of determining the optimal characteristics of the aviation system, which are intended for evaluation of reliability and development of the forecasting technology of the aircraft modernization possibility. Dynamic models of optimal development of aviation systems forecasting also allows to evaluate the conditions of these aviation systems’ competitiveness and to be defined with the program for their implementation in the transportation system of a particular state

  19. Mechanical systems development of integral reactor

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    While Korean nuclear reactor strategy seems to remain focused on the large capacity power generation, it is expected that demand of small and medium size reactor will arise for multi-purpose applications such as small capacity power generation, co-generation and sea water desalination. This in mind, survey has been made on the worldwide small and medium integral reactors under development. Reviewed are their technical characteristics, development status, design features, application plans, etc. For the mechanical design scope of work, the structural concept compatible with the characteristics and requirements of integral reactor has been established. Types of major components were evaluated and selected. Functional and structural concept, equipment layout and supporting concept within the reactor pressure vessel have also been established. Preliminary mechanical design requirements were developed considering the reactor lifetime, operation conditions, and the expected loading combinations. To embody the concurrent design approach, recent CAD technology and team engineering concept were evaluated. (author). 31 refs.,16 tabs., 35 figs

  20. Development of a coal cleaning control system

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    Conkle, H.N.; Barnes, R.H.; Orban, J.E.; Webb, P.R.

    1990-03-09

    The US Department of Energy selected the Battelle-Electric Power Research Institute-Science Applications International Corporation team to evaluate and develop on-line slurry ash, percent solids, and sulfur analysis instrumentation and process control technology. The project's objectives were (1) to develop an accurate, versatile, easy to use, on-line coal slurry analyzer and (2) to develop control strategies for analysis, control, and optimization of advanced and conventional coal-cleaning plant. The project's scope included (1) the installation of a slurry test loop, ash, percent solids, and sulfur instruments; (2) evaluation of instrument accuracy with various coals, under various slurry conditions; and (3) assessment of the cost and benefits to be derived from on-line analysis and control 12 refs., 40 figs., 16 tabs.

  1. GSSD: Global System for Sustainable Development

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    A project of the Global Accords Consortium for Sustainable Development (located at MIT), this site offers a collection of over 2,500 abstracted, indexed, and cross-referenced online resources on sustainable development. Users have four options for searching the index: text (keyword and advanced) and three graphical browsers, one indexing all holdings (organized by subject and problems and solutions), the others covering industry related topics and the Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS), respectively. Initial search returns include title, "slice" (subject), and "ring" (problem area). Item titles link to further information, including an abstract and the resource itself. GSSD also features a modest selection of full-text reports on "scientific developments and/or policy deliberations." The Consortium plans to make the entire knowledge base available in at least nine additional languages in the future.

  2. Development of the infrared target simulation system

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    Meng, Xiangkai; Tong, Shoufeng; Dong, Yan; Song, Yansong; Dong, Keyan

    2014-11-01

    In order to provide a set of field test equipment for the infrared system of modern weapon equipments and other optics instruments, a set of large-scale resistance-type infrared target system was designed. First, the large-scale infrared target was designed in modular construction. It was decomposed into several independent and controllable units. Then the working principle of the system was introduced. Three modes of thermal exchange (conduction, convection and radiation) and the computing methods for each mode were given under thermal equilibrium conditions through modeling and simulating. Periphery electro-circuit and control software were carried out as well. Finally, the performance of the system was tested. Meanwhile novel ways of temperature compensation to improve the uniformity of the surface temperature of the target was introduced. The experimental results show that the infrared target could meet test requirements for infrared imaging weaponry which wavelengths from 8 ?m to 14 ?m. The temperature control precision can reach 0.5ms. In conclusion, the infrared target system can satisfy requirements of reliability, high precision, as well as strong anti-jamming and stabilization.

  3. X-15 hydraulic-system development

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    Culleton, R J

    1958-01-01

    Despite the exacting requirements and conditions of the X-15 including much higher temperature, high horsepower, and extreme vibration and duty cycles, the hydraulic flight control systems compare favorably, weightwise, with preceding models. Although some items, such as the pumps, are heavier, the total system, excluding actuators, weighs approximately 195 pounds as compared with 196 pounds for the F-107A airplane. Use of the new piggy-back pump, with its low flow during most of the operating time, also permitted a reduction in fluid capacity of the hydraulic reservoirs and the total systems, even though the volume of some of the actuators is quite large. This effected a considerable saving in fluid weight. Complete ground-support equipment is available and this equipment, as well as the airplane systems, contains means for complete 5- to 15- micron filtration under controlled temperature conditions. By use of advanced engineering techniques and extensive laboratory testing, it has been possible to provide a sound, lightweight hydraulic system for this advanced, high-performance airplane. (author)

  4. Developing Sustainable Spacecraft Water Management Systems

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    Thomas, Evan A.; Klaus, David M.

    2009-01-01

    It is well recognized that water handling systems used in a spacecraft are prone to failure caused by biofouling and mineral scaling, which can clog mechanical systems and degrade the performance of capillary-based technologies. Long duration spaceflight applications, such as extended stays at a Lunar Outpost or during a Mars transit mission, will increasingly benefit from hardware that is generally more robust and operationally sustainable overtime. This paper presents potential design and testing considerations for improving the reliability of water handling technologies for exploration spacecraft. Our application of interest is to devise a spacecraft wastewater management system wherein fouling can be accommodated by design attributes of the management hardware, rather than implementing some means of preventing its occurrence.

  5. The plant expert system (PLEXSYS) development environment

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    The PLEXSYS software engineering tool provides an environment with which utility engineers can build and use expert systems for power plant applications. PLEXSYS provides the engineer with access to many powerful Artificial Intelligence methodologies, while retaining an engineering frame of reference and minimizing the need for a formal background in computer science. The principle concept is that the description and understanding of power plant systems centers on graphical forms such as piping and instrumentation diagrams and electrical line diagrams, which define a graphics-based model of plant knowledge that is common to many applications. PLEXSYS provides a model editor that allows the user to construct and modify models of hydraulic, electrical, and information systems in terms of elementary components and their interconnections. Analysis of the resulting schematic models is provided by several functions that perform network analysis, schematic browsing, mathematical modeling and customization of the user interface. 41 figs., 1 tab

  6. Development of HANARO Activation Analysis System and Utilization Technology

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    Chung, Y. S.; Moon, J. H.; Cho, H. J. (and others)

    2007-06-15

    1. Establishment of evaluation system using a data for a neutron activation analysis : Improvement of NAA measurement system and its identification, Development of combined data evaluation code of NAA/PGAA, International technical cooperation project 2. Development of technique for a industrial application of high precision gamma nuclide spectroscopic analysis : Analytical quality control, Development of industrial application techniques and its identification 3. Industrial application research for a prompt gamma-ray activation analysis : Improvement of Compton suppression counting system (PGAA), Development of applied technology using a PGAA system 4. Establishment of NAA user supporting system and KOLAS management : Development and validation of KOLAS/ISO accreditation testing and identification method, Cooperation researches for a industrial application, Establishment of integrated user analytical supporting system, Accomplishment of sample irradiation facility.

  7. Development of HANARO Activation Analysis System and Utilization Technology

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    1. Establishment of evaluation system using a data for a neutron activation analysis : Improvement of NAA measurement system and its identification, Development of combined data evaluation code of NAA/PGAA, International technical cooperation project 2. Development of technique for a industrial application of high precision gamma nuclide spectroscopic analysis : Analytical quality control, Development of industrial application techniques and its identification 3. Industrial application research for a prompt gamma-ray activation analysis : Improvement of Compton suppression counting system (PGAA), Development of applied technology using a PGAA system 4. Establishment of NAA user supporting system and KOLAS management : Development and validation of KOLAS/ISO accreditation testing and identification method, Cooperation researches for a industrial application, Establishment of integrated user analytical supporting system, Accomplishment of sample irradiation facility

  8. Developing Secure Power Systems Professional Competence: Alignment and Gaps in Workforce Development Programs—Summary Report

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    O' Neil, Lori Ross; Assante, Michael; Tobey, D. H.; Conway, T. J.; Vanderhorst, Jr, T. J.; Januszewski, III, J.; Leo, R.; Perman, K.

    2013-07-01

    This document is a summarization of the report, Developing Secure Power Systems Professional Competence: Alignment and Gaps in Workforce Development Programs, the final report for phase 2 of the SPSP (DOE workforce study) project.

  9. Developing Inclusive Schools: A Systemic Approach

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    Kinsella, William; Senior, Joyce

    2008-01-01

    This paper emerges from an ongoing study which involved, firstly, key informant interviews with strategic personnel within the Irish education system, such personnel representing both service providers and service users. The first part of this paper provides a brief summary of the findings of that aspect of the study in relation to the key…

  10. Desarrollo del Aparato Digestivo / Digestive System Development

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    Ignacio, Roa; Manuel, Meruane.

    1285-12-01

    Full Text Available El aparato digestivo deriva del endodermo y el mesodermo, que forman su epitelio y la musculatura lisa respectivamente. Al igual que en el resto de los sistemas, existe un interacción epitelio-mesenquimática mediada por moléculas como Hedgehog, BMP y FoxF1 que determinan el crecimiento intestinal en [...] sus ejes principales. Los genes Hox, junto con el resto de las moléculas, participan en la regionalización del sistema digestivo. En sus inicios lo denominaremos intestino primitivo, formado por un tubo endodérmico que deriva del saco vitelino; dividiéndose en intestino anterior, medio y posterior. En esta revisión veremos cómo estos 3 segmentos darán origen a las diferentes estructuras del sistema digestivo en los vertebrados. Abstract in english The digestive system is derived from the endoderm and mesoderm, which form its epithelium and smooth muscle, respectively. As in the other systems, there is an epithelial-mesenchymal interactions mediated by molecules such as Hedgehog, BMP and FoxF1, determining intestinal growth in the main axes. T [...] he Hox genes, together the rest of the molecules, involved in the regionalization of the digestive system. In the beginning we call it primitive gut, consisting of a tube derived of endodermal yolk sac, divided into foregut, midgut and hindgut. In this review we will see how these 3 segments give rise to different structures of the digestive system in vertebrates.

  11. Desarrollo del Aparato Digestivo Digestive System Development

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    Ignacio Roa

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El aparato digestivo deriva del endodermo y el mesodermo, que forman su epitelio y la musculatura lisa respectivamente. Al igual que en el resto de los sistemas, existe un interacción epitelio-mesenquimática mediada por moléculas como Hedgehog, BMP y FoxF1 que determinan el crecimiento intestinal en sus ejes principales. Los genes Hox, junto con el resto de las moléculas, participan en la regionalización del sistema digestivo. En sus inicios lo denominaremos intestino primitivo, formado por un tubo endodérmico que deriva del saco vitelino; dividiéndose en intestino anterior, medio y posterior. En esta revisión veremos cómo estos 3 segmentos darán origen a las diferentes estructuras del sistema digestivo en los vertebrados.The digestive system is derived from the endoderm and mesoderm, which form its epithelium and smooth muscle, respectively. As in the other systems, there is an epithelial-mesenchymal interactions mediated by molecules such as Hedgehog, BMP and FoxF1, determining intestinal growth in the main axes. The Hox genes, together the rest of the molecules, involved in the regionalization of the digestive system. In the beginning we call it primitive gut, consisting of a tube derived of endodermal yolk sac, divided into foregut, midgut and hindgut. In this review we will see how these 3 segments give rise to different structures of the digestive system in vertebrates.

  12. The NASA-Haystack VGOS Development Systems

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    Niell, A. E.; Beaudoin, C. J.; Cappallo, R. J.; Corey, B. E.; McWhirter, S. R.; Ruszczyk, C. A.; SooHoo, J. G.; Titus, M. A.; Gipson, J. M.; Himwich, W. E.; Bolotin, S.

    2014-12-01

    The first two VLBI systems that are VGOS capable, the 12-meter antenna near Washington, D. C., and the 18-meter antenna at Westford, Massachusetts, have been upgraded with improvements to the digital back ends and adoption of the Mark6 recorder. These changes are primarily of operational benefit, but they provide significant addition to station diagnostics as well as reduction in complexity. The Mark6 allows recording of all four bands of VGOS data on one recorder at rates up to 16 gigabits per second. The new firmware in the digital back end (designated RDBE-G/3.0), of which four are required per station, provides for time-keeping at the few nanosecond level and extraction of the phase calibration signal for system verification. Several observing sessions have demonstrated achievement of the expected delay precision of a few picoseconds and baseline repeatability of a few millimeters. A delay measurement system for the reference frequency cable to the phase calibrator generator, which is the final new component needed for millimeter accuracy, is being tested. Monthly observations with the two antennas are planned to begin in the autumn 2014. Other VGOS systems will be added to the observations as they become operational.

  13. Traditional versus Agile: The Tragile Framework for Information Systems Development

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    Mohammed S. Seyam

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Traditional systems development methodologies sometimes fall short intoday’s business environments because they lack the flexibility required for most of today’s information systems projects. In response to this problem, so called "Agile" software development methodologies have been proposed and put to use. Although agile development appeared as a way to overcome the limitations of the traditional development methodologies, they faced some challenges when applied in specific problem domains. The concept of agility, which emphasizes human role in software development processes, is revolutionizing the systems analysis and design field as well as the software engineering field. However, the question that begs an answer is whether traditional systems development methodologies have no place in today’s fastpaced developments.This paper demonstrates the extent to which agile software developmentmethodologies can be combined with traditional approaches to information systems development, showing the advantages of combining agile and traditional approaches in the same project. The paper then proposes the "Tragile" framework, which is a hybrid framework that combines both traditional and agile development practices to serve the field of information systems development. The paper then presents a summary of a case study application to show how the Tragile framework had affected the development process in the selected project.

  14. Developing an expert system for monitoring power plant processes

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    Imatran Voima Oy and the Technical Research Centre of Finland have collaborated on developing an expert system for monitoring the process of a nuclear power plant (PWR) and for fault detection. The development work is supported financially by the Technology Development Centre (TEKES), Finland. The idea is to build into the expert system a description of the process and the normal behaviour of the components so that it can signal an alarm for abnormal events. In addition, the system will incorporate a certain amount of diagnostics. Completion of the prototype is scheduled for March, 1988. For the purpose of testing and obtaining experience on an actual system-plant interface, the system will be connected to the Loviisa nuclear power plant training simulator at the end of this year. The system is intended for use by an operator and it is being implemented with a Symbolics 3620 Lisp machine using the KEE expert system development environment

  15. Development of data acquisition system for 3He-PSD

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    The DAQ group of KENS has developing a data acquisition (DAQ) system for neutron scattering experiments in the MLF/J-PARC. The DAQ system has adopting the event-mode data taking instead of a conventional histogram-mode data taking to expand flexibility of measurements. The KENS-DAQ group, therefore, has developed the new DAQ system so called a NeuNET system for 3He PSD. The NeuNET system is realized scalable and distributed DAQ system by using electronics modules with a high speed network data transfer technique and software which based on component middleware. (author)

  16. Development of advanced PWR system analysis technology

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    Hwang, Y. D.; Kim, S. O.; Jung, B. D.; Kim, Y. I.; Chang, M. H.; Lee, Y. J.; Yun, J. H.

    1997-12-31

    The scope of this project is to establish the basic analysis technologies for the advanced designed with the passive and inherent safety concepts. The scope is extended to the application of these technologies to the performance and safety analysis of the passive reactor. Since the different design concepts are applied depending on the reactor power, the study is conducted for the small and medium sized integral reactor as well as the large scale passive reactors by focusing on the analysis technology development for the passive components. The design concepts which can be applied for the safety enhancement of the domestic advanced reactor are developed through evaluating the technical information of the overseas advanced reactor concepts.

  17. Biocatalytic process development using microfluidic miniaturized systems

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    Krühne, Ulrich; Heintz, SØren

    2014-01-01

    The increasing interest in biocatalytic processes means there is a clear need for a new systematic development paradigm which encompasses both protein engineering and process engineering. This paper argues that through the use of a new microfluidic platform, data can be collected more rapidly and integrated with process modeling, can provide the basis for validating a reduced number of potential processes. The miniaturized platform should use a smaller reagent inventory and make better use of precious biocatalysts. The EC funded BIOINTENSE project will use ?-transaminase based synthesis of chiral amines as a test-bed for assessing the viability of such a high throughput biocatalytic process development, and in this paper, such a vision for the future is presented.

  18. Test system for rocket research and development

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    Holmeros, Linus

    2009-01-01

    ECAPS has developed a unique propellant with a rocket engine which can be used to control satellites and replace Hydrazin which today is the most common fuel onboard on satellites. Hydrazin is extremely toxic and cancerogenic. The new propellant offers 6 % better specific impulse and 30 % better density impulse compared to hydrazine. ECPAS´s propellant also provides significant lower risks for both man and environment. The report includes a literature study about rocket engines which can be ...

  19. Modelling innovation support systems for development

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    Vaz, Eric; de Noronha, Teresa; Galindo, Purificación Vicente; Nijkamp, Peter

    2013-01-01

    The present article offers a concise theoretical conceptualization on the contribution of innovation to regional development. These concepts are closely related to geographical proximity, knowledge diffusion and filters, and clustering. Institutional innovation profiles and regional patterns of innovation are two mutually linked, novel conceptual elements in this article. Next to a theoretical framing, the paper offers also a new methodology to analyse institutional innovation profiles. Ou...

  20. NADIR: A Flexible Archiving System Current Development

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    Knapic, C.; De Marco, M.; Smareglia, R.; Molinaro, M.

    2014-05-01

    The New Archiving Distributed InfrastructuRe (NADIR) is under development at the Italian center for Astronomical Archives (IA2) to increase the performances of the current archival software tools at the data center. Traditional softwares usually offer simple and robust solutions to perform data archive and distribution but are awkward to adapt and reuse in projects that have different purposes. Data evolution in terms of data model, format, publication policy, version, and meta-data content are the main threats to re-usage. NADIR, using stable and mature framework features, answers those very challenging issues. Its main characteristics are a configuration database, a multi threading and multi language environment (C++, Java, Python), special features to guarantee high scalability, modularity, robustness, error tracking, and tools to monitor with confidence the status of each project at each archiving site. In this contribution, the development of the core components is presented, commenting also on some performance and innovative features (multi-cast and publisher-subscriber paradigms). NADIR is planned to be developed as simply as possible with default configurations for every project, first of all for LBT and other IA2 projects.

  1. Development of safety analysis methodology for fusion systems. 1

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    One of the most important safety characteristics of a fusion energy system is the fact that energy and RI (radioisotope) sources as a hazard potential are distributed over and some of them move around the system. Abnormal release of these energy sources result in abnormal state of the system and may induce another energy release, an increase of vulnerable RI (source term) or a formation of flow path from system to environment (RI leak path). Moreover, these relationship is complex and extended over the system. Then, in this study, I will arrange these relationship in order and develop safety analytical model to be able to analyze system behavior quantitatively under abnormal conditions. In this report, I constructed a system model as the first stage of development of a comprehensive analytical model. The system model is composed of conceptual system elements such as control functions, spaces and boundaries. This model describes the characteristics of general fusion systems in an overall sense. Then, I arranged in order the system model mass and/or energy transport or storage processes between system elements on normal and/or abnormal conditions and defined the inter-relationship precisely. Based on the system model, a mathematical model is being developed. This mathematical model enables us to analyze system behavior quantitatively and to survey parameters controlled by safety features. The mathematical model will be the basis to develop a computer program which will be a good tool for selection of dominant event sequences and request for rational safety features. (author)

  2. A liquid xenon development and test system

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    Large liquid xenon detectors became rather popular in the last years, especially for Dark Matter searches. However, each new experiment or application presents its own specifications and requirements which first have to be explored with a small set up. Although much cheaper and easier to operate, a small liquid xenon system is nearly as complex as a large one. A small test set up is described as platform for such preliminary tests. The set up was thoroughly tested during the last two years of operation, and there are four identical systems running in different labs. The design is intended to be versatile and can be used as basis for similar instruments, whereas a complete new design would still cost several months of design, acquisition of parts, construction, assembly, and testing

  3. Energy systems Diagnosis in developing countries

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    Energy systems diagnosis is necessary to allow evaluation of energy balance by administration and political authorities of a country. First, the author describes the principle stages of energetic diagnosis. Then this work is divided into three parts: First part: Energy consumption diagnosis in several districts (families, utilities, agriculture, transport, industry) Second part: Energy supplies diagnosis (energy markets). Third part: Interactions between energy consumption and energy supply. 28 figs.; 52 tabs.; 107 refs

  4. EVALUATION OF INDIAN BANKING SYSTEM AND DEVELOPMENT

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    Bharti Rajeshwar Tiwari

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Today modern banks are very useful for the utilization of the resources of the country. The banks are mobilizing the savings of the people for the investment purposes. If there would be no banks then great portion of capital of the country would remain idle. A bank in fact is the backbone of the economic structure and the capital provided by it is like a blood circulation system of the body to the economy.

  5. GIS Database Development - Geographic Information Systems & Science

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    Many geospatial analyses at NCI include input data from many sources, such as mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics, data from the Census Bureau, and lifestyle data from CDC. We have compiled a database of commonly used geospatial data into an Enterprise GIS system for use by NCI DCCPS staff. This single database will provide staff with easily accessible current data in a consistent geography.

  6. Development of an integrated control and measurement system

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    This thesis presents a tutorial on the issues involved in the development of a minicomputer-based, distributed intelligence data acquisition and process control system to support complex experimental facilities. The particular system discussed in this thesis is under development for the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) Program at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (ORGDP). In the AVLIS program, we were careful to integrate the computer sections of the implementation into the instrumentation system rather than adding them as an appendage. We then addressed the reliability and availability of the system as a separate concern. Thus, our concept of an integrated control and measurement (ICAM) system forms the basis for this thesis. This thesis details the logic and philosophy that went into the development of this system and explains why the commercially available turn-key systems generally are not suitable. Also, the issues involved in the specification of the components for such an integrated system are emphasized

  7. Developing Open Source System Expertise in Europe

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    Nyborg, Mads; Gustafsson, Finn

    2011-01-01

    programme (IP). The aim of this IP is to exchange knowledge of and experience in local methods and techniques in the field of open source software knowledge in ICT by engaging a group of international students and lecturers in a joint, explorative investigation of contemporary methods of open source software systems. In addition the program focuses on the students learning interpersonal skills, such as personal and professional skills, multidisciplinary teamwork, communication, communication in a foreign language and leadership. The target group consists of European engineering students who are interested in knowing which factors play a role in information systems and what the similarities and differences between the various national approaches in open source software systems and techniques are. The event forms a unique opportunity in promoting active learning in an international environment. Students get experience working in teams across country boundaries. In the paper we will describe the structure and our experiences from participating in this IP with relation to the CDIO initiative. Finally we draw conclusions and give our recommendations based on those.

  8. Development of net cage acoustic alarm system

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    Hong, Shih-Wei; Wei, Ruey-Chang

    2001-05-01

    In recent years, the fishery production has been drastically decreased in Taiwan, mainly due to overfishing and coast pollution; therefore, fishermen and corporations are encouraged by government to invest in ocean net cage aquaculture. However, the high-price fishes in the net cage are often coveted, so incidences of fish stealing and net cage breaking were found occasionally, which cause great economical loss. Security guards or a visual monitoring system has limited effect, especially in the night when these intrusions occur. This study is based on acoustic measure to build a net cage alarm system, which includes the sonobuoy and monitor station on land. The sonobuoy is a passive sonar that collects the sounds near the net cage and transmits the suspected signal to the monitor station. The signals are analyzed by the control program on the personal computer in the monitor station, and the alarms at different stages could be activated by the sound levels and durations of the analyzed data. To insure long hours of surveillance, a solar panel is applied to charge the battery, and a photodetector is used to activate the system.

  9. Methodology Evaluation Framework for Component-Based System Development.

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    Dahanayake, Ajantha; Sol, Henk; Stojanovic, Zoran

    2003-01-01

    Explains component-based development (CBD) for distributed information systems and presents an evaluation framework, which highlights the extent to which a methodology is component oriented. Compares prominent CBD methods, discusses ways of modeling, and suggests that this is a first step towards a components-oriented systems development

  10. Recent advances in PV systems technology development in Europe

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    Imamura, M.; Grottke, M.; Weiss, I. [WIP Renewable Energies Division, Munich (Germany)

    1995-11-01

    The objectives of the photovoltaics (PV) systems technology development were to study several aspects of plant design, monitoring, control, operation, and management of different types of photovoltaic plants. Unsolved problems were to be identified and analysed, and guidelines to improve the monitoring system were to be developed. Principal studies are summarized.

  11. Development of Boolean calculus and its applications. [digital systems design

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    Tapia, M. A.

    1980-01-01

    The development of Boolean calculus for its application to developing digital system design methodologies that would reduce system complexity, size, cost, speed, power requirements, etc., is discussed. Synthesis procedures for logic circuits are examined particularly asynchronous circuits using clock triggered flip flops.

  12. Development of Wearable Systems for Ubiquitous Healthcare Service Provisioning

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    Ogunduyile, O. O.; Olugbara, O. O.; Lall, M.

    2014-01-01

    This paper reports on the development of a wearable system using wireless biomedical sensors for ubiquitous healthcare service provisioning. The prototype system is developed to address current healthcare challenges such as increasing cost of services, inability to access diverse services, low quality services and increasing population of elderly as experienced globally. The biomedical sensors proactively collect physiological data of remote patients to recommend diagnostic ...

  13. Information system of forecasting infrastructure development in tourism

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    Gats Bogdan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Manuscript is devoted to the development of information system for tourist objects infrastructure growth and its practical implementation in form of information system using methods of fuzzy logic, theory of fractals and diffusion. Developed technology allows compute attractiveness of Carpathian region, structure, dynamics of the main tourist settlements Vorochta and Slavske, prospective territories for tourist business, growing strategies for region.

  14. Development of IF system for ECE radiometer on KSTAR tokamak

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    We have developed ECE radiometer system for KSTAR plasma. In this paper, we describe mainly the IF system development utilized in the radiometer. We have constructed the down conversion module by using commercial components, and confirmed that the module is satisfied with required performances. The detector module has been constructed on the compact substrate by using MIC technology. (author)

  15. Ethical principles and guidelines for the development of cognitive systems.

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    Shaneyfelt, Wendy

    2006-05-01

    As cognitive systems technologies emerge, so too do the ethical issues surrounding their development and use. To develop cognitive systems technologies responsibly, Sandia National Laboratories is establishing a framework to proactively address both real and potential ethical issues. This report contains the principles and guidelines developers can use to guide them as they are confronted with ethical issues related to developing cognitive systems technologies as they apply to U.S. national security. A process to apply these principles offers a practical way to transfer these principles from paper to a working strategy. Case studies are presented to reflect upon potential scenarios and to consider resolution strategies.

  16. Past and future challenges in developing remote systems technology

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    During the early development of remote systems for processing and examining fuel and materials from nuclear reactors, the facility designer and operator worked closely together to meet the challenges of this new field. Numerous challenges still face the nuclear remote systems engineer, e.g., the development of systems that reduce the exposure of workers, the need for advances in basic technology, and the development of cost-effective facilities. The solution to these and other challenges can be accelerated by an expanded program of information exchange, an aggressive development program, and improved project management procedures

  17. The justification for developing a system of environmental radiation protection

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    This paper presents concluding points relevant to the question whether (and why) it is justified to spend resources for the development of a system of environmental radiation protection. The paper puts the issue in historical perspective to radiation protection philosophy and to current trends in ecology and 'green' politics. It also looks at the issue of scientific rationality, paradigms and beliefs. Among the arguments for the development of a System the paper considers public concerns, integration in overall environmental policy, uncertainties and sustainable development. The paper also examines the prospects for the development of a System within the EU and offers some general considerations on the scope of environmental protection. (author)

  18. Motivating Potential Score (MPS Determination Using By Job Characteristics And Its Relationship With Job Satisfaction Among Headquarters Staffs Of Tehran University Of Medical Sciences

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    Azadeh Ahmadzadeh Ghasab

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Motivation and satisfaction of manpower are the most important variables in the field of organizational behavior and because of the strong relationship between these two variables with the job and organization productivity, it’s necessary to look job characteristics as increasing factor of employee satisfaction and performance in redesigning jobs. The objective of this study was determining motivating potential score (MPS of the jobs and survey the relation between MPS and job satisfaction in staff employees of educational and research deputy of TUMS (Tehran University of Medical Science. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional and descriptive-analytical study. The research context was to staff employee of education and research deputy of TUMS. Sampling frame of the study was simple random sampling. Data collection method was a questionnaire. Reliability of the questionnaire was ascertained with pilot study with and confirm with Cranach's Alpha. T-test and Pearson correlation were the analytical methods. Results: The results showed the jobs of the study population have skill variety, task identity, task significance and potential motivation but haven't job authority and feedback. The findings showed there was significant relation between motivating potential power and its dimensions with the job satisfaction ( P<0.05 . Conclusion : The job characteristic have great impact on the job satisfaction so this model can be used for redesigning the jobs to increase job satisfaction.

  19. Augmenting the Participatory Design Concept in Systems Development

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    Zheng QIN

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Participatory Design (PD is an effective tool for designing organizational systems where views, aspirations and the input of both the system users and developers are sought and reconciled in the development of a system. This paper attempts to highlight and identify the fit between the Soft Systems Methodology (SSM as applied in systems development and the tools of the Quality Function Deployment (QFD as applied in manufacturing and how that fit does enhance Participatory Design in systems development. By recognizing the complementarities of the tools of these two approaches (SSM and QFD, we can enhance Participatory Design in systems development. Findings from literature review show that a comprehensive application of this concept is yet to be done in information systems development. The approach builds on the seven phases of Soft Systems Methodology by applying the Quality Function Deployment techniques to elicit information from complex and amorphous real-world situations to augment the Participatory Design process.Keywords: Participatory Design; Soft Systems Methodology; Quality Function Deployment; House of Quality

  20. Development of fluid and I and C systems design technology

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    Sim, Yoon Sub; Park, C. K.; Kim, S. O. [and others

    2000-05-01

    LMR is the reactor type that makes utilization of uranium resource very efficiently and the necessity of construction of a LMR in 2020's has been raised. However, the design technology required for construction has not been secured domestically. To fulfill the necessity, study has been made for the LMR system design technology and conceptual design of KALIMER systems for fluid, instrumentation, control, and protection have been developed. Also the computer code systems for the design and analysis of the KALIMER fluid systems have been developed. These study results are to used as the starting point of the next phase LMR design technology development research.

  1. Development of fluid and I and C systems design technology

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    LMR is the reactor type that makes utilization of uranium resource very efficiently and the necessity of construction of a LMR in 2020's has been raised. However, the design technology required for construction has not been secured domestically. To fulfill the necessity, study has been made for the LMR system design technology and conceptual design of KALIMER systems for fluid, instrumentation, control, and protection have been developed. Also the computer code systems for the design and analysis of the KALIMER fluid systems have been developed. These study results are to used as the starting point of the next phase LMR design technology development research

  2. DEVELOPING PRIVATE LEGAL SYSTEM IN COTTON INDUSTRIES

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    Shankarlingamma Patil

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The institutions that create and administer the industry’s private legal system work extraordinarily well. In short, the industry has suc ceeded in c reating and maintaining a private legal system (“PLS” in which transactions costs, error costs, legal system costs, and collection costs are low. Most merchant-to-mill transactions are governed by the Southern Mill Rules (“SMRs”, a set of trade rules that is jointly adopted by the American Cotton Shippers Association (“ACSA”, a trade association representing merchants, and the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (“ATMI”, a trade association representing mills. Most merchant-tomerchant transactions are governed by the trade rules of one of four regional cotton shippers associations, all of which are members of ACSA, or by the rules of the Memphis Cotton Exchange (“MCE”, whose ninety member firms typically “handle about 75 percent of the U.S. cotton trade and about 35 percent of the world’s cotton trade.” Rather, they contain primarily clear, bright-line, rules. The most important difference between courts applying the Code and cotton industry arbitration tribunals applying the trade rules lies in their adjudicative approaches. Similarly, unlike the Code, cotton trade rules do not have a general provision making usage relevant to the interpretation of either contract provisions or trade rules. Unlike courts applying the Code, BoA arbitrators do not permit custom to trump or vary trade rules or explicit contractual provisions. In practice, BoA arbitrators only look to custom when there are no trade rules or contract provisions on point. The adjudicative approach used by the industry tribunals also benefits transactors. This adds significant value to contracting relationships.

  3. Development of an advanced operation support system

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    In the main control room of a nuclear power plant, the number of pages on the operator's console increases to hundreds due to complicated structure and monitoring task requirements. Therefore, the human-machine interface system usually provides a transition mechanism for accessing a specific page to display. A transition mechanism has been investigated that uses on-screen 'transit buttons' to dynamically link to pages corresponding to the next step in the operation. This enables an operator to bring up and view appropriate monitoring pages more rapidly. (author)

  4. Development of Speckle Interferometry Algorithm and System

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    Electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI) method is a wholefield, non destructive measurement method widely used in the industries such as detection of defects on metal bodies, detection of defects in intergrated circuits in digital electronics components and in the preservation of priceless artwork. In this research field, this method is widely used to develop algorithms and to develop a new laboratory setup for implementing the speckle pattern interferometry. In speckle interferometry, an optically rough test surface is illuminated with an expanded laser beam creating a laser speckle pattern in the space surrounding the illuminated region. The speckle pattern is optically mixed with a second coherent light field that is either another speckle pattern or a smooth light field. This produces an interferometric speckle pattern that will be detected by sensor to count the change of the speckle pattern due to force given. In this project, an experimental setup of ESPI is proposed to analyze a stainless steel plate using 632.8 nm (red) wavelength of lights.

  5. The relevance and potential roles of microphysiological systems in biology and medicine.

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    Wikswo, John P

    2014-09-01

    Microphysiological systems (MPS), consisting of interacting organs-on-chips or tissue-engineered, 3D organ constructs that use human cells, present an opportunity to bring new tools to biology, medicine, pharmacology, physiology, and toxicology. This issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine describes the ongoing development of MPS that can serve as in-vitro models for bone and cartilage, brain, gastrointestinal tract, lung, liver, microvasculature, reproductive tract, skeletal muscle, and skin. Related topics addressed here are the interconnection of organs-on-chips to support physiologically based pharmacokinetics and drug discovery and screening, and the microscale technologies that regulate stem cell differentiation. The initial motivation for creating MPS was to increase the speed, efficiency, and safety of pharmaceutical development and testing, paying particular regard to the fact that neither monolayer monocultures of immortal or primary cell lines nor animal studies can adequately recapitulate the dynamics of drug-organ, drug-drug, and drug-organ-organ interactions in humans. Other applications include studies of the effect of environmental toxins on humans, identification, characterization, and neutralization of chemical and biological weapons, controlled studies of the microbiome and infectious disease that cannot be conducted in humans, controlled differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells into specific adult cellular phenotypes, and studies of the dynamics of metabolism and signaling within and between human organs. The technical challenges are being addressed by many investigators, and in the process, it seems highly likely that significant progress will be made toward providing more physiologically realistic alternatives to monolayer monocultures or whole animal studies. The effectiveness of this effort will be determined in part by how easy the constructs are to use, how well they function, how accurately they recapitulate and report human pharmacology and toxicology, whether they can be generated in large numbers to enable parallel studies, and if their use can be standardized consistent with the practices of regulatory science. PMID:25187571

  6. Development Progress in Phase 1 Fission Propulsion Systems

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    Houts, Michael G.; VanDyke, Melissa; Godfroy, Tom; Martin, Jim; Dickens, Ricky; Pedersen, Kevin; Poston, David; Reid, Bob; Lipinski, Ron; Wright, Steve; Lenard, Roger

    2000-01-01

    Phase 1 fission propulsion systems are those fission propulsion systems that are highly testable and require no development of nuclear fuels or materials. The systems can be developed without new or significantly modified facilities, have adequate performance for numerous missions of interest, and demonstrate technologies and programmatics that are traceable to Phase 2 and Phase 3 systems. Phase 1 fission propulsion systems focus on safety, cost and schedule. Phase 1 flight units can be tested at full thrust using resistance heaters to simulate heat from fission. The development and use of Phase 1 systems will help enable Phase 2 or Phase 3 fission propulsion systems capable of giving rapid, affordable access to any point in the solar system. A Phase 1 fission propulsion system under development at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in collaboration with individuals from Department of Energy Laboratories and industry is the Safe Affordable Fission Engine (SAFE). The propellant energy source of a 30 kW SAFE unit (SAFE-30) is being fabricated, and will begin testing at MSFC in FY00. The conceptual design of a 300 kW SAFE unit (SAFE-300)is nearing completion. Experiments have been performed on both SAFE-30 and SAFE-300 components. Module tests have confirmed the performance potential of the SAFE series of propulsion systems. This paper will report on the development status of the Phase 1 SAFE fission propulsion system.

  7. Development and Design of Tourism Destination Marketing System

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    Zhu Zhengjie; Tiantian Gao; Changbo Shi

    2013-01-01

    The 21st century is the age of rapid development the information industry. As one of important pillar industries of national economy in the future, tourism industry must adapt to the information wave. From the view of development and construction of the system, this study attempts to develop and design the Tourism Destination Marketing System (TDMS), focusing on systematic service analysis and structure design. The results can provide the reference information ...

  8. Development and Validation of on-board systems control laws

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    Viola, Nicole; Corpino, Sabrina; Fioriti, Marco; Medici, Giovanni

    2012-01-01

    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to describe the tool and procedure developed in order to design the control laws of several UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) sub-systems. The authors designed and developed the logics governing: landing gear, nose wheel steering, wheel braking, and fuel system. Design/methodology/approach - This procedure is based on a general purpose, object-oriented, simulation tool. The development method used is based on three-steps. The main structure of the control la...

  9. Robotic control architecture development for automated nuclear material handling systems

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    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is engaged in developing automated systems for handling materials for mixed waste treatment, nuclear pyrochemical processing, and weapon components disassembly. In support of these application areas there is an extensive robotic development program. This paper will describe the portion of this effort at LLNL devoted to control system architecture development, and review two applications currently being implemented which incorporate these technologies

  10. Development of Real-Time Data Filtering for SCADA System

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    Yarlagadda, P. K. D. V.; Stapelberg, R. F.; Wiliem, L.; Hargreaves, D.

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: Purpose to develop a suitable algorithm to filter data from the SCADA system.Design/methodology/approach: A real-time filtering method for SCADA system is developed by capturing the occurrence of data change in SCADA data, which is followed by recording several data before this data change occurs. Then, the algorithm is modeled and developed and in the final step an experiment to verify the algorithm is conducted. Finally, the result from the experiment is analysed to check the effec...

  11. The Sustainable Development System Structural Model of Shaanxi Coal Industry

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    Li Guo

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, the author uses the Interpretative Structural Modeling Method (ISM) to analyze the factors of sustainable development system of Shaanxi coal industry. Take the environmental capacity, economic development, social development, and resources capacity as the first-grade indicator system, and environmental protection measures, clean coal technology, coal utilization, clean mining technology, management innovation, technology innovation, and coal resource management as the second-gr...

  12. Sustainable development of energy, water and environment systems

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    Dui?, Neven; Guzovi?, Zvonimir

    2013-01-01

    The 6th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Conference), attended by 418 scientists from 55 countries representing six continents. It was held in 2011 and dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars, as well as methods for assessing and measuring sustainability of development, regarding energy, transport, water and environment systems and their many combinations.

  13. Developments of high voltage pulse power systems

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    The facilities built at the Plasma Physics Section of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India), include charging power supplies upto 300 KV DC, capacitor energy banks upto 6 KJ and pulse forming Marx generator upto 600 KV. The work on the construction of 25 KJ capacitor energy bank and 600 KV transformer is in progress. The activities built around these facilities include an exploding wire system, a flash X-ray generator and a magnetic field flux concentrator. The exploding wire system is used presently for generation of shockwaves. The high dose rate (108 R/Sec.) flash X-ray generator has been successfully employed for dynamic radiographs. Magnetic fields of 200-300 kG generated by the flux concentrator are being used for magnetoforming and cold weld studies. An experimental scheme for the generation of relativistic electron beam of 600 KeV is under fabrication and experiments have been planned for the study of transport of beam and beam interactions with solids, gases and plasma. (K.B.)

  14. Development of a manufacturing feature-based design system

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    Hoque, A.S.M. Mojahidul

    2010-01-01

    Traditional CAD systems are based on the serial approach of the product development cycle: the design process is not integrated with other activities and thus it can not provide information for subsequent phases of product development. In order to eliminate this problem, many modern CAD systems allow the composition of designs from building blocks of higher level of abstraction called features. Although features used in current systems tend to be named after manufacturing processes, they do n...

  15. Development of Mine Detection Robot System

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    Yuichi Satsumi

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available The Mine Detection Robot supports the mine removal work in countries where mines are buried, such as Afghanistan. The development started from September, 2003. Considering running on rough terrains, the robot has four crawlers, and hydraulic motors in front and rear were serially connected by piping so that they could rotate synchronously. Two work arms were mounted on the robot, one was a horizontal multi-joint SCARA type with motorized 2-link arm, while the other was a vertical multi-joint manipulator with 6 degrees of freedom. Also, domestic evaluation tests were carried out from February to March, 2005, followed by overseas validation tests in Croatia from February to March, 2006. These tests were conducted with a mine detecting senor mounted on the Robot, and the detection performance was evaluated by its mine detection rate.

  16. Global Tsunami Warning System Development Since 2004

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    Weinstein, S.; Becker, N. C.; Wang, D.; Fryer, G. J.; McCreery, C.; Hirshorn, B. F.

    2014-12-01

    The 9.1 Mw Great Sumatra Earthquake of Dec. 26, 2004, generated the most destructive tsunami in history killing 227,000 people along Indian Ocean coastlines and was recorded by sea-level instruments world-wide. This tragedy showed the Indian Ocean needed a tsunami warning system to prevent another tragedy on this scale. The Great Sumatra Earthquake also highlighted the need for tsunami warning systems in other ocean basins. Instruments for recording earthquakes and sea-level data useful for tsunami monitoring did not exist outside of the Pacific Ocean in 2004. Seismometers were few in number, and even fewer were high-quality long period broadband instruments. Nor was much of their data made available to the US tsunami warning centers (TWCs). In 2004 the US TWCs relied exclusively on instrumentation provided and maintained by IRIS and the USGS for areas outside of the Pacific.Since 2004, the US TWCs and their partners have made substantial improvements to seismic and sea-level monitoring networks with the addition of new and better instruments, densification of existing networks, better communications infrastructure, and improved data sharing among tsunami warning centers. In particular, the number of sea-level stations transmitting data in near real-time and the amount of seismic data available to the tsunami warning centers has more than tripled. The DART network that consisted of a half-dozen Pacific stations in 2004 now totals nearly 60 stations worldwide. Earthquake and tsunami science has progressed as well. It took nearly three weeks to obtain the first reliable estimates of the 2004 Sumatra Earthquake's magnitude. Today, thanks to improved seismic networks and modern computing power, TWCs use the W-phase seismic moment method to determine accurate earthquake magnitudes and focal mechanisms for great earthquakes within 25 minutes. TWC scientists have also leveraged these modern computers to generate tsunami forecasts in a matter of minutes.Progress towards a global tsunami warning system has been substantial and today fully-functioning TWCs protect most of the world's coastlines. These improvements have also led to a substantial reduction of time required by the TWCs to detect, locate, and assess the tsunami threat from earthquakes occurring worldwide.

  17. Development of compact klystron drive system and RF monitor

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    Sixty high-power klystrons of KEK Linac are driven by eight sub-booster klystrons or eight semiconductor amplifiers. Current klystron drive system consists of a phase shifter, an attenuator and an RF-switch. Since the system becomes old and does not satisfy the requirements of super KEKB, we develop a new drive system with high precision using IQ modulator. We also develop a new RF monitor system using IQ demodulators, which will be replaced from the current VME-rf monitors. Both drive and rf monitor systems will be operated by EPICS. (author)

  18. Development and flight experience of the Voyager propulsion system

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    Schatz, W. J.; Cannova, R. D.; Cowley, R. T.; Evans, D. D.

    1979-01-01

    The primary Voyager Project objective is to extend the exploration of the solar system to the neighborhood of Jupiter and Saturn with a spacecraft that can conduct scientific experiments at both planetary systems and pave the way for later missions to the outer planets. The development and in-flight performance of the Voyager propulsion system are described. Emphasis is placed on the unique features of this system and on the solution to several problems encountered in its development. Over the past 20-month flight, the propulsion systems on Voyager I and Voyager II have exhibited excellent performance without failures.

  19. ADP and brucellosis indemnity systems development

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    Sanders, W.M.; Harlan, B.L.

    1976-01-01

    Our initial study of the USDA/TAHC Brucellosis Indemnity Program in Texas has shown that both the efficiency and rate of claim payments can be increased by the application of present day computer technologies. Two main factors contribute to these increases: the number of discrepancies that are caused by poor penmanship, transposition of numbers, and other human errors can be monitored and minimized; and the documented information can be indexed, sorted, and searched faster, more efficiently, and without human error. The overall flow of documentation that is used to control the movement of infected or exposed animals through commerce should be studied. A new system should be designed that fully utilizes present day computer and electronic technologies.

  20. Development of Systems for Cold Neutron Source

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    The design technology of CNS(Cold Neutron Source) facility system is a high technology which only a few advanced countries possess and is considered as a core technology in this particular situation that we are trying to move into higher level among nuclear energy countries. Especially, the very low temperature control and the vacuum control technology will be the basic important technique in high-tech field and furthermore, this will raise up the national power with the core neutron dispersion research center in the Northeast Asia. This original design technique will contribute to generate new other original technology through the fusion with RT, NT and BT, and improve the export competitiveness of the research reactor