Sample records for automatic train operation

  1. 49 CFR 236.825 - System, automatic train control. (United States)


    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false System, automatic train control. 236.825 Section..., INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Definitions § 236.825 System, automatic train control. A system so arranged that its operation will...

  2. Automatization and training in visual search. (United States)

    Czerwinski, M; Lightfoot, N; Shiffrin, R M


    In several search tasks, the amount of practice on particular combinations of targets and distractors was equated in varied-mapping (VM) and consistent-mapping (CM) conditions. The results indicate the importance of distinguishing between memory and visual search tasks, and implicate a number of factors that play important roles in visual search and its learning. Visual search was studied in Experiment 1. VM and CM performance were almost equal, and slope reductions occurred during practice for both, suggesting the learning of efficient attentive search based on features, and no important role for automatic attention attraction. However, positive transfer effects occurred when previous CM targets were re-paired with previous CM distractors, even though these targets and distractors had not been trained together. Also, the introduction of a demanding simultaneous task produced advantages of CM over VM. These latter two results demonstrated the operation of automatic attention attraction. Visual search was further studied in Experiment 2, using novel characters for which feature overlap and similarity were controlled. The design and many of the findings paralleled Experiment 1. In addition, enormous search improvement was seen over 35 sessions of training, suggesting the operation of perceptual unitization for the novel characters. Experiment 3 showed a large, persistent advantage for CM over VM performance in memory search, even when practice on particular combinations of targets and distractors was equated in the two training conditions. A multifactor theory of automatization and attention is put forth to account for these findings and others in the literature.

  3. Automatic Control of Freeboard and Turbine Operation

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    Kofoed, Jens Peter; Frigaard, Peter Bak; Friis-Madsen, Erik;

    The report deals with the modules for automatic control of freeboard and turbine operation on board the Wave dragon, Nissum Bredning (WD-NB) prototype, and covers what has been going on up to ultimo 2003.......The report deals with the modules for automatic control of freeboard and turbine operation on board the Wave dragon, Nissum Bredning (WD-NB) prototype, and covers what has been going on up to ultimo 2003....

  4. Automatic Training of Rat Cyborgs for Navigation

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    Yipeng Yu


    Full Text Available A rat cyborg system refers to a biological rat implanted with microelectrodes in its brain, via which the outer electrical stimuli can be delivered into the brain in vivo to control its behaviors. Rat cyborgs have various applications in emergency, such as search and rescue in disasters. Prior to a rat cyborg becoming controllable, a lot of effort is required to train it to adapt to the electrical stimuli. In this paper, we build a vision-based automatic training system for rat cyborgs to replace the time-consuming manual training procedure. A hierarchical framework is proposed to facilitate the colearning between rats and machines. In the framework, the behavioral states of a rat cyborg are visually sensed by a camera, a parameterized state machine is employed to model the training action transitions triggered by rat’s behavioral states, and an adaptive adjustment policy is developed to adaptively adjust the stimulation intensity. The experimental results of three rat cyborgs prove the effectiveness of our system. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to tackle automatic training of animal cyborgs.

  5. 49 CFR 236.566 - Locomotive of each train operating in train stop, train control or cab signal territory; equipped. (United States)


    ..., train control or cab signal territory; equipped. 236.566 Section 236.566 Transportation Other... train stop, train control or cab signal territory; equipped. The locomotive from which brakes are controlled, of each train operating in automatic train stop, train control, or cab signal territory shall...

  6. 车辆段/停车场增设全自动运行功能的分析%Analysis of Automatic Train Operation Function of Depot and Parking Yard

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    基于目前车辆段/停车场的联锁控制方案,对车辆段/停车场作业的需求分析,通过在车辆段/停车场配置全自动运行区域,列车在该区域具备CBTC级别下的ATP/ATO功能以及ATS监控功能,并能够以ATO自动完成进出段/场的运行功能。%Based on the current interlocking control scheme for depot and parking yard, the paper makes analysis of the train operation requirements in depot and parking yard. With the arrangement of automatic train operation area in depot and parking yard, and trains acquire ATP/ATO function of CBTC level and ATS function, the trains with ATO can automatically running in and out depot and parking yard.

  7. Automatic approach for generating ETL operators


    Bakari, Wided; Ali, Mouez; Ben-Abdallah, Hanene


    This article addresses the generation of the ETL operators(Extract-Transform-Load) for supplying a Data Warehouse from a relational data source. As a first step, we add new rules to those proposed by the authors of [1], these rules deal with the combination of ETL operators. In a second step, we propose an automatic approach based on model transformations to generate the ETL operations needed for loading a data warehouse. This approach offers the possibility to set some designer requirements ...

  8. Study on control algorithm for Automatic Train Operation based on neural network%基于神经网络的列车自动驾驶控制算法研究

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    费洋; 吴永城


    对列车自动驾驶系统的速度控制过程进行了分析,针对传统PID算法缺乏自适应能力的缺点,在传统神经网络算法的基础之上对神经元的学习算法作出改进,设计出了基于RBF网络辨识的单神经元自适应PID控制器,仿真结果表明该控制器能够满足列车自动驾驶系统速度控制要求。%The speed control process for Automatic Train Operation is analyzed, and as the traditional PID algorithm lacks adaptability, a single neuron adaptive PID controler based on RBF neural network is designed. The result of simulation shows that the controler can meet the speed control requirements for Automatic Train Operation.

  9. Research on Automatic Train Operation Based on Model-free Adaptive Control%基于无模型自适应控制的城轨列车自动驾驶研究

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    The precise tracking of ATO (Automatic Train Operation)target speed curves in urban rail transit is the key for the safety,efficiency,passenger comfort and energy efficiency of trains.As the ATO system has the characteristics of hard modeling and high robustness requirement as a nonlinear,time variant,state-delayed and complex system,this paper introduced the method of model-free adaptive control into the design of ATO target speed curves tracking controller.By comparison with PID algorithm,the tracking control algorithm of ATO target speed curves using model-free adaptive control demonstrated good tracking effect,little speed er-ror,high stopping precision,high comfort and less energy consumption.%城轨列车 ATO(Automatic Train Operation)目标速度曲线的精确追踪是保障城轨列车安全、高效、舒适和节能的关键环节。针对列车 ATO 系统为非线性时变滞后复杂系统,具有建模难和鲁棒性要求高等特点,本文将无模型自适应控制方法引入 ATO 目标速度曲线追踪控制器的设计问题中。通过与 PID 控制方法对比,基于MFAC(Model Free Adaptive Control)的 ATO 目标速度曲线追踪控制算法,具有追踪效果好、速度误差小、停车精度高、舒适度高、能耗少等特点。

  10. Optimization of Automatic Train Control for Energy Management and Service Reliability

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    Susanna P. Gordon; Richard M. Wheeler; Timothy J. Sa; Donald A. Sheaffer


    A new generation of automatic train control systems is currently under development in the commuter-rail transit industry. These systems will utilize radio communication between wayside control computers and trains in order to provide high precision train control beyond the capability of today's automatic systems. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system is developing such a modern control system in collaboration with Harmon Industries. This system, called the Advanced Automatic Train Control (AATC) system, will allow for precision train locating and control, and will facilitate coordination of the trajectories of multiple trains. This system will be capable of running trains more closely together and decreasing the time a train requires to traverse the system, while simultaneously operating with a more modest traction power infrastructure, and providing a smoother, more comfortable ride to commuters. The authors have collaborated with BART to develop a simulator of the AATC system and the traction power system, and they have utilized this simulator as a testbed for the development of advanced train control techniques. Several train control algorithms, including one employing a neural network for train voltage prediction, have been developed and tested in the simulator. Smoother train trajectories, reduced power infrastructure requirements, and reduced energy consumption have been demonstrated. Improved service reliability is also expected to result.

  11. Boiler Operator Training. (United States)

    Miller, Stanton S.


    This program, developed by the Nalco Chemical Company, helps with energy conservation in industrial plants. The program takes four to six weeks to complete. The training sessions last for about two hours. (BB)

  12. The role of attention in automatization: does attention operate at encoding, or retrieval, or both? (United States)

    Boronat, C B; Logan, G D


    In this research, we investigated whether attention operates in the encoding of automatized information, the retrieval of automatized information, or in both cases. Subjects searched two-word displays for members of a target category in focused-attention or divided-attention conditions that were crossed with block (training vs. transfer). To see whether subjects encoded all available items or only attended items, we compared performance for subjects in different training conditions but in the same transfer condition. Subjects encoded attended items. To see whether subjects retrieved all the items they had in memory, or only items associated with that to which they were attending at retrieval, we compared performance for subjects in the same training conditions but in different transfer conditions. Subjects retrieved attended items. Attention was found to operate at both encoding and retrieval. These findings support the instance theory of automaticity, which predicts the role of attention at encoding and retrieval.

  13. Operational health physics training

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    The initial four sections treat basic information concerning atomic structure and other useful physical quantities, natural radioactivity, the properties of {alpha}, {beta}, {gamma}, x rays and neutrons, and the concepts and units of radiation dosimetry (including SI units). Section 5 deals with biological effects and the risks associated with radiation exposure. Background radiation and man-made sources are discussed next. The basic recommendations of the ICRP concerning dose limitations: justification, optimization (ALARA concepts and applications) and dose limits are covered in Section seven. Section eight is an expanded version of shielding, and the internal dosimetry discussion has been extensively revised to reflect the concepts contained in the MIRD methodology and ICRP 30. The remaining sections discuss the operational health physics approach to monitoring radiation. Individual sections include radiation detection principles, instrument operation and counting statistics, health physics instruments and personnel monitoring devices. The last five sections deal with the nature of, operation principles of, health physics aspects of, and monitoring approaches to air sampling, reactors, nuclear safety, gloveboxes and hot cells, accelerators and x ray sources. Decontamination, waste disposal and transportation of radionuclides are added topics. Several appendices containing constants, symbols, selected mathematical topics, and the Chart of the Nuclides, and an index have been included.

  14. Automatic pipeline operation using Petri Nets

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    Moreira, Guilherme O. [PETROBRAS TRANSPORTE S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)


    A pipeline operation requires several actions, attention and time from the control room operator in each of its operating phases. This article proposition is to use automation as something more than a remote control, drastically reducing the number of repetitive and routine actions needed from the operator to start and stop the system, granting more time for system supervision, decision making during critical conditions and avoiding errors caused due to the need of several actions being executed in a short period of time. To achieve these objectives the pipeline operation will be modeled as a Petri Net consisting of states, event and actions. A methodology for converting this Petri Net into a Ladder controller code will also be proposed. (author)

  15. Consistently Trained Artificial Neural Network for Automatic Ship Berthing Control

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    Y.A. Ahmed


    Full Text Available In this paper, consistently trained Artificial Neural Network controller for automatic ship berthing is discussed. Minimum time course changing manoeuvre is utilised to ensure such consistency and a new concept named ‘virtual window’ is introduced. Such consistent teaching data are then used to train two separate multi-layered feed forward neural networks for command rudder and propeller revolution output. After proper training, several known and unknown conditions are tested to judge the effectiveness of the proposed controller using Monte Carlo simulations. After getting acceptable percentages of success, the trained networks are implemented for the free running experiment system to judge the network’s real time response for Esso Osaka 3-m model ship. The network’s behaviour during such experiments is also investigated for possible effect of initial conditions as well as wind disturbances. Moreover, since the final goal point of the proposed controller is set at some distance from the actual pier to ensure safety, therefore a study on automatic tug assistance is also discussed for the final alignment of the ship with actual pier.

  16. Training new operators - the first six months

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    Worthel, B


    The Fermilab Operations Department takes about two years to train a new Operator. The Operator's introductory (Concepts) On-the-Job-Training (OJT) gives him or her an overview of the laboratory, teaches the basic facts about all the accelerators, and it also teaches the new operator the training process used for all the rest of their OJT training. The Concepts OJT takes about four to six months for most people to complete. This paper will explain how this first six months of training sets the new employee on their path to becoming a fully trained Operator.

  17. Training new operators - the first six months

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    Worthel, B.; /Fermilab


    The Fermilab Operations Department takes about two years to train a new Operator. The Operator's introductory (Concepts) On-the-Job-Training (OJT) gives him or her an overview of the laboratory, teaches the basic facts about all the accelerators, and it also teaches the new operator the training process used for all the rest of their OJT training. The Concepts OJT takes about four to six months for most people to complete. This paper will explain how this first six months of training sets the new employee on their path to becoming a fully trained Operator.

  18. All-optical automatic pollen identification: Towards an operational system (United States)

    Crouzy, Benoît; Stella, Michelle; Konzelmann, Thomas; Calpini, Bertrand; Clot, Bernard


    We present results from the development and validation campaign of an optical pollen monitoring method based on time-resolved scattering and fluorescence. Focus is first set on supervised learning algorithms for pollen-taxa identification and on the determination of aerosol properties (particle size and shape). The identification capability provides a basis for a pre-operational automatic pollen season monitoring performed in parallel to manual reference measurements (Hirst-type volumetric samplers). Airborne concentrations obtained from the automatic system are compatible with those from the manual method regarding total pollen and the automatic device provides real-time data reliably (one week interruption over five months). In addition, although the calibration dataset still needs to be completed, we are able to follow the grass pollen season. The high sampling from the automatic device allows to go beyond the commonly-presented daily values and we obtain statistically significant hourly concentrations. Finally, we discuss remaining challenges for obtaining an operational automatic monitoring system and how the generic validation environment developed for the present campaign could be used for further tests of automatic pollen monitoring devices.

  19. Model-Based Reasoning in Humans Becomes Automatic with Training.

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    Marcos Economides


    Full Text Available Model-based and model-free reinforcement learning (RL have been suggested as algorithmic realizations of goal-directed and habitual action strategies. Model-based RL is more flexible than model-free but requires sophisticated calculations using a learnt model of the world. This has led model-based RL to be identified with slow, deliberative processing, and model-free RL with fast, automatic processing. In support of this distinction, it has recently been shown that model-based reasoning is impaired by placing subjects under cognitive load--a hallmark of non-automaticity. Here, using the same task, we show that cognitive load does not impair model-based reasoning if subjects receive prior training on the task. This finding is replicated across two studies and a variety of analysis methods. Thus, task familiarity permits use of model-based reasoning in parallel with other cognitive demands. The ability to deploy model-based reasoning in an automatic, parallelizable fashion has widespread theoretical implications, particularly for the learning and execution of complex behaviors. It also suggests a range of important failure modes in psychiatric disorders.

  20. Phasor Simulator for Operator Training Project

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    Dyer, Jim [Electric Power Group, Llc, Pasadena, CA (United States)


    Synchrophasor systems are being deployed in power systems throughout the North American Power Grid and there are plans to integrate this technology and its associated tools into Independent System Operator (ISO)/utility control room operations. A pre-requisite to using synchrophasor technologies in control rooms is for operators to obtain training and understand how to use this technology in real-time situations. The Phasor Simulator for Operator Training (PSOT) project objective was to develop, deploy and demonstrate a pre-commercial training simulator for operators on the use of this technology and to promote acceptance of the technology in utility and ISO/Regional Transmission Owner (RTO) control centers.

  1. Quick Development Microcomputer System: Training Automatic Components for Electronic Troubleshooting (United States)


    memory demands. The lack of interaction is counter to the buffer models of short-term memory (e.g., Baddeley 1988, Atkinson & Shiffrin 1968). Fourth, the...working memory capacity, and how practice under high workload enhances skilled performance. We have developed a training system for combinatoric...operations become fast (about looms) and can be executed with little attention or working memory load. Third, problems In the initial acquisition were NOT

  2. Training cows to approach the milking unit in response to acoustic signals in an automatic milking system during the grazing season

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    Wredle, E.; Munksgaard, Lene; Sporndly, E.


    cows housed in a barn with an automatic milking system. A small box emitting an acoustic signal was attached to the collar of the 10 cows. During the training period, the signal was induced manually from a distance and during the evaluation period, signals were activated automatically from a computer......The aim of the present study was to examine whether cows in a commercially-managed barn with automatic milking can learn to visit the milking unit in response to an acoustic signal during the grazing season. The study included 10 Swedish Red and White dairy cows, randomly selected from a herd of 45...... connected to the automatic milking system. The cows were trained indoors using an operant conditioning technique. All cows had 12 training sessions with 7–12 signals given at variable intervals. An evaluation period followed the training period. During evaluation, the trained cows received an individual...

  3. Variable-mass Thermodynamics Calculation Model for Gas-operated Automatic Weapon%Variable-mass Thermodynamics Calculation Model for Gas-operated Automatic Weapon

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    陈建彬; 吕小强


    Aiming at the fact that the energy and mass exchange phenomena exist between barrel and gas-operated device of the automatic weapon, for describing its interior ballistics and dynamic characteristics of the gas-operated device accurately, a new variable-mass thermodynamics model is built. It is used to calculate the automatic mechanism velocity of a certain automatic weapon, the calculation results coincide with the experimental results better, and thus the model is validated. The influences of structure parameters on gas-operated device' s dynamic characteristics are discussed. It shows that the model is valuable for design and accurate performance prediction of gas-operated automatic weapon.

  4. Automatic Labelling and Selection of Training Samples for High-Resolution Remote Sensing Image Classification over Urban Areas

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    Xin Huang


    Full Text Available Supervised classification is the commonly used method for extracting ground information from images. However, for supervised classification, the selection and labelling of training samples is an expensive and time-consuming task. Recently, automatic information indexes have achieved satisfactory results for indicating different land-cover classes, which makes it possible to develop an automatic method for labelling the training samples instead of manual interpretation. In this paper, we propose a method for the automatic selection and labelling of training samples for high-resolution image classification. In this way, the initial candidate training samples can be provided by the information indexes and open-source geographical information system (GIS data, referring to the representative land-cover classes: buildings, roads, soil, water, shadow, and vegetation. Several operations are then applied to refine the initial samples, including removing overlaps, removing borders, and semantic constraints. The proposed sampling method is evaluated on a series of high-resolution remote sensing images over urban areas, and is compared to classification with manually labeled training samples. It is found that the proposed method is able to provide and label a large number of reliable samples, and can achieve satisfactory results for different classifiers. In addition, our experiments show that active learning can further enhance the classification performance, as active learning is used to choose the most informative samples from the automatically labeled samples.

  5. Optimization of Train Trip Package Operation Scheme

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    Lu Tong


    Full Text Available Train trip package transportation is an advanced form of railway freight transportation, realized by a specialized train which has fixed stations, fixed time, and fixed path. Train trip package transportation has lots of advantages, such as large volume, long distance, high speed, simple forms of organization, and high margin, so it has become the main way of railway freight transportation. This paper firstly analyzes the related factors of train trip package transportation from its organizational forms and characteristics. Then an optimization model for train trip package transportation is established to provide optimum operation schemes. The proposed model is solved by the genetic algorithm. At last, the paper tests the model on the basis of the data of 8 regions. The results show that the proposed method is feasible for solving operation scheme issues of train trip package.

  6. Automatic Facial Expression Recognition and Operator Functional State (United States)

    Blanson, Nina


    The prevalence of human error in safety-critical occupations remains a major challenge to mission success despite increasing automation in control processes. Although various methods have been proposed to prevent incidences of human error, none of these have been developed to employ the detection and regulation of Operator Functional State (OFS), or the optimal condition of the operator while performing a task, in work environments due to drawbacks such as obtrusiveness and impracticality. A video-based system with the ability to infer an individual's emotional state from facial feature patterning mitigates some of the problems associated with other methods of detecting OFS, like obtrusiveness and impracticality in integration with the mission environment. This paper explores the utility of facial expression recognition as a technology for inferring OFS by first expounding on the intricacies of OFS and the scientific background behind emotion and its relationship with an individual's state. Then, descriptions of the feedback loop and the emotion protocols proposed for the facial recognition program are explained. A basic version of the facial expression recognition program uses Haar classifiers and OpenCV libraries to automatically locate key facial landmarks during a live video stream. Various methods of creating facial expression recognition software are reviewed to guide future extensions of the program. The paper concludes with an examination of the steps necessary in the research of emotion and recommendations for the creation of an automatic facial expression recognition program for use in real-time, safety-critical missions

  7. Nuclear power plant operation and training

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    Sanae, Katsushige [Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (Japan); Mitsumori, Kojiro


    In this report, the system for operation of a nuclear power plant and the qualities required for its operators were summarized. In Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Atomic Power Plant of the Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. operation is continuously made by 6 groups containing each 10 workers on three shifts. A group including the person in charge participates in the operation through cooperation of the control center and the respective spots. The group leaders are chosen from those approved as a person responsible to its operation. The conditions for the person responsible were as follows: to receive simulator training for senior operator, to have more than 7 years experience of operating a nuclear power plant, to pass a practical examination on the ordinary operation and the emergency one, to receive a training course to master the knowledge and techniques for operating an atomic reactor and to success the oral examination on practical knowledge required to perform the duty. Further, the simulators for ABWR training produced by Toshiba Corp. and Hitachi Ltd. were introduced as an example. And the practical training procedures to manipulate the simulator were presented. (M.N.)

  8. EHV network operation, maintenance, organization and training

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    Gravier, J.P. [Electricite de France (EDF), 75 - Paris (France)


    The service interruptions of electricity have an ever increasing social and industrial impact, it is thus fundamental to operate the network to its best level of performances. To face these changing conditions, Electricite de France has consequently adapted its strategy to improve its organization for maintenance and operation, clarify the operation procedures and give further training to the staff. This work presents the above mentioned issues. (author) 2 figs.

  9. Software framework for automatic learning of telescope operation (United States)

    Rodríguez, Jose A.; Molgó, Jordi; Guerra, Dailos


    The "Gran Telescopio de Canarias" (GTC) is an optical-infrared 10-meter segmented mirror telescope at the ORM observatory in Canary Islands (Spain). The GTC Control System (GCS) is a distributed object and component oriented system based on RT-CORBA and it is responsible for the operation of the telescope, including its instrumentation. The current development state of GCS is mature and fully operational. On the one hand telescope users as PI's implement the sequences of observing modes of future scientific instruments that will be installed in the telescope and operators, in turn, design their own sequences for maintenance. On the other hand engineers develop new components that provide new functionality required by the system. This great work effort is possible to minimize so that costs are reduced, especially if one considers that software maintenance is the most expensive phase of the software life cycle. Could we design a system that allows the progressive assimilation of sequences of operation and maintenance of the telescope, through an automatic self-programming system, so that it can evolve from one Component oriented organization to a Service oriented organization? One possible way to achieve this is to use mechanisms of learning and knowledge consolidation to reduce to the minimum expression the effort to transform the specifications of the different telescope users to the operational deployments. This article proposes a framework for solving this problem based on the combination of the following tools: data mining, self-Adaptive software, code generation, refactoring based on metrics, Hierarchical Agglomerative Clustering and Service Oriented Architectures.

  10. 14 CFR 25.672 - Stability augmentation and automatic and power-operated systems. (United States)


    ... power-operated systems. 25.672 Section 25.672 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION... Construction Control Systems § 25.672 Stability augmentation and automatic and power-operated systems. If the functioning of stability augmentation or other automatic or power-operated systems is necessary to...

  11. 14 CFR 29.672 - Stability augmentation, automatic, and power-operated systems. (United States)


    ... power-operated systems. 29.672 Section 29.672 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION... Construction Control Systems § 29.672 Stability augmentation, automatic, and power-operated systems. If the functioning of stability augmentation or other automatic or power-operated system is necessary to...

  12. 14 CFR 27.672 - Stability augmentation, automatic, and power-operated systems. (United States)


    ... power-operated systems. 27.672 Section 27.672 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION... Construction Control Systems § 27.672 Stability augmentation, automatic, and power-operated systems. If the functioning of stability augmentation or other automatic or power-operated systems is necessary to...

  13. Monitoring the Performance of the Pedestrian Transfer Function of Train Stations Using Automatic Fare Collection Data

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    Van den Heuvel, J.P.A.; Hoogenraad, J.H.


    Over the last years all train stations in The Netherlands have been equipped with automatic fare collection gates and/or validators. All public transport passengers use a smart card to pay their fare. In this paper we present a monitor for the performance of the pedestrian function of train stations

  14. Automatic training of lemmatization rules that handle morphological changes in pre-, in- and suffixes alike

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    Jongejan, Bart; Dalianis, Hercules


    We propose a method to automatically train lemmatization rules that handle prefix, infix and suffix changes to generate the lemma from the full form of a word. We explain how the lemmatization rules are created and how the lemmatizer works. We trained this lemmatizer on Danish, Dutch, English...

  15. Training shortest-path tractography: Automatic learning of spatial priors

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    Kasenburg, Niklas; Liptrot, Matthew George; Reislev, Nina Linde;


    knowledge. Here we demonstrate how such prior knowledge, or indeed any prior spatial information, can be automatically incorporated into a shortest-path tractography approach to produce more robust results. We describe how such a prior can be automatically generated (learned) from a population, and we...... demonstrate that our framework also retains support for conventional interactive constraints such as waypoint regions. We apply our approach to the open access, high quality Human Connectome Project data, as well as a dataset acquired on a typical clinical scanner. Our results show that the use of a learned...... prior substantially increases the overlap of tractography outputwith a reference atlas on both populations, and this is confirmed by visual inspection. Furthermore, we demonstrate how a prior learned on the high quality dataset significantly increases the overlap with the reference for the more typical...

  16. Discussion on movement skill automatization and training%简述动作技能自动化与训练

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    Movement skill automatization make individual complete correlative movements without the participation of special awareness and control,thereby reduce the psychological resource consumption in movement skill operation.Movement skill automatization can help individual to strengthen the feed back function of kinaesthesia with formed movement chart and maintain natural operation level under the disadvantaged condition with nice clue.Overtraining and effective development of actual and timely feed back are the problems should be paid attention during movement skill automatization training.On the psychological training of movement skill automatization,especially the idea essence of presentation training method,effective implementation in practice is the present hotspot in this field.%动作技能自动化使个体在无需特殊意识参与和控制下,协调有序地完成相关动作序列,从而降低动作技能操作中的心理资源消耗。动作技能自动化有助于个体凭借自身已形成的运动程序图式,加强动觉反馈的作用,并能利用细微的线索,在不利条件下维持正常的操作水平。"过度练习"及具体及时反馈的有效开展都是动作技能自动化训练中需要注意的问题。关于动作技能自动化的心理训练,尤其是表象训练法的理念精髓在实践中的有效的贯彻是目前该领域研究的热点。

  17. 49 CFR 193.2713 - Training: operations and maintenance. (United States)


    ... 49 Transportation 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Training: operations and maintenance. 193.2713... Training: operations and maintenance. (a) Each operator shall provide and implement a written plan of initial training to instruct— (1) All permanent maintenance, operating, and supervisory personnel—...

  18. A training approach to improve stepping automaticity while dual-tasking in Parkinson's disease (United States)

    Chomiak, Taylor; Watts, Alexander; Meyer, Nicole; Pereira, Fernando V.; Hu, Bin


    Abstract Background: Deficits in motor movement automaticity in Parkinson's disease (PD), especially during multitasking, are early and consistent hallmarks of cognitive function decline, which increases fall risk and reduces quality of life. This study aimed to test the feasibility and potential efficacy of a wearable sensor-enabled technological platform designed for an in-home music-contingent stepping-in-place (SIP) training program to improve step automaticity during dual-tasking (DT). Methods: This was a 4-week prospective intervention pilot study. The intervention uses a sensor system and algorithm that runs off the iPod Touch which calculates step height (SH) in real-time. These measurements were then used to trigger auditory (treatment group, music; control group, radio podcast) playback in real-time through wireless headphones upon maintenance of repeated large amplitude stepping. With small steps or shuffling, auditory playback stops, thus allowing participants to use anticipatory motor control to regain positive feedback. Eleven participants were recruited from an ongoing trial (Trial Number: ISRCTN06023392). Fear of falling (FES-I), general cognitive functioning (MoCA), self-reported freezing of gait (FOG-Q), and DT step automaticity were evaluated. Results: While we found no significant effect of training on FES-I, MoCA, or FOG-Q, we did observe a significant group (music vs podcast) by training interaction in DT step automaticity (Pmusically-contingent SIP training to increase motor automaticity for people living with PD. The training approach described here can be implemented at home to meet the growing demand for self-management of symptoms by patients. PMID:28151878

  19. Automatic training sample selection for a multi-evidence based crop classification approach

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    Chellasamy, Menaka; Ferre, Ty; Greve, Mogens Humlekrog

    three Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) neural networks trained separately with spectral, texture and vegetation indices; classification labels were then assigned based on Endorsement Theory. The present study proposes an approach to feed this ensemble classifier with automatically selected training samples...... are classified using the multi-evidence approach. The study is implemented with WorldView-2 multispectral imagery acquired for a study area containing 10 crop classes. The proposed approach is compared with the multi-evidence approach based on training samples selected randomly and border samples based...

  20. An Automatic Identification Procedure to Promote the use of FES-Cycling Training for Hemiparetic Patients

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    Emilia Ambrosini


    Full Text Available Cycling induced by Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES training currently requires a manual setting of different parameters, which is a time-consuming and scarcely repeatable procedure. We proposed an automatic procedure for setting session-specific parameters optimized for hemiparetic patients. This procedure consisted of the identification of the stimulation strategy as the angular ranges during which FES drove the motion, the comparison between the identified strategy and the physiological muscular activation strategy, and the setting of the pulse amplitude and duration of each stimulated muscle. Preliminary trials on 10 healthy volunteers helped define the procedure. Feasibility tests on 8 hemiparetic patients (5 stroke, 3 traumatic brain injury were performed. The procedure maximized the motor output within the tolerance constraint, identified a biomimetic strategy in 6 patients, and always lasted less than 5 minutes. Its reasonable duration and automatic nature make the procedure usable at the beginning of every training session, potentially enhancing the performance of FES-cycling training.

  1. An automatic identification procedure to promote the use of FES-cycling training for hemiparetic patients. (United States)

    Ambrosini, Emilia; Ferrante, Simona; Schauer, Thomas; Ferrigno, Giancarlo; Molteni, Franco; Pedrocchi, Alessandra


    Cycling induced by Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) training currently requires a manual setting of different parameters, which is a time-consuming and scarcely repeatable procedure. We proposed an automatic procedure for setting session-specific parameters optimized for hemiparetic patients. This procedure consisted of the identification of the stimulation strategy as the angular ranges during which FES drove the motion, the comparison between the identified strategy and the physiological muscular activation strategy, and the setting of the pulse amplitude and duration of each stimulated muscle. Preliminary trials on 10 healthy volunteers helped define the procedure. Feasibility tests on 8 hemiparetic patients (5 stroke, 3 traumatic brain injury) were performed. The procedure maximized the motor output within the tolerance constraint, identified a biomimetic strategy in 6 patients, and always lasted less than 5 minutes. Its reasonable duration and automatic nature make the procedure usable at the beginning of every training session, potentially enhancing the performance of FES-cycling training.


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    Giancardo, Luca [ORNL; Meriaudeau, Fabrice [ORNL; Karnowski, Thomas Paul [ORNL; Li, Yaquin [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Tobin Jr, Kenneth William [ORNL; Chaum, Edward [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)


    Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a common vision threatening complication of diabetic retinopathy which can be assessed by detecting exudates (a type of bright lesion) in fundus images. In this work, two new methods for the detection of exudates are presented which do not use a supervised learning step and therefore do not require ground-truthed lesion training sets which are time consuming to create, difficult to obtain, and prone to human error. We introduce a new dataset of fundus images from various ethnic groups and levels of DME which we have made publicly available. We evaluate our algorithm with this dataset and compare our results with two recent exudate segmentation algorithms. In all of our tests, our algorithms perform better or comparable with an order of magnitude reduction in computational time.

  3. 14 CFR 23.672 - Stability augmentation and automatic and power-operated systems. (United States)


    ... power-operated systems. 23.672 Section 23.672 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION... and power-operated systems. If the functioning of stability augmentation or other automatic or power-operated systems is necessary to show compliance with the flight characteristics requirements of this...

  4. Training telescope operators and support astronomers at Paranal

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    Boffin, Henri M J; Anderson, Joe; Pino, Andres; de Wit, Willem-Jan; Girard, Julien H V


    The operations model of the Paranal Observatory relies on the work of efficient staff to carry out all the daytime and nighttime tasks. This is highly dependent on adequate training. The Paranal Science Operations department (PSO) has a training group that devises a well-defined and continuously evolving training plan for new staff, in addition to broadening and reinforcing courses for the whole department. This paper presents the training activities for and by PSO, including recent astronomical and quality control training for operators, as well as adaptive optics and interferometry training of all staff. We also present some future plans.

  5. Training telescope operators and support astronomers at Paranal (United States)

    Boffin, Henri M. J.; Gadotti, Dimitri A.; Anderson, Joe; Pino, Andres; de Wit, Willem-Jan; Girard, Julien H. V.


    The operations model of the Paranal Observatory relies on the work of efficient staff to carry out all the daytime and nighttime tasks. This is highly dependent on adequate training. The Paranal Science Operations department (PSO) has a training group that devises a well-defined and continuously evolving training plan for new staff, in addition to broadening and reinforcing courses for the whole department. This paper presents the training activities for and by PSO, including recent astronomical and quality control training for operators, as well as adaptive optics and interferometry training of all staff. We also present some future plans.

  6. Operator Training Simulator for an Industrial Bioethanol Plant


    Inga Gerlach; Sören Tholin; Hass, Volker C; Carl-Fredrik Mandenius


    Operator training simulators (OTS) are software tools for training process operators in large-scale industrial applications. Here, we describe the development, implementation and training of an OTS for a large-scale industrial plant for bioethanol production. The design of the OTS is based on conceptual analysis (previously reported by us in this journal) of various configuration alternatives and training procedures at the plant. In this article, we report on how the conceptual design is used...

  7. Automatic joint alignment measurements from pre- and post-operative long leg standing radiographs

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    Goossen, A.; Weber, G.M.; Dries, S.P.M.


    Objectives: For diagnosis or treatment assessment of knee joint osteoarthritis it is required to measure bone morphometry from radiographic images. We propose a method for automatic measurement of joint alignment from pre-operative as well as post-operative radiographs.Methods: In a two step approac

  8. ATC Operations Analysis via Automatic Recognition of Clearances Project (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Recent advances in airport surface surveillance have motivated the creation of new tools and data sources for analysis of Air Traffic Control (ATC) operations. The...

  9. ATC Operations Analysis via Automatic Recognition of Clearances Project (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Recent advances in airport surface surveillance have motivated the creation of new tools for analysis of Air Traffic Control (ATC) operations, such as the Surface...

  10. Long-term abacus training induces automatic processing of abacus numbers in children. (United States)

    Du, Fenglei; Yao, Yuan; Zhang, Qiong; Chen, Feiyan


    Abacus-based mental calculation (AMC) is a unique strategy for arithmetic that is based on the mental abacus. AMC experts can solve calculation problems with extraordinarily fast speed and high accuracy. Previous studies have demonstrated that abacus experts showed superior performance and special neural correlates during numerical tasks. However, most of those studies focused on the perception and cognition of Arabic numbers. It remains unclear how the abacus numbers were perceived. By applying a similar enumeration Stroop task, in which participants are presented with a visual display containing two abacus numbers and asked to compare the numerosity of beads that consisted of the abacus number, in the present study we investigated the automatic processing of the numerical value of abacus numbers in abacus-trained children. The results demonstrated a significant congruity effect in the numerosity comparison task for abacus-trained children, in both reaction time and error rate analysis. These results suggested that the numerical value of abacus numbers was perceived automatically by the abacus-trained children after long-term training.

  11. Automatic training of lemmatization rules that handle morphological changes in pre-, in- and suffixes alike

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    Jongejan, Bart; Dalianis, Hercules


    We propose a method to automatically train lemmatization rules that handle prefix, infix and suffix changes to generate the lemma from the full form of a word. We explain how the lemmatization rules are created and how the lemmatizer works. We trained this lemmatizer on Danish, Dutch, English......, German, Greek, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Slovene and Swedish full form-lemma pairs respectively. We obtained significant improvements of 24 percent for Polish, 2.3 percent for Dutch, 1.5 percent for English, 1.2 percent for German and 1.0 percent for Swedish compared to plain suffix lemmatization...... using a suffix-only lemmatizer. Icelandic deteriorated with 1.9 percent. We also made an observation regarding the number of produced lemmatization rules as a function of the number of training pairs....

  12. Educational agents for the training of tunnel operators

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    Buiël, E.F.T.; Lubbers, J.


    The tunnel operator monitors and regulates the flow of traffic inside a tunnel, and takes actions in case an incident occurs. TNO has developed a training simulator that enables the operator to train incident situations. We are currently improving the simulator by developing intelligent agents that

  13. 29 CFR 1915.120 - Powered industrial truck operator training. (United States)


    ... 29 Labor 7 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Powered industrial truck operator training. 1915.120... Gear and Equipment for Rigging and Materials Handling § 1915.120 Powered industrial truck operator training. Note: The requirements applicable to shipyard employment under this section are identical...

  14. Operations Research for Freight Train Routing and Scheduling

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    Harrod, Steven; Gorman, Michael F.


    This article describes the service design activities that plan and implement the rail freight operating plan. Elements of strategic service design include the setting of train frequency, the routing of cars among trains, and the consolidation of cars, called blocking. At the operational level, tr...

  15. A Simulation-Based Approach to Training Operational Cultural Competence (United States)

    Johnson, W. Lewis


    Cultural knowledge and skills are critically important for military operations, emergency response, or any job that involves interaction with a culturally diverse population. However, it is not obvious what cultural knowledge and skills need to be trained, and how to integrate that training with the other training that trainees must undergo. Cultural training needs to be broad enough to encompass both regional (culture-specific) and cross-cultural (culture-general) competencies, yet be focused enough to result in targeted improvements in on-the-job performance. This paper describes a comprehensive instructional development methodology and training technology framework that focuses cultural training on operational needs. It supports knowledge acquisition, skill acquisition, and skill transfer. It supports both training and assessment, and integrates with other aspects of operational skills training. Two training systems will be used to illustrate this approach: the Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainer (VCAT) and the Tactical Dari language and culture training system. The paper also discusses new and emerging capabilities that are integrating cultural competence training more strongly with other aspects of training and mission rehearsal.

  16. The training of operating personnel at Spanish nuclear power plant

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    Diaz, Antonio Burgos, E-mail: [TECNATOM S.A.. Escuela de Formacion Almaraz y Trillo, Madrid (Spain)


    An essential condition in order to ensure that nuclear power plants are operated reliably and safely is the availability in the Control Room of duly qualified persons capable both of preventing accidents and of responding to them should they occur. Training of the Control Room operating crews is accomplished in two major stages: a lengthy process of initial training in which the knowledge acquired at high school and university is built upon, leading to the specialisation required to appropriately carry out the tasks to be performed in the Control Room, and a continuous training program aimed at maintaining and improving the knowledge and skills required to operate the plant, with feedback of the lessons learned from the industry's operating experience. The use of full-scope simulators replicating the physical conditions and environment of the Control Room allows the period of initial training to be reduced and is the most appropriate method for the continuous training program of the control room personnel, since these simulators increase the realism of the training scenarios, help to better understand the response of the plant and provide an accurate idea of transient response times. Tecnatom is the Training Centre for Spanish Operators; it is the 'Operator Training Factory' and its mission is to train the nuclear power plant operating personnel in both technological fundamentals and the development of diagnostic skills through practical scenarios on the simulator and on-the-job training. Our training programmes are based on a SAT (Systematic Approach to Training) methodology that has been implemented at both Spanish and overseas plants. (author)

  17. Automatic Learning of Fine Operating Rules for Online Power System Security Control. (United States)

    Sun, Hongbin; Zhao, Feng; Wang, Hao; Wang, Kang; Jiang, Weiyong; Guo, Qinglai; Zhang, Boming; Wehenkel, Louis


    Fine operating rules for security control and an automatic system for their online discovery were developed to adapt to the development of smart grids. The automatic system uses the real-time system state to determine critical flowgates, and then a continuation power flow-based security analysis is used to compute the initial transfer capability of critical flowgates. Next, the system applies the Monte Carlo simulations to expected short-term operating condition changes, feature selection, and a linear least squares fitting of the fine operating rules. The proposed system was validated both on an academic test system and on a provincial power system in China. The results indicated that the derived rules provide accuracy and good interpretability and are suitable for real-time power system security control. The use of high-performance computing systems enables these fine operating rules to be refreshed online every 15 min.

  18. Junior Leader Training Development in Operational Units (United States)


    notwithstanding any other provision of law , no person shall be subject to a penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not...CO) to company -grade officers, may face e eral training development challenges such as: requirements to develop training outside of their areas of...91A: M-1 Abrams Tank Sy tern Maintainer (l) llB : Infantryman (3) 13D: Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist (2) 15P

  19. A rehabilitation training system with double-CCD camera and automatic spatial positioning technique (United States)

    Lin, Chern-Sheng; Wei, Tzu-Chi; Lu, An-Tsung; Hung, San-Shan; Chen, Wei-Lung; Chang, Chia-Chang


    This study aimed to develop a computer game for machine vision integrated rehabilitation training system. The main function of the system is to allow users to conduct hand grasp-and-place movement through machine vision integration. Images are captured by a double-CCD camera, and then positioned on a large screen. After defining the right, left, upper, and lower boundaries of the captured images, an automatic spatial positioning technique is employed to obtain their correlation functions, and lookup tables are defined for cameras. This system can provide rehabilitation courses and games that allow users to exercise grasp-and-place movements, in order to improve their upper limb movement control, trigger trunk control, and balance training.

  20. Pipeline operators training and certification using thermohydraulic simulators

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    Barreto, Claudio V.; Plasencia C, Jose [Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Nucleo de Simulacao Termohidraulica de Dutos (SIMDUT); Montalvao, Filipe; Costa, Luciano [TRANSPETRO - PETROBRAS Transporte S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)


    The continuous pipeline operators training and certification of the TRANSPETRO's Pipeline National Operations Control Center (CNCO) is an essential task aiming the efficiency and safety of the oil and derivatives transport operations through the Brazilian pipeline network. For this objective, a hydraulic simulator is considered an excellent tool that allows the creation of different operational scenarios for training the pipeline hydraulic behavior as well as for testing the operator's responses to normal and abnormal real time operational conditions. The hydraulic simulator is developed based on a pipeline simulation software that supplies the hydraulic responses normally acquired from the pipeline remote units in the field. The pipeline simulation software has a communication interface system that sends and receives data to the SCADA supervisory system database. Using the SCADA graphical interface to create and to customize human machine interfaces (HMI) from which the operator/instructor has total control of the pipeline/system and instrumentation by sending commands. Therefore, it is possible to have realistic training outside of the real production systems, while acquiring experience during training hours with the operation of a real pipeline. A pilot Project was initiated at TRANSPETRO - CNCO targeting to evaluate the hydraulic simulators advantages in pipeline operators training and certification programs. The first part of the project was the development of three simulators for different pipelines. The excellent results permitted the project expansion for a total of twenty different pipelines, being implemented in training programs for pipelines presently operated by CNCO as well as for the new ones that are being migrated. The main objective of this paper is to present an overview of the implementation process and the development of a training environment through a pipe simulation environment using commercial software. This paper also presents

  1. Operator Training Simulator for an Industrial Bioethanol Plant

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    Inga Gerlach


    Full Text Available Operator training simulators (OTS are software tools for training process operators in large-scale industrial applications. Here, we describe the development, implementation and training of an OTS for a large-scale industrial plant for bioethanol production. The design of the OTS is based on conceptual analysis (previously reported by us in this journal of various configuration alternatives and training procedures at the plant. In this article, we report on how the conceptual design is used in simulation models and graphical user interfaces and how the design is applied for training of operators in the real plant environment. The results imply that OTS would be time- and cost-efficient tools for application in the biotechnological industry.

  2. An Automatic Uav Mapping System for Supporting un (united Nations) Field Operations (United States)

    Choi, K.; Cheon, J. W.; Kim, H. Y.; Lee, I.


    The United Nations (UN) has performed field operations worldwide such as peacekeeping or rescue missions. When such an operation is needed, the UN dispatches an operation team usually with a GIS (Geographic Information System) customized to a specific operation. The base maps for the GIS are generated mostly with satellite images which may not retain a high resolution and the current situation. To build an up-to-date high resolution map, we propose a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) based automatic mapping system, which can operate in a fully automatic way from the data acquisition of sensory data to the data processing for the generation of the geospatial products such as a mosaicked orthoimage of a target area. In this study, we analyse the requirements for UN field operations, suggest a UAV mapping system with an operation scenario, and investigate the applicability of the system. With the proposed system, we can construct a tailored GIS with up-to-date and high resolution base maps for a specific operation efficiently.

  3. Towards an automatic spectral and modal identification from operational modal analysis (United States)

    Vu, V. H.; Thomas, M.; Lafleur, F.; Marcouiller, L.


    A method is developed for the automatic identification of the spectrum and modal parameters of an operational modal analysis using multi sensors. A multivariate autoregressive model is presented, and its parameters are estimated by least squares via the implementation of QR factorization. A noise-independent minimum model order, from which all available physical modes may be identified, is developed. This so-called optimal model order is selected from the convergence of a global order-wise signal-to-noise ratio index. At this model order or higher, the modes are classified based on a decreasing damped modal signal-to-noise (DMSN) criterion. This decreasing order classification allows for easy identification of all the physical modes. A significant change in the DMSN index enables the determination of the number of physical modes in a specific frequency range, and thus, an automatic procedure for identifying the modal parameters can be developed to discriminate harmonic and natural frequencies from spurious ones. Furthermore, a multispectral matrix can be constructed from selected frequencies by introducing a powered amplification factor, which provides a smooth, balanced, noise-free spectrum with all main peaks. The proposed method has been performed on simulated multi-degree-of-freedom systems, on a laboratory test bench, and on an industrial operating high power hydro-electric generator offering the potential for automatic operational modal analysis and structural health monitoring.

  4. Machine Operator Training Program and Curriculum. (United States)

    St. Cyr, David; And Others

    This curriculum contains materials for use in duplicating the 11-week course for machine operators that was implemented at New Hampshire Vocational-Technical College in Nashua, New Hampshire. Addressed in the course, which is designed to prepare entry-level employees, are the following topics: basic math, blueprint reading, layout tools and…


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    S. Hajahmadi


    Full Text Available Due to the rapid transformation of the societies, and the consequent growth of the cities, it is necessary to study these changes in order to achieve better control and management of urban areas and assist the decision-makers. Change detection involves the ability to quantify temporal effects using multi-temporal data sets. The available maps of the under study area is one of the most important sources for this reason. Although old data bases and maps are a great resource, it is more than likely that the training data extracted from them might contain errors, which affects the procedure of the classification; and as a result the process of the training sample editing is an essential matter. Due to the urban nature of the area studied and the problems caused in the pixel base methods, object-based classification is applied. To reach this, the image is segmented into 4 scale levels using a multi-resolution segmentation procedure. After obtaining the segments in required levels, training samples are extracted automatically using the existing old map. Due to the old nature of the map, these samples are uncertain containing wrong data. To handle this issue, an editing process is proposed according to K-nearest neighbour and k-means algorithms. Next, the image is classified in a multi-resolution object-based manner and the effects of training sample refinement are evaluated. As a final step this classified image is compared with the existing map and the changed areas are detected.

  6. Special Operations Aerial Mobility Vehicle Training Syllabus (United States)


    failure. For instance, on 6 August 2011, a U.S. Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter , call sign Extortion 17, was shot down in Afghanistan, resulting in...of Federal Regulations using the following language. Light-sport aircraft means an aircraft, other than a helicopter or powered- lift that, since...Hours Yes NVG Landings 90 Days 3 No Swarm Procedures 180 Days 2 Hours Yes Landing Zone Operations 180 Days 5 Landings No Formation Flight

  7. Train Timetable Evaluation from the Viewpoints of Passengers by Microsimulation of Train Operation and Passenger Flow (United States)

    Kunimatsu, Taketoshi; Hirai, Chikara; Tomii, Norio

    In order to evaluate train timetables from passengers' points of view, it is indispensable to estimate the disutilities of passengers. This can be done by estimating the movements of passengers and trains accurately. In particular, when there are many passengers, an interaction between the passengers and trains must be considered. To this end, we have developed a microsimulation system to simulate both train operation and passengers' train choice behavior. The system can simulate train choice behaviors of more than one million passengers as well as their positions in trains. It is possible to estimate the delays caused by congestion in trains as well. The system is based on models of different attitudes of the passengers with respect to the train choice behavior, with includes the choice of the earliest train, transfer avoidance, and congestion avoidance; a passengers' train choice behavior reflects his/her preferences. We applied this system to an actual railway line in a metropolitan area and evaluated two train schedules by calculating the generalized cost that reflects each passenger's disutility in his/her experience. Through the numerical experiments, we have confirmed that the proposed method is very useful for evaluating timetables from passengers' points of view.

  8. Resonant breathing biofeedback training for stress reduction among manufacturing operators. (United States)

    Sutarto, Auditya Purwandini; Wahab, Muhammad Nubli Abdul; Zin, Nora Mat


    The aim of this study was to examine the effect of resonant breathing biofeedback training for reducing stress among manufacturing operators. Resonant breathing biofeedback works by teaching people to recognize their involuntary heart rate variability and to control patterns of this physiological response. Thirty-six female operators from an electronic manufacturing factory were randomly assigned as the experimental group (n = 19) and the control group (n = 17). The participants of the intervention received 5 weekly sessions of biofeedback training. Physiological stress profiles and self-perceived depression, anxiety, and stress scale (DASS) were assessed at pre- and post-intervention. Results indicated that depression, anxiety, and stress significantly decreased after the training in the experimental group; they were supported by a significant increase in physiological measures. Overall, these results support the potential application of resonant biofeedback training to reduce negative emotional symptoms among industrial workers.

  9. Automatic control of freeboard and turbine operation. Wave Dragon, Nissum Bredning

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    Kofoed, Jens Peter; Frigaard, P. [Aalborg Univ. (Denmark); Friis-Madsen, Erik [Wave Dragon ApS (Denmark); Nimskov, M. [Balslev (Denmark)


    This report deals with the modules for automatic control of freeboard and turbine operation on board the Wave Dragon, Nissum Bredning (WD-NB) prototype, and covers what has been going on up to ultimo 2003. The modules have been implemented on board WD-NB by means of a Siemens PLC. The control and monitoring of the PLC is achieved through a SCADA software package (SIMATIC WinCC V6) running on a Windows 2000 PC situated on board. A preliminary Users manual is available (Nimskov, 2003). The two modules for automatic control of freeboard and turbine operation are denoted 'Buoyancy' and 'Generators', respectively, in the SCADA system. The 'Buoyancy' part controls the freeboard by blowing air into or letting air out of air chambers underneath the structure, and thereby raise or lower it. The 'generator' part controls the generators, and thereby the turbines, by switching them on and of in order to maintain the water level in the reservoir within the specified work span. Furthermore, the generators are controlled by frequency converters, so the rotational speed for each turbine is achieved, corresponding to the optimal operation point. (au)

  10. Spaceflight Systems Training: A Comparison and Contrasting of Techniques for Training Ground Operators and Onboard Crewmembers (United States)

    Balmain, Clinton; Fleming, Mark


    When developing techniques and products for instruction on manned spaceflight systems, training organizations are often faced with two very different customers: ground operators and onboard crewmembers. Frequently, instructional development focuses on one of these customers with the assumption that the other s needs will be met by default. Experience teaches us that differing approaches are required when developing training tailored to the specific needs of each customer. As a rule, ground operators require focused instruction on specific areas of expertise. Their knowledge should be of the details of the hardware, software, and operational techniques associated with that system. They often benefit from historical knowledge of how their system has operated over its lifetime. Since several different ground operators may be interfacing with the same system, each individual operator must understand the agreed-to principles by which that system will be run. In contrast, onboard crewmembers require a more broad, hands-on awareness of their operational environment. Their training should be developed with an understanding of the physical environment in which they live and work and the day-to-day tasks they are most likely to perform. Rarely do they require a deep understanding of the details of a system; it is often sufficient to teach them just enough to maintain situational awareness and perform basic tasks associated with maintenance and operation of onboard systems. Crewmembers may also develop unique onboard operational techniques that differ from preceding crews. They should be taught what flexibility they have in systems operations and how their specific habits can be communicated to ground support personnel. This paper will explore the techniques that can be employed when developing training for these unique customers. We will explore the history of International Space Station training development and how past efforts can guide us in creating training for users of

  11. Automatic braking system modification for the Advanced Transport Operating Systems (ATOPS) Transportation Systems Research Vehicle (TSRV) (United States)

    Coogan, J. J.


    Modifications were designed for the B-737-100 Research Aircraft autobrake system hardware of the Advanced Transport Operating Systems (ATOPS) Program at Langley Research Center. These modifications will allow the on-board flight control computer to control the aircraft deceleration after landing to a continuously variable level for the purpose of executing automatic high speed turn-offs from the runway. A bread board version of the proposed modifications was built and tested in simulated stopping conditions. Test results, for various aircraft weights, turnoff speed, winds, and runway conditions show that the turnoff speeds are achieved generally with errors less than 1 ft/sec.


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    Brizendine, Anthony; Byars, Nan; Sleiti, Ahmad; Gehrig, Bruce; Lu, Na


    The primary objective of the Net-Zero Energy Building Operator Training Program (NZEBOT) was to develop certificate level training programs for commercial building owners, managers and operators, principally in the areas of energy / sustainability management. The expected outcome of the project was a multi-faceted mechanism for developing the skill-based competency of building operators, owners, architects/engineers, construction professionals, tenants, brokers and other interested groups in energy efficient building technologies and best practices. The training program draws heavily on DOE supported and developed materials available in the existing literature, as well as existing, modified, and newly developed curricula from the Department of Engineering Technology & Construction Management (ETCM) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte). The project goal is to develop a certificate level training curriculum for commercial energy and sustainability managers and building operators that: 1) Increases the skill-based competency of building professionals in energy efficient building technologies and best practices, and 2) Increases the workforce pool of expertise in energy management and conservation techniques. The curriculum developed in this project can subsequently be used to establish a sustainable energy training program that can contribute to the creation of new “green” job opportunities in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast region, and workforce training that leads to overall reductions in commercial building energy consumption. Three energy training / education programs were developed to achieve the stated goal, namely: 1. Building Energy/Sustainability Management (BESM) Certificate Program for Building Managers and Operators (40 hours); 2. Energy Efficient Building Technologies (EEBT) Certificate Program (16 hours); and 3. Energy Efficent Buildings (EEB) Seminar (4 hours). Training Program 1 incorporates the following

  13. An automatic sleep spindle detector based on wavelets and the teager energy operator. (United States)

    Ahmed, Beena; Redissi, Amira; Tafreshi, Reza


    Sleep spindles are one of the most important short-lasting rhythmic events occurring in the EEG during Non-Rapid Eye Movement sleep. Their accurate identification in a polysomnographic signal is essential for sleep professionals to help them mark Stage 2 sleep. Visual spindle scoring however is a tedious workload, as there are often a thousand spindles in an all-night recording. In this paper a novel approach for the automatic detection of sleep spindles based upon the Teager Energy Operator and wavelet packets has been presented. The Teager operator was found to accurately enhance periodic activity in epochs of the EEG containing spindles. The wavelet packet transform proved effective in accurately locating spindles in the time-frequency domain. The autocorrelation function of the resultant Teager signal and the wavelet packet energy ratio were used to identify epochs with spindles. These two features were integrated into a spindle detection algorithm which achieved an accuracy of 93.7%.

  14. Hybrid Decision-making Method for Emergency Response System of Unattended Train Operation Metro

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    Bobo Zhao


    Full Text Available Suitable selection of the emergency alternatives is a critical issue in emergency response system of Unattended Train Operation (UTO metro system of China. However, there is no available method for dispatcher group in Operating Control Center (OCC to evaluate the decision under emergency situation. It was found that the emergency decision making in UTO metro system is relative with the preferences and the importance of multi-dispatcher in emergency. Regarding these factors, this paper presents a hybrid method to determinate the priority weights of emergency alternatives, which aggregates the preference matrix by constructing the emergency response task model based on the Weighted Ordered Weighted Averaging (WOWA operator. This calculation approach derives the importance weights depending on the dispatcher emergency tasks and integrates it into the Ordered Weighted Averaging (OWA operator weights based on a fuzzy membership relation. A case from train fire is given to demonstrate the feasibility and practicability of the proposed methods for Group Multi-Criteria Decision Making (GMCDM in emergency management of UTO metro system. The innovation of this research is paving the way for a systematic emergency decision-making solution which connects the automatic metro emergency response system with the GMCDM theory.

  15. Algorithm of Dynamic Operation Process of Hydraulic Automatically Operated Canals with Constant-Downstream Level Gates

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    ZHANG Li-wei; FENG Xiao-bo; WANG Chang-de


    On the basis of analysis the governing process of downstream water level gates AVIO and AVIS, a mathematical model for simulation of dynamic operation process of hydraulically automated irrigation canals installed with AVIO and AVIS gates is presented. the main point of this mathematical model is firstly applying a set of unsteady flow equations (St. Venant equations here) and treating the condition of gate movement as its dynamic boundary, and then decoupling this interaction of gate movement with the change of canal flow. In this process, it is necessary to give the gates' open-loop transfer function whose input is water level deviation and output is gate discharge. The result of this simulation for a practical reach has shown it has satisfactory accuracy.

  16. Automatic Management Systems for the Operation of the Cryogenic Test Facilities for LHC Series Superconducting Magnets

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    Tovar-Gonzalez, A; Herblin, L; Lamboy, J P; Vullierme, B


    Prior to their final preparation before installation in the tunnel, the ~1800 series superconducting magnets of the LHC machine shall be entirely tested at reception on modular test facilities. The operation 24 hours per day of the cryogenic test facilities is conducted in turn by 3-operator teams, assisted in real time by the use of the Test Bench Priorities Handling System, a process control application enforcing the optimum use of cryogenic utilities and of the "Tasks Tracking System", a web-based e-traveller application handling 12 parallel 38-task test sequences. This paper describes how such computer-based management systems can be used to optimize operation of concurrent test benches within technical boundary conditions given by the cryogenic capacity, and how they can be used to study the efficiency of the automatic steering of all individual cryogenic sub-systems. Finally, this paper presents the overall performance of the cryomagnet test station for the first complete year of operation at high produ...

  17. Hygienization of municipal sludge in automatically operated chamber filter presses with thermal vacuum drying. (United States)

    Sagberg, P


    This paper presents the state of the art of thermal vacuum drying in chamber filter presses for unattended automatic operation. The achieved results are exemplified by the treatment of the two stage digested combined primary, chemical and biological sludge created by the VEAS concept for nutrient removal from municipal wastewater at VEAS. The water removal rate in each stage of the drying process is described, with comments on the low energy needs. The advantages of one-sided heating, the capacity and the drying potential are discussed. The hygienization potential of the process is demonstrated by the effect on thermostable coliform bacteria, Escherichia coli, salmonella, the spores of sulfite reducing anaerobic bacteria, f-specific bacteriophages, the seeds of the weed, wild oat, Avena fatua, and the parasite eggs of the potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis. A more complete paper with the VEAS-concept is found on the VEAS homepage (

  18. Optimal algorithm for automatic detection of microaneurysms based on receiver operating characteristic curve (United States)

    Xu, Lili; Luo, Shuqian


    Microaneurysms (MAs) are the first manifestations of the diabetic retinopathy (DR) as well as an indicator for its progression. Their automatic detection plays a key role for both mass screening and monitoring and is therefore in the core of any system for computer-assisted diagnosis of DR. The algorithm basically comprises the following stages: candidate detection aiming at extracting the patterns possibly corresponding to MAs based on mathematical morphological black top hat, feature extraction to characterize these candidates, and classification based on support vector machine (SVM), to validate MAs. Feature vector and kernel function of SVM selection is very important to the algorithm. We use the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve to evaluate the distinguishing performance of different feature vectors and different kernel functions of SVM. The ROC analysis indicates the quadratic polynomial SVM with a combination of features as the input shows the best discriminating performance.

  19. Ludwig: A Training Simulator of the Safety Operation of a CANDU Reactor

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    Gustavo Boroni


    Full Text Available This paper presents the application Ludwig designed to train operators of a CANDU Nuclear Power Plant (NPP by means of a computer control panel that simulates the response of the evolution of the physical variables of the plant under normal transients. The model includes a close set of equations representing the principal components of a CANDU NPP plant, a nodalized primary circuit, core, pressurizer, and steam generators. The design of the application was performed using the object-oriented programming paradigm, incorporating an event-driven process to reflect the action of the human operators and the automatic control system. A comprehensive set of online graphical displays are provided giving an in-depth understanding of transient neutronic and thermal hydraulic response of the power plant. The model was validated against data from a real transient occurring in the Argentine NPP Embalse Río Tercero, showing good agreement. However, it should be stressed that the aim of the simulator is in the training of operators and engineering students.

  20. Cognitive skill training for nuclear power plant operational decision making

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    Mumaw, R.J.; Swatzler, D.; Roth, E.M. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Thomas, W.A. [Quantum Technologies, Inc., Oak Brook, IL (United States)


    Training for operator and other technical positions in the commercial nuclear power industry traditionally has focused on mastery of the formal procedures used to control plant systems and processes. However, decisionmaking tasks required of nuclear power plant operators involve cognitive skills (e.g., situation assessment, planning). Cognitive skills are needed in situations where formal procedures may not exist or may not be as prescriptive, as is the case in severe accident management (SAM). The Westinghouse research team investigated the potential cognitive demands of SAM on the control room operators and Technical Support Center staff who would be most involved in the selection and execution of severe accident control actions. A model of decision making, organized around six general cognitive processes, was developed to identify the types of cognitive skills that may be needed for effective performance. Also, twelve SAM scenarios were developed to reveal specific decision-making difficulties. Following the identification of relevant cognitive skills, 19 approaches for training individual and team cognitive skills were identified. A review of these approaches resulted in the identification of general characteristics that are important in effective training of cognitive skills.

  1. Performance Analysis of the SIFT Operator for Automatic Feature Extraction and Matching in Photogrammetric Applications. (United States)

    Lingua, Andrea; Marenchino, Davide; Nex, Francesco


    In the photogrammetry field, interest in region detectors, which are widely used in Computer Vision, is quickly increasing due to the availability of new techniques. Images acquired by Mobile Mapping Technology, Oblique Photogrammetric Cameras or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles do not observe normal acquisition conditions. Feature extraction and matching techniques, which are traditionally used in photogrammetry, are usually inefficient for these applications as they are unable to provide reliable results under extreme geometrical conditions (convergent taking geometry, strong affine transformations, etc.) and for bad-textured images. A performance analysis of the SIFT technique in aerial and close-range photogrammetric applications is presented in this paper. The goal is to establish the suitability of the SIFT technique for automatic tie point extraction and approximate DSM (Digital Surface Model) generation. First, the performances of the SIFT operator have been compared with those provided by feature extraction and matching techniques used in photogrammetry. All these techniques have been implemented by the authors and validated on aerial and terrestrial images. Moreover, an auto-adaptive version of the SIFT operator has been developed, in order to improve the performances of the SIFT detector in relation to the texture of the images. The Auto-Adaptive SIFT operator (A(2) SIFT) has been validated on several aerial images, with particular attention to large scale aerial images acquired using mini-UAV systems.

  2. Performance Analysis of the SIFT Operator for Automatic Feature Extraction and Matching in Photogrammetric Applications

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    Francesco Nex


    Full Text Available In the photogrammetry field, interest in region detectors, which are widely used in Computer Vision, is quickly increasing due to the availability of new techniques. Images acquired by Mobile Mapping Technology, Oblique Photogrammetric Cameras or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles do not observe normal acquisition conditions. Feature extraction and matching techniques, which are traditionally used in photogrammetry, are usually inefficient for these applications as they are unable to provide reliable results under extreme geometrical conditions (convergent taking geometry, strong affine transformations, etc. and for bad-textured images. A performance analysis of the SIFT technique in aerial and close-range photogrammetric applications is presented in this paper. The goal is to establish the suitability of the SIFT technique for automatic tie point extraction and approximate DSM (Digital Surface Model generation. First, the performances of the SIFT operator have been compared with those provided by feature extraction and matching techniques used in photogrammetry. All these techniques have been implemented by the authors and validated on aerial and terrestrial images. Moreover, an auto-adaptive version of the SIFT operator has been developed, in order to improve the performances of the SIFT detector in relation to the texture of the images. The Auto-Adaptive SIFT operator (A2 SIFT has been validated on several aerial images, with particular attention to large scale aerial images acquired using mini-UAV systems.

  3. Basic CNC Operation. Training Workbook [and] Assessment and Training Guide [and] Hands-on Assessment. (United States)

    Anoka-Hennepin Technical Coll., Minneapolis, MN.

    This workbook is intended for students taking a course in basic computer numerical control (CNC) operation that was developed during a project to retrain defense industry workers at risk of job loss or dislocation because of conversion of the defense industry. The workbook contains daily training guides for each of the course's 13 sessions. Among…

  4. DOE handbook: Guide to good practices for training and qualification of chemical operators

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    The purpose of this Handbook is to provide contractor training organizations with information that can be used as a reference to refine existing chemical operator training programs, or develop new training programs where no program exists. This guide, used in conjunction with facility-specific job analyses, will provide a framework for training and qualification programs for chemical operators at DOE reactor and nonreactor facilities. Recommendations for qualification are made in four areas: education, experience, physical attributes, and training. Contents include: initial qualification; administrative training; industrial safety training; specialized skills training; on-the-job training; trainee evaluation; continuing training; training effectiveness evaluation; and program records. Two appendices describe Fundamentals training and Process operations. This handbook covers chemical operators in transportation of fuels and wastes, spent fuel receiving and storage, fuel disassembly, fuel reprocessing, and both liquid and solid low-level waste processing.

  5. Automatic detection of micro-aneurysms in retinal images based on curvelet transform and morphological operations (United States)

    Mohammad Alipour, Shirin Hajeb; Rabbani, Hossein


    Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the major complications of diabetes that changes the blood vessels of the retina and distorts patient vision that finally in high stages can lead to blindness. Micro-aneurysms (MAs) are one of the first pathologies associated with DR. The number and the location of MAs are very important in grading of DR. Early diagnosis of micro-aneurysms (MAs) can reduce the incidence of blindness. As MAs are tiny area of blood protruding from vessels in the retina and their size is about 25 to 100 microns, automatic detection of these tiny lesions is still challenging. MAs occurring in the macula can lead to visual loss. Also the position of a lesion such as MAs relative to the macula is a useful feature for analysis and classification of different stages of DR. Because MAs are more distinguishable in fundus fluorescin angiography (FFA) compared to color fundus images, we introduce a new method based on curvelet transform and morphological operations for MAs detection in FFA images. As vessels and MAs are the bright parts of FFA image, firstly extracted vessels by curvelet transform are removed from image. Then morphological operations are applied on resulted image for detecting MAs.

  6. Simulation of longitudinal dynamics of a freight train operating through a car dumper (United States)

    Kovalev, R.; Sakalo, A.; Yazykov, V.; Shamdani, A.; Bowey, R.; Wakeling, C.


    A heavy haul train and car dumper model was created to analyse train longitudinal dynamics during dumping. Influence of such factors as performance curve of draft gears, total free slack in couplers, operating mode of train positioner and braking of last two cars of train on the in-train forces was considered.

  7. A report on training equipment enhancements for the U.S. Special Operations Command

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    Training support systems - including devices, simulators and simulations - significantly improve training. Of course this is important for all military units. But for Special Operations Forces, such improvements are critical. Special Operations Forces must be prepared to operate in the most difficult, least forgiving of environments and do it right on the first try. The objective of this project is to report on the latest state-of-the-art training devices and systems which can enhance the training of Special Operations Forces.

  8. NEEMO 20: Science Training, Operations, and Tool Development (United States)

    Graff, T.; Miller, M.; Rodriguez-Lanetty, M.; Chappell, S.; Naids, A.; Hood, A.; Coan, D.; Abell, P.; Reagan, M.; Janoiko, B.


    The 20th mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) was a highly integrated evaluation of operational protocols and tools designed to enable future exploration beyond low-Earth orbit. NEEMO 20 was conducted from the Aquarius habitat off the coast of Key Largo, FL in July 2015. The habitat and its surroundings provide a convincing analog for space exploration. A crew of six (comprised of astronauts, engineers, and habitat technicians) lived and worked in and around the unique underwater laboratory over a mission duration of 14-days. Incorporated into NEEMO 20 was a diverse Science Team (ST) comprised of geoscientists from the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES/XI) Division from the Johnson Space Center (JSC), as well as marine scientists from the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University (FIU). This team trained the crew on the science to be conducted, defined sampling techniques and operational procedures, and planned and coordinated the science focused Extra Vehicular Activities (EVAs). The primary science objectives of NEEMO 20 was to study planetary sampling techniques and tools in partial gravity environments under realistic mission communication time delays and operational pressures. To facilitate these objectives two types of science sites were employed 1) geoscience sites with available rocks and regolith for testing sampling procedures and tools and, 2) marine science sites dedicated to specific research focused on assessing the photosynthetic capability of corals and their genetic connectivity between deep and shallow reefs. These marine sites and associated research objectives included deployment of handheld instrumentation, context descriptions, imaging, and sampling; thus acted as a suitable proxy for planetary surface exploration activities. This abstract briefly summarizes the scientific training, scientific operations, and tool

  9. 49 CFR 238.447 - Train operator's controls and power car cab layout. (United States)


    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Train operator's controls and power car cab layout... Specific Requirements for Tier II Passenger Equipment § 238.447 Train operator's controls and power car cab layout. (a) Train operator controls in the power car cab shall be arranged so as to minimize the...

  10. GIONET (GMES Initial Operations Network for Earth Observation Research Training) (United States)

    Nicolas, V.; Balzter, H.


    GMES Initial Operations - Network for Earth Observation Research Training (GIONET) is a Marie Curie funded project that aims to establish the first of a kind European Centre of Excellence for Earth Observation Research Training. Copernicus (previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) is a joint undertaking of the European Space Agency and the European Commission. It develops fully operational Earth Observation monitoring services for a community of end users from the public and private sector. The first services that are considered fully operational are the land monitoring and emergency monitoring core services. In GIONET, 14 early stage researchers are being trained at PhD level in understanding the complex physical processes that determine how electromagnetic radiation interacts with the atmosphere and the land surface ultimately form the signal received by a satellite. In order to achieve this, the researchers are based in industry and universities across Europe, as well as receiving the best technical training and scientific education. The training programme through supervised research focuses on 14 research topics. Each topic is carried out by an Early Stage Researcher based in one of the partner organisations and is expected to lead to a PhD degree. The 14 topics are grouped in 5 research themes: Forest monitoring Land cover and change Coastal zone and freshwater monitoring Geohazards and emergency response Climate adaptation and emergency response The methods developed and used in GIONET are as diverse as its research topics. GIONET has already held two summer schools; one at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany), on 'New operational radar satellite applications: Introduction to SAR, Interferometry and Polarimetry for Land Surface Mapping'. The 2nd summer school took place last September at the University of Leicester (UK )on 'Remote sensing of land cover and forest in GMES'. The next Summer School in September 2013

  11. The Effects of Training on Automatization of Word Recognition in English as a Foreign Language (United States)

    Akamatsu, Nobuhiko


    The present study investigated the effects of word-recognition training on the word-recognition processing of learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). Providing 7-week word-recognition training, the study examined whether such training improves EFL learners' word-recognition performance. The main aspects of this study concerned word…

  12. Intelligent Multisensor Prodder for Training Operators in Humanitarian Demining

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    Roemi Fernández


    Full Text Available Manual prodding is still one of the most utilized procedures for identifying buried landmines during humanitarian demining activities. However, due to the high number of accidents reported during its practice, it is considered an outmoded and risky procedure and there is a general consensus about the need of introducing upgrades for enhancing the safety of human operators. With the aim of contributing to reduce the number of demining accidents, this paper presents an intelligent multisensory system for training operators in the use of prodders. The proposed tool is able to provide to deminers useful information in two critical issues: (a the amount of force exerted on the target and if it is greater than the safe limit and, (b to alert them when the angle of insertion of the prodder is approaching or exceeding a certain dangerous limit. Results of preliminary tests show the feasibility and reliability of the proposed design and highlight the potential benefits of the tool.

  13. Intelligent Multisensor Prodder for Training Operators in Humanitarian Demining (United States)

    Fernández, Roemi; Montes, Héctor; Armada, Manuel


    Manual prodding is still one of the most utilized procedures for identifying buried landmines during humanitarian demining activities. However, due to the high number of accidents reported during its practice, it is considered an outmoded and risky procedure and there is a general consensus about the need of introducing upgrades for enhancing the safety of human operators. With the aim of contributing to reduce the number of demining accidents, this paper presents an intelligent multisensory system for training operators in the use of prodders. The proposed tool is able to provide to deminers useful information in two critical issues: (a) the amount of force exerted on the target and if it is greater than the safe limit and, (b) to alert them when the angle of insertion of the prodder is approaching or exceeding a certain dangerous limit. Results of preliminary tests show the feasibility and reliability of the proposed design and highlight the potential benefits of the tool. PMID:27347963

  14. Intelligent Multisensor Prodder for Training Operators in Humanitarian Demining. (United States)

    Fernández, Roemi; Montes, Héctor; Armada, Manuel


    Manual prodding is still one of the most utilized procedures for identifying buried landmines during humanitarian demining activities. However, due to the high number of accidents reported during its practice, it is considered an outmoded and risky procedure and there is a general consensus about the need of introducing upgrades for enhancing the safety of human operators. With the aim of contributing to reduce the number of demining accidents, this paper presents an intelligent multisensory system for training operators in the use of prodders. The proposed tool is able to provide to deminers useful information in two critical issues: (a) the amount of force exerted on the target and if it is greater than the safe limit and, (b) to alert them when the angle of insertion of the prodder is approaching or exceeding a certain dangerous limit. Results of preliminary tests show the feasibility and reliability of the proposed design and highlight the potential benefits of the tool.

  15. Automatic Synthetic Aperture Radar based oil spill detection and performance estimation via a semi-automatic operational service benchmark. (United States)

    Singha, Suman; Vespe, Michele; Trieschmann, Olaf


    Today the health of ocean is in danger as it was never before mainly due to man-made pollutions. Operational activities show regular occurrence of accidental and deliberate oil spill in European waters. Since the areas covered by oil spills are usually large, satellite remote sensing particularly Synthetic Aperture Radar represents an effective option for operational oil spill detection. This paper describes the development of a fully automated approach for oil spill detection from SAR. Total of 41 feature parameters extracted from each segmented dark spot for oil spill and 'look-alike' classification and ranked according to their importance. The classification algorithm is based on a two-stage processing that combines classification tree analysis and fuzzy logic. An initial evaluation of this methodology on a large dataset has been carried out and degree of agreement between results from proposed algorithm and human analyst was estimated between 85% and 93% respectively for ENVISAT and RADARSAT.

  16. Implementation and Test of the Automatic Flight Dynamics Operations for Geostationary Satellite Mission (United States)

    Park, Sangwook; Lee, Young-Ran; Hwang, Yoola; Javier Santiago Noguero Galilea


    This paper describes the Flight Dynamics Automation (FDA) system for COMS Flight Dynamics System (FDS) and its test result in terms of the performance of the automation jobs. FDA controls the flight dynamics functions such as orbit determination, orbit prediction, event prediction, and fuel accounting. The designed FDA is independent from the specific characteristics which are defined by spacecraft manufacturer or specific satellite missions. Therefore, FDA could easily links its autonomous job control functions to any satellite mission control system with some interface modification. By adding autonomous system along with flight dynamics system, it decreases the operator’s tedious and repeated jobs but increase the usability and reliability of the system. Therefore, FDA is used to improve the completeness of whole mission control system’s quality. The FDA is applied to the real flight dynamics system of a geostationary satellite, COMS and the experimental test is performed. The experimental result shows the stability and reliability of the mission control operations through the automatic job control.

  17. Nevada Renewable Energy Training Project: Geothermal Power Plant Operators

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    Jim, Nichols [Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV (United States)


    The purpose of this project was to develop and institute a training program for certified geothermal power plant operators (GPO). An advisory board consisting of subject matter experts from the geothermal energy industry and academia identified the critical skill sets required for this profession. A 34-credit Certificate of Achievement (COA), Geothermal Power Plant Operator, was developed using eight existing courses and developing five new courses. Approval from the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents was obtained. A 2,400 sq. ft. geothermal/fluid mechanics laboratory and a 3,000 sq. ft. outdoor demonstration laboratory were constructed for hands-on training. Students also participated in field trips to geothermal power plants in the region. The majority of students were able to complete the program in 2-3 semesters, depending on their level of math proficiency. Additionally the COA allowed students to continue to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Energy Technologies with an emphasis in Geothermal Energy (26 additional credits), if they desired. The COA and AAS are stackable degrees, which provide students with an ongoing career pathway. Articulation agreements with other NSHE institutions provide students with additional opportunities to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science in Management or Instrumentation. Job placement for COA graduates has been excellent.

  18. Persistent and automatic intraoperative 3D digitization of surfaces under dynamic magnifications of an operating microscope. (United States)

    Kumar, Ankur N; Miga, Michael I; Pheiffer, Thomas S; Chambless, Lola B; Thompson, Reid C; Dawant, Benoit M


    One of the major challenges impeding advancement in image-guided surgical (IGS) systems is the soft-tissue deformation during surgical procedures. These deformations reduce the utility of the patient's preoperative images and may produce inaccuracies in the application of preoperative surgical plans. Solutions to compensate for the tissue deformations include the acquisition of intraoperative tomographic images of the whole organ for direct displacement measurement and techniques that combines intraoperative organ surface measurements with computational biomechanical models to predict subsurface displacements. The later solution has the advantage of being less expensive and amenable to surgical workflow. Several modalities such as textured laser scanners, conoscopic holography, and stereo-pair cameras have been proposed for the intraoperative 3D estimation of organ surfaces to drive patient-specific biomechanical models for the intraoperative update of preoperative images. Though each modality has its respective advantages and disadvantages, stereo-pair camera approaches used within a standard operating microscope is the focus of this article. A new method that permits the automatic and near real-time estimation of 3D surfaces (at 1 Hz) under varying magnifications of the operating microscope is proposed. This method has been evaluated on a CAD phantom object and on full-length neurosurgery video sequences (∼1 h) acquired intraoperatively by the proposed stereovision system. To the best of our knowledge, this type of validation study on full-length brain tumor surgery videos has not been done before. The method for estimating the unknown magnification factor of the operating microscope achieves accuracy within 0.02 of the theoretical value on a CAD phantom and within 0.06 on 4 clinical videos of the entire brain tumor surgery. When compared to a laser range scanner, the proposed method for reconstructing 3D surfaces intraoperatively achieves root mean square

  19. Techniques for Automatic Creation of Terrain Databases for Training and Mission Preparation

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    Kuijper, F.; Son, R. van; Meurs, F. van; Smelik, R.M.; Kraker, J.K. de


    In the support of defense agencies and civil authorities TNO runs a research program that strives after automatic generation of terrain databases for a variety of simulation applications. Earlier papers by TNO at the IMAGE conference have reported in-depth on specific projects within this program. R

  20. Developing and Evaluating an Oral Skills Training Website Supported by Automatic Speech Recognition Technology (United States)

    Chen, Howard Hao-Jan


    Oral communication ability has become increasingly important to many EFL students. Several commercial software programs based on automatic speech recognition (ASR) technologies are available but their prices are not affordable for many students. This paper will demonstrate how the Microsoft Speech Application Software Development Kit (SASDK), a…

  1. GMES Initial Operations - Network for Earth Observation Research Training (GIONET) (United States)

    Nicolas-Perea, V.; Balzter, H.


    GMES Initial Operations - Network for Earth Observation Research Training (GIONET) is a Marie Curie funded project that aims to establish the first of a kind European Centre of Excellence for Earth Observation Research Training. GIONET is a partnership of leading Universities, research institutes and private companies from across Europe aiming to cultivate a community of early stage researchers in the areas of optical and radar remote sensing skilled for the emerging GMES land monitoring services during the GMES Initial Operations period (2011-2013) and beyond. GIONET is expected to satisfy the demand for highly skilled researchers and provide personnel for operational phase of the GMES and monitoring and emergency services. It will achieve this by: -Providing postgraduate training in Earth Observation Science that exposes students to different research disciplines and complementary skills, providing work experiences in the private and academic sectors, and leading to a recognized qualification (Doctorate). -Enabling access to first class training in both fundamental and applied research skills to early-stage researchers at world-class academic centers and market leaders in the private sector. -Building on the experience from previous GMES research and development projects in the land monitoring and emergency information services. The training program through supervised research focuses on 14 research topics (each carried out by an Early Stage Researchers based in one of the partner organization) divided in 5 main areas: Forest monitoring: Global biomass information systems Forest Monitoring of the Congo Basin using Synthetic Aperture radar (SAR) Multi-concept Earth Observation Capabilities for Biomass Mapping and Change Detection: Synergy of Multi-temporal and Multi-frequency Interferometric Radar and Optical Satellite Data Land cover and change: Multi-scale Remote Sensing Synergy for Land Process Studies: from field Spectrometry to Airborne Hyperspectral and

  2. Virtual reality for intelligent and interactive operating, training, and visualization systems (United States)

    Freund, Eckhard; Rossmann, Juergen; Schluse, Michael


    Virtual Reality Methods allow a new and intuitive way of communication between man and machine. The basic idea of Virtual Reality (VR) is the generation of artificial computer simulated worlds, which the user not only can look at but also can interact with actively using data glove and data helmet. The main emphasis for the use of such techniques at the IRF is the development of a new generation of operator interfaces for the control of robots and other automation components and for intelligent training systems for complex tasks. The basic idea of the methods developed at the IRF for the realization of Projective Virtual Reality is to let the user work in the virtual world as he would act in reality. The user actions are recognized by the Virtual reality System and by means of new and intelligent control software projected onto the automation components like robots which afterwards perform the necessary actions in reality to execute the users task. In this operation mode the user no longer has to be a robot expert to generate tasks for robots or to program them, because intelligent control software recognizes the users intention and generated automatically the commands for nearly every automation component. Now, Virtual Reality Methods are ideally suited for universal man-machine-interfaces for the control and supervision of a big class of automation components, interactive training and visualization systems. The Virtual Reality System of the IRF-COSIMIR/VR- forms the basis for different projects starting with the control of space automation systems in the projects CIROS, VITAL and GETEX, the realization of a comprehensive development tool for the International Space Station and last but not least with the realistic simulation fire extinguishing, forest machines and excavators which will be presented in the final paper in addition to the key ideas of this Virtual Reality System.

  3. A swarm-trained k-nearest prototypes adaptive classifier with automatic feature selection for interval data. (United States)

    Silva Filho, Telmo M; Souza, Renata M C R; Prudêncio, Ricardo B C


    Some complex data types are capable of modeling data variability and imprecision. These data types are studied in the symbolic data analysis field. One such data type is interval data, which represents ranges of values and is more versatile than classic point data for many domains. This paper proposes a new prototype-based classifier for interval data, trained by a swarm optimization method. Our work has two main contributions: a swarm method which is capable of performing both automatic selection of features and pruning of unused prototypes and a generalized weighted squared Euclidean distance for interval data. By discarding unnecessary features and prototypes, the proposed algorithm deals with typical limitations of prototype-based methods, such as the problem of prototype initialization. The proposed distance is useful for learning classes in interval datasets with different shapes, sizes and structures. When compared to other prototype-based methods, the proposed method achieves lower error rates in both synthetic and real interval datasets.

  4. Basic surgical training in Ireland: the impact of operative experience, training program allocation and mentorship on trainee satisfaction.

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    O'Sullivan, K E


    Application to the Irish basic surgical training (BST) program in Ireland has decreased progressively over the past 5 years. We hypothesised that this decline was secondary to dissatisfaction with training correlated with reduced operative experience and lack of mentorship among BSTs.

  5. Experience, training and confidence among small, non-community drinking water system operators in Ontario, Canada. (United States)

    Pons, Wendy; McEwen, Scott A; Pintar, Katarina; Jones-Bitton, Andria; Young, Ian; Papadopoulos, Andrew


    The water operator plays an important role in water safety; however, little published research exists that has examined this role. The purpose of this study was to develop a greater understanding of the experience, existing knowledge, confidence and future training needs of the small, non-community drinking water operator in Ontario in order to help guide future outreach and training opportunities. A cross-sectional telephone survey of 332 small, non-community drinking water operators in Ontario was conducted in July and August 2011. Survey questions pertained to respondents' experience as operators, formal training, perceived importance of water safety issues, confidence in handling water safety issues, and future training needs. Approximately 16% (54/330) of respondents had one year or less experience as a water operator, and 60% (199/332) reported that being a water operator was not a chosen profession. Only 37% (124/332) of operators reported completing operator training. Respondents reported a preference for online training courses or on-site training (compared with a classroom setting). Low training rates, inexperience, and in certain situations, low confidence, among many small water system operators highlight a need to provide continued support to the development of ongoing training opportunities in this population.

  6. Automatic Speech Recognition and Training for Severely Dysarthric Users of Assistive Technology: The STARDUST Project (United States)

    Parker, Mark; Cunningham, Stuart; Enderby, Pam; Hawley, Mark; Green, Phil


    The STARDUST project developed robust computer speech recognizers for use by eight people with severe dysarthria and concomitant physical disability to access assistive technologies. Independent computer speech recognizers trained with normal speech are of limited functional use by those with severe dysarthria due to limited and inconsistent…

  7. Efficacy of pre-operative progressive resistance training on post-operative outcomes in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty

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    Skoffer, Birgit; Maribo, Thomas; Mechlenburg, Inger;


    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of 4 weeks of pre-operative and 4-week post-operative progressive resistance training (PRT) compared to 4 weeks of post-operative PRT only on functional performance, muscle strength and patient-reported outcomes in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty...

  8. Automatic registration between 3D intra-operative ultrasound and pre-operative CT images of the liver based on robust edge matching (United States)

    Nam, Woo Hyun; Kang, Dong-Goo; Lee, Duhgoon; Lee, Jae Young; Ra, Jong Beom


    The registration of a three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound (US) image with a computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance image is beneficial in various clinical applications such as diagnosis and image-guided intervention of the liver. However, conventional methods usually require a time-consuming and inconvenient manual process for pre-alignment, and the success of this process strongly depends on the proper selection of initial transformation parameters. In this paper, we present an automatic feature-based affine registration procedure of 3D intra-operative US and pre-operative CT images of the liver. In the registration procedure, we first segment vessel lumens and the liver surface from a 3D B-mode US image. We then automatically estimate an initial registration transformation by using the proposed edge matching algorithm. The algorithm finds the most likely correspondences between the vessel centerlines of both images in a non-iterative manner based on a modified Viterbi algorithm. Finally, the registration is iteratively refined on the basis of the global affine transformation by jointly using the vessel and liver surface information. The proposed registration algorithm is validated on synthesized datasets and 20 clinical datasets, through both qualitative and quantitative evaluations. Experimental results show that automatic registration can be successfully achieved between 3D B-mode US and CT images even with a large initial misalignment.

  9. The AST3 controlling and operating software suite for automatic sky survey (United States)

    Hu, Yi; Shang, Zhaohui; Ma, Bin; Hu, Keliang


    We have developed a specialized software package, called ast3suite, to achieve the remote control and automatic sky survey for AST3 (Antarctic Survey Telescope) from scratch. It includes several daemon servers and many basic commands. Each program does only one single task, and they work together to make AST3 a robotic telescope. A survey script calls basic commands to carry out automatic sky survey. Ast3suite was carefully tested in Mohe, China in 2013 and has been used at Dome, Antarctica in 2015 and 2016 with the real hardware for practical sky survey. Both test results and practical using showed that ast3suite had worked very well without any manual auxiliary as we expected.

  10. Automatic training and reliability estimation for 3D ASM applied to cardiac MRI segmentation. (United States)

    Tobon-Gomez, Catalina; Sukno, Federico M; Butakoff, Constantine; Huguet, Marina; Frangi, Alejandro F


    Training active shape models requires collecting manual ground-truth meshes in a large image database. While shape information can be reused across multiple imaging modalities, intensity information needs to be imaging modality and protocol specific. In this context, this study has two main purposes: (1) to test the potential of using intensity models learned from MRI simulated datasets and (2) to test the potential of including a measure of reliability during the matching process to increase robustness. We used a population of 400 virtual subjects (XCAT phantom), and two clinical populations of 40 and 45 subjects. Virtual subjects were used to generate simulated datasets (MRISIM simulator). Intensity models were trained both on simulated and real datasets. The trained models were used to segment the left ventricle (LV) and right ventricle (RV) from real datasets. Segmentations were also obtained with and without reliability information. Performance was evaluated with point-to-surface and volume errors. Simulated intensity models obtained average accuracy comparable to inter-observer variability for LV segmentation. The inclusion of reliability information reduced volume errors in hypertrophic patients (EF errors from 17 ± 57% to 10 ± 18%; LV MASS errors from -27 ± 22 g to -14 ± 25 g), and in heart failure patients (EF errors from -8 ± 42% to -5 ± 14%). The RV model of the simulated images needs further improvement to better resemble image intensities around the myocardial edges. Both for real and simulated models, reliability information increased segmentation robustness without penalizing accuracy.

  11. Captain upgrade CRM training: A new focus for enhanced flight operations (United States)

    Taggart, William R.


    Crew Resource Management (CRM) research has resulted in numerous payoffs of applied applications in flight training and standardization of air carrier flight operations. This paper describes one example of how basic research into human factors and crew performance was used to create a specific training intervention for upgrading new captains for a major United States air carrier. The basis for the training is examined along with some of the specific training methods used, and several unexpeced results.

  12. Energy-efficient Ship OperationTraining Requirements and Challenges

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    Michael Baldauf


    Full Text Available The International Maritime Organization (IMO, through its Maritime Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC, has been carrying out substantive work on the reduction and limitation of greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping since 1997, following the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol and the 1997 MARPOL Conference. While to date no mandatory GHG instrument for international shipping has been adopted, IMO has given significant consideration of the matter and has been working in accordance with an ambitious work plan with a view to adopting a package of technical provisions. Beside the efforts undertaken by IMO, it is assumed that e.g. optimized manoeuvring regimes have potential to contribute to a reduction of GHG emissions. Such procedures and supporting technologies can decrease the negative effects to the environment and also may reduce fuel consumption. However, related training has to be developed and to be integrated into existing course schemes accordingly. IMO intends to develop a Model Course aiming at promoting the energy-efficient operation of ships. This Course will contribute to the IMO’s environmental protection goals as set out in resolutions A.947(23 and A.998(25 by promulgating industry “best practices”, which reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the negative impact of global shipping on climate change. In this paper the outline of the research work will be introduced and the fundamental ideas and concepts are described. A concept for the overall structure and the development of suggested detailed content of the draft Model course will be exemplarily explained. Also, a developed draft module for the model course with samples of the suggested integrated practical exercises will be introduced and discussed. The materials and data in this publication have been obtained partly through capacity building research project of IAMU kindly supported by the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU and The Nippon

  13. Automatic Combination of Operators in a Genetic Algorithm to Solve the Traveling Salesman Problem (United States)


    Genetic algorithms are powerful search methods inspired by Darwinian evolution. To date, they have been applied to the solution of many optimization problems because of the easy use of their properties and their robustness in finding good solutions to difficult problems. The good operation of genetic algorithms is due in part to its two main variation operators, namely, crossover and mutation operators. Typically, in the literature, we find the use of a single crossover and mutation operator. However, there are studies that have shown that using multi-operators produces synergy and that the operators are mutually complementary. Using multi-operators is not a simple task because which operators to use and how to combine them must be determined, which in itself is an optimization problem. In this paper, it is proposed that the task of exploring the different combinations of the crossover and mutation operators can be carried out by evolutionary computing. The crossover and mutation operators used are those typically used for solving the traveling salesman problem. The process of searching for good combinations was effective, yielding appropriate and synergic combinations of the crossover and mutation operators. The numerical results show that the use of the combination of operators obtained by evolutionary computing is better than the use of a single operator and the use of multi-operators combined in the standard way. The results were also better than those of the last operators reported in the literature. PMID:26367182

  14. Decision Making Training in the Mission Operations Directorate (United States)

    O'Keefe, William S.


    At JSC, we train our new flight controllers on a set of team skills that we call Space Flight Resource Management (SFRM). SFRM is akin to Crew Resource Management for the airlines and trains flight controllers to work as an effective team to reduce errors and improve safety. We have developed this training over the years with the assistance of Ames Research Center, Wyle Labs and University of Central Florida. One of the skills we teach is decision making/ problem solving (DM/PS). We teach DM/PS first in several classroom sessions, reinforce it in several part task training environments, and finally practice it in full-mission, full-team simulations. What I am proposing to talk about is this training flow: its content and how we teach it.

  15. Novel Discrete Compactness-Based Training for Vector Quantization Networks: Enhancing Automatic Brain Tissue Classification

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    Ricardo Pérez-Aguila


    Full Text Available An approach for nonsupervised segmentation of Computed Tomography (CT brain slices which is based on the use of Vector Quantization Networks (VQNs is described. Images are segmented via a VQN in such way that tissue is characterized according to its geometrical and topological neighborhood. The main contribution rises from the proposal of a similarity metric which is based on the application of Discrete Compactness (DC which is a factor that provides information about the shape of an object. One of its main strengths lies in the sense of its low sensitivity to variations, due to noise or capture defects, in the shape of an object. We will present, compare, and discuss some examples of segmentation networks trained under Kohonen’s original algorithm and also under our similarity metric. Some experiments are established in order to measure the effectiveness and robustness, under our application of interest, of the proposed networks and similarity metric.

  16. An Ensemble-Based Training Data Refinement for Automatic Crop Discrimination Using WorldView-2 Imagery

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    Chellasamy, Menaka; Ferre, Ty Paul; Greve, Mogens Humlekrog


    This paper presents a new approach for refining and selecting training data for satellite imagery-based crop discrimination. The goal of this approach is to automate the pixel-based “multievidence crop classification approach,” proposed by the authors in their previous research. The present study...... operates based on two assumptions: 1) mislabels in each class will be far from their cluster centroid and 2) each crop class based on the available vector data has more correctly labeled samples than mislabeled samples. Three datasets, derived from bitemporal WorldView-2 multispectral imagery, are used...... in an ensemble framework to iteratively refine the samples from crop clusters declared by the farmers: spectral, texture, and vegetation indices. Once the refinement of clusters is complete, final training samples are identified. They are used for learning and the satellite imagery is classified using...

  17. A Reconfigurable Simulation-Based Test System for Automatically Assessing Software Operating Skills (United States)

    Su, Jun-Ming; Lin, Huan-Yu


    In recent years, software operating skills, the ability in computer literacy to solve problems using specific software, has become much more important. A great deal of research has also proven that students' software operating skills can be efficiently improved by practicing customized virtual and simulated examinations. However, constructing…

  18. The Operator Training Simulator System for the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) Plant

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    Dudley, Trevor [Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (Proprietary) Limited, Pebble House, Centurion (South Africa)], E-mail:; Villiers, Piet de; Bouwer, Werner [Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (Proprietary) Limited, Pebble House, Centurion (South Africa); Luh, Robert [GSE Systems, Inc., 7133 Rutherford Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21244 (United States)


    The Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) is a First of a Kind Engineering with respect to the over 200 new innovations used in the design. The PBMR technical design is an inherited modified design from an earlier design such as the German 15 MWe AVR (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Versuchs Reaktor) and the THTR-300 MWe Thorium High Temperature Reactor (THTR), which ran in Germany as a test and research facility for 20 years. This paper discusses the Operator Training Simulator System for the PBMR Demonstration Power Plant. The Operator Training Simulator System will be used for operator training and licensing of plant operators. Included in the discussion is an overview of the major elements of the Operator Training Simulator System, including some of the main functional areas.

  19. Proposed Guidelines for Operating Counselor Education and Supervision Training Clinics (United States)

    Lauka, Justin D.; McCarthy, Amanda K.


    The purpose of this article is to justify and present a set of guidelines for the effective and ethical administration of counselor education and supervision training clinics. Responding directly to a call for creating guidelines, the authors address core issues surrounding their development. Benefits for clear and accessible guidelines and risks…

  20. Model training curriculum for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility Operations

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    Tyner, C.J.; Birk, S.M.


    This document is to assist in the development of the training programs required to be in place for the operating license for a low-level radioactive waste disposal facility. It consists of an introductory document and four additional appendixes of individual training program curricula. This information will provide the starting point for the more detailed facility-specific training programs that will be developed as the facility hires and trains new personnel and begins operation. This document is comprehensive and is intended as a guide for the development of a company- or facility-specific program. The individual licensee does not need to use this model training curriculum as written. Instead, this document can be used as a menu for the development, modification, or verification of customized training programs.

  1. Water Treatment Plant Operation. Volume I. A Field Study Training Program. (United States)

    California State Univ., Sacramento. School of Engineering.

    The purpose of this water treatment field study training program is to: (1) develop new qualified water treatment plant operators; (2) expand the abilities of existing operators, permitting better service both to employers and public; and (3) prepare operators for civil service and certification examinations (examinations administered by…

  2. Water Treatment Plant Operation. Volume II. A Field Study Training Program. (United States)

    California State Univ., Sacramento. School of Engineering.

    The purpose of this water treatment field study training program is to: (1) develop new qualified water treatment plant operators; (2) expand the abilities of existing operators, permitting better service both to employers and public; and (3) prepare operators for civil service and certification examinations (examinations administered by…

  3. Water Treatment Plant Operation Volume 2. A Field Study Training Program. Revised. (United States)

    California State Univ., Sacramento. School of Engineering.

    The purpose of this water treatment field study training program is to: (1) develop new qualified water treatment plant operators; (2) expand the abilities of existing operators, permitting better service both to employers and public; and (3) prepare operators for civil service and certification examinations (examinations administered by…

  4. Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants. Volume 1. A Field Study Training Program. Third Edition. Revised. (United States)

    California State Univ., Sacramento. Dept. of Civil Engineering.

    The purpose of this wastewater treatment field study training program is to: (1) develop new qualified wastewater treatment plant operators; (2) expand the abilities of existing operators, permitting better service both to employers and public; and (3) prepare operators for civil service and certification examinations (examinations administered by…

  5. Development of medical engagement training toolkits to support special operations military assistance programs in austere environments. (United States)

    Boedeker, Ben H; Boedeker, David; Tate, Charmaine


    The Medical Seminar (MEDSEM) is a medical operation that shares culturally appropriate medical information with a defined indigenous population based upon a "train the trainer" concept. This work describes the development of a hand washing training toolkit designed to support a MEDSEM action in Afghanistan.

  6. An Algorithm for the Optimal Matching Speeds of Passenger and Freight Trains in Mixed Operations

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    This paper models the calculation of the optimal matching speeds of passenger and freight trains with various stage control methods for speed in mixed operations, presents a algorithm for the solution and justifies it with a practical example.

  7. Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Home Study Training Program. (United States)

    California State Univ., Sacramento. Dept. of Civil Engineering.

    This manual was prepared by experienced wastewater treatment plant operators to provide a home study course to develop new qualified workers and expand the abilities of existing workers. The objective of this manual is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for certification. Participants learn the basic operational aspects of treatment…

  8. Air Cushion Vehicle Operator Training System (ACVOTS) Problem Analysis (United States)


    Bays) - Close-in maneuvering (Long Point) - Overland operations (Crooked Island) - Open water operations (Gulf of Mexico ) Audio Visual Equipment...types of media are used to support their implementation. - programmed text/ storyboard text, - sound slide, - videotape, - computer based instruction...types which facilitate student knowledge learning. Examples of academic media include: instructor lecture, mediated lecture, storyboard text, program

  9. Cognitive Behavioral Training and Education for Spaceflight Operations (United States)

    Moonmaw, Ronald


    Cognitive behavioral-training (CBT) is an evidence-based practice commonly used to help treat insomnia, and is part of NASA's countermeasure regimen for Fatigue Management. CBT addresses the life style and habits of individuals that are maladaptive to managing stress and fatigue. This includes addressing learned behavioral responses that may cause stress and lead to an increased sense of fatigue. While the initial cause of onset of fatigue in the individual may be no longer present, the perception and engrained anticipation of fatigue persist and cause an exaggerated state of tension. CBT combined with relaxation training allows the individual to unlearn the maladaptive beliefs and behaviors and replace them with routines and techniques that allow cognitive restructuring and resultant relief from stress. CBT allows for elimination in individuals of unwanted ruminating thoughts and anticipatory anxiety by, for example, training the individuals to practice stressful situations in a relaxed state. As a result of CBT, relaxation can be accomplished in many ways, such as progressive muscle relaxation, meditation and guided imagery. CBT is not therapy, but rather the synthesis of behavioral countermeasures. CBT utilizes progressive relaxation as a means of reinforcing educational and cognitive countermeasures. These countermeasures include: masking, elimination of distracting thoughts, anxiety control, split attention, cognitive restructuring and other advanced psychological techniques.

  10. An Buffer Overflow Automatic Detection MethodBased on Operation Semantic

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    ZHAO Dong-fan; LIU Lei


    Buffer overflow is the most dangerous attack method that can be exploited. According to the statistics of Computer Emergency Readiness Team(CERT), buffer overflow accounts for 50% of the current software vulnerabilities, and this ratio is going up. Considering a subset of C language, Mini C, this paper presents an abstract machine model that can realize buffer overflow detection, which is based on operation semantic. Thus the research on buffer overflow detection can be built on strict descriptions of operation semantic. Not only the correctness can be assured, but also the system can be realized and extended easily.

  11. Optimizing public transport planning and operations using automatic vehicle location data: The Dutch example

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    Van Oort, N.; Sparing, D.; Brands, T.; Goverde, R.M.P.


    There is a growing pressure on urban public transport companies and authorities to improve efficiency, stemming from reduced budgets, political expectations and competition between operators. In order to find inefficiencies, bottlenecks and potentials in the public transport service, it is useful to

  12. Guide to the selection, training, and licensing or certification of reprocessing plant operators. Volume I

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    The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 55, establishes procedures and criteria for the licensing of operators, including senior operators, in ''Production and Utilization Facilities'', which includes plants for reprocessing irradiated fuel. A training guide is presented which will facilitate the licensing of operators for nuclear reprocessing plants by offering generalized descriptions of the basic principles (theory) and the unit operations (mechanics) employed in reprocessing spent fuels. In the present volume, details about the portions of a training program that are of major interest to management are presented. (JSR)

  13. A Study on Evaluation of Training Program for MCR Operators of SMART Simulator

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    Park, Hyun Jun; Lee, Joon Ku; Jeong, Kwang Il [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)


    It is important to develop a training program by simulators in main control room of nuclear power plants because there is no an operation expert and no operating experience in the pre-construction phase of nuclear power plants. It is also necessary to develop a training program and its evaluation method taking human error into account. The purpose of this study is developing evaluation model of simulators. In a training program, once training requirements are selected, evaluation of training is as important as its implementation. Training effectiveness is available value in a simulator-based environment. The main control room of SMART (System-integrated Modular Advanced ReacTor) is consist of workstation, visual display units such as LDP and FPD based on digital systems. Cognitive behaviors of a high level are required to operators in these man-machine interface system (MMIS). Therefore, it is essential to identify training requirements and to develop its evaluation model. Virtual Environments such as a simulator have utilized by a lot of industries and companies for training and accident prevention. Simulators have three primary benefits. The first is that training by simulators is less expensive than those in real environment. The second is that simulators enable safety enhancement using systematic training program. The third is that simulators provide a preliminary to prevent human error. It is significant to apply TER, TCR, TCE in evaluation of training effect. It is expected that these could be applied to revise training criteria and enable to consider efficiency in terms of cost and benefit.

  14. Office OperationTest Generation and Automatic Judgment of C# Language%Office操作题生成与自动判分的C#语言实现

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    Through the paperless examination of Office operation test generation and automatic judgment analysis, this paper uses the test operation test generation C/S architecture for Word and Excelland automatic judgment realization are discussed using C# language.%通过针对无纸化考试中Office操作题生成与自动判分的分析,该文采用C#语言采用C/S构架对Word及Excel的操作考试试题生成与自动判分的实现进行探讨。

  15. Automatic Post-Operational Checks for the LHC Beam Dump System

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    Gallet, E; Baggiolini, V; Carlier, E; Goddard, B; Kain, V; Lamont, M; Magnin, N; Verhagen, H; Uythoven, J


    In order to ensure the required level of reliability of the LHC beam dump system a series of post-operational checks must be performed after each dump action. This paper describes the various data handling and data analysis systems which are required internally and at different levels of the LHC control system, for postoperational checks, and the experience from the commissioning of the equipment where these systems were used to analyse the dump kicker performance.

  16. Automatic recognition of vector and parallel operations in a higher level language (United States)

    Schneck, P. B.


    A compiler for recognizing statements of a FORTRAN program which are suited for fast execution on a parallel or pipeline machine such as Illiac-4, Star or ASC is described. The technique employs interval analysis to provide flow information to the vector/parallel recognizer. Where profitable the compiler changes scalar variables to subscripted variables. The output of the compiler is an extension to FORTRAN which shows parallel and vector operations explicitly.

  17. Automatic approach to stabilization and control for multi robot teams by multilayer network operator

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    Diveev Askhat


    Full Text Available The paper describes a novel methodology for synthesis a high-level control of autonomous multi robot teams. The approach is based on multilayer network operator method that belongs to a symbolic regression class. Synthesis is accomplished in three steps: stabilizing robots about some given position in a state space, finding optimal trajectories of robots’ motion as sets of stabilizing points and then approximating all the points of optimal trajectories by some multi-dimensional function of state variables. The feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed approach is verified on simulations of the task of control synthesis for three mobile robots parking in the constrained space.

  18. Macro-FF: Improving AI Planning with Automatically Learned Macro-Operators

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    Botea, A; Mueller, M; Schaeffer, J; 10.1613/jair.1696


    Despite recent progress in AI planning, many benchmarks remain challenging for current planners. In many domains, the performance of a planner can greatly be improved by discovering and exploiting information about the domain structure that is not explicitly encoded in the initial PDDL formulation. In this paper we present and compare two automated methods that learn relevant information from previous experience in a domain and use it to solve new problem instances. Our methods share a common four-step strategy. First, a domain is analyzed and structural information is extracted, then macro-operators are generated based on the previously discovered structure. A filtering and ranking procedure selects the most useful macro-operators. Finally, the selected macros are used to speed up future searches. We have successfully used such an approach in the fourth international planning competition IPC-4. Our system, Macro-FF, extends Hoffmanns state-of-the-art planner FF 2.3 with support for two kinds of macro-operato...

  19. International Training for Peace Support Operations: Models, Assessments, and Implications (United States)


    UN Operating Techniques • Political Education and Law • Fighting Irregular Forces (supplementary instruction may be required) Focus shift to...Methodology • Political Education and Law • Selecting Commanders and Personnel • Personnel Welfare Platoon Commanders Course Complementary...checkpoints, patrolling, observation posts, and force protection • Political Education (Discussion of mandates and ROE) • Fighting

  20. Gynaecological surgical training in the operating room : an exploratory study

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    van der Houwen, Clasien; Boor, Klarke; Essed, Gerard G. M.; Boendermaker, Peter M.; Scherpbier, Albert A. J. J. A.; Scheele, Fedde


    Objective: One of the challenging goals of gynaecological education is preparing trainees for independent practice of surgery. Research, however, on how to acquire surgical skills in the operating room safely, effectively and efficiently is scarce. We performed this study to explore trainers' and tr

  1. SimSup's Loop: A Control Theory Approach to Spacecraft Operator Training (United States)

    Owens, Brandon Dewain; Crocker, Alan R.


    Immersive simulation is a staple of training for many complex system operators, including astronauts and ground operators of spacecraft. However, while much has been written about simulators, simulation facilities, and operator certification programs, the topic of how one develops simulation scenarios to train a spacecraft operator is relatively understated in the literature. In this paper, an approach is presented for using control theory as the basis for developing the immersive simulation scenarios for a spacecraft operator training program. The operator is effectively modeled as a high level controller of lower level hardware and software control loops that affect a select set of system state variables. Simulation scenarios are derived from a STAMP-based hazard analysis of the operator's high and low level control loops. The immersive simulation aspect of the overall training program is characterized by selecting a set of scenarios that expose the operator to the various inadequate control actions that stem from control flaws and inadequate control executions in the different sections of the typical control loop. Results from the application of this approach to the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission are provided through an analysis of the simulation scenarios used for operator training and the actual anomalies that occurred during the mission. The simulation scenarios and inflight anomalies are mapped to specific control flaws and inadequate control executions in the different sections of the typical control loop to illustrate the characteristics of anomalies arising from the different sections of the typical control loop (and why it is important for operators to have exposure to these characteristics). Additionally, similarities between the simulation scenarios and inflight anomalies are highlighted to make the case that the simulation scenarios prepared the operators for the mission.

  2. Vocational Agriculture Training Program: Safe Tractor and Farm Machinery Operation. Special Paper No. 8. Second Revision. (United States)

    Bobbitt, Frank; Doss, Howard

    The publication was prepared for the United States Office of Education for use by teachers who direct agricultural training programs in safe tractor operation and safe farm machinery operation that comply with the United States Department of Labor regulations on hazardous occupations in agriculture. Upon successful completion of these training…

  3. 78 FR 57585 - Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators (United States)


    ... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR Parts 380, 383, and 384 RIN 2126-AB06 Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety... applying for a commercial driver's license (CDL) to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in...


    Many irrigation districts use Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software to manage their canal systems. Whether homegrown or commercial, these programs require a significant amount of training for new operators. While some SCADA operators are hired with extensive field experience, o...

  5. 29 CFR 1918.98 - Qualifications of machinery operators and supervisory training. (United States)


    .... 12111-12117), the regulations implementing Title I (29 CFR Part 1630), and the Technical Assistance... 29 Labor 7 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Qualifications of machinery operators and supervisory... General Working Conditions. § 1918.98 Qualifications of machinery operators and supervisory training....

  6. Developing a Tactical Environment Cyber Operations Training Program (United States)


    coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration , and disinfection is used for treatment of the water . The treated water is pumped under pres- sure into...Corporation in conjunction with Fox Three Research LLC, primarily at Fox Three’s offices in McKinney, Texas . FX3RD-35014 iv Executive Summary There is the largest megacity in the DoD and consists of self-contained, operational water /wastewater, building automation, electric, and dam facilities

  7. A quantitative Kirkpatrick Level 1 and 2 study of equipment specialist apprentice operations training (United States)

    Hughes, Dirk D.

    The primary purpose of the quantitative experimental study is to compare employee-learning outcomes for a course of study that is offered in two formats: explicit and tacit instructor led and explicit e-learning operations training. A Kirkpatrick Level 2 course examination is used to establish a pretest knowledge baseline and to measure posttest learning outcomes for each instructional format. A secondary purpose is to compare responses of the two groups using a Kirkpatrick Level 1 customer satisfaction index survey. Several authors reported the United States electric utility industry would have an employee attrition issue during the 2010 through 2015 period. This is at the same time the industry will be experiencing an increased demand for electricity. There now is a demand for highly training powerplant operators. A review of literature yielded few studies comparing instructor led training and e-based training. Though the Electric Power Research Institute stated the two training modes would be acceptable instruction, the organization did not develop a quantifiable justified recommendation as to the training. Subjects participated in a basic operations course and decided to take either the instructor led or e-based training course. Results of the study concluded that both instructor led and e-based training provided significant learning to the participants. The Kirkpatrick Level 1 results indicated significantly better results for instructor led training. There was not a significant difference in the Kirkpatrick Level 2 results between the two training modalities. Recommendation for future research include conducting a quantitative studies including a Phillips Level 5 study and qualitative studies including a more detailed examination of the customer satisfaction survey (Kirkpatrick Level 1).

  8. Performance measurements of the effect of simulator training on novice operators in simulated ice conditions

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    Power MacDonald, Stephanie; MacKinnon, Scott N. [Memorial University, St John' s (Canada); Re, Antonio Simoes; Power, Jonathan [National Research Council, Institute for Ocean Technology, St John' s (Canada)


    Research in the marine field suggests that training be part of a holistic teaching method, including traditional and other emerging methods. Currently, training for totally enclosed motor propelled survival craft (TEMPSC) operators is provided in sheltered ports in relatively benign conditions. Also the training is very limited for ice-covered water. This paper investigated the effectiveness of simulator-based training on the competency of a novice coxswain to navigate through a simulated ice field. This research compared the performance of simulator training in comparison with traditional standard certification and watchkeeping (STCW) training for lifeboats in ice fields. Virtual marine technologies (VMT) developed the full mission S class simulator used for the training. The full-scale field trials were carried out using a TEMPSC IMO/SOLAS approved for 20 occupants. This research demonstrated through the results of the post testing questionnaire data that simulator training could provide an increased sense of confidence after training on the simulator, and lead to an increase of competency.

  9. Military Training Lands Historic Context: Training Village, Mock Sites, And Large Scale Operations Areas (United States)


    Yarbough in the Carto- graphic and Architectural Record Room at the National Archives in Col- lege Park, Maryland; Pat Lacey, ERDC-CERL Librarian ...terrain—sand dunes NW of Yuma, AZ, and column of M-3 tanks (Meller, 1946, p 49). Mountain and winter training In the 1939 conflict between Finland and...the Soviet Union, tiny Finland with “Ski troops, clothed in white to mask their moves, disrupted Russian supply columns and won victory after victory

  10. Remotely Operated Train for Inspection and Measurement in CERN's LHC Tunnel

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    Kershaw, K; Bestmann, P; Feniet, T; Forkel-Wirth, D; Grenard, J L; Rousset, N


    Personnel access to the LHC tunnel will be restricted to varying extents during the life of the machine due to radiation and cryogenic hazards. For this reason a remotely operated modular inspection train, (TIM) running on the LHC tunnel’s overhead monorail has been developed. In order to be compatible with the LHC personnel access system, a small section train that can pass through small openings at the top of sector doors has now been produced. The basic train can be used for remote visual inspection; additional modules give the capability of carrying out remote measurement of radiation levels, environmental conditions around the tunnel, and even remote measurement of the precise position of machine elements such as collimators. The paper outlines the design, development and operation of the equipment including preparation of the infrastructure. Key features of the trains are described along with future developments and intervention scenarios.

  11. Implications of Surgical Training on Operating Room Throughput at Wilford Hall Medical Center (United States)


    its physician specialists, 85 percent of dental specialists, and a full spectrum of other training. The medical center’s fourth mission is clinical...dedicated to training dental officers of the three services in one facility. The medical center’s support of San Antonio’s emergency medicine structure...P. (2006). Resident teaching versus the operating room schedule: An independent observer- based study of 1558 cases. Anesthesia and Analgesia , 103

  12. Dynamic analysis of a high-speed train operating on a curved track with failed fasteners

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    Li ZHOU; Zhi-yun SHEN


    A high-speed train-track coupling dynamic model is used to investigate the dynamic behavior of a high-speed train operating on a curved track with failed fasteners.The model considers a high-speed train consisting of eight vehicles coupled with a ballasted track.The vehicle is modeled as a multi-body system,and the rail is modeled with a Timoshenko beam resting on the discrete sleepers.The vehicle model considers the effect of the end connections of the neighboring vehicles on the dynamic behavior.The track model takes into account the lateral,vertical,and torsional deformations of the rails and the effect of the discrete sleeper support on the coupling dynamics of the vehicles and the track.The sleepers are assumed to move backward at a constant speed to simulate the vehicle running along the track at the same speed.The train model couples with the track model by using a Hertzian contact model for the wheel/rail normal force calculation,and the nonlinear creep theory by Shen et al.(1984) is used for wheel/rail tangent force calculation.In the analysis,a curved track of 7000-m radius with failed fasteners is selected,and the effects of train operational speed and the number of failed fasteners on the dynamic behaviors of the train and the track are investigated in detail.Furthermore,the wheel/rail forces and derailment coefficient and the wheelset loading reduction are analyzed when the high-speed train passes over the curved track with the different number of continuously failed fasteners at different operational speeds.Through the detailed numerical analysis,it is found that the high-speed train can operate normally on the curved track of 7000-m radius at the speeds of 200 km/h to 350 km/h.

  13. Nuclear power plant simulators: their use in operator training and requalification

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    Jones, D.W.; Baer, D.K.; Francis, C.C.


    This report presents the results of a study performed for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to evaluate the capabilities and use of nuclear power plant simulators either built or being built by the US nuclear power industry; to determine the adequacy of existing standards for simulator design and for the training of power plant operators on simulators; and to assess the issues about simulator training programs raised by the March 28, 1979, accident at Three Mile Island Unit 2.

  14. Operator training for the Yacyreta binational hydroelectric power plant; Formacion de operadores para la Central Hidroelectrica de Yacireta

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    Dure, Francisco; Tachella, Heriberto [Entidad Binacional Yacyreta, Isla Yacireta (Paraguay). Central Hidroelectrica Yacyreta]. E-mail:


    This work is oriented to the power plant operators, by exposing the criteria and methods adopted for operators selection, training and incorporation to the Yacyreta Hydroelectric Power Plant. The used criteria considered some aspects, as follows: the operation staff should be consisted of equal numbers of Argentine and Paraguayan nationalities, viewing the both systems operation; experience of the shift supervisors in operating a plant for a minimum of 10 years; the supervisors should participate training the auxiliary operators.

  15. Conceptualising the Impact of Arousal and Affective State on Training Outcomes of Operant Conditioning

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    Paul D. McGreevy


    Full Text Available Animal training relies heavily on an understanding of species-specific behaviour as it integrates with operant conditioning principles. Following on from recent studies showing that affective states and arousal levels may correlate with behavioural outcomes, we explore the contribution of both affective state and arousal in behavioural responses to operant conditioning. This paper provides a framework for assessing how affective state and arousal may influence the efficacy of operant training methods. It provides a series of three-dimensional conceptual graphs as exemplars to describing putative influences of both affective state and arousal on the likelihood of dogs and horses performing commonly desired behaviours. These graphs are referred to as response landscapes, and they highlight the flexibility available for improving training efficacy and the likely need for different approaches to suit animals in different affective states and at various levels of arousal. Knowledge gaps are discussed and suggestions made for bridging them.

  16. Simulation of longitudinal dynamics of long freight trains in positioning operations (United States)

    Qi, Zhaohui; Huang, Zhihao; Kong, Xianchao


    Positioning operations are performed in a railway goods yard, in which the freight train is pulled precisely at a specific point by a positioner. The positioner moves strictly according to the predesigned speed and provides all the traction and braking forces which are highly dependent on the longitudinal dynamic response. In order to improve the efficiency and protect the wagons from damage during positioning operations, the design speed of the positioner has to be optimised based on the simulation of longitudinal train dynamics. However, traditional models of longitudinal train dynamics are not accurate enough in some aspects. In this study, we make some changes in the traditional theory to make it suitable for the study of long freight trains in positioning operations. In the proposed method, instead of the traction force on the train, the motion of the positioner is assumed to be known; more importantly, the traditional draft gear model with nonlinear spring and linear damping is replaced by a more detailed model based on the achievement of contact and impact mechanics; the switching effects of the resistance and the coupler slack are also taken into consideration. Numerical examples that deal with positioning operations on the straight lines, slope lines and curving lines are given.

  17. Afghan National Engineer Brigade: Despite U.S. Training Efforts, the Brigade is Incapable of Operating Independently (United States)


    Trailblazer, JTF Sapper, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 25, and NMCB 28, trained the NEB in such areas as plumbing, electrical work ...specialty driver training and construction equipment operations, both in a classroom setting and hands -on equipment training . Heavy equipment training ...conditions. 3 U.S. and coalition forces, such as Turkish and Bulgarian personnel, worked together within NMCB 25 and NMCB 28 on training activities

  18. Education and Training of Emergency Medical Teams: Recommendations for a Global Operational Learning Framework. (United States)

    Amat Camacho, Nieves; Hughes, Amy; Burkle, Frederick M; Ingrassia, Pier Luigi; Ragazzoni, Luca; Redmond, Anthony; Norton, Ian; von Schreeb, Johan


    An increasing number of international emergency medical teams are deployed to assist disaster-affected populations worldwide. Since Haiti earthquake those teams have been criticised for ill adapted care, lack of preparedness in addition to not coordinating with the affected country healthcare system. The Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs) initiative, as part of the Word Health Organization's Global Health Emergency Workforce program, aims to address these shortcomings by improved EMT coordination, and mechanisms to ensure quality and accountability of national and international EMTs. An essential component to reach this goal is appropriate education and training. Multiple disaster education and training programs are available. However, most are centred on individuals' professional development rather than on the EMTs operational performance. Moreover, no common overarching or standardised training frameworks exist. In this report, an expert panel review and discuss the current approaches to disaster education and training and propose a three-step operational learning framework that could be used for EMTs globally. The proposed framework includes the following steps: 1) ensure professional competence and license to practice, 2) support adaptation of technical and non-technical professional capacities into the low-resource and emergency context and 3) prepare for an effective team performance in the field. A combination of training methodologies is also recommended, including individual theory based education, immersive simulations and team training. Agreed curriculum and open access training materials for EMTs need to be further developed, ideally through collaborative efforts between WHO, operational EMT organizations, universities, professional bodies and training agencies.  Keywords: disasters; education; emergencies; global health; learning.

  19. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) new-employee training manual for the Operations Division RCRA personnel

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    Barkenbus, B.D.


    This manual has been prepared for the training of new employees who will work with RCRA hazardous waste management in the Operations Division. It will be taught by a person who is trained in hazardous waste regulations/procedures. It consists of nine modules. The topics of these modules are: RCRA Training, Hazardous Waste Regulations, Transportation Regulations, Hazardous Waste Management at ORNL, Chemical Hazards and Safety, Hazardous Waste Operations Training, Sampling of Hazardous Waste, Hazardous Waste Identification/Classification, and RCRA Contingency Plans and Emergency Procedures. The on-the-job training areas are identified in the modules. They are an integral part of training.

  20. Energy Requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces During Military Training

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    Lee M. Margolis


    Full Text Available Special Operations Forces (SOF regularly engage in physically demanding combat operations and field training exercises, resulting in high daily energy expenditure, and thus increased energy requirements. However, the majority of studies assessing energy requirements of SOF have been conducted on soldiers going through intense SOF initiation training. The objective of the current investigation was to determine the energy expenditure of SOF conducting military training operations. Thirty-one soldiers taking part in Pre-Mission Training (PMT n = 15 and Combat Diver Qualification Courses (CDQC n = 16 volunteered to participate in this observational study. Energy expenditure was determined using doubly labeled water. Body weight (83 ± 7 kg remained stable during both training periods. Overall energy expenditure adjusted for body composition was 17,606 ± 2326 kJ·day−1. Energy expenditure was 19,110 ± 1468 kJ·day−1 during CDQC and 16,334 ± 2180 kJ·day−1 during PMT, with physical activity levels of 2.6 ± 0.2 and 2.2 ± 0.3 during CDQC and PMT, respectively. Compared to the Military Dietary Reference Intakes for energy (13,598 kJ·day−1, these data are in agreement with previous reports that energy requirement for SOF Soldiers exceed that of the average soldier.

  1. GTRI Remote Monitoring System: Training and Operational Needs Assessment Analysis Report

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    Day, Debra E.; Fox, Sorcha


    The mission of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administrations (NNSA's) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) is to identify, secure, recover and facilitate the disposition of vulnerable nuclear and high-risk radioactive materials around the world that pose a threat to the United States and the international community. The GTRI's unique mission to reduce and protect vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials located at civilian sites worldwide directly addresses recommendations of the 9/11 Commission1, and is a vital part of the President's National Security Strategy and the Global Initiative. The GTRI Remote Monitoring System (RMS) is a standalone security system that includes radiation and tamper alarms, and CCTV; which can be transmitted securely over the Internet to multiple on-site and off-site locations. Through our experiences during installation of the system at 162 sites, plus feedback received from Alarm Response Training course participants, site input to project teams and analysis of trouble calls; indications were that current system training was lacking and inconsistent. A survey was undertaken to gather information from RMS users across the nation, to evaluate the current level of training and determine what if any improvements needed to be made. Additional questions were focused on the operation of the RMS software. The training survey was initially sent electronically to 245 users at the RMS sites and achieved a 37.6% return rate. Analysis of the resulting data revealed that 34.6% of the respondents had not received training or were unsure if they had, despite the fact that vendor engineers provide training at installation of the system. Any training received was referred to as minimal, and brief, not documented, and nothing in writing. 63.7% of respondents said they were either not at all prepared or only somewhat prepared to use the RMS software required to effectively operate the

  2. Activity analysis: measurement of the effectiveness of surgical training and operative technique.


    Shepherd, J P; Brickley, M.


    All surgical procedures are characterised by a sequence of steps and instrument changes. Although surgical efficiency and training in operative technique closely relate to this process, few studies have attempted to analyse it quantitatively. Because efficiency is particularly important in day surgery and lower third molar removal is a high-volume procedure, the need for which is responsible for particularly long waiting-lists in almost all UK health regions, this operation was selected for e...

  3. Supervised Learning of Logical Operations in Layered Spiking Neural Networks with Spike Train Encoding

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    Grüning, André


    Few algorithms for supervised training of spiking neural networks exist that can deal with patterns of multiple spikes, and their computational properties are largely unexplored. We demonstrate in a set of simulations that the ReSuMe learning algorithm can be successfully applied to layered neural networks. Input and output patterns are encoded as spike trains of multiple precisely timed spikes, and the network learns to transform the input trains into target output trains. This is done by combining the ReSuMe learning algorithm with multiplicative scaling of the connections of downstream neurons. We show in particular that layered networks with one hidden layer can learn the basic logical operations, including Exclusive-Or, while networks without hidden layer cannot, mirroring an analogous result for layered networks of rate neurons. While supervised learning in spiking neural networks is not yet fit for technical purposes, exploring computational properties of spiking neural networks advances our understand...

  4. Operating Room Performance Improves after Proficiency-Based Virtual Reality Cataract Surgery Training

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    Thomsen, Ann Sofia Skou; Bach-Holm, Daniella; Kjærbo, Hadi


    PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of virtual reality proficiency-based training on actual cataract surgery performance. The secondary purpose of the study was to define which surgeons benefit from virtual reality training. DESIGN: Multicenter masked clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Eighteen cataract...... surgeons with different levels of experience. METHODS: Cataract surgical training on a virtual reality simulator (EyeSi) until a proficiency-based test was passed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Technical performance in the operating room (OR) assessed by 3 independent, masked raters using a previously validated...... task-specific assessment tool for cataract surgery (Objective Structured Assessment of Cataract Surgical Skill). Three surgeries before and 3 surgeries after the virtual reality training were video-recorded, anonymized, and presented to the raters in random order. RESULTS: Novices (non...


    Cabaret, Véronique


    This article aims at introducing an educational sequence completed at l'Institut de Formation des Cadres de Santé (IFCS) at the CHRU in Lille in France, entitled "training project and educational project" present in the "training duties" module whose goal is to generate students'knowledge through co-operative education programmes. By creating this innovative sequence, the educational aim is to use the Institut ground as a ground of learning, associated with the various internship grounds, in order to get the most of co-operative education programmes. Besides, in a pragmatic code of ethics in training, the teaching staff draw their inspiration from a clinical approach of executive training: they regard students as true protagonists in a co-operative plan created for them, wishing to design it with them using their words. Thus, students are brought to criticize the IFCS educational project and debate it with the trainers who have built it. Each partner tries to understand the Other, being aware of their being different. By contributing every year to rewriting the educational project which directly concerns them, students build their professional positions as health executives. They play an active role in co-operative education programmes just like IFCS outside partners.




  7. Operating a Microwave Radiation Detection Monitor. Module 10. Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences. (United States)

    Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

    This module, one of 25 on vocational education training for careers in environmental health occupations, contains self-instructional materials on operating a microwave radiation detection monitor. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) testing the…

  8. Entrepreneurship Education and Training Needs of Family Businesses Operating in the Agricultural Sector of India (United States)

    Sandhu, Navjot; Hussain, Javed; Matlay, Harry


    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the entrepreneurship education and training (EET) needs of small family businesses operating in the agricultural sector of the Indian economy. Design/methodology/approach: Quantitative and qualitative data were collected through a survey of 122 agricultural family firms in the Indian state of…

  9. Operational performance of Swedish grid connected solar power plants. Automatic data collection; Driftuppfoeljning av svenska naetanslutna solcellsanlaeggningar. Automatisering av datainsamling

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    Hedstroem, Jonas; Svensson, Stefan


    A performance database containing all grid-connected PV-systems in Sweden has been in operation since March 2002. The systems in the database are described in detail and energy production is continuously added in the form of monthly values. The energy production and the system descriptions are published on In august 2006 31 active systems were present in the database. As result of the Swedish subsidy program this number is expected to increase to over 100 systems in the next years. The new owners of PV-systems are obliged to report the produced electricity to the authorities at least once a year. In this work we have studied different means to simplify the collection of data. Four different methods are defined. 1. The conversion of readings from energy meters made at arbitrary distance in time into monthly values. 2. Methods to handle data obtained with the monitoring systems provided by different inverter manufactures. 3. Methods to acquire data from PV-systems with energy meters reporting to the green certificate system. 4. Commercial GSM/GPRS monitoring systems. The first method is the minimum level required by the authorities. The second and third methods are the use of equipments that are expected to be used by some PV-systems for other reasons. Method 4 gives a possibility to create a fully automatic collection method. The described GPRS-systems are expected to have an initial cost of roughly 4000 SEK and a yearly fee of 200 SEK (1 SEK {approx} 0.14 USD)

  10. Towards the Development of a Comprehensive Pedagogical Framework for Pronunciation Training Based on Adapted Automatic Speech Recognition Systems (United States)

    Ali, Saandia


    This paper reports on the early stages of a locally funded research and development project taking place at Rennes 2 university. It aims at developing a comprehensive pedagogical framework for pronunciation training for adult learners of English. This framework will combine a direct approach to pronunciation training (face-to-face teaching) with…

  11. Warrior Resilience Training in Operation Iraqi Freedom: combining rational emotive behavior therapy, resiliency, and positive psychology. (United States)

    Jarrett, Thomas


    Warrior Resilience Training (WRT) is an educational class designed to enhance Warrior resilience, thriving, and posttraumatic growth for Soldiers deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Warrior Resilience Training uses rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), Army leadership principles, and positive psychology as a vehicle for students to apply resilient philosophies derived from Army Warrior Ethos, Stoic philosophy, and the survivor and resiliency literature. Students in WRT are trained to focus upon virtue, character, and emotional self-regulation by constructing and maintaining a personal resiliency philosophy that emphasizes critical thinking, rationality, virtue, and Warrior Ethos. The author, an Army licensed clinical social worker, executive coach, REBT doctoral fellow, and former Special Forces noncommissioned officer, describes his initial experience teaching WRT during Operation Iraqi Freedom to combat medics and Soldiers from 2005 to 2006, and his experience as a leader of a combat stress control prevention team currently in Iraq offering mobile WRT classes in-theater. Warrior Resilience Training rationale, curriculum, variants (like Warrior Family Resilience Training), and feedback are included, with suggestions as to how behavioral health providers and combat stress control teams might better integrate their services with leaders, chaplains, and commands to better market combat stress resiliency, reduce barriers to care, and promote force preservation. Informal analysis of class feedback from 1168 respondents regarding WRT reception and utilization is examined.

  12. Predators in training: operant conditioning of novel behavior in wild Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivitattus). (United States)

    Emer, Sherri A; Mora, Cordula V; Harvey, Mark T; Grace, Michael S


    Large pythons and boas comprise a group of animals whose anatomy and physiology are very different from traditional mammalian, avian and other reptilian models typically used in operant conditioning. In the current study, investigators used a modified shaping procedure involving successive approximations to train wild Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivitattus) to approach and depress an illuminated push button in order to gain access to a food reward. Results show that these large, wild snakes can be trained to accept extremely small food items, associate a stimulus with such rewards via operant conditioning and perform a contingent operant response to gain access to a food reward. The shaping procedure produced robust responses and provides a mechanism for investigating complex behavioral phenomena in massive snakes that are rarely studied in learning research.

  13. Track-monitoring from the dynamic response of an operational train (United States)

    Lederman, George; Chen, Siheng; Garrett, James; Kovačević, Jelena; Noh, Hae Young; Bielak, Jacobo


    We explore a data-driven approach for monitoring rail infrastructure from the dynamic response of a train in revenue-service. Presently, track inspection is performed either visually or with dedicated track geometry cars. In this study, we examine a more economical approach where track inspection is performed by analyzing vibration data collected from an operational passenger train. The high frequency with which passenger trains travel each section of track means that faults can be detected sooner than with dedicated inspection vehicles, and the large number of passes over each section of track makes a data-driven approach statistically feasible. We have deployed a test-system on a light-rail vehicle and have been collecting data for the past two years. The collected data underscores two of the main challenges that arise in train-based track monitoring: the speed of the train at a given location varies from pass to pass and the position of the train is not known precisely. In this study, we explore which feature representations of the data best characterize the state of the tracks despite these sources of uncertainty (i.e., in the spatial domain or frequency domain), and we examine how consistently change detection approaches can identify track changes from the data. We show the accuracy of these different representations, or features, and different change detection approaches on two types of track changes, track replacement and tamping (a maintenance procedure to improve track geometry), and two types of data, simulated data and operational data from our test-system. The sensing, signal processing, and data analysis we propose in the study could facilitate safer trains and more cost-efficient maintenance in the future. Moreover, the proposed approach is quite general and could be extended to other parts of the infrastructure, including bridges.

  14. Modification of the LEP electrostatic separator systems for operation with bunch trains

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    Balhan, B; Carlier, E; Deluen, J P; Dieperink, J H; Garrel, N; Goddard, B; Guinand, R; Kalbreier, Willi; Laffin, M; Lamont, M; Mertens, V; Poole, John; Verhagen, H


    To meet the LEP2 luminosity requirements for W-pair production, it is planned to operate LEP with Bunch Trains from 1995 onwards. This new mode of operation entails significant modification both to the existing separator hardware and its control system. The changes have been implemented so as to provide maximum flexibility for the realisation of the Bunch Train scheme, and also make a return to operation with Pretzel separation possible during 1995. Two LEP Interaction Points (IP) were equipped with new separators in late 1994, enabling first tests with the collision of one train of four e+ bunches with one train of e- bunches. During the 1994/95 shutdown, four separators have been installed in the two remaining experimental IPs, and eight separators in the non-experimental IP have been displaced to new positions. Details are given of optics requirements for the separator installations, the polarity of the closed orbit separator bumps, system modifications, and performance considerations. Results are presente...

  15. Operational Influence on Thermal Behavior of High-Speed Helical Gear Trains (United States)

    Handschuh, Robert F.; Kilmain, Charles J.


    An experimental effort has been conducted on an aerospace-quality helical gear train to investigate the thermal behavior of the gear system as many important operational conditions were varied. Drive system performance measurements were made at varying speeds and loads (to 5,000 hp and 15,000 rpm). Also, an analytical effort was undertaken for comparison to the measured results. The influence of the various loss mechanisms from the analysis for this high speed helical gear train gearbox will be presented and compared to the experimental results.

  16. Dust Plume Modeling at Fort Bliss: Move-Out Operations, Combat Training and Wind Erosion

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    Chapman, Elaine G.; Rishel, Jeremy P.; Rutz, Frederick C.; Seiple, Timothy E.; Newsom, Rob K.; Allwine, K Jerry


    The potential for air-quality impacts from heavy mechanized vehicles operating in the training ranges and on the unpaved main supply routes at Fort Bliss was investigated. This report details efforts by the staff of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the Fort Bliss Directorate of Environment in this investigation. Dust emission and dispersion from typical activities, including move outs and combat training, occurring on the installation were simulated using the atmospheric modeling system DUSTRAN. Major assumptions associated with designing specific modeling scenarios are summarized, and results from the simulations are presented.

  17. Development and Implementation of a New Physical Training Concept in the Norwegian Navy Special Operations Command. (United States)

    Solberg, Paul André; Paulsen, Gøran; Slaathaug, Ole Gunnar; Skare, Magnhild; Wood, Dallas; Huls, Shaun; Raastad, Truls


    A high level of physical fitness is one important factor for optimal performance in Special Operation Forces (SOF). Still, information about physical training for SOF operators is not easily accessible. This study aimed to implement and assess a new training concept in the Norwegian Navy SOF. A longitudinal study where 22 operators completed a 6-month linear periodization (LP), followed by a 6-month nonlinear periodization (NLP) program. Both protocols were block periodized, focusing on either strength or aerobic capacity. A battery of tests covering strength, endurance, power, mobility, and body composition was performed, and individual capacity analyses were established. A training week consisted of 5 to 6 sessions including 1 or 2 individualized sessions directed towards improving the weakest capacity. The LP had a clear effect on mobility (19 ± 9%), abdominal strength (25 ± 16%), upper body power (PowerUB; 6 ± 9%), standing long-jump (3 ± 6%), pull-ups (24 ± 31%), agility (2 ± 4%), V[Combining Dot Above]O2max (2 ± 3%), fat percent (-5 ± 31%), and muscle mass (1 ± 3%). The NLP increased abdominal strength (15 ± 17%), standing long-jump (3 ± 4%), and anaerobic capacity (10 ± 8%), whereas V[Combining Dot Above]O2 max (-3 ± 4%) and PowerUB (-2 ± 7%) decreased. Additional analyses showed clear increases among those individually instructed to improve strength. Results support the benefits of combined periodized programming and individualized training sessions among SOF operators with initially good fitness levels. Largest effects were observed in the first phase with the LP. However, subsequent NLP additionally increased anaerobic and jumping capacity, possibly due to more frequent muscular endurance and power training. Because of frequent interruptions, the LP tended to be more difficult to follow than the NLP and is suggested when continuity is possible, whereas an NLP is recommended for maintenance and when standing on national preparedness.

  18. Project Management Plan/Progress Report UT/GTKS Training Program Development for Commercial Building Operators

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    None, None


    Universidad del Turabo (UT), in a collaborative effort with Global Turn Key Services, Inc. (GTKS), proposed to develop a training program and a commercialization plan for the development of Commercial Building Operators (CBOs). The CBOs will operate energy efficient buildings to help maintain existing buildings up to their optimal energy performance level, and ensure that net-zero-energy buildings continuously operate at design specifications, thus helping achieve progress towards meeting BTP Strategic Goals of creating technologies and design approaches that enable net-zero-energy buildings at low incremental costs by 2025. The proposed objectives were then: (1) Develop a Commercial Building Operator (CBO) training program and accreditation that will in turn provide a certification to participants recognized by Accreditation Boards such as the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and Leadership in Energy & Environmental Designs (LEED). (2) Develop and implement a commercialization and sustainability plan that details marketing, deployment, financial characterization, job placement, and other goals required for long-term sustainability of the project after the funding period. (3) After program development and deployment, provide potential candidates with the knowledge and skill sets to obtain employment in the commercial building green energy (net-zero-energy building) job market. The developed CBO training program will focus on providing skills for participants, such as displaced and unemployed workers, to enter the commercial building green energy (net-zeroenergy building) job market. This course was designed to allow a participant with minimal to no experience in commercial building green technology to obtain the required skill sets to enter the job market in as little as 12 weeks of intensive multi-faceted learning. After completion of the course, the CBO staff concluded the participant will meet minimum established accreditation

  19. Food safety training needs at evacuation shelters operated by faith-based organizations. (United States)

    Kwon, Junehee; Zottarelli, Lisa; Kwon, Sockju; Lee, Yee Ming; Ryu, Dojin


    The authors conducted a survey to identify food safety training needs at evacuation shelters operated by faith-based organizations (FBOs) in four hurricane-prone states. Five thousand randomly selected FBO leaders were asked questions about their food safety attitudes and food handling practices at evacuation shelters. Descriptive statistics and multivariate analysis of variance were calculated to summarize and prioritize the responses. Results from 138 leaders revealed that on average, 590 +/- 4,787 evacuees were served for 36 +/- 72 days at FBO-operated shelters. Only 19.6% felt they were well prepared for the shelter. Only 5.8% had professional food preparation staff and many accepted hot (47.8%) and cold (37%) prepared food donations. Some lacked adequate refrigerator (18.8%) or freezer (16.7%) spaces, but 40% kept hot food leftovers for later use. The majority did not provide food safety training before opening the shelters (73.2%), yet 76.9% said they will provide food to evacuation shelters again. The results show a need for food safety training and specific strategies for training at FBOs.

  20. Determination method of load balance ranges for train operation safety under strong wind

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    The aerodynamic performances of a passenger car and a box car with different heights of windbreak walls under strong wind were studied using the numerical simulations, and the changes of aerodynamic side force, lift force and overturning moment with different wind speeds and wall heights were calculated. According to the principle of static moment balance of vehicles, the overturning coefficients of trains with different wind speeds and wall heights were obtained. Based on the influence of wind speed and wall height on the aerodynamic performance and the overturning stability of trains, a method of determination of the load balance ranges for the train operation safety was proposed, which made the overturning coefficient have nearly closed interval. A min(|A1|+|A2|), s.t.|A1|→|A2|(A1 refers to the downwind overturning coefficient and A2 refers to the upwind overturning coefficient) was found. This minimum value helps to lower the wall height as much as possible, and meanwhile, guarantees the operation safety of various types of trains under strong wind. This method has been used for the construction and improvement of the windbreak walls along the Lanzhou–Xinjiang railway (from Lanzhou to Urumqi, China).

  1. Automatic Differentiation Package

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    Sacado is an automatic differentiation package for C++ codes using operator overloading and C++ templating. Sacado provide forward, reverse, and Taylor polynomial automatic differentiation classes and utilities for incorporating these classes into C++ codes. Users can compute derivatives of computations arising in engineering and scientific applications, including nonlinear equation solving, time integration, sensitivity analysis, stability analysis, optimization and uncertainity quantification.

  2. Artificial neural network based on SQUIDs: demonstration of network training and operation (United States)

    Chiarello, F.; Carelli, P.; Castellano, M. G.; Torrioli, G.


    We propose a scheme for the realization of artificial neural networks based on superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs). In order to demonstrate the operation of this scheme we designed and successfully tested a small network that implements an XOR gate and is trained by means of examples. The proposed scheme can be particularly convenient as support for superconducting applications such as detectors for astrophysics, high energy experiments, medicine imaging and so on.

  3. Perfection of vocational and applied training of operative workers of law enforcement authorities of Ukraine.

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    Sergienko J.P.


    Full Text Available A research aim is perfection of the professionally-applied training of operative workers of law enforcement authorities of Ukraine on the basis of recognition of specific of professional activity. 250 students and operative workers of Kyiv and Kyiv region took part in research. The questions of perfection of professional capacity facilities of general, special physical and psychophysiological preparedness were examined in this research. A structure and model of preparation are experimentally well-proven and indicated, the role of intercommunications of physical capacity and psychophysiological is exposed.

  4. 列控工程数据自动审核的研究与实现%Automatic data auditing for train control engineering

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    陈倩佳; 卢佩玲


    The correctness of the data, provided by the Train Control Engineering Data sheet, the foundation of the configuration data of CTCS-2 and CTCS-3, affected directly the security of Train Control System. Therefore, the auditing of the data played a great role of importance. In recent years, with the development of China high-speed railway, the auditing work became more arduous and onerous. The existing train control data auditing techniques was discussed in this paper, so as to design and develop a tool of automatic train control data auditing.%列控工程数据表(以下简称列控数据表)所提供的数据作为CTCS-2级和CTCS-3级列控系统配置数据的基础,其正确性直接影响整个列控系统的安全性,因此,列控数据的审核工作非常重要。近年来,随着我国高速铁路事业的迅速发展,列控数据的审核工作也随之变得更加繁重和艰巨。本文在分析现有列控数据审核技术的基础上,开发和设计出一种对列控数据的自动审核工具。

  5. Responding to change - The evolution of operator training for the PFR liquid metals disposal project

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    Cashmore, Stephen [RWE NUKEM Limited, Kelburn Court, Daten Park, Risley, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 6TW (United Kingdom)


    environmental management practice, UKAEA decided to add a Caesium Removal Plant (CRP) on to the SDP. Neutralized effluent from the SDP would now be pumped through an ion exchange column prior to discharge to the site effluent treatment plant. In conclusion, commissioning and operating the PFR Liquid Metals Disposal Plant was a challenging task. Training and qualifying the operators was part of that challenge. Though lengthy and time intensive, the LMD training process had several positive benefits: 1. The process demonstrated that persons from a semi-skilled background with little or no previous experience, could be trained to operate a relatively complex process plant safely and efficiently; 2. The formally documented progress of each stage of training provided a clearly auditable record that was acceptable to all parties, including the regulators; 3. The cost of implementing the training was more than compensated for by the saving made in not having to employ shift engineers for the LMD project; 4. Once proved, the training methodology lent itself to adaptation for use with similar projects at Dounreay; 5. The range of skills and knowledge, acquired by the operators during their training, together with their experience of formal learning, should assist them with any similar role they may wish to apply themselves to in the future. To date (November 2005) the LMD plant has successfully processed over 1000 te of PFR's liquid metal inventory, improving safety by reducing a major potential hazard. It has also enabled UKAEA to meet the targets set by the Dounreay Near Term Work Plan for decommissioning the site. The operator team has had their SQEP status formally reviewed by the UKAEA ATO Holder, and extended for a further year, demonstrating the ongoing value of the rigorous training programme they undertook initially.

  6. An Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) for Operating Training of ROCSAT TT&C Groung Station (United States)

    Shr, Arthur M. D.; Miau, Jiun Jih


    ROCS AT-1 is the first small satellite developed by the Republic of China and is a lowearth orbit experimental satellite. The goal of ROCSAT-1 is to carry out scientific research missions. To successfully accomplish ROCSAT missions, the ROCSAT Mission Operations Team (RMOT) is formed to handle the daily operation and maintenance activities. These activities are onerous and complex. Hence, RMOT is concerned with future personnel training. In this paper, we propose an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) which is capable of integrating the training courses into a software program. ITS uses a great amount of information to present a subject for a user to learn. In the process of teaching, an ITS is capable of presenting the course materials in a structured format to the user and to judge if the user has mastered the subject or not. ITS is the tool to integrate the RMOT training courses and to develop a multi-function computer-assisted instruction (CAI) system. It can not only provide a practical method for users recurrently, but also make self-teaching easily.

  7. Operational experience of running multicasing gas compression trains on a North Sea platform

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    Hancock, W.P.


    This paper describes the difficulties of operating multicasing compression trains in parallel and the special problems associated with a very-high-pressure centrifugal gas-injection compressor. The Statfjord B platform features one of the most complex gas-compression systems in the world for an offshore platform and uses some of the most advanced centrifugal gas compressors and aeroderivative gas turbines currently available. Four different gases flashing from the crude in flash drums of cascading pressures are recompressed and injected into the producing reservoir at pressures as high as 45 000 MPa (450 bar gauge). Conservation of valuable associated gas from offshore oil-production facilities demands high gas-compression efficiencies. Therefore, timely resolution of operational problems is paramount. This paper details the operational problems and their resolutions, which helped the Statfjord B platform attain and exceed its design output.

  8. Naturalistic Decision Making in Power Grid Operations: Implications for Dispatcher Training and Usability Testing

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    Greitzer, Frank L.; Podmore, Robin


    The focus of the present study is on improved training approaches to accelerate learning and improved methods for analyzing effectiveness of tools within a high-fidelity power grid simulated environment. A theory-based model has been developed to document and understand the mental processes that an expert power system operator uses when making critical decisions. The theoretical foundation for the method is based on the concepts of situation awareness, the methods of cognitive task analysis, and the naturalistic decision making (NDM) approach of Recognition Primed Decision Making. The method has been systematically explored and refined as part of a capability demonstration of a high-fidelity real-time power system simulator under normal and emergency conditions. To examine NDM processes, we analyzed transcripts of operator-to-operator conversations during the simulated scenario to reveal and assess NDM-based performance criteria. The results of the analysis indicate that the proposed framework can be used constructively to map or assess the Situation Awareness Level of the operators at each point in the scenario. We can also identify the mental models and mental simulations that the operators employ at different points in the scenario. This report documents the method, describes elements of the model, and provides appendices that document the simulation scenario and the associated mental models used by operators in the scenario.


    This SOP describes the method to train project staff and participants to collect various field samples and questionnaire data for the study. The training plan consists of two separate components: project staff training and participant training. Before project activities begin,...

  10. Study of connected system of automatic control of load and operation efficiency of a steam boiler with extremal controller on a simulation model (United States)

    Sabanin, V. R.; Starostin, A. A.; Repin, A. I.; Popov, A. I.


    The problems of operation effectiveness increase of steam boilers are considered. To maintain the optimum fuel combustion modes, it is proposed to use an extremal controller (EC) determining the value of airflow rate, at which the boiler generating the desired amount of heat will consume a minimum amount of fuel. EC sets the determined value of airflow rate to airflow rate controller (ARC). The test results of numerical simulation dynamic nonlinear model of steam boiler with the connected system of automatic control of load and combustion efficiency using EC are presented. The model is created in the Simulink modeling package of MATLAB software and can be used to optimize the combustion modes. Based on the modeling results, the conclusion was drawn about the possibility in principle of simultaneously boiler load control and optimizing by EC the combustion modes when changing the fuel combustion heat and the boiler characteristics and its operating mode. It is shown that it is possible to automatically control the operation efficiency of steam boilers when using EC without applying the standard flue gas analyzers. The article considers the numerical simulation dynamic model of steam boiler with the schemes of control of fuel consumption and airflow rate, the steam pressure and EC; the purpose of using EC in the scheme with linear controllers and the requirements to the quality of its operation; the results of operation of boiler control schemes without EC with estimation of influence of roughness of thermal mode maps on the nature of static and dynamic connection of the control units of fuel consumption and airflow rate; the phase trajectories and the diagrams of transient processes occurring in the control scheme with EC with stepped changing the fuel quality and boiler characteristics; analysis of modeling results and prospects for using EC in the control schemes of boilers.

  11. Activity analysis: measurement of the effectiveness of surgical training and operative technique. (United States)

    Shepherd, J P; Brickley, M


    All surgical procedures are characterised by a sequence of steps and instrument changes. Although surgical efficiency and training in operative technique closely relate to this process, few studies have attempted to analyse it quantitatively. Because efficiency is particularly important in day surgery and lower third molar removal is a high-volume procedure, the need for which is responsible for particularly long waiting-lists in almost all UK health regions, this operation was selected for evaluation. A series of 80 consecutive procedures, carried out for 43 day-stay patients under general anaesthesia by seven junior staff (senior house officers and registrars: 39 procedures) and four senior staff (senior registrars and consultants: 41 procedures) were analysed. Median operating time for procedures which required retraction of periosteum was 9.5 min (range 2.7-23.3 min). Where these steps were necessary, median time for incision was 25 s (range 10-90 s); for retraction of periosteum, 79 s (range 5-340 s); for bone removal, 118 s (range 10-380 s); for tooth excision, 131 s (range 10-900 s); for debridement, 74 s (range 5-270 s); and for suture, 144 s (range 25-320 s). Junior surgeons could be differentiated from senior surgeons on the basis of omission, repetition and duration of these steps. Juniors omitted retraction of periosteum in 10% of procedures (seniors 23%) and suture in 13% (seniors 32%). Juniors repeated steps in 47% of operations; seniors, 14%. Junior surgeons took significantly more time than senior surgeons for incision, bone removal and tooth excision. No significant differences between junior and senior surgeons were found in relation to the incidence of altered lingual and labial sensation at 7 days. It was concluded that activity analysis may be a useful measure of the effectiveness of surgical training and the efficiency of operative technique.

  12. Workshop on Instructional Features and Instructor/Operator Station Design for Training Systems. (United States)


    field-of-view * FAM • G-suit, G-seat BI * Interactive Target * RI • CGI Visual * ANAV * FORM * NFORM * GUNS * WEPS * TACNAV CQ AST • Dynamic Visual...FORM • Dome Visual * NFORM • G-seat/G-suit * TACF buffet systems * GUNS interactive Target • WEPS * Auxiliary lOS * ACM Building on the data in two ways, one sets up an exercise, and a mockup of the equipment being simulated. one controls operation during the training A typical

  13. Development and Operation of an Automatic Rotor Trim Control System for use During the UH-60 Individual Blade Control Wind Tunnel Test (United States)

    Theodore, Colin R.


    A full-scale wind tunnel test to evaluate the effects of Individual Blade Control (IBC) on the performance, vibration, noise and loads of a UH-60A rotor was recently completed in the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) 40- by 80-Foot Wind Tunnel [1]. A key component of this wind tunnel test was an automatic rotor trim control system that allowed the rotor trim state to be set more precisely, quickly and repeatably than was possible with the rotor operator setting the trim condition manually. The trim control system was also able to maintain the desired trim condition through changes in IBC actuation both in open- and closed-loop IBC modes, and through long-period transients in wind tunnel flow. This ability of the trim control system to automatically set and maintain a steady rotor trim enabled the effects of different IBC inputs to be compared at common trim conditions and to perform these tests quickly without requiring the rotor operator to re-trim the rotor. The trim control system described in this paper was developed specifically for use during the IBC wind tunnel test

  14. Word操作题自动判卷关键性技术实现%Realization of Word Operation Automatic Grading Key Technology

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    In order to complete the grading of Word operation, through using VB technology access and controlling Word document page properties, floating object, paragraphs, font styles, forms, etc, the paper realizes a correct judgment to complete the required operation setting. For each type of judgment, a detailed program code is given, and thus the automatic marking job is realized.%为了完成对Word操作题的判卷,采用VB技术读取和控制Word文档的页面属性、浮动对象、段落、字体格式、表格等,实现对要求完成操作设置的正确判断,对每一种类型判断给出比较详细的程序代码,从而实现自动阅卷工作.

  15. Using an operator training simulator in the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculim

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    Bhattacharyya, D.; Turton, R.; Zitney, S.


    An operator training simulator (OTS) is to the chemical engineer what a flight simulator is to the aerospace engineer. The basis of an OTS is a high-fidelity dynamic model of a chemical process that allows an engineer to simulate start-up, shut-down, and normal operation. It can also be used to test the skill and ability of an engineer or operator to respond and control some unforeseen situation(s) through the use of programmed malfunctions. West Virginia University (WVU) is a member of the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s Regional University Alliance (NETL-RUA). Working through the NETL-RUA, the authors have spent the last four years collaborating on the development of a high-fidelity OTS for an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant with CO{sub 2} capture that is the cornerstone of the AVESTARTM (Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training And Research) Center with sister facilities at NETL and WVU in Morgantown, WV. This OTS is capable of real-time dynamic simulation of IGCC plant operation, including start-up, shut-down, and power demand load following. The dynamic simulator and its human machine interfaces (HMIs) are based on the DYNSIM and InTouch software, respectively, from Invensys Operations Management. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the authors’ experiences in using this sophisticated dynamic simulation-based OTS as a hands-on teaching tool in the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum. At present, the OTS has been used in two separate courses: a new process simulation course and a traditional process control course. In the process simulation course, concepts of steady-state and dynamic simulations were covered prior to exposing the students to the OTS. Moreover, digital logic and the concept of equipment requiring one or more permissive states to be enabled prior to successful operation were also covered. Students were briefed about start-up procedures and the importance of following a predetermined

  16. Conception on Automatic Water-feeding of Railway Passenger Train%铁路旅客列车自动上水设想

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    In recent years, with the construction of the passenger dedicated line and high-speed railway, the railway passenger transportation has changed a lot. The passenger train water-feeding is the important guarantee of the railway passenger transportation. How to efficiently, quickly and safely complete the water-feeding of the passenger train after it draw up at a station in the situation of short station dwell time and high traffic flow, it is related to the operation and development of railway passenger transportation. In order to meet the setout requirements of passenger train water-feeding, the ground equipment of passenger train water-feeding system should be improved.%近年来,随着客运专线、高速铁路的兴建,铁路客运发生着巨大的变化。客车上水是铁路客运运输的重要保障,如何在目前列车停站时间短、列流密度大的现状下,保证列车进站后高效、快速、安全的完成客车上水,关乎着铁路客运的运营与发展。为了满足客车上水的整备要求,应当改进客车上水系统的地面设备。

  17. Development and Operation of International Nuclear Education/Training Program and HRD Cooperation Network

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    Lee, E. J.; Min, B. J.; Han, K. W. (and others)


    The primary result of the project is the establishment of a concept of International Nuclear R and D Academy that integrates the on-going long term activity for international nuclear education/training and a new activity to establish an international cooperation network for nuclear human resources development. For this, the 2007 WNU Summer Institute was hosted with the establishment of an MOU and subsequent preparations. Also, ANENT was promoted through development of a cyber platform for the ANENT web-portal, hosting the third ANENT Coordination Committee meeting, etc. Then a cooperation with universities in Vietnam was launched resulting in preparation of an MOU for the cooperation. Finally, a relevant system framework was established and required procedures were drafted especially for providing students from developing countries with long term education/training programs (e.g. MS and Ph D. courses). The international nuclear education/training programs have offered 13 courses to 182 people from 43 countries. The overall performance of the courses was evaluated to be outstanding. In parallel, the establishment of an MOU for the cooperation of KOICA-IAEA-KAERI courses to ensure their stable and systematic operation. Also, an effort was made to participate in FNCA. Atopia Hall of the International Nuclear Training and Education Center (INTEC) hosted 477 events (corresponding to 18,521 participants) and Nuri Hall (guesthouse) accommodated 4,616 people in 2006. This shows a steady increase of the use rate since the opening of the center, along with a continuous improvement of the equipment.

  18. The Effects of P, I and D Parameters in Automatic Liquid Level Control Using UniTrain Module

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    Alfatirta Mufti


    Full Text Available The research discusses some experiments to control the level of liquid inside a tank by using PID controllers which can be divided into four categories. The experiments describe the effect of P, I, and D element. It also discusses the best possible controller, which is a PI controller, for the liquid level tank system. The liquid level controlling is done by adjusting the voltage pump which will further regulate the flow rate of the fluid entering the inlet valve. The liquid that flows through the outlet valve is considered as the disturbance variable to the system. The liquid tank sensor needs to be calibrated prior to the experiments. Calibration can be done manually by using a digital multimeter or by using the computer sofware that is connected directly to the plant system. Set point and PID parameters are determined by the UniTrain and the computer interface. In these experiments, PI controller has the best result with a medium proportional gain (KP = 5 and a small integral gain (TN = 0.2.

  19. Automatic detection of lung nodules in computed tomography images: training and validation of algorithms using public research databases (United States)

    Camarlinghi, Niccolò


    Lung cancer is one of the main public health issues in developed countries. Lung cancer typically manifests itself as non-calcified pulmonary nodules that can be detected reading lung Computed Tomography (CT) images. To assist radiologists in reading images, researchers started, a decade ago, the development of Computer Aided Detection (CAD) methods capable of detecting lung nodules. In this work, a CAD composed of two CAD subprocedures is presented: , devoted to the identification of parenchymal nodules, and , devoted to the identification of the nodules attached to the pleura surface. Both CADs are an upgrade of two methods previously presented as Voxel Based Neural Approach CAD . The novelty of this paper consists in the massive training using the public research Lung International Database Consortium (LIDC) database and on the implementation of new features for classification with respect to the original VBNA method. Finally, the proposed CAD is blindly validated on the ANODE09 dataset. The result of the validation is a score of 0.393, which corresponds to the average sensitivity of the CAD computed at seven predefined false positive rates: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 FP/CT.

  20. Automatic sequences

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    Haeseler, Friedrich


    Automatic sequences are sequences which are produced by a finite automaton. Although they are not random they may look as being random. They are complicated, in the sense of not being not ultimately periodic, they may look rather complicated, in the sense that it may not be easy to name the rule by which the sequence is generated, however there exists a rule which generates the sequence. The concept automatic sequences has special applications in algebra, number theory, finite automata and formal languages, combinatorics on words. The text deals with different aspects of automatic sequences, in particular:· a general introduction to automatic sequences· the basic (combinatorial) properties of automatic sequences· the algebraic approach to automatic sequences· geometric objects related to automatic sequences.

  1. VBA的OFFICE操作题自动批阅技术的实现%OFFICE VBA's Operation of an Automatic Marking Technology to Achieve

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    "Fundamentals of Computer Application," is one of the more important basic education classes, students learn that it is mainly to allow students to better grasp the Word, Excelland other basic work used in more applications. However, most of these applications run in VBA programming. However, when the end of the student teacher test, marking papers become their problem. On the one hand, OFFICE larger amount of operating problems, more objective questions, there is no uniform measure;other papers of these operations when the theme marking the workload is relatively large, low teacher marking efficiency. This paper will present the reasons for the development of VBA OFFICE operating problems automatically marking technology and simple exposition universities now use automatic marking technology and its principles, the last of the VBA OFFICE operation of an automatic marking simple programming.%《计算机应用基础》是我国高等教育中比较重要的基础课之一,学生学习它主要是为了让学生更好的掌握Word,Excel等最基本、工作中使用较多的应用程序。但是,这些应用程序多数在VBA编程中运行。但是,老师期末对学生进行测试时,批阅试卷成为了他们难题。一方面,OFFICE操作题适量较多,客观题较多,没有统一的衡量标准;另一方面这些操作题的试卷批阅时工作量比较大,教师批阅效率较低。本文将提出开发VBA的OFFICE操作题自动批阅技术的原因,并简单的论述现高校使用自动阅卷技术及其原理,最后对VBA的OFFICE操作题自动批阅进行简单编程。

  2. Training and certification program of the operating staff for a 90-day test of a regenerative life support system (United States)


    Prior to beginning a 90-day test of a regenerative life support system, a need was identified for a training and certification program to qualify an operating staff for conducting the test. The staff was responsible for operating and maintaining the test facility, monitoring and ensuring crew safety, and implementing procedures to ensure effective mission performance with good data collection and analysis. The training program was designed to ensure that each operating staff member was capable of performing his assigned function and was sufficiently cross-trained to serve at certain other positions on a contingency basis. Complicating the training program were budget and schedule limitations, and the high level of sophistication of test systems.

  3. Alertness Management In Flight Operations: A NASA Education and Training Module (United States)

    Rosekind, Mark R.; Lebacqz, Victor J.; Gander, Philippa H.; Co, Elizabeth L.; Weldon, Keri J.; Smith, Roy M.; Miller, Donna L.; Gregory, Kevin B.; Statler, Irving C. (Technical Monitor)


    Since 1980, the NASA Ames Fatigue Countermeasures Program has been conducting research on sleep, circadian rhythms, and fatigue in a variety of flight operations 1. An original goal of the program was to return the scientific and operational knowledge to the aviation industry. To meet this goal, the NASA Ames Fatigue Countermeasures Program has created an Education and Training Module entitled, "Strategies for Alertness Management in Flight Operations." The Module was designed to meet three objectives: 1) explain the current state of knowledge about the physiological mechanisms underlying fatigue, 2) demonstrate how this knowledge can be applied to improve flight crew sleep, performance, and alertness, and 3) offer countermeasure recommendations. The Module is composed of two components: 1) a 60-minute live presentation provided by a knowledgeable individual and 2) a NASA/FAA Technical Memorandum (TM) that contains the presentation materials and appendices with complementary information. The TM is provided to all individuals attending the live presentation. The Module content is divided into three parts: 1) basic information on sleep, sleepiness, circadian rhythms, fatigue, and how flight operations affect these physiological factors, 2) common misconceptions about sleep, sleepiness, and fatigue, and 3) alertness management strategies. The Module is intended for pilots, management personnel, schedulers, flight attendants, and the many other individuals involved in the aviation system.

  4. Effect of sucrose availability on wheel-running as an operant and as a reinforcing consequence on a multiple schedule: Additive effects of extrinsic and automatic reinforcement. (United States)

    Belke, Terry W; Pierce, W David


    As a follow up to Belke and Pierce's (2014) study, we assessed the effects of repeated presentation and removal of sucrose solution on the behavior of rats responding on a two-component multiple schedule. Rats completed 15 wheel turns (FR 15) for either 15% or 0% sucrose solution in the manipulated component and lever pressed 10 times on average (VR 10) for an opportunity to complete 15 wheel turns (FR 15) in the other component. In contrast to our earlier study, the components advanced based on time (every 8min) rather than completed responses. Results showed that in the manipulated component wheel-running rates were higher and the latency to initiate running longer when sucrose was present (15%) compared to absent (0% or water); the number of obtained outcomes (sucrose/water), however, did not differ with the presentation and withdrawal of sucrose. For the wheel-running as reinforcement component, rates of wheel turns, overall lever-pressing rates, and obtained wheel-running reinforcements were higher, and postreinforcement pauses shorter, when sucrose was present (15%) than absent (0%) in manipulated component. Overall, our findings suggest that wheel-running rate regardless of its function (operant or reinforcement) is maintained by automatically generated consequences (automatic reinforcement) and is increased as an operant by adding experimentally arranged sucrose reinforcement (extrinsic reinforcement). This additive effect on operant wheel-running generalizes through induction or arousal to the wheel-running as reinforcement component, increasing the rate of responding for opportunities to run and the rate of wheel-running per opportunity.

  5. Helios: a Multi-Purpose LIDAR Simulation Framework for Research, Planning and Training of Laser Scanning Operations with Airborne, Ground-Based Mobile and Stationary Platforms (United States)

    Bechtold, S.; Höfle, B.


    In many technical domains of modern society, there is a growing demand for fast, precise and automatic acquisition of digital 3D models of a wide variety of physical objects and environments. Laser scanning is a popular and widely used technology to cover this demand, but it is also expensive and complex to use to its full potential. However, there might exist scenarios where the operation of a real laser scanner could be replaced by a computer simulation, in order to save time and costs. This includes scenarios like teaching and training of laser scanning, development of new scanner hardware and scanning methods, or generation of artificial scan data sets to support the development of point cloud processing and analysis algorithms. To test the feasibility of this idea, we have developed a highly flexible laser scanning simulation framework named Heidelberg LiDAR Operations Simulator (HELIOS). HELIOS is implemented as a Java library and split up into a core component and multiple extension modules. Extensible Markup Language (XML) is used to define scanner, platform and scene models and to configure the behaviour of modules. Modules were developed and implemented for (1) loading of simulation assets and configuration (i.e. 3D scene models, scanner definitions, survey descriptions etc.), (2) playback of XML survey descriptions, (3) TLS survey planning (i.e. automatic computation of recommended scanning positions) and (4) interactive real-time 3D visualization of simulated surveys. As a proof of concept, we show the results of two experiments: First, a survey planning test in a scene that was specifically created to evaluate the quality of the survey planning algorithm. Second, a simulated TLS scan of a crop field in a precision farming scenario. The results show that HELIOS fulfills its design goals.

  6. Development and Operation of an Automatic Rotor Trim Control System for the UH-60 Individual Blade Control Wind Tunnel Test (United States)

    Theodore, Colin R.; Tischler, Mark B.


    An automatic rotor trim control system was developed and successfully used during a wind tunnel test of a full-scale UH-60 rotor system with Individual Blade Control (IBC) actuators. The trim control system allowed rotor trim to be set more quickly, precisely and repeatably than in previous wind tunnel tests. This control system also allowed the rotor trim state to be maintained during transients and drift in wind tunnel flow, and through changes in IBC actuation. The ability to maintain a consistent rotor trim state was key to quickly and accurately evaluating the effect of IBC on rotor performance, vibration, noise and loads. This paper presents details of the design and implementation of the trim control system including the rotor system hardware, trim control requirements, and trim control hardware and software implementation. Results are presented showing the effect of IBC on rotor trim and dynamic response, a validation of the rotor dynamic simulation used to calculate the initial control gains and tuning of the control system, and the overall performance of the trim control system during the wind tunnel test.

  7. The Development and Evaluation of Training Methods for Group 4 Personnel. II. Training Group 4 Personnel in the Operation of the Electronic Multimeter AN/PSM-4. (United States)

    Steadman, Joseph C.; And Others

    Part of continuing Navy research on training and utilizing Group 4 (low ability) personnel, this study investigated the feasibility of teaching such personnel a course in the operation of the AN/PSM-4 multimeter (an electronic measuring device), and evaluate the relative effectiveness of two different instructional methods. The course was given to…

  8. RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) personnel training guidance manual for owners or operators of hazardous-waste-management facilities. Draft report

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    The manual provides guidance to an audience consisting of owners or operators of hazardous waste-management facilities and also regulatory personnel responsible for facility permitting. Information is provided concerning general training strategies and program design, types of training, training modules pertinent to hazardous-waste management, suggested training module elements, and sources of information.

  9. Functionality and operation of fluoroscopic automatic brightness control/automatic dose rate control logic in modern cardiovascular and interventional angiography systems: a report of Task Group 125 Radiography/Fluoroscopy Subcommittee, Imaging Physics Committee, Science Council. (United States)

    Rauch, Phillip; Lin, Pei-Jan Paul; Balter, Stephen; Fukuda, Atsushi; Goode, Allen; Hartwell, Gary; LaFrance, Terry; Nickoloff, Edward; Shepard, Jeff; Strauss, Keith


    Task Group 125 (TG 125) was charged with investigating the functionality of fluoroscopic automatic dose rate and image quality control logic in modern angiographic systems, paying specific attention to the spectral shaping filters and variations in the selected radiologic imaging parameters. The task group was also charged with describing the operational aspects of the imaging equipment for the purpose of assisting the clinical medical physicist with clinical set-up and performance evaluation. Although there are clear distinctions between the fluoroscopic operation of an angiographic system and its acquisition modes (digital cine, digital angiography, digital subtraction angiography, etc.), the scope of this work was limited to the fluoroscopic operation of the systems studied. The use of spectral shaping filters in cardiovascular and interventional angiography equipment has been shown to reduce patient dose. If the imaging control algorithm were programmed to work in conjunction with the selected spectral filter, and if the generator parameters were optimized for the selected filter, then image quality could also be improved. Although assessment of image quality was not included as part of this report, it was recognized that for fluoroscopic imaging the parameters that influence radiation output, differential absorption, and patient dose are also the same parameters that influence image quality. Therefore, this report will utilize the terminology "automatic dose rate and image quality" (ADRIQ) when describing the control logic in modern interventional angiographic systems and, where relevant, will describe the influence of controlled parameters on the subsequent image quality. A total of 22 angiography units were investigated by the task group and of these one each was chosen as representative of the equipment manufactured by GE Healthcare, Philips Medical Systems, Shimadzu Medical USA, and Siemens Medical Systems. All equipment, for which measurement data were

  10. Operant generalization in quail neonates after intradimensional training: Distinguishing positive and negative reinforcement. (United States)

    Schneider, Susan M; Lickliter, Robert


    Operant generalization has been demonstrated in neonates only recently. To investigate the development of intradimensional stimulus control immediately after hatching, northern bobwhite chicks (Colinus virginianus) pecked for brief heat presentations while hearing a high-pitched sound repeated at two constant rates: an S+ tempo signaling a rich reinforcement schedule, alternating with an S- tempo signaling a leaner schedule. Tempo generalization was then assessed in extinction. The expected excitatory gradients were produced after a threshold number of training sessions; unexpectedly, below that threshold, gradients were inhibitory. The chicks' rapidly developing thermoregulatory capability may have resulted in a change from perceived negative reinforcement initially to positive reinforcement later. Given past research showing excitatory gradients after negative reinforcement, we suggest that these results demonstrate that all negative reinforcement is not equivalent, and, further, that classical conditioning effects require consideration.

  11. Special Operations Forces Language and Culture Needs Assessment: Cultural Awarenes and Knowledge Training (United States)


    placement of culture awareness and knowledge training. Specifically, suggestions described including culture training into the language training or pre ... KNOWLEDGE TRAINING 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER USZA22-02-D-0015 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT... knowledge , SOF, training effectiveness, needs assessment 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT 18. NUMBER OF PAGES 19a

  12. Autonomous Diagnostic Imaging Performed by Untrained Operators using Augmented Reality as a Form of "Just-in-Time" Training (United States)

    Martin, D. S.; Wang, L.; Laurie, S. S.; Lee, S. M. C.; Fleischer, A. C.; Gibson, C. R.; Stenger, M. B.


    We will address the Human Factors and Performance Team, "Risk of performance errors due to training deficiencies" by improving the JIT training materials for ultrasound and OCT imaging by providing advanced guidance in a detailed, timely, and user-friendly manner. Specifically, we will (1) develop an audio-visual tutorial using AR that guides non-experts through an abdominal trauma ultrasound protocol; (2) develop an audio-visual tutorial using AR to guide an untrained operator through the acquisition of OCT images; (3) evaluate the quality of abdominal ultrasound and OCT images acquired by untrained operators using AR guidance compared to images acquired using traditional JIT techniques (laptop-based training conducted before image acquisition); and (4) compare the time required to complete imaging studies using AR tutorials with images acquired using current JIT practices to identify areas for time efficiency improvements. Two groups of subjects will be recruited to participate in this study. Operator-subjects, without previous experience in ultrasound or OCT, will be asked to perform both procedures using either the JIT training with AR technology or the traditional JIT training via laptop. Images acquired by inexperienced operator-subjects will be scored by experts in that imaging modality for diagnostic and research quality; experts will be blinded to the form of JIT used to acquire the images. Operator-subjects also will be asked to submit feedback to improve the training modules used during the scans to improve future training modules. Scanned-subjects will be a small group individuals from whom all images will be acquired.

  13. [Automatization of microscopic blood smear analyses and quality control using reference virtual slides]. (United States)

    Medovyĭ, V S; Nikolaenko, D S; Parpara, A A; Piatnitskiĭ, A M; Sokolinskiĭ, B Z; Dem'ianov, V L; Zhurkina, T V; Pal'chunova, I B


    MEKOC microscopy complexes have a group of specialized automatic functions for medical analyses of biomaterials integrated with general virtual microscopy accessories. Such functions provide a way of making specialized reference virtual slides (RVS). The latter contain the results of virtual analysis or expert evidence of the automatic analysis results presented in the virtual slide. The use of RVS yields an open system with a step-by-step control of the quality of automatic operations. RVS as realistic preparation models are also used to train staff. The results of step-by-step trials of the MEKOC--2 are presented in the paper.

  14. Military Training and Education: an Opportunity for V4 Co-Operation

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    Milan ŠUPLATA


    Full Text Available The Visegrad Group needs success stories if its defence co-operation is to develop. The recent differences between Poland and the rest of the region, as well as the closing window of opportunity to improve interoperability through the ISAF mission, make the hunger for concrete examples of co-operation even more urgent. Education and training projects are not only comparatively easily to implement in terms of time and money, but also represent a way of bringing the region’s civilian and military leaders closer together in terms of strategic thinking. Regional defence collaboration is also one of the ways to materialize NATO’s Smart Defence agenda. For the whole region, the way to keep Visegrad defence cooperation alive is not straightforward and certain, but it is likely to prove rewarding in the long term. It presents not only a chance to keep the whole region better prepared militarily, but also to build a more cohesive strategic awareness, thanks to intensive communication at all levels.

  15. Fast digital transverse feedback system for bunch train operation in CESR

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    Rogers, J.T.; Billing, M.G.; Dobbins, J.A. [Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States). Lab. of Nuclear Studies] [and others


    We have developed a time domain transverse feedback system with the high bandwidth needed to control transverse instabilities when the CESR e{sup +}e{sup -} collider is filled with trains of closely spaced bunches. This system is based on parallel digital processors and a stripline driver. It is capable of acting on arbitrary patterns of bunches having a minimum spacing of 14 ns. Several simplifying features have been introduced. A single shorted stripline kicker driven by one power amplifier is used to control both counter-rotating beams. The desired feedback phase is achieved by sampling the bunch position at a single location on two independently selectable beam revolutions. The system adapts to changes in the betatron tune, bunch pattern, or desired damping rate through the loading of new parameters into the digital processors via the CESR control system. The feedback system also functions as a fast gated bunch current monitor. Both vertical and horizontal loops are now used in CESR operation. The measured betatron damping rates with the transverse feedback system in operation are in agreement with the analytical prediction and a computer simulation developed in connection with this work. (author)

  16. Realization and Operation of Automatic Voltage Control in Dongguan Power Grid%东莞电网自动电压控制的实现与运行

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    言宇; 冯林桥


    Taking Dongguan power grid for example, this paper introduced the necessity to construct an automatic voltage control (AVC) system and expounded the implement method, control strategy and safety precautions of AVC. After the closed loop was put into operation, the voltage eligibility rate was improved and the power grid loss was reduced, which verifies the effectiveness of AVC function, to make the reactive voltage management of power grid realize safe, stable, high-quality and economic operation.%以东莞电网为例,介绍了建设自动电压控制(AVC)系统的必要性,并阐述了AVC系统实现的方法、控制策略及安全保障措施。经闭环投运,提高了电压合格率,降低了网损,验证了AVC功能的有效性,使电网无功电压管理真正实现了安全、稳定、优质、经济运行。

  17. Investigation of the influence of image reconstruction filter and scan parameters on operation of automatic tube current modulation systems for different CT scanners. (United States)

    Sookpeng, Supawitoo; Martin, Colin J; Gentle, David J


    Variation in the user selected CT scanning parameters under automatic tube current modulation (ATCM) between hospitals has a substantial influence on the radiation doses and image quality for patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of changing image reconstruction filter and scan parameter settings on tube current, dose and image quality for various CT scanners operating under ATCM. The scan parameters varied were pitch factor, rotation time, collimator configuration, kVp, image thickness and image filter convolution (FC) used for reconstruction. The Toshiba scanner varies the tube current to achieve a set target noise. Changes in the FC setting and image thickness for the first reconstruction were the major factors affecting patient dose. A two-step change in FC from smoother to sharper filters doubles the dose, but is counterbalanced by an improvement in spatial resolution. In contrast, Philips and Siemens scanners maintained tube current values similar to those for a reference image and patient, and the tube current only varied slightly for changes in individual CT scan parameters. The selection of a sharp filter increased the image noise, while use of iDose iterative reconstruction reduced the noise. Since the principles used by CT manufacturers for ATCM vary, it is important that parameters which affect patient dose and image quality for each scanner are made clear to operator to aid in optimisation.

  18. Creating Visual Work Instructions to Ensure Safe and Fluent Operation of the Semi-automatic Production Lines (United States)

    Beluško, Matúš; Hegedüš, Matúš; Fedorko, Gabriel


    The process of robotics in the world, but also in Slovakia is constantly increasing, and although new types of robots are being developed, the human hand of those work stations cannot be removed completely. Despite the already developed and functioning collaborative robots that allow safe operations side by side with humans, it is necessary for a worker to known accurate, fast and safe procedure of his working activities. Visual work instructions (VWI) are made for this purpose. The worker must be able to quickly understand the principle of work procedure and get quick information about potential risks in very short time. Therefore, great regard for the content of VWI must be taken. At first glance, a simple visual work instructions enable not only to increase safety at the workplace, but also increase workers productivity.

  19. The effects of stress on nuclear power plant operational decision making and training approaches to reduce stress effects

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    Mumaw, R.J.


    Operational personnel may be exposed to significant levels of stress during unexpected changes in plant state an plant emergencies. The decision making that identifies operational actions, which is strongly determined by procedures, may be affected by stress, and performance may be impaired. ER report analyzes potential effects of stress in nuclear power plant (NPP) settings, especially in the context of severe accident management (SAM). First, potential sources of stress in the NPP setting are identified. This analysis is followed by a review of the ways in which stress is likely to affect performance, with an emphasis on performance of cognitive skills that are linked to operational decision making. Finally, potential training approaches for reducing or eliminating stress effects are identified. Several training approaches have the potential to eliminate or mitigate stress effects on cognitive skill performance. First, the use of simulated events for training can reduce the novelty and uncertainty that can lead to stress and performance impairments. Second, training to make cognitive processing more efficient and less reliant on attention and memory resources can offset the reductions in these resources that occur under stressful conditions. Third, training that targets crew communications skills can reduce the likelihood that communications will fail under stress.

  20. Manpower allocation in a cellular manufacturing system considering the impact of learning, training and combination of learning and training in operator skills

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    Full Text Available In this article, a manpower allocation and cell loading problem is studied, where demand is sto-chastic. The inter-cell and intra-cell movements are considered and attention is focused on as-signing operators with different skill levels to operations, because cell performance in addition to load cell is dependent on manpower. The purpose of this article is manpower allocation in cellu-lar manufacturing with consideration to learning and training policies. The manpower skill levels are determined in order to enhance production rate. The main contribution of this approach is the scenarios of training and learning in addition to the combination of training and learning being simulated. By using these three scenarios, the skill level of workers increase which reduces the processing time. In this regard cell layout is static where processing times and customer demand follow a normal distribution. As one of the significant costs of industrial unit is related to pro-duction cost, this study has attempted to reduce these costs by increasing the skill level of opera-tor which causes to reduce the processing time. Scenarios are evaluated by using a simulation method that finally attained results indicate this simulation provides better manpower assign-ments.

  1. An application of the MEMbrain training module: Pre-hospital rescue operation

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    Andersen, V.


    A system for training in pre-hospital emergency management is being developed and the first version of a prototype has been completed. The training system fulfils the demands from the domain of hospital emergency planning centres and medical attendants concerning increased efficiency of rescue...... efforts. This includes enhanced first aid on site and improved overall co-ordination amongst the organisations involved in coping with emergency situations. The training system is based on the Multi-User System for Training Emergency Response (MUSTER) concept which is used for the training module...... in the decision support system MEMbrain. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved....

  2. Instructor/Operator Station Design Handbook for Aircrew Training Devices. Final Technical Report for Period March 1982-December 1986. (United States)

    Warner, H. D.

    Human engineering guidelines for the design of instructor/operator stations (IOSs) for aircrew training devices are provided in this handbook. These guidelines specify the preferred configuration of IOS equipment across the range of the anticipated user sizes and performance capabilities. The guidelines are consolidated from various human…

  3. Virtual Airport Simulation Technology: Perceptions of Airport Operations Initial Training Program Variables and Effectiveness for Airside Professional Competence (United States)

    DeCarlo, Jeffrey


    Air travel is expected to grow by a factor of 2 to 3 times by 2025 and people working in the aviation system, including airport personnel, pilots, and air traffic controllers, must be able to safely and efficiently operate in this arena ("NextGen"). In response to the personnel training and education requirements concomitant with "NextGen,"…

  4. Operational Automatic Remote Sensing Image Understanding Systems: Beyond Geographic Object-Based and Object-Oriented Image Analysis (GEOBIA/GEOOIA. Part 1: Introduction

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    Andrea Baraldi


    Full Text Available According to existing literature and despite their commercial success, state-of-the-art two-stage non-iterative geographic object-based image analysis (GEOBIA systems and three-stage iterative geographic object-oriented image analysis (GEOOIA systems, where GEOOIA/GEOBIA, remain affected by a lack of productivity, general consensus and research. To outperform the degree of automation, accuracy, efficiency, robustness, scalability and timeliness of existing GEOBIA/GEOOIA systems in compliance with the Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation (QA4EO guidelines, this methodological work is split into two parts. The present first paper provides a multi-disciplinary Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT analysis of the GEOBIA/GEOOIA approaches that augments similar analyses proposed in recent years. In line with constraints stemming from human vision, this SWOT analysis promotes a shift of learning paradigm in the pre-attentive vision first stage of a remote sensing (RS image understanding system (RS-IUS, from sub-symbolic statistical model-based (inductive image segmentation to symbolic physical model-based (deductive image preliminary classification. Hence, a symbolic deductive pre-attentive vision first stage accomplishes image sub-symbolic segmentation and image symbolic pre-classification simultaneously. In the second part of this work a novel hybrid (combined deductive and inductive RS-IUS architecture featuring a symbolic deductive pre-attentive vision first stage is proposed and discussed in terms of: (a computational theory (system design; (b information/knowledge representation; (c algorithm design; and (d implementation. As proof-of-concept of symbolic physical model-based pre-attentive vision first stage, the spectral knowledge-based, operational, near real-time Satellite Image Automatic Mapper™ (SIAM™ is selected from existing literature. To the best of these authors’ knowledge, this is the first time a

  5. Towards operational near real-time flood detection using a split-based automatic thresholding procedure on high resolution TerraSAR-X data

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    S. Martinis


    Full Text Available In this paper, an automatic near-real time (NRT flood detection approach is presented, which combines histogram thresholding and segmentation based classification, specifically oriented to the analysis of single-polarized very high resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR satellite data. The challenge of SAR-based flood detection is addressed in a completely unsupervised way, which assumes no training data and therefore no prior information about the class statistics to be available concerning the area of investigation. This is usually the case in NRT-disaster management, where the collection of ground truth information is not feasible due to time-constraints. A simple thresholding algorithm can be used in the most of the cases to distinguish between "flood" and "non-flood" pixels in a high resolution SAR image to detect the largest part of an inundation area. Due to the fact that local gray-level changes may not be distinguished by global thresholding techniques in large satellite scenes the thresholding algorithm is integrated into a split-based approach for the derivation of a global threshold by the analysis and combination of the split inherent information. The derived global threshold is then integrated into a multi-scale segmentation step combining the advantages of small-, medium- and large-scale per parcel segmentation. Experimental investigations performed on a TerraSAR-X Stripmap scene from southwest England during large scale flooding in the summer 2007 show high classification accuracies of the proposed split-based approach in combination with image segmentation and optional integration of digital elevation models.

  6. Operative correction of judoists’ training loads on the base of on-line monitoring of heart beats rate

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    Liu Yong Qiang


    Full Text Available Purpose: ensure increase of effectiveness of training process’s control by means of operative correction of training loads of different qualification judo wrestlers’ heart beats rate indicators. Material: the research was conducted on the base of Brest SCJSOR № 1. Judo wrestlers of different sport qualification (age 17-19 years old, n=15 participated in the research. Monitoring of judo wrestlers’ heart beats rate was carried out with the help of system “Polar”. Results: we have found factorial structure of functional fitness in every profile of sportsmen. Model characteristics of judo wrestlers were supplemented with the most important sides of functional fitness. Analysis of indicators of restoration effectiveness indicators (REI in both groups of judo wrestlers showed high level of organism’s responsiveness to training load of special and power orientation in comparison with speed power load. We have worked out algorithm of operative correction of training loads by indicators of heart beats rate in training process, depending on orientation and intensity of loads’ physiological influence on judo wrestler. Conclusions: Telemetric on-line monitoring of sportsman’s heart beats rate and calculation of REI permit to objectively assess effectiveness of training’s construction and of micro-cycle in total and detect in due time the trend to development of over-loading and failure of adaptation.

  7. Operational Applications of Autogenic Feedback Training Exercise as a Treatment for Airsickness in the Military (United States)

    Gebreyesus, Fiyore; Cowings, Patricia S.; Toscano, William B.


    Airsickness is experienced by about 50% of military aviators some time in their career. Aviators who suffer from recurrent episodes of airsickness are typically referred to the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) at Pensacola where they undergo extensive evaluation and 8 weeks of training in the Self-Paced Airsickness Desensitization (SPAD) program. Researchers at NASA Ames have developed an alternative mitigation training program, Autogenic Feedback Training Exercise (AFTE) that has demonstrated an 80% success rate for improving motion sickness tolerance.

  8. Operator's Manual, Boiler Room Operations and Maintenance. Supplement A, Air Pollution Training Institute Self-Instructional Course SI-466. (United States)

    Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Training Inst.

    This Operator's Manual is a supplement to a self-instructional course prepared for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This publication is the Boiler Room Handbook for operating and maintaining the boiler and the boiler room. As the student completes this handbook, he is putting together a manual for running his own boiler. The…




  10. Electronic amplifiers for automatic compensators

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    Polonnikov, D Ye


    Electronic Amplifiers for Automatic Compensators presents the design and operation of electronic amplifiers for use in automatic control and measuring systems. This book is composed of eight chapters that consider the problems of constructing input and output circuits of amplifiers, suppression of interference and ensuring high sensitivity.This work begins with a survey of the operating principles of electronic amplifiers in automatic compensator systems. The succeeding chapters deal with circuit selection and the calculation and determination of the principal characteristics of amplifiers, as

  11. Military leadership with an operational effect in asymmetric operations - A new military leadership training concept in a new world

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    Barfod, Jakob Rømer


    . As tactics, doctrines, technologies and procedures had to be developed and changed, there was also a need for developing the approach to leadership. Suddenly the challenges in the operations were not only IEDs, ambushes, shootings and deprivation of families, but also leadership challenges in military staffs...... and units, which in many cases acted and commanded based on a mindset of linear and symmetric warfare with great emphasis on analysis of primarily cause and effect. On that basis, the Danish Defence around mid-2000 developed a new operational leadership concept with a changed and different leadership focus......, which should help deploying units at battalion level to counter the increased complexity of leadership in asymmetric operations. Much attention is in this concept given to the preparation of teams performing these missions. The teams consist of leaders and personnel from very different organizational...

  12. Establishment of an operating room committee and a training program to improve aseptic techniques for rodent and large animal surgery. (United States)

    Héon, Hélène; Rousseau, Nathalie; Montgomery, Jane; Beauregard, Gilles; Choiniére, Manon


    Investigators of our research facility generally accept the concept of asepsis as an important component of adequate surgical care for animals. However, they experience difficulties putting it into practice, especially in the case of rodents. The reasons for this are inconvenience, cost, and lack of training. To better assist investigators in the implementation of aseptic surgical techniques in their laboratories, we have created an Operating Room (OR) Committee modeled after OR committees found in human hospitals. A reconstructive surgeon, a veterinarian, a research scientist, a nurse involved in the training of OR personnel, interns, graduate students, and an animal health technician were chosen as committee members in light of their OR and animal care expertise. The first task of the OR Committee was to establish institutional guidelines for aseptic surgery, taking into account the costs imposed on research budgets by these procedures. The OR Committee also supports a complete training program in aseptic surgery techniques, which consists of lectures, a training manual, videos, and a practical course. Furthermore, when experimental procedures require specialized equipment, the OR Committee collaborates with researchers to develop strategies to achieve asepsis. This OR Committee and the training program proved to be important tools to promote and improve the quality of animal care during surgery.

  13. Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance. A Field Study Training Program. Second Edition. (United States)

    Kerri, Kenneth D.; And Others

    Proper installation, inspection, operation, maintenance, repair and management of water distribution systems have a significant impact on the operation and maintenance cost and effectiveness of the systems. The objective of this manual is to provide water distribution system operators with the knowledge and skills required to operate and maintain…

  14. Small Water System Operations and Maintenance. A Field Study Training Program. Second Edition. (United States)

    Kerri, Kenneth D.; And Others

    Proper installation, inspection, operation, maintenance, repair and management of small water systems have a significant impact on the operation and maintenance cost and effectiveness of the systems. The objective of this manual is to provide small water system operators with the knowledge and skills required to operate and maintain these systems…

  15. Analyzing AQP Data to Improve Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Operations and Training (United States)

    Seamster, Thomas L.; Kanki, Barbara


    Key points include: Initiate data collection and analysis early in the implementation process. Use data to identify procedural and training refinements. Use a de-identified system to analyze longitudinal data. Use longitudinal I/E data to improve their standardization. Identify above average pilots and crews and use their performance to specify best practices. Analyze below average crew performance data to isolate problems with the training, evaluator standardization and pilot proficiency.

  16. Optimizing selection of training and auxiliary data for operational land cover classification for the LCMAP initiative (United States)

    Zhu, Zhe; Gallant, Alisa L.; Woodcock, Curtis E.; Pengra, Bruce; Olofsson, Pontus; Loveland, Thomas R.; Jin, Suming; Dahal, Devendra; Yang, Limin; Auch, Roger F.


    The U.S. Geological Survey's Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative is a new end-to-end capability to continuously track and characterize changes in land cover, use, and condition to better support research and applications relevant to resource management and environmental change. Among the LCMAP product suite are annual land cover maps that will be available to the public. This paper describes an approach to optimize the selection of training and auxiliary data for deriving the thematic land cover maps based on all available clear observations from Landsats 4-8. Training data were selected from map products of the U.S. Geological Survey's Land Cover Trends project. The Random Forest classifier was applied for different classification scenarios based on the Continuous Change Detection and Classification (CCDC) algorithm. We found that extracting training data proportionally to the occurrence of land cover classes was superior to an equal distribution of training data per class, and suggest using a total of 20,000 training pixels to classify an area about the size of a Landsat scene. The problem of unbalanced training data was alleviated by extracting a minimum of 600 training pixels and a maximum of 8000 training pixels per class. We additionally explored removing outliers contained within the training data based on their spectral and spatial criteria, but observed no significant improvement in classification results. We also tested the importance of different types of auxiliary data that were available for the conterminous United States, including: (a) five variables used by the National Land Cover Database, (b) three variables from the cloud screening "Function of mask" (Fmask) statistics, and (c) two variables from the change detection results of CCDC. We found that auxiliary variables such as a Digital Elevation Model and its derivatives (aspect, position index, and slope), potential wetland index, water probability, snow

  17. Development of two portable patternators to improve drift control and operator training in the operation of vineyard sprayers

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    E. Gil


    Full Text Available Spray drift can be defined as the quantity of plant protection product that is carried out of the sprayed area by the action of air currents during the application process. Efficacy of pesticide applications in orchards and vineyards is highly dependent on matching the canopy characteristics with the liquid distribution on a vertical plane, this being influenced by the type of sprayer, the nozzle orientation and air outlet adjustment. Two simple vertical patternators were designed and developed with the express purpose to be used in field conditions for the adjustment of vineyard canopy sprayers. Three different orchard sprayers were selected for comparative field trials of two new patternators with an already commercially available portable vertical patternator designed at University of Turin (Italy. The objective was to evaluate their efficiency in terms of spray recovery, symmetry and repeatability. Results show the ability of the two prototypes to measure the vertical distribution of liquid, as well as the important similarities between the liquid distribution profiles obtained with both patternators in comparison to the reference one. Trials conducted with the three different orchard sprayers show the suitability of this kind of tool, not only for research purposes but also for training activities and as part of the sprayer calibration process. Important benefits from both an economic and a sustainable point of view can be obtained regarding adequate liquid distribution according to the crop characteristics, this being especially interesting in field conditions.

  18. Automatic Reading

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    <正>Reading is the key to school success and,like any skill,it takes practice.A child learns to walk by practising until he no longer has to think about how to put one foot in front of the other.The great athlete practises until he can play quickly,accurately and without thinking.Ed- ucators call it automaticity.

  19. Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators. Water and Wastewater Training Program. (United States)

    South Dakota Dept. of Environmental Protection, Pierre.

    This booklet is intended to aid the prospective waste treatment plant operator or drinking water plant operator in learning to solve mathematical problems, which is necessary for Class I certification. It deals with the basic mathematics which a Class I operator may require in accomplishing day-to-day tasks. The book also progresses into problems…

  20. Urban Short Range Interaction: An LVC Solution for Urban Operation Training

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    Muller, T; Krijnen, R.; Visschedijk, G.C.


    Urban Operations are an increasingly important part of military operations, both nationally and during expeditions. The complexity of the urban environment makes these operations difficult, and a key aspect of this complexity is the presence of local population. The individual soldier needs to const

  1. 49 CFR 236.505 - Proper operative relation between parts along roadway and parts on locomotive. (United States)


    ... roadway and parts on locomotive. 236.505 Section 236.505 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to... SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Standards § 236.505 Proper operative relation between parts along roadway and parts on locomotive....

  2. Feasibility and acceptability of couple counselling and pelvic floor muscle training after operation for prostate cancer

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    Karlsen, Randi V; E Bidstrup, Pernille; Hvarness, Helle


    BACKGROUND: Radical prostatectomy is often followed by long-lasting erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence, with adverse effects on the quality of life and intimate relationship of patients and partners. We developed the ProCan intervention to ameliorate sexual and urological dysfunction......Can intervention, which consists of up to six couple counselling sessions, group instruction in pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT), up to three individual PFMT sessions and a DVD home training program. We examined its feasibility on the basis of the recruitment rate, adherence to and acceptability...

  3. 试论空气自动监测系统的社会化运营监管%Discuss the Social Operation Regulation of Air Automatic Monitoring System

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    本文针对我国现有的空气质量自动监测系统的运行,结合我国空气质量现状,具有针对性的整理出了关于空气自动监测系统能够保质保量完成的先进经验。本文系统的解释了空气自动监测系统,也希望能够借此来推动空气自动监测系统的进一步发展。%In this article, the author aims at the operation of the existing air quality automatic monitoring system in China, combines with the present situation of Chinese air quality to sort out the advanced experience of completing the air autom-atic monitoring system with good quality. This article system explains the air automatic monitoring system, and also hopes to be able to use to promote the further development of air aut-omatic monitoring system.

  4. Image simulation for automatic license plate recognition (United States)

    Bala, Raja; Zhao, Yonghui; Burry, Aaron; Kozitsky, Vladimir; Fillion, Claude; Saunders, Craig; Rodríguez-Serrano, José


    Automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) is an important capability for traffic surveillance applications, including toll monitoring and detection of different types of traffic violations. ALPR is a multi-stage process comprising plate localization, character segmentation, optical character recognition (OCR), and identification of originating jurisdiction (i.e. state or province). Training of an ALPR system for a new jurisdiction typically involves gathering vast amounts of license plate images and associated ground truth data, followed by iterative tuning and optimization of the ALPR algorithms. The substantial time and effort required to train and optimize the ALPR system can result in excessive operational cost and overhead. In this paper we propose a framework to create an artificial set of license plate images for accelerated training and optimization of ALPR algorithms. The framework comprises two steps: the synthesis of license plate images according to the design and layout for a jurisdiction of interest; and the modeling of imaging transformations and distortions typically encountered in the image capture process. Distortion parameters are estimated by measurements of real plate images. The simulation methodology is successfully demonstrated for training of OCR.

  5. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Mitsubishi MU-2B Series Special Training, Experience, and Operating Requirements (United States)


    .... You may inspect a copy at U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Management Facility, Room W 12-140... checklists, procedures, and techniques found within this training program. The FAA's Mitsubishi MU-2B SFAR... classroom environment with the aid of a qualified instructor who meets the requirements of this SFAR....

  6. 49 CFR 236.1047 - Training specific to locomotive engineers and other operating personnel. (United States)


    ...) Familiarization with train control equipment onboard the locomotive and the functioning of that equipment as part of the system and in relation to other onboard systems under that person's control; (2) Any actions required of the onboard personnel to enable, or enter data to, the system, such as consist data, and...

  7. 49 CFR 236.927 - Training specific to locomotive engineers and other operating personnel. (United States)


    ... following elements must be addressed: (1) Familiarization with train control equipment onboard the locomotive and the functioning of that equipment as part of the system and in relation to other onboard systems under that person's control; (2) Any actions required of the onboard personnel to enable, or...

  8. Training situational awareness to reduce surgical errors in the operating room

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    Graafland, M.; Schraagen, J.M.C.; Boermeester, M.A.; Bemelman, W.A.; Schijven, M.P.


    Background: Surgical errors result from faulty decision-making, misperceptions and the application of suboptimal problem-solving strategies, just as often as they result from technical failure. To date, surgical training curricula have focused mainly on the acquisition of technical skills. The aim o

  9. Automatic basal slice detection for cardiac analysis (United States)

    Paknezhad, Mahsa; Marchesseau, Stephanie; Brown, Michael S.


    Identification of the basal slice in cardiac imaging is a key step to measuring the ejection fraction (EF) of the left ventricle (LV). Despite research on cardiac segmentation, basal slice identification is routinely performed manually. Manual identification, however, has been shown to have high inter-observer variability, with a variation of the EF by up to 8%. Therefore, an automatic way of identifying the basal slice is still required. Prior published methods operate by automatically tracking the mitral valve points from the long-axis view of the LV. These approaches assumed that the basal slice is the first short-axis slice below the mitral valve. However, guidelines published in 2013 by the society for cardiovascular magnetic resonance indicate that the basal slice is the uppermost short-axis slice with more than 50% myocardium surrounding the blood cavity. Consequently, these existing methods are at times identifying the incorrect short-axis slice. Correct identification of the basal slice under these guidelines is challenging due to the poor image quality and blood movement during image acquisition. This paper proposes an automatic tool that focuses on the two-chamber slice to find the basal slice. To this end, an active shape model is trained to automatically segment the two-chamber view for 51 samples using the leave-one-out strategy. The basal slice was detected using temporal binary profiles created for each short-axis slice from the segmented two-chamber slice. From the 51 successfully tested samples, 92% and 84% of detection results were accurate at the end-systolic and the end-diastolic phases of the cardiac cycle, respectively.

  10. Error Rates in Users of Automatic Face Recognition Software. (United States)

    White, David; Dunn, James D; Schmid, Alexandra C; Kemp, Richard I


    In recent years, wide deployment of automatic face recognition systems has been accompanied by substantial gains in algorithm performance. However, benchmarking tests designed to evaluate these systems do not account for the errors of human operators, who are often an integral part of face recognition solutions in forensic and security settings. This causes a mismatch between evaluation tests and operational accuracy. We address this by measuring user performance in a face recognition system used to screen passport applications for identity fraud. Experiment 1 measured target detection accuracy in algorithm-generated 'candidate lists' selected from a large database of passport images. Accuracy was notably poorer than in previous studies of unfamiliar face matching: participants made over 50% errors for adult target faces, and over 60% when matching images of children. Experiment 2 then compared performance of student participants to trained passport officers-who use the system in their daily work-and found equivalent performance in these groups. Encouragingly, a group of highly trained and experienced "facial examiners" outperformed these groups by 20 percentage points. We conclude that human performance curtails accuracy of face recognition systems-potentially reducing benchmark estimates by 50% in operational settings. Mere practise does not attenuate these limits, but superior performance of trained examiners suggests that recruitment and selection of human operators, in combination with effective training and mentorship, can improve the operational accuracy of face recognition systems.

  11. Long-term meditation training induced changes in the operational synchrony of default mode network modules during a resting state. (United States)

    Fingelkurts, Andrew A; Fingelkurts, Alexander A; Kallio-Tamminen, Tarja


    Using theoretical analysis of self-consciousness concept and experimental evidence on the brain default mode network (DMN) that constitutes the neural signature of self-referential processes, we hypothesized that the anterior and posterior subnets comprising the DMN should show differences in their integrity as a function of meditation training. Functional connectivity within DMN and its subnets (measured by operational synchrony) has been measured in ten novice meditators using an electroencephalogram (EEG) recording in a pre-/post-meditation intervention design. We have found that while the whole DMN was clearly suppressed, different subnets of DMN responded differently after 4 months of meditation training: The strength of EEG operational synchrony in the right and left posterior modules of the DMN decreased in resting post-meditation condition compared to a pre-meditation condition, whereas the frontal DMN module on the contrary exhibited an increase in the strength of EEG operational synchrony. These findings combined with published data on functional-anatomic heterogeneity within the DMN and on trait subjective experiences commonly found following meditation allow us to propose that the first-person perspective and the sense of agency (the witnessing observer) are presented by the frontal DMN module, while the posterior modules of the DMN are generally responsible for the experience of the continuity of 'I' as embodied and localized within bodily space. Significance of these findings is discussed.

  12. Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Field Study Training Program. Volume II. Second Edition. (United States)

    California State Univ., Sacramento. Dept. of Civil Engineering.

    This manual was prepared by experienced wastewater collection system workers to provide a home study course to develop new qualified workers and expand the abilities of existing workers. This volume emphasizes material needed by intermediate-level operators and stresses the operation and maintenance of conventional treatment plants. This volume…

  13. Introduction to Chemistry for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators. Water and Wastewater Training Program. (United States)

    South Dakota Dept. of Environmental Protection, Pierre.

    Presented are basic concepts of chemistry necessary for operators who manage drinking water treatment plants and wastewater facilities. It includes discussions of chemical terms and concepts, laboratory procedures for basic analyses of interest to operators, and discussions of appropriate chemical calculations. Exercises are included and answer…

  14. Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Field Study Training Program. Volume I. Second Edition. (United States)

    California State Univ., Sacramento. Dept. of Civil Engineering.

    This manual was prepared by experienced wastewater collection system workers to provide a home study course to develop new qualified workers and expand the abilities of existing workers. This volume is directed primarily towards entry-level operators and the operators of ponds, package plants, or small treatment plants. Ten chapters examine the…

  15. Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems. Volume I. Third Edition. A Field Study Training Program. (United States)

    California State Univ., Sacramento. Dept. of Civil Engineering.

    Proper installations, inspections, operations, maintenance and repairs of wastewater collection, conveyance and treatment facilities have a significant impact on the operation and maintenance costs, and the effectiveness of these facilities. This manual is the first volume of a two-part program designed to provide wastewater collection system…


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    Riitta LISKI


    Full Text Available The Educational Association Citizens´ Forum SKAF ry is an educational institution for non-formal education. The Citizens’ Forum has been an active Second Life participant since 2007, researching its potential and challenges in educational use and non-governmental organisation activities. The first training sessions were organised in 2008 on a block of land rented from EduFinland I island. Later, ownership was acquired of the Suomi ry (Finland ry island, which was customised to serve Finnish organisations and non-governmental organisations (further NGO. The citizens’ Forum’s training courses have covered training in Second Life and the organisation of cooperative meetings and various other events in Second Life. The overall length of training sessions has been one month. Each course has consisted of 3-5. 1.5 hour meetings in Second Life and interim tasks completed either individually or in small groups. In addition to Second Life, Moodle, an online learning environment, has been employed in which tasks, experiences and feedback have been gathered and which has also contained written summaries of what was learned during the Second Life meetings. The Second Life environment has also been regularly utilised in Citizens’ Forum staff and various other work group work related meetings.Funding and ventures 2008: Ministry of Education special funding, Initiation of Second Life courses and construction of environment 2009-2010: ESF programme Open Learning Environments-AVO venture, development and implementation of Second Life educational programmes.This article is based on practical experiences gained from Ø suitability of cooperative educational processes for Second LifeØ constructing a Second Life environment for educational useØ suitability of Second Life technology and tools for education and team workØ practical methods related to educational situations .

  17. Preparing for the Proven Inevitable: An Urban Operations Training Strategy for America’s Joint Force (United States)


    windows, and inter- nal rooms. Many have additional supporting elements of infrastruc- ture such as rail lines, streetlights , and signage. Official...minimal. State prisoners convicted of nonviolent crimes provide labor in support of both these activities at Muscatatuck, so post-training repairs entail...A fully equipped medical clinic with ambulance; • An airstrip (~5,000 ft); • Wide streets with streetlights ; • Three water wells; • An elevated

  18. Operational Test and Evaluation Handbook for Aircrew Training Devices. Volume I. Planning and Management. (United States)


    COMMAND BROOKS AIR FORCE BASE,TEXAS 78235 ’~. F, NO TIC E Whlen Governiment drawings. specifications. or otlher data are used for any purpose othter validate the airborne effectiveness of those techniques and procedures which were learned in ATDs. Need for Quality ATD Evaluation Data The...intended training enviro .,’nt. The identification of defi- ciencies and verificati , o-T correction of previously iden- tified deficiencies is also an

  19. Changing the Army’s Weapon Training Strategies to Meet Operational Requirements More Efficiently and Effectively (United States)


    Guard ARRM Army Range Requirements Model ASCC Army Service Component Command ASI Additional Skill Identifier ATLD Army Training and Leader Development...Corporation, MG-538-A, 2007. 3 The terms virtual and simulator overlap somewhat. The DoD Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Glossary, March 2010, defines...for live-fire qualification.8 The LMTS uses a laser transmitter on the individual soldier’s issued weapon to engage a reflective target. A scor - ing

  20. Cross-Cultural Competency in the General Purpose Force: Training Strategies and Implications for Future Operations (United States)


    bagging. It turned out that Germans didn’t want strangers handling their groceries. And when clerks followed orders to smile at shoppers , male...located on a ‘Navy Knowledge Online – NKO’ web-site that is inaccessible to non-Navy Common Access Card holders.80 This site is predominantly focused...that is intended to improve Navy language training through “… online social networking, interactive role-play, competitive gaming and speech

  1. Implications of Using Computer-Based Training on System Readiness and Operating & Support Costs (United States)


    Policy - 8 - Naval Postgraduate School Program Executive Office Integrated warfare System 5 ( PEO IWS5) provided a list of ships equipped with the AN/SQQ...on board both before and after implementation of CBT were considered. The initial list provided by PEO IWS5 included all ships of the CG-47, DD-963...Ownership Cost (TOC) Guidebook. Dhanjal, R., & Calis, G. (1999). Computer Based Training in the Steel Industry. Steel Times Vol. 227 No. 4, 130-131

  2. The Contemporary Operational Environment and its Effect on the Norwegian Army’s Training (United States)


    resources, crime, overpopulation , tribalism, and disease among the have not’s and hopeless people in the world. Thus, the main strategic danger today is...significant at the tactical level of conflict. However, the growing world population, increasing urbanization , and increasing number of people...significantly to training requirements for the Norwegian Army. Infrastructure, or the lack of such, in 45 addition to increasing urbanization , will put

  3. Computer modeling and simulators as part of university training for NPP operating personnel (United States)

    Volman, M.


    This paper considers aspects of a program for training future nuclear power plant personnel developed by the NPP Department of Ivanovo State Power Engineering University. Computer modeling is used for numerical experiments on the kinetics of nuclear reactors in Mathcad. Simulation modeling is carried out on the computer and full-scale simulator of water-cooled power reactor for the simulation of neutron-physical reactor measurements and the start-up - shutdown process.

  4. Man-system interface based on automatic speech recognition: integration to a virtual control desk

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    Jorge, Carlos Alexandre F.; Mol, Antonio Carlos A.; Pereira, Claudio M.N.A.; Aghina, Mauricio Alves C., E-mail:, E-mail:, E-mail:, E-mail: [Instituto de Engenharia Nuclear (IEN/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Nomiya, Diogo V., E-mail: [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil)


    This work reports the implementation of a man-system interface based on automatic speech recognition, and its integration to a virtual nuclear power plant control desk. The later is aimed to reproduce a real control desk using virtual reality technology, for operator training and ergonomic evaluation purpose. An automatic speech recognition system was developed to serve as a new interface with users, substituting computer keyboard and mouse. They can operate this virtual control desk in front of a computer monitor or a projection screen through spoken commands. The automatic speech recognition interface developed is based on a well-known signal processing technique named cepstral analysis, and on artificial neural networks. The speech recognition interface is described, along with its integration with the virtual control desk, and results are presented. (author)

  5. Supervised Mineral Classification with Semi-automatic Training and Validation Set Generation in Scanning Electron Microscope Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy Images of Thin Sections

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    Flesche, Harald; Nielsen, Allan Aasbjerg; Larsen, Rasmus


    This paper addresses the problem of classifying minerals common in siliciclastic and carbonate rocks. Twelve chemical elements are mapped from thin sections by energy dispersive spectroscopy in a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Extensions to traditional multivariate statistical methods...... are applied to perform the classification. First, training and validation sets are grown from one or a few seed points by a method that ensures spatial and spectral closeness of observations. Spectral closeness is obtained by excluding observations that have high Mahalanobis distances to the training class...

  6. Academic Training Lecture | LHC Operation: Past and Future by Mike Lamont | 10-12 September

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    After a successful first running period, LHC is now well into a two year shutdown for extensive consolidation. A pedagogical overview of the machine, its operating principles, its systems and underlying accelerator physics is presented. Performance past and future is discussed.   These lectures will be presented in three parts: LHC Operation: Past and Future (1/3): Tuesday 10 September 2013 from 11:00 to 12:00 at CERN (222-R-001 - Filtration Plant) LHC Operation: Past and Future (2/3): Wednesday 11 September from 11:00 to 12:00 at CERN (222-R-001 - Filtration Plant) LHC Operation: Past and Future (3/3): Thursday 12 September from 11:00 to 12:00 at CERN (222-R-001 - Filtration Plant) Click here to view the event details on Indico.

  7. A training simulator ensures the competence of operating and maintenance staff

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    Kaivola, R.; Tamminen, L. [ed.


    IVO Generation Services Ltd (IGS) has overall responsibility made on the basis of long-term contracts for the operation and maintenance of the customers` power plants. Partnership is the key concept, and customers are thus able to concentrate on their own specific business activities. Research and development projects are primarily aimed at cutting the customer`s power generation costs and at increasing the efficiency of operation and maintenance

  8. 护生护理操作技能的培养%Nursing Operation Skills Training of Nursing Students

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    崔德花; 王所荣


    The nursing operation skills of nursing students is directly related to the safety of the patient, family and community, and is the key to nursing students performing the care work after graduation. The author strengthened the training of nursing operation skills of nursing students in practice teaching, which had achieve better results.%护生护理操作技能的优劣直接关系到患者、家庭、社会的安危,是护生毕业后走上护理工作岗位能否胜任工作的关键,笔者在实践教学中加强护生操作技能的培养,取得较好效果。

  9. The adequacy of hepatopancreatobiliary training: How does operative exposure and perceived readiness in fellowship translate into subsequent practice? (United States)

    Aubin, Jean-Michel; Bressan, Alexsander K.; Edwards, Janet P.; Grondin, Sean C.; Dixon, Elijah; Minter, Rebecca M.; Jeyarajah, D. Rohan; Hansen, Paul; Cooper, Amanda B.; Ball, Chad G.


    Summary Over the last 3 decades, expansion in the scope and complexity of hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery has resulted in significant improvements in postoperative outcomes. As a result, the importance of dedicated fellowship training for HPB surgery is now well established, and the definition of formal program requirements has been actively pursued by a collaboration of the 3 distinct accrediting bodies within North America. Although major advances have been made in defining minimum case volume requirements, qualitative assessment of the operative experience remains challenging. Our research collaborative (HPB Manpower and Education Study Group) has previously explored the perceived case volume adequacy of core HPB procedures within fellowship programs. We conducted a 1-year follow-up survey targeting the same cohort to investigate the association between operative case volumes and comfort performing HPB procedures within initial independent practice. PMID:28234214

  10. Automatic Ultrasound Scanning

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    Moshavegh, Ramin

    Medical ultrasound has been a widely used imaging modality in healthcare platforms for examination, diagnostic purposes, and for real-time guidance during surgery. However, despite the recent advances, medical ultrasound remains the most operator-dependent imaging modality, as it heavily relies...... on the user adjustments on the scanner interface to optimize the scan settings. This explains the huge interest in the subject of this PhD project entitled “AUTOMATIC ULTRASOUND SCANNING”. The key goals of the project have been to develop automated techniques to minimize the unnecessary settings...... on the scanners, and to improve the computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) in ultrasound by introducing new quantitative measures. Thus, four major issues concerning automation of the medical ultrasound are addressed in this PhD project. They touch upon gain adjustments in ultrasound, automatic synthetic aperture image...

  11. 基于时间温度积分器将手工烹饪转变为自动烹饪的方法%Method to convert manual cuisine into automatic operations based on time-temperature integrators

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    Promoting the modernization, standardization and automation of Chinese cuisine is the main target of cuisine research. There have already been hundreds of patents involving automatic cuisine in China, however, problems have emerged. For example, how to control cuisine processing according to a reasonable principle or, in other words, how to convert manual cuisine arts to automatic operations with controlling program. There is not an efficient method to program cuisine processing at present. The author did, however, try to find a solution to this problem. First, all parameters of heat transfer and kinetic mathematical modeling were established which describe the influence of operations on culinary qualities, and were listed in their totality. After a comprehensive study, it was found that stirring is the only parameter of culinary operation processes which is not directly programmable in automatic cuisine,. Thus, stirring parameters of automatic cuisine should be assumed to be a certain value, and other easily available and reliable parameters would be collected from the object of manual cuisine, so that the cuisine programs could be combined and integrated. Then, the integrated automatic cuisine programs would be executed on automatic cuisine equipment, and the dish would be produced. The indicators representing heating degree in manual and automatic cuisine dishes, such as chemical, physical, biological, and sensory index, would be measured and compared. If the indicator parameters in automatic cuisine were not the same as that in manual cuisine, we would merely regulate the stirring parameters in order to make both closed, and repeat above steps until both were identical;thus, all parameters of automatic cuisine which have the same effect as manual cuisine would be acquired. The parameters obtained by the above method would finally be programmed, so both dishes, object manual cuisine and automatic cuisine, would have the same culinary quality. The above method is

  12. Small Scale Irrigation Systems: A Training Manual. Planning--Construction--Operation and Maintenance of Small Scale Irrigation Systems. A Two-Week In-Service Training Program for Peace Corps Volunteers. Training for Development. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Training Manual No. T-13. (United States)

    Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc., Manhattan, KS.

    This manual provides materials for a two-week inservice training program for Peace Corps volunteers on the planning, construction, and operation and maintenance of small-scale irrigation systems. The workshop is designed to be given by two experienced professionals: one with practical knowledge of irrigation system design, operation, and…

  13. Automatic ticket gate EG-2000; Shingata jido kaisatsuki EG-2000

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    A new type automatic ticket gate was developed with a concept of 'more benign to people'. An illegal train ride is prevented, without impairing convenience of passengers, by enabling plural tickets up to three to be thrown in together; the machine also makes it possible to pay for an extra ridden distance with the combined use of a stored fare card and a train ticket. The gate benign to people was realized also through a soft door operation, information display by color liquid crystal and pictogram, enlarged passage width, etc. In addition, improvement in data processing performance is contrived in view of the introduction of a radio IC card in the future; the gate is supposed to play the central role in the rapid cashless trend of the operating system of a station. (translated by NEDO)

  14. Reliability and effectiveness of clickthrough data for automatic image annotation

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    Tsikrika, T.; Diou, C.; De Vries, A.P.; Delopoulos, A.


    Automatic image annotation using supervised learning is performed by concept classifiers trained on labelled example images. This work proposes the use of clickthrough data collected from search logs as a source for the automatic generation of concept training data, thus avoiding the expensive manua

  15. Effect appraisal of human-centered nursing technical operation training%以人为本护理技术操作培训的效果评价

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    李春霞; 方文; 谢春雷


    目的 探讨以人为本护理技术操作培训的效果.方法 对全院护理人员进行以人为本护理技术操作技能培训.于训练前后对护理人员操作进行考核,比较护理操作培训效果.结果 训练后护理人员的操作成绩明显高于训练前,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01);患者埘护理人员操作的满意度也明显提高,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 以人为本护理技术操作培训有利于提高护理人员服务技能及护患关系的融洽.%Objective To discuss the effect of human-centered nursing technical operation training.Methods All of the the nursing staffs in the hospital were trained using user-friendly nursing technical operation training program,and the evaluation of the work of nursing staffs was conducted before,and after the training,and the effect of training was explored by a comparison of the nursing operation.Results After the training,the operation performance of nursing staffs is better than that before the training obviously.There was a statistically significant difference(P < 0.01). Patients are more satisfactory with the nursing staffs' operation than before obviously.There was a statistically significant difference(P <0.05).Conclusions User-friendly nursing technical operation training is benificial to improving the nursing staffs' skills and enhancing the harmony,of relations between nursers and patients.

  16. Evaluation and Training of Yes-No Responding across Verbal Operants (United States)

    Shillingsburg, M. Alice; Kelley, Michael E.; Roane, Henry S.; Kisamore, April; Brown, Melissa R.


    Topographically similar verbal responses may be functionally independent forms of operant behavior. For example, saying yes or no may have different functions based on the environmental conditions in effect. The present study extends previous research on both the assessment and acquisition of yes and no responses across contexts in children with…

  17. An Approach and Framework to Synchronize Joint Exercises and Training with Military Operations (United States)


    Ibid. 6 Ibid. 32 Kosovo, Honduras , the Caribbean and Central America, the Trans Sahara region...Operation Joint Guardian.8 Joint Task Force (JTF) Bravo originated in the Republic of Honduras and currently supports United States interests throughout...expands due to climate change, America’s relationship with Russia and Canada will become increasingly important. The rebalance of forces to the Asia

  18. Special Operations Forces Language and Culture Needs Assessment Project: Training Emphasis: Language and Culture (United States)


    AUDIENCE.  It is essential for deploying operators to understand the current and past political/cultural enviroments of deployment location.  It...rapport in pretty much the same way - by smoking and joking about typical soldier issues. This vocabulary need was never addressed in my language

  19. Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems: A Field Study Training Program. (United States)

    California State Univ., Sacramento. Dept. of Civil Engineering.

    This manual was prepared by experienced wastewater collection system workers to provide a home study course to develop new qualified workers and expand the abilities of existing workers. The objective of this manual is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for certification. Participants learn to effectively operate and maintain wastewater…

  20. 76 FR 3831 - Crew Resource Management Training for Crewmembers in Part 135 Operations (United States)


    ... causal factors directly related to a lack of effective CRM. These accidents were responsible for 83... involving the same causal factors relevant to CRM and divided them into accidents occurring from 1988... proficient at mastering the resources available to them while managing many operational factors. \\2\\ The...

  1. Kinematic Operating Modes of Two-Speed Two-Carrier Planetary Gear Trains with Four External Shafts


    Troha, Sanjin; Žigulić, Roberto; Karaivanov, Dimitar


    Two-speed planetary gear trains with four external shafts, composed of two simple planetary gear trains, are considered in this paper. The labelling system of these trains is defined and all possible variants are determined. Planetary gear trains are divided into three different design groups, and characteristics of trains of each group are given. Possible power flows through the train at both gears for every group are described. An example of determining the function of transmission ratios o...

  2. Operant Generalization in Quail Neonates after Intradimensional Training: Distinguishing Positive and Negative Reinforcement


    Schneider, Susan M.; Lickliter, Robert


    Operant generalization has been demonstrated in neonates only recently. To investigate the development of intradimensional stimulus control immediately after hatching, northern bobwhite chicks (Colinus virginianus) pecked for brief heat presentations while hearing a high-pitched sound repeated at two constant rates: an S+ tempo signaling a rich reinforcement schedule, alternating with an S− tempo signaling a leaner schedule. Tempo generalization was then assessed in extinction. The expected e...

  3. Multi-INT and Information Operations Simulation and Training Technologies (MIISTT) (United States)


    pronunciation of English . But we currently have no way to use both English and metric units in association with dynamically inserted values for the same...of using digitized voice and audio in English and foreign languages which can be manipulated and/or synthesized to generate a dynamic operational...responsibilities. 711 HPW/RHX provided guidance on a new voice generation process and tools for a LDOM HTS voice. 01/2008 Continued to build English

  4. Operator training simulation for integrating cultivation and homogenisation in protein production

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    Inga Gerlach


    This work shows the design of an OTS where two sequential steps of a recombinant protein production process, a fed-batch cultivation and a high-pressure homogenisation, are integrated. The OTS was evaluated on a user test group and showed that the OTS promoted and developed their understanding of the process, their capability to identify parameters influencing process efficiency and the skills of operating it.

  5. Naval Readiness, Operational Training, and Environmental Protection: Achieving an Appropriate Balance between Competing National Interests (United States)


    Readiness: Operational Traininz; Polution 19 ABSTRACT (Continue on reverse if necessary and identify by block number) This paper describes the...Education Command (Quantico, Virginia); Washington Navy Yard, Naval Air Stations Patuxent River % . (Maryland), Bermuda and Keflavik (Iceland); Marine...Corps Air Station lwakuni (Japan); U.S. Naval Base Yokosuka (Japan); =.nd on Okinawa (Japan). The author holds a Bachelor of Science from the United

  6. Growing Effective Strength without Growing End Strength: Operational Utilization of the Reserve Component during Training Periods (United States)


    seamlessly, and postured to meet the full spectrum of operations.23 The final ISR-specific guidance is the Intelligence, Surveillance, and...downside to rotating units through a contingency in another AOR is that there will be a drop in support to the habitually connected command/AOR...strategic posture . Specifically in regards to the RCIE application, there is a threefold qualitative benefit to implementing the program: • Reduce AC

  7. Automatic Control of Water Pumping Stations

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    Muhannad Alrheeh; JIANG Zhengfeng


    Automatic Control of pumps is an interesting proposal to operate water pumping stations among many kinds of water pumping stations according to their functions.In this paper, our pumping station is being used for water supply system. This paper is to introduce the idea of pump controller and the important factors that must be considering when we want to design automatic control system of water pumping stations. Then the automatic control circuit with the function of all components will be introduced.

  8. Training tissue bank operators: the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)/National University of Singapore (NUS) 10 years of experience. (United States)

    Nather, A; Phillips, G O; Morales Pedraza, Jorge; Lee, Chris C W


    National University of Singapore (NUS) was appointed by IAEA to become IAEA/NUS Regional Training Centre (RTC) for Asia and the Pacific region in September 1996. The Government of Singapore (represented by the Ministry of Environment) with the National Science and Technology Board as the funding agency awarded a grant of S$225,500 to build a new purpose-built tissue bank to be the Regional Training Centre. National University Hospital provided a space of 2,000 square feet for this purpose. The first Diploma Course was launched on 3 November 1997 with 17 candidates with the first NUS Diploma Examination being held in October 1998. Between November 1997 and April 2007, a total of nine courses were conducted by RTC with a total of 180 tissue bank operators, 133 from Asia and the Pacific region (13 countries including 2 from Iran), 14 from Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Egypt, South Africa and Zambia), 6 from Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Peru and Uruguay), 9 from Europe (Greece, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine) and 2 from Australia. The last batch (ninth batch) involved twenty students registered in April 2007 and will be due to sit for the terminal examination only in April 2008.

  9. A rapprochement of the operant-conditioning and awareness views of biofeedback training: the role of discrimination in voluntary control. (United States)

    Plotkin, W B


    In order to adequately evaluate Cott, Pavloski and Black's claim that the discrimination of a physiological response is not necessary for the voluntary control of that response, this commentary presents a set of formal articulations and clarifications of intentional action, voluntary control, discrimination, awareness, and physiological response. It is concluded on logical grounds that Cott et al. are necessarily mistaken and that the conceptual foundations of the issue have not been clearly articulated heretofore. Based upon this discussion, a rapprochement is offered of the operant conditioning and awareness views of biofeedback training, demonstrating that the awareness view is essentially a tautology that aids us in understanding what is meant by "voluntary control of the physiological response." Finally, the issue of mediation in biofeedback-augmented self-regulation is reconceptualized and it is argued that the search for a "neurophysiological mechanism" of voluntary control is meaningless, reflecting a misappropriation of the concept of voluntary control.

  10. Telementoring systems in the operating room: a new approach in medical training

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    Juan P. Wachs


    Full Text Available This paper discusses the challenges and innovations related to the use of telementoring systems in the operating room. Most of the systems presented leverage on three types of interaction channels: audio, visual and physical. The audio channel enables the mentor to verbally instruct the trainee, and allows the trainee to ask questions. The visual channel is used to deliver annotations, alerts and other messages graphically to the trainee during the surgery. These visual representations are often displayed through a telestrator. The physical channel has been used in laparoscopic procedures by partially controlling the laparoscope through force-feedback. While in face to face instruction, the mentor produces gestures to convey certain aspects of the surgical instruction, there is not equivalent of this form of physical interaction between the mentor and trainee in open surgical procedures in telementoring systems. Even that the trend is to perform more minimally invasive surgery (MIS, trauma surgeries are still necessary, where initial resuscitation and stabilization of the patient in a timely manner is crucial. This paper presents a preliminary study conducted at the Indiana University Medical School and Purdue University, where initial lexicons of surgical instructive gestures (SIGs were determined through systematic observation when mentor and trainee operate together. The paper concludes with potential ways to convey gestural information through surgical robots.

  11. Telementoring systems in the operating room: a new approach in medical training. (United States)

    Wachs, Juan P; Gomez, Gerardo


    This paper discusses the challenges and innovations related to the use of telementoring systems in the operating room. Most of the systems presented leverage on three types of interaction channels: audio, visual and physical. The audio channel enables the mentor to verbally instruct the trainee, and allows the trainee to ask questions. The visual channel is used to deliver annotations, alerts and other messages graphically to the trainee during the surgery. These visual representations are often displayed through a telestrator. The physical channel has been used in laparoscopic procedures by partially controlling the laparoscope through force-feedback. While in face to face instruction, the mentor produces gestures to convey certain aspects of the surgical instruction, there is not equivalent of this form of physical interaction between the mentor and trainee in open surgical procedures in telementoring systems. Even that the trend is to perform more minimally invasive surgery (MIS), trauma surgeries are still necessary, where initial resuscitation and stabilization of the patient in a timely manner is crucial. This paper presents a preliminary study conducted at the Indiana University Medical School and Purdue University, where initial lexicons of surgical instructive gestures (SIGs) were determined through systematic observation when mentor and trainee operate together. The paper concludes with potential ways to convey gestural information through surgical robots.

  12. A study to assess the influence of interprofessional point of care simulation training on safety culture in the operating theatre environment of a university teaching hospital. (United States)

    Hinde, Theresa; Gale, Thomas; Anderson, Ian; Roberts, Martin; Sice, Paul


    Interprofessional point of care or in situ simulation is used as a training tool in our operating theatre directorate with the aim of improving crisis behaviours. This study aimed to assess the impact of interprofessional point of care simulation on the safety culture of operating theatres. A validated Safety Attitude Questionnaire was administered to staff members before each simulation scenario and then re-administered to the same staff members after 6-12 months. Pre- and post-training Safety Attitude Questionnaire-Operating Room (SAQ-OR) scores were compared using paired sample t-tests. Analysis revealed a statistically significant perceived improvement in both safety (p culture) 6-12 months after interprofessional simulation training. A growing body of literature suggests that a positive safety culture is associated with improved patient outcomes. Our study supports the implementation of point of care simulation as a useful intervention to improve safety culture in theatres.

  13. 以虚拟仿真系统培训起重机作业人员%Training of crane operating personnel based on virtual simulation system

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    胥洪流; 张贞贞; 董浩明


    阐述了传统起重机作业人员培训中存在的弊端,针对目前存在的问题提出了将虚拟仿真技术用于起重机作业人员培训系统的开发中,分析了起重机模拟训练器的国内外研究现状,列举了起重机作业人员培训中的应用案例.%The papers describes the disadvantages in the traditional crane operating personnel training, advises the application of virtual simulation technology on the development of the crane operating personnel training system in regard to the current problems, analyzes the current study status of the crane simulation trainer home and abroad, and lists application cases of crane operating personnel training.

  14. Automatic agar tray inoculation device (United States)

    Wilkins, J. R.; Mills, S. M.


    Automatic agar tray inoculation device is simple in design and foolproof in operation. It employs either conventional inoculating loop or cotton swab for uniform inoculation of agar media, and it allows technician to carry on with other activities while tray is being inoculated.

  15. Technological and operational structure of the National Automatic Network for Environmental Radiological Monitoring (RENAMORA); Estructura tecnologica y operativa de la Red Nacional Automatica de Monitoreo Radiologico Ambiental RENAMORA

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    Martinez G, E.; Lopez G, M.; Aguirre G, J.; Fabian O, R.; Hernandez A, Y., E-mail: [Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias, Dr. Barragan 779, Col. Narvarte, 03020 Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico)


    The Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (CNSNS) in Mexico is a decentralized body, under the Secretaria de Energia whose main mission is to ensure that activities involving nuclear and radioactive materials as well as ionizing radiation sources are carried out with maximum security, considering the current technological developments. In order to monitor the levels of environmental radiation to which the population is exposed, the CNSNS has established a series of radiological monitoring programs that allow characterize the environmental radiation levels in each zone or region in the country; to identify the occurrence of natural or artificial radiological events, such as nuclear tests and accidents in radioactive or nuclear facilities. The National Automatic Network for Environmental Radiological Monitoring (RENAMORA) project was initiated with the support of the IAEA through MEX9/049 project and its purpose is to have a network of instruments that automatically and in real time, transmit information of the gamma radiological environmental status of the national territory and changes occurring in it. This network provides data such as the speed of ambient dose equivalent, temperature and humidity in different regions of the country. The network is composed of 92 stations that are distributed throughout the national territory. The structure of the stations has evolved since its inception, now allowing detection tasks, data transmission and managing them remotely from the main server, which is located in the CNSNS, which is performed a statistical dose for each monitoring station. Each monitoring station is formed in its current structure by a probe detection of gamma radiation, a communication module and associated electronics, a mini Web server DataGATE, a cellular modem and an interface converter. (Author)

  16. Screening for congenital heart defects by transabdominal ultrasound - role of early gestational screening and importance of operator training. (United States)

    Sarkola, Taisto; Ojala, Tiina H; Ulander, Veli-Matti; Jaeggi, Edgar; Pitkänen, Olli M


    The majority of congenital heart defects occur without identifiable risk factors. Detection rates are therefore highly dependent on the experience and expertise of the obstetrical screening operator. In the first trimester, the risk of congenital heart defects increases with increasing nuchal thickness (≥2.5 mm detects 44% of major congenital heart defects), but because of the number of false positives, the positive predictive value is only a few percent. The anatomy of major congenital heart defects may be delineated in less than half of the fetuses during early second trimester. The reported yield of congenital heart defects detection during the mid-gestational routine obstetrical screening has improved over time and detection rates up to 85% of major congenital heart defects have been reported when outflow tract and three-vessel views are included in conjunction with the four-chamber view. Improved detection rates have been achieved following screening operator training interventions combined with a low referral threshold to obtain a detailed fetal echocardiographic study.

  17. Operation Control and Information Management System of Shandong Province Environmental Water Quality Automatic Monitoring Network%山东省环境水质自动监测网运行管理系统研究

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    许杨; 邱晓国; 李浩; 莫红; 万黎


    monitoring information, automatic assessment and system one-stop management upon operation and maintenance performance. Currently, this system has been widely applied in the Shandong Province and already achieved a remarkable accomplishment, which guarantees the accuracy, comparability and timeliness of monitoring data, provides technical safeguard for early warning of water quality safety, and offers scientific basis for environmental water quality improving measures designed by various government levels.

  18. On Training Base Construction of Major of Motor Train Unit's Operation and Maintenance in Higher Vocational Colleges%高职动车组运用与检修专业实训基地建设探析

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    Rapid development of technical equipment in high-speed railway system urgently needs large quantities of talents with high quality and skills majoring in motor train unit's operation and maintenance. Practice teaching link directly affects the training quality of high-skilled talents. From the perspective of giving full play to enthusiasm of talent training in rail transit enterprises, major of motor train unit's operation and maintenance explores college-enterprise co-construction of training base. Co-construction, condominium and sharing mode is formed with cooperative enterprises and advanced, comprehensive and open training base is built centering on specialty core skills to meet the needs of training for transportation and production staff in enterprises and students' professional skills training.%高速铁路系统技术装备的快速发展,急需培养大批的高素质、高技能型动车组运用与检修专门人才,而实践教学环节直接影响高技能人才的培养质量.动车组运用与检修专业在充分发挥轨道交通企业人才培养积极性方面,探索校企合作共建校内外实训基地,围绕专业核心技能,与合作企业形成共建、共管、共用运行模式,建成先进、综合、开放的校内外实训基地,满足企业运输生产人员培训和学生职业技能培养的需要.

  19. Quality assurance program guidelines for application to and use by manufacturers of rail/guideway vehicles, buses, automatic train control systems, and their major subsystems (United States)

    Witkin, S. A.


    Guidelines are presented for a quality assurance system to be implemented by the manufacturer in support of designing, developing, fabricating, assembling, inspecting, testing, handling, and delivery of equipment being procured for use in public urban mass transit systems. The guidelines apply to this equipment when being procured for: (1) use in revenue service; (2) demonstration of systems that will be revenue producing or used by the public; (3) use as a prototype for follow-on operational/revenue producing equipment procurements; and (4) qualification tests.

  20. TU-AB-201-05: Automatic Adaptive Per-Operative Re-Planning for HDR Prostate Brachytherapy - a Simulation Study On Errors in Needle Positioning

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    Borot de Battisti, M; Maenhout, M; Lagendijk, J J W; Van Vulpen, M; Moerland, M A [University Medical Center Utrecht, Dept. of Radiotherapy, Utrecht (Netherlands); Senneville, B Denis de [University Medical Center Utrecht, Dept. of Radiotherapy, Utrecht (Netherlands); IMB, UMR 5251 CNRS/University of Bordeaux (France); Hautvast, G; Binnekamp, D [Philips Group Innovation - Biomedical Systems, Eindhoven (Netherlands)


    Purpose: To develop adaptive planning with feedback for MRI-guided focal HDR prostate brachytherapy with a single divergent needle robotic implant device. After each needle insertion, the dwell positions for that needle are calculated and the positioning of remaining needles and dosimetry are both updated based on MR imaging. Methods: Errors in needle positioning may occur due to inaccurate needle insertion (caused by e.g. the needle’s bending) and unpredictable changes in patient anatomy. Consequently, the dose plan quality might dramatically decrease compared to the preplan. In this study, a procedure was developed to re-optimize, after each needle insertion, the remaining needle angulations, source positions and dwell times in order to obtain an optimal coverage (D95% PTV>19 Gy) without exceeding the constraints of the organs at risk (OAR) (D10% urethra<21 Gy, D1cc bladder<12 Gy and D1cc rectum<12 Gy). Complete HDR procedures with 6 needle insertions were simulated for a patient MR-image set with PTV, prostate, urethra, bladder and rectum delineated. Random angulation errors, modeled by a Gaussian distribution (standard deviation of 3 mm at the needle’s tip), were generated for each needle insertion. We compared the final dose parameters for the situations (I) without re-optimization and (II) with the automatic feedback. Results: The computation time of replanning was below 100 seconds on a current desk computer. For the patient tested, a clinically acceptable dose plan was achieved while applying the automatic feedback (median(range) in Gy, D95% PTV: 19.9(19.3–20.3), D10% urethra: 13.4(11.9–18.0), D1cc rectum: 11.0(10.7–11.6), D1cc bladder: 4.9(3.6–6.8)). This was not the case without re-optimization (median(range) in Gy, D95% PTV: 19.4(14.9–21.3), D10% urethra: 12.6(11.0–15.7), D1cc rectum: 10.9(8.9–14.1), D1cc bladder: 4.8(4.4–5.2)). Conclusion: An automatic guidance strategy for HDR prostate brachytherapy was developed to compensate

  1. Automatic Sea Bird Detection from High Resolution Aerial Imagery (United States)

    Mader, S.; Grenzdörffer, G. J.


    Great efforts are presently taken in the scientific community to develop computerized and (fully) automated image processing methods allowing for an efficient and automatic monitoring of sea birds and marine mammals in ever-growing amounts of aerial imagery. Currently the major part of the processing, however, is still conducted by especially trained professionals, visually examining the images and detecting and classifying the requested subjects. This is a very tedious task, particularly when the rate of void images regularly exceeds the mark of 90%. In the content of this contribution we will present our work aiming to support the processing of aerial images by modern methods from the field of image processing. We will especially focus on the combination of local, region-based feature detection and piecewise global image segmentation for automatic detection of different sea bird species. Large image dimensions resulting from the use of medium and large-format digital cameras in aerial surveys inhibit the applicability of image processing methods based on global operations. In order to efficiently handle those image sizes and to nevertheless take advantage of globally operating segmentation algorithms, we will describe the combined usage of a simple performant feature detector based on local operations on the original image with a complex global segmentation algorithm operating on extracted sub-images. The resulting exact segmentation of possible candidates then serves as a basis for the determination of feature vectors for subsequent elimination of false candidates and for classification tasks.

  2. Implications of Using Computer-Based Training with the AN/SQQ-89(v) Sonar System: Operating and Support Costs (United States)


    Defense Science Board ECR Electronic Classroom ERNT Executive Review of Navy Training ETS Engineering and Technical Services EXCEL Excellence...Military Training GOTS Government Off-the-Shelf GWOT Global War on Terror HPSM Human Performance Systems Model HPSO Human Performance Systems...Human Performance Systems Model (HPSM), and to link training and acquisition (Naval Personnel Development Command, 2002). Part of this new strategy

  3. Towards Autonomous Agriculture: Automatic Ground Detection Using Trinocular Stereovision

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    Annalisa Milella


    Full Text Available Autonomous driving is a challenging problem, particularly when the domain is unstructured, as in an outdoor agricultural setting. Thus, advanced perception systems are primarily required to sense and understand the surrounding environment recognizing artificial and natural structures, topology, vegetation and paths. In this paper, a self-learning framework is proposed to automatically train a ground classifier for scene interpretation and autonomous navigation based on multi-baseline stereovision. The use of rich 3D data is emphasized where the sensor output includes range and color information of the surrounding environment. Two distinct classifiers are presented, one based on geometric data that can detect the broad class of ground and one based on color data that can further segment ground into subclasses. The geometry-based classifier features two main stages: an adaptive training stage and a classification stage. During the training stage, the system automatically learns to associate geometric appearance of 3D stereo-generated data with class labels. Then, it makes predictions based on past observations. It serves as well to provide training labels to the color-based classifier. Once trained, the color-based classifier is able to recognize similar terrain classes in stereo imagery. The system is continuously updated online using the latest stereo readings, thus making it feasible for long range and long duration navigation, over changing environments. Experimental results, obtained with a tractor test platform operating in a rural environment, are presented to validate this approach, showing an average classification precision and recall of 91.0% and 77.3%, respectively.

  4. Study on Train-set Operation Optimization in Dedicated Passenger Line%客运专线动车组运用优化研究

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    Based on the existed researches on train-set operation optimization in the dedicated passenger line at home, the core issue of train-set operation was analyzed. Combined with the principle of train-set scheduling, under the conditions that the train operation diagram was known, trains ran in pairs, train-set operated on uncertain railroad region, maintenance place and time was known, and the same type train-set and marshalling was used, an mathematical model for train-set scheduling was presented. Regarding the connection between the electric multiple units under these conditions as a multi-objective and multi-constraints TSP problem, and this problem was solved with the cellular ant colony algorithm. An example of Wuhan-Guangzhou dedicated passenger line verified the practicality of the model and algorithm. Comparing with that from the artificial method the required number of the train-set to complete a given operation diagram was obtained.%结合国内对客运专线动车组运用优化的已有研究,分析了动车组运用的核心问题.结合动车组运用计划的编制原则,建立了列车运行图已知、列车成对运行、动车组不固定区段使用模式、动车组检修地点和时间已知、动车组均使用同一型号和编组条件下,动车组运用计划编制的数学模型.将这些条件下的动车组接续运行视为一个具有多目标和多约束条件的TSP(旅行推销商问题)问题,运用元胞蚁群算法对问题进行求解.以武广客运专线为例,验证了模型和算法的实用性,将元胞蚁群算法计算机编制的结果与人工编制方法的结果进行了比较,得出完成给定运行图任务所需的动车组数量.

  5. Policies and practices pertaining to the selection, qualification requirements, and training programs for nuclear-reactor operating personnel at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    Culbert, W.H.


    This document describes the policies and practices of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) regarding the selection of and training requirements for reactor operating personnel at the Laboratory's nuclear-reactor facilities. The training programs, both for initial certification and for requalification, are described and provide the guidelines for ensuring that ORNL's research reactors are operated in a safe and reliable manner by qualified personnel. This document gives an overview of the reactor facilities and addresses the various qualifications, training, testing, and requalification requirements stipulated in DOE Order 5480.1A, Chapter VI (Safety of DOE-Owned Reactors); it is intended to be in compliance with this DOE Order, as applicable to ORNL facilities. Included also are examples of the documentation maintained amenable for audit.

  6. Percutaneous nephrostomy insertion: outcome data from a prospective multi-operator study at a UK training centre

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    Wah, T.M.; Weston, M.J.; Irving, H.C. E-mail:


    AIM: To determine the success and complication rates of percutaneous nephrostomies (PCNs) performed at a UK training centre over a one-year period by different groups of operators. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During 2002, a total of 276 PCNs were performed in 190 patients by operators of varying experience. We employed two different techniques: (1) a 'Seldinger' technique (ultrasound-guided puncture with a 19 G sheathed needle followed by guide-wire insertion and track dilatation to accommodate 8-12 F nephrostomy catheters), with or without fluoroscopic guidance, and (2) an ultrasound-guided 'one-stab' technique using a 6 F Bonanno catheter. Selection of technique was according to configuration of the collecting system and whether the procedure was performed out of hours. RESULTS: There were 218 procedures using the Seldinger technique and 62 using the one-stab technique. The Seldinger technique and one-stab technique were compared: primary technical success rate was 98 versus 93%, the major complication rate was 4.1 versus 3.2%, the minor complication rate was 5 versus 13%, and tube complications, such as drainage catheter dislodgement and blockage, were 29.5 versus 17.7%, respectively. The 30-day mortality was 4.3%, none of which were procedure related. CONCLUSION: Based on data from the USA, proposed targets for primary technical success rates are 88-99%, major complications 4-8%, and minor complications 3-15%, and the results were within these target ranges. The ultrasound-guided one-stab technique is a quick and safe procedure in selected cases, and we recommend this method for temporary urinary diversion in cases with moderate to severe degrees of pelvicalyceal system dilatation. These data may help to form a baseline for outcome targets in the UK.

  7. Automatic Adjustment System of Train Operation Plan Based on BPM%基于BPM的列车运行计划自动调整系统

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    邢科家; 刘皓玮



  8. Solar Powered Automatic Shrimp Feeding System

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    Dindo T. Ani


    Full Text Available - Automatic system has brought many revolutions in the existing technologies. One among the technologies, which has greater developments, is the solar powered automatic shrimp feeding system. For instance, the solar power which is a renewable energy can be an alternative solution to energy crisis and basically reducing man power by using it in an automatic manner. The researchers believe an automatic shrimp feeding system may help solve problems on manual feeding operations. The project study aimed to design and develop a solar powered automatic shrimp feeding system. It specifically sought to prepare the design specifications of the project, to determine the methods of fabrication and assembly, and to test the response time of the automatic shrimp feeding system. The researchers designed and developed an automatic system which utilizes a 10 hour timer to be set in intervals preferred by the user and will undergo a continuous process. The magnetic contactor acts as a switch connected to the 10 hour timer which controls the activation or termination of electrical loads and powered by means of a solar panel outputting electrical power, and a rechargeable battery in electrical communication with the solar panel for storing the power. By undergoing through series of testing, the components of the modified system were proven functional and were operating within the desired output. It was recommended that the timer to be used should be tested to avoid malfunction and achieve the fully automatic system and that the system may be improved to handle changes in scope of the project.

  9. Morphological self-organizing feature map neural network with applications to automatic target recognition

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    Shijun Zhang; Zhongliang Jing; Jianxun Li


    @@ The rotation invariant feature of the target is obtained using the multi-direction feature extraction property of the steerable filter. Combining the morphological operation top-hat transform with the self-organizing feature map neural network, the adaptive topological region is selected. Using the erosion operation, the topological region shrinkage is achieved. The steerable filter based morphological self-organizing feature map neural network is applied to automatic target recognition of binary standard patterns and realworld infrared sequence images. Compared with Hamming network and morphological shared-weight networks respectively, the higher recognition correct rate, robust adaptability, quick training, and better generalization of the proposed method are achieved.

  10. Railway Tourist Train Operations Analysis and Countermeasures%铁路旅游专列运营分析与对策

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    Open tourist train, a hot spot of railway tourism economy, last year, the whole road travel enterprises to open tourist train Ultra 1 000 columns ,organized tours to millions of people, marking the tourist train operator has entered a new period of development. By the travel ,the tour train characteristics and the operations of the tourist train in our province, and actively explore the development of new strategies of the tourist train, push our province tourism contribute to the development. The tourist train, driven by market demand at this stage, efforts to improve the hardware and Services, will have good prospects for development.%开行旅游专列是铁路旅游经济的一个热点,去年全路旅游企业开行旅游专列超千列,组织游客上百万人次,标志着旅游专列运营进入了新发展时期。旅游专列在现阶段市场需求推动下,努力提高硬件和服务,将有着良好的发展前景。通过对旅游专列特点和山东省旅游专列运营情况分析,积极探索旅游专列发展的新对策,为推动山东省旅游业发展做贡献。

  11. 河蟹养殖自动作业船导航控制系统设计与测试%Design and experiment of navigation control system of automatic operation boat in river crab culture

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    赵德安; 罗吉; 孙月平; 洪剑青; 张军


    culture operation boat based on ARM (advanced RISC machine) and GPS/INS (global positioning system/inertial navigation system) integrated navigation. The system was mainly composed of ARM controller, GPS/INS integrated navigation devices, GPRS (general packet radio service) communication device, aquatic plant cleaning device, automatic feeding device and paddle wheel driving device. In automatic navigation mode, the ARM controller firstly received and processed the navigation data including position, course and speed from the GPS/INS devices. PWM (pulse width modulation) module and GPIO (general purpose input output) module were called to control the boat sailing, aquatic plant cleaning and automatic feeding simultaneously. The host computer communicated with the ARM controller via GPRS device to monitor the real-time operating status of the ship borne subsystem remotely. In order to simplify the complexity of the traditional calculation method of channel position based on finite target points and reduce channel deviation error of the boat, this paper proposed a new calculation method based on real-time inserting points. This method calculated the current target position of the boat real-timely according to the position of the boat and the turning points of current channel. A new turning and channel switching strategy was also presented in this paper to improve the boat work efficiency and prevent the boat from deviating from the channel because of the high speed. Considering the movement characteristics such as non-linearity, big delay and underdamping of the boat, the course-speed dual-loop control algorithm was designed based on fuzzy PID (proportion integration differentiation). In order to enhance the stability and portability of the system, the ship borne subsystem was designed based on embedded Linux operating system, and the monitoring program of host computer was developed based on Visual Studio 2010 platform and SQL (structured query language) Server 2008

  12. Automatic Speech Segmentation Based on HMM

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    M. Kroul


    Full Text Available This contribution deals with the problem of automatic phoneme segmentation using HMMs. Automatization of speech segmentation task is important for applications, where large amount of data is needed to process, so manual segmentation is out of the question. In this paper we focus on automatic segmentation of recordings, which will be used for triphone synthesis unit database creation. For speech synthesis, the speech unit quality is a crucial aspect, so the maximal accuracy in segmentation is needed here. In this work, different kinds of HMMs with various parameters have been trained and their usefulness for automatic segmentation is discussed. At the end of this work, some segmentation accuracy tests of all models are presented.

  13. Annual Report on SPR Operation in 2011

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    1 Information of operation Operation person: present chief operators are 11 persons, operators are 6 persons; new chief operators are 3 persons, new operator is 1 person; training chief operators are 3 persons, training operators are 1 persons;

  14. Manual Ventilation and Sustained Lung Inflation in an Experimental Model: Influence of Equipment Type and Operator's Training.

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    Cristiane do Prado

    Full Text Available To compare the influence of devices for manual ventilation and individual experience on the applied respiratory mechanics and sustained lung inflation.A total of 114 instructors and non-instructors from the Neonatal Resuscitation Program of the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics participated in this study. Participants ventilated an intubated manikin. To evaluate respiratory mechanics and sustained lung inflation parameters, a direct comparison was made between the self-inflating bag and the T-shaped resuscitator (T-piece, followed by an analysis of the effectiveness of the equipment according to the participants' education and training.A difference between equipment types was observed for the tidal volume, with a median (interquartile range of 28.5 mL (12.6 for the self-inflating bag and 20.1 mL (8.4 for the T-piece in the instructor group and 31.6 mL (14 for the self-inflating bag and 22.3 mL (8.8 for the T-piece in the non-instructor group. Higher inspiratory time values were observed with the T-piece in both groups of professionals, with no significant difference between them. The operator's ability to maintain the target pressure over the 10 seconds of sustained lung inflation was evaluated using the area under the pressure-time curve and was 1.7-fold higher with the use of the T-piece. Inspiratory pressure and mean airway pressure applied during sustained lung inflation were greater with the self-inflating bag, as evaluated between the beginning and the end of the procedure.The T-piece resulted in lower tidal volume and higher inspiratory time values, irrespective of the operator's experience, and increased the ease of performing the sustained lung inflation maneuver, as demonstrated by the maintenance of target pressure for the desired period and a higher mean airway pressure than that obtained using the self-inflating bag.

  15. Implementation of an Automatic System for the Monitoring of Start-up and Operating Regimes of the Cooling Water Installations of a Hydro Generator

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    Ioan Pădureanu


    Full Text Available The safe operation of a hydro generator depends on its thermal regime, the basic conditions being that the temperature in the stator winding fall within the limits of the insulation class. As the losses in copper depend on the square current in the stator winding, it is necessary that the cooling water debit should be adapted to the values of these losses, so that the winding temperature falls within the range of the values prescribed in the specifications. This paper presents an efficient solution of commanding and monitoring the water cooling installations of two high-power hydro generators.

  16. Operational Automatic Remote Sensing Image Understanding Systems: Beyond Geographic Object-Based and Object-Oriented Image Analysis (GEOBIA/GEOOIA. Part 2: Novel system Architecture, Information/Knowledge Representation, Algorithm Design and Implementation

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    Luigi Boschetti


    Full Text Available According to literature and despite their commercial success, state-of-the-art two-stage non-iterative geographic object-based image analysis (GEOBIA systems and three-stage iterative geographic object-oriented image analysis (GEOOIA systems, where GEOOIA/GEOBIA, remain affected by a lack of productivity, general consensus and research. To outperform the Quality Indexes of Operativeness (OQIs of existing GEOBIA/GEOOIA systems in compliance with the Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation (QA4EO guidelines, this methodological work is split into two parts. Based on an original multi-disciplinary Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT analysis of the GEOBIA/GEOOIA approaches, the first part of this work promotes a shift of learning paradigm in the pre-attentive vision first stage of a remote sensing (RS image understanding system (RS-IUS, from sub-symbolic statistical model-based (inductive image segmentation to symbolic physical model-based (deductive image preliminary classification capable of accomplishing image sub-symbolic segmentation and image symbolic pre-classification simultaneously. In the present second part of this work, a novel hybrid (combined deductive and inductive RS-IUS architecture featuring a symbolic deductive pre-attentive vision first stage is proposed and discussed in terms of: (a computational theory (system design, (b information/knowledge representation, (c algorithm design and (d implementation. As proof-of-concept of symbolic physical model-based pre-attentive vision first stage, the spectral knowledge-based, operational, near real-time, multi-sensor, multi-resolution, application-independent Satellite Image Automatic Mapper™ (SIAM™ is selected from existing literature. To the best of these authors’ knowledge, this is the first time a symbolic syntactic inference system, like SIAM™, is made available to the RS community for operational use in a RS-IUS pre-attentive vision first stage

  17. Design on Automatic Heave Compensation Hydraulic System of Remotely Operated Vehicle Based on Neuron PID Control%基于神经元PID的水下机器人自动升沉补偿液压系统设计

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    何新英; 吴家鸣


    针对母船的升沉运动会影响到带缆遥控水下机器人的安全作业和收放功能,提出了利用液压绞车进行水下机器人自动升沉补偿的方案。设计了带缆遥控水下机器人升沉补偿液压系统,控制系统采用了神经元自适应PID控制算法。并在Matlab中进行了仿真,仿真结果表明,该系统能够较好的实现水下机器人的升沉补偿运动。%The supporting ship heave motion affects the remotely operated vehicle safety operation and storage function,using hydraulic winch for automatic heave compensation of ROV was presented in this paper,The heave compensation hydraulic system of ROV has been designed, which the neuron adaptive PID control algorithm has been adopted. And has been simulate in mat lab,the simulation result show that the system can realize the ROV heave compensation movement.

  18. Training safely, Training safety

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    Jianjun Wu


    Full Text Available It is the basic requirement of maritime safety education to guarantee the safety of teaching operation while training the crew's occupation safety capability. Marine Training Center of Shanghai Maritime University has undertaken the practical teaching of "marine survival" for many years and come up with the whole safety procedures of training. Based on the requirements of SOLAS convention and regulations of STCW over crew training, this paper introduces the safety allocation, utilization and maintenance of teaching equipments. Through the investigation of the safety situation of students' practical operation, the safety teaching method named "four in one" has been put forward, which includes the pre-teaching safety precaution, the whole monitor during the teaching process, the post-teaching summary evaluation, and the reset and standby of teaching facilities. Finally, during the learning and training of "marine survival", crews and students are called on to place priority on personal safety rather than acquisition of knowledge and skills. Only in this way can they be capable of self-protection and protection of others in the career of seafaring.

  19. Acoustic emission source location in complex structures using full automatic delta T mapping technique (United States)

    Al-Jumaili, Safaa Kh.; Pearson, Matthew R.; Holford, Karen M.; Eaton, Mark J.; Pullin, Rhys


    An easy to use, fast to apply, cost-effective, and very accurate non-destructive testing (NDT) technique for damage localisation in complex structures is key for the uptake of structural health monitoring systems (SHM). Acoustic emission (AE) is a viable technique that can be used for SHM and one of the most attractive features is the ability to locate AE sources. The time of arrival (TOA) technique is traditionally used to locate AE sources, and relies on the assumption of constant wave speed within the material and uninterrupted propagation path between the source and the sensor. In complex structural geometries and complex materials such as composites, this assumption is no longer valid. Delta T mapping was developed in Cardiff in order to overcome these limitations; this technique uses artificial sources on an area of interest to create training maps. These are used to locate subsequent AE sources. However operator expertise is required to select the best data from the training maps and to choose the correct parameter to locate the sources, which can be a time consuming process. This paper presents a new and improved fully automatic delta T mapping technique where a clustering algorithm is used to automatically identify and select the highly correlated events at each grid point whilst the "Minimum Difference" approach is used to determine the source location. This removes the requirement for operator expertise, saving time and preventing human errors. A thorough assessment is conducted to evaluate the performance and the robustness of the new technique. In the initial test, the results showed excellent reduction in running time as well as improved accuracy of locating AE sources, as a result of the automatic selection of the training data. Furthermore, because the process is performed automatically, this is now a very simple and reliable technique due to the prevention of the potential source of error related to manual manipulation.

  20. Experience of automation failures in training: effects on trust, automation bias, complacency and performance. (United States)

    Sauer, Juergen; Chavaillaz, Alain; Wastell, David


    This work examined the effects of operators' exposure to various types of automation failures in training. Forty-five participants were trained for 3.5 h on a simulated process control environment. During training, participants either experienced a fully reliable, automatic fault repair facility (i.e. faults detected and correctly diagnosed), a misdiagnosis-prone one (i.e. faults detected but not correctly diagnosed) or a miss-prone one (i.e. faults not detected). One week after training, participants were tested for 3 h, experiencing two types of automation failures (misdiagnosis, miss). The results showed that automation bias was very high when operators trained on miss-prone automation encountered a failure of the diagnostic system. Operator errors resulting from automation bias were much higher when automation misdiagnosed a fault than when it missed one. Differences in trust levels that were instilled by the different training experiences disappeared during the testing session. Practitioner Summary: The experience of automation failures during training has some consequences. A greater potential for operator errors may be expected when an automatic system failed to diagnose a fault than when it failed to detect one.

  1. Functional training of feces and urine incontinence after operation%尿便失禁的术后功能训练效果观察

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    王云霞; 屈清荣; 王汴云


    目的探讨尿便失禁的术后功能训练方法。方法对77例4~14岁尿便失禁术后患儿进行盆底肌的协同共济肌与毗邻肌的诱导训练,有规律地锻炼腹肌,定期扩肛、规律性排便训练,扩张尿道训练、Crede手法、Vslsalva动作及Kegel训练。结果全组77例患儿中,排便功能恢复有效率67.53%,排尿功能恢复有效率83.12%。结论上述训练方法可改善儿排便控尿功能。%Objective To investigate the training methods of urine and feces incontinence. Method 77 children aged 4 to 14 years with urine and feces incontinence induced by operation received induced training for pelvic floor muscle and related mescles. Abodominal muscles were trained. Regular defecation training, dilation of anus and urine tract, crede methods, Vslsava and Kegel training were conducted. Result The rehabilitation of defecation was found in 67.53% children, the urination was found in 83.12 children. Conclusion The above methods are effective in restoring defecation and urination function.

  2. Avaliação do treinamento de operadores de harvester com uso de simulador de realidade virtual Evaluation of harvester operator training using virtual reality simulators

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    Eduardo da Silva Lopes


    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar os potenciais ganhos de operadores de harvester no treinamento com uso de simuladores de realidade virtual. Foram coletados dados durante o treinamento de 39 operadores, avaliando-se os seus desempenhos nas variáveis: tempo de execução no corte da árvore, direção de queda, altura de corte, eficiência no processamento, eficiência no empilhamento e produtividade. Os resultados permitiram a conclusão de que o simulador de realidade virtual é uma ferramenta viável do ponto de vista técnico e essencial no apoio ao treinamento de operadores de máquinas florestais, possibilitando a obtenção de elevados ganhos de qualidade e produtividade. O melhor desempenho dos operadores ocorreu com a variável produtividade, cujo ganho médio foi de 41,3% em relação ao início do treinamento, seguido pelo tempo de execução, com 38,8%; e pela direção de queda, com ganho médio de 36,1%.The present work aimed to evaluate the potential gains from the use off virtual reality simulators in the training of harvester operators. Data were collected during the training of 39 operators, regarding their performance in the following variables: time of execution, fall direction, cut height, processing efficiency and piling up and productivity. The results led to conclude that virtual reality simulators are viable and essential tools in the training of forest machine operators, increasing quality and productivity. Productivity presented the best operator performance with gains of 41.3% in relation to the beginning of the training, followed by time of execution with 38.8% and fall direction, with a mean gain of 36.1%.

  3. Operation Training Quality Analysis and Improvement of the Marine Power Equipment%船舶动力设备操作训练质量分析与改进

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    殷胜; 肖海瑞


    The operation training quality and situation of motive power equipment was analyzed .According to the operation training traits and flaws , some practiced training ideas were set forth from respects of system improvement , personnel training , in-novations of training model , which can be referenced for improve the operation training quality of motive power equipment .%针对当前动力设备操作训练的质量和形势,结合动力设备操作训练特点和存在的不足,从机制健全、人才培养、创新训练模式探讨等方面提出实践性训练改进思路,为有效提高动力设备操作训练提供参考。

  4. Automatic safety rod for reactors. [LMFBR (United States)

    Germer, J.H.


    An automatic safety rod for a nuclear reactor containing neutron absorbing material and designed to be inserted into a reactor core after a loss-of-flow. Actuation is based upon either a sudden decrease in core pressure drop or the pressure drop decreases below a predetermined minimum value. The automatic control rod includes a pressure regulating device whereby a controlled decrease in operating pressure due to reduced coolant flow does not cause the rod to drop into the core.

  5. An Analysis of United States Marine Corps Enlisted Entry-Level Training Using Supply Chain and Operations Management (United States)


    Affairs ( RAP ) for 1E trainees.1 In March, FSTD hosts the TIP Conference to discuss the upcoming fiscal year training plan. The TIP Conference is...attended by the requirement sponsors (MPP and RAP ), military occupational managers and Training Command. FSTD finalizes the TIP following the conference...Marine Corps Community Services 43 – Public Affairs 72 44 – Legal Services 46 – Combat Camera 48 – Recruiting and Retention 55 – Music 57


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    在过去30年里,专用昆虫雷达大大深化了我们对昆虫迁飞、尤其是在高达1km高度夜间迁飞的认识.早期的昆虫雷达无法开展长期监测,这种缺陷现已被一种新型的全自动雷达所克服.这种"昆虫监测雷达"(IMR)造价低廉,可自动采集并通过电话网远程传输观测数据,其ZLC制式使其能够获得高质量的迁飞个体的飞行参数从而提高目标鉴别能力.目前,在澳大利亚东部的半干旱内陆地区,即迁飞性鳞翅目害虫和澳大利亚疫蝗(Chortoicetes terminifera)的虫源区,装置了两部IMR并连续监测其迁飞活动,本文报告了这两部雷达的部分监测结果.IMR能提供构成昆虫迁飞系统所需的若干参数,即估测迁飞事件在特定季节、特定方向响应于特定环境条件和信号而发生的概率,为害虫治理机构和测报人员提供对主要迁入事件及其目标害虫可能的迁入区的预警.而且,IMR还可用于更为广泛的生态监测,特别是空中生物流量年际变化的定量监测.%Over the last three decades, special-purpose "entomological" radars have contributed much to the development of our understanding of insect migration, especially of the nocturnal migrations at altitudes of up to~1 km that are regularly undertaken by many important pest species. One of the limitations of early radar studies, the difficulty of maintaining observations over long periods, has recently been overcome by the development of automated units that operate autonomously and transmit summaries of their observations to a base laboratory over the public telephone network. These relatively low-cost Insect Monitoring Radars (IMRs) employ a novel "ZLC" configuration that allows high quality data on the migrants' flight parameters and identity to be acquired. Two IMRs are currently operating in the semi-arid inland of eastern Australia, in a region where populations of migrant moths (Lepidoptera) and Australian plague locusts

  7. The research and development of the automatic solar power tracker

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    Li Yan Ping


    Full Text Available The article describes a kind of automatic tracker using solar power. It depends on two important parts which are servo system and adjusting mechanism system to keep the tracker operating normally. The article focuses on describing the characteristics and functions of two systems and the operating details of the automatic solar power tracker.

  8. Automatic speed control of highway traffic (United States)

    Klingman, E. E.


    Vehicle control system monitors all vehicles in its range, and automatically slows down speeding vehicles by activating governor in vehicle. System determines only maximum speed; speeds below maximum are controlled by vehicle operator. Loss of transmitted signal or activation of emergency over-ride will open fuel line and return control to operator.

  9. A Tentative Research on Complexity of Automatic Programming

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    In this paper, based on the following theoretical framework:Evolution ary Algorithms + Program Structures = Automatic Programming , some results on co mplexity of automatic programming for function modeling is given, which show tha t the complexity of automatic programming is an exponential function of the prob lem dimension N, the size of operator set |F| and the height of the pr ogram pars e tree H. Following this results, the difficulties of automatic programming are discussed. Some function models discovered automatically from database by evolut ionary modeling method are given, too.

  10. Automatic Fiscal Stabilizers

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    Narcis Eduard Mitu


    Full Text Available Policies or institutions (built into an economic system that automatically tend to dampen economic cycle fluctuations in income, employment, etc., without direct government intervention. For example, in boom times, progressive income tax automatically reduces money supply as incomes and spendings rise. Similarly, in recessionary times, payment of unemployment benefits injects more money in the system and stimulates demand. Also called automatic stabilizers or built-in stabilizers.

  11. Self-Trained Supervised Segmentation of Subcortical Brain Structures Using Multispectral Magnetic Resonance Images

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    Michele Larobina


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is investigate the feasibility of automatically training supervised methods, such as k-nearest neighbor (kNN and principal component discriminant analysis (PCDA, and to segment the four subcortical brain structures: caudate, thalamus, pallidum, and putamen. The adoption of supervised classification methods so far has been limited by the need to define a representative training dataset, operation that usually requires the intervention of an operator. In this work the selection of the training data was performed on the subject to be segmented in a fully automated manner by registering probabilistic atlases. Evaluation of automatically trained kNN and PCDA classifiers that combine voxel intensities and spatial coordinates was performed on 20 real datasets selected from two publicly available sources of multispectral magnetic resonance studies. The results demonstrate that atlas-guided training is an effective way to automatically define a representative and reliable training dataset, thus giving supervised methods the chance to successfully segment magnetic resonance brain images without the need for user interaction.

  12. Self-Trained Supervised Segmentation of Subcortical Brain Structures Using Multispectral Magnetic Resonance Images (United States)

    Larobina, Michele; Murino, Loredana; Cervo, Amedeo; Alfano, Bruno


    The aim of this paper is investigate the feasibility of automatically training supervised methods, such as k-nearest neighbor (kNN) and principal component discriminant analysis (PCDA), and to segment the four subcortical brain structures: caudate, thalamus, pallidum, and putamen. The adoption of supervised classification methods so far has been limited by the need to define a representative training dataset, operation that usually requires the intervention of an operator. In this work the selection of the training data was performed on the subject to be segmented in a fully automated manner by registering probabilistic atlases. Evaluation of automatically trained kNN and PCDA classifiers that combine voxel intensities and spatial coordinates was performed on 20 real datasets selected from two publicly available sources of multispectral magnetic resonance studies. The results demonstrate that atlas-guided training is an effective way to automatically define a representative and reliable training dataset, thus giving supervised methods the chance to successfully segment magnetic resonance brain images without the need for user interaction. PMID:26583131

  13. Automatic differentiation bibliography

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    Corliss, G.F. (comp.)


    This is a bibliography of work related to automatic differentiation. Automatic differentiation is a technique for the fast, accurate propagation of derivative values using the chain rule. It is neither symbolic nor numeric. Automatic differentiation is a fundamental tool for scientific computation, with applications in optimization, nonlinear equations, nonlinear least squares approximation, stiff ordinary differential equation, partial differential equations, continuation methods, and sensitivity analysis. This report is an updated version of the bibliography which originally appeared in Automatic Differentiation of Algorithms: Theory, Implementation, and Application.

  14. 护理技术操作培训方式改革的探索%Application of the nursing skill operation training method of "the operator as the trainer"

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    康华; 李变娥; 庞贵凤; 刘艳琴


    Objective: To reform the old training method and to explore the new nursing skill operation training method of "the operator as the trainer". Methods: The cohort of 529 nurses who were trained by traditional method in 2009 served as the control group and the cohort of 536 nurses who were trained by the new method of "the operator as the trainer" served as the experimental group. The evaluation scores of the two groups were compared. Results: The excellent rate increased from 37.1 percent (control group) to 40.7 percent (experimental group); the pass rate increased from 18.3 percent (control group) to 19.0 percent (experimental group); the failed rate decreased from 6.4 percent (control group) to 1.9 percent (experimental group). Conclusion: The new training method of "the operator as the trainer" has not only improved the whole skill operation level but also created a favorable atmosphere in the hospital.%目的:对传统的护理技术操作培训方式进行改革,探讨以护理技术操作员为主的新型培训、考核方式的实施效果.方法:将2009年由传统培训方式进行培训的529人设为改革前组,将2010年由以护理技术操作员为主的新型培训方式进行培训的536人设为改革后组,对两组人员的考核成绩进行比较.结果:护理人员技术操作考核优秀率由37.1%上升为40.7%,合格率由18.3%上升为19.0%,不合格率由6.4%下降为1.9%.结论:以护理技术操作员为主的科室培训、专项考核相结合的培训方式有利于提高医院整体护理技术操作水平,并且有利于形成良好的学习氛围,为扎实、深入推进优质护理服务工作奠定基础.

  15. Fighting in a Contested Space Environment: Training Marines for Operations with Degraded or Denied Space-Enabled Capabilities (United States)


    and ensuring degradation mitigation steps and alternate communication plans are addressed in rehearsals and exercises. Once in the execution phase...of communication linking tactical theater ballistic missile warning assets to operational headquarters are in place and continuously operable. c

  16. Hidden Markov models in automatic speech recognition (United States)

    Wrzoskowicz, Adam


    This article describes a method for constructing an automatic speech recognition system based on hidden Markov models (HMMs). The author discusses the basic concepts of HMM theory and the application of these models to the analysis and recognition of speech signals. The author provides algorithms which make it possible to train the ASR system and recognize signals on the basis of distinct stochastic models of selected speech sound classes. The author describes the specific components of the system and the procedures used to model and recognize speech. The author discusses problems associated with the choice of optimal signal detection and parameterization characteristics and their effect on the performance of the system. The author presents different options for the choice of speech signal segments and their consequences for the ASR process. The author gives special attention to the use of lexical, syntactic, and semantic information for the purpose of improving the quality and efficiency of the system. The author also describes an ASR system developed by the Speech Acoustics Laboratory of the IBPT PAS. The author discusses the results of experiments on the effect of noise on the performance of the ASR system and describes methods of constructing HMM's designed to operate in a noisy environment. The author also describes a language for human-robot communications which was defined as a complex multilevel network from an HMM model of speech sounds geared towards Polish inflections. The author also added mandatory lexical and syntactic rules to the system for its communications vocabulary.

  17. The Research of Network Operating System Training Based on Server Virtualization%基于服务器虚拟化技术的网络系统实训研究

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    徐勤岸; 周一兵


    The operating system training is a training activity for the operating system. Compared with general application train-ings in computer room, the operating system trainings have many difficulties in data saving and the training environment is com-plex. So it is difficult to do the training in general computer room. Using server virtualization technology to construct the online operating system training platform can solve those problems occurred in general computer room. The platform can help improv-ing the efficiency and effect of the training.%网络系统实训是针对操作系统开展的实训活动。相对于一般的在机房进行的应用软件实训,它具有实训数据保存困难、实训环境复杂等特点,因此在普通机房进行网络系统实训具有较大困难。利用服务器虚拟化技术构建网上的网络系统实训平台则可以很好解决网络系统实训在普通机房中出现的问题,提高网络系统实训的效率和效果。

  18. Operational experience on the generation and control of high brightness electron bunch trains at SPARC-LAB (United States)

    Mostacci, A.; Alesini, D.; Anania, M. P.; Bacci, A.; Bellaveglia, M.; Biagioni, A.; Cardelli, F.; Castellano, Michele; Chiadroni, Enrica; Cianchi, Alessandro; Croia, M.; Di Giovenale, Domenico; Di Pirro, Giampiero; Ferrario, Massimo; Filippi, Francesco; Gallo, Alessandro; Gatti, Giancarlo; Giribono, Anna; Innocenti, L.; Marocchino, A.; Petrarca, M.; Piersanti, L.; Pioli, S.; Pompili, Riccardo; Romeo, Stefano; Rossi, Andrea Renato; Shpakov, V.; Scifo, J.; Vaccarezza, Cristina; Villa, Fabio; Weiwei, L.


    Sub-picosecond, high-brightness electron bunch trains are routinely produced at SPARC-LAB via the velocity bunching technique. Such bunch trains can be used to drive multi-color Free Electron Lasers (FELs) and plasma wake field accelerators. In this paper we present recent results at SPARC-LAB on the generation of such beams, highlighting the key points of our scheme. We will discuss also the on-going machine upgrades to allow driving FELs with plasma accelerated beams or with short electron pulses at an increased energy.

  19. The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force in World War II: The Organization, Training, and Operations of the 201st Squadron (United States)


    las Fuerzas Aéreas de los Estados Unidos para su entrenamiento y envío a la unidad. (6) Las comunicaciones oficiales entre el Escuadrón Aéreo...Low altitude navigation 14. Combined training x Aerial Gunnery (20 missions) x Post-Gunnery - Unit training (16 missions) x One hundred and fifty...hour pilot (8 missions) 15. High Altitude Combat 16. Theater tactics The program contemplated 107 missions and about 120:00 hr. to be conducted in about

  20. Supervisory control system based on PC applied to substations automatization of and to regional operation centers of distribution networks; Sistema de control supervisorio basado en PC aplicado en automatizacion de subestaciones y centros de operacion regional de redes de distribucion

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    Picasso B, Cuitlahuac [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Astorga Q, Clemente [Luz y Fuerza del Centro (Mexico)


    In order to increase the services quality in the electrical energy, to improve the process of identification of energy losses, to increase the equipment efficiency, to count on more complete statistics of profiles of load consumptions, among other applications, the Compania de Luz y Fuerza del Centro (LyFC) carries out the modernization in automatization of substations and regional operation centers of distribution networks. The technological base to make these programs requires automating the operative schemes of the substation and distribution centers that supervise the events of the electrical process. In this article the main results of the development and integration of master stations based on PC, that were made in the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) and that have been integrated in the electrical company LyFC are presented. [Spanish] Con el proposito de incrementar la calidad de los servicios en la energia electrica, mejorar el proceso de identificacion de perdidas de energia, aumentar la eficiencia de los equipos, contar con estadisticas mas completas de perfiles de consumos de carga, entre otras aplicaciones, la Compania de Luz y Fuerza del Centro (LyFC) lleva a cabo la modernizacion en automatizacion de subestaciones y centros de operacion regional de redes electricas de distribucion. La base tecnologica para realizar estos programas, requiere de automatizar los esquemas operativos de la subestacion y centros de distribucion que supervisan los eventos del proceso electrico. En este articulo se presentan los principales resultados del desarrollo e integracion de estaciones maestras basadas en PC, que se realizaron en el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) y que se han integrado en la compania electrica LyFC.

  1. Mediation and Automatization. (United States)

    Hutchins, Edwin

    This paper discusses the relationship between the mediation of task performance by some structure that is not inherent in the task domain itself and the phenomenon of automatization, in which skilled performance becomes effortless or phenomenologically "automatic" after extensive practice. The use of a common simple explicit mediating…

  2. Digital automatic gain control (United States)

    Uzdy, Z.


    Performance analysis, used to evaluated fitness of several circuits to digital automatic gain control (AGC), indicates that digital integrator employing coherent amplitude detector (CAD) is best device suited for application. Circuit reduces gain error to half that of conventional analog AGC while making it possible to automatically modify response of receiver to match incoming signal conditions.

  3. 自动化系统优化对电力调度运行带来的发展%The development of automatic system optimization for electric power dispatching operation

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    随着科技不断进步,我国电力系统自动化的脚步也越来越快.电力调度的自动化系统能为电网安全运行提供网络监控和数据采集,并且对数据进行科学化处理,以便于生产运行人员及时了解运行中的各类情况.随着科技不断进步,电力调度自动化也在不断的优化,其中通过系统集成逐步实现数据在系统间的交换、通讯结构集成整合、形成跨平台的异结构系统并操作等,均是我国自动化调度未来的发展方向与目标.智能化发展是电力调度自动化的最终目标,也是面对日趋市场化形式下的电力企业积极发展,并且努力达成的重要目标.%With thecontinuous progress of science and technology,the power system automation in our country is becoming more and more fast.Power dispatching automation system can provide network monitoring and data acquisition for the safe operation of power network,and scientific data processing,in order to facilitate the operation of the production and operation of the various types of information.With the development of science and technology,electric power dispatching automation is constantly optimized,and the system integration and the integration of data in the system,communication structure and the formation of the cross platform of different structural systems and operations,are the future direction of the development of automatic scheduling.Intelligent development is the ultimate goal of electric power dispatching automation, and is also the important goal of the power enterprises in the face of the increasingly market-oriented mode.

  4. Issues in acoustic modeling of speech for automatic speech recognition


    Gong, Yifan; Haton, Jean-Paul; Mari, Jean-François


    Projet RFIA; Stochastic modeling is a flexible method for handling the large variability in speech for recognition applications. In contrast to dynamic time warping where heuristic training methods for estimating word templates are used, stochastic modeling allows a probabilistic and automatic training for estimating models. This paper deals with the improvement of stochastic techniques, especially for a better representation of time varying phenomena.

  5. A Web-Based Lean Simulation Game for Office Operations: Training the Other Side of a Lean Enterprise (United States)

    Kuriger, Glenn W.; Wan, Huang-da; Mirehei, S. Moussa; Tamma, Saumya; Chen, F. Frank


    This research proposes a Web-based version of a lean office simulation game (WeBLOG). The game is designed to be used to train lean concepts to office and administrative personnel. This group belongs to the frequently forgotten side of a lean enterprise. Over four phases, the game presents the following seven lean tools: one-piece flow,…

  6. Effect of a Manager Training and Certification Program on Food Safety and Hygiene in Food Service Operations

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    Hailu Kassa


    Full Text Available Food safety is an important public health issue in the U.S. Eating at restaurants and other food service facilities increasingly has been associated with food borne disease outbreaks. Food safety training and certification of food mangers has been used as a method for reducing food safety violations at food service facilities. However, the literature is inconclusive about the effectiveness of such training programs for improving food safety and protecting consumer health. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of food manger training on reducing food safety violations. We examined food inspection reports from the Toledo/Lucas County Health Department (Ohio from March 2005 through February 2006 and compared food hygiene violations between food service facilities with certified and without certified food managers. We also examined the impact on food safety of a food service facility being part of a larger group of facilities. Restaurants with trained and certified food managers had significantly fewer critical food safety violations but more non-critical violations than restaurants without certified personnel. Institutional food service facilities had significantly fewer violations than restaurants, and the number of violations did not differ as a function of certification. Similarly, restaurants with many outlets had significantly fewer violations than restaurants with fewer outlets, and training was not associated with lower numbers of violations from restaurants with many outlets. The value of having certified personnel was only observed in independent restaurants and those with few branches. This information may be useful in indicating where food safety problems are most likely to occur. Furthermore, we recommend that those characteristics of institutional and chain restaurants that result in fewer violations should be identified in future research, and efforts made to apply this knowledge at the level of individual restaurants.

  7. Automaticity in social-cognitive processes. (United States)

    Bargh, John A; Schwader, Kay L; Hailey, Sarah E; Dyer, Rebecca L; Boothby, Erica J


    Over the past several years, the concept of automaticity of higher cognitive processes has permeated nearly all domains of psychological research. In this review, we highlight insights arising from studies in decision-making, moral judgments, close relationships, emotional processes, face perception and social judgment, motivation and goal pursuit, conformity and behavioral contagion, embodied cognition, and the emergence of higher-level automatic processes in early childhood. Taken together, recent work in these domains demonstrates that automaticity does not result exclusively from a process of skill acquisition (in which a process always begins as a conscious and deliberate one, becoming capable of automatic operation only with frequent use) - there are evolved substrates and early childhood learning mechanisms involved as well.

  8. Automatic Operational Modal Analysis for Aeroelastic Applications


    Schwochow, Jan; Jelicic, G.


    The development of new aircraft requires the evaluation of the aeroelastic stability to avoid the phenomenon of flutter, a self-excited oscillation of the airframe. Since the rational analysis of the flutter stability comprises coupled simulations using numerical structural models and unsteady aerodynamic loads, the accomplishment is complex and the implementations must be checked for their validity by comparison of analytical and experimental results. In the so-called Ground Vibration Test (...

  9. 地铁车辆段/停车场列车运营日计划优化模型与算法研究%Optimization model and algorithm of train operation daily plan for metro depot/parking lot

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    牟宗元; 马亮


    Considering the requirements of train operation in the main line, maintenance and shunting, the optimization problem for train operation daily plan could be boiled down to an assignment problem, and then the 0-1 integer programming model was established. Because the objective function of the optimization model is uncertain, and in order to improve the solution efifciency, a heuristic algorithm based on the priority principles was designed according to the practical experience and the priority principles of planning. Because of the objective function is uncertain and in order to improve the solution efifciency, a heuristic algorithm based on the priority principles was designed according to the practical experience and the priority principles of planning. Meanwhile the train operation daily plans were drawn up automatically by using computer aided decision-making. The effectiveness of the model and algorithm was veriifed by an example.%综合考虑列车正线运营、车辆检修、车辆调车等需求,将列车运营日计划优化问题归结为指派问题,并建立0-1整数规划模型。针对优化模型的目标函数不确定性及为了提高求解效率,根据实际经验和计划编制优先原则,设计一种基于规则的启发式算法,并利用计算机辅助决策实现运营日计划的自动编制。通过实例验证了模型和算法的有效性。

  10. Training and qualification of the auxiliaries of operation using the methodology On the Job Training (OJT) and Task Performance Evaluation (TPE); Formacion y culificacion de los auxiliares de operacion mediante la metodologia On the Job Training (OJT) y Task Performance Evaluation (TPE)

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    Martinez Casado, J.


    On the Job Training (OJT) and Task Performance Evaluation (TPE). This plan has been developed and put in practice entirely, by a group of experienced auxiliary operation that have distinguished themselves by their professionalism, knowledge of the work, technical expertise and commitment to nuclear safety. (Author)

  11. 49 CFR 236.528 - Restrictive condition resulting from open hand-operated switch; requirement. (United States)


    ... SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Automatic Train Stop, Train Control and Cab Signal Systems Rules and... automatic cab signal device on an approaching locomotive shall be maintained to within 300 feet of...

  12. An analysis of United States Marine Corps Enlisted Entry-Level Training using supply chain and operations management


    Alfonso, Steven; Oh, Dingjin; Younger, Larry M.


    MBA Professional Report Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited The Enlisted Entry-Level Training (EELT) pipeline is a complex network that is of vital importance to the U.S. Marine Corps' ability to maintain a balanced force and serve as the nation's force in readiness. This report provides an all-inclusive description of the EELT pipeline by identifying the fundamental steps in the supply chain, analyzing the supply chain's critical characteristics, and providing in...

  13. Journal of Special Operation Medicine: A Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals. Training Supplement, Winter 10 (United States)


    A HISTORY OF PENICILLIN HYPERSENSITIVITY o Do not use in patients with a history of liver failure Winter 2010 Training Supplement Drug List B83...18 yrs K-9 Dose o 250 mg IV / IM three times a day Contraindications: o Hypersensitivity to ertapenem o Penicillin allergy with class of medications, use alternate class of medications (Cephalosporins/ Penicillins , Tetracyclines, Quinolones, Macrolides). Unless

  14. Virtual reality continuous-miner training simulator (VR-CMTS) for improving Sasol Coal's continuous-miner operations

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    Trivett, G. [Sasol Coal, Secunda (South Africa)


    Virtual reality is designed to produce the illusion of being in a real place where there is motion and a changing view of a three-dimensional world with which one can interact, from the book 'From Talking Drums to the Internet: An encyclopedia of Communications Technology', written by Robert Gardner and Dennis Shortelle (ABC-Clio, 1997). Sasol Coal and Fifth Dimension Technologies have developed a cost-effective training simulator utilizing interactive Virtual Reality technology. Continuous-miner operations have been synthesized into a virtual environment. This technology is incorporated into two networked personal computer (PCs) and software. Through the software, a virtual image of an underground production section is projected in two forms: into a head-mounted display (HMD) helmet worn by the trainee; and onto a wall-mounted screen for general viewing. The operator stands adjacent to the instructor and dons the HDM helmet to view and hear computer-generated mining events in simulated three-dimensional form. The instructor can program any series of possible mining events based on the typical use of a continuous-miner into a scenario. With a hand-held control panel linked to the PC, the operator can control the virtual continuous-miner and perform virtual mining, complete with virtual sound, dust generation and other signs of movement. The virtual reality continuous-miner training simulator (VR-CMTS) utilizes a volumetric pixel (Voxel) technique to generate images of mining: cutting from the face: transferring coal to a shuttle car; and advancing into the newly mined void to repeat the cycle. A trainee typically starts with presimulation, through which the basic terminology and controls of the continuous-miner are work through a user specific mining scenario. Through a proficiency database, the operator and instructor can monitor operator performance and implement corrective measures. 2 refs., 1 fig.

  15. Safety training and safe operating procedures written for PBFA (Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator) II and applicable to other pulsed power facilities

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    Donovan, G.L.; Goldstein, S.A.


    To ensure that work in advancing pulsed power technology is performed with an acceptably low risk, pulsed power research facilities at Sandia National Laboratories must satisfy general safety guidelines established by the Department of Energy, policies and formats of the Environment, Safety, and Health (ES and H) Department, and detailed procedures formulated by the Pulsed Power Sciences Directorate. The approach to safety training and to writing safe operating procedures, and the procedures presented here are specific to the Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator II (PBFA II) Facility but are applicable as guidelines to other research and development facilities which have similar hazards.

  16. Fast Automatic Heuristic Construction Using Active Learning


    Ogilvie, William; Petoumenos, Pavlos; Wang, Zheng; Leather, Hugh


    Building effective optimization heuristics is a challenging task which often takes developers several months if not years to complete. Predictive modelling has recently emerged as a promising solution, automatically constructing heuristics from training data. However, obtaining this data can take months per platform. This is becoming an ever more critical problem and if no solution is found we shall be left with out of date heuristics which cannot extract the best performance from modern mach...

  17. A System Approach to Navy Medical Education and Training. Appendix 36. Competency Curriculum for Operating Room Assistant and Operating Room Technician. (United States)


    101 2. Peripheral-Vascular Procedures . . . .. .. . .102 3. Abdominal-Vascular Procedures . . . . . . . . . . 103 XII : Scrubbing for Cardiac...ORP) Unit XII : Scr’boing fcr Ca- iac Procadures 2MO D𔃼 1: CLOSED C*.". .C Pp-r .... TASYS a. Scrub for naricardiocto:iy b. Scrub for comiissurotomy...dona for and to him, transfar patient to operating tabla and taka any nece3sary naures to pzovida for patie3nt’ 3 aafety und co-mfort (Crit~azia

  18. Cost and Information Effectiveness Analysis (CIEA): A Methodology for Evaluating a Training Device Operational Readiness Assessment Capability (DORAC). (United States)


    Report 528 COST AIND I*FO•?JidTH ?i EFFECT•• ES1BS ANALYSIS (CDEA): A METiBLOBU Y FOR EVALUATIN1G A TRAINING DEMCE OPERATMDN1AL MAEA3 ],SE 3SSESS$ iElT ...included the Weaponeer, Squad Weapon Analytical Trainer (SWAT), and the current field testing procedure, Record Fire. This report presents the details...192. Finley, D.L., Gainer, C.A., & Muckler, F.A. Test and evaluation of a carrier air traffic control center team trainer as a performance

  19. Word Automaticity of Tree Automatic Scattered Linear Orderings Is Decidable

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    Huschenbett, Martin


    A tree automatic structure is a structure whose domain can be encoded by a regular tree language such that each relation is recognisable by a finite automaton processing tuples of trees synchronously. Words can be regarded as specific simple trees and a structure is word automatic if it is encodable using only these trees. The question naturally arises whether a given tree automatic structure is already word automatic. We prove that this problem is decidable for tree automatic scattered linear orderings. Moreover, we show that in case of a positive answer a word automatic presentation is computable from the tree automatic presentation.

  20. 铁路中转班列开行方案优化研究%Research on Optimization of Scheduled Transit Train Operating Plan

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    郭玉华; 何世伟; 王保华


    研究铁路中转班列开行方案的优化问题.采用节点拆分的方式,将车站节点拆分为由始发终到和延迟联弧组成的小型子网络,构造铁路中转班列运输网络,以便清晰地描述车流运送的全过程,从而将铁路中转班列开行方案优化问题转化为一类带联弧能力限制的网络设计问题.在此基础上,考虑货物运输的广义成本,构建铁路中转班列开行方案优化模型.该模型属于线性整数规划模型,决策内容隐含车流中转方案和班列编组计划.采用Lingo 10.0对模型进行求解.算例表明,给出的模型和求解策略能够在较短时间内得到问题的全局最优解.%Optimization of the scheduled transit train operating plan is investigated.By using the node partition method, the freight station nodes are transformed into a small-scale sub-network consisting of origin & destination arcs and delay arcs,thus forming a transport network of scheduled transit trains and depicting the whole process of traffic flow explicitly.So optimization of the scheduled transit train operating plan is transformed into design of a network with limitation of conjunct arcs.Taking into consideration the generalized costs of freight transport, the optimization model of the scheduled transit train operating plan is established.The model is a linear integer programming model, which covers the transit plan and makeup plan.The model is solved by Lingo 10.0.The numerical example demonstrates the feasibility of the model and algorithm.

  1. Discussion on operation training and assessment of medical equipment%医疗设备使用人员培训与考核体系探讨

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    金鑫; 龚纯贵


    Objective:To elaborate the operation training process and assessment mechanism of medical equipment, emphasizing the medical device operation should be people-oriented, the use of advanced medical equipment must be after through the improvement training and strict examination, adhere to standardized processes, flexible thinking and methods to operating the medical equipment. So that, makes medical equipment to achieve the desired functionality. Methods: By dividing the kind of related personnel of medical equipment, to illustrate the corresponding training and assessment standards level of each staff. Fully mobilize the working enthusiasm of staff, make them pay attention to the normative operation, and change the values of medical equipment for medical staffs, by using the appropriate rewards and punishment system.Results: The medical equipment operation of operating personnel who participate the appropriate training and grade evaluation could conform to the assessment standards. Conclusion: The safety and effectiveness of medical equipment can be effectively improved by upgrade the operating levels of using staffs, it is effectively extending the medical equipment service life and saving the medical equipment cost while upgrading the overall quality of medical cared by the hospital. It makes further sustainable development of hospital.%目的:阐述医疗设备操作人员培训与考核体系,强调使用医疗设备前应对操作人员进行规范化培训和严格考核,使医疗设备发挥应有的功能。方法:运用系统论分析方法,从医疗设备分类、操作人员类别划分及建立培训机制等3个角度进行分析。结果:将操作人员分为医生、护士、技师、物业人员4个类别;医疗设备分为大型医疗仪器设备、检验类设备、病理诊断类设备、急救和生命支持类设备以及通用类设备5个类别。对各类医疗设备的相应操作人员进行不同级别的培训并实施考

  2. New functional units for coke machine automatic control system

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    Parfenov, G.I.; Bannikov, L.S.; Vakarenko, I.M.; Grishin, S.P.


    A new device used in the control systems of coking plants is discussed. The system is capable of operating in fully automatic, semi-automatic, or manual modes. Examples of the usage of the unit include the stopping of coke machines within limits of +/- 200 mm. It is concluded that the use of the units reduce manufacture, adjustment, and service costs.

  3. Fully automatic oil spill detection from COSMO-SkyMed imagery using a neural network approach (United States)

    Avezzano, Ruggero G.; Del Frate, Fabio; Latini, Daniele


    The increased amount of available Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images acquired over the ocean represents an extraordinary potential for improving oil spill detection activities. On the other side this involves a growing workload on the operators at analysis centers. In addition, even if the operators go through extensive training to learn manual oil spill detection, they can provide different and subjective responses. Hence, the upgrade and improvements of algorithms for automatic detection that can help in screening the images and prioritizing the alarms are of great benefit. In the framework of an ASI Announcement of Opportunity for the exploitation of COSMO-SkyMed data, a research activity (ASI contract L/020/09/0) aiming at studying the possibility to use neural networks architectures to set up fully automatic processing chains using COSMO-SkyMed imagery has been carried out and results are presented in this paper. The automatic identification of an oil spill is seen as a three step process based on segmentation, feature extraction and classification. We observed that a PCNN (Pulse Coupled Neural Network) was capable of providing a satisfactory performance in the different dark spots extraction, close to what it would be produced by manual editing. For the classification task a Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) Neural Network was employed.

  4. Automatic Syntactic Analysis of Free Text. (United States)

    Schwarz, Christoph


    Discusses problems encountered with the syntactic analysis of free text documents in indexing. Postcoordination and precoordination of terms is discussed, an automatic indexing system call COPSY (context operator syntax) that uses natural language processing techniques is described, and future developments are explained. (60 references) (LRW)

  5. On-Line Monitoring System of Operating Condition of the Diesel Generator Set for Air-Conditions of Passenger Train%铁路客车空调发电机组工况在线监控系统

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    马殷元; 姚闯


    To find abnormal operating conditions in time and avoid the diesel generator sets from been cracked-up due to it running with fault too long, the on-line monitoring system is designed. The system consists of moni toring devices installed on each train and a supervisory computer at the centre. The supervisory computer com municates with each device on-board in turn via Internet combined with GPRS( general packet radio service), and collects operating parameters of the generator set constantly. The supervisory computer automatically sends alarm messages to the trainman when paranormal data been detected. The system employs center to multi-terminal communicate mode with TCP to transfer the data. And no-microcomputer monitoring device is adopted in the system. The implemented system with simple structure and high reliability is cost-efficient and can transfer the information faster.%为及时发现铁路客车空调发电机组的异常工况,避免机组长时间带病运行和可能由此导致的设备报废或其他更大损失,设计了发电机组工况在线监控系统.系统由列车上的车载监控装置和一台地面监控中心计算机组成.二者借助通用分组无线业务和互联网结合方式通信,实现了客车运行中发电机组工作参数和报警信息的远程实时传输.系统监测到参数异常时通过车载声光报警、监控计算机声光报警和短信3种方式发出报警.监控系统数据通信传输层采用中心对多终端的TCP底层通信方式.车载监控装置采用无微机设计.实现的系统结构简单、成本低且信息反馈及时.

  6. Research and Application of All-Position Automatic Welding Machine

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    YanZheng; LiangJunzhi; ZengHuilin


    The all-position automatic welding machine system is the special welding system for pipeline girth automatic welding on site, which has been widely used in the long distance pipeline construction projects due to the advantages of automatic control for welding parameters at all position, moving speed of bugs and operating. This automatic pipeline welding system has been successfully used in several main pipeline projects in China, and has been approved by the constructors with the benefits of higher quality passing rate, higher welding efficiency and lower labor intensity.

  7. 77 FR 35108 - Gulf, Colorado & San Saba Railway; Emergency Order To Prevent Operation of Trains Over the... (United States)


    ... between Lometa, Texas, and Brady, Texas. In addition to its main line track, GCSR operates on the Sand... primary commodities include sand and agricultural products. GCSR has designated all track over which it... traffic was approximately 4,200 vehicles. Moreover, the Texas Department of Transportation...

  8. Dynamic training devices in CRM training (United States)

    Lawver, J.


    Pilot training effectiveness and flying safety of a seasonal tour flight company are described. The change from single pilot to two pilot operated twin otters is examined. The use of the ATC 810 training device, its possibilities and training capacity is outlined. Problem areas which may arise, emergency system and pilot/passenger interaction are analyzed.

  9. 采用体验性游戏模型的配电网运行仿真培训系统设计%Design of Experiential Gaming Model-Based Simulation Training System for Distribution Network Operation

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    乔卉; 龚庆武; 江传文


    Leading the theory of experiential learning and the idea of educational games into the development of simulation training system for distribution network operation, and by use of the theory of experiential gaming model a simulation model of distribution network operation is built. According to the experiential gaming model, training aim and features of virtual reality (VR) technology, the simulation process and functions of the 3D distribution operation simulation training system is studied and designed. In the simulation training system for distribution network operation the service-oriented architecture (SOA) is adopted, and the configuration construction of 3D scene of distribution operation and the flexible expansion of simulation application function are realized. This simulation training system can be applied to operation, maintenance and commissioning of distribution network as well as to skill training of distribution dispatchers to improve simulation training effect of distribution operators.%将体验式学习理论和教育游戏理念引入配电网运行仿真培训系统的研发过程,利用体验性游戏模型理论建立了配电网运行仿真模型。配电网运行仿真培训系统采用面向服务的体系结构,实现了配电运行三维场景的组态式构建及仿真应用功能的灵活扩展,可应用于配电运行、检修、调试及调度人员的技能培训,改善了配电生产运行人员的仿真培训效果。

  10. An Incremental Approach to Automatic Algorithm Design

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    LUAN Shangmin; LI Wei


    This paper presents an incrementalapproach to automatic algorithm design, which can be described byalgebraic specifications precisely and conveniently. The definitions ofselection operator and extension operator which can be defined bystrategy relations and transformations are given in order to model theprocess of finding the solution of a problem. Also discussed is itsobject-oriented implementation. The functional specification and thedesign specification for an algorithm are given in one framework so thatthe correctness of the algorithm can be easily proved.

  11. 高速列车运行产生的轮轨噪声预测%Prediction of Wheel - rail Noise by Operating High Speed Train

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    杨新文; 翟婉明; 和振兴


    With the rising of train operation speed, wheel/rail noises are significantly increased. Based on vehicle-track coupled dynamics, random vibration theory and acoustics theory, a model is produced to predict wheel/rail noises by high speed hain operating due to wheel and rail surface roughness, geometric discontinuity in contact, and so on. And the corresponding software WRNOISE (Wheel/Rail Noise)is developed. Compared with existing prediction model TWINS (Track-Wheel Interaction Noise Software), the result shows that the main frequency ranges and trends of the noise of TWINS software simulation values and the present model computation values are consistent. Compared with the model STTIN (Simulation of Train-Track Interaction Noise), the present prediction model can be more fully taken into account the vibration and noise contribution in the axial direction of wheels and the lateral direction of rails. Compared with the noise test values of the high-speed train running on ballasted track and slab track, there are some differences between prediction values of the present model WRNOISE and noise test values, but both trends are in agreement mutually from the viewpoint of wheel-rail noise radiation dominant frequencies.%轮轨噪声随着列车运营速度的提高而显著增大,综合应用车辆-轨道耦合动力学、随机振动理论和声辐射理论,预测由轮轨表面粗糙度、接触不连续几何缺陷等激起的高速列车轮轨噪声,建立轮轨噪声预测模型,并开发相应软件WRNOISE(Wheel/rail Noise).与已有的轮轨噪声预测模型TWINS(Track-Wheel Interaction Noise Software)比较,预测的噪声主频和变化趋势与TWINS的预测结果一致;与STTIN(Simulation ofTrain-TrackInteraction Noise)模型相比,预测模型考虑车轮辐板和钢轨轨腰横向振动噪声的贡献;与有砟和无砟轨道路基区段噪声实测结果的对比表明,WRNOISE模型计算结果与实测结果仍存在一定差异,但

  12. Rate of learning and asymptotic performance in an automatization task and the relation to reading. (United States)

    Hecht, Rozalia; Crewther, David; Crewther, Sheila


    In the present study, direct evidence was sought linking cognitive automatic processing with reading in the general adult population. Reading speed on single-task performance and dual-task performance were compared. A total of 18 adults without dyslexia participated (7 men and 11 women, age M=25.3 yr., SD=2.7). Participants initially were trained in single-task mode on two types of tasks. The first was a central alphanumeric equation task (true or false), which comprised 3 subtests of increasing difficulty, ranging from an easily automated task to a varied and unpredictable mathematical operation. The second task was a peripheral pattern subitization task for which stimulus exposure time was related to performance. Finally, participants received dual-task training, which required simultaneous processing of both tasks. Slower reading speed was significantly related to rate of learning and speed of performance on predictable alphanumeric operations in dual-task conditions. There was no effect of reading speed on performance in the varied alphanumeric task. Faster readers were no better than slower readers on the pattern-subitization task. These findings suggest that faster readers automatized the predictable alphanumeric task more rapidly than slower readers and hence were better able to cope with the dual-task condition.

  13. Automatic Program Development

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    by members of the IFIP Working Group 2.1 of which Bob was an active member. All papers are related to some of the research interests of Bob and, in particular, to the transformational development of programs and their algorithmic derivation from formal specifications. Automatic Program Development offers......Automatic Program Development is a tribute to Robert Paige (1947-1999), our accomplished and respected colleague, and moreover our good friend, whose untimely passing was a loss to our academic and research community. We have collected the revised, updated versions of the papers published in his...... honor in the Higher-Order and Symbolic Computation Journal in the years 2003 and 2005. Among them there are two papers by Bob: (i) a retrospective view of his research lines, and (ii) a proposal for future studies in the area of the automatic program derivation. The book also includes some papers...

  14. Automatic reference level control for an antenna pattern recording system (United States)

    Lipin, R., Jr.


    Automatic gain control system keeps recorder reference levels within 0.2 decibels during operation. System reduces recorder drift during antenna radiation distribution determinations over an eight hour period.


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    Hernández-Tamames Juan Antonio


    Full Text Available This paper presents an automatic approach which classifies structural Magnetic Resonance images into pathological or healthy controls. A classification model was trained to find the boundaries that allow to separate the study groups. The method uses the deformation values from a set of regions, automatically identified as relevant, in a process that selects the statistically significant regions of a t-test under the restriction that this significance must be spatially coherent within a neighborhood of 5 voxels. The proposed method was assessed to distinguish healthy controls from schizophrenia patients. Classification results showed accuracy between 74% and 89%, depending on the stage of the disease and number of training samples.

  16. 一种新型精细化工过程仿真操作培训系统的开发%The development of a novel process simulation operation-training system for fine chemical production processes

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    邹志云; 尚桂如; 桂新军; 刘燕军; 郭宁; 吴春华


    精细化工过程工艺复杂、操作繁琐,对操作人员的操作技能要求高,但用实际生产装置培训操作人员受到很多限制,需要开发仿真操作培训系统来培训操作人员.而现有的仿真培训系统开发方法不易做到模块化、通用化,开发不方便,因此需要研究新的更高效的仿真系统开发方法.使用通用监控和数据采集组态软件(Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition,简称SCADA)作为图形用户界面开发平台,综合应用机理建模法和动态补偿建模法建立过程动态模型,提出了一种新的基于通用监控和数据采集组态软件(SCADA)过程仿真系统开发模式.通过设计一种动态链接库函数,经过组态软件的数据库把动态模型计算程序和图形用户界面相连,成功地实现了过程仿真培训系统的集成,开发了一种SCADA模式精细化工生产过程仿真培训系统,其组成更加模块化,开发方法更加通用化,更易开发.一套精细化工生产装置的仿真培训实践表明,该仿真培训系统操作运行效果生动逼真,能较好地满足生产操作培训需要,改善了操作培训效果,提高了操作培训效率.%Fine chemical processes usually are very complex, and their operations are heavy and complicated. The success operations of fine chemical processes require high skill operators. As there are lots of limitations to use real fine chemical production plants to train operators, we need to develop process operation simulation training system to train process operators. However, the traditional development methods of process operation simulation training system are inconvenient due to their poor modularity, so new development strategies of process operation simulation training system with high efficiency should be studied. In this paper, a new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) simulation-mode is put forward according to the operation training characteristics of fine chemical

  17. Unification of automatic target tracking and automatic target recognition (United States)

    Schachter, Bruce J.


    The subject being addressed is how an automatic target tracker (ATT) and an automatic target recognizer (ATR) can be fused together so tightly and so well that their distinctiveness becomes lost in the merger. This has historically not been the case outside of biology and a few academic papers. The biological model of ATT∪ATR arises from dynamic patterns of activity distributed across many neural circuits and structures (including retina). The information that the brain receives from the eyes is "old news" at the time that it receives it. The eyes and brain forecast a tracked object's future position, rather than relying on received retinal position. Anticipation of the next moment - building up a consistent perception - is accomplished under difficult conditions: motion (eyes, head, body, scene background, target) and processing limitations (neural noise, delays, eye jitter, distractions). Not only does the human vision system surmount these problems, but it has innate mechanisms to exploit motion in support of target detection and classification. Biological vision doesn't normally operate on snapshots. Feature extraction, detection and recognition are spatiotemporal. When vision is viewed as a spatiotemporal process, target detection, recognition, tracking, event detection and activity recognition, do not seem as distinct as they are in current ATT and ATR designs. They appear as similar mechanism taking place at varying time scales. A framework is provided for unifying ATT and ATR.

  18. Automatic text summarization

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    Torres Moreno, Juan Manuel


    This new textbook examines the motivations and the different algorithms for automatic document summarization (ADS). We performed a recent state of the art. The book shows the main problems of ADS, difficulties and the solutions provided by the community. It presents recent advances in ADS, as well as current applications and trends. The approaches are statistical, linguistic and symbolic. Several exemples are included in order to clarify the theoretical concepts.  The books currently available in the area of Automatic Document Summarization are not recent. Powerful algorithms have been develop

  19. Automatic Camera Control

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    Burelli, Paolo; Preuss, Mike


    Automatically generating computer animations is a challenging and complex problem with applications in games and film production. In this paper, we investigate howto translate a shot list for a virtual scene into a series of virtual camera configurations — i.e automatically controlling the virtual...... camera. We approach this problem by modelling it as a dynamic multi-objective optimisation problem and show how this metaphor allows a much richer expressiveness than a classical single objective approach. Finally, we showcase the application of a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm to generate a shot...

  20. Automatic Image-Based Pencil Sketch Rendering

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    王进; 鲍虎军; 周伟华; 彭群生; 徐迎庆


    This paper presents an automatic image-based approach for converting greyscale images to pencil sketches, in which strokes follow the image features. The algorithm first extracts a dense direction field automatically using Logical/Linear operators which embody the drawing mechanism. Next, a reconstruction approach based on a sampling-and-interpolation scheme is introduced to generate stroke paths from the direction field. Finally, pencil strokes are rendered along the specified paths with consideration of image tone and artificial illumination.As an important application, the technique is applied to render portraits from images with little user interaction. The experimental results demonstrate that the approach can automatically achieve compelling pencil sketches from reference images.

  1. An Automatic Hierarchical Delay Analysis Tool

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    FaridMheir-El-Saadi; BozenaKaminska


    The performance analysis of VLSI integrated circuits(ICs) with flat tools is slow and even sometimes impossible to complete.Some hierarchical tools have been developed to speed up the analysis of these large ICs.However,these hierarchical tools suffer from a poor interaction with the CAD database and poorly automatized operations.We introduce a general hierarchical framework for performance analysis to solve these problems.The circuit analysis is automatic under the proposed framework.Information that has been automatically abstracted in the hierarchy is kept in database properties along with the topological information.A limited software implementation of the framework,PREDICT,has also been developed to analyze the delay performance.Experimental results show that hierarchical analysis CPU time and memory requirements are low if heuristics are used during the abstraction process.

  2. Automatic Age Estimation System for Face Images

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    Chin-Teng Lin


    Full Text Available Humans are the most important tracking objects in surveillance systems. However, human tracking is not enough to provide the required information for personalized recognition. In this paper, we present a novel and reliable framework for automatic age estimation based on computer vision. It exploits global face features based on the combination of Gabor wavelets and orthogonal locality preserving projections. In addition, the proposed system can extract face aging features automatically in real‐time. This means that the proposed system has more potential in applications compared to other semi‐automatic systems. The results obtained from this novel approach could provide clearer insight for operators in the field of age estimation to develop real‐world applications.

  3. 构建经营模拟平台培养企业会计人才%Constructing the Platform for Operation Simulating and Training the Enterprise Accounting Talents

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    This paper presented the project of virtual platform for enterprise operation, that is “ERP sand table simulation + ERP system simulation + the enterprise decision simulation challenge” constructs a system ,according to the requirements of enterprise accounting. The practical training from basic accounting and accounting information to intermediate and advanced accounting with the platform was implemented. It can layeredly and systematizedly gradually train the comprehensive qualities and innovative abilities of enterprise accounting staff.%根据企业会计人员能力要求,提出了"ERP沙盘模拟+ERP系统模拟+企业决策模拟对抗"三位一体的企业经营模拟平台建设方案,通过该平台实施基础会计、会计信息化到中、高级会计的实训,层次化、系统化地逐步培养企业会计综合素质和创新能力.

  4. Generation of trains of ultrashort microwave pulses by two coupled helical gyro-TWTs operating in regimes of amplification and nonlinear absorption (United States)

    Ginzburg, N. S.; Denisov, G. G.; Vilkov, M. N.; Sergeev, A. S.; Zotova, I. V.; Samsonov, S. V.; Mishakin, S. V.


    Based on a time-domain model, we demonstrate that a periodic train of powerful ultrashort microwave pulses can be generated in an electron oscillator consisting of two coupled helically corrugated gyrotron travelling wave tubes (gyro-TWTs) operating in regimes of amplification and saturable absorption, respectively. The mechanism of pulse formation in such an oscillator is based on the effect of passive mode-locking widely used in laser physics. Saturable absorption can be implemented in a gyro-TWT in the Kompfner dip regime by a proper matching of the guiding magnetic field. According to simulations with the parameters of an experimentally realized Ka-band gyro-TWT, the peak power of generated pulses with a duration of 200 ps can achieve 400 kW.

  5. Human Resources Development and Technical Cooperation - pursue safer operation. Directorate General of Mines Safety Training Program Australia - India, 1997-2001

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    Rowan, G. [CSIRO (Australia)


    This paper details the project, which was performed under the Memorandum of Understanding 'Agreement on Development Cooperation between India and Australia' signed in 1990. In its initial phase the objective was to review the existing procedures and practices in mine safety in India and to update these based on contemporary practices in a country employing more advanced mining technology - Australia. Other objectives were to expose Indian Mines Inspectors to mining conditions and practices in Australia to mining conditions and practices in Australia, and to train a number of inspectors in managing mine safety using techniques which render operators responsible for the health and safety of mineworkers in individual mines. The project summary section of this paper details the initial and expanded objectives of the project as well as the achieved outcomes. It further details several key findings and recommendations for organizations considering entering into similar projects. 1 fig., 6 tabs., 1 annex.

  6. What is automatized during perceptual categorization? (United States)

    Roeder, Jessica L; Ashby, F Gregory


    An experiment is described that tested whether stimulus-response associations or an abstract rule are automatized during extensive practice at perceptual categorization. Twenty-seven participants each completed 12,300 trials of perceptual categorization, either on rule-based (RB) categories that could be learned explicitly or information-integration (II) categories that required procedural learning. Each participant practiced predominantly on a primary category structure, but every third session they switched to a secondary structure that used the same stimuli and responses. Half the stimuli retained their same response on the primary and secondary categories (the congruent stimuli) and half switched responses (the incongruent stimuli). Several results stood out. First, performance on the primary categories met the standard criteria of automaticity by the end of training. Second, for the primary categories in the RB condition, accuracy and response time (RT) were identical on congruent and incongruent stimuli. In contrast, for the primary II categories, accuracy was higher and RT was lower for congruent than for incongruent stimuli. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that rules are automatized in RB tasks, whereas stimulus-response associations are automatized in II tasks. A cognitive neuroscience theory is proposed that accounts for these results.

  7. Automatic TLI recognition system, general description

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    Lassahn, G.D.


    This report is a general description of an automatic target recognition system developed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for the Department of Energy. A user`s manual is a separate volume, Automatic TLI Recognition System, User`s Guide, and a programmer`s manual is Automatic TLI Recognition System, Programmer`s Guide. This system was designed as an automatic target recognition system for fast screening of large amounts of multi-sensor image data, based on low-cost parallel processors. This system naturally incorporates image data fusion, and it gives uncertainty estimates. It is relatively low cost, compact, and transportable. The software is easily enhanced to expand the system`s capabilities, and the hardware is easily expandable to increase the system`s speed. In addition to its primary function as a trainable target recognition system, this is also a versatile, general-purpose tool for image manipulation and analysis, which can be either keyboard-driven or script-driven. This report includes descriptions of three variants of the computer hardware, a description of the mathematical basis if the training process, and a description with examples of the system capabilities.

  8. Realistic Radio Communications in Pilot Simulator Training (United States)

    Burki-Cohen, Judith; Kendra, Andrew J.; Kanki, Barbara G.; Lee, Alfred T.


    Simulators used for total training and evaluation of airline pilots must satisfy stringent criteria in order to assure their adequacy for training and checking maneuvers. Air traffic control and company radio communications simulation, however, may still be left to role-play by the already taxed instructor/evaluators in spite of their central importance in every aspect of the flight environment. The underlying premise of this research is that providing a realistic radio communications environment would increase safety by enhancing pilot training and evaluation. This report summarizes the first-year efforts of assessing the requirement and feasibility of simulating radio communications automatically. A review of the training and crew resource/task management literature showed both practical and theoretical support for the need for realistic radio communications simulation. A survey of 29 instructor/evaluators from 14 airlines revealed that radio communications are mainly role-played by the instructor/evaluators. This increases instructor/evaluators' own workload while unrealistically lowering pilot communications load compared to actual operations, with a concomitant loss in training/evaluation effectiveness. A technology review searching for an automated means of providing radio communications to and from aircraft with minimal human effort showed that while promising, the technology is still immature. Further research and the need for establishing a proof-of-concept are also discussed.

  9. 14 CFR 25.904 - Automatic takeoff thrust control system (ATTCS). (United States)


    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Automatic takeoff thrust control system... Automatic takeoff thrust control system (ATTCS). Each applicant seeking approval for installation of an engine power control system that automatically resets the power or thrust on the operating engine(s)...

  10. Improved Support Vector Machine Approach Based on Determining Thresholds Automatically

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    WANG Xiao-hua; YAN Xue-mei; WANG Xiao-guang


    To improve the training speed of support vector machine (SVM), a method called improved center distance ratio method (ICDRM) with determining thresholds automatically is presented here without reduce the identification rate. In this method border vectors are chosen from the given samples by comparing sample vectors with center distance ratio in advance. The number of training samples is reduced greatly and the training speed is improved. This method is used to the identification for license plate characters. Experimental results show that the improved SVM method-ICDRM does well at identification rate and training speed.

  11. Automatic Fastening Large Structures: a New Approach (United States)

    Lumley, D. F.


    The external tank (ET) intertank structure for the space shuttle, a 27.5 ft diameter 22.5 ft long externally stiffened mechanically fastened skin-stringer-frame structure, was a labor intensitive manual structure built on a modified Saturn tooling position. A new approach was developed based on half-section subassemblies. The heart of this manufacturing approach will be 33 ft high vertical automatic riveting system with a 28 ft rotary positioner coming on-line in mid 1985. The Automatic Riveting System incorporates many of the latest automatic riveting technologies. Key features include: vertical columns with two sets of independently operating CNC drill-riveting heads; capability of drill, insert and upset any one piece fastener up to 3/8 inch diameter including slugs without displacing the workpiece offset bucking ram with programmable rotation and deep retraction; vision system for automatic parts program re-synchronization and part edge margin control; and an automatic rivet selection/handling system.

  12. Automatic Complexity Analysis

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    Rosendahl, Mads


    One way to analyse programs is to to derive expressions for their computational behaviour. A time bound function (or worst-case complexity) gives an upper bound for the computation time as a function of the size of input. We describe a system to derive such time bounds automatically using abstract...

  13. Exploring Automatization Processes. (United States)

    DeKeyser, Robert M.


    Presents the rationale for and the results of a pilot study attempting to document in detail how automatization takes place as the result of different kinds of intensive practice. Results show that reaction times and error rates gradually decline with practice, and the practice effect is skill-specific. (36 references) (CK)

  14. 一种新型自动变速器行星轮系的设计与分析%Design and Analysis of A New Automatic Transmission Planetary Gear Train

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    夏鹏飞; 汪韶杰; 李旗号


    The planetary gear train is designed on the basis of the structural characteristics of parallel planetary gear train automation transmission .The model of planetary gear train is built by Pro/E software ,the modal analysis is conducted by finite element analysis software ANSYS ,and the natural frequencies and mode shapes of planetary gear train are obtained .This method provides the impor‐tant modal parameters for parallel planetary gear train automation transmission performance optimization ,and lays the theoretical ba‐sis for further improvement on its structure design .%针对并联行星轮系自动变速器的结构特点设计出行星轮系,利用三维建模软件Pro/E建立行星轮系模型,并用有限元分析软件ANSYS对所设计的行星齿轮系进行模态有限元分析,从而可以得出行星轮系的固有频率以及振型,为并联行星轮系自动变速器传动性能的优化提供重要的模态参数,同时也为结构的改进设计提供了理论依据。

  15. Comparative evaluation of autofocus algorithms for a real-time system for automatic detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. (United States)

    Mateos-Pérez, José María; Redondo, Rafael; Nava, Rodrigo; Valdiviezo, Juan C; Cristóbal, Gabriel; Escalante-Ramírez, Boris; Ruiz-Serrano, María Jesús; Pascau, Javier; Desco, Manuel


    Microscopy images must be acquired at the optimal focal plane for the objects of interest in a scene. Although manual focusing is a standard task for a trained observer, automatic systems often fail to properly find the focal plane under different microscope imaging modalities such as bright field microscopy or phase contrast microscopy. This article assesses several autofocus algorithms applied in the study of fluorescence-labeled tuberculosis bacteria. The goal of this work was to find the optimal algorithm in order to build an automatic real-time system for diagnosing sputum smear samples, where both accuracy and computational time are important. We analyzed 13 focusing methods, ranging from well-known algorithms to the most recently proposed functions. We took into consideration criteria that are inherent to the autofocus function, such as accuracy, computational cost, and robustness to noise and to illumination changes. We also analyzed the additional benefit provided by preprocessing techniques based on morphological operators and image projection profiling.

  16. Automaticity and Reading: Perspectives from the Instance Theory of Automatization. (United States)

    Logan, Gordon D.


    Reviews recent literature on automaticity, defining the criteria that distinguish automatic processing from non-automatic processing, and describing modern theories of the underlying mechanisms. Focuses on evidence from studies of reading and draws implications from theory and data for practical issues in teaching reading. Suggests that…

  17. Test and Research on Frequency Features and Equivalent Frequencies of Noise in Operation of Train%列车运行噪声频率特性及等效频率试验研究

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    The test and research are made on the frequency features of thestable radiation noise in operation of passenger and freight trains.Through analysis of the train operation test data,the distribution features of the radiation noise frequency and the equivalent frequency values under different speeds in operation of the train are obtained.%对客货列车运行稳态辐射噪声的频率特性进行了试验研究,通过分析列车运行试验数据,得出列车运行辐射噪声频率分布特性及不同速度下的等效频率值。

  18. Towards automatic classification of all WISE sources

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    Kurcz, Agnieszka; Solarz, Aleksandra; Krupa, Magdalena; Pollo, Agnieszka; Małek, Katarzyna


    The WISE satellite has detected hundreds of millions sources over the entire sky. Classifying them reliably is however a challenging task due to degeneracies in WISE multicolour space and low levels of detection in its two longest-wavelength bandpasses. Here we aim at obtaining comprehensive and reliable star, galaxy and quasar catalogues based on automatic source classification in full-sky WISE data. This means that the final classification will employ only parameters available from WISE itself, in particular those reliably measured for a majority of sources. For the automatic classification we applied the support vector machines (SVM) algorithm, which requires a training sample with relevant classes already identified, and we chose to use the SDSS spectroscopic dataset for that purpose. By calibrating the classifier on the test data drawn from SDSS, we first established that a polynomial kernel is preferred over a radial one for this particular dataset. Next, using three classification parameters (W1 magnit...

  19. Towards an Automatic Ice Navigation Support System in the Arctic Sea

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    Xintao Liu


    Full Text Available Conventional ice navigation in the sea is manually operated by well-trained navigators, whose experiences are heavily relied upon to guarantee the ship’s safety. Despite the increasingly available ice data and information, little has been done to develop an automatic ice navigation support system to better guide ships in the sea. In this study, using the vector-formatted ice data and navigation codes in northern regions, we calculate ice numeral and divide sea area into two parts: continuous navigable area and the counterpart numerous separate unnavigable area. We generate Voronoi Diagrams for the obstacle areas and build a road network-like graph for connections in the sea. Based on such a network, we design and develop a geographic information system (GIS package to automatically compute the safest-and-shortest routes for different types of ships between origin and destination (OD pairs. A visibility tool, Isovist, is also implemented to help automatically identify safe navigable areas in emergency situations. The developed GIS package is shared online as an open source project called NavSpace, available for validation and extension, e.g., indoor navigation service. This work would promote the development of ice navigation support system and potentially enhance the safety of ice navigation in the Arctic sea.

  20. Integration of Morphology and Graph-based Techniques for Fully Automatic Liver Segmentation

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    Hans Burkhardt


    Full Text Available Here a fully 3D algorithm for automatic liver segmentation from CT volumetric datasets is presented. The algorithm starts by smoothing the original volume using anisotropic diffusion. The coarse liver region is obtained from the threshold process that is based on a priori knowledge. Then, several morphological operations is performed such as operating the liver to detach the unwanted region connected to the liver and finding the largest component using the connected component labeling (CCL algorithm. At this stage, both 3D and 2D CCL is done subsequently. However, in 2D CCL, the adjacent slices are also affected from current slice changes. Finally, the boundary of the liver is refined using graph-cuts solver. Our algorithm does not require any user interaction or training datasets to be used. The algorithm has been evaluated on 10 CT scans of the liver and the results are encouraging to poor quality of images.

  1. Automatic facial feature extraction and expression recognition based on neural network

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    Khandait, S P; Khandait, P D


    In this paper, an approach to the problem of automatic facial feature extraction from a still frontal posed image and classification and recognition of facial expression and hence emotion and mood of a person is presented. Feed forward back propagation neural network is used as a classifier for classifying the expressions of supplied face into seven basic categories like surprise, neutral, sad, disgust, fear, happy and angry. For face portion segmentation and localization, morphological image processing operations are used. Permanent facial features like eyebrows, eyes, mouth and nose are extracted using SUSAN edge detection operator, facial geometry, edge projection analysis. Experiments are carried out on JAFFE facial expression database and gives better performance in terms of 100% accuracy for training set and 95.26% accuracy for test set.

  2. 探究计算机一级Word和Excel操作自动评分的实现%On the Realization of a Computer Word and Excel Operation Automatic Scoring

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    Word和Excel操作自动评分是计算机一级评分中的重要内容,计算机一级涉及考生多,实现公正客观的评分并不容易。在计算机一级评分过程中工作人员可以通过VBA技术来实现对考生答案的自动评分。当前在考生日益增加的背景下加强对这一技术的研究具有重要意义。在今后考试评分过程中运用这一技术能够实现快速自动的评分。本文将重点探讨如何通过VBA来实现自动评分。%The Word and Excelloperation automatic scoring is an important part of the computer level 1 examination grading.To examinees,it is not easy to realize fair and objective score.The staff in the computer grading process can realize automatic scoring for candidates’ answers by VBA technology.It is very important to enhance the study on this technology under the current background that candidates are increasing in number day by day.Application of this technology in the future can realize fast automatic scoring in the grading process.This paper focuses on how to realize the automatic score through VBA.

  3. Realizing parameterless automatic classification of remote sensing imagery using ontology engineering and cyberinfrastructure techniques (United States)

    Sun, Ziheng; Fang, Hui; Di, Liping; Yue, Peng


    It was an untouchable dream for remote sensing experts to realize total automatic image classification without inputting any parameter values. Experts usually spend hours and hours on tuning the input parameters of classification algorithms in order to obtain the best results. With the rapid development of knowledge engineering and cyberinfrastructure, a lot of data processing and knowledge reasoning capabilities become online accessible, shareable and interoperable. Based on these recent improvements, this paper presents an idea of parameterless automatic classification which only requires an image and automatically outputs a labeled vector. No parameters and operations are needed from endpoint consumers. An approach is proposed to realize the idea. It adopts an ontology database to store the experiences of tuning values for classifiers. A sample database is used to record training samples of image segments. Geoprocessing Web services are used as functionality blocks to finish basic classification steps. Workflow technology is involved to turn the overall image classification into a total automatic process. A Web-based prototypical system named PACS (Parameterless Automatic Classification System) is implemented. A number of images are fed into the system for evaluation purposes. The results show that the approach could automatically classify remote sensing images and have a fairly good average accuracy. It is indicated that the classified results will be more accurate if the two databases have higher quality. Once the experiences and samples in the databases are accumulated as many as an expert has, the approach should be able to get the results with similar quality to that a human expert can get. Since the approach is total automatic and parameterless, it can not only relieve remote sensing workers from the heavy and time-consuming parameter tuning work, but also significantly shorten the waiting time for consumers and facilitate them to engage in image

  4. Design of Simulative Winch Control System for Subsea Operation and Training%水下作业培训用绞车模拟控制系统设计

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    邢传胜; 苏锋; 付剑波; 段梦兰; 侯莉


    The traditional winch training during the process of underwater operation required a lot of equipment,energy and raw materials,and the training cost is very high but the effect is not ide-al.A simulative winch control system for subsea operation and training is designed.The system can simulate the winch’s routine operation of lifting and lowering to simulate the acquisition of the speed,tension,depth and other parameters during the decentralization process,simulate the system functions,such as emergency braking,system parameters setting,alarm etc.The simulative system can be widely applied to the skill training and assessment of the winch operator,shorten-ing the training cycle,improving the training quality and efficiency,and reducing security risks and training cost.%传统水下作业过程中的绞车工种培训需投入大量设备、能源及原材料,培训考核成本高,效果不理想。设计了用于水下作业培训的绞车模拟控制系统,该系统可模拟绞车上提下放等常规操作;可仿真采集下放过程的速度、张力、深度等参数;可仿真实现系统紧急制动、系统参数设置、报警等功能。仿真系统可广泛应用于绞车操作人员的技能培训和考核,可达到缩短培训周期、提高培训质量和培训效率、降低安全风险和培训成本的目的。

  5. 铁路行车安全事故分析及防范对策%Analysis and Countermeasure of Accidents in the Train Operation

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    Safe operation is the top priority of the railway industry. Under the ages background of Chinese railway transportation progress toward high-speed, whether the work of railway safe operation can follow up simultaneous or not is the very important issues concerns the success or failure of Chinese railway development. Combining the accident cases in railway history, the reason that causes different railway accidents happened in the process of train operation is analyzed; then the contents of railway safety security system are listed up, and novel suggestions for every aspect are put forward. It is worthy for deep thinking of all railway workers.%当前中国铁路运行实现了高速化和自动化,行车安全保障体系能否到位关系到人民生命乃至经济发展的重要问题。保证行车安全一直是铁路运行中最关键的研究课题。结合事故案例,对导致铁路行车安全事故发生的原因进行了分析,列举了铁路行车安全保障体系的结构和组成部分,并针对相关工作提出了创新性的建议。值得所有铁路同行深入思考。

  6. Automaticity or active control

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    Tudoran, Ana Alina; Olsen, Svein Ottar

    aspects of the construct, such as routine, inertia, automaticity, or very little conscious deliberation. The data consist of 2962 consumers participating in a large European survey. The results show that habit strength significantly moderates the association between satisfaction and action loyalty, and......This study addresses the quasi-moderating role of habit strength in explaining action loyalty. A model of loyalty behaviour is proposed that extends the traditional satisfaction–intention–action loyalty network. Habit strength is conceptualised as a cognitive construct to refer to the psychological......, respectively, between intended loyalty and action loyalty. At high levels of habit strength, consumers are more likely to free up cognitive resources and incline the balance from controlled to routine and automatic-like responses....

  7. Automatic trend estimation

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    Vamos¸, C˘alin


    Our book introduces a method to evaluate the accuracy of trend estimation algorithms under conditions similar to those encountered in real time series processing. This method is based on Monte Carlo experiments with artificial time series numerically generated by an original algorithm. The second part of the book contains several automatic algorithms for trend estimation and time series partitioning. The source codes of the computer programs implementing these original automatic algorithms are given in the appendix and will be freely available on the web. The book contains clear statement of the conditions and the approximations under which the algorithms work, as well as the proper interpretation of their results. We illustrate the functioning of the analyzed algorithms by processing time series from astrophysics, finance, biophysics, and paleoclimatology. The numerical experiment method extensively used in our book is already in common use in computational and statistical physics.

  8. On the Control of Automatic Processes: A Parallel Distributed Processing Account of the Stroop Effect. (United States)

    Cohen, Jonathan D.; And Others


    It is proposed that attributes of automatization depend on the strength of a processing pathway, and that strength increases with training. With the Stroop effect as an example, automatic processes are shown through simulation to be continuous and to emerge gradually with practice. (SLD)

  9. Using numerosity judgments to determine what is learned during automatization. (United States)

    Green, J T


    An important question in learning is the nature of the information required to support skilled, or automatic, performance. In 2 experiments, participants counted patterns of 8-10 objects displayed on a computer screen for 4 sessions of 240 trials each before being transferred to a different set of patterns for a final session of 240 trials. The patterns in the final session differed from those seen in the 4 training sessions in either overall configuration (Experiment 1) or identity of constituents (Experiment 2). Results indicated that both types of information are important in learning and automatization of a counting task and support the idea that what is attended to during training will be necessary to support subsequent automatic performance.

  10. Automatic food decisions

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    Mueller Loose, Simone

    Consumers' food decisions are to a large extent shaped by automatic processes, which are either internally directed through learned habits and routines or externally influenced by context factors and visual information triggers. Innovative research methods such as eye tracking, choice experiments...... and food diaries allow us to better understand the impact of unconscious processes on consumers' food choices. Simone Mueller Loose will provide an overview of recent research insights into the effects of habit and context on consumers' food choices....

  11. Operational Readiness Verification, Phase 3. A Field Study at a Swedish NPP during a Productive Outage (Safety-train Outage)

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    Hollnagel, Erik [Linkoeping Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Computer and Information Science; Gauthereau, Vincent; Persson, Bodil [Linkoeping Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Industrial Engineering


    This report describes the results from Phase III of a study on Operational Readiness Verification (ORV) that was carried out from December 2002 to November 2003. The work comprised a field study of ORV activities at a Swedish NPP during a planned productive outage, which allowed empirical work to be conducted in an appropriate environment with good accessibility to technical staff. One conclusion from Phase I of this project was the need to look more closely at the differences between three levels or types of tests that occur in ORV: object (component) test, system level test and (safety) function test, and to analyse the different steps of testing in order to understand the nontrivial relations between tests and safety. A second conclusion was the need to take a closer look at the organisation's ability to improvise in the sense of adjusting pre-defined plans to the actual conditions under which they are to be carried out. Phase II of the project found that although all three types of test occurred, they were rather used according to need rather than to a predefined arrangement or procedure. The complexity of ORV could be understood and described by using the concepts of Community of Practice, embedding, and Efficiency-Thoroughness Trade-Off. In addition, organisation and the different communities of practice improvise by adjusting pre-defined plans or work orders to the existing conditions. Such improvisations take place both on the levels of individual actions, on the level of communities of practice, and on the organisational level. The ability to improvise is practically a necessity for work to be carried out, but is also a potential risk. Phase III of the project studied how tasks are adapted relative to the different types of embedding and the degree of correspondence between nominal and actual ORV. It also looked further at the different Communities of Practice that are part of maintenance and ORV, focusing on the coordination and communication between

  12. Acquisition of Automatic Imitation Is Sensitive to Sensorimotor Contingency (United States)

    Cook, Richard; Press, Clare; Dickinson, Anthony; Heyes, Cecilia


    The associative sequence learning model proposes that the development of the mirror system depends on the same mechanisms of associative learning that mediate Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning. To test this model, two experiments used the reduction of automatic imitation through incompatible sensorimotor training to assess whether mirror…

  13. Automatic generation of gene finders for eukaryotic species

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    Terkelsen, Kasper Munch; Krogh, A.


    Background The number of sequenced eukaryotic genomes is rapidly increasing. This means that over time it will be hard to keep supplying customised gene finders for each genome. This calls for procedures to automatically generate species-specific gene finders and to re-train them as the quantity...

  14. Automatization of lexicographic work

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    Iztok Kosem


    Full Text Available A new approach to lexicographic work, in which the lexicographer is seen more as a validator of the choices made by computer, was recently envisaged by Rundell and Kilgarriff (2011. In this paper, we describe an experiment using such an approach during the creation of Slovene Lexical Database (Gantar, Krek, 2011. The corpus data, i.e. grammatical relations, collocations, examples, and grammatical labels, were automatically extracted from 1,18-billion-word Gigafida corpus of Slovene. The evaluation of the extracted data consisted of making a comparison between the time spent writing a manual entry and a (semi-automatic entry, and identifying potential improvements in the extraction algorithm and in the presentation of data. An important finding was that the automatic approach was far more effective than the manual approach, without any significant loss of information. Based on our experience, we would propose a slightly revised version of the approach envisaged by Rundell and Kilgarriff in which the validation of data is left to lower-level linguists or crowd-sourcing, whereas high-level tasks such as meaning description remain the domain of lexicographers. Such an approach indeed reduces the scope of lexicographer’s work, however it also results in the ability of bringing the content to the users more quickly.

  15. 武广客运专线动车组运用优化模型及求解思路%Train-set Operation Optimization Model of Wuhan-Guangzhou Dedicated Passenger Line and Its Solution Method

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    Train-set operation is the important operation. The operation efficiency of train-set content of the dedicated passenger line and the dedicated passenger line can be effectively improved through train-set operation optimization. When a train diagram is given,the train-set ownership, maintenance rules, operation mode and operation time standard are important factors for train-set scheduling. In view of Wuhan-Guangzhou dedicated passenger line, based on the analysis of the repair system and operation mode of train-set, with a given organization scheme, this paper established a train-set operation optimization model considering the daily maintenance and overhaul, which has the objectives of minimizing the number of train-setsto complete the tas train-sets. And the in to a single object problem) network mod ks according to the train diagram and balancing the utilization rate of solution method of this optimization model was given. First, simplified it ive programming model, and then transformed it into a TSP (Traveling salesman el of train-set operation that could be solved with the ant colony algorithm.%动车组运用是客运专线运营的重要内容,通过动车组的运用优化可以有效的提高动车组运用效率以及客运专线运营效率。在给定列车运行图条件下,动车组所属权、检修规程、运用方式和作业时间标准是影响其运用计划编制的重要内容。针对武广客运专线,在分析武广客运专线动车组的修程修制和运用方式的基础上,结合给定的列车开行方案,以完成列车运行图任务所需动车组数量最少和动车组运用率均衡为目标,建立了考虑日常检修和一级检修的武广客运专线动车组运用优化模型,并给出了该优化模型的求解思路。作者首先将该模型简化为单目标规划问题,然后将其转化为动车组运用的TSP网络模型,该模型可以用蚁群算法进行求解。

  16. Effects of endurance training with vibrating strength pneumatically loaded by automatic frequency conversion on the strength level of male swimmers%自变频气动加载振动力量耐力训练对男子游泳运动员力量水平的影响

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      By using a patented new training device with vibrating strength pneumatically loaded by automatic fre-quency conversion, the author carried out 8-week vibrating and pneumatically loaded dynamic strength training on 12 class 1 male swimmers, acquired such indexes as maximum moving speed, maximum dynamic strength (1RM), maximum strength power, dynamic strength endurance (nRM) and maximum isometric strength and upper arm cir-cumference before and after the experiment by means of measurements identical to training modes, and drew the following conclusions by analyzing the results: both vibrating and traditional strength training methods can enhance dynamic strength endurance, and their effects are equivalent; as compared with traditional strength training, vibrat-ing strength training is better in developing maximum dynamic strength, quick strength and moving speed.%  运用获专利的新型自变频气动加载振动力量训练器,对12名1级男子游泳运动员进行了8周的振动和气动加载动态力量耐力训练,通过与训练方式相同的测量获得了实验前后动作最大速度、最大动态力(1RM)、最大力量功率、动态力量耐力(nRM)和最大等长力量以及上臂围度指标。结果表明:振动与传统力量(气动加载)训练方法均可提高动态力量耐力,效果相当;相比传统的力量训练,振动力量训练的优势在于发展最大动态力量、快速力量和动作速度。

  17. Automatic surface inoculation of agar trays. (United States)

    Wilkins, J. R.; Mills, S. M.; Boykin, E. H.


    Description of a machine and technique for the automatic inoculation of a plastic tray containing agar media with a culture, using either a conventional inoculation loop or a cotton swab. The design of the machine is simple, it is easy to use, and it relieves the operator from the manual task of streaking cultures. The described technique makes possible the visualization of the overall qualitative and, to some extent, quantitative relationships of various bacterial types in a sample tested.

  18. The influence of grade special training mode to reduce operating room errors intraoperative care%分级专项培训模式对降低手术室术中护理失误的影响

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    Objective:To investigate the implementation of special training mode classification affect the operating room nursing mistakes and work efficien -cy.Methods:By April 2013 in our hospital operating room operating room nurses'grade special training,the training content is divided into three operating projects,through 48 hours theory,24 practical teaching and learning online learning and exchange,recording credits,assessment by the next stage of learn-ing.Comparing the training in April 2013 -March 2014 and April 2012 -March 2013 trainees core competencies, nursing mistakes and work efficiency and pre -service training.Results:After training nurses core skills assessment of each item score and total score was significantly higher than before the training , the differences were statistically significant(P <0.05);the total number of mistakes from the previous nursing training is reduced, the difference was statis-tically significance(P <0.05);after waiting for train operation time,preoperative materials preparation time,surgery time and surgical articles take hold time were significantly shorter than the control group,a statistically significant difference(P <0.05).Conclusions:By operating room specialist training specialist nurses,operating room nurses to effectively improve the level of business,adding a special classification in the training operation training is necessary,so that nurses have complete control of special vocational skills.%目的:探讨实行手术室分级专项培训模式对护理失误及工作效率的影响。方法:通过2013年4月对我院手术室开展手术室护士分级专项培训,将培训内容分为三级操作项目,通过48学时理论、24学习实践教学及网络学习与交流,记录学分,考核通过进入下一阶段学习。比较培训后(2013年4月~2014年3月)与培训前(2012年4月~2013年3月)参训人员核心能力、护理失误及工作效率。结果:培训后护士的核心能力考

  19. Real-time automatic registration in optical surgical navigation (United States)

    Lin, Qinyong; Yang, Rongqian; Cai, Ken; Si, Xuan; Chen, Xiuwen; Wu, Xiaoming


    An image-guided surgical navigation system requires the improvement of the patient-to-image registration time to enhance the convenience of the registration procedure. A critical step in achieving this aim is performing a fully automatic patient-to-image registration. This study reports on a design of custom fiducial markers and the performance of a real-time automatic patient-to-image registration method using these markers on the basis of an optical tracking system for rigid anatomy. The custom fiducial markers are designed to be automatically localized in both patient and image spaces. An automatic localization method is performed by registering a point cloud sampled from the three dimensional (3D) pedestal model surface of a fiducial marker to each pedestal of fiducial markers searched in image space. A head phantom is constructed to estimate the performance of the real-time automatic registration method under four fiducial configurations. The head phantom experimental results demonstrate that the real-time automatic registration method is more convenient, rapid, and accurate than the manual method. The time required for each registration is approximately 0.1 s. The automatic localization method precisely localizes the fiducial markers in image space. The averaged target registration error for the four configurations is approximately 0.7 mm. The automatic registration performance is independent of the positions relative to the tracking system and the movement of the patient during the operation.

  20. Train Operation Calculation Method of Rail Transit Based on Variable Step-Size Iterative Approximation%基于变步长迭代逼近的轨道交通列车运行计算方法

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    The existing methods have such problems as large calculation error, low calculation efficiency, application risks and so on. Therefore, a method for train operation calculation of rail transit based on variable step size iteration approximation was presented. According to train operation path, the guaranteed e-mergency braking limit points and stopping service braking points were determined to calculate train traction operation curve. Variable step size iteration approximation method was adopted to calculate the positions of guaranteed emergency braking trigger point and stopping service braking trigger point. The positions of guaranteed emergency braking trigger point were taken as non-stopping service braking trigger point positions. Based on these positions, train uniform speed operation curve, non-stopping service braking curve and stopping service braking curve were calculated. Thus, the most efficient train operation curve was shaped. This method was adopted for example calculation, and results show that both the efficiency and accuracy of train operation calculation are higher. The calculation results accord with the safety control principle for actual train operation. The accuracy and efficiency of train operation calculation can be effectively controlled through adjusting the threshold value of permissible position error. The calculated train operation curve basically coincides with the actual train operation curve.%既有轨道交通列车运行计算方法存在计算误差大、效率低、应用有风险等问题,因此提出1种基于变步长迭代逼近的轨道交通列车运行计算方法.根据列车运行路径,确定保障紧急制动限制点和停站常用制动停车点,计算列车牵引运行曲线;采用变步长迭代逼近方法计算确定保障紧急制动触发点位置和停站常用制动触发点位置,将保障紧急制动触发点位置作为非停站常用制动触发点位置;据此位置计算列车匀速运行曲线、

  1. 可编程控制器在进线母联自动切换操作方法上的应用%Application of Programmable Logic Controller in Automatic Switching Operation Between Incoming Cabinet and Bus Tie Breaker Cabinet

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    刘永春; 张国忠; 何鸿艺


    Aiming at the shortcoming existing in the traditional automatic switching operation between the incoming cabinet and the bus tie breaker cabinet at 6 kV high-voltage substation, this paper proposed to adopt programmable logic controller control (PLC) technology to re-alize new ways of automatically switching, building up the simulation model of substation, expounding manners and contents of the switch-ing operation, enumerating the I/O allocation table controlled by PLC and giving the external wiring diagram and the control ladder diagram. Experimental tests show that the method not only makes all kinds of operation function more perfect, but also makes the operation procedure correct and unique, and it can immediately send light and sound alarm signals for any wrong operation, without causing substantive misop-eration results.%针对6 kV高压变电站进线柜与母联柜传统自动切换操作中存在的不足,提出采用可编程控制器(PLC)控制技术实现自动切换的新方法。建立了变电站的仿真模型,阐述了倒闸操作的方式与内容,列举了PLC控制的I/O分配表,给出了外部接线图以及控制梯形图等。经实验测试,该方法不仅使各种操作功能更加完备,而且操作途径正确、唯一,对错误的操作能立即发出声光报警信号,而不会引起实质性的误操作结果。

  2. A method of automatic control procedures cardiopulmonary resuscitation (United States)

    Bureev, A. Sh.; Zhdanov, D. S.; Kiseleva, E. Yu.; Kutsov, M. S.; Trifonov, A. Yu.


    The study is to present the results of works on creation of methods of automatic control procedures of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A method of automatic control procedure of CPR by evaluating the acoustic data of the dynamics of blood flow in the bifurcation of carotid arteries and the dynamics of air flow in a trachea according to the current guidelines for CPR is presented. Evaluation of the patient is carried out by analyzing the respiratory noise and blood flow in the interspaces between the chest compressions and artificial pulmonary ventilation. The device operation algorithm of automatic control procedures of CPR and its block diagram has been developed.

  3. Automatic Classification of Marine Mammals with Speaker Classification Methods. (United States)

    Kreimeyer, Roman; Ludwig, Stefan


    We present an automatic acoustic classifier for marine mammals based on human speaker classification methods as an element of a passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) tool. This work is part of the Protection of Marine Mammals (PoMM) project under the framework of the European Defense Agency (EDA) and joined by the Research Department for Underwater Acoustics and Geophysics (FWG), Bundeswehr Technical Centre (WTD 71) and Kiel University. The automatic classification should support sonar operators in the risk mitigation process before and during sonar exercises with a reliable automatic classification result.

  4. Image feature meaning for automatic key-frame extraction (United States)

    Di Lecce, Vincenzo; Guerriero, Andrea


    Video abstraction and summarization, being request in several applications, has address a number of researches to automatic video analysis techniques. The processes for automatic video analysis are based on the recognition of short sequences of contiguous frames that describe the same scene, shots, and key frames representing the salient content of the shot. Since effective shot boundary detection techniques exist in the literature, in this paper we will focus our attention on key frames extraction techniques to identify the low level visual features of the frames that better represent the shot content. To evaluate the features performance, key frame automatically extracted using these features, are compared to human operator video annotations.

  5. Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Lidar (United States)

    Rall, Jonathan A.R.; Abshire, James B.; Spinhirne, James D.; Smith, David E. (Technical Monitor)


    An autonomous, low-power atmospheric lidar instrument is being developed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This compact, portable lidar will operate continuously in a temperature controlled enclosure, charge its own batteries through a combination of a small rugged wind generator and solar panels, and transmit its data from remote locations to ground stations via satellite. A network of these instruments will be established by co-locating them at remote Automatic Weather Station (AWS) sites in Antarctica under the auspices of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF Office of Polar Programs provides support to place the weather stations in remote areas of Antarctica in support of meteorological research and operations. The AWS meteorological data will directly benefit the analysis of the lidar data while a network of ground based atmospheric lidar will provide knowledge regarding the temporal evolution and spatial extent of Type la polar stratospheric clouds (PSC). These clouds play a crucial role in the annual austral springtime destruction of stratospheric ozone over Antarctica, i.e. the ozone hole. In addition, the lidar will monitor and record the general atmospheric conditions (transmission and backscatter) of the overlying atmosphere which will benefit the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS). Prototype lidar instruments have been deployed to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (1995-96, 2000) and to an Automated Geophysical Observatory site (AGO 1) in January 1999. We report on data acquired with these instruments, instrument performance, and anticipated performance of the AWS Lidar.

  6. Virtual control desk for operators training: a case study for a nuclear power plant simulator; Mesa de controle virtual para treinamento de operadores: um estudo de caso para um simulador de usina nuclear

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    Aghina, Mauricio Alves da Cunha e


    Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is a facility for electrical energy generation. Because of its high degree of complexity and very rigid norms of security it is extremely necessary that operators are very well trained for the NPP operation. A mistaken operation by a human operator may cause a shutdown of the NPP, incurring in a huge economical damage for the owner and for the population in the case of a electric net black out. To reduce the possibility of a mistaken operation, the NPP usually have a full scope simulator of the plant's control room, which is the physical copy of the original control room. The control of this simulator is a computer program that can generate the equal functioning of the normal one or some scenarios of accidents to train the operators in many abnormal conditions of the plant. A physical copy of the control room has a high cost for its construction, not only of its facilities but also for its physical components. The proposal of this work is to present a project of a virtual simulator with the modeling in 3D stereo of a control room of a given nuclear plant with the same operation functions of the original simulator. This virtual simulator will have a lower cost and serves for pretraining of operators with the intention of making them familiar to the original control room. (author)

  7. Automatic Configuration in NTP

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    Jiang Zongli(蒋宗礼); Xu Binbin


    NTP is nowadays the most widely used distributed network time protocol, which aims at synchronizing the clocks of computers in a network and keeping the accuracy and validation of the time information which is transmitted in the network. Without automatic configuration mechanism, the stability and flexibility of the synchronization network built upon NTP protocol are not satisfying. P2P's resource discovery mechanism is used to look for time sources in a synchronization network, and according to the network environment and node's quality, the synchronization network is constructed dynamically.

  8. Automatic classification of time-variable X-ray sources

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    Lo, Kitty K; Murphy, Tara; Gaensler, B M


    To maximize the discovery potential of future synoptic surveys, especially in the field of transient science, it will be necessary to use automatic classification to identify some of the astronomical sources. The data mining technique of supervised classification is suitable for this problem. Here, we present a supervised learning method to automatically classify variable X-ray sources in the second \\textit{XMM-Newton} serendipitous source catalog (2XMMi-DR2). Random Forest is our classifier of choice since it is one of the most accurate learning algorithms available. Our training set consists of 873 variable sources and their features are derived from time series, spectra, and other multi-wavelength contextual information. The 10-fold cross validation accuracy of the training data is ${\\sim}$97% on a seven-class data set. We applied the trained classification model to 411 unknown variable 2XMM sources to produce a probabilistically classified catalog. Using the classification margin and the Random Forest der...

  9. Research on ergonomics experimental system of emergency operation for high-speed train%高速列车应急作业工效学实验系统研究

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    郭北苑; 巨建涛; 王雅楠; 方卫宁


    高速列车司机应急作业的可靠性对维护列车正点安全运行具有重要作用,但在实际列车运行中无法开展针对司机应急作业特性的工效学实验,因此有必要构建高速列车应急作业流程工效学实验系统,以便在实验室环境下开展相关研究.高速列车应急作业流程工效学实验系统由实验管理子系统、应急作业子系统和工效学数据采集子系统3个子系统组成,该系统设计中引入了故障注入技术,实现了故障注入、辅助处理等管理操作;系统还能完成司机应急作业操作中相关工效学数据采集功能.系统已成功应用于CRH2型高速列车应急作业流程工效学实验中.%Emergency operation reliability of the high-speed train drivers plays an important role in train safe operation maintenance, but in actual train operation, since the driver operation is forbidden from disturbance and the fault scenario is unable to be controlled, the ergonomics experiment about driver emergency operation characteristics can't be carried out, so it is necessary to construct an ergonomics experiment system with highspeed train emergency operation procedures and carry out some related experiments in laboratory environment. This system consists of experimental management subsystem, emergency operation subsystem and ergonomics data acquisition subsystem. In the design of the system, the fault injection technology is introduced to realize the two experimental management operations of fault injection and the auxiliary handle. Also this system can acquire the ergonomics data about the driver emergency operations. This system has been successfully used in the ergonomics experiment on the emergency operation procedures of CRH2 high-speed train.

  10. The pedagogical effectiveness of ASR-based computer assisted pronunciation training

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    Neri, A.


    Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training (CAPT) systems with Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology have become increasingly popular to train pronunciation in the second language (L2). The advantage of these systems is the provision of a self-paced, stress-free type of training with automatic


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    Józef Stokłosa


    Full Text Available On the LHS line (Broad-gauge Metallurgical Line, far out West of the railway line with a gauge of 1520 mm, heavy goods trains for a gross weight 5500 tons and a length of 850 m are operated. The article presents the results of a simulation study of the forces that occur in the automatic coupling device of SA-3 type of Russian production train consisting of 60 coal wagons of Russian construction of gross mass 91 tons each. The train moves on the 1520 mm gauge tracks curve S type (the radius of curvature of curves 300 m. Simulation studies were conducted using the Train Module of program to dynamic study multi-elements systems of Universal Mechanism UM 6.0.

  12. 徐大堡核电站运行和维修技术支持大楼的火灾自动报警系统设计%Automatic Fire Alarm System Design of Operation and Maintenance Technical Support Building of XU Dapu Nuclear Power Plant

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    Compared with other auxiliary workshops,XU Dapu Nuclear Power Plant has the characteristic of higher personnel density,more fire compartments and more concentrated communication machine rooms, etc. This paper introduced the design of the automatic fire alarm system based on the fire detection requirements,fire-fighting requirements and the characteristics of the building. The design could provide a certain guarantee for the safe operation of the building,and also provide a reference of automatic fire alarm system design for the operation and maintenance technology support building of subsequent AP1000 million kilowatt PWR nuclear power plant.%相比核电站其他辅助厂房,徐大堡核电站运行和维修技术支持大楼具有人员密度高、防火分区多、通信机房集中等特点。根据该建筑物特点、火灾探测和灭火要求对大楼火灾自动报警系统进行设计,为大楼安全运行提供一定保障,也为后续A P1000百万千瓦级压水堆核电站运行和维修技术支持大楼的火灾自动报警系统设计提供参考。

  13. 高职院校创业型连锁经营管理人才培养模式构建%Construction of Management Talents Training Mode of Entrepreneurial Chain Operation in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    构建人才培养模式是根据实际情况和社会需求,对人才培养目标、课程模式、教学设计、培养途径以及师资队伍等要素进行优化组合。文章基于连锁行业发展现状,对连锁经营管理专业人才的需求现实和连锁经营管理专业人才培养目标定位,提出了构建创业型连锁经营管理专业人才培养模式。%The construction of talents training mode which is based on the actual situation and needs of society is the optimization and combination of the talent training goal, curriculum model, teaching design, training methods and teachers. Based on the present development situation of chain industry, This paper locates the reality of talents demand and talents training goal of chain operation management, and puts forward the construction of management talent training mode of entrepreneurial chain operation.

  14. Role of operation centres in the future exploration programme. (United States)

    Muller, C.; Moreau, D.; Daerden, F.; Michel, A.


    In the Apollo programme, the role of ground operations was at the minimum due to limited communication means. The absence of support to the astronaut limited the science return of the missions by imposing very coarse operations. The Space Shuttle era saw the implementation of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite Systems which since 1983 leads to unprecedented ground monitoring and commanding capabilities and presently allows ground operation centres to conduct experiments on the ISS either independently or in support of the crew. These aspects of telescience on the ISS are currently exercised in Europe by the USOC's (User support and Operation Centres) and a few examples of the successes of this concept on external payloads will be described. The extension of this telescience aspect to robotic exploration brings some of the advantages of manned flight to automatic missions. The advantages of testing dedicated exploration operation centres during automatic missions are of different orders: direct science enhancement, increase of the exploration manned base, direct involvement of scientists in exploration operations and finally training for the operations of the manned flights. Examples in the current and near future Mars missions will be shown. In the final stage of exploration: manned flight, the role of ground support will increase crew efficiency and limit the dangers of astronaut exhaustion. The necessary infrastructure to fulfil this role will be described.

  15. Comparison of automatic control systems (United States)

    Oppelt, W


    This report deals with a reciprocal comparison of an automatic pressure control, an automatic rpm control, an automatic temperature control, and an automatic directional control. It shows the difference between the "faultproof" regulator and the actual regulator which is subject to faults, and develops this difference as far as possible in a parallel manner with regard to the control systems under consideration. Such as analysis affords, particularly in its extension to the faults of the actual regulator, a deep insight into the mechanism of the regulator process.

  16. LCOGT Network Observatory Operations

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    Pickles, Andrew; Boroson, Todd; Burleson, Ben; Conway, Patrick; de Vera, Jon; Elphick, Mark; Haworth, Brian; Rosing, Wayne; Saunders, Eric; Thomas, Doug; White, Gary; Willis, Mark; Walker, Zach


    We describe the operational capabilities of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network. We summarize our hardware and software for maintaining and monitoring network health. We focus on methodologies to utilize the automated system to monitor availability of sites, instruments and telescopes, to monitor performance, permit automatic recovery, and provide automatic error reporting. The same jTCS control system is used on telescopes of apertures 0.4m, 0.8m, 1m and 2m, and for multiple instruments on each. We describe our network operational model, including workloads, and illustrate our current tools, and operational performance indicators, including telemetry and metrics reporting from on-site reductions. The system was conceived and designed to establish effective, reliable autonomous operations, with automatic monitoring and recovery - minimizing human intervention while maintaining quality. We illustrate how far we have been able to achieve that.

  17. Automatic detection of laughter

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    Truong, K.P.; Leeuwen, D.A. van


    In the context of detecting ‘paralinguistic events’ with the aim to make classification of the speaker’s emotional state possible, a detector was developed for one of the most obvious ‘paralinguistic events’, namely laughter. Gaussian Mixture Models were trained with Perceptual Linear Prediction fea

  18. Automatic traveltime picking using instantaneous traveltime

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    Saragiotis, Christos


    Event picking is used in many steps of seismic processing. We present an automatic event picking method that is based on a new attribute of seismic signals, instantaneous traveltime. The calculation of the instantaneous traveltime consists of two separate but interrelated stages. First, a trace is mapped onto the time-frequency domain. Then the time-frequency representation is mapped back onto the time domain by an appropriate operation. The computed instantaneous traveltime equals the recording time at those instances at which there is a seismic event, a feature that is used to pick the events. We analyzed the concept of the instantaneous traveltime and demonstrated the application of our automatic picking method on dynamite and Vibroseis field data.

  19. Automatic-Control System for Safer Brazing (United States)

    Stein, J. A.; Vanasse, M. A.


    Automatic-control system for radio-frequency (RF) induction brazing of metal tubing reduces probability of operator errors, increases safety, and ensures high-quality brazed joints. Unit combines functions of gas control and electric-power control. Minimizes unnecessary flow of argon gas into work area and prevents electrical shocks from RF terminals. Controller will not allow power to flow from RF generator to brazing head unless work has been firmly attached to head and has actuated micro-switch. Potential shock hazard eliminated. Flow of argon for purging and cooling must be turned on and adjusted before brazing power applied. Provision ensures power not applied prematurely, causing damaged work or poor-quality joints. Controller automatically turns off argon flow at conclusion of brazing so potentially suffocating gas does not accumulate in confined areas.

  20. Towards Automatic Decentralized Control Structure Selection

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    for decentralized control is determined automatically, and the resulting decentralized control structure is automatically tuned using standard techniques. Dynamic simulation of the resulting process system gives immediate feedback to the process design engineer regarding practical operability of the process......A subtask in integration of design and control of chemical processes is the selection of a control structure. Automating the selection of the control structure enables sequential integration of process and controld esign. As soon as the process is specified or computed, a structure....... The control structure selection problem is formulated as a special MILP employing cost coefficients which are computed using Parseval's theorem combined with RGA and IMC concepts. This approach enables selection and tuning of large-scale plant-wide decentralized controllers through efficient combination...

  1. Towards Automatic Decentralized Control Structure Selection

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    Jørgensen, John Bagterp; Jørgensen, Sten Bay


    A subtask in integration of design and control of chemical processes is the selection of a control structure. Automating the selection of the control structure enables sequential integration of process and control design. As soon as the process is specified or computed, a structure...... for decentralized control is determined automatically, and the resulting decentralized control structure is automatically tuned using standard techniques. Dynamic simulation of the resulting process system gives immediate feedback to the process design engineer regarding practical operability of the process....... The control structure selection problem is formulated as a special MILP employing cost coefficients which are computed using Parseval's theorem combined with RGA and IMC concepts. This approach enables selection and tuning of large-scale plant-wide decentralized controllers through efficient combination...

  2. 重视药品检验设备操作人员的技术培训%Attach Importance to Technical Training of Drug Testing Equipment Operators

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    This paper mainly introduces the method of technical training for inspection engineers in our company, and effection obtained after strengthening the training work.%本文阐述我公司对检验技术人员进行技术培训的途径,及加强培训工作后取得的效果.

  3. Automatic Fixture Planning

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    Fixture planning is a crucial problem in the field of fixture design. In this paper, the research scope and research methods of the computer-aided fixture planning are presented. Based on positioning principles of typical workparts, an ANN algorithm, namely Hopfield algorithm, is adopted for the automatic fixture planning. Also, this paper leads a deep research into the selection of positioning and clamping surfaces (or points) on workparts using positioning-clamping-surface-selecting rules and matrix evaluation of deterministic workpart positioning. In the end of this paper, the methods to select positioning and clamping elements from database and the layout algorithm to assemble the selected fixture elements into a tangible fixture are developed.

  4. Automatic classification of retinal vessels into arteries and veins (United States)

    Niemeijer, Meindert; van Ginneken, Bram; Abràmoff, Michael D.


    Separating the retinal vascular tree into arteries and veins is important for quantifying vessel changes that preferentially affect either the veins or the arteries. For example the ratio of arterial to venous diameter, the retinal a/v ratio, is well established to be predictive of stroke and other cardiovascular events in adults, as well as the staging of retinopathy of prematurity in premature infants. This work presents a supervised, automatic method that can determine whether a vessel is an artery or a vein based on intensity and derivative information. After thinning of the vessel segmentation, vessel crossing and bifurcation points are removed leaving a set of vessel segments containing centerline pixels. A set of features is extracted from each centerline pixel and using these each is assigned a soft label indicating the likelihood that it is part of a vein. As all centerline pixels in a connected segment should be the same type we average the soft labels and assign this average label to each centerline pixel in the segment. We train and test the algorithm using the data (40 color fundus photographs) from the DRIVE database1 with an enhanced reference standard. In the enhanced reference standard a fellowship trained retinal specialist (MDA) labeled all vessels for which it was possible to visually determine whether it was a vein or an artery. After applying the proposed method to the 20 images of the DRIVE test set we obtained an area under the receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curve of 0.88 for correctly assigning centerline pixels to either the vein or artery classes.

  5. Automatic chemical design using a data-driven continuous representation of molecules

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    Gómez-Bombarelli, Rafael; Hernández-Lobato, José Miguel; Aguilera-Iparraguirre, Jorge; Hirzel, Timothy D; Adams, Ryan P; Aspuru-Guzik, Alán


    We report a method to convert discrete representations of molecules to and from a multidimensional continuous representation. This generative model allows efficient search and optimization through open-ended spaces of chemical compounds. We train deep neural networks on hundreds of thousands of existing chemical structures to construct two coupled functions: an encoder and a decoder. The encoder converts the discrete representation of a molecule into a real-valued continuous vector, and the decoder converts these continuous vectors back to the discrete representation from this latent space. Continuous representations allow us to automatically generate novel chemical structures by performing simple operations in the latent space, such as decoding random vectors, perturbing known chemical structures, or interpolating between molecules. Continuous representations also allow the use of powerful gradient-based optimization to efficiently guide the search for optimized functional compounds. We demonstrate our metho...

  6. Radiological worker training

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    This Handbook describes an implementation process for core training as recommended in Implementation Guide G441.12, Radiation Safety Training, and as outlined in the DOE Radiological Control Standard (RCS). The Handbook is meant to assist those individuals within the Department of Energy, Managing and Operating contractors, and Managing and Integrating contractors identified as having responsibility for implementing core training recommended by the RCS. This training is intended for radiological workers to assist in meeting their job-specific training requirements of 10 CFR 835. While this Handbook addresses many requirements of 10 CFR 835 Subpart J, it must be supplemented with facility-specific information to achieve full compliance.

  7. 美军装卸搬运机械操作手培训体制特点及启示%Traits and Suggestions on US Army Operator Training System of Materiel Handling

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    高波; 郑光


    Based on introduction of the US army operator training system of materiel handling which consists of selection, training, testing, licensing, this paper emphasized the importance of preparation of training, the procedures of selection and classification,p%在介绍美军装卸搬运机械操作手培训的选拔、训练、考核、认证等环节的基础上,重点分析了培训前准备工作、选拔和分类程序、训练内容与方法、考核方式、资格认证等内容,并针对我军操作手培训工作提出了几点建议。

  8. Pattern-Driven Automatic Parallelization

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    Christoph W. Kessler


    Full Text Available This article describes a knowledge-based system for automatic parallelization of a wide class of sequential numerical codes operating on vectors and dense matrices, and for execution on distributed memory message-passing multiprocessors. Its main feature is a fast and powerful pattern recognition tool that locally identifies frequently occurring computations and programming concepts in the source code. This tool also works for dusty deck codes that have been "encrypted" by former machine-specific code transformations. Successful pattern recognition guides sophisticated code transformations including local algorithm replacement such that the parallelized code need not emerge from the sequential program structure by just parallelizing the loops. It allows access to an expert's knowledge on useful parallel algorithms, available machine-specific library routines, and powerful program transformations. The partially restored program semantics also supports local array alignment, distribution, and redistribution, and allows for faster and more exact prediction of the performance of the parallelized target code than is usually possible.

  9. Payload IVA training and simulation (United States)

    Monsees, J. H.


    The development of a training program for the intravehicular operation of space shuttle payloads is discussed. The priorities for the program are compliance with established training standards, and accommodating changes. Simulation devices are also reviewed.

  10. Language Training: English Training

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    If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: or fill in an "application for training" form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. Language Training Françoise Benz tel. 73127 General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place: from 1st March to 25 June 2004 (2 weeks break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the Cern site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: or contact Mr. Liptow: tel. 72957.

  11. Language Training: English Training

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    If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: or fill in an "application for training" form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz tel. 73127 General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place: from 1st March to 25 June 2004 (2 weeks break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the Cern site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: or contact Mr. Liptow: tel. 72957.

  12. Automatic tuning of myoelectric prostheses. (United States)

    Bonivento, C; Davalli, A; Fantuzzi, C; Sacchetti, R; Terenzi, S


    This paper is concerned with the development of a software package for the automatic tuning of myoelectric prostheses. The package core consists of Fuzzy Logic Expert Systems (FLES) that embody skilled operator heuristics in the tuning of prosthesis control parameters. The prosthesis system is an artificial arm-hand system developed at the National Institute of Accidents at Work (INAIL) laboratories. The prosthesis is powered by an electric motor that is controlled by a microprocessor using myoelectric signals acquired from skin-surface electrodes placed on a muscle in the residual limb of the subject. The software package, Microprocessor Controlled Arm (MCA) Auto Tuning, is a tool for aiding both INAIL expert operators and unskilled persons in the controller parameter tuning procedure. Prosthesis control parameter setup and subsequent recurrent adjustments are fundamental for the correct working of the prosthesis, especially when we consider that myoelectric parameters may vary greatly with environmental modifications. The parameter adjustment requires the end-user to go to the manufacturer's laboratory for the control parameters setup because, generally, he/she does not have the necessary knowledge and instruments to do this at home. However, this procedure is not very practical and involves a waste of time for the technicians and uneasiness for the clients. The idea behind the MCA Auto Tuning package consists in translating technician expertise into an FLES knowledge database. The software interacts through a user-friendly graphic interface with an unskilled user, who is guided through a step-by-step procedure in the prosthesis parameter tuning that emulates the traditional expert-aided procedure. The adoption of this program on a large scale may yield considerable economic benefits and improve the service quality supplied to the users of prostheses. In fact, the time required to set the prosthesis parameters are remarkably reduced, as is the technician

  13. Geoscience Training for NASA Astronaut Candidates (United States)

    Young, K. E.; Evans, C. A.; Bleacher, J. E.; Graff, T. G.; Zeigler, R.


    After being selected to the astronaut office, crewmembers go through an initial two year training flow, astronaut candidacy, where they learn the basic skills necessary for spaceflight. While the bulk of astronaut candidate training currently centers on the multiple subjects required for ISS operations (EVA skills, Russian language, ISS systems, etc.), training also includes geoscience training designed to train crewmembers in Earth observations, teach astronauts about other planetary systems, and provide field training designed to investigate field operations and boost team skills. This training goes back to Apollo training and has evolved to support ISS operations and future exploration missions.

  14. A practical design of leakage protector somatosensory demonstration operation training device%一种漏电保护器体感演示操作培训装置的实用设计

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    朱华; 魏梅芳; 王宇


    文章阐述自主设计的一种新型漏电保护器体感演示操作培训装置,该装置集教学、培训、考试于一体,能直观展示漏电保护器的原理、动作特性、安装、多级配合整定等多样化功能。%In the paper, new type of leakage protector somatosensory demonstration operation training device is designed integrating teaching, training and examination function, by which the leakage protection principle, operation characteristic and installation, diversification of multilevel coordination function can be directly displayed.

  15. Study on Automatic Intensive Storage Systems Suitable for E-commerce Logistics Operations%电子商务物流适用的自动化密集仓储系统研究

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    In this paper, in view of the characteristics of e-commerce, we built an automatic intensive storage system to solve the problems in the e-commerce logistics system, then in the case of a certain e-commerce enterprise, analyzed and compared the cost of the e-commerce logistics businesses before and after the application of the system, identified the issues restricting the development of the intensive storage technologies, and proposed the corresponding countermeasures.%针对电子商务的特点,建立一种自动化密集仓储系统,来解决电子商务物流系统中存在的问题。以某一电商企业为例,通过系统应用后的成本和现有仓储业务成本的对比分析,找出影响制约密集仓储技术的问题,并提出了改进策略。

  16. Training of nuclear facility personnel: proceedings of the sixth symposium

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    Separate abstracts are included for each of the papers presented concerning excellence in operator training; achieving excellence through the accreditation process; managing and organizing the training function; operations training methods and processes; the role of simulators in achieving excellence; maintenance and technical training methods and processes; staffing and qualifying the training organization; and measuring training effectiveness.

  17. Annual Report of 49-2 SPR Operation in 2012

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    ZHANG; Ya-dong; NIU; Sheng-li


    <正>1 Information of operation and production Operation person: present chief operators are 13 persons, operators are 4 persons; new chief operators are 3 persons, new operator is 1 person; training chief operators are 0 persons, training operators are 0 persons; transferred chief operator is 1 person; transferred operator is 0 person. Operation data:

  18. Identifying discharge practice training needs. (United States)

    Lees, L; Emmerson, K

    A training needs analysis tool was developed to identify nurses' discharge training needs and to improve discharge practice. The tool includes 49 elements of discharge practice subdivided into four areas: corporate, operational, clinical and nurse-led discharge. The tool was disseminated to 15 wards on two hospital sites with assistance from the practice development team. Analysis of discharge training is important to assess discharge training needs and to identify staff who may assist with training.

  19. Virtual reality teaching and training systems in mining - applications and operational experiences; VR-Schulungs- und Trainingssysteme im Bergbau - Anwendungen und Einsatzerfahrungen

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    Schmid, M. [Deutsche Montan Technologie GmbH (DMT), Essen (Germany). Geschaeftsfeld Bergbau Service; Rossmann, M. [Deutsche Steinkohle AG (DSK), Herne (Germany). Abt. Technisches Innovationsmanagement; Laskawy, J. [Deutsche Steinkohle AG (DSK), Herne (Germany). Abt. Organisations- und Personalentwicklung; Kapinos, A. [Bergwerk Prosper-Haniel der Deutschen Steinkohle AG (DSK), Bottrop (Germany)


    Innovations in the mining industry often comprise technology advances through the adoption well known technologies. With Virtual Reality (VR) teaching and training systems advanced computational instruments, both in software development and hardware, were applied in the German coal mining industry within the last four years. A widening list of applications as well as the encouraging achievements show the economical benefits of investing in VR teaching and training systems. (orig.)

  20. Research on Particle Swarm Optimization of train operation regulation for Urban Transit%城市轨道交通列车运行调整的粒子群算法研究

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    刘莉; 王长林


    A mathematic model of train operation regulation was built based on the characteristics of train operation organization in this article.This model involved many constraints,had strong limitation of real time and delay spread,so the question was difficult to be solved.The Particle Swarm Optimization had advantages of fast calculation speed and strong convergence,so it was suitable for this model.The Particle Swarm Optimization was applied in this article to solve the train operation regulation problem and implement the high effective solution.%依据列车行车组织的特点,对列车运行调整策略进行研究,建立了列车运行调整模型.模型中涉及的约束条件较多,对实时性和延迟传播有着严格的限制,从而使问题的求解成为难题.在模型的求解过程中,粒子群算法有计算速度快、收敛性强的特点,满足模型实时性的要求.因此在列车运行调整中采用了粒子群算法,实现了列车运行调整的高效求解.

  1. Automatic morphometry of nerve histological sections. (United States)

    Romero, E; Cuisenaire, O; Denef, J F; Delbeke, J; Macq, B; Veraart, C


    A method for the automatic segmentation, recognition and measurement of neuronal myelinated fibers in nerve histological sections is presented. In this method, the fiber parameters i.e. perimeter, area, position of the fiber and myelin sheath thickness are automatically computed. Obliquity of the sections may be taken into account. First, the image is thresholded to provide a coarse classification between myelin and non-myelin pixels. Next, the resulting binary image is further simplified using connected morphological operators. By applying semantic rules to the zonal graph axon candidates are identified. Those are either isolated or still connected. Then, separation of connected fibers is performed by evaluating myelin sheath thickness around each candidate area with an Euclidean distance transformation. Finally, properties of each detected fiber are computed and false positives are removed. The accuracy of the method is assessed by evaluating missed detection, false positive ratio and comparing the results to the manual procedure with sampling. In the evaluated nerve surface, a 0.9% of false positives was found, along with 6.36% of missed detections. The resulting histograms show strong correlation with those obtained by manual measure. The noise introduced by this method is significantly lower than the intrinsic sampling variability. This automatic method constitutes an original tool for morphometrical analysis.

  2. Evaluation of automatic vacuum- assisted compaction solutions

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    M. Brzeziński


    Full Text Available Currently on the mould-making machines market the companies like: DiSA, KUENKEL WAGNER, HAFLINGER, HEINRICH WAGNER SINTO, HUNTER, SAVELLI AND TECHNICAL play significant role. These companies are the manufacturers of various solutions in machines and instalations applied in foundry engineering. Automatic foundry machines for compaction of green sand have the major role in mechanisation and automation processes of making the mould. The concept of operation of automatic machines is based on the static and dynamic methods of compacting the green sand. The method which gains the importance is the compacting method by using the energy of the air pressure. It's the initial stage or the supporting process of compacting the green sand. However in the automatic mould making machines using this method it's essential to use the additional compaction of the mass in order to receive the final parameters of the form. In the constructional solutions of the machines there is the additional division which concerns the method of putting the sand into the mould box. This division distinquishes the transport of the sand with simultaneous compaction or the putting of the sand without the pre-compaction. As the solutions of the major manufacturers are often the subject for application in various foundries, the authors of the paper would like/have the confidence to present their own evaluation process confirmed by their own researches and independent analysis of the producers' solutions.

  3. Automatic Detection of Electric Power Troubles (ADEPT) (United States)

    Wang, Caroline; Zeanah, Hugh; Anderson, Audie; Patrick, Clint; Brady, Mike; Ford, Donnie


    Automatic Detection of Electric Power Troubles (A DEPT) is an expert system that integrates knowledge from three different suppliers to offer an advanced fault-detection system. It is designed for two modes of operation: real time fault isolation and simulated modeling. Real time fault isolation of components is accomplished on a power system breadboard through the Fault Isolation Expert System (FIES II) interface with a rule system developed in-house. Faults are quickly detected and displayed and the rules and chain of reasoning optionally provided on a laser printer. This system consists of a simulated space station power module using direct-current power supplies for solar arrays on three power buses. For tests of the system's ablilty to locate faults inserted via switches, loads are configured by an INTEL microcomputer and the Symbolics artificial intelligence development system. As these loads are resistive in nature, Ohm's Law is used as the basis for rules by which faults are located. The three-bus system can correct faults automatically where there is a surplus of power available on any of the three buses. Techniques developed and used can be applied readily to other control systems requiring rapid intelligent decisions. Simulated modeling, used for theoretical studies, is implemented using a modified version of Kennedy Space Center's KATE (Knowledge-Based Automatic Test Equipment), FIES II windowing, and an ADEPT knowledge base.

  4. Automatic aircraft recognition (United States)

    Hmam, Hatem; Kim, Jijoong


    Automatic aircraft recognition is very complex because of clutter, shadows, clouds, self-occlusion and degraded imaging conditions. This paper presents an aircraft recognition system, which assumes from the start that the image is possibly degraded, and implements a number of strategies to overcome edge fragmentation and distortion. The current vision system employs a bottom up approach, where recognition begins by locating image primitives (e.g., lines and corners), which are then combined in an incremental fashion into larger sets of line groupings using knowledge about aircraft, as viewed from a generic viewpoint. Knowledge about aircraft is represented in the form of whole/part shape description and the connectedness property, and is embedded in production rules, which primarily aim at finding instances of the aircraft parts in the image and checking the connectedness property between the parts. Once a match is found, a confidence score is assigned and as evidence in support of an aircraft interpretation is accumulated, the score is increased proportionally. Finally a selection of the resulting image interpretations with the highest scores, is subjected to competition tests, and only non-ambiguous interpretations are allowed to survive. Experimental results demonstrating the effectiveness of the current recognition system are given.

  5. Automatic Kurdish Dialects Identification

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    Hossein Hassani


    Full Text Available Automatic dialect identification is a necessary Lan guage Technology for processing multi- dialect languages in which the dialects are linguis tically far from each other. Particularly, this becomes crucial where the dialects are mutually uni ntelligible. Therefore, to perform computational activities on these languages, the sy stem needs to identify the dialect that is the subject of the process. Kurdish language encompasse s various dialects. It is written using several different scripts. The language lacks of a standard orthography. This situation makes the Kurdish dialectal identification more interesti ng and required, both form the research and from the application perspectives. In this research , we have applied a classification method, based on supervised machine learning, to identify t he dialects of the Kurdish texts. The research has focused on two widely spoken and most dominant Kurdish dialects, namely, Kurmanji and Sorani. The approach could be applied to the other Kurdish dialects as well. The method is also applicable to the languages which are similar to Ku rdish in their dialectal diversity and differences.

  6. PID Controller with Operational Amplifier

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    Cristian Paul Chioncel


    Full Text Available The paper presents a PID controller made with LM741 operational amplifier that implement the PID controllers laws and allow for a widerange of applications of in the field of automatic control of technicalprocesses and systems.

  7. 49 CFR 194.117 - Training. (United States)


    ... 49 Transportation 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Training. 194.117 Section 194.117 Transportation... Response Plans § 194.117 Training. (a) Each operator shall conduct training to ensure that: (1) All... of equipment, fire suits, and breathing apparatus. (b) Each operator shall maintain a training...

  8. The Automatic Telescope Network (ATN)

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    Mattox, J R


    Because of the scheduled GLAST mission by NASA, there is strong scientific justification for preparation for very extensive blazar monitoring in the optical bands to exploit the opportunity to learn about blazars through the correlation of variability of the gamma-ray flux with flux at lower frequencies. Current optical facilities do not provide the required capability.Developments in technology have enabled astronomers to readily deploy automatic telescopes. The effort to create an Automatic Telescope Network (ATN) for blazar monitoring in the GLAST era is described. Other scientific applications of the networks of automatic telescopes are discussed. The potential of the ATN for science education is also discussed.

  9. Automatic Fall Detection using Smartphone Acceleration Sensor

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    Tran Tri Dang


    Full Text Available In this paper, we describe our work on developing an automatic fall detection technique using smart phone. Fall is detected based on analyzing acceleration patterns generated during various activities. An additional long lie detection algorithm is used to improve fall detection rate while keeping false positive rate at an acceptable value. An application prototype is implemented on Android operating system and is used to evaluate the proposed technique performance. Experiment results show the potential of using this app for fall detection. However, more realistic experiment setting is needed to make this technique suitable for use in real life situations.

  10. The CHilean Automatic Supernova sEarch

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    Hamuy, M.; Pignata, G.; Maza, J.


    The CHilean Automatic Supernova sEarch (CHASE) project began in 2007 with the goal to discover young, nearby southern supernovae in order to (1) better understand the physics of exploding stars and their progenitors, and (2) refine the methods to derive extragalactic distances. During the first...... four years of operation, CHASE has produced more than 130 supernovae, being the most successful project of its type in the southern hemisphere. Here we describe the project and present illustrative examples of CHASE discoveries of particular relevance....

  11. Automatic Airway Deletion in Pulmonary Segmentation

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    WANG Ping; ZHUANG Tian-ge


    A method of removing the airway from pulmonary segmentation image was proposed. This method firstly segments the image into several separate regions based on the optimum threshold and morphological operator,and then each region is labeled and noted with its mean grayscale. Therefore, most of the non-lung regions can be removed according to the tissue's Hounsfield units (HU) and the imaging modality. Finally, the airway region is recognized and deleted automatically through using the priori information of its HU and size. This proposed method is tested using several clinical images, yielding satisfying results.

  12. Automatic Analysis of Standards in Rail Projects

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    Marcelo Franco Porto


    Full Text Available This research develops a system to check standards and specifications automatically for geometric railway projects, aiming to avoid high construction and operating costs, noncompliance with design requirements, and even fatal accidents. This study is important due to the increasing quality requirements for the design projects. The methodology used consists of five stages: literature review on Code Checking and Building Information Modeling with the intention to search for the theoretical and methodological development of research grants; literature review on the specifications and requirements of geometric railway projects; development of a code checking system using the software Excel; application of the system developed to an existing railroad; analysis of the results found.

  13. Automatic control algorithm effects on energy production (United States)

    Mcnerney, G. M.


    A computer model was developed using actual wind time series and turbine performance data to simulate the power produced by the Sandia 17-m VAWT operating in automatic control. The model was used to investigate the influence of starting algorithms on annual energy production. The results indicate that, depending on turbine and local wind characteristics, a bad choice of a control algorithm can significantly reduce overall energy production. The model can be used to select control algorithms and threshold parameters that maximize long term energy production. The results from local site and turbine characteristics were generalized to obtain general guidelines for control algorithm design.

  14. Automatic segmentation of vertebrae from radiographs

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    Mysling, Peter; Petersen, Peter Kersten; Nielsen, Mads


    Segmentation of vertebral contours is an essential task in the design of automatic tools for vertebral fracture assessment. In this paper, we propose a novel segmentation technique which does not require operator interaction. The proposed technique solves the segmentation problem in a hierarchical...... manner. In a first phase, a coarse estimate of the overall spine alignment and the vertebra locations is computed using a shape model sampling scheme. These samples are used to initialize a second phase of active shape model search, under a nonlinear model of vertebra appearance. The search...

  15. Line matching for automatic change detection algorithm (United States)

    Dhollande, Jérôme; Monnin, David; Gond, Laetitia; Cudel, Christophe; Kohler, Sophie; Dieterlen, Alain


    During foreign operations, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are one of major threats that soldiers may unfortunately encounter along itineraries. Based on a vehicle-mounted camera, we propose an original approach by image comparison to detect signicant changes on these roads. The classic 2D-image registration techniques do not take into account parallax phenomena. The consequence is that the misregistration errors could be detected as changes. According to stereovision principles, our automatic method compares intensity proles along corresponding epipolar lines by extrema matching. An adaptive space warping compensates scale dierence in 3D-scene. When the signals are matched, the signal dierence highlights changes which are marked in current video.

  16. 49 CFR 236.401 - Automatic block signal system and interlocking standards applicable to traffic control systems. (United States)


    ... TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Traffic Control Systems Standards § 236.401 Automatic... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Automatic block signal system and interlocking standards applicable to traffic control systems. 236.401 Section 236.401 Transportation Other...

  17. 14 CFR 121.427 - Recurrent training. (United States)


    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Recurrent training. 121.427 Section 121.427..., FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Training Program § 121.427 Recurrent training. (a) Recurrent training must ensure that each crew member or dispatcher is adequately trained and currently proficient...

  18. Toward automatic phenotyping of developing embryos from videos


    Ning, F.; Delhomme, D.; Lecun, Y.; Piano, F.; Bottou, L.; Barbano, P.E.


    We describe a trainable system for analyzing videos of developing C. elegans embryos. The system automatically detects, segments, and locates cells and nuclei in microscopic images. The system was designed as the central component of a fully automated phenotyping system. The system contains three modules 1) a convolutional network trained to classify each pixel into five categories. cell wall, cytoplasm, nucleus membrane, nucleus, outside medium; 2) an energy-based model, which cleans up the ...

  19. Automatic Design of a Maglev Controller in State Space (United States)


    conventional trains with steel wheels on steel rails. Several experimen- tal maglev systems in Germany and Japan have demonstrated that this mode of...Design of a Maglev Controller in State Space Feng Zhao Richard Thornton Abstract We describe the automatic synthesis of a global nonlinear controller for...the global switching points of the controller is presented. The synthesized control system can stabilize the maglev vehicle with large initial displace

  20. Machine Learning Algorithms for Automatic Classification of Marmoset Vocalizations (United States)

    Ribeiro, Sidarta; Pereira, Danillo R.; Papa, João P.; de Albuquerque, Victor Hugo C.


    Automatic classification of vocalization type could potentially become a useful tool for acoustic the monitoring of captive colonies of highly vocal primates. However, for classification to be useful in practice, a reliable algorithm that can be successfully trained on small datasets is necessary. In this work, we consider seven different classification algorithms with the goal of finding a robust classifier that can be successfully trained on small datasets. We found good classification performance (accuracy > 0.83 and F1-score > 0.84) using the Optimum Path Forest classifier. Dataset and algorithms are made publicly available. PMID:27654941

  1. Maintaining continuity of clinical operations while implementing large-scale filmless operations. (United States)

    Honea, R; Mensch, B


    Texas Children's Hospital is a pediatric tertiary care facility in the Texas Medical Center with a large-scale, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)-compliant picture archival and communications system (PACS) installation. As our PACS has grown from an ultrasound niche PACS into a full-scale, multimodality operation, assuring continuity of clinical operations has become the number one task of the PACS staff. As new equipment is acquired and incorporated into the PACS, workflow processes, responsibilities, and job descriptions must be revised to accommodate filmless operations. Round-the-clock clinical operations must be supported with round-the-clock service, including three shifts, weekends, and holidays. To avoid unnecessary interruptions in clinical service, this requirement includes properly trained operators and users, as well as service personnel. Redundancy is a cornerstone in assuring continuity of clinical operations. This includes all PACS components such as acquisition, network interfaces, gateways, archive, and display. Where redundancy is not feasible, spare parts must be readily available. The need for redundancy also includes trained personnel. Procedures for contingency operations in the event of equipment failures must be devised, documented, and rehearsed. Contingency operations might be required in the event of scheduled as well as unscheduled service events, power outages, network outages, or interruption of the radiology information system (RIS) interface. Methods must be developed and implemented for reporting and documenting problems. We have a Trouble Call service that records a voice message and automatically pages the PACS Console Operator on duty. We also have developed a Maintenance Module on our RIS system where service calls are recorded by technologists and service actions are recorded and monitored by PACS support personnel. In a filmless environment, responsibility for the delivery of images to the radiologist and

  2. The effect of speech training on the speech intelligibility of older patients with cleft palate after operation%语音训练对大龄腭裂患者术后语音清晰度的影响

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    路晓淼; 赵莉莉; 张凯


    目的::探讨有效提高大龄腭裂患者术后语音清晰度的方法。方法:对34例大龄腭裂术后患者进行录音评估,制定治疗计划,在强化腭咽闭合功能训练后,根据不同发音类型进行个性化的语音训练。结果:34例患者经过语音训练辅导后,语音清晰度由训练前的(44.67±14.23)%提高至(91.11±6.76)%,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01)。结论:个性化的语音训练有助于矫正大龄腭裂患者的不良发音习惯,提高腭裂患者的语音清晰度。%Objective:To explore the effective method for increasing the speech intelligibility of older patients with cleft palate after operation. Methods:The treatment plans of 34 older patients with cleft palate after operation were formulated according to their voice evaluation. The personalized speech training was implemented according to their different types of pronunciation after strengthening palatopharyngeal closure function training. Results:Compared with before treatment, the speech intelligibility was improved from (44.67±14.23)% to(91. 11 ±6. 76)% after speech training(P <0. 01). Conclusions:The personalized speech training can effectively improve the ill pronouncing habit and speech intelligibility of older patients with cleft palate after operation.

  3. Clothes Dryer Automatic Termination Evaluation

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    TeGrotenhuis, Ward E.


    Volume 2: Improved Sensor and Control Designs Many residential clothes dryers on the market today provide automatic cycles that are intended to stop when the clothes are dry, as determined by the final remaining moisture content (RMC). However, testing of automatic termination cycles has shown that many dryers are susceptible to over-drying of loads, leading to excess energy consumption. In particular, tests performed using the DOE Test Procedure in Appendix D2 of 10 CFR 430 subpart B have shown that as much as 62% of the energy used in a cycle may be from over-drying. Volume 1 of this report shows an average of 20% excess energy from over-drying when running automatic cycles with various load compositions and dryer settings. Consequently, improving automatic termination sensors and algorithms has the potential for substantial energy savings in the U.S.

  4. Human Factors Guidance for Control Room and Digital Human-System Interface Design and Modification, Guidelines for Planning, Specification, Design, Licensing, Implementation, Training, Operation and Maintenance

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    R. Fink, D. Hill, J. O' Hara


    Nuclear plant operators face a significant challenge designing and modifying control rooms. This report provides guidance on planning, designing, implementing and operating modernized control rooms and digital human-system interfaces.

  5. Automatic Coarse Graining of Polymers


    Faller, Roland


    Several recently proposed semi--automatic and fully--automatic coarse--graining schemes for polymer simulations are discussed. All these techniques derive effective potentials for multi--atom units or super--atoms from atomistic simulations. These include techniques relying on single chain simulations in vacuum and self--consistent optimizations from the melt like the simplex method and the inverted Boltzmann method. The focus is on matching the polymer structure on different scales. Several ...

  6. Automatic Sarcasm Detection: A Survey


    Joshi, Aditya; Bhattacharyya, Pushpak; Carman, Mark James


    Automatic sarcasm detection is the task of predicting sarcasm in text. This is a crucial step to sentiment analysis, considering prevalence and challenges of sarcasm in sentiment-bearing text. Beginning with an approach that used speech-based features, sarcasm detection has witnessed great interest from the sentiment analysis community. This paper is the first known compilation of past work in automatic sarcasm detection. We observe three milestones in the research so far: semi-supervised pat...

  7. Prospects for de-automatization. (United States)

    Kihlstrom, John F


    Research by Raz and his associates has repeatedly found that suggestions for hypnotic agnosia, administered to highly hypnotizable subjects, reduce or even eliminate Stroop interference. The present paper sought unsuccessfully to extend these findings to negative priming in the Stroop task. Nevertheless, the reduction of Stroop interference has broad theoretical implications, both for our understanding of automaticity and for the prospect of de-automatizing cognition in meditation and other altered states of consciousness.

  8. The automatization of journalistic narrative

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    Naara Normande


    Full Text Available This paper proposes an initial discussion about the production of automatized journalistic narratives. Despite being a topic discussed in specialized sites and international conferences in communication area, the concepts are still deficient in academic research. For this article, we studied the concepts of narrative, databases and algorithms, indicating a theoretical trend that explains this automatized journalistic narratives. As characterization, we use the cases of Los Angeles Times, Narrative Science and Automated Insights.

  9. Process automatization in system administration


    Petauer, Janja


    The aim of the thesis is to present automatization of user management in company Studio Moderna. The company has grown exponentially in recent years, that is why we needed to find faster, easier and cheaper way of man- aging user accounts. We automatized processes of creating, changing and removing user accounts within Active Directory. We prepared user interface inside of existing application, used Java Script for drop down menus, wrote script in scripting programming langu...

  10. Task 9. Deployment of photovoltaic technologies: co-operation with developing countries. The role of quality management, hardware certification and accredited training in PV programmes in developing countries

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    Fitzgerald, M. C. [Institute for Sustainable Power, Highlands Ranch, CO (United States); Oldach, R.; Bates, J. [IT Power Ltd, The Manor house, Chineham (United Kingdom)


    This report for the International Energy Agency (IEA) made by Task 9 of the Photovoltaic Power Systems (PVPS) programme takes a look at the role of quality management, hardware certification and accredited training in PV programmes in developing countries. The objective of this document is to provide assistance to those project developers that are interested in implementing or improving support programmes for the deployment of PV systems for rural electrification. It is to enable them to address and implement quality assurance measures, with an emphasis on management, technical and training issues and other factors that should be considered for the sustainable implementation of rural electrification programmes. It is considered important that quality also addresses the socio-economic and the socio-technical aspects of a programme concept. The authors summarise that, for a PV programme, there are three important areas of quality control to be implemented: quality management, technical standards and quality of training.

  11. Rationale and design of the Exercise Intensity Trial (EXCITE: A randomized trial comparing the effects of moderate versus moderate to high-intensity aerobic training in women with operable breast cancer

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    Herndon James E


    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Exercise Intensity Trial (EXcITe is a randomized trial to compare the efficacy of supervised moderate-intensity aerobic training to moderate to high-intensity aerobic training, relative to attention control, on aerobic capacity, physiologic mechanisms, patient-reported outcomes, and biomarkers in women with operable breast cancer following the completion of definitive adjuvant therapy. Methods/Design Using a single-center, randomized design, 174 postmenopausal women (58 patients/study arm with histologically confirmed, operable breast cancer presenting to Duke University Medical Center (DUMC will be enrolled in this trial following completion of primary therapy (including surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. After baseline assessments, eligible participants will be randomized to one of two supervised aerobic training interventions (moderate-intensity or moderate/high-intensity aerobic training or an attention-control group (progressive stretching. The aerobic training interventions will include 150 mins.wk-1 of supervised treadmill walking per week at an intensity of 60%-70% (moderate-intensity or 60% to 100% (moderate to high-intensity of the individually determined peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak between 20-45 minutes/session for 16 weeks. The progressive stretching program will be consistent with the exercise interventions in terms of program length (16 weeks, social interaction (participants will receive one-on-one instruction, and duration (20-45 mins/session. The primary study endpoint is VO2peak, as measured by an incremental cardiopulmonary exercise test. Secondary endpoints include physiologic determinants that govern VO2peak, patient-reported outcomes, and biomarkers associated with breast cancer recurrence/mortality. All endpoints will be assessed at baseline and after the intervention (16 weeks. Discussion EXCITE is designed to investigate the intensity of aerobic training required to induce optimal

  12. 基于胜任力的手术室低年资护士临床培训模式的构建%Construction of competency-based clinical training mode for junior nurses in operating room

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    高玲; 邓静


    Objective:To build competency-based clinical training mode for low seniority of operating room nurses,so as to provide theoretical and practical evidences for constantly improving the standardized training for operating room nurses and formation of self-development diversified platform of specialist nurses.Methods:Literature novelty,open questionnaire survey and professional consulting methods were used for initial establishment of competency-based clinical training mode for low seniority of operating room nurses.A total of 15 experts were selected by using Delphi method,and they carried out three turns of opinion surveys for the contents of competency-based clinical training,and put forward opinions and suggestions targeted at indicators projects and coverage of primary model.Results:The effective recovery rate of two turns of expert consultation questionnaire was 100.0%,the selected experts involved in operating room nursing,nursing education,nursing management,epidemiological investigation,the field of statistics,and the experts had better representation of disciplines;indicators authoritative coefficient of experts was more than 0.88;the basic contents were established including teachers' requirement,training cycle,training content,training methods and effect evaluation.Conclusion:The enthusiasm and authority of experts' evaluation are higher for initial construction of competency-based clinical training model for low seniority operating room nurses.%[目的]构建基于胜任力的手术室低年资护士临床培训模式,为不断完善手术室低年资护士规范化培训,形成专科护士自我发展的多元化平台提供理论与实践依据.[方法]运用文献查新、开放式问卷调查、专业咨询等方法初步建立基于胜任力的手术室低年资护士临床培训模式.采用德尔菲法选取15名专家对该模式内容进行3轮意见调查,针时初级模式指标项目、指标覆盖面提出意见和建议.[结果]3轮专家

  13. Language Training: French Training

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    Françoise Benz


    General and Professional French Courses The next session will take place from 11 October to 17 December 2004. These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: or contact Mrs. Fontbonne: Tel. 72844. Writing Professional Documents in French This course is designed for people with a good level of spoken French. Duration: 30 hours Price: 660 CHF (for 8 students) For further information and registration, please consult our Web pages: or contact Mrs. Fontbonne: tel. 72844. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127

  14. Language Training: French Training

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    Françoise Benz


    General and Professional French Courses The next session will take place from 18 April to 30 June 2005. These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: or contact Mrs. Benz : Tel. 73127. Writing Professional Documents in French The next session will take place from 18 April to 30 June 2005. This course is designed for people with a good level of spoken French. Duration: 30 hours Price: 660 CHF (for 8 students) For further information and registration, please consult our Web pages: or contact Mrs. Benz : Tel. 73127. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127

  15. Annual training manual for security training: Protective force

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    Westinghouse is committed to high quality training relevant to the need of the Protective Forces at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The training programs at WIPP are designed to qualify Security personnel to perform WIPP security missions in a professional and responsible manner. The program consists of basic as well as sustainment training, as further described in this plan. This plan documents the WIPP Security training program for security personnel for calendar year 1990. The programs detailed in this plan are designed to adequately train persons to ensure the uninterrupted continuity of Department of Energy (DOE)/Westinghouse operations. The Security Training Program consists of four basic elements. These elements are (1) basic level training; (2) on-the-job training; (3) refresher training; and (4) in-service training.

  16. Automatization and Abstract Problem-Solving as Predictors of Academic Achievement. (United States)

    Meltzer, Lynn J.; And Others

    The associations among cognitive automatization, abstract problem solving, and educational performance were studied using 127 fourth to ninth grade students. A number of measures of fast, automatic, and fluent performance (FAF measures) were used: writing the alphabet; reading from a word list; and mentally performing arithmetic operations. The…

  17. HGP-A Wellhead Generator, Proof-Of-Feasibility Project 3 MW Wellhead Generator, Start-Up Training and Operating Manual

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    The start-up manual is an information aid to initially familiarize plant operators with the plant operation and later be used as a reference manual while operating the plant. This start-up manual is supplemented by the Plant Data Manual which contains a detailed description of the philosophy of operation and equipment characteristics. The sequencing herein presents the necessary operating procedures which must be followed in order that a smooth start-up is obtained. The sequence includes, first conditioning the well and stabilizing the steam/water separations, and then bringing the operating machinery on line. The Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams and Electrical Drawings are included under Section 12.0 and are frequently referred to in the text. Information for ''trouble-shooting'' is provided in the maintenance and operations manuals on all the equipment.

  18. Language Training: French Training

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    If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: or fill in an "application for training" form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz tel. 73127 General and Professional French Courses The next session will take place from 26 April to 02 July 2004. These courses are open to all persons working on the Cern site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: or contact Mrs. Benz: Tel. 73127. Writing Professional Documents in French The next session will take place from 26 April to 02 July 2004. This course is designed for people with a good level...

  19. Language Training: French Training

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    If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: or fill in an "application for training" form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz tel. 73127 General and Professional French Courses The next session will take place from 26 April to 02 July 2004. These courses are open to all persons working on the Cern site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: or contact Mrs. Benz: Tel. 73127. Writing Professional Documents in French The next session will take place from 26 April to 02 July 2004. This course is designed for people with a good level of s...

  20. Effect of CPM training on knee joint function in patients with tibial plateau fracture after operation%胫骨平台骨折术后患者辅助CPM治疗对膝关节功能的影响

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    李卫平; 王江林; 徐莉莉


    Objective To study the effect of continuous passive motion (CPM) training on knee joint function in patients with tibial plateau fracture after operation. Methods Eighty-five patients with tibial plateau fracture after operation were divided into two groups. The CPM group (n=47) was treated with CPM and active training, the non-CPM group received active training only. After 2, 4, 6, and 12 weeks, knee range of motion was compared between the two groups. After 3 and 12 months, knee joint function was compared. Results The degree of knee flexion of CPM group were significantly better than non-CPM group 2, 4 and 6 weeks after operation, (P0.05). Three months after operation, the function recovery of CPM group were significantly better than non-CPM group (P0.05). Conclusion Early stage active training can recover the function of knee. CPM training can shorten the recovery time and improve the life quality of the patients.%目的 探讨辅助持续被动运动(Continuous passive motion,CPM)治疗对胫骨平台骨折术后患者的膝关节功能恢复的影响.方法 胫骨平台骨折患者85例,在采用膝关节镜术后分为CPM+主动运动训练(CPM组)47例和主动运动训练(非CPM组) 38例,比较两组患者在术后2、4、6、12周膝关节伸屈活动度和术后3个月、12个月膝关节功能的恢复情况.结果 两组患者患膝屈曲角度比较,CPM组第2、4、6周均优于非CPM组(P0.05);Rasmussen临床评分比较,术后3个月优良率CPM组优于非CPM组,组间比较差异有统计学意义(P0.05).结论 早期功能锻炼有助于患者术后膝关节功能的恢复,CPM训练有助于缩短其恢复时间,提高患者的生活质量.