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  1. Subcontracting Management Handbook

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    1988-05-01

    Subcontractor Pr , rosals _8-8 9.0 CRITICAL SUBCONTRACTING ASPECTS 9- I 9 I Source Selection 9-1 9 2 Flowdown of Specifications, Standards Terms and...Subcontracting Management Course Material, Subcontracting Management Course, AFSC Systems Acquisition School, Brooks AFB, San Antonio , TX. "The Role

  2. Production Subcontracting and Location

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    Holl, Adelheid

    2007-01-01

    Using data from a panel of Spanish manufacturing firms, I examine factors that explain firms’ production subcontracting decisions and test whether there is any evidence that production subcontracting is facilitated in areas typically associated with higher agglomeration economies. The results show that location matters. Firms in industry agglomerations are more likely to subcontract production activities. While in general, larger and older firms as well as high wage firms show a greater proba...

  3. Interim Report - Grant AFOSR-85-0065.

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    1985-06-30

    Option 065 Drafting Plotter 1 7475A 6 Pen Graphics Plotter Vendor: Imagen Corporation $ 11,266 1 Model 8/300 Laser Printer System, 512Kbytes memory 1... Imagen 8/300 Laser Printer 3 Interim Report Grant No. AFOSR-85-0065 was equivalent to the Versatec plotter for small plots and better for text output

  4. Photovoltaic Subcontract Program

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    Surek, Thomas; Catalano, Anthony

    1993-03-01

    This report summarizes the fiscal year (FY) 1992 progress of the subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R D) performed under the Photovoltaic Advanced Research and Development Project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)-formerly the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). The mission of the national PV program is to develop PV technology for large-scale generation of economically competitive electric power in the United States. The technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontract program: the Crystalline Materials and Advanced Concepts project, the Polycrystalline Thin Films project, Amorphous Silicon Research project, the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project, PV Module and System Performance and Engineering project, and the PV Analysis and Applications Development project. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1992, and future research directions.

  5. Subcontracting Railway Maintenance

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    Thommesen, Jacob

    2010-01-01

    In several European countries, national railway operators have been dismantled and partly privatized to create new contractual relations where operations originally performed internally are now outsourced to several companies. Breaking up work across several independent organizational and commercial entities tends to make coordination and control tasks more complex. It is therefore of interest to explore whether increased and specific risks arise when subcontracting arrangements of safety cri...

  6. Photovoltaic Subcontract Program, FY 1990

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    Summers, K.A. (ed.)

    1991-03-01

    This report summarizes the progress of the subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R D) performed under the Photovoltaics Program at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). The SERI subcontracted PV research and development represents most of the subcontracted R D that is funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Photovoltaics Program. This report covers fiscal year (FY) 1990: October 1, 1989 through September 30, 1990. During FY 1990, the SERI PV program started to implement a new DOE subcontract initiative, entitled the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) Project.'' Excluding (PVMaT) because it was in a start-up phase, in FY 1990 there were 54 subcontracts with a total annualized funding of approximately $11.9 million. Approximately two-thirds of those subcontracts were with universities, at a total funding of over $3.3 million. Cost sharing by industry added another $4.3 million to that $11.9 million of SERI PV subcontracted R D. The six technical sections of this report cover the previously ongoing areas of the subcontracted program: the Amorphous Silicon Research Project, Polycrystalline Thin Films, Crystalline Silicon Materials Research, High-Efficiency Concepts, the New Ideas Program, and the University Participation Program. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs discuss approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1990, and future research directions. Another section introduces the PVMaT project and reports the progress since its inception in FY 1990. Highlights of technology transfer activities are also reported.

  7. 13 CFR 125.3 - Subcontracting assistance.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Subcontracting assistance. 125.3... § 125.3 Subcontracting assistance. (a) General. The purpose of the subcontracting assistance program is to provide the maximum practicable subcontracting opportunities for small business concerns...

  8. 48 CFR 252.237-7006 - Subcontracting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting. 252.237... Clauses 252.237-7006 Subcontracting. As prescribed in 237.7003(b), use the following clause: Subcontracting (DEC 1991) The Contractor shall not subcontract any work under this contract without the...

  9. 48 CFR 252.247-7018 - Subcontracting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting. 252.247... Clauses 252.247-7018 Subcontracting. As prescribed in 247.270-3(m), use the following clause: Subcontracting (DEC 1991) The Contractor shall not subcontract without the prior written approval of the...

  10. 78 FR 42391 - Small Business Subcontracting

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    2013-07-16

    ... subcontractor used in preparing its bid or proposal during contract performance. This rule also adds a provision... clarifies which subcontracts must be included in subcontracting data reporting, which subcontracts should be excluded, and the way subcontracting data is reported. The rule also makes changes to update its...

  11. 76 FR 74749 - Small Business Subcontracting

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    2011-12-01

    ... whenever the prime contractor does not utilize a subcontractor used in preparing its bid or proposal during... performance. SBA also proposed to clarify which subcontracts must be included in subcontracting data reporting, which subcontracts should be excluded, and the way subcontracting data is reported. SBA also proposed to...

  12. 76 FR 61626 - Small Business Subcontracting

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    2011-10-05

    ... used in preparing its bid or proposal during contract performance. SBA is also proposing to amend its... which subcontracts must be included in subcontracting data reporting, which subcontracts should be excluded, and the way subcontracting data is reported. SBA is also proposing to make other changes to...

  13. Subcontracting Railway Maintenance

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    Thommesen, Jacob

    2010-01-01

    In several European countries, national railway operators have been dismantled and partly privatized to create new contractual relations where operations originally performed internally are now outsourced to several companies. Breaking up work across several independent organizational and commerc...... funded via internal sources and the OECD Halden Project, is inspired by efforts of a task on “safety challenges posed by outsourcing” of EU iNTeg-Risk project (FP7 CP-IP 213345-2)...... and commercial entities tends to make coordination and control tasks more complex. It is therefore of interest to explore whether increased and specific risks arise when subcontracting arrangements of safety critical work safety are implemented. This paper focuses on the safety challenges faced by a Danish......In several European countries, national railway operators have been dismantled and partly privatized to create new contractual relations where operations originally performed internally are now outsourced to several companies. Breaking up work across several independent organizational...

  14. AFOSR Chemistry Program Review (25th) FY-80,

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    1981-03-01

    Chemiluminescence and Laser Paul Davidovits Induced Fluorescence of Boron Department of Chemistry Atom Reactions (WGT) Boston College AFOSR-80-0061, 2303...Vapors, edited by Paul Davidovits and D. L. McFadden (Academic Press, N.Y., 1978). "Measurement of Fast Desorption Kinetics of D2 from Tungsten by Laser

  15. 78 FR 17668 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Subcontracting Plans/Individual...

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    2013-03-22

    ... Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF-294) AGENCY... previously approved information collection requirement concerning subcontracting plans/individual subcontract... identified by Information Collection ] 9000-0006, Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF-294...

  16. 78 FR 59798 - Small Business Subcontracting: Correction

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    2013-09-30

    ... ADMINISTRATION 13 CFR Part 125 RIN 3245-AG22 Small Business Subcontracting: Correction AGENCY: U.S. Small..., 2013 (78 FR 42391). The document amended SBA's regulations governing small business subcontracting to...-16967.pdf ). SBA published a final rule on subcontracting to implement provisions of the Small Business...

  17. 41 CFR 51-4.4 - Subcontracting.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Subcontracting. 51-4.4... Subcontracting. (a) Nonprofit agencies shall seek broad competition in the purchase of materials and components... the JWOD Act. (b) Each nonprofit agency shall accomplish the maximum amount of subcontracting with...

  18. Photovoltaic Subcontract Program, FY 1991

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    1992-03-01

    This report summarizes the fiscal year (FY) 1991 (October 1, 1990, through September 30, 1991) progress of the subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R D) performed under the Photovoltaic Advanced Research and Development Project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) -- formerly the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). The mission of the national PV program is to develop PV technology for large-scale generation of economically competitive electric power in the United States. The technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontract program: the Amorphous Silicon Research Project, Polycrystalline Thin Films, Crystalline Silicon Materials Research, High-Efficiency Concepts, the New Ideas Program, the University Participation Program, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1991, and future research directions.

  19. A Model of Safe Subcontracting

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    Thommesen, Jacob; Andersen, Henning Boje

    This report is an excerpt from Deliverable D1.4.1.3 of EU Project iNTeg-Risk. The model presented here is the result of Task 1.4.1 of the iNTeg-Risk project that addressed safety problems related to outsourcing and subcontracting of safety-critical tasks. Concerns have been raised over the effects...... of the fragmentation of work processes associated with subcontracting and outsourcing, where safety may be affected by heterogeneous safety cultures, distributed lines of responsibility, unclear ownership of safety responsibility, and sometimes lack of local knowledge or lack of core skills....

  20. Final Scientific Report on AFOSR-77-3290.

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    1982-03-01

    saipei e dt a 4 wei wesh will "ppemwt a pqor4f se t f46tt tog iatgm 6. As part of colaborative tesotup POXet VIOft" SfeAwy of tbo VOWrin~ at 1sep. ad...SCIENTIFIC REPORT ON AFOSR-77-3290 FINAL, .1 Apr 77-31 Mar 82 Jay R. Walton FS-73 VPgRFOMtN6 ORGANIZATION MANC AND ADOREW1.:ArV1=0TFO T A Department of

  1. 48 CFR 2919.704 - Subcontracting plan requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting plan... Subcontracting Program 2919.704 Subcontracting plan requirements. Contracting Officers will refer subcontracting... that require subcontracting plans. Contracting officers will document the substance of any agreement...

  2. AFOSR BRI: Co-Design of Hardware/Software for Predicting MAV Aerodynamics

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    2016-09-27

    AFRL-AFOSR-VA-TR-2016-0329 AFOSR BRI: Co-Design of Hardware/Software for Predicting MAV Aerodynamics Wu-Chun Feng VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND... Aerodynamics FA9550-12-1-0442 BAA-AFOSR-2012-0001 Feng, Wu-Chun VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY VIRGINIA TECH 1880 PRATT DR STE 2006...unstructured grid motifs found in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in support of aerodynamic predictions for micro-air vehicles (MAVs). While many

  3. 77 FR 56644 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Subcontract Consent

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    2012-09-13

    ... policy when subcontracting. The Government requires a contractor to provide certain information (e.g... of placing a subcontract to ensure that the proposed subcontract is appropriate for the risks...

  4. 77 FR 29983 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Subcontract Consent

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    2012-05-21

    ... policy when subcontracting. The Government requires a contractor to provide certain information (e.g... of placing a subcontract to ensure that the proposed subcontract is appropriate for the risks...

  5. 77 FR 69626 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Subcontracting Plans/Individual...

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    2012-11-20

    ... Regulation; Information Collection; Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF-294) AGENCIES... previously approved information collection requirement concerning subcontracting plans/individual subcontract... 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000- 0006, Subcontracting...

  6. 48 CFR 19.705-5 - Awards involving subcontracting plans.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting plans. 19.705-5 Section 19.705-5 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS The Small Business Subcontracting Program 19.705-5 Awards involving subcontracting plans. (a) In making an award that requires a subcontracting plan, the...

  7. 48 CFR 619.705-4 - Reviewing the subcontracting plan.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting plan. 619.705-4 Section 619.705-4 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF STATE SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS The Small Business Subcontracting Program 619.705-4 Reviewing the subcontracting plan. A/SDBU shall review subcontracting plans to determine if small, small disadvantaged, women...

  8. 48 CFR 1319.705-4 - Reviewing the subcontracting plan.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting plan. 1319.705-4 Section 1319.705-4 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS The Small Business Subcontracting Program 1319.705-4 Reviewing the subcontracting plan. The prime contractor's proposed subcontracting plan shall be reviewed by the...

  9. 48 CFR 219.704 - Subcontracting plan requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting plan... Subcontracting Program 219.704 Subcontracting plan requirements. (1) The goal for use of small disadvantaged... included in the small disadvantaged business goal in commercial items subcontracting plans. (2) In those...

  10. 48 CFR 819.704 - Subcontracting plan requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting plan... SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS The Small Business Subcontracting Program 819.704 Subcontracting plan requirements. (a) The contracting officer shall ensure that any subcontracting plans submitted by...

  11. 48 CFR 1052.219-71 - Subcontracting Plan.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting Plan. 1052... Subcontracting Plan. As prescribed in DTAR 1019.708-70(b), insert the following provision: Subcontracting Plan..., as prescribed in FAR 52.219-9. Use of the subcontracting plan outlined containe in Section J of this...

  12. 48 CFR 219.705-4 - Reviewing the subcontracting plan.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Reviewing the subcontracting plan. 219.705-4 Section 219.705-4 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION... Subcontracting Program 219.705-4 Reviewing the subcontracting plan. (d) Challenge any subcontracting plan that...

  13. 48 CFR 2919.705-5 - Awards involving subcontracting plans.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting plans. 2919.705-5 Section 2919.705-5 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF LABOR... Subcontracting Program 2919.705-5 Awards involving subcontracting plans. The Office of Small Business Programs will review subcontracting plans and SF 295 submissions for performance against business goals...

  14. 48 CFR 19.704 - Subcontracting plan requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting plan... SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS The Small Business Subcontracting Program 19.704 Subcontracting plan requirements. (a) Each subcontracting plan required under 19.702(a)(1) and (2) must include— (1...

  15. 48 CFR 52.219-10 - Incentive Subcontracting Program.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Incentive Subcontracting....219-10 Incentive Subcontracting Program. As prescribed in 19.708(c)(1), insert the following clause: Incentive Subcontracting Program (OCT 2001) (a) Of the total dollars it plans to spend under subcontracts...

  16. Annual Report: Photovoltaic Subcontract Program FY 1990

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    Summers, K. A. [Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (United States)

    1991-03-01

    This report summarizes the progress of the Photovoltaic (PV) Subcontract Program of the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) from October 1, 1989 through September 30, 1990. The PV Subcontract Program is responsible for managing the subcontracted portion of SERI's PV Advanced Research and Development Project. In fiscal year 1990, this included more than 54 subcontracts with a total annualized funding of approximately $11.9 million. Approximately two-thirds of the subcontracts were with universities at a total funding of nearly $3.3 million. The six technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontract program: the Amorphous Silicon Research Project, Polycrystalline Thin Films, Crystalline Silicon Materials Research, High-Efficiency Concepts, the New Ideas Program, and the University Participation Program. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1990, and future research directions. Another section introduces the PVMaT project and reports on its progress.

  17. Utilization of Small Businesses in Navy Subcontracting

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    2016-06-01

    subcontracting, and which were not It was found early on in the research most commands are not doing a good job ensuring required subcontracting plan...Firms conducting business with the federal government are required to take into account small-business concerns in the acquisition process. Subpart 19.7...2001 Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION from the NAVAL

  18. 75 FR 9604 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Subcontracting Plans/Individual...

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    2010-03-03

    ... Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report AGENCIES... subcontracting plans/individual subcontract report. A request for public comments published in the Federal..., Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0006, Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract...

  19. Subcontracting Requirements and the Cost of Government Procurement

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    Rosa, Benjamin

    2016-01-01

    Government procurement auctions can be subject to policies that specify, as a percentage of the total project, a subcontracting requirement for the utilization of historically disadvantaged firms. This paper studies how these subcontracting policies affect auction outcomes using administrative data from New Mexico’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. Through the use of a procurement auction model with endogenous subcontracting, I show that subcontracting requirements need not co...

  20. Innovative Management in Subcontracting Business in Growing and Stagnating Economies

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    Karl-Heinz SCHMIDT

    2010-01-01

    The worldwide economic recession demonstrates: innovations are needed to increase productivity and competitivity of enterprises, especially of subcontracting companies. The paper compares the subcontracting business at a boom- and recession-phase, mainly in Japan and Germany. For Japan the components of subcontracting systems are exposed by a static and dynamic view. Changes of subcontracting firms from dependent, but stable suppliers of parts and services to extremely dependent subcontractor...

  1. FIDIC Conditions of Subcontract as a Model for General Conditions of Subcontract in Pakistan

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    Muhammad Umer Zubair

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Fair allocation of risks in conditions of contract is pivotal for coordination, unhindered execution, dispute resolution and maintenance of positive relationship among the parties executing the contract. Pakistani construction industry despite subcontracting a large percentage of construction projects lacks standard conditions of subcontract and they are primarily based on the will of the prime contractor that is onerous for the subcontractor. Therefore in order to develop a model for the general conditions of subcontract in Pakistan the conditions proposed by Associated General Contractors of California, FIDIC in 1994 and 2011, Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia, American Institute of Architects and by the Government of Hong Kong were compared to determine the similarities and differences among them. Afterwards a questionnaire based on the significant provisions of these subcontracts was conducted in the construction industry of Pakistan to determine the appropriate conditions for model subcontract. The results of the survey were further subjected to discussions with the legal experts. Out of 35 suggestions made for the general conditions of subcontract 23 originated from FIDIC in which 20 are recommended by its 2011’s version. It can therefore be implemented in Pakistan with certain amendments and additions as proposed in light of conditions of other subcontracts and the results of the survey and discussions with legal experts.

  2. 48 CFR 1519.705-4 - Reviewing the subcontracting plan.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting plan. 1519.705-4 Section 1519.705-4 Federal Acquisition Regulations System ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS Subcontracting With Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns 1519.705-4 Reviewing the subcontracting plan. In determining the acceptability...

  3. 48 CFR 2019.705-4 - Reviewing the subcontracting plan.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting plan. 2019.705-4 Section 2019.705-4 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS Subcontracting With Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, and Women-Owned Small Business Concerns 2019.705-4 Reviewing the subcontracting plan...

  4. 48 CFR 319.705-5 - Awards involving subcontracting plans.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting plans. 319.705-5 Section 319.705-5 Federal Acquisition Regulations System HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS Subcontracting With Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, and Women-Owned Small Business Concerns 319.705-5 Awards involving subcontracting plans...

  5. 48 CFR 809.405-2 - Restrictions on subcontracting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Restrictions on subcontracting. 809.405-2 Section 809.405-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS....405-2 Restrictions on subcontracting. When a subcontract is subject to Government consent, authority...

  6. 23 CFR 635.116 - Subcontracting and contractor responsibilities.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Subcontracting and contractor responsibilities. 635.116... TRAFFIC OPERATIONS CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE Contract Procedures § 635.116 Subcontracting and..., requirement or preference shall be imposed which prescribes minimum subcontracting requirements or goals...

  7. 48 CFR 9.405-2 - Restrictions on subcontracting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting. 9.405-2 Section 9.405-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION... on subcontracting. (a) When a contractor debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment is proposed... ineligibility affecting subcontracting.) (b) The Government suspends or debars contractors to protect the...

  8. 48 CFR 52.244-5 - Competition in Subcontracting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Subcontracting. 52.244-5 Section 52.244-5 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION....244-5 Competition in Subcontracting. As prescribed in 44.204(c), insert the following clause: Competition in Subcontracting (DEC 1996) (a) The Contractor shall select subcontractors (including suppliers...

  9. 48 CFR 970.1907-1 - Subcontracting plan requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting plan... Small Business Concerns 970.1907-1 Subcontracting plan requirements. Pursuant to the clause at 48 CFR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan, which is required for all management and operating...

  10. 48 CFR 726.7008 - Limitations on subcontracting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting. 726.7008 Section 726.7008 Federal Acquisition Regulations System AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL... Limitations on subcontracting. The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 752.226-3, Limitations on Subcontracting, in any solicitation and contract for technical assistance services which is to be awarded under...

  11. 48 CFR 409.405-2 - Restrictions on subcontracting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Restrictions on subcontracting. 409.405-2 Section 409.405-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE...-2 Restrictions on subcontracting. The HCA is authorized to approve subcontracts with debarred or...

  12. 48 CFR 225.871-5 - Directed Subcontracting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Directed Subcontracting... and Coordination 225.871-5 Directed Subcontracting. (a) The Director of Defense Procurement and... subcontracting is not authorized unless specifically addressed in the cooperative project agreement. (b) In some...

  13. 48 CFR 5.206 - Notices of subcontracting opportunities.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Notices of subcontracting... subcontracting opportunities. (a) The following entities may transmit a notice to the GPE to seek competition for... concerns, and to meet established subcontracting plan goals: (1) A contractor awarded a contract exceeding...

  14. 48 CFR 1644.170 - Policy for FEHB Program subcontracting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting. 1644.170 Section 1644.170 Federal Acquisition Regulations System OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES HEALTH BENEFITS ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT SUBCONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES General 1644.170 Policy for FEHB Program subcontracting. (a) General policy. Carriers must follow...

  15. 48 CFR 1852.219-75 - Small business subcontracting reporting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting reporting. 1852.219-75 Section 1852.219-75 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NATIONAL... Provisions and Clauses 1852.219-75 Small business subcontracting reporting. As prescribed in 1819.708-70(b), insert the following clause: Small Business Subcontracting Reporting (MAY 1999) (a) The Contractor shall...

  16. 48 CFR 752.226-3 - Limitation on subcontracting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting. 752.226-3 Section 752.226-3 Federal Acquisition Regulations System AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL....226-3 Limitation on subcontracting. As prescribed in 726.7008, insert the following clause: Limitations on Subcontracting (JUN 1993) By submission of an offer and execution of a contract, the Offeror...

  17. 24 CFR 115.309 - Subcontracting under the FHAP.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Subcontracting under the FHAP. 115.309 Section 115.309 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban... Housing Assistance Program § 115.309 Subcontracting under the FHAP. If an agency subcontracts to a public...

  18. 48 CFR 35.009 - Subcontracting research and development effort.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting research... Subcontracting research and development effort. Since the selection of R&D contractors is substantially based on... concerning the contractor's plans for subcontracting any portion of the experimental, research, or...

  19. 48 CFR 752.226-2 - Subcontracting with disadvantaged enterprises.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting with... Clauses 752.226-2 Subcontracting with disadvantaged enterprises. As prescribed in 726.7007, insert the following clause: Subcontracting With Disadvantaged Enterprises (APR 1997) Note: This clause does not apply...

  20. 48 CFR 52.219-14 - Limitations on Subcontracting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Subcontracting. 52.219-14 Section 52.219-14 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION....219-14 Limitations on Subcontracting. As prescribed in 19.508(e) or 19.811-3(e), insert the following clause: Limitations on Subcontracting (DEC 1996) (a) This clause does not apply to the unrestricted...

  1. 48 CFR 1852.219-73 - Small business subcontracting plan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... Provisions and Clauses 1852.219-73 Small business subcontracting plan. As prescribed in 1819.708-70(a), insert the following provision: Small Business Subcontracting Plan (MAY 1999) (a) This provision is not... contain FAR clause 52.219-9, “Small Business Subcontracting Plan.” The apparent low bidder must submit the...

  2. Annual Report: Photovoltaic Subcontract Program FY 1991

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    Summers, K. A. [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    1992-03-01

    This report summarizes the fiscal year (FY) 1991 (October 1, 1990, through September 30, 1991) progress of the subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R&D) performed under the Photovoltaic Advanced Research and Development Project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)-formerly the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). The mission of the national PV program is to develop PV technology for large-scale generation of economically competitive electric power in the United States. The technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontract program: the Amorphous Silicon Research Project, Polycrystalline Thin Films, Crystalline Silicon Materials Research, High Efficiency Concepts, the New Ideas Program, the University Participation Program, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1991, and future research directions.

  3. Photovoltaic Subcontract Program. Annual report, FY 1992

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    1993-03-01

    This report summarizes the fiscal year (FY) 1992 progress of the subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R&D) performed under the Photovoltaic Advanced Research and Development Project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)-formerly the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). The mission of the national PV program is to develop PV technology for large-scale generation of economically competitive electric power in the United States. The technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontract program: the Crystalline Materials and Advanced Concepts project, the Polycrystalline Thin Films project, Amorphous Silicon Research project, the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project, PV Module and System Performance and Engineering project, and the PV Analysis and Applications Development project. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1992, and future research directions.

  4. FIDIC Conditions of Subcontract as a Model for General Conditions of Subcontract in Pakistan

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    Muhammad Umer Zubair; Hamza Farooq Gabriel; Muhamamd Jamaluddin Thaheem; Muhammad Bilal Khurshid; Ammara Mubeen

    2016-01-01

    Fair allocation of risks in conditions of contract is pivotal for coordination, unhindered execution, dispute resolution and maintenance of positive relationship among the parties executing the contract. Pakistani construction industry despite subcontracting a large percentage of construction projects lacks standard conditions of subcontract and they are primarily based on the will of the prime contractor that is onerous for the subcontractor. Therefore in order to develop a model for the gen...

  5. Subcontracting in State and Local Government Employment.

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    Staudohar, Paul D.

    1980-01-01

    Contracting out has cut government costs and raised service levels in many cases. It has, however, also been associated with waste, inefficiency, and graft. Legal and contractual protections may insure public employees against loss of work or reduction in benefits from subcontracting. (Author/IRT)

  6. 48 CFR 1419.705 - Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program. 1419.705 Section 1419.705 Federal Acquisition... Business Subcontracting Program 1419.705 Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program. ...

  7. 48 CFR 3019.705 - Responsibilities for the contracting officer under the subcontracting program.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... contracting officer under the subcontracting program. 3019.705 Section 3019.705 Federal Acquisition...) SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS The Small Business Subcontracting Program 3019.705 Responsibilities for the contracting officer under the subcontracting program. ...

  8. 48 CFR 319.705 - Responsibilities of the Contracting Officer under the subcontracting assistance program.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... Contracting Officer under the subcontracting assistance program. 319.705 Section 319.705 Federal Acquisition Regulations System HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS Subcontracting... Responsibilities of the Contracting Officer under the subcontracting assistance program. ...

  9. 78 FR 13546 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-02-28

    ... Regulation Supplement; Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations... the FAR regarding policy and procedures related to the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System... procedures and policies related to the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS). There were no...

  10. 48 CFR 219.705 - Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program. 219.705 Section 219.705 Federal Acquisition... BUSINESS PROGRAMS The Small Business Subcontracting Program 219.705 Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program. ...

  11. 48 CFR 2019.705 - Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program. 2019.705 Section 2019.705 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS Subcontracting... Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program. ...

  12. Formal sector subcontracting and informal sector employment in Indian manufacturing

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    Moreno-Monroy, A.I; Pieters, J; Erumban, A.A

    2014-01-01

    Using nationally representative survey dta of Indian manufacturing enterprises spanning the period 1995-2006, we analyze the link between formal sector subcontracting and informal sector employment...

  13. AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Chemical & Atmospheric Sciences Program Review (29th).

    Science.gov (United States)

    1985-09-01

    Tetrahedron Lett., 22, 2751 (1981). " Organic Sonochemistry . Ultrasound-Promoted Coupling of Chlorosilanes in the Presence of Lithium Wire," P...of Biohazardous Volatile Synthetic Civil & Env. Engineering Organic Compounds Washington State University AFOSR-83-O175 Pullman, WA 99164-2912...Anderson o, PUBLICATIONS: " Organic Sonochemitry. Ultrasound-Promoted Coupling of Organic Halides In the Presence of Lithium Wire," B-H. Han and P. Boudjouk

  14. Multidisciplinary approaches to radiation-balanced lasers (MARBLE): a MURI program by AFOSR (Conference Presentation)

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    Sheik-Bahae, Mansoor

    2017-02-01

    An overview of the diverse research activities under the newly funded MURI project by AFOSR will be presented. The main goal is to advance the science of radiation-balanced lasers, also known as athermal lasers, in order to mitigate the thermal degradation of the high-power laser beams. The MARBLE project involves researchers from four universities and spans research activities in rare-earth doped crystals and fibers to semiconductor disc lasers.

  15. AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Chemical & Atmospheric Sciences Program Review (28th).

    Science.gov (United States)

    1983-06-01

    Paul Davidovits Fluorescence of Boron Atom Reactions Department of Chemistry AFOSR 80-0061 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 A Molecular Orbital...Induced Fluorescence of Boron Atom Reactions 2. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Paul Davidovits Department of Chemistry Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA...N20," T. G. DiGiuseppe and P. Davidovits , J. Chem. Phys., 74, 3287 (1981). * "Studies of Chemiluminescence in Boron Atom Reactions with 02, S02 , N20

  16. 48 CFR 52.244-6 - Subcontracts for Commercial Items.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... clauses in subcontracts for commercial items: (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and... Recovery Act. (iii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (MAY 2004) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3... subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility...

  17. 48 CFR 509.405-2 - Restrictions on subcontracting.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Restrictions on subcontracting. 509.405-2 Section 509.405-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System GENERAL SERVICES... Ineligibility 509.405-2 Restrictions on subcontracting. The responsibilities of the agency head under FAR 9.405...

  18. 48 CFR 609.405-2 - Restrictions on subcontracting.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Restrictions on subcontracting. 609.405-2 Section 609.405-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF STATE....405-2 Restrictions on subcontracting. The Procurement Executive is the agency head's designee for the...

  19. 48 CFR 2009.405-2 - Restrictions on subcontracting.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Restrictions on subcontracting. 2009.405-2 Section 2009.405-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NUCLEAR REGULATORY... Ineligibility 2009.405-2 Restrictions on subcontracting. The Head of the Contracting Activity is authorized to...

  20. 48 CFR 209.405-2 - Restrictions on subcontracting.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Restrictions on subcontracting. 209.405-2 Section 209.405-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION..., and Ineligibility 209.405-2 Restrictions on subcontracting. (a) The contracting officer shall not...

  1. 48 CFR 2509.405-2 - Restrictions on subcontracting.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Restrictions on subcontracting. 2509.405-2 Section 2509.405-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION... Restrictions on subcontracting. The NSF Deputy Director may authorize a contracting officer to consent to a...

  2. Research Subcontracting: Taking the Worry out of Being Close.

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    Erickson, Stephen

    1987-01-01

    Writing and administering proper subcontracts are essential components of effective grant and contract management. Frequently, prime grantees and contractors issue letters, simple purchase orders, or other brief documents in order to establish subcontracting relationships. The reason why these are not adequate is explained. (MLW)

  3. 48 CFR 1309.405-2 - Restrictions on subcontracting.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Restrictions on subcontracting. 1309.405-2 Section 1309.405-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE....405-2 Restrictions on subcontracting. The designee authorized to provide, in writing, compelling...

  4. 24 CFR 882.412 - Subcontracting of owner services.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Subcontracting of owner services. 882.412 Section 882.412 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban... Moderate Rehabilitation-Basic Policies § 882.412 Subcontracting of owner services. (a) General. Any Owner...

  5. Sub-Contracting in Rural Areas of Thailand

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    Mead, Donald C.

    1982-01-01

    This paper describes an arrangement where a producer undertakes certain steps in the production process done by individuals working in their own homes in Thailand. The paper also provides a description of how this system operates in four different industries, presents survey data on people engaged in subcontracting work, evaluates the subcontracting system, and determines the advantages and disadvantages of its operation.

  6. 48 CFR 970.5227-6 - Patent indemnity-subcontracts.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Patent indemnity... for Management and Operating Contracts 970.5227-6 Patent indemnity—subcontracts. Insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts in accordance with 970.2702-3: Patent Indemnity—Subcontracts (DEC...

  7. 48 CFR 52.219-9 - Small business subcontracting plan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... Clauses 52.219-9 Small business subcontracting plan. As prescribed in 19.708(b), insert the following clause: Small Business Subcontracting Plan (OCT 2010) (a) This clause does not apply to small business... business, and women-owned small business concerns. If the offeror is submitting an individual contract plan...

  8. 48 CFR 226.370-8 - Goals and incentives for subcontracting with HBCU/MIs.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting with HBCU/MIs. 226.370-8 Section 226.370-8 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE... subcontracting with HBCU/MIs. (a) In reviewing subcontracting plans submitted under the clause at FAR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan, the contracting officer shall— (1) Ensure that the contractor...

  9. 48 CFR 1419.705-2 - Determining the need for a subcontracting plan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting plan. 1419.705-2 Section 1419.705-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS The Small Business Subcontracting Program 1419.705-2 Determining the need for a subcontracting plan. The CO's determination that no subcontract...

  10. AFOSR Overview

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-03-05

    unlimited. • Advanced Mathematics • Hypersonics (Turbulence Control) • Complex, Multi-Functional Materials • High-Temperature Superconductivity • Info...Metamaterials & Graphene • Dielectric and Magnetic Materials • High Temperature Superconductors • Novel Sensing Devices and Architectures • Non-linear

  11. 48 CFR 212.7002-2 - Subcontracts under the program.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION PLANNING ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS Pilot Program... “commercial item” may be treated as a subcontract for a commercial item, if the subcontract— (1) Is for the...

  12. 48 CFR 19.705-4 - Reviewing the subcontracting plan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... officer shall determine whether the plan is acceptable based on the negotiation of each of the 11 elements... does not conflict with the offeror's proposed subcontracting plan and is in the Government's interest...

  13. 48 CFR 52.209-6 - Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting With Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ...'s Interest When Subcontracting With Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. 52....209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting With Contractors Debarred, Suspended... Government's Interest When Subcontracting With Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment...

  14. The nexus between OSH and subcontracting.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nunes, Isabel L

    2012-01-01

    Subcontracting of specialized functions to external companies (e.g. cleaning or maintenance) is actually very common within several industries. These external companies' are called contractors and their contracting is often designated as outsourcing. Frequently contractors involve other companies (the sub-contractors) to assist them in fulfilling the contract, resulting in a complex chain of organizations focused on interchange of work - the contracting chain. Therefore in the same work site can coexist workers form the client-company and workers from the contractors and/or subcontractors. Since contractors perform their job in client's facilities, they can be exposed to hazards that are unknown to them. On other hand, workers of the client company can also be exposed to hazardous situations derived from the work performed by the contractors. The paper discusses how adequate occupational safety and health conditions can be assured when dealing with this kind of dynamic labor networks. Two case-studies and several examples coming from international literature will be presented.

  15. Survey of Training Research in AFOSR: Implications for Manpower and Training Research for the All-Volunteer Air Force.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Noble, Clyde E.

    The AFOSR research plan calls for fundamental studies in human learning and performance that would provide the foundations for general laws of learning applicable to Air Force problems. The report describes gaps in research that should be eliminated by investigations in specific fields. Studies of individual and group differences in aptitude and…

  16. 48 CFR 552.219-72 - Preparation, Submission, and Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ..., and Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans. 552.219-72 Section 552.219-72 Federal Acquisition Regulations... Text of Provisions and Clauses 552.219-72 Preparation, Submission, and Negotiation of Subcontracting... Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans (JUN 2005) (a) An offeror, other than a small business concern, submitting...

  17. 48 CFR 652.219-70 - Department of State Subcontracting Goals.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... Subcontracting Goals. 652.219-70 Section 652.219-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF STATE... Department of State Subcontracting Goals. As prescribed in 619.708-70, insert a provision substantially the same as follows: Department of State Subcontracting Goals (APR 2004) (a) The offeror shall provide a...

  18. 48 CFR 952.225-70 - Subcontracting for nuclear hot cell services.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting for nuclear....225-70 Subcontracting for nuclear hot cell services. As prescribed in 925.7004, insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts: Subcontracting for Nuclear Hot Cell Services (MAR 1993) (a...

  19. 48 CFR 19.705 - Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program. 19.705 Section 19.705 Federal Acquisition... Business Subcontracting Program 19.705 Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting...

  20. 48 CFR 3419.705-2 - Determining the need for a subcontracting plan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting plan. 3419.705-2 Section 3419.705-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION... Subcontracting With Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns 3419.705-2 Determining the need for a subcontracting plan. Incremental funding actions must be included in determining whether an...

  1. 48 CFR 1319.705 - Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program. 1319.705 Section 1319.705 Federal Acquisition... Subcontracting Program 1319.705 Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance...

  2. 48 CFR 19.705-2 - Determining the need for a subcontracting plan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting plan. 19.705-2 Section 19.705-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS The Small Business Subcontracting Program 19.705-2 Determining the need for a subcontracting plan. The contracting officer must take the following actions to...

  3. 48 CFR 726.7007 - Requirement for subcontracting with disadvantaged enterprises.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting with disadvantaged enterprises. 726.7007 Section 726.7007 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Enterprises Program 726.7007 Requirement for subcontracting with disadvantaged enterprises. (a) In addition to... is no realistic expectation of U.S. subcontracting opportunities and so documents the file. If the...

  4. 48 CFR 225.872-8 - Subcontracting with qualifying country sources.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting with... International Agreements and Coordination 225.872-8 Subcontracting with qualifying country sources. In reviewing contractor subcontracting procedures, the contracting officer shall ensure that the contract does not...

  5. 77 FR 69483 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Summary Subcontract Report

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-11-19

    ... subcontracting plan that provides maximum practicable opportunities for the above named concerns. Specific... are implemented in FAR Subpart 19.7. In conjunction with the subcontracting plan requirements... subcontractors for a specific Federal Government agency that required an Individual Subcontracting plan for the...

  6. 48 CFR 3052.219-70 - Small Business subcontracting program reporting.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting program reporting. 3052.219-70 Section 3052.219-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... subcontracting program reporting. As prescribed in (HSAR) 48 CFR 3019.708-70(a), insert the following clause: Small Business Subcontracting Plan Reporting (JUN 2006) (a) The Contractor shall enter the information...

  7. 48 CFR 19.1203 - Incentive subcontracting with small disadvantaged business concerns.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Incentive subcontracting... Business Participation Program 19.1203 Incentive subcontracting with small disadvantaged business concerns. The contracting officer may encourage increased subcontracting opportunities in the NAICS Industry...

  8. 77 FR 56709 - Proposed Information Collection (VA Subcontracting Report for Service Disabled Veteran-Owned...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-09-13

    ... Information Collection (VA Subcontracting Report for Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran... needed to collect information from subcontractors to compare information obtained from subcontracting... collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: VA Subcontracting Report...

  9. 48 CFR 219.1203 - Incentive subcontracting with small disadvantaged business concerns.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Incentive subcontracting... BUSINESS PROGRAMS Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program 219.1203 Incentive subcontracting with small disadvantaged business concerns. The contracting officer shall encourage increased subcontracting...

  10. 48 CFR 52.219-16 - Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ...-Subcontracting Plan. 52.219-16 Section 52.219-16 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION... Clauses 52.219-16 Liquidated Damages—Subcontracting Plan. As prescribed in 19.708(b)(2), insert the following clause: Liquidated Damages—Subcontracting Plan (JAN 1999) (a) Failure to make a good faith effort...

  11. 75 FR 65439 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-25

    ... Supplement; Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System... Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS). The FAR has been revised to reflect use of the eSRS... Subcontracting Reporting System. This DFARS interim rule amends sections 219.708 and 252.219 to provide DoD...

  12. 48 CFR 3419.705 - Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program. 3419.705 Section 3419.705 Federal Acquisition... SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS CONCERNS Subcontracting With Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns 3419.705 Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance...

  13. 13 CFR 125.6 - Prime contractor performance requirements (limitations on subcontracting).

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... requirements (limitations on subcontracting). 125.6 Section 125.6 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS... subcontracting). (a) In order to be awarded a full or partial small business set-aside contract, an 8(a) contract... contract in a HUBZone. One or more qualified HUBZone SBCs may combine to meet this subcontracting...

  14. 48 CFR 552.219-71 - Notice to Offerors of Subcontracting Plan Requirements.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... Subcontracting Plan Requirements. 552.219-71 Section 552.219-71 Federal Acquisition Regulations System GENERAL... and Clauses 552.219-71 Notice to Offerors of Subcontracting Plan Requirements. As prescribed in 519.708-70(a), insert the following provision: Notice to Offerors of Subcontracting Plan Requirements (JUN...

  15. 48 CFR 52.219-26 - Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program-Incentive Subcontracting.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... Business Participation Program-Incentive Subcontracting. 52.219-26 Section 52.219-26 Federal Acquisition... Program—Incentive Subcontracting. As prescribed in 19.1204(c), insert a clause substantially the same as the following: Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program—Incentive Subcontracting (OCT 2000...

  16. 13 CFR 126.701 - Can these subcontracting percentages requirements change?

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Can these subcontracting... ADMINISTRATION HUBZONE PROGRAM Contract Performance Requirements § 126.701 Can these subcontracting percentages requirements change? Yes. The Administrator may change the subcontracting percentage requirements if the...

  17. 13 CFR 126.702 - How can the subcontracting percentage requirements be changed?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false How can the subcontracting... ADMINISTRATION HUBZONE PROGRAM Contract Performance Requirements § 126.702 How can the subcontracting percentage requirements be changed? SBA may change the required subcontracting percentage for a specific industry if the...

  18. 48 CFR 619.705 - Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance program. 619.705 Section 619.705 Federal Acquisition... Subcontracting Program 619.705 Responsibilities of the contracting officer under the subcontracting assistance...

  19. 77 FR 70210 - Agency Information Collection (VA Subcontracting Report for Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-11-23

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (VA Subcontracting Report for Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small....'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: VA Subcontracting Report for Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business and... from subcontractors to compare information obtained from subcontracting plans submitted by prime...

  20. 48 CFR 952.226-72 - Energy Policy Act subcontracting goals and reporting requirements.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting goals and reporting requirements. 952.226-72 Section 952.226-72 Federal Acquisition Regulations... Provisions and Clauses 952.226-72 Energy Policy Act subcontracting goals and reporting requirements. As prescribed in 926.7007(c), insert the following clause: Energy Policy Act Subcontracting Goals and Reporting...

  1. 48 CFR 52.226-5 - Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area. 52.226-5 Section 52.226-5 Federal Acquisition Regulations... CLAUSES Text of Provisions and Clauses 52.226-5 Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area. As prescribed in 26.206(c), insert the following clause: Restrictions on Subcontracting...

  2. 75 FR 32723 - Revision of Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation; Limitations on Subcontracting...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-06-09

    ... Acquisition Regulation; Limitations on Subcontracting in Emergency Acquisitions (HSAR Case 2009-005) AGENCY... on subcontracting for cost-reimbursement type contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold... authority to determine whether or not the subcontracting requirements are not feasible or practicable rests...

  3. 48 CFR 252.219-7004 - Small business subcontracting plan (test program).

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Text of Provisions And Clauses 252.219-7004 Small business subcontracting plan... contract or subcontract. (b) The Offeror's comprehensive small business subcontracting plan and its... “Utilization of Small Business Concerns,” or (2) an approved plan required by this clause, shall be a material...

  4. 48 CFR 2452.219-70 - Small business subcontracting plan compliance.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... of Provisions and Clauses 2452.219-70 Small business subcontracting plan compliance. As prescribed in 2419.708(d), insert the following provision: Small Business Subcontracting Plan Compliance (FEB 2006... the clause at FAR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan. (c) The government will consider...

  5. 48 CFR 252.219-7003 - Small business subcontracting plan (DoD contracts).

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Text of Provisions And Clauses 252.219-7003 Small business subcontracting plan...-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan, clause of this contract. (a) Definitions. Historically black... division-wide commercial items subcontracting plans, the term small disadvantaged business, when used in...

  6. 48 CFR 852.219-9 - VA Small business subcontracting plan minimum requirements.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... Provisions and Clauses 852.219-9 VA Small business subcontracting plan minimum requirements. As prescribed in subpart 819.709, insert the following clause: VA Small Business Subcontracting Plan Minimum Requirements... plan, the minimum goals for award of subcontracts to service-disabled veteran-owned small business...

  7. Subcontracting in international B-to-B market

    OpenAIRE

    Ma, Jing

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is the subcontracting and its internationalization, description of the process to find subcontractor from China. The whole thesis will be divided into five chapters; the studying area focuses on the B to B market, and elaborates the international subcontracting in B to B market, its benefits, roles, selection and process. The first part will from general conceptions of B-to-B, it will include relationship of traditional B-to-B and modern B-to-B development,...

  8. Forecast of contracting and subcontracting opportunities: Fiscal year 1998

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    NONE

    1998-01-01

    This report describes procurement procedures and opportunities for small businesses with the Department of Energy (DOE). It describes both prime and subcontracting opportunities of $100,000 and above which are being set aside for 8(a) and other small business concerns. The report contains sections on: SIC codes; procurement opportunities with headquarters offices; procurement opportunities with field offices; subcontracting opportunities with major contractors; 8(a) contracts expiring in FY 1998; other opportunities to do business with DOE; management and operating contractors--expiration dates; Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) staff directory; and small business survey. This document will be updated quarterly on the home page.

  9. 13 CFR 126.102 - What is the effect of the HUBZone program on the section 8(d) subcontracting program?

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    2010-01-01

    ... program on the section 8(d) subcontracting program? 126.102 Section 126.102 Business Credit and Assistance... effect of the HUBZone program on the section 8(d) subcontracting program? The HUBZone Act of 1997 amended the section 8(d) subcontracting program to include qualified HUBZone SBCs in the formal subcontracting...

  10. 13 CFR 121.411 - What are the size procedures for SBA's Section 8(d) Subcontracting Program?

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    2010-01-01

    ... SBA's Section 8(d) Subcontracting Program? 121.411 Section 121.411 Business Credit and Assistance...'s Section 8(d) Subcontracting Program? (a) Prime contractors may rely on the information contained... subcontracting or proposing to subcontract under section 8(d) of the Small Business Act may be protested by the...

  11. Formal sector subcontracting and informal sector employment in Indian manufacturing

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    Moreno-Monroy, A.I.; Pieters, J.; Erumban, A.A.

    2014-01-01

    Using nationally representative survey dta of Indian manufacturing enterprises spanning the period 1995-2006, we analyze the link between formal sector subcontracting and informal sector employment. A novelty in our analysis is that this relationship is allowed to differ between modern and

  12. 48 CFR 52.222-11 - Subcontracts (Labor Standards).

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    2010-10-01

    ...: Subcontracts (Labor Standards) (JUL 2005) (a) Definition. Construction, alteration or repair, as used in this clause, means all types of work done by laborers and mechanics employed by the construction Contractor or construction subcontractor on a particular building or work at the site thereof, including without limitation...

  13. 48 CFR 852.236-80 - Subcontracts and work coordination.

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    2010-10-01

    ... well as the location and elevation of utility lines, including, but not limited to, conveyor systems... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracts and work coordination. 852.236-80 Section 852.236-80 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS...

  14. Transferring the Cost of Wage Rigidity to Subcontracting Firms: The Case of Korea

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    Kwangho Woo

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available We select a Korean case with ample subcontracting practices and a rigid wage system. Workplaces with subcontract transactions would have reason to impute the additional wage incremental costs associated with the seniority-based wage system (Hobong in Korea to subcontractors. Our empirical results identify the cost-transferring mechanism under which the cost of wage rigidity for contractors is transferred to subcontracting firms and aggravates the wage inequality among workers in contracting and subcontracting firms. We analyze the industrial difference in the intensity of this transferring mechanism and probe policy directions considering the improvement of both the subcontracting structure and pay system simultaneously. For the sustainability of firms, they need to reform a seniority-based wage system, an incentive-based wage system or a job-based wage system and the exploited subcontracting structure for creating share value.

  15. 13 CFR 121.410 - What are the size standards for SBA's Section 8(d) Subcontracting Program?

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false What are the size standards for SBA's Section 8(d) Subcontracting Program? 121.410 Section 121.410 Business Credit and Assistance...'s Section 8(d) Subcontracting Program? For subcontracting purposes pursuant to sections 8(d) of the...

  16. 48 CFR 1519.705-70 - Synopsis of contracts containing Pub. L. 95-507 subcontracting plans and goals.

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    2010-10-01

    ... containing Pub. L. 95-507 subcontracting plans and goals. 1519.705-70 Section 1519.705-70 Federal Acquisition... Subcontracting With Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns 1519.705-70 Synopsis of contracts containing Pub. L. 95-507 subcontracting plans and goals. The synopsis of contract award, where applicable...

  17. 48 CFR 952.226-70 - Subcontracting goals under section 3021(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting goals under... Provisions and Clauses 952.226-70 Subcontracting goals under section 3021(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. As prescribed in 926.7007(a), insert the following provision: Subcontracting Goals Under Section 3021...

  18. 48 CFR 53.301-294 - Subcontracting Report for Individual Contracts.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting Report for Individual Contracts. 53.301-294 Section 53.301-294 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (CONTINUED) CLAUSES AND FORMS FORMS Illustrations of Forms 53.301-294 Subcontracting...

  19. 48 CFR 2453.227-70 - Form HUD-770, Report of Inventions and Subcontracts.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Form HUD-770, Report of Inventions and Subcontracts. 2453.227-70 Section 2453.227-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... HUD-770, Report of Inventions and Subcontracts. As prescribed in 2427.305-2, form HUD-770 shall be...

  20. Tri-State Synfuels Project Review: Volume 9A. Subcontract information. [Proposed Henderson, Kentucky coal to gasoline plant; water supply and civil engineering subcontracts

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    1982-06-01

    Volume 9A considers subcontract work done at the site involving hydrogeological studies with respect to water supply and geotechnical work with respect to the building foundations necessary based on boreholes drilled and the lithology of the area. (LTN)

  1. Influence of subcontracting constraints on the performance of manufacturing industries in Nigeria

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    Victor Chukwunweike Nwokocha

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work, an attempt has been made to show the influence of subcontracting constraints on firm performance in Nigeria. The study in line with the literature identified a number of constraints hindering an effective subcontracting arrangement in the study area. While the constraints were found not to have affected the use of subcontracting in the country, low capital intensity, disclosure of commercial secrets, poor services and interest conflict were found to have restricted subcontracting arrangements in the study area to sharing of equipment and short-term contracts. These constraints however were found not have affected the performance of manufacturing industries in the study area. This paper keeping in mind the findings of this study suggested that manufacturing industries in Nigeria should invest more in machineries and tools so as to increase subcontracting co-operations among industries.

  2. Forecast of contracting and subcontracting opportunities. Fiscal year 1996

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    NONE

    1996-02-01

    This forecast of prime and subcontracting opportunities with the U.S. Department of Energy and its MAO contractors and environmental restoration and waste management contractors, is the Department`s best estimate of small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small business procurement opportunities for fiscal year 1996. The information contained in the forecast is published in accordance with Public Law 100-656. It is not an invitation for bids, a request for proposals, or a commitment by DOE to purchase products or services. Each procurement opportunity is based on the best information available at the time of publication and may be revised or cancelled.

  3. Construction Tender Subcontract Selection using Case-based Reasoning

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    Due Luu

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Obtaining competitive quotations from suitably qualified subcontractors at tender tim n significantly increase the chance of w1nmng a construction project. Amidst an increasingly growing trend to subcontracting in Australia, selecting appropriate subcontractors for a construction project can be a daunting task requiring the analysis of complex and dynamic criteria such as past performance, suitable experience, track record of competitive pricing, financial stability and so on. Subcontractor selection is plagued with uncertainty and vagueness and these conditions are difficul_t o represent in generalised sets of rules. DeciSIOns pertaining to the selection of subcontr:act?s tender time are usually based on the mtu1t1onand past experience of construction estimators. Case-based reasoning (CBR may be an appropriate method of addressing the chal_lenges of selecting subcontractors because CBR 1s able to harness the experiential knowledge of practitioners. This paper reviews the practicality and suitability of a CBR approach for subcontractor tender selection through the development of a prototype CBR procurement advisory system. In this system, subcontractor selection cases are represented by a set of attributes elicited from experienced construction estimators. The results indicate that CBR can enhance the appropriateness of the selection of subcontractors for construction projects.

  4. Subcontracting in the Italian industry. Labour Division, Firm Growth and the North-South Divide

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    Giunta, Anna; Nifo, Annamaria; Scalera, Domenico

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of subcontracting on Italian manufacturing firms’ growth in the second half of the 1990s. By making use of a 5000 firms database we specifically test: a) whether and how subcontracting may affect the growth dynamics of firms; b) whether growth could be due to stronger incentives to innovate for subcontracting firms keen to move up the value chain, which would be consistent with the predictions of the Global Value Chain approach; and c) the jo...

  5. Forecast of Contracting and Subcontracting Opportunities, Fiscal year 1995

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    1995-02-01

    Welcome to the US Department of Energy`s Forecast of Contracting and Subcontracting Opportunities. This forecast, which is published pursuant to Public Low 100--656, ``Business Opportunity Development Reform Act of 1988,`` is intended to inform small business concerns, including those owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and women-owned small business concerns, of the anticipated fiscal year 1995 contracting and subcontracting opportunities with the Department of Energy and its management and operating contractors and environmental restoration and waste management contractors. This document will provide the small business contractor with advance notice of the Department`s procurement plans as they pertain to small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small business concerns.Opportunities contained in the forecast support the mission of the Department, to serve as advocate for the notion`s energy production, regulation, demonstration, conservation, reserve maintenance, nuclear weapons and defense research, development and testing, when it is a national priority. The Department`s responsibilities include long-term, high-risk research and development of energy technology, the marketing of Federal power, and maintenance of a central energy data collection and analysis program. A key mission for the Department is to identify and reduce risks, as well as manage waste at more than 100 sites in 34 states and territories, where nuclear energy or weapons research and production resulted in radioactive, hazardous, and mixed waste contamination. Each fiscal year, the Department establishes contracting goals to increase contracts to small business concerns and meet our mission objectives.

  6. Gendering Industrial Subcontracting Work: A Qualitative Study of Garment Ateliers in Istanbul

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    Saniye Dedeoglu

    2011-01-01

    .... Supported by flexible production and subcontracting relations, family-owned garment ateliers have become the prominent location of production and have opened up the doors of the global markets...

  7. Subcontracting in the Italian industry. Labour Division, Firms’ Growth and North-South Divide

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    Giunta, Anna; Nifo, Annamaria; Scalera, Domenico

    2009-01-01

    By making use of a 4000 firms database, this paper analyzes the dynamics of division of labour among Italian manufacturing firms during the '90s, and seeks to assess the impact that subcontracting has on manufacturing firms' growth. In particular, we investigate the relationship between labour division and firms' growth with three specific objectives: a) to understand whether and how subcontracting may have affected firms' growth dynamics; b) to test if larger growth could be due to stronger ...

  8. Integration versus subcontracting: The case of the French automotive industry (1945-1970)

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    Pezet, Anne; Nogatchewsky, Gwenaëlle; Fabre, Karine

    2008-01-01

    Today’s car manufacturers resort widely to subcontracting, but the origins of this practice are not recent. From the beginning of the twentieth century, the car manufacturer Louis Renault committed the production of some components to external suppliers, although the company is often presented as a comprehensive model of vertical integration. This article aims to describe the evolution of subcontracting within the Renault firm from 1945 to the 1970s. This family business company constitutes a...

  9. Small Business: Action Needed to Determine Whether DOD’s Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program Should Be Made Permanent

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    2015-11-01

    SMALL BUSINESS Action Needed to Determine Whether DOD’s Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program Should Be... Subcontracting Plan Test Program Should Be Made Permanent 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT...committees November 2015 SMALL BUSINESS Action Needed to Determine Whether DOD’s Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program Should Be Made

  10. 48 CFR 252.209-7004 - Subcontracting with firms that are owned or controlled by the government of a terrorist country.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting with firms....209-7004 Subcontracting with firms that are owned or controlled by the government of a terrorist country. As prescribed in 209.409, use the following clause: Subcontracting with Firms that are Owned or...

  11. A survey of the literature on challenges to safety posed by outsourcing or subcontracting of critical tasks

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Thommesen, Jacob; Andersen, Henning Boje; Øien, Knut

    The purpose of this document is to report on a review of the literature on the relation between safety and outsourcing or subcontracting. The review seeks to identify the problems and solutions that have been identified and described in the literature concerning outsourcing and subcontracting...

  12. 48 CFR 970.1907 - Subcontracting with Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Woman-Owned Small Business...

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting with Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Woman-Owned Small Business Concerns. 970.1907 Section 970.1907....1907 Subcontracting with Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Woman-Owned Small Business...

  13. 48 CFR 215.370 - Evaluation factor for employing or subcontracting with members of the Selected Reserve.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Evaluation factor for employing or subcontracting with members of the Selected Reserve. 215.370 Section 215.370 Federal... employing or subcontracting with members of the Selected Reserve. ...

  14. 24 CFR 964.320 - HUD Policy on training, employment, contracting and subcontracting of public housing residents.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false HUD Policy on training, employment, contracting and subcontracting of public housing residents. 964.320 Section 964.320 Housing and Urban... training, employment, contracting and subcontracting of public housing residents. In accordance with...

  15. Photovoltaic Subcontract Program, FY 1991. Annual report, [October 1, 1990--September 30, 1991

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    1992-03-01

    This report summarizes the fiscal year (FY) 1991 (October 1, 1990, through September 30, 1991) progress of the subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R&D) performed under the Photovoltaic Advanced Research and Development Project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) -- formerly the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). The mission of the national PV program is to develop PV technology for large-scale generation of economically competitive electric power in the United States. The technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontract program: the Amorphous Silicon Research Project, Polycrystalline Thin Films, Crystalline Silicon Materials Research, High-Efficiency Concepts, the New Ideas Program, the University Participation Program, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1991, and future research directions.

  16. R&D cooperation versus R&D subcontracting: empirical evidence from French survey data.

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    Estelle Dhont-Peltrault; Etienne Pfister

    2007-01-01

    This paper uses a survey of French firms active in R&D to identify the determinants of R&D outsourcing and of the ensuing trade-off between R&D subcontracting and R&D cooperation. Internal R&D expenditures increase both the probability of outsourcing and the number of R&D partners. Investment in fundamental R&D, group belonging, and the sector’s high R&D intensity positively influences the probability of R&D outsourcing but have less impact on the number of partners. R&D subcontracting is mor...

  17. AFOSR Technical Summaries.

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    1988-03-01

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  18. AFOSR/ONR Contractors’ Meeting on Combustion Rocket Propulsion Diagnostics of Reacting Flow Held in Ann Arbor, Michigan on 19-23 June 1989

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    1989-06-19

    St Louis MO 63166-0516 (513)569-7520 (314)232-4687 345 Dr Spiro Lekoudis Dr. Anthony Leonard Office of Naval Research Graduate Aeronautical Labs...Building 37-401 (415)294- Cambridge MA 02139 (617) 253-5613 Dr Peter Mattern Dr Anthony J. Matuszko Combustion Sciences AFOSR/NC Sandia National...Homer Presley Dr Edward Price AFAL/LK School of Aerospace Engrg Edwards AFB CA 93523-5000 Georgia Institute of (805)275-6530 Technology AV525-5630

  19. 48 CFR 1852.219-82 - Limitation on subcontracting-STTR program.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting-STTR program. 1852.219-82 Section 1852.219-82 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NATIONAL... Provisions and Clauses 1852.219-82 Limitation on subcontracting—STTR program. As prescribed in 1819.7302(c), insert the following clause: Limitation on Subcontracting—STTR Program (OCT 2006) The Contractor shall...

  20. 48 CFR 1852.219-81 - Limitation on subcontracting-SBIR Phase II program.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting-SBIR Phase II program. 1852.219-81 Section 1852.219-81 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... CLAUSES Texts of Provisions and Clauses 1852.219-81 Limitation on subcontracting—SBIR Phase II program. As prescribed in 1819.7302(b), insert the following clause: Limitation on Subcontracting—SBIR Phase II Program...

  1. 48 CFR 1852.219-80 - Limitation on subcontracting-SBIR Phase I program.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting-SBIR Phase I program. 1852.219-80 Section 1852.219-80 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... CLAUSES Texts of Provisions and Clauses 1852.219-80 Limitation on subcontracting—SBIR Phase I program. As prescribed in 1819.7302(a), insert the following clause: Limitation on Subcontracting—SBIR Phase I Program...

  2. 77 FR 44047 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards

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    2012-07-26

    ...) at http://www.fsrs.gov . FSRS is a module of the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS... respondents stated that disclosing compensation information will create risk that a company may lose its key... (including construction) for the performance of a prime contract, but exclude supplier agreements that...

  3. 78 FR 17671 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Summary Subcontract Report

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    2013-03-22

    ... business subcontracting program reporting process and provides the data to agencies in a manner that... quality and use of Federal information to strengthen decision- making, accountability, and openness in... to http://www.regulations.gov , including any personal and/or business confidential information...

  4. 48 CFR 1827.304-4 - Subcontracts. (NASA supplements paragraph (a))

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    2010-10-01

    ... supplements paragraph (a)) 1827.304-4 Section 1827.304-4 Federal Acquisition Regulations System NATIONAL... Rights Under Government Contracts 1827.304-4 Subcontracts. (NASA supplements paragraph (a)) (a)(i) Unless... or a subcontractor considers it inappropriate to include one of the clauses discussed in paragraph (a...

  5. Formal sector subcontracting and informal sector employment in Indian manufacturing : Author

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    Moreno-Monroy, Ana I; Pieters, Janneke; Erumban, Abdul Azeez

    2014-01-01

    Using nationally representative survey data of Indian manufacturing enterprises spanning the period 1995–2006, we analyze the link between formal sector subcontracting and informal sector employment. A novelty in our analysis is that this relationship is allowed to differ between modern and

  6. Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project (UMTRAP), Slick Rock, Colorado, Revision 1. Bid schedule, special conditions, specifications, and subcontract drawings

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    NONE

    1995-10-01

    This volume contains: bidding requirements; terms and conditions; specifications for Division 1 -- general requirements; specifications for Division 2 -- sitework; specifications for Divisions 5 -- metals; subcontract drawings, (general, Union Carbide processing site, North Continent processing site, and Burro Canyon disposal site).

  7. Risk absorption in Japanese subcontracting : a microeconometirc study on the automobile industry

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    Asanuma, Banri; Kikutani, Tatsuya

    1991-01-01

    Prevalence of subcontracting in Japan has traditionally been ascribed to risk shifting behavior of manufacturers. But, Asanuma's field research has elicited the following. First, in transactions with those suppliers with which it maintains longstanding relations, each typical manufacturer absorbs risks to a nonnegligible degree. Second, the degree tends to be higher (1) the larger the share occupied by the manufacturer in the total sales of the supplier; and (2) the more rudimentary the categ...

  8. Downsizing nature: managing risk and knowledge economies through production subcontracting in the Oregon logging sector

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    W Scott Prudham

    2002-01-01

    The logging sector in Oregon is characterized by extensive subcontracting between wood-commodity manufacturing firms and independent logging contractors. Why is this so? Considerable recent scholarship has examined the dynamics of flexible production systems, including regional contractor networks, as prominent aspects of late capitalism. Although useful, existing accounts of flexibility are inadequate to explain why logging in particular would be subject to contract production relations. A s...

  9. Subcontracted Forms and “Intermediary” Agents of Employment Relationships: Foremen in the Construction Sector

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    Elife Kart

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Integration of flexible and precarious structure of employment conditions and relations with subcontracting strategies enables companies to conserve their competitive power in one sense; it also introduces the conditions, which are increasingly irregulated, temporal and destabilized, with regards to the labour power. On the other hand subcontracting, as a strategy of fragmenting, individualizing and isolating labour power in itself means that working conditions have been becoming more manageable in terms of capital. In this study, focusing on the positions of intermediary persons, defined as foremen in the labour market, especially in the construction sector, the strategies with which employment relationships become increasingly unsteady, indefinite and temporal are discussed. On the one hand, depending on the efforts of capital to reproduce itself on a global scale, the effects of capital on labour power are considered on the other, how these efforts produce the intermediary agents and through them how the labour power is instrumentilized as a tool of profit and productivity are analyzed. And the fabrication of the intermediary agents, which make the new forms of domination in employment relationships visible, is studied. The study is discussed through data gathered from in-depth interviews with subcontractors

  10. 48 CFR 927.404 - Rights in technical data in subcontracts. (DOE coverage-paragraphs (g), (k), (l), and (m))

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    2010-10-01

    ... copyright in any computer software first produced in the performance of the contract. This requirement reflects DOE's established software distribution program, recognized at FAR 27.404(g)(2), and the... COPYRIGHTS Technical Data and Copyrights 927.404 Rights in technical data in subcontracts. (DOE coverage...

  11. Lessons learned from the EG&G consolidated hazardous waste subcontract and ESH&Q liability assessment process

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    Fix, N.J.

    1995-03-01

    Hazardous waste transportation, treatment, recycling, and disposal contracts were first consolidated at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory in 1992 by EG&G Idaho, Inc. At that time, disposition of Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste, Toxic Substance Control Act waste, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act hazardous substances and contaminated media, and recyclable hazardous materials was consolidated under five subcontracts. The wastes were generated by five different INEL M&O contractors, under the direction of three different Department of Energy field offices. The consolidated contract reduced the number of facilities handling INEL waste from 27 to 8 qualified treatment, storage, and disposal facilities, with brokers specifically prohibited. This reduced associated transportation costs, amount and cost of contractual paperwork, and environmental liability exposure. EG&G reviewed this approach and proposed a consolidated hazardous waste subcontract be formed for the major EG&G managed DOE sites: INEL, Mound, Rocky Flats, Nevada Test Site, and 10 satellite facilities. After obtaining concurrence from DOE Headquarters, this effort began in March 1992 and was completed with the award of two master task subcontracts in October and November 1993. In addition, the effort included a team to evaluate the apparent awardee`s facilities for environment, safety, health, and quality (ESH&Q) and financial liability status. This report documents the evaluation of the process used to prepare, bid, and award the EG&G consolidated hazardous waste transportation, treatment, recycling, and/or disposal subcontracts and associated ESH&Q and financial liability assessments; document the strengths and weaknesses of the process; and propose improvements that would expedite and enhance the process for other DOE installations that used the process and for the re-bid of the consolidated subcontract, scheduled for 1997.

  12. AFOSR Mission Critical STEAM Program

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    2014-02-10

    among institutions of higher learning in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, the four geographic regions that comprise...Greater China . NTHU’s enrollment is approximately 12,000, almost equally divided between undergraduate and graduate students. NTHU has seven...100% Food & Beverage 50% 25% 25% 75% 25% 0% Met Reason for Attending - Presidents Yes Somewhat No 50% 50

  13. Specific PVMaT R&D in CdTe Product Manufacturing: Final Subcontract Report, March 2003

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    Bohland, J.; McMaster, A.; Henson, S.; Hanak, J.

    2004-01-01

    Results of a 3+ year subcontract are presented. The research was conducted under Phase 5A2 of the subcontract. The three areas of effort in the subcontract were (1) manufacturing line improvements, (2) product readiness, and (3) environmental, safety, and health programs. The subcontract consisted of three phases, approximately 1 year each. Phase I included the development, design, and implementation of a high-throughput, low-cost lamination process. This goal was achieved using the support of key experts such as Automation and Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) to identify appropriate lamination equipment vendors, and material handling. Product designs were reviewed by Arizona State University Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory and Underwriters Laboratories. Modifications to the module designs were implemented to meet future testing requirements. A complete review of the Environmental, Health, and Safety programs was conducted, along with training by the Environmental Protection Agency (EP A) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Work conducted during Phase II included the implementation of an improved potting procedure for the wiring junction. The design of the equipment focused on high-throughput, low-cost operations. During Phase III , First Solar made significant progress in three areas: Manufacturing Readiness; Product Performance; and Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S). First Solar's accomplishments in laser scribing significantly exceeded the stated goals. Innovations implemented during Phase III were made possible by adopting a new type of high-frequency, low-pulse-width laser, galvanometer-driven laser-beam system, and numerous advanced, automated, equipment features. Because of the greater than one order of magnitude increase in the throughput and laser life, a factor of two decrease in equipment cost, and complete automation, a major impact on lowering the cost of the PV product is anticipated.

  14. Mesoscale Modeling of Kinetic Phase Behaviors in Mg-B-H (Subcontract Report)

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    Yu, H. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Thornton, K. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Wood, B. C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-10-13

    Storage of hydrogen on board vehicles is one of the critical enabling technologies for creating hydrogenfueled transportation systems that can reduce oil dependency and mitigate the long-term effects of fossil fuels on climate change. Stakeholders in developing hydrogen infrastructure are currently focused on highpressure storage at 350 bar and 700 bar, in part because no viable solid-phase storage material has emerged. Nevertheless, solid-state materials, including high-density hydrides, remain of interest because of their unique potential to meet all DOE targets and deliver hydrogen at lower pressures and higher on-board densities. A successful solution would significantly reduce costs and ensure the economic viability of a U.S. hydrogen infrastructure. The Mg(BH4)2-MgB2 system represents a highly promising solution because of its reasonable reaction enthalpy, high intrinsic capacity, and demonstrated reversibility, yet suffers from poor reaction kinetics. This subcontract aims to deliver a phase-field model for the kinetics of the evolution of the relevant phases within the Mg-B-H system during hydrogenation and dehydrogenation. This model will be used within a broader theory, synthesis, and characterization framework to study the properties of geometry-selected nanoparticles of pristine and doped MgB2/Mg(BH4)2 with two aims: (1) understand the intrinsic limitations in (de)hydrogenation; (2) devise strategies for improving thermodynamics and kinetics through nanostructuring.

  15. Market-Driven EFG Modules, Annual Subcontract Report, 14 December 1996 - 13 February 1998

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    Kardauskas, M.; Kalejs, J. (ASE Americas, Inc., Billerica, Massachusetts)

    1998-12-15

    This report summarizes the progress made at ASE Americas Inc. during Phase II of this subcontract. Accomplishments under Task 4: Wafers include optimization of edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) crystal growth variables, leading to reduced crystal stresses and improved wafer flatness; increased die run length due to improvements in the design of furnace components; construction and testing of EFG growth furnace enclosure; reduction of EFG wafer thickness from 300 {micro}m for 50% of all standard production material; implementation of new equipment to reduce costs of silicon feedstock sorting prior to EFG crystal growth with a 3% increase in silicon feedstock utilization; and development work demonstrating the laser cutting of EFG wafers at higher speeds and with reduced silicon damage. Accomplishments under Task 5: Cells include characterization of cells after diffusion as preliminary work toward improving diffusion conditions and improving cell efficiency; demonstration of a continuous process to remove phosphorus glass from diffused wafers, reducing chemical consumption and hazardous waste by 98%; development of statistical process control methods to improve cell production process control; the use of design of experiments to study interactions between processing at various steps in cell manufacturing, and to develop strategies for productivity improvements; improvements in EFG cell efficiency due to the reduction in average wafer thickness; design and construction of equipment for producing cells with an improved grid design; and demonstration of average efficiencies over 14.1% on production lots of EFG cells. Accomplishments under Task 6: Modules include production and successful testing of prototypes of a lower-cost module diode housing; successful demonstration of a module design that greatly improves collection of light from space between cells in modules; testing of new encapsulants and lamination processes to demonstrate reduced lamination time, improved

  16. The NASA Plan: To award eight percent of prime and subcontracts to socially and economically disadvantaged businesses

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    It is NASA's intent to provide small disadvantaged businesses, including women-owned, historically black colleges and universities and minority education institutions the maximum practicable opportunity to receive a fair proportion of NASA prime and subcontracted awards. Annually, NASA will establish socioeconomic procurement goals including small disadvantaged business goals, with a target of reaching the eight percent level by the end of FY 1994. The NASA Associate Administrators, who are responsible for the programs at the various NASA Centers, will be held accountable for full implementation of the socioeconomic procurement plans. Various aspects of this plan, including its history, are discussed.

  17. 2 CFR 801.220 - What contracts and subcontracts, in addition to those listed in 2 CFR 180.220, are covered...

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    ... 2 Grants and Agreements 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false What contracts and subcontracts, in addition to those listed in 2 CFR 180.220, are covered transactions? 801.220 Section 801.220 Grants and Agreements Federal Agency Regulations for Grants and Agreements DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS NONPROCUREMENT...

  18. High Volume Manufacturing of Silicon-Film Solar Cells and Modules; Final Subcontract Report, 26 February 2003 - 30 September 2003

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    Rand, J. A.; Culik, J. S.

    2005-10-01

    The objective of the PV Manufacturing R&D subcontract was to continue to improve AstroPower's technology for manufacturing Silicon-Film* wafers, solar cells, and modules to reduce costs, and increase production yield, throughput, and capacity. As part of the effort, new technology such as the continuous back metallization screen-printing system and the laser scribing system were developed and implemented. Existing processes, such as the silicon nitride antireflection coating system and the fire-through process were optimized. Improvements were made to the statistical process control (SPC) systems of the major manufacturing processes: feedstock preparation, wafer growth, surface etch, diffusion, and the antireflection coating process. These process improvements and improved process control have led to an increase of 5% relative power, and nearly 15% relative improvement in mechanical and visual yield.

  19. Evaluation of the Potential for the Production of Lignocellulosic Based Ethanol at Existing Corn Ethanol Facilities: Final Subcontract Report, 2 March 2000 - 30 March 2002

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    2002-07-01

    Subcontract report on opportunities to explore the business potential provided by converting biomass to products such as ethanol. The goals of this study were: (1) To provide the opportunity to explore the business potential provided by converting biomass to products such as ethanol. (2) To take advantage of the grain-processing infrastructure by investigating the co-location of additional biomass conversion facilities at an existing plant site.

  20. EFG Technology and Diagnostic R&D for Large-Scale PV Manufacturing; Final Subcontract Report, 1 March 2002 - 31 March 2005

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    Kalejs, J.; Aurora, P.; Bathey, B.; Cao, J.; Doedderlein, J.; Gonsiorawski, R.; Heath, B.; Kubasti, J.; Mackintosh, B.; Ouellette, M.; Rosenblum, M.; Southimath, S.; Xavier, G.

    2005-10-01

    The objective of this subcontract was to carry out R&D to advance the technology, processes, and performance of RWE Schott-Solar's wafer, cell, and module manufacturing lines, and help configure these lines for scaling up of edge-defined, film-fed growth (EFG) ribbon technology to the 50-100 MW PV factory level. EFG ribbon manufacturing continued to expand during this subcontract period and now has reached a capacity of 40 MW. EFG wafer products were diversified over this time period. In addition to 10 cm x 10 cm and 10 cm x 15 cm wafer areas, which were the standard products at the beginning of this program, R&D has focused on new EFG technology to extend production to 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm EFG wafers. Cell and module production also has continued to expand in Billerica. A new 12-MW cell line was installed and brought on line in 2003. R&D on this subcontract improved cell yield and throughput, and optimized the cell performance, with special emphasis on work to speed up wafer transfer, hence enhancing throughput. Improvements of wafer transfer processes during this program have raised cell line capacity from 12 MW to over 18 MW. Optimization of module manufacturing processes was carried out on new equipment installed during a manufacturing upgrade in Billerica to a 12-MW capacity to improve yield and reliability of products.

  1. Novel Capacitance Measurements in Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide Alloys: Final Subcontract Report, 1 July 1999--31 August 2003

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    Johnson, D. C.

    2004-05-01

    This subcontract report describes the University of Oregon's objectives to measure the electronic properties of the copper indium/gallium diselenide alloys using several well-developed capacitance techniques appropriate for probing materials with a continuous distribution of semiconducting gap electronic energy states. We applied a new synthetic method to the production of CIGS alloys, namely, the modulated elemental reactant method. To form CIGS by this method, alternating layers of Cu:In:Se and Cu:Ga:Se composites, each less than 100 thick, were evaporated in sequence and then annealed at low temperature. A second focus was to test and develop junction capacitance methods to better understand the electronic properties in CIGS material and establish a relationship of those properties to specific device performance parameters. The primary methods employed were transient photocapacitance (TPC) spectroscopy and drive-level capacitance profiling (DLCP). Finally, we extended our characterization studies to four CuIn1-xAlxSe2 (CIAS) samples, also supplied by IEC. Our photocapacitance and DLCP measurements on these CIAS samples indicated that for a sample with 13 at.% Al (having a bandgap of nearly 1.2 eV), the electronic properties were essentially identical to those in CIGS samples with 26 at.% Ga.

  2. Cast Polycrystalline Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Technology Improvements; Final Subcontract Report, 8 December 1993-30 April 1998

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    Wohlgemuth, J.

    1999-06-16

    This report summarizes work performed by Solarex, A Business Unit of Amoco/Enron Solar, under this subcontract. Among the accomplishments during the program are the following: Converting all of the production casting stations to increase ingot size, operating them at equivalent yields and cell efficiencies, and thus doubling the casting capacity at a 20% lower cost than the cost of new equipment. Developing a wire-saw process and transferring the process to production; as a result, more than 80% of wafering is now done using wire saws, at higher yields and lower costs than achieved on the internal diameter saws. Developing an aluminum paste back-surface field (BSF) process to increase cell efficiency by 5%; researchers also designed, procured, and transferred to manufacturing a fully automated printing system to produce the BSF cells. Fabricating 15.2-cm by 15.2-cm polycrystalline silicon solar cells and building modules using these cells. Modifying the module assembly area to increase capacity by a factor of three. Implementing a single-layer Tedlar backsheet that reduced backsheet cost by $0.50/ft2. Selecting, testing, and qualifying a low-cost (< $1.00 per module) electrical termination system. Qualifying the structure and adhesive system for mounting frameless modules and using the system to build several large arrays.

  3. PVMaT improvements in the Solarex photovoltaic module manufacturing technology: Annual subcontract report: May 5, 1998 -- April 30, 1999

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    Wohlgemuth, J.

    2000-01-10

    This report describes work done by Solarex during the first year of this subcontract. The objective of this three-year PVMaT program is to continue the advancement of Solarex PV manufacturing technologies to design and implement a process that produces polycrystalline silicon PV modules that can be sold profitably for $2.00 per peak watt or less and that will increase the production capacity of the Frederick plant to at least 25 megawatts per year. Accomplishments during the first year of the program include: (1) Verification of the process to produce SiF{sub 4}, the precursor to silicon feedstock. (2) Design of a silicon feedstock pilot facility using the SiNaF process. (3) Development of and transfer to manufacturing of a process to use thinner wire in the wire saw. (4) Completion of a production trial with recycled SiC. (5) Laboratory development of a selective emitter process using rapid thermal processing. (6) Fabrication of high-efficiency polycrystalline cells using silicon nitride from three different sources. (7) Development of a new encapsulation formulation and laboratory demonstration of a 6-minute lamination cycle. (8) Implementation of an automated laminator. (9) Laboratory demonstration of automated handling of ceramics.

  4. Processing and modeling issues for thin-film solar cell devices: Annual subcontract report, January 16, 1995 -- January 15, 1996

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    Birkmire, R W; Phillips, J E; Buchanan, W A; Eser, E; Hegedus, S S; McCandless, B E; Meyers, P V; Shafarman, W N [Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)

    1996-08-01

    The overall mission of the Institute of Energy Conversion is the development of thin film photovoltaic cells, modules, and related manufacturing technology and the education of students and professionals in photovoltaic technology. The objectives of this four-year NREL subcontract are to advance the state of the art and the acceptance of thin film PV modules in the areas of improved technology for thin film deposition, device fabrication, and material and device characterization and modeling, relating to solar cells based on CuInSe{sub 2} and its alloys, on a-Si and its alloys, and on CdTe. In the area of CuInSe{sub 2} and its alloys, EEC researchers have produced CuIn{sub 1-x}GaxSe{sub 2} films by selenization of elemental and alloyed films with H{sub 2}Se and Se vapor and by a wide variety of process variations employing co-evaporation of the elements. Careful design, execution and analysis of these experiments has led to an improved understanding of the reaction chemistry involved, including estimations of the reaction rate constants. Investigation of device fabrication has also included studies of the processing of the Mo, US and ZnO deposition parameters and their influence on device properties. An indication of the success of these procedures was the fabrication of a 15% efficiency CuIn{sub 1-x}GaxSe{sub 2} solar cell.

  5. PV Inverter Products Manufacturing and Design Improvements for Cost Reduction and Performance Enhancements: Final Subcontract Report, November 2003 (Revised)

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    West, R.

    2004-04-01

    The specific objectives of this subcontracted development work by Xantrex Technology Inc. were to: (1) Capture the newest digital signal processor (DSP) technology to create high-impact,''next generation'' power conversion equipment for the PV industry; (2) Create a common resource base for three PV product lines. This standardized approach to both hardware and software control platforms will provide significant market advantage over foreign competition; (3) Achieve cost reductions through increased volume of common components, reduced assembly labor, and the higher efficiency of producing more products with fewer design, manufacturing, and production test variations; (4) Increase PV inverter product reliability. Reduce inverter size, weight and conversion losses. The contract goals were to achieve an overall cost reduction of 10% to 20% for the three inverters and with no compromise in performance. The cost of the 10-kW inverter was reduced by 56%, and the cost of the 25-kW inverter was reduced by 53%. The 2.5-kW inverter has no basis for comparison, but should benefit equally from this design approach. Not only were the contract cost reduction goals exceeded by a wide margin, but the performance and reliability of the products were also enhanced. The conversion efficiency improvement, as reflected in the 50% conversion loss reduction, adds significant value in renewable energy applications. The size and weight reductions also add value by providing less cumbersome product solutions for system designers.

  6. USU AFOSR University Engineering Design Challenge Proposal

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    2015-01-02

    Ladders Pressure Release 12 12/28/2014 7 Special T CA Glue Fiberglass Mesh Nylon Webbing Grade 49 Kevlar Thread 13 Tested to hold at least 360 lbs. Shear...functions 6 sections, each 44 in. long Walking platform 14 in. wide Sections secured with Velcro Ends wrapped in  Kevlar  and  rubber for traction and...tubes wrapped in carbon  fiber  weave Velcro adhered to the bottom side of the bridge  6 High modulus carbon  fiber 12 in. long  1.6 in. outer diameter

  7. Annual AFOSR Chemistry Program Review (19th)

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    1974-01-01

    tantly, exercise the ability of an investigator to detect experimental deviations from simple models. Examples of the impact of instrumentation and...and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys. 51, 3352 (1969). " Frenkel Excitons in a Vibrating Molecular Crystal," S. Fischer and S. A. Rice, J. Chem. Phys., 52, 4

  8. Energies and media nr 29. Conditions for the nuclear sector. Nuclear plants: nothing to report? EDF: subcontracting; Energies et medias no. 29. La conjoncture, pour le nucleaire. Centrales nucleaires: RAS? EDF: la sous-traitance

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    2009-06-15

    After some comments on recent events in the nuclear sector in different countries (energy policy and projects in the USA, China, Russia, UK, Arab countries, opportunities for the EPR), this issue discusses and criticizes the content of a documentary film broadcast by Arte ('Nuclear plants: nothing to declare?') in which different issues had been addressed: hidden incidents in nuclear plants, existence of cracks, the subcontracting practice by EDF (reasons, reduction of maintenance operation duration, exceptional interventions under radiation, opinion of the safety authority on subcontracting, interview of Mr Boiteux, selection of subcontracting companies, personnel radiation protection), the issue of low doses, the consequences of the departure of experienced personnel, the issue of a nuclear in Libya, the perspective of a major accident in Cruas, the issue of plant dismantling

  9. High Throughput Manufacturing of Thin-Film CdTe Photovoltaic Materials; Final Subcontract Report, 16 November 1993-31 December 1998

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    Sandwisch, D. W. (Solar Cells, Inc.)

    1999-09-02

    This report describes work performed by Solar Cells, Inc. (SCI), during this Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) subcontract. Cadmium telluride (CdTe) is recognized as one of the leading materials for low-cost photovoltaic modules. SCI has developed this technology and is preparing to scale its pilot production capabilities to a multi-megawatt level. This four-phase PVMaT subcontract supports these efforts. The work was related to product definition, process definition, equipment engineering, and support programs development. In the area of product definition and demonstration, two products were specified and demonstrated-a grid-connected, frameless, high-voltage product that incorporates a pigtail potting design and a remote low-voltage product that may be framed and may incorporate a junction box. SCI produced a 60.3-W thin-film CdTe module with total-area efficiency of 8.4%; SCI also improved module pass rate on the interim qualification test protocol from less than 20% to 100% as a result of work related to the subcontract. In the manufacturing process definition area, the multi-megawatt manufacturing process was defined, several of the key processes were demonstrated, and the process was refined and proven on a 100-kW pilot line that now operates as a 250-kW line. In the area of multi-megawatt manufacturing-line conceptual design review, SCI completed a conceptual layout of the multi-megawatt lines. The layout models the manufacturing line and predicts manufacturing costs. SCI projected an optimized capacity, two-shift/day operation of greater than 25 MW at a manufacturing cost of below $1.00/W.

  10. Processing and modeling issues for thin-film solar cell devices. Annual subcontract report, January 16, 1994--January 15, 1995

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    Birkmire, R.W.; Phillips, J.E.; Buchanan, W.A.; Hegedus, S.S.; McCandless, B.E.; Shafarman, W.N. [Delaware Univ., Newark, DE (United States). Inst. of Energy Conversion

    1995-06-01

    This report describes results achieved during the second phase of a four year subcontract to develop and understand thin film solar cell technology related to a-Si and its alloys, CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2}, and CdTe. Accomplishments during this phase include, development of equations and reaction rates for the formation of CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} films by selenization, fabrication of a 15% efficient CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} cell, development of a reproducible, reliable Cu-diffused contact to CdTe, investigation of the role of CdTe-CdS interdiffusion on device operation, investigation of the substitution of HCl for CdCl{sub 2} in the post-deposition heat treatment of CdTe/CdS, demonstration of an improved reactor design for deposition of a-Si films, demonstration of improved process control in the fabrication of a ten set series of runs producing {approximately}8% efficient a-Si devices, demonstration of the utility of a simplified optical model for determining quantity and effect of current generation in each layer of a triple stacked a-Si cell, presentation of analytical and modeling procedures adapted to devices produced with each material system, presentation of baseline parameters for devices produced with each material system, and various investigations of the roles played by other layers in thin film devices including the Mo underlayer, CdS and ZnO in CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} devices, the CdS in CdTe devices, and the ZnO as window layer and as part of the back surface reflector in a-Si devices. In addition, collaborations with over ten research groups are briefly described. 73 refs., 54 figs., 34 tabs.

  11. The motivation of subcontracted workers: a never-ending paradox La motivación de los trabajadores subcontratados. Una paradoja incesante

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    Alina Marcela Bustamente Salazar

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Certain considerations come about the subcontracted workers motivation when the Strategic Human Resource Management is used as a point of reference for diverse analysis. This article shows two faces of Human Resource Management. On one hand, the article indicates how important worker motivation has been for Human Resource Management and its direct association with worker productivity and efficacy. On the other hand, it points out the increasing importance that subcontracting has had as an alternative that allows companies the flexibilization and minimization of labor costs. Even though a structural contradiction comes up in this context, subcontracting seems to strive for feelings of affiliation and pride of belonging which are key elements to motivate the personnel. Apart from the literature review, the study was based on an ethnographic methodology of executives, contractors and subcontracted workers; and the results aim to contribute to streams of Organizational Theory and Human Resource Management.En el artículo se presentan consideraciones acerca de la motivación de los trabajadores subcontratados, en el marco de referencia de la “Gestión Humana Estratégica”. Se exponendos facetas de la administración de personal: por un lado, lo importante que ha sido lamotivación de los trabajadores para la Gestión Humana, como también la asociacióndirecta de esta con la productividad y la eficacia. Por otra parte, el auge creciente que hatenido la subcontratación como alternativa que permite a las empresas la flexibilizacióny minimización de sus costos laborales. Sin embargo, en este contexto, aparece unacontradicción estructural: la subcontratación parece atentar contra los sentimientos deafiliación y pertenencia organizacional, elementos claves para la motivación del personal.Además de la revisión documental, se llevó a cabo un trabajo etnometodológico conejecutivos, contratistas y empleados subcontratados. Los

  12. Non-H{sub 2}Se, ultra-thin CIS devices. Annual subcontract report, 10 March 1992--9 November 1992

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    Delahoy, A.E.; Britt, J.; Kiss, Z. [Energy Photovoltaics, Inc., Princeton, NJ (United States)

    1993-02-01

    This report describes work done during Phase I of a 3-phase, cost- shared contract. Objective of the subcontract is to demonstrate 12% total-area efficiency copper indium diselenide (CIS) solar cells and 50-W CIS modules average at least 8 W/ft{sup 2} in the third year. At the end of Phase I, EPV delivered to NREL a 1.1 cm{sup 2} CIS cell with an active area efficiency of 10.5%. the corresponding total-area efficiency is 7.9%.

  13. Large-area triple-junction a-Si alloy production scaleup. Annual subcontract report, 17 March 1993--18 March 1994

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    Oswald, R.; Morris, J. [Solarex Corp., Newtown, PA (United States). Thin Film Div.

    1994-11-01

    The objective of this subcontract over its three-year duration is to advance Solarex`s photovoltaic manufacturing technologies, reduce its a-Si:H module production costs, increase module performance and expand the Solarex commercial production capacity. Solarex shall meet these objectives by improving the deposition and quality of the transparent front contact, by optimizing the laser patterning process, scaling-up the semiconductor deposition process, improving the back contact deposition, scaling-up and improving the encapsulation and testing of its a-Si:H modules. In the Phase 2 portion of this subcontract, Solarex focused on improving deposition of the front contact, investigating alternate feed stocks for the front contact, maximizing throughput and area utilization for all laser scribes, optimizing a-Si:H deposition equipment to achieve uniform deposition over large-areas, optimizing the triple-junction module fabrication process, evaluating the materials to deposit the rear contact, and optimizing the combination of isolation scribe and encapsulant to pass the wet high potential test. Progress is reported on the following: Front contact development; Laser scribe process development; Amorphous silicon based semiconductor deposition; Rear contact deposition process; Frit/bus/wire/frame; Materials handling; and Environmental test, yield and performance analysis.

  14. Two cases of methyl alcohol intoxication by sub-chronic inhalation and dermal exposure during aluminum CNC cutting in a small-sized subcontracted factory.

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    Ryu, Jia; Lim, Key Hwan; Ryu, Dong-Ryeol; Lee, Hyang Woon; Yun, Ji Young; Kim, Seoung-Wook; Kim, Ji-Hoon; Jung-Choi, Kyunghee; Kim, Hyunjoo

    2016-01-01

    Methyl alcohol poisoning has been mainly reported in community. Two cases of methyl alcohol poisoning occurred in a small-sized subcontracted factory which manufactured smartphone parts in Korea. One young female patient presented with dyspnea and visual disturbance. Another young male patient presented with visual disturbance and myalgia. They treated with sodium bicarbonate infusion and hemodialysis for metabolic acidosis. In addition, he received ethyl alcohol per oral treatment. Her and his urinary methyl alcohol concentration was detected as 7.632 mg/L, 46.8 mg/L, respectively, although they were treated hemodialysis. Results of the working environment measurement showed that the concentration of methyl alcohol (1030.1-2220.5 ppm) in the air exceeded the time weighted average (200 ppm). They were diagnosed with optic neuropathy due to methyl alcohol poisoning and still have visual impairment. Workers who hired as dispatched employees in a small-sized subcontracted factory were exposed to high concentrations of methyl alcohol. The workplace had poor ventilation system. In addition, workers did not wear proper personal protect equipment. Working environment measurement and annual chekups for workers were not performed. They were in a blind spot to occupational safety and health. More attention is needed to protect vulnerable workers' health.

  15. Subcontracting relations and their effects on safety and security in two firms: SNCF and GrDF; Les relations de sous-traitance et leurs effets sur la surete et la securite dans deux entreprises: SNCF et GrDF

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    Ponnet, Marie

    2011-07-04

    Because of economical processes that tend to move the frontiers of firms salaried relations of uncertain status are found coexisting inside the very same working world. From a qualitative investigation mixing employees' interviews and observations made on SNCF and GrDF working sites our research offers to think about the relations linking subcontracting, maintenance, safety and security. Considering subcontracting as a particular way for professional bodies to be associated allows us to wonder about its effects within a same firm (the 'integrated' subcontracting) as much as between a principal and a provider. Our thesis shows that when change occurs inside the organization - like the creation of new committees of experts or the reorganizing of an old service - security and safety can be impacted because thus professional bodies tend to be reconfigured while modifications affect practices, professional identities and work division. The relations between subcontractors and principal are complicated and their consequences depend from the context they are placed in, determined by a combination of various characteristics such as the confidence level, the available time, the reputation, the position occupied by the subcontractor. Our investigation makes clear that there is no direct link between subcontracting, security and safety. Their effects, in spite of their reality, are submitted to the altering mediation of legal factors (related to economic national and European issues) and concern the working organization as well as the professional identities. (author)

  16. Risk in construction subcontracting

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    Roe, Deborah E

    1997-01-01

    Risk is inherent in every aspect of the construction industry. This risk is allocated by the contract documents which establish the relationships between the parties in a construction contract. Often, when risk is not appropriately proportioned in a contractual agreement, contractors and subcontractors add significant premiums, or risk allowances, to their bids to reduce the potential negative consequences if the risk event occurs. This paper investigates the risks in construction contract ag...

  17. The externalization: new strategy or other form of subcontracting?; L'externalisation: nouvelle strategie ou autre forme de sous-traitance?

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    Chevallier, B. [Societe des Petroles Shell, 06 - Nice (France); Van Eecke, J.P. [BP France, 75 - Paris (France); Greder, B. [Groupe Ortec, 13 - Aix en Provence (France); Patron, V. [DALKIA, 92 - Pairis la Defenses (France); Sandon, G. [Drire Paca, (France); Brunet, N. [Total La Defense 6, 92 - Courbevoie (France); Miura-Veolia, T.

    2003-10-01

    The debates which have followed the dramatic accident of the AZF firm in Toulouse have often stigmatized the subcontracting made on the French sites 'Seveso' accusing the industrialist to take risks with safety, on the pretext of economy, in getting rid of some tasks on subcontractors. The law on the industrial risks has re-taken this fear and introduces some supplementary constraints for the principals while attributing an extended right of inspection to the CHSCT. Is the externalization which are developing in our refineries and chemical plants including tasks formerly considered as 'core business' brought an answer to this lancinating question? Can a partnership fits into time while respecting the interest of the two parts and allowing the improvement of the site safety....? (O.M.)

  18. Innovative Approaches to Low-Cost Module Manufacturing of String Ribbon Si PV Modules; Final Subcontract Report, March 2002 - January 2005

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    Hanoka, J. I.

    2005-10-01

    As a result of this work, Evergreen Solar, Inc., is now poised to take String Ribbon technology to new heights. In the ribbon growth area, Project Gemini-the growth of dual ribbons from a single crucible-has reached or exceeded all the manufacturing goals set for it. This project grew from an R&D concept to a production pilot phase and finally to a full production phase, all within the span of this subcontract. A major aspect of the overall effort was the introduction of controls and instrumentation as in-line diagnostic tools. In the ribbon production area, the result has been a 12% increase in yields, a 10% increase in machine uptime, and the flattest ribbon ever grown at Evergreen. In the cell area, advances in process development and robotic handling of Gemini wafers have contributed, along with the advances in crystal growth, to a yield improvement of 6%. Particularly noteworthy in the cell area was the refinement of the no-etch process whereby the as-grown ribbon surface could be controlled sufficiently to allow this process to succeed as well as it has. This process obviates any need for wet chemistry or etching between ribbon growth and diffusion.

  19. Efficiency and Throughput Advances in Continuous Roll-to-Roll a-Si Alloy PV Manufacturing Technology: Final Subcontract Report, 22 June 1998 -- 5 October 2001

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    Ellison, T.

    2002-04-01

    This report describes a roll-to-roll triple-junction amorphous silicon alloy PV manufacturing technology developed and commercialized by Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) and United Solar Systems. This low material cost, roll-to-roll production technology has the economies of scale needed to meet the cost goals necessary for widespread use of PV. ECD has developed and built six generations of a-Si production equipment, including the present 5 MW United Solar manufacturing plant in Troy, Michigan. ECD is now designing and building a new 25-MW facility, also in Michigan. United Solar holds the world's record for amorphous silicon PV conversion efficiency, and manufactures and markets a wide range of PV products, including flexible portable modules, power modules, and innovative building-integrated PV (BIPV) shingle and metal-roofing modules that take advantage of this lightweight, rugged, and flexible PV technology. All of United Solar's power and BIPV products are approved by Underwriters Laboratories and carry a 10-year warranty. In this PVMaT 5A subcontract, ECD and United Solar are addressing issues to reduce the cost and improve the manufacturing technology for the ECD/United Solar PV module manufacturing process. ECD and United Solar identified five technology development areas that would reduce the module manufacturing cost in the present 5-MW production facility, and also be applicable to future larger-scale manufacturing facilities.

  20. Research Leading to High Throughput Manufacturing of Thin-Film CdTe PV Modules: Annual Subcontract Report, September 2004--September 2005

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    Powell, R. C.

    2006-04-01

    Specific overall objectives of this subcontract are improvement in baseline field performance of manufactured CdTe PV modules while reducing environmental, health and safety risk in the manufacturing environment. Project objectives focus on four broad categories: (1) development of advanced front-contact window layers, (2) improved semiconductor film deposition, (3) development of improved accelerated life test procedures that indicate baseline field performance, and (4) reduction of cadmium-related environmental, health and safety risks. First Solar has significantly increased manufacturing capacity from less than 2 MW/yr to more than 20 MW/yr, while increasing the average module total-area power conversion efficiency from 7% to >9%. First Solar currently manufactures and sells 50-65-W thin-film CdTe PV modules at a rate of about 1.9 MW/month. Sales backlog (booked sales less current inventory divided by production rate) is more than a year. First Solar is currently building new facilities and installing additional equipment to increase production capacity by 50 MW/yr; the additional capacity is expected to come on line in the third quarter of 2006.

  1. Wetland Biomass Production: emergent aquatic management options and evaluations. A final subcontract report. [Includes a bibliography containing 686 references on Typha from biological abstracts

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    Pratt, D.C.; Dubbe, D.R.; Garver, E.G.; Linton, P.J.

    1984-07-01

    The high yield potential and attractive chemical composition of Typha make it a particularly viable energy crop. The Minnesota research effort has demonstrated that total annual biomass yields equivalent to 30 dry tonnes/ha (13 tons/acre) are possible in planted stands. This compares with yields of total plant material between 9 and 16 dry tonnes/ha (4 to 7 tons/acre) in a typical Minnesota corn field. At least 50% of the Typha plant is comprised of a belowground rhizome system containing 40% starch and sugar. This high level of easily fermentable carbohydrate makes rhizomes an attractive feedstock for alcohol production. The aboveground portion of the plant is largely cellulose, and although it is not easily fermentable, it can be gasified or burned. This report is organized in a manner that focuses on the evaluation of the management options task. Results from stand management research performed at the University of Minnesota during 1982 and 1983 are integrated with findings from an extensive survey of relevant emergent aquatic plant research and utilization. These results and findings are then arranged in sections dealing with key steps and issues that need to be dealt with in the development of a managed emergent aquatic bio-energy system. A brief section evaluating the current status of rhizome harvesting is also included along with an indexed bibliography of the biology, ecology, and utilization of Typha which was completed with support from this SERI subcontract. 686 references, 11 figures, 17 tables.

  2. Development of an In-Line Minority-Carrier Lifetime Monitoring Tool for Process Control during Fabrication of Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells: Annual Subcontract Report, June 2003 (Revised)

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    Sinton, R. A.

    2004-04-01

    Under the PV Manufacturing R&D subcontract''Development of an In-Line, Minority-Carrier Lifetime Monitoring Tool for Process Control during Fabrication of Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells'', Sinton Consulting developed prototypes for several new instruments for use in the manufacture of silicon solar cells. These instruments are based on two families of R&D instruments that were previously available, an illumination vs. open-circuit-voltage technique and the quasi-steady state RF photoconductance technique for measuring minority-carrier lifetime. Compared to the previous instruments, the new prototypes are about 20 times faster per measurement, and have automated data analysis that does not require user intervention even when confronted by challenging cases. For example, un-passivated multi-crystalline wafers with large variations in lifetime and trapping behavior can be measured sequentially without error. Five instruments have been prototyped in this project to date, including a block tester for evaluating cast or HEM silicon blocks, a CZ ingot tester, an FZ boule tester for use with long-lifetime silicon, and an in-line sample head for measuring wafers. The CZ ingot tester and the FZ boule tester are already being used within industry and there is interest in the other prototypes. For each instrument, substantial R&D work was required in developing the device physics and analysis as well as for the hardware. This work has been documented in a series of application notes and conference publications, and will result in significant improvements for both the R&D and the industrial types of instruments.

  3. A BACTERIA FORAGING ALGORITHM FOR SOLVING INTEGRATED MULTI-PERIOD CELL FORMATION AND SUBCONTRACTING PRODUCTION PLANNING IN A DYNAMIC CELLULAR MANUFACTURING SYSTEM

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    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The bacteria foraging algorithm (BFA is a new computation technique inspired by the social foraging behaviour of Escherichia coli (E. coli bacteria. Since the introduction of the BFA by Kevin M. Passino, there have been many challenges in employing this algorithm to problems other than those for which the algorithm was proposed. This research aims to apply this emerging optimisation algorithm to develop a mixed-integer programming model for designing cellular manufacturing systems (CMSs, and production planning in dynamic environments. In dynamic environments, product mix and part demand vary under multi-period planning horizons. Thus the best-designed cells for one period may not be adequate for subsequent periods, requiring their reconstruction. The advantages of the proposed model are as follows: consideration of batch inter-cell and intra-cell material handling by assuming the sequence of operations, allowing for alternative process plans for part types, and consideration of machine copying, with an emphasis on the effect of trade-offs between production and outsourcing costs. The goal is to minimise the sum of the machines’ constant and variable costs, inter-cell and intra-cell material handling costs, reconstruction costs, partial subcontracting costs, and inventory carrying costs. In addition, a newly-developed BFA-based optimisation algorithm has been compared with the branch and bound algorithm. The results suggest that the proposed algorithm performs better than related works.

    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die ‘bacteria foraging algorithm’ (BFA is ‘n berekeningstegniek gebaseeer op die sosiale soekgedrag van Escherichia coli (E. coli bakterieë. Sedert die bekendstelling van BFA was daar talle uitdagings oor toepassings van die algoritme op ander probleme as dié waarvoor dit ontwikkel is. Dié navorsing poog om deur toepassing van die algoritme ‘n gemengde heelgetalprogrammeringmodel te ontwikkel vir die

  4. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Cost and Throughput Improvements for Thin-Film CIGS-Based Modules; Phase II Annual Subcontract Technical Report, July 1999 - August 2000

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    Wendt, T.G.; Wiedeman, S. (Global Solar Energy, L.L.C.)

    2001-03-12

    Thin-film photovoltaics (PV) has expanded dramatically in the last five years, but commercial use remains limited by performance, cost, and reliability. Of all the thin-film systems, copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) has demonstrated the greatest potential for achieving high performance at a low cost. The highest-quality CIGS has been formed by multi-source co-evaporation, a technique pioneered in this country by researchers at NREL. Multi-source co-evaporation is also potentially the fastest and most cost-effective method of CIGS absorber deposition. Global Solar Energy (GSE) has adapted multi-source co-evaporation of CIGS to large-area, roll-to-roll processing on flexible substrates, enabling several manufacturing and product capability advantages. Roll-to-roll processing enables a low-cost, automated continuous manufacturing process. Flexible substrates enable product application in unique, as well as traditional, areas. The primary objectives of the GSE Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) subcontract are to reduce cost and expand the production rate of thin-film CIGS-based PV modules on flexible substrates. Improvements will be implemented in monolithic integration, CIGS deposition, contact deposition, and in-situ CIGS control and monitoring. Specific goals of the three-year contract are: - Monolithic Integration - Increase integration speed by developing high-speed, all-laser scribing processes that are more than 100% faster than the baseline process and offer clean, selective scribing; increase capacity and substantially reduce module area losses by insulating materials with high accuracy into laser scribes. - Absorber Deposition - Increase absorber-layer deposition rate by 75% in the large-area, continuous GSE process, increasing throughput and reducing labor and capital costs. Integrate a parallel detector spectroscopic ellipsometer (PDSE) with mathematical algorithms for in-situ control of the CIGS absorber, enabling runs of over 300 meters

  5. AFOSR Chemistry Program Review FY-79 (24th).

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    Stephan Weeks Raymond Cooney Jerry Messman James Bower John Fitzgerald Sief Nikdel Lucas Hart Ricky Bateh Bruce Pollard Terry Tuell Marlana Blackburn David...for Analysis of Trace Wear Metals in Jet Engine Oils," T. M. Tuell , A. H. Ullman, B. D. Pollard, A. Massoumi, J. D. Bradshaw, J. B. Bower, and J. D

  6. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. AFOSR Technical Report Summaries

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  7. AFOSR Contractors Meeting on Propulsion, 15-19 Jun 1992

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    1992-07-07

    September 1992. [2] E. Gutheil , G. Balakrishnan, and F. A. Williams. Structure and extinction of hydrogen-air diffusion flames. In N. Peters and B...Rogg, editors, Reduced Kinetic Mechanisms for Application in Combustion Systems, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1992, to appear, Germany. [3] E Gutheil and F

  8. Annual Scientific Report for Grant AFOSR-81-0205.

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    1983-09-01

    CLASS . (o this report) UNCLASSIFIED 15s. DECLASSIFICATION /DOWNGRADING SCHEDULE IS. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT (of this Report) Approved for public release...pp. 144-156 Item 3. A Distributed Graph Algorithm: Knot Detection Appeared: ACM Transactions on Program.ning Langu ..,es and Systems Volume 4 Number 4

  9. 26TH AFOSR Chemical & Atmospheric Sciences Program Review FY81.

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    1982-03-01

    PUBLICATIONS: "Syntheses Involving Co-ordinatively Unsaturated Cyclopent dienylmolybdenum and -tungsten Complexes. Molecular and Crystal Structures of IwoC(CF3...169 (1978). 126 "Formation of ni 3-Bonded Lactone Complexes and Eight-membered Ring Metallacycles with Ketene Groups by the Insertion of Acetylenes into

  10. Final Report - Subcontract B6183769

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    Bank, R. [Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States)

    2017-06-12

    During my visit to LLNL during July 5{15, 2016, we worked on linear system solvers. The two level hierarchical solver that initiated our study was developed to solve linear system arising from hp adaptive finite element calculations, and is implemented in the PLTMG software package, version 12 [1]. This preconditioner typically requires 3-20% of the space used by the stiffness matrix for higher order elements. It has multigrid like convergence rates for a wide variety of PDEs (self-adjoint positive definite elliptic equations, convection dominated convection-diffusion equations, and highly inde nite Helmholtz equations, among others). The convergence rate is not independent of the polynomial degree p as p ! 1, but but remains strong for p 9, which is the highest polynomial degree allowed in PLTMG, due to limitations of numerical quadrature formulae. A more complete description of the method and some numerical experiments illustrating its effectiveness appear in [2]. Like traditional geometric multilevel methods, this scheme relies on extensive knowledge of the underlying finite element space in order to construct both the smoother and the coarse grid correction components.

  11. Final Report - Subcontract B623760

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    Bank, R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-11-17

    During my visit to LLNL during July 17{27, 2017, I worked on linear system solvers. The two level hierarchical solver that initiated our study was developed to solve linear systems arising from hp adaptive finite element calculations, and is implemented in the PLTMG software package, version 12. This preconditioner typically requires 3-20% of the space used by the stiffness matrix for higher order elements. It has multigrid like convergence rates for a wide variety of PDEs (self-adjoint positive de nite elliptic equations, convection dominated convection-diffusion equations, and highly indefinite Helmholtz equations, among others). The convergence rate is not independent of the polynomial degree p as p ! 1, but but remains strong for p 9, which is the highest polynomial degree allowed in PLTMG, due to limitations of the numerical quadrature rules implemented in the software package. A more complete description of the method and some numerical experiments illustrating its effectiveness appear in. Like traditional geometric multilevel methods, this scheme relies on knowledge of the underlying finite element space in order to construct the smoother and the coarse grid correction.

  12. Optimization of Processing and Modeling Issues for Thin Film Solar Cell Devices Including Concepts for the Development of Polycrystalline Multijunctions Annual Subcontract Report, 24 August 1999 - 23 August 2000

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    Birkmire, R. W.; Phillips, J. E.; Shafarman, W. N.; Eser, E.; Hegedus, S. S.; McCandless, B. E.

    2001-11-14

    This report describes the results achieved during Phase I of a three-phase subcontract to develop and understand thin-film solar cell technology associated with CuInSe2 and related alloys, a-Si and its alloys, and CdTe. Modules based on all these thin films are promising candidates to meet DOE long-range efficiency, reliability, and manufacturing cost goals. The critical issues being addressed under this program are intended to provide the science and engineering basis for developing viable commercial processes and to improve module performance. The generic research issues addressed are: (1) quantitative analysis of processing steps to provide information for efficient commercial-scale equipment design and operation; (2) device characterization relating the device performance to materials properties and process conditions; (3) development of alloy materials with different bandgaps to allow improved device structures for stability and compatibility with module design; (4) development of improved window/heterojunction layers and contacts to improve device performance and reliability; and (5) evaluation of cell stability with respect to illumination, temperature, and ambient, and with respect to device structure and module encapsulation.

  13. Research on high-efficiency, large-area CuInSe{sub 2}-based thin-film modules. Final subcontract report, 16 August 1993--30 June 1995

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    Tarrant, D.E.; Gay, R.R. [Siemens Solar Industries, Camarillo, CA (United States)

    1995-07-01

    This final subcontract report, describing work to fabricate a large-area, stable, 12.5% (aperture)-efficient encapsulated CuInSe{sub 2} (CIS) module by scalable, low-cost techniques on inexpensive substrates. Demonstrated encapsulated module efficiencies (encapsulated 12.8%-efficient mini-module on 68.9cm{sup 2} and an NREL-verified 12.7%-efficient unencapsulated circuit on 69 CM{sup 2} with a prismatic cover) are the highest reported mini-module demonstrated (and verified by NREL). This is the first thin-film module of its size to exceed the 10% efficiency level. SSI also supplied NREL with a 1-kW array of large-area ({approximately}3890 CM{sup 2}) approximately 30-W modules. The NREL-verified performance of this array is a significant step toward meeting the efficiency target of the USDOE Five-Year Plan goals of 8%--10%-efficient commercial thin-film, flat-plate modules. Long-term outdoor stability of CIS and CIS-based absorbers was demonstrated by testing at NREL. Excellent stability was demonstrated for 6 years of outdoor exposure. The stability of the 1-kW Siemens CIS array, installed and tested at NREL, was also demonstrated for an exposure of about 1 year. The foundations have been laid to meet the thin-film milestones of the DOE Five-Year Plan. Outdoor testing has demonstrated excellent intrinsic module stability. Future plans include scaling these results to larger areas and emphasizing the reduction of variation methodology to lay the foundation for demonstrating the potential of CIS as a future commercial product.

  14. La sous-traitance au Brésil : un phénomène à la fois ancien et nouveau Subcontracting in Brazil: a phenomenon both new and old La subcontratación en Brasil : un fenómeno antiguo y nuevo a la vez

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    Graça Druck

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available L’objectif de l’article est de discuter la sous-traitance aujourd’hui au Brésil. Nous discutons dans l’article le processus de flexibilisation et de précarisation du travail au Brésil, en prenant comme objet d’étude la sous-traitance, en tant qu’une des principales politiques de gestion et d’organisation du travail dans le cadre de la restructuration productive. Nous présentons une synthèse du processus de sous-traitance observé ces dernières années dans le pays, sous ses anciennes et nouvelles modalités, et nous analysons les résultats empiriques récents sur la sous-traitance dans des entreprises industrielles à haut risque pour l’environnement et la santé des travailleurs, dans la Région Métropolitaine de Salvador/Bahia/Brésil, de même que nous indiquons les principales de formes de résistance et de contre-pouvoirs construits contre la précarisation du travail et la sous-traitance.The purpose of the article is to discuss current subcontracting in Brazil. Our study subject « subcontracting as one of the main work management and organization policies in the framework of productive restructurings » used to discuss the work flexilibization and precarization process in Brazil. We present a synthesis of the subcontracting process observed in recent years in this country, under its old and new conditions, and we analyze the recent empirical results on subcontracting in industrial enterprises at high risk to the environment and workers’ health, in the metropolitan region of Salvador/Bahia, Brazil. We also identify the main forms of resistance and the counterbalances developed against work precarization and subcontracting.El objetivo de este artículo es discutir la tercerización en el Brasil contemporáneo. Se discute el proceso de flexibilización y de precarización del trabajo en Brasil, tomando como objeto de estudio la subcontratación como una de las principales políticas de gestión y de organizaci

  15. Rutgers University Subcontract B611610 Final Report

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    Soundarajan, Sucheta [Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ (United States); Eliassi-Rad, Tina [Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ (United States); Gallagher, Brian [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Pinar, Ali [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2015-09-30

    Given an incomplete (i.e., partially-observed) network, which nodes should we actively probe in order to achieve the highest accuracy for a given network feature? For example, consider a cyber-network administrator who observes only a portion of the network at time t and wants to accurately identify the most important (e.g., highest PageRank) nodes in the complete network. She has a limited budget for probing the network. Of all the nodes she has observed, which should she probe in order to most accurately identify the important nodes? We propose a novel and scalable algorithm, MaxOutProbe, and evaluate it w.r.t. four network features (largest connected component, PageRank, core-periphery, and community detection), five network sampling strategies, and seven network datasets from different domains. Across a range of conditions, MaxOutProbe demonstrates consistently high performance relative to several baseline strategies

  16. 48 CFR 552.236-82 - Subcontracts.

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    2010-10-01

    ... contained in the contract shall be construed as creating any contractual relationship between any... work of the trades, subcontractors and suppliers. (c) The Government will not undertake to settle any differences between or among the Contractor, subcontractors, or suppliers. (End of clause) ...

  17. "Desverticalização"/"terceirização" e as relações de subcontratação no complexo automobilístico brasileiro Vertical desintegration/outsourcing and the subcontracting relations in the Brazilian automobile industry

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    João Amato Neto

    1994-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo tem por objetivo básico investigar, dentro do quadro de reestruturação da indústria mundial, quais são os principais fatores que têm motivado as grandes empresas a adotarem estratégias de "desintegração vertical", com a contrapartida de "terceirização" e "subcontratação" de pequenas empresas (fornecedoras de peças, componentes, etc.. Busca, ainda, entender este fenômeno a partir das estratégias da grande empresa industrial em busca de maior flexibilidade e tendo em vista o advento do novo paradigma de produção industrial, onde as relações inter-empresas sob a "filosofia" 'just-in-time' e de qualidade assegurada (qualidade total passam a ganhar maior relevância. Inicialmente são apresentados alguns aspectos dessa problemática a nível da indústria automobilística mundial para, posteriormente, analisar-se, a partir da pesquisa de campo, o caso do complexo automobilístico brasileiro.The aim of this study is to investigate, based on the context of the global industry restructuring, the main factors which have induced the process of vertical desintegration of the larger companies in the brazilian automobile industry. It involves the consequent increase of outsourcing process by the same companies. Thirteen case studies are presented (5 automakers and 8 autoparts companies with the purpose of identifying the tendency of these fenomena (vertical desintegration / outsourcing process within the brazilian automobile complex. These case studies provide some evidence which allow us to reach some conclusions, for instance: the relationship between the automakers and the autoparts companies belonging to the first step of the "subcontracting pyramid" has become less conflicting. But the relationship between the autoparts companies ("first step" and their suppliers (second, third,...steps is still based upon the "exit strategy", representing a lot of problems to both sides (e.g. : delay in delivers, high rate of low

  18. AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Technical Report Summaries, October-December 1983

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  19. Interim Scientific Progress Report for Grant AFOSR-82-0326, 1 October 1982 - 30 September 1983,

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    1984-02-01

    faetouing integers, determining the genast of a S gaph and-, analysing the Isometry of numbers. Ongoing reseach in this area Is *eaitsted es developing...Largest component in the k- cube , Combinatorica, Vol. 2 (1982) with J. Koml6s and E. Szemeredi. 5. An 0(n.logn) sorting network, Proceedings of the 1983 ACM

  20. Final Report: Review of Research Performed Under AFOSR Grant 88-0101

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    1991-02-04

    establish the distinction be- Continuing a preliminary investigation into the local time vari- tween the two regions based on elementary arguments and a...southern high latitudes,.). Aromas . Terr. Phys., 26, observed by Triad,)J. Geophys,.Res,,81 , 5971-5979, 1976. 749-769, 1964. Kamide, Y.. and G...The B, induced shift is much more pronounced for southward than for northward B_, a result that appears to be consistent with elementary

  1. AFOSR/ONR Contractors Meeting - Combustion, Rocket Propulsion, Diagnostics of Reacting Flow

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    1990-06-15

    assumed to break up into C2H4 and CO2: -[(-CH 2 -CH2-O-(C=O)-(CH2)4-(C=O)-O-ln - 3 C2H4 + 2 CO2. R3 The Hatch mechanism does not include hydrocarbons...Naval Air Propulsion Center Center Trenton NJ 08628 Silver Lane (609)896-5752 East Hartford CT 06108 AV442-7752 (203)727-7481 Mr Stephen Corda Dr. S

  2. NSF/AFOSR/ASME Workshop on Tribology Issues and Opportunities in MEMS

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    1998-01-01

    Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) is already about a billion dollars a year industry and is growing rapidly. So far major emphasis has been placed on the fabrication processes for various devices. There are serious issues related to tribology, mechanics, surfacechemistry and materials science in the operationand manufacturingof many MEMS devices and these issues are preventing an even faster commercialization. Very little is understood about tribology and mechanical properties on micro- to nanoscales of the materials used in the construction of MEMS devices. The MEMS community needs to be exposed to the state-of-the-artoftribology and vice versa. Fundamental understanding of friction/stiction, wear and the role of surface contamination and environmental debris in micro devices is required. There are significantadhesion, friction and wear issues in manufacturing and actual use, facing the MEMS industry. Very little is understood about the tribology of bulk silicon and polysilicon films used in the constr...

  3. AFOSR Contractors Meeting in Propulsion Held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on 14 - 18 June 1993

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    1994-04-20

    It has been first hypothesized by Alfvdn in 1942 and then invoked in the context of cometary physics, the formation of the solar system, planetary tori...317)494-2713 I Dr Moshe Lavid Dr C K Law ML Energia , Inc. Department of Mechanical andjP. 0. Box 1468 Aerospace Engineering Princeton NJ 08540

  4. AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research Technical Report Summaries: Fourth Quarter 1987.

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    1987-01-01

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  5. AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Technical Report Summaries, July-September 1983.

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    1983-09-01

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  6. AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Chemical & Atmospheric Sciences Program Review (27th).

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    1983-06-01

    opportunity. Turbine engine hot sections are but one example. Past attempts can best be analyzed as follows. Uncontrolled raw materials chemistry and...pneumatoamperometric method. In this method a volatile, electroactive solute present in solution is purged from solution using a nonelectroactive gaZ and the gas stream

  7. MANAGEMENT ASPECTS OF THE AFOSR MANAGEMENT CONTROL DATA SYSTEM ’SOFTWARE’.

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    RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , DECISION MAKING, DOCUMENTS, DATA PROCESSING, STANDARDIZATION, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, INFORMATION THEORY, COMPUTERS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE.

  8. AFOSR Indo-UK -US Joint Physics Initiative for Study of Angular Optical Mode Fiber Amplification

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    2017-02-20

    for z+dz space step using Eq. 12 to Eq. 28. Using the above equations, the intensity at the central grid as well as an offset grid is as shown in the...figure below: Fig. 1 Intensity variation along the length at the central grid (left) and offset location (right) At central grid the signal...modes and in all the three cases higher order zero helicity modes are forbidden by symmetry . (a) (b) (c

  9. 1982 AFOSR Research Meeting on Diagnostics of Reacting Flow, 25-26 February 1982.

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    1982-02-01

    Ne AIG AG -PHOTO CONTN 2 CT IC M TUB COMUTE Z AI 45I 61 i LAA :1 L~A SEN R -f--- -~ LASERBEAMS BEAMS- MEASURE~ 3i JETI REFEFENLE JET Fig. 2. (a...can be treated mathematically to yield a mxn map of concentrations. This tomographic method, which established itself in a wide medical market (CAT Scan

  10. AFIT/AFOSR Workshop on the Role of Wavelets in Signal Processing Applications

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    1992-08-28

    34, preprint AWARE (1990). [M) D. Marr , "Vision", ed. Freeman L Co. (1982). [Mal] S. Maliat, "Multiresolution approximation and wavelets orthonormal bases of...gener- alization of the treatment in [1, 2) where a one-sided " entropy " or m.s.e. ’In image processing applications, these weights may be designed, for...hierarchical approach uses a fast "pruning" algorithm to determine the best basis. While motivated by the " entropy " pruning criterion mentioned in 11], our

  11. Transition Research with Temperature-Sensitive Paints in the Boeing/AFOSR Mach-6 Quiet Tunnel

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    2011-06-01

    dots were made by applying nail polish to the cone using a fine toothpick. In these experiments, nail polish was applied to the cone using a micro...usually requires excess thermal protection and thus creates heavier, less-efficient vehicles. Some hypersonic missions can be pursued with acceptable...referred to as 2 of 25 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics a “bleeds open” configuration. The extended length and high polish of the nozzle

  12. 48 CFR 15.404-3 - Subcontract pricing considerations.

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    2010-10-01

    ... specified on the contractor's Certificate of Current Cost or Pricing Data. The contractor shall update subcontractor's data, as appropriate, during source selection and negotiations. (5) If there is more than one..., including subcontractor's certified cost or pricing data. (b) The prime contractor or subcontractor shall...

  13. Photovoltaic module energy rating procedure. Final subcontract report

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    Whitaker, C.M.; Newmiller, J.D. [Endecon Engineering (United States)

    1998-01-01

    This document describes testing and computation procedures used to generate a photovoltaic Module Energy Rating (MER). The MER consists of 10 estimates of the amount of energy a single module of a particular type (make and model) will produce in one day. Module energy values are calculated for each of five different sets of weather conditions (defined by location and date) and two load types. Because reproduction of these exact testing conditions in the field or laboratory is not feasible, limited testing and modeling procedures and assumptions are specified.

  14. Subcontracting, Posted Migrants and Labour Market Segmentation in Finland

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    Lillie, Nathan

    Using evidence from the shipbuilding and construction industries in Finland, this article shows how trade union responses to the introduction of migrant workers can be conditioned by product markets. Growing numbers of posted workers, or intra-European Union work migrants employed via transnational

  15. Design & Implementation of Company Database for MME Subcontracting Unit

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    Horvath, Benedek

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this document is to introduce the software stack designed and implemented by me, during my student project. The report includes both the project description, the requirements set against the solution, the already existing alternatives for solving the problem, and the final solution that has been implemented. Reading this document you may have a better understanding of what I was working on for eleven weeks in the summer of 2016.

  16. Contracting and subcontracting by the French nuclear power industry.

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    Thébaud-Mony, A

    1999-01-01

    The French nuclear power industry contracts out 80% of the maintenance work in its plants to independent companies. The workers in these companies are seldom protected by unions or by government regulations. The average dose of radiation received by such a worker is four times that received by a permanent employee of the contracting entity. As the contract worker approaches a specified dose limit, he is laid off, with no support other than welfare and no compensation for medical expenses that may arise as a result of the radiation exposure or occupational stress. There is a danger that this pattern of worker exploitation will spread as nuclear power plants proliferate around the world.

  17. Electrolytic hydrogen production infrastructure options evaluation. Final subcontract report

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    Thomas, C.E.; Kuhn, I.F. Jr. [Directed Technologies, Inc., Arlington, VA (United States)

    1995-09-01

    Fuel-cell electric vehicles have the potential to provide the range, acceleration, rapid refueling times, and other creature comforts associated with gasoline-powered vehicles, but with virtually no environmental degradation. To achieve this potential, society will have to develop the necessary infrastructure to supply hydrogen to the fuel-cell vehicles. Hydrogen could be stored directly on the vehicle, or it could be derived from methanol or other hydrocarbon fuels by on-board chemical reformation. This infrastructure analysis assumes high-pressure (5,000 psi) hydrogen on-board storage. This study evaluates one approach to providing hydrogen fuel: the electrolysis of water using off-peak electricity. Other contractors at Princeton University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are investigating the feasibility of producing hydrogen by steam reforming natural gas, probably the least expensive hydrogen infrastructure alternative for large markets. Electrolytic hydrogen is a possible short-term transition strategy to provide relatively inexpensive hydrogen before there are enough fuel-cell vehicles to justify building large natural gas reforming facilities. In this study, the authors estimate the necessary price of off-peak electricity that would make electrolytic hydrogen costs competitive with gasoline on a per-mile basis, assuming that the electrolyzer systems are manufactured in relatively high volumes compared to current production. They then compare this off-peak electricity price goal with actual current utility residential prices across the US.

  18. Final Technical Report for subcontract number B612144

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    Mayali, X. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Marcu, O. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-09-11

    The original statement of work stipulated that the Subcontractor shall perform bacterial and algal cultivation and manipulation, microbe isolation, preparation of samples for sequencing and isotopic analysis, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. The Subcontractor shall work closely with Dr. Mayali and other LLNL scientists, and shall participate in monthly SFA meetings (either in person or by telephone). The Subcontractor shall deliver a final report at the conclusion of the work.

  19. 48 CFR 552.219-73 - Goals for Subcontracting Plan.

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    2010-10-01

    ... veteran-owned small business concerns; and (4) Review the offeror's description of its strategies..., small disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned small business... veteran-owned small business concerns to participate as subcontractors in the performance of this contract...

  20. Fuel grade ethanol by solvent extraction: Final subcontract report

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    Tedder, D.W.

    1987-04-01

    This report summarizes final results for ethanol recovery by solvent extraction and extractive distillation. At conclusion this work can be summarized as ethanol dehydration and recovery dilute fermentates is feasible using liquid/liquid extraction and extractive distillation. Compared to distillation, the economics are more attractive for less than 5 wt % ethanol. However, an economic bias in favor of SEED appears to exist even for 10 wt % feeds. It is of particular interest to consider the group extraction of ethanol and acetic acid followed by conversion to a mixture of ethanol and ethyl acetate. The latter species is a more valuable commodity and group extraction of inhibitory species is one feature of liquid/liquid extraction that is not easily accomodated using distillation. Upflow immobilized reactors offer the possibility of achieving high substrate conversion while also maintaining low metabolite concentrations. However, many questions remain to be answered with such a concept. 135 refs., 42 figs., 61 tabs.

  1. 48 CFR 32.306 - Loan guarantees for subcontracts.

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    2010-10-01

    ... to provide the progress payments. As a result, the need for the loan guarantee may be reduced or... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Loan guarantees for... GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Loan Guarantees for Defense Production 32.306 Loan...

  2. Hawaii Integrated Biofuels Research Program: Final Subcontract Report, Phase III

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    1992-05-01

    This report is a compilation of studies done to develop an integrated set of strategies for the production of energy from renewable resources in Hawaii. Because of the close coordination between this program and other ongoing DOE research, the work will have broad-based applicability to the entire United States.

  3. Subcontract Report: Final Report on Assessment of Motor Technologies for Traction Drives of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (Subcontract #4000080341)

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    Fezzler, Raymond [BIZTEK Consulting, Inc.

    2011-03-01

    Currently, interior permanent magnet (IPM) motors with rare-earth (RE) magnets are almost universally used for hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) because of their superior properties, particularly power density. However, there is now a distinct possibility of limited supply or very high cost of RE magnets that could make IPM motors unavailable or too expensive. Because development of electric motors is a critical part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Power Electronics and Motors activity, DOE needs to determine which options should be investigated and what barriers should be addressed. Therefore, in order to provide a basis for deciding which research topics should be pursued, an assessment of various motor technologies was conducted to determine which, if any, is potentially capable of meeting FreedomCAR 2015 and 2020 targets. Highest priority was given to IPM, surface mounted permanent magnet (SPM), induction, and switched reluctance (SR) motors. Also of interest, but with lesser emphasis, were wheel motors, multiple-rotor motors, motors with external excitation, and several others that emerged from the assessment. Cost and power density (from a design perspective, the power density criterion translates to torque density) are emerging as the two most important properties of motors for traction drives in hybrid and EVs, although efficiency and specific power also are very important. The primary approach for this assessment involved interviews with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), their suppliers, and other technical experts. For each technology, the following issues were discussed: (1) The current state-of-the-art performance and cost; (2) Recent trends in the technology; (3) Inherent characteristics of the motor - which ones limit the ability of the technology to meet the targets and which ones aid in meeting the target; (4) What research and development (R&D) would be needed to meet the targets; and (5) The potential for the technology to meet the targets. The interviews were supplemented with information from past Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) reports, previous assessments that were conducted in 2004, and literature on magnet technology. The results of the assessment validated the DOE strategy involving three parallel paths: (1) there is enough of a possibility that RE magnets will continue to be available, either from sources outside China or from increased production in China, that development of IPM motors using RE magnets should be continued with emphasis on meeting the cost target. (2) yet the possibility that RE magnets may become unavailable or too expensive justifies efforts to develop innovative designs for permanent magnet (PM) motors that do not use RE magnets. Possible other magnets that may be substituted for RE magnets include samarium-cobalt (Sm-Co), Alnico, and ferrites. Alternatively, efforts to develop motors that do not use PMs but offer attributes similar to IPM motors also are encouraged. (3) New magnet materials using new alloys or processing techniques that would be less expensive or have comparable or superior properties to existing materials should be developed if possible. IPM motors are by far the most popular choice for hybrid and EVs because of their high power density, specific power, and constant power-speed ratio (CPSR). Performance of these motors is optimized when the strongest possible magnets - i.e., RE neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets - are used.

  4. Interim Scientific Report on Contract AFOSR-81-0093 for the Period March 15, to June 30, 1982,

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    1982-07-20

    producing independent blobs of plasma C-6 7 which will resemble ball lightning , but with energy densities of fusion interest. They are also studying a...during his talk. The spheromak plasmas should be stable for extended periods of time, and may be related to the phenomenon of ball lightning , which, in

  5. Proceedings of the AFOSR Forum on Space Structures (5th) Held in Monterey, California on August 20-21, 1987.

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    1987-12-11

    8217.. "Stibll itv at F1,xible Spicccr its’. Actai Astronanu- L imm P.M. ind Peddv, "O. 5.R n the Shape and 0r iet It i 0n Contrel el in Orb itinc Sha illow S...an • The resa Its 1 chI.n it 1 I . l 1 r an 1.’S she i! t pe I t ct Ure i n 1 .1 2 0 .5tn. ill i . alt i t IId C. S I In I a r I’(S< t s I1 0 t sIt C

  6. AFOSR Contractors Meeting in Propulsion Held in Lake Tahoe, California/ Nevada on 8-10 June 1994

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    1994-07-13

    Bernal , L.-P., and Faeth, G.M., "Continuous and Dispersed-Phase Structure of Dense Nonevaporating Pressure-Atomized Sprays," J. Prop. Power, 8, 280...Franklin Chang- Diaz AFOSRINA Lyndon B Johnson Space Center 110 Duncan Ave, Suite B115 Code CB Boiling AFB DC 20332-6448 Houston TX 77058 (202)7674987 (713

  7. 1981 AFOSR Contractors Meeting on Air Breathing Combustion Dynamics and Explosion Research, 16-20 November 1981, Clearwater Beach, Florida

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    1981-09-01

    synthetic polymers. It is hoped this research will give insight into the understanding and control of smoldering combustion, and into improved ways of...particles of RDX -E (about 10 urm) as well as relatively large plastic coated particles of RDX -A (about 150 j m). Surprisingly, the small particles did not...experiments were conducted with RDX in nitrogen. Ignition did occur, but much further behind the shock wave and the wave strength decayed continuously

  8. Final Report on Scientific Activities Pursuant to the Provisions of AFOSR Grant 79-0018-A during the Period November 1, 1982 to October 31, 1983.

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    1983-10-31

    boundary conditions (4.3), (4.4) are transformed to .4v 3w (1,0,t) - uC,t) . (6.4) Writing v(r,e,t) - k vk(r,t)eikU, Vk = k 6.5) ikO-w(r,6,t) - k k(rt...nonparallel line segments, itand it2’ with unit exterior normals vIand v 2- Proceeding as before we can show, applying the Rolmgren theorem together...Spaces of Fourier and Laplace Transforms . The linear vector space, 4, of entire functions satisfying (1.1) and (1.2) coincides, as is well known, with

  9. HBCU Equipment for AFOSR Project 13RSL012: The Mechanism by which ADP Regulates the Structure and Function of the Protein KaiC

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    2015-05-18

    cycles of day and night, because they evolved timekeeping systems called circadian clocks, which regulate biological activities with ~24-h rhythms 1...circadian clock, which induces healthy rhythms of rest and activity in synchrony with the earth’s rotation. Adverse health and cognitive effects are...molecular mechanism of biological timekeeping. Funds from this grant were used to purchase several pieces of 1. REPORT DATE (DD-MM-YYYY) 4. TITLE AND

  10. Proceedings of Joint RL/AFOSR Workshop on Intelligent Information Systems Held at Griffiss AFB, New York on October 22-23, 1991

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    1992-04-01

    University of Massachusetts 4:00 - 4:15 Break 4:15 - 4:45 "General Approach to Schema Merging" Peter Buneman, University of Pennsylvania 6:00 - 7:00 Social ...5.00 charge, for hors d’oeuvres, for those attending social hour with pay as you go bar. Lodging Information: Beeches-Paul Revere Lodge Consort Horizon...with defaults - Auto-epistemic, - Stable Clases , - etc. "* Prioritizing information. "* Aplication to view updates. C-14 APPENDIX D APPENDIX D ebO *4

  11. Annual Technical Report Number 2 for Grant Number AFOSR-90-0085, Center for Theoretical Geoplasma Physics, Center for Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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    1992-02-15

    Linkages to 250 MHz 3653 Amplitude Scintillation by Gregory J. Bishop, John A. Klobuchar , and David W. Blood A Real-Time High Latitude Ionospheric...and L. M. Zelenyi Acting in the Magnetotail 12:40 p.m T. I. (Gembosi, G. V. Khazanov, J. U. Generalized Transport Equations in Mesoscale Kozyra, A

  12. Abstracts: 1984 AFOSR/ONR Contractors Meeting on Airbreathing Combustion Research Held on June 20-21, 1984, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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    1984-06-21

    H.L. Beach, NASA Langle Research Center Topic: IGNITION/COMBUSTION ENHANCEMENT 10:30 - 11:00 M. Lavid. ML Energia , Inc. 11:00 - 11:30 W. Braun and...F49620-83-C-0133) Principal Investigator: Moshe Lavid ML ENERGIA , Inc. P.O. Box 1468 Princeton, NJ 08542 SUMMARY/OVERVIEW: The radiative concept to...an indine resonance lamp and a solar -blind PhotomultiPlier. 2 nder- the%,& Cir esm.tanr&e the temPerAtre mod1Jlation CArn he r.qlrujated rom a

  13. Covalent Percolation and Gold Templating of Carbon NanoTubes Network in Polymer Nanocomposites for Novel Mechanical, Electrical, and Optical Properties. Taiwain - US AFOSR Nanoscience Initiative

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    Yang, Arnold C

    2008-01-01

    ...) in nanocomposites were investigated by using two model polymer systems, polystyrene and poly(phenylene oxide) representing respectively the ductile and brittle polymers, with surface-grafted multiwalled CNTs.

  14. Abstracts. 1978 AFOSR Contractors Meeting on Air-Breathing Combustion Dynamics and Kinetics, Ramada Inn-Downtown Dayton, Ohio, 10 - 13 October 1978

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    1978-10-13

    Advanced Diagnostic Techniques 9:30 45 Laser Induced Fluorescence Spec- J.W. Daily troscopy for Species Concentration Univ. of California/Berkeley...selected physical properties. The generic polymers that were evaluated included: acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, bisphenol A polycarbonate, 9,9 bis...rated as follows, in order of increased fire safety: polyphenylene oxide; acrylonitrile butadiene styrene; bisphenol A polycarbonate; chlorinated

  15. Proceedings of the AFOSR Special Conference on Prime-Power for High Energy Space Systems, Norfolk, Virginia, 22-25 February 1982. Volume 2

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    1982-02-25

    up to 10 amp/cm 2 between cold copper and the plasma. First, low electrode resistance (to avoid joule heating) and a small temperature dependence of...refractory rare earth chromites such as LaCrO 3 or YCrO3 doped with various alkaline earth oxides and very refractory ZrO 2-or HfO 2-based...Pressures, 8, 199-208 (1976). 16. D. D. Marchant and J. L. Bates, "Development of Yttrium Chromites and Rare Earth Doped Halnia for MHD Generator

  16. Understanding the organizational integration of subcontracted tasks in inter-firm projects

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    Stephan Scheuner

    2011-01-01

    Project management researchers have recently emphasized the prevalence of inter-firm projects, i.e. projects which are carried out by multiple partners and hence cut across the organizational boundaries of one firm, in today’s business world (Bakker, Knoben, de Vries, & Oerlemanns, in Press). Especially in projects concerned with the delivery of what Hobday (Hobday, 1998) named complex products and systems (CoPS), where a diverse set of technological competences and high project budgets often...

  17. 31 CFR 537.410 - Contracts and subcontracts regarding economic development of resources in Burma.

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    2010-07-01

    ... economic development of resources in Burma. 537.410 Section 537.410 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations... supervision and guarantee of another person's performance of a contract that includes the economic development... royalties, earnings or profits of, the economic development of resources located in Burma. ...

  18. Yields, photosynthetic efficiencies, and proximate chemical composition of dense cultures of marine microalgae. A subcontract report

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    Thomas, W.H.; Seibert, D.L.R.; Alden, M.; Eldridge, P.; Neori, A.

    1983-07-01

    The yields, photosynthetic efficiencies, and proximate composition of several microalgae were compared in dense cultures grown at light intensities up to 70% sunlight. Yields ranged from 3.4 to 21.7 g dry weight/m/sup 2/ day. The highest yield was obtained with Phaeodactylum; the lowest in Botryococcus cultures. The same species had the highest and lowest efficiencies of utilization of photosynthetically active radiation. In nitrogen-sufficient cells of all but one species, most of the dry weight consisted of protein. Lipid content of all species was 20 to 29%, and carbohydrate content 11 to 23%. Lipid content increased somewhat in N-deficient Phaeodactylum and Isochrysis cells, but decreased in deficient Monallanthus cells. Because the overall dry weight yield was reduced by deficiency, lipid yields did not increase. However, since the carbohydrate content increased to about 65% in N-deficient Dunaliella and Tetraselmis cells, the carbohydrate yield increased. In Phaeodactylum the optimum light intensity was about 40% of full sunlight. Most experimets with this alga included a CUSO/sub 4/ filter to decrease infrared irradiance. When this filter was removed, the yield increased because more red light in the photosynthetically active spectral range was included. These results should prove useful to workers attempting to maximize yields and efficiencies, but additional studies are needed. 69 references, 27 figures, 18 tables.

  19. New Webpage Brings Increased Visibility to Frederick National Lab Subcontracting Opportunities | FNLCR

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    A new webpage will now make it easier for small businesses and others to find and apply for Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research business opportunities. The new solicitations page, which launched on the Frederick National Lab website Aug

  20. LABOUR SUBCONTRACTING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: AN ASSESSMENT FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES

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    Jill Wells

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The practice of employing labour through subcontractors (often referred to as the ‘outsourcing’ of labour is both long established and widespread in the construction industries of developing countries. Recent studies show that it is also increasing in both developing and developed countries. An assessment of the advantages of the practice from the viewpoint of the contractors and of the labour force, suggests it is unlikely to disappear. The paper goes on to explore the implications for the development of the construction industry, as well as for the welfare of the workers and the achievement of broader development objectives. It is concluded that interventions may be needed to deal with some of the negative repercussions, but they have to accept and build on current labour practices.

  1. A mathematical model in cellular manufacturing system considering subcontracting approach under constraints

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    Kamran Forghani

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a new mathematical model in cellular manufacturing systems (CMSs has been presented. In order to increase the performance of manufacturing system, the production quantity of parts has been considered as a decision variable, i.e. each part can be produced and outsourced, simultaneously. This extension would be minimized the unused capacity of machines. The exceptional elements (EEs are taken into account and would be totally outsourced to the external supplier in order to remove intercellular material handling cost. The problem has been formulated as a mixed-integer programming to minimize the sum of manufacturing variable costs under budget, machines capacity and demand constraints. Also, to evaluate advantages of the model, several illustrative numerical examples have been provided to compare the performance of the proposed model with the available classical approaches in the literature.

  2. Subcontracting and the Creation of Inequality in the Dutch Clothing Industry 1980-1992

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    Akkermans, Dirk H. M.

    The paper analyzes a dual industry structure and its effects as hypothesized by segmentation theory. A dual industry structure refers to the simultaneous existence of two groups of firms within an industry which differ in terms of bargaining power and product and labor market performance: sales and

  3. Choosing between foreign investment and subcontracting: Strategies of Italian firms in Romania

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    Tattara, Giuseppe

    2010-01-01

    Vertical disintegration in most industries and the globalization of markets has led to significant changes in the pattern of international division of labour among manufacturing firms. At the same time increased competition from low cost producers, exchange rate constraints, the opening up of CEE countries have had huge consequences for the Italian industrial system. This paper deals with the Veneto footwear, furniture and refrigeraion industries and examines the effects of foreign direct inv...

  4. Progress report for subcontract 9-X33-LO152-1

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    Storm, C.B.; Butcher, R.J.

    1994-03-01

    X-ray structural studies were made for complexes of Co ions with ammonia, 4-nitroimidazole, benzimidazole, aniline, pyridine, DMSO, en, 4-nitropyrazole, histidine, 4-nitrohistidine, 4-chloroimidazole. Synthetic procedures are given. Molecular modeling is discussed.

  5. Direct-contact high-temperature thermal energy storage heat exchanger. Final subcontract report

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    Alario, J.; Brown, R.

    1983-09-01

    A 10-kWh scale model high-temperature direct-contact latent-heat-exchange thermal energy storage system was designed and fabricated. A research program was structured in three separate phases to permit: Phase I - the inspection and evaluation of the origin al hardware, which suffered extensive corrosion and damage in a previous experimental program; Phase II - redesign and fabrication of a modified system; and Phase III - detailed test evaluation. On the basis of the findings in Phase I, the design was modified to eliminate previous deficiencies. A test plan was also prepared that contained detailed information concerning instrumentation (type and location), measured parameters, and equipment operating procedures. Phase II entailed component procurement and fabrication, system assembly, and instrumentation. At the end of Phase II, the system was in a ready-for-test condition but the program was terminated before the start of the Phase III test evaluation. Since testing was never implemented, this report presents only the results for the design and fabrication phases of the program.

  6. Post-Lamination Manufacturing Process Automation for Photovoltaic Modules: Final Subcontract Report, April 1998 - April 2002

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    Nowlan, M. J.; Murach, J. M.; Sutherland, S. F.; Miller, D. C.; Moore, S. B.; Hogan, S. J.

    2002-11-01

    This report describes the automated systems developed for PV module assembly and testing processes after lamination. These processes are applicable to a broad range of module types, including those made with wafer-based and thin-film solar cells. Survey data and input from module manufacturers gathered during site visits were used to define system capabilities and process specifications. Spire completed mechanical, electrical, and software engineering for four automation systems: a module edge trimming system, the SPI-TRIM 350; an edge sealing and framing system, the SPI-FRAMER 350; an integrated module testing system, the SPI-MODULE QA 350; and a module buffer storage system, the SPI-BUFFER 350. A fifth system for junction-box installation, the SPI-BOXER 350, was nearly completed during the program. A new-size solar simulator, the SPI-SUN SIMULATOR 350i, was designed as part of the SPI-MODULE QA 350. This simulator occupies minimal production floor space, and its test area is large enough to handle most production modules. The automated systems developed in this program are designed for integration to create automated production lines.

  7. 22 CFR 228.37 - Nationality of employees under contracts or subcontracts for services.

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    2010-04-01

    ... firm, at least half of the supervisors and other specified key personnel working at the project site... USAID Mission Director in writing if special circumstances exist which make compliance impractical. ...

  8. Screening and characterizing oleaginous microalgal species from the southeastern United States. Final subcontract report

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    Tadros, M.G.

    1985-03-01

    The purpose of this study was to select and characterize promising algal species which tolerate high light intensities, temperature variations and accumulate lipids. Samples have been collected from freshwater and saltwater locations in the State of Alabama and intertidal regions of the Gulf of Mexico. Samples were screened through a multi-step process. Selected species: Cyclotella, Nitzschia, Chlorella, Scenedesmus and Ankistrodesmus, have been examined for growth requirements. Approximate cellular composition of these species was determined. This report describes accomplishments from February 1984 to January 1985. During this period, collection trips were made to Dauphin Island near the Alabama coast in the summer of 1984. Over sixty strains were isolated, and of these six were ranked as good growers. Two diatoms were isolated that are of particular interest because of their ability to accumulate high lipids. Cyclotella tolerates high temperatures (30/sup 0/-35/sup 0/C), grows at moderate salinities (15-25 parts per thousand), and with nitrogen stress accumulates 42% of its dry weight as lipid. Hantzschia is a large diatom that also grows well at elevated temperatures and full strength seawater. Hantzschia can accumulate as much as 66% of its dry weight as lipid. 29 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  9. Provider-based Medicare risk contracting and subcontracting: opportunities and risks for provider sponsored organizations.

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    Levin, H A; Zenner, P A; Kipp, R A; Whitney, E L

    1997-01-01

    Provider sponsored organizations (PSOs) are increasingly acquiring the risk for the management of Medicare Risk patients by accepting capitation directly from the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) or through contracts with HMOs or other organizations contracting with HCFA. The Medicare population and the requirements that the federal administration has put into place with respect to risk contracting are unique and demand specific responses on the part of the PSO for a contract to be successful. The PSO is cautioned to understand the actuarial risk, the clinical uniqueness of the Medicare beneficiary, Medicare reimbursement regulatory requirements, utilization management needs, and necessary reporting before entering into a contractual arrangement. This article attempts to describe some of the more common issues a provider organization must consider.

  10. Production of liquid fuels and chemicals by microalgae. Final subcontract report

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    Weissman, J.C.; Goebel, R.P.

    1985-03-01

    An overall objective of the project was to conceptually determine if simple open pond systems have application for the production of fuels from microalgae. To demonstrate the overall objective, work concentrated on showing the potential microalgal yields that are possible from an open pond system on a sustained basis. Furthermore, problems associated with this experimental system were documented and reported so that future endeavors shall benefit. Finally, operational costs were documented to permit preliminary economic analysis of the system. The major conclusions of this project can be summarized as follows: (1) Using two wildtype species in northern California a yearly average productivity of 15 gm/m/sup 2//day, or 24 tons/acre/yr can be obtained in water with TDS = 4 to 8 ppt. (2) This can probably be increased to 20 to 25 gm/m/sup 2//day or 32 to 40 tons/acre/y in southern California. (3) Productivity can probably be further increased by using competitive strains screened for low respiration rates, tolerances to high levels of dissolved oxygen, broad temperature optima, and resistance to photoinhibition. (4) In systems with randomized, turbulent mixing, productivity is independent of channel velocity at least for productivities up to 25 to 30 gm/m/sup 2//day and velocities from 1 to 30 cm/sec. (5) Storage product induction requires one to three days of growth in batch mode under n-depleted conditions. (6) Critical cost centers include CO/sub 2/ input, harvesting and system capital cost. (7) Media recycling, necessary for water conservation, has no adverse effects, at least in the short term for strains which do not excrete organics, and when the harvesting method is at least moderately effective for all algal forms which may be present. 8 refs., 28 figs., 56 tabs.

  11. Screening for lipid yielding microalgae: activities for 1983. Final subcontract report

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    Thomas, W. H.; Tornabene, T. G.; Weissman, J.

    1984-04-01

    The SERI/DOE Aquatic Species Program is conducting a screening project, to select microalgae species and strains that are acceptable for liquid fuel production in outdoor culture. The emphases are on finding species that grow rapidly at high biomass density, in outdoor culture and produce large quantities of lipids. During 1983 over 100 species were isolated from saline waters at the California and Nevada deserts. Some of these species were characterized for growth response to various nutrients, temperatures, and salinities. Selected species were analyzed for lipid composition. Lipids were characterized into fractions, hydrocarbons, isoprenoids, triglyceride, glycolipids, and phospholipids. The most promising species were tested for growth and monoculture sustainability in outdoor culture. Each section (microalgae selection, chemical profiles of microalgae, mass culture of macroalgae) was abstracted separately. 51 references, 8 figures, 14 tables.

  12. 48 CFR 52.204-10 - Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards.

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    2010-10-01

    ... (Revised 2004) (FAS 123R), Shared Based Payments. (3) Earnings for services under non-equity incentive...) Change in pension value. This is the change in present value of defined benefit and actuarial pension plans. (5) Above-market earnings on deferred compensation which is not tax-qualified. (6) Other...

  13. Final Report: Subcontract B623868 Algebraic Multigrid solvers for coupled PDE systems

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    Brannick, J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-10-17

    The Pennsylvania State University (“Subcontractor”) continued to work on the design of algebraic multigrid solvers for coupled systems of partial differential equations (PDEs) arising in numerical modeling of various applications, with a main focus on solving the Dirac equation arising in Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). The goal of the proposed work was to develop combined geometric and algebraic multilevel solvers that are robust and lend themselves to efficient implementation on massively parallel heterogeneous computers for these QCD systems. The research in these areas built on previous works, focusing on the following three topics: (1) the development of parallel full-multigrid (PFMG) and non-Galerkin coarsening techniques in this frame work for solving the Wilson Dirac system; (2) the use of these same Wilson MG solvers for preconditioning the Overlap and Domain Wall formulations of the Dirac equation; and (3) the design and analysis of algebraic coarsening algorithms for coupled PDE systems including Stokes equation, Maxwell equation and linear elasticity.

  14. Economic feasibility study of a wood gasification-based methanol plant: A subcontract report

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    1987-04-01

    This report presents an economic feasibility study for a wood-gasification-based methanol plant. The objectives were to evaluate the current commercial potential of a small-scale, wood-fed methanol plant using the SERI oxygen-blown, pressurized, down-draft gasifier technology and to identify areas requiring further R and D. The gasifier gas composition and material balance were based on a computer model of the SERI gasifier since acceptable test data were not available. The estimated capital cost was based on the Nth plant constructed. Given the small size and commercial nature of most of the equipment, N was assumed to be between 5 and 10. Only large discrepancies in gasifier output would result in significant charges in capital costs. 47 figs., 55 tabs.

  15. Payroll costs not identified by phase in construction work done with no third subcontracted

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    Rubén Antonio González Franco

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The Social Insurance Regulations applicable to the construction companies with regard to meeting high work requires the owner to generate high for each construction phase and thus to check the amounts of materials, machinery and equipment, as well as labor applied at the same stage, all in order to validate that it complies 100% with the payment of worker-employer contributions by the employer, guidelines in the specific case of SMEs practice becomes more complex, controls as these companies have no proof phased costs in two areas in particular, as are exercised costs of materials and workmanship for housing, which is why this research aims to solve the problem of generating clear guidelines to comply with the verification of payment of contributions in the field of labor when it is exerciseddirectly, and through the application of direct interviews and questionnaires to the units of analysis consists of businessmen, representatives, directors or business accountants SMEs construction, staff of the National Chamber of construction Industry and the Mexican Social Security Institute head of the Department of construction, who will answer questions the same instrument provides, and with this it was determined that in fact the perception of these SMEs is required to leave a standard criterion for testing and would be more appropriate apportionment of costs proportionately based on hire dates and termination dates of the work keeping track of costs identifying overall, leaving an identification number in the working papers for further review by the authority.

  16. Advanced CIGS Photovoltaic Technology: Final Subcontract Report, 15 November 2001--13 February 2005

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    Delahoy, A. E.; Chen, L.

    2005-08-01

    The principal objective of Energy Photovoltaics, Inc., is to develop the best CIGS large-area module process based on capability of implementation on EPV's large-scale processing equipment. The first requirement was to develop recipes for CIGS, junction formation, and a high-quality ZnO window that together are capable of producing small-area devices with efficiencies in excess of 13%. The second requirement was to significantly improve the uniformity of all layers (Mo, CIGS, CdS, and ZnO) on large-area substrates. Thirdly, patterning procedures needed to be improved to generate an interconnection with the lowest possible contact resistance, to eliminate possible shunting paths, and to reduce the dead area. The processes should have good reproducibility and therefore be easily controllable. Finally, having assembled all of these aspects mentioned above, the goal was to fabricate large-area, monolithic CIGS modules with efficiencies in the range 7%-10%. A study of module reliability and long-term stability would be conducted to establish the foundation and confidence for embarking on future manufacturing.

  17. Subcontract Report: Diffusion Mechanisms and Bond Dynamics in Solid Electrolyte Ion-Conductors

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    Zevgolis, A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Hall, A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Alvez, T. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Mehmedovic, Z. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Shea, P. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Varley, J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Wood, B. C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Adelstein, N. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-10-03

    We employ first-principles molecular dynamics simulations and Maximally Localized Wannier Function (MLWF) analysis to explore how halide substitution and nano-phase microstructures affect diffusivity, through the activation energy barrier - Ea and D0, in the solid electrolyte Li3InBr6-xClx. We find that nano-phase microstructures with x=3 (50-50 Br-Cl) mixed composition have a higher diffusivity compared to x=2 and x=3 solid solutions. There is a positive linear relationship between ln(D0.) and Ea, which suggests that for superionic conductivity optimizing both the activation energy and the D0 is important. Bond frustration due to mismatch in crystal geometry and ideal coordination number leads to especially high diffusivity through a high D0 in the x=3 composition.

  18. Poor Government Oversight of Anham and Its Subcontracting Procedures Allowed Questionable Costs To Go Undetected

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    obtained from Anham and their accounting firm, Compass BPO . SIGIR didi not audit this data or these contracts. Funded values represent the portion of...Compass BPO . 37 Appendix D—Advertisement for Giant Voice Mobile Unit 38 Appendix E—Pioneer Voucher and Market Comparison Table 7

  19. Efficiency Improvement of Crystalline Solar Cells: Final Subcontract Report, 1 January 2002 - 30 September 2006

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    Weber, E. R.

    2007-11-01

    UC-Berkeley study of transition metal related defects in PV-grade mc-Si to understand their pathways into solar cells; chemical state/distribution; interaction with structural defects; defect engineering.

  20. Luminescent solar concentrator development: Final subcontract report, 1 June 1982-31 December 1984

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    Friedman, P.S.; Parent, C.R.

    1987-04-01

    An investigation of luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) was begun by the US Department of Energy (DOE) at Owens-Illinois, Inc., in 1978. Experimental and theoretical results of that investigation are summarized in this report. An assessment of the LSC technology was compiled to provide a concise description to guide future research in this field. Since 1978, tremendous progress was made in the development of this device as a practical nonimaging concentrator for achieving solar concentration ratios on the order of 10X. The two most important technical achievements appear to be first, the understanding that dye self-absorption of radiated energy is not as serious a problem as originally thought; and second, the demonstration that organic dyes in polymeric hosts are capable of surviving outdoors in bright sunlight for years without serious degradation. System efficiencies approaching 4% have been achieved for photovoltaic conversion and theoretical efficiencies on the order of 9% appear feasible for large-area devices.

  1. The 1980-81 AFOSR-HTTM (Heat Transfer and Turbulence Mechanics)-Stanford Conference on Complex Turbulent Flows: Comparison of Computation and Experiment. Volume 2. Taxonomies, Reporters’ Summaries, Evaluation, and Conclusions

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    opposite sign), where it is called the production term. Indeed, this term is re- sponsible for exchange of energy between the mean flow and the fluctuating... chaleur ," # Rocherche AgrOipj No. 6 (English translation ESA T’T-193). East, L. P., and W. G. Sawyer (19ŝ). "An investigation of the structure of equilib...which divides the spectrum In two parts with exchange betweeu them. 29D-52 Cambon et al. Spherically averaged spectral model. 2ED-52A Cambon et al

  2. The 1980-81 AFOSR-HTTM (Heat Transfer and Turbulence Mechanics)-Stanford Conference on Complex Turbulent Flows: Comparison of Computation and Experiment. Volume 1. Objectives, Evaluation of Data, Specifications of Test Cases, Discussion, and Position Papers

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    Armstrong, R. R., H. V. Fuchs, A. Michalke, and U. Michel (1976). "Influence of Mach number on pressure fluctuations relevant to jet noise," presented...Ailziary do Roquefort , and R. Goethals (19719). ’Tru lence behavior in a sho’._k wave/boundary laver interact! on," AGARD Conference oil *Turbulert Boundary

  3. AFOSR/ONR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research/Office of Naval Research) Contractors’ Meeting - Combustion Rocket Propulsion Diagnostics of Reacting Flow Held in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 19-23, 1989

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    516 Cincinnati OH 45268 St Louis MO 63166-0516 (513)569-7520 (314) 232-4687 345 Dr Spiro Lekoudis Dr. Anthony Leonard Office of Naval Research Graduate...Laboratories Massachusetts Inst of Tech Livermore CA 94550 Building 37-401 (415)294- Cambridge MA 02139 (617) 253-5613 Dr Peter Mattern Dr Anthony J...Waltham MA 02254 (805)275-5419 (617)466-2704 AV525-5419 Lt Col Homer Presley Dr Edward Price AFAL/LK School of Aerospace Engrg Edwards AFB CA 93523-5000

  4. Reliable, Low-Cost Distributed Generator/Utility System Interconnect: Final Subcontract Report, November 2001-March 2004

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    Ye, Z.; Walling, R.; Miller, N.; Du, P.; Nelson, K.; Li, L.; Zhou, R.; Garces, L.; Dame, M.

    2006-03-01

    This report summarizes the detailed study and development of new GE anti-islanding controls for two classes of distributed generation. One is inverter-interfaced, while the other is synchronous machine interfaced.

  5. Subcontracted R and D final report: analysis of samples obtained from GKT gasification test of Kentucky coal. Nonproprietary version

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    Raman, S.V.

    1983-09-01

    A laboratory test program was performed to obtain detailed compositional data on the Gesellshaft fuer Kohle-Technologie (GKT) gasifier feed and effluent streams. GKT performed pilot gasification tests with Kentucky No. 9 coal and collected various samples which were analyzed by GKT and the Radian Corporation, Austin, Texas. The coal chosen had good liquefaction characteristics and a high gasification reactivity. No organic priority pollutants or PAH compounds were detected in the wash water, and solid waste leachates were within RCRA metals limits.

  6. Solar resource: Utility load-matching assessment. Interim subcontract report, 20 September 1991--19 December 1993

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    Perez, R.; Seals, R.; Stewart, R. [State Univ. of New York, Albany, NY (United States). Atmospheric Sciences Research Center

    1994-03-01

    This report describes work performed to estimate the load-matching capability of photovoltaics (PV) for a selected group of utilities in the continental United States. The report provides an initial quantitative estimate of this capability for 20 utilities. This characteristic is important because it may indicate that the effective capacity, hence the value, of PV is higher than is traditionally assigned to such non-controllable, non-dispatchable resources. Load-matching capability is determined experimentally by analyzing the interaction between the load requirements of each utility and the output of locally sited PV systems. This type of investigation requires site- and time-specific insolation data that are not commonly available. Here, the needed data were inferred from geostationary satellite remote sensing of the Earth`s cloud cover. A secondary objective of this study was to evaluate the suitability of this approach. The results of this investigation are presented in this report.

  7. Design and analysis of microalgal open pond systems for the purpose of producing fuels: A subcontract report

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    Weissman, J.C.; Goebel, R.P.

    1987-04-01

    The designs and systems developed include many innovative concepts and experiments, including the design and operation of a low-cost system. Cost-effectiveness is realized by minimizing capital costs of the system and achieving efficient use of inputs. Extensive engineering analysis of carbonation, mixing, and harvesting subsystems has elucidated both the lowest cost, most efficient options and the essential parameters needed to construct, test, and evaluate these subsystems. The use of growth ponds sealed with clay and lined with crushed rock results in construction cost savings of 50% over ponds lined with synthetic membranes. In addition a low-cost but efficient design allows improvements in technology to have maximum impact on final product cost reductions. In addition to the innovations in low-cost construction, the operational efficiency of the design is both higher and more feasible than that attained by any previous system concept of comparable scale. The water analysis has led to operational specifications that minimize water use and virtually eliminate losses of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide injection system is designed for 95% efficiency, but is still low in cost. The construction of a large-scale, covered anaerobic lagoon to recycle carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus has not been attempted at the scale analyzed here. Yet efficient recycling is essential for achieving economic affordability. 23 refs., 21 figs., 53 tabs.

  8. Modeling Metallic Precipitate Dissolution in Silicon Under Point Defect Injection: Final Subcontract Report, 20 January 2004--19 January 2005

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    Tan, T. Y.

    2005-05-01

    We have formulated the problem of gettering of metallic precipitates in Si for which there exists a volume misfit between the precipitate and the Si matrix material. The gettering process is modeled using an Al-Si liquid layer, and the volume misfit associated with dissolving the precipitates is assumed as accommodated by point defects, which may be dominated by vacancies (V), self-interstitials (I), or both contributing. Under the condition that V and I attained dynamical equilibrium, we found that for analytic purposes, the problem reduces to either the V or the I alone case, with the fast-diffusing case dominating. Our initial simulation results on gettering of FeSi2 (with a misfit of -0.15) showed that the process can be sped up by the injection of V.

  9. CHALLENGES FOR CLEANER PRODUCTION IN INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING SUBCONTRACTING: THE CASE OF THE MAQUILADORA INDUSTRY IN NORTHERN MEXICO

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    Carlos Montalvo Corral

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En el ámbito global, las autoridades nacionales y locales enfrentan nuevas formas de organización industrial que hacen más difícil la regulación ambiental de estas actividades. Después de la última oleada de privatizaciones acompañadas de concentración económica en diversos sectores y de la maduración de la manufactura globalizada, se puede esperar que los organismos encargados de regular la actividad industrial tengan poca independencia y poder para diseñar y aplicar esquemas regulatorios. Éste es particularmente el caso en la promoción de innovación tecnológica encaminada a proteger el medio ambiente. Este artículo argumenta la tesis de que el ciclo de negocios en la industria maquiladora y la carencia de capacidad institucional de las autoridades ambientales regionales son las limitantes estructurales directas en la promoción de la produción limpia en la región fronteriza de Estados Unidos y México.

  10. Final Report for PV Incubator Subcontract No. NEU-0-99010-09: March 29, 2010 - March 28, 2011

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    Pan, N.

    2012-04-01

    MicroLink has developed a process technology that will enable the manufacture of high-efficiency, low-cost, multijunction solar cells for use in concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) applications. The multijunction cells were fabricated using a novel low-temperature wafer bonding process. A triple-junction InGaP/GaAs/Ge tandem solar cell with efficiency of 30% at 1 sun AM1.5 illumination was fabricated by wafer bonding a dual-junction InGaP/GaAs cell to a single-junction Ge cell. Temperature cycling over the range -25 degrees C to +40 degrees C resulted in no degradation of cell performance. Triple junction InGaP/GaAs/Ge cells were mounted onto ceramic carriers and tested at concentrations up to 300 suns.

  11. Automated Manufacturing of High Efficiency Modules: Final Subcontract Technical Status Report, 21 March 2005 - 31 August 2007

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    Rose, D.; Jester, T.; Bunea, G.

    2008-02-01

    SunPower Corp. describes its research to develop low-cost, next-generation SunPower modules with 30-year warranties and at least 50% higher energy production per area relative to today's typical multicrystalline Si modules.

  12. Preparation and properties of evaporated CdTe films: Final subcontract report, 16 February 1985-31 March 1987

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    Bube, R H; Fahrenbruch, A L; Chien, K F

    1987-07-01

    Previous work on evaporated CdTe films for photovoltaics showed no clear path to successful p-type doping of CdTe during deposition. Post-deposition annealing of the films in various ambients thus was examined as a means of doping. Anneals were done in Te, Cd, P, and As vapors and in vacuum, air and Ar, all of which showed large effects on series resistance and diode parameters. With As, series resistance values of In/p-CdTe/graphite structures decreased markedly. This decrease was due to a decrease in grain boundary and/or back contact barrier height, and thus was due to large increases in mobility; the carrier density was not altered substantially. Although the series-resistance decreases were substantial, the diode characteristics became worse. The decreases were not observed when CdS/CdTe cells were fabricated on Te vapor-annealed films. Preparation of ZnO films by reactive evaporation yielded promising results. Deposition of p-ZnTe films by hot-wall vapor evaporation, using conventional techniques, yielded acceptable films without intentional doping.

  13. Research on the structural and electronic properties of defects in amorphous silicon. Final subcontract report, September 1989--December 1990

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    Street, R.A. [Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, CA (United States)

    1991-12-01

    The work performed for this contract focused on the saturation of light-induced effects, hydrogen-mediated metastability and growth, defects and electronic properties, and remote hydrogen plasma growth. This work included research on hydrogen chemical reactions, hydrogen density-of-states model and metastability, hydrogen bonding configurations, a model for the role of hydrogen complexes in the metastability, and hydrogen chemical potential and growth structure. This document also covers research on thermal generation currents in p-i-n diodes, field dependence of the generation current, metastability effects at contacts, and potential fluctuations in compensated a-Si:H. Information is included on plasma diagnostics using electron spin resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance measurements of remote hydrogen plasma films.

  14. Research on silicon-carbon alloys and interfaces. Final subcontract report, 15 February 1991--31 July 1994

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    Abelson, J.R. [Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL (United States)

    1995-07-01

    This report describes work performed to develop improved p-type wide-band-gap hydrogenated amorphous silicon-carbon alloy (a-Si{sub 1-x}C{sub x:}H) thin films and interfaces for the ``top junction`` in hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H)-based p-i-n solar cells. We used direct current reactive magnetron sputtering to deposit undoped a-Si{sub 1-x}C{sub x}H films with a Tauc band gap E{sub g} of 1.90 eV, a sub-band-gap absorption of 0.4 (at 1.2 eV), an Urbach energy of 55 MeV, an ambipolar diffusion length of 100 nm, an air-mass-one photoconductivity of 10{sup {minus}6}/{Omega}-cm, and a dark conductivity of 8{times} 1O{sup {minus}11}/{Omega}-cm. p{sup +}a-Si{sub 1-x}C{sub x}:H films with a Tauc band gap of 1.85 eV have a dark conductivity of 8 {times} 10{sup {minus}6}/{Omega}-cm and thermal activation energy of 0.28 eV. We used in-situ spectroscopic ellipsometry and post-growth X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to determine the relative roles of H and Si in the chemical reduction of SnO{sub 2} in the early stages of film growth. We used in-situ spectroscopic ellipsometry to show that a-Si:H can be transformed into {mu}c-Si:H in a subsurface region under appropriate growth conditions. We also determined substrate cleaning and ion bombardment conditions which improve the adhesion of a-Si{sub 1-x}C{sub x}:H films.

  15. 48 CFR 252.215-7005 - Evaluation Factor for Employing or Subcontracting With Members of the Selected Reserve.

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  16. Review and evaluation of immobilized algae systems for the production of fuels from microalgae. Final subcontract report

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    1985-11-01

    The purpose of this paper is to review and evaluate the use of immobilized algae systems. It was the finding that commercial immobilized algae systems are not in operation at this time but, with research, could certainly become so. The use of immobilized algae will depend on, as in all commercial systems, the economic value of the product. This paper reviews the technical feasibility of immobilization as it applies to algae. Finally, the economics of possible immobilized algal systems that would produce liquid fuels were investigated. It was calculated that an immobilized system would have 8.5 times the capital costs of a conventional microalgae culture system. Operational costs would be about equal, although there would be substantial savings of water with the immobilized system. A major problem with immobilizing algae is the fact that sunlight drives the system. At present, an immobilized algal system to mass produce lipids for use as a liquid fuel does not appear to be economically feasible. The major drawback is developing a low-cost system that obtains the same amount of solar energy as provided to a shallow 3 square mile pond while increasing the culture density by an order of magnitude. R and D to increase light availability and to develop low cost transparent tanks could increase the competitiveness of immobilized algal systems. 44 refs., 2 figs., 7 tabs.

  17. Final Report for PV Incubator Subcontract No. NAT-7-77015-05: October 19, 2007 - July 30, 2009

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    Pan, N.

    2012-04-01

    The Solar America Initiative (SAI) is intended to provide numerous technological routes towards a lower levelized cost of solar-generated electricity (LCOE). MicroLink's planned contribution towards the SAI is to provide a method of lowering the cost of GaAs-based solar cells, which are a major contributor to the cost of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules. MicroLink's unique approach is to use an epitaxial liftoff (ELO) process to completely remove the active solar cell from the substrate while preserving the performance and yield of the cell. The substrate accounts for approximately half the cost of conventional, multijunction GaAs-based solar cells. By using ELO, the substrate can be reused several times for additional solar cell growths, thereby reducing the cost of multijunction solar cells by up to 50%. The achievement of high efficiency has significantly increased the acceptance of MicroLink Devices as a future supplier of high-efficiency dual-junction and IMM (inverted metamorphic) triple-junction ELO solar cells. MicroLink entered the SAI program with a 10% efficiency GaAs solar cell (1-sun AM 1.5) and finished the program with an NREL-verified IMM triple-junction ELO solar cell (1-sun AM 1.5).

  18. Comparison of Avian Responses to UV-Light-Reflective Paint on Wind Turbines: Subcontract Report, July 1999--December 2000

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    Young, D. P., Jr.; Erickson, W. P.; Strickland, M. D.; Good, R. E.; Sernka, K. J.

    2003-01-01

    To reduce the numbers of avian collisions with wind turbines, several measures have been employed with various levels of success. One hypothesis is that painting turbine blades to increase their visibility may reduce avian fatalities. This study examined the effects of painting wind turbine blades with UV-reflective paint on bird use and mortality at the Foote Creek Rim Wind Plant in Carbon County, Wyoming.

  19. Cast polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic module manufacturing technology improvements. Semiannual subcontract report, 8 December 1993--30 June 1994

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    Wohlgemuth, J. [Solarex Corp., Frederick, MD (United States)

    1995-03-01

    This report describes work done under a 3-year program to advance Solarex`s cast polycrystalline silicon manufacturing technology, reduce module production cost, increase module performance, and expand Solarex`s commercial production capacities. The accomplishments described in this report are as follows: (1) the authors designed modifications to casting stations, ceramic molds, and sizing saws to allow for casting and sizing of larger ingots; (2) they demonstrated the casting of ingots with 17% larger volume; (3) the selected and purchased a new wire saw from HCT Shaping Systems; (4) they demonstrated wafering of eight bricks (2,400 wafers or {approximately}4.4 kilowatts at the cell level) in a 6.5-h run; (5) they demonstrated 14% average cell efficiency in the laboratory using an aluminum paste back surface field; (6) the Automation and Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) completed a modeling study of the Solarex module assembly process; (7) they identified and qualified three new lower-cost back sheet materials through accelerated environmental tests; and (8) they designed and built a test structure for mounting frameless modules, and selected two adhesives and began testing their ability to hold modules to the structure.

  20. Research on stable, high-efficiency amorphous silicon multijunction modules. Final subcontract report, 1 January 1991--31 August 1994

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    Guha, S. [United Solar Systems Corp., Troy, MI (United States)

    1994-10-01

    The principal objective of this program is to conduct research on semiconductor materials and non-semiconductor materials to enhance the performance of multibandgap, multijunction, large-area amorphous silicon-based alloy modules. The goal for this program is to demonstrate stabilized module efficiency of 12% for multijunction modules of area greater than 900 cm{sup 2}. Double-junction and triple-junction cells are made on Ag/ZnO back reflector deposited on stainless steel substrates. The top cell uses a-Si alloy; a-SiGe alloy is used for the i layer in the middle and the bottom cells. After evaporation of antireflection coating, silver grids and bus bars are put on the top surface, and the panel is encapsulated in an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)/Tefzel structure to make a one-square-foot monolithic module.

  1. Fundamental Research and Development for Improved Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells: Final Subcontract Report, March 2002 - July 2006

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    Rohatgi, A.

    2007-11-01

    This report summarizes the progress made by Georgia Tech in the 2002-2006 period toward high-efficiency, low-cost crystalline silicon solar cells. This program emphasize fundamental and applied research on commercial substrates and manufacturable technologies. A combination of material characterization, device modeling, technology development, and complete cell fabrication were used to accomplish the goals of this program. This report is divided into five sections that summarize our work on i) PECVD SiN-induced defect passivation (Sections 1 and 2); ii) the effect of material inhomogeneity on the performance of mc-Si solar cells (Section 3); iii) a comparison of light-induced degradation in commercially grown Ga- and B-doped Czochralski Si ingots (Section 4); and iv) the understanding of the formation of high-quality thick-film Ag contacts on high sheet-resistance emitters (Section 5).

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  9. Polycrystalline thin-film cadmium telluride solar cells fabricated by electrodeposition. Annual subcontract report, 20 March 1992--19 March 1993

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    Trefny, J.U.; Furtak, T.E.; Wada, N.; Williamson, D.L.; Kim, D. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (US)

    1993-08-01

    This report describes progress during the first year of a 3-year program at Colorado School of Mines, based upon earlier studies performed by Ametek Corporation, to develop specific layers of the Ametek n-i-p structure as well as additional studies of several transparent conducting oxides. Thin films of ZnO and ZnO:Al were deposited under various conditions. For the n-layer of the Ametek structure, a dip-coating method was developed for the deposition of CdS films. The authors also present data on the characterization of these films by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, small-angle X-ray scattering, and other techniques. They made progress in the electrodeposition of the CdTe i-layer of the Ametek structure. They developed appropriate electrochemical baths and are beginning to understand the role of the many experimental parameters that must be controlled to obtain high-quality films of this material. They explored the possibility of using an electrochemical process for fabricating the ZnTe p-layer. Some preliminary success was achieved, and this step will be pursued in the next phase. Finally, they fabricated a number of ``dot`` solar cells with the structure glass/SnO{sub 2}/CdS/CdTe/Au. Several cells with efficiencies in the range of 5%-6% were obtained, and they are confident, given recent progress, that cells with efficiencies in excess of 10% will be achieved in the near future.

  10. Polycrystalline CuInSe{sub 2} and CdTe PV solar cells. Annual subcontract report, 15 April 1993--14 April 1994

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    Dhere, N.G. [Florida Solar Energy Center, Cape Canaveral, FL (United States)

    1994-11-01

    This is an annual technical report on the Phase 2 of a three-year phased research program. The principal objective of the research project is to develop novel and low-cost processes for the fabrication of stable and efficient CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} and CdTe polycrystalline-thin-film solar cells using reliable techniques amenable to scale-up for economic, large-scale manufacture. The aims are to develop a process for the non-toxic selenization so as to avoid the use of extremely toxic H{sub 2}Se in the fabrication of CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} thin-film solar cells; to optimize selenization parameters; to develop a process for the fabrication of CdTe solar cells using Cd and Te layers sputtered from elemental targets; to develop an integrated process for promoting the interdiffusion between Cd/Te layers, CdTe phase formation, grain growth, type conversion, and junction formation; to improve adhesion; to minimize residual stresses; to improve the metallic back-contact; to improve the uniformity, stoichiometry, and morphology of CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} and CdTe thin films; and to improve the efficiency of CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} and CdTe solar cells.

  11. Photocharge transport and recombination measurements in amorphous silicon films and solar cells by photoconductive frequency mixing. Annual subcontract report, May 13, 1994--May 12, 1995

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    Braunstein, R; Yang, Y; Dong, S [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    1995-10-01

    The continuous decay of electron drift mobility in intrinsic a-Si:H and a-SiC:H upon light soaking was investigated by the photomixing technique. The photoconductivity, lifetime and drift mobility in intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) and hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbide (a-SiC:H) while light-soaking were determined using a photomixing technique. In addition to the decay of the photoconductivity and electron lifetime, continuous decay of the electron drift mobility was found during the light soaking process, which reveals a new phenomenon associated with the Staebler-Wronski effect. The drift mobility decreased by a factor of 2 for 20 hour light soaking at 2.5 sun intensity. Experimental data were fitted to a stretched exponential law. Different stretched-exponential parameters for photoconductivity, lifetime and drift mobility were obtained, which indicates the production of defects with different generation kinetics upon light soaking.

  12. Third quarterly report and final report within the counterpart subcontract no. 97/219: Support to the National Cleaner Production Centre, Tanzania

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    Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard

    1999-01-01

    The report analyses barriers and incentivres to cleaner production in Tanznaia based on experiences in three demonstration projects with around 25 companies.An outline for a policy study on cleaner production in Tanzania and for the strengthening of cleaner production in Tanzania is given....

  13. Optimization of transparent and reflecting electrodes for amorphous silicon solar cells. Annual subcontract report, 1 May 1991--30 April 1992

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    Gordon, R.G. [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

    1993-04-01

    This report describes work to improve the performance of solar cells by improving the electrical and optical properties of their transparent conducting oxides (TCO) layers. Boron-doped zinc-oxide films were deposited by atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition in a laminar-flow reactor from diethyl zinc, tert-butanol, and diborane in the temperature range between 300{degrees}C and 420{degrees}C. When the deposition temperature was above 320{degrees}C, both doped and undoped films have highly oriented crystallites with their c-axes perpendicular to the substrate plane. Films deposited from 0.07% diethyl zinc and 2.4% tert-butanol have electron densities between 3.5 {times} 10{sup 20} cm{sup {minus}3} and 5.5 {times} 10{sup 20} cm{sup {minus}3}, conductivities between 250 {Omega}{sup {minus}1} and 2500 {Omega}{sup {minus}1} and mobilities between 2.5 cm{sup 2}/V-s and 35.0 cm{sup 2}/V-s, depending on dopant concentration, film thickness, and deposition temperature. Optical measurements show that the maximum infrared reflectance of the doped films is close to 90%, compared to about 20% for undoped films. Film visible absorption and film conductivity were found to increase with film thickness. The ratio of conductivity to visible absorption coefficient for doped films was between 0.1 {Omega} and 1.1 {Omega}{sup {minus}1}. The band gap of the film changes from 3.3 eV to 3.7 eV when the film is doped with 0.012% diborane.

  14. Plasma-Assisted Co-evaporation of S and Se for Wide Band Gap Chalcopyrite Photovoltaics: Final Subcontract Report, December 2001 -- April 2005

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    Repins, I.; Wolden, C.

    2005-08-01

    In this work, ITN Energy Systems (ITN) and lower-tier subcontractor Colorado School of Mines (CSM) explore the replacement of the molecular chalcogen precursors during deposition (e.g., Se2 or H2Se) with more reactive chalcogen monomers or radicals (e.g., Se). Molecular species are converted to atomic species in a low-pressure inductively coupled plasma (ICP). This program explored the use of plasma-activated chalcogen sources in CIGS co-evaporation to lower CIGS deposition temperature, increase utilization, increase deposition rate, and improve S:Se stoichiometry control. Plasma activation sources were designed and built, then operated and characterized over a wide range of conditions. Optical emission and mass spectrometry data show that chalcogens are effectively dissociated in the plasma. The enhanced reactivity achieved by the plasma processing was demonstrated by conversion of pre-deposited metal films to respective chalcogen-containing phases at low temperature and low chalcogen flux. The plasma-assisted co-evaporation (PACE) sources were also implemented in CIGS co-evaporation. No benefit from PACE was observed in device results, and frequent deposition failures occurred.

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

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

    1991-11-01

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

  16. Screening Study for Utilizing Feedstocks Grown on CRP Lands in a Biomass to Ethanol Production Facility: Final Subcontract Report; July 1998

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    American Coalition for Ethanol; Wu, L.

    2004-02-01

    Feasibility study for a cellulosic ethanol plant using grasses grown on Conservation Reserve Program lands in three counties of South Dakota, with several subcomponent appendices. In 1994, there were over 1.8 million acres of CRP lands in South Dakota. This represented approximately 5 percent of the total U.S. cropland enrolled in the CRP. Nearly 200,000 acres of CRP lands were concentrated in three northeastern South Dakota counties: Brown, Marshall and Day. Most of the acreage was planted in Brohm Grass and Western Switchgrass. Technology under development at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and at other institutions, is directed towards the economical production of fuel-grade ethanol from these grasses. The objective of this study is to identify and evaluate a site in northeastern South Dakota which would have the greatest potential for long-term operation of a financially attractive biomass-to-ethanol production facility. The effort shall focus on ethanol marketing issues which would provide for long-term viability of the facility, feedstock production and delivery systems (and possible alternatives), and preliminary engineering considerations for the facility, as well as developing financial pro-formas for a proposed biomass-to-ethanol production facility in northeastern South Dakota. This Final Report summarizes what was learned in the tasks of this project, pulling out the most important aspects of each of the tasks done as part of this study. For greater detail on each area it is advised that the reader refer to the entire reports which are included as appendixes.

  17. 13 CFR 121.603 - How does SBA determine whether a Participant is small for a particular 8(a) BD subcontract?

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    2010-01-01

    ..., subsequent changes in size up to the date of award, except those due to merger with or acquisition by another... the date of award, the concern must recertify its size status, and SBA must verify the new... Standards Size Eligibility Requirements for the 8(a) Business Development Program § 121.603 How does SBA...

  18. New III-V cell design approaches for very high efficiency. Annual subcontract report, 1 August 1991--31 July 1992

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    Lundstrom, M.S.; Melloch, M.R.; Lush, G.B.; Patkar, M.P.; Young, M.P. [Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States)

    1993-04-01

    This report describes to examine new solar cell desip approaches for achieving very high conversion efficiencies. The program consists of two elements. The first centers on exploring new thin-film approaches specifically designed for M-III semiconductors. Substantial efficiency gains may be possible by employing light trapping techniques to confine the incident photons, as well as the photons emitted by radiative recombination. The thin-film approach is a promising route for achieving substantial performance improvements in the already high-efficiency, single-junction, III-V cell. The second element of the research involves exploring desip approaches for achieving high conversion efficiencies without requiring extremely high-quality material. This work has applications to multiple-junction cells, for which the selection of a component cell often involves a compromise between optimum band pp and optimum material quality. It could also be a benefit manufacturing environment by making the cell`s efficiency less dependent on materialquality.

  19. CuIn1-xGaxSe2 Thin Film Solar Cells: Final Subcontract Report, 5 January 1998 -- 31 October 2001

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    Dhere, N. G.

    2002-01-01

    This report describes the development of CIGS2 thin-film solar cells on glass and stainless-steel foil substrates; fabrication of a large-area, dual-chamber magnetron-sputtering unit; Round Robin AES and SIMS analysis; and current-voltage characteristics of CdTe modules and analysis of CdTe module samples. More detailed results on CIGS2 cells and the large-area, dual-chamber magnetron-sputtering unit were presented at the MRS Conference, the European PV Conference, and NCPV Program Review Meeting and are included in Appendices I, II, and III. The results of Round Robin AES and SIMS analysis were submitted to the National CIGS Team Meeting. The current-voltage characteristics of CdTe modules and results of analyses of CdTe module samples were submitted separately to NREL and First Solar.

  20. Photovoltaic manufacturing technology (PVMaT) improvements for ENTECH's concentrator module. Final subcontract report, 17 February 1992--14 June 1995

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    O' Neill, M.J.; McDanal, A.J. [ENTECH, Inc., Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, TX (US)

    1995-11-01

    Since 1978, the ENTECH technical team has been developing, field testing, refining, and commercializing photovoltaic concentrator systems based on a patented arched Fresnel lens optical concentrator, which provides maximum optical efficiency coupled with exceptional real-world error tolerance. First- through third-generation systems were deployed from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. In 1991, ENTECH was awarded a contract by Sandia National Laboratories to develop a fourth-generation concentrator module. In 1992, ENTECH was funded by NREL under the PVMaT Phase 2A procurement to develop and implement the manufacturing process for the new module. This report documents the work performed by ENTECH, Inc. under this PVMAT Phase 2A program.

  1. Large-Scale PV Module Manufacturing Using Ultra-Thin Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells: Annual Subcontract Report, 1 April 2002--30 September 2003 (Revised)

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    Wohlgemuth, J.; Shea, S. P.

    2004-04-01

    The goal of BP Solar's Crystalline PVMaT program is to improve the present polycrystalline silicon manufacturing facility to reduce cost, improve efficiency, and increase production capacity. Key components of the program are: increasing ingot size; improving ingot material quality; improving material handling; developing wire saws to slice 100 ..mu..m thick silicon wafers on 200 ..mu..m centers; developing equipment for demounting and subsequent handling of very thin silicon wafers; developing cell processes using 100 ..mu..m thick silicon wafers that produce encapsulated cells with efficiencies of at least 15.4% at an overall yield exceeding 95%; expanding existing in-line manufacturing data reporting systems to provide active process control; establishing a 50 MW (annual nominal capacity) green-field Mega plant factory model template based on this new thin polycrystalline silicon technology; and facilitating an increase in the silicon feedstock industry's production capacity for lower-cost solar-grade silicon feedstock.

  2. Large-Scale PV Module Manufacturing Using Ultra-Thin Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells: Annual Subcontract Report, 1 October 2003--30 September 2004

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    Wohlgemuth, J.; Narayanan, M.

    2005-03-01

    The major objectives of this program are to continue the advancement of BP Solar polycrystalline silicon manufacturing technology. The program includes work in the following areas: Efforts in the casting area to increase ingot size, improve ingot material quality, and improve handling of silicon feedstock as it is loaded into the casting stations; developing wire saws to slice 100- m-thick silicon wafers on 290- m centers; developing equipment for demounting and subsequent handling of very thin silicon wafers; developing cell processes using 100- m-thick silicon wafers that produce encapsulated cells with efficiencies of at least 15.4% at an overall yield exceeding 95%; expanding existing in-line manufacturing data reporting systems to provide active process control; establishing a 50-MW (annual nominal capacity) green-field Mega-plant factory model template based on this new thin polycrystalline silicon technology; facilitating an increase in the silicon feedstock industry's production capacity for lower-cost solar-grade silicon feedstock.

  3. Study of Potential Cost Reductions Resulting from Super-Large-Scale Manufacturing of PV Modules: Final Subcontract Report, 7 August 2003--30 September 2004

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    Keshner, M. S.; Arya, R.

    2004-10-01

    Hewlett Packard has created a design for a ''Solar City'' factory that will process 30 million sq. meters of glass panels per year and produce 2.1-3.6 GW of solar panels per year-100x the volume of a typical, thin-film, solar panel manufacturer in 2004. We have shown that with a reasonable selection of materials, and conservative assumptions, this ''Solar City'' can produce solar panels and hit the price target of $1.00 per peak watt (6.5x-8.5x lower than prices in 2004) as the total price for a complete and installed rooftop (or ground mounted) solar energy system. This breakthrough in the price of solar energy comes without the need for any significant new invention. It comes entirely from the manufacturing scale of a large plant and the cost savings inherent in operating at such a large manufacturing scale. We expect that further optimizations from these simple designs will lead to further improvements in cost. The manufacturing process and cost depend on the choice for the active layer that converts sunlight into electricity. The efficiency by which sunlight is converted into electricity can range from 7% to 15%. This parameter has a large effect on the overall price per watt. There are other impacts, as well, and we have attempted to capture them without creating undue distractions. Our primary purpose is to demonstrate the impact of large-scale manufacturing. This impact is largely independent of the choice of active layer. It is not our purpose to compare the pro's and con's for various types of active layers. Significant improvements in cost per watt can also come from scientific advances in active layers that lead to higher efficiency. But, again, our focus is on manufacturing gains and not on the potential advances in the basic technology.

  4. New III-V cell design approaches for very high efficiency. Annual subcontract report, 1 August 1990--31 July 1991

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    Lundstrom, M.S.; Melloch, M.R.; Lush, G.B.; O`Bradovich, G.J.; Young, M.P. [Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States)

    1993-01-01

    This report describes progress during the first year of a three-year project. The objective of the research is to examine new design approaches for achieving very high conversion efficiencies. The program is divided into two areas. The first centers on exploring new thin-film approaches specifically designed for III-V semiconductors. The second area centers on exploring design approaches for achieving high conversion efficiencies without requiring extremely high quality material. Research activities consisted of an experimental study of minority carrier recombination in n-type, metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD)-deposited GaAs, an assessment of the minority carrier lifetimes in n-GaAs grown by molecular beam epitaxy, and developing a high-efficiency cell fabrication process.

  5. Microstructure of amorphous-silicon-based solar cell materials by small-angle x-ray scattering. Annual subcontract report, 6 April 1994--5 April 1995

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    Williamson, D.L. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)

    1995-08-01

    The general objective of this research is to provide detailed microstructural information on the amorphous-silicon-based, thin-film materials under development for improved multijunction solar cells. The experimental technique used is small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) providing microstructural data on microvoid fractions, sizes, shapes, and their preferred orientations. Other microstructural features such as alloy segregation, hydrogen-rich clusters and alloy short-range order are probed.

  6. PVMaT Cost Reductions in the EFG High Volume PV Manufacturing Line: Final Subcontract Report, 5 August 1998 -- 4 February 2001

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    Kalejs, J.; Bathey, B.; Brown, B.; Cao, J.; Doedderlein, J.; Ebers, S.; Gonsiorawski, R.; Heath, B.; Kardauskas, M.; Mackintosh, B.; Ouellette, M.; Piwczyk, B.; Rosenblum, M.; Southimath, B.

    2002-03-01

    This report describes the three major task areas: manufacturing systems development, low-cost processing technology, and flexible manufacturing methods. In Manufacturing Systems, we have worked on implementing and utilizing SPC on a larger scale by developing support systems for computer-aided data bases and equipment and process-tracking methodology; developing and implementing new diagnostic techniques; reducing acid use and waste products by introducing a new dry-etch process; and formalizing documentation and training procedures for manufacturing processes (ISO 9000) and for waste product and safety management (ISO 14000) to assist in handling the larger manufacturing organization. Low-Cost Processes, we report on progress in demonstrating low-damage, high-throughput laser technology; studies on Rapid Thermal Processing approaches to improving cell efficiency; evaluating new thin-wafer technology using EFG cylinders; and developing a large EFG octagon and laser-cutting technology for producing 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm wafers. For Flexible Manufacturing, we completed introduction of manufacturing data bases for wafer and cell manufacturing; process modifications to accommodate manufacture of 10 cm x 15 cm wafers; and module field-performance studies and defect tracking to be used to improve manufacturing processes, new encapsulant qualification and introduction into manufacturing, and progress in developing designs for low-cost modules.

  7. PVMaT Improvements in the BP Solar Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Technology: Final Subcontract Report, 4 May 1998 - 30 November 2001

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    Wohlgemuth, J.; Shea, S.

    2002-04-01

    This report describes the advancement of BP Solar PV manufacturing technologies in order to design and implement a process that produces polycrystalline silicon PV modules that can be sold profitably for $2.00 per peak watt or less and that increases the production capacity of the Frederick plant to at least 25 megawatts per year. Achieving these major objectives was based on meeting the following specific task goals: (1) Develop a process to produce silicon feedstock from Na2SiF6 that can be sold profitably for less than $15/kilogram in large quantities. Demonstrate the process in a pilot facility. (2) Optimize and improve control of the casting process to increase the process yield by 7% and to improve material quality such that average cell efficiency increases by 4%. (3) Reduce the center-to-center cut distance on the wire saw to less than 450?mm in production, and develop a wire saw process that reduces the consumable costs by at least $0.05/wafer, that does not require organic cleaners, nor result in generation of hazardous waste material. (4) Develop, demonstrate, and implement a cost-effective cell process that produces a minimum average cell efficiency of 15% and improves the cell line electrical yield by 5% when applied to BP Solar cast polycrystalline silicon wafers. (5) Develop and qualify an encapsulation system that meets all technical and reliability requirements and can be laminated and cured in less than 6 minutes. (6) Improve BP Solar's product and materials handling to increase line yield by 3% and reduce handling labor to save $0.05/watt. (6) Improve process measurement and control in the production line to improve yield by 3% and reduce rework by 50%.

  8. Large-Scale PV Module Manufacturing Using Ultra-Thin Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells: Final Subcontract Report, 1 April 2002--28 February 2006

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    Wohlgemuth, J.; Narayanan, M.

    2006-07-01

    The major objectives of this program were to continue advances of BP Solar polycrystalline silicon manufacturing technology. The Program included work in the following areas. (1) Efforts in the casting area to increase ingot size, improve ingot material quality, and improve handling of silicon feedstock as it is loaded into the casting stations. (2) Developing wire saws to slice 100-..mu..m-thick silicon wafers on 290-..mu..m-centers. (3) Developing equipment for demounting and subsequent handling of very thin silicon wafers. (4) Developing cell processes using 100-..mu..m-thick silicon wafers that produce encapsulated cells with efficiencies of at least 15.4% at an overall yield exceeding 95%. (5) Expanding existing in-line manufacturing data reporting systems to provide active process control. (6) Establishing a 50-MW (annual nominal capacity) green-field Mega-plant factory model template based on this new thin polycrystalline silicon technology. (7) Facilitating an increase in the silicon feedstock industry's production capacity for lower-cost solar-grade silicon feedstock..

  9. Advanced processing technology for high-efficiency thin-film CuInSe{sub 2} solar cells. Annual subcontract report, 1 March 1992--28 February 1993

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    Morel, D.L.; Attar, G.; Karthikeyan, S.; Muthaiah, A.; Zafar, A. [University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States)

    1993-08-01

    This report describes work to develop novel fabrication for CuInSe{sub 2} (CIS) solar cells that will result in improved performance and cost effectiveness at the manufacturing level. The primary approach involves all solid-state processing for CIS. This was augmented by work to provide novel alternatives for the formation of the window layer/heterojunction contact. Inherent to the project was the need to develop a generic understanding of the relationship between processing and performance so that broad-based transfer to industry can be facilitated. We achieved good-electronic-quality CIS by the use of two selenization procedures for predeposited metal layers. We achieved good stoichiometry throughout the bulk of the film, attained grain sizes of up to 1 {mu}m, and measured electron mobilities of up to 60 cm{sup 2}V-s. However, there is a complex relationship between grain size, adhesion, and performance. Our primary approach to characterization was to fabricate ZnO/CIS test devices and measure as many properties as possible in device format. We are also developing reactive sputtering of ZnO as an alternative window layer technology.

  10. Specific PVMaT R and D in CdTe Product Manufacturing; Phase II Annual Subcontract Technical Report; May 1999--September 2000

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    McMaster, A. (First Solar, LLC)

    2001-01-22

    Just prior to the beginning of Phase II of the PVMaT project Solar Cells, Inc, (SCI) and True North Partners of Scottsdale, AZ, formed a joint venture partnership name First Solar, LLC. By the end of 1999, this event resulted in the construction of a new major manufacturing plant for photovoltaic modules, based on cadmium telluride, located in Perrysburg, a suburb of Toledo, Ohio. This plant was designed to be capable of producing PV modules at a rate of 100 MW per year within about three years. Significantly, a new semiconductor coating system, the heat of the production line, has already shown the capability of the 100 MW per year rate. These events have led to the expansion of the effort on the PVMaT project that included the former SCI team in Toledo, Ohio, a new team of engineering subcontractor, Product Search, Inc., and, later, a new laser team from First Solar, both from Scottsdale, Arizona. These three teams joined in a collaborative effort on Tasks 4: Manufacturing Line Improvements, on Task 5: Product Readiness, and on Task Environmental, Health, and Safety Issues. One Task 4 goal was to address the technical issues of the failed UL 1703 qualification testing in Phase I. Completing this goal, along with module lamination improvement done in Task 5, was instrumental in the design, fabrication, and installation of a high-throughput solar finishing line. The main components of this line, also a Task 4 project, were successfully tested in module finalization on the production line. Developing a novel, single-laser scribing system was another major accomplishment. In Task 5, the major activity was improved module lamination. Progress in Tasks 4 and 5 resulted in improved modules that were submitted for UL 1703 qualification testing. In March 2000, a new encapsulation process came under development, in which the back glass cover plate is substituted by a combination of a polymer layer as a dielectric and aluminum foil as a moisture barrier. The go al of the Environmental, Health, and Safety program is to conduct an extensive review of its current programs and address issues that need improvement.

  11. Studies of marine macroalgae: saline desert water cultivation and effects of environmental stress on proximate composition. Final subcontract report. [Gracilaria tikvahiae; Ulva lactuca

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    Ryther, J.H.; DeBusk, T.A.; Peterson, J.E.

    1985-11-01

    The results presented in this report address the growth potential of marine macroalgae cultivated in desert saline waters, and the effects of certain environmental stresses (e.g., nitrogen, salinity, and temperature) on the proximate composition of several marine macroalgae. Two major desert saline water types were assayed for their ability to support the growth of Gracilaria, Ulva, and Caulerpa. Both water types supported short term growth, but long term growth was not supported. Carbohydrate levels in Gracilaria were increased by cultivation under conditions of high salinity, low temperature, and low nitrogen and phosphorous availability. Data suggests that it may be possible to maximize production of useful proximate constituents by cultivating the algae under optimum conditions for growth, and then holding the resulting biomass under the environmental conditions which favor tissue accumulation of the desired storage products. 16 refs., 21 figs., 19 tabs.

  12. Growth mechanisms and characterization of hydrogenated amorphous-silicon-alloy films. Final subcontract report, 15 February 1991--14 April 1994

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    Gallagher, A.; Tanenbaum, D.; Laracuente, A.; Kalra, P. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO (United States)

    1994-07-01

    This report describes work performed to better understand the atomic-scale structure of glow-discharge-produced a-Si:H, a-Ge:H, and a-Si:Ge:H films; its effect on film quality; and its dependence on deposition discharge conditions. Hydrogenated a-Si films are from a silane rf discharge onto atomically flat crystal Si and GaAs substrates. The substrates are then transferred in a scanning tunneling microscope, where the atomic-scale surface morphology is measured. The films were deposited using device-quality deposition conditions; IR absorption, {sigma}{sub L}, and {sigma}{sub D} indicate high-quality intrinsic films. From the thickness dependence of the surface morphology, we determined that the films initially conform smoothly to an atomically flat Si or GaAs substrate, but as the thickness increases the roughness steadily increases to approximately 10% of the length of the scanned region. The surface of 100--400-nm-thick films is highly inhomogeneous, with steep hills and canyons in some areas and large atomically smooth regions in others. These unexpectedly large surface irregularities indicate severe and often connected void structures in the growing film, as well as relatively limited-range surface diffusion of the incorporating SiH{sub 3} radicals. On the other hand, large atomically flat surface were occasionally found, indicating the possibility of growing a homogeneous and compact amorphous film if appropriate growth conditions could be discovered.

  13. High-Efficiency Thin-Film Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Cells; Final Subcontract Report, Final Technical Report, 21 January 1994-31 March 1998

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    Compaan, A. D.; Bohn, R. G.

    1998-12-09

    This report describes work performed during the past year by The University of Toledo photovoltaics group. Researchers continued to develop rf sputtering for CdS/CdTe thin-film solar cells and to optimize the post-deposition process steps to match the characteristics of the sputtering process. During the fourth phase of the present contract, we focused on determining factors that limit the efficiency in our ''all-sputtered'' thin-film CdTe solar cells on soda-lime glass. These issues include controlling CdS/CdTe interdiffusion, understanding the properties of the CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} alloy, optimizing process conditions for CdCl{sub 2} treatments, manipulating the influence of ion bombardment during rf sputtering, and understanding the role of copper in quenching photoluminescence and carrier lifetimes in CdTe. To better understand the important CdS/CdTe interdiffusion process, we have continued our collaboration with the University at Buffalo and Brookhaven National Synchrotron Light Source in measurements using grazing-incidence X-rays. Interdiffusion results in the formation of the ternary alloy material CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1-x} at or near the heterojunction, where its properties are critical to the operation of the solar cell. We have placed significant effort on characterizing this alloy, an effort begun in the last phase. A complete set of films spanning the alloy range, prepared by pulsed-laser deposition, has now been characterized by wavelength dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and optical absorption at NREL; by Raman scattering, X-ray diffraction, and electrical measurements in our lab; and by spectroscopic ellipsometry at Brooklyn College. We continued to participate in cooperative activity with the CdTe National Team. We prepared a series of depositions on borosilicate glass substrates having doped SnO{sub 2} layers coated with TiO{sub 2} (prepared by the University of South Florida and Harvard) and similar substrates having a resistive SnO{sub 2} layer on the doped tin oxide (fabricated by Golden Photon). The Golden Photon high-resistivity SnO{sub 2} structure yielded excellent cell performance.

  14. Low Cost Glass and Glass-Ceramic Substrates for Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells: Final Subcontract Report, 25 January 2001

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    Ast, D.; Nemchuk, N.; Krasula, S.

    2002-07-01

    This report describes how Cornell University researchers developed several low-cost and simple barrier layers and tested their effectiveness both analytically (by SIMS) and by evaluating the electrical characteristics of devices fabricated on barrier-coated substrates. Devices fabricated included both majority-carrier devices (thin-film transistors) and minority-carrier devices (p-i-n junction diodes simulating solar cells) using various deposition techniques including the chemical vapor deposition of polysilicon from silane at low pressures (at Cornell University) and from dichlorosilane at atmospheric pressure (cooperation with Neudeck at Purdue University). The structure of the films deposited was investigated by using TEM and X-ray analysis. The performance of the minority- and majority-carrier devices fabricated on barrier-coated glass ceramic substrates was found to be identical to devices fabricated on control substrates of oxidized silicon and fused silica.

  15. Subcontracted R and D final report: SRC-I phase equilibrium and enthalpy data for coal liquefaction and solvent recovery areas. Vol. 3

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    Mehta, D.C.; Chu, I.C.; Kidnay, A.J.; Yesavage, V.F.

    1984-03-01

    The Enthalpy Program was a 20-month project initiated on January 18, 1982 by the International Coal Refining Company (ICRC) and under the technical direction of Professor Arthur J. Kidnay and Professor V.F. Yesavage at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), Golden, Colorado. The objective of the program was to gather enthalpy data on representative pure model compounds, mixtures of model compounds, and selected coal-derived liquid samples furnished by ICRC. A copy of the technical agreement between ICRC and CSM is included in this report as Appendix A. This final report contains a complete description of the calorimeter and the experimental procedures used, separate data sections for each experimental task, and a copy of the technical agreement between ICRC and CSM. Data are presented for 11 coal liquid fractions. Each section of this report is organized to stand alone; thus, there are no general lists of references, tables of notation, or overall data tables.

  16. Thin film cadmium telluride, zinc telluride, and mercury zinc telluride solar cells. Final subcontract report, 1 July 1988--31 December 1991

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    Chu, T.L. [University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States)

    1992-04-01

    This report describes research to demonstrate (1) thin film cadmium telluride solar cells with a quantum efficiency of 75% or higher at 0. 44 {mu}m and a photovoltaic efficiency of 11.5% or greater, and (2) thin film zinc telluride and mercury zinc telluride solar cells with a transparency to sub-band-gap radiation of 65% and a photovoltaic conversion efficiency of 5% and 8%, respectively. Work was directed at (1) depositing transparent conducting semiconductor films by solution growth and metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) technique, (2) depositing CdTe films by close-spaced sublimation (CSS) and MOCVD techniques, (3) preparing and evaluating thin film CdTe solar cells, and (4) preparing and characterizing thin film ZnTe, CD{sub 1-x}Zn{sub 1-x}Te, and Hg{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te solar cells. The deposition of CdS films from aqueous solutions was investigated in detail, and their crystallographic, optical, and electrical properties were characterized. CdTe films were deposited from DMCd and DIPTe at 400{degrees}C using TEGa and AsH{sub 3} as dopants. CdTe films deposited by CSS had significantly better microstructures than those deposited by MOCVD. Deep energy states in CdTe films deposited by CSS and MOCVD were investigated. Thin films of ZnTe, Cd{sub 1- x}Zn{sub x}Te, and Hg{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te were deposited by MOCVD, and their crystallographic, optical, and electrical properties were characterized. 67 refs.

  17. The 1980-81 AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research)-HTTM (Heat Transfer and Turbulence Mechanics)-Stanford Conference on Complex Turbulent Flows: Comparison of Computation and Experiment. Volume 3. Comparison of Computation with Experiment, and Computors’ Summary Report.

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    1981-09-01

    the inner solution. Virtually no influence of this rear outer boundary condition was observed on the inner solution near the airfoil. Wind-tunnel-wall...et al. (1975), it was included, resulting virtually in complete agreement with experiment). Case 0261: * The Equilibrium Wall Jet in an Adverse...governing the 4 evolution of e and w are 3p a *u ae (6).A. j.i.-Tjj yj- - Bpwe + Tx- (Vi + a PC F-(6 *2 aula 2 3 2 (Pj ij0 [+ 2a("-- P ~~+ ~(P+ UPC (7) L j

  18. 15 CFR 701.2 - Definitions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... INDUSTRY AND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NATIONAL SECURITY INDUSTRIAL BASE REGULATIONS REPORTING OF... are categorized as co-production, technology transfer, subcontracting, credit assistance, training... to use any technology. The transaction would be categorized as subcontracting and would, like all...

  19. 48 CFR 15.305 - Proposal evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... weights, and ordinal rankings. The relative strengths, deficiencies, significant weaknesses, and risks... offerors in complying with subcontracting plan goals for small disadvantaged business (SDB) concerns (see...) Small business subcontracting evaluation. Solicitations must be structured to give offers from small...

  20. Distributed Information Fusion through Advanced Multi-Agent Control

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    2016-10-17

    AFRL- AFOSR -JP-TR-2016-0080 Distributed Information Fusion through Advanced Multi-Agent Control Adrian Bishop NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED Final...Report 09/09/2016 DISTRIBUTION A: Distribution approved for public release. AF Office Of Scientific Research ( AFOSR )/ IOA Arlington, Virginia 22203 Air...MONITOR’S ACRONYM(S) AFRL/ AFOSR IOA 11. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S REPORT NUMBER(S) AFRL- AFOSR -JP-TR-2016-0080       12. DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY STATEMENT A

  1. MCSC Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) Presentation to the Attendees of the Navy Gold Coast MCSC Workshop

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    2014-08-13

    Innovation –  -Use Small business to meet Federal needs –  -Encourage participation of socially & economically disadvantage businesses...MCSC can utilize 14 Subcontracting with Small Businesses DoD Small Business Subcontracting Requirements Ø All Contracting Action over $650K...Statutory Subcontracting Procurement Goals are provided below: • Small Business - 36.7% of Primes subcontracting dollars should be awarded to “small

  2. 78 FR 46795 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments

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    2013-08-01

    .... The revision reads as follows: 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with... When Subcontracting With Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Aug, 2013... Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug, 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note...

  3. 77 FR 31016 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Preparation...

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    2012-05-24

    ... individual subcontracting plans (not commercial plans). 2. When the award is based on trade-offs among cost... commercial item acquisition. 4. The acquisition offers more than minimal subcontracting opportunities. Public... 20417. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 3090-0252, Preparation, Submission and Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans...

  4. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): Element-by-Element Analysis for Advanced Computers

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    1988-11-14

    WORK UNIT ELEMENT NO. NO. NO. ACCESSION NO 11. TITLE (Include Y’ecurity Classification) Computational Fluid Dynamics ( CFD ): Element-by-Element...All other editions are obsolete. V L ?, AFOSR Report Grant #AFOSR-87-0153 Computational Fluid Dynamics ( CFD ): Element-by-Element Analysis for Advanced

  5. Summer Research Program (1992). Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Reports. Volume 10. Wright Laboratory

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    1992-12-28

    report presents the results of work accomplished during the 8-week AFOSR summer research program at the AARA lab of Wright Patterson Air Force Base...during the 8-week AFOSR summer research pro- gram at the AARA lab of Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The goal of this work is a scheme for detecting

  6. Identifying Electronic Properties Relevant to Improving the Performance and Stability of Amorphous Silicon Based Mid-Gap and Low-Gap Cells: Final Subcontract Report, 16 January 1998-15 October 2001

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    Cohen, J. D.

    2002-07-01

    This report describes our experimental studies which have been concentrated in roughly five areas. Specifically: (1) We have examined a?Si:H grown very close to the microcrystalline phase boundary, so-called''edge material,'' to help understand why such material is more stable with respect to light-induced degradation; (2) We have also studied the electronic properties, and degradation characteristics of mixed phase material that is mostly a?Si:H, but which contains a significant microcrystalline component; (3) We have examined the electronic properties of high deposition rate material. These studies have included both moderately high deposition rate material (up to 6/s) produced by the PECVD growth method, and extremely high deposition rate material (up to 130/s) produced by the HWCVD growth method. (4) We have examined series of a-Si,Ge:H alloys from several sources. In one extensive series of studies we examined low Ge fraction alloys in an attempt to learn more about the fundamentals of degradation in general. In a couple other studies we evaluated the properties of a-Si,Ge:H alloys produced by methods we had not previously examined. (5) Finally, for three different types of samples we compared basic material properties with companion cell performance data. This was carried out in each case on series of samples for which one or more specific deposition parameters were varied systematically.

  7. Ultra-High-Efficiency Multijunction Cell and Receiver Module, Phase 1B: High Performance PV Exploring and Accelerating Ultimate Pathways; Final Subcontract Report, 13 May 2005 - 10 December 2008

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    King, R. R.

    2010-03-01

    Spectrolab's two High Performance Photovoltaics primary objectives: (1) develop ultra-high-efficiency concentrator multijunction cells and (2) develop a robust concentrator cell receiver package.

  8. Identifying the Electronic Properties Relevant to Improving the Performance of High Band-Gap Copper Based I-III-VI2 Chalcopyrite Thin Film Photovoltaic Devices: Final Subcontract Report, 27 April 2004-15 September 2007

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    Cohen, J. D.

    2008-08-01

    This report summarizes the development and evaluation of higher-bandgap absorbers in the CIS alloy system. The major effort focused on exploring suitable absorbers with significant sulfur alloying in collaboration with Shafarman's group at the Institute of Energy Conversion. Three series of samples were examined; first, a series of quaternary CuIn(SeS)2-based devices without Ga; second, a series of devices with pentenary Cu(InGa)(SeS)2 absorbers in which the Se-to-S and In-to-Ga ratios were chosen to keep the bandgap nearly constant, near 1.52 eV. Third, based on the most-promising samples in those two series, we examined a series of devices with pentenary Cu(InGa)(SeS)2 absorbers with roughly 25 at.% S/(Se+S) ratios and varying Ga fractions. We also characterized electronic properties of several wide-bandgap CuGaSe2 devices from both IEC and NREL. The electronic properties of these absorbers were examined using admittance spectroscopy, drive-level capacitance profiling, transient photocapacitance, and transient photocurrent optical spectroscopies. The sample devices whose absorbers had Ga fraction below 40 at.% and S fractions above 20 at.% but below 40% exhibited the best electronic properties and device performance.

  9. Identifying electronic properties relevant to improving stability in a-Si:H-based cells and overall performance in a-Si,Ge:H-based cells. Annual subcontract report, April 18, 1994--April 17, 1995

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    Cohen, J D [Oregon Univ., Eugene, OR (United States)

    1995-11-01

    This report describes work performed by the University of Oregon focusing on the characterization and evaluation of amorphous semiconductor materials produced by novel deposition conditions and/or methods. The results are based on a variety of junction capacitance techniques: admittance spectroscopy, transient photocapacitance (and photocurrent), and drive-level capacitance profiling. These methods allow the determination of deep defect densities and their energy distributions, Urbach bandtail energies, and, in some cases, {mu}{tau} products for hole transport. During this phase, the authors completed several tasks: (1) they carried out measurements on a-Si, Ge:H alloy samples produced at Harvard University by a cathodic glow discharge process, measurement indicated a smaller value of ({mu}{tau}){sub h} for these samples than would have been expected given their lower defect densities; (2) they characterized several hot-wire a-Si:H samples produced with varying hydrogen levels, studies indicate that hot-wire-produced a-Si:H, with H levels between 2--5 at.% should lead to mid-gap devices with superior properties; (3) they reported some results on a-Si:H glow discharge material grown under hydrogen dilution conditions. Preliminary studies point to film strain as playing a primary role for the observed differences in behavior.

  10. Defense Organization Officials Did Not Consistently Comply With Requirements for Assessing Contractor Performance

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    2017-02-01

    Definitions (For the Small Business Subcontracting Evaluation Factor, when 52.219-9 is used),” identifies the rating definitions for only the utilization of...cost control, • schedule and timeliness, • management or business relations, and • small business subcontracting . In addition, the CPARS Guide...management of subcontracts .” 39 The CPARS Guide, Attachment 3, “Instructions on Completing a CPAR,” section A3.30, “Utilization of Small Business,” states

  11. Final Report: Sintered CZTS Nanoparticle Solar Cells on Metal Foil; July 26, 2011 - July 25, 2012

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    Leidholm, C.; Hotz, C.; Breeze, A.; Sunderland, C.; Ki, W.; Zehnder, D.

    2012-09-01

    This is the final report covering 12 months of this subcontract for research on high-efficiency copper zinc tin sulfide (CZTS)-based thin-film solar cells on flexible metal foil. Each of the first three quarters of the subcontract has been detailed in quarterly reports. In this final report highlights of the first three quarters will be provided and details will be given of the final quarter of the subcontract.

  12. 77 FR 14016 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Preparation, Submission, and Negotiation...

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    2012-03-08

    ...] General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Preparation, Submission, and Negotiation of... Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans; Correction. Correction In the information collection document appearing...

  13. 48 CFR 370.203 - Definitions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... SPECIAL PROGRAMS AFFECTING ACQUISITION Indian Preference in Employment, Training, and Subcontracting...-owned commercial, industrial, or business activity established or organized for the purpose of profit...

  14. Foreign Operation Methods

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    Welch, Lawrence S.; Benito, Gabriel R. G.; Petersen, Bent

    Introduction and theory -- Introduction -- Theoretical approaches -- Modes of operation -- Franchising -- Licensing -- Management contracts -- International subcontracting -- Project operations -- Exports -- Alliances -- Foreign direct investment -- Strategies -- Mode switching and stretching...

  15. International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation Interim Agreement EPA Case No. 08-0113-00

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    On March 27, 2008, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), suspended International Business Machines (IBM) from receiving Federal Contracts, approved subcontracts, assistance, loans and other benefits.

  16. The Professional Military Services Industry: Have We Created a New Military-Industrial Complex?

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    Baffer, B. D

    2005-01-01

    ... required to develop organic capabilities. However, unity of command and responsibility for contractor performance is often diluted through subsequent layers of subcontracts and ineffective contract management...

  17. Development of Advanced Thermal ana Electric Propulsion (TEP) System

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    Tabibi, Bagher

    1994-01-01

    On September 30, 1993, the Department of Physics at Hampton University was awarded a research instrumentation grant by the AFOSR for the development of an advanced Thermal and Electric Propulsion (TEP) system...

  18. Active Materials Characterization Laboratory

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    Lagoudas, Dimitris

    2001-01-01

    The Active Materials Laboratory has recently acquired upgraded and new equipment made possible by the AFOSR in the form of a research grant as a part of the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program...

  19. Stress-Induced Enhancement of the Startle Reflex

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    Davis, Michael

    1997-01-01

    A major goal of the work currently funded by the AFOSR is to determine to role of glutamate receptors in the amygdala in conditioned fear and to begin to determine brain areas involved in the inhibition of fear...

  20. Quantum Manybody Physics with Rydberg Polaritons

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    2016-06-22

    AFRL-AFOSR-VA-TR-2017-0033 Quantum Manybody Physics with Rydberg Polaritons Jonathan Simon UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO THE 5801 S ELLIS AVE CHICAGO, IL...abstract is to be limited. DISTRIBUTION A: Distribution approved for public release. Title: Quantum Manybody Physics with Rydberg Polaritons AFOSR AWARD...developed. In conjunction with synthetic magnetic fields generated through non-planar cavities, we are now poised to explore fractional quantum hall physics

  1. Lasers and Optics

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    2013-03-05

    PERIODICALLY ORIENTED QUASI- PHASEMATCHING AFRL/RY Builds on Pioneering AFOSR Funded Research on PPLN and OPGaAs DISTRIBUTION A: Approved for public...public release; distribution is unlimited. Band IV Band II Band I PPLN Nd:YAG Pump Diodes IRCM 36 IRCM AFOSR Contributions • Fundamental...Materials ( PPLN ) • Test Devices at AFRL/Sensors DISTRIBUTION A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 37 DISTRIBUTION A

  2. Noise Propagation and Uncertainty Quantification in Hybrid Multiphysics Models: Initiation and Reaction Propagation in Energetic Materials

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    2016-05-23

    AFRL-AFOSR-VA-TR-2016-0200 Noise Propagation and Uncertainty Quantification in Hybrid Multiphysics Models Daniel Tartakovsky UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA...2016 Title: Noise Propagation and Uncertainty Quantification in Hybrid Multi-Physics Models Subtitle: Initiation and Reaction Propagation in...and Uncertainty Quantification in Hybrid Multi-Physics Models Task: Initiation and Reaction Propagation in Energetic Materials AFOSR award: FA9550-12-1

  3. Multi-Functional pi-Conjugated Macromolecules Based on Poly(Phenylene Vinylene)

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    1994-03-14

    present grant was the successor to a series of more widely focused AFOSR funding periods the opportunity was taken to complete numerous projects which...to a series of more widely focused AFOSR funding periods the opportunity was taken to complete numerous projects which originated earlier. As a result...Analogues: Poly(4,7-benzofuran vinylene) and Poly(4,7-3 benzothiophene vinylene)" (in press). 39. Macromolecules, (with P. Cifra and E. Nies) "Free

  4. SAR Polarimetric Scattering from Natural Terrains

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    2017-02-17

    calculate the polarimetric speckle statistics (amplitude and phase difference), followed by a comparison with theoretical distributions . For fully developed...AFRL-AFOSR-JP-TR-2017-0013 SAR Polarimetric Scattering from Natural Terrains Kun-Shan Chen National Central University Final Report 02/17/2017... DISTRIBUTION A: Distribution approved for public release. AF Office Of Scientific Research (AFOSR)/ IOA Arlington, Virginia 22203 Air Force Research

  5. Nano-Engineering of Active Metamaterials

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    2014-10-29

    AFRL-OSR-VA-TR-2014-0295 NANO -ENGINEERING OF ACTIVE METAMATERIALS Larry Dalton UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Final Report 10/29/2014 DISTRIBUTION A...Std. Z39.18 FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT (AFOSR-FA9550-09-1-0682)— Nano -Engineering of Active Metamaterials: Publications related to this AFOSR contract...photochemical stability at telecommunication wavelengths by pump -probe methods [4,11]. Development and Application of New Synthesis and Processing

  6. Study of HV Dielectrics for High Frequency Operation in Linear & Nonlinear Transmission Lines & Simulation & Development of Hybrid Nonlinear Lines for RF Generation

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    2015-08-27

    The high voltage diodes D5 to D10 are used to protect the HV switch against negative back swing voltage, while D4 diode for reverse current ...AFRL-AFOSR-CL-TR-2015-0001 STUDY OF HV DIELECTRICS FOR HIGH FREQUENCY OPERATION IN LINEAR & NONLINEAR TRANSMISSION LINES & SIMULATION & DEVELOPMENT...AFOSR Final Performance Report Study of HV Dielectrics for High Frequency Operation in Linear and Nonlinear Transmission Lines and Simulation

  7. 13 CFR 124.1002 - What is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)?

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    2010-01-01

    ... standard corresponding to the applicable four digit Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code. (i) For... subcontracting incentives, or SDB set-asides) relating to the Department of Defense, NASA and the Coast Guard... subcontracting incentives, or SDB set-asides), provided that the requirements set forth in this paragraph are met...

  8. Findings From Existing Data on the Department of Defense Industrial Base: Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing Example

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    2015-04-30

    their federal government prime contract and subcontract revenue. Such information can help policymakers better understand potential risks in the supply...in their federal government prime contract and subcontract revenue. Such information can help policymakers better understand potential risks in the...it is owned by disadvantaged individuals, women, or service-disabled veterans), contracting office placing the contract action, and place of

  9. 48 CFR 19.707 - The Small Business Administration's role in carrying out the program.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Administration's role in carrying out the program. 19.707 Section 19.707 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Subcontracting Program 19.707 The Small Business Administration's role in carrying out the program. (a) Under the... administration of individual prime contracts or subcontracts. ...

  10. 48 CFR 231.205-18 - Independent research and development and bid and proposal costs.

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    2010-10-01

    ... for a fixed-price contract without cost incentives. The term also includes a subcontract for an amount exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, except for a fixed-price subcontract without cost incentives... the United States. (4) Enhance the industrial competitiveness of the United States. (5) Promote the...

  11. 48 CFR 49.202 - Profit.

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    2010-10-01

    ... inventory; (4) Amount and source of capital and extent of risk assumed; (5) Inventive and developmental...) Character and difficulty of subcontracting, including selection, placement, and management of subcontracts... terminated portion of a construction contract, the contracting officer shall— (1) Comply with paragraphs (a...

  12. 77 FR 39141 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Applicability of Hexavalent Chromium Policy to...

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    2012-06-29

    ... implement in the DFARS the DoD policy addressing the serious human health and environmental risks related to... 223.7306. * * * * * PART 244--SUBCONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 0 3. Revise section 244.403 to... Chromium (MAY 2011), if the subcontract is for supplies, maintenance and repair services, or construction...

  13. 76 FR 68032 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Set-Asides for Small Business

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    2011-11-02

    ... limitations on subcontracting for small businesses under multiple award contracts. DoD, GSA, and NASA expect... risks; or (ii) To a small business set-aside under paragraph (b)(2)(i)(F). * * * * * PART 19--SMALL.... (e) The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting, in...

  14. 48 CFR 2152.370 - Use of the matrix.

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    2010-10-01

    ....409(b) Protecting the Government's Interest when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended... records retention M 2152.216-70 2116.270-1(a) Fixed price with limited cost redetermination—risk charge A... Bankruptcy M 2152.243-70 2143.205 Changes M FAR 52.244-5 FAR 44.204(c) Competition in Subcontracting M 2152...

  15. 48 CFR 16.104 - Factors in selecting contract types.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subcontracting. If the contractor proposes extensive subcontracting, a contract type reflecting the actual risks... Government, usually result in greater risk assumption by the Government. This is especially true for complex..., the cost risk should shift to the contractor, and a fixed-price contract should be considered. (e...

  16. 48 CFR 1352.215-76 - Cost or pricing data.

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    2010-10-01

    ... after considering such factors as: (A) Degree of risk; (B) Nature of the work to be performed; (C) Joint venture responsibilities; (D) Extent of offeror's investment; (E) Subcontracting of work; and (F) Other... subcontracting costs were analyzed. (c) Audit Reports. If the offeror or any subcontractor has been audited by a...

  17. 76 FR 6696 - NASA Implementation of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Award Fee Language Revision

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    2011-02-08

    ... orders when appropriate. (c)(1) The technical factor must include consideration of risk management... contractor's performance against the subcontracting plan incorporated in the contract shall be evaluated. Emphasis may be placed on the contractor's accomplishment of its goals for subcontracting with small...

  18. 48 CFR 915.404-4-71-4 - Considerations affecting fee amounts.

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    2010-10-01

    ... work of Subcontractors 12 16 IV. Acquisition and subcontracting. Acquisition of other than special... subcontracting or supporting acquisition actions and labor relations interfaces being made by the government. If... type of contract to be negotiated and the anticipated contractor cost risk shall be considered in...

  19. 48 CFR 1816.405-274 - Award fee evaluation factors.

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    2010-10-01

    ... factor, if used, must include consideration of risk management (including mission success, safety... against the subcontracting plan incorporated in the contract shall be evaluated. Emphasis may be placed on the contractor's accomplishment of its goals for subcontracting with small business, HUBZone small...

  20. 75 FR 81908 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Major...

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    2010-12-29

    ... access to advice on systems architecture and systems engineering matters from highly qualified... subcontract as major; specifically-- [cir] A subcontract less than the cost or pricing data threshold would... ``required to be easily mitigated'' once they cross into the MDAP threshold. Response: The issue of...

  1. Designing cellular manufacturing system under risk conditions ...

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    Thus we propose a mixed integer programming approach to decision making and incorporate subcontracting risk . To control the risk of sub-contracting (cost) , the two popular percentile measures of risk are applied: value-at-risk and conditional value-at-risk. This model is capable of optimizing production cost of parts and ...

  2. 77 FR 22766 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier...

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    2012-04-17

    ...; Comment Request; Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards AGENCY: Department of... previously approved information collection requirement for Reporting Executive Compensation and First-tier..., Reporting Executive Compensation and First-tier Subcontract Awards, by any of the following methods...

  3. 77 FR 9658 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Preparation...

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    2012-02-17

    ... individual subcontracting plans (not commercial plans). 2. When the award is based on trade-offs among cost... commercial item acquisition. 4. The acquisition offers more than minimal subcontracting opportunities. Public... Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 3090-0252, Preparation, Submission and...

  4. 48 CFR 1403.104-2 - Applicability.

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    2010-10-01

    ... BUSINESS PRACTICES AND PERSONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Safeguards 1403.104-2 Applicability. Construction contracts (or subcontracts in such cases where the tribal contractor has subcontracted the activity) awarded under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as...

  5. Chemical Profiles of Microalgae with Emphasis on Lipids: Final Report

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    Benemann, J. R.; Tillett, D. M.; Suen, Y.; Hubbard, J.; Tornabene, T. G.

    1986-02-01

    This final report details progress during the third year of this subcontract. The overall objective of this subcontract was two fold: to provide the analytical capability required for selecting microalgae strains with high energy contents and to develop fundamental knowledge required for optimizing the energy yield from microalgae cultures. The progress made towards these objectives during this year is detailed in this report.

  6. 48 CFR 819.705 - Appeal of Contracting Officer decisions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... AFFAIRS SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS The Small Business Subcontracting Program 819.705... strategy or indicating the rationale for not setting-aside the requirement. Upon receipt of the decision... businesses declared ineligible for credit in SDVOSB and/or VOSB subcontracting plans may appeal to the...

  7. Contracting with the Enemy: The Contracting Officer’s Dilemma

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    2015-06-01

    subcontract Violations of federal or state antitrust laws Embezzlement, theft, forgery , bribery, etc. Intentionally misusing "Made in America" designation...subcontract Violations of federal or state antitrust laws Embezzlement, theft, forgery , bribery, etc. Intentionally misusing "Made in America" designation

  8. 48 CFR 819.709 - Contract clause.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Contract clause. 819.709... PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS The Small Business Subcontracting Program 819.709 Contract clause. The contracting officer shall insert VAAR clause 852.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan Minimum...

  9. 48 CFR 15.304 - Evaluation factors and significant subfactors.

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    2010-10-01

    ... business subcontracting participation in the subcontracting plan as an evaluation factor (15 U.S.C. 637(d... accordance with FAR 7.108(b). (d) All factors and significant subfactors that will affect contract award and... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Evaluation factors and...

  10. 48 CFR 9.104-3 - Application of standards.

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    2010-10-01

    ... the quality requirements of the contract is a significant factor to consider in determining... requires a subcontracting plan pursuant to Subpart 19.7, The Small Business Subcontracting Program, the... shall consider the affiliate's past performance and integrity when they may adversely affect the...

  11. Photovoltaic Program Branch annual report, FY 1989

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    Summers, K A [ed.

    1990-03-01

    This report summarizes the progress of the Photovoltaic (PV) Program Branch of the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) from October 1, 1988, through September 30, 1989. The branch is responsible for managing the subcontracted portion of SERI's PV Advanced Research and Development Project. In fiscal year (FY) 1989, this included nearly 50 subcontracts, with a total annualized funding of approximately $13.1 million. Approximately two-thirds of the subcontracts were with universities, at a total funding of nearly $4 million. The six technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontracted program: Amorphous Silicon Research, Polycrystalline Thin Films, Crystalline Silicon Materials Research, High-Efficiency Concepts, New Ideas, and University Participation. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1989, and future research directions. Each report will be cataloged individually.

  12. NREL Photovoltaic Program FY 1995 annual report

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    NONE

    1996-06-01

    This report summarizes the in-house and subcontracted R&D activities from Oct. 1994 through Sept. 1995; their objectives are to conduct basic, applied, and engineering research, manage subcontracted R&D projects, perform research complementary to subcontracted work, develop and maintain state-of-the-art measurement and device capabilities, develop PV manufacturing technology and modules, transfer results to industry, and evolve viable partnerships for PV systems and market development. The research activities are grouped into 5 sections: crystalline Si and advanced devices, thin-film PV, PV manufacturing, PV module and system performance and engineering, and PV applications and market development.

  13. Pulse coded biologically motivated neural-type MOS circuits

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    1991-11-01

    This project has two aspects, one for ONR and one for AFOSR. The ONR portion is devoted to obtaining hardware implementations for the physiological representations used in the program SYNETSIM developed by the neurophysiologist Dr. D. Hartline of Bekesy Laboratories. The AFOSR portion is for evaluation capabilities of the pulse code philosophy of neural networks. On the ONR portion of the research, several chips have been fabricated for SYNETSIM pools and a neural arithmetic unit based upon the pools. Also, a number of modifications have been made to SYNETSIM to make it a much more user-friendly program. Several papers have been presented at international conferences and the DRIVER module is under continued investigation for VLSI realization. The means to implement long term potentiation are also under continued investigation. On the AFOSR portion, a means of realizing any Hopfield-type network via pulse coded circuits was obtained.

  14. 78 FR 70025 - Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement...

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    2013-11-22

    ... Defense Acquisition Regulations System Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition..., withhold, or withdraw purchasing system approval at the conclusion of a purchasing system review. Withdrawal of purchasing system approval would necessitate Government consent to individual subcontracts...

  15. 78 FR 54252 - Information Collection; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements-One Time...

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    2013-09-03

    ... first-tier subcontracts; c. Program or project title, if any, for its Government contract; ( http://wwww... appropriate, units of measure ( http://wwww.whitehouse.gov/omb/recovery_faqs_contractors ); e. Name of the...

  16. 48 CFR 1552.219-70 - Mentor-Protege Program.

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    2010-10-01

    ... SDBs; and to aid in the achievement of goals for the use of SDBs in subcontracting activities under EPA... achieving the developmental assistance objectives under each agreement, including whether the objectives of...

  17. 78 FR 23199 - NASA FAR Supplement Regulatory Review No. 1

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    2013-04-18

    ... Subcontracting Plan should not exceed 20 pages) (b) * * * Other limitations/instructions identified as follows....mil/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=19557 ) as well as in the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA...

  18. Understanding the Role of TSC1/2 in Cerebellar Purkinje Neurons

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    2016-09-01

    a publication that is currently in preparation. Name: David Buchholz Project Role: Subcontract Postdoctoral Fellow Nearest person months...institutions, other nonprofits, industrial or commercial firms, state or local governments, schools or school systems, or other organizations (foreign or

  19. Production of Biodiesels from Multiple Feedstocks and Properties of Biodiesels and Biodiesel/Diesel Blends: Final Report; Report 1 in a Series of 6

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    Kinast, J. A.

    2003-03-01

    In a project sponsored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Institute of Gas Technology is conducting an investigation of biodiesels produced from vegetable and animal based feedstocks. This subcontract report presents their findings.

  20. 24 CFR 200.33 - Labor standards

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    2010-04-01

    ... Commissioner certifying that the laborers and mechanics employed in construction of the project have been paid... construction contracts and subcontracts, shall include terms, conditions and standards for compliance with...

  1. 48 CFR 15.401 - Definitions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... subpart— Price means cost plus any fee or profit applicable to the contract type. Subcontract (except as used in 15.407-2) also includes a transfer of commercial items between divisions, subsidiaries, or...

  2. Habitat restoration plan : redesign of First Creek, phase 2 : title II design summary report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report and attached final design drawings are being completed in fulfillment of a subcontract agreement between Aquatic and Wetland Company (AWC) and Sellards...

  3. 48 CFR 1334.201-70 - Policy.

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    2010-10-01

    ... EVMS on other acquisitions if the project merits special attention due to sensitivity, mission... of the OCIO. (d) The use of firm-fixed-price type contracts, subcontracts and other agreements are...

  4. 40 CFR 35.6585 - Cost and price analysis.

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    2010-07-01

    ... profit, consideration will be given to the complexity of the work to be performed, the risk borne by the contractor, the contractor's investment, the amount of subcontracting, the quality of its record of past...

  5. 76 FR 51403 - Lyle E. Craker, PhD; Order Regarding Officially Noticed Evidence and Motion for Reconsideration

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    2011-08-18

    .... Russo's and Dr. Abrams's Phase 1 studies to proceed would not have presented an unacceptable risk of..., but subcontracting to Research Triangle Institute the responsibility of producing the cigarettes. 74...

  6. Defense Acquisitions: Knowledge of Software Suppliers Needed to Manage Risks

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    Neumann, John; Mullins, Brian; Cohen, Delores; Oakley, Shelby S; Miller, Christopher; Middleton, Gary; Ahearn, Marie

    2004-01-01

    The Department of Defense (DoD) is increasingly reliant on software and information systems for its weapon capabilities, and DoD prime contractors are subcontracting more of their software development...

  7. 78 FR 19586 - Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas

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    2013-04-02

    ... rule should permit ``subcontracting'' relationships to achieve this same end; the revision to include... of information in the rule was suspect, and created a risk of excess expenditures to the detriment of...

  8. 78 FR 54201 - Misuse of Internet Protocol (IP) Captioned Telephone Service; Telecommunications Relay Services...

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    2013-09-03

    ... offered service through two subcontracting companies. As such, call volume for this service was small..., acceptable level of risk, etc.) be established by the Managing Director in consultation with the Commission's...

  9. 76 FR 71926 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Applicability of Hexavalent Chromium Policy to...

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    2011-11-21

    ... policy addressing the serious human health and environmental risks related to the use of hexavalent... prescribed at 223.7306. * * * * * PART 244--SUBCONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 3. Revise section 244.403...

  10. Report of findings : wetland delineation investigation : Rocky Mountain Arsenal

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — ESCO Associates Inc. was subcontracted by Gannett Fleming, Inc., a contractor to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to conduct a survey of...

  11. 75 FR 23319 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2010-05-03

    ... as, business assessment, management training, counseling, technical assistance, marketing and..., improvement, or revitalization of any of the nation's modes of transportation. Funding Opportunity Number... contracts and subcontracts develop support mechanisms, including management and technical services, that...

  12. 75 FR 42181 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

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    2010-07-20

    ..., such as, business assessment, management training, counseling, technical assistance, marketing and... revitalization of any of the nation's modes of transportation. Funding Opportunity Number: USDOT-OST-OSDBU... subcontracts; develop support mechanisms, including management and technical services, that will enable small...

  13. 75 FR 34279 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2009-011, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009...

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    2010-06-16

    ... Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FARC) makes a written determination that it is not in the best..., the FARC has determined that this rule should apply to contracts or subcontracts at or below the...

  14. A New Front in the Sweatshop Wars?

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    Farrell, Elizabeth F.; Olsen, Florence

    2001-01-01

    Discusses how some prominent institutions prompt debate by subcontracting the labor-intensive work of putting documents online to vendors in developing countries. Libraries counter that contractors treat overseas employees well. (EV)

  15. Biofuels News, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2000)

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    Brown, H.

    2000-08-15

    This is the Newsletter for DOE Biofuels Program. Articles are presented on collection and use of corn stover for bioethanol production, the state workshop program on ethanol, and a subcontract to Genencor for improvement of cellulase enzyme production.

  16. Photocatalytic Oxidation and Reduction Chemistry and a New Process for Treatment of Pink Water and Related Contaminated Water

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    Blake, D

    1996-01-01

    ...), and by a group at the University of Idaho (UI) working under subcontract to NREL. The initial focus was on photocatalytic oxidation and reduction chemistry that could use sunlight as the photon source...

  17. 48 CFR 1652.000 - Applicable clauses.

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    2010-10-01

    ... and Copyright Infringement. 52.229-3Federal, State,and Local Taxes. 52.229-4Federal, State, and Local... Influence Certain Federal Transactions. 52.209-6Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting...

  18. 48 CFR 3.104-3 - Statutory and related prohibitions, restrictions, and requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ...,000,000; (ii) Served as the program manager, deputy program manager, or administrative contracting... subcontract, or a task order or delivery order in excess of $10,000,000 to that contractor; (B) Establish...

  19. Northern Power NW 1500 Direct-Drive Generator: April 12, 2001 - September 30, 2006

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    Bywaters, G.; Mattila, P.; Costin, D.; Stowell, J.; John, V.; Hoskins, S.; Lynch, J.; Cole, T.; Cate, A.; Badger, C.; Freeman, B.

    2007-10-01

    This report describes work conducted under a subcontract between NREL and Northern Power Systems to identify, design, and test a megawatt-scale wind turbine drivetrain with the lowest overall life-cycle cost.

  20. 78 FR 37670 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the...

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    2013-06-21

    ... amended, should apply to all prime contracts and subcontracts regardless of dollar value because the Act... reputation and the success of worldwide peacekeeping and reconstruction efforts. The respondent stated that...

  1. External Insider Threat: a Real Security Challenge in Enterprise Value Webs

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    Nunes Leal Franqueira, V.; van Cleeff, A.; van Eck, Pascal; Wieringa, Roelf J.

    2010-01-01

    Increasingly, organizations collaborate with other organizations in value webs with various arrangements, such as outsourcing, partnering, joint ventures, or subcontracting. As the Jericho Forum (an industry consortium of the Open Group) observed, in all these forms of collaboration, the boundaries

  2. Content Dynamics Over the Network Cloud

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    2015-11-04

    AFRL-AFOSR-CL-TR-2015-0003 Content dynamics over the network cloud Fernando Paganini UNIVERSIDAD ORT URUGUAY CUAREIM 1451 MONTEVIDEO, 11100 UY 11/04...approved for public release. FINAL PERFORMANCE REPORT: 7-15-2012 to 7-14-2015 AFOSR GRANT NUMBER: FA9550-12-1-0398 PI: Fernando Paganini Universidad ORT...349-362, Apr 2014. 7. M. Zubeldía, “From resource allocation to neighbor selection in peer-to-peer networks”, MS Thesis, Universidad ORT Uruguay

  3. Adaptive Problem Solving

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    2017-03-01

    NUMBER 61102F 6. AUTHOR(S) Michael Barley 5d.   PROJECT NUMBER 5e.  TASK NUMBER 5f.  WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS (ES...the planner to work effectively with that problem’s structure. In our proposal, our research plan for this project divided the work into four areas... ADDRESS (ES) AOARD UNIT 45002 APO AP 96338-5002 10. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S ACRONYM(S) AFRL/AFOSR IOA 11. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S REPORT NUMBER(S) AFRL-AFOSR-JP-TR

  4. Acquisition of a High Voltage/High resolution Transmission Electron Microscope.

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    1988-08-21

    Problems en- ous phases was eliminated and the pres- countered in this approach center around ence of grain boundary phases (such as (i) the...tre4 i t s~e iscnI i Rc’citch miudvr Grint ~ \\o \\1 OSR -10 411i71 \\VcII-crvst~illi/cd kaitlinite w\\is UsedI in all our experiments. M\\cliitr. the .\\t...Ceramics, Wilev 1188) 4 This work was ointly suncorled by AFOSR and DARPA undir Grint Nlo AFOSR ,7-0114 716 Appendix - XIV "Geometry and Formation of

  5. Search for and Study of Novel Superconductor with Higher Tc and Jc

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    2015-12-22

    AFRL-AFOSR-VA-TR-2016-0025 SEARCH FOR AND STUDY OF NOVEL SUPERCONDUCTOR WITH HIGHER TC AND JC Ching-Wu Chu UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM Final Report...SUBTITLE Search for and Study of Novel Superconductor with Higher Tc and Jc 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER FA9550-09-1-0656 5c. PROGRAM...NOTES 14. ABSTRACT The AFOSR support has enabled us to discover new superconductors with higher Tc, for science and potential new applications, or with

  6. Virilité, métier et rapport aux risques professionnels : le cas de la sous-traitance

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    Bouffartigue, Paul; Bouteiller, Jacques; Pendariès, Jean-René

    2010-01-01

    International audience; Industrial subcontracting is associated with a deterioration in occupational health and safety. A survey among subcontracting male workers in heavy industry shows that they are highly exposed to work instability and difficulty, with frequent impacts on their health. Risk awareness does exist, but many mechanisms attenuate it, including persistence of defensive strategies, based on virility and the profession. But work is not just a "health impact factor", it is also a ...

  7. Air Force Officials did not Consistently Comply with Requirements for Assessing Contractor Performance

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    2016-01-29

    Management or business relations, and • Small business subcontracting . In addition, CPARS guidance27 states that assessors will assess compliance with all... disadvantaged business (SDB), women-owned small business (WOSB), HUBZone small business, veteran-owned small business (VOSB) and service disabled...above and beyond the required elements of the subcontracting plan and other small business requirements of the contract/ order. Completed and

  8. USASOC Injury Prevention/Performance Optimization Musculoskeletal Screening Initiative

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    2016-10-29

    PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER er, 3860 South Water St Pittsburgh PA 15203 USASOC 1105 El Salvador St Building E-3323 Fort Bragg NC 28310 9...to Mr. Lance Nowell notifying him of University of Kentucky’s decision to end the subcontract with UPitt. The Univ of Pitt requested approval to...to the Univ of Kentucky ending their subcontract. v) July 19, 2016 Mr. Lance Nowell requested a revised statement of work due to the UK change. vi

  9. Performance of the Defense Acquisition System, 2015 Annual report

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    2015-09-16

    the project’s attribute of risk and is labeled R. These two vectors were constructed to be completely independent of each other (i.e., orthogonal...being strengthened. New data confirm that first-tier subcontract margins are generally higher than those on our prime contracts. This factual...observation needs further analysis from a policy perspective. Subcontract margins should be reasonable and also tied to performance. The data suggest that

  10. A Terceirização no Brasil: velho e novo fenômeno

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    Graça Druck; Tânia Franco

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to analyze current service outsourcing in Brazil. The process of flexibilization and increasing precariousness of labour in Brazil is discussed, focusing on service outsourcing/subcontracting, as one of the major policies for labour management and organization in the productive restructuring scenario. It presents a summary of the service outsourcing/subcontracting process during recent years in Brazil, bearing in mind its old and new modalities. It furthermore anal...

  11. Advanced gas turbine systems research. Quarterly report, January--March, 1994

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    1994-04-01

    The Department of Energy is sponsoring a series of studies related to advanced gas turbine systems. Ten universities participated in the first round studies, and an additional 13 studies have been funded this year. The five areas being covered are heat transfer, aerodynamics, materials, combustion, and dynamics. Summaries are given for the 6-month progress on the 1993 subcontract studies and on the planned research for the new subcontract studies.

  12. An Algebraic Approach to Analysis and Control of Time-Scales.

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    1983-10-01

    prevented. CAD A#~ 43 EIINO O 5I IIOUNCLASSIFIED SR C AFOSR-TR. 3-- 0954 October, 1983 LIDS-P- 1235 An Algebraic Aproach to Analysis and Control of Tine...E) is non- singular in the neighborhood of 0 in writing (3.2); in the more general case, some of the diagonal terms would be 0). Actual computation

  13. Algorithms that Defy the Gravity of Learning Curve

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    2017-04-28

    DISTRIBUTION A: Distribution approved for public release. AF Office Of Scientific Research (AFOSR)/ IOA Arlington, Virginia 22203 Air Force Research...streams. Note that the change in sample size does not alter the geometrical data characteristics discussed here. 3.1 Experimental Methodology

  14. Training Development Study Directive: Cost and Training Effectiveness Analysis (CTEA) of the AH-1 Flight and Weapons Simulator (AH1FS)

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    1977-09-23

    research issues. American Psychologist, 1954, 9, 95-107. J. Gagne, R. M., Foster, Harriet , and Crowley, Miriam E. The measure- ment of Transfer of... Jacobs , R. S. and Roscoe, S. N. Simulator Cockpit MOtion and the Transfer of Initial Flight Training. Technical REport ARL-75-18/AFOSR-75-8

  15. Cognitive and Neural Bases of Skilled Performance

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    1989-05-12

    AFOSR grant. Another important component of the URI was the extensive theoretical work on the dimensional structure of knowledge conducted by Profesor ...in 20 fT steps, and distance intervals between tics duration. along axes are 5 mm. latencies of rg responses in our study were consistently longer

  16. Charting the Visual Space of Insect Eyes - Delineating the Guidance, Navigation and Control of Insect Flight by Their Optical Sensor

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    2014-06-01

    AFOSR. The claimed pollination hypothesis could not be confirmed, and rather it appeared that the theory was unfounded, i.e. built on artificial grounds...Ranunculus ficaria. (e-h) Matricaria chamomilla. (i-l) Bellis perennis. (m-p) Hibiscus trionum. Scale bars: (a,e,i,m) 1 cm, (b,f,j,n) 20 µm. The red

  17. Model-Driven Study of Visual Memory

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    2004-12-01

    Kantner, 2005). In addition, following up the AFOSR Program Re- view, the PI launched a small scale effort to explore the online visuospatial memory...446. Brunswik, E., & Reiter, L. (1937). Eindruckscharaktere schematisierter gesichter. Zeitschrift ftir Psychologie , 142, 67-134. Bullock, D

  18. Scattering Tools for Nanostructure Phonon Engineering

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    2013-09-25

    approved for public release. AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY AF OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (AFOSR)/RSA ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22203 AIR FORCE MATERIEL...Stroscio, Phys. Rev. B 51, 9930 (1995). 31 J.A. Rogers, M.G. Lagally, and R.G. Nuzzo, Nature 477, 45 (2011). 32 E. Iwase, P.-C. Hui, D. Woolf , A.W

  19. Damage Precursor Investigation of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials Under Fatigue Loads

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    2013-09-01

    Damage Prognosis for Materials and Structures in Complex Systems, AFOSR Discovery Challenge Thrust (DCT) Workshop on Prognosis of Aircraft and Space...Socrate, S. Micromechanics of Uniaxial Tensile Deformation and Failure in High Impact Polystyrene ( HIPS ). Polymer 2009, 50.14, 3386–3395. Talreja

  20. Self Occlusion and Disocclusion in Causal Video Object Segmentation

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    2015-12-18

    California, Los Angeles, USA 2King Abdullah University of Science & Technology ( KAUST ), Saudi Arabia yyc8912@g.ucla.edu, ganesh.sundaramoorthi@kaust.edu.sa...ARO W911NF- 15-1-0564/66731-CS, AFOSR FA9550-15-1-0229, and KAUST OCRF-2014-CRG3-62140401. 2Code: https://github.com/ycyang12/SODVS 4415 References

  1. Interactions between Brief Flashed Lines at Threshold.

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    1987-12-11

    ORAIAIN 6 OFC ’PO 4 4M FMNTRIGOGNZTO lol in AFI, C 203 2- 44 . NAME OF PFN IG PORAIION lbOFFICE SYMBOL 7il PRO4MEN MINTRUNT INCNIATON NM ,.. .oAFOSR...Cass, P. C. (1986) Facilitatory interactionE between flashed lines. Perceptinn. jj,443-460. omith, P.A. and Cass, P C. (1967) Aliasing in the

  2. Equipment for Nonlinear Photonics Research - Light Control and Image Transmission in Specially-Designed Photonic

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    2014-03-14

    instability in stripe solitons by one- dimensional lattices, linear and nonlinear control of optical beams in optical periodic structures. In particular...during propagation even under nonlinearity. We generate experimentally and observe directly these large- angle bending beams in colloidal suspensions of...Physical Review Letters. 3. Elimination of transverse instability in stripe solitons by one-dimensional lattices In collaboration with AFOSR

  3. Anisotropic Interactions between Cold Rydberg Atoms

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    2015-09-28

    AFRL-AFOSR-CL-TR-2015-0002 Anisotropic interactions between cold Rydberg atoms Luis Marcassa INSTITUTO DE FISICA DE SAO CARLOS Final Report 09/28...problem with the report +551633739806 Organization / Institution name Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos Grant/Contract Title The full title of the

  4. Synthesis of Chromophores for Nonlinear Optics Applications

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    2010-03-12

    Investigacion de Quimica Aplicada Blvd. Enrique reyna, No. 140 Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico 25253 AFOSR FA9550-09-1-0017 12 March 2010...PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION EN QUIMICA APLICADA BLVD ENRIQUE REYNA NO 140 SALTILLO 25253 MEXICO...APPLICATIONS Eduardo Arias, Ivana Moggio and Ronald F. Ziolo Centro de Investigacion de Quimica Aplicada Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico 25253

  5. Surface Plasmon Resonances in 1D and 2D Arrays of Metal Nanoparticles for the Control of Enhanced Spectroscopies

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    2011-01-24

    SPECTROSCOPIES FA9550-09-1-0579 Noguez, Cecilia Roman-Velazquez, Carlos E. Angulo, Ali M. Instituto de Fisica Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico...Ciudad Universitaria , Del. Coyoacan, C.P. 04510, Mexico D.F. AFOSR/JA (703) 696-9705 875 NORTH RANDOLPH STREET SUITE 325, ROOM 3112 ARLINGTON, VA

  6. Joint Services Electronics Program of the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory of Stanford University.

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    1980-04-01

    March 1980). - 91 - G.L. No. Report Contract 3111 A.E. Siegman, "A Prony Algorithm for AFOSR 80-0145 Fitting Exponential Factors or Extract- ing Matrix...Piezoelectric PVF2 Polymer 7/31/: Films and Devices N0001-79-C-0222 Auld Elastic Domain Wall Waves 1/312/ in Ferroelectric Ceramics and Single Crystals

  7. Spatial Hearing, Attention and Informational Masking in Speech Identification

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    2012-09-12

    34 Acta Acustica united with Stickney, G.S., Assman, P.F., Chang, J. and Zhang, F.-G. (2007) “Effects of cochlear implant processing and...an extended equalization- cancellation model to speech intelligibility w A W Acustica , 91, 502 – 512. 23 AFOSR FA9950-08-0424 Kidd, Gerald

  8. Instrumentation for Scientific Computing in Neural Networks, Information Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Applied Mathematics.

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    1987-10-01

    include Security Classification) Instrumentation for scientific computing in neural networks, information science, artificial intelligence, and...instrumentation grant to purchase equipment for support of research in neural networks, information science, artificail intellignece , and applied mathematics...in Neural Networks, Information Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Applied Mathematics Contract AFOSR 86-0282 Principal Investigator: Stephen

  9. SOARD Research Portfolio

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    2013-03-05

    Research with Brazil The Problem: Ionospheric bubbles are rarefied plasma regions. Ionospheric irregularities inside the bubbles have scale size...stations installed 2010 MAGNETIC EQUATOR Data Collection Stations - Brazil Project: “ Ionospheric Irregularities Predictions and Plumes...Briefing Contents • Space Science Portfolio – Solar, Ionosphere , Magnetosphere (Kent Miller (AFOSR), RV) • Molecular Physics – Isotope Decay

  10. Strategies to Sustain and Enhance Performance in Stressful Environments

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    1993-12-14

    striatal tyrosine hydroxylase for its cofactor. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 1975; 72:2955-2958. Mauron J. Tyrosine and hypertension. Biblthca. Nutr. Dieta ...Boiling AFB, DC: (AFOSR-TR-90-0403) 1990: p22. Page 10 17. Mauron J. Tyrosine and hypertension. Biblthca. Nutr. Dieta 1986; 38:209-218. 18. McNair PM

  11. Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Material Processing

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    2006-07-01

    2002): Managing applica- ley , Program Manager for Metallic Materials Program at tion complexity in the SAMRAI object-oriented frame- AFOSR for his...1998). C. MI. Bishop, Neural Comput. 4. 494 (1992). "K. C. Thompson and M. A. Collins, J. Chem. Soc.. Faraday Trans. 93, 84T. B. Blank and S. D. Brown

  12. Numerical Solution of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations in High Dimension

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    2012-11-23

    high dimension FA9550-10-1-0029 Maurizio Falcone Dipartimento di Matematica SAPIENZA-Universita di Roma P. Aldo Moro, 2 00185 ROMA AH930...solution of Hamilton-Jacobi equations in high dimension AFOSR contract n. FA9550-10-1-0029 Maurizio Falcone Dipartimento di Matematica SAPIENZA

  13. Test and Evaluation (T&E)

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    2013-03-04

    24/7/365 -65 F to 165 F Manual Control Room Ops Rotating Shifts Largest Power Consumer Last Major Upgrade 1990’s Push from AFOSR Push from...412 TW Edwards AFB Bistatic Radar Cross-Section Benefield Anechoic Chamber test PI Tony Quach AFRL/RY TCTTA Ed Utt 96 TW Eglin AFB High Power

  14. Breakthrough Air Force Capabilities Spawned By Basic Research

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    2007-04-01

    Flight Pressure Suit and Anti-Gravity Valve. AFOSR-supported research in the 1960s on cardiovascular blood dynamics under G force stress led to the...also used synthetic organic techniques to prepare novel substrates for the firefly luciferin and substrates for a bioluminescent jellyfish .55

  15. Bio-Inspired Sampling and Reconstruction Framework for Scientific Visualization

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    2015-09-17

    AFRL-AFOSR-VA-TR-2015-0287 Bio -Inspired Sampling and Reconstruction Framework for Scientific Visualization Alireza Entezari UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA...TITLE AND SUBTITLE A Bio -inspired Sampling and Reconstruction Framework for Scientific Visualization 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER FA9550

  16. Effects of Corrugated Temperature Sheets on Optical Propagation along Quasi-Horizontal Paths in the Stably Stratified Atmosphere

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    Final Report 12/11/2015 DISTRIBUTION A: Distribution approved for public release. AF Office Of Scientific Research (AFOSR)/ RTB1 Arlington, Virginia 22203...propagation in turbulence. 2d ed., SPIE Press, Belling- ham , Washington, USA, 367 pp. Schmidt, J. D., 2010: Numerical simulation of optical wave

  17. Coding Instead of Splitting - Algebraic Combinations in Time and Space

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    Final Report 06/09/2016 DISTRIBUTION A: Distribution approved for public release. AF Office Of Scientific Research (AFOSR)/ RTA2 Arlington, Virginia ...asymmetric Hamming premetric function and can balance between false pos- itive and false negative error types. We apply this framework for both single

  18. Mid-IR Microresonator-Based Optical Frequency Combs

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    DISTRIBUTION A: Distribution approved for public release. AF Office Of Scientific Research (AFOSR)/ RTB1 Arlington, Virginia 22203 Air Force Research Laboratory...Kärtner, M. A. Belkin, A. Belyanin, X. Li, D. Ham , H. Schneider, P. Grant, C. Y. Song, S. Haffouz, Z. R. Wasilewski, H.C. Liu, and F. Capasso, “Mode

  19. Annual Progress Report and Report of Significant Accomplishments.

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    Allan Schell Dr. J. Neff RADC/EE AFOSR/NE Hanscom AFB, MA 01731 Boiling AFB, DC 20332 Dr. Howard Schlossberg Dr. H.M. DeAngelis Air Force Office of...Winkler, Code 381 New London, CT 06320 China Lake, CA 93555 -91- Dr. Donald E. Kirk (62) Department of the NavyProfessor and Chairman, Electrical Naval Sea

  20. Annual Progress Report and Report of Significant Accomplishments. Joint Services Electronics Program of the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory.

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    AFB, DC 20332 Dr. Howard Schlossberg Dr. H.M. DeAngelis Air Force Office of Scientific RADC/ESR Research Hanscom AF8, MA 01731 AFOSR/NP Bolling AFB...134- Co.........ice Naval............ente Dr. Donald E. Kirk (62) Department of the Navy Professor and Chairman, Electrical Naval Sea Systems

  1. Magnet Coil Test Facility for Researching Magnetic Activity of Pico/Nano/Micro Satellites (PNMSats)

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    2017-05-16

    communication capability of PNMSats and translate to increasing the technology readiness level (TRL) of these subsystems, thereby broadening the scope of...their deep gratitude to Dr. Moses and her team at AFOSR for making this a reality at Tuskegee University. The support has been paramount in

  2. Novel Techniques for Quantification of Correlation Between Primary Liquid Jet Breakup and Downstream Spray Characteristics

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    2016-10-05

    unlimited. 5 1. Introduction Several liquid -fuelled combustion systems, such as liquid propellant rocket engines and gas turbines... liquid sheet[1], [2], [3]. Considering the challenges in studying spray combustion due to interacting complex physical and chemical processes...AFRL-AFOSR-JP-TR-2016-0084 Novel techniques for quantification of correlation between primary liquid jet breakup and downstream spray characteristics

  3. A Result on Order Statistics

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    Wang, Jianqi; Love, David J.; Zoltowski, Michael D.

    2007-01-01

    This work was supported in part by the Department of Defense (administered by the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research) under Grant No. AFOSR F49620-03-1-0149, the SBC Foundation, and the National Science Foundation under Grant CCF-0513916.

  4. Real-time imaging using a 2.8 THz quantum cascade laser and uncooled infrared microbolometer camera

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    Behnken, Barry N.; Karunasiri, Gamani; Chamberlin, Danielle R.; Peter R. Robrish; Faist, Jerome

    2008-01-01

    Optics Letters, Volume 33, No. 5, pp. 440-442 (March 1, 2008) Real-time imaging in the terahertz (THz) spectral range was achieved using a milliwatt-scale, 2.8 THz quantum cascade laser and an uncooled, 160 120 pixel microbolometer camera modified with Picarin optics... This work is supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

  5. Cyberspace, the 7th Joint Function for 21st Century Warfare

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    REPORT DATE (DD-MM-YYYY) 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c . PROGRAM...Enter all grant numbers as they appear in the report. e.g. AFOSR-82-1234. 5c . PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER. Enter all program element numbers as

  6. Prerequisites to Deriving Formal Specifications from Natural Language Requirements.

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    AFOSR-80-0190 9. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME AND ADDRESS 10. PROGRAM ELEMENT. PROJEC7, TASK AREA A WORK UNIT NUMBERS Department of Computer...Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, MY, 1976. Wason , P. C. and P. N. Johnson-Laird. Psychology of Reasoning: Structure and Content, Cambridge

  7. Dynamics and Interactions in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids, Surfaces and Interfaces

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    2016-01-13

    the grant or contract. Michael D Fayer Program Manager The AFOSR Program Manager currently assigned to the award Michael Berman Reporting Period Start...Dynamics inside a Functionalized Metal-Organic Framework Probed by Ultrafast 2D IR Spectroscopy," Jun Nishida, Honghan Fei, Amr Tamimi, Sonja Pullen

  8. Spesialisasi Kegiatan Produksi dan Kemitraan Subkontrak pada Klaster Batik Kota Pekalongan

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Pekalongan City is known as the batik city. Thus it has the city branding as "Pekalongan World's City of Batik." This branding is a result of people’s daily activity related to batik. Pekalongan has 860 batik industries in 2013 and have the specialization in the production activities and subcontracting partnerships. Most of the batik industries do not do the production process entirely by themselves, but by joining to the other industries with a particular specialization. This study aims to determine the specialization of production activities and subcontracting partnership in Pekalongan batik cluster. The results of this study show that there is a majority of ‘batik cap’ industries that is equal to 82% of the total industries in Pekalongan. The specializations consist of making the batik, convection, and making of the canting. These specializations are geographically grouped into a center due to the endowment factors such as labors, land, and infrastructures. Specialization of production activities also leads to partnership subcontracting in the batik cluster, which is known by a factor of specialty subcontracting. The subcontracting partnership gives negative and positive impacts, such as the reliance between the subcontractor and the principal, efficiency of production factors, and cost efficiency.

  9. Safety Climate and Occupational Stress According to Occupational Accidents Experience and Employment Type in Shipbuilding Industry of Korea.

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    Kim, Kyung Woo; Park, Sung Jin; Lim, Hae Sun; Cho, Hm Hak

    2017-09-01

    Safety climate and occupational stress are related with occupational accident. The present study tried to identify the differences in safety climate and occupational stress according to occupational accidents experience and employment type (e.g., direct workers and subcontract workers). In this study, we conducted a survey using safety climate scale and Korean Occupational Stress Scale and classified the participants into four groups: direct workers working for accident-free departments, direct workers working for accident departments, subcontract workers working for accident-free departments, and subcontract workers working for accident departments for 2 years within the same workplace in the shipbuilding industry. The direct workers and subcontract workers showed diverse results in subscales of safety climate and occupational stress. This result is supported by existing studies; however, further study is necessary for more supporting evidence and elaborative methodological approach. The necessity of management for safety climate and psychosocial factor such as occupational stress for both direct workers and subcontract workers as a whole is suggested by this study.

  10. LOHN PRODUCTION – AN ECONOMIC OR SOCIAL MEASURE?

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    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available The rapid Romanian disintegration of the planned economy and the economic crises after 1989 imposed the large amounts of activity in the production units; the easiest way of maintain these of units – with no effects – was the subcontracting for the re-exportation system. This system is very important for foreign (commerce: over 75% of Romanian export to the European Union is in subcontracting for re-exportation system. This huge percent is possible because the subcontracting for re-exportation system allows a better management of the production capacities in order to maintain jobs or to create new ones, and in this way the competition producers a more important roll in what cancers the demands of consumers and it attracts foreign investors, also.

  11. A Terceirização no Brasil: velho e novo fenômeno

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to analyze current service outsourcing in Brazil. The process of flexibilization and increasing precariousness of labour in Brazil is discussed, focusing on service outsourcing/subcontracting, as one of the major policies for labour management and organization in the productive restructuring scenario. It presents a summary of the service outsourcing/subcontracting process during recent years in Brazil, bearing in mind its old and new modalities. It furthermore analyses the latest empiric results regarding service outsourcing/subcontracting in industries with high risks for the environment and for workers´ health, in the Metropolitan Region of Salvador/Bahia/Brazil. Moreover, it indicates the major forms of resistance and anti-establishment movements that were developed against the increasing precariousness of labour and against service outsourcing.

  12. NREL photovoltaic program FY 1997 annual report

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    McConnell, R.D.; Hansen, A.; Smoller, S.

    1998-06-01

    This report summarizes the in-house and subcontracted research and development (R and D) activities under the NREL PV Program from October 1, 1996, through September 30, 1997 (FY 1997). The NREL PV Program is part of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) National Photovoltaics Program, as described in the DOE National Photovoltaics Program Plan for 1996--2000. The FY 1997 budget authority for carrying out the NREL PV Program was $39.3 million in operating funds and $0.4 million in capital equipment funds. Subcontract activities represent a major part of the NREL PV Program, with $21.8 million (55% of PV funds) going to some 84 subcontractors. Cost sharing by industry added almost $8.8 million to the subcontract R and D activities with industry.

  13. Scale-Up of World Record 16.5% CdTe Cell Design for a 50 MWp Production Facility: September 27, 2007 - March 26, 2009

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    Seymour, F. H.

    2011-05-01

    This final report covers progress made on subcontract NAT-7-77015-07 by PrimeStar Solar Inc. for the 18 month period from September 27, 2007 through March 26, 2009. The project objectives were to accelerate the commercialization of the world record 16.5% efficiency cadmium telluride photovoltaic technology. This was done by developing high performance 6"x6" prototype mini-modules and by designing and commissioning a pilot line for manufacturing of commercial sized 60cmx120cm modules. This subcontract aligns with the SAI program by accelerating the development of high efficiency low cost CdTe solar PV module manufacturing. This will contribute to the goal of PV grid parity by 2015. Progress with the deliverables and milestones in this subcontract constitutes progress towards the KPP and milestone objectives for the SAI program.

  14. Commercialization of CIS-Based Thin-Film PV: Final Technical Report, August 1998--November 2001

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    Tarrant, D. E.; Gay, R. R.

    2002-09-01

    This report describes the primary objectives of this subcontract, which are to scale up substrate size and to scale up production capacity of the baseline Siemens Solar Industries (SSI) CIS-based module process while introducing CIS-based products. The primary goals are to scale the substrate size from about 900 cm2 (1 ft2) to approximately 4000 cm2 by the middle of Phase II, and to achieve pilot production rates of 500 kW per year by the end of Phase III. Deliverables for the subcontract include CIS-based products and representative modules delivered to the NREL Module Testing Team for outdoor testing and evaluation.

  15. High performance cloud auditing and applications

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    2014-01-01

    This book mainly focuses on cloud security and high performance computing for cloud auditing. The book discusses emerging challenges and techniques developed for high performance semantic cloud auditing, and presents the state of the art in cloud auditing, computing and security techniques with focus on technical aspects and feasibility of auditing issues in federated cloud computing environments.   In summer 2011, the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) CyberBAT Cloud Security and Auditing Team initiated the exploration of the cloud security challenges and future cloud auditing research directions that are covered in this book. This work was supported by the United States government funds from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Health (NIH). All chapters were partially suppor...

  16. NSSEFF Designing New Higher Temperature Superconductors

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    Research Laboratory AF Office Of Scientific Research (AFOSR)/RTA1 4/13/2017https://livelink.ebs.afrl.af.mil/livelink/llisapi.dll a. REPORT Unclassified...REPORT NUMBER 9. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) AF Office of Scientific Research 875 N. Randolph St. Room 3112 Arlington, VA...STATEMENT DISTRIBUTION A: Distribution approved for public release. 13. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES 14. ABSTRACT We propose here a new methodology where

  17. Integrated Research/Education University Aircraft Design Program Development

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    Office Of Scientific Research (AFOSR)/RTA1 4/6/2017https://livelink.ebs.afrl.af.mil/livelink/llisapi.dll a. REPORT Unclassified b. ABSTRACT...REPORT NUMBER 9. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) AF Office of Scientific Research 875 N. Randolph St. Room 3112 Arlington, VA...transition between low and high dynamic pressure controlled variables. Various control methodologies can be used to achieve this; WL-TR-96-3099 considers

  18. Reactive Collisions and Final State Analysis in Hypersonic Flight Regime

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    Report 09/13/2016 DISTRIBUTION A: Distribution approved for public release. AF Office Of Scientific Research (AFOSR)/ IOE Arlington, Virginia 22203 Air...Force Research Laboratory Air Force Materiel Command a. REPORT Unclassified b. ABSTRACT Unclassified c. THIS PAGE Unclassified REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE...representation of the asymptotic behaviour of the kernel interpolation, the energy at large atom- diatom distance V (R → ∞, r, θ) was subtracted from

  19. Nonadiabatic Eigenfunctions Can Have Amplitude, Signed Conical Nodes, or Signed Higher Order Nodes at a Conical Intersection with Circular Symmetry (Open Access Publisher’s Version)

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    2017-09-26

    For diatomics , the division used to define the electronic factor is made possible by the absence of nodes in the vibrational factor .27 This occurs...the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CHE-1405050 and by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under AFOSR Award No. FA9550-14-1-0258...Czub, J.; Wolniewicz, L. On the Non-Adiabatic Potentials in Diatomic -Molecules. Mol. Phys. 1978, 36, 1301−1308. (28) Peters, W. K.; Tiwari, V

  20. Additive Layer Manufacturing of Biologically Inspired Short Fibre Reinforced Composites

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    Biologically Inspired Short Fibre Reinforced Composites Prepared by Dr R.S. Trask R.S.Trask@Bristol.ac.uk 30/03/2014 32 the   first   concrete ...AFRL-AFOSR-UK-TR-2014-0024 Additive Layer Manufacturing of Biologically Inspired Short Fibre Reinforced Composites Dr...1 January 2013 – 31 March 2014 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Additive Layer Manufacturing of Biologically Inspired Short Fibre Reinforced Composites 5a

  1. Diamond Quantum Nanoemitters: Cross Discipline Research on Hyperbolic Optical Systems for Control of Quantum Nanoemitters

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    2017-05-05

    mechanical resonators using a single quantum emitter in diamond. The work was a collaboration with the Department of Physics at University of California...AFRL-AFOSR-CL-TR-2017-0006 Diamond Quantum Nanoemitters 150113 Jeronimo Maze PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE Final Report 05/05/2017...COVERED (From - To) 01 Mar 2015 to 31 Aug 2016 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Cross Discipline Research on Hyperbolic Optical Systems for Control of Quantum

  2. Metamaterial 3D Gain Nanostructures Fabricated Using Direct Laser Writing

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    AFRL-AFOSR-UK-TR-2015-0033 Metamaterial 3D Gain Nanostructures Fabricated Using Direct Laser Writing Maria Farsari...abricated Direct Laser Writing 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER FA8655-13-1-3048 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 61102F 6. AUTHOR(S) Maria Farsari 5d...Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8/98) Prescribed by ANSI Std. Z39-18   1 Metamaterial 3D Gain Nanostructures Fabricated Using Direct Laser Writing EOARD

  3. Designing Feature and Data Parallel Stochastic Coordinate Descent Method forMatrix and Tensor Factorization

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    2016-05-11

    AFRL-AFOSR-JP-TR-2016-0046 Designing Feature and Data Parallel Stochastic Coordinate Descent Method for Matrix and Tensor Factorization U Kang Korea...Designing Feature and Data Parallel Stochastic Coordinate Descent Method for Matrix and Tensor Factorization 5a.  CONTRACT NUMBER 5b.  GRANT NUMBER FA2386...AOARD Grant FA2386-14-1-4036 “Designing Feature and Data Parallel Stochastic Coordinate Descent Method for Matrix and Tensor Factorization” 29

  4. Dynamic Response of Concrete and Concrete Structures

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    low - . AFOSR-T... 84-0.165 DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF CONCRETE AND CONCRETE STRUCTURES FIRST ANNUAL TECHNICAL REPORT LAWRENCE E. 14ALVERN C. ALLEN ROSS...and Subtitle) S. TYPE OF REPORT I PERIOD COVERED DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF CONCRETE 1 DEC 1982 - 30 NOV 1983 AND CONCRETE STRUCTURES I_____198__-__0_NOV_198...Bar Dynamic Loads Fracture Materials Testing Dynamic Properties Impact Rate Effects Dynamic Testing Hopkinson Bar Reinforced Concrete Structures 20

  5. Multiscale Modeling of Graphite/CNT/Epoxy Hybrid Composites

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    proposal, was Efficiently and accurately predict the influence of epoxy resin type on the performance of graphite /carbon nanotube/epoxy hybrid...AFRL-AFOSR-VA-TR-2016-0154 Multiscale Modeling of Graphite /CNT/Epoxy Hybrid Composites Gregory Odegard MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Final Report...SUBTITLE Multiscale Modeling of Graphite /CNT/Epoxy Hybrid Composites 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER FA9550-13-1-0030 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER

  6. Electrokinetic enrichment and detection of neuropeptide for performance monitoring

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    AFRL-AFOSR-JP-TR-2016-0074 Electrokinetic enrichment and detection of neuropeptide for performance monitor Nathan Swami VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE...2. REPORT TYPE Final 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) 03 Jun 2014 to 02 Dec 2015 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Electrokinetic enrichment and detection of...optical detection, with minimal user intervention. In this project, we developed nano-slit devices and optimized the electrokinetic preconcentration

  7. Optimization and Discrete Mathematics

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    Manager AFOSR/RSL Air Force Research Laboratory Optimization and Discrete Mathematics 6 Mar 2012 Report Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB No...00-2012 to 00-00-2012 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Optimization and Discrete Mathematics 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT...distribution is unlimited.. Optimization and Discrete Mathematics PM: Don Hearn BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PORTFOLIO: Development of

  8. Developing Molecular Genetic Tools to Facilitate Economic Production in Green Algae

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    2012-09-10

    species they are not readily available for algae that are being identified as potential biofuel production strains. Our work was focused on developing...the genetic tools required to enable green algae to become efficient biofuel production strains. Being able to efficiently apply genetic...genomes require distinct sets of transforma Algae , Biofuels , Algal Genetic Tools, Marine Algae U U U UU 5 Stephen P. Mayfield 858-822-7743 Reset AFOSR

  9. Optoelectronic Device Integration in Silicon (OpSIS)

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    AFRL-AFOSR-VA-TR-2016-0066 OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE INTEGRATION IN SILICON Xiaodong Xu UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Final Report 10/26/2015 DISTRIBUTION A... Optoelectronic Device Integration in Silicon 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER FA9550-10-1-0439 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Dr...Delaware in the development of fundamental design tools and methodologies for optoelectronic devices in silicon photonics. We proposed to develop

  10. Research Topics on Cluttered Environments Interrogation and Propagation

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    2014-11-04

    theory can explain a significant component of seismic attenuation . An important question to answer is then how the O’Doherty-Anstey theory...long range propagation, turbulence, precursor, apparent attenuation U U U UU Knut Solna 949-391-8388 FINAL REPORT: AFOSR PROJECT: RESEARCH TOPICS...medium, can be inferred from (incoherent) reflections. The issue of intrinsic versus apparent attenuation is a long standing question regarding waves in

  11. Smart Functional Nanoenergetic Materials

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    2012-08-01

    externa contro and actuation. Obt i f d t l d t di f th a n un amen a un ers an ng o e relationship between the integrated multi- length scale...workers)   (Gross and co‐workers)These are inverted (or  inverse ) diffusion  flames AFOSR/MURI August 9, 2012 Massa, T.L. Jackson, J. Buckmaster, F

  12. Photonic Band Gap Devices for Commercial Applications

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    2006-10-12

    involved in projects for PBG devices, biosensors , military imaging systems, and commercial holography. At the University of Delaware, Dr. Prather’s...AFOSR Contract # FA9550-04-C-0062 FINAL REPORT Photonic Bandgap Devices for Commercial Applications Optical Signal Bea 2 S litte \\ 111 111 With Power... biosensors 6.1 Company EM Photonics, Inc. is a small, high technology company that specializes in applications of micro and nano photonics technologies

  13. Multiscale Mathematics for Nano-Particle-Endowed Active Membranes and Films

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    2016-08-03

    AFRL-AFOSR-VA-TR-2016-0284 Multiscale Mathematics for Nano - Particle -Endowed Active Membranes and Films Qi Wang SOUTH CAROLINA RESEARCH FOUNDATION...01-05-2012 to 30-04-2016 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Multiscale Mathematics for Nano - Particle -Endowed Active Membranes and Films 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b...Carolina Grant/Contract Title The full title of the funded effort. Multiscale Mathematics for Nano - Particle -Endowed Active Membranes and Films Grant

  14. Verified OS Interface Code Synthesis

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    2016-12-01

    AFRL-AFOSR-JP-TR-2017-0015 Verified OS Interface Code Synthesis Gerwin Klein NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED Final Report 02/14/2017 DISTRIBUTION A...ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED L 5 13 GARDEN ST EVELEIGH, 2015 AU 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER 9...public release: distribution unlimited. 1 Introduction The central question of this project was how to ensure the correctness of Operating System (OS

  15. Dendronized Metal Nanoparticles-Self-Organizing Building Blocks for the Design of New Functional Materials

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    2016-04-01

    AFRL-AFOSR-UK-TR-2016-0010 Dendronized metal nanoparticles - self-organizing building blocks for the design of new functional materials Bertrand...2015 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Dendronized metal nanoparticles - self-organizing building blocks for the design of new functional materials 5a. CONTRACT...restrictions or special markings are indicated, follow agency authorization procedures, e.g. RD/FRD, PROPIN, ITAR, etc. Include copyright

  16. Achieving Fairness in Data Fusion Performance Evaluation Development

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    2006-04-30

    data link MADL, SATCOM intelligence broadcast links, voice and data communications, messaging, GPS, integrated navigation, IRS, TACAN and other landing...avionics status and environment data > Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (IPB): threat laydown, weather, EW data base, etc. Key sensor...support is gratefully acknowledged herein, especially the programmatic support of Dr. Neal Glassman of AFOSR, and the technical guidance of Mr. Pete Burke

  17. Fatigue Behavior of Long and Short Cracks in Wrought and Powder Aluminum Alloys.

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    1984-05-01

    MINERA .. R 0 RITCHIE MAY 84UNCLASSIFIED UCB/RP/84/AI021 AFOSR-TR-84-0509 F/G 11/6 NL IhIIEEIIIIIIEE EIIEEEIIEEIIEE IEEEIhIIEEEEEE EIIEEEEEEEEEEE I...saltwater exhibit a maximum AND POWDER ALUMINUM.. IU) CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND MINERA .. R 0 RITCHIE MAY 84!7 ED UCB/RP/84

  18. Effect of Hydrophobic Molecules on Mitochondria and Mitochondrial Proteins.

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    1991-04-01

    published in part in Biochemical Pharmacology 4.D, 1077-1081 (1990) indicated the site of interaction and inhibition of the drug dibucaine (and...propranolol in cytochrome oxidase (data provided in the enclosed Biochemical Pharmacology reprint based on data obtained under AFOSR 84-0264...still reduce cytochrome a either in these experiments or those published in Biochemical Pharmacology (48). Thus we find it unlikely that the inhibition

  19. Thermospheric Data Assimilation

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    AFRL-AFOSR-VA-TR-2016-0193 Thermospheric Data Assimilation Tomoko Matsuo REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO THE Final Report 05/05/2016...Thermospheric Data Assimilation 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER FA9550-13-1-0058 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Dr. Tomoko...thermosphere-ionosphere first-principles model. An ensemble data assimilation procedure, constructed with the NCAR Data Assimilation Research Testbed

  20. Biomolecular Programming of Discrete Nanomaterials for Sensors, Templates and Mimics of Natural Nanoscale Assemblies

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    2016-10-17

    AFRL-AFOSR-VA-TR-2016-0343 BIOMOLECULAR PROGRAMMING OF DISCRETE NANOMATERIALS FOR SENSORS, TEMPLATES AND MIMICS OF NATURAL NANOSCALE ASSEMBLIES...Performance 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) 01 Jun 2011 to 31 May 2016 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE BIOMOLECULAR PROGRAMMING OF DISCRETE NANOMATERIALS FOR SENSORS...term use are needed; hence our interest in stabilized but responsive biomolecular materials and conjugates between 2011 and 2016. In terms of melanin