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  1. Emerging Communication Technologies (ECT) Phase 4 Report

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    Bastin, Gary L.; Harris, William G.; Marin, Jose A.; Nelson, Richard A.

    2005-01-01

    The Emerging Communication Technology (ECT) project investigated three First Mile communication technologies in support of NASA s Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), Advanced Range Technology Working Group (ARTWG), and the Advanced Spaceport Technology Working Group (ASTWG). These First Mile technologies have the purpose of interconnecting mobile users with existing Range Communication infrastructures on a 24/7 basis. ECT is a continuation of the Range Information System Management (RISM) task started in 2002. This is the fourth year of the project.

  2. Emerging Communication Technologies (ECT) Phase 3 Final Report

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    Bastin, Gary L.; Harris, William G.; Bates, Lakesha D.; Nelson, Richard A.

    2004-01-01

    The Emerging Communication Technology (ECT) project investigated three First Mile communication technologies in support of NASA s Second Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle (2nd Gen RLV), Orbital Space Plane, Advanced Range Technology Working Group (ARTWG) and the Advanced Spaceport Technology Working Group (ASTWG). These First Mile technologies have the purpose of interconnecting mobile users with existing Range Communication infrastructures. ECT was a continuation of the Range Information System Management (RISM) task started in 2002. RISM identified the three advance communication technologies investigated under ECT. These were Wireless Ethernet (Wi-Fi), Free Space Optics (FSO), and Ultra Wideband (UWB). Due to the report s size, it has been broken into three volumes: 1) Main Report 2) Appendices 3) UWB.

  3. Emerging Communication Technologies (ECT) Phase 2 Report. Volume 3; Ultra Wideband (UWB) Technology

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    Bastin, Gary L.; Harris, William G.; Chiodini, Robert; Nelson, Richard A.; Huang, PoTien; Kruhm, David A.

    2003-01-01

    The Emerging Communication Technology (ECT) project investigated three First Mile communication technologies in support of NASA s Second Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle (2nd Gen RLV), Orbital Space Plane, Advanced Range Technology Working Group (ARTWG) and the Advanced Spaceport Technology Working Group (ASTWG). These First Mile technologies have the purpose of interconnecting mobile users with existing Range Communication infrastructures. ECT was a continuation of the Range Information System Management (RISM) task started in 2002. RISM identified the three advance communication technologies investigated under ECT. These were Wireless Ethernet (Wi-Fi), Free Space Optics (FSO), and Ultra Wideband (UWB). Due to the report s size, it has been broken into three volumes: 1) Main Report 2) Appendices 3) UWB

  4. Emerging Communication Technologies (ECT) Phase 2 Report. Volume 1; Main Report

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    Bastin, Gary L.; Harris, William G.; Chiodini, Robert; Nelson, Richard A.; Huang, PoTien; Kruhm, David A.

    2003-01-01

    The Emerging Communication Technology (ECT) project investigated three First Mile communication technologies in support of NASA s Second Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle (2nd Gen RLV), Orbital Space Plane, Advanced Range Technology Working Group (ARTWG) and the Advanced Spaceport Technology Working Group (ASTWG). These First Mile technologies have the purpose of interconnecting mobile users with existing Range Communication infrastructures. ECT was a continuation of the Range Information System Management (RISM) task started in 2002. RISM identified the three advance communication technologies investigated under ECT. These were Wireless Ethernet (Wi-Fi), Free Space Optics (FSO), and Ultra Wideband (UWB). Due to the report s size, it has been broken into three volumes: 1) Main Report 2) Appendices 3) UWB.

  5. ECT

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    Bouckaert, Filip; Sienaert, Pascal; Obbels, Jasmien

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Since the past 2 decades, new evidence for brain plasticity has caused a shift in both preclinical and clinical ECT research from falsifying the "brain damage hypothesis" toward exploring ECT's enabling brain (neuro)plasticity effects. METHODS: By reviewing the available animal...

  6. Online monitoring of gas-solid two-phase flow using projected CG method in ECT image reconstruction

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    Qi wang; Chengyi Yang; Huaxiang Wang; Ziqiang Cui; Zhentao Gao

    2013-01-01

    Electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) is a promising technique for multi-phase flow measurement due to its high speed,low cost and non-intrusive sensing.Image reconstruction for ECT is an inverse problem of finding the permittivity distribution of an object by measuring the electrical capacitances between sets of electrodes placed around its periphery.The conjugate gradient (CG) method is a popular image reconstruction method for ECT,in spite of its low convergence rate.In this paper,an advanced version of the CG method,the projected CG method,is used for image reconstruction of an ECT system.The solution space is projected into the Krylov subspace and the inverse problem is solved by the CG method in a low-dimensional specific subspace.Both static and dynamic experiments were carried out for gas-solid two-phase flows.The flow regimes are identified using the reconstructed images obtained with the projected CG method.The results obtained indicate that the projected CG method improves the quality of reconstructed images and dramatically reduces computation time,as compared to the traditional sensitivity,Landweber,and CG methods.Furthermore,the projected CG method was also used to estimate the important parameters of the pneumatic conveying process,such as the volume concentration,flow velocity and mass flow rate of the solid phase.Therefore,the projected CG method is considered suitable for online gas-solid two-phase flow measurement.

  7. Phase Behaviors of Reservoir Fluids with Capillary Eff ect Using Particle Swarm Optimization

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    Ma, Zhiwei

    2013-05-06

    The study of phase behavior is important for the oil and gas industry. Many approaches have been proposed and developed for phase behavior calculation. In this thesis, an alternative method is introduced to study the phase behavior by means of minimization of Helmholtz free energy. For a system at fixed volume, constant temperature and constant number of moles, the Helmholtz free energy reaches minimum at the equilibrium state. Based on this theory, a stochastic method called Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm, is implemented to compute the phase diagrams for several pure component and mixture systems. After comparing with experimental and the classical PT-ash calculation, we found the phase diagrams obtained by minimization of the Helmholtz Free Energy approach match the experimental and theoretical diagrams very well. Capillary effect is also considered in this thesis because it has a significant influence on the phase behavior of reservoir fluids. In this part, we focus on computing the phase envelopes, which consists of bubble and dew point lines. Both fixed and calculated capillary pressure from the Young-Laplace equation cases are introduced to study their effects on phase envelopes. We found that the existence of capillary pressure will change the phase envelopes. Positive capillary pressure reduces the dew point and bubble point temperatures under the same pressure condition, while the negative capillary pressure increases the dew point and bubble point temperatures. In addition, the change of contact angle and pore radius will affect the phase envelope. The effect of the pore radius on the phase envelope is insignificant when the radius is very large. These results may become reference for future research and study. Keywords: Phase Behavior; Particle Swarm Optimization; Capillary Pressure; Reservoir Fluids; Phase Equilibrium; Phase Envelope.

  8. ECT in poetry.

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    Walter, Garry; Fisher, Karen; Harte, Angela

    2002-03-01

    We sought to identify poems about Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and describe their major themes, with a view to using some of those poems in clinical situations-for persons receiving ECT and their families-as well as for teaching purposes. Several poems were identified, eight almost exclusively about ECT and a number of other works containing references to the treatment. The poets, some of whom have won distinguished prizes, came from the United States, U.K., Australia, and Estonia. The poems included very positive accounts of ECT and more denigrating pieces. Some of the themes covered by the poems were the desperate plight of persons prior to ECT, the potentially striking beneficial effects of the treatment, fears about the use of electricity, ECT procedure, and memory impairment, and the stigma associated with the treatment.

  9. Array UT and ECT Systems for Inspection of Nuclear Power Components

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    Cho, Chan Hee; Lee, Tae Hun; Yoo, Hyun Ju [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. CRI, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-10-15

    The ultrasonic testing is mainly used for the inspection of welds in piping and nozzle for many components. The eddy current testing is widely used for the inspection of heat exchanger tubing like steam generator tubing. Technologies for these methods have been advanced for the reduction of inspection time and the increase of inspection reliability. Data cannot be stored during the inspection using a manual ultrasonic testing system. In steam generator tubing inspection, the rotating probe technology is regarded as the time-consuming method. Therefore, the array UT and ECT systems have been developed in order to overcome these barriers of conventional methods. The Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) is developing the phased array UT and multi-array ECT systems for the inspection of nuclear power components. Details of these systems are described in this paper. The phased array UT and the multi-array ECT systems are being developed. These systems produced good results from the calibration standards.

  10. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology Phase 1

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    Stern, M.J. (Utility Power Group, Chatsworth, CA (United States))

    1991-11-01

    This report documents Utility Power Group's (UPG) contract under Phase 1 of the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project. Specifically, the report contains the results of a manufacturing technology cost analysis based on an existing PV module production facility. It also projects the cost analysis of a future production facility based on a larger module area, a larger production rate, and the elimination of several technical obstacles. With a coordinated 18-month engineering effort, the technical obstacles could be overcome. Therefore, if solutions to the financial obstacles concerning production expansion were found, UPG would be able to manufacture PV modules at a cost of under $1.25 per watt by 1994.

  11. Depressive patienters oplevelse af at modtage ECT

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    Jensen, Christine Damsbo

    Dette studie handler om, hvordan det opleves for den voksne depressive patient at gennemgå et ECT-behandlingsforløb (electroconvulsive therapy). Formålet med projektet er dels at undersøge, hvordan processen omkring ECT-behandlingen udspiller sig og dels at undersøge patienternes oplevelse...

  12. Effectiveness of bifrontal ECT in practice: A comparison with bitemporal ECT

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    Biju Viswanath

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Bifrontal (BF placement of electrodes in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT has emerged as an alternative option to the conventional bitemporal (BT and right unilateral electrode placement in view of fewer cognitive adverse effects. However, the results have been contradictory in terms of clinical efficacy. Materials and Methods: We studied the records of all patients referred for ECT between the months of August 2008 and July 2010 (n=1575. One hundred and five of these patients had received BF-ECT. These records were compared with the records of 105 patients who received BT-ECT. For each patient who received BF-ECT, the very next person posted for BT-ECT was taken as the control. All patients received bilateral ECTs at 1.5-times the threshold stimulus dose. The number of ECTs administered, duration of hospital stay after ECT initiation, seizure threshold and failure to achieve adequate seizures were compared. Two raters who achieved good inter-rater reliability assessed the initial severity using the clinical global impression scale and clinical improvement using a Likert scale. Results: The speed of response, as assessed by the number of ECTs received and the duration of hospital stay after ECT initiation was similar in the two groups. In addition, both groups were comparable in terms of clinical improvement scores on the Likert scale. BF-ECT patients also had a significantly higher seizure threshold, which remained significant in spite of controlling for age. This study is chart based, with its inherent limitations. Standard outcome measures were not used. Cognitive adverse effects were not studied. Conclusions: BF-ECT performed similar to BT-ECT with regard to therapeutic efficacy. Given the consistent results of the former, with fewer cognitive side-effects, the findings of the present study support BF-ECT as the first line for electrode application.

  13. Reflected eclipses on circumbinary planets

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    Deeg H.J.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available A photometric method to detect planets orbiting around shortperiodic binary stars is presented. It is based on the detection of eclipse-signatures in the reflected light of circumbinary planets. Amplitudes of such ’reflected eclipses’ will depend on the orbital configurations of binary and planet relative to the observer. Reflected eclipses will occur with a period that is distinct from the binary eclipses, and their timing will also be modified by variations in the light-travel time of the eclipse signal. For the sample of eclipsing binaries found by the Kepler mission, reflected eclipses from close circumbinary planets may be detectable around at least several dozen binaries. A thorough detection effort of such reflected eclipses may then detect the inner planets present, or give solid limits to their abundance.

  14. Photovoltaic manufacturing technology, Phase 1

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    1992-10-01

    This report describes subcontracted research by the Chronar Corporation, prepared by Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc. (APS) for Phase 1 of the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology Development project. Amorphous silicon is chosen as the PV technology that Chronar Corporation and APS believe offers the greatest potential for manufacturing improvements, which, in turn, will result in significant cost reductions and performance improvements in photovoltaic products. The APS Eureka'' facility was chosen as the manufacturing system that can offer the possibility of achieving these production enhancements. The relationship of the Eureka'' facility to Chronar's batch'' plants is discussed. Five key areas are also identified that could meet the objectives of manufacturing potential that could lead to improved performance, reduced manufacturing costs, and significantly increased production. The projected long-term potential benefits of these areas are discussed, as well as problems that may impede the achievement of the hoped-for developments. A significant number of the problems discussed are of a generic nature and could be of general interest to the industry. The final section of this document addresses the cost and time estimates for achieving the solutions to the problems discussed earlier. Emphasis is placed on the number, type, and cost of the human resources required for the project.

  15. Remission of Tardive Dystonia with ECT.

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    Kaplan, Zeev; Benjamin, Jonathan; Zohar, Joseph

    1991-01-01

    A 30-year-old patient with tardive dystonia, who had failed to respond to cessation of neuroleptics, placebo, diazepam, biperiden, propranolol, and clonidine, had an impressive response to courses of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on three successive trials.

  16. Antidepressant effects of right versus left unilateral ECT and the lateralization theory of ECT action.

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    Abrams, R; Swartz, C M; Vedak, C

    1989-09-01

    In a random-assignment, double-blind, controlled comparison of right versus left unilateral ECT in 30 melancholic men, the two methods were not significantly different in overall antidepressant potency, although there was a significantly faster rate of improvement with left unilateral ECT. These results imply that the antidepressant effects of ECT cannot be attributed primarily to right hemisphere mechanisms, as others have postulated.

  17. Sociodemographic characterization of ECT utilization in Hawaii.

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    Ona, Celia M; Onoye, Jane M; Goebert, Deborah; Hishinuma, Earl; Bumanglag, R Janine; Takeshita, Junji; Carlton, Barry; Fukuda, Michael

    2014-03-01

    Minimal research has been done on sociodemographic differences in utilization of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for refractory depression, especially among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This study examined sociodemographic and diagnostic variables using retrospective data from Hawaii, an island state with predominantly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Retrospective data were obtained from an inpatient and outpatient database of ECT patients from 2008 to 2010 at a tertiary care community hospital on O'ahu, Hawaii. There was a significant increase in overall ECT utilization from 2008 to 2009, with utilization remaining stable from 2009 to 2010. European Americans (41%) and Japanese Americans (29%) have relatively higher rates of receiving ECT, and Filipino Americans and Native Hawaiians have relatively lower rates in comparison with their population demographics. Japanese Americans received significantly more ECT procedures than European Americans. Electroconvulsive therapy is underutilized by certain sociodemographic groups that may benefit most from the treatment. There are significant differences in ECT usage based on ethnicity. Such differences may be related to help-seeking behavior, economic differences, and/or attitudes regarding mental illness. Further research is needed to elucidate the reasons for differences in utilization.

  18. Facilitating practical knowledge by using ECT

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    Rita Jentoft

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Practical skills constitute essential knowledge in occupational therapy. The knowledge is situation- and experience-based, generated from within the situation. In a particular program for educating Palestinian Occupational Therapists in Gaza, facilitating such knowledge proved to be difficult. Due to travel restrictions and an unstable political situation, teachers and students were separated. Educational communication technology (ECT like videoconferences, internet and videos became new and necessary tools. This article is based on results from an action research project which followed the process of using flexible forms of learning and developing an internet based learning programme named Ergonet. The learning process of the students using it was examined with the aim of answering the following research question: How can flexible forms of learning be developed and used to facilitate practical knowledge in Occupational Therapy education? The development and implementation of Ergonet as a supporting device in students’ learning of practical skills is described through the experience of the teachers involved. The results indicate how rote-learning and lack of reflective and critical thinking, firmly established among Palestinian students, have been challenged and changed by the didactic use of Ergonet.

  19. Two Phase Technology Development Initiatives

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    Didion, Jeffrey R.

    1999-01-01

    Three promising thermal technology development initiatives, vapor compression thermal control system, electronics cooling, and electrohydrodynamics applications are outlined herein. These technologies will provide thermal engineers with additional tools to meet the thermal challenges presented by increased power densities and reduced architectural options that will be available in future spacecraft. Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland are fabricating and testing a 'proto- flight' vapor compression based thermal control system for the Ultra Long Duration Balloon (ULDB) Program. The vapor compression system will be capable of transporting approximately 400 W of heat while providing a temperature lift of 60C. The system is constructed of 'commercial off-the-shelf' hardware that is modified to meet the unique environmental requirements of the ULDB. A demonstration flight is planned for 1999 or early 2000. Goddard Space Flight Center has embarked upon a multi-discipline effort to address a number of design issues regarding spacecraft electronics. The program addressed the high priority design issues concerning the total mass of standard spacecraft electronics enclosures and the impact of design changes on thermal performance. This presentation reviews the pertinent results of the Lightweight Electronics Enclosure Program. Electronics cooling is a growing challenge to thermal engineers due to increasing power densities and spacecraft architecture. The space-flight qualification program and preliminary results of thermal performance tests of copper-water heat pipes are presented. Electrohydrodynamics (EHD) is an emerging technology that uses the secondary forces that result from the application of an electric field to a flowing fluid to enhance heat transfer and manage fluid flow. A brief review of current EHD capabilities regarding heat transfer enhancement of commercial heat exchangers and capillary pumped loops is presented. Goddard Space Flight

  20. Research on the Field Distribution and Technical Potential of Information Technology in the United States In the Case of US Defense Advanced Research Proj ects Agency (DARPA)%美国信息技术领域分布与技术潜能研究以美国国防高级研究计划局(DARPA)为例∗

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    贾珍珍

    2016-01-01

    以美国国防高级研究计划局(DARPA)为例,从DARPA对信息技术的领域分布、技术潜能与影响方面,对美国信息技术的发展情况进行探讨,并在最后提出信息技术对于我国军事技术发展的有关思考。%The US Defense Advanced Research Proj ects Agency (DARPA)was used as an example. from the fields of information technology distribution,potential technology in DARPA,the development of the US information technology was discussed,and the final related thinking about information technolo-gy for the development of China's military technology was proposed.

  1. Combined use of ECT and psychotropic drugs

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    Wojciech Merk

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT,despite a significant psychopharmacological development and introduction of modern drugs in recent years, is still an important, biological treatment of proven, high clinical efficacy. In the management algorithms it is still considered as a method of choice in treatment of drug-resistant patients. No wider use of ECTmay in part result from fears of potential interactions with pharmacotherapy, or need to interrupt the current treatment. The issue of potential impact of pharmacotherapy on many procedure parameters, including mostly seizure threshold and therefore indirectly clinical effect, is still up-to-date. Systematic studies have revised the existing theories about restrictions in the administration of medications during ECT treatment. Nowadays more often not only the safety of such procedure, but also possibility of synergistic therapeutic effect of ECT and psychopharmacology is highlighted. The authors present previous reports on combined use of pharmacotherapy and ECT, safety or potential risks associated with this treatment and proposals of scientific bodies in this regard. Interpretative limitations of conducted research, including especially case reports or observations of small groups, which requires further studies involving more numerous patient populations is noteworthy.

  2. on The Knowledge and Attitudes of Medical Students Towards ECT ...

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    A change in attitudes towards ECT was also observed following Brief ECT Orientation. Module, especially .... on all items of the scale, the difference reached statistical significance for only ..... of Support: Nil. Conflict of Interest: None declared.

  3. Medical student knowledge and attitudes regarding ECT prior to and after viewing ECT scenes from movies.

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    Walter, Garry; McDonald, Andrew; Rey, Joseph M; Rosen, Alan

    2002-03-01

    We surveyed samples of medical students in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and Australia, prior to their psychiatry placement, to ascertain views about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and the effect on those views of watching ECT scenes in movies. A 26-item questionnaire was constructed by the authors and administered to the students. At set times during the questionnaire, students were asked to view five movie clips showing, or making reference to, ECT. The clips were from Return to Oz, The Hudsucker Proxy, Ordinary People, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Beverly Hillbillies. Ninety-four students participated in the study. Levels of knowledge about the indications, side effects, and mode of administration were poor, and attitudes were generally negative. Viewing the ECT scenes influenced attitudes toward the treatment; after viewing, one-third of the students decreased their support for ECT, and the proportion of students who would dissuade a family member or friend from having ECT rose from less than 10% to almost 25%.

  4. Array Phase Shifters: Theory and Technology

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    Romanofsky, Robert R.

    2007-01-01

    While there are a myriad of applications for microwave phase shifters in instrumentation and metrology, power combining, amplifier linearization, and so on, the most prevalent use is in scanning phased-array antennas. And while this market continues to be dominated by military radar and tracking platforms, many commercial applications have emerged in the past decade or so. These new and potential applications span low-Earth-orbit (LEO) communications satellite constellations and collision warning radar, an aspect of the Intelligent Vehicle Highway System or Automated Highway System. In any case, the phase shifters represent a considerable portion of the overall antenna cost, with some estimates approaching 40 percent for receive arrays. Ferrite phase shifters continue to be the workhorse in military-phased arrays, and while there have been advances in thin film ferrite devices, the review of this device technology in the previous edition of this book is still highly relevant. This chapter will focus on three types of phase shifters that have matured in the past decade: GaAs MESFET monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and thin film ferroelectric-based devices. A brief review of some novel devices including thin film ferrite phase shifters and superconducting switches for phase shifter applications will be provided. Finally, the effects of modulo 2 phase shift limitations, phase errors, and transient response on bit error rate degradation will be considered.

  5. Influence of Shielding Arrangement on ECT Sensors

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    J. L. Fernandez Marron

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a full 3D study of a shielded ECT sensor. The spatialresolution and effective sensing field are obtained by means of Finite Element Methodbased simulations and are the compared to a conventional sensor's characteristics. Aneffective improvement was found in the sensitivity in the pipe cross-section, resulting inenhanced quality of the reconstructed image. The sensing field along the axis of the sensoralso presents better behaviour for a shielded sensor.

  6. Phase shifter technology assessment - Prospects and applications

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    Sokolov, Vladimir

    1991-01-01

    Capabilities and limitations of MMIC phase shifter technology at microwave and millimeter wave frequencies are reviewed. MMIC-based phase arrays make it possible to integrate active elements at the array face, i.e., to incorporate transmit power amplifiers and/or low noise amplifiers at each antenna element. Active elements make it possible to increase power efficiency and reliability and provide graceful degradation. Monolithic integration of the various transmit/receive functions including phase shifting is considered to be feasible through at least the lower millimeter-wave frequency range (about 30-100 GHz). MMIC integration also allows more flexibility in array design including those that are intended for airborne conformal applications.

  7. Serum potassium changes with e.C.T.

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    Shukla, G D; Srivastava, S L; Kaur, A; Varma, D D; Doshi, L D

    1982-04-01

    Serum potassium changes with direct E.C.T. and with modified E.C.T., given under three anaesthetic (thiopentone, diazepam and propanidid) and relaxant (suxamethonium) combinations were studied in 25 patients. Ten patients each, undergoing minor surgical procedures, acted as controls for these three combinations. Modified E.C.T. caused a rise in scram potassium, which, being highest at 3 minutes, was sustained well beyond 10 minutes. Direct E.C.T. caused maximum rise within one minute which, however, came down rapidly. The rise following modified E.C.T. was one and half times more compared to that occurring in controls given only drugs but not E.C.T., in all the three anaesthetic-relaxant combinations. The rise from pre-induction level was maximum following diazepam and minimum with propanidid, thiopentone falling in between. The rise from pre-relaxant level, on the other hand, was maximum with thiopentone and minimum with propanidid.

  8. Embarazo ectópico abdominal

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    Karen Luz Torres Rojas

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La incidencia de embarazo ectópico ha aumentado en los últimos años hasta 1:43 recién nacidos. La variedad abdominal es una de las menos frecuentes, su incidencia es de 1:10mil  nacidos vivos. El 1% de los embarazos ectópicos son abdominales y la implantación en el epiplón es una rara entidad. Pueden clasificarse como primarios o secundarios en función de que se originen o no en la cavidad peritoneal. Se presenta un caso de embarazo abdominal primario, localizado en cara posterior del útero y recto, con edad gestacional 16 semanas y feto muerto, en una paciente de 25 años, atendida en el Hospital General “Dr. Ernesto Guevara de la Serna”, con antecedentes de salud, G0 P0 A0, con método anticonceptivo DIU retirado seis meses antes. Se trata de un embarazo abdominal primario, puesto que la anatomía patológica informó ausencia de invasión trofloblástica en la trompa izquierda. El manejo placentario en este caso no permitió realizar la remoción completa de la misma. El seguimiento ecográfico y  control de gonadotropinas evidenció una evolución favorable de la paciente, sin requerir manejo de metotrexate.

  9. Flow Pattern Identification of Fluidized Beds Using ECT

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    S. Liu; W.Q. Yang; H. Wang; G. Yan; Z. Pan

    2001-01-01

    Electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) was applied in measuring solids distribution in square circulating fluidized beds. The fluidization conditions varied from bubbling fluidized bed to circulating fluidized bed. In the whole range of fluidization conditions, ECT was able to instantaneously provide the solids concentration and voids distributions in the fluidized beds. According to the acquired data from ECT and reconstructed image,different fluidization regimes can also be identified.

  10. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in Parkinson's disease: ECS and dopamine enhancement.

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    Cumper, Samantha K; Ahle, Gabriella M; Liebman, Lauren S; Kellner, Charles H

    2014-06-01

    In addition to its effects in major psychiatric illness, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is known to have a beneficial effect on the core motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). This effect is believed to be mediated via dopamine in the striatum. Electroconvulsive shock (ECS), the animal analogue of ECT, is the model in which investigators have sought to elucidate the specific dopaminergic mechanisms by which ECT exerts its therapeutic effect in PD. Electroconvulsive shock has been given to intact animals as well as to animals with neurotoxic lesions that create parkinsonism. In this paper, we selectively review the electroconvulsive shock literature on dopamine in the striatum. Electroconvulsive shock, and by extension, ECT, is associated with increased dopamine release and modulation of dopamine receptors. Better understanding of how ECT works to enhance dopaminergic systems in the brain could help to make it a more accepted treatment for PD.

  11. Factores de riesgo asociados al embarazo ectópico

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    Jónathan Hernández Núñez; Magel Valdés Yong; Andrés Oscar Torres Chávez

    2013-01-01

    Fundamento: el embarazo ectópico se ha duplicado en la mayor parte de los países industrializados y representa una de las principales causas de muerte materna. Objetivo: identificar factores de riesgo que predisponen al embarazo ectópico.Métodos: estudio de casos y controles realizado en un universo de 132 pacientes del Municipio Habana del Este, operadas de embarazo ectópico en el Hospital Dr. Luís Díaz Soto desde el 2009 al 2011. Se escogió una muestra al azar de 66 pacientes que constituyó...

  12. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in literature: Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar.

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    Kellner, Charles H

    2013-01-01

    Sylvia Plath's well-known novel, The Bell Jar, recounts her experience of a severe depressive episode. In the novel, the protagonist is treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), as was Plath in life. The first ECT is given in the now-obsolete "unmodified" form, without general anesthesia. Later in the story, she receives ECT again, this time with full general anesthesia and muscle relaxation, as is the standard of care today. This chapter examines how the novelistic descriptions of the treatment compare with actual clinical practice.

  13. A STUDY OF EUPHORIC SYNDROMES ARISING WITH ECT

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    Manasvi

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: ECT is mainstay therapy of various psychiatric disorders. It is best anti-depressant available on the earth. As all antidepressant cause switch of Depression to Mania, ECT can cause the switch. AIMS & OBJECTIVES: To establish relationship between ECT & Euphoric Syndromes. To categorize Euphoria into transient Euphoria, Hypomania or Mania. MATERALS & METHODS: The study was conducted in a general hospital setting in Psychiatry Department. Study subjects were the patient hospitalized & given 6 ECTs with diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder & Schizophrenia. Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS & Hypomania Check List (HCL-32 were the tools applied at various time points. RESULTS: In the study, total 40 patients were taken, amongst which 24 were schizophrenia & 16 were MDD patients. At the end of 6 ECTs total 7 patients developed euphoric syndromes, amongst which 1 patient developed Mania, 3 patients developed Hypomania & 3 patients developed Euphoria. CONCLUSION: It’s found that there is positive correlation between Euphoric Syndrome & ECT. 17.5% of subject sample developed Euphoric Syndrome.

  14. Correlation between ECT2 gene expression and methylation change of ECT2 promoter region in pancreatic cancer

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    Mang-Li Zhang; Sen Lu; Lin Zhou; Shu-Sen Zheng

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is closely related to epigenetic abnormality. The epithelial cell transforming sequence 2 gene (ECT2) plays a critical role in Rho activation during cytokinesis, and thus may play a role in the pathogenesis of pancreatic cancer. In this study, we investigated the relationships between aberrant expression and epigenetic changes of the ECT2 gene in pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Four cell lines (PANC-1, Colo357, T3M-4 and PancTuⅠ) and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) tissues were used for mRNA detection. After restriction isoschizomer endonucleases (MspⅠ/HpaⅡ) were used to digest the DNA sequence (5'-CCGG-3'), PCR was made to amplify the product. And RT-PCR was applied to determine the expression of the gene. RESULTS: The mRNA expression of the ECT2 gene was higher in pancreatic tumor tissue than in normal tissue. The gene was also expressed in the 4 PDAC cell lines. The methylation states of the upstream regions of the ECT2 gene were almost identical in normal, tumor pancreatic tissues, and the 4 PDAC cell lines. Some of the 5'-CCGG-3' areas in the upstream region of ECT2 were methylated, while others were unmethylated. CONCLUSIONS: The oncogene ECT2 is overexpressed in pancreatic tumor tissues as veriifed by RT-PCR detection. The methylation status of DNA in promoter areas is involved in the gene expression, along with other factors, in pancreatic cancer.

  15. Technology Refresh Program Launches Phase II | Poster

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    The Technology Refresh Program (TRP) is an NCI-funded initiative designed to promote efficient spending on computer equipment by providing staff members with access to the latest technology to meet their computing needs, said Kyle Miller, IT coordinator, Computer and Statistical Services (C&SS), NCI at Frederick.

  16. A New SIMOX Emitter Switching Thyristor--BO-ECT

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    ZHANG Bo; Alex Q.Huang

    2001-01-01

    SIMOX Emitter switching thyristor(SIMEST) is a new MOS-gated thyristor with highvoltage current saturation capability. In this paper,an improved SIMEST, the Buried-Oxide Emitter Controlled Thyristor (BO-ECT) is proposed. Comparing with the SIMEST, the BO-ECT not only has a simple gate and source metalization structure and is therefore easy for layout design, but it also has an improved high-voltage current saturation capability. The operational mechanism and the forward biased safe operating area (FBSOA) are analyzed. Two-dimensional simulation results indicate that the BO-ECT has a much lower forward voltage drop than that of the IGBT while at the same time has a wider or similar FBSOA as the IGBT.

  17. Embarazo Ectópico Cornual: Reporte de un Caso

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    Eberedson Roque Orihuela; Mariela Delgadillo Céspedes; Antonio José Pardo Novak; Karen Mariel Delgado Nuñez

    2012-01-01

    En el embarazo ectópico cornual el saco gestacional se implanta en el cuerno uterino. Son factores de riesgo: infecciones genitales, tabaquismo, cirugía abdomino-pélvica previa, embarazo ectópico previo, tratamientos de esterilidad, técnicas de reproducción, fármacos, endometriosis, edad materna y la enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica. Se diagnostica por: anamnesis clínica, exploración física, marcadores plasmáticos placentarios, ecografía transvaginal y punción saco de Douglas. En el tratamient...

  18. Noventa y cinco casos de embarazo ectópico

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    Gómez-Palacino, Jesús Alberto

    2011-01-01

    Esta es una síntesis de los casos de embarazo ectópico que se presentaron en el Instituto de Protección Materno e Infantil de Bogotá desde el año de 1949 hasta el 31 de diciembre de 1953. Nos abstendremos, porque ella le quitaría tal carácter de resumen, de hacer recapitulación de etiopatogenia, modalidades, variedades, etc., del embarazo ectópico ; además no haríamos otra cosa que repetir las descripciones de los textos, y el hecho de presentar este trabajo ante una sociedad de especialistas...

  19. Embarazo Ectópico Cornual: Reporte de un Caso

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    Eberedson Roque Orihuela; Mariela Delgadillo Céspedes; Antonio José Pardo Novak; Karen Mariel Delgado Nuñez

    2012-01-01

    En el embarazo ectópico cornual el saco gestacional se implanta en el cuerno uterino. Son factores de riesgo: infecciones genitales, tabaquismo, cirugía abdomino-pélvica previa, embarazo ectópico previo, tratamientos de esterilidad, técnicas de reproducción, fármacos, endometriosis, edad materna y la enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica. Se diagnostica por: anamnesis clínica, exploración física, marcadores plasmáticos placentarios, ecografía transvaginal y punción saco de Douglas. En el tratamient...

  20. Factores de riesgo asociados al embarazo ectópico

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    Jónathan Hernández Núñez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: el embarazo ectópico se ha duplicado en la mayor parte de los países industrializados y representa una de las principales causas de muerte materna. Objetivo: identificar factores de riesgo que predisponen al embarazo ectópico.Métodos: estudio de casos y controles realizado en un universo de 132 pacientes del Municipio Habana del Este, operadas de embarazo ectópico en el Hospital Dr. Luís Díaz Soto desde el 2009 al 2011. Se escogió una muestra al azar de 66 pacientes que constituyó el grupo estudio; se contó con otro grupo control de igual cantidad de pacientes no operadas de embarazo ectópico en dicho período. Se analizaron variables relacionadas con factores de riesgo sociodemográficos, ginecobstétricos y quirúrgicos, conducta sexual y hábito de fumar. Se empleó la media, desviación estándar, porcentaje, test de Student, estadígrafo chi cuadrado y odds ratio. Resultados: el embarazo ectópico fue más frecuente en mujeres de color de piel blanca, entre 25 y 34 años de edad; el antecedente de enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica, endometriosis, tres o más abortos provocados, así como la historia de infertilidad, embarazo ectópico previo, inicio precoz de las relaciones sexuales, múltiples compañeros sexuales y el empleo de dispositivos intrauterinos fueron factores predisponentes para el embarazo ectópico; no así la escolaridad, ocupación, paridad, apendicectomía y cirugía tubárica previa, ni tabaquismo.Conclusiones: existen múltiples factores de riesgo que predisponen al embarazo ectópico y que contribuyen al incremento de la morbimortalidad materna, muchos de los cuales son susceptibles de ser modificados desde la atención primaria de salud.

  1. Clean Cast Steel Technology, Phase IV

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    Charles E. Bates

    2003-02-24

    The objective of the Clean Cast Steel Technology Program was to improve casting product quality by removing or minimizing oxide defects and to allow the production of higher integrity castings for high speed machining lines. Previous research has concentrated on macro-inclusions that break, chip, or crack machine tool cutters and drills and cause immediate shutdown of the machining lines. The overall goal of the project is to reduce the amount of surface macro-inclusions and improve the machinability of steel castings. Macro-inclusions and improve the machinability of steel castings. Macro-inclusions have been identified by industrial sponsors as a major barrier to improving the quality and marketability of steel castings.

  2. Two-Phase Technology at NASA/Johnson Space Center

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    Ungar, Eugene K.; Nicholson, Leonard S. (Technical Monitor)

    1999-01-01

    Since the baseline International Space Station (ISS) External Active Thermal Control System (EATCS) was changed from a two-phase mechanically pumped system to a single phase cascade system in the fall of 1993, two-phase EATCS research has continued at a low level at JSC. One of-the lessons of the ISS EATCS selection was that two-phase thermal control systems must have significantly lower power than comparable single phase systems to overcome their larger radiator area, larger line and fluid mass, and perceived higher technical risk. Therefore, research at JSC has concentrated on low power mechanically pumped two-phase EATCSs. In the presentation, the results of a study investigating the trade of single and two-phase mechanically pumped EATCSs for space vehicles will be summarized. The low power two-phase mechanically pumped EATCS system under development at JSC will be described in detail and the current design status of the subscale test unit will be reviewed. Also, performance predictions for a full size EATCS will be presented. In addition to the discussion of two-phase mechanically pumped EATCS development at JSC, two-phase technologies under development for biological water processing will be discussed. These biological water processor technologies are being prepared for a 2001 flight experiment and subsequent usage on the TransHab module on the International Space Station.

  3. Delirium and concomitant use of lithium+electroconvulsive therapy (ECT

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    Sadeghi M

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available Concomitant use of lithium and E.C.T has always been accused to cause delirium in patients receiving such a combination. In this study incidence of delirium in patients who receive lithium+E.C.T. concurrently has been compared with those who have been treated with E.C.T. only. Of 49 patients who had Bipolar Mood Disorder (B.M.D. 1 disorder (manic episode 24 were given E.C.T.+lithium and 25 were treated with E.C.T. Only, 3 patients of the first group and 2 patients of the second group developed delirium. The difference between two groups was not statistically significant. Another finding was that all cases of delirium developed in patients who were above 35 years old (P value=0.001. These findings show that combination of E.C.T. and Lithium may not be so harmful as it was once considered. On the other hand it could be concluded that increased age may be a risk factor for delirium in such a combination.

  4. Advanced Lost Foam Casting Technology - Phase V

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    Wanliang Sun; Harry E. Littleton; Charles E. Bates

    2004-04-29

    Previous research, conducted under DOE Contracts DE-FC07-89ID12869, DE-FC07-93ID12230 and DE-FC07-95ID113358 made significant advances in understanding the Lost Foam Casting (LFC) Process and clearly identified areas where additional developments were needed to improve the process and make it more functional in industrial environments. The current project focused on eight tasks listed as follows: Task 1--Computational Model for the Process and Data Base to Support the Model; Task 2--Casting Dimensional Accuracy; Task 3--Pattern Production; Task 4--Improved Pattern Materials; Task 5--Coating Control; Task 6--In-Plant Case Studies; Task 7--Energy and the Environmental Data; and Task 8--Technology Transfer. This report summarizes the work done on all tasks in the period of October 1, 1999 through September 30, 2004. The results obtained in each task and subtask are summarized in this Executive Summary and details are provided in subsequent sections of the report.

  5. Electroconvulsive Therapy in Sweden 2013: Data From the National Quality Register for ECT.

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    Nordanskog, Pia; Hultén, Martin; Landén, Mikael; Lundberg, Johan; von Knorring, Lars; Nordenskjöld, Axel

    2015-12-01

    The use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) varies across countries. The aim of this study was to describe and explore the use of ECT in Sweden in 2013. The Swedish mandatory patient register of the National Board of Health and Welfare includes information on diagnoses and treatments, including ECT. All 56 hospitals that provide ECT in Sweden also report to the nonmandatory national quality register for ECT, which contains information on patient and treatment characteristics. In this study, we combined data from both registers. In addition, all hospitals responded to a survey concerning equipment and organization of ECT. We identified 3972 unique patients who received ECT in Sweden in 2013. This translates into 41 ECT-treated individuals per 100,000 inhabitants. Of these patients, 85% opted to participate in the quality register. The median age was 55 years (range, 15-94 years), and 63% were women. The indication was depression in 78% of the treatment series. Of 4 711 hospitalized patients with severe depression, 38% received ECT. The median number of treatments per index series was 7. Unilateral treatment was used in 86% of the series. In Sweden, ECT is used at a relatively high rate as compared with other western countries, and the rate was unchanged from the last survey in 1975. However, there is room for improvement in the specificity of use and availability of ECT for disorders where ECT is considered a first-line treatment.

  6. Successful use of right unilateral ECT for catatonia: a case series.

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    Cristancho, Pilar; Jewkes, Delaina; Mon, Thetsu; Conway, Charles

    2014-03-01

    Catatonia is a neuropsychiatric syndrome involving motor signs in association with disorders of mood, behavior, or thought. Bitemporal electrode placement electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a proven effective treatment for catatonia, and this mode of ECT delivery is the preferred method of treatment in this condition. Studies in major depressive disorder have demonstrated that suprathreshold, nondominant (right) hemisphere, unilateral electrode placement ECT has fewer adverse effects, especially cognitive adverse effects, than bitemporal ECT. This case series describes the use of right unilateral (RUL) ECT in 5 patients with catatonia. Before ECT, all 5 patients in this series initially failed therapy with benzodiazepines and psychotropic medications. Each catatonic patient received a series of 8 to 12 RUL ECT in an every-other-day series. After ECT, 4 of the 5 patients had a full recovery from catatonia. One patient achieved only partial response to RUL ECT, and no additional benefit was obtained with bitemporal ECT. All patients in this case series tolerated RUL ECT without major adverse effects. This case series illustrates successful use of RUL ECT in patients with catatonia and adds to the early literature demonstrating its effective use in treating this complex condition.

  7. Hybrid Propulsion Technology Program, phase 1. Volume 1: Executive summary

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    1989-01-01

    The study program was contracted to evaluate concepts of hybrid propulsion, select the most optimum, and prepare a conceptual design package. Further, this study required preparation of a technology definition package to identify hybrid propulsion enabling technologies and planning to acquire that technology in Phase 2 and demonstrate that technology in Phase 3. Researchers evaluated two design philosophies for Hybrid Rocket Booster (HRB) selection. The first is an ASRM modified hybrid wherein as many components/designs as possible were used from the present Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM) design. The second was an entirely new hybrid optimized booster using ASRM criteria as a point of departure, i.e., diameter, thrust time curve, launch facilities, and external tank attach points. Researchers selected the new design based on the logic of optimizing a hybrid booster to provide NASA with a next generation vehicle in lieu of an interim advancement over the ASRM. The enabling technologies for hybrid propulsion are applicable to either and vehicle design may be selected at a downstream point (Phase 3) at NASA's discretion. The completion of these studies resulted in ranking the various concepts of boosters from the RSRM to a turbopump fed (TF) hybrid. The scoring resulting from the Figure of Merit (FOM) scoring system clearly shows a natural growth path where the turbopump fed solid liquid staged combustion hybrid provides maximized payload and the highest safety, reliability, and low life cycle costing.

  8. Embarazo Ectópico Cornual: Reporte de un Caso

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    Eberedson Roque Orihuela

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En el embarazo ectópico cornual el saco gestacional se implanta en el cuerno uterino. Son factores de riesgo: infecciones genitales, tabaquismo, cirugía abdomino-pélvica previa, embarazo ectópico previo, tratamientos de esterilidad, técnicas de reproducción, fármacos, endometriosis, edad materna y la enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica. Se diagnostica por: anamnesis clínica, exploración física, marcadores plasmáticos placentarios, ecografía transvaginal y punción saco de Douglas. En el tratamiento médico se recomienda administrar metotrexate, si se acompaña de hemorragia se realiza laparotomía con resección cornual o histerectomía. Les presentamos un caso clínico de una paciente de sexo femenino de 28 años, con diagnóstico de embarazo cornual de 16 semanas de gestación, con antecedentes de presentar dos abortos y un embarazo ectópico previo. Presentaba: taquicardia, taquipnea e hipotensión. Al examen físico se evidencia sangrado transvaginal. La paciente fue sometida a cirugía, donde se interrumpió la gestación y se procedió a regularizar bordes y tejido desvitalizado.

  9. ATLAS Supplier Award for the ECT Vacuum Vessels

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    On 12 February the Netherlands firm Schelde Exotech was awarded the ATLAS Supplier Award for the construction of the two vacuum vessels for the ATLAS End- Cap Toroid (ECT) magnets. ATLAS Supplier Award ceremonies have now become something of a tradition. For the third consecutive year, ATLAS has given best supplier awards for the most exceptional contributors to the construction of the detector. The Netherlands firm Schelde Exotech has just received the award for the construction of the two vacuum vessels for the ECTs. With a diameter of 11 metres and a volume of 550 cubic metres, the ECT vacuum vessels are obviously impressive in scale. They consist of large aluminium plates and a stainless steel central bore tube. In order to obtain the required undulations, the firm had to develop a special assembly and welding technique. Despite the chambers' imposing size, a very high degree of precision has been achieved in their geometry. Moreover, the chambers, which were delivered in July 2002 to CERN, were built i...

  10. Early phase Technology Assessment of nanotechnology in oncology.

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    Retèl, Valesca P; Hummel, Marjan J M; van Harten, Willem H

    2008-01-01

    To perform early Technology Assessment (TA) of nanotechnology in oncology. The possibilities of nanotechnology for detection (imaging), diagnosis and treatment of cancer are subject of different research programs where major investments are concerned. As a range of bio- nanotechnologies is expected to enter the oncology field it is relevant to consider the various aspects involved in especially early TA. This article provides two cases of early assessment of (predecessors of) nanotechnologies: Microarray Analysis and Photodynamic Therapy implementation, which methodology can be extrapolated to other nanotechnologies in oncology. Constructive Technology Assessment (CTA) is used for the introduction of technologies that are still in a dynamic phase of development or in an early stage of diffusion. The selection of studied aspects in CTA is based on: clinical aspects (safety, efficacy, and effectiveness), economic (cost-effectiveness), patient related (QoL, ethical/juridical and psychosocial), organizational aspects (diffusion and adoption) and scenario drafting. The features of the technology and the phase of implementation are decisive for choices and timing of the specific aspects to be studied. A framework was drafted to decide on the relevant aspects. In the first case, early implementation of Microarray Analysis; clinical effectiveness, logistics, patient centeredness and scenario drafting were given priority. Related to the diffusion-phase of Photodynamic Therapy however other aspects were evaluated, such as early cost-effectiveness analysis for possible reimbursement. Often CTA will result in a mixed method design. Especially scenario drafting is a powerful instrument to predict possible developments that can be anticipated upon in the assessment. CTA is appropriate for the study of early implementation of new technologies in oncology. In early TA small series often necessitate a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods. The features of nanotechnology

  11. An Overview of SBIR Phase 2 Communications Technology and Development

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    Nguyen, Hung D.; Steele, Gynelle C.

    2015-01-01

    Technological innovation is the overall focus of NASA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The program invests in the development of innovative concepts and technologies to help NASA's mission directorates address critical research and development needs for agency projects. This report highlights innovative SBIR Phase II projects from 2007-2012 specifically addressing areas in Communications Technology and Development which is one of six core competencies at NASA Glenn Research Center. There are eighteen technologies featured with emphasis on a wide spectrum of applications such as with a security-enhanced autonomous network management, secure communications using on-demand single photons, cognitive software-defined radio, spacesuit audio systems, multiband photonic phased-array antenna, and much more. Each article in this booklet describes an innovation, technical objective, and highlights NASA commercial and industrial applications. This report serves as an opportunity for NASA personnel including engineers, researchers, and program managers to learn of NASA SBIR's capabilities that might be crosscutting into this technology area. As the result, it would cause collaborations and partnerships between the small companies and NASA Programs and Projects resulting in benefit to both SBIR companies and NASA.

  12. An Overview of 2014 SBIR Phase 1 and Phase 2 Communications Technology and Development

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    Nguyen, Hung D.; Steele, Gynelle C.; Morris, Jessica R.

    2015-01-01

    NASA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program focuses on technological innovation by investing in development of innovative concepts and technologies to help NASA mission directorates address critical research needs for Agency programs. This report highlights eight of the innovative SBIR 2014 Phase I and Phase II projects that emphasize one of NASA Glenn Research Center's six core competencies-Communication Technology and Development. The technologies cover a wide spectrum of applications such as X-ray navigation, microsensor instrument for unmanned aerial vehicle airborne atmospheric measurements, 16-element graphene-based phased array antenna system, interferometric star tracker, ultralow power fast-response sensor, and integrated spacecraft navigation and communication. Each featured technology describes an innovation, technical objective, and highlights NASA commercial and industrial applications. This report provides an opportunity for NASA engineers, researchers, and program managers to learn how NASA SBIR technologies could help their programs and projects, and lead to collaborations and partnerships between the small SBIR companies and NASA that would benefit both.

  13. Innovative technology summary report: six phase soil heating

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    1999-04-01

    Six Phase Soil Heating (SPSH) was developed to remediate soils contaminated with volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds. SPSH is designed to enhance the removal of contaminants from the subsurface during soil vapor extraction. The innovation combines an emerging technology, that of six-phase electrical heating, with a baseline technology, soil vapor extraction, to produce a more efficient in situ remediation system for difficult soil and/or contaminant applications. SPSH is especially suited to sites where contaminants are tightly bound to clays and are thus difficult to remove using soil vapor extraction alone. Target zones to be treated would most likely be above the water table, but a thicker treatment zone could be addressed by hydraulically lowering the water table with pumping wells.

  14. Engine Validation of Noise and Emission Reduction Technology Phase I

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    Weir, Don (Editor)

    2008-01-01

    This final report has been prepared by Honeywell Aerospace, Phoenix, Arizona, a unit of Honeywell International, Inc., documenting work performed during the period December 2004 through August 2007 for the NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, under the Revolutionary Aero-Space Engine Research (RASER) Program, Contract No. NAS3-01136, Task Order 8, Engine Validation of Noise and Emission Reduction Technology Phase I. The NASA Task Manager was Dr. Joe Grady of the NASA Glenn Research Center. The NASA Contract Officer was Mr. Albert Spence of the NASA Glenn Research Center. This report is for a test program in which NASA funded engine validations of integrated technologies that reduce aircraft engine noise. These technologies address the reduction of engine fan and jet noise, and noise associated with propulsion/airframe integration. The results of these tests will be used by NASA to identify the engineering tradeoffs associated with the technologies that are needed to enable advanced engine systems to meet stringent goals for the reduction of noise. The objectives of this program are to (1) conduct system engineering and integration efforts to define the engine test-bed configuration; (2) develop selected noise reduction technologies to a technical maturity sufficient to enable engine testing and validation of those technologies in the FY06-07 time frame; (3) conduct engine tests designed to gain insight into the sources, mechanisms and characteristics of noise in the engines; and (4) establish baseline engine noise measurements for subsequent use in the evaluation of noise reduction.

  15. The Effect of Atropine on Post-ECT Bradycardia in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

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    Hassan Farashbandi

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT is utilized for treatment of a range of psychiatric disorders including major depressive disorder (MDD. One of the major complications in using ECT is cardiovascular problems i.e., bradycardia. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of atropine on the pulse rate (PR of the patients under treatment with ECT. Materials and Methods: In this randomized clinical trial, 30 patients with diagnosis of MDD who received atropine before ECT treatment (control group were compared with 30 patients with the same diagnosis without receiving atropine (experimental group under ECT treatment. Both groups received ECT under the same term and condition. The PR of the patients were recorded 7 times (twice before anesthesia and ECT and 5 fixed one min intervals immediately after receiving ECT; for 10 sessions of treatment with ECT (3 times a week. The results were analyzed using repeated measure analysis of variance. The PR under 50 was the cut off point for differentiating the patients suffering from bradycardia and those without it. Results: Slight increment in PRs for experimental group (patient who did not receive atropine in contrast to control group were observed, but it did not reach a statistically significant level. The gender (male/female did not have different PR. The age of the patients and initial PR (regarded as co-variances did not show significant effect on PR for total sample. Conclusion: There seems to be not necessary to use atropine treatment for depressed patients receiving ECT.

  16. Application of ionic liquid in liquid phase microextraction technology.

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    Han, Dandan; Tang, Baokun; Lee, Yu Ri; Row, Kyung Ho

    2012-11-01

    Ionic liquids (ILs) are novel nonmolecular solvents. Their unique properties, such as high thermal stability, tunable viscosity, negligible vapor pressure, nonflammability, and good solubility for inorganic and organic compounds, make them excellent candidates as extraction media for a range of microextraction techniques. Many physical properties of ILs can be varied, and the structural design can be tuned to impart the desired functionality and enhance the analyte extraction selectivity, efficiency, and sensitivity. This paper provides an overview of the applications of ILs in liquid phase microextraction technology, such as single-drop microextraction, hollow fiber based liquid phase microextraction, and dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction. The sensitivity, linear calibration range, and detection limits for a range of target analytes in the methods were analyzed to determine the advantages of ILs in liquid phase microextraction. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Technology verification phase. Dynamic isotope power system. Final report

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    Halsey, D.G.

    1982-03-10

    The Phase I requirements of the Kilowatt Isotope Power System (KIPS) program were to make a detailed Flight System Conceptual Design (FSCD) for an isotope fueled organic Rankine cycle power system and to build and test a Ground Demonstration System (GDS) which simulated as closely as possible the operational characteristics of the FSCD. The activities and results of Phase II, the Technology Verification Phase, of the program are reported. The objectives of this phase were to increase system efficiency to 18.1% by component development, to demonstrate system reliability by a 5000 h endurance test and to update the flight system design. During Phase II, system performance was improved from 15.1% to 16.6%, an endurance test of 2000 h was performed while the flight design analysis was limited to a study of the General Purpose Heat Source, a study of the regenerator manufacturing technique and analysis of the hardness of the system to a laser threat. It was concluded from these tests that the GDS is basically prototypic of a flight design; all components necessary for satisfactory operation were demonstrated successfully at the system level; over 11,000 total h of operation without any component failure attested to the inherent reliability of this type of system; and some further development is required, specifically in the area of performance. (LCL)

  18. Role of EctR as transcriptional regulator of ectoine biosynthesis genes in Methylophaga thalassica.

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    Mustakhimov, I I; Reshetnikov, A S; Fedorov, D N; Khmelenina, V N; Trotsenko, Y A

    2012-08-01

    In the halophilic aerobic methylotrophic bacterium Methylophaga thalassica, the genes encoding the enzymes for biosynthesis of the osmoprotectant ectoine were shown to be located in operon ectABC-ask. Transcription of the ect-operon was started from the two promoters homologous to the σ(70)-dependent promoter of Escherichia coli and regulated by protein EctR, whose encoding gene, ectR, is transcribed from three promoters. Genes homologous to ectR of methylotrophs were found in clusters of ectoine biosynthesis genes in some non-methylotrophic halophilic bacteria. EctR proteins of methylotrophic and heterotrophic halophiles belong to the MarR-family of transcriptional regulators but form a separate branch on the phylogenetic tree of the MarR proteins.

  19. Emerging Two-Phase Cooling Technologies for Power Electronic Inverters

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    2005-08-17

    In order to meet the Department of Energy's (DOE's) FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FVCT) goals for volume, weight, efficiency, reliability, and cost, the cooling of the power electronic devices, traction motors, and generators is critical. Currently the power electronic devices, traction motors, and generators in a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) are primarily cooled by water-ethylene glycol (WEG) mixture. The cooling fluid operates as a single-phase coolant as the liquid phase of the WEG does not change to its vapor phase during the cooling process. In these single-phase systems, two cooling loops of WEG produce a low temperature (around 70 C) cooling loop for the power electronics and motor/generator, and higher temperature loop (around 105 C) for the internal combustion engine. There is another coolant option currently available in automobiles. It is possible to use the transmission oil as a coolant. The oil temperature exists at approximately 85 C which can be utilized to cool the power electronic and electrical devices. Because heat flux is proportional to the temperature difference between the device's hot surface and the coolant, a device that can tolerate higher temperatures enables the device to be smaller while dissipating the same amount of heat. Presently, new silicon carbide (SiC) devices and high temperature direct current (dc)-link capacitors, such as Teflon capacitors, are available but at significantly higher costs. Higher junction temperature (175 C) silicon (Si) dies are gradually emerging in the market, which will eventually help to lower hardware costs for cooling. The development of high-temperature devices is not the only way to reduce device size. Two-phase cooling that utilizes the vaporization of the liquid to dissipate heat is expected to be a very effective cooling method. Among two-phase cooling methods, different technologies such as spray, jet impingement, pool boiling and submersion, etc. are being developed. The

  20. Electronic Current Transducer (ECT) for high voltage dc lines

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    Houston, J. M.; Peters, P. H., Jr.; Summerayes, H. R., Jr.; Carlson, G. J.; Itani, A. M.

    1980-02-01

    The development of a bipolar electronic current transducer (ECT) for measuring the current in a high voltage dc (HVDC) power line at line potential is discussed. The design and construction of a free standing ECT for use on a 400 kV line having a nominal line current of 2000 A is described. Line current is measured by a 0.0001 ohm shunt whose voltage output is sampled by a 14 bit digital data link. The high voltage interface between line and ground is traversed by optical fibers which carry digital light signals as far as 300 m to a control room where the digital signal is converted back to an analog representation of the shunt voltage. Two redundant electronic and optical data links are used in the prototype. Power to operate digital and optical electronics and temperature controlling heaters at the line is supplied by a resistively and capacitively graded 10 stage cascade of ferrite core transformers located inside the hollow, SF6 filled, porcelain support insulator. The cascade is driven by a silicon controlled rectifier inverter which supplies about 100 W of power at 30 kHz.

  1. Poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation is recognized by ECT2 during mitosis.

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    Li, Mo; Bian, Chunjing; Yu, Xiaochun

    2014-01-01

    Poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation is an unique posttranslational modification and required for spindle assembly and function during mitosis. However, the molecular mechanism of poly(ADP-ribose) (PAR) in mitosis remains elusive. Here, we show the evidence that PAR is recognized by ECT2, a key guanine nucleotide exchange factor in mitosis. The BRCT domain of ECT2 directly binds to PAR both in vitro and in vivo. We further found that α-tubulin is PARylated during mitosis. PARylation of α-tubulin is recognized by ECT2 and recruits ECT2 to mitotic spindle for completing mitosis. Taken together, our study reveals a novel mechanism by which PAR regulates mitosis.

  2. The role of technology in reducing health care costs. Phase II and phase III.

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    Cilke, John F.; Parks, Raymond C.; Funkhouser, Donald Ray; Tebo, Michael A.; Murphy, Martin D.; Hightower, Marion Michael; Gallagher, Linda K.; Craft, Richard Layne, II; Garcia, Rudy John

    2004-04-01

    In Phase I of this project, reported in SAND97-1922, Sandia National Laboratories applied a systems approach to identifying innovative biomedical technologies with the potential to reduce U.S. health care delivery costs while maintaining care quality. The effort provided roadmaps for the development and integration of technology to meet perceived care delivery requirements and an economic analysis model for development of care pathway costs for two conditions: coronary artery disease (CAD) and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Phases II and III of this project, which are presented in this report, were directed at detailing the parameters of telemedicine that influence care delivery costs and quality. These results were used to identify and field test the communication, interoperability, and security capabilities needed for cost-effective, secure, and reliable health care via telemedicine.

  3. The ectD Gene, Which Is Involved in the Synthesis of the Compatible Solute Hydroxyectoine, Is Essential for Thermoprotection of the Halophilic Bacterium Chromohalobacter salexigens

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    García-Estepa, Raúl; Argandoña, Montserrat; Reina-Bueno, Mercedes; Capote, Nieves; Iglesias-Guerra, Fernando; Nieto, Joaquín J.; Vargas, Carmen

    2006-01-01

    The halophilic bacterium Chromohalobacter salexigens synthesizes and accumulates compatible solutes in response to salt and temperature stress. 13C-nuclear magnetic resonance analysis of cells grown in minimal medium at the limiting temperature of 45°C revealed the presence of hydroxyectoine, ectoine, glutamate, trehalose (not present in cells grown at 37°C), and the ectoine precursor, Nγ-acetyldiaminobutyric acid. High-performance liquid chromatography analyses showed that the levels of ectoine and hydroxyectoine were maximal during the stationary phase of growth. Accumulation of hydroxyectoine was up-regulated by salinity and temperature, whereas accumulation of ectoine was up-regulated by salinity and down-regulated by temperature. The ectD gene, which is involved in the conversion of ectoine to hydroxyectoine, was isolated as part of a DNA region that also contains a gene whose product belongs to the AraC-XylS family of transcriptional activators. Orthologs of ectD were found within the sequenced genomes of members of the proteobacteria, firmicutes, and actinobacteria, and their products were grouped into the ectoine hydroxylase subfamily, which was shown to belong to the superfamily of Fe(II)- and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent oxygenases. Analysis of the ectoine and hydroxyectoine contents of an ectABC ectD mutant strain fed with 1 mM ectoine or hydroxyectoine demonstrated that ectD is required for the main ectoine hydroxylase activity in C. salexigens. Although in minimal medium at 37°C the wild-type strain grew with 0.5 to 3.0 M NaCl, with optimal growth at 1.5 M NaCl, at 45°C it could not cope with the lowest (0.75 M NaCl) or the highest (3.0 M NaCl) salinity, and it grew optimally at 2.5 M NaCl. The ectD mutation caused a growth defect at 45°C in minimal medium with 1.5 to 2.5 M NaCl, but it did not affect growth at 37°C at any salinity tested. With 2.5 M NaCl, the ectD mutant synthesized 38% (at 37°C) and 15% (at 45°C) of the hydroxyectoine produced

  4. The Rossiter-McLaughlin effect for exoplanets

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    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available There are now more than 30 stars with transiting planets for which the stellar obliquity—or more precisely its sky projection—has been measured, via the eponymous effect of Rossiter and McLaughlin. The history of these measurements is intriguing. For 8 years a case was gradually building that the orbits of hot Jupiters are always well-aligned with the rotation of their parent stars. Then in a sudden reversal, many misaligned systems were found, and it now seems that even retrograde systems are not uncommon. I review the measurement technique underlying these discoveries, the patterns that have emerged from the data, and the implications for theories of planet formation and migration.

  5. DIS[subscript 2]ECT: A Framework for Effective Inclusive Science Instruction

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    Spaulding, Lucinda S.; Flannagan, Jenny Sue

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to provide special education and general education teachers a framework (DIS[subscript 2]ECT) for teaching science in inclusive settings. DIS2ECT stands for Design (Backwards); Individualization; Scaffolding and Strategies; Experiential learning; Cooperative Learning; and Teamwork. This framework was derived from our…

  6. European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System: An Alternative Way to Calculate the ECTS Grades

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    Grosges, Thomas; Barchiesi, Dominique

    2007-01-01

    The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) has been developed and instituted to facilitate student mobility and academic recognition. This paper presents, discusses, and illustrates the pertinence and the limitation of the current statistical distribution of the ECTS grades, and we propose an alternative way to calculate the ECTS…

  7. Supporting Open Access to European Academic Courses: The ASK-CDM-ECTS Tool

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    Sampson, Demetrios G.; Zervas, Panagiotis

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to present and evaluate a web-based tool, namely ASK-CDM-ECTS, which facilitates authoring and publishing on the web descriptions of (open) academic courses in machine-readable format using an application profile of the Course Description Metadata (CDM) specification, namely CDM-ECTS. Design/methodology/approach: The paper…

  8. Treatment of Methamphetamine Dependence with Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT in Iran: A Critical Note.

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    Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This comment article reviews the literature to explore whether the use of ECT for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence can be justified by scientific rationale and/or evidence.This article reviews the literature on the use of ECT in addictive disorders. It describes a patient with methamphetamine dependence treated with ECT. It then offers a historical review of the moral and ethical difficulties encountered in the treatment of addictive disorders. It proposes a dynamic understanding as to why clinicians might deploy such brutal actions in the face of hopeless and emotionally intense encounters.We found no scientific evidence or justification for ECT as a treatment of methamphetamine dependence or as the first line treatment for methamphetamine-induced psychiatric comorbidities.the current available evidence does not support using ECT for the treatment of addictive disorders, and hence is unethical, unacceptable and inhumane and warrants immediate social and political attention.

  9. Alternating phase shift mask technology for 65nm logic applications

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    Chakravorty, Kishore K.; Henrichs, Sven; Qiu, Wei; Chavez, Joas L.; Liu, Yi-Ping; Ghadiali, Firoz; Yung, Karmen; Wilcox, Nathan; Silva, Mary; Ma, Jian; Qu, Ping; Irvine, Brian; Yun, Henry; Cheng, Wen-Hao; Farnsworth, Jeff

    2006-03-01

    Alternating Phase Shift Mask (APSM) Technology has been developed and successfully implemented for the poly gate of 65nm node Logic application at Intel. This paper discusses the optimization of the mask design rules and fabrication process in order to enable high volume manufacturability. Intel's APSM technology is based on a dual sided trenched architecture. To meet the stringent OPC requirements associated with patterning of narrow gates required for the 65nm node, Chrome width between the Zero and Pi aperture need to be minimized. Additionally, APSM lithography has an inherently low MEEF that furthermore, drives a narrower Chrome line as compared to the Binary approach. The double sided trenched structure with narrow Chrome lines are mechanically vulnerable and prone to damage when exposed to conventional mask processing steps. Therefore, new processing approaches were developed to minimize the damage to the patterned mask features. For example, cleaning processes were optimized to minimize Chrome & quartz damage while retaining the cleaning effectiveness. In addition, mask design rules were developed which ensured manufacturability. The narrow Chrome regions between the zero and Pi apertures severely restrict the tolerance for the placement of the second level resists edges with respect to the first level. UV Laser Writer based resist patterning capability, capable of providing the required Overlay tolerance, was developed, An AIMS based methodology was used to optimize the undercut and minimize the aerial image CD difference between the Zero and Pi apertures.

  10. Precise analysis on PSI and ISI ECT data of the leaked SG tube in Ulchin unit 4

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    Choi, M. S.; Lee, D. H.; Hur, D. H. [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2003-01-15

    Verification of the cause of failure in the leaked SG tube of UCN 4 through precise analysis on ECT data : review on the official ECT results of the leaked SG tube, review on the official ECT results of the leaked SG tube, reproduction and evaluation of PSI-ECT signal of the leaked SG tube, quantitative analysis on the changes in ECT signal from PSI to ISI and exposition of initiation and growth of defect during operation, interpretation of the cause of bulge formation, interpretation of corrosion mechanism and rupture failure process. Recommendation for improvement in ECt evaluation of UCN 4 : review of the present ECT evaluation process, recommendation of the revised and optimized ECT evaluation process.

  11. Ect2, an ortholog of Drosophila Pebble, regulates formation of growth cones in primary cortical neurons

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    Tsuji, Takahiro; Higashida, Chiharu; Aoki, Yoshihiko; Islam, Mohammad Saharul; Dohmoto, Mitsuko; Higashida, Haruhiro

    2016-01-01

    In collaboration with Marshall Nirenberg, we performed in vivo RNA interference (RNAi) genome-wide screening in Drosophila embryos. Pebble has been shown to be involved in Drosophila neuronal development. We have also reported that depletion of Ect2, a mammalian ortholog of Pebble, induces differentiation in NG108-15 neuronal cells. However, the precise role of Ect2 in neuronal development has yet to be studied. Here, we confirmed in PC12 pheochromocytoma cells that inhibition of Ect2 expression by RNAi stimulated neurite outgrowth, and in the mouse embryonic cortex that Ect2 was accumulated throughout the ventricular and subventricular zones with neuronal progenitor cells. Next, the effects of Ect2 depletion were studied in primary cultures of mouse embryonic cortical neurons: Loss of Ect2 did not affect the differentiation stages of neuritogenesis, the number of neurites, or axon length, while the numbers of growth cones and growth cone-like structures were increased. Taken together, our results suggest that Ect2 contributes to neuronal morphological differentiation through regulation of growth cone dynamics. PMID:22366651

  12. Ect2, an ortholog of Drosophila Pebble, regulates formation of growth cones in primary cortical neurons.

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    Tsuji, Takahiro; Higashida, Chiharu; Aoki, Yoshihiko; Islam, Mohammad Saharul; Dohmoto, Mitsuko; Higashida, Haruhiro

    2012-11-01

    In collaboration with Marshall Nirenberg, we performed in vivo RNA interference (RNAi) genome-wide screening in Drosophila embryos. Pebble has been shown to be involved in Drosophila neuronal development. We have also reported that depletion of Ect2, a mammalian ortholog of Pebble, induces differentiation in NG108-15 neuronal cells. However, the precise role of Ect2 in neuronal development has yet to be studied. Here, we confirmed in PC12 pheochromocytoma cells that inhibition of Ect2 expression by RNAi stimulated neurite outgrowth, and in the mouse embryonic cortex that Ect2 was accumulated throughout the ventricular and subventricular zones with neuronal progenitor cells. Next, the effects of Ect2 depletion were studied in primary cultures of mouse embryonic cortical neurons: Loss of Ect2 did not affect the differentiation stages of neuritogenesis, the number of neurites, or axon length, while the numbers of growth cones and growth cone-like structures were increased. Taken together, our results suggest that Ect2 contributes to neuronal morphological differentiation through regulation of growth cone dynamics.

  13. Tunable aqueous polymer-phase impregnated resins-technology-a novel approach to aqueous two-phase extraction.

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    van Winssen, F A; Merz, J; Schembecker, G

    2014-02-14

    Aqueous Two-Phase Extraction (ATPE) represents a promising unit operation for downstream processing of biotechnological products. The technique provides several advantages such as a biocompatible environment for the extraction of sensitive and biologically active compounds. However, the tendency of some aqueous two-phase systems to form intensive and stable emulsions can lead to long phase separation times causing an increased footprint for the required mixer-settler devices or the need for additional equipment such as centrifuges. In this work, a novel approach to improve ATPE for downstream processing applications called 'Tunable Aqueous Polymer-Phase Impregnated Resins' (TAPPIR(®))-Technology is presented. The technology is based on the immobilization of one aqueous phase inside the pores of a solid support. The second aqueous phase forms the bulk liquid around the impregnated solids. Due to the immobilization of one phase, phase emulsification and phase separation of ATPE are realized in a single step. In this study, a biodegradable and sustainable aqueous two-phase system consisting of aqueous polyethylene glycol/sodiumcitrate solutions was chosen. The impregnation of different macroporous glass and ceramic solids was investigated and could be proven to be stable. Additionally, the separation of the dye Patent blue V was successfully performed with the TAPPIR(®)-Technology. Thus, the "proof of principle" of this technology is presented.

  14. HOT ELLY technology phase IIIa. HOT ELLY Technologie Phase IIIa; Schlussbericht

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    Erdle, E.; Heitzer, J.; Oehmichen, I.; Schamm, R.; Spaeh, R.; Stolten, D.

    1993-05-01

    The essential objectives of the project were - the development of a technological basis for a high power density stack and module concept with a superior to the tubular units pursued so far, - inclusion of the reverse process to the initial development focus of high temperature steam electrolysis HOT ELLY, i.e. the direct power generation from combustible gases by the sofc (solid oxide fuel cell). As a result of extensive investigations a planar cross-flow design was chosen as a guiding line. For its realisation the materials were further developed and optimized on the basis of the results of former phases of the HOT ELLY technology program. For the manufacture of planar components key technologies were elaborated as e.g. casting, lamination and sintering of ceramic tapes. Additionally processes for the joining of cell stacks as well as components for the gas manifolding of stacks were developed. Laboratory scale stacks of up to five cells with an area of 50x50mm[sup 2] successfully absolved long term tests in the electrolysis and sofc operation mode and verified the high power density of the planar design. Sofc-operation with methane as a fuel as well as the high potential with respect to efficiency were demonstrated. Process engineering investigations of sofc-power plants revealed that efficiencies of power generation significantly above 60% are achievable and good perspectives with respect to economic viability of sofc-systems exist. (orig.). 10 tabs., 125 figs.

  15. BIM在工程造价全过程管理中的应用%BIM Application in the Whole Process Management of Proj ect Cost

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    徐卓华

    2016-01-01

    This paper mainly discusses the BIM practical value in the whole process management of proj ect cost,in order to promote BIM technology and expand its applications.%该文主要探讨了BIM在工程造价全过程管理中的实用价值,以期更好地推广 BIM技术、拓展 BIM应用领域。

  16. Literatura ectópica y literatura de exilio: apuntes teóricos

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    Vladimer Luarsabishvili

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo intentamos acercarnos a la literatura ectópica desde la definición que propuso el profesor Tomás Albaladejo Mayordomo en su trabajo titulado “Sobre la literatura ectópica”. Tratamos de utilizar las ideas en él expresadas para establecer una clara diferencia de tipo teórico-literario entre la literatura ectópica y la literatura del exilio y ejemplificarla con algunos casos del exilio ruso del siglo XX.

  17. Severe agitation in severe early-onset Alzheimer’s disease resolves with ECT

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    Aksay SS

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Suna Su Aksay, Lucrezia Hausner, Lutz Frölich, Alexander Sartorius Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany Abstract: Dementia-related behavioral disturbances are mostly treated with antipsychotics; however, the observed beneficial effects are modest and the risk of serious adverse effects high. We report the case of a 57-year-old woman with severe early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and severe agitation, whom we treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT. A significant clinical improvement was achieved over eight ECT sessions, which were tolerated well without cognitive worsening, and lasted approximately 3 months. Our case demonstrates the safe and effective use of ECT in pharmacotherapy-resistant severe agitation in Alzheimer’s disease. The risk–benefit profile of ECT for dementia-related agitation should be further investigated in clinical trials. Keywords: dementia, electroconvulsive therapy, cognition, emotional distress, disinhibition.

  18. [Nasal submicron emulsion of Scutellariae Radix extract preparation technology research based on phase transfer of solute technology].

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    Shi, Ya-jun; Shi, Jun-hui; Chen, Shi-bin; Yang, Ming

    2015-07-01

    Based on the demand of nasal drug delivery high drug loadings, using the unique phase transfer of solute, integrating the phospholipid complex preparation and submicron emulsion molding process of Scutellariae Radix extract, the study obtained the preparation of the high drug loadings submicron emulsion of Scutellariae Radix extract. In the study of drug solution dispersion method, the uniformity of drug dispersed as the evaluation index, the traditional mixing method, grinding, homogenate and solute phase transfer technology were investigated, and the solute phase transfer technology was adopted in the last. With the adoption of new technology, the drug loading capacity reached 1.33% (phospholipid complex was 4%). The drug loading capacity was improved significantly. The transfer of solute method and timing were studied as follows,join the oil phase when the volume of phospholipid complex anhydrous ethanol solution remaining 30%, the solute phase transfer was completed with the continued recycling of anhydrous ethanol. After drug dissolved away to oil phase, the preparation technology of colostrum was determined with the evaluation index of emulsion droplet form. The particle size of submicron emulsion, PDI and stability parameters were used as evaluation index, orthogonal methodology were adopted to optimize the submicron emulsion ingredient and main influential factors of high pressure homogenization technology. The optimized preparation technology of Scutellariae Radix extract nasal submicron emulsion is practical and stable.

  19. Maintained Improvement of Neurocognitive Function in Major Depressive Disorders 6 Months after ECT

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    Mohn, Christine; Rund, Bjørn Rishovd

    2016-01-01

    Both impaired and improved cognitive function after electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in major depressive disorder (MDD) patients may occur. We have previously found improved cognitive function 6 weeks after ECT in this group. The aim of this study was to report 6-month follow-up results from the same prospective project monitoring cognitive effects of ECT. Thirty-one patients with MDD were assessed with the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB), the Everyday Memory Questionnaire (EMQ), and the Montgomery–Åsberg Depression Rating Scale prior to, 6 weeks, and 6 months after ECT. Compared to baseline, the speed of processing, attention/vigilance, and reasoning/problem solving test results were significantly improved. The depression score was significantly reduced. There were no changes in subjective memory complaint. There was no significant relationship between the EMQ and the MCCB subtests, but a significant correlation between current depression level and the EMQ. Six months after ECT the cognitive improvement reported at 6-week follow-up was maintained and extended. The corresponding decrease in depressive symptoms and stability in subjectively reported memory complaints suggest that the antidepressant effects of ECT do not occur at the expense of cognitive function. PMID:28066273

  20. Safe performance of ECT in severely ill patients: A retrospective study

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT is nowadays known as a first line therapy in many certain illness conditions. Despite the fact that psychotic depression and treatment resistant depression are more common in geriatric psychiatry, the use of ECT is not. The aim of our study was to show that ECT can be safely performed even if patients show high comorbidity and are therefore per se at a higher risk for experiencing severe side effects. Methods: We examined 25 ECT treated and severely ill patients of advanced age (mean 66 years by chart review. Results: Mean age corrected Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI was 4.1, mean Cumulative Illness Rating Scale for Geriatrics (CIRS-G 10.5. Generally, ECT- related complications were rated as mild and short termed, 14 patients showed no complications at all. Complications did not correlate with age or comorbidity. Post hoc, we noted a significant advantage for the use of propofol or etomidate compared with thiopental as narcotic agents. Conclusions: Under optimized somatic treatment conditions ECT can be performed safely in comorbid patients of advanced age. However, a risk/benefit analysis should always be performed individually.

  1. ECT in the treatment of a patient with catatonia: consent and complications.

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    Zisselman, Marc H; Jaffe, Richard L

    2010-02-01

    Acute catatonia in an adolescent or young adult can present complex clinical challenges. Prominent issues include those involving diagnosis, timely and effective treatment, and diminished capacity to provide consent. The authors describe a 19-year-old woman presenting initially with manic excitement followed by a lengthy period of mutism, immobility, and food and fluid refusal. Elevated temperature, an elevated creatine phosphokinase level, and autonomic dysfunction led to consideration of a malignant catatonic syndrome. The patient manifested rigidity accompanied by posturing and waxy flexibility. Neurologic, medical, and laboratory evaluations failed to identify an organic cause for the likely catatonia. Treatment with amantadine, bromocriptine, and lorazepam was unsuccessful. ECT was deemed appropriate but required emergency guardianship because of the patient's inability to provide consent. At the initial ECT session, the elicited seizure was followed by an episode of torsade de pointes requiring immediate cardioversion. In reviewing the ECT complication, it appeared that muscle damage due to catatonic immobility led to acute hyperkalemia with the administration of succinylcholine. Discussions were held with the patient's guardian outlining the clinical issues and the risks of additional ECT. The patient responded to eight subsequent ECT sessions administered with rocuronium, a nondepolarizing muscle relaxant. The authors provide a brief review of the diagnosis and treatment of catatonia and address issues surrounding ECT, cardiac effects, use of muscle relaxants, and the consent process.

  2. 肺癌脊柱骨转移ECT检查结果分析%Analysis the ECT Inspection Result of Lung Cancer Couple With Osseous Metastasis

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    2015-01-01

    Objective Analysis the results of ECT examination in patients with lung cancer with spinal metastases.MethodsSelected 600 cases adopt underwent imaging examination, mainly through the X-ray plain iflm, CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI ), radionuclide imaging (ECT), serum alkaline phosphatase (AKP), and other examination methods to determine, which is based on ECT technology. Analysis and inspection results. ResultsAll patients showed different degrees of pain, and chest pain patients accounted for the largest proportion. Different pathological types of lung cancer bone metastasis in different conditions. Some patients appear to have multiple metastases.Conclusion The use of ECT technology for bone metastasis, high sensitivity, is conducive to the early treatment of patients.%目的:分析肺癌脊柱骨转移患者ECT检查结果。方法选取600例行影像学检查的患者,主要是通过进行X线平片、CT扫描、磁共振(MRI)、放射性核素显像(ECT)、血清碱性磷酸酶(AKP)等多种检查方式的得以判断的,其中以ECT技术检查为主,分析检查结果。结果患者均表现为不同程度的疼痛,其中胸部疼痛患者所占比例最大。不同病理类型肺癌脊柱骨转移分布情况不同,部分患者出现多部位转移。结论采用ECT技术进行骨转移检查,敏感性高,利于患者的早期治疗。

  3. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for treating agitation in dementia (major neurocognitive disorder) - a promising option.

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    Glass, Oliver M; Forester, Brent P; Hermida, Adriana P

    2017-05-01

    Agitation in patients with dementia increases caretaker burden, increases healthcare costs, and worsens the patient's quality of life. Antipsychotic medications, commonly used for the treatment of agitation in patients with dementia have a box warning from the FDA for elevated mortality risk. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has made significant advances over the past several years, and is efficacious in treating a wide range of psychiatric conditions. We provide a systematic review of published literature regarding the efficacy of ECT for the treatment of agitation in patients with dementia (major neurocognitive disorder). We searched PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, UptoDate, Embase, and Cochrane for literature concerning ECT for treating agitation in dementia using the title search terms "ECT agitation dementia;" "ECT aggression dementia;" "ECT Behavior and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia;" and "ECT BPSD." The term "dementia" was also interchanged with "Major Neurocognitive Disorder." No time frame restriction was placed. We attempted to include all publications that were found to ensure a comprehensive review. We found 11 papers, with a total (N) of 216 patients. Limited to case reports, case series, retrospective chart review, retrospective case-control, and an open label prospective study, ECT has demonstrated promising results in decreasing agitation in patients with dementia. Patients who relapsed were found to benefit from maintenance ECT. Available studies are often limited by concomitant psychotropic medications, inconsistent use of objective rating scales, short follow-up, lack of a control group, small sample sizes, and publication bias. A future randomized controlled trial will pose ethical and methodological challenges. A randomized controlled trial must carefully consider the definition of usual care as a comparison group. Well-documented prospective studies and/or additional case series with explicit selection criteria, a wide range of outcome

  4. Phase plate technology for laser marking of magnetic discs

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    Neuman, B.; Honig, J.; Hackel, L.; Dane, C.B.; Dixit, S.

    1998-10-27

    An advanced design for a phase plate enables the distribution of spots in arbitrarily shaped patterns with very high uniformity and with a continuously or near-continuously varying phase pattern. A continuous phase pattern eliminates large phase jumps typically expected in a grating that provides arbitrary shapes. Large phase jumps increase scattered light outside of the desired pattern, reduce efficiency and can make the grating difficult to manufacture. When manufacturing capabilities preclude producing a fully continuous grating, the present design can be easily adapted to minimize manufacturing errors and maintain high efficiencies. This continuous grating is significantly more efficient than previously described Dammann gratings, offers much more flexibility in generating spot patterns and is easier to manufacture and replicate than a multi-level phase grating. 3 figs.

  5. Technology needs for the later phases of an oil spill

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    Goodman, R. [Innovative Ventures Ltd., Cochrane, AB (Canada)

    2007-07-01

    The phases of an oil spill response can be classified as initial response, project phase, end phase and the monitoring phase. The initial on-water phase of the response or shoreline cleanup includes the development of contingency planning, stockpiling of equipment and research into response equipment for removing oil on water. Lack of planning for a response can lead to an initial response that has less than satisfactory results. An initial assessment of the oil spill response begins at the moment the spill occurs and continues for days, depending on the quality of the initial response. This phase includes the use of booms, skimmers, dispersants and in-situ burning. It was emphasized that oil spill research should focus on gathering scientific information needed to make decisions during the project phase and beyond. Typically, this will involve the study of long-term impacts and should be undertaken in a research environment in order to apply new data to any spill scenario. This paper highlighted knowledge needs to support decisions in the cleanup phase. The Exxon Valdez incident provided information on the long-term impacts of a variety of cleanup techniques. This paper also addressed damage assessment and restoration issues along with the decision to terminate a response. Once a response has been terminated, long-term monitoring of the ecosystem begins in order to identify the spill impact. 9 refs., 6 figs.

  6. Avionics Technology Contract Project Report Phase I with Research Findings.

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    Sappe', Hoyt; Squires, Shiela S.

    This document reports on Phase I of a project that examined the occupation of avionics technician, established appropriate committees, and conducted task verification. Results of this phase provide the basic information required to develop the program standards and to guide and set up the committee structure to guide the project. Section 1…

  7. An anillin-Ect2 complex stabilizes central spindle microtubules at the cortex during cytokinesis.

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    Paul Frenette

    Full Text Available Cytokinesis occurs due to the RhoA-dependent ingression of an actomyosin ring. During anaphase, the Rho GEF (guanine nucleotide exchange factor Ect2 is recruited to the central spindle via its interaction with MgcRacGAP/Cyk-4, and activates RhoA in the central plane of the cell. Ect2 also localizes to the cortex, where it has access to RhoA. The N-terminus of Ect2 binds to Cyk-4, and the C-terminus contains conserved DH (Dbl homologous and PH (Pleckstrin Homology domains with GEF activity. The PH domain is required for Ect2's cortical localization, but its molecular function is not known. In cultured human cells, we found that the PH domain interacts with anillin, a contractile ring protein that scaffolds actin and myosin and interacts with RhoA. The anillin-Ect2 interaction may require Ect2's association with lipids, since a novel mutation in the PH domain, which disrupts phospholipid association, weakens their interaction. An anillin-RacGAP50C (homologue of Cyk-4 complex was previously described in Drosophila, which may crosslink the central spindle to the cortex to stabilize the position of the contractile ring. Our data supports an analogous function for the anillin-Ect2 complex in human cells and one hypothesis is that this complex has functionally replaced the Drosophila anillin-RacGAP50C complex. Complexes between central spindle proteins and cortical proteins could regulate the position of the contractile ring by stabilizing microtubule-cortical interactions at the division plane to ensure the generation of active RhoA in a discrete zone.

  8. Identification and characterization of EctR1, a new transcriptional regulator of the ectoine biosynthesis genes in the halotolerant methanotroph Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20Z.

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    Mustakhimov, Ildar I; Reshetnikov, Alexander S; Glukhov, Anatoly S; Khmelenina, Valentina N; Kalyuzhnaya, Marina G; Trotsenko, Yuri A

    2010-01-01

    Genes encoding key enzymes of the ectoine biosynthesis pathway in the halotolerant obligate methanotroph Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20Z have been shown to be organized into an ectABC-ask operon. Transcription of the ect operon is initiated from two promoters, ectAp(1) and ectAp(2) (ectAp(1)p(2)), similar to the sigma(70)-dependent promoters of Escherichia coli. Upstream of the gene cluster, an open reading frame (ectR1) encoding a MarR-like transcriptional regulator was identified. Investigation of the influence of EctR1 on the activity of the ectAp(1)p(2) promoters in wild-type M. alcaliphilum 20Z and ectR1 mutant strains suggested that EctR1 is a negative regulator of the ectABC-ask operon. Purified recombinant EctR1-His(6) specifically binds as a homodimer to the putative -10 motif of the ectAp(1) promoter. The EctR1 binding site contains a pseudopalindromic sequence (TATTTAGT-GT-ACTATATA) composed of 8-bp half-sites separated by 2 bp. Transcription of the ectR1 gene is initiated from a single sigma(70)-like promoter. The location of the EctR1 binding site between the transcriptional and translational start sites of the ectR1 gene suggests that EctR1 may regulate its own expression. The data presented suggest that in Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20Z, EctR1-mediated control of the transcription of the ect genes is not the single mechanism for the regulation of ectoine biosynthesis.

  9. Generating technology assessment. Phase I work plan, Task 1 report

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    A plan of work outlining information to assess electric generating technologies is presented. Projections are made of realistic and understandable engineering and cost assessments of nonnuclear electrical generating technologies. A computer-based method of producing such engineering and cost estimates for use by EIA's Coal and Electric Power Analysis Division is to be developed and implemented. Technologies and processes to be assessed are: all nonnuclear conventional and nonconventional (coal gasification, advanced combustion turbines, atmospheric fluidized bed combustion, fuel cells, geothermal, solar thermal and photovoltaics, biomass conversion to electricity, ocean thermal, wind, and MHD). Engineering specifications recommended for determination are listed. Compatibility of the technologies are to be assessed with EIA models: MEFS, LEAP, and NCM.

  10. ECT associated musical hallucinations in an elderly patient: a case report

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    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT is a medical treatment for severe mental illness in which small, carefully controlled electricity is applied to the brain. This electric stimulation is done in conjunction with anesthesia and muscle relaxant medications to produce a mild generalized seizure. This is used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. This is most effective in the treatment of severe depression providing a rapid relief. We report and discuss an unusual presentation of a ninety three year old lady with a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent, Severe with Psychotic features (296.34 who experienced musical hallucinations whilst she was treated on ECT. Clinically there was an inverse relationship between the biological symptoms of depression and musical hallucination during the ECT management. Though similar reports have never been reported earlier, we noticed a good association between the initiation of ECT and musical hallucination in our patient. The patient stopped experiencing musical hallucinations and improved of her biological symptoms of depression completely after the full course of ECT.

  11. ECT associated musical hallucinations in an elderly patient: a case report.

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    Janakiraman, Raguraman; Wildgoose, Keith; Seelam, Kalyan

    2006-08-04

    Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) is a medical treatment for severe mental illness in which small, carefully controlled electricity is applied to the brain. This electric stimulation is done in conjunction with anesthesia and muscle relaxant medications to produce a mild generalized seizure. This is used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. This is most effective in the treatment of severe depression providing a rapid relief. We report and discuss an unusual presentation of a ninety three year old lady with a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent, Severe with Psychotic features (296.34) who experienced musical hallucinations whilst she was treated on ECT. Clinically there was an inverse relationship between the biological symptoms of depression and musical hallucination during the ECT management. Though similar reports have never been reported earlier, we noticed a good association between the initiation of ECT and musical hallucination in our patient. The patient stopped experiencing musical hallucinations and improved of her biological symptoms of depression completely after the full course of ECT.

  12. Students’ factors affecting undergraduates’ perceptions of their teaching and learning process within ECTS experience

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. The objective of this research was to learn what variables determine satisfaction with the teaching-learning process (TLP, from the perspective of students participating in the ECTS experience (European Credit Transfer System. Method. A total of 1490 students from the Universities of Almería and Granada (Spain participated in an evaluation of their class subjects. They completed a protocol for evaluating the ECTS experience. Analyses of Variance were carried out, taking different measures as independent variables, such as student’s grade average, year in school, branch of studies, workload in terms of ECTS credits per subject and the use of e-learning. Perception of TLP was used as the dependent variable.Results. Variables that establish significant differences in the perception of the TL process were determined. Student’s grade average (in favor of high performers, year in school (in favor of earlier years, ECTS load (in favor of subjects with a medium load of credits, and e-learning (in favor of its use establish a sufficiently delimited profile of factors that trigger a favorable perception of this process. Discussion and Conclusions. The appearance of significant differences showed that perception of TLP depends on different variables that were assessed. Thus, it is important to take these variables into consideration in giving shape to the European Higher Education Area. We comment on the results and their implications for the large-scale implementation of the ECTS.

  13. Enabling Technologies for Direct Detection Optical Phase Modulation Formats

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    Xu, Xian

    Phase modulation formats are believed to be one of the key enabling techniques for next generation high speed long haul fiber-optic communication systems due to the following main advantages: (1) with a balanced detection, a better receiver sensitivity over conventional intensity modulation formats, e.g., a ˜3-dB sensitivity improvement using differential phase shift keying (DPSK) and a ˜1.3-dB sensitivity improvement using differential quadrature phase shift keying (DQPSK); (2) excellent robustness against fiber nonlinearities; (3) high spectrum efficiency when using multilevel phase modulation formats, such as DQPSK. As the information is encoded in the phase of the optical field, the phase modulation formats are sensitive to the phase-related impairments and the deterioration induced in the phase-intensity conversion. This consequently creates new challenging issues. The research objective of this thesis is to depict some of the challenging issues and provide possible solutions. The first challenge is the cross-phase modulation (XPM) penalty for the phase modulated channels co-propagating with the intensity modulated channels. The penalty comes from the pattern dependent intensity fluctuations of the neighboring intensity modulated channels being converted into phase noise in the phase modulation channels. We propose a model to theoretically analyze the XPM penalty dependence on the walk off effect. From this model, we suggest that using fibers with large local dispersion or intentionally introducing some residual dispersion per span would help mitigate the XPM penalty. The second challenge is the polarization dependent frequency shift (PDf) induced penalty during the phase-intensity conversion. The direct detection DPSK is usually demodulated in a Mach-Zehnder delay interferometer (DI). The polarization dependence of DI introduces a PDf causing a frequency offset between the laser's frequency and the transmissivity peak of DI, degrading the demodulated DPSK

  14. Study of ultrasonic phased array inspection imaging technology for NDT

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    Shan Baohua; Duan Zhongdong; Ou Jinping

    2006-01-01

    A research about the ultrasonic phased array imaging principle from A-scan signal to B-scan image for nondestructive testing (NDT) was conducted in this paper, the ultrasonic phased array inspection imaging system used in industrial field was developed and the experiment was performed on the steel testing block by the system with 64 elements, 5MHz phased array transducer.Experimental results show that the flaws could be accurately detected and the flaws size could be estimated from the B-scan images, and the B-scan images could clearly show the location of the flaws, but the quality of Bscan images needs to be enhanced by digital signal processing and controlling dynamic focusing for improving the image resolution.

  15. Technology Transfer at Edgar Mine: Phase 1; October 2016

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    Augustine, Chad R [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Bauer, Stephen [Sandia National Laboratory; Nakagawa, Masami [Colorado School of Mines; Zhou, Wendy [Colorado School of Mines

    2017-09-14

    The objective of this project is to study the flow of fluid through the fractures and to characterize the efficiency of heat extraction (heat transfer) from the test rock mass in the Edgar Mine, managed by Colorado School of Mines in Idaho Springs, CO. The experiment consists of drilling into the wall of the mine and fracturing the rock, characterizing the size and nature of the fracture network, circulating fluid through the network, and measuring the efficiency of heat extraction from the 'reservoir' by monitoring the temperature of the 'produced' fluid with time. This is a multi-year project performed as a collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado School of Mines and Sandia National Laboratories and carried out in phases. This report summarizes Phase 1: Selection and characterization of the location for the experiment, and outlines the steps for Phase 2: Circulation Experiments.

  16. Research of Hybrid Three-phase equilibrium Technology

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    Xu, K.; Liu, Z. Z.; Qi, G. Z.; Hou, Y. J.

    2016-08-01

    This paper puts forward a kind of managerial method based on the combination of PPF (passive power filter) and APF (active power filter) for the problem of three-phase current balance in three-phase four-wire system. This method uses two special reactors to filter zero- sequence current and uses APF to filter negative-sequence fundamental current, positive- sequence and negative-sequence harmonic current. It is more effective, reliable and economic. This paper proves feasibility of the method by the simulation results.

  17. A hybrid ECT image reconstruction based on Tikhonov regularization theory and SIRT algorithm

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    Lei, Wang; Xiaotong, Du; Xiaoyin, Shao

    2007-07-01

    Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) image reconstruction is a key problem that is not well solved due to the influence of soft-field in the ECT system. In this paper, a new hybrid ECT image reconstruction algorithm is proposed by combining Tikhonov regularization theory and Simultaneous Reconstruction Technique (SIRT) algorithm. Tikhonov regularization theory is used to solve ill-posed image reconstruction problem to obtain a stable original reconstructed image in the region of the optimized solution aggregate. Then, SIRT algorithm is used to improve the quality of the final reconstructed image. In order to satisfy the industrial requirement of real-time computation, the proposed algorithm is further been modified to improve the calculation speed. Test results show that the quality of reconstructed image is better than that of the well-known Filter Linear Back Projection (FLBP) algorithm and the time consumption of the new algorithm is less than 0.1 second that satisfies the online requirements.

  18. A hybrid ECT image reconstruction based on Tikhonov regularization theory and SIRT algorithm

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    Wang Lei [School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, 250061, Jinan (China); Du Xiaotong [School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, 250061, Jinan (China); Shao Xiaoyin [Department of Manufacture Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong (China)

    2007-07-15

    Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) image reconstruction is a key problem that is not well solved due to the influence of soft-field in the ECT system. In this paper, a new hybrid ECT image reconstruction algorithm is proposed by combining Tikhonov regularization theory and Simultaneous Reconstruction Technique (SIRT) algorithm. Tikhonov regularization theory is used to solve ill-posed image reconstruction problem to obtain a stable original reconstructed image in the region of the optimized solution aggregate. Then, SIRT algorithm is used to improve the quality of the final reconstructed image. In order to satisfy the industrial requirement of real-time computation, the proposed algorithm is further been modified to improve the calculation speed. Test results show that the quality of reconstructed image is better than that of the well-known Filter Linear Back Projection (FLBP) algorithm and the time consumption of the new algorithm is less than 0.1 second that satisfies the online requirements.

  19. Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of CTP:phosphoethanolamine cytidylyltransferase (ECT) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Ohtsuka, Jun; Nagata, Koji; Lee, Woo Cheol [Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657 (Japan); Ono, Yusuke; Fukuda, Ryouichi; Ohta, Akinori [Department of Biotechnology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657 (Japan); Tanokura, Masaru, E-mail: amtanok@mail.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657 (Japan)

    2006-10-01

    CTP:phosphoethanolamine cytidylyltransferase from S. cerevisiae has been expressed, purified and crystallized. CTP:phosphoethanolamine cytidylyltransferase (ECT) is the enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of phosphoethanolamine to CDP-ethanolamine in the phosphatidylethanolamine-biosynthetic pathway (Kennedy pathway). ECT from Saccharomyces cerevisiae was crystallized by the sitting-drop vapour-diffusion method using PEG 4000 as precipitant. The crystals diffracted X-rays from a synchrotron-radiation source to 1.88 Å resolution. The space group was assigned as primitive tetragonal, P4{sub 1}2{sub 1}2 or P4{sub 3}2{sub 1}2, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 66.3, c = 150.8 Å. The crystals contain one ECT molecule in the asymmetric unit (V{sub M} = 2.2 Å{sup 3} Da{sup −1}), with a solvent content of 43%.

  20. A Case of Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Treated with ECT.

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    Jones, Kristin C; Schwartz, Ann C; Hermida, Adriana P; Kahn, David A

    2015-09-01

    We describe the case of a 17-year-old male who presented with acute onset of seizures and malignant catatonia with psychosis, agitation, and hypermetabolism, who responded to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Soon after he began to respond, he was diagnosed with anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis and then given immunosuppressive therapy. Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is an increasingly recognized autoimmune disorder that often presents with neuropsychiatric symptoms. The mainstays for treatment have been early diagnosis, tumor work-up and removal if found, and initiation of immunosuppressive therapy. Treatment response is often slow and residual symptoms common. In this case, ECT produced clinical stabilization before the underlying diagnosis of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis was made and standard treatment initiated. We suggest that ECT may be highly beneficial for stabilizing life-threatening neuropsychiatric symptoms in this syndrome and should be considered as a potentially additive treatment to immunotherapy when rapid relief is sought.

  1. Phase Change Permeation Technology for Environmental Control & Life Support Systems Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This project will explore a recent advancement in Phase Change Permeation™ technology to enable improved (1) water recovery from urine/brine for Environmental...

  2. RF photonics technology for phased array antenna applications

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    Meijerink, A.; Roeloffzen, C.G.H.; Marpaung, D.A.I.; Zhuang, L.; Etten, van W.C.; Leinse, A.; Hoekman, M.; Heideman, R.G.

    2008-01-01

    One of the key research topics of the Telecommunication Engineering (TE) Group at the University of Twente (UT) is RF Photonics. The aim of this field is to develop schemes that utilize the advantages of optical technology for performing RF functions in wireless communication systems. Examples of su

  3. Early phase Technology Assessment of nanotechnology in oncology

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    Retèl, Valesca P.; Hummel, Marjan J.M.; Harten, van Willem H.

    2008-01-01

    To perform early Technology Assessment (TA) of nanotechnology in oncology. The possibilities of nanotechnology for detection (imaging), diagnosis and treatment of cancer are subject of different research programs where major investments are concerned. As a range of bio- nanotechnologies is expected

  4. Assessment of the Vapor Phase Catalytic Ammonia Removal (VPCAR) Technology at the MSFC ECLS Test Facility

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    Tomes, Kristin; Long, David; Carter, Layne; Flynn, Michael

    2007-01-01

    The Vapor Phase Catalytic Ammonia. Removal (VPCAR) technology has been previously discussed as a viable option for. the Exploration Water Recovery System. This technology integrates a phase change process with catalytic oxidation in the vapor phase to produce potable water from exploration mission wastewaters. A developmental prototype VPCAR was designed, built and tested under funding provided by a National Research. Announcement (NRA) project. The core technology, a Wiped Film Rotating Device (WFRD) was provided by Water Reuse Technologies under the NRA, whereas Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International performed the hardware integration and acceptance test. of the system. Personnel at the-Ames Research Center performed initial systems test of the VPCAR using ersatz solutions. To assess the viability of this hardware for Exploration. Life Support (ELS) applications, the hardware has been modified and tested at the MSFC ECLS Test facility. This paper summarizes the hardware modifications and test results and provides an assessment of this technology for the ELS application.

  5. Phase Change Permeation Technology For Environmental Control Life Support Systems

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    Wheeler, Raymond M.

    2014-01-01

    Use of a phase change permeation membrane (Dutyion [Trademark]) to passively and selectively mobilize water in microgravity to enable improved water recovery from urine/brine for Environment Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) and water delivery to plans for potential use in microgravity.

  6. Inferences in Linear Mixed Models with Skew-normal Random Eff ects

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    Ren Dao YE; Tong Hui WANG

    2015-01-01

    For the linear mixed model with skew-normal random eff ects, this paper gives the density function, moment generating function and independence conditions. The noncentral skew chi-square distribution is defined and its density function is shown. The necessary and suffi cient conditions under which a quadratic form is distributed as noncentral skew chi-square distribution are obtained. Also, a version of Cochran’s theorem is given, which modifies the result of Wang et al. (2009) and is used to set up exact tests for fixed eff ects and variance components of the proposed model. For illustration, our main results are applied to a real data problem.

  7. Volatility-Spillover E ffects in European Bond Markets

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    Christiansen, Charlotte

    2003-01-01

    We analyze volatility spillover from the US and aggregate European bond markets into individual European bond markets using a GARCH volatility-spillover model. We find strong statistical evidence of volatility-spillover e ffects from both the US and Europe into the individual bond markets.For the EMU countries,the US volatility-spillover effects are rather weak whereas the European volatility-spillover effects are strong.The opposite applies to the non-EMU countries.Pure local volatility e ffect...

  8. Escala do comportamento do treinador: versão treinador (ECT-T) e versão atleta (ECT-A): o que o treinador diz é confirmado pelos seus atletas? Scale of coach behavior: version coach (ECT-T) and version athlete (ECT-A): what the coach says is confirmed by its athletes?

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    Luiz Carlos Couto de Albuquerque Moraes; Edson Soares Medeiros Filho; Ingrid Ludmila Bastos Lôbo; Dêner Rodrigues da Silveira

    2010-01-01

    Objetivou-se verificar o nível de associação entre as percepções de atletas e treinadores de esportes coletivos e individuais nas seis dimensões do comportamento do treinador - Treinamento Físico (TF), Treinamento Técnico (TT), Preparação Mental (PM), Estabelecimento de Objetivos (EO), Reforço Pessoal Positivo (RPP), Reforço Pessoal Negativo (RPN) - acessado pela Escala do Comportamento do Treinador - Versão Treinador (ECT-T) e Versão Atleta (ECT-A). Participaram 181 atletas (114 homens e 67 ...

  9. Discontinuation of Denosumab therapy for osteoporosis: A systematic review and position statement by ECTS.

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    Tsourdi, Elena; Langdahl, Bente; Cohen-Solal, Martine; Aubry-Rozier, Bérengere; Eriksen, Erik Fink; Guañabens, Nuria; Obermayer-Pietsch, Barbara; Ralston, Stuart H; Eastell, Richard; Zillikens, M Carola

    2017-08-05

    The optimal duration of osteoporosis treatment is controversial. As opposed to bisphosphonates, denosumab does not incorporate into bone matrix and bone turnover is not suppressed after its cessation. Recent reports imply that denosumab discontinuation may lead to an increased risk of multiple vertebral fractures. The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) formed a working group to perform a systematic review of existing literature on the effects of stopping denosumab and provide advice on management. Data from phase 2 and 3 clinical trials underscore a rapid decrease of bone mineral density (BMD) and a steep increase in bone turnover markers (BTMs) after discontinuation of denosumab. Clinical case series report multiple vertebral fractures after discontinuation of denosumab and a renewed analysis of FREEDOM and FREEDOM Extension Trial suggests, albeit does not prove, that the risk of multiple vertebral fractures may be increased when denosumab is stopped due to a rebound increase in bone resorption. There appears to be an increased risk of multiple vertebral fractures after discontinuation of denosumab although strong evidence for such an effect and for measures to prevent the occurring bone loss is lacking. Clinicians and patients should be aware of this potential risk. Based on available data, a re-evaluation should be performed after 5years of denosumab treatment. Patients considered at high fracture risk should either continue denosumab therapy for up to 10years or be switched to an alternative treatment. For patients at low risk, a decision to discontinue denosumab could be made after 5years, but bisphosphonate therapy should be considered to reduce or prevent the rebound increase in bone turnover. However, since the optimal bisphosphonate regimen post-denosumab is currently unknown continuation of denosumab can also be considered until results from ongoing trials become available. Based on current data, denosumab should not be stopped without considering

  10. Training Technology Handbook Development. Phase I. Annotated Literature Review.

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    1981-08-01

    technology handbook that will assist systems acquisition and training managers in forecasting training system course requirements. " -’ The contracting...DTIC TAB ] " Unannounced " Just if icatiorl. D stribultion/ ’ OSTI\\Iv1ai~t ce Dist Spoc l iiiV...iteration in this process is due to the large interactions between methods/media specification, instructional block and course allocation, and system

  11. Socioeconomic Impact Assessment: Communications Industry. Phase III. Technology Forecast.

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    1979-02-02

    follows: stagflation, balanced growth, rapid growth. That is, it requires less time to move from ideation to market introduction under a rapid growth...consider the relative relationship among the socio-economic scenarios. The assertions of import include: 1. The period between ideation and market ... introduction for a technology is influenced by the socio-economic scenario. It is likely that the time requirement, i.e. innovation lag, will be ordered as

  12. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION REPORT, FRANCE COMPRESSOR PRODUCTS EMISSIONS PACKING, PHASE I REPORT

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    The report presents results of a Phase I test of emissions packing technology offered by France Compressor Products which is designed to reduce methane leaks from compressor rod packing when a compressor is in a standby and pressurized state. This Phase I test was executed betwee...

  13. Technology development for phosphoric acid fuel cell powerplant (phase 2)

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    Christner, L.

    1979-01-01

    The status of technology for the manufacturing and testing of 1200 sq. cm cell materials, components, and stacks for on-site integrated energy systems is assessed. Topics covered include: (1) preparation of thin layers of silicon carbide; (2) definition and control schemes for volume changes in phosphoric acid fuel cells; (3) preparation of low resin content graphite phenolic resin composites; (4) chemical corrosion of graphite-phenolic resin composites in hot phosphoric acid; (5) analysis of electrical resistance of composite materials for fuel cells; and (6) fuel cell performance and testing.

  14. R&D activities of tritium technologies on Broader Approach in Phase 2-2

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    Isobe, Kanetsugu, E-mail: isobe.kanetsugu@jaea.go.jp; Kawamura, Yoshinori; Iwai, Yasunori; Oyaidzu, Makoto; Nakamura, Hirofumi; Suzuki, Takumi; Yamada, Masayuki; Edao, Yuki; Kurata, Rie; Hayashi, Takumi; Yamanishi, Toshihiko

    2015-10-15

    Highlights: • R&D activities of tritium technology on BA were introduced. • Representative results in each task were explained. • Future plan of this activity was introduced. - Abstract: Activities on Broader Approach (BA) were started in 2007. In Phase 2-2, many R&Ds, development of tritium accountancy technology, development of basic tritium safety research and tritium durability test, were implemented successfully by JAEA and Japanese Universities. In Phase 2-3, new collaborative study for tritium measurement and new R&D activities for JET ILW are started. R&D activities on BA have continued in Phase 2-3 (2014–2016).

  15. The Research on Detection and Tracking Algorithms of Motion Obj ects%运动目标检测与跟踪算法的研究

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    刘晓悦; 孟妍

    2015-01-01

    The detection and tracking algorithm of motion obj ects is one of hotspots in the field of computer vision.It’s also the key intelligent technology of video surveillance system.It con-cerns the research results of many fields such as image processing,pattern recognition and artificial intelli-gence,and so on.This thesis is mainly done some researches on the detection and tracking algorithm of video motion obj ects.In terms of motion obj ects detection,three common approaches in this field of mo-tion obj ect detecting are analyzed including background subtraction,temporal differencing and optical flow. Then their relative merits and main application range are pointed out.In the motion obj ects tracking as-pects,focuses on introducing the Mean Shift tracking algorithm,which belongs on tracking algorithm based on feature matching.%运动目标检测与跟踪的算法一直以来是计算机视觉领域中的核心课题,也是智能视频监控中的关键技术。它主要是包含了图像处理、模式识别、人工智能等领域内的成果。着重研究运动目标检测与跟踪的算法[13],并通过编程实现方法的有效性。在运动检测方面,主要应用的算法包括背景差分法、帧间差分法以及光流法,指出了这些算法的优缺点以及适用范围。在运动目标跟踪方面,主要研究了特征匹配跟踪算法中的Mean Shift算法[19]。

  16. ECT use delayed in the presence of comorbid mental retardation: a review of clinical and ethical issues.

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    Little, John D; McFarlane, Jo; Ducharme, H M

    2002-12-01

    The objective is to develop a clinically and ethically supportive literature for the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with mental retardation who are concurrently experiencing a significant psychiatric illness. A review of both the clinical and ethical literature using traditional, manual library methods and the Medline and Psychlit databases was undertaken. In addition, a record of all patients who had undergone ECT at our facility between 1995 and 2000 was examined for patients with comorbid mental retardation. We found that the use of ECT for people who have both a psychiatric illness and comorbid mental retardation was significantly delayed. However, a rapid response to index, continuation, and maintenance ECT was also noted. Further, this response occurred with routine ECT administered irrespective of age, gender, diagnosis, stimulus parameters, electrode placement, or number of treatments. In addition, the successful use of right-sided unilateral ECT at six times the initial seizure threshold was reported in a patient who had previously responded to bilateral ECT. A cogent ethical justification was developed with the use of the rule of double effect. We concluded that for patients who have mental retardation and who subsequently develop a psychiatric illness, ECT is delayed and left as a treatment of last choice. Although the literature is sparse and uncontrolled, a cogent clinical and ethical justification may help negotiate these and other delays.

  17. Envisioning a New Foundation for Gifted Education: Evolving Complexity Theory (ECT) of Talent Development

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    Dai, David Yun

    2017-01-01

    This article presents a new theory of talent development, evolving complexity theory (ECT), in the context of the changing theoretical directions as well as the landscape of gifted education. I argue that gifted education needs a new foundation that provides a broad psychosocial basis than what the notion of giftedness can afford. A focus on…

  18. An Assessment of the ECTS in Software Engineering: A Teaching Experience

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    Salas-Morera, L.; Berral-Yeron, J.; Serrano-Gomez, I.; Martinez-Jimenez, P.

    2009-01-01

    Spain is currently implementing the regulatory modifications promulgated by the Declaration of Bologna, which should result in the updating of the structure of university degrees, and the inclusion of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) methodology. In some Spanish universities, the experimental adoption of this methodology…

  19. 7 CFR 985.31 - Research and development proj-ects.

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    2010-01-01

    ..., may establish or provide for the establishment of production research, marketing research and... 7 Agriculture 8 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Research and development proj-ects. 985.31 Section 985.31 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL...

  20. An Assessment of the ECTS in Software Engineering: A Teaching Experience

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    Salas-Morera, L.; Berral-Yeron, J.; Serrano-Gomez, I.; Martinez-Jimenez, P.

    2009-01-01

    Spain is currently implementing the regulatory modifications promulgated by the Declaration of Bologna, which should result in the updating of the structure of university degrees, and the inclusion of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) methodology. In some Spanish universities, the experimental adoption of this methodology…

  1. The European credit transfer system (ECTS): Introduction and practical experience at the Technical University of Denmark

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    Larsen, Bo Skjold

    2000-01-01

    and teaching after implementation of ECTS at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is reported. The ratio of guest students attending advanced environmental engineering courses at DTU increased from 7 percent of class to almost 50 percent over a three-year period. The number of DTU students studying abroad...

  2. Informing Early-Phase Technology Decisions in Paradigmatic Innovation

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    Jensen, Ole Kjeldal; Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema

    2010-01-01

    & gas, production & trade of electricity and sales & distribution to end-costumers. Their agenda is to shift from 15% sustainable energy and 85% fossil energy to 85% sustainable within 25 years. At the same time, their business model has changed from energy planning to business development, thus...... been initiated, with the purpose of generating an extensive understanding of the decision-making process related to assessing new technologies when designing radically new products and services for the market. It is expected that this understanding will enable further development of methods to improve...... these decisions, was carried out. The investigation is based primarily on document analysis, interviews and observations which were carried out at the collaborating company, and the results are presented in this article....

  3. Matrix phased array (MPA) imaging technology for resistance spot welds

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    Na, Jeong K.; Gleeson, Sean T. [Edison Welding Institute, 1250 Arthur E. Adams Drive, Columbus, OH 43221 (United States)

    2014-02-18

    A three-dimensional MPA probe has been incorporated with a high speed phased array electronic board to visualize nugget images of resistance spot welds. The primary application area of this battery operated portable MPA ultrasonic imaging system is in the automotive industry which a conventional destructive testing process is commonly adopted to check the quality of resistance spot welds in auto bodies. Considering an average of five-thousand spot welds in a medium size passenger vehicle, the amount of time and effort given to popping the welds and measuring nugget size are immeasurable in addition to the millions of dollars' worth of scrap metals recycled per plant per year. This wasteful labor intensive destructive testing process has become less reliable as auto body sheet metal has transitioned from thick and heavy mild steels to thin and light high strength steels. Consequently, the necessity of developing a non-destructive inspection methodology has become inevitable. In this paper, the fundamental aspects of the current 3-D probe design, data acquisition algorithms, and weld nugget imaging process are discussed.

  4. MHD coal combustor technology. Final report, phase II

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    The design, performance, and testing of a 20-MW coal combustor for scaleup to 50 MW for use in an MHD generator are described. The design incorporates the following key features: (1) a two-stage combustor with an intermediate slag separator to remove slag at a low temperture, thus minimizing enthalpy losses required for heating and vaporizing the slag; (2) a first-stage pentad (four air streams impinging on one coal stream) injector design with demonstrated efficient mixing, promoting high carbon burnout; (3) a two-section first-stage combustion chamber; the first stage using a thin slag-protected refractory layer and the second section using a thick refractory layer, both to minimize heat losses; (4) a refractory lining in the slag separator to minimize heat losses; (5) a second-stage combustor, which provided both de-swirl of the combustion products exiting from the slag separator and simple mixing of the vitiated secondary air and seed; (6) a dense-phase coal feed system to minimize cold carrier gas entering the first-stage combustors; (7) a dry seed injection system using pulverized K/sub 2/CO/sub 3/ with a 1% amorphous, fumed silicon dioxide additive to enhance flowability, resulting in rapid vaporization and ionization and ensuring maximum performance; and (8) a performance evaluation module (PEM) of rugged design based on an existing, successfully-fired unit. (WHK)

  5. Flexible Electrostatic Technologies for Capture and Handling, Phase 1

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    Bryan, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Fundamental to many of NASA's in-space transportation missions is the capture and handling of various objects and vehicles in various orbits for servicing, debris disposal, sample retrieval, and assembly without the benefit of sufficient grapple fixtures and docking ports. To perform similar material handling tasks on Earth, pincher grippers, suction grippers, or magnetic chucks are used, but are unable to reliably grip aluminum and composite spacecraft, insulation, radiators, solar arrays, or extra-terrestrial objects in the vacuum of outer space without dedicated handles in the right places. The electronic Flexible Electrostatic Technologies for space Capture and Handling (FETCH) will enable reliable and compliant gripping (soft dock) of practically any object in various orbits or surfaces without dedicated mechanical features, very low impact capture, and built-in proximity sensing without any conventional actuators. Originally developed to handle semiconductor and glass wafers during vacuum chamber processing without contamination, the normal rigid wafer handling chucks are replaced with thin metal foil segments laminated in flexible insulation driven by commercial off-the-shelf solid state, high-voltage power supplies. Preliminary testing in NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's (MSFC's) Flat Floor Robotics Lab demonstrated compliant alignment and gripping with a full-sized, 150-lb microsat mockup and translation before a clean release with a flip of a switch. The flexible electrostatic gripper pads can be adapted to various space applications with different sizes, shapes, and foil electrode layouts even with openings through the gripper pads for addition of guidance sensors or injection of permanent adhesives. With gripping forces estimated between 0.5 and 2.5 lb/in2 or 70-300 lb/ft2 of surface contact, the FETCH can turn on and off rapidly and repeatedly to enable sample handling, soft docking, in-space assembly, precision relocation, and surface translation

  6. The clonic phase of seizures in patients treated with electroconvulsive therapy is related to age and stimulus intensity

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    Chih-Chieh eTseng

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT is effective in the treatment of major depressive disorder and schizophrenia in patients who are drug-naïve or less-receptive to antipsychotic drugs. Several studies have discussed the correlation between patient characteristics, input current volume and seizure duration. According to the present principle of ECT guidelines, the therapeutic effect of ECT mostly correlates with seizure duration. As the tonic phase is different from the clonic phase with respect to brain function and activity, it is informative to analyse both the tonic and clonic phases. Thus, this study sought to clarify the relationship between the features of the two phases, and to re-examine and refine guidelines regarding ECT treatment.Method: ECT-course data from 44 schizophrenia patients were recollected, including the number of treatments that they had received, their gender, age, and the association of these characteristics with motor seizure duration was analysed. A two-factor correlation was employed to test the relationship between each of the two factors.Result: The meta-analysis results indicate that seizure duration and age are significantly correlated. Older patients had relatively short seizure durations after ECT-treatment. Notably, a negative correlation was only found between age and the clonic phase of the seizure, not between age and the tonic phase. Furthermore, this study also found an inverse relationship between ECT-intensity and the clonic phase, but not between ECT-intensity and the tonic phase.Conclusion: This study demonstrated that age and ECT-intensity are negatively correlated with seizure duration, particularly in the clonic phase. The present observations are not fully consistent with the basic guidelines of the APA-ECT practical manual. Accordingly, the predictions regarding the therapeutic effect of ECT can be based on both the seizure duration and the clonic phase.

  7. Dual-frequency grating method based research on phase measurement profilometry (PMP) technology

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    Wang, Binbin; Liang, Yijun; Deng, Hu

    2014-11-01

    With more than three decades of development, three-dimensional optical measurement technology has reached a mature stage in commercial applications, meanwhile new ones have continually arisen. Due to the development of Charge Coupled Device (CCD) array camera and digital projection technology, the applications of Phase Measurement Profilometry (PMP) become more and more broad. Among these, dual-frequency grating method has drawn many attentions because of its simplicity in principle and optical path, low requirement of equipment, high accuracy and level of automation comparing with other methods. The phase calculation is one of the key technologies in PMP. However, phase unwrapping algorithm in PMP is a difficult issue. A lot of new algorithm have been proposed, but neither one can solve all the problems, so how to set up new phase unwrapping algorithm becomes urgent. In this chapter, we systematically investigate the phase unwrapping method in dual-frequency grating method, and experimentally set up the system. To verify our method, we experimentally measure a three dimensional object which possesses complicated stair shapes on its surface. The results show that our dual-frequency grating method could achieve phase unwrapping without doing conventional phase unwrapping calculations, and it could also detect the detailed stair shapes on the surface of this three dimensional object automatically.

  8. Feasibility study of flexible phased array ultrasonic technology using irregular surface specimen

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    Lee, Seung Pyo; Moon, Yong Sik; Jung, Nam Du [NDE Performance Demonstration Team, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power, Central Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-02-15

    Nuclear power plant contain many dissimilar metal welds that connect carbon steel components with stainless steel pipes using alloy 600 welding materials. Primary water stress corrosion cracks at dissimilar metal welds have been continuously reported around the world. In periodic integrity evaluations, dissimilar metal welds are examined using a generic ultrasonic testing procedure, KPD-UT-10. In this procedure, the gap between the probe and examination surface is limited to 1/32 inch (0.8 mm). It is not easy to test some dissimilar metal welds in Korean plants applying ordinary technology because of their tapered shapes and irregular surface conditions. This paper introduces a method for applying a flexible phased array technology to improve the reliability of ultrasonic testing results for various shapes and surface conditions. The artificial flaws in specimens with irregular surfaces were completely detected using the flexible phased array ultrasonic technology. Therefore, it can be said that the technology is applicable to field examination.

  9. Enabling Computational Technologies for the Accurate Prediction/Description of Molecular Interactions in Condensed Phases

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    2014-10-08

    models to compute accurately the molecular interactions between a mobile or stationary phase and a target substrate or analyte , which are fundamental...mobile or stationary phase and a target substrate or analyte , which are fundamental to diverse technologies, e.g., sensor or separation design. With...D. G., New Orleans, LA, April 9, 2013. 223rd Electrochemical Society Meeting, Continuum Solvation Models for Computational Electrochemistry

  10. Maintenance ECT as a therapeutic approach to medication-refractory epilepsy in an adult with mental retardation: case report and review of literature.

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    Shah, Nilesh; Pande, Nikhil; Bhat, Tushar; Murke, Mukund; Andrade, Chittaranjan

    2012-06-01

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) raises the seizure threshold. This physiological change may benefit patients with seizure disorders. Whereas ECT has recently been used to terminate medication-refractory status epilepticus, there is little current literature on its planned administration as a specific maintenance treatment for medication-refractory epilepsy. We used maintenance ECT to treat an 18-year-old man with a long-standing generalized tonic-clonic seizure disorder who had shown poor response to several antiepileptic drugs administered in combination with antiepileptic medication compliance confirmed through drug level monitoring. A total of 52 ECTs were administered across nearly 20 months at a mean frequency of once in nearly 12 days. From the very outset, ECT dramatically decreased the frequency of spontaneous seizures from approximately 6 to 24 per week at baseline to approximately 1 to 2 per week after ECT initiation. The efficacy of maintenance ECT in spontaneous seizure prophylaxis was greater when the ECT treatment interval was narrower. Improvement with ECT was associated with improved behavior and improved psychosocial functioning on clinical report. No cognitive or other adverse effects were reported or clinically ascertained. The ECT charge administered at the last 10 treatment sessions was 1434 millicoulombs. This is probably the highest electrical stimulus dose recorded in literature. Maintenance ECT may reduce the frequency of breakthrough seizures in patients with seizure disorder that is inadequately responsive to antiepileptic medication regimes. Very high ECT seizure thresholds may be observed when many antiepileptic drugs are concurrently administered in high doses.

  11. Global Air Mobility Advanced Technologies (GAMAT) Advanced Technology Development (ATD) Phase II Research and Development

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    2004-05-01

    chapter will begin with an overview of the focal topics we selected for design intervention generally, and then proceed to a discussion of how we...chapter will begin with an overview of the focal topics we selected for design intervention , then proceed to a discussion of the specific design concepts...GAMAT KA work and (b) judged relevant to our Phase II focus on flight planning. Some of these items are indicative of problems for which WCSS design

  12. Phase 2 cost quality management assessment report for the Office of Technology Development (EM-50)

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    1994-08-01

    The Office of Environmental Management (EM) Head quarters (HQ) Cost Quality Management Assessment (CQMA) evaluated the practices of the Office of Technology Development (EM-50). The CQMA reviewed EM-50 management documents and reported results in the HQ CQMA Phase 1 report (March 1993). In this Assessment Phase, EM-50 practices were determined through interviews with staff members. The interviews were conducted from the end of September through early December 1993. EM-50 management documents (Phase 1) and practices (Phase 2) were compared to the Performance Objectives and Criteria (POCs) contained in the DOE/HQ Cost Quality Management Assessment Handbook. More detail on the CQMA process is provided in section 2. Interviewees are listed in appendix A. Documents reviewed during Phase 2 are listed in appendix B. Section 3 contains detailed observations, discussions, and recommendations. A summary of observations and recommendations is presented.

  13. ECT associated musical hallucinations in an elderly patient: a case report

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    2006-01-01

    Abstract Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) is a medical treatment for severe mental illness in which small, carefully controlled electricity is applied to the brain. This electric stimulation is done in conjunction with anesthesia and muscle relaxant medications to produce a mild generalized seizure. This is used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. This is most effective in the treatment of severe depression providing a rapid relief. We report and discuss an unusual presentation of a ...

  14. Phased array ultrasonic technology contribution to engineering critical assessment (ECA) of economizer piping welds

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    Ciorau, P.; Gray, D.; Daks, W. [Ontario Power Generation, Pickering, Ontario (Canada)]. E-mail: peter.ciorau@opg.com

    2006-09-15

    This paper describes the application of phased array ultrasonic technology for engineering critical assessment of economizer piping welds. The objective is to detect and size fatigue cracks in the counter bore area of carbon steel boiler feedwater piping welds of a thermal station. A size accuracy of {+-} 1 mm for the outer ligament was required.

  15. Development of a Hydrologic Characterization Technology for Fault Zones Phase II 2nd Report

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    Karasaki, Kenzi [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Doughty, Christine [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Gasperikova, Erika [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Peterson, John [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Conrad, Mark [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Cook, Paul [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Tiemi, Onishi [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)

    2011-03-31

    This is the 2nd report on the three-year program of the 2nd phase of the NUMO-LBNL collaborative project: Development of Hydrologic Characterization Technology for Fault Zones under NUMO-DOE/LBNL collaboration agreement. As such, this report is a compendium of the results by Kiho et al. (2011) and those by LBNL.

  16. THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCES VIA CROSS-CURRICULAR ECTS SEMINARS

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    María Luisa Pérez Cañado

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This article describes an innovative experience in the development of cross-curricular generic and subject-specific competencies carried out via a system of ECTS seminars which has been developed within the degree in English Philology at the University of Jaén during the academic year 2008-2009. The aim of these seminars has been to reinforce coordination amongst professors, to overcome the oftentimes worrying individualism which characterizes teaching practices at tertiary level, and to make the transition from the transmission of information model based on ex-cathedra lecturing to a more critical and significant learning based on competencies and not merely on contents. After justifying the need for an experience of this type and describing its development, contents, and evaluation, the article goes on to present the results of the descriptive study which has accompanied it. The outcomes of the investigation have revealed that the ECTS seminar system has been highly beneficial for the participating students. The latter have been aware of the existence, development, and usefulness of a set of generic and specific competencies which are essential for the English philologist. We consider that, in our immediate context, these ECTS seminars have constituted an important first step in the integration, teaching, and assessment of competencies in the curriculum.

  17. ECT Image Analysis Methods for Shear Zone Measurements during Silo Discharging Process

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    Krzysztof Grudzien; Zbigniew Chaniecki; Andrzej Romanowski; Maciej Niedostatkiewicz; Dominik Sankowski

    2012-01-01

    The paper covers the electrical capacitance tomography(ECT) data analysis on shear zones formed during silo discharging process.This is due to the ECT aptitude for detection of slight changes of material concentration.On the basis of ECT visualisations,wall-adjacent shear zone profiles are analysed for different wall roughness parameters.The analysis on changes of material concentration,based on ECT images,enables the calculation for the characteristic parameters of shear zones-size and material concentration inside the shear zone in a dynamic process of silo discharging.In order to verify the methodology a series of experiments on gravitational flow of bulk solids under various conditions were conducted with different initial granular material packing densities and silo wall roughness.The investigation shows that the increase in container wall roughness is an effective method for reducing the dynamic effects during the material discharging,since these effects are resulted from the resonance between hopper construction and trembling material.Such effects will damage industrial equipment in practical applications and need further investigation.

  18. Numerical Study of the Eff ect of Anthropogenic Aerosols on Spring Persistent Rain over Eastern China

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    DENG Jiechun; XU Haiming; MA Hongyun; JIANG Zhihong

    2014-01-01

    The eff ect of anthropogenic aerosols on the spring persistent rain (SPR) over eastern China is investigated by using a high-resolution Community Atmosphere Model version 5.1 (CAM5.1). The results show that the SPR starts later due to anthropogenic aerosols, with a shortened duration and reduced rainfall amount. A reduction in air temperature over the low latitudes in East Asia is linked to anthropogenic aerosols;so is a weakened southwesterly on the north side of the subtropical high. Meanwhile, air temperature increases signifi cantly over the high latitudes. This north-south asymmetrical thermal eff ect acts to reduce the meridional temperature gradient, weakening the upper-level westerly jet over East Asia and the vertical motion over southeastern China. As a result, the SPR is reduced and has a much shorter duration. The indirect eff ect of anthropogenic aerosols also plays an important role in changing the SPR. Cloud droplet number concentration increases due to anthropogenic aerosols acting as cloud condensation nuclei, leading to a reduction in cloud eff ective radius over eastern China and a reduced precipitation effi ciency there.

  19. THE EFFICACY OF ECT IN PSYCHOTIC DEPRESSION IN A PATIENT AFTER RENAL TRANSPLANTATION

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    Wójcik, Maciej

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. The aim of the study was to present the case of a patient after renal transplantation who developed psychotic depression. Methods. Analysis of the clinical case and medical history. Results. 33-year-old patient with an earlier episode of psychotic depression and kidney transplant was admitted to the ward in critical condition. Due to the heavy somatic condition, denial of food, fluids and medications intake, urinary tract infection, inefficiency and nephrotoxicity of pharmacotherapy we decided to apply electroconvulsive therapy with phenomenal therapeutic response after the first treatment. Conclusions. Psychotic depression is a severe disorder often requiring rapid and complex treatment. In this case, an attempt of applying electroconvulsive therapy (ECT, because of life threatened state, was tried. Due to the lack of literature, and to date not fully elucidated the mechanism of action of ECT, it remains a mystery the fact that the therapeutic response was so clear and rapid. The authors hypothesize that this is due to the young age of the patient, the absence of organic changes and a brief medical history. Further research in this area may contribute to a better understanding of the described changes. The present case may be an indication for clinicians to attempt the use of ECT in patients after kidney transplantation with concomitant psychotic depression.

  20. O metotrexate no tratamento da prenhez ectópica íntegra - relato de caso

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    Eduardo B. Coscia

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho é baseado no relato de caso de uma paciente com diagnóstico de prenhez ectópica íntegra, submetida à terapêutica com dose única de metotrexate por via intramuscular. O diagnóstico de prenhez ectópica íntegra, um dos mais difíceis na obstetrícia clássica, vem sendo facilitado com o avanço dos métodos propedêuticos atuais, constituídos principalmente pela tecnologia ecográfica e dosagens bioquímicas pelo radioimunoensaio. Neste presente caso, utilizamos a ultrassonografia transvaginal e a dosagem sérica de gonadotrofina coriônica (b-hCG. Com auxílio destes exames fizemos o diagnóstico precoce de acerto, fundamental para o resultado terapêutico alcançado. O uso de metotrexate por via intramuscular é uma ótima opção no tratamento de prenhez ectópica íntegra, com preservação da anatomia tubária e, consequentemente, da fertilidade.

  1. Spontaneous seizures after ECT in a patient medicated with bupropion, sertraline and risperidone

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    Orlando von Doellinger

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective: To report a case of post-electroconvulsive therapy spontaneous seizures in a patient medicated with sertraline, bupropion and risperidone. Case description: A 53-year-old woman with recurrent major depression was admitted to our psychiatry department for a major depressive episode of 6 weeks' duration, with psychotic symptoms. She was already on 200 mg/day of sertraline and 2 mg/day of risperidone. After 8 weeks on 200 mg/day of sertraline, 4 mg/day of risperidone and slow release bupropion (titrated to 300 mg/day, with no objective improvements, the decision was taken to initiate a course of 8-10 electroconvulsive therapy (ECT sessions. Two days after the first treatment, three generalized tonic-clonic seizures occurred within 6 hours. Phenytoin and sodium valproate were added to the patient's daily medication and no further spontaneous seizures were observed. After neurologic assessment and discussion of the case, phenytoin and bupropion were withdrawn at once (two days after the spontaneous seizures and the decision was taken to resume the ECT treatment. No further spontaneous seizures occurred and, at discharge, the patient exhibited significant improvements and was free from major depressive symptoms. Comments: This report illustrates a case of post-ECT spontaneous seizures that might have been due to a specific pharmacological etiological pathway, namely, bupropion's proconvulsive properties, although both sertraline and risperidone also lower the convulsive threshold.

  2. [Anti-NMDA encephalitis in psychiatry; malignant catatonia, atypical psychosis and ECT].

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    Kanbayashi, Takashi; Tsutsui, Ko; Tanaka, Keiko; Omori, Yuki; Takaki, Manabu; Omokawa, Mayu; Mori, Akane; Kusanagi, Hiroaki; Nishino, Seiji; Shimizu, Tetsuo

    2014-01-01

    The symptoms of malignant (lethal) catatonia has been reported similar to initial symptoms of anti-NMDAR encephalitis. Subsequently, this autoimmune limbic encephalitis has been noticed in many psychiatrists. We have experienced several cases with malignant catatonia having anti-NMDAR antibody without clinical signs of encephalitis. Thereafter, we have also found anti-NMDAR antibody positive patients of young females with acute florid psychiatric symptoms without clinical signs of encephalitis. The features of these patients mirror-those of "Atypical psychosis" proposed by Mitsuda in Japan, a notion derived from "Cycloid psychosis" conceptualized by German psychiatrist, Leonhard. Both cycloid and atypical psychosis have coinciding features of acute onset, emotional disturbances, psychomotor disturbances, alternations of consciousness, high prevalence in women and oriented premorbid personality. Both malignant catatonia and atypical psychosis have been known to be effectively treated with modified electro convulsion therapy (m-ECT). Our 5 cases with anti-NMDAR antibody, m-ECT treatments were effective. Infectious encephalitis is contra indication of m-ECT, but this autoimmune encephalitis would be careful indication. Schizophrenia is a common, heterogeneous, and complex disorder with unknown etiology. There is established evidence of NMDAR hypofunction as a central component of the functional disconnectivity; this is one of the most accepted models for schizophrenia. Moreover, autoimmune mechanisms have been proposed to be involved, at least in subgroups of schizophrenia patients. Further research of anti-NMDAR antibody and encephalitis would be important clues for the investigation of schizophrenia, catatonia and atypical psychosis.

  3. Technology Reinvestment Program/Advanced ``Zero Emission'' Control Valve (Phase II)

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    J. Napoleon

    1998-12-01

    The objectives of this effort are to determine, develop and demonstrate the feasibility of significantly reducing the cost and expanding the applications for a family of Advanced Zero Emissions Control Valves that meets the fugitive emissions requirements of the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act. This program is a direct technology spin-off from the valve technology that is critical to the US Navy's Nuclear Powered Fleet. These zero emissions valves will allow the Hydrocarbon and Chemical Processing Industries, etc., to maintain their competitiveness and still meet environmental and safety requirements. Phase 2 is directed at refining the basic technologies developed during Phase 1 so that they can be more readily selected and utilized by the target market. In addition to various necessary certifications, the project will develop a full featured digital controller with ``smart valve'' growth capability, expanding valve sizes/applications and identifying valve materials to permit applications in severe operational environments.

  4. Feasibility of a multipurpose transceiver module for phased array radar and EW applications using RFIC technology

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    Al-Sarawi, Said; Hansen, Hedley; Zhu, Yingbo

    2007-12-01

    Phased array antennas have a large number of civilian and military applications. In this paper we briefly review common approaches to an integrated implementation of radar and electronic warfare digital phase array module and highlight features that are common to both of these applications. Then we discuss how the promising features of the radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC)-based technology can be utilized in building a transceiver module that meets the requirements of both radar and electronic warfare applications with minimum number of external components. This is achieved by researching the pros and cons of the different receiver architectures and their performance from the targeted applications point of view. Then, we survey current RFIC technologies and highlight the pros and cons of these technologies and how they impact the performance of the discussed receiver architectures.

  5. Structures and Design Phase I Summary for the NASA Composite Cryotank Technology Demonstration Project

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    Johnson, Ted; Sleight, David W.; Martin, Robert A.

    2013-01-01

    A description of the Phase I structures and design work of the Composite Cryotank Technology Demonstration (CCTD) Project is in this paper. The goal of the CCTD Project in the Game Changing Development (GCD) Program is to design and build a composite liquid-hydrogen cryogenic tank that can save 30% in weight and 25% in cost compared to state-of-the-art aluminum metallic cryogenic tank technology when the wetted composite skin wall is at an allowable strain of 5000 in/in. Three Industry teams developed composite cryogenic tank concepts that are compared for weight to an aluminum-lithium (Al-Li) cryogenic tank designed by NASA in Phase I of the CCTD Project. The requirements used to design all of the cryogenic tanks in Phase I will be discussed and the resulting designs, analyses, and weight of the concepts developed by NASA and Industry will be reviewed and compared.

  6. RECOMBINANT CO-EXPRESSION OF THE ECTOINE BIOSYNTHESIS GENE CLUSTER ectABC IN HALOMONAS FROM QINGHAI LAKE%青海湖盐单胞菌Ectoine合成基因簇ectABC的重组共表达

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    朱德锐; 韩睿; 沈国平; 龙启福; 李丹丹; 刘建; 刘德立

    2015-01-01

    Halomonas is capable of synthesizing organic compatible solutes ectoine in response to high osmotic pressure. To reveal the possibility of heterologous co-expression of ectoine biosynthesis genes, intracellular ectoine in Halomonas sp. QHL1 strain was determined by HPLC under different salt gradients. The entire ectABC gene cluster for ectoine synthesis was cloned using genome walking and expressed in the heterologous recombinant E. coli BL21. The results showed that the concentration of ectoine accumulated in the cells had a positive correlation with the extracellular Na+concentration and reached a maximum value (167.1 mg/g cell dry weight) at 1.0 mol/L Na+, and high concentration of Na+ strongly inhibited the bacteria growth. The entire ectABC gene cluster in QHL1 strain was 3580 bp, containing structural gene ectA (579 bp), ectB (1269 bp) and ectC (390 bp). Based on bioinformatics prediction analysis, two puta-tive promoters (δ70 andδ38-controlled promoter) and several conserved motifs with unknown function were identified in the upstream of ect-operon. The recombinant plasmid pET-28a (+)-ectABC was successfully constructed, and the results of heterologous expression indicated that these three genes could be simultaneously translated to protein EctA (27.2 kD), EctB (52.5 kD) and EctC (20.8 kD). These results contribute further improvements in ectoine high yield and hypohaline biotechnological process optimization, and also provided a framework for future genetic manipulation of systems metabolic engineering.%盐单胞菌属(Halomonas)通过胞内积聚有机相容溶质(Compatible solutes)来抵抗胞外的高盐渗透压。为了探究相容溶质 Ectoine 合成代谢相关基因的结构特征和异源共表达的可能性,以青海湖盐单胞菌Halomonas sp. QHL1为材料,通过高效液相色谱(HPLC)分析不同盐梯度下QHL1胞内Ectoine的积聚量,并借助于染色体步移技术(Genome walking)捕获QHL1菌株的Ectoine生物合成基因簇ectABC

  7. Comparison of two anesthetic induction methods:ketamin and thiopental Na for ECT in major depression disorder patients

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    Ali Barkhori

    2014-05-01

    Conclusion: . Severity of depression and seizure duration changes showed that ketamin is better than thiopental Na. Thus, it seems that ketamin administration can be used as an alternative method of anesthesia in depression patients that candidate for ECT..

  8. Health Related Quality of Life after ECT for depression: A study exploring the role of different electrode-placements and pulse-widths.

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    Gálvez, Verònica; Li, Adrienne; Oxley, Cristal; Waite, Susan; De Felice, Nick; Hadzi-Pavlovic, Dusan; Kumar, Divya; Page, Andrew C; Hooke, Geoff; Loo, Colleen K

    2016-12-01

    Prior research has shown large improvements in HRQOL after a course of ECT for depression. However, the effect of different types of ECT on HRQOL outcomes has not been explored. This is important due to the considerable range of ECT treatment modalities that currently exist in clinical practice. HRQOL data from 355 depressed patients in three Australian clinical hospitals, who received ECT given with a range of treatment modalities (combinations of pulse-width and electrode-placement), were analysed. HRQOL was measured at baseline and after ECT, using the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire-Short Form (Q-LES-Q-SF). The association between type of ECT and HRQOL after ECT was examined by regression analysis, controlling for variables that may affect HRQOL outcomes. There was a significant increase in HRQOL scores after ECT (p.0001; t=-23.4). The magnitude of change was large (54% increase, Cohen's d=1.43). Multiple regression analysis yielded a significant model (P.001, R(2)=0.18). Baseline HRQOL score (t=4.83; p.0001), age (t=2.75, p.01) and type of ECT received [Right Unilateral brief vs Bitemporal Ultrabrief (t=-2.99; p.01) and Right Unilateral brief vs Bifrontal Ultrabrief (t=-2.70; p.01)] were significant predictors of HRQOL after the ECT course. Data was collected naturalistically from clinical services, thus ECT modality was not randomly assigned. Site could have confounded results. An acute course of ECT for depression produced statistically and clinically significant improvements in HRQOL. ECT treatment modality can substantially impact HRQOL outcomes, with the possibility of bilateral ultrabrief forms of ECT being less beneficial. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. X-band 5-bit MMIC phase shifter with GaN HEMT technology

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    Sun, Pengpeng; Liu, Hui; Zhang, Zongjing; Geng, Miao; Zhang, Rong; Luo, Weijun

    2017-10-01

    The design approach and performance of a 5-bit digital phase shifter implemented with 0.25 μm GaN HEMT technology for X-band phased arrays are described. The switched filter and high-pass/low-pass networks are proposed in this article. For all 32 states of the 5-bit phase shifter, the RMS phase error less than 5.5°, RMS amplitude error less than 0.8 dB, insertion loss less than 12 dB and input/output return loss less than 8.5 dB are obtained overall 8-12 GHz. The continuous wave power capability is also measured, and a typical input RF P1dB data of 32 dBm is achieved at 8 GHz.

  10. Development of phase change materials based microencapsulated technology for buildings: A review

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    Tyagi, V.V.; Kaushik, S.C. [Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016 (India); Tyagi, S.K. [School of Infrastructure Technology and Resource Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra 182320, J and K (India); Akiyama, T. [Center for Advanced Research of Energy Conversion Materials, Hokkaido University, Kita 13, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-86283 (Japan)

    2011-02-15

    Thermal energy storage (TES) systems using phase change material (PCM) have been recognized as one of the most advanced energy technologies in enhancing the energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings. Now the research is focus on suitable method to incorporate PCMs with building. There are several methods to use phase change materials (PCMs) in thermal energy storage (TES) for different applications. Microencapsulation is one of the well known and advanced technologies for better utilization of PCMs with building parts, such as, wall, roof and floor besides, within the building materials. Phase change materials based microencapsulation for latent heat thermal storage (LHTS) systems for building application offers a challenging option to be employed as effective thermal energy storage and a retrieval device. Since the particular interest in using microencapsulation PCMs for concrete and wall/wallboards, the specific research efforts on both subjects are reviewed separately. This paper presents an overview of the previous research work on microencapsulation technology for thermal energy storage incorporating the phase change materials (PCMs) in the building applications, along with few useful conclusive remarks concluded from the available literature. (author)

  11. Rapid response of long-standing, treatment-resistant non-catatonic mutism in paranoid schizophrenia with single ECT session

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    Mansoor Ahmad Dar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Mutism is a common manifestation of catatonia, but mutism due to other forms of psychopathology and neurological disorders have also been described. Although not common, long-standing mutism has also been a feature of non-catatonic schizophrenia and traditionally responds less to conventional therapies. Case Report: We describe a rare case of paranoid schizophrenia presenting with continuous mutism for about 4 years. This 26-year-old male had symptoms of schizophrenia without catatonia. After failed trial of adequate pharmacotherapy and psychological intervention and considering his level of dysfunction, he was started on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT. To our surprise, he improved with a single session of ECT while he was on concurrent pharmacotherapy. We also discuss the possible explanation for this rapid effect of ECT in such clinical presentation. To our knowledge, this is the first case of non-catatonic mutism of schizophrenia of this long duration responding so promptly to ECT, although there are other reports as well in literature, but multiple ECT sessions were applied in those cases. Conclusion: Non-catatonic mutism is perhaps presenting as a cultural variant in this part of the world and whenever encountered, ECT should be an option. Further research should be carried out to validate this idea.

  12. Emerging technologies and approaches to minimize discharges into Lake Michigan Phase 2, Module 3 report.

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    Negri, M. C.; Gillenwater, P.; Urgun Demirtas, M. (Energy Systems)

    2011-05-11

    Purdue University Calumet (Purdue) and Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) have conducted an independent study to identify deployable technologies that could help the BP Whiting Refinery, and other petroleum refineries, meet future wastewater discharge limits. This study has been funded by BP. Each organization tested a subset of the target technologies and retains sole responsibility for its respective test design and implementation, quality assurance and control, test results obtained from each of the technologies, and corresponding conclusions and recommendations. This project was divided in two phases and modules. This report summarizes the work conducted by Argonne in Phase II Module 3 (Bench Scale Testing). Other Modules are discussed elsewhere (Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan, Phase 2, Modules 1-3 Report, April 2011, prepared for BP Americas by the Argonne - Purdue Task Force). The goal of this project was to identify and assess available and emerging wastewater treatment technologies for removing mercury and vanadium from the Whiting Refinery wastewater and to conduct bench-scale tests to provide comparable, transparent, and uniform results across the broad range of technologies tested. After the bench-scale testing phase, a previously developed decision matrix was refined and applied by Argonne to process and review test data to estimate and compare the preliminary performance, engineering configuration, preliminary cost, energy usage, and waste generation of technologies that were shown to be able to remove Hg and/or V to below the target limit at the bench scale. The data were used as the basis to identify the best candidates for further testing at the bench or pilot scale on a slip stream of effluent to lake (ETL) or clarifier effluent (CE) at the Whiting Refinery to determine whether future limits could be met and to generate other pertinent data for scale-up and sustainability evaluation. As a result of

  13. UTILITY ADVANCED TURBINE SYSTEMS (ATS) TECHNOLOGY READINESS TESTING: PHASE 3R

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    The overall objective of the Advanced Turbine System (ATS) Phase 3 Cooperative Agreement between GE and the US Department of Energy (DOE) is the development of the GE 7H and 9H combined cycle power systems. The major effort will be expended on detail design. Validation of critical components and technologies will be performed, including: hot gas path component testing, sub-scale compressor testing, steam purity test trials, and rotational heat transfer confirmation testing. Processes will be developed to support the manufacture of the first system, which was to have been sited and operated in Phase 4 but will now be sited and operated commercially by GE. This change has resulted from DOE's request to GE for deletion of Phase 4 in favor of a restructured Phase 3 (as Phase 3R) to include full speed, no load (FSNL) testing of the 7H gas turbine. Technology enhancements that are not required for the first machine design but will be critical for future ATS advances in performance, reliability, and costs will be initiated. Long-term tests of materials to confirm design life predictions will continue. A schematic of the GE H machine is shown. This report summarizes work accomplished in 2Q99.

  14. A 1V Phase Frequency Detector (PFD with 180nm CMOS Technology

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    N . K . Kaphungkui

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, designing of a Phase frequency detector with 180nm CMOS technology is presented. The main objective of the designed circuit is to reduce the power dissipation with a low voltage supply of 1V. Phase frequency detector has a wide range of applications but one of the main application is in modern day phased locked loop, it serve as a main building block. PFD (Phase Frequency Detector is a circuit that measures the phase and frequency difference between two signals, and has two outputs UP and DOWN which are signalled according to the phase and frequency difference of the two input signals. The designed circuit shows a satisfactory result with the low supply voltage. The detection of phase difference occurs only at the rising edge of the two clock signal. The total power dissipation from the circuit is only 3.88uW which is considerably low. In the field of IC design power dissipation of the circuit is always an important factor. The lower the power dissipation the longer the service time of the battery powered electronics circuit

  15. Engineering Life into Technology: the Application of Complexity Theory to a Potential Phase Transition in Intelligence

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    Melanie Swan

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Information optimization is a centerpiece phenomenon in the universe. It develops from simplicity, then continuously breaks symmetry and cycles through instability to progress to increasingly dense nodes of complexity and diversity. Intelligence has arisen as the information optimization node with the greatest complexity. A contemporary imbalance is presented in that exponentially growing technology could be poised as a potential sole successor to human intelligence. A complex dynamical system is emerging in response, the engineering of life into technology. Numerous network elements are developing which could self-organize into the next node of symmetry, a phase transition in intelligence.

  16. IFMIF (International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility) key element technology phase interim report

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    Nakamura, Hiroo; Ida, Mizuho; Sugimoto, Masayoshi; Takeuchi, Hiroshi; Yutani, Toshiaki (eds.) [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment

    2002-03-01

    Activities of International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) have been performed under an IEA collaboration since 1995. IFMIF is an accelerator-based deuteron (D{sup +})-lithium (Li) neutron source designed to produce an intense neutron field (2 MW/m{sup 2}, 20 dpa/year for Fe) in a volume of 500 cm{sup 3} for testing candidate fusion materials. In 2000, a 3 year Key Element technology Phase (KEP) of IFMIF was started to reduce the key technology risk factors. This interim report summarizes the KEP activities until mid 2001 in the major project work-breakdown areas of accelerator, target, test facilities and design integration. (author)

  17. Phase I Field Test Results of an Innovative DNAPL Remediation Technology: The Hydrophobic Lance

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    Tuck, D.M.

    1999-01-28

    An innovative technology for recovery of pure phase DNAPL was deployed in the subsurface near the M-Area Settling Basin, continuing the support of the A/M Area Ground Water Corrective Action Program (per Part B requirements). This technology, the Hydrophobic Lance, operates by placing a neutral/hydrophobic surface (Teflon) in contact with the DNAPL. This changes the in situ conditions experienced by the DNAPL, allowing it to selectively drain into a sump from which it can be pumped. Collection of even small amounts of DNAPL can save years of pump-and-treat operation because of the generally low solubility of DNAPL components.

  18. Rigid Polyurethane Foam (RPF) Technology for Countermines (Sea) Program Phase II

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    WOODFIN,RONALD L.; FAUCETT,DAVID L.; HANCE,BRADLEY G.; LATHAM,AMY E.; SCHMIDT,C.O.

    1999-10-01

    This Phase II report documents the results of one subtask initiated under the joint Department of Energy (DOE)/Department of Defense (DoD) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Countermine Warfare. The development of Rigid Polyurethane Foams for neutralization of mines and barriers in amphibious assault was the objective of the tasking. This phase of the program concentrated on formation of RPF in water, explosive mine simulations, and development of foam and fabric pontoons. Field experimentation was done primarily at the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM between February 1996 and September 1998.

  19. Electronic Communications Technologies and the Transition to College: Links to Parent-Child Attachment and Adjustment

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    Sarigiani, Pamela A.; Trumbell, Jill M.; Camarena, Phame M.

    2013-01-01

    Electronic communications technologies (ECTs) help college students and parents remain in contact. Because recent reports have emphasized a link between ECTs, helicopter parenting, and autonomy issues, this study focused on the significance of contact patterns for attachment and student adjustment. First-semester college students (199 female, 81…

  20. Application of Ultrasonic Phased Array Technology to the Detection of Defect in Composite Stiffened-structures

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    Zhou, Yuan-Qi; Zhan, Li-Hua

    2016-05-01

    Composite stiffened-structure consists of the skin and stringer has been widely used in aircraft fuselage and wings. The main purpose of the article is to detect the composite material reinforced structure accurately and explore the relationship between defect formation and structural elements or curing process. Based on ultrasonic phased array inspection technology, the regularity of defects in the manufacture of composite materials are obtained, the correlation model between actual defects and nondestructive testing are established. The article find that the forming quality of deltoid area in T-stiffened structure is obviously improved by pre-curing, the defects of hat-stiffened structure are affected by the mandrel. The results show that the ultrasonic phased array inspection technology can be an effectively way for the detection of composite stiffened-structures, which become an important means to control the defects of composite and improve the quality of the product.

  1. High Integrated Microwave Architecture Using LTCC-SIP Technology in Active Phased Array Antenna Applications

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    Zhou, Jun; Shi, Wei; Dou, Wen-Bin; Shen, Ya

    2012-06-01

    A kind of three dimensional Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC)-System in Package (SIP) transition was proposed in this paper. The basic design of SIP with LTCC technology was done by vertical transitions which transmit the microwave signal from the bottom to the surface of the substrate. The measured insertion loss did not exceed 1.5 dB, which contains the insertion loss of the test board about 0.6 dB at 18 GHz and the return loss was better than-15 dB up to 18 GHz. Then this technology was applied to a kind of phase shifting and amplifier module with two output ports. Basing on this module, a miniature Ku-band active phase array antenna was realized. The design results in a small size(84.8 mm×84.8 mm×55 mm). The measured performance of systems radiation pattern was also given.

  2. The Exercise of Religious Freedom in Educational Institutions in the Light of ECtHR Jurisprudence

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    Regina Valutytė

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The implementation of the freedom of religion or belief in educational environment, in particular the use of religious symbols and obligatory religious education, has been, and continues to be, a matter of controversy and discussion in a number of countries. A number of cases brought before the ECtHR concerning the application of Article 9 of the Convention and Article 2 of Protocol 1 of the ECHR show that parties to the ECHR still face difficulties in guaranteeing religious freedom in the educational environment consistently with the requirements of the ECHR, the analysis of which is the core of the Article. The majority of European states seek to avoid indoctrination in state education and teaching by offering exemption mechanisms or lessons in substitute subjects, or by giving pupils the choice of whether or not to sign up to a religious studies class. However, as it is clear from the jurisprudence of the ECtHR, the exemption or choice itself does not guarantee that in practice the Member States ensure an education consistent with religious convictions in line with the requirements set forth explicitly and implicitly in Article 2 of Protocol No. 1 and Article 9 of the ECHR. Furthermore, in the majority of cases regarding the display of religious symbols, the ECtHR justified the interference as ‘necessary in a democratic society’ in pursuance of the legitimate aim of protecting the rights and freedoms of others and of public order. However, the Court’s findings in the cases concerning Islamic symbols, on the one hand, and Christian religious symbols, on the other hand, raise a discussion about ‘double standards’ applicable to the different religions.

  3. Two-Phase Flow Technology Developed and Demonstrated for the Vision for Exploration

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    Sankovic, John M.; McQuillen, John B.; Lekan, Jack F.

    2005-01-01

    NASA s vision for exploration will once again expand the bounds of human presence in the universe with planned missions to the Moon and Mars. To attain the numerous goals of this vision, NASA will need to develop technologies in several areas, including advanced power-generation and thermal-control systems for spacecraft and life support. The development of these systems will have to be demonstrated prior to implementation to ensure safe and reliable operation in reduced-gravity environments. The Two-Phase Flow Facility (T(PHI) FFy) Project will provide the path to these enabling technologies for critical multiphase fluid products. The safety and reliability of future systems will be enhanced by addressing focused microgravity fluid physics issues associated with flow boiling, condensation, phase separation, and system stability, all of which are essential to exploration technology. The project--a multiyear effort initiated in 2004--will include concept development, normal-gravity testing (laboratories), reduced gravity aircraft flight campaigns (NASA s KC-135 and C-9 aircraft), space-flight experimentation (International Space Station), and model development. This project will be implemented by a team from the NASA Glenn Research Center, QSS Group, Inc., ZIN Technologies, Inc., and the Extramural Strategic Research Team composed of experts from academia.

  4. Introduction of information and communication technologies in havana polyclinics: phase one evaluation.

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    Llanusa, Susana B; Rojo, Nereida; Caraballoso, Magali; Pérez, Julia S

    2008-04-01

    Introduction Information and communication technologies were introduced in community-based polyclinics as a result of a Cuban health system policy to make information more readily accessible to health professionals and other health workers at the primary health care level. Objective Assess phase one of the Program to Introduce Information and Communication Technologies in Primary Health Care (PICT-PHC), as implemented in Havana, and in particular to determine the aspects of structure, process and outcomes with the greatest impact on this phase's effectiveness. Methods From May to October 2003, an assessment was carried out in all Havana community-based polyclinics where phase one of the Program was underway. Study dimensions, criteria, and standards were established through consultation with experts and considering the level of performance expected by program directors, thus providing timely analysis to the directors concerning problem areas in need of attention. This paper concentrates on the five dimensions which were thought to have the most bearing on effectiveness of information and communication technologies (ICTs) installed in the polyclinics' libraries: librarians' competencies in IT skills, training received by librarians, training received by users, Program monitoring and follow-up, and exploitation of the technologies. Six data collection instruments were devised. Participants in the study included 41 librarians and 544 users. Data were processed to obtain indicators corresponding to study criteria. Each indicator was then compared with the established standard. Validity of results was established through analysis and comparison. Results Overall, the first phase of the PICT-PHC in Havana succeeded in making online information resources more readily available to health professionals and technicians. Some librarians had insufficient basic IT competencies, which had an impact on the quality of their work. Moreover, it was found that monitoring and follow

  5. Posicionamento ectópico de eletrodo de marcapasso Posicionamiento ectópico de electrodo de marcapaso Ectopic positioning of pacemaker electrode

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    Gildo Mota

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Apresentamos o caso de um paciente portador da forma cardíaca da doença de Chagas com disfunção ventricular esquerda e bloqueio atrioventricular de 2º grau Mobitz II, associados a vários episódios de síncope. Foi submetido a implante de marcapasso artificial definitivo dupla câmara. Após um ano do implante foi diagnosticado deslocamento de eletrodo atrial, sendo submetido a reimplante de eletrodo atrial. Após dois anos do primeiro procedimento cirúrgico, apresentava dispneia aos grandes esforços. Durante a avaliação, foi solicitado ecocardiograma, que detectou a presença de corpo estranho de características metálicas em câmaras cardíacas esquerdas, consistente com eletrodo de marcapasso ectópico.Referimos el caso de un paciente portador de la forma cardíaca de la enfermedad de Chagas con disfunción ventricular izquierda y bloqueo atrioventricular de 2° grado Mobitz II, asociados a varios episodios de síncope. Fue sometido a implante de marcapaso artificial definitivo doble cámara. Tras un año del implante se diagnosticó desplazamiento de electrodo atrial, con la sumisión del paciente a reimplante de electrodo atrial. Tras dos años del primer procedimiento quirúrgico, presentaba disnea a los grandes esfuerzos. Durante la evaluación, se solicitó ecocardiograma, que detectó presencia de cuerpo extraño de características metálicas en cámaras cardíacas izquierdas, de acuerdo con electrodo de marcapaso ectópico.The present case reports on a patient presenting the cardiac form of Chagas disease, with left ventricular dysfunction and second-degree atrioventricular block Mobitz type II, associated with several syncope episodes. The patient underwent a double-chamber definitive artificial pacemaker implant. One year after the implant, the displacement of the atrial electrode was diagnosed and the patient was submitted to re-implantation of the atrial electrode. Two years after the first surgical procedure, the

  6. Evaluation of melter technologies for vitrification of Hanford site low-level tank waste - phase 1 testing summary report

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    Wilson, C.N., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-06-27

    Following negotiation of the fourth amendment to the Tri- Party Agreement for Hanford Site cleanup, commercially available melter technologies were tested during 1994 and 1995 for vitrification of the low-level waste (LLW) stream to be derived from retrieval and pretreatment of the radioactive defense wastes stored in 177 underground tanks. Seven vendors were selected for Phase 1 testing to demonstrate vitrification of a high-sodium content liquid LLW simulant. The tested melter technologies included four Joule-heated melters, a carbon electrode melter, a combustion melter, and a plasma melter. Various dry and slurry melter feed preparation processes also were tested. The technologies and Phase 1 testing results were evaluated and a preliminary technology down-selection completed. This report describes the Phase 1 LLW melter vendor testing and the tested technologies, and summarizes the testing results and the preliminary technology recommendations.

  7. An Overview of SBIR Phase 2 Physical Sciences and Biomedical Technologies in Space

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    Nguyen, Hung D.; Steele, Gynelle C.

    2015-01-01

    Technological innovation is the overall focus of NASA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The program invests in the development of innovative concepts and technologies to help NASA's mission directorates address critical research and development needs for agency projects. This report highlights innovative SBIR Phase II projects from 2007-2012 specifically addressing areas in physical sciences and biomedical technologies in space, which is one of six core competencies at NASA Glenn Research Center. There are twenty two technologies featured with emphasis on a wide spectrum of applications such as reusable handheld electrolyte, sensor for bone markers, wideband single crystal transducer, mini treadmill for musculoskeletal, and much more. Each article in this report describes an innovation, technical objective, and highlights NASA commercial and industrial applications. This report serves as an opportunity for NASA personnel including engineers, researchers, and program managers to learn of NASA SBIR's capabilities that might be crosscutting into this technology area. As the result, it would cause collaborations and partnerships between the small companies and NASA Programs and Projects resulting in benefit to both SBIR companies and NASA.

  8. Progress toward a general grating patterning technology using phase-locked scanning beams

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    Schattenburg, Mark L.; Chen, Carl G.; Heilmann, Ralf K.; Konkola, Paul T.; Pati, G. S.

    2002-01-01

    The fabrication of large high-quality diffraction gratings remains one of the most challenging tasks in optical fabrication. Traditional direct-write methods, such as diamond ruling or electron-beam lithography, can be extremely slow and result in gratings with undesired phase errors. Holographic methods, while generally resulting in gratings with smoother phase, frequently require large aspheres and lengthy optical setup in order to achieve desired period chirps. In this paper we describe a novel interference lithography method called scanning-beam interference lithography (SBIL) that utilizes small phase-locked scanning beams to write general periodic patterns onto large substrates. Small mutually coherent beams are phase controlled by high-bandwidth electro-optic components and caused to overlap and interfere, generating a small grating image. The image is raster-scanned over the substrate by use of a high-precision interferometer-controlled air bearing stage, resulting in large grating patterns. We will describe a prototype system in our laboratory designed to write gratings with extremely low phase distortion. The system is being generalized to pattern gratings with arbitrary period progressions (chirps). This technology, with extensions, will allow the rapid, low cost patterning of high-fidelity periodic patterns of arbitrary geometry on large substrates that could be of great interest to astronomers.

  9. Phase noise modeling in LC oscillators implemented in SiGe technology

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    M.Bouhouche; S.Latreche; C.Gontrand

    2013-01-01

    This paper addresses phase noise analysis of a radiofrequency LC oscillator built around a SiGe heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) realized in a 0.35 μm BiCMOS process,as an active device.First,we give a brief background to SiGe HBT device physics.The key point is to initiate quantitative analysis on the influence of defects induced during extrinsic base implantation on electric performances of this device.These defects are responsible for the current fluctuations at the origin of low frequency noise in BiCMOS technologies.Next,we investigate the effect of implantation defects as a source of noise in semiconductors on the phase noise of a radiofrequency LC oscillator.We observe their influence on the oscillator phase noise,and we quantify the influence of their energy distribution in the semiconductor gap.Second,we give a behavioral model of an LC oscillator containing a SiGe HBT as an active device.The key goal is to study the susceptibility of a radiofrequency oscillator built around a SiGe HBT to phase noise disturbance sources.Based on the time variance behavior of phase noise in oscillators,transient simulations (in the time domain) were used to analyze the time-dependent noise sensitivity of the oscillator.

  10. Development of a Lunar-Phase Observation System Based on Augmented Reality and Mobile Learning Technologies

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    Wernhuar Tarng

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Observing the lunar phase requires long-term involvement, and it is often obstructed by bad weather or tall buildings. In this study, a lunar-phase observation system is developed using the augmented reality (AR technology and the sensor functions of GPS, electronic compass, and 3-axis accelerometer on mobile devices to help students observe and record lunar phases easily. By holding the mobile device towards the moon in the sky, the screen will show the virtual moon at the position of the real moon. The system allows the user to record the lunar phase, including its azimuth/elevation angles and the observation date and time. In addition, the system can shorten the learning process by setting different dates and times for observation, so it can solve the problem of being unable to observe and record lunar phases due to a bad weather or the moon appearing late in the night. Therefore, it is an effective tool for astronomy education in elementary and high schools. A teaching experiment has been conducted to analyze the learning effectiveness of the system and the results show that it is effective in learning the lunar concepts. The questionnaire results reveal that students considered the system easy to operate and it is useful in locating the moon and recording the lunar data.

  11. Differential response to right unilateral ECT in depressed patients: impact of comorbidity and severity of illness [ISRCTN39974945

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    Wahlbeck Kristian

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Recent electroconvulsive therapy (ECT efficacy studies of right unilateral (RUL ECT may not apply to real life clinics with a wide range of patients with major depressive episodes. Methods The study included two groups of patients. In addition to a homogeneous group of patients with major depression according to DSM-IV criteria with severity of the major depressive episode > 16 scores on 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HDRS (Group 1, n = 16, we included a heterogeneous group of patients with less severe major depressive episodes or with a variety of comorbid conditions (Group 2, n = 24. We randomly assigned the patients to an RUL ECT treatment dosed at 5 or 2.5 times seizure threshold with an intent-to-treat design. The outcomes measured blindly were HDRS, number of treatments, and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE. The patients were considered to have responded to treatment if the improvement in HDRS score was at least 60% and they had a total score of less than ten. Results The Group 2 patients responded poorer (8% vs. 63%, and had more often simultaneous worsening in their MMSE scores than Group 1 patients. The differences in the outcomes between the two different doses of RUL ECT treatment were not statistically significant. Conclusions ECT effectiveness seems to be lower in real-life heterogeneous patient groups than in homogeneous patient samples used in experimental efficacy trials.

  12. [Efficacy of continuation and maintenance electroconvulsive therapy (c/m ECT) in the treatment of patients with therapy-resistant affective disorders: a retrospective analysis].

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    Post, Thomas; Kemmler, Georg; Krassnig, Tristan; Brugger, Anita; Hausmann, Armand

    2015-01-01

    Continuation and maintenance electroconvulsive therapy (c/m ECT) is a long-term treatment option in severely and chronically ill patients with mood disorders, who are unresponsive or intolerant to medication. Due to the current lack of empirical studies, c/m ECT is still a clinical tool with little evidence. We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients' charts who received c/m ECT over a 10-year period. Outcome was measured by comparing the number of pre-c/m ECT and post-c/m ECT hospitalizations, as well as inpatient days per year and mean duration of hospital stays. In 19 patients (63% female; mean age 53.5 ± 12.0 years) with either bipolar (42%) or unipolar (58%) mood disorder, with the majority of patients suffering from a depressive episode at hospital admission (95%), c/m ECT was initiated after a successful series of ECT. In a 5-year interval before and after starting c/m ECT the number of hospitalizations per year (0.87 vs. 0.28, p therapy-resistant affective disorders. Further research using a controlled study design and larger sample sizes are needed to convincingly define indication and performance of c/m ECT.

  13. [Cloning of the ectoine biosynthesis gene ectABC from Halomonas sp. BYS-1 and salt stressed expression in Escherichia coli].

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    He, Jian; Huang, Xing; Gu, Li-feng; Jiang, Jian-dong; Li, Shun-peng

    2006-02-01

    Ectoine was the main compatible solute of moderately halophilic bacteria. In order to clone the ectABC gene which involved in the ectoine biosynthesis pathway from total DNA of moderately halophilic bacteria Halomonas sp. BYS-1, firstly a 750bp fragment of ectABC gene was amplified by PCR using combinations of forward primers and reverse primers designed according to the ectABC genes of Halomonas elongata 2851T and Halomonas elongata DSM3043. Then the upstream and downstream sequences of the 750bp fragment were amplified by SEFA PCR (SElf-Formed Adaptor PCR), a new PCR method amplified relatively long flanking sequences from tagged sequences in a simple way without enzyme excision and ligation. The 3532bp fragment include 2423bp ectABC, 980bp upstream sequences and 129bp downstream sequences were cloned from Halomonas sp. BYS-1 using a pair of conserved primers designed according to acquired sequences by SEFA PCR. The GenBank accession number of the 3532bp fragment is DQ017757. ORF analysis revealed that ectA, ectB, ectC cluster to an operon, the size of ectA, ectB, and ectC were 573bp, 1251bp and 387bp respectively. The predicted molecular masses of the encoded proteins were 21.1kDa (191 amino acids, EctA), 45.7 kDa (417 amino acids, EctB), and 14.5 kDa (129 amino acids, EctC) respectively. The 3532bp fragment was ligated to the MCS site of vector pUC19 and transformed E. coli DH5alpha to construct E. coli (pUC19ECT). Transformant E. coli (pUC19ECT) could synthesis ectoine under salt stress, the intracellular ectoine level were 7.1, 19.4 and 32.3 micromol/(g x dry x wt) when the salinities of the mediums were 0, 0.4 and 0.8mol/L sodium chloride respectively. But the accumulation of ectoine could not promote the growth of E. coli (pUC19ECT)under high salinity.

  14. IFMIF-KEP. International fusion materials irradiation facility key element technology phase report

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    2003-03-01

    The International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) is an accelerator-based D-Li neutron source designed to produce an intense neutron field that will simulate the neutron environment of a D-T fusion reactor. IFMIF will provide a neutron flux equivalent to 2 MW/m{sup 2}, 20 dpa/y in Fe, in a volume of 500 cm{sup 3} and will be used in the development and qualification of materials for fusion systems. The design activities of IFMIF are performed under an IEA collaboration which began in 1995. In 2000, a three-year Key Element Technology Phase (KEP) of IFMIF was undertaken to reduce the key technology risk factors. This KEP report describes the results of the three-year KEP activities in the major project areas of accelerator, target, test facilities and design integration. (author)

  15. Thermal test results of the two-phase thermal bus technology demonstration loop

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    Edelstein, Fred; Liandris, Maria; Rankin, J. Gary

    1987-01-01

    A two-phase heat transport system, the Thermal Bus Technology Demonstrator, has been built and tested for NASA Johnson Space Center for application on Space Station. The loop is a separated two-phase system that uses evaporator flow control valves and liquid condenser flooding to achieve temperature control. Both ambient and thermal vacuum tests have been completed in NASA's Chamber A, initially using Freon-11 and then ammonia as the working fluid. Overall, the tests were quite successful, with the bus achieving all major test objectives, including operation at 19.5 kW and set points at 35 F (1.7 C), 70 F (21.1 C) and 104 F (40.0 C), load sharing, asymmetrical heating and isothermality around the loop. Low plate to vapor temperature drops were obtained for the monogroove cold plate using ammonia and are indicative of the high evaporative film coefficients obtainable with this design.

  16. Study on 8DPSK of multi-phase modulation technology based on CSRZ

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    XU Heng-ying; NIU Hui-juan; ZHANG Min; WANG Fang; BAI Cheng-lin; ZHANG Xiao-guang

    2011-01-01

    A new modulation format in optical fiber communication system, the eight differential phase shift keying (8DPSK) of multi-phase modulation technology based on carrier-suppressed return-to-zero (CSRZ) is proposed in this paper. The formulae of CSRZ-8DPSK modem methods are derived theoretically and the methods are demonstrated. Spectra based on CSRZ and CSRZ-8DPSK modulation methods and their eye diagrams by simulation with MATLAB are obtained. The results show that the CSRZ-8DPSK modulation methods have narrower spectra with higher efficiency. The performance of eye diagrams is also much satisfactory after demodulation, suggesting some possible applications of the methods in the next generation of optical fiber communications.

  17. Low-noise multiple watermarks technology based on complex double random phase encoding method

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    Zheng, Jihong; Lu, Rongwen; Sun, Liujie; Zhuang, Songlin

    2010-11-01

    Based on double random phase encoding method (DRPE), watermarking technology may provide a stable and robust method to protect the copyright of the printing. However, due to its linear character, DRPE exist the serious safety risk when it is attacked. In this paper, a complex coding method, which means adding the chaotic encryption based on logistic mapping before the DRPE coding, is provided and simulated. The results testify the complex method will provide better security protection for the watermarking. Furthermore, a low-noise multiple watermarking is studied, which means embedding multiple watermarks into one host printing and decrypt them with corresponding phase keys individually. The Digital simulation and mathematic analysis show that with the same total embedding weight factor, multiply watermarking will improve signal noise ratio (SNR) of the output printing image significantly. The complex multiply watermark method may provide a robust, stability, reliability copyright protection with higher quality printing image.

  18. Clinical proteomics in kidney disease as an exponential technology: heading towards the disruptive phase.

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    Sanchez-Niño, Maria Dolores; Sanz, Ana B; Ramos, Adrian M; Fernandez-Fernandez, Beatriz; Ortiz, Alberto

    2017-04-01

    Exponential technologies double in power or processing speed every year, whereas their cost halves. Deception and disruption are two key stages in the development of exponential technologies. Deception occurs when, after initial introduction, technologies are dismissed as irrelevant, while they continue to progress, perhaps not as fast or with so many immediate practical applications as initially thought. Twenty years after the first publications, clinical proteomics is still not available in most hospitals and some clinicians have felt deception at unfulfilled promises. However, there are indications that clinical proteomics may be entering the disruptive phase, where, once refined, technologies disrupt established industries or procedures. In this regard, recent manuscripts in CKJ illustrate how proteomics is entering the clinical realm, with applications ranging from the identification of amyloid proteins in the pathology lab, to a new generation of urinary biomarkers for chronic kidney disease (CKD) assessment and outcome prediction. Indeed, one such panel of urinary peptidomics biomarkers, CKD273, recently received a Food and Drug Administration letter of support, the first ever in the CKD field. In addition, a must-read resource providing information on kidney disease-related proteomics and systems biology databases and how to access and use them in clinical decision-making was also recently published in CKJ.

  19. Preparation of A New Fiber by Sol-gel Technology in Solid-phase Microextraction (SPME)

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    Li Ming WEI; Qing Yu OU; Ju Bai LI

    2004-01-01

    The sol-gel technology is applied for the preparation of solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fiber. The fiber demonstrates high thermal stability, efficient extraction rate and the selectivity for non-polar or low-polar analytes. Efficient SPME-GC-FID analyses of benzene- toluene-ethylbenzene-xylenes (BTEXs) and low-polar halocarbon were achieved by the sol-gel coated DSDA-DDBT-TiO2 fiber. Some parameters of the SPME fiber for the determination of halocarbon in aqueous sample were investigated.

  20. Phasing Variants in Poplar Trees using a Hybrid of Short & Long Read Technologies

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    Schackwitz, Wendy; Martin, Joel; Lipzen, Anna; Pennacchio, Len; Tuskan, Gerald

    2013-03-26

    Poplar grow throughout the West coast & are adapted to extremely variable conditions. To examine what allows for this wide range of growth conditions, Jerry Tuskan's team has collected 1000 different individuals from British Columbia to California. In 2009, three Common Gardens were established where each individual was cloned in triplicate. Nearly all of these trees have been sequenced using short read technology, revealing a huge degree of variation in genotype. Correlating this genomic variation to phenotype would be greatly be strengthened if the variants could be phased into long haplotype blocks.

  1. Assessment of weld quality of aerospace grade metals by using ultrasonic matrix phased array technology

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    Na, Jeong K.; Gleeson, Sean T.

    2014-03-01

    Advantages of two dimensional electronic ultrasonic beam focusing, steering and scanning with the matrix phased array (MPA) technology has been used to visualize the conditions of resistance spot welds in auto vehicle grade advanced high strength steel carbon steels nondestructively. Two of the commonly used joining techniques, resistance spot welding and resistance seam welding, for thin aerospace grade plates made of aluminum, titanium, and stainless steels have also been inspected with the same MPA NDE system. In this study, a detailed discussions of the current MPA based ultrasonic real time imaging methodology has been made followed by some of the NDT results obtained with various welded test coupons.

  2. System-Level Integrated Circuit (SLIC) Technology Development for Phased Array Antenna Applications

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    Windyka, John A.; Zablocki, Ed G.

    1997-01-01

    This report documents the efforts and progress in developing a 'system-level' integrated circuit, or SLIC, for application in advanced phased array antenna systems. The SLIC combines radio-frequency (RF) microelectronics, digital and analog support circuitry, and photonic interfaces into a single micro-hybrid assembly. Together, these technologies provide not only the amplitude and phase control necessary for electronic beam steering in the phased array, but also add thermally-compensated automatic gain control, health and status feedback, bias regulation, and reduced interconnect complexity. All circuitry is integrated into a compact, multilayer structure configured for use as a two-by-four element phased array module, operating at 20 Gigahertz, using a Microwave High-Density Interconnect (MHDI) process. The resultant hardware is constructed without conventional wirebonds, maintains tight inter-element spacing, and leads toward low-cost mass production. The measured performances and development issues associated with both the two-by-four element module and the constituent elements are presented. Additionally, a section of the report describes alternative architectures and applications supported by the SLIC electronics. Test results show excellent yield and performance of RF circuitry and full automatic gain control for multiple, independent channels. Digital control function, while suffering from lower manufacturing yield, also proved successful.

  3. Development of a new high transmission phase shift mask technology for 10 nm logic node

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    Faure, Thomas; Sakamoto, Yoshifumi; Toda, Yusuke; Badger, Karen; Seki, Kazunori; Lawliss, Mark; Isogawa, Takeshi; Zweber, Amy; Kagawa, Masayuki; Wistrom, Richard; Xu, Yongan; Lobb, Granger; Viswanathan, Ramya; Hu, Lin; Inazuki, Yukio; Nishikawa, Kazuhiro

    2016-05-01

    In this paper we will describe the development of a new 12% high transmission phase shift mask technology for use with the 10 nm logic node. The primary motivation for this work was to improve the lithographic process window for 10 nm node via hole patterning by reducing the MEEF and improving the depth of focus (DOF). First, the simulated MEEF and DOF data will be compared between the 6% and high T PSM masks with the transmission of high T mask blank varying from 12% to 20%. This resulted in selection of a 12% transmission phase shift mask. As part of this work a new 12% attenuated phase shift mask blank was developed. A detailed description and results of the key performance metrics of the new mask blank including radiation durability, dry etch properties, film thickness, defect repair, and defect inspection will be shared. In addition, typical mask critical dimension uniformity and mask minimum feature size performance for 10 nm logic node via level mask patterns will be shown. Furthermore, the results of work to optimize the chrome hard mask film properties to meet the final mask minimum feature size requirements will be shared. Lastly, the key results of detailed lithographic performance comparisons of the process of record 6% and new 12% phase shift masks on wafer will be described. The 12% High T blank shows significantly better MEEF and larger DOF than those of 6% PSM mask blank, which is consistent with our simulation data.

  4. Optimization as a support for design of hot rolling technology of dual phase steel strips

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    Szeliga, Danuta; Sztangret, Łukasz; Kusiak, Jan; Pietrzyk, Maciej

    2013-05-01

    The objective of the paper was performing of the sensitivity analysis of the model used for design of manufacturing technology for auto body parts made of the Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS). Dual phase steel was considered as an example. The sensitivity analysis was performed to evaluate the importance of all variables as far as their influence on the finishing rolling temperature and grain size. The phase composition after cooling was also considered. An arbitrary hot rolling process characterized only by a number of passes and cooling conditions between passes, as well as by laminar cooling parameters, was selected for the analysis. Metamodel of the rolling cycle was developed to decrease the computing costs for the optimization task. Modified Avrami equation was used for modelling phase transformations during cooling. Such process parameters as the initial temperature, interpass times, heat exchange coefficients and rolling velocities were selected as optimization variables for the rolling process. Parameters of the thermal cycles were selected as the optimization variables for the laminar cooling process. Achieving the required phase composition of product was the optimization objective function. Optimization was performed using various techniques, including methods inspired by nature optimization.

  5. On Impact of Nuclear Eff?ects on Weak Pion Production in Sub 1 GeV Energy Region

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    Sobczyk., Jan T

    2012-01-01

    Charged-current single pion production in scattering off? 12C is investigated for neutrino energies up to 1 GeV. An impact of nuclear e?ects with in-medium modi?cations of the ?Deta(1232) resonance properties as well as an e?ffective ?eld theory nonresonant background contribution are discussed. Dependence of the fraction of Delta?(1232) decays into npnh states on incident neutrino energy is estimated. A model of Nieves et al. [1] is further developed by performing exact integration avoiding several approximations. The eff?ect of exact integration is investigated both for double-di?erential and total neutrino-nucleus cross sections.

  6. Emerging technologies and approaches to minimize discharges into Lake Michigan, phase 2 module 4 report.

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    Negri, M.C.; Gillenwater, P.; Urgun-Demirtas, M.; Nnanna, G.; Yu, J.; Jannotta, I, (Energy Systems); (Purdue University Calumet)

    2012-04-19

    The Great Lakes Initiative (GLI) established the new water quality-based discharge criteria for mercury (Hg), thereby increasing the need for many municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants in the region to lower the mercury in their effluents. Information on deployable technologies to satisfy these requirements for industrial and municipal dischargers in the Great lakes region is scarce. Therefore, BP funded Purdue University Calumet and Argonne to identify deployable Hg removal technologies to meet the GLI discharge criterion at its Whiting Refinery in Indiana. The joint PUC/Argonne project was divided into 2 phases. Results from Phase I and Phase II Modules 1-3 have been previously reported. This report summarizes the work done in Phase 3 Module 4, which consisted of the pilot scale testing of Hg removal technologies previously selected in Module 3. The pilot testing was an Argonne/PUC jointly directed project that was hosted at and funded by the BP refinery in Whiting, IN. As two organizations were involved in data analysis and interpretation, this report combines two independent sets of evaluations of the testing that was done, prepared respectively by Argonne and Purdue. Each organization retains sole responsibility for its respective analysis conclusions and recommendations. Based on Module 3 bench testing with pre-Effluent To Lake (pre-ETL) and clarifier effluent (CE) samples from the Whiting refinery, three different technologies were chosen for pilot testing: (1) Ultrafiltration (using GE ZeeWeed(reg sign) Technology, 0.04 {mu}m pore size and made up of PVDF) for particulate mercury removal; (2) Adsorption using Mersorb(reg sign) LW, a sulfur-impregnated activated carbon, for dissolved mercury removal if present and (3) The Blue PRO(reg sign) reactive filtration process for both particulate and dissolved (if present) mercury removal. The ultrafiltration and the Blue PRO(reg sign) reactive filtration pilot studies were done simultaneously at the

  7. Assessment of the thermal-hydraulic technology of the transition phase of a core-disruptive accident in a LMFBR

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    Greene, G.A.; Ginsberg, T.; Kazimi, M.S.

    1982-11-01

    The technology of thermal hydraulic aspects of the transition phase accident sequence in liquid metal fast breeder reactors has been reviewed. Previous analyses of the transition phase accident sequence have been reviewed and the current understanding of major thermal hydraulic phenomenology has been assessed. As a result of the foregoing, together with a scoping analysis of the transition phase accident sequence, major transition phase issues have been defined and research needs have been identified. The major conclusion of transition phase scoping analysis is that fuel dispersal cannot be relied upon to rule out the possibility of recriticalities during this stage of the accident.

  8. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION REPORT, C. LEE COOK DIVISION, DOVER CORPORATION, STATIC PAC (TM) SYSTEM, PHASE II REPORT

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    The Environmental Technology Verification report discusses the technology and performance of the Static Pac System, Phase II, natural gas reciprocating compressor rod packing manufactured by the C. Lee Cook Division, Dover Corporation. The Static Pac System is designed to seal th...

  9. Rigid polyurethane foam (RPF) technology for Countermine (Sea) Program -- Phase 1

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    Woodfin, R.L. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Exploratory Sensors and Munitions Dept.

    1997-01-01

    This Phase 1 report documents the results of one of the subtasks that was initiated under the joint Department of Energy (DOE)/Department of Defense (DoD) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Countermine Warfare. The development of a foam that can neutralize mines and barriers and allow the safe passage of amphibious landing craft and vehicles was the objective of this subtask of the Sea Mine Countermeasures Technology program. This phase of the program concentrated on laboratory characterization of foam properties and field experiments with prefabricated foam blocks to determine the capability of RPF to adequately carry military traffic. It also established the flammability characteristics of the material under simulated operational conditions, extended the understanding of explosive cavity formation in RPF to include surface explosions, established the tolerance to typical military fluids, and the response to bullet impact. Many of the basic analyses required to establish the operational concept are reported. The initial field experiments were conducted at the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM in November 1995 through February 1996.

  10. IFMIF (International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility) key element technology phase task description

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    Ida, M.; Nakamura, H.; Sugimoto, M.; Yutani, T.; Takeuchi, H. [eds.] [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai Research Establishment, Fusion Neutron Laboratory, Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan)

    2000-08-01

    In 2000, a 3 year Key Element technology Phase (KEP) of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) has been initiated to reduce the key technology risk factors needed to achieve continuous wave (CW) beam with the desired current and energy and to reach the corresponding power handling capabilities in the liquid lithium target system. In the KEP, the IFMIF team (EU, Japan, Russian Federation, US) will perform required tasks. The contents of the tasks are described in the task description sheet. As the KEP tasks, the IFMIF team have proposed 27 tasks for Test Facilities, 12 tasks for Target, 26 tasks for Accelerator and 18 tasks for Design Integration. The task description by RF is not yet available. The task items and task descriptions may be added or revised with the progress of KEP activities. These task description sheets have been compiled in this report. After 3 years KEP, the results of the KEP tasks will be reviewed. Following the KEP, 3 years Engineering Validation Phase (EVP) will continue for IFMIF construction. (author)

  11. The big squeeze : multi-phase pumping technology aims to increase recovery rates from aging fields

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    Ross, E.

    2008-04-15

    New technologies developed to assist with offshore oil and gas activities were discussed. The BP King multi-phase pumping project in the Gulf of Mexico is now expecting to enhance production by 20 per cent and extend the life of its field by 5 years through the use of multibooster pumps installed in 2007. The subsea boosting technology has reduced back pressure on the wells and increased oil recovery rates. Multi-phase pumping increased the distance over which the wellstream could be transported. The pump consisted of 4 main components: (1) a motor barrel; (2) a motor cartridge; (3) a pump barrel; and (4) a twin screw pump cartridge. The twin screw product has the ability to pump oil and gas streams with a range of gas void fractions. The pump is self-priming and runs at a relatively low rate. Changes to the pitch and diameter of the screw are used to control the volume of flow and the pressure. The project is also using a long-distance, high voltage distribution system to control multiple pumps at different speeds. The power umbilical system was developed to provide delivery lines for hydraulic fluids, and the umbilical cords also house a fibre-optic communications system to ensure high speed pump response. 3 figs.

  12. Development of a compact high resolution gamma-ray detector for E-CT applications

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    ZHU Jie; MA Hongguang; MA Wenyan; ZENG Hui; WANG Zhaomin; XU Zizhong

    2007-01-01

    A compact gamma-ray detector with good spatial resolution for emission computed tomography (E-CT) applications has been developed. The detector is composed of NaI(T1) scintillation pixels array and Hamamastu R2486-05 PSPMT. Having a pixel size of 2 mm × 2 mm and an overall dimension of 48.2 mm × 48.2mm × 5 mm, it has 484 pixels in a 22×22 matrix. An average spatial resolution of 2.5mm (FWHM) was achieved. The slope of position linearity is constant within 10% in a range of 40mm. After corrections, the average value of differential non-linearity and absolute non-linearity were 0.16mm and 0.535mm respectively, and a 17% at FWHM of total energy resolution for 241Am was obtained.

  13. Estimation of Partially Specified Spatial Panel Data Models with Random-Eff ects

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    Yuan Qing ZHANG; Guang Ren YANG

    2015-01-01

    In this article, we study estimation of a partially specified spatial panel data linear regres-sion with random-eff ects. Under the conditions of exogenous spatial weighting matrix and exogenous regressors, we give an instrumental variable estimation. Under certain suffi cient assumptions, we show that the proposed estimator for the finite dimensional parameter is root-N consistent and asymptot-ically normally distributed and the proposed estimator for the unknown function is consistent and asymptotically distributed. Consistent estimators for the asymptotic variance-covariance matrices of both the parametric and unknown components are provided. The Monte Carlo simulation results verify our theory and suggest that the approach has some practical value.

  14. Escala do comportamento do treinador: versão treinador (ECT-T e versão atleta (ECT-A: o que o treinador diz é confirmado pelos seus atletas? Scale of coach behavior: version coach (ECT-T and version athlete (ECT-A: what the coach says is confirmed by its athletes?

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    Luiz Carlos Couto de Albuquerque Moraes

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se verificar o nível de associação entre as percepções de atletas e treinadores de esportes coletivos e individuais nas seis dimensões do comportamento do treinador - Treinamento Físico (TF, Treinamento Técnico (TT, Preparação Mental (PM, Estabelecimento de Objetivos (EO, Reforço Pessoal Positivo (RPP, Reforço Pessoal Negativo (RPN - acessado pela Escala do Comportamento do Treinador - Versão Treinador (ECT-T e Versão Atleta (ECT-A. Participaram 181 atletas (114 homens e 67 mulheres de nove modalidades esportivas com idade média de 17,15 anos (± 1,48 e seus respectivos treinadores (N = 32, todos do sexo masculino, com idade média de 32,88 (± 8,91. Treinadores e atletas responderam aos 38 itens de mesmo conteúdo dos questionários mencionados. A correlação não-paramétrica de Spearman mostrou a inexistência de associação significativa, ao nível a = 0,05, entre as percepções treinadores e atletas de modalidades coletivas nas dimensões TT, PM, EO e RPP. Entre treinadores e atletas de modalidades individuais também não foram verificadas associações significativas em cinco dimensões: TF, TT, PM, EO e RPP. Dentre outras razões, a baixa compatibilidade entre as percepções de atletas treinadores, pode estar relacionada a falhas no processo de organização do treinamento. Além disso, o relacionamento de cada treinador com os atletas sob o seu comando parece informar mais do que a simples categorização: modalidades coletivas versus individuaisThe purpose of this study was to verify the level of association between athletes and their coaches' perceptions, according to the kind of sport (individual or group, in the six dimensions of coaching behavior - Physical Training (PT; Technical Training (TT; Mental Preparation (MP; Goal Setting (GS; Personal Positive Rapport (PPR Personal Negative Rapport (PNR - accessed by the two Brazilian versions of Coaching Behavior Scale for Sport: Coaches (ECT-T and Athletes

  15. Eff ect of barley β-glucan addition as a fat replacer on muffi n quality.

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    Sylwia Onacik-Gür

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Background. The aim of this study was to perform the partial replacement of bakery fat with barley β-glucan in muffi ns and to determine its eff ect on the physical properties of products. Most shortenings used in the industry are solid fats rich in saturated fatty acids and often trans fatty isomers, which are nutritionally unfavorable. Material and methods. Dough and baked muffi ns were used as the research material. Five muffi n recipes were prepared: control (K0% with 16% fat content in the total dough weight, with fat content decreased by 10% (PG10%, 15% (PG15%, 20% (PG20% and 25% (PG25%. β-glucan was used as a fat replacer in the 1:4 ratio. The parameters determining the physical characteristics and sensory attributes were measured, compared and statistically analyzed using a principal component analysis (PCA method. Results. Although the partial replacement of shortening with barley β-glucan is possible, it may negatively infl uence the physical properties of dough (aeration and baked products (volume, density. It has been observed that increasing the content of this fat replacer enlarges the pores of the crumb. The textural properties of muffi ns with a fat content decreased by 20% are most similar to the control. Moreover, it has been shown that the overall sensory quality goes down when the amount of fat replacer in the muffi n recipe is increased. However, adding β-glucan to products in which fat content was decreased by 10% did not infl uence significantly the typical taste. Conclusion. Despite the adverse eff ect of β-glucan on the physical and sensorial properties, it was found to be reasonable to use it even in small amounts (up to 10% to increase the nutritional value of products.

  16. Design of Low Power Phase Locked Loop (PLL Using 45NM VLSI Technology

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    Ms. Ujwala A. Belorkar

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Power has become one of the most important paradigms of design convergence for multigigahertz communication systems such as optical data links, wireless products, microprocessor &ASIC/SOC designs. POWER consumption has become a bottleneck in microprocessor design. The coreof a microprocessor, which includes the largest power density on the microprocessor. In an effort toreduce the power consumption of the circuit, the supply voltage can be reduced leading to reduction ofdynamic and static power consumption. Lowering the supply voltage, however, also reduces theperformance of the circuit, which is usually unacceptable. One way to overcome this limitation, availablein some application domains, is to replicate the circuit block whose supply voltage is being reduced inorder to maintain the same throughput .This paper introduces a design aspects for low power phaselocked loop using VLSI technology. This phase locked loop is designed using latest 45nm processtechnology parameters, which in turn offers high speed performance at low power. The main noveltyrelated to the 45nm technology such as the high-k gate oxide ,metal-gate and very low-k interconnectdielectric described. VLSI Technology includes process design, trends, chip fabrication, real circuitparameters, circuit design, electrical characteristics, configuration building blocks, switching circuitry,translation onto silicon, CAD, practical experience in layout design

  17. OPTIMUM RESOLUTION OF PHASE FREQUENCY DETECTOR BY CMOS TECHNOLOGY FOR PLL

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    B.Y. Vinay Kumar

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available One of the nonlinear components in PLL is Phase Frequency Detector (PFD,the purpose is to compare two input frequencies in terms of their phase and frequency. In this process jitter will be introduced to the PLL system by PFD. proposed PFD is the preferred approach for detecting weak signals as from a deep space profile. The increase of MOS devices on a single chip will consume more power. Various applications of the PLL such as wireless communication systems, digital circuits, and receivers, targets optimum PFD Design. Optimized PFD reduces jitter effect on PLL and enhances the performance of PLL by increasing the locking range, reducing the phase error variance, reducing the acquisition time and reducing the power consumption. The power consumption in the design of PFD is dependent on CMOS logic of the gates In this paper we propose CMOS PFD, where the performance of the result will be analyzed by using Tanner EDA Tool by considering 45nm technology.

  18. Industrialization of technology of continuous liquid phase separation. Renzoku ekiso bunri gijutsu no kogyoka

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    Nakaishi, H. (JGC Corp., Tokyo (Japan))

    1994-01-05

    As one example of process technology industrialized in 1960s, a continuous process by liquid phase adsorption is introduced, that was developed by an American enterprise for petroleum refining. The background of development is described in details and elements for its success are explained as well as the impact. The motive for development was to separate n-paraffin from oil with molecular sieves in order to raise octane values of gasoline. However, the scene realized in industrialization was in the separation of n-paraffin from kerosene to get raw materials for synthetic detergents. Although literature on gas phase adsorption was well documented at that time, liquid adsorption that was an untrodden field was decided to be explored in consideration of problems involved in high temperature required for gas phase sdsorption. Taking theoretical validity of a moving bed system into consideration, a pseudo-moving bed system, wherein adsorption beds are still and the take-in/-out position of liquid moves with time lapse, was developed for the sake of limited mechanical strength of adsorbent (zeolite)and biased flow caused by moving layers. Use of mathematical models as probes for phenomena of chemical engineering and for analysis of process performance by computers contributed greatly to the success. 3 refs., 1 fig.

  19. Image-guided ultrasound phased arrays are a disruptive technology for non-invasive therapy

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    Hynynen, Kullervo; Jones, Ryan M.

    2016-09-01

    Focused ultrasound offers a non-invasive way of depositing acoustic energy deep into the body, which can be harnessed for a broad spectrum of therapeutic purposes, including tissue ablation, the targeting of therapeutic agents, and stem cell delivery. Phased array transducers enable electronic control over the beam geometry and direction, and can be tailored to provide optimal energy deposition patterns for a given therapeutic application. Their use in combination with modern medical imaging for therapy guidance allows precise targeting, online monitoring, and post-treatment evaluation of the ultrasound-mediated bioeffects. In the past there have been some technical obstacles hindering the construction of large aperture, high-power, densely-populated phased arrays and, as a result, they have not been fully exploited for therapy delivery to date. However, recent research has made the construction of such arrays feasible, and it is expected that their continued development will both greatly improve the safety and efficacy of existing ultrasound therapies as well as enable treatments that are not currently possible with existing technology. This review will summarize the basic principles, current statures, and future potential of image-guided ultrasound phased arrays for therapy.

  20. 工程项目质量管理浅析%Analysis of Proj ect Quality Management

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    刘树青

    2014-01-01

    The proj ect is not only the body of the enterprise,but also the basic economic cell of the enterprise.Pro-j ect quality management is an important content of the proj ect management,it is the comprehensive reflection of vari-ous links work quality,j ust like the decision-making,planning,survey,design,construction and other units.This pa-per provides some solutions for the problems in the engineering proj ect quality management work.%工程项目既是企业的主体,也是企业的基本经济细胞。工程项目质量管理是工程项目管理的重要内容,是决策、计划、勘察、设计、施工等各环节工作素质的综合反映。该文针对工程项目质量管理工作中存在的问题,提出了对应的解决方案。

  1. The Effect of Previous Co-Worker Experience on the Survival of Knowledge Intensive Start-Ups

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    Timmermans, Bram

    The aim of the paper is to investigate the effect of previous co-worker experience on the survival of knowledge intensive start-ups. For the empirical analysis I use the Danish Integrated Database of Labor Market Research (IDA). This longitudinal employer-employee database allows me to identify co...

  2. Genius Sand: A Miniature Kill Vehicle Technology to Support Boost Phase Intercepts and Midcourse Engagements

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    Ledebuhr, A.G.; Ng, L.C.; Kordas, J.F.; Jones, M.S.; McMahon, D.H.

    2002-06-30

    This paper summarizes Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) approach to a proposed Technology Demonstration program for the development of a new class of miniature kill vehicles (MKVs), that they have termed Genius Sand (GS). These miniaturized kinetic kill vehicles offer new capabilities for boost phase intercept (BPI) missions, as well as midcourse intercepts and the defeat of advanced countermeasures. The specific GS MKV properties will depend on the choice of mission application and system architecture, as well as the level of coordinated or autonomous operations in these missions. In general the GS MKVs will mass from between 1 to 5 kilograms and have several hundred meters per second of {Delta}v and be capable of several g's of acceleration. Based on the results of their previous study effort, they believe that it is feasible to develop and integrate the required technologies into a fully functional GS MKV prototype within the scope of a three-year development effort. They will discuss some of the system architecture trades and applicable technologies that can be applied in an operational MKV system, as a guide to focus any technology demonstration program. They will present the results of a preliminary 6DOF analysis to determine the minimum capabilities of an MKV system. They also will discuss a preliminary design configuration of a 2 kg GS MKV that has between 300-500 m/s of {Delta}v and has at least 2-g's of acceleration capability. They believe a successful GS MKV development effort will require not only a comprehensive component miniaturization program, but a rapid hardware prototyping process, and the ability to utilize high fidelity ground testing methodologies.

  3. Quality investigation of surface mount technology using phase-shifting digital holography

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    Boonsri, Chantira; Buranasiri, Prathan

    2016-09-01

    Applying of a phase-shifting digital holography combined with compressive sensing to inspect the soldering quality of surface mount technology (SMT) which is a method for producing electronic circuits. In SMT, the components are mounted and connected with each other directly onto the surface of printed circuit boards (PCBs). By reconstructing the multidimensional images from a few samples of SMT, the results are solved by an optimization problem. In this paper, two problems have been concerned. The first one is to examine the devices and the soldering quality of connections between them, which are in micro-scaled. The second is to observe the effect of heat treatment of soldering material and devices on the surface mount board.

  4. Development of scalable frequency and power Phase-Locked Loop in 130nm CMOS technology

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    Firlej, M; Idzik, M; Moron, J; Swientek, K

    2014-01-01

    The design and measurements results of a prototype very low power Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) ASIC for applications in readout systems of particle physics detectors are presented. The PLL was fabricated in 130 nm CMOS technology. It was designed and simulated for frequency range 10 MHz–3.5 GHz. Four division factors i.e. 6, 8, 10 and 16 were implemented in the PLL feedback loop. The main PLL block-voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) should work in 16 frequency ranges/modes, switched either manually or automatically. Preliminary measurements done in frequency range 20 MHz–1.6 GHz showed that the ASIC is functional and generates proper clock signal. The automatic VCO mode switching, one of the main design goals, was positively verified. Power consumption of around 0.6mW was measured at 1 GHz for a division factor equal to 10.

  5. In Situ Mercury Stabilization (ISMS) Treatment: Technology Maturation Project Phase I Status Report

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    Kalb,P.D.; Milian, L.

    2008-03-01

    technology. If further developed it has the potential for large-scale in-situ treatment of contaminated soils that could substantially reduce the prohibitive cost of thermal desorption and/or excavation and disposal. Licensing and spin-off technology development opportunities would then be viable. Depending on performance and regulatory acceptance, the treated mercury could either be excavated for disposal elsewhere or left in place as a stable alternative. Excavated spent treatment rods could be processed by the SPSS process to reduce the potential for dispersion and lower leachability even further. The Phase I objectives of the In Situ Mercury Stabilization Treatment Process Technology Maturation Project were to: (1) replicate the original bench-scale results that formed the basis for BNL's patent application, i.e., mercury contamination in soil will migrate to and react with 'rods' containing sulfur and/or sulfur compounds, (2) provide enough information to evaluate a decision to conduct further development, and (3) establish some of the critical parameters that require further technology maturation during Phase II. The information contained in this report summarizes the work conducted in Phase I to meet these objectives.

  6. Investigation of HV/HR-CMOS technology for the ATLAS Phase-II Strip Tracker Upgrade

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    Fadeyev, V., E-mail: fadeyev@ucsc.edu [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Galloway, Z.; Grabas, H.; Grillo, A.A.; Liang, Z.; Martinez-Mckinney, F.; Seiden, A.; Volk, J. [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Affolder, A.; Buckland, M.; Meng, L. [Department of Physics, University of Liverpool, O. Lodge Laboratory, Oxford Street, Liverpool L69 7ZE (United Kingdom); Arndt, K.; Bortoletto, D.; Huffman, T.; John, J.; McMahon, S.; Nickerson, R.; Phillips, P.; Plackett, R.; Shipsey, I. [Department of Physics, Oxford University, Oxford (United Kingdom); and others

    2016-09-21

    ATLAS has formed strip CMOS project to study the use of CMOS MAPS devices as silicon strip sensors for the Phase-II Strip Tracker Upgrade. This choice of sensors promises several advantages over the conventional baseline design, such as better resolution, less material in the tracking volume, and faster construction speed. At the same time, many design features of the sensors are driven by the requirement of minimizing the impact on the rest of the detector. Hence the target devices feature long pixels which are grouped to form a virtual strip with binary-encoded z position. The key performance aspects are radiation hardness compatibility with HL-LHC environment, as well as extraction of the full hit position with full-reticle readout architecture. To date, several test chips have been submitted using two different CMOS technologies. The AMS 350 nm is a high voltage CMOS process (HV-CMOS), that features the sensor bias of up to 120 V. The TowerJazz 180 nm high resistivity CMOS process (HR-CMOS) uses a high resistivity epitaxial layer to provide the depletion region on top of the substrate. We have evaluated passive pixel performance, and charge collection projections. The results strongly support the radiation tolerance of these devices to radiation dose of the HL-LHC in the strip tracker region. We also describe design features for the next chip submission that are motivated by our technology evaluation.

  7. An Overview of Communications Technology and Development Efforts for 2015 SBIR Phase I

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    Nguyen, Hung D.; Steele, Gynelle C.

    2017-01-01

    This report highlights innovative SBIR 2015 Phase I projects specifically addressing areas in Communications Technology and Development which is one of six core competencies at NASA Glenn Research Center. There are fifteen technologies featured with emphasis on a wide spectrum of applications such as novel solid state lasers for space-based water vapor dial; wide temperature, high voltage and energy density capacitors for aerospace exploration; instrument for airborne measurement of carbonyl sulfide; high-power tunable seed laser for methane Lidar transmitter; ROC-rib deployable ka-band antenna for nanosatellites; a SIC-based microcontroller for high-temperature in-situ instruments and systems; improved yield, performance and reliability of high-actuator-count deformable mirrors; embedded multifunctional optical sensor system; switching electronics for space-based telescopes with advanced AO systems; integrated miniature DBR laser module for Lidar instruments; and much more. Each article in this booklet describes an innovation, technical objective, and highlights NASA commercial and industrial applications. space-based water vapor dial; wide temperature, high voltage and energy density capacitors foraerospace exploration; instrument for airborne measurement of carbonyl sulfide; high-power tunable seed laser formethane Lidar transmitter; ROC-rib deployable ka-band antenna for nanosatellites.

  8. Investigation of HV/HR-CMOS technology for the ATLAS Phase-II Strip Tracker Upgrade

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    Fadeyev, V.; Galloway, Z.; Grabas, H.; Grillo, A. A.; Liang, Z.; Martinez-Mckinney, F.; Seiden, A.; Volk, J.; Affolder, A.; Buckland, M.; Meng, L.; Arndt, K.; Bortoletto, D.; Huffman, T.; John, J.; McMahon, S.; Nickerson, R.; Phillips, P.; Plackett, R.; Shipsey, I.; Vigani, L.; Bates, R.; Blue, A.; Buttar, C.; Kanisauskas, K.; Maneuski, D.; Benoit, M.; Di Bello, F.; Caragiulo, P.; Dragone, A.; Grenier, P.; Kenney, C.; Rubbo, F.; Segal, J.; Su, D.; Tamma, C.; Das, D.; Dopke, J.; Turchetta, R.; Wilson, F.; Worm, S.; Ehrler, F.; Peric, I.; Gregor, I. M.; Stanitzki, M.; Hoeferkamp, M.; Seidel, S.; Hommels, L. B. A.; Kramberger, G.; Mandić, I.; Mikuž, M.; Muenstermann, D.; Wang, R.; Zhang, J.; Warren, M.; Song, W.; Xiu, Q.; Zhu, H.

    2016-09-01

    ATLAS has formed strip CMOS project to study the use of CMOS MAPS devices as silicon strip sensors for the Phase-II Strip Tracker Upgrade. This choice of sensors promises several advantages over the conventional baseline design, such as better resolution, less material in the tracking volume, and faster construction speed. At the same time, many design features of the sensors are driven by the requirement of minimizing the impact on the rest of the detector. Hence the target devices feature long pixels which are grouped to form a virtual strip with binary-encoded z position. The key performance aspects are radiation hardness compatibility with HL-LHC environment, as well as extraction of the full hit position with full-reticle readout architecture. To date, several test chips have been submitted using two different CMOS technologies. The AMS 350 nm is a high voltage CMOS process (HV-CMOS), that features the sensor bias of up to 120 V. The TowerJazz 180 nm high resistivity CMOS process (HR-CMOS) uses a high resistivity epitaxial layer to provide the depletion region on top of the substrate. We have evaluated passive pixel performance, and charge collection projections. The results strongly support the radiation tolerance of these devices to radiation dose of the HL-LHC in the strip tracker region. We also describe design features for the next chip submission that are motivated by our technology evaluation.

  9. Photovoltaic manufacturing technology, Phase 1. Final technical report, 1 May 1991--10 May 1991

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    1992-10-01

    This report describes subcontracted research by the Chronar Corporation, prepared by Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc. (APS) for Phase 1 of the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology Development project. Amorphous silicon is chosen as the PV technology that Chronar Corporation and APS believe offers the greatest potential for manufacturing improvements, which, in turn, will result in significant cost reductions and performance improvements in photovoltaic products. The APS ``Eureka`` facility was chosen as the manufacturing system that can offer the possibility of achieving these production enhancements. The relationship of the ``Eureka`` facility to Chronar`s ``batch`` plants is discussed. Five key areas are also identified that could meet the objectives of manufacturing potential that could lead to improved performance, reduced manufacturing costs, and significantly increased production. The projected long-term potential benefits of these areas are discussed, as well as problems that may impede the achievement of the hoped-for developments. A significant number of the problems discussed are of a generic nature and could be of general interest to the industry. The final section of this document addresses the cost and time estimates for achieving the solutions to the problems discussed earlier. Emphasis is placed on the number, type, and cost of the human resources required for the project.

  10. Microfluidic EBG Sensor Based on Phase-Shift Method Realized Using 3D Printing Technology

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    Vasa Radonić

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available In this article, we propose a novel microfluidic microstrip electromagnetic band gap (EBG sensor realized using cost-effective 3D printing technology. Microstrip sensor allows monitoring of the fluid properties flowing in the microchannel embedded between the microstrip line and ground plane. The sensor’s operating principle is based on the phase-shift method, which allows the characterization at a single operating frequency of 6 GHz. The defected electromagnetic band gap (EBG structure is realized as a pattern in the microstrip ground plane to improve sensor sensitivity. The designed microfluidic channel is fabricated using a fused deposition modelling (FDM 3D printing process without additional supporting layers, while the conductive layers are realized using sticky aluminium tape. The measurement results show that the change of permittivity of the fluid in the microfluidic channel from 1 to 80 results in the phase-shift difference of almost 90°. The potential application is demonstrated through the implementation of a proposed sensor for the detection of toluene concentration in toluene–methanol mixture where various concentrations of toluene were analysed.

  11. Microfluidic EBG Sensor Based on Phase-Shift Method Realized Using 3D Printing Technology.

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    Radonić, Vasa; Birgermajer, Slobodan; Kitić, Goran

    2017-04-18

    In this article, we propose a novel microfluidic microstrip electromagnetic band gap (EBG) sensor realized using cost-effective 3D printing technology. Microstrip sensor allows monitoring of the fluid properties flowing in the microchannel embedded between the microstrip line and ground plane. The sensor's operating principle is based on the phase-shift method, which allows the characterization at a single operating frequency of 6 GHz. The defected electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structure is realized as a pattern in the microstrip ground plane to improve sensor sensitivity. The designed microfluidic channel is fabricated using a fused deposition modelling (FDM) 3D printing process without additional supporting layers, while the conductive layers are realized using sticky aluminium tape. The measurement results show that the change of permittivity of the fluid in the microfluidic channel from 1 to 80 results in the phase-shift difference of almost 90°. The potential application is demonstrated through the implementation of a proposed sensor for the detection of toluene concentration in toluene-methanol mixture where various concentrations of toluene were analysed.

  12. Innovative fossil fuel fired vitrification technology for soil remediation. Phase 1

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    1994-01-01

    Vortec has successfully completed Phase 1 of the ``Innovative Fossil Fuel Fired Vitrification Technology for Soil Remediation`` program. The Combustion and Melting System (CMS) has processed 7000 pounds of material representative of contaminated soil that is found at DOE sites. The soil was spiked with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) metals surrogates, an organic contaminant, and a surrogate radionuclide. The samples taken during the tests confirmed that virtually all of the radionuclide was retained in the glass and that it did not leach to the environment-as confirmed by both ANS 16.1 and Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) testing. The organic contaminant, anthracene, was destroyed during the test with a Destruction and Removal Efficiency (DRE) of at least 99.99%. RCRA metal surrogates, that were in the vitrified product, were retained and did not leach to the environment as confirmed by the TCLP testing. Semi-volatile RCRA metal surrogates were captured by the Air Pollution Control (APC) system, and data on the amount of metal oxide particulate and the chemical composition of the particulate were established for use in the Phase 2 APC subsystem design.

  13. Different regimens of intravenous sedatives or hypnotics for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in adult patients with depression.

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    Lihua, Peng; Su, Min; Ke, Wei; Ziemann-Gimmel, Patrick

    2014-04-11

    Depression is a common mental disorder. It affects millions of people worldwide and is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be one of the leading causes of disability. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a well-established treatment for severe depression. Intravenous anaesthetic medication is used to minimize subjective unpleasantness and adverse side effects of the induced tonic-clonic seizure. The influence of different anaesthetic medications on the successful reduction of depressive symptoms and adverse effects is unclear. This review evaluated the effects of different regimens of intravenous sedatives and hypnotics on anti-depression efficacy, recovery and seizure duration in depressed adults undergoing ECT. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (2012, Issue 12); MEDLINE via Ovid SP (from 1966 to 31 December 2012); and EMBASE via Ovid SP (from 1966 to 31 December 2012). We handsearched related journals and applied no language restrictions. We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and cross-over trials evaluating the effects of different intravenous sedatives and hypnotics for ECT. We excluded studies and trials using placebo or inhalational anaesthetics and studies that used no anaesthetic. Two review authors independently assessed trial quality and extracted data. When possible, data were pooled and risk ratios (RRs) and mean differences (MDs), each with 95% confidence intervals (CIs), were computed using the Cochrane Review Manager statistical package (RevMan). We included in the review 18 RCTs (599 participants; published between 1994 and 2012). Most of the included trials were at high risk of bias.We analysed the results of studies comparing six different intravenous anaesthetics.Only a few studies comparing propofol with methohexital (four studies) and with thiopental (three studies) could be pooled.No difference was noted in the reduction of depression scores observed in participants treated with

  14. High-temperature-turbine technology program. Phase II. Technology test and support studies. Technical progress report, April 1, 1979-June 30, 1979

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    1979-07-01

    Work performed on the High-Temperature-Turbine Technology Program, Phase II-Technology Test and Support Studies during the period from 1 April 1979 through 30 June 1979 is summarized. Objectives of the program elements as well as technical progress and problems during this Phase II quarterly reporting period are presented. Planned progress during the next quarterly reporting period is also defined. Testing of the LP rig engine with hot gas stream particulates simulating operation on low Btu gas is described. Fabrication of components and preparation of facilities for future tests of the Turbine Spool Technology Rig are discussed together with analytical reviews. Preparation of the low Btu gas synthesizing facility is discussed. Supporting Materials and Process investigations are described.

  15. APE: the Active Phasing Experiment to test new control system and phasing technology for a European Extremely Large Optical Telescope

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    Gonte, F.; Yaitskova, N.; Derie, F.; Constanza, A.; Brast, R.; Buzzoni, B.; Delabre, B.; Dierickx, P.; Dupuy, C.; Esteves, R.; Frank, C.; Guisard, S.; Karban, R.; Koenig, E.; Kolb, J.; Nylund, M.; Noethe, L.; Surdej, I.; Courteville, A.; Wilhelm, R.; Montoya, L.; Reyes, M.; Esposito, S.; Pinna, E.; Dohlen, K.; Ferrari, M.; Langlois, M.

    2005-08-01

    The future European Extremely Large Telescope will be composed of one or two giant segmented mirrors (up to 100 m of diameter) and of several large monolithic mirrors (up to 8 m in diameter). To limit the aberrations due to misalignments and defective surface quality it is necessary to have a proper active optics system. This active optics system must include a phasing system to limit the degradation of the PSF due to misphasing of the segmented mirrors. We will present the lastest design and development of the Active Phasing Experiment that will be tested in laboratory and on-sky connected to a VLT at Paranal in Chile. It includes an active segmented mirror, a static piston plate to simulate a secondary segmented mirror and of four phasing wavefront sensors to measure the piston, tip and tilt of the segments and the aberrations of the VLT. The four phasing sensors are the Diffraction Image Phase Sensing Instrument developed by Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, the Pyramid Phasing Sensor developed by Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, the Shack-Hartmann Phasing Sensor developed by the European Southern Observatory and the Zernike Unit for Segment phasing developed by Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille. A reference measurement of the segmented mirror is made by an internal metrology developed by Fogale Nanotech. The control system of Active Phasing Experiment will perform the phasing of the segments, the guiding of the VLT and the active optics of the VLT. These activities are included in the Framework Programme 6 of the European Union.

  16. Avaliando a eficiência das lojas da ECT do Rio Grande do Sul

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    Borenstein Denis

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available As empresas postais do mundo inteiro têm procurado métodos capazes de dar sustentação a suas práticas para garantia e ampliação de seus mercados. A Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (ECT, criada em 1969, configurada com muitas lojas similares em todo o Brasil, as quais prestam e comercializam um conjunto de produtos e serviços semelhantes, mas que utilizam recursos diversos em intensidade diferente, possui sua atual avaliação de desempenho das lojas centrada em um único fator econômico financeiro, denominado de Índice de Receitas e Despesas (R/D. Esse índice não considera fatores que estão sendo utilizados pelas lojas, fora da visão financeira. Dessa forma, neste artigo, propõe-se avaliar um conjunto de lojas da ECT do Rio Grande do Sul por meio de modelagem matemática, utilizando a técnica Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA - Análise Envoltória de Dados, que possibilita a inclusão de outras variáveis fora da visão econômica. Este trabalho tem por objetivo: 1. definir que variáveis podem ser utilizadas para a avaliação das lojas; 2. definir um conjunto de lojas similares, que executam as mesmas funções e que se diferenciam somente na intensidade da utilização dos recursos; 3. gerar, por meio da técnica, os resultados da avaliação, obtidos a partir dos fatores quantitativos definidos, realizando análises de sensibilidades; e 4. propiciar aos administradores um referencial para apoio à decisão. A utilização da técnica tornou possível: identificar fatores usados de forma distinta nas lojas; identificar práticas utilizadas pelas lojas 100% eficientes, que podem contribuir para as lojas não eficientes; e permitir e encorajar a participação dos gestores locais na alteração e extensão do modelo, levando em conta as características das lojas.

  17. Ect2, an ortholog of Drosophila's pebble, negatively regulates neurite outgrowth in neuroblastoma × glioma hybrid NG108-15 cells.

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    Tsuji, Takahiro; Higashida, Chiharu; Yoshida, Yasumasa; Islam, Mohammad Saharul; Dohmoto, Mitsuko; Koizumi, Keita; Higashida, Haruhiro

    2011-07-01

    To identify genes required for brain development, we previously performed in vivo RNA interference (RNAi) screening in Drosophila embryos. We identified pebble as a gene that disrupts development of the Drosophila nervous system. Although pebble has been shown to be involved in neuronal development of Drosophila in several screens, the involvement of Ect2, a mammalian ortholog of pebble, in mammalian neuronal development has not been addressed. To examine the role of Ect2 in neuronal differentiation, we performed Ect2 RNAi in the mouse neuroblastoma × rat glioma NG108-15 cell line. Depletion of Ect2 resulted in an increased proportion of binucleate cells and morphological differentiation of NG108-15 cells characterized by the outgrowth of neurites. These morphological changes were correlated with an increased level of acetylcholine esterase mRNA. In addition, expression of Ect2 was decreased in differentiated NG108-15 cells induced by dibutyryl cyclic AMP. These findings indicate that Ect2 negatively regulates the differentiation of NG108-15 cells and suggest that Ect2 may play a role in neuronal differentiation and brain development in vivo.

  18. Rim intratorácico ectópico Thoracic ectopic kidney

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    Claudinei Leôncio Beraldo

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available O rim ectópico intratorácico é uma anomalia rara. De todas as ectopias renais é a mais rara (p = 0,005%. Relata-se um caso de ectopia renal intratorácica em um homem negro de 83 anos, que procurou atendimento médico com quadro clínico compatível com enfisema pulmonar. Foi solicitado radiograma de tórax, que evidenciou uma massa, diagnosticada por tomografia computadorizada como ectopia renal. A maioria dos casos de rim torácico aparece como uma tumoração intratorácica encontrada em radiogramas de tórax solicitados por qualquer outra razão alheia à suspeita dessa anomalia, e não necessita de tratamento específico.Thoracic ectopic kidney is a rare anomaly, the rarest of all renal ectopia types (p = 0.005%. Herein, we describe a case of thoracic ectopic kidney in an 83-year-old black man who, upon seeking medical attention, presented a clinical profile consistent with pulmonary emphysema. A chest X-ray was ordered, and the results showed evidence of a mass, which was then diagnosed (through computed tomography as renal ectopia. The majority of thoracic ectopic kidney cases present as an intrathoracic tumor seen on chest X-rays ordered for reasons other than suspicion of this anomaly and do not require special treatment.

  19. Diet e ect on short- and long-term glycaemic response in adult healthy cats.

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    Musco, Nadia; Calabro, Serena; Tudisco, Raffaella; Grossi, Micaela; Addi, Laura; Moniello, Giuseppe; Lombardi, Pietro; Cutrignelli, Monica Isabella

    2016-08-03

    In the paper the short- and long-term glycaemic response after 4 diet programmes was evaluated. Each diet programme was alternatively administered to 6 healthy cats for 30 days. At the end of each period cats were weighed and underwent blood sampling for glucose and fructosamine determination. Glycaemia was measured every 2 hours for 24 hours using an automated glucometer. Very high protein level and low starch (VHP/LS) and high protein and moderate starch level (HP/LS) diets showed glucose (Mean and Peak) and fructosamine values signi cantly lower compared to the moderate protein and high starch diets (MP/HS). It is likely that these results are due to the contemporary e ect of the following nutritional characteristics: protein level, protein/starch ratio and dietary bre. All these parameters were higher in VHP/LS and HP/MS diets. These preliminary results suggest that the use of diets with high protein/starch ratio and soluble bre levels favours the carbohydrate metabolism of healthy cats.

  20. Successful treatment of catatonic syndrome in bipolar I disorder adding aripiprazole to ECT: A case report

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    Diego Hidalgo, MD

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: Catatonic syndrome is a condition presenting in multiple ways, sharing many of them with the neuroleptic malignant syndrome and other diseases. This diagnostic challenge is the main cause of keep treating catatonic syndromes without neuroleptics. Methods: Review of the literature and a case report. Results: We present the case of a 19 years old bipolar I patient with a severe catatonic syndrome, with a torpid clinical evolution, partial response to benzodiazepines and ECT, which successfully resolved with intramuscular aripiprazole. We found through a systematic review (PubMed 2005-2010 that there are few but significant case reports of catatonic syndromes treated with new second generation antipsychotics for different reasons with good outcomes as ours. The pharmacological profile of aripiprazole and the low incidence of NMS reported make it a suitable option in treating this syndrome. Conclusions: We think that this case report could contribute to add more evidence for aripiprazole to be considered a good third-line option in the treatment of catatonic syndrome. However, this would require randomized controlled trials to confirm its effectiveness and safety.

  1. Pulse Intravenous Clomipramine as an alternative antidepressant treatment to ECT: A pilot study

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    Maj-Liz Persson

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: The aim of the study was to examine the antidepressant effect of a single pulse dose of intravenous clomipramine (200 mg i.v. followed by oral administration as an alternative method to electroconvulsive therapy. Methods: Twenty-one inpatients (8 male, 13 female with major depression were included. Depression severity was measured by Montgomery Asberg Rating Scale (MADRS and Clinical Global Impression severity scale (CGI-S before the pulse dose and 1 week after. The day after the pulse dose, the patient was medicated with 75 mg of oral clomipramine and from day two with 150 mg clomipramine daily. Results: The MADRS score dropped with 39% ± 22% and the CGI score with 28% ± 19% in one week. The improvement of the MADRS score after one week was 13.1 (C.I.9.5-17.0. CGI-ratings dropped from a mean of 5.5 (SD 1.2 to 3.9 (SD 1.1, an improvement of 28% ± 19%.(C.I. 1.0-2.1. Both improvements were significant (p<000.1. Conclusions: Single pulse dose clomipramine administration ameliorates depressive symptoms, and may be an alternative to ECT.

  2. Una propuesta de actividad dirigida ECTS en la asignatura de matemáticas financieras

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    Guerrero Casas, Flor Mª

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La inminente introducción del Crédito Europeo (ECTS exige el replanteamiento de las fórmulas tradicionales de enseñanza universitaria. Para realizar el cambio de la manera menos traumática posible algunas universidades, entre las que se encuentra nuestra Universidad, han optado por realizar experiencias piloto de la implantación del nuevo sistema. Esto supone una reducción del número de horas lectivas lo que hace necesario un cambio de mentalidad a la hora de programar las asignaturas, distribuyendo los contenidos de la misma entre clases teóricas, prácticas y una serie de actividades dirigidas. En esta línea proponemos una actividad dirigida de carácter innovador que nos permite incorporar de forma simultánea antiguos contenidos teóricos y nuevos contenidos eminentemente prácticos, todo ello sustentado en el uso de una hoja de cálculo. Esta combinación nos permite profundizar en determinadas operaciones financieras además de incorporar competencias deseables a adquirir por los alumnos. En la actividad proponemos al alumno el estudio comparativo del TAE y los tantos efectivos aplicados a diferentes operaciones financieras, para lo que deberán utilizar una hoja de cálculo.

  3. Area Efficient 3.3GHZ Phase Locked Loop with Four Multiple Output Using 45NM VLSI Technology

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    Ms. Ujwala A. Belorkar

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper present area efficient layout designs for 3.3GigaHertz (GHz Phase Locked loop (PLL withfour multiple output. Effort has been taken to design Low Power Phase locked loop with multiple output,using VLSI technology. VLSI Technology includes process design, trends, chip fabrication, real circuitparameters, circuit design, electrical characteristics, configuration building blocks, switching circuitry,translation onto silicon, CAD and practical experience in layout design. The proposed PLL is designedusing 45 nm CMOS/VLSI technology with microwind 3.1. This software allows designing and simulatingan integrated circuit at physical description level. The main novelties related to the 45 nm technology arethe high-k gate oxide, metal gate and very low-k interconnect dielectric. The effective gate lengthrequired for 45 nm technology is 25nm. Low Power (0.211miliwatt phase locked loop with four multipleoutputs as PLL8x, PLL4x, PLL2x, & PLL1x of 3.3 GHz, 1.65 GHz, 0.825 GHz, and 0.412 GHzrespectively is obtained using 45 nm VLSI technology.

  4. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on the role of preemptive analgesia with acetaminophen [paracetamol] in reducing headache following electroconvulsive therapy [ECT].

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    Isuru, Amila; Rodrigo, Asiri; Wijesinghe, Chamara; Ediriweera, Dileepa; Premadasa, Shan; Wijesekara, Carmel; Kuruppuarachchi, Lalith

    2017-07-28

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and efficient treatment for several severe psychiatric disorders, but its use is limited by side effects. Post-ECT headache is one of the commonest side effects. Preemptive analgesia is effective in post-surgical pain management. The most commonly used analgesic is acetaminophen (paracetamol). However, acetaminophen as a preemptive analgesic for post-ECT headache has not been studied adequately. This study was conducted to compare the incidence and severity of post-ECT headache in patients who were administered acetaminophen pre-ECT with a placebo group. This study was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Sixty-three patients received 1 g acetaminophen and 63 patients received a placebo identical to acetaminophen. The incidence and severity of headache 2 h before and after ECT were compared between placebo and acetaminophen groups. The severity was measured using a visual analog scale. Generalised linear models were used to evaluate variables associated with post ECT headache. Demographic and clinical variables of placebo and acetaminophen groups were comparable except for the energy level used to induce a seizure. Higher proportion of the placebo group (71.4%) experienced post-ECT headache when compared to the acetaminophen group (p acetaminophen group whereas the score was 2 (IQR: 0-4) in placebo group (P acetaminophen is associated with less post-ECT headache (odds ratio = 0.23, 95% CI: 0.11-0.48, P acetaminophen. Ethical approval was granted by an Ethic review committee, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (P/166/10/2015) and the trial was registered in the Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry ( SLCTR/2015/27 ).

  5. Phase Change Materials: Technology Status and Potential Defence Applications (Review Papers

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    Ravindra Kumar

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Phase change materials (PCM are being utilised world over for energy storage and temperature smoothening applications. Defence Laboratory Jodhpur (DLJ has initiated a R&D programme to apply PCM in solving many heat related problems being faced by Indian forces during desert operations specially failure of mission-critical components. Under the programme, special organic PCM (Patent application no. 2258/DEL/2007 and low melting metal alloys have been developed well tuned to desert diurnal cycle. The PCM panels, when applied as an internal lining in buildings, structures and vehicles can moderate the extreme temperature within human tolerable range (below 40 °C without the use of any external power for cooling. The panels can also act as power saver in air conditioned buildings. A cool vest has also been developed with chargeable PCM packs to provide comfortable microenvironment to a soldier on field duty (below 30 °C for 2-3 hrs. To improve reliability of mission critical electronic instruments during desert operation, technology of absorptive PCM heat sinks is under development at DLJ. The special heat sink will absorb heat generated by component for critical mission (up to 1 hr independent of environment temperature and thus ensure smooth functioning of critical components even in extreme hot conditions. In present paper status of PCM technology world over has been reviewed along with the brief account of research on PCM at DLJ.Defence Science Journal, 2011, 61(6, pp.576-582, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.61.363

  6. Identification and characterization of ectoine biosynthesis genes and heterologous expression of the ectABC gene cluster from Halomonas sp. QHL1, a moderately halophilic bacterium isolated from Qinghai Lake.

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    Zhu, Derui; Liu, Jian; Han, Rui; Shen, Guoping; Long, Qifu; Wei, Xiaoxing; Liu, Deli

    2014-02-01

    The moderately halophilic bacterium Halomonas sp. QHL1 was identified as a member of the genus Halomonas by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. HPLC analysis showed that strain QHL1 synthesizes ectoine in its cytoplasm. The genes involved in the ectoine biosynthesis pathway were identified on the chromosome in the order ectABC. Subsequently, the ectB gene from this strain was amplified by PCR, and the entire ectABC gene cluster (3,580 bp) was cloned using genome walking. Analysis showed that the ectA (579 bp), ectB (1269 bp), and ectC (390 bp) genes were organized in a single transcriptional unit and were predicted to encode three peptides of 21.2 kDa, 46.4 kDa, and 14.7 kDa, respectively. Two putative promoters, a δ(70)-dependent promoter and a δ(38)-controlled promoter, as well as several conserved motifs with unknown function were identified. Individual ectA, ectB, and ectC genes, and the entire ectABC gene cluster were inserted into the expression plasmid pET-28a(+) to generate the recombinant plasmids pET-28a(+)-ectA, pET-28a(+)-ectB, pET-28a(+)-ectC and pET-28a(+)-ectABC, respectively. Heterologous expression of these proteins in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) was confirmed by SDS-PAGE. The recombinant E. coli strain BL21 (pET-28a (+)-ectABC) displayed a higher salt tolerance than native E. coli cells but produced far less ectoine than the wild-type QHL1 strain.

  7. Natural and Engineered Hydroxyectoine Production Based on the Pseudomonas stutzeri ectABCD-ask Gene Cluster▿ †

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    Seip, Britta; Galinski, Erwin A.; Kurz, Matthias

    2010-01-01

    We report on the presence of a functional hydroxyectoine biosynthesis gene cluster, ectABCD-ask, in Pseudomonas stutzeri DSM5190T and evaluate the suitability of P. stutzeri DSM5190T for hydroxyectoine production. Furthermore, we present information on heterologous de novo production of the compatible solute hydroxyectoine in Escherichia coli. In this host, the P. stutzeri gene cluster remained under the control of its salt-induced native promoters. We also noted the absence of trehalose when...

  8. 60 GHz 5-bit digital controlled phase shifter in a digital 40 nm CMOS technology without ultra-thick metals

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    Gao, H.; Ying, K.; Matters-Kammerer, M.K.; Harpe, P.; Wang, B.; Liu, B.; Serdijn, W.A.; Baltus, P.G.M.

    2016-01-01

    A 5-bit digital controlled switch-type passive phase shifter realised in a 40 nm digital CMOS technology without ultra-thick metals for the 60 GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band is presented. A patterned shielding with electromagnetic bandgap structure and a stacked metals method to

  9. Three Metacognitive Approaches to Training Pre-Service Teachers in Different Learning Phases of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

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    Kramarski, Bracha; Michalsky, Tova

    2009-01-01

    Our study investigated 3 metacognitive approaches provided during different phases of learning technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK) in a Web-based learning environment. These metacognitive approaches were based on self-question prompts (Kramarski & Mevarech, 2003) which appeared in pop-up screens and fostered the Self-Regulated…

  10. The development of coal-based technologies for Department of Defense facilities: Phase 1 final report. Volume 1: Technical report

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    Miller, B.G.; Morrison, J.L.; Pisupati, S.V. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Energy and Fuels Research Center] [and others

    1997-01-31

    The first phase of a three-phase project investigating the development of coal-based technologies for Department of Defense facilities has been completed. The objectives of the project are to: decrease DOD`s dependence on foreign oil and increase its use of coal; promote public and private sector deployment of technologies for utilizing coal-based fuels in oil-designed combustion equipment; and provide a continuing environment for research and development of coal-based fuel technologies for small-scale applications at a time when market conditions in the US are not favorable for the introduction of coal-fired equipment in the commercial and industrial capacity ranges. The Phase 1 activities were focused on developing clean, coal-based combustion technologies for the utilization of both micronized coal-water mixtures (MCWMs) and dry, micronized coal (DMC) in fuel oil-designed industrial boilers. The specific objective in Phase 1 was to deliver fully engineered retrofit options for a fuel oil-designed watertube boiler located on a DOD installation to fire either MCWM or DMC. This was achieved through a project consisting of fundamental, pilot-sale, and demonstration-scale activities investigating coal beneficiation and preparation, and MCWM and DMC combustion performance. In addition, detailed engineering designs and an economic analysis were conducted for a boiler located at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, near Crane, Indiana. Results are reported on MCWM and DMC combustion performance evaluation; engineering design; and cost/economic analysis.

  11. Taiwan industrial cooperation program technology transfer for low-level radioactive waste final disposal - phase I.

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    Knowlton, Robert G.; Cochran, John Russell; Arnold, Bill Walter; Jow, Hong-Nian; Mattie, Patrick D.; Schelling, Frank Joseph Jr. (; .)

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    Sandia National Laboratories and the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Taiwan have collaborated in a technology transfer program related to low-level radioactive waste (LLW) disposal in Taiwan. Phase I of this program included regulatory analysis of LLW final disposal, development of LLW disposal performance assessment capabilities, and preliminary performance assessments of two potential disposal sites. Performance objectives were based on regulations in Taiwan and comparisons to those in the United States. Probabilistic performance assessment models were constructed based on limited site data using software including GoldSim, BLT-MS, FEHM, and HELP. These software codes provided the probabilistic framework, container degradation, waste-form leaching, groundwater flow, radionuclide transport, and cover infiltration simulation capabilities in the performance assessment. Preliminary performance assessment analyses were conducted for a near-surface disposal system and a mined cavern disposal system at two representative sites in Taiwan. Results of example calculations indicate peak simulated concentrations to a receptor within a few hundred years of LLW disposal, primarily from highly soluble, non-sorbing radionuclides.

  12. Analysis of Protein Glycosylation and Phosphorylation Using Liquid Phase Separation, Protein Microarray Technology, and Mass Spectrometry

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    Zhao, Jia; Patwa, Tasneem H.; Pal, Manoj; Qiu, Weilian; Lubman, David M.

    2010-01-01

    Summary Protein glycosylation and phosphorylation are very common posttranslational modifications. The alteration of these modifications in cancer cells is closely related to the onset and progression of cancer and other disease states. In this protocol, strategies for monitoring the changes in protein glycosylation and phosphorylation in serum or tissue cells on a global scale and specifically characterizing these alterations are included. The technique is based on lectin affinity enrichment for glycoproteins, all liquid-phase two-dimensional fractionation, protein microarray, and mass spectrometry technology. Proteins are separated based on pI in the first dimension using chromatofocusing (CF) or liquid isoelectric focusing (IEF) followed by the second-dimension separation using nonporous silica RP-HPLC. Five lectins with different binding specificities to glycan structures are used for screening glycosylation patterns in human serum through a biotin–streptavidin system. Fluorescent phosphodyes and phosphospecific antibodies are employed to detect specific phosphorylated proteins in cell lines or human tissues. The purified proteins of interest are identified by peptide sequencing. Their modifications including glycosylation and phosphorylation could be further characterized by mass-spectrometry-based approaches. These strategies can be used in biological samples for large-scale glycoproteome/phosphoproteome screening as well as for individual protein modification analysis. PMID:19241043

  13. Production and characterization of ectoine by Marinococcus sp. ECT1 isolated from a high-salinity environment.

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    Wei, Yu-Hong; Yuan, Fang-Wei; Chen, Wei-Chuan; Chen, Shan-Yu

    2011-03-01

    A halophilic bacterium isolated from a salt environment in southern Taiwan was identified as a Marinococcus sp. ECT1. This bacterium could synthesize and accumulate intracellular ectoine as a compatible solute capable of resisting osmotic stress in a hyper-osmotic environment. This study also developed a semi-synthesized medium (YAMS medium), capable of facilitating the growth of this Marinococcus sp. ECT1 with 600 mg/L crude ectoine production. Moreover, Marinococcus sp. ECT1 was grown on YAMS medium containing different initial yeast extract concentrations (C(YE)) (0 to 60 g/L) to demonstrate how C(YE) affects crude ectoine production. While the maximum cell concentration was increased by 23-fold when the C(YE) was 40 g/L, the maximum crude ectoine production reached 2.5 g/L when C(YE) was 40 g/L. In addition to demonstrating the success of the fermentation strategy of ectoine in increasing the production and production yield, experimental results further demonstrated that the fermentation medium of ectoine is highly promising for commercialization. Furthermore, the molecular weight and chemical structure of ectoine were identified and characterized by FAB-MS and (1)H-NMR.

  14. El Sistema Europeo de Transferencia y Acumulación de Créditos ECTS

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    Casas Guillén, Mercedes

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available La creación de un “Espacio Europeo de Enseñanza Superior”es el objetivo principal de la Declaración de Bolonia, suscrita por 29 países, entre los que se encuentra España. La consecución del objetivo final “La construcción de un Espacio Europeo de Enseñanza Superior” se logra subdividiéndolo en objetivos menos generales que faciliten su definición, la identificación de sus efectos y la cuantificación de los mismos. Uno de estos objetivos es unificar el crédito universitario en los países comunitarios con el nuevo sistema ECTS. El Sistema de Transferencia y Acumulación de Créditos Europeo supone una cambio radical en la concepción de crédito, pasando de ser las horas de docencia que necesita un profesor para impartir su asignatura a las horas que necesita un alumno para superarla, horas que incluyen la docencia, las tutorías y el trabajo personal supervisado por el profesor. Este trabajo contiene un Análisis Multivariante de las calificaciones de las asignaturas correspondientes a las Licenciaturas de Económicas y Administración y Dirección de Empresas de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de la Universidad San Pablo – CEU durante el curso 1999/2000. Se ha realizado un Análisis Discriminante y un Análisis de la Varianza mediante el paquete de software estadístico SPSS.

  15. Embarazo ectópico bilateral. Presentación de un caso y revisión de la literatura

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    Yarisdey Corrales Hernández

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available El embarazo ectópico es una afección ginecológica que causa frecuentemente muertes maternas directas. Se presenta el caso de un embarazo ectópico bilateral, en una paciente de 39 años de edad, que acudió al Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, de Cienfuegos, refiriendo dolor y amenorrea de 7 semanas. Se realizó examen físico y ultrasonográfico mediante los que se le diagnosticó un embarazo ectópico. Se practicó laparotomía y se encontró un embarazo ectópico bilateral. Se realizó tratamiento quirúrgico. Su presentación es rara, por lo cual se decidió la publicación de este caso.  

  16. Next Generation Metallic Iron Nodule Technology in Electric Arc Steelmaking - Phase II

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    Donald R. Fosnacht; Iwao Iwasaki; Richard F. Kiesel; David J. Englund; David W. Hendrickson; Rodney L. Bleifuss

    2010-12-22

    -bituminous coal as a reductant. From over 4000 laboratory tube and box furnace tests, it was established that the correct combination of additives, fluxes, and reductant while controlling the concentration of CO and CO2 in the furnace atmosphere (a) lowers the operating temperature, (b) decreases the use of reductant coal (c) generates less micro nodules of iron, and (d) promotes desulphurization. The laboratory scale work was subsequently verified on 12.2 m (40 ft) long pilot scale furnace. High quality NRI could be produced on a routine basis using the pilot furnace facility with energy provided from oxy-gas or oxy-coal burner technologies. Specific strategies were developed to allow the use of sub-bituminous coals both as a hearth material and as part of the reaction mixture. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling was used to study the overall carbothermic reduction and smelting process. The movement of the furnace gas on a pilot hearth furnace and larger simulated furnaces and various means of controlling the gas atmosphere were evaluated. Various atmosphere control methods were identified and tested during the course of the investigation. Based on the results, the appropriate modifications to the furnace were made and tested at the pilot scale. A series of reduction and smelting tests were conducted to verify the utility of the processing conditions. During this phase, the overall energy use characteristics, raw materials, alternative fuels, and the overall economics predicted for full scale implementation were analyzed. The results indicate that it should be possible to lower reaction temperatures while simultaneously producing low sulfur, high carbon NRI if the right mix chemistry and atmosphere are employed. Recommendations for moving the technology to the next stage of commercialization are presented.

  17. Q-band 4-state phase shifter in planar technology: Circuit design and performance analysis

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    Villa, E.; Cagigas, J.; Aja, B.; de la Fuente, L.; Artal, E.

    2016-09-01

    A 30% bandwidth phase shifter with four phase states is designed to be integrated in a radio astronomy receiver. The circuit has two 90° out-of-phase microwave phase-shifting branches which are combined by Wilkinson power dividers. Each branch is composed of a 180° phase shifter and a band-pass filter. The 180° phase shifter is made of cascaded hybrid rings with microwave PIN diodes as switching devices. The 90° phase shift is achieved with the two band-pass filters. Experimental characterization has shown significant results, with average phase shift values of -90.7°, -181.7°, and 88.5° within the operation band, 35-47 GHz, and mean insertion loss of 7.4 dB. The performance of its integration in a polarimetric receiver for radio astronomy is analyzed, which validates the use of the presented phase shifter in such type of receiver.

  18. Two-phase anaerobic digestion of vegetable market waste fraction of municipal solid waste and development of improved technology for phase separation in two-phase reactor.

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    Majhi, Bijoy Kumar; Jash, Tushar

    2016-12-01

    Biogas production from vegetable market waste (VMW) fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW) by two-phase anaerobic digestion system should be preferred over the single-stage reactors. This is because VMW undergoes rapid acidification leading to accumulation of volatile fatty acids and consequent low pH resulting in frequent failure of digesters. The weakest part in the two-phase anaerobic reactors was the techniques applied for solid-liquid phase separation of digestate in the first reactor where solubilization, hydrolysis and acidogenesis of solid organic waste occur. In this study, a two-phase reactor which consisted of a solid-phase reactor and a methane reactor was designed, built and operated with VMW fraction of Indian MSW. A robust type filter, which is unique in its implementation method, was developed and incorporated in the solid-phase reactor to separate the process liquid produced in the first reactor. Experiments were carried out to assess the long term performance of the two-phase reactor with respect to biogas production, volatile solids reduction, pH and number of occurrence of clogging in the filtering system or choking in the process liquid transfer line. The system performed well and was operated successfully without the occurrence of clogging or any other disruptions throughout. Biogas production of 0.86-0.889m(3)kg(-1)VS, at OLR of 1.11-1.585kgm(-3)d(-1), were obtained from vegetable market waste, which were higher than the results reported for similar substrates digested in two-phase reactors. The VS reduction was 82-86%. The two-phase anaerobic digestion system was demonstrated to be stable and suitable for the treatment of VMW fraction of MSW for energy generation.

  19. Seeing Technology through Five Phases: A Theoretical Framing to Articulate Holism, Ethics and Critique in, and for, Technological Literacy

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    Keirl, Steve

    2009-01-01

    This article presents a tentative framing that has emerged out of one person's theorised and reflective professional practice with pre-service primary and secondary Design and Technology teachers as well as with practising teachers, school leadership teams and curriculum policy designers and writers. Over many years, several curricular and…

  20. Study of phase change technology for computer memory using Se70Te30-xAgx system

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    Kumar, A.; Agarwal, Pragya; Saxena, Abhay

    2013-06-01

    The phase change memory is the revolutionary technology for computer world today. Phase change memory alloy is composed of chalcogenide glasses. In the present work Ag is doped in binary Se70Te30 system and activation energy of crystallization is calculated. These ternary alloys are explored in various fields like photo doping, optical imaging, and phase change optical recording. The crystallization kinetics of various ternary Se70Te30-xAgx(x = 0,2,4,6) alloys are studied by using Non-isothermal Iso-Conversional methods. The dependence of activation energy Ec is discussed by various methods. The result shows that the activation energy Ec plays a vital role in proving these materials as best applicable materials in optical phase change recording devices.

  1. Nano-Phase Powder Based Exothermic Braze Repair Technology For RCC Materials Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Phase II project will advance innovative, cost effective and reliable nano-phase exothermic RCC joining processes (ExoBrazeTM) in order to be able to reinforce...

  2. Treatment technologies of liquid and solid wastes from two-phase olive oil mills

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    Rincón, Bárbara

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Over the last 10 years the manufacture of olive oil has undergone important evolutionary changes in the equipment used for the separation of olive oil from the remaining components. The latest development has been the introduction of a two-phase centrifugation process in which a horizontally-mounted centrifuge is used for a primary separation of the olive oil fraction from the vegetable solid material and vegetation water. Therefore, the new two-phase olive oil mills produce three identifiable and separate waste streams. These are: 1 the wash waters from the initial cleansing of the fruit; 2 the wash waters from the secondary centrifuge and 3 the aqueous solid residues from the primary centrifugation. As well as offering process advantages they also reduce the water consumption of the mill. The introduction of this technology was carried out in 90% of Spanish olive oil factories. Therefore, the new twophase olive mill effluents (TPOME are made up of the mixture of effluents (1 and (2, the total volume of TPOME generated being around 0.25 l/kg of olives processed. In addition, the solid residue (two-phase olive pomace, TPOP has a high organic matter concentration giving an elevated polluting load and it cannot be easily handled by traditional technology which deals with the conventional three-phase olive cake.So, this paper aims to report the main features and characteristics of TPOME, and of TPOP, as compared to the classical olive mill wastewater (OMW and olive cake derived from the three-phase manufacturing process. The advantages and disadvantages of the two-phase decanting process will be summarized. Among the treatments reported for TPOME, aerobic processes in completely mixed and activated sludge reactor showed high COD removal efficiencies. Kinetic constants of the aerobic processes were also compared at different operational conditions. The report also includes the following findings: assays of anaerobic digestion of wastewaters from the

  3. Integrated Mission Precision Attack Cockpit Technology (IMPACT). Phase 1: Identifying Technologies for Air-to-Ground Fighter Integration.

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    also used as a "first cut" assessment of thebe oud n hediscussion section. Emphasis technologies. The next set of ratings be found in the presented (see...and control aircraft orbiting a display, giving Jack a real time, accurate,secure update of the enemy ground order of 49 battle . What a quantum leap...CAS aircraft were multiple friendly and enemy forces are intermixed (tanks on battle field), but for long distant deliveries of advanced weapons from

  4. Utility advanced turbine systems (ATS) technology readiness testing -- Phase 3. Technical progress report, October 1--December 31, 1997

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    The overall objective of the Advanced Turbine System (ATS) Phase 3 Cooperative Agreement between GE and US Department of Energy (DOE) is the development of the GE 7H and 9H combined cycle power systems. The major effort will be expended on detail design. Validation of critical components and technologies will be performed including: hot gas path component testing, sub-scale compressor testing, steam purity test trials, and rotational heat transfer confirmation testing. Processes will be developed to support the manufacture of the first system, which was to have been sited and operated in Phase 4 but will now be sited and operated commercially by GE. This change has resulted from DOE`s request to GE for deletion of Phase 4 in favor of a restructured Phase 3 (as Phase 3R) to include full speed, no load (FSNL) testing of the 7H gas turbine. Technology enhancements that are not required for the first machine design but will be critical for future ATS advances in performance, reliability, and costs will be initiated. Long-term tests of materials to confirm design life predictions will continue. A schematic of the GE H machine is shown. This report summarizes work accomplished in 4Q97.

  5. THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCES VIA CROSS-CURRICULAR ECTS SEMINARS EL DESARROLLO DE COMPETENCIAS COMUNICATIVAS A TRAVÉS DE SEMINARIOS TRANSVERSALES ECTS: UNA EXPERIENCIA EN LA UNIVERSIDAD DE JAÉN

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    María Luisa Pérez Cañado

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    Full Text Available This article describes an innovative experience in the development of cross-curricular generic and subject-specific competencies carried out via a system of ECTS seminars which has been developed within the degree in English Philology at the University of Jaén during the academic year 2008-2009. The aim of these seminars has been to reinforce coordination amongst professors, to overcome the oftentimes worrying individualism which characterizes teaching practices at tertiary level, and to make the transition from the transmission of information model based on ex-cathedra lecturing to a more critical and significant learning based on competencies and not merely on contents. After justifying the need for an experience of this type and describing its development, contents, and evaluation, the article goes on to present the results of the descriptive study which has accompanied it. The outcomes of the investigation have revealed that the ECTS seminar system has been highly beneficial for the participating students. The latter have been aware of the existence, development, and usefulness of a set of generic and specific competencies which are essential for the English philologist. We consider that, in our immediate context, these ECTS seminars have constituted an important first step in the integration, teaching, and assessment of competencies in the curriculum.El presente artículo describe una experiencia novedosa en el desarrollo de competencias genéricas y específicas y en el fomento de la interdisciplinariedad y la transversalidad. Se trata de un sistema de seminarios ECTS – que también entroncan con el Plan de Acción Tutorial – que se han desarrollado en la Licenciatura en Filología Inglesa de la Universidad de Jaén durante este curso académico (2008-2009. Con ellos, hemos pretendido fomentar la coordinación entre el profesorado de dicha titulación, superar el individualismo que suele caracterizar a las actuaciones docentes en

  6. Dual phase vacuum extraction technology for the recovery of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination from the subsurface : a case study

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    Kallur, V.G.; Agar, J.G.; Wong, T.T.; Naus, J. [O' Connor Associates Environmental Inc., Calgary, AB (Canada); Michielsen, A.P. [Imperial Oil Ltd., Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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    This paper presents a case history concerning the application of dual phase vacuum extraction (DPVE) technology for the remediation of subsurface petroleum hydrocarbon (PHC) contamination in silty soils at a service station site located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It also summarized the design and performance monitoring results for the site, in conjunction with the performance monitoring results from similar DPVE systems in operation at 7 other sites in western Canada. Each of these sites is underlain by both fine-grained and coarser grained sandy soils. The study offers useful design guidance and insight on the practical limitations of DPVE technology for PHC remediation. 2 refs., 6 tabs., 4 figs.

  7. 基于ECT/EST双模成像系统的激励测量模式%Incentive Measurement Models Based on ECT/EST Dual-modality System

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    刘建英; 于海亭; 王伯波; 薛倩

    2016-01-01

    电荷层析成像( EST)与电容层析成像( ECT)传感器结构类似,便于集成双模成像系统,以拓宽单模态系统的测量范围,提高成像精度。通过设计合理的激励测量策略,即可利用双模态传感器分时测量电容信号与电荷信号,获取足够的有效测量信息,保证重建图像质量。设计合理的C/V,E/V转换电路和多路选通电路,并在FPGA硬件平台上通过软件控制实现ECT与EST信号的分时测量及进行不同激励测量模式的切换,得到更多的有效测量值。模拟实验结果表明:该方法可以实现不同激励测量模式的切换,获取双模态测量信息。%The structure of electrostatic tomography ( EST) sensor is similar with electrical capacitance tomography ( ECT) sensor,making it convenient to construct ECT/EST dual modality system for the purpose of expanding the measurement range of single modality system and improving the quality of reconstructed images.Capacitance signal and electrostatic signal can be meas-ured by the dual modality sensor at separated time by designing proper exciting-measuring strategies. Design of reasonable E/V, C/V conversion circuit and multi-channel gating circuit,and enough effective measurement information has to be obtained to re-construct high-quality of images.Through program control on the platform of FPGA,separate-time measurement of ECT and EST signals and exciting-measuring strategy switching were implemented to get more effective measuring values. Experimental results show that the developed method can realize flexible switching between different exciting-measuring strategies,and obtain the de-sired dual-modality measurement information.

  8. High temperature turbine technology program. Phase II. Technology test and support studies. Annual technical progress report, January 1, 1979-December 31, 1979

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    1980-01-01

    Work performed on the High Temperature Turbine Technology Program, Phase II - Technology Test and Support Studies during the period from January 1, 1979 through December 31, 1979 is summarized. Objectives of the program elements as well as technical progress and problems encountered during this Phase II annual reporting period are presented. Progress on design, fabrication and checkout of test facilities and test rigs is described. LP turbine cascade tests were concluded. 350 hours of testing were conducted on the LP rig engine first with clean distillate fuel and then with fly ash particulates injected into the hot gas stream. Design and fabrication of the turbine spool technology rig components are described. TSTR 60/sup 0/ sector combustor rig fabrication and testing are reviewed. Progress in the design and fabrication of TSTR cascade rig components for operation on both distillate fuel and low Btu gas is described. The new coal-derived gaseous fuel synthesizing facility is reviewed. Results and future plans for the supporting metallurgical programs are discussed.

  9. Industrialization study, phase 2. [assessment of advanced photovoltaic technologies for commerical development

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    1979-01-01

    The potentials and requirements of advanced photovoltaic technologies still in their early developmental stages were evaluated and compared to the present day single crystal silicon wafer technology and to each other. The major areas of consideration include polycrystalline and amorphous silicon, single crystal and polycrystalline gallium arsenide, and single crystal and polycrystalline cadmium sulfide. A rank ordering of the advanced technologies is provided. The various ranking schemes were based upon present-day efficiency levels, their stability and long-term reliability prospects, material availability, capital investments both at the laboratory and production level, and associated variable costs. An estimate of the timing of the possible readiness of these advanced technologies for technology development programs and industrialization is presented along with a set of recommended government actions concerning the various advanced technologies.

  10. Baseline Study Methodology for Future Phases of Research on Nuclear Power Plant Control Room Technologies

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    Le Blanc, Katya Lee [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Bower, Gordon Ross [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Hill, Rachael Ann [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Spielman, Zachary Alexander [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Rice, Brandon Charles [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    2016-07-01

    In order to provide a basis for industry adoption of advanced technologies, the Control Room Upgrades Benefits Research Project will investigate the benefits of including advanced technologies as part of control room modernization This report describes the background, methodology, and research plan for the first in a series of full-scale studies to test the effects of advanced technology in NPP control rooms. This study will test the effect of Advanced Overview Displays in the partner Utility’s control room simulator

  11. Development of ITM Oxygen Technology for Integration in IGCC and Other Advanced Power Generation DECISION POINT 1 UNDER PHASE 3

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    Anderson, Lori

    2013-08-01

    Air Products and the DOE have partnered over a number of years in the development of ITM Oxygen technology in support of gasification technology. Throughout this process, studies of application of the technology to IGCC and oxy-coal combustion have shown significant reduction in capital and operating costs compared to similar systems using conventional cryogenic air separation. Phase 3, the current phase of the program, focuses on the design, construction and operation of a 30- to 100-TPD pilot facility, the Intermediate Scale Test Unit (ISTU). Execution of this phase to date has resulted in significant advances in a number of areas including ceramic membrane material development, module design and production, ceramic-to-metal seal design, process control strategies, and engineering development of process cycles. Phase 3 will be complete upon successful operation of the ISTU in a series of tests making oxygen from ceramic membrane modules and producing power from a hot gas expander. Phase 3 work has extended beyond the planned schedule due to a delay in delivery of equipment from vendors. Air Products is currently managing the equipment delay by close involvement with the vendor to redesign the problematic equipment and oversee its fabrication. The result of these unforeseen challenges is that the ISTU project completion date has been delayed. Tight cost controls have been implemented both by DOE program management and APCI to meet budget constraints despite increased costs due to budget delays. Total project costs have increased in several areas. Increased costs in the ISTU project include purchased equipment, instruments, construction, and contractor engineering. Increased costs for other tasks include additional work in support of module production by Ceramatec, Inc, and increased Air Products labor for component testing. Air Products plans to complete testing as outlined in the SOPO and successfully complete all project objectives by the end of FY14.

  12. Embarazo ectópico ístmico-cervical complicado con placenta increta: reporte de un caso

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    Jamilton Figueroa Solano

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Paciente femenina de 37 años de edad, quien ingresa con diagnóstico de embarazo ectópico ístmico-cervical; indicando tratamiento conservador farmacológico con Metotrexato. Posteriormente presentó sangrado genital en abundante cantidad y descompensación hemodinámica. Se le realizó ultrasonido transvaginal control con persistencia de una imagen con similares dimensiones a la del ingreso por lo que se decide realizar laparotomía exploradora e histerectomía total, con reporte histopatológico de embarazo ístmico y placenta increta. La evolución posterior a la cirugía fue satisfactoria. El objetivo del siguiente caso es presentar y discutir el hallazgo de una patología infrecuente como lo es el embarazo ectópico ístmico-cervical. Palabras clave: Embarazo ectópico, embarazo ístmico, acretismo placentario, metotrexato. Isthmian-cervical ectopic pregnancy and placenta increta: a case report Abstract A 37 years old female patient, who was admitted with diagnosis of Isthmian-cervical ectopic pregnancy; indicating conservative pharmacotherapy with methotrexate. Afterwards the patient presented profuse genital bleeding and hemodynamic decompensation. A control transvaginal ultrasound was performed showing persistence of an image with similar dimensions to admission images, deciding to perform a scaning laparotomy and following total hysterectomy, with histopathological reports of Isthmian pregnancy and placenta increta. The Patient’s clinical evolution after surgery was successful. The purpose of the following case is to present and discuss the discovery of a disease as rare as the Isthmian-cervical ectopic pregnancy.

  13. Horizontal Two Phase Flow Regime Identification: Comparison of Pressure Signature, Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) and High Speed Visualization (Postprint)

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    2012-11-01

    cooling techniques for computers, home/automotive air conditioning systems, avionics, industrial transport, and nuclear reactors 1-3 . Various flow...in microchannel arrays with a hydraulic diameter of 0.6 mm using deionized water. Comparisons between experimental data and published correlations...investigated the unsteady behavior of pressure signals in single microchannel flow of n-pentane. Their research revealed pressure fluctuations from 20 to

  14. An experimental indoor phasing system based on active optics using dispersed Hartmann sensing technology in the visible waveband

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    Yong Zhang; Gen-Rong Liu; Yue-Fei Wang; Ye-Ping Li; Ya-Jun Zhang; Liang Zhang; Yi-Zhong Zeng; Jie Zhang

    2011-01-01

    A telescope with a larger primary mirror can collect much more light and resolve objects much better than one with a smaller mirror,and so the larger version is always pursued by astronomers and astronomical technicians.Instead of using a monolithic primary mirror,more and more large telescopes,which are currently being planned or in construction,have adopted a segmented primary mirror design.Therefore,how to sense and phase such a primary mirror is a key issue for the future of extremely large optical/infrared telescopes.The Dispersed Fringe Sensor (DFS),or Dispersed Hartmann Sensor (DHS),is a non-contact method using broadband point light sources and it can estimate the piston by the two-directional spectrum formed by the transmissive grating's dispersion and lenslet array.Thus it can implement the combination of co-focusing by Shack-Hartmann technology and phasing by dispersed fringe sensing technologies such as the template-mapping method and the Hartmann method.We introduce the successful design,construction and alignment of our dispersed Hartmann sensor together with its design principles and simulations.We also conduct many successful real phasing tests and phasing corrections in the visible waveband using our existing indoor segmented mirror optics platform.Finally,some conclusions are reached based on the test and correction of experimental results.

  15. DE-FOA-EE0005502 Advanced Percussive Drilling Technology for Geothermal Exploration and Development Phase II Report.

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    Su, Jiann-Cherng [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Raymond, David W. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Prasad, Somuri V. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Wolfer, Dale R. [Atlas-Copco Secoroc, LLC, Fagersta (Sweden)

    2017-05-01

    Percussive hammers are a promising advance in drilling technology for geothermal since they rely upon rock reduction mechanisms that are well-suited for use in the hard, brittle rock characteristic of geothermal formations. The project research approach and work plan includes a critical path to development of a high-temperature (HT) percussive hammer using a two- phase approach. The work completed in Phase I of the project demonstrated the viability of percussive hammers and that solutions to technical challenges in design, material technology, and performance are likely to be resolved. Work completed in Phase II focused on testing the findings from Phase I and evaluating performance of the materials and designs at high- operating temperatures. A high-operating temperature (HOT) drilling facility was designed, built, and used to test the performance of the DTH under extreme conditions. Results from the testing indicate that a high-temperature capable hammer can be developed and is a viable alternative for user in the driller's toolbox.

  16. Technology needs for the later phases of an oil spill. Volume 1

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    Goodman, R. [Innovative Ventures Ltd., Cochrane, AB (Canada)

    2007-07-01

    The phases of an oil spill response can be classified as initial response, project phase, end phase and the monitoring phase. The initial on-water phase of the response or shoreline cleanup includes the development of contingency planning, stockpiling of equipment and research into response equipment for removing oil on water. Lack of planning for a response can lead to an initial response that has less than satisfactory results. An initial assessment of the oil spill response begins at the moment the spill occurs and continues for days, depending on the quality of the initial response. This phase includes the use of booms, skimmers, dispersants and in-situ burning. It was emphasized that oil spill research should focus on gathering scientific information needed to make decisions during the project phase and beyond. Typically, this will involve the study of long-term impacts and should be undertaken in a research environment in order to apply new data to any spill scenario. This paper highlighted knowledge needs to support decisions in the cleanup phase. The Exxon Valdez incident provided information on the long-term impacts of a variety of cleanup techniques. This paper also addressed damage assessment and restoration issues along with the decision to terminate a response. Once a response has been terminated, long-term monitoring of the ecosystem begins in order to identify the spill impact. 9 refs., 6 figs.

  17. Spacecraft Thermal Management using Advanced Hybrid Two-Phase Loop Technology

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    2007-02-01

    HYBRID TWO-PHASE LOOPS The schematic of the Hybrid Two-Phase Loop (HTPL) used for a thermal testing is shown in Figure 3. Main components for the...hybrid two-phase loop with single evaporator. The thermal test starts first by turning on the liquid pump to circulate liquid along the loop. Once the...Vapor Out Evaporator Body (E1) Evaporator Body (E2) Total Heat Input Heat Input (E1) Heat Input (E2) Thermal Resistance (E1) FIGURE 10. Thermal test results

  18. Electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) and gamma radiation meter for comparison with and validation and tuning of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of multiphase flow

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    Pradeep, Chaminda; Yan, Ru; Vestøl, Sondre; Melaaen, Morten C.; Mylvaganam, Saba

    2014-07-01

    The electrical capacitance tomographic (ECT) approach is increasingly seen as attractive for measurement and control applications in the process industries. Recently, there is increased interest in using the tomographic details from ECT for comparing with and validating and tuning CFD models of multiphase flow. Collaboration with researchers working in the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of multiphase flows gives valuable information for both groups of researchers in the field of ECT and CFD. By studying the ECT tomograms of multiphase flows under carefully monitored inflow conditions of the different media and by obtaining the capacitance values, C(i, j, t) with i = 1…N, j = 1, 2,…N and i ≠ j obtained from ECT modules with N electrodes, it is shown how the interface heights in a pipe with stratified flow of oil and air can be fruitfully compared to the values of those obtained from ECT and gamma radiation meter (GRM) for improving CFD modeling. Monitored inflow conditions in this study are flow rates of air, water and oil into a pipe which can be positioned at varying inclinations to the horizontal, thus emulating the pipelines laid in subsea installations. It is found that ECT-based tomograms show most of the features seen in the GRM-based visualizations with nearly one-to-one correspondence to interface heights obtained from these two methods, albeit some anomalies at the pipe wall. However, there are some interesting features the ECT manages to capture: features which the GRM or the CFD modeling apparently do not show, possibly due to parameters not defined in the inputs to the CFD model or much slower response of the GRM. Results presented in this paper indicate that a combination of ECT and GRM and preferably with other modalities with enhanced data fusion and analysis combined with CFD modeling can help to improve the modeling, measurement and control of multiphase flow in the oil and gas industries and in the process industries

  19. Performance Evaluation of Advanced Retrofit Roof Technologies Using Field-Test Data Phase Three Final Report, Volume 2

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    Biswas, Kaushik [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Childs, Phillip W. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Atchley, Jerald Allen [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2015-01-01

    This article presents some miscellaneous data from two low-slope and two steep-slope experimental roofs. The low-slope roofs were designed to compare the performance of various roof coatings exposed to natural weatherization. The steep-slope roofs contained different combinations of phase change material, rigid insulation, low emittance surface and above-sheathing ventilation, with standing-seam metal panels on top. The steep-slope roofs were constructed on a series of adjacent attics separated at the gables using thick foam insulation. This article describes phase three (3) of a study that began in 2009 to evaluate the energy benefits of a sustainable re-roofing technology utilizing standing-seam metal roofing panels combined with energy efficient features like above-sheathing-ventilation (ASV), phase change material (PCM) and rigid insulation board. The data from phases 1 and 2 have been previously published and reported [Kosny et al., 2011; Biswas et al., 2011; Biswas and Childs, 2012; Kosny et al., 2012]. Based on previous data analyses and discussions within the research group, additional test roofs were installed in May 2012, to test new configurations and further investigate different components of the dynamic insulation systems. Some experimental data from phase 3 testing from May 2012 to December 2013 and some EnergyPlus modeling results have been reported in volumes 1 and 3, respectively, of the final report [Biswas et al., 2014; Biswas and Bhandari, 2014].

  20. Diseño y validación de cuestionarios para la valoración del sistema ECTS

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    María Luisa PÉREZ CAÑADO

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta en primicia el diseño y validación de cuatro baterías de cuestionarios (competencias, tiempo real de dedicación, metodología y satisfacción, que pone a disposición de la universidad española para su utilización en un diagnóstico del funcionamiento del sistema ECTS tanto en el área lingüística como en todos los ámbitos de la educación terciaria. El fin de todo ello es mejorar el funcionamiento del sistema ECTS y garantizar que las decisiones tomadas en relación con las nuevas enseñanzas universitarias oficiales se basen en datos empíricos y en referentes tanto nacionales como internacionales. Tras describir las características de cada cuestionario y presentar el número, la ordenación y la codificación de los ítems, el artículo detalla el proceso de validación en dos fases que se ha seguido para garantizar la fiabilidad de las cuatro baterías. Finalmente, presenta, en cinco apéndices, las versiones finales tanto para el profesorado como para el alumnado, las cuales están listas para ser aplicadas.

  1. ECT, rTMS, and deepTMS in pharmacoresistant drug-free patients with unipolar depression: a comparative review

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    Salviati M

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Amedeo Minichino¹, Francesco Saverio Bersani¹, Enrico Capra¹, Rossella Pannese¹, Celeste Bonanno², Massimo Salviati¹, Roberto Delle Chiaie¹, Massimo Biondi¹¹Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, ²Aldo Moro University of Bari, Bari, ItalyBackground: Biological treatments are considered as additional options for the treatment of resistant unipolar depression. Controversial data exist about the efficacy and tolerability of three of the most used somatic treatments: electroconvulsive therapy (ECT, transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS, and deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (deepTMS. The aim of this review is to investigate and compare the efficacy and tolerability of these three techniques in drug-free patients with pharmacoresistant unipolar depression.Methods: Three independent reviewers extracted data and assessed the quality of methodological reporting of selected studies. The first outcome was the clinical response to the three different techniques defined as a percentage improvement of Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS. The second outcome was the evaluation of their neuropsychological effects. The third outcome was the evaluation of the number of remitted patients; remission was defined as an absolute HDRS-24 score of ≤11 or as an absolute HDRS-17 score of ≤8. Tolerability was the fourth outcome; it was evaluated by examining the number of dropped-out patients.Results: The comparative evaluation of HDRS percentage variations shows ECT as the most effective method after 4 weeks of therapy; on the other hand, a better efficacy is obtainable by deepTMS after 2 weeks of therapy. DeepTMS is the technique that gives the best improvement of cognitive performances. The percentage of remitted patients obtained with ECT treatment is the same obtained in the deepTMS group. Both techniques have a remitted patients percentage two times larger than the rTMS. DeepTMS shows a tolerability

  2. Characterization of aqueous two phase systems by combining lab-on-a-chip technology with robotic liquid handling stations.

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    Amrhein, Sven; Schwab, Marie-Luise; Hoffmann, Marc; Hubbuch, Jürgen

    2014-11-07

    Over the last decade, the use of design of experiment approaches in combination with fully automated high throughput (HTP) compatible screenings supported by robotic liquid handling stations (LHS), adequate fast analytics and data processing has been developed in the biopharmaceutical industry into a strategy of high throughput process development (HTPD) resulting in lower experimental effort, sample reduction and an overall higher degree of process optimization. Apart from HTP technologies, lab-on-a-chip technology has experienced an enormous growth in the last years and allows further reduction of sample consumption. A combination of LHS and lab-on-a-chip technology is highly desirable and realized in the present work to characterize aqueous two phase systems with respect to tie lines. In particular, a new high throughput compatible approach for the characterization of aqueous two phase systems regarding tie lines by exploiting differences in phase densities is presented. Densities were measured by a standalone micro fluidic liquid density sensor, which was integrated into a liquid handling station by means of a developed generic Tip2World interface. This combination of liquid handling stations and lab-on-a-chip technology enables fast, fully automated, and highly accurate density measurements. The presented approach was used to determine the phase diagram of ATPSs composed of potassium phosphate (pH 7) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) with a molecular weight of 300, 400, 600 and 1000 Da respectively in the presence and in the absence of 3% (w/w) sodium chloride. Considering the whole ATPS characterization process, two complete ATPSs could be characterized within 24h, including four runs per ATPS for binodal curve determination (less than 45 min/run), and tie line determination (less than 45 min/run for ATPS preparation and 8h for density determination), which can be performed fully automated over night without requiring man power. The presented methodology provides

  3. Coherence-controlled holographic microscopy principle embodiment into Q-PHASE microscope: story of a successful technology transfer

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    Lostak, M.; Chmelik, R.

    2016-03-01

    Curiously, the coherence-controlled holographic microscopy (CCHM) was brought into the world owing to the endeavor of Chmelik's team at Brno University of Technology (BUT) to avoid scanning in confocal microscopy. As coherence gating seemed to be the way, the Leith & Upatnieks proposal of incoherent holography had been considered attractive. Their method made interference system free from strict dependence on both spatial and temporal coherence. Off axis holographic system proposed on such basis has been proved capable of coherence based depth discrimination in single wide-field shot in reflected-light arrangement. Consequently, extremely low-coherence holographic imaging had been found highly contributive also to the image quality depriving it from coherence artefacts and improving its transversal resolution. This is why CCHM promised high precision of quantitative phase imaging (QPI) in transmitted light set up that was realized for cell biology. However the cost of necessarily complicated optical design and need of very precise mechanics forced the team of prof Chmelik at BUT to search for a company capable of mastering the instrument. It was TESCAN ORSAY the highly successful scanning electron microscopes producer that finally took charge of the commercial design. Long-term collaboration of the company with BUT made possible both the CCHM technology successful transfer up to Q-PHASE microscope production as well as the company Light microscopy division reinforcement. This contribution merges views of CCHM technology author and the TESCAN development team.

  4. Optimized condition for etching fused-silica phase gratings with inductively coupled plasma technology.

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    Wang, Shunquan; Zhou, Changhe; Ru, Huayi; Zhang, Yanyan

    2005-07-20

    Polymer deposition is a serious problem associated with the etching of fused silica by use of inductively coupled plasma (ICP) technology, and it usually prevents further etching. We report an optimized etching condition under which no polymer deposition will occur for etching fused silica with ICP technology. Under the optimized etching condition, surfaces of the fabricated fused silica gratings are smooth and clean. Etch rate of fused silica is relatively high, and it demonstrates a linear relation between etched depth and working time. Results of the diffraction of gratings fabricated under the optimized etching condition match theoretical results well.

  5. Phase 1 report on sensor technology, data fusion and data interpretation for site characterization

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    Beckerman, M.

    1991-10-01

    In this report we discuss sensor technology, data fusion and data interpretation approaches of possible maximal usefulness for subsurface imaging and characterization of land-fill waste sites. Two sensor technologies, terrain conductivity using electromagnetic induction and ground penetrating radar, are described and the literature on the subject is reviewed. We identify the maximum entropy stochastic method as one providing a rigorously justifiable framework for fusing the sensor data, briefly summarize work done by us in this area, and examine some of the outstanding issues with regard to data fusion and interpretation. 25 refs., 17 figs.

  6. CO2 capture technologies: current status and new directions using supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) absorbers

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    Kolding, Helene; Fehrmann, Rasmus; Riisager, Anders

    2012-01-01

    Current state-of-the-art techniques for CO2 capture are presented and discussed. Post-combustion capture of CO2 by absorption is the technology most easily retrofitted to existing installations, but at present this is not economically viable to install and run. Using ionic liquids instead...... candidate for CO2 absorption using SILP technology. Thus a solid SILP absorber comprised of 40 wt% [N6666][Pro] loaded on precalcined silica quantitatively takes up about 1.2 mole CO2 per mole of ionic liquid in consecutive absorption-desorption cycles in a flow-experiment performed with 0.09 bar of CO2 (9......% CO2 in He)....

  7. CO2 capture technologies: current status and new directions using supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) absorbers

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    Kolding, Helene; Fehrmann, Rasmus; Riisager, Anders

    2012-01-01

    Current state-of-the-art techniques for CO2 capture are presented and discussed. Post-combustion capture of CO2 by absorption is the technology most easily retrofitted to existing installations, but at present this is not economically viable to install and run. Using ionic liquids instead...... candidate for CO2 absorption using SILP technology. Thus a solid SILP absorber comprised of 40 wt% [N6666][Pro] loaded on precalcined silica quantitatively takes up about 1.2 mole CO2 per mole of ionic liquid in consecutive absorption-desorption cycles in a flow-experiment performed with 0.09 bar of CO2 (9......% CO2 in He)....

  8. How to Improve SBIR Phase 3 Technology Commercialization Effectiveness: A NASA Glenn Internal Assessment

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    Horsham, Gary A. P.

    1999-01-01

    Governmental departments and agencies with responsibilities for implementing the Small Business Innovative Research program under the auspices of the Small Business Administration, are now required to be more accountable for phase 3 performance. At NASA Glenn Research Center, internal, one-on-one interviews were conducted with seven contracting officer technical representatives who have managed one or more SBIR contracts through completion of phase 2. A questionnaire consisting of nineteen questions was formulated and used for the above purpose. This self-assessment produced several comments, conclusions, and recommendations for consideration and potential application.

  9. Utility advanced turbine systems (ATS) technology readiness testing -- Phase 3. Annual report, October 1, 1996--September 30, 1997

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    1997-12-31

    The overall objective of the Advanced Turbine System (ATS) Phase 3 Cooperative Agreement between GE and the US Department of Energy (DOE) is the development of the GE 7H and 9H combined cycle power systems. The major effort will be expended on detail design. Validation of critical components and technologies will be performed including: hot gas path component testing, sub-scale compressor testing, steam purity test trials, and rotational heat transfer confirmation testing. Processes will be developed to support the manufacture of the first system. Technology enhancements that are not required for the first machine design but will be critical for future ATS advances in performance, reliability, and costs will be initiated. Long-term tests of materials to confirm design life predictions will continue. A schematic of the GE H machine is shown.

  10. Summary Report on Phase I Results from the 3D Printing in Zero G Technology Demonstration Mission, Volume I

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    Prater, T. J.; Bean, Q. A.; Beshears, R. D.; Rolin, T. D.; Werkheiser, N. J.; Ordonez, E. A.; Ryan, R. M.; Ledbetter, F. E., III

    2016-01-01

    Human space exploration to date has been confined to low-Earth orbit and the Moon. The International Space Station (ISS) provides a unique opportunity for researchers to prove out the technologies that will enable humans to safely live and work in space for longer periods of time and venture beyond the Earth/Moon system. The ability to manufacture parts in-space rather than launch them from Earth represents a fundamental shift in the current risk and logistics paradigm for human spaceflight. In September 2014, NASA, in partnership with Made In Space, Inc., launched the 3D Printing in Zero-G technology demonstration mission to explore the potential of additive manufacturing for in-space applications and demonstrate the capability to manufacture parts and tools on orbit using fused deposition modeling. This Technical Publication summarizes the results of testing to date of the ground control and flight prints from the first phase of this ISS payload.

  11. A Phase Change Memory Chip Based on TiSbTe Alloy in 40-nm Standard CMOS Technology

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    Zhitang Song; YiPeng Zhan; Daolin Cai; Bo Liu; Yifeng Chen; Jiadong Ren

    2015-01-01

    In this letter, a phase change random access memory (PCRAM) chip based on Ti0.4Sb2Te3 alloy material was fabricated in a 40-nm 4-metal level complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology. The phase change resistor was then integrated after CMOS logic fabrication. The PCRAM was successfully embedded without changing any logic device and process, in which 1.1 V negative-channel metal-oxide semiconductor device was used as the memory cell selector. The currents and the time of SET and RESET operations were found to be 0.2 and 0.5 mA, 100 and 10 ns, respectively. The high speed performance of this chip may highlight the design advantages in many embedded applications.

  12. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and aerobic exercise training (AET) increased plasma BDNF and ameliorated depressive symptoms in patients suffering from major depressive disorder.

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    Salehi, Iraj; Hosseini, Seyed Mohammad; Haghighi, Mohammad; Jahangard, Leila; Bajoghli, Hafez; Gerber, Markus; Pühse, Uwe; Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith; Brand, Serge

    2016-05-01

    To treat patients suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD), research has focused on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and aerobic exercise training (AET). Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) seems to be key in MDD. The aims of the present study were therefore two-fold, to investigate in a three-arm interventional study the differential effects of ECT, ECT plus AET, and AET alone in patients suffering from TR-MDD on 1. depressive symptoms and 2. plasma BDNF (pBDNF). 60 patients with MDD (mean age: 31 years; 31.6% female patients) were randomly assigned either to the ECT, ECT + AET, or AET condition. The AET condition consisted of treadmill exercise for 45 min, three times a week. Both depression severity and pBDNF levels were assessed at baseline and 4 weeks later. All patients were further treated with an SSRI standard medication. pBDNF levels increased over time in all three study conditions, though, highest increase was observed in the ECT + EAT condition, and lowest increase was observed in the AET condition. Depressive symptoms decreased in all three conditions over time, though, strongest decrease was observed in the ECT + AET condition. The combination of ECT + AET led to significantly greater remission rates than in either the ECT or AET alone conditions. BDNF levels were not associated with symptoms of depression. The pattern of results suggests that ECT, AET and particularly their combination are promising directions for the treatment of patients suffering from MDD, and that it remains unclear to what extent pBDNF is key and a reliable biomarker for MDD. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. 无线电鉴相定位技术的改进%Optimization of wireless phase discrimination positioning technology

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    吴双娥; 萧宝瑾

    2012-01-01

    In the current positioning technology.it can achieve centimeter-level positioning system which costs much, while in the low cost of the system it can't achieve centimeter-level accuracy. This scheme which uses radio phase discrimination positioning technology discriminate phase to carrier signal can make the positioning accuracy reaches 1 cm. The method is in locomotive orbit at each end to install a radio transmitter, and in locomotive to install receiver, when a locomotive moving in orbit road receives two columns of radio waves which will produce the phase difference, and then uses the phase difference to determine the position of the locomotive. In the improvement scheme uses modulation technology,multiplier technology,and the Windom antenna receives two columns of radio waves,so that the system structure is simple,low cost,high reliability.%在目前的定位技术中,能够实现厘米级定位的系统造价高,而造价低的系统精度达不到厘米级.本方案利用无线电鉴相定位技术,对载波信号进行鉴相,可使定位精度达到1 cm.其方法是在机车轨道两端各安装一个无线电发射机,机车上安装接收机,当机车在轨道上行驶时,接收到的2列无线电波会产生相位差,利用这个相位差来确定机车的位置.在改进方案中采用了调制技术和倍频技术,并采用温顿天线同时接收2列无线电波,从而使该系统结构简单、成本低、可靠性高.

  14. Screening of high melting point phase change materials (PCM) in solar thermal concentrating technology based on CLFR

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    Hoshi, Akira [Ichinoseki National College of Technology (Japan). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Mills, D.R.; Bittar, A. [University of Sydney (Australia). School of Physics; Saitoh, T.S. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Graduate School of Environmental Studies

    2005-09-01

    We have investigated the suitability of high melting point phase change materials for use in new, large scale solar thermal electricity plants. Candidate materials for latent heat thermal energy storage are identified and their operating parameters modeled and analysed. The mathematical characteristics of charging and discharging these storage materials are discussed. Several high melting point, high conductivity materials are shown to be suitable and advantageous for use with solar thermal electricity plants, such as Sydney University's novel, low cost CLFR and MTSA collector systems, as well as existing parabolic trough and tower technologies. (author)

  15. Solid Polymer Electrolyte (SPE) fuel cell technology, program review, phase 2

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    1976-01-01

    The purpose of the solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) fuel cell program is to advance the SPE fuel cell technology in four target areas. These areas are: (1) reduced fuel cell costs; (2) reduced fuel cell weight; (3) improved fuel cell efficiency; and (4) increased systems compatibility.

  16. A Review on Applicability of Big Data Technology in Nuclear Power Plant : Focused on O and M Phases

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    Cha, Jae-Min; Shin, Junguk Shin; Yeom, Choong-Sub [Institute for Advanced Engineering, Yongin (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-05-15

    With the rapid growth of information and communication technology (ICT), data has been explosively increasing. It is the most important component of big data concept which derives values from the data. Recently, big data technology has been applied to plant industry such as oil and gas plant, steel and iron plant, and power plant as well as traditional industries including communication, manufacturing, distribution, banking, and so on. It means that the big data technology has a high opportunity to enhance operational performance from tremendous data collected from numerous sensors, which are generally attached to the Structures, Systems, and Components (SSCs). Gartner reported that 'the big data has high potential opportunities in Manufacturing and Natural Resource industry sector'. In the paper, we analyze the applicability of the big data technology in the NPP focusing on O and M phase. For this, the following sequence of process: Operational concept definition, Problem analysis, Needs derivation is conducted. This research has some limitations as follows. 1) Only monitoring and diagnosis part in the operational phase is considered in the whole plant lifecycle activities. That is, the necessity of big data should be derived in the comprehensive and diverse viewpoints. 2) Target interviewee is too small. That is, the more interviewee should be considered to increase the credibility of the research results. In the further study, to overcome the limitations of this research, we plan to validate the necessity via quantitative survey methods with more experts in the various plant cycles. We also attempt to show the practical impacts of big data through the practical application into the NPP.

  17. Changes in the levels of kynurenic acid and selected proinflammatory cytokines after pharmacological treatment and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT in patients with depressive disorder

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to compare the concentrations of KYNA, 3-OH-KYN and the cytokines TNF-α and IL-6 in patients with depression vs. healthy controls as well as in patients with depression treated pharmacologically vs. those treated using ECT. We also evaluated the relationship between the concentrations of KYNA, 3-OH-KYN and the cytokines TNF-α and IL-6 and clinical improvement measured on the MADRS scale in patients treated pharmacologically and those treated with ECT.

  18. 基于ANSYS电容层析成像结构参数分析与优化%Analysis and Optimization of Structural Parameters Based on ANSYS in ECT

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    李岩; 朱艳丹; 袁小花; 李杰

    2012-01-01

    Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) is a mechanism based on the process of capacitive sensor imaging technology, electrode capacitance sensor array of 12 ECT system background. We describe the calculation of sensitivity field, using ANSYS finite element analysis tool for large-scale establishment of capacitance sensor structural model, and get the distribution of sensitivity field between the electrodes, the capacitance sensor capacitance change in the situation of different parameters in order to avoid oscillation near the particle and particle in the global into local optimum, and the improved PSO search strategy and improvement of chaotic mix of new algorithm. Sensitive to the overall sensitivity to the size of system performance field goal to optimize the capacitive sensor structure , we find the optimal structural parameters of the sensor. For the electrical capacitance tomography image reconstruction we provide a new way of thinking.%电容层析成像技术(ECT)是一种基于电容传感器机理的过程成像技术,以12电极电容阵列传感器ECT系统为背景,介绍了敏感场的计算方法,借助大型ANSYS有限元分析工具,建立电容传感器结构模型,并得到电极间敏感场的分布,为了避免粒子在全局附近振荡和粒子陷入局部最优,提出了改进PSO与改进混沌搜索策略的混合新算法.以敏感场整体灵敏度大小系统性能为目标,优化了电容传感器结构,寻找到的传感器最优结构参数.为电容层析成像系统图像重建提供了新思路.

  19. International academic program in technologies of light-water nuclear reactors. Phases of development and implementation

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    Geraskin, N. I.; Glebov, V. B.

    2017-01-01

    The results of implementation of European educational projects CORONA and CORONA II dedicated to preserving and further developing nuclear knowledge and competencies in the area of technologies of light-water nuclear reactors are analyzed. Present article addresses issues of design and implementation of the program for specialized training in the branch of technologies of light-water nuclear reactors. The systematic approach has been used to construct the program for students of nuclear specialties, which corresponding to IAEA standards and commonly accepted nuclear principles recognized in the European Union. Possibilities of further development of the international cooperation between countries and educational institutions are analyzed. Special attention is paid to e-learning/distance training, nuclear knowledge preservation and interaction with European Nuclear Education Network.

  20. New Technology for Oil/Water Emulsion Treatment: Phases I and II

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    1998-05-15

    to make informed decisions regarding the selection of O/W separators, bearing in mind that separation technologies have varying capital and...Transportable Wastewater Treatment: Technical Report on Heavy Metal- Bearing Wastewater of Sites Report. Contract F41624-D-8137, Delivery Order 0003...10% solids, and experience some decrease in efficiency unless operated at far less than 10% solids. Viscous or gummy liquids can decrease

  1. Nano-Launcher Technologies, Approaches, and Life Cycle Assessment. Phase II

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    Zapata, Edgar

    2014-01-01

    Assist in understanding NASA technology and investment approaches, and other driving factors, necessary for enabling dedicated nano-launchers by industry at a cost and flight rate that (1) could support and be supported by an emerging nano-satellite market and (2) would benefit NASAs needs. Develop life-cycle cost, performance and other NASA analysis tools or models required to understand issues, drivers and challenges.

  2. Solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) fuel cell technology program, phase 1/1A. [design and fabrication

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    1975-01-01

    A solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell was studied for the purpose of improving the characteristics of the technology. Several facets were evaluated, namely: (1) reduced fuel cell costs; (2) reduced fuel cell weight; (3) improved fuel cell efficiency; and (4) increased systems compatibility. Demonstrated advances were incorporated into a full scale hardware design. A single cell unit was fabricated. A substantial degree of success was demonstrated.

  3. Design of Training Systems, Phase II-A Report. An Educational Technology Assessment Model (ETAM)

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    1975-07-01

    display tube that may be less expensive than sequences developed manually. The Walt Disney studios have an extensive technology for creating animation...the-ordinary demands. His perceptions can be- come stereotyped so that he operates on the minimum standard format. His per- formance now becomes...an explicit, external format for a task is that the structure may be inappropriate, or that it will unduly tyrannize and stereotype a task which

  4. Reconstruction of electrical capacitance tomography images based on fast linearized alternating direction method of multipliers for two-phase flow system

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    Chongkun Xia; Chengli Su⁎; Jiangtao Cao; Ping Li

    2016-01-01

    Electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) has been applied to two-phase flow measurement in recent years. Image reconstruction algorithms play an important role in the successful applications of ECT. To solve the il-posed and nonlinear inverse problem of ECT image reconstruction, a new ECT image reconstruction method based on fast lin-earized alternating direction method of multipliers (FLADMM) is proposed in this paper. On the basis of theoretical analysis of compressed sensing (CS), the data acquisition of ECT is regarded as a linear measurement process of permittivity distribution signal of pipe section. A new measurement matrix is designed and L1 regularization method is used to convert ECT inverse problem to a convex relaxation problem which contains prior knowledge. A new fast alternating direction method of multipliers which contained linearized idea is employed to minimize the objective function. Simulation data and experimental results indicate that compared with other methods, the quality and speed of reconstructed images are markedly improved. Also, the dynamic experimental results in-dicate that the proposed algorithm can fulfil the real-time requirement of ECT systems in the application.

  5. Materials, process, product analysis of coal process technology. Phase I final report

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    Saxton, J. C.; Roig, R. W.; Loridan, A.; Leggett, N. E.; Capell, R. G.; Humpstone, C. C.; Mudry, R. N.; Ayres, E.

    1976-02-01

    The purpose of materials-process-product analysis is a systematic evaluation of alternative manufacturing processes--in this case processes for converting coal into energy and material products that can supplement or replace petroleum-based products. The methodological steps in the analysis include: Definition of functional operations that enter into coal conversion processes, and modeling of alternative, competing methods to accomplish these functions; compilation of all feasible conversion processes that can be assembled from combinations of competing methods for the functional operations; systematic, iterative evaluation of all feasible conversion processes under a variety of economic situations, environmental constraints, and projected technological advances; and aggregative assessments (economic and environmental) of various industrial development scenarios. An integral part of the present project is additional development of the existing computer model to include: A data base for coal-related materials and coal conversion processes; and an algorithmic structure that facilitates the iterative, systematic evaluations in response to exogenously specified variables, such as tax policy, environmental limitations, and changes in process technology and costs. As an analytical tool, the analysis is intended to satisfy the needs of an analyst working at the process selection level, for example, with respect to the allocation of RDandD funds to competing technologies.

  6. Multi-fuel reformers for fuel cells used in transportation: Assessment of hydrogen storage technologies. Phase 2: Final report

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    1995-05-01

    During Phase 1 of this program, the authors evaluated all known hydrogen storage technologies (including those that are now practiced and those that are development) in the context of fuel cell vehicles. They determined that among the development technologies, carbon sorbents could most benefit from closer scrutiny. During Phase 2 of this program, they tested ten different carbon sorbents at various practical temperatures and pressures, and developed the concept of the usable Capacity Ratio, which is the ratio of the mass of hydrogen that can be released from a carbon-filled tank to the mass of hydrogen that can be released from an empty tank. The authors also commissioned the design, fabrication, and NGV2 (Natural Gas Vehicle) testing of an aluminum-lined, carbon-composite, full-wrapped pressure vessel to store hydrogen at 78 K and 3,000 psi. They constructed a facility to pressure cycle the tank at 78 K and to temperature cycle the tank at 3,000 psi, tested one such tank, and submitted it for a burst test. Finally, they devised a means by which cryogenic compressed hydrogen gas tanks can be filled and discharged using standard hardware--that is, without using filters, valves, or pressure regulators that must operate at both low temperature and high pressure. This report describes test methods and test results of carbon sorbents and the design of tanks for cold storage. 7 refs., 91 figs., 10 tabs.

  7. Recovery and relapse in geriatric depression after treatment with antidepressants and ECT in a medical-psychiatric population.

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    Stoudemire, A; Hill, C D; Marquardt, M; Dalton, S; Lewison, B J

    1998-05-01

    The objective of this naturalistic, longitudinal treatment outcome study was to determine relapse rates in geriatric depression following treatment with antidepressants and electroconvulsive therapy in a medical-psychiatric population. Thirty-nine elderly patients (average age 71 years) with unipolar major depression were treated with either antidepressants (AD) or, if resistant to AD treatment, ECT followed by maintenance antidepressants. Patients were monitored over 18 months, and relapse rates were closely determined using the Longitudinal Interval Follow-up Evaluation (LIFE) and the 21-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Although 90% of patients recovered from their index episode of depression, relapse rates were approximately 29%. These results indicate that in spite of high chances of recovery from geriatric depression, intensive psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic strategies are needed to decrease relapse rates in geriatric depression.

  8. RELATIONS BETWEEN THE RURAL PRODUCER TO COOPERATE AND INDUSTRY IN BIODIESEL PRODUCTION UNDER THE PERSPECTIVE OF ECT

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    Alexandre de Melo Abicht

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the relationships between the family farmer cooperatives of small farmers, producing biodiesel industries and government regulators from the perspective of Transaction Cost Economics (TCE. As a theoretical framework we sought literature on ECT, cooperatives, family farms and biodiesel. For exploratory feasibility of this article, literature and data collection research was conducted with biodiesel production units, research centers and universities. In the analysis and discussion of results from the union of the theoretical basis and data collection, the possibilities that the farmer has to negotiate its production were demonstrated, either directly with industry, or indirectly, through cooperatives. Finally, some concluding remarks around the theme, as well as suggestions for further research were made.

  9. Natural and Engineered Hydroxyectoine Production Based on the Pseudomonas stutzeri ectABCD-ask Gene Cluster▿ †

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    Seip, Britta; Galinski, Erwin A.; Kurz, Matthias

    2011-01-01

    We report on the presence of a functional hydroxyectoine biosynthesis gene cluster, ectABCD-ask, in Pseudomonas stutzeri DSM5190T and evaluate the suitability of P. stutzeri DSM5190T for hydroxyectoine production. Furthermore, we present information on heterologous de novo production of the compatible solute hydroxyectoine in Escherichia coli. In this host, the P. stutzeri gene cluster remained under the control of its salt-induced native promoters. We also noted the absence of trehalose when hydroxyectoine genes were expressed, as well as a remarkable inhibitory effect of externally applied betaine on hydroxyectoine synthesis. The specific heterologous production rate in E. coli under the conditions employed exceeded that of the natural producer Pseudomonas stutzeri and, for the first time, enabled effective hydroxyectoine production at low salinity (2%), with the added advantage of simple product processing due to the absence of other cosolutes. PMID:21169432

  10. Colpotomia no tratamento da gestação ectópica Treating ectopic pregnancy with colpotomy

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    Heleodoro Corrêa Pinto

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Relatar o uso da colpotomia para o tratamento de gestações ectópicas. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal retrospectivo. Foram incluídos todos os casos internados com suspeita clínico-laboratorial de gestação ectópica que não preenchiam critérios para tratamento medicamentoso com Methotrexato no período de fevereiro de 2007 a agosto de 2008. Foram analisadas variáveis demográficas, história ginecológica e características associadas ao tratamento foram obtidas através de revisão de prontuário. RESULTADOS: Dezoito mulheres foram incluídas no estudo. A média de idade foi de 27±5,2 anos. Todos os casos apresentavam gestação ectópica rota e todas as pacientes foram submetidas à salpingectomia parcial. O tempo cirúrgico variou de 30 a 120 minutos (média de 64,5 minutos, sendo contabilizado desde o momento de entrada da paciente na sala cirúrgica até o horário da saída. Nenhuma paciente apresentou infecção pós-operatória. O tempo médio de internação foi de 40± 14,3 horas. As medicações utilizadas no período pós-operatório foram semelhantes em todos os casos, sendo baseadas em anti-inflamatório não esteroide, dipirona, paracetamol e meperidina, conforme a necessidade. A dieta foi reintroduzida 8 horas após o término da cirurgia. CONCLUSÕES: A utilização da colpotomia no tratamento da gestação ectópica apresentou bons resultados, com ausência de complicações importantes e tempo de internação curto. O instrumental cirúrgico básico para a realização desse procedimento é relativamente comum a todos os hospitais, e a técnica cirúrgica é reprodutível.PURPOSE: To report the use of colpotomy for the treatment of ectopic pregnancies. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study conducted on all women hospitalized with a clinical-laboratory suspicion of ectopic pregnancy who did not fulfill the criteria for drug treatment with methothrexate, during the period from February 2007 to

  11. Duplicidad tiroidea y carcinoma papilar en un tiroides ectópico. Presentación de caso

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    José Alberto Puerto Lorenzo

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una paciente con tumor palpable ubicado en línea media de la región anterior del cuello, encima del hueso hioides, diagnosticado inicialmente como quiste del conducto tirogloso. Se realizó estudio preliminar, tanto clínico, como radiológico y citológico de la lesión. Mediante cirugía por técnica convencional, se extrajo el tumor. La biopsia por parafina definió la existencia de tiroides con carcinoma papilar. Añadido a dicha condición, la paciente presentaba glándula tiroidea en ubicación normal. Se considera un caso curioso, donde se mezclan los conceptos de duplicidad tiroidea y tiroides ectópico, con la presencia en este último de un carcinoma papilar.

  12. The eff ect of replacing pork fat of inulin on the physicochemical and sensory quality of guinea fowl pate

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    Agnieszka Latoch

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Background. Potentially, pâtés could be a functional food and are an important source of proteins, vitamin A, B complex vitamins and iron. Unfortunately, one problem in pâtés is the high level of animal fat, about 30%. Pâté with low-fat guinea fowl meat and animal fat replaced with inulin can result in this product being classified as a pro-health food. The objective of the present study was to determine the eff ect on pâté with guinea fowl meat of reducing its pork back fat content (about 1/3, 2/3 and 100% and the adding inulin as a partial fat substitute. The eff ects on the pâté’s chemical and physicochemical composition, as well as on its textural characteristics and sensory properties were analysed. Methods. On the day after production, the following took place: chemical analysis: cooking loss, moisture, protein, total fat, total calories, the pH, lipid oxidation were analysed; physical analysis: colour parameters, texture profi le analysis and sensory evaluation were analysed. Results. The pâté prepared with inulin gels as fat replacers had a fat content reduced (up to 82%, and decreased (up to 58% energy value. The fat reduction and addition of inulin gels decreased hardness and chewiness, but the pâté’s appearance, taste and odour, as well as overall quality were similar to the control (full-fat samples. Conclusion. The study demonstrated that inulin can be used in guinea fowl pâtés as a total fat replacer and a potential source of prebiotic.

  13. Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS). Phase 1: Industrial/academic experimenters

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    Maisel, James E.; Nowlin, Robert W.

    1992-01-01

    This report presents the work done at Arizona State University under the ACTS Experimenters Program. The main thrust of the Program was to develop experiments to test, evaluate, and prove the commercial worthiness of the ACTS satellite which is scheduled for launch in 1993. To accomplish this goal, meetings were held with various governmental, industrial, and academic units to discuss the ACTS satellite and its technology and possible experiments that would generate industrial interest and support for ASU's efforts. Several local industries generated several experiments of their own. The investigators submitted several experiments of educational, medical, commercial, and technical value and interest. The disposition of these experimental proposals is discussed in this report.

  14. Mouse repeated electroconvulsive seizure (ECS) does not reverse social stress effects but does induce behavioral and hippocampal changes relevant to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) side-effects in the treatment of depression

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    van Buel, Erin M; Sigrist, Hannes; Seifritz, Erich; Fikse, Lianne; Bosker, Fokko J; Schoevers, Robert A; Klein, Hans C; Pryce, Christopher R; Eisel, Ulrich Lm

    2017-01-01

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for depression, but can have negative side effects including amnesia. The mechanisms of action underlying both the antidepressant and side effects of ECT are not well understood. An equivalent manipulation that is conducted in experimental

  15. Liquid phase crystallized silicon on glass: Technology, material quality and back contacted heterojunction solar cells

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    Haschke, Jan; Amkreutz, Daniel; Rech, Bernd

    2016-04-01

    Liquid phase crystallization has emerged as a novel approach to grow large grained polycrystalline silicon films on glass with high electronic quality. In recent years a lot of effort was conducted by different groups to determine and optimize suitable interlayer materials, enhance the crystallographic quality or to improve post crystallization treatments. In this paper, we give an overview on liquid phase crystallization and describe the necessary process steps and discuss their influence on the absorber properties. Available line sources are compared and different interlayer configurations are presented. Furthermore, we present one-dimensional numerical simulations of a rear junction device, considering silicon absorber thicknesses between 1 and 500 µm. We vary the front surface recombination velocity as well as doping density and minority carrier lifetime in the absorber. The simulations suggest that a higher absorber doping density is beneficial for layer thicknesses below 20 µm or when the minority carrier lifetime is short. Finally, we discuss possible routes for device optimization and propose a hybride cell structure to circumvent current limitations in device design.

  16. Production of ethanol from refinery waste gases. Phase 2, technology development, annual report

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    Arora, D.; Basu, R.; Phillips, J.R.; Wikstrom, C.V.; Clausen, E.C.; Gaddy, J.L.

    1995-07-01

    Oil refineries discharge large volumes of H{sub 2}, CO, and CO{sub 2} from cracking, coking, and hydrotreating operations. This program seeks to develop a biological process for converting these waste gases into ethanol, which can be blended with gasoline to reduce emissions. Production of ethanol from all 194 US refineries would save 450 billion BTU annually, would reduce crude oil imports by 110 million barrels/year and emissions by 19 million tons/year. Phase II efforts has yielded at least 3 cultures (Clostridium ljungdahlii, Isolate O-52, Isolate C-01) which are able to produce commercially viable concentrations of ethanol from CO, CO{sub 2}, and H{sub 2} in petroleum waste gas. Single continuous stirred tank reactor studies have shown that 15-20 g/L of ethanol can be produced, with less than 5 g/L acetic acid byproduct. Culture and reactor optimization in Phase III should yield even higher ethanol concentrations and minimal acetic acid. Product recovery studies showed that ethanol is best recovered in a multi-step process involving solvent extraction/distillation to azeotrope/azeotropic distillation or pervaporation, or direct distillation to the azeotrope/azeotropic distillation or pervaporation. Projections show that the ethanol facility for a typical refinery would require an investment of about $30 million, which would be returned in less than 2 years.

  17. Bubble size measurement in three-phase system using photograph technology

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    SUN Wei; HU Yue-hua; LIU Run-qing

    2005-01-01

    A special experiment setup was designed to observe the interaction between bubbles and particle in flotation cell and to analyze the bubble characteristics such as bubble size, distribution and bubble-loading efficiency. Bubbles in water-gas system and three-phase system were measured. The results indicate that with the current setup the bubbles as small as 10 μm can be easily distinguished. The average size of the bubbles generated under the given conditions in two-phase system is 410 μm at frother concentration of 0.004%, which is in good correspondence with the results of other works. The effect of frother on bubble size was probed. Increasing frother concentration from 0 to 0.004% causes a reduction of bubble size from 700 to 400 μm. The bubble loading efficiency was reported. The result indicates that the fine particle is more easily entrapped than the coarse particle. Some factors, which have effect on measurement accuracy were discussed. The aeration speed has a significant effect on the accuracy of results, if it surpasses 30 mL/s, and the image becomes unclear due to the entrapment of fine particle. Another factor, which can affect observing results, is the sampling position. At a wrong sampling position, the images become unclear.

  18. Targeted Financial Sanctions: Criminal in Nature? : An Analysis of the Case Law of the ECtHR and the ECJ on the Nature of Targeted Financial Sanctions

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    Ansems, L.F.M.; Loeve, Charlene

    2016-01-01

    Several rights guaranteed by the ECHR and the CFR are applicable only in case of a ‘criminal charge’. Therefore, it is important to know whether, or not, a certain sanction is criminal in nature. It is equally important that the CJEU qualifies the same sanctions as criminal in nature as the ECtHR

  19. Privacy as personality right: why the ECtHR’s focus on ulterior interests might prove indispensable in the age of Big Data

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    B. van der Sloot

    2015-01-01

    Article 8 ECHR was adopted as a classic negative right, which provides the citizen protection from unlawful and arbitrary interference by the state with his private and family life, home and communication. The ECtHR, however, has gradually broadened its scope so that the right to privacy encroaches

  20. Synthesis of 5-hydroxyectoine from ectoine: crystal structure of the non-heme iron(II and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase EctD.

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    Klaus Reuter

    Full Text Available As a response to high osmolality, many microorganisms synthesize various types of compatible solutes. These organic osmolytes aid in offsetting the detrimental effects of low water activity on cell physiology. One of these compatible solutes is ectoine. A sub-group of the ectoine producer's enzymatically convert this tetrahydropyrimidine into a hydroxylated derivative, 5-hydroxyectoine. This compound also functions as an effective osmostress protectant and compatible solute but it possesses properties that differ in several aspects from those of ectoine. The enzyme responsible for ectoine hydroxylation (EctD is a member of the non-heme iron(II-containing and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases (EC 1.14.11. These enzymes couple the decarboxylation of 2-oxoglutarate with the formation of a high-energy ferryl-oxo intermediate to catalyze the oxidation of the bound organic substrate. We report here the crystal structure of the ectoine hydroxylase EctD from the moderate halophile Virgibacillus salexigens in complex with Fe(3+ at a resolution of 1.85 A. Like other non-heme iron(II and 2-oxoglutarate dependent dioxygenases, the core of the EctD structure consists of a double-stranded beta-helix forming the main portion of the active-site of the enzyme. The positioning of the iron ligand in the active-site of EctD is mediated by an evolutionarily conserved 2-His-1-carboxylate iron-binding motif. The side chains of the three residues forming this iron-binding site protrude into a deep cavity in the EctD structure that also harbours the 2-oxoglutarate co-substrate-binding site. Database searches revealed a widespread occurrence of EctD-type proteins in members of the Bacteria but only in a single representative of the Archaea, the marine crenarchaeon Nitrosopumilus maritimus. The EctD crystal structure reported here can serve as a template to guide further biochemical and structural studies of this biotechnologically interesting enzyme family.

  1. Synthesis of 5-hydroxyectoine from ectoine: crystal structure of the non-heme iron(II) and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase EctD.

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    Reuter, Klaus; Pittelkow, Marco; Bursy, Jan; Heine, Andreas; Craan, Tobias; Bremer, Erhard

    2010-05-14

    As a response to high osmolality, many microorganisms synthesize various types of compatible solutes. These organic osmolytes aid in offsetting the detrimental effects of low water activity on cell physiology. One of these compatible solutes is ectoine. A sub-group of the ectoine producer's enzymatically convert this tetrahydropyrimidine into a hydroxylated derivative, 5-hydroxyectoine. This compound also functions as an effective osmostress protectant and compatible solute but it possesses properties that differ in several aspects from those of ectoine. The enzyme responsible for ectoine hydroxylation (EctD) is a member of the non-heme iron(II)-containing and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases (EC 1.14.11). These enzymes couple the decarboxylation of 2-oxoglutarate with the formation of a high-energy ferryl-oxo intermediate to catalyze the oxidation of the bound organic substrate. We report here the crystal structure of the ectoine hydroxylase EctD from the moderate halophile Virgibacillus salexigens in complex with Fe(3+) at a resolution of 1.85 A. Like other non-heme iron(II) and 2-oxoglutarate dependent dioxygenases, the core of the EctD structure consists of a double-stranded beta-helix forming the main portion of the active-site of the enzyme. The positioning of the iron ligand in the active-site of EctD is mediated by an evolutionarily conserved 2-His-1-carboxylate iron-binding motif. The side chains of the three residues forming this iron-binding site protrude into a deep cavity in the EctD structure that also harbours the 2-oxoglutarate co-substrate-binding site. Database searches revealed a widespread occurrence of EctD-type proteins in members of the Bacteria but only in a single representative of the Archaea, the marine crenarchaeon Nitrosopumilus maritimus. The EctD crystal structure reported here can serve as a template to guide further biochemical and structural studies of this biotechnologically interesting enzyme family.

  2. Novel railway-subgrade vibration monitoring technology using phase-sensitive OTDR

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    Wang, Zhaoyong; Lu, Bin; Zheng, Hanrong; Ye, Qing; Pan, Zhengqing; Cai, Haiwen; Qu, Ronghui; Fang, Zujie; Zhao, Howell

    2017-04-01

    High-speed railway is being developed rapidly; its safety, including infrastructure and train operation, is vital. This paper presents a railway-subgrade vibration monitoring scheme based on phase-sensitive OTDR for railway safety. The subgrade vibration is detected and rebuilt. Multi-dimension comprehensive analysis (MDCA) is proposed to identify the running train signals and illegal constructions along railway. To our best knowledge, it is the first time that a railway-subgrade vibration monitoring scheme is proposed. This scheme is proved effective by field tests for real-time train tracking and activities monitoring along railway. It provides a new passive distributed way for all-weather railway-subgrade vibration monitoring.

  3. 物体知觉中动作信息激活的双重通路%Dual Routes of Action Activation in Perceiving Obj ect

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    张恩涛; 高彬

    2014-01-01

    The theory of affordance by Gibson (1979)holds that observing an object can automatical-ly activate the implied action information and the crucial evidence supporting this view is the affordance compatibility effect.This effect refers to a decrease of reaction times when the subj ect executes a motor act which is compatible with that afforded by an observed obj ect.In the domain of affordance effect, most researchers think that the perception of obj ect can automatically evoke those possible actions affor-ded by the object,in the absence of observer’s action intention and conceptual knowledge.However,re-cent studies have showed that not only the features of an obj ect evokes action motor information,but al-so both the goal and abilities of observer influence the action motor information processes associated with the obj ect’s affordance,that is,there are down top and top down routes to action implied by ob-j ects.%Gibson (1979)的动允性(affordances)理论认为,观察物体能自动激活其隐含的动作信息。其关键的支持证据来自动允性效应,即当物体隐含的动作信息与被试的反应类型一致时,促进被试反应。最初研究发现,在缺少动作意图时,动作信息仍能自动激活。最近研究显示,注意、主体的能力和目的同样调节着动作信息的激活,即物体动作信息的激活存在自下而上和自上而下两种通路。

  4. A 2x2 W-Band Reference Time-Shifted Phase-Locked Transmitter Array in 65nm CMOS Technology

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    Tang, Adrian; Virbila, Gabriel; Hsiao, Frank; Wu, Hao; Murphy, David; Mehdi, Imran; Siegel, P. H.; Chang, M-C. Frank

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a complete 2x2 phased array transmitter system operating at W-band (90-95 GHz) which employs a PLL reference time-shifting approach instead of using traditional mm-wave phase shifters. PLL reference shifting enables a phased array to be distributed over multiple chips without the need for coherent mm-wave signal distribution between chips. The proposed phased array transmitter system consumes 248 mW per array element when implemented in a 65 nm CMOS technology.

  5. Technology.

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    Focuses on technology, on advances in such areas as aeronautics, electronics, physics, the space sciences, as well as computers and the attendant progress in medicine, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Describes educational resources for elementary and middle school students, including Web sites, CD-ROMs and software, videotapes, books,…

  6. Advanced powder metallurgy aluminum alloys via rapid solidification technology, phase 2

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    Ray, Ranjan; Jha, Sunil C.

    1987-01-01

    Marko's rapid solidification technology was applied to processing high strength aluminum alloys. Four classes of alloys, namely, Al-Li based (class 1), 2124 type (class 2), high temperature Al-Fe-Mo (class 3), and PM X7091 type (class 4) alloy, were produced as melt-spun ribbons. The ribbons were pulverized, cold compacted, hot-degassed, and consolidated through single or double stage extrusion. The mechanical properties of all four classes of alloys were measured at room and elevated temperatures and their microstructures were investigated optically and through electron microscopy. The microstructure of class 1 Al-Li-Mg alloy was predominantly unrecrystallized due to Zr addition. Yield strengths to the order of 50 Ksi were obtained, but tensile elongation in most cases remained below 2 percent. The class 2 alloys were modified composition of 2124 aluminum alloy, through addition of 0.6 weight percent Zr and 1 weight percent Ni. Nickel addition gave rise to a fine dispersion of intermetallic particles resisting coarsening during elevated temperature exposure. The class 2 alloy showed good combination of tensile strength and ductility and retained high strength after 1000 hour exposure at 177 C. The class 3 Al-Fe-Mo alloy showed high strength and good ductility both at room and high temperatures. The yield and tensile strength of class 4 alloy exceeded those of the commercial 7075 aluminum alloy.

  7. Medium Format Camera Evaluation Based on the Latest Phase One Technology

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    Tölg, T.; Kemper, G.; Kalinski, D.

    2016-06-01

    In early 2016, Phase One Industrial launched a new high resolution camera with a 100 MP CMOS sensor. CCD sensors excel at ISOs up to 200, but in lower light conditions, exposure time must be increased and Forward Motion Compensation (FMC) has to be employed to avoid smearing the images. The CMOS sensor has an ISO range of up to 6400, which enables short exposures instead of using FMC. This paper aims to evaluate the strengths of each of the sensor types based on real missions over a test field in Speyer, Germany, used for airborne camera calibration. The test field area has about 30 Ground Control Points (GCPs), which enable a perfect scenario for a proper geometric evaluation of the cameras. The test field includes both a Siemen star and scale bars to show any blurring caused by forward motion. The result of the comparison showed that both cameras offer high accuracy photogrammetric results with post processing, including triangulation, calibration, orthophoto and DEM generation. The forward motion effect can be compensated by a fast shutter speed and a higher ISO range of the CMOS-based camera. The results showed no significant differences between cameras.

  8. Effect of casting technology on microstructure and phases of high carbon high speed steel

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    Zhang Tianming

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The as-cast microstructures of high carbon high speed steels (HC-HSS made by sand casting, centrifugal casting and electromagnetic centrifugal casting, respectively, were studied by using of optical microscopy (OM and D/max2200pc X-ray diffraction. The results show that the microstructure of as-cast HC-HSS is dominated by alloy carbides (W2C, VC, Cr7C3, martensite and austenite. The centrifugal casting and electromagnetic centrifugal casting apparently improve the solidification structure of HC-HSS. With the increase of magnetic intensity (B, the volume fraction of austenite in the HC-HSS solidification structure increases significantly while the eutectic ledeburite decreases. Moreover, the secondary carbides precipitated from the austenite are finer with more homogeneous distribution in the electromagnetic centrifugal castings. It has also been found that the lath of eutectic carbide in ledeburite becomes finer and carbide phase spacing in eutectic ledeburite increases along with the higher magnetic field strength.

  9. MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERA EVALUATION BASED ON THE LATEST PHASE ONE TECHNOLOGY

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    T. Tölg

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available In early 2016, Phase One Industrial launched a new high resolution camera with a 100 MP CMOS sensor. CCD sensors excel at ISOs up to 200, but in lower light conditions, exposure time must be increased and Forward Motion Compensation (FMC has to be employed to avoid smearing the images. The CMOS sensor has an ISO range of up to 6400, which enables short exposures instead of using FMC. This paper aims to evaluate the strengths of each of the sensor types based on real missions over a test field in Speyer, Germany, used for airborne camera calibration. The test field area has about 30 Ground Control Points (GCPs, which enable a perfect scenario for a proper geometric evaluation of the cameras. The test field includes both a Siemen star and scale bars to show any blurring caused by forward motion. The result of the comparison showed that both cameras offer high accuracy photogrammetric results with post processing, including triangulation, calibration, orthophoto and DEM generation. The forward motion effect can be compensated by a fast shutter speed and a higher ISO range of the CMOS-based camera. The results showed no significant differences between cameras.

  10. A Magnetocaloric Pump for Lab-On-Chip Technology: Phase I Report

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    Love, L.J.

    2004-04-05

    A magnetocaloric pump provides a simple means of pumping fluid using only external thermal and magnetic fields. The principle, which can be traced back to the early work of Rosensweig, is straightforward. Magnetic materials tend to lose their magnetization as the temperature approaches the material's Curie point. Exposing a column of magnetic fluid to a uniform magnetic field coincident with a temperature gradient produces a pressure gradient in the magnetic fluid. As the fluid heats up, it loses its attraction to the magnetic field and is displaced by cooler fluid. The impact of such a phenomenon is obvious: fluid propulsion with no moving mechanical parts. Until recently, limitations in the magnetic and thermal properties of conventional materials severely limited practical operating pressure gradients. However, recent advancements in the design of metal substituted magnetite enable fine control over both the magnetic and thermal properties of magnetic nanoparticles, a key element in colloidal based magnetic fluids (ferrofluids). This manuscript begins with a basic description of the process and previous limitations due to material properties. This is followed by a review of existing methods of synthesizing magnetic nanoparticles as well as an introduction to a new approach based on thermophilic metal-reducing bacteria. We compare two compounds and show, experimentally, significant variation in specific magnetic and thermal properties. We develop the constitutive thermal, magnetic, and fluid dynamic equations associated with magnetocaloric pump and validate our finite element model with a series of experiments. Preliminary results show a good match between the model and experiment as well as approximately an order of magnitude increase in the fluid flow rate over conventional magnetite based ferrofluids operating below 80 C. Finally, as a practical demonstration, we describe a novel application of this technology: pumping fluids at the &apos

  11. A Magnetocaloric Pump for Lab-On-A-Chip Technology: Phase I Report

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    Love, LJL

    2004-05-08

    A magnetocaloric pump provides a simple means of pumping fluid using only external thermal and magnetic fields. The principle, which can be traced back to the early work of Rosensweig, is straightforward. Magnetic materials tend to lose their magnetization as the temperature approaches the material's Curie point. Exposing a column of magnetic fluid to a uniform magnetic field coincident with a temperature gradient produces a pressure gradient in the magnetic fluid. As the fluid heats up, it loses its attraction to the magnetic field and is displaced by cooler fluid. The impact of such a phenomenon is obvious: fluid propulsion with no moving mechanical parts. Until recently, limitations in the magnetic and thermal properties of conventional materials severely limited practical operating pressure gradients. However, recent advancements in the design of metal substituted magnetite enable fine control over both the magnetic and thermal properties of magnetic nanoparticles, a key element in colloidal based magnetic fluids (ferrofluids). This manuscript begins with a basic description of the process and previous limitations due to material properties. This is followed by a review of existing methods of synthesizing magnetic nanoparticles as well as an introduction to a new approach based on thermophilic metal-reducing bacteria. We compare two compounds and show, experimentally, significant variation in specific magnetic and thermal properties. We develop the constitutive thermal, magnetic, and fluid dynamic equations associated with magnetocaloric pump and validate our finite element model with a series of experiments. Preliminary results show a good match between the model and experiment as well as approximately an order of magnitude increase in the fluid flow rate over conventional magnetite based ferrofluids operating below 80 C. Finally, as a practical demonstration, we describe a novel application of this technology: pumping fluids at the &apos

  12. Voidage Measurement of Air-Water Two-phase Flow Based on ERT Sensor and Data Mining Technology

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    王保良; 孟振振; 黄志尧; 冀海峰; 李海青

    2012-01-01

    Based on an electrical resistance tomography(ERT) sensor and the data mining technology,a new voidage measurement method is proposed for air-water two-phase flow.The data mining technology used in this work is a least squares support vector machine(LS-SVM) algorithm together with the feature extraction method,and three feature extraction methods are tested:principal component analysis(PCA),partial least squares(PLS) and independent component analysis(ICA).In the practical voidage measurement process,the flow pattern is firstly identified directly from the conductance values obtained by the ERT sensor.Then,the appropriate voidage measurement model is selected according to the flow pattern identification result.Finally,the voidage is calculated.Experimental results show that the proposed method can measure the voidage effectively,and the measurement accuracy and speed are satisfactory.Compared with the conventional voidage measurement methods based on ERT,the proposed method doesn't need any image reconstruction process,so it has the advantage of good real-time performance.Due to the introduction of flow pattern identification,the influence of flow pattern on the voidage measurement is overcome.Besides,it is demonstrated that the LS-SVM method with PLS feature extraction presents the best measurement performance among the tested methods.

  13. EVALUATION OF THOR MINERALIZED WASTE FORMS FOR THE DOE ADVANCED REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES PHASE 2 PROJECT

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    Crawford, C.; Jantzen, C.

    2012-02-02

    , sulfates/sulfides, chlorides, fluorides, volatile radionuclides or other aqueous components. The FBSR technology can process these wastes into a crystalline ceramic (mineral) waste form. The mineral waste form that is produced by co-processing waste with kaolin clay in an FBSR process has been shown to be as durable as LAW glass. Monolithing of the granular FBSR product, which is one of the objectives of this current study, is being investigated to prevent dispersion during transport or burial/storage but is not necessary for performance. FBSR testing of a Hanford LAW simulant and a WTP-SW simulant at the pilot scale was performed by THOR Treatment Technologies, LLC at Hazen Research Inc. in April/May 2008. The Hanford LAW simulant was the Rassat 68 tank blend and the target concentrations for the LAW was increased by a factor of 10 for Sb, As, Ag, Cd, and Tl; 100 for Ba and Re (Tc surrogate); 1,000 for I; and 254,902 for Cs based on discussions with the DOE field office and the environmental regulators and an evaluation of the Hanford Tank Waste Envelopes A, B, and C. It was determined through the evaluation of the actual tank waste metals concentrations that some metal levels were not sufficient to achieve reliable detection in the off-gas sampling. Therefore, the identified metals concentrations were increased in the Rassat simulant processed by TTT at HRI to ensure detection and enable calculation of system removal efficiencies, product retention efficiencies, and mass balance closure without regard to potential results of those determinations or impacts on product durability response such as Toxicity Characteristic Leach Procedure (TCLP). A WTP-SW simulant based on melter off-gas analyses from Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) was also tested at HRI in the 15-inch diameter Engineering Scale Test Demonstration (ESTD) dual reformer at HRI in 2008. The target concentrations for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) metals were increased by 16X for Se, 29X for

  14. EVALUATION OF THOR MINERALIZED WASTE FORMS FOR THE DOE ADVANCED REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES PHASE 2 PROJECT

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    Crawford, C.; Jantzen, C.

    2012-02-02

    , sulfates/sulfides, chlorides, fluorides, volatile radionuclides or other aqueous components. The FBSR technology can process these wastes into a crystalline ceramic (mineral) waste form. The mineral waste form that is produced by co-processing waste with kaolin clay in an FBSR process has been shown to be as durable as LAW glass. Monolithing of the granular FBSR product, which is one of the objectives of this current study, is being investigated to prevent dispersion during transport or burial/storage but is not necessary for performance. FBSR testing of a Hanford LAW simulant and a WTP-SW simulant at the pilot scale was performed by THOR Treatment Technologies, LLC at Hazen Research Inc. in April/May 2008. The Hanford LAW simulant was the Rassat 68 tank blend and the target concentrations for the LAW was increased by a factor of 10 for Sb, As, Ag, Cd, and Tl; 100 for Ba and Re (Tc surrogate); 1,000 for I; and 254,902 for Cs based on discussions with the DOE field office and the environmental regulators and an evaluation of the Hanford Tank Waste Envelopes A, B, and C. It was determined through the evaluation of the actual tank waste metals concentrations that some metal levels were not sufficient to achieve reliable detection in the off-gas sampling. Therefore, the identified metals concentrations were increased in the Rassat simulant processed by TTT at HRI to ensure detection and enable calculation of system removal efficiencies, product retention efficiencies, and mass balance closure without regard to potential results of those determinations or impacts on product durability response such as Toxicity Characteristic Leach Procedure (TCLP). A WTP-SW simulant based on melter off-gas analyses from Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) was also tested at HRI in the 15-inch diameter Engineering Scale Test Demonstration (ESTD) dual reformer at HRI in 2008. The target concentrations for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) metals were increased by 16X for Se, 29X for

  15. Exploring the Roles and Key Points of Primavera Proj ect Planner Software in Pumped Storage Power Station Proj ect Management%探讨P3软件在抽水蓄能电站项目管理中的作用及要点

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    何平

    2014-01-01

    近年来,一大批大型抽水蓄能电站工程陆续开工建设,抽水蓄能电站建设项目是一项投资高、规模大、周期长的大型工程。本文首先介绍了P3软件的功能特点,结合抽水蓄能电站项目管理的特点和过程,分别从业主单位、监理单位、施工单位三方角度论述在抽水蓄能电站项目管理中应用 P3软件的重要作用,并探讨了在抽水蓄能电站管理中应用P3软件的几方面要点。%Recently,a large number of pumped storage power station proj ects have constructed successively,which have been seen as the large-scale proj ects of the high investment,large scale and long period.This paper described the features of Primav-era Proj ect Planner software,combined with the characteristics and process management of pumped storage power station pro-j ect.Then this paper analyzed respectively the important roles of owners,supervisions and constructions during the process of P3 software application in pumped storage power station proj ect management.Finally,this paper discussed several important points which were helpful to apply P3 software in pumped storage power station proj ect management.

  16. Development of Hydrologic Characterization Technology of Fault Zones -- Phase I, 2nd Report

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    Karasaki, Kenzi; Onishi, Tiemi; Black, Bill; Biraud, Sebastien

    2009-03-31

    This is the year-end report of the 2nd year of the NUMO-LBNL collaborative project: Development of Hydrologic Characterization Technology of Fault Zones under NUMO-DOE/LBNL collaboration agreement, the task description of which can be found in the Appendix 3. Literature survey of published information on the relationship between geologic and hydrologic characteristics of faults was conducted. The survey concluded that it may be possible to classify faults by indicators based on various geometric and geologic attributes that may indirectly relate to the hydrologic property of faults. Analysis of existing information on the Wildcat Fault and its surrounding geology was performed. The Wildcat Fault is thought to be a strike-slip fault with a thrust component that runs along the eastern boundary of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. It is believed to be part of the Hayward Fault system but is considered inactive. Three trenches were excavated at carefully selected locations mainly based on the information from the past investigative work inside the LBNL property. At least one fault was encountered in all three trenches. Detailed trench mapping was conducted by CRIEPI (Central Research Institute for Electric Power Industries) and LBNL scientists. Some intriguing and puzzling discoveries were made that may contradict with the published work in the past. Predictions are made regarding the hydrologic property of the Wildcat Fault based on the analysis of fault structure. Preliminary conceptual models of the Wildcat Fault were proposed. The Wildcat Fault appears to have multiple splays and some low angled faults may be part of the flower structure. In parallel, surface geophysical investigations were conducted using electrical resistivity survey and seismic reflection profiling along three lines on the north and south of the LBNL site. Because of the steep terrain, it was difficult to find optimum locations for survey lines as it is desirable for them to be as

  17. 甲状腺常见病变CT诊断及与ECT对照分析%CT Diagnosis of Ordinary Thyroid Diseases and Comparison with ECT

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    张镇滔; 郑晓林; 张旭升; 何锡华; 莫少芬

    2014-01-01

    目的:通过对甲状腺常见病变(甲状腺腺瘤、甲状腺癌和结节性甲状腺肿)的CT表现及ECT表现的分析,探讨甲状腺病变的影像学诊断特点。方法根据手术病理结果,对42例甲状腺病变的CT及其中19例ECT表现进行观察分析。结果甲状腺腺瘤15例,CT主要表现为形态规则,边缘光整的结节,呈岛状强化。ECT多为“凉”或“温”结节。甲状腺癌13例,CT表现为形态不规则,边缘模糊,密度不均匀,可见细沙粒状钙化,呈不均匀强化,ECT多为“冷”结节。结节性甲状腺肿14例,CT表现为多发结节,边缘不清,密度均匀,增强呈中等度强化,ECT为“温”结节。结论CT对甲状腺肿瘤的诊断有一定的价值,结合ECT对核素的摄取能力能更好地提高甲状腺肿瘤的定性诊断定性。%Objective Through CT and ECT manifestations of analysing to ordinary thyroid diseases including thyroid adenoma, thyroid carcinoma and nodal goitre,to evalute the imaging characters of thyroid diseases. Methods According to results of the histopathology, CT manifestations of 42 cases containing 19 ECT were obersved and analysed. Results Fifteen cases of thyroid adenoma displayed that focuses had regular shapes, sharped margins, nodal enhancement. ECT showed "cool" or "warm" nodes.Thirteen cases of thyroid carcinoma displayed that focuses had irregular shapes, blurry margins, unhomogeneous densities and unhomogeneous enhancement with fine calcify. ECT showed "cold" nodes.Fourteen cases of nodal goitre displayed that focuses were multi-nodes,blurry margins, homogeneous densities and middle enhancement. ECT showed"warm" nodes. Conclusions CT examination has definite values. Thrugh consulting to nuclide congregatting of ECT,the veracity of diagnosis can be more promoted.

  18. Tercer molar ectópico a nivel de región infraorbitaria-seno maxilar Ectopic third molar of the maxillary sinus-infraorbital region

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    C. Moreno García

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Los cordales ectópicos son aquellos incluidos en posiciones inusuales o desplazados a distancia de su normal localización anatómica. La erupción ectópica de un diente dentro de la cavidad oral es común pero en otros lugares es raro. La erupción ectópica puede ir asociada con alteraciones en el desarrollo, procesos patológicos o yatrogenia. Caso Clínico. Mujer de 56 años de edad con tercer molar superior derecho ectópico a nivel de región infraorbitaria-seno maxilar. Presentaba dolor e inflamación hemifacial derecha de larga evolución y resistente a tratamiento médico. Se realizó exéresis quirúrgica de dicho cordal mediante abordaje de Caldwell-Luc. Discusión. En muchos casos la etiología de un cordal ectópico no puede ser identificada. La mayor parte de las veces son asintomáticos y diagnosticados mediante estudios radiológicos. Conclusión. La indicación de la exodoncia en el caso de un diente ectópico en general viene determinada por la presencia de sintomatología o en prevención de futuras complicaciones.Introduction. Ectopic third molar teeth are those that are impacted in unusual positions, or that have been displaced and are at a distance from their normal anatomic location. Ectopic eruption of a tooth within the oral cavity is common, but rare in other sites. Ectopic eruption can be associated with developmental disturbances, pathologic processes or iatrogenic activity. Case Report. Female, fifty-six years old, with an upper right ectopic third molar located in the maxillary sinus-infraorbital region. She presented with pain and inflammation of the right side of her face that she had been experiencing for along time and which had been resistant to treatment. Surgical excision was carried out of the third molar tooth using the Caldwell-Luc approach. Discussion. In many cases the etiology of ectopic third molars cannot be identified. Generally they are asymptomatic and diagnosed by radiology

  19. Manufacturing Technology Support (MATES II) Task Order 0005: Manufacturing Integration and Technology Evaluation to Enable Technology Transition. Subtask Phase 0 Study Task: Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) and Systems Engineering For Quick Reaction Systems

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    2014-10-01

    guidance on current MRL and MRA processes. In addition, Gene Wiggs of GE and Paul Hauwiller of General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT...or Deployment) Team IPQA™ In-process quality assurance (trademark of Beyond Six Sigma) JDMTP Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel KPC Key

  20. Perspective of mathematical modeling and research of targeted formation of disperse phase clusters in working media for the next-generation power engineering technologies

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    Simos, Theodore E.; Kovalnogov, Vladislav N.; Shevchuk, Igor V.

    2017-07-01

    The perspective of mathematical modeling and research of formation of disperse phase clusters of working media for next-generation technologies of production and transformation of energy on organic and synthetic hydrocarbon fuel is presented. Approach to creation of a problem-oriented complex of the theory, the models, knowledge bases as well as software-and-informational tools providing in total an opportunity for high-precision simulation, working off and prototyping in a computing experiment of the perspective technologies based on optimization and targeted formation of disperse phase clusters of a working media is considered.

  1. A fluid biopsy as investigating technology for the fluid phase of solid tumors

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    Kuhn, Peter; Bethel, Kelly

    2012-02-01

    Reliable measurement of internal bodily substances and structures is one of the cornerstones of modern medicine. Progress in cancer medicine, like that in many medical fields, must encompass and take advantage of progress in the physical sciences. Historically, the development and refinement of physical sciences-based detection of biological entities precedes periods of great advancements in therapies. To treat broken limbs and arthritis, we are indebted to Conrad Roentgen's discovery of x-rays by which we can evaluate the bones; to apply gamma knife therapy for cancer, we are indebted to Marie Curie's discoveries about radioactivity by which we can eradicate tumors; to manage the complications of diabetes, we are indebted to Tom Clemens, Ames Pharmaceuticals and Dick Bernstein's refinement of direct blood glucose measurement technology by which we can count, hour-to-hour, the waxing and waning of blood sugar levels; to understand anything at all on the cellular level, we are indebted to Antonie van Leeuwenhoek's microscope, by which we can see our cells. The application of physical sciences perspectives to biological and medical problems has a long and productive history. As of late, however, the increasing compartmentalization of science and exponential increases of knowledge in both arenas has resulted in a rift between the two. The NCI has initiated a research network establishing multiple centers of investigation, the Physical Sciences in Oncology Centers (http://physics.cancer.gov), which seek to mend the rift. Each headed by a pair of investigators, one in the physical sciences and one in the biological sciences, the centers seek to bring the advances and breakthroughs of the physical sciences world to bear on the question of cancer. This issue of physical biology contains a series of articles exploring the utility and applicability of a new method for measuring cancer as it spreads, developed at the Scripps Physical Oncology Center. Although some progress

  2. Results from the electro-optic sensors domain of the materials and components for missiles innovation and technology partnership (phase 1)

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    Bray, Mark E.; Shears, Robert A.

    2013-10-01

    The Materials and Components for Missiles Innovation and Technology Partnership (ITP) is a research programme supporting research for guided weapons at Technology Readiness Levels 1 to 4. The Anglo-French initiative is supported by the DGA and the MoD, with matched funding from industry. A major objective is to foster projects which partner UK and French universities, SMEs and larger companies. The first projects started in January 2008 and the first phase completed in spring 2013. Providing funding is secured, the next phase of the programme is due to start later in 2013. Selex ES leads Domain 3 of the MCM-ITP which develops Electro-Optic sensor technology. In collaboration with DGA, MoD and MBDA, the prime contractor, we identified 4 key objectives for the first ITP phase and focussed resources on achieving these. The objectives were to enable better imagery, address operationally stressing scenarios, provide low overall through life cost and improve active and semi-active sensors Nine normal projects and one ITP innovation fund project have been supported within the domain. The technology providers have included 3 SMEs and 8 research centres from both the United Kingdom and France. Highlights of the projects are included. An outline of the priorities for the domain for the new phase ise provided and we encourage organisations with suitable technology to contact us to get involved.

  3. Technology

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    Xu Jing

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The traditional answer card reading method using OMR (Optical Mark Reader, most commonly, OMR special card special use, less versatile, high cost, aiming at the existing problems proposed a method based on pattern recognition of the answer card identification method. Using the method based on Line Segment Detector to detect the tilt of the image, the existence of tilt image rotation correction, and eventually achieve positioning and detection of answers to the answer sheet .Pattern recognition technology for automatic reading, high accuracy, detect faster

  4. Perpentylated (2, 3, 6-Tri-O-pentyl)-β-cyclodextrin Used as Capillary Gas Chromatographic Stationary Phase Prepared by Sol-gel Technology

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    Min Min LIANG; Mei Ling QI; Yu LENG; Ruo Nong FU

    2005-01-01

    Capillary column preparation using perpentylated (2,3,6-tri-O-pentyl)-β-cyclodextrin as stationary phase by sol-gel technology with simplicity and rapidity is described. Multiple preparation steps in conventional column technology were avoided. The prepared columns exhibit satisfactory chromatographic performances and pronounced selectivity for a wide range of test solutes, and have been successfully used for the separation of nitrotoluene, dimethoxybenzene,alcohols, alkanes, dimethylphenol and cresol isomers.

  5. The Transplant of Technology of Capacitive Displacement Transducer to Phase Modulation Grating-the Research of the Grating with nm Measuring Resolution

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    2003-01-01

    The method rising measuring resolution through reducing pitch of the transducer has brought forward from the basic structure, principle and the corresponding relationship among pitches of capacitive electrodes, period T and phase shift of vv(x,t). But if the traditional technique of PCB made of the transducer is still used, it will meet with difficulties in lead wire. And so the technology transplant from the transducer to grating is presented, the basic principle of the phase modulation grating similar...

  6. Soil Moisture Eff ects on Sand Saltation and Dust Emission Observed over the Horqin Sandy Land Area in China

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    LI Xiaolan; ZHANG Hongsheng

    2014-01-01

    In this study, the eff ects of soil moisture on sand saltation and dust emission over the Horqin Sandy Land area are investigated, based on observations of three dust events in 2010. The minimum friction velocity initiating the motion of surface particles, namely, the threshold friction velocity, is estimated to be 0.34, 0.40, and 0.50 m s−1 under the very dry, dry, and wet soil conditions, respectively. In comparison with the observations during the dust events under the very dry and dry soil conditions, the dust emission fl ux during the wet event is smaller, but the saltation activities of sand particles (d≧50 µm) are stronger. The size distributions of airborne dust particles (0.1≦d≦20 µm) show that concentrations of the fi ner dust particles (0.1≦d≦0.3 µm) have a secondary peak under dry soil conditions, while they are absent under wet soil conditions. This suggests that the surface soil particle size distribution can be changed by soil moisture. Under wet soil conditions, the particles appear to have a larger size, and hence more potential saltating particles are available. This explains the occurrence of stronger saltation processes observed under wet soil conditions.

  7. The Eff ect of Fabrication Conditions for GDC Buff er Layer on Electro chemical Performance of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

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    Jung-Hoon Song; Myung Geun Jung; Hye Won Park; Hyung-Tae Lim

    2013-01-01

    A Gd-doped ceria (GDC) buff er layer is required between a conventional yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) electrolyte and a La-Sr-Co-Fe-O3 (LSCF) cathode to prevent their chemical reaction. In this study, the eff ect of varying the conditions for fabricating the GDC buff er layer, such as sintering temperature and amount of sintering aid, on the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) performance was investigated. A finer GDC powder (i.e., ultra-high surface area), a higher sintering temperature (∼1290℃), and a larger amount of sintering aid (∼12%) resulted in improved densification of the buff er layer; however, the electrochemical performance of an anode-supported cell containing this GDC buff er layer was poor. These conflicting results are attributed to the formation of (Zr, Ce)O2 and/or excess cobalt grain boundaries (GBs) at higher sintering temperatures with a large amount of sintering aid (i.e., cobalt oxide). A cell comprising of a cobalt-free GDC buff er layer, which was fabricated using a low-temperature process, had lower cell resistance and higher stability. The results indicate that electrochemical performance and stability of SOFCs strongly depend on fabrication conditions for the GDC buff er layer.

  8. Distance learning ects and flipped classroom in the anatomy learning: comparative study of the use of augmented reality, video and notes.

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    Ferrer-Torregrosa, Javier; Jiménez-Rodríguez, Miguel Ángel; Torralba-Estelles, Javier; Garzón-Farinós, Fernanda; Pérez-Bermejo, Marcelo; Fernández-Ehrling, Nadia

    2016-09-01

    The establishment of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is one of the pillars of the European Space of Higher Education. This way of accounting for the time spent in training has two essential parts, classroom teaching (work with the professor) and distance learning (work without the professor, whether in an individual or collective way). Much has been published on the distance learning part, but less on the classroom teaching section. In this work, the authors investigate didactic strategies and associated aids for distance learning work in a concept based on flipped classroom where transmitting information is carried out with aids that the professor prepares, so that the student works in an independent way before the classes, thus being able to dedicate the classroom teaching time to more complex learning and being able to count on the professor's help. Three teaching aids applied to the study of anatomy have been compared: Notes with images, videos, and augmented reality. Four dimensions have been compared: the time spent, the acquired learnings, the metacognitive perception, and the prospects of the use of augmented reality for study. The results show the effectiveness, in all aspects, of augmented reality when compared with the rest of aids. The questionnaire assessed the acquired knowledge through a course exam, where 5.60 points were obtained for the notes group, 6.54 for the video group, and 7.19 for the augmented reality group. That is 0.94 more points for the video group compared with the notes and 1.59 more points for the augmented reality group compared with the notes group. This research demonstrates that, although technology has not been sufficiently developed for education, it is expected that it can be improved in both the autonomous work of the student and the academic training of health science students and that we can teach how to learn. Moreover, one can see how the grades of the students who studied with augmented reality are more

  9. 相变储能纤维制备技术的研究进展%Research progress in production technology for phase change energy storage fiber

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    张鸿; 王倩倩; 相恒学

    2011-01-01

    概述了相变储能纤维对相变材料的要求及其调温机理;详述了相变储能纤维的制备技术,主要包括复合纺丝法、中空填充法及织物涂层法等;分析了我国开发相变储能纤维的技术瓶颈;展望了相变储能纤维应用前景;指出今后应重点开发以聚合物基体为骨架的新型相变材料,提高相变材料密度,完善纺丝工艺,实现相变储能纤维的产业化.%The raw material requirement and temperatureadapting mechanism of phase change energy storage fiber were described. The production technology for phase change energy storage fiber was introduced in details, dominantly including composite spinning process, hollow filling method, fabric coating method. The technological bottleneck of phase change energy storage fiber development was analyzed in China. The application prospects of phase change energy storage fiber were outlooked. The research should focus on the development of novel phase change materials using polymer matrix as framework, the improvement of phase change material density and spinning process and the industrialization of phase change energy storage fiber in the future.

  10. 超声波相控阵黄金纯度检测技术%Gold Purity Inspection Technology by Ultrasonic Phased Array

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    钟德煌; 徐贝尔; 梁茂飞

    2013-01-01

    The basic gold purity inspection method is introduced simply and the new gold inspection technology by ultrasonic phased array is focused in this paper. The principle of using phased array technology to inspect gold bar is analyzed. The ultrasonic phased array technology is reliable in gold inspection application which is verified by experiment. The result is that ultrasonic phased array technology could find the gas pore, inclusion defect and distinguish the 24K from 18K gold.%简要介绍了黄金纯度检测的基本方法,重点介绍了黄金纯度检测新技术—超声波相控阵检测技术的基本原理与方法.通过试验验证了超声波相控阵技术检测黄金纯度的可行性,可以检测出黄金纯度内部的气孔,块状夹杂及已熔化的夹杂,可以区分出24K与18K黄金.

  11. Gestão do conhecimento estratégico estudo dos subfatores sistêmicos aplicados à ECT

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    Full Text Available Para avaliar a Gestão do Conhecimento Estratégico (GCE, foi realizada uma pesquisa na Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (ECT que apresenta características adequadas ao objeto de estudo. A metodologia aplicada foi da pesquisa de campo, do tipo quantitativo. O referencial teórico e a aplicação de análise estatística descritiva contribuíram para o alcance dos objetivos de: (1 avaliar o comportamento dos subfatores que influenciam a Gestão do Conhecimento Estratégico (GCE; (2 avaliar a inter-relação dos subfatores da Gestão do Conhecimento Estratégico quando analisados sob o ponto de vista de uma organização pública; e (3 estabelecer o detalhamento dos subfatores sistêmicos do modelo da Gestão do Conhecimento Estratégico, à luz da Ciência da Informação. A partir dos resultados da pesquisa ficou caracterizada a existência de um inter-relacionamento dos subfatores da GCE, principalmente entre ";Contexto" e ";Motivação", ";Experiência e Liderança" e ";Integração e Estrutura de Poder". As principais contribuições da pesquisa para a Ciência da Informação são: (a constatação do caráter interdisciplinar no estudo da GCE; (b aprofundamento do estudo da GCE; e (c avaliação do comportamento dos subfatores da GCE aplicados em um estudo de caso. Foi possível também estabelecer uma associação dos subfatores da GCE sob o enfoque da Ciência da Informação.

  12. Kelch-like ECT2-interacting protein KLEIP regulates late-stage pulmonary maturation via Hif-2α in mice

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    Nicole Woik

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS caused by preterm delivery is a major clinical problem with limited mechanistic insight. Late-stage embryonic lung development is driven by hypoxia and the hypoxia-inducible transcription factors Hif-1α and Hif-2α, which act as important regulators for lung development. Expression of the BTB-and kelch-domain-containing (BTB-kelch protein KLEIP (Kelch-like ECT2-interacting protein; also named Klhl20 is controlled by two hypoxia response elements, and KLEIP regulates stabilization and transcriptional activation of Hif-2α. Based on the available data, we hypothesized an essential role for KLEIP in murine lung development and function. Therefore, we have performed a functional, histological, mechanistic and interventional study in embryonic and neonatal KLEIP−/− mice. Here, we show that about half of the KLEIP−/− neonates die due to respiratory failure that is caused by insufficient aeration, reduced septal thinning, reduced glycogenolysis, type II pneumocyte immaturity and reduced surfactant production. Expression analyses in embryonic day (E 18.5 lungs identified KLEIP in lung capillaries, and showed strongly reduced mRNA and protein levels for Hif-2α and VEGF; such reduced levels are associated with embryonic endothelial cell apoptosis and lung bleedings. Betamethasone injection in pregnant females prevented respiratory failure in KLEIP−/− neonates, normalized lung maturation, vascularization, aeration and function, and increased neonatal Hif-2α expression. Thus, the experimental study shows that respiratory failure in KLEIP−/− neonates is determined by insufficient angiocrine Hif-2α–VEGF signaling and that betamethasone activates this newly identified signaling cascade in late-stage embryonic lung development.

  13. Growth phase-dependent switch in osmolyte strategy in a moderate halophile: ectoine is a minor osmolyte but major stationary phase solute in Halobacillus halophilus.

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    Saum, Stephan H; Müller, Volker

    2008-03-01

    The moderately halophilic, chloride-dependent bacterium Halobacillus halophilus switches its osmolyte strategy with the salinity in its environment by the production of different compatible solutes. Ectoine is produced predominantly at very high salinities, along with proline. Interestingly, ectoine production is growth phase dependent which led to a more than 1000-fold change in the ectoine : proline ratio from 0.04 in exponential to 27.4 in late stationary phase cultures. The genes encoding the ectoine biosynthesis pathway were identified on the chromosome in the order ectABC. They form an operon that is expressed in a salinity-dependent manner with low-level expression below 1.5 M NaCl but 10-fold and 23-fold increased expression at 2.5 and 3.0 M NaCl respectively. The temporal expression of genes involved in osmoresponse is different with gdh/gln and pro genes being first, followed by ect genes. Chloride had no effect on expression of ect genes, but stimulated cellular EctC synthesis as well as ectoine production. These data demonstrate, for the first time, a growth-phase dependent switch in osmolyte strategy in a moderate halophile and, additionally, represent another piece of the chloride regulon of H. halophilus.

  14. 相控阵超声检测技术应用%The Principle and Its Application of Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection Technology

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    田安定

    2011-01-01

    Phased Array ultrasonic technology was applied widely in NDT. This technology was based on electronic delay control, and on the superposition and interference principle of ultrasonic wave, forming dynamic scanning beam, eventually forming a scanning image. It was better than conventional method on probability of detection. This paper focused on principles of phased array technology, equipment usage and calibration, introducing several classic applications of some fields using phased array technology.%相控阵超声技术在无损检测行业中已经得到广泛的应用,该技术根据电子延时控制,利用波的叠加和干涉原理,形成动态扫查声束,最终合成扫查图像,比传统超声波探伤具有时更高的缺陷检出率.围绕相控阵技术原理、设备的使用和校准,介绍了相控阵技术在一些领域的经典应用.

  15. Innovative fossil fuel fired vitrification technology for soil remediation. Volume 1, Phase 1: Annual report, September 28, 1992--August 31, 1993

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    1993-08-01

    Vortex has successfully completed Phase 1 of the ``Innovative Fossil Fuel Fired Vitrification Technology for Soil Remediation`` program with the Department of Energy (DOE) Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC). The Combustion and Melting System (CMS) has processed 7000 pounds of material representative of contaminated soil that is found at DOE sites. The soil was spiked with Resource Conversation and Recovery Act (RCRA) metals surrogates, an organic contaminant, and a surrogate radionuclide. The samples taken during the tests confirmed that virtually all of the radionuclide was retained in the glass and that it did not leach to the environment. The organic contaminant, anthracene, was destroyed during the test with a Destruction and Removal Efficiency (DRE) of at least 99.99%. RCRA metal surrogates, that were in the vitrified product, were retained and will not leach to the environment--as confirmed by the TCLP testing. Semi-volatile RCRA metal surrogates were captured by the Air Pollution Control (APC) system, and data on the amount of metal oxide particulate and the chemical composition of the particulate were established for use in the Phase 2 APC system design. This topical report will present a summary of the activities conducted during Phase 1 of the ``Innovative Fossil Fuel Fired Vitrification Technology for Soil Remediation`` program. The report includes the detail technical data generated during the experimental program and the design and cost data for the preliminary Phase 2 plant.

  16. 在常规课堂教学中实施项目式学习--以化学教学为例%Exploring Proj ect-Based Learning in Regular Classroom Teaching:A Case Study of Chemistry Teaching

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    侯肖; 胡久华

    2016-01-01

    在不同类型学校、不同年级的中学化学课堂中实施项目式学习,主要分为确立项目和规划项目两个步骤,确立项目要基于课程标准、教学内容和学生经验。规划项目包括三个阶段:拆解项目,确立项目的基本问题、单元问题及内容问题;规划课时及其安排;系统审视、优化设计。在常规课堂教学中实施项目式学习的关键问题和解决对策如下。(1)让学生亲历问题解决过程;(2)注重过程技能的培训和指导;(3)时间紧张,课上课下任务要统筹安排;(4)进行系统性、针对性评价的设计与实施;(5)突发事件的应对与处理;(6)教师需要养成实施项目式学习的教学观念和教学行为。%Proj ect-based learning is a approach to learning that planning and solving proj ect tasks in co-operation group,applying more in comprehensive practical activities and research study in our country,lit-tle application and research in a conventional classroom Teaching.Designing and implementing project-based learning in high school chemistry class in different types of schools and different grades is mainly di-vided into two steps,establishing project and planning project.Establishing the project is based on curricu-lum standards,teaching content and student experience.Planning project includes three phases:dismant-ling project and establishing basic issues,unit issues and content issues;planning class hour and arrange-ment;reviewing systematically and optimizing the design.The key issues and solutions to implement pro-j ect-based learning in the regular classroom are as follows:(1 )allow students to experience the problem-solving process;(2)focus on process skills’training and guidance;(3)time constraints,co-ordinate ar-rangements in and out class;(4)designing and implementation of systematic and targeted evaluation;(5) deal with handling emergencies;(6 )teachers need to develop teaching concepts

  17. Research on the technologies of conformal phased array antenna%共形相控阵天线的技术研究

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    伏浩; 李小浩; 李会莲

    2014-01-01

    Phased array antenna technology has been applied widely and developed rapidly in the fields of radar, communication, electronic warfare and navigation. Conformal phased array antenna technology is the focus of development of the phased array antenna. The development of foreign countries about conformal phased array antenna is introduced, the antenna array and pattern integration and beam forming of conformal phased array antenna are briefly discussed in this paper.%相控阵天线技术在雷达、通信、电子战、导航等领域获得了广泛应用和高速发展,共形相控阵天线是相控阵天线发展的重点之一。文章介绍了共形相控阵天线国外发展现状,进而探讨了共形相控阵的天线阵型,方向图综合及波束形成技术体制等关键技术。

  18. The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activity

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    Pratt, Michael; Sarmiento, Olga L; Montes, Felipe

    2012-01-01

    Physical inactivity accounts for more than 3 million deaths per year, most from non-communicable diseases in low-income and middle-income countries. We used reviews of physical activity interventions and a simulation model to examine how megatrends in information and communication technology...... and transportation directly and indirectly aff ect levels of physical activity across countries of low, middle, and high income. The model suggested that the direct and potentiating eff ects of information and communication technology, especially mobile phones, are nearly equal in magnitude to the mean eff ects...... of planned physical activity interventions. The greatest potential to increase population physical activity might thus be in creation of synergistic policies in sectors outside health including communication and transportation. However, there remains a glaring mismatch between where studies on physical...

  19. Novel selective surface flow (SSF{trademark}) membranes for the recovery of hydrogen from waste gas streams. Phase 2: Technology development, final report

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    Anand, M.; Ludwig, K.A.

    1996-04-01

    The objective of Phase II of the Selective Surface Flow Membrane program was Technology Development. Issues addressed were: (i) to develop detailed performance characteristics on a 1 ft{sup 2} multi- tube module and develop design data, (ii) to build a field test rig and complete field evaluation with the 1 ft{sup 2} area membrane system, (iii) to implement membrane preparation technology and demonstrate membrane performance in 3.5 ft long tube, (iv) to complete detailed process design and economic analysis.

  20. The Influence of Technological Conditions of the Process of Cogging in Flat Dies on the Quality of Two-Phase Titanium Alloys

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available To create a rational technology of cogging process and to determinate the optimal values of the angles of tilt and single reduction the stress-strain state (SSS of the blank during cogging in the flat dies was analyzed. By using the finite element method and program MSC.SuperForge quantitative data are obtained and the basic patterns of distribution of SSS, the temperature during the simulation of tilting in flat dies with different angles of tilting and the amount of reduction were established. Sustainable experimental-industrial technology of forging of two-phase titanium alloys was developed and tested.

  1. The Transplant of Technology of Capacitive Displacement Transducer to Phase Modulation Grating-the Research of the Grating with nm Measuring Resolution

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    Zhang Zengyao; Wang Wei; Jin Ning

    2003-01-01

    The method rising measuring resolution through reducing pitch of the transducer has brought forward from the basic structure, principle and the corresponding relationship among pitches of capacitive electrodes, period T and phase shift of o. But if the traditional technique of PCB made of the transducer is still used, it will meet with difficulties in lead wire. And so the technology transplant from the transducer to grating is presented, the basic principle of the phase modulation grating similar to the transducer is described and the experiments setup of transmitted and reflective grating are put out. Some practical schemes f the new grating with resolution to sub-micron, even nm is given.

  2. The Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Enabling Computational Technologies FY09 Report

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    Diachin, L F; Garaizar, F X; Henson, V E; Pope, G

    2009-10-12

    In this document we report on the status of the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Enabling Computational Technologies (ECT) effort. In particular, we provide the context for ECT In the broader NEAMS program and describe the three pillars of the ECT effort, namely, (1) tools and libraries, (2) software quality assurance, and (3) computational facility (computers, storage, etc) needs. We report on our FY09 deliverables to determine the needs of the integrated performance and safety codes (IPSCs) in these three areas and lay out the general plan for software quality assurance to meet the requirements of DOE and the DOE Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI). We conclude with a brief description of our interactions with the Idaho National Laboratory computer center to determine what is needed to expand their role as a NEAMS user facility.

  3. 相位控制在单相接地测试系统的应用%Application of Phase Control Technology in Single Phase to Earth Test System

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    田庆生; 梁仕斌; 程干江; 路世英; 杨天林

    2016-01-01

    Accurate control of the phase angle at the docking point is necessary in order to reproduce the transient process of single-phase grounding fault of distribution network. In this paper, the phase control technology is studied, and the method of real-time adjustment or stage adjustment is used to alleviate the problem of poor phase control technology. It is applied to the design of 10kV power distribution network fault indicator system, the power distribution automation equipment such as fault indicator can repeat batch tested in the same closing angle.%为了复现配电网单相接地故障时的暂态过程,需要对接地时刻相位角度准确控制。对相角控制技术进行了研究,用实时调整或阶段调整的方法缓解相位控制技术一致性差的问题,该技术应用于配电网故障指示器系统测试平台,实现了合闸相角精确控制,经试验验证满足在故障指示器等配电自动化相关设备重复性测试的要求。

  4. Simultaneous extraction of phase and phase shift from two interferograms using Lissajous figure and ellipse fitting technology with Hilbert-Huang prefiltering

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    Liu, Fengwei; Wang, Jing; Wu, Yongqian; Wu, Fan; Trusiak, Maciej; Patorski, Krzysztof; Wan, Yongjian; Chen, Qiang; Hou, Xi

    2016-10-01

    This paper presents a novel method to extract the phase shift and phase distribution from two interferograms simultaneously. By employing Hilbert-Huang transform based prefiltering, the background intensities and modulation amplitudes of the two interferograms are suppressed and normalized respectively. With the addition and subtraction operation of the two prefiltered interferograms, two parametric equations are achieved which can be regarded as the complex harmonic motion of the Lissajous figure. The phase of the Lissajous figure can be directly demodulated by the ellipse fitting algorithm. Apart from the advantages of other well-known two-step phase demodulation algorithms, i.e., high accuracy and efficiency of the Gram-Schmidt orthonormalization (GS) method and the less stringent requirement concerning the fringe number in the extreme value of interference (EVI) method, proposed Lissajous figure and ellipse fitting (LEF) approach has another bonus related to its robustness to the fluctuations of the fringe patterns noise, background intensity and modulation amplitude. Simulations demonstrate the outstanding performance of the proposed method, and experiments further corroborate its effectiveness.

  5. “主动补旁格范式”为什么可能%Why SVCom Oblique-case Subj ect Schema Is Possible

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    徐盛桓

    2013-01-01

    “主动补旁格范式”是非正则主语范畴的一个小类。尽管专门对主动补旁格范式机理的研究不多见,但对非正则主语范畴已有不少描写性研究,指出其主语施事特征弱化、虚化、异化,许多句子主语具有“非人称”特征,造成句法行为异常。许多研究对这些结构上的特征用“语用因素”来作出解释,认为这是以语用为主导的现象,占优势的语用关系弱化了句法---语义关系,但揭示该范式形成过程机理的研究阙如。研究发现,要弄清楚旁格范式---主动补旁格范式也包括在内---的形成,弄清楚旁格主语为什么可能是一个关键。本研究希望以这类非正则主语句为例,从心智哲学视角出发,用动态的意识活动过程进行分析,解释这类旁格句的非正则主语为什么可能、又是如何实现的,用抽象的心智层面共性来解释该类范式的构成和特点。%SVCom oblique-case subj ect schema is a sub-category within the categories of non-ca-nonical subj ect.Few attention being paid to this sub-category,good achievements have gained con-cerning the study of the non-canonical subj ect category,with its particularities pointed out that the subj ect’s status of agency is weakened,debilitated,and dissimilated,that not a few sentence types in the category are impersonalized,and that these make their syntactic behaviors abnormal.These par-ticularities can be explained,many researches claimed,in terms of‘pragmatic factors’,in that these are the phenomena regulated by pragmatics,which gives preponderance to the pragmatic relationship between the elements in a sentence,leading to the weakening of the syntax-semantics relationship. However,what should be more desired in the research is that a study of how the oblique-case subject schemata are shaped is apparently needed.With this in view,we have tried to do a study on the SV-Com oblique-case subj ect schema,with an

  6. The integration of Mathematics, Science and Technology in early childhood education and the foundation phase: The role of the formation of the professional identities of beginner teachers

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    This article focuses on the professional identity formation of six beginner teachers (three in early childhood education and three in the foundation phase), involved in the teaching of Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST). Attention is in particular being paid to the role of professional identity in how they applied innovative teaching methods such as enquiry-based teaching. The study is based on the personal narratives of the six teachers, regarding their own learning experiences in MST...

  7. Solid-phase Microextraction and Its Coupling with Other Analytical Technologies%固相微萃取及其与某些分析技术联用

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    邓华; 朱彭龄

    2001-01-01

    评述了固相微萃取技术的特点、理论、表面涂层材料和方法的建立,以及与一些分析技术的联用。%The characteristic,theory,fiber coatings,method development of solid-phase microextraction and its coupling with other analytical technologies were reviewed with 59 references.

  8. Orchestrated regulation of Nogo receptors, LOTUS, AMPA receptors and BDNF in an ECT model suggests opening and closure of a window of synaptic plasticity.

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    Full Text Available Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT is an efficient and relatively fast acting treatment for depression. However, one severe side effect of the treatment is retrograde amnesia, which in certain cases can be long-term. The mechanisms behind the antidepressant effect and the amnesia are not well understood. We hypothesized that ECT causes transient downregulation of key molecules needed to stabilize synaptic structure and to prevent Ca2+ influx, and a simultaneous increase in neurotrophic factors, thus providing a short time window of increased structural synaptic plasticity. Here we followed regulation of NgR1, NgR3, LOTUS, BDNF, and AMPA subunits GluR1 and GluR2 flip and flop mRNA levels in hippocampus at 2, 4, 12, 24, and 72 hours after a single episode of induced electroconvulsive seizures (ECS in rats. NgR1 and LOTUS mRNA levels were transiently downregulated in the dentate gyrus 2, 4, 12 and 4, 12, 24 h after ECS treatment, respectively. GluR2 flip, flop and GluR1 flop were downregulated at 4 h. GluR2 flip remained downregulated at 12 h. In contrast, BDNF, NgR3 and GluR1 flip mRNA levels were upregulated. Thus, ECS treatment induces a transient regulation of factors important for neuronal plasticity. Our data provide correlations between ECS treatment and molecular events compatible with the hypothesis that both effects and side effects of ECT may be caused by structural synaptic rearrangements.

  9. Embarazo ectópico tubárico roto posterior a esterilización quirúrgica (Ruptured tubal ectopic pregnancy after surgical sterilization

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    Ismael Suárez Torres

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    Full Text Available Resumen (español La esterilización tubárica quirúrgica es un método comúnmente utilizado de anticoncepción. Aunque el embarazo después de la esterilización es poco común, este puede ocurrir y cuando esto ocurre existe un riesgo substancial de convertirse en un embarazo ectópico. Se presenta el caso un embarazo ectópico posterior a la esterilización quirúrgica tubárica en una paciente de 38 años, V gesta, III paras, I cesárea, con antecedentes de uso de dispositivos intrauterinos por varios años antes de la salpingectomía realizada 12 meses antes durante la cesárea, quien consultó por presentar marcada palidez cutáneo-mucosa, retraso menstrual y dolor abdominal de fuerte intensidad. Durante la laparotomía ambas trompas estaban separadas en dos porciones. La porción terminal de la trompa derecha se observó la presencia de una tumoración compatible con un embarazo ectópico tubárico roto. Abstract (english Surgical tubal sterilization is a commonly used method of contraception. Although pregnancy after sterilization is uncommon, when it occurs, there is a substantial risk that it will be an ectopic pregnancy. We report a case of ruptured tubal ectopic pregnancy following surgical tubal sterilization in a 38 years-old patient, gravida V, para III, cesarean I, with history of intrauterine device use for many years before salpingectomy performed 12 months before during cesarean section, who consulted for presenting menstrual delay and severe abdominal pain. During laparotomy both tubes were separated in two portions. There was observed in terminal portion of right tube the presence of a tumor compatible with ruptured tubal ectopic pregnancy.

  10. Thin-Film CIGS Photovoltaic Technology: Annual Technical Report-Phase II, 16 April 1999-15 April 2000

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    Delahoy, A.E.; Bruns, J.; Ruppert, A.; Akhtar, M.; Chen, L.; Kiss, Z.J.

    2000-08-24

    A summary of Energy Photovoltaics' Phase II work includes the following: (1) EPV has demonstrated that it can sputter a Mo back-contact capable of supporting very high efficiency cell processing. Using EPV Mo, NREL has deposited a 17.1% CIGS cell (no AR coating). EPV believes it can identify the signature of ``good'' Mo. The Mo was produced on EPV's 0.43 m{sup 2} pilot-line equipment; (2) EPV has performed compound synthesis for several classes of materials, namely non-Cu precursor materials, Cu-containing materials, and ternary buffer materials. Using a ternary compound synthesized at EPV (ZIS) as an evaporation source material for the buffer layer, a Cd-free CIGS device has been produced having an efficiency of 11.5% (560 mV, 32.1 mA/cm{sup 2}, FF 64.3%). The ZIS films are photoconductive, and the devices exhibit no dark-light crossover or light soaking effects; (3) EPV initiated the interest of the University of Oregon in capacitance spectroscopy of CIGS devices. An Urbach tail with characteristic energy E0 < 20meV was identified by transient photocapacitance spectroscopy; (4) Small-area CIGS devices were produced in the pilot-line system with an efficiency of 12.0% (581 mV, 30.1 mA/cm{sup 2}, FF 68.7%), and in an R and D-scale system with 13.3% efficiency (569 mV, 34.1 mA/cm{sup 2}, FF 68.1%); (5) An improved linear evaporation source for Cu delivery has been developed and was used for CIGS formation in the pilot-line system. The deposition width is 45 cm. This technological ``tour de force'' allows EPV to build large-area CIGS systems possessing considerable flexibility. In particular, both EPV's FORNAX process and NREL's 3-stage process have been implemented on the pilot line. A CIGS thickness uniformity of 7% over a 40 cm width has been achieved; (6) A 4-head linear source assembly was designed, constructed, and is in use. Flux monitoring is practiced; (7) Large-area CIGS modules were produced with Voc's up to 36

  11. Bivariate phase-rectified signal averaging for assessment of spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity: pilot study of the technology.

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    Bauer, Axel; Morley-Davies, Adrian; Barthel, Petra; Müller, Alexander; Ulm, Kurt; Malik, Marek; Schmidt, Georg

    2010-01-01

    Assessment of spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), an index of autonomic function, poses practical challenges. In this pilot study, we propose a novel technique for assessment of spontaneous BRS based on bivariate phase-rectified signal averaging (PRSA). This is an extension of the monovariate PRSA technology used for calculation of deceleration capacity. A prospective, observational study was conducted in a training cohort of 146 patients with heart failure (New York Heart Association class 2.7 ± 0.8, left ventricular ejection fraction 23.6% ± 9.0%) presenting with sinus rhythm. In all patients, 10-minute recordings of ECG and arterial and blood pressure were obtained in the supine resting position. The algorithm for BRS assessment based on bivariate PRSA (BRS(PRSA)) included (1) identification of heartbeat intervals occurring at the time of systolic pressure increases, (2) selection of heartbeat adjacent interval sections, (3) alignment and (4) averaging of these segments, and (5) quantification of the average heart beat interval change by Haar wavelet analysis. Primary end point was death of any cause. During mean follow-up of 2.7 ± 1.1 years, 42 patients (28.8%) died. BRS(PRSA) was significantly associated with the primary end point (3.7 ± 5.3 ms vs -0.33 ± 6.6 ms in survivors and nonsurvivors, respectively). BRS(PRSA) yielded an area under the receiver operating characteristics curve of 69.8% (95% confidence interval, 59.9-79.7), which was comparable to the area under the curve of left ventricular ejection fraction (70.4%; 95% confidence interval, 61.3-79.5). Using the optimum dichotomy for BRS(PRSA) of 1.14 milliseconds, 52 (36%) patients had an abnormal BRS(PRSA). The 3-year mortality risk of these patients was 45.3% compared to 19.0% in patients with normal BRS(PRSA). On multivariate analysis, abnormal BRS(PRSA) was an independent risk factor from left ventricular ejection fraction ≤ 30% and New York Heart Association class > II. BRS(PRSA) is an

  12. 超声相控阵技术的仿真试验%The Simulation Experiment of the Phased Array Ultrasonic Technology

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    王海涛; 史振; 程继隆; 蒋俊; 梁斌

    2011-01-01

    超声相控阵技术是一种先进的超声无损检测技术.超声相控阵技术通过对超声阵列换能器中各阵元进行精确延时控制,获得灵活可控的合成波束,并可随意控制聚焦点的位置.利用仿真相控阵合成聚焦技术的方法,搭建了一个16阵元、超声信号发射、接收和处理试验系统.利用该系统对缺陷试块进行了检测试验,试验结果与实际试块缺陷情况吻合.通过对试块缺陷的检测试验,对比聚焦与不聚焦的检测效果,证明了相控阵合成聚焦技术可以极大地提高检测的信噪比和灵敏度,验证了相控阵聚焦可以提高检测能力.%Ultrasonic phased array testing technology is an advanced ultrasonic nondestructive testing technology. Ultrasonic phased array technology can achieve flexible, controllable synthesized ultrasound beam and freely control t he focus point position by exciting each element of ultrasonic array transducer with independent phase delay. Based on the synthesis of phased array focusing approach experiment, a 16-element array signal acquisition and processing of experiment system was designed. Test experiments to the piece were carried out with this system. The experiment result fit with the actual defects. Result showed that this method could achieve the effect of phased array focusing, which greatly improved the detection signal noise ratio and sensitivity, also verified the ultrasonic phased array testing method was feasible. Through the experimental test of defect detection, especially with the contrast focusing and non-focusing detection experiment, the results showed that phased array technology could improve the defect detection capability.

  13. Advanced maintenance, inspection & repair technology for nuclear power plants

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    Hinton, B.M.

    1994-12-31

    Maintenance, inspection, and repair technology for nuclear power plants is outlined. The following topics are discussed: technology for reactor systems, reactor refueling bridge, fuel inspection system, fuel shuffling software, fuel reconstitution, CEA/RCCA/CRA inspection, vessel inspection capabilities, CRDM inspection and repair, reactor internals inspection and repair, stud tensioning system, stud/nut cleaning system, EDM machining technology, MI Cable systems, core exit T/C nozzle assemblies, technology for steam generators, genesis manipulator systems, ECT, UT penetrant inspections, steam generator repair and cleaning systems, technology for balance of plant, heat exchangers, piping and weld inspections, and turbogenerators.

  14. Technology Status and Developing Trends of Satellite Phased Array%星载相控阵天线的技术现状及发展趋势

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    阎鲁滨

    2012-01-01

    星载相控阵天线采用现代微波集成技术,在有限的卫星平台空间条件下,实现独立控制的多个点波束,满足未来通信的需求。相控阵天线可以实现波束间通信容量的调整,还可以根据需要改变波束形状,使用自适应调零的抗干扰技术,这些技术已在国外星上设备中广泛采用,具有广阔的发展前景。文章介绍了星载相控阵天线的研究现状、关键技术,以及发展趋势,并对我国星载相控阵天线技术的发展提出了建议。%Satellite phased array with modern microwave integrated circuit technology takes limit space on satellite and is able to independently control many beams to satisfy the demands ofmod- ern communication. The power ration between beams of phased array is adjustble. The radiation beam shape is variable and adaptive anti-jamming technology is easy to apply. Satellite phased ar- ray has been applied in wide domain and has increasing developing future. This paper gives the research status of satellite phased array, the key technologies and prospects the developing trends of satellite phased array.

  15. Supercritical fluid chromatography and steady-state recycling: phase appropriate technologies for the resolutions of pharmaceutical intermediates in the early drug development stage.

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    Yan, Tony Q; Orihuela, Carlos; Preston, Jay P; Xia, Fang

    2010-11-01

    The use of phase appropriate technologies is critical for efficiently moving drug candidates forward in the early stages of drug discovery and development. Phase appropriate purification technology develops the analytical method and subsequently scales up the method and turns the sample around quickly (Kennedy et al., J Chromatogr A 2004; 1046:55). In this article, separation results and conditions from supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and steady-state recycling (SSR) for the resolutions of three pharmaceutical intermediates in the early stage of the drug development are discussed. The first study used SFC and SSR to separate an impurity for a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) campaign. The analytical method development and scale-up conditions are discussed. Productivity, solvent usage, and sample solubility under SFC and SSR conditions are also compared. The second study compared SFC to batch HPLC in separating a diastereomer. Due to higher separation efficiency, SFC was able to resolute multiple peaks. The third study involved the addition of dichloromethane as a co-solvent in SFC purification--improving sample selectivity and solubility. From the separation results of these purifications, SFC and SSR are clearly phase appropriate technologies in the early drug development stage.

  16. La voz de los estudiantes en el EEES. Valoraciones sobre la implantación de los ECTS en la UCLM

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    Del Rincón Igea, Benito; José Luis GONZÁLEZ GERALDO

    2010-01-01

    La implantación piloto del Crédito Europeo (ECTS) y, como consecuencia, de las nuevas metodologías docentes centradas en el aprendizaje de los estudiantes ha supuesto una renovación necesaria en las prácticas docentes de la Educación Superior. El estudio que presentamos ofrece una perspectiva general de este proceso, desde el punto de vista de los estudiantes, a partir de un estudio llevado a cabo entre los años 2007 y 2009. El informe elaborado a partir del análisis de ...

  17. Effect of primary particle size on spray formation, morphology and internal structure of alumina granules and elucidation of flowability and compaction behaviour

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Three different alumina powders with varying particle sizes were subjected to spray drying under identical conditions and effect of particle size on heat transfer efficiency and mechanism of formation of granules was elucidated. Morphology, internal structure and size distribution of granules were studied and evaluated with respect to their flow behaviour. In order to estimate the elastic interaction of granules, the granules were subjected to compaction under progressive loading followed by periodic unloading. Compaction curves were plotted and compressibility factor was estimated and correlated with predicted and measured green density values.

  18. The Aula EspaZio Gela and the Master of Space Science and Technology in the Universidad Del País Vasco (University of the Basque Country)

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    Sánchez-Lavega, Agustín; Pérez-Hoyos, Santiago; Hueso, Ricardo; del Río-Gaztelurrutia, Teresa; Oleaga, Alberto

    2014-01-01

    We present the Aula EspaZio Gela, a facility dedicated to teaching Space Science and Technology at the master and doctorate level at the University of the Basque Country (Spain), and to promoting the development of this field in both public and private sectors. The one-year master's degree in Space Science and Technology (60 ECTS (European Credit…

  19. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION REPORT-A AND A ENVIRONMENTAL SEALS, INC., SEAL ASSIST SYSTEM (SAS) PHASE II REPORT

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    The Environmental Technology Verification report discusses the technology and performance of Seal Assist System (SAS) for natural gas reciprocating compressor rod packing manufactured by A&A Environmental Seals, Inc. The SAS uses a secondary containment gland to collect natural g...

  20. Distribution of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons between the Particulate and the Gas Phase of Mainstream Cigarette Smoke in Relation to Cigarette Technological Characteristics

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Particulate- and gas-phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs were determined in the mainstream smoke (MSS of 59 manufactured cigarette brands (commercially available brands of unknown tobacco and blend type with variable ‘tar’ yields and physical/technological characteristics. Depending on the existence/absence of filter, the ‘tar’ yield indicated on the packet, and the cigarette length and diameter, the examined cigarette brands were classified into 15 groups: non filter (NF, high (H, medium (M, light (L, super light (SL, ultra light (UL, one-tar yields (O, 100 mm long cigarettes (H-100, L-100, SL-100, UL-100, O-100, and slim cigarettes (SL-SLIM, UL-SLIM, O-SLIM. Cigarettes were smoked in a reference smoking machine equipped with glass fibre filters for collection of PAHs bound to total particulate matter (TPM, and polyurethane foam plugs (PUF for collection of gas-phase PAHs. The relationships of gas- and particulate-phase concentrations of PAHs (ng/cig with the contents of typical MSS components, such as TPM, ‘tar’, nicotine and carbon monoxide were investigated. In addition, the phase partitioning of PAHs in MSS was evaluated in relation to the technological characteristics of cigarettes.

  1. Effectiveness of Online Workshops for Increasing Participants' Technology Knowledge, Attitude, and Skills: A Final Report of the Early Childhood Technology Integrated Instructional System-Phase 2

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    Hutinger, Patricia; Robinson, Linda; Schneider, Carol; Daytner, Gary; Bond, Janet

    2006-01-01

    The findings of EC-TIIS 2 provide evidence on the effectiveness of web-based training as a tool for educators and families in advancing educational opportunities for young children with disabilities. The resulting product and procedures will add valuable information to the field of early childhood technology as well as to the research on online…

  2. Improved fiber-optic link for the phase reference distribution system for the TESLA technology based projects

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    Czuba, Krzysztof; Felber, Matthias

    2005-09-01

    The UV Free-Electron Laser (UVFEL) [1], The X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) [2] and The International Linear Accelerator (ILC) [9] projects will require phase synchronization of various RF frequency subsystems on kilometer distances with accuracy better than 1ps. To fulfill these requirements, a phase reference distribution system concept was proposed and a prototype was developed for tests in the TESLA Test Facility 2 (TTF2). An important part of the phase reference system is the fiber-optic phase stable, long distance link described in this paper. An interferometrical scheme with feedback on phase, suppressing long term phase drifts induced by temperature changes was developed and tested in laboratory and under accelerator conditions. A motorized optical delay line was used in the system to compensate for phase errors. Described are error considerations and most important project issues like the hardware development and the real time phase controller software. The presented measurement results satisfy the design requirements. Experience gained during the experiments yielded proposals for system improvements.

  3. Low Loss Electro-Optic Polymer Based Fast Adaptive Phase Shifters Realized in Silicon Nitride and Oxynitride Waveguide Technology

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    Lars Baudzus

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available We present a comprehensive study on how to design and fabricate low loss electro-optic phase shifters based on an electro-optic polymer and the silicon nitride and silicon oxynitride waveguide material systems. The loss mechanisms of phase shifters with an electro-optic (EO polymer cladding are analyzed in detail and design solutions to achieve lowest losses are presented. In order to verify the low loss design a proof of concept prototype phase shifter was fabricated, which exhibits an attenuation of 0.8 dB/cm at 1550 nm and an electro-optic efficiency factor of 27%. Furthermore, the potential of this class of phase shifters is evaluated in numerical simulations, from which the optimal design parameters and achievable figures of merit were derived. The presented phase shifter design has its potential for application in fast adaptive multi stage devices for optical signal processing.

  4. Effect of roasting degree on the antioxidant activity of different Arabica coffee quality classes

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    Božana Odžaković

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Background. Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, because of its unique sen- sory properties and physiological properties. Coffee beverages represent a significant source of antioxidants in the consumers’ diet and contribute significantly to their daily intake. The aim of this research was to inves- tigate the effect of different roasting degrees on the content of biologically active compounds and antioxidant activity in different quality classes of Arabica coffee. Materials and methods. Samples of green Arabica coffee (Rio Minas of two quality classes from two pro- duction batches were used for the research. Roasting was carried out at temperatures of 167, 175 and 171°C. The total phenol content (TPC, total flavonoid content (TFC, flavonol content (FC and antioxidant activity (DPPH, ABTS in the coffee extracts was determined. Results. This research shows that TPC was significantly higher (P < 0.05 in green coffee compared to TPC in roasted coffee, and TPC decreases as the roasting temperature increases. TFC and FC were significantly lower (P < 0.05 in green coffee than in roasted coffee. Differences in TPC between the 1st and 2nd classes of Arabica coffee were not significant (P > 0.05, while differences in TFC were significant (P < 0.05 only for green coffee from the second production batch and differences in FC were significant (P < 0.05 for green cof- fee and for coffee roasted at 175°C. Roasting temperatures have different influences the antioxidant activity (DPPH, ABTS of coffee and the highest antioxidant activity was determined in coffee roasted at 171°C. An exception was 1st class Arabica coffee roasted at 167°C (ABTS. All samples of 1st class Arabica coffee had higher antioxidant activity (DPPH, ABTS compared to 2nd class Arabica. Conclusions. This research shows that the bioactive compounds content and antioxidant activity of different quality classes of Arabica co

  5. Fundamental aspects of pulse phase-locked loop technology-based methods for measurement of ultrasonic velocity

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    Yost, William T.; Cantrell, John H.; Kushnick, Peter W.

    1992-03-01

    A new instrument based on a constant frequency pulse phase-locked loop concept has been developed to accurately measure the ultrasonic phase velocity in condensed matter. Measurements of the sound velocity in ultrapure water are reported in which both damped and undamped transducers are used with the instrument together with reflectors of various thicknesses placed in the sound propagation path. An analysis of measurements made with the new instrument and similar measurements, taken under identical experimental conditions, using a popular variable frequency pulsed-phase-locked loop instrument is reported. Uncertainties in both measurement systems are analyzed and discussed. A method for measuring inherent phase shifts, not addressed by previous investigations, within the variable frequency pulsed phase-locked loop system and a derivation of the equations that govern the overall use of variable frequency systems using phase-sensitive comparisons are presented. The effects of a finite pulse length on the measurements of phase velocity in dispersive media are addressed in detail.

  6. Fundamental aspects of pulse phase-locked loop technology-based methods for measurement of ultrasonic velocity

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    Yost, William T; Cantrell, John H; Kushnick, Peter W

    1992-03-01

    A new instrument based on a constant frequency pulse phase-locked loop concept has been developed to accurately measure the ultrasonic phase velocity in condensed matter. Measurements of the sound velocity in ultrapure water are reported in which both damped and undamped transducers are used with the instrument together with reflectors of various thicknesses placed in the sound propagation path. An analysis of measurements made with the new instrument and similar measurements, taken under identical experimental conditions, using a popular variable frequency pulsed-phase-locked loop instrument is reported. Uncertainties in both measurement systems are analyzed and discussed. A method for measuring inherent phase shifts, not addressed by previous investigators, within the variable frequency pulsed phase-locked loop system and a derivation of the equations that govern the overall use of variable frequency systems using phase-sensitive comparisons are presented. The effects of a finite pulse length on the measurements of phase velocity in dispersive media are addressed in detail.

  7. Eff ect of light response on the photocatalytic activity of BiOClxBr1-x in the removal of Rhodamine B from water

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    Xiao-ming Mao; Cai-mei Fan

    2013-01-01

    BiOClxBr1−x catalysts were synthesized through an alcoholysis method and characterized by X-ray diff raction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), and diff use reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). The as-prepared photocatalysts were found to be tetragonal crystal structure and lamellar plate morphology. Their band gaps were between 3.44 and 2.83 eV. The eff ect of light response on the photocatalytic activity of BiOClxBr1−x was investigated by degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB). Complete removal of RhB from water was realized under simulated sunlight irradiation for 50 min with BiOCl0.5 Br0.5 . Mechanism studies showed that photo-generated holes and superoxide anion radicals played important roles in RhB photodegradation. The results of chemical oxygen demand (COD) confirmed RhB mineralization. The eff ect of light response on the activity of BiOClxBr1−x was further investigated under monochromatic light irradiation, and BiOCl0.5Br0.5 catalyst exhibited the highest activity. Furthermore, BiOCl0.5Br0.5 exhibited high stability, suggesting its practical application for the removal of RhB pollutant from water.

  8. Ect2/Pbl acts via Rho and polarity proteins to direct the assembly of an isotropic actomyosin cortex upon mitotic entry.

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    Rosa, André; Vlassaks, Evi; Pichaud, Franck; Baum, Buzz

    2015-03-09

    Entry into mitosis is accompanied by profound changes in cortical actomyosin organization. Here, we delineate a pathway downstream of the RhoGEF Pbl/Ect2 that directs this process in a model epithelium. Our data suggest that the release of Pbl/Ect2 from the nucleus at mitotic entry drives Rho-dependent activation of Myosin-II and, in parallel, induces a switch from Arp2/3 to Diaphanous-mediated cortical actin nucleation that depends on Cdc42, aPKC, and Par6. At the same time, the mitotic relocalization of these apical protein complexes to more lateral cell surfaces enables Cdc42/aPKC/Par6 to take on a mitosis-specific function-aiding the assembly of a relatively isotropic metaphase cortex. Together, these data reveal how the repolarization and remodeling of the actomyosin cortex are coordinated upon entry into mitosis to provide cells with the isotropic and rigid form they need to undergo faithful chromosome segregation and division in a crowded tissue environment. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Space Applications of Automation, Robotics and Machine Intelligence Systems (ARAMIS), phase 2. Volume 1: Telepresence technology base development

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    Akin, D. L.; Minsky, M. L.; Thiel, E. D.; Kurtzman, C. R.

    1983-01-01

    The field of telepresence is defined, and overviews of those capabilities that are now available, and those that will be required to support a NASA telepresence effort are provided. Investigation of NASA's plans and goals with regard to telepresence, extensive literature search for materials relating to relevant technologies, a description of these technologies and their state of the art, and projections for advances in these technologies over the next decade are included. Several space projects are examined in detail to determine what capabilities are required of a telepresence system in order to accomplish various tasks, such as servicing and assembly. The key operational and technological areas are identified, conclusions and recommendations are made for further research, and an example developmental program is presented, leading to an operational telepresence servicer.

  10. 新型软硬件结合式相位干涉仪%New Phase Interferometer Combining Hardware and Software Technology

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    孟真; 阎跃鹏

    2011-01-01

    提出了一种新型软硬件结合式结构的相位干涉仪.采用射频相位差测量器件AD8302在AD对等效电压信号采样后,采用卡尔曼滤波对等效电压信号进行优化估计、转化为相位差信息,求出目标辐射源的方向角.处理结果显示测量误差降低为AD8302直接输出的1/10左右.%This paper presents a new phase interferometer system combining hardware and software technology to solve the problem. AD8302 is used to measure the phase difference directly instead of the down converter, and to export the equivalent voltage signal of the phase difference. After the equivalent voltage signal is sampled, the Kalman Filter is used to optimize the Voltage signal. Finally, the voltage signal is translated into the phase difference communication which can be used to calculate the location of the target. The calculation result shows that the phase difference measurement error reduces to only about 1/10 after using the Kalman filter.

  11. A low spur, low jitter 10-GHz phase-locked loop in 0.13-μm CMOS technology

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    Niansong, Mei; Yu, Sun; Bo, Lu; Yaohua, Pan; Yumei, Huang; Zhiliang, Hong

    2011-03-01

    This paper presents a 10-GHz low spur and low jitter phase-locked loop (PLL). An improved low phase noise VCO and a dynamic phase frequency detector with a short delay reset time are employed to reduce the noise of the PLL. We also discuss the methodology to optimize the high frequency prescaler's noise and the charge pump's current mismatch. The chip was fabricated in a SMIC 0.13-μm RF CMOS process with a 1.2-V power supply. The measured integrated RMS jitter is 757 fs (1 kHz to 10 MHz); the phase noise is -89 and -118.1 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz and 1 MHz frequency offset, respectively; and the reference frequency spur is below -77 dBc. The chip size is 0.32 mm2 and the power consumption is 30.6 mW.

  12. A low spur, low jitter 10-GHz phase-locked loop in 0.13-μm CMOS technology

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    Mei Niansong; Sun Yu; Lu Bo; Pan Yaohua; Huang Yumei; Hong Zhiliang

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a 10-GHz low spur and low jitter phase-locked loop (PLL).An improved low phase noise VCO and a dynamic phase frequency detector with a short delay reset time are employed to reduce the noise of the PLL.We also discuss the methodology to optimize the high frequency prescaler's noise and the charge pump's current mismatch.The chip was fabricated in a SMIC 0.13-μm RF CMOS process with a 1.2-V power supply.The measured integrated RMS jitter is 757 fs (1 kHz to 10 MHz); the phase noise is -89 and-118.1 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz and 1 MHz frequency offset,respectively; and the reference frequency spur is below -77 dBc.The chip size is 0.32 mm2 and the power consumption is 30.6 mW.

  13. Experimental measurement of oil-water two-phase flow by data fusion of electrical tomography sensors and venturi tube

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    Liu, Yinyan; Deng, Yuchi; Zhang, Maomao; Yu, Peining; Li, Yi

    2017-09-01

    Oil-water two-phase flows are commonly found in the production processes of the petroleum industry. Accurate online measurement of flow rates is crucial to ensure the safety and efficiency of oil exploration and production. A research team from Tsinghua University has developed an experimental apparatus for multiphase flow measurement based on an electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) sensor, an electrical resistance tomography (ERT) sensor, and a venturi tube. This work presents the phase fraction and flow rate measurements of oil-water two-phase flows based on the developed apparatus. Full-range phase fraction can be obtained by the combination of the ECT sensor and the ERT sensor. By data fusion of differential pressures measured by venturi tube and the phase fraction, the total flow rate and single-phase flow rate can be calculated. Dynamic experiments were conducted on the multiphase flow loop in horizontal and vertical pipelines and at various flow rates.

  14. The Educational Technology Centre: A Window to View the Progress of Chinese ICT-Based Higher Education

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    Zhou, Rong; Xie, Baizhi

    2010-01-01

    In China, after many years, the current status and challenges of e-learning development in higher education have been gradually understood. The educational technology centre (ECT) serves as the key unit to promote e-learning initiatives, but the performance of some centres still trails their foreign counterparts. Under such conditions, the project…

  15. The LCPDI: A Compact and Robust Phase-Shifting Point-Diffraction Interferometer Based on Dye-Doped LC Technology

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    Marshall, K.L.; Adelsberger, K.; Myhre, G.; Griffin, D.W.

    2006-08-18

    Point-diffraction interferometers, by design, are much less sensitive to environmental disturbances than dual-path interferometers, but, until very recently, have not been capable of phase shifting. The liquid crystal point diffraction interferometer (LCPDI) utilizes a dye-doped, liquid crystal (LC), electro-optical device that functions as both the point-diffraction source and the phase-shifting element, yielding a phase-shifting diagnostic device that is significantly more compact and robust while also using fewer optical elements than conventional dual-path interferometers. These attributes make the LCPDI of special interest for diagnostic applications in the scientific, commercial, military, and industrial sectors, where vibration insensitivity, power requirements, size, weight, and cost are critical issues.

  16. Clinical efficacy of formula-based bifrontal versus right unilateral electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the treatment of major depression among elderly patients: a pragmatic, randomized, assessor-blinded, controlled trial.

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    Bjølseth, Tor Magne; Engedal, Knut; Benth, Jūratė Šaltytė; Dybedal, Gro Strømnes; Gaarden, Torfinn Lødøen; Tanum, Lars

    2015-04-01

    No prior study has compared the efficacy of bifrontal (BF) vs right unilateral (RUL) electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) by including the subgroup that is most likely to receive it: only elderly patients with major depression (MD). This single-site, randomized, assessor-blinded, controlled trial was conducted from 2009 to 2013. Seventy-three elderly patients with MD, unipolar and bipolar, were treated with a course of formula-based BF ECT or RUL ECT. The 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD17) was used to measure efficacy. Safety was assessed with the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). Both electrode placements resulted in highly significant downward trends in symptom severity (all p<0.001), with a non-significant difference between methods (p=0.703). At the end of the ECT course, response rates for the BF and RUL group were 63.9% and 67.6%, respectively. Short-term remission, defined as an HRSD17 score≤7, was achieved in 14 (38.9%) patients in the BF group and 19 (51.4%) patients in the RUL group. Global cognitive function, as measured by the MMSE, did not deteriorate in the two treatment groups. The small number of subjects may have led to reduced power to detect real differences. The MMSE is not sufficient to ascertain the negative effect of ECT on cognition. This study indicates that formula-based BF and RUL ECT are equally efficacious, and that remission rates of formula-based dosing are lower than those previously reported for titrated dosing, in a clinical sample of elderly patients with MD. ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01559324. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Ectoine and hydroxyectoine as protectants against osmotic and cold stress: uptake through the SigB-controlled betaine-choline- carnitine transporter-type carrier EctT from Virgibacillus pantothenticus.

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    Kuhlmann, Anne U; Hoffmann, Tamara; Bursy, Jan; Jebbar, Mohamed; Bremer, Erhard

    2011-09-01

    Virgibacillus pantothenticus has been shown to synthesize the compatible solute ectoine in response to high salinity or low growth temperature. We found that exogenously provided ectoine and hydroxyectoine also serve as protectants against these challenges. Transport studies with [(14)C]ectoine revealed that both types of stress induced a high-affinity ectoine uptake activity in V. pantothenticus. By using an Escherichia coli mutant defective in osmoprotectant uptake systems, a functional complementation approach for osmostress resistance in the presence of ectoine was employed to retrieve a gene encoding an ectoine transporter from V. pantothenticus. The cloned gene (ectT) encodes a protein (EctT) that is a member of the BCCT (betaine-choline-carnitine-transporter) family of carriers. Osmoprotection assays demonstrated that the EctT carrier mediates the preferential import of ectoine and hydroxyectoine but also possesses minor uptake activities for the compatible solutes proline and glycine betaine. Northern blot analysis with RNA isolated from V. pantothenticus revealed that a rise in the external osmolality or a reduction in growth temperature strongly increased the transcription of the ectT gene. Primer extension analysis demonstrated that ectT was transcribed under these conditions from a SigB-type promoter. SigB is the master regulator of the general stress regulon of bacilli and provides protection to cells against various challenges, including high salinity and low temperature. Both the synthesis of ectoine and the EctT-mediated uptake of ectoine and hydroxyectoine are triggered by the same environmental cues, high salinity and cold stress, and thereby provide, in a concerted fashion, the protection of V. pantothenticus against these challenges.

  18. 转轮焊缝相控阵超声检测工艺研究%Study on Ultrasonic Testing Technology for Runner Weld Phased Array

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    肖凯; 李晓红; 马庆增

    2014-01-01

    针对常规超声检测方法在进行三维多变断面转轮焊缝检测时存在的局限性,介绍了相控阵超声检测技术的特点。根据转轮焊缝容易出现的缺陷类型制作了模拟试块,设计超声相控阵检测工艺并进行检测,对检出缺陷进行常规超声检测验证。结果表明,超声相控阵技术可明显提高检测效率及检出能力,但对位向不好的层间未熔合,仍需配合直探头在焊缝弧面进行补充检测。%Aiming at existing boundedness of conventional ultrasonic testing method in testing 3D changeable cross-section runner weld,this paper introduces features of phased array ultrasonic testing technology.According to defect types easy to appear of runner weld,it makes simulation samples and designs ultrasonic phased array testing technology to test detected de-fects and proceed conventional ultrasonic testing verification.The result indicates that ultrasonic phased array technology is obviously able to improve testing effectiveness and detecting ability but it is not able to finish fuse of interlamination of bad exposure.Thus,it is necessary to carry out supplementary testing on the weld cambered surface by coordinating with normal probe.

  19. Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK Modulator Design using Multi-Port Network in Multilayer Microstrip-Slot Technology for Wireless Communication Applications

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The design of the quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK modulator by using a multi-port network is proposed in this article for the use in wireless communication applications. The multi-port network is in the form of multilayer microstrip-slot technology. This multi-port network is composed of three 3-dB rectangular-shaped directional couplers with virtual stubs and an equal power division divider with in-phase characteristic. The design is performed by applying a full-wave electromagnetic simulation software, CST Microwave Studio (CST MWS. Keysight’s Advanced Design System (ADS is applied in analyzing and evaluating the QPSK constellation of the proposed modulator. This comparatively small size of proposed design has been fabricated, and its wideband performance of 2 to 6 GHz is verified.

  20. Benefits of Advanced Control Room Technologies: Phase One Upgrades to the HSSL, Research Plan, and Performance Measures

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    Le Blanc, Katya [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Joe, Jeffrey [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Rice, Brandon [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Ulrich, Thomas [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Boring, Ronald [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    2015-05-01

    Control Room modernization is an important part of life extension for the existing light water reactor fleet. None of the 99 currently operating commercial nuclear power plants in the U.S. has completed a full-scale control room modernization to date. A full-scale modernization might, for example, entail replacement of all analog panels with digital workstations. Such modernizations have been undertaken successfully in upgrades in Europe and Asia, but the U.S. has yet to undertake a control room upgrade of this magnitude. Instead, nuclear power plant main control rooms for the existing commercial reactor fleet remain significantly analog, with only limited digital modernizations. Previous research under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program has helped establish a systematic process for control room upgrades that support the transition to a hybrid control room. While the guidance developed to date helps streamline the process of modernization and reduce costs and uncertainty associated with introducing digital control technologies into an existing control room, these upgrades do not achieve the full potential of newer technologies that might otherwise enhance plant and operator performance. The aim of the control room benefits research is to identify previously overlooked benefits of modernization, identify candidate technologies that may facilitate such benefits, and demonstrate these technologies through human factors research. This report describes the initial upgrades to the HSSL and outlines the methodology for a pilot test of the HSSL configuration.

  1. Measuring Meaningful Outcomes in Consequential Contexts: Searching for a Happy Medium in Educational Technology Research (Phase II)

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    Ross, Steven M.; Morrison, Jennifer R.

    2014-01-01

    In a paper published 25 years ago, Ross and Morrison ("Educ Technol Res Dev" 37(1):19-33, 1989) called for a "happy medium" in educational technology research, to be achieved by balancing high rigor of studies (internal validity) with relevance to real-world applications (external validity). In this paper, we argue that,…

  2. Challenges in comparing the acute cognitive outcomes of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF-rTMS) vs. electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in major depression: A systematic review.

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    Kedzior, Karina Karolina; Schuchinsky, Maria; Gerkensmeier, Imke; Loo, Colleen

    2017-03-02

    The present study aimed to systematically compare the cognitive outcomes of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF-rTMS) and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in head-to-head studies with major depression (MDD) patients. A systematic literature search identified six studies with 219 MDD patients that were too heterogeneous to reliably detect meaningful differences in acute cognitive outcomes after ECT vs. HF-rTMS. Cognitive effects of brain stimulation vary depending on the timeframe and methods of assessment, stimulation parameters, and maintenance treatment. Thus, acute and longer-term differences in cognitive outcomes both need to be investigated at precisely defined timeframes and with similar instruments assessing comparable functions.

  3. SITE PROGRAM DEMONSTRATION ECO LOGIC INTERNATIONAL GAS-PHASE CHEMICAL REDUCTION PROCESS, BAY CITY, MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION REPORT

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    The SITE Program funded a field demonstration to evaluate the Eco Logic Gas-Phase Chemical Reduction Process developed by ELI Eco Logic International Inc. (ELI), Ontario, Canada. The Demonstration took place at the Middleground Landfill in Bay City, Michigan using landfill wa...

  4. ¿Son viables los créditos ects otorgados a las matemáticas en los nuevos planes de estudio de LADE?

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    Álvarez Martínez, Pedro

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available EL nuevo plan de estudios para la Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ADE va encaminado a resolver los problemas de la vida real en las empresas. Las disciplinas que lo contemplan están reguladas por los créditos ECTS (European Credit Transfer System, establecidos por la Commission of the European Community, con objeto de proporcionar procedimientos comunes que garanticen un reconocimiento académico de los estudios en los distintos paises que la integran. La presencia de las Matemáticas en los Planes es debido a su carácter instrumental, sus contenidos son utilizados por la demás disciplinas y le otorga el papel de ser una asignatura de servicio y “transversal”. El presente trabajo desarrolla una metodología empírica, determinando la temporización docente/discente de los contenidos matemáticos que son utilizados por todas las disciplinas que componen la titulación de ADE. Dichos contenidos han sido contabilizados y cuantificado en términos de créditos ECTS, aplicando los criterios que caracterizan su definición. El resultado obtenido pone de manifiesto que los créditos del nuevo plan no satisfacen las exigencias que caracterizan a los créditos ECTS para el aprendizaje de las matemáticas. Dado que los contenidos matemáticos no han cambiado, por exigencias de las disciplinas de ADE, los resultados obtenidos con datos experimentales, tras la reducción de horas de docencia, muestran lo siguiente: Con el Plan del 1973 (10 horas semanales de clase de Matemáticas se necesitaban 3 convocatorias para aprobar, con el plan actual (4 horas semanales de clase se necesitan 6 convocatorias. La reducción ha supuesto para el alumno un incremento de año y medio de estancia en la universidad, y como consecuencia aumenta el coste. Estudiar matemáticas para ADE era mas barato “antes” que “ahora”. La propuesta de los nuevos planes hace inviable el aprendizaje de las matemáticas en ADE.

  5. Phase I study of MLN8237--investigational Aurora A kinase inhibitor--in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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    Kelly, Kevin R; Shea, Thomas C; Goy, André; Berdeja, Jesus G; Reeder, Craig B; McDonagh, Kevin T; Zhou, Xiaofei; Danaee, Hadi; Liu, Hua; Ecsedy, Jeffrey A; Niu, Huifeng; Benaim, Ely; Iyer, Swaminathan Padmanabhan

    2014-06-01

    Amplification or over-expression of the mitotic Aurora A kinase (AAK) has been reported in several heme-lymphatic malignancies. MLN8237 (alisertib) is a novel inhibitor of AAK that is being developed for the treatment of advanced malignancies. The objectives of this phase I study were to establish the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic profiles of escalating doses of MLN8237 in patients with relapsed or refractory heme-lymphatic malignancies. Sequential cohorts of patients received MLN8237 orally as either a powder-in-capsule (PIC) or enteric-coated tablet (ECT) formulation. Patients received MLN8237 PIC 25-90 mg for 14 or 21 consecutive days plus 14 or 7 days' rest, respectively, or MLN8237 ECT, at a starting dose of 40 mg/day once-daily (QD) for 14 days plus 14 days' rest, all in 28-day cycles. Subsequent cohorts received MLN8237 ECT 30-50 mg twice-daily (BID) for 7 days plus 14 days' rest in 21-day cycles. Fifty-eight patients were enrolled (PIC n = 28, ECT n = 30). The most frequent grade ≥3 drug-related toxicities were neutropenia (45 %), thrombocytopenia (28 %), anemia (19 %), and leukopenia (19 %). The maximum tolerated dose on the ECT 7-day schedule was 50 mg BID. The terminal half-life of MLN8237 was approximately 19 h. Six (13 %) patients achieved partial responses and 13 (28 %) stable disease. The recommended phase II dose of MLN8237 ECT is 50 mg BID for 7 days in 21-day cycles, which is currently being evaluated as a single agent in phase II/III trials in patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma.

  6. Posible embarazo ectópico intraprepucial en un perro. Reporte de un caso - (Possible ectopic pregnancy inside the foreskin of a dog. Report of a case

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    Denis Escobar-Barroso

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEste es el reporte de un posible embarazo ectópico casi a términodesarrollado dentro del prepucio de un perro. El fenómeno se presentóen la Finca “La Juanita”, municipio Cifuentes, provincia Villa Clara,Cuba. Se examinaron el perro y el feto, se realizó una investigaciónbibliográfica del tema y se ofrecen criterios al respecto.SummaryThis is the report of a case of a possible pregnancy of ectopic type,almost at the end of the normal term inside the foreskin of a dog.This case occurred in a place called ´¨La Juanita ¨´ .Cifuentes. Villa Clara. Cuba. It was examined the dog and the fetus, a bibliographical investigation was made about the topic, and we give our opinions about this phenomenon.

  7. Amorphous silicon photovoltaic manufacturing technology - Phase 2A. Annual subcontract report, May 1, 1993--April 30, 1994

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    Duran, G.; Mackamul, K.; Metcalf, D. [Utility Power Group, Chatsworth, CA (United States)

    1995-01-01

    Utility Power Group (UPG), and its lower-tier subcontractor, Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc. (APS) have conducted efforts in developing their manufacturing lines. UPG has focused on the automation of encapsulation and termination processes developed in Phase I. APS has focused on completion of the encapsulation and module design tasks, while continuing the process and quality control and automation projects. The goal is to produce 55 watt (stabilized) EP50 modules in a new facility. In the APS Trenton EUREKA manufacturing facility, APS has: (1) Developed high throughput lamination procedures; (2) Optimized existing module designs; (3) Developed new module designs for architectural applications; (4) Developed enhanced deposition parameter control; (5) Designed equipment required to manufacture new EUREKA modules developed during Phase II; (6) Improved uniformity of thin-film materials deposition; and (7) Improved the stabilized power output of the APS EP50 EUREKA module to 55 watts. In the APS Fairfield EUREKA manufacturing facility, APS has: (1) Introduced the new products developed under Phase I into the APS Fairfield EUREKA module production line; (2) Increased the extent of automation in the production line; (3) Introduced Statistical Process Control to the module production line; and (4) Transferred-progress made in the APS Trenton facility into the APS Fairfield facility.

  8. Technical and economic assessment of processes for the production of butanol and acetone. Phase two: analysis of research advances. Energy Conversion and Utilization Technologies Program

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    1984-08-01

    The initial objective of this work was to develop a methodology for analyzing the impact of technological advances as a tool to help establish priorities for R and D options in the field of biocatalysis. As an example of a biocatalyzed process, butanol/acetone fermentation (ABE process) was selected as the specific topic of study. A base case model characterizing the technology and economics associated with the ABE process was developed in the previous first phase of study. The project objectives were broadened in this second phase of work to provide parametric estimates of the economic and energy impacts of a variety of research advances in the hydrolysis, fermentation and purification sections of the process. The research advances analyzed in this study were based on a comprehensive literature review. The six process options analyzed were: continuous ABE fermentaton; vacuum ABE fermentation; Baelene solvent extraction; HRI's Lignol process; improved prehydrolysis/dual enzyme hydrolysis; and improved microorganism tolerance to butanol toxicity. Of the six options analyzed, only improved microorganism tolerance to butanol toxicity had a significant positive effect on energy efficiency and economics. This particular process option reduced the base case production cost (including 10% DCF return) by 20% and energy consumption by 16%. Figures and tables.

  9. 浅谈激光束表面相变硬化技术%On Laser Beam Surface Phase Transformation Hardening Technology

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    李义田

    2013-01-01

    激光束表面相变硬化技术是激光热处理中研究最早、最多、进展最快、应用最广的一种新工艺,适用于大多数材料和不同形状零件的不同部位,可提高零件的耐磨性和疲劳强度。本文简要介绍了激光束表面相变硬化技术的原理以及应用。%Laser beam surface phase transformation hardening technology is the first and most researched new laser heat treatment technique with rapid progress and the widest application. It is suitable for most materials and different parts of different shaped components. It can improve the abrasive resistance and fatigue strength of the components. This article mainly introduces the principle and application of laser beam surface phase transformation hardening technology.

  10. Gravidez ectópica tubária bilateral: relato de caso A bilateral fallopian tube pregnancy: a case report

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    Assis Oberdan Posser

    1998-07-01

    Full Text Available Gestação ectópica bilateral é a forma mais rara de gestação gemelar, considerando que menos de 250 casos foram relatados na literatura. Nosso caso preenche o critério diagnóstico determinado por Norris9 que requer a demonstração de vilos coriônicos em cada tuba de uterina. Relatamos o caso de uma mulher multípara de 36 anos de idade que desenvolveu um episódio de abdômen agudo hemorrágico. Uma laparotomia realizada com anestesia geral revelou hemoperitônio de 1,8 litros; ambas tubas uterinas aumentadas de volume e com laceração de suas paredes e presença de dois embriões medindo 2,7 e 3,0 cm de comprimento, livres no sangue intra-abdominal. Apresentamos uma revisão da literatura a respeito da gestação ectópica bilateral.Bilateral ectopic pregnancy is the most unusual twin gestation considering that less than 250 cases have been reported in the literature. Our case fulfills the diagnostic criterion determined by Norris9 which requires demonstration of chorionic villi in each fallopian tube. We report the case of a 36-year-old multiparous woman who had an hemorrhagic acute abdomen. A laparotomy performed under general anesthesia revealed hemoperitoneum of 1.8 liters and both swelled tubes with laceration of their walls, besides two embryos with 2,7 and 3,0 cm in length free in the intra-abdominal blood. A literature review on bilateral ectopic pregnancy is presented.

  11. "They'll Always Find a Way to Get to You": Technology Use in Adolescent Romantic Relationships and Its Role in Dating Violence and Abuse.

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    Stonard, Karlie E; Bowen, Erica; Walker, Kate; Price, Shelley A

    2015-06-11

    Electronic communication technology (ECT), such as mobile phones and online communication tools, is widely used by adolescents; however, the availability of such tools may have both positive and negative impacts within the context of romantic relationships. While an established literature has documented the nature, prevalence, and impact of traditional forms of adolescent dating violence and abuse (ADVA), limited empirical investigation has focused on the role of ECT in ADVA or what shall be termed technology-assisted adolescent dating violence and abuse (TAADVA) and how adolescents perceive the impact of TAADVA relative to ADVA. In this article, the authors explore the role ECT plays in adolescent romantic relationships and psychologically abusive and controlling ADVA behaviors and its perceived impact. An opportunity sample of 52 adolescents (22 males and 30 females) between the ages of 12 and 18 years participated in the study. One all-female and seven mixed-gendered semi-structured focus groups were conducted. Thematic analysis was used to identify three superordinate themes, including (a) perceived healthy versus unhealthy communication, (b) perceived monitoring and controlling communication, and (c) perceived impact of technology-assisted abuse compared with that in person. While ECTs had a positive impact on the development and maintenance of adolescent romantic relationships, such tools also provided a new avenue for unhealthy, harassment, monitoring, and controlling behaviors within these relationships. ECT was also perceived to provide unique impacts in terms of making TAADVA seem both less harmful and more harmful than ADVA experienced in person. Adolescents' perceptions and experiences of ECT in romantic relationships and TAADVA may also vary be gender. Implications of the findings are discussed, and recommendations are made for future research.

  12. Lifecycle Industry GreenHouse gas, Technology and Energy through the Use Phase (LIGHTEnUP) – Analysis Tool User’s Guide

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    Morrow, William R. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Environmental Energy Technologies Division; Shehabi, Arman [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Environmental Energy Technologies Division; Smith, Sarah [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Environmental Energy Technologies Division

    2016-06-22

    The LIGHTEnUP Analysis Tool (Lifecycle Industry GreenHouse gas, Technology and Energy through the Use Phase) has been developed for The United States Department of Energy’s (U.S. DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) to forecast both the manufacturing sector and product life-cycle energy consumption implications of manufactured products across the U.S. economy. The tool architecture incorporates publicly available historic and projection datasets of U.S. economy-wide energy use including manufacturing, buildings operations, electricity generation and transportation. The tool requires minimal inputs to define alternate scenarios to business-as-usual projection data. The tool is not an optimization or equilibrium model and therefore does not select technologies or deployment scenarios endogenously. Instead, inputs are developed exogenous to the tool by the user to reflect detailed engineering calculations, future targets and goals, or creative insights. The tool projects the scenario’s energy, CO2 emissions, and energy expenditure (i.e., economic spending to purchase energy) implications and provides documentation to communicate results. The tool provides a transparent and uniform system of comparing manufacturing and use-phase impacts of technologies. The tool allows the user to create multiple scenarios that can reflect a range of possible future outcomes. However, reasonable scenarios require careful attention to assumptions and details about the future. This tool is part of an emerging set of AMO’s life cycle analysis (LCA) tool such as the Material Flows the Industry (MFI) tool, and the Additive Manufacturing LCA tool.

  13. Advanced industrial gas turbine technology readiness demonstration program. Phase II. Final report: compressor rig fabrication assembly and test

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    Schweitzer, J. K.; Smith, J. D.

    1981-03-01

    The results of a component technology demonstration program to fabricate, assemble and test an advanced axial/centrifugal compressor are presented. This work was conducted to demonstrate the utilization of advanced aircraft gas turbine cooling and high pressure compressor technology to improve the performance and reliability of future industrial gas turbines. Specific objectives of the compressor component testing were to demonstrate 18:1 pressure ratio on a single spool at 90% polytropic efficiency with 80% fewer airfoils as compared to current industrial gas turbine compressors. The compressor design configuration utilizes low aspect ratio/highly-loaded axial compressor blading combined with a centrifugal backend stage to achieve the 18:1 design pressure ratio in only 7 stages and 281 axial compressor airfoils. Initial testing of the compressor test rig was conducted with a vaneless centrifugal stage diffuser to allow documentation of the axial compressor performance. Peak design speed axial compressor performance demonstrated was 91.8% polytropic efficiency at 6.5:1 pressure ratio. Subsequent documentation of the combined axial/centrifugal performance with a centrifugal stage pipe diffuser resulted in the demonstration of 91.5% polytropic efficiency and 14% stall margin at the 18:1 overall compressor design pressure ratio. The demonstrated performance not only exceeded the contract performance goals, but also represents the highest known demonstrated compressor performance in this pressure ratio and flow class. The performance demonstrated is particularly significant in that it was accomplished at airfoil loading levels approximately 15% higher than that of current production engine compressor designs. The test results provide conclusive verification of the advanced low aspect ratio axial compressor and centrifugal stage technologies utilized.

  14. PEG-salt aqueous two-phase systems: an attractive and versatile liquid-liquid extraction technology for the downstream processing of proteins and enzymes.

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    Glyk, Anna; Scheper, Thomas; Beutel, Sascha

    2015-08-01

    Nowadays, there is an increasing demand to establish new feasible, efficient downstream processing (DSP) techniques in biotechnology and related fields. Although several conventional DSP technologies have been widely employed, they are usually expensive and time-consuming and often provide only low recovery yields. Hence, the DSP is one major bottleneck for the commercialization of biological products. In this context, polyethylene glycol (PEG)-salt aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS) represent a promising, efficient liquid-liquid extraction technology for the DSP of various biomolecules, such as proteins and enzymes. Furthermore, ATPS can overcome the limitations of traditional DSP techniques and have gained importance for applications in several fields of biotechnology due to versatile advantages over conventional DSP methods, such as biocompatibility, technical simplicity, and easy scale-up potential. In the present review, various practical applications of PEG-salt ATPS are presented to highlight their feasibility to operate as an attractive and versatile liquid-liquid extraction technology for the DSP of proteins and enzymes, thus facilitating the approach of new researchers to this technique. Thereby, single- and multi-stage extraction, several process integration methods, as well as large-scale extraction and purification of proteins regarding technical aspects, scale-up, recycling of process chemicals, and economic aspects are discussed.

  15. Workshop `Measurement technology for steady state and transient multi phase flows`; Workshop `Messtechnik fuer stationaere und transiente Mehrphasenstroemungen`

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    Prasser, H.M. [ed.

    1997-12-01

    There is hardly another area of physics which has a comparable multiplicity of phenomena, like flow in multi-phase mixtures. The wishes of experimenters regarding measurement technique are correspondingly great: Apart from the conventional parameters of pressure, temperature and speed of flow, as great a collection with resolution of the instantaneous phase distribution is required. Also, the phases themselves frequently consists of several components, whose concentration should also be measured. The enormous progress which has recently been made with laser optics and tomographic processes, must be compared with a long list of unsolved problems, above all where non-contact measurement is concerned. The attempts at solutions are multifarious, the need for the exchange of experience is great and the comparson of measurement processes with one another must be strengthened. The workshop has set itself these targets. (orig.) [Deutsch] Es gibt kaum ein anderes Gebiet der Physik, das eine vergleichbare Vielfalt der Erscheinungen aufweist wie Stroemungen von Mehrphasengemischen. Entsprechend gross sind die Wuensche der Experimentatoren hinsichtlich der Messtechnik: Neben den klassischen Parametern Druck, Temperatur und Stroemungsgeschwindigkeit wird eine moeglichst hoch aufloesende Erfassung der momentanen Phasenverteilung benoetigt. Ausserdem bestehen die Phasen selbst haeufig aus mehreren Komponenten, deren Konzentration ebenfalls gemessen werden soll. Den enormen Fortschritten, ie mit laseroptischen und tomographischen Verfahren in letzter Zeit gemacht wurden, steht nach wie vor eine lange Liste bisher ungeloester Aufgaben gegenueber, vor allen Dingen, wenn beruehrungslos gemessen werden soll. Die Loesungsansaetze sind vielfaeltig, der Bedarf an Erfahrungsaustausch ist gross, der Vergleich der Messverfahren untereinander muss verstaerkt werden. Diesen Zielen hatte sich der Workshop ``Messtechnik fuer tationaere und transiente Mehrphasenstroemungen`` verschrieben.

  16. Recent progress, challenges and trends in trace determination of drug analysis using molecularly imprinted solid-phase microextraction technology.

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    Ansari, Saeedeh; Karimi, Majid

    2017-03-01

    The quantification of drugs in biological samples is a significant task for determination of the physiological efficiency in evaluated drugs in the drug discovery. To analysis of the chemical compounds at the trace and ultratrace levels, adequate analytical procedures should be applied. Therefore, sample preparation method undoubtedly is the most important stage in the trace determination process. In spite of the great growth of analytical instrumentation during the recent years, sample preparation is still nowadays considered the impasse of the all analytical procedure, especially in drugs analysis. Because of the low concentration level of drugs in blood, plasma, and the diversity of the metabolites, the chosen extraction technique should be almost perfect. Solid-phase microextraction (SPME) is a powerful, simple, fast and an equilibrium-based sample preparation method that permits integration of sampling, sample clean-up, and pre-concentration in a single solvent-free step for chemical analysis. Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) that provided by the presence of a template during their synthesis are the stable polymers with molecular recognition abilities and excellent materials which provide selectivity to sample preparation. Because of its characteristics such as easy preparation, high selectivity, and chemical stability, MIP is widely utilized in many analytical fields. Accordingly, the molecular imprinting and SPME methods combination would prepare a strong analytical instrumentation which comprises simplicity, flexibility, and the selectivity characteristics of both methods. This review focuses on the application of solid-phase microextraction method coupled with molecularly imprinted polymers, namely molecularly imprinted solid-phase microextraction (MISPME), for trace determination in drug analysis.

  17. Use of a Combined Technology of Ultrasonication, Three-Phase Partitioning, and Aqueous Enzymatic Oil Extraction for the Extraction of Oil from Spirogyra sp.

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    Adisheshu Reddy

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Algal oil from Spirogyra sp. was extracted using a combined technology of ultrasonication, three-phase partitioning, and aqueous enzymatic oil extraction. Ultrasonication was done to rupture the cell wall and papain was used for an easier release of the trapped oil. The salt concentration for three-phase partitioning, preincubation period with (or without the protease, and its operational temperature were optimized for a maximum possible yield of the oil and the effect of ultrasonication, and three-phase partitioning with (or without the protease were studied. It was found that under optimized conditions at 50% ammonium sulphate concentration using tert-butanol (in 1 : 1, v/v ratio a presonicated and papain treated algal suspension could produce 24% (w/w, dry weight oil within few hours which was ten times higher as compared to the oil obtained by Soxhlet extraction using hexane and two times higher than the oil obtained without using the protease.

  18. Application of the NOx Reaction Model for Development of Low-NOx Combustion Technology for Pulverized Coals by Using the Gas Phase Stoichiometric Ratio Index

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    Kenji Yamamoto

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available We previously proposed the gas phase stoichiometric ratio (SRgas as an index to evaluate NOx concentration in fuel-rich flames. The SRgas index was defined as the amount of fuel required for stoichiometric combustion/amount of gasified fuel, where the amount of gasified fuel was the amount of fuel which had been released to the gas phase by pyrolysis, oxidation and gasification reactions. In the present study we found that SRgas was a good index to consider the gas phase reaction mechanism in fuel-rich pulverized coal flames. When SRgas < 1.0, NOx concentration was strongly influenced by the SRgas value. NOx concentration was also calculated by using a reaction model. The model was verified for various coals, particle diameters, reaction times, and initial oxygen concentrations. The most important reactions were gas phase NOx reduction reactions by hydrocarbons. The hydrocarbon concentration was estimated based on SRgas. We also investigated the ratio as an index to develop a new low-NOx combustion technology for pulverized coals. We examined the relation between local SRgas distribution in the fuel-rich region in the low-NOx flame and NOx emissions at the furnace exit, by varying burner structures. The relationship between local SRgas value and local NOx concentration was also examined. When a low-NOx type burner was used, the value of SRgas in the flame was readily decreased. When the local SRgas value was the same, it was difficult to influence the local NOx concentration by changing the burner structure. For staged combustion, the most important item was to design the burner structure and arrangement so that SRgas could be lowered as much as possible just before mixing with staged air.

  19. 相位补偿技术在无线光通信中的应用%Phase Compensation Technology in Wireless Optical Communication

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    王志华; 龚哲兮; 郭鹏展

    2016-01-01

    Atmospheric refractive index, resulted from atmospheric turbulence, would cause atmospheric turbulence effects along with the change of time and space, mainly including intense scintillation, phase fluctuation, beam drift and beam expansion, thus increasing the BER and shortening the communication distance . By studying the phase compensation technology and enhancing the performance of communication system, a coherent phase compensation system model is established. Phase compensation parameters com-pensation order, normalized receiving aperture, outer scale of turbulence parameter and the impact of pow-er index BER system are all analyzed. Finally, the best parameters to achieve the optimal BER are found, and this of great significance in effectively overcoming the interference of atmospheric turbulence and guar-anteeing the normal operation of wireless optical communication system.%大气的湍流运动所导致的大气折射率随时间和空间变化会引起大气湍流效应,主要包括光强闪烁、相位波动、光束漂移和光束扩展等,会增大误码率和缩短通信距离。通过研究相位补偿技术提升通信系统性能,建立了相位补偿相干系统模型,分析了相位补偿参数补偿阶数、归一化接收孔径,湍流参数湍流外尺度、功率指数对系统误码率的影响,并找到达到最优误码率的最佳参数,对有效克服大气湍流效应的干扰,保证无线光通信系统正常工作具有十分重要的意义。

  20. Amorphous silicon photovoltaic maufacturing technology, Phase 2A. Annual subcontract report, 1 May 1992--30 April 1993

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    Duran, G.; Mackamul, K.; Metcalf, D. [Utility Power Group, Chatsworth, CA (United States); Koniares, A.; Skinner, D.; Volltrauer, H. [Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc., Princeton, NJ (United States)

    1994-02-01

    This report describes teamed research by Utility Power Group (UPG) and Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc., (APS) to advance photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing technologies, reduce module production costs, increase average module performance, and increase the existing production capacity. UPG and APS conducted parallel efforts to develop their manufacturing lines. Areas of focus included encapsulation and termination, product design, process and quality control, and automation. UPG improved the existing encapsulation system by developing advanced encapsulation materials and processes, resulting in a module that does not require backing glass. UPG also developed advanced termination materials and processes. APS performed development activities centered on the EUREKA manufacturing line. Developments in the APS EUREKA encapsulation system were in addition to the UPG activity on encapsulation, and they offer an alternative approach to the problems of encapsulating large-area, thin-film modules.

  1. Introduction of a new opto-electrical phase-locked loop in CMOS technology: the PMD-PLL

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    Ringbeck, Thorsten; Schwarte, Rudolf; Buxbaum, Bernd

    1999-12-01

    The huge and increasing need of information in the industrial world demands an enormous potential of bandwidth in telecommunication systems. Optical communication provides all participants with the whole spectrum of digital services like videophone, cable TV, video conferencing and online services. Especially fast and low cost opto-electrical receivers are badly needed in order to expand fiber networks to every home (FTTH--fiber to the home or FTTD--fiber to the desk, respectively). This paper proposes a new receiver structure which is designed to receiver optical data which are encoded by code division multiple access techniques (CDMA). For data recovery in such CDMA networks phase locked loops (PLL) are needed, which synchronize the local oscillator with the incoming clock. In optical code division multiple access networks these PLLs could be realized either with an electrical PLL after opto-electrical converting or directly in the optical path with a pure optical PLL.

  2. Research of beam conditioning technologies using continuous phase plate, Multi-FM smoothing by spectral dispersion and polarization smoothing

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    Zhang, Rui; Jia, Huaiting; Tian, Xiaocheng; Yuan, Haoyu; Zhu, Na; Su, Jingqin; Hu, Dongxia; Zhu, Qihua; Zheng, Wanguo

    2016-10-01

    In the research of inertial confinement fusion, laser plasma interaction (LPI) is becoming a key problem that affects ignition. Here, multi-frequency modulation (Multi-FM) smoothing by spectral dispersion (SSD), continuous phase plate (CPP) and polarization smoothing (PS) were experimentally studied and implemented on the SG-III laser facility. After using these techniques, the far field distribution of SG-Ⅲ laser facility can be adjusted, controlled and repeated accurately. The output spectrums of the cascade phase modulators used for Multi-FM SSD were stable and the FM-to-AM effect can be restrained. Experiments on SG-III laser facility indicate that when the number of color cycles adopts 1, imposing SSD with 3.3 times diffraction limit (TDL) did not lead to pinhole closure in the spatial filters of preamplifier and main amplifiers with 30-TDL pinhole size. The nonuniformity of the focal spots using Multi-FM SSD, CPP and PS drops to 0.18, comparing to 0.26 with CPP+SSD, 0.57 with CPP+PS and 0.84 with only CPP and wedged lens. Polarization smoothing using flat birefringent plate in the convergent beam of final optics assembly (FOA) was studied. The PS plates were manufactured and equipped on SG-III laser facility for LPI research. Combined beam smoothing and polarization manipulation were also studied to solve the LPI problem. Results indicate that through adjusting dispersion directions of SSD beams in a quad, two dimensional SSD can be obtained. Using polarization control plate (PCP), polarization on the near field and far field can be manipulated, providing new method to solve LPI problem in indirect drive laser fusion.

  3. 基于相控投切技术的无功补偿装置%Reactive Power Compensation Device Based on Phase-Controlled Switching Technology

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    汪玉凤; 王静; 许晓禹; 费翔

    2013-01-01

    In order to reduce inrush current and over-voltage which caused by random switch capacitors during reactive power compensation in coal mine power network,this paper designs a kind of reactive power compensation device based on promising“soft switch”technology that is phase-controlled switching technology, takes long life, low cost vacuum contactors with permanent magnetic actuator as switching ,this actuator has little action time dispersion than traditional spring actuator and electromagnetic actuator, in order to meet action time high degree of consistency, this paper compensates vacuum contactors action time dispersion, uses modular ideas to design reactive power compensation system structure diagram,together with the appropriate control strategy, completion the capacitor bank switching at a predetermined phase.finally this system makes experiment test in certain mine coal 6KV power network,experiment results show that phase-controlled switching technology of reactive power compensation effect is unmatched by traditional others methods, practice proved that this system has a certain value.%  为了减小煤矿电网在无功补偿时随机投切电容器组给电网带来的涌流及过电压,设计了一套以具有发展前景的“软开关”技术即相控技术为根基的无功补偿装置,采用寿命长、成本低的带有永磁机构的真空接触器作为投切开关,该机构较传统的弹簧机构和电磁机构动作分散性小,为满足动作时间高度一致,对真空接触器动作时间的分散性进行有效补偿,并采用模块化的思想理念建立系统整体结构,采取适当的控制策略完成预期位置投切。最后本系统进行了仿真,并在某矿6kv 电网中进行了实验测试,仿真和实验结果都表明本系统能有效的补偿系统无功,有一定的应用价值。

  4. Teaching students on the specialty “Technology of Perfume-Cosmetic Preparations” in Zaporizhzhya State Medical University the legal aspects of pharmacist-cosmetologists professional activities

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    I. M. Alekseeva

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The article refl ects the experience of teaching the legal aspects of professional activities of pharmacists-cosmetologists to the students of Pharmaceutical Faculty, specialty «Technology of perfumery and cosmetics» in Zaporozhye State Medical University.

  5. Introducción del sistema europeo de transferencia de créditos (ECTS en la Facultad de Medicina de La Laguna Introduction of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS in the medical school of the University of La Laguna

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    Eduardo Doménech Martínez

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Para la convergencia europea se deben modificar los planes de estudios de las facultades de medicina de forma que el Sistema de Transferencia de Créditos Europeo (ECTS esté incorporado a los nuevos planes del estudio antes del 2010. Objetivos: Experimentar la introducción del ECTS en el segundo cuatrimestre de quinto curso, modificando la metodología docente. Diseño del estudio: Se adaptaron los programas teóricos y prácticos y se establecieron unos objetivos docentes y un sistema de evaluación para las asignaturas de Patología Médica de la Sangre y de la Hematopoyesis, de las Enfermedades Infecciosas y del Sistema Endocrino y Nutrición, Pediatría y Patología Quirúrgica de Cara, Cuello, Mama y Glándulas Endocrinas. Se realizaron encuestas a los alumnos en el transcurso de cuatrimestre, utilizando para las respuestas una escala de tipo Likert con cinco grados. Se analizó la priorización de las competencias genéricas y específicas de los alumnos. Para el análisis de los resultados se aplicaron pruebas no paramétricas. Resultados: Los 37 créditos actuales se transformaron en 29.5 ECTS, con 736.5 horas de trabajo para los alumnos. Se redujeron los programas teóricos de 186 lecciones en total a 134 (reducción del 27.96 %. Los alumnos prepararon y presentaron 58 casos clínicos bajo la supervisión de sus tutores. Los profesores consideraron que el aprendizaje teórico había sido similar al de cursos anteriores (66.6 % y el práctico había sido mejor (73.3 %. El 73.3 % de los alumnos contestaron que el proyecto debía mejorarse, mediante la reducción de la carga de trabajo de los alumnos y mejora del sistema de evaluación. Los alumnos apreciaron de forma estadísticamente significativa que mejoró la docencia práctica y su capacidad para preparar y presentar casos clínicos. El rendimiento académico de los alumnos fue significativamente mejor que el de los alumnos del curso anterior. Los estudiantes estuvieron de acuerdo

  6. JV TASK 45-MERCURY CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES FOR ELECTRIC UTILITIES BURNING LIGNITE COAL, PHASE I BENCH-AND PILOT-SCALE TESTING

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    John H. Pavlish; Michael J. Holmes; Steven A. Benson; Charlene R. Crocker; Edwin S. Olson; Kevin C. Galbreath; Ye Zhuang; Brandon M. Pavlish

    2003-10-01

    The Energy & Environmental Research Center has completed the first phase of a 3-year, two-phase consortium project to develop and demonstrate mercury control technologies for utilities that burn lignite coal. The overall project goal is to maintain the viability of lignite-based energy production by providing utilities with low-cost options for meeting future mercury regulations. Phase I objectives are to develop a better understanding of mercury interactions with flue gas constituents, test a range of sorbent-based technologies targeted at removing elemental mercury (Hg{sup o}) from flue gases, and demonstrate the effectiveness of the most promising technologies at the pilot scale. The Phase II objectives are to demonstrate and quantify sorbent technology effectiveness, performance, and cost at a sponsor-owned and operated power plant. Phase I results are presented in this report along with a brief overview of the Phase II plans. Bench-scale testing provided information on mercury interactions with flue gas constituents and relative performances of the various sorbents. Activated carbons were prepared from relatively high-sodium lignites by carbonization at 400 C (752 F), followed by steam activation at 750 C (1382 F) and 800 C (1472 F). Luscar char was also steam-activated at these conditions. These lignite-based activated carbons, along with commercially available DARCO FGD and an oxidized calcium silicate, were tested in a thin-film, fixed-bed, bench-scale reactor using a simulated lignitic flue gas consisting of 10 {micro}g/Nm{sup 3} Hg{sup 0}, 6% O{sub 2}, 12% CO{sub 2}, 15% H{sub 2}O, 580 ppm SO{sub 2}, 120 ppm NO, 6 ppm NO{sub 2}, and 1 ppm HCl in N{sub 2}. All of the lignite-based activated (750 C, 1382 F) carbons required a 30-45-minute conditioning period in the simulated lignite flue gas before they exhibited good mercury sorption capacities. The unactivated Luscar char and oxidized calcium silicate were ineffective in capturing mercury. Lignite

  7. A wide range ultra-low power Phase-Locked Loop with automatic frequency setting in 130 nm CMOS technology for data serialisation

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    Firlej, M.; Fiutowski, T.; Idzik, M.; Moroń, J.; Świentek, K.

    2015-12-01

    The design and measurements results of a wide frequency range ultra-low power Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) for applications in readout systems of particle physics detectors are presented. The PLL was fabricated in a 130 nm CMOS technology. To allow the implementation of different data serialisation schemes multiple division factors (6, 8, 10, 16) were implemented in the PLL feedback loop. The main PLL block—VCO works in 16 frequency ranges/modes, switched either manually or automatically. A dedicated automatic frequency mode switching circuit was developed to allow simple frequency tuning. Although the PLL was designed and simulated for a frequency range of 30 MHz-3 GHz, due to the SLVS interface limits, the measurements were done only up to 1.3 GHz. The full PLL functionality was experimentally verified, confirming a very low and frequency scalable power consumption (0.7 mW at 1 GHz).

  8. Design of a surface-based factory for the production of life support and technology support products. Phase 2: Integrated water system for a space colony

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    1989-01-01

    Phase 2 of a conceptual design of an integrated water treatment system to support a space colony is presented. This includes a breathable air manufacturing system, a means of drilling for underground water, and storage of water for future use. The system is to supply quality water for biological consumption, farming, residential and industrial use and the water source is assumed to be artesian or subsurface and on Mars. Design criteria and major assumptions are itemized. A general block diagram of the expected treatment system is provided. The design capacity of the system is discussed, including a summary of potential users and the level of treatment required; and, finally, various treatment technologies are described.

  9. SRH液相循环加氢技术的开发及工业应用%Development and commercial application of SRH liquid phase recycling hydrogenation technology

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    宋永一; 方向晨; 刘继华

    2012-01-01

    SRH liquid phase recycling hydrogenation technology takes the advantages of hydrogen,dissolved in liquid phase,to meet the hydrogenation reaction requirements,in which hydrogen concentration grads in the oil can act as the driving force for the reaction.SRH technology is characterized by its catalyst bed fully submersed in the liquid phase and close to isotherm operation as well as its high reaction efficiency and high target product yield.In addition,both the unit investment and operating costs are lower because of fewer high pressure devices adopted and less heat loss.The pilot plant results showed that SRH technology had strong adaptability to feed and can be applied to process different diesel under suitable process conditions.The products were also with good quality.Besides,the commercial application results from SRH diesel phase liquid recycling hydrogenation unit with capacity of 20×104 t/a in Chang-ling Refinery showed that:qualified 3# jet fuel can be produced using kerosene as feed;clean diesel with meeting national Ⅲ diesel specifications can be produced by blends of AGO,LCO as well as blends of AGO,CGO;clean diesel meeting national Ⅳ diesel specifications can be produced by AGO.Meanwhile,the longer stable running of this unit proves that SRH diesel products liquid recycling hydrogenation technology and key devices are mature and reliable.%SRH柴油液相循环加氢技术是利用油品中的溶解氢来满足加氢反应的需要,以油品中氢浓度的梯度变化作为反应的推动力。该技术催化剂床层处于全液相中、接近等温操作,反应效率高、目的产品收率高;整套装置高压设备少,热量损失小,装置投资和操作费用均低。中型装置试验结果证明,SRH液相循环加氢技术可以在适宜的工艺条件下加工各种柴油原料,对原料适应性强、产品质量好。长岭20万吨/年SRH液相循环加氢装置工业应用结果表明:以煤油为原料可以生产合格的3#喷气

  10. 相控阵技术检测钢中缺陷%Detecting Defect of Steelw ith Phase Array Technology

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    朴启霞; 栗雪

    2015-01-01

    我公司生产的轧材(规格为Ф100mm-Ф350mm),月产量在2万t左右,钢中缺陷种类较多,特别是单点夹杂以及其它有方向性的小裂纹,手工超声波检验时,因盲区、噪音等原因极易漏检,为满足生产检验质量及数量要求,我厂于2013年引进了一套加拿大Olympus NDT公司生产的国际领先的相控阵超声检测系统.%Company's rolled products (specifications are fromФ100mm-Ф350mm), and per month output is about 20 thousands tons.Defect types of steel are more, especially small crack of single part inclusion and other direction cracks.And due to the blind spot, noise and other reasons detecting could been easily missed by manual ultrasonic inspection.in 2013 the leading ultrasonic phased array testing system of a Canadian Olympus NDT company production was introduced to meet production in-spection of quality.

  11. The Use of Biofiltration Technology and 3-dimensional Cubical Bamboo Shelter for Nursery Phase Productivity Improvement of Giant Freshwater Prawn

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    Gede Suantika

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This experiment aimed to know the effect of nitrifying bacteria and Chlorellasp. addition and different number of 3-dimensional cubical bamboo shelter in enhancing growth performance of Giant Freshwater Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii de Man during nursery phase in indoor system. During28 days of culture, treatment II (4 shelters addition~40% culture volume occupation resulted in better prawn growth and culture performance compared to control (no shelter addition (p<0,05. At the end of experiment, treatment II shown the highest biomass, SGR, mean body weight and length of the prawn with (1.96+0.05 g.cage-1, 8.24%BW.day-1, (2.18 +0,89 g and (6.50 +0.91 cm, respectively. However, the results were not significantly different compared to treatment I (2 shelters addition~20%culture volume occupation. Survival rate the two treatments (treatment I="90"%, and treatment II="92"% was significantly higher compared to control (78%. During the experiments, increase of ammonium concentration and nitrate can be controlled and maintained by addition of nitrifying bacteria and microalgae which can keep the microbial loop between ammonium reduction by bacteria and nitrate uptake by microalgae in balance. Addition of nitrifying bacteria and microalgae and also availability of 40% bamboo shelter occupation in the culture can enhance prawn culture productivity.

  12. New technology for controlling NOx from jet engine test cells. Phase 1. Final report, August 1988-February 1989

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    Lyon, R.K.

    1995-01-01

    For some time the U.S. Air Force has been concerned with NOx emissions from jet engine test cells operated by the Air Force. While there are no regulations limiting the NOx emissions of these facilities, such regulations could develop in the near future and would pose significant problems for the Air Force because no available technology is suited for application to jet engine test cells. This report describes laboratory studies of a new NOx control process based on the surprising ability of barium oxide to rapidly capture NO, a process that could be ideally suited to controlling NOx emission from jet engine test cells. Thus, experiments were done in which a simulated exhaust gas containing NO was passed through a bed of either granular barium oxide or barium oxide supported on high-strength alumina. Quantitative NO removals were achieved at space velocities ranging from 2010 to 28,000 v/v/hr temperatures from 21 deg C to 610 deg C, oxygen concentrations of 1.1 to 15.3 percent, and initial NO concentrations from 94 to 1700 ppm. When NO2 was present in the simulated exhaust, it was also removed. The barium oxide was able to capture NO and NO2 in amounts up to at least 23.5 percent of its initial weight. The practical implication is that NOx emissions of a jet engine test cell could be controlled by replacing the acoustic panels now used to decrease the cell`s emission of sound with a set of panel bed filters filled with barium oxide. These panel bed filters would also absorb sound, could fit in the space in the test cell now occupied by the acoustic panels, and would remove NO and NO2 from the exhaust before it is discharged to the environment. This NOx removal would occur spontaneously. without any actions by the personnel operating the test cell and without distracting them in any way from their normal tasks.

  13. Performance Evaluation of Advanced Retrofit Roof Technologies Using Field-Test Data Phase Three Final Report, Volume 1

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    Biswas, Kaushik [ORNL; Childs, Phillip W [ORNL; Atchley, Jerald Allen [ORNL

    2014-05-01

    This article presents various metal roof configurations that were tested at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, U.S.A. between 2009 and 2013, and describes their potential for reducing the attic-generated space conditioning loads. These roofs contained different combinations of phase change material, rigid insulation, low emittance surface and above-sheathing ventilation, with standing-seam metal panels on top. These roofs were designed to be installed on existing roofs decks, or on top of asphalt shingles for retrofit construction. All the tested roofs showed the potential for substantial energy savings compared to an asphalt shingle roof, which was used as a control for comparison. The roofs were constructed on a series of adjacent attics separated at the gables using thick foam insulation. The attics were built on top of a conditioned room. All attics were vented at the soffit and ridge. The test roofs and attics were instrumented with an array of thermocouples. Heat flux transducers were installed in the roof deck and attic floor (ceiling) to measure the heat flows through the roof and between the attic and conditioned space below. Temperature and heat flux data were collected during the heating, cooling and swing seasons over a 3 year period. Data from previous years of testing have been published. Here, data from the latest roof configurations being tested in year 3 of the project are presented. All test roofs were highly effective in reducing the heat flows through the roof and ceiling, and in reducing the diurnal attic temperature fluctuations.

  14. Technology development for thin strip metal casting, Phase 2: Final technical report. [Melt spinning or planar flow casting

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    1988-03-07

    The Phase II program has been conducted by a team of engineers from Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Armco, Inc., with the objective of providing a suitably sized experimental planar flow casting machine, and using it to perform casting trials to address the above technical uncertainties for cast thicknesses and speeds representative of industrial production, and with sufficient duration to diminish thermal transient effects. A nominally 7 ft. diameter water-cooled copper wheel planar flow casting system has been designed, fabricated and installed in a dedicated 15,000 sq. ft. foundry facility are Armco Inc., Middletown, Ohio. This system is capable of casting 3 in. wide strip and operating at surface speeds up to 25 ft/sec. Additionally, the facility also contains a 16 in. diameter water-cooled wheel with interchangeable casting substrates of different materials. This small wheel facility has been adapted to utilize the melt overflow process for casting of 3 in. wide strip. These casting facilities are supported by a 500 lb. induction melting furnace and necessary liquid steel handling equipment. Adequate techniques have been developed for transportation and filtering of liquid steel without undue temperature loss. Good control of the planar flow casting process was not achieved during this program, however given such control and the adoption of clean steel practices, the inference is that the process will be capable of producing strip which is readily cold-rollable in the as-cast condition. After cold rolling and annealing, such material should have useful mechanical properties. 8 refs., 112 figs., 10 tabs.

  15. 管焊缝相控阵超声工程临界评定%Phased Array Ultrasonic Technology Application on Engineering Critical Assessment of Piping Welds

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    李衍

    2015-01-01

    介绍相控阵超声检测( PAUT )在工程临界评定(ECA)中的应用。利用有已知疲劳裂纹的“退役”试样,通过“亮测”和“盲测”,进行PAUT工艺评定,并将PAUT数据与TOFD、MT和VT数据进行比照。结果表明PAUT测评值可信可靠,适于ECA,也符合国际法规ASME BPVC 最新版(2013)相关要求。%The application of phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) technology to Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) is described. Using some retired-for-cause samples with service-induced fatigue cracks with known height, through open and blind trials, the used phased array procedure is validated. The data obtained by PAUT is compared with the data of TOFD,MT and VT. And results show that PAUT evaluation is credible and reliable, and suitable for ECA, conforming to the related requirements of the latest edition ASME (2013).

  16. The integration of Mathematics, Science and Technology in early childhood education and the foundation phase: The role of the formation of the professional identities of beginner teachers

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on the professional identity formation of six beginner teachers (three in early childhood education and three in the foundation phase, involved in the teaching of Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST. Attention is in particular being paid to the role of professional identity in how they applied innovative teaching methods such as enquiry-based teaching. The study is based on the personal narratives of the six teachers, regarding their own learning experiences in MST, the impact of their professional training at an institution of higher education, as well as their first experiences as MST teachers in the workplace. A qualitative research design was applied and data was obtained through visual (photo collages and written stories, observation and interviews. Whilst all the teachers held negative attitudes towards Mathematics, this situation was turned around during their university training. The three teachers in early childhood education experienced their entrance to the profession as positive, due mainly to the support of colleagues in their application of innovative teaching methods. Two teachers in the foundation phase, however, experienced the opposite. The findings emphasise the complex processes in the moulding of a professional teacher identity and how teaching practices are influenced by these processes.

  17. Estratègies didàctiques a l'ensenyament universitari. Experimentació de crèdits ECTS en els estudis de pedagogia i psicopedagogia Educational Strategies in Higher Education: Piloting ECTS Credits in Pedagogy and Psycho-pedagogy Degrees Estrategias didácticas en la educación universitaria. Experimentación de créditos ECTS en los estudios de pedagogía y psicopedagogía

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    Carmen Ruiz Bueno

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    Full Text Available La convergència cap a un Espai Europeu d'Educació Superior (EEES, l'assumpció del model anomenat Sistema Europeu de Transferència de Crèdits (ETCS i el desenvolupament i democratització de les TIC genera una necessitat d'adaptació del treball didàctic i l'exigència d'experimentar metodologies adequades a aquests plantejaments i contextos. Es presenta un projecte que aposta per l'ús de les TIC com a eina nuclear en el desenvolupament de la docència d'assignatures de l'Àrea de Didàctica i Organització Escolar, i com element clau per a la millora de la qualitat del procés d'ensenyament i aprenentatge en el context de l'experimentació dels ETCS. Aquest article esposa els resultats més rellevants, des de la perspectiva dels estudiants, de l'experimentació realitzada durant el bienni 2004-2006. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ La convergence vers un Espace européen'enseignement supérieur (EEES, l'implatation du modèle appelé Système européen de transfert de crédits (ECTS et le développement ainsi que la démocratisation des TIC sonà l'origine d'un besoin d'adaptation du travail didactique et de l'exigence de l'expérimentation des méthodologies adaptées à ces considérations et à ces contextes. L'article présenteun projet qui mise sur l'usage des TIC en tant qu'outil nucléaire dans le développement de l'enseignement de matières du domaine de la Didactique et de l'Organisation Scolaire, et comme élément-clé pour l'amélioration de la qualité du processus d'enseignement-apprentissage dans le contexte de l'expérimentation du modèle ETCS. Cet article expose les résultats les plus importants, dans la perspective des étudiants, de l'expérimentation réalisée au cours de la période 2004-2006.The convergence toward a European Higher Education Area (EHEA, the implementation of the

  18. 空间点云物体理解与识别的研究进展%Advances in understanding and recognition of spatial obj ects from scanned data

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    宁小娟; 王映辉; 郝雯

    2014-01-01

    Understanding and recognition of spatial obj ects are the important research in computer vision and computer graphics which can be widely used in robot perception navigation,personal safety and environment monitoring,etc.Based on different shape complexity of spatial obj ects in point clouds,this paper mainly discusses the spatial obj ects from simple scenario (single target obj ect)to complex scenes (multi-target scenarios).Taking the segmentation,understanding and recognition as mainlines,the paper summarizes the recent work and advances in understanding and recognition of the spatial obj ects in point clouds respectively.Also,it points out the critical issues including pose,topology and semantics encountered in the understanding and recognition of spatial obj ects via the discussion and analysis of the existing advantages and disadvantages,and suggests the corresponding solving-thinking ways and research priority for the future work.%空间物体的理解与识别是计算机视觉与计算机图形领域的重要研究课题,广泛应用于机器人感知导航、人身安全和环境监控等方面。以点云为物体的数据表示形式,依据空间物体的形状复杂度不同,从简单场景(单目标物体)、复杂场景(多目标场景)两个方面来重点探讨,以分割、理解及识别为主线分别针对空间点云物体的理解与识别的研究现状和进展进行了归纳和总结,并通过分类讨论和剖析现有方法的优缺点,指出空间物体理解与识别方面所遇到的姿态、拓扑关联及语义等关键性问题,并提出相应的解决思路和下一步的研究重点。

  19. Research on the effect of culture time on the kombucha tea beverage’s antiradical capacity and sensory value

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    Full Text Available Background. Recent consumption trends shows high consumer acceptability and growing medicinal interest in the biological value of kombucha tea. This tea is a sweetened tea leaf brew fermented with a layer contain- ing mainly acetic acid bacteria, yeast and lactic acid bacteria. The main antioxidants in tea leaves are poly- phenols, the consumption of which is proven to be beneficial for human health, e.g. protecting from reactive oxygen species (ROS. The aim of the present research was to evaluate antiradical activity, total polyphenol content (TPC and sensory value of kombucha tea brews. Material and methods. In the present study, Kombucha tea beverages were analyzed for TPC content, DPPH radical scavenging method and sensory value. Results. The highest TPC content and DPPH radical scavenging capacity values were evaluated in yellow tea samples, both unfermented and kombucha, which did not differ within the storage time. The results of sensory evaluations of kombucha tea brews depend on the tea leaf variety used for preparing the drink. Conclusions. Research indicates that the fermentation process of tea brews with kombucha microbiota does not affect significantly its polyphenol content and antiradical capacity, and retains its components’ biological activity.

  20. 高精度的测距系统中的测相技术研究%Study on the phase difference measurement technology in high precision distance measurement system

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    屈八一; 周渭; 李珊珊; 王江安

    2012-01-01

    The high precision phase difference measurement technology is one of the key technologies in the system of measuring the distance between satellite to satellite or satellite to the ground with high precision quality. This paper studies the phase difference measurement technology based on a double frequency subtraction phase difference measurement technology and its applications in the above distance measurement system. Experimental results show that phase difference measurement technology has a resolution better than 10-6 and the distance deviation caused by the noise floor of the system itself is less than 77μm.%高精度的测相技术是星星间或星地间的测距系统中的关键技术之一.研究了基于双差频测相技术的高精度测相技术及其在上述高精度的测距系统中的应用.实验结果表明双差频测相技术具有10-6以上的测相分辨率及由系统本底噪声引起的测距误差小于7μm.

  1. 相位编码信号的综合旁瓣能量改善技术%The integrated sidelobe level improved technology for phase coded waveform

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    曾祥能; 张永顺; 何峰; 董臻

    2012-01-01

    The unsatisfactory integrated sidelobe energy performance limits the phase coded signal applied in the observation of extended targets.Based on the phase coded waveform with uniform sidelobe to reduce sidelobe energy,the mismatched filter technology is utilized to process echo for producing nearly uniform sidelobe.Moreover,the original transmitted signal components is extracted from the echo without any interference,the sidelobe canceller is constructed with the conjugate signal of itself but shifted by one bit.As a result of the sidelobe cancel and other preprocessing,the phase coded signal integrated sidelobe level ratio is improved remarkably,and also obtained advanced Doppler tolerance that similar to linear frequency modulated signal.The proposed method may make the phase coded waveform obtain widely radar apply such as observation space-to-ground.%相位编码信号的综合旁瓣性能不佳是制约其在分布式目标观测应用中的主要因素。根据相位编码信号的均匀旁瓣结构有利于抑制旁瓣能量的性质,采用失配滤波技术对接收回波处理,获得了基本均匀的旁瓣输出,进一步通过接收回波提取出原始发射信号分量,通过一位时移、取复共轭形成了旁瓣对消器,经过旁瓣对消处理后极大地改善了相位编码信号的积分旁瓣比指标值,并且获得了类似线性调频信号的多普勒容忍性,本方法将使得相位编码信号在雷达对地观测等方面获得很好的应用前景。

  2. High-Temperature-Turbine Technology Program: Phase II. Technology test and support studies. Design and development of the liquid-fueled high-temperature combustor for the Turbine Spool Technology Rig

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    1981-06-01

    The concept selected by Curtiss-Wright for this DOE sponsored High Temperature Turbine Technology (HTTT) Program utilizes transpiration air-cooling of the turbine subsystem airfoils. With moderate quantities of cooling air, this method of cooling has been demonstrated to be effective in a 2600 to 3000/sup 0/F gas stream. Test results show that transpiration air-cooling also protects turbine components from the aggressive environment produced by the combustion of coal-derived fuels. A new single-stage, high work transpiration air-cooled turbine has been designed and fabricated for evaluation in a rotating test vehicle designated the Turbine Spool Technology Rig (TSTR). The design and development of the annular combustor for the TSTR are described. Some pertinent design characteristics of the combustor are: fuel, Jet A; inlet temperature, 525/sup 0/F; inlet pressure, 7.5 Atm; temperature rise, 2475/sup 0/F; efficiency, 98.5%; exit temperature pattern, 0.25; and exit mass flow, 92.7 pps. The development program was conducted on a 60/sup 0/ sector of the full-round annular combustor. Most design goals were achieved, with the exception of the peak gas exit temperature and local metal temperatures at the rear of the inner liner, both of which were higher than the design values. Subsequent turbine vane cascade testing established the need to reduce both the peak gas temperature (for optimum vane cooling) and the inner liner metal temperature (for combustor durability). Further development of the 60/sup 0/ combustor sector achieved the required temperature reductions and the final configuration was incorporated in the TSTR full-annular burner.

  3. Propuesta de adaptación al sistema de créditos (ECTS de la asignatura "El mundo de la Energía" de la diplomatura de maestro

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    Ana María VÁZQUEZ

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se presenta una propuesta de adaptación de la asignatura "El Mundo de la Energía" al sistema de créditos (ECTS del espacio Europeo de enseñanza superior. El programa de la asignatura, vigente desde 1991, no se ha modificado, lo que esta propuesta modifica no es el programa de la asignatura, sino la metodología de impartición. La propuesta de adaptación al sistema de créditos ECTS que se presenta corresponde a la segunda parte de la asignatura: Energía y Sociedad, con una carga de 2,25 créditos del plan de estudios del 91. La metodología de enseñanza/aprendizaje se basa fundamentalmente en dos aspectos: el trabajo personal del alumno y la puesta en común del trabajo realizado.

  4. System technology analysis of aeroassisted orbital transfer vehicles: Moderate lift/drag (0.75-1.5). Volume 3: Cost estimates and work breakdown structure/dictionary, phase 1 and 2

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    1985-01-01

    Technology payoffs of representative ground based (Phase 1) and space based (Phase 2) mid lift/drag ratio aeroassisted orbit transfer vehicles (AOTV) were assessed and prioritized. A narrative summary of the cost estimates and work breakdown structure/dictionary for both study phases is presented. Costs were estimated using the Grumman Space Programs Algorithm for Cost Estimating (SPACE) computer program and results are given for four AOTV configurations. The work breakdown structure follows the standard of the joint government/industry Space Systems Cost Analysis Group (SSCAG). A table is provided which shows cost estimates for each work breakdown structure element.

  5. Bilateral Ectopic Pregnancy. A Case Report and a Literature Review Embarazo ectópico bilateral. Presentación de un caso y revisión de la literatura

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    Ectopic pregnancy is a condition that causes frequent direct maternal deaths. We report the case of a bilateral ectopic pregnancy in a 39 years old patient, who attended the Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima General University Hospital of Cienfuegos. She referred pain and amenorrhea in a previous period of 7 weeks. Physical and ultrasonographic examinations were performed and the patient was diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy. Laparotomy was performed and a bilateral ectopic pregnancy was found. Surgical treatment was performed. This presentation is rare, that is why we decided to have this case published.

    El embarazo ectópico es una afección ginecológica que causa frecuentemente muertes maternas directas. Se presenta el caso de un embarazo ectópico bilateral, en una paciente de 39 años de edad, que acudió al Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, de Cienfuegos, refiriendo dolor y amenorrea de 7 semanas. Se realizó examen físico y ultrasonográfico mediante los que se le diagnosticó un embarazo ectópico. Se practicó laparotomía y se encontró un embarazo ectópico bilateral. Se realizó tratamiento quirúrgico. Su presentación es rara, por lo cual se decidió la publicación de este caso.


     

  6. Fiscal Year 2009 Phased Construction Completion Report for EU Z2-36 in Zone 2, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    Bechtel Jacobs

    2009-02-10

    The purpose of this Phased Construction Completion Report (PCCR) is to present fiscal year (FY) 2009 results of Dynamic Verification Strategy (DVS) characterization activities for exposure unit (EU) Z2-36 in Zone 2 at the East Tennessee technology Park (ETTP). The ETTP is located in the northwest corner of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Reservation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and encompasses approximately 5000 acres that have been subdivided into three zones--Zone 1 ({approx} 1400 acres), Zone 2 ({approx} 800 acres), and the Boundary Area ({approx} 2800 acres). Zone 2 comprises the highly industrial portion of ETTP and consists of all formerly secured areas of the facility, including the large processing buildings and direct support facilities; experimental laboratories and chemical and materials handling facilities; materials storage and waste disposal facilities; secure document records libraries; and shipping and receiving warehouses. The Record of Decision for Soil, Buried Waste, and Subsurface Structure Actions in Zone 2, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (DOE 2005) (Zone 2 ROD) specifies the future end use for Zone 2 acreage as uncontrolled industrial for the upper 10 ft of soils. Characterization activities in these areas were conducted in compliance with the Zone 2 ROD and the DVS and data quality objectives (DQOs) presented in the Main Plant Group DQO Scoping Package (July 2006) and the Remedial Design Report/Remedial Action Work Plan for Zone 2 Soils, Slabs, and Subsurface Structures, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (DOE 2007a) (Zone 2 RDR/RAWP). The purpose of this PCCR is to address the following: (1) Document EU Z2-36 DVS characterization results; (2) Describe and document the risk evaluation and determine if the EU meets the Zone 2 ROD requirements for unrestricted industrial use to 10 ft bgs, and (3) Identify additional areas not defined in the Zone 2 ROD that require remediation based on the DVS

  7. Equilibrium phase experimental determination of petroleum + gas systems at supercritical condition using ultrasonic technology; Estudo experimental do equilibrio de fases de sistemas de fracoes de petroleo e gases em condicoes supercriticas utilizando tecnicas de ultra-som: aparato experimental

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    Mehl, Ana; Pessoa, Fernando L.P.; Silva, Silvia M.C. da [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Escola de Quimica; Feiteira, Jose F. [Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi, RJ (Brazil). Escola de Engenharia

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    In separation process of multicomponent systems based on phase equilibrium is essential know the phase behavior and the critical points of the system for determination and optimization of the operational conditions. The experimental apparatus presents the challenge of determine the equilibrium phase dates of a system composed by petroleum residua and supercritical solvent. The used method, named acoustic method, allows the composition identification of the phases in equilibrium also in cloudy systems as they are the systems formed by residues of crude oil. For this reason, the acoustic methodology, based on the ultra-sound technology will be used in the study of the phase equilibrium and experimental characterization of the system, in benches scale, operating in severe conditions of temperature and pressure.The acoustic method is one not invasive and not subjective technique, what becomes the work in high pressures safer. (author)

  8. TASK TECHNICAL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN FOR OUT-OF-TANK DESTRUCTION OF TETRAPHENYLBORATE VIA WET AIR OXIDATION TECHNOLOGY: PHASE I - BENCH SCALE TESTS

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    Tank 48H return to service is critical to the processing of high level waste (HLW) at Savannah River Site (SRS). Liquid Waste Disposition (LWD) management has the goal of returning Tank 48H to routine service by January 2010 or as soon as practical. Tank 48H currently holds legacy material containing organic tetraphenylborate (TPB) compounds from the operation of the In-Tank Precipitation process. This material is not compatible with the waste treatment facilities at SRS and must be removed or undergo treatment to destroy the organic compounds before the tank can be returned to Tank Farm service. Tank 48H currently contains {approx}240,000 gallons of alkaline slurry with about 2 wt % potassium and cesium tetraphenylborate (KTPB and CsTPB). The main radioactive component in Tank 48H is {sup 137}Cs. The waste also contains {approx}0.15 wt % Monosodium Titanate (MST) which has adsorbed {sup 90}Sr, U, and Pu isotopes. A System Engineering Evaluation of technologies/ideas for the treatment of TPB identified Wet Air Oxidation (WAO) as a leading alternative technology to the baseline aggregation approach. Over 75 technologies/ideas were evaluated overall. Forty-one technologies/ideas passed the initial screening evaluation. The 41 technologies/ideas were then combined to 16 complete solutions for the disposition of TPB and evaluated in detail. Wet Air Oxidation (WAO) is an aqueous phase process in which soluble or suspended waste components are oxidized using molecular oxygen contained in air. The process operates at elevated temperatures and pressures ranging from 150 to 320 C and 7 to 210 atmospheres, respectively. The products of the reaction are CO{sub 2}, H{sub 2}O, and low molecular weight oxygenated organics (e.g. acetate, oxalate). The basic flow scheme for a typical WAO system is as follows. The waste solution or slurry is pumped through a high-pressure feed pump. An air stream containing sufficient oxygen to meet the oxygen requirements of the waste stream is

  9. Phased Construction Completion Report for Building K-1401 of the Remaining Facilities Demolition Project at the East Tennessee Technology Park Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    2008-03-01

    This Phased Construction Completion Report documents the demolition of Bldg. K-1401, Maintenance Building, addressed in the Action Memorandum for the Remaining Facilities Demolition Project at East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (DOE 2003a) as a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 non-time-critical removal action. The objectives of the removal action (DOE 2003a) - to eliminate the source of potential contamination, to eliminate the threat of potential future releases, and/or to eliminate the threats to the general public and the environment - were met. The end state of this action is for the slab to remain with all penetrations sealed and grouted or backfilled. The basement and pits remain open. There is residual radiological and polychlorinated biphenyl contamination on the slab and basement. A fixative was applied to the area on the pad contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls. Interim land-use controls will be maintained until final remediation decisions are made under the Zone 2 Record of Decision (DOE 2005a).

  10. Phased Construction Completion Report for Bldg. K-1401 of the Remaining Facilities Demolition Project at the East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    Bechtel Jacobs

    2008-10-01

    This Phased Construction Completion Report documents the demolition of Bldg. K-1401, Maintenance Building, addressed in the Action Memorandum for the Remaining Facilities Demolition Project at East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (DOE 2003a) as a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 non-time-critical removal action. The objectives of the removal action (DOE 2003a) - to eliminate the source of potential contamination, to eliminate the threat of potential future releases, and/or to eliminate the threats to the general public and the environment - were met. The end state of this action is for the slab to remain with all penetrations sealed and grouted or backfilled. The basement and pits remain open. There is residual radiological and polychlorinated biphenyl contamination on the slab and basement. A fixative was applied to the area on the pad contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls. Interim land-use controls will be maintained until final remediation decisions are made under the Zone 2 Record of Decision (DOE 2005a).

  11. Bond and electron beam welding quality control of the aluminum stabilized and reinforced CMS conductor by means of ultrasonic phased-array technology

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    The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is one of the general-purpose detectors to be provided for the LHC project at CERN. The design field of the CMS superconducting magnet is 4 T, the magnetic length is 12.5 m and the free bore is 6 m. The coils for CNIS are wound of aluminum-stabilized Rutherford type superconductors reinforced with high-strength aluminum alloy. For optimum performance of the conductor a void-free metallic bonding between the high-purity aluminum and the Rutherford type cable as well as between the electron beam welded reinforcement and the high-purity aluminum must be guaranteed. It is the main task of this development work to assess continuously the bond quality over the whole width and the total length of the conductors during manufacture. To achieve this goal we use the ultrasonic phased-array technology. The application of multi- element transducers allows an electronic scanning perpendicular to the direction of production. Such a testing is sufficiently fast in order to allow a continuous a...

  12. A Microfabricated Segmented-Involute-Foil Regenerator for Enhancing Reliability and Performance of Stirling Engines. Phase III Final Report for the Radioisotope Power Conversion Technology NRA

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    Ibrahim, Mounir B.; Gedeon, David; Wood, Gary; McLean, Jeffrey

    2009-01-01

    Under Phase III of NASA Research Announcement contract NAS3-03124, a prototype nickel segmented-involute-foil regenerator was microfabricated and tested in a Sunpower Frequency-Test-Bed (FTB) Stirling convertor. The team for this effort consisted of Cleveland State University, Gedeon Associates, Sunpower Inc. and International Mezzo Technologies. Testing in the FTB convertor produced about the same efficiency as testing with the original random-fiber regenerator. But the high thermal conductivity of the prototype nickel regenerator was responsible for a significant performance degradation. An efficiency improvement (by a 1.04 factor, according to computer predictions) could have been achieved if the regenerator was made from a low-conductivity material. Also, the FTB convertor was not reoptimized to take full advantage of the microfabricated regenerator s low flow resistance; thus, the efficiency would likely have been even higher had the FTB been completely reoptimized. This report discusses the regenerator microfabrication process, testing of the regenerator in the Stirling FTB convertor, and the supporting analysis. Results of the pre-test computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of the effects of the regenerator-test-configuration diffusers (located at each end of the regenerator) are included. The report also includes recommendations for further development of involute-foil regenerators from a higher-temperature material than nickel.

  13. Technology Support for High-Throughput Processing of Thin-Film CdTe PV Modules Annual Technical Report, Phase II

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    Rose, D.H.; Powell, R.C.; Karpov, V.; Grecu, D.; Jayamaha, U.; Dorer, G.L. (First Solar, L.L.C.)

    2001-02-05

    Results and conclusions from Phase II of a three-year subcontract are presented. The subcontract, entitled Technology Support for High-Throughput Processing of Thin-Film CdTe PV Modules, is First Solar's portion of the Thin-Film Photovoltaic Partnership Program. The research effort of this subcontract is divided into four areas of effort: (1) process and equipment development, (2) efficiency improvement, (3) characterization and analysis, and (4) environmental, health, and safety. As part of the process and equipment development effort, a new semiconductor deposition system with a throughput of 3 m2/min was completed, and a production line in a new 75,000 ft2 facility was started and is near completion. As part of the efficiency-improvement task, research was done on cells and modules with thin CdS and buffer layers as way to increase photocurrent with no loss in the other photovoltaic characteristics. A number of activities were part of the characterization and analysis task, including developing a new admittance spectroscopy system, with a range of 0.001 Hz to 100 kHz, to characterize cells. As part of the environmental, health, and safety task, the methanol-based CdCl2 process was replaced with aqueous-CdCl2. This change enabled the retention of a De Minimus level of emissions for the manufacturing plant, so no permitting is required.

  14. Research on liquid-phase micro-extraction technology in pharmaceutical analysis%药物分析中的液相微萃取技术研究

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    2016-01-01

    液相微萃取技术(LPME)是将采样、富集和纯化融为一体,它有效降低了传统液-液萃取时有机溶液的应用量。有模式多样灵活、富集效率高、环境友好、操作简单的优点。为了在药物分析中充分发挥该技术的作用,通过对相关内容进行分析与论述,为有关单位及工作人员在实际工作中提供帮助。%Liquid-phase micro-extraction (LPME) integrates sampling, enrichment and purification, which effectively reduces the application amount of organic solution extracted from traditional liquid. It has advantages of flexible model, high enrichment efficiency, friendly environment and simple operation. To fully play its role this technology in pharmaceutical analysis, this paper made analysis and discussion on relevant content, hoping to provide help for relevant units and staff in practical work.

  15. The mineral phase evolution behaviour in the production of glass-ceramics from municipal solid waste incineration fly ash by melting technology.

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    Luan, Jingde; Chai, Meiyun; Li, Rundong; Yao, Pengfei; Khan, Agha Saood

    2016-01-01

    High energy consumption was the major obstacle to the widespread application of melting technology in the treatment of municipal solid waste incineration fly ash. Aiming to lower the ash-melting temperature (AMT) for energy-saving, differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffraction and the scanning electron microscope were used to investigate the relations between AMT and the mineral evolution. The results indicated that the change of AMT was determined by the types and the contents of mineral crystals. The transition from refractory minerals to fluxing minerals was the key. The transition of the main crystalline phase from pseudowollastonite (Ca3(Si3O9)) to wollastonite (CaSiO3) played a significant role in AMT reduction. A quantum chemistry calculation was carried out to investigate the effect of crystal reaction activity on AMT. In the chemical reaction, the highest occupied molecular orbital and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital played a more important role than any other orbits. Cations (Ca(2+), Mg(2+), Na(+), K(+)) were apt to enter into the crystal lattice of wollastonite and gehlenite mainly through Si (3), O (1), Si (6), O (10) and Al (2), O (10), and broke the covalent bonds of Si (3)-O (7), Al (1)-O (9) and Al (1)-O (15), respectively. This deconstruction behaviour provided convenient conditions for restructuring and promoted the formation of fluxing minerals. In melts, the excess SiO2 monomers which existed in the form of cristobalite and quartz caused AMT increase.

  16. Fiscal Year 2008 Phased Construction Completion Report for EU Z2-33 in Zone 2, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    The Record of Decision for Soil, Buried Waste, and Subsurface Structure Actions in Zone 2, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (DOE/OR/01-2161&D2) (Zone 2 ROD) acknowledged that most of the 800 acres in Zone 2 were contaminated, but that sufficient data to confirm the levels of contamination were lacking. The Zone 2 ROD further specified that a sampling strategy for filling the data gaps would be developed. The Remedial Design Report/Remedial Action Work Plan for Zone 2 Soils, Slabs, and Subsurface Structures, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (DOE/OR/01-2224&D3) (Zone 2 RDR/RAWP) defined the sampling strategy as the Dynamic Verification Strategy (DVS), generally following the approach used for characterization of the Zone 1 exposure units (EUs). The Zone 2 ROD divided the Zone 2 area into seven geographic areas and 44 EUs. To facilitate the data quality objectives (DQOs) of the DVS process, the Zone 2 RDR/RAWP regrouped the 44 EUs into 12 DQO scoping EU groups. These groups facilitated the DQO process by placing similar facilities and their support facilities together and allowing identification of data gaps. The EU groups were no longer pertinent after DQO planning was completed and characterization was conducted as areas became accessible. As the opportunity to complete characterization became available, the planned DVS program and remedial actions (RAs) were completed for EU Z2-33. Remedial action was also performed at two additional areas in adjacent EU Z2-42 because of their close proximity and similar nature to a small surface soil RA in EU Z2-33. Remedial actions for building slabs performed in EU Z2-33 during fiscal year (FY) 2007 were reported in the Fiscal Year 2007 Phased Construction Completion Report for the Zone 2 Soils, Slabs, and Subsurface Structures at East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (DOE/OR/01-2723&D1). Recommended RAs for EU Z2-42 were described in the Fiscal Year 2006 Phased Construction

  17. Photovoltaic manufacturing technology, Phase 1

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    Izu, M. (Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Troy, MI (United States))

    1992-03-01

    This report examines manufacturing multiple-band-gap, multiple- junction solar cells and photovoltaic modules. Amorphous silicon alloy material is deposited (using microwave plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition) on a stainless-steel substrate using a roll-to-roll process that is continuous and automated. Rapid thermal equilibration of the metal substrate allows rapid throughput of large-area devices in smaller production machines. Potential improvements in the design, deposition, and module fabrication process are described. Problems are also discussed that could impede using these potential improvements. Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) proposes cost and time estimates for investigating and solving these problems. Manufacturing modules for less than $1.00 per peak watt and stable module efficiencies of greater than 10% are near-term goals proposed by ECD. 18 refs.

  18. Polarization Imager Technology. Phase I

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    of Figure 5 shows an inten- sity image of a HMMWV entirely draped with U.S. Woodland Net Camouflage and about 30% occluded by bush vegetation on the...onto the CCD photosensing chip such that the three 00, 450, 900 states are sensed simultaneously. Figure 8 10 COMPETITION SENSITIVE AND PROPRIETARY...respectively at adjacent single columns of pixels, is deposited onto the CCD chip . The sensing rate of complete polarization images using this design is

  19. Seminoma em testículo ectópico invadindo o canal vertebral: Síndrome de lesão dos plexos lombar e sacro

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    Full Text Available É relatado um caso de seminoma em testículo ectópico de evolução longa e atípica. Revelada incidentalmente no decurso de uma operação de hérnia inguinal, a neoplasia permaneceu muda por mais 9 anos. O início da sintomatologia neurológica, monoplegia crural do lado da ectopia, coincidiu com uma operação de varizes mal indicada, porquanto estas eram o resultado da suplência periférica à oclusão da veia ilíaca comprimida pelo tumor. A neoplasia que evoluiu por contiguidade pelos troncos e gânglios linfáticos do testículo, após comprimir os plexos lombar e sacro invadiu o canal raquidiano produzindo uma síndrome da cauda equina. Estes fatos - longo tempo de evolução da moléstia ocorrido sem qualquer sinal mórbido, a sintomatologia evoluindo por etapas, o crescimento por contiguidade e a não existencia de metástases, a forma laminar do tumor, colando-se ao plano profundo da fossa ilíaca e por isso não sendo palpável, a coincidência da modificação do quadro neurológico com a realização do ato cirúrgico, dificultando o diagnóstico - tornam o caso raro, interessante e instrutivo.

  20. Mouse repeated electroconvulsive seizure (ECS) does not reverse social stress effects but does induce behavioral and hippocampal changes relevant to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) side-effects in the treatment of depression

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    Sigrist, Hannes; Seifritz, Erich; Fikse, Lianne; Bosker, Fokko J.; Schoevers, Robert A.; Klein, Hans C.

    2017-01-01

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for depression, but can have negative side effects including amnesia. The mechanisms of action underlying both the antidepressant and side effects of ECT are not well understood. An equivalent manipulation that is conducted in experimental animals is electroconvulsive seizure (ECS). Rodent studies have provided valuable insights into potential mechanisms underlying the antidepressant and side effects of ECT. However, relatively few studies have investigated the effects of ECS in animal models with a depression-relevant manipulation such as chronic stress. In the present study, mice were first exposed to chronic social stress (CSS) or a control procedure for 15 days followed by ECS or a sham procedure for 10 days. Behavioral effects were investigated using an auditory fear conditioning (learning) and expression (memory) test and a treadmill-running fatigue test. Thereafter, immunohistochemistry was conducted on brain material using the microglial marker Iba-1 and the cholinergic fibre marker ChAT. CSS did not increase fear learning and memory in the present experimental design; in both the control and CSS mice ECS reduced fear learning and fear memory expression. CSS induced the expected fatigue-like effect in the treadmill-running test; ECS induced increased fatigue in CSS and control mice. In CSS and control mice ECS induced inflammation in hippocampus in terms of increased expression of Iba-1 in radiatum of CA1 and CA3. CSS and ECS both reduced acetylcholine function in hippocampus as indicated by decreased expression of ChAT in several hippocampal sub-regions. Therefore, CSS increased fatigue and reduced hippocampal ChAT activity and, rather than reversing these effects, a repeated ECS regimen resulted in impaired fear learning-memory, increased fatigue, increased hippocampal Iba-1 expression, and decreased hippocampal ChAT expression. As such, the current model does not provide insights into the

  1. 基于效率与方向的军事技术发展的阶段划分%Division of Military Technology, Development Phases Based on Efficiency and Direction

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    李婷婷; 盖立阁; 朱亚宗

    2012-01-01

    技术决策在军事技术发展的过程中具有特殊的地位,这使一般技术发展阶段的划分理论应用于军事技术上有不合适之处。立足于军事技术的特殊性,本文指出军事技术发展具有效率与方向两个不同的维度,在此基础上把军事技术的发展分为军事技术原型形成、军事技术决策和军事装备生产三个阶段,并指出了新分法的意义及其应用范围。%Decision-maiking has a peculiar significance in the development of military technology, which makes the phases division theories of common technology development cannot be adopted to military technology. Based on the particularities of military technology, this paper points out that the development of military technology has two different dimensions, efficiency and direction. Based on that, the development of mili- tary technology are divided into three phases, i. e. , forming, deeision-maiking, and producing. Finally, the sense of the new division theory and its limitation are presented.

  2. 微胶囊相变材料制备技术的研究进展%Progress in Study on the Preparation Technology of Microencapsulated Phase Change Material

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    王刚; 秦立翠; 姜艳

    2012-01-01

    Microencapsulated phase change materials (MEPCM) is a kind of composite material with core-shell structure constructed by coating a polymer layer with stable performance on the surface of solid-liquid phase change material by microencapsulation technology. The classification of phase change materials, working principle of microencapsulated phase change material is presented, and several preparation methods for microcapsule are introduced emphatically, including the interfacial polymerization, in-situ polymerization, complex coacervation method, solvent evaporation method and condensed phase separation method. The development trend of microencapsulation technology is proposed.%微胶囊相变材料( Microencapsulated Phase Change Material,MEPCM)是应用微胶囊技术在固液相变材料表面包覆一层性能稳定的高分子膜,而构成的具有核壳结构的复合材料.系统地讲述了相变材料的分类,微胶囊相变材料的工作原理,并重点介绍了几种微胶囊的制备方法,包括界面聚合法、原位聚合法、复凝聚法、溶剂挥发法、凝聚相分离法等,并提出了微胶囊技术今后的发展方向.

  3. Application of Phase Lock Loop in Superconducting RF Technology%锁相环在超导射频技术中的应用

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    常玮; 何源; 李春龙; 高郑; 朱正龙; 薛纵横; 宋玉; 张锐

    2014-01-01

    利用压控振荡器锁相环路(VCO-PLL)锁定超导射频谐振腔体的本征频率,使腔体稳定谐振。在原理验证阶段,利用NI-Labview对实验原理做了仿真。得到的仿真结果显示,环路增益选取的不同会直接影响整个系统的锁定状态。在实验测试阶段,根据原理和仿真结果搭建了相应的实验平台,从而得到环路锁定的测试结果。最后在低温超导态测试阶段,用经过验证的实验平台对IMP-HWR010超导腔体进行了频率锁定测试,并得到了腔体频率随氦压变化的实际测量结果,df/dp约为0.73 Hz/Pa。%The main issue of this paper is to introduce the application of phase lock loop (PLL) in supercon-ducting RF technology. The voltage-controlled oscillator phase lock loop (VCO-PLL) can be used for locking the eigen frequency of the superconducting cavity. It can keep superconducting cavity resonant stably. In this paper, the principle of the cavity locking by the VCO-PLL is verified by a simulation, which is done by using NI-Labview software. The simulation result shows that the different gain of the PLL system can impact the locking situation of the whole system. In the test stage, the locking test plant is set up and passed validation. Finally, at the low temperature test stage, the frequency of the IMP-HWR010 superconducting cavity is locked by the test plant. The frequency change with helium pressure of the cavity is about 0.73 Hz/Pa.

  4. The Study of the Liquid Phase Micro-extraction Technology in the Pre-treatment of Geological Samples%液相微萃取技术在地质样品前处理中的研究

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    卢文文; 黄国林; 金超

    2012-01-01

    文章论述了地质样品的前处理技术,重点评述了近年在分析化学领域发展较快的液相微萃取技术。该技术富集倍数高、有机溶剂用量非常少,是一种环境友好的样品前处理新技术。%The paper discussed the pre-treatment technology used in geological samples, and focus were reviewed the faster development of liquid phase micro-extraction technology in the field of analytical chemistry in recent years. There is the high enrichment factor in this technology and the organic solvent is very small, it is a new pre-treatment technology that is friendly to the environment.

  5. The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activity.

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    Pratt, Michael; Sarmiento, Olga L; Montes, Felipe; Ogilvie, David; Marcus, Bess H; Perez, Lilian G; Brownson, Ross C

    2012-07-21

    Physical inactivity accounts for more than 3 million deaths per year, most from non-communicable diseases in low-income and middle-income countries. We used reviews of physical activity interventions and a simulation model to examine how megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation directly and indirectly affect levels of physical activity across countries of low, middle, and high income. The model suggested that the direct and potentiating eff ects of information and communication technology, especially mobile phones, are nearly equal in magnitude to the mean eff ects of planned physical activity interventions. The greatest potential to increase population physical activity might thus be in creation of synergistic policies in sectors outside health including communication and transportation. However, there remains a glaring mismatch between where studies on physical activity interventions are undertaken and where the potential lies in low-income and middle-income countries for population-level effects that will truly affect global health.

  6. Fiscal Year 2007 Phased Construction Completion Report for the Zone 2 Soils, Slabs, and Subsurface Structures at East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    2008-03-01

    The purpose of this Phased Construction Completion Report (PCCR) is to present the fiscal year (FY) 2007 results of characterization activities and recommended remedial actions (RAs) for 11 exposure units (EUs) in Zone 2 (Z2-01, Z2-03, Z2-08, Z2-23, Z2-24, Z2-28, Z2-34, Z2-37, Z2-41, Z2-43, and Z2-44) at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), which is located in the northwest corner of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Reservation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Fig. 1). ETTP encompasses a total land area of approximately 5000 acres that has been subdivided into three zones--Zone 1 ({approx}1400 acres), Zone 2 ({approx}800 acres), and the Boundary Area ({approx}2800 acres). Zone 2, which encompasses the highly industrialized portion of ETTP shown in Fig. 1, consists of all formerly secured areas of the facility, including the large processing buildings and direct support facilities; experimental laboratories and chemical and materials handling facilities; materials storage and waste disposal facilities; secure document records libraries; and shipping and receiving warehouses. The Zone 2 Record of Decision for Soil, Buried Waste, and Subsurface Structure Actions in Zone 2, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (DOE 2005) (Zone 2 ROD) specifies the future end use for Zone 2 acreage as uncontrolled industrial for the upper 10 ft of soils. Characterization activities in these areas were conducted in compliance with the Zone 2 ROD and the Dynamic Verification Strategy (DVS) and data quality objectives (DQOs) presented in the Remedial Design Report/Remedial Action Work Plan for Zone 2 Soils, Slabs, and Subsurface Structures, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (DOE 2007) (Zone 2 RDR/RAWP). The purpose of this PCCR is to address the following: (1) Document DVS characterization results for the accessible EUs in FY 2007; (2) Describe and document the risk evaluation for each EU, and determine if the EU met the Zone 2 ROD requirements

  7. FEATURES OF THE LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCTION OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS IN TURBULENCE CHANGING GLOBAL ECONOMY

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    Oleg M. Tolmachev

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The subject / topic: The level of development of any country is currently determined by the proportion of high technologies in the GDP. Logistics – the basis for efficient management of modern knowledge-intensive production. Given the adverse conditions in the global economy, greatly enhanced the relevance of the study of logistical aspects in the management of high-tech products.Subject of research: The logistics management of production of high technology products in turbulence changing global economy. In this paper we apply scientific methods: the dialectic, comparisons and analogies, analysis and synthesis, deduction and induction, abstract , logical, historical and retrospective. The purpose of this article is to identify the characteristics and problems of logistics management of production of high technology products in the countries of the Customs Union and the Eastern Partnership. Also consider the role of clusters in the formation of innovation infrastructure in the countries of the Customs Union.Results: As part of the presentation was the author of the present article the urgency of application of CALS-technologies as a tool for organization and information support for the creation, production and operation of the product at the enterprises of the national economy.Conclusions / significance: Management of enterprises in the real sector of the economy in modern conditions should be based on synergies methodological principles of market and state regulation, with increased use of methods focused on the long term. By such methods, in particular, should include the methods of logistic management of production of high technology products. The importance of these technologies has increased steadily, and in modern conditions gets a new quality content that refl ects the phased development plan targeted action to ensure that the desired state of the enterprise as a socio-economic system. This in turn points to the need to ensure that new

  8. 时域反相对称与扩频技术的混合技术研究%Hybrid Technology of Time Domain Phase Inversion Symmetric Modulation and Spread Spectrum System

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    薛青娜; 校江超

    2011-01-01

    In order to achieve the phase-inversion symmetric and spread spectrum communication, according to the relativity of noise in time domain and the anti-noise theory of time domain phase-inversions hybrid structure of time domain phase-inversion symmetric and spread spectrum is proposed. The simulation and experimental results show that time domain phase-inversion symmetric and spread spectrum system can get higher output SNR and under the same transmission conditions, the phase-inversion symmetric spread spectrum technology is superior to the general spread spectrum technology. This method can find a wide use in mobile communications.%为了实现反相对称扩频通讯技术,根据噪声在时域上的相关性以及反相对称法的抗噪原理,将反相对称法与扩频通信相结合实现了一种新的扩频通信方法.仿真结果表明:时域反相对称扩频技术系统能获得较高的输出信噪比,且在相同的传输条件下,反相对称扩频技术的性能优于一般的扩频技术,该通信方法可以在移动通讯中推广应用.

  9. Hypoxic regulation of the expression of genes encoded estrogen related proteins in U87 glioma cells: eff ect of IRE1 inhibition.

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    Do, Minchenko; Oo, Riabovol; Oo, Ratushna; Oh, Minchenko

    2017-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of inhibition of endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling, mediated by IRE1 (inositol requiring enzyme 1), which is a central mediator of the unfolded protein response on the expression of genes encoded estrogen related proteins (NRIP1/RIP140, TRIM16/EBBP, ESRRA/NR3B1, FAM162A/E2IG5, PGRMC2/PMBP, and SLC39A6/LIV-1) and their hypoxic regulation in U87 glioma cells for evaluation of their possible significance in the control of glioma cells proliferation. The expression of NRIP1, EBBP, ESRRA, E2IG5, PGRMC2, and SLC39A6 genes in U87 glioma cells, transfected by empty vector pcDNA3.1 (control) and cells without IRE1 signaling enzyme function (transfected by dnIRE1) upon hypoxia, was studied by a quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Inhibition of both enzymatic activities (kinase and endoribonuclease) of IRE1 signaling enzyme function up-regulates the expression of EBBP, E2IG5, PGRMC2, and SLC39A6 genes is in U87 glioma cells in comparison with the control glioma cells, with more significant changes for E2IG5 and PGRMC2 genes. At the same time, the expression of NRIP1 and ESRRA genes is strongly down-regulated in glioma cells upon inhibition of IRE1. We also showed that hypoxia increases the expression of E2IG5, PGRMC2, and EBBP genes and decreases NRIP1 and ESRRA genes expression in control glioma cells. Furthermore, the inhibition of IRE1 in U87 glioma cells decreases the eff ect of hypoxia on the expression of E2IG5 and PGRMC2 genes, eliminates hypoxic regulation of NRIP1 gene, and enhances the sensitivity of ESRRA gene to hypoxic condition. Furthermore, the expression of SLC39A6 gene is resistant to hypoxia in both the glioma cells with and without IRE1 signaling enzyme function. Results of this investigation demonstrate that inhibition of IRE1 signaling enzyme function affects the expression of NRIP1, EBBP, ESRRA, E2IG5, PGRMC2, and SLC39A6 genes in U87 glioma cells in gene specific manner and these changes

  10. Gravidez ectópica após uso de contracepção de emergência: relato de caso Ectopic pregnancy after use of hormonal emergency contraception: a case report

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    Renato Monteiro Zucchi

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Gravidez ectópica é a implantação e o desenvolvimento do ovo fora da cavidade uterina; impõe diagnóstico precoce e assistência de urgência. Gravidez ectópica com corpo lúteo contralateral presume ocorrência de transmigração do zigoto para a tuba uterina do lado oposto, o que pode ser responsável pela sua ocorrência. Em 1994, o levonorgestrel teve sua eficácia comprovada como superior à dos outros métodos para contracepção de emergência. É relatado caso de paciente de 27 anos que apresentou gravidez ectópica, de localização tubária, com corpo lúteo contralateral, após uso de contracepção de emergência por falha do método anticoncepcional de escolha (preservativo masculino. Foi realizado tratamento cirúrgico conservador por videolaparoscopia, com boa evolução após a cirurgia.Ectopic pregnancy is the implantation and development of the ovum outside the uterine cavity; it needs a quick diagnosis and an urgent treatment. The presence of the corpus luteum in the ovary that is contralateral to the ectopic pregnancy is presumptive evidence for ovum transmigration, which may be the cause of ectopic pregnancy. In 1994, a multinational clinical trial proved the superiority of levonorgestrel over the existing emergency contraceptive products. In the present study, we describe the case of a 27-year-old woman with ectopic pregnancy and a contralateral corpus luteum after use of hormonal emergency contraception (levonorgestrel, because of failure of the used contraception method (condom. The patient was treated with laparoscopic surgery that was successful.

  11. Características clínico-patológicas de las pacientes con diagnóstico de embarazo ectópico en el Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins entre 1998 y 2002

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    Jesús Mario Luglio Villanueva

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar las características clínicas y patológicas de las pacientes con diagnóstico de embarazo ectópico en el Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins (HNERM entre 1998 y 2002. Material y Métodos: En un estudio descriptivo y retrospectivo se incluyó 203 casos de embarazo ectópico entre enero de 1998 y diciembre del 2002 en el HNERM. Resultados: Se encontró una frecuencia de 0,55%. El mayor porcentaje de pacientes presentó una edad entre 25-39años (89,17%, menarquia entre 9-13años (66,50%, edad gestacional entre 6-8sem (48,77%. La cirugía abdomino-pélvica fue el antecedente más frecuente en 102 (50,24% pacientes y el método anticonceptivo más usado fue el DIU en 45 (22,16% pacientes. El método de ayuda diagnóstica más usado fue la ecografía en 201 (99,01% pacientes seguido por ²HCG en 104 (51,23% pacientes. Se registraron 197 (97,04% embarazos tubáricos: 47,72% ampulares, 29,44% ítsmicos, 7,11% intersticiales, 4,06% fímbricos y en 11,67% casos no se preciso su localización. Se registraron 6 (2,96% embarazos extratubáricos: 3 (1,48% casos a nivel ovárico, 2 (0,99% casos a nivel cervical y 1 (0,49% caso abdominal. Conclusión: La frecuencia del embarazo ectópico fue 0,55%.

  12. Energy prices, technological knowledge and green energy innovation. A dynamic panel analysis of patent counts

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    Kruse, Juergen; Wetzel, Heike [Koeln Univ. (Germany). Dept. of Economics; Koeln Univ. (Germany). Energiewirtschaftliches Inst.

    2014-07-15

    We examine the effect of energy prices and technological knowledge on innovation in green energy technologies. In doing so, we consider both demand-pull effects, which induce innovative activity by increasing the expected value of innovations, and technology-push effects, which drive innovative activity by extending the technological capability of an economy. Our analysis is conducted using patent data from the European Patent Office on a panel of 26 OECD countries over the period 1978-2009. Utilizing a dynamic count data model for panel data, we analyze 11 distinct green energy technologies. Our results indicate that the existing knowledge stock is a significant driver of green energy innovation for all technologies. Furthermore, the results suggest that energy prices have a positive impact on innovation for some but not all technologies and that the e.ect of energy prices and technological knowledge on green energy innovation becomes more pronounced after the Kyoto protocol agreement in 1997.

  13. Probe into influence of music intervention on patients with stress reaction before undergoing ECT therapy%探讨音乐干预对电休克治疗病人治疗前应激反应的影响

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    任雪英; 张建方

    2006-01-01

    @@ 电休克(ECT)治疗精神疾病已被临床广泛证明是一种可靠、有效的治疗手段.它是利用短暂、适量的电流刺激人脑,引起病人意识丧失,皮层广泛性脑电发放和全身抽搐,以达到控制精神症状的一种治疗方法[1].

  14. Efectividad y seguridad de la laparotomía vs laparoscopía en abdomen agudo de origen gineco-obstétrico causado por embarazo ectópico roto y quiste de ovario roto.

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    2014-01-01

    Comparar efectividad, tiempo y sangrado operatorio, estadía y complicaciones entre laparotomía y laparoscopía en abdomen agudo (AA) por embarazo ectópico roto (EER) y quiste de ovario roto (QOR). Métodos: Estudio retrospectivo en el Hospital de Santa Elena y Clínica Granados de Enero 2010-Diciembre 2011. Se obtuvieron las causas, procedimientos, edad, hemoglobina, edad gestacional, antecedentes personales y complicaciones. Tiempo, sangrado operatorio y estadía fueron comparadas por T de stud...

  15. 改良电休克治疗后不同亚型谵妄的相关因素分析%The prognostic factors of post-ECT delirium and its subtypes

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    杨雪; 姜玮; 任艳萍; 姜长青; 汤宜朗

    2016-01-01

    目的 分析不同亚型改良电休克治疗后谵妄(post-ECT delirium,PECTD)患者的风险因素.方法 收集改良电休克治疗(modified electroconvulsive therapy,MECT)患者一般人口学资料及经MECT治疗的相关资料以及治疗前患者服药情况;采用单因素分析可能导致PECTD的相关因素,多因素Logistic回归分析发生不同亚型PECTD的相关因素.结果共收集335例MECT患者,158例(47.2%)未发生PECTD,177例(52.8%)发生PECTD,其中活动增多型PECTD 118例(66.7%),活动减少型PECTD 59例(33.3%).单因素分析显示,活动增多型PECTD患者与未发生PECTD患者比较,治疗前服用碳酸锂(16/31,x2=5.239)、苯二氮(艹卓)类药(30/75,Z=1 3.927)、抗精神病药(107/132,xz=12.214)及抗抑郁药(16/37,x2=4.470)差异有统计学意义(均P<0.05);Logistic分析显示仅碳酸锂进入回归方程(OR=2.058,P=0.016),与年龄≤60岁患者相比,年龄>60岁患者发生PECTD的风险显著增高(OR=3.884,P=0.014);首次治疗的患者较非首次治疗患者更易发生活动减少型PECTD(OR=4.891,P<0.01).结论活动增多型PECTD的危险因素为治疗前使用碳酸锂.年龄>60岁患者发生活动减少型PECTD的风险显著增加;而活动减少型PECTD与首次MECT显著相关.%Objective To analyze the prognostic factors associated with each subtype of post-ECT delirium (PECTD).Methods Enrolled patients who received electroconvulsive therapy.Data collected included the demographic data,modified electroconvulsive therapy (MECT) treatment parameters and pre-MECT medications.Logistic regression analysis was used to examine the prognostic factors for hyperactive and hypoactive PECTD.Results 177 (52.8%) out of 335 patients enrolled in this study developed post-ECT delirium,118/177 (66.7%) were classified as hyperactive subtype and 59/177(33.3%)hypoactive subtype.Single factor analysis showed that,pre-ECT use of lithium (16/31,x2=5.239),benzodiazepines (30/75,Z=13.927),antipsychotic

  16. La implantación del sistema ECTS en el ámbito de los planes de estudio vigentes. Experiencia para primer curso de Ingeniero Técnico en Informática de Sistemas de la UCO

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    Salas-Morera, Lorenzo

    2004-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se resume la situación actual del proceso de convergencia europea y se explica la metodología seguida para la adaptación al ECTS de las asignaturas correspondientes a primer curso de Ingeniero Técnico de Informática de Sistemas dentro de los Planes de Estudios de 1999. El proceso culmina con la generación de las guías docentes de todas las materias y se encuentra actualmente en implantación experimental.

  17. Uso de olanzapina e eletroconvulsoterapia em um paciente com esquizofrenia catatônica refratária e antecedentes de síndrome neuroléptica maligna Olanzapina y ECT en un enfermo con esquizofrenia catatónica refractaria y alto riesgo de síndrome neuroléptico maligno Olanzapine and ECT combined therapy in a refractory catatonic subtype schizophrenia patient with previous neuroleptic malignant syndrome episodes

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    Pedro Gomes de Alvarenga

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo descreve a história clínica e o manejo de um paciente masculino adulto com esquizofrenia catatônica refratária a dois neurolépticos típicos (haloperidol e clorpromazina e a outro agente atípico (risperidona, e com antecedente de dois episódios de síndrome neuroléptica maligna em vigência de neurolépticos típicos. Os autores optaram pela associação de eletroconvulsoterapia (ECT e olanzapina (7,5 mg. Foram obtidos consideráveis benefícios para o paciente.Presentamos un relato clínico referente a la historia precedente y al desarrollo de un enfermo varón con esquizofrenia catatónica refractaria a los neurolépticos convencionales (clorpromazina y haloperidol y a otro agente de nueva generación (risperidona. El enfermo presentó, en dos ocasiones, síndrome neuroléptico maligno, provocado por el uso de los neurolépticos convencionales. Los autores emplearon ECT y olanzapina (7,5 mg obteniendo considerable éxito clínico.This article describes the clinical history and management of an adult male patient with refractory catatonic schizophrenia to two typically used neurolpetic medications (haloperidol and chlorpromazine and to another atypical agent (risperidone.The patient had also presented two neuroleptic malignant syndrome episodes due to typical neuroleptic agents. The authors combined ECT and olanzapine (7.5 mg as treatment, and a considerable clinical improvement was obtained.

  18. 时域反相对称与扩频技术的混合技术研究%Hybrid Technology of Time Domain Phase-inversion Symmetry and Spread Spectrum

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    冯德武; 谭旭

    2011-01-01

    According to the relativity of noise in time domain and the antinoise principle of time domain phase-inversion symme-tric method, a novel spread spectrum communication method is proposed in combination with phase-inversion symmetric method and spread spectrum communication. The simulation and experimental verification indicate that the time domain phase-inversion symmetric and spread spectrum system can get higher output SNR, and under the same transmission conditions, capability of phase-inversion symmetric spread spectrum technology is superior to the general spread spectrum technology.%根据噪声在时域上的相关性以及反相对称法的抗噪原理,将反相对称法与扩频通信相结合,提出了一种新的扩频通信方法.通过仿真和实验验证表明,时域反相对称扩频技术能使系统获得较高的输出信噪比,且在相同的传输条件下,反相对称扩频技术的性能优于一般的扩频技术.

  19. GRACE BIOREMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES - DARAMEND™ BIOREMEDIATION TECHNOLOGY. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION REPORT

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    Grace Dearborn's DARAMEND™ Bioremediation Technology was developed to treat soils/sediment contaminated with organic contaminants using solid-phase organic amendments. The amendments increase the soil’s ability to supply biologically available water/nutrients to micro...

  20. For the diet analysis of application ef ect of the treatment in diabetes care%针对饮食治疗在糖尿病护理中的应用效果分析

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    吴广梅

    2015-01-01

    目前临床上糖尿病比较常见,对患者生活有些很大的影响。糖尿病是不易康复的疾病,往往只能通过控制饮食和使用适当药物来缓解病情,无法根治。而临床上饮食治疗是糖尿病治疗的主要治疗也是关键治疗。本文则对饮食治疗在糖尿病护理中的应用效果分析进行综述。%at present the clinical diabetes is more common,and some great influence on patients with life.Diabetes is not easy to rehabilitation of the disease,often only through diet and use appropriate drugs to al eviate il ness,cannot ef ect a radical cure.The diet treatment diabetes treatment is the main clinical treatment is the key.In this paper,the application of diet therapy in diabetes care ef ect analysis were summarized.

  1. Adaptación de la asignatura optativa "Química Básica" al sistema de transferencia de créditos europeos (ECTS en tres especialidades de la diplomatura de Magisterio de Cuenca

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    Constancio AGUIRRE

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se presenta una propuesta de adaptación de la asignatura optativa "Química Básica" de la Escuela Universitaria de Magisterio de Cuenca al sistema de transferencia de créditos europeos (ECTS del espacio Europeo de enseñanza superior (EEES. El programa de la asignatura, vigente desde 1999, no se ha modificado, lo que esta propuesta modifica no es el programa de la asignatura, sino la metodología de impartición. La propuesta de adaptación al sistema de ECTS que se presenta tiene asignada una carga de 4,5 créditos del plan de estudios del 99. La metodología de enseñanza/aprendizaje se basa fundamentalmente en tres aspectos: las clases teórico-prácticas, el trabajo personal del alumno y la puesta en común del trabajo realizado.

  2. Research on BOT operation model in coal enterprise data center proj ect%煤炭企业数据中心项目BOT运营模式研究

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    张冰

    2015-01-01

    Based on the existing issues of data center's development and operation in coal en-terprise,this paper proposed that the enterprise should build a data center business model proj ect by using BOT.Internal rate of return and net present value have been used in investment and in-come measurement and analysis.In addition,the advantages,risks and solutions of the proj ects have been discussed.%本文分析了煤炭企业数据中心建设与运维中存在的问题,提出了煤炭企业采用BOT的方式建造数据中心的项目运营模式,并采用内部收益率及净现值的方法对项目投资及收益进行了测算分析,此外,还对项目的优势与存在的风险及应对措施进行了探讨。

  3. Progress in ferrite phase shifters

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    Boyd, C. R., Jr.

    1983-10-01

    Advances in the technology of reciprocal ferrite phase shifters are outlined. Nonlatching rotary-field phase shifters have been produced with enhanced phase accuracy and modest control power. A significant quantity of dual-mode latching units has been built at 35 GHz, with good results. Both types of phase shifter can be adapted to perform other functions in addition to phase shifting. Examples of phase shifters that perform duplexing and polarization switching functions are given.

  4. 根管显微镜下磨牙根管再治疗的临床效果研究%The clinical ef ects of root canal retreatment in molars under endodontic microscopes

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    郭竑; 张婧

    2014-01-01

    目的:比较显微根管再治疗与传统根管再治疗的临床疗效,探讨根管显微镜在磨牙根管再治疗中的作用。方法:随机选取临床上需要根管再治疗的磨牙256颗,按照治疗方法随机将其分为显微镜组(n=132)和传统组(n=124)。记录首次治疗失败原因,根管再次探查和疏通的效果、再治疗根管充填效果及一年的随访效果,比较2组治疗成功率。结果:256颗磨牙首次治疗失败原因有根管充填不完善、根管钙化、器械分离、根管遗漏、髓腔穿孔;显微根管再治疗一年随访成功率显著高于传统组(P<0.05)。结论:根管显微镜的使用,有助于提高磨牙根管再治疗的可视性及可操作性,治疗效果优于传统根管再治疗。%Objective:To compare the ef ect of the microscopic root canal retreatment and traditional retreatment in order to investigating the value of endodontic microscopes.Methods:256 teeth required root canal retreament were col ected randomly and divided into two groups as microscopic group and traditional group randomly.The success rates of two groups were compared by analysis the cause of failure after completion of initial treatment,the uncloging ef ect of the root canal,the fil ing ef ect of retreatment and fol ow-up prognosis after one year.Results:The cause of failure after completion of initial treatment were included incomplete rootfil ing,root canal calcification,instrument fractrue,missing of root canal and pulp cavity perforation;the success rates of prognosis in microscopic group was significantly higher than the traditional ones(P<0.05).Conclusion:It is contribute to improving visibility and operability in the process of root canal retreatment by using endodontic microscopes and the treatment ef ect of microscopic was bet er than traditional ones.

  5. Influence of main process variables on the treatment of waste waters using a new technology Mixer-Settler based on Phase Inversion (MSPI)

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    Moraes, N.A.; Paulo, J.B.A.; Medeiros, G.S. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Quimica], e-mail: norberto@eq.ufrn.br

    2011-04-15

    The prototype of a device on a semi-industrial scale to treat wastewaters from the oil industry has been widely studied as a viable alternative to conventional equipment. The device, called Mixer-Settler based on Phase Inversion (MSPI), uses the phase inversion method as operating principle. Using experimental planning (2{sup 4} factorial with four repetitions in the central point), it was determined the influence of the main variables on the oil/water separation process for waters containing between 30 and 100 mg of oil per liter of water. The following variables were evaluated: specific throughput, organic/aqueous phase ratio, agitation in the mixing chamber, and coconut oil concentration. The response variable was the oil/water separation efficiency. The results show that the separation efficiency of the device is a function of the effective throughput and the organic/aqueous phase ratio. (author)

  6. Fiscal Year 2010 Phased Construction Completion Report for EU Z2-32 in Zone 2, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    Bechtel Jacobs

    2010-02-01

    The Record of Decision for Soil, Buried Waste, and Subsurface Structure Actions in Zone 2, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (DOEIORJO 1-2161 &D2) (Zone 2 ROD) acknowledged that most of the 800 acres in Zone 2 were contaminated, but that sufficient data to confirm the levels of contamination were lacking. The Zone 2 ROD further specified that a sampling strategy for filling the data gaps would be developed. The Remedial Design Report/Remedial Action Work Plan for Zone 2 Soils, Slabs, and Subsurface Structures, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (DOEIORIO 1 -2224&D3) (RDRJRAWP) defined the sampling strategy as the Dynamic Verification Strategy (DVS), generally following the approach used for characterization of the Zone I exposure units (EUs). The Zone 2 ROD divided the Zone 2 area into seven geographic areas and 44 EUs. To facilitate the data quality objectives (DQOs) of the DVS process, the RDR/RAWP regrouped the 44 EUs into 12 DQO scoping EU groups. These groups facilitated the DQO process by placing similar facilities and their support facilities together, which allowed identification of data gaps. The EU groups were no longer pertinent after DQO planning was completed and characterization was conducted as areas became accessible. As the opportunity to complete characterization became available, the planned DVS program was completed for the EU addressed in this document (EU Z2-32). The purpose of this Phased Construction Completion Report (PCCR) is to address the following: (1) Document DVS characterization results for EU Z2-32. (2) Describe and document the risk evaluation and determine if the EU meets the Zone 2 ROD requirements for unrestricted industrial use to 10 ft bgs. (3) Identify additional areas not defined in the Zone 2 ROD that require remediation based on the DVS evaluation results. (4) Describe the remedial action performed in the K-1066-G Yard in EU Z2-32. Approximately 18.4 acres are included in the EU

  7. The Key Technology of Data Transmission in an Ultrasonic Phased Array System%超声相控阵系统数据传输的关键技术

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    施成龙; 师芳芳; 张碧星

    2016-01-01

    Ultrasonic phased array technology has a high sensitivity,resolution and signal to noise ratio,which makes it a hot research field of nondestructive testing.To improve the detection speed of ultrasonic phased array system,the key part of data transfer in ultrasonic phased array system is studied.The structure of self-developed ultrasonic phased array system is introduced.Three factors which include data bus,hardware driver and data reading program that determine the data transfer rate of system are described.To develop the system,PCI bus is chosen to be the data bus,DriverStudio is used to develop the PCI bus driver,and multi-core technology is applied to improve the efficiency of the data reading program.Experimental results show that using PCI bus technology and multi-core programming technology to develop the data transfer module of the ultrasonic phased array system can increase the data transfer rate speed of the system.%超声相控阵检测技术有着较高的灵敏度、分辨率和信噪比,是目前无损检测领域的热点。为了提高超声相控阵检测速度,对于超声相控阵系统数据传输的关键技术进行了探讨。介绍了自行开发的超声相控阵系统结构,对决定超声相控阵系统数据传输速度的三个因素:数据总线、硬件驱动、数据读取程序进行了说明与分析。选择高速数据传输总线 PCI 总线为数据总线,使用DriverStudio 开发高效的 PCI 总线驱动,并采用多核多线程技术提高数据读取程序的效率。试验表明,采用 PCI 总线技术和多核编程开发超声相控阵系统数据传输模块,能提高系统数据传输速度,从而提高检测速度。

  8. Phases and Phase Transitions

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    Gitterman, Moshe

    2014-09-01

    In discussing phase transitions, the first thing that we have to do is to define a phase. This is a concept from thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, where a phase is defined as a homogeneous system. As a simple example, let us consider instant coffee. This consists of coffee powder dissolved in water, and after stirring it we have a homogeneous mixture, i.e., a single phase. If we add to a cup of coffee a spoonful of sugar and stir it well, we still have a single phase -- sweet coffee. However, if we add ten spoonfuls of sugar, then the contents of the cup will no longer be homogeneous, but rather a mixture of two homogeneous systems or phases, sweet liquid coffee on top and coffee-flavored wet sugar at the bottom...

  9. Research on 1 kW Single-Phase Photovoltaic Grid-Connected Phase-Locked Technology Based on DSP%基于DSP的1 kW单相光伏并网锁相技术的研究

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    许军; 郑绍陆; 唐传鋆; 耿力

    2014-01-01

    As to the problem,PV( Photo-Voltage) grid-connected distributed power supply system's phase locking, this paper proposes a photovoltaic grid-connected system's digital phase-locked algorithm and program flow design based on DSP. According to the relationship between the period and phase of the cycle of adjustment,the control cycle and phase locking are realized. By this method,conveniently the grid voltage and PV power generation output current signal and the objectives of signal capture and phase-locked are realized. Finally,implement of the prototype and the experimental results proved that the method is accurate. The design ensures PLL method accuracy,reliability and practicability of the PV grid-connected system.%针对光伏分布式电源并网系统锁相技术的问题,采用了一种基于DSP的光伏并网系统的数字锁相算法和程序流程设计,根据周期和相位的关系,通过调整周期来实现周期和相位的控制和锁定,方便地实现了对电网电压和光伏发电输出电流信号捕获和锁相的目的。最后制作样机并通过实验证明,该锁相方法设计准确,锁相精度高,保证了光伏并网系统的可靠性和实用性。

  10. Gymnastics in Phase Space

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    Chao, Alexander Wu; /SLAC

    2012-03-01

    As accelerator technology advances, the requirements on accelerator beam quality become increasingly demanding. Facing these new demands, the topic of phase space gymnastics is becoming a new focus of accelerator physics R&D. In a phase space gymnastics, the beam's phase space distribution is manipulated and precision tailored to meet the required beam qualities. On the other hand, all realization of such gymnastics will have to obey accelerator physics principles as well as technological limitations. Recent examples of phase space gymnastics include Emittance exchanges, Phase space exchanges, Emittance partitioning, Seeded FELs and Microbunched beams. The emittance related topics of this list are reviewed in this report. The accelerator physics basis, the optics design principles that provide these phase space manipulations, and the possible applications of these gymnastics, are discussed. This fascinating new field promises to be a powerful tool of the future.

  11. Particle- and gas-phase PAHs toxicity equivalency quantity emitted by a non-road diesel engine with non-thermal plasma technology.

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    Gao, Jianbing; Ma, Chaochen; Xing, Shikai; Zhang, Yajie; Liu, Jiangquan; Feng, Hao

    2016-10-01

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) toxicity equivalency quantity (TEQ, denoted by benzo(a)pyrene equivalent (BaPeq) concentration) is more meaningful when evaluating the influence of non-road diesel engines PAH toxicity on environment. Particle- and gas-phase PAH BaPeq concentrations were calculated based on gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) results and toxic equivalency factors. A non-thermal plasma (NTP) reactor was applied to a non-road diesel engine to decrease PAH TEQ content. Only the gas-phase Nap BaPeq concentration increased slightly with the action of NTP at three different generator power outputs. BaP dominated the BaPeq concentration for 15 samples with, and without NTP except in the gas-phase at 4 kW. Almost all medium molecular weight (MMW) and high molecular weight (HMW) PAH TEQs increased for particle- and gas-phases at 3 kW power output compared to 2 kW without the use of NTP. Particle-phase Nap, Acp, and AcPy (low molecular weight, LMW) TEQ were under detection at 3 and 4 kW, while gas-phase BkF, IND, DBA, and BghiP (HMW) concentrations were below the limits of detection. The most abundant PAH TEQ compounds were MMW and HMW PAHs for gas- and particle-phase while they were BaA, CHR, BbF, BaP, and IND for PM aggregation. The total BaPeq emission factors were 15.1, 141.4, and 46.5 μg m(-3) at three engine loads, respectively. Significant BaPeq concentration percentage reduction was obtained (more than 80 and 60 %) with the use of NTP for particle- and gas-phases. A high TEQ content was observed for PM aggregation (38.8, 98.4, and 50.0 μg kg(-1)) which may have caused secondary PAH toxicity emissions. With the action of NTP, the breakup of MMW and HMW into LMW PAHs led to reduction of some PAH concentrations.

  12. Ultrasonic Phased Array Technology Positioning Analysis of Butt Weld Surface Defect with Different Thickness%超声相控阵技术对不同厚度对接焊缝表层缺陷的定位

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    岳庚新; 王妍; 赵远

    2016-01-01

    简要介绍了常规超声波检测和超声相控阵检测的特点。以超声相控阵技术为研究对象,对不同厚度对接焊缝表层缺陷的定位进行了试验研究。验证结果表明,超声相控阵检测技术能够实现对不同厚度对接焊缝表层缺陷的精确定位,提高了工作效率。超声相控阵检测技术可实现A扫、 S扫等不同扫查方式的对比,使得对缺陷的判定更直观、更具有说服力,并且能够实现整个扫查过程全数据的存储,便于后期的处理和追溯。%In this article, it briefly introduced the characteristics of conventional ultrasonic testing and ultrasonic phased array technology. With ultrasonic phased array technology as the research object, the positioning of butt weld surface defect with different thickness was studied. The results showed that the ultrasonic phased array technology can realize accurate positioning for the butt weld surface defects with different thickness and improve working efficiency. It also can realize the comparison of different scanning modes, such as A mode, S mode and so on, make the determination of the scan results more intuitive and more persuasive, and can realize all data storage of whole scanning process, convenient for later processing and traceability.

  13. SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY

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    2014-01-01

    The aim of this thesis was to explain the development of the technology by describing current hot concept in its field. The thesis describes the trend of development and current phase of the technology. The trend was described by explaining the concept of sixth sense technology and the effort that have been applied for this technology. As the concept is new, finding the suitable material related to the subject matter was the challenge for this project. The objective was completed by condu...

  14. DEVELOPMENT OF REACTION-DRIVEN IONIC TRANSPORT MEMBRANES (ITMs) TECHNOLOGY: PHASE IV/BUDGET PERIOD 6 “Development of ITM Oxygen Technology for Integration in IGCC and Other Advanced Power Generation Systems”

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    David, Studer

    2012-03-01

    Air Products and Chemicals, along with development participants and in association with the U.S. Department of Energy, has made substantial progress in developing a novel air separation technology. Unlike conventional cryogenic processes, this method uses high-temperature ceramic membranes to produce high-purity oxygen. The membranes selectively transport oxygen ions with high flux and infinite theoretical selectivity. Reaction-driven ceramic membranes are fabricated from non-porous, multi-component metallic oxides, operate at temperatures typically over 700°C, and have exceptionally high oxygen flux and selectivity. Oxygen from low-pressure air permeates as oxygen ions through the ceramic membrane and is consumed through chemical reactions, thus creating a chemical driving force that pulls oxygen ions across the membrane at high rates. The oxygen reacts with a hydrocarbon fuel in a partial oxidation process to produce a hydrogen and carbon monoxide mixture – synthesis gas. This project expands the partial-oxidation scope of ITM technology beyond natural gas feed and investigates the potential for ITM reaction-driven technology to be used in conjunction with gasification and pyrolysis technologies to provide more economical routes for producing hydrogen and synthesis gas. This report presents an overview of the ITM reaction-driven development effort, including ceramic materials development, fabrication and testing of small-scale ceramic modules, ceramic modeling, and the investigation of gasifier integration schemes

  15. A Method for Channelized Receiver Based on Poly-phase Filter Technology%基于多相滤波原理的侦收机信道化方法

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    孙洋; 张传林; 陶孝锋

    2011-01-01

    文章研究了基于多相滤波原理的接收机信道化方法,与传统低通滤波信道化法相比,降低了计算复杂度,易于实时分析。%A method for channelized digital receiver based on poly-phase filter technology is investigated in the paper.Compared with traditional low-pass method,the proposed method can accomplish real-time signal processing with a lower computational complexity.

  16. Implementation factors affecting the large scale deployment of digital health and well-being technologies: a qualitative study of the initial phases of the 'Living-It-Up' programme

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    Agbakoba, Ruth; McGee-Lennon, Marilyn; Bouamrane, Matt-Mouley; Watson, Nicholas; Frances S Mair

    2016-01-01

    Little is known about the factors which facilitate or impede the large-scale deployment of health and well-being consumer technologies. The Living-It-Up project is a large-scale digital intervention led by NHS 24, aiming to transform health and well-being services delivery throughout Scotland. We conducted a qualitative study of the factors affecting the implementation and deployment of the Living-It-Up services. We collected a range of data during the initial phase of deployment, including s...

  17. Implementation factors affecting the large-scale deployment of digital health and well-being technologies: A qualitative study of the initial phases of the ‘Living-It-Up’ programme

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    Agbakoba, Ruth; McGee-Lennon, Marilyn; Bouamrane, Matt-Mouley; Watson, Nicholas; Frances S Mair

    2015-01-01

    Little is known about the factors which facilitate or impede the large-scale deployment of health and well-being consumer technologies. The Living-It-Up project is a large-scale digital intervention led by NHS 24, aiming to transform health and well-being services delivery throughout Scotland. We conducted a qualitative study of the factors affecting the implementation and deployment of the Living-It-Up services. We collected a range of data during the initial phase of deployment, including s...

  18. 基于单类SVM和加权多示例采样方法的目标跟踪算法%On Obj ect Tracking Based on One-Class SVM and Weighted Multi-Instance Sampling Method

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    陈渝; 韩春燕

    2014-01-01

    基于分类的跟踪算法成为当前目标跟踪的研究热点。首先把跟踪问题看成是一个目标和背景的二分类问题,根据每一帧的正负样本数据训练 SVM分类器,通过分类器的分类概率值确定目标位置。然而,采集正负样本边界的那些样本很容易出现异常点,当把它们作为目标的下一帧位置时将会出现严重的跟踪漂移问题。本文在此基础上提出一种基于单类支持向量机(One-class support vector machine)的目标跟踪算法,基于 One-class SVM分类能有效地排除其他类的干扰,有效地防止异常样本的出现。并结合加权多示例采样方法,使得每个采样样本会根据不同的权值对于分类器的贡献而不同。实验结果表明本文改进跟踪方法的鲁棒性。%Obj ect tracking algorithm based on binary classification has become the research hot issues.The tracker is firstly as binary classification between obj ect and background,and both positive and negative samples data have been applied to train SVM classifier.The obj ect’s location is determined by the proba-bility of the classifier.However,such binary classification may not fully handle the outliers,which may cause tracking drifting.To improve the robustness of the tracker,a novel obj ect tracking algorithm has been proposed based on one-class SVM.This method based on one-class support vector machine (SVM) can effectively rule out other types of interference,to effectively prevent the emergence of abnormal sam-ples.Furthermore,the tracker integrates weighted multi-instance sampling method,which can consider the sample importance by the different weights.The experimental results show the robustness of the im-proved method.

  19. Joule II - Programme. Clean coal technology R & D. 2nd phase. Volume III. Atmospheric combustion of pulverized coal and coal based blends for power generation

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    Hein, K.R.G.; Minchener, A.J.; Pruschek, R.; Roberts, P.A. [eds.

    1998-12-31

    Topics covered in this Joule II clean coal technology publication include: coal preparation and blending; cocombustion of coal with biomass and wastes; flame modelling; NO{sub x} abatement by combustion control and staging; coal quality and NO{sub x} emissions; coal combustion properties; and fluidized bed combustion of coal. All papers have been abstracted separately.

  20. 低温相变贮能材料定形技术研究进展%Research Progress in Shape-Stabilizing Technology of Low Temperature Phase Change Materials for Energy Storage

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    张艳辉; 邓建国; 黄奕刚

    2011-01-01

    Low-temperature phase Change materials have been widely applied in the fields of energy conservation and thermal control. The synthesis, compound and shape-stabilizing technology of these materials keep developing and have been a highpoint of material researches. The methods and technologies of preparing shape-stabilized phase change materials are reviewed, and the progress of porous matrix adsorption method, polymer matrix eomposited method, micro-encapsulation technology and other shape-stabilizing technology are introduced in this paper. Three aspects are the focus of micro- encapsulation technology: in-situ polymerization, interfacial polymerization and coacervation. Additionally, the advantages and disadvantages on the preparation methods are analyzed. The prospective application and development in shape-stabilized PCMs were anticipated.%低温相变贮能材料广泛应用于节能和温控领域,其合成、复配及定形技术不断发展,已成为材料研究领域的热点之一。本文综述了低温相变材料的定形方法和技术,介绍了多孔基质吸附法、聚合物基复合法、微胶囊技术以及其它定形技术的国内外研究进展,重点介绍了原位聚合、界面聚合、凝聚法3种微胶囊技术。分析了各种制备方法的优缺点,并指出了制备低温定形相变材料中存在的问题及今后发展方向,最后展望了低温定形相变贮能材料的发展前景。

  1. 基于最大似然估计和DSP技术的相位补偿算法%Phase Compensation Algorithm Based on Maximum Likelihood Estimation and DSP Technology

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    铁维昊; 王文利; 路灿

    2012-01-01

    针对低压电力线非线性信道特性及不同步因素对于载波信号相位的影响,笔者提出了一种基于最大似然估计的相位补偿算法.首先分析了同步问题对于误码率的影响.其次,介绍了相位补偿算法的原理及关键技术的分析.最后在DSP中实现了相位补偿算法的程序设计,并在实际的低压信道中进行测试.测试结果表明:该算法可以有效地解决数字通信中信道的非线性引起的信号失真问题.%To investigate the influence of nonlinearity and asynchronization of low-voltage power line channel on phase of carrier signal,a phase compensation algorithm based on maximum likelihood estimation is proposed. First the influence of synchronization on BER is analyzed, then the principle of the phase compensation algorithm and key technology are introduced. Finally,program of the phase compensation algorithm is implemented in DSP, and is tested in actual low-voltage channel. The result shows that the proposed algorithm can eliminate signal distortion caused by nonlinearity of channel in digital communication.

  2. 应用于全数字锁相环的动态器件匹配与低功耗鉴相技术%Dynamic Element Matching and Low-Power Phase Detecting Technology Applied in ADPLL

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    刘鹏飞; 李巍; 李宁

    2013-01-01

    提出了应用于全数字锁相环的改进的动态器件匹配技术和低功耗鉴相技术.利用低功耗鉴相技术简化了传统的全数字锁相环的鉴相原理,发明出一种新型的数字鉴相器,降低了数字电路实现的复杂性,降低了功耗;同时,本文所述的应用于全数字锁相环的动态器件匹配技术,降低了电容的工艺偏差对锁相环输出调谐曲线的不利影响,优化了锁相环的性能.该全数字锁相环采用TSMC 0.13μm CMOS工艺进行设计,仿真结果表明,本文所述的低功耗鉴相器功能正确,可使全数字锁相环正确地锁定在2.4~5.2 GHz,本文所述的基于改进算法的芯片中鉴相器部分具有传统架构鉴相器53.2%的功耗与66.5%的芯片面积.测试结果表明,动态器件匹配技术使振荡器的输出调谐曲线(本文指输出频率与DCO调制字码值的曲线关系)更加接近理想情况.%Improved dynamic element matching and low-power phase detecting technology applied in all digital phase lock loop(ADPLL) are proposed.The lower-power phase detecting technique lowers the power consumption and circuit complexity in digital circuit by simplifying the traditional phase detecting principle and developing a newtype phase detector.Meanwhile,in order to weaken the influence of digital controlled oscillator(DCO) capacitor mismatch to loop output tuning curve,the dynamic element matching technology is applied in the all digital phase lock loop.The proposed phase lock loop is fabricated in TSMC 0.13 μm CMOS technology.Simulation results show that the low-power phase detector works correctly,cuts the power consumption to 53.2%,and cuts area to 66.5%; also,the locking range of the proposed phase lock loop is from 2.4 GHz to 5.2 GHz.The measurement results show that the tuning curve of DCO with DEM is far closer to the ideal tuning curve than that of DCO without DEM.

  3. Preliminary evaluation of cryogenic two-phase flow imaging using electrical capacitance tomography

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    Xie, Huangjun; Yu, Liu; Zhou, Rui; Qiu, Limin; Zhang, Xiaobin

    2017-09-01

    The potential application of the 2-D eight-electrode electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) to the inversion imaging of the liquid nitrogen-vaporous nitrogen (LN2-VN2) flow in the tube is theoretically evaluated. The phase distribution of the computational domain is obtained using the simultaneous iterative reconstruction technique with variable iterative step size. The detailed mathematical derivations for the calculations are presented. The calculated phase distribution for the two detached LN2 column case shows the comparable results with the water-air case, regardless of the much reduced dielectric permittivity of LN2 compared with water. The inversion images of total eight different LN2-VN2 flow patterns are presented and quantitatively evaluated by calculating the relative void fraction error and the correlation coefficient. The results demonstrate that the developed reconstruction technique for ECT has the capacity to reconstruct the phase distribution of the complex LN2-VN2 flow, while the accuracy of the inversion images is significantly influenced by the size of the discrete phase. The influence of the measurement noise on the image quality is also considered in the calculations.

  4. 浅谈水利水电工程施工成本控制与管理%Water conservancy and hydropower proj ect construction cost control and management

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    刘益惠

    2014-01-01

    Water conservancy and hydropower proj ect construction costs are generally divided into two parts:construction cost (including its direct costs,other direct costs and field expenses)and management expenses (specifically including enterprise manageG ment fees,finance charges and other costs),cost estimates of engineering construction cost control is an important step.%水利水电工程的建筑成本一般可分两部分:施工成本(具体包括直接费、其他直接费和现场经费)和经营管理费用(具体包括企业管理费、财务费和其他费用),施工成本预算是工程造价控制的重要步骤。

  5. Piano Introductory Teaching in Background of Diversified Learning Subj ect%学习主体多元化背景下“钢琴入门教学”探讨

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    霍岩; 耿耀

    2016-01-01

    The concept of diversified learning subj ect is proposed;the basic theory of introductory teaching of piano is restated;the features of children,teenagers,and adults learners and differences between them are discussed;the specific and targeted teaching methods including teaching students in accordance of their aptitude,learning step by step,and testing for study are analyzed.%提出学习主体多元化概念,重申”钢琴入门教学”基本理念,探讨针对幼儿、青少年、成年等不同群体的“钢琴入门教学”特点和差异性特征,分析因材施教、循序渐进、考为学用的教学方法的针对性。

  6. 承插焊接接头超声相控阵检测技术%Ultrasonic Phased Array Inspection Technology of Socket Welded Joint

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    罗宏建; 周重回; 张杰

    2011-01-01

    In order to inspect the imerior default of the socket welded joint, ultrasonic phased array was applied based on developing the artificial defect block. The advantage and the prospect of ultrasonic phased array inspecting in socket welded joint were discussesed.%针对承插焊接接头内部缺陷无法检测的难题,研制了人工模拟裂纹试块,制定了相控阵检测工艺,并分析了相控阵的检测结果,评述了相控阵检测该类结构的优势及其应用前景.

  7. A Compact W-Band Reflection-Type Phase Shifter with Extremely Low Insertion Loss Variation Using 0.13 µm CMOS Technology

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    Xiao-Dong Deng

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a reflection-type phase shifter (RTPS at W-band in a 0.13 µm complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS process. The RTPS is composed of a 90° hybrid coupler and two identical reflection loads. Lumped-distributed element transmission line is introduced in the 90° hybrid coupler to reduce the chip size. Series inductor-capacitor (LC resonators are used as the reflective loads and parallel inductors are deployed to reduce insertion loss variation. By cascading two-stage RTPS, 90° phase shifting range and 10.5 dB insertion loss with 1 dB variations from 80 GHz to 90 GHz are achieved. An impressive 0.1 dB variation is obtained at 86 GHz.

  8. Simulation Experiments in Electromagnetic Tomography Well Logging in Two-phase flow

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    Wu Xiling; Zhao Yanwei

    2006-01-01

    Electromagnetic Computer Tomography (ECT) is a method to probe the interior of an inhomogeneous medium via surface measurement in a non-linear way. Due to the great differences in conductivity and permittivity between oil and water in the well, Electromagnetic Tomography Well Logging (ETWL), a new flow imaging measurement system, is proposed to describe the distribution and movement of oil/water two-phase flow in the well by scanning the detected region and applying a suitable data processing algorithm. The results of the numerical simulation and physical modeling show that the system could provide a clear image of the flow profile.

  9. Japan-Australia Co-operative Program on research and development of technology for the management of high level radioactive wastes: phase II (1990-1995)

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    Banba, Tsunetaka [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment; Hart, K.P. [eds.

    1996-05-01

    The major activities associated with Japan-Australia Co-operative Program were the preparation, characterization and subsequent testing of both Cm-doped Synroc containing PW-4b simulated waste and Cm-doped single-phase zirconolite and perovskite, and the initiation of studies on naturally-occurring zirconolites to study the long-term durability of this mineral phase over geological time. The preparation of the Cm-doped samples was carried out in JAERI`s WASTEF facility at Tokai, with technical information and assistance provided by ANSTO where necessary. The experiments were designed to induce accelerated radiation damage in Synroc samples that would correspond to periods of Synroc storage of up to 100,000 years. The results are of considerable importance in evaluating the potential of the Synroc process as a means of dealing with HLW waste streams and represent a significant contribution to the understanding of the ability of Synroc to immobilize HLW elements. Overall the Phase II Co-operative Program has continued the excellent co-operative working relationship between the staff at the two institutions, and provided a better understanding of the potential advantages and limitations of Synroc as a second generation waste form. The work has shown the need for additional studies to be carried out on the effect of the levels of Cm-doping on the Cm leach rate, extension of natural analogue studies to define the geological conditions under which zirconolite is stable and development of models to provide long-term predictions of releases of HLW elements from Synroc under a range of repository conditions. It is strongly recommended that the program carried out in Phase II of the Co-operative Agreement be extended for a further three years to allow additional information on the above areas to be collected and reported in a document providing an overview of the Co-operative Program and recommendations on HLW management strategies. (J.P.N.).

  10. Development of nuclear thermal hydraulic verification tests and evaluation technology - Development of the ultrasonic method for two-phase mixture level measurement in nuclear reactor

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    No, Hee Cheon; Kim, Sang Jae; Kim, Hyung Tae; Moon, Young Min [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon (Korea)

    2000-04-01

    An ultrasonic method is developed for the measurement of the two-phase mixture level in the reactor vessel or steam generator. The ultrasonic method is selected among the several non-nuclear two-phase mixture level measurement methods through two steps of selection procedure. A commercial ultrasonic level measurement method is modified for application into the high temperature, pressure, and other conditions. The calculation method of the ultrasonic velocity is modified to consider the medium as the homogeneous mixture of air and steam, and to be applied into the high temperature and pressure conditions. The cross-correlation technique is adopted as a detection method to reduced the effects of the attenuation and the diffused reflection caused by surface fluctuation. The waveguides are developed to reduce the loss of echo and to remove the effects of obstructs. The present experimental study shows that the developed ultrasonic method measures the two-phase mixture level more accurately than the conventional methods do. 21 refs., 60 figs., 13 tabs. (Author)

  11. A low-phase-noise Ka-band push-push voltage-controlled oscillator using CMOS/glass-integrated passive device technologies.

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    Wang, Sen

    2014-09-01

    In this paper, a Ka-band CMOS push-push voltage- controlled oscillator (VCO) integrated into a glass-integrated passive device (GIPD) process is presented. The transformer, λ/4 transmission line, and inductors of the VCO are realized in the GIPD process, achieving superior performances, and therefore improve the phase noise of the VCO. Moreover, the transformer-based VCO is a differential Hartley topology to further reduce the phase noise and chip area. Operating at 1.8 V supply voltage, the VCO core consumes merely 3.8 mW of dc power. The measured phase noise is -109.18 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset from the 30.84 GHz oscillation frequency. The push-push VCO also demonstrates a 24.5 dB fundamental rejection, and exhibits an 8.4% tuning range. Compared with recently published CMOS-based VCOs, it is observed that the proposed VCO exhibits excellent performance under low power consumption.

  12. Small Business Innovation Research GRC Phase I, Phase II, and Post-Phase II Opportunity Assessment for 2015

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    Nguyen, Hung D.; Steele, Gynelle C.

    2016-01-01

    This report outlines the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I, Phase II, and Post-Phase II opportunity contract award results associated with NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), Science Mission Directorate (SMD), and Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) for NASA Glenn Research Center. The report also highlights the number of Phase I, Phase II, and Post-Phase II contracts awarded by mission directorate. The 2015 Phase I contract awards to companies in Ohio and their corresponding technologies are also discussed.

  13. Wireless Sensor Portal Technology Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Mobitrum Corporation has demonstrated the feasibility in the Phase I of " A Wireless Sensor Portal Technology" and proposes a Phase II effort to develop a wireless...

  14. T形焊缝超声相控阵检测的计算机辅助技术%Computer-Aided Technology of Ultrasonic Phased Array Inspection for T-Weld

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    陆铭慧; 程俊; 张颖

    2012-01-01

    超声相控阵技术在T形焊缝中的应用表现出其明显优势,但声波在T形焊缝中的辐射区域不能形象界定,且回波来源的位置得不到准确地判断.针对T形焊缝的结构编译了超声相控阵检测辅助软件,对试样中的人工孔检测表明:采用计算机辅助技术可以实现T形焊缝超声相控阵扇扫声束覆盖及回波信号的识别.%The application of the ultrasonic phased array technology on T-weld shows its obvious advantages. However, the beam areas of T-weld still can not be defined, and can not estimate the position of the echo. According to the structure of the T-weld, the ultrasonic phased array inspection support software is compiled. Artificial sample tests suggests that the computer-aided technology could achieve the beam coverage of T-welded and help to distinguish the echo signal.

  15. FTIR干涉图相位校正技术的研究%Research of phase correction technology based on interference pattern in FTIR

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    朱超; 鲁昌华; 刘文清; 张玉钧; 陈晓婷; 杨凯

    2013-01-01

    Phase correction of interference pattern is a key step of spectrum reconstruction.At present,traditional Mertz method works not well to deal with the nonlinear phase correction,while Forman method has poor real-time application due to much convolution operation.Therefore,a new improved method,in which industrial zone's atmospheric window is under the monitor,is proposed in this paper.Firstly,8 912 single sided interference patterns are collected,then phase correction skill by Conjugate Fourier Transform and interference pattern shift are improved.The experiment shows that this method eliminates the plural problems and the phase errors introduced due to the Fourier Transform or discrete cosine Fourier Transform,reduces the requirements of interference pattern for apodization function,improves spectral resolution and accuracy of reconstruction spectrum.Finally,quantitative analysis of the content of MTBE in the gas is carried out.By contrast,the accuracy of quantitative calculation result is improved after phase correction by the method in this paper.This method gains good application in engineering monitoring.%干涉图相位校正是光谱复原的关键环节之一,目前常用的Mertz法对非线性相位误差的校正效果差,Forman法有很多的卷积运算量,实时性差.本文实验中首先以工业园大气窗口为被测对象,采集8 912点的单边干涉图数据,然后采用了共轭傅里叶变换和干涉图搬移方法对相位校正技术改进,实验研究表明,该方法消除了由傅里叶变换或离散余弦傅里叶变换引入的复数问题和相位误差,降低了干涉图对切趾函数的要求,提高了光谱分辨率和重构光谱精度,最后,定量分析汽油中MTBE的含量,对比实验表明,经过本文方法相位校正后的定量计算结果精度得到提高,该方法在工程监测中得到了很好的应用.

  16. Uso de olanzapina e eletroconvulsoterapia em um paciente com esquizofrenia catatônica refratária e antecedentes de síndrome neuroléptica maligna Olanzapina y ECT en un enfermo con esquizofrenia catatónica refractaria y alto riesgo de síndrome neuroléptico maligno Olanzapine and ECT combined therapy in a refractory catatonic subtype schizophrenia patient with previous neuroleptic malignant syndrome episodes

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    Pedro Gomes de Alvarenga; Sérgio Paulo Rigonatti

    2005-01-01

    Este artigo descreve a história clínica e o manejo de um paciente masculino adulto com esquizofrenia catatônica refratária a dois neurolépticos típicos (haloperidol e clorpromazina) e a outro agente atípico (risperidona), e com antecedente de dois episódios de síndrome neuroléptica maligna em vigência de neurolépticos típicos. Os autores optaram pela associação de eletroconvulsoterapia (ECT) e olanzapina (7,5 mg). Foram obtidos consideráveis benefícios para o paciente.Presentamos un relato cl...

  17. Phase change memory

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    Qureshi, Moinuddin K

    2011-01-01

    As conventional memory technologies such as DRAM and Flash run into scaling challenges, architects and system designers are forced to look at alternative technologies for building future computer systems. This synthesis lecture begins by listing the requirements for a next generation memory technology and briefly surveys the landscape of novel non-volatile memories. Among these, Phase Change Memory (PCM) is emerging as a leading contender, and the authors discuss the material, device, and circuit advances underlying this exciting technology. The lecture then describes architectural solutions t

  18. Fundamentals of technology roadmapping

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    Garcia, M.L.; Bray, O.H.

    1997-04-01

    Technology planning is important for many reasons. Globally, companies are facing many competitive problems. Technology roadmapping, a form of technology planning can help deal with this increasingly competitive environment. While it has been used by some companies and industries, the focus has always been on the technology roadmap as a product, not on the process. This report focuses on formalizing the process so that it can be more broadly and easily used. As a DOE national security laboratory with R&D as a major product, Sandia must do effective technology planning to identify and develop the technologies required to meet its national security mission. Once identified, technology enhancements or new technologies may be developed internally or collaboratively with external partners. For either approach, technology roadmapping, as described in this report, is an effective tool for technology planning and coordination, which fits within a broader set of planning activities. This report, the second in a series on technology roadmapping, develops and documents this technology roadmapping process, which can be used by Sandia, other national labs, universities, and industry. The main benefit of technology roadmapping is that it provides information to make better technology investment decisions by identifying critical technologies and technology gaps and identifying ways to leverage R&D investments. It can also be used as a marketing tool. Technology roadmapping is critical when the technology investment decision is not straight forward. This occurs when it is not clear which alternative to pursue, how quickly the technology is needed, or when there is a need to coordinate the development of multiple technologies. The technology roadmapping process consists of three phases - preliminary activity, development of the technology roadmap, and follow-up activity.

  19. Comparative investigation of power control of axial blowers for liquefiers and recirculation coolers: Phase controller, frequency converter, transformers, EC technology; Vergleich der Leistungsregelung von Axialventilatoren fuer Verfluessiger und Rueckkuehler: Phasenanschnittregler, Frequenzumformer, Transformatoren, EC Technik

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    Hubert, G. [Hans Guentner GmbH, Fuerstenfeldbruck (Germany)

    2003-07-01

    Phase controllers are well suited for liquefaction pressure control, and energy savings are higher than with blower shut-off. They emit noise in the 300 Hz range and need an additional acoustic filter if noise reduction in part-load operation is required. Frequency controllers with all-terminal sinusoid filters have a higher saving potential at 40-80 percent of the volume flow as compared to phase controllers. Noise is significantly lower than in phase controllers, even with acoustic filters. The best performance was obtained with EC technology, which had the highest energy savings and noise levels similar to transformer control, which was hitherto considered to be the best option. (orig.) [German] Phasenanschnittregler sind zur Verfluessigungsdruckregelung gut geeignet und bieten ein groesseres Energieeinsparpotential als die Methode der Ventilatorabschaltung. Wenn die Schallreduzierung im Teillastbereich wichtig ist, sind sie wegen der stoerend wirkenden 300 Hz Tonanteilen nicht geeignet. Hier kann ein zusaetzlicher Geraeuschfilter groesstenteils Abhilfe schaffen. Frequenzregler mit allpoligem Sinusfilter haben deutliche Einsparpotentiale im Bereich von 40% bis 80% des Volumenstroms gegenueber den Phasenanschnittreglern. Die Schallreduzierung wirkt bis in die unteren Drehzahlbereiche und liegt deutlich unter den Werten der Phasenanschnittsteuerung mit Geraeuschfilter. Den hoechsten Gesamtwirkungsgrad ueber den ganzen Luftfoerderbereich liefert die getestete EC-Technik. In allen Betriebspunkten ist somit die hoechste Energieersparnis gegeben. Die Schallreduzierung ist gleichwertig mit den Ergebnissen der Transformatorregelung, die bisher als geraeuschlos bestes Verfahren eingesetzt wurde. (orig.)

  20. Technology of Virtual Imaging Process with Phase Points Weighting of Neighbors%考虑相位加权的邻点滤波虚拟成像处理技术

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    丁玲

    2014-01-01

    The virtual imaging processing difficulty lied in the whole image information can not be effectively connected on a plurality of phase point, and the image quality can not be improved, so the imaging result was poor. The virtual imaging process technology with phase points weighting of neighbors was proposed, the phase information of neighboring pixels as an imaging element in the process was collected, with a phase reconstruction method, the phase of the adjacent pixel depth reorganization was greatly improved. The realistic virtual imaging was used to do test experiment, the result shows that with the phase points weighting of neighbors method, the image processing works well, the mean and variance of the phase noise are very small, so it has very good imaging application value for use.%虚拟成像处理技术的难点在于成像处理时,由于整幅图像上多个相位点信息不能够有效关联,提高图像质量,所以成像结果很差。提出考虑相位加权的邻点滤波虚拟成像处理技术,在虚拟成像处理时,将近邻像点的相位信息作为成像处理中的对象,采用相位加权的方法,将相邻像点的相位进行深度加权,大大提高图像的质量。采用实际的虚拟成像进行测试实验,结果显示,采用基于考虑相位加权邻点滤波的虚拟成像处理技术,图像处理的效果很好,相位噪声均值和方差均很小,具有很好的成像应用价值。