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Environmental impact assessment guidelines for new source fossil fueled steam electric generating stations. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report provides guidance for evaluating the environmental impacts of a proposed fossil fueled steam electric generating station requiring a new source National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discharge wastewater to the navigable waters of the U.S. The guidelines are intended to assist in the identification of potential impacts, and the information

D. B. Boies; D. K. Whitenight; R. B. Bogardus; F. Parker

1979-01-01

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Effect of Hurricane Andrew on the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station from August 20--30, 1992. [Final report  

SciTech Connect

On August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew, a Category 4 hurricane, struck the Turkey Point Electrical Generating Station with sustained winds of 145 mph (233 km/h). This is the report of the team that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) jointly sponsored (1) to review the damage that the hurricane caused the nuclear units and the utility`s actions to prepare for the storm and recover from it, and (2) to compile lessons that might benefit other nuclear reactor facilities.

Hebdon, F.J. [Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, Atlanta, GA (United States)

1993-03-01

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Integrated mild gasification processing at the Homer City Electric Power Generating Station site. Final report, July 1989--June 1993  

SciTech Connect

A new process for the production of commercial grade coke, char, and carbon products has been evaluated by Penelec/NYSEG. The process, developed by Coal Technology Corporation, CTC, utilizes a unique screw reactor to produce a devolatilized char from a wide variety of coals for the production of commercial grade coke for use in blast furnaces, foundries, and other processes requiring high quality coke. This process is called the CTC Mild Gasification Process (MGP). The process economics are significantly enhanced by integrating the new technology into an existing power generating complex. Cost savings are realized by the coke producer, the coke user, and the electric utility company. Site specific economic studies involving the Homer City Generating Station site in Western Pennsylvania, confirmed that an integrated MGP at the Homer City site, using coal fines produced at the Homer City Coal Preparation Plant, would reduce capital and operating costs significantly and would enable the HC Owners to eliminate thermal dryers, obtain low cost fuel in the form of combustible gases and liquids, and obtain lower cost replacement coal on the spot market. A previous report, identified as the Interim Report on the Project, details the technical and economic studies.

Battista, J.J.; Zawadzki, E.A. [Pennsylvania Electric Co., Johnstown, PA (United States)

1993-07-01

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Space Station Freedom solar dynamic power generation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Viewgraphs on Space Station Freedom solar dynamic power generation are presented. Topics covered include: prime contract activity; key solar dynamic power module requirements; solar dynamic heat receiver technology; and solar concentrator advanced development.

Springer, T.; Friefeld, Jerry M.

1990-01-01

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78 FR 782 - Energy Northwest; Columbia Generating Station; Exemption  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Energy Northwest; Columbia Generating Station; Exemption 1.0...operation of the Columbia Generating Station. The license provides...the compressed schedule for data collection, report preparation...the ARERR for the Columbia Generating Station. This would...

2013-01-04

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Southeast regional experiment station. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This is the final report of the Southeast Regional Experiment Station project. The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida (UCF), has operated the Southeast Regional Experiment Station (SE RES) for the US Department of Energy (DOE) since September 1982. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque (SNLA) provides technical program direction for both the SE RES and the Southwest Regional Experiment Station (SW RES) located at the Southwest Technology Development Institute at Las Cruces, New Mexico. This cooperative effort serves a critical role in the national photovoltaic program by conducting system evaluations, design assistance and technology transfer to enhance the cost-effective utilization and development of photovoltaic technology. Initially, the research focus of the SE RES program centered on utility-connected PV systems and associated issues. In 1987, the SE RES began evaluating amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film PV modules for application in utility-interactive systems. Stand-alone PV systems began receiving increased emphasis at the SE RES in 1986. Research projects were initiated that involved evaluation of vaccine refrigeration, water pumping and other stand-alone power systems. The results of this work have led to design optimization techniques and procedures for the sizing and modeling of PV water pumping systems. Later recent research at the SE RES included test and evaluation of batteries and charge controllers for stand-alone PV system applications. The SE RES project provided the foundation on which FSEC achieved national recognition for its expertise in PV systems research and related technology transfer programs. These synergistic products of the SE RES illustrate the high visibility and contributions the FSEC PV program offers to the DOE.

Not Available

1994-08-05

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Navajo Generating Station and Air Visibility Regulations: Alternatives and Impacts  

SciTech Connect

Pursuant to the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in 2009 its intent to issue rules for controlling emissions from Navajo Generating Station that could affect visibility at the Grand Canyon and at several other national parks and wilderness areas. The final rule will conform to what EPA determines is the best available retrofit technology (BART) for the control of haze-causing air pollutants, especially nitrogen oxides. While EPA is ultimately responsible for setting Navajo Generating Station's BART standards in its final rule, it will be the U.S. Department of the Interior's responsibility to manage compliance and the related impacts. This study aims to assist both Interior and EPA by providing an objective assessment of issues relating to the power sector.

Hurlbut, D. J.; Haase, S.; Brinkman, G.; Funk, K.; Gelman, R.; Lantz, E.; Larney, C.; Peterson, D.; Worley, C.; Liebsch, E.

2012-01-01

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1. GENERAL VIEW OF FISK STREET ELECTRIC GENERATING STATION COMPLEX, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

1. GENERAL VIEW OF FISK STREET ELECTRIC GENERATING STATION COMPLEX, LOOKING SOUTH; IN THE CENTER, BEHIND THE STACK IS THE GENERATING STATION BUILT IN 1959; THE TALL METAL-CLAD BUILDING CONTAINS A COAL BUNKER, COAL PULVERIZER, FURNACE, BOILER, SUPER-HEATER, STEAM PIPES, AND HOT-AIR DUCTS. TO THE RIGHT OF THIS 1959 GENERATING STATION IS THE ORIGINAL POWERHOUSE. - Commonwealth Electric Company, Fisk Street Electrical Generating Station, 1111 West Cermak Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL

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Final MTI Data Report: Pilgrim Nuclear Station  

SciTech Connect

During the period from May 2000 to September 2001, ocean surface water temperature data was collected at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station near Plymouth, MA. This effort was led by the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) with the assistance of a local sub-contractor, Marine BioControl Corporation of Sandwich, MA. Permission for setting up the monitoring system was granted by Energy Corporation, which owns the plant site. This work was done in support of SRTC's ground truth mission for the U.S. Department of Energy's Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) satellite.

Parker, M.J.

2003-03-17

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Dairy methane generator. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Details of the work completed under this contract are presented. During the winter of 1979-80 three students enrolled, in the Mechanical Design Engineering Technology program at the Pennsylvania State University's Capitol Campus (Middletown, PA), undertook a feasibility study for the utilization of the manure generated by the dairy cows located on Mr. Thomas B. Williams farm for the generation and use of methane gas. The results of their effort was the design of an Anaerobic Digester/Electric Generation System. This preliminary designed system was later changed and improved by another group of P.S.U. MDET students in the spring of 1980. The final design included working drawings and an economic analysis of the estimated investment necessary to complete the Methane Generator/Electric Power Generation System.

Williams, T.B.

1981-09-30

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Southwest Region Experiment Station - Final Technical Report  

SciTech Connect

Southwest Technology Development Institute (SWTDI), an independent, university-based research institute, has been the operator of the Southwest Region Photovoltaic Experiment Station (SWRES) for almost 30 years. The overarching mission of SWTDI is to position PV systems and solar technologies to become cost-effective, major sources of energy for the United States. Embedded in SWTDI's general mission has been the more-focused mission of the SWRES: to provide value added technical support to the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) to effectively and efficiently meet the R&D needs and targets specified in the SETP Multi-Year Technical Plan. : The DOE/SETP goals of growing U.S. PV manufacturing into giga-watt capacities and seeing tera-watt-hours of solar energy production in the U.S. require an infrastructure that is under development. The staff of the SWRES has supported DOE/SETP through a coherent, integrated program to address infrastructural needs inhibiting wide-scale PV deployment in three major technical categories: specialized engineering services, workforce development, and deployment facilitation. The SWRES contract underwent three major revisions during its five year period-of- performance, but all tasks and deliverables fell within the following task areas: Task 1: PV Systems Assistance Center 1. Develop a Comprehensive multi-year plan 2. Provide technical workforce development materials and workshops for PV stakeholder groups including university, professional installers, inspectors, state energy offices, Federal agencies 3. Serve on the NABCEP exam committee 4. Provide on-demand technical PV system design reviews for U.S. PV stakeholders 5. Provide PV system field testing and instrumentation, technical outreach (including extensive support for the DOE Market Transformation program) Task 2: Design-for-Manufacture PV Systems 1. Develop and install 18 kW parking carport (cost share) and PV-thermal carport (Albuquerque) deriving and publishing lessons learned Task 3: PV Codes and Standards 1. Serve as the national lead for development and preparation of all proposals (related to PV) to the National Electrical Code 2. Participate in the Standards Technical Panels for modules (UL1703) and inverters (UL1741) Task 4: Assess Inverter Long Term Reliability 1. Install and monitor identical inverters at SWRES and SERES 2. Operate and monitor all inverters for 5 years, characterizing all failures and performance trends Task 5: Test and Evaluation Support for Solar America Initiative 1. Provide test and evaluation services to the National Laboratories for stage gate and progress measurements of SAI TPP winners

Rosenthal, A

2011-08-19

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Radio interference from HVDC converter stations. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Electromagnetic (EM) wave effects at high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations were investigated to obtain: (1) a better understanding of EM phenomena; (2) an improved capability to predict EM field strengths; and (3) an analysis of mitigation methods. Field measurements were performed at three converter stations of different design, manufacture, and dc voltage levels; two stations used thyristor valves and one used mercury arc valves. The measurements included both electric and magnetic field strengths and high-frequency characteristics of HVDC converter station equipment. Information is provided on the techniques developed and used for translating equipment measurements into model components, together with procedures and assumptions used in building the model. Mitigation methods were investigated and practical calculation methods developed that are suitable for use in the design of converter stations. It is shown that valve-hall screening is effective in containing EM waves but that conductors through building walls provide a path for some EM energy to reach the converter station exterior. Mitigation of such conducted noise includes reduction in the generation of EM energy and/or filtering of generated noise. The better understanding of the EM phenomenon that resulted from this project has prepared the way for development of digital methods for calculating and predicting EM field strengths in an HVDC converter station and its exterior and design of filter circuits for mitigating undesirable EM wave effects. Additional research on the computer model and filter design is planned.

Slapp, J.; Bhatti, J.S.; DeVore, R.V.

1984-10-01

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Final Tier 2 Environmental Impact Statement for International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Final Tier 2 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the International Space Station (ISS) has been prepared by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and follows NASA's Record of Decision on the Final Tier 1 EIS for the Space Station Freedom. The Tier 2 EIS provides an updated evaluation of the environmental impacts associated with the alternatives considered: the Proposed Action and the No-Action alternative. The Proposed Action is to continue U.S. participation in the assembly and operation of ISS. The No-Action alternative would cancel NASA!s participation in the Space Station Program. ISS is an international cooperative venture between NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, the European Space Agency, the Science and Technology Agency of Japan, the Russian Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency. The purpose of the NASA action would be to further develop human presence in space; to meet scientific, technological, and commercial research needs; and to foster international cooperation.

1996-01-01

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Space station final study report. Volume 1: Executive summary  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Volume 1 of the Final Study Report provides an Executive Summary of the Phase B study effort conducted under contract NAS8-36526. Space station Phase B implementation resulted in the timely establishment of preliminary design tasks, including trades and analyses. A comprehensive summary of project activities in conducting this study effort is included.

1987-01-01

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VentureStar Space Station Docking - Computer generated graphic  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This 42-second clip has the cargo bay doors of the hypothetical future reusable launch vehicle VentureStar opening to reveal the bay door radiators and docking module then slowly approaching the International Space Station and finally docking at Pressurized Mating Adapter #2 attached to node two of the Station.

1996-01-01

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88. Photocopied August 1978. STATION GENERATORS LOOKING EAST FROM THE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

88. Photocopied August 1978. STATION GENERATORS LOOKING EAST FROM THE CENTRAL GALLERY, AUGUST 11, 1914. BY THIS DATE MICHIGAN NORTHERN HAD COMPLETED THE INSTALLATION OF GENERATORS IN THE EASTERN HALF OF THE POWER HOUSE AND HAD BEGUN WORK ON THE WEST. THE MOTOR-GENERATORS PURSHASED BY THE M.L.S.P.C. IN 1902 CAN BE SEEN ON THE LEFT BY THE LINE OF COLUMNS. (910) - Michigan Lake Superior Power Company, Portage Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, MI

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A Renewably Powered Hydrogen Generation and Fueling Station Community Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The proposed project goal is to encourage the use of renewable energy and clean fuel technologies for transportation and other applications while generating economic development. This can be done by creating an incubator for collaborators, and creating a manufacturing hub for the energy economy of the future by training both white- and blue-collar workers for the new energy economy. Hydrogen electrolyzer fueling stations could be mass-produced, shipped and installed in collaboration with renewable energy power stations, or installed connected to the grid with renewable power added later.

Lyons, Valerie J.; Sekura, Linda S.; Prokopius, Paul; Theirl, Susan

2009-01-01

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Elimination of direct current distribution systems from new generating stations  

SciTech Connect

This paper advances the concept that it may be both possible and advantageous to eliminate the traditional direct current distribution system from a new generating station. The latest developments in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) technology are what have made this option technically feasible. A traditional dc distribution system will be compared to an ac distribution system supplied by a UPS to investigate the merits of the proposed approach.

Jancauskas, J.R. [Parsons Power Group, Chattanooga, TN (United States)

1996-12-31

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Buried waste integrated demonstration human engineered control station. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This document describes the Human Engineered Control Station (HECS) project activities including the conceptual designs. The purpose of the HECS is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of remote retrieval by providing an integrated remote control station. The HECS integrates human capabilities, limitations, and expectations into the design to reduce the potential for human error, provides an easy system to learn and operate, provides an increased productivity, and reduces the ultimate investment in training. The overall HECS consists of the technology interface stations, supporting engineering aids, platform (trailer), communications network (broadband system), and collision avoidance system.

Not Available

1994-09-01

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Next-Generation GPS Station for Hazards Mitigation (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our objective is to better forecast, assess, and mitigate natural hazards, including earthquakes, tsunamis, and extreme storms and flooding through development and implementation of a modular technology for the next-generation in-situ geodetic station to support the flow of information from multiple stations to scientists, mission planners, decision makers, and first responders. The same technology developed under NASA funding can be applied to enhance monitoring of large engineering structures such as bridges, hospitals and other critical infrastructure. Meaningful warnings save lives when issued within 1-2 minutes for destructive earthquakes, several tens of minutes for tsunamis, and up to several hours for extreme storms and flooding, and can be provided by on-site fusion of multiple data types and generation of higher-order data products: GPS/GNSS and accelerometer measurements to estimate point displacements, and GPS/GNSS and meteorological measurements to estimate moisture variability in the free atmosphere. By operating semi-autonomously, each station can then provide low-latency, high-fidelity and compact data products within the constraints of narrow communications bandwidth that often accompanies natural disasters. We have developed a power-efficient, low-cost, plug-in Geodetic Module for fusion of data from in situ sensors including GPS, a strong-motion accelerometer module, and a meteorological sensor package, for deployment at existing continuous GPS stations in southern California; fifteen stations have already been upgraded. The low-cost modular design is scalable to the many existing continuous GPS stations worldwide. New on-the-fly data products are estimated with 1 mm precision and accuracy, including three-dimensional seismogeodetic displacements for earthquake, tsunami and structural monitoring and precipitable water for forecasting extreme weather events such as summer monsoons and atmospheric rivers experienced in California. Unlike more traditional approaches where data are collected and analyzed from a network of stations at a central processing facility, we are embedding these capabilities in the Geodetic Module's processor for in situ analysis and data delivery through TCP/IP to avoid single points of failure during emergencies. We are infusing our technology to several local and state groups, including the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services for earthquake and tsunami early warnings, UC San Diego Health Services for hospital monitoring and early warning, Caltrans for bridge monitoring, and NOAA's Weather Forecasting Offices in San Diego and Los Angeles Counties for forecasting extreme weather events. We describe our overall system and the ongoing efforts at technology infusion.

Bock, Y.

2013-12-01

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77 FR 33004 - Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Clinton Power Station, Unit 1  

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...Docket No. 50-461] Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Clinton Power Station, Unit 1 AGENCY: Nuclear...NPF-62 issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (the licensee...for operation of the Clinton Power Station, Unit 1...

2012-06-04

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75 FR 42790 - Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Clinton Power Station; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NRC-2010-0252] Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Clinton Power Station; Environmental Assessment...NPF-62, issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (the licensee), for operation of the Clinton Power Station, located in...

2010-07-22

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An expert system for power generation scheduling in multi-chain hydro power stations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors describe an expert system for producing daily power generation schedules for the next day for multi-chain hydro power stations along a river. Rules acquired from experienced operators are combined with statistical data for each station to determine generation schedules. These statistical data are stored in the frame base for each station, and the expert system is coupled with

Takao TERANO; Hachirou ISODA

1988-01-01

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Final MTI Data Report: Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station  

SciTech Connect

During the periods from May 2000 to September 2001 and March 5 to April 10, 2002, cooling-lake surface water temperature data was collected at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Station near Granbury, Texas. This effort was led by the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) with the assistance of plant personnel. Permission for setting up these monitoring sites was granted by TXU Energy, which owns the plant site and surrounding property including Squaw Creek reservoir where the measurements were taken. This work was done in support of SRTC's ground truth mission for the U.S. Department of Energy's Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) satellite.

Parker, M.J.

2003-03-17

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77 FR 61645 - Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Victoria County Station Site; Notice of Withdrawal of Application...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NRC-2012-0165] Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Victoria County Station Site; Notice of Withdrawal...for an Early Site Permit (ESP) for the Victoria County Station (VCS) site located in Victoria County, Texas to the U.S. Nuclear...

2012-10-10

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Attached algae of the Lake Erie shoreline near Nanticoke Generating Station  

SciTech Connect

The distribution, species composition, and standing crop of attached algae were surveyed in the splash zone along the shore of Lake Erie from 1971 to 1978 to determine the impact of construction and operation of the Nanticoke Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant. Station operation has had no apparent influence on the spatial distribution of attached algae in the lake stations. However, the discharge of heated condenser cooling water has resulted in an accelerated growth of attached algae in the immediate vicinity of the station early in the growing season, but the effect was not sustained after May. The species composition at sites near the generating station differed from control areas. Three years after the initial operation of the plant the generating station had a lower percent abundance of Cladophora and a higher percent abundance of weakly attached algal species such as Zygnema; this is perhaps attributable to the sheltered conditions in the discharge area of the generating station.

Kirby, M.K.; Dunford, W.E.

1981-11-01

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Attached algae of the Lake Erie shoreline near Nanticoke generating station  

SciTech Connect

The distribution, species composition and standing crop of attached algae were surveyed in the splash zone along the shore of Lake Erie from 1971 to 1978 to determine the impact of construction and operation of the Nanticoke Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant. Station operation has had no apparent influence on the spatial distribution of attached algae in the lake stations. However, the discharge of heated condenser cooling water has resulted in an accelerated growth of attached algae in the immediate vicinity of the station early in the growing season, but the effect was not sustained after May. The species composition at sites near the generating station differed from control areas. Three years after the initial operation of the plant the generating station had a lower percent abundance of Cladophora and a higher percent abundance of weakly attached algal species such as Zygnema; this is perhaps attributable to the sheltered conditions in the discharge area of the generating station.

Kirby, M.K.; Dunford, W.E.

1981-01-01

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Converting Limbo Lands to Energy-Generating Stations: Renewable Energy Technologies on Underused, Formerly Contaminated Sites  

SciTech Connect

This report addresses the potential for using 'Limbo Lands' (underused, formerly contaminated sites, landfills, brownfields, abandoned mine lands, etc. ) as sites for renewable energy generating stations.

Mosey, G.; Heimiller, D.; Dahle, D.; Vimmerstedt, L.; Brady-Sabeff, L.

2007-10-01

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Radiological characterization of main cooling reservoir bottom sediments at The South Texas Project Electrical Generating Station.  

E-print Network

??The South Texas Project Electrical Generating Station (STPEGS operating license directs that an effective radiological environmental monitoring program be established. Site- specific data should then… (more)

Blankinship, David Randle

2012-01-01

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DESIGNING AN OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION AND COFIRING SAWDUST WITH COAL AT ALBRIGHT GENERATING STATION  

SciTech Connect

During the period January 1, 2003--March 31, 2003, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) proceeded with improvements to both the Willow Island and Albright Generating Station cofiring systems. These improvements were designed to increase the resource base for the projects, and to address issues that came up during the first year of operations. This report summarizes the activities associated with the Designer Opportunity Fuel program, and demonstrations at Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations.

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2003-04-30

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26. Photocopy of diagram (from Bernhardt Skrotzki's Electric GenerationSteam Stations, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

26. Photocopy of diagram (from Bernhardt Skrotzki's Electric Generation--Steam Stations, New York, New York, 1956, figure I-1) THE GENERAL WAY IN WHICH ELECTRICITY IS CREATED THROUGH THE STEAM GENERATION PROCESS - Portland General Electric Company, Station "L", 1841 Southeast Water Street, Portland, Multnomah County, OR

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Economic and technical analysis of distributed utility benefits for hydrogen refueling stations. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the potential economic benefits of operating hydrogen refueling stations to accomplish two objectives: supply pressurized hydrogen for vehicles, and supply distributed utility generation, transmission and distribution peaking energy and capacity to the utility. The study determined under what circumstances using a hydrogen-fueled generator as a distributed utility generation source, co-located with the hydrogen refueling station components (electrolyzer and storage), would result in cost savings to the station owner, and hence lower hydrogen production costs. The systems studied include a refueling station (including such components as an electrolyzer, storage, hydrogen dispensers, and compressors) plus on-site hydrogen fueled electricity generation units (e.g., fuel cells or combustion engines). The operational strategy is to use off-peak electricity in the electrolyzer to fill hydrogen storage, and to dispatch the electricity generation about one hour per day to meet the utility`s local and system peaks. The utility was assumed to be willing to pay for such service up to its avoided generation, fuel, transmission and distribution costs.

Iannucci, J.J.; Eyer, J.M.; Horgan, S.A.; Schoenung, S.M. [Distributed Utility Associates, Livermore, CA (United States)]|[Longitude 122 West, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (United States)

1998-04-01

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DESIGNING AN OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION AND COFIRING SAWDUST WITH COAL AT ALBRIGHT GENERATING STATION  

SciTech Connect

During the period July 1, 2001--September 30, 2001, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) continued construction of the Willow Island cofiring project, completed the installation of the fuel storage facility, the fuel receiving facility, and the processing building. All mechanical equipment has been installed and electrical construction has proceeded. During this time period significant short term testing of the Albright Generating Station cofiring facility was completed, and the 100-hour test was planned for early October. The testing demonstrated that cofiring at the Albright Generating Station could contribute to a ''4P Strategy''--reduction of SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, mercury, and greenhouse gas emissions. This report summarizes the activities associated with the Designer Opportunity Fuel program, and demonstrations at Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations. It details the construction activities at both sites along with the combustion modeling at the Willow Island site.

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2001-10-01

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The third generation SLR station Potsdam no. 7836  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The new satellite laser ranging (SLR) station Potsdam has been installed during the winter of 1991/1992 in an existing dome near the old ruby laser at Helmert Tower. It has been built around a one-meter-Coude telescope and is equipped by a 50 ps Nd:YAG laser and a SPAD receiver. The first successful Lageos passes were obtained in May 1992 demonstrating 2-3 cm rms at the single photon level. The new station will be used for experimental work and selected campaigns as well.

Fischer, H.; Grunwaldt, Ludwig; Neubert, Reinhart

1993-01-01

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75 FR 13801 - Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Order Extending the...  

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...DPR-39 and DPR-48] Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2...Conforming Amendment I Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) is...DPR-48, for the Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and...

2010-03-23

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78 FR 66965 - In the Matter of Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Dresden Nuclear Power Station Confirmatory Order...  

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...NRC-2013-0245] In the Matter of Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Dresden Nuclear Power Station Confirmatory Order Modifying License I Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon or the...operation of the Dresden Nuclear Power Station (Dresden...

2013-11-07

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75 FR 58445 - Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Unit Nos. 2 and 3...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NRC-2010-0303] Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Unit Nos. 2 and...DPR-56, issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (the licensee...operation of Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS),...

2010-09-24

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33 CFR 165.553 - Security Zone; Salem and Hope Creek Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey. 165.553 Section 165.553 Navigation and Navigable...Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone: the waters...

2012-07-01

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33 CFR 165.552 - Security Zone; Oyster Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey. 165.552 Section 165.552 Navigation and Navigable...Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone:...

2012-07-01

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33 CFR 165.553 - Security Zone; Salem and Hope Creek Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey. 165.553 Section 165.553 Navigation and Navigable...Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone: the waters...

2013-07-01

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33 CFR 165.553 - Security Zone; Salem and Hope Creek Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey.  

...Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey. 165.553 Section 165.553 Navigation and Navigable...Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone: the waters...

2014-07-01

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33 CFR 165.553 - Security Zone; Salem and Hope Creek Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey. 165.553 Section 165.553 Navigation and Navigable...Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone: the waters...

2011-07-01

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33 CFR 165.552 - Security Zone; Oyster Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey.  

...Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey. 165.552 Section 165.552 Navigation and Navigable...Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone:...

2014-07-01

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33 CFR 165.553 - Security Zone; Salem and Hope Creek Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey. 165.553 Section 165.553 Navigation and Navigable...Generation Stations, Delaware River, Salem County, New Jersey. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone: the waters...

2010-07-01

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33 CFR 165.552 - Security Zone; Oyster Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey. 165.552 Section 165.552 Navigation and Navigable...Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone:...

2013-07-01

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33 CFR 165.552 - Security Zone; Oyster Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey. 165.552 Section 165.552 Navigation and Navigable...Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone:...

2010-07-01

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33 CFR 165.552 - Security Zone; Oyster Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey. 165.552 Section 165.552 Navigation and Navigable...Creek Generation Station, Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone:...

2011-07-01

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75 FR 5631 - Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, Wolf Creek Generating Station; Environmental Assessment...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket No. 50-482; NRC-2010-0032] Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, Wolf Creek Generating Station; Environmental Assessment...Facility Operating License No. NPF-42, issued to Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation...

2010-02-03

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77 FR 56238 - Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, Wolf Creek Generating Station; Application for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket No. 50-382; NRC-2012-0212] Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, Wolf Creek Generating Station; Application for Amendment...or the Commission) has granted the request of Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation (the...

2012-09-12

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Converting Limbo Lands to Energy-Generating Stations: Renewable Energy Technologies on Underused, Formerly Contaminated Sites  

EPA Science Inventory

This report addresses the potential for using "Limbo Lands" as sites for renewable energy generating stations. Limbo Lands are considered as underused, formerly contaminated sites, and include former Superfund sites, landfills, brownfields, abandoned mine lands, former industrial...

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75 FR 10834 - Energy Northwest; Columbia Generating Station; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Columbia Generating Station; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant...51.21, the NRC performed an environmental assessment. Based on the results of the environmental assessment, the NRC is issuing a...

2010-03-09

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76 FR 1197 - Arizona Public Service Company, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station; Notice of Availability of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...operation for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS...In addition, the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 West Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340, has agreed to make...License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation,...

2011-01-07

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DESIGNING AND OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION AND COFIRING SAWDUST WITH COAL AT ALBRIGHT GENERATING STATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the period July 1, 2000-March 31, 2004, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) conducted an extensive demonstration of woody biomass cofiring at its Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations. This demonstration, cofunded by USDOE and Allegheny, and supported by the Biomass Interest Group (BIG) of EPRI, evaluated the impacts of sawdust cofiring in both cyclone boilers and tangentially-fired pulverized

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2004-01-01

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Inspiring the Next Generation: The International Space Station Education Accomplishments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Station (ISS) has a unique ability to capture the imagination of both students and teachers worldwide. Since 2000, the presence of humans onboard ISS has provided a foundation for numerous educational activities aimed at capturing that interest and motivating study in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Over 43 million students around the world have participated in ISS-related educational activities. Projects such as YouTube Space Lab, Sally Ride Earth Knowledge-based Acquired by Middle Schools (EarthKAM), SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites) Zero-Robotics, Tomatosphere, and MAI-75 events among others have allowed for global student, teacher and public access to space through student classroom investigations and real-time audio and video contacts with crewmembers. Educational activities are not limited to STEM but encompass all aspects of the human condition. This is well illustrated in the Uchu Renshi project, a chain poem initiated by an astronaut while in space and continued and completed by people on Earth. With ISS operations now extended to 2024, projects like these and their accompanying educational materials are available to more students around the world. From very early on in the program's history, students have been provided with a unique opportunity to get involved and participate in science and engineering projects. Many of these projects support inquiry-based learning that allows students to ask questions, develop hypothesis-derived experiments, obtain supporting evidence and identify solutions or explanations. This approach to learning is well-published as one of the most effective ways to inspire students to pursue careers in scientific and technology fields. Ever since the first space station element was launched, a wide range of student experiments and educational activities have been performed, both individually and collaboratively, by all the international partner agencies, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), European Space Agency, (ESA), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and a number of non-participating countries, some under commercial agreements. Many of these programs still continue, and others are being developed and added to the stations tasks on a regular basis. These diverse student experiments and programs fall into one of the following categories: student-developed experiments; students performing classroom versions of ISS experiments; students participating in ISS investigator experiments; education competitions; students participating in ISS Engineering Education; Education Demonstrations and Cultural Activities. This paper summarizes some of the main student experiments and educational activities that have been conducted on the space station.

Alleyne, Camille W.; Hasbrook, Pete; Knowles, Carolyn; Chicoine, Ruth Ann; Miyagawa, Yayoi; Koyama, Masato; Savage, Nigel; Zell, Martin; Biryukova, Nataliya; Pinchuk, Vladimir; Odelevsky, Vladimir; Firsyuk, Sergey; Alifanov, Oleg

2014-01-01

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Consequences of deregulation on nuclear power generating stations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Historically, the electric utilities are responsible for electric power generation, transmission and distribution. With the implementation of deregulation, the electric power system will split into separate disciplines for generation, transmission and distribution. The suppliers would be able to sell electricity directly to the consumers using electric utilities transmission and distribution lines. Deregulation takes place at a time when the transmission

Narinder K. Trehan

1998-01-01

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Research on internal faults of generators and their protection schemes in Three Gorges hydro power station  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the multi loop method, the internal faults of generators in China's Three Gorges hydroelectric power station, including the interturn short circuit in the same branch, the short circuit of two branches of same phase and the short circuit of two branches of different phases are calculated. According to the calculated data of 60 short circuits of 2 generators,

Wang Xiangheng; Wang Weijian; Wang Shanming

2000-01-01

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Assessment of district heating and cooling supply from Goudey Generating Station  

SciTech Connect

This paper addresses the feasibility analysis of retrofitting the New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) Goudey Generating Station for district heating and cooling supply to the SUNY-Binghamton Campus. The project involved detailed analysis of the power plant retrofit, dispatch analysis of the retrofitted Goudey Station in the New York Power Pool, environmental and permitting assessment, retrofit analysis of the SUNY campus to low temperature hot water and economic analysis.

McIntire, M.E.; Hall, D.; Beal, D.J. [New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, Binghamton, NY (United States)] [and others

1995-06-01

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Modeling of a horizontal steam generator for the submerged nuclear power station concept  

SciTech Connect

A submerged nuclear power station has been proposed as an alternative power station with a relatively low environmental impact for use by both industrialized and developing countries. The station would be placed 10 m above the seabed at a depth of 30--100 m and a distance of 10--30 km from shore. The submerged nuclear power station would be manufactured and refueled in a central facility, thus gaining the economies of factoryfabrication and the flexibility of short-lead-time deployment. To minimize the size of the submerged hull, horizontal steam generators are proposed for the primary-to-secondary heat transfer, instead of the more traditional vertical steam generators. The horizontal steam generators for SNPS would be similar in design to the horizontal steam generators used in the N-Reactors except the tube orientation is horizontal (the tube's inlet and outlet connection points on the tubesheet are at the same elevation). Previous RELAP5 input decks for horizontal steam generators have been either very simplistic (Loviisa PWR) or used a vertical tube orientation (N-Reactor). This paper will present the development and testing of a RELAP5 horizontal steam generator model, complete with a simple secondary water level control system, that accounts for the dynamic flow conditions which exist inside horizontal steam generators.

Palmrose, D.E.; Herring, J.S.

1993-01-01

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Modeling of a horizontal steam generator for the submerged nuclear power station concept  

SciTech Connect

A submerged nuclear power station has been proposed as an alternative power station with a relatively low environmental impact for use by both industrialized and developing countries. The station would be placed 10 m above the seabed at a depth of 30--100 m and a distance of 10--30 km from shore. The submerged nuclear power station would be manufactured and refueled in a central facility, thus gaining the economies of factoryfabrication and the flexibility of short-lead-time deployment. To minimize the size of the submerged hull, horizontal steam generators are proposed for the primary-to-secondary heat transfer, instead of the more traditional vertical steam generators. The horizontal steam generators for SNPS would be similar in design to the horizontal steam generators used in the N-Reactors except the tube orientation is horizontal (the tube`s inlet and outlet connection points on the tubesheet are at the same elevation). Previous RELAP5 input decks for horizontal steam generators have been either very simplistic (Loviisa PWR) or used a vertical tube orientation (N-Reactor). This paper will present the development and testing of a RELAP5 horizontal steam generator model, complete with a simple secondary water level control system, that accounts for the dynamic flow conditions which exist inside horizontal steam generators.

Palmrose, D.E.; Herring, J.S.

1993-05-01

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DESIGNING AND OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION AND COFIRING SAWDUST WITH COAL AT ALBRIGHT GENERATING STATION  

SciTech Connect

During the period July 1, 2000-March 31, 2004, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) conducted an extensive demonstration of woody biomass cofiring at its Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations. This demonstration, cofunded by USDOE and Allegheny, and supported by the Biomass Interest Group (BIG) of EPRI, evaluated the impacts of sawdust cofiring in both cyclone boilers and tangentially-fired pulverized coal boilers. The cofiring in the cyclone boiler--Willow Island Generating Station Unit No.2--evaluated the impacts of sawdust alone, and sawdust blended with tire-derived fuel. The biomass was blended with the coal on its way to the combustion system. The cofiring in the pulverized coal boiler--Albright Generating Station--evaluated the impact of cofiring on emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO{sub x}) when the sawdust was injected separately into the furnace. The demonstration of woody biomass cofiring involved design, construction, and testing at each site. The results addressed impacts associated with operational issues--capacity, efficiency, and operability--as well as formation and control of airborne emissions such as NO{sub x}, sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}2), opacity, and mercury. The results of this extensive program are detailed in this report.

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2004-06-01

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DESIGNING AN OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION AND COFIRING SAWDUST WITH COAL AT ALBRIGHT GENERATING STATION  

SciTech Connect

During the period October 1, 2001--December 31, 2001, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) completed construction of the Willow Island cofiring project. This included completion of the explosion proof electrical wiring, the control system, and the control software. Procedures for system checkout, shakedown, and initial operation were initiated during this period. During this time period the 100-hour test of the Albright Generating Station cofiring facility was completed. The testing demonstrated that cofiring at the Albright Generating Station could reliably contribute to a ''4P Strategy''--reduction of SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, mercury, and greenhouse gas emissions over a significant load range. During this period of time Allegheny Energy conducted facility tours of both Albright and Willow Island for the Biomass Interest Group of the Electric Power Research Institute. This report summarizes the activities associated with the Designer Opportunity Fuel program, and demonstrations at Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations. It details the completion of construction activities at the Willow Island site along with the 100-hr test at the Albright site.

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2002-01-01

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FINAL STAFF PAPER A New Generation of Combined Heat  

E-print Network

FINAL STAFF PAPER A New Generation of Combined Heat and Power: Policy Planning. Neff , Bryan. A New Generation of Combined Heat and Power: Policy Planning for 2030. 2012. California's existing portfolio of combined heat and power plants, how that capacity was reached, and how future policy

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Thermal and chemical tests of the steam generator of unit 3 at the Kalinin nuclear power station  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The results obtained from combined thermal and chemical tests of the steam generator of Unit 3 at the Kalinin nuclear power station are summarized. The obtained data are compared with the results of thermal and chemical tests carried out on steam generators at other nuclear power stations equipped with VVER-1000 reactors, and recommendations on selecting the steam-generator blowdown schedule are given.

Davidenko, N. N.; Trunov, N. B.; Saakov, E. S.; Berezanin, A. A.; Bogomolov, I. N.; Derii, V. P.; Nemytov, D. S.; Usanov, D. A.; Shestakov, N. B.; Shchelik, S. V.

2007-12-01

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75 FR 43579 - Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Victoria County Station, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Withdrawal of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NRC-2008-0542] Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Victoria County Station, Units 1 and 2; Notice...Exelon identified these reactors as Victoria County Station, Units 1 and 2. A notice...66059) announcing the acceptance of the Victoria County Station, Units 1 and 2 COL...

2010-07-26

65

The contribution of small hydro power stations to the electricity generation in Greece: Technical and economic considerations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hydropower is the most widely used renewable energy source worldwide, contributing almost with 18.5% to the fulfillment of the planet electricity generation. However, most locations in Europe appropriate for the installation of large hydro power stations have already been exploited. Furthermore, there is a significant local communities’ opposition towards new large power stations; hence, small hydro power stations remain one

J. K. Kaldellis

2007-01-01

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ANALYSIS AND STRUCTURE RESPONSE TO RECENT SLOT CUTTING AT MACTAQUAC GENERATING STATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Concrete expansion due to ASR at Mactaquac Generating Station in New Brunswick has caused significant deformations in the water retaining and powerhouse structures. Initially, slots were cut in the intake and diversion gravity sections and the analysis and response of the structures to these cuts has been reported previously. Recently, slots have been installed in the powerhouse and in the

Dan D. Curtis

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75 FR 69136 - Southern California Edison Company, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3 (SONGS 2 and 3), located in San Diego County...support structures, water, or land at the SONGS 2 and 3 site. The proposed action is in...significant physical modifications to the SONGS 2 and 3 security systems. While the...

2010-11-10

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Operation of Third Generation JPL Electronic Nose on the International Space Station  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Third Generation ENose is an air quality monitor designed to operate in the environment of the US Lab on the International Space Station (ISS). It detects a selected group of analytes at target concentrations in the ppm regime at an environmental temperature range of 18 - 30 o C, relative humidity from 25 - 75% and pressure from 530

M. A. Ryan; K. S. Manatt; S. Gluck; A. V. Shevade; A. K. Kisor; H. Zhou; L. M. Lara; M. L. Homer

69

Development of the Third Generation JPL Electronic Nose for International Space Station Technology Demonstration  

Microsoft Academic Search

The capabilities of the JPL Electronic Nose have been expanded to include characteristics required for a Technology Demonstration schedule on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2008-2009 (1,2). Concurrently, to accommodate specific needs on ISS, the processes, tools and analyses which influence all aspects of development of the device have also been expanded. The Third Generation ENose developed for this

A. V. Shevade; M. L. Homer; H. Zhou; A. D. Jewell; A. K. Kisor; K. S. Manatt; J. Torres; J. Soler; S.-P. S. Yen; M. A. Ryan; M. Blanco; W. A. Goddard

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MELCOR Analysis of Steam Generator Tube Creep Rupture in Station Blackout Severe Accident  

Microsoft Academic Search

A pressurized water reactor steam generator tube rupture (SGTR) is of concern because it represents a bypass of the containment for radioactive materials to the environment. In a station blackout accident, tube integrity could be threatened by creep rupture, particularly if cracks are present in the tube walls. Methods are developed herein to improve assessment capabilities for SGTR by using

Y. Liao; K. Vierow

2005-01-01

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75 FR 6071 - Exelon Generation Company, LLC; PSEG Nuclear, LLC; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NRC-2010-0042] Exelon Generation Company, LLC; PSEG Nuclear, LLC; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and 3; Notice...granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC, (Exelon...for the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS), Units...

2010-02-05

72

Space station automation study. Volume I. Executive summary. Autonomous systems and assembly. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Space Station Automation Study (SSAS) was to develop informed technical guidance for NASA personnel in the use of autonomy and autonomous systems to implement Space Station functions.

Not Available

1984-11-01

73

Intake-to-delivered-energy ratios for central station and distributed electricity generation in California  

Microsoft Academic Search

In previous work, we showed that the intake fraction (iF) for nonreactive primary air pollutants was 20 times higher in central tendency for small-scale, urban-sited distributed electricity generation (DG) sources than for large-scale, central station (CS) power plants in California [Heath, G.A., Granvold, P.W., Hoats, A.S., Nazaroff, W.W., 2006. Intake fraction assessment of the air pollutant exposure implications of a

Garvin A. Heath; William W. Nazaroff

2007-01-01

74

A practical design for an integrated HVDC unit - connected hydro-electric generating station  

SciTech Connect

To date, several authors (see reference list) have proclaimed benefits which can be achieved by integrating HVDC converter stations directly with generating units. The cost of a significant amount of plant and facilities found in conventional schemes is thereby eliminated. So far as is known however, no detailed studies have been done to quantify these benefits. This paper outlines the results of a study made recently by the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre to determine the practicality of such a scheme. To give credence to the results an actual hydro station design was used incorporating a HVDC thyristor valve scheme in a hypothetical situation. Financial and other benefits were determined for this example together with conclusions and recommendations for future specific projects and further areas of study.

Ingram, L. (Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg (CA))

1988-10-01

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Unconditional release of waste and recyclables at Ontario Hydro`s Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (DNGS)  

SciTech Connect

A innovative solid waste management program developed at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station has resulted in $1 million annual savings in avoided low-level radioactive waste (LLW) processing and storage costs. The process is supported by a trained and dedicated staff and utilizes multiple checks and barriers to ensure complete segregation and thorough monitoring of waste prior to its release as clean. The program has been reviewed by the Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB), external auditors and interested members of the public. It was commissioned with $150,000 in equipment costs and no additional labor costs.

Hudson, J.; Khalid, S.; Rhodes, M.

1995-12-31

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Next-Generation Real-Time Geodetic Station Sensor Web for Natural Hazards Research and Applications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report on a NASA AIST project focused on better forecasting, assessing, and mitigating natural hazards, including earthquakes, tsunamis, and extreme storms and flooding through development and implementation of a modular technology for the next-generation in-situ geodetic station, and a Geodetic Sensor Web to support the flow of information from multiple stations to scientists, mission planners, decision makers, and first responders. Meaningful warnings save lives when issued within 1-2 minutes for destructive earthquakes, several tens of minutes for tsunamis, and up to several hours for extreme storms and flooding, and can be provided by on-site fusion of multiple data types and generation of higher-order data products: GPS and accelerometer measurements to estimate point displacements, and GPS and meteorological measurements to estimate moisture variability in the free atmosphere. By operating semi-autonomously, each station can provide low-latency, high-fidelity and compact data products within the constraints of narrow communications bandwidth that often accompanies natural disasters. The project encompasses the following tasks, including hardware and software components: (1) Development of a power-efficient, low-cost, plug-in Geodetic Module for fusion of data from in situ sensors including GPS, a MEMS accelerometer package, and a MEMS meteorological sensor package, for deployment at 26 existing continuous GPS stations in southern California. The low-cost modular design is scalable to the many existing continuous GPS stations worldwide. (2) Estimation of new on-the-fly data products with 1 mm precision and accuracy, including three-dimensional broadband displacements and precipitable water, by new software embedded in the Geodetic Module's processor, rather than at a central processing facility. (3) Development of a Geodetic Sensor Web to allow the semi-autonomous sensors to transmit and receive information in real time by means of redundant sensor proxy servers and message broker networks to allow for robust sensor control, flow of data, data products, models and alarms, and to avoid single points of failure during emergencies. The team from SIO and JPL is working with users at the two National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices in southern California (San Diego and Los Angeles/Oxnard) and NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder to provide tropospheric signal delays and precipitable water vapor estimates for forecasting severe storms and flooding. Broadband displacements for earthquake and tsunami early warning and rapid response are being made available to users in the geophysics community through the Southern California Earthquake Data Center at Caltech.

Bock, Y.; Clayton, R. W.; Fang, P.; Geng, J.; Gutman, S. I.; Kedar, S.; Laber, J. L.; Moore, A. W.; Owen, S. E.; Small, I.; Squibb, M. B.; Webb, F.; Yu, E.

2012-12-01

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Final Report for Intravenous Fluid Generation (IVGEN) Spaceflight Experiment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA designed and operated the Intravenous Fluid Generation (IVGEN) experiment onboard the International Space Station (ISS), Increment 23/24, during May 2010. This hardware was a demonstration experiment to generate intravenous (IV) fluid from ISS Water Processing Assembly (WPA) potable water using a water purification technique and pharmaceutical mixing system. The IVGEN experiment utilizes a deionizing resin bed to remove contaminants from feedstock water to a purity level that meets the standards of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), the governing body for pharmaceuticals in the United States. The water was then introduced into an IV bag where the fluid was mixed with USP-grade crystalline salt to produce USP normal saline (NS). Inline conductivity sensors quantified the feedstock water quality, output water purity, and NS mixing uniformity. Six 1.5-L bags of purified water were produced. Two of these bags were mixed with sodium chloride to make 0.9 percent NS solution. These two bags were returned to Earth to test for compliance with USP requirements. On-orbit results indicated that all of the experimental success criteria were met with the exception of the salt concentration. Problems with a large air bubble in the first bag of purified water resulted in a slightly concentrated saline solution of 117 percent of the target value of 0.9 g/L. The second bag had an inadequate amount of salt premeasured into the mixing bag resulting in a slightly deficient salt concentration of 93.8 percent of the target value. The USP permits a range from 95 to 105 percent of the target value. The testing plans for improvements for an operational system are also presented.

McQuillen, John B.; McKay, Terri L.; Griffin, DeVon W.; Brown, Dan F.; Zoldak, John T.

2011-01-01

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Status of the International Space Station Regenerative ECLSS Water Recovery and Oxygen Generation Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA is developing three racks containing regenerative water recovery and oxygen generation systems (WRS and OGS) for deployment on the International Space Station (ISS). The major assemblies included in these racks are the Water Processor Assembly (WPA), Urine Processor Assembly (UPA), Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA), and the Power Supply Module (PSM) supporting the OGA. The WPA and OGA are provided by Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International (HSSSI), Inc., while the UPA and PSM are developed in- house by the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The assemblies have completed the manufacturing phase and are in various stages of testing and integration into the flight racks. This paper summarizes the status as of April 2005 and describes some of the technical challenges encountered and lessons learned over the past year.

Bagdigian, Robert M.; Cloud, Dale

2005-01-01

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Potential propellant storage and feed systems for space station resistojet propulsion options. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The resistojet system has been defined as part of the baseline propulsion system for the initial Operating Capability Space Station. The resistojet propulsion module will perform a reboost function using a wide variety of fluids as propellants. There are many optional propellants and propellant combinations for use in the resistojet including (but not limited to): hydrazine, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, water, carbon dioxide, and methane. Many different types of propulsion systems have flown or have been conceptualized that may have application for use with resistojets. This paper describes and compares representative examples of these systems that may provide a basis for space station resistojet system design.

Bader, C. H.

1987-01-01

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Modeling of a horizontal steam generator for the submerged nuclear power station concept  

Microsoft Academic Search

A submerged nuclear power station has been proposed as an alternative power station with a relatively low environmental impact for use by both industrialized and developing countries. The station would be placed 10 m above the seabed at a depth of 30--100 m and a distance of 10--30 km from shore. The submerged nuclear power station would be manufactured and

D. E. Palmrose; J. S. Herring

1993-01-01

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78 FR 32278 - Vogtle Electric Generating Station, Units 3 and 4; Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Change to...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Electric Generating Station, Units 3 and 4; Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Change...Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The...The exemption is required by Paragraph A.4 of Section VIII, ``Processes for...

2013-05-29

82

BWR/6 startup and transient tests at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station: Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the results of four plant tests performed during the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station Unit 1 startup test program. The report provides a source of first-of-a-kind BWR/6 data and an interpretation of the major data trends. The data may be applied in the qualification of reactor simulation computer codes. The transient data were recorded through the use of a General Electric Transient Analysis Recording System (GETARS). The detailed data trends are provided in Part I of the proprietary version of this report (2nd tier). Part II of the 2nd tier (proprietary) report entitled, ''Reactor Design Data for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station Unit 1,'' provides the reactor design data which can be used for the construction of a computer model to simulate the transients reported herein. The actual data are available from Electric Power Research Institute. 5 refs., 1 fig., 11 tabs.

Bhandari, B.J.; Crouch, W.D.; Nir, I.; Peng, S.J.; Rao, D.; Sanjines, L.F.; Alesil, G.; Nourse, R.D.

1989-03-01

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Space station needs, attributes and architectural options study. Briefing material: Final review and executive summary  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Advantages and disadvantages were assessed for configuration options for a modular 14' diameter space station, a modular aft cargo carrier and a shuttle derived vehicle. Early, intermediate, and mature configurations were defined as well as power requirements, heat rejection, hydrazine usage, and the external scavenging concept. Subsystems were analyzed for propulsion, attitude control, data processing, and communications. Areas of uncertainties, associated costs and benefits, and the cost by phase of the modular and shuttle derived vehicle configurations were identified. Technologies assessed included solar vs nuclear; gravity gradient vs active control; heat pipe radiators vs fluid loops; distributed processors vs centralized, and modular vs shuttle derived configuration. It was determined that the early space station architecture should include: (1) reusable OTV with aerobraking; (2) TMS with telepresence services; (3) OTV/TMS refueling and servicing capability; and (4) attached research laboratories for life sciences and materials processing.

1983-01-01

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Survey of flue gas desulfurization systems, Paddy's Run Station, Louisville Gas and Electric. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report gives results of a survey of the flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system on Unit 6 of Louisville Gas and Electric Co.'s Paddy's Run Power Station. The closed-loop system, which was started up in April 1973, uses a slurry of carbide lime in a marble-bed scrubber. The carbide lime, a waste by-product from a nearby acetylene manufacturing plant, contains

Isaacs

1975-01-01

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Environmental radiological studies downstream from Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Generating Station  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the information compiled in 1984 while assessing the environmental impact of radionuclides in aquatic releases from the Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Generating Station. Gamma-emitting radionuclides discharged since 1981 are found in many of the dietary components derived from the creeks receiving the effluent wastewater. Some soils and crops are found to contain radionuclides that originate from the contaminated water that was transferred to land during the irrigation season. /sup 134/Cs and /sup 137/Cs are the primary gamma-emitting radionuclides detected in the edible flesh of fish from the creeks. Concentrations in the flesh of fish decreased exponentially with distance from the plant. No significant differences in the /sup 137/Cs activity were found between male and female fish of equal size, but concentrations may vary in fish of different size, with the season and diet. 21% of the total /sup 137/Cs and /sup 134/Cs discharged between 1981 and 1984 is associated with the creek sediments to a distance of 27 km from the plant. Fractions of the missing inventory have been transferred to land during the irrigation season or to downstream regions more distant than 27 km from the plant. The radiocesium content of the sediments in 1984 decreased significantly in a downstream direction, much in the same manner as concentrations decreased in fish. Radioactivity originating from the plant was not above detection limits in any terrestrial food item sampled beyond 6.5 km from the plant. Based on the usage factors provided by individuals interviewed in a 1984 survey, the fish and aquatic-organism ingestion pathway contributed the largest radiological dose to humans utilizing products contaminated with the radionuclides in the liquid wastes discharged from the Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Generating Station in 1984.

Noshkin, V.E.; Wong, K.M.; Eagle, R.J.; Dawson, J.W.; Brunk, J.L.; Jokela, T.A.

1985-03-22

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A Second-Generation Volatile Organic Analyzer for the International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Early in the development of the Crew Health Care System (CHECS) for the International Space Station (ISS), it was recognized that detection of target volatile organic compounds would be a key component of the air monitoring strategy. Experiences during the NASA/Mir program supported the decision to include a real-time volatile organic analyzer (VOA) aboard ISS to help assess the impact of air quality events on crew health and determine the effectiveness of decontamination efforts. Toward this end, a joint development by the Toxicology Laboratory at Johnson Space Center and Graseby Dynamics produced a VOA that has been delivered and is ready for the first 5 years of ISS operation. The first-generation VOA selection criteria included minimizing size, weight, and power consumption while maintaining analytical performance. Measuring available technologies against these criteria, a VOA system based upon gas chromatography/ion mobility spectrometry (GC/IMS) was selected in the mid-90's. However, as NASA looks forward to later-stage ISS operations and to new frontiers such as human exploration of Mars, the ISS VOA (weighing 43 kg and consuming 160 watts) must be replaced by a smaller, less resource-intensive device. This paper will present a possible second-gene ration VOA based upon the same technology as the first-generation unit. Utilizing GC/IMS technology again will permit the instrumental data and experience gained during the initial phase of ISS to be applied to later ISS phases and advanced spacecraft missions. During the past 3 years, efforts to reduce the size of ion mobility spectrometers have been pursued by Graseby Dynamics, the manufacturer of the first-generation VOA. The concept of operation, expected analytical performance, and estimated size of a fully functional second-generation VOA based upon GC/mini-IMS technology will be presented. Furthermore, results of initial laboratory evaluations will be shown.

Limero, Thomas; Reese, Eric; Peters, Randy; James, John T.

1999-01-01

87

Development of the Second Generation International Space Station (ISS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The second generation International Space Station (ISS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer s (TOCA) function is to monitor concentrations of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in ISS water samples. TOC is one measurement that provides a general indication of overall water quality by indicating the potential presence of hazardous chemicals. The data generated from the TOCA is used as a hazard control to assess the quality of the reclaimed and stored water supplies on-orbit and their suitability for crew consumption. This paper details the unique ISS Program requirements, the design of the ISS TOCA, and a brief description of the on-orbit concept-of-operations. The TOCA schematic will be discussed in detail along with specific information regarding key components. The ISS TOCA was designed as a non-toxic TOC analyzer that could be deployed in a flight ready package. This basic concept was developed through laboratory component level testing, two moderate fidelity integrated system breadboard prototypes, a flight-like full scale prototype, as well as lessons learned from the inadequacies of the first unit. The result: a new TOCA unit that is robust in design and includes special considerations to microgravity and the on-orbit ISS environment. TOCA meets the accuracy needs of the ISS Program with a 1,000 to 25,000 g/L range, accurate to within +/-25%.

Clements, Anna L.; Stinson, Richard G.; VanWie, Michael; Warren, Eric

2009-01-01

88

MELCOR Analysis of Steam Generator Tube Creep Rupture in Station Blackout Severe Accident  

SciTech Connect

A pressurized water reactor steam generator tube rupture (SGTR) is of concern because it represents a bypass of the containment for radioactive materials to the environment. In a station blackout accident, tube integrity could be threatened by creep rupture, particularly if cracks are present in the tube walls. Methods are developed herein to improve assessment capabilities for SGTR by using the severe-accident code MELCOR. Best-estimate assumptions based on recent research and computational fluid dynamics calculations are applied in the MELCOR analysis to simulate two-dimensional natural circulation and to determine the relative creep-rupture timing in the reactor coolant pressure boundary components. A new method is developed to estimate the steam generator (SG) hottest tube wall temperature and the tube critical crack size for the SG tubes to fail first. The critical crack size for SG tubes to fail first is estimated to be 20% of the wall thickness larger than by a previous analysis. Sensitivity studies show that the failure sequence would change if some assumptions are modified. In particular, the uncertainty in the countercurrent flow limit model could reverse the failure sequence of the SG tubes and surge line.

Liao, Y.; Vierow, K. [Purdue University (United States)

2005-12-15

89

Robotic camera for automatic localization of steam generator tubes in nuclear power stations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Maintenance of steam generators occupies a substantial proportion of scheduled shutdowns at nuclear power stations. Maintenance operations are broken down into a number of distinct phases; these are performed separately to ensure accountability for the work carried out at each stage, thereby guaranteeing the quality of the maintenance process as a whole. One of these phases, known as `marking,' consists in locating certain tubes in the steam generator tube plate and marking them using a suitable system. The list of tubes for marking may be determined on the basis of prior tests. Marked tubes will undergo subsequent operations as required, such as plugging for example. Clearly, the quality of the marking process will have a significant impact on all subsequent maintenance operations on tubes in the secondary bundle. Present-day marking tools make little use of automation, and over-reliance on human judgement means that the marking phase is liable to error. Moreover, depending on the number of tubes to mark, this phase can be long and fastidious. With these considerations in mind, the EDF Research Division has developed a display system for locating steam generator tubes, with the main purpose of facilitating marking operations. Following an initialization phase, this system (named LUCANER) provides the operator with a simple, reliable and fully automatic method for locating tubes in the tube plate. Besides reducing the risk of error, the system also reduces the time required for the marking phase. The system can also be used for complementary phases involving checks on markings, checks on plugging, etc. In a wider context, it provides visual inspection capabilities over a large part of the bowl.

Cers, Philippe; Garnero, Marie-Agnes

1994-11-01

90

Dual-Mode Universities in Higher Education: Way Station or Final Destination?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the title the author asked whether dual-mode institutions were a stable "final" model for higher education or a step on the way to something else. Only a few institutions seem able to function in dual mode (i.e. with distinct groups of distance and classroom students) in a successful and sustainable way. Some institutions now claim that all…

Daniel, John

2012-01-01

91

ECOLOGICAL STUDIES OF FISH NEAR A COAL-FIRED GENERATING STATION AND RELATED LABORATORY STUDIES. WISCONSIN POWER PLANT IMPACT STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

Construction of a coal-fired electric generating station on wetlands adjacent to the Wisconsin River has permanently altered about one-half of the original 1,104-ha site. Change in the remaining wetlands continues as a result of waste heat and ashpit effluent produced by the stat...

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Spaceflight effects on consecutive generations of peas grown onboard the Russian segment of the International Space Station  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the period from March 2003 to April 2005 we fulfilled five experimental cultivations of genetically marked dwarf pea species in greenhouse Lada installed in the Russian segment (RS) of the International Space Station (ISS). The purpose of this series of experiments was to make morphologic and genetic analysis of pea plants grown in successive generations.According to our results, pea

Vladimir N. Sychev; Margarita A. Levinskikh; Sergey A. Gostimsky; Gail E. Bingham; Igor G. Podolsky

2007-01-01

93

HT to HTO conversion and field experiments near Darlington Nuclear Power Generating Station (DNPGS) site.  

PubMed

The Canadian input parameters related to tritiated hydrogen gas (HT) used in tritium dose models are currently based on experiments performed at the Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) site in 1986, 1987 and 1994. There is uncertainty in how well other sites experiencing atmospheric HT releases are represented by these data. In order to address this uncertainty, HT to HTO conversion factors were evaluated at different locations near the Darlington Nuclear Power Generating Station (DNPGS) site using various experimental approaches. These were D2 gas exposure chamber experiments, atmospheric tritium measurements, and HTO and OBT measurements in vegetation and soil. In addition to these field experiments, chamber experiments were conducted using HT gas on field soil samples. The suggested Canadian input parameters for atmospheric tritium releases estimate the total fraction of HT oxidized in air and in soil, at the site, to be up to a maximum of 2.4%. Based on the more limited data obtained near DNPGS in early spring, this fraction would likely be closer to 0.5%. The result suggests that current parameters provide a conservative estimate for the DNPGS site. PMID:24565644

Kim, S B; Stuart, M; Bredlaw, M; Festarini, A; Beaton, D

2014-06-01

94

Navajo Generating Station and Clean-Energy Alternatives: Options for Renewables  

SciTech Connect

In January 2012, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory delivered to the Department of the Interior the first part of a study on Navajo Generating Station (Navajo GS) and the likely impacts of BART compliance options. That document establishes a comprehensive baseline for the analysis of clean energy alternatives, and their ability to achieve benefits similar to those that Navajo GS currently provides. This analysis is a supplement to NREL's January 2012 study. It provides a high level examination of several clean energy alternatives, based on the previous analysis. Each has particular characteristics affecting its relevance as an alternative to Navajo GS. It is assumed that the development of any alternative resource (or portfolio of resources) to replace all or a portion of Navajo GS would occur at the end of a staged transition plan designed to reduce economic disruption. We assume that replacing the federal government's 24.3% share of Navajo GS would be a cooperative responsibility of both the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD).

Hurlbut, D. J.; Haase, S.; Turchi, C. S.; Burman, K.

2012-06-01

95

Remedial investigation of contaminant mobility at Naval Weapons Station, Concord, California. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A remedial investigation was conducted at Naval Weapons Station, Concord, California, to determine the nature and extent of of wetland and terrestrial environments. The evaluation considered major pathways of contaminant migration including soil, water, air and biota. Major testing was conducted on soil and the biological components of the pathways. Chemical analysis of soil samples indicated substantial elevation in arsenic, cadmium, lead, selenium, zinc and copper in certain contaminated areas. Field-conducted clam bioassays showed a moderate potential for lead, cadmium, and zinc to bioaccumulate in clams placed in surface waters of a limited number of sampling sites. Plant and earthworm bioassays indicated substantial movement of arsenic, cadmium, lead, selenium, zinc and copper into plants and soil-dwelling organisms in contaminated areas. A definite threat of these contaminants to impact wildlife, especially the endangered species that inhabit the contaminated sites, was strongly suggested by the toxicological effects of these metals on birds and mammals. A hydrological evaluation indicated substantial movement of hazardous substances into surface waters during storm events and high tides. A comprehensive evaluation of natural resources indicated that the wetland areas have moderate to high functional values for wildlife habitat, food chain support, flood storage, shoreline anchorage, sediment trapping, nutrient retention and passive recreation and heritage.

Lee, C.R.; O'Neil, L.J.; Clairain, E.J.; Brandon, D.L.; Rhett, R.G.

1986-01-01

96

Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: United Irrigation District of Hidalgo County (United) – Rehabilitation of Main Canal, Laterals, and Diversion Pump StationFinal  

E-print Network

Lacewell and edited by Rachel Alexander for the first issue of the Rio Grande Basin Initiative newsletter published in Rio Grande Basin Initiative Outcomes, 1(1) (Rister and Lacewell). Main Canal, Laterals, and Diversion Pump StationFinal March, 2006... of initial construction costs. South Texas irrigation districts have an extensive system of engineered networks – including 24 major pumping stations, 800 miles of large water main and canals, 1,700 miles of pipelines, and 700 miles of laterals that deliver...

Rister, M. Edward; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Sturdivant, Allen W.

97

Challenges and Opportunities for Compound Semiconductor Devices in Next Generation Wireless Base Station Power Amplifiers  

E-print Network

Station Power Amplifiers Lawrence Larson, Peter Asbeck, and Donald Kimball Center for Wireless Communications, Dept of ECE, UCSD, La Jolla, CA 92093 Abstract -- Power Amplifiers for cellular base stations amplifiers will grow to well over $2B/year. These amplifiers typically produce 20- 80W of RF power, have

Asbeck, Peter M.

98

North Station North Station  

E-print Network

North Station North Station North Station East Station ... ... North Station Water Tower Elysian, and so on. She then hides the renamed map and the permutation table in a safe. Next, Virgil tosses a coin

Chazelle, Bernard

99

Space Station Power System issues  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A number of attractive options are available for the Space Station Power System. These include a photovoltaic system or solar dynamic system for power generation, batteries or fuel cells for energy storage and ac or dc for power management and distribution. These options are being explored during the present preliminary design and definition phase of the Space Station Program. Final selections are presently targeted for January 1986.

Forestieri, A. F.

1985-01-01

100

Solar heating and domestic hot water system installed at Kansas City, Fire Station, Kansas City, Missouri. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This document is the final report of the solar energy heating and hot water system installed at the Kansas City Fire Station, Number 24, 2309 Hardesty Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The solar system was designed to provide 47 percent of the space heating, 8800 square feet area and 75 percent of the domestic hot water (DHW) load. The solar system consists of 2808 square feet of Solaron, model 2001, air, flat plate collector subsystem, a concrete box storage subsystem which contains 1428 cubic feet of 1/2 inch diameter pebbles weighing 71 1/2 tons, a DHW preheat tank, blowers, pumps, heat exchangers, air ducting, controls and associated plumbing. Two 120-gallon electric DHW heaters supply domestic hot water which is preheated by the solar system. Auxiliary space heating is provided by three electric heat pumps with electric resistance heaters and four 30-kilowatt electric unit heaters. There are six modes of system operation. This project is part of the Department of Energy PON-1 Solar Demonstration Program with DOE cost sharing $154,282 of the $174,372 solar system cost. The Final Design Review was held March 1977, the system became operational March 1979 and acceptance test was completed in September 1979.

None

1980-07-01

101

Alternative electric generation impact simulator : final summary report  

E-print Network

This report is a short summary of three related research tasks that were conducted during the project "Alternative Electric Generation Impact Simulator." The first of these tasks combines several different types of ...

Gruhl, Jim

1981-01-01

102

National Account Energy Alliance Final Report for the Basin Electric Project at Northern Border Pipeline Company's Compressor Station #7, North Dakota  

SciTech Connect

A field research test and verification project was conducted at the recovered energy generation plant at Northern Border Pipeline Company Compressor Station #7 (CS#7) near St. Anthony. Recovered energy generation plant equipment was supplied and installed by ORMAT Technologies, Inc. Basin Electric is purchasing the electricity under a purchase power agreement with an ORMAT subsidiary, which owns and operates the plant.

Sweetzer, Richard [Exergy Partners Corp.; Leslie, Neil [Gas Technology Institute

2008-02-01

103

The generation of simple compliance boundaries for mobile communication base station antennas using formulae for SAR estimation.  

PubMed

In this paper, a procedure is proposed for generating simple and practical compliance boundaries for mobile communication base station antennas. The procedure is based on a set of formulae for estimating the specific absorption rate (SAR) in certain directions around a class of common base station antennas. The formulae, given for both whole-body and localized SAR, require as input the frequency, the transmitted power and knowledge of antenna-related parameters such as dimensions, directivity and half-power beamwidths. With knowledge of the SAR in three key directions it is demonstrated how simple and practical compliance boundaries can be generated outside of which the exposure levels do not exceed certain limit values. The conservativeness of the proposed procedure is discussed based on results from numerical radio frequency (RF) exposure simulations with human body phantoms from the recently developed Virtual Family. PMID:19531847

Thors, B; Hansson, B; Törnevik, C

2009-07-01

104

Fire-retardant lubricant for turbine generators. Final report. [PWR  

SciTech Connect

The use of a fire resistant fluid in steam turbine generator lubrication systems would reduce the fire risks associated with current mineral lubricating oils. This project was directed toward determining the fesibility of modifying an existing Westinghouse lubrication system to use a phosphate ester lubricating fluid. The effects of the fluid on major components of the lubrication system including oil supply system, bearings, and generator hydrogen seal system were investigated. Performance and material compatibility impact on system components are identified and modifications recommended where required. Estimates of major modification costs are presented. The results of this study indicate that, with appropriate system modifications, a phosphate ester fluid can be an effective and reliable steam turbine generator lubricant. Recommendations are presented for component verification testing.

Pankowiecki, J.

1983-01-01

105

77 FR 22361 - Energy Northwest, Columbia Generating Station; Final Supplement 47 to the Generic Environmental...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and NGCC; (5) coal-fired power; (6) energy conservation and energy efficiency; (7) purchased power; (8...hydroelectric power; (12) ocean wave and current energy; (13) geothermal power; (14) municipal solid waste;...

2012-04-13

106

Final Report for CORBA for Fourth Generation Language  

SciTech Connect

The standard for object based networking is the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA). However, CORBA is not available for Fourth Generation Languages (4GL's) such as Visual Numerics? PV-WAVE or Research Systems? Interactive Data Language (RSI-IDL), which are widely used by scientists and engineers for data visualization and analysis. The proposed work would provide a set of tools to allow 4GL's to interoperate with CORBA.

Svetlana Shasharina

2005-06-28

107

600-watt free-piston Stirling engine generator. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The prototype free-piston Stirling-engine alternator has achieved 500 watts of power, 50 Hz, at average 500/sup 0/C heater head temperature on a solid fuel burner. Using standard scaling procedures, this machine will produce 780 watts, 60 Hz, at 700/sup 0/C. At this time, modifications are underway which will raise power and frequency to predicted levels. Additional tests are planned and a 2nd-generation design has been started. Future commercialization plans are described.

Not Available

1981-01-01

108

Low earth orbit environmental effects on the Space Station photovoltaic power generation systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A summary of the low earth orbital environment, its impact on the photovoltaic power systems of the Space Station and the solutions implemented to resolve the environmental concerns or issues are described. Low earth orbital environment (LEO) presents several concerns to the photovoltaic power systems of the Space Station. These concerns include atomic oxygen interaction with the polymeric substrate of the solar arrays, ionized environment effects on the array operating voltage, the effects of the meteoroids and debris impacts and penetration through the different layers of the solar cells and their circuits, and the high energy particle and radiation effects on the overall solar array performance. Potential solutions to some of the degrading environmental interactions that will provide the photovoltaic power system of the Space Station with the desired life are also summarized.

Nahra, H. K.

1988-01-01

109

Low Earth orbit environmental effects on the space station photovoltaic power generation systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A summary of the Low Earth Orbital Environment, its impact on the Photovoltaic Power systems of the space station and the solutions implemented to resolve the environmental concerns or issues are described. Low Earth Orbital Environment (LEO) presents several concerns to the Photovoltaic power systems of the space station. These concerns include atomic oxygen interaction with the polymeric substrate of the solar arrays, ionized environment effects on the array operating voltage, the effects of the meteoroids and debris impacts and penetration through the different layers of the solar cells and their circuits, and the high energy particle and radiation effects on the overall solar array performance. Potential solutions to some of the degrading environmental interactions that will provide the photovoltaic power system of the space station with the desired life are also summarized.

Nahra, Henry K.

1987-01-01

110

40 CFR 49.5513 - Federal Implementation Plan Provisions for Navajo Generating Station, Navajo Nation.  

...applicable to single station monitors. Data obtained from the monitors shall be reported...for testing found in 40 CFR 60.7. All data/reports of testing results shall be submitted...emissions limitation and the operating data and calculations used in determining...

2014-07-01

111

Next Generation Risk Assessment: Incorporation of Recent Advances in Molecular, Computational, and Systems Biology (Final Report)  

EPA Science Inventory

This final report, "Next Generation Risk Assessment: Recent Advances in Molecular, Computational, and Systems Biology", describes new approaches that are faster, less resource intensive, and more robust that can help address the challenges of assessing potential health hazards fo...

112

Final Report for "Analyzing and visualizing next generation climate data"  

SciTech Connect

The project "Analyzing and visualizing next generation climate data" adds block-structured (mosaic) grid support, parallel processing, and 2D/3D curvilinear interpolation to the open-source UV-CDAT climate data analysis tool. Block structured grid support complies to the Gridspec extension submitted to the Climate and Forecast metadata conventions. It contains two parts: aggregation of data spread over multiple mosaic tiles (M-SPEC) and aggregation of temporal data stored in different files (F-SPEC). Together, M-SPEC and F-SPEC allow users to interact with data stored in multiple files as if the data were in a single file. For computational expensive tasks, a flexible, multi-dimensional, multi-type distributed array class allows users to process data in parallel using remote memory access. Both nodal and cell based interpolation is supported; users can choose between different interpolation libraries including ESMF and LibCF depending on the their particular needs.

Pletzer, Alexander

2012-11-13

113

Messiah College Biodiesel Fuel Generation Project Final Technical Report  

SciTech Connect

Many obvious and significant concerns arise when considering the concept of small-scale biodiesel production. Does the fuel produced meet the stringent requirements set by the commercial biodiesel industry? Is the process safe? How are small-scale producers collecting and transporting waste vegetable oil? How is waste from the biodiesel production process handled by small-scale producers? These concerns and many others were the focus of the research preformed in the Messiah College Biodiesel Fuel Generation project over the last three years. This project was a unique research program in which undergraduate engineering students at Messiah College set out to research the feasibility of small-biodiesel production for application on a campus of approximately 3000 students. This Department of Energy (DOE) funded research program developed out of almost a decade of small-scale biodiesel research and development work performed by students at Messiah College. Over the course of the last three years the research team focused on four key areas related to small-scale biodiesel production: Quality Testing and Assurance, Process and Processor Research, Process and Processor Development, and Community Education. The objectives for the Messiah College Biodiesel Fuel Generation Project included the following: 1. Preparing a laboratory facility for the development and optimization of processors and processes, ASTM quality assurance, and performance testing of biodiesel fuels. 2. Developing scalable processor and process designs suitable for ASTM certifiable small-scale biodiesel production, with the goals of cost reduction and increased quality. 3. Conduct research into biodiesel process improvement and cost optimization using various biodiesel feedstocks and production ingredients.

Zummo, Michael M; Munson, J; Derr, A; Zemple, T; Bray, S; Studer, B; Miller, J; Beckler, J; Hahn, A; Martinez, P; Herndon, B; Lee, T; Newswanger, T; Wassall, M

2012-03-30

114

Final Monitoring Station Installation  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Inside the brown fiberglass hut, USGS Field Engineer Martin LaFevers connects the seismometer and Global Positioning System (GPS) to a power supply in preparation for the transmission of seismic and GPS data in near real-time. Newberry has been identified by the USGS as a very high threat volcano ow...

115

Gas generation from Hanford grout samples. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The radiolytic yields of H{sub 2}, N{sub 2}, O{sub 2}, N{sub 2}O, and CO from two batches of WHC-supplied samples of grouted simulated waste have been {gamma} irradiated at several dose rates (0.025, 0.63 and 130 krad/h for H{sub 2} and 130 krad/h for all other gases). In one batch, the liquid waste simulant that was added to the grout included the original components that were added to Tank 102-AP (labeled ``virgin``waste.) The second batch included a similar liquid waste simulant that was preirradiated to 35 Mrad prior to incorporation into the grout. It is believed that the preirradiated samples more closely represent radioactive waste that was stored in the tank for several years. The lowest dose rate corresponds approximately to that expected in the grout; with the high dose rate, doses equivalent to about 85 years storage in grout vaults were achieved. Most of the results on the batch of virgin samples have been reported recently (Report ANL 93/42). Here we report the results from the batch of preirradiated grout samples and compare the results from the two batches. The radiolytic yields of H{sub 2} and N{sub 2} are lower in the preirradiated than in the virgin grout. On the other hand G(O{sub 2}) is higher in the preirradiated samples: 0.078 vs. 0.026. The yield of nitrous oxide is essentially the same, G(N{sub 2}O) =0.010, in both. The yields measured from both batches are significantly higher than previously reported values. At 90{degrees}C similar amounts of H{sub 2} were generated thermally from both batches of grout, whereas the total amounts of N{sub 2} and N{sub 2}O were larger for the preirradiated than for the virgin grout samples. At lower temperatures the rate of generation was hardly measurable. Mass spectrometric analysis suggests that NO is thermally (but not radiolytically) released from the grout samples.

Jonah, C.D.; Kapoor, S.: Matheson, M.S.; Mulac, W.A.; Meisel, D.

1994-03-01

116

Second-generation-heliostat optimization studies. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this study was to define and quantify cost reductions in the Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace Second Generation Heliostat resulting from design and cost optimization. These cost reductions were based on optimizing the heliostat performance vs. cost and engineering design, and reviewing the design specification in selected technological areas with a goal of removing nonrealistic requirements and eliminating or minimizing overdesign. Specific technological areas investigated were: (1) designing the heliostat for survival strength rather than stiffness and reducing the operational wind requirements as dictated by this design approach; (2) reducing the pointing accuracy and/or beam quality required for some fraction or all of the heliostat field; (3) modifying the operational temperature range; (4) relaxing the rate at which the heliostat must move in the slew mode; (5) using alternate beam safety strategies; (6) analyzing actual wind data for selected sites in the southwest United States vs. the heliostat design specification survival wind requirements; (7) estimating heliostat damage for winds in excess of the design specification over a 30 year period; (8) evaluating the impact of designing the heliostat for higher wind loads; and (9) investigating the applicability to heliostat design of the standard engineering practices for designing buildings.

Not Available

1982-05-01

117

HYDROGEN GENERATION FROM ELECTROLYSIS - REVISED FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT  

SciTech Connect

DOE GO13028-0001 DESCRIPTION/ABSTRACT This report is a summary of the work performed by Teledyne Energy Systems to understand high pressure electrolysis mechanisms, investigate and address safety concerns related to high pressure electrolysis, develop methods to test components and systems of a high pressure electrolyzer, and produce design specifications for a low cost high pressure electrolysis system using lessons learned throughout the project. Included in this report are data on separator materials, electrode materials, structural cell design, and dissolved gas tests. Also included are the results of trade studies for active area, component design analysis, high pressure hydrogen/oxygen reactions, and control systems design. Several key pieces of a high pressure electrolysis system were investigated in this project and the results will be useful in further attempts at high pressure and/or low cost hydrogen generator projects. An important portion of the testing and research performed in this study are the safety issues that are present in a high pressure electrolyzer system and that they can not easily be simplified to a level where units can be manufactured at the cost goals specified, or operated by other than trained personnel in a well safeguarded environment. The two key objectives of the program were to develop a system to supply hydrogen at a rate of at least 10,000 scf/day at a pressure of 5000psi, and to meet cost goals of $600/ kW in production quantities of 10,000/year. On these two points TESI was not successful. The project was halted due to concerns over safety of high pressure gas electrolysis and the associated costs of a system which reduced the safety concerns.

IBRAHIM, SAMIR; STICHTER, MICHAEL

2008-07-31

118

Life Science on the International Space Station Using the Next Generation of Cargo Vehicles  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

With the retirement of the Space Shuttle and the transition of the International Space Station (ISS) from assembly to full laboratory capabilities, the opportunity to perform life science research in space has increased dramatically, while the operational considerations associated with transportation of the experiments has changed dramatically. US researchers have allocations on the European Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) and Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV). In addition, the International Space Station (ISS) Cargo Resupply Services (CRS) contract will provide consumables and payloads to and from the ISS via the unmanned SpaceX (offers launch and return capabilities) and Orbital (offers only launch capabilities) resupply vehicles. Early requirements drove the capabilities of the vehicle providers; however, many other engineering considerations affect the actual design and operations plans. To better enable the use of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory, ground and on-orbit facility development can augment the vehicle capabilities to better support needs for cell biology, animal research, and conditioned sample return. NASA Life scientists with experience launching research on the space shuttle can find the trades between the capabilities of the many different vehicles to be confusing. In this presentation we will summarize vehicle and associated ground processing capabilities as well as key concepts of operations for different types of life sciences research being launched in the cargo vehicles. We will provide the latest status of vehicle capabilities and support hardware and facilities development being made to enable the broadest implementation of life sciences research on the ISS.

Robinson, J. A.; Phillion, J. P.; Hart, A. T.; Comella, J.; Edeen, M.; Ruttley, T. M.

2011-01-01

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76 FR 75876 - Record of Decision for the Modification of the Groton Generation Station Interconnection...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...alternatives including generation output above levels currently authorized...disclosure and consideration of potential indirect effects from increased...While Western acknowledges the potential for indirect effects from continued...increased to serve additional output of the Groton Generation...

2011-12-05

120

The Williams Lake Generating Station: A case study of a large scale wood waste power generating plant  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the project inception, development, and performance of the largest biomass power generating plant in North America - in Williams Lake, British Columbia. The facility consumes over 600,000 tones of wood waste annually to generate electricity for sale to BC Hydro. Diversion of wood waste from beehive burners to the plant has significantly reduced particulate emissions in the

McBurney

1995-01-01

121

Inspiring the Next Generation: Student Experiments and Educational Activities on the International Space Station, 2000-2006  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

One important objective of NASA has always been to inspire the next generation. NASA and human space flight have a unique ability to capture the imaginations of both students and teachers. The presence of humans onboard the International Space Station (ISS) for more than five years now has provided a foundation for numerous educational activities aimed at capturing the interest and motivating study in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Yet even before the Expedition 1 crew arrived at station in November 2000, experiments with student participation were being conducted onboard ISS in support of NASA missions. One of NASA's protein crystal growth experiments had been delivered to station by the shuttle Atlantis during STS-106 in September 2000 and was returned to Earth six weeks later aboard the shuttle Discovery during the STS-92 mission. From very early on it was recognized that students would have a strong interest in the ISS, and that this would provide a unique opportunity for them to get involved and participate in science and engineering projects on ISS. It should be noted that participation is not limited to U.S. students but involves the 16 International Partner countries and various other countries under special commercial agree

Thomas, Donald A.; Robinson, Julie A.; Tate, Judy; Thumm, Tracy

2006-01-01

122

Using gas-turbine power stations with aircraft engines for power-and-heat generation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose is to determine certain power engineering indices of gas turbine engines used to generate electricity and heat. The RD-3M-500 engine is discussed. It is concluded that the engine would be useful for the generation of heat and electricity in regions located far from large power sources when these regions had limited water and fuel supplies.

A. A. Margaryan

1984-01-01

123

Water-related constraints to the development of geothermal electric generating stations  

SciTech Connect

The water-related constraints, which may be among the most complex and variable of the issues facing commercialization of geothermal energy, are discussed under three headings: (1) water requirements of geothermal power stations, (2) resource characteristics of the most promising hydrothermal areas and regional and local water supply situations, and (3) legal issues confronting potential users of water at geothermal power plants in the states in which the resource areas are located. A total of 25 geothermal resource areas in California, New Mexico, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Hawaii, and Alaska were studied. Each had a hydrothermal resource temperature in excess of 150/sup 0/C (300/sup 0/F) and an estimated 30-year potential of greater than 100-MW(e) capacity.

Robertson, R.C.; Shepherd, A.D.; Rosemarin, C.S.; Mayfield, M.W.

1981-06-01

124

Specific features of corrosion damage to heat-transfer tubes of steam generators used at nuclear power stations equipped with VVER-1000 reactors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Specific features of corrosion damage occurring to the heat-transfer tubes of steam generators used at nuclear power stations equipped with VVER-1000 reactors are considered. The results obtained from metallographic studies of flaws found in samples cut out from steam-generator tubes are analyzed. Regularities with which flaws of steam-generator tubes are distributed over the tube bundle volume are discussed. Approaches for assessing the technical state and remaining service life of steam-generator tubes are presented.

Nemytov, D. S.; Tyapkov, V. F.

2009-07-01

125

Low-level radwaste storage facility at Hope Creek and Salem Generating Stations  

SciTech Connect

Following the January 1, 1993, closure of the radwaste disposal facilities at Beatty, Nevada, and Richland, Washington (to waste generators outside the compact), only Barnwell, South Carolina, is open to waste generators in most states. Barnwell is scheduled to stay open to waste generators outside the Southeast Compact until June 30, 1994. Continued delays in opening regional radwaste disposal facilities have forced most nuclear utilities to consider on-site storage of low-level radwaste. Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE G) considered several different radwaste storage options before selecting the design based on the steel-frame and metal-siding building design described in the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) TR-100298 Vol. 2, Project 3800 report. The storage facility will accommodate waste generated by Salem units 1 and 2 and Hope Creek unit 1 for a 5-yr period and will be located within their common protected area.

Oyen, L.C.; Lee, K. (Sargent Lundy, Chicago, IL (United States)); Bravo, R.; Bovankovich, B. (Public Service Electric Gas Co., Hancocks Bridge, NJ (United States))

1993-01-01

126

Performance of station service induction motors following full load rejection of a nuclear generating unit  

SciTech Connect

In this paper the authors describe simulations, using EPRI`s Extended Transient Midterm Stability Program (ETMSP), which were performed to understand the nature of a failed load rejection test on a nuclear unit. The failure was a result of large induction motors stalling, causing protective relays to operate. Potential remedial measures were simulated and a final solution, using a temporary voltage boost on the AVR, adopted and implemented to prevent further failures.

Rogers, G.J.; Beaulieu, R.E.; Hajagos, L.M. [Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

1995-08-01

127

Space Station Power Generation in Support of the Beta Gimbal Anomaly Resolution  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest and most complex spacecraft ever assembled and operated in orbit. The first U.S. photovoltaic (PV) module, containing two solar arrays, was launched, installed, and activated in early December 2000. After the first week of continuously rotating the U.S. solar arrays, engineering personnel in the ISS Mission Evaluation Room (MER) observed higher than expected electrical currents on the drive motor in one of the Beta Gimbal Assemblies (BGA), the mechanism used to maneuver a U.S. solar array. The magnitude of the motor currents continued to increase over time on both BGA's, creating concerns about the ability of the gimbals to continue pointing the solar arrays towards the sun, a function critical for continued assembly of the ISS. A number of engineering disciplines convened in May 2001 to address this on-orbit hardware anomaly. This paper reviews the ISS electrical power system (EPS) analyses performed to develop viable operational workarounds that would minimize BGA use while maintaining sufficient solar array power to continue assembly of the ISS. Additionally, EPS analyses performed in support of on-orbit BGA troubleshooting exercises is reviewed. EPS capability analyses were performed using SPACE, a computer code developed by NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) for the ISS program office.

Delleur, Ann M.; Propp, Timothy W.

2003-01-01

128

Space Station Power Generation Investigated in Support of the Beta Gimbal Anomaly Resolution  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest and most complex spacecraft ever assembled and operated in orbit. The first U.S. photovoltaic module, containing two solar arrays, was launched, installed, and activated in early December 2000. After the first week of continuously rotating the U.S. solar arrays, engineering personnel in the ISS Mission Evaluation Room observed higher than expected electrical currents on the drive motor in one of the Beta Gimbal Assemblies (BGA), the mechanism used to maneuver a U.S. solar array (see the on-orbit photograph). The magnitude of the motor currents continued to increase over time on both BGAs, creating concerns about the ability of the gimbals to continue pointing the solar arrays towards the Sun, a function critical for continued assembly of the ISS. The BGA provides two critical capabilities to the ISS: (1) transfer of electrical power across a rotating joint and (2) positioning of the solar arrays. A number of engineering disciplines convened in May 2001 to address this on-orbit hardware anomaly. Over the course of a year, many scenarios were developed and used. Only two are discussed here: parked arrays and dual-angle mode.

Delleur, Ann M.; Propp, Timothy

2004-01-01

129

Evaluation of Electrochemically Generated Potable Water Disinfectants for Use on the International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Microbial contamination and subsequent growth in spacecraft water systems are constant concerns for missions involving human crews. The current potable water disinfectant for the International Space Station (ISS) is iodine; however, with the end of the Space Shuttle Program, there is a need to develop redundant biocide systems that do not require regular up-mass dependencies. Throughout the course of a year, four different electrochemical systems were investigated as a possible biocide for potable water on the ISS. Research has indicated that a wide variability exists with regards to efficacy in both concentration and exposure time of these disinfectants; therefore, baseline efficacy values were established. This paper describes a series of tests performed to establish optimal concentrations and exposure times for four disinfectants against single and mixed species planktonic and biofilm bacteria. Results of the testing determined whether these electrochemical disinfection systems are able to produce a sufficient amount of chemical in both concentration and volume to act as a biocide for potable water on the ISS.

Rodriquez, Branelle; Anderson, Molly; Adams, Niklas; Vega, Leticia; Botkin, Douglas

2013-01-01

130

Evaluation of Electrochemically Generated Potable Water Disinfectants for Use on the International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Microbial contamination and subsequent growth in spacecraft water systems are constant concerns for missions involving human crews. The current potable water disinfectant is iodine; however, with the end of the Space Shuttle program, there is a need to develop redundant biocide systems which are less dependent on hardware that would need to be launched on a regular basis. Three systems for electrochemical production of potable water disinfectants are being assessed for use on the International Space Station (ISS). Since there is a wide variability in the literature with regards to efficacy in both concentration and exposure time of these disinfectants, there is a need to establish baseline efficacy values. This paper describes a series of tests performed in order to establish optimal concentrations and exposure times for four disinfectants against single and mixed species planktonic and biofilm bacteria and to determine whether these electrochemical disinfection devices are able to produce a sufficient amount of chemical in both concentration and volume to act as a biocide for potable water on ISS.

Vega, Leticia; Aber, Gregory; Adam, Niklas; Clements, Anna; Modica, Catherine; Younker, Diane

2011-01-01

131

Evaluation of Electrochemically Generated Potable Water Disinfectants for Use on the International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Microbial contamination and subsequent growth in spacecraft water systems are constant concerns for missions involving human crews. The current potable water disinfectant for the International Space Station (ISS) is iodine; however, with the end of the Space Shuttle program, there is a need to develop redundant biocide systems that do not require regular up ]mass dependencies. Throughout the course of a year, four different electrochemical systems were investigated as a possible biocide for potable water on the ISS. Research has indicated that there is a wide variability with regards to efficacy in both concentration and exposure time of these disinfectants, therefore baseline efficacy values were established. This paper describes a series of tests performed in order to establish optimal concentrations and exposure times for four disinfectants against single and mixed species planktonic and biofilm bacteria. Results of the testing determined whether these electrochemical disinfection systems are able to produce a sufficient amount of chemical in both concentration and volume to act as a biocide for potable water on ISS.

Rodriquez, Branelle; Anderson, Molly; Anderson, Molly; Adam, Niklas; Vega, Leticia; Modica, Catherine; Bodkin, Douglas

2012-01-01

132

Space Station momentum control and reboost requirements for two power generation concepts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Results are presented of dynamic structural analyses of 75 and 300 kW versions of a solar dynamic (SD) power supply for the Space Station (MSS). The SD is being seriously considered as an alternative to solar panels due to lower areal and mass requirements and higher efficiencies. The functioning principle is to use parabolic concentrators to focus sunlight on a heat engine to boil liquids to drive a turbine. Potential problems are foreseen in terms of the torques which would be experienced by the MSS and the subsequent orbital stability effects. The stability would be altered by changing aerodynmaic drag, altered moment of inertia and angular momentum and the altered center of mass location. The problem is exacerbated by the need to first equip the MSS with solar panels while the SD technology is developed. The analysis shows that the attitude control system will need to be redesigned and resized to accommodate MSS growth with either power system. The effects of the rotating parts of the SD system can be minimized, but further studies are required to determine the effects on the pointing accuracy of the SD, which must be 10 times as precise as that needed by a photovoltaic array.

Farmer, J. T.; Lovelace, U. M.; Badi, D. M.; Cuddihy, W. F.

1986-01-01

133

Impact of system security in an open market on nuclear power generating stations  

Microsoft Academic Search

In open market competition, the power industry will change from a vertically integrated and regulated monopoly to a functionally unbundled industry. The electric power system will split into separate disciplines namely generation, transmission, and distribution. The power producers can sell electricity directly to the consumers using the electric utility's transmission and distribution lines. The electric utilities are under great pressure

Narinder K. Trehan

2000-01-01

134

APPLICATION OF H-VARB TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE COAL FLOW BALANCE AT NANTICOKE GENERATING STATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The power generation industry is constantly challenged with the need to improve the emissions and heat rate performance of their assets. In the case of pulverized coal fired units, poor fuel balance at the burners is a relatively common issue that impedes efforts for combustion optimisation. The problem of fuel imbalance is particularly acute on units that employ splitting devices

Abdelwahab Aroussi; Jacob Roberts

135

Final Report for snf Project no. 9502830 Networks and Paradigms for the Next Generation of Distributed  

E-print Network

Final Report for snf Project no. 9502830 Networks and Paradigms for the Next Generation and aau October 16, 1998 Overall Project Summary The snf funded framework grant ``Networks and Paradigms December 31st 1998. During this pe­ riod two snf workshops and three workshops at international conferences

Nielsen, Brian

136

Seismic structural fragility investigation for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Unit 1 (Project I); SONGS-1 AFWS Project  

SciTech Connect

An evaluation of the seismic capacities of several of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Unit 1 (SONGS-1) structures was conducted to determine input to the overall probabilistic methodology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Seismic structural fragilities to be used as input consist of median seismic capacities and their variabilities due to randomness and uncertainty. Potential failure modes were identified for each of the SONGS-1 structures included in this study by establishing the seismic load-paths and comparing expected load distributions to available capacities for the elements of each load-path. Particular attention was given to possible weak links and details. The more likely failure modes were screened for more detailed investigation.

Wesley, D.A.; Hashimoto, P.S.

1982-04-01

137

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Warner, H. D.

138

Automated visual inspection stations for next-generation semiconductor package quality control  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the last several years, the semiconductor industry has come to the realization that the package into which a die is placed is at least as critical to the performance of the complete electronic system as the die itself. This realization has led to an explosive effort across the entire industry to advance the state-of-the-art in semiconductor packaging. To date, this effort has already produced semiconductor packaging options on the scale of the die (i.e., chip scale packaging -- CSP). While CSPs and other advanced packaging techniques provide improved electronic system performance, they also increase the quality control burden (despite the highly automated processes used to manufacture the packages, quality control remains, for the most part, a manual operation). This paper addresses the necessary requirements of automated visual inspection (AVI) for quality control of current and future semiconductor packaging. The necessary requirements of the station are subdivided into two categories: those pertaining to the hardware platform, and those pertaining to the software reasoning engine. Hardware requirements are discussed in terms of finding the best match between commercial, off-the- shelf, hardware components and a given inspection application. Components reviewed include: imagers, optics, illumination systems, auto-focus/alignment systems, material handlers, parallel image preprocessors, and host computers. Applications reviewed include: pin grid array (PGA), ball grid array (BGA), and flip-chip package inspection. Also discussed in the hardware section are options that may be used when commercial components are not adequate. Software requirements are discussed in terms of the functionality required to provide accurate, real-time characterization of package quality, to gain operator acceptance, and to produce meaningful statistics for use in process control.

DeYong, Mark R.; Eskridge, Thomas C.; Grace, John W.; Newberry, Jeff E.; Jones, J. H.; Hart, B. E.

1996-09-01

139

Investigation into the High Voltage Shutdown of the Oxygen Generator System in the International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Hydrogen Dome Assembly Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) serial number 00001 suffered a cell stack high-voltage shutdown on July 5, 2010. The Hydrogen Dome Assembly ORU was removed and replaced with the on-board spare ORU serial number 00002 to maintain OGS operation. The Hydrogen Dome Assembly ORU was returned from ISS on STS-133/ULF-5 in March 2011 with test, teardown and evaluation (TT&E) and failure analysis to follow.

Carpenter, Joyce E.; Gentry, Gregory J.; Diderich, Greg S.; Roy, Robert J.; Golden, John L.; VanKeuren, Steve; Steele, John W.; Rector, Tony J.; Varsik, Jerome D.; Montefusco, Daniel J.; Wilson, Mark E.; Worthy, Erica S.

2012-01-01

140

Ginna Station steam generator U-bend tube analysis for chemical cleaning data  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses a potential cause of the decrease in steam pressure affecting many nuclear plant recirculating steam generators which is the buildup of deposit on the outside surfaces of the tubing. This deposit layer, if thick enough, acts to insulate'' the tube, resulting in decreased heat transfer from the reactor coolant to the secondary fluid. At some point in time, fouling may thus degrade thermal performance to a level that warrants chemical cleaning of the steam generators. To help in evaluating the extent and effect of deposit buildup in Rochester Gas Electric's (RGE) Ginna Plant steam generators, sections of one outer row Unbend tube were removed. The tube specimens were examined and tested to: (1) determine the deposit morphology (density, thickness, composition); (2) determine the effect of the deposit on the overall heat transfer coefficients; and (3) obtain the basic solubility and dissolution data needed to chemically clean the tube sections. Results of the laboratory examination and test program indicate that the deposit in the U-bend area is a duplex scale approximately 8--9 mils thick. The inner layer ({approximately}2 mils thick) is relatively non-porous and is composed primarily of calcium, phosphorous, and oxygen resulting from the plant's initial use of a phosphate based water treatment program. The outer layer is primarily magnetite with copper particles dispersed throughout. Bench scale tests confirmed that the solubility of the deposit in the EPRI/SGOG solvents is high ({approximately}98 %) with excellent dissolution kinetics. Heat transfer tests performed at prototypical steam generator pressures and temperatures and at nucleate boiling conditions indicate that the overall heat transfer coefficient of the tube specimens increased by {approximately}34 % when the deposit was removed with the EPRI/SGOG chemical cleaning process.

Sherburne, P.A.; Redmond, K.R.; Jevec, J.M.; Habib, T.F. (Babcock and Wilcox Co., Lynchburg, VA (United States))

1992-07-01

141

Woody biomass-based bioenergy development at the Atikokan Power Generating Station: Local perceptions and public opinions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To tackle climate change, reduce air pollution and promote development of renewable energy, the Ontario government is investing in the conversion of the coal-based Atikokan Power Generating Station (APGS) in Atikokan, Ontario, to woody biomass feedstock. This research offers one of the first looks at the perspectives of different individuals and groups on converting woody biomass to energy. Using a combination of study instruments which include literature review, surveys, interviews with key informants, semi-structured interviews, and focus group discussions, this dissertation uses qualitative research to provide a picture of the public's opinions and attitudes towards the APGS biomass energy development. Given Ontario's huge and sustainably managed forest resource, woody biomass is expected to be a major component of renewable energy production in Ontario. The move towards renewable energy that replaces fossil fuels with woody biomass will have considerable socio-economic implications for local and First Nation communities living in and around the bioenergy power generating station. Findings indicate that there is wide support for biomass utilization at the APGS by local people, especially since the project would create sustainable employment. The connection of woody biomass-based energy generation and rural community development provides opportunities and challenges for Atikokan's economic development. Respondents identified economic, environmental and social barriers to biomass utilization, and emphasized trust and transparency as key elements in the successful implementation of the APGS project. As demand for woody biomass-based energy increases, special attention will be needed to ensure and maintain the social, economic and environmental sustainability of biomass use at the APGS. In this research, respondents' views about biomass utilization for energy mainly focused on forest-related issues rather than energy. In Atikokan much of the project's social acceptability is directly linked to woody biomass providing job creation and community stability. Given this, it will be important to design policies and projects from a community development perspective to ensure long term community support. Information provided by this research creates a base for discussions as forest biomass energy becomes a vital issue in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, and other regions of the world. This research provides a look at a community's views using a method that provides breadth of information but that is specific in scope. Further research will be required to determine the reach of these opinions within the stakeholder groups, the general public, and across different regions.

Baten, Cassia Sanzida

142

Spaceflight effects on consecutive generations of peas grown onboard the Russian segment of the International Space Station  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the period from March 2003 to April 2005 we fulfilled five experimental cultivations of genetically marked dwarf pea species in greenhouse Lada installed in the Russian segment (RS) of the International Space Station (ISS). The purpose of this series of experiments was to make morphologic and genetic analysis of pea plants grown in successive generations. According to our results, pea growth and development over the full cycle of ontogenesis (from seed to seed) taking place in space greenhouse Lada were not different as compared with the ground control plants. In addition, four successive pea crops gathered in space flight did not loose their reproductive functions and formed viable seeds. Genetic analysis of the plants grown from the "space" and "ground" seeds produced by the first to fourth successive crops was performed using the methods of chromosomal aberrations count and Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (molecular method). No genetic polymorphism was found either in the experimental or control crops. This can serve as a sound argument for the supposition that the genetic apparatus of plants is not impacted by exposure of several successive generations to the conditions of space flight.

Sychev, Vladimir N.; Levinskikh, Margarita A.; Gostimsky, Sergey A.; Bingham, Gail E.; Podolsky, Igor G.

2007-02-01

143

Test-Case Generation using an Explicit State Model Checker Final Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In the project 'Test-Case Generation using an Explicit State Model Checker' we have extended an existing tools infrastructure for formal modeling to export Java code so that we can use the NASA Ames tool Java Pathfinder (JPF) for test case generation. We have completed a translator from our source language RSML(exp -e) to Java and conducted initial studies of how JPF can be used as a testing tool. In this final report, we provide a detailed description of the translation approach as implemented in our tools.

Heimdahl, Mats P. E.; Gao, Jimin

2003-01-01

144

Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems Construction Cost Reductions through the Use of Virtual Environments - Final Report  

SciTech Connect

Final report of 3 year DOE NERI-sponsored effort evaluating immersive virtual reality (CAVE) technology for design review, construction planning, and maintenance planning and training for next generation nuclear power plants. Program covers development of full-scale virtual mockups generated from 3D CAD data presented in a CAVE visualization facility. Mockups applied to design review of AP600/1000, Construction planning for AP 600, and AP 1000 maintenance evaluation. Proof of concept study also performed for GenIV PBMR models.

Timothy Shaw; Anthony Baratta; Vaughn Whisker

2005-02-28

145

Remedial investigation of contaminant mobility at Naval Weapons Station, Concord, California. Subtitle Appendix 2. 5. 1986/1987. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report is an appendix to Miscellaneous Paper EL-86-2. It contains corrections and supplemental information to the original report, as well as data collected between June 1986 and August 1987 to supplement previously reported data and to further delineate the extent of contamination at Naval Weapons Station, Concord, California. It also assesses the impact of the 1986 flood on the redistribution of contamination. The derived data include soil analysis, a clam bioassay, and ground-water samples. Wetland boundaries were also delineated.

Lee, C.R.; O'Neil, L.J.; Brandon, D.L.; Rhett, R.G.; Skogerboe, J.G.

1988-06-01

146

Electric utility steam generating units - flue gas desulfurization capabilities as of October 1978. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study updates the previously published final report, 'Flue Gas Desulfurization System Capabilities for Coal-Fired Steam Generators,' EPA-600\\/7-78-032b published in March 1978. This assessment was made by reviewing the changes and developments in the technology since the preparation of the March 1978 report. A substantial increase in the number and capacity of operational FGD systems, plus the additional operational experience

B. A. Jr Laseke; M. T. Melia; M. T. Smith; T. J. Koger

1979-01-01

147

Structural review of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station Unit 1 containment structure under combined loads. Systematic Evaluation Program  

SciTech Connect

This report is a structural assessment of the containment structure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station Unit 1, performed for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as part of the Systematic Evaluation Program (SEP). The San Onofre assessment focused on the overall structural integrity of the containment structure under a safe shutdown earthquake an a postulated design basis accident. The safe shutdown earthquake was represented by the Housner Spectra, scaled to 0.67 g peak ground acceleration. The postulated design basis accident was either a loss of coolant accident or a main steam line break. Several combined stresses were evaluated for their adherence to the 1980 edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code allowables. All the calculated stress intensities were found to be acceptable according to this code except the general primary membrane stress due to combined dead and pressure loads under level A service limits. Because the containment structure was previously tested under combined dead and pressure loads for a higher peak pressure than the one used here, this study concluded that it was acceptable.

Lo, T.Y.

1982-05-01

148

Validated Models for Radiation Response and Signal Generation in Scintillators: Final Report  

SciTech Connect

This Final Report presents work carried out at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under the project entitled “Validated Models for Radiation Response and Signal Generation in Scintillators” (Project number: PL10-Scin-theor-PD2Jf) and led by Drs. Fei Gao and Sebastien N. Kerisit. This project was divided into four tasks: 1) Electronic response functions (ab initio data model) 2) Electron-hole yield, variance, and spatial distribution 3) Ab initio calculations of information carrier properties 4) Transport of electron-hole pairs and scintillation efficiency Detailed information on the results obtained in each of the four tasks is provided in this Final Report. Furthermore, published peer-reviewed articles based on the work carried under this project are included in Appendix. This work was supported by the National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D/NA-22), of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Kerisit, Sebastien N.; Gao, Fei; Xie, YuLong; Campbell, Luke W.; Van Ginhoven, Renee M.; Wang, Zhiguo; Prange, Micah P.; Wu, Dangxin

2014-12-01

149

Teacher-Generated Final Exams in High School Science: Content, Rigor, and Assessment Literacy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigates a large collection of teacher-generated end-of-semester final exams from Chicago Public School high school science classrooms in order to explore the depth and breadth of content that students learn in science classrooms. Teachers focus on a specific set of scientific content that is driven by district guidelines and popular textbooks but not particularly aligned to standards. To most teachers, rigor means coverage instead of intellectual press. The assessments, while unsophisticated, seem to be delivering what is expected of them---a way to mimic the most basic format of the ACT exam quickly. There was little variation among high poverty and low poverty schools, matching national data and indicating issues that are more due to a particular culture of science teaching and learning than driven by particular contexts. The study identifies implications for the observed homogeneity of final exam rigor and content, identifies gaps between how the routine of final exams are design and implemented in schools, and discusses similar methodological efforts that could enhance the ability of schools and districts to access useful information about the technical core of instruction.

Lach, Michael

150

Dissolved gas supersaturation associated with the thermal effluent of an electric generating station and some effects on fishes  

E-print Network

cana'I and discharge pond, Big Brown Steam Electric Station, 25-26 July 1973, plant AT = 7. 0-8. 1 C, and 19-20 January 1974, plant AT = 10. 4-11. 0 C . . 50 12 Diel pattern of percent saturation of total dissolved gas at the surface in the intake... canal and discharge pond, Big Brown Steam Electric Station, 7-8 December 1973, plant AT = 10. 9-11. 1 C, and 19-20 January 1974, plant AT = 10. 4-11. 0 C 51 13 Diel pattern of percent saturation of dissolved oxygen, nitrogen, and total gas...

Ciesluk, Alexander Frank

2012-06-07

151

Second Generation International Space Station (ISS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Verification Testing and On-Orbit Performance Results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOGA) is designed to autonomously determine recovered water quality as a function of TOC. The current TOGA has been on the International Space Station since November 2008. Functional checkout and operations revealed complex operating considerations. Specifically, failure of the hydrogen catalyst resulted in the development of an innovative oxidation analysis method. This method reduces the activation time and limits the hydrogen produced during analysis, while retaining the ability to indicate TOC concentrations within 25% accuracy. Subsequent testing and comparison to archived samples returned from the Station and tested on the ground yield high confidence in this method, and in the quality of the recovered water.

Bentley, Nicole L.; Thomas, Evan A.; VanWie, Michael; Morrison, Chad; Stinson, Richard G.

2010-01-01

152

Mod-5A wind turbine generator program design report. Volume 3: Final design and system description, book 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The design, development and analysis of the 7.3 MW MOD-5A wind turbine generator is documented. Volume 3, book 1 describes the performance and characteristics of the MOD-5A wind turbine generator in its final configuration. Each subsystem - the rotor, drivetrain, nacelle, tower and foundation is described in detail.

1984-01-01

153

Mod-5A wind turbine generator program design report. Volume 3: Final design and system description, book 1  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The design, development and analysis of the 7.3 MW MOD-5A wind turbine generator is documented. Volume 3, book 1 describes the performance and characteristics of the MOD-5A wind turbine generator in its final configuration. Each subsystem - the rotor, drivetrain, nacelle, tower and foundation is described in detail.

1984-08-01

154

Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Prismatic HTGR Conceptual Design Project - Final Technical Report  

SciTech Connect

This report is the Final Technical Report for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Prismatic HTGR Conceptual Design Project conducted by a team led by General Atomics under DOE Award DE-NE0000245. The primary overall objective of the project was to develop and document a conceptual design for the Steam Cycle Modular Helium Reactor (SC-MHR), which is the reactor concept proposed by General Atomics for the NGNP Demonstration Plant. The report summarizes the project activities over the entire funding period, compares the accomplishments with the goals and objectives of the project, and discusses the benefits of the work. The report provides complete listings of the products developed under the award and the key documents delivered to the DOE.

John Saurwein

2011-07-15

155

A new method to assess mercury emissions: a study of three coal-fired electric-generating power station configurations.  

PubMed

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 7473 for the analysis of mercury (Hg) by thermal decomposition, amalgamation, and atomic absorption spectroscopy has proved successful for use in Hg assessment at coal-fired power stations. In an analysis time of approximately 5 min per sample, this instrumental methodology can directly analyze total Hg--with no discrete sample preparation--in the solid matrices associated with a coal-fired power plant, including coal, fly ash, bottom ash, and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) material. This analysis technique was used to investigate Hg capture by coal combustion byproducts (CCBs) in three different coal-fired power plant configurations. Hg capture and associated emissions were estimated by partial mass balance. The station equipped with an FGD system demonstrated 68% capture on FGD material and an emissions estimate of 18% (11 kg/yr) of total Hg input. The power plant equipped with low oxides of nitrogen burners and an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) retained 43% on the fly ash and emitted 57% (51 kg/yr). The station equipped with conventional burners and an ESP retained less than 1% on the fly ash, emitting an estimated 99% (88 kg/yr) of Hg. Estimated Hg emissions demonstrate good agreement with EPA data for the power stations investigated. PMID:14649751

Boylan, Helen M; Cain, Randy D; Kingston, H M

2003-11-01

156

Generating a representative signal of coal ash content to anticipate combustion control in a thermal power station  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the possibilities of continuously measuring coal ash in the boiler feeding circuit of a thermal power station so that the measurement can be used as a signal for the boiler combustion control system. An installation was designed, at semi-industrial scale, that could faithfully reproduce the operation of a belt feeder. In order to measure the ash content,

Ismael Prieto-Fernández; José M Santurio-D??az; Belén Folgueras-D??az; M. Rosario López-Bobo; Pedro Fernández-Viar

2004-01-01

157

A New Method to Assess Mercury Emissions: A Study of Three Coal-Fired Electric-Generating Power Station Configurations  

Microsoft Academic Search

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 7473 for the analysis of mercury (Hg) by thermal decomposition, amalgamation, and atomic absorption spectroscopy has proved successful for use in Hg assessment at coal-fired power stations. In an analysis time of ?5 min per sample, this instrumental methodology can directly analyze total Hg—with no discrete sample preparation—in the solid matrices associated with a

Helen M. Boylan; Randy D. Cain; H. M. “Skip” Kingston

2003-01-01

158

Mod-5A wind turbine generator program design report. Volume 3: Final design and system description, book 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The design, development and analysis of the 7.3MW MOD-5A wind turbine generator is documented. The report is divided into four volumes: Volume 1 summarizes the entire MOD-5A program, Volume 2 discusses the conceptual and preliminary design phases, Volume 3 describes the final design of the MOD-5A, and Volume 4 contains the drawings and specifications developed for the final design. Volume 3, book 2 describes the performance and characteristics of the MOD-5A wind turbine generator in its final configuration. The subsystem for power generation, control, and instrumentation subsystems is described in detail. The manufacturing and construction plans, and the preparation of a potential site on Oahu, Hawaii, are documented. The quality assurance and safety plan, and analyses of failure modes and effects, and reliability, availability and maintainability are presented.

1984-01-01

159

The abundance and distribution of macro-invertebrates in the cooling-water canal system of the P. H. Robinson Generating Station located on Galveston Bay, Texas, with emphasis on the effect of supplemental cooling towers  

E-print Network

THE ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF MACRO-INVERTEBRATES IN THE COOLING- WATER CANAL SYSTEM OF THE P. H. ROBINSON GENERATING STATION LOCATED ON GALVESTON BAY, TEXAS, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE EFFECT OF SUPPLEMENTAL COOLING TOWERS. A Thesis by F... OF MACRO-INVERTEBRATES IN THE COOLING- WATER CANAL SYSTEM OF THE P. H. ROBINSON GENERATING STATION LOCATED ON GALVESTON BAY, TEXAS, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE EFFECT OF SUPPLEMENTAL COOLING TOWERS. A Thesis by F. JOSEPH MARGRAF Approved as to style...

Margraf, F. Joseph

1977-01-01

160

The effects of a by-pass canal upon the marine animals occurring in the cooling canal system of the P. H. Robinson Generating Station  

E-print Network

taken in the discharge 26 29 canal in 1971 TABLE OF CONIE?S (continued) Table 10 Mean numbers of invertebrates caught per trawl collection in June of 1969 and Jun 24-30, 1971 39 12 1iean numbers of invertebrates caught p r trawl or seine...THE EFI-'ECTS OF A BY-PASS CANAL UPON TilE MARINE AN"':AIS OCCUPJRING iN THE COOLI&JG i ANAL SYSTEM OI' THE P. H. ROEINSO&~& GENERATING STATION A Thesis JOIINNY DUAIJE FREI'HACH Submitted to the Graduate Cnlieg of Texas AS 5&1 Un&vers l. j...

French, Johnny Duane

1973-01-01

161

Submerged AUV Charging Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) are becoming increasingly important for military surveillance and mine detection. Most AUVs are battery powered and have limited lifetimes of a few days to a few weeks. This greatly limits the distance that AUVs can travel underwater. Using a series of submerged AUV charging stations, AUVs could travel a limited distance to the next charging station, recharge its batteries, and continue to the next charging station, thus traveling great distances in a relatively short time, similar to the Old West “Pony Express.” One solution is to use temperature differences at various depths in the ocean to produce electricity, which is then stored in a submerged battery. It is preferred to have the upper buoy submerged a reasonable distance below the surface, so as not to be seen from above and not to be inadvertently destroyed by storms or ocean going vessels. In a previous invention, a phase change material (PCM) is melted (expanded) at warm temperatures, for example, 15 °C, and frozen (contracted) at cooler temperatures, for example, 8 °C. Tubes containing the PCM, which could be paraffin such as pentadecane, would be inserted into a container filled with hydraulic oil. When the PCM is melted (expanded), it pushes the oil out into a container that is pressurized to about 3,000 psi (approx equals 20.7 MPa). When a valve is opened, the high-pressure oil passes through a hydraulic motor, which turns a generator and charges a battery. The low-pressure oil is finally reabsorbed into the PCM canister when the PCM tubes are frozen (contracted). Some of the electricity produced could be used to control an external bladder or a motor to the tether line, such that depth cycling is continued for a very long period of time. Alternatively, after the electricity is generated by the hydraulic motor, the exiting low-pressure oil from the hydraulic motor could be vented directly to an external bladder on the AUV, such that filling of the bladder causes the AUV to rise, and emptying of the bladder allows the AUV to descend. This type of direct buoyancy control is much more energy efficient than using electrical pumps in that the inefficiencies of converting thermal energy to electrical energy to mechanical energy is avoided. AUV charging stations have been developed that use electricity produced by waves on floating buoys and that use electricity from solar photovoltaics on floating buoys. This is the first device that has absolutely no floating or visible parts, and is thus impervious to storms, inadvertent ocean vessel collisions, or enemy sabotage.

Jones, Jack A.; Chao, Yi; Curtin, Thomas

2014-01-01

162

78 FR 45989 - Vogtle Electric Generating Station, Units 3 and 4; Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Change to...  

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...1 of the generic design control document...Primary Sampling System (PSS) design, including changes to Tier 1 information located in Tables...Containment System'' and 2.3...Updated Final Safety Analysis Report...

2013-07-30

163

78 FR 45987 - Vogtle Electric Generating Station, Units 3 and 4; Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Change to...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1 of the generic design control document...Primary Sampling System (PSS) design, including changes to Tier 1 information located in Tables...Containment System'' and 2.3...Updated Final Safety Analysis Report...

2013-07-30

164

Characterization of alternative electric generation technologies for the SPS comparative assessment: volume 2, central-station technologies  

SciTech Connect

The SPS Concept Development and Evaluation Program includes a comparative assessment. An early first step in the assessment process is the selection and characterization of alternative technologies. This document describes the cost and performance (i.e., technical and environmental) characteristics of six central station energy alternatives: (1) conventional coal-fired powerplant; (2) conventional light water reactor (LWR); (3) combined cycle powerplant with low-Btu gasifiers; (4) liquid metal fast breeder reactor (LMFBR); (5) photovoltaic system without storage; and (6) fusion reactor.

Not Available

1980-08-01

165

Generating a representative signal of coal ash content to anticipate combustion control in a thermal power station.  

PubMed

This paper describes the possibilities of continuously measuring coal ash in the boiler feeding circuit of a thermal power station so that the measurement can be used as a signal for the boiler combustion control system. An installation was designed, at semi-industrial scale, that could faithfully reproduce the operation of a belt feeder. In order to measure the ash content, a natural radioactivity meter was installed and a large number of coal samples with different ranks and grain sizes were tested, eventually showing the possibility of achieving the objective. PMID:15082052

Prieto-Fernández, Ismael; Santurio-Díaz, José M; Folgueras-Díaz, Belén; López-Bobo, M Rosario; Fernández-Viar, Pedro

2004-05-01

166

Analysis of control accuracy in the final phase of the rendezvous between the Automated Transfer Vehicle and the Space Station Freedom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) is an expendable unmanned vehicle launched by Ariane 5. The ATV's reference mission is to support the Space Station Freedom (SSF). The ascent part of the ATV's mission is to reach a given berthing point next to the SSF, within required accuracies. The vehicle must be able to hold this position in order to be grappled by the SSF's robotic arm. With the SSF's monitoring and authorizations, the ATV is designed to be able to achieve automatic rendezvous operations within the SSF's manned environment. During the final approach, the ATV's motion is a forced translation parallel to the SSF velocity axis. The control accuracy, estimated around this reference trajectory, is a key parameter for respect of safety requirements, and the purpose for this paper. After a brief description of the ATV's reference mission, we will focus on the last 100 meters of the rendezvous between the ATV and the SSF. We will begin by describing the modeling principles and the simplifying assumptions used to obtain a dynamic model for the relative distance between the ATV and SSF berthing points. The principles of the ATV rendezvous optical sensor and thruster architecture will also be discussed. The design of a control aimed at maintaining the reference trajectory will next be considered along with the effects of measurement and modeling disturbances, noise as well as bias, on the control accuracy. The results demonstrate that the accuracy achieved around the reference trajectory remains compliant with the berthing requirements and would even allow direct docking if needed.

Clar, Philippe G.; Theillier, Francis; Triou, Henri

167

59 FR- Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment; Final...  

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...voltage rise, will occur in the ground grid or in the earth. Another safety consideration...ground-returns in which a voltage rise in the ground grid or in the earth can result whenever high...accessible points on the station ground grid. All bonding conductors must be...

1994-01-31

168

Study of plasma environments for the integrated Space Station electromagnetic analysis system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The final report includes an analysis of various plasma effects on the electromagnetic environment of the Space Station Freedom. Effects of arcing are presented. Concerns of control of arcing by a plasma contactor are highlighted. Generation of waves by contaminant ions are studied and amplitude levels of the waves are estimated. Generation of electromagnetic waves by currents in the structure of the space station, driven by motional EMF, is analyzed and the radiation level is estimated.

Singh, Nagendra

1992-01-01

169

Next Generation Fast RF Interlock Module and ATCA Adapter for ILC High Availability RF Test Station Demonstration  

SciTech Connect

High availability interlocks and controls are required for the ILC (International Linear Collider) L-Band high power RF stations. A new F3 (Fast Fault Finder) VME module has been developed to process both fast and slow interlocks using FPGA logic to detect the interlock trip excursions. This combination eliminates the need for separate PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) control of slow interlocks. Modules are chained together to accommodate as many inputs as needed. In the next phase of development the F3's will be ported to the new industry standard ATCA (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) crate (shelf) via a specially designed VME adapter module with IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface). The goal is to demonstrate auto-failover and hot-swap for future partially redundant systems.

Larsen, R

2009-10-17

170

Final Assessment of Manual Ultrasonic Examinations Applied to Detect Flaws in Primary System Dissimilar Metal Welds at North Anna Power Station  

SciTech Connect

PNNL conducted a technical assessment of the NDE issues and protocols that led to missed detections of several axially oriented flaws in a steam generator primary inlet dissimilar metal weld at North Anna Power Station, Unit 1 (NAPS-1). This particular component design exhibits a significant outside-diameter (OD) taper that is not included as a blind performance demonstration mock-up within the industry’s Performance Demonstration Initiative, administered by EPRI. For this reason, the licensee engaged EPRI to assist in the development of a technical justification to support the basis for a site-specific qualification. The service-induced flaws at NAPS-1 were eventually detected as a result of OD surface machining in preparation for a full structural weld overlay. The machining operation uncovered the existence of two through-wall flaws, based on the observance of primary water leaking from the dissimilar metal weld. A total of five axially oriented flaws were detected in varied locations around the weld circumference. The field volumetric examination that was conducted at NAPS-1 was a non-encoded, real-time manual ultrasonic examination. PNNL conducted both an initial assessment, and subsequently, a more rigorous technical evaluation (reported here), which has identified an array of NDE issues that may have led to the subject missed detections. These evaluations were performed through technical reviews and discussions with NRC staff, EPRI NDE Center personnel, industry and ISI vendor personnel, and ultrasonic transducer manufacturers, and laboratory tests, to better understand the underlying issues at North Anna.

Anderson, Michael T.; Diaz, Aaron A.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Crawford, Susan L.; Prowant, Matthew S.; Doctor, Steven R.

2014-03-24

171

Measures for ensuring reliable operation of the welded joint connecting the reactor coolant circuit's header to the shell of a steam generator used at a VVER-1000 reactor-based nuclear power station  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Problems that arose around the weld joint connecting the reactor coolant circuit's header to the steam generator shell during operation of steam generators at nuclear power stations equipped with VVER-1000 reactors are considered. Works on studying the defects occurred in the header's metal are described, and ways for preventing their development are determined.

Kharchenko, S. A.; Trunov, N. B.; Korotaev, N. F.; Lyakishev, S. L.

2011-03-01

172

Station Models  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This project will allow users to become acquainted with station models that are found on weather maps. Students will study the various atmospheric variables that are depicted on a station model and then practice on an interactive station model program. Part 1 - Being able to read and interpret weather maps is a very important skill in meteorology. One of the most basic skills of predicting the weather is being able to interpret a station model of a given location. A station model is a bundle of information that ...

Ertl, Mr.

2007-11-03

173

Characterizing toxic emissions from a coal-fired power plant demonstrating the AFGD ICCT Project and a plant utilizing a dry scrubber/baghouse system: Bailly Station Units 7 and 8 and AFGD ICCT Project. Final report. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report describes results of assessment of the risk of emissions of hazardous air pollutants at one of the electric power stations, Bailly Station, which is also the site of a Clean Coal Technology project demonstrating the Pure Air Advanced Flue Gas Desulfurization process (wet limestone). This station represents the configuration of no NO{sub x} reduction, particulate control with electrostatic precipitators, and SO{sub 2} control with a wet scrubber. The test was conducted September 3--6, 1993. Sixteen trace metals were determined along with 5 major metals. Other inorganic substances and organic compounds were also determined.

Dismukes, E.B.

1994-10-20

174

Distribution, relative abundance and species composition of shrimp, crabs and fish in the intake area, discharge canal and cooling lake of the Cedar Bayou generating station, Baytown, Texas  

E-print Network

frequencies by date and station of brown shrimp caught by trawl (one square = one shrimp; stations 1-8 = cooling lake, 11-12 = intake area, 12-13 = discharge canal). Length frequencies by date and station of brown shrimp caught by seine (one square = one... shrimp; stations 9-10 = cooling lake, 11-12 = intake area) Length frequencies by date and station of white shrimp caught by trawl (one square = one shrimp; stations 1-8 = cooling lake, 11-12 = intake area, 13-14 = discharge canal) . Length frequencies...

St. Clair, Lou Ann

1978-01-01

175

Steam generator group project: Final report: Post-service baseline eddy current examination, Task 7  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Steam Generator Group Project (SGGP) is using a retired-from-service pressurized water reactor steam generator as a test bed to investigate the reliability of in-service nondestructive (NDE) eddy current inspections. This information will provide the technical basis for reccommended changes to the regulations concerning in-service inspections of steam generator tubes and tube plugging criteria. The estimates of inspection reliability are

A. S. Birks; R. H. Ferris; H. Harty; G. E. Spanner

1988-01-01

176

Uncertainty Quantification in the Reliability and Risk Assessment of Generation IV Reactors: Final Scientific/Technical Report  

SciTech Connect

The project entitled, “Uncertainty Quantification in the Reliability and Risk Assessment of Generation IV Reactors”, was conducted as a DOE NERI project collaboration between Texas A&M University and The Ohio State University between March 2006 and June 2009. The overall goal of the proposed project was to develop practical approaches and tools by which dynamic reliability and risk assessment techniques can be used to augment the uncertainty quantification process in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) methods and PRA applications for Generation IV reactors. This report is the Final Scientific/Technical Report summarizing the project.

Vierow, Karen; Aldemir, Tunc

2009-09-10

177

Weather Stations: Winds  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners use a toaster to generate wind and compare the appliance's heat source to Jupiter's own hot interior. Learners discover that convection drives wind on Jupiter and on Earth. This activity is one station that can be combined with other stations for an hour and half lesson on weather patterns on Jupiter and Earth. For safety reasons, this activity should be facilitated by an adult or used as a demonstration only.

Institute, Lunar A.; Nasa

2011-01-01

178

Space station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The history of American space flight indicates that a space station is the next logical step in the scientific pursuit of greater knowledge of the universe. The Space Station and its complement of space vehicles, developed by NASA, will add new dimensions to an already extensive space program in the United States. The Space Station offers extraordinary benefits for a comparatively modest investment (currently estimated at one-ninth the cost of the Apollo Program). The station will provide a permanent multipurpose facility in orbit necessary for the expansion of space science and technology. It will enable significant advancements in life sciences research, satellite communications, astronomy, and materials processing. Eventually, the station will function in support of the commercialization and industrialization of space. Also, as a prerequisite to manned interplanetary exploration, the long-duration space flights typical of Space Station missions will provide the essential life sciences research to allow progressively longer human staytime in space.

Stewart, Donald F.; Hayes, Judith

1989-01-01

179

Evaluation of PWR steam generator water hammer. Final technical report, June 1, 1976December 31, 1976  

Microsoft Academic Search

An investigation of waterhammer in the main feedwater piping of PWR steam generators due to water slugs formed in the steam generator feedring is reported. The relevant evidence from PWR operation and testing is compiled and summarized. The state-of-the-art of analysis of related phenomena is reviewed. Original exploratory modeling experiments at ¹\\/ and ¹\\/ scale are reported. Bounding analyses of

J. A. Block; C. J. Crowley; P. H. Rothe; G. B. Wallis; L. R. Young

1977-01-01

180

Evaluation of sulfur hexafluoride and helium for steam generator leak location: Final report  

SciTech Connect

Since the use of sulfur hexafluoride as a tracer for identifying sources of primary to secondary leakage in PWR steam generators appeared to offer significant sensitivity advantages, the thermal stability of sulfur hexafluoride in water was evaluated at steam generator operating temperature. Significant decomposition was observed after 2 to 4 hours at temperature. Key decomposition products were fluoride and sulfide ions. Based on this observation and these limited test results, the use of SF/sub 6/ for PWR steam generator leak location can not be recommended at this time. A survey of 15 utilities was conducted in regard to their application experience with the helium tracer-mass spectroscopy technique for steam generator leak location. Although several successful steam generator integrity programs do not include use of this technique, it has proven to be a useful addition to the inspection program at some plants. No corrosion concerns appear to be associated with this technique.

Kassen, W.R.

1987-01-01

181

[Russian oxygen generation system "Elektron-VM": hydrogen content in electrolytically produced oxygen for breathing by International Space Station crews].  

PubMed

The article presents the particulars of hydrogen content in electrolysis oxygen produced aboard the ISS Russian segment by oxygen generator "Elektron-VM" (SGK) for crew breathing. Hydrogen content was estimated as in the course of SGK operation in the ISS RS, so during the ground life tests. According to the investigation of hydrogen sources, the primary path of H2 appearance in oxygen is its diffusion through the porous diaphragm separating the electrolytic-cell cathode and anode chambers. Effectiveness of hydrogen oxidation in the SGK reheating unit was evaluated. PMID:25035898

Proshkin, V Yu; Kurmazenko, E A

2014-01-01

182

Pyranometer station for the assessment of solar energy influx in eastern New Mexico. Final report, December 12, 1976June 1, 1978  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project was undertaken to improve the data base for estimating solar energy influx in eastern New Mexico. A precision pyranometer station has been established at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. A program of careful calibration and data management procedures is conducted to maintain high standards of precision and accuracy. Data from the first year of operation were used

O. D. Sittler; M. M. Agogino

1979-01-01

183

Market study and operational test results for the Instant Rent-A-Car (IRAC) station car field tests. Final report of investigation  

SciTech Connect

The IRAC system has been envisioned as the `missing link` in intermodal transportation use by providing conveniently reserved/rented compact automobiles at transit stations for the start and completion of transit trips. It is an integration of user interactions and interfaces which allows one to offer a unique commuting option.

NONE

1998-09-01

184

Performance evaluation of a pilot-scale permeable reactive barrier at former Naval Air Station Moffett Field, Mountain View, California: Volume 1. Final report, April 1996November 1998  

Microsoft Academic Search

A pilot scale permeable reactive barrier (PRB) or treatment wall demonstration project was initiated by the US Navy EFA West at the former Naval Air Station Moffett Field site in Mountain View, California about 3 years ago. Performance evaluations and cost-benefit analyses were performed by the US Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC) and were sponsored by the Department of

C. Reeter; A. Gavaskar; B. Sass; N. Gupta; J. Hicks

1998-01-01

185

77 FR 15794 - Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed KRoad Moapa Solar Generation Facility...  

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...Moapa Solar Generation Facility, Clark County, NV AGENCY: Bureau of...Reservation (Reservation) in Clark County, Nevada. This notice...by writing or contacting Ms. Amy Heuslein, Regional Environmental...602) 379-3833; email: amy.heuslein@bia.gov....

2012-03-16

186

Steam generator group project: Task 13 final report: Nondestructive examination validation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Steam Generator Group Project (SGGP) was a multi-task effort using the retired-from-service Surry 2A pressurized water reactor steam generator as a test bed to investigate the reliability and effectiveness of in-service nondestructive eddy current (EC) inspection equipment and procedures. The information developed provided the technical basis for recommendations for improved in- service inspection and tube plugging criteria of steam

E. R. Bradley; R. H. Ferris; J. A. Buchanan

1988-01-01

187

Evaluation test on a landfill gas-fired turbine at the Los Angeles County Sanitation District's Puente Hill Landfill Electric Generation Station. Air pollution test report  

SciTech Connect

A cooperative test program was conducted from February 25 through February 27, 1986 by Air Resources Board (ARB) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) staff to evaluate the gaseous constituents from untreated landfill gas used to fuel a turbine and the emissions from that turbine located at the Los Angeles County Sanitation District's Puente Hills Electric Generating Station. The turbine was fueled with gases generated by the anaerobic decomposition of buried refuse at the Los Angeles County Sanitation District's Puente Hills Landfill. Emissions of criteria pollutant as determined from ARB test data are reported. Mass flow rates and destruction and removal efficiencies (DRE) of non-criteria pollutant compounds determined at the stack from SCQAMD bag-sample test data and mass-flow rates and DRE's for chlorinated and aromatic compounds determined from data from ARB resin samples are presented. Destruction and removal efficiencies based on mass-flow rates for chlorinated compounds ranged from 17 to 99+ percent and for aromatic compounds ranged from negative to 99+ percent. The possible formation of the compounds - chlorinated dioxins, furans, and polychlorinated biphenyls - was considered and samples were taken for analyses for these compounds. Dioxins, furans, and polychlorinated biphenyls were not detected in the inlet nor the outlet gas stream samples.

Not Available

1986-07-01

188

Environmental radiological studies conducted during 1986 in the vicinity of the Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Generating Station  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the information compiled in 1986 for our assessment of the environmental impact of radionuclides discharged with aqueous releases from the Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Generating Plant. In October 1984, a liquid-effluent control program was initiated that significantly reduced the quantities of radionuclides discharged with liquid waste from the plant. However, results from our sampling program in 1986 indicate that previously discharged radionuclides persist in the downstream environment and are found in many aquatic dietary components although at concentrations much lower than those measured in 1984 and 1985. The greatly reduced activities in the dietary components from the aquatic environment attest to the effectiveness of the liquid-effluent control program. Concentrations in the flesh of fish from the creeks have decreased over time and with distance from the plant outfall. The mean concentration of /sup 137/Cs in fish collected from Laguna Creek at locations more than 7.5 km from Rancho Seco is now comparable to the concentration determined in fresh-water fish randomly selected from Chicago, Illinois, markets. By August 1986, the mean concentration of /sup 137/Cs in the flesh of bluegill had fallen to 7% of the concentration measured in fish from comparable locations in 1984 and was 30% of the mean concentration measured in these fish during August 1985. Stable potassium in the water plays a major role in the accumulation of /sup 137/Cs by fish. Concentrations of /sup 137/Cs in the surface sections of creek sediments also declined between the end of 1984 and 1986 with an effective half-life of approximately 2 y. Surface soils collected around a perimeter 11 km from Rancho Seco and from ranchlands closer to the plant showed only concentrations of /sup 137/Cs originating from global fallout. Soils previously irrigated with Clay Creek water retain levels of both /sup 134/Cs and /sup 137/Cs.

Noshkin, V.E.; Wong, K.M.; Eagle, R.J.; Brunk, J.L.; Jokela, T.A.

1987-03-01

189

Performance of an EHD power generator with a two-fluid ejector. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

A detailed analysis and method of calculation is presented for determining the complete thermodynamic cycle of a two-fluid electrohydrodynamic (EHD) power generator. The analysis takes fully into account the compressibility of the media. Parameters are included which express the thermodynamic losses in the various components of the overall system. The severe restriction on output created by the electrical breakdown limit

T. H. Gawain; O. Biblarz

1981-01-01

190

High-efficiency hydronic-heating unit third-generation prototype design. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The report describes the design and development of a high-efficiency (condensing) residential hydronic-heating unit. The project was begun in November 1983 and has resulted in the unit described in the report, which is identified as the third-generation prototype design. It is this design that will be field tested during the 1985-1986 heating season.

McGlothlin, S.D.

1986-01-01

191

Study on the Generation of Revenues for Education. New York State Board of Regents. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains eight articles that offer a nonpartisan evaluation of the pros and cons associated with tax reforms. They were written by members of the Technical Study Group, which was established by the New York State Department of Education in 1994 to examine the generation of revenue for public education. The work of the study group…

New York State Education Dept., Albany.

192

Microbial Gas Generation Under Expected Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Repository Conditions: Final Report  

SciTech Connect

Gas generation from the microbial degradation of the organic constituents of transuranic (TRU) waste under conditions expected in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) was investigated. The biodegradation of mixed cellulosic materials and electron-beam irradiated plastic and rubber materials (polyethylene, polyvinylchloride, hypalon, leaded hypalon, and neoprene) was examined. We evaluated the effects of environmental variables such as initial atmosphere (air or nitrogen), water content (humid ({approx}70% relative humidity, RH) and brine inundated), and nutrient amendments (nitogen phosphate, yeast extract, and excess nitrate) on microbial gas generation. Total gas production was determined by pressure measurement and carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and methane (CH{sub 4}) were analyzed by gas chromatography; cellulose degradation products in solution were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography. Microbial populations in the samples were determined by direct microscopy and molecular analysis. The results of this work are summarized.

Gillow, J.B.; Francis, A.

2011-07-01

193

ELEC6007 Final Report: Morphogenesis and Skin Pattern Generation for 3D Models  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT This report firstly examines how,Morphogenesis can be interpreted through the use of computer modelling, concentrating on reaction-diusion equations and how they can be used to simulate real-world animal skin patterns. The report then focuses on the work done by Greg Turk in his 1991 paper ”Generating Textures on Arbitrary Surfaces Using Reaction-Diusion” [19]. The work accomplished in Turk’s paper

Robert Mills; David Newman; Simon Smith; Qing Yan Zhang

2005-01-01

194

Monitoring and control requirement definition study for dispersed storage and generation (DSG). Volume I. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Dispersed Storage and Generation (DSG) is the term that characterizes the present and future dispersed, relatively small (<30 MW) energy systems, such as solar thermal electric, photovoltaic, wind, fuel cell, storage battery, hydro, and cogeneration, that can help achieve national energy conservation goals and can be dispersed throughout the distribution portion of an electric utility system. A study of trends reveals that the need for DSG monitoring and control equipment by 1990 to 2000 will be great, measured in tens of thousands. Criteria for assessing DSG integration have been defined and indicate that economic and institutional as well as technical and other factors must be included. The principal emphasis in this report is on the functional requirements for DSG monitoring and control in six major categories. Twenty-four functional requirements have been prepared under these six categories and serve to indicate how to integrate the DSGs with the distribution and other portions of the electric utility system. The results indicate that there are no fundamental technical obstacles to prevent the connection of dispersed storage and generation to the distribution system. However, a communication system of some sophistication will be required to integrate the distribution system and the dispersed generation sources for effective control. The large-size span of generators from 10 kW to 30 MW means that a variety of remote monitoring and control may be required. The results show that an increased effort is required to develop demonstration equipment to perform the DSG monitoring and control functions and to acquire experience with this equipment in the utility distribution environment.

Not Available

1980-10-01

195

Development of an Immersive Environment to Aid in Automatic Mesh Generation LDRD Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this work was to explore the use of immersive technologies, such as those used in synthetic environments (commordy referred to as virtual realily, or VR), in enhancing the mesh- generation process for 3-dimensional (3D) engineering models. This work was motivated by the fact that automatic mesh generation systems are still imperfect - meshing algorithms, particularly in 3D, are sometimes unable to construct a mesh to completion, or they may produce anomalies or undesirable complexities in the resulting mesh. It is important that analysts and meshing code developers be able to study their meshes effectively in order to understand the topology and qualily of their meshes. We have implemented prototype capabilities that enable such exploration of meshes in a highly visual and intuitive manner. Since many applications are making use of increasingly large meshes, we have also investigated approaches to handle large meshes while maintaining interactive response. Ideally, it would also be possible to interact with the meshing process, allowing interactive feedback which corrects problems and/or somehow enables proper completion of the meshing process. We have implemented some functionality towards this end -- in doing so, we have explored software architectures that support such an interactive meshing process. This work has incorporated existing technologies developed at SandiaNational Laboratories, including the CUBIT mesh generation system, and the EIGEN/VR (previously known as MUSE) and FLIGHT systems, which allow applications to make use of immersive technologies and advanced human computer interfaces. 1

Pavlakos, Constantine J.

1998-10-01

196

Final Report---Next-Generation Solvers for Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programs: Structure, Search, and Implementation  

SciTech Connect

The mathematical modeling of systems often requires the use of both nonlinear and discrete components. Problems involving both discrete and nonlinear components are known as mixed-integer nonlinear programs (MINLPs) and are among the most challenging computational optimization problems. This research project added to the understanding of this area by making a number of fundamental advances. First, the work demonstrated many novel, strong, tractable relaxations designed to deal with non-convexities arising in mathematical formulation. Second, the research implemented the ideas in software that is available to the public. Finally, the work demonstrated the importance of these ideas on practical applications and disseminated the work through scholarly journals, survey publications, and conference presentations.

Linderoth, Jeff T. [University of Wisconsin-Madison] [University of Wisconsin-Madison; Luedtke, James R. [University of Wisconsin-Madison] [University of Wisconsin-Madison

2013-05-30

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Development of and experience with a new generation of modern coal firing systems in a new high-efficiency combined heat and power station  

SciTech Connect

A new, highly advanced combined heat and power station which links a steam turbine with a coal-fired main boiler and a gas turbine waste heat system with a total electric output of 381 MW was commissioned in the summer of 1997. The main boiler is equipped with a new generation of pulverized coal firing systems. This new system combines ultra-low NO{sub x} vortex burners with a tangential firing concept. The firing system, including the new PF burners, has been developed and tested over the last 5 years including extensive computer modeling and tests on a pilot scale furnace. The new firing system unites the advantages of vortex burners and tangential firing systems. The LCS T-Firing system leads to very low NO{sub x} emissions with high burnout, good ignition in each individual burners, intensive mixing of the flue gas in the furnace, high corrosion protection, good slagging behavior, low part-load operation even with coal only right down to 15% MCR, coupled with high reliability. NO{sub x} emissions between 200 and 300 mg/m{sup 3} STP referred to 6% O{sub 2} (equal to between 0.150 and 0.230 lb./MBTU) with unburned combustibles (UBC) in the fly ash of below 5% have been achieved using a high volatile bituminous German coal.

Kaess, M.; Schaefer, K.H.; Seeger, R. [Neckarwerke Stuttgart AG (Germany); Schreier, W.; Thierbach, H.U. [L. and C. Steinmueller (Germany)

1998-12-31

198

Microbial Challenge Testing of Single Liquid Cathode Feed Water Electrolysis Cells for the International Space Station (ISS) Oxygen Generator Assembly (OGA)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Station (ISS) Oxygen Generator Assembly (OGA) operational performance may be adversely impacted by microbiological growth and biofilm formation over the electrolysis cell membranes. Biofilms could hinder the transport of water from the bulk fluid stream to the membranes and increase the cell resistance resulting in higher cell voltages and a shorter cell life. A microbial challenge test was performed on duplicate single liquid cathode feed electrolyzer cells to evaluate operational performance with increasing levels of a mixture of five bacteria isolated from ISS and Space Shuttle potable water systems. Baseline performance of the single water electrolysis cells was determined for approximately one month with deionized water. Monthly performance was also determined following each inoculation of the feed tank with 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000 cells/ml of the mixed suspension of test bacteria. Water samples from the feed tank and recirculating water loops for each cell were periodically analyzed for enumeration and speciation of bacteria and total organic carbon. While initially a concern, this test program has demonstrated that the performance of the electrolysis cell is not adversely impacted by feed water containing the five species of bacteria tested at a concentration measured as high as 1,000,000 colony forming units (CFU)/ml. This paper presents the methodologies used in the conduct of this test program along with the performance test results at each level of bacteria concentration.

Diderich, Greg S.; Roy, Robert J.; Steele, John W.; Van Keuren, Steven P.; Wilson, Mark E.

2010-01-01

199

Microbial Challenge Testing of Single Liquid Cathode Feed Water Electrolysis Cells for the International Space Station (ISS) Oxygen Generator Assembly (OGA)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The International Space Station (ISS) Oxygen Generator Assembly (OGA) operational performance may be adversely impacted by microbiological growth and biofilm formation over the electrolysis cell membranes. Biofilms could hinder the transport of water from the bulk fluid stream to the membranes and increase the cell concentration overpotential resulting in higher cell voltages and a shorter cell life. A microbial challenge test was performed on duplicate single liquid-cathode feed water electrolysis cells to evaluate operational performance with increasing levels of a mixture of five bacteria isolated from ISS and Space Shuttle potable water systems. Baseline performance of the single water electrolysis cells was determined for approximately one month with deionized water. Monthly performance was also determined following each inoculation of the feed tank with 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000 cells/ml of the mixed suspension of test bacteria. Water samples from the feed tank and recirculating water loops for each cell were periodically analyzed for enumeration and speciation of bacteria and total organic carbon. While initially a concern, this test program has demonstrated that the performance of the electrolysis cell is not adversely impacted by feed water containing the five species of bacteria tested at a concentration measured as high as 1,000,000 colony forming units (CFU)/ml. This paper presents the methodologies used in the conduct of this test program along with the performance test results at each level of bacteria concentration.

Roy, Robert J.; Wilson, Mark E.; Diderich, Greg S.; Steele, John W.

2011-01-01

200

Power Station Design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Kuljian Corporation provides design engineering and construction management services for power generating plants in more than 20 countries. They used WASP (Calculating Water and Steam Properties), a COSMIC program to optimize power station design. This enabled the company to substantially reduce lead time and software cost in a recent design project.

1985-01-01

201

Search for first generation leptoquark pair production in the electron + missing energy + jets final state  

SciTech Connect

We present a search for the pair production of first generation scalar leptoquarks (LQ) in data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb-1 collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider in pp? collisions at ?s = 1.96 TeV. In the channel LQLQ ? eq?eq?, where q,q? are u or d quarks, no significant excess of data over background is observed, and we set a 95% C.L. lower limit of 326 GeV on the leptoquark mass, assuming equal probabilities of leptoquark decays to eq and ?eq?.

Abazov, Victor Mukhamedovich; Abbott, Braden Keim; Acharya, Bannanje Sripath; Adams, Mark Raymond; Adams, Todd; Alexeev, Guennadi D.; Alkhazov, Georgiy D.; Alton, Andrew K.; Alverson, George O.; Alves, Gilvan Augusto; Aoki, Masato

2011-10-11

202

Characterization of EMI generated by the discharge of a VOLT solar array. Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The interaction of a high-voltage solar array with the space plasma environment is investigated in a laboratory simulation experiment. Discharges are observed to occur when the solar array is at a sufficiently high negative bias with respect to the plasma. The frequency of occurrence of discharge is found to depend critically on the plasma density and on the geometry of the array. The electromagnetic interference (EMI) associated with a discharge is also measured. The amplitude of EMI increases with the magnitude of the high voltage. Since the discharge-generated EMI is of significant amplitude, its effect on the performance of systems in space must be evaluated.

Leung, P.

1985-11-01

203

Performance of an EHD power generator with a two-fluid ejector. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A detailed analysis and method of calculation is presented for determining the complete thermodynamic cycle of a two-fluid electrohydrodynamic (EHD) power generator. The analysis takes fully into account the compressibility of the media. Parameters are included which express the thermodynamic losses in the various components of the overall system. The severe restriction on output created by the electrical breakdown limit of the medium is clearly shown. The method for computing the net-electrical work output per unit mass of primary fluid and the net overall thermal efficiency of the system is carefully developed. A sample output together with the FORTRAN program are included.

Gawain, T.H.; Biblarz, O.

1981-01-01

204

Search for first generation leptoquark pair production in the electron + missing energy + jets final state  

We present a search for the pair production of first generation scalar leptoquarks (LQ) in data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb-1 collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider in pp? collisions at ?s = 1.96 TeV. In the channel LQLQ ? eq?eq?, where q,q? are u or d quarks, no significant excess of data over background is observed, and we set a 95% C.L. lower limit of 326 GeV on the leptoquark mass, assuming equal probabilities of leptoquark decays to eq and ?eq?.

Abazov, Victor Mukhamedovich; Abbott, Braden Keim; Acharya, Bannanje Sripath; Adams, Mark Raymond; Adams, Todd; Alexeev, Guennadi D.; Alkhazov, Georgiy D.; Alton, Andrew K.; Alverson, George O.; Alves, Gilvan Augusto; Aoki, Masato

2011-10-11

205

The Current Status of the Space Station Biological Research Project: a Core Facility Enabling Multi-Generational Studies under Slectable Gravity Levels  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Space Station Biological Research Project (SSBRP) has developed a new plan which greatly reduces the development costs required to complete the facility. This new plan retains core capabilities while allowing for future growth. The most important piece of equipment required for quality biological research, the 2.5 meter diameter centrifuge capable of accommodating research specimen habitats at simulated gravity levels ranging from microgravity to 2.0 g, is being developed by NASDA, the Japanese space agency, for the SSBRP. This is scheduled for flight to the ISS in 2007. The project is also developing a multi-purpose incubator, an automated cell culture unit, and two microgravity habitat holding racks, currently scheduled for launch in 2005. In addition the Canadian Space Agency is developing for the project an insect habitat, which houses Drosophila melanogaster, and provides an internal centrifuge for 1 g controls. NASDA is also developing for the project a glovebox for the contained manipulation and analysis of biological specimens, scheduled for launch in 2006. This core facility will allow for experimentation on small plants (Arabidopsis species), nematode worms (C. elegans), fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster), and a variety of microorganisms, bacteria, yeast, and mammalian cells. We propose a plan for early utilization which focuses on surveys of changes in gene expression and protein structure due to the space flight environment. In the future, the project is looking to continue development of a rodent habitat and a plant habitat that can be accommodated on the 2.5 meter centrifuge. By utilizing the early phases of the ISS to broadly answer what changes occur at the genetic and protein level of cells and organisms exposed to the ISS low earth orbit environment, we can generate interest for future experiments when the ISS capabilities allow for direct manipulation and intervention of experiments. The ISS continues to hold promise for high quality, long term, multi-generational biological studies with large sample sizes and appropriate controls.

Santos, O.

2002-01-01

206

Specification for strontium-90 500-watt(e) radioisotopic thermoelectric generator. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A conceptual design for a demonstration 500-watt(e) radioisotopic thermoelectric generator has been created for the Department of Energy. The design effort was divided into two tasks, viz., create a design specification for a capsule strength member that utilizes a standard Strontium-90 fluoride-filled WESF inner liner, and create a conceptual design for a 500-watt(e) RTG. Both tasks have been accomplished. The strength-member specification was designed to survive an external pressure of 24,500 psi and meet the requirements of special-form radioisotope heat sources. Therefore the capsule can, if desired, be licensed for domestic and international transport. The design for the RTG features a radioisotopic heat source, an array of nine capsules in a tungsten biological shield, four current-technology series-connected thermoelectric-conversion modules, low-conductivity thermal insulation, and a passive finned-housing radiator for waste-heat dissipation. The preliminary RTG specification formulated previous to contract award has been met or exceeded. The power source will generate the required power for the required service period at 28 volts dc with a conversion efficiency of 8%, provided the existing in-pool capsules at WESF meet the assumed thermal-inventory requirements.

Hammel, T.; Himes, J.; Lieberman, A.; McGrew, J.; Owings, D.; Schumann, F.

1983-04-01

207

Telerobot for space station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Flight Telerobotic Servicer (FTS), a multiple arm dexterous manipulation system, will aid in the assembly, maintenance, and servicing of the space station. Fundamental ideas and basic conceptual designs for a shuttle-based telerobot system have been produced. Recent space station studies provide additional concepts that should aid in the accomplishment of mission requirements. Currently, the FTS is in contractual source selection for a Phase B preliminary design. At the same time, design requirements are being developed through a series of robotic assessment tasks being performed at NASA and commercial installations. A number of the requirements for remote operation on the space station, necessary to supplement extravehicular activity (EVA), will be met by the FTS. Finally, technology developed for telerobotics will advance the state of the art of remote operating systems, enhance operator productivity, and prove instrumental in the evolution of an adaptive, intelligent autonomous robot.

Jenkins, Lyle M.

1987-01-01

208

35. SITE BUILDING 004 ELECTRIC POWER STATION CONTROL ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

35. SITE BUILDING 004 - ELECTRIC POWER STATION - CONTROL ROOM OF ELECTRIC POWER STATION WITH DIESEL ENGINE POWERED ELECTRIC GENERATION EQUIPMENT IN BACKGROUND. - Cape Cod Air Station, Technical Facility-Scanner Building & Power Plant, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Sandwich, Barnstable County, MA

209

Innovative technologies for full utilization of ash generated at coal-fired thermal power stations for producing alumina and construction materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The possibility of full 100% usage of ash from coal-fired thermal power stations for producing raw materials for the cement and alumina industries is considered, and it is shown that comprehensive processing of ash from coal-fired thermal power stations is required for this purpose.

Delitsyn, L. M.; Vlasov, A. S.; Borodina, T. I.; Ezhova, N. N.; Sudareva, S. V.

2013-04-01

210

Search for first generation leptoquark pair production in the electron + missing energy + jets final state  

SciTech Connect

We present a search for the pair production of first generation scalar leptoquarks (LQ) in data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb{sup -1} collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider in pp collisions at {radical}(s)=1.96 TeV. In the channel LQLQ{yields}eq{nu}{sub e}q{sup '}, where q, q{sup '} are u or d quarks, no significant excess of data over background is observed, and we set a 95% C.L. lower limit of 326 GeV on the LQ mass, assuming equal probabilities of LQ decays to eq and {nu}{sub e}q{sup '}.

Abazov, V. M.; Alexeev, G. D.; Golovanov, G.; Kharzheev, Y. N.; Malyshev, V. L.; Tokmenin, V. V.; Vertogradov, L. S.; Yatsunenko, Y. A. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna (Russian Federation); Abbott, B.; Gutierrez, P.; Jayasinghe, A.; Severini, H.; Skubic, P.; Strauss, M.; Svoisky, P. [University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States); Acharya, B. S.; Banerjee, S.; Mondal, N. K. [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (India); Adams, M.; Bazterra, V. [University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60607 (United States)

2011-10-01

211

Proposed Tenaska Washington II Generation Project : Final Environmental Impact Statement. Volume 2: Public Involvement.  

SciTech Connect

In regard to the proposed Tenaska Washington II Generation Project, the goal of the Bonneville Power Administration`s (BPA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public involvement process is to determine the issues to be examined and pertinent analyses to be conducted and to solicit comments on the content and quality of information presented in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Comments and questions are solicited from the public and government agencies during the scoping process and during the comment period and public hearing on the DEIS, to find out what is of most concern to them. The end product of the public involvement process is the Comment Report which follows in part of this volume on Public Involvement.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1994-01-01

212

Final LDRD report : infrared detection and power generation using self-assembled quantum dots.  

SciTech Connect

Alternative solutions are desired for mid-wavelength and long-wavelength infrared radiation detection and imaging arrays. We have investigated quantum dot infrared photodetectors (QDIPs) as a possible solution for long-wavelength infrared (8 to 12 {mu}m) radiation sensing. This document provides a summary for work done under the LDRD 'Infrared Detection and Power Generation Using Self-Assembled Quantum Dots'. Under this LDRD, we have developed QDIP sensors and made efforts to improve these devices. While the sensors fabricated show good responsivity at 80 K, their detectivity is limited by high noise current. Following efforts concentrated on how to reduce or eliminate this problem, but with no clear path was identified to the desired performance improvements.

Cederberg, Jeffrey George; Ellis, Robert; Shaner, Eric Arthur

2008-02-01

213

Proposed Tenaska Washington II Generation Project : Final Environmental Impact Statement: Summary.  

SciTech Connect

BPA is considering whether to purchase electrical power from a proposed privately-owned combustion-turbine electrical generation plant in Washington. The plant would be fired by natural gas and would use combined-cycle technology to generate 240 average megawatts (aMW) of energy. The plant would be developed, owned, and operated by Tenaska Washington Partners II, L.P. The project would be located about 19 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of downtown Tacoma in the Frederickson Industrial Area, Pierce County. The proposed plant would occupy about half of a 6.4-hectare (16-acre) parcel and would be consistent with the industrial character of its surroundings. The proposed site is currently undeveloped and zoned for industrial use by the county. Main environmental concerns identified in the scoping process and in comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) include: (1) potential air quality impacts, such as emissions and their contribution to the {open_quotes}greenhouse{close_quotes} effect; (2) potential health and safety impacts, such as nuisance odors, plant safety, visibility and heat-emission systems which may affect low-flying planes and potential health effects of electric and magnetic fields; and (3) potential water quality and quantity impacts, such as the amount of wastewater to be discharged, the source and amount of water required for plant operation. These and other issues are discussed in detail in the EIS. The proposed project already includes many features designed to reduce environmental impacts. Based on investigations performed for the EIS, no significant unavoidable adverse environmental impacts associated with the proposed project were identified, and no evidence emerged to suggest that the proposed action is controversial. The EIS is being mailed to numerous agencies, groups, and individuals (see Section 8.0). There will be a 30-day no-action period before any decisions are made and the Record of Decision is signed.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1994-01-01

214

Gongguan Metro Station NTU Hospital Metro Station  

E-print Network

Gongguan Metro Station NTU Hospital Metro Station 3 2 1 2 3 4 SE61 SE1 S71 SE63 SE74 SE73 SE72 SE Railway Station Taipei Railway Station To Shandao Temple Metro Station To Daan Park Sec. 3, Jianguo S. Rd. To Jianguo Expressway Sec. 2, Fuxing S. Rd. To Technology Building Metro Station

Hung, Shih-Hao

215

Solar power station  

SciTech Connect

Solar power station with semiconductor solar cells for generating electric power is described, wherein the semiconductor solar cells are provided on a member such as a balloon or a kite which carries the solar cells into the air. The function of the balloon or kite can also be fulfilled by a glider or airship. The solar power station can be operated by allowing the system to ascend at sunrise and descend at sunset or when the wind is going to be too strong in order to avoid any demage.

Wenzel, J.

1982-11-30

216

On the existence of debris clouds in the Space Station orbit: Final results of the EuroMir 1995 impact detector  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A flight experiment flown onboard the Mir space station as a part of the Euromir 95 mission is considered. The aim of the experiment was to develop a greater understanding of the effects of the space environment on materials. In addition to the active enumeration of particle impacts and trajectories, the aim was to capture hypervelocity particles for their return to earth. Postflight measurements were performed to determine the flux density, diameters and subsequent effects on various optical thermal control and structural materials. Sensors actively measured the atomic oxygen flux, the contamination depostion and their effects during the mission. Two clouds of small particles were detected during a period of 100 days onboard Mir. It is concluded that the measured momenta of these particles suggests that their size and velocity are such that they cause damage to optics and thermal control surfaces.

Maag, Carl R.; Deshpande, Sunil P.; Johnson, Nicholas L.

1997-01-01

217

Baseline and verification tests of the electric vehicle associates' current fare station wagon. Final test report, March 27, 1980-November 6, 1981  

SciTech Connect

The EVA Current Fare Wagon was manufactured by Electric Vehicle Associates, Incorporated (EVA) of Cleveland, Ohio. It is now available from Lectra Motors Corp. of Las Vegas, Nevada. The vehicle was tested under the direction of MERADCOM from 27 March 1980 to 6 November 1981. The tests are part of a Department of Energy project to assess advances in electric vehicle design. This report presents the performance test results on the EVA Current Fare Wagon. The EVA Current Fare Wagon is a 1980 Ford Fairmont station wagon which has been converted to an electric vehicle. The propulsion system is made up of a Cableform controller, a series-wound 30-hp Reliance Electric Motor, and 22 6-V lead-acid batteries. The Current Fare Wagon is also equipped with regenerative braking. Further details of the vehicle are given in the Vehicle Summary Data Sheet, Appendix A. The results of this testing are given in Table 1.

Dowgiallo, E.J. Jr.; Chapman, R.D.

1983-01-01

218

Space Station evolution study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is the Space Station Freedom (SSF) Evolution Study 1993 Final Report, performed under NASA Contract NAS8-38783, Task Order 5.1. This task examined: (1) the feasibility of launching current National Space Transportation System (NSTS) compatible logistics elements on expendable launch vehicles (ELV's) and the associated modifications, and (2) new, non-NSTS logistics elements for launch on ELV's to augment current SSF logistics capability.

Evans, David B.

1993-01-01

219

Final LDRD report : advanced materials for next generation high-efficiency thermochemistry.  

SciTech Connect

Despite rapid progress, solar thermochemistry remains high risk; improvements in both active materials and reactor systems are needed. This claim is supported by studies conducted both prior to and as part of this project. Materials offer a particular large opportunity space as, until recently, very little effort apart from basic thermodynamic analysis was extended towards understanding this most fundamental component of a metal oxide thermochemical cycle. Without this knowledge, system design was hampered, but more importantly, advances in these crucial materials were rare and resulted more from intuition rather than detailed insight. As a result, only two basic families of potentially viable solid materials have been widely considered, each of which has significant challenges. Recent efforts towards applying an increased level of scientific rigor to the study of thermochemical materials have provided a much needed framework and insights toward developing the next generation of highly improved thermochemically active materials. The primary goal of this project was to apply this hard-won knowledge to rapidly advance the field of thermochemistry to produce a material within 2 years that is capable of yielding CO from CO2 at a 12.5 % reactor efficiency. Three principal approaches spanning a range of risk and potential rewards were pursued: modification of known materials, structuring known materials, and identifying/developing new materials for the application. A newly developed best-of-class material produces more fuel (9x more H2, 6x more CO) under milder conditions than the previous state of the art. Analyses of thermochemical reactor and system efficiencies and economics were performed and a new hybrid concept was reported. The larger case for solar fuels was also further refined and documented.

Ambrosini, Andrea; Miller, James Edward; Allendorf, Mark D. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Coker, Eric Nicholas; Ermanoski, Ivan; Hogan, Roy E.,; McDaniel, Anthony H. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

2014-01-01

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Abundance and distribution of macro-crustaceans in the intake and discharge areas before and during early operation of the Cedar Bayou Generating Station  

E-print Network

site to insure that sufficient water could be drawn up the bayou from IBOI 27 15 24 ;*':: 21 RED BAYOU , . 8:; h, ;-, !;, 18 23 12 ";;. 9 17 II *'?'-' 7 8 13 14 18 28 ABBS h2 3 ':. ; TRINITY BAY h SCALE: STATUTE MILES 0 I 2 3 4 5... at Stations 4 and 5 varied from 3. 0 to 4. 0 m. The substrate at these two stations was silt and clay, with a very high content of organic debris. Trinity Bay, Discharge Area Each of shoreline Stations 6, 9, 19, 21, and 24 were located at 1610 m (I mile...

Schmidt, Monroe

2012-06-07

221

Space Station reference configuration description  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The data generated by the Space Station Program Skunk Works over a period of 4 months which supports the definition of a Space Station reference configuration is documented. The data were generated to meet these objectives: (1) provide a focal point for the definition and assessment of program requirements; (2) establish a basis for estimating program cost; and (3) define a reference configuration in sufficient detail to allow its inclusion in the definition phase Request for Proposal (RFP).

1984-01-01

222

Hydrogen generation by metal corrosion in simulated Waste Isolation Pilot Plant environments. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The corrosion and gas-generation characteristics of four material types: low-carbon steel (the current waste packaging material for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant), Cu-base and Ti-base (alternative packaging) materials, and Al-base (simulated waste) materials were determined in both the liquid and vapor phase of Brine A, a brine representative of an intergranular Salado Formation brine. Test environments consisted primarily of anoxic brine with overpressures of N{sub 2}, CO{sub 2}, H{sub 2}S, and H{sub 2}. Limited tests of low-carbon steel were also performed in simulated-backfill environments and in brine environments with pH values ranging from 3 to 11. Low-carbon steel reacted at a slow, measurable rate with anoxic brine, liberating H{sub 2} on an equimolar basis with Fe reacted. Presence of CO{sub 2} caused the initial reaction to proceed more rapidly, but CO{sub 2}-induced passivation stopped the reaction if the CO{sub 2} were present in sufficient quantities. Addition of H{sub 2}S to a CO{sub 2}-passivated system caused reversal of the passivation. Low-carbon steel immersed in brine with H{sub 2}S showed no reaction, apparently because of passivation of the steel by formation of FeS. Addition of CO{sub 2} to an H{sub 2}S-passivated system did not reverse the passivation. Cu- and Ti-base materials showed essentially no corrosion when exposed to brine and overpressures of N{sub 2}, CO{sub 2}, and H{sub 2}S except for the rapid and complete reaction between Cu-base materials and H{sub 2}S. The Al-base materials reacted at approximately the same rate as low-carbon steel when immersed in anoxic Brine A; considerably more rapidly in the presence of CO{sub 2} or H{sub 2}S; and much more rapidly when iron was present in the system as a brine contaminant. High-purity Al was much more susceptible to corrosion than the 6061 alloy. No significant reaction took place on any material in any environment in the vapor-phase exposures.

Telander, M.R.; Westerman, R.E. [Battelle Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

1997-03-01

223

Observation Station  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes how a teacher integrates science observations into the writing center. At the observation station, students explore new items with a science theme and use their notes and questions for class writings every day. Students are exposed to a variety of different topics and motivated to write in different styles all while…

Rutherford, Heather

2011-01-01

224

ILRS Station Reporting  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Network stations provided system configuration documentation upon joining the ILRS. This information, found in the various site and system log files available on the ILRS website, is essential to the ILRS analysis centers, combination centers, and general user community. Therefore, it is imperative that the station personnel inform the ILRS community in a timely fashion when changes to the system occur. This poster provides some information about the various documentation that must be maintained. The ILRS network consists of over fifty global sites actively ranging to over sixty satellites as well as five lunar reflectors. Information about these stations are available on the ILRS website (http://ilrs.gsfc.nasa.gov/network/stations/index.html). The ILRS Analysis Centers must have current information about the stations and their system configuration in order to use their data in generation of derived products. However, not all information available on the ILRS website is as up-to-date as necessary for correct analysis of their data.

Noll, Carey E.; Pearlman, Michael Reisman; Torrence, Mark H.

2013-01-01

225

Species composition, distribution, and seasonal abundance of macro-zooplankton in intake and discharge areas before and during early operation of the Cedar Bayou generating station  

E-print Network

proper use of a 0. 5 m plankton net (Figure 2). Stations too shallow for sampling were 3, 6, 9, 12-14, 18-21, and 24 and these are omitted from this report. Tabbs Bay Plankton Stations I and 2 were located in lower Tabbs Bay near the intake canal... of November 7, 1969 through November 25, 1970. This was to insure that sufficient water could be drawn through Cedar Bayou 16 Vl O ICI OI I O O O 55 +& I I 5- I? O Ih Ol III Cg O C O 5- O 'O O. 0 Il- 55 0 V I O. O III C Ew 17 from...

Kalke, Richard D

2012-06-07

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Work Element B: 157. Sampling in Fish-Bearing Reaches [Variation in Productivity in Headwater Reaches of the Wenatchee Subbasin], Final Report for PNW Research Station.  

SciTech Connect

We studied variation in productivity in headwater reaches of the Wenatchee subbasin for multiple field seasons with the objective that we could develop methods for monitoring headwater stream conditions at the subcatchment and stream levels, assign a landscape-scale context via the effects of geoclimatic parameters on biological productivity (macroinvertebrates and fish) and use this information to identify how variability in productivity measured in fishless headwaters is transmitted to fish communities in downstream habitats. In 2008, we addressed this final objective. In collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks we found some broad differences in the production of aquatic macroinvertebrates and in fish abundance across categories that combine the effects of climate and management intensity within the subbasin (ecoregions). From a monitoring standpoint, production of benthic macroinvertebrates was not a good predictor of drifting macroinvertebrates and therefore might be a poor predictor of food resources available to fish. Indeed, there is occasionally a correlation between drifting macroinvertebrate abundance and fish abundance which suggests that headwater-derived resources are important. However, fish in the headwaters appeared to be strongly food-limited and there was no evidence that fishless headwaters provided a consistent subsidy to fish in reaches downstream. Fish abundance and population dynamics in first order headwaters may be linked with similar metrics further down the watershed. The relative strength of local dynamics and inputs into productivity may be constrained or augmented by large-scale biogeoclimatic control. Headwater streams are nested within watersheds, which are in turn nested within ecological subregions; thus, we hypothesized that local effects would not necessarily be mutually exclusive from large-scale influence. To test this we examined the density of primarily salmonid fishes at several spatial and temporal scales within a major sub-basin of the Columbia River and associations of density with ecoregion and individuals drainages within the sub-basin. We further examined habitat metrics that show positive associations with fish abundance to see if these relationships varied at larger spatial scales. We examined the extent to which headwater fish density and temporal variation in density were correlated between the headwaters and the main tributaries of the sub-basin, and the influence of ecoregion influence on density differences, particularly at wider temporal scales. Finally, we examined demographic parameters such as growth and emigration to determine whether density-dependence differs among ecoregions or whether responses were more strongly influenced by the demography of the local fish population.

Polivka, Karl; Bennett, Rita L. [USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Wenatchee, WA

2009-03-31

227

Conceptual design of transfer station/materials and energy recovery facility, City of Berkeley: Solid Waste Management Center. Volume I. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Work is reported on the project to assess the feasibility and to develop a conceptual design for the Berkeley Solid Waste Management Center. Project summaries, findings, and recommendations are provided in Chapter 1. Chapter 2 covers markets for recovered products (electricity, steam, a ferrous metal, aluminum, corrugated boxes). Chapter 3 details the refuse composition analysis and surveys refuse quantity. Process selection, size reduction, size reduction followed by air classification, trommeling, evaluation of trommeling vs mass burning are discussed in Chapter 4. Pollution control requirements for air quality, water, residues, and noise are cited in Chapter 5. The solid waste management facility conceptualized in Chapter 6 receives, processes, recovers (secondary materials), and converts (to energy) refuse and transfers received refuse to distant landfill in the event of extended downtime of the process and energy conversion equipment. The facility is conceptualized with 50 TPD modular combustion/boiler units, all interconnected, operating on an 8-hour day, 5 days per week. An economic analysis is presented in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 covers agency constraints, permit procedures, and permit time requirements. The final chapter reviews financing alternatives, project risks, and procurement procedures. (MCW)

Not Available

1980-11-01

228

Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhancement Project; Characterization of Pump Flow at the Grand Coulee Dam Pumping Station for Fish Passage, 2004-2005 Final Report.  

SciTech Connect

This report describes a study conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the Bonneville Power Administration to characterize the conditions fish experience when entrained in pump flow at the Grand Coulee Dam. PNNL conducted field studies at Grand Coulee Dam in 2004 using the Sensor Fish to measure the acceleration and pressure conditions that might be experienced by fish that pass through pumps at Grand Coulee Dam's Pump-Generating Plant and are transported up into the feeder canal leading to Banks Lake. The probability that fish would be struck by the Pump-Generating Plant's new nine-bladed turbines was also estimated. Our measurements showed relatively low turbulence except in the immediate vicinity of the runner environment. The lowest and highest pressures experienced by the Sensor Fish were 6.4 and 155 psi (the pressure gauge saturated at 155 psi). The probability of strike was also calculated, based on the average length of hatchery-reared juvenile kokanee (land-locked sockeye). Strike probabilities ranged from 0.0755 for 2.36-inch fish to 0.3890 for 11.8-inch fish. The probability of strike estimates indicate that the majority (77%) of recently released hatchery kokanee would be carried through the test pump without being struck and most likely with low risk of injury resulting from pressure and turbulence exposure. Of the 23% that might be struck it is expected that 60% would arrive in Banks Lake without visible external injuries. Thus more than 90% of entrained fish could be expected to arrive in Banks Lake without significant injury, assuming that no kokanee were injured or killed by pressure exposure during passage.

Carlson, T.; Duncan, J.; Johnson, R.

2005-03-01

229

Sky Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While satellites are the current backbone of telecommunications and wireless infrastructure, the company that maintains this Web site envisions a completely new technology. The Stratospheric Telecommunications Service (STS) relies on "lighter-than-air platforms which are held in a geo-stationary position in the stratosphere (approximately 21Km) over a major metropolitan area." The Sky Station company documents much of the STS theory online, as well as maintaining news and information articles about the progress of the system's development. US and international organizations have already reserved some of the radio frequency spectrum for stratospheric platforms, and it seems to have considerable support from important agencies.

1997-01-01

230

EVALUATION AND DEMONSTRATION OF LOW-NOX BURNER SYSTEMS FOR TEOR (THERMALLY ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY) STEAM GENERATORS: FINAL REPORT - FIELD EVALUATION OF COMMERCIAL PROTOTYPE BURNER  

EPA Science Inventory

The report gives results of the final phase of a program to develop, demonstrate, and evaluate a low-NOx burner for crude-oil-fired steam generators used for thermally enhanced oil recovery (TEOR). The burner designed and demonstrated under this program was developed from design ...

231

Evaluation of interim and final waste forms for the newly generated liquid low-level waste flowsheet  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this review is to evaluate the final forms that have been proposed for radioactive-containing solid wastes and to determine their application to the solid wastes that will result from the treatment of newly generated liquid low-level waste (NGLLLW) and Melton Valley Storage Tank (MVST) supernate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Since cesium and strontium are the predominant radionuclides in NGLLLW and MVST supernate, this review is focused on the stabilization and solidification of solid wastes containing these radionuclides in cement, glass, and polymeric materials-the principal waste forms that have been tested with these types of wastes. Several studies have shown that both cesium and strontium are leached by distilled water from solidified cement, although the leachabilities of cesium are generally higher than those of strontium under similar conditions. The situation is exacerbated by the presence of sulfates in the solution, as manifested by cracking of the grout. Additives such as bentonite, blast-furnace slag, fly ash, montmorillonite, pottery clay, silica, and zeolites generally decrease the cesium and strontium release rates. Longer cement curing times (>28 d) and high ionic strengths of the leachates, such as those that occur in seawater, also decrease the leach rates of these radionuclides. Lower cesium leach rates are observed from vitrified wastes than from grout waste forms. However, significant quantities of cesium are volatilized due to the elevated temperatures required to vitrify the waste. Hence, vitrification will generally require the use of cleanup systems for the off-gases to prevent their release into the atmosphere.

Abotsi, G.M.K. [Clark Atlanta Univ., GA (United States); Bostick, D.T.; Beck, D.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [and others

1996-05-01

232

Aerospace crew station design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Consideration is given to spacecraft cockpits and work stations, commercial aircraft cockpits and crew stations, high performance aircraft cockpits and crew stations, and space stations and habitat crew stations. Particular attention is given to an historical review of NASA manned spacecraft crew stations, ESA spacelab crew stations, the evolution of commercial aircraft flight station design, Boeing 757/767 flight deck, a historical review of Concorde flight deck design, trends in the cockpit design of new European fighters, and state-of-the-art applications for Space Station crew interface design.

Carr, Gerald P. (editor); Montemerlo, Melvin D. (editor)

1984-01-01

233

M Station, Austin  

E-print Network

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Mathon, S.

2011-01-01

234

Engineering evaluation and analysis for the improvement of military standard generators. Volume 2. Final report, 24 February29 May 1987  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contents include: noise kits for 15- and 30-kW generator sets; Mil-Std generator set towed assemblage; electromagnetic pulse (EMP) analysis on the electromagnetic control system of the Mep-114A 30-kW DED generator set; technical data sheet - solar electric-battery charger; technical data sheet - diesel fuel heater\\/water separator; Patriot fuel-waxing study of the 15- and 30-kW Mil-Std generator sets; Photos-Regency net (modified

R. J. Adolph; L. G. Lawrence; G. W. Perkins; E. Thorwaldson

1987-01-01

235

Steam Generator Group Project: Task 9 final report, Nondestructive evaluation round robin: Volume 2, Raw inspection data  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Steam Generator Group Project (SGGP) is using the retired-from service Surry 2A pressurized water reactor steam generator as a test bed to investigate the reliability and effectiveness of inservice nondestructive eddy current inspection equipment and procedures. The information developed will provide the technical basis for updating the Regulatory Guides governing inservice inspection and tube plugging criteria of steam generators.

H. Harty; R. H. Ferris; A. S. Birks

1989-01-01

236

Steam Generator Group Project: Task 9 final report, Nondestructive evaluation round robin: Volume 1, Description and summary data  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Steam Generator Group Project (SGGP) is using the retired-from-service Surry 2A pressurized water reactor steam generator as a test bed to investigate the reliability and effectiveness of inservice nondestructive eddy current inspection equipment and procedures. The information developed will provide the technical basis for updating the Regulatory Guides governing inservice inspection and tube plugging criteria of steam generators. This

H. Harty; R. H. Ferris; A. S. Birks

1989-01-01

237

Space station ventilation study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A ventilation system design and selection method which is applicable to any manned vehicle were developed. The method was used to generate design options for the NASA 33-foot diameter space station, all of which meet the ventilation system design requirements. System characteristics such as weight, volume, and power were normalized to dollar costs for each option. Total system costs for the various options ranged from a worst case $8 million to a group of four which were all approximately $2 million. A system design was then chosen from the $2 million group and is presented in detail. A ventilation system layout was designed for the MSFC space station mockup which provided comfortable, efficient ventilation of the mockup. A conditioned air distribution system design for the 14-foot diameter modular space station, using the same techniques, is also presented. The tradeoff study resulted in the selection of a system which costs $1.9 million, as compared to the alternate configuration which would have cost $2.6 million.

Colombo, G. V.; Allen, G. E.

1972-01-01

238

Intelligent Virtual Station (IVS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Intelligent Virtual Station (IVS) is enabling the integration of design, training, and operations capabilities into an intelligent virtual station for the International Space Station (ISS). A viewgraph of the IVS Remote Server is presented.

2002-01-01

239

38. SITE BUILDING 004 ELECTRIC POWER STATION AT INTERIOR ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

38. SITE BUILDING 004 - ELECTRIC POWER STATION AT INTERIOR - OBLIQUE VIEW AT FLOOR LEVEL SHOWING DIESEL ENGINE/GENERATOR SET NUMBER 5. - Cape Cod Air Station, Technical Facility-Scanner Building & Power Plant, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Sandwich, Barnstable County, MA

240

37. SITE BUILDING 004 ELECTRIC POWER STATION ELEVATED ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

37. SITE BUILDING 004 - ELECTRIC POWER STATION - ELEVATED VIEW OF FIVE (5) 1200 HORSEPOWER STANDBY - POWER DIESEL ENGINE/GENERATOR SETS. - Cape Cod Air Station, Technical Facility-Scanner Building & Power Plant, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Sandwich, Barnstable County, MA

241

36. SITE BUILDING 004 ELECTRIC POWER STATION CLOSE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

36. SITE BUILDING 004 - ELECTRIC POWER STATION - CLOSE UP VIEW OF 1200 HORSEPOWER STANDBY POWER DIESEL ENGINE/GENERATOR SETS. - Cape Cod Air Station, Technical Facility-Scanner Building & Power Plant, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Sandwich, Barnstable County, MA

242

15. SITE BUILDING 004 ELECTRIC POWER STATION VIEW ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

15. SITE BUILDING 004 - ELECTRIC POWER STATION - VIEW IS LOOKING SOUTH 55° EAST AT FIVE DIESEL ENGINE/ GENERATOR SILENCER SYSTEM EXHAUST STACKS. - Cape Cod Air Station, Technical Facility-Scanner Building & Power Plant, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Sandwich, Barnstable County, MA

243

12. VIEW OF OPERATING ROOMRCA COMMUNICATION REC STATION (THIS ROOM ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

12. VIEW OF OPERATING ROOM-RCA COMMUNICATION REC STATION (THIS ROOM WAS ORIGINALLY A MOTOR GENERATOR FACILITY AND SUPPLIED DC POWER TO AN EARLIER GENERATION OF POINT-TO-POINT RECEIVERS ON SECOND FLOOR). VIEW SHOWS TRANSMITTER CONTROL STATION AND AUDIO CONTROL STATION (LEFT, WATKINS-JOHNSON WJ-8718-23. HP RECEIVERS AND KENWOOD R-5000 COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVERS (220 DEGREES). - Marconi Radio Sites, Receiving, Point Reyes Station, Marin County, CA

244

International Space Station power storage upgrade planned  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the Earth-orbit International Space Station (ISS) grows, it needs more power which is generated by solar panels. For periods in which the planet Earth occults sunlight, energy is stored in the biggest set of batteries ever flown in space. Reliability of power is important in a space station because a failure requires costly launch of replacement components. Even greater

H. Oman

2003-01-01

245

Space Station Spartan study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The required extension, enhancement, and upgrading of the present Spartan concept are described to conduct operations from the space station using the station's unique facilities and operational features. The space station Spartan (3S), the free flyer will be deployed from and returned to the space station and will conduct scientific missions of much longer duration than possible with the current Spartan. The potential benefits of a space station Spartan are enumerated. The objectives of the study are: (1) to develop a credible concept for a space station Spartan; and (2) to determine the associated requirements and interfaces with the space station to help ensure that the 3S can be properly accommodated.

Lane, J. H.; Schulman, J. R.; Neupert, W. M.

1985-01-01

246

OSSA Space Station waste inventory  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications has compiled an inventory of the types and quantities of the wastes that will be generated by the Space Station's initial operational phase in 35 possible mission scenarios. The objective of this study was the definition of waste management requirements for both the Space Station and the Space Shuttles servicing it. All missions, when combined, will produce about 5350 kg of gaseous, liquid and solid wastes every 90 days. A characterization has been made of the wastes in terms of toxicity, corrosiveness, and biological activity.

Rasmussen, Daryl N.; Johnson, Catherine C.; Bosley, John J.; Curran, George L.; Mains, Richard

1987-01-01

247

Installation Restoration Program (IRP) preliminary assessment of the 291st combat communications squadron. 291st combat communications squadron Hilo Air National Guard Station, Hawaii Air National Guard, Hilo, Hawaii. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The document identifies ANGRC attempt to assess possible installation restoration program sites at the station. The process involves research via personal interviews, record searches, review historic data, assessing `As Built Drawings`, Aerial photographs, and a site visit.

NONE

1995-01-01

248

Draper Station Analysis Tool  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Draper Station Analysis Tool (DSAT) is a computer program, built on commercially available software, for simulating and analyzing complex dynamic systems. Heretofore used in designing and verifying guidance, navigation, and control systems of the International Space Station, DSAT has a modular architecture that lends itself to modification for application to spacecraft or terrestrial systems. DSAT consists of user-interface, data-structures, simulation-generation, analysis, plotting, documentation, and help components. DSAT automates the construction of simulations and the process of analysis. DSAT provides a graphical user interface (GUI), plus a Web-enabled interface, similar to the GUI, that enables a remotely located user to gain access to the full capabilities of DSAT via the Internet and Webbrowser software. Data structures are used to define the GUI, the Web-enabled interface, simulations, and analyses. Three data structures define the type of analysis to be performed: closed-loop simulation, frequency response, and/or stability margins. DSAT can be executed on almost any workstation, desktop, or laptop computer. DSAT provides better than an order of magnitude improvement in cost, schedule, and risk assessment for simulation based design and verification of complex dynamic systems.

Bedrossian, Nazareth; Jang, Jiann-Woei; McCants, Edward; Omohundro, Zachary; Ring, Tom; Templeton, Jeremy; Zoss, Jeremy; Wallace, Jonathan; Ziegler, Philip

2011-01-01

249

Supplementary examination of alterative materials in a model steam generator: Volume 1, Tubesheet and tube bundle examinations: Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results of the destructive examination of tubesheet segments and supplementary tube bundle alternative materials from the model 10 steam generator are presented. The test model was fabricated of A600, A690, and A800 nuclear grade (NG) heat transfer tubes, support structures of various materials and designs, and an A508 class 3 tubesheet. Subsequently, the unit was steamed for approximately one

J. J. Krupowicz; E. J. Silva; G. C. Fink; J. F. Hall

1988-01-01

250

Experimental studies of explosively-driven magnetohydrodynamic generators. Final report, 1 October 1994--31 October 1997  

SciTech Connect

The field of High Power Microwaves (HPM) has evolved as a result of advances in the field of pulsed power, which has made pulses of electrical energy available that can drive HPM sources to gigawatt levels. One of the most compact forms of pulsed power involves the storage of chemical energy in the form of explosive charges. Explosive magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generators are electrical power sources, which convert the kinetic energy of moving plasma into useful electrical energy through the magnetic portion of the Lorentz force. This report describes research conducted by the Air Force Research Laboratory to test specific designs of explosively driven magnetohydrodynamic generators. The goal of the research was to investigate the use of gigawatt generators in driving reactive loads appropriate to diode, and ultimately HPM applications. Two test series were performed, the first of which consisted of experiments on a low voltage generator and the second of which had the goal of scaling the existing design to higher voltage while retaining the reactive-type load. The complex problem of diagnostics of the plasma in this explosive test was addressed using fast, temporally resolved, plasma measurements, as well as spectroscopic plasma constituent measurements.

Agee, F.J.; Baca, G.; Chama, D.; Lehr, F.M.; Englert, T.

1997-10-01

251

Space Station Freedom as an engineering experiment station: An overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In this presentation, the premise that Space Station Freedom has great utility as an engineering experiment station will be explored. There are several modes in which it can be used for this purpose. The most obvious are space qualification, process development, in space satellite repair, and materials engineering. The range of engineering experiments which can be done at Space Station Freedom run the gamut from small process oriented experiments to full exploratory development models. A sampling of typical engineering experiments are discussed in this session. First and foremost, Space Station Freedom is an elaborate experiment itself, which, if properly instrumented, will provide engineering guidelines for even larger structures which must surely be built if humankind is truly 'outward bound.' Secondly, there is the test, evaluation and space qualification of advanced electric thruster concepts, advanced power technology and protective coatings which must of necessity be tested in the vacuum of space. The current approach to testing these technologies is to do exhaustive laboratory simulation followed by shuttle or unmanned flights. Third, the advanced development models of life support systems intended for future space stations, manned mars missions, and lunar colonies can be tested for operation in a low gravity environment. Fourth, it will be necessary to develop new protective coatings, establish construction techniques, evaluate new materials to be used in the upgrading and repair of Space Station Freedom. Finally, the industrial sector, if it is ever to build facilities for the production of commercial products, must have all the engineering aspects of the process evaluated in space prior to a commitment to such a facility.

Rose, M. Frank

1992-01-01

252

Space Station Power System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The strategies, reasoning, and planning guidelines used in the development of the United States Space Station Program are outlined. The power required to support Space Station missions and housekeeping loads is a key driver in overall Space Station design. conversely, Space Station requirements drive the power technology. Various power system technology options are discussed. The mission analysis studies resulting in the required Space Station capabilities are also discussed. An example of Space Station functions and a concept to provide them is presented. The weight, area, payload and altitude requirements on draft and mass requirements are described with a summary and status of key power systems technology requirements and issues.

Baraona, C. R.

1984-01-01

253

Space Station Technology Summary  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The completion of the Space Station Propulsion Advanced Technology Programs established an in-depth data base for the baseline gaseous oxygen/gaseous hydrogen thruster, the waste gas resistojet, and the associated system operations. These efforts included testing of a full end-to-end system at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)-Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in which oxygen and hydrogen were generated from water by electrolysis at 6.89 MPa (1,000 psia), stored and fired through the prototype thruster. Recent end-to-end system tests which generate the oxygen/hydrogen propellants by electrolysis of water at 20.67 MPa (3,000 psia) were completed on the Integrated Propulsion Test Article (IPTA) at NASA-Johnson Space Center (JSC). Resistojet testing has included 10,000 hours of life testing, plume characterization, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) testing. Extensive 25-lbf thruster testing was performed defining operating performance characteristics across the required mixture ratio and thrust level ranges. Life testing has accumulated 27 hours of operation on the prototype thruster. A total of seven injectors and five thrust chambers were fabricated to the same basic design. Five injectors and three thrust chambers designed to incorporate improved life, performance, and producibility characteristics are ready for testing. Five resistojets were fabricated and tested, with modifications made to improve producibility. The lessons learned in the area of producibility for both the O2/H2 thrusters and for the resistojet have resolved critical fabrication issues. The test results indicate that all major technology issues for long life and reliability for space station application were resolved.

Iacabucci, R.; Evans, S.; Briley, G.; Delventhal, R. A.; Braunscheidel, E.

1989-01-01

254

Final Report - Gas Generation Testing of Uranium Metal in Simulated K Basin Sludge and in Grouted Sludge Waste Forms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is being considered for the disposal of K Basin sludge as RH-TRU. Because the hydrogen gas concentration in the 55-gallon RH-TRU sealed drums to be transported to WIPP is limited by flammability safety, the number of containers and shipments likely will be driven by the rate of hydrogen generated by the uranium metal-water reaction

Calvin H. Delegard; Andrew J. Schmidt; Rachel L. Sell; Sergei I. Sinkov; Samuel A. Bryan; Sue Gano; Brenda M. Thornton

2004-01-01

255

Final Results for the GRC Supporting Technology Development Project for the 110-Watt Stirling Radioisotope Generator (SRG110)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

From 1999-2006, the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) supported the development of a high-efficiency, nominal 110-We Stirling Radioisotope Generator (SRG110) for potential use on NASA missions, including deep space missions, Mars rovers, and lunar applications. Lockheed Martin (LM) was the system integrator for the SRG110, under contract to the Department of Energy (DOE). Infinia Corporation (formerly Stirling Technology Company) developed the Stirling convertor, first as a contractor to DOE and then under subcontract to LM. The SRG110 development has been redirected, and recent program changes have been made to significantly increase the specific power of the generator. System development of an Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG) has now begun, using a lightweight, advanced convertor from Sunpower, Inc. This paper summarizes the results of the supporting technology effort that GRC completed for the SRG110. GRC tasks included convertor extended-duration testing in air and thermal vacuum environments, heater head life assessment, materials studies, permanent magnet aging characterization, linear alternator evaluations, structural dynamics testing, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) characterization, organic materials evaluations, reliability studies, and development of an end-to-end system dynamic model. Related efforts are now continuing in many of these areas to support ASRG development.

Schreiber, Jeffrey G.; Thieme, Lanny G.

2007-01-01

256

Final Report - Gas Generation Testing of Uranium Metal in Simulated K Basin Sludge and in Grouted Sludge Waste Forms  

SciTech Connect

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is being considered for the disposal of K Basin sludge as RH-TRU. Because the hydrogen gas concentration in the 55-gallon RH-TRU sealed drums to be transported to WIPP is limited by flammability safety, the number of containers and shipments likely will be driven by the rate of hydrogen generated by the uranium metal-water reaction (U + 2 H{sub 2}O {yields} UO{sub 2} + 2 H{sub 2}) in combination with the hydrogen generated from water and organic radiolysis. Gas generation testing was conducted with uranium metal particles of known surface area, in simulated K West (KW) Basin canister sludge and immobilized in candidate grout solidification matrices. This study evaluated potential for Portland cement and magnesium phosphate grouts to inhibit the reaction of water with uranium metal in the sludge and thereby permit higher sludge loading to the disposed waste form. The best of the grouted waste forms decreased the uranium metal-water reaction by a factor of four.

Delegard, Calvin H.; Schmidt, Andrew J.; Sell, Rachel L.; Sinkov, Sergei I.; Bryan, Samuel A.; Gano, Sue; Thornton, Brenda M.

2004-08-19

257

Final Results for the GRC Supporting Technology Development Project for the 110-Watt Stirling Radioisotope Generator (SRG110)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

From 1999 to 2006, the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) supported the development of a high-efficiency, nominal 110-We Stirling Radioisotope Generator (SRG110) for potential use on NASA missions, including deep space missions, Mars rovers, and lunar applications. Lockheed Martin (LM) was the system integrator for the SRG110, under contract to the Department of Energy (DOE). Infinia Corporation (formerly Stirling Technology Company) developed the Stirling convertor, first as a contractor to DOE and then under subcontract to LM. The SRG110 development has been redirected, and recent program changes have been made to significantly increase the specific power of the generator. System development of an Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG) has now begun, using a lightweight, advanced convertor from Sunpower, Inc. This paper summarizes the results of the supporting technology effort that GRC completed for the SRG110. GRC tasks included convertor extended-duration testing in air and thermal vacuum environments, heater head life assessment, materials studies, permanent magnet aging characterization, linear alternator evaluations, structural dynamics testing, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) characterization, organic materials evaluations, reliability studies, and development of an end-to-end system dynamic model. Related efforts are now continuing in many of these areas to support ASRG development.

Schreiber, Jeffrey G.; Thieme, Lanny G.

2007-01-01

258

Live from Space Station Learning Technologies Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is the Final Report for the Live From Space Station (LFSS) project under the Learning Technologies Project FY 2001 of the MSFC Education Programs Department. AZ Technology, Inc. (AZTek) has developed and implemented science education software tools to support tasks under the LTP program. Initial audience consisted of 26 TreK in the Classroom schools and thousands of museum visitors to the International Space Station: The Earth Tour exhibit sponsored by Discovery Place museum.

2001-01-01

259

Strawberries at Troupe Station.  

E-print Network

, TEXAS. Reports and Bulletins are sent free upon application to the Director. STRAWBERRIES AT TROUPE STATION. var the the BY EDWARD C. GREEN ASSISTANT HORTICULTURIST The establishment of Troupe Station, Smith County, has increase( greatly...

Green, Edward C.

1904-01-01

260

Aerobrake assembly with minimum Space Station accommodation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The minimum Space Station Freedom accommodations required for initial assembly, repair, and refurbishment of the Lunar aerobrake were investigated. Baseline Space Station Freedom support services were assumed, as well as reasonable earth-to-orbit possibilities. A set of three aerobrake configurations representative of the major themes in aerobraking were developed. Structural assembly concepts, along with on-orbit assembly and refurbishment scenarios were created. The scenarios were exercised to identify required Space Station Freedom accommodations. Finally, important areas for follow-on study were also identified.

Katzberg, Steven J.; Butler, David H.; Doggett, William R.; Russell, James W.; Hurban, Theresa

1991-01-01

261

Parametric study of the potential for BWR ECCS strainer blockage due to LOCA generated debris. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report documents a plant-specific study for a BWR/4 with a Mark I containment that evaluated the potential for LOCA generated debris and the probability of losing long term recirculation capability due ECCS pump suction strainer blockage. The major elements of this study were: (1) acquisition of detailed piping layouts and installed insulation details for a reference BWR; (2) analysis of plant specific piping weld failure probabilities to estimate the LOCA frequency; (3) development of an insulation and other debris generation and drywell transport models for the reference BWR; (4) modeling of debris transport in the suppression pool; (5) development of strainer blockage head loss models for estimating loss of NPSH margin; (6) estimation of core damage frequency attributable to loss of ECCS recirculation capability following a LOCA. Elements 2 through 5 were combined into a computer code, BLOCKAGE 2.3. A point estimate of overall DEGB pipe break frequency (per Rx-year) of 1.59E-04 was calculated for the reference plant, with a corresponding overall ECCS loss of NPSH frequency (per Rx-year) of 1.58E-04. The calculated point estimate of core damage frequency (per Rx-year) due to blockage related accident sequences for the reference BWR ranged from 4.2E-06 to 2.5E-05. The results of this study show that unacceptable strainer blockage and loss of NPSH margin can occur within the first few minutes after ECCS pumps achieve maximum flows when the ECCS strainers are exposed to LOCA generated fibrous debris in the presence of particulates (sludge, paint chips, concrete dust). Generic or unconditional extrapolation of these reference plant calculated results should not be undertaken.

Zigler, G.; Brideau, J.; Rao, D.V.; Shaffer, C.; Souto, F.; Thomas, W. [Science and Engineering Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-10-01

262

The International Space Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Users can access news articles, background information and links about the International Space Station. Materials presented here include crew biographies, expedition press kits, accounts of science experiments, and imagery taken from the station. Other features include a clock/counter that logs the station's and the crew's time in orbit and information for ground-based observers who wish to view the station as it passes overhead at night.

263

The Activities and Importance of International Field Stations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Field stations worldwide are valuable resources for the discovery of natural phenomena, education and enlightenment of students, and training of the next generation of field scientists. Field stations face the pressures of human population expansion, habitat and biodiversity loss, and changing environmental conditions, and hence are sentinels of the state of our precarious Earth. We demonstrate the importance of field stations by describing developments supported by field stations and by examining recent literature. Eleven percent of papers published in Conservation Biology and 26% of those published in Ecology were supported in some way by a field station. We review data supplied by field stations over the last 20 years about stationsâ ecology, dominant discipline, personnel, and infrastructure. Communication among international field stations is difficult and could be improved by the formation of more regional networks. An international network would help elevate the recognition of the importance of field stations.

Eugene Wallensky (The Australia National University;); Mark Baine (University of Papua New Guinea;Motupore Island Research Centre); Richard Wyman (E. N. Huyck Preserve & Biological Research Station;)

2009-07-01

264

Feature generation and statistical analysis of physiological responses to nerve-agent exposure. Final report, January 1984-January 1985  

SciTech Connect

This report describes research carried out on the problem of automated information extraction from multichannel physiological signals. Analog tapes were obtained of data recorded during an animal study of the ventilatory requirements after nerve-agent exposure. The main objective of the research was to determine if the physiological signals contained information relevant to the state of the subject. It was also of great interest to determine if the feature condition of the subject could be predicted from the data obtained at a point shortly after initial contact with the agent. This study also included development of techniques for compression and processing of large volumes of data. This report covers data digitalization, feature generation, and data analysis. Because of the limited numbers of tapes available with adequate quality signals, only three experiments were analyzed in depth. Feature generation and analysis algorithms were developed and used on data from these experiments. Statistical and physiological feature evaluations of the data revealed that information from several signals, when displayed as biplots, permitted differentiation among the carrying states of the animals. Results of this contract indicate that these techniques may be useful in developing algorithms which predict the consequences for casualties based on data obtained shortly after nerve agent exposure.

Fu; Swain, P.H.; Anuta, P.E.

1986-04-01

265

Final Report, Next-Generation Mega-Voltage Cargo-Imaging System for Cargo Conainer Inspection, March 2007  

SciTech Connect

The UNLV Research Foundation, as the primary award recipient, teamed with Varian Medical Systems-Security & Inspection Products and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) for the purpose of conducting research and engineering related to a "next-generation" mega-voltage imaging (MVCI) system for inspection of cargo in large containers. The procurement and build-out of hardware for the MVCI project has been completed. The K-9 linear accelerator and an optimized X-ray detection system capable of efficiently detecting X-rays emitted from the accelerator after they have passed through the device is under test. The Office of Science financial assistance award has made possible the development of a system utilizing a technology which will have a profound positive impact on the security of U.S. seaports. The proposed project will ultimately result in critical research and development advances for the "next-generation" Linatron X-ray accelerator technology, thereby providing a safe, reliable and efficient fixed and mobile cargo inspection system, which will very significantly increase the fraction of cargo containers undergoing reliable inspection as the enter U.S. ports. Both NNSA/NA-22 and the Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office are collaborating with UNLV and its team to make this technology available as soon as possible.

Dr. James Clayton, Ph.D., Varian Medical Systems-Security & Inspection Products; Dr. Emma Regentova, Ph.D, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Dr. Evangelos Yfantis, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2007-03-27

266

Low NO{sub x} turbine power generation utilizing low Btu GOB gas. Final report, June--August 1995  

SciTech Connect

Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is second only to carbon dioxide as a contributor to potential global warming. Methane liberated by coal mines represents one of the most promising under exploited areas for profitably reducing these methane emissions. Furthermore, there is a need for apparatus and processes that reduce the nitrogen oxide (NO{sub x}) emissions from gas turbines in power generation. Consequently, this project aims to demonstrate a technology which utilizes low grade fuel (CMM) in a combustion air stream to reduce NO{sub x} emissions in the operation of a gas turbine. This technology is superior to other existing technologies because it can directly use the varying methane content gases from various streams of the mining operation. The simplicity of the process makes it useful for both new gas turbines and retrofitting existing gas turbines. This report evaluates the feasibility of using gob gas from the 11,000 acre abandoned Gateway Mine near Waynesburg, Pennsylvania as a fuel source for power generation applying low NO{sub x} gas turbine technology at a site which is currently capable of producing low grade GOB gas ({approx_equal} 600 BTU) from abandoned GOB areas.

Ortiz, I.; Anthony, R.V.; Gabrielson, J.; Glickert, R.

1995-08-01

267

Southwestern Research Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Web site profiles AMNH's Southwestern Research Station (SWRS), a year-round field station that allows biologists, geologists, and anthropologists to study the diverse environments and biotas of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona. The site includes an overview of the field station and its work, information on courses offered, and information for visitors, researchers, interns and volunteers.

268

Photovoltaic central station step and touch potential considerations in grounding system design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The probability of hazardous step and touch potentials is an important consideration in central station grounding system design. Steam turbine generating station grounding system design is based on accepted industry practices and there is extensive in-service experience with these grounding systems. A photovoltaic (PV) central station is a relatively new concept and there is limited experience with PV station grounding systems. The operation and physical configuration of a PV central station is very different from a steam electric station. A PV station bears some similarity to a substation and the PV station step and touch potentials might be addressed as they are in substation design. However, the PV central station is a generating station and it is appropriate to examine the effect that the differences and similarities of the two types of generating stations have on step and touch potential considerations.

Engmann, G.

1983-01-01

269

Toxicology Studies on Lewisite and Sulfur Mustard Agents: Two-Generation Reproduction Study of Lewisite in Rats Final Report  

SciTech Connect

Occupational health standards have not been established for Lewisite [bis(2-chlorethyl)arsine], a potent toxic vesicant which reacts with the sulfhydryl groups of proteins through its arsenic group. The purposes of this study were to determine the reproductive consequences and dose~response of continuing Lewisite exposure of parental males and females and their offspring in a 42-week two-generation study. Solutions of Lewisite were prepared for administration by diluting the neat agent with sesame oil. Rats were administered Lewisite (0, 0.10, 0.25 or 0.60 mg/kg/day for 5 days a week) via intragastric intubation prior to mating, during mating and after mating until the birth of their offspring. The dams continued to receive Lewisite during lactation. At weaning, male and female offspring of each group were selected to continue on the study; rece1v1ng Lewisite during adolescence, mating and throughout gestation. Again, the dams continued to receive Lewisite until weaning of the offspring. Lewisite had no adverse effect on reproduction performance, fertility or reproductive organ weights of male or female rats through two consecutive generations. No adverse effect to offspring were attributed to Lewisite exposure. Minor changes in growth was the only maternal effect observed. Lewisite exposure of parental rats caused no gross or microscopic lesions in testes, epididymis, prostrate, seminal vesicles, ovaries, uterus or vagina. Severe inflammation of the lung was observed at necropsy in cases in which Lewisite gained access to the respiratory system from accidental dosing or reflux and aspiration; this usually caused early death of the animal. The NOEL for reproductive effects in this study was greater than 0.60 mg/kg/day.

Sasser, L. B.; Cushing, J. A.; Kalkwarf, D. R.; Mellick, P. W.; Buschbom, R. L.

1989-07-15

270

Final Report on Utilization of TRU TRISO Fuel as Applied to HTR Systems Part II: Prismatic Reactor Cross Section Generation  

SciTech Connect

The deep-burn prismatic high temperature reactor is made up of an annular core loaded with transuranic isotopes and surrounded in the center and in the periphery by reflector blocks in graphite. This disposition creates challenges for the neutronics compared to usual light water reactor calculation schemes. The longer mean free path of neutrons in graphite affects the neutron spectrum deep inside the blocks located next to the reflector. The neutron thermalisation in the graphite leads to two characteristic fission peaks at the inner and outer interfaces as a result of the increased thermal flux seen in those assemblies. Spectral changes are seen at least on half of the fuel blocks adjacent to the reflector. This spectral effect of the reflector may prevent us from successfully using the two step scheme -lattice then core calculation- typically used for light water reactors. We have been studying the core without control mechanisms to provide input for the development of a complete calculation scheme. To correct the spectrum at the lattice level, we have tried to generate cross-sections from supercell calculations at the lattice level, thus taking into account part of the graphite surrounding the blocks of interest for generating the homogenised cross-sections for the full-core calculation. This one has been done with 2 to 295 groups to assess if increasing the number of groups leads to more accurate results. A comparison with a classical single block model has been done. Both paths were compared to a reference calculation done with MCNP. It is concluded that the agreement with MCNP is better with supercells, but that the single block model remains quite close if enough groups are kept for the core calculation. 26 groups seems to be a good compromise between time and accu- racy. However, some trials with depletion have shown huge variations of the isotopic composition across a block next to the reflector. It may imply that at least an in- core depletion for the number density calculation may be necessary in the complete calculation scheme.

Vincent Descotes

2011-03-01

271

Evaluation of the British Gas Corporation/Lurgi slagging gasifier in gasification-combined-cycle power generation. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Plant designs, performance data, cost estimates, and bus-bar power costs were developed for a nominal 500-MW integrated coal gasification, combined-cycle power plant. The British Gas/Lurgi slagging, fixed-bed gasifier was employed to produce a clean fuel gas from coal. The clean fuel gas was fired in near-term, advanced technology combustion gas turbines operating at combustor temperatures of 2200/sup 0/F. Gas turbine exhausts were used to produce steam that was employed in a superheat/reheat main steam turbine generator to produce additional power. Duct burners and external combustors were investigated for the purpose of firing any fuel gas available in excess of that consumed by the gas turbines. The results of the study indicate that the power plant has the potential to provide base-load electricity at a cost that is 10% to 15% lower than the cost of electricity produced by a conventional coal-steam plant. In addition, the plant has the capability for producing very low-cost peak and intermediate load electricity. Harmful emissions from the plant would be considerably reduced in quantity relative to conventional coal-fired plants. 24 figures, 43 tables.

delaMora, J.A.; Grisso, J.R.; Klumpe, H.W.; Musso, A.; Roszkowski, T.R.; Thompson, B.H.; Lienhard, H.; Beyer, T.

1985-03-01

272

Final environmental impact statement. Management of commercially generated radioactive waste. Volume 3. Public comments hearing board report  

SciTech Connect

This EIS analyzes the significant environmental impacts that could occur if various technologies for management and disposal of high-level and transuranic wastes from commercial nuclear power reactors were to be developed and implemented. This EIS will serve as the environmental input for the decision on which technology, or technologies, will be emphasized in further research and development activities in the commercial waste management program. The action proposed in this EIS is to (1) adopt a national strategy to develop mined geologic repositories for disposal of commercially generated high-level and transuranic radioactive waste (while continuing to examine subseabed and very deep hole disposal as potential backup technologies) and (2) conduct a R and D program to develop such facilities and the necessary technology to ensure the safe long-term containment and isolation of these wastes. The Department has considered in this statement: development of conventionally mined deep geologic repositories for disposal of spent fuel from nuclear power reactors and/or radioactive fuel reprocessing wastes; balanced development of several alternative disposal methods; and no waste disposal action. This volume contains written public comments and hearing board responses and reports offered on the draft statement.

Not Available

1980-10-01

273

Monolithic solid oxide fuel cell technology advancement for coal-based power generation. Final report, September 1989--March 1994  

SciTech Connect

This project has successfully advanced the technology for MSOFCs for coal-based power generation. Major advances include: tape-calendering processing technology, leading to 3X improved performance at 1000 C; stack materials formulations and designs with sufficiently close thermal expansion match for no stack damage after repeated thermal cycling in air; electrically conducting bonding with excellent structural robustness; and sealants that form good mechanical seals for forming manifold structures. A stack testing facility was built for high-spower MSOFC stacks. Comprehensive models were developed for fuel cell performance and for analyzing structural stresses in multicell stacks and electrical resistance of various stack configurations. Mechanical and chemical compatibility properties of fuel cell components were measured; they show that the baseline Ca-, Co-doped interconnect expands and weakens in hydrogen fuel. This and the failure to develop adequate sealants were the reason for performance shortfalls in large stacks. Small (1-in. footprint) two-cell stacks were fabricated which achieved good performance (average area-specific-resistance 1.0 ohm-cm{sup 2} per cell); however, larger stacks had stress-induced structural defects causing poor performance.

Not Available

1994-05-01

274

Space Station-Baseline Configuration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In response to President Reagan's directive to NASA to develop a permanent marned Space Station within a decade, part of the State of the Union message to Congress on January 25, 1984, NASA and the Administration adopted a phased approach to Station development. This approach provided an initial capability at reduced costs, to be followed by an enhanced Space Station capability in the future. This illustration depicts the baseline configuration, which features a 110-meter-long horizontal boom with four pressurized modules attached in the middle. Located at each end are four photovoltaic arrays generating a total of 75-kW of power. Two attachment points for external payloads are provided along this boom. The four pressurized modules include the following: A laboratory and habitation module provided by the United States; two additional laboratories, one each provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan; and an ESA-provided Man-Tended Free Flyer, a pressurized module capable of operations both attached to and separate from the Space Station core. Canada was expected to provide the first increment of a Mobile Serving System.

1989-01-01

275

Space station propulsion test bed  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A test bed was fabricated to demonstrate hydrogen/oxygen propulsion technology readiness for the intital operating configuration (IOC) space station application. The test bed propulsion module and computer control system were delivered in December 1985, but activation was delayed until mid-1986 while the propulsion system baseline for the station was reexamined. A new baseline was selected with hydrogen/oxygen thruster modules supplied with gas produced by electrolysis of waste water from the space shuttle and space station. As a result, an electrolysis module was designed, fabricated, and added to the test bed to provide an end-to-end simulation of the baseline system. Subsequent testing of the test bed propulsion and electrolysis modules provided an end-to-end demonstration of the complete space station propulsion system, including thruster hot firings using the oxygen and hydrogen generated from electrolysis of water. Complete autonomous control and operation of all test bed components by the microprocessor control system designed and delivered during the program was demonstrated. The technical readiness of the system is now firmly established.

Briley, G. L.; Evans, S. A.

1989-01-01

276

Alternative strategies for space station financing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The attributes of the proposed space station program are oriented toward research activities and technologies which generate long term benefits for mankind. Unless such technologies are deemed of national interest and thus are government funded, they must stand on their own in the market place. Therefore, the objectives of a United States space station should be based on commercial criteria; otherwise, such a project attracts no long term funding. There is encouraging evidence that some potential space station activities should generate revenues from shuttle related projects within the decade. Materials processing concepts as well as remote sensing indicate substantial potential. Futhermore, the economics and thus the commercial feasibility of such projects will be improved by the operating efficiencies available with an ongoing space station program.

Walklet, D. C.; Heenan, A. T.

1983-01-01

277

Space Station Freedom Utilization Conference  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The topics addressed in Space Station Freedom Utilization Conference are: (1) space station freedom overview and research capabilities; (2) space station freedom research plans and opportunities; (3) life sciences research on space station freedom; (4) technology research on space station freedom; (5) microgravity research and biotechnology on space station freedom; and (6) closing plenary.

1992-01-01

278

Data quality control of ADSN Broadband stations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work we present the analysis of continuous waveform of the Algerian digital seismic network recorded during five years from 2008 to 2013 for twenty broadband stations using the power spectral densities (PSDs) and their corresponding probability density functions (PDFs) algorithm of McNamara, and Buland (2004). ADSN Broadband stations data quality is one main concern and interest of ADSN technical team. Indeed, the quality of the data from broadband stations is continuously controlled in quasi-realtime using "PQLX" (Pascal Quick Look eXtended) software to compute the PDFs and PSDs during the operation of the stations at different frequency range. At each station the level of noise is shown, which we can see diurnal and seasonal variation. From the data analysis, most of the ADSN Broadband stations display good records in the several frequency domains in relation with their site installation. However some of stations near the urban areas could present some noisy disturbances. This led sometimes to generate some ghost events. In the low frequency, some stations could be still influenced by the temperature variations. This long period of records from 2008 to 2013, led us to analyze and control the several stations year by year taking into account the seasons and to know about their work during five years. This analysis is also very important to improve in the future quality of station installation and choose the optimal station design in aim to reduce cultural noise and large fluctuation of temperature and pressure. Key words: PQLX, PDFs, PSDs, Broad Band

Alili, Azouaou; Yelles-chaouche, Abd el karim; Allili, Toufik; Messemen, Walid

2014-05-01

279

Weather Station Model  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson instructs students on how to read station models, the symbols used on weather maps to show data (temperature, wind speed and direction, barometeric pressure, etc.) for a given reporting station. It includes a diagram of a station model, an explanation of the data conveyed by the numbers and symbols, and a table of definitions for the graphic symbols used with models. There is also a set of interactive station models students can use for practice at interpretation, and an interactive exercise in which students use real-time weather data to interpret models.

280

International Space Station: Update  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In November 1998, Zarya was launched into space, ushering in the era of the International Space Station (featured in the November 25, 1998 Scout Report for Science & Engineering). This month, the docking of the Zvezda Service Module marks the beginning of yet another phase -- in which Zvezda will serve as living quarters to the first ever resident crew (Expedition One), scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station in early November. This site from NASA provides updated information on the International Space Station, including recent news, planned missions, and a virtual tour of the (yet-to-be-completed) station.

281

Space Station tethered elevator system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The optimized conceptual engineering design of a space station tethered elevator is presented. The tethered elevator is an unmanned, mobile structure which operates on a ten-kilometer tether spanning the distance between Space Station Freedom and a platform. Its capabilities include providing access to residual gravity levels, remote servicing, and transportation to any point along a tether. The report discusses the potential uses, parameters, and evolution of the spacecraft design. Emphasis is placed on the elevator's structural configuration and three major subsystem designs. First, the design of elevator robotics used to aid in elevator operations and tethered experimentation is presented. Second, the design of drive mechanisms used to propel the vehicle is discussed. Third, the design of an onboard self-sufficient power generation and transmission system is addressed.

Haddock, Michael H.; Anderson, Loren A.; Hosterman, K.; Decresie, E.; Miranda, P.; Hamilton, R.

1989-01-01

282

Photovoltaic central station step and touch potential considerations in grounding system design  

Microsoft Academic Search

The probability of hazardous step and touch potentials is an important consideration in central station grounding system design. Steam turbine generating station grounding system design is based on accepted industry practices and there is extensive in-service experience with these grounding systems. A photovoltaic (PV) central station is a relatively new concept and there is limited experience with PV station grounding

G. Engmann

1983-01-01

283

On-Site Hydrogen Generation & Refueling Station  

E-print Network

3-5 min per car Refueling rate 5000 psiDispensing 6200-6500 psiCompression & Storage Design 100 nm3 cell & HCNG busses in commercial operation ­ Refueling fuel cell & HCNG street sweepers and cars design complete March 2003 · Demo unit fabrication in progress May 2003 · Compression, storage

284

AES Huntington Beach Generation Station Surf Zone  

E-print Network

contamination investigation was required by the California Energy Commission (CEC). AB 4111 indicators (total and fecal coliform, and Enterococcus) and physical and chemical parameters (p HBGS and are discharged to the ocean causing bacterial contamination of the surf zone

285

Final environmental assessment and Finding-of-No-Significant-Impact - drum storage facility for interim storage of materials generated by environmental restoration operations  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), DOE/EA-0995, for the construction and operation of a drum storage facility at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Golden, Colorado. The proposal for construction of the facility was generated in response to current and anticipated future needs for interim storage of waste materials generated by environmental restoration operations. A public meeting was held on July 20, 1994, at which the scope and analyses of the EA were presented. The scope of the EA included evaluation of alternative methods of storage, including no action. A comment period from July 5, 1994 through August 4, 1994, was provided to the public and the State of Colorado to submit written comment on the EA. No written comments were received regarding this proposed action, therefore no comment response is included in the Final EA. Based on the analyses in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required and the Department is issuing this Finding of No Significant Impact.

Not Available

1994-09-01

286

Wilson Botanical Garden Las Cruces Biological Station  

E-print Network

Wilson Botanical Garden Las Cruces Biological Station Apdo. 73-8257 San Vito, Coto Brus, COSTA RICA you can do to help at the Wilson Botanical Garden, please email us at lcruces@ots.ac.cr. Tree Tour finally finished the Wilson Botanical Garden Tree Tour booklet in both Spanish and English. The self

Sekercioglu, Cagan Hakki

287

Dextre: Improving maintenance operations on the International Space Station  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM), known as “Dextre”, is currently slated to launch in February 2008 for deployment on the International Space Station (ISS) as the final component of Canada's Mobile Servicing System (MSS). Dextre's primary role on the Space Station is to perform repair and replacement (R&R) maintenance tasks on robotically compatible hardware such as Orbital Replaceable Units

Elliott Coleshill; Layi Oshinowo; Richard Rembala; Bardia Bina; Daniel Rey; Shelley Sindelar

2009-01-01

288

Space station automation study: Autonomous systems and assembly, volume 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This final report, prepared by Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace, provides the technical results of their input to the Space Station Automation Study, the purpose of which is to develop informed technical guidance in the use of autonomous systems to implement space station functions, many of which can be programmed in advance and are well suited for automated systems.

Bradford, K. Z.

1984-01-01

289

A Proposal for an ALPs-Chameleon Experiments Station  

E-print Network

It is generally accepted that certain astronomical and cosmological observations can be explained by invoking the concepts of Dark Matter and Dark Energy (DM/DE). Applying straightforward extensions of the Standard Model to DM/DE, results in scalar fi?elds and predictions of particles generation via photo-magnetic coupling . Under the right conditions, these particles should be observable in earth-bound laboratory settings. Although many attempts have been made to observe these particles, none have succeeded. Heretofore, most searches have focused on detecting multi-GeV Dark Matter WIMPS. Recently, however, searches have been conducted in the lighter dark matter, sub-eV, WISP mass range. By comparison, little has been done to search for dark energy particles. The ALPs-Chameleon Experiments Stations (ACES) program, described herein, proposes a compact station that would search for both dark sector particles. Finally, it is noted that both "species" of particles - dark energy and dark matter - could be generated at the same time in the same magnetic ?field with the possibility of interaction between DM and DE particles. Thus, by using standard matter tools to produce particles from both dark sectors, ACES potentially could provide tri-sector discoveries with huge results for very little investment.

James R. Boyce; Andrei Afanasev; Oliver Keith Baker; Michelle Shinn

2014-03-25

290

"Inventive" Learning Stations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning stations can be used for myriad purposes--to teach concepts, integrate subject matter, build interest, and allow for inquiry--the possibilities are limited only by the imagination of the teacher and the supplies available. In this article, the author shares suggestions and a checklist for setting up successful learning stations. In…

Jarrett, Olga

2010-01-01

291

Sol Station: Sol  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from Sol Station contains much information on the Sun, its history, and its future. Special emphasis is placed on how the Sun produces an environment on Earth that is suitable for life. The site is illustrated with many images, charts, and several videos. Also provided are links to Sol Station sites on the planets and nearby stars.

2006-11-25

292

Weather Stations: Storms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners test how cornstarch and glitter in water move when disturbed. Learners compare their observations with videos of Jupiter's and Earth's storm movements. This activity is one station that can be combined with other stations for an hour and half lesson on weather patterns on Jupiter and Earth.

Institute, Lunar A.; Nasa

2011-01-01

293

Space station executive summary  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An executive summary of the modular space station study is presented. The subjects discussed are: (1) design characteristics, (2) experiment program, (3) operations, (4) program description, and (5) research implications. The modular space station is considered a candidate payload for the low cost shuttle transportation system.

1972-01-01

294

Future Weather Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity students build dioramas of futuristic weather stations to demonstrate their knowledge of weather forecasting. They will work in groups to research modern forecasting equipment and techniques, and then build a weather station that will do something we cannot do at present (such as stopping tornadoes). They will present their dioramas and then discuss the pros and cons of controlling the weather.

295

Station 13 revisited  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The article I wrote on the somewhat mysterious tracking station at Babsfontein in Gauteng (MNASSA Vol. 11 nos 3&4, April 2012) resulted in some correspondence, enabling me to get into contact with people who had worked at the station. This made it necessary to update the original article.

Roberts, G.

2012-10-01

296

The Space Station  

Microsoft Academic Search

The configuration of the Space Station under design studies by NASA is limited only by the capabilities of the Shuttle and the purposes to which it is applied. Once the standard interlocks, launch vibration modes, and pallet designs are fixed, all other assembly of modular components, testing, and trim will be performed in space. The Station will serve for long-term

R. Sharples; J. Hieatt

1984-01-01

297

The Space Station era  

Microsoft Academic Search

The users, configuration, and uses of the manned Space Station planned by the U.S. are outlined. The station is to be operational by 1994 and will serve scientific and commercial purposes. It is noted that the exploration of space, like the exploration of any other newly discovered, remote territory, requires the establishment of a base camp. Invitations have been extended

J. M. Beggs

1984-01-01

298

77 FR 18869 - Cable Statutory License: Specialty Station List  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Final Specialty Station List CBAFT, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada CBFT, Montreal, Quebec, Canada CBKFT, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada CBLFT, Toronto, Ontario, Canada CBOFT, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada CBUFT, Vancouver, British Columbia,...

2012-03-28

299

Applicability of Virtual Reference Stations for Static and Kinematic Positioning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is a possibility to generate artificial observations for a particular position by using a known Virtual Reference Station technique. It is done by transferring the observations from a physical reference station and interpolating the biases, usually using a network of reference stations. Theoretically, the measurements can replace the physical reference receiver and both, simplify and improve the processing of static and kinematic measurements. Here, the VRS is used as a control station for static and kinematic post-processing taking advantage of the network of reference stations by interpolating ionospheric and tropospheric biases to location of measurement. However previous computational experiments showed that the generated virtual observations are strongly correlated with the observations gathered at the nearest physical reference station. The previous studies were performed at close vicinity of the physical reference station. For further investigations of these correlations, and the issue of how do they influence processing results, a field experiment was designed and performed, in which the real measurements were taken at various distances from the physical reference station. Basing on these measurements, the correlations between the reference station and VRS stations were studied. The unknown physical stations were determined and used as a comparison for VRS measurements. Also, the applicability of VRS observations for static and kinematic processing was validated. To assure independence of calculations and results, besides commercial software (GNSS Solutions and LGO) chosen Precise Point Positioning services were used. The VRS data were obtained from the POZGEO-D service of the ASG-EUPOS network.

Kalita, Jakub; Rzepecka, Zofia

2013-04-01

300

Crew interface with a telerobotic control station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A method for apportioning crew-telerobot tasks has been derived to facilitate the design of a crew-friendly telerobot control station. To identify the most appropriate state-of-the-art hardware for the control station, task apportionment must first be conducted to identify if an astronaut or a telerobot is best to execute the task and which displays and controls are required for monitoring and performance. Basic steps that comprise the task analysis process are: (1) identify space station tasks; (2) define tasks; (3) define task performance criteria and perform task apportionment; (4) verify task apportionment; (5) generate control station requirements; (6) develop design concepts to meet requirements; and (7) test and verify design concepts.

Mok, Eva

1987-01-01

301

Innovative Conditioning Procedures for the Generation of Radioactive Waste Products which are Stable for Intermediate Storage or Repository-Independent in Final Storage  

SciTech Connect

The German Federal Government aims at a future final storage site for all kinds of radioactive waste within 30 years. Existing and newly-produced radioactive waste therefore has to be stored in interim storage facilities over very long periods of time. At present, most German radioactive waste or waste packages are produced and qualified according to the acceptance criteria of the projected final repository KONRAD. [1] Nevertheless, conditioning strategies for crude radioactive waste have to take into account the open question of the future repository site as well as requirements for long-term interim storage. The Quality Control Group for Radioactive Waste (in German: Produktkontrollstelle fuer radioaktive Abfaelle - PKS) works as an independent expert organisation for the quality checking of radioactive waste packages as well as evaluating conditioning procedures for waste containers suitable for final storage on behalf of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (in German: Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz - BfS). The Institute for Safety Research and Reactor Technology (in German: Institut fuer Sicherheitsforschung and Reaktortechnik - ISR) of the Research Centre Juelich investigates scientific/technical problems of nuclear disposal, especially in the field of waste treatment. In this context, ISR and PKS investigated and/or evaluated innovative procedures, by means of which radioactive waste flows may be minimized and rendered inert. QSA Global (formerly: AEA Technology QSA) conditions radioactive waste of German users from the fields of medicine, research and industry as well as from its own radioactive source production and operates an intermediate storage facility for radioactive waste containers. This poster deals with the characteristics and possible applications of new waste fixation media on the basis of organic and inorganic mineral polymers; with the approach of producing inherently safe waste forms for various geological formations. Plasma technology and inorganic additives produce volume reduced glasses. Organic polymers evaluated are polysiloxane compounds with additives like barium sulfate, lead dioxide or others, depending on the specific requirements. As a counterpart to organic polymers, mineral polymers are based on silica and alumina, exhibiting better mechanical and thermal properties, as well as higher durability, compared with concrete. Thus QSA Global uses mineral polymers for packing radioactive waste containers, if high safety requirements have to be fulfilled like the waste acceptance criteria for the KONRAD repository. (Plasma products so far generated in experiments resemble natural obsidian, a highly inert and stable volcanic glass). (authors)

Steinmetz, H.J.; Heimbach, H.; Odoj, R. [Research Centre Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Pruesse, R.; Wartenberg, W. [QSA Global GmbH, D-38001 Braunschweig (Germany)

2006-07-01

302

The space station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Conceived since the beginning of time, living in space is no longer a dream but rather a very near reality. The concept of a Space Station is not a new one, but a redefined one. Many investigations on the kinds of experiments and work assignments the Space Station will need to accommodate have been completed, but NASA specialists are constantly talking with potential users of the Station to learn more about the work they, the users, want to do in space. Present configurations are examined along with possible new ones.

Munoz, Abraham

1988-01-01

303

Madrid space station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Madrid space station, operated under bilateral agreements between the governments of the United States and Spain, is described in both Spanish and English. The space station utilizes two tracking and data acquisition networks: the Deep Space Network (DSN) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network (STDN) operated under the direction of the Goddard Space Flight Center. The station, which is staffed by Spanish employees, comprises four facilities: Robledo 1, Cebreros, and Fresnedillas-Navalagamella, all with 26-meter-diameter antennas, and Robledo 2, with a 64-meter antenna.

Fahnestock, R. J.; Renzetti, N. A.

1975-01-01

304

High-speed test station for solid state imagers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A PC-based programmable solid-state imager test station has been designed and is in final development phases. It is designed to provide a flexible universal high-speed platform for evaluation of different imager designs and formats including various multiport configurations. The system provides drive and acquisition circuitry and components to allow electro-optic characterization of imagers as a function of pixel readout rate. The data are scan-converted to RS-170 format for analysis. The system's functional capabilities and performance are presented. Examples of program code to generate three phase clocks for an 8-port Frame Transfer EEV CCD are included. A sampling of preliminary results obtained from variable rate clocking of this imager are discussed.

Yates, George J.; Albright, Kevin L.; Turko, Bojan T.

1993-01-01

305

FDMA system design and analysis for Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Space Station FDMA communications system requirements, design, and analysis are addressed. The analysis is primarily based on numerical results generated by a computer simulation system called SCSS. The time-line communications performance during real time mission operation is also discussed. The purpose of this paper is three-fold: introduction to Space Station multiple access communications system requirements, demonstration of system analysis by a computer tool, and design of an FDMA communications system for the Space Station.

Tsang, Chit-Sang; Chie, Chak-Ming; Ratliff, James E.

1986-01-01

306

Space station data flow  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of the space station data flow study are reported. Conceived is a low cost interactive data dissemination system for space station experiment data that includes facility and personnel requirements and locations, phasing requirements and implementation costs. Each of the experiments identified by the operating schedule is analyzed and the support characteristics identified in order to determine data characteristics. Qualitative and quantitative comparison of candidate concepts resulted in a proposed data system configuration baseline concept that includes a data center which combines the responsibility of reprocessing, archiving, and user services according to the various agencies and their responsibility assignments. The primary source of data is the space station complex which provides through the Tracking Data Relay Satellite System (TDRS) and by space shuttle delivery data from experiments in free flying modules and orbiting shuttles as well as from the experiments in the modular space station itself.

1972-01-01

307

Backyard Weather Stations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Learn how to build your own backyard weather station with complete directions provided by FamilyEducation.com's Web site, Backyard Weather Stations. The site shows exactly what you'll need and how to build the necessary components (e.g., rain gauge and barometer), as well as how to keep records of the data collected. Parents and teachers will enjoy watching the kids "learn the basics of scientific observation and record-keeping while satisfying their natural curiosity about weather."

Randall, Dennis.

308

Space Stations: Measure Up!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners work in pairs to measure each other's ankles with lengths of string. Learners make measurements both before and after lying on their backs with their feet in the air for 1 minute. This simulates the microgravity of space, where everything--including body fluids--floats! This activity station is part of a sequence of stations that can be set up to help learners explore how space affects the human body and why.

Dr. Diane Byerly

2006-01-01

309

Vibrations and structureborne noise in space station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The related literature was reviewed and a preliminary analytical model was developed for simplified acoustic and structural geometries for pressurized and unpressurized space station modules. In addition to the analytical work, an experimental program on structureborne noise generation and transmission was started. A brief review of those accomplishments is given.

Vaicaitis, R.

1985-01-01

310

7 CFR 1726.125 - Generating plant facilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...generating stations. Engineering services, steam generator...combustion turbine plants. Engineering services, prime mover and...Hydro installations. Engineering services, turbine/generator, civil works and powerhouse...

2010-01-01

311

7 CFR 1726.125 - Generating plant facilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...generating stations. Engineering services, steam generator...combustion turbine plants. Engineering services, prime mover and...Hydro installations. Engineering services, turbine/generator, civil works and powerhouse...

2011-01-01

312

[Reply to ``Space Station?'' by L. H. Meredith] Way station  

Microsoft Academic Search

I agree with Les Meredith's statement of valid and nonvalid objectives for the space station. The problem with the space station that NASA is proposing is that it is designed to a nonvalid objective, specifically microgravity experimentation. I would support a space station that addressed the valid objective of a way station, but I cannot support NASA's current design.Meredith states

Jeffrey L. Warner

1987-01-01

313

Vibro-acoustics for Space Station applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An analytical procedure has been developed to study noise generation in a double wall and single wall cylindrical shell due to mechanical point loads. The objective of this study is to develop theoretical procedures for parametetric evaluation of noise generation andd noise transmission for the habitability modules of the proposed Space Station operation. The solutions of the governing acoustic-structural equations are obtained utilizing modal decomposition. The numerical results include modal frequencies, deflection response spectral densities and interior noise sound pressure levels.

Vaicaitis, R.; Bofilios, D. A.

1986-01-01

314

18. VIEW OF EAST SIDE INTERIOR OF MST AT STATIONS ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

18. VIEW OF EAST SIDE INTERIOR OF MST AT STATIONS 3 AND 12, FACING WEST. COMPRESSED AIR TANK AND GENERATOR AT STATION 3. CURTAIN FOR NORTH ENVIRONMENTAL DOOR VISIBLE ON LEFT SIDE OF PHOTOGRAPH; RAIL VISIBLE AT BOTTOM OF PHOTOGRAPH. - Vandenberg Air Force Base, Space Launch Complex 3, Launch Pad 3 East, Napa & Alden Roads, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, CA

315

Preprint version, final version at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China Semi-autonomous Trajectory Generation for Mobile Robots  

E-print Network

Preprint version, final version at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China Semi-autonomous Trajectory Generation for Mobile Robots with Integral Haptic-- A new framework for semi-autonomous path plan- ning for mobile robots that extends the classical

316

Installation of Ohio's First Electrolysis-Based Hydrogen Fueling Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper describes progress made towards the installation of a hydrogen fueling station in Northeast Ohio. In collaboration with several entities in the Northeast Ohio area, the NASA Glenn Research Center is installing a hydrogen fueling station that uses electrolysis to generate hydrogen on-site. The installation of this station is scheduled for the spring of 2012 at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority s Hayden bus garage in East Cleveland. This will be the first electrolysis-based hydrogen fueling station in Ohio.

Scheidegger, Brianne T.; Lively, Michael L.

2012-01-01

317

MSFC Space Station Program Commonly Used Acronyms and Abbreviations Listing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Marshall Space Flight Center maintains an active history program to assure that the foundation of the Center's history is captured and preserved for current and future generations. As part of that overall effort, the Center began a project in 1987 to capture historical information and documentation on the Marshall Center's roles regarding Space Shuttle and Space Station. This document is MSFC Space Station Program Commonly Used Acronyms and Abbreviations Listing. It contains acronyms and abbreviations used in Space Station documentation and in the Historian Annotated Bibliography of Space Station Program. The information may be used by the researcher as a reference tool.

Gates, Thomas G.

1988-01-01

318

Gravitational biology on the space station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The current status of gravitational biology is summarized, future areas of required basic research in earth-based and spaceflight projects are presented, and potential applications of gravitational biology on a space station are demonstrated. Topics covered include vertebrate reproduction, prenatal/postnatal development, a review of plant space experiments, the facilities needed for growing plants, gravimorphogenesis, thigmomorphogenesis, centrifuges, maintaining a vivarium, tissue culture, and artificial human organ generation. It is proposed that space stations carrying out these types of long-term research be called the National Space Research Facility.

Keefe, J. R.; Krikorian, A. D.

1983-01-01

319

View of Childs Powerhouse electrical panel and operator station. In ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

View of Childs Powerhouse electrical panel and operator station. In forground generator #2 and its exciter are visible. Looking north - Childs-Irving Hydroelectric Project, Childs System, Childs Powerhouse, Forest Service Road 708/502, Camp Verde, Yavapai County, AZ

320

Caring Together: Activity Stations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this Bob the Builder(TM)-themed activity, learners explore the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) by rotating through several activity stations. Activity stations may include: packing a lunch in reusable containers; sorting recyclable cans, plastic containers, and newspaper; playing with water in recycled containers and toys; making a collage by reusing magazine pictures; and drawing on both sides of the paper. This activity is featured on page 14 of the "Bob the Builder(TM) â Project: Build It" unit of study.

Indianapolis, The C.

2006-01-01

321

Weather Stations: Phase Change  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners observe the water cycle in action! Water vapor in a tumbler condenses on chilled aluminum foil — producing the liquid form of water familiar to us as rain and dew. Learners discuss how Jupiter's lack of a surface simplifies its water cycle. Learners then consider the roles ammonia and ammonia compounds play in Jupiter's more complicated atmosphere. This activity is one station that can be combined with other stations for an hour and half lesson on weather patterns on Jupiter and Earth.

2014-07-11

322

The organized Space Station  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Space Station organization designers should consider the onboard stowage system to be an integral part of the environment structured for productive working conditions. In order to achieve this, it is essential to use an efficient inventory control system able to track approximately 50,000 items over a 90-day period, while maintaining peak crew performance. It is noted that a state-of-the-art bar-code inventory management system cannot satisfy all Space Station requirements, such as the location of a critical missing item.

Lew, Leong W.

323

The organized Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Space Station organization designers should consider the onboard stowage system to be an integral part of the environment structured for productive working conditions. In order to achieve this, it is essential to use an efficient inventory control system able to track approximately 50,000 items over a 90-day period, while maintaining peak crew performance. It is noted that a state-of-the-art bar-code inventory management system cannot satisfy all Space Station requirements, such as the location of a critical missing item.

Lew, Leong W.

1988-01-01

324

Comparative analyses of space-to-space central power stations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The technological and economical impact of a large central power station in Earth orbit on the performance and cost of future spacecraft and their orbital transfer systems are examined. It is shown that beaming power to remote users cannot be cost effective if the central power station uses the same power generation system that is readily available for provision of onboard power and microwave transmission and reception of power through space for use in space is not cost competitive with onboard power or propulsion systems. Laser and receivers are required to make central power stations feasible. Remote power transmission for propulsion of orbital transfer vehicles promises major cost benefits. Direct nuclear pumped or solar pumped laser power station concepts are attractive with laser thermal and laser electric propulsion systems. These power stations are also competitive, on a mass and cost basis, with a photovoltaic power station.

Holloway, P. F.; Garrett, L. B.

1981-01-01

325

Revised analyses of decommissioning for the reference pressurized Water Reactor Power Station. Volume 2, Effects of current regulatory and other considerations on the financial assurance requirements of the decommissioning rule and on estimates of occupational radiation exposure: Appendices, Final report  

SciTech Connect

With the issuance of the final Decommissioning Rule (July 27, 1998), owners and operators of licensed nuclear power plants are required to prepare, and submit to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for review, decommissioning plans and cost estimates. The NRC staff is in need of bases documentation that will assist them in assessing the adequacy of the licensee submittals, from the viewpoint of both the planned actions, including occupational radiation exposure, and the probable costs. The purpose of this reevaluation study is to provide some of the needed bases documentation. This report contains the results of a review and reevaluation of the 1978 PNL decommissioning study of the Trojan nuclear power plant (NUREG/CR-0130), including all identifiable factors and cost assumptions which contribute significantly to the total cost of decommissioning the nuclear power plant for the DECON, SAFSTOR, and ENTOMB decommissioning alternatives. These alternatives now include an initial 5--7 year period during which time the spent fuel is stored in the spent fuel pool, prior to beginning major disassembly or extended safe storage of the plant. Included for information (but not presently part of the license termination cost) is an estimate of the cost to demolish the decontaminated and clean structures on the site and to restore the site to a ``green field`` condition. This report also includes consideration of the NRC requirement that decontamination and decommissioning activities leading to termination of the nuclear license be completed within 60 years of final reactor shutdown, consideration of packaging and disposal requirements for materials whose radionuclide concentrations exceed the limits for Class C low-level waste (i.e., Greater-Than-Class C), and reflects 1993 costs for labor, materials, transport, and disposal activities.

Konzek, G.J.; Smith, R.I.; Bierschbach, M.C.; McDuffie, P.N.

1995-11-01

326

Engineering and configurations of space stations and platforms  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The data generated by the Space Station Program Skunk Works over a period of 4 months which supports the definition of a Space Station reference configuration is documented. The data were generated to meet these objectives: (1) provide a focal point for the definition and assessment of program requirements; (2) establish a basis for estimating program cost; and (3) define a reference configuration in sufficient detail to allow its inclusion in the definition phase Request for Proposal (RFP).

Louviere, A. (editor)

1985-01-01

327

Energy recovery from natural-gas pressure-regulator stations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the concept of generating electricity using the energy normally wasted by throttling high-pressure gas at natural gas pressure-regulator or depressurization stations. It was found that this concept is technically feasible and that by using this concept: a maximum of 40 MW of electricity could be generated in the TVA region; electricity could be generated at an overall

Hall

1983-01-01

328

Station-keeping guidance  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The station-keeping guidance system is described, which is designed to automatically keep one orbiting vehicle within a prescribed zone fixed with respect to another orbiting vehicle. The active vehicle, i.e. the one performing the station-keeping maneuvers, is referred to as the shuttle. The other passive orbiting vehicle is denoted as the workshop. The passive vehicle is assumed to be in a low-eccentricity near-earth orbit. The primary navigation sensor considered is a gimballed tracking radar located on board the shuttle. It provides data on relative range and range rate between the two vehicles. Also measured are the shaft and trunnion axes gimbal angles. An inertial measurement unit (IMU) is provided on board the orbiter. The IMU is used at all times to provide an attitude reference for the vehicle. The IMU accelerometers are used periodically to monitor the velocity-correction burns applied to the shuttle during the station-keeping mode. The guidance system is capable of station-keeping the shuttle in any arbitrary position with respect to the workshop by periodically applying velocity-correction pulses to the shuttle.

Gustafson, D. E.; Kriegsman, B. A.

1972-01-01

329

Pacific Southwest Research Station  

E-print Network

Pacific Southwest Research Station General Technical Report PSW-GTR-245 (English) August 2013 should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers. All Other Inquiries For any other information not pertaining to civil

Standiford, Richard B.

330

Pacific Southwest Research Station  

E-print Network

Pacific Southwest Research Station General Technical Report PSW-GTR-241 February 2014 United States, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers. All Other Inquiries For any other information

Standiford, Richard B.

331

Space Station structures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A brief overview of some structural results that came from space station skunk works is presented. Detailed drawings of the pressurized modules, and primary truss structures such as deployable single fold beams, erectable beams and deployable double folds are given. Typical truss attachment devices and deployable backup procedures are also given.

Schneider, W.

1985-04-01

332

Space Station structures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A brief overview of some structural results that came from space station skunk works is presented. Detailed drawings of the pressurized modules, and primary truss structures such as deployable single fold beams, erectable beams and deployable double folds are given. Typical truss attachment devices and deployable backup procedures are also given.

Schneider, W.

1985-01-01

333

Designing a Weather Station  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The collection and analysis of weather data is crucial to the location of alternate energy systems like solar and wind. This article presents a design challenge that gives students a chance to design a weather station to collect data in advance of a large wind turbine installation. Data analysis is a crucial part of any science or engineering…

Roman, Harry T.

2012-01-01

334

Smart base station antenna  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a novel hybrid beam steering scheme for mobile cellular applications. In this scheme, a linear equispaced sensor array of N antenna elements at the base station is used to form a fixed beam pattern in a fixed number of directions covering the cell area. In addition an adaptive pilot beam also is formed by using the same

K. Rambabu; R. Rajagopal

2000-01-01

335

Kiowa Creek Switching Station  

SciTech Connect

The Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a new Kiowa Creek Switching Station near Orchard in Morgan County, Colorado. Kiowa Creek Switching Station would consist of a fenced area of approximately 300 by 300 feet and contain various electrical equipment typical for a switching station. As part of this new construction, approximately one mile of an existing 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line will be removed and replaced with a double circuit overhead line. The project will also include a short (one-third mile) realignment of an existing line to permit connection with the new switching station. In accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 40 CFR Parts 1500--1508, the Department of Energy (DOE) has determined that an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required for the proposed project. This determination is based on the information contained in this environmental assessment (EA) prepared by Western. The EA identifies and evaluates the environmental and socioeconomic effects of the proposed action, and concludes that the advance impacts on the human environment resulting from the proposed project would not be significant. 8 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Not Available

1990-03-01

336

Buying Station Survey Owner: ________________________________  

E-print Network

Are other locations linked to this site by animal movements (other buying stations, sorting barns, etc for the site? Yes No DK Do employees shower before leaving the site? Yes No DK Does this site every Incineration Landfill Disease Symptoms/Surveillance: Have you observed any signs of diarrhea? Do you

Blanchette, Robert A.

337

Hydrogen Filling Station  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hydrogen is an environmentally attractive transportation fuel that has the potential to displace fossil fuels. The Freedom CAR and Freedom FUEL initiatives emphasize the importance of hydrogen as a future transportation fuel. Presently, Las Vegas has one hydrogen fueling station powered by natural gas. However, the use of traditional sources of energy to produce hydrogen does not maximize the benefit.

Robert F Boehm; Bruce Sabacky; Everett B Anderson II; David Haberman; Mowafak Al-Hassin; Xiaoming He; Brian Morriseau

2010-01-01

338

Agricultural Experiment Station  

E-print Network

­WW at 120 lb N/acre. Fertilizer Facts ·A larger portion of urea spring broadcast onto no-till wheat stubbleAgricultural Experiment Station Fertilizer Facts Fertilizer Check-off March 2014 Number 66 Pulse Crop Improves Early Nitrogen Uptake, Growth and Yield of Wheat in No-till Chengci Chen Central

Lawrence, Rick L.

339

Water Exploration Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity (located on page 3 of the PDF), learners investigate the way water moves and how we can control and direct water. At the Water Exploration Station, learners experiment with various tools like eye droppers, sponges, turkey basters, etc. to move and play with the water. Included in this lesson guide are challenge questions intended to direct the learning.

2012-05-09

340

SolStation: Saturn  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This SolStation site provides a detailed and well-illustrated description of the Saturn system, beginning with" Breaking News" and then moving to a description of the planet, the rings, and the moons. The many images and accompanying detailed discussion present a wealth of information. The text is written for someone with a good working understanding of introductory physics.

2008-10-28

341

Titan buoyant station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The proposed mission concept evolves about one or more buoyant stations (balloons and/or airship) operating at varying altitudes in Titan's atmosphere. An orbiter of Titan provides communications link support and accomplishes remote sensing science experiments. The paper describes science objectives and payloads, the reference mission concept and various aspects of mission design analysis.

Friedlander, A. L.

1984-01-01

342

Agricultural Experiment Station  

E-print Network

-till cropping systems are beneficial for pest control and soil quality, and can produce higher net economicAgricultural Experiment Station Fertilizer Facts Fertilizer Check-off April 2013 Number 63 Effect of Diversified Crop Rotations and Nitrogen Rates on Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Levels Clain Jones, Perry

Lawrence, Rick L.

343

Photovoltaic Power Station with Ultracapacitors for Storage  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A solar photovoltaic power station in which ultracapacitors, rather than batteries, are used to store energy is discussed. Developments in the semiconductor industry have reduced the cost and increased the attainable efficiency of commercially available photovoltaic panels; as a result, photovoltaic generation of power for diverse applications has become practical. Photovoltaic generation can provide electric power in remote locations where electric power would otherwise not be available. Photovoltaic generation can also afford independence from utility systems. Applications include supplying power to scientific instruments and medical equipment in isolated geographical regions.

Eichenberg, Dennis J.; Kolacz, John S.; Soltis, Richard F.; Tavernelli, Paul F.

2003-01-01

344

International Space Station Water Balance Operations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In November 2008, the Water Regenerative System racks were launched aboard Space Shuttle flight, STS-126 (ULF2) and installed and activated on the International Space Station (ISS). These racks, consisting of the Water Processor Assembly (WPA) and Urine Processor Assembly (UPA), completed the installation of the Regenerative (Regen) Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS), which includes the Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) that was launched 2 years prior. With the onset of active water management on the US segment of the ISS, a new operational concept was required, that of water balance . In November of 2010, the Sabatier system, which converts H2 and CO2 into water and methane, was brought on line. The Regen ECLSS systems accept condensation from the atmosphere, urine from crew, and processes that fluid via various means into potable water, which is used for crew drinking, building up skip-cycle water inventory, and water for electrolysis to produce oxygen. Specification (spec) rates of crew urine output, condensate output, O2 requirements, toilet flush water, and drinking needs are well documented and used as the best guess planning rates when Regen ECLSS came online. Spec rates are useful in long term planning, however, daily or weekly rates are dependent upon a number of variables. The constantly changing rates created a new challenge for the ECLSS flight controllers, who are responsible for operating the ECLSS systems onboard ISS from Mission Control in Houston. This paper reviews the various inputs to water planning, rate changes, and dynamic events, including but not limited to: crew personnel makeup, Regen ECLSS system operability, vehicle traffic, water storage availability, and Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA), Sabatier, and OGA capability. Along with the inputs that change the various rates, the paper will review the different systems, their constraints, and finally the operational challenges and means by which flight controllers manage this new concept of "water balance."

Tobias, Barry; Garr, John D., II; Erne, Meghan

2011-01-01

345

Space Station alpha joint bearing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Perhaps the most critical structural system aboard the Space Station is the Solar Alpha Rotary Joint which helps align the power generation system with the sun. The joint must provide structural support and controlled rotation to the outboard transverse booms as well as power and data transfer across the joint. The Solar Alpha Rotary Joint is composed of two transition sections and an integral, large diameter bearing. Alpha joint bearing design presents a particularly interesting problem because of its large size and need for high reliability, stiffness, and on orbit maintability. The discrete roller bearing developed is a novel refinement to cam follower technology. It offers thermal compensation and ease of on-orbit maintenance that are not found in conventional rolling element bearings. How the bearing design evolved is summarized. Driving requirements are reviewed, alternative concepts assessed, and the selected design is described.

Everman, Michael R.; Jones, P. Alan; Spencer, Porter A.

1987-01-01

346

PROJECT REPORT Energy Management for EV Charge Station in Distributed Power System  

E-print Network

and EV instead of traditional cars. Usually, Charging process for EV would be done in a charge station of the total amount of the generated electricity could not satisfy the need of the EV charge station. Typically power source so as to prolong battery life and Fig 1 Charging Station Topology #12;minimize the energy

He, Lei

347

Installation restoration program (IRP). Site investigation report for IRP sites number 1 and number 2. Volume 2: Appendices A-F. 162nd Combat Communications Group and 149th Combat Communications Squadron, California Air National Guard, North Highlands Air National Guard Station, Sacramento, California. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Installation restoration program site investigation of the North Highlands Air National Guard Station, North Highlands California. Report includes the results, conclusion, and recommendations for two sites investigated at the station.

NONE

1995-09-01

348

International Space Station: Testing times  

Microsoft Academic Search

Preparing astronauts for a journey to the red planet has become NASA's research priority for the International Space Station. But such experiments will need more than the skeleton crew now running the station. Tony Reichhardt reports.

Tony Reichhardt

2005-01-01

349

Environmental Education Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Environmental Education Station functions primarily as a portal to environmental information on the Internet. Offered through Centre College and University of the South, this Web site contains an excellent collection of links to detailed information on various environmental topics, including global warming, environmental audits, land reclamation, biodiversity, and more. The Environmental Education Station also includes a fairly extensive index of syllabi and readings for environmental science courses in universities across the U.S. Readers will find lectures, interactive resources, and other materials under the Miscellaneous heading in the Teaching Materials section. The site also offers a public domain image gallery, which could be of use in putting together lectures, presentations, and the like.

350

Dream Anatomy Learning Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Web site contains the educational materials for Dream Anatomy, a new exhibit at the National Library of Medicine. Viewable online, the exhibit offers a somewhat macabre but undeniably fascinating survey of changes in anatomical representation over the last five centuries. Recently added to the main Dream Anatomy Web site, Learning Station provides lesson plans and activities intended for 6-12 graders. The material can be used exhibit or its online version. The lesson plans titled Beginnings of Anatomical Illustrations (grades 6-12) and Anatomical Metaphors (grades 7-8) have especially strong life sciences applications. Other online activities offer "fun ways for high school and older students to explore the content of Dream Anatomy." Altogether, Dream Anatomy Learning Station offers students a unique look at the intersection of art, science, and the imagination.

351

A lunar space station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A concept for a space station to be placed in low lunar orbit in support of the eventual establishment of a permanent moon base is proposed. This space station would have several functions: (1) a complete support facility for the maintenance of the permanent moon base and its population; (2) an orbital docking area to facilitate the ferrying of materials and personnel to and from Earth; (3) a zero gravity factory using lunar raw materials to grow superior GaAs crystals for use in semiconductors and mass produce inexpensive fiber glass; and (4) a space garden for the benefit of the air food cycles. The mission scenario, design requirements, and technology needs and developments are included as part of the proposal.

Trinh, LU; Merrow, Mark; Coons, Russ; Iezzi, Gabrielle; Palarz, Howard M.; Nguyen, Marc H.; Spitzer, Mike; Cubbage, Sam

1989-01-01

352

Space Station Information Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The utility of the Space Station is improved, the ability to manage and integrate its development and operation enhanced, and the cost and risk of developing the software for it is minimized by three major information systems. The Space Station Information System (SSIS) provides for the transparent collection and dissemination of operational information to all users and operators. The Technical and Management Information System (TMIS) provides all the developers with timely and consistent program information and a project management 'window' to assess the project status. The Software Support Environment (SSE) provides automated tools and standards to be used by all software developers. Together, these three systems are vital to the successful execution of the program.

Pittman, Clarence W.

1988-01-01

353

Space station propulsion  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Two propulsion systems have been selected for the space station: gaseous H/O rockets for high thrust applications and the multipropellant resistojets for low thrust needs. These two thruster systems integrate very well with the fluid systems on the space station, utilizing waste fluids as their source of propellant. The H/O rocket will be fueled by electrolyzed water and the resistojets will use waste gases collected from the environmental control system and the various laboratories. The results are presented of experimental efforts with H/O and resistojet thrusters to determine their performance and life capability, as well as results of studies to determine the availability of water and waste gases.

Jones, Robert E.; Morren, W. Earl; Sovey, James S.; Tacina, Robert R.

1987-01-01

354

Space Station fluid management logistics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Viewgraphs and discussion on space station fluid management logistics are presented. Topics covered include: fluid management logistics - issues for Space Station Freedom evolution; current fluid logistics approach; evolution of Space Station Freedom fluid resupply; launch vehicle evolution; ELV logistics system approach; logistics carrier configuration; expendable fluid/propellant carrier description; fluid carrier design concept; logistics carrier orbital operations; carrier operations at space station; summary/status of orbital fluid transfer techniques; Soviet progress tanker system; and Soviet propellant resupply system observations.

Dominick, Sam M.

1990-01-01

355

Bamfield Marine Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The station provides year-round research facilities and technical assistance to scientists from the five western Canadian universities as well as visiting scientists, offers courses for undergraduate and graduate students in the marine sciences, and runs a public education program for schools and interested groups of all ages. Information includes all the latest research news and events, plus field trip and community projects information. Explore OceanLink and Ocean News for an abundance of education resources.

356

Stations of Light  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Student groups rotate through four stations to examine light energy behavior: refraction, magnification, prisms and polarization. They see how a beam of light is refracted (bent) through various transparent mediums. While learning how a magnifying glass works, students see how the orientation of an image changes with the distance of the lens from its focal point. They also discover how a prism works by refracting light and making rainbows. And, students investigate the polar nature of light using sunglasses and polarized light film.

Integrated Teaching And Learning Program

357

Radiological assessment for Space Station Freedom  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Circumstances have made it necessary to reassess the risks to Space Station Freedom crewmembers that arise from exposure to the space radiation environment. An option is being considered to place it in an orbit similar to that of the Russian Mir space station. This means it would be in a 51.6 deg inclination orbit instead of the previously planned 28.5 deg inclination orbit. A broad range of altitudes is still being considered, although the baseline is a 407 km orbit. In addition, recent data from the Japanese A-bomb survivors has made it necessary for NASA to have the exposure limits reviewed. Preliminary findings of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements indicate that the limits must be significantly reduced. Finally, the Space Station will be a laboratory where effects of long-term zero gravity on human physiology will be studied in detail. It is possible that a few crewmembers will be assigned to as many as three 1-year missions. Thus, their accumulated exposure will exceed 1,000 days. Results of this radiation risk assessment for Space Station Freedom crewmembers finds that females less than 35 years old will be confined to mission assignments where the altitude is less than about 400 km. Slight restrictions may also need to be made for male crewmembers less than 35 years old.

Badhwar, Gautam D.; Hardy, Alva C.; Robbins, Donald E.; Atwell, William

1993-01-01

358

Microscope Imaging Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Exploratorium in San Francisco continue to break new and intriguing ground with their latest online project, the Microscope Imaging Station. The actual physical Station resides at their museum, and was opened in 2004. Developed to complement this interactive exhibit, this online manifestation of the Station allows visitors to peer into the cells of living organisms such as sea urchins and zebrafish. The sea urchin feature is a real treat, as it is accompanied by a well-written essay on how this spiky creature may help unlock the secrets of genes, reproduction, and cancer. If that wasn't enough, the essay (as with other features on the site) includes a short video clip. The "Gallery" is definitely worth a stop as well. Here, visitors will find a wide range of high-resolution images and movies created with research-grade microscopes. Watching cells move, the fertilization process and the world of mitosis is a rather nice way to spend a few minutes, and visitors will probably want to pass the site along to friends and family.

359

Space station commonality analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This study was conducted on the basis of a modification to Contract NAS8-36413, Space Station Commonality Analysis, which was initiated in December, 1987 and completed in July, 1988. The objective was to investigate the commonality aspects of subsystems and mission support hardware while technology experiments are accommodated on board the Space Station in the mid-to-late 1990s. Two types of mission are considered: (1) Advanced solar arrays and their storage; and (2) Satellite servicing. The point of departure for definition of the technology development missions was a set of missions described in the Space Station Mission Requirements Data Base. (MRDB): TDMX 2151 Solar Array/Energy Storage Technology; TDMX 2561 Satellite Servicing and Refurbishment; TDMX 2562 Satellite Maintenance and Repair; TDMX 2563 Materials Resupply (to a free-flyer materials processing platform); TDMX 2564 Coatings Maintenance Technology; and TDMX 2565 Thermal Interface Technology. Issues to be addressed according to the Statement of Work included modularity of programs, data base analysis interactions, user interfaces, and commonality. The study was to consider State-of-the-art advances through the 1990s and to select an appropriate scale for the technology experiments, considering hardware commonality, user interfaces, and mission support requirements. The study was to develop evolutionary plans for the technology advancement missions.

1988-01-01

360

Report From Beeville Station (1.)  

E-print Network

TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS. BULLETIN No. 43. APRIL, 1897. REPORT FROM BEEYILLE STATION (NUMBER 1.) I. SOILS. II. CLIMATE. III. WATER SUPPLY. IV. IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT. POSTOFE ICE : COLLEGE STATION, BRAZOS CO., TEXAS. Reports... .................................... .......................................Chem ist. M. FRANCIS, D . V . M .............................................................................veterinarian. R. H. PR ICE , B. S ................................................................................. Horticulturist. B. C...

Connel, J. H.; McHenry, S. A.

1897-01-01

361

Standards Applicable to Generators of Hazardous Waste; Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material at Laboratories Owned by Colleges and Universities and Other Eligible Academic Entities Formally Affiliated With Colleges and Universities. Final Rule. Federal Register, Environmental Protection Agency. 40 CFR Parts 261 and 262. Part II  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is finalizing an alternative set of generator requirements applicable to laboratories owned by eligible academic entities, as defined in this final rule. The rule provides a flexible and protective set of regulations that address the specific nature of hazardous waste generation and…

National Archives and Records Administration, 2008

2008-01-01

362

Integrated photovoltaic central station conceptual design  

Microsoft Academic Search

Black and Veatch has developed the conceptual designs of 100 MW photovoltaic central stations using fixed, one-axis tracking, and two-axis tracking flat plate and two-axis tracking high concentration collectors. Designs were established for sites in the southwestern and southeastern United States, and were predicated on mid-1990 plant start-up. Estimates of system energy generation and balanceof-system cost were developed. These estimates

L. E. Stoddard; S. L. Levy

1984-01-01

363

Xcel Energy Comanche Station: Pueblo, Colorado (Data)  

DOE Data Explorer

A partnership with industry and U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to collect solar data to support future solar power generation in the United States. The measurement station monitors global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance to define the amount of solar energy that hits this particular location. The solar measurement instrumentation is also accompanied by meteorological monitoring equipment to provide scientists with a complete picture of the solar power possibilities.

Stoffel, T.; Andreas, A.

364

Space station induced electromagnetic effects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Several mechanisms which can cause electric (E) and magnetic (B) field contaminations of the Space Station environment are identified. The level of E and B fields generated by some of them such as the motion of the vehicle across the ambient magnetic field B(0) and the 20-kHz leakage currents and charges can be controlled by proper design considerations. On the other hand, there are some mechanisms which are inherent to the interaction of large vehicles with the plasma and probably their contributions to E and B fields cannot be controlled; these include plasma waves in the wake and ram directions and the effects of the volume current generated by the ionization of neutrals. The interaction of high-voltage solar arrays with plasma is yet another rich source of E and B fields and it is probably uncontrollable. Wherever possible, quantitative estimates of E and B are given. A set of recommendations is included for further study in areas where indepth knowledge is seriously lacking.

Singh, N.

1988-01-01

365

High speed imager test station  

DOEpatents

A test station enables the performance of a solid state imager (herein called a focal plane array or FPA) to be determined at high image frame rates. A programmable waveform generator is adapted to generate clock pulses at determinable rates for clock light-induced charges from a FPA. The FPA is mounted on an imager header board for placing the imager in operable proximity to level shifters for receiving the clock pulses and outputting pulses effective to clock charge from the pixels forming the FPA. Each of the clock level shifters is driven by leading and trailing edge portions of the clock pulses to reduce power dissipation in the FPA. Analog circuits receive output charge pulses clocked from the FPA pixels. The analog circuits condition the charge pulses to cancel noise in the pulses and to determine and hold a peak value of the charge for digitizing. A high speed digitizer receives the peak signal value and outputs a digital representation of each one of the charge pulses. A video system then displays an image associated with the digital representation of the output charge pulses clocked from the FPA. In one embodiment, the FPA image is formatted to a standard video format for display on conventional video equipment. 12 figs.

Yates, G.J.; Albright, K.L.; Turko, B.T.

1995-11-14

366

High speed imager test station  

DOEpatents

A test station enables the performance of a solid state imager (herein called a focal plane array or FPA) to be determined at high image frame rates. A programmable waveform generator is adapted to generate clock pulses at determinable rates for clock light-induced charges from a FPA. The FPA is mounted on an imager header board for placing the imager in operable proximity to level shifters for receiving the clock pulses and outputting pulses effective to clock charge from the pixels forming the FPA. Each of the clock level shifters is driven by leading and trailing edge portions of the clock pulses to reduce power dissipation in the FPA. Analog circuits receive output charge pulses clocked from the FPA pixels. The analog circuits condition the charge pulses to cancel noise in the pulses and to determine and hold a peak value of the charge for digitizing. A high speed digitizer receives the peak signal value and outputs a digital representation of each one of the charge pulses. A video system then displays an image associated with the digital representation of the output charge pulses clocked from the FPA. In one embodiment, the FPA image is formatted to a standard video format for display on conventional video equipment.

Yates, George J. (Santa Fe, NM); Albright, Kevin L. (Los Alamos, NM); Turko, Bojan T. (Moraga, CA)

1995-01-01

367

47 CFR 97.119 - Station identification.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE Station Operation Standards... Station identification. (a) Each amateur station, except a space station...Technician, General, or Advanced Class to Amateur Extra Class: AE. (g) When the...

2013-10-01

368

47 CFR 80.405 - Station license.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Station license. 80.405 Section 80.405 Telecommunication...CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES STATIONS IN THE MARITIME SERVICES Station Documents § 80.405 Station license....

2010-10-01

369

47 CFR 74.1281 - Station records.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Station records. 74.1281 Section 74.1281 ...DISTRIBUTIONAL SERVICES FM Broadcast Translator Stations and FM Broadcast Booster Stations § 74.1281 Station records. (a)...

2010-10-01

370

International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews the research on the International Space Station (ISS), including the sponsorship of payloads by country and within NASA. Included is a description of the space available for research, the Laboratory "Rack" facilities, the external research facilities and those available from the Japanese Experiment Module (i.e., Kibo), and highlights the investigations that JAXA has maintained. There is also a review of the launch vehicles and spacecraft that are available for payload transportation to the ISS, including cargo capabilities of the spacecraft.

Wahlberg, Jennifer; Gordon, Randy

2010-01-01

371

Astronomical Station at Vidojevica  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently a project was started aimed at building a new astronomical station at the mountain of Vidojevica in Serbia (ASV) as an extension of the Astronomical Observatory in Belgrade. The first phase - ASV1 - is planned to be finished during 2006. ASV1 will consist of one observatory dome, a reflector of 60cm aperture, and a dormitory. In this year, the Faculty of Mathematics and its Department of Astronomy applied for the project of reinforcing and upgrading it to ASV2. The project objective is to improve the research capacities in astronomy and applied mathematics in Serbia and Western Balkan.

Ninkovi?, S.; Pejovi?, N.; Mijajlovi?, Ž.

2007-05-01

372

Designing Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview of preparations for the construction of Space Station Freedom (SSF) is presented. The video includes footage of astronauts testing materials for erectable structures in space both in the Shuttle bay while in orbit and in a neutral buoyancy tank at McDonald Douglas' Underwater Test Facility. Also shown are footage of robot systems that will assist the astronauts in building SSF, a computer simulation of an Orbiting Maneuvering Vehicle, solar dynamic mirrors that will power SSF, and mockups of the living quarters of the SSF.

1986-01-01

373

NASA Research at Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This NASA website offers information on past, present, and future projects at the International Space Station. Users can view the many experiments and facilities by time periods or topic. The research areas include bioastronautics, physical sciences, fundamental space biology, and space product development. For each experiment, students and researchers can find information on the significance of the project, descriptions of the operations, its results, and much more. The website provides flight schedules and information on facilities. Throughout the site, visitors can enjoy numerous images from space.

374

Space Station-Baseline Configuration With Callouts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In response to President Reagan's directive to NASA to develop a permanent marned Space Station within a decade, part of the State of the Union message to Congress on January 25, 1984, NASA and the Administration adopted a phased approach to Station development. This approach provided an initial capability at reduced costs, to be followed by an enhanced Space Station capability in the future. This illustration depicts the baseline configuration, which features a 110-meter-long horizontal boom with four pressurized modules attached in the middle. Located at each end are four photovoltaic arrays generating a total of 75-kW of power. Two attachment points for external payloads are provided along this boom. The four pressurized modules include the following: A laboratory and habitation module provided by the United States; two additional laboratories, one each provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan; and an ESA-provided Man-Tended Free Flyer, a pressurized module capable of operations both attached to and separate from the Space Station core. Canada was expected to provide the first increment of a Mobile Serving System.

1989-01-01

375

Space station needs, attributes and architectural options study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

All the candidate Technology Development missions investigated during the space station needs, attributes, and architectural options study are described. All the mission data forms plus additional information such as, cost, drawings, functional flows, etc., generated in support of these mission is included with a computer generated mission data form.

1983-01-01

376

Qualification of remedial methods to prevent primary-side stress corrosion cracking of steam generator tubing: Volume 2, Rotopeening: Final report  

SciTech Connect

Primary side cracking has been observed within the mechanically expanded area in a significant number of tubes of PWR steam generators in Europe, in Japan and to a lesser extent in the USA. A program was launched by the Belgian utilities and was further co-sponsored by the Steam Generator Owners Group (SGOG)/Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop preventive actions applicable to both new and operating steam generators. These preventive measures included: introduction of residual compressive stresses on the ID by shot- or roto-peening without inducing unacceptable tensile stresses on OD; stress relaxation and metallurgical improvement of the material by an in situ heat treatment of the whole tubesheet. The qualification and first full-scale application of roto-peening at two Belgian sites are presented in this volume of the report.

Frederick, G.; Hernalsteen, P.; Stubbe, J.

1987-06-01

377

Qualification of remedial methods to prevent primary-side stress corrosion cracking of steam generator tubing: Volume 1, Shot peening: Final report  

SciTech Connect

Primary side cracking has been observed within the mechanically expanded area in a significant number of tubes of PWR steam generators in Europe, in Japan and to a lesser extent in the USA. A program was launched by the Belgian utilities and was further cosponsored by the Steam Generator Owners Group (SGOG)/Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop preventive actions applicable to steam generators under radioactive and/or non-radioactive conditions. These preventive measures included: introduction of residual compressive stresses on ID by shot- or roto-peening without inducing unacceptable tensile stresses on OD; and stress relaxation and metallurgical improvement of the material by an in situ heat treatment of the whole tubesheet. The qualification and first site application of shot-peening are presented in this volume of the report. Roto-peening and global heat treatment are presented respectively in Volumes 2 and 3.

Frederick, G.; Hernalsteen, P.; Stubbe, J.

1987-06-01

378

The Capabilities of Space Stations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Over the past two years the U.S. space station program has evolved to a three-phased international program, with the first phase consisting of the use of the U.S. Space Shuttle and the upgrading and use of the Russian Mir Space Station, and the second and third phases consisting of the assembly and use of the new International Space Station. Projected capabilities for research, and plans for utilization, have also evolved and it has been difficult for those not directly involved in the design and engineering of these space stations to learn and understand their technical details. The Committee on the Space Station of the National Research Council, with the concurrence of NASA, undertook to write this short report in order to provide concise and objective information on space stations and platforms -- with emphasis on the Mir Space Station and International Space Station -- and to supply a summary of the capabilities of previous, existing, and planned space stations. In keeping with the committee charter and with the task statement for this report, the committee has summarized the research capabilities of five major space platforms: the International Space Station, the Mir Space Station, the Space Shuttle (with a Spacelab or Spacehab module in its cargo bay), the Space Station Freedom (which was redesigned to become the International Space Station in 1993 and 1994), and Skylab. By providing the summary, together with brief descriptions of the platforms, the committee hopes to assist interested readers, including scientists and engineers, government officials, and the general public, in evaluating the utility of each system to meet perceived user needs.

1995-01-01

379

Evaluation of technical feasibility of closed-cycle non-equilibrium MHD power generation with direct coal firing. Final report, Task I  

SciTech Connect

Program accomplishments in a continuing effort to demonstrate the feasibility of direct coal-fired, closed-cycle MHD power generation are reported. This volume contains the following appendices: (A) user's manual for 2-dimensional MHD generator code (2DEM); (B) performance estimates for a nominal 30 MW argon segmented heater; (C) the feedwater cooled Brayton cycle; (D) application of CCMHD in an industrial cogeneration environment; (E) preliminary design for shell and tube primary heat exchanger; and (F) plant efficiency as a function of output power for open and closed cycle MHD power plants. (WHK)

Not Available

1981-11-01

380

The MSFC space station\\/space operations mechanism test bed  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Space Station\\/Space Operations Mechanism Test Bed consists of the following: a hydraulically driven, computer controlled Six Degree-of-Freedom Motion System (6DOF); a six degree-of-freedom force and moment sensor; remote driving stations with computer generated or live TV graphics; and a parallel digital processor that performs calculations to support the real time simulation. The function of the Mechanism Test Bed is

William G. Sutton; Patrick A. Tobbe

1991-01-01

381

Baseline Testing of the Ultracapacitor Enhanced Photovoltaic Power Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA John H. Glenn Research Center is developing an advanced ultracapacitor enhanced photovoltaic power station. Goals of this effort include maximizing photovoltaic power generation efficiency and extending the life of photovoltaic energy storage systems. Unique aspects of the power station include the use of a solar tracker, and ultracapacitors for energy storage. The photovoltaic power station is seen as a way to provide electric power in remote locations that would otherwise not have electric power, provide independence form utility systems, reduce pollution, reduce fossil fuel consumption, and reduce operating costs. The work was done under the Hybrid Power Management (HPM) Program, which includes the Hybrid Electric Transit Bus (HETB), and the E-Bike. The power station complements the E-Bike extremely well in that it permits the charging of the vehicle batteries in remote locations. Other applications include scientific research and medical power sources in isolated regions. The power station is an inexpensive approach to advance the state of the art in power technology in a practical application. The project transfers space technology to terrestrial use via nontraditional partners, and provides power system data valuable for future space applications. A description of the ultracapacitor enhanced power station, the results of performance testing and future power station development plans is the subject of this report. The report concludes that the ultracapacitor enhanced power station provides excellent performance, and that the implementation of ultracapacitors in the power system can provide significant performance improvements.

Eichenberg, Dennis J.; Kolacz, John S.; Tavernelli, Paul F.

2001-01-01

382

76 FR 58844 - Virginia Electric and Power Company, Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Exemption  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the requirement to look back into the ``calculation...Andrew on the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station from...exemption period(s) ends, the licensee is immediately...the licensee to ``look back'' over the calculation...Andrew on the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station...

2011-09-22

383

Search for pair produced fourth-generation up-type quarks in pp collisions at ?s = 7 TeV with a lepton in the final state  

E-print Network

The results of a search for the pair production of a fourth-generation up-type quark (t?) in proton–proton collisions at ?s = 7 TeV are presented, using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 5.0 ...

Apyan, Aram

384

Evaluation of technical feasibility of closed cycle non-equilibrium MHD power generation with direct coal firing. Final report, April 1, 1976March 31, 1979  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coal-fired, closed cycle MHD power generation offers the potential of achieving plant efficiencies approaching 50% versus current new conventional steam plants which have efficiencies in the range of 30 to 35%. The activities of the General Electric Space Sciences Laboratory in support of the national CCMHD program are described. The contract was composed of the four distinct task elements. Task

C. S. Cook; C. H. Marston; T. Dellinger

1979-01-01

385

STS-104 Onboard Photograph-International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This International Space Station (ISS) image was taken by the STS-104 crew during a fly-around inspection of the ISS after the installment of the Joint Airlock. The inspection occurred shortly after the orbiter Atlantis undocked from the ISS. The Canadarm2, or Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), appears to be pointed toward the newly-installed airlock on the station's starboard side. The STS-104 mission marked the completion of the second phase of the station assembly. Since the begirning in July of 2000, 77 tons of hardware have been added to the complex, including the Russian Zvezda Module, the Z1 Truss Assembly, the Pressurized Mating Adapter 3, the P6 Truss and its 240-foot long solar arrays, the U.S. Laboratory Destiny, the Canadarm2, and finally the Quest Airlock. The launch of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis, STS-104 mission, occurred on July 21, 2001.

2001-01-01

386

Lunar Base Thermoelectric Power Station Study  

SciTech Connect

Under NASA's Project Prometheus, the Nuclear Space Power Systems Program, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, and Teledyne Energy Systems have teamed with a number of universities, under the Segmented Thermoelectric Multicouple Converter (STMC) Task, to develop the next generation of advanced thermoelectric converters for space reactor power systems. Work on the STMC converter assembly has progressed to the point where the lower temperature stage of the segmented multicouple converter assembly is ready for laboratory testing, and promising candidates for the upper stage materials have been identified and their properties are being characterized. One aspect of the program involves mission application studies to help define the potential benefits from the use of these STMC technologies for designated NASA missions such as a lunar base power station where kilowatts of power would be required to maintain a permanent manned presence on the surface of the moon. A modular 50 kWe thermoelectric power station concept was developed to address a specific set of requirements developed for this particular mission concept. Previous lunar lander concepts had proposed the use of lunar regolith as in-situ radiation shielding material for a reactor power station with a one kilometer exclusion zone radius to minimize astronaut radiation dose rate levels. In the present concept, we will examine the benefits and requirements for a hermetically-sealed reactor thermoelectric power station module suspended within a man-made lunar surface cavity. The concept appears to maximize the shielding capabilities of the lunar regolith while minimizing its handling requirements. Both thermal and nuclear radiation levels from operation of the station, at its 100-m exclusion zone radius, were evaluated and found to be acceptable. Site preparation activities are reviewed as well as transport issues for this concept. The goal of the study was to review the entire life cycle of the unit to assess its technical problems and technology needs in all areas to support the development, deployment, operation and disposal of the unit.

Determan, William; Frye, Patrick [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Mondt, Jack; Fleurial, Jean-Pierre; Johnson, Ken; Stapfer, Gerhard [Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne Inc., P.O. Box 7922, Canoga Park, CA 91309 (United States); Brooks, Michael; Heshmatpour, Ben [Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc., 10707 Gilroy Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (United States)

2006-01-20

387

Lunar base thermoelectric power station study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Under NASA's Project Prometheus, the Nuclear Systems Program, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, and Teledyne Energy Systems have teamed with a number of universities, under the Segmented Thermoelectric Multicouple Converter (STMC) program, to develop the next generation of advanced thermoelectric converters for space reactor power systems. Work on the STMC converter assembly has progressed to the point where the lower temperature stage of the segmented multicouple converter assembly is ready for laboratory testing and the upper stage materials have been identified and their properties are being characterized. One aspect of the program involves mission application studies to help define the potential benefits from the use of these STMC technologies for designated NASA missions such as the lunar base power station where kilowatts of power are required to maintain a permanent manned presence on the surface of the moon. A modular 50 kWe thermoelectric power station concept was developed to address a specific set of requirements developed for this mission. Previous lunar lander concepts had proposed the use of lunar regolith as in-situ radiation shielding material for a reactor power station with a one kilometer exclusion zone radius to minimize astronaut radiation dose rate levels. In the present concept, we will examine the benefits and requirements for a hermetically-sealed reactor thermoelectric power station module suspended within a man-made lunar surface cavity. The concept appears to maximize the shielding capabilities of the lunar regolith while minimizing its handling requirements. Both thermal and nuclear radiation levels from operation of the station, at its 100-m exclusion zone radius, were evaluated and found to be acceptable. Site preparation activities are reviewed and well as transport issues for this concept. The goal of the study was to review the entire life cycle of the unit to assess its technical problems and technology needs in all areas to support the development, deployment, operation and disposal of the unit.

Determan, William; Frye, Patrick; Mondt, Jack; Fleurial, Jean-Pierre; Johnson, Ken; Stapfer, G.; Brooks, Michael D.; Heshmatpour, Ben

2006-01-01

388

Space Station Engineering Design Issues  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Space Station Freedom topics addressed include: general design issues; issues related to utilization and operations; issues related to systems requirements and design; and management issues relevant to design.

Mcruer, Duane T.; Boehm, Barry W.; Debra, Daniel B.; Green, C. Cordell; Henry, Richard C.; Maycock, Paul D.; Mcelroy, John H.; Pierce, Chester M.; Stafford, Thomas P.; Young, Laurence R.

1989-01-01

389

UMass Cranberry Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Cranberries are a rather unique crop, as they are only found in North America, and in rather select locations. One such place is southeastern Massachusetts, which happens to be one of the leading cranberry producing regions in the United States. The University of Massachusetts operates the Cranberry Station in order "to maintain and enhance the economic viability of the Massachusetts cranberry industry through research, extension, and to serve the public welfare." Here on their site, visitors can read their online newsletter, check out their fact sheets, and learn about their research projects. In the "Publications" area, visitors can peruse their latest best management practices documents and also the Cranberry Chart Book, which documents the latest innovations for keeping cranberries healthy and flourishing. Moving on, the "News & Events" section includes materials on their ongoing training programs and special events and talks.

390

Advanced ground station architecture  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper describes a new station architecture for NASA's Ground Network (GN). The architecture makes efficient use of emerging technologies to provide dramatic reductions in size, operational complexity, and operational and maintenance costs. The architecture, which is based on recent receiver work sponsored by the Office of Space Communications Advanced Systems Program, allows integration of both GN and Space Network (SN) modes of operation in the same electronics system. It is highly configurable through software and the use of charged coupled device (CCD) technology to provide a wide range of operating modes. Moreover, it affords modularity of features which are optional depending on the application. The resulting system incorporates advanced RF, digital, and remote control technology capable of introducing significant operational, performance, and cost benefits to a variety of NASA communications and tracking applications.

Zillig, David; Benjamin, Ted

1994-01-01

391

Boeing: International Space Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Boeing, the prime contractor for the International Space Station (ISS), has developed this website to provide information on the technology of the program. The ISS will be more than four times as large as the Russian Mir when completed, and is "the largest, most complex international scientific project in history and our largest adventure into space to date." Boeing is responsible for the design, development, construction and integration of the ISS and assisting NASA in operating the orbital outpost. They provide an overview of the status of the project and describes the current configuration, components, structure, and systems with more detailed information on some sections. Visitors can follow links to also read more about the scientific research conducted by the expedition crew.

392

Electrical breakdown of Space Station Freedom surfaces  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Space Station Freedom (SSF) will be the largest and highest power spacecraft that the U.S. has put into orbit. The solar array will generate 160 volts nominal when in sunlight, and the present baseline design is for the negative end of the solar array to be tied to SSF structure. Due to the balance of leakage currents through the plasma, the structure will be driven approximately 140 volts negative of the ambient conductive ionospheric plasma. Surface materials such as anodized aluminum will have this voltage drop across a thin dielectric which may not have sufficient dielectric strength to prevent dielectric breakdown. This can lead to arcing on the exterior surfaces of Space Station.

Carruth, M. R., Jr.; Vaughn, J. A.; Bechtel, R. T.; Gray, P. A.

1992-01-01

393

Power electronic applications for Space Station Freedom  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA plans to orbit a permanently manned space station in the late 1990s, which requires development and assembly of a photovoltaic (PV) power source system to supply up to 75 kW of electrical power average during the orbital period. The electrical power requirements are to be met by a combination of PV source, storage, and control elements for the sun and eclipse periods. The authors discuss the application of power electronics and controls to manage the generation, storage, and distribution of power to meet the station loads, as well as the computer models used for analysis and simulation of the PV power system. The requirements for power source integrated controls to adjust storage charge power during the insolation period current limiting, breaker interrupt current values, and the electrical fault protection approach are defined. Based on these requirements, operating concepts have been defined which then become drivers for specific system and element design.

Pickrell, Roy L.; Lazbin, Igor

1990-01-01

394

Correlation of acoustic emission generated during uniform biaxial loading to microstructural sources in 7075-T651 aluminum and 21Cr-6Ni-9Mn stainless steel. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This paper reports on the effect on acoustic emission (AE) of uniform biaxial loading of a thin-walled tube designed by Hamstad, Patterson and Mukherjee. The AE generated during biaxial loading of 7075-T651 aluminum and 21Cr-6Ni-9Mn stainless steel had several anomalous features relative to tensile generated AE. The biaxial AE data was of a much higher level and peaked at a lower strain than the uniaxial AE response. A particle cracking model was proposed in which inclusions with the largest projected surface area perpendicular to the principal axis of applied loading will crack before smaller inclusions, and the resulting energy released per AE will be proportional to the crack surface area. The inclusion contents were studied with respect to size, shape, density, hardness, and fracture/decohesion behavior. The inclusions in both 7075-T651 and 21-6-9 display the preferred cracking orientation predicted in the Hamstad, et al. model and are shown to be associated with the generated AE. However, other factors appear to contribute to the total AE responses. There is evidence that for 7075-T651 subjected to biaxial loading, a grain boundary-related mechanism becomes a significant source of AE in the latter stages of strain hardening. Also, for both materials, the complex applied load during biaxial loading appears to amplify the level of AE.

Leon, E.; Mukherjee, A.K.

1981-12-01

395

Evaluation of technical feasibility of closed-cycle non-equilibrium MHD power generation with direct coal firing. Final report, Task 1  

SciTech Connect

Program accomplishments in a continuing effort to demonstrate the feasibility of direct coal fired, closed cycle, magnetohydrodynamic power generation are detailed. These accomplishments relate to all system aspects of a CCMHD power generation system including coal combustion, heat transfer to the MHD working fluid, MHD power generation, heat and cesium seed recovery and overall systems analysis. Direct coal firing of the combined cycle has been under laboratory development in the form of a high slag rejection, regeneratively air cooled cyclone coal combustor concept, originated within this program. A hot bottom ceramic regenerative heat exchanger system was assembled and test fired with coal for the purposes of evaluating the catalytic effect of alumina on NO/sub x/ emission reduction and operability of the refractory dome support system. Design, procurement, fabrication and partial installation of a heat and seed recovery flow apparatus was accomplished and was based on a stream tube model of the full scale system using full scale temperatures, tube sizes, rates of temperature change and tube geometry. Systems analysis capability was substantially upgraded by the incorporation of a revised systems code, with emphasis on ease of operator interaction as well as separability of component subroutines. The updated code was used in the development of a new plant configuration, the Feedwater Cooled (FCB) Brayton Cycle, which is superior to the CCMHD/Steam cycle both in performance and cost. (WHK)

Not Available

1981-11-01

396

Alan a. Blggs Agriculture Canada, Research Station, Vineland Station, Ontario  

E-print Network

Alan a. Blggs Agriculture Canada, Research Station, Vineland Station, Ontario IntegratedApproach to Controlling LeucostomaCankerof Peachin Ontario Peach (Prunuspersica (L.) Batsch) is the third most valuable fruit crop in Ontario, Canada, following appIes (Matus domestica Barkh.) and grapes (Vizisspp.). In 1988

Biggs, Alan R.

397

Final Technical Report for Collaborative Research: Regional climate-change projections through next-generation empirical and dynamical models, DE-FG02-07ER64429  

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This is the final report for a DOE-funded research project describing the outcome of research on non-homogeneous hidden Markov models (NHMMs) and coupled ocean-atmosphere (O-A) intermediate-complexity models (ICMs) to identify the potentially predictable modes of climate variability, and to investigate their impacts on the regional-scale. The main results consist of extensive development of the hidden Markov models for rainfall simulation and downscaling specifically within the non-stationary climate change context together with the development of parallelized software; application of NHMMs to downscaling of rainfall projections over India; identification and analysis of decadal climate signals in data and models; and, studies of climate variability in terms of the dynamics of atmospheric flow regimes.

Smyth, Padhraic [University of California, Irvine

2013-07-22

398

Robust bearing estimation for 3-component stations  

SciTech Connect

A robust bearing estimation process for 3-component stations has been developed and explored. The method, called SEEC for Search, Estimate, Evaluate and Correct, intelligently exploits the inherent information in the arrival at every step of the process to achieve near-optimal results. In particular the approach uses a consistent framework to define the optimal time-frequency windows on which to make estimates, to make the bearing estimates themselves, to construct metrics helpful in choosing the better estimates or admitting that the bearing is immeasurable, and finally to apply bias corrections when calibration information is available to yield a single final estimate. The algorithm was applied to a small but challenging set of events in a seismically active region. It demonstrated remarkable utility by providing better estimates and insights than previously available. Various monitoring implications are noted from these findings.

CLAASSEN,JOHN P.

2000-02-01

399

Solar-Assisted Electric Vehicle Charging Station Interim Report  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been awarded $6.8 million in the Department of Energy (DOE) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds as part of an overall $114.8 million ECOtality grant with matching funds from regional partners to install 125 solar-assisted Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations across Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Memphis. Significant progress has been made toward completing the scope with the installation of 25 solar-assisted charging stations at ORNL; six stations at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); and 27 stations at Nissan's Smyrna and Franklin sites, with three more stations under construction at Nissan's new lithium-ion battery plant. Additionally, the procurement process for contracting the installation of 34 stations at Knoxville, the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK), and Nashville sites is underway with completion of installation scheduled for early 2012. Progress is also being made on finalizing sites and beginning installations of 30 stations in Nashville, Chattanooga, and Memphis by EPRI and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The solar-assisted EV charging station project has made great strides in fiscal year 2011. A total of 58 solar-assisted EV parking spaces have been commissioned in East and Middle Tennessee, and progress on installing the remaining 67 spaces is well underway. The contract for the 34 stations planned for Knoxville, UTK, and Nashville should be underway in October with completion scheduled for the end of March 2012; the remaining three Nissan stations are under construction and scheduled to be complete in November; and the EPRI/TVA stations for Chattanooga, Vanderbilt, and Memphis are underway and should be complete by the end of March 2012. As additional Nissan LEAFs are being delivered, usage of the charging stations has increased substantially. The project is on course to complete all 125 solar-assisted EV charging stations in time to collect meaningful data by the end of government fiscal year 2012. Lessons learned from the sites completed thus far are being incorporated and are proving to be invaluable in completion of the remaining sites.

Lapsa, Melissa Voss [ORNL; Durfee, Norman [ORNL; Maxey, L Curt [ORNL; Overbey, Randall M [ORNL

2011-09-01

400

DOEGO85004_1: Final Non-proprietary Technical Report, Generating Process and Economic Data for Preliminary Design of PureVision Biorefineries DOEGO85004_2: One Original Final Proprietary Technical Report to be mailed to DOE Golden.  

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The overall objective of the project was to define a two-stage reactive fractionation process for converting corn stover into a solid cellulose stream and two liquid streams containing mostly hemicellulosic sugars and lignin, respectively. Toward this goal, biomass fractionation was conducted using a small continuous pilot unit with a nominal capacity of 100 pounds per day of dry biomass to generate performance data using primarily corn stover as feedstock. In the course of the program, the PureVision process was optimized for efficient hemicellulose hydrolysis in the first stage employing autohydrolysis and delignification in the second stage using sodium hydroxide as a catalyst. The remaining cellulose was deemed to be an excellent substrate for producing fermentation sugars, requiring 40% less enzymes for hydrolysis than conventional pretreatment systems using dilute acid. The fractionated cellulose was also determined to have potential higher-value applications as a pulp product. The lignin coproduct was determined to be substantially lower in molecular weight (MW) compared to lignins produced in the kraft or sulfite pulping processes. This low-MW lignin can be used as a feed and concrete binder and as an intermediate for producing a range of high-value products including phenolic resins. This research adds to the understanding of the biomass conversion area in that a new process was developed in the true spirit of biorefineries. The work completed successfully demonstrated the technical effectiveness of the process at the pilot level indicating the technology is ready to advance to a 2–3 ton per day scale. No technical showstoppers are anticipated in scaling up the PureVision fractionation process to commercial scale. Also, economic feasibility of using the PureVision process in a commercial-scale biorefinery was investigated and the minimum ethanol selling price for the PureVision process was calculated to be $0.94/gal ethanol vs. $1.07/gal ethanol for the NREL process. Thus, the PureVision process is economically attractive. Given its technical and economic feasibility, the project is of benefit to the public in the following ways: 1) it demonstrated a novel biomass fractionation process that can provide domestic supply of renewable transportation fuel from all three biomass components (cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin), 2) the lignin stream from the process has many higher-value applications beyond simply burning the lignin for energy as proposed by competing technologies, 3) it can be deployed in rural areas and create jobs in these areas, and 3) it can add to the nation’s economy and security.

Kadam, Kiran L., Ph.D; Lehrburger, Ed

2008-01-17

401

International Space Station Power Systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This viewgraph presentation gives a general overview of the International Space Station Power Systems. The topics include: 1) The Basics of Power; 2) Space Power Systems Design Constraints; 3) Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems; 4) Energy Storage for Space Power Systems; 5) Challenges of Operating Power Systems in Earth Orbit; 6) and International Space Station Electrical Power System.

Propp, Timothy William

2001-01-01

402

Common Carrier Earth Station Application  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The report provides documentation for the Common Carrier Earth Station Application File used by the Common Carrier bureau in processing applications for licenses and permits. Each application is made up of 15 records containing such information as the status of the station, identification information, and any special provisions.

1992-12-01

403

Sighting the International Space Station  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article shows how to use six parameters describing the International Space Station's orbit to predict when and in what part of the sky observers can look for the station as it passes over their location. The method requires only a good background in trigonometry and some familiarity with elementary vector and matrix operations. An included…

Teets, Donald

2008-01-01

404

Final report for %22High performance computing for advanced national electric power grid modeling and integration of solar generation resources%22, LDRD Project No. 149016.  

SciTech Connect

Design and operation of the electric power grid (EPG) relies heavily on computational models. High-fidelity, full-order models are used to study transient phenomena on only a small part of the network. Reduced-order dynamic and power flow models are used when analysis involving thousands of nodes are required due to the computational demands when simulating large numbers of nodes. The level of complexity of the future EPG will dramatically increase due to large-scale deployment of variable renewable generation, active load and distributed generation resources, adaptive protection and control systems, and price-responsive demand. High-fidelity modeling of this future grid will require significant advances in coupled, multi-scale tools and their use on high performance computing (HPC) platforms. This LDRD report demonstrates SNL's capability to apply HPC resources to these 3 tasks: (1) High-fidelity, large-scale modeling of power system dynamics; (2) Statistical assessment of grid security via Monte-Carlo simulations of cyber attacks; and (3) Development of models to predict variability of solar resources at locations where little or no ground-based measurements are available.

Reno, Matthew J.; Riehm, Andrew Charles; Hoekstra, Robert John; Munoz-Ramirez, Karina; Stamp, Jason Edwin; Phillips, Laurence R.; Adams, Brian M.; Russo, Thomas V.; Oldfield, Ron A.; McLendon, William Clarence, III; Nelson, Jeffrey Scott; Hansen, Clifford W.; Richardson, Bryan T.; Stein, Joshua S.; Schoenwald, David Alan; Wolfenbarger, Paul R.

2011-02-01

405

Final Report  

SciTech Connect

Paper number 1 addresses the fact that the procedure used in the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment for identifying the presence of clouds over snow/ice surfaces is known to have shortcomings, and this is corroborated through use of surface insolation measurements at the South Pole as an independent means of identifying clouds. These surface insolation measurements are then used to validate the more detailed cloud identification scheme used in the follow-up Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES), and this validation is extended to the polar night through use of CERES measurements of the outgoing longwave radiation. General circulation models (GCMs) are highly sophisticated computer tools for modeling climate change, and they incorporate a large number of physical processes and variables. One of the most important challenges is to properly account for water vapor (clouds and humidity) in climate warming. In this Perspective, Cess discusses results reported in the same issue by Soden et al. in which water vapor feedback effects are tested by studying moistening trends in the upper troposphere. Satellite observations of atmospheric water vapor are found to agree well with moisture predictions generated by one of the key GCMs, showing that these feedback effects are being properly handled in the model, which eliminates a major potential source of uncertainty. Zhou and Cess [2001] developed an algorithm for retrieving surface downwelling longwave radiation (SDLW) based upon detailed studies using radiative transfer model calculations and surface radiometric measurements. Their algorithm linked clear sky SDLW with surface upwelling longwave flux and column precipitable water vapor. For cloudy sky cases, they used cloud liquid water path as an additional parameter to account for the effects of clouds. Despite the simplicity of their algorithm, it performed very well for most geographical regions except for those regions where the atmospheric conditions near the surface tends to be extremely cold and dry. Systematic errors were also found for scenes that were covered with ice clouds. Paper Number 2 provides an improved version of the algorithm that prevents the large errors in the SDLW at low water vapor amounts by taking into account that under such conditions the SDLW and water vapor amount are nearly linear in their relationship. The new algorithm also utilizes cloud fraction and cloud liquid and ice water paths available from the Cloud and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) single scanner footprint (SSF) product to separately compute the clear and cloudy portions of the fluxes. The new algorithm has been validated against surface measurements at 29 stations around the globe for Terra and Aqua satellite. The results show significant improvement over the original version. The revised Zhou-Cess algorithm is also slightly better or comparable to more sophisticated algorithms currently implemented in the CERES processing and will be incorporated as one of the CERES empirical surface radiation algorithms.

Robert D. Cess

2008-12-05

406

Clarke Stations and mercurian mass-drivers: energy for large-scale transportation systems  

SciTech Connect

Three-week voyages across 1 AU could be made in large sailing craft propelled by microwaves generated at power stations operating at 0.1 AU from the sun. The power stations could be built of mercurian materials launched by mass driver to building sites in solar orbit. A Clarke Station 28 km in radius could generate 64 TW of microwaves and support the operation of a 1000-tonne, 1000-passenger vessel. The ability to build near-sun power stations of mercurian materials would not only support high-speed transport but solar system development in general.

Jones, E.M.

1985-01-01

407

An AI Approach to Ground Station Autonomy for Deep Space Communications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper describes an architecture for an autonomous deep space tracking station (DS-T). The architecture targets fully automated routine operations encompassing scheduling and resource allocation, antenna and receiver predict generation. track procedure generation from service requests, and closed loop control and error recovery for the station subsystems. This architecture has been validated by the construction of a prototype DS-T station, which has performed a series of demonstrations of autonomous ground station control for downlink services with NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS).

Fisher, Forest; Estlin, Tara; Mutz, Darren; Paal, Leslie; Law, Emily; Stockett, Mike; Golshan, Nasser; Chien, Steve

1998-01-01

408

Power conditioning subsystems for photovoltaic central-station power plants - Technology and performance  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Central-Station (CS) Photovoltaic (PV) systems have the potential of economically displacing significant amounts of centrally generated electricity. However, the technical viability and, to some extent, the economic viability of central-station PV generation technology will depend upon the availability of large power conditioners that are efficient, safe, reliable, and economical. This paper is an overview of the technical and cost requirements that must be met to develop economically viable power conditioning subsystems (PCS) for central-station power plants. The paper also examines various already commercially available PCS hardware that may be suitable for use in today's central PV power stations.

Krauthamer, S.; Das, R.; Bulawka, A.

1985-01-01

409

A Data Management System for International Space Station Simulation Tools  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Groups associated with the design, operational, and training aspects of the International Space Station make extensive use of modeling and simulation tools. Users of these tools often need to access and manipulate large quantities of data associated with the station, ranging from design documents to wiring diagrams. Retrieving and manipulating this data directly within the simulation and modeling environment can provide substantial benefit to users. An approach for providing these kinds of data management services, including a database schema and class structure, is presented. Implementation details are also provided as a data management system is integrated into the Intelligent Virtual Station, a modeling and simulation tool developed by the NASA Ames Smart Systems Research Laboratory. One use of the Intelligent Virtual Station is generating station-related training procedures in a virtual environment, The data management component allows users to quickly and easily retrieve information related to objects on the station, enhancing their ability to generate accurate procedures. Users can associate new information with objects and have that information stored in a database.

Betts, Bradley J.; DelMundo, Rommel; Elcott, Sharif; McIntosh, Dawn; Niehaus, Brian; Papasin, Richard; Mah, Robert W.; Clancy, Daniel (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

410

Protein crystal growth and the International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Protein structural information plays a key role in understanding biological structure-function relationships and in the development of new pharmaceuticals for both chronic and infectious diseases. The Center for Macromolecular Crystallography (CMC) has devoted considerable effort studying the fundamental processes involved in macromolecular crystal growth both in a 1-g and microgravity environment. Results from experiments performed on more than 35 U.S. space shuttle flights have clearly indicated that microgravity can provide a beneficial environment for macromolecular crystal growth. This research has led to the development of a new generation of pharmaceuticals that are currently in preclinical or clinical trials for diseases such as cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, AIDS, influenza, stroke and other cardiovascular complications. The International Space Station (ISS) provides an opportunity to have complete crystallographic capability on orbit, which was previously not possible with the space shuttle orbiter. As envisioned, the x-ray Crystallography Facility (XCF) will be a complete facility for growing protein crystals; selecting, harvesting, and mounting sample crystals for x-ray diffraction; cryo-freezing mounted crystals if necessary; performing x-ray diffraction studies; and downlinking the data for use by crystallographers on the ground. Other advantages of such a facility include crystal characterization so that iterations in the crystal growth conditions can be made, thereby optimizing the final crystals produced in a three month interval on the ISS.

DeLucas, L. J.; Moore, K. M.; Long, M. M.

1999-01-01

411

Steam bubble collapse, water hammer and piping network response. Volume II. Piping network response to steam generated water hammer. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Conventional and nuclear power steam systems require the transport of high pressure, high temperature steam and water through complex piping networks. During transient phases of operation, steam and subcooled water can be present simultaneously in a variety of piping and reservoir configurations. Under certain conditions, instabilities in the two phase flows can give rise to water hammer events. Most notable are the water hammers experienced in the feed pipes to steam generator spargers in pressurized water nuclear reactors. This study combined with the work done by Gruel (1980) attempts to analyze the events which occur after the formation of an isolated steam vapor bubble. Experimental and theoretical models are developed to investigate the condensation process leading to steam bubble collapse, the mechanisms involved in the propagation of pressure waves through the pipes, and the resultant fluid-structure interactions.

Gruel, R.; Hurwitz, W.; Huber, P.; Griffith, P.

1980-06-01

412

Daily Reporting Rainfall Station CAPE YORK RIVERS  

E-print Network

Daily Reporting Rainfall Station CAPE YORK RIVERS Manual Heavy Rainfall Station Manual River Station Telemetry Rainfall Station Telemetry River Station Revised: Nov 2011 MAP 919.1 FLOOD WARNING River Pormpuraaw Kowanyama Southwell Croydon Yappar R Blackbull Siding M itchellR StaatenR Dorunda TM

Greenslade, Diana

413

Space station internal propagation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Space Station Freedom (SSF) is planned with a wireless communication system in place for the transmission of information between crew members on board. The clarity of transmission is paramount to an effective system of communication. A short overview is presented of the system including the requirements of interest, and a statement of the problem. The theory used to solve the problem is explored. The results given are for the experiments performed on a mockup of the proposed structure at NASA-Marshall. The requirements on the signal level are that there is a 45 dB signal to noise ratio from end to end, and that coverage over 99 pct. of the volume be maintained. The Rice probability distribution function, a simple extension of the Rayleigh distribution, is used to estimate the field strength inside a volume, where a significant line of sight from the transmitter to the receiver exists. For the SSF, this distribution will correspond to the summation of a coherent line of sight path between the transmitter and the receiver and an incoherent portion. The incoherent portion is the sum of reflections from the walls and the equipment inside the SSF. The Rice distribution was found to be the optimal distribution from the results.

Richie, J. E.

1991-01-01

414

Space Station lubrication considerations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Future activities in space will require the use of large structures and high power availability in order to fully exploit opportunities in Earth and stellar observations, space manufacturing and the development of optimum space transportation vehicles. Although these large systems will have increased capabilities, the associated development costs will be high, and will dictate long life with minimum maintenance. The Space Station provides a concrete example of such a system; it is approximately one hundred meters in major dimensions and has a life requirement of thirty years. Numerous mechanical components will be associated with these systems, a portion of which will be exposed to the space environment. If the long life and low maintenance goals are to be satisfied, lubricants and lubrication concepts will have to be carefully selected. Current lubrication practices are reviewed with the intent of determining acceptability for the long life requirements. The effects of exposure of lubricants and lubricant binders to the space environment are generally discussed. Potential interaction of MoS2 with atomic oxygen, a component of the low Earth orbit environment, appears to be significant.

Leger, Lubert J.; Dufrane, Keith

1987-01-01

415

Space station electrical power system availability study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

ARINC Research Corporation performed a preliminary reliability, and maintainability (RAM) anlaysis of the NASA space station Electric Power Station (EPS). The analysis was performed using the ARINC Research developed UNIRAM RAM assessment methodology and software program. The analysis was performed in two phases: EPS modeling and EPS RAM assessment. The EPS was modeled in four parts: the insolar power generation system, the eclipse power generation system, the power management and distribution system (both ring and radial power distribution control unit (PDCU) architectures), and the power distribution to the inner keel PDCUs. The EPS RAM assessment was conducted in five steps: the use of UNIRAM to perform baseline EPS model analyses and to determine the orbital replacement unit (ORU) criticalities; the determination of EPS sensitivity to on-orbit spared of ORUs and the provision of an indication of which ORUs may need to be spared on-orbit; the determination of EPS sensitivity to changes in ORU reliability; the determination of the expected annual number of ORU failures; and the integration of the power generator system model results with the distribution system model results to assess the full EPS. Conclusions were drawn and recommendations were made.

Turnquist, Scott R.; Twombly, Mark A.

1988-01-01

416

Proceedings of the Space Station Freedom Clinical Experts Seminar  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

These are the proceedings of the Space Station Freedom Health Maintenance Facility 1990 Clinical Experts Seminar held August 27-29, 1990, at the Nassau Bay Hilton, Houston, Texas. Contained within are the agenda, list of medical consultants, executive summary, individual presentations, and the comments generated from the working groups. Issues include the adequacy of current Health Maintenance Facility for Space Station Freedom; impact of having, or not having, an ACRV or physician on board Space Station Freedom; new and developing technologies, techniques, and medications and their impact on the evolving Space Station Freedom, considerations surrounding x-ray, ultrasound, lab, decontamination, blood transfusion, nutrition, safe-haven, computer/telemedicine; suggestions as to how to train the Crew Medical Officer; and, how the consultant network will interface over the next several years.

Billica, Roger P. (Editor); Lloyd, Charles W. (Editor); Doarn, Charles R. (Editor)

1991-01-01

417

Space station interior design: Results of the NASA/AIA space station interior national design competition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of the NASA/AIA space station interior national design competition held during 1971 are presented in order to make available to those who work in the architectural, engineering, and interior design fields the results of this design activity in which the interiors of several space shuttle size modules were designed for optimal habitability. Each design entry also includes a final configuration of all modules into a complete space station. A brief history of the competition is presented with the competition guidelines and constraints. The first place award entry is presented in detail, and specific features from other selected designs are discussed. This is followed by a discussion of how some of these design features might be applied to terrestrial as well as space situations.

Haines, R. F.

1975-01-01

418

Polk power station syngas cooling system  

SciTech Connect

Tampa Electric Company (TEC) is in the site development and construction phase of the new Polk Power Station Unit No. 1. This will be the first unit at a new site and will use Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Technology. The unit will utilize Texaco`s oxygen-blown, entrained-flow coal gasification, along with combined cycle power generation, to produce nominal 260MW. Integral to the gasification process is the syngas cooling system. The design, integration, fabrication, transportation, and erection of this equipment have provided and continue to provide major challenges for this project.

Jenkins, S.D.

1995-01-01

419

47 CFR 73.6018 - Digital Class A TV station protection of DTV stations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-10-01

420

47 CFR 90.476 - Interconnection of fixed stations and certain mobile stations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Interconnection of fixed stations and certain mobile stations. 90.476 Section 90.476...SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Transmitter Control...Interconnection of fixed stations and certain mobile stations. (a) Fixed...

2012-10-01

421

47 CFR 90.476 - Interconnection of fixed stations and certain mobile stations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-10-01

422

Space Station Human Factors Research Review. Volume 3: Space Station Habitability and Function: Architectural Research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Articles are presented on a space station architectural elements model study, space station group activities habitability module study, full-scale architectural simulation techniques for space stations, and social factors in space station interiors.

Cohen, Marc M. (editor); Eichold, Alice (editor); Heers, Susan (editor)

1987-01-01

423

47 CFR 73.6018 - Digital Class A TV station protection of DTV stations.  

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2014-10-01

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47 CFR 73.6018 - Digital Class A TV station protection of DTV stations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-10-01

425

47 CFR 73.6018 - Digital Class A TV station protection of DTV stations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-10-01

426

47 CFR 73.6018 - Digital Class A TV station protection of DTV stations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-10-01

427

HIGH EFFICIENCY GENERATION OF HYDROGEN FUELS USING NUCLEAR POWER FINAL RECHNICAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD AUGUST 1, 1999 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2002 REV. 1  

SciTech Connect

OAK-B135 Combustion of fossil fuels, used to power transportation, generate electricity, heat homes and fuel industry provides 86% of the world's energy [1-1,1-2]. Drawbacks to fossil fuel utilization include limited supply, pollution, and carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide emissions, thought to be responsible for global warming, are now the subject of international treaties [1-3,1-4]. Together, these drawbacks argue for the replacement of fossil fuels with a less-polluting potentially renewable primary energy such as nuclear energy. Conventional nuclear plants readily generate electric power but fossil fuels are firmly entrenched in the transportation sector. Hydrogen is an environmentally attractive transportation fuel that has the potential to displace fossil fuels. Hydrogen will be particularly advantageous when coupled with fuel cells. Fuel cells have higher efficiency than conventional battery/internal combustion engine combinations and do not produce nitrogen oxides during low-temperature operation. Contemporary hydrogen production is primarily based on fossil fuels and most specifically on natural gas. When hydrogen is produced using energy derived from fossil fuels, there is little or no environmental advantage. There is currently no large scale, cost-effective, environmentally attractive hydrogen production process available for commercialization, nor has such a process been identified. The objective of this work is to find an economically feasible process for the production of hydrogen, by nuclear means, using an advanced high-temperature nuclear reactor as the primary energy source. Hydrogen production by thermochemical water-splitting (Appendix A), a chemical process that accomplishes the decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen using only heat or, in the case of a hybrid thermochemical process, by a combination of heat and electrolysis, could meet these goals. Hydrogen produced from fossil fuels has trace contaminants (primarily carbon monoxide) that are detrimental to precious metal catalyzed fuel cells, as is now recognized by many of the world's largest automobile companies. Thermochemical hydrogen will not contain carbon monoxide as an impurity at any level. Electrolysis, the alternative process for producing hydrogen using nuclear energy, suffers from thermodynamic inefficiencies in both the production of electricity and in electrolytic parts of the process. The efficiency of electrolysis (electricity to hydrogen) is currently about 80%. Electric power generation efficiency would have to exceed 65% (thermal to electrical) for the combined efficiency to exceed the 52% (thermal to hydrogen) calculated for one thermochemical cycle. Thermochemical water-splitting cycles have been studied, at various levels of effort, for the past 35 years. They were extensively studied in the late 70s and early 80s but have received little attention in the past 10 years, particularly in the U.S. While there is no question about the technical feasibility and the potential for high efficiency, cycles with proven low cost and high efficiency have yet to be developed commercially. Over 100 cycles have been proposed, but substantial research has been executed on only a few. This report describes work accomplished during a three-year project whose objective is to ''define an economically feasible concept for production of hydrogen, by nuclear means, using an advanced high temperature nuclear reactor as the energy source.''

BROWN,LC; BESENBRUCH,GE; LENTSCH, RD; SCHULTZ,KR; FUNK,JF; PICKARD,PS; MARSHALL,AC; SHOWALTER,SK

2003-12-01

428

Space station propulsion requirements study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Propulsion system requirements to support Low Earth Orbit (LEO) manned space station development and evolution over a wide range of potential capabilities and for a variety of STS servicing and space station operating strategies are described. The term space station and the overall space station configuration refers, for the purpose of this report, to a group of potential LEO spacecraft that support the overall space station mission. The group consisted of the central space station at 28.5 deg or 90 deg inclinations, unmanned free-flying spacecraft that are both tethered and untethered, a short-range servicing vehicle, and a longer range servicing vehicle capable of GEO payload transfer. The time phasing for preferred propulsion technology approaches is also investigated, as well as the high-leverage, state-of-the-art advancements needed, and the qualitative and quantitative benefits of these advancements on STS/space station operations. The time frame of propulsion technologies applicable to this study is the early 1990's to approximately the year 2000.

Wilkinson, C. L.; Brennan, S. M.

1985-01-01

429

Space Station Live: Station Communications Upgrade - Duration: 8:11.  

NASA Video Gallery

NASA Public Affairs Officer Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters recently spoke with Penny Roberts, one of the leads for the International Space Station Avionics and Software group, about the upgrade of the K...

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Monitoring and control requirement definition study for dispersed storage and generation (DSG). Volume II. Final report, Appendix A: selected DSG technologies and their general control requirements  

SciTech Connect

A major aim of the US National Energy Policy, as well as that of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is to conserve energy and to shift from oil to more abundant domestic fuels and renewable energy sources. Dispersed Storage and Generation (DSG) is the term that characterizes the present and future dispersed, relatively small (<30 MW) energy systems, such as solar thermal electric, photovoltaic, wind, fuel cell, storage battery, hydro, and cogeneration, which can help achieve these national energy goals and can be dispersed throughout the distribution portion of an electric utility system. The purpose of this survey and identification of DSG technologies is to present an understanding of the special characteristics of each of these technologies in sufficient detail so that the physical principles of their operation and the internal control of each technology are evident. In this way, a better appreciation can be obtained of the monitoring and control requirements for these DSGs from a remote distribution dispatch center. A consistent approach is being sought for both hardware and software which will handle the monitoring and control necessary to integrate a number of different DSG technologies into a common distribution dispatch network. From this study it appears that the control of each of the DSG technologies is compatible with a supervisory control method of operation that lends itself to remote control from a distribution dispatch center.

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1980-10-01

431

Final Report (1994 to 1996) Diagnostic of the Spatial and Velocity Distribution of Alpha Particles in Tokamak Fusion Reactor using Beat-wave Generated Lower Hybrid Wave  

SciTech Connect

The alpha particles in a fusion reactor play a key role in the sustaining the fusion reaction. It is the heating provided by the alpha particles that help a fusion reactor operating in the ignition regime. It is, therefore, essential to understand the behavior of the alpha population both in real space and velocity space in order to design the optimal confinement device for fusion application. Moreover, the alphas represent a strong source of free energy that may generate plasma instabilities. Theoretical studies has identified the Toroidal Alfven Eigenmode (TAE) as an instability that can be excited by the alpha population in a toroidal device. Since the alpha has an energy of 3.5 MeV, a good confinement device will retain it in the interior of the plasma. Therefore, alpha measurement system need to probe the interior of a high density plasma. Due to the conducting nature of a plasma, wave with frequencies below the plasma frequency can not penetrate into the interior of the plasma where the alphas reside. This project uses a wave that can interact with the perpendicular motion of the alphas to probe its characteristics. However, this wave (the lower hybrid wave) is below the plasma frequency and can not be directly launched from the plasma edge. This project was designed to non-linearly excite the lower hybrid in the interior of a magnetized plasma and measure its interaction with a fast ion population.

Hwang, D.Q.; Horton, R.D.; Evans, R.W.

1999-06-03

432

Micro Weather Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Improved in situ meteorological measurements in the troposphere and stratosphere are needed for studies of weather and climate, both as a primary data source and as validation for remote sensing instruments. Following the initial development and successful flight validation of the surface acoustic wave (SAW) hygrometer, the micro weather station program was directed toward the development of an integrated instrument, capable of accurate, in situ profiling of the troposphere, and small enough to fly on a radiosonde balloon for direct comparison with standard radiosondes. On April 23, 1998, working with Frank Schmidlin and Bob Olson of Wallops Island Flight Facility, we flew our instrument in a dual payload experiment, for validation and direct comparison with a Vaisala radiosonde. During that flight, the SAW dewpoint hygrometer measured frostpoint down to -76T at 44,000 feet. Using a laptop computer in radio contact with the balloon, we monitored data in real time, issued the cutdown command, and recovered the payload less than an hour after landing in White Sands Missile Range, 50 miles from the launch site in Hatch, New Mexico. Future flights will extend the intercomparison, and attempt to obtain in situ meteorological profiles from the surface through the tropopause. The SAW hygrometer was successfully deployed on the NASA DC8 as part of NASA's Third Convection and Moisture Experiment (CAMEX-3) during August and September, 1998. This field campaign was devoted to the study of hurricane tracking and intensification using NASA-funded aircraft. In situ humidity data from the SAW hygrometer are currently being analyzed and compared with data from other instruments on the DC8 and ER2 aircraft. Additional information is contained in the original.

Hoenk, Michael E.

1999-01-01

433

Worldwide Distribution of Seismic Stations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Readings from well over 2000 seismic stations each year help to ensure reliability of the Bulletin of the International Seismological Centre (ISC). But the density of re- porting stations varies widely around the world, partly because the ISC aims to be comprehensive rather than uniform. The effect of station density is important but dif- ficult to quantify. It can be hard to distinguish between true changes in seismicity and artefacts from changes among reporting stations, for example, especially if magnitude is not computed for some events. A general view of detection capability is provided by the minimum distance beyond which an event must be detected in order to achieve good azimuthal coverage. Within a sufficiently small distance from any point a seismic network includes no more than two stations, with an azimuthal gap of at least 180 degrees. Conversely, when stations at sufficiently large distances are included then azimuthal gap is less than 180 degrees around any point within a network. The coverage of a network at a particular location can be characterised by the distance beyond which one must go to find stations making an azimuthal gap less than 180 degrees. If arrival times at two or more stations in any semicircle around an event are used to compute a location then no single arrival time controls a trade-off between epicentre and origin time. Thus the distance at which the second azimuthal gap (i.e., azimuthal gap ignoring the most isolated station) falls below 180 degrees is sometimes regarded as a better measure of network coverage. We have compiled maps of this coverage among stations that contributed to the ISC Bulletin in recent years. Since smaller earthquakes usually can be detected only at nearer distances, the maps suggest where the ISC Bulletin is most likely to include only larger earthquakes. The maps show, unsurprisingly, that detection at teleseismic distances is required to reliably locate events in the oceans. But they also show that a few island stations have been effective and essential to monitor seismicity off shore from some extensive conti- nental networks. Coverage is understandably sparse in parts of some continents where large earthquakes occur only infrequently, such as eastern South America and Saha- ran Africa. In addition, however, the maps show that reporting stations have sometimes been insufficient for good coverage in parts of western South America, northernmost Africa, and much of central Asia.

Willemann, R. J.; Storchak, D. A.

434

Space Station Freedom user's guide  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This guide is intended to inform prospective users of the accommodations and resources provided by the Space Station Freedom program. Using this information, they can determine if Space Station Freedom is an appropriate laboratory or facility for their research objectives. The steps that users must follow to fly a payload on Freedom are described. This guide covers the accommodations and resources available on the Space Station during the Man-Tended Capability (MTC) period, scheduled to begin the end of 1996, and a Permanently Manned Capability (PMC) beginning in late 1999.

1992-01-01

435

Space Station Freedom food management  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper summarizes the specification requirements for the Space Station Food System, and describes the system that is being designed and developed to meet those requirements. Space Station Freedom will provide a mix of frozen, refrigerated, rehydratable, and shelf stable foods. The crew will pre-select preferred foods from an approved list, to the extent that proper nutrition balance is maintained. A galley with freezers, refrigerators, trash compactor, and combination microwave and convection ovens will improve crew efficiency and productivity during the long Space Station Freedom (SSF) missions.

Whitehurst, Troy N., Jr.; Bourland, Charles T.

1992-01-01

436

Biotechnology opportunities on Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Biotechnology applications which could be implemented on the Space Station are examined. The advances possible in biotechnology due to the favorable microgravity environment are discussed. The objectives of the Space Station Life Sciences Program are: (1) the study of human diseases, (2) biopolymer processing, and (3) the development of cryoprocessing and cryopreservation methods. The use of the microgravity environment for crystal growth, cell culturing, and the separation of biological materials is considered. The proposed Space Station research could provide benefits to the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals, genetics, agriculture, and industrial waste management.

Deming, Jess; Henderson, Keith; Phillips, Robert W.; Dickey, Bernistine; Grounds, Phyllis

1987-01-01

437

47 CFR 97.209 - Earth station.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE Special Operations § 97.209 Earth station. (a) Any amateur station may be an Earth station. A holder of any class...

2013-10-01

438

47 CFR 97.209 - Earth station.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE Special Operations § 97.209 Earth station. (a) Any amateur station may be an Earth station. A holder of any class...

2011-10-01

439

47 CFR 97.209 - Earth station.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE Special Operations § 97.209 Earth station. (a) Any amateur station may be an Earth station. A holder of any class...

2012-10-01

440

47 CFR 97.109 - Station control.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE Station Operation Standards § 97.109 Station control. (a) Each amateur station must have at least one control point. (b) When a...

2013-10-01

441

47 CFR 97.109 - Station control.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE Station Operation Standards § 97.109 Station control. (a) Each amateur station must have at least one control point. (b) When a...

2011-10-01

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47 CFR 97.109 - Station control.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE Station Operation Standards § 97.109 Station control. (a) Each amateur station must have at least one control point. (b) When a...

2012-10-01

443

75 FR 22674 - Moynihan Station Development Project  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Federal Railroad Administration Moynihan Station Development Project AGENCY: Federal Railroad...public comment period for the Moynihan Station Development Project Environmental Assessment...announces the availability of the Moynihan Station [[Page 22675

2010-04-29

444

47 CFR 74.682 - Station identification.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Station identification. 74.682 Section 74.682...DISTRIBUTIONAL SERVICES Television Broadcast Auxiliary Stations § 74.682 Station identification. (a) Each television...

2010-10-01

445

47 CFR 74.582 - Station identification.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Station identification. 74.582 Section 74.582...DISTRIBUTIONAL SERVICES Aural Broadcast Auxiliary Stations § 74.582 Station identification. (a) Each aural broadcast...

2010-10-01

446

47 CFR 73.210 - Station classes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Station classes. 73.210 Section 73.210 Telecommunication...SERVICES RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES FM Broadcast Stations § 73.210 Station classes. (a) The rules applicable to a...

2010-10-01

447

78 FR 67309 - Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket Nos. 12-376, FCC 12-161] Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft AGENCY: Federal...collection associated with the Commission's Earth Station Aboard Aircraft, Report and Order...adopted licensing and service rules for Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft (ESAA)...

2013-11-12

448

Space Station needs, attributes and architectural options. Volume 2, book 2, part 3: Communication system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Preliminary results of the study of the architecture and attributes of the RF communications and tracking subsystem of the space station are summarized. Only communications between the space station and other external elements such as TDRSS satellites, low-orbit spacecraft, OTV, MOTV, in the general environment of the space station are considered. The RF communications subsystem attributes and characteristics are defined and analyzed key issues are identified for evolution from an initial space station (1990) to a year 2000 space station. The mass and power characteristics of the communications subsystem for the initial space station are assessed as well as the impact of advanced technology developments. Changes needed to the second generation TDRSS to accommodate the evolutionary space station of the year 2000 are also identified.

1983-01-01

449

Artificial gravity studies and design considerations for Space Station centrifuges  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The requirements to and capabilities of a Space Station biological facility centrifuge are discussed on the basis of an assessment of the objectives and subjects of future microgravity biological experiments. It is argued that the facility should be capable of both acute and extended chronic exposure of test subjects and biological materials to altered-g loading. In addition, the experimental approaches and equipment for microgravity studies on a Space Station are outlined. Finally, the engineering requirements of such a centrifuge are examined, with consideration of radial gravity gradients, size, and physical access to animals.

Halstead, T. W.; Brown, A. H.; Fuller, C. A.; Oyama, J.

1984-01-01

450

International Space Station Attitude Motion Associated With Flywheel Energy Storage  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Flywheels can exert torque that alters the Station's attitude motion, either intentionally or unintentionally. A design is presented for a once planned experiment to contribute torque for Station attitude control, while storing or discharging energy. Two contingencies are studied: the abrupt stop of one rotor while another rotor continues to spin at high speed, and energy storage performed with one rotor instead of a counter rotating pair. Finally, the possible advantages to attitude control offered by a system of ninety-six flywheels are discussed.

Roithmayr, Carlos M.

1999-01-01

451

Field Telemetry of Blade-rotor Coupled Torsional Vibration at Matuura Power Station Number 1 Unit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The quasi-modal reduction technique and finite element model (FEM) were used to construct an analytical model for the blade-rotor coupled torsional vibration of a steam turbine generator of the Matuura Power Station. A single rotor test was executed in order to evaluate umbrella vibration characteristics. Based on the single rotor test results and the quasi-modal procedure, the total rotor system was analyzed to predict coupled torsional frequencies. Finally, field measurement of the vibration of the last stage buckets was made, which confirmed that the double synchronous resonance was 124.2 Hz, meaning that the machine can be safely operated. The measured eigen values are very close to the predicted value. The single rotor test and this analytical procedure thus proved to be a valid technique to estimate coupled torsional vibration.

Isii, Kuniyoshi; Murakami, Hideaki; Otawara, Yasuhiko; Okabe, Akira

1991-01-01

452

Investigation on the Construction Mode of the Charging Station and Battery-Exchange Station  

Microsoft Academic Search

The construction of the charging station and battery- exchange station can ensure the development of the electric vehicles industry. In the paper, the difference of the charging station and battery-exchange station is investigated, including the economic cost and benefit of the different mode. In addition, the factors affecting the development of the charging station and battery-exchange station is analyzed. In

Yongxiang Liu; Fuhui Hui; Ruilin Xu; Tao Chen; Xin Xu; Jie Li

2011-01-01

453

New ELF (Schumann resonance) measurement station in Sierra Nevada, Spain  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Schumann resonances (SR) consist of ELF oscillations generated by lightning events, which propagate through the whole Earth-ionosphere cavity as transverse (to the radial direction) magnetic modes. Constant lightning discharges produced in the Earth's atmosphere compose the electromagnetic field sources which propagate in the atmosphere, continuously reflecting at the Earth's surface and the ionosphere. In the ELF band, due to the low atmospheric conductivity combined with the high conductivity of Earth's surface and lower ionosphere, waves can propagate several turns around the Earth's perimeter, generating the mentioned resonances. These resonances can be a tool for the study of the parameters of the lower ionosphere, the lightning activity itself, or events inside the atmosphere which are able to modify the electromagnetic properties of the propagating path. With the aim of studying these capabilities, a new permanent ELF measurement station has been deployed in Sierra Nevada, Spain (37°02'N, 3°19'W). It is located in the heart of the National Park, at 2500 m above the sea level. The environment is almost free of anthropogenic noise, since it is a protected area with restricted access. It is composed of two high sensitivity (1.9 mV/nT/Hz) search coil magnetometers oriented toward NS and EW directions of the horizontal H field. Its dimensions are 1.35 m length and 13 cm diameter. In order to accomplish such sensitivity while keeping small dimensions, the coil has roughly 106 turns and employs a ?-metal permalloy core. The data are telemetered every hour to a server in the university. The station began recording the 18th July 2012. It is expected to obtain long-term high-quality samples of ELF natural radio noise due to the combination of high sensitivity and distance to human activity. In this communication, a detailed description of the new observatory is presented, together with the first results of the measurements. Finally, a new technique to estimate Schumann resonance spectra from the time series is proposed, based on autoregressive model (AR).

Toledo-Redondo, Sergio; Fornieles, Jesús; Salinas, Alfonso; Méndez, Antonio; Portí, Jorge

2013-04-01

454

Portable power stations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A description is given of a novel portable power system that is suitable for isolated users of electricity. The unit comprises: (1) a bi-directional, self-paralleling, microprocessor-controlled inverter; (2) a set of gelled-electrolyte, valve-regulated lead/acid batteries; (3) a fuel tank and diesel-generator set; (4) a weatherproof enclosure; (5) renewable energy component(s). The key component is the `smart' inverter that starts and stops the generator automatically and performs float- and boost-charging functions. The system strategy is to store the energy in fuel or in a renewable resource. With this approach, the battery is used only as a source of short-term peaking power and for the low-energy demands of the load curve. This allows maximum utilization of the battery component.

Butler, D.

1994-02-01

455

Preserving spatial linear correlations between neighboring stations in simulating daily precipitation using extended Markov models  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Most stochastic weather generators have their focus on precipitation because it is the most important variable affecting environmental processes. One of the methods to reproduce the precipitation occurrence time series is to use a Markov process. But, in addition to the simulation of short-term autocorrelations in one station, it is sometimes important to preserve the spatial linear correlations (SLC) between neighboring stations as well. In this research, an extension of one-site Markov models was proposed to preserve the SLC between neighboring stations. Qazvin station was utilized as the reference station and Takestan (TK), Magsal, Nirougah, and Taleghan stations were used as the target stations. The performances of different models were assessed in relation to the simulation of dry and wet spells and short-term dependencies in precipitation time series. The results revealed that in TK station, a Markov model with a first-order spatial model could be selected as the best model, while in the other stations, a model with the order of two or three could be selected. The selected (i.e., best) models were assessed in relation to preserving the SLC between neighboring stations. The results depicted that these models were very capable in preserving the SLC between the reference station and any of the target stations. But, their performances were weaker when the SLC between the other stations were compared. In order to resolve this issue, spatially correlated random numbers were utilized instead of independent random numbers while generating synthetic time series using the Markov models. Although this method slightly reduced the model performances in relation to dry and wet spells and short-term dependencies, the improvements related to the simulation of the SLC between the other stations were substantial.

Ababaei, Behnam; Sohrabi, Teymour; Mirzaei, Farhad

2014-10-01

456

Analysis of a rotating advanced-technology space station for the year 2025  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An analysis is made of several aspects of an advanced-technology rotating space station configuration generated under a previous study. The analysis includes examination of several modifications of the configuration, interface with proposed launch systems, effects of low-gravity environment on human subjects, and the space station assembly sequence. Consideration was given also to some aspects of space station rotational dynamics, surface charging, and the possible application of tethers.

Queijo, M. J.; Butterfield, A. J.; Cuddihy, W. F.; King, C. B.; Stone, R. W.; Garn, P. A.

1988-01-01

457

Development of a preprototype trace contaminant control system. [for space stations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The steady state contaminant load model based on shuttle equipment and material test programs, and on the current space station studies was revised. An emergency upset contaminant load model based on anticipated emergency upsets that could occur in an operational space station was defined. Control methods for the contaminants generated by the emergency upsets were established by test. Preliminary designs of both steady state and emergency contaminant control systems for the space station application are presented.

1977-01-01

458

47 CFR 74.882 - Station identification.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES EXPERIMENTAL RADIO, AUXILIARY, SPECIAL BROADCAST AND OTHER PROGRAM DISTRIBUTIONAL SERVICES Low Power Auxiliary Stations § 74.882 Station...

2012-10-01

459

Penobscot River Work - Station 4  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

A photo from August 2013 showing the cribbing upstream of where the dam used to be. See the photo titled 'Station 4 2009' for a picture from before the dam was removed from the same general perspective....

460

Snowslip Mountain Weather Station, MT  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

USGS Physical Scientist Erich Peitzsch sets up a weather station on Snowslip Mountain in Glacier National Park.  It provides meteorological data for avalanche forecasting and research, including wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, and net radiation measurements....

461

The space station power system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The manned space station is the next major NASA program. It presents many challenges to the power system designers. The power system in turn is a major driver on the overall configuration. In this paper, the major requirements and guidelines that affect the station configuration and the power system are explained. The evolution of the space station power system from the NASA program development-feasibility phase through the current preliminary design phase is described. Several early station concepts, both fanciful and feasible, are described and linked to the present concept. The recently completed Phase B trade study selections of photovoltaic system technologies are described in detail. A summary of the present solar dynamic and power management and distribution systems is also given for completeness.

Baraona, C. R.

1986-01-01

462

The International Space Station (ISS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Web Site provides users with a comprehensive look at the International Space Station. Included in this broad overview are links to everything from basic facts and figures to information about individual missions including downloadable press kits.

Company, The B.

2003-10-10

463

Weather Stations: Temperature and Pressure  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners discover the relationship between temperature and pressure in the lower atmospheres of Jupiter and Earth. Learners chart the increasing temperature as they add pressure to a 2-L soda bottle with a Fizz-Keeper Pump. This activity is one station that can be combined with other stations for an hour and half lesson on weather patterns on Jupiter and Earth.

2014-07-11

464

Overview of space station operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current planning and development for space-station operations in the 1990's are summarized. The system elements (habitat, power\\/utility module, multiple-docking\\/berthing module, logistics module, discipline-oriented modules, teleoperator maneuvering system, remote manipulation system, and ground support) and capabilities (experiments, satellite service, upper-stage basing and servicing, structural fabrication or assembly, and operation of tethered satellites) are characterized. It is shown that a station in

W. C. Schneider; J. H. Disher

1983-01-01

465

Study of Environmental Impact by Coal-Fired Power Station  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Tachibana-wan coal-fired power station was constructed on land that was reclaimed using the soil that came from cutting through half of a small island while balancing the amount of soil. The power station has been generating for three years. When the electric utility provider projected the power station, it must have conducted an environmental impact assessment, and studied the environmental preservation measures. Moreover, after the power generation began, an environmental investigation was done as a follow up survey to study the environmental impact by the power station based on its construction and use. To study the environmental impact with smoke, the environmental density of sulfur dioxide around the power station was investigated. It fell below the environmental standards at all the environmental measurement points during this investigation. Moreover, a big difference was not seen before and after the beginning of the power generation and the change in these data was in the normal range. As a result of the environmental impact assessment, the contribution density of the power station was near the quantitative limit and a low value. To study the environmental impact with warm wastewater, the water temperature in the bay was investigated. A big difference was not generally seen before and after the beginning of the power generation though the water temperature slowly rose at the discharge point of the warm wastewater but the change of these data was in the normal range. As for the environmental impact, a clear judgment was difficult only from the environmental investigation. It is necessary to set a new environmental indicator to judge the environmental impact. Moreover, as for a new environmental assessment system, it is necessary to introduce a strategic environmental assessment.

Yoshizumi, Koji; Ogaki, Mituharu; Motonaka, Junko; Yabutani, Tomoki

466

Final Report  

SciTech Connect

This document constitutes the Final Report for award DE-FC02-06ER41446 as required by the Office of Science. It summarizes accomplishments and provides copies of scientific publications with significant contribution from this award.

DeTar, Carleton [P.I.

2012-12-10

467

Space station functional relationships analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A systems engineering process is developed to assist Space Station designers to understand the underlying operational system of the facility so that it can be physically arranged and configured to support crew productivity. The study analyzes the operational system proposed for the Space Station in terms of mission functions, crew activities, and functional relationships in order to develop a quantitative model for evaluation of interior layouts, configuration, and traffic analysis for any Station configuration. Development of the model involved identification of crew functions, required support equipment, criteria of assessing functional relationships, and tools for analyzing functional relationship matrices, as well as analyses of crew transition frequency, sequential dependencies, support equipment requirements, potential for noise interference, need for privacy, and overall compatability of functions. The model can be used for analyzing crew functions for the Initial Operating Capability of the Station and for detecting relationships among these functions. Note: This process (FRA) was used during Phase B design studies to test optional layouts of the Space Station habitat module. The process is now being automated as a computer model for use in layout testing of the Space Station laboratory modules during Phase C.

Tullis, Thomas S.; Bied, Barbra R.

1988-01-01

468

Hey] What's Space Station Freedom?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This video, 'Hey] What's Space Station Freedom?', has been produced as a classroom tool geared toward middle school children. There are three segments to this video. Segment One is a message to teachers presented by Dr. Jeannine Duane, New Jersey, 'Teacher in Space'. Segment Two is a brief Social Studies section and features a series of Presidential Announcements by President John F. Kennedy (May 1961), President Ronald Reagan (July 1982), and President George Bush (July 1989). These historical announcements are speeches concerning the present and future objectives of the United States' space programs. In the last segment, Charlie Walker, former Space Shuttle astronaut, teaches a group of middle school children, through models, computer animation, and actual footage, what Space Station Freedom is, who is involved in its construction, how it is to be built, what each of the modules on the station is for, and how long and in what sequence this construction will occur. There is a brief animation segment where, through the use of cartoons, the children fly up to Space Station Freedom as astronauts, perform several experiments and are given a tour of the station, and fly back to Earth. Space Station Freedom will take four years to build and will have three lab modules, one from ESA and another from Japan, and one habitation module for the astronauts to live in.

Vonehrenfried, Dutch

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Potential Release Site Sediment Concentrations Correlated to Storm Water Station Runoff through GIS Modeling  

SciTech Connect

This research examined the relationship between sediment sample data taken at Potential Release Sites (PRSs) and storm water samples taken at selected sites in and around Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The PRSs had been evaluated for erosion potential and a matrix scoring system implemented. It was assumed that there would be a stronger relationship between the high erosion PRSs and the storm water samples. To establish the relationship, the research was broken into two areas. The first area was raster-based modeling, and the second area was data analysis utilizing the raster based modeling results and the sediment and storm water sample results. Two geodatabases were created utilizing raster modeling functions and the Arc Hydro program. The geodatabase created using only Arc Hydro functions contains very fine catchment drainage areas in association with the geometric network and can be used for future contaminant tracking. The second geodatabase contains sub-watersheds for all storm water stations used in the study along with a geometric network. The second area of the study focused on data analysis. The analytical sediment data table was joined to the PRSs spatial data in ArcMap. All PRSs and PRSs with high erosion potential were joined separately to create two datasets for each of 14 analytes. Only the PRSs above the background value were retained. The storm water station spatial data were joined to the table of analyte values that were either greater than the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) benchmark value, or the Department of Energy (DOE) Drinking Water Defined Contribution Guideline (DWDCG). Only the storm water stations were retained that had sample values greater than the NPDES MSGP benchmark value or the DOE DWDCG. Separate maps were created for each analyte showing the sub-watersheds, the PRSs over background, and the storm water stations greater than the NPDES MSGP benchmark value or the DOE DWDCG. Tables were then created for each analyte that listed the PRSs average value by storm water station allowing a tabular view of the mapped data. The final table that was created listed the number of high erosion PRSs and regular PRSs over background values that were contained in each watershed. An overall relationship between the high erosion PRSs or the regular PRSs and the storm water stations was not identified through the methods used in this research. However, the Arc Hydro data models created for this analysis were used to track possible sources of contamination found through sampling at the storm water gaging stations. This geometric network tracing was used to identify possible relationships between the storm water stations and the PRSs. The methods outlined for the geometric network tracing could be used to find other relationships between the sites. A cursory statistical analysis was performed which could be expanded and applied to the data sets generated during this research to establish a broader relationship between the PRSs and storm water stations.

C.T. McLean

2005-06-01

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Space Station Freedom solar alpha joint growth capability  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ) helps to align the power generation system, onboard the Space Station Freedom, with the sun. The SARJ is responsible for providing structural continuity and controlled rotation to the outboard transverse booms. The SARJ also provides continuous power, data, and video transfer across the joint.

Snyder, David

1991-01-01

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The materials test station: a fast spectrum irradiation facility  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Materials Test Station is a fast-neutron spectrum irradiation facility under design at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in support of the United States Department of Energy's Global Nuclear Energy Partnership. The facility will be capable of rodlets-scale irradiations of candidate fuel forms being developed to power the next generation of fast reactors. Driven by a powerful proton beam, the

Pitcher; Eric J

2007-01-01

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A failure recovery planning prototype for Space Station Freedom  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA is investigating the use of advanced automation to enhance crew productivity for Space Station Freedom in numerous areas, including failure management. A prototype is described that uses various advanced automation techniques to generate courses of action whose intents are to recover from a diagnosed failure, and to do so within the constraints levied by the failure and by Freedom's configuration and operating conditions.

Hammen, David G.; Kelly, Christine M.

1991-01-01

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Operation experience of Fukushima I nuclear power station  

Microsoft Academic Search

Construction of Fukushima I nuclear power station began in January 1967, ; and commercial operation began on March 28, 1971. Total generated electric power ; has reached 4285 GWh, and utilization rate has been 70%. By September 1972, the ; nuclear power plant had been shut down 2 times for periodic inspections, 3 times ; for accidents, and 5 times

Kawahito

1973-01-01

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Volume 4 Issue 12 www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis December 2009 Space shuttle Atlantis crewmembers began their STS-129 mission to the International Space Station  

E-print Network

began their STS-129 mission to the International Space Station with a perfect, on-time launch Nov. 16, other equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. The STS-129 mission featured three. Space Shuttle Main Engines tested here lifted four shuttle missions to the space station, plus the final

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International Space Station Node 1 is moved for leak test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Node 1, the first element for the International Space Station, and attached Pressurized Mating Adapter-1 continue with prelaunch preparation activities at KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. Node 1 is a connecting passageway to the living and working areas of the space station. The node is seen here being moved into the Shuttle payload transportation canister, where the doors will be closed for a two-week leak check. The node was moved to the canister from the element rotation stand, or test stand, where it underwent an interim weight and center of gravity determination. The final determination is planned to be performed prior to transporting Node 1 to the launch pad. Node 1 is scheduled to fly on STS-88.

1998-01-01

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International Space Station Node 1 is moved for leak test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Node 1, the first element for the International Space Station, and attached Pressurized Mating Adapter-1 continue with prelaunch preparation activities at KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. Node 1 is a connecting passageway to the living and working areas of the space station. The node is being removed from the element rotation stand, or test stand, where it underwent an interim weight and center of gravity determination. (The final determination is planned to be performed prior to transporting Node 1 to the launch pad.) Now the node is being moved to the Shuttle payload transportation canister, where the doors will be closed for a two-week leak check. Node 1 is scheduled to fly on STS-88.

1998-01-01

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International Space Station Node 1 is moved for leak test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Node 1, the first U.S. element for the International Space Station, and attached Pressurized Mating Adapter-1 continue with prelaunch preparation activities at KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. Node 1 is a connecting passageway to the living and working areas of the space station. The node and PMA-1 are being removed from the element rotation stand, or test stand, where they underwent an interim weight and center of gravity determination. (The final determination is planned to be performed prior to transporting Node 1 to the launch pad.) Now the node is being moved to the Shuttle payload transportation canister, where the doors will be closed for a two-week leak check. Node 1 is scheduled to fly on STS-88.

1998-01-01

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Draft Tier 2 Environmental Impact Statement for International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Draft Tier 2 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the International Space Station (ISS) has been prepared by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and follows NASA's Record of Decision on the Final Tier 1 EIS for the Space Station Freedom. The Tier 2 EIS provides an updated evaluation of the environmental impacts associated with the alternatives considered: the Proposed Action and the No-Action alternative. The Proposed Action is to continue U.S. participation in the assembly and operation of ISS. The No-Action alternative would cancel NASA's participation in the Space Station Program. ISS is an international cooperative venture between NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, the European Space Agency, the Science and Technology Agency of Japan, the Russian Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency. The purpose of the NASA action would be to further develop a human presence in space; to meet scientific, technological, and commercial research needs; and to foster international cooperation.

1995-01-01

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Evaluation of absorption cycle for space station environmental control system application  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The study to evaluate an absorption cycle refrigeration system to provide environmental control for the space stations is reported. A zero-gravity liquid/vapor separator was designed and tested. The results were used to design a light-weight, efficient generator for the absorption refrigeration system. It is concluded that absorption cycle refrigeration is feasible for providing space station environmental control.

Sims, W. H.; Oneill, M. J.; Reid, H. C.; Bisenius, P. M.

1972-01-01

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Space station human productivity study. Volume 2: Executive summary and oral review presentation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Definition of design/operations requirements for support of human productivity, identification of problem areas lacking data for requirements definition, generation of management plans for conduct of studies to acquire needed data for timely space station program impact, and correlation of all issue study management plans with space station progam milestone need dates were addressed.

1985-01-01

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A SMART MV\\/LV-STATION THAT IMPROVES POWER QUALITY, RELIABILITY AND SUBSTATION LOAD PROFILE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because of the increasing penetration of dispersed generation and developments in the power demand, the power flows in LV and MV distribution grids will increasingly fluctuate in the near future. To manage these fluctuations while maintaining power quality and reliability, a Smart MV\\/LV-station has been designed by a Dutch consortium. A prototype of this station will be built and tested.

C. P. KESTER; Peter J. M. HESKES; Gerard SCHOONENBERG; Erik C. W. DE; Ben J. WARGERS

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Overview of environmental test plans for Space Station Freedom work package 4  

Microsoft Academic Search

The generation and distribution of electric power for Space Station Freedom (SSF) is critical to the station's success. Work Package 4 (WP-04) has the responsibility for the design, development, test, and delivery of the Electric Power System (EPS) for the SSF. During launch, assembly, and operation, the EPS will be subjected to various environments. A test and verification approach has

Tom J. Peterson

1992-01-01

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Overview of environmental test plans for Space Station Freedom Work Package 4  

Microsoft Academic Search

The generation and distribution of electric power for Space Station Freedom (SSF) is critical to the station's success. Work Package 4 (WP-04) has the responsibility for the design, development, test, and delivery of the Electric Power System (EPS) for the SSF. During launch, assembly, and operation, the EPS will be subjected to various environments. A test and verification approach has

Tom J. Peterson

1991-01-01

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Search for direct third-generation squark pair production in final states with missing transverse momentum and two b-jets in TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The results of a search for pair production of supersymmetric partners of the Standard Model third-generation quarks are reported. This search uses 20.1 fb-1 of pp collisions at TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The lightest bottom and top squarks ( and respectively) are searched for in a final state with large missing transverse momentum and two jets identified as originating from b-quarks. No excess of events above the expected level of Standard Model background is found. The results are used to set upper limits on the visible cross section for processes beyond the Standard Model. Exclusion limits at the 95 % confidence level on the masses of the third-generation squarks are derived in phenomenological supersymmetric R-parity-conserving models in which either the bottom or the top squark is the lightest squark. The is assumed to decay via and the via , with undetectable products of the subsequent decay of the due to the small mass splitting between the and the . [Figure not available: see fulltext.

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