Sample records for intensive management system

  1. Low Intensity Reconnaissance Aircraft/Reconnaissance Management System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rader, James M.

    1989-02-01

    A Reconnaissance Management System (RMS) for use in a Low Intensity Reconnaissance Aircraft (LIRA) is described. This RMS includes all system control functions (such as sensor selection and pointing) pod management functions (doors, turrets, etc.) as well as processing of the video output of the selected sensor to produce a standard format video signal for viewing and recording. The LIRA/RMS was required to utilize to the greatest extent possible existing equipment and designs in order to expedite development and allow for concept validation flight demonstrations on an accelerated schedule. The LIRA RMS which was flight demonstrated is described as well as system enhancements which have been added since the flight demos and others which are currently being developed.

  2. Implementation of an electronic patient data management system (PDMS) on an intensive care unit (ICU)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. J. M. Langenberg

    1996-01-01

    Implementation of a data management system on an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) needs a good organisation. The expectations and the specifications of the system should be defined and clear before the process is started. Analysis of produced data of communication and information pathways on the ICU is necessary. A complete system should include data acquisition, data base management and archiving

  3. Hydrologic and Water Quality Assessment from an Intensively Managed Watershed Scale Turfgrass System

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Managed turf accounts for approximately 17 million hectares of land in the U.S. and is the most intensively managed system in the urban landscape. The primary objective of this research effort was to assess the watershed scale hydrologic and surface water quality impact from a well managed golf cour...

  4. Biology and management of insect pests in North American intensively managed hardwood forest systems.

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    Coyle, David R.; Nebeker, T., E.; Hart, E., R.; Mattson, W., J.

    2005-01-01

    Annu. Rev. Entomol. 50:1-29. Abstract Increasing demand for wood and wood products is putting stress on traditional forest production areas, leading to long-term economic and environmental concerns. Intensively managed hardwood forest systems (IMHFS), grown using conventional agricultural as well as forestry methods, can help alleviate potential problems in natural forest production areas. Although IMHFS can produce more biomass per hectare per year than natural forests, the ecologically simplified, monocultural systems may greatly increase the crops susceptibility to pests. Species in the genera Populus and Salix comprise the greatest acreage in IMHFS in North America, but other species, including Liquidambar styracifua and Platanus occidentalis, are also important. We discuss life histories, realized and potential damage, and management options for the most economically infuential pests that affect these hardwood species. The substantial inherent challenges associated with pest management in the monocultural environments created by IMHFS are reviewed. Finally, we discuss ways to design IMHFS that may reduce their susceptibility to pests, increase their growth and productivity potential, and create a more sustainable environment.

  5. PanDA Beyond ATLAS : A Scalable Workload Management System For Data Intensive Science

    E-print Network

    Borodin, M; The ATLAS collaboration; Jha, S; Golubkov, D; Klimentov, A; Maeno, T; Nilsson, P; Oleynik, D; Panitkin, S; Petrosyan, A; Schovancova, J; Vaniachine, A; Wenaus, T

    2014-01-01

    The LHC experiments are today at the leading edge of large scale distributed data-intensive computational science. The LHC's ATLAS experiment processes data volumes which are particularly extreme, over 140 PB to date, distributed worldwide at over of 120 sites. An important element in the success of the exciting physics results from ATLAS is the highly scalable integrated workflow and dataflow management afforded by the PanDA workload management system, used for all the distributed computing needs of the experiment. The PanDA design is not experiment specific and PanDA is now being extended to support other data intensive scientific applications. PanDA was cited as an example of "a high performance, fault tolerant software for fast, scalable access to data repositories of many kinds" during the "Big Data Research and Development Initiative" announcement, a 200 million USD U.S. government investment in tools to handle huge volumes of digital data needed to spur science and engineering discoveries. In this talk...

  6. Reproductive performance and milk production of Assaf sheep in an intensive management system.

    PubMed

    Pollott, G E; Gootwine, E

    2004-11-01

    The Assaf breed of dairy sheep, a stabilized cross of the Awassi and East Friesian breeds, has replaced the Awassi as the breed of choice in its country of origin, Israel, and has spread to other Mediterranean countries. In Israel the Assaf breed is managed under an intensive production system involving weaning lambs at birth, rearing them artificially, and milking ewes after parturition. There are several breeding periods in the year when ewes are mated following hormonally synchronized estrus. Records of 18,976 lactations from 5 farms were analyzed to investigate factors that influenced Assaf milk and reproductive performance. Lactation curves were fitted to each lactation, and a range of parameters and calculated values were analyzed. Daily milk yield records also were analyzed to describe a typical Assaf lactation and compared with those of the Awassi breed. Factors affecting age at first lambing also were studied. An average Assaf ewe kept under this intensive management regimen was found to produce 334 L of milk during a 173-d lactation. Mean litter size was 1.57 lambs/ewe lambing, and lambing interval was 272 d. Milk production was affected by litter size, with twin- and triplet-bearing ewes producing approximately 20 L more milk per lactation than single-bearing ewes. Day length was the major environmental variable influencing milk yield. The difference between midsummer and midwinter day lengths accounted for a difference in daily milk yield of 0.44 L in favor of summer. Ewe lambs that were mated for the first time at later ages produced more lambs and more milk due to greater early lactation characteristics. Milk production was found to be negatively associated with subsequent reproductive performance. Comparing these results with those from an earlier study in the Awassi breed, the Assaf was found to produce less milk during a shorter lactation than the Awassi, but its greater litter size made it a more profitable breed. PMID:15483153

  7. Solids management and removal for intensive land-based aquaculture production systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Simon J. Cripps; Asbjųrn Bergheim

    2000-01-01

    This review aims to identify and examine realistic aquaculture waste solids management strategies. The main reason for treating solids to be discharged from flow-through systems is to reduce potential negative impacts on the surrounding aquatic environment. In reuse and recycle systems, solids management will be required to maintain culture water quality. In such cases, solids management will often be designed

  8. Risk Factors for Kid Mortality in West African Dwarf Goats Under an Intensive Management System in Ghana

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. K. Turkson; Y. K. Antiri; O. Baffuor-Awuah

    2004-01-01

    Breeding records from 1997 to 2000 for West African Dwarf goats kept under an intensive management system on the National Breeding Station at Kintampo in Ghana were analysed for the effect on mortality of sex, season and type of birth, and birth weight. The pre-weaning and post-weaning mortalities were 10% (n = 390) and 23.1% (n = 351), respectively, while

  9. Current nitrogen management status and measures to improve the intensive wheat-maize system in China.

    PubMed

    Cui, Zhenling; Chen, Xinping; Zhang, Fusuo

    2010-01-01

    During the first 35 years of the Green Revolution, Chinese grain production doubled, greatly reducing food shortage, but at a high environmental cost. In 2005, China alone accounted for around 38% of the global N fertilizer consumption, but the average on-farm N recovery efficiency for the intensive wheat-maize system was only 16-18%. Current on-farm N use efficiency (NUE) is much lower than in research trials or on-farm in other parts of the world, which is attributed to the overuse of chemical N fertilizer, ignorance of the contribution of N from the environment and the soil, poor synchrony between crop N demand and N supply, failure to bring crop yield potential into full play, and an inability to effectively inhibit N losses. Based on such analyses, some measures to drastically improve NUE in China are suggested, such as managing various N sources to limit the total applied N, spatially and temporally matching rhizospheric N supply with N demand in high-yielding crops, reducing N losses, and simultaneously achieving high-yield and high NUE. Maximizing crop yields using a minimum of N inputs requires an integrated, interdisciplinary cooperation and major scientific and practical breakthroughs involving plant nutrition, soil science, agronomy, and breeding. PMID:21053721

  10. In-stream nitrate responses integrate human and climate systems in an intensively managed landscape

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ward, A. S.; Davis, C. A.; Burgin, A. J.; Loecke, T.; Riveros-Iregui, D. A.; Schnoebelen, D. J.; Just, C. L.; Thomas, S. A.; Weber, L. J.; St Clair, M. A.; Spak, S.; Dalrymple, K. E.; Li, Y.; Prior, K.

    2014-12-01

    Nitrogen (N) fertilization is a cornerstone of modern agriculture, but the practice also leads to eutrophication, hypoxia, and harmful algal blooms in both inland and coastal waters. Several studies identify Iowa, Illinois and Indiana as major source areas of N discharged by the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico where large-scale hypoxia develops annually. Continental-scale management of nitrogen requires a comprehensive understanding of watershed-specific hydrologic dynamics and their consequences for nitrate flushing from agricultural landscapes. Spatiotemporal variation in nitrate fluxes is inherently complex due to the broad range of physicochemical and hydraulic properties that influence N movement through soils, groundwater, and rivers. In-stream N fluxes respond to both short- and long-term climactic forcing interacting with the cumulative human modification to both physical and biogeochemical systems in agricultural catchments. Here, we synthesize results from three individual studies in the Iowa River watershed. First, we demonstrate significant inter- and intra-annual variability in stream responses to rainfall events as a function of antecedent moisture conditions in three nested catchments (first through third-order). This study highlights the use of in-situ, high temporal resolution sensor networks as an emerging tool. Next, we leverage a catchment-wide synoptic study repeated in 2013 to demonstrate the landscape-scale impact of climate dynamics interacting with management decisions on the landscape. This study highlights the role of changes in extreme event frequency on water quality in agricultural landscapes. Finally, we extend results onto the landscape, using a numerical model to quantify heterogeneity of key controlling variables within the landscape (e.g., soil texture) and N retention or mobilization. We compare variability in key controls with variability driven by climate over a 60-yr period of record.

  11. Intensive Care Information System Impacts

    PubMed Central

    Ehteshami, Asghar; Sadoughi, Farahnaz; Ahmadi, Maryam; Kashefi, Parviz

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: Today, intensive care needs to be increased with a prospect of an aging population and socioeconomic factors influencing health intervention, but there are some problems in the intensive care environments, it is essential to resolve. The intensive Care information system has the potential to solve many of ICU problems. The objective of the review was to establish the impact of intensive care information systems on the practitioners practice, patient outcomes and ICU performance. Methods: Scientific databases and electronic journal citations was searched to identify articles that discussed the impacts of intensive care information system on the practices, patient outcomes and ICU performance. A total of 22 articles discussing ICIS outcomes was included in this study from 609 articles initially obtained from the searches. Results: Pooling data across studies, we found that the median impact of ICIS on information management was 48.7%. The median impact of ICIS on user’ outcomes was 36.4%, impact on saving tips by 24%, clinical decision support by a mean of 22.7%, clinical outcomes improved by a mean of 18.6%, and researches improved by 18%. Conclusion: The functionalities of ICIS are growing day by day and new functionalities are available with every major release. Better adoption of ICIS by the intensive care environments emphasizes the opportunity of better intensive care services through patient oriented intensive care clinical information systems. There is an immense need for developing guidelines for standardizing ICIS to to maximize the power of ICISs and to integrate with HISs. This will enable intensivists to use the systems in a more meaningful way for better patient care. This study provides a better understanding and greater insight into the effectiveness of ICIS in improving patient care and reducing health care expenses. PMID:24167389

  12. Does introduction of a Patient Data Management System (PDMS) improve the financial situation of an intensive care unit?

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background Patient Data Management Systems (PDMS) support clinical documentation at the bedside and have demonstrated effects on completeness of patient charting and the time spent on documentation. These systems are costly and raise the question if such a major investment pays off. We tried to answer the following questions: How do costs and revenues of an intensive care unit develop before and after introduction of a PDMS? Can higher revenues be obtained with improved PDMS documentation? Can we present cost savings attributable to the PDMS? Methods Retrospective analysis of cost and reimbursement data of a 25 bed Intensive Care Unit at a German University Hospital, three years before (2004–2006) and three years after (2007–2009) PDMS implementation. Results Costs and revenues increased continuously over the years. The profit of the investigated ICU was fluctuating over the years and seemingly depending on other factors as well. We found a small increase in profit in the year after the introduction of the PDMS, but not in the following years. Profit per case peaked at 1039 € in 2007, but dropped subsequently to 639 € per case. We found no clear evidence for cost savings after the PDMS introduction. Our cautious calculation did not consider additional labour costs for IT staff needed for system maintenance. Conclusions The introduction of a PDMS has probably minimal or no effect on reimbursement. In our case the observed increase in profit was too small to amortize the total investment for PDMS implementation. This may add some counterweight to the literature, where expectations for tools such as the PDMS can be quite unreasonable. PMID:24041117

  13. Foundations of data-intensive science: Technology and practice for high throughput, widely distributed, data management and analysis systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Johnston, William; Ernst, M.; Dart, E.; Tierney, B.

    2014-04-01

    Today's large-scale science projects involve world-wide collaborations depend on moving massive amounts of data from an instrument to potentially thousands of computing and storage systems at hundreds of collaborating institutions to accomplish their science. This is true for ATLAS and CMS at the LHC, and it is true for the climate sciences, Belle-II at the KEK collider, genome sciences, the SKA radio telescope, and ITER, the international fusion energy experiment. DOE's Office of Science has been collecting science discipline and instrument requirements for network based data management and analysis for more than a decade. As a result of this certain key issues are seen across essentially all science disciplines that rely on the network for significant data transfer, even if the data quantities are modest compared to projects like the LHC experiments. These issues are what this talk will address; to wit: 1. Optical signal transport advances enabling 100 Gb/s circuits that span the globe on optical fiber with each carrying 100 such channels; 2. Network router and switch requirements to support high-speed international data transfer; 3. Data transport (TCP is still the norm) requirements to support high-speed international data transfer (e.g. error-free transmission); 4. Network monitoring and testing techniques and infrastructure to maintain the required error-free operation of the many R&E networks involved in international collaborations; 5. Operating system evolution to support very high-speed network I/O; 6. New network architectures and services in the LAN (campus) and WAN networks to support data-intensive science; 7. Data movement and management techniques and software that can maximize the throughput on the network connections between distributed data handling systems, and; 8. New approaches to widely distributed workflow systems that can support the data movement and analysis required by the science. All of these areas must be addressed to enable large-scale, widely distributed data analysis systems, and the experience of the LHC can be applied to other scientific disciplines. In particular, specific analogies to the SKA will be cited in the talk.

  14. Grassland responses to grazing: effects of grazing intensity and management system in an Inner Mongolian steppe ecosystem

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Philipp Schönbach; Hongwei Wan; Martin Gierus; Yongfei Bai; Katrin Müller; Lijun Lin; Andreas Susenbeth; Friedhelm Taube

    2011-01-01

    The major aims of this study were, firstly, to analyse the grazing-induced steppe degradation process and, secondly, to identify\\u000a an efficient and sustainable grazing management system for the widely degraded Inner Mongolian typical steppe ecosystem. From\\u000a 2005–2008 a grazing experiment was conducted to compare two grazing management systems, the Mixed System (MS) and the Traditional\\u000a System (TS), along a gradient

  15. Systems engineering for software-intensive projects

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Herbert Hecht

    1999-01-01

    The technical shortcomings of major software-intensive projects, as well as their cost overruns and schedule slippages, are usually attributed to poor management practices. We hope to show that the application of established systems engineering techniques can help to overcome, or at least to reduce, the difficulties that are encountered in the development of large information processing and automated control systems.

  16. Influence of dry period length on reproductive performance and productivity of Lacaune dairy sheep under an intensive management system.

    PubMed

    Hernandez, Fernando; Elvira, Laura; Gonzalez-Martin, Juan-Vicente; Astiz, Susana

    2012-08-01

    Intensive management is almost the only way to ensure dairy farm profitability. The dry period length (DPL) is a key factor in the productivity and health of dairy cows, but whether the same is true of dairy sheep is unclear. This study investigated the effects of DPL on the performance of Lacaune sheep under intensive management. We recorded 8136 lactations from 4220 ewes on one farm for the period 2005-2010, and data from a total of 6762 complete lactations 1-4 were included in the study. The length of the dry period following the current lactation was studied. The larger the total milk yield (MY) and daily milk yield (DMY), the shorter was the DPL before the next lactation. DPL correlated with MY (r=-0·384), DMY (r=-0·277) and the lambing-to-conception interval (LC; r=0·201, P<0·0001) in the global analysis of all lactations (lactations 1-4). The influence of previous-DPL (P-DPL), or the length of the period prior to the start of the next lactation, was studied for 4318 lactations. P-DPL was classified into five intervals: very short (P-DPL-XS), 1-30 d; short (P-DPL-S), 31-60 d; medium (P-DPL-M), 61-90 d; long (P-DPL-L), 91-120 d; and very long (P-DPL-XL), >120 d. P-DPL positively correlated with lambing-to-next conception interval (LNC; r=0·095, P<0·0001) for lactations 1-4. LNC was significantly shorter for P-DPLs that were very short, short, or long (P-PDL-XS, 144·2±67·8 d; P-PDL-S, 149·1±57·2 d; P-PDL-L, 152·0±53·7 d) than for groups with very long or medium P-PDLs (P-DPL-XL, 161·5±62·9 d; P-DPL-M, 169·0±74·8 d; P<0·0001). Moreover, P-DPLs that were very short, long, or very long were associated with the lowest milk yields (P-PDL-XS, 377±215 l; P-PDL-l, 370±168 l; P-PDL-XL, 396±196 l). These yields were significantly lower than the yields for short and medium P-DPLs (P-DPL-S, 432±187 l; P-DPL-M, 436±191 l; P<0·0001) when averages of lactations 1-4 were analysed. These results indicate that lactations with larger MY are followed by a shorter dry period, and that a dry period of 30-90 d leads to larger yields in the next lactation. The best LNC was associated with the shortest Previous-DPL. Hence, 30-60 d should be the optimal dry period length for Lacaune sheep under intensive conditions. PMID:22850582

  17. Managing malaria in the intensive care unit

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    Marks, M.; Gupta-Wright, A.; Doherty, J. F.; Singer, M.; Walker, D.

    2014-01-01

    The number of people travelling to malaria-endemic countries continues to increase, and malaria remains the commonest cause of serious imported infection in non-endemic areas. Severe malaria, mostly caused by Plasmodium falciparum, often requires intensive care unit (ICU) admission and can be complicated by cerebral malaria, respiratory distress, acute kidney injury, bleeding complications, and co-infection. The mortality from imported malaria remains significant. This article reviews the manifestations, complications and principles of management of severe malaria as relevant to critical care clinicians, incorporating recent studies of anti-malarial and adjunctive treatment. Effective management of severe malaria includes prompt diagnosis and early institution of effective anti-malarial therapy, recognition of complications, and appropriate supportive management in an ICU. All cases should be discussed with a specialist unit and transfer of the patient considered. PMID:24946778

  18. Databases and Data-Intensive Systems

    E-print Network

    Databases and Data-Intensive Systems Computer Science Day May 31st 2013 Aarhus U #12;Staff · Ira://cs.au.dk/research/areas/ data-intensive-systems/ #12;Data-Intensive Systems · From monolithic architectures to diverse systems Dedicated/specialized systems, column stores Data centers, web architectures, distributed architectures

  19. Project Management Plan Resident Management System (RMS)

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    1 Project Management Plan Resident Management System (RMS) And Quality Control System (QCS Resident Management System.........................................................................................................3 Project Management Plan - Purpose

  20. Does neonatal pain management in intensive care units differ between

    E-print Network

    Does neonatal pain management in intensive care units differ between night and day occurs in many other aspects of care. To our knowledge, the variation of neonatal pain management during day and night shifts has not been studied yet. Neonatal pain management has received much attention

  1. Data-intensive management and analysis for scientifc simulations.

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    Hudson, R.; Norris, J.; Reid, L. B.; Cal Jordan IV, G.; Weide, K.; Papka, M. E. (CLS-CI); ( MCS); (Western Australian Geothemal Centre of Excellence, CSIRO); (School of Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Western Australia)

    2011-01-01

    Scientific simulations can produce enormous amounts of data, making the analysis of results and management of files a difficult task for scientists. The simulation management and analysis system (Smaash) described here is designed to allow scientists to easily capture, store, organize, monitor, and analyze simulation results. The system is automatic, standardized, and secure. Smaash was built using open-source tools and modularized to be independent of the scientific simulation. The web-based front-end allows the scientist to easily interact with the data, and has proved its usefulness in improving the efficiency of a scientific team's workflow. High performance parallel computing allows scientists to solve complex physical problems through computer simulation. However, the massive amounts of data generated and the complex computing environment can create additional complications. A recent review by Ludaescher et al.(2009) describes how scientific workflows can assist scientists in extracting knowledge from these data-intensive operations by automating components within pipelines. Within the fusion community, Klasky et al.(2008) and colleagues have developed a system that handles the storage management, data movement, metadata generation and management, and a means to analyze the results. In response to scientists needs, a simulation management and analysis system (Smaash) was developed at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory (USA). Smaash provides an integrated way to monitor simulations and analyze computational results; catalog, store, and retrieve simulations; and prepare output for publications. The system is independent of the particular simulation code, accessible from many HPC and browser-based platforms, and built around open-source software tools. Data security and provenance is considered throughout. The analysis components are hidden behind a web-based front end, enabling scientists to focus on their results and not get bogged down by information overload.

  2. Landscape Management Systems The Visual Management System

    E-print Network

    Standiford, Richard B.

    Landscape Management Systems The Visual Management System of the Forest Service, USDA1 Warren R presentation on how the Visual Management System (VMS) functions. 1/ Presented at the National Conference Manual 2380, Landscape Management, USDA. INTRODUCTION The American people are concerned about the quality

  3. Management of phosphorus, potassium, and sulfur in intensive, irrigated lowland rice

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Dobermann; K. G. Cassman; C. P. Mamaril; J. E. Sheehy

    1998-01-01

    Management of soil phosphorus (P), potassium (K) and sulfur (S) resources in intensive, irrigated rice systems has received less attention than increasing cropping intensity and yields with new cultivars, irrigation, and fertilizer N. Crop requirements, input-output balance, and soil supplying capacity of P, K and S in irrigated lowland rice are reviewed. Based on projected rice production requirements, we estimate

  4. Databases and Data-Intensive Systems

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    -Intensive Systems! · Focus on solving "data intensive" tasks! ! · Query processing for databases! · Mining "big data partners in health care, finance, sustainability Evalua/on, field studies #12;Entry point generation with the Skyline! · Given a set of records on n attributes.! n e.g., hotels

  5. Building dependability arguments for software intensive systems

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    Seater, Robert Morrison

    2009-01-01

    A method is introduced for structuring and guiding the development of end-to-end dependability arguments. The goal is to establish high-level requirements of complex software-intensive systems, especially properties that ...

  6. Assessing Resilience of Intensively Managed Landscapes through Feedbacks

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Goodwell, A. E.; Kumar, P.

    2013-12-01

    Intensively managed landscapes such as those of the United States agricultural Midwest are hypothesized to be on a different trajectory than natural landscapes in terms of ecosystem processes and landscape evolution. Process networks provide a method to analyze system states as patterns of couplings and feedbacks. It has been shown using FLUXNET data that variables such as precipitation, soil temperature, soil moisture, latent heat flux, and net ecosystem exchange may exhibit synchronized relationships, time-lagged forcing behavior, or feedbacks. The strength of these couplings weakens or breaks down with environmental extremes such as drought. This study compares couplings in measured fluxes observed using a process network approach with couplings of modeled ecohydrological variables. MLCan is a multi-layer canopy-air exchange model that uses FLUXNET tower climate and flux data as input to simulate leaf uptake, stomatal conductance, photosynthesis, soil hydrology, and other descriptors of ecosystem state. This model has been used to assess vegetation acclimation to climate change, altered hydrology due to biofuel crops, and root hydraulic redistribution in different ecosystems. For this study, MLCan is used to simulate conditions for the 2005 growing season at the location of the Bondville, IL flux tower. A process network is defined with nodes representing key measured and simulated variables including streamflow at a nearby gage, precipitation, radiation, soil moisture, leaf uptake, and nutrient fluxes. Couplings are identified using mutual information and transfer entropy statistics. This study effectively validates whether simulated ecosystem state variables demonstrate information flow to the same extent as measured data. The inclusion of streamflow introduces a spatial element to the process network approach that begins to link processes with topography and land use in the watershed. Analysis of coupling types and strengths can be applied to assess resilience characteristics of intensively managed versus natural landscapes.

  7. Partial Budget Analysis of Effects of Crop Management Intensity on Profitability of Three Watermelon Cultivars

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wenhua Lu; James A. Duthie; B. Warren Roberts; Merritt J. Taylor; Jonathan V. Edelson

    2003-01-01

    A field study on watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunberg) Matsumura and Nakai] in 1997, 1999, and 2000 revealed that management intensity affected profitability. Management intensity reflected a combination of cultural practices and levels of usage. Low intensity management (LM) included only soil fertilization and weed control. High intensity management (HM) additionally involved plastic mulch, drip irrigation, insect pest control, and plant

  8. The residence time of intensively managed agricultural landscapes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bowling, Laura; Cherkauer, Keith; Chiu, Chun-mei; Rahman, Sanoar

    2015-04-01

    Much of the agricultural landscape across the Midwestern United States is intensively managed through numerous surface and subsurface drainage improvements, and the growing extraction of groundwater resources. The relatively recent glaciation of the North Central region means that the landscape is less dissected and hydrologically connected than older till areas. Low topographic gradients and underlying dense till which restricts vertical water movement, as well as kettle depressions, have led to poorly drained soils and extensive wetlands within the landscape. Large areas of this land could only be farmed once the excess water was removed through artificial surface and subsurface drainage. Conventional wisdom in the region maintains that subsurface tile drainage reduces the occurrence of peak flow events by increasing soil water storage capacity. At the watershed scale, this view does not take into account the coincident increase in surface drainage and reduction in residence time in surface depressions. This paper explores to what degree water management and irrigation has changed surface and subsurface water storage and residence time over the last century and how this has impacted flow duration throughout the Wabash River system in Indiana, USA. The effects of subsurface tile drains, wetlands and aquifer storage are explicitly represented within the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) macroscale hydrology model. We maintain a focus on the entire Wabash River, a river system of historic importance that is also representative of many similar areas in the till plain region of the agricultural Midwest, which contribute to water quality and flood dynamics of the Mississippi river system. By lowering the water table, surface and subsurface drainage improvements have increased the subsurface storage capacity at the beginning of rain events, but this is overwhelmed by the decrease in surface storage capacity for intermediate to large events, decreasing the current residence time of water relative to pre-settlement conditions.

  9. Research Strategies for Increasing Productivity of Intensively Managed

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    Research Strategies for Increasing Productivity of Intensively Managed Forest Plantations Eric D in US planted forest area are among the highest of any world region but maximum tree growth rates or no conservation value. Purchasers of fiber, driven by the public at large, also increas- ingly demand that forests

  10. Purge water management system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. E. Cardoso-Neto; D. W. Williams

    1995-01-01

    A purge water management system is described for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The purge water management system is connected to a wellhead sampling configuration, typically permanently installed at

  11. Purge water management system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. E. Cardoso-Neto; D. W. Williams

    1996-01-01

    A purge water management system is described for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The purge water management system is connected to a wellhead sampling configuration, typically permanently installed at

  12. Purge water management system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joao E. Cardoso-Neto; Daniel W. Williams

    1996-01-01

    A purge water management system for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The purge water management system is connected to a wellhead sampling configuration, typically permanently installed at the well

  13. INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gheorghe Mirela; Academia de Studii; Boldeanu Dana Maria; Economice Bucureti

    Information Security Management System plays a critical role to protect the organization and its ability to perform their business mission, not just its IT assets. Risk Management and Risk Assessment are important components of Information Security Management System Risk management is the process of identifying risk, assessing risk, and taking steps to reduce risk to an acceptable level. Information and

  14. Knowledge Management for Terminology-Intensive Applications: Needs and Tools

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ingrid Meyer

    1991-01-01

    This paper addresses the problem of how to provide support for the acquisition,formalization, refinement, retrieval - in other words, for the management - of theknowledge required for producing high-quality terminology. This problem will becomeincreasingly significant as term banks evolve into knowledge bases. Knowledgemanagement for terminology-intensive activities is complicated by two factors: 1) theimportance of encyclopedic as well as lexical-semantic knowledge,

  15. Selection of diurnal roosts by red bats ( Lasiurus borealis) in an intensively managed pine forest in Mississippi

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leslie W. Elmore; Darren A. Miller; Francisco J. Vilella

    2004-01-01

    Forest managers are increasingly expected to incorporate biodiversity objectives within forest landscapes devoted to timber production. However, data on which to base management recommendations for bats within these systems are limited. Although the red bat (Lasiurus borealis) is a widespread and common species in temperate forests of North America, little is known of its ecology within intensively managed pine (Pinus

  16. Fluid Management System (FMS) fluid systems overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Baird, R. S.

    1990-01-01

    Viewgraphs on fluid management system (FMS) fluid systems overview are presented. Topics addressed include: fluid management system description including system requirements (integrated nitrogen system, integrated water system, and integrated waste gas system) and physical description; and fluid management system evolution.

  17. The impact of intensive forest management on carbon stores in forest ecosystems

    SciTech Connect

    Krankina, O.N.; Harmon, M.E. (Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States). Dept. of Forest Science)

    1994-06-01

    The expansion of intensive management of forest resources for timber production with the human population growth may have a profound effect on the role forests play in the global carbon cycle. First, the transition from old-growth to intensively managed second-growth forest with short rotations entails major long-term ecosystems changes including the reduction of total woody biomass. Although the biomass of living trees can be restored within a relatively short period of time, dead wood biomass takes considerably longer to reach pre-harvest levels; therefore commonly used rotations are too short for the latter part of ecosystem to recover fully. As dead trees account for 14--18% of the total woody biomass stores in a natural forest, a considerable amount of carbon can be released if this material is not replaced. Second, economically efficient, intensive forest management systems that include commercial thinning and wood salvage can further reduce the total biomass loading of second-growth forests. Long-term study of live and dead wood in thinning trials in the Pacific Northwest and in northwestern Russia suggest that intensive practices can reduce total woody biomass averaged over rotation to 10--25% that found in a natural old-growth forest. Therefore intensive forest management practices may maximize the supply of raw materials, but they may also generate a major carbon flux into the atmosphere. This flux may be significant despite the fact the land-use type remains the same. Effect of intensive forest management practices should be included in future carbon budgets and in developing forest management strategies aimed at increasing carbon storage in forest ecosystems.

  18. Management of COPD patients in the intensive care unit.

    PubMed

    McCauley, Paula; Datta, Debapriya

    2012-09-01

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by expiratory airflow limitation that is not fully reversible. Acute exacerbations in patients with moderate to severe COPD can cause severe hypoxia and persistent or severe respiratory acidosis, resulting in respiratory failure and the need for ventilator support. Acute respiratory failure, altered mental status, and hemodynamic instability associated with acute exacerbations of COPD are commonly encountered and require careful management in the intensive care unit (ICU). Noninvasive and invasive ventilator support in conjunction with pharmacotherapy can be lifesaving, although mortality remains high. It is important also to consider pulmonary rehabilitation and palliative care. PMID:22920466

  19. Intensity-Modulated and 3D-Conformal Radiotherapy for Whole-Ventricular Irradiation as Compared With Conventional Whole-Brain Irradiation in the Management of Localized Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors

    SciTech Connect

    Chen, Michael Jenwei, E-mail: michaelchen@einstein.b [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Silva Santos, Adriana da; Sakuraba, Roberto Kenji; Lopes, Cleverson Perceu; Goncalves, Vinicius Demanboro [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Weltman, Eduardo [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Ferrigno, Robson; Cruz, Jose Carlos [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

    2010-02-01

    Purpose: To compare the sparing potential of cerebral hemispheres with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) for whole-ventricular irradiation (WVI) and conventional whole-brain irradiation (WBI) in the management of localized central nervous system germ cell tumors (CNSGCTs). Methods and Materials: Ten cases of patients with localized CNSGCTs and submitted to WVI by use of IMRT with or without a 'boost' to the primary lesion were selected. For comparison purposes, similar treatment plans were produced by use of 3D-CRT (WVI with or without boost) and WBI (opposed lateral fields with or without boost), and cerebral hemisphere sparing was evaluated at dose levels ranging from 2 Gy to 40 Gy. Results: The median prescription dose for WVI was 30.6 Gy (range, 25.2-37.5 Gy), and that for the boost was 16.5 Gy (range, 0-23.4 Gy). Mean irradiated cerebral hemisphere volumes were lower for WVI with IMRT than for 3D-CRT and were lower for WVI with 3D-CRT than for WBI. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy was associated with the lowest irradiated volumes, with reductions of 7.5%, 12.2%, and 9.0% at dose levels of 20, 30, and 40 Gy, respectively, compared with 3D-CRT. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy provided statistically significant reductions of median irradiated volumes at all dose levels (p = 0.002 or less). However, estimated radiation doses to peripheral areas of the body were 1.9 times higher with IMRT than with 3D-CRT. Conclusions: Although IMRT is associated with increased radiation doses to peripheral areas of the body, its use can spare a significant amount of normal central nervous system tissue compared with 3D-CRT or WBI in the setting of CNSGCT treatment.

  20. Neurocysticercosis: Acute presentation and intensive care management of two cases

    PubMed Central

    Sharma, Aanchal; Mahajan, Charu; Rath, Girija P.; Mohapatra, Sarita; Padhy, Uma P.; Kumar, Lokesh

    2011-01-01

    Neurocysticercosis (NCC), a common helminthic infestation in developing countries, may cause acquired epilepsy and neurological morbidities. Acute symptomatic seizure is the most common manifestation. The other clinical conditions include headache, hydrocephalus, chronic meningitis, focal neurological deficits, and psychological disorders. Altered sensorium and raised intracranial pressure (ICP) may require ventilatory support in an intensive care unit (ICU). Definitive diagnosis is made by identification of parasites in tissues or by a radiological demonstration of the scolex in cystic lesions. Antiepileptic drugs are used to control seizures after NCC. Steroids are generally administered along with antihelminthics, in order to control the edema and intracranial hypertension that may occur as a result of antiparasitic medications. In patients with intracranial hypertension, the priority is to manage the ICP before considering other treatment options. Antiparasitic drug treatment is never the mainstay of treatment, especially in the setting of elevated ICP. Here, we present the ICU management of two such cases. PMID:22013314

  1. A knowledge integration mechanism based on systems thinking in knowledge-intensive organizations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wang Qingnian; Qin Yujie

    2005-01-01

    In the new century, knowledge plays crucial roles in knowledge-intensive organizations. Both explicit knowledge and tacit knowledge are the most important factors which make the success of organizations. Therefore, knowledge management and knowledge integration mechanisms are the key mechanisms to make the organization more effective and efficient. However, little research on knowledge-intensive organizations has focused specifically on systems thinking issues.

  2. Management Systems in Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wagner, Ivan D.

    Management systems have been adapted for educational administration in response to the need for quality of educational opportunity, collective bargaining, school district consolidation, decreasing enrollments, accountability laws, limited financial resources, and participatory decision-making. Management systems adapted, not adopted, from business…

  3. Medical Information Management System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Alterescu, S.; Hipkins, K. R.; Friedman, C. A.

    1979-01-01

    On-line interactive information processing system easily and rapidly handles all aspects of data management related to patient care. General purpose system is flexible enough to be applied to other data management situations found in areas such as occupational safety data, judicial information, or personnel records.

  4. Management Information System Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Foley, Walter J.; Harr, Gordon G.

    The Management Information System (MIS) described in this report represents a plan to utilize modern management techniques to facilitate the goal of a learner-responsive school system. The MIS component is being developed to meet the need for the coordination of the resources of staff, facilities, and time with the long range planning and…

  5. Management Information Systems.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crump, Kelvin

    An Australian university architect studying management information systems programs at academic institutions in the United States visited 26 universities and colleges and nine educational and professional associations, including extended visits at the University of Wisconsin and the National Center of Higher Education Management Systems. During…

  6. Building waste management core indicators through Spatial Material Flow Analysis: net recovery and transport intensity indexes.

    PubMed

    Font Vivanco, David; Puig Ventosa, Ignasi; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier

    2012-12-01

    In this paper, the material and spatial characterization of the flows within a municipal solid waste (MSW) management system are combined through a Network-Based Spatial Material Flow Analysis. Using this information, two core indicators are developed for the bio-waste fraction, the Net Recovery Index (NRI) and the Transport Intensity Index (TII), which are aimed at assessing progress towards policy-related sustainable MSW management strategies and objectives. The NRI approaches the capacity of a MSW management system for converting waste into resources through a systematic metabolic approach, whereas the TII addresses efficiency in terms of the transport requirements to manage a specific waste flow throughout the entire MSW management life cycle. Therefore, both indicators could be useful in assessing key MSW management policy strategies, such as the consecution of higher recycling levels (sustainability principle) or the minimization of transport by locating treatment facilities closer to generation sources (proximity principle). To apply this methodological approach, the bio-waste management system of the region of Catalonia (Spain) has been chosen as a case study. Results show the adequacy of both indicators for identifying those points within the system with higher capacity to compromise its environmental, economic and social performance and therefore establishing clear targets for policy prioritization. Moreover, this methodological approach permits scenario building, which could be useful in assessing the outcomes of hypothetical scenarios, thus proving its adequacy for strategic planning. PMID:22819043

  7. Operations management system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Brandli, A. E.; Eckelkamp, R. E.; Kelly, C. M.; Mccandless, W.; Rue, D. L.

    1990-01-01

    The objective of an operations management system is to provide an orderly and efficient method to operate and maintain aerospace vehicles. Concepts are described for an operations management system and the key technologies are highlighted which will be required if this capability is brought to fruition. Without this automation and decision aiding capability, the growing complexity of avionics will result in an unmanageable workload for the operator, ultimately threatening mission success or survivability of the aircraft or space system. The key technologies include expert system application to operational tasks such as replanning, equipment diagnostics and checkout, global system management, and advanced man machine interfaces. The economical development of operations management systems, which are largely software, will require advancements in other technological areas such as software engineering and computer hardware.

  8. Battery management system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Albright

    1993-01-01

    A battery management system is described, comprising: a main battery; main battery charging system means coupled to the main battery for charging the main battery during operation of the main battery charging system means; at least one auxiliary battery; primary switching means for coupling the auxiliary battery to a parallel configuration with the main battery charging system means and with

  9. Systems engineering management plans.

    SciTech Connect

    Rodriguez, Tamara S.

    2009-10-01

    The Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) is a comprehensive and effective tool used to assist in the management of systems engineering efforts. It is intended to guide the work of all those involved in the project. The SEMP is comprised of three main sections: technical project planning and control, systems engineering process, and engineering specialty integration. The contents of each section must be tailored to the specific effort. A model outline and example SEMP are provided. The target audience is those who are familiar with the systems engineering approach and who have an interest in employing the SEMP as a tool for systems management. The goal of this document is to provide the reader with an appreciation for the use and importance of the SEMP, as well as provide a framework that can be used to create the management plan.

  10. Global Energy Management System 

    E-print Network

    Eidt, B. D.

    2005-01-01

    - saving the cumulative equivalent of 1.8 billion barrels of oil and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 200 million tonnes. In 2000, we redoubled our efforts with deployment of our Global Energy Management System (GEMS), which utilizes international...

  11. Redundant data management system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hall, J. R.

    1972-01-01

    Redundant data management system solves problem of operating redundant equipment in real time environment where failures are detected, isolated, and switched in simple manner. System consists of quadruply-redundant computer, input/output control units, and data buses. System inherently contains failure detection, isolation, and switching function.

  12. Global Energy Management System

    E-print Network

    Eidt, B. D.

    2005-01-01

    , layered stewardship, and structured communications emphasize personal accountability for operating results and system performance. Figure 1. GEMS Design GEMS DEVELOPMENT Early in the development phase, experts from across our global... DESIGN Management Leadership Major Equipment Project Design Process Units Utilities Systems Organizational Commitment System Performance Operating Results Stewardship Personal Accountability Continuous Improvement Mid-way up the pyramid ? Diagnostic...

  13. Beyond Management Information Systems.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clemson, Barry

    1978-01-01

    Management information systems fail because they are based on the assumption that more facts are needed and they overtax computer systems. The alternative proposed here is much smaller (in data banks and dollars) than conventional systems and is designed to aid decision making rather than to build banks of facts. (Author/IRT)

  14. Weapons System Management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Giles J. Strickroth

    1957-01-01

    A weapons system provides for, and includes, all elements required to perform a desired mission. The scope of a weapons system begins at the conception of an idea and ends with the successful use of the weapon in the field. A wide variety of weapons systems are concurrently in process at Martin. To manage these projects, a somewhat unique organizational

  15. Training Management Information System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rackley

    1989-01-01

    The Training Management Information System (TMIS) is an integrated information system for all training related activities. TMIS is at the leading edge of training information systems used in the nuclear industry. The database contains all the necessary records to confirm the department's adherence to accreditation criteria and houses all test questions, student records and information needed to evaluate the training

  16. Automotive energy management system

    SciTech Connect

    Shiber, S.

    1980-09-23

    A hydromechanical/hydrostatic automotive energy management system is described that is comprised of two hydraulic units, the system adapted to provide: an efficient, continuously variable optimal transmission ratio, an intermittent optimal engine operation in city traffic and regenerative braking, thereby, the system is able to reduce a car's fuel consumption by as much as one half while improving drivability.

  17. Interactive examination management system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. Vasupongayya; T. Kamolphiwong; S. Kamolphiwong; S. Sae-Wong

    2010-01-01

    To handle several online examination settings, a web-based application test management software, namely interactive examination management system (iEMS), is proposed in this paper. The outstanding points of the proposed system are its good architecture designs, ease of uses, rich features, flexibilities and extensibilities. Seven standard types of questions are supported including multiple-choice, true\\/false, matching, ordering, fill-in the blank, short answer

  18. [Intensive care management [corrected] of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage].

    PubMed

    Diedler, J; Sykora, M; Herweh, C; Orakcioglu, B; Zweckberger, K; Steiner, T; Hacke, W

    2011-04-01

    Approximately 10-15% of acute strokes are caused by non-aneurysmatic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and incidences are expected to increase due to an aging population. Studies from the 1990s estimated mortality of ICH to be as high as 50%. However, these figures may partly be attributed to the fact that patients suffering from ICH frequently received only supportive therapy and the poor prognosis may therefore be more a self-fulfilling prophecy. Recently it has been shown that treatment in a specialized neurological intensive care unit alone was associated with better outcomes after ICH. In recent years considerable efforts have been undertaken in order to develop new therapies for ICH and to assess them in randomized controlled trials. Apart from admission status, hemorrhage volume is considered to be the main prognostic factor and impeding the spread of the hematoma is thus a basic therapeutic principle. The use of activated factor VIIa (aFVIIa) to stop hematoma enlargement has been assessed in two large randomized controlled trials, however the promising results of the dose-finding study could not be confirmed in a phase III trial. Although hemostatic therapy with aFVIIa reduced growth of the hematoma it failed to improve clinical outcome. Similar results were found in a randomized controlled trial on blood pressure management in acute ICH. The link between reduction of hematoma growth and improved outcome is therefore still lacking. Likewise the value of surgical hematoma evacuation remains uncertain. In the largest randomized controlled trial on surgical treatment in ICH so far, only a small subgroup of patients with superficial hemorrhages seemed to benefit from hematoma evacuation. Whether improved intensive care can contribute to improved outcome after ICH will be shown by data obtained in the coming years. PMID:21431439

  19. Integrated work management system.

    SciTech Connect

    Williams, Edward J., Jr.; Henry, Karen Lynne

    2010-06-01

    Sandia National Laboratories develops technologies to: (1) sustain, modernize, and protect our nuclear arsenal (2) Prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction; (3) Provide new capabilities to our armed forces; (4) Protect our national infrastructure; (5) Ensure the stability of our nation's energy and water supplies; and (6) Defend our nation against terrorist threats. We identified the need for a single overarching Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) that would enable us to focus on customer missions and improve FMOC processes. Our team selected highly configurable commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software with out-of-the-box workflow processes that integrate strategic planning, project management, facility assessments, and space management, and can interface with existing systems, such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, Maximo, Bentley, and FileNet. We selected the Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) from Tririga, Inc. Facility Management System (FMS) Benefits are: (1) Create a single reliable source for facility data; (2) Improve transparency with oversight organizations; (3) Streamline FMOC business processes with a single, integrated facility-management tool; (4) Give customers simple tools and real-time information; (5) Reduce indirect costs; (6) Replace approximately 30 FMOC systems and 60 homegrown tools (such as Microsoft Access databases); and (7) Integrate with FIMS.

  20. Guiding requirements engineering for software-intensive embedded systems in the automotive industry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter Braun; Manfred Broy; Frank Houdek; Matthias Kirchmayr; Mark Müller; Birgit Penzenstadler; Klaus Pohl; Thorsten Weyer

    Over the past decade, a dramatic increase of functionality, quantity, size, and complexity of software-intensive embedded\\u000a systems in the automotive industry can be observed. In particular, the growing complexity drives current requirements engineering\\u000a practices to the limits. In close cooperation between partners from industry and academia, the recently completed REMsES (Requirements Engineering and Management for software-intensive Embedded Systems) project has

  1. Computer memory management system

    DOEpatents

    Kirk, III, Whitson John (Greenwood, MO)

    2002-01-01

    A computer memory management system utilizing a memory structure system of "intelligent" pointers in which information related to the use status of the memory structure is designed into the pointer. Through this pointer system, The present invention provides essentially automatic memory management (often referred to as garbage collection) by allowing relationships between objects to have definite memory management behavior by use of coding protocol which describes when relationships should be maintained and when the relationships should be broken. In one aspect, the present invention system allows automatic breaking of strong links to facilitate object garbage collection, coupled with relationship adjectives which define deletion of associated objects. In another aspect, The present invention includes simple-to-use infinite undo/redo functionality in that it has the capability, through a simple function call, to undo all of the changes made to a data model since the previous `valid state` was noted.

  2. Purge water management system

    DOEpatents

    Cardoso-Neto, J.E.; Williams, D.W.

    1995-01-01

    A purge water management system is described for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The purge water management system is connected to a wellhead sampling configuration, typically permanently installed at the well site. A pump, positioned with the monitoring well, pumps groundwater through the transportation system into the expandable container, which expands in direct proportion with volume of groundwater introduced, usually three or four well volumes, yet prevents the groundwater from coming into contact with the oxygen in the air. After this quantity of groundwater has been removed from the well, a sample is taken from a sampling port, after which the groundwater in the expandable container can be returned to the monitoring well through the return system. The purge water management system prevents the purge water from coming in contact with the outside environment, especially oxygen, which might cause the constituents of the groundwater to oxidize. Therefore, by introducing the purge water back into the monitoring well, the necessity of dealing with the purge water as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is eliminated.

  3. Equipment management system (EMS)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Yurtsever; M. Comerford

    1995-01-01

    Equipment Management System (EMS) is a software tool used to monitor and track equipment states, restrictions and PM schedules in real time. EMS has been designed and customized to support the MOS-2 die production facility. The system provides graphical representation of the entire factory. Color coded icons represent equipment's current state (i.e. qualification, production, unscheduled maintenance, etc.). Preventative maintenance schedules

  4. Purge water management system

    DOEpatents

    Cardoso-Neto, Joao E. (North Augusta, SC); Williams, Daniel W. (Aiken, SC)

    1996-01-01

    A purge water management system for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The purge water management system is connected to a wellhead sampling configuration, typically permanently installed at the well site. A pump, positioned with the monitoring well, pumps groundwater through the transportation system into the expandable container, which expands in direct proportion with volume of groundwater introduced, usually three or four well volumes, yet prevents the groundwater from coming into contact with the oxygen in the air. After this quantity of groundwater has been removed from the well, a sample is taken from a sampling port, after which the groundwater in the expandable container can be returned to the monitoring well through the return system. The purge water management system prevents the purge water from coming in contact with the outside environment, especially oxygen, which might cause the constituents of the groundwater to oxidize. Therefore, by introducing the purge water back into the monitoring well, the necessity of dealing with the purge water as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is eliminated.

  5. Management Information System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1984-01-01

    New Automated Management Information Center (AMIC) employs innovative microcomputer techniques to create color charts, viewgraphs, or other data displays in a fraction of the time formerly required. Developed under Kennedy Space Center's contract by Boeing Services International Inc., Seattle, WA, AMIC can produce an entirely new informational chart in 30 minutes, or an updated chart in only five minutes. AMIC also has considerable potential as a management system for business firms.

  6. Organic Farming and Landscape Structure: Effects on Insect-Pollinated Plant Diversity in Intensively Managed Grasslands

    PubMed Central

    Power, Eileen F.; Kelly, Daniel L.; Stout, Jane C.

    2012-01-01

    Parallel declines in insect-pollinated plants and their pollinators have been reported as a result of agricultural intensification. Intensive arable plant communities have previously been shown to contain higher proportions of self-pollinated plants compared to natural or semi-natural plant communities. Though intensive grasslands are widespread, it is not known whether they show similar patterns to arable systems nor whether local and/or landscape factors are influential. We investigated plant community composition in 10 pairs of organic and conventional dairy farms across Ireland in relation to the local and landscape context. Relationships between plant groups and local factors (farming system, position in field and soil parameters) and landscape factors (e.g. landscape complexity) were investigated. The percentage cover of unimproved grassland was used as an inverse predictor of landscape complexity, as it was negatively correlated with habitat-type diversity. Intensive grasslands (organic and conventional) contained more insect-pollinated forbs than non-insect pollinated forbs. Organic field centres contained more insect-pollinated forbs than conventional field centres. Insect-pollinated forb richness in field edges (but not field centres) increased with increasing landscape complexity (% unimproved grassland) within 1, 3, 4 and 5km radii around sites, whereas non-insect pollinated forb richness was unrelated to landscape complexity. Pollination systems within intensive grassland communities may be different from those in arable systems. Our results indicate that organic management increases plant richness in field centres, but that landscape complexity exerts strong influences in both organic and conventional field edges. Insect-pollinated forb richness, unlike that for non-insect pollinated forbs, showed positive relationships to landscape complexity reflecting what has been documented for bees and other pollinators. The insect-pollinated forbs, their pollinators and landscape context are clearly linked. This needs to be taken into account when managing and conserving insect-pollinated plant and pollinator communities. PMID:22666450

  7. Microgrid Energy Management System

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kirby, B. J.

    2003-01-01

    While key infrastructures that were not working as a result of the August 14, 2003 blackout were widely publicized, the systems that remained operational received less notice. An item of interest that has implications for better future control of the power grid is a January 2003 document from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The report outlines new concepts for advanced Energy Management Systems for a condensed area of electrical load. The resulting interaction between these "microgrids" and the interconnecting distribution system is also discussed.

  8. Managing Conflict in Temporary Management Systems

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilemon, David L.

    1973-01-01

    As organizational tasks have grown more complex, several innovative temporary management systems such as matrix management have been developed. The Apollo space program has been an important contribution to the development of matrix management techniques. Discusses the role of conflict within the matrix, its determinants, and the process of…

  9. Phase Diagram and Scattering Intensity of Binary Amphiphilic Systems

    E-print Network

    Schwarz, Ulrich

    Phase Diagram and Scattering Intensity of Binary Amphiphilic Systems G. Gompper and Ulrich S parameter, which describe the con- centration and orientation of the amphiphile, respectively, is used to study the phase diagram and the scattering intensity of binary amphiphilic systems. With increasing

  10. Building an intelligent camera management system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yong Rui; Li-wei He; Anoop Gupta; Qiong Liu

    2001-01-01

    Given rapid improvements in storage devices, network infrastructure and streaming-media technologies, a large number of corporations and universities are recording lectures and making them available online for anytime, anywhere access. However, producing high-quality lecture videos is still labor intensive and expensive. Fortunately, recent technology advances are making it feasible to build automated camera management systems to capture lectures. In this

  11. Management control system description

    SciTech Connect

    Bence, P. J.

    1990-10-01

    This Management Control System (MCS) description describes the processes used to manage the cost and schedule of work performed by Westinghouse Hanford Company (Westinghouse Hanford) for the US Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL), Richland, Washington. Westinghouse Hanford will maintain and use formal cost and schedule management control systems, as presented in this document, in performing work for the DOE-RL. This MCS description is a controlled document and will be modified or updated as required. This document must be approved by the DOE-RL; thereafter, any significant change will require DOE-RL concurrence. Westinghouse Hanford is the DOE-RL operations and engineering contractor at the Hanford Site. Activities associated with this contract (DE-AC06-87RL10930) include operating existing plant facilities, managing defined projects and programs, and planning future enhancements. This document is designed to comply with Section I-13 of the contract by providing a description of Westinghouse Hanford's cost and schedule control systems used in managing the above activities. 5 refs., 22 figs., 1 tab.

  12. CONNECT: Emergent Connectors for Eternal Software Intensive Networked Systems

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    CONNECT: Emergent Connectors for Eternal Software Intensive Networked Systems CONNECT Consortium, synthesizing on the fly the connectors via which networked systems communicate. CONNECT enables the dynamic synthesis of CONNECTors by introducing a formal foundation for connectors, which allows learning, reasoning

  13. Evaluating Workflow Management Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Berger; Ernst Ellmer; Gerald Quirchmayrl; Alfred Zeitlinger

    1997-01-01

    In this paper we describe a project focusing on the evaluation of workflow management systems for a large Austrian bank. In the first part we establish a catalogue of evaluation criteria. It summarizes the huge amount of criteria into smaller classes (crite ria categories) and orders the classes in a semanticall y structured directory. In the second part, we descri

  14. Data Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. E. McInerney; A. R. Griffin; J. K. McDonough; R. R. Babcock

    1997-01-01

    The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) is the premier space technology experiment of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO). The primary objective of the experiment is to collect and analyze data on target and backgrounds phenomenology using three multi-spectral (ultraviolet, visible, infrared) imaging sensor subsystems. The MSX program made an early investment in a well-organized Data Management System to ensure full

  15. Software Management System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1989-01-01

    Transportable Applications Environment (TAE), a Goddard Space Flight Center developed software management system, organizes multiple computer programs by providing user interface development tools and a stable framework for a system. It binds applications into an easily operated whole and interfaces with users. The program also lowers system development and software conversion costs by providing software and structures for commonly recurring user requirements. Originally developed to support image processing and remote sensing applications, TAE is now used in scientific analysis and defense systems, and as a teaching tool by private industry and government. A support office assists users. New development areas are anticipated.

  16. Intensive management in grasslands causes diffuse water pollution at the farm scale.

    PubMed

    Peukert, Sabine; Griffith, Bruce A; Murray, Phillip J; Macleod, Christopher J A; Brazier, Richard E

    2014-11-01

    Arable land use is generally assumed to be the largest contributor to agricultural diffuse pollution. This study adds to the growing evidence that conventional temperate intensively managed lowland grasslands contribute significantly to soil erosion and diffuse pollution rates. This is the first grassland study to monitor hydrological characteristics and multiple pollutant fluxes (suspended sediment [SS] and the macronutrients: total oxidized nitrogen-N [TON], total phosphorus [TP], and total carbon [TC]) at high temporal resolution (monitoring up to every 15 min) over 1 yr. Monitoring was conducted across three fields (6.5-7.5 ha) on the North Wyke Farm Platform, UK. The estimated annual erosion rates (up to 527.4 kg ha), TP losses (up to 0.9 kg ha), and TC losses (up to 179 kg ha) were similar to or exceeded the losses reported for other grassland, mixed land-use, and arable sites. Annual yields of TON (up to 3 kg ha) were less than arable land-use fluxes and earlier grassland N studies, an important result as the study site is situated within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone. The high-resolution monitoring allowed detailed "system's functioning" understanding of hydrological processes, mobilization- transport pathways of individual pollutants, and the changes of the relative importance of diffuse pollutants through flow conditions and time. Suspended sediment and TP concentrations frequently exceeded water quality guidelines recommended by the European Freshwater Fisheries Directive (25 mg L) and the European Water Framework Directive (0.04 mg soluble reactive P L), suggesting that intensively managed grasslands pose a significant threat to receiving surface waters. Such sediment and nutrient losses from intensively managed grasslands should be acknowledged in land management guidelines and advice for future compliance with surface water quality standards. PMID:25602218

  17. Very high intensity fiber transmission systems

    SciTech Connect

    Setchell, R.E.

    1995-12-31

    Various applications are currently motivating interest in the transmission of very high laser intensities through optical fibers. As intensities within a fiber are increased, however, laser breakdown or laser-induced fiber damage will eventually occur and interrupt fiber transmission. For a number of years we have been studying these effects during the transmission of Q-switched, Nd/YAG laser pulses through step-index, multimode, fused-silica fiber. We have found that fiber transmission is often limited by a plasma-forming breakdown occurring at the fiber entrance face. This breakdown results in subtle surface modifications that can leave the surface more resistant to further breakdown or damage events. Catastrophic fiber damage can also occur as a result of a number of different mechanisms, with damage appearing at fiber end faces, within the initial ``entry`` segment of the fiber path, and at other internal sites due to effects related to the particular fiber routing. An overview of these past observations is presented, and issues requiring further study are identified.

  18. Mul$-scale Demand-Side Management for Con$nuous Power-intensive Processes

    E-print Network

    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    and uncertainty in prices · Timing and produc(on quan((es (DR)* · Inventory management inventory facilitate performing Demand-side Management (DSM) at air separa$on plants1 Mul$-scale Demand-Side Management for Con$nuous Power-intensive Processes

  19. Data Management Challenges of Data-Intensive Scientific Workflows Ewa Deelman, Ann Chervenak

    E-print Network

    Chervenak, Ann

    of such a large-scale collaboration is the Data Discovery DerivedDataand ProvenanceArchival Data Processing DataData Management Challenges of Data-Intensive Scientific Workflows Ewa Deelman, Ann Chervenak USC remain in the area of data management related to workflow creation, execution, and result management

  20. A comparison of butterfly communities along field margins under traditional and intensive management in SE Finland

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kimmo Saarinen

    2002-01-01

    Butterfly communities of field boundaries were studied in nine traditionally managed (grazed, mown) and eight intensively managed (ploughed, fertilised) farmland sites. Transect count data over 3 years (1997–1999) covered a total of 53 species and 5382 individuals. The butterfly fauna was rather similar under both management forms; species richness and relative abundance did not differ significantly between habitats, species diversity

  1. Power management system

    DOEpatents

    Algrain, Marcelo C. (Peoria, IL); Johnson, Kris W. (Washington, IL); Akasam, Sivaprasad (Peoria, IL); Hoff, Brian D. (East Peoria, IL)

    2007-10-02

    A method of managing power resources for an electrical system of a vehicle may include identifying enabled power sources from among a plurality of power sources in electrical communication with the electrical system and calculating a threshold power value for the enabled power sources. A total power load placed on the electrical system by one or more power consumers may be measured. If the total power load exceeds the threshold power value, then a determination may be made as to whether one or more additional power sources is available from among the plurality of power sources. At least one of the one or more additional power sources may be enabled, if available.

  2. A system management methodology for building successful resource management systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hornstein, Rhoda Shaller; Willoughby, John K.

    1989-01-01

    This paper presents a system management methodology for building successful resource management systems that possess lifecycle effectiveness. This methodology is based on an analysis of the traditional practice of Systems Engineering Management as it applies to the development of resource management systems. The analysis produced fifteen significant findings presented as recommended adaptations to the traditional practice of Systems Engineering Management to accommodate system development when the requirements are incomplete, unquantifiable, ambiguous and dynamic. Ten recommended adaptations to achieve operational effectiveness when requirements are incomplete, unquantifiable or ambiguous are presented and discussed. Five recommended adaptations to achieve system extensibility when requirements are dynamic are also presented and discussed. The authors conclude that the recommended adaptations to the traditional practice of Systems Engineering Management should be implemented for future resource management systems and that the technology exists to build these systems extensibly.

  3. Light Intensity Scanning System (LISS) Design and Performance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Renouil; T. Wartel

    2004-01-01

    Bertin Technologies has designed, manufactured and delivered the Light Intensity Scanning System (LISS) required for measuring the relative intensity distribution of the solar beam in the ESA\\/ESTEC Large Space Simulator (LSS) - Clean Room Environment class level 100 000. It consists of a Scanning Frame with two motor driven mechanisms that moves a sensor in a plane perpendicular to the

  4. Training Management Information System

    SciTech Connect

    Rackley, M.P.

    1989-01-01

    The Training Management Information System (TMIS) is an integrated information system for all training related activities. TMIS is at the leading edge of training information systems used in the nuclear industry. The database contains all the necessary records to confirm the department's adherence to accreditation criteria and houses all test questions, student records and information needed to evaluate the training process. The key to the TMIS system is that the impact of any change (i.e., procedure change, new equipment, safety incident in the commercial nuclear industry, etc.) can be tracked throughout the training process. This ensures the best training can be performed that meets the needs of the employees. TMIS is comprised of six functional areas: Job and Task Analysis, Training Materials Design and Development, Exam Management, Student Records/Scheduling, Evaluation, and Commitment Tracking. The system consists of a VAX 6320 Cluster with IBM and MacIntosh computers tied into an ethernet with the VAX. Other peripherals are also tied into the system: Exam Generation Stations to include mark sense readers for test grading, Production PC's for Desk-Top Publishing of Training Material, and PC Image Workstations. 5 figs.

  5. Management systems research study

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bruno, A. V.

    1975-01-01

    The development of a Monte Carlo simulation of procurement activities at the NASA Ames Research Center is described. Data cover: simulation of the procurement cycle, construction of a performance evaluation model, examination of employee development, procedures and review of evaluation criteria for divisional and individual performance evaluation. Determination of the influences and apparent impact of contract type and structure and development of a management control system for planning and controlling manpower requirements.

  6. Effect of channel catfish stocking rate on yield and water quality in an intensive production system

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The effect of stocking rate on production of NWAC 103 strain channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and water quality was investigated using a completely randomized design in an intensively managed biofloc raceway system. Each of the 9 HDPE-lined raceways (4.6 m x 9.2 m with a 0.9-m water depth; 42.2...

  7. Intensive Care Nursing Scoring System. Part 1: Classification of nursing diagnoses

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anita K. Pyykkö; Jouko Laurila; Tero I. Ala-Kokko; Maija Hentinen; Sirpa A. Janhonen

    2000-01-01

    The introduction of computer-based information management systems to intensive care units offers new possibilities to describe and document the content of nursing. In different countries and health care organizations, the hospital culture and the approach taken by nurses and medical colleagues determine what, how and to what extent nursing is documented. There are nursing diagnosis classifications that are used in

  8. MANAGING AIRPORT FUTURES USING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Philip KIMMET MPhil

    Environmental management systems (EMS) are specifically designed to instruct organisations in the management of environmental impacts, and are considered by many to be the most valuable tool for building a sustainable future. However, because EMS are hinged to best practice and existing leading technology, they tend to lock-in current thinking. This is problematic for businesses such as airports, which are

  9. Intensive Scheduling: Restructuring America's Secondary Schools through Time Management.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hottenstein, David S.

    Some of the difficult questions surrounding intensive scheduling, along with examples of successful applications of this approach, are described in this document. This book offers a blueprint from a practitioner's perspective and is intended for educators and lay people interested in improving secondary schools. Chapter 1 demonstrates how to…

  10. Effects of Coffee Management Intensity on Composition, Structure, and Regeneration Status of Ethiopian Moist Evergreen Afromontane Forests

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hundera, Kitessa; Aerts, Raf; Fontaine, Alexandre; Van Mechelen, Maarten; Gijbels, Pieter; Honnay, Olivier; Muys, Bart

    2013-03-01

    The effect of arabica coffee management intensity on composition, structure, and regeneration of moist evergreen Afromontane forests was studied in three traditional coffee-management systems of southwest Ethiopia: semiplantation coffee, semiforest coffee, and forest coffee. Vegetation and environmental data were collected in 84 plots from forests varying in intensity of coffee management. After controlling for environmental variation (altitude, aspect, slope, soil nutrient availability, and soil depth), differences in woody species composition, forest structure, and regeneration potential among management systems were compared using one way analysis of variance. The study showed that intensification of forest coffee cultivation to maximize coffee production negatively affects diversity and structure of Ethiopian moist evergreen Afromontane forests. Intensification of coffee productivity starts with the conversion of forest coffee to semiforest coffee, which has significant negative effects on tree seedling abundance. Further intensification leads to the conversion of semiforest to semiplantation coffee, causing significant diversity losses and the collapse of forest structure (decrease of stem density, basal area, crown closure, crown cover, and dominant tree height). Our study underlines the need for shade certification schemes to include variables other than canopy cover and that the loss of species diversity in intensively managed coffee systems may jeopardize the sustainability of coffee production itself through the decrease of ecosystem resilience and disruption of ecosystem services related to coffee yield, such as pollination and pest control.

  11. Effects of coffee management intensity on composition, structure, and regeneration status of ethiopian moist evergreen afromontane forests.

    PubMed

    Hundera, Kitessa; Aerts, Raf; Fontaine, Alexandre; Van Mechelen, Maarten; Gijbels, Pieter; Honnay, Olivier; Muys, Bart

    2013-03-01

    The effect of arabica coffee management intensity on composition, structure, and regeneration of moist evergreen Afromontane forests was studied in three traditional coffee-management systems of southwest Ethiopia: semiplantation coffee, semiforest coffee, and forest coffee. Vegetation and environmental data were collected in 84 plots from forests varying in intensity of coffee management. After controlling for environmental variation (altitude, aspect, slope, soil nutrient availability, and soil depth), differences in woody species composition, forest structure, and regeneration potential among management systems were compared using one way analysis of variance. The study showed that intensification of forest coffee cultivation to maximize coffee production negatively affects diversity and structure of Ethiopian moist evergreen Afromontane forests. Intensification of coffee productivity starts with the conversion of forest coffee to semiforest coffee, which has significant negative effects on tree seedling abundance. Further intensification leads to the conversion of semiforest to semiplantation coffee, causing significant diversity losses and the collapse of forest structure (decrease of stem density, basal area, crown closure, crown cover, and dominant tree height). Our study underlines the need for shade certification schemes to include variables other than canopy cover and that the loss of species diversity in intensively managed coffee systems may jeopardize the sustainability of coffee production itself through the decrease of ecosystem resilience and disruption of ecosystem services related to coffee yield, such as pollination and pest control. PMID:23180249

  12. Programmatic risk management system

    SciTech Connect

    Mahn, J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Wood, C.L. [Automated Solutions of Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1996-07-01

    The purpose of the Programmatic Risk Management System (PRMS) is to evaluate and manage potential risks associated with proposed projects (i.e., new products or processes, or possible research and technological development projects). Although the PRMS considers some technical aspects of risk, the primary focus of the methodology is programmatic risk. That is, the methodology permits an assessment of risks associated with such issues as the ability to successfully produce a product that performs in accordance with all customer requirements, and the availability and allocation of resources (money, equipment, facilities, skilled personnel). The PRMS process consists of five formalized activities that are essential for effective management of risks associated with proposed projects. These activities include risk assessment, development of appropriate risk mitigation strategies, estimating strategy implementation cost, ranking of risk mitigation strategies for resource allocation, and scheduling of strategy implementing. The PRMS utilizes a ranking system that allows the user to identify the most cost-effective investment of resources of minimizing risk.

  13. Intense relativistic electron beam injector system for tokamak current drive

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vernon L. Bailey; John M. Creedon; Bruce M. Ecker; Heikki I. Helava

    1983-01-01

    We report experimental and theoretical studies of an intense relativistic electron beam (REB) injection system designed for tokamak current drive experiments. The injection system uses a standard high-voltage pulsed REB generator and a magnetically insulated transmission line (MITL) to drive an REB-accelerating diode in plasma. A series of preliminary experiments has been carried out to test the system by injecting

  14. Wireless LAN network management system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Harry Li; Guangjing Chen

    2004-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to analyze and implement a network management system (NMS) in wireless environment using simple network management protocol (SNMP). Wired network management technology is matured and effective in today's complexity network tasks. But with the popularity of mobile devices, management of wireless network is becoming critical. Because of the significant differences between wireless network and

  15. Environmental Management System Plan

    SciTech Connect

    Fox, Robert; Thorson, Patrick; Horst, Blair; Speros, John; Rothermich, Nancy; Hatayama, Howard

    2009-03-24

    Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management establishes the policy that Federal agencies conduct their environmental, transportation, and energy-related activities in a manner that is environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continually improving, efficient, and sustainable. The Department of Energy (DOE) has approved DOE Order 450.1A, Environmental Protection Program and DOE Order 430.2B, Departmental Energy, Renewable Energy and Transportation Management as the means of achieving the provisions of this Executive Order. DOE Order 450.1A mandates the development of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) to implement sustainable environmental stewardship practices that: (1) Protect the air, water, land, and other natural and cultural resources potentially impacted by facility operations; (2) Meet or exceed applicable environmental, public health, and resource protection laws and regulations; and (3) Implement cost-effective business practices. In addition, the DOE Order 450.1A mandates that the EMS must be integrated with a facility's Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) established pursuant to DOE P 450.4, 'Safety Management System Policy'. DOE Order 430.2B mandates an energy management program that considers energy use and renewable energy, water, new and renovated buildings, and vehicle fleet activities. The Order incorporates the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The Order also includes the DOE's Transformational Energy Action Management initiative, which assures compliance is achieved through an Executable Plan that is prepared and updated annually by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, Berkeley Lab, or the Laboratory) and then approved by the DOE Berkeley Site Office. At the time of this revision to the EMS plan, the 'FY2009 LBNL Sustainability Executable Plan' represented the most current Executable Plan. These DOE Orders and associated policies establish goals and sustainable stewardship practices that are protective of environmental, natural, and cultural resources, and take a life cycle approach that considers aspects such as: (1) Acquisition and use of environmentally preferable products; (2) Electronics stewardship; (3) Energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy; (4) Pollution prevention, with emphasis on toxic and hazardous chemical and material reduction; (5) Procurement of efficient energy and water consuming materials and equipment; (6) Recycling and reuse; (7) Sustainable and high-performance building design; (8) Transportation and fleet management; and (9) Water conservation. LBNL's approach to sustainable environmental stewardship required under Order 450.1A poses the challenge of implementing its EMS in a compliance-based, performance-based, and cost-effective manner. In other words, the EMS must deliver real and tangible business value at a minimal cost. The purpose of this plan is to describe Berkeley Lab's approach for achieving such an EMS, including an overview of the roles and responsibilities of key Laboratory parties. This approach begins with a broad-based environmental policy consistent with that stated in Chapter 11 of the LBNL Health and Safety Manual (PUB-3000). This policy states that Berkeley Lab is committed to the following: (1) Complying with applicable environmental, public health, and resource conservation laws and regulations. (2) Preventing pollution, minimizing waste, and conserving natural resources. (3) Correcting environmental hazards and cleaning up existing environmental problems, and (4) Continually improving the Laboratory's environmental performance while maintaining operational capability and sustaining the overall mission of the Laboratory. A continual cycle of planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes will be performed to achieve goals, objectives, and targets that will help LBNL carry out this policy. Each year, environmental aspects will be identified and their impacts to the environm

  16. Computer Systems and Network Manager

    E-print Network

    Computer Systems and Network Manager Fort Collins, Colorado POSITION A Computers Systems activities. RESPONSIBILITIES The successful candidate will perform computer systems and network administration, including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations

  17. Steam System Data Management 

    E-print Network

    Roberts, D.

    2013-01-01

    Steam System Data Management What Does It Include Safety In Motion Wal?Tech?Valve,?Inc. 251?438?2203 The Real Genius Behind Technology Is People ESL-IE-13-05-35 Proceedings of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New... Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 Wal?Tech?Valve,?Inc. 826?S.?Conception?St. Mobile,?AL??36603 251?438?2203 ?Who Am I ? D ll R b t CEO W l T h V l I Darrell Roberts arre o er s, a - ec a ve, nc. ?Background ? Maintenance Field For 41 Years...

  18. Utilization and environmental management of residues from intensive animal production

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Animal manures are traditional sources of nutrients in agriculture. Under proper management, manures provide nutrients to soil, reducing or eliminating the use of commercial fertilizers, as well as organic carbon that improves soil physical properties and soil health. However, excessive application ...

  19. RISK MANAGEMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT: IMPACTS AT THE INTENSIVE AND EXTENSIVE MARGINS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Meredith J. Soule; R. Wesley Nimon; Daniel J. Mullarkey

    2001-01-01

    Risk management programs, such as subsidized crop insurance, affect production decisions at both the intensive (input use) and extensive(land use) margins. The production decisions in turn affect the environment. This paper reviews and synthesizes the literature linking risk management policies and environmental outcomes and points to future research needs.

  20. Discrepancy Reporting Management System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cooper, Tonja M.; Lin, James C.; Chatillon, Mark L.

    2004-01-01

    Discrepancy Reporting Management System (DRMS) is a computer program designed for use in the stations of NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) to help establish the operational history of equipment items; acquire data on the quality of service provided to DSN customers; enable measurement of service performance; provide early insight into the need to improve processes, procedures, and interfaces; and enable the tracing of a data outage to a change in software or hardware. DRMS is a Web-based software system designed to include a distributed database and replication feature to achieve location-specific autonomy while maintaining a consistent high quality of data. DRMS incorporates commercial Web and database software. DRMS collects, processes, replicates, communicates, and manages information on spacecraft data discrepancies, equipment resets, and physical equipment status, and maintains an internal station log. All discrepancy reports (DRs), Master discrepancy reports (MDRs), and Reset data are replicated to a master server at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Master DR data are replicated to all the DSN sites; and Station Logs are internal to each of the DSN sites and are not replicated. Data are validated according to several logical mathematical criteria. Queries can be performed on any combination of data.

  1. Manpower management information system /MIS/

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gravette, M. C.; King, W. L.

    1971-01-01

    System of programs capable of building and maintaining data bank provides all levels of management with regular manpower evaluation reports and data source for special management exercises on manpower.

  2. QFD Application to a Software - Intensive System Development Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Tran, T. L.

    1996-01-01

    This paper describes the use of Quality Function Deployment (QFD), adapted to requirements engineering for a software-intensive system development project, and sysnthesizes the lessons learned from the application of QFD to the Network Control System (NCS) pre-project of the Deep Space Network.

  3. QFD application to a software-intensive system development project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tuyet-Lan Tran

    1996-01-01

    This paper describes the use of Quality Function Deployment ~QFD3, adapted to requirements engineering for a software-intensive system development project, and synthesizes the lessons learned from the application of QFD to the Network Control System (NCS) project of the Deep Space Network (DSN). The selection of QFD started by recognizing that “quality” means customer satisfaction with the product. The application

  4. Pertussis: should we improve intensive care management or vaccination strategies?

    PubMed

    Ulloa-Gutierrez, Rolando; Boza, Raquel; Carvajal-Riggioni, Daniela; Baltodano, Aristides

    2011-01-01

    Bordetella pertussis, responsible for one of the oldest vaccine-preventable diseases in children, has resurged in North America, Europe, Latin America and many countries around the world. Despite new recommended vaccination strategies for adolescents, pregnant women and adults, mortality is still significant in developing and developed countries. For the critical care management of the infant with pertussis, strategies include conventional ventilation, high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, inhaled nitric oxygen, exchange transfusion, plasmapheresis and, more recently, leukodepletion. The paper under evaluation describes the experience of UK investigators in the management of pertussis with rapid leukodepletion for infants with extreme leukocytosis. Using this strategy, a rapid fall in the number of leukocytes was observed in these patients. Their results suggest that rapid leukodepletion should be considered in severely ill infants with pertussis and severe leukocytosis. PMID:21162620

  5. Spatial intensity profiling of an industrial laser welding system

    SciTech Connect

    Milewski, J.O.

    1991-12-31

    A investigation was conducted to devise a method to sense the laser beam intensity profile of an industrial laser welding system. The research focuses on monitoring methods and assessing locations within the system where data can be taken which reveal the relationship between the laser beam intensity profile and the input system parameters of the laser beam welding process. Emphasis has been placed on the configuration of a distributed computing environment to acquire, analyze and display the results of the sensed beam profile. Conventional image processing techniques are demonstrated. It was found that a distributed computing environment was useful for processing the large volumes of data generated by this process characterization method, and the distributed computing environment provided the computing power required for computationally intensive analysis and display techniques. The mathematical techniques used to discriminate one data set from another and relate the results to processing conditions are discussed.

  6. Spatial intensity profiling of an industrial laser welding system

    SciTech Connect

    Milewski, J.O.

    1991-01-01

    A investigation was conducted to devise a method to sense the laser beam intensity profile of an industrial laser welding system. The research focuses on monitoring methods and assessing locations within the system where data can be taken which reveal the relationship between the laser beam intensity profile and the input system parameters of the laser beam welding process. Emphasis has been placed on the configuration of a distributed computing environment to acquire, analyze and display the results of the sensed beam profile. Conventional image processing techniques are demonstrated. It was found that a distributed computing environment was useful for processing the large volumes of data generated by this process characterization method, and the distributed computing environment provided the computing power required for computationally intensive analysis and display techniques. The mathematical techniques used to discriminate one data set from another and relate the results to processing conditions are discussed.

  7. Cryptographic Key Management System

    SciTech Connect

    No, author

    2014-02-21

    This report summarizes the outcome of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contract DE-OE0000543, requesting the design of a Cryptographic Key Management System (CKMS) for the secure management of cryptographic keys for the energy sector infrastructure. Prime contractor Sypris Electronics, in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Valicore Technologies, and Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) and Smart Meter Integration Laboratory (SMIL), has designed, developed and evaluated the CKMS solution. We provide an overview of the project in Section 3, review the core contributions of all contractors in Section 4, and discuss bene#12;ts to the DOE in Section 5. In Section 6 we describe the technical construction of the CKMS solution, and review its key contributions in Section 6.9. Section 7 describes the evaluation and demonstration of the CKMS solution in different environments. We summarize the key project objectives in Section 8, list publications resulting from the project in Section 9, and conclude with a discussion on commercialization in Section 10 and future work in Section 11.

  8. Computerized training management system

    DOEpatents

    Rice, Harold B. (Franklin Furnace, OH); McNair, Robert C. (East Setauket, NY); White, Kenneth (Shirley, NY); Maugeri, Terry (Wading River, NY)

    1998-08-04

    A Computerized Training Management System (CTMS) for providing a procedurally defined process that is employed to develop accreditable performance based training programs for job classifications that are sensitive to documented regulations and technical information. CTMS is a database that links information needed to maintain a five-phase approach to training-analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation independent of training program design. CTMS is designed using R-Base.RTM., an-SQL compliant software platform. Information is logically entered and linked in CTMS. Each task is linked directly to a performance objective, which, in turn, is linked directly to a learning objective; then, each enabling objective is linked to its respective test items. In addition, tasks, performance objectives, enabling objectives, and test items are linked to their associated reference documents. CTMS keeps all information up to date since it automatically sorts, files and links all data; CTMS includes key word and reference document searches.

  9. Computerized training management system

    DOEpatents

    Rice, H.B.; McNair, R.C.; White, K.; Maugeri, T.

    1998-08-04

    A Computerized Training Management System (CTMS) is disclosed for providing a procedurally defined process that is employed to develop accreditable performance based training programs for job classifications that are sensitive to documented regulations and technical information. CTMS is a database that links information needed to maintain a five-phase approach to training-analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation independent of training program design. CTMS is designed using R-Base{trademark}, an-SQL compliant software platform. Information is logically entered and linked in CTMS. Each task is linked directly to a performance objective, which, in turn, is linked directly to a learning objective; then, each enabling objective is linked to its respective test items. In addition, tasks, performance objectives, enabling objectives, and test items are linked to their associated reference documents. CTMS keeps all information up to date since it automatically sorts, files and links all data; CTMS includes key word and reference document searches. 18 figs.

  10. SUPERFUND SOILS DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    EPA Science Inventory

    This paper describes the Superfund Soil Data Management System (DMS), a PC-based data system being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its effort to manage and evaluate treatment and performance data for contaminated soil, sludge, and debris. his system...

  11. The POSCH information management system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John M. Long; Joseph R. Brashear; John P. Matts; Jacob E. Bearman

    1980-01-01

    An unconventional approach to the information management system for a clinical trial is presented in this paper: employment of a large shared computer utility, use of existing packaged software, and use of a generalized data base management system. An easily maintained system was developed at a very economical cost. The paper is designed to present our experiences and include descriptions

  12. The Cheetah Data Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. F. Kunz; G. B. Word

    1991-01-01

    Cheetah is a data management system based on the C programming language. The premise of Cheetah is that the banks' of FORTRAN based systems should be structures' as defined by the C language. Cheetah is a system to mange these structures, while preserving the use of the C language in its native form. For C structures managed by Cheetah, the

  13. User Oriented Financial Management System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hess, Larry G.; Waters, James M.

    1979-01-01

    The School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Illinois has developed a user-oriented financial management system to meet the needs of project managers for financial reporting that were not met by the central accounting system. The system presents detailed budget obligations and expenditures data needed to plan and monitor daily research…

  14. Knowledge Management and Assistance Systems

    E-print Network

    Hamburg,.Universität

    1 1 Knowledge Management and Assistance Systems Bernd Neumann WS 2007/08 2 Topics Introduction Applications of Knowledge-based Systems Role of Knowledge Management Knowledge Representation Techniques Semantic Networks Relational Structures Frame-based Knowledge Representation Rule-based Systems Case

  15. Carbon dynamics of intensively managed forest along a full rotation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Moreaux, V.; Bosc, A.; Bonnefond, J.; Burlett, R.; Lamaud, E.; Sartore, M.; Trichet, P.; Chipeaux, C.; Lambrot, C.; Kowalski, A. S.; Loustau, D.

    2012-12-01

    Temperate and tropical forests are increasingly exploited for wood and biomass extraction and only one third of forest area was considered as primary in the recent FRA in 2010. Management practices affect the soil-forest-atmosphere continuum through various effects on soil and surface properties. They result ultimately in either positive or negative changes in the biomass and soil carbon pools but, if any, few datasets or modeling tools are available for quantifying their impacts on the net carbon balance of forest stands. To analyse these effects, the net half-hourly fluxes of CO2, water vapour and heat exchanges were monitored for 23 years in two closed stands of maritime pines in southwestern France. Carbon content of the aboveground biomass was measured annually and soil pools 10-early in the younger stand and 5-yearly in the mature stand. For analysing the data collected and disentangling the climate and management effects, we used the three components process-based model GRAECO+ (Loustau et al. this session) linking a 3D radiative transfer and photosynthesis model, MAESTRA, a soil carbon model adapted from ROTH-C and a plant growth model. Eddy flux data were processed, gapfilled and partitioned using the methodological recommendations (Aubinet et al. 2000, Adv. Eco. Res:30, 114-173, Falge et al. 2001, Agr. For. Meteo. : 107, 43-69, Reichstein et al. 2005, Glob. Change Biol., 11:1424-1439). Analysis of the sequence showed that, whether by an increased sensitivity to soil drought compared to the pines or by a rapid re-colonization of the inter-row after understorey removal and plowing, the weeded vegetation contributed to create specific intra-annual dynamics of the fluxes and therefore, controls the dynamics of carbon balance of the stand. After three growing seasons, the stand was already a carbon sink, but the impact of thinning and weeded vegetation removal at the age of 5-year brought the balance to almost neutral. We interpret this change as the combined effects of the reduction of the LAI, the enhancement of the heterotrophic respiration related to the decomposition of dead materials and the improvement of the mineralization of the large stock of soil organic matter by tillage. At the mature stage, the stand remains consistently a carbon sink and CO2 fluxes were insensitive to thinning. Conversely, the carbon balance was sensitive to climate effects as evidenced by repeated drastic reductions in NEP caused by soil drought. Our data underlines the importance of disturbances linked to forest management for the forest carbon balance during the early stage of tree growth. Since management intensification tends to shorten the forest life cycle and enhance the share of the young stages, our results confirm that the consequence of management operations on the carbon cycle in forest may revert intensified forest stands from a net sink to a source and should be accounted for carefully.

  16. Supplier Management System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ramirez, Eric; Gutheinz, Sandy; Brison, James; Ho, Anita; Allen, James; Ceritelli, Olga; Tobar, Claudia; Nguyen, Thuykien; Crenshaw, Harrel; Santos, Roxann

    2008-01-01

    Supplier Management System (SMS) allows for a consistent, agency-wide performance rating system for suppliers used by NASA. This version (2.0) combines separate databases into one central database that allows for the sharing of supplier data. Information extracted from the NBS/Oracle database can be used to generate ratings. Also, supplier ratings can now be generated in the areas of cost, product quality, delivery, and audit data. Supplier data can be charted based on real-time user input. Based on these individual ratings, an overall rating can be generated. Data that normally would be stored in multiple databases, each requiring its own log-in, is now readily available and easily accessible with only one log-in required. Additionally, the database can accommodate the storage and display of quality-related data that can be analyzed and used in the supplier procurement decision-making process. Moreover, the software allows for a Closed-Loop System (supplier feedback), as well as the capability to communicate with other federal agencies.

  17. NIF Project Management System Description

    SciTech Connect

    Wolfe, C.R.

    1997-08-01

    This document has been prepared for two purposes: 1. To demonstrate compliance with the project management requirements of DOE Order 430. 1, Life-Cycle Asset Management (LCAM). 2. To summarize in one place the approved Project documents which, taken as a whole, describe the NIF Project Management System.

  18. Process Enactment: A Foundation for Managing Knowledge Intensive Work Processes

    E-print Network

    Noll, John

    Engineering Department Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95053-0566 jnoll, as well as a proof-of-concept implementation that demonstrates how the system would work in practice. 2

  19. Networked inventory management information systems: materializing supply chain management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martin Verwijmeren; Piet van der Vlist; Karel van Donselaar

    1996-01-01

    Aims to explain the driving forces for networked inventory management. Discusses major developments with respect to customer requirements, networked organizations and networked inventory management. Presents high level specifications of networked inventory management information systems (NIMISs). Reviews some decision systems for inventory management, and compares traditional inventory management to networked inventory management. Uses these insights to outline NIMISs for several types

  20. Intensive Care Unit–Acquired Weakness: Implications for Physical Therapist Management

    PubMed Central

    Moss, Marc; Quan, Dianna; Schenkman, Margaret

    2012-01-01

    Patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) can develop a condition referred to as “ICU-acquired weakness.” This condition is characterized by profound weakness that is greater than might be expected to result from prolonged bed rest. Intensive care unit–acquired weakness often is accompanied by dysfunction of multiple organ systems. Individuals with ICU-acquired weakness typically have significant activity limitations, often requiring physical assistance for even the most basic activities associated with bed mobility. Many of these individuals have activity limitations months to years after hospitalization. The purpose of this article is to review evidence that guides physical rehabilitation of people with ICU-acquired weakness. Included are diagnostic criteria, medical management, and prognostic indicators, as well as criteria for beginning physical rehabilitation, with an emphasis on patient safety. Data are presented indicating that rehabilitation can be implemented with very few adverse effects. Evidence is provided for appropriate measurement approaches and for physical intervention strategies. Finally, some of the key issues are summarized that should be investigated to determine the best intervention guidelines for individuals with ICU-acquired weakness. PMID:22282769

  1. Anaerobic digestion of sludge from intensive recirculating aquaculture systems: Review

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Natella Mirzoyan; Yossi Tal; Amit Gross

    2010-01-01

    Intensive recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) produce high volumes of biosolid waste which is a potential source of pollution if not properly treated. A reduction in sludge-mass would therefore minimize the potential environmental hazard and economic burden stemming from its disposal. Recently, anaerobic digestion was suggested as an alternative to aquaculture sludge digestion and stabilization in RAS. This practice results not

  2. The large-scale structure of software-intensive systems

    PubMed Central

    Booch, Grady

    2012-01-01

    The computer metaphor is dominant in most discussions of neuroscience, but the semantics attached to that metaphor are often quite naive. Herein, we examine the ontology of software-intensive systems, the nature of their structure and the application of the computer metaphor to the metaphysical questions of self and causation. PMID:23386964

  3. Knowledge Acquisition with a Knowledge-Intensive Machine Learning System

    E-print Network

    Pazzani, Michael J.

    directly with a knowledge acquisition tool to create a knowledge base. However, the creation of knowledge will help the knowledge base creation process. The balanced cooperative approach to learning is a large stepKnowledge Acquisition with a Knowledge-Intensive Machine Learning System Clifford A. Brunk

  4. Knowledge Acquisition with a KnowledgeIntensive Machine Learning System

    E-print Network

    Pazzani, Michael J.

    directly with a knowledge acquisition tool to create a knowledge base. However, the creation of knowledge will help the knowledge base creation process. The balanced cooperative approach to learning is a large stepKnowledge Acquisition with a Knowledge­Intensive Machine Learning System Clifford A. Brunk

  5. Alternative model for computing intensity patterns through apertured ABCD systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Z. Derrar Kaddour; A. Taleb; K. Ait Ameur; G. Martel; E. Cagniot

    2008-01-01

    We propose an alternative model based on mode conversion for computing axial and transverse intensity field distributions of apertured systems. We then develop a new method for the integration of oscillating functions that derive from the model. The integration technique we developed is efficient, very fast and would be useful in many other fields of physics.

  6. FAILSAFE Health Management for Embedded Systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Horvath, Gregory A.; Wagner, David A.; Wen, Hui Ying; Barry, Matthew

    2010-01-01

    The FAILSAFE project is developing concepts and prototype implementations for software health management in mission- critical, real-time embedded systems. The project unites features of the industry-standard ARINC 653 Avionics Application Software Standard Interface and JPL s Mission Data System (MDS) technology (see figure). The ARINC 653 standard establishes requirements for the services provided by partitioned, real-time operating systems. The MDS technology provides a state analysis method, canonical architecture, and software framework that facilitates the design and implementation of software-intensive complex systems. The MDS technology has been used to provide the health management function for an ARINC 653 application implementation. In particular, the focus is on showing how this combination enables reasoning about, and recovering from, application software problems.

  7. 4GL ward management system.

    PubMed Central

    Brandejs, J. F.

    1991-01-01

    After many years of extensive research of computerized information systems for nursing, inpatient care, clinics and HMOs, laboratories, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy and other services, an integrated Ward Patient Management system was developed. A mature, relational data base management system (RDBMS) ORACLE was selected as the design tool. The system is running under VMS, DOS and UNIX operating systems and ORACLE version 6 on nearly all computer platforms, although multiprocessors are preferred. A host of potentials and pitfalls is associated with the implementation of this new approach to Patient Management. PMID:1807662

  8. Organizational structure : management techniques and lessons learned in aligning technical and program management resources in engineering-intensive organizations

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    Siddiqui, Talha, 1969-

    2005-01-01

    The roles of systems engineering, program and project management, and engineering management are continuously blurred and challenged in complex engineering organizations. The demands made of each of these functions can ...

  9. Fault management for data systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Boyd, Mark A.; Iverson, David L.; Patterson-Hine, F. Ann

    1993-01-01

    Issues related to automating the process of fault management (fault diagnosis and response) for data management systems are considered. Substantial benefits are to be gained by successful automation of this process, particularly for large, complex systems. The use of graph-based models to develop a computer assisted fault management system is advocated. The general problem is described and the motivation behind choosing graph-based models over other approaches for developing fault diagnosis computer programs is outlined. Some existing work in the area of graph-based fault diagnosis is reviewed, and a new fault management method which was developed from existing methods is offered. Our method is applied to an automatic telescope system intended as a prototype for future lunar telescope programs. Finally, an application of our method to general data management systems is described.

  10. Computer assisted management of information in an intensive care unit.

    PubMed

    Cereijo, E

    1992-10-01

    In order to use the capability of computers for handling large amounts of information, we developed a program for the acquisition, handling, storage and retrieval of administrative and clinical information generated in the 20 bedded multidisciplinary critical care unit of a University Hospital. At an initial phase a personal computer (PC) was used to collect information from 4362 patients, that included registration data, coded admission problems, techniques and special treatments, and final diagnosis. This information combined with free text provided a discharge report. Complementary programs allowed calculation and storage of hemodynamic and gas exchange parameters. This experience led to a second phase in which a computer with microprocessor Intel 80386 at 25 MHz, 8 MB RAM, 310 MB hard disk and a streamer for 150 MB cartridge tape back up, using UNIX operating system, permitted multiple users working simultaneously through 1 central console and 7 ASCII terminals. Data input included demographic data, previous and admission problems in coded form, present history and physical examination in free text, list of present problems in coded form, comments on evolution, record of special techniques and treatments, laboratory data, treatment, final diagnosis and facility for using all the information to elaborate the final report. Side modules provide help for drugs dosing, protocols for specific conditions and clerical routines. The system is open for connection to other areas of the Hospital. Data from more than 2000 patients have been included so far.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:1447538

  11. A configuration management system in a data management framework

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steve Banks; Catherine Bunting; Russ Edwards; Laura Fleming; Peter Hackett

    1991-01-01

    A configuration management system is discussed. Topics include static and dynamic configurations, hierarchical configuration specification, and release management. Attention is given to the most common configuration management problems faced by design teams and how the system addresses them.

  12. Extensively managed strips in intensively cultivated grasslands as possible contributors to increased plant species richness

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hege Hovd

    2008-01-01

    This four-year study investigated whether partitioning intensively managed grass crop fields by non-fertilized, extensively managed permanent strips created new habitats for semi-natural grassland plants and contributed to increased plant species richness. The strips were set aside in the grass crop or ploughed at the start of the experiment, and either uncut or cut each autumn. Uncut strips became species-poor and

  13. Intensity approximation of random fluctuation in complex systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yulmetyev, R. M.; Gafarov, F. M.; Yulmetyeva, D. G.; Emeljanova, N. A.

    2002-01-01

    The Markov and non-Markov processes in complex systems are examined with the help of dynamical information Shannon entropy method. Here we consider the essential role of two mutually independent channels of entropy involving creation of correlation and annihilation of correlation. The developed method has been used to analyze the intensity fluctuation of the complex systems of various nature: in psychology (to analyze numerical and pattern short-time human memory, to study the effect of stress on the parameters of the dynamical taping-test) and in cardiology (to analyze the random dynamics of RR-intervals in human ECG's and to diagnose various diseases of human cardiovascular systems). The received results show that the application of intensity approximation allows to improve essentially the diagnostics of parameters in the evolution of human dynamic states.

  14. Clustera: an integrated computation and data management system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David J. Dewitt; Erik Paulson; Eric Robinson; Jeffrey F. Naughton; Joshua Royalty; Srinath Shankar; Andrew Krioukov

    2008-01-01

    This paper introduces Clustera, an integrated computation and data management system. In contrast to traditional cluster- management systems that target specific types of workloads, Clustera is designed for extensibility, enabling the system to be easily extended to handle a wide variety of job types ranging from computationally-intensive, long-running jobs with minimal I\\/O requirements to complex SQL queries over massive relational

  15. Autonomously managed electrical power systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Callis, Charles P.

    1986-01-01

    The electric power systems for future spacecraft such as the Space Station will necessarily be more sophisticated and will exhibit more nearly autonomous operation than earlier spacecraft. These new power systems will be more reliable and flexible than their predecessors offering greater utility to the users. Automation approaches implemented on various power system breadboards are investigated. These breadboards include the Hubble Space Telescope power system test bed, the Common Module Power Management and Distribution system breadboard, the Autonomusly Managed Power System (AMPS) breadboard, and the 20 kilohertz power system breadboard. Particular attention is given to the AMPS breadboard. Future plans for these breadboards including the employment of artificial intelligence techniques are addressed.

  16. Seasonal Habitat Selection by Raccoons (Procyon lotor) in Intensively Managed Pine Forests of Central Mississippi

    Microsoft Academic Search

    MICHAEL J. CHAMBERLAIN; L. MIKE CONNER; BRUCE D. LEOPOLD

    2002-01-01

    Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are ecological generalists, existing in diverse land- scapes. Although general habitat use patterns of raccoons have been extensively described, little research has examined raccoon habitat selection within landscapes managed intensively for wood fiber production. Furthermore, no published studies using radio-telemetry have detailed raccoon habitat selection at multiple spatial scales. We monitored 31 raccoons on a 2000 ha

  17. Nutrient management for intensive animal agriculture: policies and practices for sustainability

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. L. Sims; L. F. Bergstrom; B. T. Bowden; O. Oenema

    2005-01-01

    The intensity of animal production around the world has increased substantially during the last half-century, which has led to large problems with the disposal of manures and waste waters. The focus of this paper is on the development of national policies to improve the nutrient management of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), where nutrients are invariably in surplus. To create

  18. Managed Care, Technology Adoption, and Health Care: The Adoption of Neonatal Intensive Care

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Laurence C. Baker; Ciaran S. Phibbs

    2002-01-01

    Managed care may influence technology diffusion in health care. This article empirically examines the relationship between HMO market share and the diffusion of neonatal intensive care units. Higher HMO market share is associated with slower adoption of mid-level units, but not with adoption of the most advanced high-level units. Opposite the common supposition that slowing technology growth will harm patients,

  19. An Analysis of Intensive Mode Pedagogy in Management Education in India

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    Mishra, Sita; Nargundkar, Rajendra

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: Management education is at its peak in India. But pedagogy and modes of delivery are not always innovative compared to top international Business Schools. It is through experimentation that the paper may be able to discover what works best in our context. The purpose of this paper is to determine the effectiveness of intensive mode of…

  20. Interactive Models for Design of Software-Intensive Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dina Goldin; David Keil

    2005-01-01

    The two paradigm shifts from mainframes in the 1950s-1970s to personal comput- ers in the 1980s and networked mobile devices in the 2000s can be conceptually modeled by paradigm shifts from algorithms to sequential interaction and then to distributed (multi-agent, collaborative) interaction. Interactive models provide a domain-independent unifying view of the design space for the design of software- intensive systems

  1. Visual inspection management system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. H. Huang; L. Y. Lee; C. C. Lou; K. R. Ling

    2000-01-01

    Using information technology to create the procedures for the in-line inspection training, quality control testing, audit and control etc, in order to improve the defect inspection process and enhance the fab yield. This system contains several sub-systems including the checking card system, the image exam system, the defect library & training system, the image record system records. The checking card

  2. Authorization in data management systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Darrell Raymond

    2001-01-01

    Computer systems for data management are increasingly concerned with the authorization problem: the problem of creating and managing the matrix of users, objects, and allowable operations. The paper discusses the authorization problem and explains why the problem is likely to become more complex in the future. We then present the use of database normalization theory to formalize and address the

  3. Early rebleeding in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage under intensive blood pressure management.

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    Oheda, Motoki; Inamasu, Joji; Moriya, Shigeta; Kumai, Tadashi; Kawazoe, Yushi; Nakae, Shunsuke; Kato, Yoko; Hirose, Yuichi

    2015-08-01

    The objective of this study was to report the frequency and clinical characteristics of early rebleeding in subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) patients who underwent intensive blood pressure (BP) management. Patients with aneurysmal SAH frequently present to the emergency department (ED) with elevated BP. Intensive BP management has been recommended to lower the risk of early rebleeding. However, few studies have reported the frequency of early rebleeding in SAH patients undergoing BP management. In our institution, SAH patients with systolic BP (SBP)>140mmHg received continuous intravenous nicardipine to maintain their SBP within 120±20mmHg after diagnosis. An attempt to implement intensive BP management was made on 309 consecutive SAH patients who presented to our ED within 48hours of SAH onset. Overall, 24 (7.8%) of the 309 patients sustained early rebleeding. Fifteen patients sustained early rebleeding before the implementation of BP management, and the other nine sustained early rebleeding after the implementation of BP management. Therefore, the frequency of early rebleeding under BP management was 3.1% (9/294). When the 309 patients were dichotomised using ED SBP of 140mmHg as a cut off (SBP>140mmHg; n=239 versus SBP?140mmHg; n=70), the latter counter-intuitively exhibited a significantly higher frequency of early rebleeding (5.9% versus 14.2%; p=0.04). This relatively low frequency of early rebleeding under BP management may be acceptable. However, early rebleeding is not eradicated even with strict BP control as factors other than elevated BP are involved. ED SBP within the target range (SBP?140mmHg) does not negate the risk of early rebleeding. Other treatment options that reduce the risk should also be explored. PMID:26077940

  4. A 17025:2005A 17025:2005 Management SystemManagement System

    E-print Network

    A 17025:2005A 17025:2005 Management SystemManagement System Made SimpleMade Simple What to think about when reviewingWhat to think about when reviewing the Management Systemthe Management System #12 role does top management play?le does top management play? Technical Manager/Quality Manager

  5. BIOSOLIDS DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (BDMS)

    EPA Science Inventory

    Resource Purpose: see hard copy attachment "EPA's Biosolids Data Management System and Plans for Evaluating Biosolids Quality" Legislation/Enabling Authority: CWA Section 402 Supported Program: OW, OWM, OECA, ORD, OSW, Regions 1-10, states, local facilitie...

  6. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EIMS)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Environmental Information Management System (EIMS) organizes descriptive information (metadata) for data sets, databases, documents, models, projects, and spatial data. The EIMS design provides a repository for scientific documentation that can be easily accessed with standar...

  7. A very low intensity ion beam detector system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zinkann, G. P.; Clifft, B. E.; Nolen, J. A.; Pardo, R. C.; Rehm, C. E.; Shen, W. Q.

    1999-04-01

    A new time-of-arrival (TOA) control system has been developed at the Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System (ATLAS) for very low intensity radioactive ion beams. This new system utilizes a plastic scintillator which intercepts a small fraction of the beam edge particles and measures the time-of-arrival of a bunched beam at the entrance to the ATLAS superconducting linac after acceleration through the ATLAS 9MV tandem injector A radioactive 56Ni beam has been accelerated through a 9MV tandem and then injected into a superconducting linear accelerator for further acceleration. The detector has been successful at stabilizing the pre-tandem bunching system with beam currents as low as 2×104 particles per second. This paper will describe the electronic circuitry developed for this system and details about the control range and limits.

  8. Intensity, polarization, and phase information in optical disk systems.

    PubMed

    Liang, Rongguang; Carriere, James; Mansuripur, Masud

    2002-03-10

    Digital information in optical data storage systems can be encoded in the intensity, in the polarization state, or in the phase of a carrier laser beam. Intensity modulation is achieved at the surface of the storage medium either through destructive interference from surface-relief features (e.g., CD or DVD pits) or through reflectivity variations (e.g., alteration of optical constants of phase-change media). Magneto-optical materials make use of the polar magneto-optical Kerr effect to produce polarization modulations of the focused beam reflected from the storage medium. Both surface-relief structures and material-property variations can create, at the exit pupil of the objective lens of the optical pickup, a phase modulation (this, in addition to any intensity or polarization modulation or both). Current optical data storage systems do not make use of this phase information, whose recovery could potentially increase the strength of the readout signal. We show how all three mechanisms can be exploited in a scanning optical microscope to reconstruct the recorded (or embedded) data patterns on various types of optical disk. PMID:11928756

  9. RIMS: Resource Information Management System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Symes, J.

    1983-01-01

    An overview is given of the capabilities and functions of the resource management system (RIMS). It is a simple interactive DMS tool which allows users to build, modify, and maintain data management applications. The RIMS minimizes programmer support required to develop/maintain small data base applications. The RIMS also assists in bringing the United Information Services (UIS) budget system work inhouse. Information is also given on the relationship between the RIMS and the user community.

  10. Shopping for outage management systems

    SciTech Connect

    Chou, Y.C.; Konneker, L.K.; Watkins, T.R.

    1995-12-31

    Customer service is becoming increasingly important to electric utilities. Outage management is an important part of customer service. Good outage management means quickly responding to outages and keeping customers informed about outages. Each outage equals lost customer satisfaction and lost revenue. Outage management is increasingly important because of new competition among utilities for customers, pressure from regulators, and internal pressure to cut costs. The market has several existing software products for outage management. How does a utility judge whether these products satisfy their specific needs? Technology is changing rapidly to support outage management. Which technology is proven and cost-effective? The purpose of this paper is to outline the procedure for evaluating outage management systems, and to discuss the key features to look for. It also gives our opinion of the features that represent state of the art. This paper will not discuss specific products or list vendors names.

  11. Integrated Learning Management Systems

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clark, Sharon; Cossarin, Mary; Doxsee, Harry; Schwartz, Linda

    2004-01-01

    Four integrated learning management packages were reviewed: "CentraOne", "IntraLearn", "Lyceum", and "Silicon Chalk". These products provide different combinations of synchronous and asynchronous tools. The current report examines the products in relation to their specific value for distance educators and students.

  12. Steam System Data Management

    E-print Network

    Roberts, D.

    2013-01-01

    Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 Wal?Tech?Valve,?Inc. 826?S.?Conception?St. Mobile,?AL??36603 251?438?2203 Steve Rowell ?Who Am I ? Steve Rowell, IT Manager, Wal-Tech Valve, Inc. ? Education ? Computer Science Associates Degree...

  13. Automated flight test management system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hewett, M. D.; Tartt, D. M.; Agarwal, A.

    1991-01-01

    The Phase 1 development of an automated flight test management system (ATMS) as a component of a rapid prototyping flight research facility for artificial intelligence (AI) based flight concepts is discussed. The ATMS provides a flight engineer with a set of tools that assist in flight test planning, monitoring, and simulation. The system is also capable of controlling an aircraft during flight test by performing closed loop guidance functions, range management, and maneuver-quality monitoring. The ATMS is being used as a prototypical system to develop a flight research facility for AI based flight systems concepts at NASA Ames Dryden.

  14. Benefits of an electronic clinical information system: an intensive care nursing perspective.

    PubMed

    Waterworth, L; Abbatt, S

    1997-10-01

    Due to advancements in surgery, medicine and equipment, the modern intensive care unit (ICU) patient necessitates the recording of vast amounts of data. The management of these data is increasingly impinging on nursing time. A review of the literature describes the potential benefits of using a clinical information system (CIS) to record and save data electronically rather than transcribing it onto conventional charts. Commercial systems that can perform these tasks are available but have severe financial implications in terms of initial costs, maintenance and upgrading. Work is continuing at Killingbeck Hospital on a project developing and introducing a CIS into intensive care using standard hardware, software and programming tools thus minimizing these costs. PMID:9538716

  15. Challenges in management of blast injuries in Intensive Care Unit: Case series and review

    PubMed Central

    Samra, Tanvir; Pawar, Mridula; Kaur, Jasvinder

    2014-01-01

    Blast injuries are rare, but life-threatening medical emergencies. We report the clinical presentation and management of four bomb blast victims admitted in Intensive Care Unit of Trauma center of our hospital in 2011. Three of them had lung injury; hemothorax (2) and pneumothorax (1). Traumatic brain injury was present in only one. Long bone fractures were present in all the victims. Presence of multiple shrapnels was a universal finding. Two blast victims died (day 7 and day 9); cause of death was multi-organ failure and septic shock. Issues relating to complexity of injuries, complications, management, and outcome are discussed. PMID:25538416

  16. Demil planning and management system

    SciTech Connect

    Huber, C.C.; Bormet, S.M.; Whitfield, R.G.; Bowen, M.; Chun, K.C. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Golden, R.E. [Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, HI (United States); Fuller, R. [Army Industrial Operations Command, Rock Island, IL (United States). National Maintenance Point Branch

    1997-08-01

    The National Maintenance Point (NMP) Branch of the US Army Industrial Operations Command (IOC) serves as the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition (SMCA) agent for managing the renovation, modification, recycling, and disposal of conventional ammunition, thereby improving readiness. The mission of the NMP includes program management for demilitarization (demil) activities, ammunition maintenance, and ammunition peculiar equipment (APE) projects. Through an Interagency Agreement between the US Army and the US Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is developing an integrated data management system, called the Demil Planning and Management System (DPMS), for IOC. DPMS is intended to help NMP efficiently manage information on ongoing demil project activities and asset inventories, plan future projects, and allocate budgets. This system, when fully implemented, will also make it possible for the user community to interactively access the DPMS database; perform data entry and queries; and run reports through network, modem, and Internet access to the system. This paper describes the principal components of the DPMS, current capabilities, and planned enhancements.

  17. Effect of breed-type on performance and carcass traits of intensively managed hair sheep

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. M. Burke; J. K. Apple; W. J. Roberts; C. B. Boger; E. B. Kegley

    2003-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to evaluate growth performance and carcass characteristics of intensively managed purebred and crossbred hair sheep, and determine the value of the Dorper breed as a terminal sire on St.Croix and St. Croix-cross dams. Animals used were Dorper×St. Croix (DS), and Dorper×Romanov×St. Croix (DX), Katahdin (KA), St. Croix (SC), and 3\\/4 St. Croix-14 Romanov (SX)

  18. XCPU2 process management system

    SciTech Connect

    Ionkov, Latchesar [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Van Hensbergen, Eric [IBM AUSTIN RESEARCH LAB

    2009-01-01

    Xcpu2 is a new process management system that allows the users to specify custom file system for a running job. Most cluster management systems enforce single software distribution running on all nodes. Xcpu2 allows programs running on the cluster to work in environment identical to the user's desktop, using the same versions of the libraries and tools the user installed locally, and accessing the configuration file in the same places they are located on the desktop. Xcpu2 builds on our earlier work with the Xcpu system. Like Xcpu, Xcpu2's process management interface is represented as a set of files exported by a 9P file server. It supports heterogeneous clusters and multiple head nodes. Unlike Xcpu, it uses pull instead of push model. In this paper we describe the Xcpu2 clustering model, its operation and how the per-job filesystem configuration can be used to solve some of the common problems when running a cluster.

  19. Neonatal management of trisomy 18: clinical details of 24 patients receiving intensive treatment.

    PubMed

    Kosho, Tomoki; Nakamura, Tomohiko; Kawame, Hiroshi; Baba, Atsushi; Tamura, Masanori; Fukushima, Yoshimitsu

    2006-05-01

    Management of neonates with trisomy 18 is controversial, supposedly due to the prognosis and the lack of precise clinical information concerning efficacy of treatment. To delineate the natural history of trisomy 18 managed under intensive treatment, we reviewed detailed clinical data of 24 patients with full trisomy 18 admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of Nagano Children's Hospital, providing intensive treatment to those with trisomy 18, from 1994 to 2003. Cesarean, resuscitation by intubation, and surgical operations were performed on 16 (67%), 15 (63%), and 10 (42%) of the patients, respectively. Mechanical ventilation was required by 21 (88%), and 6 (29%) of them were extubated. Survival rate at age 1 week, 1 month, and 1 year was 88%, 83%, and 25%, respectively. Median survival time was 152.5 days. Respiration was not stabilized in two patients with left diaphragmatic eventration and hypoplasia accompanied by lung hypoplasia, even with maximal ventilation. The common underlying factors associated with death were congenital heart defects and heart failure (96%), followed by pulmonary hypertension (78%). The common final modes of death were sudden cardiac or cardiopulmonary arrest (26%) and possible progressive pulmonary hypertension-related events (26%). These data of improved survival, through neonatal intensive treatment, are helpful for clinicians to offer the best information on treatment options to families of patients with trisomy 18. PMID:16528744

  20. Information Systems and Management Training.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Curry, B.; Smith, D. G.

    1991-01-01

    A case study of a South Wales manufacturer illustrates the need for companies to adopt an integrated strategy for computerization and information systems. Lack of management training blending computing and business skills can have a crippling effect on system development and organizational health. (SK)

  1. Campus Telephone Systems: Managing Change.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.

    Issues facing a college or university that seeks to change its telephone system are raised in seven chapters. Major topics addressed by this resource guide are: telephone deregulation and changes in the telephone industry, the new technology available, how to manage a system, consultants, financing options, and institutional case studies. Specific…

  2. Concepts of Management Information Systems.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Emery, J.C.

    The paper attempts to provide a general framework for dealing with management information systems (MIS). An MIS is defined to have the following characteristics: (1) related to ongoing activities of an organization, (2) a man-machine system, (3) composed of a collection of subsystems, and (4) oriented around a large data base. An MIS places a…

  3. Threat response management system (TRMS)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Perakath Benjamin; Satheesh Ramachandran

    2003-01-01

    We describe the motivations, concept of operation, and architecture of a threat response management system (TRMS): an information-integrated, dynamically reconfigurable, simulation-based decision support system that is deployable as (i) a dynamic planning and threat readiness training tool and (ii) an emergency response execution decision support tool. TRMS functions include (i) automated threat detection, (ii) collaborative (multinational and multiagency) plan development,

  4. The Computerized File Management System

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    Buginas, Scott J.; Crow, Neil B.

    1973-01-01

    A file management system provides a powerful search tool for library reference groups. The system described produces current awareness and retrospective searches from diverse data bases. The same query language is used to interrogate all data bases in on-line or batch mode searches. (4 references) (Author/DH)

  5. Integrated Airplane Health Management System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bardina, Jorge; McDermott, William J.; Follen, Gregory J.; Blaser, Tammy M.; Pavlik, William R.; Zhang, Desheng; Liu, Xian-You

    2000-01-01

    The National Air Space System-Wide Simulation (NAS Sim) program advances the development and implementation of a comprehensive, integrated health management system contributing to safety and modeling of the national aviation system. This program integrates different disciplines to develop an accurate and insightful method for real-time modeling of the local integrated airplane risk exposure and monitoring of operations of the global national air space.

  6. The CMS Data Management System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Giffels, M.; Guo, Y.; Kuznetsov, V.; Magini, N.; Wildish, T.

    2014-06-01

    The data management elements in CMS are scalable, modular, and designed to work together. The main components are PhEDEx, the data transfer and location system; the Data Booking Service (DBS), a metadata catalog; and the Data Aggregation Service (DAS), designed to aggregate views and provide them to users and services. Tens of thousands of samples have been cataloged and petabytes of data have been moved since the run began. The modular system has allowed the optimal use of appropriate underlying technologies. In this contribution we will discuss the use of both Oracle and NoSQL databases to implement the data management elements as well as the individual architectures chosen. We will discuss how the data management system functioned during the first run, and what improvements are planned in preparation for 2015.

  7. Development of a low intensity current monitor system

    SciTech Connect

    Gallegos, F.R.

    1991-01-01

    This report documents the development of a current transformer system used to measure pulsed ion beam currents with a wide dynamic intensity range (nA to mA, and factor of 10{sup 6}). Peak beam currents at the LAMPF accelerator typically range from 100 to nA to 40 mA with pulse widths varying from 30 to 1000 {mu}s. Signal conditioning of the peak current output provides an average current readout with a range of 1 nA to 2 mA, noise of approximately {plus minus}0.5 nA, and accuracy of {plus minus}0.1%. Since the system has proved stable and highly reliable, calibration is performed yearly. The prototype unit was built in 1985 and the final production unit was completed in early 1989. 5 refs., 14 figs.

  8. Intense relativistic electron beam injector system for tokamak current drive

    SciTech Connect

    Bailey, V.L.; Creedon, J.M.; Ecker, B.M.; Helava, H.I.

    1983-04-01

    We report experimental and theoretical studies of an intense relativistic electron beam (REB) injection system designed for tokamak current drive experiments. The injection system uses a standard high-voltage pulsed REB generator and a magnetically insulated transmission line (MITL) to drive an REB-accelerating diode in plasma. A series of preliminary experiments has been carried out to test the system by injecting REBs into a test chamber with preformed plasma and applied magnetic field. REBs were accelerated from two types of diodes: a conventional vacuum diode with foil anode, and a plasma diode, i.e., an REB cathode immersed in the plasma. REB current was in the range of 50 to 100 kA and REB particle energy ranged from 0.1 to 1.0 MeV. MITL power density exceeded 10 GW/cm/sup 2/. Performance of the injection system and REB transport properties is documented for plasma densities from 5 x 10/sup 12/ to 2 x 10/sup 14/ cm/sup -3/. Injection system data are compared with numerical calculations of the performance of the coupled system consisting of the generator, MITL, and diode.

  9. Policy Driven Management for Distributed Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Morris Sloman

    1994-01-01

    Separating management policy from the automated managers which interpret the policy facilitates the dynamic change of behaviour of a distributed management system. This permits it to adapt to evolutionary changes in the system being managed and to new application requirements. Changing the behaviour of automated managers can be achieved by changing the policy without have to reimplement them - this

  10. Design of Element Management System for EPON

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. F. I. A. Hamid; M. S. Sidik; M. Draman

    2009-01-01

    Element Management System (EMS) is a system to manage network element (NE) for Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON). This allows the user to manage all the features of each network element (NE) individually. Network element (NE) exposes one or more management interfaces that the EMS uses to communicate with and to manage them. EMS has been design to fulfill FCAPS

  11. Networked analytical sample management system

    SciTech Connect

    Kerrigan, W.J.; Spencer, W.A.

    1986-01-01

    Since 1982, the Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) has operated a computer-controlled analytical sample management system. The system, pogrammed in COBOL, runs on the site IBM 3081 mainframe computer. The system provides for the following subtasks: sample logging, analytical method assignment, worklist generation, cost accounting, and results reporting. Within these subtasks the system functions in a time-sharing mode. Communications between subtasks are done overnight in a batch mode. The system currently supports management of up to 3000 samples a month. Each sample requires, on average, three independent methods. Approximately 100 different analytical techniques are available for customized input of data. The laboratory has implemented extensive computer networking using Ethernet. Electronic mail, RS/1, and online literature searches are in place. Based on our experience with the existing sample management system, we have begun a project to develop a second generation system. The new system will utilize the panel designs developed for the present LIMS, incorporate more realtime features, and take advantage of the many commercial LIMS systems.

  12. Integrated Computer System of Management in Logistics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chwesiuk, Krzysztof

    2011-06-01

    This paper aims at presenting a concept of an integrated computer system of management in logistics, particularly in supply and distribution chains. Consequently, the paper includes the basic idea of the concept of computer-based management in logistics and components of the system, such as CAM and CIM systems in production processes, and management systems for storage, materials flow, and for managing transport, forwarding and logistics companies. The platform which integrates computer-aided management systems is that of electronic data interchange.

  13. Computerized IEP Management Systems.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Krivacska, James J.

    The preparation of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each handicapped child is seen as cumbersome and time consuming and involves writing similar goals and objectives repetitively for different students. Utilization of a microcomputer-based IEP preparation system has a significant impact on this process and what the school…

  14. The Cheetah Data Management System

    SciTech Connect

    Kunz, P.F. (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (USA)); Word, G.B. (Rutgers--the State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ (USA). Dept. of Physics)

    1991-03-01

    Cheetah is a data management system based on the C programming language. The premise of Cheetah is that the banks' of FORTRAN based systems should be structures' as defined by the C language. Cheetah is a system to mange these structures, while preserving the use of the C language in its native form. For C structures managed by Cheetah, the user can use Cheetah utilities such as reading and writing, in a machine independent form, both binary and text files to disk or over a network. Files written by Cheetah also contain a dictionary describing in detail the data contained in the file. Such information is intended to be used by interactive programs for presenting the contents of the file. Such information is intended to be used by interactive programs for presenting the contents of file. Cheetah has been ported to many different operating systems with no operating system dependent switches.

  15. Integrated therapy safety management system

    PubMed Central

    Podtschaske, Beatrice; Fuchs, Daniela; Friesdorf, Wolfgang

    2013-01-01

    Aims The aim is to demonstrate the benefit of the medico-ergonomic approach for the redesign of clinical work systems. Based on the six layer model, a concept for an ‘integrated therapy safety management’ is drafted. This concept could serve as a basis to improve resilience. Methods The concept is developed through a concept-based approach. The state of the art of safety and complexity research in human factors and ergonomics forms the basis. The findings are synthesized to a concept for ‘integrated therapy safety management’. The concept is applied by way of example for the ‘medication process’ to demonstrate its practical implementation. Results The ‘integrated therapy safety management’ is drafted in accordance with the six layer model. This model supports a detailed description of specific work tasks, the corresponding responsibilities and related workflows at different layers by using the concept of ‘bridge managers’. ‘Bridge managers’ anticipate potential errors and monitor the controlled system continuously. If disruptions or disturbances occur, they respond with corrective actions which ensure that no harm results and they initiate preventive measures for future procedures. The concept demonstrates that in a complex work system, the human factor is the key element and final authority to cope with the residual complexity. The expertise of the ‘bridge managers’ and the recursive hierarchical structure results in highly adaptive clinical work systems and increases their resilience. Conclusions The medico-ergonomic approach is a highly promising way of coping with two complexities. It offers a systematic framework for comprehensive analyses of clinical work systems and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration. PMID:24007448

  16. [Quality management in the German health care system].

    PubMed

    Bangha, E; Fritze, B; Yaguboglu, R; Amon, U

    1999-05-01

    With the increasing demands on hospitals for improved quality and lower costs, hospitals have been forced to reevaluate their manner of operation and quality assurance programs. Hospitals have also been faced with customer dissatisfaction and intense competition. This article reviews current quality-management systems and examines their position in dermatology. PMID:10412629

  17. Efficient Power Management in Real-Time Embedded Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A.L.A.P. Zuquim; Luiz Filipe M. Vieira; Marcos A. Vieira; Alex B. Vieira; Hervaldo S. Carvalho; Jose A. Nacif; Claudionor N. Coelho Jr; Diogenes Cecilio Da Silva; Antonio O. Fernandes; Antonio A. F. Loureiro

    2003-01-01

    Power consumption became a crucial problem in the development of mobile devices, especially those that are communication intensive. In these devices, it is imperative to reduce the power consumption devoted to maintaining a communication link during data transmission\\/reception. The application of dynamic power management methodologies has contributed to the reduction of power consumption in general purpose computer systems. However, to

  18. Configuration Management File Manager Developed for Numerical Propulsion System Simulation

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    Follen, Gregory J.

    1997-01-01

    One of the objectives of the High Performance Computing and Communication Project's (HPCCP) Numerical Propulsion System Simulation (NPSS) is to provide a common and consistent way to manage applications, data, and engine simulations. The NPSS Configuration Management (CM) File Manager integrated with the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) window management system provides a common look and feel for the configuration management of data, applications, and engine simulations for U.S. engine companies. In addition, CM File Manager provides tools to manage a simulation. Features include managing input files, output files, textual notes, and any other material normally associated with simulation. The CM File Manager includes a generic configuration management Application Program Interface (API) that can be adapted for the configuration management repositories of any U.S. engine company.

  19. Operational Management System for Regulated Water Systems

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    van Loenen, A.; van Dijk, M.; van Verseveld, W.; Berger, H.

    2012-04-01

    Most of the Dutch large rivers, canals and lakes are controlled by the Dutch water authorities. The main reasons concern safety, navigation and fresh water supply. Historically the separate water bodies have been controlled locally. For optimizating management of these water systems an integrated approach was required. Presented is a platform which integrates data from all control objects for monitoring and control purposes. The Operational Management System for Regulated Water Systems (IWP) is an implementation of Delft-FEWS which supports operational control of water systems and actively gives advice. One of the main characteristics of IWP is that is real-time collects, transforms and presents different types of data, which all add to the operational water management. Next to that, hydrodynamic models and intelligent decision support tools are added to support the water managers during their daily control activities. An important advantage of IWP is that it uses the Delft-FEWS framework, therefore processes like central data collection, transformations, data processing and presentation are simply configured. At all control locations the same information is readily available. The operational water management itself gains from this information, but it can also contribute to cost efficiency (no unnecessary pumping), better use of available storage and advise during (water polution) calamities.

  20. Managing complexity of aerospace systems

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    Tamaskar, Shashank

    Growing complexity of modern aerospace systems has exposed the limits of conventional systems engineering tools and challenged our ability to design them in a timely and cost effective manner. According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), in 2009 nearly half of the defense acquisition programs are expecting 25% or more increase in unit acquisition cost. Increase in technical complexity has been identified as one of the primary drivers behind cost-schedule overruns. Thus to assure the affordability of future aerospace systems, it is increasingly important to develop tools and capabilities for managing their complexity. We propose an approach for managing the complexity of aerospace systems to address this pertinent problem. To this end, we develop a measure that improves upon the state-of-the-art metrics and incorporates key aspects of system complexity. We address the problem of system decomposition by presenting an algorithm for module identification that generates modules to minimize integration complexity. We demonstrate the framework on diverse spacecraft and show the impact of design decisions on integration cost. The measure and the algorithm together help the designer track and manage complexity in different phases of system design. We next investigate how complexity can be used as a decision metric in the model-based design (MBD) paradigm. We propose a framework for complexity enabled design space exploration that introduces the idea of using complexity as a non-traditional design objective. We also incorporate complexity with the component based design paradigm (a sub-field of MBD) and demonstrate it on several case studies. The approach for managing complexity is a small but significant contribution to the vast field of complexity management. We envision our approach being used in concert with a suite of complexity metrics to provide an ability to measure and track complexity through different stages of design and development. This will not only lead to simpler designs but also help the designers calculate the impact of their design decisions on integration cost.

  1. Hydrologic response of northern wetlands to silvicultural water management systems

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    Trettin, C.C.

    1994-09-01

    Two types of water management systems are used to ameliorate saturated soil conditions which limit silvicultural operations and site productivity in northern wetlands. The pattern ditch system is an intensive drainage network designed to regulate water table depth in peat soils. The prescription drainage system is a low-intensity drainage system that is used to develop apparent drainage patterns in mineral and histic-mineral soils. These water management systems may either increase or decrease peak flow, base flow, and the duration of peak flow events, depending on drainage system design, climate, season, site characteristics, and land use. The most common hydrologic response to drainage is an increase in peak flow and base flow, and an increase in annual runoff. The effect of wetland drainage on watershed hydrology depends on the proportion of the watershed drained. Drainage may also affect water quality, nutrient cycling, vegetation composition and structure.

  2. Hybrid Power Management System and Method

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    Eichenberg, Dennis J. (Inventor)

    2008-01-01

    A system and method for hybrid power management. The system includes photovoltaic cells, ultracapacitors, and pulse generators. In one embodiment, the hybrid power management system is used to provide power for a highway safety flasher.

  3. Manufacture & management information system of mine enterprise

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hao Zhang; Fusheng Lan

    2002-01-01

    The speciality of manufacture & management system of mine enterprise is analysed. The design principle of the system is discussed. With an example, the main functions of manufacture & management information system of mine enterprise are introduced in detail.

  4. Building Knowledge Base Management Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Mylopoulos; Vinay K. Chaudhri; Dimitris Plexousakis; Adel Shrufi; Thodoros Topaloglou

    1996-01-01

    Advanced applications in elds such as CAD, software engineering, real-time process control, corporate repositories and digital libraries require the construction, ef- cient access and management of large, shared knowledge bases. Such knowledge bases cannot be built using exist- ing tools such as expert system shells, because these do not scale up, nor can they be built in terms of existing

  5. Remotely Accessible Management System (RAMS).

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    Wood, Rex

    Oakland Schools, an Intermediate School District for Administration, operates a Remotely Accessible Management System (RAMS). RAMS is composed of over 100 computer programs, each of which performs procedures on the files of the 28 local school districts comprising the constituency of Oakland Schools. This regional service agency covers 900 square…

  6. RISK ANALYSIS - MODERN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    The management information system, whose mission is that of participating in developing scientifically based decisions as well as of accurately transmitting information to the executive structures, represents the main structure that stands at the basis of risk analysis and critical control points (HACCP) in the procedures regarding food technology and control. Starting from this idea, the present study aims at

  7. Copyright and Learning Management Systems

    E-print Network

    Ellis, Randy

    and ideas. links to material on the internet. material in the public domain (eg. the creator has been deadCopyright and Learning Management Systems Copyright Advisory Office | http://library. the Creative Commons). material copied for the purpose of making a work accessible (contact Library Services

  8. Evaluation of Workflow Management Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Horst Gruber; Raiffeisen Informatik

    2009-01-01

    Workflow technology promises an increase in efficiency in the execution of business processes. The technology is widely accepted, but often the high costs exceed the promised benefits. Most companies perform an evaluation of workflow management systems (WFMS) tools before selecting their tool of choice. In this paper a method for selecting a WFMS is presented that is used in practice

  9. "Project Management Controls with Systems."

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    Dell' Isola, A. J.

    There have recently been a number of new concepts introduced into the building industry to reduce building costs. In this speech, the author illustrates how three of these new concepts -- construction management, building systems, and value engineering -- can be combined to effect significant reduction in both the initial and the ownership costs…

  10. FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CAD STANDARDS

    E-print Network

    Mills, Allen P.

    1 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Ā· CAD STANDARDS Ā· REVISION: July 2007 #12;2 University of California, Riverside CAD Standards April 12, 2007 Introduction The Purpose of this document is to define the Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawing standards for the University of California, Riverside (UCR). The standards

  11. Seasonal nitrous oxide flux from an intensively managed pasture in a humid subtropical ecosystem

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    Brams, Eugene A.; Anthony, W. H.; Hutchinson, G. L.; Livingston, G. P.

    1989-01-01

    Nitrous oxide (N2O) flux from vented chambers was measured over intensively and minimally managed bermuda grass hay meadows in a humid, subtropical ecosystem for several years during scheduled sampling protocol following harvest, fertilization and rainfall events while measuring diel N2O emissions once during each of 5 seasonal day growth cycles which divided each calendar year. Soil pools of nitrite NO2(-), nitrate NO3(-), and ammonia (NH3) were measured in soil samples taken at 2 and 10 cm depths during each emission collection to determine transformations of the nitrogen pools coupled with N2O emissions. The highest diel N2O emission occur midday in the Spring cycle, measuring 9.0 g N/ha/d only for several weeks, while emissions dropped to less than 1.0 g N/ha/day during hot, dry, and colder months. Intensively managed meadows (4 fertilizations and harvests per year plus pest management) induced higher seasonal N2O emissions than minimal treatment (1 fertilization and harvest) averaging 2.75 and 5.97 g N/ha/day. Nitrous oxide emission data as responses to soil parameters and environmental parameters were also measured where air temperature, soil moisture, and fertilization were the most powerful factors.

  12. A Distributed Continuous Quality Assurance Process to Manage Variability in Performance-intensive Software

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arvind S. Krishna; Douglas C. Schmidt; Atif Memon; Adam Porter; Cemal Yilmaz; Aniruddha Gokhale; Balachandran Natarajan

    Performance-intensive software is increasingly being used on heterogeneous combinations of OS, compiler, and hardware platforms. Examples include reusable middleware that forms the basis for scientific computing grids and distributed real- time and embedded systems. Since this software has stringent quality of service (QoS) requirements, it often provides a mul- titude of configuration options that can be tuned for specific application

  13. Automated Car Park Management System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fabros, J. P.; Tabańag, D.; Espra, A.; Gerasta, O. J.

    2015-06-01

    This study aims to develop a prototype for an Automated Car Park Management System that will increase the quality of service of parking lots through the integration of a smart system that assists motorist in finding vacant parking lot. The research was based on implementing an operating system and a monitoring system for parking system without the use of manpower. This will include Parking Guidance and Information System concept which will efficiently assist motorists and ensures the safety of the vehicles and the valuables inside the vehicle. For monitoring, Optical Character Recognition was employed to monitor and put into list all the cars entering the parking area. All parking events in this system are visible via MATLAB GUI which contain time-in, time-out, time consumed information and also the lot number where the car parks. To put into reality, this system has a payment method, and it comes via a coin slot operation to control the exit gate. The Automated Car Park Management System was successfully built by utilizing microcontrollers specifically one PIC18f4550 and two PIC16F84s and one PIC16F628A.

  14. PROMIS (Procurement Management Information System)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1987-01-01

    The PROcurement Management Information System (PROMIS) provides both detailed and summary level information on all procurement actions performed within NASA's procurement offices at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). It provides not only on-line access, but also schedules procurement actions, monitors their progress, and updates Forecast Award Dates. Except for a few computational routines coded in FORTRAN, the majority of the systems is coded in a high level language called NATURAL. A relational Data Base Management System called ADABAS is utilized. Certain fields, called descriptors, are set up on each file to allow the selection of records based on a specified value or range of values. The use of like descriptors on different files serves as the link between the falls, thus producing a relational data base. Twenty related files are currently being maintained on PROMIS.

  15. Metrics for border management systems.

    SciTech Connect

    Duggan, Ruth Ann

    2009-07-01

    There are as many unique and disparate manifestations of border systems as there are borders to protect. Border Security is a highly complex system analysis problem with global, regional, national, sector, and border element dimensions for land, water, and air domains. The complexity increases with the multiple, and sometimes conflicting, missions for regulating the flow of people and goods across borders, while securing them for national security. These systems include frontier border surveillance, immigration management and customs functions that must operate in a variety of weather, terrain, operational conditions, cultural constraints, and geopolitical contexts. As part of a Laboratory Directed Research and Development Project 08-684 (Year 1), the team developed a reference framework to decompose this complex system into international/regional, national, and border elements levels covering customs, immigration, and border policing functions. This generalized architecture is relevant to both domestic and international borders. As part of year two of this project (09-1204), the team determined relevant relative measures to better understand border management performance. This paper describes those relative metrics and how they can be used to improve border management systems.

  16. Integrated Safety, Environmental, & Emergency Management Systems (ISEEMS)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Silver; G. Langwell; C. Thomas; S. Coffing

    1996-01-01

    Sandia`s Risk Management and NEPA Department recognized the need for hazard and environmental data analysis and management to support the line managers` need to know, understand, manage and document the hazards inherent in their facilities and activities. ISEEMS (Integrated Safety, Environmental, & Emergency Management System) was developed in response to this need. ISEEMS takes advantage of the fact that there

  17. Intensity-based fibre-optic sensing system using contrast modulation of subcarrier interference pattern

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Adamovsky, G.; Sherer, T. N.; Maitland, D. J.

    1989-01-01

    A novel technique to compensate for unwanted intensity losses in a fiber-optic sensing system is described. The technique involves a continuous sinusoidal modulation of the light source intensity at radio frequencies and an intensity sensor placed in an unbalanced interferometer. The system shows high sensitivity and stability.

  18. 5 CFR 9701.405 - Performance management system requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY-OFFICE...PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Performance Management §...

  19. 5 CFR 9701.405 - Performance management system requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY-OFFICE...PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Performance Management §...

  20. 5 CFR 9701.405 - Performance management system requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY-OFFICE...PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Performance Management §...

  1. Enterprise Storage Management System Dan Glasser1

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    Fayad, Mohamed

    Enterprise Storage Management System Dan Glasser1 , Madeline Hardojo1 , Anand Sundaram1 , Nate.fayad@sjsu.edu Abstract: Enterprise Storage Management System is an interactive and user-friendly program that will enable the Lincoln Telephone Company to efficiently manage their storage system. With this system, the Lincoln

  2. Integrated management systems Tine Herreborg Jrgensen

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    Hansen, René Rydhof

    compatibility. Quality management systems (ISO 9000 series) The first two editions of the ISO 9000 series]. ISO 14001:1996 is based on the management system principles of ISO 9000 series of quality systemIntegrated management systems Tine Herreborg Jųrgensen Marie Dolores Mellado Arne Remmen Working

  3. Enhancing Knowledge Management Systems with Cognitive Agents

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    Corran, Ruth

    1 Enhancing Knowledge Management Systems with Cognitive Agents (Améliorer les Systčmes de Gestion Email: thierry.nabeth@insead.edu Summary. After identifying the key challenges of knowledge management management systems that implement this vision and that in particular support the knowledge management

  4. Load management on the electric power system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. M. Long; J. C. Smith

    1979-01-01

    Load management is the systems concept of altering the real or apparent pattern of electricity use in order to conserve resources, both fuel and capital, in the production and distribution of electrical energy. Load management is achieved through controlling the power flow in the electric system at the generating end (supply management) or the customer end (use management). Traditionally, the

  5. Implementing ACCM critical care guidelines for septic shock management in a Cuban pediatric intensive care unit.

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    Cartaya, José M; Rovira, Luis E; Segredo, Yamilet; Alvarez, Idalys; Acevedo, Yoandra; Moya, Ariel

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION Sepsis is the most common direct cause of death worldwide and septic shock the syndrome's most serious complication. In 2002, the pediatric intensive care unit of the José Luis Miranda Pediatric University Hospital in Santa Clara (Villa Clara Province), Cuba, began implementing the recently published guidelines of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) for management of pediatric and neonatal septic shock, observing a drop in case fatality from 34.6% to 19% between the years 2003 and 2007. ACCM updated these Guidelines in 2007. OBJECTIVE Describe experiences with the use of the 2007 ACCM updated Guidelines and discuss their possible impact in reducing case fatality. METHODS Between 2008 and 2010, a study was conducted of 280 children and adolescents, from newborns through 18 years, admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit with a diagnosis of septic shock. The diagnostic and therapeutic criteria used were those recommended in the ACCM's 2007 updated Guidelines. The dependent variable was case fatality. Independent variables were age, sex, comorbidity or prior chronic disease, origin and course of sepsis, hemodynamic state, blood glucose level, hyperglycemia, organ dysfunction, volume of fluid therapy administered, use of mechanical ventilation and therapeutic response. RESULTS In the 3-year period, 28-day case fatality was 11.1% (31/280). A total of 45 patients had comorbidities, with 14 deaths and a case fatality rate of 31.1% vs. 7.2% (17/235) in previously healthy patients. Cold shock with a hemodynamic state of low cardiac output and high systemic vascular resistance predominated (68.9%), with low cardiac output and low systemic vascular resistance the least common type (12.5%), but the one with highest case fatality (34.4%). Hyperglycemia was present in 39.6% of patients, with 15.3% case fatality; case fatality was higher (25.6%) when hyperglycemia was in the 10-15.9 mmol/L range. Fluid therapy of 40-100 mL/kg was administered in the first hour to 90% of patients, increasing to >96% in the first 3-6 hours. The most common therapeutic response was fluid refractory, dobutamine responsive (39.3%). Mechanical ventilation was used in 33.9% of patients, with a case fatality of 30.5%. Cardiovascular, respiratory and hematologic dysfunctions were common. Failure of ?4 organs raised case fatality to 77.8%. CONCLUSIONS Implementation of ACCM Guidelines facilitates timely, appropriate care for septic shock patients and contributes to lower case fatality. Early aggressive fluid therapy with support of vasoactive drugs, either singly or in combination, has a positive impact on patient outcomes. Similar studies with a larger number of patients are needed to corroborate these conclusions. PMID:25208120

  6. A survey of the management of needlestick injuries from incapacitated patients in intensive care units.

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    Burrows, L A; Padkin, A

    2010-09-01

    The Human Tissue Act 2004 and Mental Capacity Act 2005 resulted in a change in the management of needlestick injuries sustained from incapacitated patients. It appears unlawful to test for blood-borne viruses without a patient's consent for the sole benefit of the healthcare worker. This survey of intensive care units within England, Wales and Northern Ireland investigated how needlestick injuries from incapacitated patients had been managed within the previous year. Of the 225 intensive care units surveyed, 99 (44%) responded. Sixty-two (62.6%) reported a needlestick injury to a healthcare worker from an incapacitated patient. Thirty-six (64.3%) patients were tested for blood-borne viruses without consent. Sixteen (25.8%) patients tested positive for blood-borne viruses. Only 19 (30.6%) healthcare workers took post-exposure prophylaxis following the injury. These results show that needlestick injuries from incapacitated patients are common and that the majority of patients were tested for blood-borne viruses without consent. PMID:21198483

  7. Clevidipine: a review of its use for managing blood pressure in perioperative and intensive care settings.

    PubMed

    Keating, Gillian M

    2014-10-01

    The ultrashort-acting dihydropyridine calcium channel antagonist clevidipine (Cleviprex(®)) has a rapid onset and offset of effect and reduces blood pressure (BP) by decreasing arteriolar resistance without affecting venous capacitance vessels. This article reviews the clinical efficacy and tolerability of intravenous clevidipine when used to manage BP in perioperative and intensive care settings, as well as summarizing its pharmacological properties. Intravenous clevidipine effectively treated preoperative and postoperative hypertension in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, according to the results of the randomized, multicentre, double-blind, phase III ESCAPE-1 and ESCAPE-2 trials. The randomized, open-label, multicentre, phase III ECLIPSE trials indicated that in terms of keeping systolic BP within the target range, clevidipine was more effective than nitroglycerin or sodium nitroprusside perioperatively and had similar efficacy to nicardipine postoperatively in cardiac surgery patients. In small, double-blind trials in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery, perioperative clevidipine was noninferior to nitroglycerin, and postoperative clevidipine had similar efficacy to sodium nitroprusside. Noncomparative studies demonstrated that clevidipine provided rapid BP control in patients with acute neurological injuries (including intracerebral haemorrhage, subarachnoid haemorrhage and acute ischaemic stroke), and was not associated with 'overshoot' in the vast majority of patients. Intravenous clevidipine was generally well tolerated and was usually associated with no reflex tachycardia or only very modest increases in heart rate. In conclusion, intravenous clevidipine is a valuable agent for the management of BP in perioperative and intensive care settings. PMID:25312594

  8. Effect of 26 Years of Intensively Managed Carya cathayensis Stands on Soil Organic Carbon and Fertility

    PubMed Central

    Wu, Jiasen; Huang, Jianqin; Liu, Dan; Li, Jianwu; Zhang, Jinchi; Wang, Hailong

    2014-01-01

    Chinese hickory (Carya cathayensis), a popular nut food tree species, is mainly distributed in southeastern China. A field study was carried out to investigate the effect of long-term intensive management on fertility of soils under a C. cathayensis forest. Results showed that after 26 years' intensive management, the soil organic carbon (SOC) content of the A and B horizons reduced by 19% and 14%, respectively. The reduced components of SOC are mainly the alkyl C and O-alkyl C, whereas the aromatic C and carbonyl C remain unchanged. The reduction of active organic matter could result in degradation of soil fertility. The pH value of soil in the A horizon had dropped by 0.7 units on average. The concentrations of the major nutrients also showed a decreasing trend. On average the concentrations of total nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) of tested soils dropped by 21.8%, 7.6%, and 13.6%, respectively, in the A horizon. To sustain the soil fertility and C. cathayensis production, it is recommended that more organic fertilizers (manures) should be used together with chemical fertilizers. Lime should also be applied to reduce soil acidity. PMID:24558339

  9. ISO 9000 Quality Management System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hadjicostas, Evsevios

    The ISO 9000 series describes a quality management system applicable to any organization. In this chapter we present the requirements of the standard in a way that is as close as possible to the needs of analytical laboratories. The sequence of the requirements follows that in the ISO 9001:2008 standard. In addition, the guidelines for performance improvement set out in the ISO 9004 are reviewed. Both standards should be used as a reference as well as the basis for further elaboration.

  10. Earlier Discharge of Infants from Neonatal Intensive Care Units: A Pilot Program of Specialized Case Management and Home Care

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Susan S. Spinner; Renee B. Girifalco; Eric Gibson; Robert L. Stavis; Jay S. Greenspan; Alan R. Spitzer

    1998-01-01

    A multidisciplinary approach using a neonatology independent physicians association, affiliated hospitals, a pediatric home care company, and a health maintenance organization was designed to promote earlier safe discharge of infants from intensive care. This pilot project involved 43 infants who received case management and early discharge home with home oxygen, monitoring, intravenous antibiotics, gavage feedings, phototherapy, or nutritional management for

  11. Intensive management fails to promote recruitment in the last large population of Juniperus communis (L.) in Flanders (Belgium)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kris Verheyen; Koen Schreurs; Bert Vanholen; Martin Hermy

    2005-01-01

    In this study, the effectiveness of management measures aimed at promoting recruitment in the last large Flemish juniper population at Heiderbos is evaluated. We resurveyed demographic plots 23 years after their establishment in 1980 and linked the population changes with detailed records of the intensive management during the same period. Between 1980 and 2003 the population size has decreased by

  12. Use of a Knowledge Management System in Waste Management Projects

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Gruendler; W. U. Boetsch; U. Holzhauer; R. A. Nies

    2006-01-01

    In Germany the knowledge management system 'WasteInfo' about waste management and disposal issues has been developed and implemented. Beneficiaries of 'WasteInfo' are official decision makers having access to a large information pool. The information pool is fed by experts, so called authors This means compiling of information, evaluation and assigning of appropriate properties (metadata) to this information. The knowledge management

  13. An expert system for EEG monitoring in the pediatric intensive care unit Y. Sia, J. Gotmana,

    E-print Network

    Pasupathy, Anitha

    An expert system for EEG monitoring in the pediatric intensive care unit Y. Sia, J. Gotmana, *, A a warning system for the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The system should be able to make statements and testing the system using the rotation method, thus separating training and testing data. Results

  14. Electric vehicle energy management system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Alaoui, Chakib

    This thesis investigates and analyzes novel strategies for the optimum energy management of electric vehicles (EVs). These are aimed to maximize the useful life of the EV batteries and make the EV more practical in order to increase its acceptability to market. The first strategy concerns the right choice of the batteries for the EV according to the user's driving habits, which may vary. Tests conducted at the University of Massachusetts Lowell battery lab show that the batteries perform differently from one manufacturer to the other. The second strategy was to investigate the fast chargeability of different batteries, which leads to reduce the time needed to recharge the EV battery pack. Tests were conducted again to prove that only few battery types could be fast charged. Test data were used to design a fast battery charger that could be installed in an EV charging station. The third strategy was the design, fabrication and application of an Electric Vehicle Diagnostic and Rejuvenation System (EVDRS). This system is based on Mosfet Controlled Thyristors (MCTs). It is capable of quickly identifying any failing battery(s) within the EV pack and rejuvenating the whole battery pack without dismantling them and unloading them. A novel algorithm to rejuvenate Electric Vehicle Sealed Lead Acid Batteries is described. This rejuvenation extends the useful life of the batteries and makes the EV more competitive. The fourth strategy was to design a thermal management system for EV, which is crucial to the safe operation, and the achievement of normal/optimal performance of, electric vehicle (EV) batteries. A novel approach for EV thermal management, based on Pettier-Effect heat pumps, was designed, fabricated and tested in EV. It shows the application of this type of technology for thermal management of EVs.

  15. Sequencing Information Management System (SIMS). Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1996-01-01

    A feasibility study to develop a requirements analysis and functional specification for a data management system for large-scale DNA sequencing laboratories resulted in a functional specification for a Sequencing Information Management System (SIMS). This document reports the results of this feasibility study, and includes a functional specification for a SIMS relational schema. The SIMS is an integrated information management system

  16. Microcomputer Database Management Systems for Bibliographic Data.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pollard, Richard

    1986-01-01

    Discusses criteria for evaluating microcomputer database management systems (DBMS) used for storage and retrieval of bibliographic data. Two popular types of microcomputer DBMS--file management systems and relational database management systems--are evaluated with respect to these criteria. (Author/MBR)

  17. CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION Quality Management Systems

    E-print Network

    Rodriguez, Carlos

    CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION Quality Management Systems INDIAN AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS RESEARCH Certifications Limited Certifies that the Management System of the above mentioned Company has been assessed and meets the requirements established by the following rules: ISO 9001 :2008 The Management System Includes

  18. Web Based UNIX File Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gufran Mohammed; Heru Xue; Jiang Guo

    2010-01-01

    We have developed a web based UNIX file management system to facilitate different background users to use UNIX system. It is a cross-platform UNIX file management system that can be used from any web browser to execute file management operations on a UNIX server. Any user with a valid account on a UNIX server will be able to login to

  19. Job Task Systems Management of Government Organizations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Huettner, Charles H.

    1988-01-01

    The author proposes an integrated systems approach to managing governmental organizations based on a job task analysis called Job Task Systems Management. Job task analysis is not merely a basis for training development, but also a foundation for all other aspects of the organization's management system. An application example is provided.…

  20. Stereotactic Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Using the HI-ART II Helical Tomotherapy System

    SciTech Connect

    Holmes, Timothy W. [St. Agnes Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD (United States); Integrated Medical Technologies, Troy, NY (United States)], E-mail: tholmes@stagnes.org; Hudes, Richard; Dziuba, Sylwester; Kazi, Abdul; Hall, Mark; Dawson, Dana [St. Agnes Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD (United States); Integrated Medical Technologies, Troy, NY (United States)

    2008-07-01

    The highly integrated adaptive radiation therapy (HI-ART II) helical tomotherapy unit is a new radiotherapy machine designed to achieve highly precise and accurate treatments at all body sites. The precision and accuracy of the HI-ART II is similar to that provided by stereotactic radiosurgery systems, hence the historical distinction between external beam radiotherapy and stereotactic procedures based on differing precision requirements is removed for this device. The objectives of this work are: (1) to describe stereotactic helical tomotherapy processes (SRS, SBRT); (2) to show that the precision and accuracy of the HI-ART meet the requirements defined for SRS and SBRT; and (3) to describe the clinical implementation of a stereotactic image-guided intensity modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) system that incorporates optical motion management.

  1. Integrated Building Management System (IBMS)

    SciTech Connect

    Anita Lewis

    2012-07-01

    This project provides a combination of software and services that more easily and cost-effectively help to achieve optimized building performance and energy efficiency. Featuring an open-platform, cloud- hosted application suite and an intuitive user experience, this solution simplifies a traditionally very complex process by collecting data from disparate building systems and creating a single, integrated view of building and system performance. The Fault Detection and Diagnostics algorithms developed within the IBMS have been designed and tested as an integrated component of the control algorithms running the equipment being monitored. The algorithms identify the normal control behaviors of the equipment without interfering with the equipment control sequences. The algorithms also work without interfering with any cooperative control sequences operating between different pieces of equipment or building systems. In this manner the FDD algorithms create an integrated building management system.

  2. System safety management lessons learned

    SciTech Connect

    Piatt, J.A.

    1989-05-01

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition directed the Army Safety Center to provide an audit of the causes of accidents and safety of use restrictions on recently fielded systems by tracking residual hazards back through the acquisition process. The objective was to develop ''lessons learned'' that could be applied to the acquisition process to minimize mishaps in fielded systems. System safety management lessons learned are defined as Army practices or policies, derived from past successes and failures, that are expected to be effective in eliminating or reducing specific systemic causes of residual hazards. They are broadly applicable and supportive of the Army structure and acquisition objectives. 29 refs., 7 figs.

  3. Combat Agility Management System (CAMS)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Skow, Andrew; Porada, William

    1994-01-01

    The proper management of energy becomes a complex task in fighter aircraft which have high angle of attack (AOA) capability. Maneuvers at high AOA are accompanied by high bleed rates (velocity decrease), a characteristic that is usually undesirable in a typical combat arena. Eidetics has developed under NASA SBIR Phase 1 and NAVAIR SBIR Phase 2 contracts a system which allows a pilot to more easily and effectively manage the trade-off of energy (airspeed or altitude) for turn rate while not imposing hard limits on the high AOA nose pointing capability that can be so important in certain air combat maneuver situations. This has been accomplished by incorporating a two-stage angle of attack limiter into the flight control laws. The first stage sets a limit on AOA to achieve a limit on the maximum bleed rate (selectable) by limiting AOA to values which are dependent on the aircraft attitude and dynamic pressure (or flight path, velocity, and altitude). The second stage sets an AOA limit near the AOA for C(sub l max). One of the principal benefits of such a system is that it enables a low-experience pilot to become much more proficient at managing his energy. The Phase 2 simulation work is complete, and an exploratory flight test on the F-18 HARV is planned for the Fall of 1994 to demonstrate/validate the concept.

  4. High intensity ionization-electrostatic precipitation system for particle removal

    SciTech Connect

    Chang, C.M.

    1981-02-17

    In the removal of particles from a gas stream by high intensity ionization and then collection by electrostatic precipitation, flow of the electrostatically charged gas entering the precipitation is restricted in a non-uniform manner.

  5. [Applications of the hospital statistics management system].

    PubMed

    Zhai, Hong; Ren, Yong; Liu, Jing; Li, You-Zhang; Ma, Xiao-Long; Jiao, Tao-Tao

    2008-01-01

    The Hospital Statistics Management System is built on an Office Automation Platform of Shandong provincial hospital system. Its workflow, role and popedom technologies are used to standardize and optimize the management program of statistics in the total quality control of hospital statistics. The system's applications have combined the office automation platform with the statistics management in a hospital and this provides a practical example of a modern hospital statistics management model. PMID:18438057

  6. Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) Configuration Management Plan. Revision 1

    SciTech Connect

    Weidert, R.S.

    1994-01-01

    This document describes the Software Configuration Management (SCM) approach and procedures to be utilized in developing and maintaining the Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS). The configuration management procedures are necessary to ensure that any changes made to software and related documentation are consistent with ATMS goals and contained securely in a central library. This plan applies to all software and associated documentation used in producing ATMS V1.0 and ATMS V2.0 system.

  7. Improved Heat Transfer and Performance of High Intensity Combustion Systems for Reformer Furnace Applications 

    E-print Network

    Williams, F. D. M.; Kondratas, H. M.

    1983-01-01

    Developments over the past fifteen years have evolved new short flame, high intensity (1,000,000 BTU/HR/ft3 ) combustion systems for industrial uses. Such systems produce a more uniform and higher heat flux than conventional low intensity systems...

  8. Lebar Bajec I et al.: PICAMS Post Intensive CAre Monitoring System20 Research Paper

    E-print Network

    Bajec, Iztok Lebar

    with haemodynamically important cardiovascular and respiratory system diseases are usually hospitalized in Intensive,4,5 or wireless LAN6 ), which are gradually becoming more and more widespread in modern information systemsLebar Bajec I et al.: PICAMS ­ Post Intensive CAre Monitoring System20 Research Paper PICAMS: Post

  9. Impact of Hydrologic Variability on Nutrient Age Distribution in Intensively Managed Landscapes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kumar, P.; Woo, D. K.

    2014-12-01

    The distribution, concentration, and transport of nutrients in agricultural landscapes are of significant societal concern. Our interests in reactive nitrogen and the nitrogen cycle have shifted from increasing the efficiency of nitrogen delivery to target crop species to decreasing environmental damage caused by intensive agricultural practices. Enhancing the reactive nitrogen use efficiency to increase food production to meet future demand inevitably contributes to an increase in the reactive nitrogen load in the ecosystem, and damaging the environment. However, due to the complexity of the nitrogen cycle, the dynamics of nitrogen in soils and its interactions with ecohydrological processes at the watershed and regional scales are not well understood to enable adequate remedial measures. To unravel the complexity of this dynamics we have developed a model for characterizing the nitrogen age (elapsed time) distribution. The goal of our study is to develop and analyze the dynamics of nitrogen in the context of age and transit times resulting from advection, mixing, and production/destruction processes; evaluate the effects of micro-topographic variability on the nitrogen age distributions; and investigate how the temporal dynamics of the nitrogen age distribution are affected by changes in the variability of climate drivers. Our study is performed for the Upper Sangamon River Basin in the Critical Zone Observatory for Intensively Managed Landscapes (IML-CZO).

  10. Design and Data Management System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Messer, Elizabeth; Messer, Brad; Carter, Judy; Singletary, Todd; Albasini, Colby; Smith, Tammy

    2007-01-01

    The Design and Data Management System (DDMS) was developed to automate the NASA Engineering Order (EO) and Engineering Change Request (ECR) processes at the Propulsion Test Facilities at Stennis Space Center for efficient and effective Configuration Management (CM). Prior to the development of DDMS, the CM system was a manual, paper-based system that required an EO or ECR submitter to walk the changes through the acceptance process to obtain necessary approval signatures. This approval process could take up to two weeks, and was subject to a variety of human errors. The process also requires that the CM office make copies and distribute them to the Configuration Control Board members for review prior to meetings. At any point, there was a potential for an error or loss of the change records, meaning the configuration of record was not accurate. The new Web-based DDMS eliminates unnecessary copies, reduces the time needed to distribute the paperwork, reduces time to gain the necessary signatures, and prevents the variety of errors inherent in the previous manual system. After implementation of the DDMS, all EOs and ECRs can be automatically checked prior to submittal to ensure that the documentation is complete and accurate. Much of the configuration information can be documented in the DDMS through pull-down forms to ensure consistent entries by the engineers and technicians in the field. The software also can electronically route the documents through the signature process to obtain the necessary approvals needed for work authorization. The workflow of the system allows for backups and timestamps that determine the correct routing and completion of all required authorizations in a more timely manner, as well as assuring the quality and accuracy of the configuration documents.

  11. Administration and Management: Library Automation Systems Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cheney, Hal

    1993-01-01

    Describes a project control system for Indiana State University's Library Systems and Automation Department. Organizing project information, managing priorities, defining projects and recurring activities, time management, identifying tasks, and service requests are discussed. The management decision-making process for new, proposed, and completed…

  12. Silvicultural Systems for Managing Ponderosa Pine1

    E-print Network

    Standiford, Richard B.

    Silvicultural Systems for Managing Ponderosa Pine1 Andrew Youngblood2 Abstract Silviculturists have, harvesting, and re-establishing a stand) for ponderosa pine, with uneven-aged systems used to a lesser degree in the management of ponderosa pine are reviewed; issues that likely will affect the future management of ponderosa

  13. Electronic Reserves and Blackboard's Course Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charlotte Cubbage

    2003-01-01

    Electronic reserves joined the mainstream in academic libraries about the same time that course management systems were being developed. Containing much broader applicability and aimed at a larger audience, course management systems achieved a rapid popularity and familiarity with faculty and students. Because one of the course management functions, delivery of electronic documents, overlapped with electronic reserves, faculty, students, and

  14. Strategic Planning and Risk Management Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John M. Mulvey

    Leading financial institutions -- banks, insurance companies, federal treasury departments, and pension plans -- are developing integrated risk management systems. These optimization systems assist executives and policy makers to manage their operations in an efficient manner. Several European countries require risk-audits for all publicly traded companies. The public sector has begun applying similar technologies. Prominent examples include: integrated risk management

  15. 23 CFR 971.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Management systems requirements. 971.204 Section 971...LANDS HIGHWAYS FOREST SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Forest Highway Program Management Systems § 971.204 Management systems...

  16. 23 CFR 970.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Management systems requirements. 970.204 Section 970...HIGHWAYS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS National Park Service Management Systems § 970.204 Management systems...

  17. 23 CFR 973.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 2014-04-01 false Management systems requirements. 973.204 Section 973... FEDERAL LANDS HIGHWAYS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PERTAINING TO THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS... Bureau of Indian Affairs Management Systems § 973.204 Management systems...

  18. 23 CFR 973.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 2011-04-01 false Management systems requirements. 973.204 Section 973... FEDERAL LANDS HIGHWAYS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PERTAINING TO THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS... Bureau of Indian Affairs Management Systems § 973.204 Management systems...

  19. 23 CFR 973.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

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  20. 23 CFR 972.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Management systems requirements. 972.204 Section 972...HIGHWAYS FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Fish and Wildlife Service Management Systems § 972.204 Management systems...

  1. 23 CFR 973.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 2012-04-01 false Management systems requirements. 973.204 Section 973... FEDERAL LANDS HIGHWAYS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PERTAINING TO THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS... Bureau of Indian Affairs Management Systems § 973.204 Management systems...

  2. 23 CFR 971.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

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  3. 23 CFR 972.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Management systems requirements. 972.204 Section 972...HIGHWAYS FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Fish and Wildlife Service Management Systems § 972.204 Management systems...

  4. 23 CFR 970.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Management systems requirements. 970.204 Section 970...HIGHWAYS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS National Park Service Management Systems § 970.204 Management systems...

  5. 23 CFR 972.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Management systems requirements. 972.204 Section 972...HIGHWAYS FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Fish and Wildlife Service Management Systems § 972.204 Management systems...

  6. 23 CFR 971.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Management systems requirements. 971.204 Section 971...LANDS HIGHWAYS FOREST SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Forest Highway Program Management Systems § 971.204 Management systems...

  7. Integrated Brush Management Systems for Texas 

    E-print Network

    Hanselka, C. Wayne; Hamilton, Wayne T.; Rector, Barron S.

    2001-01-04

    Integrated Brush Management Systems (IBMS) involve careful analysis of range resources and ranch goals in order to develop solutions to brush problems. Successful use of IBMS should result in improved management processes and greater profitability...

  8. Knowledge Management Systems and Organizational Change Management: The Case of Siemens ShareNet

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hauke Heier; Susanne Strahringer

    2006-01-01

    Earlier research has shown the interdependence of Knowledge Management Systems’ (KMS) implementations and corporate cultures.\\u000a This study builds on and extends this research by exploring how knowledge-intensive corporate cultures can be established.\\u000a Employing a case study approach, we analyze the (successful) implementation of Siemens Information and Communication Networks\\u000a (ICN) group division’s ShareNet, a global knowledge sharing network for the sales

  9. Model Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum in an Intensive Care Unit Fellowship Program and Its Impact on Patient Management

    PubMed Central

    Killu, Keith; Coba, Victor; Mendez, Michael; Reddy, Subhash; Adrzejewski, Tanja; Huang, Yung; Ede, Jessica; Horst, Mathilda

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. This study was designed to assess the clinical applicability of a Point-of-Care (POC) ultrasound curriculum into an intensive care unit (ICU) fellowship program and its impact on patient care. Methods. A POC ultrasound curriculum for the surgical ICU (SICU) fellowship was designed and implemented in an urban, academic tertiary care center. It included 30 hours of didactics and hands-on training on models. Minimum requirement for each ICU fellow was to perform 25–50 exams on respective systems or organs for a total not less than 125 studies on ICU. The ICU fellows implemented the POC ultrasound curriculum into their daily practice in managing ICU patients, under supervision from ICU staff physicians, who were instructors in POC ultrasound. Impact on patient care including finding a new diagnosis or change in patient management was reviewed over a period of one academic year. Results. 873 POC ultrasound studies in 203 patients admitted to the surgical ICU were reviewed for analysis. All studies included were done through the POC ultrasound curriculum training. The most common exams performed were 379 lung/pleural exams, 239 focused echocardiography and hemodynamic exams, and 237 abdominal exams. New diagnosis was found in 65.52% of cases (95% CI 0.590, 0.720). Changes in patient management were found in 36.95% of cases (95% CI 0.303, 0.435). Conclusions. Implementation of POC ultrasound in the ICU with a structured fellowship curriculum was associated with an increase in new diagnosis in about 2/3 and change in management in over 1/3 of ICU patients studied. PMID:25478217

  10. Greenhouse gas budget (CO2, CH4 and N2O) of intensively managed grassland following restoration

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Merbold, Lutz; Eugster, Werner; Stieger, Jacqueline; Zahniser, Mark; Nelson, David; Buchmann, Nina

    2014-05-01

    The first full greenhouse gas (GHG) flux budget of an intensively managed grassland in Switzerland (Chamau) is presented. The three major trace gases, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) were measured with the eddy covariance (EC) technique. For CO2 concentrations, an open-path infrared gas analyzer was used, while N2O and CH4 concentrations were measured with a recently developed continuous-wave quantum cascade laser absorption spectrometer (QCLAS). We investigated the magnitude of these trace gas emissions after grassland restoration, including ploughing, harrowing, sowing and fertilization with inorganic and organic fertilizers in 2012. Large peaks of N2O fluxes (20 - 50 nmol m-2 s-1 compared to a < 5 nmol m-2 s-1 background) were observed during thawing of the soil after the winter period and after mineral fertilizer application followed by re-sowing in the beginning of the summer season. N2O fluxes were controlled by nitrogen input, plant productivity, soil water content and temperature. Management activities led to increased variations of N2O fluxes up to 14 days after the management event as compared to background fluxes measured during periods without management (< 5nmol m-2 s-1). Fluxes of CO2 remained small until full plant development in early summer 2012. In contrast methane emissions showed only minor variations over time. The annual GHG flux budget was dominated by N2O (48 % contribution) and CO2 emissions (44 %). CH4 flux contribution to the annual budget was only minor (8 %). We conclude that recently developed multi-species QCLAS in an EC system open new opportunities to determine the temporal variation of N2O and CH4 fluxes, which further allow to quantify annual emissions. With respect to grassland restoration, our study emphasizes the key role of N2O and CO2 losses after ploughing, changing a permanent grassland from a carbon sink to a significant carbon source.

  11. A study of relationship between laser intensity and scanning frequency in MEMS scanning system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Chunhui; Qu, Yang; Pang, Yajun; Ren, Xiaoyao

    2015-03-01

    The periodic variation of laser intensity in MEMS scanning interferometer system is one of the most important factors which influence the interferometer performance. In this paper, we analyzed the relationship between MEMS scanning device scanning frequency and the received laser intensity, by simulation and experiment, get the conclusion of that: in MEMS scanning interferometer system, the slow axis vibration frequency of MEMS scanning device determines the received laser intensity.

  12. Scintillator hodoscope system for a high intensity beam

    SciTech Connect

    De Palma, M.; Macchia, G.; Maggi, G.; Nappi, E.; Ranieri, A.; Sacchetti, A.; Selvaggi, G.; Spinelli, P.

    1985-07-01

    In this paper the authors describe the construction and the operation of a scintillator hodoscope used in an intense beam. By using a fast scintillator (Pilot U), an XP1910 photomultiplier, and an appropriate electronic chain, a two-pulse separation of 6 ns per channel and a time resolution (sigma) of 210 ps were obtained.

  13. Managing soil properties through dryland cropping system intensities

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The transition from irrigated to dryland production is imminent for the Southern High Plains region due to the minimum recharge occurring to the Ogallala aquifer. Thus, a long-term dryland study was established on USDA-ARS farmland near Lubbock, Texas in 2003 to evaluate the ability of different cr...

  14. A Lightweight, High-performance I/O Management Package for Data-intensive Computing

    SciTech Connect

    Wang, Jun

    2011-06-22

    Our group has been working with ANL collaborators on the topic ā??bridging the gap between parallel file system and local file systemā?¯ during the course of this project period. We visited Argonne National Lab -- Dr. Robert Rossā??s group for one week in the past summer 2007. We looked over our current project progress and planned the activities for the incoming years 2008-09. The PI met Dr. Robert Ross several times such as HEC FSIO workshop 08, SCā??08 and SCā??10. We explored the opportunities to develop a production system by leveraging our current prototype to (SOGP+PVFS) a new PVFS version. We delivered SOGP+PVFS codes to ANL PVFS2 group in 2008.We also talked about exploring a potential project on developing new parallel programming models and runtime systems for data-intensive scalable computing (DISC). The methodology is to evolve MPI towards DISC by incorporating some functions of Google MapReduce parallel programming model. More recently, we are together exploring how to leverage existing works to perform (1) coordination/aggregation of local I/O operations prior to movement over the WAN, (2) efficient bulk data movement over the WAN, (3) latency hiding techniques for latency-intensive operations. Since 2009, we start applying Hadoop/MapReduce to some HEC applications with LANL scientists John Bent and Salman Habib. Another on-going work is to improve checkpoint performance at I/O forwarding Layer for the Road Runner super computer with James Nuetz and Gary Gridder at LANL. Two senior undergraduates from our research group did summer internships about high-performance file and storage system projects in LANL since 2008 for consecutive three years. Both of them are now pursuing Ph.D. degree in our group and will be 4th year in the PhD program in Fall 2011 and go to LANL to advance two above-mentioned works during this winter break. Since 2009, we have been collaborating with several computer scientists (Gary Grider, John bent, Parks Fields, James Nunez, Hsing-Bung Chen, etc) from HPC5 and James Ahrens from Advanced Computing Laboratory in Los Alamos National Laboratory. We hold a weekly conference and/or video meeting on advancing works at two fronts: the hardware/software infrastructure of building large-scale data intensive cluster and research publications. Our group members assist in constructing several onsite LANL data intensive clusters. Two parties have been developing software codes and research papers together using both sidesā?? resources.

  15. AOIPS water resources data management system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Merritt, E. S.; Shotwell, R. L.; Place, M. C.; Belknap, N. J.

    1976-01-01

    A geocoded data management system applicable for hydrological applications was designed to demonstrate the utility of the Atmospheric and Oceanographic Information Processing System (AOIPS) for hydrological applications. Within that context, the geocoded hydrology data management system was designed to take advantage of the interactive capability of the AOIPS hardware. Portions of the Water Resource Data Management System which best demonstrate the interactive nature of the hydrology data management system were implemented on the AOIPS. A hydrological case study was prepared using all data supplied for the Bear River watershed located in northwest Utah, southeast Idaho, and western Wyoming.

  16. Managing Space System Faults: Coalescing NASA's Views

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    Muirhead, Brian; Fesq, Lorraine

    2012-01-01

    Managing faults and their resultant failures is a fundamental and critical part of developing and operating aerospace systems. Yet, recent studies have shown that the engineering "discipline" required to manage faults is not widely recognized nor evenly practiced within the NASA community. Attempts to simply name this discipline in recent years has been fraught with controversy among members of the Integrated Systems Health Management (ISHM), Fault Management (FM), Fault Protection (FP), Hazard Analysis (HA), and Aborts communities. Approaches to managing space system faults typically are unique to each organization, with little commonality in the architectures, processes and practices across the industry.

  17. The role of metrics and measurements in a software intensive total quality management environment

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    Daniels, Charles B.

    1992-01-01

    Paramax Space Systems began its mission as a member of the Rockwell Space Operations Company (RSOC) team which was the successful bidder on a massive operations consolidation contract for the Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) at JSC. The contract awarded to the team was the Space Transportation System Operations Contract (STSOC). Our initial challenge was to accept responsibility for a very large, highly complex and fragmented collection of software from eleven different contractors and transform it into a coherent, operational baseline. Concurrently, we had to integrate a diverse group of people from eleven different companies into a single, cohesive team. Paramax executives recognized the absolute necessity to develop a business culture based on the concept of employee involvement to execute and improve the complex process of our new environment. Our executives clearly understood that management needed to set the example and lead the way to quality improvement. The total quality management policy and the metrics used in this endeavor are presented.

  18. Systems thinking for the integration of management systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan Jonker; Stanislav Karapetrovic

    2004-01-01

    This paper discusses how a systems approach to management can be used to facilitate the development and implementation of an integrated management system (IMS) in an organization. It is argued that any solution to address the rapidly growing need for the integration of function-specific management systems requires two elements: a conceptual model and a supporting methodology. While the research on

  19. Advice to Managers Payroll / Personnel System

    E-print Network

    Yamamoto, Keith

    with several principle objectives to : Protect the integrity of the payroll/ personnel systemAdvice to Managers Payroll / Personnel System Table of Contents I. Introduction II. System Development Principles III. Accountability IV. Preparer and Reviewer Guidelines V. Organizational Roles

  20. The Dark Energy Survey Data Management System

    SciTech Connect

    Mohr, Joseph J.; /Illinois U., Urbana, Astron. Dept. /Illinois U., Urbana; Barkhouse, Wayne; /North Dakota U.; Beldica, Cristina; /Illinois U., Urbana; Bertin, Emmanuel; /Paris, Inst. Astrophys.; Dora Cai, Y.; /NCSA, Urbana; Nicolaci da Costa, Luiz A.; /Rio de Janeiro Observ.; Darnell, J.Anthony; /Illinois U., Urbana, Astron. Dept.; Daues, Gregory E.; /NCSA, Urbana; Jarvis, Michael; /Pennsylvania U.; Gower, Michelle; /NCSA, Urbana; Lin, Huan; /Fermilab /Rio de Janeiro Observ.

    2008-07-01

    The Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration will study cosmic acceleration with a 5000 deg2 griZY survey in the southern sky over 525 nights from 2011-2016. The DES data management (DESDM) system will be used to process and archive these data and the resulting science ready data products. The DESDM system consists of an integrated archive, a processing framework, an ensemble of astronomy codes and a data access framework. We are developing the DESDM system for operation in the high performance computing (HPC) environments at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Fermilab. Operating the DESDM system in an HPC environment offers both speed and flexibility. We will employ it for our regular nightly processing needs, and for more compute-intensive tasks such as large scale image coaddition campaigns, extraction of weak lensing shear from the full survey dataset, and massive seasonal reprocessing of the DES data. Data products will be available to the Collaboration and later to the public through a virtual-observatory compatible web portal. Our approach leverages investments in publicly available HPC systems, greatly reducing hardware and maintenance costs to the project, which must deploy and maintain only the storage, database platforms and orchestration and web portal nodes that are specific to DESDM. In Fall 2007, we tested the current DESDM system on both simulated and real survey data. We used TeraGrid to process 10 simulated DES nights (3TB of raw data), ingesting and calibrating approximately 250 million objects into the DES Archive database. We also used DESDM to process and calibrate over 50 nights of survey data acquired with the Mosaic2 camera. Comparison to truth tables in the case of the simulated data and internal crosschecks in the case of the real data indicate that astrometric and photometric data quality is excellent.

  1. Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency curves at ungauged sites: risk management under changing climate

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    Liew, San Chuin; Raghavan, Srivatsan V.; Liong, Shie-Yui

    2014-12-01

    The impact of a changing climate is already being felt on several hydrological systems both on a regional and sub-regional scale of the globe. Southeast Asia is one of the regions strongly affected by climate change. With climate change, one of the anticipated impacts is an increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme rainfall which further increase the region's flood catastrophes, human casualties and economic loss. Optimal mitigation measures can be undertaken only when stormwater systems are designed using rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) curves derived from a long and good quality rainfall data. Developing IDF curves for the future climate can be even more challenging especially for ungauged sites. The current practice to derive current climate's IDF curves for ungauged sites is, for example, to `borrow' or `interpolate' data from regions of climatologically similar characteristics. Recent measures to derive IDF curves for present climate was performed by extracting rainfall data from a high spatial resolution Regional Climate Model driven by ERA-40 reanalysis dataset. This approach has been demonstrated on an ungauged site (Java, Indonesia) and the results were quite promising. In this paper, the authors extend the application of the approach to other ungauged sites particularly in Peninsular Malaysia. The results of the study undoubtedly have significance contribution in terms of local and regional hydrology (Malaysia and Southeast Asian countries). The anticipated impacts of climate change especially increase in rainfall intensity and its frequency appreciates the derivation of future IDF curves in this study. It also provides policy makers better information on the adequacy of storm drainage design, for the current climate at the ungauged sites, and the adequacy of the existing storm drainage to cope with the impacts of climate change.

  2. Time domain referencing in intensity modulation fiber optic sensing systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Adamovsky, G.

    1986-01-01

    Intensity modulation sensors are classified depending on the way in which the reference and signal channels are separated: in space, wavelength (frequency), or time domains. To implement the time domain referencing different types of fiber optic (FO) loops have been used. A pulse of short duration sent into the loop results in a series of pulses of different amplitudes. The information about the measured parameter is retrieved from the relative amplitudes of pulses in the same train.

  3. Time domain referencing in intensity modulation fiber optic sensing systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Adamovsky, Grigory

    1986-01-01

    Intensity modulation sensors are classified by the way in which the reference and signal channels are separated: in space, wavelength, or time domains. To implement the time-domain referencing, different types of fiber-optic loops have been used. A pulse of short duration sent into the loop results in a series of pulses of different amplitudes. The information about the measured parameter is retrieved from the relative amplitudes of pulses in the same train.

  4. Agri-environmental grass hay: nutritive value and intake in comparison with hay from intensively managed grassland

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. O. Fiems; J. L. De Boever; A De Vliegher; J. M. Vanacker; D. L. De Brabander; L Carlier

    2004-01-01

    Chemical composition, digestibility, nutritive value and intake of hay from an agri-environmental management (EH) were compared with those from hay (Lolium perenne) from an intensive management (IH). IH was of low to moderate quality because of unfavourable weather conditions. EH was harvested mid-June of 2000 (EH1) and 2001 (EH2) on the same sward that had not received mineral fertilizer for

  5. Land use effects on soil carbon fractions in the southeastern United States. I. Management-intensive versus extensive grazing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard T. Conant; Johan Six; Keith Paustian

    2003-01-01

    Changes in grassland management intended to increase productivity can lead to sequestration of substantial amounts of atmospheric C in soils. Management-intensive grazing (MiG) can increase forage production in mesic pastures, but potential impacts on soil C have not been evaluated. We sampled four pastures (to 50 cm depth) in Virginia, USA, under MiG and neighboring pastures that were extensively grazed or

  6. Seminar 10! Project Management & System Design!

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    Stengel, Robert F.

    (e.g., sample return)" ·# Power and Propulsion" ­#Solar cells" ­# Kick motor/ payload assist module://www.princeton.edu/~stengel/FRS.html! Project Management & System Design: ! [Fundamentals of Space Systems] Ch. 1 (ER); [Digital Apollo] Ch 5 (ER)" " Spacecraft Guidance: ![Understanding Space] Sec 12.3" Systems Engineering and Management

  7. Integrated Management Systems – Quality, Environment and Safety

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hasan Akpolat; Jichao Xu

    2002-01-01

    The implementation of management systems such as the quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems to the national and\\/or international standards I 9000, ISO 14000 and AS\\/NZS 4801 has been well researched and studied in the past. However, since the release of the completely revised quality system standard ISO 9001 in December 2000, there has been only few

  8. Development of an Integrated Distribution Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Schatz; Joe E

    2010-01-01

    This final report details the components, functionality, costs, schedule and benefits of developing an Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) for power distribution system operation. The Distribution Automation (DA) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems used by electric power companies to manage the distribution of electric power to retail energy consumers are vital components of the Nations critical infrastructure.

  9. Process Management for Geographical Information Systems Development

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen G. MacDonell

    The controlled management of software processes, an area of ongoing research in the business systems domain, is equally important in the development of geographical information systems (GIS). Appropriate software processes must be defined, used and managed in order to ensure that, as much as possible, systems are developed to quality standards on time and within budget. However, specific characteristics of

  10. Industrial Application of High Combustion Intensity Systems and Energy Conservation Implications

    E-print Network

    Williams, F. D. M.; Anderson, L. E.

    1982-01-01

    process are quantified for vortex stabilized systems. Design analyses of the fuel injectors used with gaseous, liquid and pulverized coal fuels are also presented. The resulting high intensity combustion systems evolved are illustrated with photographs...

  11. Energy management systems: no longer a luxury

    SciTech Connect

    Ebisch, R.

    1981-06-01

    The selection, maintenance, and problems of building energy management systems are discussed. Available controls range from microprocessor-based load schedulers that sell for less than $1000 to computer-based facility management systems that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The facility management systems control energy consumption, optimize comfort, interface with human operators, and provide automatic data analysis and reporting and fire, smoke and security control. (MJF)

  12. Designing quality management systems as complex adaptive systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Petter Ųgland

    Abstract Complex adaptive systems research adds to the theory of how to design systems that are resilient to change in turbulent environments. This paper reports a case story about using complex adaptive systems theory for designing a quality management system in a politically turbulent organization. The story explains how the quality management system evolved rapidly, exploiting the turbulence of the

  13. 23 CFR 973.204 - Management systems requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Management systems requirements. 973.204...TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL LANDS HIGHWAYS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PERTAINING TO THE BUREAU OF...ROADS PROGRAM Bureau of Indian Affairs Management Systems § 973.204 Management...

  14. Patient safety systems for case management.

    PubMed

    Greenberg, Liza

    2004-01-01

    Patient safety is an important concern of many healthcare stakeholders, including patients, providers, employers, health plans, and insurers. In 2003, URAC conducted a qualitative study to examine the role of utilization management programs as part of a systemic approach to promoting patient safety. Many of URAC's findings are applicable to case management as well. URAC found that most medical management companies address patient safety indirectly, as part of a global quality management program. Even so, the study identified a number of strengths that could be deployed by medical management organizations to more systematically promote patient safety. For example, case management organizations use decision support tools to assist frontline practitioners in conducting assessments and tracking interventions. Such systems could be programmed to flag safety concerns and guide interventions. The study also found that commonly used case management assessment protocols could be adapted to routinely assess for high priority safety concerns. URAC concluded that each stage of the medical management process offers opportunities for data collection and clinical interface to promote patient safety. Case managers have key positions interfacing between patients, providers, and the healthcare system. Development of safety indicators and training of staff are key elements needed to effectuate a safety program in medical management. Case management leaders in each organization and at the national level should make patient safety a priority, and define the processes for implementing safety systems wherever case management is practiced. PMID:15540075

  15. Systems Engineering Introduction to Software Quality Management

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    Bryson, Joanna J.

    1 Systems Engineering Lecture 5 Introduction to Software Quality Management Dr. Joanna Bryson Dr in a typical Quality Management process. Discuss the advantages of difficulties presented by the use of Quality by an internal and external quality attribute. 3 Software Quality Management What is Quality? A product should

  16. Senior Managers' Understanding of Knowledge Management in the Context of Enterprise Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Helmut Klaus; Guy Gable

    2000-01-01

    Employing an interpretative method, three conceptions of knowledge management have been identified among senior managers who are ‘immersed’ in ERP. Managers understand knowledge management as: (1) change management for implementing and maintaining an ERP system; (2) corporate information management based on and beyond an ERP system; (3) the integration of change management and corporate information management by means of an

  17. Computerized dairy records management systems 

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    Acosta, Alejandro E. Gonzalez

    1992-01-01

    . . . . . . 1. 3. Management Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. 3. 1. Record Keeping History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . 4 4 . . . . . . . 5 1. 3. 2. Hand-Kept v. s.... Computerized Records. . . . . . . . . . . 6 1. 3. 3. Direct Access to Records by Telephone. . . . . . . . . 6 II. HEIFER MANAGEMENT. 2. 1. Dairy Replacements. . 2. 2. Heifers Breeding Management . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . 8...

  18. Effectiveness Of Intensive Case Management For Homeless AdolescentsResults Of A 3Month Follow-Up

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Victoria Wagner; Jennifer Sy; Kim Weeden; Trish Blanchard; Ana Mari Cauce; Charles J. Morgan; Elizabeth Moore; Kathryn Wurzbacher; Sandy Tomlin

    1994-01-01

    This article describes the Seattle Homeless Adolescent Research Project (SHARP), a research demonstration program with a goal of implementing and evaluating an intensive mental health case management program for homeless adolescents. This new program, Project Passage, is based on nine primary components: (a) assessment, (b) planning, (c) linkage, (d) monitoring or tracking, (e) advocacy, (f) counseling or the therapeutic relationship,

  19. A native ground nesting bee, Nomia melanderi, sustainably managed to pollinate alfalfa across an intensively agricultural landscape

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Technical Abstract: The world’s only intensively managed ground-nesting bee, the alkali bee (Nomia melanderi Cockerell), has been used for >50 years as an effective pollinator of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) grown for seed across the western USA. Throughout the 240 km2 Touchet Valley alfalfa farmin...

  20. Intensive management of high-utilizing adults with sickle cell disease lowers admissions.

    PubMed

    Koch, Kathryn L; Karafin, Matthew S; Simpson, Pippa; Field, Joshua J

    2015-03-01

    A minority of super-utilizing adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) account for a disproportionate number of emergency department (ED) and hospital admissions. We performed a retrospective cohort study comparing the rate of admission before and after the opening of a clinic for adults with SCD. Unique to this clinic was an intensive management strategy, focusing on super-utilizing adults with 12 or more admissions per year. ED/hospital and 30 days re-admission rates were compared, 1 year pre- and post-intervention, for those adults who established in the clinic. Prior to the intervention, 17 super-utilizers, comprising 15% of the pre-intervention cohort (n?=?115), accounted for 58% of the total admissions and had an admission rate of 28 per patient-year. When pre- and post-intervention years were compared, rate of ED/hospital admission per patient-year for super-utilizers decreased from 27.9 to 13.5 (P?management strategy focusing on super-utilizing adults with SCD lowered admission and 30 day re-admission rate. PMID:25469750

  1. Cost analysis of hospital material management systems.

    PubMed

    Egbelu, P J; Harmonosky, C M; Ventura, J A; O'Brien, W E; Sommer, H J

    1998-01-01

    Integrated healthcare material management begins with manufactures of medical/surgical supplies, uses distributors and ends at the point of use at hospitals. Recent material management philosophies in the healthcare industry, such as just-in-time and stockless systems, are yet to be fully evaluated. In order to evaluate the cost effectiveness of each type of material management technique, a cost model for hospital materials management has been designed. Several case scenarios are analyzed and results are reported. PMID:9785293

  2. Electrofluidic systems for contrast management

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rebello, Keith J.; Maranchi, Jeffrey P.; Tiffany, Jason E.; Brown, Christopher Y.; Maisano, Adam J.; Hagedon, Matthew A.; Heikenfeld, Jason C.

    2012-06-01

    Operating in dynamic lighting conditions and in greatly varying backgrounds is challenging. Current paints and state-ofthe- art passive adaptive coatings (e.g. photochromics) are not suitable for multi- environment situations. A semi-active, low power, skin is needed that can adapt its reflective properties based on the background environment to minimize contrast through the development and incorporation of suitable pigment materials. Electrofluidic skins are a reflective display technology for electronic ink and paper applications. The technology is similar to that in E Ink but makes use of MEMS based microfluidic structures, instead of simple black and white ink microcapsules dispersed in clear oil. Electrofluidic skin's low power operation and fast switching speeds (~20 ms) are an improvement over current state-ofthe- art contrast management technologies. We report on a microfluidic display which utilizes diffuse pigment dispersion inks to change the contrast of the underlying substrate from 5.8% to 100%. Voltage is applied and an electromechanical pressure is used to pull a pigment dispersion based ink from a hydrophobic coated reservoir into a hydrophobic coated surface channel. When no voltage is applied, the Young-Laplace pressure pushes the pigment dispersion ink back down into the reservoir. This allows the pixel to switch from the on and off state by balancing the two pressures. Taking a systems engineering approach from the beginning of development has enabled the technology to be integrated into larger systems.

  3. Acid Sphingomyelinase Serum Activity Predicts Mortality in Intensive Care Unit Patients after Systemic Inflammation: A Prospective Cohort Study

    PubMed Central

    Reinicke, Maike; Winoto-Morbach, Supandi; Schädler, Dirk; Zick, Günther; Frerichs, Inéz; Weiler, Norbert; Schütze, Stefan

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Acid sphingomyelinase is involved in lipid signalling pathways and regulation of apoptosis by the generation of ceramide and plays an important role during the host response to infectious stimuli. It thus has the potential to be used as a novel diagnostic marker in the management of critically ill patients. The objective of our study was to evaluate acid sphingomyelinase serum activity (ASM) as a diagnostic and prognostic marker in a mixed intensive care unit population before, during, and after systemic inflammation. Methods 40 patients admitted to the intensive care unit at risk for developing systemic inflammation (defined as systemic inflammatory response syndrome plus a significant procalcitonin [PCT] increase) were included. ASM was analysed on ICU admission, before (PCTbefore), during (PCTpeak) and after (PCTlow) onset of SIRS. Patients undergoing elective surgery served as control (N?=?8). Receiver-operating characteristics curves were computed. Results ASM significantly increased after surgery in the eight control patients. Patients from the intensive care unit had significantly higher ASM on admission than control patients after surgery. 19 out of 40 patients admitted to the intensive care unit developed systemic inflammation and 21 did not, with no differences in ASM between these two groups on admission. In patients with SIRS and PCT peak, ASM between admission and PCTbefore was not different, but further increased at PCTpeak in non-survivors and was significantly higher at PCTlow compared to survivors. Survivors exhibited decreased ASM at PCTpeak and PCTlow. Receiver operating curve analysis on discrimination of ICU mortality showed an area under the curve of 0.79 for ASM at PCTlow. Conclusions In summary, ASM was generally higher in patients admitted to the intensive care unit compared to patients undergoing uncomplicated surgery. ASM did not indicate onset of systemic inflammation. In contrast to PCT however, it remained high in non-surviving ICU patients after systemic inflammation. PMID:25384060

  4. Beyond the fads: Systems thinking for managers

    SciTech Connect

    Jackson, M.C. [Univ. of Humberside (United Kingdom)

    1995-03-01

    This paper makes a comparison between research work going on in management science, particularly that taking a systems approach, and the research which underlies what is being offered to managers on the market in the form of the so-called management `fads` - concentrating here on guru theory, total quality management, business process re-engineering and the learning organization. This comparison proves favourable to the systems approach which, with its carefully crafted foundations, seems to offer much more to managers than the fads. Broadening the debate beyond management, a final section discusses the relationship between systems thinking and photomodernism - the latter usually associated with a pessimism about adopting any systemic or systematic approach. 20 refs.

  5. Y-12 Integrated Materials Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. H. Alspaugh; T. W. Hickerson

    2002-01-01

    The Integrated Materials Management System, when fully implemented, will provide the Y-12 National Security Complex with advanced inventory information and analysis capabilities and enable effective assessment, forecasting and management of nuclear materials, critical non-nuclear materials, and certified supplies. These capabilities will facilitate future Y-12 stockpile management work, enhance interfaces to existing National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) corporate-level information systems, and

  6. Database Management Systems 3ed, R. Ramakrishnan and J. Gehrke 1 Database Management Systems

    E-print Network

    Li, Yanjun "Lisa"

    model to a data model of the chosen DBMS). Schema Refinement (normalizing relations). Physical DatabaseDatabase Management Systems 3ed, R. Ramakrishnan and J. Gehrke 1 Database Management Systems Chapter 2 Part 1 Introduction to Database Design Database Management Systems 3ed, R. Ramakrishnan and J

  7. A Rectourethral Fistula due to Transrectal High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment: Diagnosis and Management

    PubMed Central

    Fiaschetti, Valeria; Manenti, Guglielmo; Di Poce, Isabelle; Fornari, Maria; Ricci, Aurora; Finazzi Agrņ, Enrico; Simonetti, Giovanni

    2012-01-01

    Colovesical fistula (CVF) is an abnormal connection between the enteric and the urinary systems. The rectourethral fistula (RUF) is a possible but extremely rare complication of treatment of prostate cancer with “transrectal High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment.” We present a case of CVF due to HIFU treatment of recurrent prostate cancer. The case was assessed with cystography completed with a pelvic CT scan—with MPR, MIP, and VR reconstruction—before emptying the bladder. Since the CT scan confirmed that the fistula involved solely the urethra and excluded even a minimal involvement of the bladder, it was possible to employ a conservative treatment by positioning a Foley catheter of monthly duration, in order to allow the urethra to rest. Still today, after 6 months, the patient is in a good clinical condition and has not shown yet signs of a recurrence of the fistula. PMID:23304612

  8. TMR: An Automated System for Managing Revenue.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hansen, John P.; And Others

    1980-01-01

    The Total Medical Record (TMR) system is an integrated computer record that associates medical and administrative data in a single system. TMR provides a framework for effective medical care and efficient business management. (JN)

  9. Internet based Construction PROJECT Quality Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S Thomas Ng; R Martin Skitmore

    Quality management (QM) systems have been developed and used by many in the construction industry to ensure right things are done and things are done right the first time. However, current quality systems are designed to monitor and control the \\

  10. DATA WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM A CASE STUDY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    DARKO KRULJ; MILUTIN CUPIC; MILAN MARTIC; MILIJA SUKNOVIC

    In the last decade data warehouses have become the basis for support in business decision making. This paper will show our framework for the data warehouse management system as well as advantages and disadvantages of this approach in relation to the other data warehouse management systems. Many approaches to the development of data warehouse emphasize the importance of meta data

  11. RFID Technology Applied in Warehouse Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bo Yan; Yiyun Chen; Xiaosheng Meng

    2008-01-01

    Having taken into account the features of modern warehouse management, we put forward a warehouse management system (WMS) based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and probe into the structure and operation flow of the system. The WMS will adopt RFID middleware as the support platform, cover goods entry, picking, checking, delivery and many other operation flows, and can collect, deliver,

  12. WEED MANAGEMENT IN CONSERVATION CROP PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Information on weed management in conservation crop production systems is needed as adoption of practices such as reduced tillage and cover crops become more widespread. This review summarizes recent research on weed management aspects in these systems. Changes in soil environment and patterns of t...

  13. Renewable energy resources in energy management systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. Goutard

    2010-01-01

    In response to the ever increasing amount of Renewable Energy Resources production integrated in Power Systems, Energy Management Systems (EMS) used for decades in control centers to manage power flows need to adapt. This paper aims at providing detailed understanding of impacts on “standard” EMS functions of these new sources of productions. This paper will first highlight the characteristics of

  14. A Resource Management Architecture for Metacomputing Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karl Czajkowski; Ian T. Foster; Nicholas T. Karonis; Carl Kesselman; Stuart Martin; Warren Smith; Steven Tuecke

    1998-01-01

    Metacomputing systems are intended to support remote and\\/or concurrent use of geo- graphically distributed computational resources. Resource management in such systems is complicated by ve concerns that do not typically arise in other situations: site autonomy and heterogeneous substrates at the resources, and application requirements for policy exten- sibility, co-allocation, and online control. We describe a resource management architecture that

  15. Changing Course Management Systems: Lessons Learned

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    Smart, Kathy A.; Meyer, Katrina A.

    2005-01-01

    During 2003, the North Dakota University System began to be concerned about the cost of supporting multiple course management systems. Since 1997, the 11 NDUS institutions had used 9 different course management packages, including one homegrown product (HTMLeZ) and such proprietary products as Blackboard, WebCT, and e-College. The University of…

  16. Integrated Management Systems – Theoretical and Practical Implications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Henrik Eriksson; Jonas Hansson

    2006-01-01

    Organisations worldwide strive to develop their management systems for business functions, ranging from quality and environment to safety, information security and social responsibility. During the latest decade a considerable amount of these efforts has been concentrated on introducing and applying standards such as the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The need for Integrated Management Systems (IMS) often arises as a

  17. Agile Safety Management System of Chemicals Transportation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tao Yang; Zhongding Huang

    2009-01-01

    The paper develops an architecture of Agile Safety Management System of Chemicals Transportation (ASMSCT) based on multi-agent based model and software reusability. The decision maker can be an alliance which deal with management activities involving proactive risk analysis, emergency response and regular safety information service. The top level information model and control model are studied in detail and the system

  18. Health & Safety Management System Queen's University

    E-print Network

    Ellis, Randy

    Health & Safety Management System Queen's University December 2003 #12;Queen's University Health & Safety Management System 2 1. Introduction Under Provincial Health and Safety legislation, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, (the OH&S Act), places the onus for compliance with the legislation

  19. BioMedical Waste Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Priti Razdan; Amarjeet Singh Cheema

    Hospitals produce waste, which is increasing over the years in its amount and type. The hospital waste, in addition to the risk for patients and personnel who handle them also poses a threat to public health and environment. The main functions of the Bio-Medical Waste Management (BMWM) system (one of the modules of a Hospital Management Information System) is to

  20. Decision support system for nursing management control

    SciTech Connect

    Ernst, C.J.

    1983-01-01

    A knowledge representation approach for expert systems supporting decision processes in business is proposed. A description of a knowledge representation schema using a logic programming metalanguage is described, then the role of such a schema in a management expert system is demonstrated through the problem of nursing management control in hospitals. 18 references.

  1. Cybersecurity, Capital Allocations and Management Control Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lawrence A. Gordon; Martin P. Loeb; Tashfeen Sohail; Chih-Yang Tseng; Lei Zhou

    2008-01-01

    The design and use of management control systems can play a key role in dealing with cybersecurity issues that have arisen in tandem with the emergence of the Internet. Efficient management control systems will reduce a firm's likelihood of suffering significant losses from cybersecurity breaches. Drawing on and extending the extant agency-based capital budgeting literature, this paper demonstrates the relevance

  2. Development of a transport system for the copper source of the Texas Intense Positron Source facility

    Microsoft Academic Search

    O. Doron; S. R. Biegalski; S. O'Kelly; B. J. Hurst

    2006-01-01

    The transport system design and construction for The Texas Intense Positron Source (TIPS) facility has been completed. This facility is located on beam port 1 of The University of Texas at Austin TRIGA Mark II 1.1 MW research reactor. The TIPS will provide a high intensity, variable energy positron beam for use in material studies. The natural copper source is

  3. Single bunch intensity monitoring system using an improved wall current monitor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. D. Moore; J. Crisp; D. Howard; Q. Kerns; P. Martin; D. McConnell; P. Michals; J. Payne; S. Tawzer; R. Webber

    1989-01-01

    The length and intensity of individual beam bunches are important parameters in collider operations. A system for automatically measuring these parameters has been developed using a wall current monitor signal digitized by a 1 GHz sampling oscilloscope under microprocessor control. Bunch length and intensity are computed by the microprocessor and presented to the host computer. To verify the accuracy required,

  4. Nonlinear magnetoresistance oscillations in intensely irradiated two-dimensional electron systems induced by multiphoton processes.

    PubMed

    Khodas, M; Chiang, H-S; Hatke, A T; Zudov, M A; Vavilov, M G; Pfeiffer, L N; West, K W

    2010-05-21

    We report on magneto-oscillations in differential resistivity of a two-dimensional electron system subject to intense microwave radiation. The period of these oscillations is determined not only by microwave frequency but also by its intensity. A theoretical model based on quantum kinetics at high microwave power captures all important characteristics of this phenomenon which is strongly nonlinear in microwave intensity. Our results demonstrate a crucial role of the multiphoton processes near the cyclotron resonance and its harmonics in the presence of strong dc electric field and offer a unique way to reliably determine the intensity of microwaves acting on electrons. PMID:20867049

  5. Total quality environmental management: Integrating environmental and quality management systems

    SciTech Connect

    Carley, J.A.; Kubala, G.; Hudson, T. [and others

    1996-11-01

    As the oilfield industry strives to globally sustain continuous movement of environmental and quality performance, companies have come to realize Total Quality Environmental Management (TQEM) is essential in product research, development manufacturing and services. As our industry endeavors to continuously improve, more emphasis is being placed upon the management systems we apply such as ISO 14000 and ISO 9000. These standards are tools for improving environmental and quality performance, meeting customer requirements, and increasing profitability. lbs paper presents actual examples of the successful integration of environmental and quality management systems into an operational TQEM system. Also presented are pilot study evaluations of the draft ISO 14000 standards by two certified ISO 9000 facilities. Examples of continuous improvement and cross-functional teams as means to merge environment and quality management into the functions of process control, corrective and preventive action, document control, and waste management are presented. Results and improvements from facilities involved with TQEM discussed along with their strategies and progress in consolidating the environmental and quality programs into a single, viable management system. The case histories from various facilities demonstrate the implementation of TQEM and in TQEM promotes a cleaner environment, reduces costs, con- serves energy and raw materials, minimizes pollutants and wastes, and reduces redundant paperwork.

  6. University Program Management Information System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gans, Gary (Technical Monitor)

    2004-01-01

    As basic policy, NASA believes that colleges and universities should be encouraged to participate in the nation's space and aeronautics program to the maximum extent practicable. Indeed, universities are considered as partners with government and industry in the nation's aerospace program. NASA's objective is to have them bring their scientific, engineering, and social research competence to bear on aerospace problems and on the broader social, economic, and international implications of NASA's technical and scientific programs. It is expected that, in so doing, universities will strengthen both their research and their educational capabilities to contribute more effectively to the national well being. This annual report is one means of documenting the NASA-university relationship, frequently denoted, collectively, as NASA's University Program. This report is consistent with agency accounting records, as the data is obtained from NASA's Financial and Contractual Status (FACS) System, operated by the Financial Management Division and the Procurement Office. However, in accordance with interagency agreements, the orientation differs from that required for financial or procurement purposes. Any apparent discrepancies between this report and other NASA procurement or financial reports stem from the selection criteria for the data.

  7. University Program Management Information System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gans, Gary (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    As basic policy, NASA believes that colleges and universities should be encouraged to participate in the nation's space and aeronautics program to the maximum extent practicable. Indeed, universities are considered as partners with government and industry in the nation's aerospace program. NASA's objective is to have them bring their scientific, engineering, and social research competence to bear on aerospace problems and on the broader social, economic, and international implications of NASA's technical and scientific programs. It is expected that, in so doing, universities will strengthen both their research and their educational capabilities to contribute more effectively to the national well-being. This annual report is one means of documenting the NASA-university relationship, frequently denoted, collectively, as NASA's University Program. This report is consistent with agency accounting records, as the data is obtained from NASA's Financial and Contractual Status (FACS) System, operated by the Financial Management Division and the Procurement Office. However, in accordance with interagency agreements, the orientation differs from that required for financial or procurement purposes. Any apparent discrepancies between this report and other NASA procurement or financial reports stem from the selection criteria for the data. This report was prepared by the Education Division/FE, Office of Human Resources and Education.

  8. University Program Management Information System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    As basic policy, NASA believes that colleges and universities should be encouraged to participate in the nation's space and aeronautics program to the maximum extent practicable. Indeed, universities are considered as partners with government and industry in the nation's aerospace program. NASA' objective is to have them bring their scientific, engineering, and social research competence to bear on aerospace problems and on the broader social, economic, and international implications of NASA's technical and scientific programs. It is expected that, in so doing, universities will strengthen both their research and their educational capabilities to contribute more effectively to the national well being. This annual report is one means of documenting the NASA-university relationship, frequently denoted, collectively, as NASA's University Program. This report is consistent with agency accounting records, as the data is obtained from NASA's Financial and Contractual Status (FACS) System, operated by the Financial Management Division and the Procurement Office. However, in accordance with interagency agreements, the orientation differs from that required for financial or procurement purposes. Any apparent discrepancies between this report and other NASA procurement or financial reports stem from the selection criteria for the data.

  9. Determination of atmospheric nitrogen deposition to a semi-natural peat bog site in an intensively managed agricultural landscape

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hurkuck, Miriam; Brümmer, Christian; Mohr, Karsten; Grünhage, Ludger; Flessa, Heinz; Kutsch, Werner L.

    2014-11-01

    Rising levels of atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition have been found to affect the primary productivity and species composition of most terrestrial ecosystems. Highly vulnerable ecosystems such as nutrient-poor bogs are expected to respond to increasing N input rates with a decrease in plant species diversity. Our study site - a moderately drained raised bog and one of only very few remaining protected peatland areas in Northwestern Germany - is surrounded by highly fertilised agricultural land and intensive livestock production. We quantified the annual deposition of atmospheric N over a period of two years. Dry deposition rates of different N species and their reactants were calculated from day and night-time concentrations measured by a KAPS denuder filter system. Dry N deposition amounted to 10.9 ± 1.0 kg N ha-1 yr-1 (year 1) and 10.5 ± 1.0 kg N ha-1 yr-1 (year 2). More than 80% of total deposited N was attributed to ammonia (NH3). A strong seasonality in NH3 concentrations and depositions could be observed. Day and night-time concentrations and depositions, however, did not differ significantly. Total N deposition including bulk N deposition resulted in about 25 kg N ha-1 yr-1. Our results suggest that the intensive agricultural land management of surrounding areas and strongly emitting animal husbandry lead to N inputs into the protected peatland area that exceed the ecosystem's specific critical load up to fivefold. This gives rise to the assumption that a further shift in plant species composition with a subsequent alteration of the local hydrological regime can be expected.

  10. Nova laser assurance-management system

    SciTech Connect

    Levy, A.J.

    1983-07-18

    In a well managed project, Quality Assurance is an integral part of the management activities performed on a daily basis. Management assures successful performance within budget and on schedule by using all the good business, scientific, engineering, quality assurance, and safety practices available. Quality assurance and safety practices employed on Nova are put in perspective by integrating them into the overall function of good project management. The Nova assurance management system was developed using the quality assurance (QA) approach first implemented at LLNL in early 1978. The LLNL QA program is described as an introduction to the Nova assurance management system. The Nova system is described pictorially through the Nova configuration, subsystems and major components, interjecting the QA techniques which are being pragmatically used to assure the successful completion of the project.

  11. Sequencing Information Management System (SIMS). Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Fields, C.

    1996-02-15

    A feasibility study to develop a requirements analysis and functional specification for a data management system for large-scale DNA sequencing laboratories resulted in a functional specification for a Sequencing Information Management System (SIMS). This document reports the results of this feasibility study, and includes a functional specification for a SIMS relational schema. The SIMS is an integrated information management system that supports data acquisition, management, analysis, and distribution for DNA sequencing laboratories. The SIMS provides ad hoc query access to information on the sequencing process and its results, and partially automates the transfer of data between laboratory instruments, analysis programs, technical personnel, and managers. The SIMS user interfaces are designed for use by laboratory technicians, laboratory managers, and scientists. The SIMS is designed to run in a heterogeneous, multiplatform environment in a client/server mode. The SIMS communicates with external computational and data resources via the internet.

  12. Using the Moodle Course Management System to Manage Accreditation Tasks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ray Seyfarth

    This paper documents work in the School of Computing using the Moodle course management system to assist with accreditation tasks associated with ABET accreditation. We have initiated a pilot project to develop assessment questions for our Operating Systems class and will derive student performance metrics based on results on these questions. We will describe the reasons for selecting Moodle for

  13. TUBERCULOSIS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TIMS)

    EPA Science Inventory

    TIMS is a Windows-based client/server application that assists health departments and other facilities to manage TB patients, to conduct TB surveillance activities, and to manage TB programs overall. TIMS provides for electronic transmission of TB surveillance data (OMB No. 0920-...

  14. Software configuration management plan for HANDI 2000 business management system

    SciTech Connect

    Wilson, D.

    1998-08-25

    The Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) describes the configuration management and control environment for HANDI 2000 for the PP and PS software as well as any custom developed software. This plan establishes requirements and processes for uniform documentation control, system change control, systematic evaluation and coordination of HANDI 2000. This SCMP becomes effective as this document is acceptance and will provide guidance through implementation efforts.

  15. Multi-micro system for I/O intensive applications

    SciTech Connect

    Tse, F.M.

    1983-01-01

    During the acceptance test of a computerized product, it is desirable to be able to test the load handling capability of the system. This paper describes a load generation system using a multiprocessor architecture to generate the large amount of data needed to load-test the dimension AIS/system 85. The system described in this paper consists of a total of 25 processors and employs a unique bussing scheme. The system uses a master-slave organization and includes several levels of hierarchically ordered busses. The host processor is used for high-level task execution and overall timing control. The 24 slave processors are used for parallel high-speed data collection and compression. 5 references.

  16. Information Systems Coordinate Emergency Management

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2012-01-01

    The rescue crews have been searching for the woman for nearly a week. Hurricane Katrina devastated Hancock County, the southernmost point in Mississippi, and the woman had stayed through the storm in her beach house. There is little hope of finding her alive; the search teams know she is gone because the house is gone. Late at night in the art classroom of the school that is serving as the county s emergency operations center, Craig Harvey is discussing the search with the center s commander. Harvey is the Chief Operating Officer of a unique company called NVision Solutions Inc., based at NASA s Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, only a couple of miles away. He and his entire staff have set up a volunteer operation in the art room, supporting the emergency management efforts using technology and capabilities the company developed through its NASA partnerships. As he talks to the commander, Harvey feels an idea taking shape that might lead them to the woman s location. Working with surface elevation data and hydrological principles, Harvey creates a map showing how the floodwaters from the storm would have flowed along the topography of the region around the woman s former home. Using the map, search crews find the woman s body in 15 minutes. Recovering individuals who have been lost is a sad reality of emergency management in the wake of a disaster like Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But the sooner answers can be provided, the sooner a community s overall recovery can take place. When damage is extensive, resources are scattered, and people are in dire need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, the speed and efficiency of emergency operations can be the key to limiting the impact of a disaster and speeding the process of recovery. And a key to quick and effective emergency planning and response is geographic information. With a host of Earth-observing satellites orbiting the globe at all times, NASA generates an unmatched wealth of data about our ever-changing planet. This information can be captured, analyzed, and visualized by geographic information systems (GIS) to produce maps, charts, and other tools that can reveal information essential to a wide variety of applications including emergency management. Knowing precise, real-time information about the size, location, environmental conditions, and resulting damage of an event like a flood or wildfire as well as the location and numbers of emergency responders and other resources contributes directly to the effectiveness of disaster mitigation. The need for such information is also evident when responding to homeland security threats, such as a terrorist attack. Recognizing the value of its geospatial information resources for this and other purposes, in 1998 Stennis and the state of Mississippi partnered to form what became the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) industry cluster, supporting the growth of remote sensing and GIS-based research and business. As part of EIGS, several companies partnered with NASA through dual use and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts. Among those was NVision.

  17. Greenhouse gas budget (CO2, CH4 and N2O) of intensively managed grassland following restoration.

    PubMed

    Merbold, Lutz; Eugster, Werner; Stieger, Jacqueline; Zahniser, Mark; Nelson, David; Buchmann, Nina

    2014-06-01

    The first full greenhouse gas (GHG) flux budget of an intensively managed grassland in Switzerland (Chamau) is presented. The three major trace gases, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) were measured with the eddy covariance (EC) technique. For CO2 concentrations, an open-path infrared gas analyzer was used, while N2O and CH4 concentrations were measured with a recently developed continuous-wave quantum cascade laser absorption spectrometer (QCLAS). We investigated the magnitude of these trace gas emissions after grassland restoration, including ploughing, harrowing, sowing, and fertilization with inorganic and organic fertilizers in 2012. Large peaks of N2O fluxes (20-50 nmol m(-2) s(-1) compared with a <5 nmol m(-2) s(-1) background) were observed during thawing of the soil after the winter period and after mineral fertilizer application followed by re-sowing in the beginning of the summer season. Nitrous oxide (N2O) fluxes were controlled by nitrogen input, plant productivity, soil water content and temperature. Management activities led to increased variations of N2O fluxes up to 14 days after the management event as compared with background fluxes measured during periods without management (<5 nmol m(-2) s(-1)). Fluxes of CO2 remained small until full plant development in early summer 2012. In contrast, methane emissions showed only minor variations over time. The annual GHG flux budget was dominated by N2O (48% contribution) and CO2 emissions (44%). CH4 flux contribution to the annual budget was only minor (8%). We conclude that recently developed multi-species QCLAS in an EC system open new opportunities to determine the temporal variation of N2O and CH4 fluxes, which further allow to quantify annual emissions. With respect to grassland restoration, our study emphasizes the key role of N2O and CO2 losses after ploughing, changing a permanent grassland from a carbon sink to a significant carbon source. PMID:24395474

  18. Effect of breed-type on performance and carcass traits of intensively managed hair sheep.

    PubMed

    Burke, J M; Apple, J K; Roberts, W J; Boger, C B; Kegley, E B

    2003-03-01

    The objectives of this study were to evaluate growth performance and carcass characteristics of intensively managed purebred and crossbred hair sheep, and determine the value of the Dorper breed as a terminal sire on St.Croix and St. Croix-cross dams. Animals used were Dorper×St. Croix (DS), and Dorper×Romanov×St. Croix (DX), Katahdin (KA), St. Croix (SC), and 3/4 St. Croix-1 4 Romanov (SX) wether lambs. From birth to weaning, daily gains (ADG) were greater (P<0.01) for DS and KA lambs than SC and SX lambs; yet, from weaning to harvest, ADG was greatest (P<0.01) for DS, followed by DX, SC, SX, and KA lambs. Carcass weights were heavier (P<0.01) for DS than all other breeds and DS, DX, KA, and SX carcasses had greater (P<0.01) fat thickness measurements than SC carcasses. The longissimus thoracic (LT) area was largest (P<0.01) for DS and DX carcasses and smallest (P<0.01) for SC and SX carcasses. Skeletal, lean, and overall maturities were similar (P>0.10) among the breed types; however, carcasses from SC lambs received lower (P<0.02) flank streaking scores than DS, KA, and SX lambs. Conformation scores and quality grades were greater (P<0.01) for DS and DX than SC or SX carcasses. Although L* values of the LT were similar (P>0.10), the LT from DX lambs was redder (P<0.01) and more yellow (P<0.01) than that of DS and SC lambs. The shear force values of the LT chops from KA lambs were greater (P<0.01) than all other breed types. Results indicate that improvements in live animal performance, carcass muscularity, and quality can be achieved by using Dorper sires on purebred and crossbred St. Croix dams. PMID:22062382

  19. Effects of intramammary antibiotic therapy during the dry period on the performance of Lacaune dairy sheep under intensive management.

    PubMed

    Hernandez, Fernando; Elvira, Laura; Fernįndez, Beatriz; Egea, Marta; Gonzalez-Bulnes, Antonio; Gonzalez-Martin, Juan V; Astiz, Susana

    2015-02-01

    Often the only way to ensure profitability of Lacaune dairy sheep is intensive management, which requires appropriate dry-period treatment to ensure animal productivity and health. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of intramammary antibiotic dry therapy on the performance and health of Lacaune sheep under intensive management. We recorded data for 5981 complete lactation periods that followed a dry period. A total of 2402 lactation periods were preceded by a dry period involving intramammary administration of 300 mg of cephapirin benzathine (antibiotic group) and 3579 lactation periods were preceded by dry periods with no treatment (control group). The following on-farm yield data were collected for individual lactation periods: length of the subsequent lactation period; total milk yield per lactation period; daily milk yield and length of the subsequent dry period. Data on confounding factors that might affect productivity were also recorded, including the individual ewe, number of lactation periods and length of the previous dry period. Milk quality was assessed using data on somatic cell count (SCC) and content of protein and fat taken from the Spanish National Official Milk Yield Recording System. Antibiotic dry therapy significantly improved total yield per lactation period, which was 429±151·1 l in the antibiotic group and 412±165·5 l in the control group, as well as the daily milk yield, which was 1986±497·0 and 1851±543·2 ml/d, respectively (both P<0·0001). The initial dry period was significantly longer in the antibiotic group than in the control group, and dry period length correlated inversely with yield variables such us total yield per lactation period (r=-0·055; P<0·0001) and yield per day in milk (r=-0·039; P<0·0001). As a result, milk yield records systematically underestimated the positive effects of antibiotic dry therapy. Antibiotic dry therapy also significantly improved milk quality. Milk from the antibiotic group showed 50% lower SCC (573±1326 vs. 1022±2126 cells/ml; P<0·0001) and slightly higher content in fat (7·33±0·91 vs. 7·15±0·87%) and protein (5·63±0·44 vs. 5·44±0·4%). The results of this study suggest that cephalosporin dry therapy of Lacaune dairy sheep increases milk production and improves milk quality during subsequent lactation periods. PMID:25467529

  20. Gregorian optical system with non-linear optical technology for protection against intense optical transients

    DOEpatents

    Ackermann, Mark R. (Albuquerque, NM); Diels, Jean-Claude M. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2007-06-26

    An optical system comprising a concave primary mirror reflects light through an intermediate focus to a secondary mirror. The secondary mirror re-focuses the image to a final image plane. Optical limiter material is placed near the intermediate focus to optically limit the intensity of light so that downstream components of the optical system are protected from intense optical transients. Additional lenses before and/or after the intermediate focus correct optical aberrations.

  1. Time-resolved measurement shows a spectral distribution shift in an intense pulsed light system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ewan Eadie; Paul Miller; Teresa Goodman; Harry Moseley

    2009-01-01

    For an intense pulsed light (IPL) device, knowledge of the spectral output is useful in order to provide effective treatment\\u000a and target specific structures in the skin. It is also a requirement in order to perform a safety assessment. A novel spectral\\u000a measurement system has been developed to detect the optical radiation output of intense pulsed light devices. The system

  2. Measurement system for large size laser beam intensity distribution based on CCD diffuse transmission imaging

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pang, Miao; Rong, Jian; Yuan, Xuewen; Gao, Xueyan; Zhou, Shan

    2013-12-01

    We designed a measurement system to measure large size laser beam intensity distribution based on CCD diffuse transmission imaging. The measurement principle is presented. The configuration of the system is introduced. An emphasis is placed on the design of diffuse transmission target. The methods of spot geometry distortion correction and intensity distortion correction are described in detail. After laser spot correction, we can get the real laser beam intensity profile. The test results are given, which validate the correctness of the method. The paper provides a new way to measure quantitatively the profile of large size laser beam with high accuracy.

  3. CO2 laser-grooved long period fiber grating temperature sensor system based on intensity modulation.

    PubMed

    Wang, Yi-Ping; Wang, Dong Ning; Jin, Wei

    2006-11-01

    A long period fiber grating (LPFG) temperature sensor system based on intensity modulation is developed. The LPFG employed is fabricated by the use of a focused CO2 laser beam to carve periodic grooves on the fiber. The temperature measurement resolution of up to 0.1 degrees C has been obtained within the temperature range between 20 degrees C and 100 degrees C. The system uses a simple intensity measurement method and exhibits the advantages of convenient intensity measurement, double temperature sensitivity, high resolution, simple configuration, and low cost. PMID:17068534

  4. Improvements to information management systems simulator

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bilek, R. W.

    1972-01-01

    The performance of personnel in the augmentation and improvement of the interactive IMSIM information management simulation model is summarized. With this augmented model, NASA now has even greater capabilities for the simulation of computer system configurations, data processing loads imposed on these configurations, and executive software to control system operations. Through these simulations, NASA has an extremely cost effective capability for the design and analysis of computer-based data management systems.

  5. Configuration management plan for the Automated Transportation Management System

    SciTech Connect

    Genoni, S.K. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

    1994-04-01

    This document describes the Software Configuration Management (SCM) approach and procedures to be utilized in ensuring and controlling the development process of the Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS). The sponsor has identified ATMS and its components as unclassified and non-sensitive. The configuration management procedures are necessary to ensure that any changes made to software and related documentation are consistent with ATMS goals and objectives and contained securely in a central library. The objectives of the Plan are to (1) Establish product baselines that support the change process; (2) Ensure that all system changes support ATMS goals and objectives; (3) Ensure that the potential impacts of system changes are adequately evaluated prior to implementation; (4) Ensure that the latest approved versions of all software are being used in all environments (current production, development and future production); (5) Establish a configuration status reporting standard that informs pertinent individuals of ATMS system status; (6) Ensure that the baselines always remain current with the production software and documentation; (7) Ensure that configuration management is integrated with other management plans designed to meet the overall objectives and goals of ATMS; and (8) Ensure that the configuration library function of maintaining all master copies of documentation and software for each product is supported.

  6. Relative Importance of Nitrous Oxide Vs. Nitric Oxide Emissions from Soils Across a Management Intensity and Biodiversity Gradient.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gelfand, I.; Gallagher, C.; Moneymaker, B. C. G.; Robertson, G. P.

    2014-12-01

    Soil emissions of nitrous (N2O) and nitric (NO) oxides contribute to both greenhouse gases balance and ozone production and destruction in the atmosphere. Understanding the controls on soil fluxes of these gases is vital for the development of mitigation opportunities and for understanding their impact on atmospheric chemistry. We measured soil N2O and NO emissions from 9 ecosystems across management intensity and biodiversity gradient using semi-continuous automatic chambers over 2 years. The fluxes were measured 4 times a day in: two continuous corn systems, a monoculture without cover crops (CC) and with cover crops (CCcc), a corn-soybean rotation with cover crops (CScc), switchgrass (SWG), miscanthus (MIS); Poplar (POP), successional community (SUC), a native grasses mix (NGM), and a native prairie (NP) ecosystem with 20 different plant species. All ecosystems except NP were fertilized. Cumulative soil emissions of N2O and NO from the ecosystems decreased with increasing biodiversity and reduced management. The highest fluxes were measured in the CC and the lowest fluxes in the NP ecosystems. Within annual ecosystems the addition of cover crops reduced cumulative soil N2O emissions by 50%: from 1140 to 620 g N ha-1 y-1. Fertilized perennial grasses exhibited 3 - 8 times higher cumulative N2O fluxes then those from fertilized NGM, SUC, and POP ecosystems: 870 and 450 g N ha-1 y-1in SWG and MIS ecosystems, respectively. Native prairie exhibited a cumulative flux close to nil. Cumulative NO emissions from the annual ecosystems were also reduced by 50 - 90% by cover crops: fluxes were 254, 103, and 30 g N ha-1 y-1 in CC, CScc, and CCcc ecosystems, respectively. In all other studied ecosystems NO emissions did not exceed 16 g N ha-1 y-1 and decreased with increasing biodiversity and reduced management. Overall, NO emissions contributed up to 18% to cumulative N2O and NO emissions from the studied ecosystems. Temporal variability of hourly N2O fluxes was lower in perennial than in annual ecosystems, while soil emissions of NO exhibited the opposite dynamics and were more variable in perennial than in annual ecosystems. Soil temperature was a poor predictor of hourly N2O and NO emissions from annual systems, but explained up to 20% of emissions variability in perennial ecosystems.

  7. An expert system for network management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Salim Hariri; Kamal Jabbour

    1991-01-01

    The authors propose a generalized architecture for an expert system to manage the resources of a computer network and\\/or a distributed system. The authors apply the proposed architecture to construct an expert system for allocating the resources needed by a task in a distributed computing environment. The resources are allocated such that the system load and the average delay of

  8. Training Issues Associated with COTS-based Information Intensive Systems.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Farr, John V.; Verma, Dinesh

    2002-01-01

    A literature review and survey responses from 194 information technology and aerospace contractors identified methods and outcomes of training delivery. Results were used to develop a framework for evaluating and selecting commercial off-the-shelf systems (COTS) for operations and maintenance training. (Contains 11 references.) (SK)

  9. Development of a change management system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Parks, Cathy Bonifas

    1993-01-01

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

  10. [Hospital management of acute respiratory failure: the role of the pulmonologist and of the respiratory intensive care unit].

    PubMed

    Scala, Raffaele

    2009-04-01

    Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is one of the most common and severe urgencies of the modern medicine which may require the application of mechanical ventilation and a careful monitoring of the patient's conditions. With the popularity of non-invasive ventilation and the interest of the pulmonologist for the care of the respiratory critical patient, in Italy there has been the spreading of Respiratory Intensive Care Units (RICU), which are as intermediate specialist structures in terms of intensity of care between the General Intensive Care Unit and the ordinary ward. In this article, the author analysed the cultural, scientific and organizational aspects of the central role played by the pulmonologist who's working in the RICU in the complex intra-hospital multi-disciplinary management of ARF. PMID:19554918

  11. Management of service-oriented systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dong Liu; Ralph Deters

    2008-01-01

    The service-oriented architecture (SOA) is becoming increasingly popular as a paradigm for developing new distributed systems and integrating heterogeneous legacy systems. A service-oriented system (SO system for short) is a group of applications that in- teract with other(s) by providing and\\/or consuming services. As the deployments of service- oriented applications and systems increase, it becomes obvious that systems management is

  12. Effective maintenance practices to manage system aging

    SciTech Connect

    Chockie, A.; Bjorkelo, K.

    1992-01-01

    For a variety of economic and technical reasons, there has been a growing concern with the aging of complex systems and components and the role that maintenance can play in reducing this degradation. A study for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was recently undertaken to identify effective maintenance practices that could be adapted by the nuclear industry in the United States to assist in managing the aging degradation of plant systems and components. Four organizations were examined to assess the influence that their maintenance programs have on their ability to address the systems and component aging degradation issues. An effective maintenance program was found to be essential to the management of system and component aging. The four key elements of an effective maintenance program that are important to an aging management program were identified. These are: the selection of critical systems and components; the development of an understanding of aging through the collection and analysis of equipment performance information; the development of appropriate preventive and predictive maintenance tasks to manage equipment and system aging degradation; the use of feedback mechanisms to continuously improve the management of aging systems and components. These elements were found to be common to all four organizations. In examining how the four organizations have structured their maintenance programs to include these key elements provides valuable lessons not only for the nuclear power industry, but also for any industrial organization that is concerned with the management of system and component aging degradation. This document provides detail, of these studies.

  13. Network management and system-level diagnosis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sailesh Chutani; Henri J. Nussbaumer

    1995-01-01

    Fault management, which consists of fault detection, diagnosis, and recovery is one of the key goals of network management. We consider an application of system-level diagnosis concepts to the problem of fault diagnosis in networks. Since the primary function of the nodes in a communication network is to route messages, the diagnosis is done with respect to the ability of

  14. Agricultural Drainage Management Systems Task Force (ADMSTF)

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The Agricultural Drainage Management Systems (ADMS) Task Force was initiated during a Charter meeting in the fall of 2002 by dedicated professional employees of Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies and Universities. The Agricultural Drainage Management (ADM) Coalition was established in 200...

  15. Optimizing Resource Conflicts in Workflow Management Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Pavlos Delias; Anastasios D. Doulamis; Nikolaos D. Doulamis; Nikolaos F. Matsatsinis

    2011-01-01

    Resource allocation and scheduling are fundamental issues in a Workflow Management System (WfMS). Effective resource management in WfMS should examine resource allocation together with task scheduling since these problems impose mutual constraints. Optimization of the one factor is subject to the other constraints and vice versa. Thus, an ideal algorithm should take into account not only performance metrics of the

  16. RICE UNIVERSITY Context for System Resource Management

    E-print Network

    Zhong, Lin

    RICE UNIVERSITY Context for System Resource Management: An Application in Wireless Data Management my advisor, Dr. Lin Zhong, for his guidance and support throughout my academic life at Rice of my teachers from friends. Special thanks to my professors at Rice and Sharif, my teachers at Allameh

  17. Resource Management in Networked Multimedia Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Klara Nahrstedt; Ralf Steinmetz

    1995-01-01

    The objective of error-free multimedia processing and communication it to manipulate and transmitmedia under time constraints by providing guaranteed services such as the colloquial telephone. Hence,the control-management level of the host and underlying network architectures has become a key issue ofany distributed multimedia system. This paper discusses `resource management\\

  18. GNSS-based emergency management system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yuhang Wu; Xiuwan Chen; Lei Ma

    2009-01-01

    Public safety and public service is a particularly challenging task. The questions of how to use the limited resources efficiently, how to improve the Government's emergency rapid response and ability of risk resistance, and how to provide a more efficient emergency service for the public, have increasingly become the focus to strengthen urban management. Emergency Response Management System is a

  19. Web Content Management Systems in Higher Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Powel, Wayne; Gill, Chris

    2003-01-01

    Describes the Web site development practices of Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, and the content management systems that allow owners of information to control content while the university controls the look of the Web site. More than 150 content managers assume control of some portion of the Web site. (SLD)

  20. Knowledge Management in Expert Systems Development

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Olivera Grljevic; Bosnjak Zita

    In business surroundings characterized by tough competition and more demanding customers, in order to ensure stable market position and good relationship with customers, companies' main task becomes proper use of corporate knowledge. Knowledge management is directed towards identification, creation and exchange of knowledge. Many concepts of knowledge management have roots in the area of expert systems and artificial intelligence in

  1. Implementation of Integrated System Fault Management Capability

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Figueroa, Fernando; Schmalzel, John; Morris, Jon; Smith, Harvey; Turowski, Mark

    2008-01-01

    Fault Management to support rocket engine test mission with highly reliable and accurate measurements; while improving availability and lifecycle costs. CORE ELEMENTS: Architecture, taxonomy, and ontology (ATO) for DIaK management. Intelligent Sensor Processes; Intelligent Element Processes; Intelligent Controllers; Intelligent Subsystem Processes; Intelligent System Processes; Intelligent Component Processes.

  2. An expert system for performance management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Manish Parashar; Salim Hariri; Kamal Jabbour

    1992-01-01

    The rapid growth in size and complexity of distributed systems and the use of heterogeneous components require effective tools to manage their resources. The focus is on performance management which can be defined as the set of tools and functions needed to guarantee that the network meets its performance goal. The authors present a general approach to designing an expert

  3. Developing global supply chain quality management systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chu-hua Kuei; Christian N. Madu; Chinho Lin

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a global supply chain quality management (SCQM) framework as an extension of the traditional supply chain operations and quality management. Three distinct groups of variables are adopted in this study to illustrate the conceptual framework: a hierarchy of design variables, a hierarchy of system variables, and a hierarchy of problem solving methods. The aim of this theoretical

  4. Integrated safety management system verification: Volume 1

    SciTech Connect

    Christensen, R.F.

    1998-08-12

    Department of Energy (DOE) Policy (P) 450.4, Safety Management System Policy, commits to institutionalizing an Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) throughout the DOE complex. The DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR 48 CFR 970) requires contractors to manage and perform work in accordance with a documented Integrated Safety Management System. The Manager, Richland Operations Office (RL), initiated a combined Phase 1 and Phase 2 Integrated Safety Management Verification review to confirm that PNNL had successfully submitted a description of their ISMS and had implemented ISMS within the laboratory facilities and processes. A combined review was directed by the Manager, RL, based upon the progress PNNL had made in the implementation of ISM. This report documents the results of the review conducted to verify: (1) that the PNNL integrated safety management system description and enabling documents and processes conform to the guidance provided by the Manager, RL; (2) that corporate policy is implemented by line managers; (3) that PNNL has provided tailored direction to the facility management; and (4) the Manager, RL, has documented processes that integrate their safety activities and oversight with those of PNNL. The general conduct of the review was consistent with the direction provided by the Under Secretary`s Draft Safety Management System Review and Approval Protocol. The purpose of this review was to provide the Manager, RL, with a recommendation to the adequacy of the ISMS description of the Pacific Northwest Laboratory based upon compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR 970.5204(-2 and -78); and, to provide an evaluation of the extent and maturity of ISMS implementation within the Laboratory. Further, this review was intended to provide a model for other DOE Laboratories. In an effort to reduce the time and travel costs associated with ISM verification the team agreed to conduct preliminary training and orientation electronically and by phone. These activities are normally conducted during a pre-visit trip to the site. The Team recommends approval of the Integrated Safety Management System Description subject to the resolution of the Areas of Concerns noted here.

  5. Evaluation of an Intensive Case Management Program for Transition Age Youth and Its Transition to Assertive Community Treatment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    JOHN H. McGREW; MICHELLE DANNER

    2009-01-01

    This study reports on an evaluation of Our Town, an innovative case management program based on the Village Integrated Service Agency (ISA) program of Long Beach, Calif., and focusing on providing early, intensive psychiatric and psychosocial intervention for transition-age youth aged 18–25 with serious mental illness. A longitudinal, 2-year pre-post design was used. Two sets of data were collected. The

  6. A native ground-nesting bee ( Nomia melanderi ) sustainably managed to pollinate alfalfa across an intensively agricultural landscape

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James H. Cane

    2008-01-01

    The world’s only intensively managed ground-nesting bee, the alkali bee (Nomia melanderi Cockerell), has been used for >50 years as an effective pollinator of alfalfa (Medicago saliva L.) grown for seed in the western USA. Across a 240 km2 watershed in Washington, the 24 most populous of 56 nest sites found were annually surveyed for nesting bees for 8 years.

  7. Issue Management Risk Ranking Systems

    SciTech Connect

    F. M. Marshall; G. M. Grant; H. M. Stromberg; S. D. Novack

    1999-06-01

    Thousands of safety issues have been collected on-line at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) as part of the Issue Management Plan. However, there has been no established approach to prioritize collected and future issues. The authors developed a methodology, based on hazards assessment, to identify and risk rank over 5000 safety issues collected at INEEL. This approach required that it was easily applied and understandable for site adaptation and commensurate with the Integrated Safety Plan. High-risk issues were investigated and mitigative/preventive measures were suggested and ranked based on a cost-benefit scheme to provide risk-informed safety measures. This methodology was consistent with other integrated safety management goals and tasks providing a site-wide risk-informed decision tool to reduce hazardous conditions and focus resources on high-risk safety issues. As part of the issue management plan, this methodology was incorporated at the issue collection level and training was provided to management to better familiarize decision-makers with concepts of safety and risk. This prioritization methodology and issue dissemination procedure will be discussed. Results of issue prioritization and training efforts will be summarized. Difficulties and advantages of the process will be reported. Development and incorporation of this process into INEEL's lessons learned reporting and the site-wide integrated safety management program will be shown with an emphasis on establishing self reliance and ownership of safety issues.

  8. Issue Management Risk Ranking Systems

    SciTech Connect

    Novack, Steven David; Marshall, Frances Mc Clellan; Stromberg, Howard Merion; Grant, Gary Michael

    1999-06-01

    Thousands of safety issues have been collected on-line at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) as part of the Issue Management Plan. However, there has been no established approach to prioritize collected and future issues. The authors developed a methodology, based on hazards assessment, to identify and risk rank over 5000 safety issues collected at INEEL. This approach required that it was easily applied and understandable for site adaptation and commensurate with the Integrated Safety Plan. High-risk issues were investigated and mitigative/preventive measures were suggested and ranked based on a cost-benefit scheme to provide risk-informed safety measures. This methodology was consistent with other integrated safety management goals and tasks providing a site-wide risk informed decision tool to reduce hazardous conditions and focus resources on high-risk safety issues. As part of the issue management plan, this methodology was incorporated at the issue collection level and training was provided to management to better familiarize decision-makers with concepts of safety and risk. This prioritization methodology and issue dissemination procedure will be discussed. Results of issue prioritization and training efforts will be summarized. Difficulties and advantages of the process will be reported. Development and incorporation of this process into INEELs lessons learned reporting and the site-wide integrated safety management program will be shown with an emphasis on establishing self reliance and ownership of safety issues.

  9. 14 CFR 152.303 - Financial management system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 2012-01-01 false Financial management system. 152...CONTINUED) AIRPORTS AIRPORT AID PROGRAM Accounting and Reporting...Requirements § 152.303 Financial management system. Each...shall establish and maintain a financial management system that...

  10. 14 CFR 152.303 - Financial management system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 2014-01-01 false Financial management system. 152...CONTINUED) AIRPORTS AIRPORT AID PROGRAM Accounting and Reporting...Requirements § 152.303 Financial management system. Each...shall establish and maintain a financial management system that...

  11. 14 CFR 152.303 - Financial management system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 2013-01-01 false Financial management system. 152...CONTINUED) AIRPORTS AIRPORT AID PROGRAM Accounting and Reporting...Requirements § 152.303 Financial management system. Each...shall establish and maintain a financial management system that...

  12. 14 CFR 152.303 - Financial management system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 2011-01-01 false Financial management system. 152...CONTINUED) AIRPORTS AIRPORT AID PROGRAM Accounting and Reporting...Requirements § 152.303 Financial management system. Each...shall establish and maintain a financial management system that...

  13. 15 CFR 995.25 - Quality management system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Quality management system. 995.25 Section 995.25 Commerce...of NOAA ENC Products § 995.25 Quality management system. (a) Quality management system for CEVADs . (1) CEVAD shall...

  14. Wie beantrage ich das Zertifikat ,,Quality System Manager Junior"

    E-print Network

    Berlin,Technische Universität

    Wie beantrage ich das Zertifikat ,,Quality System Manager Junior" und was kostet es Jochem DGQ Quality System Manager - Junior - Die Zusatzqualifikation für Studierende der Technischen Universität Berlin #12;Was ist der Quality Systems Manager - Junior -? Die Bedeutung des Qualitätsmanagements

  15. 15 CFR 995.25 - Quality management system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Quality management system. 995.25 Section 995.25 Commerce...of NOAA ENC Products § 995.25 Quality management system. (a) Quality management system for CEVADs . (1) CEVAD shall...

  16. 15 CFR 995.25 - Quality management system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Quality management system. 995.25 Section 995.25 Commerce...of NOAA ENC Products § 995.25 Quality management system. (a) Quality management system for CEVADs . (1) CEVAD shall...

  17. 75 FR 68418 - Real-Time System Management Information Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-08

    ...assuring the quality of the information...real-time system management information...in meeting quality requirements...Real-Time System Management Information...ensuring the quality of the information...Real-Time System Management...

  18. 76 FR 76917 - Homeless Management Information Systems Requirements

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-09

    ...and Data Quality Standards and Management (Sec. 580...the HMIS system and provide...HOMELESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM Subpart A...and Data Quality Standards...37 Data quality standards and management. Subpart...information system...

  19. 15 CFR 995.25 - Quality management system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Quality management system. 995.25 Section 995.25 Commerce...of NOAA ENC Products § 995.25 Quality management system. (a) Quality management system for CEVADs . (1) CEVAD shall...

  20. 15 CFR 995.25 - Quality management system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Quality management system. 995.25 Section 995.25 Commerce...of NOAA ENC Products § 995.25 Quality management system. (a) Quality management system for CEVADs . (1) CEVAD shall...

  1. Navy Occupational Health Information Management System (NOHIMS). System/Functional Manager's guide

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1987-04-01

    This guide is intended to provide the necessary guidance to successfully manage the NAVMED Navy Occupational Health Information Management System (NOHIMS) at NAVMED sites and the NAVSEA Occupational Safety and Health Record Keeping System (OSHRKS) at NAVSEA sites. Outlines procedures to manage system operations, procedures to resolve hardware, software and communications problems, and procedures outside the realm of system operations that are required for a successful system. This guide is intended for the System and Functional Managers use. The System Manager is the individual designated to provide overall ADP management to the entire local configuration. Usually responsible for file backup, daily operations of the CPU, security, supplies, equipment, operating software and technical ADP guidance to the local functional users.

  2. ADAMS: AIRLAB data management system user's guide

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Conrad, C. L.; Ingogly, W. F.; Lauterbach, L. A.

    1986-01-01

    The AIRLAB Data Management System (ADAMS) is an online environment that supports research at NASA's AIRLAB. ADAMS provides an easy to use interactive interface that eases the task of documenting and managing information about experiments and improves communication among project members. Data managed by ADAMS includes information about experiments, data sets produced, software and hardware available in AIRLAB as well as that used in a particular experiment, and an on-line engineer's notebook. The User's Guide provides an overview of the ADAMS system as well as details of the operations available within ADAMS. A tutorial section takes the user step-by-step through a typical ADAMS session. ADAMS runs under the VAX/VMS operating system and uses the ORACLE database management system and DEC/FMS (the Forms Management System). ADAMS can be run from any VAX connected via DECnet to the ORACLE host VAX. The ADAMS system is designed for simplicity, so interactions within the underlying data management system and communications network are hidden from the user.

  3. Factors affecting the lactation curves of intensively managed sheep based on a clustering approach.

    PubMed

    Elvira, Laura; Hernandez, Fernando; Cuesta, Pedro; Cano, Santiago; Gonzalez-Martin, Juan-Vicente; Astiz, Susana

    2013-11-01

    This study investigated factors affecting milk production and lactation curves from complete lactations of Lacaune dairy sheep. Animals were part of a single flock under intensive management and were milked twice daily starting at lambing. The results of the analyses of 7788 complete lactations showed an average total milk yield of 434±183 l from lactations 234±63 d long, with an average lambing interval of 302±65 d. A Pollott additive mathematical model was used to estimate complete lactation curves. Clustering analysis identified four lactation types among Lacaune dairy sheep differing mainly in productivity i.e. milk yield per lactation (MY) and length of lactation (DIM). The so-called SL type involved short, less productive lactations (n=2137; 27·4%; MY=222±75·5 l and DIM=182±52·9 d). The SN type involved short lactations of normal productivity (n=2039; 26·2%; MY=396±73·7 l and DIM=205±33·1 d). The LP type involved long and productive lactations (n=2169; 27·9%; MY=487±70·5 l and DIM=265±40·7 d), while the LVP type included long and extremely productive lactations (n=1443; 18·5%; MY=694±114·0 l and DIM=295±54·7 d). Sheep showing the best lactation curves were usually younger than other sheep, and they had higher yield during the previous lactation, a shorter previous dry period (55±50·4 for LP and 61±55·0 d for LVP types) and longer lambing intervals. In addition, they tended to be born in September and to lamb in March, October and December. Sheep were remarkably stable in their lactation curve behaviour: the curve type observed for the first lactation was highly likely to persist in subsequent lactations (P<0·0001). These results suggest that farmers can use the shape of the first lactation curve to guide their selection of ewes for breeding and retention on the farm, thereby improving flock productivity. PMID:24000902

  4. Los Alamos Plutonium Facility Waste Management System

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, K.; Montoya, A.; Wieneke, R.; Wulff, D.; Smith, C.; Gruetzmacher, K.

    1997-02-01

    This paper describes the new computer-based transuranic (TRU) Waste Management System (WMS) being implemented at the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Waste Management System is a distributed computer processing system stored in a Sybase database and accessed by a graphical user interface (GUI) written in Omnis7. It resides on the local area network at the Plutonium Facility and is accessible by authorized TRU waste originators, count room personnel, radiation protection technicians (RPTs), quality assurance personnel, and waste management personnel for data input and verification. Future goals include bringing outside groups like the LANL Waste Management Facility on-line to participate in this streamlined system. The WMS is changing the TRU paper trail into a computer trail, saving time and eliminating errors and inconsistencies in the process.

  5. Optimal Power Management in Wireless Control Systems

    E-print Network

    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    Optimal Power Management in Wireless Control Systems Konstantinos Gatsis, Student Member, IEEE to the controller over a wireless fading channel. The power allocated to these transmissions determines channels, power adaptation, linear quadratic control, con- trol/communication separation, event

  6. Electronic Resource Management Systems From ILS Vendors

    E-print Network

    Duranceau, Ellen

    For several years libraries, especially larger libraries and research libraries, have been more and more desperately seeking systems and tools to help them manage electronic resources for several years. To date, most ...

  7. Introducing Energy Management Systems into Smaller Facilities

    E-print Network

    Lawrence, J. A.

    1983-01-01

    oversized. As a result, the energy appetite of this class of building often makes them excellent candidates for installation of a small energy management system. Owners considering the potential benefits of EMS control will, however, need to educate...

  8. [Scoring systems in intensive care medicine : principles, models, application and limits].

    PubMed

    Fleig, V; Brenck, F; Wolff, M; Weigand, M A

    2011-10-01

    Scoring systems are used in all diagnostic areas of medicine. Several parameters are evaluated and rated with points according to their value in order to simplify a complex clinical situation with a score. The application ranges from the classification of disease severity through determining the number of staff for the intensive care unit (ICU) to the evaluation of new therapies under study conditions. Since the introduction of scoring systems in the 1980's a variety of different score models has been developed. The scoring systems that are employed in intensive care and are discussed in this article can be categorized into prognostic scores, expenses scores and disease-specific scores. Since the introduction of compulsory recording of two scoring systems for accounting in the German diagnosis-related groups (DRG) system, these tools have gained more importance for all intensive care physicians. Problems remain in the valid calculation of scores and interpretation of the results. PMID:21997474

  9. Reliability analysis for data management systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Huang, Y.

    1977-01-01

    Report describes approach that uses computer model and can determine configurations with optimum reliability and least cost. Approach in application to modelling computer-controlled data management systems differs from conventional reliability analysis in that it considers systems organized around data base and looks at systems from equipment level rather than from component level.

  10. Embedded system for network disk management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. Cyrulski; K. Przygoda; A. Napieralski

    2008-01-01

    The paper presents hardware and software issues of the designed device and reveals the significance of free operating systems in the embedded area. The prototype system for network disk management is based on the 32-bit ARM system-on-chip microcontroller which cosists of internal memories, multiple communication interfaces as well as hardware implementation of Fast Ethernet interface. Moreover, the designed board is

  11. Educational Resources Management System. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Curtis, William H.

    This project resulted in the development of an Educational Resources Management System (ERMS). The primary purpose of the project was to develop a conceptual design for an integrated system of planning-programing-budgeting-evaluating (PPBES) appropriate for local school districts. In an ERM system, emphasis is on outcomes in terms of learners'…

  12. Rule Management in Expert Database Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arie Segev; J. Leon Zhao

    1994-01-01

    Expert database systems combine database and expert systems technologies to support the effective management of both rules and data. This paper studies rule processing strategies in expert database systems involving rules that are conditional on joins of relational data. Auxiliary constructs for processing join rules are proposed, and a framework of join rule processing strategies is developed. Cost functions of

  13. Modelling user acceptance of building management systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gordon Lowry

    2002-01-01

    This study examines user acceptance of building management systems (BMS) using a questionnaire survey. These systems are crucial for optimising building performance and yet it has been widely reported that users are not making full use of their systems' facilities. Established models of technology acceptance have been employed in this research, and the positive influence of user perceptions of ease

  14. Management Information Systems: Applications to Educational Administration.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Witkin, Belle Ruth

    An orientation to management information systems (MIS) is offered which presents information about MIS in the context of public education and suggests some considerations that should be taken into account in designing and operating such systems. MIS is defined as a set of operating procedures that act as a control system to automatically provide…

  15. PRODUCT MODEL BASED QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Danijel Rebolj; Igor Pöunder

    1998-01-01

    The idea of our research project was to build an integrated computer-aided quality management system of building projects. Making use of expert knowledge, we are building an information system, which will supervise, in each phase of a building project, the fulfillment of the required conditions for undisturbed and quality project continuation. The kernel of the quality control system is based

  16. The Changing Environment of Management Information Systems.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tagawa, Ken

    1982-01-01

    The promise of mainframe computers in the 1970s for management information systems (MIS) is largely unfulfilled, and newer office automation systems and data communication systems are designed to be responsive to MIS needs. The status of these innovations is briefly outlined. (MSE)

  17. Educational Management System Safety Analysis and Countermeasures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hanbin Ouyang; Zhiyuan Wang; Mingyan Wang; Zhexing Liu; Wenhua Huang

    2007-01-01

    This paper analyzes the present security issues of conventional management system and proposes an entire system security framework and a defensive strategy from 3 perspectives. Based on data encryption principle, anti-invasion ideas, user authentication mechanisms, access control strategy, server security and emergency response programs,we propose a comprehensive and systematic defense project,which can effectively solve the various problems based on management

  18. Microcomputer Geologic well data management system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1984-01-01

    A well data management system, geoGRAM, is used to store historical well data and current data from geologic studies of the Rocky Mountain area. The program is a state-of-the-art data-base management system with the ease of use required by the geologist with limited computer experience. It allows the geologist to design map data files to suit the geology of the

  19. DATA BASE SYSTEM FOR STATE WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

    EPA Science Inventory

    This report describes the WAMIS Release II Data Base Management System as developed by the above performing organization. It includes system design, development procedures, development procedures, overview of data and a discussion of problems and recommendations. The appendixes c...

  20. Expert system for project management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Sachdeva; N. R. Namburi

    1993-01-01

    With the globalisation of business, the implementation of turnkey projects is becoming increasingly complex. Inputs from different and diverse sources, coordination and synchronizing of delivery schedules, and cost-reduction targets call for powerful, effective and intelligent tools. Without such tools, an unexpected situation can put the project manager under stress which can consequently lead to wrong decisions. Therefore, there is a

  1. A resource management architecture for metacomputing systems.

    SciTech Connect

    Czajkowski, K.; Foster, I.; Karonis, N.; Kesselman, C.; Martin, S.; Smith, W.; Tuecke, S.

    1999-08-24

    Metacomputing systems are intended to support remote and/or concurrent use of geographically distributed computational resources. Resource management in such systems is complicated by five concerns that do not typically arise in other situations: site autonomy and heterogeneous substrates at the resources, and application requirements for policy extensibility, co-allocation, and online control. We describe a resource management architecture that addresses these concerns. This architecture distributes the resource management problem among distinct local manager, resource broker, and resource co-allocator components and defines an extensible resource specification language to exchange information about requirements. We describe how these techniques have been implemented in the context of the Globus metacomputing toolkit and used to implement a variety of different resource management strategies. We report on our experiences applying our techniques in a large testbed, GUSTO, incorporating 15 sites, 330 computers, and 3600 processors.

  2. Equipment Management System (EqMS): Information visualization system perspectives

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mohd Fadhlul Wafi Mahadi; Ruhaila Maskat; E. N. M. Ibrahim; W. N. A. W. Hariri

    2010-01-01

    Equipment Management System (EqMS) is a system that focuses on managing equipments as per demanded by events taking place on a local wetland eco-tourism park. The park covers approximately 3100 hectare of land. This 3100 hectare land is divided into 3 main regions; recreation, education and research. Equipments at the park range from tents, water pumps, yachts, lawn machines and

  3. Department of Energy Project Management System

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1981-01-08

    This manual provides guidance to all appropriate personnel for implementation of DOE Project Management Policy. It sets forth the principles and requirements that govern the development, approval, and execution of DOE's outlay programs as embodied within the Project Management System (PMS). Its primary goal is to assure application of sound management principles providing a disciplined, systematic, and coordinated approach resulting in efficient planning, organization, coordination, budgeting, management, review, and control of DOE projects. The provisions of this manual are mandatory for the Department's Major Systems Acquisitions (MSA's) and Major Projects and will be used for other projects to the extent practicable. Department's project-management task is over 250 projects, with a total estimated cost in excess of $24 billion at completion. This diverse array of project activities requires a broad spectrum of scientific, engineering, and management skills to assure that they meet planned technical and other objectives and are accomplished on schedule, within cost and scope, and that they serve the purposes intended. In recognition of these requirements and the Department's ever-increasing magnitude of responsibilities, an interim Project Management System was established and has been in use for over a year. This manual constitutes an update of the system based on the experience gained and lessons learned during this initial period.

  4. The design and implementation of the buffer manager for an experimental relational database management system

    E-print Network

    Li, Zaichun

    1994-01-01

    Buffer management is an essential component of database management. This thesis presents a design and implementation of the buffer manager for an experimental relational database management system. The relationship and difference between database...

  5. X-33/RLV System Health Management/Vehicle Health Management

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mouyos, William; Wangu, Srimal

    1998-01-01

    To reduce operations costs, Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLVS) must include highly reliable robust subsystems which are designed for simple repair access with a simplified servicing infrastructure, and which incorporate expedited decision-making about faults and anomalies. A key component for the Single Stage To Orbit (SSTO) RLV system used to meet these objectives is System Health Management (SHM). SHM incorporates Vehicle Health Management (VHM), ground processing associated with the vehicle fleet (GVHM), and Ground Infrastructure Health Management (GIHM). The primary objective of SHM is to provide an automated and paperless health decision, maintenance, and logistics system. Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company, is leading the design, development, and integration of the SHM system for RLV and for X-33 (a sub-scale, sub-orbit Advanced Technology Demonstrator). Many critical technologies are necessary to make SHM (and more specifically VHM) practical, reliable, and cost effective. This paper will present the X-33 SHM design which forms the baseline for the RLV SHM, and it will discuss applications of advanced technologies to future RLVs. In addition, this paper will describe a Virtual Design Environment (VDE) which is being developed for RLV. This VDE will allow for system design engineering, as well as program management teams, to accurately and efficiently evaluate system designs, analyze the behavior of current systems, and predict the feasibility of making smooth and cost-efficient transitions from older technologies to newer ones. The RLV SHM design methodology will reduce program costs, decrease total program life-cycle time, and ultimately increase mission success.

  6. Managing Eco-System Service Decisions Page 1 Managing Eco-System Services Decisions

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    Goldfinger, Chris

    Managing Eco-System Service Decisions Page 1 Managing Eco-System Services Decisions Dr. David Services Group Dr. Chris Goldfinger: Professor of Marine Geology, Oregon State University Introduction "Eco and the economy. In this paper we are specifically interested in the process of making eco-system services

  7. IWater Processing and Waste Management SystemsIntegrated System Health Management 2007 Phase II

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    SBIR SBIR 44 45 IWater Processing and Waste Management SystemsIntegrated System Health Management drying prototype to for the recovery and recycle of water from concentrated waste water recovery system is transformed into a dry solid and clean water. The dry solids powder is easy to transfer and does not foul

  8. Management Organization Systems Technique; A Management System for Higher Education--Instruction.

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    Wayne County Community Coll., Detroit, MI.

    Instruction is the focus of the final pamphlet in a six-part series describing the Management Organization Systems Technique (MOST). The system was designed at Wayne County Community College to determine the goals and objectives of the college and assist management in their attainment and evaluation. The instruction component of the system takes…

  9. System safety education focused on system management

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    Grose, V. L.

    1971-01-01

    System safety is defined and characteristics of the system are outlined. Some of the principle characteristics include role of humans in hazard analysis, clear language for input and output, system interdependence, self containment, and parallel analysis of elements.

  10. System safety management: A new discipline

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    Pope, W. C.

    1971-01-01

    The systems theory is discussed in relation to safety management. It is suggested that systems safety management, as a new discipline, holds great promise for reducing operating errors, conserving labor resources, avoiding operating costs due to mistakes, and for improving managerial techniques. It is pointed out that managerial failures or system breakdowns are the basic reasons for human errors and condition defects. In this respect, a recommendation is made that safety engineers stop visualizing the problem only with the individual (supervisor or employee) and see the problem from the systems point of view.

  11. Diversity of forage system work and adoption of intensive techniques in dairy cattle farms of Amazonia

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    N. Hostiou; B. Dedieu

    2009-01-01

    Forest ecosystems of Brazilian Amazonia are cleared to allow livestock production. Deforestation contributes significantly\\u000a to climate change and losses of biodiversity. Degradation by scrubs reduces pasture productivity after a few years, thus leading\\u000a farmers to deforest new areas. For this reason, sustaining cultivated pastures is of major importance for cattle farms. Intensive\\u000a pasture management techniques have been proposed to the

  12. Motionless system to measure relative angular emission intensity of decaying or modulated light emitting diodes.

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    Radziwon, M; Hernandez-Sosa, G; Lackner, C; Sitter, H; Simbrunner, C

    2014-10-01

    In this paper, a measurement system is presented which enables fast and accurate determination of the relative angular emission intensity of light emitting devices, taking into account their specific features such as low light output, narrow spectral distribution, high spatial luminous intensity ratios, and small dimensions. Application of logarithmic sensors allows for fast measurement of relative emission by simple analog circuitry, while locating 18 of them on a fixed ring around the emitter allows a motionless measurement system. As a result, the proposed system can determine the relative angular emission in less than 100 ms with a resolution of 5° for symmetric emitters. PMID:25362367

  13. Multiple system modelling of waste management

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    Eriksson, Ola, E-mail: ola.eriksson@hig.se [Profu i Goeteborg AB, Goetaforsliden 13 Nedre, SE 431 34 Moelndal (Sweden); Department of Building, Energy and Environmental Engineering, University of Gaevle, SE 801 76 Gaevle (Sweden); Bisaillon, Mattias, E-mail: mattias.bisaillon@profu.se [Profu i Goeteborg AB, Goetaforsliden 13 Nedre, SE 431 34 Moelndal (Sweden)

    2011-12-15

    Highlights: > Linking of models will provide a more complete, correct and credible picture of the systems. > The linking procedure is easy to perform and also leads to activation of project partners. > The simulation procedure is a bit more complicated and calls for the ability to run both models. - Abstract: Due to increased environmental awareness, planning and performance of waste management has become more and more complex. Therefore waste management has early been subject to different types of modelling. Another field with long experience of modelling and systems perspective is energy systems. The two modelling traditions have developed side by side, but so far there are very few attempts to combine them. Waste management systems can be linked together with energy systems through incineration plants. The models for waste management can be modelled on a quite detailed level whereas surrounding systems are modelled in a more simplistic way. This is a problem, as previous studies have shown that assumptions on the surrounding system often tend to be important for the conclusions. In this paper it is shown how two models, one for the district heating system (MARTES) and another one for the waste management system (ORWARE), can be linked together. The strengths and weaknesses with model linking are discussed when compared to simplistic assumptions on effects in the energy and waste management systems. It is concluded that the linking of models will provide a more complete, correct and credible picture of the consequences of different simultaneous changes in the systems. The linking procedure is easy to perform and also leads to activation of project partners. However, the simulation procedure is a bit more complicated and calls for the ability to run both models.

  14. Database Management Systems 3ed, R. Ramakrishnan and J. Gehrke 1 Database Management Systems

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    Li, Yanjun "Lisa"

    , sname: string, rating: integer, age: real); Boats (bid: integer, bname: string, color: string); Reserves algebra operation! (Operator composition.) #12;Database Management Systems 3ed, R. Ramakrishnan and J

  15. STRUDEL: A Website Management System

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    Mary F. Fernįndez; Daniela Florescu; Jaewoo Kang; Alon Y. Levy; Dan Suciu

    1997-01-01

    IntroductionThe growth of the World-Wide Web has created a newkind of data management problem: building and maintainingWeb sites. Building a Web site involves severaltasks, such as choosing what information will be availableat the site, organizing that information in individualpages or in graphs of linked pages, and specifyingthe visual presentation of pages in HTML. Creating andmanaging large sites is tedious, because

  16. System Management and Monitoring - Temporal Evaluation of Freeway Management Systems

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    Keith A. Redmill; Benjamin A. Coifman

    2006-01-01

    Virtually every major metropolitan area in the US has a traffic monitoring system to help increase traffic throughput, decrease the number of accidents, decrease the time required to clear incidents that disrupt flow, and provide travelers information. Almost all of these systems are myopic, focusing strictly on current conditions. Yet the data collected by the sensors can provide considerable information

  17. Integration of development methodologies for the building of knowledge intensive multiagent systems

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    Isabel Maria del Aguila; J. Canadas; S. Tunez; J. T. Palma-Mendez

    2003-01-01

    We describe a proposal for the development of multiagent systems composed by knowledge intensive and nonintensive agents. A software process framework is proposed that integrates a methodology oriented to the development of knowledge based systems, CommonKADS, with some software engineering techniques, those of the rational unified process-UML. The proposal takes into account the characteristics of each specific agent, integrating in

  18. The Characteristics of Data in Data-Intensive Safety-Related Systems

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    Storey, Neil

    elements. In many cases the data is developed quite separately from the remainder of the system, and may to consider data as a distinct and separate component with its own development lifecycle. The paperThe Characteristics of Data in Data-Intensive Safety-Related Systems Neil Storey1 and Alastair

  19. Intensity distribution near focal point of high aperture optical system formed by partly polarized light

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    Volodymyr Borovytsky; Viktoriia Chorna

    2009-01-01

    The paper presents the mathematical technique for calculation of three dimensional intensity distribution near a focal point of a high aperture optical system in case of quasi monochromatic partly polarized light. This technique is extension of the vector diffraction theory for high aperture optical systems. It is based on Huygens-Fresnel principle: spherical wave at an exit pupil is considered as

  20. Smart Checklists for Human-Intensive Medical Systems George S. Avrunin, Lori A. Clarke, Leon J. Osterweil

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    Avrunin, George S.

    will also be applicable to other human-intensive cyber-physical systems such as air traffic controlSmart Checklists for Human-Intensive Medical Systems George S. Avrunin, Lori A. Clarke, Leon J Rausch DocBox, Inc. Waltham, MA USA Email: tracy@docbox.com Abstract--Human-intensive cyber

  1. Effectiveness research of quality management system on verification risk

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    Jianxin Huang; Yaqin Bian

    2011-01-01

    This paper uses risk management theory considering that the effectiveness of the quality management system can be reflected by the effectiveness of quality management system. To improve the effectiveness of quality management system certification, the most important thing is to improve the effectiveness of verification of certification organization as well as to enhance the management of verification risk. Verification risk

  2. Net global warming potential and greenhouse gas intensity in irrigated cropping systems in northeastern Colorado.

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    Mosier, Arvin R; Halvorson, Ardell D; Reule, Curtis A; Liu, Xuejun J

    2006-01-01

    The impact of management on global warming potential (GWP), crop production, and greenhouse gas intensity (GHGI) in irrigated agriculture is not well documented. A no-till (NT) cropping systems study initiated in 1999 to evaluate soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration potential in irrigated agriculture was used in this study to make trace gas flux measurements for 3 yr to facilitate a complete greenhouse gas accounting of GWP and GHGI. Fluxes of CO2, CH4, and N2O were measured using static, vented chambers, one to three times per week, year round, from April 2002 through October 2004 within conventional-till continuous corn (CT-CC) and NT continuous corn (NT-CC) plots and in NT corn-soybean rotation (NT-CB) plots. Nitrogen fertilizer rates ranged from 0 to 224 kg N ha(-1). Methane fluxes were small and did not differ between tillage systems. Nitrous oxide fluxes increased linearly with increasing N fertilizer rate each year, but emission rates varied with years. Carbon dioxide efflux was higher in CT compared to NT in 2002 but was not different by tillage in 2003 or 2004. Based on soil respiration and residue C inputs, NT soils were net sinks of GWP when adequate fertilizer was added to maintain crop production. The CT soils were smaller net sinks for GWP than NT soils. The determinant for the net GWP relationship was a balance between soil respiration and N2O emissions. Based on soil C sequestration, only NT soils were net sinks for GWP. Both estimates of GWP and GHGI indicate that when appropriate crop production levels are achieved, net CO2 emissions are reduced. The results suggest that economic viability and environmental conservation can be achieved by minimizing tillage and utilizing appropriate levels of fertilizer. PMID:16825479

  3. Fluid management system for a zero gravity cryogenic storage system

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    Lak, Tibor I. (Inventor)

    1995-01-01

    The fluid management system comprises a mixing/recirculation system including an external recirculation pump for receiving fluid from a zero gravity storage system and returning an output flow of the fluid to the storage system. An internal axial spray injection system is provided for receiving a portion of the output flow from the recirculation pump. The spray injection system thermally de-stratifies liquid and gaseous cryogenic fluid stored in the storage system.

  4. Workflow Management Systems and ERP Systems: Differences, Commonalities, and Applications

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    Jorge Cardoso; Robert P. Bostrom; Amit Sheth

    2003-01-01

    Two important classes of information systems, Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, have been used to support e-business process redesign, in- tegration, and management. While both technologies can help with business process automation, data transfer, and information sharing, the technological approach and features of solutions provided by WfMS and ERP are different. Currently, there is a

  5. Workflow Management Systems and ERP Systems: Differences, Commonalities, and Applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jorge Cardoso; Robert P. Bostrom; Amit Sheth

    2004-01-01

    Two important classes of information systems, Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, have been used to support e-business process redesign, integration, and management. While both technologies can help with business process automation, data transfer, and information sharing, the technological approach and features of solutions provided by WfMS and ERP are different. Currently, there is a lack

  6. Application Challenges: System Health Management for Complex Systems

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    George D. Hadden; Peter Bergstrom; Tariq Samad; Bonnie Holte Bennett; George J. Vachtsevanos; Joe Van Dyke

    2000-01-01

    System Health Management (SHM) is an example of the types of challenging applications facing embedding high-performance computing environments. SHM systems monitor real-time sensors to determine system health and performance. Performance, economics, and safety are all at stake in SHM, and the emphasis on health management technology is motivated by all these considerations. This paper describes a project focusing on condition-based

  7. Categorizing impacts of implementing Enterprise Content Management Systems

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Categorizing impacts of implementing Enterprise Content Management Systems Knut R. Grahlmann, Cokky.089 3508 TB Utrecht The Netherlands #12;Categorizing impacts of implementing Enterprise Content Management Management Systems. The results of a literature study on the potential impacts are presented

  8. Project Management in NASA: The system and the men

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    Pontious, R. H.; Barnes, L. B.

    1973-01-01

    An analytical description of the NASA project management system is presented with emphasis on the human element. The NASA concept of project management, program managers, and the problems and strengths of the NASA system are discussed.

  9. West Virginia University 1 Department of Industrial & Management Systems

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    West Virginia University 1 Department of Industrial & Management Systems Engineering E at the "big picture" of an operation or system and bridge the gap between management and operations. They deal analysis, information management, scheduling, quality control, optimization, and other practices

  10. Engineering Information Management Systems survey: CADCAM-002

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    Fletcher, S.K.

    1984-09-01

    An immediate goal of CAD/CAM integration in the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex is automated data transfer/translation between the design, analysis, and manufacturing functions. A longer range goal is to use CAD derived geometric part descriptions as official product definition, rather than the current drawing based product definition. The Engineering Information Management System is described loosely as that software system which performs all the needed functions related to archiving and accessing computer based product definition. Major ingredients of such a system include automated data management, neutral format, engineering databases, information models, and translators. This report surveys the current state of the art in these five areas.

  11. Enabling Dynamic Security Management of Networked Systems

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    Enabling Dynamic Security Management of Networked Systems via Device-Embedded Security Gregory R approach to network security in which each individual device erects its own security perimeter and defends network security is difficult in current systems, because a small number of border protections are used

  12. Enabling Dynamic Security Management of Networked Systems

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    Enabling Dynamic Security Management of Networked Systems via Device­Embedded Security Gregory R approach to network security in which each individual device erects its own security perimeter and defends network security is difficult in current systems, because a small number of border protections are used

  13. Computerised animal house management system (CAMS)

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    P. Hempel; R. Merx; M. Schulz; U. Zillmann

    2000-01-01

    Data processing systems for the management of animal houses are available as individually tailored solutions to meet the specific requirements of different institutions in various sectors. After four years of use, a “proprietary system” (originally used by Boehringer\\/Mannheim), which was based on UNIFACE and ORACLE database software and consisted of a VAX station with eight terminals, was replaced by a

  14. Commissioning the NOAO Data Management System

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    H. H. Lanning; R. Seaman; R. C. Smith

    2007-01-01

    The NOAO Data Management System (Barg et al. 2007) is comprised of several large subsystems. Its Data Transport System (Huang et al. 2007) annually conveys Tbytes of data between six remote, intercontinental sites. The NOAO Science Archive (NSA) has been safeguarding key NOAO data products for almost five years. NSA release 3.0 will dramatically increase the data holdings as well

  15. ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ISLAND GRIDS

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    Dirk Lehmkuhl; Kurt Rohrig; Céline Trousseau; Michel Vandenbergh ISET

    This paper describes the Island Energy Management System (IEMS) which is currently under development at ISET. The IEMS is mainly composed of different modules for the simulation of the power system, for the prediction of the demand, for the prediction of the power production from renewable sources and for the optimization of the power dispatch. The mathematical models used for

  16. Development of an Integrated Distribution Management System

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    Schatz, Joe E.

    2010-10-20

    This final report details the components, functionality, costs, schedule and benefits of developing an Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) for power distribution system operation. The Distribution Automation (DA) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems used by electric power companies to manage the distribution of electric power to retail energy consumers are vital components of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. Providing electricity is an essential public service and a disruption in that service, if not quickly restored, could threaten the public safety and the Nation’s economic security. Our Nation’s economic prosperity and quality of life have long depended on the essential services that utilities provide; therefore, it is necessary to ensure that electric utilities are able to conduct their operations safely and efficiently. A fully integrated technology of applications is needed to link various remote sensing, communications and control devices with other information tools that help guide Power Distribution Operations personnel. A fully implemented IDMS will provide this, a seamlessly integrated set of applications to raise electric system operating intelligence. IDMS will enhance DA and SCADA through integration of applications such as Geographic Information Systems, Outage Management Systems, Switching Management and Analysis, Operator Training Simulator, and other Advanced Applications, including unbalanced load flow and fault isolation/service restoration. These apps are capable of utilizing and obtaining information from appropriately installed DER, and by integrating disparate systems, the Distribution Operators will benefit from advanced capabilities when analyzing, controlling and operating the electric system.

  17. Concrete Architecture of LEAP Database Management System

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    Shihada, Basem

    Concrete Architecture of LEAP Database Management System Analyzed by BASEM SHIHADA bshihada CONCRETE ARCITECTURE 3.1 Reverse Engineering Toolkit 3.2 LEAP Sub-systems Graph 3.3 LEAP Components source software goes to end. This assignment presents a concrete architecture for the open source LEAP

  18. Flexible time management in data stream systems

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    Utkarsh Srivastava; Jennifer Widom

    2004-01-01

    Continuous queries in a Data Stream Management System (DSMS) rely on time as a basis for windows on streams and for defining a consistent semantics for multiple streams and updatable relations. The system clock in a centralized DSMS provides a convenient and well-behaved notion of time, but often it is more appropriate for a DSMS application to define its own

  19. A Management Engineered System for Bilingual Instruction.

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    Blomstedt, Robert; Tinajero, Josefina

    The model shows how the essential components of a bilingual instructional setting can be interwoven with the concepts espoused in Management Engineered Teacher Education to provide a systems example that is adaptable to any classroom by the bilingual teacher. Implementation of the system begins with an assessment of the child's language…

  20. Software for managing multicrate FASTBUS Systems

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    Deiss, S.R.; Gustavson, D.B.

    1982-10-01

    The FASTBUS System Manager software that was designed and implemented on an LSI-11 system using PASCAL is described. Particular attention is given to the file structures, file access mechanisms, and basic routing algorithms. Portability to other machines and languages is described.

  1. Performance management system enhancement and maintenance

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    Cleaver, T. G.; Ahour, R.; Johnson, B. R.

    1984-01-01

    The research described in this report concludes a two-year effort to develop a Performance Management System (PMS) for the NCC computers. PMS provides semi-automated monthly reports to NASA and contractor management on the status and performance of the NCC computers in the TDRSS program. Throughout 1984, PMS was tested, debugged, extended, and enhanced. Regular PMS monthly reports were produced and distributed. PMS continues to operate at the NCC under control of Bendix Corp. personnel.

  2. A Three-Layer Network Management System

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    Jiang Guo; Heru Xue; Raj Pamula

    2009-01-01

    As VOIP, stream video, broadcasting, view-on-demand, online shopping and banking are more and more widely used; global network traffic is growing more and more. It is difficult to keep pace with increasing demands by continually adding capacity of network and global network performance is not satisfied. This paper discusses the design of J3manager - our three-layer network management system, which

  3. Owlery: A Flexible Content Management System for \\

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    Kenro Aihara; Taizo Yamada; Noriko Kando; Satoko Fujisawa; Yusuke Uehara; Takayuki Baba; Shigemi Nagata; Takashi Tojo; Tetsuhiko Awaji; Jun Adachi

    2006-01-01

    With the Educational use of Cultural heritage Archives and Cross(X) search (CEAX), we have investigated how to establish a\\u000a framework for managing various kinds of information on cultural heritage objects and how to utilize them for educational purposes.\\u000a To achieve this goal, we propose a conceptual framework in this paper called “Growing Metadata” and a flexible content management\\u000a system called

  4. Fiber optic sensing systems using high frequency resonant sensing heads with intensity sensors

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    Adamovsky, Grigory; Maitland, Duncan J., IV

    1988-01-01

    Optical fibers have an inherent capability of transmitting high bandwidth analog and digital signals. To apply this property of fiber optics to remote sensing, special sensing heads as well as signal processing electronics have to be developed. In systems employing intensity modulating sensors, there is also a need for a referencing technique to compensate for changes in the transmission of the connecting fibers and light source intensity. Fiber optic sensing systems incorporated in sensing heads of a special configuration are discussed. Different modes of operation as well as resonant conditions are explained. Theoretical and experimental analyses are also given.

  5. Strategic threat management: an exploration of nursing strategies in the pediatric intensive care unit.

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    Durso, Francis T; Ferguson, Ashley N; Kazi, Sadaf; Cunningham, Charlene; Ryan, Christina

    2015-03-01

    Part of the work of a critical care nurse is to manage the threats that arise that could impede efficient and effective job performance. Nurses manage threats by employing various strategies to keep performance high and workload manageable. We investigated strategic threat management by using the Threat-Strategy Interview. Threats frequently involved technology, staff, or organizational components. The threats were managed by a toolbox of multifaceted strategies, the most frequent of which involved staff-, treatment- (patient + technology), examination- (patient + clinician), and patient-oriented strategies. The profile of strategies for a particular threat often leveraged work facets similar to the work facet that characterized the threat. In such cases, the nurse's strategy was directed at eliminating the threat (not working around it). A description at both a domain invariant level - useful for understanding strategic threat management generally - and a description at an operational, specific level - useful for guiding interventions-- are presented. A structural description of the relationship among threats, strategies, and the cues that trigger them is presented in the form of an evidence accumulation framework of strategic threat management. PMID:25287275

  6. Implications of Managing the Timing and Intensity of Herbivory for Conservation of Arizona Leatherflower

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    JOYCE MASCHINSKI

    For rare plants, the question of whether and to what extent wild and domestic herbivores influence growth, reproduction, and survival can be critical to preservation. The sensitive species, Clematis hirsutissima var. arizonica, grows on Forest Service lands where cattle, elk, mule deer, and numerous small mammals forage. In a 3-year clipping experiment, I examined the impact of season and intensity

  7. Operation Diagnosis for Buildings Connecting Building Management Systems with Energy Management Systems 

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    Mehler, G.

    2008-01-01

    or installing a Building Automation Sys-tem with an Energy Management System helps to analyze the flow of material, build up an integrated Alarm Management and create an excellent documentation of the installed base. To pick the best of each and connect the two...

  8. Landsat Pathfinder tropical forest information management system

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    Salas, W.; Chomentowski, W.; Harville, J.; Skole, D.; Vellekamp, K.

    1994-01-01

    A Tropical Forest Information Management System_(TFIMS) has been designed to fulfill the needs of HTFIP in such a way that it tracks all aspects of the generation and analysis of the raw satellite data and the derived deforestation dataset. The system is broken down into four components: satellite image selection, processing, data management and archive management. However, as we began to think of how the TFIMS could also be used to make the data readily accessible to all user communities we realized that the initial system was too project oriented and could only be accessed locally. The new system needed development in the areas of data ingest and storage, while at the same time being implemented on a server environment with a network interface accessible via Internet. This paper summarizes the overall design of the existing prototype (version 0) information management system and then presents the design of the new system (version 1). The development of version 1 of the TFIMS is ongoing. There are no current plans for a gradual transition from version 0 to version 1 because the significant changes are in how the data within the HTFIP will be made accessible to the extended community of scientists, policy makers, educators, and students and not in the functionality of the basic system.

  9. high intensity and would cause surface runoff. None of A LOW-INTENSITY, HIGH-UNIFORMITY the above systems were designed to continuously and

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. Bubenzer

    period of time. Rainfall simulators with high uniformity and low intensities are required in many research areas related to environmental quality. To Materials and Methods examine the characteristics of field-scale macropore-type preferential flow, we designed a portable water application system suitable to In preliminary experiments, many nozzles from different apply water with intensity 5m m h 1 for long-term steady-state

  10. A Prototype Processing-In-Memory (PIM) Chip for the Data-Intensive Architecture (DIVA) System

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    Jaffrey Draper; Tim Barrett; Jeff Sondeen; Sumit D. Mediratta; Chang Woo Kang; Ihn Kim; Gokhan Daglikoca

    2005-01-01

    The Data-Intensive Architecture (DIVA) system employs Processing-In-Memory (PIM) chips as smart- memory coprocessors. This architecture exploits inherent memory bandwidth both on chip and across the system to target several classes of bandwidth-limited applications, including multimedia applications and pointer-based and sparse-matrix computations. The DIVA project has built a prototype development system using PIM chips in place of standard DRAMs to demonstrate

  11. Image and information management system

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    Robertson, Tina L. (Inventor); Raney, Michael C. (Inventor); Dougherty, Dennis M. (Inventor); Kent, Peter C. (Inventor); Brucker, Russell X. (Inventor); Lampert, Daryl A. (Inventor)

    2007-01-01

    A system and methods through which pictorial views of an object's configuration, arranged in a hierarchical fashion, are navigated by a person to establish a visual context within the configuration. The visual context is automatically translated by the system into a set of search parameters driving retrieval of structured data and content (images, documents, multimedia, etc.) associated with the specific context. The system places hot spots, or actionable regions, on various portions of the pictorials representing the object. When a user interacts with an actionable region, a more detailed pictorial from the hierarchy is presented representing that portion of the object, along with real-time feedback in the form of a popup pane containing information about that region, and counts-by-type reflecting the number of items that are available within the system associated with the specific context and search filters established at that point in time.

  12. Steam System Forecasting and Management 

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    Mongrue, D. M.; Wittke, D. O.

    1982-01-01

    Union Carbide's Taft Plant is a typical petrochemical complex with several processes that use and produce various fuel and steam resources. The plant steam and fuel system balances vary extensively since several process units 'block operate...

  13. An automated polyclinic management system

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    V. I. Burakovskii; L. A. Bokeriya; V. A. Lishchuk; N. F. Ovodova; V. N. Zenin

    1990-01-01

    Conclusions  The creation of the “Automated Polyclinic” functionally-complete automated system presupposes the solution of all of the interrelated\\u000a problems examined above, which requires a system approach. The proposed division of the problems into two classes (conceptual\\u000a and formal) determines the importance of solving problems of a conceptual character. The selection of the conception of the\\u000a structure, criteria, and design principles to

  14. National launch strategy vehicle data management system

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    Cordes, David

    1990-01-01

    The national launch strategy vehicle data management system (NLS/VDMS) was developed as part of the 1990 NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship Program. The system was developed under the guidance of the Engineering Systems Branch of the Information Systems Office, and is intended for use within the Program Development Branch PD34. The NLS/VDMS is an on-line database system that permits the tracking of various launch vehicle configurations within the program development office. The system is designed to permit the definition of new launch vehicles, as well as the ability to display and edit existing launch vehicles. Vehicles can be grouped in logical architectures within the system. Reports generated from this package include vehicle data sheets, architecture data sheets, and vehicle flight rate reports. The topics covered include: (1) system overview; (2) initial system development; (3) supercard hypermedia authoring system; (4) the ORACLE database; and (5) system evaluation.

  15. 1995 Baseline solid waste management system description

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    Anderson, G.S.; Konynenbelt, H.S.

    1995-09-01

    This provides a detailed solid waste system description that documents the treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) strategy for managing Hanford`s solid low-level waste, low-level mixed waste, transuranic and transuranic mixed waste, and greater-than-Class III waste. This system description is intended for use by managers of the solid waste program, facility and system planners, as well as system modelers. The system description identifies the TSD facilities that constitute the solid waste system and defines these facilities` interfaces, schedules, and capacities. It also provides the strategy for treating each of the waste streams generated or received by the Hanford Site from generation or receipt through final destination.

  16. Interdisciplinary position statement on management of hyperglycemia in peri-operative and intensive care.

    PubMed

    Bajwa, Sukhminder Jit Singh; Baruah, Manash P; Kalra, Sanjay; Kapoor, Mukul Chandra

    2015-01-01

    Hospitalized patients with diabetes pose numerous clinical challenges, including hyperglycemia, which may often be difficult to control. The therapeutic challenges are further accentuated by the difficulty in practical application of existing guidelines among Indian and South Asian patients. The present review highlights the various clinical challenges encountered during management of different diabetic hospitalized populations, and attempts to collate a set of practical, patient and physician friendly recommendations to manage hyperglycemia in such patients. PMID:25948893

  17. Development of a Mobile Equipment Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ronald M. Ramsaran

    2000-01-01

    Development of a Mobile Equipment Management System can result in considerableoperational cost savings for many exploration and open-pit mining companies in theenergy sector. Such a system requires an open architecture, which is capable ofprocessing data from a variety of databases including data retrieval, manipulation,analyzing, presentation, representation and decision making.Integrating and customizing tools such as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)and Geographic

  18. CCS Resource Management in Networked HPC Systems

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    Axel Keller; Alexander Reinefeld

    1998-01-01

    CCS is a resource management system for parallelhigh-performancecomputers. At the user level,CCS provides vendor-independent access to parallelsystems. At the system administrator level, CCS offerstools for controlling #i.e. specifying, con#guringand scheduling# the system components that areoperatedinacomputingcenter. Hence the name #ComputingCenter Software". CCS provides:#hardware-independent scheduling of interactiveand batch jobs,#partitioning of exclusive and non-exclusive ...

  19. Implementing a systems approach to manage assets.

    PubMed

    Cottee, G

    1990-01-01

    This article describes the implementation, on a trial basis, of an Asset Management System at two Victorian Public Hospitals. During the course of this activity, based on research and case history learnings, a Systems Commissioning Document was developed. This document facilitates system implementation, promotes standardised procedures and provides guidance which has general application in other Victorian Public Hospitals as well as in settings other than hospitals. PMID:10109115

  20. Intelligent Systems for Power Management and Distribution

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    Button, Robert M.

    2002-01-01

    The motivation behind an advanced technology program to develop intelligent power management and distribution (PMAD) systems is described. The program concentrates on developing digital control and distributed processing algorithms for PMAD components and systems to improve their size, weight, efficiency, and reliability. Specific areas of research in developing intelligent DC-DC converters and distributed switchgear are described. Results from recent development efforts are presented along with expected future benefits to the overall PMAD system performance.

  1. Scripting practices in complex systems management

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    Eser Kandogan; Paul P. Maglio; Eben M. Haber; John H. Bailey

    2009-01-01

    System administrators are end-users too. And as end-users, they develop tools, create web pages, write command-line scripts, use spreadsheets, and repurpose existing tools. In short, they engage in end-user programming activities in support of their systems management work. We examined system administrator practices in software tool development, operations, and maintenance based on ethnographic field studies at service delivery centers and

  2. Preventing Subsequent Births for Low-Income Adolescent Mothers: An Exploratory Investigation of Mediating Factors in Intensive Case Management

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    Faulkner, Monica; Scarborough, Megan; Berkeley, Bethany

    2012-01-01

    We used a quasi-experimental design to examine the impact of intensive case management (ICM) on preventing 3-year subsequent births for low-income adolescent mothers. We used ?2 and mediation analyses, respectively, to test whether ICM reduced likelihood of subsequent births and whether birth control and perceived social support mediated this relationship. Participants in ICM were less likely to have a subsequent birth within 3 years, but we found no evidence for mediators. This study suggests that ICM may be effective in preventing subsequent births for adolescents. PMID:22897551

  3. Management of surface transportation systems. A synthesis of highway practice

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    Urbanik, T.

    1998-01-01

    The document presents information on the processes used by transportation agencies to monitor, evaluate, and implement a variety of solutions to the management of surface transportation systems. It provides an overview of the generalized process that transportation agencies have found to be effective in managing the various aspects of their transportation systems. Specific case examples of effective management strategies are described for several metropolitan areas including Houston, Seattle, metropolitan New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. These categories of strategies are: Traditional transportation system management; Incident management strategies; Information systems; Access management; Parking management; Travel demand management; Intelligent transportation systems; and Added capacity.

  4. Automated Power Systems Management (APSM)

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    Bridgeforth, A. O.

    1981-01-01

    A breadboard power system incorporating autonomous functions of monitoring, fault detection and recovery, command and control was developed, tested and evaluated to demonstrate technology feasibility. Autonomous functions including switching of redundant power processing elements, individual load fault removal, and battery charge/discharge control were implemented by means of a distributed microcomputer system within the power subsystem. Three local microcomputers provide the monitoring, control and command function interfaces between the central power subsystem microcomputer and the power sources, power processing and power distribution elements. The central microcomputer is the interface between the local microcomputers and the spacecraft central computer or ground test equipment.

  5. Ontological Model of Business Process Management Systems

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    Manoilov, G.; Deliiska, B.

    2008-10-01

    The activities which constitute business process management (BPM) can be grouped into five categories: design, modeling, execution, monitoring and optimization. Dedicated software packets for business process management system (BPMS) are available on the market. But the efficiency of its exploitation depends on used ontological model in the development time and run time of the system. In the article an ontological model of BPMS in area of software industry is investigated. The model building is preceded by conceptualization of the domain and taxonomy of BPMS development. On the base of the taxonomy an simple online thesaurus is created.

  6. Technical management of RO system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Samir El-Manharawy; Azza Hafez

    2000-01-01

    Reverse osmosis is widely used in Egypt for the production of drinking water from brackish and sea water. The heart of the RO system is the membrane that is capable of isolating dissolved salts from water through its wall under specific pressure. Simply, as much as the membrane wall is clean the productivity will be at its optimum condition, and

  7. Annual N2O and CH4 emissions from intensively managed vegetable fields in Nanjing, China

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Junxiang Jia; Liying Sun; Xianwang Kong; Xiaoyuan Yan; Zhengqin Xiong

    2012-01-01

    Nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) emissions were monitored from an intensive vegetable production region with four typical consecutive rotations and a bare fallow in Nanjing, China, from 2009 to 2010. The four consecutive rotations were established as follows: Celery (Apium graveolens dulce L.)–Tung choy (Ipomoea aquatica Forsk L.)–Baby bok choy (Brassica rapa Chinensis L.)–Amaranth (Amaranthus mangostanus L.) (C-T-Bb-A), Choy

  8. Scrotal, testicular and semen characteristics of young Dorper rams managed under intensive and extensive conditions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. J Fourie; L. M Schwalbach; F. W. C Neser; C Van der Westhuizen

    2004-01-01

    In this study, the influence of two feeding regimes on certain reproductive characteristics of young Dorper rams was investigated. Thirty-two Dorper rams were divided into two homogeneous groups. Rams in the first group (n=16), 472.5±8.0 days old were fed ad libitum intensively on a diet (9.5MJME\\/kgDM and 12.5% protein) for 7 weeks, while the second group (n=16), 460.6±8.5-day-old rams were

  9. Impala: A Middleware System for Managing Autonomic, Parallel Sensor Systems

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    Singh, Jaswinder Pal

    of Electrical Engineering Princeton University ABSTRACT Sensor networks are long-running computer systems-running systems, intended to operate in situ, with minimal direct human intervention, for months or years. This requirement for long-running autonomy mandates care- ful design of the runtime system that manages

  10. Impala: A Middleware System for Managing Autonomic, Parallel Sensor Systems

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    Martonosi, Margaret

    of Electrical Engineering Princeton University ABSTRACT Sensor networks are long­running computer systems­running systems, intended to operate in situ, with minimal direct human intervention, for months or years. This requirement for long­running autonomy mandates care­ ful design of the runtime system that manages

  11. Operations system administration plan for HANDI 2000 business management system

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    Adams, D.E.

    1998-09-29

    The Hanford Data Integration 2000 (HANDI 2000) Project will result in an integrated and comprehensive set of functional applications containing core information necessary to support the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC). It is based on the Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product solution with commercially proven business processes. This includes systems that support finance, supply, chemical management, human resources and payroll activities on the Hanford Site. The Passport (PP) software is an integrated application for Accounts Payable, Contract Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing, and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). The PeopleSoft (PS) software is an integrated application for General Ledger, Project Costing, Human Resources, Payroll, Benefits, and Training. The implementation of this set of products, as the first deliverable of the HANDI 2000 Project, is referred to as Business Management System (BMS) and MSDS.

  12. Intensive care information system reduces documentation time of the nurses after cardiothoracic surgery

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert Jan Bosman; Emmy Rood; Heleen Oudemans-van Straaten; Johan Van der Spoel; Johannus Wester; Durk Freark Zandstra

    2003-01-01

    Objective. Nowadays, registration of patient data on paper is gradually being replaced by registration using an intensive care information system (ICIS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the use of an ICIS on nursing activity. Design. Randomized controlled trial with a crossover design. Setting. An 18-bed medical-surgical ICU in a teaching hospital. Patients, nurses and

  13. Single-shot photonic time-intensity integration based on a time-spectrum convolution system

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    Yao, Jianping

    Single-shot photonic time-intensity integration based on a time-spectrum convolution system Antonio domain, some recent experimental de- monstrations of photonic integrators [3­5] have targeted integration be considered as the direct optical counter- part of a conventional electronic integrator [2]. While photonic

  14. Modeling and Improving Security of a Local Disk System for Write-Intensive Workloads

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    Qin, Xiao

    , we build an analytical model to measure the expected value of security levels and the probability1 Modeling and Improving Security of a Local Disk System for Write-Intensive Workloads Mais Nijim {mais, xqin}@cs.nmt.edu xie@cs.sdsu.edu Abstract Since security is of critical importance for modern

  15. Non-Linear Interaction of Two Intense Fields with a Three-Level Atomic System

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    Ansari, N. A.; Jovanoski, Z.; Sidhu, H. S.; Towers, I.

    The interaction between two intense fields with a closed three-level atomic system in the cascade configuration is considered. We derive the steady-state expressions for the field-induced susceptibilities which are valid for all field strengths for the two fields. In particular, we show that each field influences the steady-state susceptibility and absorption experienced by the other field.

  16. Seismic Intensity Estimation of Tall Buildings in Earthquake Early Warning System

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    Greer, Julia R.

    prediction equation (GMPE) that predicts response spectral amplitude from knowledge of earthquake magnitudeSeismic Intensity Estimation of Tall Buildings in Earthquake Early Warning System M. H. Cheng & T. W. Graves U.S. Geological Survey, USA SUMMARY: In California, United States, an earthquake early

  17. A new nitrogen index to elvaluate nitrogen losses in intensive forage systems in Mexico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Though intensive dairy systems, such as the one established in the Comarca Lagunera region in Mexico, help societies maintain a reliable supply of food products for the expanding population of humans, the high applications of manure and fertilizer traditionally applied by these operations in this re...

  18. Context based configuration management system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gawdiak, Yuri O. (Inventor); Gurram, Mohana M. (Inventor); Maluf, David A. (Inventor); Mederos, Luis A. (Inventor)

    2010-01-01

    A computer-based system for configuring and displaying information on changes in, and present status of, a collection of events associated with a project. Classes of icons for decision events, configurations and feedback mechanisms, and time lines (sequential and/or simultaneous) for related events are displayed. Metadata for each icon in each class is displayed by choosing and activating the corresponding icon. Access control (viewing, reading, writing, editing, deleting, etc.) is optionally imposed for metadata and other displayed information.

  19. Architecture and Functions of Database Management System for Tracking and Management of Tools

    E-print Network

    Borissova, Daniela

    and Tracking of Equipment, Tools Folder, Engineering Data Management System at CERN, MTF, Web Interface, Oracle]. Fig. 1. The Engineering and Data Management System Architecture [6] The module that covers equipment103 Architecture and Functions of Database Management System for Tracking and Management of Tools

  20. Managing new oral anticoagulants in the perioperative and intensive care unit setting.

    PubMed

    Levy, Jerrold H; Faraoni, David; Spring, Jenna L; Douketis, James D; Samama, Charles M

    2013-06-01

    Managing patients in the perioperative setting receiving novel oral anticoagulation agents for thromboprophylaxis or stroke prevention with atrial fibrillation is an important consideration for clinicians. The novel oral anticoagulation agents include direct Factor Xa inhibitors rivaroxaban and apixaban, and the direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran. In elective surgery, discontinuing their use is important, but renal function must also be considered because elimination is highly dependent on renal elimination. If bleeding occurs in patients who have received these agents, common principles of bleeding management as with any anticoagulant (including the known principles for warfarin) should be considered. This review summarizes the available data regarding the management of bleeding with novel oral anticoagulation agents. Hemodialysis is a therapeutic option for dabigatran-related bleeding, while in vitro studies showed that prothrombin complex concentrates are reported to be useful for rivaroxaban-related bleeding. Additional clinical studies are needed to determine the best method for reversal of the novel oral anticoagulation agents when bleeding occurs. PMID:23416382

  1. The upgraded rf system for the AGS and high intensity proton beams

    SciTech Connect

    Brennan, J.M. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States). AGS Dept.

    1995-05-01

    The AGS has been upgraded over the past three years to produce a record beam intensity of 6 {times} 10{sup 13} protons per pulse for the fixed-target physics program. The major elements of the upgrade are: the new 1.5 GeV Booster synchrotron, the main magnet power supply, a high frequency longitudinal dilution cavity, a feedback damper for transverse instabilities, a fast gamma transition jump system, and a new high-power rf system. The new rf system and its role in achieving the high intensity goal are the subjects of this report. The rf system is heavily beam loaded, with 7 Amps of rf current in the beam and a peak power of 0.75 MW delivered to the beam by ten cavities. As an example of the scale of beam loading, at one point in the acceleration cycle the cavities are operated at 1.5 kV/gap; whereas, were it not for the new power amplifiers, the beam-induced voltage on the cavities would be over 25 kV/gap. The upgraded rf system, comprising: new power amplifiers, wide band rf feedback, improved cavities, and new low-level beam control electronics, is described. Results of measurements with beam, which characterize the system`s performance, are presented. A typical high intensity acceleration cycle is described with emphasis on the key challenges of beam loading.

  2. Leachate management system design in Mexico

    SciTech Connect

    Lange, D.A.; Broscious, J.A.; Zullo, E.G. [Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc., Monroeville, PA (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Leachate management system design was part of a project which provided solid waste master plans for 25 cities in parts of Mexico. The lack of specific design criteria for leachate management in the Mexican regulations enabled the use of a creative design based on experience and technical judgment. Important considerations in the design of the leachate management system were the current primitive open-dump/burning/scavenging method of disposal/recycling of wastes and the need for a minimal cost solution in this developing country. The economic problems precipitated in December 1994 make the need for minimal expenditures to upgrade infrastructure even more important. The goal of this conceptual design effort was to minimize the amount of landfill leachate that required treatment by optimizing evaporation and recirculation of the leachate. A case study is presented which evaluates if the goal of zero excess leachate can be achieved.

  3. Intensity-modulated fiber Bragg grating sensor system based on radio-frequency signal measurement.

    PubMed

    Dong, Xinyong; Shao, Li-Yang; Fu, H Y; Tam, H Y; Lu, C

    2008-03-01

    An intensity-modulated, fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor system based on radio-frequency (RF) signal measurement is presented. The RF signal is generated at a photodetector by two modulated optical signals reflected from the sensing FBG and a reference FBG. Wavelength shift of the sensing FBG changes intensity of the RF signal through changing the delay between the two optical signals, with temperature effect being compensated automatically by the reference FBG. It also exhibits important features including potentially high-speed measurement, low cost, and adjustable sensitivity. In the experiment, strain measurement with a maximum sensitivity of -0.34 microV/micro epsilon has been achieved. PMID:18311299

  4. Establishment of a Quality-Management System for Service Industries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ching-Chow Yang

    2006-01-01

    Excellent service quality generates a competitive advantage for service organizations, but firms must implement a comprehensive system of quality management if they are to develop effective and reliable service quality. In contrast to manufacturing industries, most service industries lack a well-managed and comprehensive system of quality management. The present study develops a holistic quality-management system for service organizations – based

  5. Environmental Change and Disease Dynamics: Effects of Intensive Forest Management on Puumala Hantavirus Infection in Boreal Bank Vole Populations

    PubMed Central

    Voutilainen, Liina; Savola, Sakeri; Kallio, Eva Riikka; Laakkonen, Juha; Vaheri, Antti; Vapalahti, Olli; Henttonen, Heikki

    2012-01-01

    Intensive management of Fennoscandian forests has led to a mosaic of woodlands in different stages of maturity. The main rodent host of the zoonotic Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) is the bank vole (Myodes glareolus), a species that can be found in all woodlands and especially mature forests. We investigated the influence of forest age structure on PUUV infection dynamics in bank voles. Over four years, we trapped small mammals twice a year in a forest network of different succession stages in Northern Finland. Our study sites represented four forest age classes from young (4 to 30 years) to mature (over 100 years) forests. We show that PUUV-infected bank voles occurred commonly in all forest age classes, but peaked in mature forests. The probability of an individual bank vole to be PUUV infected was positively related to concurrent host population density. However, when population density was controlled for, a relatively higher infection rate was observed in voles trapped in younger forests. Furthermore, we found evidence of a “dilution effect” in that the infection probability was negatively associated with the simultaneous density of other small mammals during the breeding season. Our results suggest that younger forests created by intensive management can reduce hantaviral load in the environment, but PUUV is common in woodlands of all ages. As such, the Fennoscandian forest landscape represents a significant reservoir and source of hantaviral infection in humans. PMID:22745755

  6. MorphoSys: An Integrated Reconfigurable System for Data-Parallel and Computation-Intensive Applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hartej Singh; Ming-hau Lee; Guangming Lu; Fadi J. Kurdahi; Nader Bagherzadeh; Eliseu M. Chaves Filho

    2000-01-01

    This paper introduces MorphoSys, a reconfigurable computing system developed to investigate the effectiveness of combining reconfigurable hardware with general-purpose processors for word-level, computation-intensive applications. MorphoSys is a coarse-grain, integrated, and reconfigurable system-on-chip, targeted at high-throughput and data-parallel applications. It is comprised of a reconfigurable array of processing cells, a modified RISC processor core, and an efficient memory interface unit. This

  7. MANAGED OBJECT PATTERN Class Behavioral Provide direct control of individual resources in a managed system. The Managed Object

    E-print Network

    Keller, Rudolf K.

    in the Visitor pattern). Consequences The Managed Object pattern has the following benefits and liabilities. 11 / 4 MANAGED OBJECT PATTERN Class Behavioral Intent Provide direct control of individual resources in a managed system. The Managed Object provides a one-to-one mapping to the manageable entities, as well

  8. Implementation of SAP Waste Management System

    SciTech Connect

    Frost, M.L.; LaBorde, C.M.; Nichols, C.D. [Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (United States)

    2008-07-01

    The Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) assumed responsibility for newly generated waste on October 1, 2005. To ensure effective management and accountability of newly generated waste, Y-12 has opted to utilize SAP, Y-12's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool, to track low-level radioactive waste (LLW), mixed waste (MW), hazardous waste, and non-regulated waste from generation through acceptance and disposal. SAP Waste will include the functionality of the current waste tracking system and integrate with the applicable modules of SAP already in use. The functionality of two legacy systems, the Generator Entry System (GES) and the Waste Information Tracking System (WITS), and peripheral spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail/fax communications will be replaced by SAP Waste. Fundamentally, SAP Waste will promote waste acceptance for certification and disposal, not storage. SAP Waste will provide a one-time data entry location where waste generators can enter waste container information, track the status of their waste, and maintain documentation. A benefit of the new system is that it will provide a single data repository where Y-12's Waste Management organization can establish waste profiles, verify and validate data, maintain inventory control utilizing hand-held data transfer devices, schedule and ship waste, manage project accounting, and report on waste handling activities. This single data repository will facilitate the production of detailed waste generation reports for use in forecasting and budgeting, provide the data for required regulatory reports, and generate metrics to evaluate the performance of the Waste Management organization and its subcontractors. SAP Waste will replace the outdated and expensive legacy system, establish tools the site needs to manage newly generated waste, and optimize the use of the site's ERP tool for integration with related business processes while promoting disposition of waste. (authors)

  9. Extending results from agricultural fields with intensively monitored data to surrounding areas for water quality management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. Heilman; R. W. Malone; L. Ma; J. L. Hatfield; L. R. Ahuja; K. P. Boyle; R. S. Kanwar

    2012-01-01

    A 45% reduction in riverine total nitrogen flux from the 1980-1996 time period is needed to meet water quality goals in the Mississippi Basin and Gulf of Mexico. This paper addresses the goal of reducing nitrogen in the Mississippi River through three objectives. First, the paper outlines an approach to the site-specific quantification of management effects on nitrogen loading from

  10. USING THE CENTURY MODEL TO SIMULATE C DYNAMICS IN AN INTENSIVELY MANAGED ALABAMA ULTISOL

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The use of validated models to simulate soil management effects on the SOC pool is critical for growers, researchers, and policy makers. We evaluated the ability of the CENTURY model to simulate SOC dynamics in a tillage and crop rotation experiment (ca. 1988) located in central (Milstead), AL. So...

  11. Requirements management system browser software requirements specification

    SciTech Connect

    Frank, D.D.

    1996-10-01

    The purpose of this document is to define the essential user requirements for the Requirements Management System Browser (RMSB) application. This includes specifications for the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the supporting database structures. The RMSB application is needed to provide an easy to use PC-based interface to browse system engineering data stored and managed in a UNIX software application. The system engineering data include functions, requirements, and architectures that make up the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) technical baseline. This document also covers the requirements for a software application titled ``RMSB Data Loader (RMSB- DL)``, referred to as the ``Parser.`` The Parser is needed to read and parse a data file and load the data structure supporting the Browser.

  12. The DIRAC Data Management System (poster)

    E-print Network

    Haen, Christophe

    2015-01-01

    The DIRAC Interware provides a development framework and a complete set of components for building distributed computing systems. The DIRAC Data Management System (DMS) offers all the necessary tools to ensure data handling operations for small and large user communities. It supports transparent access to storage resources based on multiple technologies, and is easily expandable. The information on data files and replicas is kept in a File Catalog of which DIRAC offers a powerful and versatile implementation (DFC). Data movement can be performed using third party services including FTS3. Bulk data operations are resilient with respect to failures due to the use of the Request Management System (RMS) that keeps track of ongoing tasks. In this contribution we will present an overview of the DIRAC DMS capabilities and its connection with other DIRAC subsystems such as the Transformation System. The DIRAC DMS is in use by several user communities now. The contribution will present the experience of the LHCb exper...

  13. Automated diagnostics for aerospace power management systems

    SciTech Connect

    Granieri, M.N. [Giordano Automation Corp., Sparta, NJ (United States); Darty, M. [McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, Huntsville, AL (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Due to safety and mission criticality, aerospace power management systems require built in fault tolerance. Existing systems focus on hardware redundancy and lack the characteristics needed to provide rapid fault diagnostics and reconfiguration of power flow to critical users. Solid state power control (SSPC) electronics can provide faster switching times than electromechanical devices and when this technology is coupled with advanced software for diagnostics, a fault tolerant system design can be implemented. This paper describes a new project to integrate advanced SSPC electronics with newly available, knowledge-based diagnostic software in order to demonstrate the ability to detect, isolate and implement corrective action within a short period of time consistent with requirements for uninterrupted power. A fast embedded microprocessor will be used to run the diagnostic software and control power electronics. This project seeks to demonstrate the technology needed to enable a power management and distribution system to automatically compensate for faults in real time.

  14. [Role of intensive medical training on Law 38 to improve pain management in primary care].

    PubMed

    Mammucari, Massimo; Muscas, Fabrizio; Arpino, Giovanni; Aronica, Alberto; Russo, Pasquale; Visconti, Marco

    2014-04-01

    The Italian Law no. 38/2010 requires that the physician reports in the medical record the type and the intensity of pain, analgesic therapies and clinical results. We developed a training model for 256 primary care physicians (GPs). After a period of intensive training on the content of the law no. 38, diagnostic and pharmacological approach of pain, we carried out a clinical audit by a web based clinical record to assess doctor's compliance to Law no. 38 and the use of opioids. 2631 patients were assessed (age 71,5±13,7 years; median 74). The mean of chronic non oncologic pain intesity was 5.41±2.0 (static) and 6.10±2.32 (dynamic). After a systematic measurement of pain, a better control of patients was achieved (2.22±2.12 points lower for static, 2.37±2.34 lower for dynamic pain (p<0.001 vs basal time). An increased use of opioids have been detected. GPs have also used strong opioids in opioid-naļve patients, avoiding the first or the second step if intensity of pain detected was severe. In fact, a greater pain control was achieved with oxycodone compared to tramadol or codeine (all of them with normal release and combined with acetaminophen). Chronic non cancer pain remains one of the major clinical problems in the primary care setting, especially in the elderly. The standard measurement of parameters related to pain and the proper use of opioids depends on the scientific update and how this is delivered. GPs are crucial to implement the Law 38 and to increase the degree of complexity of the patient to be properly admitted to a SPOKE/HUB center. PMID:24770542

  15. Ensemble encoding of nociceptive stimulus intensity in the rat medial and lateral pain systems

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background The ability to encode noxious stimulus intensity is essential for the neural processing of pain perception. It is well accepted that the intensity information is transmitted within both sensory and affective pathways. However, it remains unclear what the encoding patterns are in the thalamocortical brain regions, and whether the dual pain systems share similar responsibility in intensity coding. Results Multichannel single-unit recordings were used to investigate the activity of individual neurons and neuronal ensembles in the rat brain following the application of noxious laser stimuli of increasing intensity to the hindpaw. Four brain regions were monitored, including two within the lateral sensory pain pathway, namely, the ventral posterior lateral thalamic nuclei and the primary somatosensory cortex, and two in the medial pathway, namely, the medial dorsal thalamic nuclei and the anterior cingulate cortex. Neuron number, firing rate, and ensemble spike count codings were examined in this study. Our results showed that the noxious laser stimulation evoked double-peak responses in all recorded brain regions. Significant correlations were found between the laser intensity and the number of responsive neurons, the firing rates, as well as the mass spike counts (MSCs). MSC coding was generally more efficient than the other two methods. Moreover, the coding capacities of neurons in the two pathways were comparable. Conclusion This study demonstrated the collective contribution of medial and lateral pathway neurons to the noxious intensity coding. Additionally, we provide evidence that ensemble spike count may be the most reliable method for coding pain intensity in the brain. PMID:21864358

  16. Dynamical Control of Irregular Intensity Fluctuations in a Chaotic Multimode Solid State Laser System

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    Gills, Zelda Yvette N.

    1995-01-01

    The diode laser pumped Nd:YAG (neodymium doped yttrium aluminum garnet) laser with an intracavity doubling KTP (potassium titanyl phosphate) is an all solid state laser system that can show chaotic intensity fluctuations when operated with at least three longitudinal modes. Irregular intensity fluctuations in the laser were stabilized by the technique of occasional proportional feedback (OPF), related to the control scheme of Ott, Grebogi, and Yorke. Complex periodic waveforms were stabilized in the laser output intensity. A detailed model of the system was not necessary to implement control. It was also shown that the unstable steady state of a multimode laser system could be stabilized by OPF. The range of pump excitations over which stabilization of the steady state could be maintained was greatly extended through application of a procedure for tracking the state as the pump excitation was gradually varied. Numerical analysis of the laser output intensity time series--using nonlinear time series analysis tools not previously applied to this problem--reveal that the laser can be operated in both a low dimensional or high dimensional chaotic regime, where noise significantly influences the deterministic dynamics.

  17. Mobile Model-Based Bridge Lifecycle Management Systems

    E-print Network

    Hammad, Amin

    for developing Mobile Model-based Bridge Lifecycle Management Systems (MMBLMSs). These new systems should linkMobile Model-Based Bridge Lifecycle Management Systems Amin Hammad* , Cheng Zhang, Yongxin Hu Mobile Model-based Bridge Lifecycle Management Systems (MMBLMSs). These new systems should link all

  18. Maintenance Management System Based on Bayesian Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhiqiang Cai; Shudong Sun; Shubin Si; Bernard Yannou

    2008-01-01

    With the application of maintenance management system, the daily failure data of airplane components has been collected in great number. The challenge faced currently is how to predict the failure probability of certain components and carry out optimal maintenance strategy (when and how) to reduce the lifecycle cost of the airplane. In this paper, we have presented a proactive maintenance

  19. Creating Business Intelligence from Course Management Systems

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    van Dyk, Liezl; Conradie, Pieter

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: This article seeks to address the interface between individual learning facilitators that use course management systems (CMS) data to support decision-making and course design and institutional infrastructure providers that are responsible for institutional business intelligence. Design/methodology/approach: The design of a data warehouse…

  20. DESIGN INFORMATION REPORT: SLUDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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    Over 270 comprehensive performance evaluations have shown that sludge management system limitations were severe enough to contribute to noncompliance with NPDES permits in 49 percent of the plants evaluated. ost limitations could be attributed to one or more of the following: nac...

  1. Portuguese Food Composition Database Quality Management System

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    L M Oliveira; I P Castanheira; M A Dantas; A A Porto; M A Calhau

    2010-01-01

    Background:The harmonisation of food composition databases (FCDB) has been a recognised need among users, producers and stakeholders of food composition data (FCD). To reach harmonisation of FCDBs among the national compiler partners, the European Food Information Resource (EuroFIR) Network of Excellence set up a series of guidelines and quality requirements, together with recommendations to implement quality management systems (QMS) in

  2. Analysis of Intrusion Management System Technology

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    Yaohui Wang; Xiaobo Huang

    2010-01-01

    With the increase of network intrusion and hacking, the network security has become a main problem in computer science and attracts much attention from people. To solve these problems, this paper first analysis the advantages and disadvantages of the traditional security technologies in solve these security problem. Next, introduces an intrusion management system, which can make up for these deficiencies.

  3. Integrated management systems: experiences in Italian organizations

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    Roberta Salomone

    2008-01-01

    Integrated Management Systems (IMS) are becoming more and more important, but experiences may differ across regions and companies of different size and sectors. The study reported in this paper has been developed using a sample of Italian companies to investigate the potential for integration starting from an analysis of the common aspects in terms of real motivations (company image, costs

  4. Conceptual Nuclear Decommissioning Knowledge Management System Design

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    I-hsin Chou; Chin-feng Fan; Yen-chang Tzeng

    2005-01-01

    Taiwan research reactor (TRR) was shut down in January 1988, along with the termination of a few nuclear facilities within Institute of Nuclear Energy Research (INER). In the past few years, INER has continually dismantled its related nuclear facilities. To ensure dismantling safety and efficiency, Decommissioning Information Management System (DIMS) was developed firstly to record all activities during the decommissioning

  5. Environmental Management System `We are implementing an

    E-print Network

    an Environmental Management System (EMS) which addresses all of the aspects of our business which have an impact in our Environmental Policy Statement. Specifically we will: · Comply with relevant environmental that impact on the environment. · Taking actions to reduce environmental impacts, and monitoring the results

  6. Adaptable data management for systems biology investigations

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    John Boyle; Hector Rovira; Christopher C. Cavnor; David B. Burdick; Sarah A. Killcoyne; Ilya Shmulevich

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Within research each experiment is different, the focus changes and the data is generated from a continually evolving barrage of technologies. There is a continual introduction of new techniques whose usage ranges from in-house protocols through to high-throughput instrumentation. To support these requirements data management systems are needed that can be rapidly built and readily adapted for new usage.

  7. A Systems Approach to Managing Oil

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    van Dorp, Johan René

    led to the spilling of 11 million gallons of crude oil into the Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska. Af attention on ways to reduce the risk of oil spills from tankers, culminating in the Oil Pollution ActA Systems Approach to Managing Oil Transportation Risk in Prince William Sound Jason R. W. Merrick

  8. Distributed Administrative Management Information System (DAMIS).

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    Juckiewicz, Robert; Kroculick, Joseph

    Columbia University's major program to distribute its central administrative data processing to its various schools and departments is described. The Distributed Administrative Management Information System (DAMIS) will link every department and school within the university via micrcomputers, terminals, and/or minicomputers to the central…

  9. Management and Safety of Transportation Systems

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    Management and Safety of Transportation Systems University Transportation Center for Alabama A N N@eng.ua.edu www.eng.ua.edu Editors: James Cruise, Ph.D. Barbara Moore University Transportation Center for Alabama Transportation Center for Alabama (UTCA). The contents of this Annual Report reflect the views of the editors

  10. Instructor's success measures of Learning Management System

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    Ibrahim Abood Almrashdeh; Noraidah Sahari; Nor Azan Mat Zin; Mutasem Alsmadi

    2011-01-01

    Distance learning has been used widely as a helpful solution by many institutions to offer learning on demand opportunities to working adults. Educational technology evaluation model (ETM) have been tested in large sample size among students, and little research has been conducted to measure the success of distance learning technologies such as Learning Management System (LMS) from the point of

  11. A data management system for structural genomics

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    Stéphane Raymond; Nicholas O'Toole; Miroslaw Cygler

    2004-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Structural genomics (SG) projects aim to determine thousands of protein structures by the development of high-throughput techniques for all steps of the experimental structure determination pipeline. Crucial to the success of such endeavours is the careful tracking and archiving of experimental and external data on protein targets. RESULTS: We have developed a sophisticated data management system for structural genomics.

  12. Profitability Analysis of Workflow Management Systems

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    Horst Gruber; Christian Huemer

    2009-01-01

    Workflow technology promises an increase in efficiency in the execution of business processes. The technology is widely accepted, but often the high costs exceed the promised benefits. Thus, it is desirable to calculate the profitability prior to investing into workflow technology. After an investment into workflow management systems (WFMS), it has to be verified whether the expected benefits have been

  13. Fair Use Infrastructure for Rights Management Systems

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    Dan L. Burk; Julie E. Cohen

    2001-01-01

    In this paper, we consider whether rights management systems can be supported by legal and institutional infrastructures that enable appropriate public access to the works secured by these technologies. We focus primarily on the design challenges posed by the fair use doctrine, which historically has played a central role in preserving such access. Throughout the paper, however, we also use

  14. A Secure E-Exam Management System

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    Jordi Castellą-roca; Jordi Herrera-joancomartķ; Aleix Dorca-josa

    2006-01-01

    Secure electronic exams are one of the most difficult challenges in e-learning security. The relevance of the examination process for any academic institution implies that different security mechanisms must be applied in order to preserve some security properties during different examination stages. In this paper, we present a secure e-exam management system where all exam related information is in digital

  15. End-User Training Management Systems.

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    Huang, Albert H.

    2003-01-01

    Discusses the need for employee training in this information-based economy; reviews the process of end-user training and related research; describes a system that manages end-user training; and proposes potential opportunities for future development. Topics include the diversity of end users; diversity of training methods; need for outcome…

  16. ECOLOGICAL WEED MANAGEMENT FOR ORGANIC FARMING SYSTEMS

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    Derek M. Law

    2006-01-01

    Two field studies examining direct ecological weed control practices were conducted in Lexington, Kentucky. The first evaluated weed control efficacy and influence on yields of several mulches in two organically-managed bell pepper (Capsicum annum) production systems for two years. Peppers were planted in double rows in flat, bare ground or on black polyethylene-covered raised beds with drip irrigation, and four

  17. Patient-centric Hurricane Evacuation Management System

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    Cardei, Mihaela

    Patient-centric Hurricane Evacuation Management System Arny Ambrose, Mihaela Cardei, and Ionut--In the United States, there has been a high incidence of hurricanes over the past decade. Before a hurricane investigate the characteristics and challenges associated with hurricane evacuation of health care centers

  18. HEMS, a Hurricane Evacuation Management System

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    Cardei, Mihaela

    HEMS, a Hurricane Evacuation Management System Arny Ambrose, Mihaela Cardei, and Ionut Cardei, there has been a high incidence of hurricanes over the past decade. Before a hurricane makes landfall and challenges associated with hurricane evacuation of health care centers, such as nursing homes. Then, we

  19. Implementing Management Systems-Based Assessments

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    Campisi, John A.; Reese, Robert T.

    1999-05-03

    A management system approach for evaluating environment, safety, health, and quality is in use at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. As a multi-program national laboratory, SNL has many diverse operations including research, engineering development and applications, production, and central services supporting all activities and operations. Basic research examples include fusion power generation, nuclear reactor experiments, and investigation of combustion processes. Engineering development examples are design, testing, and prototype developments of micro-mechanical systems for safe'~arding computer systems, air bags for automobiles, satellite systems, design of transportation systems for nuclear materials, and systems for use in medical applications such as diagnostics and surgery. Production operations include manufacture of instrumented detection devices, radioisotopes, and replacement parts for previously produced engineered systems. Support services include facilities engineering, construction, and site management, site security, packaging and transportation of hazardous materials wastes, ES&H functional programs to establish requirements and guidance to comply with federal, state, local, and contractual requirements and work safety. In this diverse environment, unlike more traditional single function business units, an integrated consistent management system is not typical. Instead, each type of diverse activity has its own management system designed and distributed around the operations, personnel, customers, and facilities (e.g., hazards involved, security, regulatory requirements, and locations). Laboratory managers are not likely to have experience in the more traditional hierarchical or command and control structures and thus do not share oversight expectations found in centralized management systems. The resulting corporate management system gives the appearance of an assembly of multiple, nearly independent operating units. The executive management system maintains these separate units, encouraging autonomy and creativity by establishing a minimum of requirements and procedures. In any organization, senior management has a responsibility to ensure that all operating units are meeting requirements. Part of this responsibility is fulfilled by conducting oversight or assurance activities, to determine the effectiveness of established systems in meeting requirements and performance expectations. Internal independent assessment is one of these assurance activities. Independent appraisals are combined with external audits and appraisals, self-assessments, peer reviews, project reviews, and other internal and external audits (e.g., financial, contractual) for a more complete assurance view. At SNL, internal independent appraisals are performed by the Audit Center, which reports directly to the Executive Vice President. ES&H independent appraisals are the responsibility of the ES&H and Quality Assessments Department, with a staff complement of eight. With our organization's charter to perform internal, independent appraisals, we set out to develop an approach and associated tools, which would be useful in the overall SNL environment and within our resource limitations.

  20. Prediction by maternal risk factors of neonatal intensive care admissions: Evaluation of >59,000 women in national managed care programs

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    Michael G. Ross; Catherine A. Downey; Rose Bemis-Heys; Men Nguyen; Debbie L. Jacques; Gary Stanziano

    1999-01-01

    Objective: Managed care plans have adopted risk assessment tools as part of pregnancy disease state management strategies to assist in reducing poor pregnancy outcomes and related costs. We evaluated the relationships of maternal risk factors to determine which pregnancy risk factors were associated with neonatal intensive care unit (levels II and III) admission. Study Design: Risk assessments were performed through