Sample records for machine operators final

  1. Study of an Audio Playback Machine Storage, Distribution, and Repair System. Options for Machine Operation. Study II, Part 1, Phase 2, Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ManTech Technical Services Corp., Fairfax, VA.

    This report presents the results of a management study of audio playback equipment operations conducted by the National Library Service, Library of Congress, its associated network of state and local machine lending agencies (MLA), and other parties that play a role in current operations. The objectives were to document current operations,…

  2. Operating the Lisp Machine

    E-print Network

    Moon, David A.

    This document is a draft copy of a portion of the Lisp Machine window system manual. It is being published in this form now to make it available, since the complete window system manual is unlikely to be finished in the ...

  3. Machine Tool Operation, Course Description.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Denny, Walter E.; Anderson, Floyd L.

    Prepared by an instructor and curriculum specialists, this course of study was designed to meet the individual needs of the dropout and/or hard-core unemployed youth by providing them skill training, related information, and supportive services knowledge in machine tool operation. The achievement level of each student is determined at entry, and…

  4. 30 CFR 18.61 - Final inspection of complete machine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Final inspection of complete machine. 18.61 Section 18.61 Mineral Resources... § 18.61 Final inspection of complete machine. (a) A completely assembled new machine or a substantially modified design...

  5. 30 CFR 18.61 - Final inspection of complete machine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Final inspection of complete machine. 18.61 Section 18.61 Mineral Resources... § 18.61 Final inspection of complete machine. (a) A completely assembled new machine or a substantially modified design...

  6. Standardized Curriculum for Machine Tool Operation/Machine Shop.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Office of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.

    Standardized vocational education course titles and core contents for two courses in Mississippi are provided: machine tool operation/machine shop I and II. The first course contains the following units: (1) orientation; (2) shop safety; (3) shop math; (4) measuring tools and instruments; (5) hand and bench tools; (6) blueprint reading; (7)…

  7. Wireless vibration monitoring on human machine operator

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Frederik Petré; Frank Bouwens; Steven Gillijns; Fabien Massé; Marc Engels; Bert Gyselinckx; Kris Vanstechelman; Christophe Thomas

    2010-01-01

    Human machine operators are often subject to extreme shocks and vibrations while operating production machines and vehicles. To assess the impact on perceived comfort objectively, a wireless vibration monitoring system is needed that measures whole-body vibrations directly on the human body. To this end, we have developed a wireless body area network consisting of low-power vibration sensor nodes that have

  8. An Operating Environment for the Jellybean Machine

    E-print Network

    Totty, Brian K.

    1988-05-01

    The Jellybean Machine is a scalable MIMD concurrent processor consisting of special purpose RISC processors loosely coupled into a low latency network. I have developed an operating system to provide the supportive ...

  9. Machine vision for real time orbital operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Vinz, Frank L.

    1988-01-01

    Machine vision for automation and robotic operation of Space Station era systems has the potential for increasing the efficiency of orbital servicing, repair, assembly and docking tasks. A machine vision research project is described in which a TV camera is used for inputing visual data to a computer so that image processing may be achieved for real time control of these orbital operations. A technique has resulted from this research which reduces computer memory requirements and greatly increases typical computational speed such that it has the potential for development into a real time orbital machine vision system. This technique is called AI BOSS (Analysis of Images by Box Scan and Syntax).

  10. Light Machines Operator Performance Support System

    SciTech Connect

    Bohley, M.C.

    1998-06-15

    The objective of this project was to create a multimedia operator performance support system (OPSS) shell that would provide a framework for delivering appropriate information to the student/novice machine tool user just when needed and in the most appropriate form. In addition, the program was designed so that it could be expanded and further developed by Light Machines personnel. The expertise of AlliedSignal Federal Manufacturing and Technologies (ASFM and T) in the areas of performance support system design and multimedia creation was employed to create the most user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) while providing access to key topical areas. Light Machines provided a subject matter expert from their technical services group in order to provide the needed information for structuring the OPSS shell. They also provided a Benchman VMC 4000 machine tool at the ASFM and T New Mexico location as well as specific instruction on the safe and effective use of that machine tool.

  11. Development of Learning Modules for Machine Shop Occupations. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kent, Randall

    This final report contains an eight-page narrative and materials/products of a program to produce (the final) sixty-eight individualized machine shop skill tasks modules (and fifty-two master audio tapes for students with serious reading disabilities). The narrative also describes the determination of the vital few skills used by machine tool…

  12. Machine Operator Training Program and Curriculum.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    St. Cyr, David; And Others

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

  13. Stability Analysis for Variable Frequency Operation of Synchronous Machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    THOMAS A. LIPO; PAUL C. KRAUSE

    1968-01-01

    A stability study of a synchronous machine is performed by applying the Nyquist stability-criterion to the equations which describe the behavior of the machine during small displacements about a steady-state operating point. This investigation reveals that, in some cases, machine instability can occur at low operating speeds. Regions of machine stability are established from the results of a digital computer

  14. Man-Machine Communication Research: Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mann, William C.

    The general goal of this research and development program was to facilitate man-machine communication in areas of high military impact, including on-line computing in communications, command, and control. Highlights of this research include: identification of major causes of man-machine communication difficulty for the computer-naive; discovery of…

  15. Operator control of interneural computing machines.

    PubMed

    Shih, Mau-Hsiang; Tsai, Feng-Sheng

    2013-12-01

    A dynamic representation of neural population responses asserts that motor cortex is a flexible pattern generator sending rhythmic, oscillatory signals to generate multiphasic patterns of movement. This raises a question concerning the design and control of new computing machines that mimic the oscillatory patterns and multiphasic patterns seen in neural systems. To address this issue, we design an interneural computing machine (INCM) made of plastic random interneural connections. We develop a mechanical way to measure collective ensemble firing of neurons in INCM. Two sorts of plasticity operators are derived from the measure of synchronous neural activity and the measure of self-sustaining neural activity, respectively. Such plasticity operators conduct activity-dependent operation to modify the network structure of INCM. The activity-dependent operation meets the neurobiological perspective of Hebbian synaptic plasticity and displays the tendency toward circulation breaking aiming to control neural population dynamics. We call such operation operator control of INCM and develop a population analysis of operator control for measuring how well single neurons of INCM can produce rhythmic, oscillatory activity, but at the level of neural ensembles, generate multiphasic patterns of population responses. PMID:24805217

  16. Impact of the host operating systems on virtual machine performance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Goran Martinovic; Josip Balen; Snjezana Rimac-Drlje

    2010-01-01

    Virtualization enables installation and running of multiple virtual machines on the same computer system. Operating system that communicates directly with hardware is known as the host operating system whereas virtual operating systems have all the features of a real operating system, but they run inside the host operating system. A virtual machine is separated from the computer hardware resources and

  17. A parametric programming technique for efficient CNC machining operations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Manocher Djassemi

    1998-01-01

    In this paper the application of parametric programming to CNC machining is discussed. As one of the less frequently utilized features of CNC machines, parametric programming has the potential to increase the efficiency of CNC operations. This feature is particularly beneficial to companies with group technology manufacturing where parts with similar design or operational requirements are processed within a machine

  18. F-111 windscreen machining. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Gerth, H. L.; Brown, R. J.

    1980-09-22

    Studies were conducted to determine the feasibility of improving the optical image transmitted through a military aircraft windscreen by using single-point diamond turning. Reduced warpage (waviness) of the windscreen surfaces ensures that a more accurate optical image is presented to the aircraft pilot. Machining the acrylic surface was accomplished with slightly impared image transmissibility. The use of this technique as a potential production process is discussed.

  19. Food labeling; calorie labeling of articles of food in vending machines. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2014-12-01

    To implement the vending machine food labeling provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is establishing requirements for providing calorie declarations for food sold from certain vending machines. This final rule will ensure that calorie information is available for certain food sold from a vending machine that does not permit a prospective purchaser to examine the Nutrition Facts Panel before purchasing the article, or does not otherwise provide visible nutrition information at the point of purchase. The declaration of accurate and clear calorie information for food sold from vending machines will make calorie information available to consumers in a direct and accessible manner to enable consumers to make informed and healthful dietary choices. This final rule applies to certain food from vending machines operated by a person engaged in the business of owning or operating 20 or more vending machines. Vending machine operators not subject to the rules may elect to be subject to the Federal requirements by registering with FDA. PMID:25507862

  20. Food labeling; calorie labeling of articles of food in vending machines. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2014-12-01

    To implement the vending machine food labeling provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is establishing requirements for providing calorie declarations for food sold from certain vending machines. This final rule will ensure that calorie information is available for certain food sold from a vending machine that does not permit a prospective purchaser to examine the Nutrition Facts Panel before purchasing the article, or does not otherwise provide visible nutrition information at the point of purchase. The declaration of accurate and clear calorie information for food sold from vending machines will make calorie information available to consumers in a direct and accessible manner to enable consumers to make informed and healthful dietary choices. This final rule applies to certain food from vending machines operated by a person engaged in the business of owning or operating 20 or more vending machines. Vending machine operators not subject to the rules may elect to be subject to the Federal requirements by registering with FDA. PMID:25438345

  1. Electrical spectrum analysis of operating Hydro Electric machines

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Timperley, J. E.

    1981-12-01

    The electrical spectrum analysis of the operation of five pumped storage machines is discussed. It was found that machines without electrical problems produced little radio noise, although all machines produced some noise. Severe problems produced severe radio noise. If stator deterioration increases, the noise level increases. Similar machines produce similar electrical spectrum signatures. The general source of discharges can be located. A likelihood of failure can be calculated from spectrum analysis.

  2. CSC-2515 Final Project Tailoring Boltzmann Machines to Netflix Data

    E-print Network

    Penn, Gerald

    CSC-2515 Final Project Tailoring Boltzmann Machines to Netflix Data Wesley George wgeorge distribution, see [HO06]. Salakhutdinov and Mnih obtained impressive results in the netflix competition the error function used by Netflix to evaluate the performance of a prediction model. In section 2 we

  3. Peak thrust operation of linear induction machines from parameter identification

    SciTech Connect

    Zhang, Z.; Eastham, T.R.; Dawson, G.E. [Queen`s Univ., Kingston, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    1995-12-31

    Various control strategies are being used to achieve high performance operation of linear drives. To maintain minimum volume and weight of the power supply unit on board the transportation vehicle, peak thrust per unit current operation is a desirable objective. True peak thrust per unit current through slip control is difficult to achieve because the parameters of linear induction machines vary during normal operation. This paper first develops a peak thrust per unit current control law based on the per-phase equivalent circuit for linear induction machines. The algorithm for identification of the variable parameters in induction machines is then presented. Application to an operational linear induction machine (LIM) demonstrates the utility of this algorithm. The control strategy is then simulated, based on an operational transit LIM, to show the capability of achieving true peak thrust operation for linear induction machines.

  4. Evaluation of machining damage in brittle materials. Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Khuri-Yakub

    1984-01-01

    An acoustic surface wave measurement technique was developed to find and size machining damage induced and surface cracks. Hot pressed silicon nitride (Norton's NC-132) was used. The measurement technique consists of exciting a leaky surface wave on the sample while immersed in a water tank. The transducer is pulse excited and operates at a frequency of 50 MHz. The signal

  5. Mississippi Curriculum Framework for Machine Tool Operation/Machine Shop (Program CIP: 48.0503--Machine Shop Assistant). Secondary Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.

    This document, which reflects Mississippi's statutory requirement that instructional programs be based on core curricula and performance-based assessment, contains outlines of the instructional units required in local instructional management plans and daily lesson plans for machine tool operation/machine shop I and II. Presented first are a…

  6. HUNTER 20 MATCHPLATE MOLDING MACHINE, OPERATING THE SAME AS THE ...

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

    HUNTER 20 MATCHPLATE MOLDING MACHINE, OPERATING THE SAME AS THE HUNTER 10 AND OTHER HUNTER 20 COMPRESSES BOTH MOLD HALVES OVER A DOUBLE-SIDED MATCH PLATE PATTERN. DENNIS GRAY TESTS A MOLD'S HARDNESS TO ENSURE SAND MIXTURE AND MACHINE COMPRESSIBILITY ARE CORRECT. - Southern Ductile Casting Company, Casting, 2217 Carolina Avenue, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

  7. A consideration of the operation of automatic production machines

    PubMed Central

    HOSHI, Toshiro; SUGIMOTO, Noboru

    2015-01-01

    At worksites, various automatic production machines are in use to release workers from muscular labor or labor in the detrimental environment. On the other hand, a large number of industrial accidents have been caused by automatic production machines. In view of this, this paper considers the operation of automatic production machines from the viewpoint of accident prevention, and points out two types of machine operation ? operation for which quick performance is required (operation that is not permitted to be delayed) ? and operation for which composed performance is required (operation that is not permitted to be performed in haste). These operations are distinguished by operation buttons of suitable colors and shapes. This paper shows that these characteristics are evaluated as “asymmetric on the time-axis”. Here, in order for workers to accept the risk of automatic production machines, it is preconditioned in general that harm should be sufficiently small or avoidance of harm is easy. In this connection, this paper shows the possibility of facilitating the acceptance of the risk of automatic production machines by enhancing the asymmetric on the time-axis. PMID:25739898

  8. A consideration of the operation of automatic production machines.

    PubMed

    Hoshi, Toshiro; Sugimoto, Noboru

    2015-06-10

    At worksites, various automatic production machines are in use to release workers from muscular labor or labor in the detrimental environment. On the other hand, a large number of industrial accidents have been caused by automatic production machines. In view of this, this paper considers the operation of automatic production machines from the viewpoint of accident prevention, and points out two types of machine operation - operation for which quick performance is required (operation that is not permitted to be delayed) - and operation for which composed performance is required (operation that is not permitted to be performed in haste). These operations are distinguished by operation buttons of suitable colors and shapes. This paper shows that these characteristics are evaluated as "asymmetric on the time-axis". Here, in order for workers to accept the risk of automatic production machines, it is preconditioned in general that harm should be sufficiently small or avoidance of harm is easy. In this connection, this paper shows the possibility of facilitating the acceptance of the risk of automatic production machines by enhancing the asymmetric on the time-axis. PMID:25739898

  9. 76 FR 174 - International Business Machines (IBM), Global Sales Operations Organization, Sales and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-03

    ...TA-W-74,575D] International Business Machines (IBM), Global Sales Operations Organization...Charleston, WV; International Business Machines (IBM), Global Sales Operations Organization...to workers of International Business Machines (IBM), Global Sales Operations...

  10. INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND CASTING FOREMAN OBSERVING OPERATION ...

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

    INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND CASTING FOREMAN OBSERVING OPERATION TO ENSURE MAXIMUM PRODUCTION AND QUALITY. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  11. 13. INTERIOR, OPERATOR'S HOUSE, ELECTROMECHANICAL INTERLOCKING MACHINE New York, ...

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

    13. INTERIOR, OPERATOR'S HOUSE, ELECTRO-MECHANICAL INTERLOCKING MACHINE - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Mystic River Bridge, Spanning Mystic River between Groton & Stonington, Groton, New London County, CT

  12. Analysis of Synchronous Machines under Unbalanced Operation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Viruru Subba-rao; RICHARD A. LANGMAN

    1970-01-01

    Considering only the fundamental frequency components of currents and voltages, an idealized synchronous machine under any unbalanced load conditions can be represented in phase coordinates, by the sum of a constant impedance matrix and an impedance matrix whose elements are functions of current phase angles. A general method of solving for the unknown current phase angles and hence the total

  13. A knowledge database for NC machine operating codes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chung Yeh; Flourish Chen

    2006-01-01

    Machine parts operation process knowledge has been regarded as tacit knowledge and is difficult to express using words. This research used SOLIDCAM software to produce NC codes for plastic blow molding machinery used in parts design. The codes were saved and used to construct a process operation knowledge database. The proper NC codes can be chosen from the knowledge database

  14. TRUFLO GONDOLA, USED WITH THE HUNTER 10 MOLDING MACHINE, OPERATES ...

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

    TRUFLO GONDOLA, USED WITH THE HUNTER 10 MOLDING MACHINE, OPERATES THE SAME AS THE TWO LARGER TRUFLOS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TWO HUNTER 20S. EACH GONDOLA IS CONNECTED TO THE NEXT AND RIDES ON A SINGLE TRACK RAIL FROM MOLDING MACHINES THROUGH POURING AREAS CARRYING A MOLD AROUND TWICE BEFORE THE MOLD IS PUSHED OFF ONTO A VIBRATING SHAKEOUT CONVEYOR. - Southern Ductile Casting Company, Casting, 2217 Carolina Avenue, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

  15. State Machine Operation of the MICE Cooling Channel

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hanlet, Pierrick; Mice Collaboration

    2014-06-01

    The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) is a demonstration experiment to prove the feasibility of cooling a beam of muons for use in a Neutrino Factory and/or Muon Collider. The MICE cooling channel is a section of a modified Study II cooling channel which will provide a 10% reduction in beam emittance. In order to ensure a reliable measurement, MICE will measure the beam emittance before and after the cooling channel at the level of 1%, a relative measurement of 0.001. This renders MICE a precision experiment which requires strict controls and monitoring of all experimental parameters in order to control systematic errors. The MICE Controls and Monitoring system is based on EPICS and integrates with the DAQ, Data monitoring systems, and a configuration database. The cooling channel for MICE has between 12 and 18 superconductnig solenoid coils in 3 to 7 magnets, depending on the staged development of the experiment. The magnets are coaxial and in close proximity which requires coordinated operation of the magnets when ramping, responding to quench conditions, and quench recovery. To reliably manage the operation of the magnets, MICE is implementing state machines for each magnet and an over-arching state machine for the magnets integrated in the cooling channel. The state machine transitions and operating parameters are stored/restored to/from the configuration database and coupled with MICE Run Control. Proper implementation of the state machines will not only ensure safe operation of the magnets, but will help ensure reliable data quality. A description of MICE, details of the state machines, and lessons learned from use of the state machines in recent magnet training tests will be discussed.

  16. Safe Operating Procedure LOCKOUT/TAGOUT FOR MACHINES & EQUIPMENT

    E-print Network

    Farritor, Shane

    Safe Operating Procedure (5/11) LOCKOUT/TAGOUT FOR MACHINES & EQUIPMENT: TRAINING AND INSPECTIONS Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) general industry standard, 29 CFR 1910.147, The Control of Hazardous Energy. Training All "authorized" and "affected" employees must complete LO/TO training

  17. INTERIOR VIEW WITH PIPE CASTING MACHINE WITH OPERATOR JOHNNY NIXON ...

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

    INTERIOR VIEW WITH PIPE CASTING MACHINE WITH OPERATOR JOHNNY NIXON SETTING A CORE IN THE CASTING OF A 24' PIPE. - United States Pipe & Foundry Company Plant, Pipe Casting & Testing Area, 2023 St. Louis Avenue at I-20/59, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

  18. Modern Technologies for Processing Wastes from Machining Operations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. V. Zharikov

    2001-01-01

    There are currently many methods available for processing and recycling wastes from machining operations [1]. Although some of them consume large amounts of energy and require special equipment or special processing regimes (remelting, comminution, sintering in heating furnaces, hot and cold pressing), significant amounts of the raw material are also lost in the process. For example, the losses incurred in

  19. 29 CFR 570.62 - Occupations involved in the operation of bakery machines (Order 11).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Occupations involved in the operation of bakery machines (Order 11). 570.62 Section 570...Occupations involved in the operation of bakery machines (Order 11). Link to an amendment...the operation of power-driven bakery machines are particularly hazardous for the...

  20. 29 CFR 570.62 - Occupations involved in the operation of bakery machines (Order 11).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Occupations involved in the operation of bakery machines (Order 11). 570.62 Section 570...Occupations involved in the operation of bakery machines (Order 11). (a) Finding and declaration...the operation of power-driven bakery machines are particularly hazardous for the...

  1. 49 CFR 214.355 - Training and qualification in on-track safety for operators of roadway maintenance machines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...safety for operators of roadway maintenance machines. 214.355 Section 214.355 Transportation...safety for operators of roadway maintenance machines. (a) The training and qualification...workers who operate roadway maintenance machines shall include, as a minimum:...

  2. 49 CFR 214.355 - Training and qualification in on-track safety for operators of roadway maintenance machines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...safety for operators of roadway maintenance machines. 214.355 Section 214.355 Transportation...safety for operators of roadway maintenance machines. (a) The training and qualification...workers who operate roadway maintenance machines shall include, as a minimum:...

  3. Synchronous machine stability analysis using an efficient time domain methodology: unbalanced operation analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    O. Rodriguez; A. Medina

    2002-01-01

    This paper describes a methodology for the efficient stability analysis of the synchronous machine. The state space phase coordinates model of the synchronous machine incorporates the effects of time-varying and inter-spatial harmonic inductances. The dynamics of the synchronous machine are represented by a set of ordinary differential equations (ODEs). The machine behaviour is analyzed under severe unbalanced operation conditions. The

  4. Computer Based Motor Parameter Determination for High Speed Operation of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines

    E-print Network

    Szabados, Barna

    to provide repeatable analysis of any brushless PM synchronous machine over its entire operating range Synchronous Machines B. Szabados and U. Schaible McMaster University 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, Ontario PM synchronous machine parameters in the high speed operating range. The theory and real

  5. Confirmation of test methods for synchronous machine dynamic performance models: Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. A. Rusche; J. R. Willis; E. L. Denning; G. J. Brock; F. P. de Mello; L. N. Hannett

    1988-01-01

    The economic incentive to increase energy transfer beyond steady state operating limits requires system dynamic performance appraisal for a broad range of conditions. Synchronous machine behavior is one of the parameters affecting this performance. The principal objective of this study was a method, practical for utility companies, to determine synchronous machine parameters for dynamic performance analysis. Numerous methods have been

  6. Sensor guided control and navigation with intelligent machines. Final technical report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bijoy K

    2001-01-01

    This item constitutes the final report on ''Visionics: An integrated approach to analysis and design of intelligent machines.'' The report discusses dynamical systems approach to problems in robust control of possibly time-varying linear systems, problems in vision and visually guided control, and, finally, applications of these control techniques to intelligent navigation with a mobile platform. Robust design of a controller

  7. Surface Inspection Machine Infrared (SIMIR). Final CRADA report

    SciTech Connect

    Powell, G.L. [Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Neu, J.T.; Beecroft, M. [Surface Optics Corp., San Diego, CA (United States)

    1997-02-28

    This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement was a one year effort to make the surface inspection machine based on diffuse reflectance infrared spectroscopy (Surface Inspection Machine-Infrared, SIMIR), being developed by Surface Optics Corporation, perform to its highest potential as a practical, portable surface inspection machine. The design function of the SIMIR is to inspect metal surfaces for cleanliness (stains). The system is also capable of evaluating graphite-resin systems for cure and heat damage, and for measuring the effects of moisture exposure on lithium hydride, corrosion on uranium metal, and the constituents of and contamination on wood, paper, and fabrics. Over the period of the CRADA, extensive experience with the use of the SIMIR for surface cleanliness measurements have been achieved through collaborations with NASA and the Army. The SIMIR was made available to the AMTEX CRADA for Finish on Yarn where it made a very significant contribution. The SIMIR was the foundation of a Forest Products CRADA that was developed over the time interval of this CRADA. Surface Optics Corporation and the SIMIR have been introduced to the chemical spectroscopy on-line analysis market and have made staffing additions and arrangements for international marketing of the SIMIR as an on-line surface inspection device. LMES has been introduced to a wide range of aerospace applications, the research and fabrication skills of Surface Optics Corporation, has gained extensive experience in the areas of surface cleanliness from collaborations with NASA and the Army, and an extensive introduction to the textile and forest products industries. The SIMIR, marketed as the SOC-400, has filled an important new technology need in the DOE-DP Enhanced Surveillance Program with instruments delivered to or on order by LMES, LANL, LLNL, and Pantex, where extensive collaborations are underway to implement and improve this technology.

  8. 30 CFR 18.61 - Final inspection of complete machine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS ELECTRIC MOTOR-DRIVEN MINE EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES Inspections and Tests § 18.61 Final inspection of complete...

  9. 30 CFR 18.61 - Final inspection of complete machine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS ELECTRIC MOTOR-DRIVEN MINE EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES Inspections and Tests § 18.61 Final inspection of complete...

  10. 30 CFR 18.61 - Final inspection of complete machine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS ELECTRIC MOTOR-DRIVEN MINE EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES Inspections and Tests § 18.61 Final inspection of complete...

  11. Heavy Equipment Operator Survey. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Utah Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Salt Lake City.

    Objectives of this study were to estimate the present and future size of the labor market for heavy equipment operators in Utah, to determine the adequacy of present operators, and to poll the construction industry for the need of state sponsored training programs. Responses were received to a mailed questionnaire from 27 employers of heavy…

  12. Dynamic Phasor Modeling of the Doubly-Fed Induction Machine in Generator Operation Emmanuel Delaleau*

    E-print Network

    Stanković, Aleksandar

    Dynamic Phasor Modeling of the Doubly-Fed Induction Machine in Generator Operation Emmanuel of the doubly- fed induction machine in generator operation using dynamic phasors. This concept is coming from electronics devices working at variable frequency. In particular, the obtained dynamic phasor model allows

  13. Novel approach for operation analysis of vector controlled adjustable speed synchronous machine drives

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. Zeng; Tung-Hai Chin; M. Nakano

    2000-01-01

    Novel approach for operation analysis of synchronous machine has been described. To draw the vector diagram under adjustable speed operation, the concept of normalized voltage was introduced. It is to divide the voltage value by angular frequency of the machine, and the vector diagram will keep its size unchanged for the whole speed range. Also, reactance drop locus and its

  14. Preliminary design of atlas pulsed power machine. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Gribble, R.F.

    1996-04-03

    During the contract period from March 95 to March 96 I participated in the preliminary design of the Atlas pulsed power machine. As part of this task I performed of the order of 1000 circuit simulations for many different bank configurations, opening switches, and loads, and about 100 electrostatic field calculations. Results of the calculations were provided at regular Atlas design meetings or in the form of memorandums. I have almost completed the development of a 2D disk transmission line code to more accurately calculate asymmetric transient current and voltage caused by azimuthal variations, including switch timing jitter and local arc faults. This code is attached as a subroutine to the circuit simulation program. The purpose for most of the simulations was to provide information on bank damping requirements and load energy ranges for the different circuit configurations. A minimum transmission line insulation depth was determined from calculating the maximum expected dynamic load back voltage (I{times}{sup dL}/{sub dt}). Other simulations included fault effects, transmission line heating effects (including diffusion, melting, vaporization, ionization), and transmission line transients under various conditions. The line fault simulations using a lumped constant approximation to the 2D disk line provided useful information but even with about 600 elements, it has an upper limit on mode frequencies and tends to exaggerate some modes. Electrostatic (2D) field calculations were used to estimate fields of the transmission lines, insulators, and rail gap switches. Design of conductor surface contours to minimize the field near an insulator stack was one result of these calculations. Effects of biasing and insulator modifications of the rail gap switch was determined.

  15. Computer Programmed Milling Machine Operations. High-Technology Training Module.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Leonard, Dennis

    This learning module for a high school metals and manufacturing course is designed to introduce the concept of computer-assisted machining (CAM). Through it, students learn how to set up and put data into the controller to machine a part. They also become familiar with computer-aided manufacturing and learn the advantages of computer numerical…

  16. Present Situation and Future Trends in Modelling of Machining Operations Progress Report of the CIRP Working Group ‘Modelling of Machining Operations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. A. van Luttervelt; T. H. C. Childs; I. S. Jawahir; F. Klocke; P. K. Venuvinod; Y. Altintas; E. Armarego; D. Dornfeld; I. Grabec; J. Leopold; B. Lindstrom; D. Lucca; T. Obikawa; Shirakashi; H. Sato

    1998-01-01

    In 1995 CIRP STC “Cutting” started a working group “Modelling of Machining Operations” with the aim of stimulating the development of models capable of predicting quantitatively the performance of metal cutting operations which will be better adapted to the needs of the metal cutting industry in the future. This paper has the character of a progress report. It presents the

  17. Evaluation of residual stresses caused by machining operations

    SciTech Connect

    Sadat, A.B. [California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona, CA (United States). Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Dept.; Fahmy, A.A. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Materials Science and Engineering Dept.

    1996-11-01

    Machining induces damage in the machined region of the components. The types of damage produced are usually in the form of surface and subsurface residual stresses and plastic deformation, surface crack and fracture, voids and phase transformation. The presence of surface residual stresses influence the fatigue, stress corrosion and creep behavior of the mechanical components in service. This paper deals with the residual stresses produced by various machining methods, in particular, the cause of residual stresses and some of the most commonly used techniques in evaluating the residual stresses.

  18. Highway operation and plant damage. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Leiser, A.T.; Palaniyandi, R.; Paul, J.L.; Raabe, R.

    1980-04-01

    A five year study investigated the relationship between highway operation and plant damage in the Tahoe Basin and adjacent highways. These studies include field surveys, greenhouse studies, soil salt application trials, foliar salt application trials, an Armillaria root rot inoculation study, a seasonal fluctuation of salt study, the effect of temperature on salt uptake and a bark absorption of salt study. Highway deicing salt is a cause of damage on conifers, usually limited to 30 feet from the pavement edge. Drainage patterns and salt carried by aerosols may extend damage farther from the pavement. Of the four principal conifers in the study area, Jeffrey pine and lodgepole pine appeared the most tolerant of salt and incense cedar was the most susceptible.

  19. 29 CFR 570.61 - Occupations in the operation of power-driven meat-processing machines and occupations involving...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Occupations in the operation of power-driven meat-processing machines and occupations involving slaughtering, meat and poultry packing, processing, or rendering...Occupations in the operation of power-driven meat-processing machines and occupations...

  20. Method and system for controlling a synchronous machine over full operating range

    DOEpatents

    Walters, James E. (Carmel, IN); Gunawan, Fani S. (Westfield, IN); Xue, Yanhong (Westfield, IN)

    2002-01-01

    System and method for controlling a synchronous machine are provided. The method allows for calculating a stator voltage index. The method further allows for relating the magnitude of the stator voltage index against a threshold voltage value. An offset signal is generated based on the results of the relating step. A respective state of operation of the machine is determined. The offset signal is processed based on the respective state of the machine.

  1. Practical design and operating characteristic analysis of a 10 kW HTS DC induction heating machine

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Choi, Jongho; Kim, Kwangmin; Park, Minwon; Yu, In-Keun; Kim, Seokho; Sim, Kideok; Kim, Hae-jong

    2014-09-01

    Conventional induction heaters have been in operation in metal and related industries with poor energy efficiencies of only 50-60%. Also, the efficiency of atmosphere furnace, one of the various heating facilities for metal billets, is about 20%. Hence, a high temperature superconducting (HTS) DC induction heating machine to heat a rotating metal billet under uniform magnetic field generated by the 2G HTS magnet with about 80-90% of the system energy efficiency has been researched in this paper. We presented practical design specification, operational characteristics, and temperature distribution on a 10 kW class HTS DC induction heating machine which had been built and tested. The saturated temperature of an HTS no-insulated(NI) coil in the cryostat fabricated with 100 A of the operating current reached 45.9 K and the magnetic field at the centre point between two iron cores measured 0.2 T. The rotating machine for 4.1 kg of the aluminum billet was tested on 1760 rpm of the rated rotating speed. The final temperature of the aluminum billet has risen up to 500 °C for 480 s. The research outcomes are expected to be useful for the design of a large scale HTS DC induction heating machine in industries.

  2. 29 CFR 570.55 - Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven woodworking machines (Order 5).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...operation of power-driven woodworking machines (Order 5). 570.55 Section 570...operation of power-driven woodworking machines (Order 5). Link to an amendment...operation of power-driven wood-working machines are particularly hazardous for...

  3. 29 CFR 570.55 - Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven woodworking machines (Order 5).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...operation of power-driven woodworking machines (Order 5). 570.55 Section 570...operation of power-driven woodworking machines (Order 5). (a) Finding and declaration...operation of power-driven wood-working machines are particularly hazardous for...

  4. Study on Performance of Integration Control by Man and Machine in Stage of Final Approaching for Spaceship Rendezvous and Docking

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhou, Qianxiang; Liu, Zhongqi

    With the development of manned space technology, space rendezvous and docking (RVD) technology will play a more and more important role. The astronauts’ participation in a final close period of man-machine combination control is an important way of RVD technology. Spacecraft RVD control involves control problem of a total of 12 degrees of freedom (location) and attitude which it relative to the inertial space the orbit. Therefore, in order to reduce the astronauts’ operation load and reduce the security requirements to the ground station and achieve an optimal performance of the whole man-machine system, it is need to study how to design the number of control parameters of astronaut or aircraft automatic control system. In this study, with the laboratory conditions on the ground, a method was put forward to develop an experimental system in which the performance evaluation of spaceship RVD integration control by man and machine could be completed. After the RVD precision requirements were determined, 26 male volunteers aged 20-40 took part in the performance evaluation experiments. The RVD integration control success rates and total thruster ignition time were chosen as evaluation indices. Results show that if less than three RVD parameters control tasks were finished by subject and the rest of parameters control task completed by automation, the RVD success rate would be larger than eighty-eight percent and the fuel consumption would be optimized. In addition, there were two subjects who finished the whole six RVD parameters control tasks by enough train. In conclusion, if the astronauts' role should be integrated into the RVD control, it was suitable for them to finish the heading, pitch and roll control in order to assure the man-machine system high performance. If astronauts were needed to finish all parameter control, two points should be taken into consideration, one was enough fuel and another was enough long operation time.

  5. Quantification of uncertainty in machining operations for on-machine acceptance.

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    Claudet, Andre A.; Tran, Hy D.; Su, Jiann-Chemg

    2008-09-01

    Manufactured parts are designed with acceptance tolerances, i.e. deviations from ideal design conditions, due to unavoidable errors in the manufacturing process. It is necessary to measure and evaluate the manufactured part, compared to the nominal design, to determine whether the part meets design specifications. The scope of this research project is dimensional acceptance of machined parts; specifically, parts machined using numerically controlled (NC, or also CNC for Computer Numerically Controlled) machines. In the design/build/accept cycle, the designer will specify both a nominal value, and an acceptable tolerance. As part of the typical design/build/accept business practice, it is required to verify that the part did meet acceptable values prior to acceptance. Manufacturing cost must include not only raw materials and added labor, but also the cost of ensuring conformance to specifications. Ensuring conformance is a substantial portion of the cost of manufacturing. In this project, the costs of measurements were approximately 50% of the cost of the machined part. In production, cost of measurement would be smaller, but still a substantial proportion of manufacturing cost. The results of this research project will point to a science-based approach to reducing the cost of ensuring conformance to specifications. The approach that we take is to determine, a priori, how well a CNC machine can manufacture a particular geometry from stock. Based on the knowledge of the manufacturing process, we are then able to decide features which need further measurements from features which can be accepted 'as is' from the CNC. By calibration of the machine tool, and establishing a machining accuracy ratio, we can validate the ability of CNC to fabricate to a particular level of tolerance. This will eliminate the costs of checking for conformance for relatively large tolerances.

  6. Applying group technology in the operational planning of electronics assembly (multiple machine case) 

    E-print Network

    Awwad, Ghassan Samir

    1987-01-01

    of PCBs such that the total make span is minimized. The assembly system under consideration consists of multiple non-identical placement machines. The operational planning problem is decomposed into three sub- problems. The three sub-problems are Group...

  7. Applying group technology in the operational planning of electronics assembly (multiple machine case)

    E-print Network

    Awwad, Ghassan Samir

    1987-01-01

    of PCBs such that the total make span is minimized. The assembly system under consideration consists of multiple non-identical placement machines. The operational planning problem is decomposed into three sub- problems. The three sub-problems are Group...

  8. Assessing operator effectiveness on finite state machines using fitness distributions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David A. Czarnecki

    1999-01-01

    Given a representation in an evolutionary computation method, there are a number of variation operators that can be applied to extant solutions in the population to create new solutions. These variation operators can generally be classified into two broad categories, exploratory and exploitative operators. While exploratory operators allow for the traversal of a given search space, exploitative operators induce behavior

  9. In-line monitoring of cut surfaces in interrupted machining operations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. Bosetti; S. Bruschi

    2010-01-01

    Todays market of machined products is characterized by an ever increasing demand in high-quality products, which can be assured\\u000a by low levels of variability of process conditions. This mostly concerns precise and ultraprecise machining operations, but\\u000a also more traditional operations are interested, which are far to be completely optimized in terms of obtainable quality of\\u000a cut surfaces. The paper presents

  10. A Catalog of Performance Objectives, Performance Conditions, and Performance Guides for Machine Tool Operations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stadt, Ronald; And Others

    This catalog provides performance objectives, tasks, standards, and performance guides associated with current occupational information relating to the job content of machinists, specifically tool grinder operators, production lathe operators, and production screw machine operators. The catalog is comprised of 262 performance objectives, tool and…

  11. 29 CFR 570.63 - Occupations involved in the operation of paper-products machines, scrap paper balers, and paper...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...involved in the operation of paper-products machines, scrap paper balers, and paper box...involved in the operation of paper-products machines, scrap paper balers, and paper box...following power-driven paper products machines: (i) Arm-type wire stitcher...

  12. A Rational Deconstruction of Landin's SECD Machine with the J Operator

    E-print Network

    Danvy, Olivier

    2008-01-01

    Landin's SECD machine was the first abstract machine for applicative expressions, i.e., functional programs. Landin's J operator was the first control operator for functional languages, and was specified by an extension of the SECD machine. We present a family of evaluation functions corresponding to this extension of the SECD machine, using a series of elementary transformations (transformation into continu-ation-passing style (CPS) and defunctionalization, chiefly) and their left inverses (transformation into direct style and refunctionalization). To this end, we modernize the SECD machine into a bisimilar one that operates in lockstep with the original one but that (1) does not use a data stack and (2) uses the caller-save rather than the callee-save convention for environments. We also identify that the dump component of the SECD machine is managed in a callee-save way. The caller-save counterpart of the modernized SECD machine precisely corresponds to Thielecke's double-barrelled continuations and to Fel...

  13. Numerical Ergonomics Analysis in Operation Environment of CNC Machine

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    Wong, S. F.; Yang, Z. X.

    2010-05-01

    The performance of operator will be affected by different operation environments [1]. Moreover, poor operation environment may cause health problems of the operator [2]. Physical and psychological considerations are two main factors that will affect the performance of operator under different conditions of operation environment. In this paper, applying scientific and systematic methods find out the pivot elements in the field of physical and psychological factors. There are five main factors including light, temperature, noise, air flow and space that are analyzed. A numerical ergonomics model has been built up regarding the analysis results which can support to advance the design of operation environment. Moreover, the output of numerical ergonomic model can provide the safe, comfortable, more productive conditions for the operator.

  14. A human-machine interface for multireactor operation

    SciTech Connect

    Zizzo, D.; Dayal, Y.; Carroll, D. (General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (United States)); Hashimoto, S.; Ishida, T. (Hitachi Ltd., Ibaraki (Japan))

    1993-01-01

    This paper describes interim results of an ongoing joint effort between G.E. Nuclear Energy and Hitachi, Ltd., to develop functional, performance, and anthropometric requirements for a unique nuclear reactor operating console that facilitates operation of three reactors and a steam turbine by a single licensed reactor operator. The human factors engineering (HFE) challenges associated with the operator console are discussed, a conceptual [open quotes]visualization[close quotes] of the console and control room is presented, and operator support concepts (e.g., alarm handling) are briefly described. The Advanced Reactor Programs group with G.E. Nuclear Energy is designing a modular, pool-type, sodium-cooled reactor with unique safety characteristics whereby no mitigative operator action is required in order to meet the plant's safety limits (radiation release criteria). A full-sized, 1440-MW(electric) plant includes nine such reactors configured as three physically separate, independently operated power blocks. One power block consists of three reactors, each with their individual steam generators headered to jointly deliver superheated steam to a turbine generator. All power blocks are operated from one control room. Furthermore, due to greatly reduced reliance on manual safety actions by the operator, control systems are automated to the extent that one power block is operated by one licensed reactor operator. The control room houses three operator consoles (one per power block) and a supervisor's workstation. This is the primary equipment used by the normal control room shift staffing of three licensed reactor operators, a shift supervisor, and an assistant shift supervisor. The operator and the automated control systems will, in principle, perform together as a single entity. However, one operator operating more than one nuclear reactor has no precedent.

  15. A generic multi virtual machines architecture for distributed parallel operating systems design

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Traian MUNTEAN

    1994-01-01

    The author presents the architecture of a new family of parallel operating systems based on an alternative design approach when compared to multiprogramming, namely, generic construction of parallel virtual machines. This construction is made according to needs of models for parallel programming which shall be supported as subsystems by the parallel operating system kernel. The author presents the PAROS architecture

  16. Intelligent Machine Learning Analysis for Fuel Cell Operations

    SciTech Connect

    Murphy, R W; Hoyt, W A

    2000-06-30

    A performance computational model for a 100 kW nominal solid oxide fuel cell generator system is described. The calculational methods are based on the FORTRAN programming language. Comprehensive parameter input options are presented, and constraints are identified. Example reactant, electrical, and efficiency outputs are demonstrated over the relevant operating ranges. A sample calculated output display at nominal operating conditions is given.

  17. Machine-Vision Aids for Improved Flight Operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Menon, P. K.; Chatterji, Gano B.

    1996-01-01

    The development of machine vision based pilot aids to help reduce night approach and landing accidents is explored. The techniques developed are motivated by the desire to use the available information sources for navigation such as the airport lighting layout, attitude sensors and Global Positioning System to derive more precise aircraft position and orientation information. The fact that airport lighting geometry is known and that images of airport lighting can be acquired by the camera, has lead to the synthesis of machine vision based algorithms for runway relative aircraft position and orientation estimation. The main contribution of this research is the synthesis of seven navigation algorithms based on two broad families of solutions. The first family of solution methods consists of techniques that reconstruct the airport lighting layout from the camera image and then estimate the aircraft position components by comparing the reconstructed lighting layout geometry with the known model of the airport lighting layout geometry. The second family of methods comprises techniques that synthesize the image of the airport lighting layout using a camera model and estimate the aircraft position and orientation by comparing this image with the actual image of the airport lighting acquired by the camera. Algorithms 1 through 4 belong to the first family of solutions while Algorithms 5 through 7 belong to the second family of solutions. Algorithms 1 and 2 are parameter optimization methods, Algorithms 3 and 4 are feature correspondence methods and Algorithms 5 through 7 are Kalman filter centered algorithms. Results of computer simulation are presented to demonstrate the performance of all the seven algorithms developed.

  18. Optimization of Operation Sequence in CNC Machine Tools Using Genetic Algorithm

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abu Qudeiri, Jaber; Yamamoto, Hidehiko; Ramli, Rizauddin

    The productivity of machine tools is significantly improved by using microcomputer based CAD/CAM systems for NC program generation. Currently, many commercial CAD/CAM packages that provide automatic NC programming have been developed and applied to various cutting processes. Many cutting processes machined by CNC machine tools. In this paper, we attempt to find an efficient solution approach to determine the best sequence of operations for a set of operations that located in asymmetrical locations and different levels. In order to find the best sequence of operations that achieves the shortest cutting tool travel path (CTTP), genetic algorithm is introduced. After the sequence is optimized, the G-codes that use to code for the travel time is created. CTTP can be formulated as a special case of the traveling salesman problem (TSP). The incorporation of genetic algorithm and TSP can be included in the commercial CAD/CAM packages to optimize the CTTP during automatic generation of NC programs.

  19. Method and machine for high strength undiffused brushless operation

    DOEpatents

    Hsu, John S.

    2003-06-03

    A brushless electric machine (30) having a stator (31) and a rotor (32) and a main air gap (34), the rotor (32) having pairs of rotor pole portions (22b, 22c, 32f, 32l) disposed at least partly around the axis of rotation (32p) and facing the main air gap (24b, 24c, 34), at least one stationary winding (20b, 20c, 33b) separated from the rotor (22b, 22c, 32) by a secondary air gap (23b, 23c, 35) so as to induce a rotor-side flux in the rotor (22b, 22c, 32) which controls a resultant flux in the main air gap (24b, 24c, 34). PM material (27b, 27c) is disposed in spaces between the rotor pole portions (22b, 22c, 32f, 32l) to inhibit the rotor-side flux from leaking from said pole portions (22b, 22c, 32f, 32l) prior to reaching the main air gap (24b, 24c, 34). By selecting the direction of current in the stationary winding (20b, 20c, 33b) both flux enhancement and flux weakening are provided for the main air gap (24b, 24c, 34). The stationary windings (31a, 33b) which are used for both primary and secondary excitation allow for easier adaptation to cooling systems as described. A method of non-diffused flux enhancement and flux weakening is also disclosed.

  20. Design and Analysis of an Interior Permanent Magnet (IPM) Machine With Very Wide Constant Power Operation Range

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rukmi Dutta; M. F. Rahman

    2008-01-01

    This paper evaluates the design of a new segmented interior permanent magnet (SIPM) machine with very wide constant power operation range. The machine uses segmentation of the rotor magnets with the help of iron bridges between magnet segments. This provides for an inherent flux-weakening capability to the interior permanent magnet (IPM) machine. A very wide flux-weakening range has been achieved

  1. On Basic Financial Decimal Operations on Binary Machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Abhilasha Aswal; Ganesh Perumal; G. N. Srinivasa Prasanna Prasanna

    2012-01-01

    Financial transactions are specified in decimal arithmetic. Until the introduction of IEEE 754-2008, specialized software\\/hardware routines were used to perform these transactions but it incurred a penalty on performance. In this paper, we show that if binary arithmetic is used to emulate decimal operations, then arbitrary error sequences can be generated by carefully chosen sequences of transactions which can lead

  2. Spectral solution of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations on the connection machine 2. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Tomboulian, S.; Streett, C.; Macaraeg, M.

    1989-01-01

    The issue of solving the time-dependent incompressible Navier-Stokes equations on the Connection Machine 2 is addressed, for the problem of transition to turbulence of the steady flow in a channel. The spectral algorithm used serially requires O(N(4)) operations when solving the equations on an N x N x N grid; using the massive parallelism of the CM, it becomes an O(N(2)) problem. Preliminary timings of the code, written in LISP, are included and compared with a corresponding code optimized for the Cray-2 for a 128 x 128 x 101 grid.

  3. Simple Machines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    AWOL

    2006-11-15

    This activity is designed to learn about simple machines and to have fun doing so! First, use this website to learn backround information on the basics of simple machines. Try the quiz! Simple Machines Learning Site Next, play a game that tests your ability to identify simple machines.... Edheads: Simple Machines Finally, view this video to see how students your age used applied simple machines to do a cool task... Building Simple Machines: A Glass of Milk, Please ...

  4. Function block design for adaptive execution control of job shop machining operations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lihui Wang; Hsi-Yung Feng; Changjin Song; Wei Jin

    2009-01-01

    Small volume and high product mix contribute greatly to the complexity of job shop operations. In addition, shop floor uncertainty or fluctuation is another issue regularly challenging manufacturing companies, including job delay, urgent job insertion, fixture shortage, missing tools, and even machine breakdown. Targeting the uncertainty, we propose a function block-based approach to generating adaptive process plans. Enabled by the

  5. The MKII Controller Operator's Guide Note: Always have this machine's model

    E-print Network

    Healy, Kevin Edward

    .2 Changing Chart Recorder Paper 20 6. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS TUTORIAL 21 6.1 Direct Steam Sterilizers 21 6 on the market since 1948 and enjoy an excellent reputation for quality and reliability. One of our design goals to our valued customers. Most of the solenoids, valves, and steam-traps used in our machines

  6. MACHINE TOOL OPERATOR--GENERAL, ENTRY, SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR A TRAINING COURSE.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    RONEY, MAURICE W.; AND OTHERS

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS CURRICULUM GUIDE IS TO ASSIST THE ADMINISTRATOR AND INSTRUCTOR IN PLANNING AND DEVELOPING MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS TO PREPARE MACHINE TOOL OPERATORS FOR ENTRY-LEVEL POSITIONS. THE COURSE OUTLINE PROVIDES UNITS IN -- (1) ORIENTATION, (2) BENCH WORK, (3) SHOP MATHEMATICS, (4) BLUEPRINT READING AND SKETCHING, (5)…

  7. Computer Based Motor Parameter Determination for High Speed Operation of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. Szabados; U. Schaible

    A method is presented which allows for the experimental determination of the characteristics of brushless PM synchronous machine parameters in the high speed operating range. The theory and real-time implementation is described for this computer based parameter identification method. Special computer assisted measuring techniques are conducted on a laboratory test setup, used to drive a commercially available 3 hp interior

  8. Tritium recovery from carbon particulate Until 2009 the JET machine has operated with a

    E-print Network

    Tritium recovery from carbon particulate Background Until 2009 the JET machine has operated vessel. This deposition process traps tritium with the carbon and creates a mobile particulate when in a significant tritium inventory within the particulate and outside of the fuel cycle at JET and ITER. Project

  9. Nuclear unit operating experience: 1978 and 1979 update. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Olson, E.A.J.

    1981-10-01

    Purpose of the project was to analyze the recent available performance data for nuclear units in 1978 and 1979 and to summarize and discuss the significant information and compare the results with similar information from the previous report (Nuclear and Large Fossil Unit Operating Experience, NP-1191, Research Project 771-4, Final Report September 1979). The 62 nuclear units considered in this report include all units which started commercial operations prior to December 1979 and which are rated 400 MW(e) or larger. Nuclear unit data were comprised of unit performance statistics and outage cause data beginning with the first complete month of commercial operation for each unit and continuing through December 31, 1979. Data for the four earliest units; Haddam Neck, San Onofre 1, Nine Mile Point 1, and Oyster Creek; were only included in the recent experience of 1978 and 1979. Operating and performance experience was assembled from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Gray Books, individual unit's operating reports to the NRC, Licensee Event Reports (LERs), and from personal communications.

  10. On-machine sensors to measure paper mechanical properties. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Hall, M.S.; Brodeur, P.H.; Jackson, T.G.

    1993-10-01

    The measurement of the velocity of ultrasound provides a nondestructive means to characterize the elastic stiffness properties of paper. The objective of this project is to develop sensors capable of measuring the velocity of ultrasound in the thickness and in-plane directions of moving paper webs. On-machine measurements would allow continuous monitoring of product quality as well as provide data for controlling the papermaking process. This final report first reviews the background and various technical approaches explored. Then the preferred configurations and examples of measurements on moving paper webs in the laboratory are presented and discussed. The report concludes with a summary of project results and recommendations for further developments. Transducers mounted in fluid-filled wheels are used to make thickness direction, ZD, ultrasound velocity measurements on paper webs moving in the nip between two such wheels. Comparisons of the arrival times of echo and transmitted pulses with and without the paper web in the nip provide a measure of the transit time and caliper. Bimorph transducers mounted in an aluminum cylinder are used for machine direction (MD) and cross direction (CD) in-plane measurements. These ZD and in-plane sensors are mounted on a web handler in the IPST laboratory.

  11. Site Operator technical report. Final report (1992--1996)

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-12-01

    The Southern California Edison Company (SCE) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) entered into cooperative agreement No. DE-FC07-91ID13077 on August 23, 1991, which expired on August 3, 1996. This cooperative agreement provided SCE with DOE cofunding for participation in the DOE`s Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Site Operator Program. In return, SCE provided the DOE with quarterly progress reports which include operating and maintenance data for the electric (EVs) vehicles in SCE`s fleet. Herein is SCE`s final report for the 1992 to 1996 agreement period. As of September 1, 1996 the SCE fleet had 65 electric vehicles in service. A total of 578,200 miles had been logged. During the agreement period, SCE sent the DOE a total of 19 technical reports (Appendix B). This report summarizes the technical achievements which took place during a long, productive and rewarding, relationship with the DOE.

  12. Volitional enhancement of firing synchrony and oscillation by neuronal operant conditioning: interaction with neurorehabilitation and brain-machine interface.

    PubMed

    Sakurai, Yoshio; Song, Kichan; Tachibana, Shota; Takahashi, Susumu

    2014-01-01

    In this review, we focus on neuronal operant conditioning in which increments in neuronal activities are directly rewarded without behaviors. We discuss the potential of this approach to elucidate neuronal plasticity for enhancing specific brain functions and its interaction with the progress in neurorehabilitation and brain-machine interfaces. The key to-be-conditioned activities that this paper emphasizes are synchronous and oscillatory firings of multiple neurons that reflect activities of cell assemblies. First, we introduce certain well-known studies on neuronal operant conditioning in which conditioned enhancements of neuronal firing were reported in animals and humans. These studies demonstrated the feasibility of volitional control over neuronal activity. Second, we refer to the recent studies on operant conditioning of synchrony and oscillation of neuronal activities. In particular, we introduce a recent study showing volitional enhancement of oscillatory activity in monkey motor cortex and our study showing selective enhancement of firing synchrony of neighboring neurons in rat hippocampus. Third, we discuss the reasons for emphasizing firing synchrony and oscillation in neuronal operant conditioning, the main reason being that they reflect the activities of cell assemblies, which have been suggested to be basic neuronal codes representing information in the brain. Finally, we discuss the interaction of neuronal operant conditioning with neurorehabilitation and brain-machine interface (BMI). We argue that synchrony and oscillation of neuronal firing are the key activities required for developing both reliable neurorehabilitation and high-performance BMI. Further, we conclude that research of neuronal operant conditioning, neurorehabilitation, BMI, and system neuroscience will produce findings applicable to these interrelated fields, and neuronal synchrony and oscillation can be a common important bridge among all of them. PMID:24567704

  13. Mississippi Curriculum Framework for Machine Tool Operation/Machine Shop and Tool and Die Making Technology Cluster (Program CIP: 48.0507--Tool and Die Maker/Technologist) (Program CIP: 48.0503--Machine Shop Assistant). Postsecondary Programs.

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    Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.

    This document, which is intended for use by community and junior colleges throughout Mississippi, contains curriculum frameworks for the course sequences in the machine tool operation/machine tool and tool and die making technology programs cluster. Presented in the introductory section are a framework of courses and programs, description of the…

  14. Sensor guided control and navigation with intelligent machines. Final technical report

    SciTech Connect

    Ghosh, Bijoy K.

    2001-03-26

    This item constitutes the final report on ''Visionics: An integrated approach to analysis and design of intelligent machines.'' The report discusses dynamical systems approach to problems in robust control of possibly time-varying linear systems, problems in vision and visually guided control, and, finally, applications of these control techniques to intelligent navigation with a mobile platform. Robust design of a controller for a time-varying system essentially deals with the problem of synthesizing a controller that can adapt to sudden changes in the parameters of the plant and can maintain stability. The approach presented is to design a compensator that simultaneously stabilizes each and every possible mode of the plant as the parameters undergo sudden and unexpected changes. Such changes can in fact be detected by a visual sensor and, hence, visually guided control problems are studied as a natural consequence. The problem here is to detect parameters of the plant and maintain st ability in the closed loop using a ccd camera as a sensor. The main result discussed in the report is the role of perspective systems theory that was developed in order to analyze such a detection and control problem. The robust control algorithms and the visually guided control algorithms are applied in the context of a PUMA 560 robot arm control where the goal is to visually locate a moving part on a mobile turntable. Such problems are of paramount importance in manufacturing with a certain lack of structure. Sensor guided control problems are extended to problems in robot navigation using a NOMADIC mobile platform with a ccd and a laser range finder as sensors. The localization and map building problems are studied with the objective of navigation in an unstructured terrain.

  15. Vector control of an IPM synchronous machine capable of full range operations for hybrid electric vehicle application

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Z. X. Fu; J. Xiang; W. C. Reynolds; B. Nefcy

    2003-01-01

    Interior PM (IPM) synchronous machines are popularly used as traction motors for mild hybrid and hybrid electric vehicles. In order to achieve desired performance, such as, propulsion of the vehicle, torque boost, charging battery, driveline synchronization during gearshift, and active damping of driveline oscillation, the IPM synchronous machine must be able to operate at every load point inside the envelope

  16. Abstract --This article sets forth a design optimization methodology for an SMPM machine drive on an operating

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , design methodology, direct-drive, operating profiles, optimization methods, particle swarm, permanent a permanent magnet machine that make use of optimization algorithms, either deterministic [1,2] or stochastic Abstract -- This article sets forth a design optimization methodology for an SMPM machine drive

  17. Machine tool accuracy characterization workshops. Final report, May 5, 1992--November 5 1993

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    NONE

    1995-01-06

    The ability to assess the accuracy of machine tools is required by both tool builders and users. Builders must have this ability in order to predict the accuracy capability of a machine tool for different part geometry`s, to provide verifiable accuracy information for sales purposes, and to locate error sources for maintenance, troubleshooting, and design enhancement. Users require the same ability in order to make intelligent choices in selecting or procuring machine tools, to predict component manufacturing accuracy, and to perform maintenance and troubleshooting. In both instances, the ability to fully evaluate the accuracy capabilities of a machine tool and the source of its limitations is essential for using the tool to its maximum accuracy and productivity potential. This project was designed to transfer expertise in modern machine tool accuracy testing methods from LLNL to US industry, and to educate users on the use and application of emerging standards for machine tool performance testing.

  18. Continuous slipformed-concrete lining system compatible with the Blind Shaft Boring Machine. Final technical report as of June 1978

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wallhagen

    1978-01-01

    This report describes the design of a continuous shaft lining system and a continuously extendible service line extension system to be utilized in conjunction with the Blind Shaft Boring Machine. The objective of this design program is to allow the BSB to operate an a continuous basis, free from interference and interruptions caused by the present lining and service line

  19. Machinability of clean thin-wall gray and ductile iron castings. Final report

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    Bates, C.E.; Littleton, H.E.; Eleftheriou, E.; Griffin, R.D.; Dwyer, Z.B.; DelSorbo, C.; Sprague, J.

    1997-02-01

    First phase was to develop a laboratory technique for evaluating the machinability of gray and ductile iron; longer term goal is to learn how to modify the foundry process to produce castings meeting all specified mechanical properties while providing improved machining behavior. Microcarbides present in the irons were found to dominate the machinability of iron. Pearlitic irons with acceptable machinability contain 8.9 to 10.5 wt% microcarbides. The weight fraction microcarbides in the iron is influenced by carbide forming element concentrations, presence of elements that retard carbon diffusion, and cooling rate from the eutectic through the eutectoid temperature range. Tool wear rate increased at higher surface machining speeds and fraction microcarbides; all irons containing above 11.5% microcarbides had poor machinability. Graphite size, shape, distribution, etc. had a lesser effect on machinability. Reducing the addition of a foundry grade Ca and Al bearing 75% FeSi inoculant from 0.5 to 0.2% increased the tool life 100%. Inoculation test castings were also poured in a class 40 gray iron; laboratory analysis is currently underway. Exploratory studies were conducted to determine if tool force could be used to predict tool life: torque and feed forces were found to correlate with machinability.

  20. Predictive modeling of human operator cognitive state via sparse and robust support vector machines.

    PubMed

    Zhang, Jian-Hua; Qin, Pan-Pan; Raisch, Jörg; Wang, Ru-Bin

    2013-10-01

    The accurate prediction of the temporal variations in human operator cognitive state (HCS) is of great practical importance in many real-world safety-critical situations. However, since the relationship between the HCS and electrophysiological responses of the operator is basically unknown, complicated and uncertain, only data-based modeling method can be employed. This paper is aimed at constructing a data-driven computationally intelligent model, based on multiple psychophysiological and performance measures, to accurately estimate the HCS in the context of a safety-critical human-machine system. The advanced least squares support vector machines (LS-SVM), whose parameters are optimized by grid search and cross-validation techniques, are adopted for the purpose of predictive modeling of the HCS. The sparse and weighted LS-SVM (WLS-SVM) were proposed by Suykens et al. to overcome the deficiency of the standard LS-SVM in lacking sparseness and robustness. This paper adopted those two improved LS-SVM algorithms to model the HCS based solely on a set of physiological and operator performance data. The results showed that the sparse LS-SVM can obtain HCS models with sparseness with almost no loss of modeling accuracy, while the WLS-SVM leads to models which are robust in case of noisy training data. Both intelligent system modeling approaches are shown to be capable of capturing the temporal fluctuation trends of the HCS because of their superior generalization performance. PMID:24427214

  1. An Approach to Realizing Process Control for Underground Mining Operations of Mobile Machines

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    Song, Zhen; Schunnesson, Hĺkan; Rinne, Mikael; Sturgul, John

    2015-01-01

    The excavation and production in underground mines are complicated processes which consist of many different operations. The process of underground mining is considerably constrained by the geometry and geology of the mine. The various mining operations are normally performed in series at each working face. The delay of a single operation will lead to a domino effect, thus delay the starting time for the next process and the completion time of the entire process. This paper presents a new approach to the process control for underground mining operations, e.g. drilling, bolting, mucking. This approach can estimate the working time and its probability for each operation more efficiently and objectively by improving the existing PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) and CPM (Critical Path Method). If the delay of the critical operation (which is on a critical path) inevitably affects the productivity of mined ore, the approach can rapidly assign mucking machines new jobs to increase this amount at a maximum level by using a new mucking algorithm under external constraints. PMID:26062092

  2. Modulated Tool-Path Chip Breaking For Depleted Uranium Machining Operations

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    Barkman, W. E.; Babelay Jr., E. F.; Smith, K. S.; Assaid T. S.; McFarland, J. T.; Tursky, D. A.

    2010-04-15

    Turning operations involving depleted uranium frequently generate long, stringy chips that present a hazard to both the machinist and the machine tool. While a variety of chip-breaking techniques are available, they generally depend on a mechanism that increases the bending of the chip or the introduction of a one dimensional vibration that produces an interrupted cutting pattern. Unfortunately, neither of these approaches is particularly effective when making a 'light depth-of-cut' on a contoured workpiece. The historical solution to this problem has been for the machinist to use long-handled tweezers to 'pull the chip' and try to keep it submerged in the chip pan; however, this approach is not practical for all machining operations. This paper discusses a research project involving the Y-12 National Security Complex and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in which unique, oscillatory part programs are used to continuously create an interrupted cut that generates pre-defined, user-selectable chip lengths.

  3. Comparison of Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms for Operations Scheduling under Machine Availability Constraints

    PubMed Central

    Frutos, M.; Méndez, M.; Tohmé, F.; Broz, D.

    2013-01-01

    Many of the problems that arise in production systems can be handled with multiobjective techniques. One of those problems is that of scheduling operations subject to constraints on the availability of machines and buffer capacity. In this paper we analyze different Evolutionary multiobjective Algorithms (MOEAs) for this kind of problems. We consider an experimental framework in which we schedule production operations for four real world Job-Shop contexts using three algorithms, NSGAII, SPEA2, and IBEA. Using two performance indexes, Hypervolume and R2, we found that SPEA2 and IBEA are the most efficient for the tasks at hand. On the other hand IBEA seems to be a better choice of tool since it yields more solutions in the approximate Pareto frontier. PMID:24489502

  4. Future peace operations: Lessons from Bosnia. Final report

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    Godlewski, J.S.

    1995-05-16

    The end of the Bi-polar world has increased the requirement for and scope of UN peace operations. This paper examines the current situation in Bosnia from an Operational Command and Control perspective. It points out the shortfalls of force structure, clear direction on both the strategic/operational level and the UN`s inability to coordinate their and NATO`s efforts. It will also discuss the need and framework for `robust` peace operations. It concludes with an examination of options for a command and control structure for future UN peace operations.

  5. An assessment of quasi-static and operational errors in NC machine tools

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. Chatterjee

    1997-01-01

    This paper reports the results of a comparative study of predictive error modeling and machining-cycle machine tool accuracy. The total positional error due to geometric accuracy errors was modeled for a particular type of NC machine tool. Subsequently, the NC machine tool was tested for geometric accuracy for repeatability, small-load hysteresis, linear displacement accuracy, straightness, roll, pitch, yaw, and spindle

  6. Incidence of MSDs and neck and back pain among logging machine operators in the southern U.S.

    PubMed

    Lynch, S M; Smidt, M F; Merrill, P D; Sesek, R F

    2014-07-01

    There are limited data about the incidence and prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among loggers in the southern U.S. despite the risk factors associated with these occupations. Risk factors are both personal (age, body mass index, etc.) and job-related (awkward postures, repetitive hand and foot movements, vibration, etc.). A survey was conducted to estimate the incidence of self-reported pain and diagnosed MSDs and to study the relationship with known risk factors. Respondents were loggers attending training and continuing education classes. Respondents were asked to identify personal attributes, machine use, awkward postures, repetitive movements, and recent incidence of pain and medical diagnoses. All were male with an average age of 44 (range of 19-67) and an average body mass index of 31.3. Most were machine operators (97%) who have worked in the logging industry for an average of 22.9 years. Most machines identified were manufactured within the past ten years (average machine age 6.7 years). For machine operators, 10.5% (16) reported an MSD diagnosis, 74.3% (113) reported at least mild back pain, and 71.7% (109) reported at least mild neck pain over the past year. Further analysis attempted to identify an association between personal attributes, machine use, posture, and pain. Risk factors related to machine use may be biased since most survey respondents had considerable choice or control in working conditions, as they were firm owners and/or supervisors. PMID:25174152

  7. MILLING OPERATIONS Milling is the process of machining flat, curved, or Milling machines are basically classified as vertical or

    E-print Network

    Gellman, Andrew J.

    are characterized by a spindle located vertically, parallel to the column face, and mounted in a sliding head horizontal milling machine's column contains the drive motor and gearing and a fixed position horizontal from the top of the column. The arm and arbor supports are used to stabilize long arbors. Supports can

  8. Dynamic operating benefits of energy storage: Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Fancher, R.B.; Jabbour, S.J.; Spelman, J.R.

    1986-10-01

    The use of energy storage power plants to enhance power system operational flexibility (spinning reserve, load following, reduced minimum loading of power plants, etc.) yields substantive economic benefits due to reduced fuel use, lower operating and maintenance costs, and extended life of power plants. Inclusion of these benefits in generation expansion studies could increase the economic incentives of installing storage and fuel cell power plants. The objective of this project is to identify the benefits of energy storage due to the enhanced system operational flexibility, or simply called dynamic operating benefits (DOB). The results of an international symposium on DOB and three case studies in the US are reported. The results produce strong evidence of the reality and significance of dynamic operating benefits of energy storage and the importance of including that benefit in generation expansion studies.

  9. Control of Soft Machines using Actuators Operated by a Braille Display

    PubMed Central

    Mosadegh, Bobak; Mazzeo, Aaron D.; Shepherd, Robert F.; Morin, Stephen A.; Gupta, Unmukt; Sani, Idin Zhalehdoust; Lai, David; Takayama, Shuichi; Whitesides, George M.

    2013-01-01

    One strategy for actuating soft machines (e.g., tentacles, grippers, and simple walkers) uses pneumatic inflation of networks of small channels in an elastomeric material. Although the management of a few pneumatic inputs and valves to control pressurized gas is straightforward, the fabrication and operation of manifolds containing many (>50) independent valves is an unsolved problem. Complex pneumatic manifolds—often built for a single purpose—are not easily reconfigured to accommodate the specific inputs (i.e., multiplexing of many fluids, ranges of pressures, and changes in flow rates) required by pneumatic systems. This paper describes a pneumatic manifold comprising a computer-controlled braille display and a micropneumatic device. The braille display provides a compact array of 64 piezoelectric actuators that actively close and open elastomeric valves of a micropneumatic device to route pressurized gas within the manifold. The positioning and geometries of the valves and channels in the micropneumatic device dictate the functionality of the pneumatic manifold, and the use of multi-layer soft lithography permits the fabrication of networks in a wide range of configurations with many possible functions. Simply exchanging micropneumatic devices of different designs enables rapid reconfiguration of the pneumatic manifold. As a proof of principle, a pneumatic manifold controlled a soft machine containing 32 independent actuators to move a ball above a flat surface. PMID:24196070

  10. 78 FR 24734 - Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operation of an Infantry Platoon...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-26

    ...would be used for 242 training days per year. The Army...moving infantry and armor targets in a tactical array. Soldiers would engage targets with small arms, machine...would also be used for training with sub-caliber and...encounter threats during combat operations...

  11. Demonstration of tunnel-boring machine for coal-mine development. Final technical report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. E. Tisdale; D. R. Skidmore

    1979-01-01

    A concept of mine development using a single entry bored with a tunnel driving machine was designed and completed. The effort was undertaken in hopes that the single entry could be rapidly advanced through the strata along the coal seam and increase access to coal reserves at a much faster rate than present mining systems. The concept used was proven

  12. A knowledge based model of electric utility operations. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1993-08-11

    This report consists of an appendix to provide a documentation and help capability for an analyst using the developed expert system of electric utility operations running in CLIPS. This capability is provided through a separate package running under the WINDOWS Operating System and keyed to provide displays of text, graphics and mixed text and graphics that explain and elaborate on the specific decisions being made within the knowledge based expert system.

  13. Realization of universal optimal quantum machines by projective operators and stochastic maps

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sciarrino, F.; Sias, C.; Ricci, M.; de Martini, F.

    2004-11-01

    Optimal quantum machines can be implemented by linear projective operations. In the present work a general qubit symmetrization theory is presented by investigating the close links to the qubit purification process and to the programmable teleportation of any generic optimal antiunitary map. In addition, the contextual realization of the N?M cloning map and of the teleportation of the N?(M-N) universal-NOT (UNOT) gate is analyzed by a very general angular momentum theory. An extended set of experimental realizations by state symmetrization linear optical procedures is reported. These include the 1?2 cloning process, the UNOT gate and the quantum tomographic characterization of the optimal partial transpose map of polarization encoded qubits.

  14. Realization of Universal Optimal Quantum Machines by Projective Operators and Stochastic Maps

    E-print Network

    F. Sciarrino; C. Sias; M. Ricci; F. De Martini

    2004-07-22

    Optimal quantum machines can be implemented by linear projective operations. In the present work a general qubit symmetrization theory is presented by investigating the close links to the qubit purification process and to the programmable teleportation of any generic optimal anti-unitary map. In addition, the contextual realization of the N ->M cloning map and of the teleportation of the N->(M-N) universal NOT gate is analyzed by a novel and very general angular momentum theory. An extended set of experimental realizations by state symmetrization linear optical procedures is reported. These include the 1->2 cloning process, the UNOT gate and the quantum tomographic characterization of the optimal partial transpose map of polarization encoded qubits.

  15. A Boltzmann machine for the organization of intelligent machines

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Moed, Michael C.; Saridis, George N.

    1989-01-01

    In the present technological society, there is a major need to build machines that would execute intelligent tasks operating in uncertain environments with minimum interaction with a human operator. Although some designers have built smart robots, utilizing heuristic ideas, there is no systematic approach to design such machines in an engineering manner. Recently, cross-disciplinary research from the fields of computers, systems AI and information theory has served to set the foundations of the emerging area of the design of intelligent machines. Since 1977 Saridis has been developing an approach, defined as Hierarchical Intelligent Control, designed to organize, coordinate and execute anthropomorphic tasks by a machine with minimum interaction with a human operator. This approach utilizes analytical (probabilistic) models to describe and control the various functions of the intelligent machine structured by the intuitively defined principle of Increasing Precision with Decreasing Intelligence (IPDI) (Saridis 1979). This principle, even though resembles the managerial structure of organizational systems (Levis 1988), has been derived on an analytic basis by Saridis (1988). The purpose is to derive analytically a Boltzmann machine suitable for optimal connection of nodes in a neural net (Fahlman, Hinton, Sejnowski, 1985). Then this machine will serve to search for the optimal design of the organization level of an intelligent machine. In order to accomplish this, some mathematical theory of the intelligent machines will be first outlined. Then some definitions of the variables associated with the principle, like machine intelligence, machine knowledge, and precision will be made (Saridis, Valavanis 1988). Then a procedure to establish the Boltzmann machine on an analytic basis will be presented and illustrated by an example in designing the organization level of an Intelligent Machine. A new search technique, the Modified Genetic Algorithm, is presented and proved to converge to the minimum of a cost function. Finally, simulations will show the effectiveness of a variety of search techniques for the intelligent machine.

  16. Stretford process operations and chemistry report. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Trofe, T.W.; McIntush, K.E.; Murff, M.C.

    1993-10-01

    Liquid Redox Sulfur Recovery processes remove H2S from sour gas streams and produce elemental sulfur using a circulating liquor that contains a pH buffer and redox catalysts. The Stretford process is the oldest of the current commercial processes. Despite the advantages of this process, in many instances it has not consistently achieved design performance levels. Improvements in the operability and reliability of the Stretford process would provide additional incentives for its continued use. Much has been learned from research, process improvements and commercial operating experience since the process was first introduced that would allow for better operation of these processes. The report presents this information in response to these needs.

  17. 2002 SPS MACHINE STATISTICS

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    Desforges, B; CERN. Geneva. SPS and LHC Division

    2002-01-01

    2002 SPS MACHINE STATISTICS Fixed Target Periods with Protons (comments on machine operation, tables and diagrams, comparative tables and diagrams) Fixed Target Periods with Ions (comments on machine operation, tables and diagrams, comparative tables and diagrams)

  18. Verbal Operant Conditioning of Young Mongoloid Children. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    MacCubrey, Mary Katharine

    Operant conditioning techniques were used to modify verbal behavior in 18 institutionalized, trainable mentally handicapped mongoloids with chronological ages from 4-6 to 7-10 and mental ages from 2.0 to 2.10. Two instruments were constructed to evaluate language: a language test and a speech rating scale. Project leaders had no prior knowledge of…

  19. 59 FR- Logging Operations; Final Rule DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    1994-10-12

    ...will take the time to change gloves between each operation...Commenters from cold climate areas, such as Alaska...evaluated all suggested changes to the proposed rule...logged, the terrain, the climate or other factors, States...percentage. For example, a change of altitude of 20...

  20. Stretford process operations and chemistry report. Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. W. Trofe; K. E. McIntush; M. C. Murff

    1993-01-01

    Liquid Redox Sulfur Recovery processes remove H2S from sour gas streams and produce elemental sulfur using a circulating liquor that contains a pH buffer and redox catalysts. The Stretford process is the oldest of the current commercial processes. Despite the advantages of this process, in many instances it has not consistently achieved design performance levels. Improvements in the operability and

  1. Operation Ivy. Joint Task Force 132, 1952. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1985-09-01

    This report covers the activities of the Joint Task Force 132 in Operation Ivy, in 1952 at Eniwetok Atoll. Shots Mike and King were detonated in conjunction with eleven experimental programs. This report describes the device, weapon, and experimental programs, giving as many preliminary conclusions as can be drawn from early analysis of the data.

  2. CAISI Operational Assessment (OA) data collection results. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1997-01-31

    One of the lessons learned from Operation Desert Shield/Storm was the inability of deployed Combat Service Support (CSS) computers to exchange data effectively in a battlefield environment. The work-around solution to this previously identified problem has been to physically carry floppy disks between computers. A General Officer Steering Committee, directed by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, determined that immediate corrective action was necessary to ensure viability of the CSS Battlefield Mission Area. The study recommended that a three-phased system development plan address short-, mid- and long-term CSS automation communication interface requirements. In response to this study, Program Executive Office (PEO) Standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS) authorized the development of the CSS Automated Information System Interface (CAISI). Phase I (Near-Term) equipped the {open_quotes}first to fight{close_quotes} Contingency Corps units. Phase II (Mid-Term) is being fielded to the remainder of Force Package One units in the active force. Phase III (Long-Term) will equip the remaining units. CAISI is now in the early stages of Phase II fielding. Prior to full Phase II fielding, CAISI must be approved for production by a Milestone III decision authority. Part of the data that will be used in the Milestone III decision is a demonstration of the CAISI`s operational suitability, as assessed by the US Army Operational Test and Evaluation Command (OPTEC). This assessment will be performed through an Operational Assessment (OA) using data provided from previous technical testing, such as the CAISI Customer User Test (CUT), and a field training exercise conducted by units of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The field training exercise data collection took place during two events.

  3. Prediction of Backbreak in Open-Pit Blasting Operations Using the Machine Learning Method

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Khandelwal, Manoj; Monjezi, M.

    2013-03-01

    Backbreak is an undesirable phenomenon in blasting operations. It can cause instability of mine walls, falling down of machinery, improper fragmentation, reduced efficiency of drilling, etc. The existence of various effective parameters and their unknown relationships are the main reasons for inaccuracy of the empirical models. Presently, the application of new approaches such as artificial intelligence is highly recommended. In this paper, an attempt has been made to predict backbreak in blasting operations of Soungun iron mine, Iran, incorporating rock properties and blast design parameters using the support vector machine (SVM) method. To investigate the suitability of this approach, the predictions by SVM have been compared with multivariate regression analysis (MVRA). The coefficient of determination (CoD) and the mean absolute error (MAE) were taken as performance measures. It was found that the CoD between measured and predicted backbreak was 0.987 and 0.89 by SVM and MVRA, respectively, whereas the MAE was 0.29 and 1.07 by SVM and MVRA, respectively.

  4. A function-behavior-state approach to designing human-machine interface for nuclear power plant operators

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Y. Lin; W. J. Zhang

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents an approach to human-machine interface design for control room operators of nuclear power plants. The first step in designing an interface for a particular application is to determine information content that needs to be displayed. The design methodology for this step is called the interface design framework (called framework ). Several frameworks have been proposed for applications

  5. Stochastic optimal control as a theory of brain-machine interface operation.

    PubMed

    Lagang, Manuel; Srinivasan, Lakshminarayan

    2013-02-01

    The closed-loop operation of brain-machine interfaces (BMI) provides a framework to study the mechanisms behind neural control through a restricted output channel, with emerging clinical applications to stroke, degenerative disease, and trauma. Despite significant empirically driven improvements in closed-loop BMI systems, a fundamental, experimentally validated theory of closed-loop BMI operation is lacking. Here we propose a compact model based on stochastic optimal control to describe the brain in skillfully operating canonical decoding algorithms. The model produces goal-directed BMI movements with sensory feedback and intrinsically noisy neural output signals. Various experimentally validated phenomena emerge naturally from this model, including performance deterioration with bin width, compensation of biased decoders, and shifts in tuning curves between arm control and BMI control. Analysis of the model provides insight into possible mechanisms underlying these behaviors, with testable predictions. Spike binning may erode performance in part from intrinsic control-dependent constraints, regardless of decoding accuracy. In compensating decoder bias, the brain may incur an energetic cost associated with action potential production. Tuning curve shifts, seen after the mastery of a BMI-based skill, may reflect the brain's implementation of a new closed-loop control policy. The direction and magnitude of tuning curve shifts may be altered by decoder structure, ensemble size, and the costs of closed-loop control. Looking forward, the model provides a framework for the design and simulated testing of an emerging class of BMI algorithms that seek to directly exploit the presence of a human in the loop. PMID:23148413

  6. Final Report - Membranes and MEA's for Dry, Hot Operating Conditions

    SciTech Connect

    Hamrock, Steven J.

    2011-06-30

    The focus of this program was to develop a new Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) which can operate under hotter, dryer conditions than the state of the art membranes today and integrate it into a Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA). These MEA's should meet the performance and durability requirements outlined in the solicitation, operating under low humidification conditions and at temperatures ranging from -20���ºC to 120���ºC, to meet 2010 DOE technical targets for membranes. This membrane should operate under low humidification conditions and at temperatures ranging from -20���ºC to 120���ºC in order to meet DOE HFCIT 2010 commercialization targets for automotive fuel cells. Membranes developed in this program may also have improved durability and performance characteristics making them useful in stationary fuel cell applications. The new membranes, and the MEA�¢����s comprising them, should be manufacturable at high volumes and at costs which can meet industry and DOE targets. This work included: A) Studies to better understand factors controlling proton transport within the electrolyte membrane, mechanisms of polymer degradation (in situ and ex situ) and membrane durability in an MEA; B) Development of new polymers with increased proton conductivity over the range of temperatures from -20���ºC to 120���ºC and at lower levels of humidification and with improved chemical and mechanical stability; C) Development of new membrane additives for increased durability and conductivity under these dry conditions; D) Integration of these new materials into membranes and membranes into MEA�¢����s, including catalyst and gas diffusion layer selection and integration; E) Verification that these materials can be made using processes which are scalable to commercial volumes using cost effective methods; F) MEA testing in single cells using realistic automotive testing protocols. This project addresses technical barriers A (Durability) and C (Performance) from the Fuel Cells section of the 2005 Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program Multi-Year R&D Plan. In the course of this four-year program we developed a new PEM with improved proton conductivity, chemical stability and mechanical stability. We incorporated this new membrane into MEAs and evaluated performance and durability.

  7. Goodyear Lake hydroelectric generating station redevelopment. Final operating cost report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1982-10-01

    The Goodyear Lake how-head hydropower plant resulted from the rehabilitation of an old dam. The project construction costs were $1.722 million, which included a 17% overrun from original cost estimates due chiefly to extraordinary rates of inflation. For the first two years operating costs were $126,500 and $240,100 while revenues were $233,200 and $403,400, respectively. Revenues for year 1 were obtained from sales at 3 cents/kWh and for year 2 at 3.4 cents/kWh. If the rates payable by utilities under PURPA regulations, namely 6 cents/kWh, had been paid the revenues would have nearly doubled. It is concluded that initial cost overruns are not readily recuperable. (LCL)

  8. Lake Billy Shaw Operations and Maintenance, Final Annual Report 2000.

    SciTech Connect

    Dodson, Guy; Pero, Vincent (Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation. Dept. of Habitat, Parks, Fish and Game.)

    2002-01-01

    Lake Billy Shaw is a newly constructed earthen dam reservoir with a surface area of 430 acres. Construction on the dam and structures was complete in November of 1998. The fish screen structures were complete in December of 1998, with initial filling in May 1999. Upon initial filling, dam structures, monitoring wells, fish screen structures, and lake level were monitored daily, with recordings being taken three times/week. During June 1999 the water to the lake was turned off in order to complete additional construction work on the lake. This work included installation of culverts around the perimeter road, installation of boat launches, finish work on the spillway structure, pumphouse and well protection and planting 4 trees along the entrance to the boat launch area. The water was turned on again in late September 1999 with all structures having been checked, fish screens greased and maintained and well levels being monitored. In 2000 the Operations and Maintenance portion of the project began with monitoring of piezometers, water levels, biological monitoring, riparian plantings, protection of shorelines, and maintenance of structures and appurtances.

  9. Autonomous proximity operations using machine vision for trajectory control and pose estimation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cleghorn, Timothy F.; Sternberg, Stanley R.

    1991-01-01

    A machine vision algorithm was developed which permits guidance control to be maintained during autonomous proximity operations. At present this algorithm exists as a simulation, running upon an 80386 based personal computer, using a ModelMATE CAD package to render the target vehicle. However, the algorithm is sufficiently simple, so that following off-line training on a known target vehicle, it should run in real time with existing vision hardware. The basis of the algorithm is a sequence of single camera images of the target vehicle, upon which radial transforms were performed. Selected points of the resulting radial signatures are fed through a decision tree, to determine whether the signature matches that of the known reference signatures for a particular view of the target. Based upon recognized scenes, the position of the maneuvering vehicle with respect to the target vehicles can be calculated, and adjustments made in the former's trajectory. In addition, the pose and spin rates of the target satellite can be estimated using this method.

  10. Study of Lighting Solutions in Machine Vision Applications for Automated Assembly Operations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zorcolo, Alberto; Escobar-Palafox, Gustavo; Gault, Rosemary; Scott, Robin; Ridgway, Keith

    2011-12-01

    The application of machine vision techniques represents an invaluable aid in many fields of manufacturing, from part inspection to metrology, robot guidance and assembly operations in general. An effective illumination of the working area constitutes a crucial aspect for optimising the performance of such techniques but unfortunately ideal light conditions are rarely available, especially if the vision system has to work within small areas, possibly close to metallic surfaces with high reflectivity. This work aims to investigate which factors mostly affect the accuracy in a typical feature recognition and measurement application. A first screening of a set of six factors was carried out by testing three different light sources, according to a two-level fractional factorial design of experiments (DOE), a Pareto analysis was performed in order to establish which parameters were the most significant. Once the key factors were identified, a second series of the experiments were carried out on a single light source, in order to optimise the key parameters and to provide useful guidelines on how to minimise measurement errors in different scenarios.

  11. Learning about Simple Machines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mrs. Keller

    2010-01-17

    This activity is designed to learn about simple machines and to have fun doing so! First, use this website to learn backround information on the basics of simple machines. Try the quiz! Simple Machines Learning Site Next, play a game that tests your ability to identify simple machines.... Edheads: Simple Machines Finally, view this video to see how students your age used applied simple machines to do a cool task... Building Simple Machines: A Glass of Milk, Please ...

  12. Optimizing the Operation Sequence of a Chip Placement Machine Using TSP Model

    E-print Network

    Kumar, Ratnesh

    assembly, TSP, FUJI FCP-IV 1 Introduction In most printed wire board (PWB) assembly lines, chip placement is becoming more crucial factor for the assembly line bottleneck. Chip placement machine manufacturers have by their board assembly time. Factors that determine this include the machine's architecture and placement

  13. Laser based machine for die and prototype manufacturing: Final report, February 10, 1987--August 9, 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Feygin, M.

    1989-02-05

    In his application to the Bureau of Energy Related Inventions Michael Feygin proposed a feasibility study for a new process aiming at completely automated manufacturing of complex and hard to manufacture parts. The technique invented by Michael Feygin is called Laminated Object Manufacturing. It utilizes thin cross-sections of a part, cut by a laser based contouring machine. The part is created by successive deposition and bonding of layers of material. Part geometry is specified by successive cross-sectioning of 3-dimensional images created with a CAD program on a graphic workstation. The Laminated Object Manufacturing system can be thought of as a ''three-dimensional-printer'' which incrementally stacks two-dimensional images. The ultimate hard copy is produced, the object itself. The laser system is basically an assembly of known technologies: laser cutting, CAD and CAM, brazing or adhesion bonding, and computer controlled mechanical handling of components. It offers a revolutionary new way to produce 3-dimensional objects such as molds, dies, prototypes, models and other items produced in small batches. The research performed on the grant created a foundation for building a successful prototype of a LOM system. The prototype has been built in 1988 using funds of the Illinois Innovation Fund, a state agency independent from DOE. 8 figs., 1 tab.

  14. Final Report on Control Algorithm to Improve the Partial-Load Efficiency of Surface PM Machines with Fractional-Slot Concentrated Windings

    SciTech Connect

    McKeever, John W [ORNL; Reddy, Patel [University of Wisconsin; Jahns, Thomas M [ORNL

    2007-05-01

    Surface permanent magnet (SPM) synchronous machines using fractional-slot concentrated windings are being investigated as candidates for high-performance traction machines for automotive electric propulsion systems. It has been shown analytically and experimentally that such designs can achieve very wide constant-power speed ratios (CPSR) [1,2]. This work has shown that machines of this type are capable of achieving very low cogging torque amplitudes as well as significantly increasing the machine power density [3-5] compared to SPM machines using conventional distributed windings. High efficiency can be achieved in this class of SPM machine by making special efforts to suppress the eddy-current losses in the magnets [6-8], accompanied by efforts to minimize the iron losses in the rotor and stator cores. Considerable attention has traditionally been devoted to maximizing the full-load efficiency of traction machines at their rated operating points and along their maximum-power vs. speed envelopes for higher speeds [9,10]. For example, on-line control approaches have been presented for maximizing the full-load efficiency of PM synchronous machines, including the use of negative d-axis stator current to reduce the core losses [11,12]. However, another important performance specification for electric traction applications is the machine's efficiency at partial loads. Partial-load efficiency is particularly important if the target traction application requires long periods of cruising operation at light loads that are significantly lower than the maximum drive capabilities. While the design of the machine itself is clearly important, investigation has shown that this is a case where the choice of the control algorithm plays a critical role in determining the maximum partial-load efficiency that the machine actually achieves in the traction drive system. There is no evidence that this important topic has been addressed for this type of SPM machine by any other authors. This topic takes on even greater significance for fractional-slot concentrated-winding SPM machine designs. In particular, maximizing the torque/power density of this class of SPM machines typically leads to machine designs with high numbers of poles. The resulting high electrical frequencies can easily result in high stator core losses unless special care is taken during the machine design process. The purpose of this report is to discuss a modified vector control algorithm for a fractional-slot concentrated winding SPM machine that has been developed to maximize the machine's partial-load efficiency over a wide range of operating conditions. For purposes of this discussion, a 55 kW (peak) SPM machine designed to meet requirements established in the US FreedomCar program [13] is used as the basis for demonstrating the proposed technique. A combination of closed-form analysis [14] and finite element analysis (FEA) is used during this investigation.

  15. FINAL REPORT ON CONTROL ALGORITHM TO IMPROVE THE PARTIAL-LOAD EFFICIENCY OFSURFACE PM MACHINES WITH FRACTIONAL-SLOT CONCENTRATED WINDINGS

    SciTech Connect

    Reddy, P.B.; Jahns, T.M.

    2007-04-30

    Surface permanent magnet (SPM) synchronous machines using fractional-slot concentrated windings are being investigated as candidates for high-performance traction machines for automotive electric propulsion systems. It has been shown analytically and experimentally that such designs can achieve very wide constant-power speed ratios (CPSR) [1,2]. This work has shown that machines of this type are capable of achieving very low cogging torque amplitudes as well as significantly increasing the machine power density [3-5] compared to SPM machines using conventional distributed windings. High efficiency can be achieved in this class of SPM machine by making special efforts to suppress the eddy-current losses in the magnets [6-8], accompanied by efforts to minimize the iron losses in the rotor and stator cores. Considerable attention has traditionally been devoted to maximizing the full-load efficiency of traction machines at their rated operating points and along their maximum-power vs. speed envelopes for higher speeds [9,10]. For example, on-line control approaches have been presented for maximizing the full-load efficiency of PM synchronous machines, including the use of negative d-axis stator current to reduce the core losses [11,12]. However, another important performance specification for electric traction applications is the machine's efficiency at partial loads. Partial-load efficiency is particularly important if the target traction application requires long periods of cruising operation at light loads that are significantly lower than the maximum drive capabilities. While the design of the machine itself is clearly important, investigation has shown that this is a case where the choice of the control algorithm plays a critical role in determining the maximum partial-load efficiency that the machine actually achieves in the traction drive system. There is no evidence that this important topic has been addressed for this type of SPM machine by any other authors. This topic takes on even greater significance for fractional-slot concentrated-winding SPM machine designs. In particular, maximizing the torque/power density of this class of SPM machines typically leads to machine designs with high numbers of poles. The resulting high electrical frequencies can easily result in high stator core losses unless special care is taken during the machine design process. The purpose of this report is to discuss a modified vector control algorithm for a fractional-slot concentrated winding SPM machine that has been developed to maximize the machine's partial-load efficiency over a wide range of operating conditions. For purposes of this discussion, a 55 kW (peak) SPM machine designed to meet requirements established in the US FreedomCar program [13] is used as the basis for demonstrating the proposed technique. A combination of closed-form analysis [14] and finite element analysis (FEA) is used during this investigation.

  16. Optimization of characteristics of refrigerating machine operating with recharging of compressor cylinder with refrigerant

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. K. Lavrenchenko

    2008-01-01

    The results of scientific and technical research for improving the characteristics of small refrigerating machines (SRM) by\\u000a adapting them to effective natural refrigerants (R600a and R600) are reported. A method, which consists in recharging (supplementary\\u000a charging) of the compressor cylinder with a refrigerant in a Voorhees refrigerating machine, has been proposed for reducing\\u000a losses in the compressor. The results of

  17. Control strategies for power smoothing using a flywheel driven by a sensorless vector-controlled induction machine operating in a wide speed range

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Roberto Cárdenas; Rubén Peńa; Greg M. Asher; Jon Clare; Ramón Blasco-Giménez

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents a novel control strategy for power smoothing. The system is based on a sensorless vector-controlled induction machine driving a flywheel. The problem of regulating the DC-link voltage against input power surges or sudden changes in load demand is addressed. The induction machine is controlled to operate in a wide speed range by using flux weakening above rated

  18. The Finite State Machine for Klystron Operation for VUV-FEL and European X-FEL Linear Accelerator

    E-print Network

    Cichalewski, W; Napieralski, A

    2004-01-01

    In order to provide a pulsed RF power signal that fulfills all designers and users demands the work on power supplies, pulse transformers, waveguides and klystrons has to be well coordinated. Because operators not engineers will operate mention user facility therefore software has to be implemented in order to automate the enormous quantity of hardware operation accompanying regular operation of linear accelerator collider. A finite state machine is adequate formal description of reactive systems that has become starting point for designing our control software. To present the complexity of the task that establishing FSM for Klystron system would be, one has to become acquainted with complexity of the system itself. Therefore this article describes the construction and principles of the klystron and modulator as well as ideas concerning the implementation of a FSM for such a system.

  19. An Operations Research and Systems Engineering Study of a University Library. Final Report (No. 5).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Milton S. Eisenhower Library.

    This fifth and final report describes activities since June, 1965. Centralization of the Eisenhower Library Collection was completed early in 1965 and a circulation system became operational in April, 1965. The main portion of this report focuses on various aspects of the circulation system such as preparation of identification cards; the…

  20. State revolving fund: Final report to Congress. Financial status and operations of water pollution control revolving funds

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-10-01

    This is the final report to Congress. The SRF final report addresses the financial status and operations of water pollution control revolving funds established by the States under Title VI of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

  1. Six-phase induction machine operating as a stand-alone self-excited induction generator

    E-print Network

    Brest, Université de

    of multiphase induction machines in renewable energy applications such as wind and hydropower. Thus, some, they are faced to mutations towards new applications as renewable energy generation. These trends are motivated as promising solution for renewable energy applications [4]. Accordingly, apart the fact that high phase order

  2. Tuning Machine-Learning Algorithms for Battery-Operated Portable Devices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ziheng Lin; Yan Gu; Samarjit Chakraborty

    2010-01-01

    Machine learning algorithms in various forms are now increasingly being used on a variety of portable devices, starting from cell phones to PDAs. They often form a part of standard applications (e.g. for grammar-checking in email clients) that run on these devices and occupy a signific ant fraction of pro- cessor and memory bandwidth. However, most of the research within

  3. CIRP Conference on Modeling of Machining Operations (CIRP CMMO) Cyclic Variation of Residual Stress Induced by

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    was applied for an austenitic stainless steel, AISI 316L. Residual stresses were analyzed in the machined harmful consequences of regenerative vibrations is the poor surface quality. More precisely, the link to generated surface textures or structures for different applications, such as running in, oil retention

  4. Permanent magnets thermal operation limits in a hybrid excited synchronous machine used on wide speed applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Fodorean; A. Miraoui

    2008-01-01

    In variable speed drives thermal phenomena interfere with electromagnetic ones. Moreover, when it comes to electrical machines excited through permanent magnets (PMs), beside the common problems related to the stator winding insulation damage (at high levels of current densities) and mechanical stress (due to centrifugal forces while high speed is attempted) a supplementary issue appears: the PM irreversible demagnetization risk,

  5. Optimal use of human and machine resources for Space Station assembly operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Parrish, Joseph C.

    1988-01-01

    This paper investigates the issues involved in determining the best mix of human and machine resources for assembly of the Space Station. It presents the current Station assembly sequence, along with descriptions of the available assembly resources. A number of methodologies for optimizing the human/machine tradeoff problem have been developed, but the Space Station assembly offers some unique issues that have not yet been addressed. These include a strong constraint on available EVA time for early flights and a phased deployment of assembly resources over time. A methodology for incorporating the previously developed decision methods to the special case of the Space Station is presented. This methodology emphasizes an application of multiple qualitative and quantitative techniques, including simulation and decision analysis, for producing an objective, robust solution to the tradeoff problem.

  6. Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Main Report.

    SciTech Connect

    Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.); United States. Bonneville Power Administration; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. North Pacific Division; United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Pacific Northwest Region.

    1995-11-01

    The System Operation Review (SOR) Final EIS addresses four actions: (a) need to develop coordinated strategy for managing the multiple uses of the Federal Columbia River system (System Operating Strategy [SOS]); (b) need to provide interested parties other than management agencies with a long-term role in system planning (Forum); (c) need to renew or change current Canadian Entitlement Allocation Agreements (CEAA); and (d) need to renegotiate and renew the Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement (PNCA). SOS alternatives analyzed are: (1) operation prior to Endangered Species Act listings of salmon stocks; (2) current operations (no action); (3) stable storage project operation; (4) natural river operation; (5) fixed drawdown; (6) operating strategies proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, State fisheries agencies, Native American tribes, and Federal operating agencies; and (7) Preferred Alternative. The seven Forum alternatives analyzed are: (1) decisionmaking by the SOR lead agencies (preferred alternative); (2) decisionmaking by SOR lead agencies and recommendations by an existing regional entity; (3) decisionmaking by SOR lead agencies and recommendations by a new regional entity; (4) decisionmaking by a Federal consultation forum; (5) decisionmaking by a new entity; (6) decisionmaking by one Federal operating agency; (7) decisionmaking by a Federal agency other than an operating agency. PNCA alternatives analyzed are: (1) no replacement contract; (2) contract to maximize regional power benefits; (3) roll over existing PNCA; (4) current PNCA with modified operating procedures (preferred alternative); (5) current PNCA with nonpower modifications. CEAA alternatives include: (1) no action (no replacement of current allocation agreements); (2) entitlement allocation: 55 percent Federal; 45 percent non-Federal; (3) entitlement allocation: 70 percent Federal, 30 percent non-Federal (preferred alternative); (4) no agreement.

  7. Vibration absorber modeling for handheld machine tool

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abdullah, Mohd Azman; Mustafa, Mohd Muhyiddin; Jamil, Jazli Firdaus; Salim, Mohd Azli; Ramli, Faiz Redza

    2015-05-01

    Handheld machine tools produce continuous vibration to the users during operation. This vibration causes harmful effects to the health of users for repeated operations in a long period of time. In this paper, a dynamic vibration absorber (DVA) is designed and modeled to reduce the vibration generated by the handheld machine tool. Several designs and models of vibration absorbers with various stiffness properties are simulated, tested and optimized in order to diminish the vibration. Ordinary differential equation is used to derive and formulate the vibration phenomena in the machine tool with and without the DVA. The final transfer function of the DVA is later analyzed using commercial available mathematical software. The DVA with optimum properties of mass and stiffness is developed and applied on the actual handheld machine tool. The performance of the DVA is experimentally tested and validated by the final result of vibration reduction.

  8. Machine Shop Lathes.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dunn, James

    This guide, the second in a series of five machine shop curriculum manuals, was designed for use in machine shop courses in Oklahoma. The purpose of the manual is to equip students with basic knowledge and skills that will enable them to enter the machine trade at the machine-operator level. The curriculum is designed so that it can be used in…

  9. Extending an operational meteorological monitoring network through machine learning and classical geo-statistical approaches

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Appelhans, Tim; Mwangomo, Ephraim; Otte, Insa; Detsch, Florian; Nauss, Thomas; Hemp, Andreas; Ndyamkama, Jimmy

    2015-04-01

    This study introduces the set-up and characteristics of a meteorological station network on the southern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The set-up follows a hierarchical approach covering an elevational as well as a land-use disturbance gradient. The network consists of 52 basic stations measuring ambient air temperature and above ground air humidity and 11 precipitation measurement sites. We provide in depth descriptions of various machine learning and classical geo-statistical methods used to fill observation gaps and extend the spatial coverage of the network to a total of 60 research sites. Performance statistics for these methods indicate that the presented data sets provide reliable measurements of the meteorological reality at Mt. Kilimanjaro. These data provide an excellent basis for ecological studies and are also of great value for regional atmospheric numerical modelling studies for which such comprehensive in-situ validation observations are rare, especially in tropical regions of complex terrain.

  10. Attention and its role in the operator's work. [control stability in man machine systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shvetsov, O. P.

    1975-01-01

    A complex attentiometer investigation of the distribution, redirection, and concentration of attention during an operator's work notes the following stages: (1) General attentiveness is still not adequately expressed in the beginning; and (2) operator self-control of actions develops and gradually decreases errors in redirecting and distributing attention. A definite relationship is found between the improvement of concentration, distribution and redirection of attention and automation of sensorimotor performance. Excercises prove less effective in redirection of attention.

  11. Precision Machining

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Leske, Cavin.

    Basic machining processes are introduced on a Web site that is devoted to engineering fundamentals (1). Descriptions and illustrations of drilling, turning, grinding, and other common processes are provided for people with little to no prior machining knowledge. A waterjet is a non-traditional machining technology that uses high pressure streams of water with abrasive additives rather than solid cutting instruments to slice through metal and other materials. An in-depth discussion of waterjet operation and applications is available from Southern Methodist University (2). Waterjets are often cited as being much more precise than traditional machining techniques. The Waterjet Video Vault (3) contains clips of waterjet machines in action. The video of the foam cutting procedure is especially interesting, as it shows how quick and accurate the machining process can be. An online guide to cross process machining, which incorporates elements from various conventional and unconventional techniques, is provided by the Mechanical Engineering Department at Columbia University (4). Some remarkable and innovative techniques that have surfaced over the past few years are outlined, including underwater laser machining and plasma-assisted machining. Entirely different and exotic machining techniques are required for creating microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and other extremely small devices. The Caltech Micromachining Laboratory (5) maintains an archive of research highlights and papers on its homepage, including a paper on a MEMS-driven flapping wing for a palm-sized aerial vehicle. An online article from Modern Machine Shop (6) outlines some new technologies and research in the area of high speed machining. A particularly interesting section of the article describes a system developed at the University of Florida that aims to enable micromachining to achieve rotational speeds of standard machining processes, specifically up to a half million rotations per minute. Cutting edge waterjet innovations are the subject of a February 2003 feature from a publication of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (7). Extremely high pressure nozzles are being developed to improve cutting speed, and enhanced software for controlling machine movements is also a focus of study. This news article (8) from June 20, 2003 describes an electrochemical machining process that is being used to fabricate complex nanostructures. The work, produced by German and U.S. researchers, has the potential to compete with current lithographic processes.

  12. Simple Machines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This series of three interactive, multimedia activities introduce and demonstrate the properties of six simple machines. Specifically, the lessons show how levers, pulleys, inclined planes, screws, wheels and axles, and wedges can reduce the amount of work done by humans. After learning about the characteristics of each classification, users can try to find the simple machines that make up a lawn mower. By inspecting the mower from different angles, several simple machines are revealed and must be identified. The final activity lets users test their knowledge of the mechanics of simple machines. Following a builder through each stage of constructing a tree house, users can apply equations to determine the mechanical advantage supplied by using the tools.

  13. The operation of VEGA/CHARA : from the scientific idea to the final products

    E-print Network

    Ligi, Roxanne; Nardetto, Nicolas; Clausse, Jean-Michel

    2014-01-01

    We describe the data flow in the operation of the VEGA/CHARA instrument. After a brief summary of the main characteristics and scientific objectives of the VEGA instrument, we explain the standard procedure from the scientific idea up to the execution of the observation. Then, we describe the different steps done after the observation, from the raw data to the archives and the final products. Many tools are used and we show how the Virtual Observatory principles have been implemented for the interoperability of these software and databases.

  14. A Brain-Machine Interface Operating with a Real-Time Spiking Neural Network Control Algorithm.

    PubMed

    Dethier, Julie; Nuyujukian, Paul; Eliasmith, Chris; Stewart, Terry; Elassaad, Shauki A; Shenoy, Krishna V; Boahen, Kwabena

    2011-01-01

    Motor prostheses aim to restore function to disabled patients. Despite compelling proof of concept systems, barriers to clinical translation remain. One challenge is to develop a low-power, fully-implantable system that dissipates only minimal power so as not to damage tissue. To this end, we implemented a Kalman-filter based decoder via a spiking neural network (SNN) and tested it in brain-machine interface (BMI) experiments with a rhesus monkey. The Kalman filter was trained to predict the arm's velocity and mapped on to the SNN using the Neural Engineering Framework (NEF). A 2,000-neuron embedded Matlab SNN implementation runs in real-time and its closed-loop performance is quite comparable to that of the standard Kalman filter. The success of this closed-loop decoder holds promise for hardware SNN implementations of statistical signal processing algorithms on neuromorphic chips, which may offer power savings necessary to overcome a major obstacle to the successful clinical translation of neural motor prostheses. PMID:25309106

  15. Association of individual and work-related risk factors with musculoskeletal symptoms among Iranian sewing machine operators.

    PubMed

    Dianat, Iman; Kord, Madeh; Yahyazade, Parvin; Karimi, Mohammad Ali; Stedmon, Alex W

    2015-11-01

    This cross-sectional study evaluated working conditions and the occurrence of self-reported musculoskeletal symptoms among 251 Iranian sewing machine operators. A questionnaire and direct observations of working postures using the rapid upper limb assessment (RULA) method were used. A high prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms, particularly in the neck/shoulders, back and hands/wrists were found. The mean RULA grand score of 5.7 highlighted a poor sewing workstation design and indicated that most operators (with posture assessed at action level 3) needed an investigation and changes in their working habits soon. Work-related factors (including number of years worked as an operator, prolonged working hours per shift, long duration of sitting work without a break, feeling pressure due to work and working postures) and individual factors (including age, gender, BMI and regular sport/physical activities) were associated with musculoskeletal symptoms in multiple logistic regression models. The findings add to the understanding of working conditions of those jobs involving sewing activities and emphasise the need for ergonomic interventions to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms in the future. PMID:26154216

  16. Benchmarking the effects of operating system interference on extreme-scale parallel machines.

    SciTech Connect

    Beckman, P.; Iskra, K.; Yoshii, K.; Coghlan, S.; Nataraj, A.; Mathematics and Computer Science; Univ. of Oregon

    2008-03-01

    We investigate operating system noise, which we identify as one of the main reasons for a lack of synchronicity in parallel applications. Using a microbenchmark, we measure the noise on several contemporary platforms and find that, even with a general-purpose operating system, noise can be limited if certain precautions are taken. We then inject artificially generated noise into a massively parallel system and measure its influence on the performance of collective operations. Our experiments indicate that on extreme-scale platforms, the performance is correlated with the largest interruption to the application, even if the probability of such an interruption on a single process is extremely small. We demonstrate that synchronizing the noise can significantly reduce its negative influence.

  17. Present day problems in the design, investigation, and operation of hydraulic machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. S. Abelev; G. I. Krivchenko; L. A. Zolotov; V. Ya. Karelin

    1969-01-01

    Conclusions  \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a 1. \\u000a \\u000a Overall investigations are being carried out at present in a number of countries for increasing the operational efficiency\\u000a of pumed-storage stations, taking in a wide range of problems, from energy-economic comparison of the different versions of\\u000a plant arrangement to a study of specific operational problems. The investigations are being carried out both in the laboratory\\u000a and on special

  18. Operational amplifier-based micro eddy current sensor and its application in abrasive machining (honing)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fengqiang Gu; Xiaoyou Ye; Hongtang Gao; Heyan Wang; Jing Xie

    2010-01-01

    An operational amplifier-based micro eddy current sensor circuit is developed for improvement of sensitivity, reduction of power consumption and application in small mounting space. An eddy current sensor is designed on the optimized parameters in this circuit. Meanwhile, an eddy current sensor static calibration system is built by comparing to the measurement unit of Switzerland TESA Inductance Sensor TT80 of

  19. Engine Lathe Operator. Instructor's Guide. Part of Single-Tool Skills Program Series. Machine Industries Occupations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.

    Expected to help meet the need for trained operators in metalworking and suitable for use in the adult education programs of school districts, in manpower development and training programs, and in secondary schools, this guide consists of four sections: Introduction, General Job Content, Shop Projects, and Drawings for the Projects. General Job…

  20. Surface Grinder Operator. Instructor's Guide. Part of Single-Tool Skills Program. Machine Industries Occupations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.

    This course, the second one to be published in what is expected to be a series of instructor's guides in the Single-Tool Skills Program, is expected to help meet the need for trained operators in metalworking and is designed for use in the adult education programs of school districts, in Manpower Development and Training Programs, and in secondary…

  1. AMBIENT PERCHLOROETHYLENE LEVELS INSIDE COIN-OPERATED LAUNDRIES WITH DRYCLEANING MACHINES ON THE PREMISES

    EPA Science Inventory

    In this study, ambient perchloroethylene (PERC) levels were measured inside and in the vicinity of six self serve laundries containing coin-type dry cleaning operations. Inside two of the laundries, evaluations of organic vapor monitoring badges were performed in addition to the ...

  2. Infinite Time Turing Machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joel David Hamkins

    2002-01-01

    Infinite time Turing machines extend the operation of ordinary Turing machines into transfinite ordinal time. By doing so, they provide a natural model of infinitary computability, a theoretical setting for the analysis of the power and limitations of supertask algorithms.

  3. Final Report of the Catalog Code Revision Committee Subcommittee on Rules for Cataloging Machine-Readable Data Files.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Herman, Elizabeth, Ed.; Byrun, John, Ed.

    A committee on rules fur cataloging machine readable data files (MRDF) recommends areas for revision of the Anglo American Cataloging Rules to integrate collections of MRDF into the mainstream of bibliographic control. The 12 working papers which support and detail these recommendations are appended to this report. They include rationales for…

  4. Very-high-speed holographic message routing for parallel machines. Final report, 1 Sep 88-31 Aug 90

    SciTech Connect

    Reif, J.H.

    1990-09-01

    An important problem in massively parallel processing machines is the communication bottleneck. For example, in the Connection Machine, a 65,536 SIMD parallel processing message routing is one thousand times slower than the instruction time of an individual processor. This is, in part, due to contention problems and in part to the necessity for global control of the interconnection network. Our approach to solve this problem is to implement a fully-parallel, high-speed message router, using locally-controlled spatial light modulators and volume holograms. Johnson and Reif devised an efficient electro-optical message routing system. We implemented a small prototype holographic router for demonstration of basic principals. The routing system uses a volume hologram to do message switching. It uses optimal O(n log(n)) number of switches, constant time, and optimal volume. This work can be applied to do very high speed message routing for massively parallel machines such as required by the Connection Machine,

  5. 29 CFR 570.63 - Occupations involved in the operation of balers, compactors, and paper-products machines (Order 12).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...balers, compactors, and paper-products machines (Order 12). 570.63 Section 570...balers, compactors, and paper-products machines (Order 12). (a) Findings and declaration...following power-driven paper products machines: (i) Arm-type wire stitcher...

  6. Experimental program based on a High Beta Q Machine. Final report, 1 May 1978-30 September 1980

    SciTech Connect

    Ribe, F. L

    1980-07-01

    This report summarizes work done in designing and constructing the High Beta Q Machine from the inception of the work in May 1978 until the present time. It is a 3-m long, low-compression theta pinch with a 22-cm-diameter segmented compression coil with a minimum axial periodicity length of 10 cm. This capability of driving the machine as a simple, low-density theta pinch, and also of independently applying periodic magnetic fields before or after formation of the plasma column, gives the device considerable flexibility. Reported here is the construction and testing of the machine, development of its diagnostics and initial measurements of the plasma at early times in the duration of the crowbarred magnetic field. The experimental effort has been paralleled by theoretical work to model the diffuse profile, collisionless plasma in its response to the periodic RF magnetic fields. The model chosen is the Freidberg-Pearlstein Vlasov-fluid model which provides an MHD-like description but with accounting of ion kinetic effects over diffuse equilibrium profiles. A computer code has been developed to accurately calculate the resistive response of the plasma column, giving the power absorption by ion Landau damping and more recently, ion-cyclotron damping.

  7. Validating cognitive support for operators of complex human-machine systems

    SciTech Connect

    O`Hara, J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Wachtel, J. [US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

    1995-10-01

    Modem nuclear power plants (NPPs) are complex systems whose performance is the result of an intricate interaction of human and system control. A complex system may be defined as one which supports a dynamic process involving a large number of elements that interact in many different ways. Safety is addressed through defense-in-depth design and preplanning; i.e., designers consider the types of failures that are most likely to occur and those of high consequence, and design their solutions in advance. However, complex interactions and their failure modes cannot always be anticipated by the designer and may be unfamiliar to plant personnel. These situations may pose cognitive demands on plant personnel, both individually and as a crew. Other factors may contribute to the cognitive challenges of NPP operation as well, including hierarchal processes, dynamic pace, system redundancy and reliability, and conflicting objectives. These factors are discussed in this paper.

  8. NEMO medium voltage converter factory acceptance, operational and final integration tests

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cocimano, Rosanna; NEMO Collaboration

    2011-01-01

    The NEMO Collaboration, as part of the KM3NeT EU-funded consortium, is developing technical solutions for the construction of a cubic-kilometer scale neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean sea several kilometers below the sea level and far from the shore. In this framework, after years of design, development, assembly and testing the Alcatel deep sea medium voltage power converter (MVC) is ready for deployment at 100 km from the Capo Passero shore station. The MVC converts the 10 kV to an instrument-friendly 375 V for a 10 kW power. The MVC will be presented with focus on the factory acceptance, operational and final integration tests that recently have been carried out.

  9. Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix O: Economic and Social Impact.

    SciTech Connect

    Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

    1995-11-01

    This Appendix O of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Columbia River System measures the economic and social effects of the alternative system operation strategies and includes both geographic and methodology components. Areas discussed in detail include the following: purpose, scope and process; an economic history of the Columbia River Basin and its use today including the Columbia River and Socio-economic development in the Northwest and Major uses of the River System; Analysis procedures and methodologies including national economic evaluation, the concepts, analysis of assumptions, analysis for specific river uses, water quality, Regional evaluation, analysis, and social impacts; alternatives and impacts including implementation costs, andromous fish, resident fish and wildlife, flood control, irrigation and municipal and industrial water supply, navigation impacts, power, recreation, annual costs, regional economic analysis. Extensive comparison of alternatives is included.

  10. Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM) follow-on operational test and evaluation simulant test strategy. Final report, May 1988-April 1989

    SciTech Connect

    Seitzinger, A.T.; Grasso, P.S.; Guelta, M.A.

    1990-06-01

    This report was intended to provide technical guidance to the U.S. Army Armor and Engineering (A E) Board in the area of simulant use for the Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM) Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation (FOT E). The Operational Science Branch (Op Sci Br) was requested to support the A E Board in their effort to design an FOT E for the CAM using methyl salicylate (MS) as the H mode (mustard agent) simulant. Personnel from Op Sci Br were asked to design contamination technology and monitoring methods to test the machine/man interface and use doctrine, and analyze how well data is collected and evaluated.

  11. Advanced technology and manufacturing practices for machining and inspecting metal matrix composites. Final CRADA report for CRADA number Y-1292-0092

    SciTech Connect

    Fell, H.A.; Shelton, J.E.; LaMance, G.M.; Kennedy, C.R.

    1995-02-26

    Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Energy Systems) and the Lanxide Corporation (Lanxide) negotiated a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to develop advanced technology and manufacturing practices for machining and inspecting metal matrix composites (MMC). The objective of this CRADA was to develop machining parameters to allow manufacturing of automotive components from MMCs. These parts exhibit a range of shapes and dimensional tolerances and require a large number of machining operations. The common characteristic of the components is the use of the light weight MMC materials to replace heavier materials. This allows smaller and lighter moving parts and supporting structural components thereby increasing fuel mileage. The CRADA was divided into three areas: basic investigation of cutting parameters, establishment of a mock production line for components, and optimization of parameters in the mock facility. This report covers the manufacturing of MMCs and preliminary Phase I testing for silicon carbide having various loading percentages and extensive Phase I testing of cutting parameters on 30% alumina loaded aluminum. On January 26, 1995, a letter from the vice president, technology at Lanxide was issued terminating the CRADA due to changes in business. 9 refs., 18 figs., 3 tabs.

  12. New insulating materials and their use to achieve high operating stresses in electrostatic machines

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cooke, Chathan M.

    1986-02-01

    Compressed gas insulation has provided the main insulation for sustaining terminal voltages of electrostatic accelerators. Essentially coaxial geometry is used with mechanical support of the terminal achieved by long columns which also support the acceleration tubes. Because of the vacuum insulation in the acceleration tubes, the electric gradient along the columns is typically 10-20 kV/cm, whereas the radial gas gap can operate at stresses about ten times larger. Until now, the terminal support has always been located in the low stress axial direction along the column and not in the radial high stress region. This paper is concerned with support insulation to be used in the radial direction. Advantages of radial supports include: simpler, more compact column structures, higher total voltages, and support of discrete stress redistribution electrodes such as vivitron. Important factors to the design of radial support insulators include the insulation constraints imposed by the gas gap, mechanical contact to the solid insulator, and basic limits of gas-solid dielectric interfaces. The gas gap insulation strength is shown to be limited by surface microirregularities and this accounts for electrode area and pressure effects. Based on the gas gap requirements, a design strategy for the insulators is developed. Epoxy is employed as the dielectric to allow the use of cast-in metal inserts at the ends. The inserts provide mechanical contact, shielding of the triple junction, and redistribution of the interface electric stresses. By careful design, the electric stress on the interface is made lower than that in the plain coaxial electrode gap. Practical experience shows that voltage increases linearly with insulator length and that designs achieve more than 10 MV/m into the multimegavolt region.

  13. Analysis of a display and control system man-machine interface concept. Volume 1: Final technical report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Karl, D. R.

    1972-01-01

    An evaluation was made of the feasibility of utilizing a simplified man machine interface concept to manage and control a complex space system involving multiple redundant computers that control multiple redundant subsystems. The concept involves the use of a CRT for display and a simple keyboard for control, with a tree-type control logic for accessing and controlling mission, systems, and subsystem elements. The concept was evaluated in terms of the Phase B space shuttle orbiter, to utilize the wide scope of data management and subsystem control inherent in the central data management subsystem provided by the Phase B design philosophy. Results of these investigations are reported in four volumes.

  14. National Ignition Facility final optics assembly thermal effects of maintenance operations

    SciTech Connect

    Parietti, L.; Martin, R.A.

    1998-04-01

    The National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world`s most powerful laser system, is being built at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to study inertial fusion and high-energy-density science. This billion-dollar facility consists of 192 beams focusing 1.8 MJ on a fusion target. The Final Optics Assembly (FOA), the last mechanical apparatus before the target chamber, converts the light from an incoming frequency of 1 {omega} to ia target-ready 3 {omega}, and focuses the laser beam. The performance of the frequency conversion crystals is very sensitive to temperature changes; crystal temperature must be maintained within a 0.1 C of a nominal temperature prior to a laser shot. Maximizing system availability requires minimizing thermal recovery times after thermal disturbances occurring in both normal and maintenance operations. To guide the design, it is important to have estimates of those recovery times. This report presents Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) design calculations to evaluate thermal effects of maintenance operations.

  15. Evaluation of operating experience for low-level nuclear waste processing. Glass Furnace Project final report

    SciTech Connect

    Klingler, L.M.; Armstrong, K.M.

    1985-02-28

    In October 1980, at the request of the Low-Level Waste Management Program Branch Office of the Department of Energy, Mound began a study to determine the feasibility of using a joule-heated glass furnace for treatment of low-level radioactive wastes generated at commercial nuclear power facilities. Consideration of the joule-heated glass melter for treatment of power plant waste was based on major advantages of the device. Despite these apparent advantages, however, the ability of the system to handle waste treatment remained unproven. This study centered on the major waste processing concerns of the nuclear industry and the feasibility of using the glass melter to fulfill these needs. Specific questions addressed in the study included: (1) Could the furnace provide adequate combustion quality. (2) Could the furnace glass capture and immobilize radioactivity. (3) What effect would the loading of glass with waste components, oxidative conditions in the chamber, and high chamber air and combustion by-produce gas throughput have on furnace life. (4) Joule-heated glass melter operation and waste vitrification are both considered high-cost operations. Can use of the glass melter for radwaste treatment be economically justified. This paper presents the final results of this evaluation with conclusions and recommendations for practical use of such a system.

  16. Method for Virtual Prototyping of Cabins of Mining Machines Operators / Metoda Wirtualnego Prototypowania Kabin Operatorów Maszyn Górniczych

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tokarczyk, Jaros?aw

    2015-03-01

    Method for virtual prototyping of cabins of mining machines operators is presented in the light of anthropotechnical assessment criteria. Anthropotechnical criteria and design of models of anthropometric features, which are used for assessment of design solutions in the aspect of safety criterion, are divided and discussed. Developed virtual prototyping method for assessment of cabin of underground locomotive operator was used. Initial simulation was made with use of Finite Element Method. W artykule przedstawiono metod? wirtualnego prototypowania kabin operatorów maszyn górniczych w ?wietle antropotechnicznych kryteriów oceny. Dokonano podzia?u i omówiono kryteria antropotechniczne. Przedstawiono definicj? kryterium urazu g?owy HIC (ang. Head Injury Criterion) oraz prawdopodobie?stwo wyst?pienia urazu g?owy w funkcji warto?ci parametru HIC. Zaprezentowano budow? modeli cech antropometrycznych, dedykowanych do oceny rozwi?za? konstrukcyjnych w aspekcie kryterium bezpiecze?stwa wraz z opisem statycznych i dynamicznych cech antropometrycznych. Omówiono proces tworzenia wirtualnego odpowiednika manekina do testów zderzeniowych, tzw. modelu ATB (ang. Articulated Total Body). Podano odniesienia do norm dotycz?cych konstrukcji chroni?cych operatorów przed spadaj?cymi przedmiotami. Przedstawiono schemat metody wirtualnego prototypowania kabin operatorów w aspekcie kryterium bezpiecze?stwa. Zastosowano opracowan? metod? wirtualnego prototypowania do oceny kabiny operatora lokomotywy do?owej. Omówiono g?ówne elementy sk?adowe modelu obliczeniowego. Zadanie rozwi?zano przy u?yciu metody elementów sko?czonych. Przedstawiono wst?pne wyniki symulacji, tj. obliczono parametr HIC dla zadanych warunków brzegowych. W podsumowaniu zaprezentowano g?ówne cele wirtualnego prototypowania kabin operatorów dla kryterium bezpiecze?stwa. Zwrócono uwag? na uniwersalno?? zastosowanej metody.

  17. Minimizing Makespan in a Two-Machine Flow Shop with Delays and Unit-Time Operations is NP-Hard

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wenci Yu; Han Hoogeveen; Jan Karel Lenstra

    2004-01-01

    One of the first problems to be studied in scheduling theory was the problem of minimizing the makespan in a two-machine flow shop. Johnson showed that this problem can be solved in O(n log n) time. A crucial assumption here is that the time needed to move a job from the first to the second machine is negligible. If this

  18. A NEW METHOD OF CURRENT-BASED CONDITION MONITORING IN INDUCTION MACHINES OPERATING UNDER ARBITRARY LOAD CONDITIONS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    RANDY R. SCHOEN; THOMAS G. HABETLER

    1997-01-01

    Fault conditions in induction machines such as eccentric air gaps and broken rotor bars result in harmonics in the stator current of the motor which can be used to monitor the health of the machine. However, variations in the load torque at multiples of rotational speed typically have the same effect on the motor current spectrum. When monitoring a single

  19. Final Gleason Score Prediction Using Discriminant Analysis and Support Vector Machine Based on Preoperative Multiparametric MR Imaging of Prostate Cancer at 3T

    PubMed Central

    Citak-Er, Fusun; Vural, Metin; Acar, Omer; Esen, Tarik; Onay, Aslihan; Ozturk-Isik, Esin

    2014-01-01

    Objective. This study aimed at evaluating linear discriminant analysis (LDA) and support vector machine (SVM) classifiers for estimating final Gleason score preoperatively using multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) and clinical parameters. Materials and Methods. Thirty-three patients who underwent mp-MRI on a 3T clinical MR scanner and radical prostatectomy were enrolled in this study. The input features for classifiers were age, the presence of a palpable prostate abnormality, prostate specific antigen (PSA) level, index lesion size, and Likert scales of T2 weighted MRI (T2w-MRI), diffusion weighted MRI (DW-MRI), and dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) estimated by an experienced radiologist. SVM based recursive feature elimination (SVM-RFE) was used for eliminating features. Principal component analysis (PCA) was applied for data uncorrelation. Results. Using a standard PCA before final Gleason score classification resulted in mean sensitivities of 51.19% and 64.37% and mean specificities of 72.71% and 39.90% for LDA and SVM, respectively. Using a Gaussian kernel PCA resulted in mean sensitivities of 86.51% and 87.88% and mean specificities of 63.99% and 56.83% for LDA and SVM, respectively. Conclusion. SVM classifier resulted in a slightly higher sensitivity but a lower specificity than LDA method for final Gleason score prediction for prostate cancer for this limited patient population. PMID:25544944

  20. Agile Machining and Inspection Non-Nuclear Report (NNR) Project

    SciTech Connect

    Lazarus, Lloyd

    2009-02-19

    This report is a high level summary of the eight major projects funded by the Agile Machining and Inspection Non-Nuclear Readiness (NNR) project (FY06.0422.3.04.R1). The largest project of the group is the Rapid Response project in which the six major sub categories are summarized. This project focused on the operations of the machining departments that will comprise Special Applications Machining (SAM) in the Kansas City Responsive Infrastructure Manufacturing & Sourcing (KCRIMS) project. This project was aimed at upgrading older machine tools, developing new inspection tools, eliminating Classified Removable Electronic Media (CREM) in the handling of classified Numerical Control (NC) programs by installing the CRONOS network, and developing methods to automatically load Coordinated-Measuring Machine (CMM) inspection data into bomb books and product score cards. Finally, the project personnel leaned perations of some of the machine tool cells, and now have the model to continue this activity.

  1. 3D simulation of tool machining

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anna Puig; Llu??s Perez-Vidal; Dani Tost

    2003-01-01

    This paper describes a 3D tool machining simulation system. The initial tool and the grinding wheels are integrated with the machine tool. The application reads and interprets the CNC program code that controls the machine, it computes the positions and the motion of components and it translates the sequence of machining operations into Boolean operations. The machining is computed for

  2. Investigation of the operating processes of an absorption lithium-bromide refrigeration machine with a spray generator

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. M. Rosenfeld; V. I. Dogolyatskiy

    1975-01-01

    The results of an experimental investigation of a refrigeration machine with a spray generator are discussed. It was concluded after several tests that the spray generator increased the cooling efficiency by 10 to 15%. Phase diagrams are shown.

  3. Perchloroethylene dry cleaning facilities. General recommended operating and maintenance practices for dry cleaning equipment. (Only for use when manufacturers' information is unavailable). Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-10-01

    The purpose of the manual is to outline general recommended operating and maintenance practices for owners or operators of dry cleaning machines and emission control devices, only where efforts to obtain manufacturers' manuals are unsuccessful. Section 2.0 of this manual presents general recommended operation and maintenance practices for dry cleaning machines and auxiliary equipment. This section includes a brief description of the basic components in dry-to-dry and transfer machine systems, along with recommended operation and maintenance practices derived from sources with expert knowledge of the dry cleaning industry. Section 3.0 provides similar information for control devices. Section 4.0 presents a brief discussion of some of the most common causes of PCE vapor loss from dry cleaners.

  4. Machine Maintenance Integrated Performance Support System

    SciTech Connect

    Bohley, M.C.; Schwartz, M.E.

    1998-03-11

    The objectives of this partnership project were to develop a preventive maintenance checklist program, a troubleshooting system for the Vertical Turning Center (VTC)-5, an on-line manual, and to integrate these components with a custom browser that would run on the VTC-5 machine's controller and would support future internet/intranet delivery. Kingsbury provided subject matter experts from engineering, manufacturing, and technical support. They also provided photographs, schematics, and CAD drawings, which AlliedSignal Federal Manufacturing and Technologies (ASFM and T) digitized for use in the final program. Information from The Kingsbury troubleshooting experts were interviewed regarding symptoms and root causes of system malfunctions This knowledge was captured and from it, fault trees were developed. These trees were then incorporated into the EPSS as a troubleshooting tool. The troubleshooting portion of the system presents simple questions to the machine operator in order to determine the likely cause or causes of malfunctions and then recommends systematic corrective actions. The on-line reference manual, covering operations and maintenance, provides text and illustrations to the machine operator in a traditional structure, but additionally offers the capability to search voluminous amounts of technical data and retrieve specific information on request. The maintenance portion of the EPSS includes checklists that are displayed daily, weekly, monthly, and annually, as appropriate, on the VTC-5 controller screen. The controller software is unavailable for machining parts until the machine tool operator goes through and checks off all of the checklist items. This project provided the team with a detailed understanding of the knowledge and information required to produce and support advanced machine tools. In addition, it resulted in the design and construction of a prototype VTC-5 EPSS containing all the logic and interfaces necessary to integrate operations and maintenance information from other Kingsbury machine tools.

  5. The Mochovce final treatment center for liquid radioactive waste introduced to active trial operation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Krajc; M. Stubna; K. Kravarik; M. Zatkulak; M. Slezak; V. Remias

    2007-01-01

    The Final Treatment Centre (FTC) for Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) have been designed for treatment and final conditioning of radioactive liquid and wet waste produced by named NPP equipped with Russian VVER-440 type of reactors. Treated wastes comprise radioactive concentrates, spent resin and sludge. VUJE Inc. as an experienced company in field of treatment of radioactive waste in Slovakia

  6. Human factors review of electric power dispatch control centers. Volume 4. Operator information needs. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Miller, R.J.; Najaf-Zadeh, K.; Darlington, H.T.; McNair, H.D.; Seidenstein, S.; Williams, A.R.

    1982-10-01

    Human factors is a systems-oriented interdisciplinary specialty concerned with the design of systems, equipment, facilities and the operational environment. An important aspect leading to the design requirements is the determination of the information requirements for electric power dispatch control centers. There are significant differences between the system operator's actions during normal and degraded states of power system operation, and power system restoration. This project evaluated the information the operator requires for normal power system and control system operations and investigates the changes of information required by the operator as the power system and/or the control system degrades from a normal operating state. The Phase II study, published in two volumes, defines power system states and control system conditions to which operator information content can be related. This volume presents detailed data concerning operator information needs that identify the needs for and the uses of power system information by a system operator in conditions ranging from normal through degraded operation. The study defines power system states and control system conditions to which operator information content can be related, and it identifies the requisite information as consistent with current industry practice so as to aid control system designers. Training requirements are also included for planning entry-level and follow-on training for operators.

  7. Simple Machines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mr. Oldroyd

    2007-09-26

    Online Simple Machines Assignment OBJECTIVES: Student\\'s will be able to name and describe all seven simple machines. Students will be able to identify simple machines that they use everyday. Example: Clock = Gear INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Click on the Simple Machines Glossary page and familiarize yourself with the seven simple machines. Simple Machines Glossary Page 2. Students are to click on ...

  8. Simulations of Electrical Machines and Drives using the Machines and the SmartElectricDrives Library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Johannes Vinzenz Gragger; Anton Haumer; Thomas Bäuml; Hansjörg Kapeller

    2009-01-01

    The tutorial starts with an introduction to electric machines. This includes DC machines, asynchronous ma- chines and permanent magnet synchronous machines. Simple applications of starting and operating the ma- chines will be presented using the Machines package of the Modelica Standard Library. The limits of opera- tion of open loop and mains supplied machines will be discussed. For operating electric

  9. Influence of forest machine function on operator exposure to whole-body vibration in a cut-to-length timber harvester.

    PubMed

    Sherwin, L M; Owende, P M O; Kanali, C L; Lyons, J; Ward, S M

    2004-09-15

    The influence of machine function (tree felling and processing, and machine movement over the terrain) on operator exposure to whole-body vibration in a cut-to-length (CTL) timber harvester was evaluated. Vibrations were measured on the seat and the cabin chassis in three orthogonal (x, y, z) axes for the tree felling and processing, and during motion on a test track. It was found that the level of vibration transmitted to the operator during felling and processing was mainly affected by the tree size (diameter). For tree diameter at breast height (dbh) range of 0.25-0.35 m that was investigated, the vertical (z-axis) vibration component during processing increased by up to 300%, and increased by 50% during felling. However, the associated vibration levels were not sufficient to pose any serious health risks to the operator for an exposure limit of 8 h. Vibration at the operator seat and cabin chassis was predominant in the lateral (y-axis) and vertical (z-axis) respectively, during vehicle motion over the standard test track. Vibration peaks of approximately 0.20 and 0.17 ms(-2) occurred at 5 and 3.2 Hz respectively. PMID:15370853

  10. Main-coolant-pump shaft-seal guidelines. Volume 2. Operational guidelines. Final report. [PWR; BWR

    SciTech Connect

    Fair, C.E.; Greer, A.O.

    1983-03-01

    This report presents a set of guidelines and criteria for improving main coolant pump shaft seal operational reliability. The noted guidelines are developed from EPRI sponsored nuclear power plant seal operating experience studies. Usage procedures/practices and operational environment influence on seal life and reliability from the most recent such survey are summarized. The shaft seal and its auxiliary supporting systems are discussed both from technical and operational related viewpoints.

  11. Perspex machine II: visualization

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Anderson, James A. D. W.

    2004-12-01

    We review the perspex machine and improve it by reducing its halting conditions to one condition. We also introduce a data structure, called the "access column," that can accelerate a wide class of perspex programs. We show how the perspex can be visualised as a tetrahedron, artificial neuron, computer program, and as a geometrical transformation. We discuss the temporal properties of the perspex machine, dissolve the famous time travel paradox, and present a hypothetical time machine. Finally, we discuss some mental properties and show how the perspex machine solves the mind-body problem and, specifically, how it provides one physical explanation for the occurrence of paradigm shifts.

  12. Perspex machine II: visualization

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Anderson, James A. D. W.

    2005-01-01

    We review the perspex machine and improve it by reducing its halting conditions to one condition. We also introduce a data structure, called the "access column," that can accelerate a wide class of perspex programs. We show how the perspex can be visualised as a tetrahedron, artificial neuron, computer program, and as a geometrical transformation. We discuss the temporal properties of the perspex machine, dissolve the famous time travel paradox, and present a hypothetical time machine. Finally, we discuss some mental properties and show how the perspex machine solves the mind-body problem and, specifically, how it provides one physical explanation for the occurrence of paradigm shifts.

  13. Shutdown and low-power operation at commercial nuclear power plants in the United States. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-09-01

    The report contains the results of the NRC Staff`s evaluation of shutdown and low-power operations at US commercial nuclear power plants. The report describes studies conducted by the staff in the following areas: Operating experience related to shutdown and low-power operations, probabilistic risk assessment of shutdown and low-power conditions and utility programs for planning and conducting activities during periods the plant is shut down. The report also documents evaluations of a number of technical issues regarding shutdown and low-power operations performed by the staff, including the principal findings and conclusions. Potential new regulatory requirements are discussed, as well as potential changes in NRC programs. A draft report was issued for comment in February 1992. This report is the final version and includes the responses to the comments along with the staff regulatory analysis of potential new requirements.

  14. Operational Experiences Tuning the ATF2 Final Focus Optics Towards Obtaining a 37nm Electron Beam IP Spot Size

    SciTech Connect

    White, Glen; /SLAC; Seryi, Andrei; /SLAC; Woodley, Mark; /SLAC; Bai, Sha; /Beijing, Inst. High Energy Phys.; Bambade, Philip; /Orsay, LAL; Renier, Yves; /Orsay, LAL; Bolzon, Benoit; /Annecy, LAPP; Kamiya, Yoshio; /Tokyo U., ICEPP; Komamiya, Sachio; /Tokyo U.; Oroku, Masahiro; /Tokyo U.; Yamaguchi, Yohei; /Tokyo U.; Yamanaka, Takashi; /Tokyo U.; Kubo, Kiyoshi; /KEK, Tsukuba; Kuroda, Shigeru; /KEK, Tsukuba; Okugi, Toshiyuki; /KEK, Tsukuba; Tauchi, Toshiaki; /KEK, Tsukuba; Marin, Eduardo; /CERN

    2012-07-06

    The primary aim of the ATF2 research accelerator is to test a scaled version of the final focus optics planned for use in next-generation linear lepton colliders. ATF2 consists of a 1.3 GeV linac, damping ring providing low-emittance electron beams (< 12pm in the vertical plane), extraction line and final focus optics. The design details of the final focus optics and implementation at ATF2 are presented elsewhere. The ATF2 accelerator is currently being commissioned, with a staged approach to achieving the design IP spot size. It is expected that as we implement more demanding optics and reduce the vertical beta function at the IP, the tuning becomes more difficult and takes longer. We present here a description of the implementation of the tuning procedures and describe operational experiences and performances.

  15. Adjustment of wicket gates important to maintaining machine performance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Propst

    1993-01-01

    Meeting acceptable variances for final face-to-face clearances between wicket gates is critical to the proper operation of a hydroelectric machine. Accurate adjustment enables water to flow evenly into each section of the runner. It permits wicket gates to open and close as designed, minimizing water loss and leakage, and extends the life of wicket gate linkages. Typically, wicket gates are

  16. Control Room operations: an investigation of the task of the operator in a Colliery Control Room. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Simpson, G.C.; Best, C.F.; Ferguson, C.A.; Graveling, R.A.; Nicholl, A.G.M.

    1982-09-01

    A detailed study of the ergonomics aspects of four representative Colliery Control Rooms was carried out. Numerous ergonomics limitations, many common to each of the control rooms studied, were identified particularly in relation to workspace dimensions, console layout and lighting. In order to overcome these limitations in future designs, a report detailing the Ergonomics Principles of Colliery Control Room design and Layout was prepared on the basis of the information obtained. Task analysis carried out during the studies revealed that control room operators could have a direct effect on production and that ergonomics aspects were involved in these situations. Indications of potential ergonomics problems in the wider sphere of job design were also identified particularly in relation to information handling.

  17. Machine Learning

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hoffmann, Achim; Mahidadia, Ashesh

    The purpose of this chapter is to present fundamental ideas and techniques of machine learning suitable for the field of this book, i.e., for automated scientific discovery. The chapter focuses on those symbolic machine learning methods, which produce results that are suitable to be interpreted and understood by humans. This is particularly important in the context of automated scientific discovery as the scientific theories to be produced by machines are usually meant to be interpreted by humans. This chapter contains some of the most influential ideas and concepts in machine learning research to give the reader a basic insight into the field. After the introduction in Sect. 1, general ideas of how learning problems can be framed are given in Sect. 2. The section provides useful perspectives to better understand what learning algorithms actually do. Section 3 presents the Version space model which is an early learning algorithm as well as a conceptual framework, that provides important insight into the general mechanisms behind most learning algorithms. In section 4, a family of learning algorithms, the AQ family for learning classification rules is presented. The AQ family belongs to the early approaches in machine learning. The next, Sect. 5 presents the basic principles of decision tree learners. Decision tree learners belong to the most influential class of inductive learning algorithms today. Finally, a more recent group of learning systems are presented in Sect. 6, which learn relational concepts within the framework of logic programming. This is a particularly interesting group of learning systems since the framework allows also to incorporate background knowledge which may assist in generalisation. Section 7 discusses Association Rules - a technique that comes from the related field of Data mining. Section 8 presents the basic idea of the Naive Bayesian Classifier. While this is a very popular learning technique, the learning result is not well suited for human comprehension as it is essentially a large collection of probability values. In Sect. 9, we present a generic method for improving accuracy of a given learner by generatingmultiple classifiers using variations of the training data. While this works well in most cases, the resulting classifiers have significantly increased complexity and, hence, tend to destroy the human readability of the learning result that a single learner may produce. Section 10 contains a summary, mentions briefly other techniques not discussed in this chapter and presents outlook on the potential of machine learning in the future.

  18. Astronaut John Young during final suiting operations for Apollo 10 mission

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1969-01-01

    Astronaut John W. Young, Apollo 10 command module pilot, jokes with Donald K. Slayton (standing left), Director of Flight Crew Operations, Manned Spacecraft Center, during Apollo 10 suiting up operations. On couch in background is Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, lunar module pilot.

  19. Evaluation of the heating operation and transmission district: Feasibility of cogeneration. Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. H. Cable; L. T. Gilday; M. E. Moss

    1995-01-01

    The General Services Administration, through its National Capital Region, operates a district heating system - called the Heating Operation and Transmission District - that provides steam to approximately 100 government buildings in Washington, D.C. HOTD is examining a host of options that will improve its ability to provide reliable, environmentally sound, and cost-effective service to its customers. This report evaluates

  20. Tracked-vehicle fuel consumption. Final report on international test operations procedure

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1987-05-18

    This document describes procedures for evaluating the fuel efficiency of tracked vehicles under controlled operating conditions. The test data are a major source for comparisons with similar vehicles, and can also serve to predict the operational range of these vehicles during tactical missions.

  1. Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix J: Recreation.

    SciTech Connect

    Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

    1995-11-01

    This Appendix J of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Columbia River System discusses impacts on the recreational activities in the region. Major sections include the following: scope and processes; recreation in the Columbia River Basin today - by type, location, participation, user characteristics, factors which affect usage, and managing agencies; recreation analysis procedures and methodology; and alternatives and their impacts.

  2. Measurement of Lake Roosevelt Biota in Relation to Reservoir Operations : Final Report 1993.

    SciTech Connect

    Voeller, Amy C.

    1993-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to collect biological data from Lake Roosevelt to be used in the design of a computer model that will predict biological responses to reservoir operations as part of the System Operation Review Program. This study worked in conjunction with Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Project which investigated the effectiveness of two kokanee salmon hatcheries. This report summarized the data collected from Lake Roosevelt from 1993 and includes limnological, reservoir operation, zooplankton, benthic macroinvertebrate, experimental trawling, and net-pen rainbow trout tagging data. Major components of the Lake Roosevelt model include quantification of impacts to zooplankton, benthic macroinvertebrates, and fish caused by reservoir drawdowns and low water retention times.

  3. Operational readiness review for the Waste Experimental Reduction Facility. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-11-01

    An Operational Readiness Review (ORR) at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory`s (INEL`s) Waste Experimental Reduction Facility (WERF) was conducted by EG&G Idaho, Inc., to verify the readiness of WERF to resume operations following a shutdown and modification period of more than two years. It is the conclusion of the ORR Team that, pending satisfactory resolution of all pre-startup findings, WERF has achieved readiness to resume unrestricted operations within the approved safety basis. ORR appraisal forms are included in this report.

  4. Infinite Time Turing Machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joel David Hamkins; Andy Lewis

    2000-01-01

    We extend in a natural way the operation of Turing machines to infinite ordinal time, and investigate the resulting supertask theory of computability and decidability on the reals. Every ?11 set, for example, is decidable by such machines, and the semi-decidable sets form a portion of the ?12 sets. Our oracle concept leads to a notion of relative computability for

  5. Collaborative Operations for Personnel Recovery Final Report on DARPA/AFRL 

    E-print Network

    Tate, Austin; Dalton, J; Stader, J; Wickler, G; Hansberger, J

    2007-08-31

    The Collaborative Operations for Personnel Recovery (Co-OPR) project sought to provide collaborative task support for a Search and Rescue coordination center. The project aimed to create a prototype “Personnel Recovery ...

  6. 77 FR 11585 - Notice of Availability of the Aspinall Unit Operations Final Environmental Impact Statement...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-27

    ...Aspinall Unit operations, Gunnison and Montrose Counties, Colorado. DATES: Reclamation...Adams Street, Gunnison, Colorado 81231. Montrose Public Library, 320 South 2nd Street, Montrose, Colorado 81401. Delta Public...

  7. 59 FR- Clean Air Act Final Disapproval of Operating Permits Program; Commonwealth of Virginia

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    1994-12-05

    ...include the proper universe of sources required to be subject to a State operating...Virginia may become subject to sanctions under...permits to the proper universe of sources; and...entities. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part...

  8. Final report on evaluation of cyclocraft support of oil and gas operations in wetland areas

    SciTech Connect

    Eggington, W.J.; Stevens, P.M.; John, C.J.; Harder, B.J.; Lindstedt, D.M.

    1994-10-01

    The cyclocraft is a proven hybrid aircraft, capable of VTOL, lifting heavy and bulky loads, highly controllable, having high safety characteristics and low operating costs. Mission Research Corporation (MRC), under Department of Energy sponsorship, is evaluating the potential use of cyclocraft in the transport of drill rigs, mud, pipes and other materials and equipment, in a cost effective and environmentally safe manner, to support oil and gas drilling, production, and transportation operations in wetland areas. Based upon the results of an earlier parametric study, a cyclocraft design, having a payload capacity of 45 tons and designated H.1 Cyclocraft, was selected for further study, including the preparation of a preliminary design and a development plan, and the determination of operating costs. This report contains all of the results derived from the program to evaluate the use of cyclocraft in the support of oil and gas drilling and production operations in wetland areas.

  9. Phase 3 of a Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine System Development Program : Final Technical Report for Period January 1, 1992-June 30, 1993.

    SciTech Connect

    Alexander, Gerald C.; Spee, Rene; Wallace, Alan K.

    1993-12-31

    Since the inception of the BDFM development program in 1989, the value of BDFM technology has become apparent. The BDFM provides for adjustable speed, synchronous operation while keeping costs associated with the required power conversion equipment lower than in competing technologies. This provides for an advantage in initial as well as maintenance expenses over conventional drive system. Thus, the BDFM enables energy efficient, adjustable speed process control for applications where established drive technology has not been able to deliver satisfactory returns on investment. At the same time, the BDFM challenges conventional drive technologies in established markets by providing for improved performance at lower cost. BDFM converter rating is kept at a minimum, which significantly improves power quality at the utility interface over competing power conversion equipment. In summary, BDFM technology can be expected to provide significant benefits to utilities as well as their customers. This report discusses technical research and development activities related to Phase 3 of the Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine System Development Program, including work made possible by supplemental funds for laboratory improvement and prototype construction. Market research for the BDFM was provided by the College of Business at Oregon State University; market study results will be discussed in a separate report.

  10. THE FINITE STATE MACHINE FOR KLYSTRON OPERATION FOR VUV- FEL AND EUROPEAN X-FEL LINEAR ACCELERATOR

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. Cichalewski; B. Kos?da; A. Napieralski; S. N. Simrock

    2004-01-01

    In order to provide a pulsed RF power signal that fulfills all designers and users demands the development on power supplies, pulse transformers, wave-guides, and klystrons has to be well coordinated. Because operators and not experts engineers will operate the user facility therefore software has to be implemented in order to automate the enormous quantity of hardware operation accompanying regular

  11. Interaction with Machine Improvisation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Assayag, Gerard; Bloch, George; Cont, Arshia; Dubnov, Shlomo

    We describe two multi-agent architectures for an improvisation oriented musician-machine interaction systems that learn in real time from human performers. The improvisation kernel is based on sequence modeling and statistical learning. We present two frameworks of interaction with this kernel. In the first, the stylistic interaction is guided by a human operator in front of an interactive computer environment. In the second framework, the stylistic interaction is delegated to machine intelligence and therefore, knowledge propagation and decision are taken care of by the computer alone. The first framework involves a hybrid architecture using two popular composition/performance environments, Max and OpenMusic, that are put to work and communicate together, each one handling the process at a different time/memory scale. The second framework shares the same representational schemes with the first but uses an Active Learning architecture based on collaborative, competitive and memory-based learning to handle stylistic interactions. Both systems are capable of processing real-time audio/video as well as MIDI. After discussing the general cognitive background of improvisation practices, the statistical modelling tools and the concurrent agent architecture are presented. Then, an Active Learning scheme is described and considered in terms of using different improvisation regimes for improvisation planning. Finally, we provide more details about the different system implementations and describe several performances with the system.

  12. Turbine Reliability and Operability Optimization through the use of Direct Detection Lidar Final Technical Report

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, David K; Lewis, Matthew J; Pavlich, Jane C; Wright, Alan D; Johnson, Kathryn E; Pace, Andrew M

    2013-02-01

    The goal of this Department of Energy (DOE) project is to increase wind turbine efficiency and reliability with the use of a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system. The LIDAR provides wind speed and direction data that can be used to help mitigate the fatigue stress on the turbine blades and internal components caused by wind gusts, sub-optimal pointing and reactionary speed or RPM changes. This effort will have a significant impact on the operation and maintenance costs of turbines across the industry. During the course of the project, Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) modified and tested a prototype direct detection wind LIDAR instrument; the resulting LIDAR design considered all aspects of wind turbine LIDAR operation from mounting, assembly, and environmental operating conditions to laser safety. Additionally, in co-operation with our partners, the National Renewable Energy Lab and the Colorado School of Mines, progress was made in LIDAR performance modeling as well as LIDAR feed forward control system modeling and simulation. The results of this investigation showed that using LIDAR measurements to change between baseline and extreme event controllers in a switching architecture can reduce damage equivalent loads on blades and tower, and produce higher mean power output due to fewer overspeed events. This DOE project has led to continued venture capital investment and engagement with leading turbine OEMs, wind farm developers, and wind farm owner/operators.

  13. Regional nuclear proliferation and future conflict: Implications for the operational commander. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Swicker, C.C.

    1995-02-13

    The end of the Cold War is thought to signal a watershed in American military thought, allowing the practical application of operational art in conventional conflict, unshackled by the doctrine of the strategic defensive imposed by the nuclear stalemate of a bipolar world. This thesis is proven by the success of the U.S.-led coalition in Operation DESERT STORM. But what if Iraq had had a deliverable nuclear capability. The operational impact of a nuclear-capable regional predator on U.S. power projection capabilities is examined in the context of three assumptions: (1) Nuclear proliferation into the ranks of the regional powers is inevitable, given the present dynamics of power, politics and economics. (2) Given the concomitant inevitability of United States engagement in future regional conflicts throughout the world, American forces (either unilaterally or as part of a coalition) will eventually have to confront a regional nuclear power. (3) For a variety of reasons, the United States will not elect a nuclear response to such a challenge. Given these assumptions, the impact of a credible, localized nuclear threat on the operational commander is examined, concentrating on the extent to which such a threat might constrain his free exercise of classical operational art.

  14. Tool allocation and machining conditions optimization for CNC machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Selim Akturk; Selcuk Avci

    1996-01-01

    In the literature, there exist many variations of machining economics problem in terms of modelling approaches and solution methodologies. However most of the existing studies focus on the single machining operation which is seldom in practice. On the other hand, tool management approaches at the system level fail to relate the tooling issues to the machining conditions, and ignore the

  15. Hazardous materials regulatory compliance guide for public transit operations. Appendices. Volumes 1 and 2. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-09-01

    The Guide provides California transit operators with a method to determine what requirements may apply to their specific operations. The Guide uses checklists, focused questions, and informational narratives to take the user through the maze of regulations. For the regulation of concern, the Guide describes the basic compliance activities that must be undertaken: reports, plans, permits, training, storage, handling, or disposal. Each transit operator can compare its present activities with those required to achieve compliance and to identify additional steps needed to correct deficiencies. The hazard communication, and worker right-to-know, hazardous wastes, transport of hazardous materials, use of above-ground and below ground tanks, discharges to surface to surface waters, release reporting, and environmental training.

  16. Study of universal-pressure boiler for cycling operation. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Crispin, L.G.

    1982-06-01

    Babcock and Wilcox, under contract with Electric Power Research Institute, conducted preliminary design studies and a series of cycling field tests on an oil-fired, subcritical once-through boiler designed for base load operation. The field tests indicated what design changes should be made to the plant prior to being used for cyclic operation. Major concerns with the existing plant are thermal shock damage to the boiler, water clean-up, high temperatures in furnace tubes, steam temperatures in furnace tubes, steam temperature control during start-up, and difficulties coupling the cross compound turbine generator fields. Preliminary design studies indicate that for reliable on/off cycling operating, the boiler should be retrofitted with spiral furnace circuitry and an updated bypass system, and the turbine and large motors should be checked for their ability to start and stop a large number of times.

  17. Assessment of airborne exposure and dermal contact to acrylamide during chemical grouting operations. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    McHugh, J.M.

    1987-07-22

    Acrylamide exposure may occur by inhalation, ingestion and skin absorption; acrylamide is a neurotoxin and an irritant. The report details the results of field studies to assess airborne exposure and dermal contact to acrylamide during chemical grouting operations. Occupational exposures to acrylamide were characterized for sewer mainline, lateral line, and manhole maintenance operations. The objective of the study was to collect exposure data based on observations and measurements to be used as an integral part of a quantitative risk assessment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Toxic Substances.

  18. Chemical warfare: Implications for Operation Desert Storm and beyond. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Trummer, F.G.; Twining, B.L.

    1991-02-11

    This paper presents the potential for use of lethal and incapacitating chemical agents in the Persian Gulf. Insight from past chemical warfare case studies, current international law, and U.S. and Soviet policy, strategy and tactics provide a basis for examination of Iraq's chemical warfare potential and operational strategy. In addition, a survey of Naval War College students assesses the current U.S. Armed Forces level of chemical warfare readiness. This analysis combined with the U.S. experience and current war with Iraq as well as proposing a more viable operational capability to meet stated national policy in response to chemical weapons.

  19. New Pump and Treat Facility Remedial Action Work Plan for Test Area North (TAN) Final Groundwater Remediation, Operable Unit 1-07B

    SciTech Connect

    L. O. Nelson

    2003-09-01

    This operations and maintenance plan supports the New Pump and Treat Facility (NPTF) remedial action work plan and identifies the approach and requirements for the operations and maintenance activities specific to the final medical zone treatment remedy. The NPTF provides the treatment system necessary to remediate the medical zone portion of the OU 1-07B contaminated groundwater plume. Design and construction of the New Pump and Treat Facility is addressed in the NPTF remedial action work plan. The scope of this operation and maintenance plan includes facility operations and maintenance, remedy five-year reviews, and the final operations and maintenance report for the NPTF.

  20. Chemical Operations Technology Curriculum Development Project. PY95 Final Detailed Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas State Technical Coll., Marshall.

    A model curriculum for an associate of applied science degree in chemical operations technology (COT) was developed at Texas State Technical College in Marshall, Texas. First, a comprehensive analysis of the local and statewide labor market demand for trained personnel in the advanced field of COT was conducted. Next, a comprehensive task analysis…

  1. Final Exam, August 3, 11:20-1:00, PSA 104 Operators (especially implication).

    E-print Network

    Czygrinow, Andrzej

    operation, and modulo relation. 1 #12;­ Euclidean algorithm, correctness and the Lame's Theorem). ­ Predicates and quantifiers. ­ Propositional equivalence. · Methods of proof. ­ Direct and indirect proofs. ­ Proof by contradiction. · Sets and functions. ­ Notation in set theory, cardinality of sets, power set

  2. Final Exam, December 13, 10:00-11:50, PSF 208 Operators (especially implication).

    E-print Network

    Czygrinow, Andrzej

    theory. ­ Division, prime numbers, modulo operation, and modulo relation. 1 #12;­ Euclidean algorithm). ­ Predicates and quantifiers. ­ Propositional equivalence. · Methods of proof. ­ Direct and indirect proofs. ­ Proof by contradiction. · Sets and functions. ­ Notation in set theory, cardinality of sets, power set

  3. Reduced gas pressure operation of sludge digesters: Expanded studies. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Friedman, A.A.

    1993-09-01

    Previous investigations strongly suggested that the municipal anaerobic sludge digestion process could be enhanced by reactor operation with subatmospheric headspace pressures. Enhanced solids destruction and methane production along with increased process stability were observed in these earlier studies. However, due to the small scale of the anaerobic reactors use (approximately 1.5L), definitive steady-state measurements could not be obtained. These expanded studies were undertaken to verify and define the magnitude of the benefits that might be obtained with vacuum operation of sludge digesters. Four reactors (approximately 15.0L) were fed municipal sludge at three different organic loading rates while being maintained with a 15-day solids retention time. One reactor had a constant headspace pressure of 1.02 atm; a second was maintained at 0.75 atm; and the remaining two reactors were operated for the majority of the day at 1.02 atm, and for part of the day with a 0.75 atm headspace pressure. Additional small-scale, batch experiments were performed to help identify controlling digestion mechanisms. The results of these expanded studies indicate that vacuum operation did not yield significant advantages over the organic loading range investigated (0.088 to 0352 lb vSS/ft(3).d).

  4. Reduced gas pressure operation of sludge digesters: Expanded studies. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-09-01

    Previous investigations strongly suggested that the municipal anaerobic sludge digestion process could be enhanced by reactor operation with subatmospheric headspace pressures. Enhanced solids destruction and methane production along with increased process stability were observed in these earlier studies. However, due to the small scale of the anaerobic reactors used ( {approx}1.5 L), definitive steady-state measurements could not be obtained. These expanded studies were undertaken to verify and define the magnitude of the benefits that might be obtained with vacuum operation of sludge digesters. Four reactors ({approx}15.0 L) were fed municipal sludge at three different organic loading rates while being maintained with a 15-day solids retention time. One reactor had a constant headspace pressure of 1.02 atm; a second was maintained at 0.75 atm; and the remaining two reactors were operated for the majority of the day at 1.02 atm, and for part of the day with a 0.75 atm headspace pressure. Additional small-scale, batch experiments were performed to help identify controlling digestion mechanisms. The results of these expanded studies indicate that vacuum operation did not yield significant advantages over the organic loading range investigated (0.088 to 0.352 lb VSS/ft{sup 3}{center_dot}d).

  5. Improved spark ignition engine efficiency through turbosupercharged lean operation. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, R.T.

    1981-11-01

    A comprehensive test program to evaluate Lean Supercharged Operation (LSO) of the spark ignition engine for improved efficiency was conducted. The evaluation involved two major experimental programs: an initial study of the power, emissions and efficiency of a single cylinder engine, followed by a series of tests using a turbocharged multicylinder engine to verify results. The relationships between engine power, efficiency, and emissions and the engine operating variables such as absolute intake manifold pressure, Exhaust Gas Recirculation rates, and spark timing were studied. Results from both phases of the experimental program indicated that LSO can provide significant improvements in engine efficiency for NO/sub x/ emissions comparable to, or lower than, the naturally aspirated engine. For equal power output from the single cylinder engine, efficiency increases of 2.25 points (14%) were accompanied by reductions in Brake Specific NO/sub x/ (BSNO/sub x/) emissions of approximately 76%. For a case at equal BSNO/sub x/ emissions, an efficiency improvement of 6.4 points or over 40% was observed. Although not as dramatic, similar improvements were obtained from the turbocharged multicylinder engine. In both cases, the improvements were significant only at higher values of absolute intake manifold pressure. A smaller displacement engine operating at higher mean effective pressures will be needed to utilize the benefits of Lean Supercharged Operation.

  6. Organizational Assessment of Basic Skills Needs at the University Division of Residence Operations. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Medina, Muriel P.

    An organizational needs assessment (ONA) process was developed to gather information about the basic skills upgrading needs and issues in the Division of Residence Operations of a state university. Forty-four participants from management, union leadership, and all job levels in the university's custodial and maintenance departments participated in…

  7. Final Report on Research in Parallel Computing: Very Large Scale Operating Systems

    E-print Network

    or products. At this time the project has come to a close at Carnegie Mellon. Parts of the Mach operating­93 #12; KERNEL DEVELOPMENT 2 Realtime scheduler The objective of Real­Time Mach (RT­Mach) has been to develop a real­time version of Mach that can support a predictable real­time computing environment

  8. Emission characteristics of crude oil production operations in California. Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. J. Dennison; H. J. Taback; N. Parker

    1983-01-01

    The objective of this study was to quantify the air pollutant emissions associated with crude oil production and gas processing operations in the State of California. To achieve this goal, the Contractor surveyed representative onshore and offshore oil production facilities, assembled existing emission factor data, performed some source testing to develop additional emission factors, obtained computerized well count data from

  9. Operational validation of Gaussian plume models at a plains site. Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. D. Reynolds; C. Seigneur; T. E. Stoeckenius; G. E. Moore; R. G. Johnson; R. J. Londergan

    1984-01-01

    As part of the Operational Validation Phase of the EPRI Plume Model Validation and Development (PMV and D) Project, three standard Gaussian air quality models have been evaluated by comparing predicted power plant impacts with ground-level measurements. The data used for model evaluation were collected over flat terrain near the Kincaid Generating Station during 1980 and 1981. The models were

  10. EVALUATION OF AN INDIVIDUALLY PACED COURSE FOR AIRBORNE RADIO CODE OPERATORS. FINAL REPORT.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    BALDWIN, ROBERT O.; JOHNSON, KIRK A.

    IN THIS STUDY COMPARISONS WERE MADE BETWEEN AN INDIVIDUALLY PACED VERSION OF THE AIRBORNE RADIO CODE OPERATOR (ARCO) COURSE AND TWO VERSIONS OF THE COURSE IN WHICH THE STUDENTS PROGRESSED AT A FIXED PACE. THE ARCO COURSE IS A CLASS C SCHOOL IN WHICH THE STUDENT LEARNS TO SEND AND RECEIVE MILITARY MESSAGES USING THE INTERNATIONAL MORSE CODE. THE…

  11. An Operational Blueprint for Health Career Education and Training Program. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hood, Theresa W.; Thompson, Christopher W.

    An operational blueprint for health career education and training was designed to provide the District of Columbia public schools with a documented strategy for implementing a comprehensive, multifocal health careers program. The blueprint will establish a mechanism for interagency communication and cooperation at all levels, involving all aspects…

  12. Final Report for Organic Partitioning Resulting from Operation of an INTEC Double-needle Sampler

    SciTech Connect

    Michael B. Heiser

    2003-09-01

    The double needle sampler testing is a continuation of previous test series that investigated the fate of organic species in the Process Equipment Waste Evaporator (PEWE) system at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC). This test series was designed to investigate the effects of operation of the double needle sampling systems on volatile organic constituents in an acidic feed matrix.

  13. Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix D: Exhibits.

    SciTech Connect

    Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

    1995-11-01

    The Columbia River and its tributaries are the primary water system in the Pacific Northwest, draining some 219,000 square miles in seven states and another 39,500 square miles in British Columbia. Beginning in the 1930`s, the Columbia River has been significantly modified by construction of 30 major dams on the river and its tributaries, along with dozens of non-Federal projects. Construction and subsequent operation of these water development projects have contributed to eight primary uses of the river system, including navigation, flood control, irrigation, electric power generation, fish migration, fish and wildlife habitat, recreation, and water supply and quality considerations. Increasing stress on the water development of the Columbia River and its tributaries has led primary Federal agencies to undertake intensive analysis and evaluation of the operation of these projects. These agencies are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation, who operate the large Federal dams on the river, and the Bonneville Power Administration who sells the power generated at the dams. This review, termed the System Operation Review (SOR), has as its ultimate goal to define a strategy for future operation of the major Columbia River projects which effectively considers the needs of all river uses. This volume, Appendix D: Cultural resources appendix, Technical imput includes the following: Development of geomorphology based framework for cultural resources management, Dworshak Reservoir, Idaho; Impact profiles for SOR reservoirs; comments from the following Native American tribes: Burns Paiute Tribe; Coville Confederated Tribes; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation; Confederated Tribes and bands of the Yakama Indian Nation (comments); Nez Perce Tribe; Coeur D`Alene Tribe; Spokane Tribe of Indians; The confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

  14. FINAL REPORT: Reduction in Energy Consumption and Variability in Steel Foundry Operations

    SciTech Connect

    F. Peters

    2005-05-24

    This project worked to improve the efficiency of the steel casting industry by reducing the variability that occurs because of process and product variation. The project focused on the post shakeout operations since roughly half of the production costs are in this area. These improvements will reduce the amount of variability, making it easier to manage the operation and improve the competitiveness. The reduction in variability will also reduce the need for many rework operations, which will result in a direct reduction of energy usage, particularly by the reduction of repeated heat treatment operations. Further energy savings will be realized from the reduction of scrap and reduced handling. Field studies were conducted at ten steel foundries that represented the U.S. steel casting industry, for a total of over 100 weeks of production observation. These studies quantified the amount of variability, and looked toward determining the source. A focus of the data collected was the grinding operations since this is a major effort in the cleaning room, and it represents the overall casting quality. The grinding was divided into two categories, expected and unexpected. Expected grinding is that in which the location of the effort is known prior to making the casting, such as smoothing parting lines, gates, and riser contacts. Unexpected grinding, which was approximately 80% of the effort, was done to improve the surfaces at weld repair locations, to rectify burnt on sand, and other surface anomalies at random locations. Unexpected grinding represents about 80% of the grinding effort. By quantifying this effort, the project raised awareness within the industry and the industry is continuing to make improvements. The field studies showed that the amount of variation of grinding operations (normalized because of the diverse set of parts studied) was very consistent across the industry. The field studies identified several specific sources that individually contributed to large process variation. This indicates the need for ongoing monitoring of the process and system to quantify the effort being expended. A system to measure the grinding effort was investigated but did not prove to be successful. A weld wire counting system was shown to be very successful in tracking casting quality by monitoring the quantity of weld wire being expended on a per casting basis. Further use of such systems is highly recommended. The field studies showed that the visual inspection process for the casting surface was a potentially large source of process variation. Measurement system analysis studies were conducted at three steel casting producers. The tests measured the consistency of the inspectors in identifying the same surface anomalies. The repeatability (variation of the same operator inspecting the same casting) was found to be relatively consistent across the companies at about 60-70%. However, this is still are very large amount of variation. Reproducibility (variation of different operators inspecting the same casting) was worse, ranging between 20 to 80% at the three locations. This large amount of variation shows that there is a great opportunity for improvement. Falsely identifying anomalies for reworking will cause increased expense and energy consumption. This is particularly true if a weld repair and repeated heat treatment is required. However, not identifying an anomaly could also result in future rework processing, a customer return, or scrap. To help alleviate this problem, casting surface comparator plates were developed and distributed to the industry. These plates are very inexpensive which enables them to be provided to all those involved with casting surface quality, such as operators, inspectors, sales, and management.

  15. 29 CFR 570.63 - Occupations involved in the operation of balers, compactors, and paper-products machines (Order 12).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...17-year-olds minors may load materials into, but not operate or unload, those scrap paper balers and paper box compactors that are... (C) That no employee under the age of 18 may operate or unload the scrap paper baler or paper box compactor. (2)...

  16. 29 CFR 570.63 - Occupations involved in the operation of balers, compactors, and paper-products machines (Order 12).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...17-year-olds minors may load materials into, but not operate or unload, those scrap paper balers and paper box compactors that are... (C) That no employee under the age of 18 may operate or unload the scrap paper baler or paper box compactor. (2)...

  17. 29 CFR 570.63 - Occupations involved in the operation of balers, compactors, and paper-products machines (Order 12).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...17-year-olds minors may load materials into, but not operate or unload, those scrap paper balers and paper box compactors that are... (C) That no employee under the age of 18 may operate or unload the scrap paper baler or paper box compactor. (2)...

  18. Foot Soldiers of the Final Solution: The Trawniki Training Camp and Operation Reinhard

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter Black

    2011-01-01

    : The “Trawniki men” were indigenous collaborators who provided auxiliaries essential to “Operation Reinhard”—the murder of all Jews in the Government General. As architects of mass robbery, mass enslavement, and mass murder, the SS created in the Trawniki men a ruthless force bound neither to territory nor to nationalist aims, but rather to commanders and missions. The Germans’ provision of

  19. Foot Soldiers of the Final Solution: The Trawniki Training Camp and Operation Reinhard

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter Black

    2011-01-01

    The “Trawniki men” were indigenous collaborators who provided auxiliaries essential to “Operation Reinhard”—the murder of all Jews in the Government General. As architects of mass robbery, mass enslavement, and mass murder, the SS created in the Trawniki men a ruthless force bound neither to territory nor to nationalist aims, but rather to commanders and missions. The Germans’ provision of military

  20. Geological and operational summary, North Aleutian Shelf Coast No. 1 well, Bering Sea, Alaska. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Turner, R.F.

    1988-11-01

    Discusses the first continental offshore stratigraphic test well drilled in the North Aleutian Basin Planning Area, Bering Sea, Alaska. The well was drilled to determine the hydrocarbon potential of the area. The report covers drilling operations; lithology and core data; velocity analysis; geologic setting and tectonic framework; seismic stratigraphy; well-log interpretation and lithostratigraphy; paleontology and biostratigraphy; geothermal gradient; organic geochemistry; abnormal formation pressure; geologic hazards and shallow geology; and environmental considerations.

  1. Department of Energy Site Operator Program. Final report, October 1, 1991--September 31, 1996

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-12-31

    York Technical College is a two-year public institution accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. York Technical College has been involved with electric vehicles since the late 1980`s. The four major objectives of the Site Operator Program were (1) field test and evaluate electric and hybrid vehicles and related components; (2) define and develop a national infrastructure system including electric charging systems, service/training education programs, utility system impacts and safety standards; (3) increase public awareness regarding environmental benefits, reduced dependency on foreign oil, technology development, and economic impacts; (4) assist local, state and federal agencies and fleet operators in developing electric and hybrid vehicle programs. The primary thrusts of the electric vehicle program at York Technical College, supporting the objectives of the Site Operator program were: (1) public awareness, (2) public education, (3) EV maintenance curriculum development and maintenance training, (4) field data collection, (5) vehicle modification and upgrade, (6) establish electric vehicle partnerships.

  2. Final Report on the Operation and Maintenance Improvement Program for Concentrating Solar Power Plants

    SciTech Connect

    Cohen Gilbert E.; Kearney, David W.; Kolb, Gregory J.

    1999-06-01

    This report describes the results of a six-year, $6.3 million project to reduce operation and maintenance (O&M) costs at power plants employing concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. Sandia National Laboratories teamed with KJC Operating Company to implement the O&M Improvement Program. O&M technologies developed during the course of the program were demonstrated at the 150-MW Kramer Junction solar power park located in Boron, California. Improvements were made in the following areas: (a) efficiency of solar energy collection, (b) O&M information management, (c) reliability of solar field flow loop hardware, (d) plant operating strategy, and (e) cost reduction associated with environmental issues. A 37% reduction in annual O&M costs was achieved. Based on the lessons learned, an optimum solar- field O&M plan for future CSP plants is presented. Parabolic trough solar technology is employed at Kramer Junction. However, many of the O&M improvements described in the report are also applicable to CSP plants based on solar power tower or dish/engine concepts.

  3. Introduction to machine learning.

    PubMed

    Ba?tanlar, Yalin; Ozuysal, Mustafa

    2014-01-01

    The machine learning field, which can be briefly defined as enabling computers make successful predictions using past experiences, has exhibited an impressive development recently with the help of the rapid increase in the storage capacity and processing power of computers. Together with many other disciplines, machine learning methods have been widely employed in bioinformatics. The difficulties and cost of biological analyses have led to the development of sophisticated machine learning approaches for this application area. In this chapter, we first review the fundamental concepts of machine learning such as feature assessment, unsupervised versus supervised learning and types of classification. Then, we point out the main issues of designing machine learning experiments and their performance evaluation. Finally, we introduce some supervised learning methods. PMID:24272434

  4. Final Environmental Impact Statement for the construction and operation of Claiborne Enrichment Center, Homer, Louisiana (Docket No. 70-3070)

    SciTech Connect

    Zeitoun, A. [Science Applications International Corp., Germantown, MD (United States)

    1994-08-01

    This two-volume Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was prepared by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in accordance with regulation 10 CFR Part 51, which implements the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Volume 1 contains the assessment of the potential environmental impacts for licensing the construction and operation of a proposed gaseous centrifuge enrichment facility to be built in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, by Louisiana Energy Services, LP. (LES). The proposed facility would have a production capacity of about 866 metric tons annually of up to 5 weight percent enriched UF{sub 6}, using a proven centrifuge technology. Included in the assessment are construction, both normal operations and potential accidents (internal and external events), and the eventual decontamination and decommissioning (D&D)- of the site. Issues addressed include the purpose and need for the facility, the alternatives to the proposed action, potential disposition of the tails, the site selection process, and environmental justice. The NRC staff concludes that the facility can be constructed and operated with small and acceptable impacts on the public and the environment. The FEIS supports issuance of a license to the applicant, Louisiana Energy Services, to authorize construction and operation of the proposed facility.

  5. Machine Learning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xin Yao; Yong Liu

    Machine learning is a very active sub-field of artificial intelligence concerned with the development of computational models\\u000a of learning. Machine learning is inspired by the work in several disciplines: cognitive sciences, computer science, statistics,\\u000a computational complexity, information theory, control theory, philosophy, and biology. Simply speaking, machine learning is\\u000a learning by machine. From a computational point of view, machine learning refers

  6. Operational implementation of ammonium perchlorate biodegradation. Final report, July 1997--June 1998

    SciTech Connect

    Coppola, E.N.; Rine, J.; Startzell, G.

    1998-06-19

    This technology is a low-cost biodegradation process that converts the perchlorate ion (ClO{sub 4}{sup {minus}}) in process wastewater to chloride (Cl{sup {minus}}). Perchlorate can be reduced from a concentration greater than 1.0% to a concentration below detection limits (< 0.5 ppm). Effluents from this process can be discharged directly to conventional sewage treatment facilities. This process will: (1) Reduce environmental liability to DoD and its contractors by reducing the generation of hazardous wastes; (2) Minimize adverse impact of environmental compliance to DoD support operations; (3) Reduce cost for solid rocket propellant and large rocket motor disposal; (4) Facilitate component, propellant, and propellant ingredient recovery and reuse; and (5) Enable the continued use of AP, a critical defense material, in propulsion systems for the DoD. The objective of this demonstration was to provide a production-scale, operational validation of the ammonium perchlorate (AP) biodegradation process that was developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory. Components of an existing pilot-scale demonstration unit were modified and integrated into existing waste treatment facilities at Thiokol`s production plant near Brigham City, Utah.

  7. Coal-liquid fuel/diesel engine operating compatibility. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Hoffman, J.G.; Martin, F.W.

    1983-09-01

    This work is intended to assess the possibilities of using coal-derived liquids (CDL) represented by a specific type (SRC II) and shale-derived distillate fuel in blends of petroleum-derived fuels in medium-speed, high-output, heavy-duty diesel engines. Conclusions are as follows: (1) Blends of solvent refined coal and diesel fuel may be handled safely by experienced diesel engine mechanics. (2) A serious corrosion problem was found in the fuel pump parts when operating with solvent refined coal blended with petroleum. It is expected that a metallurgy change can overcome this problem. (3) Proper selection of materials for the fuel system is required to permit handling coal-derived liquid fuels. (4) A medium speed, high horsepower, 4-cycle diesel engine can be operated on blends of solvent refined coal and petroleum without serious consequences save the fuel system corrosion previously mentioned. This is based on a single, short durability test. (5) As represented by the product evaluated, 100% shale-derived distillate fuel may be used in a medium speed, high horsepower, 4-cycle diesel engine without significant consequences. (6) The shale product evaluated may be blended with petroleum distillate or petroleum residual materials and used as a fuel for medium speed, high horsepower, 4-cycle diesel engines. 7 references, 24 figures, 20 tables.

  8. Development of an operational tool for biomonitoring using constant pressure respirometry. [Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Zachritz, W.H. II; Morrow, J. [New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States)

    1992-06-29

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) policy statement (FR 49, 9016, 9 March 1984) for the development of water quality based permit limitations includes toxicity testing of effluents as an important part of a water quality approach to controlling toxics (Pickering, 1988). To assure that state waters are free of toxics, both chemical and biological methods were recommended for assessing effluent quality. The US EPA validated bioassay procedures for toxicity testing of wastewater discharges use three distinctive organisms groups: vertebrates, invertebrates, and algae (Weber, 1989). The specific species for these three groups are fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas; water tea, Ceriodaphnia, dubia; and the green algae, Selenastrum capricornum, respectively. Definitive testing estimates the concentration atwhich a certain percentage of organisms exhibit a certain response. The definitive test exposes several replicate groups of organisms to the target substrate for a predetermined time period effluent concentration. The overall goal of this study is to develop an acceptable protocol for operational biomonitoring based on constant pressure respirometry for LANL. The specific objectives include: Development an appropriate toxicity testing protocol based on constant pressure respirometry for whole effluent toxicity testing, and evaluate the protocol based on factors such as sensitivity, response time, cost of analysis, and simplicity of operation.

  9. Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix N: Wildlife.

    SciTech Connect

    Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

    1995-11-01

    The Columbia River System is a vast and complex combination of Federal and non-Federal facilities used for many purposes including power production, irrigation, navigation, flood control, recreation, fish and wildlife habitat and municipal and industrial water supply. Each river use competes for the limited water resources in the Columbia River Basin. This technical appendix addresses only the effects of alternative system operating strategies for managing the Columbia River system. The environmental impact statement (EIS) itself and some of the other appendices present analyses of the alternative approaches to the other three decisions considered as part of the SOR. This document is the product of the Wildlife Work Group, focusing on wildlife impacts but not including fishes. Topics covered include the following: scope and process; existing and affected environment, including specific discussion of 18 projects in the Columbia river basin. Analysis, evaluation, and alternatives are presented for all projects. System wide impacts to wildlife are also included.

  10. LDRD final report : a lightweight operating system for multi-core capability class supercomputers.

    SciTech Connect

    Kelly, Suzanne Marie; Hudson, Trammell B. (OS Research); Ferreira, Kurt Brian; Bridges, Patrick G. (University of New Mexico); Pedretti, Kevin Thomas Tauke; Levenhagen, Michael J.; Brightwell, Ronald Brian

    2010-09-01

    The two primary objectives of this LDRD project were to create a lightweight kernel (LWK) operating system(OS) designed to take maximum advantage of multi-core processors, and to leverage the virtualization capabilities in modern multi-core processors to create a more flexible and adaptable LWK environment. The most significant technical accomplishments of this project were the development of the Kitten lightweight kernel, the co-development of the SMARTMAP intra-node memory mapping technique, and the development and demonstration of a scalable virtualization environment for HPC. Each of these topics is presented in this report by the inclusion of a published or submitted research paper. The results of this project are being leveraged by several ongoing and new research projects.

  11. Automated solar module assembly line. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Bycer, M.

    1980-08-01

    The solar module assembly machine which Kulicke and Soffa delivered under this contract is a cell tabbing and stringing machine, flexible in design, and capable of handling a variety of cells and assembling strings up to 4 feet long which then can be placed into a module array up to 2 feet by 4 feet in a series or parallel arrangement, and in a straight or interdigitated array format. The machine cycle is 5 seconds per solar cell. This machine is primarily adapted to 3 inch diameter round cells with two tabs between cells. Pulsed heat is used as the bond technique for solar cell interconnects. The solar module assembly machine unloads solar cells from a cassette, automatically orients them, applies flux and solders interconnect ribbons onto the cells. It then inverts the tabbed cells, connects them into cell strings, and delivers them into a module array format using a track mounted vacuum lance, from which they are taken to test and cleaning benches prior to final encapsulation into finished solar modules. Throughout the machine the solar cell is handled very carefully, and any contact with the collector side of the cell is avoided or minimized. A lamp simulator has been used to test bonded solar cells to determine if the bonding operation had any degrading effect on the cell. I-V profile curves taken of these sample cells, before and after the bonding operation indicate no apparent effect on the electrical characteristics of the solar cell by the bonding operation.

  12. High-frequency acoustic sensors for operation in a gaseous medium. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Kino, G.S.

    1990-12-31

    Photothermal microscopy is a technique for measuring thermal properties on a small scale by using focused laser beams as heat sources and as temperature probes. Typically used for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of materials, its main advantage is its ability to measure types of flaws that are not visible optically or acoustically. Because of the optical nature of photothermal microscopy, sub-micron resolutions can be obtained in many of these thermal measurements. The greatest limitation of these systems is their relatively poor signal-to-noise ratios and, consequently, slow imaging speeds. To circumvent this problem, a variety of approaches to the detection of thermal waves has been pursued in recent years. This thesis compares the relative merits of a common class of techniques that rely on direct observation of physical changes in the heated sample, including a novel approach to interferometric measurement of the thermal expansion. It is found that the optimum approach depends not only on the physical properties of the sample being studies, but also upon the resolution of the experiment and the damage threshold of the specimen. Finally, this dissertation describes the applications of photothermal microscopy to the study of the anisotropic thermal properties of the new high-{Tc} superconductors. By adding a high-vacuum cryostat to the microscope, the authors have been able to study the influence of the superconducting transition on the thermal conductivity. The measurements of the anisotropic thermal conductivity demonstrate that the heat flow along the superconducting planes is enhanced below the transition, and that no such enhancement exists in the non-superconducting direction. Material examined was Bi-Ca-Sr-Cu-O.

  13. Nuclear reactor operator training for disadvantaged Americans. Final report, March 1, 1984--November 30, 1992

    SciTech Connect

    Farrar, J.P.; Mulder, R.U.

    1992-12-01

    The Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics Department of the University of Virginia was awarded a grant by the US Department of Energy in 1984 to establish and administer a reactor operator training program for disadvantaged Americans. Stipends were provided by the US DOE for five trainees with the anticipation that four other educational facilities would participate in the program. Sub-contracts were awarded to four other Universities: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The University of Missouri at Columbia, Oregon State University, and The State University of New York at Buffalo. The initial two year program was very successful and the grant was renewed in late 1986 for another two years. MIT declined to participate in the second program and was replaced by Ohio State University. U.VA. was notified in September, 1987 that new funding would no longer be provided for this program after December, 1987. U.VA. requested and was granted a no cost extention for the program through December, 1990, since sufficient funds remained in the initial grant to pursue the program further. DOE subsequently approved a no cost extension through November, 1992.

  14. Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix D: Cultural Resources.

    SciTech Connect

    Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

    1995-11-01

    This study attempts to identify and analyze the impacts of the System Operating Strategy (SOS) alternatives on cultural resources. The impacts include effects on Native American traditional cultural values, properties and practices. They also include effects on archeological or historic properties meeting the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to responding to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), this analysis addresses the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the Native American Religious Freedom Act (NARFA), and other relevant legislation. To meet their legally mandated cultural resources requirements, the SOR agencies will develop agreements and Implementation Plans with the appropriate State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs), Tribes, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) detailing the measures necessary to best manage the resource. The planning and implementation activities will be staged over a number of years in consultation with affected Tribes.

  15. 29 CFR 570.55 - Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven woodworking machines (Order 5).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Between 16 and 18 Years of Age or Detrimental to Their Health or Well-Being § 570.55 Occupations involved in the operation...otherwise assembling, pressing or printing wood, veneer, trees, logs, or lumber. (c) Exemptions. This section shall not...

  16. 29 CFR 570.55 - Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven woodworking machines (Order 5).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Between 16 and 18 Years of Age or Detrimental to Their Health or Well-Being § 570.55 Occupations involved in the operation...otherwise assembling, pressing or printing wood, veneer, trees, logs, or lumber. (c) Exemptions. This section shall not...

  17. Automated Long-Term Monitoring of Parallel Microfluidic Operations Applying a Machine Vision-Assisted Positioning Method

    PubMed Central

    Yip, Hon Ming; Li, John C. S.; Cui, Xin; Gao, Qiannan; Leung, Chi Chiu

    2014-01-01

    As microfluidics has been applied extensively in many cell and biochemical applications, monitoring the related processes is an important requirement. In this work, we design and fabricate a high-throughput microfluidic device which contains 32 microchambers to perform automated parallel microfluidic operations and monitoring on an automated stage of a microscope. Images are captured at multiple spots on the device during the operations for monitoring samples in microchambers in parallel; yet the device positions may vary at different time points throughout operations as the device moves back and forth on a motorized microscopic stage. Here, we report an image-based positioning strategy to realign the chamber position before every recording of microscopic image. We fabricate alignment marks at defined locations next to the chambers in the microfluidic device as reference positions. We also develop image processing algorithms to recognize the chamber positions in real-time, followed by realigning the chambers to their preset positions in the captured images. We perform experiments to validate and characterize the device functionality and the automated realignment operation. Together, this microfluidic realignment strategy can be a platform technology to achieve precise positioning of multiple chambers for general microfluidic applications requiring long-term parallel monitoring of cell and biochemical activities. PMID:25133248

  18. Simple Machines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    At this website, EdHeads, a nonprofit, offers five interactive, animated modules to educate second- through sixth-graders about simple machines. By identifying the many machines located throughout a house, students can learn about fulcrums, wheel and axles, levers, pulleys, inclined planes, and much more. The website is equipped with simple animations to help children understand how the machines work. After students have a handle on simple machines, they can begin to see how they work together to create compound machines. The website also provides a brief glossary summarizing nine types of simple machines. This site is also reviewed in the February 18, 2005_NSDL Physical Sciences Report_.

  19. Real-Time Traffic Information for Emergency Evacuation Operations: Phase A Final Report

    SciTech Connect

    Franzese, Oscar [ORNL; Zhang, Li [Mississippi State University (MSU); Mahmoud, Anas M. [Mississippi State University (MSU); Lascurain, Mary Beth [ORNL; Wen, Yi [Mississippi State University (MSU)

    2010-05-01

    There are many instances in which it is possible to plan ahead for an emergency evacuation (e.g., an explosion at a chemical processing facility). For those cases, if an accident (or an attack) were to happen, then the best evacuation plan for the prevailing network and weather conditions would be deployed. In other cases (e.g., the derailment of a train transporting hazardous materials), there may not be any previously developed plan to be implemented and decisions must be made ad-hoc on how to proceed with an emergency evacuation. In both situations, the availability of real-time traffic information plays a critical role in the management of the evacuation operations. To improve public safety during a vehicular emergency evacuation it is necessary to detect losses of road capacity (due to incidents, for example) as early as possible. Once these bottlenecks are identified, re-routing strategies must be determined in real-time and deployed in the field to help dissipate the congestion and increase the efficiency of the evacuation. Due to cost constraints, only large urban areas have traffic sensor deployments that permit access to some sort of real-time traffic information; any evacuation taking place in any other areas of the country would have to proceed without real-time traffic information. The latter was the focus of this SERRI/DHS (Southeast Region Research Initiative/Department of Homeland Security) sponsored project. That is, the main objective on the project was to improve the operations during a vehicular emergency evacuation anywhere by using newly developed real-time traffic-information-gathering technologies to assess traffic conditions and therefore to potentially detect incidents on the main evacuation routes. Phase A of the project consisted in the development and testing of a prototype system composed of sensors that are engineered in such a way that they can be rapidly deployed in the field where and when they are needed. Each one of these sensors is also equipped with their own power supply and a GPS (Global Positioning System) device to auto-determine its spatial location on the transportation network under surveillance. The system is capable of assessing traffic parameters by identifying and re-identifying vehicles in the traffic stream as those vehicles pass over the sensors. The system of sensors transmits, through wireless communication, real-time traffic information (travel time and other parameters) to a command and control center via an NTCIP (National Transportation Communication for ITS Protocol) -compatible interface. As an alternative, an existing NTCIP-compatible system accepts the real-time traffic information mentioned and broadcasts the traffic information to emergency managers, the media and the public via the existing channels. A series of tests, both in a controlled environment and on the field, were conducted to study the feasibility of rapidly deploying the system of traffic sensors and to assess its ability to provide real-time traffic information during an emergency evacuation. The results of these tests indicated that the prototype sensors are reliable and accurate for the type of application that is the focus of this project.

  20. Production prove-out of a process for remelting depleted-uranium machining chips by vacuum induction. Final report, October 1983-October 1984

    SciTech Connect

    Skillern, C.G.; Vogel, R.L.

    1985-03-01

    An MM and T program to pursue a production prove-out of recycling depleted uranium machining chips in an existing vacuum-induction remelting system was conducted. A viable method of processing DU chips and generating briquettes for remelting was developed. A pilot lot of 80 finished, machined M833 penetrators, fabricated under the guidelines of this program, is available for ballistic testing. Included in this report is a general analysis of facility requirements to implement chip recycling into the Aerojet production cycle.

  1. SIMPLE MACHINES

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mrs. MacHose

    2007-03-10

    You will be learning about several types of simple machines. Have fun!! Review the first website (which is right here!! Simple machines) . It has information about simple machines. DON\\"T click until you read all directions!!! Prepare to discuss each type in class. You will need to take some basic notes about each machine, using a bubble-map format. Don\\'t forget ...

  2. Machine Instruction Count Program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John E. Gaffney Jr.

    1982-01-01

    The Machine Instruction Count Program (MIC Program) was originally developed in 1978 to produce 'operator' and 'operand' counts of object programs written for the AN\\/UYK-7 military computer. In 1981, its capability was expanded so that it could apply to the AN\\/UYS-1 (or “Advanced Signal Processor”) military computer. The former machine, made by UNIVAC, hosts the IBM-developed software for the sonar

  3. Sewing Machines!!

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Miss. Walker

    2008-10-20

    Learn the Parts of a Sewing Machine This should help you understand the history of sewing machines and how they work. For this assignment, answer these questions on a sheet of paper and bring it to class. Click on this link to go to a site which will briefly explain the history of the sewing machine: wikipedia Was ...

  4. Simple Machines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This is a lesson about simple machines and how they relate to robots. Learners will gain an understanding of simple machines and how they may be used in our everyday lives. Students will also have an opportunity to design a Rube Goldberg Machine of their own. This is lesson 10 of 16 in the MarsBots learning module.

  5. Electrostatic Machines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    De Queiroz, Antonio Carlos M.

    This website from Antonio Carlos M. De Queiroz, an associate professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, illustrates a number of different electrostatic machines. The site includes details and images of machines built by the professor as well as many other historical machines of this type. Some information is also available in Portugese.

  6. Evaluation of application for approval of alternative methodology for compliance with the NESHAP for shipbuilding and ship repair and recommended requirements for compliance (application submitted by Metro Machine Corporation, Norfolk, Virginia). Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Serageldin, M.A.

    1999-07-01

    The US Environmental Protection Agency is providing background information that supports the use of Metro Machine Corporation`s (MMC) compliant all position enclosure (CAPE) plus air management system and regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) (CAPE + RTO System) as an alternative means of limiting the emissions of volatile organic hazardous air pollutants per volume of applied solids (nonvolatiles). This document also explains how the authors arrived at the operating, recordkeeping, and reporting conditions that MMC must meet for approval. The add-on control system they used consists of a pollution capture unit operation (CAPE) plus air management system and a destruction unit operation (RTO). When operated according to the specified procedures, it will control emissions to a level no greater than that from using coatings which comply with the limits in Table 2 of 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart II.

  7. Rise of The Machines: First Year Operations of The Robo-AO Visible-Light Laser-Adaptive-Optics Instrument

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Baranec, C.; Riddle, R.; Law, N.; Ramaprakash, A. N.; Tendulkar, S.; Hogstrom, K.; Bui, K.; Burse, M.; Chordia, P.; Das, H.; Dekany, R.

    2013-09-01

    Robo-AO is the first autonomous laser adaptive optics system and science instrument operating on sky. With minimal human oversight, the system robotically executes large scale surveys, monitors long-term astrophysical dynamics and characterizes newly discovered transients, all at the visible diffraction limit. The average target-to-target operational overhead, including slew time, is a mere 86 s, enabling up to ~200 observations per night. The first of many envisioned systems went live in June 2012, and has since finished 51 nights of science observing at the Palomar Observatory 60-inch (1.5 m) telescope, with over 5,600 robotic observations executed as of March 2013. The system will be augmented in late 2013 with a low-noise wide field infrared camera, which will double as a tip-tilt sensor, to widen the spectral bandwidth of observations, increase available sky coverage as well as enable deeper visible imaging using adaptive-optics sharpened infrared tip-tilt guide sources.

  8. The Final Count Down: A Review of Three Decades of Flight Controller Training Methods for Space Shuttle Mission Operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Dittemore, Gary D.; Bertels, Christie

    2011-01-01

    Operations of human spaceflight systems is extremely complex, therefore the training and certification of operations personnel is a critical piece of ensuring mission success. Mission Control Center (MCC-H), at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas manages mission operations for the Space Shuttle Program, including the training and certification of the astronauts and flight control teams. As the space shuttle program ends in 2011, a review of how training for STS-1 was conducted compared to STS-134 will show multiple changes in training of shuttle flight controller over a thirty year period. This paper will additionally give an overview of a flight control team s makeup and responsibilities during a flight, and details on how those teams have been trained certified over the life span of the space shuttle. The training methods for developing flight controllers have evolved significantly over the last thirty years, while the core goals and competencies have remained the same. In addition, the facilities and tools used in the control center have evolved. These changes have been driven by many factors including lessons learned, technology, shuttle accidents, shifts in risk posture, and generational differences. A primary method used for training Space Shuttle flight control teams is by running mission simulations of the orbit, ascent, and entry phases, to truly "train like you fly." The reader will learn what it is like to perform a simulation as a shuttle flight controller. Finally, the paper will reflect on the lessons learned in training for the shuttle program, and how those could be applied to future human spaceflight endeavors.

  9. 78 FR 18221 - Disclosures at Automated Teller Machines (Regulation E)

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-26

    ...INFORMATION: I. Background ATM Fees Consumers using automated teller machines \\1\\ (ATMs) not provided...sticker placed on the machine by the ATM operator. The on-screen...a notice on or at an ATM machine informing consumers...

  10. Investigating the Implications of Virtual Machine Introspection for Digital Forensics

    E-print Network

    Bishop, Matt

    Investigating the Implications of Virtual Machine Introspection for Digital Forensics Kara Nance operations, and virtual machine introspection detection. Ke words­virtualization, digital forensics, cirtual machine introspection, VMI. I. INTRODUCTION Digital forensics is an increasingly important

  11. 12 CFR 205.16 - Disclosures at automated teller machines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... false Disclosures at automated teller machines. 205.16 Section 205.16 Banks and...205.16 Disclosures at automated teller machines. (a) Definition. Automated teller machine operator means any person that...

  12. 12 CFR 205.16 - Disclosures at automated teller machines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... false Disclosures at automated teller machines. 205.16 Section 205.16 Banks and...205.16 Disclosures at automated teller machines. (a) Definition. Automated teller machine operator means any person that...

  13. Flavors: Message Passing in the Lisp Machine

    E-print Network

    Weinreb, Daniel

    1980-11-01

    The object oriented programming style used in the Smalltalk and Actor languages is available in Lisp Machine Lisp, and used by the Lisp Machine software system. It is used to perform generic operations on objects. Part ...

  14. 49 CFR 236.771 - Machine, control.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Machine, control. 236.771 Section 236.771 Transportation...SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Definitions § 236.771 Machine, control. An assemblage of manually operated devices...

  15. 49 CFR 236.772 - Machine, interlocking.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Transportation 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Machine, interlocking. 236.772 Section 236.772 Transportation...SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Definitions § 236.772 Machine, interlocking. An assemblage of manually operated...

  16. 49 CFR 236.772 - Machine, interlocking.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Machine, interlocking. 236.772 Section 236.772 Transportation...SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Definitions § 236.772 Machine, interlocking. An assemblage of manually operated...

  17. 49 CFR 236.771 - Machine, control.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Transportation 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Machine, control. 236.771 Section 236.771 Transportation...SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Definitions § 236.771 Machine, control. An assemblage of manually operated devices...

  18. Cost effective machining and inspection of structural ceramic components for advanced high temperature application. Final CRADA report for CRADA number Y-1292-0151

    SciTech Connect

    Abbatiello, L.A. [Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Haselkorn, M. [Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL (United States)

    1996-11-29

    This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was a mutual research and development (R and D) effort among the participants to investigate a range of advanced manufacturing technologies for two silicon nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) ceramic materials. The general objective was to identify the most cost-effective part manufacturing processes for the ceramic materials of interest. The focus was determining the relationship between material removal rates, surface quality, and the structural characteristics of each ceramic resulting from three innovative processes. These innovated machining processes were studied using silicon nitride advanced materials. The particular (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) materials of interest were sintered GS-44 from the Norton Company, and reaction-bonded Ceraloy 147-3. The processes studied included the following activities: (1) direct laser machining; (2) rotary ultrasonic machining; and (3) diamond abrasive grinding, including both resinoid and vitreous-bonded grinding wheels. Both friable and non-friable diamond types were included within the abrasive grinding study. The task also conducted a comprehensive survey of European experience in use of ceramic materials, principally aluminum oxide. Originally, the effort of this task was to extend through a prototype manufacturing demonstration of selected engine components. During the execution of this program, however changes were made to the scope of the project, altering the goals. The Program goal became only the development of assessment of their impacts on product strength and surface condition.

  19. Machining Channels on Mesoscale Ceramic Components

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H.-W. Shin; P. Kwon; C. K. Kok; E. Case

    2004-01-01

    Compaction of ceramic powder, partial sintering, machining, sintering of the ceramic compact, and finally joining are used to form functional channels on mesoscale ceramic components. This paper reports on a new simple machining technique that has been developed to introduce channels. Because no binder phase is used and the partially sintered powder is readily machinable, this technique is easier and

  20. Mobile machine hazardous working zone warning system

    SciTech Connect

    Schiffbauer, W.H.; Ganoe, C.W.

    1996-12-31

    A warning system is provided for a mobile working machine to alert an individual of a potentially dangerous condition in the event the individual strays into a hazardous working zone of the machine. The warning system includes a transmitter mounted on the machine and operable to generate a uniform magnetic field projecting beyond an outer periphery of the machine in defining a hazardous working zone around the machine during operation thereof. A receiver, carried by the individual and activated by the magnetic field, provides an alarm signal to alert the individual when he enters the hazardous working zone of the machine.

  1. The effect of dynamic operating conditions on nano-particle emissions from a light-duty diesel engine applicable to prime and auxiliary machines on marine vessels

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lee, Hyungmin; Jeong, Yeonhwan

    2012-12-01

    This study presents the nano-sized particle emission characteristics from a small turbocharged common rail diesel engine applicable to prime and auxiliary machines on marine vessels. The experiments were conducted under dynamic engine operating conditions, such as steady-state, cold start, and transient conditions. The particle number and size distributions were analyzed with a high resolution PM analyzer. The diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) had an insignificant effect on the reduction in particle number, but particle number emissions were drastically reduced by 3 to 4 orders of magnitude downstream of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) at various steady conditions. Under high speed and load conditions, the particle filtering efficiency was decreased by the partial combustion of trapped particles inside the DPF because of the high exhaust temperature caused by the increased particle number concentration. Retarded fuel injection timing and higher EGR rates led to increased particle number emissions. As the temperature inside the DPF increased from 25 °C to 300 °C, the peak particle number level was reduced by 70% compared to cold start conditions. High levels of nucleation mode particle generation were found in the deceleration phases during the transient tests.

  2. Machine Learning for Robots: A Comparison of Different Paradigms

    E-print Network

    Mahadevan, Sridhar

    Machine Learning for Robots: A Comparison of Different Paradigms Sridhar Mahadevan Department as a special case of the general problem of machine learning. Machine learning is a subfield of artificial painstakingly programming the robot to operate the machine. Machine learning research has studied many different

  3. Machine Learning for Robots: A Comparison of Di erent Paradigms

    E-print Network

    Duckett, Tom

    Machine Learning for Robots: A Comparison of Di erent Paradigms Sridhar Mahadevan Department of the general problem of machine learning. Machine learning is a sub eld of arti cial intelligence (AI), whose programming the robot to operate the machine. Machine learning research has studied many di erent types

  4. Final report study of alternatives for future operations of the naval petroleum and oil shale reserves NPR-2, California

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-12-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has asked Gustavson Associates, Inc. to serve as an Independent Petroleum Consultant under contract DE-AC01-96FE64202. This authorizes a study and recommendations regarding future development of Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 2 (NPR-2) in Kern County, California. The report that follows is the Phase II Final Report for that study. Additional details are provided in the Addendum (the Phase I Property Description and Fact Finding Report). The key property elements that positively affect the estimated value of NPR-2 include the following: royalty income from producing oil and gas leases, rental income from non-producing oil and gas leases, income from grazing or leasing of grazing rights, potential income from oil and gas leasing on exploratory (or nonprospective) acreage, potential value of trading surface real estate as ranch land for sheep grazing (10,044 acres), and town lots for residential or commercial development (16.7 acres). Key elements that negatively impact the estimated value include: environmental assessment costs, operating budgets, and lease sale expenses.

  5. Residential and commercial space heating and cooling with possible greenhouse operation; Baca Grande development, San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Goering, S.W.; Garing, K.L.; Coury, G.E.; Fritzler, E.A.

    1980-05-01

    A feasibility study was performed to evaluate the potential of multipurpose applications of moderate-temperature geothermal waters in the vicinity of the Baca Grande community development in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. The project resource assessment, based on a thorough review of existing data, indicates that a substantial resource likely exists in the Baca Grande region capable of supporting residential and light industrial activity. Engineering designs were developed for geothermal district heating systems for space heating and domestic hot water heating for residences, including a mobile home park, an existing motel, a greenhouse complex, and other small commercial uses such as aquaculture. In addition, a thorough institutional analysis of the study area was performed to highlight factors which might pose barriers to the ultimate commercial development of the resource. Finally, an environmental evaluation of the possible impacts of the proposed action was also performed. The feasibility evaluation indicates the economics of the residential areas are dependent on the continued rate of housing construction. If essentially complete development could occur over a 30-year period, the economics are favorable as compared to existing alternatives. For the commercial area, the economics are good as compared to existing conventional energy sources. This is especially true as related to proposed greenhouse operations. The institutional and environmental analyses indicates that no significant barriers to development are apparent.

  6. Machine Learning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Crina Grosan; Ajith Abraham

    \\u000a Machine Learning[6][8][12] is concerned with the study of building computer programs that automatically improve and\\/or adapt\\u000a their performance through experience. Machine learning can be thought of as “programming by example” [11]. Machine learning\\u000a has many common things with other domains such as statistics and probability theory (understanding the phenomena that have\\u000a generated the data), data mining (finding patterns in the

  7. Machine musicianship

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rowe, Robert

    2002-05-01

    The training of musicians begins by teaching basic musical concepts, a collection of knowledge commonly known as musicianship. Computer programs designed to implement musical skills (e.g., to make sense of what they hear, perform music expressively, or compose convincing pieces) can similarly benefit from access to a fundamental level of musicianship. Recent research in music cognition, artificial intelligence, and music theory has produced a repertoire of techniques that can make the behavior of computer programs more musical. Many of these were presented in a recently published book/CD-ROM entitled Machine Musicianship. For use in interactive music systems, we are interested in those which are fast enough to run in real time and that need only make reference to the material as it appears in sequence. This talk will review several applications that are able to identify the tonal center of musical material during performance. Beyond this specific task, the design of real-time algorithmic listening through the concurrent operation of several connected analyzers is examined. The presentation includes discussion of a library of C++ objects that can be combined to perform interactive listening and a demonstration of their capability.

  8. Machine Accounting. An Instructor's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gould, E. Noah, Ed.

    Designed to prepare students to operate the types of accounting machines used in many medium-sized businesses, this instructor's guide presents a full-year high school course in machine accounting covering 120 hours of instruction. An introduction for the instructor suggests how to adapt the guide to present a 60-hour module which would be…

  9. Parallelism in random access machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven Fortune; James Wyllie

    1978-01-01

    A model of computation based on random access machines operating in parallel and sharing a common memory is presented. The computational power of this model is related to that of traditional models. In particular, deterministic parallel RAM's can accept in polynomial time exactly the sets accepted by polynomial tape bounded Turing machines; nondeterministic RAM's can accept in polynomial time exactly

  10. Simple Machines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    KET

    2010-11-16

    How do you get a glove and a ball up to your tree house? One answer is to use a pulley. A pulley is a simple machine. In this original KET interactive, children learn about the basic workings of three simple machines.

  11. Excavating machines

    SciTech Connect

    Plummer, D.

    1980-10-21

    The excavating machine has a cutter carrying boom carried by a boom support member which can be swung about an axis extending in the direction of the roadway. The machine includes a cutter unit and a stay unit each of which is releasably anchorable in the roadway and each of which can be advanced relative to the other unit.

  12. Operation and Performance of a Biphase Turbine Power Plant at the Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field (Final Report)

    SciTech Connect

    Hays, Lance G. [Douglas Energy Company, Placentia, CA (United States)

    2000-09-01

    A full scale, wellhead Biphase turbine was manufactured and installed with the balance of plant at Well 103 of the Cerro Prieto geothermal resource in Baja, California. The Biphase turbine was first synchronized with the electrical grid of Comision Federal de Electricidad on August 20, 1997. The Biphase power plant was operated from that time until May 23, 2000, a period of 2 years and 9 months. A total of 77,549 kWh were delivered to the grid. The power plant was subsequently placed in a standby condition pending replacement of the rotor with a newly designed, higher power rotor and replacement of the bearings and seals. The maximum measured power output of the Biphase turbine, 808 kWe at 640 psig wellhead pressure, agreed closely with the predicted output, 840 kWe. When combined with the backpressure steam turbine the total output power from that flow would be increased by 40% above the power derived only from the flow by the present flash steam plant. The design relations used to predict performance and design the turbine were verified by these tests. The performance and durability of the Biphase turbine support the conclusion of the Economics and Application Report previously published, (Appendix A). The newly designed rotor (the Dual Pressure Rotor) was analyzed for the above power condition. The Dual Pressure Rotor would increase the power output to 2064 kWe by incorporating two pressure letdown stages in the Biphase rotor, eliminating the requirement for a backpressure steam turbine. The power plant availability was low due to deposition of solids from the well on the Biphase rotor and balance of plant problems. A great deal of plant down time resulted from the requirement to develop methods to handle the solids and from testing the apparatus in the Biphase turbine. Finally an online, washing method using the high pressure two-phase flow was developed which completely eliminated the solids problem. The availability of the Biphase turbine itself was 100% after implementations of this method in March 2000. However, failures of instrumentation and control system components led to additional plant down time and damage to the bearings and seals. The enthalpy and pressure of well 103 declined substantially from the inception of the project. When the project was started the wellhead pressure and enthalpy were 760 psig and 882 Btu/lb respectively. At the time the plant was placed in standby the corresponding values were only 525 psig and 658 Btu/lb. This reduced the available plant power to only 400 kWe making the project economically unfeasible. However, replacement of the existing rotor with the Dual Pressure Rotor and replacement of the bearings and seals will enable the existing Biphase turbine to produce 1190 kWe at the present well conditions without the backpressure steam turbine. Operation with the present staff can then be sustained by selling power under the existing Agreement with CFE. Implementation of this option is recommended with operation of the facility to continue as a demonstration plant. Biphase turbine theory, design and performance are reported herein. The construction of the Biphase turbine and power plant and operational experience are detailed. Improvements in the Biphase turbine are indicated and analyzed. The impact of Biphase techonology on geothermal power production is discussed and recommendations made.

  13. Research on machining error compensation in high-precision surface grinding machine for optical aspheric elements

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ke, Xiaolong; Guo, Yinbiao; Zhang, Shihan; Huang, Hao

    2010-10-01

    Using aspheric component in optical system can correct optical aberration, acquire high imaging quality, improve the optical characteristic, simplify system structure, and reduce system volume. Nowadays, high-precision surface grinding machine is an important approach to processing optical aspheric elements. However, because of the characteristics of optical aspheric elements, the processing method makes a higher demand to whole performance of surface grinding machine, and hardly to achieve ideal machining effect. Taking high generality and efficiency into account, this paper presents a compensation method for machining errors of high-precision surface grinding machine, which bases on optical aspheric elements, to achieve high-precision machining for all kinds of optical aspheric elements. After compensation, the machining accuracy of grinding machine could reach 2um/200×200mm. The research bases on NC surface grinding machine which is self developed. First of all, this paper introduces machining principle for optical aspheric elements on the grinding machine. And then error sources which producing errors are analyzed. By contacting and non-contacting measurement sensors, measurement software which is self designed realizes on-position measure for grinded workpiece, then fits surface precision and machining errors. Through compensation software for machining error which is self designed, compensation algorithm is designed and translated compensation data into G-code for the high-precision grinding machine to achieve compensation machining. Finally, by comparison between machining error compensation before and after processing, the experiments for this purpose are done to validate the compensation machining accuracy.

  14. Development of Curricula and Materials to Teach Performance Skills Essential to Accurate Computer Assisted Transcription from Machine Shorthand Notes. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Honsberger, Marion M.

    This project was conducted at Edmonds Community College to develop curriculum and materials for use in teaching hands-on, computer-assisted court reporting. The final product of the project was a course with support materials designed to teach court reporting students performance skills by which each can rapidly create perfect computer-aided…

  15. Optimal Universal Disentangling Machine for Two Qubit Quantum States

    E-print Network

    Ghosh, S; Roy, A; Sarkar, D; Kar, G; Ghosh, Sibasish; Roy, Anirban; Sarkar, Debasis; Kar, Guruprasad

    2000-01-01

    We derive an upper limit for the reduction factor for universal disentangling machine which uses only local operations. Impossibility of constructing a better disentangling machine, by using non-local operations, is discussed.

  16. Optimal Universal Disentangling Machine for Two Qubit Quantum States

    E-print Network

    Sibasish Ghosh; Somshubhro Bandyopadhyay; Anirban Roy; Debasis Sarkar; Guruprasad Kar

    1999-10-14

    We derive the optimal curve satisfied by the reduction factors, in the case of universal disentangling machine which uses only local operations. Impossibility of constructing a better disentangling machine, by using non-local operations, is discussed.

  17. Stability Analysis of a Symmetrical Induction Machine

    Microsoft Academic Search

    ROBERT H. NELSON; THOMAS A. LIPO; PAUL C. KRAUSE

    1969-01-01

    A stability study of an induction machine is performed by applying the root-locus criterion to the equations which describe the behavior of the machine during small displacements about a steady-state operating point. This investigation reveals that a symmetrical induction machine may become unstable at low speeds (low frequencies) even though balanced, constant amplitude, sinusoidal voltages are applied to the stator

  18. Multiple coupled circuit modeling of induction machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiaogang Luo; Yuefeng Liao; H. A. Toliyat; A. El-Antably; T.A. Lipo

    1995-01-01

    A new multiple coupled circuit model is presented for simulation of induction machines with both arbitrary winding layout and\\/or unbalanced operating conditions. The model is derived by means of winding functions. No symmetry is assumed. The parameters of the model are calculated directly from the geometry and winding layout of the machine. The behavior of an induction machine during starting

  19. Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

    E-print Network

    Narasayya, Vivek

    location to location with a tablet and then connect to a virtual machine using RDP or SSH to access yourGetting Started with Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines Introduction You can use a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine when you need a scalable, cloud-based server running a Windows or Linux operating system

  20. Compiler Support for MachineIndependent

    E-print Network

    Tseng, Chau-Wen

    distributed­memory machine. Issues addressed include data decomposition analysis, guard introduc­ tion­ itives for distributed­memory machines or multidimen­ sional vector operations for synchronous dataCompiler Support for Machine­Independent Parallel Programming in Fortran D Seema Hiranandani Ken

  1. ANALYSIS OF THE INTERFERENCE SYNCHRONOUS MACHINE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. ANDRESEN

    1978-01-01

    Interference synchronous machines operate at different speeds of the fundamental air gap field and of the rotor, because the fundamental permeance wave is produced by interference of open stator and rotor slots the numbers of which being slightly different. In the literature different names are used for this remarkable electrical machine (“Synchronous inductor motor”, “Vernier reluctance motor”). Interference synchronous machines

  2. 15 CFR 5.5 - Vending machines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Vending machines. 5.5 Section 5.5 Commerce and...OPERATION OF VENDING STANDS § 5.5 Vending machines. (a) The income from any vending machines which are located within reasonable...

  3. 15 CFR 5.5 - Vending machines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Vending machines. 5.5 Section 5.5 Commerce and...OPERATION OF VENDING STANDS § 5.5 Vending machines. (a) The income from any vending machines which are located within reasonable...

  4. Integration of Machining and Inspection in Aerospace Manufacturing

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Simpson, Bart; Dicken, Peter J.

    2011-12-01

    The main challenge for aerospace manufacturers today is to develop the ability to produce high-quality products on a consistent basis as quickly as possible and at the lowest-possible cost. At the same time, rising material prices are making the cost of scrap higher than ever so making it more important to minimise waste. Proper inspection and quality control methods are no longer a luxury; they are an essential part of every manufacturing operation that wants to grow and be successful. However, simply bolting on some quality control procedures to the existing manufacturing processes is not enough. Inspection must be fully-integrated with manufacturing for the investment to really produce significant improvements. The traditional relationship between manufacturing and inspection is that machining is completed first on the company's machine tools and the components are then transferred to dedicated inspection equipment to be approved or rejected. However, as machining techniques become more sophisticated, and as components become larger and more complex, there are a growing number of cases where closer integration is required to give the highest productivity and the biggest reductions in wastage. Instead of a simple linear progression from CAD to CAM to machining to inspection, a more complicated series of steps is needed, with extra data needed to fill any gaps in the information available at the various stages. These new processes can be grouped under the heading of "adaptive machining". The programming of most machining operations is based around knowing three things: the position of the workpiece on the machine, the starting shape of the material to be machined, and the final shape that needs to be achieved at the end of the operation. Adaptive machining techniques allow successful machining when at least one of those elements is unknown, by using in-process measurement to close the information gaps in the process chain. It also allows any errors to be spotted earlier in the manufacturing process, so helping the problems to be resolved more quickly and at lower cost.

  5. Man - Machine Communication

    E-print Network

    Petersen, Peter; Nielsen, Henning

    1984-01-01

    This report describes a Man-to-Machine Communication module which together with a STAC can take care of all operator inputs from the touch-screen, tracker balls and mechanical buttons. The MMC module can also contain a G64 card which could be a GPIB driver but many other G64 cards could be used. The soft-ware services the input devices and makes the results accessible from the CAMAC bus. NODAL functions for the Man Machine Communication is implemented in the STAC and in the ICC.

  6. Human factors review of electric power dispatch control centers. Volume 3. Operator information needs summary. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Miller, R.J.; Najaf-Zadeh, K.; Darlington, H.T.; McNair, H.D.; Seidenstein, S.; Williams, A.R.

    1982-10-01

    Human factors is a systems-oriented interdisciplinary specialty concerned with the design of systems, equipment, facilities and the operational environment. An important aspect leading to the design requirements is the determination of the information requirements for electric power dispatch control centers. There are significant differences between the system operator's actions during normal and degraded states of power system operation, and power system restoration. This project evaluated the information the operator requires for normal power system and control system operations and investigates the changes of information required by the operator as the power system and/or the control system degrades from a normal operating state. The Phase II study, published in two volumes, defines power system states and control system conditions to which operator information content can be related. This volume presents a summary of operator information needs, identifying the needs for and the uses of power system information by a system operator in conditions ranging from normal through degraded operation. Training requirements are also included for planning entry-level and follow-on training for operators.

  7. Machine therapy

    E-print Network

    Dobson, Kelly E. (Kelly Elizabeth), 1970-

    2007-01-01

    Machine Therapy is a new practice combining art, design, psychoanalysis, and engineering work in ways that access and reveal the vital, though often unnoticed, relevance of people's interactions and relationships with ...

  8. Math Machines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The mission of the Math Machines organization is to "improve the quality of mathematical education, enhance the transfer of mathematical thinking into other classes, and increase students' ability to apply rigorous mathematics outside the classroom." Their website supports a National Science Foundation ATE grant-supported project designed to improve teaching in the areas of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at the high school and college levels. This improved learning results from using math, science, and technology principles to build and control various machines such as pointers and robots or "math machines", which are simple devices that provide an immediate, physical, dynamic expression to abstract mathematical equations. The website provides information links on Educational Theory, Classroom Activities, Project Workshops, Calculators & Programs, and Machine Construction Instructions for Building: Closed Circuits, Servo Motors, Controllers, Robot Boards and more. There is also contact information, an FAQ section, as well as upcoming events.

  9. Monel Machining

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1983-01-01

    Castle Industries, Inc. is a small machine shop manufacturing replacement plumbing repair parts, such as faucet, tub and ballcock seats. Therese Castley, president of Castle decided to introduce Monel because it offered a chance to improve competitiveness and expand the product line. Before expanding, Castley sought NERAC assistance on Monel technology. NERAC (New England Research Application Center) provided an information package which proved very helpful. The NASA database was included in NERAC's search and yielded a wealth of information on machining Monel.

  10. High-intensity drying processes -- Impulse drying: Report 15 (final report). Production of linerboard on a pilot paper machine, subsequent commercial converting trials and preliminary economic assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Orloff, D.I.

    1999-04-01

    In September 1998, 33{number_sign} liner was produced on the {number_sign}4 pilot machine under both single-felted wet pressing and impulse drying conditions. In October 1998, the pilot produced liner and commercial liner were converted to combined board and corrugated boxes at a commercial box plant. In January 1999, linerboard, medium, and combined board and box testing were completed. The pilot trials demonstrated that 33{number_sign} liner could be impulse dried at a reel speed of 380 m/min. Press dryness was improved by as much as 4 points, while CD STFI and CD ring crush were improved by more than 10%. Improvements to the smoothness of heated side of sheet were also realized. Commercial box plant converting trials demonstrated that impulse dried linerboard can be used to increase ECT and box compression strength by as much as 10%. As anticipated, print quality was found to be superior. A preliminary economic analysis was performed in which an impulse dryer would increase press dryness by 4 points and would allow the basis weight to be reduced by 10%. The economic model showed that the 4 points in dryness would translate to a 17% tonnage increase. Applying the 10% basis weight reduction resulted in an increase in productivity, on an area basis, of 30%. The pulp cost savings was found to outweigh any additional electric power costs.

  11. U.S. DOE/RL OPERATIONS OFFICE FINAL REPORT FOR THE OPERATIONAL READINESS REVIEW FOR STARTUP OF THE K BASIN SLUDGE WATER SYSTEM

    SciTech Connect

    IRWIN, R.M.

    2004-06-15

    An Operational Readiness Review (ORR) was conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Richland Operations Office (RL) to verify that an adequate state of readiness has been achieved for startup of the K East Basin Sludge Water System (SWS) as applied to the North Loadout Pit (NLOP). The DOE ORR was conducted during the period of May 19-26, 2004. The DOE ORR Team has concluded that the K Basins SWS is ready to start operations, subject to completion and verification of identified pre-start findings. The ORR was conducted in accordance with the Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) K Basin Sludge Water System (SWS) Operational Readiness Review (ORR) Plan of Action, December 19, 2003, and the Implementation Plan for the Operational Readiness Review for Startup of the K Basins Sludge Wafer System North Loadout Pit, DOE/RL-2003-21, Rev. 1. Review activities consisted of staff interviews, procedure and document reviews, observations of normal facility operations and operational drills and actual upset conditions that occurred during the ORR. The DOE ORR Team also reviewed and assessed the adequacy of the contractor ORR and the RL Line Management Review. The ORR Team generally concurs with the findings and observations of these previous assessments. Detailed comments regarding these reviews are documented herein.

  12. Precursor systems analyses of automated highway systems. Activity area K AHS roadway operational analysis. Final report, September 1993-November 1994

    SciTech Connect

    Schulze, R.; Roper, D.; Tsao, J.; Michael, B.

    1995-05-01

    This study considers the roadway operational requirements of an automated highway system (AHS) in light of corresponding operational requirements for existing conventional highways with traffic operations centers (TOCs). Contrasts and similarities between TOC and AHS operations are identified. Maintenance operations and activities are the focus of the study. Similarities and contrasts between AHS and conventional highways are considered, analyzed, and discussed to raise issues risks. Urban/rural, passenger/heavy vehicle, and representative system configuration differences are covered insofar as there are significant differences among these categories of possible AHS operations. Maintenance needs and incident response requirements as they would impact as AHS operating agency are qualitatively analyzed. Two possible staged deployment scenarios for AHS are presented. The fault tolerance of the AHS is assessed. Results of interviews with personnel in charge of several existing TOCs have been summarized. The role of the driver in an AHS is discussed.

  13. Operations and maintenance report on Air Force oil/water separators. Final report, September 1985-August 1986

    SciTech Connect

    Kilroy, M.D.

    1986-10-01

    This report is intended to provide general guidance for the routine operation and maintenance of oil/water separators. The report should help managers and operators to recognize and correct problems affecting the separation process of oil and water. The most common types of gravity separators used by the Air Force are discussed. Other topics include operation guidelines, flow measurements, maintenance service, waste disposal and regulations, sampling and testing, recordkeeping and spill-prevention measures.

  14. TOKOPS: Tokamak Reactor Operations Study: The influence of reactor operations on the design and performance of tokamaks with solid-breeder blankets: Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Conn, R.W.; Ghoniem, N.M.; Firestone, M.A. (eds.)

    1986-09-01

    Reactor system operation and procedures have a profound impact on the conception and design of power plants. These issues are studied here using a model tokamak system employing a solid-breeder blanket. The model blanket is one which has evolved from the STARFIRE and BCSS studies. The reactor parameters are similar to those characterizing near-term fusion engineering reactors such as INTOR or NET (Next European Tokamak). Plasma startup, burn analysis, and methods for operation at various levels of output power are studied. A critical, and complicating, element is found to be the self-consistent electromagnetic response of the system, including the presence of the blanket and the resulting forces and loadings. Fractional power operation, and the strategy for burn control, is found to vary depending on the scaling law for energy confinement, and an extensive study is reported. Full-power reactor operation is at a neutron wall loading pf 5 MW/m/sup 2/ and a surface heat flux of 1 MW/m/sup 2/. The blanket is a pressurized steel module with bare beryllium rods and low-activation HT-9-(9-C-) clad LiAlO/sub 2/ rods. The helium coolant pressure is 5 MPa, entering the module at 297/sup 0/C and exiting at 550/sup 0/C. The system power output is rated at 1000 MW(e). In this report, we present our findings on various operational scenarios and their impact on system design. We first start with the salient aspects of operational physics. Time-dependent analyses of the blanket and balance of plant are then presented. Separate abstracts are included for each chapter.

  15. Performance of hybrid electric vehicle using reluctance synchronous machine technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Malan; Maarten J. Kamper

    2000-01-01

    The performance of a parallel hybrid electric vehicle with a small reluctance synchronous machine drive is presented. The machine is current angle controlled for maximum torque per ampere or minimum kVA. This ensures that the machine is operated reasonable close to optimal efficiency for all loads. The calculated and measured performance results of the reluctance synchronous machine drive and the

  16. Analysis of Attacks on Xen, a Virtual Machine Monitor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Weimin Lu; Martin O. Nicholes

    Since the use of virtual machines is being welcomed as a way to provide increased security for the hosted operating systems and applications, the types of attacks that may be targeted at the virtual machine monitor that controls and protects the virtual machines needs to be understood. In addition, tools that can perform static analysis of the virtual machine monitor

  17. Stability Analysis of a Reluctance-Synchronous Machine

    Microsoft Academic Search

    THOMAS A. LIPO; PAUL C. KRAUSE

    1967-01-01

    A stability study of a reluctance-synchronous machine (synchronous-induction machine) is performed by applying the Nyquist stability criterion to the equations which describe the behavior of the machine during small displacements about a steady- state operating point. This investigation reveals that machine instability can occur at low speeds (low frequencies) even though balanced, constant amplitude, sinusoidal voltages are applied to the

  18. NEW DEVELOPMENT OF TORQUE ANALYSIS OF SYNCHRONOUS MACHINE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    WANG. XIANGHENG; K. L. LO

    1997-01-01

    By using a multi-loop model, a new technique for analysing the torque of a synchronous machine is presented in this paper. The electro-magnetic torque of the machine which is very difficult to calculate in some operation conditions by other methods, can be obtained from the inductances of the machine and the currents of every loop of the machine, then the

  19. Machining Error Compensation Based on 3D Surface Model Modified by Measured Accuracy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abe, Go; Aritoshi, Masatoshi; Tomita, Tomoki; Shirase, Keiichi

    Recently, a demand for precision machining of dies and molds with complex shapes has been increasing. Although CNC machine tools are utilized widely for machining, still machining error compensation is required to meet the increasing demand of machining accuracy. However, the machining error compensation is an operation which takes huge amount of skill, time and cost. This paper deals with a new method of the machining error compensation. The 3D surface data of the machined part is modified according to the machining error measured by CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine). A compensated NC program is generated from the modified 3D surface data for the machining error compensation.

  20. Workout Machine

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    The Orbotron is a tri-axle exercise machine patterned after a NASA training simulator for astronaut orientation in the microgravity of space. It has three orbiting rings corresponding to roll, pitch and yaw. The user is in the middle of the inner ring with the stomach remaining in the center of all axes, eliminating dizziness. Human power starts the rings spinning, unlike the NASA air-powered system. Marketed by Fantasy Factory (formerly Orbotron, Inc.), the machine can improve aerobic capacity, strength and endurance in five to seven minute workouts.

  1. EERF (Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility) standard operating procedures for radon-222 measurement using charcoal canisters. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Gray, D.J.; Windham, S.T.

    1987-06-01

    This report describes in detail EPA's office of Radiation Programs Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility's standard operating procedures for radon-222 measurement using charcoal canisters. It lists the materials and equipment that are used and explains their laboratory and survey methods.

  2. High temperature process steam application at the Southern Union Refining Company, Hobbs, New Mexico. Solar energy in the oil patch. Final report, Phase III: operation, maintenance, and performance

    SciTech Connect

    Wilson, L.E.; McGuire, D.R.

    1984-05-01

    This final report summarizes the technical reports for Phase III of this project. The third phase included the operation, maintenance, upgrade and performance reporting of a 10,080 square foot Solar Industrial Process Heat System installed at the Famariss Energy Refinery of Southern Union Refining Company near Hobbs, New Mexico. This report contains a description of the upgraded system, and a summary of the overall operation, maintenance and performance of the installed system. The results of the upgrade activities can be seen in the last two months of operational data. Steam production was significantly greater in peak flow and monthly total than at any previous time. Also monthly total cost savings was greatly improved even though natural gas costs remain much lower than originally anticipated.

  3. Function Machine

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2011-01-01

    This Java applet allows learners to explore simple linear functions. Students determine the algebraic form of a linear equation by entering inputs into the machine and by looking for patterns in the outputs. The function rules available are: integers from -10 to 10 are either added to, subtracted from, or multiplied by the input x to yield the output y.

  4. Decoding Machine

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-10-22

    In this math lesson, learners explore variables and their uses. Learners pretend to be FBI agents and make a TOP SECRET tool that enables them to decode and find the values of hidden messages and words. Learners make their simple "decoding machines" out of paper and tape.

  5. Delay time optimization in blasting operations for mitigating the vibration-effects on final pit walls' stability

    Microsoft Academic Search

    X. Z. Shi; S. H. R Chen

    2011-01-01

    Blasting induced vibration is one of the fundamental problems in the open-pit mines and intense vibration can cause critical damage to structures and plants nearby the open-pit mines, especially to the final pit wall's stability. It is very important to study how to control vibration induced by blasting in the mitigation of negative effects of blasting in open-pit mines. This

  6. Machine Code Programming and Logic

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Priestley

    \\u000a The task of programming an automatic calculator or computer, usually referred to as ’coding’, was understood to be that of\\u000a specifying the sequence of operations that the machine would carry out in the course of a computation. Many different order\\u000a codes were possible for stored-program machines, and it was only through practical experience that the features of a successful\\u000a code

  7. Safety checking of machine code

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhichen Xu; Barton P. Miller; Thomas Reps

    2000-01-01

    We show how to determine statically whether it is safe for untrusted machine code to be loaded into a trusted host system.Our safety-checking technique operates directly on the untrusted machine-code program, requiring only that the initial inputs to the untrusted program be annotated with typestate information and linear constraints. This approach opens up the possibility of being able to certify

  8. The Gamma Database Machine Project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David J. Dewitt; Shahram Ghandeharizadeh; Donovan A. Schneider; Allan Bricker; Hui-i Hsiao; Rick Rasmussen

    1990-01-01

    This paper describes the design of the Gamma database machine and the techniques employed in its implementation.Gamma is a relational database machine currently operating on an Intel iPSC\\/2 hypercube with 32 processorsand 32 disk drives. Gamma employs three key technical ideas which enable the architecture to be scaled to100s of processors. First, all relations are horizontally partitioned across multiple disk

  9. Machining Damage in Edge Trimming of CFRP

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jamal Sheikh-Ahmad; Nebu Urban; Hossein Cheraghi

    2012-01-01

    Conventional machining processes such as turning, milling, drilling, abrasive cutting, and grinding are commonly used to bring composite parts to final shape and assembly requirements. However, due to the layered nature of these materials, their machining may generate undesirable defects such as delamination and high surface roughness. The service life of composite components is believed to be highly dependent on

  10. Etude et simulation des groupes convertisseurs-machines synchrones a six phases

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Doyon, Jean-Francois

    Since many years, multiphase (n > 3) machines represent a growing research interest in the electrical machines domain. This type of machine can be used for many systems like automotive electrical traction, electric ship propulsion, wind farms or high-power industrial applications. Above all multiphase machines, the six phases wounded rotor synchronous machine brings a huge interest. Subsequently, using that kind of machine in any application requires a good understanding of the machine model and its respective converters. Hence, simulation represents a great way to study the behaviour and design of such applications that uses six phases wounded rotor synchronous machines. The present research concerns the study and simulation of six phase synchronous machinesconverters systems. From this project resulted the implementation of the six phases wound rotor salient pole synchronous machine in the Demos library of Matlab SimPowerSytems. In terms of study, a six phase machine electric drive is designed as well as a six phase machine implementation in a type 4 wind farm. The modeling of the six phase synchronous machine is fully detailed for the electrical part and the mechanical part. Then, the voltage source inverter electric drive with hysteresis control is conceived. Simulations of torque control, speed control and degraded mode of the machine are executed. The results illustrate the electric drive efficiency. This is followed by the type 4 wind turbine application of the machine. The wind farm is connected to a 120 kV grid, where a voltage drop fault appears at the 120 kV bar for a duration of six 60 Hz cycles. The results show a good operation of the regulators during the fault. This application is also subjected to a degraded mode, where results illustrate once again a good system regulation. Also, for the electric drive and the wind farm applications, a comparative study is made for the use of an asymmetrical versus symmetrical winding configuration of the machine. It is shown that for these two configurations, the total harmonic distortion seen from the source are similar. Finally, detailed model and average model of the converters are made for the electric drive and the wind turbine. The results show great similarity between the models.

  11. Optimal flux weakening in surface PM machines using concentrated windings

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ayman M. EL-Refaie; Thomas M. Jahns

    2004-01-01

    A design approach is presented for achieving optimal flux weakening operation in surface PM synchronous machines by properly designing the machine's stator windings using concentrated, fractional-slot stator windings. This technique makes it possible to significantly increase the machine inductance in order to achieve the critical condition for providing wide speed ranges of constant-power operation. The conditions for optimal flux weakening

  12. ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE FINAL GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION, TEST AREA NORTH, OPERABLE UNIT 1-07B, FISCAL YEAR 2009

    SciTech Connect

    FORSYTHE, HOWARD S

    2010-04-14

    This Annual Report presents the data and evaluates the progress of the three-component remedy implemented for remediation of groundwater contamination at Test Area North, Operable Unit 1-07B, at the Idaho National Laboratory Site. Overall, each component is achieving progress toward the goal of total plume remediation. In situ bioremediation operations in the hot spot continue to operate as planned. Progress toward the remedy objectives is being made, as evidenced by continued reduction in the amount of accessible residual source and decreases in downgradient contaminant flux, with the exception of TAN-28. The injection strategy is maintaining effective anaerobic reductive dechlorination conditions, as evidenced by complete degradation of trichloroethene and ethene production in the biologically active wells. In the medial zone, the New Pump and Treat Facility operated in standby mode. Trichloroethene concentrations in the medial zone wells are significantly lower than the historically defined concentration range of 1,000 to 20,000 ?g/L. The trichloroethene concentrations in TAN-33, TAN-36, and TAN-44 continue to be below 200 ?g/L. Monitoring in the distal zone wells outside and downgradient of the plume boundary demonstrate that some plume expansion has occurred, but less than the amount allowed in the Record of Decision Amendment. Additional data need to be collected for wells in the monitored natural attenuation part of the plume to confirm that the monitored natural attenuation part of the remedy is proceeding as predicted in the modeling.

  13. A Study of Operator and Mechanic Training Needs in the Transit Industry. Volume I, Findings and Conclusions. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Henderson, Harold L.; And Others

    Surveys of 188 transit properties and on-site visits were conducted to determine training needs of operators and mechanics in the urban mass transportation industry. Volume I presents findings and conclusions of the study with reference to survey methodology, site visit interviews and observations, questionnaire results, and specific…

  14. Simple Machines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Wakild, Terri

    The goals for this introduction activity to Simple Machines are.: - Generate scientific questions about the world based on observation - Design and conduct scientific investigations - Use tools and equipment appropriate to scientific investigations - Use sources of information in support of scientific investigation - Write and follow procedures in the form of step-by-step instructions, formulas, flow diagram, and sketches - Show how common themes of science, mathematics, and technology apply in real-world contexts - Recognize the contributions made in science by cultures and individuals of diverse backgrounds - Design strategies for moving objects by application of forces, including the use of simple machines MERC Online Reviewer Comments: Good computer activities for under-represented students who want to pursue manufacturing education. Distance Learning is a plus.

  15. Simple Machines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Miss Stewart

    2010-03-24

    Can you identify the six types of simple machines? 1. What do you know about Inclined Planes? Draw an example on your graphic organizer and state one fact.Inclined Plane 2. What do you know about levers? Draw an example on your graphic organizer and state one fact.Lever. 3. What do you know about pulleys? Draw an example on your graphic organizer and ...

  16. Development by surface treatment of a high-operating temperature flue gas recuperator. Final report, July 1981June 1983

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kindlimann

    1983-01-01

    A user survey indicated that a significant number of furnaces having the potential for recuperation operate in the 1500° to 1800°F temperature range, for which suitable low-cost heat exchanger materials are not available. A literature survey on use of coatings to extend the service temperature capability of low-cost materials such as steels and lower grade stainless steels showed that diffusion

  17. Effects of operating Mt. Elbert pumped-storage powerplant on Twin Lakes, Colorado: 1982 report of findings. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    LaBounty, J.F.; Sartoris, J.J.; Lieberman, D.M.

    1984-09-01

    A series of studies is being performed to identify and quantify changes that occur in the aquatic ecology of Twin Lakes, Colorado, because of the Mt. Elbert Pumped-Storage Powerplant, which began operation in September 1981. The report presents results of studies done is 1982. These results, along with those from studies presently being done, will be compared with results from preoperational limnology studies at Twin Lakes from 1971 through 1981.

  18. Design, Fabrication, and Operation of Innovative Microalgae Culture Experiments for the Purpose of Producing Fuels: Final Report, Phase I

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1985-01-01

    A conceptual design was developed for a 1000-acre (water surface) algae culture facility for the production of fuels. The system is modeled after the shallow raceway system with mixing foils that is now being operated at the University of Hawaii. A computer economic model was created to calculate the discounted breakeven price of algae or fuels produced by the culture facility. A sensitivity analysis was done to estimate the impact of changes in important biological, engineering, and financial parameters on product price.

  19. Mining machine

    SciTech Connect

    Mendola, C.F.

    1981-11-03

    A mining machine is disclosed in which a cutting drum undercuts a vein of coal and side relief cutters make vertical kerfs in the vein upwardly from the undercut. A chisel plate is forced into the coal vein and breaks loose the material above the undercut and between the side relief cuts. The coal falls into conveyors and is loaded into mine shuttle cars for removal from the mine. The side relief cutters and chisel assembly are progressively raised to extract higher levels of coal from the vein until the desired roof height has been reached. The tramming track assembly, which propels the machine, may be rotated 90/sup 0/ to permit extraction from the vein immediately adjacent the initial extraction. All power supplied near the working face of the vein is hydraulic to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, and a water spray system minimizes dust circulation. Hydraulic roof and floor jacks are provided to increase the stability of the mining machine when exceptionally hard material is encountered in the coal vein.

  20. The Intimate Machine

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    This episode of the PBS television show Scientific American Frontiers, entitled "The Intimate Machine," aired on October 22, 2002. The show is divided into four segments. Interactive, animated computer characters created at the MIT Media Lab are the focus of the first part. The second shows a virtual dog that, just like a real pet, can be trained. Advanced monitoring devices that recognize human emotions are examined in the third segment, while the final part demonstrates a furry robot that emulates human emotions. In addition to being able to view the hour-long episode in streaming video on this site, users can also browse certain Web features.

  1. 29 CFR 1910.212 - General requirements for all machines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...the machines which usually require point of operation guarding: (a ) Guillotine cutters. (b ) Shears. (c ) Alligator shears. (d ) Power presses. (e ) Milling machines. (f ) Power saws. (g ) Jointers. (h )...

  2. 41 CFR 50-204.5 - Machine guarding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...following are some of the machines which usually require point of operation guarding: Guillotine cutters. Shears. Alligator shears. Power presses. Milling machines. Power saws. Jointers. Portable power tools. Forming rolls and...

  3. 41 CFR 50-204.5 - Machine guarding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...following are some of the machines which usually require point of operation guarding: Guillotine cutters. Shears. Alligator shears. Power presses. Milling machines. Power saws. Jointers. Portable power tools. Forming rolls and...

  4. 29 CFR 1910.212 - General requirements for all machines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...the machines which usually require point of operation guarding: (a ) Guillotine cutters. (b ) Shears. (c ) Alligator shears. (d ) Power presses. (e ) Milling machines. (f ) Power saws. (g ) Jointers. (h )...

  5. 29 CFR 1910.212 - General requirements for all machines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...the machines which usually require point of operation guarding: (a ) Guillotine cutters. (b ) Shears. (c ) Alligator shears. (d ) Power presses. (e ) Milling machines. (f ) Power saws. (g ) Jointers. (h )...

  6. 41 CFR 50-204.5 - Machine guarding.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...following are some of the machines which usually require point of operation guarding: Guillotine cutters. Shears. Alligator shears. Power presses. Milling machines. Power saws. Jointers. Portable power tools. Forming rolls and...

  7. Machine and plasma diagnostic instrumentation systems for the Tandem Mirror Experiment Upgrade

    SciTech Connect

    Coutts, G.W.; Coffield, F.E.; Lang, D.D.; Hornady, R.S.

    1981-10-02

    To evaluate performance of a second generation Tandem Mirror Machine, an extensive instrumentation system is being designed and installed as part of the major device fabrication. The systems listed will be operational during the start-up phase of the TMX Upgrade machine and provide bench marks for future performance data. In addition to plasma diagnostic instrumentation, machine parameter monitoring systems will be installed prior to machine operation. Simultaneous recording of machine parameters will permit evaluation of plasma parameters sensitive to machine conditions.

  8. Applications of the connection machine

    SciTech Connect

    Waltz, D.L.

    1987-01-01

    The Connection Machine development effort was initiated in the belief that parallel processing and artificial intelligence could together accelerate the rate of progress toward truly intelligent machines. This progress is the result of the ease with which the machine can be programmed and the dramatic increase in compute power that the machine can bring to bear. The authors have been able to run many trials of experiments in instances where previously, running just one would have been considered an achievement and no further experimentation would have been done. This has enabled exploring a great many more hypotheses and to work on much larger problems that had been possible on previous-generation artificial intelligence workstations. The ease of programming is in part the result of a decision to use existing serial machines (the Symbolics 3600 or Digital Equipment Corporation VAX), thus leaving unchanged the operating systems, editors, file systems, debuggers, network communications systems, and so on, so as to provide familiar programming environments. The Connection Machine is programmed in conservative extensions of Common Lisp and C. Users familiar with these languages and with front-end computer systems have been able to produce results on the Connection Machine on the first day that they use it.

  9. Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 8): Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Operable Unit 22), Colorado (sixth remedial action), Final report, May 3, 1990

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-05-03

    The 17,000-acre Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA) (Operable Unit 22) site is a former U.S. Army chemical warfare and incendiary munitions manufacturing and assembly plant in Adams County, Colorado. Operable Unit 22 (OU22), the Complex Disposal Trenches, is one of several areas being addressed as part of the Other Contaminated Sources Interim Remedial Action. These disposal trenches are located in the 107-acre Site 36-17N in the center of the RMA. During the 1940s and 1950s, this area was the primary disposal area for solid chemical waste, contaminated tools and equipment, rejected incendiaries, and empty munitions casings. This waste was decontaminated, placed in onsite pits, and burned using fuel oil to ensure complete decontamination. Salvageable materials such as metal were sold as scrap after burning, and nonsalvageable materials were buried in onsite pits. Investigations by RMA in 1988 and 1989 identified onsite contaminated soil and a variety of buried waste, including scrap metal, concrete rubble, wood, charcoal, drums of waste chemicals, and glass vials containing unknown liquids. The main source area for the contaminant plume, however, appears to be from upgradient trenches located south of Site 36-17N. The selected interim remedial action is designed to prevent taking measures that may be incompatible with final decisions. Therefore, the ROD will not address the primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil and ground water. Remediation of contaminated media will be a component of the final site remedy.

  10. (Design and operation of a portable ethanol plant). Final report. [Small-scale (5-10 gal/h)

    SciTech Connect

    Glenn, K.C.

    1983-09-25

    A portable distillation plant with a packed reflux column was designed and built that is capable of producing 10 to 15 gallons of 190 proof ethanol per hour. Several kinds of feedstocks were used to produce ethanol. Corn served as a good feedstock and was easily processed in the still. However, because of the present high prices of corn and the manual labor for operation it cannot be used to produce ethanol commercially as a fuel at prices competitive with petroleum fuels. Cellulosic feedstocks such as paper, sawdust and grasses and leaves were enzymatically degraded to sugars and fermented to ethanol. Because of the manual labor required and small capacity of the still total operation costs would preclude competitive fuel prices. However, such a plant could be used on a farm for production of a supplementary fuel or for independence from petroleum fuels. The trials with cellulosic materials did give evidence that such feedstocks are plausible sources for ethanol when produced on a large scale in an automated production plant. On a large scale basis ethanol could be produced competitively as an alternative fuel for gasoline.

  11. Coal unit trains: operations, maintenance, and technology. Volume 3. Maintenance of unit-train coal cars. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Mattison, P.D.

    1984-11-01

    This report is intended to help users of coal unit trains to understand what factors influence coal car maintenance costs, what are the expected ranges of those costs, and what options are available to car owners to control maintenance costs. To accomplish these objectives, car maintenance records were examined in light of car designs, car use, and certain characteristics of the railroads and utilities handling the cars, such as climate, terrain, and coal source. The cost of repairs and maintenance per car mile for the important mechanical subassemblies are identified and compared according to the organizations performing those repairs; the railroads, private repair shops, or utility-owned shops. To lend some further light on the advantages and disadvantages of utility-owned maintenance facilities, the cost of establishing and operating a hypothetical facility is analyzed. Important conclusions are that, in general, contract shops currently offer the greatest economy. Owner-operated shops show some advantages when the cost of capital is low and when particularly large fleets are to be maintained. Pooling of facilities to serve several separate but similar fleets may be one method for utilities to take advantage of economies of scale. 5 figures, 18 tables.

  12. Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 4): Celanese (Shelby Fiber Operations), Inc. (Second Remedial Action), March 1989. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-03-28

    The 450-acre Celanese Fiber Operations (CFO) site is a polyester raw-material production facility located in Cleveland County, North Carolina. The plant's facilities include a plant production area, waste-water treatment area, former waste-disposal areas, and a land farm area. The plant began operations in 1960 as Fiber Industries, Inc. and manufactured polyester polymer chip and filament yarn using the chemicals dimethyl terephthalate and ethylene glycol. Chemical wastes were dumped directly into a drainage ditch. Treated effluent has been discharged to Buffalo Creek since the mid-1960s when Fiber Industries, Inc. completed construction of the treatment facility. Celanese Corporation bought the site and facilities in 1983. In addition to the discharge from the waste water treatment plant, CFO also discharges also discharges alum-treated bandcaster water directly to Buffalo Creek. A 1988 Record of Decision addressed extraction and treatment of contaminated ground water. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil and sediment are VOCs including benzene and TCE; other organics including phenols and PAHs; and metals including lead and chronium.

  13. Regulatory analysis for amendments to regulations for the environmental review for renewal of nuclear power plant operating licenses. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-05-01

    This regulatory analysis provides the supporting information for a proposed rule that will amend the Nuclear Regulatory Commission`s environmental review requirements for applications for renewal of nuclear power plant operating licenses. The objective of the proposed rulemaking is to improve regulatory efficiency by providing for the generic evaluation of certain environmental impacts associated with nuclear plant license renewal. After considering various options, the staff identified and analyzed two major alternatives. With Alternative A, the existing regulations would not be amended. This option requires that environmental reviews be performed under the existing regulations. Alternative B is to assess, on a generic basis, the environmental impacts of renewing the operating license of individual nuclear power plants, and define the issues that will need to be further analyzed on a case-by-case basis. In addition, Alternative B removes from NRC`s review certain economics-related issues. The findings of this assessment are to be codified in 10 CFR 51. The staff has selected Alternative B as the preferred alternative.

  14. Diamond turning machine controller implementation

    SciTech Connect

    Garrard, K.P.; Taylor, L.W.; Knight, B.F.; Fornaro, R.J.

    1988-12-01

    The standard controller for a Pnuemo ASG 2500 Diamond Turning Machine, an Allen Bradley 8200, has been replaced with a custom high-performance design. This controller consists of four major components. Axis position feedback information is provided by a Zygo Axiom 2/20 laser interferometer with 0.1 micro-inch resolution. Hardware interface logic couples the computers digital and analog I/O channels to the diamond turning machine`s analog motor controllers, the laser interferometer, and other machine status and control information. It also provides front panel switches for operator override of the computer controller and implement the emergency stop sequence. The remaining two components, the control computer hardware and software, are discussed in detail below.

  15. Interim status standards for owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities--Environmental Protection Agency. Interim final rule and interim final amendments to rules and request for comments.

    PubMed

    1981-11-17

    The Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] has issued standards applicable to owners and operators of hazardous waste management facilities as required by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act [RCRA]. One of these standards bans the disposal of most containerized liquid hazardous waste in landfills, effective November 19, 1981. As a result of reconsideration of this restriction, EPA is today promulgating an interim final rule to allow the disposal of small containers of liquid and solid hazardous waste in landfills provided that the wastes are placed in overpacked drums [lab packs] in the manner specified in today's rule. The purpose of today's rule is to provide an environmental sound disposal option for generators of small containers of hazardous wastes, such as laboratories. PMID:10253364

  16. Speed-Selector Guard For Machine Tool

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shakhshir, Roda J.; Valentine, Richard L.

    1992-01-01

    Simple guardplate prevents accidental reversal of direction of rotation or sudden change of speed of lathe, milling machine, or other machine tool. Custom-made for specific machine and control settings. Allows control lever to be placed at only one setting. Operator uses handle to slide guard to engage or disengage control lever. Protects personnel from injury and equipment from damage occurring if speed- or direction-control lever inadvertently placed in wrong position.

  17. Development of electrolysis-cell separator for 125/sup 0/C operation. Advanced alkaline electrolysis cell development. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Murray, J N

    1983-03-01

    This report contains the findings of a seven-month contracted effort. The major technical task involved a 125/sup 0/C operating temperature test of the 20 v/o polybenzimidazole (PBI) - 80 v/o potassium titanate (K/sub 2/TiO/sub 3/) separator in combination with the nickel-molybdenum cathode electrocatalyst system dubbed the C-AN cathode using the ARIES test system which was developed previously. The test of the PBI-K/sub 2/TiO/sub 3/ separator was only partially successful. The anticipated 1.85 (75/sup 0/C) and 1.75 volt per cell (100/sup 0/C) input requirement at 550 ma/cm/sup 2/ were surpassed slightly. The test module operated stably for about 550 hr. Although there were some mechanical difficulties with the ARIES test unit, testing at 125/sup 0/C proceeded from 745 hr on test until the test was terminated at 2318 operating hours to allow diagnostic disassembly. The input voltage degraded to a value of 1.82 volt per cell at 125/sup 0/C which is unacceptable. Diagnostic disassembly showed the PBI portion of the separator was no longer present. PBI had been shown to be stable in 123/sup 0/C, 45 w/o KOH solutions in a 1000-hr test. The attack is suggested to be attributable to a peroxide or perchlorate type oxidizer which would be unique to the electrolysis mode and probably not present in alkaline fuel cell applications. Recommendations for further testing include an evaluation of the chemical compatibility of PBI with alkaline/oxidizer solutions and endurance testing the C-AN cathode with new improved anode structures at 125/sup 0/C using asbestos separators in combination with a silicate saturated KOH electrolyte. Demonstration of the stability of this 1.65 volt per cell (90% voltage efficiency) technology at 500 ma/cm/sup 2/ will document an inexpensive and intelligent hydrogen production process which will satisfy the needs of the United States in the 1990s.

  18. Initial operation of the Tevatron collider

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, R.

    1987-03-01

    The Tevatron is now the highest energy proton synchrotron and the only accelerator made with superconducting magnets. Operating since 1983 as a fixed-target machine at energies up to 800 GeV, it has now been modified to operate as a 900 GeV antiproton-proton collider. This paper describes the initial operation of the machine in this mode. The new features of the Fermilab complex, including the antiproton source and the Main Ring injector with its two overpasses and new rf requirements, are discussed. Beam characteristics in the Tevatron (including lifetimes, emittances, luminosity, beam-beam tune shifts, backgrounds, and low beta complications), the coordination of the steps in the accelerator chain, and the commissioning history are also discussed. Finally, some plans for the improvement of the collider are presented.

  19. United States Department of Energy`s electric and hybrid vehicle site operator program. Final report, April 1991--September 1996

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1997-11-06

    Drivers in San Juan County, which, is comprised of islands making for short distances on rural (low speed limits) roads, found that present day electric vehicle technology can work in certain applications. An honest, accurate appraisal of the expectations of the vehicle is essential. When needs and capabilities are able to match up, then successful ownership and operation can occur. Today`s EV technology can accomplish certain driving tasks. Careful, honest analysis what is expected of the car can lead to a rewarding EV driving experience. Providing recharge locations in the community proved essential of the peace of mind of the EV driver. Since heating and air conditioning represent electric loads whose reduces range, a moderate to warm year round climate is best for today`s EV. Also, even limited solar recharging has been determined to improve battery pack life.

  20. Emission factors for compression ignition nonroad engines operated on No. 2 highway and nonroad diesel fuel. Final technical report

    SciTech Connect

    Fritz, S.G.; Starr, M.E.

    1998-03-01

    The purpose of this Work Assignment was to assess the emissions from various nonroad diesel engines using nonroad and highway fuels. Regulated exhaust emissions (HC, CO, NOx, and PM) information was generated for both steady-state and transient engine operation from a total of nine in-use heavy-duty nonroad diesel engines. There were three agricultural tractor engines greater than 175 hp, three engines greater than 175 hp from construction equipment, and three engines less than 175 hp from construction equipment. The model years of the engines tested ranged from 1988 to 1997. This report also documents repairs that were required on four of the nine engines before testing could be performed. Data from this Work Assignment will be useful in assessing the nonroad emissions inventory.

  1. Commercialization of waste gob gas and methane produced in conjunction with coal mining operations. Final report, August 1992--December 1993

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-12-01

    The primary objectives of the project were to identify and evaluate existing processes for (1) using gas as a feedstock for production of marketable, value-added commodities, and (2) enriching contaminated gas to pipeline quality. The following gas conversion technologies were evaluated: (1) transformation to liquid fuels, (2) manufacture of methanol, (3) synthesis of mixed alcohols, and (4) conversion to ammonia and urea. All of these involved synthesis gas production prior to conversion to the desired end products. Most of the conversion technologies evaluated were found to be mature processes operating at a large scale. A drawback in all of the processes was the need to have a relatively pure feedstock, thereby requiring gas clean-up prior to conversion. Despite this requirement, the conversion technologies were preliminarily found to be marginally economic. However, the prohibitively high investment for a combined gas clean-up/conversion facility required that REI refocus the project to investigation of gas enrichment alternatives. Enrichment of a gas stream with only one contaminant is a relatively straightforward process (depending on the contaminant) using available technology. However, gob gas has a unique nature, being typically composed of from constituents. These components are: methane, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide and water vapor. Each of the four contaminants may be separated from the methane using existing technologies that have varying degrees of complexity and compatibility. However, the operating and cost effectiveness of the combined system is dependent on careful integration of the clean-up processes. REI is pursuing Phase 2 of this project for demonstration of a waste gas enrichment facility using the approach described above. This is expected to result in the validation of the commercial and technical viability of the facility, and the refinement of design parameters.

  2. Machine Design

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website, the homepage of Machine Design.com, contains resources on a variety of information for engineers and technicians related to devices, components, design applications, products, and systems in the manufacturing technology sector. The site also features a CAD library, eBooks, audiovisual aids, webinars, whitepapers and a reference center. Some of the resources require a free login. The page offers an RSS feed to keep users up to date on new resources. A free login may be required to access some of these items.

  3. Application of machine vision to electronic toll and traffic management

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    D Agostino, Salvatore A.

    1995-12-01

    The use of machine vision in electronic toll and traffic management applications has significantly increased since its commercial introduction in the 1980's. This paper will review the types of applications currently using machine vision systems. The paper will then look at the types of machine vision systems and their evolution. Finally the paper will examine some current applications of machine vision to electronic toll automatic vehicle classification and violation enforcement.

  4. Course info Machine Learning

    E-print Network

    Shi, Qinfeng "Javen"

    Course info Machine Learning Real life problems Lecture 1: Machine Learning Problem Qinfeng (Javen) Shi 28 July 2014 Intro. to Stats. Machine Learning COMP SCI 4401/7401 Qinfeng (Javen) Shi Lecture 1: Machine Learning Problem #12;Course info Machine Learning Real life problems Table of Contents I 1 Course

  5. Machine Shop. Performance Objectives. Basic Course.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hilton, Arthur; Lambert, George

    Several intermediate performance objectives and corresponding criterion measures are listed for each of 13 terminal objectives for a high school basic machine shop course. The materials were developed for a 36-week course (2 hours daily) designed to enable students to become familiar with the operation of machine shop equipment, to become familiar…

  6. Special Machines; Apparel Manufacturing: 9377.10.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.

    This course allows students who are interested in careers in apparel manufacturing to learn the techniques for operating the various types of special machines used for finishing garments professionally and for specialty work. Course content includes goals, specific objectives, orientation, safety practices, special machines, assembling a child's…

  7. Experiments in Remote Human\\/Machine Interaction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    BRENDA J. DUNNE; ROBERT G. JAHN

    1992-01-01

    Several extensive experimental studies of human\\/machine interac- tions wherein the human operators and the target machines are separated by dis- tances of up to several thousand miles yield anomalous results comparable in scale and character to those produced under conditions of physical proximity. The output distributions of random binary events produced by a variety of micro- electronic random and pseudorandom

  8. Fiber optic strain measurement for machine monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. Hoffmann; M. S. Mueller; A. W. Koch

    2007-01-01

    Monitoring machines during operation is an important issue in measurement engineering. The usual approach to monitoring specific machine components is using strain gauges. Strain gauges, however, may sometimes not be used if conditions are harsh or installation space is limited. Fiber optic sensors seem to be an alternative here, but dynamic health monitoring has been dificult so far. The focus

  9. Machine Tool Series. Duty Task List.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    This task list is intended for use in planning and/or evaluating a competency-based course to prepare machine tool, drill press, grinding machine, lathe, mill, and/or power saw operators. The listing is divided into six sections, with each one outlining the tasks required to perform the duties that have been identified for the given occupation.…

  10. A network of dynamically microprogrammable machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Scott Davidson

    1975-01-01

    The MESH research group at the University of Illinois is currently designing a network of minicomputers. Extensions allowing some of the machines making up this network to be dynamically microprogrammable are proposed. These microprogrammable machines will be able to be reconfigured into specialized processors designed to run specific jobs efficiently. Modifications to the network operating system required by this extension

  11. Performance analysis of asynchronized synchronous machine

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. W. HOGG; M. RAMA MURTHI

    1973-01-01

    An asynchronized synchronous machine has two field windings and two special excitation control systems. The paper examines the performance of this type of machine during both synchronous and asynchronous operating conditions. The results illustrate the effects of subsidiary feedback signals in the control loops on equilibrium conditions and stability. They are supported by analysis, which establishes the conditions for stability

  12. Real-Time Mode-Machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen Paynter

    1996-01-01

    Modes are a natural abstract way of structuring the behaviour of complex systems. The different ways in which a system can operate are associated with different modes, and transitions link modes to form mode-machines. However, mode-machines need a precise semantics if they are to be used for specifying the behaviour of critical systems. This paper analyses the possible relationships between

  13. Final Report, Materials for Industrial Heat Recovery Systems, Task 1 Improved Materials and Operation of Recuperators for Aluminum Melting Furnaces

    SciTech Connect

    Keiser, James R.; Sarma, Gorti B.; Thekdi, Arvind; Meisner Roberta A.; Phelps, Tony; Willoughby, Adam W.; Gorog, J. Peter; Zeh, John; Ningileri, Shridas; Liu, Yansheng; Xiao, Chenghe

    2007-09-30

    Production of aluminum is a very energy intensive process which is increasingly more important in the USA. This project concentrated on the materials issues associated with recovery of energy from the flue gas stream in the secondary industry where scrap and recycled metal are melted in large furnaces using gas fired burners. Recuperators are one method used to transfer heat from the flue gas to the air intended for use in the gas burners. By preheating this combustion air, less fuel has to be used to raise the gas temperature to the desired level. Recuperators have been successfully used to preheat the air, however, in many cases the metallic recuperator tubes have a relatively limited lifetime – 6 to 9 months. The intent of this project was to determine the cause of the rapid tube degradation and then to recommend alternative materials or operating conditions to prolong life of the recuperator tubes. The first step to understanding degradation of the tubes was to examine exposed tubes to identify the corrosion products. Analyses of the surface scales showed primarily iron oxides rather than chromium oxide suggesting the tubes were probably cycled to relatively high temperatures to the extent that cycling and subsequent oxide spalling reduced the surface concentration of chromium below a critical level. To characterize the temperatures reached by the tubes, thermocouples were mounted on selected tubes and the temperatures measured. During the several hour furnace cycle, tube temperatures well above 1000°C were regularly recorded and, on some occasions, temperatures of more than 1100°C were measured. Further temperature characterization was done with an infrared camera, and this camera clearly showed the variations in temperature across the first row of tubes in the four recuperator modules. Computational fluid dynamics was used to model the flow of combustion air in the tubes and the flue gas around the outside of the tubes. This modeling showed the distribution of air in the tubes was not at all uniform, and it was strongly affected by velocity and the turbulence created by items in the lower plenum such as the fork lift slots, structural members, and broken spiral fins originally intended to promote non-linear flow in the tubes. Finite element modeling of the stresses developed between tubes in the first and second rows showed how stresses could become large enough to account for the bending and bowing of tubes in the first row. To prevent rapid degradation and subsequently short lifetimes of recuperator tubes two approaches were offered. Alloys that form an aluminum oxide surface layer would be more likely to survive the excursions to very high temperatures. However, availability of these alloys in the tube sizes required might be an issue as might the ability of welding these alloys to the other recuperator components. The other approach would entail improving the design of the recuperator module and to change operating procedures to avoid conditions where very hot flue gases are flowing across the recuperator tubes at times when reduced combustion air is flowing through the recuperator tubes.

  14. Development by surface treatment of a high-operating temperature flue gas recuperator. Final report, July 1981-June 1983

    SciTech Connect

    Kindlimann, L.E.

    1983-08-25

    A user survey indicated that a significant number of furnaces having the potential for recuperation operate in the 1500/sup 0/ to 1800/sup 0/F temperature range, for which suitable low-cost heat exchanger materials are not available. A literature survey on use of coatings to extend the service temperature capability of low-cost materials such as steels and lower grade stainless steels showed that diffusion aluminide coating from the gaseous phase (i.e., chemical vapor deposition) was the most promising approach. The program plan featured comparison of vendor capabilities using coupons, followed by coating small plate-fin and tubular heat exchanger segments. Most testing was conducted in air at 1600/sup 0/ to 1800/sup 0/F; a few tests were conducted in sea salt-contminated air at 1600/sup 0/F and in SO/sub 2/-contaminated air at 1800/sup 0/F. Three coating vendors were selected to aluminize small coupons for oxidation testing. The samples of 409 stainless steel were coated over one-half the area on each side with Ni-Cr-Si-B filler metal per AMS 4777 (or AWS BNi-2). The same filler metal was used to join together pieces of 0.009-in. Fe-Ti(IF) to achieve a thickness comparable to the other three materials (0.015 to 0.020 in.). With the exception of 409/4777 tested in air at 1800/sup 0/F, at least one coupon specimen of each material lasted through the 5000-h test period in plain air at either 1600/sup 0/ or 1800/sup 0/F. The brazed 409 developed extensive oxidation at the braze-to-parent metal runout line (halfway up the specimen), which then progressed into the 409. Conversely, in the 0.5 percent SO/sub 2/ test, the nickel-based 4777 braze was attacked preferentially. Modified coatings and materials for application to brazed construction were also tested.

  15. Face Recognition in Humans and Machines

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    O'Toole, Alice; Tistarelli, Massimo

    The study of human face recognition by psychologists and neuroscientists has run parallel to the development of automatic face recognition technologies by computer scientists and engineers. In both cases, there are analogous steps of data acquisition, image processing, and the formation of representations that can support the complex and diverse tasks we accomplish with faces. These processes can be understood and compared in the context of their neural and computational implementations. In this chapter, we present the essential elements of face recognition by humans and machines, taking a perspective that spans psychological, neural, and computational approaches. From the human side, we overview the methods and techniques used in the neurobiology of face recognition, the underlying neural architecture of the system, the role of visual attention, and the nature of the representations that emerges. From the computational side, we discuss face recognition technologies and the strategies they use to overcome challenges to robust operation over viewing parameters. Finally, we conclude the chapter with a look at some recent studies that compare human and machine performances at face recognition.

  16. Mind & Machine

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Dunn, Ashley.

    Mind & Machine is a weekly column provided by Ashley Dunn for the New York Times Cybertimes that discusses topics related to computing, technology, and the Internet. Recent columns have addressed the topics of the development of Internet telephony, possible futures of user interfaces, the history of technology and standards, and the Internet as a vehicle for community. Articles are well written, opinionated, and thought provoking. Mr. Dunn is a free lance writer who has written for such papers as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the South China Morning Post. Note that the site is available only upon registration and is free of charge only in the US.

  17. Operation of beam line facilities for real-time x-ray studies at Sector 7 of the advanced photon source. Final Report

    SciTech Connect

    Clarke, Roy

    2003-09-10

    This Final Report documents the research accomplishments achieved in the first phase of operations of a new Advanced Photon Source beam line (7-ID MHATT-CAT) dedicated to real-time x-ray studies. The period covered by this report covers the establishment of a world-class facility for time-dependent x-ray studies of materials. During this period many new and innovative research programs were initiated at Sector 7 with support of this grant, most notably using a combination of ultrafast lasers and pulsed synchrotron radiation. This work initiated a new frontier of materials research: namely, the study of the dynamics of materials under extreme conditions of high intensity impulsive laser irradiation.

  18. Framewise phone classification using support vector machines 

    E-print Network

    Salomon, Jesper; King, Simon; Osborne, Miles

    We describe the use of Support Vector Machines for phonetic classification on the TIMIT corpus. Unlike previous work, in which entire phonemes are classified, our system operates in a framewise manner and is intended for ...

  19. Mill profiler machines soft materials accurately

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rauschl, J. A.

    1966-01-01

    Mill profiler machines bevels, slots, and grooves in soft materials, such as styrofoam phenolic-filled cores, to any desired thickness. A single operator can accurately control cutting depths in contour or straight line work.

  20. Building and simulating protein machines

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Katebi, Ataur Rahim

    Glycolysis is a central metabolic pathway, present in almost all organisms, that produces energy. The pathway has been extensively investigated by biochemists. There is a significant body of structural and biochemical information about this pathway. The complete pathway is a ten step process. At each step, a specific chemical reaction is catalyzed by a specific enzyme. Fructose bisphosphate aldolase (FBA) and triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) catalyze the fourth and the fifth steps on the pathway. This thesis investigates the possible substrate transfer mechanism between FBA and TIM. FBA cleaves its substrate, the six-carbon fructose-1,6-bisphosphate (FBP), into two three-carbon products -- glyceraldehydes 3-phosphate (GAP) and dihydroxy acetone phosphate (DHAP). One component of these two products, DHAP, is the substrate for TIM and the other component GAP goes directly to GAPDH, the subsequent enzyme on the pathway. TIM converts DHAP to GAP and delivers the product to GAPDH. I employ Elastic Network Models (ENM) to investigate the mechanistic and dynamic aspects of the functionality of FBA and TIM enzymes -- (1) the effects of the oligomerization of these two enzymes on their functional dynamics and the coordination of the individual protein's structural components along the functional region; and (2) the mechanistic synchrony of these two protein machines that may enable them to operate in a coordinated fashion as a conjugate machine -- transferring the product from FBA as substrate to TIM. A macromolecular machine comprised of FBA and TIM will facilitate the substrate catalysis mechanism and the product flow between FBA and TIM. Such a machine could be used as a functional unit in building a larger a machine for the structural modeling of the whole glycolysis pathway. Building such machines for the glycolysis pathway may reveal the interplay of the enzymes as a complete machine. Also the methods and insights developed from the efforts to build such large machines could be applied to build macromolecular structures for other biologically important clusters of interacting enzymes centered around individual metabolic pathways.

  1. DRILLING MACHINES GENERAL INFORMATION

    E-print Network

    Gellman, Andrew J.

    hand-held power drills to bench mounted and finally floor-mounted models. They can perform operations tool is withdrawn from 4-2 the work. Feed pressure applied to the sleeve by hand or power causes. Wipe all spindles and sleeves free of grit to a

  2. Integrating Vibration, Motor Current, and Wear Particle Analysis with Machine Operating State for On-line Machinery Prognostics\\/Diagnostics Systems (MPROS)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dana Martin; Joe Van Dyke

    Integration of system process information with expert system vibration analysis to improve the accuracy of rotating machinery fault detection in on-line condition monitoring systems is the main focus of this paper. An overview of the condition based maintenance system MPROS (Machinery Prognostics\\/Diagnostics System) being developed for the US Navy is presented. Details are provided regarding several currently operating prototype systems

  3. Chip breaking system for automated machine tool

    DOEpatents

    Arehart, Theodore A. (Clinton, TN); Carey, Donald O. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1987-01-01

    The invention is a rotary selectively directional valve assembly for use in an automated turret lathe for directing a stream of high pressure liquid machining coolant to the interface of a machine tool and workpiece for breaking up ribbon-shaped chips during the formation thereof so as to inhibit scratching or other marring of the machined surfaces by these ribbon-shaped chips. The valve assembly is provided by a manifold arrangement having a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart ports each coupled to a machine tool. The manifold is rotatable with the turret when the turret is positioned for alignment of a machine tool in a machining relationship with the workpiece. The manifold is connected to a non-rotational header having a single passageway therethrough which conveys the high pressure coolant to only the port in the manifold which is in registry with the tool disposed in a working relationship with the workpiece. To position the machine tools the turret is rotated and one of the tools is placed in a material-removing relationship of the workpiece. The passageway in the header and one of the ports in the manifold arrangement are then automatically aligned to supply the machining coolant to the machine tool workpiece interface for breaking up of the chips as well as cooling the tool and workpiece during the machining operation.

  4. Looking west at Machine Shop (Bldg. 163) south bay interior. ...

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

    Looking west at Machine Shop (Bldg. 163) south bay interior. Note the Shaw 15-ton bridge crane. This portion of the building housed machine tools and locomotive component repair functions that supported the erecting shop operations - Atchison, Topeka, Santa Fe Railroad, Albuquerque Shops, Machine Shop, 908 Second Street, Southwest, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, NM

  5. MACHINABILITY OF NICKEL-BASED HIGH TEMPERATURE ALLOYS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Arunachalam; M. A. Mannan

    2000-01-01

    Nickel-based high temperature alloys have excellent physical properties, which make them ideal for use in the manufacture of aerospace components. However, they exhibit poor machinability. Though conventional machining in industries is currently being carried out using carbide tools, there is little scope for improving the material removal rate. Machining, being a major operation, needs to be improved in order to

  6. Fuzzy modelling of machine-tool cutting process

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. Aguero; J. R. Alique; R. Haber; Cristina Rodriguez

    1993-01-01

    Fuzzy control of machining process is a very promissory approach, taking into account the machine-tool complexity and efficiency. Creation of the knowledge base for this fuzzy controller requires something more than operators experience: an objective support. Such objective support is to be obtained from experiments, during which the machine-tool actually performs the cutting process and the corresponding input and output

  7. Design and performance of a small precision CNC turning machine

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. R. Donaldson; D. C. Thompson; E LOEWEN

    1986-01-01

    This paper describes the design of a CNC turning machine that is capable of machining workpieces up to 100 mm in diameter with a high contour accuracy and a very low surface roughness. Two nearly identical machines have been built and put into operation using this design, one for serial parts manufacture and the other for research into improving the

  8. 49 CFR 214.341 - Roadway maintenance machines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Roadway maintenance machines. 214.341 Section 214.341 Transportation...Protection § 214.341 Roadway maintenance machines. (a) Each employer shall include...operate or work near roadway maintenance machines. Those provisions shall address:...

  9. 40 CFR 63.462 - Batch cold cleaning machine standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Batch cold cleaning machine standards. 63.462 Section 63...Cleaning § 63.462 Batch cold cleaning machine standards. (a) Each owner or operator...an immersion batch cold solvent cleaning machine shall comply with the requirements...

  10. 49 CFR 214.341 - Roadway maintenance machines.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false Roadway maintenance machines. 214.341 Section 214.341 Transportation...Protection § 214.341 Roadway maintenance machines. (a) Each employer shall include...operate or work near roadway maintenance machines. Those provisions shall address:...

  11. 40 CFR 63.462 - Batch cold cleaning machine standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Batch cold cleaning machine standards. 63.462 Section 63...Cleaning § 63.462 Batch cold cleaning machine standards. (a) Each owner or operator...an immersion batch cold solvent cleaning machine shall comply with the requirements...

  12. Method of fabricating a micro machine

    DOEpatents

    Stalford, Harold L

    2014-11-11

    A micro machine may be in or less than the micrometer domain. The micro machine may include a micro actuator and a micro shaft coupled to the micro actuator. The micro shaft is operable to be driven by the micro actuator. A tool is coupled to the micro shaft and is operable to perform work in response to at least motion of the micro shaft.

  13. Mechanical design of walking machines.

    PubMed

    Arikawa, Keisuke; Hirose, Shigeo

    2007-01-15

    The performance of existing actuators, such as electric motors, is very limited, be it power-weight ratio or energy efficiency. In this paper, we discuss the method to design a practical walking machine under this severe constraint with focus on two concepts, the gravitationally decoupled actuation (GDA) and the coupled drive. The GDA decouples the driving system against the gravitational field to suppress generation of negative power and improve energy efficiency. On the other hand, the coupled drive couples the driving system to distribute the output power equally among actuators and maximize the utilization of installed actuator power. First, we depict the GDA and coupled drive in detail. Then, we present actual machines, TITAN-III and VIII, quadruped walking machines designed on the basis of the GDA, and NINJA-I and II, quadruped wall walking machines designed on the basis of the coupled drive. Finally, we discuss walking machines that travel on three-dimensional terrain (3D terrain), which includes the ground, walls and ceiling. Then, we demonstrate with computer simulation that we can selectively leverage GDA and coupled drive by walking posture control. PMID:17148055

  14. Bacteriological quality of drinks from vending machines.

    PubMed Central

    Hunter, P. R.; Burge, S. H.

    1986-01-01

    A survey on the bacteriological quality of both drinking water and flavoured drinks from coin-operated vending machines is reported. Forty-four per cent of 25 drinking water samples examined contained coliforms and 84% had viable counts of greater than 1000 organisms ml at 30 degrees C. Thirty-one flavoured drinks were examined; 6% contained coliforms and 39% had total counts greater than 1000 organisms ml. It is suggested that the D.H.S.S. code of practice on coin-operated vending machines is not being followed. It is also suggested that drinking water alone should not be dispensed from such machines. PMID:3794325

  15. Man-systems integration and the man-machine interface

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hale, Joseph P.

    1990-01-01

    Viewgraphs on man-systems integration and the man-machine interface are presented. Man-systems integration applies the systems' approach to the integration of the user and the machine to form an effective, symbiotic Man-Machine System (MMS). A MMS is a combination of one or more human beings and one or more physical components that are integrated through the common purpose of achieving some objective. The human operator interacts with the system through the Man-Machine Interface (MMI).

  16. Sustainment Operations Team Final Report

    E-print Network

    Harris, Wesley

    Improvement of Mission Capable Rate (MCR) depends on factors such as transportation & logistics, resource loading & scheduling, and Available Parts & materials (AP&M). As shown in Figure 1, AP&M is a function of forecasting ...

  17. Development of Lathe Attachment for a CNC Machine

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Roy, V.; Kumar, S.

    2013-04-01

    A lathe attachment has been developed for an existing CNC machine (installed with rapid prototyping attachment) using conceptual design. The CNC machine operates on mechatronic controls and a computer interface called CAMSOFT, and is used as a CNC Lathe after installing the respective attachment to it. The conceptual design phase, starts from an idea and different components of the lathe are designed as attachment using CAD modelling and is followed by fabrication phase. The lathe attachment is successfully developed and is installed to the CNC machine. The working of the CNC Lathe attachment is checked by making some machining operation like turning and thread cutting. The machining operations are successfully done. The CNC machine becomes multifunctional with the presently developed lathe attachment and the existing RP (rapid prototyping) attachment, and can be used accordingly by installing the respective attachment to it. The CNC machine is useful for carrying research work in both the fields, when installed with the appropriate attachment.

  18. Construction and operation of a support facilities (Building 729) for operation/testing of a prototype accelerator/storage ring (XLS) and machine shop for the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York. Environmental assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-06-01

    Proposed action is to construct at BNL a 5,600-ft{sup 2} support building, install and operate a prototypic 200 MeV accelerator and a prototypic 700 MeV storage ring within, and to construct and operate a 15 kV substation to power the building. The accelerator and storage ring would comprise the x-ray lithography source or XLS.

  19. Construction and operation of a support facilities (Building 729) for operation/testing of a prototype accelerator/storage ring (XLS) and machine shop for the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-06-01

    Proposed action is to construct at BNL a 5,600-ft[sup 2] support building, install and operate a prototypic 200 MeV accelerator and a prototypic 700 MeV storage ring within, and to construct and operate a 15 kV substation to power the building. The accelerator and storage ring would comprise the x-ray lithography source or XLS.

  20. The science of and advanced technology for cost-effective manufacture of high precision engineering products. Volume 4. Thermal effects on the accuracy of numerically controlled machine tool

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Venugopal, R.; Barash, M. M.; Liu, C. R.

    1985-10-01

    Thermal effects on the accuracy of numerically controlled machine tools are specially important in the context of unmanned manufacture or under conditions of precision metal cutting. Removal of the operator from the direct control of the metal cutting process has created problems in terms of maintaining accuracy. The objective of this research is to study thermal effects on the accuracy of numerically controlled machine tools. The initial part of the research report is concerned with the analysis of a hypothetical machine. The thermal characteristics of this machine are studied. Numerical methods for evaluating the errors exhibited by the slides of the machine are proposed and the possibility of predicting thermally induced errors by the use of regression equations is investigated. A method for computing the workspace error is also presented. The final part is concerned with the actual measurement of errors on a modern CNC machining center. Thermal influences on the errors is the main objective of the experimental work. Thermal influences on the errors of machine tools are predictable. Techniques for determining thermal effects on machine tools at a design stage are also presented. ; Error models and prediction; Metrology; Automation.

  1. Minimal universal quantum heat machine.

    PubMed

    Gelbwaser-Klimovsky, D; Alicki, R; Kurizki, G

    2013-01-01

    In traditional thermodynamics the Carnot cycle yields the ideal performance bound of heat engines and refrigerators. We propose and analyze a minimal model of a heat machine that can play a similar role in quantum regimes. The minimal model consists of a single two-level system with periodically modulated energy splitting that is permanently, weakly, coupled to two spectrally separated heat baths at different temperatures. The equation of motion allows us to compute the stationary power and heat currents in the machine consistent with the second law of thermodynamics. This dual-purpose machine can act as either an engine or a refrigerator (heat pump) depending on the modulation rate. In both modes of operation, the maximal Carnot efficiency is reached at zero power. We study the conditions for finite-time optimal performance for several variants of the model. Possible realizations of the model are discussed. PMID:23410316

  2. Man/Machine Interaction Dynamics And Performance (MMIDAP) capability

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Frisch, Harold P.

    1991-01-01

    The creation of an ability to study interaction dynamics between a machine and its human operator can be approached from a myriad of directions. The Man/Machine Interaction Dynamics and Performance (MMIDAP) project seeks to create an ability to study the consequences of machine design alternatives relative to the performance of both machine and operator. The class of machines to which this study is directed includes those that require the intelligent physical exertions of a human operator. While Goddard's Flight Telerobotic's program was expected to be a major user, basic engineering design and biomedical applications reach far beyond telerobotics. Ongoing efforts are outlined of the GSFC and its University and small business collaborators to integrate both human performance and musculoskeletal data bases with analysis capabilities necessary to enable the study of dynamic actions, reactions, and performance of coupled machine/operator systems.

  3. Introduction of case study for M2M intelligent machine tools

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dong-Hoon Kim; Jun-Yeob Song; Seuk-Keun Cha

    2009-01-01

    In the near future, machine tools will be more improved in the form of a knowledge-evolution based intelligent device. The final goal of this study is to develop an intelligent machine tools having knowledge-evolution capability in machine to machine (M2M) wired & wireless environment. The knowledge-evolution based intelligent machine tools is expected to gather knowledge autonomously by producing knowledge, understanding

  4. Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 6): Cimarron Mining Site, Operable Unit 2, Carrizozo, NM. (Second remedial action), September 1991. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-09-06

    The Cimarron Mining site consists of two inactive ore-processing mills in Carrizozo, Lincoln County, New Mexico. Operable Unit 2 (OU2), which is the focus of the Record of Decision (ROD), addresses contamination at the 7.5-acre Sierra Blanca mill location. In 1990, EPA investigations revealed 43 cubic yards of tank sediment, 182 cubic yards of material pile soil and rock, and 345 cubic yards of discharge pit sediment and soil contaminated with high concentrations of metals, particularly lead at the Sierra Blanca location. The ROD addresses the final remedial action of the soil and waste piles at the Sierra Blanca mill location, as OU2. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil, sediment, debris, and sludge are metals including arsenic and lead. The selected remedial action for the site includes excavating and treating onsite 225 cubic yards of contaminated material piles and tank sediment, including cinder block trench sediment which failed the TCLP test, using cement solidification and stabilization; excavating and disposing of 345 cubic yards of contaminated surficial soil and sludge.

  5. Hybrid Quantum Cloning Machine

    E-print Network

    Satyabrata Adhikari; A. K. Pati; Indranil Chakrabarty; B. S. Choudhury

    2007-06-14

    In this work, we introduce a special kind of quantum cloning machine called Hybrid quantum cloning machine. The introduced Hybrid quantum cloning machine or transformation is nothing but a combination of pre-existing quantum cloning transformations. In this sense it creates its own identity in the field of quantum cloners. Hybrid quantum cloning machine can be of two types: (i) State dependent and (ii) State independent or Universal. We study here the above two types of Hybrid quantum cloning machines. Later we will show that the state dependent hybrid quantum-cloning machine can be applied on only four input states. We will also find in this paper another asymmetric universal quantum cloning machine constructed from the combination of optimal universal B-H quantum cloning machine and universal anti-cloning machine. The fidelities of the two outputs are different and their values lie in the neighborhood of ${5/6} $

  6. Cost-aware scheduling for heterogeneous enterprise machines (CASH'EM)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jennifer Burge; Parthasarathy Ranganathan; Janet L. Wiener

    2007-01-01

    Data centers contain heterogeneous sets of machines. Some machines are faster and some - often the same ones - consume more energy and cost more to operate. The data center coordinator must decide how to allocate these machines to multiple applications of potentially many customers, each of which has different requirements. Given a stream of customer requests for machines, how

  7. Performance of a hybrid electric vehicle using reluctance synchronous machine technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Johan Malan; Maarten J. Kamper

    2001-01-01

    The performance of a parallel hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) with a small reluctance synchronous machine drive is presented. The machine is current-angle controlled for maximum torque per ampere or minimum kVA. This ensures that the machine is operated reasonably close to optimal efficiency for all loads. The calculated and measured performance results of the reluctance synchronous machine drive and the

  8. Articulated, Performance-Based Instruction Objectives Guide for Machine Shop Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Henderson, William Edward, Jr., Ed.

    This articulation guide contains 21 units of instruction for two years of machine shop. The objectives of the program are to provide the student with the basic terminology and fundamental knowledge and skills in machining (year 1) and to teach him/her to set up and operate machine tools and make or repair metal parts, tools, and machines (year 2).…

  9. A Novel, Fast, Reliable Data Transmission Algorithm for Wireless Machine Health Monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeffery C. Chan; Peter W. Tse

    2009-01-01

    Vibration-based machine health monitoring is a well-known technique that is commonly used in machine fault diagnosis applications. In conjunction with existing wireless technologies, even machines that are operated in a hazardous or moveable environment can be monitored wirelessly. However, to facilitate a reliable machine health assessment, various sensory data, particularly the vibration signals, must be acquired at a high sampling

  10. Human-Machine Interface in Building Automation Systems

    E-print Network

    Sobczak, N. L.

    1981-01-01

    problem between the non-computer knowledgeable operator and the computer based Building Automation System. One of the solutions to this problem is the design and implementation of a human machine interface which educates the operator to utilize the system...

  11. Building a Successful Machine Safeguarding Program

    SciTech Connect

    McConnell, S

    2003-03-06

    Safeguarding hazards associated with machines is a goal common to all health and safety professionals. Whether the individual is new to the safety field or has held associated responsibilities for a period of time, safeguarding personnel who work with or around machine tools and equipment should be considered an important aspect of the job. Although significant progress has been made in terms of safeguarding machines since the era prior to the organized safety movement, companies continue to be cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and workers continue to be injured, even killed by machine tools and equipment. In the early 1900s, it was common practice to operate transmission machinery (gears, belts, pulleys, shafting, etc.) completely unguarded. At that time, the countersunk set screw used on shafting had not been invented and projecting set screws were involved in many horrific accidents. Manufacturers built machines with little regard for worker safety. Workers were killed or seriously injured before definitive actions were taken to improve safety in the workplace. Many states adopted legislation aimed at requiring machine guarding and improved injury reduction. The first patent for a machine safeguard was issued in 1868 for a mechanical interlock. Other patents followed. As methods for safeguarding machinery and tools were developed, standards were written and programs were set up to monitor factories for compliance. Many of those standards continue to govern how we protect workers today. It is common to see machine tools built in the forties, fifties and sixties being used in machine shops today. In terms of safeguarding, these machines may be considered poorly designed, improperly safeguarded or simply unguarded. In addition to the potential threat of an OSHA citation, these conditions expose the operator to serious hazards that must be addressed. The safety professional can help line management determine workable solutions for these problems.

  12. Detecting single-nucleotide polymorphism by single-nucleotide polymorphism interactions in rheumatoid arthritis using a two-step approach with machine learning and a Bayesian threshold least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) model.

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    González-Recio, Oscar; de Maturana, Evangelina López; Vega, Andrés T; Engelman, Corinne D; Broman, Karl W

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this study was to detect interactions between relevant single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Data from Problem 1 of the Genetic Analysis Workshop 16 were used. These data consisted of 868 cases and 1,194 controls genotyped with the 500 k Illumina chip. First, machine learning methods were applied for preselecting SNPs. One hundred SNPs outside the HLA region and 1,500 SNPs in the HLA region were preselected using information-gain theory. The software weka was used to reduce colinearity and redundancy in the HLA region, resulting in a subset of 6 SNPs out of 1,500. In a second step, a parametric approach to account for interactions between SNPs in the HLA region, as well as HLA-nonHLA interactions was conducted using a Bayesian threshold least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) model incorporating 2,560 covariates. This approach detected some main and interaction effects for SNPs in genes that have previously been associated with RA (e.g., rs2395175, rs660895, rs10484560, and rs2476601). Further, some other SNPs detected in this study may be considered in candidate gene studies. PMID:20018057

  13. An Automatic Washing Machine to Remove Aluminum From Astronomical Mirrors

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    Zitelli, Valentina

    Cleaning of large astronomical mirrors, before aluminization, required in the past a large amount of manual operations on the surface. With very large mirrors, 8 meter or more, manual operations become time consuming, expensive and often dangerous, both for mirror surface and operators. A fully automated procedure is thus mandatory when handling large mirrors. To this aim we experimented on a small scale (60 cm) an automatic procedure, free from any manual contact with the mirror, capable of removing old aluminum and leaving a clean, wet surface ready for a successful new aluminization. First we manually treated small borosilicate mirrors, obtained from the LBT primary mirror glass batch, with different sequences of chemicals, commonly used to this purpose. These small mirrors were checked with a Wyko interferometer before and after treating, to trace change in roughness of the surface. Quality and stability of the new aluminum deposition after cleaning was also checked. The washing machine prototype is composed by a water proof box on rigid PVC with a moving arm, a pump and a series of tanks containing the used chemicals. All the adopted components can be used with acids and other corrosive fluids. The machine is designed to hold the mirror in vertical position. An arm with 10 cm spaced nozzles moves up and down in front of the mirror spraying the adopted chemicals in a defined sequence. A pump forces the liquid through the circuit. After the washing, the mirror is left, protected from the dust in the washing machine, for about 2 hours to drip the water, then is moved into the vacuum pump to check the final result of aluminizing the cleaned surface. A homogeneous layer of aluminum follows only after a careful cleaning, otherwise a fast oxidize process, or a inhomogeneous aluminum coating appear. Scaling times, fluxes and costs from this experiment to large size mirrors leads to realistic, affordable figures.

  14. LISP Machine Progress Report

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    Bawden, Alan

    1977-08-01

    This informal paper introduces the LISP Machine, describes the goals and current status of the project, and explicates some of the key ideas. It covers the LISP machine implementation, LISP as a system language, ...

  15. Machine characterization and benchmark performance prediction

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    Saavedra-Barrera, Rafael H.

    1988-01-01

    From runs of standard benchmarks or benchmark suites, it is not possible to characterize the machine nor to predict the run time of other benchmarks which have not been run. A new approach to benchmarking and machine characterization is reported. The creation and use of a machine analyzer is described, which measures the performance of a given machine on FORTRAN source language constructs. The machine analyzer yields a set of parameters which characterize the machine and spotlight its strong and weak points. Also described is a program analyzer, which analyzes FORTRAN programs and determines the frequency of execution of each of the same set of source language operations. It is then shown that by combining a machine characterization and a program characterization, we are able to predict with good accuracy the run time of a given benchmark on a given machine. Characterizations are provided for the Cray-X-MP/48, Cyber 205, IBM 3090/200, Amdahl 5840, Convex C-1, VAX 8600, VAX 11/785, VAX 11/780, SUN 3/50, and IBM RT-PC/125, and for the following benchmark programs or suites: Los Alamos (BMK8A1), Baskett, Linpack, Livermore Loops, Madelbrot Set, NAS Kernels, Shell Sort, Smith, Whetstone and Sieve of Erathostenes.

  16. Time Machines and the Breakdown of Unitarity

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    Frank Antonsen; Karsten Bormann

    1998-05-25

    We present a generic way of thinking about time machines from the view of a far away observer. In this model the universe consists of three (or more) regions: One containing the entrance of the time machine, another the exit and the remaining one(s) the rest of the universe. In the latter we know ordinary quantum mechanics to be valid and thus are able to write down a Hamiltonian describing this generic time machine. We prove the time-evolution operator to be non-symmetric. Various interpretations of this irreversibility are given.

  17. HUMAN MACHINE COOPERATIVE TELEROBOTICS

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    William R. Hamel; Spivey Douglass; Sewoong Kim; Pamela Murray; Yang Shou; Sriram Sridharan; Ge Zhang; Scott Thayer; Rajiv V. Dubey

    2003-06-30

    The remediation and deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) of nuclear waste storage tanks using telerobotics is one of the most challenging tasks faced in environmental cleanup. Since a number of tanks have reached the end of their design life and some of them have leaks, the unstructured, uncertain and radioactive environment makes the work inefficient and expensive. However, the execution time of teleoperation consumes ten to hundred times that of direct contact with an associated loss in quality. Thus, a considerable effort has been expended to improve the quality and efficiency of telerobotics by incorporating into teleoperation and robotic control functions such as planning, trajectory generation, vision, and 3-D modeling. One example is the Robot Task Space Analyzer (RTSA), which has been developed at the Robotics and Electromechanical Systems Laboratory (REMSL) at the University of Tennessee in support of the D&D robotic work at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This system builds 3-D models of the area of interest in task space through automatic image processing and/or human interactive manual modeling. The RTSA generates a task plan file, which describes the execution of a task including manipulator and tooling motions. The high level controller of the manipulator interprets the task plan file and executes the task automatically. Thus, if the environment is not highly unstructured, a tooling task, which interacts with environment, will be executed in the autonomous mode. Therefore, the RTSA not only increases the system efficiency, but also improves the system reliability because the operator will act as backstop for safe operation after the 3-D models and task plan files are generated. However, unstructured conditions of environment and tasks necessitate that the telerobot operates in the teleoperation mode for successful execution of task. The inefficiency in the teleoperation mode led to the research described as Human Machine Cooperative Telerobotics (HMCTR). The HMCTR combines the telerobot with robotic control techniques to improve the system efficiency and reliability in teleoperation mode. In this topical report, the control strategy, configuration and experimental results of Human Machines Cooperative Telerobotics (HMCTR), which modifies and limits the commands of human operator to follow the predefined constraints in the teleoperation mode, is described. The current implementation is a laboratory-scale system that will be incorporated into an engineering-scale system at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the future.

  18. Control System Design for Automatic Cavity Tuning Machines

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    Carcagno, R.; Khabiboulline, T.; Kotelnikov, S.; Makulski, A.; Nehring, R.; Nogiec, J.; Ross, M.; Schappert, W.; /Fermilab; Goessel, A.; Iversen, J.; Klinke, D.; /DESY

    2009-05-01

    A series of four automatic tuning machines for 9-cell TESLA-type cavities are being developed and fabricated in a collaborative effort among DESY, FNAL, and KEK. These machines are intended to support high-throughput cavity fabrication for construction of large SRF-based accelerator projects. Two of these machines will be delivered to cavity vendors for the tuning of XFEL cavities. The control system for these machines must support a high level of automation adequate for industrial use by non-experts operators. This paper describes the control system hardware and software design for these machines.

  19. A progressive method of machining parts of sintered metal alloys

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    Kvasov, E.P.; Prokhnenko, I.G.

    1983-09-01

    Progressive production operations for machining such parts of cemented carbides as liners and pistons have been introduced. Because of the problem of high accuracy of the machined bore in machining sintered carbide liners, several forms of machining were investigated. Data on productivity, surface finish, accuracy, and specific diamond consumption, for electromechanical, grinding, lapping, diamond honing, diamond-cathodic honing, electrolytic honing, and honing with laps methods are given. Production by electrolytic honing and honing with laps combined is the most economical. The preparation of the plunger pairs of the lubricators, and the machining of deep holes are also discussed. The results of the described developments have been introduced into six plants.

  20. Dual stator winding induction machine drive

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alfredo R. Muńoz; Thomas A. Lipo

    2000-01-01

    A new dual stator winding induction machine drive is described in this paper. The proposed induction machine consists of a standard squirrel-cage rotor and a stator with two separate windings wound for a dissimilar number of poles. Each stator winding is fed from an independent variable-frequency variable-voltage inverter. The proposed drive offers such advantages as speed sensorless operation, better reliability,

  1. Formalising UML State Machines for Model Checking

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ivan Paltor; Johan Lilius

    1999-01-01

    The paper discusses a complete formalisation of UML state machine semantics. This formalisation is given in terms of an operational\\u000a semantics and it can be used as the basis for code-generation, simulation and verification tools for UML Statecharts diagrams.\\u000a The formalisation is done in two steps. First, the structure of a UML state machine is translated into a term rewriting

  2. What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example Machine Learning

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    Kjellström, Hedvig

    What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example Machine Learning DD2431 ¨Orjan Ekeberg Oct­Dec, 2007 #12;What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example 1 What is Machine Learning? Definition A Hypothetical Project #12;What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example 1 What is Machine Learning

  3. What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example Machine Learning

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    Kjellström, Hedvig

    What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example Machine Learning DD2431 ¨Orjan Ekeberg Oct­Dec, 2008 What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example 1 What is Machine Learning? Definition A Hypothetical Project What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example 1 What is Machine Learning? Definition

  4. What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example Machine Learning

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    Kjellström, Hedvig

    What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example Machine Learning DD2431 ¨Orjan Ekeberg Oct­Dec, 2008 #12;What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example 1 What is Machine Learning? Definition A Hypothetical Project #12;What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example 1 What is Machine Learning

  5. What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example Machine Learning

    E-print Network

    Kjellström, Hedvig

    What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example Machine Learning DD2431 ¨Orjan Ekeberg Oct­Dec, 2007 What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example 1 What is Machine Learning? Definition A Hypothetical Project What is Machine Learning? About the Course Example 1 What is Machine Learning? Definition

  6. Primary Masters in Machine Learning

    E-print Network

    Primary Masters in Machine Learning Student Handbook #12;#12;Page 1 Masters in Machine Learning:.......................................................................................8 Machine Learning Journal Club ..................................................................12 #12;Page 3 Introduction The field of machine learning is concerned with the question of how

  7. Stochastic Optimization for Machine Learning

    E-print Network

    Powell, Warren B.

    Stochastic Optimization for Machine Learning ICML 2010, Haifa, Israel Tutorial by Nati Srebro Descent: formulation, analysis and use in machine learning · Learn about extensions and generalizations, and their Machine Learning counterparts Main Goal: Machine Learning is Stochastic Optimization #12;Outline

  8. Covering selfish machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leah Epstein; Rob Van Stee

    2006-01-01

    We consider the machine covering problem for selfish related machines. For a constant number of machines, m, we show a monotone polynomial time approximation scheme (PTAS) with running time that is linear in the number of jobs. It uses a new technique for reducing the number of jobs while remaining close to the optimal solution. We also present an FPTAS

  9. Automated Slide Staining Machine

    PubMed Central

    Drew, W. Lawrence; Pedersen, Anders N.; Roy, Jacques J.

    1972-01-01

    A machine is described which can perform the Gram stain. Comparison of slides stained by machine versus hand revealed no difference in reproducibility or accuracy. In addition to providing clean, dry, uniformly stained slides, the machine saves 24 sec per slide when compared with a hand staining technique. Images PMID:4110426

  10. Review on ultrasonic machining

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. B. Thoe; D. K. Aspinwall; M. L. H. Wise

    1998-01-01

    Ultrasonic machining is of particular interest for the cutting of non-conductive, brittle workpiece materials such as engineering ceramics. Unlike other non-traditional processes such as laser beam, and electrical discharge machining, etc., ultrasonic machining does not thermally damage the workpiece or appear to introduce significant levels of residual stress, which is important for the survival of brittle materials in service. The

  11. Find the Simple Machines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-07-17

    This is a web activity about simple machines. Learners will explore a lawn mower and identify six different simple machines which work together to help make our lives easier. This is an excellent activity for exploring how simple machines, and science in general, apply to learners' everyday lives.

  12. 7. VIEW OF MACHINE SHOP IN BUILDING 881. WORKERS IN ...

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

    7. VIEW OF MACHINE SHOP IN BUILDING 881. WORKERS IN THE MACHINE SHOP FORMED ENRICHED URANIUM COMPONENTS INTO THEIR FINAL SHAPES. (12/12/56) - Rocky Flats Plant, General Manufacturing, Support, Records-Central Computing, Southern portion of Plant, Golden, Jefferson County, CO

  13. 9. VIEW OF MILLING AND LATHE MACHINES, MILLING AND LATHE ...

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

    9. VIEW OF MILLING AND LATHE MACHINES, MILLING AND LATHE MACHINES WERE USED TO FORM COMPONENTS INTO THEIR FINAL SHAPE. IN THE FOUNDRY, ENRICHED URANIUM WAS CAST INTO SPHERICAL SHAPES OR INGOT FROM WHICH WEAPONS COMPONENTS WERE FABRICATED. (4/4/66) - Rocky Flats Plant, General Manufacturing, Support, Records-Central Computing, Southern portion of Plant, Golden, Jefferson County, CO

  14. Problem-Solving at a Circuit-Board Assembly Machine: A Microanalysis.

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    Kleifgen, Jo Anne; Frenz-Belken, Patricia

    A study described machine operators' problem-solving actions at a computerized circuit-board assembly machine in a small manufacturing plant located on the West Coast. Participants were a machine operator and his supervisor, both from Vietnam, who were building large prototype boards for a major computer corporation. Over a 6.5 minute interval,…

  15. Development of CAM System for Multi-Tasking Machine Tools

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kubota, Koji; Kotani, Takashi; Nakamoto, Keiichi; Ishida, Tohru; Takeuchi, Yoshimi

    Multi-tasking machine tools are very useful to manufacture complicated workpiece efficiently. However, it is very difficult to generate NC data when an operator uses multi-tasking machine tools. Currently, there are some CAM systems for multi-tasking machine tools. However, there are such problems as the manual allocation of parts to generate tool paths, the difficulty of self-interference recognition without a simulator, and so on. Therefore, this study deals with the development of CAM system which can recognize part configurations, calculate tool paths automatically for turning and milling operations, and sort them in machining order, based on 3-D CAD data of workpieces.

  16. Virtual machine performance benchmarking.

    PubMed

    Langer, Steve G; French, Todd

    2011-10-01

    The attractions of virtual computing are many: reduced costs, reduced resources and simplified maintenance. Any one of these would be compelling for a medical imaging professional attempting to support a complex practice on limited resources in an era of ever tightened reimbursement. In particular, the ability to run multiple operating systems optimized for different tasks (computational image processing on Linux versus office tasks on Microsoft operating systems) on a single physical machine is compelling. However, there are also potential drawbacks. High performance requirements need to be carefully considered if they are to be executed in an environment where the running software has to execute through multiple layers of device drivers before reaching the real disk or network interface. Our lab has attempted to gain insight into the impact of virtualization on performance by benchmarking the following metrics on both physical and virtual platforms: local memory and disk bandwidth, network bandwidth, and integer and floating point performance. The virtual performance metrics are compared to baseline performance on "bare metal." The results are complex, and indeed somewhat surprising. PMID:21207096

  17. [Operation/Maintenance of Fiber Placement Machine

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    Pelham, L.; Dillard, T.

    2000-01-01

    NASA contract NAS8-39749 was completed in January 2000. The contract period of performance covered six (6) years and included basic program technical support as required by NASA with up to thirty (30) different technical directives identified and issued by NASA for specific Advanced Composite Technology tasks during the course of the contract.

  18. Machine vision system for the control of tunnel boring machines

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    Habacher, Michael; O'Leary, Paul; Harker, Matthew; Golser, Johannes

    2013-03-01

    This paper presents a machine vision system for the control of dual-shield Tunnel Boring Machines. The system consists of a camera with ultra bright LED illumination and a target system consisting of multiple retro-reflectors. The camera mounted on the gripper shield measures the relative position and orientation of the target which is mounted on the cutting shield. In this manner the position of the cutting shield relative to the gripper shield is determined. Morphological operators are used to detect the retro-reflectors in the image and a covariance optimized circle fit is used to determine the center point of each reflector. A graph matching algorithm is used to ensure a robust matching of the constellation of the observed target with the ideal target geometry.

  19. Creating living machines

    PubMed Central

    Kamm, Roger D.; Bashir, Rashid

    2015-01-01

    Development of increasingly complex integrated cellular systems will be a major challenge for the next decade and beyond, as we apply the knowledge gained from the sub-disciplines of tissue engineering, synthetic biology, micro-fabrication and nanotechnology, systems biology, and developmental biology. In this prospective, we describe the current state-of-the-art in the context of differentiating source cells from more primitive, pluripotent cells, and organizing these cells into populations of a single cell type to produce the components or building blocks of higher order systems and finally, combining multiple cell types, possibly in combination with scaffolds possessing specific physical or chemical properties, to produce greater functionality. As these “living machines” increase in capabilities, exhibit emergent behavior and potentially reveal the ability for self-assembly, self-repair, and even self-replication, questions arise regarding the ethical implications of this work. Future prospects as well as ways of addressing these complex ethical questions will be addressed. PMID:24006130

  20. Means and method of balancing multi-cylinder reciprocating machines

    DOEpatents

    Corey, John A. (North Troy, NY); Walsh, Michael M. (Schenectady, NY)

    1985-01-01

    A virtual balancing axis arrangement is described for multi-cylinder reciprocating piston machines for effectively balancing out imbalanced forces and minimizing residual imbalance moments acting on the crankshaft of such machines without requiring the use of additional parallel-arrayed balancing shafts or complex and expensive gear arrangements. The novel virtual balancing axis arrangement is capable of being designed into multi-cylinder reciprocating piston and crankshaft machines for substantially reducing vibrations induced during operation of such machines with only minimal number of additional component parts. Some of the required component parts may be available from parts already required for operation of auxiliary equipment, such as oil and water pumps used in certain types of reciprocating piston and crankshaft machine so that by appropriate location and dimensioning in accordance with the teachings of the invention, the virtual balancing axis arrangement can be built into the machine at little or no additional cost.

  1. Design and performance of a small precision CNC turning machine

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    Donaldson, R.R.; Thompson, D.C.

    1986-02-26

    This paper describes the design of a CNC turning machine that is capable of machining workpieces up to 100 mm in diameter with a high contour accuracy and a very low surface roughness. Two nearly identical machines have been built and put into operation using this design, one for serial parts manufacture and the other for research into improving the accuracy of single-point machining; information based on this operational experience is also presented. The first machine has demonstrated an accuracy of 0.1 ..mu..m peak-to-valley on contoured workpieces, while the second machine has produced surface roughnesses of 1 nm rms in flat facing of electroless nickel with a diamond tool.

  2. Cooperative human-machine fault diagnosis

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    Remington, Roger; Palmer, Everett

    1987-01-01

    Current expert system technology does not permit complete automatic fault diagnosis; significant levels of human intervention are still required. This requirement dictates a need for a division of labor that recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of both human and machine diagnostic skills. Relevant findings from the literature on human cognition are combined with the results of reviews of aircrew performance with highly automated systems to suggest how the interface of a fault diagnostic expert system can be designed to assist human operators in verifying machine diagnoses and guiding interactive fault diagnosis. It is argued that the needs of the human operator should play an important role in the design of the knowledge base.

  3. Results of TMX operations: January-July 1980

    SciTech Connect

    Correll, D.L.; Drake, R.P. (eds.)

    1980-09-25

    This interim report summarizes results from the Tandem Mirror Experiment (TMX) during the period January to July 1980 and describes the physics experiments, the machine operation, and the diagnostics that were added to TMX during this period. This operating period followed the initial proof-of-principle TMX experiments and predated the ongoing final experiments preceding TMX shutdown for modification to TMX Upgrade. The results described in this report include measurements of plasma parameters and plasma behavior which confirm the initial TMX results that demonstrated that the tandem mirror configuration can be generated and sustained by neutral beam injection and that the tandem mirror configuration improves confinement of magnetic mirror systems.

  4. Solar production of industrial process hot water: operation and evaluation of the Campbell Soup hot water solar facility. Final report, September 1, 1979-December 10, 1980

    SciTech Connect

    Kull, J. I.; Niemeyer, W. N.; Youngblood, S. B.

    1980-12-01

    The operation and evaluation of a solar hot water facility designed by Acurex Corporation and installed (November 1977) at the Campbell Soup Company Sacramento, California canning plant is summarized. The period of evaluation was for 12 months from October 1979 through September 1980. The objective of the work was to obtain additional, long term data on the operation and performance of the facility. Minor modifications to the facility were completed. The system was operated for 15 months, and 12 months of detailed data were evaluated. The facility was available for operation 99% of the time during the last 8 months of evaluation. A detailed description of the solar facility and of the operating experience is given, and a summary of system performance for the 12 month operation/evaluation period is presented. Recommendations for large-scale solar facilities based on this project's experience are given, and an environmental impact assessment for the Campbell Soup solar facility is provided. (WHK)

  5. Developing QNX graphical interface programs based on virtual machine technique

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    Liu, Wangsuo; Liu, Feng; Hong, Lixue; Li, Dazhen

    2012-04-01

    As one of most outstanding embedded real-time systems, QNX operating system is widely used on many key areas. Increasingly mature virtual machine technique is brought into QNX graphical interface program development to establish a "Host machine-Target machine" mode. On one computer, the developing platform for QNX graphical interface program is set up. Test results indicate that the developing platform obviously increases the efficiency of QNX interface program development and is suggested to other system programs development.

  6. Concurrent optimization of machining process parameters and tolerance allocation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. Janakiraman; R. Saravanan

    2010-01-01

    With the advent use of sophisticated and high-cost machines coupled with higher labor costs, concurrent optimization of machining\\u000a process parameters and tolerance allocation plays a vital role in producing the parts economically. In this paper, an effort\\u000a is made to concurrently optimize the manufacturing cost of piston and cylinder components by optimizing the operating parameters\\u000a of the machining processes. Design

  7. Induction machine fault diagnostic analysis with wavelet technique

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tommy W. S. Chow; Shi Hai

    2004-01-01

    A wavelet transform based method was developed for diagnosing machine faults operating at different rotating speeds. This paper shows that machine fault diagnosis can be effectively performed when an appropriate narrow-band filter is used to extract the required spectra components. A wavelets-transform-based technique is used to design specified narrow filter banks. This enables effective machine fault diagnostic analysis to be

  8. Machine tool locator

    DOEpatents

    Hanlon, John A. (Los Alamos, NM); Gill, Timothy J. (Stanley, NM)

    2001-01-01

    Machine tools can be accurately measured and positioned on manufacturing machines within very small tolerances by use of an autocollimator on a 3-axis mount on a manufacturing machine and positioned so as to focus on a reference tooling ball or a machine tool, a digital camera connected to the viewing end of the autocollimator, and a marker and measure generator for receiving digital images from the camera, then displaying or measuring distances between the projection reticle and the reference reticle on the monitoring screen, and relating the distances to the actual position of the autocollimator relative to the reference tooling ball. The images and measurements are used to set the position of the machine tool and to measure the size and shape of the machine tool tip, and examine cutting edge wear. patent

  9. Fault Tolerant State Machines

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Burke, Gary R.; Taft, Stephanie

    2004-01-01

    State machines are commonly used to control sequential logic in FPGAs and ASKS. An errant state machine can cause considerable damage to the device it is controlling. For example in space applications, the FPGA might be controlling Pyros, which when fired at the wrong time will cause a mission failure. Even a well designed state machine can be subject to random errors us a result of SEUs from the radiation environment in space. There are various ways to encode the states of a state machine, and the type of encoding makes a large difference in the susceptibility of the state machine to radiation. In this paper we compare 4 methods of state machine encoding and find which method gives the best fault tolerance, as well as determining the resources needed for each method.

  10. Quantum Learning Machine

    E-print Network

    Jeongho Bang; James Lim; M. S. Kim; Jinhyoung Lee

    2008-03-31

    We propose a novel notion of a quantum learning machine for automatically controlling quantum coherence and for developing quantum algorithms. A quantum learning machine can be trained to learn a certain task with no a priori knowledge on its algorithm. As an example, it is demonstrated that the quantum learning machine learns Deutsch's task and finds itself a quantum algorithm, that is different from but equivalent to the original one.

  11. Bike machine energy education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sanford Jay Rotter; James Lee Ravenscroft; Raul Gonzalez

    2010-01-01

    A bike-powered machine offers physical kinesthetic learning and play. This is equivalent to past generation's playing with Erector Sets to building Heathkits [1], [2]. The excitement of riding a bike machine offers a different path to learning that turns a short-term memory into a long-term memory. Bike machines provide energy education to the public in order for them to understand

  12. Machine Learning and Agents

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Piotr J?drzejowicz

    \\u000a The paper reviews current research results integrating machine learning and agent technologies. Although complementary solutions\\u000a from both fields are discussed the focus is on using agent technology in the field of machine learning with a particular interest\\u000a on applying agent-based solutions to supervised learning. The paper contains a short review of applications, in which machine\\u000a learning methods have been used

  13. Using statistical and machine learning to help institutions detect suspicious access to electronic health records

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    Kim, Jihoon; Grillo, Janice M; Ohno-Machado, Lucila

    2011-01-01

    Objective To determine whether statistical and machine-learning methods, when applied to electronic health record (EHR) access data, could help identify suspicious (ie, potentially inappropriate) access to EHRs. Methods From EHR access logs and other organizational data collected over a 2-month period, the authors extracted 26 features likely to be useful in detecting suspicious accesses. Selected events were marked as either suspicious or appropriate by privacy officers, and served as the gold standard set for model evaluation. The authors trained logistic regression (LR) and support vector machine (SVM) models on 10-fold cross-validation sets of 1291 labeled events. The authors evaluated the sensitivity of final models on an external set of 58 events that were identified as truly inappropriate and investigated independently from this study using standard operating procedures. Results The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of the models on the whole data set of 1291 events was 0.91 for LR, and 0.95 for SVM. The sensitivity of the baseline model on this set was 0.8. When the final models were evaluated on the set of 58 investigated events, all of which were determined as truly inappropriate, the sensitivity was 0 for the baseline method, 0.76 for LR, and 0.79 for SVM. Limitations The LR and SVM models may not generalize because of interinstitutional differences in organizational structures, applications, and workflows. Nevertheless, our approach for constructing the models using statistical and machine-learning techniques can be generalized. An important limitation is the relatively small sample used for the training set due to the effort required for its construction. Conclusion The results suggest that statistical and machine-learning methods can play an important role in helping privacy officers detect suspicious accesses to EHRs. PMID:21672912

  14. Application and Evaluation of Intelligent Machine Tools based on Knowledge-Evolution in M2M Environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dong-Hoon Kim; Jun-Yeob Song; Suk-Keun Cha

    2008-01-01

    In the near future, machine tools will be more improved in the form of a knowledge-evolution based intelligent device. The final goal of this study is to develop an intelligent machine tools having knowledge-evolution capability in Machine to Machine (M2M) wired & wireless environment. The knowledge-evolution based intelligent machine tools is expected to gather knowledge autonomously by producing knowledge, understanding

  15. Space station automation and robotics study. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1984-11-01

    The methodology used in the study is to establish functional requirements for the operator-system-interface (OSI), establish the technologies needed to meet these requirements, and to forecast the availability of these technologies. The study looked at progressively more detailed Space Station functions, starting from general stationkeeping functions, down to proximity operations, and finally to the extra vehicular (EV) robot functions. The EV robot envisioned would be a free-flyer while in transit from one location to another in close proximity to the orbiting Space Station. The OSI would perform path planning, tracking and control, object recognition, fault detection and correction, and plan modifications in connection with EV robot operations. The implementation of the OSI implies the use of natural languages, voice recognition and synthesis, speech understanding, expert diagnostic and advisory knowledge systems, and machine learning.

  16. Chaotic Boltzmann machines.

    PubMed

    Suzuki, Hideyuki; Imura, Jun-ichi; Horio, Yoshihiko; Aihara, Kazuyuki

    2013-01-01

    The chaotic Boltzmann machine proposed in this paper is a chaotic pseudo-billiard system that works as a Boltzmann machine. Chaotic Boltzmann machines are shown numerically to have computing abilities comparable to conventional (stochastic) Boltzmann machines. Since no randomness is required, efficient hardware implementation is expected. Moreover, the ferromagnetic phase transition of the Ising model is shown to be characterised by the largest Lyapunov exponent of the proposed system. In general, a method to relate probabilistic models to nonlinear dynamics by derandomising Gibbs sampling is presented. PMID:23558425

  17. Parallel Kinematic Machines (PKM)

    SciTech Connect

    Henry, R.S.

    2000-03-17

    The purpose of this 3-year cooperative research project was to develop a parallel kinematic machining (PKM) capability for complex parts that normally require expensive multiple setups on conventional orthogonal machine tools. This non-conventional, non-orthogonal machining approach is based on a 6-axis positioning system commonly referred to as a hexapod. Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) was the lead site responsible for a multitude of projects that defined the machining parameters and detailed the metrology of the hexapod. The role of the Kansas City Plant (KCP) in this project was limited to evaluating the application of this unique technology to production applications.

  18. On-Machine Acceptance

    SciTech Connect

    Arnold, K.F.

    2000-02-14

    Probing processes are used intermittently and not effectively as an on-line measurement device. This project was needed to evolve machine probing from merely a setup aid to an on-the-machine inspection system. Use of probing for on-machine inspection would significantly decrease cycle time by elimination of the need for first-piece inspection (at a remote location). Federal Manufacturing and Technologies (FM and T) had the manufacturing facility and the ability to integrate the system into production. The Contractor had a system that could optimize the machine tool to compensate for thermal growth and related error.

  19. Stator-flux-based vector control of induction machines in magnetic saturation

    SciTech Connect

    Hofmann, H.; Sanders, S.R.; Sullivan, C. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

    1995-12-31

    In many variable-torque applications of induction machines it is desirable to operate the machine in magnetic saturation, thus allowing the machine to produce higher torques. Stator-flux-based control schemes have been developed as a possible alternative method of control of induction machines. Stator-flux-based control schemes need not depend on the magnetic characteristics of the machine, and hence are potentially more robust and easier to implement in magnetic saturation than rotor-flux-based control. The authors analyze the induction machine in saturation using a nonlinear {pi}-model of the machine`s magnetics, and develop a control scheme in the stator flux reference frame that is independent of magnetics. Experiments carried out on a 3 hp, 1,800 rpm wound rotor induction machine show smooth operation of the control scheme at torque levels up to at least 4 times rated torque.

  20. An application of Laplace transforms to a machine maintenance problem

    E-print Network

    Boone, James Robert

    1962-01-01

    during the down period. If a system of machines is characterized by the Poisson arrival times and exponential holding time, then, the system satisfies the following conditions: (1) If a machine is operative at time t, then the probability of its... failure before time i+h is kh. (2) If a machine is not operative at time t, then the probability of it being operative before time t + h is ph. (3) If y(h) is the probability of more than one failure or repair between t and t + h then 1im 1 hmo h ? y...

  1. An application of Laplace transforms to a machine maintenance problem 

    E-print Network

    Boone, James Robert

    1962-01-01

    during the down period. If a system of machines is characterized by the Poisson arrival times and exponential holding time, then, the system satisfies the following conditions: (1) If a machine is operative at time t, then the probability of its... failure before time i+h is kh. (2) If a machine is not operative at time t, then the probability of it being operative before time t + h is ph. (3) If y(h) is the probability of more than one failure or repair between t and t + h then 1im 1 hmo h ? y...

  2. National Evaluation of Operation Mainstream. Phase I: The Green Thumb-Green Light Program. Final Report for Phase I of III.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berry, Dale W.; And Others

    This evaluation report on the Green Thumb program is the first in a series of three reports that will constitute a comprehensive evaluation of Operation Mainstream (OM). Operation Mainstream is a collection of programs designed to employ as enrollees poor, chronically unemployed adults. This evaluation relies primarily on cross-sectional and…

  3. 76 FR 77996 - Notice of Issuance of Final Air Permits for Eni US Operating Co., Inc. and Port Dolphin Energy, LLC.

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-15

    ...intends to operate within lease block Lloyd Ridge 411 on the OCS in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 154 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and 189 miles south of the nearest Florida coast. The operation will last up to two years, and...

  4. Hybrid machining of Inconel 718

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Z. Y Wang; K. P Rajurkar; J Fan; S Lei; Y. C Shin; G Petrescu

    2003-01-01

    A new approach for machining of Inconel 718 is presented in this paper. It combines traditional turning with cryogenically enhanced machining and plasma enhanced machining. Cryogenically enhanced machining is used to reduce the temperatures in the cutting tool, and thus reduces temperature-dependent tool wear to prolong tool life, whereas plasma enhanced machining is used to increase the temperatures in the

  5. Final environmental impact statement for the construction and operation of an independent spent fuel storage installation to store the Three Mile Island Unit 2 spent fuel at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Docket Number 72-20

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1998-03-01

    This Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) contains an assessment of the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) for the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) fuel debris at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental laboratory (INEEL). US Department of Energy-Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) is proposing to design, construct, and operate at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP). The TMI-2 fuel debris would be removed from wet storage, transported to the ISFSI, and placed in storage modules on a concrete basemat. As part of its overall spent nuclear fuel (SNF) management program, the US DOE has prepared a final programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS) that provides an overview of the spent fuel management proposed for INEEL, including the construction and operation of the TMI-2 ISFSI. In addition, DOE-ID has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) to describe the environmental impacts associated with the stabilization of the storage pool and the construction/operation of the ISFSI at the ICPP. As provided in NRC`s NEPA procedures, a FEIS of another Federal agency may be adopted in whole or in part in accordance with the procedures outlined in 40 CFR 1506.3 of the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Under 40 CFR 1506.3(b), if the actions covered by the original EIS and the proposed action are substantially the same, the agency adopting another agency`s statement is not required to recirculate it except as a final statement. The NRC has determined that its proposed action is substantially the same as actions considered in DOE`s environmental documents referenced above and, therefore, has elected to adopt the DOE documents as the NRC FEIS.

  6. 14. Interior, Machine Shop, Roundhouse Machine Shop Extension, Southern Pacific ...

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

    14. Interior, Machine Shop, Roundhouse Machine Shop Extension, Southern Pacific Railroad Carlin Shops, view to north (90mm lens). - Southern Pacific Railroad, Carlin Shops, Roundhouse Machine Shop Extension, Foot of Sixth Street, Carlin, Elko County, NV

  7. BRITISH MOLDING MACHINE, PBQ AUTOMATIC COPE AND DRAG MOLDING MACHINE ...

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

    BRITISH MOLDING MACHINE, PBQ AUTOMATIC COPE AND DRAG MOLDING MACHINE MAKES BOTH MOLD HALVES INDIVIDUALLY WHICH ARE LATER ROTATED, ASSEMBLED, AND LOWERED TO POURING CONVEYORS BY ASSISTING MACHINES. - Southern Ductile Casting Company, Casting, 2217 Carolina Avenue, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

  8. Drum cutter mining machine

    SciTech Connect

    Oberste-beulmann, K.; Schupphaus, H.

    1980-02-19

    A drum cutter mining machine includes a machine frame with a winch having a drive wheel to engage a rack or chain which extends along the path of travel by the mining machine to propel the machine along a mine face. The mining machine is made up of discrete units which include a machine body and machine housings joined to opposite sides of the machine body. The winch is either coupled through a drive train with a feed drive motor or coupled to the drive motor for cutter drums. The machine housings each support a pivot shaft coupled by an arm to a drum cutter. One of these housings includes a removable end cover and a recess adapted to receive a support housing for a spur gear system used to transmit torque from a feed drive motor to a reduction gear system which is, in turn, coupled to the drive wheel of the winch. In one embodiment, a removable end cover on the machine housing provides access to the feed drive motor. The feed drive motor is arranged so that the rotational axis of its drive output shaft extends transversely to the stow side of the machine frame. In another embodiment, the reduction gear system is arranged at one side of the pivot shaft for the cutter drum while the drive motor therefor is arranged at the other side of the pivot shaft and coupled thereto through the spur gear system. In a further embodiment, the reduction gear system is disposed between the feed motor and the pivot shaft.

  9. Design and Comparison of Vernier Permanent Magnet Machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. L. Ho; Shuangxia Niu; W. N. Fu

    2011-01-01

    Vernier permanent magnet (VPM) machines can be utilized for direct drive applications by virtue of their high torque density and high efficiency. The purpose of this paper is to develop a general design guideline for split-slot low-speed VPM machines, generalize the operation principle, and illustrate the relationship among the numbers of the stator slots, coil poles, permanent magnet (PM) pole

  10. Virtual Putty: Reshaping the Physical Footprint of Virtual Machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jason Sonnek; Abhishek Chandra

    Virtualization is a key technology underlying cloud computing platforms, where applications encapsulated within virtual machines are dynamically mapped onto a pool of physical servers. In this paper, we argue that cloud providers can significantly lower operational costs, and improve hosted application performance, by accounting for affinities and conflicts between co-placed virtual machines. We show how these affinities can be in-

  11. A large scale, homogeneous, fully distributed parallel machine, I

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Herbert Sullivan; Theodore R. Bashkow; David Klappholz

    1977-01-01

    The preliminary hardware description of CHOPP (Columbia Homogeneous Parallel Processor), a MIMD machine supporting a fully distributed host-less operating system is presented. The architecture is intended to permit implementation of machines with 105 to 106 processors. Issues of interconnection networks, throughput, and memory structure are treated.

  12. Three phase induction machines asymmetrical faults identification using bispectrum

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. W. S. Chow; Gou Fei

    1995-01-01

    Bispectrum analysis is introduced for three-phase induction machine faults identification and condition monitoring. Bispectrum analysis is capable of providing more information than power spectrum analysis. In the present investigation, machine vibration signals operating at different rotating speed and degree of unbalance are thoroughly analyzed. Very promising results were obtained and presented. The results and analysis indicate that bispectrum analysis can

  13. Fault diagnosis of ball bearings using machine learning methods

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. K. Kankar; Satish C. Sharma; S. P. Harsha

    2011-01-01

    Ball bearings faults are one of the main causes of breakdown of rotating machines. Thus, detection and diagnosis of mechanical faults in ball bearings is very crucial for the reliable operation. This study is focused on fault diagnosis of ball bearings using artificial neural network (ANN) and support vector machine (SVM). A test rig of high speed rotor supported on

  14. Machine Shop. Module 8: CNC (Computerized Numerical Control). Instructor's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crosswhite, Dwight

    This document consists of materials for a five-unit course on the following topics: (1) safety guidelines; (2) coordinates and dimensions; (3) numerical control math; (4) programming for numerical control machines; and (5) setting and operating the numerical control machine. The instructor's guide begins with a list of competencies covered in the…

  15. Multistage speed and parameter estimation for induction machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kazuaki Minami; M. Velez-Reyes; D. Elten; G. C. Verghese; D. Filbert

    1991-01-01

    A three-stage recursive estimator for the speed and parameters of an induction machine, using measurements of the stator voltages and currents, is presented. The performance of the estimator is studied by means of simulations and offline experimentation. The results show good performance for steady-state machine operation and the ability to track speed changes, with some degradation during transients

  16. EMU, a new 10 MV electron beam machine at AWE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark A Sinclair; Tim Bryant; Graham Cooper; J. McLeean; Andrew Stevens

    2003-01-01

    During the last year the 5.5 MV E minor machine at AWE has been upgraded to 10 MV operation. This has involved the complete replacement of the insulator stack and front end of the machine including a new high impedance magnetically insulated transmission line (MITL) and 2 MV prepulse switch. Also modifications have been made to the intermediate cylinder of

  17. Assessment of the ability of amphibious assault ship (LHA class) to perform sustained air operations in a chemical environment. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Henry, B.C.; Laughlin, L.L.

    1988-03-10

    This report describes how an attack with chemical warfare agents would affect air operations on an LHA operating in support of an amphibious assault. This report overlays a chemical attack on normal flight deck operational sequences and describes in detail how having to operate in a chemically contaminated environment affects the sortie rate of troop airlift (CH-46 and CH-53 helicopters) and close air support (AH-1T) a their specific tasks while wearing the chemical protective overgarment, protective overboots and gloves. b. All the chemical defense equipment required by existing Navy directives is available and has been issued for use; c. Additional personnel required to conduct flight operations in a chemical environment are available and cross trained to perform tasks assigned in this study; d. There are no accidents, incidents, aircraft losses or battle damage which affect the tempo of flight deck operations; e. After four hours, the chemical contamination has been reduced sufficiently by weathering that flight deck personnel were able to reduce their protective posture to Mask Only. The report describes a series of recommendations to improve overall flight deck operations in a chemical environment.

  18. Type B accident investigation board report of the July 2, 1997 curium intake by shredder operator at Building 513 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1997-08-01

    On July 2, 1997 at approximately 6:00 A.M., two operators (Workers 1 and 2), wearing approved personal protective equipment (PPE), began a shredding operation of HEPA filters for volume reduction in Building 513 (B-513) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The waste requisitions indicated they were shredding filters containing {le} 1 {micro}Ci of americium-241 (Am-241). A third operator (Worker 3) provided support to the shredder operators in the shredding area (hot area) from a room that was adjacent to the shredding area (cold area). At Approximately 8:00 A.M., a fourth operator (Worker 4) relieved Worker 2 in the shredding operation. Sometime between 8:30 A.M. and 9:00 A.M., Worker 3 left the cold area to make a phone call and set off a hand and foot counter in Building 514. Upon discovering the contamination, the shredding operation was stopped and surveys were conducted in the shredder area. Surveys conducted on the workers found significant levels of contamination on their PPE and the exterior of their respirator cartridges. An exit survey of Worker 1 was conducted at approximately 10:05 A.M., and found contamination on his PPE, as well as on the exterior and interior of his respirator. Contamination was also found on his face, chest, back of neck, hair, knees, and mustache. A nose blow indicated significant contamination, which was later determined to be curium-244.

  19. Phase II - final report study of alternatives for future operations of the naval petroleum and oil shale reserves NPR-3, Wyoming

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-12-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has asked Gustavson Associates, Inc. to serve as an Independent Petroleum Appraiser under contract DE-AC01-96FE64202. This authorizes a study and recommendations regarding future development of Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 (NPR-3) in Natrona County, Wyoming. The report that follows is the Phase II Final Report for that study.

  20. Diamond machine tool face lapping machine

    DOEpatents

    Yetter, H.H.

    1985-05-06

    An apparatus for shaping, sharpening and polishing diamond-tipped single-point machine tools. The isolation of a rotating grinding wheel from its driving apparatus using an air bearing and causing the tool to be shaped, polished or sharpened to be moved across the surface of the grinding wheel so that it does not remain at one radius for more than a single rotation of the grinding wheel has been found to readily result in machine tools of a quality which can only be obtained by the most tedious and costly processing procedures, and previously unattainable by simple lapping techniques.

  1. Millikelvin Lab Machine Shop

    E-print Network

    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Millikelvin Lab OP105­112 Machine Shop OP132 Resistive Magnet Shop CICC Winding Area Transformers Transformers Part Shop OP128 Dock Control Room 45 T Physical Plant Helium Recovery System MagnetCells Shipping This building is home to the Millikelvin lab, the control room, the resistive magnet and machine shops, the CICC

  2. Precision laser machining program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. N. Durvasula

    2001-01-01

    High brightness, diode pumped solid state laser technology has now progressed to a point that it is envisioned as the next-generation industrial laser. In response, the Precision Laser Machining (PLM) Consortium was formed as part of the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Technology Reinvestment Project. The goal of PLM is to develop a new generation of laser machine

  3. Knowledge Based Machine Translation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ghulam Rasool Tahir; Sohail Asghar; Nayyer Masood

    2010-01-01

    Machine translation, a part of computational Linguistics, belongs to Natural Language Processing (NLP) and is a hot issue in the computational society. Gap between the linguist and the computer programmer, gives birth to so many problems like lexical ambiguity, syntactic and structural ambiguity, polysemy, induction, discourses, anaphoric ambiguity and different shade of meanings. Mostly English-to-Urdu machine translation systems were developed

  4. Machine Translation Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bajis, Katie

    1993-01-01

    The characteristics and capabilities of existing machine translation systems were examined and procurement recommendations were developed. Four systems, SYSTRAN, GLOBALINK, PC TRANSLATOR, and STYLUS, were determined to meet the NASA requirements for a machine translation system. Initially, four language pairs were selected for implementation. These are Russian-English, French-English, German-English, and Japanese-English.

  5. The Set Covering Machine

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mario Marchand; John Shawe-taylor

    2002-01-01

    We extend the classical algorithms of Valiant and Haussler for learning compact conjunc- tions and disjunctions of Boolean attributes to allow features that are constructed from the data and to allow a trade-off between accuracy and complexity. The result is a general- purpose learning machine, suitable for practical learning tasks, that we call the set covering machine. We present a

  6. Secondary Masters in Machine Learning

    E-print Network

    Page 1 Secondary Masters in Machine Learning Student Handbook Revised 8/20/14 #12;Page 2 Table:.......................................................................................8 Machine Learning Journal Club.........................................................................................................11 #12;Page 3 Introduction The field of machine learning is concerned with the question of how

  7. The KANTOO Machine Translation Environment

    E-print Network

    Shamos, Michael I.

    machine translation system. 1 Introduction KANTOO is a knowledge­based, interlingual machine translation Server Knowledge Bases Lexical Maintenance Tool Language Translation Database Oracle DB Oracle DB KANTOOThe KANTOO Machine Translation Environment Eric Nyberg and Teruko Mitamura Language Technologies

  8. A machine vision based approach for timber knots detection

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hittawe, Mohamad Mazen; Sidibé, Désiré; Mériaudeau, Fabrice

    2015-04-01

    Wood singularities detection is a primary step in wood grading enhancement. Our approach is purely machine vision based. The main objective is to compute physical properties like density, modulus of elasticity (MOE) and modulus of rupture (MOR) given wood surface images. Knots are one of the main singularities which directly affect the wood strength. Hence, our target is to detect knots and classify them into transverse and non-transverse ones. Then the Knots Depth Ratio (KDR) is computed based on all found transverse knots. Afterwards, KDR is used for the wood mechanical model improvement. Our technique is based on colour image analysis where the knots are detected by means of contrast intensity transformation and morphological operations. Then KDR computations are based on transverse knots and clear wood densities. Finally, MOE and MOR are computed using KDR images. The accuracy of number of knots found, their locations, MOE and MOR has been validated using a dataset of 252 images. In our dataset, these values were manually calculated. To the best of our knowledge our approach is the first purely machine vision based method to compute KDR, MOE and MOR.

  9. Machine Intelligence and Robotics: Report of the NASA Study Group

    E-print Network

    Reddy, Raj

    715-32 Machine Intelligence and Robotics: Report of the NASA Study Group FINAL REPORT March 1980 at NASA: Dr. Calliday 10:30 Al and Robotics Research Goals of SDI: Dr. lanson 10:35 Strategic Computing of the NASA Study Group FINAL REPORT March 1980 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion

  10. Nanocrystalline Materials from Aerospace Machining Chips

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Y. Uluca; B. C. Rao; M. Ravi; T. L. Brown; J. B. Mann; S. Chandrasekar; W. D. Compton

    The creation of nanostructured materials with enhanced mechanical properties by controlled chip formation has been demonstrated. The present study examines the microstructure and mechanical properties of chips from various alloys -Waspaloy AMS 5704, Inconel 718, Al 6061-T6, and titanium - produced in aerospace machining operations. While the deformation conditions with respect to chip formation may be 'less than controlled' in

  11. Air-Bearing Table for Machine Shops

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ambrisco, D.

    1986-01-01

    Frequent workpiece repositioning made easier. Air-bearing table facilitates movement of heavy workpiece during machining or between repeated operations at different positions. Table assembly consists of workpiece supporting fixture riding on air bearing. Table especially useful for inertia welding, in which ease of mobility is important.

  12. Machine Shop. Module 6: Milling. Instructor's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walden, Charles H.

    This document consists of materials for a 12-unit course on the following topics: (1) introduction to milling; (2) structure and accessories; (3) safety and maintenance; (4) cutting-tool variables; (5) basic set-up activities; (6) squaring a workpiece; (7) hole-making operations; (8) form milling; (9) machining keyways; (10) milling angular…

  13. Fog Machines, Vapors, and Phase Diagrams

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vitz, Ed

    2008-01-01

    A series of demonstrations is described that elucidate the operation of commercial fog machines by using common laboratory equipment and supplies. The formation of fogs, or "mixing clouds", is discussed in terms of the phase diagram for water and other chemical principles. The demonstrations can be adapted for presentation suitable for elementary…

  14. NC machining with G-buffer method

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Takafumi Saito; Tokiichiro Takahashi

    1991-01-01

    The G-buffer method is applied to NC machining. A total NC system is created that consists of all essential functions, such as tool path generation, path verification, and feed rate control. Moreover, any combination of object surface and tool shape is acceptable. By utilizing G-buffers created from a parallel projection, the required NC functions are realized as image processing operations.

  15. Dynamic Analysis of Linear Synchronous Machines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. T. Yu; W. Dai; S. L. Ho; M. Q. Hu; S. Y. Yang; K. W. E. Cheng; K. F. Wong

    2006-01-01

    A time domain electromagnetic model that includes the effect of moving conductors for the dynamic analysis of linear synchronous machines (LSM) is presented. In the proposed model the magnetic forces are computed based on the method of virtual work. The operation performances of LSM in some specific cases are also reported

  16. Machine LearningMachine Learning Stephen Scott

    E-print Network

    Scott, Stephen D.

    that automatically learn from experience ­ Important research goal of artificial intelligence (Very) small sampling vs. non-trucks Examples are described by features ­ E.g. number-of-wheels (integer), relative-height (height divided by width), hauls-cargo (yes/no) A machine learning algorithm uses these examples to create

  17. Algorithms/Theory Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

    E-print Network

    Stanford, Kyle

    Algorithms/Theory Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Circuit Analysis/Chip Design Compilers/Operating Systems Computational Biology Computer Architecture Digital Logic Digital Signal Processing Embedded Systems Game Design Graphics Human-Computer Interaction Information/Database Management Introduction

  18. INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 4' DUCTILE IRON ...

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

    INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 4' DUCTILE IRON PIPE BEING CENTRIFUGALLY CAST, AS OPERATOR WATCHES TO ENSURE QUALITY. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  19. HUNTER 20 MATCHPLATE MOLDING MACHINE 'SQUEEZING' BOTH HALVES OF A ...

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

    HUNTER 20 MATCHPLATE MOLDING MACHINE 'SQUEEZING' BOTH HALVES OF A MOLD SURROUNDING A MATCHPLATE PATTERN, DENNIS GRAY OPERATOR. - Southern Ductile Casting Company, Casting, 2217 Carolina Avenue, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

  20. INTERIOR VIEW WITH PIPE CASTING MACHINE CASTING A 24' PIPE ...

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

    INTERIOR VIEW WITH PIPE CASTING MACHINE CASTING A 24' PIPE AND OPERATOR JOHNNY NIXON. - United States Pipe & Foundry Company Plant, Pipe Casting & Testing Area, 2023 St. Louis Avenue at I-20/59, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL