Sample records for program 1979 1988 executive

  1. AMRA's golden years: 1979-1988.

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    Buckland, A

    1988-10-01

    Ten years ago AMRA had a golden anniversary celebrating 50 years of existence. Today, in 1988, we have accumulated 60 years of service to our members, to health record science, to the world of allied health, and to the protection of patients' confidentiality rights. Inasmuch as the first years of AMRA were chronicled in articles appearing in Medical Record News, August 1978 and February 1979, this article will review only the golden years, the period following our 50th anniversary. PMID:10302852

  2. Dog bite-related fatalities from 1979 through 1988.

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    Sacks, J J; Sattin, R W; Bonzo, S E

    1989-09-15

    By combining data from the National Center for Health Statistics and computerized searching of news stories, we identified 157 dog bite-related fatalities that occurred in the United States from 1979 through 1988. Of the 157 deaths, 70% occurred among children who were less than 10 years of age. The death rate for neonates was almost 370 times that of adults who were 30 to 49 years of age. Pit bull breeds were involved in 42 (41.6%) of 101 deaths where dog breed was reported, almost three times more than German shepherds, the next most commonly reported breed. The proportion of deaths attributable to pit bulls increased from 20% in 1979 and 1980 to 62% in 1987 and 1988. Pit bull attacks were almost twice as likely to be caused by strays as attacks by other breeds. Extrapolated estimates suggest 183 to 204 dog bite-related fatalities from 1979 through 1988. To prevent such deaths, we recommend stronger animal control laws, public education regarding dog bites, and more responsible dog ownership. Parents and physicians should be aware that infants left alone with a dog may be at risk of death. PMID:2769900

  3. Operations Program Executive

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    Fague, M. A.

    1982-01-01

    Ground Resource Operations Program executive (GROPE) is control program for binding system of programs into single, easily operated entity. It relieves user from complexity arising from decomposition of large application into number of interacting program units. System simplifies job control, data management, and recordkeeping for interacting programs.

  4. African phosphate geology and resources: a bibliography, 1979 1988

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    Notholt, Arthur J. G.

    Phosphate rock has been known in Africa since at least 1873, when it was discovered by Philippe Thomas in Algeria. Further discoveries were made in fairly rappid succession elsewhere in northern Africa, notably in Tunisia, Egypt and, in the early part of the 19th century, in Morocco, Mauritania and South Africa. Phosphate rock of diverse types is now known to occur in most other African countries, in rocks ranging from Late Precambrian (Late Proterozoic) to Pleistocene in age and of both sedimentary and igneous origin. Resources are unequally distributed, however, deposits of Lower Tertiary age in northern Africa accounting for the bulk of the resources as well as most of the commercial production of phosphate rock in Africa. There is considerable need for systematic and comprehensive geological reference data on known deposits and occurrences, particularly when the mineral potential of individual countries or regions is assessed. Several major reference works on phosphate rock are now available and include a bibliography of world resources published in 1983. As such, the present bibliography for the period 1979-1988 is a useful supplement, comprising a compilation of the more recent literature on the phosphate geology and resources of Africa. As previously, the bibliography is arranged by continent and under individual countries. References to literature are then given in alphabetical order by author.

  5. Drinking-water standards and regulations. Volume 4. Manual for 1979-1988

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    Wang, L.K.; Wang, M.H.S.

    1988-10-10

    This report covers eight important documents: (1) The U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act Title XIV, as amended by the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986, by U.S. EPA; (2) Summary of the Safe Drinking Water Act Regulations, by CDM, June 1988; (3) Sampling Procedure for Analysis of Bacteria and Chemicals in Tap Water, by LIR, June 1988; (4) Discontinuing Certification of Seven Analytes, by NY-DOH, August 1986; (5) Disinfection of Individual Water Supply Systems, by MA-DEQE, June 1988; (6) U.S. EPA Letter to Dr. L. K. Wang Regarding the Use of Liquid Household Bleach for Sanitizing Domestic Water Systems, by U.S. EPA, August 1988; (7) Guidelines for Public Water Systems by MA-DEQE, May 1979; and (8) Supplement to Guidelines for Public Water Systems--1979 Edition, by MA-DEQE, September 1984, approved in October 1986.

  6. Program Enrollment: 1975-1979.

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    Tillberg, Rebecca

    Day, evening, and total weekly student contact hours (WSCH) reported each Fall from 1975 to 1979 are presented in a series of data tables for the Los Angeles Community College District and each of its nine member institutions. First for the District and then for each of the colleges, tables provide WSCH figures for 23 academic disciplines and for…

  7. Extension Program Council's Executive Board. 

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    Marshall, Mary G.; Richardson, Burl B.

    1986-01-01

    ~IB-134'-! II"I~ I~? Extension Program Council's Executive Board Mary G. Marshall and Burl B. Richardson Extension Program Development Specialists The Extension Program Council works with Extension agents to plan, implement, evaluate...

  8. Laser program annual report, 1979

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    Coleman, L.W.; Strack, J.R. (eds.)

    1980-03-01

    This volume provides a program overview, presenting highlights of the technical accomplishments of the elements of the program, as well as discussions of program resources and facilities. Also covered are the work of the Solid-State Laser program element, which includes systems operations, Nova, and research and development activities. (MOW)

  9. NASA Historical Data Book. Volume 5; NASA Launch Systems, Space Transportation, Human Spaceflight and Space Science, 1979-1988

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    Rumerman, Judy A. (Compiler)

    1999-01-01

    In 1973, NASA published the first volume of the NASA Historical Data Book, a hefty tome containing mostly tabular data on the resources of the space agency between 1958 and 1968. There, broken into detailed tables, were the facts and figures associated with the budget, facilities, procurement, installations, and personnel of NASA during that formative decade. In 1988, NASA reissued that first volume of the data book and added two additional volumes on the agency's programs and projects, one each for 1958-1968 and 1969-1978. NASA published a fourth volume in 1994 that addressed NASA resources for the period between 1969 and 1978. This fifth volume of the NASA Historical Data Book is a continuation of those earlier efforts. This fundamental reference tool presents information, much of it statistical, documenting the development of four critical areas of NASA responsibility for the period between 1979 and 1988. This volume includes detailed information on the development and operation of launch systems, space transportation, human spaceflight, and space science during this era. As such, it contains in-depth statistical information about the early Space Shuttle program through the return to flight in 1988, the early efforts to build a space station, the development of new launch systems, and the launching of seventeen space science missions. A companion volume will appear late in 1999, documenting the space applications, support operations, aeronautics, and resources aspects of NASA during the period between 1979 and 1988. NASA began its operations as the nation's civilian space agency in 1958 following the passage of the National Aeronautics and Space Act. It succeeded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new organization was charged with preserving the role of the United States "as a leader in aeronautical and space science and technology" and in its application, with expanding our knowledge of the Earth's atmosphere and space, and with exploring flight both within and outside the atmosphere. By the 1980s, NASA had established itself as an agency with considerable achievements on record. The decade was marked by the inauguration of the Space Shuttle flights and haunted by the 1986 Challenger accident that temporarily halted the program. The agency also enjoyed the strong support of President Ronald Reagan, who enthusiastically announced the start of both the Space Station program and the National Aerospace Plane program.

  10. Laser program annual report, 1979

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    Coleman, L.W.; Strack, J.R. (eds.)

    1980-03-01

    Volume 3 comprises three sections, beginning with Section 7 on advanced quantum electronics. Both theoretical and experimental research and development activities on advanced laser concepts in the quest for high efficiency and high repetition rate are presented. Section 8 contains the results of studies by the Energy and Military Applications group. Section 9 presents results from some of the activities of the advanced isotope separation program. (MOW)

  11. Business Development Executive (BDE) Program

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    Rice, E.J. "Woody"; Frederick, W. James

    2005-12-05

    The IPST BDE (Institute of Paper Science and Technology Business Development Executive) program was initiated in 1997 to make the paper industry better aware of the new manufacturing technologies being developed at IPST for the U.S. pulp and paper industry's use. In April 2000, the BDE program management and the 20 BDEs, all retired senior level industry manufacturing and research executives, were asked by Ms. Denise Swink of OIT at DOE to take the added responsibility of bringing DOE developed energy conservation technology to the paper industry. This project was funded by a DOE grant of $950,000.

  12. Extension Program Council's Executive Board.

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    Marshall, Mary G.; Richardson, Burl B.

    1986-01-01

    , the Executive Board is able to determine if com bined results are reaching established program goals and the people for whom the programs are intended. 9 Communicate within Check program results I 111111 Ili~~jrlli~I~III~~1 ~Il ~I~III\\ lillllill 1111 A:L... effectiveness Review structure Use standing rules Develop a calendar ROiate leaders Educational programs conducted by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service serve people of al/ ages regardiess of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, handicap...

  13. Baldrige Executive Fellows Program

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    and implementation through the lens of corporate sustainability, you'll be positioned to improve your o and capabilities necessary for organizational sustainability. (Im)Prove Your PerformanceTM Program Benefits In A deeper understanding of strategic planning; sustainability; integration of processes, plans, resources

  14. TMI-2 Cleanup Program, Post-1988

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    Byrne, J.J.

    1994-12-31

    The ANS Winter Meeting of 1988 contained an embedded topical on the cleanup of Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2). At the time of the meeting the cleanup program was still in progress. It was not until December 1993 that the cleanup program was completed, and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval to enter postdefueling monitored storage (PDMS) was granted. The prerequisites for the TMI-2 cleanup process were established by GPU Nuclear. The completion of these prerequisites is briefly described.

  15. Higher-Performance Executives: Bringing Executive Development Programs Into Balance

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    Gilad, Benjamin; Chussil, Mark

    2013-01-01

    Executive development programs teach various skills deemed important in future leaders and help shape future leadership and its performance. However, they are often excessively focused on competencies required for dealing with internal issues and relationships. They do a much less admirable job preparing future executives for the unique skills…

  16. Parallel execution of logic programs

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    Conery, J.S.

    1987-01-01

    This work is about the AND/OR Process Model, an abstract model for parallel execution of logic programs. This book defines a framework for implementing parallel interpreters. The research presented here provides an intermediate level of abstraction between hardware and semantics, a set of requirements for a parallel interpreter running on a multiprocessor architecture. Contents. LIST OF FIGURES. 1. INTRODUCTION. 2. LOGIC PROGRAMMING. 2.1 Syntax. 2.2 Semantics. 2.3 Control. 2.4 Prolog. 2.5 Alternate Control Strategies. 2.6 Chapter Summary. 3. PARALLELISM IN LOGIC PROGRAMS. 3.1 Models for OR Parallelism. 3.2 Models for AND Parallelism. 3.3 Low Level Parallelism 3.4 Chapter Summary. 4. THE AND/OR PROCESS MODEL. 4.1 Oracle. 4.2 Messages. 4.3 OR Processes. 4.4 AND Processes. 4.5 Interpreter. 4.6 Programming Language. 4.7 Chapter Summary. 5. PARALLEL OR PROCESSES. 5.1 Operating Modes. 5.2 Execution. 5.3 Example. 5.4 Chapter Summary.

  17. Curare: Restructuring lisp programs for concurrent execution

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    Larus, J.R.

    1987-01-01

    This paper describes the techniques used by CURARE, a program transformer, to restructure Lisp programs for concurrent execution in multiprocessor Lisp systems. CURARE tries to eliminate control and data-dependencies that prevent concurrent execution of the invocations of recursive functions. CURARE also inserts a variety of synchronization devices to ensure that unremovable dependencies do not impair execution of a program. The product of this process is semantically equivalent to the original Lisp program, but executes faster on a multiprocessor than would the original program.

  18. Parallel execution of LISP programs

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    Weening, J.S.

    1989-01-01

    This dissertation considers several issues in the execution of Lisp programs on shared-memory multiprocessors. An overview of constructs for explicit parallelism in Lisp is first presented. The problems of partitioning a program into processes and scheduling these processes are then described, and a number of methods for performing these are proposed. These include cutting off process creation based on properties of the computation tree of the program, and basing partitioning decisions on the state of the system at runtime instead of the program. An experimental study of these methods has been performed using a simulator for parallel Lisp. The simulator, written in common Lisp using a continuation-passing style, is described in detail. This is followed by a description of the experiments that were performed and an analysis of the results. Two programs are used as illustrations-a Fast Fourier Transform, which has an abundance of parallelism, and the Cocke-Younger-Kasami parsing algorithm, for which good speedup is not as easy to obtain. The difficulty of using cutoff-based partitioning methods, and the differences between various scheduling methods, are shown. A combination of partitioning and scheduling methods which the author calls dynamic partitioning is analyzed in more detail. This method is based on examining the machine's runtime state; it requires that the programmer only identify parallelism in the program, without deciding which potential parallelism is actually useful. Several theorems are proved providing upper bounds on the amount of overhead produced by this method. He concludes that for programs whose computation trees have small height relative to their total size, dynamic partitioning can achieve asymptotically minimal overhead in the cost of process creation.

  19. DIALOG: An executive computer program for linking independent programs

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    Glatt, C. R.; Hague, D. S.; Watson, D. A.

    1973-01-01

    A very large scale computer programming procedure called the DIALOG executive system was developed for the CDC 6000 series computers. The executive computer program, DIALOG, controls the sequence of execution and data management function for a library of independent computer programs. Communication of common information is accomplished by DIALOG through a dynamically constructed and maintained data base of common information. Each computer program maintains its individual identity and is unaware of its contribution to the large scale program. This feature makes any computer program a candidate for use with the DIALOG executive system. The installation and uses of the DIALOG executive system are described.

  20. Estimation of road transportation emissions in Spain from 1988 to 1999 using COPERT III program

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    José M Burón; José M López; Francisco Aparicio; Miguel Á Mart??n; Alejandro Garc??a

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes the results of a study of pollutant emissions by road traffic in Spain during the period 1988–1999. The study has covered two main phases: input data compilation and program execution (COPERT III).The first has been conditioned by the requirements imposed by the software in terms of de-aggregated data, which were not available at first, and required estimation.

  1. Executive computer program for linking independent computer programs: ODINEX

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    Latt, C. R.; Hague, D. S.; Watson, D. A.

    1975-01-01

    Program controls sequence of execution of network of program elements and maintains data base of common information which forms communication link among them. Approach is applicable to any multiple-program task.

  2. METRO Achievement Program: Summer 1988. External Evaluation Report.

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    Thompson, Denise R.

    This document comprises an evaluation of the 1988 METRO Achievement Program, a summer educational program to help develop the academic potential of primarily Black and Hispanic girls entering the seventh and eighth grades in Chicago. The 5-week program included the following components: (1) mathematics, science, and communication skills classes;…

  3. FBI Police Executive Fellowship Program

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    Blake, Christopher G.

    2012-01-01

    In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, FBI Director Robert Mueller, III, established the Office of Law Enforcement Coordination to help ensure more effective information-sharing between the Bureau and state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. One of the hallmarks of this focused effort to enhance communication is the Police Executive

  4. Oil shale programs. Sixteenth quarterly report, October-December 1979

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    Stevens, A. L. [ed.

    1980-06-01

    This document is the sixteenth in a continuing series of quarterly reports, and describes the Sandia National Laboratories oil shale activities during the period between October 1, 1979 and December 31, 1979. Sandia's major responsibility to the DOE in situ oil shale program is to provide a quantitative evaluation to DOE of the various field projects being supported by DOE in the development of commercial in situ oil shale processes. This requires the deployment of instrumentation systems and analysis techniques to evaluate key procedures and operations. In order to fulfill this responsibility, it is necessary to develop new and advanced instrumentation systems and associated deployment, recording and analysis techniques that are unique to the field projects. In addition, a rock mechanics program provides material properties, material response models, and computational methods to support the design and evaluation functions. This report describes detailed activities in these project areas over the last quarter.

  5. Recurrent shell infall events in a B0.5e star: HD 58978 1979-1988

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    Grady, C. A.; Peters, G. J.; Bjorkman, K. S.; Henrichs, H. F.

    1988-01-01

    Infall from the circumstellar envelope onto the bright B0.5 IVe star, HD 58978 was studied. The IUE data indicate that the star was surrounded by a low and moderately ionized circumstellar shell at least 12 times between 1979 and 1988. During 6 of these episodes, the signatures of cool circumstellar material were redshifted with respect to the photosphere by 20 to 80 km/sec. The data indicate that the transition from infall to minimal shell absorption can occur in under 10 days, and are consistent either with infall phases lasting up to 6 months, or with infall episodes shorter than 10 to 15 days. The long term behavior of the shell episodes is compared with variability in the stellar wind.

  6. Cognitive and Neural Sciences Division, 1988 Programs.

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    Vaughan, Willard S., Ed.

    The research and development efforts performed by principal investigators under sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research Cognitive and Neural Sciences Division during 1988 are documented. The title, name and affiliation of the principal investigator, project code, contract number, current end date, technical objective, approach, and progress of…

  7. Repository Technology Program activities, FY 1988

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    Yow, J.L. Jr.; Wijesinghe, A.M.; Thorpe, R.K.; Knapp, R.B.

    1989-07-01

    Our technical activities in FY 1988 included instrument selection and evaluation, calculational work, and simulator development. Near the end of the fiscal year, we began preparing several topical reports to document our results. This fiscal year, we continued developing three-dimensional numerical simulators to model coupled hydrologic-and mechanical-rock mass responses and, thus, to provide representative numerical tools for understanding and calculating these in situ processes. We also began scoping calculations in the second half of FY 1988 to evaluate ERE design criteria, but this work was redirected late in the year when the DOE/AECL Subsidiary Agreement was set aside. Our work in developing and evaluating experimental techniques focused on total pressure measurements, moisture content measurement, and tracer detection instrumentation for sealing experiments and for rock-mass-response field tests. At the end of the fiscal year, we completed a review of measurement technology for instrumenting migration/sorption tests to help define the technological requirements in these areas. By the end of FY 1988, we had completed a review of the existing codes for simulating reactive transport; we are using the results of this review to help formulate plans for future activities in this area. The following sections describe the major RTP tasks and activities at LLNL in more detail, and they include our FY 1988 accomplishments in these areas. 8 refs., 22 figs.

  8. Reports of planetary geology and geophysics program, 1988

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    Holt, Henry E. (editor)

    1989-01-01

    This is a compilation of abstracts of reports from Principal Investigators of NASA's Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program, Office of Space Science and Applications. The purpose is to document in summary form research work conducted in this program during 1988. Each report reflects significant accomplishments within the area of the author's funded grant or contract.

  9. Annual Program. Library Services and Construction Act, 1988-1989.

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    South Carolina State Library, Columbia.

    This report presents the 1988-1989 annual Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) program for the South Carolina State Library. This program includes fiscal information and project descriptions for the following LSCA projects under Title I Library Services: (1) I-A, General Administration; (2) I-B, Library Interpretation; (3) II-A, General…

  10. Annual Program: Library Services and Construction Act, 1987-1988.

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    South Carolina State Library, Columbia.

    This report presents the 1978-1988 annual Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) program for the South Carolina State Library. This program includes fiscal information and project descriptions for the following LCSA projects under Title I-Library Services: (1) Projects IA-General Administration; (2) IB-Library Interpretation; (3) IIA-General…

  11. Trends in Firearm Suicide among Older American Males: 1979-1988.

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    Kaplan, Mark S.; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Used National Center for Health Statistics Compressed Mortality data to perform age-specific analysis of linear trends in suicide. Found males aged 65+ years were most likely to use firearms. In 1988, nearly 80% of suicides by older males were committed with firearms. Firearm-related suicide rates were much lower for blacks than whites 65 and…

  12. Evaluation of Bonneville's 1988 and 1989 Residential Weatherization Program: A Northwest study of program dynamics

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    Brown, M.A.; White, D.L.

    1992-12-01

    This study continues the series of evaluations of the Bonneville Power Administration's long-term Residential Weatherization Program (RWP) by examining the energy saved by its 1988 and 1989 participants. The sample of participants for this study was drawn from 10 utilities covering the region's three climate zones. Six of these utilities were included in the 1988 RWP evaluation, and eight of them were included in the 1989 RWP evaluation. This study analyzes data on 356 participating households in 1988, 433 participants in 1989, and a comparison group of 1170 nonparticipants in 1988 and 1466 in 1989. Previous evaluations of Bonneville's earlier weatherization programs provide an historic context for analyzing program dynamics.

  13. Executive Education Program Freight Transportation and

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Executive Education Program Freight Transportation and Logistics: Delivering Results in a Volatile Environment September 9 ­11, 2013 Northwestern University Transportation Center NonprofitOrganization U.S.Postage PAID NorthwesternUniversity TransportationCenter RobertR.McCormickSchool of

  14. John Gallagher Associate Dean, Executive MBA Programs

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    Reif, John H.

    John Gallagher Associate Dean, Executive MBA Programs Professor of the Practice of Management Education The Fuqua School of Business Duke University John joined Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in 1983 as a member of the faculty and Director of Computer Mediated Learning. Although John has

  15. Locating program features using execution slices

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    W. Eric Wong; Swapna S. Gokhale; Joseph R. Horgan; Kishor S. Trivedi

    1999-01-01

    An important step towards effective software maintenance is to locate the code relevant to a particular feature. We report a study applying an execution slice-based technique to a reliability and performance evaluator to identify the code which is unique to a feature, or is common to a group of features. Supported by tools called ATAC and ?Vue, the program features

  16. FEASIBILITY STUDY ON EXECUTIVE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT FOR BASIN ECOSYSTEMS MODELING

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    The project was undertaken in order to provide a feasibility study in developing and implementing a complete executive program to interface automatically various basin-wide water quality models for use by relatively inexperienced modelers. This executive program should ultimately...

  17. NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program: 1988 research reports

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    Anderson, Loren A. (editor); Armstrong, Dennis W. (editor)

    1988-01-01

    This contractor's report contains all sixteen final reports prepared by the participants in the 1988 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program. Reports describe research projects on a number of topics including controlled environments, robotics, cryogenic propellant storage, polymers, hydroponic culture, adaptive servocontrol, and computer aided design

  18. College Readiness Program Evaluation 1988-1989. Summary Report.

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    Brierley, Miriam; Thompson, Gary

    This document summarizes an evaluation of the 1988/89 College Readiness Program (CRP) in the Columbus (Ohio) Public Schools. The CRP targets middle school students who demonstrate potential for success in college but who are not planning to attend college because of their families' financial status or because higher education is not part of their…

  19. Advanced gas cooled nuclear reactor materials evaluation and development program. Progress report, October 1, 1979-December 31, 1979

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    Not Available

    1980-04-18

    This report presents the results of work performed from October 1, 1979 through December 31, 1979. Work covered in this report includes the activities associated with the status of the simulated reactor helium supply system, testing equipment and gas chemistry analysis instrumentation and equipment. The progress in the screening test program is described. This includes: screening creep results, weight gain and post-exposure mechanical properties for materials thermally exposed at 750/sup 0/ and 850/sup 0/C (1382/sup 0/ and 1562/sup 0/F). In addition, the status of the data management system is described.

  20. Advanced Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactor Materials Evaluation and Development Program. Progress report, July 1, 1979-September 30, 1979

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    Not Available

    1980-03-07

    The results of work performed from July 1, 1979 through September 30, 1979 on the Advanced Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactor Materials Evaluation and Development Program are presented. The objectives of this program are to evaluate candidate alloys for Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) Nuclear Process Heat (NPH) and Direct Cycle Helium Turbine (DCHT) applications, in terms of the effect of simulated reactor primary coolant (helium containing small amounts of various other gases), high temperatures, and long time exposures, on the mechanical properties and structural and surface stability of selected candidate alloys. A second objective is to select and recommend materials for future test facilities and more extensive qualification programs. Work covered in this report includes the activities associated with the status of the simulated reactor helium supply system, testing equipment, and gas chemistry analysis instrumentation and equipment. The status of the data management system is presented. In addition, the progress in the screening test program is described.

  1. NASA geodynamics program: Bibliography

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    1990-01-01

    The Seventh Geodynamics Program report summarizes program activities and achievements during 1988 and 1989. Included is a 115 page bibliography of the publications associated with the NASA Geodynamics Program since its initiation in 1979.

  2. Cognitive programs: software for attention's executive

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    Tsotsos, John K.; Kruijne, Wouter

    2014-01-01

    What are the computational tasks that an executive controller for visual attention must solve? This question is posed in the context of the Selective Tuning model of attention. The range of required computations go beyond top-down bias signals or region-of-interest determinations, and must deal with overt and covert fixations, process timing and synchronization, information routing, memory, matching control to task, spatial localization, priming, and coordination of bottom-up with top-down information. During task execution, results must be monitored to ensure the expected results. This description includes the kinds of elements that are common in the control of any kind of complex machine or system. We seek a mechanistic integration of the above, in other words, algorithms that accomplish control. Such algorithms operate on representations, transforming a representation of one kind into another, which then forms the input to yet another algorithm. Cognitive Programs (CPs) are hypothesized to capture exactly such representational transformations via stepwise sequences of operations. CPs, an updated and modernized offspring of Ullman's Visual Routines, impose an algorithmic structure to the set of attentional functions and play a role in the overall shaping of attentional modulation of the visual system so that it provides its best performance. This requires that we consider the visual system as a dynamic, yet general-purpose processor tuned to the task and input of the moment. This differs dramatically from the almost universal cognitive and computational views, which regard vision as a passively observing module to which simple questions about percepts can be posed, regardless of task. Differing from Visual Routines, CPs explicitly involve the critical elements of Visual Task Executive (vTE), Visual Attention Executive (vAE), and Visual Working Memory (vWM). Cognitive Programs provide the software that directs the actions of the Selective Tuning model of visual attention. PMID:25505430

  3. Program solicitation: Closing date, January 22, 1988

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    1987-01-01

    DOE invites small business firms to submit proposals in this sixth annual solicitation for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Firms with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the topic areas described are encouraged to participate. DOE will support high-quality research or research and development (R and D) on advanced concepts concerning important energy related scientific or engineering problems and opportunities that could lead to significant public benefit if the research is successful. Objectives of this program include stimulating technological innovation in the private sector, strengthening the role of small business in meeting Federal R and D needs, increasing the commercial application of DOE-supported research results, and improving the return on investment from Federally funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation.

  4. The 1979-80 General College Retention Program, Final Report: Pilot Education Programs.

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    Zanoni, Candido P.

    Efforts of the General College of the University of Minnesota to increase student retention during the 1979-80 academic year are described. The target groups were high-risk students, especially representatives of minority groups from traditionally nonacademic populations. The college mounted a pilot education program (PEP) comprising three…

  5. Biomass energy systems program summary. Information current as of September 30, 1979

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    Not Available

    1980-10-01

    This program summary describes each of the DOE's Biomass Energy System's projects funded or in existence during fiscal year 1979 and reflects their status as of September 30, 1979. The summary provides an overview of the ongoing research, development, and demonstration efforts of the preceding fiscal year as well. (DMC)

  6. Parallel execution of Lisp programs. Doctoral thesis

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    Weening, J.S.

    1989-06-01

    This dissertation considers several issues in the execution of Lisp programs on shared-memory multiprocessors. An overview of constructs for explicit parallelism in Lisp is first presented. The problem of partitioning a program into process and scheduling these processes are then described, and a number of methods for performing these are proposed. These include cutting off process creation based on properties of the computation tree of the program, and basing partitioning decisions on the state of the system at runtime instead of the program. An experimental study of these methods has been performed using a simulator for parallel Lisp. This is followed by a description of the experiments that were performed and an analysis of the results. Two programs are used as illustrations-a Fast Fourier Transform, which has an abundance of parallelism, and the Cocke-Younger-Kasami parsing algorithm, for which good speedup is not as easy to obtain. The difficulty of using cutoff-based partitioning methods, and the differences between varios scheduling methods, are shown. A combination of partitioning and scheduling methods which we call dynamic partitioning is analyzed in more detail. This method is based on examining the machine's runtime state; it requires that the programmer only identify parallelism in the program, without deciding which potential parallelism is actually useful. We conclude that for programs whose computation trees have small height relative to their total size, dynamic partitioning can achieve asymptotically minimal overhead in the cost of process creation.

  7. Accelerator technology program. Progress report, January-December 1979

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    Knapp, E.A.; Jameson, R.A. (comps.)

    1980-11-01

    The activities of Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory's (LASL) Accelerator Technology (AT) Division during the calendar year 1979 are highlighted, with references to more detailed reports. This report is organized around the major projects of the Division, reflecting a wide variety of applications and sponsors. The first section covers the Fusion Materials Irradiation Test program, a collaborative effort with the Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory; the second section summarizes progress on the Proton Storage Ring to be built between LAMPF and the LASL Pulsed Neutron Research facility. A new project that achieved considerable momentum during the year is described next - the free-electron laser studies; the following section discusses the status of the Pion Generator for Medical Irradiation program. Next, two more new programs, the racetrack microtron being developed jointly by AT-Division and the National Bureau of Standards and the radio-frequency (rf) accelerator development for heavy ion fusion, are outlined. Development activities on a new type of high-power, high-efficiency rf amplifier called the gyrocon are then reported, and the final sections cover development of H/sup -/ ion sources and injectors, and linear accelerator instrumentation and beam dynamics.

  8. Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1988-1989

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    Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

    1990-01-01

    The research conducted during 1988 to 1989 under the NASA/FAA-sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center and the Federal Aviation Administration, one each with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio University, and Princeton University. Completed works, status reports, and annotated bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include computer science, guidance and control theory and practice, aircraft performance, flight dynamics, and applied experimental psychology. An overview of the year's activities for each university is also presented.

  9. Publications of the Exobiology Program for 1988: A special bibliography

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1990-01-01

    The 1988 publications resulting from research pursued under the auspices of NASA's Exobiology Program are listed. The Exobiology Program is an integrated program designed to investigate those processes that may have been responsible for or related to the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe. Research supported by this program is in the areas of cosmic evolution of biogenic compounds, prebiotic evolution, early evolution of life, and evolution of advanced life. Pre-mission and pre-project activities supporting these areas are included in the areas of solar system exploration and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. A planetary protection subject area is also included because of its direct relevance to the Exobiology program.

  10. Explaining Program Execution in Deductive Tarun Arora Raghu Ramakrishnan

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    Liblit, Ben

    ­level explanation of the inferences carried out during program execution. A notable feature of the implementation facts are true, additional facts can be inferred'. Such a reading of the program is natural and nonExplaining Program Execution in Deductive Systems Tarun Arora Raghu Ramakrishnan William G. Roth

  11. Fast flux test facility fuel handling experience; November 1979 to August 1988

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    Romrell, D.M.; Art, D.M.; Redekopp, R.D.; Waldo, J.B.; Marshall, J.L. (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (USA))

    1989-09-01

    The fuel handling sequence at the Fast Flux Test Reactor in Richland, Washington is discussed in this paper. It utilizes several computer-aided fuel handling machines, a fuel conditioning station, and fuel storage vessels. Each system is designed to appropriately maintain the sodium-wetted fuel in an argon atmosphere (to prevent sodium reaction with moisture and oxygen) and control the temperature of the fuel assembly within the specified limits. Refueling experience has been used to decrease plant refueling time. Equipment utilization has exceeded original estimates because of changes in the irradiation program. Most of the fuel handling equipment has operated reliably, but with aging, some equipment upgrades are in progress or are being planned.

  12. Weatherization Assistance Program. Executive summary report

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    Not Available

    1984-09-01

    This Executive Summary Report represents the final task in the monitoring process. It contains a matrix for each state, a matrix for the region, a narrative based on each matrix and a section on additional observations made by the monitoring team. The report also contains conclusions and recommendations affecting the Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program in the Mid-Atlantic region. Selected recipients of funds from the US Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program were selected according to a national criteria and monitored for program conformance. Documents at both the state (grantee) and community (subgrantee) levels were examined and personnel interviewed in order to ascertain the effectiveness of the subgrantee's program administration, financial management, property management, and technical assistance projects, as well as the quality of workmanship. Monitoring activities covered by this report were conducted by the Philadelphia Support Office (PSO) of the Chicago Operations Office. The PSO has responsibility for the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia. In 1984, a total of 53 subgrantee sites were monitored: 1 in Delaware, 7 in Maryland, 25 in Pennsylvania, 12 in Virginia, and 8 in West Virginia. There were no subgrantees monitored in the District of Columbia.

  13. Restructuring symbolic programs for concurrent execution on multiprocessors

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    Larus, J.R.

    1989-01-01

    CURARE, the program restructurer described in this dissertation, automatically transforms a sequential Lisp program into an equivalent concurrent program that executes on a multiprocessor. CURARE first analyzes a program to find its control and data dependences. This analysis is most difficult for references to structures connected by pointers. CURARE uses a new data-dependence algorithm, which finds and classifies these dependences. The analysis is conservative and may detect conflicts that do not arise in practice. A programmer can temper and refine its results with declarations. Dependences constrain the program's concurrent execution because, in general, two conflicting statements cannot execute in a different order without affecting the program's result. A restructurer must know all dependences in order to preserve them. However, not all dependences are essential to produce the program's result. CURARE attempts to transform the program so it computes its result with fewer conflicts. An optimized program will execute with less synchronization and more concurrency. CURARE then examines loops in a program to find those that are unconstrained or lightly constrained by dependences. By necessity, CURARE treats recursive functions as loops and does not limit itself to explicit program loops. Recursive functions offer several advantages over explicit loops since they provide a convenient framework for inserting locks and handling the dynamic behavior of symbolic programs. Loops that are suitable for concurrent execution are changed to execute on a set of concurrent server processes. These servers execute single loop iterations and therefore need to be extremely inexpensive to invoke.

  14. Microgravity Science and Applications Program tasks, 1988 revision

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    1989-01-01

    The active research tasks as of the end of the fiscal year 1988 of the Microgravity Science and Applications Program, NASA-Office of Space Science and Applications, involving several NASA centers and other organizations are compiled. The purpose is to provide an overview of the program scope for managers and scientists in industry, university, and government communities. Also included are an introductory description of the program, the strategy and overall goal, identification of the organizational structures and people involved, and a description of each task. A list of recent publications is provided. The tasks are grouped into six major categories: electronic materials; solidification of metals, alloys, and composites; fluid dynamics and transport phenomena; biotechnology; glasses and ceramics; and combustion. Other categories include experimental technology, general studies and surveys; foreign government affiliations; industrial affiliations; and Physics And Chemistry Experiments (PACE). The tasks are divided into ground-based and flight experiments.

  15. Integration Evaluation Report. Executive Summary, Introduction, Summaries and Recommendations, Conclusions, 1988-89. Publication No. 548, Part I.

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    Alkin, Marvin; And Others

    In 1988-89, an evaluation was conducted to determine the impact of various integration programs designed to ameliorate the harms of racial isolation in the Los Angeles (California) Unified School District. The underlying intent was to specify ways in which levels of achievement, self-esteem, access to postsecondary education, and racial tolerance…

  16. An approach to distributed execution of Ada programs

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    Volz, R. A.; Krishnan, P.; Theriault, R.

    1987-01-01

    Intelligent control of the Space Station will require the coordinated execution of computer programs across a substantial number of computing elements. It will be important to develop large subsets of these programs in the form of a single program which executes in a distributed fashion across a number of processors. A translation strategy for distributed execution of Ada programs in which library packages and subprograms may be distributed is described. A preliminary version of the translator is operational. Simple data objects (no records or arrays as yet), subprograms, and static tasks may be referenced remotely.

  17. Restructuring symbolic programs for concurrent execution on microprocessors

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    Larus, J.R. (California Univ., Berkeley, CA (USA). Computer Science Div.)

    1989-01-01

    Curare, the program restructurer described in this dissertation, automatically transforms a sequential Lisp program into an equivalent concurrent program that executes on a multiprocessor. Curare first analyzes a program to find its control and data dependences. This analysis is most difficult for references to structures connected by pointers. Curare uses a new data-dependence algorithm, which finds and classifies these dependences. The analysis is conservative and may detect conflicts that do not arise in practice. A programmer can temper and refine its results with declarations. Dependences constrain the program's concurrent execution because, in general, two conflicting statements cannot execute in a different order without affecting the program's result. A restructurer must know all dependences in order to preserve them. However, no all dependences are essential to produce the program's result. Curare attempts to transform the program so it computes its result with fewer conflicts. An optimized program will execute with less synchronization and more accuracy. Curare then examines loops in a program to find those that are unconstrained or lightly constrained by dependences. By necessity, Curare treats recursive functions as loops and does not limit itself to explicit program loops. Recursive functions offer several advantages over explicit loops since they provide a convenient framework for inserting locks and handling the dynamic behavior of symbolic programs. Restructured programs execute significantly faster than the original sequential programs. This improvement is large enough to attract programmers to a multiprocessor.

  18. Calculating the Maximum Execution Time of Real-Time Programs

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    Peter P. Puschner; Christian Koza

    1989-01-01

    In real-time systems, the timing behavior is an important property of each task. It has to be guaranteed that the execution of a task does not take longer than the specified amount of time. Thus, a knowledge about the maximum execution time of programs is of utmost importance.

  19. How to Make a Multiprocessor Computer That Correctly Executes Multiprocess Programs

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    Leslie Lamport

    1979-01-01

    Many large sequential computers execute operations in a different order than is specified by the program. A correct execution is achieved if the results produced are the same as would be produced by executing the program steps in order. For a multiprocessor computer, such a correct execution by each processor does not guarantee the correct execution of the entire program.

  20. Wire rope improvement program. Fiscal years 1979 to 1980. Interim report

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    M. H. Morgenstern; J. M. Alzheimer; W. E. Anderson; G. H. Beeman; R. C. Rice; L. A. Strope; E. V. Werry

    1980-01-01

    This report describes the work performed by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory and its subcontractor Battelle Columbus Laboratories on the Wire Rope Improvement Program during FY-1979 and the first half of FY80. The program, begun in 1975 by the US Bureau of Mines, was transferred to the US Department of Energy (DOE) on October 1, 1978. Since that time, the DOE's

  1. Programming real-time executives in higher order language

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    Foudriat, E. C.

    1982-01-01

    Methods by which real-time executive programs can be implemented in a higher order language are discussed, using HAL/S and Path Pascal languages as program examples. Techniques are presented by which noncyclic tasks can readily be incorporated into the executive system. Situations are shown where the executive system can fail to meet its task scheduling and yet be able to recover either by rephasing the clock or stacking the information for later processing. The concept of deadline processing is shown to enable more effective mixing of time and information synchronized systems.

  2. Results of the 1988 NASA/JPL balloon flight solar cell calibration program

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    Anspaugh, B. E.; Weiss, R. S.

    1988-01-01

    The 1988 solar cell calibration balloon flight was successfully completed on August 7, 1988, meeting all objectives of the program. Forty-eight modules were carried to an altitude of 118,000 ft (36.0 km). The calibrated cells can now be used as reference standards in simulator testing of cells and arrays.

  3. Nuclear Technology Programs semiannual progress report, October 1988--March 1989

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    Harmon, J.E. [ed.

    1990-12-01

    This document reports on the work done by the Nuclear Technology Programs of the Chemical Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory, in the period October 1988--March 1989. These programs involve R&D in three areas: applied physical chemistry, separation science and technology, and nuclear waste management. The work in applied physical chemistry includes investigations into the processes that control the release and transport of fission products under accident-like conditions, the thermophysical properties of metal fuel and blanket materials of the Integral Fast Reactor, and the properties of selected materials in environments simulating those of fusion energy systems. In the area of separation science and technology, the bulk of the effort is concerned with developing and implementing processes for the removal and concentration of actinides from waste streams contaminated by transuranic elements. Another effort is concerned with examining the feasibility of substituting low-enriched for high-enriched uranium in the production of fission product {sup 99}Mo. In the area of waste management, investigations are underway on the performance of materials in projected nuclear repository conditions to provide input to the licensing of the nation`s high-level waste repositories. 127 refs., 76 figs., 103 tabs.

  4. Report of state and local radiological health programs, fiscal year 1979. Report for 1 January31 December 79

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. I. Jr. Vassar; R. A. Moats; V. E. Matthews

    1980-01-01

    This report is the nineteenth of a series based on data provided by 55 State and local radiological health programs. The resources and activities of State and local radiological programs are presented and summarized from data provided as of June 30, 1979. Summary data are included for fiscal years 1977 and 1979. Resources include data on personnel, funds, and equipment.

  5. The public whole body counting program following the Three Mile Island accident. Technical report, April-September 1979

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    R. L. Gotchy; R. J. Bores

    1980-01-01

    In early April, 1979 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory instituted a program to determine whether any radioactivity released as a result of the March 28, 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island Unit-2 was accumulating in members of the general public living near Unit-2. The program used a device called a whole body counter which has the capability of measuring very

  6. Inventory of Federal energy-related environment and safety research for FY 1979. Volume 1. Executive summary

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    None

    1980-12-01

    The FY 1979 Federal Inventory contains information on 3506 federally funded energy-related environmental and safety research projects. The Inventory is published in two volumes: Volume I, an executive summary and overview of the data and Volume II, project listings, summaries, and indexes. Research and development (R and D) categories were reorganized into three main areas; environmental and safety control technology, technology impacts overview and assessments, and biological and environmental R and D and assessments. Federal offices submitting project data were: Council on Environmental Quality; Department of Agriculture; Department of Commerce; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; Department of Housing and Urban Development; Department of the Interior; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection Agency; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; National Science Foundation; Office of Technology Assessment; and Tennessee Valley Authority. The inventory also breaks out research sponsored by various federal agencies and the amount of funding provided by each in various research categories. The format and index system allows efficient access to information compiled. Users are able to identify projects by log agency, performing organization, principal investigator and subject.

  7. Seasonal thermal energy storage. Program progress report, April 1979-December 1979

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    Minor, J.E.

    1980-03-01

    The objective of the Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage (STES) Program is to demonstrate the economic storage and retrieval of thermal energy on a seasonal basis, using heat or cold available from waste sources or other sources during a surplus period to reduce peak period demand, reduce electric utilities peaking problems, and contribute to the establishment of favorable economics for district heating and cooling systems for commercialization of the technology. The initial thrust of the STES Program is toward utilization of ground-water systems (aquifers) for thermal energy storage. The program has the further objective of evaluating other methods of seasonal storage, both from existing literature and by following current work in other countries. The STES Program is divided into an Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) Demonstration Task for demonstrating the commercialization potential of aquifer thermal energy storage technology using an integrated system approach to multiple demonstration projects and a parallel Technical Support Task designed to provide support to the overall STES Program, and to reduce technological and institutional barriers to the development of energy storage systems prior to significant investment in demonstration or commercial facilities. During this initial STES program reporting period, program plans were completed, and the Work Breadkdown Structure, budget, schedules, and reporting/review procedures were developed. Responsibility was assumed for existing, ongoing STES contracts and projects.

  8. Execution models for mapping programs onto distributed memory parallel computers

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    Sussman, Alan

    1992-01-01

    The problem of exploiting the parallelism available in a program to efficiently employ the resources of the target machine is addressed. The problem is discussed in the context of building a mapping compiler for a distributed memory parallel machine. The paper describes using execution models to drive the process of mapping a program in the most efficient way onto a particular machine. Through analysis of the execution models for several mapping techniques for one class of programs, we show that the selection of the best technique for a particular program instance can make a significant difference in performance. On the other hand, the results of benchmarks from an implementation of a mapping compiler show that our execution models are accurate enough to select the best mapping technique for a given program.

  9. Extended burnup demonstration reactor fuel program. Semi-annual progress report, January 1979-September 1979

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    Woods, K.N.; van Swam, L.F.

    1980-12-31

    This is the first semi-annual progress report for the DOE-sponsored Extended Burnup Demonstration program. The program objectives, description, and organization are detailed. Characteristics are given for the 64 Big Rock Point fuel rods and the four 8 x 8 Oyster Creek fuel assemblies which will be driven to extended burnup. The transfer of 64 Big Rock Point fuel rods from their original assemblies into host assemblies and the results of the fuel examination of these rods are described.

  10. 1979-80 Budget Process. Phase I: Educational Programs. Procedures Manual.

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    Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Div. of Educational Planning and Development.

    As Proposition 13 necessitated more drastic curtailment of expenditures than had been anticipated when the modified zero-based operational plan for 1978-79 was devised, the budget development procedure was revised for 1979-80. The process is divided into three phases: educational programs, district fiscal plan, and the operational plan. This…

  11. Current Sickle Cell Screening Program for Newborns in New York City, 1979-1980.

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    Grover, Ranjeet; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Screening tests indicated that 141 out of 106,565 infants examined in New York City during 1979-80, had various forms of sickle cell anemia. Follow-up of 131 patients confirmed the original diagnoses, suggesting that the New York City Follow-up Program for Sickle Cell Screening of newborns was successful. (Author/MJL)

  12. A SUMMARY OF THE EPA NATIONAL SOURCE PERFORMANCE AUDIT PROGRAM - 1979

    EPA Science Inventory

    A national quality assurance audit program for methods used in stationary source tests was conducted in 1979 by the Quality Assurance Division of the Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. In this...

  13. Performance analysis of program execution on data flow systems

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    Jennings, S.F.; Oldehoeft, A.E.

    1983-01-01

    A Petri Net model and graph analysis technique is presented for program execution on data flow systems. The model encompasses static systems in which recurrent computations reuse the same copy of a program node and dynamic systems in which reuse of a node results in the creation of a new copy. Program execution time, assuming sufficient resources, is analysed by use of the theory of state machine decomposable petri nets and an approximation technique based on graph reduction. Numerical simulation results are presented for validation of the model for static systems. 14 references.

  14. Automated detection of vulnerabilities in privileged programs by execution monitoring

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    Calvin Ko; George Fink; Karl Levitt

    1994-01-01

    Presents a method for detecting exploitations of vulnerabilities in privileged programs by monitoring their execution using audit trails, where the monitoring is with respect to specifications of the security-relevant behavior of the programs. Our work is motivated by the intrusion detection paradigm, but is an attempt to avoid ad hoc approaches to codifying misuse behavior. Our approach is based on

  15. UNIVERSITY-SPONSORED EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE.

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    HONEY, JOHN C.; STEWART, WARD

    RESULTS ARE REPORTED OF A 1965 SURVEY, UNDERTAKEN BY THE U.S. OFFICE OF EDUCATION AND THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, OF MIDCAREER PUBLIC SERVICE EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. THE FOLLOWING DATA ARE GIVEN FOR EACH INSTITUTION--SPONSOR, PROGRAM TITLE, ADDRESS, BACKGROUND INFORMATION, DURATION AND…

  16. Towards an integrated, web-executable parallel programming tool environment

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    Insung Park; Nirav H. Kapadia; Renato J. O. Figueiredo; Rudolf Eigenmann

    2000-01-01

    We present a new parallel programming tool environment that is (1) accessible and executable “anytime, anywhere,” through standard Web browsers and (2) integrated in that it provides tools which adhere to a common underlying methodology for parallel programming and performance tuning. The environment is based on a new network computing infrastructure developed at Purdue University. We evaluate our environment qualitatively

  17. The Environment for Application Software Integration and Execution (EASIE), version 1.0. Volume 3: Program execution guide

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    Schwing, James L.; Criste, Russell E.; Schwing, James L.; Criste, Russell E.

    1988-01-01

    The Environment for Application Software Integration and Execution, EASIE, provides a methodology and a set of software utility programs to ease the task of coordinating engineering design and analysis codes. EASIE was designed to meet the needs of conceptual design engineers that face the task of integrating the results of many stand-alone engineering analysis programs. EASIE provides access to these programs via a quick, uniform, user-friendly interface. In addition, EASIE provides utilities which aid in the execution of the following tasks: selection of application programs, modification and review of program data, automatic definition and coordination of data files during program execution and a logging of steps executed throughout a design study. Volume 3, the Program Execution Guide, describes the executive capabilities provided by EASIE and defines the command language and menus available under Version 1.0. EASIE provides users with two basic modes of operation. One is the Application-Derived Executive (ADE) which provides users with sufficient guidance to quickly review data, select menu action items, and execute application programs. The second is the Complete Control Executive (CCE), which provides a full executive interface allowing users in-depth control of the design process.

  18. Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP), Worms Military Community, West Germany, revised executive summary. Executive summary

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    NONE

    1986-08-01

    This document is the Executive Summary of the Phase II Energy Report for the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) for the Worms, West Germany Military Community. The purpose of this document is to present analysis of potential energy conservation projects at each of the sites.

  19. Environment Health & Safety Research Program. Organization and 1979-1980 Publications

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    none,

    1981-01-01

    This document was prepared to assist readers in understanding the organization of Pacific Northwest Laboratory, and the organization and functions of the Environment, Health and Safety Research Program Office. Telephone numbers of the principal management staff are provided. Also included is a list of 1979 and 1980 publications reporting on work performed in the Environment, Health and Safety Research Program, as well as a list of papers submitted for publication.

  20. Publications of the NASA Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) Program, 1979-1989

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    Wallace, Janice S.; Powers, Janet V.

    1990-01-01

    Publications of research sponsored by the NASA Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) Program from 1979 to 1989 are listed. The CELSS Program encompasses research and technology with the goal of developing an autonomous bioregenerative life support system that continually recycles the solid, liquid, and gaseous materials essential for human life. The bibliography is divided into four major subject areas: food production, nutritional requirements, waste management, and systems management and control.

  1. NASA earth science and applications division: The program and plans for FY 1988-1989-1990

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    1988-01-01

    Described here are the Division's research goals, priorities and emphases for the next several years and an outline of longer term plans. Included are highlights of recent accomplishments, current activities in FY 1988, research emphases in FY 1989, and longer term future plans. Data and information systems, the Geodynamics Program, the Land Processes Program, the Oceanic Processes Program, the Atmospheric Dynamics and Radiation Program, the Atmospheric Chemistry Program, and space flight programs are among the topic covered.

  2. Defense-Focused MBA Program Resident Executive MBA Program Distance-Learning

    E-print Network

    Defense-Focused MBA Program · Resident Executive MBA Program · Distance-Learning Quarter 1 Quarter Quarter 7 Quarter 8 Economics of the Global Defense Environment Financial Reporting & Analysis Dilemmas Cost Management Economic Analysis & Defense Resource Allocation Managerial Finance Managerial

  3. Visualizing Program Executions on Large Data Sets

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    John T. Stasko; Jeyakumar Muthukumarasamy

    1996-01-01

    Understanding and interpreting large data sets is an important but challenging operation in many technical disciplines. Computer visualization has become a valuable tool to help portray characteristics of large data sets. In software visualization, illustrating the operation of very large programs or programs working on very large data sets has remained one of the key open problems. We introduce an

  4. Evaluation of Bonneville`s 1988 and 1989 Residential Weatherization Program: A Northwest study of program dynamics

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    Brown, M.A.; White, D.L.

    1992-12-01

    This study continues the series of evaluations of the Bonneville Power Administration`s long-term Residential Weatherization Program (RWP) by examining the energy saved by its 1988 and 1989 participants. The sample of participants for this study was drawn from 10 utilities covering the region`s three climate zones. Six of these utilities were included in the 1988 RWP evaluation, and eight of them were included in the 1989 RWP evaluation. This study analyzes data on 356 participating households in 1988, 433 participants in 1989, and a comparison group of 1170 nonparticipants in 1988 and 1466 in 1989. Previous evaluations of Bonneville`s earlier weatherization programs provide an historic context for analyzing program dynamics.

  5. A 30-Minute Physical Education Program Improves Students' Executive Attention

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    Kubesch, Sabine; Walk, Laura; Spitzer, Manfred; Kammer, Thomas; Lainburg, Alyona; Heim, Rudiger; Hille, Katrin

    2009-01-01

    Physical activity is not only beneficial to physical health but also to cognitive functions. In particular, executive functions that are closely related to learning achievement can be improved by acute and recurring physical activity. We examined the effects of a single 30-min physical education program in contrast to a 5-min movement break on…

  6. Efficient Execution of Declarative Programs (Area Exam Report)

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    Matthew Frank

    Memoization is an optimization that provides asymptotic speedups, automat- ically achieving many of the benefits of dynamic programming. Memoization, however, trades off reduced execution time for additional required storage. This additional storage requirement can be reduced somewhat by using several tech- niques from incrementalization. The first technique, called pruning, statically identifies the set of cached results which are still required

  7. DISTRIBUTER The Distributed System for Efficient Execution of Parallel Programs

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    Matijevic, Domagoj

    DISTRIBUTER ­ The Distributed System for Efficient Execution of Parallel Programs Domagoj Matijevi.martinovic@etfos.hr Abstract ­ We developed the distributed system called "Distributer" in order to make use of millions A typical distributed system consists of multiple autonomous computers that communicate through a computer

  8. Debugging distributed programs using controlled re-execution

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    Neeraj Mittal; Vijay K. Garg

    2000-01-01

    Distributed programs are hard to write. A distributed debugger equipped with the mechanism to re-execute the traced computation in a controlled fashion can greatly facilitate the detection and localization of bugs. This approach gives rise to a general problem, called predicate control problem, which takes a computation and a safety property specified on the computation, and outputs a controlled computation

  9. Fulbright Hays Summer Seminars Abroad Program, 1988. Curriculum Projects.

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    National Committee on United States-China Relations, New York, NY.

    This document consists of a collection of 18 curriculum projects created by U.S. teachers after visiting China during 1988. The projects cover a variety of topics concerning China: "Chinese Living Environments" (R. Stumpe Brent); "China as a Model of a Mixed Economy in a Developing Nation" (G. Caressi); "Images of Traditional China: A Humanities…

  10. LMFBR Aerosol Release and Transport Program. Quarterly progress report, July-September 1979

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    Kress

    1980-01-01

    This report summarizes progress for the Liquid-Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) Aerosol Release and Transport program sponsored by the Division of Reactor Safety Research of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the period July-September 1979. Topics discussed include (1) recent capacitor-discharge-vaporization (CDV) tests in the Fuel Aerosol Simulant Test facility conducted under water to evaluate the disassembly process including bubble dynamics

  11. United States Office of EPA-520/1-88-020 Environmental Protection Radiation Program September 1988

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    United States Office of EPA-520/1-88-020 Environmental Protection Radiation Program September 1988. This report was prepared by the OFFICE OF RADIATION PROGRAMS U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Washington and Exposure-to-Dose Conversion Factors for General Application, Based on the 1987 Federal Radiation Protection

  12. Fort Berthold Library Literacy Program. Final Performance Report, October 1, 1988-September 30, 1989.

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    Fort Berthold Reservation Public Library, New Town, ND.

    The report describes activities of the Fort Berthold Reservation Public Library (North Dakota) Literacy Program to meet six objectives for the 1988-89 project year. The program was designed specifically to promote literacy among three Native American tribes, the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara. Objectives included acquisition of a library literacy…

  13. 5 CFR 213.3402 - Entire executive civil service; Pathways Programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...false Entire executive civil service; Pathways Programs...PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS...3402 Entire executive civil service; Pathways Programs...pay and classification system, including the Federal...science, technology, engineering, or...

  14. 5 CFR 213.3402 - Entire executive civil service; Pathways Programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...false Entire executive civil service; Pathways Programs...PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS...3402 Entire executive civil service; Pathways Programs...pay and classification system, including the Federal...science, technology, engineering, or...

  15. Industrial cogeneration optimization program. Final report, September 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Davis, Jerry; McWhinney, Jr., Robert T.

    1980-01-01

    This study program is part of the DOE Integrated Industry Cogeneration Program to optimize, evaluate, and demonstrate cogeneration systems, with direct participation of the industries most affected. One objective is to characterize five major energy-intensive industries with respect to their energy-use profiles. The industries are: petroleum refining and related industries, textile mill products, paper and allied products, chemicals and allied products, and food and kindred products. Another objective is to select optimum cogeneration systems for site-specific reference case plants in terms of maximum energy savings subject to given return on investment hurdle rates. Analyses were made that define the range of optimal cogeneration systems for each reference-case plant considering technology applicability, economic factors, and energy savings by type of fuel. This study also provides guidance to other parts of the program through information developed with regard to component development requirements, institutional and regulatory barriers, as well as fuel use and environmental considerations. (MCW)

  16. AST Composite Wing Program: Executive Summary

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    Karal, Michael

    2001-01-01

    The Boeing Company demonstrated the application of stitched/resin infused (S/RFI) composite materials on commercial transport aircraft primary wing structures under the Advanced Subsonic technology (AST) Composite Wing contract. This report describes a weight trade study utilizing a wing torque box design applicable to a 220-passenger commercial aircraft and was used to verify the weight savings a S/RFI structure would offer compared to an identical aluminum wing box design. This trade study was performed in the AST Composite Wing program, and the overall weight savings are reported. Previous program work involved the design of a S/RFI-base-line wing box structural test component and its associated testing hardware. This detail structural design effort which is known as the "semi-span" in this report, was completed under a previous NASA contract. The full-scale wing design was based on a configuration for a MD-90-40X airplane, and the objective of this structural test component was to demonstrate the maturity of the S/RFI technology through the evaluation of a full-scale wing box/fuselage section structural test. However, scope reductions of the AST Composite Wing Program pre-vented the fabrication and evaluation of this wing box structure. Results obtained from the weight trade study, the full-scale test component design effort, fabrication, design development testing, and full-scale testing of the semi-span wing box are reported.

  17. Educational Programs That Work. Sixth Edition, Fall 1979.

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    Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.

    Intended to stimulate communication among the federal, state, intermediate, local, and postsecondary agencies that share responsibility for the improvement of education, this Department of Education catalog of exemplary educational programs describes all the projects dealt with in previous editions as well as providing information on more than 30…

  18. Compressed air energy storage technology program. Annual report for 1979

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    Loscutoff

    1980-01-01

    The objectives of the Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) program are to establish stability criteria for large underground reservoirs in salt domes, hard rock, and porous rock used for air storage in utility applications, and to develop second-generation CAES technologies that have minimal or no dependence on petroleum fuels. During the year reported reports have been issued on field studies

  19. Building Quality Restoration Program, 1979-1983. Revised.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. School Buildings Administration.

    The Alberta Department of Education administers a Building Quality Restoration Program (BQRP) that provides provincial government financial support to assist school boards in the following categories of school improvement: structural, mechanical, electrical, code requirements, upgrading of vocational and industrial educational equipment, school…

  20. Advanced space program studies. Overall executive summary

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    Wolfe, M. G.

    1977-01-01

    NASA and DoD requirements and planning data were used in multidiscipline advanced planning investigations of space operations and associated elements (including man), identification of potential low cost approaches, vehicle design, cost synthesis techniques, technology forecasting and opportunities for DoD technology transfer, and the development near-, mid-, and far-term space initiatives and development plans with emphasis on domestic and military commonality. An overview of objectives and results are presented for the following studies: advanced space planning and conceptual analysis, shuttle users, technology assessment and new opportunities, standardization and program practice, integrated STS operations planning, solid spinning upper stage, and integrated planning support functions.

  1. Summary of property damage control programs of the United States Department of Energy CY 1979

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    Dix, George P.; Maybee, Walter W.

    1980-10-01

    Calendar year 1979 was the second full year of operation of the Department of Energy. This report summarizes the loss experience in overall terms and itemizes facility and program achievements in property protection. Planned projects for CY 1980 are included and several subjects of interest to loss-control specialists are discussed in detail. Property damage from all causes was $2.5 million, of which $0.65 million was due to fire, the major cause of losses in both the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies. Combined losses for the 2 full years of Department of Energy experience total over $20 million, of which over $13 million is due to fire. The fire loss ratio for 1979 was 0.13 cents for each $100 of property values at risk, more than an order-of-magnitude less than that expeienced by the better class of insured private property. Final decontamination and cleanup costs necessitated by a product spill at a solvent-refined coal pilot plant at the end of 1979 may exceed $2 million. Even including this estimate, the total loss from all causes (fire, explosion, mechanical or electrical damage, acts of nature, radioactive and non-radioactive contamination/cleanup costs, and a variety of miscellaneous causes), would yield a loss ratio of about 1 cent for each $100 of property. This indicated the overall property protection program is exemplary.

  2. Conservation and Renewable Energy Program: Bibliography, 1988 edition

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    Vaughan, K.H. (comp.)

    1988-04-01

    The 831 references covering the period 1980 through Feb. 1988, are arranged under the following: analysis and evaluation, building equipment, building thermal envelope systems and materials, community systems and cogeneration, residential conservation service, retrofit, advanced heat engine ceramics, alternative fuels, microemulsion fuels, industrial chemical heat pumps, materials for waste heat utilization, energy conversion and utilization materials, tribology, emergency energy conservation,inventions, electric energy systems, thermal storage, biofuels production, biotechnology, solar technology, geothermal, and continuous chromatography in multicomponent separations. An author index is included.

  3. Compressed air energy storage technology program. Annual report for 1979

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    Loscutoff, W.V.

    1980-06-01

    The objectives of the Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) program are to establish stability criteria for large underground reservoirs in salt domes, hard rock, and porous rock used for air storage in utility applications, and to develop second-generation CAES technologies that have minimal or no dependence on petroleum fuels. During the year reported reports have been issued on field studies on CAES on aquifers and in salt, stability, and design criteria for CAES and for pumped hydro-storage caverns, laboratory studies of CAES in porous rock reservoris have continued. Research has continued on combined CAES/Thermal Energy Storage, CAES/Solar systems, coal-fired fluidized bed combustors for CAES, and two-reservoir advanced CAES concepts. (LCL)

  4. Inertial Fusion Program. Progress report, July 1-December 31, 1979

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    Skoberne, F. (comp.) [comp.

    1981-10-01

    Progress in the development of high-energy short-pulse CO/sub 2/ laser systems for fusion research is reported. Improvements in the Los Alamos National Laboratory eight-beam Helios system are described. These improvements increased the reliability of the laser and permitted the firing of 290 shots, most of which delivered energies of approximately 8 kJ to the target. Modifications to Gemini are outlined, including the installation of a new target-insertion mechanism. The redirection of the Antares program is discussed in detail, which will achieve a total energy of approximatey 40 kJ with two beams. This redirection will bring Antares on-line almost two years earlier than was possible with the full six-beam system, although at a lower energy. Experiments with isentropically imploded Sirius-B targets are discussed, and x-ray radiation-loss data from gold microballoons are presented, which show that these results are essentially identical with those obtained at glass-laser wavelengths. Significant progress in characterizing laser fusion targets is reported. New processes for fabricating glass miroballoon x-ray diagnostic targets, the application of high-quality metallic coatings, and the deposition of thick plastic coatings are described. Results in the development of x-ray diagnostics are reported, and research in the Los Alamos heavy-ion fusion program is summarized. Results of investigations of phase-conjugation research of gaseous saturable absorbers and of the use of alkali-halide crystals in a new class of saturable absorbers are summarized. New containment-vessel concepts for Inertial Confinement Fusion reactors are discussed, and results of a scoping study of four fusion-fission hybrid concepts are presented.

  5. Comparison of Support Services Offered by Residencies in Six Specialties, 1979-80 and 1988-89.

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    Kahn, Norman B., Jr.; Addison, Richard B.

    1992-01-01

    A study investigated the availability of each of 19 medical school support services offered by 493 residencies in 6 specialties: family practice; internal medicine; obstetrics/gynecology; pediatrics; psychiatry; and surgery. Results show many specialties do not offer common, effective support services. It is suggested that programs move to…

  6. NATIONAL PERFORMANCE AUDIT PROGRAM AMBIENT AIR AUDITS OF ANALYTICAL PROFEICIENCY--1988

    EPA Science Inventory

    This report presents the results of the U.S Environmental Protection Agencys 1988 National Ambient Air Performance Audit Program, Semiannual audits were conducted for lead, nitrate and sulfate on filter strips. ne audit was Conducted for high volume/PM10 size Selective inlet (ssi...

  7. NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program: 1988 research reports. [Author

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    Anderson, L.A.; Armstrong, D.W.

    1988-10-01

    This contractor's report contains all sixteen final reports prepared by the participants in the 1988 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program. Reports describe research projects on a number of topics including controlled environments, robotics, cryogenic propellant storage, polymers, hydroponic culture, adaptive servocontrol, and computer aided design

  8. Fiscal year 1988 program report: Colorado Water Resources Research Institute. Annual report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Grigg

    1989-01-01

    The 25th annual report describes the Institute's progress in research and technology development on priority problems which confront Colorado's water managers. The FY1988 Program included the following research projects: Project 02 - Socio-economic impacts on the basin of origin of rural-to-urban water transfer; Project 03 - Biological denitrification of polluted ground water; Project 04 - Acid mine drainage: streambed sorption

  9. A Brief Report of Statistics: 1988 Survey of School Library Media Programs in Wisconsin.

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    Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.

    This report presents some of the more significant results of a 1988 survey of all Wisconsin public schools which received responses from 1,790 schools (90%). Designed to determine the status of library media programs in the state's schools, the 12-page survey asked for over 450 pieces of information about the library media center, its staffing,…

  10. Executives' \\

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert Davidson; Aiyesha Dey; Abbie J. Smith

    2012-01-01

    We examine how executives’ behavior outside the workplace, as measured by their ownership of luxury goods (low “frugality”) and prior legal infractions, is related to financial reporting risk. We predict and find that CEOs and CFOs with a legal record are more likely to perpetrate fraud. In contrast, we do not find a relation between executives’ frugality and the propensity

  11. Florida acid-deposition monitoring program. 1988 summary report

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    Not Available

    1989-10-01

    In 1980 the Florida Electric Power Coordinating Group, Inc. (FCG) approved the initiation of the Florida Acid Deposition Study (FADS). The study was deemed necessary because the climate, meteorology, soil conditions and terrestrial and aquatic resources of the Florida peninsula are different from most of the rest of the eastern United States. The report presents and evaluates results of FADMP for calendar year 1988. Precipitation chemistry data from seven stations are reviewed and analyzed for statistically significant spatial patterns and seasonal trends. The report also presents comparisons highlighting the principal features of precipitation chemistry in four regions covering the eastern United States, evaluating whether or not the character of Florida precipitation is unique among those regions.

  12. Semiannual progress report for the Idaho Geothermal Program, October 1, 1979-March 31, 1980

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    Ihrig, R.R. (ed.)

    1980-07-01

    Progress is reported for the Idaho Geothermal program between October 1, 1979 and March 31, 1980. Progress on the 5-MW Pilot Power Plant at the Raft River Geothermal Test Site is summarized including construction, steady-state and transient analyses by computer modeling, the geothermal water treatment program, and additional experimental and theoretical work on direct contact heat exchangers. Asbestos-cement pipe failures in the geothermal fluid supply and injection system are also summarized. The successful automatic control-mode testing of the Prototype Power Plant is reported. A continuing direct applications experiment in aquaculture is outlined, and a proposal to study various ramifications of irrigating agricultural and range lands with spent geothermal fluid is described briefly. Also outlined is the second experimental hydraulic fracture treatment of a geothermal well at Raft River as part of the National Well Stimulation Program. The improvements to the Raft River site facilities are described, and progress in providing technical information and assistance in the Outreach, or User Assistance program presented. Also presented is a new DOE program, the User Coupled Confirmation Drilling Program, which is intended to reduce the financial risk of hydrothermal reservoir exploration by the private sector. Progress reports are also included on DOE's Program Opportunity Notice (PON) Program demonstration projects and Program Research and Development Announcement (PRDA) Program study projects.

  13. Small Business Innovation Research. Program solicitation. Closing date: July 22, 1988

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1988-01-01

    The sixth annual Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) solicitation by NASA, describes the program, identifies eligibility requirements, outlines proposal preparation and submission requirements, describes the proposal evaluation and award selection process, and provides other information to assist those interested in participating in the SBIR program. It also identifies in Section 8.0 and Appendix D, the specific technical topics and subtopics in which SBIR Phase 1 proposals are solicited in 1988.

  14. A Curriculum Guide to the 1979-80 Challenge Grant Projects of the Comprehensive Arts Program (Title IV-C).

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    Sturtz, Shirley, Ed.; Ramsey, Jonny H., Ed.

    This publication contains summary descriptions of the 33 grant proposals in the arts which teachers in Intermediate Unit No. 10 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, submitted to the Challenge Grant Program. The purpose of the Program during 1979-80 was to provide grants to public and nonpublic school staff to encourage and assist them in planning and…

  15. An Evaluation of Project LEAP, E.S.E.A. Title I Program of Medford, Massachusetts. 1979-1980.

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    Kaufman, Maurice; And Others

    This report presents an evaluation of the Medford, Massachusetts, Language, Education, Acceleration Program (Project LEAP) for the 1979-80 school year. The first section presents findings of evaluator observations during program implementation. The second section reports findings from quantitative measures: standardized tests,…

  16. Parallelized direct execution simulation of message-passing parallel programs

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    Dickens, Phillip M.; Heidelberger, Philip; Nicol, David M.

    1994-01-01

    As massively parallel computers proliferate, there is growing interest in findings ways by which performance of massively parallel codes can be efficiently predicted. This problem arises in diverse contexts such as parallelizing computers, parallel performance monitoring, and parallel algorithm development. In this paper we describe one solution where one directly executes the application code, but uses a discrete-event simulator to model details of the presumed parallel machine such as operating system and communication network behavior. Because this approach is computationally expensive, we are interested in its own parallelization specifically the parallelization of the discrete-event simulator. We describe methods suitable for parallelized direct execution simulation of message-passing parallel programs, and report on the performance of such a system, Large Application Parallel Simulation Environment (LAPSE), we have built on the Intel Paragon. On all codes measured to date, LAPSE predicts performance well typically within 10 percent relative error. Depending on the nature of the application code, we have observed low slowdowns (relative to natively executing code) and high relative speedups using up to 64 processors.

  17. Verification of Java Programs using Symbolic Execution and Invariant Generation

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    Pasareanu, Corina; Visser, Willem

    2004-01-01

    Software verification is recognized as an important and difficult problem. We present a norel framework, based on symbolic execution, for the automated verification of software. The framework uses annotations in the form of method specifications an3 loop invariants. We present a novel iterative technique that uses invariant strengthening and approximation for discovering these loop invariants automatically. The technique handles different types of data (e.g. boolean and numeric constraints, dynamically allocated structures and arrays) and it allows for checking universally quantified formulas. Our framework is built on top of the Java PathFinder model checking toolset and it was used for the verification of several non-trivial Java programs.

  18. This program is in the Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation track Program Overview

    E-print Network

    Ceder, Gerbrand

    This program is in the Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation track Program Overview for the economic environment surrounding their organizations. They will learn to interpret financial indicators innovation. From option pricing theory to sys- tems dynamics, MIT Sloan's concepts continue to enhance

  19. NORTH IDAHO CITIZEN'S VOLUNTEER MONITORING PROGRAM, ANNUAL SUMMARY 1988

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Citizens Volunteer Monitoring Program was initiated by the Division of Environmental Quality in the summer of 1987. Objectives of the program are to collect water quality data in a cost-effective manner, using volunteer support; to use water quality monitoring data to verify...

  20. The National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs. Final Report - Executive Summary.

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    Radzikowski, Jack

    This is a summary of the final report of a study (begun in 1979) of the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs. The major objectives of the evaluation were to (1) identify existing information on the school nutrition programs; (2) identify determinants of participation in the programs and develop statistical models for…

  1. Compilation of 1988 annual reports of the Navy ELF (extremely low frequency) Communications System Ecological Monitoring Program. Volume 2. Annual progress report No. 7, January-December 1988

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    Not Available

    1989-08-01

    This is the seventh compilation of annual reports for the Navy's ELF Communications System Ecological Monitoring Program. The reports document the progress of eight studies performed during 1988 at the Wisconsin and Michigan Transmitting Facilities. The purpose of the monitoring is to determine whether electromagnetic fields produced by the ELF Communications System will affect resident biota or their ecological relationships.

  2. NASA Space Geodesy Program: GSFC data analysis, 1993. VLBI geodetic results 1979 - 1992

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    Ma, Chopo; Ryan, James W.; Caprette, Douglas S.

    1994-01-01

    The Goddard VLBI group reports the results of analyzing Mark 3 data sets acquired from 110 fixed and mobile observing sites through the end of 1992 and available to the Space Geodesy Program. Two large solutions were used to obtain site positions, site velocities, baseline evolution for 474 baselines, earth rotation parameters, nutation offsets, and radio source positions. Site velocities are presented in both geocentric Cartesian and topocentric coordinates. Baseline evolution is plotted for the 89 baselines that were observed in 1992 and positions at 1988.0 are presented for all fixed stations and mobile sites. Positions are also presented for quasar radio sources used in the solutions.

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

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    Not Available

    1980-01-01

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

  4. Re-execution of distributed programs to detect bugs hidden by racing messages

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Kilgore; Craig Chase

    1997-01-01

    Finding errors in non-deterministic programs is complicated by the fact that an anomaly may occur during one program execution and not the next. Our objective is to provide a practical, yet powerful testing environment for distributed systems, using re-execution. We focus on re-executing the program under a strictly different message ordering. We show that messages are grouped into waves, such

  5. Executive Coaching: Study of the Evolution of the Program at a Top European Business School

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    Kim, Hyun Jung

    2011-01-01

    To understand how tensions caused by the multidisciplinary nature of executive coaching are perceived and overcome, this modified ethnographic study was conducted at an executive coaching program and leadership center at a prestigious European business school. This study is built on prolonged discussions on the role of psychology in executive

  6. DOE radiological calibrations intercomparison program: Results of fiscal year 1988

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    Cummings, F.M.; McDonald, J.C.; Murphy, M.K.

    1989-08-01

    Calibration measurements for personnel dosimetry purposes must be both accurate and consistent with national standards. In order to satisfy these requirements, the following methods are usually employed. In one case, a radiation source is sent to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), formerly the National Bureau of Standards, for calibration and is returned to the laboratory to be used as a local standard. Another method involves the calibration of an instrument, such as an ionization chamber, by NIST. After calibration, this instrument is then used to measure the exposure rate delivered by radiation sources at the laboratory. Such calibrations by NIST are essential, but they do not provide a complete check on the quality of the calibrations that are carried out by the individual laboratory. Additional measurements are necessary to assure the quality of such measurements. When laboratory staff are asked to carry our measurements with calibrated instruments and report results for evaluation, they are participating in a measurement quality assurance (MQA) program. Such a program tests not only the quality of the equipment but also the ability of the staff to correctly use and interpret the results obtained with the equipment. The NIST operates an MQA program with a selected number of calibration laboratories. Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) participates in this MQA program even though NIST test only x-ray and gamma-ray measurements. The US Department of Energy (DOE) intercomparison program was designed specifically to include x-ray, gamma-ray, beta, and neutron calibrations for personnel dosimetry purposes. This program serves a need that is not being met by NIST, and it provides documentation of the accuracy and uniformity of the radiological calibrations carried out in DOE facilities. 7 refs., 3 figs., 6 tabs.

  7. US Geothermal Energy Program Multiyear Plan, 1988-1992

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    None

    1988-10-01

    This is an internal DOE Geothermal Program planning and control document. The Five Year Plans and Multi-Year Plans usually included more detailed rationales and projections than other similar reports. This is a final report. It contains significant data on cost of power from geothermal power systems, and is of historical (history) interest in that regard. (DJE 2005)

  8. ROCK CREEK RURAL CLEAN WATER PROGRAM, 1988 ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT

    EPA Science Inventory

    Implementation of the Rock Creek (17040212) rural clean water program began in 1980, following a Section 208 planning study. Contracting phases concluded on September 30, 1986. Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation phase began in 1980. As of 1 Oct 88, 38% of the contr...

  9. Constellation Program: Lessons Learned. Volume 1; Executive Summary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rhatigan, Jennifer L. (Editor)

    2011-01-01

    This document (Volume I) provides an executive summary of the lessons learned from the Constellation Program. A companion Volume II provides more detailed analyses for those seeking further insight and information. In this volume, Section 1.0 introduces the approach in preparing and organizing the content to enable rapid assimilation of the lessons. Section 2.0 describes the contextual framework in which the Constellation Program was formulated and functioned that is necessary to understand most of the lessons. Context of a former program may seem irrelevant in the heady days of new program formulation. However, readers should take some time to understand the context. Many of the lessons would be different in a different context, so the reader should reflect on the similarities and differences in his or her current circumstances. Section 3.0 summarizes key findings developed from the significant lessons learned at the program level that appear in Section 4.0. Readers can use the key findings in Section 3.0 to peruse for particular topics, and will find more supporting detail and analyses in Section 4.0 in a topical format. Appendix A contains a white paper describing the Constellation Program formulation that may be of use to readers wanting more context or background information. The reader will no doubt recognize some very similar themes from previous lessons learned, blue-ribbon committee reviews, National Academy reviews, and advisory panel reviews for this and other large-scale human spaceflight programs; including Apollo, Space Shuttle, Shuttle/Mir, and the ISS. This could represent an inability to learn lessons from previous generations; however, it is more likely that similar challenges persist in the Agency structure and approach to program formulation, budget advocacy, and management. Perhaps the greatest value of these Constellation lessons learned can be found in viewing them in context with these previous efforts to guide and advise the Agency and its stakeholders.

  10. Energy engineering analysis program, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; executive summary

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    NONE

    1984-04-01

    The CR5 Group Inc. is pleased to submit this report on Increments C, F and G of the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) for Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Increments A and B were completed and the final reports were submitted in October 1983. This work was accomplished under Contract No. DACA63-79-C-O192 with three modifications. The associated volumes, general contents, level of completion and contract modification numbers are listed in TABLE ESl. The EEAP at Fort Sam Houston has been completed under a variety of Modifications and associated Scopes of Work and ECIP Guidances. For example, the original contract work was done under the 5 November 1979 Scope of Work and 7 November 1977 ECIP Guidance, while Modification POOOO6 was completed using the 22 September 1982 Scope of Work and 31 December 1982 ECIP Guidance. This has resulted in projects being analyzed using energy to cost (E/C) and benefit to cost (B/C) ratios of varying minimums as well as Savings to Investment (SIR) ratios. Applicable analysis criteria is identified in each Volume.

  11. School-Age Child Care: Programs and Issues. Papers from a June 1979 Conference at Wheelock College.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Genser, Andrea, Ed.; Baden, Clifford

    This publication is a collection of representative presentations from a conference on school-age child care which took place in 1979 at Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts. The book is divided into four sections. Part I, the Introduction, explores the differing needs of children in school-age child care programs, and discusses the way…

  12. Wind energy program summary. Volume 1, Overview: Fiscal year 1988

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1989-02-01

    The goal of the Federal Wind Energy Program is to establish, by supporting appropriate research, an advanced technology base that will assist industry in designing and producing wind turbines that can serve as an alternative energy supply. The Federal effort complements efforts in the private sector to develop wind systems that are safe, reliable, and cost effective. The wind program undertakes research in two general areas: the basic science of wind turbine dynamics, and research on advanced components and systems. Research on wind turbine dynamics includes atmospheric fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, and structural dynamics. The overall goal of these activities is to improve the understanding of the basic physical processes created by the wind turbine's interaction with the incoming wind, with particular emphasis on processes that affect energy capture and structural loading. Research in the advanced components and system areas includes improvements for rotors, such as advanced airfoils, and for generators, such as variable speed operation. The goal of these activities is to develop the technology base necessary for industry to achieve major improvements in wind turbine performance, lifetime, and capital cost.

  13. Fiscal year 1988 program report: Pennsylvania Center for Water Resources Research

    SciTech Connect

    McDonnell, A.J.

    1989-08-01

    Three projects and a program of technology transfer were conducted under the Pennsylvania Fiscal Year 1988 State Water Resources Research Grants Program (PL 98-242, Sect. 104). In a completed study focused on the protection of water supplies, mature slow sand filters were found to remove 100 percent of Cryptosporidium and Giardia cysts. A site specific study examined the behavior of sedimentary iron and manganese in an acid mine drainage wetland system. A study was initiated to link a comprehensive non-point source model, AGNPS with current GIS technology to enhance the models' utility for evaluating regional water quality problems related to non-point source agricultural pollution.

  14. Geothermal energy program summary: Volume 1: Overview Fiscal Year 1988

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    Not Available

    1989-02-01

    Geothermal energy is a here-and-now technology for use with dry steam resources and high-quality hydrothermal liquids. These resources are supplying about 6% of all electricity used in California. However, the competitiveness of power generation using lower quality hydrothermal fluids, geopressured brines, hot dry rock, and magma still depends on the technology improvements sought by the DOE Geothermal Energy R and D Program. The successful outcome of the R and D initiatives will serve to benefit the US public in a number of ways. First, if a substantial portion of our geothermal resources can be used economically, they will add a very large source of secure, indigenous energy to the nation's energy supply. In addition, geothermal plants can be brought on line quickly in case of a national energy emergency. Geothermal energy is also a highly reliable resource, with very high plant availability. For example, new dry steam plants at The Geysers are operable over 99% of the time, and the small flash plant in Hawaii, only the second in the United States, has an availability factor of 98%. Geothermal plants also offer a viable baseload alternative to fossil and nuclear plants -- they are on line 24 hours a day, unaffected by diurnal or seasonal variations. The hydrothermal power plants with modern emission control technology have proved to have minimal environmental impact. The results to date with geopressured and hot dry rock resources suggest that they, too, can be operated so as to reduce environmental effects to well within the limits of acceptability. Preliminary studies on magma are also encouraging. In summary, the character and potential of geothermal energy, together with the accomplishments of DOE's Geothermal R and D Program, ensure that this huge energy resource will play a major role in future US energy markets. 7 figs.

  15. Predicting Program Execution Times by Analyzing Static and Dynamic Program Paths

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    Chang Yun Park

    1993-01-01

    This paper describes a method to predict guaranteed and tight deterministic execution time bounds of a sequential program. The basic prediction technique is a static analysis based on simple timing schema for source-level language constructs, which gives accurate predictions in many cases. Using powerful user-provided information, dynamic path analysis refines looser predictions by eliminating infeasible paths and decomposing the possible

  16. GraJ: A System for Executing Graph Programs in Java

    E-print Network

    Habel, Annegret

    and execution of attributed graph grammars. However (up to our knowledge) AGG does not provide a compilerGraJ: A System for Executing Graph Programs in Java Giorgio Busatto Abstract Graph programs are a minimal, computationally complete lan- guage based on double-pushout graph transformation and on simple

  17. Controlling Program Execution through Binary Instrumentation Heidi Pan and Krste Asanovic

    E-print Network

    Controlling Program Execution through Binary Instrumentation Heidi Pan and Krste Asanovi instrumentation infrastructure to allow the program path of execution to be controlled by instru- mentation code Corporation {robert.s.cohn,chi-keung.luk}@intel.com Abstract Binary instrumentation has been widely used to ob

  18. The executive master of science in nursing program: competencies and learning experiences.

    PubMed

    Thomas, Joan; Herrin, Donna

    2008-01-01

    This is the first in a 3-part series describing an executive master of science in nursing program. Part 1 describes program development built on the American Organization of Nurse Executives' competencies and distinct features of the students' online and on-site learning experiences. Part 2 will discuss how the 14 Forces of Magnetism are integrated across the curriculum and the unique criteria for program admission. Finally, Part 3 will describe the use of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program as the model for learning activity and Benner's Novice to Expert theory for program evaluation. PMID:18156998

  19. Wire rope improvement program. Fiscal years 1979 to 1980. Interim report

    SciTech Connect

    Morgenstern, M.H.; Alzheimer, J.M.; Anderson, W.E.; Beeman, G.H.; Rice, R.C.; Strope, L.A.; Werry, E.V.

    1980-08-01

    This report describes the work performed by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory and its subcontractor Battelle Columbus Laboratories on the Wire Rope Improvement Program during FY-1979 and the first half of FY80. The program, begun in 1975 by the US Bureau of Mines, was transferred to the US Department of Energy (DOE) on October 1, 1978. Since that time, the DOE's Division of Solid Fuels Mining and Preparation has sponsored the program. To address identified problems and provide information from which behavior of large-diameter wire rope could be better understood, efforts in the following areas were undertaken: large-diameter rope testing, small-diameter rope testing, data analysis and evaluation, wear and failure analysis, load sensor development, and technology transfer. Wire ropes 3/4 in., 1-1/2 in., and 3 in. in diameter were tested in bend-over sheave fatigue. Attempts were made to correlate fatigue life of these ropes. Limited field rope data were available to compare with test results. The modes of failure and wear in laboratory ropes were compared with those seen previously in field ropes. A load sensor was designed and ordered in FY79. It will be connected to the drag rope and jewelry of working draglines during the summer of FY80. Technology transfer was achieved through disseminating written materials, conducting seminars, holding a national symposium, and filming of selected field operations.

  20. A PVM Executive Program for Use with RELAP5-3D

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    Weaver, Walter Leslie; Tomlinson, E. T.; Aumiller, D. L.

    2002-04-01

    A PVM executive program has been developed for use with the RELAP5-3D computer program. The PVM executive allows RELAP5-3D to be coupled with any number of other computer programs to perform integrated analyses of nuclear power reactor systems and related experimental facilities. The executive program manages all phases of a coupled computation. It starts up and configures a virtual machine, spawns all of the coupled processes, coordinates the time step size between the coupled codes, manages the production of printed and plotable output, and shuts the virtual machine down at the end of the computation. The executive program also monitors that status of the coupled computation, repeating time steps as needed and terminating a coupled computation gracefully if one of the coupled processes is terminated by the computational node on which it is executing.

  1. [International postgraduate training program in medicine: survey of 13 training courses, 1988-1994].

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    Maymon, R; Seligsohn, U; Fainaru, M

    1995-09-01

    In 1988 an International Postgraduate Training Program in Medicine was established as a joint venture of the Tel Aviv University School of Continuing Medical Education and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Division of International Cooperation. During 1988-1994, 359 physicians participated. A survey of 271 graduates was carried out within 1-5 years following the completion of training, and 57% responded to our questionnaire. The program fulfilled the academic expectations of 78% of the trainees, and the practical clinical expectations of 80%. 95% graded the program as good-to-excellent from the sociocultural aspect. 75% and 67.5% of the trainees graded the program as good-to-excellent with regard to improvement in their theoretical and practical skills, respectively. Regretfully, only 45% have continued their ties with the host departments and only 11% have carried out joint research projects. These results imply that further attention should be paid to the trainees' real-time input, in order to increase satisfaction. Personal tutors should be nominated in each department, and should be adequately compensated. More emphasis should be given to initiation of bilateral research projects and maintenance of professional ties between the trainees and their host departments. PMID:8543258

  2. Choosing Representative Slices of Program Execution for Microarchitecture Simulations: A Preliminary Application to the Data Stream

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    Thierry Lafage; André Seznec

    2001-01-01

    \\u000a Microarchitecture simulations are aimed at providing results representative of the behavior of a processor running an application.\\u000a Due to CPU time constaints, only a few execution slices of a large application can often be simulated. The aim of this chapter\\u000a is to propose a technique to choose a few program execution slices representative of the entire execution. We characterize\\u000a the

  3. (ORNL Waste Management Research and Development Programs) annual progress report for the period October 1, 1987September 30, 1988

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    M. M. Dawson; W. H. Pechin

    1989-01-01

    The annual report of the Waste Management Research and Development programs describes work conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in FY 1988. Major programs in this area include work for the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management on high-level radioactive waste (HLW) management, both geotechnical studies related to a geologic repository and systems studies related to the entire system

  4. Solar thermal enhanced oil recovery. Volume I. Executive summary. Final report, October 1, 1979-June 30, 1980

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    Elzinga, E.; Arnold, C.; Allen, D.; Garman, R.; Joy, P.; Mitchell, P.; Shaw, H.

    1980-11-01

    Thermal enhanced oil recovery is widely used in California to aid in the production of heavy oils. Steam injection either to stimulate individual wells or to drive oil to the producing wells, is by far the major thermal process today and has been in use for over 20 years. Since steam generation at the necessary pressures (generally below 4000 kPa (580 psia)) is within the capabilities of present day solar technology, it is logical to consider the possibilities of solar thermal enhanced oil recovery (STEOR). The present project consisted of an evaluation of STEOR by a team from various Exxon affiliates, Foster Wheeler Development Corp. and Honeywell Inc. The results of the study are presented in three volumes. This volume contains the executive summary. Volume II contains Sections 2 through 8 together with Appendices A through K and in essence is the response to the original contract statement of work. Volume III summarizes the additional work performed to evaluate STEOR as a privately financed commercial venture at Exxon's Edison Field near Bakersfield, California. (WHK)

  5. Comprehensive Study of Educational Technology Programs in California Authorized from 1984-92. Executive Summary.

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    Cradler, John

    This executive summary of an in-depth analysis and evaluation of California's educational technology programs provides information on programs funded from 1984 to 1992 and provides guidelines for the evaluation of future state-funded educational technology programs and projects. Summaries of the findings for educational technology programs from…

  6. Writing Assessment as a Predictor of Performance in an Executive Graduate Degree Program

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    Forkner, Carl B.

    2013-01-01

    Compressed time from matriculation to graduation prevalent in executive graduate degree programs means that traditional methods of identifying deficiencies in student writing during the course of study may not provide timely remediation enabling for student success. This study examined a writing-intensive, 10-month executive graduate degree…

  7. Program Evaluation Report: Educational Marketing Program, July 1, 1979 to February 12, 1980.

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    Wallace, Steven

    The budget, purposes, staffing, and outcomes of Chaffey Community College's Educational Marketing Program (EMP) are summarized in this report. The paper first delineates EMP allocations for salaries, benefits, supplies, contracted services, and capital outlay. Major program objectives are then outlined: to enhance Chaffey's image, to increase…

  8. Advanced engineering design program at the University of Illinois for the 1987-1988 academic year

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    Sivier, Kenneth R.; Lembeck, Michael F.

    1988-01-01

    The participation of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the NASA/USRA Universities Advanced Engineering Design Program (Space) is reviewed for the 1987 to 88 academic year. The University's design project was the Manned Marsplane and Delivery System. In the spring of 1988 semester, 107 students were enrolled in the Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Departments' undergraduate Aerospace Vehicle Design course. These students were divided into an aircraft section (responsible for the Marsplane design), and a spacecraft section (responsible for the Delivery System Design). The design results are presented in Final Design Reports, copies of which are attached. In addition, five students presented a summary of the design results at the Program's Summer Conference.

  9. 75 FR 23783 - National Protection and Programs Directorate; Sector-Specific Agency Executive Management Office...

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    ...Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), Sector-Specific Agency Executive Management...Collection Request should be forwarded to NPPD/IP/SSA EMO, Attn.: Esther Langer, Esther...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On behalf of DHS, IP manages the Department's program to...

  10. Generating and executing programs for a floating point single instruction multiple data instruction set architecture

    DOEpatents

    Gschwind, Michael K

    2013-04-16

    Mechanisms for generating and executing programs for a floating point (FP) only single instruction multiple data (SIMD) instruction set architecture (ISA) are provided. A computer program product comprising a computer recordable medium having a computer readable program recorded thereon is provided. The computer readable program, when executed on a computing device, causes the computing device to receive one or more instructions and execute the one or more instructions using logic in an execution unit of the computing device. The logic implements a floating point (FP) only single instruction multiple data (SIMD) instruction set architecture (ISA), based on data stored in a vector register file of the computing device. The vector register file is configured to store both scalar and floating point values as vectors having a plurality of vector elements.

  11. Optimizing unit test execution in large software programs using dependency analysis

    E-print Network

    Kim, Taesoo

    Tao is a system that optimizes the execution of unit tests in large software programs and reduces the programmer wait time from minutes to seconds. Tao is based on two key ideas: First, Tao focuses on efficiency, unlike ...

  12. Translation and execution of distributed Ada programs - Is it still Ada?

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    Volz, Richard A.; Mudge, Trevor N.; Buzzard, Gregory D.; Krishnan, Padmanabhan

    1987-01-01

    Some of the fundamental issues and tradeoffs for distributed execution systems for the Ada language are examined. Steps that need to be taken to deal with heterogeneity of addressing program objects, of processing resources, and of the individual processor environment are considered. The ways in which program elements can be assigned are examined in the context of four issues: implied remote object access, object visibility and recursive execution, task termination problems, and distributed types.

  13. Federal Workforce. Implementation of the Executive Exchange Program Voluntary Services Act of 1986. Report to Congressional Committees.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. General Government Div.

    In this report the advantages and disadvantages of the experimental approach to the President's Commission on Executive Exchange Program are identified. The Executive Exchange Program Voluntary Services Act of 1986 added this experimental component to encourage higher level private sector executives to participate, since their salaries would be…

  14. ANOPP programmer's reference manual for the executive System. [aircraft noise prediction program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gillian, R. E.; Brown, C. G.; Bartlett, R. W.; Baucom, P. H.

    1977-01-01

    Documentation for the Aircraft Noise Prediction Program as of release level 01/00/00 is presented in a manual designed for programmers having a need for understanding the internal design and logical concepts of the executive system software. Emphasis is placed on providing sufficient information to modify the system for enhancements or error correction. The ANOPP executive system includes software related to operating system interface, executive control, and data base management for the Aircraft Noise Prediction Program. It is written in Fortran IV for use on CDC Cyber series of computers.

  15. Carbon Dioxide Effects Research and Assessment Program. Carbon Dioxide Research Progress Report, fiscal year 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Dahlman, R.C.; Gross, T.; Machta, L.; Elliott, W.; MacCracken, M.

    1980-04-01

    Research on the global carbon cycle and the effects of increased carbon dioxide on the global climate system is reported. Environmental and societal effects related to CO/sub 2/ and environmental control technology for CO/sub 2/ are also discussed. Lists of research projects and reports and publications of the Carbon Dioxide and Climate Research Program are included. An expanded CO/sub 2/ monitoring network is providing increased coverage for interpretation of patterns of sources and sinks seasonal variability, and documentation of the global growth of CO/sub 2/. Modeling studies emphasized that knowledge of the transport and mixing of surface ocean waters is important in understanding deep oceanic circulation. Initial studies in the equatorial Pacific are helping quantify estimates of the amount of outgassing CO/sub 2/ from tropical waters. During fiscal year 1979, there was a substantial increase in appreciation of the role of the ocean in controlling not only atmospheric CO/sub 2/ concentrations but also the climatic response to changes in concentration. Model simulations of the effect of doubled CO/sub 2/ concentration carried out with fixed ocean temperatures a situation that is possible during perhaps the next 20 years, showed relatively small summer heating over land areas. On the other hand, simulations in which the oceanic temperatures could come into instantaneous equilibrium with atmospheric conditions continued to show global temperature increases of 3 +- 1.5/sup 0/C, accentuated at high latitudes. To improve understanding of possible regional climate changes, there were increased efforts to reconstruct regional climatic patterns prevailing during past warm periods that might serve as analogs of future climatic conditions. Particular attention was directed to the climates of the United States and other countries bordering the North Atlantic Ocean during the warm period 5000 to 7000 years ago.

  16. TI-IN United Star Network: Final Project Report (October 1, 1988-September 30, 1990) for Star Schools Program.

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    Pease, Pamela S.

    This report provides a detailed summary of the TI-IN United Star Network research and demonstration project, which was funded by the United States Department of Education's Star Schools Program from 1988-1990. The stated goals of the project were: (1) establishment of a satellite-based telecommunications partnership composed of public institutions…

  17. The Savannah River Site`s Groundwater Monitoring Program. Fourth quarter 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-12-31

    The Environmental Monitoring Group of the Health Protection Department administers the Savannah River Site`s Groundwater Monitoring Program. During fourth quarter 1988 (October--December), routine sampling of monitoring wells and drinking water locations was performed. The drinking water samples were collected from Savannah River Site (SRS) drinking water systems supplied by wells. Two sets of flagging criteria were established in 1986 to assist in the management of sample results. The flagging criteria do not define contamination levels; instead they aid personnel in sample scheduling, interpretation of data, and trend identification. The flagging criteria are based on detection limits, background levels in SRS groundwater, and drinking water standards. An explanation of flagging criteria for the fourth quarter is presented in the Flagging Criteria section of this document. The drinking water samples were analyzed for radioactive constituents.

  18. Geothermal energy program summary: Volume 2, Research summaries, fiscal year 1988

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    Not Available

    1989-03-01

    The Geothermal Technology Division (GTD) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) is charged with the lead federal role in the research and development (R&D) of technologies that will assist industry in economically exploiting the nation`s vast geothermal resources. The GTD R&D program represents a comprehensive, balanced approach to establishing all forms of geothermal energy as significant contributors to the nation`s energy supply. It is structured both to maintain momentum in the growth of the existing hydrothermal industry and to develop long-term options offering the greatest promise for practical applications. The Geothermal Energy Program Summary for Fiscal Year 1988 is a two-volume set designed to be an easily accessible reference to inform the US geothermal industry and other interested parties of the technological advances and progress achieved in the DOE geothermal program as well as to describe the thrust of the current R&D effort and future R&D directions. This volume, Volume II, contains a detailed compilation of each GTD-funded R&D activity performed by national laboratories or under contract to industrial, academic, and nonprofit research institutions. The Program Summary is intended as an important technology transfer vehicle to assure the wide and timely dissemination of information concerning the department`s geothermal research.

  19. Execution time support for scientific programs on distributed memory machines

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    Berryman, Harry; Saltz, Joel; Scroggs, Jeffrey

    1990-01-01

    Optimizations are considered that are required for efficient execution of code segments that consists of loops over distributed data structures. The PARTI (Parallel Automated Runtime Toolkit at ICASE) execution time primitives are designed to carry out these optimizations and can be used to implement a wide range of scientific algorithms on distributed memory machines. These primitives allow the user to control array mappings in a way that gives an appearance of shared memory. Computations can be based on a global index set. Primitives are used to carry out gather and scatter operations on distributed arrays. Communications patterns are derived at runtime, and the appropriate send and receive messages are automatically generated.

  20. Synergistic Execution of Stream Programs on Multicores with Accelerators

    E-print Network

    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    + DSP core, an ARM Cortex A8 core and a PowerVR SGX graphics accelerator, along with accelerators- core architectures. The StreamIt graphs describe task, data and pipeline parallelism which can profil- ing, the relative benefits of executing a task on the superscalar CPU cores and the accelerator

  1. Analysis of Persistence after Four Semesters: Fall 1979 Entering Students. Student Flow Program, Report 15.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.

    In September 1981, a study was conducted to determine the number and proportion of students entering Kapiolani Community College in fall 1979 who: (1) attended only one semester (non-persisters); (2) attended two or three consecutive semesters, dropped out and never returned (stop-outs); (3) attended one or two semesters, dropped out, but again…

  2. Building Management Information Systems to Coordinate Citywide Afterschool Programs: A Toolkit for Cities. Executive Summary

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    Kingsley, Chris

    2012-01-01

    This executive summary describes highlights from the report, "Building Management Information Systems to Coordinate Citywide Afterschool Programs: A Toolkit for Cities." City-led efforts to build coordinated systems of afterschool programming are an important strategy for improving the health, safety and academic preparedness of children and…

  3. Adaptive Program Execution for Low Power in Superscalar Processors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Diana Marculescu; Steve Haga

    Abstract - This paper proposes,a novel technique for code optimization for low power based on a profile-driven methodology. Specifically, we show analytically that there is an optimal level of parallelism for energy consumption,(which may not be necessarily the same,as for performance) and we propose,a compiler-assisted technique,for code,annotation,that adaptively selects at run-time the optimal number,of instructions to be executed in parallel

  4. Early Childhood Education Program--Grades Pre-K-K, FY '80. Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I. Evaluation Report, 1979-80.

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    Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.

    Evaluation results of 1979-80 compensatory education programs for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children in 75 Baltimore, Maryland public and private schools are presented in this report. The program provided early learning experiences in reading, mathematics, and language for educationally disadvantaged 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds to enhance…

  5. Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage Program: Progress summary for the period April 1986 through March 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Kannberg, L.D.

    1988-10-01

    This report discusses recent progress in the DOE program, directed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory, to develop seasonal thermal energy storage (STES). STES has been identified as one method to substantially improve energy efficiency and economics in certain sectors of our economy. It provides a potentially economic means of using waste heat and climatic energy resources to meet a significant portion of our growing energy need for building and industrial process heating and cooling. Environmental benefits accompany the use of STES in many applications. Furthermore, STES can contribute to reduced reliance on premium fuels that are often obtained from foreign sources. Lastly by improving the energy economics of industry, STES can contribute to improved US industrial competitiveness. The report is provided in four sections; the first being this introduction Section 2 of the report describes the program and briefly documents its organization, goals, history, and long-term plans. Section 3 describes the progress during the period from April, 1986, through March, 1988. Section 4 provides a short update on international development of STES. 17 refs., 16 figs., 7 tabs.

  6. A Career Education Program for Gifted and Talented Students in Rural Colorado. (Rural Internship Program.) Final Report, July 1979 through December 1979.

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    South Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Pueblo, CO.

    The Rural Internship Program provided opportunities for gifted and talented eleventh- and twelfth-grade students to broaden their educational career opportunities by facilitating activities that allowed rural interns to work one-to-one with community leaders in rural Southern Colorado. Program design centered around four interfacing components:…

  7. Cyclical Program Review Process at HCCC: An Executive Summary, 1986.

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    Oromaner, Mark; Scott, Joseph F.

    In 1982, a program/service review approach was adopted by Hudson County Community College as an alternative to conventional accreditation. The 5-year program/review cycle, conducted from 1982 to 1986, involved spacing evaluation and review over an extended time period and integrating program/service reviews into the school's planning process. Each…

  8. A universal computer capable of executing an arbitrary number of sub-programs simultaneously

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Holland

    1959-01-01

    This paper describes a universal computer capable of simultaneously executing an arbitrary number of sub-programs, the number of such sub-programs varying as a function of time under program control or as directed by input to the computer. Three features of the computer are: (1) The structure of the computer is a 2-dimensional modular (or iterative) network so that, if it

  9. Massachusetts Water Resource Research Center: Annual program report, 1988 (FY 1987)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-12-01

    The Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center program for 1987-88 (Federal Fiscal Year FY87) focused on several research areas of high priority for the state and New England region: acid deposition impacts, the minimization of nitrate contamination of groundwater from on-site wastewater treatment, the pricing of drinking water to meet future infrastructure needs, and the proposed diversion of water from a ''Wild and Scenic'' river. Three WRIP Projects were begun in FY87. One evaluates cloud and fog acidity in central Massachusetts, another evaluates the use of peat in rural sewage disposal systems to minimize nitrate contamination of groundwater, and the third will determine the true cost of water so that utilities may appropriately plan for new sources or infrastructure renovation. The Cooperative Aquatic Research Program (CARP) funded five projects; four were acid deposition-related projects. Phase III of the Acid Rain Monitoring Project continued monitoring 500 randomly selected and 300 special interest surface waters quarterly and will continue into its fourth year of the ten year program. Investigation of the role of acid deposition in enhancing microorganisms in lake sediment that may play a role in methylating heavy metals such as mercury continued. Similarly, the study of mechanisms of control of aluminum mobility in watersheds subjected to acid deposition and the study of the impact of acid deposition on salamander communities were continued. Research on the role of sulfate reduction in lakes as a natural mechanism for neutralizing acidity funded in its first year by WRIP, has been continued. All but the Acid Rain Monitoring Project are to be completed in 1988.

  10. Initial high-degree p-mode frequency splittings from the 1988 Mt. Wilson 60-foot Tower Solar Oscillation Program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Edward J. Rhodes Jr.; Alessandro Cacciani; Sylvain G. Korzennik

    1988-01-01

    The initial frequency splitting results of solar p-mode oscillations obtained from the 1988 helioseismology program at the Mt. Wilson Observatory are presented. The frequency splittings correspond to the rotational splittings of sectoral harmonics which range in degree between 10 and 598. They were obtained from a cross-correlation analysis of the prograde and retrograde portions of a two-dimensional (t - v)

  11. Bio-optical profile data report coastal transition zone program, R/V Thomas Washington, June 24 - July 21, 1988

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Davis, Curtiss O.; Rhea, W. Joseph

    1990-01-01

    Twenty-three vertical profiles of the bio-optical properties of the ocean were made during a research cruise on the R/V Thomas Washington, June 24 to July 21, 1988, as part of the Coastal Transition Zone Program off Point Arena, California. A summary is given, to provide investigators with an overview of the data collected. The entire data set is available in digital form for interested researchers.

  12. Biomass conversion Task 4 1988 program of work: International Energy Agency Bioenergy Agreement

    SciTech Connect

    Stevens, D.J.

    1987-12-01

    For biomass to meet its potential as an energy resource, conversion processes must be available which are both efficient and environmentally acceptable. Conversion can include direct production of heat and electricity as well as production of intermediate gaseous, liquid, and solid fuels. While many biomass conversion processes are commercially available at present, others are still in the conceptual stage. Additional research and development activities on these advanced concepts will be necessary to fully use biomass resources. Ongoing research on biomass conversion processes is being conducted by many nations throughout the world. In an effort to coordinate this research and improve information exchange, several countries have agreed to a cooperative effort through the International Energy Agency's Bioenergy Agreement (IEA/BA). Under this Agreement, Task IV deals specifically with biomass conversion topics. The cooperative activities consists of information exchange and coordination of national research programs on specific topics. The activities address biomass conversion in a systematic manner, dealing with the pretreatment of biomass prior to conversion, the subsequent conversion of the biomass to intermediate fuels or end-product energy, and then the environmental aspects of the conversion process. This document provides an outline of cooperative work to be performed in 1988. 1 fig., 2 tabs.

  13. Exploiting parallelism across program execution; A unification technique and its analysis

    SciTech Connect

    Rego, V.J.; Mathur, A.P. (Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (USA). Dept. of Computer Science)

    1990-10-01

    This paper describes a new technique for source-to-source transformation of sequential programs. The authors show that the transformed programs so generated provide significant speedups over the original program on vector-processors and the vector-multiprocessors. They exploit the parallelism that arises when multiple instances of a program are executed on simultaneously available data sets. This is in contrast to the existing approaches that aim at detecting parallelism within a program. Analytic and simulation models of the authors technique clearly indicate the speedups that could be achieved when several data sets are available simultaneously, as in the case in many fields of interest.

  14. Automatic decomposition of scientific programs for parallel execution

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Randy Allen; David Callahan; Ken Kennedy

    1987-01-01

    An algorithm for transforming sequential programs into equivalent parallel programs is presented. The method concentrates on finding loops whose separate iterations can be run in parallel without synchronization. Although a simple version of the method can be shown to be optimal, the problem of generating optimal code when loop interchange is employed is shown to be intractable. These methods are

  15. Systems autonomy technology: Executive summary and program plan

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bull, John S (editor)

    1987-01-01

    The National Space Strategy approved by the President and Congress in 1984 sets for NASA a major goal of conducting effective and productive space applications and technology programs which contribute materially toward United States leadership and security. To contribute to this goal, OAST supports the Nation's civil and defense space programs and overall economic growth. OAST objectives are to ensure timely provision of new concepts and advanced technologies, to support both the development of NASA missions in space and the space activities of industry and other organizations, to utilize the strengths of universities in conducting the NASA space research and technology program, and to maintain the NASA centers in positions of strength in critical space technology areas. In line with these objectives, NASA has established a new program in space automation and robotics that will result in the development and transfer and automation technology to increase the capabilities, productivity, and safety of NASA space programs including the Space Station, automated space platforms, lunar bases, Mars missions, and other deep space ventures. The NASA/OAST Automation and Robotics program is divided into two parts. Ames Research Center has the lead role in developing and demonstrating System Autonomy capabilities for space systems that need to make their own decisions and do their own planning. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has the lead role for Telerobotics (that portion of the program that has a strong human operator component in the control loop and some remote handling requirement in space). This program is intended to be a working document for NASA Headquarters, Program Offices, and implementing Project Management.

  16. 75 FR 57973 - National Protection and Programs Directorate; Sector-Specific Agency Executive Management Office...

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  17. Support from Chief Executives to Sponsored Programs Administration at Baccalaureate Universities in the United States

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    Hamilton, Zoya

    2012-01-01

    This research study examined support to sponsored programs administrators (SPAs, or research administrators) at baccalaureate universities from their chief executives. Support to SPAs strengthens the shared purpose of the university, enabling SPAs to serve as effective organizational representatives in business transactions pertaining to grants…

  18. FWP executive summaries: basic energy sciences materials sciences and engineering program (SNL/NM).

    SciTech Connect

    Samara, George A.; Simmons, Jerry A.

    2006-07-01

    This report presents an Executive Summary of the various elements of the Materials Sciences and Engineering Program which is funded by the Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico. A general programmatic overview is also presented.

  19. Advanced composites wing study program. Volume 1: Executive summary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Harvey, S. T.; Michaelson, G. L.

    1978-01-01

    The effort necessary to achieve a state of production readiness for the design and manufacturing of advanced composite wing structure is outlined. Technical assessment and program options are also reviewed for the wing study results.

  20. Activities and Programs That Improve Children’s Executive Functions

    PubMed Central

    Diamond, Adele

    2014-01-01

    Executive functions (EFs; e.g., reasoning, working memory, and self-control) can be improved. Good news indeed, since EFs are critical for school and job success and for mental and physical health. Various activities appear to improve children’s EFs. The best evidence exists for computer-based training, traditional martial arts, and two school curricula. Weaker evidence, though strong enough to pass peer review, exists for aerobics, yoga, mindfulness, and other school curricula. Here I address what can be learned from the research thus far, including that EFs need to be progressively challenged as children improve and that repeated practice is key. Children devote time and effort to activities they love; therefore, EF interventions might use children’s motivation to advantage. Focusing narrowly on EFs or aerobic activity alone appears not to be as efficacious in improving EFs as also addressing children’s emotional, social, and character development (as do martial arts, yoga, and curricula shown to improve EFs). Children with poorer EFs benefit more from training; hence, training might provide them an opportunity to “catch up” with their peers and not be left behind. Remaining questions include how long benefits of EF training last and who benefits most from which activities. PMID:25328287

  1. Efficient partitioning and assignment on programs for multiprocessor execution

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Standley, Hilda M.

    1993-01-01

    The general problem studied is that of segmenting or partitioning programs for distribution across a multiprocessor system. Efficient partitioning and the assignment of program elements are of great importance since the time consumed in this overhead activity may easily dominate the computation, effectively eliminating any gains made by the use of the parallelism. In this study, the partitioning of sequentially structured programs (written in FORTRAN) is evaluated. Heuristics, developed for similar applications are examined. Finally, a model for queueing networks with finite queues is developed which may be used to analyze multiprocessor system architectures with a shared memory approach to the problem of partitioning. The properties of sequentially written programs form obstacles to large scale (at the procedure or subroutine level) parallelization. Data dependencies of even the minutest nature, reflecting the sequential development of the program, severely limit parallelism. The design of heuristic algorithms is tied to the experience gained in the parallel splitting. Parallelism obtained through the physical separation of data has seen some success, especially at the data element level. Data parallelism on a grander scale requires models that accurately reflect the effects of blocking caused by finite queues. A model for the approximation of the performance of finite queueing networks is developed. This model makes use of the decomposition approach combined with the efficiency of product form solutions.

  2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Summer Faculty Fellowship Program 1988, volume 2

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bannerot, Richard B.; Goldstein, Stanley H.

    1989-01-01

    The 1988 Johnson Space Center (JSC) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Summer Faculty Fellowship Program was conducted by the University of Houston and JCS. The 10-week program was operated under the auspices of the ASEE. The program at JSC, as well as the programs at other NASA Centers, was funded by the Office of University Affairs, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. The objectives of the program, which began in 1965 at JSC and in 1964 nationally, are: (1) to further the professional knowledge of qualified engineering and science faculty members; (2) to stimulate an exchange of ideas between participants and NASA; (3) to enrich and refresh the research and teaching activities of participants' institutions; and (4) to contribute to the research objectives of the NASA Centers.

  3. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Summer Faculty Fellowship Program 1988, volume 1

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bannerot, Richard B. (editor); Goldstein, Stanley H. (editor)

    1989-01-01

    The 1988 Johnson Space Center (JSC) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Summer Faculty Fellowship Program was conducted by the University of Houston and JSC. The 10-week program was operated under the auspices of the ASEE. The program at JSC, as well as the programs at other NASA Centers, was funded by the Office of University Affairs, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. The objectives of the program, which began in 1965 at JSC and in 1964 nationally, are (1) to further the professional knowledge of qualified engineering and science faculty members; (2) to stimulate an exchange of ideas between participants and NASA; (3) to enrich and refresh the research and teaching activities of participants' institutions; and (4) to contribute to the research objectives of the NASA Centers.

  4. Cloudgene: A graphical execution platform for MapReduce programs on private and public clouds

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Background The MapReduce framework enables a scalable processing and analyzing of large datasets by distributing the computational load on connected computer nodes, referred to as a cluster. In Bioinformatics, MapReduce has already been adopted to various case scenarios such as mapping next generation sequencing data to a reference genome, finding SNPs from short read data or matching strings in genotype files. Nevertheless, tasks like installing and maintaining MapReduce on a cluster system, importing data into its distributed file system or executing MapReduce programs require advanced knowledge in computer science and could thus prevent scientists from usage of currently available and useful software solutions. Results Here we present Cloudgene, a freely available platform to improve the usability of MapReduce programs in Bioinformatics by providing a graphical user interface for the execution, the import and export of data and the reproducibility of workflows on in-house (private clouds) and rented clusters (public clouds). The aim of Cloudgene is to build a standardized graphical execution environment for currently available and future MapReduce programs, which can all be integrated by using its plug-in interface. Since Cloudgene can be executed on private clusters, sensitive datasets can be kept in house at all time and data transfer times are therefore minimized. Conclusions Our results show that MapReduce programs can be integrated into Cloudgene with little effort and without adding any computational overhead to existing programs. This platform gives developers the opportunity to focus on the actual implementation task and provides scientists a platform with the aim to hide the complexity of MapReduce. In addition to MapReduce programs, Cloudgene can also be used to launch predefined systems (e.g. Cloud BioLinux, RStudio) in public clouds. Currently, five different bioinformatic programs using MapReduce and two systems are integrated and have been successfully deployed. Cloudgene is freely available at http://cloudgene.uibk.ac.at. PMID:22888776

  5. National Program Plan Fuel Cells in Transportation. Executive Summary

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    Not Available

    1993-02-01

    Fuel cells are being developed for application in the transportation sector because they will convert hydrogen to electric power at high efficiencies with virtually no detrimental environmental impact. To realize these energy, environmental, and economic benefits, developers of FCVs need to (1) reduce the size and weight of current designs, (2) develop fuel cell propulsion systems with rapid start-up and greater load-following capability, (3) reduce system cost and/or improve performance, and (4) utilize alternative fuels to a large extent. This Plan addresses the FCV-related requirements of the Energy Act, describing a development program for light- and heavy-duty propulsion systems, a basic R&D program on fuel cell technology that is separate from, but feeds into, the system development activities, and supporting analyses. Implementation of the Program Plan by means of industry/government alliances will accelerate the commercialization of FCVs. In the long term, the successful deployment of large numbers of FCVs promises to eliminate the transportation sector as a major contributor to the nation`s environmental problems.

  6. Work with Apple's Rhapsody Operating System which Allows Simultaneous UNIX Program Development, UNIX Program Execution, and PC Application Execution

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    Don Summers; Chris Riley; Lucien Cremaldi; David Sanders

    2004-12-06

    Over the past decade, UNIX workstations have provided a very powerful program development environment. However, workstations are more expensive than PCs and Macintoshes and require a system manager for day-to-day tasks such as disk backup, adding users, and setting up print queues. Native commercial software for system maintenance and "PC applications" has been lacking under UNIX. Apple's new Rhapsody operating system puts the current MacOS on a NeXT UNIX foundation and adds an enhanced NeXTSTEP object oriented development environment called Yellow Box. Rhapsody simultaneously runs UNIX and commercial Macintosh applications such as word processing or spreadsheets. Thus a UNIX detector Monte Carlo can run for days in the background at the same time as a commercial word processing program. And commercial programs such as Dantz Retrospect are being made available to make disk backup easy under Rhapsody. Apple has announced that in 1999 they intend to be running Rhapsody, or MacOS X as it will be called in the commercial release, on all their newer computers. MacOS X may be of interest to those who have trouble hiring expert UNIX system managers; and to those who would prefer to have a single computer and operating system on their desktop that serves both the needs of UNIX program development and running commercial applications, simultaneously. We present our experiences running UNIX programs and Macintosh applications under the Rhapsody DR2 Developer Release.

  7. AAFE large deployable antenna development program: Executive summary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1977-01-01

    The large deployable antenna development program sponsored by the Advanced Applications Flight Experiments of the Langley Research Center is summarized. Projected user requirements for large diameter deployable reflector antennas were reviewed. Trade-off studies for the selection of a design concept for 10-meter diameter reflectors were made. A hoop/column concept was selected as the baseline concept. Parametric data are presented for 15-meter, 30-meter, and 100-meter diameters. A 1.82-meter diameter engineering model which demonstrated the feasiblity of the concept is described.

  8. RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 1979

    EPA Science Inventory

    The results described in this year's Highlights report represent but a few of the outputs supported by the Office of Research and Development in 1979. The Program ranges from direct support to EPA's regulatory functions, such as the developing of short-term tests for evaluating t...

  9. Aging and Mental Health Certificate Program. Final Report 1979-1983.

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    Glazek, Marianne S.; And Others

    Following a brief overview on the program and grant proposal process, this paper describes the design and implementation of the Aging and Mental Health Certification Program at Madonna College in Livonia, Michigan. The project goals (to design a program, to prepare 120 trainees, to meet community and trainee needs) and accomplishment of the goals…

  10. Evaluation Design 1978-1979: ESAA Title I Migrant Program. Publication Number 78.11.

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    Friedman, Myron; And Others

    To collect and disseminate information relevant to the accountability and program components of the Title I Migrant Program in the Austin school district and to report to the Texas Education Agency through interim and final reports on how well the migrant program is meeting its stated objectives for 1978-79 are the functions of the evaluation for…

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1989-01-01

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

  12. Feasibility of automatic storage reclamation with concurrent program execution in a LISP environment. Master's thesis

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    Cassidy, K.G.

    1985-12-01

    Storage reclamation is the process of reclaiming discarded information and returning the memory space occupied by that discarded information to an available area or list in memory that is available to be utilized by programmers. This increased interest in storage reclamation is a result of the increasing use of list-processing environments. A list-processing environment is a system in which the language manipulates data structures called lists. In classical LISP implementations, program execution/computation continues until there is no more memory available (i.e., the free list of available cells has become exhausted). When this happens, user program(s) HALT and then storage reclamation, in the form of garbage collection, takes over. This halting of programs in the midst of their computation is not only frustrating to programmers and researchers but can also be of crucial importance in other applications. This thesis investigates the feasibility of allowing concurrent program execution with garbage collection. LISP has been selected because it has been estimated that typical LISP programs take 10%-30% of their processing time to perform garbage collection.

  13. Geothermal drilling and completion technology development program. Annual progress report, October 1979-September 1980

    SciTech Connect

    Varnado, S.G. (ed.)

    1980-11-01

    The progress, status, and results of ongoing research and development (R and D) within the Geothermal Drilling and Completion Technology Development Program are described. The program emphasizes the development of geothermal drilling hardware, drilling fluids, completion technology, and lost circulation control methods. Advanced drilling systems are also under development. The goals of the program are to develop the technology required to reduce well costs by 25% by 1983 and by 50% by 1987.

  14. Geothermal drilling ad completion technology development program. Semi-annual progress report, April-September 1979

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    Varnado, S.G. (ed.)

    1980-05-01

    The progress, status, and results of ongoing Research and Development (R and D) within the Geothermal Drilling and Completion Technology Development Program are described. The program emphasizes the development of geothermal drilling hardware, drilling fluids, and completion technology. Advanced drilling systems are also under development. The goals of the program are to develop the technology required to reduce well costs by 25% by 1982 and by 50% by 1986.

  15. Geothermal drilling and completion technology development program. Quarterly progress report, October-December 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Varnado, S.G. (ed.)

    1980-01-01

    The progress, status, and results of ongoing Research and Development (R and D) within the Geothermal Drilling and Completion Technology Development Program are described. The program emphasizes the development of geothermal drilling hardware, drilling fluids, and completion technology. Advanced drilling systems are also under development. The goals of the program are to develop the technology required to reduce well costs by 25% by 1982 and by 50% by 1986.

  16. Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy Development Program. Annual report, fiscal year 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Cremer, G.M.; Duffield, R.B.; Smith, M.C.; Wilson, M.G. (comps.)

    1980-08-01

    The Fenton Hill Project is still the principal center for developing methods, equipment, and instrumentation for creating and utilizing HDR geothermal reservoirs. The search for a second site for a similar experimental system in a different geological environment has been intensified, as have the identification and characterization of other HDR areas that may prove suitable for either experimental or commercial development. The Phase I fracture system was enlarged during FY79. Drilling of the injection well of the Phase II system began at Fenton Hill in April 1979. Environmental monitoring of the Fenton Hill area continued through FY79. The environmental studies indicate that the hot dry rock operations have caused no significant environmental impact. Other supporting activities included rock physics, rock mechanics, fracture mapping, and instrumentation development. Two closely related activities - evaluation of the potential HDR energy resource of the US and the selection of a site for development of a second experimental heat-extraction system generally similar to that at Fenton Hill - have resulted in the collection of geology, hydrology, and heat-flow data on some level of field activity in 30 states. The resource-evaluation activity included reconnaissance field studies and a listing and preliminary characterization of US geothermal areas in which HDR energy extraction methods may be applicable. The selection of Site 2 has taken into account such legal, institutional, and economic factors as land ownership and use, proximity to possible users, permitting and licensing requirements and procedures, environmental issues, areal extent of the geothermal area, and visibility to and apparent interest by potential industrial developers.

  17. From the Concrete to the Abstract: Visual Representations of Program Execution Steven P. Reiss and Guy Eddon

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    Reiss, Steven P.

    environments fea- tured some form of dynamic visualization of the source program. For example, our PECAN with each instruction. Other dynamically updated execution views provided by PECAN included a flowchart view of

  18. Backtracking and Re-execution in the Automatic Debugging of Parallelized Programs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Matthews, Gregory; Hood, Robert; Johnson, Stephen; Leggett, Peter; Biegel, Bryan (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    In this work we describe a new approach using relative debugging to find differences in computation between a serial program and a parallel version of th it program. We use a combination of re-execution and backtracking in order to find the first difference in computation that may ultimately lead to an incorrect value that the user has indicated. In our prototype implementation we use static analysis information from a parallelization tool in order to perform the backtracking as well as the mapping required between serial and parallel computations.

  19. Commercial Network Television: Strategies for Programming and the Content of Prime Time TV, 1976-1979.

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    Austin, Bruce A.

    The 1976-79 schedules of the three major television networks were analyzed to determine what strategies were used to organize prime time schedules and what types of programs appeared during prime time viewing periods. Five essential programing strategies were identified: fraction of selection (cost versus reward), lowest common denominator (wide…

  20. Outdoor Human Relations Program, 1979-80: Sixth Grade [And] Teacher's Guide.

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    FitzSimmons, Michael

    Environmental education and interpersonal skills are stressed in this guide for an outdoor education program that features day trips to a rural camp in Ohio. Written for grade six, the guide contains a student handbook for camp activities followed by a brief section for teachers. The student handbook begins with the program goals, a map of the…

  1. Comprehensive Infant Intervention Program: End-of-Year Report, July 1, 1978-June 30, 1979.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Edgewood Independent School District, San Antonio, TX.

    The report describes activities and accomplishments of an infant intervention program for mildly to severely/profoundly handicapped children, with emphasis on the needs of bicultural/bilingual handicapped children and handicapped children from low socioeconomic backgrounds. The program involves a peer training approach to parent counseling and…

  2. Interlaboratory reaction rate program. 12th progress report, November 1976-October 1979

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    Lippincott, E.P.; McElroy, W.N.; Preston, C.C. (comps.)

    1980-09-01

    The Interlaboratory Reaction Rate UILRR) program is establishing the capability to accurately measure neutron-induced reactions and reaction rates for reactor fuels and materials development programs. The goal for the principal fission reactions, /sup 235/U, /sup 238/U and /sup 239/Pu, is an accuracy to within +- 5% at the 95% confidence level. Accurate measurement of other fission and nonfission reactions is also required, but to a lesser accuracy, between +- 5% and 10% at the 95% confidence level. A secondary program objective is improvement in knowledge of the nuclear parameters involved in the standarization of fuels and materials dosimetry measurements of neutron flux, spectra, fluence and burnup.

  3. Annual report of the Wind Characteristics Program Element, July 1978-September 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Wendell, L.L.; Barchet, W.R.; Connell, J.R.; Miller, A.H.; Pennell, W.T.; Renne, D.S.

    1980-05-01

    As a service element within the Federal Wind Energy Program, the Wind Characteristics Program Element (WCPE) is established to provide the appropriate wind characteristics information to those involved in: the design and evaluation of wind energy conversion systems (WECS); energy program planning; selecting sites for WECS installation; and the operation of WECS. To effectively produce the information needed in these four categories, the WCPE, for which the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) has the responsibility for management and technical assistance, has been divided into four technical program areas. During this reporting period PNL was also assigned the management responsibility for the data collection at the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) candidate sites, as well as the task of providing technical assistance to DOE evaluation and site selection panels for new candidate sites.

  4. Light Water Reactor Safety Technology Program. Quarterly report, October-December 1979

    SciTech Connect

    None

    1980-06-01

    Information on LWR safety is presented concerning the Technology Management Center support programs; risk methods utilization; improved safety systems;man-machine interaction; safety data; and progress reports for each of the research project areas.

  5. Unconventional gas recovery program. Semi-annual report for the period ending September 30, 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Manilla, R.D. (ed.)

    1980-04-01

    This document is the third semi-annual report describing the technical progress of the US DOE projects directed at gas recovery from unconventional sources. Currently the program includes Methane Recovery from Coalbeds Project, Eastern Gas Shales Project, Western Gas Sands Project, and Geopressured Aquifers Project.

  6. HTGR Gas Turbine Program. Semiannual progress report for the period ending September 30, 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-05-01

    Information on the HTGR-GT program is presented concerning systems design methods; systems dynamics methods; alternate design; miscellaneous controls and auxiliary systems; structural mechanics; shielding analysis; licensing; safety; availability; reactor turbine system integration with plant; PCRV liners, penetrations, and closures; PCRV structures; thermal barrier; reactor internals; turbomachinery; turbomachine remote maintenance; control valve; heat exchangers; plant protection system; and plant control system.

  7. Carbon Dioxide Effects Research and Assessment Program. Carbon Dioxide Research Progress Report, fiscal year 1979

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. C. Dahlman; T. Gross; L. Machta; W. Elliott; M. MacCracken

    1980-01-01

    Research on the global carbon cycle and the effects of increased carbon dioxide on the global climate system is reported. Environmental and societal effects related to COâ and environmental control technology for COâ are also discussed. Lists of research projects and reports and publications of the Carbon Dioxide and Climate Research Program are included. An expanded COâ monitoring network is

  8. Heavy ion fusion program. Semi-annual progress report, October 1, 1979-March 30, 1980

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-01-01

    HIF activity at ANL during FY 1980 has been primarily concentrated on conceptual design work, and on initial tests of the independently-phased rf acceleration cavities. Calculations for near-term foil-heating experiments were carried out, and a specific cost-effective synchrotron (Beam Development Facility) plan was developed. Program logics were further refined, and some conceptual reactor issues were addressed.

  9. Programmed temperature gasification study. Final report, October 1, 1979November 30, 1980

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. J. Spoon; M. P. Gardner; J. A. Starkovich; H. L. Fein; A. J. Apte

    1980-01-01

    An experimental, modeling and conceptual engineering analysis study has been performed to assess the feasibility of TRW's Programmed Temperature Gasification (PTG) concept for carbonizing caking coals without severe agglomeration. The concept involves control of carbonizing heating rate to maintain metaplast concentration at a level equal to or slightly below that which causes agglomeration. The experimental studies required the contruction of

  10. The Indian Resources Development and Internship Program (IRDI), Fiscal Year 1979-1980. Annual Progress Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.

    The Indian Resources Development and Internship (IRDI) Program marked its fifth year by continuing to assist Indian tribes in developing a managerial, professional, and scientific corps of American Indians through college academic education and related practical work experience. Participants attended universities and pursued majors of their…

  11. Hydrocarbon autothermal reforming program. Final technical report, 28 September 1979-31 October 1981

    SciTech Connect

    Ham, D.O.; Lewis, P.F.; Lord, G.W.; Yarrington, R.M.; Hwang, H.S.

    1982-02-01

    The goal of the PSI program was to understand the mechanisms of the formation of carbon deposits under conditions relevant to authothermal reformers (ATR). The first year of this two year program was dedicated almost entirely to investigations of gas phase soot formation. It was speculated that soot could form in the gas phase and deposit downstream in the catalyst bed. A high temperature experimental test rig was constructed and comptuer models developed to aid in understanding this process. The conclusion of these studies is that soot does not form in the gas phase upstream of the catalyst bed, under ATR conditions, at least, not under well mixed conditions. In the second year, the program was redirected to study carbon formation processes on surfaces and to perform testing and analysis of Engelhard's six inch ATR rig. This work has resulted in an operational computer code for use in modeling the Engelhard ATR. This code requires rate constant information for performance prediction. The PSI laboratory experiments have shown that coke formation on surfaces of nickel catalysts is very rapid, particularly from olefins. Filamentary carbon was formed. Various relevant processes and their relative rates were studied on various nickel surfaces. Coke was not observed when precious metal catalysts were used. Testing on the Engelhard reactor was performed. These preliminary tests show that the Engelhard catalysts can be used to reform number two fuel oil with no problems associated with carbonaceous deposits. Some hydrocarbon breakthrough was observed, increasing at low oxygen to carbon ratio (0.355). These limited data clearly indicate a high potential for a useful ATR. Further testing and analysis are clearly necessary.

  12. Arts Program: A Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of Program Development and Implementation, 1979-80. (Second Project Year.)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schumacher, Sally; Linder, Fredric

    The goals of the Richmond County (VA) Arts Program are: (1) to provide a comprehensive arts education program; (2) to increase creativity and self-esteem of art students (grades 6-12) and student awareness and general appreciation of the arts (grades 1-12); (3) to broaden teachers' instructional strategies and increase teachers' perceptions of the…

  13. 1979 DOE statistical symposium

    SciTech Connect

    Gardiner, D.A.; Truett T. (comps. and eds.)

    1980-09-01

    The 1979 DOE Statistical Symposium was the fifth in the series of annual symposia designed to bring together statisticians and other interested parties who are actively engaged in helping to solve the nation's energy problems. The program included presentations of technical papers centered around exploration and disposal of nuclear fuel, general energy-related topics, and health-related issues, and workshops on model evaluation, risk analysis, analysis of large data sets, and resource estimation.

  14. Breaking the Cycle of Illiteracy: The Kenan Family Literacy Model Program. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust Family Literacy Project. Final Report 1988-1989.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Darling, Sharon; Hayes, Andrew E.

    The Kenan Trust Family Literacy Project was implemented during the 1988-89 school year at three model sites in Louisville, Kentucky, and four in North Carolina. The model was designed to teach undereducated parents together with their 3- or 4-year-old children. Children participated in a comprehensive preschool program while adults studied in…

  15. Water-resources investigations in Tennessee; programs and activities of the U.S. Geological Survey, 1988-1989

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Quinones, Ferdinand; Balthrop, B.H.; Baker, E.G.

    1989-01-01

    This report contains a summation of water resources projects which were active in the Tennessee District during 1988 or 1989. Given in each summary is the name of the project chief, the objective of the project, the progress of results of the study to date, and the name of the cooperator. The basic data programs conducted by the Tennessee District provide streamflow, quality of water, and groundwater levels information essential to the assessment and management of the State 's water resources. Long-term streamflow, quality of water, and groundwater levels networks are operated as part of the Hydrologic Data Section. Field operations are about equally divided among field offices in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville. The data collected as part of the networks are published in the series of annual data reports entitled ' Water Resources Data for Tennessee'. (USGS)

  16. High magnetic field MHD generator program. Final report, July 1, 1976-December 31, 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Eustis, R. H.; Kruger, C. H.; Mitchner, M.; Self, S. A.; Koester, J. K.; Nakamura, T.

    1980-04-01

    A theoretical and experimental program was undertaken to investigate MHD channel phenomena which are important at high magnetic fields. The areas studied were inhomogeneity effects, boundary layers, Hall field breakdown and electrode configuration and current concentrations. In addition, a program was undertaken to study steady-state combustion disk and linear channels in an existing 6 Tesla magnet of small dimensions. The structure of the inhomogeneities in the Stanford M-2 was characterized and compared with theoretical results from a linearized perturbation analysis. General agreement was obtained and the analysis was used to compute stability regions for large size generators. The Faraday electrical connection was found to be more stable than the Hall or diagonal wall connections. Boundary layer profile measurements were compared with theoretical calculations with good agreement. Extrapolation of the calculations to pilot scale MHD channels indicates that Hartmann effects are important in the analysis of the sidewall, and Joule heating is important in calculating heat transfer and voltage drops for the electrode wall. Hall field breakdown was shown to occur both in the plasma and through the interelectrode insulator with the insulator breakdown threshold voltage lower than the plasma value. The threshold voltage was shown to depend on the interelectrode gap but was relatively independent of plasma conditions. Experiments were performed at 5.5 Tesla with both disk and linear MHD channels.

  17. Summary of the U.S. Geological Survey National Field Quality Assurance Program from 1979 through 1997

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    Stanley, D.L.; Boozer, T.M.; Schroder, L.J.

    1998-01-01

    Since the inception of the U.S. Geological Survey National Field Quality Assurance Program, over 85,000 proficiency samples have been analyzed by water-quality analysts. This includes more than 10,000 alkalinity samples, more than 15,000 pH samples, and more than 16,000 specific conductance samples, which were analyzed from 1990 through 1997, and a total of more than 43,000 proficiency samples analyzed from 1979 through 1989. The analyte values were evaluated to determine the fourth-spread, a measure of the width of the middle half of the data, and the F-pseudosigma, a robust replacement for the standard deviation, for each of the different measurement ranges. The result of the statistical evaluation showed that the vast majority of reference sample measurements made by water-quality analysts were within acceptable ranges. From 1990 to 1997, the measurement of pH had the highest level of acceptable results, 98.4 percent, followed by specific conductance with 95.2 percent acceptable results, and alkalinity with 88.6 percent acceptable results. The statistical summary of pH indicates the calculated fourth-spread values for the entire tested range is +0.06 pH units. For specific conductance, the magnitude of the fourth-spread increases as the magnitude of the specific conductance ranges increases. The average relative fourth-spread percent for all reported specific conductance values is +1.8 percent. From 1990 through 1997, the evaluation of the results for alkalinity measurement for the average fourth-spread was determined to be + 3.3 milligrams per liter as calcium carbonate.

  18. HTGR process heat program design and analysis. Semiannual progress report, October 1, 1979-March 28, 1980

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-10-01

    This report summarizes the results of concept design studies implemented at General Atomic Company (GA) during the first half of FY-80. The studies relate to a plant design for an 842-MW(t) High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor utilizing an intermediate helium heat transfer loop to provide high temperature thermal energy for the production of hydrogen or synthesis gas (H/sub 2/ + CO) by steam-reforming a light hydrocarbon. Basic carbon sources may be coal, residual oil, or oil shale. Work tasks conducted during this period included the 842-MW(t) plant concept design and cost estimate for an 850/sup 0/C reactor outlet temperature. An assessment of the main-loop cooling shutdown system is reported. Major component cost models were prepared and programmed into the Process Heat Reactor Evaluation and Design (PHRED) code.

  19. SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAM: CHAPTER FROM THE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ANNUAL REPORT 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Authors, Various

    1980-10-01

    Solar energy has become a major alternative for supplying a substantial fraction of the nation's future energy needs. The Department of Energy (DOE) supports activities ranging from the demonstration of existing technology to research on future possibilities; and at LBL projects are in progress which span that range of activities. To assess various solar applications it is important to quantify the solar resource. In one project, LBL is cooperating with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in the implementation and operation of a solar radiation data collection network in northern California. Special instruments have been developed and are now in use to measure the solar and circumsolar (around the sun) radiation. These measurements serve to predict the performance of solar designs which use focusing collectors (mirrors or lenses) to concentrate the sunlight. Efforts are being made to assist DOE in demonstrating existing solar technology. DOE's San Francisco Operations Office (SAN) has been given technical support for its management of commercial-building solar demonstration projects. The installation of a solar hot water and space heating system on an LBL building established model techniques and procedures as part of the DOE Facilities Solar Demonstration Program. Technical support is also provided for SAN in a DOE small scale technology pilot program in which grants are awarded to individuals and organizations to develop and demonstrate solar technologies appropriate to small scale use. In the near future it is expected that research will exert a substantial impact in the areas of solar heating and cooling. An absorption air conditioner is being developed that is air cooled yet suitable for use with temperatures available from flat plate collectors. With inexpensive but sophisticated micro-electronics to control their operation, the performance of many-component solar heating and cooling systems may be improved, and work is under way to develop such a controller and to evaluate commercially available units. Research is continuing on 'passive' approaches to solar heating and cooling where careful considerations of architectural design, construction materials, and the environment are used to moderate a building's interior climate. Computer models of passive concepts are being developed in a collaborative project with Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. These models will be incorporated into public domain building energy analysis computer programs to be used in systems studies and in the design of commercial buildings on a case study basis. The investigation of specific passive cooling methods is an ongoing project; for example, a process is being studied in which heat storage material would be cooled by radiation to the night sky, then provide 'coolness' to the building. The laboratory personnel involved in the solar cooling, controls, and passive projects are also providing technical support to the Solar Heating and Cooling Research and Development Branch of DOE in developing program plans, evaluating proposals, and making technical reviews of projects at other institutions and in industry. Low grade heat is a widespread energy resource that could make a significant contribution to energy needs if economical methods can be developed for converting it to useful work. Investigations continued this year on the feasibility of using the 'shape-memory' alloy, Nitinol, as a basis for constructing heat engines that could operate from energy sources such as solar heated water, industrial waste heat, geothermal brines, and ocean thermal gradients. Several projects are investigating longer-term possibilities for utilizing solar energy. One project involves the development of a new type of solar thermal receiver that would be placed at the focus of a central receiver system or a parabolic dish. The conversion of the concentrated sunlight to thermal energy would be accomplished by the absorption of the light by a dispersion of very small particles suspended in a gas. Work continued this year on chemical storage processes (such as 2SO

  20. Specification-enhanced execution

    E-print Network

    Yang, Jean, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01

    Our goal is to provide a framework that allows the programmer to easily shift responsibility for certain aspects of the program execution to the runtime system. We present specification- enhanced execution, a programming ...

  1. Exxon catalytic coal-gasification process development program. Quarterly technical progress report, October-December 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Euker, Jr, C. A.

    1980-03-01

    Work continued on the catalyst recovery screening studies to evaluate the economic impacts of alternative processing approaches and solid-liquid separation techniques. Equipment specifications have been completed for two cases with countercurrent water washing using rotary-drum filters for the solid-liquid separations. Material and energy balances have been completed for an alternative methane recovery process configuration using low pressure stripping which requires 26% less horsepower than the Study Design system. A study has been initiated to identify trace components which might be present in the CCG gas loop and to assess their potential impacts on the CCG process. This information will be used to assist in planning an appropriate series of analyses for the PDU gasifier effluent. A study has been initiated to evaluate the use of a small conventional steam reformer operating in parallel with a preheat furnace for heat input to the catalytic gasifier which avoids the potential problem of carbon laydown. Preliminary replies from ten manufacturers are being evaluated as part of a study to determine the types and performance of coal crushing equipment appropriate for commercial CCG plants. A material and energy balance computer model for the CCG reactor system has been completed. The new model will provide accurate, consistent and cost-efficient material and energy balances for the extensive laboratory guidance and process definition studies planned under the current program. Other activities are described briefly.

  2. [Fresno County Library Rural Literacy Outreach Program. Final Performance Report, 1988-1989.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walling, Joyce

    The Library Rural Literacy Outreach Program targeted to ten rural communities in the Fresno County, California, Free Library district is reported. The sites were chosen based on inquiries from volunteers in those communities and support for the program by the branch library staff. Goals of the program were to provide literacy services to adult…

  3. Summer Splash. 1988 Wisconsin Summer Library Program Manual. Bulletin No. 8230.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lamb, Donald K.; And Others

    A compilation of materials contributed by and developed with the cooperation of Wisconsin librarians and Ohio's 1987 summer reading program, this planning manual provides guidelines for planning and promoting summer programs for young people by librarians in the state of Wisconsin. The theme of the program, "Summer Splash," is intended to conjure…

  4. Bilingual Specialized Programs in New York City High Schools, 1988-89. OREA Evaluation Section Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berney, Tomi D.; Stern, Lucia

    The Bilingual Specialized Programs in New York City High Schools project was supported by tax-levy, Pupils with Compensatory Educational Needs, and state Categorical Aid to Bilingual Education funds. The program functioned in 15 high schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. The program's aim was to provide students of limited English…

  5. EFFECTIVE: SUPERSEDES: AUTHORITY: Executive Council RATIFIED BY: Executive Council

    E-print Network

    Sinnamon, Gordon J.

    EFFECTIVE: SUPERSEDES: AUTHORITY: Executive Council RATIFIED BY: Executive Council PAGE | 1 of 3;EFFECTIVE: SUPERSEDES: AUTHORITY: Executive Council RATIFIED BY: Executive Council PAGE | 2 of 3 University-to-day execution of program(s) under her direction; (4) Attend Standing Committee Meetings as required

  6. Program Review: A Five Year Summary of Placement and Follow-Up Information of Students in Associate in Science Degree Programs, 1984-85 through 1988-89. Research Report No. 90-23R.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baldwin, Anne

    In October 1990, a study was conducted of Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) occupational programs over the 5-year period from 1984-85 through 1988-89. The study examined trends in enrollment, graduation, attainment of state-mandated job placement standards, and pre-program interest among students for both Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate…

  7. Model Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Faculty Development Workshops in Training of Physician's Assistants. Executive Summary of Final Report, October 1, 1977-June 30, 1979.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Health Care Sciences.

    An educational workshop series was created to prepare clinical coordinators in Physician's Assistant (PA) programs to assist clinical instructors and preceptors in designing, implementing, and evaluating learning experiences for PA students that focus on clinical skills. Six goals were established: (1) develop a strategy for outlining the student…

  8. SEER EXTENT OF DISEASE -- 1988

    Cancer.gov

    SEER EXTENT OF DISEASE -- 1988 CODES AND CODING INSTRUCTIONS THIRD EDITION JANUARY 1998 Prepared by the Cancer Statistics Branch Surveillance Program Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences National Cancer Institute U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service National Institutes of Health Effective for cases diagnosed January 1, 1988 forward.

  9. A Conference on Planning for Documentation and the National Conference Follow-up Program (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 1979).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dansker, Judith

    This document reports on the activities of the Southeastern Teacher Corps Network's 1979 conference on planning for the documentation and follow-up survey of educational conferences. Topics discussed at the meeting include developing the skills and operational procedures for documentation processes in Network organizations, and developing the…

  10. PISCES program plasma-surface interactions research: Summary of research, 1988--1989

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-05-01

    This paper discusses the following about the Pisces program: Major objectives of the program; Staff in the PISCES program at UCLA; Highlights in the program; Collaborations with other institutions; PISCES-A facility; PISCES-B facility; Fast scanning Langmuir probe; Omegatron mass spectrometer; Spectroscopic diagnostics; Data acquisition system; Redeposition effect on carbon chemical erosion; Erosion of carbon tokamakium from TFTR; Effect of boron-doping on carbon chemical erosion; Radiation enhanced sublimation of carbon; Surface analysis of TEXTOR titles; Spectroscopic analysis of carbon impurities; Biased limiter and divertor; Biased divertor channel; Gaseous divertor experiments; Presheath profile measurements; Particle transport in CCT tokamak; and Biased divertor experiments in CCT.

  11. Environmental monitoring report for calendar year 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Stencel, J.R.

    1989-05-01

    The results of the 1988 environmental monitoring program for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) are presented and discussed. Two of three tokamak machines, the Princeton Beta Experiment Modification (PBX-M) and the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR), were in operation during the year. The Environmental Committee, which is a standing committee of the Executive Safety Board (ESB), continued to review items of environmental importance. During CY88 no adverse effects to the environment or public resulted from any operational program activities at PPPL, and the Laboratory was in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations. Over the last two years the Department of Energy conducted major environmental audits at all of its facilities, including PPPL. No significant environmental concerns were noted as a result of the inspection and sampling at PPPL. 43 refs., 25 figs., 33 tabs.

  12. TFE Verification Program: Semiannual report for the period ending October 31, 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-01-01

    The objective of the semiannual progress report is to summarize the technical results obtained during the latest reporting period. The information presented herein will include evaluated test data, design evaluations, the results of analyses and the significance of results. The program objective is to demonstrate the technology readiness of a TFE suitable for use as the basic element in a thermionic reactor with electric power output in the 0.5 to 5.0 MW(e) range, and a full-power life of 7 years. The TFE Verification Program builds directly on the technology and data base developed in the 1960s and early 1970s in an AEC/NASA program, and in the SP-100 program conducted in 1983, 1984 and 1985. In the SP-100 program, the attractive features of thermionic power conversion technology were recognized, but concern was expressed over the lack of fast reactor irradiation data. 65 figs., 36 tabs.

  13. Assessment of a career development program for executive amd mid-level managers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Swanson, James R., Sr.

    1994-01-01

    This project sought to validate the competencies required of mid-level and executive managers at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), in order to enable an assessment of the Resident Management Education Program (RMEP). Forty (40) statements describing management competencies were presented to a sample of 37 KSC managers, who judged each as essential, useful but not essential, or not needed at each of two management levels. A content validity ratio (CVR) was calculated for each competency statement at the two management levels. There was general agreement on the validity of 36 or the 40 competency statements. Based on the content validity ratios and comments from respondents, recommendations for improvement of the RMEP were made.

  14. The collaborative program of research in engineering sciences. Annual report, September 1, 1988--August 31, 1989

    SciTech Connect

    White, D.C.

    1989-08-01

    Research programs in the following areas are briefly described: High-Temperature Gas-Particle Reactions; Mathematical Modelling of Plasma Systems; Metal Transfer in Gas Metal-Arc Welding; Multivariable Control of Gas Metal-Arc Welding; Synthesis of Heat and Work Integration Systems for Chemical Process Plants; Parity Simulation of Dynamic Processes; Fundamentals of Elastic-Plastic Fracture: Three-Dimensional and Mechanistic Modelling; and Comminution of Energy Materials. Publications from each program are listed.

  15. MOD-5A wind turbine generator program design report: Volume 1: Executive Summary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1984-01-01

    The design, development and analysis of the 7.3 MW MOD-5A wind turbine generator covering work performed between July 1980 and June 1984 is discussed. The report is divided into four volumes: Volume 1 summarizes the entire MOD-5A program, Volume 2 discusses the conceptual and preliminary design phases, Volume 3 describes the final design of the MOD-5A, and Volume 4 contains the drawings and specifications developed for the final design. Volume 1, the Executive Summary, summarizes all phases of the MOD-5A program. The performance and cost of energy generated by the MOD-5A are presented. Each subsystem - the rotor, drivetrain, nacelle, tower and foundation, power generation, and control and instrumentation subsystems - is described briefly. The early phases of the MOD-5A program, during which the design was analyzed and optimized, and new technologies and materials were developed, are discussed. Manufacturing, quality assurance, and safety plans are presented. The volume concludes with an index of volumes 2 and 3.

  16. A System for Fault-Tolerance Execution of Data and Compute Intensive Programs over a Network of Workstations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jim Smith; Santosh K. Shrivastava

    1996-01-01

    The bag of tasks structure permits dynamic partitioning for a wide class of parallel applications. This paper describes a fault-tolerant implementation of this structure using atomic actions (atomic transactions) to operate on persistent objects, which are accessed in a distributed setting via a Remote Procedure Call (RPC). The system is suited to parallel execution of data and compute intensive programs

  17. DORMAN computer program (study 2.5). Volume 1: Executive summary. [development of data bank for computerized information storage of NASA programs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stricker, L. T.

    1973-01-01

    The DORCA Applications study has been directed at development of a data bank management computer program identified as DORMAN. Because of the size of the DORCA data files and the manipulations required on that data to support analyses with the DORCA program, automated data techniques to replace time-consuming manual input generation are required. The Dynamic Operations Requirements and Cost Analysis (DORCA) program was developed for use by NASA in planning future space programs. Both programs are designed for implementation on the UNIVAC 1108 computing system. The purpose of this Executive Summary Report is to define for the NASA management the basic functions of the DORMAN program and its capabilities.

  18. Rotor fragment protection program: Statistics on aircraft gas turbine engine rotor failures that occurred in US commercial aviation during 1979

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Delucia, R. A.; Salvino, J. T.

    1982-01-01

    Statistical information relating to the number of gas turbine engine rotor failures which occurred during 1979 in commercial aviation service use is provided. The predominant failure mode involved blade fragments, 84 percent of which were contained. No uncontained disk failures occurred and although fewer rotor rim and seal failures occurred, 100 percent and 50 percent, respectively, were uncontained. Sixty-eight percent of the 157 rotor failures occurred during the take-off and climb stages of flight.

  19. 2D/3D Program work summary report, [January 1988--December 1992

    SciTech Connect

    Damerell, P S; Simons, J W [eds.; MPR Associates, Inc., Washington, DC (United States)

    1993-06-01

    The 2D/3D Program was carried out by Germany, Japan and the United States to investigate the thermal-hydraulics of a PWR large-break LOCA. A contributory approach was utilized in which each country contributed significant effort to the program and all three countries shared the research results. Germany constructed and operated the Upper Plenum Test Facility (UPTF), and Japan constructed and operated the Cylindrical Core Test Facility (CCTF) and the Slab Core Test Facility (SCTF). The US contribution consisted of provision of advanced instrumentation to each of the three test facilities, and assessment of the TRAC computer code against the test results. Evaluations of the test results were carried out in all three countries. This report summarizes the 2D/3D Program in terms of the contributing efforts of the participants.

  20. Water-resources investigations in Tennessee; programs and activities of the U.S. Geological Survey, 1987-1988

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Quinones, Ferdinand; Balthrop, B.H.; Baker, E.G.

    1988-01-01

    This report contains a summation of 44 projects which were active in the Tennessee District during 1987 and 1988. Given in each summary is the name of the project chief, the objective of the project, the progress or results of the study to date, and the name of the cooperator. Hydrologic data are the backbone of the investigations conducted by the U.S Geological Survey (USGS). The basic data programs conducted by the Tennessee District provide streamflow, quality of water, and groundwater levels information essential to the assessment and management of the State 's water resources. Long-term streamflow, quality of water, and groundwater levels network are operated as part of the Hydrologic Data Section. Field operations are about equally divided among field offices in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville. A staff of about 40 engineers, hydrologists, and hydrologic technicians labor in the operation of the long-term network as well as short-term efforts in support of areal investigations. The data collected as part of the networks are published in the series of annual data reports. (USGS)

  1. ROCK CREEK RURAL CLEAN WATER PROGRAM, COMPREHENSIVE WATER QUALITY MONITORING, ANNUAL REPORT, 1988.

    EPA Science Inventory

    Water quality monitoring for the Rock Creek (17040212) rural clean water program was initiated by the ID Department of health and Welfare, Division of Environment in 1981. The results to date suggest that Best Management Practices (BMPs) implemented in the project area have impr...

  2. Employer Specific Training Program for Program Year 1988-89. Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New York State Education Dept., Albany.

    The Employer Specific Skills Training Program helps build the superior work force called for by the National Alliance of Business and other significant employer, union, government, and educational groups. Through a combination of state and federal funds, the New York State Department of Education has crafted a flexible and responsible program.…

  3. 1988 petroleum software directory

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1987-01-01

    This single volume discusses the areas of: Accounting Drilling, Economics, Engineering, Exploration, Geohysical, Seismic Interpretation, Graphics, Land, Maps, Metallurgy, Marketing, Pipelines, Refining, Petrochemicals, Gas Processing, Risk Analysis, Synthetic Fuels, Utilities, Well Completion and Workover, Well Log Interpretation. Eight new application categories for the 1988 edition include: CAD/CAM/CAE, Database Management, Exploration/Geology, Graphics/Data Presentation, Laboratory Analysis, Maps/Offshore, Materials Management and Resource Management. Plus over 300 new software programs. In all, more than 1,800 programs.

  4. TFE verification program: Semiannual report for the period ending April 30, 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-06-01

    The objective of the semiannual progress report is to summarize the technical results obtained during the latest reporting period. The information presented herein will include evaluated test data, design evaluations, the results of analyses and the significance of results. The program objective is to demonstrate the technology readiness of a Thermionic Fuel Element suitable for use as the basic element in a thermionic reactor with electric power output in the 0.5 to 5.0 MW(e) range, and a full-power life of 7 years. 14 refs., 107 figs., 35 tabs.

  5. Studying Turbulence Using Numerical Simulation Databases, 2. Proceedings of the 1988 Summer Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1988-01-01

    The focus of the program was on the use of direct numerical simulations of turbulent flow for study of turbulence physics and modeling. A special interest was placed on turbulent mixing layers. The required data for these investigations were generated from four newly developed codes for simulation of time and spatially developing incompressible and compressible mixing layers. Also of interest were the structure of wall bounded turbulent and transitional flows, evaluation of diagnostic techniques for detection of organized motions, energy transfer in isotropic turbulence, optical propagation through turbulent media, and detailed analysis of the interaction of vortical structures.

  6. Wind Energy Program Summary. Volume 2: Research summaries, fiscal year 1988

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1989-04-01

    Activities by the Federal Wind Energy program since the early 1980s have focused on developing a technology base necessary for industry to demonstrate the viability of wind energy as an alternative energy supply. The Federal Wind Energy Program's research has targeted the sciences of wind turbine dynamics and the development of advanced components and systems. These efforts have resulted in major advancements toward the development and commercialization of wind technology as an alternative energy source. The installation of more than 16,000 wind turbines in California by the end of 1987 provides evidence that commercial use of wind energy technology can be a viable source of electric power. Research in wind turbine sciences has focused on atmospheric fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, and structural dynamics. As outlines in the projects that are described in this document, advancements in atmospheric fluid dynamics have been made through the development and refinement of wind characterization models and wind/rotor interaction prediction codes. Recent gains in aerodynamics can be attributed to a better understanding of airfoil operations, using innovative research approaches such as flow-visualization techniques. Qualitative information and data from laboratory and field tests are being used to document fatigue damage processes. These data are being used to develop new theories and data bases for structural dynamics, and will help to achieve long-term unit life and lower capital and maintenance costs. Material characterization and modeling techniques have been improved to better analyze effects of stress and fatigue on system components.

  7. Evaluation of the fish biochemistry data from the Slave River monitoring program, NWT, 1988--1994

    SciTech Connect

    Williams, T.G. [Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario (Canada); Lockhart, W.L.; Metner, D.A. [Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Harbicht, S. [Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Yellowknife, Northwest Territory (Canada)

    1995-12-31

    With the possibility of impending industrial development in Northern Alberta and within the Slave River Basin, scientists and resource managers felt it appropriate that background data be collected to determine baseline concentrations for the Slave River basin. This monitoring program incorporated a suite of studies analyzing various components in the environment including fish, water, bottom sediment and suspended sediment. One aspect of the fish component included biochemical effects studies which comprised a series of MFO analyses on lake whitefish, burbot, walleye and northern pike. It is the purpose of this paper to describe the biochemical component of the Slave River Monitoring program. Physiological changes (i.e, in the form of EROD, AHH, P450 activity), age, weight, condition factor, liver and gonadal somatic indices were looked at. Limited conclusions were made with the lake whitefish and burbot data due to a conflict with the spawning season (i.e., MFO activity was depressed during spawning), however, a good data set has been collected for walleye and northern pike. Hepatic MFO enzyme activity indicated that some differences were evident in fish sampled from the Slave River relative to background/control lakes, however, in many cases no differences were observed. Five years of biochemical effects studies have determined that the Slave River has low levels of induction suggesting a relatively pristine environment, but further studies are required to confirm this.

  8. Tabled Execution in Scheme

    SciTech Connect

    Willcock, J J; Lumsdaine, A; Quinlan, D J

    2008-08-19

    Tabled execution is a generalization of memorization developed by the logic programming community. It not only saves results from tabled predicates, but also stores the set of currently active calls to them; tabled execution can thus provide meaningful semantics for programs that seemingly contain infinite recursions with the same arguments. In logic programming, tabled execution is used for many purposes, both for improving the efficiency of programs, and making tasks simpler and more direct to express than with normal logic programs. However, tabled execution is only infrequently applied in mainstream functional languages such as Scheme. We demonstrate an elegant implementation of tabled execution in Scheme, using a mix of continuation-passing style and mutable data. We also show the use of tabled execution in Scheme for a problem in formal language and automata theory, demonstrating that tabled execution can be a valuable tool for Scheme users.

  9. Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy Development Program Annual Report Fiscal Year 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Dash, Zora V.; Murphy, Hugh D.; Smith, Morton C.

    1988-01-01

    The complete list of HDR objectives is provided in Reference 10, and is tabulated below in Tables 1 and 2 for the reader's convenience. The primary, level 1, objective for HDR is ''to improve the technology to the point where electricity could be produced commercially from a substantial number of known HDR resource sites in a cost range of 5 to 8 cents/kWh by 1997''. A critically important milestone in attaining this cost target is the level II objective: ''Evaluate the performance of the Fenton Hill Phase II reservoir''. To appreciate the significance of this objective, a brief background is helpful. During the past 14 years the US DOE has invested $123 million to develop the technology required to make Hot Dry Rock geothermal energy commercially useful. The Governments of Japan and the Federal Republic of Germany have contributed an additional $32 million to the US program. The initial objectives of the program were met by the successful development and long-term operation of a heat-extraction loop in hydraulically-fractured hot dry rock. This Phase I reservoir produced pressurized hot water at temperatures and flow rates suitable for many commercial uses such as space heating and food processing. It operated for more than a year with no major problems or detectable environmental effect. With this accomplished and the technical feasibility of HDR energy systems demonstrated, the program undertook the more difficult task of developing a larger, deeper, hotter reservoir, called ''Phase II'', capable of supporting pilot-plant-scale operation of a commercial electricity-generating power plant. As described earlier in ''History of Research'', such a system was created and operated successfully in a preliminary 30-day flow test. However, to justify capital investment in HDR geothermal technology, industry now requires assurance that the reservoir can be operated for a long time without major problems or a significant decrease in the rate and quality of energy production. Industrial advisors to the HDR Program have concluded that, while a longer testing period would certainly be desirable, a successful and well-documented flow test of this high-temperature, Phase II reservoir lasting at least one year should convince industry that HDR geothermal energy merits their investment in its commercial development. This test is called the Long Term Flow Test (LTFT), and its completion will be a major milestone in attaining the Level 1 objective. However, before the LTFT could be initiated, well EE-2 had to be repaired, as also briefly described in the ''History of Research''. During this repair operation, superb progress was made toward satisfying the next most critically important Level II objective: Improve the Performance of HDR Drilling and Completion Technology. During the repair of EE-2, Los Alamos sidetracked by drilling out of the damaged well at 2.96 km (9700 ft), and then completed drilling a new-wellbore (EE-2A) to a total depth of 3.78 km (12,360 ft). As a consequence of this drilling experience, Los Alamos believes that if the original wells were redrilled today their combined cost would be only $8 million rather than the $18.8 million actually spent (a 60% cost saving). Further details, particularly of the completion of the well, can be found in the major section, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, but it can be seen that the second, Level II objective is already nearing attainment.

  10. Programming environment for parallel-vision algorithms. Final technical report, February 1988-December 1989

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, C.

    1990-04-11

    This contract developed and disseminated papers, ideas, algorithms, analysis, software, applications, and implementations for parallel programming environments for computer vision and for vision applications. The work has been widely reported and highly influential. The most significant work centered on the Butterfly Parallel Processor, the MaxVideo pipelined parallel image processor, and the development of the real-time computer vision laboratory. For the Butterfly, the Psyche multi-model operating system was developed and the CONSUL autoparallelizing compiler was designed. Much basic and influential performance monitoring and debugging work was completed, resulting in working systems and novel algorithms. There was also significant research in systems and applications using other parallel architectures in the laboratory, such as the MaxVideo parallel pipelined image processor. The contract developed a heterogeneous parallel architecture involving pipelined and MIMD parallelism and integrated it with a robot head.

  11. Library Programs. Strengthening Research Library Resources Program. Higher Education Act, Title II-C. Abstracts of Funded Projects, 1988.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

    The 39 funded programs described in this brochure involve bibliographic control, collection development, and preservation of library materials at research libraries, and are designed to make rare materials accessible through bibliographic control and networking. The description of each funded project includes the responsible agent conducting the…

  12. A Case Study of the Application of Dynamic Symbolic Execution to Real-World Binary Programs

    E-print Network

    main components: TEMU, Vine and Rudder. TEMU, the dynamic analysis component, and Vine, the static tracecap Execution trace Translation Vine Weakest precondition STP Translation Vine IR Initial Input are equivalent to symbolic bytes. Vine provides users with a functionality to perform analysis on the execution

  13. "ELAM is the most comprehensive, career enhancing, executive program for women in academic medicine, dentistry, and public health in the nation.

    E-print Network

    Grant, Gregory

    "ELAM is the most comprehensive, career enhancing, executive program for women in academic medicine IN ACADEMIC MEDICINE® Program for Women ELAM® is a core program of the Drexel University College of Medicine Institute for Women's Health and Leadership® . 2 0 1 3 - 2 0 1 4 #12;"ELAM is the program to attend, and all

  14. Title: Modeling and simulation of program execution on large-scale wireless sensor networks Type of assignment: Internship/MSc Project

    E-print Network

    Kuzmanov, Georgi

    Title: Modeling and simulation of program execution on large-scale wireless sensor networks Type.) ­ simulates the operation of the network and quantitatively characterizes the performance of the different of the quantitative evaluation of sensor network architectures. Simulator should be developed, which executes

  15. 5 CFR 412.301 - Obtaining approval to conduct a Senior Executive Service candidate development program (SESCDP).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...false Obtaining approval to conduct a Senior Executive Service candidate development...MANAGEMENT, AND EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT Senior Executive Service Candidate Development...301 Obtaining approval to conduct a Senior Executive Service candidate...

  16. Flight Design System-1 System Design Document. Volume 9: Executive logic flow, program design language

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1979-01-01

    The detailed logic flow for the Flight Design System Executive is presented. The system is designed to provide the hardware/software capability required for operational support of shuttle flight planning.

  17. Timed model-based programming : executable specifications for robust mission-critical sequences

    E-print Network

    Ingham, Michel D. (Michel Donald), 1972-

    2003-01-01

    There is growing demand for high-reliability embedded systems that operate robustly and autonomously in the presence of tight real-time constraints. For robotic spacecraft, robust plan execution is essential during ...

  18. ANNUAL REPORT FOR ACCELERATOR & FUSION RESEARCH DIVISION. FISCAL YEAR 1979 OCTOBER 1978 - SEPTEMBER 1979

    E-print Network

    Authors, Various

    2010-01-01

    in human patients, as well as for parallel dosimetry anddosimetry and range- modifying apparatus on the optical rails before entering the patient.patient therapy program began in small scale in the spring of 1979. Treatment delivery techniques, dosimetry,

  19. Levinson's Dream Theory and Its Relevance in an Academic Executive Mentoring Program: An Exploratory Study of Executive Mentors' Practice and Individuation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scherer, Douglas Martin

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the relevance that executive mentors' Dream journeys had for their mentoring practices. Dream journeys are the visions of where young adults see themselves in the future, and how they integrate themselves into the adult world over time. It was anticipated that a better understanding of executive mentors'…

  20. Energy surveys of army central heating and power plants. Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP). Fort Greely. Volume 1, executive summary. Executive summary

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1986-04-01

    This is the Executive Summary of the energy survey and project documentation that resulted from the Energy Survey of the Central Heating and Power Plant at Fort Greely. It is a part of the continuing effort under the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP). Similar energy surveys and reports have been developed for Fort Richardson and Fort Wainwright Central Heating and Power Plants concurrently. The Scope of Work of this program was developed by the Huntsville Division Corps of Engineers for use at all Army central heating and power plants. Representatives from the Huntsville Division of the Corps, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and John Graham Company, Architect-Engineer visited the Fort Greely power plant during the summer of 1984. At that time, a generic Scope of Work was reviewed. From it, a detailed scope was developed for Fort Greely. A complete Scope of Work can be found in Appendix H Volume 4 of this report. The purpose of this study is to review and study all potential energy conservation opportunities (ECOs) at the Fort Greely Central Heating and Power Plant (CHPP). These ECOs would then be developed to determine the economics and feasibility of implementation. The equipment at this plant is over 30 years old. The plant is meeting the requirements of providing steam for heating the base. It is a functional operating CHPP plant that will, with proper maintenance and repairs, continue to perform for many more years. With a heating plant of this age there was reason to believe that many energy conservation opportunities do exist. Section 4 describes the ECOs found and studied. The study also required that the condition and efficiency of the boilers and auxiliaries of the entire plant be evaluated.

  1. An Empirical Study of Executable Concept Slice Size

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Binkley; Nicolas Gold; Mark Harman; Zheng Li; Kiarash Mahdavi

    2006-01-01

    An executable concept slice extracts from a program an executable subprogram that captures the semantics of a specified high-level concept from the program. Executable concept slicing combines the executability of program slicing, with the expressive domain level criteria of concept assignment. This paper presents results from an investigation of executable concept slice size to assess the effectiveness of executable concept

  2. Program for developing professional capabilities in energy-conservation policy analysis. Final report, September 1979December 1980

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. L. Sweeney; L. Lau

    1980-01-01

    The current program proceeds through the various stages of recruitment and training, internship, dissertation writing, and career assignment in an energy policy related field. Three years of experience is reported for the program which consists of five stages: recruitment of graduate students from the Stanford University Engineering-Economic Systems Department and Economics Department who have a strong technical education, outstanding analytic

  3. Petroleum developments in Far East, 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Fletcher, G.L.

    1980-11-01

    Petroleum activity in the Far East reporting region evinced a subtle shift during 1979 toward exploration for smaller, lower productivity plays in more mature areas. Examples of this are renewed onshore activity by Brunei Shell and Sarawak Shell in pre-World War II fields, active exploration by Atlantic Richfield and LIAPCO in the Java Sea, Indonesia, and renewed interest in older producing areas of Pakistan and India's Assam basin. Price increases appear to have promoted this type of exploration activity. Areas which showed significant increases in activity were Peninsular Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Indonesia, and China. Only in Peninsular Malaysia and Indonesia did this activity result in multiple discoveries. Even here none of the discoveries appear to have large reserves. Production for the Far East region increased only slightly during 1979. Major increases however were recorded in Peninsular Malaysia, offshore India, and China. Indonesia recorded a slight drop in oil production despite active exploration and development programs in both 1978 and 1979. Japan and Taiwan, with moderately active exploration programs during 1979, recorded no major discoveries. Production declined slightly as a result of the lack of success over the last few years. The only bright spot for Japan is that exploration began late in 1979 on the Japan-South Korea joint development area. In early 1979, the Philippines became a producing nation for the first time. Another first was that Burma became an exporting nation for the first time since 1941.

  4. Bladed-shrouded-disc aeroelastic analyses: Computer program updates in NASTRAN level 17.7

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    Gallo, A. M.; Elchuri, V.; Skalski, S. C.

    1981-01-01

    In October 1979, a computer program based on the state-of-the-art compressor and structural technologies applied to bladed-shrouded-disc was developed. The program was more operational in NASTRAN Level 16. The bladed disc computer program was updated for operation in NASTRAN Level 17.7. The supersonic cascade unsteady aerodynamics routine UCAS, delivered as part of the NASTRAN Level 16 program was recorded to improve its execution time. These improvements are presented.

  5. Fossil Energy Program. Progress report for November 1979. [35 Wt % Illinois No. 6 coal with Wilsonville recycle solvent

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    Not Available

    1980-01-01

    This report - the sixty-fourth of a series - is a compendium of monthly progress reports for the ORNL research and development programs that are in support of the increased utilization of coal and other fossil fuel alternatives to oil and gas as sources of clean energy. The projects reported this month include those for coal conversion development, materials engineering, a coal equipment test program, an atmospheric fluid bed combustor for cogeneration, engineering studies and technical support, process and program analysis, environmental assessment studies, magnetic beneficiation of dry pulverized coal, technical support to the TVA fluid bed combustion program, coal cogeneration/district heating plant assessment, chemical research and development, and technical support to major liquefaction projects.

  6. An Evaluation Study of an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Program in an Urban City: Examining the Transfer of Knowledge and Leadership Practices

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    Choi, Hye Lim

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the effectiveness of the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree program in terms of transfer of knowledge and leadership practices. Based on a review of literature related to adult learning theories, EMBA programs, the importance of evaluation practices, and leadership practices, this study was designed to…

  7. Spaceborne computer executive routine functional design specification. Volume 1: Functional design of a flight computer executive program for the reusable shuttle

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    Curran, R. T.

    1971-01-01

    A flight computer functional executive design for the reusable shuttle is presented. The design is given in the form of functional flowcharts and prose description. Techniques utilized in the regulation of process flow to accomplish activation, resource allocation, suspension, termination, and error masking based on process primitives are considered. Preliminary estimates of main storage utilization by the Executive are furnished. Conclusions and recommendations for timely, effective software-hardware integration in the reusable shuttle avionics system are proposed.

  8. Governor's Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG) Program: Year Two Evaluation Report. Policy Evaluation Report. [Executive Summary

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    Springer, Matthew G.; Lewis, Jessica L.; Podgursky, Michael J.; Ehlert, Mark W.; Taylor, Lori L.; Lopez, Omar S.; Peng, Art

    2009-01-01

    The Governor's Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG) program is part of a long history of performance pay programs and policies in Texas. The GEEG program was state-funded and provided grants to schools to implement three-year locally-designed performance pay plans. During the 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2007-08 school years, the GEEG program operated in 99…

  9. Hot Programs at Community Colleges. Executive Summary. Research Brief. AACC-RB-04-1

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    McPhee, Sara

    2004-01-01

    The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) periodically conducts a survey of community colleges to identify hot programs. Hot programs are defined as those for which there is a large market demand for graduating students. Highlights from the 2004 Hot Programs and Homeland Security Survey include the following: Allied health programs

  10. A Project to Communicate and Replicate a Model Career Education Program. Final Report, July 1, 1977-June 30, 1979.

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    Kimple, James, Jr.; And Others

    The overall goal of the Jobs for Youth/Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education (JFY/FIPSE) project was the testing of JFY Educational Services (ES) as a model work-related literacy program capable of being replicated in situations other than New York City. First-year activities (1977-78) focused on replication of the ES Replication…

  11. Unpredication, Unscheduling, Unspeculation: Reverse Engineering Itanium Executables #

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    Debray, Saumya

    Unpredication, Unscheduling, Unspeculation: Reverse Engineering Itanium Executables # Noah Snavely of such optimizations and thereby improve the quality of reverse engineering such executables. Index Terms: reverse analyze or modify executable programs, e.g., reverse engineering systems, static binary translators

  12. 1988 Bulletin compilation and index

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    NONE

    1989-02-01

    This document is published to provide current information about the national program for managing spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste. This document is a compilation of issues from the 1988 calendar year. A table of contents and one index have been provided to assist in finding information.

  13. BlueJ Visual Debugger for Learning the Execution of Object-Oriented Programs?

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    Bennedsen, Jens; Schulte, Carsten

    2010-01-01

    This article reports on an experiment undertaken in order to evaluate the effect of a program visualization tool for helping students to better understand the dynamics of object-oriented programs. The concrete tool used was BlueJ's debugger and object inspector. The study was done as a control-group experiment in an introductory programming

  14. The National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs. Review of Research: Executive Summary.

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    Radzikowski, Jack

    Literature review components of the National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs (a 30-month evaluation of the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs) are summarized in this document. Chapters of the literature review describe the operations of school nutrition programs; examine the various methods for assessing the…

  15. Exploratory Technology Research Program for Electrochemical Energy Storage. Executive Summary report, 1992

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    Kinoshita, K. [ed.

    1993-10-01

    This summary denotes the progress made by the Exploratory Technology Research (ETR) Program for Electrochemical Energy Storage during calendar year 1992. The primary objective of the ETR Program, which is sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and managed by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), is to identify electrochemical technologies that can satisfy stringent performance, durability and economic requirements for electric vehicles (EVs). The ultimate goal is to transfer the most-promising electrochemical technologies to the private sector or to another DOE program (e.g., SNL`s Electric Vehicle Advanced Battery Systems Development Program, EVABS) for further development and scale-up. Besides LBL, which has overall responsibility for the ETR Program, LANL and BNL have participated in the ETR Program by providing key research support in several of the program elements. Program consists of three major elements: Exploratory Research; Applied Science Research; and Air Systems Research. The objectives and the specific battery and electrochemical systems addressed by each program element are discussed. Financial information that relates to the various programs and a description of the management activities for the ETR Program are described.

  16. Exploratory Technology Research Program for electrochemical energy storage: Executive summary report for 1993

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    Kinoshita, K. [ed.

    1994-09-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy`s Office of Propulsion Systems provides support for an Electrochemical Energy Storage Program, that includes research and development (R&D) on advanced rechargeable batteries and fuel cells. A major goal of this program is to develop electrochemical power sources suitable for application in electric vehicles (EVs). The program centers on advanced systems that offer the potential for high performance and low life-cycle costs, both of which are necessary to permit significant penetration into commercial markets. The DOE Electrochemical Energy Storage Program is divided into two projects: the Electric Vehicle Advanced Battery Systems (EVABS) Development Program and the Exploratory Technology Research (ETR) Program. The EVABS Program management responsibility has been assigned to Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) is responsible for management of the FIR Program. The EVABS and ETR Programs include an integrated matrix of R&D efforts designed to advance progress on selected candidate electrochemical systems. The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), a tripartite undertaking between DOE, the U.S. automobile manufacturers and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), was formed in 1991 to accelerate the development of advanced batteries for consumer EVs. The role of the FIR Program is to perform supporting research on the advanced battery systems under development by the USABC and EVABS Program, and to evaluate new systems with potentially superior performance, durability and/or cost characteristics. The specific goal of the ETR Program is to identify the most promising electrochemical technologies and transfer them to the USABC, the battery industry and/or the EVABS Program for further development and scale-up. This report summarizes the research, financial and management activities relevant to the ETR Program in CY 1993.

  17. The Environment for Application Software Integration and Execution (EASIE), version 1.0. Volume 2: Program integration guide

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    Jones, Kennie H.; Randall, Donald P.; Stallcup, Scott S.; Rowell, Lawrence F.

    1988-01-01

    The Environment for Application Software Integration and Execution, EASIE, provides a methodology and a set of software utility programs to ease the task of coordinating engineering design and analysis codes. EASIE was designed to meet the needs of conceptual design engineers that face the task of integrating many stand-alone engineering analysis programs. Using EASIE, programs are integrated through a relational data base management system. In volume 2, the use of a SYSTEM LIBRARY PROCESSOR is used to construct a DATA DICTIONARY describing all relations defined in the data base, and a TEMPLATE LIBRARY. A TEMPLATE is a description of all subsets of relations (including conditional selection criteria and sorting specifications) to be accessed as input or output for a given application. Together, these form the SYSTEM LIBRARY which is used to automatically produce the data base schema, FORTRAN subroutines to retrieve/store data from/to the data base, and instructions to a generic REVIEWER program providing review/modification of data for a given template. Automation of these functions eliminates much of the tedious, error prone work required by the usual approach to data base integration.

  18. Evaluation of the National Science Foundation's Local Course Improvement Program, Volume I: Executive Summary.

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    Kulik, James A.; And Others

    This report is the first of three volumes which summarize the results of a comprehensive evaluation of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Local Course Improvement (LOCI) program. Included are college teacher perceived needs of course improvement, profile of applicants for LOCI awards, appropriateness of program guidelines, and outcomes of LOCI…

  19. A Study of Academic Programs in Pennsylvania. Executive Summary and PACU Policy Statement.

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    Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities, Harrisburg.

    In response to the Pennsylvania State Board of Education's request that the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU) and the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators recommend solutions to the problem of unnecessary duplication of academic programs, a one year inventory of postsecondary degree programs in the…

  20. The Texas Rural Technology (R-TECH) Pilot Program: Second Interim Evaluation Report. Executive Summary

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    Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katie

    2010-01-01

    In 2007, the Texas Legislature (80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2007) authorized the creation of the Texas Rural Technology (R-Tech) Pilot program, which provides $8 million in funding to support rural districts in implementing technology-based supplemental education programs. In order to be eligible for funding, districts must have…

  1. Learning the Ropes: Urban Teacher Induction Programs and Practices in the United States [and] Executive Summary.

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    Fideler, Elizabeth F.; Haselkorn, David

    This book presents data from Recruiting New Teachers, Inc.'s national study that focused on urban teacher induction programs and practices in the United States. The book's seven parts are as follows: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Induction's Recent History"; (3) "Major Findings of the Program Survey and Site Visits"; (4) "State-Initiated Induction…

  2. The MIBS Program at South Carolina: An Option for Potential International Business Executives.

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    Joiner, Elizabeth G.; Kuhne, Robert J.

    1981-01-01

    Describes the Master in International Business Studies (MIBS) program of the University of South Carolina, emphasizing its interdisciplinary character and the importance of its language training component. Discusses program evaluations by both students and faculty and presents a statistical summary of enrollment, retention, and degrees awarded…

  3. Project TIP. Tyson Improvement Program. A Model National Workplace Literacy Project. Executive Summary Report.

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    Wallace State Coll., Hanceville, AL.

    Project TIP (Tyson Improvement Program) was undertaken in 1992 to provide basic and job-specific skills training to current employees of Tyson Foods. The workplace literacy program, which was jointly developed by staff from Wallace State College in Hanceville, Alabama, and Tyson Foods, was designed to be presented to Tyson employees at five…

  4. Self-managed software requires monitoring and code changes to an executing program. One technology that

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    Childers, Bruce

    code optimizers, and program introspection tools. While these systems use program instrumentation is a single scalable and flexi- ble instrumentation framework that can be used in different self-managed SDT and the Jikes Research Virtual Machine for Java on the Intel x86. 1. Introduction Self-managed software systems

  5. Energy Engineering Analysis Program for the 193rd Infantry Brigade (Panama). Executive summary, phase III. Final report

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    NONE

    1983-09-01

    A 14-month long Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) has been conducted for the 193d Infantry Brigade. The EEAP identified nine ECIP Projects (Increment A and Increment B), four non-ECIP Projects (Increment G) and fourteen Facility Engineer Energy Conservation Measures (Increment F). Five of the nine ECIP Projects were expedited for submission in June 1983 for funding in FY 86. One of the ECIP Projects is for DODDS. Twenty other Energy Conservation Measures were investigated, but not recommended. A two-volume Final Report was prepared in October 1983 and six copies delivered to the Installation. Two copies went to FORSCOM and other copies to the Corps Panama Area Engineer, District Engineer, Huntsville Division Engineer, South Atlantic Division Engineer and others. Volume I is Narrative and Supporting Data and Volume II is Project Documentation. For the 15 recommended Projects, complete programming documentation has been prepared. If all 13 were implemented, the Brigade`s total energy consumption (electricity plus DFM) would be reduced by 14 percent and the Brigade would save about $3,200,000 a year. Implementation of the Increment F items would save an additional $164,000 yearly. A prioritized list of energy conservation measures appears later in this Executive Summary. It is important to note that many of the recommended energy conservation measures also qualify for PCIP and QRIP funding and should be simultaneously submitted for funding under these programs.

  6. Environmental quality control report. [Semiannual] report, July--December 1988

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    Bishop, C.T.

    1989-04-14

    This report presents the details of the Mound Laboratory EPA-NPDES Quality Assurance Program, the DOE Quality Assessment Program Results, Proficiency Environmental Testing Program and Plutonium in Urine Quality Control for 1988.

  7. Library Executive Development Program; Narrative Evaluation Report on the Institute for Advanced Study for Librarians Under the Higher Education Act, Title II-B, April 14 to April 25, 1969.

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    Lieberman, Irving

    The activities of a two-week library executive development program held at the University of Washington are outlined. This program was organized to help executives of all types of libraries understand current issues and concepts in business and public administration so that they will be better able to meet the needs and demands on libraries as…

  8. Bilingual Vocational Instructor Training Program to Prepare 60 In-Service Instructors in Secretarial/Industrial Skills: Program Performance Report, July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1979.

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    Tsu, John B.

    The objectives of the Bilingual Vocational Instructor Training Program focused on meeting the critical need for trained bilingual instructors and job counselors at San Francisco Bay Area adult vocational training centers. This descriptive report considers the accomplishments of the program in terms of the 54 Spanish- or Chinese-speaking…

  9. FYI: July 5, 1979 - December 27, 1979

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    1979-01-01

    Master University , Jo Nell Hintner, Head Bibliographic Control University of New Mexico library Shelley Phipps Orientation librarian University of ArizOna library , Jordan Scepanski, Diredor Central library Joint University libraries John D, Vann, III... in favor of the mall ballot. The meeting was adj ourned at 11: 35. ( University of Kansas Libraries Number 511 August 2, 1979 PERSONNEL Mr. Steve Shartran has joined the library ·staff as a temporary Clerk III in Interlibrary Loan, replacing Debbie...

  10. An Evaluation of Technologies for Identifying Acute Cardiac Ischemia in the Emergency Department: Executive Summary of a National Heart Attack Alert Program Working Group Report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Harry P Selker; Robert J Zalenski; Elliott M Antman; Tom P Aufderheide; Sheilah Ann Bernard; Robert O Bonow; W. Brian Gibler; Michael D Hagen; Paula Johnson; Joseph Lau; Robert A McNutt; Joseph Ornato; J. Sanford Schwartz; Jane D Scott; Paul A Tunick; W. Douglas Weaver

    1997-01-01

    [Selker HP, Zalenski RJ, Antman EM, Aufderheide TP, Bernard SA, Bonow RO, Gibler WB, Hagen MD, Johnson P, Lau J, McNutt RA, Ornato J, Schwartz JS, Scott JD, Tunick PA, Weaver WD: An evaluation of technologies for identifying acute cardiac ischemia in the emergency department: Executive Summary of a National Heart Attack Alert Program Working Group report. Ann Emerg Med

  11. Abort. The transaction operation that a program uses to indicate that the transaction it is currently executing has terminated abnormally and its effects should be obliterated.

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    Chaudhuri, Surajit

    GLOSSA Abort. The transaction operation that a program uses to indicate that the transaction it is currently executing has terminated abnormally and its effects should be obliterated. aborted. (Informal) The state of a transaction after the DBS has processed the trans- action's Abort operation. aborted. (Formal

  12. SOLERAS - Saudi Arabian-United States Program for cooperation in the field of solar energy: Executive summary SOLERAS Program overview

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    J. S. Williamson; W. P. Key

    1987-01-01

    The SOLERAS Program was a unique bilateral, international, cooperative research effort. The intent of SOLERAS was to utilize the technical and financial resources of each country to advance the development of solar energy through cooperative research projects. The Program involved research and applications in most of the major renewable technologies during its nine-year life, and its participants include some of

  13. 3 CFR 13549 - Executive Order 13549 of August 18, 2010. Classified National Security Information Program for...

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    2011-01-01

    ...Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities ...in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, in order to ensure the proper safeguarding of...

  14. Energy Engineering Analysis Program, Croom Townhouses (Cameron Station), Croom, Maryland; volume 1 - executive summary

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    NONE

    1986-08-01

    The Croom Townhouses were originally utilized as housing for personnel stationed at the NIKE Missle Site and located in this area. The Site consisted of three parcels of land; the housing parcel, an administrative parcel, and the launch site. The Administrative Building is now utilized as an elementary school. The launch site is not being used. The Croom Townhouses are now utilized as housing for Army personnel of the Military District of Washington, DC. The Croom Townhouse complex consists of three (3) separate buildings containing living units, a Water Pumping Station, and a Sewage Treatment Facility. Building No. 9 contains five two-story townhouses, Building No. 4 contains four two-story townhouses, and Building No. 12 contains three two-story townhouses. The Army Energy Plan, established in early 1978, sets both short and long term energy goals for the Army consistent with the Presidential Executive order issued in mid-1977. Presidential order 12003 calls for a reduction of 20% in energy use in existing Federal Buildings by fiscal year 1985, as measured against the base line energy consumption of fiscal year 1975. The Army Energy Plan directs the Major Army commands to develop detailed implementation plans and funding documents. The National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA) of 1978 directs that all facilities owned and operated by a federal agency must have all cost-effective energy conservation retrofits performed by 1 January, 1990.

  15. Energy Engineering Analysis Program energy audit, Barnes building, Boston, Massachusetts; volume 2 - executive summary

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    NONE

    1987-11-01

    The objectives of this contract are: (a) Perform a complete energy audit and analysis of the Barnes Building. (b) Review, use and incorporate applicable data and results of related energy conservation studies, past and current. (c) Perform a site survey to insure that all methods of energy conservation which are practical have been considered. (d) Identify all Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs), including low cost/no cost ECOs, and perform a complete evaluation of each. (e) Prepare programming documentation for all Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) projects. (f) Prepare implementation documentation for all justifiable ECOs. (g) List and prioritize all recommended ECOs.

  16. Energy Engineering Analysis Program, Wuerzburg Military Community. Executive summary. Final report

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    NONE

    1984-06-01

    This final report is submitted in accordance with the Schedule of Title I Services for Contract DACA 90-81-C-0094 Energy Engineering Analysis Program FY 81 OMA, EEAP 007, Aschaffenburg, Wuerzburg, and Schweinfurt Military Communities, and as amended by Addenda Nos. 1, 2, and 3 to Appendix A and the resume of Negotiations. The purpose of the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) is to develop a comprehensive plan for the use of energy and to identify energy conservation projects at each of the military communities.

  17. Energy Engineering Analysis Program, Schweinfurt Military Community. Executive summary. Final report

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    NONE

    1984-06-13

    This final report is submitted in accordance with the Schedule of Title I Services for Contract DACA90-81-C-0094 Energy Engineering Analysis Program FY 81 OMA, EEAP 007, Aschaffenburg, Wuerzburg, and Schweinfurt Military Communities, and as amended by Addenda Nos. 1, 2, and 3 to Appendix A and the Resume of Negotiations. The purpose of the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) is to develop a comprehensive plan for the use of energy and to identify energy conservation projects at each of the military communities.

  18. MU3l: an Hll-RISC processor for parallel execution of FP-language programs

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    Castan, M.; Organick, E.I.

    1982-01-01

    To eliminate the conceptual distance between the hardware instruction set and the user interface, some architects advocate high level language (Hll) machines, whilst to obtain simple, fast and cheap machines, others argue for reduced instruction set computer (RISC) machines. This paper reconciles both views and presents an architecture which has both an Hll user interface and RISC hardware. Each instance of this architecture is a module of an Hll multiprocessor system. Functional programming languages offer a bridge between mathematical models of computation and multiprocessor system environments. AFPL (a functional programming language) is chosen as the Hll user interface. 27 references.

  19. Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP). Energy surveys of Army central heating and power plants. Volume I. Executive summary, Fort Wainwright

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    NONE

    1986-04-01

    This is the Executive Summary of the energy survey and project documentation that resulted from the Energy Survey of the Central Heating and Power Plant (CHPP) at Fort Wainwright. It is a part of the continuing effort under the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP). Similar energy surveys and reports have been developed for Fort Richardson and Fort Greely Central Heating and Power Plants concurrently. The Scope of Work of this program was developed by the Huntsville Division Corps of Engineers for use at all Army central heating and power plants. The purpose of this study is to review and study all potential energy conservation opportunities (ECOs) at the Port Wainwright Central Heating and Power Plant (CHPP). These ECOs would then be developed to determine the economics and feasibility of implementation. The equipment at this plant is over 30 years old. The plant is meeting the requirements of providing steam for heating the base. It is a functional operating plant that will, with proper maintenance and repairs, continue to perform for many more years. With a heating plant of this age there was reason to believe that many energy conservation opportunities do exist. Section 4 describes the ECOs found and studied.

  20. Advanced Researech and Technology Development fossil energy materials program: Semiannual progress report for the period ending September 30, 1988

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    Not Available

    1989-01-01

    The objective of the ARandTD Fossil Energy Materials Program is to conduct research and development on materials for fossil energy applications with a focus on the longer-term and generic needs of the various fossil fuel technologies. The program includes research aimed toward a better understanding of materials behavior in fossil energy environments and the development of new materials capable of substantial enhancement of plant operations and reliability. The ORNL Fossil Energy Materials Program Office compiles and issues this combined semiannual progress report from camera-ready copies submitted by each of the participating subcontractor organizations. This report of activities on the program is organized in accordance with a work breakdown structure in which projects are organized according to materials research thrust areas. These areas are (1) Structural Ceramics, (2) Alloy Development and Mechanical Properties, (3) Corrosion and Erosion of Alloys, and (4) Assessments and Technology Transfer. Individual projects are processed separately for the data bases.

  1. Results of the Survey on Program Management in Education Abroad. Executive Summary

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    Forum on Education Abroad, 2007

    2007-01-01

    In an effort to assess the latest practices in the field of education abroad and provide information to its members, the field of education abroad, and the media, the Forum on Education Abroad's Data Committee, under the leadership of its chair, Kim Kreutzer, designed a survey on study abroad program management. The Data Committee was assisted in…

  2. Day Care in Caracas: A Day Care Homes Program Evaluation Report. Volume I: Executive Summary.

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    de Ruesta, Maria Carlota; de Vidal, Amalia Barrios

    This document provides a summary of a formative evaluation research project concerning the neighborhood day care homes program in Caracas, Venezuela. The evaluation included nine lines of study: (1) an assessment of sociodemographic conditions of Venezuelan preschool age children, legal and employment status of Venezuelan women, and general social…

  3. Secondary Analysis of the Emergency School Assistance Program. Executive Summary, Planning/Evaluation Study.

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    Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.

    A 1973 evaluation of the Emergency School Assistance Program (ESAP) showed that it was effective in improving the academic achievement of tenth grade black male students. This study further analyzes this important result with the aim of finding useful information for the operation of the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) which replaced ESAP. Several…

  4. Secure Execution of Mobile Programs Raju Pandey Brant Hashii Manoj Lal

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    California at Davis, University of

    , users routinely and often unknowingly download and run programs, such as Java applets. Some web servers reprinted, with permission, from (IEEE Internet Comput- ing; volume 2, number 6, pages 35-45; Nov/Dec 1998 operating system kernels implement only basic, core functionality, which can then be extended through ex

  5. Supporting Museums--Serving Communities: An Evaluation of the Museums for America Program. Executive Summary

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    Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Museums for America (MFA) is the largest IMLS grant program for museums; it supports institutions by investing in high-priority, high-value activities that are clearly linked to the institution's strategic plan and enhance its value to its community. MFA grants situate projects within a framework of meeting three strategic goals: engaging…

  6. Ed School Essentials: Evaluating the Fundamentals of Teacher Training Programs in Texas. Executive Summary

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    Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate

    2010-01-01

    In this report, the National Council on Teacher Quality evaluates key features of 67 undergraduate institutions elementary, secondary and special education teacher preparation in the state of Texas. The authors apply 25 standards that bear directly on the capacity of those programs to attract talented individuals and prepare them to teach…

  7. 5 CFR 412.302 - Criteria for a Senior Executive Service candidate development program (SESCDP).

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    2011-01-01

    ...agency ERB must ensure the program follows SES merit staffing provisions in 5 CFR 317...the civil service. The number of expected SES vacancies must be considered as one factor...addresses the ECQs and their application to SES positions Governmentwide. The...

  8. 5 CFR 412.302 - Criteria for a Senior Executive Service candidate development program (SESCDP).

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    2012-01-01

    ...agency ERB must ensure the program follows SES merit staffing provisions in 5 CFR 317...the civil service. The number of expected SES vacancies must be considered as one factor...addresses the ECQs and their application to SES positions Governmentwide. The...

  9. 5 CFR 412.302 - Criteria for a Senior Executive Service candidate development program (SESCDP).

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    2013-01-01

    ...agency ERB must ensure the program follows SES merit staffing provisions in 5 CFR 317...the civil service. The number of expected SES vacancies must be considered as one factor...addresses the ECQs and their application to SES positions Governmentwide. The...

  10. 5 CFR 412.302 - Criteria for a Senior Executive Service candidate development program (SESCDP).

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    2014-01-01

    ...agency ERB must ensure the program follows SES merit staffing provisions in 5 CFR 317...the civil service. The number of expected SES vacancies must be considered as one factor...addresses the ECQs and their application to SES positions Governmentwide. The...

  11. FWP executive summaries, Basic Energy Sciences Materials Sciences Programs (SNL/NM)

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    Samara, G.A.

    1997-05-01

    The BES Materials Sciences Program has the central theme of Scientifically Tailored Materials. The major objective of this program is to combine Sandia`s expertise and capabilities in the areas of solid state sciences, advanced atomic-level diagnostics and materials synthesis and processing science to produce new classes of tailored materials as well as to enhance the properties of existing materials for US energy applications and for critical defense needs. Current core research in this program includes the physics and chemistry of ceramics synthesis and processing, the use of energetic particles for the synthesis and study of materials, tailored surfaces and interfaces for materials applications, chemical vapor deposition sciences, artificially-structured semiconductor materials science, advanced growth techniques for improved semiconductor structures, transport in unconventional solids, atomic-level science of interfacial adhesion, high-temperature superconductors, and the synthesis and processing of nano-size clusters for energy applications. In addition, the program includes the following three smaller efforts initiated in the past two years: (1) Wetting and Flow of Liquid Metals and Amorphous Ceramics at Solid Interfaces, (2) Field-Structured Anisotropic Composites, and (3) Composition-Modulated Semiconductor Structures for Photovoltaic and Optical Technologies. The latter is a joint effort with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Separate summaries are given of individual research areas.

  12. Governor's Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG) Program: Year Three Evaluation Report. Policy Evaluation Report. [Executive Summary

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Springer, Matthew G.; Lewis, Jessica L.; Podgursky, Michael J.; Ehlert, Mark W.; Taylor, Lori L.; Lopez, Omar S.; Peng, Art

    2009-01-01

    The Governor's Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG) program was federally- and state-funded and provided three-year grants to schools to design and implement performance pay plans from the 2005-06 to 2007-08 school years. GEEG was implemented in 99 high poverty, high performing Texas public schools. Performance pay for teachers entered Texas state…

  13. Laser program annual report, 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Coleman, L.W.; Strack, J.R. (eds.)

    1980-03-01

    This volume contains four sections that covers the areas of target design, target fabrication, diagnostics, and experiments. Section 3 reports on target design activities, plasma theory and simulation, code development, and atomic theory. Section 4 presents the accomplishments of the target fabrication group, and Section 5 presents results of diagnostic developments and applications for the year. The results of laser-target experiments are presented. (MOW)

  14. Evaluation of the Compressed Air Challenge(R) Training Program (Executive Summary)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2004-03-01

    The final report of the evaluation of the Compressed Air Challenge (CAC) Training Program. The training program is designed to provide plant personnel and compressed air system vendors with knowledge and tools required to effect improvements to the energy efficiency and overall performance of plant compressed air systems. As of May 2001, 3,029 individuals had attended the CAC Fundamentals of Compressed Air Training Systems and 925 individuals had attended ''Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems''. These individuals represented 1,400-1,500 separate business establishments. The evaluation is based on three main research tasks: analysis of the CAC registration database, interviews with 100 end-user personnel who attended the CAC training, and interviews with 100 compressed air system vendors and consulting engineers who attended the training sessions.

  15. Department of Energy 1985--1986 Weatherization Assistance Program monitoring report: Executive summary

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1986-01-01

    This report summarizes the findings from the monitoring of subgrantee recipients of funds from the US Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program. Subgrantees were reviewed to assess the effectiveness of their program administration, financial management, inventory management, estimation and inspection procedures. They were also reviewed to determine the quality of workmanship. Monitoring activities covered by this report were conducted for the Philadelphia Support Office (PSO) of the Chicago Operations Office. The PSO has responsibility for the States of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia. A total of thirty-seven (37) subgrantee sites were monitored: one (1) in Delaware; seven (7) in Maryland; fourteen (14) in Pennsylvania; eleven (11) in Virginia; three (3) in West Virginia; the District of Columbia.

  16. CRC sulfur/OBD-II laboratory research program executive and technical final reports

    SciTech Connect

    Gerry, F.S.; Gorse, R.A.; Bandy, W.J.; Beck, D.; Burns, V.

    1997-02-01

    A laboratory research program was conducted to determine the relationship between fuel sulfur level, oxygen storage, capacity, and catalyst inefficiency in candidate LEV catalyst systems. The program was intended to determine whether technical justification exists for new malfunction indicator (MIL) illumination criteria, to accommodate the higher sulfur gasolines sold outside of California. Three candidate LEV and one production Transitional LEV(TLEV) catalyst systems were evaluated as a function of fuel sulfur level, catalyst aging, and air/fuel ratio for HC, CO, and NOX catalyst inefficiency, and at stoichiometric A/F ratio for three parametric measures of oxygen storage. The results obtained show that catalyst performance and oxygen storage capacity can be degraded with increasing sulfur levels from 40 to 1000 ppmS for all three constituents, and with catalyst aging at stoichiometric conditions, with some stronger effects observed at non-stoichiometric A/F ratios.

  17. Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP), limited energy study - lighting, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Executive summary. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1994-09-23

    Systems Corp surveyed and completed energy analyses for 95 representative buildings at Fort Campbell, categorized as Korean War Barracks, Airfield Buildings, and Blanchfield Hospital buildings B and C. The energy conservation opportunities (ECOs) evaluated were high efficiency interior and exterior lighting, and indoor lighting controls. Cost estimates were prepared using MeansData for Windows Spreadsheets, Version 2.Oa. Life cycle cost analyses were performed using the Life Cycle Cost in Design (LCCID) computer program. Project development brochures (PDBs) and DD1391 forms were prepared for four Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) projects. The total of the four projects that were developed represent $385,283 in annual savings with a simple payback of 6.37 years and a saving to investment ratio (SIR) of 1.89.

  18. Energy Engineering Analysis Program. Limited energy study, Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet, New York. Executive summary. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1992-08-01

    The objectives of this contract, as explained in the Detailed Scope of Work (Appendix A in Volume II) of the contract are as follows: A. Review, use and incorporate applicable data and results of the previously completed Energy Engineering Analysis Program study. B. Perform a limited site audit and analysis of the industrial facility. C. Re-evaluate specific projects or ECOs from the previous study to determine its economic feasibility based on revised criteria, current site conditions and technical applicability. However, no previously identified process energy-related projects or ECOs were selected by Watervliet Arsenal. D. Evaluate specific ECOs to determine their energy savings potential and economic feasibility as indicated in the Appendix of the Scope of Work. E. Prepare programming and implementation documentation for all justifiable ECOs. F. Prepare a comprehensive report which will document the work accomplished, the results and the recommendations.

  19. Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP), energy savings opportunity survey Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Volume I: Executive summary

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1989-06-01

    This Energy Savings Opportunity Survey (ESOS) of select facilities at Fort Wainwright is provided as part of the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP). The overall purpose of this study was to identify means to save energy through investment in the application of energy conserving technologies. This objective was approached by the evaluation of pre-identified ECOs within specified buildings that might yield positive economic return to the Government, if undertaken, and that would fit within the constraints of several funding programs available to the Department of the Army. The Fort Wainwright study was limited to examination of 35 ECOs as they may apply to one or more of 17 buildings specified by the Scope of Work. The Scope of Work also called for technical audit and analysis of one of the 17 buildings, the Laundry Facility (Building 3025).

  20. Gulf Coast Geopressured-Geothermal Program Summary Report Compilation. Volume I, Executive Summary

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. John Chacko; Gina Maciasz; Brian J. Harder

    1998-01-01

    The significant accomplishments of this program included (1) identification of the geopressured-geothermal onshore fairways in Louisiana and Texas, (2) determination that high brine flow rates of 20,000--40,000 barrels a day can be obtained for long periods of time, (3) brine, after gas extraction can be successfully reinjected into shallow aquifers without affecting the surface waters or the fresh water aquifers,

  1. Gulf Coast geopressured-geothermal program summary report compilation. Volume 1: Executive summary

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. J. John; G. Maciasz; B. J. Harder

    1998-01-01

    The significant accomplishments of this program included (1) identification of the geopressured-geothermal onshore fairways in Louisiana and Texas, (2) determination that high brine flow rates of 20,000--40,000 barrels a day can be obtained for long periods of time, (3) brine, after gas extraction can be successfully reinjected into shallow aquifers without affecting the surface waters or the fresh water aquifers,

  2. An analysis of executive development programs sponsored by colleges and universities 

    E-print Network

    Pickard, Robert Allen

    1962-01-01

    befoxe another such pxogram was offered by a university. In 1948, the University of Western Ontario fol lowed Harvard's footsteps, offering theix "Management Train- ing Course. " Thenq 1n the spring af 1949~ the University of Pittsburgh promoted a... oourse entitled Management Pxobleme For Rcecutivee"~ and s1nce then Pittsburgh has offered two programs a year. Prior to 1950, these three courses, Harvard, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Western Ontario, wexe the only three ocursee...

  3. Assessing graduate programs for healthcare information management\\/technology (HIM\\/T) executives

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rick A. Moore; Eta S. Berner

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes a methodology to assess health\\/medical informatics graduate-level education curricula. The authors used the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management Systems (CPHIMS) exam objectives published by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as the basis for their assessment. The authors compared the 69 CPHIMS exam objectives against four health\\/medical informatics program course objectives as stated in

  4. Executive Functioning in Alcoholics Following an mHealth Cognitive Stimulation Program: Randomized Controlled Trial

    PubMed Central

    Oliveira, Jorge; Lopes, Paulo; Brito, Rodrigo; Morais, Diogo; Silva, Diana; Silva, Ana; Rebelo, Sara; Bastos, Marta; Deus, Alberto

    2014-01-01

    Background The consequences of alcohol dependence are severe and may range from physical disease to neuropsychological deficits in several cognitive domains. Alcohol abuse has also been related to brain dysfunction specifically in the prefrontal cortex. Conventional neuropsychological interventions (paper-and-pencil cognitive stimulation training) have a positive effect but are time-consuming, costly, and not motivating for patients. Objective Our goal was to test the cognitive effects of a novel approach to neuropsychological intervention, using mobile technology and serious games, on patients with alcohol dependence. Methods The trial design consisted of a two-arm study assessing the cognitive outcomes of neuropsychological intervention with mobile serious games (mHealth) versus control (treatment-as-usual with no neuropsychological intervention) in patients undergoing treatment for alcohol dependence syndrome. Sixty-eight patients were recruited from an alcohol-rehab clinic and randomly assigned to the mHealth (n=33) or control condition (n=35). The intervention on the experimental group consisted of a therapist-assisted cognitive stimulation therapy for 4 weeks on a 2-3 days/week basis. Results Fourteen patients dropped out of the study. The results of the neuropsychological assessments with the remaining 54 patients showed an overall increase (P<.05) of general cognitive abilities, mental flexibility, psychomotor processing speed, and attentional ability in both experimental (n=26) and control groups (n=28). However, there was a more pronounced improvement (P=.01) specifically in frontal lobe functions from baseline (mean 13.89, SE 0.58) to follow-up (mean 15.50, SE 0.46) in the experimental group but not in the control group. Conclusions The overall increase in general cognitive function for both experimental and control groups supports the beneficial role of existing alcohol treatment protocols aimed at minimizing withdrawal symptoms, but the differential improvements observed in frontal lobe functioning supports the use of mobile serious games for neuropsychological stimulation to overcome executive dysfunction in patients with alcohol dependence. This trial was negative on two neuropsychological/cognitive tests, and positive on one. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01942954; http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01942954 (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6OYDqHLwB). PMID:24742381

  5. Gulf Coast Geopressured-Geothermal Program Summary Report Compilation. Volume I, Executive Summary

    SciTech Connect

    Chacko, J. John; Maciasz, Gina; Harder, Brian J.

    1998-06-01

    The significant accomplishments of this program included (1) identification of the geopressured-geothermal onshore fairways in Louisiana and Texas, (2) determination that high brine flow rates of 20,000--40,000 barrels a day can be obtained for long periods of time, (3) brine, after gas extraction can be successfully reinjected into shallow aquifers without affecting the surface waters or the fresh water aquifers, (4) no observable subsidence or microseismic activity was induced due to the subsurface injection of brine, and no detrimental environmental effects attributable to geopressured--geothermal well testing were noticed, (5) sanding can be controlled by reducing flow rates, (6) corrosion controlled with inhibitors, (7) scaling controlled by phosphonate scale inhibitors, (8) demonstrated that production of gas from saturated brine under pressure was viable and (9) a hybrid power system can be successfully used for conversion of the thermal and chemical energy contained in the geopressured-geothermal resource for generation of electricity. The U. S. Department of Energy's geopressured-geothermal research program in the Gulf Coast achieved many significant findings and disproved and clarified many historical perceptions that had previously limited industry's interest in developing this resource. Though in today's economic market it may not be commercially profitable to exploit this resource, the rapid advance of technology in all its different aspects could potentially make this resource attractive in the not too distant future. The ideal situation would involve the development of a total energy system in which all three associated forms of energy--chemical, thermal and mechanical are utilized. The extraction of gas from brine combined with the large number of potential direct and indirect uses of this resource will add to its economic profitability. This U.S. DOE's visionary research program has essentially laid the foundations for characterization of this resource and all aspects connected with its development.

  6. Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP), energy savings opportunity survey Fort Richardson, Alaska, volume 1 - executive summary

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1989-06-01

    The EEAP is a series of studies intended to identify energy conservation opportunities (ECOs) which will result in the optimum use of - energy resources available. The overall purpose of this study was to identify means to save energy through investment in the application of energy conserving technologies. This objective was approached by the evaluation of pre-identified ECOs within specified buildings that might yield positive economic return to the Government if undertaken, and that would fit within the constraints of several funding programs available to the Department of the Army.

  7. Energy Engineering Analysis Program. Energy savings opportunity survey, Fort Lee, Petersburg, Virginia. Executive summary. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1993-04-01

    The Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP), Energy Savings Opportunity Survey (ESOS), Fort Lee, Petersburg, Virginia was authorized by the Department of the Army, Norfolk District Corps of Engineers, under Contract Number DACA65-91-C-0048. The objectives of this contract, as explained in the Detailed Scope of Work (Appendix A in Volume II) of the contract are as follows: (A) Review for general information any energy studies which were performed at this installation. (B) Evaluate selected ECOs to determine their energy savings potential and economic feasibility. (C) Perform a comprehensive site survey, identify all ECOs, including low cost/no cost ECOs and perform evaluations of each. (D) Provide complete programming or implementation documentation for all recommended ECOs. (E) Determine the efficiency of small boilers (less than 3.5 MBtu/hr) by appropriate tests and determine if efficiency can be improved or fuel saved by the repair, addition or modification of equipment, control systems and maintenance practices and recommend improvements. (F) Prepare a comprehensive report to document the work performed, the results and the recommendations.

  8. Geologic and hydrologic data from a test-drilling program in the High Plains area of South Dakota, 1979-80

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Loskot, C.L.; Case, H.L.; Hern, D.G.

    1984-01-01

    The High Plains aquifer system in south-central South Dakota comprises dune sands, the Ogallala Formation, the Arikaree Formation, and the White River Group. As part of the High Plains Regional Aquifer-Systems Analysis, a total of 29 test holes were drilled from 1979 to 1980 to aid in defining the geometry of the aquifer system. The information obtained from these drilling progrms is presented. (USGS)

  9. Gulf Coast geopressured-geothermal program summary report compilation. Volume 1: Executive summary

    SciTech Connect

    John, C.J.; Maciasz, G.; Harder, B.J.

    1998-06-01

    The significant accomplishments of this program included (1) identification of the geopressured-geothermal onshore fairways in Louisiana and Texas, (2) determination that high brine flow rates of 20,000--40,000 barrels a day can be obtained for long periods of time, (3) brine, after gas extraction can be successfully reinjected into shallow aquifers without affecting the surface waters or the fresh water aquifers, (4) no observable subsidence or microseismic activity was induced due to the subsurface injection of brine, and no detrimental environmental effects attributable to geopressured-geothermal well testing were noticed, (5) sanding can be controlled by reducing flow rates, (6) corrosion controlled with inhibitors, (7) scaling controlled by phosphonate scale inhibitors, (8) demonstrated that production of gas from saturated brine under pressure was viable and (9) a hybrid power system can be successfully used for conversion of the thermal and chemical energy contained in the geopressured-geothermal resource for generation of electricity.

  10. Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP), William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas. Executive summary

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1984-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to perform a complete energy audit and analysis of William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) under the guidelines of the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Project documentation was prepared for all economically feasible energy conservation opportunities (ECOs). This report summarizes the work, including (1) Performing a complete energy audit and analysis for the entire hospital facility. (2) Developing a metering plan for the facility. (3) Identifying all ECOs and performing complete evaluations, including low cost/no cost items. (4) Preparing project documentation for all economically justifiable ECOs. (5) Listing and prioritizing all recommended energy conservation projects. and (6) Preparing a comprehensive report which documents the work accomplished, the results, and the recommendations.

  11. Executive Summary Master Plan Goals

    E-print Network

    Buehrer, R. Michael

    Executive Summary Master Plan Goals Strategic Context Critical Issues Defining Strategies Program Master Plan Goals Strategic Context Critical Issues Defining Strategies Program Accommodation Campus Systems CAMPUS MASTER PLAN 2006 UPDATE Support the University Strategic Plan by providing for development

  12. Methods of reducing program-execution time under RT-11 FORTRAN

    SciTech Connect

    Isidoro, R J; Trellue, R E

    1982-04-01

    The Quality Assurance (QA) Department of Sandia National Laboratories is responsible to the Department of Energy for assurance that weapons remain functional throughout their stockpile life. To accomplish this, QA conducts laboratory system tests on the Sandia-designed components of the weapon system. Joint flight tests with the Department of Defense are also conducted. The data acquisition and processing system used to acquire and analyze test results was designed by the QA Systems Test Equipment Design Division. The acquisition systems are built around PDP 11/34 computers. There are six similar acquisition systems that collect data independently from many unique weapon testers. A test usually lasts several minutes. After the data are acquired, the system engineers are interested in seeing the results as soon as possible. The complete test analysis must be known before disassembling the test equipment and moving on to the next scheduled test. If anomalies were present, disassembling would compromise posttest trouble-shooting procedures. The analysis for each test is therefore performed on the acquisition machine immediately after each test and must be completed in as short a time as possible. The FORTRAN software package used to analyze the results of laboratory system tests is considered. How the software works, problems encountered when it was decided to double the number of data acquisition channels to analyze, and the solution to the problems arrived at by benchmarking the programs with optional equipment that could be added to the existing configuration are discussed. (WHK)

  13. Space station executive summary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1972-01-01

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

  14. Morning Star Cycle Two (1977-1979): Evaluation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sloan, L. V.

    Evaluation of cycle two of the (1977-1979) Morning Star program (a 2-year Native teacher education program at the Blue Quills Native Education Centre leading to a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta) used a systems model to collect data on 24 variables for the 33 participating students, the academic program, and first and…

  15. TMO-eCos: An eCos-based Real-time Micro Operating System Supporting Execution of a TMO Structured Program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jung-guk Kim; Moon-hae Kim; Kwang Kim; Shin Heu

    2005-01-01

    The TMO (time-triggered message-triggered object) model is a well-known real-time object model for distributed and timeliness-guaranteed computing. A couple of years ago, we developed a Linux-based real-time kernel supporting execution of a TMO structured program, named TMO-Linux. TMO-Linux has been used well in various applications including small embedded devices and real-time control applications, but it still has some drawbacks due

  16. A historical review of portable health physics instruments and their use in radiation protection programs at Hanford, 1944 through 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Howell, W.P.; Kenoyer, J.L.; Kress, M.L.; Swinth, K.L.; Corbit, C.D.; Zuerner, L.V.; Fleming, D.M.; DeHaven, H.W.

    1989-09-01

    This historical review covers portable health physics instruments at Hanford from an applications viewpoint. The review provides information on specific instruments and on the general kinds of facility work environments in which the instruments have been and are being used. It provides a short, modestly technical explanation of the types of nuclear radiations, the way radiation units are quantified, and the types of nuclear radiations, the way radiation units are quantified, and the types of detection media used in portable health physics instruments. This document does not, however, cover the history of the entire Hanford program that was required to develop and/or modify the subject instruments. 11 refs., 34 figs., 2 tabs.

  17. Parallel logic programming and parallel systems software and hardware. Progress report (Final), 1 April 1988-31 March 1989

    SciTech Connect

    Minker, J.

    1989-07-29

    This progress report summarizes work performed under AFOSR-88-0152 on parallel logic programming, problem solving, and deductive data bases. A parallel problem-solving system, PRISM (Parallel Inference System), that was implemented on McMOB was ported to the BBN Butterfly machine. Two versions of PRISM were developed and are operational on the Butterfly: a message-passing ring-structure system and a shared-memory system. Experimental testing of PRISM on McMOB continued, while experiments were also conducted on the Butterfly systems. Three enhancements were made and completed during the grant period. These are: a capability to handle negated queries and a capability to assert and retract statements. In addition to the above, work continued in the area of informative answers to queries in deductive data bases. A thesis was completed on the subject. An interpreter was developed and is running, that can take restricted natural language as input and can respond with a cooperative natural language output. In the area of parallel software development, the following were accomplished. Theoretical work on slicing/splicing was completed. Tools were provided for software development using artificial-intelligence techniques. AI software for massively parallel architectures was started.

  18. Deaths from asthma in Italy (1974–1988): Is there a relationship with changing pharmacological approaches?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Flaminio Mormile; Fabrizio Chiappini; Giuseppe Feola; Giuliano Ciappi

    1996-01-01

    In this article we consider the relationship between asthma mortality rates, obtained from the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), and the doses of all antiasthmatic drugs except systemic steroids sold in Italy in the years 1974–1988.The total asthma mortality rate showed three different trends: it decreased slowly until 1978 (period A); increased 10-fold from 1979 to 1985, rising from

  19. SEER EXTENT OF DISEASE -- 1988, 3rd Edition

    Cancer.gov

    SEER EXTENT OF DISEASE -- 1988 CODES AND CODING INSTRUCTIONS THIRD EDITION JANUARY 1998 Prepared by the Cancer Statistics Branch Surveillance Program Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences National Cancer Institute U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service National Institutes of Health Effective for cases diagnosed January 1, 1988 forward.

  20. 1988 1994 1988 IMO(Canberra)

    E-print Network

    Siu, M.K.

    [3, pp.1596-1597] John von Neumann (1903-1957) A B 20 10 15 A B B A A B A B von Neumann 15 A B 1 1 15 von Neumann von Neumann #12;8 Von Neumann von Neumman in Numberland A Students' Guide to the Enjoyment of Higher Mathematics (1988) John Baylis Rod Haggarty

  1. SUMMARY REPORT FOR THE NATIONAL ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION PROGRAM/NATIONAL TRENDS NETWORK SITE VISITATION PROGRAM FOR THE PERIOD OF OCTOBER 1988 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1989

    EPA Science Inventory

    The proper collection of precipitation and the accurate measurement of its constituents are important steps in obtaining a better understanding of the distribution and effects of acid rain in the United States. ne of NAPAP Task roup IV's major programs concerns wet deposition mon...

  2. SUMMARY REPORT FOR THE NATIONAL ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION PROGRAM/NATIONAL TRENDS NETWORK SITE VISITATION PROGRAM FOR THE PERIOD OCT. 1988 THROUGH SEPT. 1989

    EPA Science Inventory

    The proper collection of precipitation and the accurate measurement of its constituents are important steps in attaining a better understanding of the distribution and effects of acid rain in the United States. ne of NAPAP Task Group IV's major programs concerns wet deposition mo...

  3. 29 CFR 1979.104 - Investigation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Investigation. 1979.104 Section 1979.104...FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Complaints, Investigations, Findings and Preliminary Orders § 1979.104 Investigation. (a) Upon receipt...

  4. The Urban Mathematics Collaborative Project: Report to the Ford Foundation on the 1988-89 School Year. Program Report 90-1.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Webb, Norman L.; And Others

    This report documents and evaluates the activities of the Urban Mathematics Collaborative (UMC) project during the 1988-89 school year. UMC seeks to improve mathematics education in inner-city schools and identify new models for the professional development of mathematics teachers by supporting collaboration among mathematics teachers and…

  5. Annual Report, 1979-1980. New York City Technical College.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New York City Technical Coll., Brooklyn. Div. of Continuing Education and Extension Services.

    Funding, enrollments, and outcomes are reported for the programs offered during 1979-1980 by New York City Technical College's Division of Continuing Education and Extension Services. The report's introduction analyzes enrollment in the division, summarizes external evaluation of selected programs, and examines problems of staffing, space, and the…

  6. Towards Fully Automatic Execution Monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Clinton Jeffery; Mikhail Auguston; Scott Underwood

    2002-01-01

    UFO is a new application framework in which programs written in FORMAN, a declarative assertion language, are compiled into execution monitors that run on a virtual machine with extensive monitoring capabilities provided by the Alamo monitor architecture. FORMAN provides an event trace model in which precedence and inclusion relations define a DAG structure that abstracts execution behavior. Compiling FORMAN assertions

  7. Labette Community College: Analysis of Alumni Survey Results for 1987 and 1988 Graduates.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Usera, John J.

    In fall 1988, a survey was conducted of a sample of 1987 and 1988 graduates of Labette Community College (LCC) to determine their educational experiences, employment status, and satisfaction with the college's programs and services. Questionnaires were mailed to 314 of the 444 students who graduated in 1987 or 1988. Study findings, based on a…

  8. Selected DOE headquarters publications, October 1979

    SciTech Connect

    None

    1980-05-01

    This publication provides cumulative listings of and an index to DOE headquarters publications issued since October 1979. (Publications issued during October 1977-September 1979 are covered in DOE/AD-0010/6). Three types of headquarters publications are included: publications dealing mainly with program and policy that are attributed to and issued by headquarters organizations, reports prepared by contractors to describe research and development work they have performed for the Department, and environmental development plans and impact statements. Certain publications are omitted. They include such items as pamphlets, fact sheets, bulletins, newsletters, telephone directories, publications issued under the DOE-tr and CONF codes, technical reports from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA issued under DOE/JPL and DOE/NASA codes, and weekly/monthly reports of the Energy Information Administration. (RWR)

  9. Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-04-01

    This report documents the environmental surveillance program conducted by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) in 1979. Routine monitoring for radiation and radioactive or chemical substances was conducted on the Laboratory site and in the surrounding region to determine compliance with appropriate standards and permit early identification of possible undesirable trends. Results and interpretation of the data for 1979 on penetrating radiation, chemical and radiochemical quality of ambient air, surface and ground water, municipal water supply, soils and sediments, food, and airborne and liquid effluents are included. Comparisons with appropriate standards and regulations or with background levels from natural or other non-LASL sources provide a basis for concluding that environmental effects attributable to LASL operations are minor and cannot be considered likely to result in any hazard to the population of the area. Results of several special studies provide documentation of some unique environmental conditions in the LASL environs.

  10. Environmental Transport Division: 1979 report

    SciTech Connect

    Murphy, C.E. Jr.; Schubert, J.F.; Bowman, W.W.; Adams, S.E.

    1980-03-01

    During 1979, the Environmental Transport Division (ETD) of the Savannah River Laboratory conducted atmospheric, terrestrial, aquatic, and marine studies, which are described in a series of articles. Separate abstracts were prepared for each. Publications written about the 1979 research are listed at the end of the report.

  11. André Saint-Marc 1944-1988

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Reme, H.; Anderson, K. A.

    Andr ?aint-Marc, professor at the Institute of Technology of the Universite Paul Sabatier (IUT), in Toulouse, France, died suddenly and unexpectedly February 17, 1988, a few months before his 44th birthday.Saint-Marc carried out a research career in cosmic rays and space plasma physics beginning in 1969 at the Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (CESR), a laboratory of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Université Paul Sabatier. He was born in Condegaygues, France (Lotet-Garonne). His four university degrees were awarded by the Universite Paul Sabatier. His Thèse de Docteur de Specialité was earned in 1973 for work on propagation of auroral X rays in Earth's atmosphere. The highest degree, the Doctorat d'Etat, came in 1979 for his studies of beam-plasma interactions in the ionosphere.

  12. Executive information system

    SciTech Connect

    Vitullo, M.; Winter, C.; Johnson, D.R.

    1984-07-01

    The Executive Information System (EIS) is a computer-based information handling system. The system has been designed and implemented for Energy Conversion and Utilization Technologies to allow program managers easy access and tracking of certain types of reporting at various levels of management interaction, to simplify the handling of program-related data, and to streamline the preparation of reporting documents and responses to requests for information from the program. The EIS is especially useful in assisting DOE program managers in the routine dissemination of reports and information. The characteristics of each component of the EIS are discussed. A user's guide to the EIS is included in this report.

  13. SERI Photovoltaic Subcontract Reports: 1988 Abstracts and Document Control Information

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-06-01

    This report contains the document control information and abstracts for SERI Photovoltaic (PV) Program Branch publications resulting from SERI's subcontracted PV research. The information is presented for reports published or distributed during fiscal year (FY) 1988.

  14. Leadership Development Using Online Group Executive Coaching

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bernard L. Brookes

    2009-01-01

    Leadership development initiatives in work settings or in executive MBA programs can use online technology to make executive coaching available to a large number of managers. Previously, the integration of classroom training and challenging work assignments into expanded leadership capability has been facilitated by individual executive coaching or mentoring. This limited the number of potential participants who could access these

  15. Evaluation of impact fusion concepts. Final report, 1 June 1979-1 December 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Ribe, F.L.; Peaslee, A.T. Jr.

    1980-01-30

    This final joint report of the University of Washington and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory programs on the evaluation of impact fusion concepts summarizes the conclusions and recommendations based on a critical review of the Impact Fusion Workshop held at the National Security and Resources Study Center at Los Alamos, New Mexico, on July 10-13, 1979, by joint UW/LASL working groups and on independent research conducted at the University of Washington.

  16. Executive Support Team CHIEF EXECUTIVE

    E-print Network

    Crowther, Paul

    Strategy & Resources Head of Skills, Innovation and Thematic Programmes · Futures · External Innovation of Financial Management & Business Support Deputy Finance Director & Head of Financial Accounting Head of Governance Head of Special Projects and Services FINANCE Executive Director Head of Innovation Head

  17. 1979 environmental monitoring report

    SciTech Connect

    Naidu, J.R. (ed.) [ed.

    1980-04-01

    The environmental levels of radioactivity and other pollutants found in the vicinity of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) during 1979 are summarized. As an aid in the interpretation of the data, the amounts of radioactivity and other pollutants released in airborne and liquid effluents from Laboratory facilities to the environment are also indicated. The environmental data includes external radiation levels; radioactive air particulates; tritium and iodine concentrations; the amounts and concentrations of radioactivity in and the water quality of the stream into which liquid effluents are released; the concentrations of radioactivity in sediments and biota from the stream; the concentrations of radioactivity in and the water quality of ground waters underlying the Laboratory; and concentrations of radioactivity in milk samples obtained in the vicinity of the Laboratory.

  18. Regional behavior of minimum temperatures in Switzerland for the period 1979–1993

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Beniston; M. Rebetez

    1996-01-01

    A series of anomalously cold and warm winters which occurred in Switzerland during the 15-year period from 1979 to 1993 has been analyzed in detail in terms of temperature minima. The warm winters between 1988–1992 were particularly marked in the Alps, where lack of snow had severe consequences for the tourist-based economies of mountain communities. The investigations presented here focus

  19. Gas Research Institute 1997-2001 research and development plan and 1997 research and development program. Executive summary

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-04-01

    ;Table of Contents: GRI Vision Statements; GRI Mission Statement; GRI Strategic Intent; Overall and Program Objectives, Market Impacts, and Goals; Basis for the 1996 Amended Budget and the 1997 Budget; 1996 - 1997 Budget Allocation; Cofunding Summary; and Program Balance Considerations.

  20. Circular on family planning, 1988.

    PubMed

    1988-01-01

    This Hubei, China, Circular, issued near the end of 1988, provides the following: "The population growth situation in our country is grim. Since 1986, the natural population growth rate has risen continuously. To draw the prompt attention of the whole party and the entire people to the issue of our population, all localities must seriously unfold the activities of publicizing family planning (FP) this winter and next spring, in coordination with education in current affairs. It is necessary to publicize FP in an all-around way and with accuracy, and the activities of publicizing must be carried out effectively in a solid and deep-going way. In the rural areas, stress must be placed on areas where FP work is not carried out well and where there is a prevailing tendency toward early marriage, early child-bearing, and extra-budgetary births. In cities, publicity and education must be conducted especially among the transient population, individual households, and jobless households. During the period of publicity, large-scale street-corner publicity activities must be carried out in cities and towns so as to create strong public opinion and to combine the endeavor to publicize current affairs and policies with the effort to popularize knowledge about contraception and birth-control, to execute measures of contraception and birth control, and to establish FP associations in the countryside." PMID:12289626

  1. Associations between Classroom Quality and Children's Vocabulary and Executive Function Skills in an Urban Public Prekindergarten Program

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    Weiland, Christina; Ulvestad, Kchersti; Sachs, Jason; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu

    2013-01-01

    Despite evidence that high-quality preschool programs have substantial, long-lasting impacts on young children's developmental outcomes, associations between preschool quality measures and children's cognitive outcomes within preschool programs are generally small or null. Using data from a large urban prekindergarten program, we examined…

  2. Executive function.

    PubMed

    Talpos, John; Shoaib, Mohammed

    2015-01-01

    Components of human executive function, like rule generation and selection in response to stimuli (attention set-shifting) or overcoming a habit (reversal learning), can be reliably modelled in rodents. The rodent paradigms are based upon tasks that assess cognitive flexibility in clinical populations and have been effective in distinguishing the neurobiological substrates and the underlying neurotransmitter systems relevant to executive function. A review of the literature on the attentional set-shifting task highlights a prominent role for the medial region of the prefrontal cortex in the ability to adapt to a new rule (extradimensional shift) while the orbitofrontal cortex has been associated with the reversal learning component of the task. In other paradigms specifically developed to examine reversal learning in rodents, the orbitofrontal cortex also plays a prominent role. Modulation of dopamine, serotonin, and glutamatergic receptors can disrupt executive function, a feature commonly exploited to develop concepts underlying psychiatric disorders. While these paradigms do have excellent translational construct validity, they have been less effective as predictive preclinical models for cognitive enhancers, especially for cognition in health subjects. Accordingly, a more diverse battery of tasks may be necessary to model normal human executive function in the rodent for drug development. PMID:25977083

  3. Environmental Measurements Laboratory environmental quarterly, March 1June 1, 1979

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. P. Jr

    1979-01-01

    Environmental data that became available during the period from March 1 to June 1, 1979 are summarized. This report is divided into four main parts; interpretive reports and notes; EML Environmental Program data; data from sources other than EML; and recent publications related to environmental studies. The initial section consists of interpretive reports and notes dealing with Chinese nuclear test

  4. Research and technology 1988

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1988-01-01

    This report presents the on-going research activities at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center for the year 1988. The subjects presented are space transportation systems, shuttle cargo vehicle, materials processing in space, environmental data base management, microgravity science, astronomy, astrophysics, solar physics, magnetospheric physics, aeronomy, atomic physics, rocket propulsion, materials and processes, telerobotics, and space systems.

  5. NASA highlights, 1986 - 1988

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1990-01-01

    Highlights of NASA research from 1986 to 1988 are discussed. Topics covered include Space Shuttle flights, understanding the Universe and its origins, understanding the Earth and its environment, air and space transportation, using space to make America more competitive, using space technology an Earth, strengthening America's education in science and technology, the space station, and human exploration of the solar system.

  6. Energy Facts 1988.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Energy Information Administration (DOE), Washington, DC.

    This booklet is a compilation of energy data providing a reference to a much broader range of domestic and international energy data. It is designed especially as a quick reference to major facts about energy. The data includes information for 1976 through 1988, except for international energy data, which is for 1977 through 1987. Graphs, charts,…

  7. Annual Report 1988.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hargrave, David

    This report is a brief overview of the work of the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) in Australia during 1988 in the areas of literacy, linguistics, and translation. The background of the SIL, its operations, and its membership are described. The activities of the Culture Studies Department are highlighted, and special events, workshops, and…

  8. Rocky Flats Plant site environmental report for 1988, January through December 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Daugherty, N.M. (ed.)

    1989-05-01

    This report documents the 1988 environmental surveillance program at the Rocky Flats Plant. The report includes an evaluation of plant compliance with all appropriate guides, environmental limits, and standards. Potential radiation dose to the public was calculated from average radionuclide concentrations measured at the plant property boundary and in surrounding communities. 37 refs., 14 figs., 32 tabs.

  9. The Test Executive: The strength of testing and diagnosis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. Carlson; L. V. Kirkland

    2008-01-01

    The test executivepsilas primary purpose is to control the flow of testing on a given piece of automated test equipment. It accomplishes this by loading and executing a test programpsilas compiled executable code. Code execution enables the test executive to control the instruments, make decisions and direct the testing in accordance with the instructions contained in the test program. In

  10. WCET analysis of Java bytecode featuring common execution environments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christian Frost; Casper Svenning Jensen; Kasper Søe Luckow; Bent Thomsen

    2011-01-01

    We present a novel tool for statically determining the Worst Case Execution Time (WCET) of Java Bytecode-based programs called Tool for Execution Time Analysis of Java bytecode (TetaJ). This tool differentiates itself from existing tools by separating the individual constituents of the execution environment into independent components. The prime benefit is that it can be used for execution environments featuring

  11. Abstract resource management in an unconstrained plan execution system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Erann Gat; Barney Pell

    1998-01-01

    We describe the abstract resource management mechanism in ESL (execution support language). ESL is the implementation substrate for the New Millennium Remote Agent Smart Executive, part of a NASA program to demonstrate autonomous control of an unmanned spacecraft scheduled to launch in 1998. The executive is responsible for robust plan execution in the face of unexpected run-time contingencies. Part of

  12. Varying execution discipline to increase performance

    SciTech Connect

    Campbell, P.L.; Maccabe, A.B.

    1993-12-22

    This research investigates the relationship between execution discipline and performance. The hypothesis has two parts: 1. Different execution disciplines exhibit different performance for different computations, and 2. These differences can be effectively predicted by heuristics. A machine model is developed that can vary its execution discipline. That is, the model can execute a given program using either the control-driven, data-driven or demand-driven execution discipline. This model is referred to as a ``variable-execution-discipline`` machine. The instruction set for the model is the Program Dependence Web (PDW). The first part of the hypothesis will be tested by simulating the execution of the machine model on a suite of computations, based on the Livermore Fortran Kernel (LFK) Test (a.k.a. the Livermore Loops), using all three execution disciplines. Heuristics are developed to predict relative performance. These heuristics predict (a) the execution time under each discipline for one iteration of each loop and (b) the number of iterations taken by that loop; then the heuristics use those predictions to develop a prediction for the execution of the entire loop. Similar calculations are performed for branch statements. The second part of the hypothesis will be tested by comparing the results of the simulated execution with the predictions produced by the heuristics. If the hypothesis is supported, then the door is open for the development of machines that can vary execution discipline to increase performance.

  13. Wind Energy Siting Methodology Windfield Model Verification Program. II. Nevada Test Site data set. Interim report, 15 June 1979-15 February 1980

    SciTech Connect

    Traci, R. M.; Wyatt, D. C.; Patnaik, P. C.; Phillips, G. T.

    1980-02-01

    Results are presented from the second part of a two part verification program for a mathematical-model-based Wind Energy Conversion System Siting Methodology. The first part of the program involved windfield simulations and wind data comparisons for the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The objective of the present program is to expand the model verification by assessing the quantitative accuracy of the models relative to observed data for a midcontinental region of complex topography and meteorology, the Nevada Test Site (NTS), Nevada. In particular, the goal is to determine the ability of the detailed-physics SIGMET model to describe dynamic atmospheric and boundary layer effects on the windfield in a mesoscale region with complex terrain and to determine the ability of the simplified-physics NOABL model to predict windfields utilizing a small amount of available data. To this end, results of two SIGMET, NOABL, and LINMET simulations for typical flow events are compared and contrasted with available wind data.

  14. Adessowiki - Collaborative platform for writing executable papers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rubens Campos Machado; Leticia Rittner; Roberto de Alencar Lotufo

    2011-01-01

    Adessowiki is a collaborative platform for scientific programming and document writing. It is a wiki environment that carries simultaneously documentation, programming code and results of its execution without any software con- figuration such as compilers, libraries and special tools at the client side. This combination of a collaborative wiki environment, central server and execution of code at rendering time enables

  15. gprof: a Call Graph Execution Profiler

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Susan L. Graham; Peter B. Kessler; Marshall K. McKusick

    1982-01-01

    Large complex programs are composed of many small routines that implement abstractions for the routines that call them. To be useful, an execution profiler must attribute execution time in a way that is significant for the logical structure of a program as well as for its textual decomposition. This data must then be displayed to the user in a convenient

  16. Consolidated bibliography of publications of the advanced research and technology development (AR and TD) Fossil Energy Materials Program, October 1, 1979April 30, 1986

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1986-01-01

    The objective of the Advanced Research and Technology Development (AR and TD) Fossil Energy Materials Program is to conduct long-range research and development that addresses the materials needs of fossil energy systems, including materials for coal preparation, coal liquefaction, coal gasification, heat engines and heat recovery, coal combustion systems, fuel cells, magnetohydrodynamics, and oil shale processing. Materials research that addresses

  17. Mark I containment long-term program safety evaluation report, resolution of generic technical activity A-7. Report for February 1977-December 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-07-01

    During testing for an advanced Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) containment system design (Mark III), suppression pool hydrodynamic loads were identified which had not been considered in the original design of the Mark I containment system. To address this issue, a Mark I Owners Group was formed and the assessment was divided into a short-term and long-term program. The results of the NRC staff's review of the Mark I Containment Short Term Program are described in NUREG-0408. This report describes the results of the NRC staff's review of the generic Mark I Containment Long Term Program (LTP). The LTP was conducted to provide a generic basis to define suppression pool hydrodynamic loads and the related structural acceptance criteria, such that a comprehensive reassessment of each Mark I containment system would be performed. A series of experimental and analytical programs were conducted by the Mark I Owners Group to provide the necessary bases for the generic load definition and structural assessment techniques. The generic methods proposed by the Mark I Owners Group, as modified by the NRC staff's requirements, will be used to perform plant-unique analyses, which will identify the plant modifications, if any, that will be needed to restore the originally intended margin of safety in the Mark I containment designs.

  18. Solving the Maze of Federal Programs for Children & Families: Perspectives from Key Congressional Staff. Special Report #1 and Executive Summary.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.

    This report summarizes discussions from two round-table seminars exploring federal programs that affect children and families. Ideas presented in this report are organized around five topics: (1) symptoms of fragmented federal programs for children and families; (2) why coordinated services for children and families are so rare; (3) what Congress…

  19. Exploring the Effects of an "Everyday" Activity Program on Executive Function and Memory in Older Adults: Experience Corps[R

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carlson, Michelle C.; Saczynski, Jane S.; Rebok, George W.; Seeman, Teresa; Glass, Thomas A.; McGill, Sylvia; Tielsch, James; Frick, Kevin D.; Hill, Joel; Fried, Linda P.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: There is little empirical translation of multimodal cognitive activity programs in "real-world" community-based settings. This study sought to demonstrate in a short-term pilot randomized trial that such an activity program improves components of cognition critical to independent function among sedentary older adults at greatest risk.…

  20. Executive Functions

    PubMed Central

    Diamond, Adele

    2014-01-01

    Executive functions (EFs) make possible mentally playing with ideas; taking the time to think before acting; meeting novel, unanticipated challenges; resisting temptations; and staying focused. Core EFs are inhibition [response inhibition (self-control—resisting temptations and resisting acting impulsively) and interference control (selective attention and cognitive inhibition)], working memory, and cognitive flexibility (including creatively thinking “outside the box,” seeing anything from different perspectives, and quickly and flexibly adapting to changed circumstances). The developmental progression and representative measures of each are discussed. Controversies are addressed (e.g., the relation between EFs and fluid intelligence, self-regulation, executive attention, and effortful control, and the relation between working memory and inhibition and attention). The importance of social, emotional, and physical health for cognitive health is discussed because stress, lack of sleep, loneliness, or lack of exercise each impair EFs. That EFs are trainable and can be improved with practice is addressed, including diverse methods tried thus far. PMID:23020641

  1. Structures and Dynamics Division research and technology plans for FY 1988 and accomplishments for FY 1987

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bales, Kay S.

    1988-01-01

    Presented are the Objectives, FY 1988 Plans, Approach, and FY 1988 Milestones for the Structures and Dynamics Division (Langley Research Center) research programs. FY 1987 Accomplishments are presented where applicable. This information is useful in program coordination with other governmental organizations in areas of mutual interest.

  2. ZPPR progress report: November 1987January 1988

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. J. Collins; S. B. Brumbach

    1988-01-01

    This report details activities for the time period of November, 1987 through January, 1988. Further results are presented from the axially heterogeneous assembly ZPPR-17, a part of the JUPITER-III program. The loading of the ZPPR-17C assembly, with 13 half-inserted control rods, is described along with operational measurements, calculation models, and measurements and prediction of criticality. From ZPPR-17A, calculated and measured

  3. Fuel performance annual report for 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Bailey, W.J. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)); Wu, S. (Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (USA). Div. of Engineering and Systems Technology)

    1990-03-01

    This annual report, the eleventh in a series, provides a brief description of fuel performance during 1988 in commercial nuclear power plants and an indication of trends. Brief summaries of fuel design changes, fuel surveillance programs, fuel operating experience, fuel problems, high-burnup fuel experience, and items of general significance are provided. References to more detailed information and related US Nuclear Regulatory Commission evaluations are included. 414 refs., 13 figs., 32 tabs.

  4. 5 CFR 412.301 - Obtaining approval to conduct a Senior Executive Service candidate development program (SESCDP).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...them for and authorize their initial career appointment in the SES. An agency conducting an SESCDP may submit program graduates...initial career appointment without further competition to any SES position for which he or she meets the professional and...

  5. 5 CFR 412.301 - Obtaining approval to conduct a Senior Executive Service candidate development program (SESCDP).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...them for and authorize their initial career appointment in the SES. An agency conducting an SESCDP may submit program graduates...initial career appointment without further competition to any SES position for which he or she meets the professional and...

  6. 5 CFR 412.301 - Obtaining approval to conduct a Senior Executive Service candidate development program (SESCDP).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...them for and authorize their initial career appointment in the SES. An agency conducting an SESCDP may submit program graduates...initial career appointment without further competition to any SES position for which he or she meets the professional and...

  7. 5 CFR 412.301 - Obtaining approval to conduct a Senior Executive Service candidate development program (SESCDP).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...them for and authorize their initial career appointment in the SES. An agency conducting an SESCDP may submit program graduates...initial career appointment without further competition to any SES position for which he or she meets the professional and...

  8. Quality and Characteristics of the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program: 2011-2012 Statewide Evaluation. Executive Summary

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Schaaf, Jennifer; Hildebrandt, Lisa; LaForett, Dore

    2013-01-01

    The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program (NC Pre-K) is a state-funded initiative for at-risk 4-year-olds, designed to provide a high quality, classroom-based educational program during the year prior to kindergarten entry. Children are eligible for NC Pre-K based on age, family income (at or below 75% of state median income), and other risk…

  9. Non-Traditional and Interdisciplinary Programs. Proceedings from the Annual Conference (6th, Virginia Beach, Virginia, April 25-27, 1988).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reithlingshoefer, Sally J., Ed.; Sanford, James F., Ed.

    A total of 72 papers on nontraditional and interdisciplinary programs are presented in 11 tracks: (1) Assessing Learning Outcomes and Providing Quality in Non-Traditional Degree Programs (8 papers, including "Assessing the Quality of a Non-Traditional Degree Program: A Case Study," by Solomon Deressa and Mary Sue Simmons); (2) Consortial,…

  10. Underreporting of abortion in surveys of U.S. women: 1976 to 1988

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elise F. Jones; Jacqueline Darroch Forrest

    1992-01-01

    Although research on reproductive behavior depends heavily on information from surveys, abortions are characteristically underreported\\u000a in such data. Estimates of the level of reporting are made for each of the recent major surveys of U.S. women: the 1976, 1982,\\u000a and 1988 cycles of the National Survey of Family Growth, the 1976 and 1979 National Surveys of Young Women, and the

  11. Effective fall 2011, students admitted to the Executive MBA Program will take the following sequence of courses.

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

    and the Role of General Managers Bus Mgmt 716 International Business Management Bus Adm 752 Corporate Economics Bus Adm 795 Seminar-in-Management (7 credits to be completed, e.g. Strategy Formulation, Business, International Business Simulation, Legal Issues, etc.) Other Program Requirements: Students must fulfill the Pre

  12. Compressed-Air Energy Storage: Preliminary design and site development program in an aquifer. Volume 1: Executive summary

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    McCafferty, T. W.; Walke, W. C.; Bonk, J. S.

    1981-07-01

    The behavior and suitability of an aquifer-based compressed air energy storage (CAES) facility were investigated. The project was part of a five-phase program to promote compressed air energy storage and underground pumped hydro in the United States. The background, project organization, and summarization of all project work are provided.

  13. Compressed Air Energy Storage preliminary design and site development program in an aquifer. Final report. Executive Summary

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. W. McCafferty; W. C. Walke; J. S. Bonk

    1981-01-01

    A study was performed to investigate the behavior and suitability of an aquifer-based compressed air energy storage (CAES) facility. The project was sponsored by the Department of Energy and Electric Power Research Institute as part of Phase II of a five-phase program to promote compressed air energy storage and underground pumped hydro in the United States. The methodologies, descriptions, and

  14. Compressed-Air Energy Storage: Preliminary design and site development program in an aquifer. Volume 1: Executive summary

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. W. McCafferty; W. C. Walke; J. S. Bonk

    1981-01-01

    The behavior and suitability of an aquifer-based compressed air energy storage (CAES) facility were investigated. The project was part of a five-phase program to promote compressed air energy storage and underground pumped hydro in the United States. The background, project organization, and summarization of all project work are provided.

  15. The international lithosphere program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Flinn, Edward A.

    The International Lithosphere Program is a new international interdisciplinary research program in the solid earth sciences that has been established by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) at the joint request of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Its goal is a better understanding of the development of the earth, particularly those aspects upon which human society depends for its well-being.The International Lithosphere Program (ILP) is a natural sequel to a series of international cooperative projects in the geosciences that began with the International Geophysical Year in 1957-58 and continued with the Upper Mantle Project in the 1960's and the International Geodynamics Project (IGP) in the 1970's. In 1977, IUGG and IUGS established an inter-union task group to consider the possibility of a successor to the IGP for the 1980's. The task group, under cochairmen Carl Kisslinger (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado), foreign secretary of the American Geophysical Union, and J. Henning Illies (Geophysical Institute, University of Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany), invited suggestions and comments from the two unions and the national committees in the member countries. Their report, which was completed late in 1978, proposed a new project on the dynamics, origin, and evolution of the lithosphere. This proposal was approved by the IUGS Executive Committee in December 1979 and by the IUGS Council in June 1980. An inter-union steering committee, established in 1979 under the joint chairmanship of Kisslinger and Illies, developed the organizational framework and constitution of the new program. These were approved by resolution of the ICSU Governing Board in September 1980, and the Inter-Union Commission on the Lithosphere (ICL) was established to implement the program. National members of ICSU were urged to establish national committees and to develop internal programs for the new International Lithosphere Program.

  16. 7 CFR 622.7 - Notification under Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Department of Agriculture (Continued) NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WATER RESOURCES WATERSHED PROJECTS General § 622.7 Notification under Executive Order 12372. This program is covered under Executive...

  17. 7 CFR 622.7 - Notification under Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Department of Agriculture (Continued) NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WATER RESOURCES WATERSHED PROJECTS General § 622.7 Notification under Executive Order 12372. This program is covered under Executive...

  18. 7 CFR 622.7 - Notification under Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Department of Agriculture (Continued) NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WATER RESOURCES WATERSHED PROJECTS General § 622.7 Notification under Executive Order 12372. This program is covered under Executive...

  19. 7 CFR 622.7 - Notification under Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Department of Agriculture (Continued) NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WATER RESOURCES WATERSHED PROJECTS General § 622.7 Notification under Executive Order 12372. This program is covered under Executive...

  20. 24 CFR 570.612 - Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT...Requirements § 570.612 Executive Order 12372. (a) General. Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental...Federal Programs, and the Department's implementing...

  1. 24 CFR 570.612 - Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT...Requirements § 570.612 Executive Order 12372. (a) General. Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental...Federal Programs, and the Department's implementing...

  2. 24 CFR 570.612 - Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT...Requirements § 570.612 Executive Order 12372. (a) General. Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental...Federal Programs, and the Department's implementing...

  3. 24 CFR 570.612 - Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT...Requirements § 570.612 Executive Order 12372. (a) General. Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental...Federal Programs, and the Department's implementing...

  4. 24 CFR 578.23 - Executing grant agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Executing grant agreements. 578.23 Section 578.23... CONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM Application and Grant Award Process § 578.23 Executing grant agreements. (a) Deadline. No...

  5. CROSSER - CUMULATIVE BINOMIAL PROGRAMS

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bowerman, P. N.

    1994-01-01

    The cumulative binomial program, CROSSER, is one of a set of three programs which calculate cumulative binomial probability distributions for arbitrary inputs. The three programs, CROSSER, CUMBIN (NPO-17555), and NEWTONP (NPO-17556), can be used independently of one another. CROSSER can be used by statisticians and users of statistical procedures, test planners, designers, and numerical analysts. The program has been used for reliability/availability calculations. CROSSER calculates the point at which the reliability of a k-out-of-n system equals the common reliability of the n components. It is designed to work well with all integer values 0 < k <= n. To run the program, the user simply runs the executable version and inputs the information requested by the program. The program is not designed to weed out incorrect inputs, so the user must take care to make sure the inputs are correct. Once all input has been entered, the program calculates and lists the result. It also lists the number of iterations of Newton's method required to calculate the answer within the given error. The CROSSER program is written in C. It was developed on an IBM AT with a numeric co-processor using Microsoft C 5.0. Because the source code is written using standard C structures and functions, it should compile correctly with most C compilers. The program format is interactive. It has been implemented under DOS 3.2 and has a memory requirement of 26K. CROSSER was developed in 1988.

  6. Polycrystalline silicon study. Low-cost silicon refining technology prospects and semiconductor-grade polycrystalline silicon availability through 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Costogue, E.N.; Ferber, R.R.; Lutwack, R.

    1984-05-30

    Photovoltaic arrays that convert solar energy into electrical energy can become a cost-effective bulk energy generation alternative, provided that an adequate supply of low-cost materials is available. One of the key requirements for economic photovoltaic cells is reasonably priced silicon. At present, the photovoltaic industry is dependent upon polycrystalline silicon refined by the Siemens process primarily for integrated circuits, power devices, and discrete semiconductor devices. This dependency is expected to continue until the DOE-sponsored low-cost silicon refining technology developments have matured to the point where they are in commercial use. The photovoltaic industry can then develop its own source of supply. Since 1979 the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Technology Development and Application Lead Center (TD and A), now the Program Analysis and Integration Center (PA and I), has periodically examined the availability of refined silicon and the status of the DOE-sponsored low-cost silicon refining technology developments. Three reports have been published, based on surveys conducted by JPL consultants in 1979, 1981, and 1983. This report updates the silicon material availability and market pricing projections through 1988, based on data collected early in 1984. It also overviews the silicon refining industry plans to meet the increasing demands of the semiconductor device and photovoltaic product industries. A section of the report has been devoted to review of the DOE-sponsored technology research for producing low-cost polycrystalline silicon, probabilistic cost analysis for the two most promising production processes for achieving the DOE cost goals, and the impacts of the DOE photovoltaics program silicon refining research upon the commercial polycrystalline silicon refining industry.

  7. ZPPR progress report: November 1987-January 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Collins, P.J.; Brumbach, S.B. [eds.

    1988-02-15

    This report details activities for the time period of November, 1987 through January, 1988. Further results are presented from the axially heterogeneous assembly ZPPR-17, a part of the JUPITER-III program. The loading of the ZPPR-17C assembly, with 13 half-inserted control rods, is described along with operational measurements, calculation models, and measurements and prediction of criticality. From ZPPR-17A, calculated and measured results are given for reaction rates and measured results for bowing, expansion and small sample worth experiments. From the earlier metal-fuel ZPPR-15 program results are given for measurements and calculations of Doppler reactivity coefficients.

  8. Energy Engineering Analysis Program. Lighting survey of selected buildings, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Executive summary. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-06-01

    The Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP), Lighting Survey of Selected Buildings at Pine Bluff, Arsenal, was authorized by the U.S. Army, Little Rock District, Corps of Engineers, under Contract Number DACAO1-94-D-0038. Delivery Order Number 0001, dated 29 September 1994. The objectives of this Delivery Order (D.O.) are as follows: (A) Perform a site survey of 45 buildings selected by Arsenal personnel. The purpose of the site survey is to gather sufficient data to permit evaluation of possible Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs). (B) Evaluate possible and new ECOs. (C) Combine ECOs into recommended projects. (D) Prepare a comprehensive report to document the work performed, the results and the recommendations. The final report is to contain funds programming documentation.

  9. Energy Engineering Analysis Program. US Army Kwajalein Atoll. Volume 1: Executive summary. Appendices B C. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1990-12-01

    This contract (DACA83-90-0024) was issued to Engineering Sciences, Inc. to perform an Energy Savings Opportunities Survey (ESOS) as Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) for the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) at Kwajalein and Roi Namur. The purpose of the study was to identify and develop Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs) and prepare appropriate Project Documentation as directed by the client.

  10. BWR Radiation Assessment and Control Program: assessment and control of BWR radiation fields. Volume 1. Executive summary

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anstine

    1983-01-01

    This report covers work on the BWR Radiation Assessment and Control (BRAC) Program from 1978 to 1982. The major activities during this report period were assessment of the radiation-level trends in BWRs, evaluation of the effects of forward-pumped heater drains on BWR water quality, installation and operation of a corrosion-product deposition loop in an operating BWR, and analyzation of fuel-deposit

  11. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (15th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 19-21, 1988).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hayes, Laurie Schultz, Ed.

    Position papers and reports from workshop groups in this proceedings are based on the theme of articulation goals for technical communication programs. Papers in the proceedings included two position papers prepared to initiate discussion: "Education or Training? Issues for Certificate Programs in Technical Communication" (Henrietta Nickels…

  12. Evaluating Why and How the Teen Outreach Program Works: Years 3-5 of the Teen Outreach National Replication (1986/87-1988/89).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Allen, Joseph P.; Philliber, Susan

    An evaluative study was done of the Teen Outreach Program, a national, multi-site effort to reduce teenage pregnancy, school failure, and dropout. The study sought to identify the critical "active ingredients" of the program responsible for its success. The study was based on analyses of data collected at 114 different sites nationally, from…

  13. Chemical/hydrogen energy storage systems. Annual report, January 1, 1979-December 31, 1979

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    Not Available

    1980-05-01

    The progress made in 1979 in the Chemical/Hydrogen Energy Storage Systems Program is described. The program is managed by Brookhaven National Laboratory for the Division of Energy Storage Systems of the Department of Energy. The program consists of research and development activities in the areas of Hydrogen Production, Storage and Materials, End-Use Applications/Systems Studies, and in Chemical Heat Pumps. The report outlines the progress made by key industrial contractors such as General Electric in the development of SPE water electrolyzers; INCO in the studies of surface poisoning (and reactivation) of metal hydrides; and Air Products and Chemicals in the evaluation of hydrogen production at small hydropower sites. The BNL in-house supporting research, as well as that at universities and other national laboratories for which BNL has technical oversight, is also described.

  14. Selected DOE Headquarters publications, October 1979

    SciTech Connect

    None

    1980-07-01

    This publication provides cumulative listings of and an index to DOE headquarters publications issued since October 1979. Three types of headquarters publications are included: publications dealing mainly with program and policy that are attributed to and issued by headquarters organizations, reports prepared by contractors to describe research and development work they have performed for the Department, and environmental development plans and impact statements. Such items as pamphlets, fact sheets, bulletins, newsletters, telephone directories, headquarters publications issued under the DOE-tr and CONF codes, technical reports from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA issued under DOE/JPL and DOE/NASA codes, and weekly/monthly reports of the Energy Information Administration are not included. (RWR)

  15. Research, development and demonstration of lead-acid batteries for electric vehicle propulsion. Annual report, 1979

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    Not Available

    1980-06-01

    This report describes work performed from October 1, 1978 to September 30, 1979. The approach for development of both the Improved State-of-the-Art (ISOA) and Advanced lead-acid batteries is three pronged. This approach concentrates on simultaneous optimization of battery design, materials, and manufacturing processing. The 1979 fiscal year saw the achievement of significant progress in the program. Some of the major accomplishments of the year are outlined. 33 figures, 13 tables. (RWR)

  16. 2002 Fusion Summer Study Executive Summary

    E-print Network

    2002 Fusion Summer Study Executive Summary 31 July 2002 #12;page 2 of 15 2002 Fusion Summer Study Executive Summary The 2002 Fusion Summer Study was conducted from July 8-19, 2002, in Snowmass, CO, and carried out a critical assessment of major next-steps in the fusion energy sciences program in both

  17. Compiling Python to a hybrid execution environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rahul Garg; José Nelson Amaral

    2010-01-01

    A new compilation framework enables the execution of numerical-intensive applications, written in Python, on a hybrid execution environment formed by a CPU and a GPU. This compiler automatically computes the set of memory locations that need to be transferred to the GPU, and produces the correct mapping between the CPU and the GPU address spaces. Thus, the programming model implements

  18. Quality Control Analysis of Selected Aspects of Programs Administered by the Bureau of Student Financial Assistance. Error-Prone Model Derived from 1978-1979 Quality Control Study. Data Report. [Task 3.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Saavedra, Pedro; Kuchak, JoAnn

    An error-prone model (EPM) to predict financial aid applicants who are likely to misreport on Basic Educational Opportunity Grant (BEOG) applications was developed, based on interviews conducted with a quality control sample of 1,791 students during 1978-1979. The model was designed to identify corrective methods appropriate for different types of…

  19. Coal-fueled diesel technology development. Final report, March 3, 1988--January 31, 1994

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    1994-01-31

    Since 1979, the US Department of Energy has been sponsoring Research and Development programs to use coal as a fuel for diesel engines. In 1984, under the partial sponsorship of the Burlington Northern and Norfolk Southern Railroads, GE completed a 30-month study on the economic viability of a coal-fueled locomotive. In response to a GE proposal to continue researching the economic and technical feasibility of a coal-fueled diesel engine for locomotives, DOE awarded a contract to GE Corporate Research and Development for a three-year program that began in March 1985 and was completed in 1988. That program was divided into two parts: an Economic Assessment Study and a Technical Feasibility Study. The Economic Assessment Study evaluated the benefits to be derived from development of a coal-fueled diesel engine. Seven areas and their economic impact on the use of coal-fueled diesels were examined; impact on railroad infrastructure, expected maintenance cost, environmental considerations, impact of higher capital costs, railroad training and crew costs, beneficiated coal costs for viable economics, and future cost of money. The Technical Feasibility Study used laboratory- and bench-scale experiments to investigate the combustion of coal. The major accomplishments of this study were the development of injection hardware for coal water slurry (CWS) fuel, successful testing of CWS fuel in a full-size, single-cylinder, medium-speed diesel engine, evaluation of full-scale engine wear rates with metal and ceramic components, and the characterization of gaseous and particulate emissions. Full combustion of CWS fuel was accomplished at full and part load with reasonable manifold conditions.

  20. Sigma Mesa: Background elemental concentrations in soil and vegetation, 1979

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    Ferenbaugh, R.W.; Gladney, E.S.; Brooks, G.H. Jr.

    1990-10-01

    In 1979, soil and vegetation samples were collected on Sigma Mesa to provide background data before construction on the mesa. Elemental data are presented for soil, grass, juniper, pinon pine, and oak. None of the data looks out of the ordinary. The purpose of the sampling program was to acquire, before any disturbance, a set of data to be used as background for future impact analysis. 6 refs., 2 figs., 7 tabs.

  1. Reachability Analysis on Distributed Executions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Claire Diehl; Claude Jard; Jean-xavier Rampon

    1993-01-01

    The paper presents basic algorithms for trace checking of distributed programs. In distributed systems, detecting global properties requires a careful analysis of the causal structure of the execution. Based on the on-the-fly observation of the partial order of message causality, we show how to build the lattice of all the reachable states of the distributed system under test. The regular

  2. ACES 1979 capabilities and potential

    SciTech Connect

    Minturn, R.E.; Abbatiello, L.A.; Nephew, E.A.; Baxter, V.D.

    1980-06-01

    The state of technological development of ACES as of late 1979 is reviewed, and the results of two year's operation of the ACES in the Knoxville TECH complex are presented. An assessment of the technical and economic feasibility of the ACES concept based both on field results and on analytical calculations using a computer model of ACES performance and economics applied to 115 US cities is made. Areas needing further attention, especially with regard to capital cost reductions, are described.

  3. National health expenditures, 1988

    PubMed Central

    1990-01-01

    Every year, analysts in the Health Care Financing Administration present figures on what our Nation spends for health. As the result of a comprehensive re-examination of the definitions, concepts, methods, and data sources used to prepare those figures, this year's report contains new estimates of national health expenditures for calendar years 1960 through 1988. Significant changes have been made to estimates of spending for professional services and to estimates of what consumers pay out of pocket for health care. In the first article, trends in use of and expenditure for various types of goods and services are discussed, as well as trends in the sources of funds used to finance health care. In a companion article, the benchmark process is described in more detail, as are the data sources and methods used to prepare annual estimates of health expenditures. PMID:10113395

  4. Decision, 29 February 1988.

    PubMed

    1988-01-01

    This document contains the text of a 1988 Decision of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Viet Nam authorizing Vietnamese citizens to travel abroad to attend to personal business. Such business may include visiting immediate relatives, needing medical treatment, meeting and accompanying returning handicapped persons, resolving the question of marriage with foreigners or with overseas Vietnamese resident, pursuing education abroad, accompanying relatives who are old or weak or who are children, bringing home the remains of a dead relative, and tourism in foreign countries. Those who will not receive permission to travel abroad include criminals and those who oppose the socialist order. The normal period of travel abroad will not exceed three months, but extensions will be possible. PMID:12289352

  5. Fort Hood solar total energy project: technical support and systems integration. Third semiannual report, May 1, 1979-October 31, 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-02-01

    Work on the Fort Hood STES which was planned by DOE as a Large Scale Experiment for the Solar Total Energy Program is described. The history of the design evolution and management of the project which began in 1973 is summarized. The project was discontinued by DOE in December 1979. Supporting studies underway at the time are reported including: (1) reassessment of energy loads, (2) revised system concept, (3) plant sizing calculations, and (4) insolation variation measurement planning. (WHK)

  6. The South Carolina Program for Library Development, 1987-1990 under the Library Services and Construction Act (P.L. 98-480, FY 1988).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    South Carolina State Library, Columbia.

    Prepared as an outline of the long-range South Carolina Library development program required by the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA), this document describes: (1) the library public, with emphasis on the disadvantaged, illiterate, blind and physically handicapped, persons with limited English speaking ability, the elderly, and the…

  7. LSCA Program Purposes: Needs and Intended Actions. Supplement 1 to Library Service to the People of New York State, October 1, 1988 through September 30, 1993.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New York State Library, Albany.

    Intended as a supplement to New York State's "Library Service to the People of New York State," this report identifies current library needs in New York and recommends actions for meeting those needs through the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) program. The focus is on Title I, and objectives and intended actions for public library…

  8. Zero to Three: Bulletin of the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs. Volume IX, Nos. 1-5, September, 1988-June, 1989.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zero to Three, 1989

    1989-01-01

    Five bulletins of the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs provide articles with the following titles and authors: "Motor Control as a Resource for Adaptive Coping" (G. Gordon Williamson et al.); "Fostering Emotional and Social Development in Infants with Disabilities" (Stanley Greenspan); "Dramatic Responses in a Safe Space: Helping…

  9. High energy physics program: Task A, Experiment and theory; Task B, Numerical simulation. Progress report, July 1, 1988--June 30, 1993

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-08-01

    This report discusses research in High Energy Physics at Florida State University. Contained in this paper are: highlights of activities during the past few years; five year summary; fixed target experiments; collider experiments; SSC preparation, detector development and detector construction; computing, networking and VAX upgrade to ALPHA; and particle theory programs.

  10. Direct-execution architecture for production systems

    SciTech Connect

    Underwood, W.E.; Merritt, M.J.

    1981-01-01

    In the artificial intelligence and robotics community a style of programming called event- or data-driven programming is widely used. Data-driven programs execute on a production system interpreter that is usually written in the list programming language LISP. The major inefficiencies of production systems are due to conventional computer architectures (designed for procedural programming) and the inefficiencies of LISP implementations. In this paper the authors explore the issues surrounding the design of a direct-execution architecture for production systems that might overcome some of these inefficiencies. 14 references.

  11. Executive Summary

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This report looks at the ways that credit-based transition programs (CBTPs) may help middle-and low-achieving students enter and succeed in college. It highlights promising practices used by CBTPs to help students who might have been considered noncollege-bound prepare for college credit course work. The report also discusses the challenges that…

  12. Executive Director Alumni Relations

    E-print Network

    Arnold, Jonathan

    and the department of Alumni Relations. The Executive Director will provide guidance and assist with the effortsExecutive Director Alumni Relations Enjoy Athens! Great schools Affordable housing Eclectic dining for the position of Executive Director of Alumni Relations. The Executive Director of Alumni Relations

  13. 1988 workshop on human-machine symbiotic systems proceedings

    SciTech Connect

    Parker, L.E.; Weisbin, C.R.

    1989-01-01

    This report presents the proceedings of the 1988 Workshop on Human-Machine Symbiotic Systems. Held December 5--6, 1988, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the workshop served as a forum for the discussion of several critical issues in human-machine symbiosis: human-machine communication, autonomous task planning and execution monitoring for heterogeneous agents, dynamic task allocation, human-machine system architecture, and machine learning via experience and human observation. The presentation of overview papers by invited keynote speakers provided a background for the breakout session discussions in these five areas. The full powers furnished by the speakers are included in the proceedings, along with written summaries of the group discussions that report session conclusions and recommendations for future work.

  14. Sediment-water interactions and their effects upon water quality. January 1979-March 1988 (citations from the NTIS data base). Report for January 1979-March 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-03-01

    This bibliography contains citations concerning contaminant transport and fate in hydraulic systems containing sediments. Topics include nutrient recycling, absorption, and desorption of a variety of contaminants, ion-exchange processes, and the utilization of transport models in contamination studies. Citations pertaining specifically to marine environments are excluded. (This updated bibliography contains 147 citations, 12 of which are new entries to the previous edition.)

  15. Executive Leadership for Women: Examining the Rhetoric and the Reality

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cocchio, Kathy L.

    2009-01-01

    This review was prompted by the significant under-representation of women in Canadian corporate executive positions and the University of Alberta's Executive Education and Lifelong Learning department's interest in determining whether a market exists for an executive education program designed specifically for women. I expected that I would find…

  16. Executive Function and the Promotion of Social-Emotional Competence

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Riggs, Nathaniel R.; Jahromi, Laudan B.; Razza, Rachel P.; Dillworth-Bart, Janean E.; Mueller, Ulrich

    2006-01-01

    Executive function is understood as an umbrella term encompassing a number of interrelated sub-skills necessary for purposeful, goal-directed activity. Research suggests a vital role for executive function in children's social-emotional development. However, executive function is rarely considered in models of intervention programs that attempt to…

  17. Gray-box extraction of execution graphs for anomaly detection

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Debin Gao; Michael K. Reiter; Dawn Xiaodong Song

    2004-01-01

    Many host-based anomaly detection systems monitor a process by observing the system calls it makes, and comparing these calls to a model of behavior for the program that the process should be executing. In this paper we introduce a new model of system call behavior, called an execution graph. The execution graph is the first such model that both requires

  18. Space medicine research publications: 1987-1988

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    A list of publications of investigators supported by the Biomedical Research and Clinical Programs of the Life Sciences Division, Office of Space Science and Applications is given. Included are publications entered into the Life Sciences Bibliographic Database by the George Washington University as of 31 December 1988. Principal Investigators whose research tasks resulted in publication are identified by asterisk. Publications are organized into the following subject areas: space physiology and countermeasures (cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuroscience, and regulatory physiology), space human factors, environmental health, radiation health, clinical medicine, and general space medicine.

  19. The astronaut of 1988. [training and selection

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Slayton, D. K.

    1973-01-01

    Past space exploration history is reviewed for a projection of requirements in astronaut training and selection in 1988. The categories of talent required for those space missions are listed as test pilots and operational pilots for the test phase of programs; flight engineers and mechanics for Space Shuttle and Space Stations; medical doctors as experimentators and crew members; medical technicians and nurses for support medical service; veterinarians and veterinary technicians; physisits, chemists and geologists; and military men and administrators. Multinational crews and participation of both sexes are anticipated.

  20. Computer-Based Cognitive Programs for Improvement of Memory, Processing Speed and Executive Function during Age-Related Cognitive Decline: A Meta-Analysis

    PubMed Central

    Shao, Yan-kun; Mang, Jing; Li, Pei-lan; Wang, Jie; Deng, Ting; Xu, Zhong-xin

    2015-01-01

    Background Several studies have assessed the effects of computer-based cognitive programs (CCP) in the management of age-related cognitive decline, but the role of CCP remains controversial. Therefore, this systematic review evaluated the evidence on the efficacy of CCP for age-related cognitive decline in healthy older adults. Methods Six electronic databases (through October 2014) were searched. The risk of bias was assessed using the Cochrane Collaboration tool. The standardized mean difference (SMD) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of a random-effects model were calculated. The heterogeneity was assessed using the Cochran Q statistic and quantified with the I2 index. Results Twelve studies were included in the current review and were considered as moderate to high methodological quality. The aggregated results indicate that CCP improves memory performance (SMD, 0.31; 95% CI 0.16 to 0.45; p < 0.0001) and processing speed (SMD, 0.50; 95% CI 0.14 to 0.87; p = 0.007) but not executive function (SMD, -0.12; 95% CI -0.33 to 0.09; p = 0.27). Furthermore, there were long-term gains in memory performance (SMD, 0.59; 95% CI 0.13 to 1.05; p = 0.01). Conclusion CCP may be a valid complementary and alternative therapy for age-related cognitive decline, especially for memory performance and processing speed. However, more studies with longer follow-ups are warranted to confirm the current findings. PMID:26098943

  1. A Study To Identify Desired Leadership Competencies for Future Chief Executive Officers of American Community and Junior Colleges.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Duncan, Ann Huberty

    In 1988, a study was conducted to identify the leadership competencies desired of future chief executive officers (CEO's) of American community and junior colleges. To collect data for the study, a literature review was conducted and interviews were conducted with CEO's, senior line executives, and governing board officers in 10 community and…

  2. Engineering Technology Education: Bibliography, 1988.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dyrud, Marilyn A.

    1989-01-01

    Lists articles and books related to engineering technology education published in 1988. Items are grouped administration, aeronautical, architectural, CAD/CAM, civil, computers, curriculum, electrical/electronics, industrial, industry/government/employers, instructional technology, laboratories, lasers, liberal studies, manufacturing, mechanical,…

  3. A Handbook of the Workplace Literacy Project, 1988-90.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Casasnovas-Bauer, Catherine; Thibodeau, Lynne

    The Orange County (Florida) Public Schools Workplace Literacy Project is described. The program, established to meet the training needs of the growing hotel and restaurant industry in central Florida, has served over 1,000 primarily limited-English-proficient, immigrant students during the 18-month period of October 1988 through March 1990.…

  4. Chapter 2 Forumula. 1988-89 Final Technical Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.

    Presented is the final technical report on the evaluation of the 1988-89 supplementary education programs of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District funded under Chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act. The following major findings are reported: (1) extracurricular transportation costs, which had been reduced by…

  5. Partnership for Rural Improvement: PRI in Transition. Annual Report 1979-80.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hagood, Richard A.; And Others

    Covering 1979-80, which was the final year of the initial four year grant period for the Partnership for Rural Improvement (PRI), this report details the major assessments and program adjustments made during that year. Several program developments of critical importance to understanding the transition occurring in PRI are highlighted in the…

  6. Selected DOE Headquarters publications, October 1979-January 1980

    SciTech Connect

    None

    1980-01-01

    Beginning with this issue (DOE/AD-0010/7), this publication provides cumulative listings of and an index to DOE headquarters publications issued since October 1979. (Publications issued during October 1977-September 1979 are covered in DOE/AD-0010/6). Three types of headquarters publications are included: publications dealing mainly with program and policy that are attributed to and issued by headquarters organizations, reports prepared by contractors to describe research and development work they have performed for the Department, and environmental development plans and impact statements. Certain publications have been omitted. They include such items as pamphlets, fact sheets, bulletins, newsletters, telephone directories, publications issued under the DOE/tr, CONF, DOE/JPL, and DOE/NASA codes, and weekly/monthly reports of the Energy Information Administration. (RWR)

  7. Annual environmental monitoring report of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Schleimer, G.E. (ed.)

    1980-06-01

    Monitoring data obtained for the calendar year 1979 are described, and general trends are discussed. The following areas are covered: accelerator produced radiation; radionuclide measurements and release (atmospheric, water, and sewer sampling); population dose equivalent resulting from LBL operations; and nonradioactive pollutants. Over the past several years the atmospheric sampling program has, with the exception of occasional known releases, yielded data which are within the range of normal background. The surface water program always yields results within the range of normal background. As no substantial changes in the quantities of radionuclides used are anticipated, no changes are expected in these observations.

  8. Rates and patterns of landscape change between 1972 and 1988 in the Changbai Mountain area of China and North Korea

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daolan Zheng; David O. Wallin; Zhanqing Hao

    1997-01-01

    Satellite imagery was used to quantify rates and patterns oflandscape change between 1972 and 1988 in the Changbai MountainReserve and its adjacent areas in the People‘s Republic of Chinaand North Korea. The 190,000 ha Reserve was established as anInternational Biosphere Reserve by The United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1979. It is themost important natural landscape remaining in

  9. Installation-restoration program Stage 3. Remedial investigation/feasibility study, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. Volume 1. Sections 1-4, text. Final report, March 1988-May 1990

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-05-01

    This report presents and discusses the results of a remedial investigation and feasibility study (RI/FS) for 32 sites at Elmendorf AFB, AK. Several sites were combined during the field investigation program; therefore a total of 29 sites are discussed in this RI/FS report. In addition several other locations were sampled and five additional wells were installed to determine basewide hydrogeology and background levels. The main contaminants found at the Elmendorf AFB sites included total petroleum hydrocarbons and other fuel contaminants such as benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, and xylenes; solvents such as trichloroethene and tetrachloroethene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons such as fluranthene and pyrene, and pesticides such as 4,4 -DDT and 4,4 -DDD. During the RI sites were prioritized according the level of contamination at each site. Of the new total of 29 sites, 5 were included in the FS and 7 of the sites were determined to need no further action. The remaining 17 require further investigation for better characterization and to ultimately complete either and FS or no further action documentation.

  10. Energy R and D programme: energy conservation research. survey of results (1975-1979) and compilation of selected new projects (1979-1983)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zegers

    2008-01-01

    The projects (contracts) of the first energy conservation R and D program (1975-1979) dealt with: improvements to the insulation of buildings, heat-pumps, urban transport, recovery of residual heat, recycling of materials, production of energy from waste, industrial processes, and energy storage. A summary of the results and abstracts of the Final Reports are presented. Titles of R and D proposals

  11. Children at the Center: Final Report of the National Day Care Study. Executive Summary.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

    This executive summary of the final report of the National Day Care Study (NDCS) of March 1979 summarizes findings and policy recommendations, gives the background to the study and presents findings on quality and costs of center-based day care. Recommendations for federal regulations for preschool children, infants and toddlers, center…

  12. Measures to promote literacy and primary education among women, 1988.

    PubMed

    1988-01-01

    In 1988, the Government of Nepal introduced the following measures to promote literacy and primary education among women: 1) provision of scholarships for 5% of female enrollees; 2) provision of school uniforms for deserving primary school girls; 3) promotion of women's teacher training programs; 4) nonformal education programs for adult women; and 5) initiation of a campaign to encourage parents in remote areas to send their daughters to school. PMID:12289218

  13. Flow-induced vibration for light-water reactors. Progress report, April 1978-December 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Schardt, J. F.

    1980-03-01

    Flow-Induced vibration for Light Water Reactors (FIV for LWRs) is a four-year program designed to improve the FIV performance of light water reactors through the development of design criteria, analytical models for predicting behavior of components, general scaling laws to improve the accuracy of reduced-scale tests, and the identification of high FIV risk areas. The program commenced December 1, 1976, but was suspended on September 30, 1978, due to a shift in Department of Energy (DOE) priorities away from LWR productivity/availability. It was reinitiated as of August 1, 1979. This progress report summarizes the accomplishments achieved during the period from April 1978 to December 1979.

  14. Review of the 1988 workshop on human-machine symbiotic systems

    SciTech Connect

    Parker, L.E.; Weisbin, C.R.

    1989-01-01

    This report presents a review of the 1988 Workshop on Human-Machine Symbiotic Systems. Held December 5--6, 1988 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the workshop served as a forum for the discussion of several critical issues in human-machine symbiosis: human-machine communication, autonomous task planning and execution monitoring for heterogeneous agents, dynamic task allocation, human-machine system architecture, and machine learning via experience and human observation. The presentation of overview papers by invited keynote speakers provided a background for the breakout session discussions in these five areas. A summary of the conclusions and recommendations for future work resulting from the workshop is reported. 6 refs.

  15. High Avidity CD8+ T Cells Efficiently Eliminate Motile HIV-Infected Targets and Execute a Locally Focused Program of Anti-Viral Function

    PubMed Central

    Foley, Maria Hottelet; Forcier, Talitha; McAndrew, Elizabeth; Gonzalez, Michael; Chen, Huabiao; Juelg, Boris; Walker, Bruce D.; Irvine, Darrell J.

    2014-01-01

    The dissemination of HIV from an initial site of infection is facilitated by motile HIV-infected CD4+ T-cells. However, the impact of infected target cell migration on antigen recognition by HIV-specific CD8+ T-cells is unclear. Using a 3D in vitro model of tissue, we visualized dynamic interactions between HIV-infected or peptide-pulsed CD4+ T-cells and HIV-specific CD8+ T-cells. CTLs engaged motile HIV-infected targets, but ?50% of targets broke contact and escaped. In contrast, immobilized target cells were readily killed, indicating target motility directly inhibits CD8+ T-cell function. Strong calcium signals occurred in CTLs killing a motile target but calcium signaling was weak or absent in CTLs which permitted target escape. Neutralization of adhesion receptors LFA-1 and CD58 inhibited CD8+ T-cell function within the 3D matrix, demonstrating that efficient motile target lysis as dependent on adhesive engagement of targets. Antigen sensitivity (a convolution of antigen density, TCR avidity and CD8 coreceptor binding) is also critical for target recognition. We modulated this parameter (known as functional avidity but referred to here as “avidity” for the sake of simplicity) by exploiting common HIV escape mutations and measured their impact on CTL function at the single-cell level. Targets pulsed with low avidity mutant antigens frequently escaped while CTLs killed targets bearing high avidity antigen with near-perfect efficiency. CTLs engaged, arrested, and killed an initial target bearing high avidity antigen within minutes, but serial killing was surprisingly rare. CD8 cells remained committed to their initial dead target for hours, accumulating TCR signals that sustained secretion of soluble antiviral factors. These data indicate that high-avidity CD8+ T-cells execute an antiviral program in the precise location where antigen has been sensed: CTL effector functions are spatiotemporally coordinated with an early lytic phase followed by a sustained stationary secretory phase to control local viral infection. PMID:24551068

  16. 1988 DOE model conference proceedings: Volume 3

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-01-01

    These Proceedings of the October 3 - 7, 1988, DOE Model Conference are a compilation of the papers that were presented in the technical or poster sessions at the conference. Papers and posters not submitted for publication are not included in the Proceedings. The Table of Contents lists the titles of papers as well as the names of the presenters. These individuals are not, in all cases, the primary authors of the papers published. The actual title pages, appearing later with the papers, show the primary author(s) and all co-authors. The papers in all three volumes of the proceedings appear as they were originally submitted for publication and have not been edited or changed in any way. Topics included in Volume 3 include treatment of soils, waste characterization and certification, waste minimization site remediation management plans and programs, and training programs.

  17. Electric power monthly, June 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-09-15

    Total net generation by electric utilities in the United States for the month of June 1988 was 232,183 gigawatthours, 3 percent higher than the amount reported a year ago. Although temperatures (measured by cooling degree days) for June 1988 were 9 percent warmer than normal, they were 3 percent cooler than for June 1987. A large portion of that higher demand for electricity was met by nuclear-powered generation. Net generation from nuclear power during June 1988 (44,079 gigawatthours) was only 1 percent below the record set in January of this year, and 21 percent above that reported in June 1987 (36,560 gigawatthours). The only energy source other than nuclear that reported higher levels of net generation during June 1988 was coal, up 2 percent over the same period last year. Warmer-than-normal temperatures did, however, have an affect on various parts of the country. For example, on Wednesday, June 22, 1988, unseasonably high temperatures forced the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland Interconnection (PJM) into a system-wide 5-percent voltage reduction for 2 hours. Contributing to that reduction in voltage was the shutdown of the Three Mile Island, Unit 1, for refueling and the closing of the Peach Bottom Units 2 and 3 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Three Mile Island, Unit 1, normally provides the PJM system with about 800 megawatts while the two Peach Bottom units, combined, provide approximately 2100 megawatts. 10 refs., 1 fig., 27 tabs.

  18. Ecomp Executive Compensation Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Ecomp Executive Compensation Database allows users to research the compensation and net-worth of executives. Users may search the database by company name or ticker symbol, as well as by state, sector, and industry pull-down menus. Search returns list compensation summaries for the top executives, including salary, bonus, and total compensation. Clicking on the executive's name will give a more detailed summary, including restricted stock, LTIP payouts, and value realized for options exercised. All numbers are for 1999.

  19. Solar thermal power systems. Annual technical progress report, FY 1979

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    Braun, Gerald W.

    1980-06-01

    The Solar Thermal Power Systems Program is the key element in the national effort to establish solar thermal conversion technologies within the major sectors of the national energy market. It provides for the development of concentrating mirror/lens heat collection and conversion technologies for both central and dispersed receiver applications to produce electricity, provide heat at its point of use in industrial processes, provide heat and electricity in combination for industrial, commercial, and residential needs, and ultimately, drive processes for production of liquid and gaseous fuels. This report is the second Annual Technical Progress Report for the Solar Thermal Power Systems Program and is structured according to the organization of the Solar Thermal Power Systems Program on September 30, 1979. Emphasis is on the technical progress of the projects rather than on activities and individual contractor efforts. Each project description indicates its place in the Solar Thermal Power Systems Program, a brief history, the significant achievements and real progress during FY 1979, also future project activities as well as anticipated significant achievements are forecast. (WHK)

  20. Jet Propulsion Laboratory 1988 ANNUAL REPORT

    E-print Network

    Waliser, Duane E.

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 1988 ANNUAL REPORT #12;Cover: The 70 and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the penod January 1 through December 31, 1988. JET PROPULSION LABORATORY California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California #12;Director·s Message

  1. 7 CFR 1944.409 - Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) HOUSING Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants § 1944.409 Executive Order 12372. The self-help program is subject to the provision...Web site, new applicants for the self-help program must submit their Statement...

  2. 7 CFR 1944.409 - Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) HOUSING Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants § 1944.409 Executive Order 12372. The self-help program is subject to the provision...office), new applicants for the self-help program must submit their...

  3. 7 CFR 1944.409 - Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) HOUSING Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants § 1944.409 Executive Order 12372. The self-help program is subject to the provision...Web site, new applicants for the self-help program must submit their Statement...

  4. 7 CFR 1944.409 - Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) HOUSING Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants § 1944.409 Executive Order 12372. The self-help program is subject to the provision...Web site, new applicants for the self-help program must submit their Statement...

  5. 7 CFR 1944.409 - Executive Order 12372.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) HOUSING Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants § 1944.409 Executive Order 12372. The self-help program is subject to the provision...office), new applicants for the self-help program must submit their...

  6. Toward synthesizing executable models in biology.

    PubMed

    Fisher, Jasmin; Piterman, Nir; Bodik, Rastislav

    2014-01-01

    Over the last decade, executable models of biological behaviors have repeatedly provided new scientific discoveries, uncovered novel insights, and directed new experimental avenues. These models are computer programs whose execution mechanistically simulates aspects of the cell's behaviors. If the observed behavior of the program agrees with the observed biological behavior, then the program explains the phenomena. This approach has proven beneficial for gaining new biological insights and directing new experimental avenues. One advantage of this approach is that techniques for analysis of computer programs can be applied to the analysis of executable models. For example, one can confirm that a model agrees with experiments for all possible executions of the model (corresponding to all environmental conditions), even if there are a huge number of executions. Various formal methods have been adapted for this context, for example, model checking or symbolic analysis of state spaces. To avoid manual construction of executable models, one can apply synthesis, a method to produce programs automatically from high-level specifications. In the context of biological modeling, synthesis would correspond to extracting executable models from experimental data. We survey recent results about the usage of the techniques underlying synthesis of computer programs for the inference of biological models from experimental data. We describe synthesis of biological models from curated mutation experiment data, inferring network connectivity models from phosphoproteomic data, and synthesis of Boolean networks from gene expression data. While much work has been done on automated analysis of similar datasets using machine learning and artificial intelligence, using synthesis techniques provides new opportunities such as efficient computation of disambiguating experiments, as well as the ability to produce different kinds of models automatically from biological data. PMID:25566538

  7. Grid Task Execution

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hu, Chaumin

    2007-01-01

    IPG Execution Service is a framework that reliably executes complex jobs on a computational grid, and is part of the IPG service architecture designed to support location-independent computing. The new grid service enables users to describe the platform on which they need a job to run, which allows the service to locate the desired platform, configure it for the required application, and execute the job. After a job is submitted, users can monitor it through periodic notifications, or through queries. Each job consists of a set of tasks that performs actions such as executing applications and managing data. Each task is executed based on a starting condition that is an expression of the states of other tasks. This formulation allows tasks to be executed in parallel, and also allows a user to specify tasks to execute when other tasks succeed, fail, or are canceled. The two core components of the Execution Service are the Task Database, which stores tasks that have been submitted for execution, and the Task Manager, which executes tasks in the proper order, based on the user-specified starting conditions, and avoids overloading local and remote resources while executing tasks.

  8. Concurrent Single-Executable CCSM with MPH Library

    SciTech Connect

    He, Yun; Ding, Chris H.Q.

    2006-05-15

    Community Climate System Model (CCSM) is currently a multi-executable system based on the Multi-Program Multi-Data (MPMD) mechanism. Each component is compiled into a separate executable. MPMD is normally cumbersome in usage and vendor support is sometimes limited or completely unavailable, such as on BlueGene/L. Also smaller groups and institutions would like to run CCSM locally, rather than relying on large computer centers. So, single-executable CCSM is under request. We are developing a multi-executable and single-executable coexisting version of CCSM. In single-executable, each component is organized as a subroutine, which is called from a master program. Different components run simultaneously. This is accomplished by redesigning the top level CCSM structures using the Multi-Program Handshaking (MPH) library.

  9. In Neural Networks, vol. 1, S1, p.552, 1988. ON THE EXPEDIENT USE OF NEURAL NETWORKS. Tony

    E-print Network

    Martinez, Tony R.

    In Neural Networks, vol. 1, S1, p.552, 1988. ON THE EXPEDIENT USE OF NEURAL NETWORKS. Tony Martinez computer, calculators, special purpose logic devices, neural networks, etc. Each differs in its mechanism applications. Neural network features include parallel execution, adaptive learning, generalization, etc

  10. Baldrige Executive Fellows Program -Prospectus Program Purpose

    E-print Network

    planning; sustainability; core competencies; customer engagement; employee engagement; integration-Carlton, Pentagon City, VA Leading for Engagement (Customer and Workforce) April 6-7, 2014: Baldrige Quest competencies, strategic advantages, strategy, and sustainability, in your company Commit to active engagement

  11. The 1988 Fires in Yellowstone

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dress, Abby

    2008-01-01

    The 1988 fires at Yellowstone National Park burned 1.4 million acres in the tri-state areas of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho--encompassing the greater Yellowstone area--and burned some 800,000 acres within the park itself (Franke 2000). This article discusses this extraordinary fire event and contains helpful resources for bringing the science of…

  12. R Coronae Borealis in 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Fernie, J.D. (David Dunlap Observatory, Richmond Hill (Canada))

    1990-02-01

    UBV photometry of R CrB on 99 nights during 1988 is presented. The star was close to maximum light during these 5 months and showed its usual small variability of about 0.2 mag in V. However, a period analysis reveals no sign of the customary 44-day period; instead, periods of about 59, 31, and possibly 23 days were present.

  13. Oil and gas taxation 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Klingstedt, J.P.; Brock, H.P.; Mark, R.S.

    1988-01-01

    This book was created in response to the need for a practical guide through the maze of regulations affecting the petroleum industry. The 1988 edition reflects the changes made by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, along with other recent regulations, rulings, and court decisions.

  14. 1988-89 Basic Agenda.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Randall, John D.; And Others

    The "Basic Agenda" of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (CCC) is developed annually to establish priorities for the community college system and act as the Board's chief policy-making document. The 1988-89 agenda identifies 20 major issues facing the colleges and offers concrete solutions for their resolution during the…

  15. Yearbook 1988. IWGIA: 20 Years.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gray, Andrew

    The theme of this yearbook is the work of the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) during the 20 years of its existence and the enormous growth of the indigenous movement in that time. Section 1 traces IWGIA's history and includes the annual report for 1988. Section 2 is a global view of the main events in the indigenous world…

  16. Christopher Scarfe, 1941-1988

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Lambert

    1988-01-01

    Tragedy of major proportion befell the family of Chris Scarfe and the University of Alberta, Canada, at 8 a.m. on July 20, 1988, when an errant car killed Chris instantly while he was out jogging on his way to work.Born in England, Chris graduated at the University of Durham, beginning his career in experimental petrology with Peter Wyllie at the

  17. Minerals Yearbook, 1988. Boron

    SciTech Connect

    Lyday, P.A.

    1988-01-01

    U.S. production and sales of boron minerals and chemicals decreased during the year. Glass-fiber insulation was the largest use for borates, followed by sales to distributors, textile-grade glass fibers, and borosilicate glasses. California was the only domestic source of boron minerals. The report discusses the following: domestic data coverage; legislation and government programs; domestic production; comsumption and uses; prices; foreign trade; world capacity; world review--Argentina, Chile, France, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom; Technology.

  18. The Senior Executive Service

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    A major innovation of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 was the creation of a Senior Executive Service (SES). The purpose of the SES is both simple and bold: to attract executives of the highest quality into Federal service and to retain them by providing outstanding opportunities for career growth and reward. The SES is intended to: provide greater authority in managing executive resources; attract and retain highly competent executives, and assign them where they will effectively accomplish their missions and best use their talents; provide for systematic development of executives; hold executives accountable for individual and organizational performance; reward outstanding performers and remove poor performers; and provide for an executive merit system free of inappropriate personnel practices and arbitrary actions. This Handbook summarizes the key features of the SES at NASA. It is intended as a special welcome to new appointees and also as a general reference document. It contains an overview of SES management at NASA, including the Executive Resources Board and the Performance Review Board, which are mandated by law to carry out key SES functions. In addition, assistance is provided by a Senior Executive Committee in certain reviews and decisions and by Executive Position Managers in day-to-day administration and oversight.

  19. CUMBIN - CUMULATIVE BINOMIAL PROGRAMS

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bowerman, P. N.

    1994-01-01

    The cumulative binomial program, CUMBIN, is one of a set of three programs which calculate cumulative binomial probability distributions for arbitrary inputs. The three programs, CUMBIN, NEWTONP (NPO-17556), and CROSSER (NPO-17557), can be used independently of one another. CUMBIN can be used by statisticians and users of statistical procedures, test planners, designers, and numerical analysts. The program has been used for reliability/availability calculations. CUMBIN calculates the probability that a system of n components has at least k operating if the probability that any one operating is p and the components are independent. Equivalently, this is the reliability of a k-out-of-n system having independent components with common reliability p. CUMBIN can evaluate the incomplete beta distribution for two positive integer arguments. CUMBIN can also evaluate the cumulative F distribution and the negative binomial distribution, and can determine the sample size in a test design. CUMBIN is designed to work well with all integer values 0 < k <= n. To run the program, the user simply runs the executable version and inputs the information requested by the program. The program is not designed to weed out incorrect inputs, so the user must take care to make sure the inputs are correct. Once all input has been entered, the program calculates and lists the result. The CUMBIN program is written in C. It was developed on an IBM AT with a numeric co-processor using Microsoft C 5.0. Because the source code is written using standard C structures and functions, it should compile correctly with most C compilers. The program format is interactive. It has been implemented under DOS 3.2 and has a memory requirement of 26K. CUMBIN was developed in 1988.

  20. Job Training Quarterly Survey. JTPA Title IIA and III Enrollments and Terminations during the First Three Quarters of PY 1988 (July 1988-March 1989).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development.

    This document contains 36 tables that summarize some of the characteristics and experiences of persons who participated in training programs authorized under Titles IIA and III of the job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) during the first three quarters of program (PY) 1988. The data were obtained through the job Training Quarterly Survey (JTQS) and…

  1. Environmental radionuclide concentrations in the vicinity of the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station: 1979-1980

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. I. McLean; T. E. Magette; S. G. Zobel

    1983-01-01

    The Power Plant Siting Program conducts radiological analyses of environmental samples collected from the Susquehanna River and Upper Chesapeake Bay. These studies were initiated in 1979 to determine the radioecological impact of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station and the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station on the Maryland environment. Collections of sediments, finfish, shellfish, aquatic mammals, aquatic vegetation and waterfowl

  2. Asbestos School Hazard Detection and Control Act of 1979. 96th Congress, 1st Session.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.

    This report by the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives endorses H.R. 3282, the Asbestos School Hazard Detection and Control Act of 1979, and also presents minority views of ten members of the committee. The purpose of this legislation is to authorize a systematic federal program for identifying and controlling…

  3. Selected Bibliography of Arab Educational Materials, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1979.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Al-Ahram Center for Scientific Translations, Cairo (Egypt).

    This annotated bibliography lists educational materials from Arab countries. Items cited were published in 1979 and include journal articles, newspaper articles, government publications, and monographs. Topics dealt with include the following: Arabic language and writing, children's books, children's radio programs, elementary and secondary…

  4. Continuing Education Activities of the University of British Columbia, 1978-1979.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.

    Continuing education opportunities offered by the University of British Columbia (UBC) are summarized in this third comprehensive annual report for the year September 1978 to August 1979. The university administers a decentralized program encompassing several university offices, community resource centers, and individual faculty members. Evening,…

  5. innovation@workTM January December 2013 | executive.mit.edu

    E-print Network

    Polz, Martin

    innovation@workTM January ­ December 2013 | executive.mit.edu program GUIDE Programs for Organizations (pg. 5) Executive Certificates (pg. 3) Management and Leadership Strategy and Innovation Executives (pg. 4) Big Data: Making Complex Things Simpler NEW (pg. 7) Energy Innovation: MIT's Approach

  6. Reasoning about Concurrent Execution Prioritized Interrupts, and Exogenous Actions in the Situation Calculus

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Giuseppe De Giacomo; Yves Lespérance; Hector J. Levesque

    1997-01-01

    As an alternative to planning, an approach to high- level agent control based on concurrent program execution is considered. A formal definition in the situation calculus of such a programming language is presented and illustrated with a detailed exam­ ple. The language includes facilities for prioritizing the concurrent execution, interrupting the execution when certain conditions become true, and dealing with

  7. Planetary geosciences, 1988

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Zuber, Maria T. (editor); Plescia, Jeff L. (editor); James, Odette B. (editor); Macpherson, Glenn (editor)

    1989-01-01

    Research topics within the NASA Planetary Geosciences Program are presented. Activity in the fields of planetary geology, geophysics, materials, and geochemistry is covered. The investigator's current research efforts, the importance of that work in understanding a particular planetary geoscience problem, the context of that research, and the broader planetary geoscience effort is described. As an example, theoretical modelling of the stability of water ice within the Martian regolith, the applicability of that work to understanding Martian volatiles in general, and the geologic history of Mars is discussed.

  8. FIRE Science Results 1988

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mcdougal, David S. (editor); Wagner, H. Scott (editor)

    1990-01-01

    FIRE (First ISCCP Regional Experiment) is a U.S. cloud-radiation program that seeks to address the issues of a basic understanding and parameterizations of cirrus and marine stratocumulus cloud systems and ISCCP data products. The papers describe research analysis of data collected at the 1986 Cirrus Intensive Field Observations (IFO), the 1987 Marine Stratocumulus IFO, and the Extended Time Observations. The papers are grouped into sessions on satellite studies, lidar/radiative properties/microphysical studies, radiative properties, thermodynamic and dynamic properties, case studies, and large scale environment and modeling studies.

  9. The Execution Tapes

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Website from the radio documentary Website Soundportraits.org examines the chilling recordings of executions that were recorded on audio in Jackson, Georgia over the last few decades. In addition to audio of "botched" executions -- executions that had to be "reinitiated" or terminated due to a failure of the apparatus to effect the convicted's death -- the Website provides audio of Ray Suarez' NPR report, roundtable discussions by prominent members of the media and activists, a selection of prisoner's last statements, and the complete audio for all 22 executions. These include audio footage from the prisoner's cell, the warden's "command post," and the death chamber. As recent events in the news cause the nation once again to turn its attention to the question of the validity of capital punishment as well as the value (or detriment) of public executions, Execution Tapes provides a sobering documentation of what is at stake.

  10. Tobacco industry sociological programs to influence public beliefs about smoking

    PubMed Central

    Glantz, Stanton; Landman, Anne; Cortese, Daniel K

    2008-01-01

    The multinational tobacco companies responded to arguments about the social costs of smoking and hazards of secondhand smoke by quietly implementing the Social Costs/Social Values project (1979–1989), which relied upon the knowledge and authoritative power of social scientists to construct an alternate cultural repertoire of smoking. Social scientists created and disseminated non-health based, pro-tobacco arguments without fully acknowledging their relationship with the industry. After the U.S. Surgeon General concluded that nicotine was addictive in 1988, the industry responded by forming “Associates for Research in the Science of Enjoyment” (c.1988–1999), whose members toured the world promoting the health benefits of the use of legal substances, including tobacco, for stress relief and relaxation, without acknowledging the industry’s role. In this paper we draw on previously secret tobacco industry documents, now available on the internet to show how both of these programs utilized academic sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers and economists, and allowed the industry to develop and widely disseminate friendly research through credible channels. Strategies included creating favorable surveys and opinions, infusing them into the lay press and media through press releases, articles and conferences, publishing, promoting and disseminating books, commissioning and placing favorable book reviews, providing media training for book authors and organizing media tours. These programs allowed the tobacco industry to affect public and academic discourse on the social acceptability of smoking. PMID:18164524

  11. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory: Progress report for FY 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Green, D.W.; Heinrich, R.R.; Graczyk, D.G.; Lindahl, P.C.; Erickson, M.D.

    1988-12-01

    The purpose of this report is to summarize the activities of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (ACL) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for fiscal year 1988 (October 1987 through September 1988). The Analytical Chemistry Laboratory is a full-cost recovery service center, with the primary mission of providing a broad range of analytical chemistry support services to the scientific and engineering programs at ANL. In addition, the ACL conducts a research program in analytical chemistry, works on instrumental and methods development, and provides analytical services for governmental, educational, and industrial organizations. The ACL handles a wide range of analytical problems, from routine standard analyses to unique problems that require significant development of methods and techniques.

  12. Atmospheric angular momentum fluctuations during 1979-1988 simulated by global circulation models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Hide; J. O. Dickey; S. L. Marcus; R. D. Rosen; D. A. Salstein

    1997-01-01

    Changes in major global dynamical phenomena in the Earth's atmosphere are manifested in the time series of atmospheric angular momentum (AAM), as determined directly from meteorological observations and indirectly from geodetic observations of small fluctuations in the rotation of the solid Earth which are proportional to length of day. AAM fluctuations are intimately linked with energetic processes throughout the whole

  13. Atmospheric angular momentum fluctuations during 1979–1988 simulated by global circulation models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Hide; J. O. Dickey; S. L. Marcus; R. D. Rosen; D. A. Salstein

    1998-01-01

    This note summarizes the main findings of an investigation described in detail in a recently-published paper (Hide et al. 1997) and presented at a symposium on “Modelling of global change phenomena with observational geodetic and geophysical constraints” held during the 1997 Congress in Vienna of the European Geophysical Society.Changes in major global dynamical phenomena in the Earth's atmosphere are manifested

  14. Atmospheric angular momentum fluctuations during 1979–1988 simulated by global circulation models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Hide; J. O. Dickey; S. L. Marcus; R. D. Rosen; D. A. Salstein

    1997-01-01

    Changes in major global dynamical phenomena in the Earth's atmosphere are mani- fested in the time series of atmospheric angular momentum (AAM), as determined directly from meteorological observations and indirectly from geodetic observations of small fluctuations in the rotation of the solid Earth which are proportional to length of day. AAM fluctuations are inti- mately linked with energetic processes throughout

  15. Food Safety and Sanitation Audiovisuals. January 1979-December 1988. Quick Bibliography Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Updegrove, Natalie

    The citations in this annotated bibliography focus on hygiene and sanitation in the preparation of food and standards for food service to the public. Materials cited can be obtained through interlibrary loan through a local library or directly from the National Agricultural Library. The bibliography was derived from online searches of the AGRICOLA…

  16. Fossil energy program. Summary document

    SciTech Connect

    None

    1980-05-01

    This program summary document presents a comprehensive overview of the research, development, and demonstration (RD and D) activities that will be performed in FY 1981 by the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (ASFE), US Department of Energy (DOE). The ASFE technology programs for the fossil resources of coal, petroleum (including oil shale) and gas have been established with the goal of making substantive contributions to the nation's future supply and efficienty use of energy. On April 29, 1977, the Administration submitted to Congress the National Energy Plan (NEP) and accompanying legislative proposals designed to establish a coherent energy policy structure for the United States. Congress passed the National Energy Act (NEA) on October 15, 1978, which allows implementation of the vital parts of the NEP. The NEP was supplemented by additional energy policy statements culminating in the President's address on July 15, 1979, presenting a program to further reduce dependence on imported petroleum. The passage of the NEA-related energy programs represent specific steps by the Administration and Congress to reorganize, redirect, and clarify the role of the Federal Government in the formulation and execution of national energy policy and programs. The energy technology RD and D prog4rams carried out by ASFE are an important part of the Federal Government's effort to provide the combination and amounts of energy resources needed to ensure national security and continued economic growth.

  17. NEWTONP - CUMULATIVE BINOMIAL PROGRAMS

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bowerman, P. N.

    1994-01-01

    The cumulative binomial program, NEWTONP, is one of a set of three programs which calculate cumulative binomial probability distributions for arbitrary inputs. The three programs, NEWTONP, CUMBIN (NPO-17555), and CROSSER (NPO-17557), can be used independently of one another. NEWTONP can be used by statisticians and users of statistical procedures, test planners, designers, and numerical analysts. The program has been used for reliability/availability calculations. NEWTONP calculates the probably p required to yield a given system reliability V for a k-out-of-n system. It can also be used to determine the Clopper-Pearson confidence limits (either one-sided or two-sided) for the parameter p of a Bernoulli distribution. NEWTONP can determine Bayesian probability limits for a proportion (if the beta prior has positive integer parameters). It can determine the percentiles of incomplete beta distributions with positive integer parameters. It can also determine the percentiles of F distributions and the midian plotting positions in probability plotting. NEWTONP is designed to work well with all integer values 0 < k <= n. To run the program, the user simply runs the executable version and inputs the information requested by the program. NEWTONP is not designed to weed out incorrect inputs, so the user must take care to make sure the inputs are correct. Once all input has been entered, the program calculates and lists the result. It also lists the number of iterations of Newton's method required to calculate the answer within the given error. The NEWTONP program is written in C. It was developed on an IBM AT with a numeric co-processor using Microsoft C 5.0. Because the source code is written using standard C structures and functions, it should compile correctly with most C compilers. The program format is interactive. It has been implemented under DOS 3.2 and has a memory requirement of 26K. NEWTONP was developed in 1988.

  18. MAPS EXECUTIVE 1979-1995 TITLE 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83

    E-print Network

    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Bell Robyn Tebbutt V.P. (External) Sheila Smith Antoinette Somo Pegi O'Grady Serafini Linda Dickinson Treasurer Gordon Miller Chris Erskine Pegi O'Grady Serafini Antoinette Somo Sharon Bell Past President Michael Westcott Elaine Marion Jeanette Button Jeanette Button Past President David Moore Anna Marinelli 1

  19. Rats Exert Executive Control.

    PubMed

    Carels, Vanessa M; DeWeese, Michael R

    2015-06-17

    In this issue of Neuron, Duan et al. (2015) introduce a novel rodent model of executive control. Their neural recordings provide direct evidence for the task-set inertia theory and suggest a crucial role for the superior colliculus in executive control. PMID:26087159

  20. Identifying Executable Plans

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bedrax-Weiss, Tania; Jonsson, Ari K.; Frank, Jeremy D.; McGann, Conor

    2003-01-01

    Generating plans for execution imposes a different set of requirements on the planning process than those imposed by planning alone. In highly unpredictable execution environments, a fully-grounded plan may become inconsistent frequently when the world fails to behave as expected. Intelligent execution permits making decisions when the most up-to-date information is available, ensuring fewer failures. Planning should acknowledge the capabilities of the execution system, both to ensure robust execution in the face of uncertainty, which also relieves the planner of the burden of making premature commitments. We present Plan Identification Functions (PIFs), which formalize what it means for a plan to be executable, md are used in conjunction with a complete model of system behavior to halt the planning process when an executable plan is found. We describe the implementation of plan identification functions for a temporal, constraint-based planner. This particular implementation allows the description of many different plan identification functions. characteristics crf the xectieonfvii rnm-enft,h e best plan to hand to the execution system will contain more or less commitment and information.