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1

Testing Concept of a Taxiing Control System, Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The requirements and testing necessary for the design of a ground traffic control system are addressed. Work is focused on the following: construction of a planning, monitoring, and guidance system for ground traffic on the airfield; construction of a sys...

A. Becker

1993-01-01

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Summary of Basis for ORTHO T. cruzi ELISA Test System ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... Additional testing for Leishmania, Malaria, Syphilis, and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis (P. brasiliensis) should be considered. ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts

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The Test Validation Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Common rates employed in classificatory testing are the true positive rate (TPR), false positive rate (FPR), positive predictive power (PPP), and negative predictive power (NPP). FPR and TPR are estimated from research samples representing populations to be distinguished by classificatory testing. PPP and NPP are used by clinicians to classify

Frederick, Richard I.; Bowden, Stephen C.

2009-01-01

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The Test Validation Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Common rates employed in classificatory testing are the true positive rate (TPR), false positive rate (FPR), positive predictive power (PPP), and negative predictive power (NPP). FPR and TPR are estimated from research samples representing populations to be distinguished by classificatory testing. PPP and NPP are used by clinicians to classify

Frederick, Richard I.; Bowden, Stephen C.

2009-01-01

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Nuclear testing: Executive summary  

SciTech Connect

The authors have examined the experimental and analytic bases for understanding the performance of each of the weapon types that are currently planned to remain in the US enduring nuclear stockpile. They have also examined whether continued underground tests at various nuclear yield thresholds would add significantly to the confidence in this stockpile in the years ahead. The starting point for this examination was a detailed review of past experience in developing and testing modern nuclear weapons, their certification and recertification processes, their performance margins, and evidence of aging or other trends over time for each weapon type in the enduring stockpile. The findings, as summarized in Conclusions 1 through 6, are consistent with US agreement to enter into a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) of unending duration, that includes a standard ``supreme national interest`` clause. Recognizing that the challenge of maintaining an effective nuclear stockpile for an indefinite period without benefit of underground tests is an important and also a new one, the US should affirm its readiness to invoke the supreme national interest clause should the need arise as a result of unanticipated technical problems in the enduring stockpile.

Drell, S.; Cornwall, J.; Dyson, F. [and others

1995-08-01

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Conclusions from the Evaluation and Testing of the Swedish Mobile Lidar System: Summary Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A mobile lidar system was constructed in 1979. A two and a half year period of evaluation, testing and improving of this system was carried out. The conclusions from the evaluation of the lidar system and the lidar technique are presented. The functioning...

K. Fredriksson

1982-01-01

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Conclusions from the evaluation and testing of the Swedish mobile lidar system: Summary report  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A mobile lidar system was constructed in 1979. A two and a half year period of evaluation, testing and improving of this system was carried out. The conclusions from the evaluation of the lidar system and the lidar technique are presented. The functioning of the system is critically examined, and the activities in the evaluation and testing process are listed. Some examples of measurements are given and the measurement accuracy is discussed. The sphere of plication of the technique for monitoring atmospheric pollutants is discussed and the continuing research and routine applications are briefly outlined.

Fredriksson, K.

1982-11-01

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Automotive Collision Avoidance System Field Operational Test: Warning Cue Implementation Summary Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents the human factors work conducted from January to June 2001 to design and evaluate the driver-vehicle-interface (DVI) for the Automotive Collision Avoidance System Field Operational Test (ACAS FOT) program. The objective was to develo...

2002-01-01

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Summary of the Results of Crash Tests Performed on the Connecticut Impact Attenuation System (CIAS).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report summarizes the results of nine full-scale crash tests performed on the Connecticut Impact Attenuation System (CIAS). Tests were performed in accordance with the requirements of TRB Circular 191 and NCHRP Report 230. Design changes based on the ...

J. F. Carney C. E. Dougan

1983-01-01

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Photovoltaic energy systems. Program summary  

SciTech Connect

The DOE Photovoltaic Energy Systems Program is designed to expand as rapidly as possible the commercial use of photovoltaic systems through a program of research, process development in support of the manufacturing industry, tests and applications, and general support of market development. The objective of the Photovoltaic Energy Systems Program is to reduce system costs to a competitive level in both distributed and centralized grid-connected applications. The Program is also examining the technical, institutional, legal, environmental and social issues involved in fostering widespread adoption of photovoltaic energy systems. Activities of the program are divided into the following subprograms: advanced research and development; technology development; systems engineering and standards; test and applications; commercialization; and planning, assessment, and integration. Summary sheets for each of the contracts in this program are presented. The summaries include project title, contractor, contract number, funding, principal investigator, and a brief description of the contract. (WHK)

Not Available

1980-01-01

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Geothermal direct applications hardware systems development and testing. 1979 summary report  

SciTech Connect

Activities performed during calendar year 1979 for the hardware system development and testing task are presented. The fluidized bed technology was applied to the drying of potato by-products and to the exchange of heat to air in the space heating experiment. Geothermal water was flashed to steam and also used as the prime energy source in the steam distillation of peppermint oil. Geothermal water temperatures as low as 112.8/sup 0/C were utilized to distill alcohol from sugar beet juice, and lower temperature water provided air conditioning through an absorption air conditioning system. These experiments are discussed.

Keller, J.G.

1980-03-01

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In-place filter testing summary  

SciTech Connect

The most common method of identifying particle penetration through a filter or adsorber system is through the performance of a periodic penetration test, i.e., in-place test or leak test using an aerosol or gas vapor to challenge the filter or adsorber system. The aerosol is usually formed by vaporization of a liquid, di-2(ethelhexyl sebacate) (DEHS), and allowed to condense to form liquid particles of a certain size and distribution. The gas vapor is formed by vaporization of Freon 11 liquid. The periodic penetration test, although conducted annually, can and has been demonstrated to show the beginning degradation of a filter or adsorber system. Other evidence of penetration can include detection of radiation downstream of the filter system or the existence of an unusually low pressure drop across the filter, i.e., torn filter, etc. However, these kinds of occurrences show up instantaneously and could release radioactive material to the atmosphere before the systems could be shut down. When a filter system fails the in--place test or is showing evidence of.filter or component degradation, corrective measures are put into place in order to return,the system back to its best operating condition. This report presents a summary of all filter tests.

Ortiz, J.P.; Garcia, E.D.; Ortega, J.M.

1988-03-01

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Solid State Data Acquisition and Processing System (SSDAPS), Volume I: System Summary. Volume II: Description, Operation, and Verification Test Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A portable data acquisition and analysis system is described. The system is designed for studies of vehicle dynamics, braking, and driver behavior. As such it consists of a full complement of instrumentation sensors; data acquisition and signal conditioni...

A. A. Blavelt R. A. Peters D. T. McRuer

1977-01-01

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Alternative Neutron Detection Testing Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Radiation portal monitors used for interdiction of illicit materials at borders include highly sensitive neutron detection systems. The main reason for having neutron detection capability is to detect fission neutrons from plutonium. Most currently deploy...

D. C. Stromswold J. H. Ely L. E. Erikson R. T. Kouzes W. J. Kernan

2010-01-01

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Summary abstract: description and performance of uranium beds used to pump tritium-deuterium at the Tritium Systems Test Assembly  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Tritium Systems Test Assembly (TSTA), a full size simulation of the fuel loop for a fusion reactor, will circulate 360 g mol\\/day (1800 g) of DT and will have an inventory of 150 g of tritium. During shutdown, a safe storage system for hydrogen isotopes, primarily DT, is needed. Uranium reacts readily with hydrogen, deuterium, or tritium at room

Walthers

2009-01-01

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Summary and evaluation of steel billet testing  

SciTech Connect

Tests were performed at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to assess loading conditions on a spent fuel storage cask for end drops, side drops and tipover events. The tests were performed with a 1/3-scale model billet and a 1/3-scale model concrete pad, and included a variety of substrate materials. A NUREG/CR report was prepared for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and provides a summary and an evaluation of all the billet testing conducted. This paper provides a description of the testing and analysis method, and a summary of the results. A generic or representative cask was modeled with the benchmarked finite element analysis approach and evaluated for ISFSI end and side drops and tipover events. The analytical method can be applied to similar casks to estimate deceleration loads on storage casks resulting from low-velocity drop or tipover impacts onto concrete storage pads.

Witte, M.C.; Hovingh, J.; Mok, G.C.; Murty, S.S.; Chen, T.F.; Fischer, L.E.; Tang, D.T.

1998-05-01

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Nevada Test Site Environmental Report 2007 Summary  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) directs the management and operation of the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The NTS is the nation's historical testing site for nuclear weapons from 1951 through 1992 and is currently the nation's unique site for ongoing national-security related missions and high-risk operations. NNSA/NSO strives to provide to the public an understanding of the current activities on the NTS, including environmental monitoring and compliance activities aimed at protecting the public and the environment from radiation hazards and from nonradiological impacts. This document is a summary of the Nevada Test Site Environmental Report (NTSER) for calendar year 2007 (see attached compact disc on inside back cover). The NTSER is a comprehensive report of environmental activities performed at the NTS and offsite facilities over the previous calendar year. It is prepared annually to meet the requirements and guidelines of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the information needs of NNSA/NSO stakeholders. To provide an abbreviated and more readable version of the NTSER, this summary report is produced. This summary does not include detailed data tables, monitoring methods or design, a description of the NTS environment, or a discussion of all environmental program activities performed throughout the year. The reader may obtain a hard copy of the full NTSER as directed on the inside front cover of this summary report.

Cathy Wills

2008-09-01

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Demonstration Program performance test summary reports  

SciTech Connect

This volume contains the performance test summary reports generated by the Colorado-Ute Electric Association's Nucla Circulating Fluidized Bed Demonstration Program. These summary reports supplement the performance test results presented in the Demonstration Project Final Technical Report and the Annual Technical Progress Reports. The Phase I test program began in February 1987 and was completed in June 1990. This segment was jointly sponsored by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The Phase II test program commenced in October 1991 following a DOE extension agreement, and was completed in January 1991 with sole sponsorship by the DOE. The objectives of these programs were to conduct a cost-shared Clean Coal Technology Project to demonstrate the feasibility of circulating fluidized bed combustion technology and to evaluate the economic, environmental, and operational benefits of CFB steam generators on a utility scale. These tests established the effects of load, excess air, primary to secondary air ratio, unit operating temperatures, coal and limestone feed configurations, and coal type and size distributions on emissions performance and combustion and boiler efficiencies. Data were also collected from these tests to quantify heat transfer in the combustion chambers, tubular air heater effectiveness, and baghouse collection efficiency. Dynamic response and unit start-up data were collected to determine any CFB technology limitations and to optimize unit performance.

Not Available

1992-03-01

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Demonstration Program performance test summary reports  

SciTech Connect

This volume contains the performance test summary reports generated by the Colorado-Ute Electric Association`s Nucla Circulating Fluidized Bed Demonstration Program. These summary reports supplement the performance test results presented in the Demonstration Project Final Technical Report and the Annual Technical Progress Reports. The Phase I test program began in February 1987 and was completed in June 1990. This segment was jointly sponsored by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The Phase II test program commenced in October 1991 following a DOE extension agreement, and was completed in January 1991 with sole sponsorship by the DOE. The objectives of these programs were to conduct a cost-shared Clean Coal Technology Project to demonstrate the feasibility of circulating fluidized bed combustion technology and to evaluate the economic, environmental, and operational benefits of CFB steam generators on a utility scale. These tests established the effects of load, excess air, primary to secondary air ratio, unit operating temperatures, coal and limestone feed configurations, and coal type and size distributions on emissions performance and combustion and boiler efficiencies. Data were also collected from these tests to quantify heat transfer in the combustion chambers, tubular air heater effectiveness, and baghouse collection efficiency. Dynamic response and unit start-up data were collected to determine any CFB technology limitations and to optimize unit performance.

Not Available

1992-03-01

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In-place testing summary (1989)  

SciTech Connect

Periodic evaluation of an air-cleaning system is necessary in order to establish a record of its current operating condition. These evaluations along with Health Physics air sampling determine whether air-cleaning integrity is being maintained. The in-place test is conducted in most instances without disrupting plant operations, and only if the systems failed the test would it become necessary to shut down. Testing is conducted on single and multi-stage filter systems and other filtration devices using optical particle counters. The testing procedure requires that the filter system be challenged with a test aerosol having a heterodisperse size distribution in the submicrometer diameter range, 0.1 to 1.0 micrometer. This type of testing is not to be confused with tests performed by the Quality Assurance Testing Stations, whose purpose is directed at filter efficiency. In-place testing of adsorber systems is required for several reasons: (1) chemical poisoning of the adsorbers by organic vapors; (2) settling of the charcoal in the bed due to vibration; and (3) installation defects. There are two methods of in-place testing of adsorber systems. The first method uses a fluorocarbon (Freon 11 gas), the second method uses a radioactive gas (Iodine or Methyl Iodide). At Los Alamos, we use the Freon 11 method. This report presents the results of the 1989 tests, including the methods and procedures used in the testing and calibration of the particle counters and aerosol diluter systems.

Ortiz, J.P.

1989-12-31

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Heavy gas dispersion test summary report  

SciTech Connect

In this report, we describe the methods used to characterize the ambient meteorological conditions and the uncertainty associated with such parameters. We also discuss the various methods used to describe a dense-gas cloud as it disperses in the atmosphere, the reasons for using a variety of cloud parameters (in addition to cloud concentration) when dense-gas dispersion phenomena are occurring, and the parameters we selected to describe the characteristics of the cloud resulting from a continuous denser-than-air vapor release. Finally, we present the test summaries, including a brief description of the series from which the selected tests were chosen and extensive notes on how the cloud characteristics were obtained. 62 refs., 9 figs., 17 tabs.

Ermak, D.L.; Chapman, R.; Goldwire, H.C. Jr.; Gouveia, F.J.; Rodean, H.C.

1988-10-01

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In-place filter testing summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

The most common method of identifying particle penetration through a filter or adsorber system is through the performance of a periodic penetration test, i.e., in-place test or leak test using an aerosol or gas vapor to challenge the filter or adsorber system. The aerosol is usually formed by vaporization of a liquid, di-2(ethelhexyl sebacate) (DEHS), and allowed to condense to

J. P. Ortiz; E. D. Garcia; J. M. Ortega

1988-01-01

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In-place testing summary (1989)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Periodic evaluation of an air-cleaning system is necessary in order to establish a record of its current operating condition. These evaluations along with Health Physics air sampling determine whether air-cleaning integrity is being maintained. The in-place test is conducted in most instances without disrupting plant operations, and only if the systems failed the test would it become necessary to shut

Ortiz

1989-01-01

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Summary of Nondestructive Testing Applications. Part 1.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report contains a bibliographical summary of NDT tasks. The bibliography is divided into three parts. The first part includes the titles and abstracts of technical and analysis reports of engineering and development efforts. The second part lists the...

R. H. Selner N. A. Tracy

1972-01-01

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H1501 test summary and certification report  

SciTech Connect

The H1501 Transportation Accident Resistant Container (TARC) was developed using the previously completed design and hardware from the Helicopter Accident Resistant Container (HARC) program. This report documents the test program used to certify the capability of the H1501 for shipping W48 and W79 war reserve projectiles. The program includes new containers built by Associated Machine Technology (AMT) and older HARC containers that had wheels and tie-down points added and were recertified after years of storage as H1501 containers. The 1973--1976 HARC development program was extremely successful with a demonstration of impact and fire capability that significantly exceeded the design requirements of 100 fps impact velocity and 90 minutes of fire protection. In 1990--1991 two TARC test units were subjected to accelerated drop tests followed by fuel fire burn tests with the objective of increasing the original limits. These tests were successful in confirming the design margin of the HI 501 to exceed 163 fps impact followed by 2 hours of fuel fire. H1501 containers were also subjected to vibration and shock tests for normal transportation environments for the W48 and W79. The results of these tests confirmed that the requirements were met for both systems.

Kibalo, E.F.

1993-10-01

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510k Summary - Automated Component Collection System ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... Contact Person: Date Summary Prepared: August 28,200l Trade/proprietary Name of Device: Automated Component Collection System ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts

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Photovoltaic Systems Development Project: An activity summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Photovoltaic Systems Development Project has as its principal goal the development of optimum system configurations for all photovoltaic applications. A summary of past findings and current activities within the Systems Development Project and system issues which remain to be addressed are presented. Key results developed through previous activities are identified, including references for the reader interested in additional detail.

H. N. Post; G. J. Jones; T. S. Key; J. W. Stevens

1985-01-01

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Airplane Auxiliary Fuel Tank Tests: Summary Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

From 1989 through 1999, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducted vertical and longitudinal tests of narrow-body transport fuselage sections with auxiliary fuel tanks onboard. The longitudinal tests were conducted at the Transport Research Cente...

T. G. Smith

2008-01-01

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Summary of HEDL Sodium Fire Tests.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The sodium fire test program and related studies at the Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory (HEDL) are described. The program is analytical and experimental in scope, with computer code development and experimental verification. Tests have ranged i...

R. K. Hillard

1978-01-01

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Summary of HEDL sodium fire tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

The sodium fire test program and related studies at the Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory (HEDL) are described. The program is analytical and experimental in scope, with computer code development and experimental verification. Tests have ranged in size from gram quantity laboratory tests to 1600-kg sodium spills. The experimental work is performed in two facilities: the Large Sodium Fire Facility (LSFF)

Hillard

1978-01-01

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Modular HTGR Systems Design and Cost Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This summary report describes conceptual designs and cost estimates for High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) plants based on the modular reactor concept as a source of process steam. Studies suggest that a modular reactor system (MRS) composed of a ...

1982-01-01

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In-place testing summary (1989).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Periodic evaluation of an air-cleaning system is necessary in order to establish a record of its current operating condition. These evaluations along with Health Physics air sampling determine whether air-cleaning integrity is being maintained. The in-pla...

J. P. Ortiz

1989-01-01

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Tonopah Test Range 2030 Meeting Summary Report  

SciTech Connect

Corrective Action Sites (CASs) and Corrective Action Units (CAUs) at the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) may be placed into three categories: Closed, Closed in Place, or Closure in Progress. CASs and CAUs where contaminants were either not detected or were cleaned up to within regulatory action levels are summarized. CASs and CAUs where contaminants and/or waste have been closed in place are summarized. There is also a table that summarizes the contaminant that has been closed at each site, if land-use restrictions are present, and if post-closure inspections are required.

NSTec Environmental Restoration

2009-04-01

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Nevada Test Site Resource Management Plan: Annual summary, January 2000  

SciTech Connect

The Nevada Test Site Resource Management Plan published in December of 1998 (DOE/NV--518) describes the Nevada Test Site stewardship mission and how its accomplishment will preserve the resources of the ecoregion while accomplishing the objectives of the mission. As part of the Nevada Test Site Resource Management Plan, DOE Nevada Operations Office has committed to perform and publish an annual summary review of DOE Nevada Operations' stewardship of the Nevada Test Site. This annual summary includes a description of progress made toward the goals of the Nevada Test Site Resource Management Plan, pertinent monitoring data, actions that were taken to adapt to changing conditions, and any other changes to the Nevada Test Site Resource Management Plan.

NONE

2000-01-01

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16 CFR 1610.3 - Summary of test method.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...STANDARD FOR THE FLAMMABILITY OF CLOTHING TEXTILES The Standard § 1610.3 Summary...methods of testing the flammability of textiles from or intended to be used for apparel...forth the requirements for classifying textiles; and prohibits the use of single...

2013-01-01

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Summary of the Plant Electrical Systems (PES) Study  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes Sandia National Laboratories' efforts in assessing nuclear power plant electrical system performance. Initial scoping study results, including an Licensee Event Report (LER) search and a survey of Plant Electrical Systems (PES) analysis techniques, are discussed. Descriptions of the limits of the proposed analysis and tasks, broken down by activities, are given. A number of large network codes were evaluated, and a summary of the characteristics and suitability of each code is presented. Results of test runs made on two of the codes (EMTP and SCEPTRE) are discussed. Recommendations for additional study of nuclear power plant electrical systems are presented.

Wyant, F.J.; Cropp, L.O.; Aronson, E.A.; Maxwell, R.L.

1982-12-01

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Summary of Granulation Matrix Testing for the Plutonium Immobilization Program  

SciTech Connect

In FY00, a matrix for process development testing was created to identify those items related to the ceramic process that had not been fully developed or tested and to help identify variables that needed to be tested. This matrix, NMTP/IP-99-003, was jointly created between LLNL and SRTC and was issued to all affected individuals. The matrix was also used to gauge the progress of the development activities. As part of this matrix, several series of tests were identified for the granulation process. This summary provides the data and results from the granulation testing. The results of the granulation matrix testing were used to identify the baseline process for testing in the PuCTF with cold surrogates in B241 at LLNL.

Herman, C.C.

2001-10-19

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Testing of Foreign Prototype Experimental Safety Vehicles-Program. Summary Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The document provides an summary of the Foreign Experimental Safety Vehicle Test and Evaluation Program. The report summarizes the testing conducted, presents summaries of the test results and includes references to NTIS documents in which the detailed te...

P. Boulay S. Davis N. Johnson

1975-01-01

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Transportation systems analyses: Volume 1: Executive Summary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The principal objective of this study is to accomplish a systems engineering assessment of the nation's space transportation infrastructure. This analysis addresses the necessary elements to perform man delivery and return, cargo transfer, cargo delivery, payload servicing, and the exploration of the Moon and Mars. Specific elements analyzed, but not limited to, include the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI), the National Launch System (NLS), the current expendable launch vehicle (ELV) fleet, ground facilities, the Space Station Freedom (SSF), and other civil, military and commercial payloads. The performance of this study entails maintaining a broad perspective on the large number of transportation elements that could potentially comprise the U.S. space infrastructure over the next several decades. To perform this systems evaluation, top-level trade studies are conducted to enhance our understanding of the relationships between elements of the infrastructure. This broad 'infrastructure-level perspective' permits the identification of preferred infrastructures. Sensitivity analyses are performed to assure the credibility and usefulness of study results. This executive summary of the transportation systems analyses (TSM) semi-annual report addresses the SSF logistics resupply. Our analysis parallels the ongoing NASA SSF redesign effort. Therefore, there could be no SSF design to drive our logistics analysis. Consequently, the analysis attempted to bound the reasonable SSF design possibilities (and the subsequent transportation implications). No other strategy really exists until after a final decision is rendered on the SSF configuration.

1993-05-01

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Modular HTGR systems design and cost summary  

SciTech Connect

This summary report describes conceptual designs and cost estimates for High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) plants based on the modular reactor concept as a source of process steam. Studies suggest that a modular reactor system (MRS) composed of a number of small, standardized, HTGR modules (which collectively meet the process heat users' requirements) might have some advantages relative to a single, large (monolithic) HTGR designed for the same capacity. This summarizes the designs of these MRS systems. The overall plant descriptions, arrangements, and layouts of the MRS-R and MRS-SC/C concepts are summarized. This inlcudes descriptions of the reactor core design and internals, major components, and balance of plant (BOP) design. Initial availability estimates as well as licensing and safety assessments of these MRS concepts are presented. Estimates of the plant capital, fuel cycle, operating and maintenance costs, and construction schedule are summarized. The technical issues which need be addressed for the development of the MRS concepts are highlighted. A discussion of the anticipated follow-on effort to these studies is presented.

Not Available

1982-12-01

41

Integration and testing of hot desulfurization and entrained-flow gasification for power generation systems. Phase 2, Process optimization: Volume 1, Program summary and PDU operations  

SciTech Connect

This second Topical Report describes the work that was completed between January 1, 1989 and December 31, 1990 in a Cooperative Agreement between Texaco and the US Department of Energy that began on September 30, 1987. During the period that is covered in this report, the development and optimization of in-situ and external desulfurization processes were pursued. The research effort included bench scale testing, PDU scoping tests, process economic studies and advanced instrument testing. Two bench scale studies were performed at the Research Triangle Institute with zinc titanate sorbent to obtain data on its cycle life, sulfur capacity, durability and the effect of chlorides. These studies quantify sulfur capture during simulated air and oxygen-blown gasification for two zinc titanate formulations. Eight PDU runs for a total of 20 days of operation were conducted to evaluate the performance of candidate sorbents for both in-situ and external desulfurization. A total of 47 tests were completed with oxygen and air-blown gasification. Candidate sorbents included iron oxide for in-situ desulfurization and calcium based and mixed metal oxides for external desulfurization. Gasifier performance and sorbent sulfur capture are compared for both air-blown and oxygen-blown operation.

Robin, A.M.; Kassman, J.S.; Leininger, T.F.; Wolfenbarger, J.K.; Wu, C.M.; Yang, P.P.

1991-09-01

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Mirror Fusion Test Facility-B (MFTF-B) axicell configuration: NbTi magnet system. Design and analysis summary. Volume 1  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the designs and analyses produced by General Dynamics Convair for the four Axicell magnets (A1 and A20, east and west), the four Transition magnets (T1 and T2, east and west), and the twelve Solenoid magnets (S1 through S6, east and west). Over four million drawings and specifications, in addition to detailed stress analysis, thermal analysis, electrical, instrumentation, and verification test reports were produced as part of the MFTF-B design effort. Significant aspects of the designs, as well as key analysis results, are summarized in this report. In addition, drawing trees and lists off detailed analysis and test reports included in this report define the locations of the detailed design and analysis data.

Heathman, J.H.; Wohlwend, J.W.

1985-05-01

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Materials and selection criteria analysis for the compact ignition tokamak toroidal field coil turn-to-turn insulation system: Photographic summary oflaboratory testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This document contains photographs showing the results of laboratory testing of the combinations of epoxy resins, hardeners, and cures undertaken as part of the Compact Ignition Tokamak Insulation Screening Program. Cryogenic shock and soak to equilibrium proved to be the most demanding condition for these materials. The degree of damage to the basic materials when a poor candidate is selected is shown to be quite dramatic.

Campbell, V. W.; Dooley, J. B.; Hubrig, J. G.; Janke, C. J.; McManamy, T. J.; Welch, D. E.

1990-01-01

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Brief Summary from the Circulatory System Devices Panel ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... A meeting of the Circulatory System Devices Panel was held on October 2, 2003. ... Summaries are also available on the CDRH web site. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/medicaldevices

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Brief Summary of the Circulatory System Devices Panel ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text VersionPage 1. Brief Summary of the Circulatory System Devices Panel Meeting October 9, 2013 Introduction: The Circulatory ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

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Innovative technology summary report: Transportable vitrification system  

SciTech Connect

At the end of the cold war, many of the Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) major nuclear weapons facilities refocused their efforts on finding technically sound, economic, regulatory compliant, and stakeholder acceptable treatment solutions for the legacy of mixed wastes they had produced. In particular, an advanced stabilization process that could effectively treat the large volumes of settling pond and treatment sludges was needed. Based on this need, DOE and its contractors initiated in 1993 the EM-50 sponsored development effort required to produce a deployable mixed waste vitrification system. As a consequence, the Transportable Vitrification System (TVS) effort was undertaken with the primary requirement to develop and demonstrate the technology and associated facility to effectively vitrify, for compliant disposal, the applicable mixed waste sludges and solids across the various DOE complex sites. After 4 years of development testing with both crucible and pilot-scale melters, the TVS facility was constructed by Envitco, evaluated and demonstrated with surrogates, and then successfully transported to the ORNL ETTP site and demonstrated with actual mixed wastes in the fall of 1997. This paper describes the technology, its performance, the technology applicability and alternatives, cost, regulatory and policy issues, and lessons learned.

NONE

1998-09-01

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Criminal Justice System Project Summary of Evaluation Findings: Critical Components for Successful Criminal Justice System Planning, Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This executive summary presents the findings from a three-year evaluation conducted by Policy Studies Inc. of a national demonstration project titled the Criminal Justice System Project (CJSP). The project was sponsored and supported by the National Insti...

B. J. Wagenknecht-Ivey D. A. Price J. A. Martin S. Weller

2001-01-01

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DMS test summary report for the WRAP facility  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the functional and integration testing process performed to verify functionality of the Release 1.1, Release 2.0, Release 3.0 and Release 3.1 software for the Waste Receiving and Processing Facility (WRAP) Data Management Systems (DMS) Release 2.

Weidert, J.R.

1997-11-04

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Flash Evaporator Systems Test.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A flash evaporator heat rejection system representative of that proposed for the space shuttle orbiter underwent extensive system testing at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) to determine its operational suitability and to establish system performance/o...

J. B. Dietz

1976-01-01

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Smart HIV testing system.  

PubMed

The quick HIV testing method called "MiraWell Rapid HIV Test" uses a specialized testing kit to determine whether an individual's blood is contaminated with the HIV virus or not. When a drop of blood is placed on the center of the testing kit, a simple pattern will appear in the middle of the kit to indicate the test status, i.e., positive or negative. This HIV test should be done in a small clinic or in a lab and the test must be conducted by a trained technician. A smart HIV testing system was developed through this research to eliminate the human error that is associated with the use of the quick HIV testing kits. Also, the smart HIV system will improve the testing productivity in comparison to those achieved by the trained technicians. In this research, we have developed a cost-effective system that analyzes the image produced by the HIV kits. We have used a System-On-Chip (SOC) design approach based on the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology and the Xilinx Virtex SOC chip in building the system's prototype. The system used a CMOS digital camera to capture the image and an FPGA chip to process the captured image and send the testing results to the display unit. The system can be used in small clinics and pharmacies and eliminates the need for trained technicians. The system has been tested successfully and 98% of the tests were correct. PMID:16078623

El Kateeb, Ali; Law, Peter; Chan, King

2005-06-01

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Delaware Educational Assessment Program: Appendix to the Statewide Test Results. Summary Report Spring 1989.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The summary report "Statewide Test Results, Summary Report, Spring 1989" provided educators and the general public with information about the Delaware Educational Assessment Program (DEAP) and the performance of Delaware public school students on the Stanford Achievement Test, Eighth Edition (Stanford 8). This appendix disaggregates the

McCann, Kaye R.

52

Imaging system (INEL). FY-91 Summary report  

SciTech Connect

This progress report gives a brief description of the general automatic target recognition system algorithms developed for this project, and also summarizes the progress in fiscal 1991. An appendix discusses the proposed computer hardware for this system.

Partin, J.K.; Lassahn, G.D.; Davidson, J.R.

1991-10-01

53

Environmental Systems Test Stand  

Microsoft Academic Search

A test stand has been developed for the evaluation of prototype lighting, environmental control and crop cultivation technologies for plant production within an advanced life support system. Design of the test stand was based on preliminary designs of the center growth bay of the Biomass Production Chamber, one of several modules of the Bioregenerative Planetary Life Support Systems Test Complex

D. Barta; J. Young; M. Ewert; S. Lee; P. Wells; R. Fortson; J. Castillo

2002-01-01

54

Summary of the Solar Two Test and Evaluation Program  

SciTech Connect

Solar Two was a collaborative, cost-shared project between eleven US industry and utility partners and the U. S. Department of Energy to validate molten-salt power tower technology. The Solar Two plant, located east of Barstow, CA, was comprised of 1926 heliostats, a receiver, a thermal storage system and a steam generation system. Molten nitrate salt was used as the heat transfer fluid and storage media. The steam generator powered a 10 MWe, conventional Rankine cycle turbine. Solar Two operated from June 1996 to April 1999. The major objective of the test and evaluation phase of the project was to validate the technical characteristics of a molten salt power tower. This paper describes the significant results from the test and evaluation activities.

PACHECO,JAMES E.; REILLY,HUGH E.; KOLB,GREGORY J.; TYNER,CRAIG E.

2000-02-08

55

Circulatory System Devices Panel Meeting Summary - March ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... 6 minute hall walk, number of hospitalizations, New York Heart Association Class and VO2 as measured by cardiopulmonary exercise testing. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/medicaldevices

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Small-leak behavior: summary report on scoping tests. [LMFBR  

Microsoft Academic Search

A scoping phase has been completed on a study of small steam leaks in Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor steam generators. Methods were developed to fabricate leaks in the size range of 10⁻¹° to 10⁻⁵ lb\\/sec HO in 2 1\\/4 Cr-1 Mo steam generator tubing of prototypic wall thickness (approx. 0.110 inch). A test system was modified to supply flowing

Sandusky

1975-01-01

57

Solar thermal power systems. Summary report  

SciTech Connect

The work accomplished by the Aerospace Corporation from April 1973 through November 1979 in the mission analysis of solar thermal power systems is summarized. Sponsorship of this effort was initiated by the National Science Foundation, continued by the Energy Research and Development Administration, and most recently directed by the United States Department of Energy, Division of Solar Thermal Systems. Major findings and conclusions are sumarized for large power systems, small power systems, solar total energy systems, and solar irrigation systems, as well as special studies in the areas of energy storage, industrial process heat, and solar fuels and chemicals. The various data bases and computer programs utilized in these studies are described, and tables are provided listing financial and solar cost assumptions for each study. An extensive bibliography is included to facilitate review of specific study results and methodology.

Not Available

1980-06-01

58

A summary of systems definition project activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Design information and subsystem requirement definition to the overall program is presented. Application analysis and conceptual design for the wide variety of systems, system tradeoff studies and engineering design for the more promising application types, and the identification of the technology status and requirements for major subsystems and components are described. The residential design and analysis contracts, hybrid photovoltaic\\/solar thermal

G. J. Jones; K. L. Biringer

1978-01-01

59

Summary: Systemic Effects of Inhaled Nitric Oxide  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many effects of inhaled nitric oxide (NO) are not explained by the convention that NO activates pulmonary guanylate cyclase or is inactivated by ferrous deoxy- or oxyheme. Inhaled NO can affect blood flow to a variety of systemic vascular beds, particularly under conditions of ischemia\\/reperfusion. It affects leukocyte adhesion and rolling in the systemic periphery. Inhaled NO therapy can over-

Benjamin Gaston

2006-01-01

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Amos World Testing System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

AmosWorld Testing System is developed by Orley M. Amos, Jr., Professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University. The testing system allows users to retrieve up to ten multiple choice questions on various economics topics. Among the topics covered are scarcity, business cycles, GDP, money and unemployment. After the users have answered the multiple choice questions, the testing system will notify the users which of the questions were answered correctly. The site does not provide the correct answer for incorrect choices, however.

Amos, Orley M., 1954-.

1997-01-01

61

Sequential k-out-of-n Systems (Summary and References)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Many technical systems or subsystems have k-out-of-n structure. These so-called k-out- of-n systems consist of n components of the same kind. The entire system is working if at least k of its n components are operating. It fails if n ? k + 1 or more components fail. Hence, a k-out-of-n system breaks down at the time of the

E. Cramer; U. Kamps

62

Health Resources Planning Educational System. Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Procedures followed in a project to develop an educational system that encompasses basic functional needs and advanced-level professional development related to health resources and health planning are described. The project was initiated to improve the e...

A. S. Barron C. E. Scholl

1978-01-01

63

Transportation systems analyses. Volume 1: Executive summary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The principal objective is to accomplish a systems engineering assessment of the nation's space transportation infrastructure. This analysis addresses the necessary elements to perform crew delivery and return, cargo transfer, cargo delivery and return, payload servicing, and the exploration of the Moon and Mars. Specific elements analyzed, but not limited to, include: the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI), the National Launch System (NLS), the current expendable launch vehicle (ELV) fleet, ground facilities, the Space Station Freedom (SSF), and other civil, military and commercial payloads. The performance of this study entails maintaining a broad perspective on the large number of transportation elements that could potentially comprise the U.S. space infrastructure over the next several decades. To perform this systems evaluation, top-level trade studies are conducted to enhance our understanding of the relationship between elements of the infrastructure. This broad 'infrastructure-level perspective' permits the identification of preferred infrastructures. Sensitivity analyses are performed to assure the credibility and usefulness of study results. Conceptual studies of transportation elements contribute to the systems approach by identifying elements (such as ETO node and transfer/excursion vehicles) needed in current and planned transportation systems. These studies are also a mechanism to integrate the results of relevant parallel studies.

1992-11-01

64

Pentek concrete scabbling system: Baseline report; Summary  

SciTech Connect

The Pentek concrete scabbling system consists of the MOOSE{reg_sign} scabbler, the SQUIRREL{reg_sign}-I and SQUIRREL{reg_sign}-III scabblers, and VAC-PAC. The scabblers are designed to scarify concrete floors and slabs using cross section, tungsten carbide tipped bits. The bits are designed to remove concrete in 3/8 inch increments. The bits are either 9-tooth or demolition type. The scabblers are used with a vacuum system designed to collect and filter the concrete dust and contamination that is removed from the surface. The safety and health evaluation during the human factors assessment focused on two main areas: noise and dust.

NONE

1997-07-31

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The Admissions Testing Program Summary Reports: College-Bound Seniors, 1979.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Admissions Testing Program's (ATP) Summary Reports for the 50 states on information concerning 1979 college-bound high school seniors compose this collection. Information was obtained by student descriptive questionnaires, Scholastic Aptitude Tests, Achievement Tests, and the Test of Standard Written English. Areas examined were test scores,

College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.

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The Admissions Testing Program Summary Reports: College-Bound Seniors, 1979.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Admissions Testing Program's (ATP) Summary Reports for the 50 states on information concerning 1979 college-bound high school seniors compose this collection. Information was obtained by student descriptive questionnaires, Scholastic Aptitude Tests, Achievement Tests, and the Test of Standard Written English. Areas examined were test scores,

College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.

67

Leak Test Adapter System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A leak test adapter system and method for using same are provided for leak testing a container. A test port is defined in the container to have a cylindrical portion accessible from within the container and a slot accessible from the cylindrical portion a...

K. B. Lewis

1998-01-01

68

PROTOTYPE RECIRCULATION PUMP TESTS. PATHFINDER ATOMIC POWER PLANT SUMMARY REPORT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results of tests performed on the Pathfinder Atomic Power Plant ; recirculation prototype pump and its components are presented. Tests included a ; preliminary seal test, a serrated bushing test, a cold performance test, and a ; hot loop test. Results indicated thut the pump should give trouble-free service ; in the field if operated as intended and within the

R. Haugen; D. J. Nolan

1961-01-01

69

510(k) Summary: BK060031 Talisman Phelbotomy System ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... Non-clinical System Testing: The system was tested with a complete'battery of validation and verification tests, the wsdts of which are contained in ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts

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Summary  

SciTech Connect

An effective risk assessment system is needed to address the threat posed by an active or passive insider who, acting alone or in collusion, could attempt diversion or theft of nuclear material. The material control and accountability (MC&A) system effectiveness tool (MSET) is a self-assessment or inspection tool utilizing probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) methodology to calculate the system effectiveness of a nuclear facility's material protection, control, and accountability (MPC&A) system. The MSET process is divided into four distinct and separate parts: (1) Completion of the questionnaire that assembles information about the operations of every aspect of the MPC&A system; (2) Conversion of questionnaire data into numeric values associated with risk; (3) Analysis of the numeric data utilizing the MPC&A fault tree and the SAPHIRE computer software; and (4) Self-assessment using the MSET reports to perform the effectiveness evaluation of the facility's MPC&A system. The process should lead to confirmation that mitigating features of the system effectively minimize the threat, or it could lead to the conclusion that system improvements or upgrades are necessary to achieve acceptable protection against the threat. If the need for system improvements or upgrades is indicated when the system is analyzed, MSET provides the capability to evaluate potential or actual system improvements or upgrades. A facility's MC&A system can be evaluated at a point in time. The system can be reevaluated after upgrades are implemented or after other system changes occur. The total system or specific subareas within the system can be evaluated. Areas of potential system improvement can be assessed to determine where the most beneficial and cost-effective improvements should be made. Analyses of risk importance factors show that sustainability is essential for optimal performance and reveals where performance degradation has the greatest impact on total system risk. The risk importance factors show the amount of risk reduction achievable with potential upgrades and the amount of risk reduction achieved after upgrades are completed. Applying the risk assessment tool gives support to budget prioritization by showing where budget support levels must be sustained for MC&A functions most important to risk. Results of the risk assessment are also useful in supporting funding justifications for system improvements that significantly reduce system risk. The functional model, the system risk assessment tool, and the facility evaluation questionnaire are valuable educational tools for MPC&A personnel. These educational tools provide a framework for ongoing dialogue between organizations regarding the design, development, implementation, operation, assessment, and sustainability of MPC&A systems. An organization considering the use of MSET as an analytical tool for evaluating the effectiveness of its MPC&A system will benefit from conducting a complete MSET exercise at an existing nuclear facility.

Powell, Danny H [ORNL; Elwood Jr, Robert H [ORNL

2011-01-01

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Feedback system testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

An analog method of servo system performance testing applicable to experimental analysis and system development and to go-no-go production and maintenance tesfiug has been devised. For a servo system with a forward transfer function Geoand a feedback transfer function Gouthe loop actuating signal equals the loop input signal divided by1+G_{eo}G_{ou}. The loop actuating signal becomes exactly equal to a test

C. White

1958-01-01

72

Summary Report on Solid-oxide Electrolysis Cell Testing and Development  

SciTech Connect

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been researching the application of solid-oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs) for large-scale hydrogen production from steam over a temperature range of 800 to 900 C. From 2003 to 2009, this work was sponsored by the United States Department of Energy Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative, under the Office of Nuclear Energy. Starting in 2010, the high-temperature electrolysis (HTE) research program has been sponsored by the INL Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project. This report provides a summaryof program activities performed in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 and the first quarter of FY-12, with a focus on small-scale testing and cell development activities. HTE research priorities during this period have included the development and testing of SOEC and stack designs that exhibit high-efficiency initial performance and low, long-term degradation rates. This report includes contributions from INL and five industry partners: Materials and Systems Research, Incorporated (MSRI); Versa Power Systems, Incorporated (VPS); Ceramatec, Incorporated; National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Glenn Research Center (NASA - GRC); and the St. Gobain Advanced Materials Division. These industry partners have developed SOEC cells and stacks for in-house testing in the electrolysis mode and independent testing at INL. Additional fundamental research and post-test physical examinations have been performed at two university partners: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Connecticut. Summaries of these activities and test results are also presented in this report.

J.E. O'Brien; X. Zhang; R.C. O'Brien; G.L. Hawkes

2012-01-01

73

SOLERAS - Solar Cooling Engineering Field Tests Project. Final Report. Volume 1. Project Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The SOLERAS Project Summary - Final Report contains a synopsis of each completed project based on contractors final report. Additionally, a brief description of the limited testing completed by the SOLERAS staff on the collectors is included. SOLERAS comm...

1986-01-01

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Automated calorimeter testing system  

SciTech Connect

The Automated Calorimeter Testing System (ACTS) is a portable measurement device that provides an independent measurement of all critical parameters of a calorimeter system. The ACTS was developed to improve productivity and performance of Mound-produced calorimeters. With ACTS, an individual with minimal understanding of calorimetry operation can perform a consistent set of diagnostic measurements on the system. The operator can identify components whose performance has deteriorated by a simple visual comparison of the current data plots with previous measurements made when the system was performing properly. Thus, downtime and out of control'' situations can be reduced. Should a system malfunction occur, a flowchart of troubleshooting procedures has been developed to facilitate quick identification of the malfunctioning component. If diagnosis is beyond the capability of the operator, the ACTS provides a consistent set of test data for review by a knowledgeable expert. The first field test was conducted at the Westinghouse Savannah River Site in early 1990. 6 figs.

Rodenburg, W.W.; James, S.J.

1990-01-01

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Automated leak test systems  

SciTech Connect

An automated leak test system for tritium shipping containers has been developed at Westinghouse Savannah River Co. (WSRC). The leak detection system employs a computer controlled helium detector which allows an operator to enter key information when prompted. The software for controlling the tests and the equipment apparatus were both designed and manufactured at the Savannah River Technology Center within WSRC. Recertification Test: Every twelve months, the pressure vessel portion of the shipping container itself must undergo a rigorous recertification leak test. After an empty pressure vessel (shipping container) is assembled, it is placed into one of six stainless steel belljars for helium leak testing. The belljars are fashioned in row much the same as assembly line arrangement. Post-load Test: A post-load leak test is performed upon reservoirs that have been filled with tritium and placed inside the shipping containers mentioned above. These leak tests are performed by a rate-of-rise method where the area around the shipping container seals is evacuated, valved off from the vacuum pump, and then the vacuum pressure is monitored over a two-minute period. The Post Load Leak Test is a quality verification test to ensure that the shipping container has been correctly assembled. 2 figs.

Cordaro, J.V.; Thompson, W.D.; Reeves, G.

1997-09-15

76

APA's Guidelines for Test User Qualifications: An Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the American Psychological Association's (APA's) development of the Task Force on Test User Qualifications, explaining the APA's purpose in developing guidelines for the use of psychological tests. Highlights the historical background, the scope of the guidelines, generic knowledge and skills considered important for good test use, and

Turner, Samuel M.; DeMers, Stephen T.; Fox, Heather Roberts; Reed, Geoffrey M.

2001-01-01

77

COMPARISON OF THREE WASTE LEACHING TESTS: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

EPA Science Inventory

A comparison of three leaching tests was performed with thirteen industrial wastes to evaluate the potential of each test for use as a standard leaching test procedure. Such a procedure would be used to assess the leaching characteristics of industrial wastes for land disposal. T...

78

Summary of Large-and Small-Scale Unreinforced Masonry Test Program  

SciTech Connect

A five-year, large- and small-scale, static and dynamic experimental research program, in which more than 700 tests were conducted, has demonstrated that unreinforced masonry infills are more ductile and resist lateral loads more effectively than anticipated by conventional code procedures. The tests were conducted both in the laboratory and on existing structures at the Department of Energy's Y-12 National Security Complex. The experimental data indicate that the combination of a steel frame and infill material efficiently resists lateral loads--the infilling provides significant lateral stiffness while the surrounding frame adds ductility and confinement to the overall system. The results from approximately 25 moderate- and full-scale tests on infills showed that with simulated seismic loads, the frames confined the masonry, and the load-carrying capacity of the infill was considerably above the load that caused initial cracking. This finding was a significant departure from classical code approaches that assumed first cracking to be failure of an unreinforced masonry wall. The experimental program, performed for the US Department of Energy, consisted of the following large-scale tests on infills: in situ airbag pressure testing, shake-table tests, and the application of quasi-static in-plane and out-of-plane drift loads. This paper provides a summary of the overall experimental methodology and results.

Fricke, K.E.

2002-06-28

79

Delaware Educational Assessment Program. 1986 Statewide Test Results. Summary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During April, 1986, approximately 60,000 Delaware public school students in grades 1 through 8 and in grade 11 were administered a battery of achievement tests as part of the state-funded Delaware Educational Assessment Program (DEAP). The Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) in reading, language arts, and mathematics was administered. In

Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.

80

Development of Aerodynamic Disturbance Test Procedures. Volume I: Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Research described in this report was conducted using the first full scale crosswind disturbance test facility in the United States. This facility is capable of providing a 35 mph crosswind for a nominal 120 ft test length. The crosswind responses of twen...

J. R. Hogue R. H. Klein

1979-01-01

81

Data summary report for fission product release test VI-5  

SciTech Connect

Test VI-5, the fifth in a series of high-temperature fission product release tests in a vertical test apparatus, was conducted in a flowing mixture of hydrogen and helium. The test specimen was a 15.2-cm-long section of a fuel rod from the BR3 reactor in Belgium which had been irradiated to a burnup of {approximately}42 MWd/kg. Using a hot cell-mounted test apparatus, the fuel rod was heated in an induction furnace under simulated LWR accident conditions to two test temperatures, 2000 K for 20 min and then 2700 K for an additional 20 min. The released fission products were collected in three sequentially operated collection trains on components designed to measure fission product transport characteristics and facilitate sampling and analysis. The results from this test were compared with those obtained in previous tests in this series and with the CORSOR-M and ORNL diffusion release models for fission product release. 21 refs., 19 figs., 12 tabs.

Osborne, M.F.; Lorenz, R.A.; Travis, J.R.; Webster, C.S.; Collins, J.L. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1991-10-01

82

Solar Audience Test summary report. Task Assignment No. 3  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Solar Audience Test is to support the preparation of effective national public-service advertisements for solar energy. The methodology for conducting the test is described. The features shown to consumers were Master of the Sun; Passive Solar; Solar Energy Fair. Responses of the consumers to the features are summarized.

Not Available

1980-12-03

83

Compendium of executive summaries from the maglev system concept definition. Final reports. Report for November 1991-September 1992  

SciTech Connect

The report contains the Executive Summaries from the four System Concept Definition (SCD) studies awarded under the National Maglev Initiative. These summaries present the technical feasibility, performance, capital, operating and maintenance costs for a maglev system that would be available by the year 2000. Performance on a hypothetical route, provided to test these concepts in order for the NMI to make performance and cost comparisons, is briefly discussed. This compendium constitutes the principle publication of those SCD reports on technical matters.

Not Available

1993-03-01

84

Tonopah Test Range Summary of Corrective Action Units  

SciTech Connect

Corrective Action Sites (CASs) and Corrective Action Units (CAUs) at the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) may be placed into three categories: Clean Closure/No Further Action, Closure in Place, or Closure in Progress.

Ronald B. Jackson

2007-05-01

85

Summary of second generation alpha CAM testing performed at Hanford  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pacific Northwest Laboratory and Westinghouse Hanford Company tested six models of commercially available alpha continuous air monitors (CAMs): the Canberra Alpha Sentry, Eberline Alpha 6A-1, Merlin Gerin A-CAM, NE America CAM1A, SAIC\\/RADeCO Model 452, and Victoreen Model 758. The CAMs were tested for calibration and workmanship, performance in various environments, and human factors for field use.

M. L. Johnson; D. R. Sisk; R. W. Goles; K. L. Swinth; M. R. Tinker; E. E. Hickey

1994-01-01

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Summary of second generation alpha CAM testing performed at Hanford  

SciTech Connect

Pacific Northwest Laboratory and Westinghouse Hanford Company tested six models of commercially available alpha continuous air monitors (CAMs): the Canberra Alpha Sentry, Eberline Alpha 6A-1, Merlin Gerin A-CAM, NE America CAM1A, SAIC/RADeCO Model 452, and Victoreen Model 758. The CAMs were tested for calibration and workmanship, performance in various environments, and human factors for field use.

Johnson, M.L.; Sisk, D.R.; Goles, R.W.; Swinth, K.L.; Tinker, M.R.; Hickey, E.E.

1994-05-01

87

A Fortran Language System for Mutation-based Software Testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Mutation analysis is a powerful technique for testing software systems. The Mothra software testing project uses mutation analysis as the basis for an integrated software testing environment. Mutation analysis requires executing many slightly differing versions of the same program to evaluate the quality of the data used to test the program. The current version of Mothra includes a complete

K. N. King; A. Jefferson Offutt

1991-01-01

88

Physical separations soil washing system cold test results  

Microsoft Academic Search

This test summary describes the objectives, methodology, and results of a physical separations soil-washing system setup and shakedown test using uncontaminated soil. The test is being conducted in preparation for a treatability test to be conducted in the North Pond of the 300-FF-1 Operable Unit. It will be used to assess the feasibility of using a physical separations process to

McGuire

1993-01-01

89

Alternatives to Animal Use in Research, Testing, and Education. Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With an estimated 17-22 million animals used in laboratories annually in the United States, public interest in animal welfare has sparked an often emotional debate over such uses of animals. Concerns focus on balancing societal needs for continued progress in biomedical and behavioral research, for toxicity testing to safeguard the public, and for

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.

90

Summary of electric vehicle dc motor-controller tests  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The differences in the performance of dc motors are evaluated when operating with chopper type controllers, and when operating on direct current. The interactions between the motor and the controller which cause these differences are investigated. Motor-controlled tests provided some of the data the quantified motor efficiency variations for both ripple free and chopper modes of operation.

McBrien, E. F.; Tryon, H. B.

1982-09-01

91

Summary of Findings of Cyclic Shear Tests on Masonry Piers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report summarizes the findings of the Earthquake Engineering Research Center (EERC) reports dealing with the test behavior of reinforced masonry piers subjected to in-plane loadings (both static and dynamic cyclic). It considers reports 76/8 and 76/16...

J. C. Scrivener

1986-01-01

92

The Avogadro problem: summary of tests on crystal imperfections  

Microsoft Academic Search

International measurements of the molar volume of silicon on the basis of more than 15 different crystals have confirmed the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CO-DATA) value of the Avogadro constant published in 1986. Only one discrepancy still exists and cannot yet be completely explained. In this paper, we summarize results of tests that relate to the perfection

Peter Becker; Ulrich Kuetgens; Jrgen Stmpel

2001-01-01

93

Advanced Test Reactor probabilistic risk assessment methodology and results summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) Level 1 report documents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art study to establish and reduce the risk associated with operation of the ATR, expressed as a mean frequency of fuel damage. Th...

S. A. Eide S. A. Atkinson T. A. Thatcher

1992-01-01

94

Summary of Test Results for Daya Bay Rock Samples  

SciTech Connect

A series of analytical tests was conducted on a suite of granitic rock samples from the Daya Bay region of southeast China. The objective of these analyses was to determine key rock properties that would affect the suitability of this location for the siting of a neutrino oscillation experiment. This report contains the results of chemical analyses, rock property measurements, and a calculation of the mean atomic weight.

Onishi, Celia Tiemi; Dobson, Patrick; Nakagawa, Seiji

2004-10-12

95

SHUTDOWN COOLING TEST. Pathfinder Atomic Power Plant Summary Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tests are performed on Pathfinder superheat fuel element mockups, under ;\\u000a reactor conditions of 600 psig, in order to determine the parameters influencing ;\\u000a heat transfer from the fuel elements to the moderating water under shutdown ;\\u000a conditions. The peak temperatures reached by the superheat elements are also ;\\u000a found as functions of the heat generation rate. A mathematical model

W. E. Littleton; W. Ross

1961-01-01

96

Advanced Test Reactor probabilistic risk assessment methodology and results summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) Level 1 report documents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art study to establish and reduce the risk associated with operation of the ATR, expressed as a mean frequency of fuel damage. The ATR Level 1 PRA effort is unique and outstanding because of its consistent and state-of-the-art treatment of all facets of the

S. A. Eide; S. A. Atkinson; T. A. Thatcher

1992-01-01

97

Vendor System Vulnerability Testing Test Plan  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) prepared this generic test plan to provide clients (vendors, end users, program sponsors, etc.) with a sense of the scope and depth of vulnerability testing performed at the INLs Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Test Bed and to serve as an example of such a plan. Although this test plan specifically addresses vulnerability testing of systems applied to the energy sector (electric/power transmission and distribution and oil and gas systems), it is generic enough to be applied to control systems used in other critical infrastructures such as the transportation sector, water/waste water sector, or hazardous chemical production facilities. The SCADA Test Bed is established at the INL as a testing environment to evaluate the security vulnerabilities of SCADA systems, energy management systems (EMS), and distributed control systems. It now supports multiple programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies, and private sector clients. This particular test plan applies to testing conducted on a SCADA/EMS provided by a vendor. Before performing detailed vulnerability testing of a SCADA/EMS, an as delivered baseline examination of the system is conducted, to establish a starting point for all-subsequent testing. The series of baseline tests document factory delivered defaults, system configuration, and potential configuration changes to aid in the development of a security plan for in depth vulnerability testing. The baseline test document is provided to the System Provider,a who evaluates the baseline report and provides recommendations to the system configuration to enhance the security profile of the baseline system. Vulnerability testing is then conducted at the SCADA Test Bed, which provides an in-depth security analysis of the Vendors system.b a. The term System Provider replaces the name of the company/organization providing the system being evaluated. This can be the system manufacturer, a system user, or a third party organization such as a government agency. b. The term Vendor (or Vendors) System replaces the name of the specific SCADA/EMS being tested.

James R. Davidson

2005-01-01

98

Summary statement: utility of molecular marker testing in thyroid cancer.  

PubMed

The use of molecular markers for thyroid cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and surveillance have been an exciting area of study and change. Recent investigative focus on promising new markers will very likely lead to improvements in the diagnostic utility of fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in predicting malignancy, as well as provide more accurate prognostic information pre- and postoperatively. The 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Endocrine Surgeons featured a symposium dedicated to molecular marker testing in thyroid cancer and its potential clinical applicability. PMID:21134567

Yip, Linwah; Kebebew, Electron; Milas, Mira; Carty, Sally E; Fahey, Thomas J; Parangi, Sareh; Zeiger, Martha A; Nikiforov, Yuri E

2010-12-01

99

Vehicle brake testing system  

DOEpatents

This invention relates to a force measuring system capable of measuring forces associated with vehicle braking and of evaluating braking performance. The disclosure concerns an invention which comprises a first row of linearly aligned plates, a force bearing surface extending beneath and beside the plates, vertically oriented links and horizontally oriented links connecting each plate to a force bearing surface, a force measuring device in each link, a transducer coupled to each force measuring device, and a computing device coupled to receive an output signal from the transducer indicative of measured force in each force measuring device. The present invention may be used for testing vehicle brake systems.

Stevens, Samuel S [Harriman, TN; Hodgson, Jeffrey W [Lenoir City, TN

2002-11-19

100

2010 Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting Summary  

SciTech Connect

This document contains the summaries of papers presented in poster format at the March 2010 Atmospheric System Research Science Team Meeting held in Bethesda, Maryland. More than 260 posters were presented during the Science Team Meeting. Posters were sorted into the following subject areas: aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions, aerosol properties, atmospheric state and surface, cloud properties, field campaigns, infrastructure and outreach, instruments, modeling, and radiation. To put these posters in context, the status of ASR at the time of the meeting is provided here.

Dupont, DL

2011-05-04

101

Integrated Disposal Facility FY2010 Glass Testing Summary Report  

SciTech Connect

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was contracted by Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC to provide the technical basis for estimating radionuclide release from the engineered portion of the disposal facility (e.g., source term). Vitrifying the low-activity waste at Hanford is expected to generate over 1.6 105 m3 of glass (Puigh 1999). The volume of immobilized low-activity waste (ILAW) at Hanford is the largest in the DOE complex and is one of the largest inventories (approximately 0.89 1018 Bq total activity) of long-lived radionuclides, principally 99Tc (t1/2 = 2.1 105), planned for disposal in a low-level waste (LLW) facility. Before the ILAW can be disposed, DOE must conduct a performance assessement (PA) for the Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF) that describes the long-term impacts of the disposal facility on public health and environmental resources. As part of the ILAW glass testing program PNNL is implementing a strategy, consisting of experimentation and modeling, in order to provide the technical basis for estimating radionuclide release from the glass waste form in support of future IDF PAs. The purpose of this report is to summarize the progress made in fiscal year (FY) 2010 toward implementing the strategy with the goal of developing an understanding of the long-term corrosion behavior of low-activity waste glasses. The emphasis in FY2010 was the completing an evaluation of the most sensitive kinetic rate law parameters used to predict glass weathering, documented in Bacon and Pierce (2010), and transitioning from the use of the Subsurface Transport Over Reactive Multi-phases to Subsurface Transport Over Multiple Phases computer code for near-field calculations. The FY2010 activities also consisted of developing a Monte Carlo and Geochemical Modeling framework that links glass composition to alteration phase formation by 1) determining the structure of unreacted and reacted glasses for use as input information into Monte Carlo calculations, 2) compiling the solution data and alteration phases identified from accelerated weathering tests conducted with ILAW glass by PNNL and Viteous State Laboratory/Catholic University of America as well as other literature sources for use in geochemical modeling calculations, and 3) conducting several initial calculations on glasses that contain the four major components of ILAW-Al2O3, B2O3, Na2O, and SiO2.

Pierce, Eric M.; Bacon, Diana H.; Kerisit, Sebastien N.; Windisch, Charles F.; Cantrell, Kirk J.; Valenta, Michelle M.; Burton, Sarah D.; Serne, R Jeffrey; Mattigod, Shas V.

2010-09-30

102

Integrated Disposal Facility FY2011 Glass Testing Summary Report  

SciTech Connect

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was contracted by Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC to provide the technical basis for estimating radionuclide release from the engineered portion of the disposal facility (e.g., source term). Vitrifying the low-activity waste at Hanford is expected to generate over 1.6 x 10{sup 5} m{sup 3} of glass (Certa and Wells 2010). The volume of immobilized low-activity waste (ILAW) at Hanford is the largest in the DOE complex and is one of the largest inventories (approximately 8.9 x 10{sup 14} Bq total activity) of long-lived radionuclides, principally {sup 99}Tc (t{sub 1/2} = 2.1 x 10{sup 5}), planned for disposal in a low-level waste (LLW) facility. Before the ILAW can be disposed, DOE must conduct a performance assessment (PA) for the Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF) that describes the long-term impacts of the disposal facility on public health and environmental resources. As part of the ILAW glass testing program PNNL is implementing a strategy, consisting of experimentation and modeling, in order to provide the technical basis for estimating radionuclide release from the glass waste form in support of future IDF PAs. The purpose of this report is to summarize the progress made in fiscal year (FY) 2011 toward implementing the strategy with the goal of developing an understanding of the long-term corrosion behavior of low-activity waste glasses.

Pierce, Eric M.; Bacon, Diana H.; Kerisit, Sebastien N.; Windisch, Charles F.; Cantrell, Kirk J.; Valenta, Michelle M.; Burton, Sarah D.; Westsik, Joseph H.

2011-09-29

103

Advanced Test Reactor probabilistic risk assessment methodology and results summary  

SciTech Connect

The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) Level 1 report documents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art study to establish and reduce the risk associated with operation of the ATR, expressed as a mean frequency of fuel damage. The ATR Level 1 PRA effort is unique and outstanding because of its consistent and state-of-the-art treatment of all facets of the risk study, its comprehensive and cost-effective risk reduction effort while the risk baseline was being established, and its thorough and comprehensive documentation. The PRA includes many improvements to the state-of-the-art, including the following: establishment of a comprehensive generic data base for component failures, treatment of initiating event frequencies given significant plant improvements in recent years, performance of efficient identification and screening of fire and flood events using code-assisted vital area analysis, identification and treatment of significant seismic-fire-flood-wind interactions, and modeling of large loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs) and experiment loop ruptures leading to direct damage of the ATR core. 18 refs.

Eide, S.A.; Atkinson, S.A.; Thatcher, T.A.

1992-01-01

104

Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) Briefing Book 1 Summary  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the results of evaluations preformed during 1997 to determine what, if an, future role the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) might have in support of the Department of Energys tritium productions strategy. An evaluation was also conducted to assess the potential for the FFTF to produce medical isotopes. No safety, environmental, or technical issues associated with producing 1.5 kilograms of tritium per year in the FFTF have been identified that would change the previous evaluations by the Department of Energy, the JASON panel, or Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett. The FFTF can be refitted and restated by July 2002 for a total expenditure of $371 million, with an additional $64 million of startup expense necessary to incorporate the production of medical isotopes. Therapeutic and diagnostic applications of reactor-generated medical isotopes will increase dramatically over the next decade. Essential medical isotopes can be produced in the FFTF simultaneously with tritium production, and while a stand-alone medical isotope mission for the facility cannot be economically justified given current marker conditions, conservative estimates based on a report by Frost &Sullivan indicate that 60% of the annual operational costs (reactor and fuel supply) could be offset by revenues from medical isotope production within 10 yeas of restart. The recommendation of the report is for the Department of Energy to continue to maintain the FFTF in standby and proceed with preparation of appropriate Nations Environmental Policy Act documentation in full consultation with the public to consider the FFTF as an interim tritium production option (1.5 kilograms/year) with a secondary mission of producing medical isotopes.

WJ Apley

1997-12-01

105

Satellite Power System (SPS) FY 79 Program Summary  

SciTech Connect

The Satellite Power System (SPS) program is a joint effort of the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It is managed by the SPS Project Office within DOE's Office of Energy Research. SPS project organization is shown in Figure 1. The SPS Project Office was established in 1978 and is responsible for the planning, management and integration of SPS research in four areas: systems definition, environmental assessment, societal assessment, and comparative assessment. In fulfilling its responsibilities, the SPS Project Office directs research and assessment efforts to determine the feasibility of the SPS concept, funds organizations supporting the program, and disseminates information developed from project research and assessments. The objective of the SPS program is to develop an initial understanding of the technical feasibility, the economic practicality, and the social and environmental acceptability of the SPS concept. This is being accomplished through implementation of the Concept Development and Evaluation Program Plan which is scheduled for completion by the end of FY 1980. The SPS Project Office annually issues a Program Summary which describes the research undertaken during the preceding fiscal year. This Program Summary covers FY 1979. It includes work completed in FY 1977 and FY 1978 in order to give a comprehensive picture of the DOE involvement in the SPS concept development and evaluation process.

Not Available

1980-01-01

106

Liquid-hydrogen-fueled-vehicle tests. Executive summary  

SciTech Connect

A program for the development of a baseline liquid-hydrogen fueled vehicle and a liquid-hydrogen-refueling system was completed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory on September 30, 1981. This program involved the cooperative efforts of the Laboratory (fundd by the US Department of Energy), the Deutsche Forschungs- und Versuchsanstalt fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DFVLR) of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the State of New Mexico through the New Mexico Energy Institute (NMEI). The results of the program provide a reference point from which future progress and improvements in liquid-hydrogen on-board storage and refueling capabilities may be measured. The NMEI provided the program a 1979 Buick Century 4-door sedan with 3.8-L (231-in./sup 3/) displacement turbocharged V6 engine and automatic transmission. The DFVLR provided an on-board liquid-hydrogen storage tank and a refueling station. The DFVLR tank, and the engine modifications for operation on hydrogen rather than gasoline, represented readily available, state-of-the-art capabilities when the program began in March 1979. The original tank provided by the DFVLR was replaced with a larger capacity tank, which was fabricated using more advanced cryogenic engineering technology. The vehicle was refueled at least 60 times with liquid hydrogen using various liquid-hydrogen storage Dewars at Los Alamos and the semiautomatic refueling station designed and built by the DFVLR. At the end of program, the engine had been operated for 133 h and the car driven for 3540 km (2200 miles) on hydrogen without any major difficulties. The vehicle obtained 2.4 km/L (5.7 miles/gal) of liquid hydrogen or 8.9 km/L (21 miles/gal) of gasoline on an equivalent energy basis for driving in the high-altitude Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque areas. Without refueling, the car had a range of about 274 km (170 miles) with the first liquid-hydrogen tank and about 362 km (225 miles) with the second tank.

Stewart, W.F.

1981-01-01

107

Liquid-hydrogen-fueled-vehicle tests. Executive summary  

SciTech Connect

A program for the development of a baseline liquid-hydrogen fueled vehicle and a liquid-hydrogen-refueling system was completed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory on September 30, 1981. This program involved the cooperative efforts of the Laboratory (funded by the US Department of Energy), the Deutsche Forschungs- und Versuchsanstalt fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DFVLR) of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the State of New Mexico through the New Mexico Energy Institute (NMEI). The results of the program provide a reference point from which future progress and improvements in liquid-hydrogen on-board storage and refueling capabilities may be measured. The NMEI provided the program a 1979 Buick Century 4-door sedan with 3.8-L (231-in./sup 3/) displacement turbocharged V6 engine and automatic transmission. The DFVLR provided an on-board liquid-hydrogen storage tank and a refueling station. The DFVLR tank, and the engine modifications for operation on hydrogen rather than gasoline, represented readily available, state-of-the-art capabilities when the program began in March 1979. The original tank provided by the DFVLR was replaced with a larger capacity tank, which was fabricated using more advanced cryogenic engineering technology. The vehicle was refueled at least 60 times with liquid hydrogen using various liquid-hydrogen storage Dewars at Los Alamos and the semiautomatic refueling station designed and built by the DFVLR. At the end of program, the engine had been operated for 133 h and the car driven for 3540 km (2200 miles) on hydrogen without any major difficulties. The vehicle obtained 2.4 km/L (5.7 miles/gal) of liquid hydrogen or 8.9 km/L (21 miles/gal) of gasoline on an equivalent energy basis for driving in the high-altitude Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque areas. Without refueling, the car had a range of about 274 km (170 miles) with the first liquid-hydrogen tank and about 362 km (225 miles) with the second tank.

Stewart, W.F.

1981-01-01

108

Resonance test system  

DOEpatents

An apparatus (10) for applying at least one load to a specimen (12) according to one embodiment of the invention may comprise a mass (18). An actuator (20) mounted to the specimen (12) and operatively associated with the mass (18) moves the mass (18) along a linear displacement path (22) that is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the specimen (12). A control system (26) operatively associated with the actuator (20) operates the actuator (20) to reciprocate the mass (18) along the linear displacement path (22) at a reciprocating frequency, the reciprocating frequency being about equal to a resonance frequency of the specimen (12) in a test configuration.

Musial, Walter (Boulder, CO); White, Darris (Superior, CO)

2011-05-31

109

FY07 Summary of System Interface and Support Systems R&D and Technical Issues Map  

SciTech Connect

This document provides a summary of research and development activities in the System Interface and Support Systems area of the DOE Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative in FY 2007. Project cost and performance data obtained from the PICS system, at least up through July 2007, are presented and analyzed. Brief summaries of accomplishments and references are provided. A mapping of System Interface and Support Systems technical issues versus the work performed is updated and presented. Lastly, near-term research plans are described, and recommendatioins are provided for additional research.

Steven R. Sherman

2007-09-01

110

WATER PROCESS SYSTEM FLOW DIAGRAM FOR MTR, TRA603. SUMMARY OF ...  

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

WATER PROCESS SYSTEM FLOW DIAGRAM FOR MTR, TRA-603. SUMMARY OF COOLANT FLOW FROM WORKING RESERVOIR TO INTERIOR OF REACTOR'S THERMAL SHIELD. NAMES TANK SECTIONS. PIPE AND DRAIN-LINE SIZES. SHOWS DIRECTION OF AIR FLOW THROUGH PEBBLE AND GRAPHITE BLOCK ZONE. NEUTRON CURTAIN AND THERMAL COLUMN DOOR. BLAW-KNOX 3150-92-7, 3/1950. INL INDEX NO. 531-0603-51-098-100036, REV. 6. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Reactor Area, Materials & Engineering Test Reactors, Scoville, Butte County, ID

111

Fatality Analysis Reporting System, General Estimates System: 2001 Data Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), which became operational in 1975, contains data on a census of fatal traffic crashes within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The General Estimates System (GES), which began in 1988, provides data from a nationally representative probability sample selected from all

2003

112

Effluent Information System (EIS) \\/ Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS): 1986 executive summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

Department of Energy (DOE) data base systems aid DOE-Headquarters and Field Offices in managing the radioactive air and liquid effluents from DOE facilities. Data on effluents released offsite are entered into effluent information system (EIS) and data on effluents discharged onsite and retained onsite are entered into Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS). This document is a summary of information obtained

Watanabe

1987-01-01

113

UWB Enhanced Time DIfference of Arrival System, Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the proposed technology development and evaluation effort is to design, implement and test an effective system for the detection and localization of cellular phones in correctional facilities. Correction officials have identified the proble...

A. Bhat B. Lonske E. van Doorn S. Ponnaluri

2013-01-01

114

Effluent Information System (EIS) / Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS): 1986 executive summary  

SciTech Connect

Department of Energy (DOE) data base systems aid DOE-Headquarters and Field Offices in managing the radioactive air and liquid effluents from DOE facilities. Data on effluents released offsite are entered into effluent information system (EIS) and data on effluents discharged onsite and retained onsite are entered into Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS). This document is a summary of information obtained from the CY 1986 effluent data received from all DOE and DOE contractor facilities and entered in the data bases. Data from previous years are also included. The summary consists of information for effluents released offsite, and information for effluents retained onsite.

Watanabe, T.

1987-09-01

115

Solderability test system  

DOEpatents

A new test method to quantify capillary flow solderability on a printed wiring board surface finish. The test is based on solder flow from a pad onto narrow strips or lines. A test procedure and video image analysis technique were developed for conducting the test and evaluating the data. Feasibility tests revealed that the wetted distance was sensitive to the ratio of pad radius to line width (l/r), solder volume, and flux predry time.

Yost, Fred (Cedar Crest, NM); Hosking, Floyd M. (Albuquerque, NM); Jellison, James L. (Albuquerque, NM); Short, Bruce (Beverly, MA); Giversen, Terri (Beverly, MA); Reed, Jimmy R. (Austin, TX)

1998-01-01

116

Solderability test system  

DOEpatents

A new test method to quantify capillary flow solderability on a printed wiring board surface finish. The test is based on solder flow from a pad onto narrow strips or lines. A test procedure and video image analysis technique were developed for conducting the test and evaluating the data. Feasibility tests revealed that the wetted distance was sensitive to the ratio of pad radius to line width (l/r), solder volume, and flux predry time. 11 figs.

Yost, F.; Hosking, F.M.; Jellison, J.L.; Short, B.; Giversen, T.; Reed, J.R.

1998-10-27

117

Regenerative flywheel energy storage system. Volume I. Executive summary  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the development, fabrication, and test of a regenerative flywheel energy storage and recovery system for a battery/flywheel electric vehicle of the 3000-pound class. The vehicle propulsion system was simulated on a digital computer in order to determine the optimum system operating strategies and to establish a calculated range improvement over a nonregenerative, all-electric vehicle. Fabrication of the inductor motor, the flywheel, the power conditioner, and the system control are described. Test results of the system operating over the SAE J227a Schedule D driving cycle are given and are compared to the calculated value. The flywheel energy storage system consists of a solid rotor, synchronous, inductor-type, flywheel drive machine electrically coupled to a d-c battery electric propulsion system through a load-commutated inverter. The motor/alternator unit is coupled mechanically to a small steel flywheel which provides a portion of the vehicle's accelerating energy and regenerates the vehicle's braking energy. Laboratory simulation of the electric vehicle propulsion system includes a 108-volt, lead-acid battery bank and a separately excited d-c propulsion motor coupled to a flywheel and generator which simulate the vehicle's inertia and losses. This volume summarizes information on the scope of the program, vehicle system studies, the flywheel system design, vehicle power conditioner and control, and test results. (LCL)

Not Available

1980-06-27

118

Platelet PGD Test System (2009)  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Platelet PGD Test System (2009). Applicant: Verax Biomedical Incorporated. 510(k) number: BK090028. Product: Platelet PGD Test System. ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts/approvedproducts

119

Pulse detonation engine test system  

Microsoft Academic Search

A test system of pulse detonation engine, based on PCI-6115 Data Acquisition Card and Front Integrated Instrument, Access databases and NI-Measurement Studio programming design suites in Windows. This test system is used to record the test data of pulse detonation engine and research the properties of detonation wave. Plenty of test data of pulse detonation engine which was recorded by

Xiaoming He; Jiankang Lu

2010-01-01

120

Randomization for Testing Systems of Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper applies randomization theory to the problem of selecting software test cases for software systems and applications in order to overcome the hurdle of high cost in testing componentized systems of systems (SoS). We have used a corner point semantics, which can approximate a proof of correctness - termed a pseudo-proof of correctness. Test cases for each component are

Qianhui Althea Liang; Stuart Harvey Rubin

2009-01-01

121

Summary of test results for the cryogenic two-phase flight experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a brief summary of the flight results for the Cryogenic Two-Phase Flight Experiment (CRYOTP). This experiment was a Hitchhiker-based payload that flew on the space shuttle Columbia in March of 1994 (STS-62). CRYOTP tested two new technologies for advanced cryogenic thermal control; the Space Heat Pipe (SHP), which was a constant conductance cryogenic heat pipe, and the

Theodore D. Swanson; Matthew T. Buchko; Mel Bello; Patrick Brennan; Marco M. Stoyanof

1996-01-01

122

Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transporation System licensed hardware second certification test series and package shock mount system test  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a summary of two separate drop test a e performed in support of the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Transportation System (RTGTS). The first portion of this paper presents the second series of drop testing required to demonstrate that the RTG package design meets the requirements of Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, ``Part 71`` (10 CFR 71).

P. C. Ferrell; D. A. Moody

1995-01-01

123

Calibration of Sound and Vibration Sensors and Vibration Testing Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

SPEKTRA is a manufacturer of high quality calibration systems for sound and vibration. Under license No DKD-K-27801, a calibration lab was established at SPEKTRA to provide a calibration service. The paper gives a summary of 4 years experience in the calibration of vibration Sensors, measuring systems and vibration test equipment in the industrial field. In practice calibration is often treated

H. Nicklich

2004-01-01

124

Micro-tensile testing system  

DOEpatents

A micro-tensile testing system providing a stand-alone test platform for testing and reporting physical or engineering properties of test samples of materials having thicknesses of approximately between 0.002 inch and 0.030 inch, including, for example, LiGA engineered materials. The testing system is able to perform a variety of static, dynamic, and cyclic tests. The testing system includes a rigid frame and adjustable gripping supports to minimize measurement errors due to deflection or bending under load; serrated grips for securing the extremely small test sample; high-speed laser scan micrometers for obtaining accurate results; and test software for controlling the testing procedure and reporting results.

Wenski, Edward G. (Lenexa, KS)

2007-07-17

125

Micro-tensile testing system  

DOEpatents

A micro-tensile testing system providing a stand-alone test platform for testing and reporting physical or engineering properties of test samples of materials having thicknesses of approximately between 0.002 inch and 0.030 inch, including, for example, LiGA engineered materials. The testing system is able to perform a variety of static, dynamic, and cyclic tests. The testing system includes a rigid frame and adjustable gripping supports to minimize measurement errors due to deflection or bending under load; serrated grips for securing the extremely small test sample; high-speed laser scan micrometers for obtaining accurate results; and test software for controlling the testing procedure and reporting results.

Wenski, Edward G. (Lenexa, KS)

2007-08-21

126

Health Systems Plan for 1978-1983. Health Service Area 14 California. Summary and Citizen's Guide.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A summary of the health systems plan for San Diego and Imperial counties in California is provided. Following a brief introduction to the report, components of the health systems plan are highlighted: health service area profile, health promotion and prot...

1978-01-01

127

Health Systems Plan for 1979-1983. Health Service Area 2 Alabama. Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Major provisions of the health systems plan (HSP) for residents served by the West Alabama Health Council are outlined in this executive summary. The introduction discusses the legal structure and functions of the health systems agency, the purpose and sc...

1979-01-01

128

Health Systems Plan and Annual Implementation Plan. Health Service Area 6 Texas. Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This health systems plan (HSP) and annual implementation plan (AIP) summary was prepared by the Central Texas Health Systems Agency, Inc., servicing a 30-county area, to guide the achievement of its mandated functions. Twenty-eight concerns were identifie...

1978-01-01

129

CERCA LEU fuel assemblies testing in Maria Reactor - safety analysis summary and testing program scope.  

SciTech Connect

The presented paper contains neutronic and thermal-hydraulic (for steady and unsteady states) calculation results prepared to support annex to Safety Analysis Report for MARIA reactor in order to obtain approval for program of testing low-enriched uranium (LEU) lead test fuel assemblies (LTFA) manufactured by CERCA. This includes presentation of the limits and operational constraints to be in effect during the fuel testing investigations. Also, the scope of testing program (which began in August 2009), including additional measurements and monitoring procedures, is described.

Pytel, K.; Mieleszczenko, W.; Lechniak, J.; Moldysz, A.; Andrzejewski, K.; Kulikowska, T.; Marcinkowska, A.; Garner, P. L.; Hanan, N. A.; Nuclear Engineering Division; Institute of Atomic Energy (Poland)

2010-03-01

130

Pentek metal coating removal system: Baseline report; Summary  

SciTech Connect

The Pentek metal coating removal system consists of the ROTO-PEEN Scaler, CORNER-CUTTER(R), and VAC-PAC(R). The system is designed to remove coatings from steel, concrete, brick, and wood. The Scaler uses 3M ROTO-PEEN tungsten carbide cutters, while the CORNER-CUTTER(R) uses solid needles for descaling activities. These are used with the VAC-PAC(R) vacuum system to capture dust and debris as removal of the coating takes place. The safety and health evaluation during the testing demonstration focused on two main areas of exposure: dust and noise. Dust exposure was minimal, but noise exposure was significant. Further testing for each exposure is recommended, since the outdoor environment where the testing demonstration took place may skew the results. It is feasible that dust and noise levels will be higher in an enclosed operating environment. Other areas of concern found were arm-hand vibration, whole-body vibration, ergonomics, heat stress, tripping hazards, electrical hazards, machine guarding, and lockout/tagout.

NONE

1997-07-31

131

Microcomputers and Nondestructive Test Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Microcomputers are finding their way into Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Systems. They can be used for scanning system motion control, instrumentation control, data acquisition, data display, and data analysis. This paper describes the application of the Di...

R. D. Strong

1983-01-01

132

Mobile integrated temporary utility system. Innovative technology summary report  

SciTech Connect

The Mobile Integrated Temporary Utility System (MITUS) integrates portable electrical power along with communications and emergency alarm and lighting capabilities to provide safe, centralized power to work areas that need to be de-energized for decommissioning work. MITUS consists of a portable unit substation; up to twenty portable kiosks that house the power receptacles, communications, and emergency alarm and lighting systems; and a central communications unit. This system makes sequential decommissioning efforts efficient and cost-effective by allowing the integrated system to remain intact while being moved to subsequent work sites. Use of the MITUS also eliminates the need to conduct zero-energy tests and implement associated lock-out/tag-out procedures at partially de-energized facilities. Since the MITUS is a designed system, it can be customized to accommodate unique facility conditions simply by varying kiosks and transformer configurations. The MITUS is an attractive alternate to the use of portable generators with stand-alone communications and emergency system. It is more cost-effective than upgrading or reconfiguring existing power distribution systems.

NONE

1998-12-01

133

Solar thermal energy systems. Program summary, fiscal year 1985  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The research and development (R and D) described in this document was conducted within the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Thermal Technology Program. The goal of the Solar Thermal Technology Program is to advance the engineering and scientific understanding of solar thermal technology, and to establish the technology base from which private industry can develop solar thermal power production options for introduction into the competitive energy market. Research areas emphasized include central receivers, distributed receivers and solar thermal materials. This program summary highlights tasks conducted by the participating national laboratories under contract by industrial, academic, or other research institutions. This summary covers activities initiated, renewed, or completed during Fiscal Year 1985 (October 1, 1984 through September 30, 1985). This document includes introductory information, a list of directing organizations, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, and an index of current contractors. It also includes individual activity summary sheets, grouped by directing organizations and a list of FY 1985 publications.

1986-04-01

134

Wind energy systems: Program summary, Fiscal year 1984 and 1985  

SciTech Connect

This document summarizes the research and development activities sponsored by the Wind/Ocean Technologies Division of DOE during fiscal years (FY) 1984 and 1985. The summary is organized into the following sections: an introduction to the Federal Wind Energy Program, its history, and current research directions; the program's organization for FY 1984 and FY 1985; the program's budget; highlighted accomplishments of the DOE field laboratories in FY 1984 and FY 1985; the program's future role; an index to and summaries of individual projects and contracts managed by each laboratory; and a bibliography of major publications produced by DOE and its laboratories in FY 1984 and FY 1985.

Not Available

1986-12-01

135

Spent fuel sabotage aerosol test program :FY 2005-06 testing and aerosol data summary.  

SciTech Connect

This multinational, multi-phase spent fuel sabotage test program is quantifying the aerosol particles produced when the products of a high energy density device (HEDD) interact with and explosively particulate test rodlets that contain pellets of either surrogate materials or actual spent fuel. This program has been underway for several years. This program provides source-term data that are relevant to some sabotage scenarios in relation to spent fuel transport and storage casks, and associated risk assessments. This document focuses on an updated description of the test program and test components for all work and plans made, or revised, primarily during FY 2005 and about the first two-thirds of FY 2006. It also serves as a program status report as of the end of May 2006. We provide details on the significant findings on aerosol results and observations from the recently completed Phase 2 surrogate material tests using cerium oxide ceramic pellets in test rodlets plus non-radioactive fission product dopants. Results include: respirable fractions produced; amounts, nuclide content, and produced particle size distributions and morphology; status on determination of the spent fuel ratio, SFR (the ratio of respirable particles from real spent fuel/respirables from surrogate spent fuel, measured under closely matched test conditions, in a contained test chamber); and, measurements of enhanced volatile fission product species sorption onto respirable particles. We discuss progress and results for the first three, recently performed Phase 3 tests using depleted uranium oxide, DUO{sub 2}, test rodlets. We will also review the status of preparations and the final Phase 4 tests in this program, using short rodlets containing actual spent fuel from U.S. PWR reactors, with both high- and lower-burnup fuel. These data plus testing results and design are tailored to support and guide, follow-on computer modeling of aerosol dispersal hazards and radiological consequence assessments. This spent fuel sabotage--aerosol test program, performed primarily at Sandia National Laboratories, with support provided by both the U.S. Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, had significant inputs from, and is strongly supported and coordinated by both the U.S. and international program participants in Germany, France, and the U.K., as part of the international Working Group for Sabotage Concerns of Transport and Storage Casks, WGSTSC.

Gregson, Michael Warren; Brockmann, John E.; Nolte, O. (Fraunhofer institut fur toxikologie und experimentelle Medizin, Germany); Loiseau, O. (Institut de radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire, France); Koch, W. (Fraunhofer institut fur toxikologie und experimentelle Medizin, Germany); Molecke, Martin Alan; Autrusson, Bruno (Institut de radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire, France); Pretzsch, Gunter Guido (Gesellschaft fur anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit, Germany); Billone, M. C. (Argonne National Laboratory, USA); Lucero, Daniel A.; Burtseva, T. (Argonne National Laboratory, USA); Brucher, W (Gesellschaft fur anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit, Germany); Steyskal, Michele D.

2006-10-01

136

Heavy ion-induced single event upsets of microcircuits - A summary of the Aerospace Corporation test data  

Microsoft Academic Search

A summary of heavy ion SEU and latch-up data collected within the last several years is presented in this report. The devices tested range from simple logic circuits to microprocessors including examples of bipolar, CMOS, and NMOS technologies.

R. Koga; W. A. Kolasinski

1984-01-01

137

Multiuser test system. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A multiterminal, real-time laboratory test system was developed to perform automated electrical testing on electronic components while permitting independent software production to be accomplished from other terminals at the same time. This versatility provides test capability for prototype hardware and evaluation of new product designs for several concurrent development efforts.

Cogan, D.L.

1980-09-01

138

Mechatronical system of drill testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The created system of twist drill testing enables one to increase drill quality and provides for competitive ability in the market. The mechatronical system of drill testing consists of the sum total of apparatus and program means, i.e. the hydro station, control valves, an electronically controlled pressure regulator, control block, force and displacement transducers, a computer with a plate leading-in

V. Vekteris; M. Jurevichius; A. Trumpa

2005-01-01

139

High Temperature Fatigue Test System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A laboratory fatigue test system has been developed to allow testing of thin-walled cylinders of varying geometry and material at elevated temperatures under conditions of cyclic internal pressure. The system has a pressure limit of 10,000 psi, a temperat...

B. B. Brown

1969-01-01

140

Summary of TRUEX Radiolysis Testing Using the INL Radiolysis Test Loop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The INL radiolysis and hydrolysis test loop has been used to evaluate the effects of hydrolytic and radiolytic degradation upon the efficacy of the TRUEX flowsheet for the recovery of trivalent actinides and lanthanides from acidic solution. Repeated irra...

D. R. Peterman G. Elias J. D. Law L. G. Olson R. G. McDowell

2012-01-01

141

Tank waste remediation system technical baseline summary description  

SciTech Connect

This document is one of the tools used to develop and control the mission work as depicted in the included figure. This Technical Baseline Summary Description document is the top-level tool for management of the Technical Baseline for waste storage operations.

Raymond, R.E.

1998-01-08

142

Laboratory test system. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This project was initiated to develop a laboratory test capability for evaluating new and existing digital product designs. In recent years, Bendix Kansas City has become more active in syppling early development hardware to the design laboratories for evaluation. Because of the more complex electronic designs being used in new components, more highly automated test systems are needed to evaluate development hardware. To meet this requirement, a universal test system was developed to provide both basic test capabilities and flexibility to adapt easily to specific product applications. This laboratory evaluation system will reduce the need to develop complex dedicated test systems for each new product design, while still providing the benefits of an automated system. A special purpose interface chassis was designed and fabricated to permit a standardized interface between the test system and the product application. Connector assignments by system functions provide convenience and function isolation. Standard cables were used to reduce the need for special purpose hardware. Electrical testing of a developmental electronics assembly demonstrated the adaptability of this system for a typical product application. Both the interface hardware and the software were developed for this application.

Asher, G.L.

1980-03-01

143

E2E Testing and Evaluation of High Assurance Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary DoD E2E Testing and Evaluation (T&E) technology for high assurance system has evolved from specification and analysis of thin threads, through system scenarios, and to the scenario-driven system engineering including reliability, security, and safety assurance, as well as dynamic verification and validation. Currently, E2E T&E technology is entering the fourth generation and being applied to the development and verification

Ray Paul; W. T. Tsai; Y. Chen; C. Fan; Z. Cao; H. Huang

2006-01-01

144

Effluent information system (EIS)/onsite discharge information system (ODIS) 1985 executive summary  

SciTech Connect

The Effluent Information System (EIS) and Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) are Department of Energy (DOE) data base systems that aid DOE-Headquarters and Field Offices in managing the radioactive air and liquid effluents from DOE facilities. Data on effluents released offsite are entered into EIS and data on effluents discharged onsite and retained onsite are entered into ODIS. This document is a summary of information obtained from the CY 1985 effluent data received from all DOE and DOE contractor facilities and entered in the data bases. Data from previous years are also included. The summary consists of two parts. The first part summarizes information for effluents released offsite, and the second part summarizes information for effluents retained onsite. These summaries are taken from the routine annual reports sent to each DOE Operations Office. Special tabulations or specific data can be supplied upon request. Explanations of the significant changes are included in the EIS and ODIS graphic sections. Only those changes in activity greater than a factor of two and having a magnitude greater than 0.1 Ci are considered significant and are addressed in the explanation.

Watanabe, T.

1986-09-01

145

Effluent Information System (EIS)/Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS): 1987 Executive summary  

SciTech Connect

The Effluent Information System (EIS) and Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) are Department of Energy (DOE) data base systems that aid DOE-Headquarters and Field Offices in managing the radioactive air and liquid effluents from DOE facilities. Data on effluents released offsite are entered into EIS and data on effluents discharged onsite and retained onsite are entered into ODIS. This document is a summary of information obtained from the CY 1987 effluent data received from all DOE and DOE contractor facilities and entered in the data bases. Data from previous years are also included. The summary consists of two parts. The first part summarizes information for effluents released offsite, and the second part summarizes information for effluents retained onsite. These summaries are taken from the routine annual reports sent to each DOE Operations Office. Special tabulations or specific data can be supplied upon request. Explanations of the significant changes are included in the EIS and ODIS graphic sections. Only those changes in activity greater than a factor of two and having a magnitude greater than 0.1 Ci are considered significant and are addressed in the explanation. 57 figs., 11 tabs.

Watanabe, T.

1988-09-01

146

510k Summary - Ortho ProVue, Micro Typing Systems, Inc  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text VersionMicro Typing Systems, Inc Pompano Beach, Florida March 2003 Ortho ProVuem, Section 10 510k Summary ... Preparation Date: March 21,2003 ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts

147

Challenges in IR system testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new generation of test equipment must be developed to meet the calibration needs of evolving infrared imaging systems. New systems can no longer be simply called sensors -- they are sensors with built-in computers. These systems modify images in new ways. As such, the traditional definitions of NEDT, MRT, MTF, and fixed pattern noise are questioned. New metrics may be needed to describe system performance. New performance metrics may also evolve that are less prone to measurements errors.

Holst, Gerald C.

1994-10-01

148

76 FR 37136 - Post-Summary Corrections to Entry Summaries Filed in ACE Pursuant to the ESAR IV Test  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...test for any of the following: Failure to follow the terms and conditions of this test. Failure to exercise reasonable care in the execution of participant obligations. Failure to abide by applicable laws and regulations. Failure to timely...

2011-06-24

149

Platform Orientation System Test Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report discusses a limited field test performed on the POS(Platform Orientation System)-406. The function of the POS-406 is to provide a grid, true, or magnetic north reference to ground vehicles. The objective of this test program was to evaluate a ...

G. W. Schmeidel

1976-01-01

150

Summary of TRUEX Radiolysis Testing Using the INL Radiolysis Test Loop  

SciTech Connect

The INL radiolysis and hydrolysis test loop has been used to evaluate the effects of hydrolytic and radiolytic degradation upon the efficacy of the TRUEX flowsheet for the recovery of trivalent actinides and lanthanides from acidic solution. Repeated irradiation and subsequent re-conditioning cycles did result in a significant decrease in the concentration of the TBP and CMPO extractants in the TRUEX solvent and a corresponding decrease in americium and europium extraction distributions. However, the build-up of solvent degradation products upon {gamma}-irradiation, had little impact upon the efficiency of the stripping section of the TRUEX flowsheet. Operation of the TRUEX flowsheet would require careful monitoring to ensure extraction distributions are maintained at acceptable levels.

Dean R. Peterman; Lonnie G. Olson; Rocklan G. McDowell; Gracy Elias; Jack D. Law

2012-03-01

151

Accidental oil spill due to grounding: Summary of model test results. Summary report, Jan-Jun 92  

SciTech Connect

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) sponsored model tests to help in their evaluation of accidental oil spillage from a Mid-Deck Tanker (MDT) and from a Double Hull Tanker (DHT) Design. These tests were conducted at Tsukuba Institute, Japan, and at the Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center. The test results are explained herein and their significance is summarized.

Karafiath, G.

1992-06-01

152

Water Electrolysis Propulsion System Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A twenty-four month program was conducted to demonstrate the life capability of a water electrolysis propulsion system and to develop flightweight 5-lbf and 0.1-lbf GO2/GH2 thrusters. A water electrolysis propulsion system was tested for 33 weeks at an ac...

J. G. Campbell R. C. Stechman

1974-01-01

153

Summary of test results for the cryogenic two-phase flight experiment  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a brief summary of the flight results for the Cryogenic Two-Phase Flight Experiment (CRYOTP). This experiment was a Hitchhiker-based payload that flew on the space shuttle Columbia in March of 1994 (STS-62). CRYOTP tested two new technologies for advanced cryogenic thermal control; the Space Heat Pipe (SHP), which was a constant conductance cryogenic heat pipe, and the Brilliant Eyes Thermal Storage Unit (BETSU), which was a cryogenic phase-change thermal storage device. Both devices were tested independently during the mission. Analysis of the flight data indicated that the SHP was unable to start in either of two attempts, due to a supercritical startup limit related to the wall material thermal conductivity, parasitic heat leaks, and cryocooler capacity. The BETSU test article was successfully operated with more than 250 hours of on-orbit testing including several cooldown cycles and 56 freeze/thaw cycles. Some degradation was observed with the five tactical cryocoolers used as thermal sinks, and one of the cryocoolers failed completely after 331 hours of operation. Post-flight analysis indicated that this problem was most likely due to failure of an electrical controller internal to the unit. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Swanson, T.D. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 724.2, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States); Buchko, M.T. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 724.2, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States); Bello, M. [The Aerospace Corporation, P.O. Box 92957, Los Angeles, California 90009 (United States); Brennan, P. [Swales & Associates, Inc., 5050 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, Maryland 20705 (United States); Stoyanof, M.M. [Phillips Laboratory, 3550 Aberdeen Avenue, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico 87117 (United States)

1996-03-01

154

SOLERAS - Solar Cooling Engineering Field Tests Project. Final report. Volume 1. Project summary  

SciTech Connect

The SOLERAS Project Summary - Final Report contains a synopsis of each completed project based on contractors final report. Additionally, a brief description of the limited testing completed by the SOLERAS staff on the collectors is included. SOLERAS comments or opinions expressed in the report are solely based on experiences with the SOLERAS Installations. It must be recognized that many product improvements and design modifications have been made since installation completion, many of which are the result of SOLERAS experience. The last chapter of this report is a synopsis of suggested new research areas for the solar cooling program. These suggestions were made by the participants of the cooling workshop held in Phoenix, Arizona in August 1984.

Not Available

1986-01-01

155

Safety Assessment of Denver Type I and Standard Type II Barricades via Full Scale Tests. Volume I. Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is a summary discussion of tests conducted for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on traffic barricades. The full report may be obtained for reference from Office FHRS, HRS-12 upon request. A series of tests was conducted on Denver Type...

L. E. Carlson

1980-01-01

156

Summary Data and Interpretations: A System for Assessing Affectivity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Test results were consolidated from needs assessments or program evaluations conducted between 1969 and 1978, and extensively analyzed. About 120,000 elementary and secondary students and their parents were tested; the majority of the sample is from the Southeast, and of these the largest number are from Alabama. Five tests were interpreted: (1)

Bills, Robert E.

157

Test report - caustic addition system operability test procedure  

SciTech Connect

This Operability Test Report documents the test results of test procedure WHC-SD-WM-OTP-167 ``Caustic Addition System Operability Test Procedure``. The Objective of the test was to verify the operability of the 241-AN-107 Caustic Addition System. The objective of the test was met

Parazin, R.E.

1995-10-13

158

European Public Assessment Report (EPAR) summaries for the public: are they fit for purpose? A user-testing study  

PubMed Central

Objectives Apply user testing methodology to test the readability of a European Public Assessment Report (EPAR) summarywhich describes how the decision was made by the European Medicines Agency to approve a medicine. Design User testing uses mixed methods (questionnaire and semistructured interview), applied iteratively, to assess document performancecan people find and understand key points of information. Setting and participants Testing was undertaken with 40 members of the public in four consecutive rounds of 10. Inclusion criteria, matched across rounds, included range of ages and educational attainment. Tested documents In round 1 we tested 19 key points of information in a printed version of the EPAR summary for Bondronat (a cancer medicine). This was then revised to address the findings, and tested in round 2. In round 3 we tested the summary on-screen, and in round 4, tested a revised on-screen version, after addressing findings from both rounds 1 and 3. Primary outcome measure The target followed European guidance for medicine leaflets: for each point of information 90% of participants should be able to find, and of those, 90% able to show understanding of the point. Results For the original EPAR summary, 6 of the 19 points of information reached the target (both paper-based and on-screen). After revisions to format and content, using good practice in information writing and design, 14 and 16 points, respectively, met the target. The problems related to both finding (dependent on layout, headings and design) and understanding (words and sentences used, as well as design). We devised a new heading structure, increased use of bullet points, replaced difficult and technical words and divided long sentences. Conclusions People had difficulty finding and understanding key messages in the summary, but user testing identified the problems, and application of good practice resulted in a revised format which performed well.

Raynor, David K; Bryant, David

2013-01-01

159

Effluent Information System (EIS)/Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) 1988 executive summary  

SciTech Connect

The Effluent Information System (EIS) on Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) are Department of Energy (DOE) data base systems that aid DOE-Headquarters and field offices in managing the radioactive air and liquid effluents from DOE facilities. Data on effluents released offsite are entered into EIS and data on effluents discharged onsite and retained onsite are entered into ODIS. This document is a summary of information obtained from the CY 1988 effluent data received from all DOE and DOE contractor facilities and entered in the data bases. Data from previous years are also included. The summary consists of two parts. The first part summarizes information for effluents released offsite, and the second part summarizes information for effluents retained onsite. Explanations of the significant changes are included in the EIS and ODIS graphic sections. Only those changes in activity greater than a factor of two and having a magnitude greater than 0.1 Ci are considered significant and are addressed in the explanation. 57 figs., 11 tabs.

Watanabe, T.

1989-11-01

160

SOLERAS: Photovoltaic Power Systems Project. Rural solar applications, project summary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Saudi Solar Village Project photovoltaic system is described, consisting of 160 arrays, a computerized control system, 1100 kW of electrical storage in lead-acid batteries, and an automatic weather data gathering system. Satisfactory overall system performance is reported. Performance degradation due to dust on the array lenses was determined. Field operational problems are discussed.

1985-09-01

161

Summary Report: Audits of Ballast Water Treatment Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The development of ballast water treatment (BWT) technologies is at a very early stage. Many of the proposed BWT technologies have had limited laboratory testing and only a few have been tested aboard ships. Many others are still in the conceptual stage. ...

G. E. Roderick

2004-01-01

162

Photovoltaic systems in remote locations: an experience summary  

SciTech Connect

Since 1979, the NASA Lewis Research Center has been responsible for the design, installation and operational support of 58 photovoltaic systems located in 27 countries. Together these systems contain 77.1 kW of photovoltaic modules and provide power for a variety of loads ranging from single low-power street light systems to a utility type power system for a village of over 150 people. Systems installation, reliability, operation, maintenance and repair experience is given and major problems areas are listed. Experience indicates that photovoltaic system technology is a proven technology, but that developing countries need to better posture themselves to acquire and utilize the technology. Recommendations are given.

Ratajczak, A.F.

1985-01-01

163

Summary and evaluation of low-velocity impact tests of solid steel billet onto concrete pads  

SciTech Connect

Spent fuel storage casks intended for use at independent spent fuel storage installations are evaluated during the application and review process for low-velocity impacts representative of possible handling accidents. In the past, the analyses involved in these evaluations have assumed that the casks dropped or tipped onto an unyielding surface - a conservative and simplifying assumption. Since 10 CFR Part 72, the regulation imposed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), does not require this assumption, applicants are currently seeking a more realistic model for the analyses to predict the effect of a cask dropping onto a reinforced concrete pad, including energy absorbing aspects such as cracking and flexure. To develop data suitable for benchmarking these analyses, the NRC has conducted several series of drop-test studies of a solid steel billet and of a near-full-scale empty cask. This report contains a summary and evaluation of all steel billet testing conducted by Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. A series of finite element analyses of the billet testing is described and benchmarked against the test data. A method to apply the benchmarked finite element model of the soil and concrete pad to an analysis of a full-size storage cask is provided. In addition, an application to a {open_quotes}generic{close_quotes} full-size cask is presented for side and end drops, and tipover events. The primary purpose of this report is to provide applicants for an NRC license under 10 CFR Part 72 with a method for evaluating storage casks for low-velocity impact conditions.

Witte, M.C.; Hovingh, W.J.; Mok, G.C.; Murty, S.S.; Chen, T.F.; Fischer, L.E.

1998-02-01

164

Offshore well test platform system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This patent describes an offshore well test platform system positionable above one or more underwater wells. It comprises: a submergible buoy to be restrained below the surface of the water and above one or more underwater wells; a platform structure connectable to the buoy and having an upper portion extending above the surface of the water when connected to the

H. Chiu; D. K. Nelsen

1990-01-01

165

Economic Incentives to Wind Systems Commercialization. Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This assessment of Economic Incentives to Wind Systems Commercialization is an analysis of the quantitative and qualitative impacts of a variety of government funded economic incentives on Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS). The purpose of this study i...

M. Lotker R. W. Shaw W. F. Adolfson R. P. Bernardi P. H. Davidoff

1978-01-01

166

510k Summary - PEL-FREEZ Clinical Systems, LLC  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... application software operates as a program under these operating systems. ... printed on the computer system printer and stored for future reference ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts

167

Brief Summary of the Circulatory System Devices Panel ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... The RX Acculink Carotid Stent System is used in conjunction with the Accunet Embolic Protection System (EPS), and the expanded indication is ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

168

Assessment of distributed photovoltaic electric-power systems. Summary report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to develop a methodology for assessing the potential impacts of distributed photovoltaic (PV) systems on electric utility systems, including subtransmission and distribution networks, and to apply that methodology to several illustrative examples. The investigations focused upon five specific utilities. Three were actual planned future systems for Northeast Utilities Service Company, Alabama Power Company, and

R. W. Neal; P. F. DeDuck; R. N. Marshall

1982-01-01

169

Calibration of sound and vibration sensors and vibration testing systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SPEKTRA is a manufacturer of high quality calibration systems for sound and vibration. Under license No DKD-K-27801, a calibration lab was established at SPEKTRA to provide a calibration service. The paper gives a summary of 4 years experience in the calibration of vibration Sensors, measuring systems and vibration test equipment in the industrial field. In practice calibration is often treated as an unpleasant job that is solved by handing out a Calibration certificate of every part of the system to the Quality Manager. The paper comes to the conclusion that calibration can help to minimize costs and risks if the customer has basic knowledge in international standards, the used test equipment and the special requirements for testing with this configuration. It is not enough to calibrate one sensor of a system in a standard range. The requirements for calibration should be defined individually for every testing system and application.

Nicklich, Holger

2004-08-01

170

Calibration of Sound and Vibration Sensors and Vibration Testing Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SPEKTRA is a manufacturer of high quality calibration systems for sound and vibration. Under license No DKD-K-27801, a calibration lab was established at SPEKTRA to provide a calibration service. The paper gives a summary of 4 years experience in the calibration of vibration Sensors, measuring systems and vibration test equipment in the industrial field. In practice calibration is often treated as an unpleasant job that is solved by handing out a "Calibration certificate of every part of the system" to the Quality Manager. The paper comes to the conclusion that calibration can help to minimize costs and risks if the customer has basic knowledge in international standards, the used test equipment and the special requirements for testing with this configuration. It is not enough to calibrate one sen- sor of a system in a standard range. The requirements for calibration should be defined individually for every testing system and application.

Nicklich, H.

2004-08-01

171

Microcomputers and nondestructive test systems  

SciTech Connect

Microcomputers are finding their way into Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Systems. They can be used for scanning system motion control, instrumentation control, data acquisition, data display, and data analysis. This paper describes the application of the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), LSI-11 series microcomputers in systems developed and used by the NDT Unit of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. These systems are used for ultrasonic testing and industrial computerized tomography. In some systems more than one microcomputer is used with one acting as a slave to the controlling or master unit. This becomes necessary when the single processor is not capable of handling all required tasks within the interval between data samples or other time constraints. The systems can be interfaced to a variety of NDT instrumentation. If the instrument has a digital command interface, then data and commands are passed back and forth through this interface. Frequently, the NDT instrumentation used does not have a digital capability and has only analog outputs. A general purpose interface has been designed and built to accept and digitize these inputs and to also display data on a storage cathode ray tube display. The systems contain translator circuits to drive stepper motors. While each system is normally coupled to a specific scanning device, its use is not restricted to only that scanner since the system can be easily programmed to drive other motors or scanners. Motors of almost any size or torque rating can be used without changing anything in the basic control system. A translator card and adequate power supply are the only changes that might be required, and a software change might also be required to keep the motor speed within its operating limits. Therefore, special purpose fixtures can be designed, built, and interfaced to the control system to perform inspections of special parts when the part has an axis of symmetry that can be used to simplify the scanning process.

Strong, R.D.

1983-01-01

172

Empathizing and systemizing in males, females, and autism: a test of the neural competition theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary: Sex differences exist in empathizing (females showing a stronger drive than males), and this contrasts with sex differences in systemizing (males showing a stronger drive). Systemizing occurs when one analyses or constructs a system according to rules that govern that system. In this chapter we re-analyse data from the Empathy Quotient (EQ) and Systemizing Quotient (SQ) to test if

Nigel Goldenfeld; Simon Baron-Cohen; Sally Wheelwright; Chris Ashwin; Bhismadev Chakrabarti

173

High School Symposium for Earth Systems Education (Columbus, Ohio, October 1994). Proceedings and Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This volume contains the proceedings and summary for the Earth Systems Education high school symposium conducted in October, 1994. Selected participants were invited to contribute papers for inclusion in this volume so that other teachers can see how Earth Systems Education (ESE) looks in practice. The volume also contains the context for ESE in

Fortner, Rosanne W., Ed.; Mayer, Victor J., Ed.

174

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kingsley, Chris

2012-01-01

175

Tank waste remediation system retrieval and disposal mission initial updated baseline summary  

SciTech Connect

This document provides a summary of the proposed Tank Waste Remediation System Retrieval and Disposal Mission Initial Updated Baseline (scope, schedule, and cost) developed to demonstrate the Tank Waste Remediation System contractor`s Readiness-to-Proceed in support of the Phase 1B mission.

Swita, W.R.

1998-01-05

176

Solid Waste Information Management System (SWIMS) data summary, calendar year 1986  

SciTech Connect

The Solid Waste Information Management System (SWIMS) is a Department of Energy information system for radioactive solid waste. This document is a summary of the CY 1986 data and the forecasted data for CY 1987 reported by DOE sites. Detailed data are included in the appendices.

Watanabe, T.

1987-07-01

177

First international workshop on architectures for software systems workshop summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

As systems become more complex, the high-level organization of the overall system---the software architecture---becomes a critical aspect of design. Architectural concerns include organization of a system as a composition of components; global control structures; protocols for communication, synchronization, and data access; assignment of functionality to design elements; physical distribution; scaling and performance; dimensions of evolution; and selection among design alternatives.Recently,

1995-01-01

178

Summary, biomass gasifier facility start-up tests - October and December 1995  

SciTech Connect

Shakedown testing of the biomass gasifier facility, located at the Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. factory in Paia on the island of Maui, utilizing sugarcane bagasse, occurred in October 1995. Input and output streams for the process were sampled during three periods of steady-state operation in an air-blown mode. Additional tests were carried out in early December, 1995. Air and a mixture of air and steam were utilized as the fluidizing agent in the December operations, with two sampling periods occurring during air gasification and a single period under air-steam-blown conditions. This summary reports average values for the October test period, the December air-blown tests and the December air-steam tests (see following table). Details of individual tests are presented in the body of this report. During the October sampling periods, the average reactor temperature and pressure were 1545{degrees}F (840{degrees}C) and 43 psi (300 kPa), respectively. Bagasse from the sugar factory entered the dryer at a nominal moisture content of 45% and exited at 26%, wet basis. Wet fuel feed rate to the reactor averaged 1.2 ton hr{sup -1} (1.1 tonne hr{sup -1}). Average gas composition determined over the sample periods was 4% H{sub 2}, 10% CO, 18% CO{sub 2}, 3% CH{sub 4}, 1% C{sub 2}`s and higher hydrocarbons, and the balance N{sub 2}. The higher heating value of the gas was 100 Btu ft{sup -3} (3.7 MJ m{sup -3}). Condensable hydrocarbons (C{sub 6} and higher) in the output stream averaged 2.3% of dry fuel feed with benzene (C{sub 6}H{sub 6}) and naphthalene (C{sub 10}H{sub 8}) being the principal constituents. Carbon conversion efficiency, defined as the percentage of fuel carbon converted into gas or liquids, was estimated to be {approximately}96%.

Turn, S.Q.; Ishimura, D.M.; Kinoshita, C.M.; Masutani, S.M.

1996-02-01

179

Students' Voices in the Evaluation of Their Written Summaries: Empowerment and Democracy for Test Takers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two kinds of scoring templates were empirically derived from summaries written by experts and students to evaluate the quality of summaries written by the students. This paper reports students' attitudes towards the use of the two templates and its differential statistical effects on the judgment of students' summarization performance. It was

Yu, Guoxing

2007-01-01

180

A wideband EMP test system  

SciTech Connect

A wideband EMP tester consisting of a high voltage modulator, transmission line, high voltage peaking switch, and a TEM test cell has been developed that delivers repetitive high frequency EMP pulses to an RF-sealed double-test volume of about 1 ft.{sup 3}. The pulse shape is rectangular, has a duration of 4 ns and a risetime of 120 ps. The system can be operated at pulse repetition rates up to 1500 Hz and electric field levels up to 125 kV/m. Both voltage and pulse rate are continuously adjustable over these ranges may be operated in any combination.

Rohwein, G.J.; Aurand, J.F.; Frost, C.A.; Roose, L.D.; Babcock, S.R.

1994-07-01

181

The Dairy Technology System in Venezuela. Summary of Research 79.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the agricultural technology system in Venezuela with emphasis on the dairy industry. An analytical framework was used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the following components of Venezuela's agricultural technology system: policy, technology development, technology transfer, and technology use. Selected government

Nieto, Ruben D.; Henderson, Janet L.

182

The Non-Lock-Step Educational System. Project Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this effort was to investigate individualized and self-paced instruction systems throughout the country and to develop a detailed document showing how to plan, implement, and operate a self-paced individualized instruction system as an opti...

M. J. Giordano

1975-01-01

183

UNIVERSITY TURBINE SYSTEMS RESEARCH PROGRAM SUMMARY AND DIRECTORY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The South Carolina Institute for Energy Studies (SCIES), administratively housed at Clemson University, has participated in the advancement of combustion turbine technology for over a decade. The University Turbine Systems Research Program, previously referred to as the Advanced Gas Turbine Systems Research (AGTSR) program, has been administered by SCIES for the U.S. DOE during the 1992-2003 timeframe. The structure of

Lawrence P. Golan; Richard A. Wenglarz

2004-01-01

184

The Dairy Technology System in Venezuela. Summary of Research 79.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study examined the agricultural technology system in Venezuela with emphasis on the dairy industry. An analytical framework was used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the following components of Venezuela's agricultural technology system: policy, technology development, technology transfer, and technology use. Selected government

Nieto, Ruben D.; Henderson, Janet L.

185

Our Solar System at a Glance. Information Summaries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The United States has explored the solar system with automated spacecraft and human-crewed expeditions that have produced a quantum leap in our knowledge and understanding of the solar system. Through the electronic sight and other "senses" of our automated spacecraft, color and complexion have been given to worlds that for centuries appeared to

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.

186

Paperless Pavement Condition Rating System Development. (Includes Executive Summary).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Pavement Condition Rating (PCR) system has been used by Ohio DOT as a means of establishing non-routine maintenance needs on highway sections for over 10 years. The PCR system develops a numerical rating for a segment of pavement which reflects the se...

J. C. Gilfert K. F. Conner

1996-01-01

187

Gas turbine systems research and development program. Executive summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

This systems analysis has identified major opportunities for gas turbine combined cycles burning coal. Both simplified gasification and direct combustion of coal-water mixture options have the potential to offer low-cost energy systems that have high plant thermal efficiency and reduced emissions of environmental pollutants. Research and development needs have been identified which will provide the technical bases for decisions to

Cincotta

1985-01-01

188

Pipe Explorer{sup {trademark}} system. Innovative technology summary report  

SciTech Connect

The Pipe Explorer{trademark} system, developed by Science and Engineering Associates, Inc. (SEA), under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Morgantown Energy Technology Center, has been used to transport various characterizing sensors into piping systems that have been radiologically contaminated. DOE`s nuclear facility decommissioning program must characterize radiological contamination inside piping systems before the pipe can be recycled, remediated, or disposed. Historically, this has been attempted using hand-held survey instrumentation, surveying only the accessible exterior portions of pipe systems. Various measuring difficulties, and in some cases, the inability to measure threshold surface contamination values and worker exposure, and physical access constraints have limited the effectiveness of traditional survey approaches. The Pipe Explorer{trademark} system provides a viable alternative.

NONE

1996-04-01

189

CBTL Design Case Summary Conventional Feedstock Supply System - Woody  

SciTech Connect

A conventional woody feedstock design has been developed that represents supply system technologies, costs, and logistics that are achievable today for supplying woody biomass as a blendstock with coal for energy production. Efforts are made to identify bottlenecks and optimize the efficiency and capacities of this supply system, within the constraints and consideration of existing local feedstock supplies, equipment, and permitting requirements. The feedstock supply system logistics operations encompass all of the activities necessary to move woody biomass from the production location to the conversion reactor ready for blending and insertion. This supply system includes operations that are currently available such that costs and logistics are reasonable and reliable. The system modeled for this research project includes the use of the slash stream since it is a more conservative analysis and represents the material actually used in the experimental part of the project.

Christopher T. Wright; Erin M. Searcy

2012-02-01

190

CBTL Design Case Summary Conventional Feedstock Supply System - Herbaceous  

SciTech Connect

A conventional bale feedstock design has been established that represents supply system technologies, costs, and logistics that are achievable today for supplying herbaceous feedstocks as a blendstock with coal for energy production. Efforts are made to identify bottlenecks and optimize the efficiency and capacities of this supply system, within the constraints of existing local feedstock supplies, equipment, and permitting requirements. The feedstock supply system logistics operations encompass all of the activities necessary to move herbaceous biomass feedstock from the production location to the conversion reactor ready for blending and insertion. This supply system includes operations that are currently available such that costs and logistics are reasonable and reliable. The system modeled for this research project includes the uses of field-dried corn stover or switchgrass as a feedstock to annually supply an 800,000 DM ton conversion facility.

Christopher T. Wright; Erin M. Searcy

2012-02-01

191

Remote Excavation System test plan  

SciTech Connect

The Office of Technology Development (OTD) established the Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP) to integrate robotic development activities on a national basis; provide needs-oriented, timely, and economical robotics technology to support environmental and waste operations activities at Department of Energy (DOE) sites; and provide the focus and direction for the near term (less than five years) and guidance for the tong-term (five to twenty years) research and development efforts for site-specific problems. The RTDP consists of several programs including the Buried Waste Robotics Program (BWRP), which addresses remote buried waste applications. The Remote Excavation System (RES) was developed under the RTDP to provide a safer method of excavating hazardous materials for both the DOE and the Department of Defense (DOD). The excavator, initially developed by the DOD as a manually-operated small excavator, has been modified for teleoperation with joint funding from the BWRP and the DOD. The Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration (BWID) and the Uranium Soils Integrated Demonstration (USID) are funding the demonstration, testing, and evaluation of the RES covered in this test plan. This document covers testing both at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), as funded by BWID and USID. This document describes the tests planned for the RES demonstration for the BWRP. The purposes of the test plan are (1) to establish test parameters to ensure that the demonstration results are deemed useful and usable and (2) to demonstrate performance in a safe manner within all regulatory requirements.

Walker, S.; Hyde, R.A.

1993-05-01

192

Summary of HTGR (high-temperature gas-cooled reactor) benchmark data from the high temperature lattice test reactor  

Microsoft Academic Search

The High Temperature Lattice Test Reactor (HTLTR) was a unique critical facility specifically built and operated to measure variations in neutronic characteristics of high temperature gas cooled reactor (HTGR) lattices at temperatures up to 1000°C. The Los Alamos National Laboratory commissioned Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) to prepare this summary reference report on the HTLTR benchmark data and its associated documentation.

1989-01-01

193

Summary of Group Development and Testing for Single Shell Tank Closure at Hanford  

SciTech Connect

This report is a summary of the bench-scale and large scale experimental studies performed by Savannah River National Laboratory for CH2M HILL to develop grout design mixes for possible use in producing fill materials as a part of Tank Closure of the Single-Shell Tanks at Hanford. The grout development data provided in this report demonstrates that these design mixes will produce fill materials that are ready for use in Hanford single shell tank closure. The purpose of this report is to assess the ability of the proposed grout specifications to meet the current requirements for successful single shell tank closure which will include the contracting of services for construction and operation of a grout batch plant. The research and field experience gained by SRNL in the closure of Tanks 17F and 20F at the Savannah River Site was leveraged into the grout development efforts for Hanford. It is concluded that the three Hanford grout design mixes provide fill materials that meet the current requirements for successful placement. This conclusion is based on the completion of recommended testing using Hanford area materials by the operators of the grout batch plant. This report summarizes the regulatory drivers and the requirements for grout mixes as tank fill material. It is these requirements for both fresh and cured grout properties that drove the development of the grout formulations for the stabilization, structural and capping layers.

Harbour, John, R.

2005-04-28

194

Offshore well test platform system  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes an offshore well test platform system positionable above one or more underwater wells. It comprises: a submergible buoy to be restrained below the surface of the water and above one or more underwater wells; a platform structure connectable to the buoy and having an upper portion extending above the surface of the water when connected to the buoy in an installed condition; a well test platform deck connected to the upper portion of the platformed structure; flexible riser means extendable between the one or more underwater wells and the platform deck for providing passage therethrough for well test or workover operations; and restraining means for connecting the submerged buoy to subsea anchors. The restraining means consists of equally spaced, laterally extending tensioned anchoring means having a single intersection of mooring forces at or above the platform deck.

Chiu, H.; Nelsen, D.K.

1990-03-06

195

Guide to Improving the National Education Data System. Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The document provides an overview of the Guide To Improving the National Education Data System, the first publication of the newly created National Forum on Education Statistics. The Guide contains 36 recommendations for improving the Nation's elementary ...

P. D. Forgione M. E. Orland

1991-01-01

196

Brief Summary of the Circulatory System Devices Panel ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... the HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (HVAS) sponsored ... an implantable electrically powered centrifugal-flow ... external driver and power source(s ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

197

FINE PARTICLE EMISSIONS INFORMATION SYSTEM: SUMMARY REPORT (SUMMER 1976)  

EPA Science Inventory

The report summarizes the initial loading of data into the Fine Particle Emissions Information System (FPEIS), a computerized database on primary fine particle emissions to the atmosphere from stationary sources, designed to assist engineers and scientists engaged in fine particl...

198

Minorities and the Juvenile Justice System. Research Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report concludes a 15-month research project examining the role that minority status (African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) plays in the processing of youth by the juvenile justice system. Since the publication of this ...

1995-01-01

199

GIS-Based Crash Referencing and Analysis System. Summary Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A geographical information system (GIS) can be simply defined as a collection of hardware and software that is used to edit, analyze, and display geographical information stored in a spatial data base. In recent years, many transportation departments and ...

2009-01-01

200

Summary (April 23, 2009: Circulatory System Devices Panel ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... implant placed in the left atrial appendage in order to occlude the appendage and prevent systemic embolization of thrombus, specifically stroke. ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/medicaldevices

201

Brief Summary of the Circulatory System Devices Panel ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... An intra-aortic balloon and control system is a device that consists of an inflatable balloon, which is placed in the aorta to improve cardiovascular ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

202

Fine Attitude Measurement System Study. Volume 1: Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The definition of a fine attitude measurement system was analyzed using data from the TPD/TNO star mapper, the SODERN star tracker, and the MEDS star mapper, for Earth resources missions. Configurations, preliminary interface data, and performances were g...

M. Burton

1980-01-01

203

510k Summary - NGTL Automation system (NAS), BK020032 ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... ARC has determined that NAS is substantially equivalent to the existing Information Data Management's Surround System ... 4.7 Performance Data ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts

204

Brief Summary from the Circulatory System Devices Panel ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... Nitinol Stent System. The device is indicated for use in the treatment of carotid artery disease in high-risk patients. The Panel ... More results from www.fda.gov/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials/medicaldevices

205

Hospital Management Systems Demonstration; Final Report and Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The documentation of this project consists of the final report, a magnetic tape and other appendices through S. The tape contains the computer programs for The Admissions Scheduling and Control System: A Comprehensive Hospital Admissions Modeling and Simu...

J. R. Griffith W. M. Hancock

1977-01-01

206

Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Program: Summary Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Project summaries are given for contracts pertaining to the central receiver power plant, 5 Mwth solar thermal test facility, total energy systems, distributed collector systems, hybrid systems, research and development, and program application and suppor...

1976-01-01

207

Pilot: An operating system for a personal computer (Summary)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Pilot operating system is designed for the personal computing environment. It provides a basic set of services within which higher-level programs can more easily serve the user and\\/or communicate with other programs on other machines. Pilot omits certain functions sometimes associated with complete operating systems, such as character-string naming or user-command interpretation; higher-level software provides such facilities as needed.

David D. Redell; Yogen K. Dalal; Thomas R. Horsley; Haug C. Lauer; William C. Lynch; Paul R. McJones; Hal G. Murray; Stephen C. Purcell

1979-01-01

208

Summary of the Oahu, Hawaii, Regional Aquifer-System Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of Professional Paper 1412 is to describe major aspects of the hydrology and geology of the regional aquifer system underlying the island of Oahu. This report summarizes the geohydrology of Oahu with emphasis on the occurrence of ground water,...

W. D. Nichols P. J. Shade C. D. Hunt

1997-01-01

209

Summary, retrospect, and evolution of mobile remote systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many applications for mobile remote systems exist in the nuclear industry, particularly where such a work force can reduce human exposures or enable task performance where the capabilities of human workers are inadequate. Despite these opportunities, current remote technology is insufficient. The nuclear industry has pioneered equipment for remote manipulation and some specialized forms of mobility (legged, articulated tracks and

J. Osborn; L. Champeny; C. Fromme; W. L. Whittaker

1988-01-01

210

Transit Performance Monitoring System (TPMS) Results. Summary Report Phase III.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the results of the third phase of a project to implement a transit performance monitoring system (TPMS). The TPMS was designed to collect data on transit customers through the use of on-board surveys. The long-term goal of the TPMS in...

2004-01-01

211

Concrete Dust Suppression System. Innovative Technology Summary Report  

SciTech Connect

The improved technology is a water-based dust suppression system for controlling concrete dust generated by demolition equipment, in this case a demolition ram. This demonstration was performed to assess the effectiveness of this system to (1) minimize the amount of water used to suppress potentially contaminated dust, (2) focus the water spray on the dust-generating source and (3) minimize the dust cloud generated by the demolition activity. The technology successfully reduced the water required by a factor of eight compared to the traditional (baseline) method, controlled the dust generated, and permitted a reduction in the work force. The water spray can be focused at the ram point, but it is affected by wind. Prior to the use of this dust control system, dust generated by the demolition ram was controlled manually by spraying with fire hoses (the baseline technology). The improved technology is 18% less expensive than the baseline technology for the conditions and parameters of this demonstration, however, the automated system can save up to 80% versus the baseline whenever waste water treatment costs are considered. For demolishing one high-walled room and a long slab with a total of 413 m{sup 3} (14,580 ft{sup 3}) of concrete, the savings are $105,000 (waste water treatment included). The improved technology reduced the need for water consumption and treatment by about 88% which results in most of the savings.

None

1998-12-01

212

Comprehensive Sewerage Plan. Part 1. Data Summary: Public Sewerage Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Expenditure of nearly $3,000,000 annually ranks Palm Beach County fifth out of 67 Florida counties in total construction of public sewerage facilities. Public sewerage facilities include 115 separate systems in Palm Beach County, 34 of which are considere...

D. B. Smith D. H. Scott

1968-01-01

213

Exhibit 07: 510(k) SUMMARY: - Anspach Irrigation System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Anspach Irrigation Pump System is designed to deliver a constant flow (0 to 30 mumin) of irrigation fluid by means of a peristaltic pump. The peristaltic pump itself is integral to the control box which is designed for placement on a table or equipped with a connection device to permit secure attachment to an IV Pole. Anspach Irrigation pump

Anspach Companies

214

A Summary of the PSI Program Synthesis System  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the current status of the PSI program synthesis system. It alloius program specification dialogues using natural language, traces and examples from which a high-level program model is acquired. This model is then refined into an efficient implementation of the program. PSI consists of several modules including a parser-interpreter, trace and examples inference expert, dialogue moderator, program model

C. Green

1977-01-01

215

Heat stress monitoring system. Innovative technology summary report  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy`s (DOE) nuclear facility decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) program involves the need to decontaminate and decommission buildings expeditiously and cost-effectively. Simultaneously, the health and safety of personnel involved in the D and D activities is of primary concern. Often, D and D workers must perform duties in inclement weather, and because they also frequently work in contaminated areas, they must wear personal protective clothing and/or respirators. Monitoring the health status of workers under these conditions is an important component of ensuring their safety. The MiniMitter VitalSense Telemetry System`s heat stress monitoring system (HSMS) is designed to monitor the vital signs of individual workers as they perform work in conditions that might be conducive to heat exhaustion or heat stress. The HSMS provides real-time data on the physiological condition of workers which can be monitored to prevent heat stress or other adverse health situations. This system is particularly useful when workers are wearing personal protective clothing or respirators that make visual observation of their condition more difficult. The MiniMitter VitalSense Telemetry System can monitor up to four channels (e.g., heart rate, body activity, ear canal, and skin temperature) and ten workers from a single supervisory station. The monitors are interfaced with a portable computer that updates and records information on individual workers. This innovative technology, even though it costs more, is an attractive alternative to the traditional (baseline) technology, which measures environmental statistics and predicts the average worker`s reaction to those environmental conditions without taking the physical condition of the individual worker into consideration. Although use of the improved technology might be justified purely on the basis of improved safety, it has the potential to pay for itself by reducing worker time lost caused by heat stress incidents.

NONE

1998-11-01

216

Data qualification summary for 1985 L-Area AC Flow Tests.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 1985 L-Area AC Flow Tests were conducted to provide an extended data base for upgrading the reactor system models employed in predicting normal process water flows. This report summarizes the results of the recently completed, formal, technical review...

T. B. Edwards D. A. Eghbali M. L. Liebmann E. P. Shine

1992-01-01

217

Simple Test Procedure for Evaluating Low Temperature Crack Resistance of Asphalt Concrete, Executive Summary Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study has four main objectives: To determine coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of Ohio aggregates and mixes; To develop a simple test procedure, as a part of a mix design system, to determine the thermal cracking resistance of asphalt concrete m...

S. Sargand S. S. Kim

2009-01-01

218

A Summary of Research on Test Changes: An Empirical Basis for Defining Accommodations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document summarizes the research on test changes to provide an empirical basis for defining accommodations for students with disabilities. It begins by providing an historical overview of special education accountability. It describes how separate special education accountability systems have evolved and summarizes information on the

Tindal, Gerald; Fuchs, Lynn

219

Summary of State-of-the-Art Power Conversion Systems for Energy Storage Applications  

SciTech Connect

The power conversion system (PCS) is a vital part of many energy storage systems. It serves as the interface between the storage device, an energy source, and an AC load. This report summarizes the results of an extensive study of state-of-the-art power conversion systems used for energy storage applications. The purpose of the study was to investigate the potential for cost reduction and performance improvement in these power conversion systems and to provide recommendations for fiture research and development. This report provides an overview of PCS technology, a description of several state-of-the-art power conversion systems and how they are used in specific applications, a summary of four basic configurations for l:he power conversion systems used in energy storage applications, a discussion of PCS costs and potential cost reductions, a summary of the stancku-ds and codes relevant to the technology, and recommendations for future research and development.

Atcitty, S.; Gray-Fenner, A.; Ranade, S.

1998-09-01

220

Summary of comparative results integrated nonthermal treatment and integrated thermal treatment systems studies  

SciTech Connect

In July 1994, the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), under a contract from U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Environment Management Office of Science and Technology (OST, EM-50) published a report entitled {open_quotes}Integrated Thermal Treatment System Study - Phase 1 Results{close_quotes} (EGG-MS-11211). This report was the culmination of over a year of analysis involving scientists and engineers within the DOE complex and from private industry. The purpose of that study was {open_quotes}to conduct a systematic engineering evaluation of a variety of mixed low level waste (MLLW) treatment system alternatives.{close_quotes} The study also {open_quotes}identified the research and development, demonstrations, and testing and evaluation needed to assure unit operability in the most promising alternative system.{close_quotes} This study evaluated ten primary thermal treatment technologies, organized into complete {open_quotes}cradle-to-grave{close_quotes} systems (including complete engineering flow sheets), to treat DOE MLLW and calculated mass balances and 20-year total life cycle costs (TLCC) for all systems. The waste input used was a representative heterogenous mixture of typical DOE MLLW. An additional study was conducted, and then, based on response to these studies, additional work was started to investigate and evaluate non-thermal treatment options on a footing comparable to the effort devoted to thermal options. This report attempts to present a summary overview of the thermal and non-thermal treatment technologies which were examined in detail in the process of the above mentioned reviews.

NONE

1996-12-01

221

Summary of the hypervelocity weapon system field experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Hypervelocity Launcher Product Office of the US Army Space and Strategic Defense Command has completed the first field experiment for the Hypervelocity Weapon System (NVWS). The HVWS is being developed as a cost-effective, bottom-tier element of the overall Theater Missile Defense (TMD) architecture. The HVWS is C-130 transportable and will complement the total spectrum of TMD assets. The objective

T. C. Aden; J. L. Brown; V. D. Churchwell; P. Dewer; A. Juhasz; Z. Kaplan; J. Williams

1997-01-01

222

Test management and test execution system for automated verification of digital television systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a test management and test execution system created to be used during process of Digital Television System automated verification and testing. Designed test environment is able to handle product requirement data, test cases management data, test execution planning process, test system configuration and execution of manual, semiautomatic and automatic test cases during verification and testing process. The

V. Pekovic; N. Teslic; I. Resetar; T. Tekcan

2010-01-01

223

In Situ Gaseous Reduction System. Innovative Technology Summary Report  

SciTech Connect

The goal of this project is the in situ immobilization and detoxification of specific metal contaminants by changing their chemical state. The injection of a gas mixture containing low concentrations of hydrogen sulfide into soil can change the oxidation state of some metals. Chromium, which is present at the test site in an oxidation state of VI can be reduced to chromium III, through this method. Chromium VI is highly mobile and highly toxic, whereas, in its lower oxidation state it is immobile and virtually harmless. Other metals which are susceptible to this type of treatment are; lead, copper, cadmium, uranium, technetium and arsenic. TSS: Diluted mixtures of hydrogen sulfide in air can treat soils contaminated with heavy metals and radionuclides. The reactive gas is injected directly into the contaminated soil causing a redox reaction where Chromium(VI) is transformed to Chromium(III) - an insoluable and more stable form of Chromium.

None

2000-04-01

224

Operability test report for rotary mode core sampling system number 3  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the successful completion of operability testing for the Rotary Mode Core Sampling (RMCS) system {number_sign}3. The Report includes the test procedure (WHC-SD-WM-OTP-174), exception resolutions, data sheets, and a test report summary.

Corbett, J.E.

1996-03-01

225

Proposal to ARTES TATOO Test And Testability Of Distributed Real-time Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

1 Summary The goal of the proposed research is to develop metrics for testability, test methods, tools and design rules for high testability in distributed real-time systems (DRTS). Theoretical and practical results with regard to testing and testability of distributed real-time systems are next to nonexistent. Research is therefore of significance to both academia and Industry. We propose here a

Hans Hansson

226

Dynamic Isotope Power System, Integrated System Test  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Dynamic Isotope Power System (DIPS) can supply three to four times more electrical power than Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) for the same amount of Pu-238 fuel. The available electrical power can be used to drive propellant-efficient electric thrusters, which would enable and/or significantly enhance the capabilities of interplanetary missions. Because of this, the DIPS program has been reviewing the application of DIPS technology to the interplanetary missions in the 500 We to 1.0 kWe power range. Such a DIPS program would focus on completing an Integrated System Test (IST) of the DIPS in a simulated space environment. The DIPS IST would fully demonstrate DIPS integrated operation, long-term containment boundary integrity, and, most importantly, DIPS flight readiness. To reduce cost, schedule, and risk of the DIPS development, the design would use the DOE-developed Brayton Isotope Power System (BIPS) turboalternator compressor (TAC), which is currently being refurbished for use in the NASA-LeRC Solar Dynamic Ground Test Demonstration (SD GTD) Program. The DIPS IST, which would follow the SD GTD testing, would make use of common elements with the SD GTD wherever practical to reduce the IST cost and schedule. The components demonstrated in the IST would be flight prototypical except that full flight qualification would not be performed. For future interplanetary applications, the DIPS system would employ the identical TAC design demonstrated in the IST for all applications. Power level scalability would be achieved by scaling other loop components in a straightforward manner without technology development or requalification. This will significantly reduce costs while providing only a small scalability performance penalty.

Otting, William D.; Hunt, Maribeth E.; Ashe, Thomas L.

1994-07-01

227

Wireless remote radiation monitoring system (WRRMS). Innovative technology summary report  

SciTech Connect

The Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) RadStar{trademark} wireless remote radiation monitoring system (WRRMS) is designed to provide real-time monitoring of the radiation dose to workers as they perform work in radiologically contaminated areas. WRRMS can also monitor dose rates in a room or area. The system uses radio-frequency communications to transmit dose readings from the wireless dosimeters worn by workers to a remote monitoring station that can be located out of the contaminated area. Each base station can monitor up to 16 workers simultaneously. The WRRMS can be preset to trigger both audible and visual alarms at certain dose rates. The alarms are provided to the worker as well as the base station operator. This system is particularly useful when workers are wearing personal protective clothing or respirators that make visual observation of their self-reading dosimeters (SRDs), which are typically used to monitor workers, more difficult. The base station is an IBM-compatible personal computer that updates and records information on individual workers every ten seconds. Although the equipment costs for this improved technology are higher than the SRDs (amortized at $2.54/hr versus $1.02/hr), total operational costs are actually less ($639/day versus $851/day). This is because the WRRMS requires fewer workers to be in the contaminated zone than the traditional (baseline) technology. There are also intangible benefits associated with improved worker safety and as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) principles, making the WRRMS an attractive alternative to the baseline technology. The baseline technology measures only integrated dose and requires workers to check their own dosimeters manually during the task.

Not Available

1998-12-01

228

Nuclear Data Needs for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems - Summary of U.S. Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

A workshop on the data needs for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems was held in the U.S. in April 2003. A summary of this workshop is provided in this paper. Discussions during the workshop evolved along the traditional nuclear data topical areas of data needs, measurements, evaluations, processing and validation. Recommendations were made on how the Generation IV needs could

T. A. Taiwo; H. S. Khalil

2006-01-01

229

Systemic Integration for Educational Reform in Racially and Linguistically Diverse Contexts: A Summary of the Evidence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article is a summary of findings from an extensive review of literature of research on educational reform originating at or being supported by various systemic levels. The goal of this review was to gain a better understanding of the factors influencing the improvement of education for racially and linguistic minority youth. We report

Datnow, Amanda; Lasky, Susan G.; Stringfield, Samuel C.; Teddlie, Charles

2005-01-01

230

Flexible manufacturing system handbook. Volume 1: Executive summary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMSs) represent a relatively new strategy to increase productivity. The technology is especially attractive for manufacturers who produce in the middle ranges of production volumes, neither mass production nor one of a kind. Today's unpredictable market environment demands low-cost solutions that provide quick product start-up, adaptability and responsiveness to changes in demand, and the capacity to easily resurrect out-of-production designs. In many instances, FMSs provide a direct hardware/software solution to this threefold management challenge. The adoption of FMS technology requires that one address many questions beforehand. This handbook provides a methodical approach to answering these questions. But it is not a cookbook; it cannot be. Each application of FMS technology is unique, therefore, the guidelines presented are fairly general.

1983-02-01

231

Summary of control and data acquisition systems for Nova experiments  

SciTech Connect

The Nova Laser has completed its first year of operation. During this period, emphasis has been placed on activation of the facility and of the numerous target and beam diagnostics. Two separate target chambers are in use. Nova operation is separated into two broad functions: Laser Operations and Experiments. The Operations Group provides the laser system control, operation and data acquisition and the Experiments Group provides experiment definition, diagnostic instrumentation and overall data processing. On the Operations side, VAX 11/780 computers are used to set up diagnostic operating parameters and collect data recorded by the CAMAC and CCD modules. These data are delivered in files by electronic link to the Laser Experiments and Analysis Facility (LEAF) VAX 11/785 of the Experiments Group for processing. Film data are digitized at LEAF and the film data files are also processed on the LEAF VAX.

McCauley, E.W.; Campbell, E.M.; Auerbach, J.M.; Montgomery, D.S.; Martin, V.A.; Randolph, J.E.; Shaw, J.G.; Stewart, B.L.; Stone, G.F.

1986-04-01

232

Summary test results of the particle-beam diagnostics for the Advanced Photon Source (APS) subsystems  

SciTech Connect

During the first half of 1994, a number of the diagnostic systems for measurement of the charged-particle beam parameters throughout the subsystems of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) have been installed and tested. The particle beams eventually will involve 450-MeV to 7-GeV positrons and with different pulse formats. The first test and commissionin results for beam profiles, beam position monitors, loss rate monitors, current monitors, and synchrotron radiation photon monitors hve been obtained using 200- to 350-MeV electron beams injected into the subsystems. Data presented are principally from the transport lines and the positron accumulator ring.

Lumpkin, A.; Wang, X.; Sellyey, W.; Patterson, D.; Kahana, E.

1994-08-01

233

Fire Safety Tests for Spherical Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin: Data Summary Report  

SciTech Connect

A draft safety evaluation of the scenario for spherical resorcinol-formaldehyde (SRF) resin fire inside the ion exchange column was performed by the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Fire Safety organization. The result of this draft evaluation suggested a potential change of the fire safety classification for the Cesium Ion Exchange Process System (CXP) emergency elution vessels, equipment, and piping, which may be overly bounding based on the fire performance data from the manufacturer of the ion exchange resin selected for use at the WTP. To resolve this question, the fire properties of the SRF resin were measured by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), following the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard procedures, through a subcontract managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). For some tests, the ASTM standard procedures were not entirely appropriate or practical for the SRF resin material, so the procedures were modified and deviations from the ASTM standard procedures were noted. This report summarizes the results of fire safety tests performed and reported by SwRI. The efforts by PNNL were limited to summarizing the test results provided by SwRI into one consolidated data report. All as-received SwRI reports are attached to this report in the Appendix. Where applicable, the precision and bias of each test method, as given by each ASTM standard procedure, are included and compared with the SwRI test results of the SRF resin.

Kim, Dong-Sang; Peterson, Reid A.; Schweiger, Michael J.

2012-07-30

234

Fire Safety Tests for Cesium-Loaded Spherical Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin: Data Summary Report  

SciTech Connect

A draft safety evaluation of the scenario for spherical resorcinol formaldehyde (SRF) resin fire inside the ion exchange column was performed by the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Fire Safety organization. The result of this draft evaluation suggested a potential change of the fire safety classification for the Cesium Ion Exchange Process System (CXP) emergency elution vessels, equipment, and piping. To resolve this question, the fire properties of the SRF resin were measured by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) through a subcontract managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The results of initial fire safety tests on the SRF resin were documented in a previous report (WTP-RPT-218). The present report summarizes the results of additional tests performed by SwRI on the cesium-loaded SRF resin. The efforts by PNNL were limited to summarizing the test results provided by SwRI into one consolidated data report. The as-received SwRI report is attached to this report in the Appendix A. Where applicable, the precision and bias of each test method, as given by each American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard procedure, are included and compared with the SwRI test results of the cesium-loaded SRF resin.

Kim, Dong-Sang; Schweiger, Michael J.; Peterson, Reid A.

2012-09-01

235

Liquid Helium Refrigerator for Testing Superconducting System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the next several years, various superconducting test transmission cables will probably be built and tested. Each test cable will require a medium sized helium refrigerator. To avoid unnecessary duplication of refrigeration systems required for testing,...

H. Morihara J. W. Terbot

1975-01-01

236

MATERIALS AND COMPONENT DEVELOPMENT FOR ADVANCED TURBINE SYSTEMS ? PROJECT SUMMARY  

SciTech Connect

Future hydrogen-fired or oxy-fuel turbines will likely experience an enormous level of thermal and mechanical loading, as turbine inlet temperatures (TIT) approach ?1425-1760?C (?2600-3200?F) with pressures of ?300-625 psig, respectively. Maintaining the structural integrity of future turbine components under these extreme conditions will require (1) durable thermal barrier coatings (TBCs), (2) high temperature creep resistant metal substrates, and (3) effective cooling techniques. While advances in substrate materials have been limited for the past decades, thermal protection of turbine airfoils in future hydrogen-fired and oxy-fuel turbines will rely primarily on collective advances in the TBCs and aerothermal cooling. To support the advanced turbine technology development, the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has continued its collaborative research efforts with the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University, while working in conjunction with commercial material and coating suppliers. This paper presents the technical accomplishments that were made during FY09 in the initial areas of advanced materials, aerothermal heat transfer and non-destructive evaluation techniques for use in advanced land-based turbine applications in the Materials and Component Development for Advanced Turbine Systems project, and introduces three new technology areas ? high temperature overlayer coating development, diffusion barrier coating development, and oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloy development that are being conducted in this effort.

M. A. Alvin

2010-06-18

237

Economic development through biomass system integration: Summary report  

SciTech Connect

Alfalfa is a well-known and widely-planted crop that offers environmental and soil conservation advantages when grown as a 4-year segment in a 7-year rotation with corn and soybeans. Alfalfa fixes nitrogen from the air, thereby enhancing soil nitrogen and decreasing the need for manufactured nitrogen fertilizer. With alfalfa yields of 4 dry tons per acre per year and the alfalfa leaf fraction sold as a high-value animal feed the remaining alfalfa stem fraction can be economically viable fuel feedstock for a gasifier combined cycle power plant. This report is a feasibility study for an integrated biomass power system, where an energy crop (alfalfa) is the feedstock for a processing plant and a power power plant (integrated gasification combined cycle) in a way that benefits the facility owners. The sale of an animal feed co-product and electricity both help cover the production cost of alfalfa and the feedstock processing cost, thereby requiring neither the electricity or leaf meal to carry the total cost. The power plant provides an important continous demand for the feedstock and results in continous supply of leaf product to provide a reliable supply needed for the leaf meal product.

DeLong, M.M. [Northern States Power Co., Minneapolis, MN (United States)

1995-10-01

238

Test system for micromirror arrays  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the last few years, high resolution spatial light modulators (SLMs) have been developed at the IMS Dresden. These are fabricated using one of two different technological processes. In one version a flexible, highly reflecting aluminum coating of about 50nm is evaporated onto a elastic layer, while the other version has quite rigid aluminum mirrors that are suspended by flexible hinges above the substrate. Both versions are fabricated on top of a CMOS DRAM matrix, which allows the addressing of individual pixels. So far SLMs with over 2 million pixels have been produced. In order to ensure a high quality of these SLMs a map of the SLM under test is needed showing the exact position of defective pixels together with the type of defect e.g. not responding, always deflected, wrong spring constant, poorly reflecting surface. Additionally information on the local and global flatness is required. This task can only be handled by an automated test stitching together many single measurements. A test system has bene set up using a white light interferometer. This allows to measure the response of each and every SLM pixel to applied voltages.

Duerr, Peter; Tanneberger, Thomas; Wolter, Alexander; Kluge, Wolfram; Doleschal, Wolfgang; Lakner, Hubert

2000-08-01

239

Minicomputer Controlled Test System for Process Control and Monitoring Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A minicomputer controlled test system for testing process control and monitoring systems is described. This system, in service for over one year, has demonstrated that computerized control of such testing has a real potential for expanding the scope of th...

L. D. Worster

1975-01-01

240

A summary of sodium vapor trap experience at the Fast Flux Test Facility  

SciTech Connect

Sodium vapor trap operation at the Fast Flux Test Facility has been successful although not uneventful. Analysis and evaluation of the behavior of the vapor traps associated with reactor cover gas processing and analysis systems has confirmed their design and has led to an improved understanding of these components and the environment in which they operate. This knowledge will permit simplification and reduced costs for future designs.

Schuck, W.J.

1986-09-01

241

Future Ground-Based Solar System Research: a Prospective Workshop Summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article tries to provide a perspective summary of the planetary science to be performed with future extremely large telescopes\\u000a (ELTs) as an outcome of the workshop on Future Ground-based Solar System Research: Synergies between Space Probes and Space\\u000a Telescopes held on 812 September 2008 in Portoferraio on Isola d Elba, Italy. It addresses science cases on solar system\\u000a objects

H. Boehnhardt; H. U. Kufl

2009-01-01

242

Formal test specifications in open systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development of formal test specifications for an open system standard is described. The effort is being conducted within the environment provided by the Clemson Automated Testing System (CATS). CATS features the ability to automatically translate formal test specifications into executable tests. The formal test specifications are written in accordance with a specification language designed in support of this effort.

J. F. Leathrum; K. A. Liburdy

1995-01-01

243

Test Data Provision for ERP Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software development and testing of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems demands dedicated methods to tackle its special features. As manual testing is not able to systematically test ERP systems due to the involved complexity, an effective testing approach should be automated, also requiring that the appropriate test data has to be provided alongside. In this paper we identify four main

Sebastian Wieczorek; Alin Stefanescu; Ina Schieferdecker

2008-01-01

244

Effluent Information System EIS (Effluent Information System) Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS): 1987 Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Effluent Information System (EIS) and Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) are Department of Energy (DOE) data base systems that aid DOE-Headquarters and Field Offices in managing the radioactive air and liquid effluents from DOE facilities. Dat...

T. Watanabe

1988-01-01

245

PCB Sediment Decontamination Processes: Selection for Test and Evaluation. Project Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is a project summary of an evaluation of eight alternative treatments for PCB-contaminated sediments. The processes are: Basic Extraction Sludge Treatment (B.E.S.T.), UV/Ozone or Hydrogen/Ultrasonics Technology, Bio-Clean Naturally-Adapted Micr...

B. H. Carpenter

1987-01-01

246

Data qualification summary for 1985 L-Area AC Flow Tests  

SciTech Connect

The 1985 L-Area AC Flow Tests were conducted to provide an extended data base for upgrading the reactor system models employed in predicting normal process water flows. This report summarizes the results of the recently completed, formal, technical review of the data from the 1985 L-Area AC Flow Tests as detailed in document SCS-CMAS-910045. The purpose of that review was to provide corroborating technical information as to the quality (fitness for use) of these experimental data. Reference [1] required three volumes to fully document the results of that Data Qualification process. This report has been prepared to provide the important conclusions from that process in a manageable and understandable format. Consult reference [1] if any additional information or detail is needed. This report provides highlights from that study: an overview of the tests and data, a description of the instrumentation used, an explanation of the data qualification methods employed to review the data, and the important conclusions reached from the study. Reference 1: Edwards, T.B., D.A. Eghbali, M.L. Liebmann, and E.P. Shine, {open_quotes}Data Qualification for 1985 L-Area AC Flow Tests,{close_quotes} SCS-CMAS-910045, December 31, 1991.

Edwards, T.B.; Eghbali, D.A.; Liebmann, M.L.; Shine, E.P.

1992-03-01

247

Data qualification summary for 1985 L-Area AC Flow Tests  

SciTech Connect

The 1985 L-Area AC Flow Tests were conducted to provide an extended data base for upgrading the reactor system models employed in predicting normal process water flows. This report summarizes the results of the recently completed, formal, technical review of the data from the 1985 L-Area AC Flow Tests as detailed in document SCS-CMAS-910045. The purpose of that review was to provide corroborating technical information as to the quality (fitness for use) of these experimental data. Reference [1] required three volumes to fully document the results of that Data Qualification process. This report has been prepared to provide the important conclusions from that process in a manageable and understandable format. Consult reference [1] if any additional information or detail is needed. This report provides highlights from that study: an overview of the tests and data, a description of the instrumentation used, an explanation of the data qualification methods employed to review the data, and the important conclusions reached from the study. Reference 1: Edwards, T.B., D.A. Eghbali, M.L. Liebmann, and E.P. Shine, [open quotes]Data Qualification for 1985 L-Area AC Flow Tests,[close quotes] SCS-CMAS-910045, December 31, 1991.

Edwards, T.B.; Eghbali, D.A.; Liebmann, M.L.; Shine, E.P.

1992-03-01

248

Summary of aluminum nitrate tests at the F/H-ETF  

SciTech Connect

Biofouling of the Norton ceramic filters in the F/H Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) has been minimized by bacterial control strategies on the influent streams. However, enough bacteria still exists in the routine influent to impact the filter performance. One method of remediating biofouling in routine influent, initially observed in laboratory tests on simulant solutions, involves addition of aluminum nitrate to the influent wastewater. Tests on actual feed at the ETF using aluminum nitrate showed significantly improved performance, with increases in filter permeability of up to four-fold compared to the baseline case. These improvements were only realized after modifications to the pH adjustment system were completed which minimized upsets in the pH of the feed solutions.

McCabe, D.J.; Wiggins, A.W.

1992-01-01

249

Summary of aluminum nitrate tests at the F/H-ETF  

SciTech Connect

Biofouling of the Norton ceramic filters in the F/H Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) has been minimized by bacterial control strategies on the influent streams. However, enough bacteria still exists in the routine influent to impact the filter performance. One method of remediating biofouling in routine influent, initially observed in laboratory tests on simulant solutions, involves addition of aluminum nitrate to the influent wastewater. Tests on actual feed at the ETF using aluminum nitrate showed significantly improved performance, with increases in filter permeability of up to four-fold compared to the baseline case. These improvements were only realized after modifications to the pH adjustment system were completed which minimized upsets in the pH of the feed solutions.

McCabe, D.J.; Wiggins, A.W.

1992-05-01

250

Prototype geothermal power plant summary of operation for automatic-run test phase  

SciTech Connect

The Prototype Power Plant was built to demonstrate and learn the operation of a binary power cycle, and then serve as a test bed for pilot scale components, systems, and/or concepts that have the potential for enhancing the feasibility of power generation from a moderate temperature geothermal fluid resource. The operation to date of the prototype plant is summarized with primary emphasis on the automatic-run phase, during which the plant was operated over a five-month period with minimal operator surveillance.

Mines, G.L.

1981-02-01

251

Summary of seasonal thermal energy storage field test projects in the United States  

SciTech Connect

Seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) involves storage of available heat or chill for distribution at a later time to meet thermal loads. STES can reduce energy consumption, peak energy demand, and emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere over conventional systems. It is estimated that full-scale application of STES would provide 2% to 4% of total energy needs in the United States. One STES technology, aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES), has been determined to be the most cost-effective option in the United States when site conditions enable its use. ATES has been analyzed in the laboratory and investigated in the field in the United States since the program was established at Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in 1979. Two field test facilities (FTFs), one for heating ATES at the University of Minnesota and the other for cooling ATES at the University of Alabama, have been primary testing grounds for US ATES research. Computer models have been developed to analyze the complex thermal and fluid dynamics. Extensive monitoring of FTFs has provided verification of and refinements to the computer models. The areas of geochemistry and microbiology have been explored as they apply to the aquifer environment. In general, the two FTFs have been successful in demonstrating the steps needed to make an ATES system operational.

Johnson, B.K.

1989-07-01

252

Rock support system development test plan  

SciTech Connect

The Test Plan has been prepared to support design activities for the development of a rock support system for a Nuclear Waste Repository in Basalt (NWRB). The rock support system is assumed to consist of a combination of shotcrete and rock bolts. The seven testing activities include mix development and physical testing of shotcrete, durability testing of shotcrete, durability testing of rock bolt grouts, field tests on rock bolts, field testing of shotcrete, and heated room test. The objective of the Test Plan is to develop required data through combined laboratory, field, and office studies for design and design validation of the rock support system. The overall Test Plan is developed to provide a logical progression from laboratory tests performed to characterize fundamental thermomechanical properties of shotcrete and grouts, to field tests on rock bolts and shotcrete, and in situ performance tests. 21 refs., 15 figs., 33 tabs.

Patricio, J.G. (Rockwell International Corp., Richland, WA (USA). Rockwell Hanford Operations)

1984-03-30

253

TRIAL BURN TESTING OF THE EPA-ORD MOBILE INCINERATION SYSTEM  

EPA Science Inventory

This summary describes the initial trial burn testing of the mobile incineration system that was developed through the EPA Office of Research and Development for destroying organic hazardous materials at spills and abandoned landfill sites. The trial burn test program consisted o...

254

Test plan for residential testing at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Systems and Component Test Facilities  

SciTech Connect

This test plan covers the philosophy and objectives of a residential test program planned for the Lincoln Laboratory PV Systems Test Facility. The planned testing for the first four years of facility operation is defined in terms of system types and schedule. A more detailed description is given of the first power system design to be tested, including definition of components and instruments.

Sacco, S.B.

1978-10-30

255

Test development for the thermionic system evaluation test (TSET) project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The arrival of a Soviet TOPAZ-II space nuclear reactor affords the US space nuclear power (SNP) community the opportunity to study an assembled thermionic conversion power system. The TOPAZ-II will be studied via the Thermionic System Evaluation Test (TSET) Project. This paper is devoted to the discussion of TSET test development as related to the objectives contained in the TSET Project Plan (Standley et al. 1991). The objectives contained in the Project Plan are the foundation for scheduled TSET tests on TOPAZ-II and are derived from the needs of the Air Force Thermionic SNP program. Our ability to meet the objectives is bounded by unique constraints, such as procurement requirements, operational limitations, and necessary interaction between US and Soviet Scientists and engineers. The fulfillment of the test objectives involves a thorough methodology of test scheduling and data managment. The overall goals for the TSET program are gaining technical understanding of a thermionic SNP system and demonstrating the capabilities and limitations of such a system while assisting in the training of US scientist and engineers in preparation for US SNP system testing. Tests presently scheduled as part of TSET include setup, demonstration, and verification tests; normal and off-normal operating test, and system and component performance tests.

Morris, D. Brent; Standley, Vaughn H.; Schuller, Michael J.

1992-01-01

256

Evaluation of line focus solar central power systems. Volume I. Executive summary  

SciTech Connect

An evaluation was completed to ascertain the applicability of line focus technologies to electrical power applications and to compare their performance and cost potential with point focus central receiver power systems. It was concluded that although the high temperature line focus (SRI) and fixed mirror line focus (GA) concepts duplicate the heat source characteristics and power conversion technology of the central receiver concepts these configurations do not offer a sufficient improvement in cost to warrant full scale development. The systems are, however, less complex than their point focus counterpart and should the central receiver system development falter they provide reasonable technology alternatives. This volume is an executive summary. (WHK)

Not Available

1980-03-15

257

Preoperational test, vent building ventilation system  

SciTech Connect

Preoperational Test Procedure for Vent Building Ventilation System, Project W-030. Project W-030 provides a ventilation upgrade for the four Aging Waste Facility tanks. The Vent Building ventilation system provides ventilation, heating, cooling, and zone confinement control for the W-030 Project Vent Building. The tests verify correct System operation and correct indications displayed by the central Monitor and Control system.

Clifton, F.T., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-08-20

258

Fatigue Tests of Dowel-Socket Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A test program was conducted to determine the fatigue behavior of LHTGR fuel element dowel/socket systems. Two dowel/socket systems, namely, a four-dowel system and a five-dowel system, were tested to failure under shear loads applied through a fatigue te...

D. D. Chiang

1976-01-01

259

Application of azeotropic mixtures as standards in testing gas chromatographic systems and components  

Microsoft Academic Search

SummaryThe use of specially chosen azeotropes is proposed as standards when testing gas chromatographs, detectors, columns and sample introduction systems. These azeotropic mixtures permit us to minimize the errors due to composition changes during sampling and sample introduction systems (intended for gases or liquids). The potentialities and advantages of such applications are illustrated using the azeotropic mixture of benzene and

B. V. Ioffe; A. G. Vitenberg; A. N. Marinichev; L. M. Kuznetsova

1976-01-01

260

Development and Test of Storage and Feed System for GAU-7/A Gun.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report provides a description of the design and a summary of the test results of the 25mm Caseless Ammunition Storage and Feed System developed for the F-15 aircraft. Section 2, supplemented by Appendix 1, gives a functional description of the system ...

H. Williams K. Gilbert

1972-01-01

261

Testing and modeling of a solar thermophotovoltaic power system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A solar thermophotovoltaic (STPV) power system has attractive attributes for both space and terrestrial applications. This paper presents the results of testing by McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA) over the last year with components furnished by the NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). The testing has included a large scale solar TPV testbed system and small scale laboratory STPV simulator using a small furnace. The testing apparatus, instrumentation, and operation are discussed, including a description of the emitters and photovoltaic devices that have been tested. Over 50 on-sun tests have been conducted with the testbed system. It has accumulated over 300 hours of on-sun time, and 1.5 MWh of thermal energy incident on the receiver material while temperatures and I-V measurements were taken. A summary of the resulting test data is presented that shows the measured performance at temperatures up to 1220 C. The receiver materials and PV cells have endured the high temperature operation with no major problems. The results of this investigation support MDA belief that STPV is a viable power system for both space and terrestrial power applications.

Stone, Kenneth W.; Chubb, Donald L.; Wilt, David M.; Wanlass, Mark W.

1996-02-01

262

DATA SUMMARY REPORT SMALL SCALE MELTER TESTING OF HLW ALGORITHM GLASSES MATRIX1 TESTS VSL-07S1220-1 REV 0 7/25/07  

SciTech Connect

Eight tests using different HLW feeds were conducted on the DM100-BL to determine the effect of variations in glass properties and feed composition on processing rates and melter conditions (off-gas characteristics, glass processing, foaming, cold cap, etc.) at constant bubbling rate. In over seven hundred hours of testing, the property extremes of glass viscosity, electrical conductivity, and T{sub 1%}, as well as minimum and maximum concentrations of several major and minor glass components were evaluated using glass compositions that have been tested previously at the crucible scale. Other parameters evaluated with respect to glass processing properties were +/-15% batching errors in the addition of glass forming chemicals (GFCs) to the feed, and variation in the sources of boron and sodium used in the GFCs. Tests evaluating batching errors and GFC source employed variations on the HLW98-86 formulation (a glass composition formulated for HLW C-106/AY-102 waste and processed in several previous melter tests) in order to best isolate the effect of each test variable. These tests are outlined in a Test Plan that was prepared in response to the Test Specification for this work. The present report provides summary level data for all of the tests in the first test matrix (Matrix 1) in the Test Plan. Summary results from the remaining tests, investigating minimum and maximum concentrations of major and minor glass components employing variations on the HLW98-86 formulation and glasses generated by the HLW glass formulation algorithm, will be reported separately after those tests are completed. The test data summarized herein include glass production rates, the type and amount of feed used, a variety of measured melter parameters including temperatures and electrode power, feed sample analysis, measured glass properties, and gaseous emissions rates. More detailed information and analysis from the melter tests with complete emission chemistry, glass durability, and melter operating details will be provided in the final report. A summary of the tests that were conducted is provided in Table 1. Each of the seven tests was of nominally one hundred hours in duration. Test B was conducted in two equal segments: the first with nominal additives, and the second with the replacement of borax with a mixture of boric acid and soda ash to determine the effect of alternative OPC sources on production rates and processing characteristics. Interestingly, sugar additions were required near mid points of Tests W and Z to reduce excessive foaming that severely limited feed processing rates. The sugar additions were very effective in recovering manageable processing conditions, albeit over the relatively short remainder of the test duration. Tests W and Z employed the highest melt viscosities but not by a particularly wide margin. Other tests, which did not exhibit such foaming Issues, employed higher concentrations of manganese or iron or both. These results highlight the need for the development of protocols for the a priori determination of which HLW feeds will require sugar additions and the appropriate amounts of sugar to be added in order to control foaming (and maintain throughput) without over-reduction of the melt (which could lead to molten metal formation). In total, over 8,800 kg of feed was processed to produce over 3200 kg of glass. Steady-state processing rates were achieved, and no secondary sulfate phases were observed during any of the tests. Analysis was performed on samples of the glass product taken throughout the tests to verify composition and properties. Sampling and analysis was also performed on melter exhaust to determine the effect of the feed and glass changes on melter emissions.

KRUGER AA; MATLACK KS; PEGG IL

2011-12-29

263

Water Electrolysis System Refurbishment and Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The electrolytic oxygen generator for the back-up water electrolysis system in a 90-day manned test was refurbished, improved and subjected to a 182-day bench test. The performance of the system during the test demonstrated the soundness of the basic elec...

B. M. Greenough

1972-01-01

264

Development of ball impact test system  

Microsoft Academic Search

We introduce in this paper background and development of the high-speed ball shear test systems, in particular a specific ball impact test system. Measured impact force profiles and corresponding structural dynamics calibrations are provided for the understanding of characteristics of this particular package-level test methodology as well as transient structural responses of solder joints subjected to impact loads. A design

Chang-Lin Yeh; Yi-Shao Lai

2006-01-01

265

Forming test collections with no system pooling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forming test collection relevance judgments from the pooled output of multiple retrieval systems has become the standard process for creating resources such as the TREC, CLEF, and NTCIR test collections. This paper presents a series of experiments examining three different ways of building test collections where no system pooling is used. First, a collection formation technique combining manual feedback and

Mark Sanderson; Hideo Joho

2004-01-01

266

Preclinical testing of WSI systems  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... 7. Controlling Subjectivity in Performance of Real World Tasks of Pathologists. Pre-test tutorial to standardize criteria for the study pathologists. ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

267

Study to assess the effects of electromagnetic pulse on electric power systems. Phase I. Executive summary  

SciTech Connect

The high-altitude detonation of a nuclear device over the continental United States can expose electric utility power systems to intense, transient electromagnetic pulses (EMP). In addition to the initial transient fields designated as early-time, high-altitude EMP and intermediate-time, high-altitude EMP, electromagnetic signals are also produced at times from seconds to hundreds of seconds after the burst. Nuclear detonations at or near the earth's surface can also produce transient EMP. This volume presents an executive summary of the preliminary research effort to investigate the nature and coupling of EMP environments to electric power systems, define the construction of approximate system response models, and document the development of a methodology to assess equipment and system vulnerability. The research to date does not include an attempt to quantify power system performance in EMP environments. This effort has been to define the analytical methods and techniques necessary to conduct such assessments at a later time.

Legro, J.R.; Abi-Samra, N.C.; Crouse, J.C.; Hileman, A.R.; Kruse, V.J.; Taylor, E.R. Jr.; Tesche, F.M.

1985-09-01

268

An Intelligent Monitor System for Gearbox Test  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have developed an intelligent monitor system for gearbox test for a known automobile enterprise, aiming at gearbox test-online had been an important part of auto industry production pipeline. A test of automobile gearbox based on expert system, neural network and an alternating current motor was established. The design of the system could effectively improve the precision of control and information integrity. While it could reduce the energy economization compared to the regular one at the same time. Firstly, the architecture of the test system and the user interface are presented in this paper. Then the work principles of the system is described, at last the software structure is elaborated.

Zhang, Guangbin; Ge, Yunjian; Fang, Kai; Liang, Qiaokang

269

Railcar waste transfer system hydrostatic test report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Acceptance Test Report (ATR) documents for record purposes the field results, acceptance, and approvals of the completed acceptance test per HNF-SD-W417-ATP-001, 'Railcar Waste Transfer System Hydrostatic Test'. The test was completed and approved wi...

S. D. Ellingson

1997-01-01

270

Railcar waste transfer system hydrostatic test report  

SciTech Connect

This Acceptance Test Report (ATR) documents for record purposes the field results, acceptance, and approvals of the completed acceptance test per HNF-SD-W417-ATP-001, ''Rail car Waste Transfer System Hydrostatic Test''. The test was completed and approved without any problems or exceptions.

Ellingson, S.D.

1997-04-03

271

Test Stand System for Vacuum Chambers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A test stand, designed to utilize all of the space inside a bell jar type vacuum system, is described. The stand affords simultaneous testing of several test setups and may be rotated from outside during tests without interfering with the vacuum. The stan...

D. F. Newman

1971-01-01

272

A Summary Catalogue of Microbial Drinking Water Tests for Low and Medium Resource Settings  

PubMed Central

Microbial drinking-water quality testing plays an essential role in measures to protect public health. However, such testing remains a significant challenge where resources are limited. With a wide variety of tests available, researchers and practitioners have expressed difficulties in selecting the most appropriate test(s) for a particular budget, application and setting. To assist the selection process we identified the characteristics associated with low and medium resource settings and we specified the basic information that is needed for different forms of water quality monitoring. We then searched for available faecal indicator bacteria tests and collated this information. In total 44 tests have been identified, 18 of which yield a presence/absence result and 26 of which provide enumeration of bacterial concentration. The suitability of each test is assessed for use in the three settings. The cost per test was found to vary from $0.60 to $5.00 for a presence/absence test and from $0.50 to $7.50 for a quantitative format, though it is likely to be only a small component of the overall costs of testing. This article presents the first comprehensive catalogue of the characteristics of available and emerging low-cost tests for faecal indicator bacteria. It will be of value to organizations responsible for monitoring national water quality, water service providers, researchers and policy makers in selecting water quality tests appropriate for a given setting and application.

Bain, Robert; Bartram, Jamie; Elliott, Mark; Matthews, Robert; McMahan, Lanakila; Tung, Rosalind; Chuang, Patty; Gundry, Stephen

2012-01-01

273

Partial Discharge Testing of Aerospace Electrical Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Modern aircraft are using more electrical equipment and are therefore using higher voltages. These higher voltage systems will become increasingly common in the future. The forms of systems that are being used operate under frequencies\\/waveshapes different from those normally used on ground based electrical power systems, and the testing regimes are relatively undeveloped in comparison with the other standardized tests

Faisal Alrumayan; Ian Cotton; Andrew Nelms

2010-01-01

274

Reproductive Toxicity Testing: Evaluating and Developing New Testing Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reproductive toxicity testing systems are used by national and international regulatory agencies. Protocols have not been standardized between agencies or even within certain agencies. Although there have been efforts at standardization, a certain amount of the differences between testing protocols is a reflection of the needs of the particular agency. New developments in in vitro techniques might lead to new

J. C. Lamb

1985-01-01

275

Operational test report integrated system test (ventilation upgrade)  

SciTech Connect

Operational Final Test Report for Integrated Systems, Project W-030 (Phase 2 test, RECIRC and HIGH-HEAT Modes). Project W-030 provides a ventilation upgrade for the four Aging Waste Facility tanks, including upgraded vapor space cooling and filtered venting of tanks AY101, Ay102, AZ101, AZ102.

HARTY, W.M.

1999-10-05

276

Value of Medical Testing Prior to Cataract Surgery. Abstract, Executive Summary and Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Routine preoperative medical testing of patients undergoing cataract surgery is commonly done, although its value is uncertain. The authors studied whether such routine testing had any value in minimizing operative and postoperative medical complications....

O. D. Schein

2000-01-01

277

Passenger Rail Two-Car Impact Test Volume 2: Summary of Occupant Protection Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Two full-scale impact tests of rail cars fitted with seat/occupant experiments were conducted at the Federal Railroad Administration's Transportation Technology Center located in Pueblo, Colorado. The first test was conducted on November 16, 1999, with a ...

C. VanIngen-Dunn

2002-01-01

278

Summary Report on FY12 Small-Scale Test Activities High Temperature Electrolysis Program  

SciTech Connect

This report provides a description of the apparatus and the single cell testing results performed at Idaho National Laboratory during JanuaryAugust 2012. It is an addendum to the Small-Scale Test Report issued in January 2012. The primary program objectives during this time period were associated with design, assembly, and operation of two large experiments: a pressurized test, and a 4 kW test. Consequently, the activities described in this report represent a much smaller effort.

James O'Brien

2012-09-01

279

Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) Test Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center will conduct Differential Global Positioning System (GPS) tests to address the demands for high levels of accuracy in the terminal area. The tests employed a Convair 580 (CV-580) and two Motorola ...

L. F. Persello

1990-01-01

280

Product Consistency Test Round Robin Conducted by the Materials Characterization Center: Summary Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) Product Consistency Test (PCT) was developed as a short duration leach test that could be used to evaluate the consistency of Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) glass. The goals were to develop a test that would b...

G. F. Piepel T. E. Jones D. L. Eggett G. B. Mellinger

1989-01-01

281

Constructing Good Tests: A Summary of Basic Precepts and Principles Presented in Measurement Textbooks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Measurement is a necessary component for research in psychology and education. Researchers use various tests as tools to measure a given construct, making it necessary to have tests that assess a given construct accurately. There are specific principles necessary to follow when constructing a test. This paper discusses the principles for

Altman, Daniel R.

282

Summary of experimental tests of elastomeric seismic isolation bearings for use in nuclear reactor plants  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an experimental test program for isolator bearings which was developed to help establish the viability of using laminated elastomer bearings for base isolation of nuclear reactor plants. The goal of the test program is to determine the performance characteristics of laminated seismic isolation bearings under a wide range of loadings. Tests were performed on scale-size laminated seismic

R. W. Seidensticker; Y. W. Chang; R. F. Kulak

1992-01-01

283

Application of in vitro neurotoxicity testing for regulatory purposes: Symposium III summary and research needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prediction of neurotoxic effects is a key feature in the toxicological profile of many compounds and therefore is required by regulatory testing schemes. Nowadays neurotoxicity assessment required by the OECD and EC test guidelines is based solely on in vivo testing, evaluating mainly effects on neurobehavior and neuropathology, which is expensive, time consuming and unsuitable for screening large number of

Anna K. Bal-Price; Cristina Suol; Dieter G. Weiss; Erwin van Vliet; Remco H. S. Westerink; Lucio G. Costa

2008-01-01

284

Systems integration test laboratory application & experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ability to safely control highly dynamic systems is of prime importance to designers. Whether the system is an aircraft, spacecraft, or propulsion system, control system designers must turn to test laboratories not only to verify and validate the control systems, but also to actually use the laboratory as a design and development tool. The use of the laboratory early

Melvyn Rimer; Michael Falco; Michael J. Solan

1991-01-01

285

Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) Switch Test.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Analyzing microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switch behavior is a new field of study, which guides the production of MEMS switches. I analyzed switch behavior using a digital circuit synthesized on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) chip. The chip h...

S. Karter T. Ivanov

2011-01-01

286

Systems integration test laboratory application experiences  

SciTech Connect

The ability to safely control highly dynamic systems is of prime importance to designers. Whether the system is an aircraft, spacecraft, or propulsion system, control system designers must turn to test laboratories not only to verify and validate the control systems, but also to actually use the laboratory as a design and development tool. The use of the laboratory early in the development phase of a system---prior to committing to actual hardware/software (HW/SW)---permits early detection of system anomalies, thereby minimizing program development costs while enhancing safety. Later the laboratory can be used to train system operators (for example, pilots, ground crew) in preparation for flight/ground test. In the case of the statically unstable X-29 forward swept wing aircraft, a comprehensive real-time, hardware-in-the-loop test facility was critical in the development of the aircraft's digital fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control system. The X-29 laboratory initially was used to introduce control laws to a simulated real-time environment to verify control system characteristics. Later, actual flight hardware was introduced to the laboratory, at which point the formal system verification/validation test program began. The test program utilized detailed test plans and procedures derived from system requirements and specifications to map out all tests required.

Rimer, M.; Falco, M.; Solan, M.J. (Grumman Space Systems Division, Bethpage, NY (USA))

1991-01-10

287

Flexible substructure online hybrid test system using conventional testing devices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents a substructure online hybrid test system that is extensible for geographically distributed tests. This system consists of a set of devices conventionally used for cyclic tests to load the tested substructures onto the target displacement or the target force. Due to their robustness and portability, individual sets of conventional loading devices can be transported and reconfigured to realize physical loading in geographically remote laboratories. Another appealing feature is the flexible displacement-force mixed control that is particularly suitable for specimens having large disparities in stiffness during various performance stages. To conduct a substructure online hybrid test, an extensible framework is developed, which is equipped with a generalized interface to encapsulate each substructure. Multiple tested substructures and analyzed substructures using various structural program codes can be accommodated within the single framework, simply interfaced with the boundary displacements and forces. A coordinator program is developed to keep the boundaries among all substructures compatible and equilibrated. An Internet-based data exchange scheme is also devised to transfer data among computers equipped with different software environments. A series of online hybrid tests are introduced, and the portability, flexibility, and extensibility of the online hybrid test system are demonstrated.

Wang, Tao; Nakashima, Masayoshi

2013-09-01

288

Testing Air-Filtering Systems  

PubMed Central

A procedure was developed for evaluating high-efficiency filters mounted in exhaust ducts at the National Animal Disease Laboratory. An aerosol of the test organism, Escherichia coli B T3 bacteriophage, was generated in a chamber attached to a ceiling exhaust register in concentrations of at least 1000 viable organisms per ft3 of air. Samples were collected from both the pre- and postfilter areas, and the number of organisms per ft3 of air was determined. The efficiency of the filter was calculated from these figures. A total of 269 high-efficiency filters were tested. Of these, 249 had efficiencies of 98% or greater. The remaining 20, with efficiencies of less than 98%, were repaired and retested. No filter was accepted with an efficiency of less than 98%. Images Fig. 2

Songer, Joseph R.; Sullivan, James F.; Hurd, James W.

1963-01-01

289

Physical separations soil washing system cold test results  

SciTech Connect

This test summary describes the objectives, methodology, and results of a physical separations soil-washing system setup and shakedown test using uncontaminated soil. The test is being conducted in preparation for a treatability test to be conducted in the North Pond of the 300-FF-1 Operable Unit. It will be used to assess the feasibility of using a physical separations process to reduce the volume of contaminated soils in the 300-FF-1 Operable Unit. The test is described in DOE-RL (1993). The setup test was conducted at an uncontrolled area located approximately 3.2 km northwest of the 300-FF-1 Operable Unit. The material processed was free of contamination. The physical separation equipment to be used in the test was transferred to the US Department of Energy (DOE) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory. On May 13, 1993, soil-washing equipment was moved to the cold test location. Design assistance and recommendation for operation was provided by the EPA.

McGuire, J.P.

1993-07-28

290

Summary of DEEP STEAM downhole steam generator development activities. [Kern River and Long Beach field tests  

SciTech Connect

In this paper the concept and goals of the DOE program, DEEP STEAM, as related to the development of a downhole steam generator for deep heavy oil recovery will be discussed. Additionally, the past, present and future activities of the development program being carried out at Sandia National Laboratories will be discussed. These include evaluation studies, surface testing at Bakersfield, CA, a run-in test at Hobbs, NM, and status of field testing at Long Beach, CA. The Long Beach test includes both a downhole diesel-air generator and a surface diesel-oxygen generator. 7 figures.

Donaldson, A.B.; Fox, R.L.; Mulac, A.J.

1981-01-01

291

Test Plan for Phase-1 Residential Testing at the MIT/LL PV Systems Test Facility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This test plan describes the objectives, power system, instrumentation, and data processing for a utility off-peak photovoltaic power system to be tested at the MIT/LL Photovoltaic Systems Test Bed. This plan constitutes the first in a series of residenti...

S. B. Sacco

1979-01-01

292

Materials Characterization Center meeting on impact testing of waste forms. Summary report  

Microsoft Academic Search

A meeting was held on March 25-26, 1981 to discuss impact test methods for waste form materials to be used in nuclear waste repositories. The purpose of the meeting was to obtain guidance for the Materials Characterization Center (MCC) in preparing the MCC-10 Impact Test Method to be approved by the Materials Review Board. The meeting focused on two essential

M. D. Merz; D. Atteridge; G. Dudder

1981-01-01

293

Summary and Evaluation of NRC-Sponsored Stellite 6 Aging and Friction Tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report describes four sets of tests sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and conducted by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. The tests support research addressing the need to provide assurance that motor-operated valves are able to perform their intended safety function, usually to open or close against specified (design basis) flow and pressure loads. One of

J. C. Watkins; K. G. DeWall; D. Bramwell

1999-01-01

294

Summary results of the Centralia partial seam CRIP underground coal gasification field test  

Microsoft Academic Search

A field test of the controlled retracting injection point (CRIP) concept of underground coal gasification is described. The test utilized the high wall geometry of the Centralia open pit mine to gasify fourteen hundred cubic meters of coal over a thirty day period, using primarily steam and oxygen as the injected reactants. Three distinct periods of gasification are discussed: the

R. J. Cena; R. W. Hill; D. R. Stephens; C. B. Thorsness

1984-01-01

295

Pacific Missile Test Center energy projects. Summary of projects, contributions, and plans. Technical publication  

SciTech Connect

This report is a compilation of the projects undertaken at the Pacific Missile Test Center to conserve energy, develop and apply alternative energy sources, and develop, in the 1980s, basic capability (BACADE) projects for applying energy-saving technology to the needs of the Pacific Missile Test Center.

Rosenthal, J.; Savant, C.

1980-01-01

296

Summary of the Spring 1978 Conference of the National Consortium on Testing; June 5, 1978.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Remarks made at several panel discussions are summarized in this narrative report. The discussion topics and speakers include: (1) public education and testing--Tom Tomlinson, Ann Kahn, Herb Mack, and Jean Nazzaro, with remarks by Patricia Albjerg Graham; (2) standards regarding testing--Walt Haney, Barbara Lerner, Ann Cook, Willo White, and Bob

Haney, Walt

297

SUMMARY OF U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S OHMSETT TESTING, 1974-1979  

EPA Science Inventory

Research to evaluate and improve the ability to respond effectively to spills of floating oil and hazardous materials has been performed at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's OHMSETT test facility since August 1974. Over 84 devices were tested under 73 research programs f...

298

Aging, condition monitoring, and loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) tests of Class 1E electrical cables: Summary of results  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes the results of aging, condition monitoring, and accident testing of Class 1E cables used in nuclear power generating stations. Three sets of cables were aged for up to 9 months under simultaneous thermal ({approx_equal} 100{degrees}C) and radiation ({approx_equal}0.10 kGy/hr) conditions. After the aging, the cables were exposed to a simulated accident consisting of high dose rate irradiation ({approx_equal}6 kGy/hr) followed by a high temperature steam exposure. A fourth set of cables, which were unaged, were also exposed to the accident conditions. The cables that were aged for 3 months and then accident tested were subsequently exposed to a high temperature steam fragility test (up to 400{degrees}C), while the cables that were aged for 6 months and then accident tested were subsequently exposed to a 1000-hour submergence test in a chemical solution. The results of the tests indicate that the feasibility of life extension of many popular nuclear power plant cable products is promising and that mechanical measurements (primarily elongation, modulus, and density) were more effective than electrical measurements for monitoring age-related degradation. In the high temperature steam test, ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) cable materials generally survived to higher temperatures than crosslinked polyolefin (XLPO) cable materials. In dielectric testing after the submergence testing, the XLPO materials performed better than the EPR materials. This paper presents some recent experimental data that are not yet available elsewhere and a summary of findings from the entire experimental program.

Jacobus, M.J.

1991-12-01

299

Aging, condition monitoring, and loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) tests of Class 1E electrical cables: Summary of results  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes the results of aging, condition monitoring, and accident testing of Class 1E cables used in nuclear power generating stations. Three sets of cables were aged for up to 9 months under simultaneous thermal ({approx equal} 100{degrees}C) and radiation ({approx equal}0.10 kGy/hr) conditions. After the aging, the cables were exposed to a simulated accident consisting of high dose rate irradiation ({approx equal}6 kGy/hr) followed by a high temperature steam exposure. A fourth set of cables, which were unaged, were also exposed to the accident conditions. The cables that were aged for 3 months and then accident tested were subsequently exposed to a high temperature steam fragility test (up to 400{degrees}C), while the cables that were aged for 6 months and then accident tested were subsequently exposed to a 1000-hour submergence test in a chemical solution. The results of the tests indicate that the feasibility of life extension of many popular nuclear power plant cable products is promising and that mechanical measurements (primarily elongation, modulus, and density) were more effective than electrical measurements for monitoring age-related degradation. In the high temperature steam test, ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) cable materials generally survived to higher temperatures than crosslinked polyolefin (XLPO) cable materials. In dielectric testing after the submergence testing, the XLPO materials performed better than the EPR materials. This paper presents some recent experimental data that are not yet available elsewhere and a summary of findings from the entire experimental program.

Jacobus, M.J.

1991-01-01

300

Testing batteries for photovoltaic power systems  

SciTech Connect

A Battery Evaluation Laboratory has been established at Sandia National Laboratories to investigate the application of various battery technologies for energy storage in a Photovoltaic Power System. This laboratory is part of the DOE-sponsored Battery Storage for Solar Applications Program which is being managed by Sandia National Laboratories. The Evaluation Laboratory has been designed to provide a controlled test environment in which batteries can be exposed to any one or all of the following: (1) long-term performance testing; (2) accelerated life testing; (3) simulated photovoltaic power system operational testing. To meet the diversity of the requirements for each of these tests and to accommodate variations in battery system performance parameters, a sophisticated computer controlled test system has been developed. At the present time, several battery systems are under test. These battery systems include: (1) various types of commercially available lead acid batteries; (2) advanced design deep-discharge sealed lead acid batteries; (3) a zinc-bromine flowing electrolyte battery developed by Exxon; and (4) an iron-Chromium Chloride Redox flowing electrolyte battery developed by NASA Lew Research Center. A description is presented of the Laboratory and the tests currently being conducted as well as a brief description of the battery systems under test.

Verardo, A.E.; Butler, P.C.; Bush, D.M.; Miller, D.w.

1981-01-01

301

Meeting Summary  

Cancer.gov

MEETING SUMMARY PRESIDENT'S CANCER PANEL THE NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON CANCER RESPONDS TO VOICES OF A BROKEN SYSTEM D e c e m b e r 7 , 2 0 0 2 W a s h i n g t o n , D C OVERVIEW The Presidents Cancer Panel (PCP) was chartered to monitor and evaluate

302

System for testing optical fibers  

DOEpatents

A system for measuring a combination of optical transmission properties of fiber optic waveguides. A polarized light pulse probe is injected into one end of the optical fiber. Reflections from discontinuities within the fiber are unpolarized whereas reflections of the probe pulse incident to its injection remain polarized. The polarized reflections are prevented from reaching a light detector whereas reflections from the discontinuities reaches the detector. 2 figs.

Golob, J.E.; Looney, L.D.; Lyons, P.B.; Nelson, M.A.; Davies, T.J.

1980-07-15

303

Test Performance in Systemic Sclerosis  

Microsoft Academic Search

PURPOSE: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of anti-centromere (ACA) and anti-Scl-70 antibodies in systemic sclerosis (SSc).METHODS: Four-hundred ninety-seven English language articles published from 1966 to 1994 were identified by structured MEDLINE search. Articles in which either ACA or anti-Scl-70 antibodies were measured in both SSc patients and a non-SSc control group were reviewed and rated using a previously published

1997-01-01

304

FLAME reentry systems test vehicle  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Fighter Launched Advanced Material Experiment (FLAME) Program, wherein two-stage solid propellant sounding rockets were launched from an F-4J aircraft, is described. The aircraft-rocket system represents a new approach for the simulation of reentry conditions in the lower atmosphere. The FLAME Program consisted of 8 flights conducted with good vehicle success at the USN China Lake-Sandia Tonopah Ranges. A variety

R. B. Jenkins; J. R. Fryer; M. J. Rubenstein

1976-01-01

305

Materials Characterization Center meeting on impact testing of waste forms. Summary report  

SciTech Connect

A meeting was held on March 25-26, 1981 to discuss impact test methods for waste form materials to be used in nuclear waste repositories. The purpose of the meeting was to obtain guidance for the Materials Characterization Center (MCC) in preparing the MCC-10 Impact Test Method to be approved by the Materials Review Board. The meeting focused on two essential aspects of the test method, namely the mechanical process, or impact, used to effect rapid fracture of a waste form and the analysis technique(s) used to characterize particulates generated by the impact.

Merz, M.D.; Atteridge, D.; Dudder, G.

1981-10-01

306

Rocky Mountain 1: Underground coal gasification test, Hanna, Wyoming. Volume 1. Operations. Summary report  

SciTech Connect

The Rocky Mountain 1 underground coal gasification (UCG) test was conducted near Hanna, Wyoming during the period January 1986 through March 1988. The report focuses on operations phases that included site selection, facility design, facility construction, well drilling, gasification and environmental monitoring. Two technologies were evaluated as separate modules: the Extended Linked Well (ELW) and the Controlled Retracting Injection Point (CRIP) processes. The test results, along with a discussion of the key test parameters and conclusions of the gasification phase, are provided. A bibliography and schematics are included.

Not Available

1989-03-01

307

Test data visualization for open system standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a data visualization tool developed to support prototype development and testing of software standard interfaces in the open systems environment. The visualization capability is an extension of the Clemson Automated Testing System (CATS). CATS is a research facility which has proven valuable in exposing and addressing critical issues in emerging areas such as the IEEE POSIX real-time

D. Crane; J. F. Leathrum; Kathleen A. Liburdy

1994-01-01

308

Coverage-Based Testing on Embedded Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

One major issue of code coverage testing is the overhead imposed by program instrumentation, which inserts probes into the program to monitor its execution. In real-time systems, the overhead may alter the program execution behavior or impact its performance due to its strict requirement on timing. Coverage testing is even harder on embedded systems because of their critical and limited

Xianming Wu; J. Jenny Li; David M. Weiss; Yann-Hang Lee

2007-01-01

309

Test Stand System for Vacuum Chambers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A test stand system for supporting test items in a vacuum chamber is described. The system consists of a frame adapted to conform to the inside of the vacuum chamber and supporting a central vertical shaft. The shaft rotates on bearings located at each en...

D. F. Newman

1973-01-01

310

BMFT-UPTF densitometer system test report  

SciTech Connect

This report documents acceptance test results performed on the five Upper Plenum Test Facility (UPTF) three-beam densitometer systems and spare parts. The five densitometer systems are used on the UPTF four hot legs and broken cold leg to measure average chordal-beam densities. The primary objectives of the tests performed were: to verify all assemblies fit as designed (mechanical fitup); to ensure radiation levels met the criteria (<2.5 mR/h); to verify that design accuracy requirements were met (performance tests); and to verify proper operation of the densitometer systems (functional checks). 15 figs., 11 tabs.

Menkhaus, D.E.

1985-11-01

311

Practical VLF/LF radio test system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A practical VLF/LF radio test system designated as the AN/URM-212, Test Set, Radio is a recent development of the Naval Ocean Systems Center working in conjunction with industry. The mission of the AN/URM-212 is to verify the operational readiness of VLF/LF receive communication systems installed in submarines. Navy aircraft, and tenders from antenna to printer. The AN/URM-212 tests processor-controlled VLF/LF receive components (e.g., VERDIN), in a quantitative manner and tests non-processor controlled VLF/LF receive components (e.g., receivers, antennas and associated couplers) in a qualitative manner. The AN/URM-212 is used to test all receive components of the VLF/LF communications system by measuring small performance degradations not discovered by automated performance monitoring, self test or other preventive maintenance procedures.

Singer, Paul A.

1988-02-01

312

Minuteman Weapon System Test Set logic replacement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the late 1960s, the Minuteman Weapon System Test Set was constructed as a part of the Minuteman development program. The missile Reentry Vehicle is that portion of the Minuteman missile system which reenters the atmosphere with the nuclear warhead. The test set has the objective to test the electrical/electro-mechanical systems and components of the reentry vehicle at both the repair depot and missile maintenance squadron levels. With the recent advances in semiconductor technologies, the Diode Transistor Logic (DTL) technology used to implement the test set logic became obsolete. The present paper is concerned with efforts to develop a prototype replacement for the test set logic. Attention is given to the functions of the test set, the documentation of existing logic, and the prototype design approach, which involves the subdivision of the logic into three basic functional groups. The logic replacement is based on the utilization of a multiple microprocessor system.

Royse, S. D.

313

Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Transporation System licensed hardware second certification test series and package shock mount system test  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a summary of two separate drop test a e performed in support of the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) Transportation System (RTGTS). The first portion of this paper presents the second series of drop testing required to demonstrate that the RTG package design meets the requirements of Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, ``Part 71`` (10 CFR 71). Results of the first test series, performed in July 1994, demonstrated that some design changes were necessary. The package design was modified to improve test performance and the design changes were incorporated into the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP). The second full-size certification test article (CTA-2) incorporated the modified design and was tested at the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. With the successful completion of the test series, and pending DOE Office of Facility Safety Analysis approval of the SARP, a certificate of compliance will be issued for the RTG package allowing its use. The second portion of this paper presents the design and testing of the RTG Package Mount System. The RTG package mount was designed to protect the RTG from excessive vibration during transport, provide shock protection during on/off loading, and provide a mechanism for moving the RTG package with a forklift. Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810E, Transit Drop Procedure (DOE 1989), was used to verify that the shock limiting system limited accelerations in excess of 15 G`s at frequencies below 150 Hz. Results of the package mount drop tests indicate that an impact force of 15 G`s was not exceeded in any test from a free drop height of 457 mm (18 in.).

Ferrell, P.C.; Moody, D.A.

1995-10-01

314

Summary of Longitudinal Stability and Control Parameters as Determined from Space Shuttle Challenger Flight Test Data.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Estimates of longitudinal stability and control parameters for the space shuttle were determined by applying a maximum likelihood parameter estimation technique to Challenger flight test data. The parameters for pitching moment coefficient, C(m sub alpha)...

W. T. Suit

1989-01-01

315

Pacific Missile Test Center Energy Projects. Summary of Projects, Contributions, and Plans.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is a compilation of the projects undertaken at the Pacific Missile Test Center to conserve energy, develop and apply alternative energy sources, and develop, in the 1980s, basic capability (BACADE) projects for applying energy-saving technolog...

J. Rosenthal C. Savant

1980-01-01

316

Hazardous Materials Safety and Security Technology Field Operational Test. Volume 1. Evaluation Final Report Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The following volume content definitions are provided to aid the reader in reviewing this detailed, multivolume effort presented as the Hazardous Materials Safety and Security Technology Field Operational Test Evaluation Final Report. Volume I: Executive ...

2004-01-01

317

Structural Testing of Component-Based Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Component based development of software systems needs to devise effective test management strategies in order fully achieve\\u000a its perceived advantages of cost efficiency, flexibility, and quality in industrial contexts. In industrial systems with quality\\u000a demands, while testing software, measures are employed to evaluate the thoroughness achieved by execution of a certain set\\u000a of test cases. Typically, these measures are expressed

Daniel Sundmark; Jan Carlson; Sasikumar Punnekkat; Andreas Ermedahl

2008-01-01

318

A test system for computer controlled thermomechanical fatigue testing  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes a computer controlled testing system which is capable of performing thermomechanical fatigue tests. Three different tests have been developed: (i) high temperature compression (HTC) tests in which the gauge length of the specimen is held at constant length and the mechanical strain is totally imposed by the triangular temperature cycle, (ii) high temperature tension (HTT) tests in which the mechanically imposed length change is exactly double the thermally induced length change, and (iii) multiple isothermal deformation (MID) tests for which the deformations occur isothermally and the temperature is changed every half cycle while maintaining constant mechanical strain. The need for these tests is shown by comparing the results of isothermal low cycle fatigue tests with results from TMF for several steels (304 Stainless Steel, 316 Stainless Steel, Alloy 800, and Modified 9Cr-1Mo Steel). We show that universal assumptions of TMF behavior are inappropriate and may lead to non-conservative design rules. Computer controlled TMF tests of the types described here are required to establish the response of each alloy considered for application. 8 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Jones, W.B.; Schmale, D.T.; Bourcier, R.J.

1989-01-01

319

Summary of three dimensional pump testing of a fractured rock aquifer in the western Siberian Basin  

SciTech Connect

A group of scientists from the Savannah River Technology Center and Russia successfully completed a 17 day field investigation of a fractured rock aquifer at the MAYAK PA nuclear production facility in Russia. The test site is located in the western Siberian Basin near the floodplain of the Mishelyak river. The fractured rock aquifer is composed of orphyrites, tuff, tuffbreccia and lava and is overlain by 0.5--12 meters of elluvial and alluvial sediments. A network of 3 uncased wells (176, 1/96, and 2/96) was used to conduct the tests. Wells 176 and 2/96 were used as observation wells and the centrally located well 1/96 was used as the pumping well. Six packers were installed and inflated in each of the observation wells at a depth of up to 85 meters. The use of 6 packers in each well resulted in isolating 7 zones for monitoring. The packers were inflated to different pressures to accommodate the increasing hydrostatic pressure. A straddle packer assembly was installed in the pumping well to allow testing of each of the individual zones isolated in the observation wells. A constant rate pumping test was run on each of the 7 zones. The results of the pumping tests are included in Appendix A. The test provided new information about the nature of the fractured rock aquifers in the vicinity of the Mishelyak river and will be key information in understanding the behavior of contaminants originating from process wastes discharged to Lake Karachi. Results from the tests will be analyzed to determine the hydraulic properties of different zones within the fractured rock aquifer and to determine the most cost effective clean-up approach for the site.

Nichols, R.L.; Looney, B.B.; Eddy-Dilek, C.A. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States); Drozhko, E.G.; Glalolenko, Y.V.; Mokrov, Y.G.; Ivanov, I.A. [P.A. Mayak, Chelyabinsk (Russian Federation); Glagolev, A.V.; Vasil`kova, N.A. [P.S.A. Hydrospetzgeologiya, Moscow (Russian Federation)

1996-10-30

320

Summary of recent flow testing of the Fenton Hill HDR Reservoir  

SciTech Connect

Through May of 1993, a sequence of reservoir flow tests has been conducted at our Fenton Hill Hot Dry Rock (HDR) test site as part of the Long-Term Flow Testing (LTFT) program. This testing, which extended over an aggregate period of about 8 months, has demonstrated several significant features concerning HDR reservoirs that taken together reflect very positively on the future development of the HDR concept into a viable commercial reality. Of most significance is the demonstrated self-regulating nature of the flow through such a reservoir. Both temperature and tracer data indicate that the flow, rather than concentrating in a few potential direct flow paths, progressively shifted towards more indirect flow paths as the test proceeded. This self-regulating mechanism may be related to the strongly temperature-dependent viscosity of water. Measurements have shown that the reservoir flow impedance is concentrated in the near-wellbore region surrounding the production well. This situation may well be a blessing in disguise since this suggests that the distance between injection and production wells can be significantly increased, with a greatly enhanced access to fractured hot rock, without an undue impedance penalty. However, since the multiply interconnected joints within the HDR reservoir are held open by fluid pressure (pressurepropping), a higher mean reservoir pressure is the obvious path to increased productivity while still retaining the distributed nature of the flow. Other significant observations include a very small rate of reservoir water loss that was still declining at the end of the flow testing, and a set of temperature measurements in the production well that show no significant temperature drawdown during the period of testing.

Brown, Donald W.

1994-01-20

321

Summary of experimental tests of elastomeric seismic isolation bearings for use in nuclear reactor plants  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes an experimental test program for isolator bearings which was developed to help establish the viability of using laminated elastomer bearings for base isolation of nuclear reactor plants. The goal of the test program is to determine the performance characteristics of laminated seismic isolation bearings under a wide range of loadings. Tests were performed on scale-size laminated seismic isolators both within the design shear strain range to determine the response of the bearing under expected earthquake loading conditions, and beyond the design range to determine failure modes and to establish safety margins. Three types of bearings, each produced from a different manufacturer, have been tested: (1) high shape factor-high damping-high shear modulus bearings; (2) medium shape factor-high damping-high shear modulus bearings; and (3) medium shape factor-high damping-low shear modulus bearings. All of these tests described in this report were performed at the Earthquake Engineering Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, with technical assistance from ANL. The tests performed on the three types of bearings have confirmed the high performance characteristics of the high damping-high and low shear modulus elastomeric bearings. The bearings have shown that they are capable of having extremely large shear strains before failure occurs. The most common failure mechanism was the debonding of the top steel plate from the isolators. This failure mechanism can be virtually eliminated by improved manufacturing quality control. The most important result of the failure test of the isolators is the fact that bearings can sustain large horizontal displacement, several times larger than the design value, with failure. Their performance in moderate and strong earthquakes will be far superior to conventional structures.

Seidensticker, R.W.; Chang, Y.W.; Kulak, R.F.

1992-01-01

322

Summary of experimental tests of elastomeric seismic isolation bearings for use in nuclear reactor plants  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes an experimental test program for isolator bearings which was developed to help establish the viability of using laminated elastomer bearings for base isolation of nuclear reactor plants. The goal of the test program is to determine the performance characteristics of laminated seismic isolation bearings under a wide range of loadings. Tests were performed on scale-size laminated seismic isolators both within the design shear strain range to determine the response of the bearing under expected earthquake loading conditions, and beyond the design range to determine failure modes and to establish safety margins. Three types of bearings, each produced from a different manufacturer, have been tested: (1) high shape factor-high damping-high shear modulus bearings; (2) medium shape factor-high damping-high shear modulus bearings; and (3) medium shape factor-high damping-low shear modulus bearings. All of these tests described in this report were performed at the Earthquake Engineering Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, with technical assistance from ANL. The tests performed on the three types of bearings have confirmed the high performance characteristics of the high damping-high and low shear modulus elastomeric bearings. The bearings have shown that they are capable of having extremely large shear strains before failure occurs. The most common failure mechanism was the debonding of the top steel plate from the isolators. This failure mechanism can be virtually eliminated by improved manufacturing quality control. The most important result of the failure test of the isolators is the fact that bearings can sustain large horizontal displacement, several times larger than the design value, with failure. Their performance in moderate and strong earthquakes will be far superior to conventional structures.

Seidensticker, R.W.; Chang, Y.W.; Kulak, R.F.

1992-05-01

323

21 CFR 862.1025 - Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) test system. 862.1025 Section...1025 Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) test system. (a) Identification. An adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) test system is a device intended...

2009-04-01

324

21 CFR 862.1025 - Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) test system. 862.1025 Section...1025 Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) test system. (a) Identification. An adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) test system is a device intended...

2010-04-01

325

Monitoring system tested during LPG tanker unloading  

SciTech Connect

A specially developed computer-based hazardous-materials monitoring system has been successfully field tested. The test of the portable system occurred during the unloading of 45,000 metric tons of LPG from a 740-ft tanker at the petroleum dock of a plant along the Mississippi River. The function of this system is to detect, report, alarm, and record unacceptable concentrations of hazardous vapors during marine-transfer operations.

Not Available

1990-05-14

326

Systems integration test laboratory application & experiences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ability to safely control highly dynamic systems is of prime importance to designers. Whether the system is an aircraft, spacecraft, or propulsion system, control system designers must turn to test laboratories not only to verify and validate the control systems, but also to actually use the laboratory as a design and development tool. The use of the laboratory early in the development phase of a system-prior to committing to actual hardware/software (HW/SW)-permits early detection of system anomalies, thereby minimizing program development costs while enhancing safety. Later the laboratory can be used to train system operators (for example, pilots, ground crew) in preparation for flight/ground test. In the case of the statically unstable X-29 forward swept wing aircraft, a comprehensive real-time, hardware-in-the-loop test facility was critical in the development of the aircraft's digital fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control system. The X-29 laboratory initially was used to introduce control laws to a simulated real-time environment to verify control system characteristics. Later, actual flight hardware was introduced to the laboratory, at which point the formal system verification/validation test program began. The test program utilized detailed test plans and procedures derived from system requirements and specifications to map out all tests required. This assured that the maximum number of components of the system were exercised in the laboratory, and all components tested had traceability throughout the test program. The end-to-end hardware-in-the loop simulation provided the environment to perform critical failure modes testing, parameter sensitivity evaluation and ultimately pilot/ground crew training during normal and degraded flight control system operation. The X-29 test experience, applicable to the laboratory testing of all critical control systems, has ingrained the philosophy that successful development of complex systems requires an orderly build-up of complexity within the laboratory. By this we mean that components of the simulation are introduced to the laboratory only when previous additions are well understood and formally verified by prescribed testing procedures. First, non-real-time computer models of the system are developed (for example, stability derivatives from scale model wind tunnel data). Upon reaching a level of maturity, these non-real-time codes are implemented and verified in a real-time environment. The real-time implementation is important because it lends itself to interfacing with actual flight hardware and software for final verification/validation (V/V) and training. This philosophy of laboratory management for critical control systems test is not limited to aircraft applications. Any dynamic control system could be developed and tested in a fashion similar to the X-29 control system. The gradual buildup of complexity in the laboratory commencing with non-real-time math modeling, leading to real-time, hard-ware-in-the-loop validation and ultimately operator training is a necessary procedure for obtaining safe, reliable systems. This paper discusses the experience gained from the development of the X-29 digital flight control system, use of the laboratory for development, verification and validation, and how this test philosophy is applied to any system.

Rimer, Melvyn; Falco, Michael; Solan, Michael J.

1991-01-01

327

Asphalt emulsion radon barrier systems for uranium mill tailings - a summary of the technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), has developed an asphalt emulsion cover system to reduce the release of radon from uranium mill tailings. The system has been field-tested at the tailings site in Grand Junction, Colorado. Results from laboratory and field tests indicate that this system effectively reduces radon release to near-background levels (< 2 pCi m⁻²s⁻¹) and has the properties required

E. G. Baker; J. N. Hartley; H. D. Freeman

1983-01-01

328

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: High-Percentage Hydrogen/CNG Blend, Ford F-150 -- Operating Summary  

SciTech Connect

Over the past two years, Arizona Public Service, a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity, tested four gaseous fuel vehicles as part of its alternative fueled vehicle fleet. One vehicle operated initially using compressed natural gas (CNG) and later a blend of CNG and hydrogen. Of the other three vehicles, one was fueled with pure hydrogen and two were fueled with a blend of CNG and hydrogen. The three blended-fuel vehicles were originally equipped with either factory CNG engines or factory gasoline engines that were converted to run CNG fuel. The vehicles were variously modified to operate on blended fuel and were tested using 15 to 50% blends of hydrogen (by volume). The pure-hydrogen-fueled vehicle was converted from gasoline fuel to operate on 100% hydrogen. All vehicles were fueled from the Arizona Public Services Alternative Fuel Pilot Plant, which was developed to dispense gaseous fuels, including CNG, blends of CNG and hydrogen, and pure hydrogen with up to 99.9999% purity. The primary objective of the test was to evaluate the safety and reliability of operating vehicles on hydrogen and blended hydrogen fuel, and the interface between the vehicles and the hydrogen fueling infrastructure. A secondary objective was to quantify vehicle emissions, cost, and performance. Over a total of 40,000 fleet test miles, no safety issues were found. Also, significant reductions in emissions were achieved by adding hydrogen to the fuel. This report presents the results of 4,695 miles of testing for one of the blended fuel vehicles, a Ford F-150 pickup truck, operating on up to 50% hydrogen50% CNG fuel.

Don Karner; Francfort, James Edward

2003-01-01

329

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Low-Percentage Hydrogen/CNG Blend, Ford F-150 -- Operating Summary  

SciTech Connect

Over the past two years, Arizona Public Service, a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity, tested four gaseous fuel vehicles as part of its alternative fueled vehicle fleet. One vehicle operated initially using compressed natural gas (CNG) and later a blend of CNG and hydrogen. Of the other three vehicles, one was fueled with pure hydrogen and two were fueled with a blend of CNG and hydrogen. The three blended-fuel vehicles were originally equipped with either factory CNG engines or factory gasoline engines that were converted to run CNG fuel. The vehicles were variously modified to operate on blended fuel and were tested using 15 to 50% blends of hydrogen (by volume). The pure-hydrogen-fueled vehicle was converted from gasoline fuel to operate on 100% hydrogen. All vehicles were fueled from the Arizona Public Services Alternative Fuel Pilot Plant, which was developed to dispense gaseous fuels, including CNG, blends of CNG and hydrogen, and pure hydrogen with up to 99.9999% purity The primary objective of the test was to evaluate the safety and reliability of operating vehicles on hydrogen and blended hydrogen fuel, and the interface between the vehicles and the hydrogen fueling infrastructure. A secondary objective was to quantify vehicle emissions, cost, and performance. Over a total of 40,000 fleet test miles, no safety issues were found. Also, significant reductions in emissions were achieved by adding hydrogen to the fuel. This report presents results of 16,942 miles of testing for one of the blended fuel vehicles, a Ford F-150 pickup truck, operating on up to 30% hydrogen/70% CNG fuel.

Karner, D.; Francfort, James Edward

2003-01-01

330

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Hydrogen-Fueled Mercedes Sprinter Van -- Operating Summary  

SciTech Connect

Over the past two years, Arizona Public Service, a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity, tested four gaseous fuel vehicles as part of its alternative fueled vehicle fleet. One vehicle operated initially using compressed natural gas (CNG) and later a blend of CNG and hydrogen. Of the other three vehicles, one was fueled with pure hydrogen and two were fueled with a blend of CNG and hydrogen. The three blended-fuel vehicles were originally equipped with either factory CNG engines or factory gasoline engines that were converted to run CNG fuel. The vehicles were variously modified to operate on blended fuel and were tested using 15 to 50% blends of hydrogen (by volume). The pure- hydrogen-fueled vehicle was converted from gasoline fuel to operate on 100% hydrogen. All vehicles were fueled from the Arizona Public Service's Alternative Fuel Pilot Plant, which was developed to dispense gaseous fuels, including CNG, blends of CNG and hydrogen, and pure hydrogen with up to 99.9999% purity. The primary objective of the test was to evaluate the safety and reliability of operating vehicles on hydrogen and blended hydrogen fuel, and the interface between the vehicles and the hydrogen fueling infrastructure. A secondary objective was to quantify vehicle emissions, cost, and performance. Over a total of 40,000 fleet test miles, no safety issues were found. Also, significant reductions in emissions were achieved by adding hydrogen to the fuel. This report presents results of testing conducted over 6,864 kilometers (4,265 miles) of operation using the pure-hydrogen-fueled Mercedes Sprinter van.

Karner, D.; Francfort, James Edward

2003-01-01

331

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Hydrogen-Fueled Mercedes Sprinter Van Operating Summary - January 2003  

SciTech Connect

Over the past two years, Arizona Public Service, a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity, tested four gaseous fuel vehicles as part of its alternative fueled vehicle fleet. One vehicle operated initially using compressed natural gas (CNG) and later a blend of CNG and hydrogen. Of the other three vehicles, one was fueled with pure hydrogen and two were fueled with a blend of CNG and hydrogen. The three blended-fuel vehicles were originally equipped with either factory CNG engines or factory gasoline engines that were converted to run CNG fuel. The vehicles were variously modified to operate on blended fuel and were tested using 15 to 50% blends of hydrogen (by volume). The pure-hydrogen-fueled vehicle was converted from gasoline fuel to operate on 100% hydrogen. All vehicles were fueled from the Arizona Public Service's Alternative Fuel Pilot Plant, which was developed to dispense gaseous fuels, including CNG, blends of CNG and hydrogen, and pure hydrogen with up to 99.9999% purity. The primary objective of the test was to evaluate the safety and reliability of operating vehicles on hydrogen and blended hydrogen fuel, and the interface between the vehicles and the hydrogen fueling infrastructure. A secondary objective was to quantify vehicle emissions, cost, and performance. Over a total of 40,000 fleet test miles, no safety issues were found. Also, significant reductions in emissions were achieved by adding hydrogen to the fuel. This report presents results of testing conducted over 6,864 kilometers (4,265 miles) of operation using the pure-hydrogen-fueled Mercedes Sprinter van.

Karner, D.; Francfort, J.E.

2003-01-22

332

Development, testing, and evaluation of MHD materials and component designs. Volume 1: Executive summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results of studies on gas electrical properties, coal combustion, and MHD materials intended to support the Waltz Mill channel experiments are presented. Materials testing indicated that stabilized zirconia should be an acceptable electrode material. Cyclone coal combustors were studied and designs developed for a Waltz Mill size unit and a 25,000 lb\\/h prototype. The Waltz Mill facility performed in a

W. E. Young

1980-01-01

333

HAZARDS SUMMARY REPORT, ADVANCED TEST REACTOR CRITICAL EXPERIMENT AT LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The proposed critical experiment for the Advanced Test Reactor is ; planned to aid in the design phase of the reactor. The critical experiment is a ; close nuclear mock-up of the present core design, with flexibility to study the ; effects of changes in certain areas. The design and construction features of the ; critical experiment as well as

MacKinney

1961-01-01

334

Passenger Rail Train-to-Train Impact Test Volume 2. Summary of Occupant Protection Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On January 31, 2002, a train-to-train collision test was conducted involving a cab-car-led consist with three coach cars, all of conventional design, and a trailing locomotive traveling at 30 mph into a stationary locomotive coupled with two ballasted fre...

C. VanIngen-Dunn

2003-01-01

335

Summary of outgassing tests performed in support of the AL-SX (H1616) Program  

SciTech Connect

The AL-SX/2 and AL-SX/3 are recently certified Type B shipping containers for tritium reservoirs. Both containers consist of an outer stainless steel drum overpack and sealed stainless steel containment vessel. WR reservoirs provide containment of tritium for normal conditions of transport. In accident conditions the containment vessel of the AL-SX must contain the tritium. A variety of reservoirs and materials will be packaged inside the containment vessel. These materials must not produce high pressure gas products that exceed the internal pressure capability of the vessel if the container is in an accident involving fire. This report summarizes outgassing tests performed on various organic materials. Tests of commonly used materials show that increased pressure due to outgassing is not a problem at elevated temperatures that simulate an accident. This report summarizes outgassing tests performed on various materials that may be packaged inside the AL-SX during shipment. These materials (except the getter) are normally a part of the reservoir shipping configuration. The objective of the tests was to determine the temperature that these materials begin to generate high pressure gaseous products.

York, A.R. II; Thornberg, S.M.

1992-02-01

336

SUMMARY Can impairments of thyroid function test affect prognosis in patients with respiratory failure?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thyroid function test (TFT) impairments can be detected in extrathyroidal dysfunction, primarily in chronic obstructive pul- monary disease (COPD) with acute respiratory failure (RF). The aims of this study were to: (i) evaluate TFT impairments in patients with RF, (ii) compare TFT results to a control group without RF and (iii) assess the effects of thyroid dysfuncti- on on clinical

zen K. BA?O?LU; Alev GRGN; Firat BAYRAKTAR; Birgl KIRAN; Mustafa Hikmet ZHAN

337

Maximizing the Learning Value of Tests in Technology Education Classes: A Summary of Research Findings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Much of the learning in technology education is hands-on and best assessed via techniques other than traditional tests. Rubrics have become increasingly recognized as the best means of evaluating student efforts and accomplishments in projects, group work, presentations, various types of research papers, videotapes, web pages, and many other

Haynie, W. J., III

2008-01-01

338

Summary of DEEP STEAM downhole steam generator development activities. [Kern River and Long Beach field tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper the concept and goals of the DOE program, DEEP STEAM, as related to the development of a downhole steam generator for deep heavy oil recovery will be discussed. Additionally, the past, present and future activities of the development program being carried out at Sandia National Laboratories will be discussed. These include evaluation studies, surface testing at Bakersfield,

A. B. Donaldson; R. L. Fox; A. J. Mulac

1981-01-01

339

Summary of TFTR (Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor) diagnostics, including JET (Joint European Torus) and JT-60  

Microsoft Academic Search

The diagnostic instrumentation on TFTR (Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor) and the specific properties of each diagnostic, i.e., number of channels, time resolution, wavelength range, etc., are summarized in tables, grouped according to the plasma parameter measured. For comparison, the equivalent diagnostic capabilities of JET (Joint European Torus) and the Japanese large tokamak, JT-60, as of late 1987 are also listed

K. W. Hill; K. M. Young; L. C. Johnson

1990-01-01

340

PATHFINDER ATOMIC POWER PLANT SINGLE ROD BURNOUT HEAT FLUX TESTS. Summary Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results of an investigation to obtain burnout data for use in design of ; the Pathfinder boiler core are presented. It was found that burnout relations ; developed for round and rectangnlar channels are not applicable to single-rod ; burnout at 600 psia. The data taken in the tests do not permit isolation of mass ; flow and inlet subcooling

K. F. Neusen; G. J. Kangas

1962-01-01

341

Component Fragility Research Program: Phase 1, Demonstration tests: Volume 1, Summary report  

SciTech Connect

This report describes tests performed in Phase I of the NRC Component Fragility Research Program. The purpose of these tests was to demonstrate procedures for characterizing the seismic fragility of a selected component, investigating how various parameters affect fragility, and finally using test data to develop practical fragility descriptions suitable for application in probabilistic risk assessments. A three-column motor control center housing motor controllers of various types and sizes as well as relays of different types and manufacturers was subjected to seismic input motions up to 2.5g zero period acceleration. To investigate the effect of base flexibility on the structural behavior of the MCC and on the functional behavior of the electrical devices, multiple tests were performed on each of four mounting configurations: four bolts per column with top bracking, four bolts per column with no top brace, four bolts per column with internal diagonal bracking, and two bolts per column with no top or internal bracking. Device fragility was characterized by contact chatter correlated to local in-cabinet response at the device location. Seismic capacities were developed for each device on the basis of local input motion required to cause chatter; these results were then applied to develop probabilistic fragility curves for each type of device, including estimates of the ''high-confidence low probability of failure'' capacity of each.

Holman, G.S.; Chou, C.K.; Shipway, G.D.; Glozman, V.

1987-08-01

342

Technology Demonstration Summary Technology Evaluation Report, Site Demonstration Test, Hazcon Solidification, Douglassville, Pennsylvania  

EPA Science Inventory

The major objective of the HAZCON Solidification SITE Program Demonstration Test was to develop reliable performance and cost information. The demonstration occurred at a 50-acre site of a former oil reprocessing plant at Douglassville, PA containing a wide range of organic...

343

Summary and Evaluation of NRC-Sponsored Stellite 6 Aging and Friction Tests  

SciTech Connect

This report describes four sets of tests sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and conducted by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. The tests support research addressing the need to provide assurance that motor-operated valves are able to perform their intended safety function, usually to open or close against specified (design basis) flow and pressure loads. One of the parameters that affects a gate valve's operability is the friction between the disc seats and the valve body seats. In most gate valves, these surfaces are hardfaced with Stellite 6, a cobalt-based alloy. The tests described in this report investigate the changes that occur in the friction as the Stellite 6 surfaces develop an oxide film as they age. Stellite 6 specimens were aged in a corrosion autoclave, the oxide films were examined and characterized, and the specimens were subjected to friction testing in a friction autoclave. A very thin oxide film formed after only a fe w days of natural aging. Even a very thin oxide film caused an increase in friction. The surface structure of the oxide film was dominated by a hard crystalline structure, such that the friction response was analogous to rubbing two pieces of sandpaper together. In the limited data provided by naturally aged specimens (78 days maximum exposure, very thin oxide films), the friction increased with greater aging time, approaching an as-yet-undetermined plateau. Although the thickness of the oxide film increased with greater aging time, the mechanical properties of the oxide film (larger granules with greater aging time) appeared to play a greater role in the friction response. Friction testing of specimens subjected to simulated in-service testing strokes at intervals during the aging process showed only a slight decrease in friction, compared to other specimens. Results from specimens subjected to accelerated aging were inconclusive, because of differences in the structure and comp osition of the oxide films, compared to naturally aged specimens. For the naturally aged specimens, the highest friction occurred on the first stroke. The first stroke smeared the oxide film and dislodged some of the granules, so that subsequent strokes saw lower friction values and less variation in the friction. This result underscores the importance of planning in-plant tests so that data are collected from the first stroke following a period of inactivity.

J. C. Watkins; K. G. DeWall; D. Bramwell

1999-04-01

344

Flight test on GPS navigation performance using low cost GPS navigation system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary form only given. The author describes a flight test performed in Japan using a GPS (Global Positioning System) navigation system. A low-cost C\\/A code GPS navigation system (Pioneer AVIC-1) which consists of a three-channel sequential receiver and map display was installed on an experimental aircraft together with VOR\\/DME airborne experiment and a baro-altimeter. The data collected are position, velocity

K. Koremura

1992-01-01

345

Retrieval process development and enhancements: Hydraulic test bed integrated testing. Fiscal year 1995 technology development summary report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Retrieval Process Development and Enhancements Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and Technology to investigate waste dislodging and conveyance processes suitable for the retrieval of high-level radioactive waste. This program, represented by industry, national laboratories, and academia, is testing the performance of a technology of high-pressure waterjet dislodging and pneumatic conveyance integrated

B. K. Hatchell; J. T. Smalley; J. C. Tucker

1996-01-01

346

System design description for the whole element furnace testing system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document provides a detailed description of the Hanford Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Whole Element Furnace Testing System located in the Postirradiation Testing Laboratory G-Cell (327 Building). Equipment specifications, system schematics, general operating modes, maintenance and calibration requirements, and other supporting information are provided in this document. This system was developed for performing cold vacuum drying and hot vacuum drying

G. A. Ritter; S. C. Marschman; P. J. MacFarlan; D. A. King

1998-01-01

347

Guidelines via Computerized Drug and Test Ordering. Executive Summary and Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research implemented a computer order entry system on a hospital inpatient general medicine service and conducted four randomized controlled trials to measure its impact on patient care and provider behavior. The first study demonstrated a significan...

C. J. McDonald W. M. Tierney

1993-01-01

348

Developing and Testing Asthma Quality of Care Measures. Abstract, Executive Summary and Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Suboptimal treatment contributes significantly to increased asthma morbidity, especially among economically disadvantaged inner-city residents. The purpose of the project was to develop a system to evaluate the quality of acute asthma care. The project's ...

Y. M. Coyle

2001-01-01

349

Evolutionary framework for test of autonomous systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

A DoD mission and challenge is to enable a high percentage of autonomous vehicles in the warfighter fleet by 2015. These systems will need to display a high degree of autonomous capabilities. The capabilities of these autonomous systems must be acceptable to the warfighter and his\\/her logistical support structure. Autonomous systems of the future will need to be tested so

Raj Subbu; Nikita Visnevski; Philipp Djang

2009-01-01

350

Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) optical systems SIG summary and database  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main objectives of the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) Optical Systems Special Investigative Group (SIG) Discipline are to develop a database of experimental findings on LDEF optical systems and elements hardware, and provide an optical system overview. Unlike the electrical and mechanical disciplines, the optics effort relies primarily on the testing of hardware at the various principal investigator's laboratories,

Gail Bohnhoff-Hlavacek

1992-01-01

351

PUREX exhaust ventilation system installation test report  

SciTech Connect

This Acceptance Test Report validates the testing performed, the exceptions logged and resolved and certifies this portion of the SAMCONS has met all design and test criteria to perform as an operational system. The proper installation of the PUREX exhaust ventilation system components and wiring was systematically evaluated by performance of this procedure. Proper operation of PUREX exhaust fan inlet, outlet, and vortex damper actuators and limit switches were verified, using special test equipment, to be correct and installed wiring connections were verified by operation of this equipment.

Blackaby, W.B.

1997-10-07

352

Long term thermoelectric module testing system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thermoelectric generators can be used for converting waste heat into electric power. Significant interest in developing new materials in recent years has led to the discovery of several promising thermoelectrics, however, there can be considerable challenges in developing the materials into working devices. Testing and feedback is needed at each step to gain valuable information for identification of difficulties, quality of the materials and modules, repeatability in fabrication, and longevity of the devices. This paper describes a long-term module testing system for monitoring the output power of a module over extended testing times. To evaluate the system, we have tested commercially available thermoelectric modules over a one month time period.

D'Angelo, Jonathan; Hogan, Timothy

2009-10-01

353

Global positioning system missile test range applications  

SciTech Connect

Using the Global Positioning System (GPS), a missile under test could transmit its own position, reducing radar tracking requirements while still providing three-dimensional position and velocity data with the required accuracy. This study investigated minimum package size requirements for GPS implementation on the SRAM II missile as part of the joint test assembly telemetry system. Reported GPS missile test range applications are reviewed. The two missile tracking system implementations considered are a complete GPS package onboard the missile and onboard frequency translator that retransmits the GPS satellite signals. Accuracy and operation of the two methods are compared. A functional description of the GPS is provided.

Partridge, M.E.

1986-06-01

354

LANSCE Wire Scanner System Prototype: Switchyard Test  

SciTech Connect

On November 19, 2011, the beam diagnostics team of Los Alamos National Laboratory's LANSCE accelerator facility conducted a test of a prototype wire scanner system for future deployment within the accelerator's switchyard area. The primary focus of this test was to demonstrate the wire scanner control system's ability to extend its functionality beyond acquiring lower energy linac beam profile measurements to acquiring data in the switchyard. This study summarizes the features and performance characteristics of the electronic and mechanical implementation of this system with details focusing on the test results.

Sedillo, James D [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-04-11

355

Summary results of the Centralia partial seam CRIP underground coal gasification field test  

SciTech Connect

A field test of the controlled retracting injection point (CRIP) concept of underground coal gasification is described. The test utilized the high wall geometry of the Centralia open pit mine to gasify fourteen hundred cubic meters of coal over a thirty day period, using primarily steam and oxygen as the injected reactants. Three distinct periods of gasification are discussed: the initial period, using a vertical production well, which produced a gas heating value of 219 kJ/mole; a second slant production well period, yielding 261 kJ/mole gas following a successful CRIP maneuver; and third, a post roof collapse period during which the gas heating value dropped to 194 kJ/mole. 7 references, 11 figures, 4 tables.

Cena, R.J.; Hill, R.W.; Stephens, D.R.; Thorsness, C.B.

1984-11-01

356

Summary of research on soil testing for rock phosphate fertilizers in Western Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between plant yield and values of soils tests for phosphorus (P) was studied in long-term field experiments\\u000a in south-western Australia for soil previously fertilized with rock phosphate and superphosphate. The rock phosphates studied\\u000a were: Queensland (Duchess) apatite rock phosphate; reactive apatite rock phosphate from North Carolina; and rock phosphate\\u000a from Christmas Island (as either C-grade ore or Calciphos).

M. D. A. Bolland

1993-01-01

357

Summary of TFTR (Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor) diagnostics, including JET (Joint European Torus) and JT-60  

SciTech Connect

The diagnostic instrumentation on TFTR (Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor) and the specific properties of each diagnostic, i.e., number of channels, time resolution, wavelength range, etc., are summarized in tables, grouped according to the plasma parameter measured. For comparison, the equivalent diagnostic capabilities of JET (Joint European Torus) and the Japanese large tokamak, JT-60, as of late 1987 are also listed in the tables. Extensive references are given to publications on each instrument.

Hill, K.W.; Young, K.M.; Johnson, L.C.

1990-05-01

358

21 CFR 862.3900 - Tobramycin test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Tobramycin test system. 862.3900 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3900 Tobramycin test system. (a) Identification. A tobramycin test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

359

21 CFR 862.3900 - Tobramycin test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Tobramycin test system. 862.3900 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3900 Tobramycin test system. (a) Identification. A tobramycin test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

360

21 CFR 862.1580 - Phosphorus (inorganic) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Phosphorus (inorganic) test system. 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1580 Phosphorus (inorganic) test system. (a) Identification. A phosphorus (inorganic) test system is a...

2010-04-01

361

21 CFR 862.1580 - Phosphorus (inorganic) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Phosphorus (inorganic) test system. 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1580 Phosphorus (inorganic) test system. (a) Identification. A phosphorus (inorganic) test system is a...

2009-04-01

362

21 CFR 862.1370 - Human growth hormone test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Human growth hormone test system. 862.1370 ...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1370 Human growth hormone test system. (a) Identification. A human growth hormone test system is a device...

2009-04-01

363

21 CFR 862.1370 - Human growth hormone test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Human growth hormone test system. 862.1370 ...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1370 Human growth hormone test system. (a) Identification. A human growth hormone test system is a device...

2010-04-01

364

21 CFR 862.3030 - Acetaminophen test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Acetaminophen test system. 862.3030 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3030 Acetaminophen test system. (a) Identification. An acetaminophen test system is a device intended...

2010-04-01

365

21 CFR 862.3030 - Acetaminophen test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Acetaminophen test system. 862.3030 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3030 Acetaminophen test system. (a) Identification. An acetaminophen test system is a device intended...

2009-04-01

366

21 CFR 862.1780 - Urinary calculi (stones) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Urinary calculi (stones) test system. 862.1780...Test Systems § 862.1780 Urinary calculi (stones) test system. (a) Identification. A urinary calculi (stones) test system is a device...

2009-04-01

367

21 CFR 862.1780 - Urinary calculi (stones) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Urinary calculi (stones) test system. 862.1780...Test Systems § 862.1780 Urinary calculi (stones) test system. (a) Identification. A urinary calculi (stones) test system is a device...

2010-04-01

368

21 CFR 862.3035 - Amikacin test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Amikacin test system. 862.3035 Section 862...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3035 Amikacin test system. (a) Identification. An amikacin test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

369

21 CFR 862.3035 - Amikacin test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Amikacin test system. 862.3035 Section 862...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3035 Amikacin test system. (a) Identification. An amikacin test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

370

21 CFR 862.3850 - Sulfonamide test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Sulfonamide test system. 862.3850 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3850 Sulfonamide test system. (a) Identification. A sulfonamide test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

371

21 CFR 862.3850 - Sulfonamide test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Sulfonamide test system. 862.3850 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3850 Sulfonamide test system. (a) Identification. A sulfonamide test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

372

21 CFR 862.1340 - Urinary glucose (nonquantitative) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2009-04-01 false Urinary glucose (nonquantitative) test system...Test Systems § 862.1340 Urinary glucose (nonquantitative) test system. (a) Identification. A urinary glucose (nonquantitative) test system...

2009-04-01

373

21 CFR 862.1345 - Glucose test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Glucose test system. 862.1345 Section 862...Clinical Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1345 Glucose test system. (a) Identification. A glucose test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

374

21 CFR 862.3640 - Morphine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Morphine test system. 862.3640 Section 862...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3640 Morphine test system. (a) Identification. A morphine test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

375

21 CFR 862.3640 - Morphine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Morphine test system. 862.3640 Section 862...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3640 Morphine test system. (a) Identification. A morphine test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

376

21 CFR 862.1490 - Lysozyme (muramidase) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Lysozyme (muramidase) test system. 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1490 Lysozyme (muramidase) test system. (a) Identification. A lysozyme (muramidase) test system is a...

2013-04-01

377

21 CFR 862.1490 - Lysozyme (muramidase) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Lysozyme (muramidase) test system. 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1490 Lysozyme (muramidase) test system. (a) Identification. A lysozyme (muramidase) test system is a...

2010-04-01

378

21 CFR 862.1490 - Lysozyme (muramidase) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Lysozyme (muramidase) test system. 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1490 Lysozyme (muramidase) test system. (a) Identification. A lysozyme (muramidase) test system is a...

2009-04-01

379

21 CFR 862.1690 - Thyroid stimulating hormone test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Thyroid stimulating hormone test system. 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1690 Thyroid stimulating hormone test system. (a) Identification. A thyroid stimulating hormone test system is...

2009-04-01

380

21 CFR 862.1690 - Thyroid stimulating hormone test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Thyroid stimulating hormone test system. 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1690 Thyroid stimulating hormone test system. (a) Identification. A thyroid stimulating hormone test system is...

2010-04-01

381

21 CFR 862.1680 - Testosterone test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Testosterone test system. 862.1680 Section...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1680 Testosterone test system. (a) Identification. A testosterone test system is a device intended...

2010-04-01

382

21 CFR 862.1680 - Testosterone test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Testosterone test system. 862.1680 Section...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1680 Testosterone test system. (a) Identification. A testosterone test system is a device intended...

2009-04-01

383

21 CFR 862.1670 - Sorbitol dehydrogenase test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Sorbitol dehydrogenase test system. 862.1670...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1670 Sorbitol dehydrogenase test system. (a) Identification. A sorbitol dehydrogenase test system is a...

2010-04-01

384

21 CFR 862.1670 - Sorbitol dehydrogenase test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Sorbitol dehydrogenase test system. 862.1670...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1670 Sorbitol dehydrogenase test system. (a) Identification. A sorbitol dehydrogenase test system is a...

2009-04-01

385

21 CFR 862.1630 - Protein (fractionation) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Protein (fractionation) test system. 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1630 Protein (fractionation) test system. (a) Identification. A protein (fractionation) test system is a...

2013-04-01

386

21 CFR 862.3270 - Codeine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Codeine test system. 862.3270 Section 862...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3270 Codeine test system. (a) Identification. A codeine test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

387

21 CFR 862.3270 - Codeine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Codeine test system. 862.3270 Section 862...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3270 Codeine test system. (a) Identification. A codeine test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

388

21 CFR 862.1460 - Leucine aminopeptidase test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Leucine aminopeptidase test system. 862.1460...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1460 Leucine aminopeptidase test system. (a) Identification. A leucine aminopeptidase test system is a...

2009-04-01

389

21 CFR 862.1460 - Leucine aminopeptidase test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Leucine aminopeptidase test system. 862.1460...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1460 Leucine aminopeptidase test system. (a) Identification. A leucine aminopeptidase test system is a...

2010-04-01

390

21 CFR 862.1175 - Cholesterol (total) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Cholesterol (total) test system. 862.1175...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1175 Cholesterol (total) test system. (a) Identification. A cholesterol (total) test system is a device...

2010-04-01

391

21 CFR 862.1175 - Cholesterol (total) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Cholesterol (total) test system. 862.1175...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1175 Cholesterol (total) test system. (a) Identification. A cholesterol (total) test system is a device...

2009-04-01

392

21 CFR 862.1190 - Copper test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Test Systems § 862.1190 Copper test system. (a) Identification. A copper test system is a device intended to measure copper...hereditary disease primarily of the liver and nervous system). Test results are also used in...

2009-04-01

393

21 CFR 862.1190 - Copper test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Test Systems § 862.1190 Copper test system. (a) Identification. A copper test system is a device intended to measure copper...hereditary disease primarily of the liver and nervous system). Test results are also used in...

2010-04-01

394

21 CFR 866.5570 - Lactoferrin immunological test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Lactoferrin immunological test system. 866...Immunological Test Systems § 866.5570 Lactoferrin immunological test system. (a) Identification. A lactoferrin immunological test system is a...

2009-04-01

395

21 CFR 866.5570 - Lactoferrin immunological test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Lactoferrin immunological test system. 866...Immunological Test Systems § 866.5570 Lactoferrin immunological test system. (a) Identification. A lactoferrin immunological test system is a...

2010-04-01

396

21 CFR 862.3650 - Opiate test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Opiate test system. 862.3650 Section 862...Clinical Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3650 Opiate test system. (a) Identification. An opiate test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

397

21 CFR 862.3650 - Opiate test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Opiate test system. 862.3650 Section 862...Clinical Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3650 Opiate test system. (a) Identification. An opiate test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

398

21 CFR 862.1465 - Lipase test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Lipase test system. 862.1465 Section 862...Clinical Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1465 Lipase test system. (a) Identification. A lipase test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

399

21 CFR 862.1465 - Lipase test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Lipase test system. 862.1465 Section 862...Clinical Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1465 Lipase test system. (a) Identification. A lipase test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

400

21 CFR 862.3100 - Amphetamine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Amphetamine test system. 862.3100 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3100 Amphetamine test system. (a) Identification. An amphetamine test system is a device intended...

2010-04-01

401

21 CFR 862.3100 - Amphetamine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Amphetamine test system. 862.3100 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3100 Amphetamine test system. (a) Identification. An amphetamine test system is a device intended...

2009-04-01

402

21 CFR 862.3100 - Amphetamine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Amphetamine test system. 862.3100 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3100 Amphetamine test system. (a) Identification. An amphetamine test system is a device intended...

2013-04-01

403

21 CFR 862.1145 - Calcium test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Calcium test system. 862.1145 Section 862...Clinical Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1145 Calcium test system. (a) Identification. A calcium test system is a device intended to...

2013-04-01

404

21 CFR 862.3600 - Mercury test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Mercury test system. 862.3600 Section 862...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3600 Mercury test system. (a) Identification. A mercury test system is a device intended to...

2013-04-01

405

21 CFR 862.3560 - Lithium test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Lithium test system. 862.3560 Section 862...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3560 Lithium test system. (a) Identification. A lithium test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

406

21 CFR 862.1530 - Plasma oncometry test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Plasma oncometry test system. 862.1530 ...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1530 Plasma oncometry test system. (a) Identification. A plasma oncometry test system is a device...

2013-04-01

407

21 CFR 862.1678 - Tacrolimus test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Tacrolimus test system. 862.1678 Section...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1678 Tacrolimus test system. (a) Identification. A tacrolimus test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

408

21 CFR 862.1678 - Tacrolimus test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Tacrolimus test system. 862.1678 Section...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1678 Tacrolimus test system. (a) Identification. A tacrolimus test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

409

21 CFR 862.1210 - Creatine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Creatine test system. 862.1210 Section 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1210 Creatine test system. (a) Identification. A creatine test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

410

21 CFR 862.1210 - Creatine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Creatine test system. 862.1210 Section 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1210 Creatine test system. (a) Identification. A creatine test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

411

21 CFR 862.1470 - Lipid (total) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Lipid (total) test system. 862.1470 Section...Clinical Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1470 Lipid (total) test system. (a) Identification. A lipid (total) test system is a device...

2009-04-01

412

21 CFR 862.1470 - Lipid (total) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Lipid (total) test system. 862.1470 Section...Clinical Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1470 Lipid (total) test system. (a) Identification. A lipid (total) test system is a device...

2010-04-01

413

21 CFR 862.3120 - Arsenic test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Arsenic test system. 862.3120 Section 862...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3120 Arsenic test system. (a) Identification. An arsenic test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

414

21 CFR 862.3120 - Arsenic test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Arsenic test system. 862.3120 Section 862...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3120 Arsenic test system. (a) Identification. An arsenic test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

415

21 CFR 862.3950 - Vancomycin test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Vancomycin test system. 862.3950 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3950 Vancomycin test system. (a) Identification. A vancomycin test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

416

21 CFR 862.3950 - Vancomycin test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Vancomycin test system. 862.3950 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3950 Vancomycin test system. (a) Identification. A vancomycin test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

417

21 CFR 862.1375 - Histidine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Histidine test system. 862.1375 Section 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1375 Histidine test system. (a) Identification. A histidine test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

418

21 CFR 862.1375 - Histidine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Histidine test system. 862.1375 Section 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1375 Histidine test system. (a) Identification. A histidine test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

419

21 CFR 862.3610 - Methamphetamine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Methamphetamine test system. 862.3610 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3610 Methamphetamine test system. (a) Identification. A methamphetamine test system is a device...

2010-04-01

420

21 CFR 862.3610 - Methamphetamine test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Methamphetamine test system. 862.3610 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3610 Methamphetamine test system. (a) Identification. A methamphetamine test system is a device...

2009-04-01

421

21 CFR 862.1365 - Glutathione test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Glutathione test system. 862.1365 Section...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1365 Glutathione test system. (a) Identification. A glutathione test system is a device intended to...

2013-04-01

422

21 CFR 862.1365 - Glutathione test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Glutathione test system. 862.1365 Section...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1365 Glutathione test system. (a) Identification. A glutathione test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

423

21 CFR 862.1365 - Glutathione test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Glutathione test system. 862.1365 Section...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1365 Glutathione test system. (a) Identification. A glutathione test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

424

21 CFR 862.1580 - Phosphorus (inorganic) test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Phosphorus (inorganic) test system. 862...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1580 Phosphorus (inorganic) test system. (a) Identification. A phosphorus (inorganic) test system is a...

2013-04-01

425

21 CFR 862.1070 - Amylase test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Amylase test system. 862.1070 Section 862...Clinical Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1070 Amylase test system. (a) Identification. An amylase test system is a device intended to...

2013-04-01

426

21 CFR 862.1070 - Amylase test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Amylase test system. 862.1070 Section 862...Clinical Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1070 Amylase test system. (a) Identification. An amylase test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

427

21 CFR 862.1070 - Amylase test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Amylase test system. 862.1070 Section 862...Clinical Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1070 Amylase test system. (a) Identification. An amylase test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

428

21 CFR 862.3870 - Cannabinoid test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Cannabinoid test system. 862.3870 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3870 Cannabinoid test system. (a) Identification. A cannabinoid test system is a device intended to...

2009-04-01

429

21 CFR 862.3870 - Cannabinoid test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Cannabinoid test system. 862.3870 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3870 Cannabinoid test system. (a) Identification. A cannabinoid test system is a device intended to...

2010-04-01

430

21 CFR 862.3870 - Cannabinoid test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Cannabinoid test system. 862.3870 Section...Toxicology Test Systems § 862.3870 Cannabinoid test system. (a) Identification. A cannabinoid test system is a device intended to...

2013-04-01

431

21 CFR 862.1615 - Pregnenolone test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Pregnenolone test system. 862.1615 Section...Chemistry Test Systems § 862.1615 Pregnenolone test system. (a) Identification. A pregnenolone test system is a device intended...

2009-04-01

432

Test plan for phase-1 residential testing at the MIT/LL PV Systems Test Facility  

SciTech Connect

This test plan describes the objectives, power system, instrumentation, and data processing for a utility off-peak photovoltaic power system to be tested at the MIT/LL Photovoltaic Systems Test Bed. This plan constitutes the first in a series of residential PV system tests that will be conducted at this facility. When subsequent tests are defined, they will be described in a test plan similar to this one. This test is designed to represent a residential system powering the diversified electrical load (stove, refrigerator, dryer, etc.) of a single-family residence. An 8-kW photovoltaic array is used along with 50-kW of lead-acid battery storage and a 6-kW dc-to-ac inverter. Leads, using actual appliances, are timer controlled to represent a typical residential usage profile and backup electrical power is provided by the local utility in an off-peak-only basis.

Sacco, S.B.

1979-03-30

433

System health tracking and safe testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As the health situation of a system is only indirectly accessible, often conclusive explanations for observed abnormal behavior can not be given. In order to discriminate further between possible diagnoses, more information about system behavior is necessary. Testing techniques are especially useful in situations where it is not possible to probe additional process variables, such as in remote diagnosis applications. However as Scarl has pointed out, care must be taken as test vectors may induce new errors. He introduced the notion of so-called hazard condition constraints that should not be violated by the test input. In this paper, we apply the notion of safe test vector generation to the domain of dynamic systems. Dynamic systems are characterized by the fact that the current behavior does not depend on the current input only, but also on the history of the system. Therefore, safe testing for dynamic systems needs a technique akin to model-predictive control. That is, before one can say that a particular test vector will discriminate between two possible diagnoses, or that it will not violate a hazard condition, the behavior of the system has to be simulated over a number of time steps.

Bos, Andre; van Gemund, A. J.; Zutt, Jonne

2002-07-01

434

TANK 18 AND 19-F TIER 1A EQUIPMENT FILL MOCK UP TEST SUMMARY  

SciTech Connect

The United States Department of Energy (US DOE) has determined that Tanks 18-F and 19-F have met the F-Tank Farm (FTF) General Closure Plan Requirements and are ready to be permanently closed. The high-level waste (HLW) tanks have been isolated from FTF facilities. To complete operational closure they will be filled with grout for the purpose of: (1) physically stabilizing the tanks, (2) limiting/eliminating vertical pathways to residual waste, (3) discouraging future intrusion, and (4) providing an alkaline, chemical reducing environment within the closure boundary to control speciation and solubility of select radionuclides. Bulk waste removal and heel removal equipment remain in Tanks 18-F and 19-F. This equipment includes the Advance Design Mixer Pump (ADMP), transfer pumps, transfer jets, standard slurry mixer pumps, equipment-support masts, sampling masts, dip tube assemblies and robotic crawlers. The present Tank 18 and 19-F closure strategy is to grout the equipment in place and eliminate vertical pathways by filling voids in the equipment to vertical fast pathways and water infiltration. The mock-up tests described in this report were intended to address placement issues identified for grouting the equipment that will be left in Tank 18-F and Tank 19-F. The Tank 18-F and 19-F closure strategy document states that one of the Performance Assessment (PA) requirements for a closed tank is that equipment remaining in the tank be filled to the extent practical and that vertical flow paths 1 inch and larger be grouted. The specific objectives of the Tier 1A equipment grout mock-up testing include: (1) Identifying the most limiting equipment configurations with respect to internal void space filling; (2) Specifying and constructing initial test geometries and forms that represent scaled boundary conditions; (3) Identifying a target grout rheology for evaluation in the scaled mock-up configurations; (4) Scaling-up production of a grout mix with the target rheology (16 second flow cone value) from 0.25 cubic feet to 4.3 cubic feet. (Ten 0.43 cubic batches were produced because full-scale equipment was not available for the Tier 1A test.); (5) Demonstrating continuous gravity filling of the ADMP mock up test form; (6) Demonstrating continuous gravity filling of 1 inch and 2 inch schedule 40 pipe; and (7) Demonstrating filling of 1 inch and 2 inch schedule 40 pipe from the bottom up by discharging through a tube inserted into the pipes. The Tier 1A mock-up test focused on the ADMP and pipes at least one inch in diameter. The ADMP which is located in center riser of Tank 18-F is a concern because the column for this long-shaft (55 ft) pump is unique and modification to the pump prior to placing it in service limited the flow path options for filling by creating a single flow path for filling and venting the ADMP support column. The large size, vertical orientation, and complicated flow path in the ADMP warrants a detailed description of this piece of ancillary equipment.

Stefanko, D.; Langton, C.

2011-11-04

435

Effluent Information System (EIS)/Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) 1985 Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Effluent Information System (EIS) and Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) are Department of Energy (DOE) data base systems that aid DOE-Headquarters and Field Offices in managing the radioactive air and liquid effluents from DOE facilities. Dat...

T. Watanabe

1986-01-01

436

Effluent Information System (EIS)/Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) 1988 executive summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Effluent Information System (EIS) and Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) are Department of Energy (DOE) data base systems that aid DOE-Headquarters and Field Offices in managing the radioactive air and liquid effluents from DOE facilities. Dat...

1989-01-01

437

Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Firefighting Tactics and Equipment Evaluation Tests: Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Following the crash of an EA-6B aircraft on the flight deck of the USS NIMITZ on May 26, 1981, an extensive research program was undertaken to address possible deficiencies in shipboard firefighting procedures and systems and to identify potential areas f...

H. W. Carhart J. T. Leonard R. L. Darwin R. E. Burns T. J. Hughes

1986-01-01

438

Summary of Tests to Determine Effectiveness of Gelatin Strike on SS{ampersand}C Dissolver Solutions  

SciTech Connect

The solutions from the dissolution of sand, slag, and crucible (SS&C) material are sufficiently different from previous solutions processed via the F-Canyon Purex process that the effectiveness of individual process steps needed to be ascertained. In this study, the effectiveness of gelatin strike was tested under a variety of conditions. Specifically, several concentrations of silica, fluoride, nitric acid (HNO{sub 3}), boric acid (H{sub 3}BO{sub 3}), and aluminium nitrate nonahydrate (ANN) were studied. The disengagement times of surrogate and plant SS&C dissolver solutions from plant solvent also were measured. The results of the tests indicate that gelatin strike does not coagulate the silica at the low concentration of silica ({tilde 30} ppm) expected in the SS&C dissolver solutions because the silicon is complexed with fluoride ions (e.g., SiF{sub 6}{sup -2}). The silicon fluoride complex is expected to remain with the aqueous phase during solvent extraction. The disengagement times of the dissolver solutions from the plant solvent were not affected by the presence of low concentrations of silica and no third phase formation was observed in the disengagement phase with the low silica concentrations. Tests of surrogate SS&C dissolver solutions with higher concentration of silica (less than 150 ppm) did show that gelatin strike followed by centrifugation resulted in good phase disengagement of the surrogate SS{ampersand}C dissolver solution from the plant dissolver solution. At the higher silica concentrations, there is not sufficient fluoride to complex with the silica, and the silica must be entrained by the gelatin and removed from the dissolver solution prior to solvent extraction.

Murray, A.M. [Westinghouse Savannah River Company, AIKEN, SC (United States); Karraker, D.G.

1998-05-01

439

Enzyme immunoassay system for panel testing.  

PubMed

An immunoassay system based on enzyme immunoassay technology has been developed for quantitative panel testing. The system includes test card disposables, reagents, and an instrument. Patients' samples are processed semiautomatically in the instrument with minimum user intervention. The test card has multiple test areas at individual locations on a membrane solid phase so that simultaneous determinations from a single specimen are possible. Each panel also includes positive and negative reagent procedural controls. Factory-determined calibration curves for each analyte are provided in barcode form with each test kit. The reagents include a specimen dilution buffer, enzyme conjugate, and precipitogenic substrate. Up to 10 test cards at a time can be processed in random-access and continuous-access modes, with automated agitation of sample and reagents over the solid phase, temperature-controlled incubation, and membrane washing and reading, data reduction, and printout of results. The optical reader measures diffuse reflectance and features source intensity and wavelength compensation. PMID:2673584

Donohue, J; Bailey, M; Gray, R; Holen, J; Huang, T M; Keevan, J; Mattimiro, C; Putterman, C; Stalder, A; Defreese, J

1989-09-01

440

Preoperational test report, raw water system  

SciTech Connect

This represents the preoperational test report for the Raw Water System, Project W-030. Project W-030 provides a ventilation upgrade for the four Aging Waste Facility tanks. The system supplies makeup water to the W-030 recirculation evaporative cooling towers for tanks AY1O1, AY102, AZ1O1, AZ102. The Raw Water pipe riser and associated strainer and valving is located in the W-030 diesel generator building. The tests verify correct system operation and correct indications displayed by the central Monitor and Control System.

Clifton, F.T.

1997-10-29

441

Railcar waste transfer system hydrostatic test.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Recent modifications have been performed on the T-Plant Railcar Waste Transfer System. This Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) has been prepared to demonstrate that identified piping welds and mechanical connections incorporated during the modification are o...

S. D. Ellingson

1997-01-01

442

ORTHO T. cruzi ELISA Test System  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... It is also intended for use to screen organ and tissue donors when specimens ... Package Insert - ORTHO T. cruzi ELISA Test System (PDF - 388KB ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts/approvedproducts

443

Exhaust-System Leak Test: Quantitative Procedure.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A quantitative, periodic motor vehicle safety-inspection test for determining the leakage rate of engine exhaust from an automotive exhaust system was investigated. Two technical approaches were evaluated, and the better one was selected for development o...

E. C. Klaubert

1974-01-01

444

Test system electronic reference signal injection  

SciTech Connect

A concept for a method of injecting reference signals into waveform monitoring systems which has negligible effect on measurement accuracy is presented. Equations are provided which allow a test system designer to tailor the injection design to meet specific requirements. Examples of typical use are included. The signal injection concept presented has been successfully employed at GE Neutron Devices. It has been incorporated in quality assurance test systems to provide a fiducial or time zero reference marker for time correlation of waveforms monitored by independent digital oscilloscopes. It has also been found to be useful for the injection of simulated product waveforms employed for automatic test system calibration and/or operational verification just prior to product testing.

Roubik, J.C.

1991-06-01

445

Testing of a Reporting System Prototype.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents results from development and testing of a reporting system prototype on an offshore installation. The prototype was primarily aimed at transferring information between control room operators. Users and user needs for information are pr...

O. Ingstad L. Bodsberg J. Vatn

1990-01-01

446

Reaming experiments for the lethality test system  

SciTech Connect

Various reaming techniques were tried for use on the barrel of the Lethality Test System railgun. This report covers the successes and failures of the reamers and the techniques that were tried. 5 figs.

Hooten, D.; Stanley, P.

1988-01-01

447

BK120024 Summary  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... Page 5. LABType SSO DNA Typing Tests for use with ... Table 2. Test Results Summary Testing Agreement (HLA Typing) Verification and Validation ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts

448

SUMMARY PLAN FOR BENCH-SCALE REFORMER AND PRODUCT TESTING TREATABILITY STUDIES USING HANFORD TANK WASTE  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the sample selection, sample preparation, environmental, and regulatory considerations for shipment of Hanford radioactive waste samples for treatability studies of the FBSR process at the Savannah River National Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford tank farms contain approximately 57 million gallons of wastes, most of which originated during the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel to produce plutonium for defense purposes. DOE intends to pre-treat the tank waste to separate the waste into a high level fraction, that will be vitrified and disposed of in a national repository as high-level waste (HLW), and a low-activity waste (LAW) fraction that will be immobilized for on-site disposal at Hanford. The Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) is the focal point for the treatment of Hanford tank waste. However, the WTP lacks the capacity to process all of the LAW within the regulatory required timeframe. Consequently, a supplemental LAW immobilization process will be required to immobilize the remainder of the LAW. One promising supplemental technology is Fluidized Bed Steam Reforming (FBSR) to produce a sodium-alumino-silicate (NAS) waste form. The NAS waste form is primarily composed of nepheline (NaAlSiO{sub 4}), sodalite (Nas[AlSiO{sub 4}]{sub 6}Cl{sub 2}), and nosean (Na{sub 8}[AlSiO{sub 4}]{sub 6}SO{sub 4}). Semivolatile anions such as pertechnetate (TcO{sub 4}{sup -}) and volatiles such as iodine as iodide (I{sup -}) are expected to be entrapped within the mineral structures, thereby immobilizing them (Janzen 2008). Results from preliminary performance tests using surrogates, suggests that the release of semivolatile radionuclides {sup 99}Tc and volatile {sup 129}I from granular NAS waste form is limited by Nosean solubility. The predicted release of {sup 99}Tc from the NAS waste form at a 100 meters down gradient well from the Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF) was found to be comparable to immobilized low-activity waste glass waste form in the initial supplemental LAW treatment technology risk assessment (Mann 2003). To confirm this hypothesis, DOE is funding a treatability study where three actual Hanford tank waste samples (containing both {sup 99}Tc and {sup 125}I) will be processed in Savannah River National Laboratory's (SRNL) Bench-Scale Reformer (BSR) to form the mineral product, similar to the granular NAS waste form, that will then be subject to a number of waste form qualification tests. In previous tests, SRNL have demonstrated that the BSR product is chemically and physically equivalent to the FBSR product (Janzen 2005). The objective of this paper is to describe the sample selection, sample preparation, and environmental and regulatory considerations for treatability studies of the FBSR process using Hanford tank waste samples at the SNRL. The SNRL will process samples in its BSR. These samples will be decontaminated in the 222-S Laboratory to remove undissolved solids and selected radioisotopes to comply with Department of Transportation (DOT) shipping regulations and to ensure worker safety by limiting radiation exposure to As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA). These decontamination levels will also meet the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) definition of low activity waste (LAW). After the SNRL has processed the tank samples to a granular mineral form, SRNL and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will conduct waste form testing on both the granular material and monoliths prepared from the granular material. The tests being performed are outlined in Appendix A.

DUNCAN JB

2010-08-19

449

Environmental Management System (EMS) objectives and targets : annual results summary - FY2011.  

SciTech Connect

Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico's (SNL/NM) Environmental Management System is the integrated approach for members of the workforce to identify and manage environmental risks. Each Fiscal Year (FY) SNL/NM performs an analysis to identify environmental aspects, and the environmental programs associated with them are charged with the task of routinely monitoring and measuring the objectives and targets that are established to mitigate potential impacts of SNL/NM's operations on the environment. An annual summary of the results achieved towards meeting established objectives and targets provides a connection to, and rational for, annually revised environmental aspects. The purpose of this document is to summarize the results achieved and documented in FY2011.

Vetter, Douglas Walter

2012-02-01

450

Asphalt emulsion radon barrier systems for uranium mill tailings - a summary of the technology  

SciTech Connect

Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), has developed an asphalt emulsion cover system to reduce the release of radon from uranium mill tailings. The system has been field-tested at the tailings site in Grand Junction, Colorado. Results from laboratory and field tests indicate that this system effectively reduces radon release to near-background levels (< 2 pCi m/sup -2/s/sup -1/) and has the properties required for long-term effectiveness and stability. Engineering specifications have been developed, and a cost analysis indicates that asphalt emulsion covers are competitive with other cover systems. 6 references, 2 figures, 4 tables.

Baker, E.G.; Hartley, J.N.; Freeman, H.D.

1983-11-01

451

Performance Monitoring of Solar Heating Systems in Dwellings: Executive Summary and Recommendations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report gives information concerning European research into solar heating of residential buildings. Solar water heating systems are described and their performance is cited. Different forms of space heating are described and results of tests are menti...

R. Ferraro D. Turrent R. Godoy

1983-01-01

452

Systems Description of the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A detailed description of the major process and support systems comprising the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) is presented. Also presented, are operational examples which illustrate the basic functions and interrelations of the major process ...

R. L. Polce

1982-01-01

453

Antinuclear Antibody, Rheumatoid Factor, and Cyclic-Citrullinated Peptide Tests for Evaluating Musculoskeletal Complaints in Children. Clinician Research Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In response to a request from the public, a systematic review assessed the test performances of antinuclear antibody (ANA), rheumatoid factor (RF), and cyclic-citrullinated peptide (CCP) for pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (pSLE) and juvenile idiop...

2012-01-01

454

Railcar waste transfer system hydrostatic test  

SciTech Connect

Recent modifications have been performed on the T-Plant Railcar Waste Transfer System, This Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) has been prepared to demonstrate that identified piping welds and mechanical connections incorporated during the modification are of high integrity and are acceptable for service. This will be achieved by implementation of a hydrostatic leak test.

Ellingson, S.D.

1997-03-31

455

Diagnostic test systems canister weld joint analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Test Systems Section of the Nuclear Test Engineering Division has been developing standard components for its family of canisters. One area of concern in the design has been the weld joints between the main canister channels and the canister endplates. The Solid Mechanics Group of Engineering Mechanics performed numerical calculations on this joint with the SAP4 finite element code

1981-01-01

456

Flight test verification of the ASSET system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ASSET (Advanced Skewed Sensory Electronic Triad) system flight test configuration consists of two sets of six skewed rate sensors. One set consists of conventional spring-restrained rate gyros, while the other is composed of vibrating beam rate sensors. Flight test results are presented for a redundant arrangement of skewed angular rate sensors and associated failure detection and isolation algorithms designed

S. T. Donley; R. D. Solomon

1979-01-01

457

SUMMARY CONCLUSIONS FOR THE PILOT IN-SITU CHROMIUM REDUCTION TEST AT RIVERBANK ARMY AMMUNITIONS PLANT  

SciTech Connect

A treatability study was conducted at Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant's (RBAAP) Site 17, to evaluate the effectiveness of a permeable reactive barrier (PRB) for the treatment of hexavalent chromium (Cr{sup 6+}). The chromium contamination at Site 17 is hydrologically isolated and unsuitable for standard extraction and treatment (pump and treat). The majority of the chromium contamination at Site 17 is trapped within the fine grain sediments of a clay/slit zone (45 to 63). The PRB was established above and adjacent to the contaminated zone at Site 17 to reduce the hexavalent chromium as it leaches out of the contaminated clay/silt zone separating the A zone from the A zone. Site 17 and the monitoring network are described in the In-Situ Chromium Reduction Treatability Study Work Plan (CH2MHILL, January 2004). The PRB was created by reducing naturally occurring Fe{sup 3+} to Fe{sup 2+} with the injection of a buffered sodium dithionite solution into subsurface chromium source area. The Cr{sup 6+} leaching out of the contaminated clay/silt zone and migrating through the PRB is reduced by Fe{sup 2+} to Cr{sup 3+} and immobilized (Amonette, et al., 1994). The sodium dithionite will also reduce accessible Cr{sup 6+}, however the long-term reductant is the Fe{sup 2+}. Bench scale tests (Appendix A) were conducted to assess the quantity and availability of the naturally occurring iron at Site 17, the ability of the sodium dithionite to reduce the hexavalent chromium and Fe within the sediments, and the by-products produced during the treatment. Appendix A, provides a detailed description of the laboratory treatability tests, and provides background information on the technologies considered as possible treatment options for Site 17. Following the sodium dithionite treatment, groundwater/treatment solution was extracted to remove treatment by-products (sulfate, manganese, and iron). The following sections briefly discuss the current treatment status, future recommendations for Site 17, and future recommendations for the application of sodium dithionite at additional sites. At the completion of the treatability test, none of the wells at Site 17 had detectable hexavalent chromium, but the sulfate, iron, and manganese concentrations were detected and exceeded the CA secondary drinking water standards. The extraction done after the injection of the sodium dithionite solution to remove the sulfate, manganese, and iron has to a large extent negated the effectiveness of the iron reduction. Riverbank's local groundwater is naturally high in dissolved oxygen (concentration range at Site 17: 1.8 to 6.0 mg/l) and moving this type of groundwater through the reduced zone caused oxidation of the Fe2+ within the treatment zone, followed by a new release of hexavalent chromium detected in one of the treatment wells. Additional extraction at Site 17 will continue to degrade the PRB, threatening to release additional Cr{sup 6+} into the groundwater. Sulfate and manganese only exceed the CA secondary drinking water standards in the area immediately surrounding the PRB. It is unlikely that these contaminants will threaten any water supply wells in the area. The chromium concentrations are increasing in IW-17. The current concentration is still only a third of the original concentration. It might be worth investigating some of the new zero valent iron treatments, such as nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) to replace the in-situ naturally occurring iron, which may no longer be available for reduction. The NZVI has been successfully tested at NASA in Florida (O'Hara, 2006), and demonstrated no release of metals from the natural sediments. This might also be a viable option for other sites at RBAAP.

Ridley, M

2007-04-25

458

Summary of experimental data for critical arrays of water moderated Fast Test Reactor fuel  

SciTech Connect

A research program, funded by the Consolidated Fuel Reprocessing Program (CFRP) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was initiated at Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) to acquire experimental data on heterogeneous water moderated arrays of Fast Test Reactor (FTR) fuel pins. The objective of this program is to provide critical experiment data for validating calculational techniques used in criticality assessments of reprocessing equipment containing FTR-type fuels. Consequently, the experiments were designed to permit accurate definition in Monte Carlo computer codes currently used in these assessments. Square and triangular pitched lattices of fuel have been constructed under a variety of conditions covering the range from undermoderated to overmoderated arrays. Experiments were conducted composed of arrays which were water reflected, partially concrete reflected, and arrays with interspersed solid neutron absorbers. The absorbers utilized were Boral, and cadmium plates and gadolinium cylindrical rods. Data from non-CFRP sponsored subcritical experiments (previously performed at Hanford) also are included.

Durst, B.M.; Bierman, S.R.; Clayton, E.D.; Mincey, J.F.; Primm, R.T. III

1981-05-01

459

Assessment of display performance for medical imaging systems: Executive summary of AAPM TG18 report  

SciTech Connect

Digital imaging provides an effective means to electronically acquire, archive, distribute, and view medical images. Medical imaging display stations are an integral part of these operations. Therefore, it is vitally important to assure that electronic display devices do not compromise image quality and ultimately patient care. The AAPM Task Group 18 (TG18) recently published guidelines and acceptance criteria for acceptance testing and quality control of medical display devices. This paper is an executive summary of the TG18 report. TG18 guidelines include visual, quantitative, and advanced testing methodologies for primary and secondary class display devices. The characteristics, tested in conjunction with specially designed test patterns (i.e., TG18 patterns), include reflection, geometric distortion, luminance, the spatial and angular dependencies of luminance, resolution, noise, glare, chromaticity, and display artifacts. Geometric distortions are evaluated by linear measurements of the TG18-QC test pattern, which should render distortion coefficients less than 2%/5% for primary/secondary displays, respectively. Reflection measurements include specular and diffuse reflection coefficients from which the maximum allowable ambient lighting is determined such that contrast degradation due to display reflection remains below a 20% limit and the level of ambient luminance (L{sub amb}) does not unduly compromise luminance ratio (LR) and contrast at low luminance levels. Luminance evaluation relies on visual assessment of low contrast features in the TG18-CT and TG18-MP test patterns, or quantitative measurements at 18 distinct luminance levels of the TG18-LN test patterns. The major acceptable criteria for primary/secondary displays are maximum luminance of greater than 170/100 cd/m{sup 2}, LR of greater than 250/100, and contrast conformance to that of the grayscale standard display function (GSDF) of better than 10%/20%, respectively. The angular response is tested to ascertain the viewing cone within which contrast conformance to the GSDF is better than 30%/60% and LR is greater than 175/70 for primary/secondary displays, or alternatively, within which the on-axis contrast thresholds of the TG18-CT test pattern remain discernible. The evaluation of luminance spatial uniformity at two distinct luminance levels across the display faceplate using TG18-UNL test patterns should yield nonuniformity coefficients smaller than 30%. The resolution evaluation includes the visual scoring of the CX test target in the TG18-QC or TG18-CX test patterns, which should yield scores greater than 4/6 for primary/secondary displays. Noise evaluation includes visual evaluation of the contrast threshold in the TG18-AFC test pattern, which should yield a minimum of 3/2 targets visible for primary/secondary displays. The guidelines also include methodologies for more quantitative resolution and noise measurements based on MTF and NPS analyses. The display glare test, based on the visibility of the low-contrast targets of the TG18-GV test pattern or the measurement of the glare ratio (GR), is expected to yield scores greater than 3/1 and GRs greater than 400/150 for primary/secondary displays. Chromaticity, measured across a display faceplate or between two display devices, is expected to render a u{sup '},v{sup '} color separation of less than 0.01 for primary displays. The report offers further descriptions of prior standardization efforts, current display technologies, testing prerequisites, streamlined procedures and timelines, and TG18 test patterns.

Samei, Ehsan; Badano, Aldo; Chakraborty, Dev [Duke Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Departments of Radiology, Physics, and Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, DUMC 3302, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States) and FDA, CDRH (United States)] [and others

2005-04-01

460

Lower Flathead System Fisheries Study, Executive Summary, Volume I, 1983-1987 Final Report.  

SciTech Connect

This Executive Summary, Volume I, of the lower Flathead System Fisheries Study Final Report, was prepared to provide a study overview for persons who are not fisheries scientists. The contents provide an introduction to the study and its objectives, a short description of the study area, a discussion of the major findings and conclusions of the study, and the description of fisheries management alternatives available to managers of the lower Flathead system. Technical reports were prepared for those portions of the study dealing with the lower Flathead River and its tributaries, Volume II, and the South Bay of Flathead Lake, Volume III. The annual hydrographic regime of the Flathead system, consisting of upper rivers, lake and lower river, has been modified by the construction and operation of two major hydroelectric facilities, Hungry Horse Dam on the south fork Flathead River and Kerr Dam at the outlet of Flathead Lake. The modified hydrographic regime has resulted in significant impacts to kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka) and several species of trout. Kerr Dam, closed in 1938, controls Flathead Lake levels between 878.7 m (2883 ft) and 881.8 m (2893 ft) and discharges into the lower Flathead River. Kerr Dam is a 63.4 m (208 ft) high concrete arch structure located 7.2 km (4.5 miles) downstream from the outlet of Flathead Lake. The facility is used by Montana Power Company primarily for system frequency load control with some use for low level base load. 77 refs., 5 figs.

Cross, David; DosSantos, Joseph M.

1988-06-01

461

Honeywell Modular Automation System Acceptance Test Procedure  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) is to verify the operability of the three new furnaces as controlled by the new Honeywell Modular Automation System (MAS). The Honeywell MAS is being installed in PFP to control the three thermal stabilization furnaces in glovebox HA-211. The ATP provides instructions for testing the configuration of the Honeywell MAS at the Plutonium Finishing Plant(PFP). The test will be a field test of the analog inputs, analog outputs, and software interlocks. The interlock test will check the digital input and outputs. Field equipment will not be connected forth is test. Simulated signals will be used to test thermocouple, limit switch, and vacuum pump inputs to the PLUMAS.

STUBBS, A.M.

1999-09-21

462

Tank waste remediation system high-level waste vitrification system development and testing requirements  

SciTech Connect

this document provides the fiscal year (FY) 1995 recommended high-level waste melter system development and testing (D and T) requirements. The first phase of melter system testing (FY 1995) will focus on the feasibility of high-temperature operation of recommended high-level waste melter systems. These test requirements will be used to establish the basis for defining detailed testing work scope, cost, and schedules. This document includes a brief summary of the recommended technologies and technical issues associated with each technology. In addition, this document presents the key D and T activities and engineering evaluations to be performed for a particular technology or general melter system support feature. The strategy for testing in Phase 1 (FY 1995) is to pursue testing of the recommended high-temperature technologies, namely the high-temperature, ceramic-lined, joule-heated melter, referred to as the HTCM, and the high-frequency, cold-wall, induction-heated melter, referred to as the cold-crucible melter (CCM). This document provides a detailed description of the FY 1995 D and T needs and requirements relative to each of the high-temperature technologies.

Calmus, R.B.

1995-02-16

463

Multiloop integral system test (MIST): Test Group 36, Pump operation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The multiloop integral system test (MIST) was part of a multiphase program started in 1983 to address small-break loss-of-coolant accidents (SBLOCAs) specific to Babcock Wilcox-designed plants. MIST was sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Babcock Wilcox Owners Group, the Electric Power Research Institute, and Babcock Wilcox. The unique features of the Babcock Wilcox design, specifically the hot leg

Gloudemans

1989-01-01

464

Summary of data concerning radiological contamination at well PM-2, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada  

SciTech Connect

Analysis of water from well Pahute Mesa No. 2 (PM-2), on Pahute Mesa in the extreme northwestern part of the Nevada Test Site, indicated tritium concentrations above background levels in August 1993. A coordinated investigation of the tritium occurrence in well PM-2 was undertaken by the Hydrologic Resources Management Program of the US Department of Energy. Geologic and hydrologic properties of the hydrogeologic units were characterized using existing information. Soil around the well and water quality in the well were characterized during the investigation. The purpose of this report is to present existing information and results from a coordinated investigation of tritium occurrence. The objectives of the overall investigation include: (1) determination of the type and concentration of contamination; (2) identification of the source and mechanism of contamination; (3) estimation of the extent of radiological contamination; (4) initiation of appropriate monitoring of the contamination; and (5) reporting of investigation results. Compiled and tabulated data of the area are presented. The report also includes characterization of geology, soil, hydrology, and water quality data.

Russell, G.M.; Locke, G.L.

1997-02-01

465

Test Summary Report INEEL Sodium-Bearing Waste Vitrification Demonstration RSM-01-1  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory is storing large amounts of radioactive and mixed wastes. Most of the sodium-bearing wastes have been calcined, but about a million gallons remain uncalcined, and this waste does not meet current regulatory requirements for long-term storage and/or disposal. As a part of the Settlement Agreement between DOE and the State of Idaho, the tanks currently containing SBW are to be taken out of service by December 31, 2012, which requires removing and treatment the remaining SBW. Vitrification is the option for waste disposal that received the highest weighted score against the criteria used. Beginning in FY 2000, the INEEL high-level waste program embarked on a program for technology demonstration and development that would lead to conceptual design of a vitrification facility in the event that vitrification is the preferred alternative for SBW disposal. The Pacific Northwest National Laborator's Research-Scale Melter was used to conduct these initial melter-flowsheet evaluations. Efforts are underway to reduce the volume of waste vitrified, and during the current test, an overall SBW waste volume-reduction factor of 7.6 was achieved.

Goles, Ronald W.; Perez, Joseph M.; Macisaac, Brett D.; Siemer, Darryl D.; Mccray, John A.

2001-05-21

466

Full Scale Model Roof Bolt Test System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A full-scale system for testing roof bolts has been furnished to the Bureau of Mines. The system uses a full-size model of a mine entry made from sand and portland cement concrete. A servosystem with hydraulic actuators and load pads provide lateral, vert...

C. W. Maus

1980-01-01

467

Constructive Multiple-Choice Testing System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The newly developed computerized Constructive Multiple-choice Testing system is introduced. The system combines short answer (SA) and multiple-choice (MC) formats by asking examinees to respond to the same question twice, first in the SA format, and then in the MC format. This manipulation was employed to collect information about the two

Park, Jooyong

2010-01-01

468

Diverter system test tool and method  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method is described for testing a diverter system on an offshore drilling rig of a type having a marine riser assembly extending to a subsea well, the diverter system having a packer element and at least one port located below the packer element for the passage of drilling fluid flowing upward from the marine riser assembly during drilling. The

R. R. Jr. Funderburg; M. E. Kattner; L. J. Milberger; L. D. Slaughter

1989-01-01

469

Test of future system-on-chips  

Microsoft Academic Search

Spurred by technology leading to the availability of millions of gates per chip, system-level integration is evolving as a new paradigm, allowing entire systems to be built on a single chip. Being able to rapidly develop, manufacture, test, debug and verify complex SOCs is crucial for the continued success of the electronics industry. This growth is expected to continue full

Yervant Zorian; Sujit Dey; Michael J. Rodgers

2000-01-01

470

A Practical Approach of Web System Testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The process of testing software system is gaining more importance every day [6]. Software applications are growing in size and complexity quickly. It makes more necessary to dispose techniques to assure quality of the systems and that the result satisfied initial specifications [1].

Gutierrez, Javier Jess; Escalona, Mara Jos; Mejas, Manuel; Torres, Jess

471

Fuzzy Ultrasonic Testing System with Columnar Rod  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an ultrasonic testing system with a columnar rod. The general ultrasonic probe is affected by transmission pulse for measurement using the direct contact method. However, if we use a columnar rod between an ultrasonic probe and a target object, we can measure without the transmission pulse. This paper describes the measurement system of the object thickness by

J. Yasui; S. Kobashi; K. Kondo; Y. Hata

2006-01-01

472

Fuel system standard test procedure. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this test procedure is to specify a method that is acceptable to the United States Coast Guard and the equipment to be used in determining whether or not a particular fuel system component is in compliance with the Gasoline Fuel System Standard in Subpart J of Part 183 of Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations.

Not Available

1978-01-01

473

Effluent Information System (EIS) / Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS): 1986 Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Department of Energy (DOE) data base systems aid DOE-Headquarters and Field Offices in managing the radioactive air and liquid effluents from DOE facilities. Data on effluents released offsite are entered into effluent information system (EIS) and data on...

T. Watanabe

1987-01-01

474

Removal of Retired Alkali Metal Test Systems  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the successful effort to remove alkali metals, alkali metal residues, and piping and structures from retired non-radioactive test systems on the Hanford Site. These test systems were used between 1965 and 1982 to support the Fast Flux Test Facility and the Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Program. A considerable volume of sodium and sodium-potassium alloy (NaK) was successfully recycled to the commercial sector; structural material and electrical material such as wiring was also recycled. Innovative techniques were used to safely remove NaK and its residues from a test system that could not be gravity-drained. The work was done safely, with no environmental issues or significant schedule delays.

BREHM, W.F.

2003-01-01

475

Summary of tectonic and structural evidence for stress orientation at the Nevada Test Site  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A tectonic synthesis of the NTS (Nevada Test Site) region, when combined with seismic data and a few stress and strain measurements, suggests a tentative model for stress orientation. This model proposes that the NTS is undergoing extension in a N. 50 ? W.-S. 50 ? E. direction coincident with the minimum principal stress direction. The model is supported by (1) a tectonic similarity between a belt of NTS Quaternary faulting and part of the Nevada-California seismic belt, for which northwest-southeast extension has been suggested; (2) historic northeast- trending natural- and explosion-produced fractures in the NTS; (3) the virtual absence in the NTS of northwest-trending Quaternary faults; (4) the character of north-trending faults and basin configuration in the Yucca Flat area, which suggest a component of right-lateral displacement and post-10 m.y. (million year) oblique separation of the sides of the north-trending depression; (5) seismic evidence suggesting a north- to northwest-trending tension axis; (6) strain measurements, which indicate episodes of northwest-southeast extension within a net northeast-southwest compression; (7) a stress estimate based on tectonic cracking that indicates near-surface northwest-southeast-directed tension, and two stress measurements indicating an excess (tectonic) maximum principal compressive stress in a northeast-southwest direction at depths of about 1,000 feet (305 m); and (8) enlargement of some drill holes in Yucca Flat in a northwest-southeast direction. It is inferred that the stress episode resulting in the formation of deep alluvium-filled trenches began somewhere between 10 and possibly less than 4 m.y. ago in the NTS and is currently active. In the Walker Lane of western Nevada, crystallization of plutons associated with Miocene volcanism may have increased the competency and thickness of the crust and its ability to propagate stress, thereby modulating the frequency (spacing) of basin-range faults.

Carr, Wilfred James

1974-01-01

476

Effluent information system (EIS)\\/onsite discharge information system (ODIS) 1985 executive summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Effluent Information System (EIS) and Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) are Department of Energy (DOE) data base systems that aid DOE-Headquarters and Field Offices in managing the radioactive air and liquid effluents from DOE facilities. Data on effluents released offsite are entered into EIS and data on effluents discharged onsite and retained onsite are entered into ODIS. This document

Watanabe

1986-01-01

477

Effluent Information System (EIS)\\/Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) 1988 executive summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Effluent Information System (EIS) on Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) are Department of Energy (DOE) data base systems that aid DOE-Headquarters and field offices in managing the radioactive air and liquid effluents from DOE facilities. Data on effluents released offsite are entered into EIS and data on effluents discharged onsite and retained onsite are entered into ODIS. This document

Watanabe

1989-01-01

478

Effluent Information System (EIS)\\/Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS): 1987 Executive summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Effluent Information System (EIS) and Onsite Discharge Information System (ODIS) are Department of Energy (DOE) data base systems that aid DOE-Headquarters and Field Offices in managing the radioactive air and liquid effluents from DOE facilities. Data on effluents released offsite are entered into EIS and data on effluents discharged onsite and retained onsite are entered into ODIS. This document

Watanabe

1988-01-01

479

Automated Thermal Vacuum Test System for Use in Environmental Testing of Flight Systems and Components.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Unusual requirements for the Pressure Distribution/Air Data System (PD/ADS) transducer thermal vacuum testing led to the development of a conductively heated and cooled, fully automated, bell-jar test system. The system has proven to be easily adaptable f...

C. S. Cleckner J. R. Knutson

1991-01-01

480

21 CFR 866.5870 - Thyroid autoantibody immunological test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-04-01

481

21 CFR 866.5870 - Thyroid autoantibody immunological test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Thyroid autoantibody immunological test system...Immunological Test Systems § 866.5870 Thyroid autoantibody immunological test system. (a) Identification. A thyroid autoantibody immunological test...

2009-04-01

482

Preoperational test report, recirculation condenser cooling systems  

SciTech Connect

This represents a preoperational test report for Recirculation Condenser Systems, Project W-030. Project W-030 provides a ventilation upgrade for the four Aging Waste Facility tanks. The four system provide condenser cooling water for vapor space cooling of tanks AY1O1, AY102, AZ1O1, AZ102. Each system consists of a valved piping loop, a pair of redundant recirculation pumps, a closed-loop evaporative cooling tower, and supporting instrumentation; equipment is located outside the farm on concrete slabs. Piping is routed to the each ventilation condenser inside the farm via below-grade concrete trenches. The tests verify correct system operation and correct indications displayed by the central Monitor and Control System.

Clifton, F.T.

1997-11-04

483

Universal framework for unmanned system penetration testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Multiple industries, from defense to medical, are increasing their use of unmanned systems. Today, many of these systems are rapidly designed, tested, and deployed without adequate security testing. To aid the quick turnaround, commercially available subsystems and embedded components are often used. These components may introduce security vulnerabilities particularly if the designers do not fully understand their functionality and limitations. There is a need for thorough testing of unmanned systems for security vulnerabilities, which includes all subsystems. Using a penetration testing framework would help find these vulnerabilities across different unmanned systems applications. The framework should encompass all of the commonly implemented subsystems including, but not limited to, wireless networks, CAN buses, passive and active sensors, positioning receivers, and data storage devices. Potential attacks and vulnerabilities can be identified by looking at the unique characteristics of these subsystems. The framework will clearly outline the attack vectors as they relate to each subsystem. If any vulnerabilities exist, a mitigation plan can be developed prior to the completion of the design phase. Additionally, if the vulnerabilities are known in advance of deployment, monitoring can be added to the design to alert operators of any attempted or successful attacks. This proposed framework will help evaluate security risks quickly and consistently to ensure new unmanned systems are ready for deployment. Verifying that a new unmanned system has passed a comprehensive security evaluation will ensure greater confidence in its operational effectiveness.

Kobezak, Philip; Abbot-McCune, Sam; Tront, Joseph; Marchany, Randy; Wicks, Alfred

2013-05-01

484

Mars Pathfinder flight system integration and test.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes the system integration and test experiences, problems and lessons learned during the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of the Mars Pathfinder flight system scheduled to land on the surface of Mars on July 4, 1997. The Mars Pathfinder spacecraft consists of three spacecraft systems: cruise stage, entry vehicle and lander. The cruise stage carries the entry and lander vehicles to Mars and is jettisoned prior to entry. The entry vehicle, including aeroshell, parachute and deceleration rockets, protects the lander during the direct entry and reduces its velocity from 7.6 to 0 km/s in stages during the 5 min entry sequence. The lander's touchdown is softened by airbags which are retracted once stopped on the surface. The lander then uprights itself, opens up fully and begins surface operations including deploying its camera and rover. This paper overviews the system design and the results of the system integration and test activities, including the entry, descent and landing subsystem elements. System test experiences including science instruments, the microrover, Sojourner, and software are discussed. The final qualification of the entry, descent and landing subsystems during this period is also discussed.

Muirhead, B. K.

485

Subsea control system undergoes qualification test  

SciTech Connect

The booming market for subsea equipment has spawned the development of new control technologies. Proper testing is required before incorporating these new systems in production applications. In early 1996, French firm ECA began a 6-month test of a lightweight subsea control system at the offshore premises of Frame Engineering in Bergen, Norway. The purpose of the 6-month experiment is to test the various components of a control system. These include the tele-operated valve (TOV), a 66-lb (30-kg) module which provides electrohydraulic control of a Christmas tree, the subsea hydro-electric pump (HPU), the electrical inductively coupled link which provides power and data transmission on a single wire cable, and the subsea mateable optical connector.

Lia, A.

1996-10-01

486

Correlator system development and flight testing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The development of an optical correlator system and flight tests to be conducted from a remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) are described. The optical processor is based on laser gyroscope construction techniques and relies on 128 X 128 reflective-mode magneto-optic spatial light modulators for both the input image and spatial filter insertion. The input image is obtained from a visible camera in the nose of the RPV. The processing system incorporates Kalman's invariant filters. The output of the correlator is through a 128 X 128 high speed CCD camera. The correlator system also includes image processing and all electronic drivers. The optical package occupies a volume less than 25 in3 while the whole processor package is less than 1 ft3 and weighs less than 40 lbs, and is ruggedized for temperature, shock, and vibration. The RPV, Eglin Air Force Base test range facilities, tower tests, telemetry, and training set acquisition are discussed.

Goldstein, Dennis H.; Augustus, Eric P.; Champigny, Norman E.; Lacey, Donald J.; Wangler, Richard J.; Karins, James P.; Ross, William E.; Kelly, Louis G.; Lucas, John R.; Mills, Stuart A.

1993-10-01

487

Liquid Metal Integrated Test System (LIMITS).  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the liquid metal integrated test system (LIMITS) at Sandia National Laboratories. This system was designed to study the flow of molten metals and salts in a vacuum as a preliminary study for flowing liquid surfaces inside of magnetic fusion reactors. The system consists of a heated furnace with attached centrifugal pump, a vacuum chamber, and a transfer chamber for storage and addition of fresh material. Diagnostics include an electromagnetic flow meter, a high temperature pressure transducer, and an electronic level meter. Many ports in the vacuum chamber allow testing the thermal behavior of the flowing liquids heated with an electron beam or study of the effect of a magnetic field on motion of the liquid. Some preliminary tests have been performed to determine the effect of a static magnetic field on stream flow from a nozzle.

McDonald, James Maurice; Troncosa, Kenneth P.; Bauer, Frederick J.; Nygren, Richard Einar; Youchison, Dennis Lee; Lutz, Thomas Joseph; Ulrickson, Michael Andrew; Tanaka, Tina Joan

2003-08-01

488

Facility requirements for hypersonic propulsion system testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Facility requirements and capabilities for hypersonic propulsion system testing are reviewed with emphasis on short-duration test facilities. Past and current hypersonic facility studies are reviewed, and some of the many problems currently associated with wing-body hypersonic aircraft and several currently operational ground-based facilities or facilities in the development stage are described. Limitations on the short-duration shock tunnel are examined, including

M. G. Dunn; J. A. Lordi; C. E. Wittliff; M. S. Holden

1991-01-01

489

Contaminated liquid drain system operability test  

SciTech Connect

This plan provides for starting and testing of the liquid waste storage, tanks with their associated instrumentation, load-out pump, piping, and newly installed remote sampling and recirculation pipe. Instrumentation and control circuits will be proven and samples will be taken to demonstrate adequate sampling. The system will be operated under direction of the test engineer to establish a more thorough understanding of its performance under various conditions.

Meloy, R.T.

1995-04-26

490

Airborne seeker evaluation and test system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Airborne Seeker Evaluation Test System (ASETS) is an airborne platform for development, test, and evaluation of air-to-ground seekers and sensors. ASETS consists of approximately 10,000 pounds of equipment, including sixteen racks of control, display, and recording electronics, and a very large stabilized airborne turret, all carried by a modified C- 130A aircraft. The turret measures 50 in. in diameter

William B. Jollie

1991-01-01

491

21 CFR 862.1445 - Lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes test system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2009-04-01 false Lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes test system...Systems § 862.1445 Lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes test system. (a) Identification. A lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes test system...