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Improving tag/seal technologies: the vulnerability assessment component

Description: The Department of Energy (DOE), specifically the Office of Nonproliferation and National Security, has sponsored the development of numerous tag and seal technologies for high-security/high-valued applications. One important component in this technology development effort has been the continuous integration of vulnerability assessments. The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) has been the lead laboratory for vulnerability assessments of fiber-optic-based tag/seal technologies. This paper presents a brief historical overview and the current status of the DOE high-security tag/seal development program and discusses INEL`s adversarial role and assessment philosophy. Verification testing criteria used to define ``successful`` tampering attempts/attacks are discussed. Finally, the advantages of integrating a vulnerability assessment into the development of commercial security tag/seals are presented.
Date: February 1, 1996
Creator: Jones, J.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compatibility Grab Sampling and Analysis Plan

Description: This document details the plan which serves as the contractual agreement between the Characterization Program, Sampling Operations, and WHC 222-S Laboratory. The scope of this plan is to provide guidance for the sampling and analysis of samples for waste compatibility purposes.
Date: September 1, 1995
Creator: Jones, J.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OUT Success Stories: Biomass Gasifiers

Description: The world's first demonstration of an efficient, low-pressure biomass gasifier capable of producing a high-quality fuel is now operating in Vermont. The gasifier converts 200 tons of solid biomass per day into a clean-burning gas with a high energy content for electricity generation.
Date: August 31, 2000
Creator: Jones, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OUT Success Stories: Power Towers

Description: Power towers convert the thermal energy of the sun to electricity. They are large-scale power plants producing clean energy and suited for operation in sunny, semi-arid regions of the world.
Date: August 31, 2000
Creator: Jones, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OUT Success Stories: Solar Trough Power Plants

Description: The Solar Electric Generating System (SEGS) plants use parabolic-trough solar collectors to capture the sun's energy and convert it to heat. The SEGS plants range in capacity from 13.8 to 80 MW, and they were constructed to meet Southern California Edison Company's periods of peak power demand.
Date: August 5, 2000
Creator: Jones, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Biomass cofiring: A renewable alternative for utilities and their customers

Description: Cofiring biomass with coal has environmental advantages, including reducing greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and acid rain precursors such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Over the last decade, electric utilities across the country have implemented biomass cofiring in demonstrations and in commercial operations. As a result of this experience, information is now available on the technical and economic performance of cofiring biomass with coal.
Date: May 18, 1999
Creator: Jones, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Energy Savers: Tips for Saving Energy and Money at Home; El Ahorro de Energa: Sugerencias para ahorrar energa y dinero en el hogar

Description: The Department of Energy of the United States of America works to guarantee provisions of safe energy, reliable and economically accessible to support to one developing economy and to protect the atmosphere. These suggestions and ideas to increase the energy efficiency in their house represent simple ways in which our citizens can contribute to preserve the atmosphere at world-wide level, to reduce the level of contamination of the air and to reserve our natural resources for future generations. [Spanish] El Departamento de Energa de los Estados Unidos de America trabaja para garantizar suministros de energa seguros, confiables y econmicamente accesibles para apoyar a una economa en desarrollo y proteger el medio ambiente. Estas sugerencias e ideas para aumentar la eficiencia energetica en su casa representan maneras sencillas en que nuestros ciudadanos pueden contribuir a preservar el medio ambiente a nivel mundial, a reducir el nivel de contaminacin del aire y a reservar nuestros recursos naturales para las generaciones futuras.
Date: June 1, 2000
Creator: Jones, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Detection of pulsed, bremsstrahlung-induced, prompt neutron capture gamma-rays with HPGe detector

Description: The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) is developing a novel photoneutron-based nondestructive evaluation technique which uses a pulsed, high-energy (up to 8-MeV) electron accelerator and gamma-ray spectrometry. Highly penetrating pulses of bremsstrahlung photons are produced by each pulse of electrons. Interrogating neutrons are generated by the bremsstrahlung photons interacting within a photoneutron source material. The interactions of the neutrons within a target result in the emission of elemental characteristic gamma-rays. Spectrometry is performed by analyzing the photoneutron-induced prompt gamma-rays acquired between accelerator pulses with a unique, high-purity germanium (HPGe) gamma-ray detection system using a modified transistor reset preamplifier. The detection system, the experimental configuration, and the accelerator operation used to characterize the detection system performance are described. Using a 6.5 MeV electron accelerator and a beryllium metal photoneutron source, gamma-ray spectra were successfully acquired for Al, Cu, polyethylene, NaC1, and depleted uranium targets as soon as 30 {mu}s after each bremsstrahlung (or x-ray) flash.
Date: August 1, 1996
Creator: Jones, J.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vitrification melter study

Description: This report presents the results of a study performed to identify the most promising vitrification melter technologies that the Department of Energy (EM-50) might pursue with available funding. The primary focus was on plasma arc systems and graphite arc melters. The study was also intended to assist EM-50 in evaluating competing technologies, formulating effective technology strategy, developing focused technology development projects, and directing the work of contractors involved in vitrification melter development.
Date: April 1, 1995
Creator: Jones, J.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of a Research and Public Service Foundation to support enhanced energy research at Alabama A and M University. Final report

Description: The most recent project thrust was enacted to advance and further strengthen institutional capacity to carry out energy related research with the eventual aim of adopting a programmatic research posture to attractive long-term, stable, multi-million dollar funding commitments. Benefits from successful project implementation include enhanced prominence, involvement and achievement in the bid for competitive research grants and contracts and the associated attraction of minority individuals to energy related disciplines and research careers. The specific objectives were: (1) to implement a semiautonomous Research and Public Service Foundation incorporating pre-award through project close-out sponsored program management, fiscal accounting and assistance to investigators; (2) to implement a sponsored programs Document Processing Center to aid in research opportunity notification, proposal development and periodic progress reporting; and (3) to continue to enhance the University`s research capability in specific energy related disciplines via development of a programmatic posture with sponsoring agencies to ensure stable long-term funding.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Jones, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Study to Determine the Status of Six-Man Football in the Public High Schools Under the Texas Interscholastic League in 1941

Description: "The purposes of the study were as follows: 1. To determine to what extent six-man football was meeting the needs of the small high school. 2. to determine trends in regard to the organization, administration, and conduct of the game in Texas. 3. To compile information that would serve those schools which are now playing six-man football, and those which are considering the adoption of the game."-- leaf 2.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Jones, J. Ross
Partner: UNT Libraries

A parallel implementation of kriging with a trend

Description: This paper describes the parallelization of the GSLIB ktb3dm code. The code is parallelized using the message passing paradigm, Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM), under a Multiple Instructions, Multiple Data (MIMD) architecture. The code performance is analyzed using different grid sizes of 5x5x1, 50x50x1, 100x100x1 and 500x500x1 with 1, 2, 4, 8 and in some cases 16 processors on the Cray T3D supercomputer. The parallelization effort focused on the main kriging do loop. The results confirm that there is a substantial benefit to be derived in terms of CPU time savings (or execution speed) by using the parallel version of the code, especially when considering larger grids. Additionally, speed-up and scalability analyses show that actual speed-up is close to theoretical, while the code scales appropriately within the 1 to 16 processor range tested. The kriging of a quarter-million grid cell system fell from over 9 CPU minutes on one Cray T3D processor to about 1.25 CPU minutes on 16 processors on the same machine.
Date: November 1, 1997
Creator: Gajraj, A.; Joubert, W. & Jones, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OUT Success Stories: Advanced Airfoils for Wind Turbines

Description: New airfoils have substantially increased the aerodynamic efficiency of wind turbines. It is clear that these new airfoils substantially increased energy output from wind turbines. Virtually all new blades built in this country today use these advanced airfoil designs.
Date: August 31, 2000
Creator: Jones, J. & Green, B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Colorado's clean energy choices

Description: The daily choices made as consumers affect the environment and the economy. Based on the state of today's technology and economics, Colorado consumers can include energy efficiency and renewable energy into many aspects of their lives. These choices include where they obtain electricity, how they use energy at home, and how they transport themselves from one place to another. In addition to outlining how they can use clean energy, Colorado's Clean Energy Choices gives consumers contacts and links to Web sites for where to get more information.
Date: April 15, 2000
Creator: Strawn, N. & Jones, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buildings for the 21st Century Newsletter, Volume 1: News You Can Use

Description: This is the first edition of the Buildings for the 21st Century newsletter which is designed for the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy stakeholders with interest in the Building Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS).
Date: June 4, 1999
Creator: Strawn, N.; Eber, K. & Jones, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Communities of the Future: Energy Programs for Livable Communities

Description: This document relates how several of the US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE/EERE) programs help communities across the nation deal with the issues of livability and sustainable growth. Highlights include background information on renewable energy technologies, some outstanding program anecdotes, and regional and Internet contact information.
Date: April 13, 1999
Creator: Jones, J. G. & Strawn, N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OUT Success Stories: Cost of Wind Energy Substantially Reduced

Description: Twenty years of government and industry collaboration have decreased wind energy costs more than sevenfold. Productivity and reliability of the turbines have increased dramatically. Millions of hours of operating experience have been recorded. The cost of energy from wind has been reduced to the point where it can begin to compete with conventional sources of electricity.
Date: August 31, 2000
Creator: Jones, J. & Green, B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OUT Success Stories: National Wind Technology Center

Description: The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is the U.S. Department of Energy's national center for wind turbine research and development. The unique wind characteristics at the NWTC provide an ideal environment for testing wind turbines in power-producing modes as well as in extreme, high-wind conditions.
Date: August 31, 2000
Creator: Jones, J. & Green, B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OUT Success Stories: Wind Turbine Development

Description: Cost-shared projects with the U.S. Department of Energy and the wind industry have produced new, commercially available turbines that generate power at low costs. Advanced wind turbine technologies will be instrumental for the United States and other countries in meeting their commitments to reduce greenhouse gases.
Date: August 31, 2000
Creator: Jones, J. & Green, B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Long-term methanol vehicle test program. Final subcontract report, 1 November 1992--1 February 1995

Description: Work was sperformed to determine effects of methanol fuel on engine performance and exhaust emissions during long-term use in a 1988 Chevrolet Corsica. Engine wear, gasket performance, fuel economy, emissions level, oil consumption, and overall vehicle performance were monitored over 22,000 miles. Baselines were established at the beginning for comparison: engine was disassembled, bearing/ring clearances and cam profiles were measured. Higher flow rate fuel injectors from AC Rochester were installed and the computer system calibrated for M100 fuel. The vehicle durability test increased oil consumption by 26% under cold-start conditions, 9% under hot start. Oil consumption under hot start was higher than under cold start by as much as 56%; effect of component temperatures on oil viscosity appears to be the cause. It is recommended that oil consumption of a gasoline-fueled vehicle be measured in order to normalize the effect of methanol operation on oil consumption, and to study the effect of steady-state and transient conditions on oil consumption.
Date: September 1, 1995
Creator: Jones, J.C. & Maxwell, T.T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Vermont Gasifier

Description: A new demonstration biomass gasifier in Burlington, Vermont, is a major advance toward biopower systems of the 21st century. The purpose of the project is to verify design and operating characteristics of this gasification technology at an intermediate size. The Vermont gasifier is rated at 200 tons of biomass per day. The demonstration will allow further scale-up to a first-of-its-kind commercial gasifier to be demonstrated in the future at an industrial or utility scale.
Date: September 28, 1998
Creator: Jones, J. & Wulf, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department