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Addendum to the Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 372: Area 20 Cabriolet/Palanquin Unit Craters Nevada National Security Site, Nevada, Revision 0

Description: This document constitutes an addendum to the Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 372: Area 20 Cabriolet/Palanquin Unit Craters, Nevada Test Site, Nevada (Revision 0), April 2011.
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Sloop, Patrick Matthews and Christy
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AFIP-4 Irradiation Summary Report

Description: The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Full size plate In center flux trap Position (AFIP) experiment AFIP-4 was designed to evaluate the performance of monolithic uranium-molybdenum (U-Mo) fuels at a scale prototypic of research reactor fuel plates. The AFIP-4 test further examine the fuel/clad interface and its behavior under extreme conditions. After irradiation, fission gas retention measurements will be performed during post irradiation (PIE)1,2. The following report summarizes the life of the AF… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Perez, Danielle M; Lillo, Misti A; Chang, Gray S.; Roth, Glenn A; Woolstenhulme, Nicolas & Wachs, Daniel M
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Air Monitoring Network at Tonopah Test Range: Network Description, Capabilities, and Analytical Results

Description: During the period April to June 2008, at the behest of the Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO); the Desert Research Institute (DRI) constructed and deployed two portable environmental monitoring stations at the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) as part of the Environmental Restoration Project Soils Activity. DRI has operated these stations since that time. A third station was deployed in the period May to September 2011. The TTR is located … more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Hartwell William T.,Daniels Jeffrey,Nikolich George,Shadel Craig,Giles Ken,Karr Lynn,Kluesner Tammy
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All Composite Data Products: National FCEV Learning Demonstration With Updates Through January 18, 2012

Description: This presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory includes all the composite data products produced to date (with updates through January 18, 2012) as part of the National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Learning Demonstration.
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.; Ainscough, C. & Saur, G.
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An Analysis of Department of Defense Instruction 8500.2 'Information Assurance (IA) Implementation.'

Description: The Department of Defense (DoD) provides its standard for information assurance in its Instruction 8500.2, dated February 6, 2003. This Instruction lists 157 'IA Controls' for nine 'baseline IA levels.' Aside from distinguishing IA Controls that call for elevated levels of 'robustness' and grouping the IA Controls into eight 'subject areas' 8500.2 does not examine the nature of this set of controls, determining, for example, which controls do not vary in robustness, how this set of controls com… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Campbell, Philip LaRoche
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Analysis of Unit-Level Changes in Operations with Increased SPP Wind from EPRI/LCG Balancing Study

Description: Wind power development in the United States is outpacing previous estimates for many regions, particularly those with good wind resources. The pace of wind power deployment may soon outstrip regional capabilities to provide transmission and integration services to achieve the most economic power system operation. Conversely, regions such as the Southeastern United States do not have good wind resources and will have difficulty meeting proposed federal Renewable Portfolio Standards with local su… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Hadley, Stanton W
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Applications of Logic Flowcharting With a Focus in Autonomous Robotic Operations

Description: This report discusses research on applications of logic flowcharting with a focus in autonomous robotic operations. This research project is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Networks, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Date: 2012
Creator: Sink, Ashley Elizabeth; Gscheidle, Karl H.; Namuduri, Kamesh; Li, Li & Sterling, Phillip
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Applications of wireless sensors in monitoring Indoor Air Quality in the classroom environment

Description: This report discusses research on applications of wireless sensors in monitoring Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in the classroom environment. The research focuses on IAQ monitoring technologies, government regulations and policies, and best practices to improve IAQ. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Date: 2012
Creator: Chamberlain, Blaine; Jordan, Georgette; Li, Xinrong; Thompson, Ruthanne; Borkar, Chirag & Mansour, Sahar
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Arundo Donax Analysis Report

Description: This is a summary report of preliminary analysis conducted on Arundo Donax. Arundo Donax was received from Greenwood Resources via Portland General Electric. PGE plans to transition a coal-fired boiler to 100% biomass by 2020, and has partnered with EPRI and INL to conduct the necessary testing and development to understand what needs to take place to make this transition. Arundo Donax is a promising energy crop for biopower, and is as yet relatively untested and uncharacterized. The INL has be… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Nichol, Corrie I. & Westover, Tyler L.
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Bringing real world applications for wireless sensor networks into the classroom: Telemetric monitoring of water quality in an artificial stream [2012]

Description: This report discusses research on aquatic sensors and telemetric monitoring of water quality in an artificial stream with the use of a wireless sensor networks (WSN) using the ZigBee protocol to remotely monitor an artificial aquatic ecosystem. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Date: 2012
Creator: Bunn, Zac; Guerrero, Jose; Wolf, Lori; Fu, Shengli; Hoeinghaus, David; Driver, Luke et al.
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CASE STUDY OF DUCT RETROFIT OF A 1985 HOME AND GUIDELINES FOR ATTIC AND CRAWL SPACE DUCT SEALING

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is fully committed to research for developing the information and capabilities necessary to provide cost-effective residential retrofits yielding 50% energy savings within the next several years. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the biggest energy end use in the residential sector, and a significant amount of energy can be wasted through leaky ductwork in unconditioned spaces such as attics and crawl spaces. A detailed duct sealing case st… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Boudreaux, Philip R; Christian, Jeffrey E & Jackson, Roderick K
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Clean Cities Tools: Tools to Help You Save Money, Use Less Petroleum, and Reduce Emissions (Brochure)

Description: Clean Cities Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) features a wide range of Web-based tools to help vehicle fleets and individual consumers reduce their petroleum use. This brochure lists and describes Clean Cities online tools related to vehicles, alternative fueling stations, electric vehicle charging stations, fuel conservation, emissions reduction, fuel economy, and more.
Date: January 1, 2012
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CO2-based mixtures as working fluids for geothermal turbines.

Description: Sandia National Laboratories is investigating advanced Brayton cycles using supercritical working fluids for application to a variety of heat sources, including geothermal, solar, fossil, and nuclear power. This work is centered on the supercritical CO{sub 2} (S-CO{sub 2}) power conversion cycle, which has the potential for high efficiency in the temperature range of interest for these heat sources and is very compact-a feature likely to reduce capital costs. One promising approach is the use o… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Wright, Steven Alan; Conboy, Thomas M. & Ames, David E.
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A comparison and benchmark of two electron cloud packages

Description: We present results from precision simulations of the electron cloud (EC) problem in the Fermilab Main Injector using two distinct codes. These two codes are (i)POSINST, a F90 2D+ code, and (ii)VORPAL, a 2D/3D electrostatic and electromagnetic code used for self-consistent simulations of plasma and particle beam problems. A specific benchmark has been designed to demonstrate the strengths of both codes that are relevant to the EC problem in the Main Injector. As differences between results obtai… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Lebrun, Paul L.G.; Amundson, James F.; Spentzouris, Panagiotis G.; /Fermilab; Veitzer, Seth A. & /Tech-X, Boulder
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Comparison of Triton SODAR Data to Meteorological Tower Wind Measurement Data in Hebei Province, China

Description: With the increased interest in remote sensing of wind information in recent years, it is important to determine the reliability and accuracy of new wind measurement technologies if they are to replace or supplement conventional tower-based measurements. In view of this, HydroChina Corporation and the United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted a comparative test near a wind farm in Hebei Province, China. We present the results of an analysis characterizing the measuremen… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Yuechun, Y.; Jixue, W.; Hongfang, W.; Guimin, L.; Bolin, Y.; Scott, G. et al.
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Complex Adaptive Systems of Systems (CASoS) engineering and foundations for global design.

Description: Complex Adaptive Systems of Systems, or CASoS, are vastly complex ecological, sociological, economic and/or technical systems which must be recognized and reckoned with to design a secure future for the nation and the world. Design within CASoS requires the fostering of a new discipline, CASoS Engineering, and the building of capability to support it. Towards this primary objective, we created the Phoenix Pilot as a crucible from which systemization of the new discipline could emerge. Using a w… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Brodsky, Nancy S.; Finley, Patrick D.; Beyeler, Walter Eugene; Brown, Theresa Jean; Linebarger, John Michael; Moore, Thomas W. et al.
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Controlling intake of uranium in the workplace: Applications of biokinetic modeling and occupational monitoring data

Description: This report provides methods for interpreting and applying occupational uranium monitoring data. The methods are based on current international radiation protection guidance, current information on the chemical toxicity of uranium, and best available biokinetic models for uranium. Emphasis is on air monitoring data and three types of bioassay data: the concentration of uranium in urine; the concentration of uranium in feces; and the externally measured content of uranium in the chest. Primary R… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Leggett, Richard Wayne; Eckerman, Keith F; McGinn, Wilson & Meck, Dr. Robert A.
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A cooperative control algorithm for camera based observational systems.

Description: Over the last several years, there has been considerable growth in camera based observation systems for a variety of safety, scientific, and recreational applications. In order to improve the effectiveness of these systems, we frequently desire the ability to increase the number of observed objects, but solving this problem is not as simple as adding more cameras. Quite often, there are economic or physical restrictions that prevent us from adding additional cameras to the system. As a result, … more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Young, Joseph G.
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Data Collection for Current U.S. Wind Energy Projects: Component Costs, Financing, Operations, and Maintenance; January 2011 - September 2011

Description: DNV Renewables (USA) Inc. (DNV) used an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Cost Model to evaluate ten distinct cost scenarios encountered under variations in wind turbine component failure rates. The analysis considers: (1) a Reference Scenario using the default part failure rates within the O&M Cost Model, (2) High Failure Rate Scenarios that increase the failure rates of three major components (blades, gearboxes, and generators) individually, (3) 100% Replacement Scenarios that model fu… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Martin-Tretton, M.; Reha, M.; Drunsic, M. & Keim, M.
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Demand response pilot event conducted August 2,2011 : summary report.

Description: Energy management in a commercial facility can be segregated into two areas: energy efficiency and demand response (DR). Energy efficiency focuses on steady-state load minimization. Demand response reduces load for event driven periods during the peak load. Demand-response-driven changes in electricity use are designed to be short-term in nature, centered on critical hours during the day when demand is high or when the electricity supplier's reserve margins are low. Due to the recent Federal En… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Lincoln, Donald & Evans, Christoper
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Determining the significance of associations between two series of discrete events : bootstrap methods /

Description: We review and develop techniques to determine associations between series of discrete events. The bootstrap, a nonparametric statistical method, allows the determination of the significance of associations with minimal assumptions about the underlying processes. We find the key requirement for this method: one of the series must be widely spaced in time to guarantee the theoretical applicability of the bootstrap. If this condition is met, the calculated significance passes a reasonableness test… more
Date: January 1, 2012
Creator: Niehof, Jonathan T. & Morley, Steven K.
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