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Research On Development And Application Of Simulated Night Vision Enhancement Systems, Linzhen Nie Northeastern University
Research On Development And Application Of Simulated Night Vision Enhancement Systems, Linzhen Nie
Mechanical Engineering Dissertations
Poor visibility due to darkness is believed to be one of the main causes for the high rate of night driving accidents.
Night vision enhancement systems (NVESs) have been developed to improve visibility at night through supplementing drivers' direct vision with additional information shown on a display, rather than replacing drivers' direct vision. Existing studies have shown that NVESs may increase recognition distance, but may also increase drivers' mental and visual distraction (eyes-off-road). Each scan of the display of the night vision enhancement system involves some visual and mental cost to the driver. Automatic pedestrian warnings (APWs) have been integrated ...
Compliance In The Ether: Cloud Computing, Data Security And Business Regulation, J. Nicholas Hoover University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Compliance In The Ether: Cloud Computing, Data Security And Business Regulation, J. Nicholas Hoover
Journal of Business & Technology Law
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Astaxanthin: A Comparative Case Of Synthetic Vs. Natural Production, Khoa Dang Nguyen University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Astaxanthin: A Comparative Case Of Synthetic Vs. Natural Production, Khoa Dang Nguyen
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Publications and Other Works
Astaxanthin, the “king of carotenoids” has been widely used as an animal feed additive for several decades, mainly in the aquaculture industry. Recent studies have led to its emergence as a potent antioxidant available for human consumption. Traditionally it has been chemically synthesized, but the recent market interest has generated interests in producing it naturally via yeast (Phaffia rhodozyma) fermentation, or algal (Haematococcus pluvialis) induction. This work aims to compare these production processes and their impact on the economical, environmental, and societal scale. We also look at the attempts of increasing production yields by altering various parameters during all three ...
The People Dimension In Logistics And Supply Chain Management – Its Role And Importance, Edward Sweeney Dublin Institute of Technology
The People Dimension In Logistics And Supply Chain Management – Its Role And Importance, Edward Sweeney
It is widely recognised that the effective application of logistics and supply chain management (SCM) has a vital role to play in European economic recovery. Experience suggests that success in achieving higher levels of supply chain integration (SCI) depends on both physical and technical components (the hard-wiring), as well as human and behavioural components (the soft-wiring). There is significant evidence that the latter has been largely neglected by the logistics and SCM community. Furthermore, it appears that the majority of supply chain improvement initiatives by practitioners have been primarily concerned with technological, structural and process issues. This chapter argues that ...
East Tennessee Children's Hospital Lean, Eddie D. Eatherly, Catherine Julson, Kelsey Tjader, Jack Smodic, Lanier Loftin University of Tennessee, Knoxville
East Tennessee Children's Hospital Lean, Eddie D. Eatherly, Catherine Julson, Kelsey Tjader, Jack Smodic, Lanier Loftin
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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Participatory Development Of Ergonomic Design-For-Fixture Guidelines - A Case Study, Judy Village, Michael Greig, Patrick Neumann Ryerson University
Participatory Development Of Ergonomic Design-For-Fixture Guidelines - A Case Study, Judy Village, Michael Greig, Patrick Neumann
Industrial Engineering Publications and Research
This paper describes one initiative in a 3-collaboration between RIM and Ryerson University, the goal of which is to integrate human factors (HF) considerations early in design of assembly production lines. The RIM-Ryerson steering group suggested this initiative because the engineering group was formalizing their fixture development process with the goal of improving the quality and timeline for design. To incorporate HF into design, research has suggested that the combination of a few specific HF design criteria and active involvement of HF specialists are both critical for positive outcomes. In this initiative, Ergonomists analyzed current fixtures for ergonomics-related concerns. These ...
Gaining Support For Human Factors In An Engineering Design Culture, Judy Village, Shane Dixon Ryerson University
Gaining Support For Human Factors In An Engineering Design Culture, Judy Village, Shane Dixon
Industrial Engineering Publications and Research
Background and Objectives:
This paper reports qualitative findings from the first year of a three-year collaborative action research project with a large electronics manufacturer. The goal is to help the organization increase their HF capabilities within their engineering design processes. Our goal, through first-hand observation and participation, is to increase understanding of the facilitators and barriers of HF integration.
Approximately 400 hours were spent on site and 79 interviews and meetings were conducted, either in person or by telephone. Field notes documenting details of events and researcher impressions were recorded in NVivo software. At the end of the first ...
Supply Chain "Mega-Trends": Current Status And Future Trends, Edward Sweeney Dublin Institute of Technology
Supply Chain "Mega-Trends": Current Status And Future Trends, Edward Sweeney
The supply chain management (SCM) concept has become embedded in the thinking of many organisations in recent years. Originally introduced by management consultants in the early 1980s, SCM has a strong focus on integration of processes across functions within firms, as well as between the organisations that comprise the wider extended enterprise. There is a significant body of research to support the notion that the consistent delivery of value to customers is predicated on higher levels of intra-firm and inter-firm integration. Putting the supply chain integration (SCI) concept into practice is critically dependent on the ability of firms to manage ...
Hybrid Agent Based Simulation With Adaptive Learning Of Travel Mode Choices For University Commuters, Nagesh Shukla, Albert Munoz, Jun Ma, Nam Huynh University of Wollongong
Hybrid Agent Based Simulation With Adaptive Learning Of Travel Mode Choices For University Commuters, Nagesh Shukla, Albert Munoz, Jun Ma, Nam Huynh
This paper presents a methodology for developing a hybrid agent-based micro-simulation model to capture the impacts of commuter travel mode choices on a University campus transport network. The proposed methodology involves: (i) developing realistic population of commuter agents (students and staff); (ii) assigning activity lists and travel mode choices to agents using machine learning method; and, (iii) traffic micro-simulation of the study area transport network. This furthers the understanding of current transport modal distributions, factors affecting the travel mode choice decisions, and, network performance through a number of hypothetical travel scenarios.
The Evaluation Of Software Quality, Dhananjay Gade University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The Evaluation Of Software Quality, Dhananjay Gade
Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Dissertations and Student Research
Software Quality comprises all characteristics and significant features of a product or an activity which relate to the satisfaction of given requirements. The totality of characteristics of a software product depends upon its ability to satisfy given needs: for example (a) the degree to which software possesses a desired attribute or combination of attributes. (b) The degree to which a customer or user perceives that software meets their expectations, (c) the characteristics of software that determine the degree to which the software in use will meet the customer expectation. This study has three objectives. The first objective is to identify ...
Engineering Technology Management Graduate Student Online Learning Preferences, Mark Doggett Western Kentucky University
Engineering Technology Management Graduate Student Online Learning Preferences, Mark Doggett
As online graduate programs continue to grow, so does the availability of learning media and delivery tools. Faculty and students are increasingly using web-based means of communication such as blogs, wikis, discussion boards, and collaborative tools in addition to assigning traditional readings, lecture notes, homework, writing exercises, and examinations. There have always been multiple choices available to instructors for the delivery of content and the assessment of learning, but now there are more varieties of instructional technologies from which to choose. Given the choice, are there certain online approaches that engineering technology management graduate students prefer? Qualitative and quantitative data ...
A New Versatile Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometer For Vibration Measurements, Viswanath Bavigadda (Thesis) Dublin Institute of Technology
A New Versatile Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometer For Vibration Measurements, Viswanath Bavigadda (Thesis)
Electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI) has been widely used for vibration amplitude and phase measurements. Conventional ESPI systems are bulk and expensive and need careful alignment of all the optical components which is a time consuming task. To overcome these problems alternative compact ESPI systems were developed using fibre-optical components or holographic optical elements (HOEs). The fibre-optic based ESPI systems suffer from random phase fluctuations induced by environmental temperature changes. Hence HOEs can be used as more powerful alternative optical elements to design ESPI systems. The time average ESPI method is widely used for vibration studies. The time average method ...
Techno-Economic Feasibility Study Of Ammonia Plants Powered By Offshore Wind, Eric R. Morgan University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Techno-Economic Feasibility Study Of Ammonia Plants Powered By Offshore Wind, Eric R. Morgan
Open Access Dissertations
Ammonia production with offshore wind power has the potential to transform energy and fertilizer markets within the United States. The vast offshore wind resource can be converted directly into liquid ammonia using existing technologies. The liquid ammonia can then be transported around the country via rail, truck, barge or pipeline and used as either a fertilizer or a fuel. This thesis reviews the technologies required for all-electric, wind-powered ammonia production and offers a simple design of such a system. Cost models based on the physical equipment necessary to produce ammonia with wind power are developed; offshore wind farm cost models ...
Container Handling Algorithms And Outbound Heavy Truck Movement Modeling For Seaport Container Transshipment Terminals, Mazen I. Hussein University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Container Handling Algorithms And Outbound Heavy Truck Movement Modeling For Seaport Container Transshipment Terminals, Mazen I. Hussein
Theses and Dissertations
This research is divided into four main parts. The first part considers the basic block relocation problem (BRP) in which a set of shipping containers is retrieved using the minimum number of moves by a single gantry crane that handles cargo in the storage area in a container terminal. For this purpose a new algorithm called the look ahead algorithm has been created and tested. The look ahead algorithm is applicable under limited and unlimited stacking height conditions. The look ahead algorithm is compared to the existing algorithms in the literature. The experimental results show that the look ahead algorithm ...
The Modeling, Analysis And Control Of Resilient Manufacturing Enterprises, Yao Hu University of Kentucky
The Modeling, Analysis And Control Of Resilient Manufacturing Enterprises, Yao Hu
Theses and Dissertations--Electrical and Computer Engineering
The resilience of manufacturing enterprises is an important research topic, since disruptions have severe effects on the normal operation of manufacturing enterprises, especially as manufacturing supply chains become global. Although many case studies have been carried out to address resilience in organizations, a systematic method to model and analyze the resilience dynamics in manufacturing enterprises is not well developed. This study is intended to conduct research on quantitative analysis and control for resilience.
After reviewing the literature addressing resilience, a modeling framework is presented to characterize the resilience of a manufacturing enterprise responding to disruptive events, which includes inventory ow ...
Emerging Capability Or Continuous Challenge? Relocating Knowledge Work And Managing Process Interfaces, Stephan Manning, Thomas Hutzschenreuter, Alexander Strathmann University of Massachusetts Boston
Emerging Capability Or Continuous Challenge? Relocating Knowledge Work And Managing Process Interfaces, Stephan Manning, Thomas Hutzschenreuter, Alexander Strathmann
Management and Marketing Faculty Publication Series
This study examines interface management as a dynamic organizational capability supporting an increasing global distribution of knowledge work, based on an in-depth case of an automotive supplier. We show how local responses to experiences of task and interface ambiguity following the relocation of R&D processes may lead to a shift of organizational attention from ex-ante process design to continuous process and interface management. Findings suggest that flexible interface manager positions and partnership structures across locations facilitate local experimentation with effective transfer and handling of ambiguous and partially tacit tasks. This enhances the firm’s capacity to distribute an increasing ...
Sustainable Purchasing Practices: An Investigation Into Current Industry Awareness And Practice, Frank Palisi, Kathryne Newton, Edward Sweeney Dublin Institute of Technology
Sustainable Purchasing Practices: An Investigation Into Current Industry Awareness And Practice, Frank Palisi, Kathryne Newton, Edward Sweeney
This research study illustrates the importance of sustainable purchasing practices for organizations in the U.S. distribution industry and answers several important questions: what is the current awareness of U.S. organizations regarding sustainable purchasing practices; to what extent are U.S. organizations evaluating, selecting, and retaining suppliers based upon sustainable purchasing practices; and to what extent are sustainable purchasing practices being implemented by the U.S. organizations under study? With an ever increasing global economy, is it critically important for organizations to put in place sustainability practices; the biggest impact organizations can make is often in an organization’s ...
Multi-Citeria Framework For An Emergency Department In An Irish Hospital, Waleed Abo-Hamad, Amr Arisha Dublin Institute of Technology
Multi-Citeria Framework For An Emergency Department In An Irish Hospital, Waleed Abo-Hamad, Amr Arisha
Health research is one of these priorities in every economy and through this research an emphasis will be put on translational research in the context of more sustainable and efficient healthcare system (translation of operations management practices to clinical applications). Healthcare systems in general and Emergency Departments in particular around the world are facing enormous challenges in meeting the increasingly conflicting objectives of providing wide accessibility and efficiency while delivering high quality and prompt services. The proposed framework integrates simulation modeling, balanced scorecard, and multi-criteria decision analysis aiming to provide a decision support system to emergency department managers. Simulation outputs ...
Capacity Planning For Elderly Care In Ireland Using Simluation Modeling, Mohamed Ragab, Waleed Abo-Hamad, Amr Arisha Dublin Institute of Technology
Capacity Planning For Elderly Care In Ireland Using Simluation Modeling, Mohamed Ragab, Waleed Abo-Hamad, Amr Arisha
Global population aging is creating an immense pressure on healthcare facilities making them unable to cope with the growing demand for elderly healthcare services. Current demand-supply gaps result in prolonged waiting times for patients and substantial cost burdens for healthcare systems due to delayed discharges. This paper describes a project aimed at presenting modeling and simulation to address elderly care pathways within the Irish healthcare sector. The management of frail patients admitted to acute hospitals and the introduction of the new intermediate care beds are alternative interventions that healthcare executives are interested in simulating to examine their impact on the ...
A Simulation-Based Decision Support System To Model Complex Demand Driven Heathcare Facilities, Amr Arisha, Michael Thorwarth Dublin Institute of Technology
A Simulation-Based Decision Support System To Model Complex Demand Driven Heathcare Facilities, Amr Arisha, Michael Thorwarth
Simulating healthcare processes is a sophisticated endeavor. Treatment processes and patient arrival patterns differ significantly in their statistical attributes and implicate a high degree of variability. In addition, there are several types of interconnected processes of medical staff involved that accompany a patient’s journey through the healthcare facility. Replicating this behavior with process flow models in a discrete event simulation model is highly complex and therefore difficult to create while maintaining a high degree of precision. A framework is thus introduced which delivers an algorithm that allows to implement Multiple Participant Pathway Modeling (MPPM) under the consideration of Flexible ...
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Analysis Of An Economic Order Quantity And Reorder Point Inventory Control Model For Company Xyz, Daniel Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez
Why Divide By (N-1) For Sample Standard Deviation?, Paul Savory
How Do You Interpret A Confidence Interval?, Paul Savory
Details And Description Of Industrial Engineering, Paul Savory
Layout And Procedure Re-Design Of Dcpp Receiving Warehouse, Nicole Riegel
Rubric For Presentation Evaluation, Paul Savory
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