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Uncertainty Of Stereo Piv Calibration And Self-Calibration, Braydon J. Williams 2017 Utah State University

Uncertainty Of Stereo Piv Calibration And Self-Calibration, Braydon J. Williams

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Particle image velocimetry (PIV) is a widely used fluid measurement technique. Three dimensional PIV data or stereo PIV is acquired using two cameras. Stereo cameras are calibrated from camera coordinates, pixels, to real world units such as millimeters using calibration models. Stereo calibration is fundamental to the accuracy of a PIV measurement. In this thesis, the accuracy of the stereo calibration is assessed. The mean error of stereo calibration was found to be 0.23%.


Balancing The Navigational Safety, Efficiency & Financial Aspects Of Oreis, Raza Ali Mehdi 2017 World Maritime University

Balancing The Navigational Safety, Efficiency & Financial Aspects Of Oreis, Raza Ali Mehdi

MARENER 2017

The increasing number and sizes of offshore renewable energy installations (OREIs), combined with the ambitious plans for future developments in the sector, portray a bleak outlook for ‘traditional’ maritime and marine players: if the current plans for OREIs are realized, sea-space will become increasingly restricted for activities such as shipping.

Sustained growth of both OREIs and shipping may thus lead to situations where certain risk control options (RCOs) need to be adapted in order to maintain safety – despite the fact that such measures themselves may be counter-productive in terms of energy efficiency or financial sustainability. This leads to the question ...


See The Bigger Picture: A True Systems Approach To Healthcare, Brian J. Galli 2017 Long Island University

See The Bigger Picture: A True Systems Approach To Healthcare, Brian J. Galli

Faculty of Computer Science/Management Engineering Publications

“Healthcare” is typically related directly to patient care, hospitals, and ambulatory services, but it is important to see that healthcare is beyond just the delivery of care in hospitals or ambulatory services. A more accurate systems approach to views the world of healthcare as one that involves several stakeholders, including: healthcare delivery (patient care in hospitals and ambulatory services), regulatory agencies, health insurance/health plan organizations, medical device design and manufacturers, pharmaceuticals, society, government (all levels), and healthcare reform organizations. All of these stakeholders relate to each other in many levels and impact our healthcare system.

This paper will cover ...


Abstract Template Resrb 2017, Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2016 Wroclaw University of Technology

Abstract Template Resrb 2017, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

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Order Form Resrb 2017, Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2016 Wroclaw University of Technology

Order Form Resrb 2017, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

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C.V., Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2016 Wroclaw University of Technology

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Effects Of Transportation Hazards On High Barrier Flexible Packaging Films, Kyle Dunno 2016 Sealed Air Corporation

Effects Of Transportation Hazards On High Barrier Flexible Packaging Films, Kyle Dunno

Journal of Applied Packaging Research

Two flexible food packaging barrier material film structures were employed for this research study to evaluate the effects of over-the-road truck transport. The films containing different barrier materials, ethylene-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) or aluminum oxide (AlOx), were selected based on their abundant use within the flexible food packaging arena. Pouches were formed and filled with tomato paste before being thermally processed then palletized for shipment. Pouches were shipped over-the-road via truck transport a distance of 2,500 miles. After transport, the oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of the pouches located on the bottom and top layers of the palletized loads were obtained ...


Measuring The Effectiveness Of Team-Based Learning Outcomes In A Human Factors Course, Michael Dorneich, Sarah Bickelhaupt, Cassandra Dorius, Georgeanne Artz, Holly Bender, Laura Bestler, Beth Caissie, Sandra Gahn, Keri Jacobs, Monica Lamm, Lisa Orgler, Jane Rongerude, Ann Smiley-Oyen, Richard Stone 2016 Iowa State University

Measuring The Effectiveness Of Team-Based Learning Outcomes In A Human Factors Course, Michael Dorneich, Sarah Bickelhaupt, Cassandra Dorius, Georgeanne Artz, Holly Bender, Laura Bestler, Beth Caissie, Sandra Gahn, Keri Jacobs, Monica Lamm, Lisa Orgler, Jane Rongerude, Ann Smiley-Oyen, Richard Stone

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

This paper will describe a synopsis of the development and application of a survey instrument to assess team skills and professional development outcomes of Team-Based Learning (TBL) in a human factors course. TBL is an advancing teaching pedagogy that shifts instruction from a traditional lecture-based teaching paradigm to a structured learning sequence that includes individual student preparation outside of class followed by active, in-class problem solving exercises completed by student learning teams. As an evolving teaching method, TBL appears to be producing new empirical learning outcomes in areas that have only preliminarily been explored. Traditionally, the effectiveness of TBL has ...


Measuring The Effectiveness Of Team-Based Learning Outcomes In A Human Factors Course, Michael C. Dorneich, Sarah E. Bickelhaupt, Cassandra Dorius, Georgeanne M. Artz, Holly Bender, Laura Bestler, Beth Caissie, Sandra W. Gahn, Keri L. Jacobs, Monica H. Lamm, Lisa Orgler, Jane M. Rongerude, Ann Smiley-Oyen, Richard T. Stone 2016 Iowa State University

Measuring The Effectiveness Of Team-Based Learning Outcomes In A Human Factors Course, Michael C. Dorneich, Sarah E. Bickelhaupt, Cassandra Dorius, Georgeanne M. Artz, Holly Bender, Laura Bestler, Beth Caissie, Sandra W. Gahn, Keri L. Jacobs, Monica H. Lamm, Lisa Orgler, Jane M. Rongerude, Ann Smiley-Oyen, Richard T. Stone

Richard T. Stone

This paper will describe a synopsis of the development and application of a survey instrument to assess team skills and professional development outcomes of Team-Based Learning (TBL) in a human factors course. TBL is an advancing teaching pedagogy that shifts instruction from a traditional lecture-based teaching paradigm to a structured learning sequence that includes individual student preparation outside of class followed by active, in-class problem solving exercises completed by student learning teams. As an evolving teaching method, TBL appears to be producing new empirical learning outcomes in areas that have only preliminarily been explored. Traditionally, the effectiveness of TBL has ...


Scatterometry Of 50 Nm Half Pitch Features, ruichao zhu 2016 university of new mexico

Scatterometry Of 50 Nm Half Pitch Features, Ruichao Zhu

Optical Science and Engineering ETDs

Metrology technologies are an essential adjunct to Integrated Circuit (I.C.) Semiconductor manufacturing. Scatterometry, an optical metrology, was chosen to measure 50 nm half pitch feature structures. A bread-board scatterometry system has been assembled to provide a non-contact, non-destructive, accurate and flexible measurement. A real-time, on-line scatterometry system has also been demonstrated and proven to provide a high throughput measurement.

Three different types of samples have been measured using the scatterometry setup. The wire-grid polarizer (WGP) sample has been made by Jet and Flash Nanoimprint Lithography with ~100 nm pitch and ~50 nm wide ~200 nm tall Al gratings on ...


Investigation Of Subjective Perception & Objective Metrics Of Acoustic Room Diffusion, Jay Michael Bliefnick 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Investigation Of Subjective Perception & Objective Metrics Of Acoustic Room Diffusion, Jay Michael Bliefnick

Architectural Engineering -- Dissertations and Student Research

While a variety of assessment methodologies have been proposed to quantify acoustic diffusivity within rooms, a link between these and the perception of diffusion has not been fully established. This study investigated various ways of analyzing diffusion, through both human perception and objective metrics. Numerous impulse response measurements were collected from a physical acoustics testing facility designed for diffusion research. This space featured reversible absorptive/diffusive/reflective wall panels, which allowed numerous testing configurations. One such setup investigated how changing the diffusivity of an isolated wall surface impacted diffusive room conditions. Alternatively, the effects diffuser configurations had on diffusive room ...


Using Photogrammetry To Document, Analyze, And Reverse-Engineer Grave Markers, Robert Z. Selden Jr. 2016 Center for Regional Heritage Research, Stephen F. Austin State University

Using Photogrammetry To Document, Analyze, And Reverse-Engineer Grave Markers, Robert Z. Selden Jr.

Robert Z. Selden Jr.

There are a wide range of applications for three-dimensional (3D) data in archaeology, and a diverse array of methods for collecting and analyzing those data. In this article, free 3D photogrammetry software (Autodesk 123D Catch) is used to document a series of grave markers. The data are subsequently exported to Geomagic Design X to demonstrate and briefly discuss the various potential analyses that might be used to illustrate the effects of preservation treatments and marker degradation through time. Further, one marker is reverse-engineered, illustrating the capacity of 3D modeling to expedite the process of design, should elements warrant replacement. Additional ...


A Measurement System For Science And Engineering Research Center Performance Evaluation, Elizabeth Carole Gibson 2016 Portland State University

A Measurement System For Science And Engineering Research Center Performance Evaluation, Elizabeth Carole Gibson

Dissertations and Theses

This research provides performance metrics for cooperative research centers that enhance translational research formed by the partnership of government, industry and academia. Centers are part of complex ecosystems that vary greatly in the type of science conducted, organizational structures and expected outcomes. The ability to realize their objectives depends on transparent measurement systems to assist in decision making in research translation.

A generalizable, hierarchical decision model that uses both quantitative and qualitative metrics is developed based upon program goals. Mission-oriented metrics are used to compare the effectiveness of the cooperative research centers through case studies.

The US National Science Foundation ...


High Power Optically Pumped Semiconductor Lasers For Sodium Guidestar Applications, Shawn W. Hackett 2016 University of New Mexico

High Power Optically Pumped Semiconductor Lasers For Sodium Guidestar Applications, Shawn W. Hackett

Optical Science and Engineering ETDs

Optically pumped semiconductor lasers (OPSLs) are shown to provide a much more compact and less expensive source for illumination of the sodium layer of the mesosphere for use as a sodium laser guidestar via single and two photon excitation schemes. This represents a revolution in laser guidestar technology as the cost, size, and power requirements for a laser guidestar system are shown to have been decreased by an order of magnitude with guidestar performance shown to be similar to previous sources. Sodium laser guidestar sources for broadband simultaneous illumination of multiple lines are developed and simulated. Simulations are then compared ...


Collecting, Preparing, And Synthesizing Well Log Data For Subsurface Mapping: Example From The Bakken Formation, Asel Sherimkulova 2016 Montana Tech

Collecting, Preparing, And Synthesizing Well Log Data For Subsurface Mapping: Example From The Bakken Formation, Asel Sherimkulova

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

Late Devonian and Early Mississippian Bakken Formation consists of three distinct members: the upper shale, middle, and lower shale. The upper and lower shales are excellent source rocks, rich in organic content. The organic material in the shales was derived from planktonic algae. Both the upper and lower shales were deposited during a transgressive event in hypoxic to anoxic conditions. The original total organic carbon content in the Bakken shales ranges from 20 to 22 weight percent, however; the content decreases to 10 to 17 weight percent as a result of maturation of hydrocarbons and primary expelling of oil. High ...


Distributed Fiber-Optic Temperature Sensor Validations Using Field Deployments In The Flooded Orphan Boy Mine Shaft In Butte, Mt, Elliott Mazur 2016 Montana Tech

Distributed Fiber-Optic Temperature Sensor Validations Using Field Deployments In The Flooded Orphan Boy Mine Shaft In Butte, Mt, Elliott Mazur

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

The process of sensor validation through experimentation with the Omnisens Distributed Temperature and Strain (DITEST) Brillouin Optical Time Domain Analyzer (BOTDA) proved to be a challenging project. The project encompassed sensor calibrations, system error minimization, sensor network design and deployment, and the characterization of temperatures in the Orphan Boy Mine shaft. Fiber-optic cable sensor calibrations yielded linear relationship coefficients 0.6-1.0MHZ/°F, indicating a strong positive correlation between Brillouin Frequency Shifts and temperature. Calibrated sensors demonstrated accuracies near ±0.8°F using the corrected error bounds from residual analyses as the benchmark. Fiber-optic measurement accuracy and repeatability were controlled ...


Construction Professional Service Firm Management: A Longitudinal Study Of Strategic Planning In Irish Quantity Surveying Practices, Roisin Murphy 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Construction Professional Service Firm Management: A Longitudinal Study Of Strategic Planning In Irish Quantity Surveying Practices, Roisin Murphy

Conference papers

This paper reports on the ongoing investigation of strategic planning in Irish Quantity Surveying practices. The construction industry in Ireland has undergone a period of significant change in the last five years fuelling a shift in focus from tactical to strategic planning in professional service firms operating within the sector. A previous paper identified the type, scope and extent of strategic planning within Quantity Surveying (QS) practices in Ireland in the years up to and during the economic downturn. The current paper expands on the previous research by identifying changes in approach to strategic management within these professional service firms ...


An Evaluation Of Cognitive Skill Degradation In Information Automation, Katherine Volz, Euijung Yang, Rachel Dudley, Elizabeth Lynch, Maria Dropps, Michael Dorneich 2016 Iowa State University

An Evaluation Of Cognitive Skill Degradation In Information Automation, Katherine Volz, Euijung Yang, Rachel Dudley, Elizabeth Lynch, Maria Dropps, Michael Dorneich

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

The purpose of this research is to investigate long term effects of cognitive skill degradation through theuse of automation. Even though advanced studies have looked into information automation (IA) in aviation,the amount of empirical data on the effects of these systems on the retention of cognitive skills is lessdeeply examined. Measurement and analysis of the effects of IA on cognitive performance is an importantfirst step in understanding cognitive skill degradation, which should be considered during the design ofthese systems. The use of an automation aid is expected to result in a high level of performance degradationover time. Participants were ...


Developing Game-Based Learning Requirements To Increase Female Middle School Students Interest In Computer Science, Desmond Bonner, Michael Dorneich 2016 Iowa State University

Developing Game-Based Learning Requirements To Increase Female Middle School Students Interest In Computer Science, Desmond Bonner, Michael Dorneich

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

This paper presents work on the development of a Game-Based Learning (GBL) application’s requirements for female middle school students which teaches fundamental concepts of programming. Currently, there are not enough students who desire to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) career fields. Additionally, female are underrepresented in STEM fields, and increased female participation may help partially address this gap. GBL was used to encourage middle school student interest in STEM by allowing them to practice computer science concepts in engaging contexts outside the classroom. The game Sorceress of Seasons was built to teach fundamental programming concepts, and was ...


A Process For Evaluating The Gender And Professionalism Of Web Design Elements, Jacklin Stonewall, Michael Dorneich 2016 Iowa State University

A Process For Evaluating The Gender And Professionalism Of Web Design Elements, Jacklin Stonewall, Michael Dorneich

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

This work lays the foundation for creating gender neutral web design guidelines by determining the following: the gendering of web design element examples (including whether some examples are distinctly masculine or feminine), the perceived professionalism of design elements, and whether there is an interaction between gender and professionalism. Designing for a particular gender is common in both product and web design, but in many situations is exclusionary. In the study, participants rated a series of graphical element examples in six categories: Font, Color, Image, Shape, Texture and Mixed Elements. Participants rated each element on their femininity, masculinity and professionalism. Some ...


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