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Situation Aftermath Management System And Method, Michael C. Dorneich, Chris Hamblin, William Rogers, Stephen Whitlow 2017 Iowa State University

Situation Aftermath Management System And Method, Michael C. Dorneich, Chris Hamblin, William Rogers, Stephen Whitlow

Michael C. Dorneich

A system and method for assisting flight crew recovery in the aftermath of an unexpected event is provided. A processor is used to detect that an unexpected event has occurred in an aircraft and, in response to detecting that the unexpected event has occurred, state data are stored in memory. The processor is also used to detect that the unexpected event has been resolved and, in response to detecting that the unexpected event has been resolved, the processor retrieves the state data from the memory, generates an aftermath plan that includes prompts to guide the flight crew to complete the ...


Workload Management System And Method, Michael C. Dorneich, William Rogers, Stephen Whitlow, Chris Hamblin, Claudia Keinrath 2017 Iowa State University

Workload Management System And Method, Michael C. Dorneich, William Rogers, Stephen Whitlow, Chris Hamblin, Claudia Keinrath

Michael C. Dorneich

A system and method are provided for facilitating workload management. The system processes first sensor data to estimate the current cognitive state of a first person, and processes second sensor data to estimate the current cognitive state of a second person. Information representative of the estimates of the current cognitive states of the first person and the second person is simultaneously rendered on a display device.


Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Triage Prioritization Based On User State Assessment, Santosh Mathan, Michael C. Dorneich, Patricia M. Ververs, Stephen Whitlow 2017 Iowa State University

Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Triage Prioritization Based On User State Assessment, Santosh Mathan, Michael C. Dorneich, Patricia M. Ververs, Stephen Whitlow

Michael C. Dorneich

A method and system are provided that prioritize the output of an image triage that is based on rapid serial visual presentation. User responses and estimates of the effectiveness with which each image is likely to have been processed by a user are employed for post triage image prioritization of potential targets. Images associated with a user response, processed during optimal user states, are assigned the highest priority for post triage examination, as targets are likely. Images without a user response that are processed during optimal user states are assigned the lowest priority, as these are unlikely to contain targets ...


Multiple Two-State Classifier Output Fusion System And Method: Patent Application, Stephen Whitlow, Michael C. Dorneich 2017 Iowa State University

Multiple Two-State Classifier Output Fusion System And Method: Patent Application, Stephen Whitlow, Michael C. Dorneich

Michael C. Dorneich

A system and method for providing more than two levels of classification distinction of a user state are provided. The first and second general states of a user are sensed. The first general state is classified as either a first state or a second state, and the second general state is classified as either a third state or a fourth state. The user state of the user is then classified as one of at least three different classification states.


Ion Trap Mass Analyzer Apparatus, Methods, And Systems Utilizing One Or More Multiple Potential Ion Guide (Mpig) Electrodes, Curtiss Hanson 2017 Selected Works

Ion Trap Mass Analyzer Apparatus, Methods, And Systems Utilizing One Or More Multiple Potential Ion Guide (Mpig) Electrodes, Curtiss Hanson

Curtiss D. Hanson

In one aspect of the invention, an ion trap mass analyzer includes a variable- or multi-potential type ion guide (MPIG) assembly which has been pre-configured to produce a parabolic-type potential field. Each MPIG electrode has a resistive coating of designed characteristics. In one example the coating varies in thickness long the length of an underlying uniform substrate. The MPIG assembly can be a single MPIG electrode or an array of a plurality of MPIG electrodes. An array can facilitate delocalization for improved performance. This chemical modification of a uniform underlying substrate promotes cheaper and flexible instruments. The modified MPIG electrodes ...


Algae As A New Source Of Biofuel, John C. Staley, Moises Contreras, Austin W. Jesz, Md Yusoff Mohammad Iqbal 2017 Iowa State University

Algae As A New Source Of Biofuel, John C. Staley, Moises Contreras, Austin W. Jesz, Md Yusoff Mohammad Iqbal

Mohammad Z. Iqbal

Biofuels utilizing algae as a feedstock processes the algae’s chloroplasts to transform the plant into oil that is nearly chemically identical to crude oil. Algae can grow using only available raw materials including sunlight, carbon dioxide and nutrients from wastewater. Algae can play a major role in the treatment/utilization of major wastewater and reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. High upfront costs, outdated technology, and non-existing incentives are the main reasons algae as a feedstock is currently an unpopular choice for biofuel.


Vaccine Delivery Devices, Douglas E. Jones, Matthew Brewer, Balaji Narasimhan, John K. Jackman 2017 Iowa State University

Vaccine Delivery Devices, Douglas E. Jones, Matthew Brewer, Balaji Narasimhan, John K. Jackman

Matthew T. Brewer

This document provides vaccine delivery devices and methods for vaccinating an animal (e.g., a mammal). For example, vaccine delivery devices that include a container having one or more openings, a vaccine depot located within the container, and a diffusion barrier located within the container in a manner such that material (e.g., an antigenic vaccine component) within the vaccine depot must pass through the diffusion barrier before reaching one of the openings are provided.


Design And Planned Obsolescence. Theories And Approaches For Designing Enabling Technologies, Matteo Zallio Dr., Damon Berry Dr. 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Design And Planned Obsolescence. Theories And Approaches For Designing Enabling Technologies, Matteo Zallio Dr., Damon Berry Dr.

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We are currently living in a decade where smart objects and Internet of Things (IoT)-based devices are becoming part of daily life in different contexts. This research seeks to investigate and verify, by using a formal literature review methodology, the most visible aspects of technological development, within the Industry 4.0 and IoT scenario, in relation to the theories of the so called “Planned Obsolescence”.

This study covers a defined number of works on Design theories and practices on how to face the issue of built-in obsolescence of devices in the era of the Connected Devices. The majority of ...


Coupling Of Integrated Biosphere Simulator To Regional Climate Model Version 3, Jonathan M. Winter, Jeremy S. Pal, Elfatih A. B. Eltahir 2017 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Coupling Of Integrated Biosphere Simulator To Regional Climate Model Version 3, Jonathan M. Winter, Jeremy S. Pal, Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

Jeremy Pal

A description of the coupling of Integrated Biosphere Simulator (IBIS) to Regional Climate Model version 3 (RegCM3) is presented. IBIS introduces several key advantages to RegCM3, most notably vegetation dynamics, the coexistence of multiple plant functional types in the same grid cell, more sophisticated plant phenology, plant competition, explicit modeling of soil/plant biogeochemistry, and additional soil and snow layers.

A single subroutine was created that allows RegCM3 to use IBIS for surface physics calculations. A revised initialization scheme was implemented for RegCM3–IBIS, including an IBIS-specific prescription of vegetation and soil properties.

To illustrate the relative strengths and weaknesses ...


A Review Paper On Health Data Integration With Secured Record Linkage In National Health Data Warehouse And Privacy & Compatible Solution For Its Privacy And Security Problems In Bangladesh And Other Developing Countries., Sayem Bin Sarwar Chowdhury 2017 International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC)

A Review Paper On Health Data Integration With Secured Record Linkage In National Health Data Warehouse And Privacy & Compatible Solution For Its Privacy And Security Problems In Bangladesh And Other Developing Countries., Sayem Bin Sarwar Chowdhury

Sayem Bin Sarwar Chowdhury

 
Review of the following papers:
[1] Shahidul Islam Khan; Abu Sayed Md. Latiful Hoque, “Health Data Integration with Secured Record Linkage: A Practical Solution for Bangladesh and Other Developing Countries”.
 NSysS 2017. Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh._5-8 January, 2017
 
[2]  Shahidul Islam Khan; Abu Sayed Md. Latiful  Hoque, “Privacy and Security Problems of National Health Data Warehouse: A Convenient Solution for Developing Countries”.
 978-1-5090-0203-0/16/$31.00 ©2016 IEEE.


A Review Paper On Health Data Integration With Secured Record Linkage In National Health Data Warehouse And Privacy & Compatible Solution For Its Privacy And Security Problems In Bangladesh And Other Developing Countries., Sayem Bin Sarwar Chowdhury 2017 International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC)

A Review Paper On Health Data Integration With Secured Record Linkage In National Health Data Warehouse And Privacy & Compatible Solution For Its Privacy And Security Problems In Bangladesh And Other Developing Countries., Sayem Bin Sarwar Chowdhury

Sayem Bin Sarwar Chowdhury

Review of the following papers:
[1] Shahidul Islam Khan; Abu Sayed Md. Latiful Hoque, “Health Data Integration with Secured Record Linkage: A Practical Solution for Bangladesh and Other Developing Countries”.
NSysS 2017. Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh._5-8 January, 2017.
 
[2]  Shahidul Islam Khan; Abu Sayed Md. Latiful  Hoque, “Privacy and Security Problems of National Health Data Warehouse: A Convenient Solution for Developing Countries”.
 978-1-5090-0203-0/16/$31.00 ©2016 IEEE.


Rural Waste Management Issues At Global Level (Introductory Chapter), Florin C. MIHAI, Mohammad J. Taherzadeh 2017 "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University

Rural Waste Management Issues At Global Level (Introductory Chapter), Florin C. Mihai, Mohammad J. Taherzadeh

Florin C MIHAI

This chapter intends to draw attention to solid waste management sector toward rural areas
where bad practices and public health threats could be avoided through traditional and integrated
waste management routes. The expansion of waste collection services across rural
municipalities should be a priority for many countries. Agricultural and municipal waste
diversion from wild dumps and open burning practices must be avoided through smart solutions
at the local level which are cost-efficient particularly in developing countries. The book
further examines, on the one hand, the main challenges in the development of reliable waste management practices across rural regions and, on ...


The Effect Of Cladding Creep On The Initiation Of Gtrfw, William Campbell 2017 Selected Works

The Effect Of Cladding Creep On The Initiation Of Gtrfw, William Campbell

William Campbell

Creep plays a critical role in the stress relaxation of a PWR fuel assembly, which causes the initiation of slip and fretting wear. In this paper, the creep down of grid and cladding is simulated using a 3D FEA model. A mechanism-based creep model is incorporated in the structural analysis. The evolution of stress as well as its effects on the slip and wear is analyzed. It is found the creep would lead to partial slip around the contact edge and eventually full slip across the entire contact interface. The contact stress and hydrostatic pressure in the water play key ...


Evaluation Of Heat Available From Calcium Chloride Desiccant Hydration Reaction For Domestic Heating In San Francisco, Ca, Michael Giglio 2017 Santa Clara University

Evaluation Of Heat Available From Calcium Chloride Desiccant Hydration Reaction For Domestic Heating In San Francisco, Ca, Michael Giglio

Mechanical Engineering Master's Theses

Thermochemical energy storage has the potential to support the use of solar thermal energy collection in ways that traditional thermal energy storage, like sensible and latent heat storage, have fallen short. Thermochemical energy storage has been shown to have higher storage capacities than sensible and latent storage for dehumidifying applications and does not require insulation like sensible and latent heating do. Sensible heating is focused on maintaining an increased temperature of a storage medium while latent heat storage is focused on maintaining a phase of the storage material. Both sensible and latent heat storage have been shown to have lower ...


The Influence Of Cu3(Btc)2 Metal Organic Framework On The Permeability And Perm-Selectivity Of Plla-Mof Mixed Matrix Membranes, Ajay Kathuria, Saleh Al-Ghamdi, Mohamad G. Abiad, Rafael Auras 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Influence Of Cu3(Btc)2 Metal Organic Framework On The Permeability And Perm-Selectivity Of Plla-Mof Mixed Matrix Membranes, Ajay Kathuria, Saleh Al-Ghamdi, Mohamad G. Abiad, Rafael Auras

Ajay Kathuria

Poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) - 20% (w/w) and Cu3(BTC)2 metal organic framework (MOF) based mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) were fabricated by a vertical corotating twin screw microcompounder followed by an injection molding process. Water vapor, CO2, O2, and selected aroma mass transfer properties of PLLA and PLLA MMMs were evaluated. The CO2/O2 perm-selectivity of PLLA (αCO2/O2) MMMs increased from 7.6 to 10.3 with the incorporation of 20% Cu3(BTC)2 MOF. Gravimetric permeability studies of trans-2-hexenal performed at 23°C and 50% RH indicated that permeability coefficient of PLLA MMMs increased by around 60 ...


Synthesis Of Nanoporous Carbohydrate Metal-Organic Framework And Encapsulation Of Acetaldehyde, Saleh Al-Ghamdi, Ajay Kathuria, Mohamad G. Abiad, Rafael Auras 2017 King Saud University

Synthesis Of Nanoporous Carbohydrate Metal-Organic Framework And Encapsulation Of Acetaldehyde, Saleh Al-Ghamdi, Ajay Kathuria, Mohamad G. Abiad, Rafael Auras

Ajay Kathuria

Gamma cyclodextrin (γ-CD) metal organic frameworks (CDMOFs) were synthesized by coordinating γ-CDs with potassium hydroxide (KOH), referred hereafter as CDMOF-a, and potassium benzoate (C7H5KO2), denoted as CDMOF-b. The obtained CDMOF structures were characterized using nitrogen sorption isotherm, thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). High surface areas were achieved by the γ-CD based MOF structures where the Langmuir specific surface areas (SSA) of CDMOF-a and CDMOF-b were determined as 1376 m2 g−1 and 607 m2 g−1; respectively. The dehydrated CDMOF structures demonstrated good thermal stability up to ...


Further Cost Reduction Of Battery Manufacturing, Amir A. Asif, Rajendra Singh 2017 Clemson University

Further Cost Reduction Of Battery Manufacturing, Amir A. Asif, Rajendra Singh

Amir Asif

The demand for batteries for energy storage is growing with the rapid increase in photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy installation as well as electric vehicle (EV), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Electrochemical batteries have emerged as the preferred choice for most of the consumer product applications. Cost reduction of batteries will accelerate the growth in all of these sectors. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) and solid-state batteries are showing promise through their downward price and upward performance trends. We may achieve further performance improvement and cost reduction for Li-ion and solid-state batteries through reduction of the variation in ...


Emerging Role Of Photovoltaics For Sustainably Powering Underdeveloped, Emerging, And Developed Economies, Rajendra Singh, Amir A. Asif, Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Mahmoud Abdelhamid, Githin F. Alapatt, David A. Ladner 2017 Clemson University

Emerging Role Of Photovoltaics For Sustainably Powering Underdeveloped, Emerging, And Developed Economies, Rajendra Singh, Amir A. Asif, Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Mahmoud Abdelhamid, Githin F. Alapatt, David A. Ladner

Amir Asif

With the advent of low-cost solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and our ability to generate, store, and use electrical energy locally without the need for long-range transmission, the world is about to witness transformational changes in electricity infrastructures. The use of DC electricity enhances systemwide efficiency. DC microgrids and nanogrids powered by solar PV systems and gigawatt batteries for electricity storage can sustainably power the needs of all human beings equitably and empower every individual. Ultralarge-scale manufacturing of PV systems and batteries, a vertically integrated business model, and a targeted monetary policy of quantitative easing can rapidly power all human activities.


Technical And Economic Assessment Of Perovskite Solar Cells For Large Scale Manufacturing, Amir A. Asif, Rajendra Singh, Githin F. Alapatt 2017 Clemson University

Technical And Economic Assessment Of Perovskite Solar Cells For Large Scale Manufacturing, Amir A. Asif, Rajendra Singh, Githin F. Alapatt

Amir Asif

In this paper, we have carried out detailed technical and economic assessment of perovskite solar cells for large scale manufacturing. For ultra-small area of the order of 0.1 cm2, efficiency of 20% or so are reported. However, for area of 25 cm2, the efficiency is about 10%. Based on the photovoltaic module manufacturing requirements of no constraint on the supply of raw materials, low variability of every key process and process-induced defects, low cost of manufacturing, prospects for further cost reduction in the future, green manufacturing, and long-term reliability, there are absolutely no prospects of manufacturing perovskite ...


Transformative Role Of Photovoltaics In Phasing Out Alternating Current Based Grid By Local Dc Power Networks For Sustainable Global Economic Growth, Rajendra Singh, Amir A. Asif, Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy 2017 Clemson University

Transformative Role Of Photovoltaics In Phasing Out Alternating Current Based Grid By Local Dc Power Networks For Sustainable Global Economic Growth, Rajendra Singh, Amir A. Asif, Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy

Amir Asif

For sustainable global economic growth, eradication of global energy poverty and addressing climate challenges, free fuel based solar and wind energy sources are the only viable solution for electricity generation. Due to inherent advantages, photovoltaics has emerged as the major source of electrical power. Local generation of direct current (DC) power by PV and the use of batteries for storing electrical power have the potential of transforming global electricity infrastructure to address the problems faced by alternating current (AC) based centralized power generation and long haul transmission and distribution.


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