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Purification Of I-129 From Spent Pwr Fuel, Sydney B. Whitaker, Kaitlyn Pierson, Kaylie Richard, Samantha Cahill Dec 2021

Purification Of I-129 From Spent Pwr Fuel, Sydney B. Whitaker, Kaitlyn Pierson, Kaylie Richard, Samantha Cahill

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Identification Of Emergent Collaborative Behaviors In Multi-Agent Systems, Bryson Howell May 2021

Identification Of Emergent Collaborative Behaviors In Multi-Agent Systems, Bryson Howell

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Identification of Emergent Collaborative Behaviors in Multi-Agent Systems

Bryson Howell

Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning (MARL) has been used to allow groups of autonomous agents to perform complex cooperative tasks. When MARL methods such as the Multi-Agent Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient (MADDPG) algorithm [1] are used to train teams of agents in cooperative tasks, it has been observed that the actions of individual agents are significantly influenced by the actions of their teammates [2]. Additionally, prior work has shown that teams of agents trained independently of one another under identical conditions display a variety of behaviors [3]. Since these teams have been ...


Thorium Dioxide Extraction From Monazite Ore, Katherine Glass May 2021

Thorium Dioxide Extraction From Monazite Ore, Katherine Glass

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Design, Construction, And Flight Of A Remote-Controlled Aircraft For The 2020-21 Aiaa Dbf Competition, Jonathan A. Dixon, Caleb Weatherly, Satyam Mistry, Killian Samuels, Ethan Cerrito, Caleb Morgan, Sanghyeok Park, Sam Pankratz, Jamison Murphree May 2021

Design, Construction, And Flight Of A Remote-Controlled Aircraft For The 2020-21 Aiaa Dbf Competition, Jonathan A. Dixon, Caleb Weatherly, Satyam Mistry, Killian Samuels, Ethan Cerrito, Caleb Morgan, Sanghyeok Park, Sam Pankratz, Jamison Murphree

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Thorium Dioxide Extraction From Monazite Ore, Jason Pan, Niall Phelan Terry, Katherine Glass, Eli Jenkins, Connor High May 2021

Thorium Dioxide Extraction From Monazite Ore, Jason Pan, Niall Phelan Terry, Katherine Glass, Eli Jenkins, Connor High

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Robot Object Detection And Locomotion Demonstration For Eecs Department Tours, Bryson Howell, Ethan Haworth, Chris Mobley, Ian Mulet May 2021

Robot Object Detection And Locomotion Demonstration For Eecs Department Tours, Bryson Howell, Ethan Haworth, Chris Mobley, Ian Mulet

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Site Development Services At Mcghee Tyson Airport, Luke A. Edwards, Tyler Bomar, Scott Cole, Samuel Enders, Matthew Dearborn May 2021

Site Development Services At Mcghee Tyson Airport, Luke A. Edwards, Tyler Bomar, Scott Cole, Samuel Enders, Matthew Dearborn

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Small Modular Reactors And Advanced Reactor Security: Regulatory Perspectives On Integrating Physical And Cyber Security By Design To Protect Against Malicious Acts And Evolving Threats, Raphael Duguay Dec 2020

Small Modular Reactors And Advanced Reactor Security: Regulatory Perspectives On Integrating Physical And Cyber Security By Design To Protect Against Malicious Acts And Evolving Threats, Raphael Duguay

International Journal of Nuclear Security

How can future nuclear technologies and Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) deter and prevent organized crime groups, terrorists, and malicious actors from attempting to steal or sabotage nuclear materials and facilities? This paper presents the benefits of integrating Security by Design (SeBD) into a regulatory framework to allow more a flexible and effective design of physical protection systems for SMRs. During its effort to modernize the Nuclear Security Regulations, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) licensing application process provides for the option of SeBD in moving toward a performance-based approach with less prescriptive requirements. CNSC also recognizes the need for a ...


Resource-Saving Technologies For The Production Of Elastic Leather Materials: Collective Monograph, Olena Korotych, Anatolii Danylkovych, Serhii Bilinskyi, Serhii Bondarenko, Slava Branovitska, Vasyl Chervinskyi, Nataliia Khliebnikova, Alona Kudzieva, Viktor Lishchuk, Nataliia Lysenko, Olena Mokrousova, Nataliia Omelchenko, Vera Palamar, Yuliia Potakh, Oksana Romanyuk, Olga Sanginova, Oleksandr Zhyhotsky Oct 2020

Resource-Saving Technologies For The Production Of Elastic Leather Materials: Collective Monograph, Olena Korotych, Anatolii Danylkovych, Serhii Bilinskyi, Serhii Bondarenko, Slava Branovitska, Vasyl Chervinskyi, Nataliia Khliebnikova, Alona Kudzieva, Viktor Lishchuk, Nataliia Lysenko, Olena Mokrousova, Nataliia Omelchenko, Vera Palamar, Yuliia Potakh, Oksana Romanyuk, Olga Sanginova, Oleksandr Zhyhotsky

Chemistry Publications and Other Works

This monograph contains a collection of recent research papers focusing on advancing existing technologies and developing new technologies to improve the environmentally friendliness and save resources during the production of elastic leather materials. The papers are organized based on the type of technological process used to preserve raw hides. A lot of attention is devoted to mathematical planning, simulations, and multicriteria optimization of the technological processes using newly developed chemical reagents. The monograph contains a complex study of physicochemical properties and characteristics of the resulting leather materials. The developed technologies were tested by the private joint-stock company Chinbar (Kyiv, Ukraine ...


Eusectra: European Nuclear Security Training Centre Providing Hands-On Training And Education In Nuclear Security And Safeguards, Willem Janssens, Veronique Berthou, Abbas Kamel, Jean Galy, Klaus Luetzenkirchen, Klaus Mayer, Stefan Nonneman Jul 2020

Eusectra: European Nuclear Security Training Centre Providing Hands-On Training And Education In Nuclear Security And Safeguards, Willem Janssens, Veronique Berthou, Abbas Kamel, Jean Galy, Klaus Luetzenkirchen, Klaus Mayer, Stefan Nonneman

International Journal of Nuclear Security

The European Nuclear Security Training Centre (EUSECTRA) inaugurated under this global name about 10 years ago and operated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), located both on the Karlsruhe (Germany) and Ispra (Italy) sites, includes a large variety of capacity building and professional development activities which span from the hands-on training for nuclear security and safeguards actors (e.g. respectively border guards or customs and nuclear inspectors) to educational efforts in both nuclear security and safeguards. Whereas the first ones, which gave rise to the new name, focus mainly on detection, on-site assistance, crime-scene management, technical reach-back and ...


Promoting Nuclear Security Education And Training Activities At Amity University, India, Arpita Datta, Dr. Alpana Goel Jul 2020

Promoting Nuclear Security Education And Training Activities At Amity University, India, Arpita Datta, Dr. Alpana Goel

International Journal of Nuclear Security

In the present era of global nuclear governance, it is the responsibility of every individual not only the security personals to be accountable for the security of nuclear materials, facilities and radioactive materials. Amity university and other universities of India are the largest educational networks for young professionals who will enter the nuclear programme in India and will be involved in the management of nuclear and other radioactive materials in a wide variety of applications such as hospitals, industrial applications and nuclear facilities. Amity University Uttar Pradesh is taking leading part to sensitize the importance of nuclear security amongst the ...


Parking Garage Measurements Indicating A Gamma Spectrometer-Neutron Counter Background Correlation, Jackson N. Wagner, Craig Marianno, Thomas Mccullough Jul 2020

Parking Garage Measurements Indicating A Gamma Spectrometer-Neutron Counter Background Correlation, Jackson N. Wagner, Craig Marianno, Thomas Mccullough

International Journal of Nuclear Security

Gamma spectroscopy and gross neutron counting systems are commonly employed together during nuclear security operations, particularly mobile searches. The data from these systems are typically analyzed independently; however, operational data suggest a relationship between the background signals from both systems. This relationship appears to occur between the neutron count rate and the high energy (greater than 3 MeV) gamma spectrometer count rate for background conditions. To verify the presence of this correlation, high energy gamma ray and neutron count rates were measured in five parking garages on the Texas A&M University campus. These measurements employed one 4” x 4 ...


Consideration Of Administrative Monetary Penalties In Nuclear Safety And Security, Jelena Vucicevic, Edward Waller Jul 2020

Consideration Of Administrative Monetary Penalties In Nuclear Safety And Security, Jelena Vucicevic, Edward Waller

International Journal of Nuclear Security

An Administrative Monetary Penalty (AMP) is a penalty imposed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), without court involvement for a violation of a regulatory requirement. An AMP can be applied against any individual or corporation subject to the Nuclear Safety Control Act, which regulates the development, production and use of nuclear energy and the production, possession and use of nuclear and radioactive material. However, AMPs are not the same as criminal offences. They are civil sanctions which try to secure compliance through the application of monetary penalties for non-compliance with regulatory requirements. The AMP program was introduced in 2013 ...


Poultry Farm Security Gate: Autonomous Vehicle Recognition System, Kaitlyn M. Nelms, Mary A. Morris May 2020

Poultry Farm Security Gate: Autonomous Vehicle Recognition System, Kaitlyn M. Nelms, Mary A. Morris

Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Publications and Other Works

This project addresses the lack of security on access roads to broiler poultry farms in Tennessee by creating a system that autonomously recognizes vehicles as they approach the farm property. Many of these farms lack gates with proper security, making them vulnerable to vandalism and risking their biosecurity. Allowing all feed trucks entry to the farms is a vital requirement of the design in order to avoid interrupting operations on the farm. To address this issue, this project utilizes a combination of automated license plate reading software and light detection and ranging sensors (LiDAR) to autonomously recognize a vehicle and ...


Numerical Modeling Of Magnetic Fields For Mirror Neutron Search Experiment, Adam Johnston May 2020

Numerical Modeling Of Magnetic Fields For Mirror Neutron Search Experiment, Adam Johnston

Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at The University of Tennessee

This paper will outline the configuration of 3D magnetic field model simulated from electric current sources using MATLAB. The model is using 3D arrays allowing for quick and accurate numerical approximations of Bio-Savart integrals, of error < , modeling the behavior of a magnetic field due to current carrying wires. We will discuss the development of a 3D magnetic field configuration produced by the current carrying wires around a large 2.5 m diameter vacuum beam tube in the proposed mirror neutron search experiment at High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The simulations demonstrate that the magnetic field with uniformity better than ± 2.5 mG that will allow for optimal results in experiment within the controlled range of net magnetic field magnitudes |B| 500 mG and in the large vacuum tube along 20-m neutron flight path can be achieved for an approximately 6 cm radius section at the center of the tube.


Golf Swing Trainer Using Wii Balance Board, Brooks M. Leftwich, Nicholas Hassler, Clark A. Hall, Sam Gates, Thomas B. Vickery, Alec Rinehart, Zakkary B A Compton, Ryan A. Singley May 2020

Golf Swing Trainer Using Wii Balance Board, Brooks M. Leftwich, Nicholas Hassler, Clark A. Hall, Sam Gates, Thomas B. Vickery, Alec Rinehart, Zakkary B A Compton, Ryan A. Singley

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Techno-Economic Analysis On The Recovery & Valorization Of Lithium From Recycled Battery Waste Materials By Hydrometallurgical Methods., Preston N. Nicely, Noah Dunlap, Joseph Swann, John Hill May 2020

Techno-Economic Analysis On The Recovery & Valorization Of Lithium From Recycled Battery Waste Materials By Hydrometallurgical Methods., Preston N. Nicely, Noah Dunlap, Joseph Swann, John Hill

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Choto Peninsula Low-Pressure Sewer Design, Joseph Bresson, Tyler Galyon, Alexander Gothard, Ryan Livesey, Jonathan West May 2020

Choto Peninsula Low-Pressure Sewer Design, Joseph Bresson, Tyler Galyon, Alexander Gothard, Ryan Livesey, Jonathan West

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Emergency Eye Simulation Model, Gavin L. Warrington, Christopher Forsyth, Lexus Morris, Natalie Ledezma May 2020

Emergency Eye Simulation Model, Gavin L. Warrington, Christopher Forsyth, Lexus Morris, Natalie Ledezma

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Extraction Of Thorium From Monazite Ore, Emily Watson, Jacob Reynolds, Victoria Molotoka, Makenna Smith May 2020

Extraction Of Thorium From Monazite Ore, Emily Watson, Jacob Reynolds, Victoria Molotoka, Makenna Smith

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Lithium Recovery Process From Spent Batteries, Nicholas A. Ross, Lacey Roberts, Jordan Leith, Woodi Woodland May 2020

Lithium Recovery Process From Spent Batteries, Nicholas A. Ross, Lacey Roberts, Jordan Leith, Woodi Woodland

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Thermal Chemical Energy Storage, William Miller, Samuel Swayne, Jonathan West, John Davis, James Mcbroom, Tennessee Bryant May 2020

Thermal Chemical Energy Storage, William Miller, Samuel Swayne, Jonathan West, John Davis, James Mcbroom, Tennessee Bryant

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Faith Promise Lane: From Cherahala Boulevard To Tn-162 Mp 1.9, Zachary W. Jerome May 2020

Faith Promise Lane: From Cherahala Boulevard To Tn-162 Mp 1.9, Zachary W. Jerome

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Titan Aerogravity Assist For Saturn Orbital Insertion And Study Of Enceladus, Hannah Hajdik, Samantha Ramsey, Richard Andrew Wright, Nathan Stover, Jason Patel, Jonathan Spitznas, Nishant Lokanathan, James Evans Lyne May 2020

Titan Aerogravity Assist For Saturn Orbital Insertion And Study Of Enceladus, Hannah Hajdik, Samantha Ramsey, Richard Andrew Wright, Nathan Stover, Jason Patel, Jonathan Spitznas, Nishant Lokanathan, James Evans Lyne

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Early Warning Solar Storm Prediction, Ian D. Lumsden, Marvin Joshi, Matthew Smalley, Aiden Rutter, Ben Klein May 2020

Early Warning Solar Storm Prediction, Ian D. Lumsden, Marvin Joshi, Matthew Smalley, Aiden Rutter, Ben Klein

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Efficient Elevator Algorithm, Sean M. Toll, Owen Barbour, Carl Edwards, Daniel Nichols, Austin Day May 2020

Efficient Elevator Algorithm, Sean M. Toll, Owen Barbour, Carl Edwards, Daniel Nichols, Austin Day

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Recovery Of Thorium From Monazite Ore For Applications In Clean, Sustainable Nuclear Power, Samantha Karklins, Aaron Kuhn, Haley Prater, Thomas Welker May 2020

Recovery Of Thorium From Monazite Ore For Applications In Clean, Sustainable Nuclear Power, Samantha Karklins, Aaron Kuhn, Haley Prater, Thomas Welker

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Simple Flexible Molten Salt Reactor, Luke Seifert, Alex Boettinger, Jackson Breakell, Patrick Wooden May 2020

Simple Flexible Molten Salt Reactor, Luke Seifert, Alex Boettinger, Jackson Breakell, Patrick Wooden

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Materials Selection For High Temperature Neutron Scattering Sample Containers, Ahmad Alghadeer, Shiyi Chen, Reece Emery, Ian Greeley, Joshua Mccoy May 2020

Materials Selection For High Temperature Neutron Scattering Sample Containers, Ahmad Alghadeer, Shiyi Chen, Reece Emery, Ian Greeley, Joshua Mccoy

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Optics Of Two-Dimensional Materials Used As Substrates For Nanoparticle-Based Devices, Reagan Newman May 2020

Optics Of Two-Dimensional Materials Used As Substrates For Nanoparticle-Based Devices, Reagan Newman

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.