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Noblis is a nonprofit research corporation headquartered in Annandale, Virginia. The firm performs scientific research and engineering with clients in the federal, state, and private sectors. The company's scientists, engineers, and researchers in business areas of health care, national security, transportation, sustainability, energy, environment, and climate, and enterprise transformation. The company, formerly known as Mitretek Systems, was a spin-off from the MITRE Corporation. Wikipedia.


Klara J.M.,U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory | Plunkett J.E.,Noblis
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control | Year: 2010

Over the next two decades, our nation will need to add a substantial amount of new power generation capacity. The possibility of more stringent environmental regulations for greenhouse gas emissions in the utility sector has provided a window of opportunity for integrated gasification combined cycles (IGCCs) equipped with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) to participate significantly in this expansion. This paper analyzes several advanced technologies under development in the Department of Energy (DOE) research and development (R&D) portfolio that have the potential to improve process efficiency, reduce capital and operating expense, and increase plant availability resulting in a significant reduction in the cost of electricity for plants that capture carbon. Source


Klontz J.C.,Noblis | Jain A.K.,Michigan State University
Computer | Year: 2013

Commercial automated face recognition technology shows promise in a challenging identification environment. © 2013 IEEE. Source


Klare B.F.,Noblis | Jain A.K.,Michigan State University | Jain A.K.,Korea University
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence | Year: 2013

Heterogeneous face recognition (HFR) involves matching two face images from alternate imaging modalities, such as an infrared image to a photograph or a sketch to a photograph. Accurate HFR systems are of great value in various applications (e.g., forensics and surveillance), where the gallery databases are populated with photographs (e.g., mug shot or passport photographs) but the probe images are often limited to some alternate modality. A generic HFR framework is proposed in which both probe and gallery images are represented in terms of nonlinear similarities to a collection of prototype face images. The prototype subjects (i.e., the training set) have an image in each modality (probe and gallery), and the similarity of an image is measured against the prototype images from the corresponding modality. The accuracy of this nonlinear prototype representation is improved by projecting the features into a linear discriminant subspace. Random sampling is introduced into the HFR framework to better handle challenges arising from the small sample size problem. The merits of the proposed approach, called prototype random subspace (P-RS), are demonstrated on four different heterogeneous scenarios: 1) near infrared (NIR) to photograph, 2) thermal to photograph, 3) viewed sketch to photograph, and 4) forensic sketch to photograph. © 2013 IEEE. Source


A method and system for automatically enforcing a hybrid branching strategy include receiving a changeset designated for a branch. In response to receiving the changeset, the system may automatically determine whether a merge conflict associated with the changeset exists between the branch and an associated protected branch, and the system may automatically determine whether the changeset is up to date. Upon determining that no merge conflict exists, the system automatically initiates execution of a continuous integration testing pipeline. The continuous integration testing pipeline includes a series of tests applied to the changeset. If the changeset passes the series of tests, the system automatically merges the changeset with the associated protected branch.


Methods and systems for seamlessly integrating an end-to-end acquisition process using a flexible data structure are disclosed. A flexible data structure consistent with these methods and systems may connect the buyers requirement to the vendors proposed solution, facilitating a requirement-by-requirement evaluation process allowing buyers to evaluate content as well as price of a proposal. Embodiments of the present invention standardize the format of proposals, allowing buyers to more easily compare vendors proposals side-by-side. Still other embodiments of the present invention produce an error checking report to further aid vendors in improving proposals and buyers in evaluating proposals.

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