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Implementation of smart grid provides an opportunity for concurrent implementation of nonintrusive appliance load monitoring (NIALM), which disaggregates the total household electricity data into data on individual appliances. This paper introduces a new disaggregation algorithm for NIALM based on a modified Viterbi algorithm. This modification takes… (More)
* Supported in part by US DOE through a subcontract with Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL). We are grateful to Rich Brown of LBNL for helpful discussions.
A two-stage computational model of evolution of a plume generated by laser ablation of an organic solid is proposed and developed. The first stage of the laser ablation, which involves laser coupling to the target and ejection of molecules and clusters, is described by the molecular dynamics ͑MD͒ method. The second stage of a long-term expansion of the… (More)
We consider the problem of overlap in the power draw between different appliances in nonintrusive load monitoring. We complement the power features by time-on and time-off statistics and use approximate semi-Markov models for robust computationally-efficient disaggregation. The superior disaggregation accuracy of our algorithm is demonstrated on actual… (More)
A computational approach capable of modeling homogeneous condensation in nonequilibrium environments is presented. The approach is based on the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method, extended as appropriate to include the most important processes of cluster nucleation and evolution at the microscopic level. The approach uses a recombination-reaction… (More)