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Definition: Automated Distribution Circuit Switches | Open Energy  

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Circuit Switches Circuit Switches Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Distribution Circuit Switches Distribution circuit switches that can be operated automatically in response to control signals from local sensors, distribution automation systems, or grid control systems. Such switches can be installed as automated devices or existing equipment can be retrofitted with controls and communications. The degree of automation depends on the controls and communications system implemented. These switches can be opened or closed to isolate portions of a distribution circuit that has experienced a short circuit (fault), or must be taken out of service for maintenance or other operations. When used in combination, these switches can reroute power from other substations or nearby distribution circuits.[1]

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Low voltage amplifier architecture for high speed switched capacitor circuits  

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This work concentrates on circuit realization of high speed and low voltage switched capacitor circuits, with emphasis on the operational transconductance amplifier (OTA). An overview of switched capacitor circuits is given. Speed and voltage...

Shankar, Asit

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulse and Hold Switching Current Readout of Superconducting Quantum Circuits  

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;#12;Abstract Josephson junction qubits are promising candidates for a scalable quantum processor. Such qubits on the switching of a Josephson junction from the zero voltage state to a finite voltage state. The Josephson a switching current detector by analyzing the phase space of a Josephson junction circuit with frequency

Haviland, David

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Switched reluctance motor drive circuit evaluation criteria for vehicle efficiency responsiveness.  

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??This thesis intends to examine the principles of operation for switched reluctance machines (SRM) and examine the power electronic drive circuits that control them, in… (more)

Cunningham, John David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Electronics' Circuit Topology the Basic Switching Cells Fang Z. Peng Leon M. Tolbert, Faisal Khan  

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be obtained for the construction and decomposition of existing power electronic circuits. New power conversion, inverter, N- cell, P-cell. I. INTRODUCTION Power electronic circuits that range from dc-dc, ac-dc, dc- acPower Electronics' Circuit Topology ­ the Basic Switching Cells Fang Z. Peng Leon M. Tolbert

Tolbert, Leon M.

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Materials and devices for optical switching and modulation of photonic integrated circuits  

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The drive towards photonic integrated circuits (PIC) necessitates the development of new devices and materials capable of achieving miniaturization and integration on a CMOS compatible platform. Optical switching: fast ...

Seneviratne, Dilan Anuradha

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting switching circuit, memory cell and memory circuit, with resonance damping resistors  

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This patent describes a superconducting switching circuit comprising: first and second Josephson junction elements connected in series; first and second excitation inductors connected in series to each other and connected in series to the first and second Josephson junction elements; an exciting line magnetically coupled to the first and second excitation inductors; a load inductor having a first end connected to a connecting point of the first and second Josephson junction elements and having a second end connected to a connecting point of the first and second excitation inductors; an input signal line coupled to the load inductor; and first and second resistors connected, respectively, to a first current path including at least the first Josephson junction element and a second current path including at least the second Josephson junction element thereby effecting suppression of unwanted resonance in the current paths, wherein the first and second current paths belonging to the circuit including the first and second Josephson elements, the first and second excitation inductors and the load inductor.

Harada, Y.; Kawabe, U.; Goto, E.; Miyamoto, N.

1988-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE Communications Magazine February 20022 Distributed Integrated Circuits  

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Approach to High-Frequency Design 0163-6804/02/$17.00 © 2002 IEEE ABSTRACT Distributed integrated circuits are presented as a methodology to design high-frequency commu- nication building blocks. Distributed circuits be implemented as integrated circuits. The integrated circuit design process is then divided further by defining

Hajimiri, Ali

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Learning to model sequences generated by switching distributions Yoav Freund  

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Learning to model sequences generated by switching distributions Yoav Freund AT&T Bell Labs 600 distributions learning problem. A sequence S = oe 1 oe 2 : : : oe n , over a finite alphabet \\Sigma is generated run is generated by independent random draws from a distribution ~ p i over \\Sigma, where ~p i

Freund, Yoav

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Abstract --When a real time digital simulator, emulating a switched circuit such as a voltage source converter, is interfaced  

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1 Abstract -- When a real time digital simulator, emulating a switched circuit such as a voltage source converter, is interfaced with a digital controller, the controller's firing signals may. Incorrect power flow due to inaccurate firing times and controller errors. 2. Switching jitter due

Lehn, Peter W.

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High Resolution PV Power Modeling for Distribution Circuit Analysis  

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NREL has contracted with Clean Power Research to provide 1-minute simulation datasets of PV systems located at three high penetration distribution feeders in the service territory of Southern California Edison (SCE): Porterville, Palmdale, and Fontana, California. The resulting PV simulations will be used to separately model the electrical circuits to determine the impacts of PV on circuit operations.

Norris, B. L.; Dise, J. H.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating Probability Distributions using Multivalued Stochastic Relay Circuits  

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Generating Probability Distributions using Multivalued Stochastic Relay Circuits David Lee Dept as well as for generating arbitrary distributions from unbiased bits. An equally interesting, but less networks that generate arbitrary probability distributions in an optimal way? In this paper, we study

Bruck, Jehoshua (Shuki)

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Impact of automatic switches on power distribution system reliability  

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In this paper quantitative impact of automatic switches on the reliability of power distribution systems is studied. Based on the characteristics of the studied system's topology, the reliability model is developed for the implementation of Monte Carlo simulation. Reliability indices on each load have been computed to obtain an overall reliability assessment of the system, and the sensitivity of the reliability indices to the location of automatic switches is also studied. Simulation results are used to illustrate the validity of the approach and are compared with the historical reliability records.

H. Zheng; Y. Cheng; B. Gou; D. Frank; A. Bern; W.E. Muston

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 34, NO. 3, MARCH 1999 405 Reducing Switching Activity on Datapath  

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IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 34, NO. 3, MARCH 1999 405 Reducing Switching Activity with minimal overhead. When a bus is not going to be used in a datapath, it is held in a quiescent state of high-performance systems, and battery life of portable devices. Achieving low average power dissipation

De Micheli, Giovanni

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Distribution of supercurrent switching in graphene under the proximity effect.  

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We study the stochastic nature of switching current in hysteretic current-voltage characteristics of superconductor-graphene-superconductor junctions. We find that the dispersion of the switching current distribution scales with temperature as {sigma}{sub I} {proportional_to} T{sup {alpha}{sub G}} with {alpha}{sub G} as low as 1/3. This observation is in sharp contrast to the known Josephson junction behavior where {sigma}{sub I} {proportional_to} T{sup {alpha}{sub J}} with {alpha}{sub J} = 2/3. We propose an explanation using a generalized version of Kurkijaervi's theory for the flux stability in rf-SQUID and attribute this anomalous effect to the temperature dependence of the critical current which persists down to low temperatures.

Coskun, U. C.; Brenner, M.; Hymel, T.; vakaryuk, V.; Levchenko, A.; Bezryadin, A. (Materials Science Division); (Univ. Illinois-Urbana); (Univ. Texas); (Michigan State Univ.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarization independent microphotonic circuits  

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Microphotonic circuits have been proposed for applications ranging from optical switching and routing to optical logic circuits. However many applications require microphotonic circuits to be polarization independent, a ...

Watts, Michael Robert, 1974-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed control of reactive power flow in a radial distribution circuit with high photovoltaic penetration  

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We show how distributed control of reactive power can serve to regulate voltage and minimize resistive losses in a distribution circuit that includes a significant level of photovoltaic (PV) generation. To demonstrate the technique, we consider a radial distribution circuit with a single branch consisting of sequentially-arranged residential-scale loads that consume both real and reactive power. In parallel, some loads also have PV generation capability. We postulate that the inverters associated with each PV system are also capable of limited reactive power generation or consumption, and we seek to find the optimal dispatch of each inverter's reactive power to both maintain the voltage within an acceptable range and minimize the resistive losses over the entire circuit. We assume the complex impedance of the distribution circuit links and the instantaneous load and PV generation at each load are known. We compare the results of the optimal dispatch with a suboptimal local scheme that does not require any communication. On our model distribution circuit, we illustrate the feasibility of high levels of PV penetration and a significant (20% or higher) reduction in losses.

Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Turitsyn, Konstantin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Backhaus, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sule, Petr [NEW MEXICO CONSORTIUM

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New device reduces conductor burndown on distribution circuits  

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Laboratory tests of an arcing clamp-type device indicate that it gives more protection against conductor burndown on covered distribution circuits. Experiments were designed to study the effects of direct lightning strokes and examine damage characteristics. This led to the conclusion that conventional overcurrent protection devices having high continuous current ratings were inadequate to prevent burndown and some kind of phase conductor protection was needed. Tests indicate that aluminum clamps installed on both sides of a stripped cover provide a lightning flashover path. (DCK)

Lee, R.E. (Pennsylvania Power and Light Co., Allentown); Fritz, D.E.; Stiller, P.H.; Kilar, L.A.; Shankle, D.F.

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel and Distributed Multi-Algorithm Circuit Simulation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

With the proliferation of parallel computing, parallel computer-aided design (CAD) has received significant research interests. Transient transistor-level circuit simulation plays an important role in digital/analog circuit design and verification...

Dai, Ruicheng

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and testing of a sensorless switched reluctance motor drive with a custom integrated circuit controller  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

presents a breadboard level SRM drive that emirates a custom IC controller implementing closedloop speed control and starting torque.The rotor position sensing information is essential for determining the switching instants to have proper control of speed...

Zhang, Yingxia

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An iterated sample construction with path relinking method: Application to switch allocation in electrical distribution networks  

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We present a metaheuristic approach which combines constructive heuristics and local searches based on sampling with path relinking. Its effectiveness is demonstrated by an application to the problem of allocating switches in electrical distribution ... Keywords: Metaheuristics, Path relinking, Power systems reliability, Sample algorithms, Switch allocation

Alexander J. Benavides; Marcus Ritt; Luciana S. Buriol; Paulo M. FrançA

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Dual Triangle Timing Circuit for Improved Performance of 4-Quadrant H-Bridge Switches  

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Fermilab is in the process of upgrading its Booster Correction Element System to include full field correction element magnets to correct position and chromaticity throughout the booster cycle. This upgrade requires power supplies with maximum outputs of {+-}180V/{+-}65A, with current bandwidths of 5k Hz and with slew rates of min to max current in 1ms. For seamless operation around zero current and voltage, we use continuous switching on both sides of the bridge. Although the straightforward way of coordinating the switching on both sides of the bridge can be accomplished with one triangle timing wave and one voltage reference, we have found that using two triangle waves yields a switching coordination that effectively doubles the frequency of the differential ripple on the load and allows for better filtering of the output ripple.

Krafczyk, G.; Jensen, C.; Pfeffer, H.; Warchol, G.; /Fermilab

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Demonstration of an All-Optical Hybrid Packet and Circuit Switched Network Platform  

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nominally support up to 10 Gb/s per port [1], it is becoming restrictively costly to maintain large electronic means in terms of capacity, power consumption, and bandwidth-distance product [2]. By leveraging), the energy per switched bit can be greatly reduced, potentially enabling scalability to hundreds of thousands

Bergman, Keren

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A Simple Toy Example of a Distributed System: On the Design of a Connecting Switch  

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A Simple Toy Example of a Distributed System: On the Design of a Connecting Switch Thomas F Munchen 2 (Germany) Abstract In this paper the development life-cycle of a design method for distributed the design method more transparent. 1. Introduction A distributed system consists of a family of components

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Design and Implementation of Switching Voltage Integrated Circuits Based on Sliding Mode Control  

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concerning very high efficiency circuits with very high performance specifications. The first topic is the design and implementation of class D audio power amplifiers, keeping their inherent high efficiency characteristic while improving their linearity... of Mexico (CONACYT) for the economic support during most of my doctoral studies. viii TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER Page I INTRODUCTION : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1 A. Class D Audio Power Amplifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 B...

Rojas Gonzalez, Miguel Angel

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Prevention of covered conductor burndown on distribution circuits - arcing protection devices  

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The mechanism of covered conductor burndown is discussed in light of experience by the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company (PPandL) on 12-kV distribution circuits. A summary of laboratory test results is given to allow extension of this work to other distribution circuits. Details and early field experience are included on the Arcing Protection Device (APD), selected in an earlier study/sup 1/ as the superior burndown prevention technique.

Lee, R.E. (Pennsylvania Power and Light Co., Allentown, PA); Fritz, D.; Shankle, D.; Stiller, P.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optically triggered high voltage switch network and method for switching a high voltage  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optically triggered solid state switch and method for switching a high voltage electrical current. A plurality of solid state switches (350) are connected in series for controlling electrical current flow between a compensation capacitor (112) and ground in a reactive power compensator (50, 50') that monitors the voltage and current flowing through each of three distribution lines (52a, 52b and 52c), which are supplying three-phase power to one or more inductive loads. An optical transmitter (100) controlled by the reactive power compensation system produces light pulses that are conveyed over optical fibers (102) to a switch driver (110') that includes a plurality of series connected optical triger circuits (288). Each of the optical trigger circuits controls a pair of the solid state switches and includes a plurality of series connected resistors (294, 326, 330, and 334) that equalize or balance the potential across the plurality of trigger circuits. The trigger circuits are connected to one of the distribution lines through a trigger capacitor (340). In each switch driver, the light signals activate a phototransistor (300) so that an electrical current flows from one of the energy reservoir capacitors through a pulse transformer (306) in the trigger circuit, producing gate signals that turn on the pair of serially connected solid state switches (350).

El-Sharkawi, Mohamed A. (Renton, WA); Andexler, George (Everett, WA); Silberkleit, Lee I. (Mountlake Terrace, WA)

1993-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Bimodal switching field distributions in all-perpendicular spin-valve nanopillars  

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Switching field measurements of the free layer element of 75?nm diameter spin-valve nanopillars reveal a bimodal distribution of switching fields at low temperatures (below 100?K). This result is inconsistent with a model of thermal activation over a single perpendicular anisotropy barrier. The correlation between antiparallel to parallel and parallel to antiparallel switching fields increases to nearly 50% at low temperatures. This reflects random fluctuation of the shift of the free layer hysteresis loop between two different magnitudes, which may originate from changes in the dipole field from the polarizing layer. The magnitude of the loop shift changes by 25% and is correlated to transitions of the spin-valve into an antiparallel configuration.

Gopman, D. B., E-mail: daniel.gopman@physics.nyu.edu; Kent, A. D. [Department of Physics, New York University, New York, New York 10003 (United States); Bedau, D.; Katine, J. A. [HGST San Jose Research Center, San Jose, California 95135 (United States); Mangin, S. [Institut Jean Lamour, UMR CNRS 7198 Université de Lorraine, Nancy (France); Fullerton, E. E. [CMRR, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Prevention of covered conductor burndown on distribution circuits  

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When an overhead conductor in a multigrounded neutral distribution system breaks and falls to the ground without simultaneously contacting the multigrounded neutral conductor, there is a significant probability of it coming to rest on a high-impedance surface, such as concrete or asphalt. The motivation to prevent burndown of overhead distribution conductors is discussed. 5 refs.

Lee, R.E.; Fritz, D.E.; Stiller, P.H.; Kilar, L.A.; Shankle, D.F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Switching coordination of distributed dc-dc converters for highly efficient photovoltaic power plants  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A distributed photovoltaic (PV) power plant includes a plurality of distributed dc-dc converters. The dc-dc converters are configured to switch in coordination with one another such that at least one dc-dc converter transfers power to a common dc-bus based upon the total system power available from one or more corresponding strings of PV modules. Due to the coordinated switching of the dc-dc converters, each dc-dc converter transferring power to the common dc-bus continues to operate within its optimal efficiency range as well as to optimize the maximum power point tracking in order to increase the energy yield of the PV power plant.

Agamy, Mohammed; Elasser, Ahmed; Sabate, Juan Antonio; Galbraith, Anthony William; Harfman Todorovic, Maja

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of switching circuits  

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, the excitation- response table for t & 0 is shown in Fig. 5(a) f2 (t) fl (t) 0 f (t) 1 1 1 0 f1(t)? f2(t) -f (t) (b) Fig. 5. (a) Excitation-response table for ideal NAND gate. (b) Synkol for i deal NAND gate. Then 13 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 I 0 1 0 jl... conditions. (1) f (t) = Ll(t-5) -U(t-9) (2) t ff = 3 (3) ton = 2 '1'hen f (t) = u(t) -u (t-8) +u(t-12) -u(t ? 7) +u(t-11) + j u (t. -8) -u (t ? 12) ~ (u (t-7) ? u (t-11) j. f (t) =. u(t) -u(t-8) +u(t-12) -u(t-7) +u(t-11) + u (t-8) -u (t. -12) -u (t-11...

Berk, John Isadore

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Comminution Circuit Throughput and Product Size Distribution by Simulation and Control  

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The goal of this project is to improve energy efficiency of industrial crushing and grinding operations (comminution). Mathematical models of the comminution process are being used to study methods for optimizing the product size distribution, so that the amount of excessively fine material produced can be minimized. The goal is to save energy by reducing the amount of material that is ground below the target size, while simultaneously reducing the quantity of materials wasted as ''slimes'' that are too fine to be useful. This is being accomplished by mathematical modeling of the grinding circuits to determine how to correct this problem. The approaches taken included (1) Modeling of the circuit to determine process bottlenecks that restrict flow rates in one area while forcing other parts of the circuit to overgrind the material; (2) Modeling of hydrocyclones to determine the mechanisms responsible for retaining fine, high-density particles in the circuit until they are overground, and improving existing models to accurately account for this behavior; and (3) Evaluation of advanced technologies to improve comminution efficiency and produce sharper product size distributions with less overgrinding.

S. K. Kawatra; T. C. Eisele; T. Weldum; D. Larsen; R. Mariani; J. Pletka

2005-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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OPTIMIZATION OF COMMINUTION CIRCUIT THROUGHPUT AND PRODUCT SIZE DISTRIBUTION BY SIMULATION AND CONTROL  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The goal of this project is to improve energy efficiency of industrial crushing and grinding operations (comminution). Mathematical models of the comminution process are being used to study methods for optimizing the product size distribution, so that the amount of excessively fine material produced can be minimized. The goal is to save energy by reducing the amount of material that is ground below the target size, while simultaneously reducing the quantity of materials wasted as ''slimes'' that are too fine to be useful. This is being accomplished by mathematical modeling of the grinding circuits to determine how to correct this problem. The approaches taken included (1) Modeling of the circuit to determine process bottlenecks that restrict flowrates in one area while forcing other parts of the circuit to overgrind the material; (2) Modeling of hydrocyclones to determine the mechanisms responsible for retaining fine, high-density particles in the circuit until they are overground, and improving existing models to accurately account for this behavior; and (3) Evaluation of advanced technologies to improve comminution efficiency and produce sharper product size distributions with less overgrinding.

S.K. Kawatra; T.C. Eisele; T. Weldum; D. Larsen; R. Mariani; J. Pletka

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid state switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solid state switch, with reverse conducting thyristors, is designed to operate at 20 kV hold-off voltage, 1500 A peak, 1.0 .mu.s pulsewidth, and 4500 pps, to replace thyratrons. The solid state switch is more reliable, more economical, and more easily repaired. The switch includes a stack of circuit card assemblies, a magnetic assist and a trigger chassis. Each circuit card assembly contains a reverse conducting thyristor, a resistor capacitor network, and triggering circuitry.

Merritt, Bernard T. (Livermore, CA); Dreifuerst, Gary R. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonpolar resistance switching of metal/binary-transition-metal oxides/metal sandwiches: Homogeneous/inhomogeneous transition of current distribution  

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Exotic features of a metal/oxide/metal sandwich, which will be the basis for a drastically innovative nonvolatile memory device, is brought to light from a physical point of view. Here the insulator is one of the ubiquitous and classic binary-transition-metal oxides (TMO), such as Fe2O3, NiO, and CoO. The sandwich exhibits a resistance that reversibly switches between two states: one is a highly resistive off state and the other is a conductive on state. Several distinct features were universally observed in these binary TMO sandwiches: namely, nonpolar switching, nonvolatile threshold switching, and current-voltage duality. From the systematic sample-size dependence of the resistance in on and off states, we conclude that the resistance switching is due to the formation of “electric faucet” at the interface, which shows up as a homogeneous to inhomogeneous transition of the current distribution.

I. H. Inoue; S. Yasuda; H. Akinaga; H. Takagi

2008-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Remote switch actuator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention provides a device and method for actuating electrical switches remotely. The device is removably attached to the switch and is actuated through the transfer of a user's force. The user is able to remain physically removed from the switch site obviating need for protective equipment. The device and method allow rapid, safe actuation of high-voltage or high-current carrying electrical switches or circuit breakers.

Haas, Edwin Gerard; Beauman, Ronald; Palo, Jr., Stefan

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A NOR/inverter logic gate circuit and a flip flop circuit implemented with superconducting flux flow transistors (SFFTs) are disclosed. Both circuits comprise two SFFTs with feedback lines. They have extremely low power dissipation, very high switching speeds, and the ability to interface between Josephson junction superconductor circuits and conventional microelectronics. 8 figs.

Hietala, V.M.; Martens, J.S.; Zipperian, T.E.

1995-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A NOR/inverter logic gate circuit and a flip flop circuit implemented with superconducting flux flow transistors (SFFTs). Both circuits comprise two SFFTs with feedback lines. They have extremely low power dissipation, very high switching speeds, and the ability to interface between Josephson junction superconductor circuits and conventional microelectronics.

Hietala, Vincent M. (Placitas, NM); Martens, Jon S. (Sunnyvale, CA); Zipperian, Thomas E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparator-based switched-capacitor pipelined analog-to-digital converter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A new comparator-based switched-capacitor(CBSC) technique is proposed that eliminates the need for high gain op-amps in switched-capacitor circuits. The CBSC technique replaces the op-amp in switched-capacitor circuits ...

Fiorenza, John Kenneth, 1977-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid state switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solid state switch, with reverse conducting thyristors, is designed to operate at 20 kV hold-off voltage, 1,500 A peak, 1.0 [mu]s pulsewidth, and 4,500 pps, to replace thyratrons. The solid state switch is more reliable, more economical, and more easily repaired. The switch includes a stack of circuit card assemblies, a magnetic assist and a trigger chassis. Each circuit card assembly contains a reverse conducting thyristor, a resistor capacitor network, and triggering circuitry. 6 figs.

Merritt, B.T.; Dreifuerst, G.R.

1994-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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OPTIMIZATION OF COMMINUTION CIRCUIT THROUGHPUT AND PRODUCT SIZE DISTRIBUTION BY SIMULATION AND CONTROL  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The goal of this project is to improve the energy efficiency of industrial crushing and grinding operations (comminution). Mathematical models of the comminution process are being used to study methods for optimizing the product size distribution, so that the amount of excessively fine material produced can be minimized. This will save energy by reducing the amount of material that is ground to below the target size, and will also reduce the quantity of material wasted as slimes that are too fine to be useful. This will be accomplished by: (1) modeling alternative circuit arrangements to determine methods for minimizing overgrinding, and (2) determining whether new technologies, such as high-pressure roll crushing, can be used to alter particle breakage behavior to minimize fines production. In the first quarter of this project, work was completed on a basic comminution model that will be used to carry out the subsequent project tasks. This phase of the work was supported by the Electric Power Research Institute, as their cost-share contribution to the project. The model has been implemented as an Excel spreadsheet, which has the advantage of being a very portable format that can be made widely available to the industry once the project is completed.

S.K. Kawatra; T.C. Eisele; H.J. Walqui

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Insertion HVDC Circuit Breaker: Magnetically Pulsed Hybrid Breaker for HVDC Power Distribution Protection  

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GENI Project: General Atomics is developing a direct current (DC) circuit breaker that could protect the grid from faults 100 times faster than its alternating current (AC) counterparts. Circuit breakers are critical elements in any electrical system. At the grid level, their main function is to isolate parts of the grid where a fault has occurred—such as a downed power line or a transformer explosion—from the rest of the system. DC circuit breakers must interrupt the system during a fault much faster than AC circuit breakers to prevent possible damage to cables, converters and other grid-level components. General Atomics’ high-voltage DC circuit breaker would react in less than 1/1,000th of a second to interrupt current during a fault, preventing potential hazards to people and equipment.

None

2012-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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TONAK: A Distributed Low-latency and Scalable Optical Switch Architecture  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Simulations results for a 128-port switch show high throughput and low average packet latency for offered loads of up to 75%, while achieving an energy efficiency of 50pJ/bit. Introduction The ever-growing demand for cloud-based services and high-performance computing is posing major challenges

Yoo, S. J. Ben

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Multiobjective optimal placement of switches and protective devices in electric power distribution systems using ant colony optimization  

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This paper presents a multiobjective optimization methodology to optimally place switches and protective devices in electric power distribution networks. Identifying the type and location of them is a combinatorial optimization problem described by a nonlinear and nondifferential function. The multiobjective ant colony optimization (MACO) has been applied to this problem to minimize the total cost while simultaneously minimize two distribution network reliability indices including system average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) and system interruption duration index (SAIDI). Actual distribution feeders are used in the tests, and test results have shown that the algorithm can determine the set of optimal nondominated solutions. It allows the utility to obtain the optimal type and location of devices to achieve the best system reliability with the lowest cost.

Wiwat Tippachon; Dulpichet Rerkpreedapong

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Circuit breaker lockout device  

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An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker.

Kozlowski, Lawrence J. (New Kensington, PA); Shirey, Lawrence A. (North Huntingdon, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

Circuit breaker lockout device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker. 2 figs.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1992-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

47

Circuit breaker lockout device  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin is installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

48

Electrical Circuit Tester  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrical circuit testing device is provided, comprising a case, a digital voltage level testing circuit with a display means, a switch to initiate measurement using the device, a non-shorting switching means for selecting pre-determined electrical wiring configurations to be tested in an outlet, a terminal block, a five-pole electrical plug mounted on the case surface and a set of adapters that can be used for various multiple-pronged electrical outlet configurations for voltages from 100 600 VAC from 50 100 Hz.

Love, Frank (Amarillo, TX)

2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

49

Thermionic converter in load-switching mode  

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An electrical equivalent circuit is proposed for a thermionic electrogenerating element. It is suitable for calculation of transients in load-switching mode. Formulas are given for estimating circuit parameters. A sample numerical calculation is given for the transient between no-load and short-circuit regimes. The results may be employed to identify experimental data in the frequency domain.

Mendel'baum, M.A.; Es'kov, V.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

50

The Study on Phase-Control of Vacuum Circuit Breaker for Electric Railway Substation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Through analyzing the points of the vacuum circuit breaker with permanent magnet mechanism, which is high accuracy in the switching time (that means the phase accuracy when switching on or switching off the ci...

Jie Bai; KeLiang Shu; XiaoDong Tan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, VOL. 5, NO. 2, MARCH/APRIL 1999 261 The AMOEBA Switch: An Optoelectronic Switch  

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The AMOEBA Switch: An Optoelectronic Switch for Multiprocessor Networking Using Dense-WDM Ashok V- cessor optoelectronic bit-sliced arrayed (AMOEBA) crossbar switch. The AMOEBA switch addresses directly onto silicon VLSI circuits. Optoelectronic-VLSI technology is used to integrate the switch fabric

Ford, Joseph E.

52

An investigation of irregular switching in three phase adjustable speed motor drives without neutral connection  

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Phase Model 9 One Cycle of Reference Current 17 10 Effect of Magnitude of E on Current Slope 18 11 Effect of Back EMF on Switching with Zero Degree Phase difference with Reference Current . 19 12 Effect of Back EMF on Switching with Ninety Degree... Phase Switching with Unacceptable Phase Inductance 37 25 Three Phase Switching with unacceptable Back EMF 38 26 Circuit Configuration during iVull Switching States 41 27 Three Phase Switching without Null Switching State . 47 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION...

Arefeen, Shamsal

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

53

Optical Switch  

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seven wonders Optical Switch A key component in the laser chain, an optical switch called a plasma electrode Pockels cell (PEPC), was invented and developed at LLNL. A Pockels cell...

54

2012 SG Peer Review - Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor & Faulted Circuit Indicator System for Underground Assets - Jason Wilson, On-Ramp Wireless  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor for Underground Assets Jason Wilson On-Ramp Wireless June 7, 2012 December 2008 Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor for Underground Assets Objective Life-cycle Funding Summary ($K) Prior to FY 12 FY12, authorized FY13, requested Out-year(s) $1,046 $580 $39 $0 Technical Scope Develop and demonstrate a wireless network solution for distribution automation, including fault circuit indicators and transformer monitoring, capable of secure and reliable communication with below ground and hard to reach utility assets at a TCO that is commercially viable for utilities to deploy at large scale. Enable utilities throughout the US to improve critical grid reliability metrics including SAIDI. * Conceptual design and trade studies including sensor system interfaces, augmenting FCI with

55

Nanophotonic quantum phase switch with a single atom  

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In analogy to transistors in classical electronic circuits, a quantum optical switch is an important element of quantum circuits and quantum networks. Operated at the fundamental limit where a single quantum of light or matter controls another field or material system, it may enable fascinating applications such as long-distance quantum communication, distributed quantum information processing and metrology, and the exploration of novel quantum states of matter. Here, by strongly coupling a photon to a single atom trapped in the near field of a nanoscale photonic crystal cavity, we realize a system where a single atom switches the phase of a photon, and a single photon modifies the atom's phase. We experimentally demonstrate an atom-induced optical phase shift that is nonlinear at the two-photon level, a photon number router that separates individual photons and photon pairs into different output modes, and a single-photon switch where a single "gate" photon controls the propagation of a subsequent probe fiel...

Tiecke, T G; de Leon, N P; Liu, L R; Vuleti?, V; Lukin, M D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

Hybrid high direct current circuit interrupter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A device and a method are disclosed for interrupting very high direct currents (greater than 100,000 amperes) and simultaneously blocking high voltages (greater than 600 volts). The device utilizes a mechanical switch to carry very high currents continuously with low loss and a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) to bypass the current around the mechanical switch while its contacts are separating. A commutation circuit, connected in parallel with the SCR, turns off the SCR by utilizing a resonant circuit to divert the SCR current after the switch opens. 7 figs.

Rockot, J.H.; Mikesell, H.E.; Jha, K.N.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

57

Hybrid high direct current circuit interrupter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A device and a method for interrupting very high direct currents (greater than 100,000 amperes) and simultaneously blocking high voltages (greater than 600 volts). The device utilizes a mechanical switch to carry very high currents continuously with low loss and a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) to bypass the current around the mechanical switch while its contacts are separating. A commutation circuit, connected in parallel with the SCR, turns off the SCR by utilizing a resonant circuit to divert the SCR current after the switch opens.

Rockot, Joseph H. (N. Huntingdon, PA); Mikesell, Harvey E. (McMurray, PA); Jha, Kamal N. (Bethel Park, PA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1993-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

59

Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the repsective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, Lawrence J. (New Kensington, PA); Shirey, Lawrence A. (North Huntingdon, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

60

Lookout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Switch level optimization for CMOS circuits.  

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??In this report, 'Input vs Path Matrix 'Techique' and 'Node vs Input Matrix Technique' techniques for reducing transistor count in the pull-up and the pull-down… (more)

Chugh, Pankaj Pravinkumar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

Switch level optimization for CMOS circuits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Are No there any common inputs? YES Make an Input Vs Node-Node matrix Start with any node and designate it as nl List the paths between nl and the adjacent node(an). Compare the paths between Pnl-an, Pan-n3, Pan-nd, . . . . Arrange all the nodes... Are No there any common inputs? YES Make an Input Vs Node-Node matrix Start with any node and designate it as nl List the paths between nl and the adjacent node(an). Compare the paths between Pnl-an, Pan-n3, Pan-nd, . . . . Arrange all the nodes...

Chugh, Pankaj Pravinkumar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

63

Printed Circuits  

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... a leading contributor to the technology of printed circuits, and the inventor of the printed foil technique now in general use.

J. C. CLULEY

1959-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

64

Base drive circuit for a four-terminal power Darlington  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high power switching circuit which utilizes a four-terminal Darlington transistor block to improve switching speed, particularly in rapid turn-off. Two independent reverse drive currents are utilized during turn off in order to expel the minority carriers of the Darlington pair at their own charge sweep-out rate. The reverse drive current may be provided by a current transformer, the secondary of which is tapped to the base terminal of the power stage of the Darlington block. In one application, the switching circuit is used in each power switching element in a chopper-inverter drive of an electric vehicle propulsion system.

Lee, Fred C. (Blacksburg, VA); Carter, Roy A. (Salem, VA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

Integrated optical switching using titanium nitride micro electromechanical systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis reports an integrated optical wavelength specific switching device for applications in optical integrated circuits (OICs) based on micro electromechanical systems (MEMS). The device consists of a ring resonator ...

Takahashi, Satoshi, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Sequential power-up circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A sequential power-up circuit for starting several electrical load elements in series to avoid excessive current surge, comprising a voltage ramp generator and a set of voltage comparators, each comparator having a different reference voltage and interfacing with a switch that is capable of turning on one of the load elements. As the voltage rises, it passes the reference voltages one at a time and causes the switch corresponding to that voltage to turn on its load element. The ramp is turned on and off by a single switch or by a logic-level electrical signal. The ramp rate for turning on the load element is relatively slow and the rate for turning the elements off is relatively fast. Optionally, the duration of each interval of time between the turning on of the load elements is programmable. 2 figs.

Kronberg, J.W.

1992-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

67

Snubber circuit designed for electric car drive system  

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This article presents a method to develop the speed-controller dc-motor chopper drive system by using mosfet as the switching drive for motor speed control. The switching current during ton state, and toff state of the mosfet can cause power ... Keywords: chopper, electric drive, mosfet, parallel connected, power dissipation, snubber circuit

Sakrawee Raweekul

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Efficient Switches for Solar Power Conversion: Four Quadrant GaN Switch Enabled Three Phase Grid-Tied Microinverters  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Solar ADEPT Project: Transphorm is developing power switches for new types of inverters that improve the efficiency and reliability of converting energy from solar panels into useable electricity for the grid. Transistors act as fast switches and control the electrical energy that flows in an electrical circuit. Turning a transistor off opens the circuit and stops the flow of electrical current; turning it on closes the circuit and allows electrical current to flow. In this way a transistor can be used to convert DC from a solar panel into AC for use in a home. Transphorm’s transistors will enable a single semiconductor device to switch electrical currents at high-voltage in both directions—making the inverter more compact and reliable. Transphorm is using Gallium Nitride (GaN) as a semiconductor material in its transistors instead of silicon, which is used in most conventional transistors, because GaN transistors have lower losses at higher voltages and switching frequencies.

None

2012-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

69

Application and field experience of a digital substation switch  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

There has been an increase in the use of solid-state, microprocessor-based relays, fault recorders, meters, and programmable controllers; in transmission and distribution substations. These devices can be remotely interrogated or programmed, and can send reports back to a host computer through their RS-232 communications ports. These devices use a wide variety of communications software and protocols. Because these devices can be located in the substation yard, induced surges and voltages can be present on the communication lines. This can impair the ability to communicate over RS-232 lines, and even cause equipment damage. In addition. the distance from the control house to the substation yard can limit the use of standard RS-232 protocol. For greater system economy, several devices must use the same communications channel. This requires a means of reliably connecting several devices to the incoming and outgoing communications circuits. This paper describes a digital substation switch (DSS) that was designed for this application, and its initial installation and field experience at Savannah Electric. The DSS connects various meters, transmission relays, and distribution relays to PCs in remote locations through a voice-grade telephone circuit. In this application, the DSS uses a fiber loop to communicate with the devices in the substation yard.

Spain, R.; Fodero, K.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

70

Parallel Algorithms for Time and Frequency Domain Circuit Simulation  

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solution to circuit simulation besides the known application of distributed-memory clustered computing platforms, which provides abundant hardware computing resources. This research addresses the limitations of traditional serial circuit simulations...

Dong, Wei

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

71

Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A commutation circuit for a high voltage DC circuit breaker incorporates a resistor capacitor combination and a charging circuit connected to the main breaker, such that a commutating capacitor is discharged in opposition to the load current to force the current in an arc after breaker opening to zero to facilitate arc interruption. In a particular embodiment, a normally open commutating circuit is connected across the contacts of a main DC circuit breaker to absorb the inductive system energy trapped by breaker opening and to limit recovery voltages to a level tolerable by the commutating circuit components. 13 figs.

Premerlani, W.J.

1981-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

72

Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A commutation circuit for a high voltage DC circuit breaker incorporates a resistor capacitor combination and a charging circuit connected to the main breaker, such that a commutating capacitor is discharged in opposition to the load current to force the current in an arc after breaker opening to zero to facilitate arc interruption. In a particular embodiment, a normally open commutating circuit is connected across the contacts of a main DC circuit breaker to absorb the inductive system energy trapped by breaker opening and to limit recovery voltages to a level tolerable by the commutating circuit components.

Premerlani, William J. (Scotia, NY)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Latching micro optical switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical switch reliably maintains its on or off state even when subjected to environments where the switch is bumped or otherwise moved. In addition, the optical switch maintains its on or off state indefinitely without requiring external power. External power is used only to transition the switch from one state to the other. The optical switch is configured with a fixed optical fiber and a movable optical fiber. The movable optical fiber is guided by various actuators in conjunction with a latching mechanism that configure the switch in one position that corresponds to the on state and in another position that corresponds to the off state.

Garcia, Ernest J; Polosky, Marc A

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

74

digital circuit patch bay  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A patch bay in which low-level digital data circuits may be patched, monitored, and tested. Note: The digital circuit patch bay may be either (a) a...See also circuit ...

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Triggered plasma opening switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A triggerable opening switch for a very high voltage and current pulse includes a transmission line extending from a source to a load and having an intermediate switch section including a plasma for conducting electrons between transmission line conductors and a magnetic field for breaking the plasma conduction path and magnetically insulating the electrons when it is desired to open the switch.

Mendel, Clifford W. (Albuquerque, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Lumped thermal model for switched reluctance motor applied to mechanical design optimization  

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Switched reluctance motors (SRM) are attracting much attention because of their special advantages. Generated heat, due to losses, can reduce the life time of SRMs. Therefore, taking into account thermal modeling helps to improve their performance and ... Keywords: Conduction, Convection, Motor losses, Optimal design, Switched reluctance motor, Thermal equivalent circuit

Hossein Rouhani; Jawad Faiz; Caro Lucas

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Low Power Photomultiplier Tube Circuit And Method Thereor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrical circuit for a photomultiplier tube (PMT) is disclosed that reduces power consumption to a point where the PMT may be powered for extended periods with a battery. More specifically, the invention concerns a PMT circuit comprising a low leakage switch and a high voltage capacitor positioned between a resistive divider and each of the PMT dynodes, and a low power control scheme for recharging the capacitors.

Bochenski, Edwin B. (Tracy, CA); Skinner, Jack L. (Brentwood, CA); Dentinger, Paul M. (Sunol, CA); Lindblom, Scott C. (Tracy, CA)

2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

78

Universal Quantum Circuits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We define and construct efficient depth-universal and almost-size-universal quantum circuits. Such circuits can be viewed as general-purpose simulators for central classes of quantum circuits and can be used to capture the computational power of the circuit class being simulated. For depth we construct universal circuits whose depth is the same order as the circuits being simulated. For size, there is a log factor blow-up in the universal circuits constructed here. We prove that this construction is nearly optimal.

Debajyoti Bera; Stephen Fenner; Frederic Green; Steve Homer

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

79

Digit switch evaluations and capillary IPA (isopropyl alcohol) study  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Capillary flow of isopropyl alcohol under the wire insulation of an eleven-wire cable dissolved trapped flux from the pretinning and soldering operations and caused it to deposit on the circuit board inside a digit switch. Conformal coatings were successful in sealing the wire insulation gap to prevent solvent flow. 16 figs., 2 tabs.

Mizik, P.M.; Kibalo, E.F.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Effective switching frequency multiplier inverter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A switching frequency multiplier inverter for low inductance machines that uses parallel connection of switches and each switch is independently controlled according to a pulse width modulation scheme. The effective switching frequency is multiplied by the number of switches connected in parallel while each individual switch operates within its limit of switching frequency. This technique can also be used for other power converters such as DC/DC, AC/DC converters.

Su, Gui-Jia (Oak Ridge, TN); Peng, Fang Z. (Okemos, MI)

2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Thermally actuated thermionic switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thermally actuated thermionic switch which responds to an increase of temperature by changing from a high impedance to a low impedance at a predictable temperature set point. The switch has a bistable operation mode switching only on temperature increases. The thermionic material may be a metal which is liquid at the desired operation temperature and held in matrix in a graphite block reservoir, and which changes state (ionizes, for example) so as to be electrically conductive at a desired temperature.

Barrus, D.M.; Shires, C.D.

1982-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

82

Short flux paths optimize the efficiency of a 5-phase switched reluctance drive  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A new configuration of switched reluctance drive is proposed in which the windings of a 5-phase motor are configured to encourage short flux paths within the motor. The 5-phase prototype motor can be fed from a new power converter which uses only six switching devices in a shared switch configuration. Experimental results demonstrate that the 5-phase prototype achieves higher efficiency than prior arc switched reluctance and induction drives constructed in the same frame size, and with the benefit of the new electronic circuit it is very cost effective.

Michaelides, A.; Pollock, C. [Univ. of Warwick, Coventry (United Kingdom). Dept. of Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

83

Piezoelectric drive circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A piezoelectric motor drive circuit is provided which utilizes the piezoelectric elements as oscillators and a Meacham half-bridge approach to develop feedback from the motor ground circuit to produce a signal to drive amplifiers to power the motor. The circuit automatically compensates for shifts in harmonic frequency of the piezoelectric elements due to pressure and temperature changes. 7 figs.

Treu, C.A. Jr.

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

84

Piezoelectric drive circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A piezoelectric motor drive circuit is provided which utilizes the piezoelectric elements as oscillators and a Meacham half-bridge approach to develop feedback from the motor ground circuit to produce a signal to drive amplifiers to power the motor. The circuit automatically compensates for shifts in harmonic frequency of the piezoelectric elements due to pressure and temperature changes.

Treu, Jr., Charles A. (Raymore, MO)

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

85

First order switched-capacitor building blocks for analog circuits  

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of the stray sensitive configuration with V3 connected to V and V2 grounded . C 1 =4 . 5 91 nF 0 C3=255. 4pP, and C4=14. 7nF. 32 15 Magnitude response of the stray sensitive configuration with V3 connected to VO and Vl grounded. Cp4. 591nF, C3=255. 4p... capacitor, stray sensitive configuration with Vl connected to V , V2 grounded and C4 in parallel with C5. . . . . . 56 0 30 Phase response of the integrated version of the common capacitor, stray sensitive configuration with V connected to V, V grounded...

Nguyen, Liem Thanh

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

86

Computation of blocking probability for large circuit switched networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of grade of service, simpler transport (which implies energy saving) and better suitability for multimedia of choice for this purpose since 1964 [5]. EFPA decouples the network into independent server groups (links), and considers the traffic on each link to follow a Poisson process independent traffic on other links. At each

Wong, Eric Wing-Ming

87

Computation of blocking probability for large circuit switched networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Department, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PRC. The Poisson and independence assumptions of grade of service, simpler transport (which implies energy saving) and better suitability for multimedia of choice for this purpose since 1964 [5]. EFPA decouples the network into independent server groups (links

Zukerman, Moshe

88

Detection of switching events in the circuits using wavelet decomposition  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to the detection of fault occurrence in the power transmission system. The numerical results concerning 400kV power transmission line are presented and discussed in the paper. 1 INTRODUCTION The recognition and localization somewhere in the line through the unknown, possibly very high resistance. 2 WAVELET DECOMPOSITION

Osowski, Stanislaw

89

An Optoelectronic Multi-Terabit CMOS Switch Core for Local Area Networks Honglin Wu, Amir Gourgy, and Ted H. Szymanski  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 An Optoelectronic Multi-Terabit CMOS Switch Core for Local Area Networks Honglin Wu, Amir Gourgy@grads.ece.mcmaster.ca, and teds@mail.ece.mcmaster.ca Abstract Optoelectronic integrated circuits can support thousands of an integrated optoelectronic CMOS crossbar switch to interconnect approx. 128 parallel fiber ribbon optical

Szymanski, Ted

90

Photoconductive switch package  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A photoconductive switch is formed of a substrate that has a central portion of SiC or other photoconductive material and an outer portion of cvd-diamond or other suitable material surrounding the central portion. Conducting electrodes are formed on opposed sides of the substrate, with the electrodes extending beyond the central portion and the edges of the electrodes lying over the outer portion. Thus any high electric fields produced at the edges of the electrodes lie outside of and do not affect the central portion, which is the active switching element. Light is transmitted through the outer portion to the central portion to actuate the switch.

Ca[rasp, George J

2013-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Determination of the Energy Required to Operate a Single Molecule Switch Ch. Loppacher,1,* M. Guggisberg,1  

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drastically reduces the run time by battery. Currently, a solid state transistor can be switched with less dissipated by a molecular electronic circuit compared to the actual solid state integrated circuits less than 100 10ÿ21 J, which is 4 orders of magnitude lower than state-of-the-art transistors. DOI: 10

Gimzewski, James

92

Distribution capacitor automation that controls voltage and saves energy  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Electric Distribution Business Line of Southern California Edison Company (SCE) has begun a program to improve the distribution system operations and electrical efficiency. The program, called the Distribution System Efficiency Enhancement Program (DSEEP), consists of five principal projects: Automated Switching, Circuit Lock-Out Alarming, Substation Monitoring and Control, Outage Management, and Distribution Capacitor Automation Project (DCAP). DCAP is the largest and most sophisticated of the projects being implemented. The project takes advantage of fine-tuning customer voltages for conservation voltage regulation (CVR) benefits as well as minimizes line losses by reducing unnecessary reactive power flow. DCAP can also help to increase transmission line and substation capacity by improving system power factor. The DCAP system takes advantage of the distributed processing capability of meters, capacitor controllers, radios, and substation processors. DCAP uses two-way packet radios and new electronic meters that read real-time customer voltages as well as energy consumption. The radios transmit customer meter voltage information and capacitor status to substation processors, where a control algorithm runs to determine which capacitors should be turned on or off. The objective of DCAP is to reduce over-all net energy transfer from the substation to the customer and meet system VAR requirements. SCE has tested the system on 66 circuit capacitors (including 3 substation capacitors) on 18 circuits served from two substations. The positive results of the DCAP demonstrations has led to an aggressive roll-out plan for system-wide implementation of automating over 7600 switched capacitors by year-end 1995.

Williams, B.R.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

93

Plasmonic enhanced ultrafast switch.  

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Ultrafast electronic switches fabricated from defective material have been used for several decades in order to produce picosecond electrical transients and TeraHertz radiation. Due to the ultrashort recombination time in the photoconductor materials used, these switches are inefficient and are ultimately limited by the amount of optical power that can be applied to the switch before self-destruction. The goal of this work is to create ultrafast (sub-picosecond response) photoconductive switches on GaAs that are enhanced through plasmonic coupling structures. Here, the plasmonic coupler primarily plays the role of being a radiation condenser which will cause carriers to be generated adjacent to metallic electrodes where they can more efficiently be collected.

Subramania,Ganapathi Subramanian; Reno, John Louis; Passmore, Brandon Scott; Harris, Tom.; Shaner, Eric Arthur; Barrick, Todd A.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

An optical switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention is a gas mixture for a diffuse discharge switch having an electron attaching gas wherein electron attachment is brought about by indirect excitation of molecules to long live states by exposure to laser light. 3 figs.

Christophorou, L.G.; Hunter, S.R.

1987-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

95

Cygnus PFL Switch Jitter  

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The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two identical radiographic sources: Cygnus 1 and Cygnus 2. Each source has the following X-ray output: 1-mm diameter spot size, 4 rads at 1 m, 50-ns full-widthhalf-maximum. The diode pulse has the following electrical specifications: 2.25 MV, 60 kA, 60 ns. This Radiographic Facility is located in an underground tunnel test area at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The sources were developed to produce high-resolution images on subcritical tests performed at NTS. Subcritical tests are single-shot, high-value events. For this application, it is desirable to maintain a high level of reproducibility in source output. The major components of the Cygnus machines are Marx generator, water-filled pulse forming line (PFL), water-filled coaxial transmission line, threecell inductive voltage adder, and rod-pinch diode. A primary source of fluctuation in Cygnus shot-to-shot performance may be jitter in breakdown of the main PFL switch, which is a “self-break” switch. The PFL switch breakdown time determines the peak PFL charging voltage, which ultimately affects the source X-ray spectrum and dose. Therefore, PFL switch jitter may contribute to shot-to-shot variation in these parameters, which are crucial to radiographic quality. In this paper we will present PFL switch jitter analysis for both Cygnus machines and present the correlation with dose. For this analysis, the PFL switch on each machine was maintained at a single gap setting, which has been used for the majority of shots at NTS. In addition the PFL switch performance for one larger switch gap setting will be examined.

C. Mitton, G. Corrow, M. Hansen, D. Henderson, et al.

2007-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

96

Cygnus Water Switch Jitter  

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The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two identical radiographic sources - Cygnus 1 and Cygnus 2. Each source has the following x-ray output: 1-mm diameter spot size, 4 rad at 1 m, 50-ns Full Width Half Max. The diode pulse has the following electrical specifications: 2.25 MV, 60 kA, 60 ns. This Radiographic Facility is located in an underground tunnel test area at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The sources were developed to produce high-resolution images on subcritical tests which are performed at NTS. Subcritical tests are single-shot, high-value events. For this application, it is desirable to maintain a high level of reproducibility in source output. The major components of the Cygnus machines are: Marx generator, water-filled pulse–forming line (PFL), water-filled coaxial transmission line, three-cell inductive voltage adder, and rod-pinch diode. A primary source of fluctuation in Cygnus shot-to-shot performance is jitter in breakdown of the main PFL switch, which is a “self-break” switch. The PFL switch breakdown time determines the peak PFL charging voltage, which ultimately affects the diode pulse. Therefore, PFL switch jitter contributes to shot-to-shot variation in source endpoint energy and dose. In this paper we will present PFL switch jitter analysis for both Cygnus machines and give the correlation with diode performance. For this analysis the PFL switch on each machine was maintained at a single gap setting which has been used for the majority of shots at NTS. In addition to this analysis, PFL switch performance for different switch gap settings taken recently will be examined. Lastly, implications of source jitter for radiographic diagnosis of subcritical shots will be discussed.

Charles V. Mitton, George D. Corrow, Mark D. Hansen, David J. Henderson, et al.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

SEP Success Story: Louisiana Company Makes Switch to CNG, Helps Transform Local Fuel Supplies  

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A Shreveport, Louisiana, company is switching to a locally-produced, cleaner source of fuel and helping other distribution fleets do the same. Learn more.

98

Virtual Circuits (OSCARS)  

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Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) ESnet's On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS) provides multi-domain, high-bandwidth virtual circuits that guarantee end-to-end network data transfer performance. Originally a research concept, OSCARS has grown into a robust production service. Currently

99

A radiation hard vacuum switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A vacuum switch with an isolated trigger probe which is not directly connected to the switching electrodes. The vacuum switch within the plasmatron is triggered by plasma expansion initiated by the trigger probe which travels through an opening to reach the vacuum switch elements. The plasma arc created is directed by the opening to the space between the anode and cathode of the vacuum switch to cause conduction. 3 figs.

Boettcher, G.E.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

100

Regenerative feedback resonant circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A regenerative feedback resonant circuit for measuring a transient response in a loop is disclosed. The circuit includes an amplifier for generating a signal in the loop. The circuit further includes a resonator having a resonant cavity and a material located within the cavity. The signal sent into the resonator produces a resonant frequency. A variation of the resonant frequency due to perturbations in electromagnetic properties of the material is measured.

Jones, A. Mark; Kelly, James F.; McCloy, John S.; McMakin, Douglas L.

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Plasma Switch for High-Power Active Pulse Compressor  

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Results are presented from experiments carried out at the Naval Research Laboratory X-band magnicon facility on a two-channel X-band active RF pulse compressor that employed plasma switches. Experimental evidence is shown to validate the basic goals of the project, which include: simultaneous firing of plasma switches in both channels of the RF circuit, operation of quasi-optical 3-dB hybrid directional coupler coherent superposition of RF compressed pulses from both channels, and operation of the X-band magnicon directly in the RF pulse compressor. For incident 1.2 ?s pulses in the range 0.63 ? 1.35 MW, compressed pulses of peak powers 5.7 ? 11.3 MW were obtained, corresponding to peak power gain ratios of 8.3 ? 9.3. Insufficient bakeout and conditioning of the high-power RF circuit prevented experiments from being conducted at higher RF input power levels.

Hirshfield, Jay L. [Omega-P, Inc.] [Omega-P, Inc.

2013-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

102

Influence of different illumination profiles on the on-state resistances of silicon carbide photoconductive semiconductor switches  

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Characteristics of a silicon-carbide (SiC) photoconductive switch under different illumination profiles are presented. We triggered a V-doped semi-insulated 6H-SiC switch with lateral geometry using a laser beam of 532-nm wavelength. Photoconductivity tests for different spot profiles and locations show that such switches achieve a minimum on-state resistance when the switching gap is illuminated. The differences between on-state resistances are small for various partial illuminations of the switching gap. Semiconductor modeling is used to simulate the electric field and current profiles for different partial illuminations. The simulation results show poor on-state switch performance when partially illuminated. Based on these results, a more revealing circuit model for the switch matches well with experimental results for partial illuminations.

Wang, Langning, E-mail: wanglangning@126.com; Xun, Tao; Yang, Hanwu; Liu, Jinliang; Zhang, Yu [College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)] [College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

103

Compensated gain control circuit for buck regulator command charge circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A buck regulator command charge circuit includes a compensated-gain control signal for compensating for changes in the component values in order to achieve optimal voltage regulation. The compensated-gain control circuit includes an automatic-gain control circuit for generating a variable-gain control signal. The automatic-gain control circuit is formed of a precision rectifier circuit, a filter network, an error amplifier, and an integrator circuit.

Barrett, David M. (Albuquerque, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Compensated gain control circuit for buck regulator command charge circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A buck regulator command charge circuit includes a compensated-gain control signal for compensating for changes in the component values in order to achieve optimal voltage regulation. The compensated-gain control circuit includes an automatic-gain control circuit for generating a variable-gain control signal. The automatic-gain control circuit is formed of a precision rectifier circuit, a filter network, an error amplifier, and an integrator circuit. 5 figs.

Barrett, D.M.

1996-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

105

Switching power pulse system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A switching system for delivering pulses of power from a source to a load using a storage capacitor charged through a rectifier, and maintained charged to a reference voltage level by a transistor switch and voltage comparator. A thyristor is triggered to discharge the storage capacitor through a saturable reactor and fractional turn saturable transformer having a secondary to primary turn ratio N of n:l/n = n[sup 2]. The saturable reactor functions as a soaker'' while the thyristor reaches saturation, and then switches to a low impedance state. The saturable transformer functions as a switching transformer with high impedance while a load coupling capacitor charges, and then switches to a low impedance state to dump the charge of the storage capacitor into the load through the coupling capacitor. The transformer is comprised of a multilayer core having two secondary windings tightly wound and connected in parallel to add their output voltage and reduce output inductance, and a number of single turn windings connected in parallel at nodes for the primary winding, each single turn winding linking a different one of the layers of the multilayer core. The load may be comprised of a resistive beampipe for a linear particle accelerator and capacitance of a pulse forming network. To hold off discharge of the capacitance until it is fully charged, a saturable core is provided around the resistive beampipe to isolate the beampipe from the capacitance until it is fully charged. 5 figs.

Aaland, K.

1983-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

106

Quantum Circuits Architecture  

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We present a method for optimizing quantum circuits architecture. The method is based on the notion of "quantum comb", which describes a circuit board in which one can insert variable subcircuits. The method allows one to efficiently address novel kinds of quantum information processing tasks, such as storing-retrieving, and cloning of channels.

Giulio Chiribella; Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano; Paolo Perinotti

2007-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

107

Modeling of the Voltage Waves in the LHC Main Dipole Circuits  

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When a fast power abort is triggered in the LHC main dipole chain, voltage transients are generated at the output of the power converter and across the energy-extraction switches. The voltage waves propagate through the chain of 154 superconducting dipoles and can have undesired effects leading to spurious triggering of the quench protection system and firing of the quench heaters. The phase velocity of the waves travelling along the chain changes due to the inhomogeneous AC behavior of the dipoles. Furthermore, complex phenomena of reflection and superposition are present in the circuit. For these reasons analytical calculations are not sufficient for properly analyzing the circuit behavior after a fast power abort. The transients following the switch-off of the power converter and the opening of the switches are analyzed by means of a complete electrical model, developed with the Cadence© suite (PSpice© based). The model comprises all the electrical components of the circuit, additional components simula...

Ravaioli, E; Formenti, F; Steckert, J; Thiesen, H; Verweij, A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Online circuit breaker monitoring system  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

inspection and maintenance of the circuit breakers. An automated online circuit breaker monitoring system is proposed to monitor condition, operation and status of high and medium voltage circuit breakers. By tracking equipment condition, this system could...

Djekic, Zarko

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

109

Online circuit breaker monitoring system  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

inspection and maintenance of the circuit breakers. An automated online circuit breaker monitoring system is proposed to monitor condition, operation and status of high and medium voltage circuit breakers. By tracking equipment condition, this system could...

Djekic, Zarko

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

110

Microfabricated triggered vacuum switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A microfabricated vacuum switch is disclosed which includes a substrate upon which an anode, cathode and trigger electrode are located. A cover is sealed over the substrate under vacuum to complete the vacuum switch. In some embodiments of the present invention, a metal cover can be used in place of the trigger electrode on the substrate. Materials used for the vacuum switch are compatible with high vacuum, relatively high temperature processing. These materials include molybdenum, niobium, copper, tungsten, aluminum and alloys thereof for the anode and cathode. Carbon in the form of graphitic carbon, a diamond-like material, or carbon nanotubes can be used in the trigger electrode. Channels can be optionally formed in the substrate to mitigate against surface breakdown.

Roesler, Alexander W. (Tijeras, NM); Schare, Joshua M. (Albuquerque, NM); Bunch, Kyle (Albuquerque, NM)

2010-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

111

Switching power supply  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention is a repratable capacitor charging, switching power supply. A ferrite transformer steps up a dc input. The transformer primary is in a full bridge configuration utilizing power MOSFETs as the bridge switches. The transformer secondary is fed into a high voltage, full wave rectifier whose output is connected directly to the energy storage capacitor. The transformer is designed to provide adequate leakage inductance to limit capacitor current. The MOSFETs are switched to the variable frequency from 20 to 50 kHz to charge a capacitor from 0.6 kV. The peak current in a transformer primary and secondary is controlled by increasing the pulse width as the capacitor charges. A digital ripple counter counts pulses and after a preselected desired number is reached an up-counter is clocked.

Mihalka, A.M.

1984-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

112

Definition: Automated Feeder And Line Switching | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Automated Feeder And Line Switching Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Feeder And Line Switching Automated feeder and line switching is realized through automatic isolation and reconfiguration of faulted segments of distribution feeders or transmission lines via sensors, controls, switches, and communications systems. These devices can operate autonomously in response to local events or in response to signals from a central control system.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, transmission line References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Functions' An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Automated_Feeder_And_Line_Switching&oldid=480562"

113

Sensor readout detector circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A sensor readout detector circuit is disclosed that is capable of detecting sensor signals down to a few nanoamperes or less in a high (microampere) background noise level. The circuit operates at a very low standby power level and is triggerable by a sensor event signal that is above a predetermined threshold level. A plurality of sensor readout detector circuits can be formed on a substrate as an integrated circuit (IC). These circuits can operate to process data from an array of sensors in parallel, with only data from active sensors being processed for digitization and analysis. This allows the IC to operate at a low power level with a high data throughput for the active sensors. The circuit may be used with many different types of sensors, including photodetectors, capacitance sensors, chemically-sensitive sensors or combinations thereof to provide a capability for recording transient events or for recording data for a predetermined period of time following an event trigger. The sensor readout detector circuit has applications for portable or satellite-based sensor systems. 6 figs.

Chu, D.D.; Thelen, D.C. Jr.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

114

Sensor readout detector circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A sensor readout detector circuit is disclosed that is capable of detecting sensor signals down to a few nanoamperes or less in a high (microampere) background noise level. The circuit operates at a very low standby power level and is triggerable by a sensor event signal that is above a predetermined threshold level. A plurality of sensor readout detector circuits can be formed on a substrate as an integrated circuit (IC). These circuits can operate to process data from an array of sensors in parallel, with only data from active sensors being processed for digitization and analysis. This allows the IC to operate at a low power level with a high data throughput for the active sensors. The circuit may be used with many different types of sensors, including photodetectors, capacitance sensors, chemically-sensitive sensors or combinations thereof to provide a capability for recording transient events or for recording data for a predetermined period of time following an event trigger. The sensor readout detector circuit has applications for portable or satellite-based sensor systems.

Chu, Dahlon D. (Albuquerque, NM); Thelen, Jr., Donald C. (Bozeman, MT)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Multiphase soft switched DC/DC converter and active control technique for fuel cell ripple current elimination  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

DC/DC converter has a transformer having primary coils connected to an input side and secondary coils connected to an output side. Each primary coil connects a full-bridge circuit comprising two switches on two legs, the primary coil being connected between the switches on each leg, each full-bridge circuit being connected in parallel wherein each leg is disposed parallel to one another, and the secondary coils connected to a rectifying circuit. An outer loop control circuit that reduces ripple in a voltage reference has a first resistor connected in series with a second resistor connected in series with a first capacitor which are connected in parallel with a second capacitor. An inner loop control circuit that reduces ripple in a current reference has a third resistor connected in series with a fourth resistor connected in series with a third capacitor which are connected in parallel with a fourth capacitor.

Lai, Jih-Sheng (Blacksburg, VA); Liu, Changrong (Sunnyvale, CA); Ridenour, Amy (Salem, VA)

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

116

Synthesis of the Optimal 4-bit Reversible Circuits  

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Optimal synthesis of reversible functions is a non-trivial problem. One of the major limiting factors in computing such circuits is the sheer number of reversible functions. Even restricting synthesis to 4-bit reversible functions results in a huge search space (16!~2^44 functions). The output of such a search alone, counting only the space required to list Toffoli gates for every function, would require over 100 terabytes of storage. In this paper, we present an algorithm that synthesizes an optimal circuit for any 4-bit reversible specification. We employ several techniques to make the problem tractable. We report results from several experiments, including synthesis of random 4-bit permutations, optimal synthesis of all 4-bit linear reversible circuits, synthesis of existing benchmark functions, and distribution of optimal circuits. Our results have important implications for the design and optimization of quantum circuits, testing circuit synthesis heuristics, and performing experiments in the area of quantum information processing.

Oleg Golubitsky; Sean M. Falconer; Dmitri Maslov

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

117

Switching power pulse system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A switching system for delivering pulses of power from a source (10) to a load (20) using a storage capacitor (C3) charged through a rectifier (D1, D2), and maintained charged to a reference voltage level by a transistor switch (Q1) and voltage comparator (12). A thyristor (22) is triggered to discharge the storage capacitor through a saturable reactor (18) and fractional turn saturable transformer (16) having a secondary to primary turn ratio N of n:l/n=n.sup.2. The saturable reactor (18) functions as a "soaker" while the thyristor reaches saturation, and then switches to a low impedance state. The saturable transformer functions as a switching transformer with high impedance while a load coupling capacitor (C4) charges, and then switches to a low impedance state to dump the charge of the storage capacitor (C3) into the load through the coupling capacitor (C4). The transformer is comprised of a multilayer core (26) having two secondary windings (28, 30) tightly wound and connected in parallel to add their output voltage and reduce output inductance, and a number of single turn windings connected in parallel at nodes (32, 34) for the primary winding, each single turn winding linking a different one of the layers of the multilayer core. The load may be comprised of a resistive beampipe (40) for a linear particle accelerator and capacitance of a pulse forming network (42). To hold off discharge of the capacitance until it is fully charged, a saturable core (44) is provided around the resistive beampipe (40) to isolate the beampipe from the capacitance (42) until it is fully charged.

Aaland, Kristian (Livermore, CA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

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119

Design methodologies for variation-aware integrated circuits  

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by clock distribution network and proposes techniques to reduce power/ground noise considering the effects of process variations. The second part proposes an elastic pipeline scheme for random circuits with feedback loops. The proposed scheme provides a low...

Samanta, Rupak

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

120

Silicon-on-insulator-based high-voltage, high-temperature integrated circuit gate driver for silicon carbide-based power field effect transistors  

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Silicon carbide (SiC)-based field effect transistors (FETs) are gaining popularity as switching elements in power electronic circuits designed for high-temperature environments like hybrid electric vehicle, aircraft, well logging, geothermal power generation etc. Like any other power switches, SiC-based power devices also need gate driver circuits to interface them with the logic units. The placement of the gate driver circuit next to the power switch is optimal for minimising system complexity. Successful operation of the gate driver circuit in a harsh environment, especially with minimal or no heat sink and without liquid cooling, can increase the power-to-volume ratio as well as the power-to-weight ratio for power conversion modules such as a DC-DC converter, inverter etc. A silicon-on-insulator (SOI)-based high-voltage, high-temperature integrated circuit (IC) gate driver for SiC power FETs has been designed and fabricated using a commercially available 0.8--m, 2-poly and 3-metal bipolar-complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-double diffused metal oxide semiconductor (DMOS) process. The prototype circuit-s maximum gate drive supply can be 40-V with peak 2.3-A sourcing/sinking current driving capability. Owing to the wide driving range, this gate driver IC can be used to drive a wide variety of SiC FET switches (both normally OFF metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) and normally ON junction field effect transistor (JFET)). The switching frequency is 20-kHz and the duty cycle can be varied from 0 to 100-. The circuit has been successfully tested with SiC power MOSFETs and JFETs without any heat sink and cooling mechanism. During these tests, SiC switches were kept at room temperature and ambient temperature of the driver circuit was increased to 200-C. The circuit underwent numerous temperature cycles with negligible performance degradation.

Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL; Huque, Mohammad A [ORNL; Blalock, Benjamin J [ORNL; Islam, Syed K [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Dual-decay converter for switched reluctance motor drives in low-voltage applications  

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A modified converter topology for star-connected switched reluctance motors suitable for low-voltage applications is proposed in this paper. A dual time constant freewheeling circuit has been designed to improve the drive performance and efficiency over a wide range of speeds. The different modes of operation of the converter are discussed, and a comparison is made with other converter configurations.

Ehsani, Mehrdad; Husain, Iqbal; Ramani, K.R. (Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering); Galloway, J.H. (J.H. Galloway and Associates, Brookfield, CT (United States))

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

CREE: Making the Switch  

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CREE, with the help of ARPA-E funding, has developed a Silicon Carbide (SIC) transistor which can be used to create solid state transformers capable of meeting the unique needs of the emerging smart grid. SIC transistors are different from common silicon computer chips in that they handle grid scale voltages with ease and their high frequency switching is well suited to the intermittent nature of renewable energy generation.

Grider, David; Palmer, John

2014-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

123

Cygnus Diverter Switch Analysis  

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The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two 2.25-MV, 60-kA, 50-ns x-ray sources fielded in an underground laboratory at the Nevada Test Site. The tests performed in this laboratory involve study of the dynamic properties of plutonium and are called subcritical experiments. From end-to-end, the Cygnus machines utilize the following components: Marx generator, water-filled pulse-forming line (PFL), waterfilled coaxial transmission line (WTL), 3-cell inductive voltage adder (IVA), and rod-pinch diode. The upstream WTL interface to the PFL is via a radial insulator with coaxial geometry. The downstream WTL terminates in a manifold where the center conductor splits into three lines which individually connect to each of the IVA cell inputs. There is an impedance mismatch at this juncture. It is a concern that a reflected pulse due to anomalous behavior in the IVA or diode might initiate breakdown upon arrival at the upstream PFL/WTL insulator. Therefore near the beginning of the WTL a radial diverter switch is installed to protect the insulator from over voltage and breakdown. The diverter has adjustable gap spacing, and an in-line aqueous-solution (sodium thiosulfate) resistor array for energy dissipation. There are capacitive voltage probes at both ends of the WTL and on the diverter switch. These voltage signals will be analyzed to determine diverter performance. Using this analysis the usefulness of the diverter switch will be evaluated.

G. Corrow, M. Hansen, D. Henderson, C. Mitton et al.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Conditioning circuit for temperature and strain measurement  

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be written as [4]; V. C, C?+Cz 1? Vying Ci ( Czd (3. 4) where V, ?: (Vj Vj ) (Vz Vj ). 26 Table I. Transistor aspect ratios for the CMOS switch Transistor Label Transistor Dimension (W:L) (p) Ml-M2 3:2 The gain error is thus seen to be proportional... value and form a volLage divider to drive node A, the gates of transistors Mll and VI12. A change Table II. Transistor aspect ratios for the DCMFB circuit Transistor Label Transistor Dimension (W:L) (p) Ml-M2 20:6 M3-M4 20:2 M5-M6 10:2 M7-M8 M...

Patel, Aashit Mahendra

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Distribution Grid Integration  

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Current switches have been inefficient and ... ECIS-Princeton Power Systems, Inc.: Demand Response Inverter On March 19, 2013, in DETL, Distribution Grid Integration,...

126

Hybrid switch for resonant power converters  

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A hybrid switch comprising two semiconductor switches connected in parallel but having different voltage drop characteristics as a function of current facilitates attainment of zero voltage switching and reduces conduction losses to complement reduction of switching losses achieved through zero voltage switching in power converters such as high-current inverters.

Lai, Jih-Sheng; Yu, Wensong

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

127

Bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit  

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Disclosed are monolithic bioelectronic devices comprising a bioreporter and an OASIC. These bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit are useful in detecting substances such as pollutants, explosives, and heavy-metals residing in inhospitable areas such as groundwater, industrial process vessels, and battlefields. Also disclosed are methods and apparatus for environmental pollutant detection, oil exploration, drug discovery, industrial process control, and hazardous chemical monitoring.

Simpson, Michael L. (Knoxville, TN); Sayler, Gary S. (Blaine, TN); Paulus, Michael J. (Knoxville, TN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

LABORATORY V ELECTRIC CIRCUITS  

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Lab V -1 LABORATORY V ELECTRIC CIRCUITS Electrical devices are the cornerstones of our modern world understanding of them. In the previous laboratory, you studied the behavior of electric fields and their effect on the motion of electrons using a cathode ray tube (CRT). This beam of electrons is one example of an electric

Minnesota, University of

129

Efficient distributed quantum computing  

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We provide algorithms for efficiently moving and addressing quantum memory in parallel. These imply that the standard circuit model can be simulated with a low overhead by a more realistic model of a distributed quantum ...

Beals, Robert

130

Anisotropic high temperature superconductors as variable resistors and switches  

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Several anisotropic high temperature superconductors show critical current densities which are strongly dependent on the direction of an applied external magnetic field. The resistance of a sample can change by several orders of magnitude by applying a magnetic field. The potential for using the field dependent variable resistor or switch for applications in power systems is evaluated. Test results with small samples are presented. The requirements for large scale applications are outlined. The magnetic field triggering requirement, the frequency response of the device, use in 60 Hz ac circuits and heat transfer consideration are investigated. Several application examples are discussed. Use of variable resistor as a fault current limiter, as a switching element in rectifier circuitry and as an improved dump resistor for a superconducting magnet is presented.

Boenig, H.J.; Daugherty, M.A.; Fleshler, S.; Maley, M.P.; Mueller, F.M.; Prenger, F.C.; Coulter, J.Y.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Power system with an integrated lubrication circuit  

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A power system includes an engine having a first lubrication circuit and at least one auxiliary power unit having a second lubrication circuit. The first lubrication circuit is in fluid communication with the second lubrication circuit.

Hoff, Brian D. (East Peoria, IL); Akasam, Sivaprasad (Peoria, IL); Algrain, Marcelo C. (Peoria, IL); Johnson, Kris W. (Washington, IL); Lane, William H. (Chillicothe, IL)

2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

132

Switching Surges and Air Insulation  

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...research-article Switching Surges and Air Insulation B. Jones Some thirteen years ago...reduction was noticed in the strength of air insulation when subjected to slowly rising positive...collected in high voltage laboratories. Insulation against switching surges is now seen...

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Audio Switch SpeakersAvotec  

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Control Monitor Keyboard & Mouse Audio Switch Control SpeakersAvotec USB HUB USB HUB USB CAT5FORP USB Ext Stim PC Stim Mac Laptop Audio RCA RCA USB CAT5 FORPUSB Ext Video K&M Video Video Speakers Avotec Projector Video Switch VGA RCA RCA 3T Audio and Visual Stimulus Setup DVD Drive K&MSiemens RCA

Walker, Matthew P.

134

Design low losses 6/8 switched reluctance motor  

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The magnetic circuit of the conventional 6/8 switched reluctance motor (SRM) is re-designed to minimise the losses. The flux loops are shortened by making each two stator teeth incorporated in one magnetic circuit only. Subsequently, the flux does not flow in all parts of the stator yoke. The unused iron sections do not produce iron losses. Now, the stator consists of three separated sections which are fixed inside a non-magnetic cylinder. The copper losses also are decreased because less copper windings are used to produce the same amount of the output torque as the flux paths become short then the flux density increases. Analysis and comparison of the 6/8 SRM before and after the re-design process are presented. MATLAB/Simulink software is used to simulate the dynamic performance.

Eyhab El-Kharashi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Improving Switching Performance of Power MOSFETs Used in High Rep-Rate, Short Pulse, High-Power Pulsers  

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As their switching and power handling characteristics improve, solid-state devices are finding new applications in pulsed power. This is particularly true of applications that require fast trains of short duration pulses. High voltage (600-1200V) MOSFETs are especially well suited for use in these systems, as they can switch at significant peak power levels and are easily gated on and off very quickly. MOSFET operation at the shortest pulse durations is not constrained by the intrinsic capabilities of the MOSFET, but rather by the capabilities of the gate drive circuit and the system physical layout. This project sought to improve MOSFET operation in a pulsed power context by addressing these issues. The primary goal of this project is to improve the switching performance of power MOSFETs for use in high rep-rate, short pulse, high-power applications by improving the design of the gate drive circuits and the circuit layouts used in these systems. This requires evaluation of new commercial gate drive circuits and upgrading the designs of LLNL-developed circuits. In addition, these circuits must be tested with the fastest available high-voltage power MOSFETs.

Cook, E G

2006-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

136

Power Consumption of Hybrid Optical Switches  

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Two realization options of hybrid optical switches are evaluated with regard to power consumption. Both switches show improved energy efficiency in comparison to a pure packet...

Aleksic, Slavi?a

137

Silicon Photonics for Modulation, Switching, and Tuning  

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Thermal and electro-refractive silicon photonic modulators, switches, and tunable filters have been demonstrated with ultralow switching energies and high-speed operation. These...

Watts, Michael

138

Nanometer Resolution Imaging by SIngle Molecule Switching. |...  

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Nanometer Resolution Imaging by SIngle Molecule Switching. Nanometer Resolution Imaging by SIngle Molecule Switching. Abstract: The fluorescence intensity of single molecules can...

139

Optimized scalable network switch  

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In a massively parallel computing system having a plurality of nodes configured in m multi-dimensions, each node including a computing device, a method for routing packets towards their destination nodes is provided which includes generating at least one of a 2m plurality of compact bit vectors containing information derived from downstream nodes. A multilevel arbitration process in which downstream information stored in the compact vectors, such as link status information and fullness of downstream buffers, is used to determine a preferred direction and virtual channel for packet transmission. Preferred direction ranges are encoded and virtual channels are selected by examining the plurality of compact bit vectors. This dynamic routing method eliminates the necessity of routing tables, thus enhancing scalability of the switch.

Blumrich, Matthias A. (Ridgefield, CT); Chen, Dong (Croton On Hudson, NY); Coteus, Paul W. (Yorktown Heights, NY); Gara, Alan G. (Mount Kisco, NY); Giampapa, Mark E. (Irvington, NY); Heidelberger, Philip (Cortlandt Manor, NY); Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard D. (Mount Kisco, NY); Takken, Todd E. (Mount Kisco, NY); Vranas, Pavlos M. (Bedford Hills, NY)

2007-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

140

Optimized scalable network switch  

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In a massively parallel computing system having a plurality of nodes configured in m multi-dimensions, each node including a computing device, a method for routing packets towards their destination nodes is provided which includes generating at least one of a 2m plurality of compact bit vectors containing information derived from downstream nodes. A multilevel arbitration process in which downstream information stored in the compact vectors, such as link status information and fullness of downstream buffers, is used to determine a preferred direction and virtual channel for packet transmission. Preferred direction ranges are encoded and virtual channels are selected by examining the plurality of compact bit vectors. This dynamic routing method eliminates the necessity of routing tables, thus enhancing scalability of the switch.

Blumrich, Matthias A. (Ridgefield, CT); Chen, Dong (Croton on Hudson, NY); Coteus, Paul W. (Yorktown Heights, NY)

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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141

LC-circuit calorimetry  

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We present a new type of calorimeter in which we couple an unknown heat capacity with the aid of Peltier elements to an electrical circuit. The use of an electrical inductance and an amplifier in the circuit allows us to achieve autonomous oscillations, and the measurement of the corresponding resonance frequency makes it possible to accurately measure the heat capacity with an intrinsic statistical uncertainty that decreases as {approx}t{sub m}{sup -3/2} with measuring time t{sub m}, as opposed to a corresponding uncertainty {approx}t{sub m}{sup -1/2} in the conventional alternating current method to measure heat capacities. We have built a demonstration experiment to show the feasibility of the new technique, and we have tested it on a gadolinium sample at its transition to the ferromagnetic state.

Bossen, O.; Schilling, A. [Physik-Institut der Universitaet Zuerich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zuerich (Switzerland)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

142

Binary Matroids and Quantum Probability Distributions  

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We characterise the probability distributions that arise from quantum circuits all of whose gates commute, and show when these distributions can be classically simulated efficiently. We consider also marginal distributions and the computation of correlation coefficients, and draw connections between the simulation of stabiliser circuits and the combinatorics of representable matroids, as developed in the 1990s.

Dan Shepherd

2010-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

143

Optical Packet Switching -1 Optical Networks  

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Optical Packet Switching - 1 Optical Networks: from fiber transmission to photonic switching Optical Packet Switching Fabio Neri and Marco Mellia TLC Networks Group ­ Electronics Department e.mellia@polito.it ­ tel. 011 564 4173 #12;Optical Packet Switching - 2 · This work is licensed under the Creative Commons

Mellia, Marco

144

Wide Bandgap Extrinsic Photoconductive Switches  

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Photoconductive semiconductor switches (PCSS) have been investigated since the late 1970s. Some devices have been developed that withstand tens of kilovolts and others that switch hundreds of amperes. However, no single device has been developed that can reliably withstand both high voltage and switch high current. Yet, photoconductive switches still hold the promise of reliable high voltage and high current operation with subnanosecond risetimes. Particularly since good quality, bulk, single crystal, wide bandgap semiconductor materials have recently become available. In this chapter we will review the basic operation of PCSS devices, status of PCSS devices and properties of the wide bandgap semiconductors 4H-SiC, 6H-SiC and 2H-GaN.

Sullivan, J S

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

145

Regenerative switching CMOS system  

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Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Schottky barrier Field Effect Transistor systems, which are a series combination of N and P-Channel MOSFETS, in which Source Schottky barrier junctions of the N and P-Channel Schottky barrier MOSFETS are electrically interconnected, (rather than the Drains as in conventional diffused junction CMOS), which Schottky barrier MOSFET system demonstrates Regenerative Inverting Switching Characteristics in use are disclosed. Both the N and P-Channel Schottky barrier MOSFET devices are unique in that they provide operational Drain Current vs. Drain to Source voltage as a function of Gate voltage only where the polarities of the Drain voltage and Gate voltage are opposite, referenced to the Source as a common terminal, and where the polarity of the voltage applied to the Gate is appropriate to cause Channel inversion. Experimentally derived results which demonstrate and verify the operation of N and P-Channel Schottky barrier MOSFETS actually fabricated on P and N-type Silicon respectively, by a common procedure using vacuum deposited Chromium as a Schottky barrier forming metal, are also provided. 14 figs.

Welch, J.D.

1998-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

146

A UVLO Circuit in SiC Compatible with Power MOSFET Integration  

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The design and test of the first undervoltage lock-out circuit implemented in a low voltage 4H silicon carbide process capable of single-chip integration with power MOSFETs is presented. The lock-out circuit, a block of the protection circuitry of a single-chip gate driver topology designed for use in a plug-in hybrid vehicle charger, was demonstrated to have rise/fall times compatible with a MOSFET switching speed of 250 kHz while operating over the targeted operating temperature range between 0 C and 200 C. Captured data shows the circuit to be functional over a temperature range from -55 C to 300 C. The design of the circuit and test results is presented.

Glover, Michael [APEI, Inc.; Shepherd, Paul [APEI, Inc.; Francis, Matt [APEI, Inc.; Mudholkar, Dr. Mihir [University of Arkansas; Mantooth, Alan [University of Arkansas; Ericson, Milton Nance [ORNL; Frank, Steven [ORNL; Britton Jr, Charles L [ORNL; Marlino, Laura D [ORNL; Mcnutt, Tyler [APEI, Inc.; Barkley, Dr. Adam [APEI, Inc.; Whitaker, Mr. Bret [APEI, Inc.; Lostetter, Dr. Alex [APEI, Inc.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A UVLO Circuit in SiC Compatible with Power MOSFET Integration (pending entry)  

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The design and test of the first undervoltage lock-out circuit implemented in a low-voltage 4H silicon carbide process capable of single-chip integration with power MOSFETs is presented. The lock-out circuit, a block of the protection circuitry of a single-chip gate driver topology designed for use in a plug-in hybrid vehicle charger, was demonstrated to have rise/fall times compatible with a MOSFET switching speed of 250 kHz while operating over the targeted operating temperature range between 0 C and 200 C. Captured data show the circuit to be functional over a temperature range from -55 C to 300 C. The design of the circuit and test results is presented.

Ericson, Milton Nance [ORNL; Frank, Steven Shane [ORNL; Glover, Dr. Michael [University of Arkansas; Britton, Charles [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Francis, Dr. Matt [University of Arkansas; Mantooth, Alan [University of Arkansas; Marlino, Laura D [ORNL; Mcnutt, Tyler [APEI, Inc.; Mudholkar, Dr. Mihir [University of Arkansas; Shepherd, Dr. Paul [University of Arkansas; Whitaker, Mr. Bret [APEI, Inc.; Barkley, Dr. Adam [APEI, Inc.; Lotstetter, Alex [APEI, Inc.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

The Violin as a Circuit  

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The paper applies elementary circuit ideas to bowed?string instruments and their component parts. Parameters are defined and calculations based on simple circuit diagrams for the main resonance and the air resonance; curves describe their combined performance. The relative importance of circuit resistances—wood loss radiation and wall?surface loss—is discussed. Wall?surface loss is an important component of air decrement. No material improvement is to be expected from change in decrement or enclosure volume.

John C. Schelleng

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Device Sizing for Minimum Energy Operation in Subthreshold Circuits Benton H. Calhoun, Alice Wang, and Anantha Chandrakasan  

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for Minimum Energy Sizing influences the energy consumption of a circuit in two primary ways. First, sizing have low energy as the primary concern instead of performance. Minimum energy operation for low directly affects energy consumption by changing switched capacitance and leakage current. Sec- ondly

Calhoun, Benton H.

150

Efficient Distributed Quantum Computing  

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We provide algorithms for efficiently addressing quantum memory in parallel. These imply that the standard circuit model can be simulated with low overhead by the more realistic model of a distributed quantum computer. As a result, the circuit model can be used by algorithm designers without worrying whether the underlying architecture supports the connectivity of the circuit. In addition, we apply our results to existing memory intensive quantum algorithms. We present a parallel quantum search algorithm and improve the time-space trade-off for the Element Distinctness and Collision problems.

Robert Beals; Stephen Brierley; Oliver Gray; Aram Harrow; Samuel Kutin; Noah Linden; Dan Shepherd; Mark Stather

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

151

Analog Circuit Design Spring 2008  

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Circuits, 3rd ed., McGraw Hill, 2002. Topics: 1. Op amp fundamentals (1 class period) 2. Op amp circuits honesty policy is fully described in the student handbook, and students are fully expected to adhere to it to an F for the course grade, and will be administered according to the student handbook. Class notes

Joiner, Laurie L.

152

Transmission Line Circuit Alexander Glasser  

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Chaos in a Transmission Line Circuit Alexander Glasser Marshal Miller With... Prof. Edward Ott Prof times become shorter, circuit connections behave more and more like transmission lines. Theoretical(t) - Transmission Line (Zo, T) #12;5 Cf/Cr 1000 Vf Capacitance Voltage Cf Cr Model for Nonlinear Capacitor

Anlage, Steven

153

NEURAL CIRCUITS ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE  

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NEURAL CIRCUITS ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE published: 14 May 2010 doi: 10.3389/fncir.2010.00013 Frontiers in Neural Circuits www.frontiersin.org May 2010 | Volume 4 | Article 13 | 1 Signal processing a more holistic standpoint (Roberts, 1979; Bialek et al., 1991). For a continuously firing cell

Trauner, Dirk

154

Modeling cortical circuits.  

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The neocortex is perhaps the highest region of the human brain, where audio and visual perception takes place along with many important cognitive functions. An important research goal is to describe the mechanisms implemented by the neocortex. There is an apparent regularity in the structure of the neocortex [Brodmann 1909, Mountcastle 1957] which may help simplify this task. The work reported here addresses the problem of how to describe the putative repeated units ('cortical circuits') in a manner that is easily understood and manipulated, with the long-term goal of developing a mathematical and algorithmic description of their function. The approach is to reduce each algorithm to an enhanced perceptron-like structure and describe its computation using difference equations. We organize this algorithmic processing into larger structures based on physiological observations, and implement key modeling concepts in software which runs on parallel computing hardware.

Rohrer, Brandon Robinson; Rothganger, Fredrick H.; Verzi, Stephen J.; Xavier, Patrick Gordon

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Photoconductive circuit element reflectometer  

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A photoconductive reflectometer for characterizing semiconductor devices at millimeter wavelength frequencies where a first photoconductive circuit element (PCE) is biased by a direct current voltage source and produces short electrical pulses when excited into conductance by short first laser light pulses. The electrical pulses are electronically conditioned to improve the frequency related amplitude characteristics of the pulses which thereafter propagate along a transmission line to a device under test. Second PCEs are connected along the transmission line to sample the signals on the transmission line when excited into conductance by short second laser light pulses, spaced apart in time a determinable period from the first laser light pulses. Electronic filters connected to each of the second PCEs act as low-pass filters and remove parasitic interference from the sampled signals and output the sampled signals in the form of slowed-motion images of the signals on the transmission line. 4 figs.

Rauscher, C.

1987-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

156

Photoconductive circuit element reflectometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A photoconductive reflectometer for characterizing semiconductor devices at millimeter wavelength frequencies where a first photoconductive circuit element (PCE) is biased by a direct current voltage source and produces short electrical pulses when excited into conductance by short first laser light pulses. The electrical pulses are electronically conditioned to improve the frequency related amplitude characteristics of the pulses which thereafter propagate along a transmission line to a device under test. Second PCEs are connected along the transmission line to sample the signals on the transmission line when excited into conductance by short second laser light pulses, spaced apart in time a variable period from the first laser light pulses. Electronic filters connected to each of the second PCEs act as low-pass filters and remove parasitic interference from the sampled signals and output the sampled signals in the form of slowed-motion images of the signals on the transmission line.

Rauscher, Christen (Alexandria, VA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Demultiplexer circuit for neural stimulation  

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A demultiplexer circuit is disclosed which can be used with a conventional neural stimulator to extend the number of electrodes which can be activated. The demultiplexer circuit, which is formed on a semiconductor substrate containing a power supply that provides all the dc electrical power for operation of the circuit, includes digital latches that receive and store addressing information from the neural stimulator one bit at a time. This addressing information is used to program one or more 1:2.sup.N demultiplexers in the demultiplexer circuit which then route neural stimulation signals from the neural stimulator to an electrode array which is connected to the outputs of the 1:2.sup.N demultiplexer. The demultiplexer circuit allows the number of individual electrodes in the electrode array to be increased by a factor of 2.sup.N with N generally being in a range of 2-4.

Wessendorf, Kurt O; Okandan, Murat; Pearson, Sean

2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

158

Parallel VLSI Circuit Analysis and Optimization  

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CAD application addressed in this dissertation is the Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE) like circuit simulation. SPICE simulation is often regarded as the bottleneck of the design flow. Recently, parallel circuit simulation...

Ye, Xiaoji

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

159

Burst Switching for Energy Efficiency in Optical Networks  

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Energy consumption of electronic burst switching is modeled and compared to electronic packet switching in the network core and edge. It is shown that burst switching can provide...

Peng, Shuping; Hinton, Kerry James; Baliga, Jayant; Tucker, Rodney Stuart; Li, Zhengbin; Xu, Anshi

160

NERSC Helps Researchers Discover a Potential On-Off Switch for  

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Helps Helps Researchers Discover a Potential On-Off Switch for Nanoelectronics NERSC Helps Researchers Discover a Potential On-Off Switch for Nanoelectronics December 22, 2009 Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab) Molecular Foundry and Columbia University found that electrical resistance through a molecular junction-a nanometer scale circuit element consisting of a single molecule contacted with gold wires-can be turned on and off by simply pushing and pulling the junction. Experts believe that this newly demonstrated molecular-scale control could be leveraged for future nanoscale electronic devices. The switching phenomenon was initially discovered in experiments conducted by a team of researchers led by Latha Venkataraman of Columbia University.

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161

A Smart Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Short-Circuit Faults in a Photovoltaic Generator  

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A Smart Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Short-Circuit Faults in a Photovoltaic Generator Wail Rezgui observations distributed over classes is used for simulation purposes. Keywords--Photovoltaic generator, SVM, k-NN, short-circuit fault, smart classification, linear programming. NOMENCLATURE PV = Photovoltaic; SVM

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

162

August 31, 2000 1 EE371: Advanced VLSI Circuit Design David Harris  

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August 31, 2000 1 EE371: Advanced VLSI Circuit Design David Harris Interconnect Delay Modeling Harris Observing that a distributed RC line has the same delay as a lumped RC element with half CWRW ---------------- #12;August 31, 2000 3 EE371: Advanced VLSI Circuit Design David Harris The total

Harris, David Money

163

Economic Operation and Planning of Distribution System Sources.  

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??This thesis presents the findings of some research carried out pertaining to economic operation and planning distribution systems. An optimal capacitor switching algorithm is developed… (more)

Li, KaiYu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Optical switch using Risley prisms  

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An optical switch using Risley prisms and rotary microactuators to independently rotate the wedge prisms of each Risley prism pair is disclosed. The optical switch comprises an array of input Risley prism pairs that selectively redirect light beams from a plurality of input ports to an array of output Risley prism pairs that similarly direct the light beams to a plurality of output ports. Each wedge prism of each Risley prism pair can be independently rotated by a variable-reluctance stepping rotary microactuator that is fabricated by a multi-layer LIGA process. Each wedge prism can be formed integral to the annular rotor of the rotary microactuator by a DXRL process.

Sweatt, William C. (Albuquerque, NM); Christenson, Todd R. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

165

Optical Switch Using Risley Prisms  

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An optical switch using Risley prisms and rotary microactuators to independently rotate the wedge prisms of each Risley prism pair is disclosed. The optical switch comprises an array of input Risley prism pairs that selectively redirect light beams from a plurality of input ports to an array of output Risley prism pairs that similarly direct the light beams to a plurality of output ports. Each wedge prism of each Risley prism pair can be independently rotated by a variable-reluctance stepping rotary microactuator that is fabricated by a multi-layer LIGA process. Each wedge prism can be formed integral to the annular rotor of the rotary microactuator by a DXRL process.

Sweatt, William C. (Albuquerque, NM); Christenson, Todd R. (Albuquerque, NM)

2005-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

166

Superconductive tunnel junction integrated circuit  

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Josephson Junction integrated circuits of the current injection type and magnetically controlled type utilize a superconductive layer that forms both Josephson Junction electrode for the Josephson Junction devices on the integrated circuit as well as a ground plane for the integrated circuit. Large area Josephson Junctions are utilized for effecting contact to lower superconductive layers and islands are formed in superconductive layers to provide isolation between the groundplane function and the Josephson Junction electrode function as well as to effect crossovers. A superconductor-barrier-superconductor trilayer patterned by local anodization is also utilized with additional layers formed thereover. Methods of manufacturing the embodiments of the invention are disclosed.

Jillie, D.W. Jr.; Smith, L.N.

1984-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

167

Lumped thermal model for switched reluctance motor applied to mechanical design optimization  

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Switched reluctance motors (SRM) are attracting much attention because of their special advantages. Generated heat, due to losses, can reduce the life time of SRMs. Therefore, taking into account thermal modeling helps to improve their performance and increase their life time. In this paper, a lumped thermal model of SRM based on the analogue circuit of conductive and convective thermal resistances is proposed. First the heat transfer equations were applied for modeling of each motor part as a thermal equivalent circuit. Then, the thermal modeling of whole SRM was done via assembling all these sub-circuits. For validity of the obtained model on a wide range of geometrical and structural properties of motor, apt heat transfer relations have been used. This comprehensive model is used to investigate the influence of dimensions on heat transfer in SRM. Finally, an optimal design of the stator yoke dimensions has been reached concerning the mechanical aspects without degrading electromagnetic characteristics of SRM.

Hossein Rouhani; Jawad Faiz; Caro Lucas

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Remote Service Switch | Open Energy Information  

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Service Switch Service Switch Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Remote Service Switch A power switch within a smart meter that allows a utility to turn electrical service to a residential customer premise on or off. The switch is remotely operated from the utility using the AMI communications infrastructure. This feature is limited to residential meters providing 200 amp service or less, and allows a utility to quickly switch service without having to roll a service truck. This can be particularly useful for reducing service time and associated costs for establishing or terminating services for move-ins/move-outs, or for switching off service for safety reasons.[1] Related Terms advanced metering infrastructure References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/remote_service_switch

169

Anode initiated surface flashover switch  

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A high voltage surface flashover switch has a pair of electrodes spaced by an insulator. A high voltage is applied to an anode, which is smaller than the opposing, grounded, cathode. When a controllable source of electrons near the cathode is energized, the electrons are attracted to the anode where they reflect to the insulator and initiate anode to cathode breakdown.

Brainard, John P. (Albuquerque, NM); Koss, Robert J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

170

Switch for serial or parallel communication networks  

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A communication switch apparatus and a method for use in a geographically extensive serial, parallel or hybrid communication network linking a multi-processor or parallel processing system has a very low software processing overhead in order to accommodate random burst of high density data. Associated with each processor is a communication switch. A data source and a data destination, a sensor suite or robot for example, may also be associated with a switch. The configuration of the switches in the network are coordinated through a master processor node and depends on the operational phase of the multi-processor network: data acquisition, data processing, and data exchange. The master processor node passes information on the state to be assumed by each switch to the processor node associated with the switch. The processor node then operates a series of multi-state switches internal to each communication switch. The communication switch does not parse and interpret communication protocol and message routing information. During a data acquisition phase, the communication switch couples sensors producing data to the processor node associated with the switch, to a downlink destination on the communications network, or to both. It also may couple an uplink data source to its processor node. During the data exchange phase, the switch couples its processor node or an uplink data source to a downlink destination (which may include a processor node or a robot), or couples an uplink source to its processor node and its processor node to a downlink destination.

Crosette, Dario B. (DeSoto, TX)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Switch for serial or parallel communication networks  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A communication switch apparatus and a method for use in a geographically extensive serial, parallel or hybrid communication network linking a multi-processor or parallel processing system has a very low software processing overhead in order to accommodate random burst of high density data. Associated with each processor is a communication switch. A data source and a data destination, a sensor suite or robot for example, may also be associated with a switch. The configuration of the switches in the network are coordinated through a master processor node and depends on the operational phase of the multi-processor network: data acquisition, data processing, and data exchange. The master processor node passes information on the state to be assumed by each switch to the processor node associated with the switch. The processor node then operates a series of multi-state switches internal to each communication switch. The communication switch does not parse and interpret communication protocol and message routing information. During a data acquisition phase, the communication switch couples sensors producing data to the processor node associated with the switch, to a downlink destination on the communications network, or to both. It also may couple an uplink data source to its processor node. During the data exchange phase, the switch couples its processor node or an uplink data source to a downlink destination (which may include a processor node or a robot), or couples an uplink source to its processor node and its processor node to a downlink destination. 9 figs.

Crosette, D.B.

1994-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

172

Reverse engineering of integrated circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Software and a method therein to analyze circuits. The software comprises several tools, each of which perform particular functions in the Reverse Engineering process. The analyst, through a standard interface, directs each tool to the portion of the task to which it is most well suited, rendering previously intractable problems solvable. The tools are generally used iteratively to produce a successively more abstract picture of a circuit, about which incomplete a priori knowledge exists.

Chisholm, Gregory H. (Shorewood, IL); Eckmann, Steven T. (Colorado Springs, CO); Lain, Christopher M. (Pittsburgh, PA); Veroff, Robert L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Differential ultrafast all-optical switching of the resonances of a micropillar cavity  

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We perform frequency- and time-resolved all-optical switching of a GaAs-AlAs micropillar cavity using an ultrafast pump-probe setup. The switching is achieved by two-photon excitation of free carriers. We track the cavity resonances in time with a high frequency resolution. The pillar modes exhibit simultaneous frequency shifts, albeit with markedly different maximum switching amplitudes and relaxation dynamics. These differences stem from the non-uniformity of the free carrier density in the micropillar, and are well understood by taking into account the spatial distribution of injected free carriers, their spatial diffusion and surface recombination at micropillar sidewalls.

Thyrrestrup, Henri, E-mail: h.t.nielsen@utwente.nl; Yüce, Emre; Ctistis, Georgios; Vos, Willem L. [Complex Photonic Systems (COPS), MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede (Netherlands); Claudon, Julien; Gérard, Jean-Michel, E-mail: jean-michel.gerard@cea.fr [University Grenoble Alpes, INAC-SP2M, Nanophysics and Semiconductors Lab, F-38000 Grenoble (France); CEA, INAC-SP2M, Nanophysics and Semiconductors Lab, F-38000 Grenoble (France)

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

174

E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage put under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules.

Shimer, Daniel W. (Danville, CA); Lange, Arnold C. (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules. 5 figs.

Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C.

1996-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

176

New Details of Ferroelectric Switching  

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New Details of Ferroelectric Switching New Details of Ferroelectric Switching All of our current information technology relies on devices that process information as binary ones and zeroes. Ferroelectric materials are of special interest to developers of the next generation of such devices because they exhibit polarized electronic states that can represent bits of information. Moreover, these materials retain their polarization states without consuming electrical power, making ferroelectrics the subject of intense study for nonvolatile memory applications in which data is stored even when the power is turned off. One problem, however, is polarization fatigue: after a number of cycles, the switchable polarization begins to taper off, rendering the device unusable. Recently, a team of researchers

177

Vertically Integrated Circuits at Fermilab  

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The exploration of the vertically integrated circuits, also commonly known as 3D-IC technology, for applications in radiation detection started at Fermilab in 2006. This paper examines the opportunities that vertical integration offers by looking at various 3D designs that have been completed by Fermilab. The emphasis is on opportunities that are presented by through silicon vias (TSV), wafer and circuit thinning and finally fusion bonding techniques to replace conventional bump bonding. Early work by Fermilab has led to an international consortium for the development of 3D-IC circuits for High Energy Physics. The consortium has submitted over 25 different designs for the Fermilab organized MPW run organized for the first time.

Deptuch, Grzegorz; Demarteau, Marcel; Hoff, James; Lipton, Ronald; Shenai, Alpana; Trimpl, Marcel; Yarema, Raymond; Zimmerman, Tom; /Fermilab

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Nuclear sensor signal processing circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method are disclosed for a compact and temperature-insensitive nuclear sensor that can be calibrated with a non-hazardous radioactive sample. The nuclear sensor includes a gamma ray sensor that generates tail pulses from radioactive samples. An analog conditioning circuit conditions the tail-pulse signals from the gamma ray sensor, and a tail-pulse simulator circuit generates a plurality of simulated tail-pulse signals. A computer system processes the tail pulses from the gamma ray sensor and the simulated tail pulses from the tail-pulse simulator circuit. The nuclear sensor is calibrated under the control of the computer. The offset is adjusted using the simulated tail pulses. Since the offset is set to zero or near zero, the sensor gain can be adjusted with a non-hazardous radioactive source such as, for example, naturally occurring radiation and potassium chloride.

Kallenbach, Gene A. (Bosque Farms, NM); Noda, Frank T. (Albuquerque, NM); Mitchell, Dean J. (Tijeras, NM); Etzkin, Joshua L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

179

A simple figure of merit for high temperature superconducting switches  

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The discovery of the new high temperature superconductors has revived interest in many special applications, including superconducting switches. For comparison of switch types, a simple figure of merit based in switch performance is proposed, derived for superconducting switches, and then calculated for thyristors and vacuum switches. The figure of merit is then used to show what critical current density would be needed for superconducting switches to compete with more conventional switches. 46 refs., 1 fig.

Honig, E.M.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Ionic field effect and memristive phenomena in single-point ferroelectric domain switching  

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Electric field induced polarization switching underpins most functional applications of ferroelectric materials in information technology, materials science, and optoelectronics. In the last 20 years, much attention has been focused on the switching of individual domains using scanning probe microscopy, both as model of ferroelectric data storage and approach to explore fundamental physics of ferroelectric switching. The classical picture of tip induced switching includes formation of cylindrical domain oriented along the tip field, with the domain size is largely determined by the tip-induced field distribution and domain wall motion kinetics. The polarization screening is recognized as a necessary precondition to the stability of ferroelectric phase; however, screening processes are generally considered to be uniformly efficient and not leading to changes in switching behavior. Here, we demonstrate that single-point tip-induced polarization switching can give rise to a surprisingly broad range of domain morphologies, including radial and angular instabilities. These behaviors are traced to the surface screening charge dynamics, which in some cases can even give rise to anomalous switching against the electric field (ionic field effect). The implications of these behaviors for ferroelectric materials and devices are discussed.

Ievlev, Anton [ORNL] [ORNL; Morozovska, A. N. [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine] [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine; Eliseev, E. A. [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine] [National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine; Shur, Vladimir Ya. [Ural Federal University, Russia] [Ural Federal University, Russia; Kalinin, Sergei V [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS--I: REGULAR PAPERS, VOL. 60, NO. 5, MAY 2013 1149 Chopper-Stabilized Bidirectional Current  

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-Stabilized Bidirectional Current Acquisition Circuits for Electrochemical Amperometric Biosensors Hamed Mazhab Jafari and Roman Genov Abstract--Two low-noise bidirectional current acquisition cir- cuits for interfacing with electrochemical amperometric biosensor arrays are presented. The first design is a switched

Genov, Roman

182

Solid-state Marx based two-switch voltage modulator for the On-Line Isotope Mass Separator accelerator at the European Organization for Nuclear Research  

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A new circuit topology is proposed to replace the actual pulse transformer and thyratron based resonant modulator that supplies the 60 kV target potential for the ion acceleration of the On-Line Isotope Mass Separator accelerator, the stability of which is critical for the mass resolution downstream separator, at the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The improved modulator uses two solid-state switches working together, each one based on the Marx generator concept, operating as series and parallel switches, reducing the stress on the series stacked semiconductors, and also as auxiliary pulse generator in order to fulfill the target requirements. Preliminary results of a 10 kV prototype, using 1200 V insulated gate bipolar transistors and capacitors in the solid-state Marx circuits, ten stages each, with an electrical equivalent circuit of the target, are presented, demonstrating both the improved voltage stability and pulse flexibility potential wanted for this new modulator.

Redondo, L. M.; Canacsinh, H.; Ferrao, N.; Mendes, C. [Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL), R. Conselheiro Emidio Navarro 1, Lisbon 1959-007 (Portugal); Nuclear Physics Center-Lisbon University (CFNUL), Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, Lisbon 1649-003 (Portugal); Silva, J. Fernando [Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, Lisbon 1049-001 (Portugal); Center for Innovation in Electrical and Energy Engineering-TU Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, Lisbon 1049-001 (Portugal); Soares, R. [Nuclear Physics Center--Lisbon University (CFNUL), Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, Lisbon 1649-003 (Portugal); ABT Group, TE Department, Site de Prevessin, FR-01631 CERN (Switzerland); Schipper, J.; Fowler, A. [ABT Group, TE Department, Site de Prevessin, FR-01631 CERN (Switzerland)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

183

Efficient distributed quantum computing  

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...model of a distributed quantum computer. As a result, the circuit...algorithms and the way that quantum computers are likely to be implemented...W.H. was funded by NSF grant nos 0916400, 0829937, 0803478...Large scale modular quantum computer architecture with atomic memory...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Diamond switches for high temperature electronics  

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Diamond switches are well suited for use in high temperature electronics. Laboratory feasibility of diamond switching at 1 kV and 18 A was demonstrated. DC blocking voltages up to 1 kV were demonstrated. A 50 {Omega} load line was switched using a diamond switch, with switch on-state resistivity {approx}7 {Omega}-cm. An electron beam, {approx}150 keV energy, {approx}2 {mu}s full width at half maximum was used to control the 5 mm x 5 mm x 100 {mu}m thick diamond switch. The conduction current temporal history mimics that of the electron beam. These data were taken at room temperature.

Prasad, R.R.; Rondeau, G.; Qi, Niansheng [Alameda Applied Sciences Corp., San Leandro, CA (United States)] [and others

1996-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

185

High-index-contrast electromechanical optical switches  

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System developers are looking to replace protocol-dependent, bandwidth-limited optical networks with intelligent optically-transparent integrated photonic networks. Several electromechanical optical switches are explored ...

Bryant, Reginald (Reginald Eugene), 1978-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Switched reluctance motor : design, simulation and control.  

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??This thesis presents a design method for a switched reluctance (SR) motor to optimise torque production for two types of 3 phase 6/4 poles SRM… (more)

Aljaism, Wadah A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Switched reluctance generator for wind power applications.  

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??The Switched Reluctance Machine (SRM) has received significant industry attention over the past few decades. It is economical, reliable, and easy to control, due to… (more)

Nassereddine, Mohamad

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Multiprocessor switch with selective pairing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

System, method and computer program product for a multiprocessing system to offer selective pairing of processor cores for increased processing reliability. A selective pairing facility is provided that selectively connects, i.e., pairs, multiple microprocessor or processor cores to provide one highly reliable thread (or thread group). Each paired microprocessor or processor cores that provide one highly reliable thread for high-reliability connect with a system components such as a memory "nest" (or memory hierarchy), an optional system controller, and optional interrupt controller, optional I/O or peripheral devices, etc. The memory nest is attached to a selective pairing facility via a switch or a bus

Gara, Alan; Gschwind, Michael K; Salapura, Valentina

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

189

Vertical Circuits Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Circuits Inc Circuits Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Vertical Circuits, Inc. Place Scotts Valley, California Zip 95066 Sector Services Product Vertical Circuits Inc. is a global supplier of advanced die level vertical interconnect packaging technology, products, services and intellectual property for the manufacture of low cost ultra high-speed/high-density semiconductor components. References Vertical Circuits, Inc.[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Vertical Circuits, Inc. is a company located in Scotts Valley, California . References ↑ "Vertical Circuits, Inc." Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Vertical_Circuits_Inc&oldid=352802"

190

Circuit Optimization Using Efficient Parallel Pattern Search  

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Circuit optimization is extremely important in order to design today's high performance integrated circuits. As systems become more and more complex, traditional optimization techniques are no longer viable due to the complex and simulation...

Narasimhan, Srinath S.

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

191

DNA Hybridization Catalysts and Catalyst Circuits  

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blocks for a synthetic DNA-based circuit. While ri- bozymes are the best known example of nucleic acids

Winfree, Erik

192

SYSTEMATIC SYNTHESIS METHOD FOR ANALOGUE CIRCUITS PART III ALL-TRANSISTOR CIRCUIT SYNTHESIS  

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SYSTEMATIC SYNTHESIS METHOD FOR ANALOGUE CIRCUITS ­ PART III ALL-TRANSISTOR CIRCUIT SYNTHESIS David papers (subtitled Parts I and II) together present a systematic synthesis method for analogue circuits. This paper illustrates the synthesis method by deriving and analysing some known all- transistor circuits

Papavassiliou, Christos

193

Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits Scott Aaronson #  

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Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits Scott Aaronson # University of California, Berkeley---that is, a quantum circuit con­ sisting solely of CNOT, Hadamard, and phase gates---can be simulated e that stabilizer circuits are probably not even universal for classical computation. Third, we give e

Aaronson, Scott

194

Integrated Circuit / Microfluidic Chips for Dielectric Manipulation  

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Integrated Circuit / Microfluidic Chips for Dielectric Manipulation A THESIS PRESENTED BY THOMAS by Thomas Hunt All rights reserved. #12;iii Abstract Integrated Circuit / Microfluidic Chips for Dielectric of integrated circuit / microfluidic chips to move individual living cells and chemical droplets along

Heller, Eric

195

Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits  

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Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits Science teaching unit #12;Disclaimer The Department-2008DVD-EN Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits #12;#12;© Crown copyright 2008 1The National Strategies | Secondary Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits 00094-2008DVD-EN Contents Voltage

Berzins, M.

196

The Ideal Transformer Description and Circuit Symbol  

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The Ideal Transformer Description and Circuit Symbol As with all the other circuit elements, there is a physical transformer commonly used in circuits whose behavior can be discussed in great detail. However, in many cases the practical transformer can be adequately approximated by the "ideal transformer," which

King, Roger

197

Modeling and design optimization of switched reluctance machine by boundary element analysis and simulation  

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Nonlinear boundary element analysis provides a more accurate and detailing tool for the design of switched reluctance machines, than the conventional equivalent-circuit methods. Design optimization through more detailed analysis and simulation can reduce development and prototyping costs and time to market. Firstly, magnetic field modeling of an industrial switched reluctance machine by boundary element method is reported in this paper. Secondly, performance prediction and dynamic simulation of motor and control design are presented. Thirdly, magnetic forces that cause noise and vibration are studied, to include the effects of motor and control design variations on noise in the design process. Testing of the motor in NEMA 215-Frame size is carried out to verify the accuracy of modeling and simulation.

Tang, Y.; Kline, J.A. Sr. [Emerson Motor Technology Center, St. Louis, MO (United States). U.S. Electrical Motors Div.] [Emerson Motor Technology Center, St. Louis, MO (United States). U.S. Electrical Motors Div.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Design of bulk thermoelectric modules for integrated circuit thermal management  

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Index Terms—Contact resistance, equivalent circuit models,1-D equivalent circuit model. When the thermal resistance

Fukutani, K; Shakouri, A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Optoelectronic switches based on diffusive conduction Hilmi Volkan Demira  

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Optoelectronic switches based on diffusive conduction Hilmi Volkan Demira and Fatih Hakan Koklu the process of diffusive conduction that we use in our optoelectronic switches to achieve rapid optical. We demonstrate the feasibility of using such diffusive conductive optoelectronic switches

Miller, David A. B.

200

Gas mixtures for spark gap closing switches  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Gas mixtures for use in spark gap closing switches comprised of fluorocarbons and low molecular weight, inert buffer gases. To this can be added a third gas having a low ionization potential relative to the buffer gas. The gas mixtures presented possess properties that optimized the efficiency spark gap closing switches. 6 figs.

Christophorou, L.G.; McCorkle, D.L.; Hunter, S.R.

1987-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Ames Lab 101: Ultrafast Magnetic Switching  

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Ames Laboratory physicists have found a new way to switch magnetism that is at least 1000 times faster than currently used in magnetic memory technologies. Magnetic switching is used to encode information in hard drives, magnetic random access memory and other computing devices. The discovery potentially opens the door to terahertz and faster memory speeds.

Jigang Wang

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

202

Ames Lab 101: Ultrafast Magnetic Switching  

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Ames Laboratory physicists have found a new way to switch magnetism that is at least 1000 times faster than currently used in magnetic memory technologies. Magnetic switching is used to encode information in hard drives, magnetic random access memory and other computing devices. The discovery potentially opens the door to terahertz and faster memory speeds.

Jigang Wang

2013-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

203

Method of pedestal and common-mode noise correction for switched-capacitor analog memories  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus are disclosed for correcting common-mode noise and pedestal noise in a multichannel array of switched-capacitor analog memories wherein each analog memory is connected to an associated analog-to-digital converter. The apparatus comprises a single differential element in two different embodiments. In a first embodiment, the differential element is a reference analog memory connected to a buffer. In the second embodiment, the differential element is a reference analog memory connected to a reference analog-to-digital connected to an array of digital summing circuits. 4 figs.

Britton, C.L.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

204

Seismic switch for strong motion measurement  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A seismic switching device that has an input signal from an existing microseismic station seismometer and a signal from a strong motion measuring instrument. The seismic switch monitors the signal level of the strong motion instrument and passes the seismometer signal to the station data telemetry and recording systems. When the strong motion instrument signal level exceeds a user set threshold level, the seismometer signal is switched out and the strong motion signal is passed to the telemetry system. The amount of time the strong motion signal is passed before switching back to the seismometer signal is user controlled between 1 and 15 seconds. If the threshold level is exceeded during a switch time period, the length of time is extended from that instant by one user set time period.

Harben, Philip E. (Oakley, CA); Rodgers, Peter W. (Santa Barbara, CA); Ewert, Daniel W. (Patterson, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Seismic switch for strong motion measurement  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A seismic switching device is described that has an input signal from an existing microseismic station seismometer and a signal from a strong motion measuring instrument. The seismic switch monitors the signal level of the strong motion instrument and passes the seismometer signal to the station data telemetry and recording systems. When the strong motion instrument signal level exceeds a user set threshold level, the seismometer signal is switched out and the strong motion signal is passed to the telemetry system. The amount of time the strong motion signal is passed before switching back to the seismometer signal is user controlled between 1 and 15 seconds. If the threshold level is exceeded during a switch time period, the length of time is extended from that instant by one user set time period. 11 figs.

Harben, P.E.; Rodgers, P.W.; Ewert, D.W.

1995-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

206

Ionization tube simmer current circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A highly efficient flash lamp simmer current circuit utilizes a fifty percent duty cycle square wave pulse generator to pass a current over a current limiting inductor to a full wave rectifier. The DC output of the rectifier is then passed over a voltage smoothing capacitor through a reverse current blocking diode to a flash lamp tube to sustain ionization in the tube between discharges via a small simmer current. An alternate embodiment of the circuit combines the pulse generator and inductor in the form of an FET off line square wave generator with an impedance limited step up output transformer which is then applied to the full wave rectifier as before to yield a similar simmer current.

Steinkraus, Jr., Robert F. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Ionization tube simmer current circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A highly efficient flash lamp simmer current circuit utilizes a fifty percent duty cycle square wave pulse generator to pass a current over a current limiting inductor to a full wave rectifier. The DC output of the rectifier is then passed over a voltage smoothing capacitor through a reverse current blocking diode to a flash lamp tube to sustain ionization in the tube between discharges via a small simmer current. An alternate embodiment of the circuit combines the pulse generator and inductor in the form of an FET off line square wave generator with an impedance limited step up output transformer which is then applied to the full wave rectifier as before to yield a similar simmer current. 6 figures.

Steinkraus, R.F. Jr.

1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

208

Pipelined Circuit Switching: Analysis for the Torus with Non-Uniform Traffic  

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Safaei,F. Khonsari,A. Fathy,M. Ould-Khaoua,M. Journal of Systems Architecture, to appear Elsevier Science

Safaei, F.; Khonsari, A.; Fathy, M.; Ould-Khaoua, M.

209

Photoconductive circuit element pulse generator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A pulse generator for characterizing semiconductor devices at millimeter wavelength frequencies where a photoconductive circuit element (PCE) is biased by a direct current voltage source and produces short electrical pulses when excited into conductance by short laser light pulses. The electrical pulses are electronically conditioned to improve the frequency related amplitude characteristics of the pulses which thereafter propagate along a transmission line to a device under test.

Rauscher, Christen (Alexandria, VA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Power Consumption and Scalability of Optically Switched Interconnects  

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We analyzed three realizations of optically switched interconnects regarding power consumption and scalability. The optically switched interconnects provide higher power efficiency...

Fehratovic, Naida; Aleksic, Slavisa

211

Modeling Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching Modeling Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching Poster presentation given at the 16th Directions in...

212

Switch on Clean Energy Activity Book | Department of Energy  

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Switch on Clean Energy Activity Book Switch on Clean Energy Activity Book Games and activity book about energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for kids....

213

Flipping the switch on magnetism in strontium titanate  

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Flipping the switch on magnetism in strontium titanate Flipping the switch on magnetism in strontium titanate Researchers have found a way to magnetize this material using light,...

214

Artificial molecules that switch "handedness" at light-speed  

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molecules that switch "handedness" Artificial molecules that switch "handedness" at light-speed Researchers create the first artificial molecules whose chirality can be...

215

Distributed Solar PV for Electricity System Resiliency: Policy...  

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supply. Members of the community installed a total of 700 kW of distributed rooftop solar capacity. CES units were added at the substation and distribution circuits, along with...

216

Understanding fuel switching under the EU ETS  

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Since the creation of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS), European power producers have monitored carbon emissions resulting from the composition of their production. Fuel switching is the main short-term abatement measure under the EU ETS. It consists in substituting combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) for hard-coal plants in off-peak power generation. Thereby coal plants run for shorter periods, allowing power producers to reduce their CO2 emissions. The aim of this paper is two-fold. First, we summarise the main characteristics of fuel switching under the EU ETS. Second, we show how differences in the energy/environmental efficiency of power plants impact the marginal cost of fuel switching. We demonstrate that the level of switching effort influences the dependence of the marginal cost of switching on fuel prices. The marginal cost of switching is shown to be increasingly dependent on the gas price as the switching effort increases, whereas the net effect is undetermined for the coal price. All the conclusions are summarised in several illustrative examples.

Vincent Bertrand

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Optical fiber imaging for high speed plasma motion diagnostics: Applied to low voltage circuit breakers  

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An integrated portable measurement system is described for the study of high speed and high temperature unsteady plasma flows such as those found in the vicinity of high current switching arcs. An array of optical fibers allows the formation of low spatial resolution images, with a maximum capture rate of 1x10{sup 6} images per second (1 MHz), with 8 bit intensity resolution. Novel software techniques are reported to allow imaging of the arc; and to measure arc trajectories. Results are presented on high current (2 kA) discharge events in a model test fixture and on the application to a commercial low voltage circuit breaker.

McBride, J. W. [School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom); Balestrero, A.; Tribulato, G. [ABB SACE DIVISION, ABB S.p.A., Via Baioni, Bergamo 35 IT-24123 (Italy); Ghezzi, L. [ABB SACE DIVISION, ABB S.p.A., Viale dell'Industria, Vittuone (MI)18 IT-20010 (Italy); Cross, K. J. [Taicaan Ltd., 2 Venture Road, Southampton Science Park, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 7NP (United Kingdom)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

218

Nanometer Resolution Imaging by SIngle Molecule Switching  

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The fluorescence intensity of single molecules can change dramatically even under constant laser excitation. The phenomenon is frequently called "blinking" and involves molecules switching between high and low intensity states.[1-3] In additional to spontaneous blinking, the fluorescence of some special fluorophores, such as cyanine dyes and photoactivatable fluorescent proteins, can be switched on and off by choice using a second laser. Recent single-molecule spectroscopy investigations have shed light on mechanisms of single molecule blinking and photoswitching. This ability to controllably switch single molecules led to the invention of a novel fluorescence microscopy with nanometer spatial resolution well beyond the diffraction limit.

Hu, Dehong; Orr, Galya

2010-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

219

Circuit considerations for repetitive railguns  

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Railgun electromagnetic launchers have significant military and scientific potential. They provide direct conversion of electrical energy to projectile kinetic energy, and they offer the hope of achieving projectile velocities greatly exceeding the limits of conventional guns. With over 10 km/sec already demonstrated, railguns are attracting attention for tactical and strategic weapons systems and for scientific equation-of-state research. The full utilization of railguns will require significant improvements in every aspect of system design - projectile, barrel, and power source - to achieve operation on a large scale. This paper will review fundamental aspects of railguns, with emphasis on circuit considerations and repetitive operation.

Honih, E.M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Polysilicon photoconductor for integrated circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A photoconductive element of polycrystalline silicon is provided with intrinsic response time which does not limit overall circuit response. An undoped polycrystalline silicon layer is deposited by LPCVD to a selected thickness on silicon dioxide. The deposited polycrystalline silicon is then annealed at a selected temperature and for a time effective to obtain crystal sizes effective to produce an enhanced current output. The annealed polycrystalline layer is subsequently exposed and damaged by ion implantation to a damage factor effective to obtain a fast photoconductive response. 6 figs.

Hammond, R.B.; Bowman, D.R.

1989-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission line between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other. 5 figures.

Ikezi, H.; Lin-Liu, Y.R.; DeGrassie, J.S.

1991-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

222

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission line between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other.

Ikezi, Hiroyuki (Rancho Santa Fe, CA); Lin-Liu, Yuh-Ren (San Diego, CA); DeGrassie, John S. (Encinitas, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Wind Power System Simulation of Switch Control  

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In order to find a balance between energy efficiency and reliability of wind power generation system, this paper presents a ... switch control strategy. This paper establishes a wind power system simulation model...

Yuehua Huang; Guangxu Li; Huanhuan Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Mercury switch with non-wettable electrodes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A mercury switch device comprising a pool of mercury and a plurality of electrical contacts made of or coated with a non-wettable material such as titanium diboride.

Karnowsky, Maurice M. (Albulquerque, NM); Yost, Frederick G. (Carlsbad, NM)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Optoelectronic switching of addressable molecular crossbar junctions  

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This letter reports on the observation of optoelectronic switching in addressable molecular crossbar junctions fabricated using polymer stamp-printing method. The active medium in the junction is a molecular self-assembled monolayer softly sandwiched between gold electrodes. The molecular junctions are investigated through currentvoltage measurements at varied temperature (from 95 to 300 K) in high vacuum condition. The junctions show reversible optoelectronic switching with the highest on/off ratio of 3 orders of magnitude at 95 K. The switching behavior is independent of both optical wavelength and molecular structure, while it strongly depends on the temperature. Initial analysis indicates that the distinct binding nature of the molecule/electrode interfaces play a dominant role in the switching performance.

J. C. Li

2006-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

226

Circuit reconstruction tools today Stephen J Smith  

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Circuit reconstruction tools today Stephen J Smith To understand how a brain processes information, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, United States Corresponding author: Smith

Born, Richard

227

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to  

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Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Colonial Williamsburg Switches to Alternative Transportation on AddThis.com...

228

Performance analysis of PV pumping systems using switched reluctance motor drives  

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A PV pumping system using switched reluctance motor (SRM) is thoroughly investigated in this work. This motor is supplied by a d.c. voltage through a simple switching circuit. This drive circuit is much simpler than the normal d.c./a.c. inverter required to supply the induction motor. The efficiency of this motor is considerably higher than that of the equivalent d.c. or induction motors. In addition, because of the simple construction, SRM is cheaper than these conventional drives. Because of the above advantages of the SRM, the proposed system has higher efficiency and lower cost as compared with other systems. A design example is studied in detail to explore the advantages of PV pumping systems based on this new drive. The study of the performance of the proposed system showed that the operating efficiency of the motor is about 85% during most of its working time. The matching efficiency between the PV array and the proposed system approaches 95%. The major part of the losses takes place in the pump and the riser pipes. This loss represents one-third of the total available energy. 21 refs., 10 figs.

Metwally, H.M.B. [Zagazig Univ. (Egypt)] [Zagazig Univ. (Egypt); Anis, W.R. [Ain Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt)] [Ain Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

229

Spatial dynamics of picosecond CO sub 2 laser pulses produced by optical switching in Ge  

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The design, test and optimization of a picosecond CO{sub 2} pulse-forming system are presented. The system switches a semiconductor's optical characteristics at 10 {mu}m under the control of a synchronized 1.06-{mu}m Nd:YAG picosecond laser pulse. An energy-efficient version of such a system using collimated beams is described. A simple, semi-empirical approach is used to simulate the switching process, specifically including the spatial distributions of the laser energy and phase, which are relevant for experiments in laser-driven electron acceleration. 11 refs., 7 figs.

Pogorelsky, I. (Spectra Technology, Inc., Bellevue, WA (USA) Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)); Fisher, A.S.; Veligdan, J. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)); Russell, P. (Princeton Univ., NJ (USA). Dept. of Physics)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

New Mathematical Method Reveals Where Proteins Bind with DNA to Switch  

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Mathematical Mathematical Method Reveals Where Genes Switch On or Off New Mathematical Method Reveals Where Genes Switch On or Off "Compressed sensing" determines atomic-level energy potentials with accuracy approaching experimental measurement February 22, 2012 | Tags: Biological and Environmental Research (BER), Carver, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Math & Computer Science, NISE John Hules, JAHules@lbl.gov, +1 510 486 6008 Figure 1. Helix-turn-helix (HTH) proteins are the most widely distributed family of DNA-binding proteins, occurring in all biological kingdoms. This image shows a lambda repressor HTH transcription factor (green) binding to a lambda operator DNA sequence (blue and red) of the virus bacteriophage lambda. Image: Richard Wheeler, Wikipedia

231

Orbital-resolved spin model for thermal magnetization switching in rare-earth-based ferrimagnets  

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The switching of rare-earth-based ferrimagnets triggered by thermal excitation is investigated on the basis of an atomistic spin model beyond the rigid-spin approximation, distinguishing magnetic moments due to electrons in d and f orbitals of the rare earth. It is shown that after excitation of the conduction electrons a transient ferromagneticlike state follows from a dissipationless spin dynamics where energy and angular momentum are distributed between the two sublattices. The final relaxation can then lead to a new state with the magnetization switched with respect to the initial state. The time scale of the switching event is to a large extent determined by the exchange interaction between the two sublattices.

S. Wienholdt; D. Hinzke; K. Carva; P. M. Oppeneer; U. Nowak

2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

232

Circuit breaker monitoring application using wireless communication  

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Circuit breakers are used in the power system to break or make current flow through power apparatus. Reliable operation of circuit breakers is critical to the well- being of the power system and can be achieved by regular inspection and maintenance...

Ved, Nitin

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

233

A Spatial Computing Architecture Implementing Computation Circuits  

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A Spatial Computing Architecture for Implementing Computation Circuits David Grant Supervisor: Dr Architecture Tools Preliminary Results Conclusions #12;3 Introduction Computational Circuits Software MB of memory ­ Add a few million gates ??? #12;5 Architecture and Tools to implement computational

Lemieux, Guy

234

www.plusplasticelectronics.com THE CIRCUIT  

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www.plusplasticelectronics.com THE CIRCUIT + SMART FABRICS 2011 + SMART TEXTILES SALON watch NANOMATERIALS IN PRINTED ELECTRONICS The circuit SMART FABRICS 2011 SMART TEXTILES SALON in Physics in 2010 for their discovery of graphene, an ultra-thin carbon material with extraordinary

Aksay, Ilhan A.

235

Video Switching in the Panopto Editor Video Switching in the Panopto Editor  

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Video Switching in the Panopto Editor Video Switching in the Panopto Editor In My Pitt Video (Panopto) you can control and edit which video streams the viewer sees by editing individual streams in the My Pitt Video (Panopto) Editor. Editing the primary video source will edit on all streams, editing

Benos, Panayiotis "Takis"

236

Deutsch Algorithm on Classical Circuits  

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The well-known Deutsch Algorithm (DA) and Deutsch-Jozsha Algorithm (DJA) both are used as an evidence to the power of quantum computers over classical computation mediums. In these theoretical experiments, it has been shown that a quantum computer can find the answer with certainty within a few steps although classical electronic systems must evaluate more iterations than quantum computer. In this paper, it is shown that a classical computation system formed by using ordinary electronic parts may perform the same task with equal performance than quantum computers. DA and DJA quantum circuits act like an analog computer, so it is unfair to compare the bit of classical digital computers with the qubit of quantum computers. An analog signal carrying wire will of course carry more information that a bit carrying wire without serial communication protocols.

Osman Kaan Erol

2008-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

237

Reusable vibration resistant integrated circuit mounting socket  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention discloses a novel form of socket for integrated circuits to be mounted on printed circuit boards. The socket uses a novel contact which is fabricated out of a bimetallic strip with a shape which makes the end of the strip move laterally as temperature changes. The end of the strip forms a barb which digs into an integrated circuit lead at normal temperatures and holds it firmly in the contact, preventing loosening and open circuits from vibration. By cooling the contact containing the bimetallic strip the barb end can be made to release so that the integrated circuit lead can be removed from the socket without damage either to the lead or to the socket components.

Evans, Craig N. (Irwin, PA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

An evaluation of Access Tier local area network switches.  

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This reports tabulates the Test and Evaluation results of the Access Class Switch tests conducted by members of Department 9336. About 15 switches were reviewed for use in the enterprise network as access tier switches as defined in a three tier architecture. The Access Switch Tier has several functions including: aggregate customer desktop ports, preserve and apply QoS tags, provide switched LAN access, provide VLAN assignment, as well as others. The typical switch size is 48 or less user ports. The evaluation team reviewed network switch evaluation reports from the Tolly Group as well as other sources. We then used these reports as a starting point to identify particular switches for evaluation. In general we reviewed the products of dominant equipment manufacturers. Also, based on architectural design requirements, the majority of the switches tested were of relatively small monolithic unit variety.

Eldridge, John M.; Olsberg, Ronald R.

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Photonic switching devices based on semiconductor nanostructures  

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Focusing and guiding light into semiconductor nanostructures can deliver revolutionary concepts for photonic devices, which offer a practical pathway towards next-generation power-efficient optical networks. In this review, we consider the prospects for photonic switches using semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and photonic cavities which possess unique properties based on their low dimensionality. The optical nonlinearity of such photonic switches is theoretically analyzed by introducing the concept of a field enhancement factor. This approach reveals drastic improvement in both power-density and speed, which is able to overcome the limitations that have beset conventional photonic switches for decades. In addition, the overall power consumption is reduced due to the atom-like nature of QDs as well as the nano-scale footprint of photonic cavities. Based on this theoretical perspective, the current state-of-the-art of QD/cavity switches is reviewed in terms of various optical nonlinearity phenomena which have been utilized to demonstrate photonic switching. Emerging techniques, enabled by cavity nonlinear effects such as wavelength tuning, Purcell-factor tuning and plasmonic effects are also discussed.

Chao-Yuan Jin; Osamu Wada

2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

240

Anatomy and physiology of neurons supporting the cerebellar circuit  

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firing patterns lead to some interesting questions about the circuitand circuit connections. Do membrane and firing propertiesfiring rate. Another important area of cerebellum circuit

Champion, Kristine Elizabeth

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

High Temperature, High Voltage Fully Integrated Gate Driver Circuit  

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driver circuit, 5-V on- chip voltage regulator, short-circuit protection, undervoltage lockout, bootstrap capacitor, dead time controller and temperature sensor * 0.8-micron,...

242

Digital Circuits Spring 2008--Course 0156-244-001  

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: · Introduction to Logic and Binary Systems Number systems, corresponding math, & codes (BCD, grey codes, etc programmable architectures VHDL (code for converting circuit design into working programmable circuit

Bentley, Sean

243

Equivalent circuits and efficiencies of fuel cells  

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By introducing an equivalent thermal potential fixed in terms of the heat of reaction, a thermodynamic equivalent circuit is determined for a fuel cell which yields the correct current-potential curve of the cell for low current by formal application of Ohm's law. The thermodynamic power balance and the thermodynamic efficiency also are given correctly. A linear electrical equivalent circuit is constructed which represents closely the electrical performance of the cell over a wide range of current (not approaching zero). The effect of polarization processes on the electrical power and efficiency is taken into account through a single constant parameter. Introduction of the equivalent thermal potential into the circuit yields a thermodynamic equivalent circuit whose output computed by formal use of Ohm's law coincides exactly with that given by the electrical equivalent circuit. The correct electrical properties, thermodynamic power balance, and thermodynamic efficiency follow directly from the circuit. A general theorem is formulated, independently of the validity of an equivalent circuit, connecting the thermodynamic and electrical efficiencies of a fuel cell. Confirmatory experimental results based on hydrogen—oxygen cells are presented, which underline the large reduction in available power brought about by polarization processes and entropy changes in a fuel cell.

J.J. Gilvarry; J.I. Slaughtert

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Detailed design of a 13 kA 13 kV dc solid-state turn-off switch  

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An experimental facility for the study of electromagnetic effects in the First Wall-Blanket-shield (FWBS) systems of fusion reactors has been constructed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). In a test volume of 0.76 m/sup 3/, a vertical, pulsed 5 kG dipole field (B < 320 kGs/sup -1/) is perpendicular to a 10 kG solenoid field. Power supplies of 2.75 MW at 550 V dc and 5.5 MW at 550 V dc and a solid-state switch rated at 13 kA and 13 kV (169 MW) control the pulsed magnetic fields. The total stored energy in the coils is 2.6 MJ. This paper describes the design and construction features of the solid-state switching circuit which turns off a dc of 13 kA in approximately 82 ..mu..s and holds off voltages of < 13 kV.

Praeg, W.F.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Explosive-driven, high speed, arcless switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An explosive-actuated, fast-acting arcless switch contains a highly conductive foil to carry high currents positioned adjacent a dielectric surface within a casing. At one side of the foil opposite the dielectric surface is an explosive which, when detonated, drives the conductive foil against the dielectric surface. A pattern of grooves in the dielectric surface ruptures the foil to establish a rupture path having a pattern corresponding to the pattern of the grooves. The impedance of the ruptured foil is greater than that of the original foil to divert high current to a load. Planar and cylindrical embodiments of the switch are disclosed.

Skogmo, P.J.; Tucker, T.J.

1986-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

246

Explosive-driven, high speed, arcless switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An explosive-actuated, fast-acting arcless switch contains a highly conductive foil to carry high currents positioned adjacent a dielectric surface within a casing. At one side of the foil opposite the dielectric surface is an explosive which, when detonated, drives the conductive foil against the dielectric surface. A pattern of grooves in the dielectric surface ruptures the foil to establish a rupture path having a pattern corresponding to the pattern of the grooves. The impedance of the ruptured foil is greater than that of the original foil to divert high current to a load. Planar and cylindrical embodiments of the switch are disclosed. 7 figs.

Skogmo, P.J.; Tucker, T.J.

1987-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

247

Method of manufacturing Josephson junction integrated circuits  

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Josephson junction integrated circuits of the current injection type and magnetically controlled type utilize a superconductive layer that forms both Josephson junction electrode for the Josephson junction devices on the integrated circuit as well as a ground plane for the integrated circuit. Large area Josephson junctions are utilized for effecting contact to lower superconductive layers and islands are formed in superconductive layers to provide isolation between the groudplane function and the Josephson junction electrode function as well as to effect crossovers. A superconductor-barrier-superconductor trilayer patterned by local anodization is also utilized with additional layers formed thereover. Methods of manufacturing the embodiments of the invention are disclosed.

Jillie Jr., D. W.; Smith, L. N.

1985-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

248

The Application of Switched Reluctance Motor in Electric Screw Press  

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With computer technology, power electronics, digital control technology, a new type of power system - Switched Reluctance Motor Drives (Switched Reluctance Driver, referred to as SRD) came into being, it is ba...

Zhang Fangyang; Ruan Feng

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Quantum computation beyond the circuit model  

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The quantum circuit model is the most widely used model of quantum computation. It provides both a framework for formulating quantum algorithms and an architecture for the physical construction of quantum computers. However, ...

Jordan, Stephen Paul

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

B : Bayesian Circuit Analysis by Michel Wilson  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

://ftp.arl.army.mil/~mike/comphist. #12;B : Bayesian Circuit Analysis by Topology Author: Michel Wilson Student id: Email: michel obtained. esis Committee: Chair: Prof. Dr. Ir. A.J.C. van Gemund, Faculty EEMCS, TU Del University

Kuzmanov, Georgi

251

Yield learning model for integrated circuit package  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, and has a major influence on product perfo rmance and reliability. Increasing the yield in package assembly influence on product perfo will reduce the effective manufacturing cost during assembly. Hence integrated circuit manufacturers try to improve...

Balasubramaniam, Gaurishankar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

252

Microelectronic Devices and Circuits - 2006 Electronic Edition  

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Combining semiconductor device physics and modeling with electronic circuit analysis and practice in a single sophomore/junior level microelectronics course, this textbook offers an integrated approach so students can truly ...

Fonstad, Clifton

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Parameterized modeling of multiport passive circuit blocks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

System level design optimization has recently started drawing the attention of circuit designers. A system level optimizer would search over the entire design space, adjusting the parameters of interest, for optimal ...

Mahmood, Zohaib

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Carbon nanotube synthesis for integrated circuit interconnects  

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Based on their properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been identified as ideal replacements for copper interconnects in integrated circuits given their higher current density, inertness, and higher resistance to ...

Nessim, Gilbert Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Analysis of S-Circuit Uncertainty  

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The theory of sensori-computational circuits provides a capable framework for the description and optimization of robotic systems, including on-line optimizations. This theory, however, is inadequate in that it does not account for uncertainty in a...

Ahmed, Taahir

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

256

Analysis and Design of Resilient VLSI Circuits  

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and design techniques with the goal of realizing VLSI circuits which are tolerant to radiation particle strikes and process variations. This dissertation consists of two parts. The first part proposes four analysis and two design approaches to address...

Garg, Rajesh

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

257

Analog circuit for controlling acoustic transducer arrays  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A simplified ananlog circuit is presented for controlling electromechanical transducer pairs in an acoustic telemetry system. The analog circuit of this invention comprises a single electrical resistor which replaces all of the digital components in a known digital circuit. In accordance with this invention, a first transducer in a transducer pair of array is driven in series with the resistor. The voltage drop across this resistor is then amplified and used to drive the second transducer. The voltage drop across the resistor is proportional and in phase with the current to the transducer. This current is approximately 90 degrees out of phase with the driving voltage to the transducer. This phase shift replaces the digital delay required by the digital control circuit of the prior art.

Drumheller, Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Practical Stability Assessement of Distributed Synchronous Generators Under Load Variations  

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Practical Stability Assessement of Distributed Synchronous Generators Under Load Variations Roman the practical stability of distribution systems with synchronous generators subject to changes in the system a mathematical model of the distribution system with synchronous generators in the form of a switched affine

Pota, Himanshu Roy

259

Optically initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved photoconductive switch having a SiC or other wide band gap substrate material, such as GaAs and field-grading liners composed of preferably SiN formed on the substrate adjacent the electrode perimeters or adjacent the substrate perimeters for grading the electric fields.

Caporaso, George J. (Livermore, CA); Sampayan, Stephen E. (Manteca, CA); Sullivan, James S. (Livermore, CA); Sanders; David M. (Livermore, CA)

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

260

Mechanism of Magnetic Relaxation Switching Sensing  

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Mechanism of Magnetic Relaxation Switching Sensing ... H.S. acknowledges financial support from the B.S.-Ph.D. National Science Scholarship awarded by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore. ... sciences share a common interest in small structures (the definition of 'small' depends on the application, but can range from 1 nm to 1 mm). ...

Changwook Min; Huilin Shao; Monty Liong; Tae-Jong Yoon; Ralph Weissleder; Hakho Lee

2012-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Equivalent Circuit Modeling of Hysteresis Motors  

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We performed a literature review and found that many equivalent circuit models of hysteresis motors in use today are incorrect. The model by Miyairi and Kataoka (1965) is the correct one. We extended the model by transforming it to quadrature coordinates, amenable to circuit or digital simulation. 'Hunting' is an oscillatory phenomenon often observed in hysteresis motors. While several works have attempted to model the phenomenon with some partial success, we present a new complete model that predicts hunting from first principles.

Nitao, J J; Scharlemann, E T; Kirkendall, B A

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

262

Investigation of dielectric overlay microstrip circuits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

INVESTIGATION OF DIELECTRIC OVERLAY MICROSTRIP CIRCUITS A Thesis by JAMES LOUIS KLEIN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1988 Major... Subject: Electrical Engineering INVESTIGATION OF DIELECTRIC OVERLAY MICRO STRIP CIRCUITS A Thesis by JAMES LOUIS KLEIN Approved as to style and content by: Kai Chang Robert D. Nevels (Member) Krzysztof A. Michalski (Member) Mark H. Weichold...

Klein, James Louis

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Invertibility of Nonlinear Switched Systems Aneel Tanwani and Daniel Liberzon  

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Invertibility of Nonlinear Switched Systems Aneel Tanwani and Daniel Liberzon Abstract-- This article addresses the invertibility problem for switched nonlinear systems affine in controls. The problem and sufficient condition for a switched system to be invertible, which says that the subsystems should

264

OPTICAL PACKET SWITCHING George N. Rouskas, Lisong Xu  

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Chapter 1 OPTICAL PACKET SWITCHING George N. Rouskas, Lisong Xu Department of Computer Science of optical packet switching (OPS) is emerging as an alter- native to coarser-grained switching in the optical reconfigurable, bandwidth-efficient, and flexible optical layer. In this chapter we study some

265

Four Phase Switched Reluctance Motor Direct Torque Control  

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The three-phase switched reluctance motor direct torque control method mostly is a simple transplantation of the three-phase AC asynchronous motor direct torque control method, not suitable for arbitrary-phase switched reluctance motor. In this paper, ... Keywords: SRM, Direct torque control, Flux vector, Voltage vector, Switched rule

Wang Mianhua

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

E-Print Network 3.0 - artificial molecular switch Sample Search...  

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variation in which they evade immunity by switching... transmission. mathematical model Typanosoma brucei variant surface glycoprotein switching hierarchy Source: Read,...

267

Differential transimpedance amplifier circuit for correlated differential amplification  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A differential transimpedance amplifier circuit for correlated differential amplification. The amplifier circuit increase electronic signal-to-noise ratios in charge detection circuits designed for the detection of very small quantities of electrical charge and/or very weak electromagnetic waves. A differential, integrating capacitive transimpedance amplifier integrated circuit comprising capacitor feedback loops performs time-correlated subtraction of noise.

Gresham, Christopher A. (Albuquerque, NM); Denton, M. Bonner (Tucson, AZ); Sperline, Roger P. (Tucson, AZ)

2008-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

268

Parallel algorithm strategies for circuit simulation.  

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Circuit simulation tools (e.g., SPICE) have become invaluable in the development and design of electronic circuits. However, they have been pushed to their performance limits in addressing circuit design challenges that come from the technology drivers of smaller feature scales and higher integration. Improving the performance of circuit simulation tools through exploiting new opportunities in widely-available multi-processor architectures is a logical next step. Unfortunately, not all traditional simulation applications are inherently parallel, and quickly adapting mature application codes (even codes designed to parallel applications) to new parallel paradigms can be prohibitively difficult. In general, performance is influenced by many choices: hardware platform, runtime environment, languages and compilers used, algorithm choice and implementation, and more. In this complicated environment, the use of mini-applications small self-contained proxies for real applications is an excellent approach for rapidly exploring the parameter space of all these choices. In this report we present a multi-core performance study of Xyce, a transistor-level circuit simulation tool, and describe the future development of a mini-application for circuit simulation.

Thornquist, Heidi K.; Schiek, Richard Louis; Keiter, Eric Richard

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

A distributed on-line HV transmission condition monitoring information system  

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China Light and Power Company Ltd. (CLP) is responsible for supplying electricity to the whole of Hong Kong except Hong Kong Island and Lamma Island. In CLP`s Castle Peak power plant, 19 kV and 23 kV electric supplies are generated. The voltage is then stepped up to 400 kV for transmission. The intermediate control between those transformers and the major 400 kV overhead transmission system lies with a standard One and a half Breaker Configuration switch substations. The substation houses single phase encapsulated SF{sub 6} circuit breakers. In the urban centers, 400 kV substations are installed to step down 400 kV to 132 kV or further to 11 kV for distribution. This paper describes the development of a on-line distributed information system for monitoring the conditions of the whole HV transmission system. The system continuously monitors status of each circuit breaker (CB) together with important operational parameters, such as duration during making and breaking, operations of hydraulic pumps and SF{sub 6} gas pressure etc. Each group of CBs is monitored by a standalone microcontroller using a local area network with a baud rate of 9,600. The information can be recorded on the harddisk of an on-site microcomputer and further transmitted back to a remote computer for alarm generation and multi-station supervision. The CLP 400 kV substation and the Tsz Wan Shan 400 kV substation are among the first targets for development.

Chan, W.L. [Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ., Kowloon (Hong Kong)] [Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ., Kowloon (Hong Kong); Pang, S.L.; Chan, T.M. [China Light and Power Co. Ltd., Hong Kong (Hong Kong)] [China Light and Power Co. Ltd., Hong Kong (Hong Kong); So, A.T.P. [City Univ. of Hong Kong, Kowloon (Hong Kong)] [City Univ. of Hong Kong, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fiber optic sensors for monitoring sodium circuits and power grid cables  

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At Kalpakkam, India, a programme on development of Raman Distributed Temperature sensor (RDTS) for Fast Breeder Reactors (FBR) application is undertaken. Leak detection in sodium circuits of FBR is critical for the safety and performance of the reactors. It is demonstrated that RDTS can be usefully employed in monitoring sodium circuits and in tracking the percolating sodium in case of any leak. Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced (ACSR) cable is commonly used as overhead power transmission cable in power grid. A second application demonstrates the suitability of using RDTS to monitor this transmission cable for any defect. (authors)

Kasinathan, M.; Sosamma, S.; Pandian, C.; Vijayakumar, V.; Chandramouli, S.; Nashine, B. K.; Rao, C. B.; Murali, N.; Rajan, K. K.; Jayakumar, T. [IGCAR, Kalpakkam (India)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Distributed Algorithms Distributed Transactions  

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Algorithms© Gero Mühl 8 Concurrency Control serial RC (ReCoverable) ACA (Avoiding Cascading Aborts) ST (StricDistributed Algorithms Distributed Transactions PD Dr.-Ing. Gero Mühl Kommunikations- und Betriebssysteme Fakultät für Elektrotechnik u. Informatik Technische Universität Berlin #12;Distributed Algorithms

Wichmann, Felix

272

E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

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A high power, solid state power supply is described for producing a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads suitable for powering an electron beam gun or other ion source. The present power supply is most useful for outputs in a range of about 100-400 kW or more. The power supply is comprised of a plurality of discrete switching type dc-dc converter modules, each comprising a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, and an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module. The inputs to the converter modules are fed from a common dc rectifier/filter and are linked together in parallel through decoupling networks to suppress high frequency input interactions. The outputs of the converter modules are linked together in series and connected to the input of the transmission line to the load through a decoupling and line matching network. The dc-dc converter modules are phase activated such that for n modules, each module is activated equally 360{degree}/n out of phase with respect to a successive module. The phased activation of the converter modules, combined with the square current waveforms out of the step up transformers, allows the power supply to operate with greatly reduced output capacitance values which minimizes the stored energy available for discharge into an electron beam gun or the like during arcing. The present power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle using simulated voltage feedback signals and voltage feedback loops. Circuitry is also provided for sensing incipient arc currents reflected at the output of the power supply and for simultaneously decoupling the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. 7 figs.

Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C.

1997-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

273

E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

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A high power, solid state power supply is described for producing a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads suitable for powering an electron beam gun or other ion source. The present power supply is most useful for outputs in a range of about 100-400 kW or more. The power supply is comprised of a plurality of discrete switching type dc-dc converter modules, each comprising a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, and an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module. The inputs to the converter modules are fed from a common dc rectifier/filter and are linked together in parallel through decoupling networks to suppress high frequency input interactions. The outputs of the converter modules are linked together in series and connected to the input of the transmission line to the load through a decoupling and line matching network. The dc-dc converter modules are phase activated such that for n modules, each module is activated equally 360.degree./n out of phase with respect to a successive module. The phased activation of the converter modules, combined with the square current waveforms out of the step up transformers, allows the power supply to operate with greatly reduced output capacitance values which minimizes the stored energy available for discharge into an electron beam gun or the like during arcing. The present power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle using simulated voltage feedback signals and voltage feedback loops. Circuitry is also provided for sensing incipient arc currents reflected at the output of the power supply and for simultaneously decoupling the power supply circuitry from the arcing load.

Shimer, Daniel W. (Danville, CA); Lange, Arnold C. (Livermore, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Electromagnetically induced transparency inside the laser cavity: Switch between first-order and second-order phase transitions  

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-order and second-order phase transitions Qingqing Sun,1,2 M. Selim Shahriar,3 and M. Suhail Zubairy1,2 1 Department to the temperature, and an injected field corresponds to the external magnetic field H. The measurement of the laser- sponding to the passive Q switching are found to be the stable solutions. Roy gave the photon distribution

Shahriar, Selim

275

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, VOL. 5, NO. 3, MAY 2014 1183 A Coordinated Multi-Switch Attack for Cascading  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, VOL. 5, NO. 3, MAY 2014 1183 A Coordinated Multi-Switch Attack for Cascading Failures in Smart Grid Shan Liu, Bo Chen, Takis Zourntos, Deepa Kundur, and Karen Butler-Purry Abstract--This paper explores distributed smart grid attack strategies to destabilize power system

Kundur, Deepa

276

Float level switch for a nuclear power plant containment vessel  

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This invention is a float level switch used to sense rise or drop in water level in a containment vessel of a nuclear power plant during a loss of coolant accident. The essential components of the device are a guide tube, a reed switch inside the guide tube, a float containing a magnetic portion that activates a reed switch, and metal-sheathed, ceramic-insulated conductors connecting the reed switch to a monitoring system outside the containment vessel. Special materials and special sealing techniques prevent failure of components and allow the float level switch to be connected to a monitoring system outside the containment vessel.

Powell, James G. (Clifton Park, NY)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Float level switch for a nuclear power plant containment vessel  

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This invention is a float level switch used to sense rise or drop in water level in a containment vessel of a nuclear power plant during a loss of coolant accident. The essential components of the device are a guide tube, a reed switch inside the guide tube, a float containing a magnetic portion that activates a reed switch, and metal-sheathed, ceramic-insulated conductors connecting the reed switch to a monitoring system outside the containment vessel. Special materials and special sealing techniques prevent failure of components and allow the float level switch to be connected to a monitoring system outside the containment vessel. 1 figures.

Powell, J.G.

1993-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

278

Sensorless speed control of switched reluctance motor using brain emotional learning based intelligent controller  

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In this paper, a brain emotional learning based intelligent controller (BELBIC) is developed to control the switched reluctance motor (SRM) speed. Like other intelligent controllers, BELBIC is model free and is suitable to control nonlinear systems. Motor parameter changes, operating point changes, measurement noise, open circuit fault in one phase and asymmetric phases in SRM are also simulated to show the robustness and superior performance of BELBIC. To compare the BELBIC performance with other intelligent controllers, Fuzzy Logic Controller (FLC) is developed. System responses with BELBIC and FLC are compared. Furthermore, by eliminating the position sensor, a method is introduced to estimate the rotor position. This method is based on Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS). The estimator inputs are four phase flux linkages. Suggested rotor position estimator is simulated in different conditions. Simulation results confirm the accurate rotor position estimation in different loads and speeds.

Behzad Mirzaeian Dehkordi; Amir Parsapoor; Mehdi Moallem; Caro Lucas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Lazzaro and Mead --Circuit Models of Sensory Transduction in the Cochlea CIRCUIT MODELS OF SENSORY TRANSDUCTION  

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Lazzaro and Mead -- Circuit Models of Sensory Transduction in the Cochlea CIRCUIT MODELS OF SENSORY nerve. Humans can process sound input over a 120-dB dynamic range, yet the firing rate of an auditory of the order of ten microseconds, yet an auditory-nerve fiber can fire at most once per mil- lisecond. Using

Lazzaro, John

280

High-speed, sub-pull-in voltage MEMS switching.  

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We have proposed and demonstrated MEMS switching devices that take advantage of the dynamic behavior of the MEMS devices to provide lower voltage actuation and higher switching speeds. We have explored the theory behind these switching techniques and have demonstrated these techniques in a range of devices including MEMS micromirror devices and in-plane parallel plate MEMS switches. In both devices we have demonstrated switching speeds under one microsecond which has essentially been a firm limit in MEMS switching. We also developed low-loss silicon waveguide technology and the ability to incorporate high-permittivity dielectric materials with MEMS. The successful development of these technologies have generated a number of new projects and have increased both the MEMS switching and optics capabilities of Sandia National Laboratories.

Spahn, Olga Blum; Brewer, Steven; Olsson, Roy H.; Bogart, Gregory R.; Luck, David L.; Watts, Michael R.; Shaw, Michael J.; Nielson, Gregory N.; Resnick, Paul James; Tigges, Christopher P.; Grossetete, Grant David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Dual circuit embossed sheet heat transfer panel  

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A heat transfer panel provides redundant cooling for fusion reactors or the like environment requiring low-mass construction. Redundant cooling is provided by two independent cooling circuits, each circuit consisting of a series of channels joined to inlet and outlet headers. The panel comprises a welded joinder of two full-size and two much smaller partial-size sheets. The first full-size sheet is embossed to form first portions of channels for the first and second circuits, as well as a header for the first circuit. The second full-sized sheet is then laid over and welded to the first full-size sheet. The first and second partial-size sheets are then overlaid on separate portions of the second full-sized sheet, and are welded thereto. The first and second partial-sized sheets are embossed to form inlet and outlet headers, which communicate with channels of the second circuit through apertures formed in the second full-sized sheet. 6 figs.

Morgan, G.D.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

282

Magnetic Switching under Pressure | Advanced Photon Source  

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Revealing the Secrets of Chemical Bath Deposition Revealing the Secrets of Chemical Bath Deposition DNA Repair Protein Caught in the Act of Molecular Theft Velcro for Nanoparticles A Molecular Fossil Ultrafast Imaging of Electron Waves in Graphene Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Magnetic Switching under Pressure DECEMBER 2, 2010 Bookmark and Share A schematic representation of the pressure-induced magnetic switching effect. The colored images highlight the direction of the magnetic orbital (grey plane) for the copper centers (green balls: copper, blue: nitrogen, red: oxygen/water, yellow: fluoride). A material's properties are a critical factor in the way that material

283

Multiple acousto-optic q-switch  

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An improved dynamic moire interferometer comprised of a lasing medium providing a plurality of beams of coherent light, a multiple q-switch producing multiple trains of 100,000 or more pulses per second, a combining means collimating multiple trains of pulses into substantially a single train and directing beams to specimen gratings affixed to a test material, and a controller, triggering and sequencing the emission of the pulses with the occurrence and recording of a dynamic loading event.

Deason, Vance A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Gas mixture for diffuse-discharge switch  

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Gaseous medium in a diffuse-discharge switch of a high-energy pulse generator is formed of argon combined with a compound selected from the group consisting of CF/sub 4/, C/sub 2/F/sub 6/, C/sub 3/F/sub 8/, n-C/sub 4/F/sub 10/, WF/sub 6/, (CF/sub 3/)/sub 2/S and (CF/sub 3/)/sub 2/O.

Christophorou, L.G.; Carter, J.G.; Hunter, S.R.

1982-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

285

Triple effect absorption chiller utilizing two refrigeration circuits  

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This patent describes a heat absorption method for an absorption chiller. It comprises: providing a firs absorption system circuit for operation within a first temperature range, providing a second absorption system circuit for operation within a second temperature range; heat exchanging refrigerant and absorber solution; thermal communication with an external heat load. This patent describes a heat absorption apparatus for use as an absorption chiller. It includes: a first absorption system circuit for operation within a first temperature range; a second absorption system circuit for operation within a second temperature range which has a lower maximum temperature relative to the first temperature range; the first circuit having generator means, condenser means, evaporator means, and absorber means operatively connected together; the second circuit having generator means condenser means, evaporator means, and absorber means operative connected together; and the first circuit condenser means and the first circuit absorber means being in heat exchange communication with the second circuit generator means.

DeVault, R.C.

1988-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

286

Radiation-hardened transistor and integrated circuit  

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A composite transistor is disclosed for use in radiation hardening a CMOS IC formed on an SOI or bulk semiconductor substrate. The composite transistor has a circuit transistor and a blocking transistor connected in series with a common gate connection. A body terminal of the blocking transistor is connected only to a source terminal thereof, and to no other connection point. The blocking transistor acts to prevent a single-event transient (SET) occurring in the circuit transistor from being coupled outside the composite transistor. Similarly, when a SET occurs in the blocking transistor, the circuit transistor prevents the SET from being coupled outside the composite transistor. N-type and P-type composite transistors can be used for each and every transistor in the CMOS IC to radiation harden the IC, and can be used to form inverters and transmission gates which are the building blocks of CMOS ICs.

Ma, Kwok K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

287

Package for integrated optic circuit and method  

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A structure and method for packaging an integrated optic circuit. The package comprises a first wall having a plurality of microlenses formed therein to establish channels of optical communication with an integrated optic circuit within the package. A first registration pattern is provided on an inside surface of one of the walls of the package for alignment and attachment of the integrated optic circuit. The package in one embodiment may further comprise a fiber holder for aligning and attaching a plurality of optical fibers to the package and extending the channels of optical communication to the fibers outside the package. In another embodiment, a fiber holder may be used to hold the fibers and align the fibers to the package. The fiber holder may be detachably connected to the package.

Kravitz, Stanley H. (26 Aspen Rd., Placitas, NM 87043); Hadley, G. Ronald (6012 Annapolis NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111); Warren, Mial E. (3825 Mary Ellen NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111); Carson, Richard F. (1036 Jewel Pl. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123); Armendariz, Marcelino G. (1023 Oro Real NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Circuits in the Sun: Solar Panel Physics  

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Typical commercial solar panels consist of approximately 60 individual photovoltaic cells connected in series. Since the usual Kirchhoff rules apply the current is uniform throughout the circuit while the electric potential of the individual devices is cumulative. Hence a solar panel is a good analog of a simple resistive series circuit except that the devices generate (rather than burn!) electrical power. For example in order to sustain the current flow each device must generate the requisite current. As a result the least efficient device limits the current throughout. Photovoltaic cells also have a more complicated current-voltage (I–V) characteristic which determines the optimal load for power extraction. These considerations among others make the solar panel an excellent platform for exploring the physics of electric circuits.

Tim Gfroerer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Package for integrated optic circuit and method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A structure and method are disclosed for packaging an integrated optic circuit. The package comprises a first wall having a plurality of microlenses formed therein to establish channels of optical communication with an integrated optic circuit within the package. A first registration pattern is provided on an inside surface of one of the walls of the package for alignment and attachment of the integrated optic circuit. The package in one embodiment may further comprise a fiber holder for aligning and attaching a plurality of optical fibers to the package and extending the channels of optical communication to the fibers outside the package. In another embodiment, a fiber holder may be used to hold the fibers and align the fibers to the package. The fiber holder may be detachably connected to the package. 6 figs.

Kravitz, S.H.; Hadley, G.R.; Warren, M.E.; Carson, R.F.; Armendariz, M.G.

1998-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

290

Triple effect absorption chiller utilizing two refrigeration circuits  

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A heat absorption method for an absorption chiller is described comprising: (a) providing a first absorption system circuit for operation within a first temperature range; (b) providing a second absorption system circuit for operation within a second temperature range which has a lower maximum temperature than the first temperature range; (c) heat exchanging refrigerant and absorber solution from the first circuit condenser and absorber with absorption solution from the generator of the second circuit; and (d) the evaporator of the first circuit and the evaporator of the second circuit both being disposed in thermal communication with an external heat load to withdraw heat from the heat load.

De Vault, R.C.

1988-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

291

Quantum Electric Circuits Analogous to Ballistic Conductors  

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The conductance steps in a constricted two-dimensional electron gas and the minimum conductivity in graphene are related to a new uncertainty relation between electric charge and conductance in a quantized electric circuit that mimics the electric transport in mesoscopic systems. This uncertainty relation makes specific use of the discreteness of electric charge. Quantum electric circuits analogous to both constricted two-dimensional electron gas and graphene are introduced. In the latter case a new insight into the origin of minimum conductivity is obtained.

Daniela Dragoman

2007-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

292

Kirchhoff voltage law corrected for radiating circuits  

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When a circular loop composed by a RLC is put to oscillate, the oscillation will eventually vanish in an exponentially decaying current, even considering superconducting wires, due to the emission of electric and magnetic dipole radiation. In this work we propose a modification on the Kirchhoff voltage law by adding the radiative contributions to the energy loss as an effective resistance, whose value is relatively small when compared to typical resistance value, but fundamental to describe correctly real circuits. We have also analysed the change in the pattern of the radiation spectra emitted by the circuit as we vary both the effective and electrical resistance.

Lara, Vitor

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Reconfigurable anisotropy and functional transformations with VO$_{2}$-based metamaterial electric circuits  

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We demonstrate an innovative multifunctional artificial material that combines exotic metamaterial properties and the environmentally responsive nature of phase change media. The tunable metamaterial is designed with the aid of two interwoven coordinate-transformation equations and implemented with a network of thin film resistors and vanadium dioxide ($VO_{2}$). The strong temperature dependence of $VO_{2}$ electrical conductivity results in a relevant modification of the resistor network behavior, and we provide experimental evidence for a reconfigurable metamaterial electric circuit (MMEC) that not only mimics a continuous medium but is also capable of responding to thermal stimulation through dynamic variation of its spatial anisotropy. Upon external temperature change the overall effective functionality of the material switches between a "truncated-cloak" and "concentrator" for electric currents. Possible applications may include adaptive matching resistor networks, multifunctional electronic devices, an...

Savo, Salvatore; Castaldi, Giuseppe; Moccia, Massimo; Galdi, Vincenzo; Ramanathan, Shriram; Sato, Yuki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting flux coupled fast switching device from YBCo films. Final report, 1 September 1991-29 February 1992  

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Applications of high-temperature superconducting (HTSC) materials, especially thin-film YBaCuO (123), to microelectronic devices have been limited by materials-related fabrication problems. Magnetic-flux-coupled devices are less limited by these problems but have not been widely explored. The innovation for this program was demonstration of a flux-coupled device that was: (1) simple to fabricate, (2) based on silicon substrates, (3) shows excellent flux-flow dynamics, and (4) can be implemented in switching or amplifying circuits. In Phase I the authors demonstrated the potential for developing this device utilizing high critical-current YBCO thin films on yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ)-buffered Si substrates. The devices are designed to take advantage of these new materials opportunities, are within realistic materials and fabrication constraints, and are projected to operate from dc to at least 10 GHz. The flux-flow devices (FFD) that have been fabricated include: externally-activated magnetic switch, superconducting transformer, and flux-flow (transistor-like) switch. The use of Si wafers not only allows high-quality quality films on large (or very thin) and inexpensive substrates, but also many design configurations with great potential for wafer-scale, hybrid integration with semiconductor electronics. Thin Film Microelectronics, Superconducting Transistor, Three-Terminal Active Device, Pulsed Laser Ablation-Deposition.

Fenner, D.B.

1992-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

295

Switch Switch  

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296

Robust random number generation using steady-state emission of gain-switched laser diodes  

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We demonstrate robust, high-speed random number generation using interference of the steady-state emission of guaranteed random phases, obtained through gain-switching a semiconductor laser diode. Steady-state emission tolerates large temporal pulse misalignments and therefore significantly improves the interference quality. Using an 8-bit digitizer followed by a finite-impulse-response unbiasing algorithm, we achieve random number generation rates of 8 and 20?Gb/s, for laser repetition rates of 1 and 2.5?GHz, respectively, with a ±20% tolerance in the interferometer differential delay. We also report a generation rate of 80?Gb/s using partially phase-correlated short pulses. In relation to the field of quantum key distribution, our results confirm the gain-switched laser diode as a suitable light source, capable of providing phase-randomized coherent pulses at a clock rate of up to 2.5?GHz.

Yuan, Z. L., E-mail: zhiliang.yuan@crl.toshiba.co.uk; Lucamarini, M.; Dynes, J. F.; Fröhlich, B.; Plews, A.; Shields, A. J. [Toshiba Research Europe Limited, Cambridge Research Laboratory, 208 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0GZ (United Kingdom)

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

297

Quantum effects in nanoscale Josephson junction circuits  

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Quantum effects in nanoscale Josephson junction circuits SILVIA CORLEVI Doctoral Thesis Stockholm Josephson junction arrays with SQUID geometry. TRITA FYS 2006:31 ISSN 0280-316X ISRN KTH/FYS/­06:31­SE ISBN study on single-charge effects in nanoscale Josephson junctions and Cooper pair transistors (CPTs

Haviland, David

298

Simulating weak localization using superconducting quantum circuits  

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Understanding complex quantum matter presents a central challenge in condensed matter physics. The difficulty lies in the exponential scaling of the Hilbert space with the system size, making solutions intractable for both analytical and conventional numerical methods. As originally envisioned by Richard Feynman, this class of problems can be tackled using controllable quantum simulators. Despite many efforts, building an quantum emulator capable of solving generic quantum problems remains an outstanding challenge, as this involves controlling a large number of quantum elements. Here, employing a multi-element superconducting quantum circuit and manipulating a single microwave photon, we demonstrate that we can simulate the weak localization phenomenon observed in mesoscopic systems. By engineering the control sequence in our emulator circuit, we are also able to reproduce the well-known temperature dependence of weak localization. Furthermore, we can use our circuit to continuously tune the level of disorder, a parameter that is not readily accessible in mesoscopic systems. By demonstrating a high level of control and complexity, our experiment shows the potential for superconducting quantum circuits to realize scalable quantum simulators.

Yu Chen; P. Roushan; D. Sank; C. Neill; Erik Lucero; Matteo Mariantoni; R. Barends; B. Chiaro; J. Kelly; A. Megrant; J. Y. Mutus; P. J. J. O'Malley; A. Vainsencher; J. Wenner; T. C. White; Yi Yin; A. N. Cleland; John M. Martinis

2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

299

Automatic Stability Checking for Large Analog Circuits  

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breakpoints. However, this method suffers from extremely high time and memory complexity and thus cannot be scaled to very large analog circuits. In this research work, we first take an in-depth look at the loop finder algorithm so as to identify certain key...

Mukherjee, Parijat 1985-

2010-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

300

Computing with neural circuits: a model  

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...decision networks that used a system offeed-forward synap-tic connectivity and a simple...perceptron-like networks, which emphasized feed-forward connectivity. Graded-response neurons...A-B converter and TSP circuit, were-"forward-engineered." Given the optimization...

JJ Hopfield; DW Tank

1986-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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301

MODELING AND VISUALIZATION OF SYNTHETIC GENETIC CIRCUITS  

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. INTRODUCTION In 1977 a group of researchers managed to modify the DNA of the E. coli bacteria and were able to make it to produce the human hormone somatostatin [1]. Since that time genetic engineers have leveraged on Visualization of Genetic Circuits will give an overview on the use and effectiveness of the new visualization

Myers, Chris J.

302

Disentangling Mental Disorders : from Genes to Circuits  

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Summer Program 2014 Disentangling Mental Disorders : from Genes to Circuits RIKEN Brain Science Application : http://www.brain.riken.jp/en/summer/ Inquiries : info.summer@brain.riken.jp RIKEN Brain Science July 15-July 22, 2014 Summer Program 2014 Summer Program 2014 RIKEN Brain Science InstituteRIKEN Brain

Kazama, Hokto

303

CONCEPTS FOR TEACHING OPTOELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS  

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CONCEPTS FOR TEACHING OPTOELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS Smail TEDJINI, Benoit PANNETIER, Laurent.Lastname@esisar.inpg.fr Keywords : Optoelectronic devices, optical signals, communication systems, modeling, simulation, CAD and design of optical communication and optoelectronic systems is now necessary for the engineers

Boyer, Edmond

304

Three-dimensional Integrated Circuit Design  

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With vastly increased complexity and functionality in the "nanometer era" (i.e. hundreds of millions of transistors on one chip), increasing the performance of integrated circuits has become a challenging task. This is due primarily to the inevitable ... Keywords: Computer Architecture, Computer Engineering, Computer Science

Vasilis F. Pavlidis; Eby G. Friedman

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Quantum computer of wire circuit architecture  

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First solid state quantum computer was built using transmons (cooper pair boxes). The operation of the computer is limited because of using a number of the rigit cooper boxes working with fixed frequency at temperatures of superconducting material. Here, we propose a novel architecture of quantum computer based on a flexible wire circuit of many coupled quantum nodes containing controlled atomic (molecular) ensembles. We demonstrate wide opportunities of the proposed computer. Firstly, we reveal a perfect storage of external photon qubits to multi-mode quantum memory node and demonstrate a reversible exchange of the qubits between any arbitrary nodes. We found optimal parameters of atoms in the circuit and self quantum modes for quantum processing. The predicted perfect storage has been observed experimentally for microwave radiation on the lithium phthalocyaninate molecule ensemble. Then also, for the first time we show a realization of the efficient basic two-qubit gate with direct coupling of two arbitrary nodes by using appropriate atomic frequency shifts in the circuit nodes. Proposed two-qubit gate runs with a speed drastically accelerated proportionally to the number of atoms in the node. The direct coupling and accelerated two-qubit gate can be realized for large number of the circuit nodes. Finally, we describe two and three-dimensional scalable architectures that pave the road to construction of universal multi-qubit quantum computer operating at room temperatures.

S. A. Moiseev; F. F. Gubaidullin; S. N. Andrianov

2010-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Hawaii Energy Resource Technologies for Energy Security  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

of Hawaii at Manoa 3 * Reduce distribution circuit peak loading by >15% * By demand response, switching peak loads to energy storage, and reducing voltage * Improve service...

307

General equivalent circuit of batteries and fuel cells  

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A general electrical circuit is described whose properties are analogous to those of fuel cells and batteries. It is shown how this equivalent circuit ... in the electrolyte on the output voltage of fuel cells an...

R. A. Huggins

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Constraint satisfaction modules : a methodology for analog circuit design  

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This dissertation describes a methodology for solving convex constraint problems using analog circuits. It demonstrates how this methodology can be used to design circuits that solve function-fitting problems through ...

Mitros, Piotr, 1979-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Micro Electret Energy Harvesting Device with Analogue Impedance Conversion Circuit  

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Micro Electret Energy Harvesting Device with Analogue Impedance Conversion Circuit Yuji Suzuki1 using a low-power-consumption impedance conversion circuit. Key words: Energy harvesting, Electret, CYTOP, Parylene spring, Impedance conversion 1. INTRODUCTION Energy harvesting from environmental

Kasagi, Nobuhide

310

Circuit and bond polytopes on series-parallel graphs$  

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Jul 10, 2014 ... In the literature, a circuit is sometimes called simple cycle. ... of the circuits of series-parallel graphs, combined with a theorem of Balas [2, 3].

2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

311

Trust in analog : analog circuit techniques for reducing the risk of malicious circuits and software  

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Malicious circuits and software present a significant security risk, especially in control applications. This work is concerned with increasing the trustworthiness of control circuitry by reducing its complexity. The ...

Kuznetsov, Eugene

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Modeling Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching  

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and Emissions Research Conference 2010 Modeling Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching P-20 Motivation * High power LTC-diesel mode operation * Transient...

313

A New Class of Switched Reluctance Motors without Permanent Magnets...  

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A New Class of Switched Reluctance Motors without Permanent Magnets A Segmented Drive Inverter Topology with a Small DC Bus Capacitor A Segmented Drive Inverter Topology with a...

314

Commute Mode Switching Impact Tool | Department of Energy  

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Xcel worksheet describes the example data from the Commute Mode Switching Impact Tool. ghgcommutetool.xlsx More Documents & Publications Refrigerators and Refrigerator-Freezers...

315

Intelligent design of sensorless Switched reluctance motor drives; -.  

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??The Switched Reluctance Motor SRM drive technology has gone newlinethrough steady and significant development over the last two decades The newlinesimplicity in both motor construction… (more)

Marsaline Beno, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Get Current: Switch on Clean Energy Coloring Book | Department...  

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Coloring book of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for kids. coloringbook2010.pdf More Documents & Publications Get Current: Switch on Clean Energy Coloring Book...

317

Q switching by self-focusing  

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A novel passive technique for obtaining short-laser-pulse emission is presented. A cell with a high-second-order refractive-index liquid is included in an unstable laser cavity. The external self-focusing introduced by the cell at higher optical intensities reduces the diffraction losses, producing modulation of the gain and Q switching of the cavity. Compared with saturable absorbers, this method provides better mode quality, avoids filamentary emission, and is not restricted in wavelength. Experimental results are presented that are in good agreement with the numerical model developed.

Marconi, M.C.; Martinez, O.E.; Diodati, F.P.

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Switching surface chemistry with supramolecular machines.  

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Tethered supramolecular machines represent a new class of active self-assembled monolayers in which molecular configurations can be reversibly programmed using electrochemical stimuli. We are using these machines to address the chemistry of substrate surfaces for integrated microfluidic systems. Interactions between the tethered tetracationic cyclophane host cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) and dissolved {pi}-electron-rich guest molecules, such as tetrathiafulvalene, have been reversibly switched by oxidative electrochemistry. The results demonstrate that surface-bound supramolecular machines can be programmed to adsorb or release appropriately designed solution species for manipulating surface chemistry.

Dunbar, Timothy D.; Kelly, Michael James; Jeppesen, Jan O. (University of California, Los Angeles, CA); Bunker, Bruce Conrad; Matzke, Carolyn M.; Stoddart, J. Fraser; Huber, Dale L.; Kushmerick, James G.; Flood, Amar H. (University of California, Los Angeles, CA); Perkins, Julie (University of California, Los Angeles, CA); Cao, Jianguo (University of California, Los Angeles, CA)

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Fuel Switching Strategies for the 1990s  

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, petroleum coke, waste hydrocarbons (such as recovered from lubricants), biomass, and in the near future, methanol and other oxygenates or alcohols. Coal may also conceivably be a long-term sWitching candidate when utilized in a number of advanced open... under mos t conditions, in a manner that generates less NO x than heavier fuels such as coal, coke, and residual oil. Achieving NO x reductions with the latter is often a matter of capital investments and operating costs in either combustion...

Cascone, R.

320

A Spatial Computing Architecture for Implementing Computational Circuits  

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A Spatial Computing Architecture for Implementing Computational Circuits David Grant and Guy G. F an architecture and tool flow for rapidly compiling and simulating/executing computational circuits. We use tool could quickly map a computational circuit onto the architecture. Field Programmable Gate Arrays

Lemieux, Guy

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321

Logic Synthesis with High Speed CMOS Circuit Techniques  

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Systems for automated logic synthesis with the True Single Phase Clocking circuit technique (TSPC) and a modified form of the Clock and Data Precharged Dynamic (CDPD) circuit technique, are presented. The CDPD system synthesizes high speed one clock ... Keywords: CMOS integrated circuits, logic synthesis

Johnny Pihl; Einar J. Aas

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Optimized Waveform Relaxation Solution of RLCG Transmission Line Type Circuits  

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Optimized Waveform Relaxation Solution of RLCG Transmission Line Type Circuits Mohammad D. Al to transmission line circuit problems based on the longitudinal partitioning into segments. This greatly improves the convergence for strongly coupled RLCG transmission line (TL) type circuits. The method can be applied to other

Gander, Martin J.

323

Analysis and design of reliable nanometer circuits  

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71 Figure 3-11 R c Distribution in DesignFigure 3-11 R c Distribution in Design EX Conclusion In thisoverall vulnerability distribution in a design and discovers

Zhao, Chong

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Fixing Faults in VHDL-RTL Programs: An Application of Model-Based Diagnosis to Digital Circuit Designs  

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equipment [6, 19], software debugging [7, 20], power plants and power distribution [1], gas turbine fuel Designs Bernhard Peischl and Franz Wotawa Technische Universit at Graz IICM { Software Technology (IST of circuits before they become manufactured. In order to reduce time to market and overall development costs

325

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL. CAS-32,NO. 7, JULY 1985 Circuits, k-Ports, Hidden Modes, and  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL. CAS-32,NO. 7, JULY 1985 Circuits, k-Ports, Hidden Modes, and Stability of Interconnected k-Ports 635 CHARLES A. DESOER, FELLOW, IEEE, AND A. NAZLI GijNDES Alisrrocr -This paper exclusively considers lumped k-ports and circuits which contain linear time

Gundes, A. N.

326

1068 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) SYSTEMS, VOL. 11, NO. 6, DECEMBER 2003 Equivalent-Circuit Interconnect Modeling Based on  

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-chip long interconnects that are represented as distributed RLC transmission lines. The proposed delay model transmission line model, equivalent circuit, interconnect modeling, passivity, transient simulation. I as distributed RLC transmission lines. Manuscript received December 3, 2002. This work was supported in part

Mazumder, Pinaki

327

Investigation of Flux Linkage Profile Measurement Methods for Switched Reluctance Motors and Permanent Magnet  

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- 1 - Investigation of Flux Linkage Profile Measurement Methods for Switched Reluctance Motors for switched reluctance motors (SRM's) and permanent magnet motors (PMM's). Various measurement methods have reluctance motors, permanent magnet motors. I. INTRODUCTION Switched Reluctance Motors (SRM's) have very

Lu, Kaiyuan

328

Definition: Distribution Automation | Open Energy Information  

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Automation Automation Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Distribution Automation DA is a family of technologies including sensors, processors, communication networks, and switches that can perform a number of distribution system functions depending on how they are implemented. Over the last 20 years, utilities have been applying DA to improve reliability, service quality and operational efficiency. More recently, DA is being applied to perform automatic switching, reactive power compensation coordination, or other feeder operations/control.[1] Related Terms sustainability, smart grid References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/distribution_automation [[Ca LikeLike UnlikeLike You and one other like this.One person likes this. Sign Up to see what your friends like.

329

Hybrid Dynamical Systems, or HDS: The Ultimate Switching Experience  

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Hybrid Dynamical Systems, or HDS: The Ultimate Switching Experience Michael S. Branicky Laboratory concentrated on formalizing the notion of a hybrid system as switching among an indexed collection of dynamical give a quick overview of the area of hybrid systems. I also briefly review the formal definition

Branicky, Michael S.

330

A Software Engineering Framework for Switched Fuzzy Systems  

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of switched fuzzy systems, in which the discrete characteristics of the mode-switching logic are implemented the intuitive nature of fuzzy logic. Our approach is backed by a Java package that provides an initial that this approach is useful as a tool for the natural development of control systems. Specifically, fuzzy set theory

Weiss, Gera

331

Stator Vibration Analysis of Bearingless Switched Reluctance Motors  

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Radial magnetic force acts on the motor stator cause large vibration and acoustic noise, that have limit the application of switched reluctance motors (SRMs). They can be aggravated when there is unbalanced force due to rotor eccentricity. This paper ... Keywords: switched reluctance motors, bearingless technique, vibration, magnetic fore, mathematic model

Yang Yan; Deng Zhiquan; Zhang Qianying; Wang Xiaolin

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Electro-Tactile Display with Localized High-Speed Switching  

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-speed switching December 4-6, Tokyo, JAPAN ICAT 2002 #12;determined, and the type of stimulation, anodic stimulation or cathodic one, is selected. If the anodic stimulation is chosen, the upper switch which leads simultaneously uses only two electrodes: anode and cathode. These dipoles are scanned around the stimulation

Tachi, Susumu

333

TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A power controller device is disclosed which uses a voltage-to-frequency converter in conjunction with a zero crossing detector to linearly and proportionally control AC power being supplied to a load. The output of the voltage-to frequency converter controls the ``reset`` input of a R-S flip flop, while an ``0`` crossing detector controls the ``set`` input. The output of the flip flop triggers a monostable multivibrator controlling the SCR or TRIAC firing circuit connected to the load. Logic gates prevent the direct triggering of the multivibrator in the rare instance where the ``reset`` and ``set`` inputs of the flip flop are in coincidence. The control circuit can be supplemented with a control loop, providing compensation for line voltage variations. 9 figs.

Hughes, W.J.

1999-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

334

TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

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A power controller device which uses a voltage-to-frequency converter in conjunction with a zero crossing detector to linearly and proportionally control AC power being supplied to a load. The output of the voltage-to frequency converter controls the "reset" input of a R-S flip flop, while an "0" crossing detector controls the "set" input. The output of the flip flop triggers a monostable multivibrator controlling the SCR or TRIAC firing circuit connected to the load. Logic gates prevent the direct triggering of the multivibrator in the rare instance where the "reset" and "set" inputs of the flip flop are in coincidence. The control circuit can be supplemented with a control loop, providing compensation for line voltage variations.

Hughes, Wallace J. (Boston Lake, NY)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Vacuum die attach for integrated circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thin film eutectic bond for attaching an integrated circuit die to a circuit substrate is formed by coating at least one bonding surface on the die and substrate with an alloying metal, assembling the die and substrate under compression loading, and heating the assembly to an alloying temperature in a vacuum. A very thin bond, 10 microns or less, which is substantially void free, is produced. These bonds have high reliability, good heat and electrical conduction, and high temperature tolerance. The bonds are formed in a vacuum chamber, using a positioning and loading fixture to compression load the die, and an IR lamp or other heat source. For bonding a silicon die to a silicon substrate, a gold silicon alloy bond is used. Multiple dies can be bonded simultaneously. No scrubbing is required. 1 figure.

Schmitt, E.H.; Tuckerman, D.B.

1991-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

336

Custom VLSI circuits for high energy physics  

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This article provides a brief guide to integrated circuits, including their design, fabrication, testing, radiation hardness, and packaging. It was requested by the Panel on Instrumentation, Innovation, and Development of the International Committee for Future Accelerators, as one of a series of articles on instrumentation for future experiments. Their original request emphasized a description of available custom circuits and a set of recommendations for future developments. That has been done, but while traps that stop charge in solid-state devices are well known, those that stop physicists trying to develop the devices are not. Several years spent dodging the former and developing the latter made clear the need for a beginner`s guide through the maze, and that is the main purpose of this text.

Parker, S. [Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States)

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring the practical issues and use of modern power, control and sensing circuitries of a 6/4-pole switched reluctance motor drive  

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This paper explores practical issues and use of modern power, control and sensing circuitries of a 6/4-pole Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drive. A DSP-based SRM drive system consists of classic bridge converter including power MOSFETs and their gate drivers, freewheeling diodes, sensing circuit, DSP controller and a SRM that is being controlled by the controller. Few logic components are also required that will interface with the DSP for communication. The complete practical issues experienced with modern power, control and sensing circuitries of a 6/4-pole SRM drive is presented.

Shanmugam Paramasivam; R. Arumugam

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

A Merged two-stage power conversion architecture with switched capacitor circuit for an LED driver module  

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In a power converter specified to convert from wide-range and high-level DC voltage or AC line voltage to low-level DC voltage, satisfying high efficiency, high power density, and high power factor is challenging because ...

Lim, Seungbum

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

A rotor position estimator for switched reluctance motors using CMAC  

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This paper presents an approach to rotor position estimation in switched reluctance motors (SRMs) by using a cerebellum model articulation controller (CMAC). Previous research has shown that an artificial neural network (ANN) forms an efficient mapping structure through measurement of the flux linkages and currents for the phases. A CMAC is investigated in this paper in order to overcome the high computational power requirement problem that is encountered in a feedforward ANN based rotor position estimator. The CMAC structure does not contain neurons with activation functions, and all mathematical operations are performed without multiplication. These simplicities increase the throughput in real time implementation performed with conventional embedded controllers. However, the distributed memory structure of a CMAC requires more space. The issues involved in designing, training and implementing a CMAC are presented. In order to demonstrate the feasibility of the concept, a 20 kW, 6/4, three phase SRM is studied with training and evaluation data, which are obtained from a simulation program. A CMAC that is based on experimentally measured training and testing data for the same SRM is also used to demonstrate the promise of this approach.

Erkan Mese

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensor Switch's Bright Manufacturing Future | Department of Energy  

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Sensor Switch's Bright Manufacturing Future Sensor Switch's Bright Manufacturing Future Sensor Switch's Bright Manufacturing Future June 16, 2010 - 12:01pm Addthis Lindsay Gsell It's a simple concept that's saving thousands of dollars in utility bills each year: when a room is empty, turn off the lights. This is the basic concept behind Sensor Switch, a Connecticut-based manufacturer of lighting control products. Sensor Switch's occupancy sensor devices turn off lights when spaces are vacant. They also make devices that dim or turn off lights when sufficient daylight is present. Both types of products provide cost effective energy savings in indoor spaces like office buildings and warehouses. "There's an increasing public demand to save energy, which directly impacts the demand for our products," said Ben Hahn, vice president. "A key part of

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341

Base drive and overlap protection circuit  

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An inverter (34) which provides power to an A. C. machine (28) is controlled by a circuit (36) employing PWM control strategy whereby A. C. power is supplied to the machine at a preselectable frequency and preselectable voltage. This is accomplished by the technique of waveform notching in which the shapes of the notches are varied to determine the average energy content of the overall waveform. Through this arrangement, the operational efficiency of the A. C. machine is optimized. The control circuit includes a microcomputer and memory element which receive various parametric inputs and calculate optimized machine control data signals therefrom. The control data is asynchronously loaded into the inverter through an intermediate buffer (38). A base drive and overlap protection circuit is included to insure that both transistors of a complimentary pair are not conducting at the same time. In its preferred embodiment, the present invention is incorporated within an electric vehicle (10) employing a 144 VDC battery pack (32) and a three-phase induction motor (18).

Gritter, David J. (Southfield, MI)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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776 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, VOL. 34, NO. 4, JULY/AUGUST 1998 Switched Reluctance Motor Modeling with  

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-line parameter estimation using recursive identification for switched reluctance motors (SRM's) is presented. Index Terms-- Parameter identification, switched reluctance motor modeling, switched reluctance motors. I. INTRODUCTION THE switched reluctance motor (SRM) is a simple, low- cost, and robust motor

Husain, Iqbal

343

Reversible Switching of an Optical Gate Using Phase-Change Material and Si Waveguide  

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Optical gate switch that uses Ge2Sb2Te5phase-change material was fabricated and the reversible switching has been...

Ikuma, Yuichiro; Shoji, Yuya; Kuwahara, Masashi; Wang, Xiaomin; Kintaka, Kenji; Kawashima, Hitoshi; Tanaka, Daiki; Tsuda, Hiroyuki

344

E-Print Network 3.0 - automotive switch-mode audio Sample Search...  

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advantages and problems when implementing direct energy conversion switching-mode audio power... on a direct-conversion switching-mode audio power ampli- ... Source: Ris National...

345

E-Print Network 3.0 - activation switch macs-index Sample Search...  

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Optical Summary: quadratically with switching node degree when active optoelectronic devices are used as switching elements 2... is presented. Because of the high cost of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ab switched current Sample Search Results  

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Engineering 16 Switch Detection in Genetic Regulatory Riccardo Porreca1 Summary: CRP, Fis, GyrAB, and stable RNAs. Vertical lines denote detected switches, while crosses...

347

Ultrafast all?optical switching in a dual?core fiber nonlinear coupler  

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We report the first demonstration of a nonlinear coupler switch capable of substantially complete all?optical switching at subpicosecond rates with no light?induced thermal effects.

S. R. Friberg; Y. Silberberg; M. K. Oliver; M. J. Andrejco; M. A. Saifi; P. W. Smith

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assisted auxiliary switch Sample Search...  

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quasiresonant tank soft- switching inverter," in Proc. IEEE Ind... IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 19, NO. 2, MARCH 2004 363 A Passive Soft-Switching... for...

349

A phenomenological multi-axial constitutive law for switching in polycrystalline ferroelectric ceramics  

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A phenomenological multi-axial constitutive law for switching in polycrystalline ferroelectric; accepted 30 January 2002 Abstract A phenomenological constitutive law for ferroelectric switching due

350

White Flame Energy switches to backhoes  

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The mountaintop coal operator, White Flame Energy has switched to different truck-shovel arrangement. Along with many surface mining operations throughout central Appalachia, the company is using hoe-configured hydraulic excavators as opposed to the traditional front-shovel arrangements. Located in Varney, WV, White Flame Energy uses two Terex O & K mining shovels, an RH170 and an RH 200, which have the capacity to move 2 million cu yards per month from five seams, primarily the Coalburg, Stockton, and No 5 Block and associated rider seams. The article records conversations on the operations with Mike Vines, the general manager, and Don Nicewonder, the owner of White Flame Energy. 2 photos.

Fiscor, S.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

High voltage photo switch package module  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A photo-conductive switch package module having a photo-conductive substrate or wafer with opposing electrode-interface surfaces, and at least one light-input surface. First metallic layers are formed on the electrode-interface surfaces, and one or more optical waveguides having input and output ends are bonded to the substrate so that the output end of each waveguide is bonded to a corresponding one of the light-input surfaces of the photo-conductive substrate. This forms a waveguide-substrate interface for coupling light into the photo-conductive wafer. A dielectric material such as epoxy is then used to encapsulate the photo-conductive substrate and optical waveguide so that only the metallic layers and the input end of the optical waveguide are exposed. Second metallic layers are then formed on the first metallic layers so that the waveguide-substrate interface is positioned under the second metallic layers.

Sullivan, James S; Sanders, David M; Hawkins, Steven A; Sampayan, Stephen E

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

352

Exploring Distributed Energy Alternatives to Electrical Distribution Grid Expansion in Souhern California Edison Service Territory  

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Distributed energy (DE) technologies have received much attention for the energy savings and electric power reliability assurances that may be achieved by their widespread adoption. Fueling the attention have been the desires to globally reduce greenhouse gas emissions and concern about easing power transmission and distribution system capacity limitations and congestion. However, these benefits may come at a cost to the electric utility companies in terms of lost revenue and concerns with interconnection on the distribution system. This study assesses the costs and benefits of DE to both consumers and distribution utilities and expands upon a precursory study done with Detroit Edison (DTE)1, by evaluating the combined impact of DE, energy-efficiency, photovoltaics (a use of solar energy), and demand response that will shape the grid of the future. This study was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Gas Research Institute (GRI), American Electric Power (AEP), and Gas Technology Institute's (GTI) Distributed Energy Collaborative Program (DECP). It focuses on two real Southern California Edison (SCE) circuits, a 13 MW suburban circuit fictitiously named Justice on the Lincoln substation, and an 8 MW rural circuit fictitiously named Prosper on the Washington Substation. The primary objectives of the study were threefold: (1) Evaluate the potential for using advanced energy technologies, including DE, energy-efficiency (EE), demand response, electricity storage, and photovoltaics (PV), to reshape electric load curves by reducing peak demand, for real circuits. (2) Investigate the potential impact on guiding technology deployment and managing operation in a way that benefits both utilities and their customers by: (a) Improving grid load factor for utilities; (b) Reducing energy costs for customers; and (c) Optimizing electric demand growth. (3) Demonstrate benefits by reporting on a recently installed advanced energy system at a utility customer site. This study showed that advanced energy technologies are economical for many customers on the two SCE circuits analyzed, providing certain customers with considerable energy cost savings. Using reasonable assumptions about market penetration, the study showed that adding distributed generation would reduce peak demand on the two circuits enough to defer the need to upgrade circuit capacity. If the DE is optimally targeted, the deferral could economically benefit SCE, with cost savings that outweigh the lost revenues due to lower sales of electricity. To a lesser extent, economically justifiable energy-efficiency, photovoltaic technologies, and demand response could also help defer circuit capacity upgrades by reducing demand.

Stovall, Therese K [ORNL; Kingston, Tim [Gas Technology Institute

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Electricity Distribution  

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High voltage (HV) distribution grids have nominal voltages of up ... the grid that connects distribution to the transmission substations and also supplies large industrial customers requiri...

Tomás Gómez

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Argonne CNM Highlight: Reverse Chemical Switching of a Ferroelectric Film  

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Reverse Chemical Switching of a Ferroelectric Film Reverse Chemical Switching of a Ferroelectric Film Reverse Chemmical Switching of a Ferroelectric Film Ferroelectric materials display a spontaneous electric polarization below the Curie temperature that can be reoriented, typically by applying an electric field. In this study, researchers from Argonne, Northern Illinois University, and The University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that the chemical environment can control the polarization orientation in an ultrathin ferroelectric film. This is complementary to recent predictions that polarization can affect surface chemistry and illuminates potential applications in sublithographic patterning and electrically tunable catalysts. In situ synchrotron X-ray scattering measurements showed that high or low

355

Photo-induced micro-mechanical optical switch  

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An optical switch is formed by introducing light lengthwise to a microcantilever waveguide directed toward a second waveguide. The microcantilever is caused to bend by light emitted from a laser diode orthogonal to the microcantilever and at an energy above the band gap, which induces stress as a result of the generation of free carriers. The bending of the waveguide directs the carrier frequency light to a second receptor waveguide or to a non-responsive surface. The switch may be combined in an array to perform multiple switching functions rapidly and at low energy losses.

Rajic, Slobodan (Knoxville, TN); Datskos, Panagiotis George (Knoxville, TN); Egert, Charles M. (late of Oak Ridge, TN)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Effect of resonance in external radio-frequency circuit on very high frequency plasma discharge  

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A fully electromagnetic plasma model for an asymmetric capacitively coupled plasma discharge is used to understand the interaction between the external radio-frequency (rf) distributed circuit and the plasma. The plasma is excited using a 150 MHz rf source connected to the top electrode, the bottom electrode is connected to a shorted transmission line, and the electrodes are separated from the chamber walls through dielectric rings. Under typical conditions, the electron density peaks in the center of the plasma chamber due to the standing electromagnetic wave and the rf current from the top electrode primarily returns through the bottom electrode. When the electrical length of the bottom transmission line is adjusted such that it presents a large (open-circuit) impedance at the plasma chamber interface, the rf return current shifts from the bottom electrode to the chamber wall. As a consequence, the peak in electron density also moves from the center of the chamber toward its outer periphery.

Rauf, Shahid; Chen Zhigang; Collins, Ken [Applied Materials, Inc., 974 E. Arques Avenue, M/S 81517 Sunnyvale, California 94085 (United States)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

357

Theoretical study of the electrical power behavior of a cesium thermionic converter for switching resistive and reactive loads  

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Pulsed ionized diodes have shown to be an attractive mode to develop thermionic converters. Usually the investigations have been focused to work with additive gases and constant loads at steady state. The experimental transient graphs reported suggest a dynamic behavior of the thermionic converter. Periods of the order of 300 {micro}s have been reported for the decay time of voltage and current, a condition that is similar to a capacitive discharge. A circuit model for a thermionic converter to define this condition is proposed. Using this model, an electrical analysis of the thermionic converter power with different switching loads is made. Both, resistive and reactive loads are connected. Special emphasis is dedicated to determine the resonance frequencies.

Perez, J.G. [ICUAP-BUAP, Puebla (Mexico). Semiconductor Devices Research Center; Estrada, C.A.; Jimenez, A.E.; Cervantes, J.G. [UNAM, Temixco (Mexico). Energy Research Center

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

358

3D packaging for integrated circuit systems  

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A goal was set for high density, high performance microelectronics pursued through a dense 3D packing of integrated circuits. A {open_quotes}tool set{close_quotes} of assembly processes have been developed that enable 3D system designs: 3D thermal analysis, silicon electrical through vias, IC thinning, mounting wells in silicon, adhesives for silicon stacking, pretesting of IC chips before commitment to stacks, and bond pad bumping. Validation of these process developments occurred through both Sandia prototypes and subsequent commercial examples.

Chu, D.; Palmer, D.W. [eds.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Laser Micromachining of Active and Passive Photonic Integrated Circuits  

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This thesis describes the development of advanced laser resonators and applications of laserinduced micromachining for photonic circuit fabrication. Two major advantages of laserinduced micromachining are direct patterning ...

Cho, Seong-Ho

2006-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

360

Circuit Topology Study of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System.  

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??Many different circuit topologies have been suggested for large scale photovoltaic systems. The cost and the efficiency are still the major issues of large scale… (more)

Mansouri, Seyed Akbar

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

6.012 Microelectronic Devices and Circuits, Fall 2003  

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Modeling of microelectronic devices, and basic microelectronic circuit analysis and design. Physical electronics of semiconductor junction and MOS devices. Relation of electrical behavior to internal physical processes; ...

Fonstad, Clifton G.

362

Graphene-based plasmonic waveguides for photonic integrated circuits  

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We perform experimental investigations on the characteristics of graphene-based plasmonic waveguides for development of photonic integrated circuits. By embedding chemical vapor...

Kim, Jin Tae; Choi, Sung-Yool

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Derivative-free Robust Optimization for Circuit Design  

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Keywords Robust Optimization · Derivative-free Methods · Circuit Design ... uncertainty in real-world applications. ... no first order information is available (

2013-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

364

Reliable and economical circuit I V characterization solar cells  

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A transistorized circuit for solar cells which is easy to assemble and use for undergraduate teaching laboratories is described.(AIP)

Y. H. Muoy; J. P. Charles; M. Adbelkrim

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Development of nickel silicide for integrated circuit technology.  

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?? Continuous advancements in devices, materials and processes have resulted in integrated circuits with smaller device dimensions, higher functionality and higher speed. The complementary metal… (more)

Do, Phu H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Design for manufacturability with regular fabrics in digital integrated circuits  

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Integrated circuit design is limited by manufacturability. As devices scale down, sensitivity to process variation increases dramatically, making design for manufacturability a critical concern. Designers must identify the ...

Gazor, Mehdi (Seyed Mehdi)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Junction Temperature Measurement of IGBTs Using Short Circuit Current  

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In this paper, a method is proposed to measure the junction temperatures of IGBT discrete devices and modules using short circuit current. Experimental results show that the short circuit current has good sensitivity, linearity and selectivity, which is suitable to be used as temperature sensitive electrical parameters (TSEP). Test circuit and hardware design are proposed for junction temperature measurement in single phase and three phase convertes. By connecting a temperature measurement unit to the converter and giving a short circuit pulse, the IGBT junction temperature can be measured.

Wang, Fei [ORNL; Xu, Zhuxian [ORNL; Ning, Puqi [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Uncertainty Quantification for Nano-Scale Integrated Circuits...  

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Uncertainty Quantification for Nano-Scale Integrated Circuits and MEMS Design Event Sponsor: Mathematics and Computing Science Seminar Start Date: Jan 20 2015 - 10:30am Building...

369

A novel rotor position estimation approach for an 8/6 solid rotor switched reluctance motor  

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Switched reluctance motor (SRM) is becoming popular due to its simple construction, low manufacturing cost, ruggedness and fault-tolerant capability. In conventional switched reluctance motor (SRM), rotor is laminated. But in solid rotor switched reluctance ... Keywords: Artificial neural network, Rotor position estimation, Solid rotor switched reluctance motor, Two-phase excitation

L. Jessi Sahaya Shanthi; R. Arumugam; Y. K. Taly

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Control of a Linear Switched Reluctance Motor as a Propulsion System for Autonomous Railway Vehicles  

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Control of a Linear Switched Reluctance Motor as a Propulsion System for Autonomous Railway) and the linear switched reluctance motor (LSRM). Switched reluctance motors generally offer a very simple issue with the switched reluctance motors is the highly nonlinear magnetisation characteristic

Paderborn, Universität

371

Microsoft Word - CX-Hat_Rock_Switch_14June2013  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

7, 2013 7, 2013 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Glenn Russell Project Manager -TPCV-TPP-4 Proposed Action: Hat Rock Switching Station Replacement Project Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.6 Additions and modifications to transmission facilities Location: Umatilla County, Oregon Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to fund PacifiCorp's rebuild of BPA's Hat Rock Tap Switching Station, which is located within PacifiCorp's McNary-Wallula 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line right-of-way (ROW). Rebuilding the switching station would include the replacement of sectionalizing switches, the grounding grid, and all signage. The approximately 0.5-acre yard would

372

Electro-mechanical heat switch for cryogenic applications  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A heat switch includes two symmetric jaws. Each jaw is comprised of a link connected at a translatable joint to a flexible arm. Each arm rotates about a fixed pivot, and has an articulated end including a thermal contact pad connected to a heat sink. The links are joined together at a translatable main joint. To close the heat switch, a closing solenoid is actuated and forces the main joint to an over-center position. This movement rotates the arms about their pivots, respectively, forces each of them into a stressed configuration, and forces the thermal contact pads towards each other and into compressive contact with a cold finger. The closing solenoid is then deactivated. The heat switch remains closed due to a restoring force generated by the stressed configuration of each arm, until actuation of an opening solenoid returns the main joint to its starting open-switch position.

van den Berg, Marcel L. (Oakland, CA); Batteux, Jan D. (Hayward, CA); Labov, Simon E. (Berkeley, CA)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Throughput-cost analysis of optical flow switching  

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In this paper, we employ a cost model embodying major sources of capital expenditure (CapEx) to compare the throughput-cost tradeoff offered by optical flow switching to that of more traditional optical network architectures.

Chan, Vincent W. S.

374

A Novel Fuzzy Controller for Switched Reluctance Motor Drive  

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There are serious nonlinear, variable strongly coupling characteristic in switched reluctance motor (SRM),and its electromagnetic relationship is hard to analyze. According to the nonlinear inductance model of SRM,a control system for SRM is carried ...

Yiwang Wang

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Model predictive torque control of a Switched Reluctance Motor  

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The strongly nonlinear magnetic characteristic of Switched Reluctance Motors (SRMs) makes their torque control a challenging task. In contrast to standard current-based control schemes, we use Model Predictive Control (MPC) and directly manipulate the ...

Helfried Peyrl; Georgios Papafotiou; Manfred Morari

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Fault current limiter based on triggered vacuum switch  

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A new type of fault current limiter (FCL) based on triggered vacuum switch ... is mainly composed of a capacitor, a current-limiting reactor connected with a capacitor in ... behaves as a conventional series comp...

Jing Shi; Ji-yan Zou; Jun-jia He…

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Throughput-Cost Analysis of Optical Flow Switching  

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In this paper, we employ a cost model embodying major sources of capital expenditure (CapEx) to compare the throughput-cost tradeoff offered by Optical Flow Switching to that of more...

Weichenberg, Guy; Chan, Vincent W; Swanson, Eric A; Médard, Muriel

378

Graphene passively Q-switched two-micron fiber lasers  

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We demonstrate a passively Q-switched thulium fiber laser, using a graphene-based saturable absorber. The laser is based on an all-fiber ring cavity and produces ~2.3?s pulses at...

Wang, Fengqiu; Torrisi, Felice; Jiang, Zhe; Popa, Daniel; Hasan, Tawfique; Sun, Zhipei; Cho, Wonbae; Ferrari, Andrea C

379

Combining Genetic Oscillators and Switches using Evolutionary Algorithms  

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motifs, one toggle switch and one self- sustained oscillator using an evolutionary algorithm, which can]. Of particular interest in biology are those network motifs that produce self-sustained oscillations and bistable

Jin, Yaochu

380

All graphene electromechanical switch fabricated by chemical vapor deposition  

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We demonstrate an electromechanical switch comprising two polycrystalline graphene films; each deposited using ambient pressure chemical vapor deposition. The top film is pulled into electrical contact with the bottom film ...

Milaninia, Kaveh M.

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381

Get Current: Switch on Clean Energy Activity Book  

K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities Web site (EERE)

Switching on clean energy technologies means strengthening the economy while protecting the environment. This activity book for all ages promotes energy awareness, with facts on different types of energy and a variety of puzzles in an energy theme.

382

Interrogator system for identifying electrical circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for interrogating electrical leads to correctly ascertain the identity of equipment attached to remote ends of the leads is disclosed. The system includes a source of a carrier signal generated in a controller/receiver to be sent over the leads and an identifier unit at the equipment. The identifier is activated by command of the carrier and uses a portion of the carrier to produce a supply voltage. Each identifier is uniquely programmed for a specific piece of equipment, and causes the impedance of the circuit to be modified whereby the carrier signal is modulated according to that program. The modulation can be amplitude, frequency or phase modulation. A demodulator in the controller/receiver analyzes the modulated carrier signal, and if a verified signal is recognized displays and/or records the information. This information can be utilized in a computer system to prepare a wiring diagram of the electrical equipment attached to specific leads. Specific circuit values are given for amplitude modulation, and the system is particularly described for use with thermocouples. 6 figs.

Jatko, W.B.; McNeilly, D.R.

1988-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

383

Hydraulic actuator for an electric circuit breaker  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This actuator comprises a fluid motor having a piston, a breaker-opening space at one side of the piston, and a breaker-closing space at its opposite side. An accumulator freely communicates with the breaker-opening space for supplying pressurized fluid thereto during a circuit breaker opening operation. The breaker-opening space and the breaker-closing space are connected by an impeded flow passage. A pilot valve opens to allow the pressurized liquid in the breaker-closing space to flow to a back chamber of a normally closed main valve to cause the main valve to be opened during a circuit breaker opening operation to release the pressurized liquid from the breaker-closing space. An impeded passage affords communication between the back chamber and a sump located on the opposite side of the main valve from the back chamber. The pilot valve and impeded passage allow rapid opening of the main valve with pressurized liquid from the breaker closing side of the piston. 3 figs.

Imam, I.

1983-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

384

Random switching exponential smoothing and inventory forecasting  

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Abstract Exponential smoothing models represent an important prediction tool both in business and in macroeconomics. This paper provides the analytical forecasting properties of the random coefficient exponential smoothing model in the “multiple source of error” framework. The random coefficient state-space representation allows for switching between simple exponential smoothing and local linear trend. Therefore it enables controlling, in a flexible manner, the random changing dynamic behavior of the time series. The paper establishes the algebraic mapping between the state-space parameters and the implied reduced form ARIMA parameters. In addition, it shows that the parametric mapping allows overcoming the difficulties that are likely to emerge in estimating directly the random coefficient state-space model. Finally, it presents an empirical application comparing the forecast accuracy of the suggested model vis-à-vis other benchmark models, both in the ARIMA and in the exponential smoothing class. Using time series relative to wholesalers inventories in the USA, the out-of-sample results show that the reduced form of the random coefficient exponential smoothing model tends to be superior to its competitors.

Giacomo Sbrana; Andrea Silvestrini

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Spark gap device for precise switching  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A spark gap device for precise switching of an energy storage capacitor into an exploding bridge wire load is disclosed. Niobium electrodes having a melting point of 2,415 degrees centrigrade are spaced apart by an insulating cylinder to define a spark gap. The electrodes are supported by conductive end caps which, together with the insulating cylinder, form a hermetically sealed chamber filled with an inert, ionizable gas, such as pure xenon. A quantity of solid radioactive carbon-14 within the chamber adjacent the spark gap serves as a radiation stabilizer. The sides of the electrodes and the inner wall of the insulating cylinder are spaced apart a sufficient distance to prevent unwanted breakdown initiation. A conductive sleeve may envelop the outside of the insulating member from the midpoint of the spark gap to the cap adjacent the cathode. The outer metallic surfaces of the device may be coated with a hydrogen-impermeable coating to lengthen the shelf life and operating life of the device. The device breaks down at about 1,700 volts for input voltage rates up to 570 volts/millisecond and allows peak discharge currents of up to 3,000 amperes from a 0.3 microfarad energy storage capacitor for more than 1,000 operations.

Boettcher, Gordon E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Spark gap device for precise switching  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A spark gap device for precise switching of an energy storage capacitor into an exploding bridge wire load is disclosed. Niobium electrodes having a melting point of 2,415 degrees centigrade are spaced apart by an insulating cylinder to define a spark gap. The electrodes are supported by conductive end caps which, together with the insulating cylinder, form a hermetically sealed chamber filled with an inert, ionizable gas, such as pure xenon. A quantity of solid radioactive carbon-14 within the chamber adjacent the spark gap serves as a radiation stabilizer. The sides of the electrodes and the inner wall of the insulating cylinder are spaced apart a sufficient distance to prevent unwanted breakdown initiation. A conductive sleeve may envelop the outside of the insulating member from the midpoint of the spark gap to the cap adjacent the cathode. The outer metallic surfaces of the device may be coated with a hydrogen-impermeable coating to lengthen the shelf life and operating life of the device. The device breaks down at about 1,700 volts for input voltage rates up to 570 volts/millisecond and allows peak discharge currents of up to 3,000 amperes from a 0.3 microfarad energy storage capacitor for more than 1,000 operations. 3 figs.

Boettcher, G.E.

1984-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

387

Reversible photo-switching in a cell-sized vesicle  

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A photosensitive amphiphilic molecule can switch the shape of an assembled vesicle as determined by microscopic observation. Photo-isomerization induces a change in membrane fluctuation behavior or a morphological transition between ellipsoid and bud shapes, depending on the asymmetrical degree of the initial shape. The mechanism of this reversible photo-switching in the vesicle morphology is interpreted in terms of a change in the effective cross-sectional area of the photosensitive molecule.

Tsutomu Hamada; Yuko T. Sato; Takeshi Nagasaki; Kenichi Yoshikawa

2005-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

388

Studies on a small modified plasma focus opening switch  

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The small plasma focus device UNU/ICTP PFF has been modified to test its operation as an opening switch with a plasma filled diode as the load. Recent experiment results on this modified plasma focus opening switch (MPFOS) showing long conduction opening action have been reported [1 2 3]. In this paper a series of experiments to characterize the ion beams produced will be reported.

W. S. Leong; C. S. Wong; P. Choi; S. P. Moo

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Speed limitations of optical switching using a piezoelectric transducer  

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. which will be used in computer simulations to predict results of the experiment. 20 CHAPTER III EXPERIMENTAL CONFIGURATION AND RESULTS 3. 1 Conflguration of Experiment A Michelson interferometer shown in Fig. 3. 1 is used to measure the switching.... which will be used in computer simulations to predict results of the experiment. 20 CHAPTER III EXPERIMENTAL CONFIGURATION AND RESULTS 3. 1 Conflguration of Experiment A Michelson interferometer shown in Fig. 3. 1 is used to measure the switching...

Wang, Chuan-Sheng

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

390

A mathematical analysis of optimized waveform relaxation for a small RC circuit  

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Waveform relaxation techniques are an important tool for the simulation of very large scale circuits. They are based on a partition of the circuit into sub-circuits, and then use an iteration between sub-circuits to converge to the solution of the entire ... Keywords: Circuit simulation, Optimized transmission conditions, Waveform relaxation

Mohammad Al-Khaleel; Martin J. Gander; Albert E. Ruehli

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Options for Control of Reactive Power by Distributed Photovoltaic Generators  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

High penetration levels of distributed photovoltaic(PV) generation on an electrical distribution circuit present several challenges and opportunities for distribution utilities. Rapidly varying irradiance conditions may cause voltage sags and swells that cannot be compensated by slowly responding utility equipment resulting in a degradation of power quality. Although not permitted under current standards for interconnection of distributed generation, fast-reacting, VAR-capable PV inverters may provide the necessary reactive power injection or consumption to maintain voltage regulation under difficult transient conditions. As side benefit, the control of reactive power injection at each PV inverter provides an opportunity and a new tool for distribution utilities to optimize the performance of distribution circuits, e.g. by minimizing thermal losses. We discuss and compare via simulation various design options for control systems to manage the reactive power generated by these inverters. An important design de...

Sulc, Petr; Backhaus, Scott; Chertkov, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Switched reluctance motor systems poised for rapid growth  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The emergence of a rugged, versatile, and highly efficient alternative to conventional electric motors promises to have a major impact on drivepower markets over the next decade. Although switched reluctance drives are not yet available ``off the shelf`` from major motor manufacturers, they are likely to compete favorably across a broad range of applications, due to their superior performance characteristics. Switched reluctance drives maintain higher torque and efficiency over broader speed ranges than can be achieved with other advanced variable-speed systems, can be programmed to precisely match the loads they serve and, in high-volume production, are likely to be less expensive than competing systems. The principal obstacle to rapid commercialization of switched reluctance motors is the fact that few engineers are trained to perform the exacting and specialized design that this technology requires. This hurdle is gradually being overcome as over two dozen firms now design or manufacture switched reluctance drives, and several are moving into mass production applications. As these and other firms gain experience with the technology, new opportunities will arise for utilities, energy users, and original equipment manufacturers to capture the benefits of switched reluctance motor systems. This report appraises recent progress toward moving switched reluctance drives to mass production and provides an inventory of major manufacturers.

Lovins, A.B.; Howe, B.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

393

SWITCH Model Capability Overview Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory http://rael.berkeley.edu/switch November 2012  

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SWITCH Model Capability Overview Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory · http the investment framework captures aspects of wind and solar variability and mitigation measures, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Baja Mexico Norte, British Columbia, Alberta Expand

Kammen, Daniel M.

394

Local control of reactive power by distributed photovoltaic generators  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

High penetration levels of distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation on an electrical distribution circuit may severely degrade power quality due to voltage sags and swells caused by rapidly varying PV generation during cloud transients coupled with the slow response of existing utility compensation and regulation equipment. Although not permitted under current standards for interconnection of distributed generation, fast-reacting, VAR-capable PV inverters may provide the necessary reactive power injection or consumption to maintain voltage regulation under difficult transient conditions. As side benefit, the control of reactive power injection at each PV inverter provides an opportunity and a new tool for distribution utilities to optimize the performance of distribution circuits, e.g. by minimizing thermal losses. We suggest a local control scheme that dispatches reactive power from each PV inverter based on local instantaneous measurements of the real and reactive components of the consumed power and the real power generated by the PVs. Using one adjustable parameter per circuit, we balance the requirements on power quality and desire to minimize thermal losses. Numerical analysis of two exemplary systems, with comparable total PV generation albeit a different spatial distribution, show how to adjust the optimization parameter depending on the goal. Overall, this local scheme shows excellent performance; it's capable of guaranteeing acceptable power quality and achieving significant saving in thermal losses in various situations even when the renewable generation in excess of the circuit own load, i.e. feeding power back to the higher-level system.

Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Turitsyn, Konstantin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sulc, Petr [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Backhaus, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Negative Feedback Facilitates Temperature Robustness in Biomolecular Circuit Dynamics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on circuit dynamics. Further, we find that eective negative feedback due to first-order degradation this goal of functional robustness have proceeded at multiple levels. At one level, there have been eorts, in the study of naturally occurring biomolecular circuits, robustness to the impor- tant environmental variable

Murray, Richard M.

396

Synthesis and Optimization of Reversible Circuits for Homogeneous Boolean Functions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Homogenous Boolean function is an essential part of any cryptographic system. The ability to construct an optimized reversible circuits for homogeneous Boolean functions might arise the possibility of building cryptographic system on novel computing paradigms such as quantum computers. This paper shows a factorization algorithm to synthesize such circuits.

Ahmed Younes

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

397

Early Power Grid Verification Under Circuit Current Uncertainties  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Early Power Grid Verification Under Circuit Current Uncertainties Imad A. Ferzli Department of ECE Eindhoven, The Netherlands lars@magma-da.com ABSTRACT As power grid safety becomes increasingly important in modern integrated circuits, so does the need to start power grid verifica- tion early in the design cycle

Najm, Farid N.

398

AUTOMATIC SYNTHESIS OF OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS BASED ON ANALYTIC CIRCUIT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

a practical intermediate approach to automating op amp synthesis. It is based on analytic circuit models simulation to verify that indeed all the design specifications are met. This whole process has been automatedAUTOMATIC SYNTHESIS OF OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS BASED ON ANALYTIC CIRCUIT MODELS Han Young Koh, Carlo

O'Brien, James F.

399

The I.T. circuit certificate: training for the future  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

St. Edward's University Instructional Technology department developed a free certification program called the I.T. Circuit. The I.T. Circuit was developed to help faculty, staff, and students build the technology skills needed at home, school, or in ... Keywords: computer certification, computer competency, computer education, computer training, computer training program, training

Joana Trimble

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

IMPACT OF DYNAMIC VOLTAGE SCALING (DVS) ON CIRCUIT OPTIMIZATION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and dynamic power, respectively. Both gate sizing and Dual-VT are design-time techniques, which are applied to the circuit at a fixed voltage. On the other hand, DVS is a run-time technique and implies that the circuit will be operating at a different voltage...

Esquit Hernandez, Carlos A.

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Resisting Analog Integrated Circuit Design Tutorial  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) RESISTING ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN TUTORIAL A Thesis by JINGJING YU Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2012 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) RESISTING ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN TUTORIAL A Thesis by JINGJING YU Submitted to the Office...

Yu, Jingjing

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

402

Short-Circuit Modeling of a Wind Power Plant: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper investigates the short-circuit behavior of a WPP for different types of wind turbines. The short-circuit behavior will be presented. Both the simplified models and detailed models are used in the simulations and both symmetrical faults and unsymmetrical faults are discussed.

Muljadi, E.; Gevorgian, V.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Boot Camp Circuit  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Boot Camp Circuit 12:00pm-12:50pm Adarell Body Pump 7:30am­8:30am Nina Boot Camp Circuit 8:00am­8:50am Adarell Body Pump 7:15am-8:15am Carla Body

Sharp, Kim

404

High density Integrated Optoelectronic Circuits for High Speed Photonic Microsystems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

High density Integrated Optoelectronic Circuits for High Speed Photonic Microsystems K. Minoglou.minoglou@imel.demorkitos.gr Abstract. The study of high density integrated optoelectronic circuits involves the development of hybrid integration technologies and the generation of models for the optoelectronic devices. To meet these goals

Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

405

Module d'Electrotechnique ET2 Circuits magnetiques  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A/Wb ou H-1 A.De Carvalho Circuits Magn´etiques #12;Force magn´eto motrice Posons : = N � I D´efinition est appel´ee force magn´eto motrice. Son unit´e est l' Amp`ere tour (A � t) A.De Carvalho Circuits

Histace, Aymeric

406

GPU-based parallelization for fast circuit optimization  

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The progress of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) technology opens a new avenue for boosting computing power. This work is an attempt to exploit GPU for accelerating VLSI circuit optimization. We propose GPU-based parallel computing techniques and apply ... Keywords: GPU, VLSI circuit optimization, parallel computing

Yifang Liu; Jiang Hu

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

A Low Noise Readout Circuit for Integrated Electrochemical Biosensor Arrays  

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A Low Noise Readout Circuit for Integrated Electrochemical Biosensor Arrays Jichun Zhang, Nicholas 48823, USA {zhangjic, tromblyn, mason}@egr.msu.edu Abstract This paper presents a low noise electrochemical interface circuit that is tuned to the needs of protein-based biosensor arrays and compatible

Mason, Andrew

408

COPLANAR DIGITAL MICROFLUIDICS USING STANDARD PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PROCESSES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

COPLANAR DIGITAL MICROFLUIDICS USING STANDARD PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PROCESSES P.Y. Paik1 , V circuit board (PCB) and 3. Transport and mixing in an "open" microfluidic substrate. Similar to "soft-flow microfluidics, this work allows researchers to easily experiment with discrete-flow microfluidics (digital

Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

409

LOW VOLTAGE ANALOG CIRCUITS USING STANDARD CMOS TECHNOLOGY  

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LOW VOLTAGE ANALOG CIRCUITS USING STANDARD CMOS TECHNOLOGY Phillip E. Allen, Benjamin J. Blalock, and Gabriel A. Rincon School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta supply voltages in CMOS integrated circuits. As the channel lengths of CMOS technology decrease

Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

410

Integral testing of relays and circuit breakers  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Among all equipment types considered for seismic qualification, relays have been most extensively studied through testing due to a wide variation of their designs and seismic capacities. A temporary electrical discontinuity or ``chatter`` is the common concern for relays. A chatter duration of 2 milliseconds is typically used as an acceptance criterion to determine the seismic capability of a relay. Many electrical devices, on the other hand, receiving input signals from relays can safely tolerate a chatter level much greater than 2 ms. In Phase I of a test program, Brookhaven National Laboratory performed testing of many relay models using the 2-ms chatter criterion. In Phase II of the program, the factors influencing the relay chatter criterion, and impacts of relay chatter on medium and low voltage circuit breakers and lockout relays were investigated. This paper briefly describes the Phase II tests and presents the important observations.

Bandyopadhyay, K.K.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

411

Theory of degenerate three-wave mixing using circuit QED in solid-state circuits  

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We study the theory of degenerate three-wave mixing and the generation of squeezed microwaves using circuit quantum electrodynamics in solid state circuits. The Hamiltonian for degenerate three-wave mixing, which seemed to be given phenomenologically in quantum optics, is derived by quantum mechanical calculations. The nonlinear medium needed in three-wave mixing is composed of a series of superconducting charge qubits which are located inside two superconducting transmission-line resonators. Here, the multiqubit ensemble is present to enhance the effective coupling constant between the two modes in the transmission-line resonators. In the squeezing process, the qubits are kept in their ground states so that their decoherence does not corrupt the squeezing. The main obstacle preventing a large squeezing efficiency is the decay rate of the transmission-line resonator.

Cao, Ye [Key Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Nanosciences and Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Huo, Wen Yi [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); Ai, Qing [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Long, Gui Lu [Key Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Nanosciences and Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Tsinghua National Laboratory For Information Science and Technology, Beijing 100084 (China)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

412

SAT-based Verification for Analog and Mixed-signal Circuits  

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The wide application of analog and mixed-signal (AMS) designs makes the verification of AMS circuits an important task. However, verification of AMS circuits remains as a significant challenge even though verification techniques for digital circuits...

Deng, Yue

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

413

Ribozyme-based "insulator parts" buffer synthetic circuits from genetic context  

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Synthetic genetic programs are built from circuits that integrate sensors and implement temporal control of gene expression1–4. Transcriptional circuits are layered by using promoters to carry the signal between circuits. ...

Lou, Chunbo

414

Edison Revisited: Should we use DC circuits for lighting in commercial buildings?  

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We examine the economic feasibility of using dedicated DC circuits to operate lighting in commercial buildings. We compare light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and fluorescents that are powered by either a central DC power supply or traditional AC grid electricity, with and without solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery back-up. Using DOE performance targets for \\{LEDs\\} and solar PV, we find that by 2012 \\{LEDs\\} have the lowest levelized annualized cost (LAC). If a DC voltage standard were developed, so that each LED fixture's driver could be eliminated, \\{LACs\\} could decrease, on average, by 5% compared to AC \\{LEDs\\} with a driver in each fixture. DC circuits in grid-connected PV-powered LED lighting systems can lower the total unsubsidized capital costs by 4–21% and \\{LACs\\} by 2–21% compared to AC grid-connected PV LEDs. Grid-connected PV \\{LEDs\\} may match the LAC of grid-powered fluorescents by 2013. This outcome depends more on manufacturers' ability to produce \\{LEDs\\} that follow DOE's lamp production cost and efficacy targets, than on reducing power electronics costs for DC building circuits and voltage standardization. Further work is needed to better understand potential safety risks with DC distribution and to remove design, installation, permitting, and regulatory barriers.

Brinda A. Thomas; Inês L. Azevedo; Granger Morgan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

2 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUIT THEORY, VOL. CT-16, NO. 1, BBBRUARY 1969 The Modified Circuit Matrix of an &Port  

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of an &Port Network and Its Applications KRISIINAIYAN THULASIRAMRN AND VEMPATI G. I Abstracf-Certain properties of the modified circuit matrix useful in the analysis and synthesis of n-port pseudoseries connection of n-port networks. The use- fulness of the concept of the modified circuit matrix

Thulsiraman, Krishnaiyan

416

468 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, OCTOBER 2011 Photodiode Circuits for Retinal Prostheses  

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468 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, OCTOBER 2011 Photodiode, and Daniel V. Palanker Abstract--Photodiode circuits show promise for the devel- opment of high, existing descriptions of the complex optoelectronic in- teraction between light, photodiode

Palanker, Daniel

417

Biophysical neuron and synapse circuits in recongurable and scaleable analog VLSI  

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firing patterns of a compact vlsi cortical neuron circuit”.firing. Appendix A NeuroDyn A.1 Derivation of the circuit

Yu, Theodore Ernest

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

1. Boolean Functions and Circuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  

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Contents 1. Boolean Functions and Circuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Boolean Functions and Formulas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.3 Circuit

Kranakis, Evangelos

419

The choice of substation electric connection circuits: a unified or an individual approach?1  

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Typical substation electric connection circuits, used at the present ... analyzed. Some versions of the use of substation distributor circuits for controlling electric network modes ... analyzed. Recommendations ...

V. P. Budovskii; V. V. Ushakov

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

E-Print Network 3.0 - arsenide integrated circuit Sample Search...  

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-3:40pm Summary: 02139 A novel epitaxy-on-electronics process for fabricating optoelectronic integrated circuits (OE- ICs... integrated circuit technology base, this...

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421

Home News News Archives Fab News "Flexible" Circuit Boards in Development  

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Home News News Archives Fab News "Flexible" Circuit Boards in Development Contact Us use silicon in integrated circuits that are fully foldable and stretchable." [ Back ] Home News

Rogers, John A.

422

Local Control of Reactive Power by Distributed Photovoltaic Generators  

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High penetration levels of distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation on an electrical distribution circuit may severely degrade power quality due to voltage sags and swells caused by rapidly varying PV generation during cloud transients coupled with the slow response of existing utility compensation and regulation equipment. Although not permitted under current standards for interconnection of distributed generation, fast-reacting, VAR-capable PV inverters may provide the necessary reactive power injection or consumption to maintain voltage regulation under difficult transient conditions. As side benefit, the control of reactive power injection at each PV inverter provides an opportunity and a new tool for distribution utilities to optimize the performance of distribution circuits, e.g. by minimizing thermal losses. We suggest a local control scheme that dispatches reactive power from each PV inverter based on local instantaneous measurements of the real and reactive components of the consumed power and the re...

Turitsyn, Konstantin S; Backhaus, Scott; Chertkov, Misha

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Thermally-induced voltage alteration for integrated circuit analysis  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thermally-induced voltage alteration (TIVA) apparatus and method are disclosed for analyzing an integrated circuit (IC) either from a device side of the IC or through the IC substrate to locate any open-circuit or short-circuit defects therein. The TIVA apparatus uses constant-current biasing of the IC while scanning a focused laser beam over electrical conductors (i.e. a patterned metallization) in the IC to produce localized heating of the conductors. This localized heating produces a thermoelectric potential due to the Seebeck effect in any conductors with open-circuit defects and a resistance change in any conductors with short-circuit defects, both of which alter the power demand by the IC and thereby change the voltage of a source or power supply providing the constant-current biasing. By measuring the change in the supply voltage and the position of the focused and scanned laser beam over time, any open-circuit or short-circuit defects in the IC can be located and imaged. The TIVA apparatus can be formed in part from a scanning optical microscope, and has applications for qualification testing or failure analysis of ICs.

Cole, Jr., Edward I. (Albuquerque, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS--II: EXPRESS BRIEFS, VOL. 51, NO. 3, MARCH 2004 105 Continuous-Time Filter Design Optimized for  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS--II: EXPRESS BRIEFS, VOL. 51, NO. 3, MARCH 2004 105 Continuous-Time Filter Design Optimized for Reduced Die Area Charles Myers, Student Member, IEEE, Brandon for distributing capacitor and resistor area to optimally reduce die area in a given continuous-time filter design

Moon, Un-Ku

425

Geothermal Switch Pays Off For Connecticut Business | Department of Energy  

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Geothermal Switch Pays Off For Connecticut Business Geothermal Switch Pays Off For Connecticut Business Geothermal Switch Pays Off For Connecticut Business March 11, 2010 - 12:11pm Addthis Connecticut Wells at work installing a geothermal system. | Photo courtesy of Connecticut Wells Connecticut Wells at work installing a geothermal system. | Photo courtesy of Connecticut Wells Connecticut Wells has gone through many changes since its inception in the 1960s. One of the most significant is its transformation into a thriving geothermal well-drilling business. In the beginning, the small business drilled water wells throughout Connecticut. It was the main source of revenue for the company, "There was a big demand for many years but when building construction declined in the mid-80s, so did the demand for water wells," says president Anthony

426

National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array |  

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National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array November 21, 2011 - 12:16pm Addthis An aerial view of the 32-megawatt photovoltaic array of the Long Island Solar Farm, which will produce enough energy to power up to 4,500 local homes. The central Brookhaven National Laboratory campus is seen at left. An aerial view of the 32-megawatt photovoltaic array of the Long Island Solar Farm, which will produce enough energy to power up to 4,500 local homes. The central Brookhaven National Laboratory campus is seen at left. Liisa O'Neill Liisa O'Neill Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? The 32-megawatt Long Island Solar Farm Project will produce enough

427

National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array |  

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Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array November 21, 2011 - 12:16pm Addthis An aerial view of the 32-megawatt photovoltaic array of the Long Island Solar Farm, which will produce enough energy to power up to 4,500 local homes. The central Brookhaven National Laboratory campus is seen at left. An aerial view of the 32-megawatt photovoltaic array of the Long Island Solar Farm, which will produce enough energy to power up to 4,500 local homes. The central Brookhaven National Laboratory campus is seen at left. Liisa O'Neill Liisa O'Neill Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? The 32-megawatt Long Island Solar Farm Project will produce enough

428

Thyratron-choke switch for high-current nanosecond pulses  

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Electric-discharge excimer lasers and high-current nanosecond accelerators, i.e., linear induction accelerators, require highcurrent nanosecond pulse (HCNP) generators with high repetition frequencies. This paper describes a design and some formulas for a thyratron-choke assembly for switching high-current nanosecond pulses, which consists of a thyratron and a single turn nonlinear choke connected in series with it; these are enclosed in a coaxial shield. The operation of a thyratronchoke assembly with a TGI1-1000/25 thyratron in switching pulses of up to 10kA with a duration of 250 nsec is studied. The current rise rate is 200 kA/usec, the pulse repetition frequency is 200 Hz, and the average switched power is 5kW.

Vizir, V.A.; Chervyakov, V.V.; Laier, A.V.; Shubkin, N.G.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Stochastic Switching Games and Duopolistic Competition in Emissions Markets  

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We study optimal behavior of energy producers under a CO_2 emission abatement program. We focus on a two-player discrete-time model where each producer is sequentially optimizing her emission and production schedules. The game-theoretic aspect is captured through a reduced-form price-impact model for the CO_2 allowance price. Such duopolistic competition results in a new type of a non-zero-sum stochastic switching game on finite horizon. Existence of game Nash equilibria is established through generalization to randomized switching strategies. No uniqueness is possible and we therefore consider a variety of correlated equilibrium mechanisms. We prove existence of correlated equilibrium points in switching games and give a recursive description of equilibrium game values. A simulation-based algorithm to solve for the game values is constructed and a numerical example is presented.

Ludkovski, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

New disc type switched reluctance motor for high torque density  

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A new disc type switched reluctance motor (DSRM) structure for high torque density is presented. The new motor has a double sided stator structure that provides higher torque and less acoustic noise than classical switched reluctance motors (SRMs) of small sizes. The motor is based on linear switched reluctance motors. The results of the analytical and numerical analysis are given to evaluate the effectiveness of the motor structure, and experimental noise measurement data are presented. In the numerical analysis, due to the highly nonlinear nature of the motor, finite element analysis is employed. A prototype 6/4 DSRM and a classical SRM are built and tested for experimental studies. The obtained test and simulation results show that the DSRM has a higher torque and less acoustic noise performance.

Ferhat Daldaban; Nurettin Ustkoyuncu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Spark gap switch system with condensable dielectric gas  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A spark gap switch system is disclosed which is capable of operating at a high pulse rate comprising an insulated switch housing having a purging gas entrance port and a gas exit port, a pair of spaced apart electrodes each having one end thereof within the housing and defining a spark gap therebetween, an easily condensable and preferably low molecular weight insulating gas flowing through the switch housing from the housing, a heat exchanger/condenser for condensing the insulating gas after it exits from the housing, a pump for recirculating the condensed insulating gas as a liquid back to the housing, and a heater exchanger/evaporator to vaporize at least a portion of the condensed insulating gas back into a vapor prior to flowing the insulating gas back into the housing.

Thayer, III, William J. (Kent, WA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Dynamic Switching of the Spin Circulation in Tapered Magnetic Nanodisks  

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Dynamic Switching of the Spin Dynamic Switching of the Spin Circulation in Tapered Magnetic Nanodisks Dynamic Switching of the Spin Circulation in Tapered Magnetic Nanodisks Print Monday, 22 April 2013 12:09 fischer-magnetic vortices Ferromagnetic NiFe disks (500-nm-wide and 20-nm-thick), were fabricated by e-beam lithography onto a waveguide structure. Field pulses, generated by launching current pulses into the waveguide trigger the magnetization dynamics in the elements. Using the soft x-ray microscope XM-1 providing 25-nm spatial resolution, circularly polarized soft x-rays give rise to XMCD contrast which allows to record an image of the in-plane circulation of the magnetic vortex. The topology of vortices-areas where there is a spinning motion around an imaginary axis-is a physical phenomenon which is found across a large

433

High density electronic circuit and process for making  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

High density circuits with posts that protrude beyond one surface of a substrate to provide easy mounting of devices such as integrated circuits. The posts also provide stress relief to accommodate differential thermal expansion. The process allows high interconnect density with fewer alignment restrictions and less wasted circuit area than previous processes. The resulting substrates can be test platforms for die testing and for multi-chip module substrate testing. The test platform can contain active components and emulate realistic operational conditions, replacing shorts/opens net testing.

Morgan, William P. (Albuquerque, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

An Electricity Trade Model for Multiple Power Distribution Networks in Smart Energy Systems  

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An Electricity Trade Model for Multiple Power Distribution Networks in Smart Energy Systems-interactive [1]-[3]. In order to switch from a centralized power distribution network (in which electrical energy Tiansong Cui, Yanzhi Wang, Shahin Nazarian, and Massoud Pedram Department of Electrical Engineering

Pedram, Massoud

435

Hybrid vehicular communications based on V2V-V2I protocol switching  

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In this paper, a hybrid communication paradigm for vehicular networking is presented in which connectivity is provided by both existing network infrastructure (e.g. wireless network access points) through a vehicle-to-infrastructure protocol and traditional vehicle-to-vehicle networking. Pre-existing infrastructure can provide seamless connectivity, especially when vehicles are sparse or travelling in disconnected neighbourhoods, while vehicular communications are available for dense traffic scenarios. In this vision, we depict a novel heterogeneous vehicular network scenario, in which overlapping wireless networks partially cover the vehicular grid. Vehicle-to-X (V2X) is based on a protocol switching decision, which is achieved in a distributed fashion by each vehicle based on a cost function using path alternatives. An analytical model for protocol switching in V2X is described. Moreover, we analyse how messages are forwarded by vehicles communicating via V2X. We characterise the maximum and minimum bounds of information propagation and compare performance with traditional message propagation based on opportunistic networking.

Anna Maria Vegni; Thomas D.C. Little

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

The design and characterization of switched-resistor filters  

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THE DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SWITCHED-RESISTOR FILTERS A Thesis by JAMES TRAUGOTT BASS Submitted to t'ne Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulf'llment of the requirement. for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August... 1983 Major Subjec : Electrical Engineering THE DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SWITCHED-RESISTOR FILTERS A THESIS BY JAMES TRAUGOTT BASS Approved as to style and content by: an a I . caper (Chairman of Committee) Nor. an C. GriswoI, d (Member...

Bass, James Traugott

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

437

Screening technology reduces ash in spiral circuits  

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In 2006, the James River Coal Co. selected the Stack Sizer to remove the minus 100 mesh high ash clay fraction from the clean coal spiral product circuits at the McCoy-Elkhorn Bevins Branch prep plant and at the Blue Diamond Leatherwood prep plant in Kentucky. The Stack Sizer is a multi-deck, high-frequency vibrating screen capable of separations as fine as 75 microns when fitted with Derrick Corp.'s patented high open area urethane screen panels. Full-scale lab tests and more than 10 months of continuous production have confirmed that the Stack Sizer fitted with Derrick 100 micron urethane screen panels consistently produces a clean coal fraction that ranges from 8 to 10% ash. Currently, each five-deck Stack Sizer operating at the Bevins Branch and Leatherwood prep plants is producing approximately 33 tons per hour of clean coal containing about 9% ash. This represents a clean coal yield of about 75% and an ash reduction of about 11% from the feed slurry. 3 figs. 2 tabs.

Brodzik, P. [Derrick Corp., Buffalo, NY (United States)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

438

Distribution Workshop  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

On September 24-26, 2012, the GTT presented a workshop on grid integration on the distribution system at the Sheraton Crystal City near Washington, DC.

439

Spin-induced angular momentum switching  

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When light is transmitted through optically inhomogeneous and anisotropic media the spatial distribution of light can be modified according to its input polarization state. A complete analysis of this process, based on the paraxial approximation, is presented, and we show how it can be exploited to produce a spin-controlled-change in the orbital angular momentum of light beams propagating in patterned space-variant-optical-axis phase plates. We also unveil a new effect. The development of a strong modulation in the angular momentum change upon variation of the optical path through the phase plates.

Gabriel F. Calvo; Antonio Picón

2007-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

440

DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Electro Circuits Inc - CA 08  

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Electro Circuits Inc - CA 08 Electro Circuits Inc - CA 08 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: Electro Circuits, Inc. (CA.08 ) Eliminated from consideration under FUSRAP Designated Name: Not Designated Alternate Name: None Location: 401 East Green Street , Pasadena , California CA.08-1 Evaluation Year: 1994 CA.08-2 Site Operations: Conducted ultrasonic tests on uranium ingots in the early 1950s. CA.08-3 CA.08-4 Site Disposition: Eliminated - Potential for contamination remote based on limited operations at the site CA.08-2 Radioactive Materials Handled: Yes Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Uranium Metal CA.08-3 Radiological Survey(s): No Site Status: Eliminated from consideration under FUSRAP Also see Documents Related to Electro Circuits, Inc. CA.08-1 - AEC Memorandum; Parsegian to Musser; Subject: Transfer of

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441

Scaling down DNA circuits with competitive neural networks  

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...only. It is straightforward to enforce competition in synthetic DNA circuits, because strands with common domains can easily...have presented two implementations of the WTA effect in synthetic DNA systems. While they both use autocatalysis and competition...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

DNA walker circuits: computational potential, design, and verification  

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stochastic model of DNA walker `circuits' based on experimental data, and demonstrate the merit of using the signal that opens up the path labelled by ¬X is added. (2) The nicking enzyme (E) attaches to the walker

Oxford, University of

443

DNA walker circuits: computational potential, design, and verification  

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stochastic model of DNA walker `circuits' based on experimental data, and demonstrate the merit of using strands, the selected track becomes unblocked. (2) The nicking enzyme (E) attaches to the walker

Oxford, University of

444

Specification of photonic circuits using quantum hardware description language  

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...environments/modelling languages, such as Modelica-[16] QHDL parser that computes the...computing a circuit expression from the Modelica specification, written in, for example...http://www.gpleda.org . 16 The Modelica Association. 1996 Modelica. See http...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Retroactivity, modularity, and insulation in synthetic biology circuits  

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A central concept in synthetic biology is the reuse of well-characterized modules. Modularity simplifies circuit design by allowing for the decomposition of systems into separate modules for individual construction. Complex ...

Lin, Allen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Graphene-based plasmonic photodetector for photonic integrated circuits  

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We developed a planar-type graphene-based plasmonic photodetector (PD) for the development of all-graphene photonic-integrated-circuits (PICs). By configuring the graphene plasmonic...

Kim, Jin Tae; Yu, Young-Jun; Choi, Hongkyw; Choi, Choon-Gi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Advanced modeling of planarization processes for integrated circuit fabrication  

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Planarization processes are a key enabling technology for continued performance and density improvements in integrated circuits (ICs). Dielectric material planarization is widely used in front-end-of-line (FEOL) processing ...

Fan, Wei, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Algorithms for VLSI Circuit Optimization and GPU-Based Parallelization  

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processing unit (GPGPU) technology provides massive parallel computing power. This research turns the complex computation task of circuit optimization into many subtasks processed by parallel threads. The proposed task partitioning and scheduling methods take...

Liu, Yifang

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

449

Characterization of process variability and robust optimization of analog circuits  

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Continuous scaling of CMOS technology has enabled dramatic performance enhancement of CMOS devices and has provided speed, power, and density improvement in both digital and analog circuits. CMOS millimeter-wave applications ...

Lim, Daihyun, 1976-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Case studies on lithography-friendly vlsi circuit layout  

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lithography-friendly. In this work, we intend to implement these modifications as a series of perturbations on the initial layout generated by the CAD tool for the circuit. To implement these changes we first calculate the feature variations offline...

Shah, Pratik Jitendra

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

451

Genetic Circuit Performance under Conditions Relevant for Industrial Bioreactors  

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Synthetic genetic programs promise to enable novel applications in industrial processes. For such applications, the genetic circuits that compose programs will require fidelity in varying and complex environments. In this ...

Moser, Felix

452

Bounded Dataflow Networks and Latency-Insensitive Circuits  

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We present a theory for modular refinement of Synchronous Sequential Circuits (SSMs) using Bounded Dataflow Networks (BDNs). We provide a procedure for implementing any SSM into an LI-BDN, a special class of BDNs with some ...

Vijayaraghavan, Muralidaran

453

Design automation and analysis of three-dimensional integrated circuits  

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This dissertation concerns the design of circuits and systems for an emerging technology known as three-dimensional integration. By stacking individual components, dice, or whole wafers using a high-density electromechanical ...

Das, Shamik, 1977-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Stochastic artificial retinas: algorithm, optoelectronic circuits, and implementation  

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Stochastic artificial retinas: algorithm, optoelectronic circuits, and implementation Philippe tasks in the presence of discontinuities, dedicated optoelectronic hardware to implement thermal motion by photodetection of speckles, and hybrid architectures that combine optoelectronic, asynchronous

Boyer, Edmond

455

Capturing collective conflict dynamics with sparse social circuits  

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We discuss a set of computational techniques, called Inductive Game Theory, for extracting strategic decision-making rules from time series data and constructing probabilistic social circuits. We construct these circuits by connecting component individuals and groups with strategies in a game and propose an inductive approach to reconstructing the edges. We demonstrate this approach with conflict behavior in a society of pigtailed macaques by identifying significant patterns in decision-making by individuals. With the constructed circuit, we then capture macroscopic features of the system that were not specified in the construction of the initial circuit, providing a mapping between individual level behaviors to collective behaviors over the scale of the group. We extend on previous work in Inductive Game Theory by more efficiently searching the space of possible strategies by grouping individuals into socially relevant sets to produce a more efficient, parsimonious specification of the underlying interaction...

Lee, Edward; Flack, Jessica; Krakauer, David

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Synthetic biology: Understanding biological design from synthetic circuits  

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An important aim of synthetic biology is to uncover the design principles of natural biological systems through the rational design of gene and protein circuits. Here, we highlight how the process of engineering biological ...

Mukherji, Shankar

457

Laser micromachining of active and passive photonic integrated circuits  

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This thesis describes the development of advanced laser resonators and applications of laser-induced micromachining for photonic circuit fabrication. Two major advantages of laser-induced micromachining are direct patterning ...

Cho, Seong-Ho, 1966-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

A method for gridless routing of printed circuit boards  

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The introduction of fine-line technologies to printed circuit board design and manufacture has stretched most previous automatic routing algorithms to the limit. A different approach designed specifically to meet the present needs is detailed.

A. C. Finch; K. J. Mackenzie; G. J. Balsdon; G. Symonds

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Low Crosstalk Design of an Optical Matrix Switch Using Phase-Change Material  

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A crossbar type optical matrix switch using phase-change material was designed to have low crosstalk. The crosstalk of less than -49.1 dB was achieved for a 4×4 matrix switch by...

Moriyama, Takumi; Tanaka, Daiki; Jain, Paridhi; Tsuda, Hiroyuki

460

650-nm 1 × 2 polymeric thermo-optic switch with low power consumption  

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In this paper, a low-power 1 × 2 polymeric thermo-optic switch operating at the polymer optical fiber low-loss window of 650 nm was studied. The characteristic parameters of the switch...

Wang, Xi-Bin; Sun, Jian; Liu, Yu-Fen; Sun, Jing-Wen; Chen, Chang-Ming; Sun, Xiao-Qiang; Wang, Fei; Zhang, Da-Ming

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CommonKADS Methodology for Developing Power Grid Switching Orders Systems  

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Modeling knowledge and expertise is necessary but difficult in formation of switching operation orders in power systems. Switching operations of electrical components are very frequent in normal changes of operat...

Ming Zhou; Jianwen Ren; Jianxun Qi…

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

A scalable silicon photonic chip-scale optical switch for high performance computing systems  

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A scalable silicon photonic chip-scale optical switch for high performance computing systems-scale optical switch for scalable interconnect network in high performance computing systems. The proposed

Yoo, S. J. Ben

463

MEMS relays for make-break power switching applications : {111} silicon etched planar electrical contacts  

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Relays and switches are of interest in applications such as test equipment, radar, communications, and power systems, amongst others. Unlike solid state switches, mechanical relays provide galvanic isolation across the ...

Weber, Alexis Christian, 1974-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Left invertibility, flatness and identifiability of switched linear dynamical systems: a framework  

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Left invertibility, flatness and identifiability of switched linear dynamical systems: a framework invertibility and flatness, dynamical systems are structurally equivalent to some specific cryptographic invertibility, flatness and identifiability of discrete- time switched linear systems are investigated

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Energy Efficient Optical Burst Switched (OBS) Balagangadhar G. Bathula, Jaafar M. H. Elmirghani  

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Energy Efficient Optical Burst Switched (OBS) Networks Balagangadhar G. Bathula, Jaafar M. H for optical burst switched networks that reduces energy consumption without significantly degrading and hence energy efficiency is an important issue. Due to the advances in optical transmission

Bathula, Balagangadhar G

466

Semiconductor-based all-optical switching for optical time-division multiplexed networks  

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All-optical switching will likely be required for future optical networks operating at data rates which exceed electronic processing speeds. Switches utilizing nonlinearities in semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) are ...

Robinson, Bryan S. (Bryan Shawn), 1975-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Utility External Disconnect Switch: Practical, Legal, and Technical Reasons to Eliminate the Requirement  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This report documents the safe operation of PV systems without a utility external disconnect switch in several large jurisdictions. It includes recommendations for regulators contemplating utility external disconnect switch requirements.

468

Simultaneity of Spark Gap Switch Firing in the Dense Plasma Focus Device  

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To gain insight into the synchronization, simultaneity, and switching behavior of the individual switch, two TIA-525 Optical/Electrical converters have been recently introduced to DPF experiments at Lawrencevi...

S. Krupakar Murali; Aaron M. Blake; A. Haboub

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multi-State Single-Molecule Switch Actuated by Rotation of...  

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Multi-State Single-Molecule Switch Actuated by Rotation of an Encapsulated Cluster within a Fullerene Cage. A Multi-State Single-Molecule Switch Actuated by Rotation of an...

470

Fault simulation of combinational circuits based on critical path tracing  

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FAULT SIMULATION Ol' COMBINATIONAI, CIRCUITS BASED ON CRITICAL PATH TRACING A Thesis by CHARLES JAMES BURNETT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1992 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering FAULT SIIUIULATION OF COMBINATlONAL CIRCUITS BASED ON CRITICAL PATH TRACINC A Thesis CHARLES JAMES BURNETT Approved as to style and content by: Don E. Ross (Chair of Committee...

Burnett, Charles James

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION MONITORING AND RECORDING OF PUBLIC AREAS FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY PURPOSES  

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security plan using stateoftheart technology is closed circuit television (CCTV). B. The purpose of CCTV

Fang-Yen, Christopher

472

Electrochromically switched, gas-reservoir metal hydride devices with  

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Electrochromically switched, gas-reservoir metal hydride devices with Electrochromically switched, gas-reservoir metal hydride devices with application to energy-efficient windows Title Electrochromically switched, gas-reservoir metal hydride devices with application to energy-efficient windows Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-1089E Year of Publication 2008 Authors Anders, André, Jonathan L. Slack, and Thomas J. Richardson Journal Thin Solid Films Volume 1 Date Published 08/2003 Call Number LBNL-1089E Abstract Proof-of-principle gas-reservoir MnNiMg electrochromic mirror devices have been investigated. In contrast to conventional electrochromic approaches, hydrogen is stored (at low concentration) in the gas volume between glass panes of the insulated glass units (IGUs). The elimination of a solid state ion storage layer simplifies the layer stack, enhances overall transmission, and reduces cost. The cyclic switching properties were demonstrated and system durability improved with the incorporation a thin Zr barrier layer between the MnNiMg layer and the Pd catalyst. Addition of 9% silver to the palladium catalyst further improved system durability. About 100 full cycles have been demonstrated before devices slow considerably. Degradation of device performance appears to be related to Pd catalyst mobility, rather than delamination or metal layer oxidation issues originally presumed likely to present significant challenges.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Single ferroelectric-domain photovoltaic switch based  

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Single ferroelectric-domain photovoltaic switch based on lateral BiFeO3 cells Ji serves as a basis for solid-state memory. This phenomenon can also yield an interesting photovoltaic imposed by the ferroelectric polarization vectors. Here, we demonstrate a single-domain photovoltaic

Jo, Moon-Ho

474

Optically-initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved photoconductive switch having a SIC or other wide band gap substrate material, such as GaAs and field-grading liners composed of preferably SiN formed on the substrate adjacent the electrode perimeters or adjacent the substrate perimeters for grading the electric fields.

Caporaso, George J. (Livermore, CA); Sampayan, Stephen E. (Manteca, CA); Sullivan, James S. (Livermore, CA); Sanders, David M. (Livermore, CA)

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum coherent switch utilizing commensurate nanoelectrode and charge density periodicities  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A quantum coherent switch having a substrate formed from a density wave (DW) material capable of having a periodic electron density modulation or spin density modulation, a dielectric layer formed onto a surface of the substrate that is orthogonal to an intrinsic wave vector of the DW material; and structure for applying an external spatially periodic electrostatic potential over the dielectric layer.

Harrison, Neil (Santa Fe, NM); Singleton, John (Los Alamos, NM); Migliori, Albert (Santa Fe, NM)

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

476

Fuzzy logic design of self-tuning switching power supply  

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This paper presents the design of a variable-voltage DC source using proportional and integral (PI)-like fuzzy logic controller (FLC). Three types of topology (buck converter, boost converter, and buck-boost converter) are used to step down, step up, ... Keywords: Duty cycle, PI-like fuzzy logic controller, Self-tuning switching power supply

Chin-Hsing Cheng; Po-Jen Cheng; Ming-Tzong Wu

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Development and application of an advanced switched reluctance generator drive  

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of the generator, system designers always strive for increasing power density, or in other words, maximizing the output power for a given size. Despite the extensive research on the motoring operation of the Switched Reluctance Machine, only a few publications have...

Asadi, Peyman

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

478

Modelling and Simulation of Switched Reluctance Motor Based on Comsol  

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Switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives have gained many attentions from researcher which will be used for automotive applications that needs high speed, wider range of constant power capability, ruggedness, and fault tolerance. This paper focuses on ... Keywords: SRM, Modelling, Simulation, COMSOL, FEA-Finite Element Analysis, Design

Umar Sholahuddin, Agus Purwadi, Nana Heryana, Hilwadi Hindersyah

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Switched reluctance motor based electromechanical brake-by-wire system  

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This article presents an overview of electronic braking systems using SR (Switched Reluctance) machines. The advantages presented by this structure when compared to the conventional hydraulic systems are discussed. A justification for the choice of the SRM as a valid candidate is provided, with a detailed analysis of its control structure and performance. Experimental results obtained using a digital signal processor are also presented.

S. Underwood; A. Khalil; I. Husain; H. Klode; B. Lequesne; S. Gopalakrishnan; A. Omekanda

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Chiral imides as potential chiroptical switches: synthesis and optical properties  

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of a molecule upon application of electric fields to the switching cell or de- vice.5­7 Electrochromic compounds different. Aromatic imides are known to be electrochromic with intense UV­vis absorptions in their neutral; Naphthalene imides; Electrochromic; Fluorescence. * Corresponding author. Tel.: +1 613 520 2600x2713; fax: +1

Wan, Xin-hua

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Switching behaviour of two-phenotype bacteria in varying environment  

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Switching behaviour of two-phenotype bacteria in varying environment G Friedman1, P Gurevich2, S McCarthy3 and D Rachinskii3 1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University phenotype to the other in response to variations in environmental conditions. We model a population

Fiedler, Bernold

482

Comparative genomics of the mimicry switch in Papilio dardanus  

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...and source are credited. Comparative genomics of the mimicry switch in Papilio dardanus...recombination analyses and comparative genomics, we show that H co-segregates with...20,21]. Here, we use comparative genomics of wild-caught populations to characterize...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Deep subwavelength plasmonic waveguide switch in double graphene layer structure  

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Deep subwavelength plasmonic waveguide switch in double graphene layer structure Hideo Iizuka in double graphene layer structure Hideo Iizuka1,a) and Shanhui Fan2,b) 1 Toyota Central Research December 2013) Graphene provides excellent prospects of the dynamic tunability, low propagation loss

Fan, Shanhui

484

Multiple crossbar network: A switched high-speed local network  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Multiple Crossbar Network (MCN) is a prototype High-Speed Local Network at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. It will interconnect supercomputers, network servers and workstations from various commercial vendors. The MCN can also serve as a backbone for message traffic between local area networks. The MCN is a switched local network of switching nodes called Cross-Point Stars (CPs). Hosts and CPs are connected by 800-Mbit/s (100-Mbyte/s) point-to-point ANSI High-Speed Channels. CPs include RISC-based network protocol processors called Crossbar Interfaces and a switching core called the Crossbar Switch. Protocols include physical, data link, intranet, and network access functionality. Various internet and transport protocols are intended to run above the MCN protocol suite. A network management and simple naming service is also included within the Los Alamos Network Architecture. Immediate applications include visualization. The MCN is intended to also serve as a framework for multicomputer applications. 36 refs., 10 figs.

Hoebelheinrich, R.; Thomsen, R.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

WDM Burst Switching for Petabit Data Networks Jonathan S. Turner  

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protocols, like IP. This paper briefly summarizes the operational principles of WDM burst switchingnetworks Principles. Burst switching systems assign user data bursts to channels in WDM links on-the-fly in order to provide efficient statistical multiplexing of high rate data channels. The transmission links in a burst

Turner, Jonathan S.

486

Monitoring Gene Expression In Vivo with Nucleic Acid Molecular Switches  

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The overall objectives of this project were (1) to develop allosteric ribozymes capable of acting as molecular switches for monitoring the levels of both wild-type and mutant mRNA species in living cells and whole animals and (2) to develop highly efficient reagents to deliver nucleic acid molecular switches into living cells, tissues and animals with the ultimate goal of expression profiling specific mRNAs of diagnostic or prognostic value within tumors in animals. During the past year, we have moved our laboratory to Nevada and in the moving process we have lost electronic and paper copies of prior progress reports concerning the construction and biological properties of the molecular switches. Since there was minimal progress during the last year on molecular switches, we are relying on past project reports to provide a summary of our data on this facet of the grant. Here we are summarizing the work done on the delivery reagents and their application to inducing mutations in living cells, which will include work done during the no cost extension.

David C. Ward; Patricia Bray-Ward

2005-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

487

Plasma focus as a current switch for a capillary discharge  

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Experiments are described in which a plasma focus is used simultaneously as an inductive store...12 A/s, and the maximum values of the switched current lie in the range 50–100 kA. The technique is seen as promisi...

É. Yu. Khautiev; P. S. Antsiferov; L. A. Dorokhin; K. N. Koshelev…

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Lithium Niobate Devices in Switching and Multiplexing [and Discussion  

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28 September 1989 research-article Lithium Niobate Devices in Switching and Multiplexing...Thylen Integrated-optics devices in lithium niobate have reached a significant maturity...in fibre-optic transmission systems, lithium niobate devices currently offer the only...

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Task Assignment in a Server Farm with Switching Delays and  

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costs Holding costs (per job) Objective to balance between Energy consumption Performance (e.g., latency Energy- and Delay-aware cost structure Switching costs Running costs Holding costs (per job) Objective to balance between Energy consumption Performance (e.g., latency) Heterogeneous servers, job-specific costs

Hyytiä, Esa

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Title Author(s) Year Published Category Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, Third Edition Gray; Meyer 1993 Circuits  

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Optics Terahertz Optoelectronics Sakai 2005 Optics / Laser Optics Advanced Optoelectronic Devices Dragoman; Dragoman 1999 Optoelectronic Devices / Packaging Optical Integrated Circuits Nishihara; Haruna; Suhara 1989 Optoelectronic Devices / Packaging Optical Networks, Second Edition Ramaswami; Sivarajan 2002

Huang, Zhaoran "Rena"

491

Integrated packaging allows for improvement in switching characteristics of silicon carbide devices  

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Integrated packaging allows for improvement in switching characteristics of silicon carbide devices will be available after the conference. Abstract Silicon Carbide devices can achieve very high switching speed-mode filtering). The consequences on the switching speed are discussed. 1. Introduction Silicon carbide (Si

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

492

Large 1/f noise of unipolar resistance switching and its percolating nature S. B. Lee,1  

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Large 1/f noise of unipolar resistance switching and its percolating nature S. B. Lee,1 S. Park,2 J-747, Republic of Korea 2 Quantum Materials Research Team, Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon 305 that show unipolar resistance switching. When they were switched from the low to high resistance states

Kahng, Byungnam

493

Optical Label Switching Technology and Energy-Efficient Future Networks S. J. Ben Yoo  

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Optical Label Switching Technology and Energy-Efficient Future Networks S. J. Ben Yoo Department traffic with extremely low energy consumption and high goodput. Keywords: Optical packet switching, optical label switching, energy efficient networks. 1. Introduction The future Internet is rapidly

Kolner, Brian H.

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Design and simulation of planar electro-optic switches in ferroelectrics Mahesh Krishnamurthi,a  

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Design and simulation of planar electro-optic switches in ferroelectrics Mahesh Krishnamurthi polarization dependent planar optical switches based on the electro-optic effect in ferroelectrics operating at 1.55 m wavelength are presented. The first design is a 3 3 optical switch based entirely on electro-optic

Gopalan, Venkatraman

495

Modeling of switched reluctance motors based on optimized BP neural networks with parallel chaotic search  

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Precise modeling of switched reluctant motor (SRM) is important of switched reluctant motor driving system. In the article, modeling of SRM by a BP neural network with parallel chaotic search (PCS) is presented firstly. Here parallel chaotic search is ... Keywords: BP neural network, optimize, parallel chaotic search, switched reluctant motor

Yong Cheng; Hui Lin

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Speed-sensorless control of switched-reluctance motors with uncertain payload  

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Speed-sensorless control of switched-reluctance motors with uncertain payload Antonio Loría Gerardo that the model of switched- reluctance motors does not admit such handy change of coordinates, imposes Espinosa­Pérez Erik Chumacero Missie Aguado-Rojas Abstract-- We present a controller for switched-reluctance

Boyer, Edmond

497

Fig. 1: Schematic of the optoelectronic switch. Source/drain and channel regions formed in Si.  

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Si Ge E-field Fig. 1: Schematic of the optoelectronic switch. Source/drain and channel regions (z) energy Novel Si-based CMOS Optoelectronic Switching Device Operating in the Near Infrared Ali K, high performance optoelectronic switch is introduced. The device is a Si- MOSFET with Ge gate that can

Miller, David A. B.

498

The effects of mobile ATM switches on PNNI peer group operation  

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This contribution discusses why, and how, mobile networks and mobile switches might be discussed during Phase 1 of the WATM standards process. Next, it reviews mobile routers within Mobile IP. That IP mobility architecture may not apply to the proposed mobile ATM switches. Finally, it discusses problems with PNNI peer group formation and operation when mobile ATM switches are present.

Martinez, L.; Sholander, P.; Tolendino, L.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

A 10 GS/s Distributed Waveform Generator for Sub-Nanosecond Pulse Generation and Modulation in Standard Digital CMOS  

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A 10 GS/s Distributed Waveform Generator for Sub-Nanosecond Pulse Generation and Modulation, Email:hwu@ece.rochester.edu Abstract-- A distributed waveform generator is presented for sub a distributed waveform generator (DWG) circuit in a time-interleaved architecture suitable for standard CMOS

Wu, Hui

500

Wealth Distribution  

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Walter: What is a just wealth distribution? In my view, it is one that results from respect for proper initial homesteading, for resulting private property rights, and, finally, from any legitimate subsequent ...

Four Arrows; Walter Block

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z