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1

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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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

5

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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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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Switch contact device for interrupting high current, high voltage, AC and DC circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high voltage switch contact structure capable of interrupting high voltage, high current AC and DC circuits. The contact structure confines the arc created when contacts open to the thin area between two insulating surfaces in intimate contact. This forces the arc into the shape of a thin sheet which loses heat energy far more rapidly than an arc column having a circular cross-section. These high heat losses require a dramatic increase in the voltage required to maintain the arc, thus extinguishing it when the required voltage exceeds the available voltage. The arc extinguishing process with this invention is not dependent on the occurrence of a current zero crossing and, consequently, is capable of rapidly interrupting both AC and DC circuits. The contact structure achieves its high performance without the use of sulfur hexafluoride.

Via, Lester C.; Witherspoon, F. Douglas; Ryan, John M.

2005-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Arcing fault in sub-distribution branch circuits  

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It's well known the importance of short-circuit current evaluation for the design of any power system. Every system is subject to faults, moreover short-circuits and ground faults can be expected in any point. Even if the maximum and minimum values are generally defined with reference at a bolted-fault, bolted short-circuits are rare and the fault usually involves arcing and burning; particularly the limit value of minimum short-circuit depends really on arcing-fault. In earlier experimental investigations into the functional simulation of insulation loss, in branch circuit conductors, the authors chose to normalize the arcing-fault simulation to be used in laboratory tests. This conventional simulation allows characterization of this intrinsically random phenomenon by means of a probabilistic approach, in order to define in statistical terms the expected short circuit value. The authors examine more closely the arcing-fault in the design of sub distribution branch-circuits as weak points of the installation. In fact, what they propose are straightforward criteria, whether in the structure of the system or in the coordination of protection, which afford a more rational control on arcing-fault.

Parise, G.; Grasseli, U.; Luozzo, V. Di (Univ. di Roma, Rome (Italy). Dept. di Ingegneria Elettrica)

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 47, NO. 8, AUGUST 2012 1935 A Switched-Inductor Integrated Voltage Regulator  

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IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 47, NO. 8, AUGUST 2012 1935 A Switched on computational performance in modern microprocessors and systems-on-chip is power consumption. Battery life

Carloni, Luca

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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  

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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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A distributed scheduling algorithm for an optical switching fabric  

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, energy consumption and dissipation issues. Introducing optical technologies to implement switching different input/output ports. Electronic switching fabrics have scaled remarkably and can still keep up, they have almost reached their limits. Indeed, to support an increasing number of ports and higher data

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Studies of switching field and thermal energy barrier distributions in a FePt nanoparticle system  

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Studies of switching field and thermal energy barrier distributions in a FePt nanoparticle system X dependence of the thermal stability factor, the width of the thermal energy barrier distribution- ropy energy distribution and the interaction and the thermal energy barrier distribution determined

Laughlin, David E.

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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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1. Batarseh, Issa. "Symbolic switch/linear circuit simulator systems and methods," US Patent 8,577,664, Nov 5, 2013.  

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Patents 1. Batarseh, Issa. "Symbolic switch/linear circuit simulator systems and methods," US Patent 8,577,664, Nov 5, 2013. 2. Batarseh, Issa. "Method of Adapting Solar Tracking Using Variable Step Size," US Patent 8,552,286, October 8, 2013. 3. Cui, Q. and J. J. Liou, "Novel Multi-Gate pHEMT Devices

Pattanaik, Sumanta N.

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

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: : : : : : 29 xv FIGURE Page 16 Sine-exponential-shaped pulse-width modulation : : : : : : : : : : : : : 30 17 Family of exponential-shaped waveforms for different values of Ne : : : : 31 18 Total harmonic distortion of class D amplifier for different..., and their present and future market distribution. Moreover, the harmonic distortion of open-loop class D amplifiers based on pulse-width modulation (PWM) is analyzed by applying the duty cycle variation technique for the most popular carrier waveforms giving an easy...

Rojas Gonzalez, Miguel Angel

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a High-Speed Static Switch for Distributed Energy and Microgrid Applications  

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Distributed energy resources can provide power to local loads in the electric distribution system and benefits such as improved reliability. Microgrids are intentional islands formed at a facility or in an electrical distribution system that contains at least one distributed resource and associated loads. Microgrids that operate both electrical generation and loads in a coordinated manner can offer additional benefits to the customer and local utility. The loads and energy sources can be disconnected from and reconnected to the area or local utility with minimal disruption to the local loads, thereby improving reliability. This paper details the development and testing of a highspeed static switch for distributed energy and microgrid applications.

Kroposki, B.; Pink, C.; Lynch, J.; John, V.; Meor Daniel, S.; Benedict, E.; Vihinen, I.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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 Universit 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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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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Formulating a simplified equivalent representation of distribution circuits for PV impact studies.  

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With an increasing number of Distributed Generation (DG) being connected on the distribution system, a method for simplifying the complexity of the distribution system to an equivalent representation of the feeder is advantageous for streamlining the interconnection study process. The general characteristics of the system can be retained while reducing the modeling effort required. This report presents a method of simplifying feeders to only specified buses-of-interest. These buses-of-interest can be potential PV interconnection locations or buses where engineers want to verify a certain power quality. The equations and methodology are presented with mathematical proofs of the equivalence of the circuit reduction method. An example 15-bus feeder is shown with the parameters and intermediate example reduction steps to simplify the circuit to 4 buses. The reduced feeder is simulated using PowerWorld Simulator to validate that those buses operate with the same characteristics as the original circuit. Validation of the method is also performed for snapshot and time-series simulations with variable load and solar energy output data to validate the equivalent performance of the reduced circuit with the interconnection of PV.

Reno, Matthew J.; Broderick, Robert Joseph; Grijalva, Santiago [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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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  

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

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The goal of this project was to improve energy efficiency of industrial crushing and grinding operations (comminution). Mathematical models of the comminution process were used to study methods for optimizing the product size distribution, so that the amount of excessively fine material produced could be minimized. The goal was to save energy by reducing the amount of material that was ground below the target size, while simultaneously reducing the quantity of materials wasted as ''slimes'' that were too fine to be useful. Extensive plant sampling and mathematical modeling of the grinding circuits was carried out 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 the potential of advanced technologies to improve comminution efficiency and produce sharper product size distributions with less overgrinding. The mathematical models were used to simulate novel circuits for minimizing overgrinding and increasing throughput, and it is estimated that a single plant grinding 15 million tons of ore per year saves up to 82.5 million kWhr/year, or 8.6 x 10{sup 11} BTU/year. Implementation of this technology in the midwestern iron ore industry, which grinds an estimated 150 million tons of ore annually to produce over 50 million tons of iron ore concentrate, would save an estimated 1 x 10{sup 13} BTU/year.

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

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Electronic logic for enhanced switch reliability  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A logic circuit is used to enhance redundant switch reliability. Two or more switches are monitored for logical high or low output. The output for the logic circuit produces a redundant and fail-safe representation of the switch outputs. When both switch outputs are high, the output is high. Similarly, when both switch outputs are low, the logic circuit's output is low. When the output states of the two switches do not agree, the circuit resolves the conflict by memorizing the last output state which both switches were simultaneously in and produces the logical complement of this output state. Thus, the logic circuit of the present invention allows the redundant switches to be treated as if they were in parallel when the switches are open and as if they were in series when the switches are closed. A failsafe system having maximum reliability is thereby produced.

Cooper, J.A.

1984-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Electronic logic to enhance switch reliability in detecting openings and closures of redundant switches  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A logic circuit is used to enhance redundant switch reliability. Two or more switches are monitored for logical high or low output. The output for the logic circuit produces a redundant and failsafe representation of the switch outputs. When both switch outputs are high, the output is high. Similarly, when both switch outputs are low, the logic circuit's output is low. When the output states of the two switches do not agree, the circuit resolves the conflict by memorizing the last output state which both switches were simultaneously in and produces the logical complement of this output state. Thus, the logic circuit of the present invention allows the redundant switches to be treated as if they were in parallel when the switches are open and as if they were in series when the switches are closed. A failsafe system having maximum reliability is thereby produced.

Cooper, James A. (Albuquerque, NM)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 occurredsuch as a downed power line or a transformer explosionfrom 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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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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TONAK: A Distributed Low-latency and Scalable Optical Switch Architecture  

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. 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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Delta connected resonant snubber circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A delta connected, resonant snubber-based, soft switching, inverter circuit achieves lossless switching during dc-to-ac power conversion and power conditioning with minimum component count and size. Current is supplied to the resonant snubber branches solely by the dc supply voltage through the main inverter switches and the auxiliary switches. Component count and size are reduced by use of a single semiconductor switch in the resonant snubber branches. Component count is also reduced by maximizing the use of stray capacitances of the main switches as parallel resonant capacitors. Resonance charging and discharging of the parallel capacitances allows lossless, zero voltage switching. In one embodiment, circuit component size and count are minimized while achieving lossless, zero voltage switching within a three-phase inverter. 36 figs.

Lai, J.S.; Peng, F.Z.; Young, R.W. Sr.; Ott, G.W. Jr.

1998-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Delta connected resonant snubber circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A delta connected, resonant snubber-based, soft switching, inverter circuit achieves lossless switching during dc-to-ac power conversion and power conditioning with minimum component count and size. Current is supplied to the resonant snubber branches solely by the dc supply voltage through the main inverter switches and the auxiliary switches. Component count and size are reduced by use of a single semiconductor switch in the resonant snubber branches. Component count is also reduced by maximizing the use of stray capacitances of the main switches as parallel resonant capacitors. Resonance charging and discharging of the parallel capacitances allows lossless, zero voltage switching. In one embodiment, circuit component size and count are minimized while achieving lossless, zero voltage switching within a three-phase inverter.

Lai, Jih-Sheng (Knoxville, TN); Peng, Fang Zheng (Oak Ridge, TN); Young, Sr., Robert W. (Oak Ridge, TN); Ott, Jr., George W. (Knoxville, TN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topic 1: Basics of Power Systems A.H. MohsenianRad (U of T) 1Networking and Distributed Systems  

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) Transmission Lines Several Hundred Miles Switching Stations Transformers Circuit Breakers #12;Power Systems Grid 7 · Power Distribution: Medium Voltage (MV) Transmission Lines ( in Smart Grid 11 Nodes: Buses Links: Transmission Lines Generator Load #12;Power Grid Graph Representation

Mohsenian-Rad, Hamed

44

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

45

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

46

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 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

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All-metallic electrically gated 2H-TaSe2 thin-film switches and logic circuits J. Renteria,1  

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off, and the single-atom thickness of graphene leaves it susceptible to radiation damage.18 non-linear current-voltage characteristics, unusual optical response, and electrical gating at room radiation-hard all-metallic logic circuits. These results may open new application space for thin films

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

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Munchen 2 (Germany) Abstract In this paper the development life-cycle of a design method for distributed the behaviour of a very simple protocol. A development life-cycle commonly includes four phases: (1) requirement a family of speci cations along the development life-cycle one observes particular (pairs of) aspects

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Application of three-dimensional circuit integration to global clock distribution  

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As the semi-conductor industry moves towards deep sub-micron designs, efficiency of chip-wide communication is becoming the limiting factor on system performance. One globally distributed signal with significant effect on ...

Salinas, Erica M. (Erica Marie), 1980-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

50

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

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An experimental study of some ferroresonant circuits  

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many helpful suggestions during the course of this work. CONTENTS Pa'ge PART I ? GENERAL Introduction Circuit Arrangements Studied Method of Approach PART II SERIES FERRORESONANT CIRCUITS Reaction to Variation of Source Voltage Effect of Non...-linear Resistance Reaction to Variation of Switch-Closing Time 13 Method Used to Close the Switch 13 Experimental Results 19 Effect of Residual Magnetism 22 PART III ? SERIES-PARALLEL FERRORESONANT CIRCUITS Reaction to Variation of Source Voltage 30 Reaction...

Rose, Price Duane

1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

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Inner surface flash-over of insulator of low-inductance high-voltage self-breakdown gas switch and its application  

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In this paper, the inner surface flash-over of high-voltage self-breakdown switch, which is used as a main switch of pulse modulator, is analyzed in theory by employing the method of distributed element equivalent circuit. Moreover, the field distortion of the switch is simulated by using software. The results of theoretical analysis and simulation by software show that the inner surface flash-over usually starts at the junction points among the stainless steel, insulator, and insulation gas in the switch. A switch with improved structure is designed and fabricated according to the theoretical analysis and simulation results. Several methods to avoid inner surface flash-over are used to improve the structure of switch. In experiment, the inductance of the switch is no more than 100 nH, the working voltage of the switch is about 600 kV, and the output voltage and current of the accelerator is about 500 kV and 50 kA, respectively. And the zero-to-peak rise time of output voltage at matched load is less than 30 ns due to the small inductance of switch. The original switch was broken-down after dozens of experiments, and the improved switch has been worked more than 200 times stably.

Zhang, Hong-bo, E-mail: walkman67@163.com; Liu, Jin-liang [College of Opto-electronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan 410073 (China)] [College of Opto-electronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan 410073 (China)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

54

Compact high voltage solid state switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A compact, solid state, high voltage switch capable of high conduction current with a high rate of current risetime (high di/dt) that can be used to replace thyratrons in existing and new applications. The switch has multiple thyristors packaged in a single enclosure. Each thyristor has its own gate drive circuit that circuit obtains its energy from the energy that is being switched in the main circuit. The gate drives are triggered with a low voltage, low current pulse isolated by a small inexpensive transformer. The gate circuits can also be triggered with an optical signal, eliminating the trigger transformer altogether. This approach makes it easier to connect many thyristors in series to obtain the hold off voltages of greater than 80 kV.

Glidden, Steven C.

2003-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

55

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

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Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

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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

57

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

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Lookout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

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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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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

60

Magnetic switch for reactor control rod  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A magnetic reed switch assembly for activating an electromagnetic grapple utilized to hold a control rod in position above a reactor core. In normal operation the magnetic field of a permanent magnet is short-circuited by a magnetic shunt, diverting the magnetic field away from the reed switch. The magnetic shunt is made of a material having a Curie-point at the desired release temperature. Above that temperature the material loses its ferromagnetic properties, and the magnetic path is diverted to the reed switch which closes and short-circuits the control circuit for the control rod electromagnetic grapple which allows the control rod to drop into the reactor core for controlling the reactivity of the core.

Germer, John H. (San Jose, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic switch for reactor control rod. [LMFBR  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A magnetic reed switch assembly is described for activating an electromagnetic grapple utilized to hold a control rod in position above a reactor core. In normal operation the magnetic field of a permanent magnet is short-circuited by a magnetic shunt, diverting the magnetic field away from the reed switch. The magnetic shunt is made of a material having a Curie-point at the desired release temperature. Above that temperature the material loses its ferromagnetic properties, and the magnetic path is diverted to the reed switch which closes and short-circuits the control circuit for the control rod electro-magnetic grapple which allows the control rod to drop into the reactor core for controlling the reactivity of the core.

Germer, J.H.

1982-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploration of On-Chip Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converter for Multicore Processors Using a Distributed Power Delivery  

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%) and minimal parasitic losses. Prior work has not adequately studied the layout implications of on-chip power to the utilization points (it is for this reason that decoupling capacitors which deliver power based on stored a Distributed Power Delivery Network Pingqiang Zhou, Dong Jiao, Chris H. Kim and Sachin S. Sapatnekar Department

Sapatnekar, Sachin

63

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

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Integrated optical switching using titanium nitride micro electromechanical systems  

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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

65

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

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Advanced Soft Switching Inverter for Reducing Switching and Power...  

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

lai.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Soft Switching Inverter for Reducing Switching and Power Losses Advanced Soft Switching Inverter for Reducing Switching and Power...

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

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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. Transphorms transistors will enable a single semiconductor device to switch electrical currents at high-voltage in both directionsmaking 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

68

A Transformer-less Partial Power Boost Converter for PV Applications Using a Three-Level Switching Cell  

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Photovoltaic architectures with distributed power electronics provide many advantages in terms of energy yield as well as system level optimization. As the power level of the solar farm increases it becomes more beneficial to increase the dc collection network voltage, which requires the use of power devices with higher voltage ratings, and thus making the design of efficient, low cost, distributed power converters more challenging. In this paper a simple partial power converter topology is proposed. The topology is implemented using a three-level switching cell, which allows the use of semiconductor devices with lower voltage rating; thus improving design and performance and reducing converter cost. This makes the converters suitable for use for medium to high power applications where dc-link voltages of 600V~1kV may be needed without the need for high voltage devices. Converter operation and experimental results are presented for two partial power circuit variants using three-level switching cells.

Mohammed Agamy; Maja Harfman-Todorovic; Ahmed Elasser; Somasundaram Essakiappan

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

A Comparison of High-Voltage Switches  

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This report summarizes our work on high-voltage switches during the past few years. With joint funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Defense (DOD), we tested a wide variety of switches to a common standard. This approach permitted meaningful comparisons between disparate switches. Most switches were purchased from commercial sources, though some were experimental devices. For the purposes of this report, we divided the switches into three generic types (gas, vacuum, and semiconductor) and selected data that best illustrates important strengths and weaknesses of each switch type. Test techniques that indicate the state of health of the switches are emphasized. For example, a good indicator of residual gas in a vacuum switch is the systematic variation of the switching delay in response to changes in temperature and/or operating conditions. We believe that the presentation of this kind of information will help engineers to select and to test switches for their particular applications. Our work was limited to switches capable of driving slappers. Also known as exploding-foil initiators, slappers are detonators that initiate a secondary explosive by direct impact with a small piece of matter moving at the detonation velocity (several thousands of meters per second). A slapper is desirable for enhanced safety (no primary explosive), but it also places extra demands on the capacitor-discharge circuit to deliver a fast-rising current pulse (greater than 10 A/ns) of several thousand amperes. The required energy is substantially less than one joule; but this energy is delivered in less than one microsecond, taking the peak power into the megawatt regime. In our study, the switches operated in the 1 kV to 3 kV range and were physically small, roughly 1 cm{sup 3} or less. Although a fuze functions only once in actual use, multiple-shot capability is important for production testing and for research work. For this reason, we restricted this report to multiple-shot switches. Furthermore, our work included only switches with submicrosecond timing precision, thereby excluding mechanical switches.

Chu, K.W.; Scott, G.L.

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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.

Premerlani, William J. (Scotia, NY)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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. 13 figs.

Premerlani, W.J.

1981-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Development studies of a solid-state d.c. circuit breaker based on the GTO  

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Circuit Breaker . . . . . 37 D. Metal-Oxide Varistors in DC Circuit Breaker Applications 42 E. Variable Resistor Characteristics Implemented with a Semiconductor Device . . . . . . . . . . . 43 VI CAPACITIVE CIRCUIT BREAKER 45 VII SWITCHED SNUBBER... maintenance rate and low reliability. The separation of contacts under load draws an electric arc at a relatively high d. c. voltage which serves to dissipate the circuit stored energy. Because of this, the metal contacts suffer from pitting and erosion...

Kernaghan, William Henry

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Electronically commutated serial-parallel switching for motor windings  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and a circuit for controlling an ac machine comprises controlling a full bridge network of commutation switches which are connected between a multiphase voltage source and the phase windings to switch the phase windings between a parallel connection and a series connection while providing commutation discharge paths for electrical current resulting from inductance in the phase windings. This provides extra torque for starting a vehicle from lower battery current.

Hsu, John S. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

75

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

76

Isolated and soft-switched power converter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An isolated and soft-switched power converter is used for DC/DC and DC/DC/AC power conversion. The power converter includes two resonant tank circuits coupled back-to-back through an isolation transformer. Each resonant tank circuit includes a pair of resonant capacitors connected in series as a resonant leg, a pair of tank capacitors connected in series as a tank leg, and a pair of switching devices with anti-parallel clamping diodes coupled in series as resonant switches and clamping devices for the resonant leg. The power converter is well suited for DC/DC and DC/DC/AC power conversion applications in which high-voltage isolation, DC to DC voltage boost, bidirectional power flow, and a minimal number of conventional switching components are important design objectives. For example, the power converter is especially well suited to electric vehicle applications and load-side electric generation and storage systems, and other applications in which these objectives are important. The power converter may be used for many different applications, including electric vehicles, hybrid combustion/electric vehicles, fuel-cell powered vehicles with low-voltage starting, remote power sources utilizing low-voltage DC power sources, such as photovoltaics and others, electric power backup systems, and load-side electric storage and generation systems.

Peng, Fang Zheng (Knoxville, TN); Adams, Donald Joe (Knoxville, TN)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Reversing-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive storage circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high power reversing-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive storage and transfer circuit includes an opening switch, a main energy storage coil, a counterpulse capacitor and a small inductor. After counterpulsing the opening switch off, the counterpulse capacitor is recharged by the main energy storage coil before the load pulse is initiated. This gives the counterpulse capacitor sufficient energy for the next counterpulse operation, although the polarity of the capacitor's voltage must be reversed before that can occur. By using a current-zero switch as the counterpulse start switch, the capacitor is disconnected from the circuit (with a full charge) when the load pulse is initiated, preventing the capacitor from depleting its energy store by discharging through the load. After the load pulse is terminated by reclosing the main opening switch, the polarity of the counterpulse capacitor voltage is reversed by discharging the capacitor through a small inductor and interrupting the discharge current oscillation at zero current and peak reversed voltage. The circuit enables high-power, high-repetition-rate operation with reusable switches and features total control (pulse-to-pulse) over output pulse initiation, duration, repetition rate, and, to some extent, risetime.

Honig, E.M.

1984-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of chaotic beats in a driven memristive Chua's circuit  

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In this paper, a time varying resistive circuit realising the action of an active three segment piecewise linear flux controlled memristor is proposed. Using this as the nonlinearity, a driven Chua's circuit is implemented. The phenomenon of chaotic beats in this circuit is observed for a suitable choice of parameters. The memristor acts as a chaotically time varying resistor (CTVR), switching between a less conductive OFF state and a more conductive ON state. This chaotic switching is governed by the dynamics of the driven Chua's circuit of which the memristor is an integral part. The occurrence of beats is essentially due to the interaction of the memristor aided self oscillations of the circuit and the external driving sinusoidal forcing. Upon slight tuning/detuning of the frequencies of the memristor switching and that of the external force, constructive and destructive interferences occur leading to revivals and collapses in amplitudes of the circuit variables, which we refer as chaotic beats. Numerical simulations and Multisim modelling as well as statistical analyses have been carried out to observe as well as to understand and verify the mechanism leading to chaotic beats.

A. Ishaq Ahamed; K. Srinivasan; K. Murali; M. Lakshmanan

2010-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Digit switch evaluations and capillary IPA (isopropyl alcohol) study  

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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

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81

Utilizing zero-sequence switchings for reversible converters  

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A method for providing additional dc inputs or outputs (49, 59) from a dc-to-ac inverter (10) for controlling motor loads (60) comprises deriving zero-sequence components (V.sub.ao, V.sub.bo, and V.sub.co) from the inverter (10) through additional circuit branches with power switching devices (23, 44, 46), transforming the voltage between a high voltage and a low voltage using a transformer or motor (42, 50), converting the low voltage between ac and dc using a rectifier (41, 51) or an H-bridge (61), and providing at least one low voltage dc input or output (49, 59). The transformation of the ac voltage may be either single phase or three phase. Where less than a 100% duty cycle is acceptable, a two-phase modulation of the switching signals controlling the inverter (10) reduces switching losses in the inverter (10). A plurality of circuits for carrying out the invention are also disclosed.

Hsu, John S.; Su, Gui-Jia; Adams, Donald J.; Nagashima, James M.; Stancu, Constantin; Carlson, Douglas S.; Smith, Gregory S.

2004-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

82

Diagonal quantum circuits: their computational power and applications  

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Diagonal quantum circuits are quantum circuits comprising only diagonal gates in the computational basis. In spite of a classical feature of diagonal quantum circuits in the sense of commutativity of all gates, their computational power is highly likely to outperform classical one and they are exploited for applications in quantum informational tasks. We review computational power of diagonal quantum circuits and their applications. We focus on the computational power of instantaneous quantum polynomial-time (IQP) circuits, which are a special type of diagonal quantum circuits. We then review an approximate generation of random states as an application of diagonal quantum circuits, where random states are an ensemble of pure states uniformly distributed in a Hilbert space. We also present a thermalizing algorithm of classical Hamiltonians by using diagonal quantum circuits. These applications are feasible to be experimentally implemented by current technology due to a simple and robust structure of diagonal gates.

Yoshifumi Nakata; Mio Murao

2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

83

Effective switching frequency multiplier inverter  

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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

84

Piezoelectric drive circuit  

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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

85

Piezoelectric drive circuit  

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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

86

Thermally actuated thermionic switch  

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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

87

Reusable fast opening switch  

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A reusable fast opening switch for transferring energy, in the form of a high power pulse, from an electromagnetic storage device such as an inductor into a load. The switch is efficient, compact, fast and reusable. The switch comprises a ferromagnetic semiconductor which undergoes a fast transition between conductive and metallic states at a critical temperature and which undergoes the transition without a phase change in its crystal structure. A semiconductor such as europium rich europhous oxide, which undergoes a conductor to insulator transition when it is joule heated from its conductor state, can be used to form the switch.

Van Devender, J.P.; Emin, D.

1983-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

88

Reusable fast opening switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A reusable fast opening switch for transferring energy, in the form of a high power pulse, from an electromagnetic storage device such as an inductor into a load. The switch is efficient, compact, fast and reusable. The switch comprises a ferromagnetic semiconductor which undergoes a fast transition between conductive and insulating states at a critical temperature and which undergoes the transition without a phase change in its crystal structure. A semiconductor such as europium rich europhous oxide, which undergoes a conductor to insulator transition when it is joule heated from its conductor state, can be used to form the switch.

Van Devender, John P. (Albuquerque, NM); Emin, David (Albuquerque, NM)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Chemically Induced Conductance Switching in Carbon Nanotube Circuits  

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PRL 97, 016601 (2006) PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS week ending 7The American Physical Society PRL 97, 016601 (2006) PHYSICALthe chemical disruption of PRL 97, 016601 (2006) PHYSICAL

Collins, Philip G

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Communication delay in circuit-switched interconnection networks  

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Min,G. Ould-Khaoua,M. Sarbazi-Azad,H. Proceedings 20th IEEE Int. Performance, Computing, and Communications Conference (IEEE-IPCCC 2001), Phoenix, Arizona, April 4-6, 2001. pp 51-56 IEEE Computer Society Press

Min, G.; Ould-Khaoua, M.

91

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

92

Low voltage amplifier architecture for high speed switched capacitor circuits  

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are studied in detail. It is shown how CMFF can improve the performance of pseudo-differential OTA's. An OTA based on the proposed architecture is designed in a 0.5 []m CMOS process available from MOSIS. Simulation results of the amplifier are presented. A...

Shankar, Asit

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Reflective HTS switch  

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A HTS (High Temperature Superconductor) switch includes a HTS conductor for providing a superconducting path for an electrical signal and an serpentine wire actuator for controllably heating a portion of the conductor sufficiently to cause that portion to have normal, and not superconducting, resistivity. Mass of the portion is reduced to decrease switching time. 6 figs.

Martens, J.S.; Hietala, V.M.; Hohenwarter, G.K.G.

1994-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

94

Erected mirror optical switch  

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A microelectromechanical (MEM) optical switching apparatus is disclosed that is based on an erectable mirror which is formed on a rotatable stage using surface micromachining. An electrostatic actuator is also formed on the substrate to rotate the stage and mirror with a high angular precision. The mirror can be erected manually after fabrication of the device and used to redirect an incident light beam at an arbitrary angel and to maintain this state in the absence of any applied electrical power. A 1.times.N optical switch can be formed using a single rotatable mirror. In some embodiments of the present invention, a plurality of rotatable mirrors can be configured so that the stages and mirrors rotate in unison when driven by a single micromotor thereby forming a 2.times.2 optical switch which can be used to switch a pair of incident light beams, or as a building block to form a higher-order optical switch.

Allen, James J.

2005-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

95

Multistage-Based Switching Fabrics for Scalable Routers  

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with distributed packet routing to achieve high scalability and low costs. Our fabrics are based on a multistage patterns are evaluated and discussed as well. Being scalable and of low costs, the proposed switching their arrival LCs toward their destined LCs. Switching fabrics naturally affect overall router perfor- mance

Tzeng, Nian-Feng

96

Comparative Study of Switched Reluctance Motors Performances for Two Current  

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of machines as high torque ripple, high acoustic noise and vibration limit their industrial applications [1Comparative Study of Switched Reluctance Motors Performances for Two Current Distributions a 3-phase, 6-slot, and 4-pole Mutually Coupled Switched Reluctance Motor (MCSRM 6/4) with new current

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

97

Regenerative feedback resonant circuit  

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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

98

Series-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive storage circuit  

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A high-power series-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive energy storage and transfer circuit includes an opening switch, a main energy storage coil, and a counterpulse capacitor. The local pulse is initiated simultaneously with the initiation of the counterpulse used to turn the opening switch off. There is no delay from command to output pulse. During the load pulse, the counterpulse capacitor is automatically charged with sufficient energy to accomplish the load counterpulse which terminates the load pulse and turns the load switch off. When the main opening switch is reclosed to terminate the load pulse, the counterpulse capacitor discharges through the load, causing a rapid, sharp cutoff of the load pulse as well as recovering any energy remaining in the load inductance. The counterpulse capacitor is recharged to its original condition by the main energy storage coil after the load pulse is over, not before it begins.

Honig, E.M.

1984-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

99

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

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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

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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

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101

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

102

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

103

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

104

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 pulseforming 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

105

Liquid detection circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Herein is a circuit which is capable of detecting the presence of liquids, especially cryogenic liquids, and whose sensor will not overheat in a vacuum. The circuit parameters, however, can be adjusted to work with any liquid over a wide range of temperatures.

Regan, Thomas O. (North Aurora, IL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Online circuit breaker monitoring system  

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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

108

Online circuit breaker monitoring system  

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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

109

A radiation hard vacuum switch  

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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

110

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

111

Automated Circuit Breaker Monitoring U.S. DOE CERTS Project  

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Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS), and funded by the Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution a portion of the power system is very critical task and circuit breakers must be very reliableAutomated Circuit Breaker Monitoring U.S. DOE CERTS Project Power Systems Engineering Research

112

Magnetic switch for reactor control rod  

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This patent describes a control rod system for a nuclear reactor utilizing an electromagnetic grapple mechanism for holding and releasing a control rod, the improvement comprising a magnetic reed switch assembly having a Curie-point magnetic shunt and responsive to reactor coolant temperature for short circuiting the electromagnetic grapple mechanism causing release of the control rod when the coolant temperature reaches the Curie-point of the magnetic shunt. The magnetic reed switch assembly includes a: a permanent magnet, a pair of magnetic pole pieces located at and in contact with opposite ends of the permanent magnet, the Curie-point magnetic shunt being positioned adjacent the permanent magnet and in contact with the pair of magnetic pole pieces, and a reed switch positioned intermediate the pole pieces and provided with a pair of ferromagnetic reeds, a nonmagnetic enclosure around the reeds, a first of the reeds being secured at one end to a first of the pair of pole pieces, a second of the reeds having one end extending into and secured to a hollow member positioned in and extending through a second of the pair of pole pieces, the one end of the second of the reeds secured to a condector adapted to be connected to the electromagnetic grapple mechanism.

Germer, J.H.

1986-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

113

Sensor readout detector circuit  

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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

Thermionic gas switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is directed to an improved temperature responsive thermionic gas switch utilizing a hollow cathode and a folded emitter surface area. The folded emitter surface area of the thermionic switch substantially increases the on/off ratio by changing the conduction surface area involved in the two modes thereof. The improved switch of this invention provides an on/off ratio of 450:1 compared to the 10:1 ratio of the prior known thermionic switch, while providing for adjusting the on current. In the improved switch of this invention the conduction area is made small in the off mode, while in the on mode the conduction area is made large. This is achieved by utilizing a folded hollow cathode configuration and utilizing a folded emitter surface area, and by making the dimensions of the folds small enough so that a space charge will develop in the convolutions of the folds and suppress unignited current, thus limiting the current carrying surface in the off mode.

Hatch, G.L.; Brummond, W.A.; Barrus, D.M.

1984-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

116

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

117

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

118

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

119

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

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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

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121

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

122

Utility-Scale Silicon Carbide Semiconductor: Monolithic Silicon Carbide Anode Switched Thyristor for Medium Voltage Power Conversion  

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ADEPT Project: GeneSiC is developing an advanced silicon-carbide (SiC)-based semiconductor called an anode-switched thyristor. This low-cost, compact SiC semiconductor conducts higher levels of electrical energy with better precision than traditional silicon semiconductors. This efficiency will enable a dramatic reduction in the size, weight, and volume of the power converters and electronic devices it's used in.GeneSiC is developing its SiC-based semiconductor for utility-scale power converters. Traditional silicon semiconductors can't process the high voltages that utility-scale power distribution requires, and they must be stacked in complicated circuits that require bulky insulation and cooling hardware. GeneSiC's semiconductors are well suited for high-power applications like large-scale renewable wind and solar energy installations.

None

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Transparent electrode for optical switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention relates generally to optical switches and techniques for applying a voltage to an electro-optical crystal, and more particularly, to transparent electodes for an optical switch. System architectures for very large inertial confinement fusion (ICF) lasers require active optical elements with apertures on the order of one meter. Large aperture optical switches are needed for isolation of stages, switch-out from regenerative amplifier cavities and protection from target retroreflections.

Goldhar, J.; Henesian, M.A.

1984-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

124

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

125

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

126

The quantum cryptographic switch  

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We illustrate using a quantum system the principle of a cryptographic switch, in which a third party (Charlie) can control to a continuously varying degree the amount of information the receiver (Bob) receives, after the sender (Alice) has sent her information. Suppose Charlie transmits a Bell state to Alice and Bob. Alice uses dense coding to transmit two bits to Bob. Only if the 2-bit information corresponding to choice of Bell state is made available by Charlie to Bob can the latter recover Alice's information. By varying the information he gives, Charlie can continuously vary the information recovered by Bob. The performance of the protocol subjected to the squeezed generalized amplitude damping channel is considered. We also present a number of practical situations where a cryptographic switch would be of use.

Srinatha Narayanaswamy; Omkar Srikrishna; R. Srikanth; Subhashish Banerjee; Anirban Pathak

2011-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

127

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

128

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

2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

129

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

130

Ultrafast gas switching experiments  

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We describe recent experiments which studied the physics of ultrafast gas breakdown under the extreme overvoltages which occur when a high pressure gas switch is pulse charged to hundreds of kV in 1 ns or less. The highly overvolted peaking gaps produce powerful electromagnetic pulses with risetimes < 100 ps which can be used for ultrawideband radar systems, particle accelerators, laser drivers, bioelectromagnetic studies, electromagnetic effects testing, and for basic studies of gas breakdown physics. We have produced and accurately measured pulses with 50 to 100 ps risetimes to peak levels of 75 to 160 kV at pulse repetition frequencies (PRF) to I kHz. A unique gas switch was developed to hold off hundreds of kV with parasitic inductance less than I nH. An advanced diagnostic system using Fourier compensation was developed to measure single-shot risetimes below 35 ps. The complete apparatus is described and wave forms are presented. The measured data are compared with a theoretical model which predicts key features including dependence on gas species and pressure. We have applied this technology to practical systems driving ultrawideband radiating antennas and bounded wave simulators. For example, we have developed a thyristor/pulse transformer based system using a highly overvolted cable switch. This pulser driving a Sandia- designed TEM cell, provides an ultra wideband impulse with < 200 ps risetime to the test object at a PRF > 1 kHz at > 100 kV/m E field.

Frost, C.A.; Martin, T.H.; Patterson, P.E.; Rinehart, L.F.; Rohwein, G.J.; Roose, L.D.; Aurand, J.F.; Buttram, M.T.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

RESONANT TRANSITION SWITCHING WELDING POWER SUPPLY N. Frohleke, H. Mundinger, S. Beineke, P. Wallmeier, H. Grotstollen  

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RESONANT TRANSITION SWITCHING WELDING POWER SUPPLY N. Frohleke, H. Mundinger, S. Beineke, P-bridge topology used in a welding power supply. A new driving scheme adapts the resulting power circuitry for both the droplet and the short-circuiting transfer welding modes occurring in the gas metal arc welding process

Paderborn, Universität

132

Quantum noise in large-scale coherent nonlinear photonic circuits  

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A semiclassical simulation approach is presented for studying quantum noise in large-scale photonic circuits incorporating an ideal Kerr nonlinearity. A circuit solver is used to generate matrices defining a set of stochastic differential equations, in which the resonator field variables represent random samplings of the Wigner quasi-probability distributions. Although the semiclassical approach involves making a large-photon-number approximation, tests on one- and two-resonator circuits indicate satisfactory agreement between the semiclassical and full-quantum simulation results in the parameter regime of interest. The semiclassical model is used to simulate random errors in a large-scale circuit that contains 88 resonators and hundreds of components in total, and functions as a 4-bit ripple counter. The error rate as a function of on-state photon number is examined, and it is observed that the quantum fluctuation amplitudes do not increase as signals propagate through the circuit, an important property for scalability.

Charles Santori; Jason S. Pelc; Raymond G. Beausoleil; Nikolas Tezak; Ryan Hamerly; Hideo Mabuchi

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

133

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

134

LABORATORY IV ELECTRIC CIRCUITS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LABORATORY IV ELECTRIC CIRCUITS Lab IV - 1 In the first 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 current ­ charges in motion. The current in the CRT was simple

Minnesota, University of

135

Bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

136

Designing criteria for building power systems supplying distributed non-linear loads  

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In commercial and institutional buildings, the wider use of power electronics equipment, such as computer switch-mode power supplies and compact fluorescent lights with electronic ballasts, can create many problems. These loads are generally single-phase with a 3rd harmonic current that can be equal or more than 60%. The aim of this paper is that of analyzing several specific aspects of power system design, such as: sizing of circuits; and the selection of circuits, by correlating them with this specific problem of distributed nonlinear load supply. The proposed criteria can be utilized both in a short-term action for resolution of specific problems, and in medium-term action for development of new optimization procedures of power system design.

Grasselli, U.; Parise, G. [Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy). Electrical Engineering Dept.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

137

Power system with an integrated lubrication circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

138

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

139

Switching it up | EMSL  

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140

Hybrid switch for resonant power converters  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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141

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,...

142

Electro-optical switching and memory display device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electro-optical display device having a housing with wall means including one transparent wall and at least one other wall. Counter electrodes are positioned on the transparent wall and display electrodes are positioned on the other wall with both electrodes in electrically conductive relationship with an electrolyte. Circuits means are connected to the display and counter electrodes to apply different predetermined control potentials between them. The display electrodes are covered with a thin electrically conductive polymer film that is characterized according to the invention by having embedded in it pigment molecules as counter ions. The display device is operable to be switched to a plurality of different visual color states at an exceptionally rapid switching rate while each of the color states is characterized by possessing good color intensity and definition.

Skotheim, T.A.; O'Grady, W.E.; Linkous, C.A.

1983-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

143

Modeling and Verification of Distributed Generation and Voltage Regulation Equipment for Unbalanced Distribution Power Systems; Annual Subcontract Report, June 2007  

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This report summarizes the development of models for distributed generation and distribution circuit voltage regulation equipment for unbalanced power systems and their verification through actual field measurements.

Davis, M. W.; Broadwater, R.; Hambrick, J.

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Robust adaptive control of switched systems  

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In this thesis, robust adaptive controllers are developed for classes of switched nonlinear systems. Switched systems are those governed by differential equations, which undergo vector field switching due to sudden changes ...

El-Rifai, Khalid, 1979-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Optimized scalable network switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

146

Optimized scalable network switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

147

Sequential circuit design for radiation hardened multiple voltage integrated circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention includes a radiation hardened sequential circuit, such as a bistable circuit, flip-flop or other suitable design that presents substantial immunity to ionizing radiation while simultaneously maintaining a low operating voltage. In one embodiment, the circuit includes a plurality of logic elements that operate on relatively low voltage, and a master and slave latches each having storage elements that operate on a relatively high voltage.

Clark, Lawrence T. (Phoenix, AZ); McIver, III, John K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

148

Nonsmooth Bifurcations, Transient Hyperchaos and Hyperchaotic Beats in a Memristive Murali-Lakshmanan-Chua Circuit  

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In this paper, a memristive Murali-Lakshmanan-Chua (MLC) circuit is built by replacing the nonlinear element of an ordinary MLC circuit, namely the Chua's diode, with a three segment piecewise linear active flux controlled memristor. The bistability nature of the memristor introduces two discontinuty boundaries or switching manifolds in the circuit topology. As a result, the circuit becomes a piecewise smooth system of second order. Grazing bifurcations, which are essentially a form of discontinuity induced non-smooth bifurcations, occur at these boundaries and govern the dynamics of the circuit. While the interaction of the memristor aided self oscillations of the circuit and the external sinusoidal forcing result in the phenomenon of beats occurring in the circuit, grazing bifurcations endow them with chaotic and hyper chaotic nature. In addition the circuit admits a codimension-5 bifurcation and transient hyper chaos. Grazing bifurcations as well as other behaviors have been analyzed numerically using time series plots, phase portraits, bifurcation diagram, power spectra and Lyapunov spectrum, as well as the recent 0-1 K test for chaos, obtained after constructing a proper Zero Time Discontinuity Map (ZDM) and Poincare Discontinuity Map (PDM) analytically. Multisim simulations using a model of piecewise linear memristor have also been used to confirm some of the behaviors.

A. Ishaq Ahamed; M. Lakshmanan

2013-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

149

Switch-reference and Omotic-Cushitic Language Contact in Southwest Ethiopia Yvonne Treis  

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1 Switch-reference and Omotic-Cushitic Language Contact in Southwest Ethiopia Yvonne Treis LLACAN. This study shows that there is a confined area in the South of Ethiopia where many Omotic languages and a few (Cushitic) and gives an overview of the distribution of switch-reference systems in Ethiopia in general

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

150

Delay modeling and glitch estimation for CMOS circuits  

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E-4 MJ=0. 5 CJSW=4. 5E-10 +MJSW=0. 33 31 REFERENCES [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [12) [14] [15] L. W. Nagel, "SPICE2: a computer program to simulate semiconductor circuits", ERL Memo. ERL-520. Electronics Research Lab. , University.... Y. H. Kim, "ELOGIC: A relaxation-based switch-level simulation technique", UCB/ERL M86/2, University of California, Berkeley, 1986. B. R. Chawala, H. K. Gummel, and P. Kozak, "MOTIS - an MOS timing simulator. " IEEE Trans. CAS-22, pp. 901-910, Dec...

Shiau, Yan-Chyuan

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

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

152

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

153

Regenerative switching CMOS system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

154

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

155

Electrically operated magnetic switch designed to display reduced leakage inductance  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrically operated magnetic switch is disclosed herein for use in opening and closing a circuit between two terminals depending upon the voltage across these terminals. The switch so disclosed is comprised of a ferrite core in the shape of a toroid having opposing ends and opposite inner and outer sides and an arrangement of electrically conductive components defining at least one current flow path which makes a number of turns around the core. This arrangement of components includes a first plurality of electrically conducive rigid rods parallel with and located outside the outer side of the core and a second plurality of electrically conductive rigid rods parallel with and located inside the inner side of the core. The arrangement also includes means for electrically connecting these rods together so that the define the current flow path. In one embodiment, this latter means uses rigid cross-tab means. In another, preferred embodiment, printed circuits on rigid dielectric substrates located on opposite ends of the core are utilized to interconnect the rods together. 10 figures.

Cook, E.G.

1994-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

156

Electrically operated magnetic switch designed to display reduced leakage inductance  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrically operated magnetic switch is disclosed herein for use in opening and closing a circuit between two terminals depending upon the voltage across these terminals. The switch so disclosed is comprised of a ferrite core in the shape of a toroid having opposing ends and opposite inner and outer sides and an arrangement of electrically conductive components defining at least one current flow path which makes a number of turns around the core. This arrangement of components includes a first plurality of electrically conducive rigid rods parallel with and located outside the outer side of the core and a second plurality of electrically conductive rigid rods parallel with and located inside the inner side of the core. The arrangement also includes means for electrically connecting these rods together so that the define the current flow path. In one embodiment, this latter means uses rigid cross-tab means. In another, preferred embodiment, printed circuits on rigid dielectric substrates located on opposite ends of the core are utilized to interconnect the rods together.

Cook, Edward G. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

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

158

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

159

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 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

160

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

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161

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

162

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

163

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

164

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

165

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

166

Plasma flow switch experiment on Procyon  

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This report presents the results obtained from a series of plasma flow switch experiments done on the Procyon explosive pulse power generator. These experiments involved switching into a fixed inductance dummy load and also into a dynamic implosion load. The results indicated that the switch did fairly well at switching current into the load, but the results for the implosion are more ambiguous. The results are compared to calculations and the implications for future plasma flow switch work are discussed.

Benage, J.F. Jr.; Bowers, R.; Peterson, D. [and others

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

168

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

169

Reverse engineering of integrated circuits  

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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

170

Kinetic simulation studies of laser-triggering in the Z gas switch  

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Advanced z-pinch accelerators require precise timing of multiple mega-ampere drivers to deliver terawatt power. The triggering of these drivers is now largely initiated by laser ionization of gas switches. In this paper, we discuss detailed fully kinetic simulation of the Z laser-triggered gas switch involving detailed finite-difference time-domain particle-in-cell Monte Carlo modeling of the trigger section of the switch. Other components of the accelerator from the Marx bank through the pulse-forming line are described as circuit elements. The simulations presented here build on a recently developed model of electro-negative gas breakdown and streamer propagation that included photons produced from de-excited neutrals. New effects include multi-photon ionization of the gas in a prescribed laser field. The simulations show the sensitivity of triggering to laser parameters including focal plane within the anode-cathode gap of the trigger section of the switch, intensity at focus, and laser pulse length. Detailed electromagnetic simulations of the trigger section with circuit modeling of the upstream and downstream components are largely in agreement with Z data and demonstrate a new capability.

Welch, D. R.; Rose, D. V.; Thoma, C.; Clark, R. E.; Miller, C.; Madrid, E. A.; Zimmerman, W. R. [Voss Scientific, LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108 (United States)] [Voss Scientific, LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108 (United States); Rambo, P. K.; Schwarz, J.; Savage, M.; Atherton, B. W. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1196 (United States)] [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1196 (United States)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

171

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

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Optical Switch Using Risley Prisms  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

173

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. 9 figs.

Crosette, D.B.

1994-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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

177

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

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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; Yce, Emre; Ctistis, Georgios; Vos, Willem L. [Complex Photonic Systems (COPS), MESA Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede (Netherlands); Claudon, Julien; Grard, 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

179

Fermionic Models with Superconducting Circuits  

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We propose a method for the efficient quantum simulation of fermionic systems with superconducting circuits. It consists in the suitable use of Jordan-Wigner mapping, Trotter decomposition, and multiqubit gates, be with the use of a quantum bus or direct capacitive couplings. We apply our method to the paradigmatic cases of 1D and 2D Fermi-Hubbard models, involving couplings with nearest and next-nearest neighbours. Furthermore, we propose an optimal architecture for this model and discuss the benchmarking of the simulations in realistic circuit quantum electrodynamics setups.

U. Las Heras; L. Garca-lvarez; A. Mezzacapo; E. Solano; L. Lamata

2014-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

180

Fermionic Models with Superconducting Circuits  

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We propose a method for the efficient quantum simulation of fermionic systems with superconducting circuits. It consists in the suitable use of Jordan-Wigner mapping, Trotter decomposition, and multiqubit gates, be with the use of a quantum bus or direct capacitive couplings. We apply our method to the paradigmatic cases of 1D and 2D Fermi-Hubbard models, involving couplings with nearest and next-nearest neighbours. Furthermore, we propose an optimal architecture for this model and discuss the benchmarking of the simulations in realistic circuit quantum electrodynamics setups.

U. Las Heras; L. Garca-lvarez; A. Mezzacapo; E. Solano; L. Lamata

2015-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Switch for Good Community Program  

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Switch4Good is an energy-savings program that helps residents reduce consumption from behavior changes; it was co-developed by Balfour Beatty Military Housing Management (BB) and WattzOn in Phase I of this grant. The program was offered at 11 Navy bases. Three customer engagement strategies were evaluated, and it was found that Digital Nudges (a combination of monthly consumption statements with frequent messaging via text or email) was most cost-effective.

Crawford, Tabitha; Amran, Martha

2013-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

182

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

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The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater that the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles.

Goren, Yehuda (Mountain View, CA); Mahale, Narayan K. (The Woodlands, TX)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Post regulation circuit with energy storage  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A charge regulation circuit provides regulation of an unregulated voltage supply and provides energy storage. The charge regulation circuit according to the present invention provides energy storage without unnecessary dissipation of energy through a resistor as in prior art approaches.

Ball, Don G. (Livermore, CA); Birx, Daniel L. (Oakley, CA); Cook, Edward G. (Livermore, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

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

185

Apparatus and method for defect testing of integrated circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method for defect and failure-mechanism testing of integrated circuits (ICs) is disclosed. The apparatus provides an operating voltage, V.sub.DD, to an IC under test and measures a transient voltage component, V.sub.DDT, signal that is produced in response to switching transients that occur as test vectors are provided as inputs to the IC. The amplitude or time delay of the V.sub.DDT signal can be used to distinguish between defective and defect-free (i.e. known good) ICs. The V.sub.DDT signal is measured with a transient digitizer, a digital oscilloscope, or with an IC tester that is also used to input the test vectors to the IC. The present invention has applications for IC process development, for the testing of ICs during manufacture, and for qualifying ICs for reliability.

Cole, Jr., Edward I. (Albuquerque, NM); Soden, Jerry M. (Placitas, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Apparatus and method for defect testing of integrated circuits  

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An apparatus and method for defect and failure-mechanism testing of integrated circuits (ICs) is disclosed. The apparatus provides an operating voltage, V(DD), to an IC under test and measures a transient voltage component, V(DDT), signal that is produced in response to switching transients that occur as test vectors are provided as inputs to the IC. The amplitude or time delay of the V(DDT) signal can be used to distinguish between defective and defect-free (i.e. known good) ICs. The V(DDT) signal is measured with a transient digitizer, a digital oscilloscope, or with an IC tester that is also used to input the test vectors to the IC. The present invention has applications for IC process development, for the testing of ICs during manufacture, and for qualifying ICs for reliability.

Cole, E.I. Jr.; Soden, J.M.

2000-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

187

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

188

Digital Integrated Circuit (IC) Layout andDigital Integrated Circuit (IC) Layout and DesignDesign  

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EE134 1 Digital Integrated Circuit (IC) Layout andDigital Integrated Circuit (IC) Layout and DesignDesign Digital IntegratedDigital Integrated Circuits:Circuits: A Design Perspective,A Design Perspective, 22ndnd ! Interconnect: R, L and C ! Arithmetic building blocks ! Memories and array structures ! Design methods #12;EE

189

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

190

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.

191

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

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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

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access circuit design: Topics by E-print Network  

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7 Multilayer Ceramic Integrated Circuits (MCICs) Technology and Passive Circuit Design Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites Summary: Multilayer Ceramic...

194

Design of bulk thermoelectric modules for integrated circuit thermal management  

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Index TermsContact resistance, equivalent circuit models,1-D equivalent circuit model. When the thermal resistance

Fukutani, K; Shakouri, A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

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

196

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

197

Microwave-triggered laser switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high-repetition rate switch is described for delivering short duration, high-powered electrical pulses from a pulsed-charged dc power supply. The present invention utilizes a microwave-generating device such as a magnetron that is capable of producing high-power pulses at high-pulse repetition rates and fast-pulse risetimes for long periods with high reliability. The rail-gap electrodes provide a large surface area that reduces induction effects and minimizes electrode erosion. Additionally, breakdown is initiated in a continuous geometric fashion that also increases operating lifetime of the device.

Piltch, M.S.

1982-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

198

Microwave-triggered laser switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high-repetition rate switch for delivering short duration, high-power electrical pulses from a pulsed-charged dc power supply. The present invention utilizes a microwave-generating device such as a magnetron that is capable of producing high-power pulses at high-pulse repetition rates and fast-pulse risetimes for long periods with high reliability. The rail-gap electrodes provide a large surface area that reduces induction effects and minimizes electrode erosion. Additionally, breakdown is initiated in a continuous geometric fashion that also increases operating lifetime of the device.

Piltch, Martin S. (Los Alamos, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Optical switching system and method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optically bistable device is disclosed. The device includes a uniformly thick layer of amorphous silicon to constitute a Fabry-Perot chamber positioned to provide a target area for a probe beam. The probe beam has a maximum energy less than the energy band gap of the amorphous semiconductor. In a preferred embodiment, a multilayer dielectric mirror is positioned on the Fabry-Perot chamber to increase the finesse of switching of the device. The index of refraction of the amorphous material is thermally altered to alter the transmission of the probe beam.

Ranganathan, Radha (N. Tonawanda, NY); Gal, Michael (Engadine, AU); Taylor, P. Craig (Salt Lake City, UT)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A magnetically switched kicker for proton extraction  

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The application of magnetic current amplification and switching techniques to the generation of precise high current pulses for switching magnets is described. The square loop characteristic of Metglas tape wound cores at high excitation levels provides excellent switching characteristics for microsecond pulses. The rugged and passive nature of this type pulser makes it possible to locate the final stages of amplification at the load for maximum efficiency. 12 refs., 8 figs.

Dinkel, J.; Biggs, J.

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

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

202

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

203

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

204

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

205

A Solid-State Nanosecond Beam Kicker Modulator Based on the DSRD Switch  

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A fast solid-state beam kicker modulator is under development at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The program goal is to develop a modulator that will deliver 4 ns, {+-}5 kV pulses to the ATF2 damping ring beam extraction kicker. The kicker is a 50 {Omega}, bipolar strip line, 60 cm long, fed at the downstream end and terminated at the upstream end. The bunch spacing in the ring is 5.6 ns, bunches are removed from the back end of the train, and there is a gap of 103.6 ns before the next train. The modulator design is based on an opening switch topology that uses Drift Step Recovery Diodes as the opening switches. The design and results of the modulator development are discussed. There are many applications that benefit from very fast high power switching. However, at MW power levels and nanosecond time scales, solid state options are limited. One option, the Drift Step Recovery Diode (DSRD) has been demonstrated as capable of blocking thousands of volts and switching in nanosecond to sub-nanosecond ranges. When used as an opening switch, the DSRD exhibits a very fast turn off transient. The process is described in detail by its pioneers in [5,6]. In essence, charge is pumped into and then extracted from the DSRD under pulsed conditions. The turn off transient occurs precisely when the pumped charge is equal to the extracted charge and the DSRD is switched off. At the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a DSRD is being used as an opening switch in the development of a fast kicker modulator. The modulator is designed to create {+-}5kV pulses with <1ns rise and fall time on a 50{Omega} strip line kicker. As is common in beam optics, the absence of power in the kicker before and after the pulse is very important. The entire {+-}5kV kicker modulator is composed of two identical 5kV pulsing circuits, each with its own DSRD component. This paper describes the modulator topology and the status of tests on one of the two 5kV pulse circuits.

Akre, R.; Benwell, A.; Burkhart, C.; Krasnykh, A.; Tang, T.; /SLAC; Kardo-Sysoev, A.; /Ioffe Phys. Tech. Inst.

2011-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

206

Communication delay analysis of fault-tolerant pipelined circuit switching in torus  

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Safaei,F. Khonsari,A. Ould-Khaoua,M. Journal of Computer and System Sciences, to appear, 2008, ISSN: 0022-0000. Elsevier Science

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

207

Low Cost RF MEMS Switches Fabricated on Microwave Laminate Printed Circuit Boards  

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have been demonstrated with superior performance over conventional semiconductor devices [4. They are normally built on high-resistivity silicon wafers, GaAs wafers, and quartz substrates using semiconductor prior to deposition of a metal membrane bridge, which poses a major challenge to manufacturability

De Flaviis, Franco

208

Hunting Mice with Microsecond Circuit Switches Nathan Farrington, George Porter, Yeshaiahu Fainman, George Papen, Amin Vahdat  

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. While this hybrid approach does reduce CAPEX and OPEX, it still relies on having a well of such hybrid networks is that they provide increased amounts of bisection bandwidth with lower CAPEX and OPEX

Vahdat, Amin

209

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

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senseless closed-loop speed control method. The SRM phase energizing time has a unique relationship with the rotor speed. By monitoring this time, the controller is able to calculate the actual motor speed and then compare it with the reference speed...

Zhang, Yingxia

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

211

Multichannel microwave interferometer with an antenna switching system for electron density measurement in a laboratory plasma experiment  

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This study presents a simple and powerful technique for multichannel measurements of the density profile in laboratory plasmas by microwave interferometry. This technique uses electromechanical microwave switches to temporally switch the connection between multiple receiver antennas and one phase-detection circuit. Using this method, the phase information detected at different positions is rearranged into a time series that can be acquired from a minimum number of data acquisition channels (e.g., two channels in the case of quadrature detection). Our successfully developed multichannel microwave interferometer that uses the antenna switching method was applied to measure the radial electron density profiles in a magnetized plasma experiment. The advantage of the proposed method is its compactness and scalability to multidimensional measurement systems at low cost.

Kawamori, Eiichirou; Lin, Yu-Hsiang [Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China)] [Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Mase, Atsushi [Art, Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research, Kyushu University, Kasuga 816-8580 (Japan)] [Art, Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research, Kyushu University, Kasuga 816-8580 (Japan); Nishida, Yasushi; Cheng, C. Z. [Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China) [Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China); Plasma and Space Science Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan (China)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

213

PBC: A Partially Buffered Crossbar Packet Switch  

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fabric is widely used as the interconnect of high-performance packet switches due to its low cost-performance packet switches because of its low cost and scalability. As a result, the vast majority and scalability. There are two main variants of the crossbar fabric: unbuffered and internally buffered. On one

Kuzmanov, Georgi

214

Statistical physics of a model binary genetic switch with linear feedback  

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We study the statistical properties of a simple genetic regulatory network that provides heterogeneity within a population of cells. This network consists of a binary genetic switch in which stochastic flipping between the two switch states is mediated by a "flipping" enzyme. Feedback between the switch state and the flipping rate is provided by a linear feedback mechanism: the flipping enzyme is only produced in the on switch state and the switching rate depends linearly on the copy number of the enzyme. This work generalises the model of [Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 118104] to a broader class of linear feedback systems. We present a complete analytical solution for the steady-state statistics of the number of enzyme molecules in the on and off states, for the general case where the enzyme can mediate flipping in either direction. For this general case we also solve for the flip time distribution, making a connection to first passage and persistence problems in statistical physics. We show that the statistics of the model are non-Poissonian, leading to a peak in the flip time distribution. The occurrence of such a peak is analysed as a function of the parameter space. We present a new relation between the flip time distributions measured for two relevant choices of initial condition. We also introduce a new correlation measure to show that this model can exhibit long-lived temporal correlations, thus providing a primitive form of cellular memory. Motivated by DNA replication as well as by evolutionary mechanisms involving gene duplication, we study the case of two switches in the same cell. This results in correlations between the two switches; these can either positive or negative depending on the parameter regime.

Paolo Visco; Rosalind J. Allen; Martin R. Evans

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

215

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

216

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

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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.

218

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

219

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

220

Monitoring transients in low inductance circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The instant invention relates to methods of and apparatus for monitoring transients in low inductance circuits and to a probe utilized to practice said method and apparatus. More particularly, the instant invention relates to methods of and apparatus for monitoring low inductance circuits, wherein the low inductance circuits include a pair of flat cable transmission lines. The instant invention is further directed to a probe for use in monitoring pairs of flat cable transmission lines.

Guilford, R.P.; Rosborough, J.R.

1985-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

222

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,...

223

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....

224

Robust Diamond-Based RF Switch Yields Enhanced Communication...  

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Robust Diamond-Based RF Switch Yields Enhanced Communication Capabilities Technology available for licesning: A radio frequency (RF) microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switch...

225

Hybrid stretchable circuits on silicone substrate  

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When rigid and stretchable components are integrated onto a single elastic carrier substrate, large strain heterogeneities appear in the vicinity of the deformable-non-deformable interfaces. In this paper, we report on a generic approach to manufacture hybrid stretchable circuits where commercial electronic components can be mounted on a stretchable circuit board. Similar to printed circuit board development, the components are electrically bonded on the elastic substrate and interconnected with stretchable electrical traces. The substratea silicone matrix carrying concentric rigid disksensures both the circuit elasticity and the mechanical integrity of the most fragile materials.

Robinson, A., E-mail: adam.1.robinson@nokia.com; Aziz, A., E-mail: a.aziz1@lancaster.ac.uk [Nanoscience Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB01FF (United Kingdom); Liu, Q.; Suo, Z. [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Lacour, S. P., E-mail: stephanie.lacour@epfl.ch [Centre for Neuroprosthetics and Laboratory for Soft Bioelectronics Interfaces, School of Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne, Lausanne 1015 (Switzerland)

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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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

On-chip spectrum/vector analyzer for built-in testing of analog integrated circuits  

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-capacitor circuits, with an oscillating frequency equal to f, //6. The center frequency of the switched-capacitor filter, f0, can be precisely defined by both clock frequency and capacitor ratios as follows: 18 where f, is the sampling frequency, Cr... for the sinewave generator. Cr 5. 22 F Cr 4. 83 pF C9 3. 7 F C4 2 F Cs 5 22 F C(ops 20 97 C. Bandpass Filter Another critical building block of this system is the bandpass filter. As stated in Chapter II, a high quality factor is required in order to perform...

Mendez Rivera, Marcia Gisela

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Efficient one-step generation of large cluster states with solid-state circuits  

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Highly entangled states called cluster states are a universal resource for measurement-based quantum computing (QC). Here we propose an efficient method for producing large cluster states using superconducting quantum circuits. We show that a large cluster state can be efficiently generated in just one step by turning on the interqubit coupling for a short time. Because the interqubit coupling is only switched on during the time interval for generating the cluster state, our approach is also convenient for preparing the initial state for each qubit and for implementing one-way QC via single-qubit measurements. Moreover, the cluster state is robust against parameter variations.

You, J. Q. [Department of Physics and Surface Physics Laboratory (National Key Laboratory), Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Frontier Research System, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Wako-shi 351-0198 (Japan); Wang, Xiang-bin [Frontier Research System, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Wako-shi 351-0198 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Tanamoto, Tetsufumi [Corporate R and D Center, Toshiba Corporation, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki 212-8582 (Japan); Nori, Franco [Frontier Research System, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Wako-shi 351-0198 (Japan); Center for Theoretical Physics, Physics Department, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1040 (United States)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

229

A 200 C Universal Gate Driver Integrated Circuit for Extreme Environment Applications  

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High-temperature power converters (dc-dc, dc-ac, etc.) have enormous potential in extreme environment applications, including automotive, aerospace, geothermal, nuclear, and well logging. For successful realization of such high-temperature power conversion modules, the associated control electronics also need to perform at high temperature. This paper presents a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) based high-temperature gate driver integrated circuit (IC) incorporating an on-chip low-power temperature sensor and demonstrating an improved peak output current drive over our previously reported work. This driver IC has been primarily designed for automotive applications, where the underhood temperature can reach 200 C. This new gate driver prototype has been designed and implemented in a 0.8 {micro}m, 2-poly, and 3-metal bipolar CMOS-DMOS (Double-Diffused Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) on SOI process and has been successfully tested for up to 200 C ambient temperature driving a SiC MOSFET and a SiC normally-ON JFET. The salient feature of the proposed universal gate driver is its ability to drive power switches over a wide range of gate turn-ON voltages such as MOSFET (0 to 20 V), normally-OFF JFET (-7 to 3 V), and normally-ON JFET (-20 to 0 V). The measured peak output current capability of the driver is around 5 A and is thus capable of driving several power switches connected in parallel. An ultralow-power on-chip temperature supervisory circuit has also been integrated into the die to safeguard the driver circuit against excessive die temperature ({ge}220 C). This approach utilizes increased diode leakage current at higher temperature to monitor the die temperature. The power consumption of the proposed temperature sensor circuit is below 10 {micro}W for operating temperature up to 200 C.

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical analysis and remedy of switching failures in straintronic logic using Bennett clocking in the presence of thermal fluctuations  

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Straintronic logic is a promising platform for beyond Moore's law computing. Using Bennett clocking mechanism, information can propagate through an array of strain-mediated multiferroic nanomagnets, exploiting the dipolar coupling between the magnets without having to physically interconnect them. Here, we perform a critical analysis of switching failures, i.e., error in information propagation due to thermal fluctuations through a chain of such straintronic devices. We solved stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation considering room-temperature thermal perturbations and show that magnetization switching may fail due to inherent magnetization dynamics accompanied by thermally broadened switching delay distribution. Avenues available to circumvent such issue are proposed.

Roy, Kuntal, E-mail: royk@purdue.edu [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)] [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

231

Superior model for fault tolerance computation in designing nano-sized circuit systems  

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As CMOS technology scales nano-metrically, reliability turns out to be a decisive subject in the design methodology of nano-sized circuit systems. As a result, several computational approaches have been developed to compute and evaluate reliability of desired nano-electronic circuits. The process of computing reliability becomes very troublesome and time consuming as the computational complexity build ups with the desired circuit size. Therefore, being able to measure reliability instantly and superiorly is fast becoming necessary in designing modern logic integrated circuits. For this purpose, the paper firstly looks into the development of an automated reliability evaluation tool based on the generalization of Probabilistic Gate Model (PGM) and Boolean Difference-based Error Calculator (BDEC) models. The Matlab-based tool allows users to significantly speed-up the task of reliability analysis for very large number of nano-electronic circuits. Secondly, by using the developed automated tool, the paper explores into a comparative study involving reliability computation and evaluation by PGM and, BDEC models for different implementations of same functionality circuits. Based on the reliability analysis, BDEC gives exact and transparent reliability measures, but as the complexity of the same functionality circuits with respect to gate error increases, reliability measure by BDEC tends to be lower than the reliability measure by PGM. The lesser reliability measure by BDEC is well explained in this paper using distribution of different signal input patterns overtime for same functionality circuits. Simulation results conclude that the reliability measure by BDEC depends not only on faulty gates but it also depends on circuit topology, probability of input signals being one or zero and also probability of error on signal lines.

Singh, N. S. S., E-mail: narinderjit@petronas.com.my; Muthuvalu, M. S., E-mail: msmuthuvalu@gmail.com [Fundamental and Applied Sciences Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak (Malaysia); Asirvadam, V. S., E-mail: vijanth-sagayan@petronas.com.my [Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak (Malaysia)

2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the Rationale for the Utility-Accessible External Disconnect Switch: Preprint  

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This paper describes the utility-accessible alternating current (AC) external disconnect switch (EDS) for distributed generators, including photovoltaic (PV) systems, which is a hardware feature that allows a utility's employees to manually disconnect a customer-owned generator from the electricity grid.

Coddington, M. H.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Entropy production by simple electrical circuits  

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The entropy production by simple electrical circuits (R, RC, RL) is analyzed. It comes out that the entropy production is minimal, in agreement with a well known theorem due to Prigogine. In this way, it is wrong a recent result by Zupanovic, Juretic and Botric (Physica Review E 70, 056198) who claimed that the entropy production in simple electrical circuits is a maximum

E. N. Miranda; S. Nikolskaia

2012-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

234

NPTEL Syllabus Basic Electrical Circuits -Video course  

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transformation; Real and reactive power with a balanced three phase load 28 Symmetrical component representation;12 Compensation theorem; Maximum power transfer theorem; Circuits with nonlinear components 13 Two port parameters for maximum power transfer 26 Coupled inductors; Ideal transformer 27 Three phase circuits; Star to Delta

Krishnapura, Nagendra

235

LABORATORY II ENERGY AND ELECTRIC CIRCUITS  

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LABORATORY II ENERGY AND ELECTRIC CIRCUITS Lab II - 1 It is often useful to study physical. An electric circuit illustrates how energy can be transformed within a system, transferred to different parts it is the electric charge that transports the energy from one place in the system to another

Minnesota, University of

236

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

237

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.

238

Value iteration for (switched) homogeneous systems  

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In this note, we prove that dynamic programming value iteration converges uniformly for discrete-time homogeneous systems and continuous-time switched homogeneous systems. For discrete-time homogeneous systems, rather than ...

Dahleh, Munther A.

239

Clause chaining, switch reference and coordination  

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In this thesis I ponder over a constellation of phenomena that revolve around switch reference and coordination, drawing mainly on their instantiation in Kisedje (Je, Brazil). I start by investigating Klsedje's case system. ...

Nonato, Rafael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

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

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241

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

242

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

243

Theory and inference for a Markov switching GARCH model  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2007/55 Theory and inference for a Markov switching GARCH model Luc Bauwens, Arie Preminger and Jeroen V.K. Rombouts #12;CORE DISCUSSION PAPER 2007/55 Theory and inference for a Markov switching GARCH-switching GARCH model (MS-GARCH) wherein the conditional mean and variance switch in time from one GARCH process

Nesterov, Yurii

244

Lamb shift enhancement and detection in strongly driven superconducting circuits  

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It is shown that strong driving of a quantum system substantially enhances the Lamb shift induced by broadband reservoirs which are typical for solid-state devices. By varying drive parameters the impact of environmental vacuum fluctuations with continuous spectral distribution onto system observables can be tuned in a distinctive way. This provides experimentally feasible measurement schemes for the Lamb shift in superconducting circuits based on Cooper pair boxes, where it can be detected either in shifted dressed transition frequencies or in pumped charge currents.

Vera Gramich; Simone Gasparinetti; Paolo Solinas; Joachim Ankerhold

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

245

Thermionic switched self-actuating reactor shutdown system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A self-actuating reactor shutdown system incorporating a thermionic switched electromagnetic latch arrangement which is responsive to reactor neutron flux changes and to reactor coolant temperature changes. The system is self-actuating in that the sensing thermionic device acts directly to release (scram) the control rod (absorber) without reference or signal from the main reactor plant protective and control systems. To be responsive to both temperature and neutron flux effects, two detectors are used, one responsive to reactor coolant temperatures, and the other responsive to reactor neutron flux increase. The detectors are incorporated into a thermionic diode connected electrically with an electromagnetic mechanism which under normal reactor operating conditions holds the the control rod in its ready position (exterior of the reactor core). Upon reaching either a specified temperature or neutron flux, the thermionic diode functions to short-circuit the electromagnetic mechanism causing same to lose its holding power and release the control rod, which drops into the reactor core region under gravitational force.

Barrus, Donald M. (San Jose, CA); Shires, Charles D. (San Jose, CA); Brummond, William A. (Livermore, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

atmospheric electric circuit: Topics by E-print Network  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Berkeley, California of a satisfactory circuit. The topology comprises the gross number of components in the circuit, the type of each Fernandez, Thomas 59 ENG 2MM3...

247

atmospheric electrical circuit: Topics by E-print Network  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Berkeley, California of a satisfactory circuit. The topology comprises the gross number of components in the circuit, the type of each Fernandez, Thomas 59 ENG 2MM3...

248

High Temperature, High Voltage Fully Integrated Gate Driver Circuit  

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

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

249

Anatomy and physiology of neurons supporting the cerebellar circuit  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

250

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

: · 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

251

Secure Computation of Constant-Depth Circuits with Applications to Database Search Problems ?  

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Secure Computation of Constant-Depth Circuits with Applications to Database Search Problems ? Omer. Motivated by database search problems such as partial match or nearest neighbor, we present secure distributed between k #21; poly log(s) parties who all know C, we obtain a secure protocol for evaluating C

Ishai, Yuval

252

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"

253

Efficient quantum circuits for arbitrary sparse unitaries  

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Arbitrary exponentially large unitaries cannot be implemented efficiently by quantum circuits. However, we show that quantum circuits can efficiently implement any unitary provided it has at most polynomially many nonzero entries in any row or column, and these entries are efficiently computable. One can formulate a model of computation based on the composition of sparse unitaries which includes the quantum Turing machine model, the quantum circuit model, anyonic models, permutational quantum computation, and discrete time quantum walks as special cases. Thus, we obtain a simple unified proof that these models are all contained in BQP. Furthermore, our general method for implementing sparse unitaries simplifies several existing quantum algorithms.

Jordan, Stephen P. [Institute for Quantum Information, Caltech, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Wocjan, Pawel [School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816 (United States)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

254

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

255

Photonic switching devices based on semiconductor nanostructures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

256

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

257

Quantum computation beyond the circuit model  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

258

Analysis of S-Circuit Uncertainty  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

259

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

260

Generating Circuit Tests by Exploiting Designed Behavior  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis describes two programs for generating tests for digital circuits that exploit several kinds of expert knowledge not used by previous approaches. First, many test generation problems can be solved efficiently ...

Shirley, Mark Harper

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Microelectronic Devices and Circuits - 2006 Electronic Edition  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

262

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

263

Carbon nanotube synthesis for integrated circuit interconnects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

264

Analysis and Design of Resilient VLSI Circuits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(or error caused by radiation particle strikes) have become an increasingly troublesome issue for memory arrays as well as combinational logic circuits. Also, in the DSM era, process variations are increasing at an alarming rate, making it more...

Garg, Rajesh

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

265

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

266

Electrochemically controlled charging circuit for storage batteries  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrochemically controlled charging circuit for charging storage batteries is disclosed. The embodiments disclosed utilize dc amplification of battery control current to minimize total energy expended for charging storage batteries to a preset voltage level. The circuits allow for selection of Zener diodes having a wide range of reference voltage levels. Also, the preset voltage level to which the storage batteries are charged can be varied over a wide range.

Onstott, E.I.

1980-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

267

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

268

Equivalent Circuit Modeling of Hysteresis Motors  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

269

GENESIS ; a feasibility manager for electronic circuits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

realizable set of element values on different hierarchical levels of design. The available programs described in literature show us the mary possible ways to design and simulate different circuits [1-6]. GENESIS, then, aids the designer in integrating... to speed up such design process. A. Problem Formulation and State of Current Research Computer Aided Design gives the user an efficient means I' or design and synthesis of circuits by means of automating computing intensive algorithms (6). There are a...

Fossati, Humberto Mario

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

270

Micro electro mechanical system optical switching  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present disclosure includes apparatus, system, and method embodiments that provide micro electo mechanical system optical switching and methods of manufacturing switches. For example, one optical switch embodiment includes at least one micro electro mechanical system type pivot mirror structure disposed along a path of an optical signal, the structure having a mirror and an actuator, and the mirror having a pivot axis along a first edge and having a second edge rotatable with respect to the pivot axis, the mirror being capable of and arranged to be actuated to pivot betweeen a position parallel to a plane of an optical signal and a position substantially normal to the plane of the optical signal.

Thorson, Kevin J; Stevens, Rick C; Kryzak, Charles J; Leininger, Brian S; Kornrumpf, William P; Forman, Glenn A; Iannotti, Joseph A; Spahn, Olga B; Cowan, William D; Dagel, Daryl J

2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

271

Challenges for Qualitative Electrical Reasoning in Automotive Circuit Simulation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Challenges for Qualitative Electrical Reasoning in Automotive Circuit Simulation Neal Snooke it to be used for applications on realistic automotive circuits. The type of circuits for which it is most automotive circuits with more complex overall behaviour can be approximated using this type of modelling

Snooke, Neal

272

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

273

Triple effect absorption chiller utilizing two refrigeration circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A triple effect absorption method and apparatus having a high coefficient of performance. Two single effect absorption circuits are combined with heat exchange occurring between a condenser and absorber of a high temperature circuit, and a generator of a low temperature circuit. The evaporators of both the high and low temperature circuits provide cooling to an external heat load.

DeVault, Robert C. (Knoxville, TN)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Microelectromechanical accelerometer with resonance-cancelling control circuit including an idle state  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A digital feedback control circuit is disclosed for use in an accelerometer (e.g. a microelectromechanical accelerometer). The digital feedback control circuit, which periodically re-centers a proof mass in response to a sensed acceleration, is based on a sigma-delta (.SIGMA..DELTA.) configuration that includes a notch filter (e.g. a digital switched-capacitor filter) for rejecting signals due to mechanical resonances of the proof mass and further includes a comparator (e.g. a three-level comparator). The comparator generates one of three possible feedback states, with two of the feedback states acting to re-center the proof mass when that is needed, and with a third feedback state being an "idle" state which does not act to move the proof mass when no re-centering is needed. Additionally, the digital feedback control system includes an auto-zero trim capability for calibration of the accelerometer for accurate sensing of acceleration. The digital feedback control circuit can be fabricated using complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology, bi-CMOS technology or bipolar technology and used in single- and dual-proof-mass accelerometers.

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

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

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

276

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

277

Norton Collector Circuit The Norton equivalent circuit seen looking into the collector can be used to solve for the  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Norton Collector Circuit The Norton equivalent circuit seen looking into the collector can be used with Thvenin sources connected to its base and emitter. With the collector grounded, the col- lector current is called the short-circuit output current or ic(sc). The current source in the Norton collector circuit has

Leach Jr.,W. Marshall

278

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

279

Chapter 54. Superconducting Circuits and Quantum Computing Superconducting Circuits and Quantum Computing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Chapter 54. Superconducting Circuits and Quantum Computing 54-1 Superconducting Circuits. William D. Oliver (MIT Lincoln Laboratory Senior Staff Member, RLE affiliate) Overview: Superconducting computer. Our qubit species of choice is the superconducting persistent-current (PC) qubit (also known

280

Ternary gas mixture for diffuse discharge switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A new diffuse discharge gas switch wherein a mixture of gases is used to take advantage of desirable properties of the respective gases. There is a conducting gas, an insulating gas, and a third gas that has low ionization energy resulting in a net increase in the number of electrons available to produce a current.

Christophorou, Loucas G. (Oak Ridge, TN); Hunter, Scott R. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

A thermodynamic switch for chromosome colocalization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A general model for the early recognition and colocalization of homologous DNA sequences is proposed. We show, on a thermodynamic ground, how the distance between two homologous DNA sequences is spontaneously regulated by the concentration and affinity of diffusible mediators binding them, which act as a switch between two phases corresponding to independence or colocalization of pairing regions.

M. Nicodemi; B. Panning; A. Prisco

2008-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

282

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

283

All-optical discrete vortex switch  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We introduce discrete vortex solitons and vortex breathers in circular arrays of nonlinear waveguides. The simplest vortex breather in a four-waveguide coupler is a nonlinear dynamic state changing its topological charge between +1 and -1 periodically during propagation. We find the stability domain for this solution and suggest an all-optical vortex switching scheme.

Desyatnikov, Anton S. [Nonlinear Physics Center, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia); Dennis, Mark R. [H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL (United Kingdom); Ferrando, Albert [Interdisciplinary Modeling Group, InterTech and Departament d'Optica, Universitat de Valencia, E-46100 Burjassot (Spain)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

284

Switching dynamics in cholesteric blue phases  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Blue phases are networks of disclination lines, which occur in cholesteric liquid crystals near the transition to the isotropic phase. They have recently been used for the new generation of fast switching liquid crystal displays. Here we study numerically the steady states and switching hydrodynamics of blue phase I (BPI) and blue phase II (BPII) cells subjected to an electric field. When the field is on, there are three regimes: for very weak fields (and strong anchoring at the boundaries) the blue phases are almost unaffected, for intermediate fields the disclinations twist (for BPI) and unzip (for BPII), whereas for very large voltages the network dissolves in the bulk of the cell. Interestingly, we find that a BPII cell can recover its original structure when the field is switched off, whereas a BPI cell is found to be trapped more easily into metastable configurations. The kinetic pathways followed during switching on and off entails dramatic reorganisation of the disclination networks. We also discuss the effect of changing the director field anchoring at the boundary planes and of varying the direction of the applied field.

A. Tiribocchi; G. Gonnella; D. Marenduzzo; E. Orlandini

2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

285

Carbon nano-relays for low power switching  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this thesis two unique carbon based nanoelectromechanical switches or carbon nano-relays are demonstrated as a toolkit for investigating NEMs based low power switching. The first is a vertical carbon nano-relay, consisting ...

Milaninia, Kaveh Mehdi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Gain-assisted superluminal microwave pulse propagation via four-wave mixing in superconducting phase quantum circuits  

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We study the propagation and amplification of a microwave field in a four-level cascade quantum system which is realized in a superconducting phase quantum circuit. It is shown that by increasing the microwave pump tones feeding the system, the normal dispersion switches to the anomalous and the gain-assisted superluminal microwave propagation is obtained in this system. Moreover, it is demonstrated that the stimulated microwave field is generated via four-wave mixing without any inversion population in the energy levels of the system (amplification without inversion) and the group velocity of the generated pulse can be controlled by the external oscillating magnetic fluxes. We also show that in some special set of parameters, the absorption-free superluminal generated microwave propagation is obtained in superconducting phase quantum circuit system.

Z. Amini Sabegh; A. Vafafard; M. A. Maleki; M. Mahmoudi

2015-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

287

Gain-assisted superluminal microwave pulse propagation via four-wave mixing in superconducting phase quantum circuits  

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We study the propagation and amplification of a microwave field in a four-level cascade quantum system which is realized in a superconducting phase quantum circuit. It is shown that by increasing the microwave pump tones feeding the system, the normal dispersion switches to the anomalous and the gain-assisted superluminal microwave propagation is obtained in this system. Moreover, it is demonstrated that the stimulated microwave field is generated via four-wave mixing without any inversion population in the energy levels of the system (amplification without inversion) and the group velocity of the generated pulse can be controlled by the external oscillating magnetic fluxes. We also show that in some special set of parameters, the absorption-free superluminal generated microwave propagation is obtained in superconducting phase quantum circuit system.

Sabegh, Z Amini; Maleki, M A; Mahmoudi, M

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

An analysis of reversible multiplier circuits  

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Multiplier circuits play an important role in reversible computation, which is helpful in diverse areas such as low power CMOS design, optical computing, DNA computing and bioinformatics. Here we propose a new reversible multiplier circuit with optimized hardware complexity. The optimized multiplier circuit is compared with the earlier proposals. We have shown that the quantum cost of earlier proposals can be further reduced with the help of existing local optimization algorithms (e.g. template matching, moving rule and deletion rule). A systematic protocol for reduction of quantum cost has been proposed. It has also been shown that the advantage in gate count obtained in some of the earlier proposals by introduction of new reversible gates is an artifact and if it is allowed then every circuit block can be reduced to a single gate. Further, it is shown that the 4x4 reversible gates proposed for designing of a component of multiplier circuit (full adder) is neither unique nor special and many such 4x4 gates may be proposed. As example three such new gates have been presented here and it is shown that the proposed gates are universal. It is also shown that the total cost of our design is minimum.

Anindita Banerjee; Anirban Pathak

2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

289

On the Synthesis of Sequential Reversible Circuit  

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Reversible circuits for SR flip flop, JK flip flop, D flip flop, T flip flop, Master Slave D flip flop and Master Slave JK flip flop have been provided with three different logical approaches. All the circuits have been optimized with the help of existing local optimization algorithms (e.g. template matching, moving rule and deletion rule) and the optimized sequential circuits have been compared with the earlier proposals for the same. It has been shown that the present proposals have lower gate complexities and lower number of garbage bits compared to the earlier proposals. It has also been shown that the advantage in gate count obtained in some of the earlier proposals by introduction of New gates is an \\textcolor{black}{artifact} and if it is allowed then every circuit block (unless there is a measurement) can be reduced to a single gate. Further, it is shown that a reversible flip flop can be constructed even without a feedback. In this context, some important conceptual issues related to the designing and optimization of sequential reversible circuits have also been addressed.

Anindita Banerjee; Anirban Pathak

2007-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

290

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

291

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

292

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

293

RF-MEMS capacitive switches with high reliability  

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A reliable long life RF-MEMS capacitive switch is provided with a dielectric layer comprising a "fast discharge diamond dielectric layer" and enabling rapid switch recovery, dielectric layer charging and discharging that is efficient and effective to enable RF-MEMS switch operation to greater than or equal to 100 billion cycles.

Goldsmith, Charles L.; Auciello, Orlando H.; Carlisle, John A.; Sampath, Suresh; Sumant, Anirudha V.; Carpick, Robert W.; Hwang, James; Mancini, Derrick C.; Gudeman, Chris

2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

294

A Brain-Switch using Riemannian Geometry A. Barachant1  

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A Brain-Switch using Riemannian Geometry A. Barachant1 , S. Bonnet1 , M. Congedo2 , C. Jutten2 1 the issue of asynchronous brain-switch. The detection of a specific brain pattern from the ongoing EEG-time EEG segments contain all the desired information. Such a brain-switch is valuable as it is easy to set

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

295

Energy and Switch Area Optimizations for FPGA Global Routing Architectures  

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13 Energy and Switch Area Optimizations for FPGA Global Routing Architectures YI ZHU, YUANFANG HU and wire style optimization, to reduce the energy and switch area of FPGA global routing architectures achieve up to 10% to 15% energy savings and up to 20% switch area savings in average for a set of seven

Fainman, Yeshaiahu

296

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

297

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

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Utility-Interconnected Photovoltaic Systems: Evaluating the Rationale for the Utility-Accessible External Disconnect Switch  

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The utility-accessible alternating current (AC) external disconnect switch (EDS) for distributed generators, including photovoltaic (PV) systems, is a hardware feature that allows a utility?s employees to manually disconnect a customer-owned generator from the electricity grid. This paper examines the utility-accessible EDS debate in the context of utility-interactive PV systems for residential and small commercial installations. It also evaluates the rationale for EDS requirements.

Coddington, M.; Margolis, R.M.; Aabakken, J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

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

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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

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Lithium Circuit Test Section Design and Fabrication  

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The Early Flight Fission -- Test Facilities (EFF-TF) team has designed and built an actively pumped lithium flow circuit. Modifications were made to a circuit originally designed for NaK to enable the use of lithium that included application specific instrumentation and hardware. Component scale freeze/thaw tests were conducted to both gain experience with handling and behavior of lithium in solid and liquid form and to supply anchor data for a Generalized Fluid System Simulation Program (GFSSP) model that was modified to include the physics for freeze/thaw transitions. Void formation was investigated. The basic circuit components include: reactor segment, lithium to gas heat exchanger, electromagnetic (EM) liquid metal pump, load/drain reservoir, expansion reservoir, instrumentation, and trace heaters. This paper discusses the overall system design and build and the component testing findings.

Godfroy, Thomas; Garber, Anne; Martin, James [NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Nuclear Systems Engineering Analysis, Huntsville, Alabama 35812 (United States)

2006-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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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,...

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Electronic circuit for measuring series connected electrochemical cell voltages  

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An electronic circuit for measuring voltage signals in an energy storage device is disclosed. The electronic circuit includes a plurality of energy storage cells forming the energy storage device. A voltage divider circuit is connected to at least one of the energy storage cells. A current regulating circuit is provided for regulating the current through the voltage divider circuit. A voltage measurement node is associated with the voltage divider circuit for producing a voltage signal which is proportional to the voltage across the energy storage cell.

Ashtiani, Cyrus N. (West Bloomfield, MI); Stuart, Thomas A. (Toledo, OH)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

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

305

Circuit breaker monitoring application using wireless communication  

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synchronizes recorded data to a global time standard enabling system-wide applications to use the recorded data. ? Ease of installation: The circuit breaker monitoring system can be installed at a substation within minutes by one or two personnel. The system... is powered by a 130V DC source, usually a battery in the substation control house, called the supply volt- age. All elements of the circuit are connected between the positive and the negative terminals of the supply voltage.Another voltage source called...

Ved, Nitin

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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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

307

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

308

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

309

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

310

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

311

Flexoelectric switching in cholesteric blue phases  

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We present computer simulations of the response of a flexoelectric blue phase network, either in bulk or under confinement, to an applied field. We find a transition in the bulk between the blue phase I disclination network and a parallel array of disclinations along the direction of the applied field. Upon switching off the field, the system is unable to reconstruct the original blue phase but gets stuck in a metastable phase. Blue phase II is comparatively much less affected by the field. In confined samples, the anchoring at the walls and the geometry of the device lead to the stabilisation of further structures, including field-aligned disclination loops, splayed nematic patterns, and yet more metastable states. Our results are relevant to the understanding of the switching dynamics for a class of new, "superstable", blue phases which are composed of bimesogenic liquid crystals, as these materials combine anomalously large flexoelectric coefficients, and low or near-zero dielectric anisotropy.

A. Tiribocchi; M. E. Cates; G. Gonnella; D. Marenduzzo; E. Orlandini

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A UNIVERSAL SOI-BASED HIGH TEMPERATURE GATE DRIVER INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR SIC POWER SWITCHES WITH ON-CHIP SHORT CIRCUIT PROTECTION  

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by DaimlerChrysler, Eaton Corporation, and Auburn University is reproduced in Table I [6]. For most part

Tolbert, Leon M.

313

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

314

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

315

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

316

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

317

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

318

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

319

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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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

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6.301 Solid-State Circuits, Spring 2003  

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This course covers analog circuit analysis and design, focusing on the tools and methods necessary for the creative design of useful circuits using active devices. The class stresses insight and intuition, applied to the ...

Roberge, James

322

IMPACT OF DYNAMIC VOLTAGE SCALING (DVS) ON CIRCUIT OPTIMIZATION  

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Circuit designers perform optimization procedures targeting speed and power during the design of a circuit. Gate sizing can be applied to optimize for speed, while Dual-VT and Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS) can be applied to optimize for leakage...

Esquit Hernandez, Carlos A.

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

323

Circuit design for embedded memory in low-power integrated circuits  

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This thesis explores the challenges for integrating embedded static random access memory (SRAM) and non-volatile memory-based on ferroelectric capacitor technology-into lowpower integrated circuits. First considered is the ...

Qazi, Masood

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

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

325

Switch Switch  

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Switch Switch  

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327

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

328

A multiprocessor system for real-time simulation of power electronic circuits  

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that describes it [7]. Its applications are widely distributed among many areas of technology such as process controls, aerospace, and other engineering oriented system design and analysis problems. Real-time simulation is a much favored simulation method...A MULTIPROCESSOR SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME SIMULATION OF POWER ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS A Thesis by NABIL HUSSEIN QAWASMI Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AkM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER...

Qawasmi, Nabil Hussein

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

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

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IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 37, NO. 3, MARCH 2002 371 Fully Integrated CMOS Power Amplifier Design  

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IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 37, NO. 3, MARCH 2002 371 Fully Integrated CMOS Power-chip impedance matching and power- combining method, the distributed active transformer is presented. It combines output power while maintaining a 50- match. It also uses virtual ac grounds and magnetic couplings

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Observations of short-circuiting flow paths within a free-surface wetland in Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A.  

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constructed treatment wetland in Augusta, Georgia were used to quantify the size, distribution, velocity). In treatment wetlands, such heterogeneity nearly always results in reduced contaminant removal (WoObservations of short-circuiting flow paths within a free-surface wetland in Augusta, Georgia, U

Licciardi, Joseph M.

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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.

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High density printed electrical circuit board card connection system  

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A zero insertion/extraction force printed circuit board card connection system comprises a cam-operated locking mechanism disposed along an edge portion of the printed circuit board. The extrusions along the circuit board mate with an extrusion fixed to the card cage having a plurality of electrical connectors. The card connection system allows the connectors to be held away from the circuit board during insertion/extraction and provides a constant mating force once the circuit board is positioned. The card connection system provides a simple solution to the need for a greater number of electrical signal connections.

Baumbaugh, Alan E. (Aurora, IL)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

335

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.

336

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

337

The World Behind Your Light Switch (1966)  

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338

Flipping the switch | ornl.gov  

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339

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.; Frhlich, 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

340

Vacuum die attach for integrated circuits  

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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.

Schmitt, Edward H. (Livermore, CA); Tuckerman, David B. (Livermore, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Vacuum die attach for integrated circuits  

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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

342

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

343

TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

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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

344

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

345

Quantum Heat Engines Using Superconducting Quantum Circuits  

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We propose a quantum analog of the internal combustion engine used in most cars. Specifically, we study how to implement the Otto-type quantum heat engine (QHE) with the assistance of a Maxwell's demon. Three steps are required: thermalization, quantum measurement, and quantum feedback controlled by the Maxwell demon. We derive the positive-work condition of this composite QHE. Our QHE can be constructed using superconducting quantum circuits. We explicitly demonstrate the essential role of the demon in this macroscopic QHE.

H. T. Quan; Y. D. Wang; Yu-xi Liu; C. P. Sun; Franco Nori

2006-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

346

Organic solid state optical switches and method for producing organic solid state optical switches  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention consists of a light-intensity dependent molecular switch comprised of a compound which shuttles an electron or a plurality of electrons from a plurality of electron donors to an electron acceptor upon being stimulated with light of predetermined wavelengths, and a method for making said compound.

Wasielewski, M.R.; Gaines, G.L.; Niemczyk, M.P.; Johnson, D.G.; Gosztola, D.J.; O`Neil, M.P.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Investigation on properties of ultrafast switching in a bulk gallium arsenide avalanche semiconductor switch  

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Properties of ultrafast switching in a bulk gallium arsenide (GaAs) avalanche semiconductor switch based on semi-insulating wafer, triggered by an optical pulse, were analyzed using physics-based numerical simulations. It has been demonstrated that when a voltage with amplitude of 5.2?kV is applied, after an exciting optical pulse with energy of 1??J arrival, the structure with thickness of 650??m reaches a high conductivity state within 110 ps. Carriers are created due to photons absorption, and electrons and holes drift to anode and cathode terminals, respectively. Static ionizing domains appear both at anode and cathode terminals, and create impact-generated carriers which contribute to the formation of electron-hole plasma along entire channel. When the electric field in plasma region increases above the critical value (?4?kV/cm) at which the electrons drift velocity peaks, a domain comes into being. An increase in carrier concentration due to avalanche multiplication in the domains reduces the domain width and results in the formation of an additional domain as soon as the field outside the domains increases above ?4?kV/cm. The formation and evolution of multiple powerfully avalanching domains observed in the simulations are the physical reasons of ultrafast switching. The switch exhibits delayed breakdown with the characteristics affected by biased electric field, current density, and optical pulse energy. The dependence of threshold energy of the exciting optical pulse on the biased electric field is discussed.

Hu, Long, E-mail: hulong-1226@126.com [Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); Science and Technology on High Power Microwave Laboratory, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an 710024 (China); Su, Jiancang; Ding, Zhenjie; Hao, Qingsong; Yuan, Xuelin [Science and Technology on High Power Microwave Laboratory, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an 710024 (China)

2014-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

348

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...

349

Multi-gap high impedance plasma opening switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high impedance plasma opening switch having an anode and a cathode and at least one additional electrode placed between the anode and cathode is disclosed. The presence of the additional electrodes leads to the creation of additional plasma gaps which are in series, increasing the net impedance of the switch. An equivalent effect can be obtained by using two or more conventional plasma switches with their plasma gaps wired in series. Higher impedance switches can provide high current and voltage to higher impedance loads such as plasma radiation sources. 12 figs.

Mason, R.J.

1996-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

350

Multi-gap high impedance plasma opening switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high impedance plasma opening switch having an anode and a cathode and at least one additional electrode placed between the anode and cathode. The presence of the additional electrodes leads to the creation of additional plasma gaps which are in series, increasing the net impedance of the switch. An equivalent effect can be obtained by using two or more conventional plasma switches with their plasma gaps wired in series. Higher impedance switches can provide high current and voltage to higher impedance loads such as plasma radiation sources.

Mason, Rodney J. (Los Alamos, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

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...

352

Electrocaloric devices based on thini-film heat switches  

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We describe a new approach to refrigeration and electrical generation that exploits the attractive properties of thin films of electrocaloric materials. Layers of electrocaloric material coupled with thin-film heat switches can work as either refrigerators or electrical generators, depending on the phasing of the applied voltages and heat switching. With heat switches based on thin layers of liquid crystals, the efficiency of these thin-film heat engines can be at least as high as that of current thermoelectric devices. Advanced heat switches would enable thin-film heat engines to outperform conventional vaporcompression devices.

Epstein, Richard I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Malloy, Kevin J [UNM

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

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...

354

Probabilistic Bisimulations of Switching and Resetting Diffusions Alessandro Abate  

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Probabilistic Bisimulations of Switching and Resetting Diffusions Alessandro Abate Delft Center for Systems and Control, TU Delft, The Netherlands a.abate@tudelft.nl Abstract-- This contribution presents

Abate, Alessandro

355

Single-crystalline monolayer and multilayer graphene nano switches  

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Growth of monolayer, bi-layer, and tri-layer single-crystalline graphene (SCG) using chemical vapor deposition method is reported. SCG's mechanical properties and single-crystalline nature were characterized and verified by atomic force microscope and Raman spectroscopy. Electro-mechanical switches based on mono- and bi-layer SCG were fabricated, and the superb properties of SCG enable the switches to operate at pull-in voltage as low as 1?V, and high switching speed about 100?ns. These devices exhibit lifetime without a breakdown of over 5000 cycles, far more durable than any other graphene nanoelectromechanical system switches reported.

Li, Peng; Cui, Tianhong, E-mail: tcui@me.umn.edu [State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Department of Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States); Jing, Gaoshan [State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Department of Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Zhang, Bo; Sando, Shota [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States)

2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

356

Microsoft Word - CX-Hat_Rock_Switch_14June2013  

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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...

357

A New Class of Switched Reluctance Motors without Permanent Magnets  

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switched reluctance motor benefits: - Low material and fabrication cost - No permanent magnet material * Back-emf and demagnetization is not an issue * Permits operation...

358

Base drive and overlap protection circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

359

Distributed parallel messaging for multiprocessor systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for distributed parallel messaging in a parallel computing system. The apparatus includes, at each node of a multiprocessor network, multiple injection messaging engine units and reception messaging engine units, each implementing a DMA engine and each supporting both multiple packet injection into and multiple reception from a network, in parallel. The reception side of the messaging unit (MU) includes a switch interface enabling writing of data of a packet received from the network to the memory system. The transmission side of the messaging unit, includes switch interface for reading from the memory system when injecting packets into the network.

Chen, Dong; Heidelberger, Philip; Salapura, Valentina; Senger, Robert M; Steinmacher-Burrow, Burhard; Sugawara, Yutaka

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

360

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

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361

Power Control for Crossbar-based Input-Queued Switches  

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, if f is the maximum digital signal frequency, the power consumption of a CMOS device is proportional number of data simultaneously flowing across the switching fabric. Thermal power dissipation is becoming1 Power Control for Crossbar-based Input-Queued Switches Andrea Bianco, Paolo Giaccone, Guido

362

Bandwidth Efficient All-to-All Broadcast on Switched Clusters  

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Bandwidth Efficient All-to-All Broadcast on Switched Clusters Ahmad Faraj Pitch Patarasuk Xin Yuan}@cs.fsu.edu Abstract We develop an all-to-all broadcast scheme that achieves maximum bandwidth efficiency for clusters all- to-all broadcast as efficiently as a single switch connect- ing all machines when the message

Yuan, Xin

363

Interactive Visibility Culling in Complex Environments using Occlusion-Switches  

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Categories and Subject Descriptors: I.3.5 [Com- puter Graphics]: Computational Geometry and Object ModelingInteractive Visibility Culling in Complex Environments using Occlusion-Switches Naga K. Govindaraju culling in complex 3D environments. An occlusion- switch consists of two GPUs (graphics processing units

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

364

Valuation of Energy Storage: An Optimal Switching Rene Carmona  

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Valuation of Energy Storage: An Optimal Switching Approach Ren´e Carmona Department of Operations://www.pstat.ucsb.edu/faculty/ludkovski We consider the valuation of energy storage facilities within the framework of stochastic control;Carmona and Ludkovski: Optimal Switching for Energy Storage 2 in the commodity financial markets. Storage

Carmona, Rene

365

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.

366

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

367

High Temperature, High Voltage Fully Integrated Gate Driver Circuit  

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temperature gate drive is being developed for use with future wide band gap (silicon carbide and gallium nitride) switching devices. * Universal drive that is capable of driving...

368

Design, fabrication and testing of a lateral self-cleaning MEMS switch  

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A lateral contact MEMS switch has been developed to address the need for a long life cycle, low contact resistance RF switch. At the present time, there is no commercial MEMS switch that meets all the requirements. The ...

Shi, Yong, 1965-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Semiconductor switch geometry with electric field shaping  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optoelectric switch is disclosed that utilizes a cylindrically shaped and contoured GaAs medium or other optically active semiconductor medium to couple two cylindrically shaped metal conductors with flat and flared termination points each having an ovoid prominence centrally extending there from. Coupling the truncated ovoid prominence of each conductor with the cylindrically shaped optically active semiconductor causes the semiconductor to cylindrically taper to a triple junction circular line at the base of each prominence where the metal conductor conjoins with the semiconductor and a third medium such as epoxy or air. Tapering the semiconductor at the triple junction inhibits carrier formation and injection at the triple junction and thereby enables greater current carrying capacity through and greater sensitivity of the bulk area of the optically active medium.

Booth, Rex (Livermore, CA); Pocha, Michael D. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Semiconductor switch geometry with electric field shaping  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optoelectric switch is disclosed that utilizes a cylindrically shaped and contoured GaAs medium or other optically active semiconductor medium to couple two cylindrically shaped metal conductors with flat and flared termination points each having an ovoid prominence centrally extending there from. Coupling the truncated ovoid prominence of each conductor with the cylindrically shaped optically active semiconductor causes the semiconductor to cylindrically taper to a triple junction circular line at the base of each prominence where the metal conductor conjoins with the semiconductor and a third medium such as epoxy or air. Tapering the semiconductor at the triple junction inhibits carrier formation and injection at the triple junction and thereby enables greater current carrying capacity through and greater sensitivity of the bulk area of the optically active medium. 10 figs.

Booth, R.; Pocha, M.D.

1994-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

371

Eddy-current-damped microelectromechanical switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A microelectromechanical (MEM) device is disclosed that includes a shuttle suspended for movement above a substrate. A plurality of permanent magnets in the shuttle of the MEM device interact with a metal plate which forms the substrate or a metal portion thereof to provide an eddy-current damping of the shuttle, thereby making the shuttle responsive to changes in acceleration or velocity of the MEM device. Alternately, the permanent magnets can be located in the substrate, and the metal portion can form the shuttle. An electrical switch closure in the MEM device can occur in response to a predetermined acceleration-time event. The MEM device, which can be fabricated either by micromachining or LIGA, can be used for sensing an acceleration or deceleration event (e.g. in automotive applications such as airbag deployment or seat belt retraction).

Christenson, Todd R. (Albuquerque, NM); Polosky, Marc A. (Tijeras, NM)

2007-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

372

Eddy-current-damped microelectromechanical switch  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A microelectromechanical (MEM) device is disclosed that includes a shuttle suspended for movement above a substrate. A plurality of permanent magnets in the shuttle of the MEM device interact with a metal plate which forms the substrate or a metal portion thereof to provide an eddy-current damping of the shuttle, thereby making the shuttle responsive to changes in acceleration or velocity of the MEM device. Alternately, the permanent magnets can be located in the substrate, and the metal portion can form the shuttle. An electrical switch closure in the MEM device can occur in response to a predetermined acceleration-time event. The MEM device, which can be fabricated either by micromachining or LIGA, can be used for sensing an acceleration or deceleration event (e.g. in automotive applications such as airbag deployment or seat belt retraction).

Christenson, Todd R. (Albuquerque, NM); Polosky, Marc A. (Tijeras, NM)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

373

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

374

Basic Circuit Measurements and Ohm's Law ECE 2100 Circuit Analysis Laboratory  

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, _______ W low-wattage incandescent light bulb. Also, measure and record the "cold" resistance of such a bulb. 6. Construct the circuit below using the low-wattage incandescent bulb of step 5. Use the Variac frequency. 7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 using a high-wattage incandescent light bulb rated at 120 VAC, ______ W

Miller, Damon A.

375

Final Report - Dynamic Path Scheduling through Extensions to Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS)  

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The major accomplishments of the project are the successful software implementation of the Phase I scheduling algorithms for GMPLS Label Switched Paths (LSPs) and the extension of the IETF Path Computation Element (PCE) Protocol to support scheduling extensions. In performing this work, we have demonstrated the theoretical work of Phase I, analyzed key issues, and made relevant extensions. Regarding the software implementation, we developed a proof of concept prototype as part of our Algorithm Evaluation System (AES). This implementation uses the Linux operating system to provide software portability and will be the foundation for our commercial software. To demonstrate proof of concept, we have implemented LSP scheduling algorithms to support two of the key GMPLS switching technologies (Lambda and Packet) and support both Fixed Path (FP) and Switched Path (SP) routing. We chose Lambda and Packet because we felt it was essential to include both circuit and packet switching technologies as well as to address all-optical switching in the study. As conceptualized in Phase I, the FP algorithms use a traditional approach where the LSP uses the same physical path for the entire service duration while the innovative SP algorithms allow the physical path to vary during the service duration. As part of this study, we have used the AES to conduct a performance analysis using metro size networks (up to 32 nodes) that showed that these algorithms are suitable for commercial implementation. Our results showed that the CPU time required to compute an LSP schedule was small compared to expected inter-arrival time between LSP requests. Also, when the network size increased from 7 to 15 to 32 nodes with 10, 26, and 56 TE links, the CPU processing time showed excellent scaling properties. When Fixed Path and Switched Path routing were compared, SP provided only modestly better performance with respect to LSP completion rate, service duration, path length, and start time deviation. In addition, the SP routing required somewhat more CPU time than the FP routing. However, when the allowable range for the start time is increased, the CPU time for SP increased less rapidly than FP such that the CPU processing times became comparable. Therefore, SP routing may scale better than FP routing. The Path Computation Element Working Group is a complementary working group to the GMPLS working group (CCAMP) in the IETF and is developing standards to discover, manage, and access elements that compute routes for GMPLS for LSPs. The algorithms used to compute the routes are not subject to standardization. Since the PCE supports only standard GMPLS LSPs, it does not support scheduled LSPs. Therefore, it is a natural extension of our Phase I work to introduce this enhancement into the PCE. In addition, the PCE adds another dimension to our product line because the PCE by itself may be a product with a standard interface.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Abdella Battou

2009-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

376

axial motor circuits: Topics by E-print Network  

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Fundamentals of electromechanical energy conversion. Motors and generators, transformers, single and three- phase power circuits, three-phase induction motor including...

377

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

378

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

379

Driver Circuit for White LED Lamps with TRIAC Dimming Control.  

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??An efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamp driver circuit is proposed for retrofitting the conventionally used incandescent lamps with existing TRIAC dimmer. The dimming feature (more)

Weng, Szu-Jung

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Safety and performance enhancement circuit for primary explosive detonators  

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A safety and performance enhancement arrangement for primary explosive detonators. This arrangement involves a circuit containing an energy storage capacitor and preset self-trigger to protect the primary explosive detonator from electrostatic discharge (ESD). The circuit does not discharge into the detonator until a sufficient level of charge is acquired on the capacitor. The circuit parameters are designed so that normal ESD environments cannot charge the protection circuit to a level to achieve discharge. When functioned, the performance of the detonator is also improved because of the close coupling of the stored energy.

Davis, Ronald W. (Tracy, CA)

2006-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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381

analog circuit design: Topics by E-print Network  

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tutorial will give an overview of the design problems at hand : the leakage power and process variability and their implications for digital circuits and memories, and the...

382

Topology Optimization for Magnetic Circuits dedicated to Electric ...  

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Mar 3, 2014 ... Topology Optimization for Magnetic Circuits dedicated to Electric Propulsion. Satafa Sanogo (Satafa.Sanogo ***at*** laplace.univ-tlse.fr)

Satafa Sanogo

2014-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

383

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...

384

advanced microwave circuits: Topics by E-print Network  

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transition of photons in circuit quantum electrodynamics electrodynamics QED , superconduct- ing qubits are coupled with microwave photons in a trans- mission line and a...

385

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

386

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

387

analog integrated circuits: Topics by E-print Network  

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Academic, ON, DECREASING, and OFF Visual Signals KWABENA BOAHEN Penn Bioengineering, 3320 Smith Walk Boahen, Kwabena 15 Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 43,...

388

Unclassified Distribution  

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389

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...

390

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...

391

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...

392

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

393

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...

394

E-Print Network 3.0 - antihypertrophic molecular switch Sample...  

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Steps... identifies and distinguishes between two distinct molecular mechanisms for generating stochastic switches... . In one class of switches, the stochasticity of a...

395

E-Print Network 3.0 - a-site molecular switches Sample Search...  

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Steps... identifies and distinguishes between two distinct molecular mechanisms for generating stochastic switches... . In one class of switches, the stochasticity of a...

396

Advanced Design of Broadband Distributed Amplifier using a SiGe BiCMOS Technology  

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interfaces, it is essential that RF/microwave circuits be implemented in low-cost silicon technology. However.18 m CMOS distributed amplifier with Coplanar Strip (CPS) was designed with the unity gain

De Flaviis, Franco

397

Vibration control in plates by uniformly distributed PZT actuators interconnected via electric networks  

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improve the performances of piezoelectric actuation. internal resonance / equivalent circuits 1Vibration control in plates by uniformly distributed PZT actuators interconnected via electric vibrations of plates by means of a set of electrically-interconnected piezoelectric actuators is described

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

398

Hydraulic actuator for an electric circuit breaker  

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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.

Imam, Imdad (Colonie, NY)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Interrogator system for identifying electrical circuits  

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A system for interrogating electrical leads to correctly ascertain the identity of equipment attached to remote ends of the leads. 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.

Jatko, William B. (10601 Rivermist La., Knoxville, TN 37922); McNeilly, David R. (Rte. 12, Box 538, Maryville, TN 37801)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Interrogator system for identifying electrical circuits  

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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

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401

Hydraulic actuator for an electric circuit breaker  

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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

402

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

403

Options for 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 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

404

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

405

Moment Closure Approximations in a Genetic Negative Feedback Circuit  

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Auto-regulation, a process wherein a protein negatively regulates its own production, is a common motif in gene expression networks. Negative feedback in gene expression plays a critical role in buffering intracellular fluctuations in protein concentrations around optimal value. Due to the nonlinearities present in these feedbacks, moment dynamics are typically not closed, in the sense that the time derivative of the lower-order statistical moments of the protein copy number depends on high-order moments. Moment equations are closed by expressing higher-order moments as nonlinear functions of lower-order moments, a technique commonly referred to as moment closure. Here, we compare the performance of different moment closure techniques. Our results show that the commonly used closure method, which assumes a priori that the protein population counts are normally distributed, performs poorly. In contrast, conditional derivative matching, a novel closure scheme proposed here provides a good approximation to the exact moments across different parameter regimes. In summary our study provides a new moment closure method for studying stochastic dynamics of genetic negative feedback circuits, and can be extended to probe noise in more complex gene networks.

Mohammad Soltani; Cesar Vargas; Niraj Kumar; Rahul Kulkarni; Abhyudai Singh

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

406

Modular Verification of Timed Circuits Using Automatic Abstraction  

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Modular Verification of Timed Circuits Using Automatic Abstraction Hao Zheng, Eric Mercer, Member for verification of timed circuits using automatic abstraction. This approach partitions the design into modules by the RAPPID instruction length decoder designed at Intel [2]. This design was 3 times faster while using only

Zheng, Hao

407

program2circuit ERIC C.R. HEHNER  

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according to the programs, and have the same structure as the programs. For timing we use local delays example, C), not to describe circuits, but to describe algorithms. The resulting circuits are produced automatically; they behave according to the programs, and have the same structure as the programs. For timing we

Hehner, Eric C.R.

408

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Resisting Analog Integrated Circuit Design Tutorial  

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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

409

Short-Circuit Modeling of a Wind Power Plant: Preprint  

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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

410

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Boot Camp Circuit  

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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

411

High density Integrated Optoelectronic Circuits for High Speed Photonic Microsystems  

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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

412

Short communication Powering microbial electrolysis cells by capacitor circuits charged  

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%. energy storage based circuit transferred charge with 90% efficiency. a r t i c l e i n f o Article based energy storage circuit using energy from a microbial fuel cell (MFC) to increase MEC hydrogen and sustainable is to remove the need for electrical grid energy. Large scale realization of a green MEC

413

Characterized ideal LC circuit Charge, current and voltage vary sinusoidally  

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resistance to LC circuit Oscillations become damped Charge, current and voltage still vary sinusoidally Oscillations Draw phasors for voltages of R, C and L at same time t Orient VR, VL, & VC phasors relativeReview Characterized ideal LC circuit Charge, current and voltage vary sinusoidally Added

Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

414

Module d'Electrotechnique ET2 Circuits magnetiques  

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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

415

RECTENNA CIRCUIT TOPOLOGIES FOR CONTACTLESS ENERGY Vlad Marian1  

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. High sensitivity designs offer the possibility of harvesting ambient microwave energy. The circuits antenna (rectenna) circuit topologies designed for microwave contactless energy transfer, depending or sensor networks. These devices can either be supplied exclusively by the energy from the microwave beam

Boyer, Edmond

416

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

417

COPLANAR DIGITAL MICROFLUIDICS USING STANDARD PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PROCESSES  

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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

418

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.

419

An Evolutionary Platform for Developing Next-Generation Electronic Circuits  

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of conventional schematic blocks. The performance of the system at designing passive low- pass filters, which may be used as the building blocks for more complex circuits. The concept of the design, Design Keywords: Analogue circuit design, genetic programming, genetic algorithms, SPICE, CMOS 1

Fernandez, Thomas

420

Equivalency-processing parallel photonic integrated circuit EP3  

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Equivalency-processing parallel photonic integrated circuit EP3 IC : equivalence search module present an optoelectronic module called the equivalency-processing parallel photonic integrated circuit EP3 IC that is created specifically to implement high-speed parallel equivalence searches i

Louri, Ahmed

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421

Negative Feedback Facilitates Temperature Robustness in Biomolecular Circuit Dynamics  

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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.

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 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

423

Integral testing of relays and circuit breakers  

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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

424

Timing control by redundant inhibitory neuronal circuits  

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Rhythms and timing control of sequential activity in the brain is fundamental to cognition and behavior. Although experimental and theoretical studies support the understanding that neuronal circuits are intrinsically capable of generating different time intervals, the dynamical origin of the phenomenon of functionally dependent timing control is still unclear. Here, we consider a new mechanism that is related to the multi-neuronal cooperative dynamics in inhibitory brain motifs consisting of a few clusters. It is shown that redundancy and diversity of neurons within each cluster enhances the sensitivity of the timing control with the level of neuronal excitation of the whole network. The generality of the mechanism is shown to work on two different neuronal models: a conductance-based model and a map-based model.

Tristan, I., E-mail: itristan@ucsd.edu; Rulkov, N. F.; Huerta, R.; Rabinovich, M. [BioCircuits Institute, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0402 (United States)] [BioCircuits Institute, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0402 (United States)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

425

Dynamics of an Ion Coupled to a Parametric Superconducting Circuit  

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Superconducting circuits and trapped ions are promising architectures for quantum information processing. However, the natural frequencies for controlling these systems -- radio frequency ion control and microwave domain superconducting qubit control -- make direct Hamiltonian interactions between them weak. In this paper we describe a technique for coupling a trapped ion's motion to the fundamental mode of a superconducting circuit. We do this by applying a carefully modulated external magnetic flux to the circuit. In conjunction with a non-linear element (Josephson junction), this gives the circuit an effective time-dependent inductance. We then show how to tune the external flux to generate a resonant coupling between circuit and ion's motional mode, and discuss the limitations of this approach compared to using a time-dependent capacitance.

Dvir Kafri; Prabin Adhikari; Jacob M. Taylor

2015-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

426

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

427

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 expression14. Transcriptional circuits are layered by using promoters to carry the signal between circuits. ...

Lou, Chunbo

428

Bayesian Nonparametric Methods for Learning Markov Switching Processes  

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In this article, we explored a Bayesian nonparametric approach to learning Markov switching processes. This framework requires one to make fewer assumptions about the underlying dynamics, and thereby allows the data to ...

Fox, Emily Beth

429

Development and application of an advanced switched reluctance generator drive  

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This dissertation contains the results of research conducted on the design and control characterization of a Switched Reluctance Generator (SRG) for maximum output power. The SRG is an attractive solution to the increasing worldwide demand...

Asadi, Peyman

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

430

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.

431

AlGaN/GaN-based power semiconductor switches  

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AlGaN/GaN-based high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs) have great potential for their use as high efficiency and high speed power semiconductor switches, thanks to their high breakdown electric field, mobility and ...

Lu, Bin, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

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.

433

Electro-mechanical heat switch for cryogenic applications  

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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

434

arterial switch operation: Topics by E-print Network  

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interfaces with the ac grid using a pulsewidth-modulation (PWM) inverter. In 3, a variable-speed wind turbine for a Switched Reluctance Wind Generator, Based on Current...

435

Data Parallel SwitchLevel Simulation \\Lambda Randal E. Bryant  

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Data Parallel SwitchLevel Simulation \\Lambda Randal E. Bryant Computer Science Department Carnegie the bitlevel paral lelism inherent in conventional machine operations. Bryant---Data Parallel Simulation

Bryant, Randal E.

436

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

437

Coordinated Variable Structure Switching Attacks for Smart Grid  

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attacks for smart grid systems has the potential to disrupt large-scale power system operation within a short interval of time. Through successful cyber intrusion, an opponent can remotely apply a state- dependent coordinated switching sequence on one...

Liu, Shan

2013-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

438

Using Multiprotocol Label Switching in Virtual Private Networks  

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This thesis presents the design of Multiprotocol Label Switching Virtual Private Networks(MPLS VPN). MPLS VPNs are true peer models, which perform traffic separation at Layer 3, through the implementation of separate IP VPN forwarding tables. MPLS...

Doddapaneni, Krishnamohan

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

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

440

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

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441

RF-MEMS Switched Varactors for Medium Power Applications  

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In RF (Radio Frequency) domain, one of the limitations of using MEMS (Micro Electromechanical Systems) switching devices for medium power applications is RF power. Failure phenomena appear even for 500 mW. A design of MEMS switched capacitors with an enhanced topology is presented in this paper to prevent it. This kind of device and its promising performances will serve to fabricate a MEMS based phase shifter able to work under several watts.

Maury, F; Crunteanu, A; Conseil, F; Blondy, P

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

All-optical switching in optically induced nonlinear waveguide couplers  

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We experimentally demonstrate all-optical vortex switching in nonlinear coupled waveguide arrays optically induced in photorefractive media. Our technique is based on multiplexing of nondiffracting Bessel beams to induce various types of waveguide configurations. Using double- and quadruple-well potentials, we demonstrate precise control over the coupling strength between waveguides, the linear and nonlinear dynamics and symmetry-breaking bifurcations of guided light, and a power-controlled optical vortex switch.

Diebel, Falko, E-mail: falko.diebel@uni-muenster.de; Boguslawski, Martin; Rose, Patrick; Denz, Cornelia [Institut fr Angewandte Physik and Center for Nonlinear Science (CeNoS), Westflische Wilhelms-Universitt Mnster, 48149 Mnster (Germany); Leykam, Daniel; Desyatnikov, Anton S. [Nonlinear Physics Centre, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

443

SAE2.py : a python script to automate parameter studies using SCREAMER with application to magnetic switching on Z.  

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The SCREAMER simulation code is widely used at Sandia National Laboratories for designing and simulating pulsed power accelerator experiments on super power accelerators. A preliminary parameter study of Z with a magnetic switching retrofit illustrates the utility of the automating script for optimizing pulsed power designs. SCREAMER is a circuit based code commonly used in pulsed-power design and requires numerous iterations to find optimal configurations. System optimization using simulations like SCREAMER is by nature inefficient and incomplete when done manually. This is especially the case when the system has many interactive elements whose emergent effects may be unforeseeable and complicated. For increased completeness, efficiency and robustness, investigators should probe a suitably confined parameter space using deterministic, genetic, cultural, ant-colony algorithms or other computational intelligence methods. I have developed SAE2 - a user-friendly, deterministic script that automates the search for optima of pulsed-power designs with SCREAMER. This manual demonstrates how to make input decks for SAE2 and optimize any pulsed-power design that can be modeled using SCREAMER. Application of SAE2 to magnetic switching on model of a potential Z refurbishment illustrates the power of SAE2. With respect to the manual optimization, the automated optimization resulted in 5% greater peak current (10% greater energy) and a 25% increase in safety factor for the most highly stressed element.

Orndorff-Plunkett, Franklin

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Current rectification, switching, polarons, and defects in molecular electronic devices  

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Devices for nano- and molecular size electronics are currently a focus of research aimed at an efficient current rectification and switching. A few generic molecular scale devices are reviewed here on the basis of first-principles and model approaches. Current rectification by (ballistic) molecular quantum dots can produce the rectification ratio ~100. Current switching due to conformational changes in the molecules is slow, on the order of a few kHz. Fast switching (~1THz) may be achieved, at least in principle, in a degenerate molecular quantum dot with strong coupling of electrons with vibrational excitations. We show that the mean-field approach fails to properly describe intrinsic molecular switching and present an exact solution to the problem. Defects in molecular films result in spurious peaks in conductance, apparent negative differential resistance, and may also lead to unusual temperature and bias dependence of current. The observed switching in many cases is_extrinsic_, caused by changes in molecule-electrode geometry, molecule reconfiguration, metallic filament formation through, and/or changing amount of disorder in a molecular film. We give experimental examples of telegraph "switching" and "hot spot" formation in the molecular films.

A. M. Bratkovsky

2006-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

445

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...

446

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

447

E-Print Network 3.0 - analog linear circuits Sample Search Results  

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(Analog Circuits) - ECE452: Computational Techniques for Circuit Analysis - ECE482: Physical VLSI Design... speech data) RFSource Proc. Coding ... Source: Shanbhag,...

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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

449

In-situ observation of self-regulated switching behavior in WO{sub 3-x} based resistive switching devices  

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The transmittance of tungsten oxides can be adjusted by oxygen vacancy (V{sub o}) concentration due to its electrochromic property. Here, we report an in-situ observation of resistive switching phenomenon in the oxygen-deficient WO{sub 3-x} planar devices. Besides directly identifying the formation/rupture of dark-colored conductive filaments in oxide layer, the stripe-like WO{sub 3-x} device demonstrated self-regulated switching behavior during the endurance testing, resulting in highly consistent switching parameters after a stabilizing process. For very high V{sub o}s mobility was demonstrated in the WO{sub 3-x} film by the pulse experiment, we suggested that the electric-field-induced homogeneous migration of V{sub o}s was the physical origin for such unique switching characteristics.

Hong, D. S.; Wang, W. X.; Chen, Y. S., E-mail: yschen@aphy.iphy.ac.cn; Sun, J. R.; Shen, B. G. [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academic of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

450

High efficiency switching-mode amplifiers for wireless communication systems  

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tuned single-ended power amplifiers, IEEE J. Solid Statetuned single-ended power amplifiers, IEEE J. Solid StateE tuned power amplifier, IEEE J. Solid State Circuits, vol.

Hung, Tsai-Pi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

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

452

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

453

High density electronic circuit and process for making  

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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

454

High density electronic circuit and process for making  

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High density circuits with posts that protrude beyond one surface of a substrate to provide easy mounting of devices such as integrated circuits are disclosed. 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. 8 figs.

Morgan, W.P.

1999-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

455

Probabilistic model of fault detection in quantum circuits  

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It is shown that the fault testing for quantum circuits does not follow conventional classical techniques. If probabilistic gate like Hadamard gate is included in a circuit then the classical notion of test vector is shown to fail. We have reported several new and distinguishing features of quantum fault and also presented a general methodology for detection of functional faults in a quantum circuit. The technique can generate test vectors for detection of different kinds of fault. Specific examples are given and time complexity of the proposed quantum fault detection algorithm is reported.

Anindita Banerjee; Anirban Pathak

2009-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

456

A structural approach to delay optimization in combinational circuits  

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Combinational circuit with indirect implication Combinational circuit after transformation . 17 17 Combinational circuit after reduction by redundancy elimination . . 18 Some permissible gate transformations 19 10 Fanin readjustment 21 12 Original... dgz: 5 dgs 8; ds4: 10j dss 2j dgs: 3j dsr ? lj dss: 10j dss: 2j dsss = 3, Then the data-ready times are as follows: tss ? ts ? 3 + 0 = 3; tss ? ts ? 5 + 10 = 15; tss ? ts ? 3 + 8 11 tg4: ts ? 3 + 10: 13j tgs tr 2 + max(3, 15) = 17; tss = ts = 3...

Munshi, Avinash

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Compact fluid cooled power converter supporting multiple circuit boards  

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A support may receive one or more power electronic circuits. The support may aid in removing heat from the circuits through fluid circulating through the support. The support, in conjunction with other packaging features may form a shield from both external EMI/RFI and from interference generated by operation of the power electronic circuits. Features may be provided to permit and enhance connection of the circuitry to external circuitry, such as improved terminal configurations. Modular units may be assembled that may be coupled to electronic circuitry via plug-in arrangements or through interface with a backplane or similar mounting and interconnecting structures.

Radosevich, Lawrence D.; Meyer, Andreas A.; Beihoff, Bruce C.; Kannenberg, Daniel G.

2005-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

458

Equivalent circuit modeling of hybrid electric vehicle drive train  

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. . . . Figure 3. 4. 6: The motor shaft at no load. Figure 3. 4. 7: Bond graph for the motor shaft. . . Figure 3. 4. 8: Equivalent circuit of the motor shaft. Figure 3. 5. 1: Concrete example: the elevator Figure 3. 5. 2: Electro-mechanical model... model of the elevator. Figure 3. 5. 8: Final equivalent circuit of the elevator. Figure 4. 1. 1: Mechanical model of a shaft. Figure 4. 1. 2: Equivalent circuit of the shaft. Figure 4. 1. 3: Mechanical model of a gearbox. Figure 4. 1. 4: Equivalent...

Routex, Jean-Yves

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

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, several other models of quantum computation exist which provide useful alternative frameworks for both discovering new quantum algorithms and devising new physical implementations of quantum computers. In this thesis, I first present necessary background material for a general physics audience and discuss existing models of quantum computation. Then, I present three results relating to various models of quantum computation: a scheme for improving the intrinsic fault tolerance of adiabatic quantum computers using quantum error detecting codes, a proof that a certain problem of estimating Jones polynomials is complete for the one clean qubit complexity class, and a generalization of perturbative gadgets which allows k-body interactions to be directly simulated using 2-body interactions. Lastly, I discuss general principles regarding quantum computation that I learned in the course of my research, and using these principles I propose directions for future research.

Stephen P. Jordan

2008-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

460

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

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461

Ferroelectric opening switches for large-scale pulsed power drivers.  

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Fast electrical energy storage or Voltage-Driven Technology (VDT) has dominated fast, high-voltage pulsed power systems for the past six decades. Fast magnetic energy storage or Current-Driven Technology (CDT) is characterized by 10,000 X higher energy density than VDT and has a great number of other substantial advantages, but it has all but been neglected for all of these decades. The uniform explanation for neglect of CDT technology is invariably that the industry has never been able to make an effective opening switch, which is essential for the use of CDT. Most approaches to opening switches have involved plasma of one sort or another. On a large scale, gaseous plasmas have been used as a conductor to bridge the switch electrodes that provides an opening function when the current wave front propagates through to the output end of the plasma and fully magnetizes the plasma - this is called a Plasma Opening Switch (POS). Opening can be triggered in a POS using a magnetic field to push the plasma out of the A-K gap - this is called a Magnetically Controlled Plasma Opening Switch (MCPOS). On a small scale, depletion of electron plasmas in semiconductor devices is used to affect opening switch behavior, but these devices are relatively low voltage and low current compared to the hundreds of kilo-volts and tens of kilo-amperes of interest to pulsed power. This work is an investigation into an entirely new approach to opening switch technology that utilizes new materials in new ways. The new materials are Ferroelectrics and using them as an opening switch is a stark contrast to their traditional applications in optics and transducer applications. Emphasis is on use of high performance ferroelectrics with the objective of developing an opening switch that would be suitable for large scale pulsed power applications. Over the course of exploring this new ground, we have discovered new behaviors and properties of these materials that were here to fore unknown. Some of these unexpected discoveries have lead to new research directions to address challenges.

Brennecka, Geoffrey L.; Rudys, Joseph Matthew; Reed, Kim Warren; Pena, Gary Edward; Tuttle, Bruce Andrew; Glover, Steven Frank

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Multisite optical neuromodulation : invention and application to emotion circuits  

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A single neural circuit, such as the network of neural populations involved in learning, expressing, and regulating fear, may spread across many brain regions and show functional heterogeneity among spatially overlapping ...

Bernstein, Jacob (Jacob Gold)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

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

464

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

465

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

466

Circuit and bond polytopes on series-parallel graphs$  

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Jul 10, 2014 ... M0 = IS, for some star decomposition S of G, and Mi?Ni is a cut of G, for i = 1,..., k. 2. Circuit polytope on series-parallel graphs. Given a graph G...

2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

467

Behavioral Synthesis of Asynchronous Circuits Ph.D. thesis  

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Behavioral Synthesis of Asynchronous Circuits Ph.D. thesis by Sune Fallgaard Nielsen Computer supervised by Associate Professor Jens Sparsø and Professor Jan Madsen. Kgs. Lyngby, December 31, 2004 Sune

468

Circuits and passive components for radio-frequency power conversion  

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This thesis focuses on developing technology for high efficiency power converters operating at very high frequencies. The work in the thesis involves two aspects of such converters: rf (radio-frequency) power circuit design ...

Han, Yehui, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

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

470

Analog circuit optimization using evolutionary algorithms and convex optimization  

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In this thesis, we analyze state-of-art techniques for analog circuit sizing and compare them on various metrics. We ascertain that a methodology which improves the accuracy of sizing without increasing the run time or the ...

Aggarwal, Varun

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Compiling Path Expressions into VLSI Circuits `I`. S. Annntharaman  

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-timed. Ncvcrthdcss. UK circuits produced by our construction have area propordonal to N slog(N) whcrc N is the total expression: path R, + Wend, path R, + Wend. `fhc first path cxprcssion prohibits a read operation

Clarke, Edmund M.

472

A Compiled Simulator for MOS Circuits \\Lambda Randal E. Bryant  

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COSMOS: A Compiled Simulator for MOS Circuits \\Lambda Randal E. Bryant Derek Beatty y Karl Brace by anamos. Bryant---COSMOS Page 1 #12; Transistor Network Functional Elements ANAMOS Boolean Descriptions

Bryant, Randal E.

473

High performance CMOS integrated circuits for optical receivers  

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Prasad Enjeti Head of Department, Costas Georghiades December 2006 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering iii ABSTRACT High Performance CMOS Integrated Circuits for Optical Receivers. (December 2006) MohammadReza SamadiBoroujeni, B...

SamadiBoroujeni, MohammadReza

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

474

Case studies on lithography-friendly vlsi circuit layout  

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showed an increase of roughly 2.2-8.8% and 1.2- 7.8% respectively for different circuits. The routing congestion by and large remains unaffected....

Shah, Pratik Jitendra

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

475

High frequency AC power converter for low voltage circuits  

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This thesis presents a novel AC power delivery architecture that is suitable for VHF frequency (50-100MHz) polyphase AC/DC power conversion in low voltage integrated circuits. A complete AC power delivery architecture was ...

Salazar, Nathaniel Jay Tobias

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Energy processing circuits for low-power applications  

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Portable electronics have fueled the rich emergence of new applications including multi-media handsets, ubiquitous smart sensors and actuators, and wearable or implantable biomedical devices. New ultra-low power circuit ...

Ramadass, Yogesh Kumar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

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

478

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

479

Log-domain circuit models of chemical reactions  

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We exploit the detailed similarities between electronics and chemistry to develop efficient, scalable bipolar or subthreshold log-domain circuits that are dynamically equivalent to networks of chemical reactions. Our ...

Mandal, Soumyajit

480

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

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Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Internal Short Circuit...  

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in a Li-ion Cell Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Internal Short Circuit in a Li-ion Cell 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program...

482

Material selection and nanofabrication techniques for electronic photonic integrated circuits  

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Electronic-photonic integrated circuits have the potential to circumvent many of the performance bottlenecks of electronics. To achieve the full benefits of integrating photonics with electronics it is generally believed ...

Holzwarth, Charles W., III (Charles Willett)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Circuit Analysis in Metal-Optics, Theory and Applications  

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B. Hecht, Principles of Nano-Optics , Cambridge Press, (with an LC circuit model, Optics Express, Vol. 17, No. 8,S. Kawata, Near-Field Optics and Surface Plasmon Polaritons,

Staffaroni, Matteo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Functional anatomy of neural circuits regulating fear and extinction  

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The memory of fear extinction is context dependent: fear that is suppressed in one context readily renews in another. Understanding of the underlying neuronal circuits is, therefore, of considerable clinical relevance for ...

Sheng, Morgan Hwa-Tze

485

Triple inverter pierce oscillator circuit suitable for CMOS  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An oscillator circuit is disclosed which can be formed using discrete field-effect transistors (FETs), or as a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) integrated circuit. The oscillator circuit utilizes a Pierce oscillator design with three inverter stages connected in series. A feedback resistor provided in a feedback loop about a second inverter stage provides an almost ideal inverting transconductance thereby allowing high-Q operation at the resonator-controlled frequency while suppressing a parasitic oscillation frequency that is inherent in a Pierce configuration using a "standard" triple inverter for the sustaining amplifier. The oscillator circuit, which operates in a range of 10 50 MHz, has applications for use as a clock in a microprocessor and can also be used for sensor applications.

Wessendorf; Kurt O. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

486

Simple SPICE model for comparison of CMOS output driver circuits  

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to monitor the ground nodes of output driver circuits for noise. Both relative performance and noise levels are generated through the simulations. A test device was built to confirm that the model was effective in speed and noise comparisons. Values were... on CMOS technologies. Journal model is IEEE 'I?ansactions on Automatic Control. A. Literature Survey Research has been done in the past concerning noise generated by digital logic de- vices. In particular, Advanced CMOS Logic (ACL) integrated circuits...

Hermann, John Karl

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Cooling circuit for a gas turbine bucket and tip shroud  

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An open cooling circuit for a gas turbine bucket wherein the bucket has an airfoil portion, and a tip shroud, the cooling circuit including a plurality of radial cooling holes extending through the airfoil portion and communicating with an enlarged internal area within the tip shroud before exiting the tip shroud such that a cooling medium used to cool the airfoil portion is subsequently used to cool the tip shroud.

Willett, Fred Thomas (25 Long Creek Dr., Burnt Hills, NY 12027); Itzel, Gary Michael (12 Cider Mill Dr., Clifton Park, NY 12065); Stathopoulos, Dimitrios (11 Wyngate Rd., Glenmont, NY 12077); Plemmons, Larry Wayne (late of Hamilton, OH); Plemmons, Helen M. (2900 Long Ridge Trails, Hamilton, OH 45014); Lewis, Doyle C. (444 River Way, Greer, SC 29651)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Distributed Generation  

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come a long way in addressing interconnection standards for distributed generation, utilities have largely overlooked the untapped potential of these resources. Under certain...

489

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

490

Options for 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 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 decision that weighs on the speed and quality of communication required is whether the control should be centralized or distributed (i.e. local). In general, we find that local control schemes are capable for maintaining voltage within acceptable bounds. We consider the benefits of choosing different local variables on which to control and how the control system can be continuously tuned between robust voltage control, suitable for daytime operation when circuit conditions can change rapidly, and loss minimization better suited for nighttime operation.

Petr Sulc; Konstantin Turitsyn; Scott Backhaus; Michael Chertkov

2010-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Stone Age Distributed Computing Yuval Emek Jasmin Smula Roger Wattenhofer  

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.g. traffic), or electrical engineering (e.g. circuits). Distributed computing is the area that studies model, where nodes may exchange large messages with their neighbors, and perform arbitrary local nodes are by design below the computation and communication capabilities of Turing machines. Networked

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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

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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

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High peak power test of S-band waveguide switches  

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The injector and source of particles for the Advanced Photon Source (APS) is a 2856-MHz S-band electron-positron linear accelerator (linac) which produces electrons with energies up to 650 MeV or positrons with energies up to 450 MeV. To improve the linac rf system availability, an additional modulator-klystron subsystem is being constructed to provide a switchable hot spare unit for each of the five existing S-band transmitters. The switching of the transmitters will require the use of SF6-pressurized waveguide switches at a peak operating power of 35 MW. A test stand was set up at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) Klystron-Microwave laboratory to conduct tests characterizing the power handling capability of these waveguide switches. Test results are presented.

Nassiri, A.; Grelick, A.; Kustom, R.L.; White, M.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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"

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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 Picn

2007-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of switched-resistor monolithic filters using NMOS technology  

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MOS Capacitors 19 Parasitics Capacitances on MOS Transrstor 21 10 Typical plot of different value MOS Switch I vs. frequen s of V and W/ gs 23 cy for L = 0. 3 , . 22 SR basic element 25 12 Operation of switched-resistor nique tech- 27..., the individual capac- itors must be closely matched. The drawbacks of this tech- nique are several. First, it requires a large number of taps for interconnections which usually results in an in- crease of chip area. Second, there is an error caused...

Ngo, Dinh Tai

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast thermally induced magnetic switching in synthetic ferrimagnets  

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Synthetic ferrimagnets are composite magnetic structures formed from two or more anti-ferromagnetically coupled magnetic sublattices with different magnetic moments. Here, we report on atomistic spin simulations of the laser-induced magnetization dynamics on such synthetic ferrimagnets and demonstrate that the application of ultrashort laser pulses leads to sub-picosecond magnetization dynamics and all-optical switching in a similar manner as in ferrimagnetic alloys. Moreover, we present the essential material properties for successful laser-induced switching, demonstrating the feasibility of using a synthetic ferrimagnet as a high density magnetic storage element without the need of a write field.

Evans, Richard F. L., E-mail: richard.evans@york.ac.uk; Ostler, Thomas A.; Chantrell, Roy W. [Department of Physics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD (United Kingdom); Radu, Ilie [Institut fr Methoden und Instrumentierung der Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fr Materialien und Energie GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Strae 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Rasing, Theo [Radboud University, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Heyendaalsewg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (Netherlands)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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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

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Upgrade of the Quench Protection Systems for the Superconducting Circuits of the LHC Machine at CERN: From Concept and Design to the First Operational Experience  

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Two events, occurring in 2008 during commissioning of the LHC circuits, lead to fundamental changes to the scope of circuit protection. The discovery of aperturesymmetric quenches and the accidental rupture at 9 kA of an interconnecting busbar resulted in an emergency program for development and implementation of new protection facilities. The new scheme comprises a distributed busbar supervision system with early warning capabilities based on high-precision splice resistance measurements and system interlocks for rapid deexcitation of the circuit in case of sudden splice resistance increase. The developed symmetric quench detectors are digital systems with radiation-resistant FPGA logic controllers, having magnet heater firing capabilities. This program successfully allowed a safe re-powering of the collider. The concept of the new electronics boards and the powering modules will be described. More than 14600 extra cables and 6000 new detector and control cards were added to the existing Quench Protection Sy...

Formenti, F; Coelingh, G J; Dahlerup-Petersen, K; Denz, R; Honma, A; Ravaioli, E; Schmidt, R; Siemko, A; Steckert, J; Feher, S; Flora, R H; Pfeffer, H

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z