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Next Generation Inverter | Department of Energy  

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

and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting ape040smith2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Next Generation Inverter Vehicle Technologies...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Next Generation Inverter  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation given by General Motors at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about next generation inverter.

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The minimal number of generators of an invertible ideal  

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The minimal number of generators of an invertible ideal Bruce Olberding1 and Moshe Roitman2 1 New of an integral ideal). We denote the minimal number of generators of an ideal I of R by R(I). If R is a Dedekind ideal I; moreover, I is strongly 2- generated, in the sense that one of the generators can

Olberding, Bruce

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Capacitor Voltage Control in a Cascaded Multilevel Inverter as a Static Var Generator  

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1 Capacitor Voltage Control in a Cascaded Multilevel Inverter as a Static Var Generator M. Li, J. N for a cascaded multilevel inverter to be used for static var compensation. Index Terms-- Multilevel Inverter, Static Var Generator (SVG), Cascade inverter. I. INTRODUCTION Multilevel inverters have gained much

Tolbert, Leon M.

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Lower-Temperature Invert Design For Diffusion Barrier  

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The objective of this analysis is to advance the state of the subsurface facilities design to primarily support the ''Yucca Mountain Science and Engineering Report'' (DOE 2001) and to also support the preparation and revision of System Description Document's Section 2 system descriptions (CRWMS M&O 2001, pp. 9 and 11). The results may also eventually support the License Application (CRWMS M&O 2001, p. 3). The Performance Assessment Department will be the primary user of the information generated and will be used in abstraction modeling for the lower-temperature scenario (CRWMS M&O 200 1, p. 27). This analysis will evaluate the invert relative to the lower- and higher-temperature conditions in accordance with the primary tasks below. Invert design is a major factor in allowing water entering the drift to pass freely and enter the drift floor without surface ponding and in limiting diffusive transport into the host rock. Specific cost effective designs will be conceptualized under the new lower-temperature conditions in this analysis. Interfacing activities and all aspects of Integrated Safety Management and Nuclear Culture principles are included in this work scope by adhering to the respective principles during this design activity and by incorporating safety into the design analysis (CRWMS M&O 2001, p. 8). Primary tasks of this analysis include identifying available design information from existing sources on the invert as a diffusive barrier, developing concepts that reduce the amount steel, and developing other design features that accommodate both lower- and higher-temperature operating modes (CRWMS M&O 2001, p.16).

Bruce Stanley

2001-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault response of inverter interfaced distributed generators in grid-connected applications  

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Abstract Inverter-interfaced distributed generation is prominent in some distribution networks because of the growth of PV and other new sources. In order to ensure that protection system design remains effective in this environment, it is essential to be able to accurately represent inverters in fault current calculations. Calculating the fault current contribution is complicated because of the nature of the transition into current limiting mode and because the current produced is a function of control choices as well as physical components. The desire is for a simple source plus impedance model for incorporation into network studies. Based on knowledge of the control strategy and the details of the method of current limiting, linear analytical equivalent models are proposed whose source and impedance values (at fundamental frequency) can be expressed as a function of the inverter's hardware parameters and controller gains. The dependence of the entry into current limit on the nature and location of other generators in the network leads to a proposal for a load flow based fault analysis incorporating the new models. This iteratively determines which inverter experiences current limiting. The proposed inverter fault models and their use in a network fault analysis have been verified against experimental results in a 3-inverter network.

Cornelis A. Plet; Timothy C. Green

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Origin-Dependent Inverted-Repeat Amplification: A Replication-Based Model for Generating Palindromic  

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Viewpoints Origin-Dependent Inverted-Repeat Amplification: A Replication-Based Model for Generating in different ways--for example, by end-to- end fusion at short inverted repeats, by non-allelic homologous, the specific class of amplicons that consists of interstitial inverted tripli- cations has no completely

Dunham, Maitreya

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PWM Inverter Output Filter Cost to Losses Trade Off and Optimal Design  

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PWM Inverter Output Filter Cost to Losses Trade Off and Optimal Design Robert J. Pasterczyk Jean--This paper describes how to design the output filter of a PWM inverter used in a Uninterruptible Power SupplyVA 3-ph. PWM inverter is taken as example. B. Design Constraints Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Analysis and Design of a Novel Three-Level LLCC Inverter Supplying an Airborne Piezoelectric  

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Analysis and Design of a Novel Three-Level LLCC Inverter Supplying an Airborne Piezoelectric Brake on the investigation of a novel single-phase three-level PWM inverter in the kW power range, feeding a high power multi suit best to the needs of ultrasonic motors has been conducted. A resonant inverter with LLCC

Paderborn, Universität

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Design considerations for inverters in fluid flow control  

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~ Load Curves Bed uo St" tc dead X Lo. S. at, c Head F joe ate Fig. 2. 5 System load curves with difl'erent static head. C. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Cost of a variable frequency drive is so moderate and the energy saving potential so great that many... Inverter This type of drive rectifies AC input power and delivers variable DC voltage to a section of the power conversion unit called the inverter section. The inverter section then inverts the variable voltage DC to variable voltage and frequency AC...

Guggari, Mallappa Ishwarappa

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Analysis of Positive-feedback-based Active Anti-islanding Schemes for Inverter-Based Distributed Generators  

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Recently proposed positive-feedback-based anti-islanding schemes (AI) are highly effective in preventing islanding without causing any degradation in power quality. This paper aims to analyze the performance of these schemes quantitatively in the context of the dynamic models of inverter-based distributed generators (DG). In this study, the characteristics of these active anti-islanding methods are discussed and design guidelines are derived.

Du, Pengwei; Aponte, Erick E.; Nelson, J. Keith

2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercialization of a 2.5kW Utility Interactive Inverter for Distributed Generation  

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Through this project, Advanced Energy Conversion (AEC) has developed, tested, refined and is preparing to commercialize a 2.5kW utility-interactive inverter system for distributed generation. The inverter technology embodies zero-voltage switching technology that will ultimately yield a system that is smaller, less expensive and more efficient than existing commercial technologies. This program has focused on commercial success through careful synthesis of technology, market-focus and business development. AEC was the primary participant. AEC is utilizing contract manufacturers in the early stages of production, allowing its technical staff to focus on quality control issues and product enhancements. The objective of this project was to bring the AEC inverter technology from its current pre-production state to a commercial product. Federal funds have been used to build and test production-intent inverters, support the implementation of the commercialization plan and bring the product to the point of UL certification.

Torrey, David A.

2006-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a Robust Digital Current Controller for a Grid Connected Interleaved Inverter  

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Design of a Robust Digital Current Controller for a Grid Connected Interleaved Inverter M. A for a three- phase voltage source grid-connected interleaved inverter. Each phase consists of 6 half small output filter capacitors are required which provide high impedance to grid voltage harmonics

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Autonomous Control of Inverter-Interfaced Distributed Generation Units for Harmonic Current Filtering and  

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Autonomous Control of Inverter-Interfaced Distributed Generation Units for Harmonic Current-interfaced Distributed Generation (DG) units, which can autonomously share harmonic currents and resonance damping, such that harmonic resonances and voltage distortions can be damped. To autonomously share harmonic currents, a droop

Chen, Zhe

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Definition: Inverter | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Inverter Inverter Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Inverter A device that converts direct current electricity to alternating current either for stand-alone systems or to supply power to an electricity grid.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A power inverter, or inverter, is an electrical power converter that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). The input voltage, output voltage, and frequency are dependent on design. Static inverters do not use moving parts in the conversion process. Some applications for inverters include converting high-voltage direct current electric utility line power to AC, and deriving AC from DC power sources such as batteries. Related Terms Direct current, Alternating current, Electric grid, Distributed generation, alternating current, electricity generation, power, fuel

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Design, implementation, and verification of a multipurpose, flexible, three-phase back-to-back voltage-source inverter  

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In this thesis, I designed, implemented, and verified a multi-purpose,three-phase back-to- back voltage source inverter for grid connected applications. This inverter features extensive hardware protection, opto-isolation ...

Chai, Elaina T

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis, Design, and Operation of a Spherical Inverted-F Antenna  

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This thesis presents the analysis, design, and fabrication of a spherical inverted-F antenna (SIFA). The SIFA consists of a spherically conformal rectangular patch antenna recessed into a quarter section of a metallic sphere. The sphere acts as a...

McDonald, Jacob J.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Realization of Autonomous Power CMOS Single Phase Inverter and Rectifier for Low Power Conditioning Applications  

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Design and Realization of Autonomous Power CMOS Single Phase Inverter and Rectifier for Low Power operate as an inverter or as a rectifier in a wide range of power flows and input voltages. Three of the inverter reaches up to 92% as a function of input voltage with these conditions. The second experimental

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Closed Loop Speed Control of Induction Generator with Scalar-control Inverters  

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Abstract A closed loop speed control for an induction generator is presented. The system was developed for a space vector modulation-voltage source inverter and the three-phase squirrel-cage induction generator to regulate speed and generator voltages with scalar control technique. The aim of this research was to a generated voltage with a constant speed at variable mechanical torque of prime mover. The simulation results show a good performance of the system can be achieved by the proposed speed controller.

Anaphat Upasan; Yuttana Kumsuwan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and development of a DC-DC converter for a fuel cell inverter system  

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This thesis outlines the design and development of a DC-DC converter for a fuel cell inverter application. The proposed DC-DC converter was designed and tested at Texas A&M to meet the specifications laid down for the '2001 Future Energy Challenge...

Gopinath, Rajesh

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A A L B O R G U N I V E R S I T Y Design of Inverters for the PHOTONERGY project  

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-Module is an electrical product and is the combination of a single module and a single power electronic inverter Solutions for Inverter W.4 Development And Simulation of New Topologies W.5 Selection of Topology W.6 Design: U:\\SolcelleInverter\\Word\\Design of DC-AC Inverter_04022003.doc Contact: M.Sc.E.E., Power Electronics

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Product Design for Energy: An Inverted Pyramid Approach  

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The product design function is important within the spectrum of the product life cycle. Manufacturing processes are likely to consume much energy, as evidenced in aluminum and steel industries. The product design parameters such as the material...

Gopalakrishnan, B.; Alkadi, N. M.; Plummer, R. W.

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Distributed voltage control strategy for LV networks with inverter-interfaced generators  

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Abstract Low voltage distribution networks are characterized by an ever growing diffusion of single and three phase distributed generators whose unregulated operation may deplete the power quality levels, in particular as regard voltage profiles and unbalances. This issue is at present under discussion by several national and international standardization bodies and the general trend is to require, for the new connections of generators to medium and low voltage grids, their participation to the reactive power network management. In this paper a novel strategy proposes to control the network voltage unbalance suitably for coordinating single and three-phase inverter interfaced embedded generators, concurrently with a local volt/var regulation action as foreseen by the new grid connection requirements. Simulations conducted on case study network representing a typical Italian 4-wire LV distribution system under different load/generation conditions, demonstrate that the coordinated action of single-phase and three-phase inverters may considerably reduce the degree of unbalance thus improving the network power quality levels.

R. Caldon; M. Coppo; R. Turri

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and implementation of a microgrid-capable solar inverter  

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The notion of a practical microgrid -- a small, interconnected system of generators and loads that operates both synchronously with a larger, centralized grid and isolated from the grid, autonomously -- has grown popular ...

Darcey, Gavin M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing inverted pendulum as a teaching tool for controller designs  

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in the history like ACSL(A Continuous simulation Language), MATRIX-x, MATLAB, SIMULINK, . . . , etc [18]. Those tools also gave facilities for modular modeling and simulation, they are very powerful and offering many different design possibilities. Here we... desired system poles' location. In Matlab, we can use the function place(A, B, new) to get the solution, where new is the vector of desired poles' location. 20 Four states are needed for our input command calculation, but just two of them (cart...

Lin, Han-Ming

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Controllable and Regulating Inverter | Open Energy Information  

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Controllable and Regulating Inverter Controllable and Regulating Inverter Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Controllable and Regulating Inverter Inverters are used to convert Direct Current (DC), the form of electricity produced by solar panels and batteries, to Alternating Current (AC), the form of electricity that comes from most wall plugs. A controllable/regulating inverter can adjust its output to help control voltage and power factor, enabling it to provide grid support. This is important because today, inverter standards are designed to prevent inverters from trying to regulate power beyond the point where they are connected to the grid.[1] Related Terms Direct Current, Alternating Current, electricity generation, inverter References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/controllable_and_regulating_inverter

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GCFR steam generator conceptual design  

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The gas-cooled fast reactor (GCFR) steam generators are large once-through heat exchangers with helically coiled tube bundles. In the GCFR demonstration plant, hot helium from the reactor core is passed through these units to produce superheated steam, which is used by the turbine generators to produce electrical power. The paper describes the conceptual design of the steam generator. The major components and functions of the design are addressed. The topics discussed are the configuration, operating conditions, design criteria, and the design verification and support programs.

Holm, R.A.; Elliott, J.P.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular Inverter for Advanced Control Applications In the fall of 2003, a team of graduate students was assembled to design and construct a  

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a set of well-documented inverters of various ratings capable of quickly implementing a new control-powernts2\\ece power design archives\\documents\\specification documents\\sd00004-001 modular inverter systemModular Inverter for Advanced Control Applications May 2006 In the fall of 2003, a team of graduate

Kimball, Jonathan W.

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The Impact of Irradiance Time Behaviors on Inverter Sizing and Design  

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events in which the photovoltaic (PV) array outputs more power than the rated power of the inverter of inverter. This implies that clear sky irradiance locations might have noticeably different power losses, the inverter can still handle full input power without derating. The research contributions of this paper

Lehman, Brad

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Real Time Selective Harmonic Minimization for Multilevel Inverters Connected to Solar Panels Using Artificial Neural Network Angle Generation  

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This work approximates the selective harmonic elimination problem using artificial neural networks (ANNs) to generate the switching angles in an 11-level full-bridge cascade inverter powered by five varying dc input sources. Each of the five full bridges of the cascade inverter was connected to a separate 195-W solar panel. The angles were chosen such that the fundamental was kept constant and the low-order harmonics were minimized or eliminated. A nondeterministic method is used to solve the system for the angles and to obtain the data set for the ANN training. The method also provides a set of acceptable solutions in the space where solutions do not exist by analytical methods. The trained ANN is a suitable tool that brings a small generalization effect on the angles' precision and is able to perform in real time (50-/60-Hz time window).

Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL; Ozpineci, Burak [ORNL; Filho, Faete [ORNL; Cao, Yue [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear Dynamics of a Flow-Focusing Bubble Generator: An Inverted Dripping Faucet  

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We describe the rich dynamic behaviorincluding period-doubling and period-halving bifurcations, intermittency, and chaosobserved in the breakup of an inviscid fluid in a coflowing, viscous liquid, both confined in a microfabricated flow-focusing geometry. Experimental observations support inertia-dominated dynamics of the interface, and suggest the possible similarity to the dynamics of a topologically inverted counterpart of this system, that is, a dripping faucet.

Piotr Garstecki; Michael J. Fuerstman; George M. Whitesides

2005-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Status and Needs of Power Electronics for Photovoltaic Inverters  

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Photovoltaics is the utility connected distributed energy resource (DER) that is in widespread use today. It has one element, the inverter, which is common with all DER sources except rotating generators. The inverter is required to transfer dc energy to ac energy. With all the DER technologies, (solar, wind, fuel cells, and microturbines) the inverter is still an immature product that will result in reliability problems in fielded systems. Today, the PV inverter is a costly and complex component of PV systems that produce ac power. Inverter MTFF (mean time to first failure) is currently unacceptable. Low inverter reliability contributes to unreliable fielded systems and a loss of confidence in renewable technology. The low volume of PV inverters produced restricts the manufacturing to small suppliers without sophisticated research and reliability programs or manufacturing methods. Thus, the present approach to PV inverter supply has low probability of meeting DOE reliability goals. DOE investments in power electronics are intended to address the reliability and cost of power electronics. This report details the progress of power electronics, identifies technologies that are in current use, and explores new approaches that can provide significant improvements in inverter reliability while leading to lower cost. A key element to improved inverter design is the systems approach to design. This approach includes a list of requirements for the product being designed and a preliminary requirements document is a part of this report. Finally, the design will be for a universal inverter that can be applied to several technologies. The objective of a universal inverter is to increase the quantity being manufactured so that mass-manufacturing techniques can be applied. The report includes the requirements and recommended design approaches for a new inverter with a ten-year mean time to first failure (MTFF) and with lower cost. This development will constitute a ''leap forward'' in capability that leverages emerging technologies and best manufacturing processes to produce a new, high reliability, inverter. The targeted inverter size is from two to ten kilowatts. The report is organized into four sections. A brief introduction by Sandia is followed by Section Two from Millennium Technologies (a company with UPS experience). Section Three is provided by Xantrex (a PV manufacturing company) and the University of Minnesota provided Section Four. This report is very detailed and provides inverter design information that is irrelevant to the layman. It is intended to be a comprehensive documentation of proven technology and the manufacturing skills required to produce a high reliability inverter. An accompanying report will provide a summary of the recommended approach for inverter development.

QIN, YU CHIN; MOHAN, NED; WEST, RICK; BONN, RUSSELL H.

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly-complex optical signal generation using electro-optical systems with non-linear, non-invertible transmission functions  

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We present a scheme whereby a static non-linear, non-invertible transmission function performed by the electro-optic Mach-Zehnder modulator produces highly complex optical chaos. The scheme allows the deterministic transformation of low-dimensional band-limited chaotic signals into much higher-dimensional structures with broadband spectra and without using any delay elements or feedback. Standard benchmark tests show that all the considered complexity indices are highly increased due to this transformation in a controlled fashion. This mechanism allows the design of simple optoelectronic delayed oscillators with extremely complex chaotic output.

Jos J. Surez-Vargas; Bicky A. Mrquez; Jorge A. Gonzlez

2012-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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An inverted pressurized water reactor design with twisted-tape swirl promoters  

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An Inverted Fuel Pressurized Water Reactor (IPWR) concept was previously investigated and developed by Paolo Ferroni at MIT with the effort to improve the power density and capacity of current PWRs by modifying the core ...

Nguyen, Nghia T. (Nghia Tat)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Inverter Technology for High Penetration Levels of PV Generation in Distribution Systems  

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This subcontract report was completed under the auspices of the NREL/SCE High-Penetration Photovoltaic (PV) Integration Project, which is co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment (RD&D) program funded by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) and managed by Itron. This project is focused on modeling, quantifying, and mitigating the impacts of large utility-scale PV systems (generally 1-5 MW in size) that are interconnected to the distribution system. This report discusses the concerns utilities have when interconnecting large PV systems that interconnect using PV inverters (a specific application of frequency converters). Additionally, a number of capabilities of PV inverters are described that could be implemented to mitigate the distribution system-level impacts of high-penetration PV integration. Finally, the main issues that need to be addressed to ease the interconnection of large PV systems to the distribution system are presented.

Schauder, C.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Modular Inverter Technology Development  

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Electric and hybrid-electric vehicle systems require an inverter to convert the direct current (DC) output of the energy generation/storage system (engine, fuel cells, or batteries) to the alternating current (AC) that vehicle propulsion motors use. Vehicle support systems, such as lights and air conditioning, also use the inverter AC output. Distributed energy systems require an inverter to provide the high quality AC output that energy system customers demand. Today's inverters are expensive due to the cost of the power electronics components, and system designers must also tailor the inverter for individual applications. Thus, the benefits of mass production are not available, resulting in high initial procurement costs as well as high inverter maintenance and repair costs. Electricore, Inc. (www.electricore.org) a public good 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit advanced technology development consortium assembled a highly qualified team consisting of AeroVironment Inc. (www.aerovironment.com) and Delphi Automotive Systems LLC (Delphi), (www.delphi.com), as equal tiered technical leads, to develop an advanced, modular construction, inverter packaging technology that will offer a 30% cost reduction over conventional designs adding to the development of energy conversion technologies for crosscutting applications in the building, industry, transportation, and utility sectors. The proposed inverter allows for a reduction of weight and size of power electronics in the above-mentioned sectors and is scalable over the range of 15 to 500kW. The main objective of this program was to optimize existing AeroVironment inverter technology to improve power density, reliability and producibility as well as develop new topology to reduce line filter size. The newly developed inverter design will be used in automotive and distribution generation applications. In the first part of this program the high-density power stages were redesigned, optimized and fabricated. One of the main tasks was to design and validate new gate drive circuits to provide the capability of high temp operation. The new power stages and controls were later validated through extensive performance, durability and environmental tests. To further validate the design, two power stages and controls were integrated into a grid-tied load bank test fixture, a real application for field-testing. This fixture was designed to test motor drives with PWM output up to 50kW. In the second part of this program the new control topology based on sub-phases control and interphase transformer technology was successfully developed and validated. The main advantage of this technology is to reduce magnetic mass, loss and current ripple. This report summarizes the results of the advanced modular inverter technology development and details: (1) Power stage development and fabrication (2) Power stage validation testing (3) Grid-tied test fixture fabrication and initial testing (4) Interphase transformer technology development

Adam Szczepanek

2006-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Expressive Design Tools: Procedural Content Generation for Game Designers  

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a level generator that creates long, linear levels designedThe generator is biased towards creating more linear levels,The generator is biased towards creating more linear levels,

Smith, Gillian Margaret

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Order Decentralized Stabilizing Controller Design for a Mobile Inverted Pendulum Robot  

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model is based on a form of an inverted pendulum and the robot was constructed into a mechanical system a schematic using Newton's laws of motion (e.g., [3]). The system has six states describing its motion-axis characterized by the yaw angle and yaw velocity . Any motion about the x-axis is considered negligible

Gundes, A. N.

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Bioinspired bubble design for particle generation  

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...Reports 1004 18 23 131 Bioinspired bubble design for particle generation Oguzhan...generate homogeneous particles from a bubble suspension, with the capability to control loading and the structure of bubbles. Ideally, a process such as this...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of a digital signal processing (DSP) boost inverter for fuel cell energy generation.  

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??This thesis investigates and implements the use of a microprocessor called Digital Signal Processors (DSP) as a controller in the design of a low power (more)

Claveria, Joevis J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Micro-grid operation of inverter based distributed generation with voltage and frequency dependent loads  

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Distribution systems are experiencing increasing penetration of distributed generation (DG). One attractive option is to use the available DG capacity during utility outages by forming planned micro-grids. Load sharing ...

Zeineldin, H. H.

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invert(ed) (oil) emulsion (drilling) mud  

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invert(ed) (oil) emulsion (drilling) mud, water-in-oil (drilling) mud ? Wasser-in-l-(Bohr)...m, (f)

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Second-generation heliostat detail design report  

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An overview of the Second Generation heliostat design is provided, including a summary of the compliance of the design to the key heliostat requirements. The heliostat hardware is described. The requirements, the hardware and software design used to fulfill these requirements and the analysis and test used to evaluate related performance are presented. The technical feasibility and potential cost savings of a variety of automated mirror inspection techniques are assessed. The installation process design, applicable to both the test units and production, is described. The current maintenance process design is described for the production program. (LEW)

Knowles, R.K.

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Next Generation Inverter  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Invert Recommendations The Invert project  

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­ Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency, Poland - FhG-ISI ­ Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany Contact/Information: Lukas.Kranzl@tuwien.ac.at www.invert.at Imprint: Energy

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Real Time Selective Harmonic Minimization for Multilevel Inverters Connected to Solar Panels Using Artificial Neural Network Angle Generation  

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Real Time Selective Harmonic Minimization for Multilevel Inverters Connected to Solar Panels Using varying DC input sources. Five 195 W solar panels were used as the DC source for each full bridge cells or solar panels and will consequently bring a voltage unbalance depending on the system dynamics

Tolbert, Leon M.

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Next-generation dialyser design using sustainable design methods  

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Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) is used to understand the holistic flow of energy and materials throughout a product's life. As part of a comprehensive approach to design next-generation dialysers, we performed a LCA of an Optiflux F180NR dialyser. Combining LCA insights with a functional analysis of each product component, we analysed which components could be improved most effectively. Determining that the polycarbonate housing was the optimal area of focus, we used SolidWorks and COSMOSWorks to test, in-silico, the strength of various reduced-weight housing designs. The final design weighed 17% less than the original without a significant loss in strength.

Jacob Hanson; Robert Hitchcock

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Second Generation Waste Package Design Study  

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The following describes the objectives of Project Activity 023 Second Generation Waste Package Design Study under DOE Cooperative Agreement DE-FC28-04RW12232. The objectives of this activity are: to review the current YMP baseline environment and establish corrosion testenvironments representative of the range of dry to intermittently wet conditions expected in the drifts as a function of time; to demonstrate the oxidation and corrosion resistance of A588 weathering steel and reference Alloy 22 samples in the representative dry to intermittently dry conditions; and to evaluate backfill and design features to improve the thermal performance analyses of the proposed second-generation waste packages using existing models developed at the University of Nevada, Reno(UNR). The work plan for this project activity consists of three major tasks: Task 1. Definition of expected worst-case environments (humidity, liquid composition and temperature) at waste package outer surfaces as a function of time, and comparison with environments defined in the YMP baseline; Task 2. Oxidation and corrosion tests of proposed second-generation outer container material; and Task 3. Second Generation waste package thermal analyses. Full funding was not provided for this project activity.

Armijo, J.S.; Misra, M.; Kar, Piyush

2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Power inverters  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Power inverters include a frame and a power module. The frame has a sidewall including an opening and defining a fluid passageway. The power module is coupled to the frame over the opening and includes a substrate, die, and an encasement. The substrate includes a first side, a second side, a center, an outer periphery, and an outer edge, and the first side of the substrate comprises a first outer layer including a metal material. The die are positioned in the substrate center and are coupled to the substrate first side. The encasement is molded over the outer periphery on the substrate first side, the substrate second side, and the substrate outer edge and around the die. The encasement, coupled to the substrate, forms a seal with the metal material. The second side of the substrate is positioned to directly contact a fluid flowing through the fluid passageway.

Miller, David H. (Redondo Beach, CA); Korich, Mark D. (Chino Hills, CA); Smith, Gregory S. (Woodland Hills, CA)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Control of PV Solar and Wind Farm Inverters as STATCOM for Increasing Connectivity of Distributed Generators.  

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??The integration of distributed generators (DGs) such as wind farms and PV solar farms in distribution networks is getting severely constrained due to problems of (more)

AC, Mahendra

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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boolean queries Inverted index  

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boolean queries Inverted index query processing Query optimization boolean model September 9, 2014 1 / 39 #12;boolean queries Inverted index query processing Query optimization Outline 1 boolean queries 2 Inverted index 3 query processing 4 Query optimization 2 / 39 #12;boolean queries Inverted index

Lu, Jianguo

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Multilevel Inverters for Electric Vehicle Applications  

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This paper presents multilevel inverters as an application for all-electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) motor drives. Diode-clamped inverters and cascaded H-bridge inverters, (1) can generate near-sinusoidal voltages with only fundamental frequency switching; (2) have almost no electromagnetic interference (EMI) and common-mode voltage; and (3) make an EV more accessible/safer and open wiring possible for most of an EV'S power system. This paper explores the benefits and discusses control schemes of the cascade inverter for use as an EV motor drive or a parallel HEV drive and the diode-clamped inverter as a series HEV motor drive. Analytical, simulated, and experimental results show the superiority of these multilevel inverters for this new niche.

Habetler, T.G.; Peng, F.Z.; Tolbert, L.M.

1998-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating Implications for Design through Design Research Lancaster University  

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Keywords H.5.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI): Miscellaneous. General Terms Design

Mankoff, Jennifer

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Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

New p-type and n-type multiple-rattler skutterudite thermoelectric materials design, synthesis, fabrication, and characterization for power generation using vehicle exhaust waste heat.

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Bioinspired bubble design for particle generation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...be made to serve as a platform for particle generation...the incorporation of chemical or biological media...cavities by a low-cost chemical foaming process (CFP...be made to serve as a platform for particle generation...the incorporation of chemical or biological media...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized Triple-Junction Solar Cells Using Inverted Metamorphic Approach (Presentation)  

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Record efficiencies with triple-junction inverted metamorphic designs, modeling useful to optimize, and consider operating conditions before choosing design.

Geisz, J. F.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Next Generation CANDU Technology: Competitive Design for the Nuclear Renaissance  

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AECL has developed the design for a next generation of CANDU{sup R} plants by marrying a set of enabling technologies to well-established successful CANDU features. The basis for the design is to replicate or adapt existing CANDU components for a new core design. By adopting slightly enriched uranium fuel, a core design with light water coolant, heavy water moderator and reflector has been defined, based on the existing CANDU fuel channel module. This paper summarizes the main features and characteristics of the reference next-generation CANDU design. The progress of the next generation of CANDU design program in meeting challenging cost, schedule and performance targets is described. AECL's cost reduction methodology is summarized as an integral part of the design optimization process. Examples are given of cost reduction features together with enhancement of design margins. (authors)

Hopwood, J.M.; Hedges, K.R.; Pakan, M. [Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Ontario (Canada)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Closer Look at Security in Random Number Generators Design  

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A Closer Look at Security in Random Number Generators Design Viktor Fischer Laboratoire Hubert of random number generation is crucial for the im- plementation of cryptographic systems. Random numbers are often used in key generation processes, authentication protocols, zeroknowledge pro- tocols, padding

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Experimental Investigation of Microwave Vulnerabilities in CMOS Inverters  

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Experimental Investigation of Microwave Vulnerabilities in CMOS Inverters Agis A. Iliadis effects on single CMOS inverters, the fundamental building block of logic ICs, consisting of an NMOS and a PMOS transistor. The inverters were designed in our group and fabricated in the AMI-1.5µm MOSIS line

Anlage, Steven

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Green Power Inverter Prvningsrapport  

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Green Power Inverter Prøvningsrapport SolenergiCentret Søren Poulsen Ivan Katic Oktober 2004 #12;Green Power Inverter målerapport.doc SolenergiCentret - 04-03-2005 2 Forord Nærværende rapport indeholder Teknologisk Instituts bidrag til målinger i forbindelse med PSO projektet "Green Power Inverter

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Industry Participation Sought for Design of Next Generation Nuclear Plant |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Industry Participation Sought for Design of Next Generation Nuclear Industry Participation Sought for Design of Next Generation Nuclear Plant Industry Participation Sought for Design of Next Generation Nuclear Plant June 29, 2006 - 2:41pm Addthis Gen IV Reactor Capable of Producing Electricity and/or Hydrogen WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking expressions of interest from prospective industry teams interested in participating in the development and conceptual design for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP), a very high temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactor prototype with the capability to produce process heat, electricity and/or hydrogen. The very high temperature reactor is based on research and development activities supported by DOE's Generation IV nuclear energy systems initiative.

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Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings  

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Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings Speaker(s): Maria Luisa de Oliveira Gama Caldas Date: March 15, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Paul Mathew Generative Design Systems (GDS) represent a step beyond parametric models, integrating design goals, building simulations and shape generation. In this seminar, present and future research projects on the application of different GDS to low-energy buildings are discussed. The software GENE_ARCH integrates energy simulations with multicriteria search methods such as pareto genetic algorithms, to locate acceptable alternatives that move the current design towards performance goals set by the user. DIVA, a system that integrates parametric geometrical modeling with Radiance, Daysim and

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Design and development of thermoelectric generator  

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In this paper we discuss the fabrication, working and characteristics of a thermoelectric generator made up of p and n type semiconductor materials. The device consists of Fe{sub 0.2}Co{sub 3.8}Sb{sub 11.5}Te{sub 0.5} (zT = 1.04 at 818 K) as the n-type and Zn4Sb3 (zT=0.8 at 550 K) as the p-type material synthesized by vacuum hot press method. Carbon paste has been used to join the semiconductor legs to metal (Molybdenum) electrodes to reduce the contact resistance. The multi-couple (4 legs) generator results a maximum output power of 1.083 mW at a temperature difference of 240 K between the hot and cold sides. In this investigation, an I-V characteristic, maximum output power of the thermoelectric module is presented. The efficiency of thermoelectric module is obtained as ? = 0.273 %.

Prem Kumar, D. S., E-mail: rcmallik@physics.iisc.ernet.in; Mahajan, Ishan Vardhan, E-mail: rcmallik@physics.iisc.ernet.in; Anbalagan, R., E-mail: rcmallik@physics.iisc.ernet.in; Mallik, Ramesh Chandra, E-mail: rcmallik@physics.iisc.ernet.in [Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Designs for High Levels of Variable Generation: Preprint  

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Variable renewable generation is increasing in penetration in modern power systems, leading to higher variability in the supply and price of electricity as well as lower average spot prices. This raises new challenges, particularly in ensuring sufficient capacity and flexibility from conventional technologies. Because the fixed costs and lifetimes of electricity generation investments are significant, designing markets and regulations that ensure the efficient integration of renewable generation is a significant challenge. This papers reviews the state of play of market designs for high levels of variable generation in the United States and Europe and considers new developments in both regions.

Milligan, M.; Holttinen, H.; Kiviluoma, J.; Orths, A.; Lynch, M.; Soder, L.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of the Pluto Event Generator  

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We present the design of the simulation package Pluto, aimed at the study of hadronic interactions at SIS and FAIR energies. Its main mission is to offer a modular framework with an object-oriented structure, thereby making additions such as new particles, decays of resonances, new models up to modules for entire changes easily applicable. Overall consistency is ensured by a plugin- and distribution manager. Particular features are the support of a modular structure for physics process descriptions, and the possibility to access the particle stream for on-line modifications. Additional configuration and self-made classes can be attached by the user without re-compiling the package, which makes Pluto extremely configurable.

I. Froehlich; T. Galatyuk; R. Holzmann; J. Markert; B. Ramstein; P. Salabura; J. Stroth

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2013 Outdoor Winners  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The 2013 winners in the outdoor category of the Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Design Competition were announced at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, CA.

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Towards modelling and design of magnetostrictive electric generators  

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The paper deals with application of giant magnetostrictive materials for power harvesting from vibration. Mathematical modelling and design of magnetostrictive electric generators (MEG) are considered. The mathematical model, original MEG and test rig ... Keywords: Electric generator, Magnetostriction, Modelling, Power harvesting, Terfenol-D, Vibration, Villari effect

Viktor Berbyuk; Jayesh Sodhani

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Micro-turbo-generator design and fabrication: A preliminary study  

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The size and weight of portable electronic products are often dictated by the physical characteristics of the power supply system. The design of energy storage systems is therefore critical to market competitiveness. An alternative to energy storage is proposed in this paper which relies on a very small power generation system which converts a pressure difference in a gas into electrical power: a micro-turbo-generator. The design of the micro-turbo-generator involved combining two very different machines, a micro-generator and a micro-turbine, into a single device which could be fabricated within the constraints of current microelectronic processing techniques. Research into power generation on the micro-scale has begun to take place in the form of electromagnetic micro-motor design and fabrication. These variable reluctance machines can be transformed into power generation devices by implementing accurate rotor position sensing, high-speed current switching and a means for inducing rotor motion. This leads to the implementation of a switched reluctance generator, which is well-understood on the macro-scale but has not been attempted on the micro-scale. The most significant hurdle facing researchers is the task of coupling a prime mover, such as a micro-turbine, to the rotor of a power generation device efficiently and effectively while maintaining relative simplicity in the fabrication procedures. The design presented here offers a potential solution to this problem.

Wiegele, T.G. [Advanced Custom Technologies, Mesa, AZ (United States). Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Supporting Creative Concept Generation by Engineering Students with Biomimetic Design  

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Supporting Creative Concept Generation by Engineering Students with Biomimetic Design Hyunmin the analogical transfer tools we developed affected engineering students in generating creative concepts. We of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto 5 King's College Road, Toronto, ON, M5S 3G8

Shu, Lily H.

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An amorphous alloy core medium frequency magnetic-link for medium voltage photovoltaic inverters  

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The advanced magnetic materials with high saturation flux density and low specific core loss have led to the development of an efficient compact and lightweight multiple-input multiple-output medium frequency magnetic-link. It offers a new route to eliminate some critical limitations of recently proposed medium voltage photovoltaic inverters. In this paper a medium frequency magnetic-link is developed with Metglas amorphous alloy 2605S3A. The common magnetic-link generates isolated and balanced multiple DC supplies for all of the H-bridge inverter cells of the medium voltage inverter. The design and implementation of the prototype test platform and the experimental test results are analyzed and discussed. The medium frequency non-sinusoidal excitation electromagnetic characteristics of alloy 2605S3A are also compared with that of alloy 2605SA1. It is expected that the proposed new technology will have great potential for future renewable power generation systems and smart grid applications.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INVERTIBLE FILTER BANKS ON THE 2-SPHERE B.T. Thomas Yeo Wanmei Ou Polina Golland  

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INVERTIBLE FILTER BANKS ON THE 2-SPHERE B.T. Thomas Yeo Wanmei Ou Polina Golland Computer Science to the sphere, many key challenges remain. In this paper, we develop conditions for the invertibility be incorpo- rated into the design of self-invertible axis-symmetric wavelets. Self- invertibility

Golland, Polina

72

Design Method and Automation of Comparator Generation for Flash A/D Converter  

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processing system demands high- speed operation and less power consumption. A new flash ADC design. The threshold inverter quantization (TIQ) based A/D converters require 2n , 1 comparators, each one different, 3] rate. It consumes more power and occupies larger chip area in comparison to the other types

Choi, Kyusun

73

Invertible Darboux Transformations  

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For operators of many different kinds it has been proved that (generalized) Darboux transformations can be built using so called Wronskian formulae. Such Darboux transformations are not invertible in the sense that the corresponding mappings of the operator kernels are not invertible. The only known invertible ones were Laplace transformations (and their compositions), which are special cases of Darboux transformations for hyperbolic bivariate operators of order 2. In the present paper we find a criteria for a bivariate linear partial differential operator of an arbitrary order d to have an invertible Darboux transformation. We show that Wronkian formulae may fail in some cases, and find sufficient conditions for such formulae to work.

Ekaterina Shemyakova

2013-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Outline Inverted File Building Compression for Inverted Files Building and Compression Techniques for Inverted  

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Outline Inverted File Building Compression for Inverted Files Building and Compression Techniques for Inverted Files Roi Blanco Dpt. Computing Science, University of A Coruna December 13, 2005 Roi Blanco Building and Compression Techniques for Inverted Files #12;Outline Inverted File Building Compression

Barreiro, Alvaro

75

Generation III reactors safety requirements and the design solutions  

SciTech Connect

Nuclear energy's public acceptance, and hence its development, depends on its safety. As a reactor designer, we will first briefly remind the basic safety principles of nuclear reactors' design. We will then show how the industry, and in particular Areva with its EPR, made design evolution in the wake of the Three Miles Island accident in 1979. In particular, for this new generation of reactors, severe accidents are taken into account beyond the standard design basis accidents. Today, Areva's EPR meets all so-called 'generation III' safety requirements and was licensed by several nuclear safety authorities in the world. Many innovative solutions are integrated in the EPR, some of which will be introduced here.

Felten, P. [Areva NP (France)

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Next Generation Drivetrain: Mechanical Design and Test Plan (Poster)  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy and industry partners are sponsoring a $3m project for design and testing of a 'Next Generation' wind turbine drivetrain at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This poster focuses on innovative aspects of the gearbox design, completed as part of an end-to-end systems engineering approach incorporating innovations that increase drivetrain reliability, efficiency, torque density and minimize capital cost.

Keller, J.; Halse, C.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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13 - Generation IV reactor designs, operation and fuel cycle  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract: This chapter looks at Generation IV nuclear reactors, such as the very high-temperature reactor (VHTR), the supercritical water reactor (SCWR), the molten salt reactor (MSR), the sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR), the lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR) and the gas-cooled fast reactor (GFR). Reactor designs and fuel cycles are also described.

N. Cerullo; G. Lomonaco

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nicole Lambiase: Aspiring Astronaut Turned Next-generation Car Designer |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Nicole Lambiase: Aspiring Astronaut Turned Next-generation Car Nicole Lambiase: Aspiring Astronaut Turned Next-generation Car Designer Nicole Lambiase: Aspiring Astronaut Turned Next-generation Car Designer January 7, 2010 - 4:05pm Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Nicole Lambiase grew up near Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center where she attended space shuttle launches, dreamed of the stars and had hopes of becoming an astronaut. In 2004, Nicole's dreams advanced as she began the aeronautical engineering program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Even though Nicole thrived in the program, she quickly discovered this path would more likely lead her to driving a computer rather than a space module. So Nicole made a leap of faith and switched to the newly-formed mechanical

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Lightweight PV Inverters: Dual Bi-Directional IGBTs Modules Enables Breakthrough PV Inverter Using Current Modulation Topology  

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Solar ADEPT Project: PV inverters convert DC power generated by modules into usable AC power. IPCs initial 30kW 94lb. PV inverter reduces the weight of comparable 30kW PV inverters by 90%reducing the cost of materials, manufacturing, shipping, and installation. With ARPA-E support, new bi-directional silicon power switches will be developed, commercialized, and utilized in IPCs next-generation PV inverter. With these components, IPC will produce 100kW inverters that weight less than 100lb., reducing the weight of conventional 3,000lb. 100kW inverters by more than 95%. The new power switches will cut IPCs $/W manufacturing cost in half, as well as further reduce indirect shipping and installation costs.

None

2012-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverted gravity, not inverted shape impairs biological motion perception  

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Inverted gravity, not inverted shape impairs biological motion perception Nikolaus Trojetroje. Scrambling should therefore impair perception even more than inversion. Upright and inverted scrambled motion). Is the cause of the inversion effect inverted gravity? If this is the case upright scrambled motion should

Troje, Nikolaus

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Steam generator design considerations for modular HTGR plant  

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Studies are in progress to develop a standard High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) plant design that is amenable to serial production and is licensable. Based on the results of trade studies performed in the DOE-funded HTGR program, activities are being focused to emphasize a modular concept based on a 350 MW(t) annular reactor core with prismatic fuel elements. Utilization of a multiplicity of the standard module affords flexibility in power rating for utility electricity generation. The selected modular HTGR concept has the reactor core and heat transport systems housed in separate steel vessels. This paper highlights the steam generator design considerations for the reference plant, and includes a discussion of the major features of the heat exchanger concept and the technology base existing in the US.

McDonald, C.F.; DeFur, D.D.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Does the world need yet another solar inverter concept? Intermediate size inverters have grown; now there is a  

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of the inverter with respect to the economics of solar generated electricity. Nextronex Energy Systems LLC, formed and specifiers, and concluded that the world would benefit from yet another solar inverter concept, one that we a critical interest in the revenue stream, uptime, and operation and maintenance cost of solar projects

King, Roger

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Generation of energy-efficient architecture solutions applying GENE_ARCH: An evolution-based generative design system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

As the field of design automation and generative design systems (GDS) evolve, more emphasis is placed on issues of design evaluation. This paper focus on the presentation of different applications of GENE_ARCH, an evolution-based GDS aimed at helping ... Keywords: Bioclimatic architecture, Design automation, Embodied energy, Energy efficiency, Generative design systems, Genetic algorithms, Life-cycle analysis, Pareto multicriteria optimization, Sustainable construction

Luisa Caldas

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INVERTIBLE SUBSTITUTIONS WITH A COMMON PERIODIC HUI RAO AND ZHI-YING WEN  

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INVERTIBLE SUBSTITUTIONS WITH A COMMON PERIODIC POINT HUI RAO AND ZHI-YING WEN Abstract. We characterize the invertible substitutions over a two-letter alphabet which share a common periodic point (or for some n 1. A substitution is said invertible if it is an automorphism of the free group F generated

Rao, Hui

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Advanced Inverter Functions to Support High Levels of Distributed Solar: Policy and Regulatory Considerations (Brochure)  

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This paper explains how advanced inverter functions (sometimes called 'smart inverters') contribute to the integration of high levels of solar PV generation onto the electrical grid and covers the contributions of advanced functions to maintaining grid stability. Policy and regulatory considerations associated with the deployment of advanced inverter functions are also introduced.

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2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Preliminary Performance Tests of the Westinghouse Electrostatic Generator  

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Design and performance characteristics of the Westinghouse electrostatic generator are discussed. Steady voltages of 1.3 Mv at atmospheric pressure and up to a maximum to date of 3.7 Mv at about 75 lb./sq. in. have been used to accelerate hydrogen ions. The maximum steady voltage is limited mainly by sparking along the belts. The voltage remains constant to within 0.5 percent for observing times of several minutes, and at times to within 0.2 percent for a half-minute or so.

W. H. Wells; R. O. Haxby; W. E. Stephens; W. E. Shoupp

1940-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Reactor Subassembly Design Modifications for Increasing Electricity Generation Efficiency  

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Suggested for Track 7: Advances in Reactor Core Design and In-Core Management _____________________________________________________________________________________ Fast Reactor Subassembly Design Modifications for Increasing Electricity Generation Efficiency R. Wigeland and K. Hamman Idaho National Laboratory Given the ability of fast reactors to effectively transmute the transuranic elements as are present in spent nuclear fuel, fast reactors are being considered as one element of future nuclear power systems to enable continued use and growth of nuclear power by limiting high-level waste generation. However, a key issue for fast reactors is higher electricity cost relative to other forms of nuclear energy generation. The economics of the fast reactor are affected by the amount of electric power that can be produced from a reactor, i.e., the thermal efficiency for electricity generation. The present study is examining the potential for fast reactor subassembly design changes to improve the thermal efficiency by increasing the average coolant outlet temperature without increasing peak temperatures within the subassembly, i.e., to make better use of current technology. Sodium-cooled fast reactors operate at temperatures far below the coolant boiling point, so that the maximum coolant outlet temperature is limited by the acceptable peak temperatures for the reactor fuel and cladding. Fast reactor fuel subassemblies have historically been constructed using a large number of small diameter fuel pins contained within a tube of hexagonal cross-section, or hexcan. Due to this design, there is a larger coolant flow area next to the hexcan wall as compared to flow area in the interior of the subassembly. This results in a higher flow rate near the hexcan wall, overcooling the fuel pins next to the wall, and a non-uniform coolant temperature distribution. It has been recognized for many years that this difference in sodium coolant temperature was detrimental to achieving greater thermal efficiency, since it causes the fuel pins in the center of the subassembly to operate at higher temperatures than those near the hexcan walls, and it is the temperature limit(s) for those fuel pins that limits the average coolant outlet temperature. Fuel subassembly design changes are being investigated using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to quantify the effect that the design changes have on reducing the intra-subassembly coolant flow and temperature distribution. Simulations have been performed for a 19-pin test subassembly geometry using typical fuel pin diameters and wire wrap spacers. The results have shown that it may be possible to increase the average coolant outlet temperature by 20 C or more without changing the peak temperatures within the subassembly. These design changes should also be effective for reactor designs using subassemblies with larger numbers of fuel pins. R. Wigeland, Idaho National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1625, Mail Stop 3860, Idaho Falls, ID, U.S.A., 83415-3860 email roald.wigeland@inl.gov fax (U.S.) 208-526-2930

R. Wigeland; K. Hamman

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Research of Non-isolated Photovolatic Grid-connected Inverter Based on DSP&ARM  

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Implementation scheme of non-isolated photovolatic grid-connected inverter based on DSP & ARM is proposed in the paper. The structure and principle of non-isolated grid-connected inverter is introduced. The design of hardware and software system based ... Keywords: non-isolated, grid-connected inverte, deadbeat control, MPPT

Zhang Xiaoli; Xue Jiaxiang; Liang Yongquan; Cui Longbin

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LLCC-PWM Inverter for Driving High-Power Piezoelectric Actuators  

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LLCC-PWM Inverter for Driving High-Power Piezoelectric Actuators Rongyuan Li, Norbert Fröhleke LLCC-PWM inverter is presented for driving ultrasonic high power piezoelectric actuators. The proposed system of a pulse- width modulated inverter and LLCC-type filter is designed in a way to reduce the total

Paderborn, Universität

90

Nonlinear DSTATCOM controller design for distribution network with distributed generation to enhance voltage stability  

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Nonlinear DSTATCOM controller design for distribution network with distributed generation Accepted 19 June 2013 Keywords: Distributed generation Distribution network DSATACOM Partial feedback connected to a distribution network with distributed generation (DG) to regulate the line voltage

Pota, Himanshu Roy

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Non-invertible transformations and spatiotemporal randomness  

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We generalize the exact solution to the Bernoulli shift map. Under certain conditions, the generalized functions can produce unpredictable dynamics. We use the properties of the generalized functions to show that certain dynamical systems can generate random dynamics. For instance, the chaotic Chua's circuit coupled to a circuit with a non-invertible I-V characteristic can generate unpredictable dynamics. In general, a nonperiodic time-series with truncated exponential behavior can be converted into unpredictable dynamics using non-invertible transformations. Using a new theoretical framework for chaos and randomness, we investigate some classes of coupled map lattices. We show that, in some cases, these systems can produce completely unpredictable dynamics. In a similar fashion, we explain why some wellknown spatiotemporal systems have been found to produce very complex dynamics in numerical simulations. We discuss real physical systems that can generate random dynamics.

J. A. Gonzalez; A. J. Moreno; L. E. Guerrero

2006-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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EMPLACEMENT DRIFT INVERT-LOW STEEL EVALUATION  

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This technical report evaluates and develops options for reducing the amount of steel in the emplacement drift invert. Concepts developed in the ''Invert Configuration and Drip Shield Interface'' were evaluated to determine material properties required for the proposed invert concepts. Project requirements documents prescribe the use of a carbon steel frame for the invert with a granular material of crushed tuff as ballast. The ''Invert Configuration and Drip Shield Interface'' developed three concepts: (1) All-Ballast Invert; (2) Modified Steel Invert with Ballast; and (3) Steel Tie with Ballast Invert. Analysis of the steel frame members, runway beams, and guide beams, for the modified steel invert with ballast, decreased the quantity of steel in the emplacement drift invert, however a substantial steel support frame for the gantry and waste package/pallet assembly is still required. Use of one of the other two concepts appears to be an alternative to the steel frame and each of the concepts uses considerably less steel materials. Analysis of the steel tie with ballast invert shows that the bearing pressure on the ballast under the single steel tie, C 9 x 20, loaded with the waste package/pallet assembly, drip shield, and backfill exceeds the upper bound of the allowable bearing capacity for tuff used in this study. The single tie, C 10 x 20, will also fail for the same loading condition except for the tie length of 4.2 meters and longer. Analysis also shows that with two ties, C 9 or 10 x 20's, the average ballast pressure is less than the allowable bearing capacity. Distributing the waste package/pallet, drip shield, and backfill loads to two steel ties reduces the contact bearing pressure. Modifying the emplacement pallet end beams to a greater width, reducing the tie spacing, and increasing the width of the ties would ensure that the pallet beams are always supported by two steel ties. Further analysis is required to determine compatible tie size and spacing and pallet beam width. Testing is also required to determine the bearing capacity of the tuff materials. Analysis of the all-ballast invert shows that the waste package/pallet assembly, as currently designed, can be supported by the compacted crushed tuff. The drip shield and related backfill loads cannot be supported by the compacted crushed tuff because of the narrow base angle that currently supports the drip shield. Increasing the width of the base angle of the drip shield will better distribute the drip shield and backfill load to the compacted crushed tuff. Testing is required to determine the bearing capacity of the tuff materials. Emplacement/retrieval equipment will also require analysis and development to be compatible with the all-ballast invert.

M. E. Taylor and D. H. Tang

2000-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Small Wind Turbine Generators: Design of a Driving Dynamometer Stephen Rehmeyer Pepe  

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Testing Small Wind Turbine Generators: Design of a Driving Dynamometer by Stephen Rehmeyer Pepe Sc, Berkeley Spring 2007 #12;Testing Small Wind Turbine Generators: Design of a Driving Dynamometer Copyright c 2007 by Stephen Rehmeyer Pepe #12;Abstract Testing Small Wind Turbine Generators: Design of a Driving

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Steady-state and transient-state analyses of renewable energy inverter.  

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??Distributed resources (DR), such as residential small wind turbines and solar cells, generate electrical energy in the form of a direct current (DC). An inverter (more)

Tamtam, Perlekar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverted and multiple nematic emulsions  

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We investigate experimentally the structures that form when small colloidal particles are suspended in a nematic solvent. These structures are anisotropic, and their formation is driven by interactions arising from the orientational elasticity of the nematic solvent. By using inverted and multiple nematic emulsions composed of water droplets dispersed in a thermotropic liquid crystal, we identify the nature of these interactions, and demonstrate that they can be controlled by the anchoring of the liquid crystal molecules at the surfaces of the droplets. When the anchoring is normal, the droplets form linear chains, suggesting a long-range dipole-dipole attraction between the particles. By contrast, the interactions are repulsive at short range, and prevent contact of the droplets, thereby stabilizing them against coalescence. When the anchoring is planar, the droplets generate distortions that have a quadrupolar character. The resultant elastic interactions lead to more compact, but still anisotropic, clusters.

P. Poulin and D. A. Weitz

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Next Generation CANDU: Conceptual Design for a Short Construction Schedule  

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Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) has very successful experience in implementing new construction methods at the Qinshan (Phase III) twin unit CANDU 6 plant in China. This paper examines the construction method that must be implemented during the conceptual design phase of a project if short construction schedules are to be met. A project schedule of 48 months has been developed for the nth unit of NG (Next Generation) CANDU with a 42 month construction period from 1. Concrete to In-Service. An overall construction strategy has been developed involving paralleling project activities that are normally conducted in series. Many parts of the plant will be fabricated as modules and be installed using heavy lift cranes. The Reactor Building (RB), being on the critical path, has been the focus of considerable assessment, looking at alternative ways of applying the construction strategy to this building. A construction method has been chosen which will result in excess of 80% of internal work being completed as modules or as very streamlined traditional construction. This method is being further evaluated as the detailed layout proceeds. Other areas of the plant have been integrated into the schedule and new construction methods are being applied to these so that further modularization and even greater paralleling of activities will be achieved. It is concluded that the optimized construction method is a requirement, which must be implemented through all phases of design to make a 42 month construction schedule a reality. If the construction methods are appropriately chosen, the schedule reductions achieved will make nuclear more competitive. (authors)

Hopwood, Jerry M.; Love, Ian J.W.; Elgohary, Medhat; Fairclough, Neville [Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Ontario (Canada)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric machine and current source inverter drive system  

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A drive system includes an electric machine and a current source inverter (CSI). This integration of an electric machine and an inverter uses the machine's field excitation coil for not only flux generation in the machine but also for the CSI inductor. This integration of the two technologies, namely the U machine motor and the CSI, opens a new chapter for the component function integration instead of the traditional integration by simply placing separate machine and inverter components in the same housing. Elimination of the CSI inductor adds to the CSI volumetric reduction of the capacitors and the elimination of PMs for the motor further improve the drive system cost, weight, and volume.

Hsu, John S

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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MESH2D GRID GENERATOR DESIGN AND USE  

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Mesh2d is a Fortran90 program designed to generate two-dimensional structured grids of the form [x(i),y(i,j)] where [x,y] are grid coordinates identified by indices (i,j). The x(i) coordinates alone can be used to specify a one-dimensional grid. Because the x-coordinates vary only with the i index, a two-dimensional grid is composed in part of straight vertical lines. However, the nominally horizontal y(i,j{sub 0}) coordinates along index i are permitted to undulate or otherwise vary. Mesh2d also assigns an integer material type to each grid cell, mtyp(i,j), in a user-specified manner. The complete grid is specified through three separate input files defining the x(i), y(i,j), and mtyp(i,j) variations. The overall mesh is constructed from grid zones that are typically then subdivided into a collection of smaller grid cells. The grid zones usually correspond to distinct materials or larger-scale geometric shapes. The structured grid zones are identified through uppercase indices (I,J). Subdivision of zonal regions into grid cells can be done uniformly, or nonuniformly using either a polynomial or geometric skewing algorithm. Grid cells may be concentrated backward, forward, or toward both ends. Figure 1 illustrates the above concepts in the context of a simple four zone grid.

Flach, G.; Smith, F.

2012-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas cooled traction drive inverter  

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The present invention provides a modular circuit card configuration for distributing heat among a plurality of circuit cards. Each circuit card includes a housing adapted to dissipate heat in response to gas flow over the housing. In one aspect, a gas-cooled inverter includes a plurality of inverter circuit cards, and a plurality of circuit card housings, each of which encloses one of the plurality of inverter cards.

Chinthavali, Madhu Sudhan

2013-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvements to solar thermoelectric generators through device design  

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A solar thermoelectric generator (STEG) is a device which converts sunlight into electricity through the thermoelectric effect. A STEG is nominally formed when a thermoelectric generator (TEG), a type of solid state heat ...

Weinstein, Lee A. (Lee Adragon)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2.3 Characterizations of Invertible Matrices Theorem 8 (The Invertible Matrix Theorem)  

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2.3 Characterizations of Invertible Matrices Theorem 8 (The Invertible Matrix Theorem) Let true or all false). a. A is an invertible matrix. b. A is row equivalent to In. c. A has n pivot. AT is an invertible matrix. EXAMPLE: Use the Invertible Matrix Theorem to determine if A is invertible, where A 1 3 0

Belykh, Igor

102

Survivability Design Principles for Enhanced Concept Generation and Evaluation  

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of design alternatives and to quickly screen a large number of candidate design variables before proceeding characterized by disturbances which may asymmetrically degrade performance, particularly for interdependent engineering concerned with minimizing the impact of environmental disturbances on system performance. Within

de Weck, Olivier L.

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Invertible Program Restructurings for Continuing Modular Maintenance  

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Invertible Program Restructurings for Continuing Modular Maintenance Julien Cohen ASCOLA team (EMN in main- tenance with invertible program transformations. We illustrate this on the typical Expression problems with our approach. Keywords-modular maintenance; restructuring; invertible pro- gram

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Current Source Inverters for HEVs and FCVs  

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weight for inverters. Currently, it contributes - Cost and weight, up to 23% of an inverter - Volume, up to 30% of an inverter * Ability of film capacitors to operate at higher...

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Design Assessments of a Magnetic-geared Double-rotor Permanent Magnet Generator.  

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??The purpose of this research is to provide systematic design of a permanent magnet (PM) generator, by adopting the double-rotor and the coaxial magnetic gear (more)

Chung, He-Yu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Design acceptance summary report for the new generation transfer pump (NGTP)  

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This report documents design review of the New Generation Transfer Pump versus the functions and requirements of the SY-101 Rapid Mitigation Project. Previously unpublished documentation for the pump is included in support of the design.

IRONS, J.

1999-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical generation plant design practice intern experience at Power Systems Engineering, Inc.: an internship report  

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. One involved design of a 480 MW power plant. The other was the design of a 8.2 MW induction generator for cogeneration. The author's activities during this period can be categorized into two major areas. First, technically oriented...

Lee, Ting-Zern Joe, 1950-

2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

108

Design and analysis of a permanent magnet generator for naval applications  

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This paper discusses the electrical and magnetic design and analysis of a permanent magnet generation module for naval applications. Numerous design issues are addressed and several issues are raised about the potential ...

Rucker, Jonathan E. (Jonathan Estill)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

An evolution-based generative design system : using adaptation to shape architectural form  

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This dissertation dwells in the interstitial spaces between the fields of architecture, environmental design and computation. It introduces a Generative Design System that draws on evolutionary concepts to incorporate ...

Caldas, Luisa Gama (Maria Luisa da Oliveira Gama Caldas), 1968-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Controllable/Regulating Inverter | Open Energy Information  

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Controllable/Regulating Inverter Controllable/Regulating Inverter Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Controllable/Regulating Inverter AC to DC converters that properly regulate voltage and can be controlled remotely. These devices can significantly increase the integration of renewable or intermittent sources of electricity.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Also Known As Mechanical rectifier Related Terms electricity generation References ↑ [www.smartgrid.gov/sites/default/files/pdfs/description_of_assets.pdf SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Assets'] An LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. inline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Controllable/Regulating_Inverter&oldid=480447" Categories:

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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

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Sandia National Laboratories: demand response inverter  

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demand response inverter ECIS-Princeton Power Systems, Inc.: Demand Response Inverter On March 19, 2013, in DETL, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Surety, Facilities,...

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THE SELF-ADJUSTING CURRENT-FED PUSH-PULL PARALLEL RESONANT INVERTER AS A HIGH FREQUENCY AC BUS DRIVER  

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. The power inverter is based on a Current-Fed Push-Pull Parallel-Resonant Inverter (CFPPRI), which includes power eliminates some of the conversion units, it poses new design challenges [1]: (a) ElectromagneticTHE SELF-ADJUSTING CURRENT-FED PUSH-PULL PARALLEL RESONANT INVERTER AS A HIGH FREQUENCY AC BUS

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Center for Next Generation of Materials by Design: Incorporating...  

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design, and the development of theory to guide materials synthesis. Research Topics solar (photovoltaic), solar (fuels), solid state lighting, phonons, thermoelectric,...

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Integrated Design and Manufacturing of Thermoelectric Generator Using Thermal Spray  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presents progress in cost-effective thermoelectric generator fabrication by thermal spraying of thermoelectric materials and other functional layers directly onto automotive exhaust pipes with enhanced performance, durability, and heat transfer

116

Design and implementation of a prototype generator monitoring system  

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protective relays, circuit breakers, and switches. Based on this data, the system performs continuous monitoring of the electrical part of the generator and informs operators of any deviations from the normal operating conditions. The monitoring involves...

Sun, Jianyong

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Handling missing values and unmatched features in a CBR system for hydro-generator design  

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Hydro-generator design is a complex problem and case based reasoning (CBR) can improve its efficiency, but there are missing values and unmatched features which decrease the accuracy of CBR. In order to solve the problems brought by missing values and ... Keywords: CBR, Hydro-generator design, Missing value, Unmatched feature

Xiaolong Xie; Lin Lin; Shisheng Zhong

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Design and applications of a flicker voltage generator  

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In this paper, a 200W flicker voltage generator is made by using microcomputers and linear amplification circuits. The modulation amplitudes and frequencies based on the UIE {Delta}V{sub 10} evaluation can be arbitrarily assigned by software with high accuracy. The flicker voltage signals measured at the customer side also can be re-generated. Some applications, such as evaluating the effects of flicker voltage on incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), are also made. From experimental tests by use of the flicker voltage generator, the properties of some compact fluorescent lamps and incandescent lamps are compared. Those properties describe the relation between input voltage variation and output flux of lamps, such that there is direct description of influences of flicker voltages on lamps.

Chang, W.N.; Wu, C.J. [National Taiwan Inst. of Tech., Peitow-Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A Systemic Design Methodology of PM Generators for Fixed-Pitch Marine Current Turbines  

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A Systemic Design Methodology of PM Generators for Fixed-Pitch Marine Current Turbines Sofiane of permanent magnet (PM) generator associated with fixed-pitch turbine for tidal energy generation. The main problem with marine current turbines systems are the maintenance requirements of the drive

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

120

Cascaded H-bridge inverter motor drives for hybrid electric vehicle applications  

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This paper presents the asymmetric cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter for electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) applications. Currently available power inverter systems for HEVs use a DC-DC boost converter to boost the battery voltage for a traditional three-phase inverter. The present HEV drive inverters have low power density, are expensive, and have low efficiency because they need a bulky inductor. Asymmetric cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter design for EV and HEV applications without the use of inductors to output a boosted AC voltage is proposed in this paper. Traditionally, each H-bridge needs a DC power supply having equal values of DC power sources. The proposed design uses the asymmetric cascaded multilevel inverter using non-equal DC power sources based on specified ratios. A fundamental switching scheme is used to do modulation control and to produce a seven-level phase voltage.

P. Renuga; T. Prathiba

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of improved controller for thermoelectric generator used in distributed generation  

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This paper investigates the application of thermal generation based on solid-state devices such as thermoelectric generators (TEGs) as a novel technological alternative of distributed generation (DG). The full detailed modeling and the dynamic simulation of a three-phase grid-connected TEG used as a dispersed generator is studied. Moreover, a new control scheme of the TEG is proposed, which consists of a multi-level hierarchical structure and incorporates a maximum power point tracker (MPPT) for better use of the thermal resource. In addition, reactive power compensation of the electric grid is included, operating simultaneously and independently of the active power generation. Validation of models and control schemes is performed by using the MATLAB/Simulink environment. Moreover, a small-scale TEG experimental set-up was employed to demonstrate the accuracy of proposed models.

M.G. Molina; L.E. Juanic; G.F. Rinalde; E. Taglialavore; S. Gortari

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Design and Optimization of Compatible, Segmented Thermoelectric Generators  

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to rationally select materials for a segmented thermoelectric generator. The thermoelectric potential is used for the exact analytic expressions for materials with temperature dependent thermoelectric properties C H T T = . The thermoelectric material governs how close the efficiency can be to Carnot primarily

123

Sandia's research spans generation, ...  

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Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS) * Controllers for distributed grid equipment based on new and existing standards * Advances in inverter design, integration, and manufacturing...

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Designing Sustainable Wastewater Systems: Generating Design Alternatives Chamberlain, B., Zarei, A., Taheri, H., Poole, D., Carenini, G. and berg, G.  

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alternative wastewater treatment systems, and 3) a preference-elicitation method for guiding decision of a rural wastewater system for use in developing regions. Figure 1 depicts a simplified version of oneDesigning Sustainable Wastewater Systems: Generating Design Alternatives Chamberlain, B., Zarei, A

Carenini, Giuseppe

125

The Invertible Matrix Theorem I  

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Feb 16, 2007 ... (a) Apply Corollary 2.6.12 to conclude that L2 and. U1 are invertible ... For Problems 3133, use some form of technology to de- termine the LU .... for the (

PRETEX (Halifax NS) #1 1054 1999 Mar 05 10:59:16

2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

126

SWAAM-code development and verification and application to steam generator designs  

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This paper describes the family of SWAAM codes which were developed by Argonne National Laboratory to analyze the effects of sodium-water reactions on LMR steam generators. The SWAAM codes were developed as design tools for analyzing various phenomena related to steam generator leaks and the resulting thermal and hydraulic effects on the steam generator and the intermediate heat transport system (IHTS). The paper discusses the theoretical foundations and numerical treatments on which the codes are based, followed by a description of code capabilities and limitations, verification of the codes and applications to steam generator and IHTS designs. 25 refs., 14 figs.

Shin, Y.W.; Valentin, R.A.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Makes Available $8 Million for Pre-Conceptual Design of Next Generation  

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Makes Available $8 Million for Pre-Conceptual Design of Next Makes Available $8 Million for Pre-Conceptual Design of Next Generation Nuclear Plants DOE Makes Available $8 Million for Pre-Conceptual Design of Next Generation Nuclear Plants September 28, 2006 - 9:01am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that DOE's Idaho National Laboratory (INL) will make awards valued at about $8 million to three companies to perform engineering studies and develop a pre-conceptual design to guide research on the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP). The INL will issue a contract later this week to Westinghouse Electric Company for the pre-conceptual design of the NGNP, and will later issue contracts to AREVA NP and General Atomics to perform complimentary engineering studies in the areas of technology and design

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Steam generator conceptual design for the modular HTGR - Dissimilar metal weld considerations  

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The steam generator for the current Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR) has evolved from a technology basis developed in U.S. and European gas-cooled reactor programs. The MHTGR steam generator is a vertically-oriented, counterflow, shell-and-tube, once-through, non-reheat, helical heat exchanger with helium on the shell side and water/steam in the tubes. In the MHTGR applications, the normal operating temperatures of the steam generator tubes can be as high as 638/sup 0/C (1180/sup 0/F). Concerns such as cost, creep strength, steam side scaling and stress corrosion cracking often lead to a design decision to use two different tube materials, one for the evaporating portion and another for the superheating portion of the steam generator. The current MHTGR steam generator design utilizes 2 1/4 CR - 1 Mo material for the economizer/evaporator/initial superheater tube section and Alloy 800H material for the finishing superheat tube section. Therefore, a dissimilar metal weld (DMW) is incorporated in each tube circuit. This feature of the design imposes certain important constraints on the steam generator designer. This paper presents an overview of the MHTGR steam generator conceptual design, and then focuses on the DMW considerations and how these have influenced the design configuration.

Spring, A.H.; Basol, M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

CRADA Final Report for CRADA Number ORNL98-0521 : Development of an Electric Bus Inverter Based on ORNL Auxiliary Resonant Tank (ART) Soft-Switching Technology  

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The Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center (PEEMRC) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has for many years been developing technologies for power converters for motor drives and many other applications. Some of the research goals are to improve efficiency and reduce audible and electromagnetic interference noise generation for inverters and the driven loads. The converters are being required to produce more power with reduced weight and volume, which requires improvements in heat removal from the electronics, as well as improved circuit designs that have fewer electrical losses. PEEMRC has recently developed and patented a soft-switching inverter topology called an Auxiliary Resonant Tank (ART), and this design has been tested and proven at ORNL using a 10-kW laboratory prototype. The objective of this project was to develop, test, and install the ART inverter technology in an electric transit bus with the final goal of evaluating performance of the ORNL inverter under field conditions in a vehicle. A scaled-up inverter with the capacity to drive a 22-e bus was built based on the 10-kW ORNL laboratory prototype ART soft-switching inverter. Most (if not all) commercially available inverters for traction drive and other applications use hard-switching inverters. A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement was established with the Chattanooga Area Regional Transit Authority (CARTA), the Electric Transit Vehicle Institute (ETVI), and Advanced Vehicle Systems (AVS), all of Chattanooga, along with ORNL. CARTA, which maintains and operates the public transit system in Chattanooga, provided an area for testing the vehicle alongside other similar vehicles in the normal operating environment. ETVI offers capabilities in standardized testing and reporting and also provides exposure in the electric transit vehicle arena for ORNL's technologies. The third Chattanooga partner, (AVS) manufactures all-electric and hybrid electric transit buses using inverter drive systems from several manufacturers. AVS provided help in field installation, and parts for laboratory testing. A 100-kW field-ready unit was developed, tested in an ORNL laboratory, and installed and successfully operated in a CARTA bus in Chattanooga. The tests on the vehicle were performed at a CARTA maintenance facility and at a l-mile test track in Chattanooga managed by CARTA.

Ayers, C.W.

2001-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

130

Design of Computer Generated Binary Holograms for Free Space Optical Interconnections  

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The purpose of this Chapter is to give an introduction to the use of computer generated holograms (CGHs) as free space optical interconnection elements. We will focus mainly on the techniques for designing bin...

I. Montrosset; D. Cojoc; F. Sartori

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Preliminary design and viability consideration of external, shroud-based stators in wind turbine generators  

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Horizontal-axis wind turbine designs often included gearboxes or large direct-drive generators to compensate for the low peripheral speeds of the turbine hub. To take advantage of high blade tip speeds, an alternative ...

Shoemaker-Trejo, Nathaniel (Nathaniel Joseph)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Energy Department Announces Outdoor Winners of Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Design Competition  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The 2013 Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) Design Competition outdoor lighting category winners were announced Wednesday night at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, California. The...

133

DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND TESTING OF AN ADVANCED, NON-POLLUTING TURBINE DRIVE GAS GENERATOR  

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The objective of this report period was to continue the development of the Gas Generator design, fabrication and test of the non-polluting unique power turbine drive Gas Generator. Focus during this past report period has been to continue completion the Gas Generator design, completing the brazing and bonding experiments to determine the best method and materials necessary to fabricate the Gas Generator hardware, continuing to making preparations for fabricating and testing this Gas Generator and commencing with the fabrication of the Gas Generator hardware and ancillary hardware. Designs have been completed sufficiently such that Long Lead Items [LLI] have been ordered and upon arrival will be readied for the fabrication process. The keys to this design are the platelet construction of the injectors that precisely measures/meters the flow of the propellants and water all throughout the steam generating process and the CES patented gas generating cycle. The Igniter Assembly injector platelets fabrication process has been completed and bonded to the Igniter Assembly and final machined. The Igniter Assembly is in final assembly and is being readied for testing in the October 2001 time frame. Test Plan dated August 2001, was revised and finalized, replacing Test Plan dated May 2001.

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2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

134

Challenges for Inverted Hybrid Inflation  

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Inverted hybrid inflation (in which the inflaton field slowly rolls away from the origin, giving a spectral index $n\\lsim 1$) is an appealing variant of the more usually studied hybrid model. Analysing the model alongside the ordinary hybrid case, we show that, in order to provide the correct density perturbations consistent with the COBE measurements, the dimensionless coupling constants of the inverted hybrid potential must be very small indeed. For example, the quartic coupling in a typical such potential is found to be $\\lsim 10^{-12}$. A supersymmetric model of inverted hybrid inflation, which does not involve the troublesome quartic coupling is found to lead to a potential which is unbounded from below.

S. F. King; J. Sanderson

1997-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

135

Automatic Generation of Transaction-Level Models for Rapid Design Space Exploration  

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Automatic Generation of Transaction-Level Models for Rapid Design Space Exploration Dongwan Shin space, designers use models which are evaluated through simulation. Typically, these models are manually accuracies, models are written at low levels of abstraction with resulting slow simulation performance

California at Irvine, University of

136

GENE_ARCH: an evolution-based generative design system for sustainable architecture  

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GENE_ARCH is an evolution-based Generative Design System that uses adaptation to shape energy-efficient and sustainable architectural solutions. The system applies goal-oriented design, combining a Genetic Algorithm (GA) as the search engine, with DOE2.1E ...

Luisa Caldas

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

On designing a control system for a new generation of accelerators  

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A well-conceived plan of attack is essential to the task of designing a control system for a large accelerator. Several aspects of such a plan have been investigated during recent work at LAMPF on design strategies for an Advanced Hadron Facility control system. Aspects discussed in this paper include: identification of requirements, creation and enforcement of standards, interaction with users, consideration of commercial controls products, integration with existing control systems, planning for continual change, and establishment of design reviews. We emphasize the need for the controls group to acquire and integrate accelerator design information from the start of the design process. We suggest that a controls design for a new generation of accelerators be done with a new generation of software tools. 12 refs.

Schaller, S.C.; Schultz, D.E.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvements in EMC performance of inverter-fed motor drives  

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An experimental investigation of conducted radio-noise emission from a conventional pulse width modulated (PWM) inverter of medium power feeding an induction motor is described. It is determined that the inverter system generates considerable impulse currents through the power leads feeding the system resulting in serious conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems and significant voltage waveform distortion in the power system. The dominant emission sources in the system are identified. A proposed model of the drive system for the purpose of evaluation of EMI are developed. Several low-cost strategies for improvement in EMC performance of the PWM inverter are then proposed. Experimental results demonstrate that disturbance from the modified system can be dramatically reduced and that the EMC performance of the system has come very close to meeting the IEC CISPR and FCC limits on conducted emissions for digital devices.

Zhong, E.; Lipo, T.A. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of Wholesale Electricity Market Design with Increasing Levels of Renewable Generation  

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Variable generation such as wind and photovoltaic solar power has increased substantially in recent years. Variable generation has unique characteristics compared to the traditional technologies that supply energy in the wholesale electricity markets. These characteristics create unique challenges in planning and operating the power system, and they can also influence the performance and outcomes from electricity markets. This report focuses on two particular issues related to market design: revenue sufficiency for long-term reliability and incentivizing flexibility in short-term operations. The report provides an overview of current design and some designs that have been proposed by industry or researchers.

Ela, E.; Milligan, M.; Bloom, A.; Botterud, A.; Townsend, A.; Levin, T.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Epi-Fluorescence Inverted Microscope (Zeiss,  

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Epi-Fluorescence Inverted Microscope (Zeiss, Observer Z1) April 2013 #12;Start Up cont. · Turn) #12;Using the Microscope cont. · On an inverted microscope samples on a glass slide are usually viewed

Subramanian, Venkat

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Inverter R&D | Department of Energy  

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Inverter R&D Inverter R&D 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting ape053chinthavali2013p.pdf...

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Update on SIC-Based Inverter Technology  

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This paper presents a study of silicon carbide (SiC) technology which includes device characterization and modeling, inverter simulation, and test results for several prototype inverters. The static and dynamic characteristics of discrete devices and half bridge modules are presented. Test results of a 55 kW hybrid inverter with SiC Schottky diodes and an 18 kW all-SiC inverter using SiC JFETs and Schottky diodes are demonstrated.

Chinthavali, Madhu Sudhan [ORNL; Zhang, Hui [ORNL; Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL; Ozpineci, Burak [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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David J. Hathaway, IBM EDAInverter Minimization 1 Inverter Minimization -OverviewInverter Minimization -Overview  

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David J. Hathaway, IBM EDAInverter Minimization 1 Inverter Minimization - OverviewInverter network a polarity graph 9 Initially consider only equal cost AND, NAND, OR, and NOR gates 9 Inverters for covering fundamental cycles 9 Considering electrically useful inverters #12;David J. Hathaway, IBM

Ellis-Monaghan, Joanna

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, VOL. 47, NO. 1, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011 223 EMI Study of Three-Phase Inverter-Fed Motor Drives  

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of Three-Phase Inverter-Fed Motor Drives Bertrand Revol, James Roudet, Jean-Luc Schanen, Senior Member setup and can be used during the design of a variable-speed inverter motor association. The objective in an inverter­motor association in order to depict the influence of elements, such as the elec- tromagnetic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A A L B O R G U N I V E R S I T Y Simulation of Inverters for the PHOTONERGYTM project  

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-Module is an electrical product and is the combination of a single module and a single power electronic inverter Title: Simulation of Inverters for the PHOTONERGYTM Project Subtitle: Development And Simulation of New of New Topologies W.5 Selection of Topology W.6 Design and Prototyping of Inverter W.7 Test

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Summary of Inverter Technologies Prepared for the  

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Summary of Inverter Technologies Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Program Subtask 3.1 Photovoltaic Systems: Report 2 Summary of Inverter Technologies Submitted by Hawai agency thereof. #12;1 Summary of Inverter Technologies TableofContents 1. Introduction

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On Optimal Inverters Department of Computer Science  

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On Optimal Inverters Yijia Chen Department of Computer Science Shanghai Jiaotong University yijia.flum@math.uni­freiburg.de Abstract Leonid Levin showed that every algorithm computing a function has an optimal inverter. Recently. An inverter I of F is an algorithm that for all y in the range of F computes a preimage I(y) of y, i.e., F

Chen, Yijia

148

AN "AC INDUCTOR" BASED GRID CONNECTED INVERTER  

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AN "AC INDUCTOR" BASED GRID CONNECTED INVERTER Ilya Zeltser, Student Member, IEEE and Sam Ben proposes a soft switched Output Current Sourcing (OCS) grid connected inverter that applies a high sourcing inverters where the small disturbance at the line voltage may lead to current run away

149

Invertibility of random matrices M. Rudelson  

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Invertibility of random matrices M. Rudelson We will discuss several recent developments related to invertibility and spectral properties of large random matrices. Consider an n ? n matrix, whose values are independent identically distributed random variables. The invertibility questions can be roughly divided

Weinberger, Hans

150

On Optimal Inverters Department of Computer Science  

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On Optimal Inverters Yijia Chen Department of Computer Science Shanghai Jiaotong University yijia.flum@math.uni-freiburg.de Abstract Leonid Levin showed that every algorithm computing a function has an optimal inverter. Recently. An inverter I of F is an algorithm that for all y in the range of F computes a preimage I(y) of y, i.e., F

Chen, Yijia

151

Joint Inverted Indexing Kaiming He2  

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Joint Inverted Indexing Yan Xia1 Kaiming He2 Fang Wen2 Jian Sun2 1 University of Science and Technology of China 2 Microsoft Research Asia Abstract Inverted indexing is a popular non-exhaustive solution to large scale search. An inverted file is built by a quantizer such as k-means or a tree structure. It has

Bernstein, Phil

152

Design and Development of a 100 MVA HTS Generator for Commercial Entry  

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In 2002, General Electric and the US Department of Energy (DOE) entered into a cooperative agreement for the development of a commercialized 100 MVA generator using high temperature superconductors (HTS) in the field winding. The intent of the program was to: (1) identify and develop technologies that would be needed for such a generator; (2) develop conceptual designs for generators with ratings of 100 MVA and higher using HTS technology; (3) perform proof of concept tests at the 1.5 MW level for GE's proprietary warm iron rotor HTS generator concept; and (4) design, build, and test a prototype of a commercially viable 100 MVA generator that could be placed on the power grid. This report summarizes work performed during the program and is provided as one of the final program deliverables. The design for the HTS generator was based on GE's warm iron rotor concept in which a cold HTS coil is wound around a warm magnetic iron pole. This approach for rotating HTS electrical machinery provides the efficiency benefits of the HTS technology while addressing the two most important considerations for power generators in utility applications: cost and reliability. The warm iron rotor concept uses the least amount of expensive HTS wire compared to competing concepts and builds on the very high reliability of conventional iron core stators and armature windings.

None

2007-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Study of Inverter Components: Preprint  

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Thermal histories of inverter components were collected from operating inverters from several manufacturers and three locations. The data were analyzed to determine thermal profiles, the dependence on local conditions, and to assess the effect on inverter reliability. Inverter temperatures were shown to increase with the power dissipation of the inverters, follow diurnal and annual cycles, and have a dependence on wind speed. An accumulated damage model was applied to the temperature profiles and an example of using these data to predict reliability was explored.

Sorensen, N. R.; Thomas, E. V.; Quintana, M. A.; Barkaszi, S.; Rosenthal, A.; Zhang, Z.; Kurtz, S.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A modified split-supply switched-reluctance drive inverter  

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This paper describes the application of a new simple voltage-boosting feature to split-supply SR (switched-reluctance) inverter. As its name implies, the SR motor always operates in switching mode and has distinct motoring and generating rotor angular regions. The effectiveness of the energy conversion process of SR motor depends basically on the ability of its inverter to inject adequate current during the positive-torque angular region and to reduce the current to negligible value during negative-torque angular region. The modified inverter effectively generates boost voltages for accelerating current build-up and decay and hence enhances the performance of SR drives. Benefits of the added boosting include: higher average current, better energy recovery during commutation and a wider feasible speed range. This paper will assess the implications of the boost feature on inverter cost and performance. A time-stepping simulation procedure which includes the modelling of current overlapping between phases will be presented together with simulation results.

Chan, S.; Omar, A.M. [Mara Inst. of Tech., Selangor (Malaysia). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of Hanford Site 4th Generation Multi Function Corrosion Monitoring System  

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This document describes the design of the fourth-generation corrosion monitoring system scheduled to be installed in DST 241-AN-104 early in fiscal year 2001. A fourth-generation multi-function corrosion monitoring system has been designed for installation into a DST in the 241-AN farm at the Hanford Site in FY 2001. Improvements and upgrades from the third-generation system (installed in 241-AN-105) that have been incorporated into the fourth-generation system include: Addition of a built-in water lance to assist installation of probe into tanks with a hard crust layer at the surface of the waste; and Improvement of the electrode mounting apparatus used to attach the corrosion monitoring electrodes to the stainless steel probe body (new design simplifies probe assembly/wiring). These new features improve on the third-generation design and yield a system that is easier to fabricate and install, provides for a better understanding of the relationship between corrosion and other tank operating parameters, and optimizes the use of the riser that houses the probe in the tank.

NORMAN, E.C.

2000-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

156

PGPG: An Automatic Generator of Pipeline Design for Programmable GRAPE Systems  

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We have developed PGPG (Pipeline Generator for Programmable GRAPE), a software which generates the low-level design of the pipeline processor and communication software for FPGA-based computing engines (FBCEs). An FBCE typically consists of one or multiple FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) chips and local memory. Here, the term "Field-Programmable" means that one can rewrite the logic implemented to the chip after the hardware is completed, and therefore a single FBCE can be used for calculation of various functions, for example pipeline processors for gravity, SPH interaction, or image processing. The main problem with FBCEs is that the user need to develop the detailed hardware design for the processor to be implemented to FPGA chips. In addition, she or he has to write the control logic for the processor, communication and data conversion library on the host processor, and application program which uses the developed processor. These require detailed knowledge of hardware design, a hardware description language such as VHDL, the operating system and the application, and amount of human work is huge. A relatively simple design would require 1 person-year or more. The PGPG software generates all necessary design descriptions, except for the application software itself, from a high-level design description of the pipeline processor in the PGPG language. The PGPG language is a simple language, specialized to the description of pipeline processors. Thus, the design of pipeline processor in PGPG language is much easier than the traditional design. For real applications such as the pipeline for gravitational interaction, the pipeline processor generated by PGPG achieved the performance similar to that of hand-written code. In this paper we present a detailed description of PGPG version 1.0.

Tsuyoshi Hamada; Toshiyuki Fukushige; Junichiro Makino

2007-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND TESTING OF AN ADVANCED, NON-POLLUTING TURBINE DRIVE GAS GENERATOR  

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The objectives of this report period were to complete the development of the Gas Generator design, which was done; fabricate and test of the non-polluting unique power turbine drive gas Gas Generator, which has been postponed. Focus during this report period has been to complete the brazing and bonding necessary to fabricate the Gas Generator hardware, continue making preparations for fabricating and testing the Gas Generator, and continuing the fabrication of the Gas Generator hardware and ancillary hardware in preparation for the test program. Fabrication is more than 95% complete and is expected to conclude in early May 2002. the test schedule was affected by relocation of the testing to another test supplier. The target test date for hot fire testing is now not earlier than June 15, 2002.

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2002-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

158

A systemic approach for dimensioning and designing anaerobic bio-digestion/energy generation biomass supply networks  

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Abstract Anaerobic bio-digestion/energy generation complexes using animal waste raw materials represent an important component of renewable energy initiatives and policies worldwide, and are significant contributors to broaden sustainability efforts. In such projects bio-power feasibility depends heavily on generation complex access to biomass which is of costly transportation. As a result, an important component of renewable energy planning is the optimization of a logistics system to guarantee low-cost access to animal waste. This access is a function of local characteristics including number and geographic location of organic waste sources, operating and maintenance costs of the generation facility, energy prices, and marginal contribution of biomass collected and delivered to the anaerobic bio-digestion unit. Because biomass exhibits high transportation costs per unit of energy ultimately generated, and because different types of biomass have different biogas-generating properties, design of the supply logistics system can be the determinant factor towards economic viability of energy generation from an anaerobic bio-digestion plant. Indeed, to address this problem it is helpful to consider the farms, the logistics system, the anaerobic bio-digestion plant, and the generation plant as subsystems in an integrated system. Additionally, the existence of an outlet for manure may allow farmers to significantly raise boundaries of one constraint they face, namely disposing of animal waste, therefore permitting increases in farm production capacity. This paper suggests and outlines a systematic methodology to address the design of such systems.

Joo Neiva de Figueiredo; Srgio Fernando Mayerle

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Design of Single Phase Induction Generator for Waterfall-hydro Turbine  

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Abstract This paper presents the design of the single phase induction generator for hydro turbine that driven by waterfall power. By the principle, when the water from the waterfall flows along the 1 inch pipe until to the nozzle, after that the nozzle directs water jet along a tangent to the circle through the center of the buckets. Finally, the buckets drive the rotor shaft of the single phase induction generator and generated 220V a.c. voltage for distributing electric load. The design of single phase induction generator is modified by rewiring the winding of an old 1 HP, 220V, 50Hz motor from 4 poles to 6 poles. For impulse turbine design, this paper use the information model from Baan Kiriwong waterfall, Nakhorn Sri Thammarat province, south of Thailand for designing the dimension of the components of Pelton turbine with 9 inches diameter and 18 buckets. The result in laboratory test, at on-load test, the generator can distribute the load at 115.96W, 223V, 0.52A, 0.96P.F. - lagging with 1,200rpm of shaft speed. For the applications test, the water pump are set the pressure as similar as the Baan Kiriwong waterfall and when the water jet against the bucket for moving the generator, at on-load test, the generator can distribute the load at 77.9W, 190V, 0.41A, 0.98P.F. - lagging with 1,100rpm of shaft speed. It should be suitable for light load rural area and really far from electric distribution system.

Sirichai Dangeam

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective switching frequency multiplier inverter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Parametric design study of ``mini-generator`` with 6-watt heat source  

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The Fairchild study showed that generator designs based on a single 1-watt RHU had very poor thermal efficiencies. At their optimum operating point, more than half of the generated heat was lost through the thermal insulation. This resulted in system efficiency of only 2.2%, compared to 7.2% for current Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs). Moreover, there were serious doubts about the fabricability of the required multicouples, particularly of the series/parallel connections between the large number (900) of thermoelectric legs of very small cross-section (0.21 mm square). All in all, the preceding paper showed that neither JPL`s Power Stick design nor the Fairchild-generated derivatives based on the 1-watt heat source looked promising. The present paper describes a similar parametric study of a mini-generator based on a 6-watt heat source, and compares its performance and fabricability to that of the optimum Power Stick derivative and of the current RTG design for the same mission. {copyright} 1995 {ital American} {ital Institute} {ital of} {ital Physics}

Schock, A.; Or, C.T. [Orbital Sciences Corporation, 20301 Century Blvd., Germantown, Maryland 20874 (United States)

1995-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Announces Indoor Lighting Winners of Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Design Competition  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

As part of the Obama Administrations efforts to reduce energy waste in U.S. buildings and help save Americans money by saving energy, the Energy Department today announced the winners of the sixth annual Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) design competition for indoor lighting at the LED Show in Los Angeles.

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EV3 : Traction drives and generators A: Electric machine design and optimization 1  

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EV3 : Traction drives and generators A: Electric machine design and optimization 1 Influence Electrical Machine Type B. Aslan1 , J. Korecki1 , T. Vigier1 , E. Semail1 bassel.aslan@yahoo.com, korecki according to the electrical angle e (angle between current and back-EMF vector), for different values

Boyer, Edmond

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DESIGNING AN OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION AND COFIRING SAWDUST WITH COAL AT ALBRIGHT GENERATING STATION  

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During the period October 1, 2003-December 31, 2003, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) continued with demonstration operations at the Willow Island Generating Station and improvements to the Albright Generating Station cofiring systems. The demonstration operations at Willow Island were designed to document integration of biomass cofiring into commercial operations, including evaluating new sources of biomass supply. The Albright improvements were designed to increase the resource base for the projects, and to address issues that came up during the first year of operations. This report summarizes the activities associated with the Designer Opportunity Fuel program, and demonstrations at Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations.

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGNING AN OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION AND COFIRING SAWDUST WITH COAL AT ALBRIGHT GENERATING STATION  

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During the period April 1, 2003--June 30, 2003, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) proceeded with demonstration operations at the Willow Island Generating Station and improvements to the Albright Generating Station cofiring systems. The demonstration operations at Willow Island were designed to document integration of biomass cofiring into commercial operations. The Albright improvements were designed to increase the resource base for the projects, and to address issues that came up during the first year of operations. This report summarizes the activities associated with the Designer Opportunity Fuel program, and demonstrations at Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations.

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

A SiC MOSFET Based Inverter for Wireless Power Transfer Applications  

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In a wireless power transfer (WPT) system, efficiency of the power conversion stages is crucial so that the WPT technology can compete with the conventional conductive charging systems. Since there are 5 or 6 power conversion stages, each stage needs to be as efficient as possible. SiC inverters are crucial in this case; they can handle high frequency operation and they can operate at relatively higher temperatures resulting in reduces cost and size for the cooling components. This study presents the detailed power module design, development, and fabrication of a SiC inverter. The proposed inverter has been tested at three center frequencies that are considered for the WPT standardization. Performance of the inverter at the same target power transfer level is analyzed along with the other system components. In addition, another SiC inverter has been built in authors laboratory by using the ORNL designed and developed SiC modules. It is shown that the inverter with ORNL packaged SiC modules performs simular to that of the inverter having commercially available SiC modules.

Onar, Omer C [ORNL] [ORNL; Chinthavali, Madhu Sudhan [ORNL] [ORNL; Campbell, Steven L [ORNL] [ORNL; Ning, Puqi [Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)] [Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); White, Cliff P [ORNL] [ORNL; Miller (JNJ), John M. [JNJ-Miller PLC] [JNJ-Miller PLC

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Model Data Introduced Uncertainties in Simulator Predictions for Generation IV Systems via Optimum Experimental Design  

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An optimization technique has been developed to select optimized experimental design specifications to produce data specifically designed to be assimilated to optimize a given reactor concept. Data from the optimized experiment is assimilated to generate posteriori uncertainties on the reactor concepts core attributes from which the design responses are computed. The reactor concept is then optimized with the new data to realize cost savings by reducing margin. The optimization problem iterates until an optimal experiment is found to maximize the savings. A new generation of innovative nuclear reactor designs, in particular fast neutron spectrum recycle reactors, are being considered for the application of closing the nuclear fuel cycle in the future. Safe and economical design of these reactors will require uncertainty reduction in basic nuclear data which are input to the reactor design. These data uncertainty propagate to design responses which in turn require the reactor designer to incorporate additional safety margin into the design, which often increases the cost of the reactor. Therefore basic nuclear data needs to be improved and this is accomplished through experimentation. Considering the high cost of nuclear experiments, it is desired to have an optimized experiment which will provide the data needed for uncertainty reduction such that a reactor design concept can meet its target accuracies or to allow savings to be realized by reducing the margin required due to uncertainty propagated from basic nuclear data. However, this optimization is coupled to the reactor design itself because with improved data the reactor concept can be re-optimized itself. It is thus desired to find the experiment that gives the best optimized reactor design. Methods are first established to model both the reactor concept and the experiment and to efficiently propagate the basic nuclear data uncertainty through these models to outputs. The representativity of the experiment to the design concept is quantitatively determined. A technique is then established to assimilate this data and produce posteriori uncertainties on key attributes and responses of the design concept. Several experiment perturbations based on engineering judgment are used to demonstrate these methods and also serve as an initial generation of the optimization problem. Finally, an optimization technique is developed which will simultaneously arrive at an optimized experiment to produce an optimized reactor design. Solution of this problem is made possible by the use of the simulated annealing algorithm for solution of optimization problems. The optimization examined in this work is based on maximizing the reactor cost savings associated with the modified design made possible by using the design margin gained through reduced basic nuclear data uncertainties. Cost values for experiment design specifications and reactor design specifications are established and used to compute a total savings by comparing the posteriori reactor cost to the a priori cost plus the cost of the experiment. The optimized solution arrives at a maximized cost savings.

Paul J. Turinsky; Hany S.Abdel-Khalik; Tracy E. Stover

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Media Center - Argonne Partners with Delphi on Inverter  

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Argonne part of Delphi-led team to reduce cost, size of hybrid vehicle component Argonne part of Delphi-led team to reduce cost, size of hybrid vehicle component Argonne is part of a Delphi Corp.-led team that has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop the next-generation propulsion inverter for hybrid vehicles, according to an announcement by Delphi earlier this week. The project is valued at $8 million, with DOE providing $5 million and the Delphi team contributing $3 million. The team's aim is to reduce the size and cost of the inverter for electric propulsion systems by 50 percent or more. Propulsion invertors supply phased alternating current power for hybrid traction motors and generators, and enable exact control of electrical power flow from the battery to the electric motor. The small inverter would cost less and be used in the next-generation high-efficiency hybrid electric and plug-in hybrids vehicles, as well as in fuel cell-powered vehicles in the longer-term.

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Inverter Cost Analysis and Marketing Intelligence | Department...  

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and Marketing Intelligence Inverter Cost Analysis and Marketing Intelligence 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

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Vehicles - ORNL inverter licensed ... | ornl.gov  

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Vehicles - ORNL inverter licensed ... Oak Ridge start-up New Hybrid Technologies has licensed a power conversion technology developed by Gui-Jia Su of Oak Ridge National...

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Coupling Matrix Synthesis of Nonreciprocal Lossless Two-Port Networks using Gyrators and Inverters  

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A coupling matrix technique is presented for the synthesis of nonreciprocal lossless two-port networks. This technique introduces complex inverters to build the nonreciprocal transversal network corresponding to the nonreciprocal coupling matrix. It subsequently transforms this matrix into canonical topologies through complex similarity transformations. The complex inverters in the final topology are transformed into real inverters and gyrators for implementation simplicity. A second-order example is then given to illustrate the proposed technique. Possible implementations of the gyrators involved in the final design are also discussed.

Zhang, Qingfeng; Ding, Shuai; Caloz, Christophe

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Hybrid Multilevel Inverter with Single DC Haiwen Liu1  

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Hybrid Multilevel Inverter with Single DC Source Haiwen Liu1 , Leon M. Tolbert1, 2 , Burak Ozpineci Knoxville, TN 37932 3. Parker-Hannifin Corp. Olive Branch, MI 38654 Abstract- A hybrid multilevel inverter inverter (one leg for each phase) and H-bridge in series with each inverter leg. The inverter can be used

Tolbert, Leon M.

173

A three-level buck converter to regulate a high-voltage DC-to-AC inverter  

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A three-level buck converter is designed and analyzed, and shown to be suitable as a high-voltage down converter as a pre-regulation stage for a 600 watt DC-to-AC power inverter. Topology selection for the inverter is ...

Schrock, Kenneth C

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The preliminary design of thermoelectric generation system using the fluid heat sources  

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This paper describes the preliminary design of a thermoelectric generation system using the fluid heat sources available as the waste heat of the phosphoric acid fuel cells. The thermoelectric generator consists of many thermoelectric generation units. For estimating the output performance of the thermoelectric generator, an equilibrium thermal circuit was derived from an analytic model of a thermoelectric generation unit. Based on the equivalent thermal circuit, the output performance at thermal equilibrium was calculated by iteration. In this paper, the output performance was estimated considering the cold side pumping power. The calculation was done by assuming a heat source temperature of about 450K on the hot side, about 310 K on the cold side, and 2,000kWth as heat exchange capacity. The electric power of the generator with a size of 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.4 (h) m{sup 3} was found to be about 70 kW and its power density, about 1.5 kW/m{sup 2} excepting the pumping power on the cold water side.

Hori, Y.; Ito, T. [Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Yokosuka, Kanagawa (Japan)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Design, Operation, and Performance of the Round Hill Electrostatic Generator  

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The design, technique of operation, and performance of the Round Hill electrostatic generator are presented in some detail. The problems of operating wide paper belts, of eliminating vibration, and of controlling humidity are discussed. The original belt charging system, with the belts operated at saturation charge density, is described and its range of usefulness is indicated. A consideration of the problems of voltage control and voltage steadiness at reduced charging currents leads to two modified designs of the belt charging system. The measurement of voltage by means of the generating voltmeter is discussed with special emphasis on the precautions necessary to eliminate or to correct for sources of systematic error. Under the conditions realizable with the Round Hill generator the probable error in voltage measurements is less than one percent on a relative scale and about two percent on an absolute scale. The magnitude of voltage fluctuations is less than 0.1 percent. The generator performance data for the positive and negative terminals are given in graphical form. The maximum charging current is 2.1 ma and is practically independent of voltage. The highest voltage obtained consistently without sparking is 2.4 megavolts positive and 2.7 megavolts negative, giving 5.1 megavolts between the terminals. At this voltage there is 1.1 ma of current available for application to an accelerating tube.

L. C. van Atta; D. L. Northrup; C. M. van Atta; R. J. van de Graaff

1936-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverted faces are (eventually) processed holistically Jennifer J. Richler  

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Inverted faces are (eventually) processed holistically Jennifer J. Richler , Michael L. Mack whether processing differences between upright and inverted faces are qualitative or quantitative. We present two experiments comparing holistic processing of upright and inverted faces within the composite

Palmeri, Thomas

177

Invertible extensions of continuous maps Real symmetric functions  

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Invertible extensions of continuous maps Real symmetric functions Covering dimension Bass and topological stable rank Real symmetric extensions of invertible tuples of multivariable continuous functions;Invertible extensions of continuous maps Real symmetric functions Covering dimension Bass and topological

Mortini, Raymond

178

The inverter in a hybrid or fully  

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The inverter in a hybrid or fully electric vehicle, such as the Toyota Prius, supplies power from the batteries to the motor. Inverters used in this application are currently limited by their power new material devices under real operating conditions. A project with TRW and others is investigating

Davies, Christopher

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Integration of Novel Flux Coupling Motor and Current Source Inverter...  

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

Current Source Inverters for HEVs and FCVs Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Wireless Charging Integration of Novel Flux Coupling Motor and Current Source Inverter...

180

High-Temperature, Air-Cooled Traction Drive Inverter Packaging...  

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

Temperature, Air-Cooled Traction Drive Inverter Packaging High-Temperature, Air-Cooled Traction Drive Inverter Packaging 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual...

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181

Advanced Inverter Functions to Support High Levels of Distributed...  

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of advanced inverters. THE NEED FOR ADVANCED INVERTER FUNCTIONS Distributed solar capacity is increasing rapidly as technologies advance, prices decline, markets shift, and...

182

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Inverted...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Solutions for Existing Homes: Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork This occupied test home received a modified truss system to accommodate ductwork within an inverted...

183

Optically Isolated HVIGBT Based MW Cascade Inverter Building...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Capacity Power ConverterInverter Competitive Advantages Only One Other >100 KW Heat Pipe Inverter - GE Innovation Series Converter - Non-Optical, Lower Power Capacity...

184

Integration of Novel Flux Coupling Motor and Current Source Inverter  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

To integrate a non permanent magnet (PM) electric machine and a current source inverter (CSI) * minimizing capacitors in inverters * eliminating rare earth materials used in...

185

Planning for a multi-generational future : policies, regulations, and designs for multi-generational housing in the United States  

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Multi-generational housing is a rising trend that is increasingly being considered as a viable housing option for the Boomerang generation, Baby Boomers and the aging population, and immigrant families. Cultural preferences, ...

Shin, Stephanie H

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Modified design of radioisotope thermophotovoltaic generator to mitigate adverse effect of measured cell voltage  

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A preceding OSC paper described a number of changes in the data base and in the methods--considerably more rigorous than those employed in the past--for analyzing the performance of Radioisotope Thermophotovoltaic (RTPV) converters. As shown, some of those changes were beneficial, but others--particularly the use of EDTEK`s experimentally measured open-circuit voltages and fill factors instead of previously used theoretical equations--had a substantial adverse effect on the predicted converter performance. EDTEK is continuing work on improved PV cells to more closely approach theoretical voltage predictions. In parallel with that effort, OSC has been investigating a number of generator design modifications to achieve additional improvements in system performance. Specifically, OSC found that the converter`s performance could be significantly improved by increasing the heat flux incident on the PV cells. As will be explained, OSC`s preferred design, which entails placing the TPV converters on the housing`s end covers instead of its side walls, not only improves the generator`s performance but also offers important programmatic, fabrication, and processing advantages.

Schock, A.; Or, C.T.; Kumar, V. [Orbital Sciences Corp., Germantown, MD (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

187

Design of a 2.5kW Low Temperature Stirling Engine for Distributed Solar Thermal Generation  

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Design of a 2.5kW Low Temperature Stirling Engine for Distributed Solar Thermal Generation Mike He on the design of a Stirling engine for distributed solar thermal ap- plications. In particular, we design renewable energy applications. A key advantage of a solar thermal system is that they can incorporate

Sanders, Seth

188

Synchronization of a renewable energy inverter with the grid  

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The design mathematical analysis and testing results of the architecture of a new all-digital phase-locked loop system for synchronizing a voltage source DC-AC single-phase inverter with the low voltage utility grid are presented. The system which is based on the time-delay digital tanlock loop was simulated using matlab/simulink and was tested by subjecting the grid voltage to various perturbations similar to those which can occur in a real power system such as voltage sags and nonlinear distortion of the grid voltage waveform. Results indicate that even in the presence of such perturbations the system achieved and/or re-gained synchronization within 100?ms. The proposed system is all-digital and can be readily implemented using a field programmable gate array and easily embedded into a power inverter.

Nader Anani; Omar Al-Kharji AlAli; Mahmoud Al-Qutayri; Saleh AL-Araji

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Design optimization of a fuzzy distributed generation (DG) system with multiple renewable energy sources  

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The global rise in energy demands brings major obstacles to many energy organizations in providing adequate energy supply. Hence many techniques to generate cost effective reliable and environmentally friendly alternative energy source are being explored. One such method is the integration of photovoltaic cells wind turbine generators and fuel-based generators included with storage batteries. This sort of power systems are known as distributed generation (DG) power system. However the application of DG power systems raise certain issues such as cost effectiveness environmental impact and reliability. The modelling as well as the optimization of this DG power system was successfully performed in the previous work using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). The central idea of that work was to minimize cost minimize emissions and maximize reliability (multi-objective (MO) setting) with respect to the power balance and design requirements. In this work we introduce a fuzzy model that takes into account the uncertain nature of certain variables in the DG system which are dependent on the weather conditions (such as; the insolation and wind speed profiles). The MO optimization in a fuzzy environment was performed by applying the Hopfield Recurrent Neural Network (HNN). Analysis on the optimized results was then carried out.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

DC-AC Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Boost Inverter With No Inductors for Electric/Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications  

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This paper presents a cascaded H-bridge multilevel boost inverter for electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid EV (HEV) applications implemented without the use of inductors. Currently available power inverter systems for HEVs use a dc-dc boost converter to boost the battery voltage for a traditional three-phase inverter. The present HEV traction drive inverters have low power density, are expensive, and have low efficiency because they need a bulky inductor. A cascaded H-bridge multilevel boost inverter design for EV and HEV applications implemented without the use of inductors is proposed in this paper. Traditionally, each H-bridge needs a dc power supply. The proposed design uses a standard three-leg inverter (one leg for each phase) and an H-bridge in series with each inverter leg which uses a capacitor as the dc power source. A fundamental switching scheme is used to do modulation control and to produce a five-level phase voltage. Experiments show that the proposed dc-ac cascaded H-bridge multilevel boost inverter can output a boosted ac voltage without the use of inductors.

Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL; Ozpineci, Burak [ORNL; Du, Zhong [ORNL; Chiasson, John N [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Alternatives generation and analysis for the Phase I intermediate waste feed staging system design requirements  

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This alternatives generation and analysis (AGA) addresses the question: What is the design basis for the facilities required to stage low-level waste (LLW) feed to the Phase I private contractors? Alternative designs for the intermediate waste feed staging system were developed, analyzed, and compared. Based on these analyses, this document recommends installing mixer pumps in the central pump pit of double-shell tanks 241-AP-102 and 241-AP-104. Also recommended is installing decant/transfer pumps at these tanks. These recommendations have clear advantages in that they provide a low shedule impact/risk and the highest operability of all the alternatives investigated. This revision incorporates comments from the decision board.

Claghorn, R.D., Fluor Daniel Hanford

1997-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

192

Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Prismatic HTGR Conceptual Design Project - Final Technical Report  

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This report is the Final Technical Report for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Prismatic HTGR Conceptual Design Project conducted by a team led by General Atomics under DOE Award DE-NE0000245. The primary overall objective of the project was to develop and document a conceptual design for the Steam Cycle Modular Helium Reactor (SC-MHR), which is the reactor concept proposed by General Atomics for the NGNP Demonstration Plant. The report summarizes the project activities over the entire funding period, compares the accomplishments with the goals and objectives of the project, and discusses the benefits of the work. The report provides complete listings of the products developed under the award and the key documents delivered to the DOE.

John Saurwein

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

193

Inverted catenoids, curvature singularities and tethered membranes  

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If a catenoid is inverted in any interior point, a deflated compact geometry is obtained which touches at two points (its poles). The catenoid is a minimal surface and, as such, is an equilibrium shape of a symmetric fluid membrane. The conformal symmetry of the Hamiltonian implies that inverted minimal surfaces are also equilibrium shapes. However, they exhibit curvature singularities at their poles. These singularities are associated with external forces pulling the poles together. Unlike the catenoid which is free of stress, there will be stress within the inverted shapes. If the surface area is fixed, reducing the external force induces a transition from a discocyte to a cup-shaped stomatocyte.

Pavel Castro-Villarreal; Jemal Guven

2007-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

194

DESIGNING AN OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION AND COFIRING SAWDUST WITH COAL AT ALBRIGHT GENERATING STATION  

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During the period July 1, 2003-September 30, 2003, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) proceeded with demonstration operations at the Willow Island Generating Station and improvements to the Albright Generating Station cofiring systems. The demonstration operations at Willow Island were designed to document integration of bio mass cofiring into commercial operations, including evaluating new sources of biomass supply. The Albright improvements were designed to increase the resource base for the projects, and to address issues that came up during the first year of operations. During this period, a major presentation summarizing the program was presented at the Pittsburgh Coal Conference. This report summarizes the activities associated with the Designer Opportunity Fuel program, and demonstrations at Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations.

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Application of the integrated gasification combined cycle technology and BGL gasification design for power generation  

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Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) technology promises to be the power generation technology of choice in the late 1990s and beyond. Based on the principle that almost any fuel can be burned more cleanly and efficiently if first turned into a gas, an IGCC plant extracts more electricity from a ton of coal by burning it as a gas in a turbine rather than as a solid in a boiler. Accordingly, coal gasification is the process of converting coal to a clean-burning synthetic gas. IGCC technology is the integration of the coal-gasification plant with a conventional combined-cycle plant to produce electricity. The benefits of this technology merger are many and result in a highly efficient and environmentally superior energy production facility. The lGCC technology holds significant implications for Asia-Pacific countries and for other parts of the world. High-growth regions require additional baseload capacity. Current low prices for natural gas and minimal emissions that result from its use for power generation favor its selection as the fuel source for new power generation capacity. However, fluctuations in fuel price and fuel availability are undermining the industry`s confidence in planning future capacity based upon gas-fueled generation. With the world`s vast coal reserves, there is a continuing effort to provide coal-fueled power generation technologies that use coal cleanly and efficiently. The lGCC technology accomplishes this objective. This chapter provides a summary of the status of lGCC technology and lGCC projects known to date. It also will present a technical overview of the British Gas/Lurgi (BGL) technology, one of the leading and most promising coal gasifier designs.

Edmonds, R.F. Jr.; Hulkowich, G.J.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

196

Optimal Controller Design of a Wind Turbine with Doubly Fed Induction Generator for Small Signal Stability Enhancement  

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Multi-objective optimal controller design of a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbine system using Differential Evolution ( ... this chapter. A detailed mathematical model of DFIG wind turbine with a ...

Lihui Yang; Guang Ya Yang; Zhao Xu; Zhao Yang Dong; Yusheng Xue

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Design and Synthesis of a Photoaromatization-Based Two-Stage Photobase Generator for Pitch Division Lithography  

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Design and Synthesis of a Photoaromatization-Based Two-Stage Photobase Generator for Pitch Division in such a resist has twice the pitch of the projected mask image. Unfortunately, when sub-100 nm features

Turro, Nicholas J.

198

Webinar: 2011-2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Winners: On-Campus Tri-Generation Fuel Cell Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Video recording of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office webinar, 2011-2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Winners: On-Campus Tri-Generation Fuel Cell Systems, originally presented on September 4, 2012.

199

Hybrid Cascaded Multilevel Inverter with PWM Control Method  

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162 Hybrid Cascaded Multilevel Inverter with PWM Control Method Haiwen Liu1 , Leon M. Tolbert1, 2 inverter with PWM method is presented in this paper. It consists of a standard 3-leg inverter (one leg for each phase) and H-bridge in series with each inverter leg. It can use only a single DC power source

Tolbert, Leon M.

200

Single-electron inverter C. P. Heij,a)  

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Single-electron inverter C. P. Heij,a) P. Hadley, and J. E. Mooij Applied Physics and DIMES, Delft for publication 8 December 2000 A single-electron inverter was fabricated that switches from a high output of the inverter, the two single-electron transistors that make up the inverter must exhibit voltage gain. Voltage

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201

A A L B O R G U N I V E R S I T Y Specifications for the `SolcelleInverter' project  

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-Module is an electrical product and is the combination of a single module and a single power electronic inverter Solutions for Inverter W.4 Development And Simulation of New Topologies W.5 Selection of Topology W.6 DesignA A L B O R G U N I V E R S I T Y Specifications for the `SolcelleInverter' project An AC

202

FRICTION AND THE INVERTED PENDULUM STABILIZATION PROBLEM Sue Ann Campbell Stephanie Crawford Kirsten Morris  

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FRICTION AND THE INVERTED PENDULUM STABILIZATION PROBLEM Sue Ann Campbell Stephanie Crawford of friction on the design and performance of feedback controllers that aim to stabilize the pendulum in the upright position. We show that a controller designed using a simple viscous friction model has poor

Morris, Kirsten

203

System Modeling and Design Optimization for a Next-Generation Unattended Sensor  

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We are developing a next-generation unattendedsensor that can detect and identify radiation sources while operating on battery power for several weeks. The system achieves smaller size and weight over systems that use NaI:Tl and 3He detectors by using a relatively new scintillator, Cs2LiYCl6:Ce:Ce (CLYC). This material can detect both gamma rays and thermal neutrons, has energy resolution of ~4% full width at half maximum at 662 keV, and allows for particle discrimination by pulse amplitude as well as pulse shape. The overall design features an array of sixteen CLYC detectors, each read out by a photomultiplier tube and custom pulse processing electronics. A field-programmable gate array analyzes the energy spectra using computationally efficient algorithms for anomaly detection.

McDonald, Benjamin S.; Myjak, Mitchell J.; Hensley, Walter K.; Smart, John E.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Second generation heliostat development for solar central receiver systems detailed design report. Volume II. Appendices  

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Presented are the design of the second generation heliostat, the development of the manufacturing plan, the method of transporting the heliostats from the factory to the installation site, heliostat installation procedures, and the maintenance routines. These plans are then cost estimated to provide inputs required to develop the installed cost of the heliostat and further, the cost of owning, operating and maintaining a collector field. This volume contains the following appendices: (1) bill of materials; (2) part drawings (subassemblies); (3) assembly drawings, heliostat; (4) trade studies; (5) system studies; (6) control software; (7) test results; (8) specification S-102: surface preparation, application, and inspection of protective coatings for carbon steel heliostat piles; and (9) specification S-101: installation of open end pipe piles. (WHK)

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1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

A practical design for an integrated HVDC unit - connected hydro-electric generating station  

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To date, several authors (see reference list) have proclaimed benefits which can be achieved by integrating HVDC converter stations directly with generating units. The cost of a significant amount of plant and facilities found in conventional schemes is thereby eliminated. So far as is known however, no detailed studies have been done to quantify these benefits. This paper outlines the results of a study made recently by the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre to determine the practicality of such a scheme. To give credence to the results an actual hydro station design was used incorporating a HVDC thyristor valve scheme in a hypothetical situation. Financial and other benefits were determined for this example together with conclusions and recommendations for future specific projects and further areas of study.

Ingram, L. (Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg (CA))

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Advanced Power Electronic Interfaces for Distributed Energy Systems, Part 2: Modeling, Development, and Experimental Evaluation of Advanced Control Functions for Single-Phase Utility-Connected Inverter  

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Integrating renewable energy and distributed generations into the Smart Grid architecture requires power electronic (PE) for energy conversion. The key to reaching successful Smart Grid implementation is to develop interoperable, intelligent, and advanced PE technology that improves and accelerates the use of distributed energy resource systems. This report describes the simulation, design, and testing of a single-phase DC-to-AC inverter developed to operate in both islanded and utility-connected mode. It provides results on both the simulations and the experiments conducted, demonstrating the ability of the inverter to provide advanced control functions such as power flow and VAR/voltage regulation. This report also analyzes two different techniques used for digital signal processor (DSP) code generation. Initially, the DSP code was written in C programming language using Texas Instrument's Code Composer Studio. In a later stage of the research, the Simulink DSP toolbox was used to self-generate code for the DSP. The successful tests using Simulink self-generated DSP codes show promise for fast prototyping of PE controls.

Chakraborty, S.; Kroposki, B.; Kramer, W.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Part I:Part I: Degradation in 3.2 nm Gate Oxides:Degradation in 3.2 nm Gate Oxides: Effects on Inverter Performance and MOSFETEffects on Inverter Performance and MOSFET  

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on Inverter Performance and MOSFETEffects on Inverter Performance and MOSFET Characteristics.2 nm Gate Oxides: Effects on Inverter Performance and MOSFETEffects on Inverter Performance and MOSFET

Anlage, Steven

208

The Inverted Block Rate:The Inverted Block Rate: An Alternative to Flat Rate BillingAn Alternative to Flat Rate Billing  

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The Inverted Block Rate:The Inverted Block Rate: An Alternative to Flat Rate BillingAn Alternative;Inverted Block RateInverted Block Rate 22 IntroductionIntroduction ·· Modern societies rely on electrical collectionMetering and Rate Models facilitate collection #12;Inverted Block RateInverted Block Rate 33 Rate

Hughes, Larry

209

Solid state pulsed power generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power generator includes one or more full bridge inverter modules coupled to a semiconductor opening switch (SOS) through an inductive resonant branch. Each module includes a plurality of switches that are switched in a fashion causing the one or more full bridge inverter modules to drive the semiconductor opening switch SOS through the resonant circuit to generate pulses to a load connected in parallel with the SOS.

Tao, Fengfeng; Saddoughi, Seyed Gholamali; Herbon, John Thomas

2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

210

Small-Signal Modeling of a Three-Phase Isolated Inverter with Both Voltage and  

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with the introduction of modern power generating units such as wind and solar power plants. As these new energy sourcesSmall-Signal Modeling of a Three-Phase Isolated Inverter with Both Voltage and Frequency Droop Rolla, Missouri 65409 Abstract-- In conventional power system operation, droop control methods are used

Kimball, Jonathan W.

211

ELECTROSTATIC MODELING OF THE JEFFERSON LABORATORY INVERTED CERAMIC GUN  

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Jefferson Laboratory (JLab) is currently developing a new 500kV DC electron gun for future use with the FEL. The design consists of two inverted ceramics which support a central cathode electrode. This layout allows for a load-lock system to be located behind the gun chamber. The electrostatic geometry of the gun has been designed to minimize surface electric field gradients and also to provide some transverse focusing to the electron beam during transit between the cathode and anode. This paper discusses the electrode design philosophy and presents the results of electrostatic simulations. The electric field information obtained through modeling was used with particle tracking codes to predict the effects on the electron beam.

P. Evtushenko ,F.E. Hannon, C. Hernandez-Garcia

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

DESIGNING AN OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION AND COFIRING SAWDUST WITH COAL AT ALBRIGHT GENERATING STATION  

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During the period July 1, 2001--September 30, 2001, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) continued construction of the Willow Island cofiring project, completed the installation of the fuel storage facility, the fuel receiving facility, and the processing building. All mechanical equipment has been installed and electrical construction has proceeded. During this time period significant short term testing of the Albright Generating Station cofiring facility was completed, and the 100-hour test was planned for early October. The testing demonstrated that cofiring at the Albright Generating Station could contribute to a ''4P Strategy''--reduction of SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, mercury, and greenhouse gas emissions. This report summarizes the activities associated with the Designer Opportunity Fuel program, and demonstrations at Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations. It details the construction activities at both sites along with the combustion modeling at the Willow Island site.

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

A simplied approach for generating frequency domain bounds for QFT designs  

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(QFT) design methodology for multiple feedback controllers can be difficult and tedious. The procedure involves uncoupling the system into a series of single input-single output (SISO) designs. This, at times, requires the designer to make...

Kyle, Eric Jacque

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

214

An Inverted Co-Flow Diffusion Flame for Producing Soot  

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We developed an inverted, co-flow, methane/air/nitrogen burner that generates a wide range of soot particles sizes and concentrations. By adjusting the flow rates of air, methane, and nitrogen in the fuel, the mean electric mobility diameter and number concentration are varied. Additional dilution downstream of the flame allows us to generate particle concentrations spanning those produced by spark-ignited and diesel engines: particles with mean diameters between 50 and 250 nm and number concentrations from 4.7 {center_dot} 10{sup 4} to 10{sup 7} cm{sup -3}. The range of achievable number concentrations, and therefore volume concentrations, can be increased by a factor of 30 by reducing the dilution ratio. These operating conditions make this burner valuable for developing and calibrating diagnostics as well as for other studies involving soot particles.

Stipe, Christopher B.; Higgins, Brian S.; Lucas, Donald; Koshland, Catherine P.; Sawyer, Robert F.

2005-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

215

Radio-Frequency Inverters With Transmission-Line Input Networks  

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A soft-switching inverter topology (the Class Phi ) is presented which draws dc source current through a transmission line or a lumped-network approximation of a distributed line. By aligning the inverter switching frequency ...

Phinney, Joshua W.

216

Modelling and design of an eddy current coupling for slip-synchronous permanent magnet wind generators.  

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??ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Slip-synchronous permanent magnet generators (SS-PMG) is a recently proposed direct-grid connected direct-drive generator topology for wind power applications. It combines a permanent magnet (more)

Mouton, Zac

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Design and Development of Controller for Stand-Alone Wind Driven Self-excited Induction Generator  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The 3-? self-excited induction generator driven by wind energy source is suitable ... capacitance required for self-excitation of 3-? induction generator is taken up in this work and...

M. Sathyakala; M. Arutchelvi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Inferring Ancestral Chloroplast Genomes with Inverted Repeat  

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Inferring Ancestral Chloroplast Genomes with Inverted Repeat Liying Cui # , Feng Yue + , Claude W 87131 Abstract--- Genome evolution is shaped not only by nucleotide substitutions, but also by structural changes including gene and genome duplications, inser­ tions/deletions and gene order

Tang, Jijun

219

Pulse width modulation inverter with battery charger  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An inverter is connected between a source of DC power and a three-phase AC induction motor, and a microprocessor-based circuit controls the inverter using pulse width modulation techniques. In the disclosed method of pulse width modulation, both edges of each pulse of a carrier pulse train are equally modulated by a time proportional to sin .theta., where .theta. is the angular displacement of the pulse center at the motor stator frequency from a fixed reference point on the carrier waveform. The carrier waveform frequency is a multiple of the motor stator frequency. The modulated pulse train is then applied to each of the motor phase inputs with respective phase shifts of 120.degree. at the stator frequency. Switching control commands for electronic switches in the inverter are stored in a random access memory (RAM) and the locations of the RAM are successively read out in a cyclic manner, each bit of a given RAM location controlling a respective phase input of the motor. The DC power source preferably comprises rechargeable batteries and all but one of the electronic switches in the inverter can be disabled, the remaining electronic switch being part of a "flyback" DC-DC converter circuit for recharging the battery.

Slicker, James M. (Union Lake, MI)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Chaos in Robert Hooke's inverted cone  

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...Hooke's inverted cone Mederic Argentina 1 2 Pierre Coullet 1 2 Jean-Marc...minus the conservation of energy and the conservation of angular...include its rotational kinetic energy. So, we will denote it as...the equations. The kinetic energy T is The potential energy U...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

A Soft-Switching Inverter for High-Temperature Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Drives  

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The state-of-the-art hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) require the inverter cooling system to have a separate loop to avoid power semiconductor junction over temperatures because the engine coolant temperature of 105?C does not allow for much temperature rise in silicon devices. The proposed work is to develop an advanced soft-switching inverter that will eliminate the device switching loss and cut down the power loss so that the inverter can operate at high-temperature conditions while operating at high switching frequencies with small current ripple in low inductance based permanent magnet motors. The proposed tasks also include high-temperature packaging and thermal modeling and simulation to ensure the packaged module can operate at the desired temperature. The developed module will be integrated with the motor and vehicle controller for dynamometer and in-vehicle testing to prove its superiority. This report will describe the detailed technical design of the soft-switching inverters and their test results. The experiments were conducted both in module level for the module conduction and switching characteristics and in inverter level for its efficiency under inductive and dynamometer load conditions. The performance will be compared with the DOE original specification.

None, None

2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

222

Maximum Constant Boost Control of the Z-Source Inverter  

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Maximum Constant Boost Control of the Z-Source Inverter Miaosen Shen1 , Jin Wang1 , Alan Joseph1 Laboratory Abstract: This paper proposes two maximum constant boost control methods for the Z-source inverter to modulation index is analyzed in detail and verified by simulation and experiment. Keywords- Z-source inverter

Tolbert, Leon M.

223

Invertible Symmetric 3 3 Binary Matrices and GQ(2, 4)  

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Invertible Symmetric 3 ? 3 Binary Matrices and GQ(2, 4) Andrea Blunck,1 P´eter L´evay,2 Metod of 27 (disregarding the identity) invertible symmetric 3 ? 3 matrices over GF(2) and the points of invertible symmetric 3 ? 3 matrices over the field GF(2) has 28 elements. The elements different from

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

224

Invertibility preservers on central simple algebras Peter Semrl  

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Invertibility preservers on central simple algebras Peter Semrl Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Kaplansky's problem concerning the structure of linear pre- servers of invertibility in the special case of maps on central simple alge- bras. AMS classification: 15A86, 16K20 Keywords: invertibility preserving

Semrl, Peter

225

What to Do When Your Hessian Is Not Invertible  

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What to Do When Your Hessian Is Not Invertible Alternatives to Model Respecification in Nonlinear is not invertable? The standard textbook advice is to respecify the model, but this is another way of saying for its inventor, German mathematician Ludwig Hesse) must be positive definite and hence invertible

Gill, Jeff

226

Summary Review of Advanced Inverter Technologies for Residential PV Systems  

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Summary Review of Advanced Inverter Technologies for Residential PV Systems This report summarizes current and emerging standards for residential PV systems and identifies the status of emerging inverter of Hawai`i at Manoa #12;Summary of Inverter Technologies Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Office

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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

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Friction and the Inverted Pendulum Stabilization Problem Sue Ann Campbell  

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Friction and the Inverted Pendulum Stabilization Problem Sue Ann Campbell Department of Applied. Keywords: inverted pendulum, friction, feedback control, stability analysis. 1 #12;INTRODUCTION to be the cause of failure of a feedback controller to stabilize a three link inverted pendulum system [2

Campbell, Sue Ann

229

Magnetically and electrically tunable semiconductor quantum waveguide inverter  

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Magnetically and electrically tunable semiconductor quantum waveguide inverter M. J. Gilbert,a) R implementations. We present an electrically tunable semiconductor quantum waveguide implementation of an inverter. On the other hand, if a ``0'' is present in the control bit, then the qubit is inverted. In a recent study

Gilbert, Matthew

230

A Cascade Multilevel Inverter Using a Single DC Source  

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A Cascade Multilevel Inverter Using a Single DC Source Zhong Du1, Leon M. Tolbert2 3, John N inverter can be implemented using only a single DC power source and capacitors. A standard cascade multilevel inverter requires DC sources for 2 + 1 levels. Without requiring transformers, the scheme proposed

Tolbert, Leon M.

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Supplement to "Power Algorithms for Inverting Laplace Transforms"  

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propose a new class of algorithms for numerically inverting Laplace transforms, called power algorithmsSupplement to "Power Algorithms for Inverting Laplace Transforms" Efstathios Avdis Department, with the parameter choice being tunable to the trans- form being inverted. The powers can be advantageously chosen

Whitt, Ward

232

Development of Design Criteria for Fluid Induced Structural Vibration in Steam Generators and Heat Exchangers  

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OAK-B135 Flow-induced vibration in heat exchangers has been a major cause of concern in the nuclear industry for several decades. Many incidents of failure of heat exchangers due to apparent flow-induced vibration have been reported through the USNRC incident reporting system. Almost all heat exchangers have to deal with this problem during their operation. The phenomenon has been studied since the 1970s and the database of experimental studies on flow-induced vibration is constantly updated with new findings and improved design criteria for heat exchangers. In the nuclear industry, steam generators are often affected by this problem. However, flow-induced vibration is not limited to nuclear power plants, but to any type of heat exchanger used in many industrial applications such as chemical processing, refrigeration and air conditioning. Specifically, shell and tube type heat exchangers experience flow-induced vibration due to the high velocity flow over the tube banks. Flow-induced vibration in these heat exchangers leads to equipment breakdown and hence expensive repair and process shutdown. The goal of this research is to provide accurate measurements that can help modelers to validate their models using the measured experimental parameters and thereby develop better design criteria for avoiding fluid-elastic instability in heat exchangers. The research is divided between two primary experimental efforts, the first conducted using water alone (single phase) and the second using a mixture of air or steam and water as the working fluid (two phase). The outline of this report is as follows: After the introduction to fluid-elastic instability, the experimental apparatus constructed to conduct the experiments is described in Chapter 2 along with the measurement procedures. Chapter 3 presents results obtained on the tube array and the flow loop, as well as techniques used in data processing. The project performance is described and evaluated in Chapter 4 followed by a discussion of publications and presentations relevant to the project in Chapter 5, while the conclusions and recommendations for future work are presented in Chapter 6.

Catton, Ivan; Dhir, Vijay K.; Alquaddoomi, O.S.; Mitra, Deepanjan; Adinolfi, Pierangelo

2004-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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SiC's Potential Impact on the Design of Wind Generation System , Leon M. Tolbert1,2  

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is that SiC devices would reduce substantially the cost of energy of large wind turbines that use power with the fixed voltage and frequency of the grid. SiC- based power devices have several advantages, includingSiC's Potential Impact on the Design of Wind Generation System Hui Zhang1 , Leon M. Tolbert1

Tolbert, Leon M.

234

Design, Analysis, and Optimization of a Radioisotope Thermophotovoltaic (RTPV) Generator, and its Applicability to an Illustrative Space Mission  

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Paper presented at the 45th Congress of the IAF in Jerusalem, Israel, October 1994. The paper describes the results of a DOE-sponsored design study of a radioisotope thermophotovoltaic generator (RTPV), to complement similar studies of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) and Stirling Generators (RSGs) previously published by the authors. To focus the design effort, it was decided to direct it at a specific illustrative space mission, Pluto Fast Flyby (PFF). That mission, under study by the JPL, envisages a direct eight to nine-year flight to Pluto (the only unexplored planet in the solar system), followed by comprehensive mapping, surface composition, and atmospheric structure measurements during a brief flyby of the planet and its moon Charon, and transmission of the recorded science data to Earth during a six-week post-encounter cruise.

Schock, Alfred; Mukunda, Meera; Or, Chuen T; Kumar, Vasanth; Summers, G.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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One Optimal Sizing Method for Designing Hybrid Solar-Wind-Diesel Power Generation Systems  

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This paper recommended an optimal design model for designing stand-alone hybrid solar-wind-diesel systems. The optimum configuration ensures that the annualized cost of the systems is minimized while satisfying t...

Zhou Wei; Yang Hongxing

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct - drive permanent magnet synchronous generator design for hydrokinetic energy extraction .  

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??"Hydrokinetic turbines deliver lower shaft speeds when compared to both steam and wind turbines. Hence, a water wheel generator must operate at speeds as low (more)

Kashyap, Amshumaan Raghunatha

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bearing options, including design and testing, for direct drive linear generators in wave energy converters.  

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??The key focus of this research was to investigate the bearing options most suited to operation in a novel direct drive linear generator. This was (more)

Caraher, Sarah

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Fault Current Contribution from Single-Phase PV Inverters  

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A significant increase in photovoltaic (PV) system installations is expected to come on line in the near future and as the penetration level of PV increases, the effect of PV may no longer be considered minimal. One of the most important attributions of additional PV is what effect this may have on protection systems. Protection engineers design protection systems to safely eliminate faults from the electric power system. One of the new technologies recently introduced into the electric power system are distributed energy resources (DER). Currently, inverter-based DER contributes very little to the power balance on all but a few utility distribution systems. As DER become prevalent in the distribution system, equipment rating capability and coordination of protection systems merit a closer investigation. A collaborative research effort between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Southern California Edison (SCE) involved laboratory short-circuit testing single-phase (240 VAC) residential type (between 1.5 and 7kW) inverters. This paper will reveal test results obtained from these short-circuit tests.

Keller, J.; Kroposki, B.; Bravo, R.; Robles, S.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of a Dynamically Controlled Inverter in a Photovoltaic System Interconnected with a Secondary Network Distribution System  

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In 2008, a 300 kW{sub peak} photovoltaic (PV) system was installed on the rooftop of the Colorado Convention Center (CCC). The installation was unique for the electric utility, Xcel Energy, as it had not previously permitted a PV system to be interconnected on a building served by the local secondary network distribution system (network). The PV system was installed with several provisions; one to prevent reverse power flow, another called a dynamically controlled inverter (DCI), that curtails the output of the PV inverters to maintain an amount of load supplied by Xcel Energy at the CCC. The DCI system utilizes current transformers (CTs) to sense power flow to insure that a minimum threshold is maintained from Xcel Energy through the network transformers. The inverters are set to track the load on each of the three phases and curtail power from the PV system when the generated PV system current reaches 95% of the current on any phase. This is achieved by the DCI, which gathers inputs from current transformers measuring the current from the PV array, Xcel, and the spot network load. Preventing reverse power flow is a critical technical requirement for the spot network which serve this part of the CCC. The PV system was designed with the expectation that the DCI system would not curtail the PV system, as the expected minimum load consumption was historically higher than the designed PV system size. However, the DCI system has operated many days during the course of a year, and the performance has been excellent. The DCI system at the CCC was installed as a secondary measure to insure that a minimum level of power flows to the CCC from the Xcel Energy network. While this DCI system was intended for localized control, the system could also reduce output percent if an external smart grid control signal was employed. This paper specifically focuses on the performance of the innovative design at this installation; however, the DCI system could also be used for new s- art grid-enabled distribution systems where renewables power contributions at certain conditions or times may need to be curtailed.

Coddington, M. H.; Kroposki, B. D.; Basso, T.; Berger, D.; Crowell, K.; Hayes, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Free Flow Energy (TRL 1 2 3 Component)- Design and Development of a Cross-Platform Submersible Generator Optimized for the Conditions of Current Energy Conversion  

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Free Flow Energy (TRL 1 2 3 Component) - Design and Development of a Cross-Platform Submersible Generator Optimized for the Conditions of Current Energy Conversion

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DESIGNING AN OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION  

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During the period January 1, 2001-March 31, 2001, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) finalized the engineering of the Willow Island cofiring project, completed the fuel characterizations for both the Willow Island and Albright Generating Station projects, and initiated construction of both projects. Allegheny and its contractor, Foster Wheeler, selected appropriate fuel blends and issued purchase orders for all processing and mechanical equipment to be installed at both sites. This report summarizes the activities associated with the Designer Opportunity Fuel program, and demonstrations at Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations. The third quarter of the project involved completing the detailed designs for the Willow Island Designer Fuel project. It also included complete characterization of the coal and biomass fuels being burned, focusing upon the following characteristics: proximate and ultimate analysis; higher heating value; carbon 13 nuclear magnetic resonance testing for aromaticity, number of aromatic carbons per cluster, and the structural characteristics of oxygen in the fuel; drop tube reactor testing for high temperature devolatilization kinetics and generation of fuel chars; thermogravimetric analyses (TGA) for char oxidation kinetics; and related testing. The construction at both sites commenced during this quarter, and was largely completed at the Albright Generating Station site.

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The New Generation of Uranium In Situ Recovery Facilities: Design Improvements Should Reduce Radiological Impacts Relative to First Generation Uranium Solution Mining Plants  

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In the last few years, there has been a significant increase in the demand for Uranium as historical inventories have been consumed and new reactor orders are being placed. Numerous mineralized properties around the world are being evaluated for Uranium recovery and new mining / milling projects are being evaluated and developed. Ore bodies which are considered uneconomical to mine by conventional methods such as tunneling or open pits, can be candidates for non-conventional recovery techniques, involving considerably less capital expenditure. Technologies such as Uranium In Situ Leaching / In Situ Recovery (ISL / ISR - also referred to as 'solution mining'), have enabled commercial scale mining and milling of relatively small ore pockets of lower grade, and are expected to make a significant contribution to overall world wide uranium supplies over the next ten years. Commercial size solution mining production facilities have operated in the US since the mid 1970's. However, current designs are expected to result in less radiological wastes and emissions relative to these 'first' generation plants (which were designed, constructed and operated through the 1980's). These early designs typically used alkaline leach chemistries in situ including use of ammonium carbonate which resulted in groundwater restoration challenges, open to air recovery vessels and high temperature calcining systems for final product drying vs the 'zero emissions' vacuum dryers as typically used today. Improved containment, automation and instrumentation control and use of vacuum dryers in the design of current generation plants are expected to reduce production of secondary waste byproduct material, reduce Radon emissions and reduce potential for employee exposure to uranium concentrate aerosols at the back end of the milling process. In Situ Recovery in the U.S. typically involves the circulation of groundwater, fortified with oxidizing (gaseous oxygen e.g) and complexing agents (carbon dioxide, e.g) into an ore body, solubilizing the uranium in situ, and then pumping the solutions to the surface where they are fed to a processing plant ( mill). Processing involves ion exchange and may also include precipitation, drying or calcining and packaging operations depending on facility specifics. This paper presents an overview of the ISR process and the health physics monitoring programs developed at a number of commercial scale ISL / ISR Uranium recovery and production facilities as a result of the radiological character of these processes. Although many radiological aspects of the process are similar to that of conventional mills, conventional-type tailings as such are not generated. However, liquid and solid byproduct materials may be generated and impounded. The quantity and radiological character of these by products are related to facility specifics. Some special monitoring considerations are presented which are required due to the manner in which radon gas is evolved in the process and the unique aspects of controlling solution flow patterns underground. The radiological character of these processes are described using empirical data collected from many operating facilities. Additionally, the major aspects of the health physics and radiation protection programs that were developed at these first generation facilities are discussed and contrasted to circumstances of the current generation and state of the art of uranium ISR technologies and facilities. In summary: This paper has presented an overview of in situ Uranium recovery processes and associated major radiological aspects and monitoring considerations. Admittedly, the purpose was to present an overview of those special health physics considerations dictated by the in situ Uranium recovery technology, to point out similarities and differences to conventional mill programs and to contrast these alkaline leach facilities to modern day ISR designs. As evidenced by the large number of ISR projects currently under development in the U.S. and worldwide, non conventional Uranium recovery techniques

Brown, S.H. [CHP, SHB INC., Centennial, Colorado (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better grid design should keep generators from fluctuating in phase. Library of Congress  

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to a diesel generator. When everything is switched off, the engine only has to overcome the internal the governor on the engine into action, which revs the hell out of the diesel. The diesel speeds up, overshoots or the diesel engine tears itself to pieces. That's just a single generator with a single load. Imagine a power

Shahriar, Selim

244

On real number labelings and graph invertibility  

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For non-negative real x"0 and simple graph G, @l"x"""0","1(G) is the minimum span over all labelings that assign real numbers to the vertices of G such that adjacent vertices receive labels that differ by at least x"0 and vertices at distance two receive ... Keywords: ?-invertible, ?j,k-labeling, ?x,1-labeling, Distance-constrained labeling, Kneser graphs, Self-complementary graphs

Jeong-Ok Choi; John Georges; David Mauro; Yan Wang

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Design of the Triboelectric Generators of Martinus van Marum, F.R.S. A Case History of the Interaction between England and Holland in the Field of Instrument Design in the Eighteenth Century  

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1 December 1971 research-article The Design of the Triboelectric Generators of Martinus van Marum, F.R.S. A Case History of the Interaction between England and Holland in the Field of Instrument Design...

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGNING AN OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION AND COFIRING SAWDUST WITH COAL AT ALBRIGHT GENERATING STATION  

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During the period October 1, 2001--December 31, 2001, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) completed construction of the Willow Island cofiring project. This included completion of the explosion proof electrical wiring, the control system, and the control software. Procedures for system checkout, shakedown, and initial operation were initiated during this period. During this time period the 100-hour test of the Albright Generating Station cofiring facility was completed. The testing demonstrated that cofiring at the Albright Generating Station could reliably contribute to a ''4P Strategy''--reduction of SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, mercury, and greenhouse gas emissions over a significant load range. During this period of time Allegheny Energy conducted facility tours of both Albright and Willow Island for the Biomass Interest Group of the Electric Power Research Institute. This report summarizes the activities associated with the Designer Opportunity Fuel program, and demonstrations at Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations. It details the completion of construction activities at the Willow Island site along with the 100-hr test at the Albright site.

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGNING AND OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION AND COFIRING SAWDUST WITH COAL AT ALBRIGHT GENERATING STATION  

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During the period July 1, 2000-March 31, 2004, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) conducted an extensive demonstration of woody biomass cofiring at its Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations. This demonstration, cofunded by USDOE and Allegheny, and supported by the Biomass Interest Group (BIG) of EPRI, evaluated the impacts of sawdust cofiring in both cyclone boilers and tangentially-fired pulverized coal boilers. The cofiring in the cyclone boiler--Willow Island Generating Station Unit No.2--evaluated the impacts of sawdust alone, and sawdust blended with tire-derived fuel. The biomass was blended with the coal on its way to the combustion system. The cofiring in the pulverized coal boiler--Albright Generating Station--evaluated the impact of cofiring on emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO{sub x}) when the sawdust was injected separately into the furnace. The demonstration of woody biomass cofiring involved design, construction, and testing at each site. The results addressed impacts associated with operational issues--capacity, efficiency, and operability--as well as formation and control of airborne emissions such as NO{sub x}, sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}2), opacity, and mercury. The results of this extensive program are detailed in this report.

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bearing options, including design and testing, for direct drive linear generators in wave energy converters  

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The key focus of this research was to investigate the bearing options most suited to operation in a novel direct drive linear generator. This was done through bearing comparisons, modelling and testing. It is fundamental ...

Caraher, Sarah

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat exchanger design for thermoelectric electricity generation from low temperature flue gas streams .  

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??An air-to-oil heat exchanger was modeled and optimized for use in a system utilizing a thermoelectric generator to convert low grade waste heat in flue (more)

Latcham, Jacob G. (Jacob Greco)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Advanced Fuel Assemblies and Core Designs for the Current and Next Generations of LWRs  

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The objective of the project is to design and analyze advanced fuel assemblies for use in current and future light water reactors and to assess their ability to reduce the inventory of transuranic elements, while preserving operational safety. The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel can delay or avoid the need for a second geological repository in the US. Current light water reactor fuel assembly designs under investigation could reduce the plutonium inventory of reprocessed fuel. Nevertheless, these designs are not effective in stabilizing or reducing the inventory of minor actinides. In the course of this project, we developed and analyzed advanced fuel assembly designs with improved thermal transmutation capability regarding transuranic elements and especially minor actinides. These designs will be intended for use in thermal spectrum (e.g., current and future fleet of light water reactors in the US). We investigated various fuel types, namely high burn-up advanced mixed oxides and inert matrix fuels, in various geometrical designs that are compliant with the core internals of current and future light water reactors. Neutronic/thermal hydraulic effects were included. Transmutation efficiency and safety parameters were used to rank and down-select the various designs.

Jean Ragusa; Karen Vierow

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

On Design and Realization of New Generation Misson-critial Application Systems  

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integration methodology, and based on the model and methodology, we implement a data center management system for the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) project. We show that our methodology can greatly simplify the design of such a system...

Mai, Zhibin

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a hybrid energy-generation system for autonomous kayaks  

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The goal of this research is to design and analyze a series-hybrid energy-production system for an autonomous kayak. Currently these vehicles have limited range due to energy storage in lead acid batteries. Extending the ...

Plumer, Kevin E. (Kevin Edward)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Generating Self-Reliant Teams of Autonomous Cooperating Robots: Desired design Characteristics  

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The difficulties in designing a cooperative team are significant. Several of the key questions that must be resolved when designing a cooperative control architecture include: How do we formulate, describe, decompose, and allocate problems among a group of intelligent agents? How do we enable agents to communicate and interact? How do we ensure that agents act coherently in their actions? How do we allow agents to recognize and reconcile conflicts? However, in addition to these key issues, the software architecture must be designed to enable multi-robot teams to be robust, reliable, and flexible. Without these capabilities, the resulting robot team will not be able to successfully deal with the dynamic and uncertain nature of the real world. In this extended abstract, we first describe these desired capabilities. We then briefly describe the ALLIANCE software architecture that we have previously developed for multi-robot cooperation. We then briefly analyze the ALLIANCE architecture in terms of the desired design qualities identified.

Parker, L.E.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Partial scan design and test sequence generation based on reduced scan shift method  

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This paper presents a partial scan algorithm, calledPARES (PartialscanAlgorithm based onREduced Scan shift), for designing partial scan circuits. PARES is based on the reduced scan shift that has been previously ...

Yoshinobu Higami; Seiji Kajihara; Kozo Kinoshita

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Elevated Temperature Materials for Power Generation and Propulsion The energy industry is designing higher-efficiency land-based turbines for natural gas-fired  

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higher-efficiency land-based turbines for natural gas-fired power generation systems. The high inletElevated Temperature Materials for Power Generation and Propulsion The energy industry is designing of thermomechanical fatigue life of the next generation's Ni-base superalloys are being developed to enhance life

Li, Mo

256

Improvement design study on steam generator of MHR-50/100 aiming higher safety level after water ingress accident  

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been studying on MHI original High Temperature Gas cooled Reactor (HTGR), namely MHR-50/100, for commercialization with supported by JAEA. In the heat transfer system, steam generator (SG) is one of the most important components because it should be imposed a function of heat transfer from reactor power to steam turbine system and maintaining a nuclear grade boundary. Then we especially focused an effort of a design study on the SG having robustness against water ingress accident based on our design experience of PWR, FBR and HTGR. In this study, we carried out a sensitivity analysis from the view point of economic and plant efficiency. As a result, the SG design parameter of helium inlet/outlet temperature of 750 deg. C/300 deg. C, a side-by-side layout and one unit of SG attached to a reactor were selected. In the next, a design improvement of SG was carried out from the view point of securing the level of inherent safety without reliance on active steam dump system during water ingress accident considering the situation of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster on March 11, 2011. Finally, according to above basic design requirement to SG, we performed a conceptual design on adapting themes of SG structure improvement. (authors)

Oyama, S. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., 1-1 Wadasaki-cho 1-Chome, Hyogo-ku, Kobe (Japan); Minatsuki, I.; Shimizu, K. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., 16-5, Konan 2-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Japan)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicles - ORNL inverter a boost for EVs . . . | ornl.gov  

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Vehicles - ORNL inverter a boost for EVs . . . Vehicles - ORNL inverter a boost for EVs . . . Less expensive, lighter and more efficient inverters could put hybrid electric vehicles on the highway to improved viability. While batteries receive a lot of attention, Oak Ridge National Laboratory inventor Gui-Jia Su noted that inverters, which convert direct current into alternating current, play an equally important role in powering hybrid electric vehicles. The patent-pending ORNL inverter is more compact, reduces battery losses, improves operating conditions and reliability, and can be operated in high-temperature conditions. The inverter also significantly reduces undesirable motor torque ripples, which increase or decrease output torque as the output shaft rotates. In addition to uses in hybrid electric

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Control Engineering Practice 10 (2002) 615624 Stabilizer design for industrial co-generation systems  

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, whose quantity (measured by its flow rate) and quality (measured by its pressure and temperature) play boilers, three CO-type boilers and two once-through steam generators (OTSG). The header system includes receives steam from the boiler system and then distributes the steam for three different usages: (i

Marquez, Horacio J.

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Using Cascade Multilevel Inverters Fang Zheng Peng, Senior Member...  

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Inverters Fang Zheng Peng, Senior Member, IEEE University of Tennessee, Knoxville Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-8058 Phone: 423-576-7261,...

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Update on IEC Inverter Standards Activity...  

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1, 2013 Update on IEC Inverter Standards Activity IEC Technical Committee (TC) 82 Solar photovoltaic energy systems IEC International Electrotechnical Commission, founded...

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A Multilevel Voltage-Source Inverter with Separate DC Sources  

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cycle as the number of levels increases. It can solve the problems of conventional transformer-based multipulse inverters and the problems of the multilevel diode-clamped...

262

Integration of Novel Flux Coupling Motor and Current Source Inverter  

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To integrate a non permanent magnet (PM) electric machine and a current source inverter (CSI) *minimizing capacitors *eliminating rare earth materials used in traditional...

263

Data compression using inverted block codes  

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Fields 2. Minimum Distance and Error Correction 3. Matrix Notation for Codes 4. Cosets, Coset Leaders, and Maximum Likelihood Decoding C. Syndrome Decoding . D. Inversion of Codes E. Distortion Measure for Inverted Block Codes . F. Perfect Codes...+. The average distortion for block code C is found by averaging the word distortion measure of Equation 3. 3 over all codewords (n-tuples) x, so that p (C) = E[ (xlC)] = Q p(x)p. (?x). all x If the codewords are uniformly identically distributed, N...

McClellan, Stan

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGNING AN OPPORTUNITY FUEL WITH BIOMASS AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL FOR COFIRING AT WILLOW ISLAND GENERATING STATION  

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During the period October 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000, Allegheny Energy Supply Co., LLC (Allegheny) executed a Cooperative Agreement with the National Energy Technology Laboratory to implement a major cofiring demonstration at the Willow Island Generating Station Boiler No.2. Willow Island Boiler No.2 is a cyclone boiler. Allegheny also will demonstrate separate injection cofiring at the Albright Generating Station Boiler No.3, a tangentially fired boiler. The Allegheny team includes Foster Wheeler as its primary subcontractor. Additional subcontractors are Cofiring Alternatives and N.S. Harding and Associates. This report summarizes the activities associated with the Designer Opportunity Fuel program, and demonstrations at Willow Island and Albright Generating Stations. The second quarter of the project involved completing the designs for each location. Further, geotechnical investigations proceeded at each site. Preparations were made to perform demolition on two small buildings at the Willow Island site. Fuels strategies were initiated for each site. Test planning commenced for each site. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Willow Island site on October 18, with Governor C. Underwood being the featured speaker.

K. Payette; D. Tillman

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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10 IAEI NEWS September.October 2009 www.iaei.org connecting the inverter  

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10 IAEI NEWS September.October 2009 www.iaei.org connecting the inverter by John Wiles CONNECTING THE INVERTER CONNECTING THE INVERTER 10 IAEI NEWS September.October 2009 #12;www.iaei.org September.October 2009 IAEI NEWS 11 connecting the inverter C onnecting the utility-interactive inverter prop- erly

Johnson, Eric E.

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Design of Micro-grid System Based on Renewable Power Generation Units  

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Abstract- Micro-grid system is currently a conceptual solution to fulfill the commitment of reliable power delivery for future power systems. Renewable power sources such as wind and hydro offer the best potential for emission free power for future micro-grid systems. This paper presents a micro-grid system based on wind and hydro power sources and addresses issues related to operation, control, and stability of the system. The micro-grid system investigated in this paper represents a case study in Newfoundland, Canada. It consists of a small hydro generation unit and a wind farm that contains nine variable- speed, double-fed induction generator based wind turbines. Using Matlab/Simulink, the system is modeled and simulated to identify the technical issues involved in the operation of a micro-grid system based on renewable power generation units. The operational modes, technical challenges and a brief outline of conceptual approaches to addressing some of the technical issues are presented for further investigation.

Dr. K. Ravich; M. Manasa; Mr. P. Yohan Babu; G. V. P. Anjaneyulu

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Design of antireflective nanostructures and optical coatings for next-generation  

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technology pathways of terrestrial III�V multijunction solar cells for concentrator photovoltaic systems into a four-junction solar cell is computed for each antireflective design, and the corresponding cell-gap-engineered architectures for high-efficiency multijunction concentrator solar cells," in 24th European Photovoltaic Solar

Bowers, John

268

Comparison of two advanced generation mating designs for loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.)  

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. The purpose of this thesis is to examine two proposed mating designs snd to analyze their worth on the basis of a benefit-cost analysis and an esssLination of future inbreeding levels. CHAPTER II LITERATDRE REVIEW Economic analyses of early tree...

Layton, Patricia Adlene

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of one-dimensional computer code DESOPT for thermal hydraulic design of sodium-heated once through steam generators  

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Once-through Steam Generator (SG) is a critical component of Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) plant. It is a counter current heat exchanger, in which heat is transferred from the hot sodium flowing on the shell side to water/steam in tube side. High pressure subcooled water enters the SG tube from bottom, gets heated up to saturation, goes through nucleate boiling, dry out and post dry out heat transfer, getting converted to saturated steam and finally gets superheated. For this the process design needs to be carried out accurately. A computer code DESOPT has been developed for the process design of straight vertical, serpentine and helical geometries and validated against reported designs in literature. Recently a test facility to test a 5.5 MWt sodium heated steam generator has been commissioned. The predictions of the code have been compared with the measurements and found satisfactory. This paper brings out different heat transfer mechanisms in SG and describes the one-dimensional code, its validation based on literature and in-house tests and presents the results of comparison between predicted and actual operation at different part loads.

G. Vaidyanathan; A.L. Kothandaraman; L.S. Siva Kumar; V. Vinod; I.B. Noushad; K.K. Rajan; P. Kalyanasundaram

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

A dual fired downdraft gasifier system to produce cleaner gas for power generation: Design, development and performance analysis  

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Abstract The existing biomass gasifier systems have several technical challenges, which need to be addressed. They are reduction of impurities in the gas, increasing the reliability of the system, easy in operation and maintenance. It is also essential to have a simple design of gasifier system for power generation, which can work even in remote locations. A dual fired downdraft gasifier system was designed to produce clean gas from biomass fuel, used for electricity generation. This system is proposed to overcome a number of technical challenges. The system is equipped with dry gas cleaning and indirect gas cooling equipment. The dry gas cleaning system completely eliminates wet scrubbers that require large quantities of water. It also helps to do away with the disposal issues with the polluted water. With the improved gasifier system, the tar level in the raw gas is less than 100mgNm?3.Cold gas efficiency has improved to 89% by complete gasification of biomass and recycling of waste heat into the reactor. Several parameters, which are considered in the design and development of the reactors, are presented in detail with their performance indicators.

P. Raman; N.K. Ram; Ruchi Gupta

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Los Alamos National Laboratory new generation standard nuclear material storage container - the SAVY4000 design  

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Incidents involving release of nuclear materials stored in containers of convenience such as food pack cans, slip lid taped cans, paint cans, etc. has resulted in defense board concerns over the lack of prescriptive performance requirements for interim storage of nuclear materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has shared in these incidents and in response proactively moved into developing a performance based standard involving storage of nuclear material (RD003). This RD003 requirements document has sense been updated to reflect requirements as identified with recently issued DOE M 441.1-1 'Nuclear Material Packaging Manual'. The new packaging manual was issued at the encouragement of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board with a clear directive for protecting the worker from exposure due to loss of containment of stored materials. The Manual specifies a detailed and all inclusive approach to achieve a high level of protection; from package design & performance requirements, design life determinations of limited life components, authorized contents evaluations, and surveillance/maintenance to ensure in use package integrity over time. Materials in scope involve those stored outside an approved engineered-contamination barrier that would result in a worker exposure of in excess of 5 rem Committed Effective Does Equivalent (CEDE). Key aspects of meeting the challenge as developed around the SAVY-3000 vented storage container design will be discussed. Design performance and acceptance criteria against the manual, bounding conditions as established that the user must ensure are met to authorize contents in the package (based upon the activity of heat-source plutonium (90% Pu-238) oxide, which bounds the requirements for weapons-grade plutonium oxide), interface as a safety class system within the facility under the LANL plutonium facility DSA, design life determinations for limited life components, and a sense of design specific surveillance program implementation as LANL moves forward into production and use of the SAVY-3000 will all be addressed. The SAVY-3000 is intended as a work horse package for the DOE complex as a vented storage container primarily for plutonium in solid form.

Stone, Timothy Amos [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Design of a next-generation regional weather research and forecast model.  

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The Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model is a new model development effort undertaken jointly by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and a number of collaborating institutions and university scientists. The model is intended for use by operational NWP and university research communities, providing a common framework for idealized dynamical studies, fill physics numerical weather prediction, air-quality simulation, and regional climate. It will eventually supersede large, well-established but aging regional models now maintained by the participating institutions. The WRF effort includes re-engineering the underlying software architecture to produce a modular, flexible code designed from the outset to provide portable performance across diverse computing architectures. This paper outlines key elements of the WRF software design.

Michalakes, J.

1999-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

273

Optimal design and techno-economic analysis of a hybrid solarwind power generation system  

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Solar energy and wind energy are the two most viable renewable energy resources in the world. Good compensation characters are usually found between solar energy and wind energy. This paper recommend an optimal design model for designing hybrid solarwind systems employing battery banks for calculating the system optimum configurations and ensuring that the annualized cost of the systems is minimized while satisfying the custom required loss of power supply probability (LPSP). The five decision variables included in the optimization process are the PV module number, PV module slope angle, wind turbine number, wind turbine installation height and battery capacity. The proposed method has been applied to design a hybrid system to supply power for a telecommunication relay station along south-east coast of China. The research and project monitoring results of the hybrid project were reported, good complementary characteristics between the solar and wind energy were found, and the hybrid system turned out to be able to perform very well as expected throughout the year with the battery over-discharge situations seldom occurred.

Hongxing Yang; Zhou Wei; Lou Chengzhi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Development of Design Criteria for Fluid Induced Structural Vibrations in Steam Generators and Heat Exchangers  

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Flow-induced vibration in heat exchangers has been a major cause of concern in the nuclear industry for several decades. Many incidents of failure of heat exchangers due to apparent flow-induced vibration have been reported through the USNRC incident reporting system. Almost all heat exchangers have to deal with this problem during their operation. The phenomenon has been studied since the 1970s and the database of experimental studies on flow-induced vibration is constantly updated with new findings and improved design criteria for heat exchangers.

Uvan Catton; Vijay K. Dhir; Deepanjan Mitra; Omar Alquaddoomi; Pierangelo Adinolfi

2004-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

275

Accelerating development of advanced inverters : evaluation of anti-islanding schemes with grid support functions and preliminary laboratory demonstration.  

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The high penetration of utility interconnected photovoltaic (PV) systems is causing heightened concern over the effect that variable renewable generation will have on the electrical power system (EPS). These concerns have initiated the need to amend the utility interconnection standard to allow advanced inverter control functionalities that provide: (1) reactive power control for voltage support, (2) real power control for frequency support and (3) better tolerance of grid disturbances. These capabilities are aimed at minimizing the negative impact distributed PV systems may have on EPS voltage and frequency. Unfortunately, these advanced control functions may interfere with island detection schemes, and further development of advanced inverter functions requires a study of the effect of advanced functions on the efficacy of antiislanding schemes employed in industry. This report summarizes the analytical, simulation and experimental work to study interactions between advanced inverter functions and anti-islanding schemes being employed in distributed PV systems.

Neely, Jason C.; Gonzalez, Sigifredo; Ropp, Michael [Northern Plains Power Technologies, Brookings, SD] [Northern Plains Power Technologies, Brookings, SD; Schutz, Dustin [Northern Plains Power Technologies, Brookings, SD] [Northern Plains Power Technologies, Brookings, SD

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

A High-Frequency Resonant Inverter Topology With Low-Voltage Stress  

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This paper presents a new switched-mode resonant inverter, which we term the inverter, that is well suited to operation at very high frequencies and to rapid on/off control. Features of this inverter topology include low ...

Rivas, Juan M.

277

A Segmented Drive Inverter Topology with a Small DC Bus Capacitor  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

weight for inverters. Currently, it contributes - Cost and weight, up to 23% of an inverter - Volume, up to 30% of an inverter * Ability of film capacitors to operate at higher...

278

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

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

279

Introduction Inverted index Processing Boolean queries Query optimization Web Search and Text Mining  

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Introduction Inverted index Processing Boolean queries Query optimization Web Search and Text Institute of Technology, College of Computing 2011 Gray: Boolean Retrieval 1 / 39 #12;Introduction Inverted index Processing Boolean queries Query optimization Overview 1 Introduction 2 Inverted index 3

Gray, Alexander

280

Integrating Photovoltaic Inverter Reliability into Energy Yield Estimation with Markov Models  

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Integrating Photovoltaic Inverter Reliability into Energy Yield Estimation with Markov Models of the inverters. Keywords-Photovoltaic energy conversion, Markov reliability models, utility-interactive inverters, energy yield estimation. I. INTRODUCTION Photovoltaic systems have gained prominence as economically

Liberzon, Daniel

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281

Separating myths from reality in PV inverter reliability  

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requires electrolytics #12;Reliability predictor models · MIL-HDBK 217F ­ Last updated in 1995 ­ Does the reliability claims of microinverters dubious. #12;Does what affects string inverters affect microinverters? · In 2006 NCI was commissioned to determine feasibility of DOE goal of $0.25/Watt for inverters by 2020

Rollins, Andrew M.

282

Mono inverter Multi parallel PMSM -Structure and Control strategy  

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a new and original Mono inverter Multi parallel Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) systemMono inverter Multi parallel PMSM - Structure and Control strategy Damien Bidarta , Maria Pietrzak, braking system...). However, a MMS with machines operating independently needs a high number of power

Boyer, Edmond

283

Results of Sandia National Laboratories grid-tied inverter testing  

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This paper proposes a definition for a Non-Islanding Inverter. This paper also presents methods that can be used to implement such an inverter, along with references to prior work on the subject. Justification for the definition is provided on both a theoretical basis and results from tests conducted at Sandia National Laboratories and Ascension Technology, Inc.

Kern, G.A. [Ascension Technology, Inc., Boulder, CO (United States); Bonn, R.H.; Ginn, J.; Gonzalez, S. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Design Considerations for the Next Generation of Atmospheric Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes  

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We estimate the limiting angular resolution and detection area for an array of 3 large-aperture Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes. We consider an idealized IACT system in order to understand the limitations imposed by the intrinsic nature of the atmospheric showers and geometry of the detector configuration. The idealization includes the assumptions of a perfect optical system and the absence of the night sky background with the goal of finding the optimum camera geometry and array configuration independent of detailed assumptions about the telescope design. The showers are simulated using the ALTAI code for the altitude of 2700 m corresponding to one of possible future sites for a new northern-hemisphere array. The optimal design depends on the target energy range; for each energy we vary both the cell length (telescope spacing) and the image processing parameters in order to maximize the signal-to-noise ratio. We then present the resulting values of the detection area and the angular resolution for this energy dependent optimization. We discuss the dependence of these quantities on the field of view of the telescopes and pixel size of the camera.

V. V. Bugaev; J. H. Buckley; H. Krawczynski

2007-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

285

Design and analysis of a cathode phase inverter circuit  

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a satisfactory frequency response. For high fidelity amplifiers let the loss at 100 cycles per second be assumed . 05 db. Calcula- tions follow based on . 05 db loss at 100 cycles per second. Eout at 100 cycles/second 20 log10 0. 05. gout at mid... a satisfactory frequency response. For high fidelity amplifiers let the loss at 100 cycles per second be assumed . 05 db. Calcula- tions follow based on . 05 db loss at 100 cycles per second. Eout at 100 cycles/second 20 log10 0. 05. gout at mid...

Banerjee, Haridas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

286

Inverter System Design and Control for a Wave Power Substation.  

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?? This Master thesis has been performed as part of the Lysekil wave power project at the Division of Electricity, Uppsala University. Power electronics, placed (more)

Ekstrm, Rickard

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Design of a wind turbine-generator system considering the conformability to wind velocity fluctuations  

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The conformability of the rated power output of the wind turbine-generator system and of the wind turbine type to wind velocity fluctuations are investigated with a simulation model. The authors examine three types of wind turbines: the Darrieus-Savonius hybrid, the Darrieus proper and the Propeller. These systems are mainly operated at a constant tip speed ratio, which refers to a maximum power coefficient points. As a computed result of the net extracting power, the Darrieus turbine proper has little conformability to wind velocity fluctuations because of its output characteristics. As for the other turbines, large-scale systems do not always have an advantage over small-scale systems as the effect of its dynamic characteristics. Furthermore, it is confirmed that the net extracting power of the Propeller turbine, under wind direction fluctuation, is much reduced when compared with the hybrid wind turbine. Thus, the authors conclude that the appropriate rated power output of the system exists with relation to the wind turbine type for each wind condition.

Wakui, Tetsuya; Hashizume, Takumi; Outa, Eisuke

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Engineering/design of a co-generation waste-to-energy facility  

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Five hundred fifteen thousand tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is being generated every day in America. At present 68% of this trash is dumped into landfill operations. As the amount of garbage is increasing daily, the amount of land reserved for landfills is diminishing rapidly. With the sentiment of the public that you produce it, you keep it, the import-export of waste between the counties and states for the landfills, no longer appears to be feasible, especially when combined with expensive disposal costs. One method of reducing the quantity of waste sent to landfills is through the use of waste-to-energy facilities - the technology of resource recovery - the technology of today INCINERATION. All cogeneration projects are not alike. This paper examines several aspects of the electrical system of a particular municipal solid waste-to-energy project at Charleston, S.C. which includes plant auxiliary loads as well as a utility interconnection through a step-up transformer.

Bajaj, K.S.; Virgilio, R.J. (Foster Wheeler USA Corp., Clinton, NJ (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

MODIFYING AN INVERTED LABORATORY MICROSCOPE FOR RAMAN Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for  

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MODIFYING AN INVERTED LABORATORY MICROSCOPE FOR RAMAN MICROSCOPY A Thesis Presented in Partial modifications a spectroscopic imaging instrument, a Raman microscope, can be constructed from a common inverted

290

Replacing a 252Cf source with a neutron generator in a shuffler - a conceptual design performed with MCNPX  

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The {sup 252}Cf shuffler has been widely used in nuclear safeguards and radioactive waste management to assay fissile isotopes, such as {sup 235}U or {sup 239}Pu, present in a variety of samples, ranging from small cans of uranium waste to metal samples weighing several kilograms. Like other non-destructive assay instruments, the shuffler uses an interrogating neutron source to induce fissions in the sample. Although shufflers with {sup 252}Cf sources have been reliably used for several decades, replacing this isotopic source with a neutron generator presents some distinct advantages. Neutron generators can be run in a continuous or pulsed mode, and may be turned off, eliminating the need for shielding and a shuffling mechanism in the shuffler. There is also essentially no dose to personnel during installation, and no reliance on the availability of {sup 252}Cf. Despite these advantages, the more energetic neutrons emitted from the neutron generator (141 MeV for D-T generators) present some challenges for certain material types. For example when the enrichment of a uranium sample is unknown, the fission of {sup 238}U is generally undesirable. Since measuring uranium is one of the main uses of a shuffler, reducing the delayed neutron contribution from {sup 238}U is desirable. Hence, the shuffler hardware must be modified to accommodate a moderator configuration near the source to tailor the interrogating spectrum in a manner which promotes sub-threshold fissions (below 1 MeV) but avoids the over-moderation of the interrogating neutrons so as to avoid self-shielding. In this study, where there are many material and geometry combinations, the Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended (MCNPX) transport code was used to model, design, and optimize the moderator configuration within the shuffler geometry. The code is then used to evaluate and compare the assay performances of both the modified shuffler and the current {sup 252}Cf shuffler designs for different test samples. The matrix effect and the non-uniformity of the interrogating flux are investigated and quantified in each case. The modified geometry proposed by this study can serve s a guide in retrofitting shufflers that are already in use.

Schear, Melissa A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tobin, Stephen J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Solid radioactive waste management facility design for managing CANDU{sup R} 600 MW nuclear generating station re-tube/refurbishment Waste Streams  

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The main design features of the re-tube canisters, waste handling equipment and waste containers designed by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL{sup R}) and implemented in support of the re-tube/refurbishment activities for Candu 600 MW nuclear generating stations are described in this paper. The re-tube/refurbishment waste characterization and the waste management principles, which form the basis of the design activities, are also briefly outlined. (authors)

Pontikakis, N.; Hopkins, J.; Scott, D.; Bajaj, V.; Nosella, L. [AECL, 2251 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 1B2 (Canada)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

A semi-invertible operator Oseledets theorem Cecilia Gonzalez-Tokman  

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A semi-invertible operator Oseledets theorem Cecilia Gonz´alez-Tokman Anthony Quas October 15, 2011 Abstract Semi-invertible multiplicative ergodic theorems establish the existence of an Oseledets splitting for cocycles of non-invertible linear operators (such as transfer operators) over an invertible

Quas, Anthony

293

A Five-Level Three-Phase Hybrid Cascade Multilevel Inverter Using a Single DC Source  

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A Five-Level Three-Phase Hybrid Cascade Multilevel Inverter Using a Single DC Source for a PM to construct a 3-phase 5-level cascade multilevel inverter to be used as a drive for a PM traction motor. The 5-level inverter consists of a standard 3-leg inverter (one leg for each phase) and an H-bridge in series

Tolbert, Leon M.

294

INVERTIBILITY IN INFINITE-DIMENSIONAL SPACES CHIA-CHUAN TSENG AND NGAI-CHING WONG  

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INVERTIBILITY IN INFINITE-DIMENSIONAL SPACES CHIA-CHUAN TSENG AND NGAI-CHING WONG Abstract. An interesting result of Doyle and Hocking states that a topological n-manifold is invertible if and only is invertible. We shall also discuss the invertibility of other infinite-dimensional objects as well

Wong, Ngai-Ching

295

High Dynamic Performance Programmed PWM Control of a Multilevel Inverter with Capacitor DC Sources  

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High Dynamic Performance Programmed PWM Control of a Multilevel Inverter with Capacitor DC Sources inverter consisting of a stan- dard 3-leg inverter supplied by a DC source and three full H-bridges each reactive voltage to the motor while the standard three leg inverter can supply both reactive and active

Tolbert, Leon M.

296

Modeling and Grid impedance Variation Analysis of Parallel Connected Grid Connected Inverter  

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Modeling and Grid impedance Variation Analysis of Parallel Connected Grid Connected Inverter based - This paper addresses the harmonic compensation error problem existing with parallel connected inverter grid connected inverter, it is found that multiple parallel connected inverters and grid impedance can

Bak, Claus Leth

297

Some Classes of Invertible Matrices in GF(2) James S. Plank  

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Some Classes of Invertible Matrices in GF(2) James S. Plank Adam L. Buchsbaum Technical Report UT Invertible matrices in GF(2) are important for constructing MDS erasure codes. This paper proves that certain classes of matrices in GF(2) are invertible, plus some additional properties about invertible matrices. 1

Plank, Jim

298

Inverter Testing at Sandia National Laboratories* Jerry W. Ginn  

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Inverter Testing at Sandia National Inverter Testing at Sandia National Laboratories* Jerry W. Ginn Russell H. Bonn Photovoltaic System Components Department Sandia National Laboratories PO Box 5800 Albuquerque, NM 87185-0752 Abstract. Inverters are key building blocks of photovoltaic (PV) systems that produce ac power. The balance of systems @OS) portion of a PV system can account for up to 50% of the system cost, and its reliable operation is essential for a successful PV system. As part of its BOS program, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) maintains a laboratory wherein accurate electrical measurements of power systems can be made under a variety of conditions. This paper outlines the work that is done in that laboratory. TESTING ACTIVITIES Inverter testing at SNL thus far

299

Chaos in Robert Hooke's inverted cone BY MEDERIC ARGENTINA  

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Chaos in Robert Hooke's inverted cone BY ME´DE´RIC ARGENTINA 1,2 , PIERRE COULLET 1,2 , JEAN of the cone and the angle f indicates its azimuthal position) minus the conservation of energy

Argentina, Mederic

300

Sandia National Laboratories: grid-tied wind-power inverters  

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wind-power inverters Sandia, DOE Energy Storage Program, GeneSiC Semiconductor, U.S. Army ARDEC: Ultra-High-Voltage Silicon Carbide Thyristors On March 29, 2013, in Capabilities,...

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Inverter Testing at Sandia National Laboratories* Jerry W. Ginn  

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grid. The only grid-tied inverters that have been produced in quantity have had a capacity of a few kilowatts. Typically, they have been produced in response to projects that...

302

Sandia National Laboratories: grid-tied solar inverters  

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solar inverters Sandia, DOE Energy Storage Program, GeneSiC Semiconductor, U.S. Army ARDEC: Ultra-High-Voltage Silicon Carbide Thyristors On March 29, 2013, in Capabilities,...

303

Project Invert WP6 Case Studies Case studies  

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, Greece · FEWE ­ Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency, Poland · FhG-ISI ­ Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany Contact/Information: web-site: www.invert.at or directly

304

Series Resonant Inverter with Contactless Transformers for Multiple LED Lamps.  

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??A half-bridge series-resonant inverter adopted to realize the quasi current source and the constant current source with a number of contactless transformers in series for (more)

Cheng, Shuen-Wen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Inverter R&D  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about inverter R&D.

306

Direct modelling of envelope dynamics in resonant inverters  

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as the LCC inverter shown in Fig. 1 are used in a variety of applications including electronic ballasts vs(t) in Fig. 1 contains a fundamental component as well as higher-order harmonics. If the switching

307

Advanced Liquid Cooling for a Traction Drive Inverter Using Jet Impingement and Microfinned Enhanced Surfaces: Preprint  

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Jet impingement on plain and micro-finned enhanced surfaces was compared to a traditional channel flow configuration. The jets provide localized cooling to areas heated by the insulated-gate bipolar transistor and diode devices. Enhanced microfinned surfaces increase surface area and thermal performance. Using lighter materials and designing the fluid path to manage pressure losses increases overall performance while reducing weight, volume, and cost. Powering four diodes in the center power module of the inverter and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling was used to characterize the baseline as well as jet-impingement-based heat exchangers. CFD modeling showed the thermal performance improvements should hold for a fully powered inverter. Increased thermal performance was observed for the jet-impingement configurations when tested at full inverter power (40 to 100 kW output power) on a dynamometer. The reliability of the jets and enhanced surfaces over time was also investigated. Experimentally, the junction-to- coolant thermal resistance was reduced by up to 12.5% for jet impingement on enhanced surfaces s compared to the baseline channel flow configuration. Base plate-to-coolant (convective) resistance was reduced by up to 37.0% for the jet-based configuration compared to the baseline, suggesting that while improvements to the cooling side reduce overall resistance, reducing the passive stack resistance may contribute to lowering overall junction-to-coolant resistance. Full inverter power testing showed reduced thermal resistance from the middle of the module baseplate to coolant of up to 16.5%. Between the improvement in thermal performance and pumping power, the coefficient of performance improved by up to 13% for the jet-based configuration.

Waye, S. K.; Narumanchi, S.; Mihalic, M.; Moreno, G.; Bennion, K.; Jeffers, J.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

ADAPTIVE HYSTERESIS CURRENT CONTROL OF INVERTER FOR SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC APPLICATIONS  

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Abstract Power inverters are used to convert the D.C power produced by the solar photovoltaic cell into AC. This paper presents a novel Adaptive Hysteresis Current Controller to control the inverter, used in the solar photovoltaic cell. The proposed controller is capable of reducing the total harmonic distortion and to provide constant switching frequency. The mathematical model of Photovoltaic array is developed using the Newtons method using the parameter obtained from a commercial photovoltaic data sheet under variable weather conditions, in which the effect of irradiance and temperature are considered. The modeled Photovoltaic array is interfaced with DC-DC boost converter, AC-DC inverter and load. A DC-DC boost converter is used to step up the input DC voltage of the Photovoltaic array while the DC-AC single-phase inverter converts the input DC comes from boost converter into AC. The performance of the proposed controller of inverter is evaluated through MATLAB-Simulation. The results obtained with the proposed algorithm are compared with those obtained when using conventional fixed hysteresis current controller for single-phase photovoltaic inverter in terms of THD and switching frequency.

unknown authors

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Maintaining a Technology-Neutral Approach to Hydrogen Production Process Development through Conceptual Design of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant  

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The Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project was authorized in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), tasking the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with demonstrating High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) technology. The demonstration is to include the technical, licensing, operational, and commercial viability of HTGR technology for the production of electricity and hydrogen. The Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative (NHI), a component of the DOE Hydrogen Program managed by the Office of Nuclear Energy, is also investigating multiple approaches to cost effective hydrogen production from nuclear energy. The objective of NHI is development of the technology and information basis for a future decision on commercial viability. The initiatives are clearly intertwined. While the objectives of NGNP and NHI are generally consistent, NGNP has progressed to the project definition phase and the project plan has matured. Multiple process applications for the NGNP require process heat, electricity and hydrogen in varied combinations and sizes. Coupling these processes to the reactor in multiple configurations adds complexity to the design, licensing and demonstration of both the reactor and the hydrogen production process. Commercial viability of hydrogen production may depend on the specific application and heat transport configuration. A component test facility (CTF) is planned by the NGNP to support testing and demonstration of NGNP systems, including those for hydrogen production, in multiple configurations. Engineering-scale demonstrations in the CTF are expected to start in 2012 to support scheduled design and licensing activities leading to subsequent construction and operation. Engineering-scale demonstrations planned by NHI are expected to start at least two years later. Reconciliation of these schedules is recommended to successfully complete both initiatives. Hence, closer and earlier integration of hydrogen process development and heat transport systems is sensible. For integration purposes, an analysis comparing the design, cost and schedule impact of maintaining a technology neutral approach through conceptual design or making an early hydrogen process technology selection was performed. Early selection does not specifically eliminate a technology, but rather selects the first hydrogen technology for demonstration. A systems-engineering approach was taken to define decision-making criteria for selecting a hydrogen technology. The relative technical, cost and schedule risks of each approach were analyzed and risk mitigation strategies were recommended, including provisions to maintain close collaboration with the NHI. The results of these analyses are presented here.

Michael W. Patterson

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Math 28S Invertibility Criteria Fall 2011 Various criteria which are equivalent to a matrix being invertible are at the heart of linear alge-  

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Math 28S Invertibility Criteria Fall 2011 Various criteria which are equivalent to a matrix being invertible are at the heart of linear alge- bra, because they combine all the ideas from the subject. A is invertible; 3. {a} is linearly independent; 4. {a} spans F; 5. {a} is a basis for F. Theorem 2 Let A = a b c

McClendon, David M.

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Second generation heliostat development detailed design report. Volume I. Technical discussion. Period covered: July 16, 1979-April 30, 1980  

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Presented are the design of the second generation heliostat, the development of the manufacturing plan, the method of transporting the heliostats from the factory to the installation site, heliostat installation procedures, and the maintenance routines. These plans are then cost estimated to provide inputs required to develop the installed cost of the heliostat and further, the cost of owning, operating and maintaining a collector field. It is a dual axis tracking heliostat with a central pedestal mount. The normal show position is vertical but under anticipated extreme high wind conditions it is driven to a horizontal orientation with the reflective surfaces facing up. The gross face area of the heliostat is approximately 25 feet by 25 feet. Due to mirror module spacing and edge treatment the net reflective area is 568 square feet or 52.8 square meters. Each mirror module is nominally 4 feet by 12 feet with a 3 inch depth. Twelve modules comprise the mirror array for each heliostat. The mirror support rack consists of open roof-type trusses which are combined with tubular members which connect to the drive unit. The drive unit is gear-driven with separate motors and gear systems for azimuth and elevation. The foundation for the drive consists of a one-piece cylindrical pipe which is driven into the soil at the site by conventional pile-driving techniques. (WHK)

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Air-Cooled Traction Drive Inverter  

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the high temperature operating capability of wide bandgap (WBG) devices. New low-loss Si IGBTs. Innovative heat sink design minimizes the thermal resistance. Fewer...

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Constructal multi-scale package of vertical channels with natural convection and maximal heat transfer density. CONSTRUCTAL DESIGN: THE GENERATION OF MULTI-SCALE HEAT  

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transfer density. CONSTRUCTAL DESIGN: THE GENERATION OF MULTI-SCALE HEAT AND FLUID FLOW STRUCTURES-scale structures in natural convection with the objective of maximizing the heat transfer density, or the heat transfer rate per unit of volume§ . The flow volume is filled with vertical equidistant heated blades

Kihm, IconKenneth David

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Traction Drive Inverter Cooling with Submerged Liquid Jet Impingement on Microfinned Enhanced Surfaces (Presentation)  

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Jet impingement is one means to improve thermal management for power electronics in electric-drive traction vehicles. Jet impingement on microfin-enhanced surfaces further augments heat transfer and thermal performance. A channel flow heat exchanger from a commercial inverter was characterized as a baseline system for comparison with two new prototype designs using liquid jet impingement on plain and microfinned enhanced surfaces. The submerged jets can target areas with the highest heat flux to provide local cooling, such as areas under insulated-gate bipolar transistors and diode devices. Low power experiments, where four diodes were powered, dissipated 105 W of heat and were used to validate computational fluid dynamics modeling of the baseline and prototype designs. Experiments and modeling used typical automotive flow rates using water-ethylene glycol as a coolant (50%-50% by volume). The computational fluid dynamics model was used to predict full inverter power heat dissipation. The channel flow and jet impingement configurations were tested at full inverter power of 40 to 100 kW (output power) on a dynamometer, translating to an approximate heat dissipation of 1 to 2 kW. With jet impingement, the cold plate material is not critical for the thermal pathway. A high-temperature plastic was used that could eventually be injection molded or formed, with the jets formed from a basic aluminum plate with orifices acting as nozzles. Long-term reliability of the jet nozzles and impingement on enhanced surfaces was examined. For jet impingement on microfinned surfaces, thermal performance increased 17%. Along with a weight reduction of approximately 3 kg, the specific power (kW/kg) increased by 36%, with an increase in power density (kW/L) of 12% compared with the baseline channel flow configuration.

Waye, S.; Narumanchi, S.; Moreno, G.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular Isotopic Thermoelectric Generator (MITG) Design and Development, Part A-E. Original was presented at 1983 Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC)  

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Advanced RTG concepts utilizing improved thermoelectric materials and converter concepts are under study at Fairchild for DOE. The design described here is based on DOE's newly developed radioisotope heat source, and on an improved silicon-germanium material and a multicouple converter module under development at Syncal. Fairchild's assignment was to combine the above into an attractive power system for use in space, and to assess the specific power and other attributes of that design. The resultant design is highly modular, consisting of standard RTG slices, each producing 24 watts at the desired output voltage of 28 volt. Thus, the design could be adapted to various space missions over a wide range of power levels, with little or no redesign. Each RTG slice consists of a 250-watt heat source module, eight multicouple thermoelectric modules, and standard sections of insulator, housing, radiator fins, and electrical circuit. The design makes it possible to check each thermoelectric module for electrical performance, thermal contact, leaktightness, and performance stability, after the generator is fully assembled; and to replace any deficient modules without disassembling the generator or perturbing the others. The RTG end sections provide the spring-loaded supports required to hold the free-standing heat source stack together during launch vibration. Detailed analysis indicates that the present generation of RTGs, using the same heat source modules. There is a duplicate copy of this document. OSTI has a copy of this paper.

Schock, A.

1983-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Invert/EE-Lab Website | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Invert/EE-Lab Website Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Invert/EE-Lab Website Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Policy Impacts Website: www.invert.at Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/invertee-lab-website Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Financial Incentives,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Project Development Regulations: Mandates/Targets This tool can be used to evaluate support schemes for renewable energy heating and cooling systems. It can help users simulate the effects of promotional programs on the energy carrier mix, CO2 reductions, and costs

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Design  

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Design Design of a Multithreaded Barnes-Hut Algorithm for Multicore Clusters Technical Report Junchao Zhang and Babak Behzad Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign {jczhang, bbehza2}@illinois.edu Marc Snir Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and MCS Division, Argonne National Laboratory snir@anl.gov Abstract We describe in this paper an implementation of the Barnes-Hut al- gorithm on multicore clusters. Based on a partitioned global ad- dress space (PGAS) library, the design integrates intranode mul- tithreading and internode one-sided communication, exemplifying a PGAS + X programming style. Within a node, the computation is decomposed into tasks (subtasks), and multitasking is used to hide network latency. We study the tradeoffs between locality in private caches and locality in shared caches

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Application of Artificial Neural Network in Control of Vector Pulse-Width Modulation Inverter  

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This paper describes neural controller that performs optimal switching strategy of VSI-PWM inverter. The strategy is based on rearranging the order of inverter output vectors in order to reduce the number of switched tranzistors during one time period, ...

Pavel Brandstetter; Martin Skotnica

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - amphoteric water-in-oil self-inverting...  

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amphoteric water-in-oil self-inverting Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: amphoteric water-in-oil self-inverting Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5...

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Exciton Generation and Diffusion in Multilayered Organic Solar Cells Designed by Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Poly(p-phenylenevinylene)  

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Exciton Generation and Diffusion in Multilayered Organic Solar Cells Designed by Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Poly(p-phenylenevinylene) ... exciton generation; exciton diffusion; poly(p-phenylenevinylene); layer-by-layer assembly; organic solar cell ... The former solar cells are typically fabricated by solution processes such as spin coating of a blend solution of a conjugated polymer and a fullerene derivative (6) and therefore have attracted much attention because of their suitability for high-throughput production based on the printing and coating techniques (7). ...

Kohji Masuda; Yoshifumi Ikeda; Michihiro Ogawa; Hiroaki Benten; Hideo Ohkita; Shinzaburo Ito

2010-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Prior List of Eligible Inverters Valid Only Until March 31, 2005  

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Inverter 3600 92 No NA Pacific Solar Pty Limited SDEIP2-09 240W, 240V Module PV Inverter for the Sun-240 Interactive Inverter 2800 97 Yes NA SatCon Power Systems Canada Ltd. AE-100-60- PV-A Three phase 100kW Utility Interactive inverter 100000 96 No NA SatCon Power Systems Canada Ltd. AE-225-60- PV-A 225 kW Three phase

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High voltage power supply with modular series resonant inverters  

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A relatively small and compact high voltage, high current power supply for a laser utilizes a plurality of modules containing series resonant half bridge inverters. A pair of reverse conducting thyristors are incorporated in each series resonant inverter module such that the series resonant inverter modules are sequentially activated in phases 360.degree./n apart, where n=number of modules for n>2. Selective activation of the modules allows precise output control reducing ripple and improving efficiency. Each series resonant half bridge inverter module includes a transformer which has a cooling manifold for actively circulating a coolant such as water, to cool the transformer core as well as selected circuit elements. Conductors connecting and forming various circuit components comprise hollow, electrically conductive tubes such as copper. Coolant circulates through the tubes to remove heat. The conductive tubes act as electrically conductive lines for connecting various components of the power supply. Where it is desired to make electrical isolation breaks, tubes comprised of insulating material such as nylon are used to provide insulation and continue the fluid circuit.

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

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage power supply with modular series resonant inverters  

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A relatively small and compact high voltage, high current power supply for a laser utilizes a plurality of modules containing series resonant half bridge inverters. A pair of reverse conducting thyristors are incorporated in each series resonant inverter module such that the series resonant inverter modules are sequentially activated in phases 360{degree}/n apart, where n=number of modules for n>2. Selective activation of the modules allows precise output control reducing ripple and improving efficiency. Each series resonant half bridge inverter module includes a transformer which has a cooling manifold for actively circulating a coolant such as water, to cool the transformer core as well as selected circuit elements. Conductors connecting and forming various circuit components comprise hollow, electrically conductive tubes such as copper. Coolant circulates through the tubes to remove heat. The conductive tubes act as electrically conductive lines for connecting various components of the power supply. Where it is desired to make electrical isolation breaks, tubes comprised of insulating material such as nylon are used to provide insulation and continue the fluid circuit. 11 figs.

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

1995-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

324

Danfoss Commercial Compressors October 2013 | 2 Inverter compressors  

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#12;Danfoss Commercial Compressors October 2013 | 2 Inverter compressors Geothermal energy taps to improve heat pump efficiency : compressor technology focus Efficiency boost in Ground Source Heat Pump-sized or require additional electrical heaters #12;Danfoss Commercial Compressors October 2013 | 6 What difference

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

325

Review of PV Inverter Technology Cost and Performance Projections  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has a major responsibility in the implementation of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Solar Energy Technologies Program. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has a major role in supporting inverter development, characterization, standards, certifications, and verifications. The Solar Energy Technologies Program recently published a Multiyear Technical Plan, which establishes a goal of reducing the Levelized Energy Cost (LEC) for photovoltaic (PV) systems to $0.06/kWh by 2020. The Multiyear Technical Plan estimates that, in order to meet the PV system goal, PV inverter prices will need to decline to $0.25-0.30 Wp by 2020. DOE determined the need to conduct a rigorous review of the PV Program's technical and economic targets, including the target set for PV inverters. NREL requested that Navigant Consulting Inc.(NCI) conduct a review of historical and projected cost and performance improvements for PV inverters, including identification of critical barriers identified and the approaches government might use to address them.

Navigant Consulting Inc.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Fault Tolerance on Interleaved inverter with Magnetic couplers  

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Fault Tolerance on Interleaved inverter with Magnetic couplers K.Guépratte, D.Frey, P-O.Jeannin, H Electrical Engineering (G2Elab), Thales Systemes Aeroportes Abstract- The paper focuses on a new control strategy for improving the availability of power electronic converters based on interleaved structures

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

327

WEAK SUBINTEGRALITY AND INVERTIBLE MODULES IN GRADED RINGS  

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WEAK SUBINTEGRALITY AND INVERTIBLE MODULES IN GRADED RINGSB=A : B=A ! I (A?, B?). Here A? is the divided power algebra associated with A, which is the ring having, then the homomorphism iB=A : B=A ! I (A?, B?) is an isomorphism. A key new observation used in the proof

Roberts, Leslie

328

Invertible Clipping for Increasing the Power Efficiency of OFDM Amplification  

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Invertible Clipping for Increasing the Power Efficiency of OFDM Amplification Salvatore Ragusa amplification in mobile communication systems. In this paper, we propose a new Peak-to- Average Power Ratio.Louet@supelec.fr Abstract-- Large fluctuations of OFDM signal amplitude rep- resent an important problem for power

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

329

Incremental Cluster-Based Retrieval using Compressed Cluster-Skipping Inverted Files  

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Incremental Cluster-Based Retrieval using Compressed Cluster-Skipping Inverted Files ISMAIL SENGOR ________________________________________________________________________ We propose a unique cluster-based retrieval (CBR) strategy using a new cluster-skipping inverted file for improving query processing efficiency. The new inverted file incorporates cluster membership and centroid

Can, Fazli

330

Inverting faces elicits sensitivity to race on the N170 component: A cross-cultural study  

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Inverting faces elicits sensitivity to race on the N170 component: A cross-cultural study: the so-called other-race effect (ORE). Inverting faces impairs recognition more than for any other inverted visual object: the so-called face inversion effect (FIE). Interestingly, the FIE is stronger

Williamson, John

331

INVERTIBLE AND NILPOTENT ELEMENTS IN THE GROUP ALGEBRA OF A UNIQUE PRODUCT GROUP  

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INVERTIBLE AND NILPOTENT ELEMENTS IN THE GROUP ALGEBRA OF A UNIQUE PRODUCT GROUP ERHARD NEHER Abstract. We describe the nilpotent and invertible elements in group alge- bras k[G] for k a commutative. A fundamental problem in the theory of group algebras is to determine their units = invertible elements

Neher, Erhard

332

Aalborg Universitet Frequency Adaptive Selective Harmonic Control for Grid-Connected Inverters  

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Aalborg Universitet Frequency Adaptive Selective Harmonic Control for Grid-Connected Inverters Yang Harmonic Control for Grid-Connected Inverters. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 1-13. 10.1109/TPEL Selective Harmonic Control for Grid-Connected Inverters Yongheng Yang, Student Member, IEEE, Keliang Zhou

Berning, Torsten

333

Using Inverted Lists to Match Structured Text Department of Computer Science  

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Using Inverted Lists to Match Structured Text Sheng Li Department of Computer Science University for the degree of Master of Mathematics in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. #12;Abstract Inverted database systems. For information re- trieval systems, postings lists use a similar inverted le structure

Waterloo, University of

334

Inverting Ultrasonic Data on Solid/Fluid Mixtures for BiotGassmann Parameters  

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Inverting Ultrasonic Data on Solid/Fluid Mixtures for Biot­Gassmann Parameters James G. Berryman Geophysics Department Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305­2215 #12; Inverting Ultrasonic Data on Solid, the values of the slopes are smaller than expected for some rocks. Therefore, the process of inverting

335

Challenging Ubiquitous Inverted Files Arjen P. de Vries1,2  

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Challenging Ubiquitous Inverted Files Arjen P. de Vries1,2 1 CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2 on highly optimized inverted file structures are generally con- sidered `the' solution for building search presented online. Inverted file structures are widely used in the implementation of stand-alone IR systems

de Vries, Arjen P.

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The Excess of Small Inverted Repeats in Prokaryotes Emmanuel D. Ladoukakis Adam Eyre-Walker  

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The Excess of Small Inverted Repeats in Prokaryotes Emmanuel D. Ladoukakis ? Adam Eyre+Business Media, LLC 2008 Abstract Recent analyses have shown that there is a large excess of perfect inverted previously tends to underestimate the expected num- ber of inverted repeats. However, this bias is not large

Eyre-Walker, Adam

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The time-delayed inverted pendulum: Implications for human balance control  

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The time-delayed inverted pendulum: Implications for human balance control John Milton,1 Juan Luis May 2009; published online 29 June 2009 The inverted pendulum is frequently used as a starting point experimental paradigms of time-delayed balance control: 1 mechanical inverted time-delayed pendulum, 2 stick

Milton, John G.

338

Inverter Procedures Guideline i DRAFT Guideline for the use of the  

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Inverter Procedures Guideline i DRAFT Guideline for the use of the Performance Test Protocol for Evaluating Inverters Used in GridConnected Photovoltaic Systems Prepared by Bill Brooks KEMAXenergy.whitaker@bewengineering.com #12;Inverter Procedures Guideline 1 DRAFT Guideline for the use of the Performance Test

339

Inverted metamorphic sequence in the Sikkim Himalayas: crystallization history, PT gradient and implications  

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Inverted metamorphic sequence in the Sikkim Himalayas: crystallization history, P­T gradient The metapelitic rocks of the Sikkim Himalayas show an inverted metamorphic sequence (IMS) of the complete to be capable of explaining these observations. Key words: Himalayas; inverted Barrovian zones; main central

Ganguly, Jibamitra

340

Introduction Inverted index Processing Boolean queries Query optimization Course overview Introduction to Information Retrieval  

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Introduction Inverted index Processing Boolean queries Query optimization Course overview Retrieval 1 / 60 #12;Introduction Inverted index Processing Boolean queries Query optimization Course overview Take-away Sch¨utze: Boolean Retrieval 2 / 60 #12;Introduction Inverted index Processing Boolean

Nejdl, Wolfgang

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Comparing Inverted Files and Signature Files for Searching a Large Lexicon  

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Comparing Inverted Files and Signature Files for Searching a Large Lexicon BEN CARTERETTE1 , FAZLI, 2003 To appear in Information Processing and Management Abstract Signature files and inverted files, a bit-sliced signature file can be compressed to a smaller size than an inverted file if each n

Can, Fazli

342

Inverted Replication of Vertebrate Mitochondria Miguel M. Fonseca,* David Posada, and D. James Harris*  

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Inverted Replication of Vertebrate Mitochondria Miguel M. Fonseca,* à David Posada,à and D. James, we identified 2 fishes, Albula glossodonta and Bathygadus antrodes, with inverted compositional of inverted mitochondrial replication, caused by an inversion of the CR. These findings support the strand

Posada, David

343

Fabrication of inverted opal ZnO photonic crystals by atomic layer deposition  

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Fabrication of inverted opal ZnO photonic crystals by atomic layer deposition M. Scharrer, X. Wu, A method to fabricate so-called "inverted opal" structures which have the long-range order, high filling into opal or inverted opal backbones.3,5,13,14 Recently, atomic layer deposition ALD has been pro- posed

Cao, Hui

344

The invertibility of 2 2 operator matrices Junjie Huang, Junfeng Sun, Alatancang Chen, Carsten Trunk1  

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The invertibility of 2 ? 2 operator matrices Junjie Huang, Junfeng Sun, Alatancang Chen, Carsten Trunk1 November 11, 2014 Abstract In this paper the properties of right invertible row operators, i decomposition. Using this decomposition, we characterize the invertibility of a 2 ? 2 operator matrix

Knobloch,Jürgen

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PERFORMANCE OF AN INVERTED SPUTTER SOURCE G. VOURVOPOULOS, O. TOPIKOGLOU and A. ASTHENOPOULOS  

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1463 PERFORMANCE OF AN INVERTED SPUTTER SOURCE G. VOURVOPOULOS, O. TOPIKOGLOU and A. ASTHENOPOULOS sources. Abstract. 2014 An inverted sputter source manufactured locally was installed on the Demokritos a sputter source on the Demokritos Tan- dem. The choice of the inverted sputter source from among

Boyer, Edmond

346

Every invertible matrix is diagonally equivalent to a matrix with distinct eigenvalues  

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Every invertible matrix is diagonally equivalent to a matrix with distinct eigenvalues Man-Duen Choi , Zejun Huang , Chi-Kwong Li , and Nung-Sing Sze§ Abstract We show that for every invertible n?n complex matrix A there is an n?n diagonal invertible D such that AD has distinct eigenvalues. Using

Li, Chi-Kwong

347

Incremental Cluster-Based Retrieval Using Compressed Cluster-Skipping Inverted Files  

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15 Incremental Cluster-Based Retrieval Using Compressed Cluster-Skipping Inverted Files ISMAIL cluster-based retrieval (CBR) strategy using a new cluster-skipping inverted file for improving query processing efficiency. The new inverted file incorporates cluster member- ship and centroid information along

Ulusoy, ?zgür

348

Query Processing and Inverted Indices in Shared-Nothing Text Document Information Retrieval Systems  

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Query Processing and Inverted Indices in Shared-Nothing Text Document Information Retrieval Systems by the organization of the inverted index. This paper compares the performance impact on query processing of various physical organizations for inverted lists. We present a new probabilistic model of the database and queries

Zimmerman, John

349

On Invertibility of Switched Linear Systems L. Vu and D. Liberzon  

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On Invertibility of Switched Linear Systems L. Vu and D. Liberzon Coordinated Science Laboratory.S.A. Email: {linhvu, liberzon}@control.csl.uiuc.edu Abstract-- We address a new problem--the invertibility. In solving the invertibility problem, we introduce the concept of singular pairs for two systems. We give

Liberzon, Daniel

350

HIGH-LEVEL MULTI-STEP INVERTER OPTIMIZATION, USING A MINIMUM NUMBER OF POWER TRANSISTORS.  

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HIGH-LEVEL MULTI-STEP INVERTER OPTIMIZATION, USING A MINIMUM NUMBER OF POWER TRANSISTORS. Juan 56-41-246-999 e-mail lmoran@renoir.die.udec.cl ABSTRACT Multilevel inverters with a large number-5]. Multi-level inverters can operate not only with PWM techniques but also with amplitude modulation (AM

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

351

A LOGICAL INVERTED TAXONOMY OF SORTING ALGORITHMS S.M. Merritt K.K. Lau  

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A LOGICAL INVERTED TAXONOMY OF SORTING ALGORITHMS S.M. Merritt K.K. Lau School of Computer Science­ mational programming and automatic program synthesis provided the insight that led to Merritt's inverted taxonomy of sorting algorithms. This provides a logical basis for the inverted taxonomy and expands

Lau, Kung-Kiu

352

Inverted Repeat Structure of the Human Genome: The X-Chromosome Contains a Preponderance of  

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Inverted Repeat Structure of the Human Genome: The X-Chromosome Contains a Preponderance of Large, Highly Homologous Inverted Repeats That Contain Testes Genes Peter E. Warburton,1,4 Joti Giordano,1 Fanny performed the first genome-wide analysis of the Inverted Repeat (IR) structure in the human genome, using

Warburton, Peter E.

353

Deformation-induced inverted metamorphic eld gradients: an example from the southeastern Canadian Cordillera  

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Deformation-induced inverted metamorphic ®eld gradients: an example from the southeastern Canadian allochthon and Monashee complex, exhibits an inverted metamorphic ®eld gradient. New data presented preserving evidence of strongly diachronous deformation and an apparent inverted metamorphism. # 1999

Gibson, Dan

354

A generalized 3D inverted pendulum model to represent human normal walking  

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A generalized 3D inverted pendulum model to represent human normal walking Sophie Sakka IRCCy,lacouture}@univ-poitiers.fr Abstract-- This paper compares different inverted pendulum models to represent the stance phase of human adapted to pathological walking as the walking symmetry hypothesis -needed to build classical inverted

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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CONTINUOUS INVERTIBILITY AND STABLE QML ESTIMATION OF THE EGARCH(1,1) MODEL  

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CONTINUOUS INVERTIBILITY AND STABLE QML ESTIMATION OF THE EGARCH(1,1) MODEL OLIVIER WINTENBERGER Abstract. We introduce the notion of continuous invertibility on a compact set for volatility models driven Estimator (QMLE) when the optimization procedure is done on a continuously invertible domain. This approach

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Inverter Minimization in Multi-Level Logic Networks Department of ECE  

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Inverter Minimization in Multi-Level Logic Networks Alok Jain Department of ECE Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Abstract In this paper, we look at the problem of inverter minimization in multi approach takes a more global view and maps the problem of inverter minimization into a problem of removing

Bryant, Randal E.

357

Fault Diagnosis System for a Multilevel Inverter Using a Principal Component Neural Network Surin Khomfoi  

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Fault Diagnosis System for a Multilevel Inverter Using a Principal Component Neural Network Surin system in a multilevel-inverter using a compact neural network is proposed in this paper. It is difficult to diagnose a multilevel-inverter drive (MLID) system using a mathematical model because MLID systems consist

Tolbert, Leon M.

358

Introduction Inverting Construction Y1 Results Classification of Linear Codes with Prescribed  

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Introduction Inverting Construction Y1 Results Classification of Linear Codes with Prescribed / 14 #12;Introduction Inverting Construction Y1 Results Introduction Motivation Gaps between lower with automorphism of order 7! ­ joint work with G. Nebe) Inspired by Y. Edel, J. Bierbrauer, Inverting construction

Dettweiler, Michael

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Inverting geodetic time series with a principal component analysis-based inversion method  

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Inverting geodetic time series with a principal component analysis-based inversion method A. P (2010), Inverting geodetic time series with a principal component analysis-based inversion method, J; Cohen, 1999]. This formulation is linear and easily inverted using standard algorithms. The distribution

Avouac, Jean-Philippe

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Inverting the Turing Jump in Complexity Theory Stephen A. Fenner \\Lambda  

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Inverting the Turing Jump in Complexity Theory Stephen A. Fenner \\Lambda Computer Science Department University of Southern Maine Abstract This paper investigates the invertibility of certain analogs­jump operators are not invertible, i.e., there is a PSPACE­hard (resp. EXP­hard) set that is not p­ time Turing

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Beyond Synexpression Relationships: Local Clustering of Time-shifted and Inverted Gene  

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Beyond Synexpression Relationships: Local Clustering of Time-shifted and Inverted Gene Expression an inverted relationship. Here, we propose a new method, which we call local clus- tering, for identifying these time-delayed and inverted relationships. It is related to conventional gene-expression clustering

Yu, Haiyuan

362

Inverting Matrices In class, we proved that if T : V W is linear, then  

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Inverting Matrices In class, we proved that if T : V W is linear, then dim V = dim) The nullspace of T is {0}. (3) The image T(V ) is all of W. (4) T is invertible. (Recall that (1) and (2 we can represent any T by a matrix, it suffices to consider inverting matrices. The method is very

White, Brian

363

Structure of Invertible (Bi)infinite Totally Positive Matrices* Mathematics Research Center  

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Structure of Invertible (Bi)infinite Totally Positive Matrices* C. de Boor Mathematics Research Haifa, Israel Submitted by Hans Schneider ABSTRACT An &invertible nonfinite totally positive matrix the property that all finite sections of A principal with respect to this diagonal are invertible

Pinkus, Allan

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Inverted Index Compression for Scalable Image Matching David M. Chen1  

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Inverted Index Compression for Scalable Image Matching David M. Chen1 , Sam S. Tsai1 , Vijay Abstract To perform fast image matching against large databases, a Vocabulary Tree (VT) uses an inverted index that maps from each tree node to database images which have visited that node. The inverted index

Girod, Bernd

365

Performance Analysis of a Hybrid Asymmetric Multilevel Inverter for High Voltage Active Power Filter Applications  

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Performance Analysis of a Hybrid Asymmetric Multilevel Inverter for High Voltage Active Power voltage-source inverters connected in series (known as cascaded hybrid asymmetric multilevel inverter voltage application due to semiconductor constraint. In order to achieve higher power level, hybrid

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

366

High-Efficiency Solar Cells for Large-Scale Electricity Generation & Design Considerations for the Related Optics (Presentation)  

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The photovoltaic industry has been growing exponentially at an average rate of about 35%/year since 1979. Recently, multijunction concentrator cell efficiencies have surpassed 40%. Combined with concentrating optics, these can be used for electricity generation.

Kurtz, S.; Olson, J.; Geisz, J.; Friedman, D.; McMahon, W.; Ptak, A.; Wanlass, M.k; Kibbler, A.; Kramer, C.; Ward, S.; Duda, A.; Young, M.; Carapella, J.

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of 10 CFR 20.1406, Regarding Minimizing Contamination and the Generation of Waste, and Facilitating Decommissioning through the Design of Facilities and Operating Procedures  

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In the very near future (perhaps as soon as the fall of 2007), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) anticipates receiving one or more license applications for new nuclear power plants. An important consideration for new facilities is that they be designed and operated to minimize contamination, to minimize the generation of waste, and to facilitate decommissioning. A relatively recent regulation, 10 CFR 20.1406, mandates these requirements. The regulation states, 'Applicants for licenses, other than renewals, after August 20, 1997, shall describe in the application how facility design and procedures for operation will minimize, to the extent practicable, contamination of the facility and the environment, facilitate eventual decommissioning, and minimize, to the extent practicable, the generation of radioactive waste'. This paper summarizes various initiatives taken by the NRC and industry to develop guidance for implementing 10 CFR 20.1406 before submission of license applications. (authors)

O'Donnell, E.; Ott, W.R. [Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical analysis and experimental validation of a novel multilevel inverter topology for renewable energy interfacing applications  

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This paper presents a new topological structure for symmetrical cascaded multilevel inverters. The proposed circuit consists of cross-connected separate symmetrical DC sources which can generate number of levels equal to that of a cascaded H-bridge topology with reduced number of power switches. It is especially suitable for utility interfacing of renewable energy sources. It also offers the possibility of a transformer less and filter less operation. The working principle of the proposed topology is explained with the help of a single-phase five level inverter. Simulation results are obtained in matlab/simulink environment and are verified experimentally on a laboratory prototype. An exhaustive comparison of the proposed topology is made with the classical cascaded H-bridge topology especially with the considerations of conduction losses and cost-effectiveness. The proposed topology results in the reduction of number of power switches losses installation area and converter cost and thus can be implemented as an effective and efficient power electronicinterface for renewable sources of energy with the utility grid.

Krishna Kumar Gupta

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical power inverter having a phase modulated, twin-inverter, high frequency link and an energy storage module  

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The present invention provides an electrical power inverter method and apparatus, which includes a high frequency link, for converting DC power into AC power. Generally stated, the apparatus includes a first high frequency module which produces an AC voltage at a first output frequency, and a second high frequency inverter module which produces an AC voltage at a second output frequency that is substantially the same as the first output frequency. The second AC voltage is out of phase with the first AC voltage by a selected angular phase displacement. A mixer mixes the first and second output voltages to produce a high frequency carrier which has a selected base frequency impressed on the sidebands thereof. A rectifier rectifies the carrier, and a filter filters the rectified carrier. An output inverter inverts the filtered carrier to produce an AC line voltage at the selected base frequency. A phase modulator adjusts the relative angular phase displacement between the outputs of the first and second high frequency modules to control the base frequency and magnitude of the AC line voltage. 19 figs.

Pitel, I.J.

1987-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical power inverter having a phase modulated, twin-inverter, high frequency link and an energy storage module  

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The present invention provides an electrical power inverter method and apparatus, which includes a high frequency link, for converting DC power into AC power. Generally stated, the apparatus includes a first high frequency module which produces an AC voltage at a first output frequency, and a second high frequency inverter module which produces an AC voltage at a second output frequency that is substantially the same as the first output frequency. The second AC voltage is out of phase with the first AC voltage by a selected angular phase displacement. A mixer mixes the first and second output voltages to produce a high frequency carrier which has a selected base frequency impressed on the sidebands thereof. A rectifier rectifies the carrier, and a filter filters the rectified carrier. An output inverter inverts the filtered carrier to produce an AC line voltage at the selected base frequency. A phase modulator adjusts the relative angular phase displacement between the outputs of the first and second high frequency modules to control the base frequency and magnitude of the AC line voltage.

Pitel, Ira J. (Whippany, NJ)

1987-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of the Personnel Radiation Safety Interlock System for High Intensity DT Fusion Neutron Generator  

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The PRSIS has been designed for HINEG, with the network architecture, interlocking logic, and supervision software included. PRSIS is be used for monitoring all the safety devices in the experimental hall, so as ...

Weitian Wang; Yong Song; Jianye Wang; Peng Xu; Liang Wang

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Design-by-Analogy Using the WordTree Method and an Automated WordTree Generating Tool  

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-automated method, it did enable the process of identifying analogies to be done faster. Tools designed to perform tasks faster and more efficiently usually tend to have a positive effect on its users. Different ontologies were studied for their value...

Oriakhi, Edgar Velazquez

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

373

GaInAs/AlInAs quantum cascade laser design based on optimized second harmonic generation  

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In this work, we present an innovative procedure for the design and optimization of GaInAs/AlInAs quantum cascade laser (QCL) structures based on the use of the genetic algorithm. The purpose of the algorithm is to determine the set of design parameters that would enable the maximization of the second order nonlinear susceptibility, thus facilitating significant optical nonlinearities to take place. In our optimization model, we start from the existing design in which the active region consists of two coupled InGaAs quantum wells separated by an AlInAs barrier, and the active region levels form double resonant nonlinear cascades. Upon obtaining the optimized structure and evaluating its energies and wave functions, the output characteristics are calculated by applying the full self-consistent rate equation modeling of the electron transport in a periodic QCL structure. The results of the calculations predict a noticeable improvement of targeted properties of the optimized design, while at the same time the original design calculations show excellent agreement with experimental results. The described procedure is applicable to various active region designs and can be used for other wavelength ranges.

A Gaji?; J Radovanovi?; V Milanovi?; D Indjin; Z Ikoni?

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectra of Discrete Schrdinger Operators with Primitive Invertible Substitution Potentials  

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We study the spectral properties of discrete Schr\\"odinger operators with potentials given by primitive invertible substitution sequences (or by Sturmian sequences whose rotation angle has an eventually periodic continued fraction expansion, a strictly larger class than primitive invertible substitution sequences). It is known that operators from this family have spectra which are Cantor sets of zero Lebesgue measure. We show that the Hausdorff dimension of this set tends to $1$ as coupling constant $\\lambda$ tends to $0$. Moreover, we also show that at small coupling constant, all gaps allowed by the gap labeling theorem are open and furthermore open linearly with respect to $\\lambda$. Additionally, we show that, in the small coupling regime, the density of states measure for an operator in this family is exact dimensional. The dimension of the density of states measure is strictly smaller than the Hausdorff dimension of the spectrum and tends to $1$ as $\\lambda$ tends to $0$.

May Mei

2014-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

375

Optimization of the Oktay-Kronfeld Action Conjugate Gradient Inverter  

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Improving the Fermilab action to third order in heavy quark effective theory yields the Oktay-Kronfeld action, a promising candidate for precise calculations of the spectra of heavy quark systems and weak matrix elements relevant to searches for new physics. We have optimized the bi-stabilized conjugate gradient inverter in the SciDAC QOPQDP library and are developing a GPU code. The action is rewritten and the needed gauge-link combinations are precalculated. In tests with a MILC coarse lattice, this procedure accelerates the inverter by a factor of four. The remaining floating-point operations are mostly simple matrix multiplications between gauge links and fermion vectors, which we accelerate by more than an order of magnitude by using CUDA. Further gains could be achieved by using QUDA.

Yong-Chull Jang; Jon A. Bailey; Weonjong Lee; Carleton DeTar; Mehmet B. Oktay; Andreas S. Kronfeld

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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PWM Inverter control and the application thereof within electric vehicles  

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An inverter (34) which provides power to an A.C. machine (28) is controlled by a circuit (36) employing PWM control strategy whereby A.C. power is supplied to the machine at a preselectable frequency and preselectable voltage. This is accomplished by the technique of waveform notching in which the shapes of the notches are varied to determine the average energy content of the overall waveform. Through this arrangement, the operational efficiency of the A.C. machine is optimized. The control circuit includes a micro-computer 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). 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).

Geppert, Steven (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in the Inverted Neutrino Hierarchy with Bolometric Detectors  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay (0nubb) is one of the most sensitive probes for physics beyond the Standard Model, providing unique information on the nature of neutrinos. In this paper we review the status and outlook for bolometric 0nubb decay searches. We summarize recent advances in background suppression demonstrated using bolometers with simultaneous readout of heat and light signals. We simulate several configurations of a future CUORE-like bolometer array which would utilize these improvements and present the sensitivity reach of a hypothetical next-generation bolometric 0nubb experiment. We demonstrate that a bolometric experiment with the isotope mass of about 1 ton is capable of reaching the sensitivity to the effective Majorana neutrino mass (|mee|) of order 10-20 meV, thus completely exploring the so-called inverted neutrino mass hierarchy region. We highlight the main challenges and identify priorities for an R&D program addressing them.

D. R. Artusa; F. T. Avignone III; O. Azzolini; M. Balata; T. I. Banks; G. Bari; J. Beeman; F. Bellini; A. Bersani; M. Biassoni; C. Brofferio; C. Bucci; X. Z. Cai; A. Camacho; L. Canonica; X. G. Cao; S. Capelli; L. Carbone; L. Cardani; M. Carrettoni; N. Casali; D. Chiesa; N. Chott; M. Clemenza; C. Cosmelli; O. Cremonesi; R. J. Creswick; I. Dafinei; A. Dally; V. Datskov; A. De Biasi; M. M. Deninno; S. Di Domizio; M. L. di Vacri; L. Ejzak; D. Q. Fang; H. A. Farach; M. Faverzani; G. Fernandes; E. Ferri; F. Ferroni; E. Fiorini; M. A. Franceschi; S. J. Freedman; B. K. Fujikawa; A. Giachero; L. Gironi; A. Giuliani; J. Goett; P. Gorla; C. Gotti; T. D. Gutierrez; E. E. Haller; K. Han; K. M. Heeger; R. Hennings-Yeomans; H. Z. Huang; R. Kadel; K. Kazkaz; G. Keppel; Yu. G. Kolomensky; Y. L. Li; C. Ligi; X. Liu; Y. G. Ma; C. Maiano; M. Maino; M. Martinez; R. H. Maruyama; Y. Mei; N. Moggi; S. Morganti; T. Napolitano; S. Nisi; C. Nones; E. B. Norman; A. Nucciotti; T. O'Donnell; F. Orio; D. Orlandi; J. L. Ouellet; M. Pallavicini; V. Palmieri; L. Pattavina; M. Pavan; M. Pedretti; G. Pessina; V. Pettinacci; G. Piperno; C. Pira; S. Pirro; E. Previtali; V. Rampazzo; C. Rosenfeld; C. Rusconi; E. Sala; S. Sangiorgio; N. D. Scielzo; M. Sisti; A. R. Smith; L. Taffarello; M. Tenconi; F. Terranova; W. D. Tian; C. Tomei; S. Trentalange; G. Ventura; M. Vignati; B. S. Wang; H. W. Wang; L. Wielgus; J. Wilson; L. A. Winslow; T. Wise; A. Woodcraft; L. Zanotti; C. Zarra; B. X. Zhu; S. Zucchelli

2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical aging of stator insulation of low voltage rotating machines supplied by inverters  

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Nowadays, use of inverters for speed variation of low voltage motors becomes more and more usual. The most common technology for this kind of apparatus uses the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM). It is characterized by a square voltage shape with short rise and fall times. In order to insure the quality of turn to ground insulation submitted to these constraints, a study on the aging of Polyethylene terephthalate (Mylar{trademark}) has been undertaken. Influence of rise and fall times, frequency and voltage magnitude has been investigated for time duration up to 1,000 hours. To realize a good voltage application, samples were previously metalized. Two different behaviors according to the rise time and magnitude are observed. For long rise and fall times, changes in the capacity values are obtained although, for smaller rise or fall times, a degradation of the metalized electrode appears. A surface charge generation process is discussed to explain this phenomena.

Bellomo, J.P.; Lebey, T. [Lab. Genie Electrique de Toulouse (France); Oraison, J.M.; Peltier, F. [Leroy-Somer, Angouleme (France)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Design And Development Of Small Wind Energy Systems Is A Soft Path For Power Generation And Environment Conservation For Off Grid Applications In India.  

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ABSTRACT: This paper describes the design a new evolving electrical power generation system with small wind turbine. Which offer solutions to meet local energy requirements of a specific location. Energy conservation decreases energy requirements, promotes energy efficiency and facilitates development of renewable. Wind energy dominates as an immediate viable cost effective option which promotes energy conservation and avoids equivalent utilization of fossil fuels and avoids million ton of green house gas emission causing ozone depletion and other environmental impacts like global warming. This paper gives an over view about the current status and a possible development for small wind turbines for off grid applications in India. KEY WORDS: wind energy, wind power generation system, wind sensor, Energy resources, and wind

unknown authors

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Design and characterization of electron beam focusing for X-ray generation in novel medical imaging architecture  

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A novel electron beam focusing scheme for medical X-ray sources is described in this paper. Most vacuum based medical X-ray sources today employ a tungsten filament operated in temperature limited regime, with electrostatic focusing tabs for limited range beam optics. This paper presents the electron beam optics designed for the first distributed X-ray source in the world for Computed Tomography (CT) applications. This distributed source includes 32 electron beamlets in a common vacuum chamber, with 32 circular dispenser cathodes operated in space charge limited regime, where the initial circular beam is transformed into an elliptical beam before being collected at the anode. The electron beam optics designed and validated here are at the heart of the first Inverse Geometry CT system, with potential benefits in terms of improved image quality and dramatic X-ray dose reduction for the patient.

Bogdan Neculaes, V., E-mail: neculaes@research.ge.com; Zou, Yun; Zavodszky, Peter; Inzinna, Louis; Zhang, Xi; Conway, Kenneth; Caiafa, Antonio; Frutschy, Kristopher; Waters, William; De Man, Bruno [GE Global Research, Niskayuna, New York 12309 (United States)] [GE Global Research, Niskayuna, New York 12309 (United States)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Stabilising the triple inverted pendulum by variable gain linear quadratic regulator  

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A variable gain linear quadratic regulator (VGLQR) for multivariable non-linear control systems is designed. This control scheme, which can be viewed as a novel gain scheduling controller, consists of linearising the non-linear system to a family of time-invariant systems about sampling points and using LQR method to obtain optimal feedback gain in every sampling interval. In addition, a fast algorithm based on Schur method for online solving the algebraic Riccati equation is discussed in detail, and a software package, which is used to solve algebraic Riccati equation at each sampling point, is developed during the present research. A triple inverted pendulum is stabilised by using the VGLQR method and the results of simulation and physical experiments are displayed. The results of experiments demonstrate that the present control scheme is of good stability and robustness.

Yongli Zhang; Zhihong Miao; Hongxing Li; Fuzhong Nian

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Vertex Tracker at the e+e- Linear Collider Conceptual Design, Detector R&D and Physics Performances for the Next Generation of Silicon Vertex Detectors  

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The e+e- linear collider physics programme sets highly demanding requirements on the accurate determination of charged particle trajectories close to their production point. A new generation of Vertex Trackers, based on different technologies of high resolution silicon sensors, is being developed to provide the needed performances. These developments are based on the experience with the LEP/SLC vertex detectors and on the results of the R&D programs for the LHC trackers and also define a further program of R&D specific to the linear collider applications. In this paper the present status of the conceptual tracker design, silicon detector R&D and physics studies is discussed.

Marco Battaglia; Massimo Caccia

1999-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Satisfaction with outcome and process from web-based meetings for idea generation and selection: The roles of instrumentality, enjoyment, and interface design  

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Abstract This study examines individual group member satisfaction with outcome and process from an idea generation and selection task via a Group Support System. 126 Participants formed 20 virtual teams, each completing a 20 minute task, followed by a questionnaire about their experience. The study validated a proposed scale for a new construct and tested several hypotheses using a structural equation model. While the new construct of perceived instrumentality did not directly influence satisfaction with outcome, satisfaction with process was significantly influenced by perceived task enjoyment and interface design aesthetics. Scholars of GSS meeting satisfaction are therefore advised to include hedonic constructs in their research models. The studys qualitative data also indicated that a GSS designed to support evaluability within the group could lead to increased satisfaction with process within the majority of group members.

Alex Ivanov; Dianne Cyr

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Automated Synthesis Tool for Design Optimization of Power Electronic Converters  

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module-integrated photovoltaic inverter is also optimized for efficiency, volume and reliability. An actual converter is constructed using commercial off-the-shelf components. The converter design is chosen as close as possible to a point obtained...

Mirjafari, Mehran

2013-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

385

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

386

Developement of a digitally controlled low power single phase inverter for grid connected solar panel.  

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?? The work consists in developing a power conversion unit for solar panel connected to the grid. This unit will be a single phase inverter (more)

Marguet, Raphael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot-funded Advanced Inverter Testing Enables 2,500 Solar...  

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Laboratory engineer Greg Martin (from left) works with Solectria engineers Jonathon Smith and Jihua Ma testing Solectria's smart inverter at the Energy Systems Integration...

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Robust iterative learning control of single-phase grid-connected inverter  

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For the single phase inductance-capacitance-inductance (LCL) grid-connected inverter in micro-grid, a kind of robust iterative learning controller...

Zhong-Qiang Wu; Chun-Hua Xu; Yang Yang

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Invertible coupled KdV and coupled Harry Dym hierarchies  

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In this paper we discuss the conditions under which the coupled KdV and coupled Harry Dym hierarchies possess inverse (negative) parts. We further investigate the structure of nonlocal parts of tensor invariants of these hierarchies, in particular, the nonlocal terms of vector fields, conserved one-forms, recursion operators, Poisson and symplectic operators. We show that the invertible cKdV hierarchies possess Poisson structures that are at most weakly nonlocal while coupled Harry Dym hierarchies have Poisson structures with nonlocalities of the third order.

Maciej Blaszak; Krzysztof Marciniak

2013-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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2.3-MW Medium-Voltage, Three-Level Wind Energy Inverter Applying a Unique Bus Structure and 4.5-kV Si/SiC Hybrid Isolated Power Modules: Preprint  

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A high-efficiency, 2.3-MW, medium-voltage, three-level inverter utilizing 4.5-kV Si/SiC (silicon carbide) hybrid modules for wind energy applications is discussed. The inverter addresses recent trends in siting the inverter within the base of multimegawatt turbine towers. A simplified split, three-layer laminated bus structure that maintains low parasitic inductances is introduced along with a low-voltage, high-current test method for determining these inductances. Feed-thru bushings, edge fill methods, and other design features of the laminated bus structure provide voltage isolation that is consistent with the 10.4-kV module isolation levels. Inverter efficiency improvement is a result of the (essential) elimination of the reverse recovery charge present in 4.5-kV Si PIN diodes, which can produce a significant reduction in diode turn-off losses as well as insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) turn-on losses. The hybrid modules are supplied in industry-standard 140 mm x 130 mm and 190 mm x 130 mm packages to demonstrate direct module substitution into existing inverter designs. A focus on laminated bus/capacitor-bank/module subassembly level switching performance is presented.

Erdman, W.; Keller, J.; Grider, D.; VanBrunt, E.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for...  

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& Publications Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation...

392

A high-frequency reverse switch-on dynistor generator for high-power induction heating systems  

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A generator of high-frequency harmonic oscillations connected as a multicell serial inverter with recuperation diodes is described. Maximum power is 50 kW, operating frequency is 50 kHz, overall dimensions are...

I. V. Grekhov; A. K. Kozlov; S. V. Korotkov

393

Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) Fuel Displacement Potential using...  

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(TEG) Design Targets for Hybrid Vehicles Thermoelectric Generator Performance for Passenger Vehicles Skutterudite Thermoelectric Generator For Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...

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Abstract--A reconfiguration technique for multilevel inverters incorporating a diagnostic system based on neural  

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of multilevel inverters for electric drive application have been discussed in [1]. The cascaded MLID is a general fit for large automotive all-electric drives because of the high VA rating possible and because]. A possible structure of a three-phase cascaded multilevel inverter drive for electric vehicle is illustrated

Tolbert, Leon M.

395

Ligand chemistry of titania precursor affects transient photovoltaic behavior in inverted organic solar cells  

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transient photovoltaic behavior in inverted organic solar cells Jong Bok Kim,1,a) Seokhoon Ahn,2,b) Seok JuLigand chemistry of titania precursor affects transient photovoltaic behavior in inverted organic solar cells Jong Bok Kim, Seokhoon Ahn, Seok Ju Kang, Colin Nuckolls, and Yueh-Lin Loo Citation: Appl

Hone, James

396

Transient Analysis of a CMOS Inverter Driving Resistive Interconnect Kevin T. Tang and Eby G. Friedman  

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are characterized by the th power law model. In order to emphasize the nonlinear behavior of a CMOS inverterTransient Analysis of a CMOS Inverter Driving Resistive Interconnect Kevin T. Tang and Eby G. Friedman Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Rochester Rochester, New York

Friedman, Eby G.

397

A Novel Low Cost Solar Central Inverters Topology With 99.2 % Efficiency Heiko Preckwinkel and  

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range. In this contribution, a new topology for central inverters connected to the medium-voltage grid and lower cost. Most of the new topologies that found their way to the market belong to a lower power range inverters. In this power range, a lot of topologies are used to meet the high market demands. Examples

Paderborn, Universität

398

UPDATE ON SIC-BASED INVERTER TECHNOLOGY Abstract This paper presents a study of Silicon  

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development of power devices is a critical aspect of the power electronic industry along with new topologies temperature SiC based inverters for automotive and power system applications. Research involves work on highUPDATE ON SIC-BASED INVERTER TECHNOLOGY Abstract ­ This paper presents a study of Silicon Carbide

Tolbert, Leon M.

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SummitView 1.0: a code to automatically generate 3D solid models of surface micro-machining based MEMS designs.  

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This report describes the SummitView 1.0 computer code developed at Sandia National Laboratories. SummitView is designed to generate a 3D solid model, amenable to visualization and meshing, that represents the end state of a microsystem fabrication process such as the SUMMiT (Sandia Ultra-Planar Multilevel MEMS Technology) V process. Functionally, SummitView performs essentially the same computational task as an earlier code called the 3D Geometry modeler [1]. However, because SummitView is based on 2D instead of 3D data structures and operations, it has significant speed and robustness advantages. As input it requires a definition of both the process itself and the collection of individual 2D masks created by the designer and associated with each of the process steps. The definition of the process is contained in a special process definition file [2] and the 2D masks are contained in MEM format files [3]. The code is written in C++ and consists of a set of classes and routines. The classes represent the geometric data and the SUMMiT V process steps. Classes are provided for the following process steps: Planar Deposition, Planar Etch, Conformal Deposition, Dry Etch, Wet Etch and Release Etch. SummitView is built upon the 2D Boolean library GBL-2D [4], and thus contains all of that library's functionality.

McBride, Cory L. (Elemental Technologies, American Fort, UT); Yarberry, Victor R.; Schmidt, Rodney Cannon; Meyers, Ray J. (Elemental Technologies, American Fort, UT)

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The potential for distributed generation in Japanese prototype buildings: A DER-CAM analysis of policy, tariff design, building energy use, and technology development (English Version)  

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Distributed Generation in Japanese Prototype Buildings: English Version On-site absorption cooling On-site heating On-site generatorsDistributed Generation in Japanese Prototype Buildings: English Version On-site direct absorption cooling On-site heating On-site generatorDistributed Generation in Japanese Prototype Buildings: English Version Macrogrid On-site heating fuel consumption (tJ/a) carbon (t/a) On-site generators

Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan; Gao, Weijun; Nishida, Masaru

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverted Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless singularity and high-temperature algebraic order in an Ising model on a scale-free hierarchical-lattice small-world network  

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Inverted Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless singularity and high-temperature algebraic order radically changes: We find a highly unusual phase transi- tion, namely an inverted Berezinskii

Thirumalai, Devarajan

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Non-invertibility of Multiple-Scattered QELSS Spectra  

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We consider the spectrum S(q,t) and field correlation function f(q,t) of light quasielastically scattered from diffusing optical probes in complex viscoelastic fluids. Relationships between the single-scattering f_1(q,t) and the multiple-scattering f_m(t) are examined. We show that it is fundamentally impossibly to invert f_m(t) to obtain f_1(q,t) or particle displacement moments , except with assumptions that are certainly not correct in complex, viscoelastic fluids. For diffusing dilute probes in viscoelastic fluids, f_1(q,t) is determined by all even moments , n > 0$, of the particle displacement X; this information is lost in f_m(t). In the special case of monodisperse probes in a true simple fluid, f_1(q,t) can be obtained from f_m(t), but only because the functional form of f_1(q,t) is already known.

George D. J. Phillies

2005-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

403

An Invertible Linearization Map for the Quartic Oscillator  

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The set of world lines for the non-relativistic quartic oscillator satisfying Newton's equation of motion for all space and time in 1-1 dimensions with no constraints other than the "spring" restoring force is shown to be equivalent (1-1-onto) to the corresponding set for the harmonic oscillator. This is established via an energy preserving invertible linearization map which consists of an explicit nonlinear algebraic deformation of coordinates and a nonlinear deformation of time coordinates involving a quadrature. In the context stated, the map also explicitly solves Newton's equation for the quartic oscillator for arbitrary initial data on the real line. This map is extended to all attractive potentials given by even powers of the space coordinate. It thus provides classes of new solutions to the initial value problem for all these potentials.

Robert L. Anderson

2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

404

HISQ inverter on Intel Xeon Phi and NVIDIA GPUs  

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The runtime of a Lattice QCD simulation is dominated by a small kernel, which calculates the product of a vector by a sparse matrix known as the "Dslash" operator. Therefore, this kernel is frequently optimized for various HPC architectures. In this contribution we compare the performance of the Intel Xeon Phi to current Kepler-based NVIDIA Tesla GPUs running a conjugate gradient solver. By exposing more parallelism to the accelerator through inverting multiple vectors at the same time we obtain a performance 250 GFlop/s on both architectures. This more than doubles the performance of the inversions. We give a short overview of both architectures, discuss some details of the implementation and the effort required to obtain the achieved performance.

O. Kaczmarek; C. Schmidt; P. Steinbrecher; Swagato Mukherjee; M. Wagner

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

405

EV drivetrain inverter with V/HZ optimization  

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 micro-computer which calculates optimized machine control data signals from various parametric inputs and during steady state load conditions, seeks a best V/HZ ratio to minimize battery current drawn (system losses) from a D.C. power source (32). In the preferred embodiment, the present invention is incorporated within an electric vehicle (10) employing a 144 VDC battery pack and a three-phase induction motor (18).

Gritter, David J. (Southfield, MI); O'Neil, Walter K. (Birmingham, MI)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

FPGA Based Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulated Waveform Generation for Solar (PV) Rural Home Power Inverter  

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With the increasing concern about global environmental protection and energy demand due to rapid growth of population in developing countries and the diminishing trend of resources of conventional grid supply, the need to produce freely available pollution free natural energy such as solar/wind energy has been drawing increasing interest in every corner of the world. In an effort to utilize these energies effectively through Power converter, a great deal of research is being carried out by different researchers / scientist and engineers at different places in the world to meet the increasing demand of load. The study presents methodology to integrate solar (PV) energy (which is freely available in every corner of the world) with grid source and supplement the existing grid power in rural houses during its cut off or restricted supply period. In order to get consistency in supply a DG is also added as a standby source in the proposed integration of network. The software using novel Direct PWM modulation strate...

Singh, S N

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Inverted List Kinetic Monte Carlo with Rejection ap-plied to Directed Self-Assembly of Epitaxial Growth  

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Inverted List Kinetic Monte Carlo with Rejection ap- plied to Directed Self-Assembly of Epitaxial of subsequently deposited material using a kinetic Monte Carlo algorithm that combines the use of inverted lists finding is that the relative performance of the inverted list algorithm improves with increasing system

Schulze, Tim

408

MULTILEVEL INVERTER, BASED ON MULTI-STAGE CONNECTION OF THREE-LEVEL CONVERTERS, SCALED IN POWER OF THREE.  

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MULTILEVEL INVERTER, BASED ON MULTI-STAGE CONNECTION OF THREE-LEVEL CONVERTERS, SCALED IN POWER. #12;MULTILEVEL INVERTER, BASED ON MULTI-STAGE CONNECTION OF THREE-LEVEL CONVERTERS, SCALED IN POWER, Concepción, Chile ABSTRACT A multi-stage inverter using three-state converters is being analyzed

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

409

Performance of Inverted Indices in Shared-Nothing Distributed Text Document Information Retrieval SystemsPublished in PDIS '93  

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Performance of Inverted Indices in Shared-Nothing Distributed Text Document Information Retrieval document re- trieval systems is strongly in uenced by the organization of the inverted index. This paper compares the perfor- mance impact on query processing of various physical organizations for inverted lists

Zimmerman, John

410

CURRENT SOURCING ISOLATED GRID CONNECTED INVERTER Ilya Zeltser, Student Member, IEEE and Sam Ben-Yaakov, Senior Member, IEEE  

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CURRENT SOURCING ISOLATED GRID CONNECTED INVERTER Ilya Zeltser, Student Member, IEEE and Sam Ben proposes a soft switched Output Current Sourcing (OCS) grid connected inverter that applies a high inverters where the small disturbance at the line voltage may lead to current run away and consequently

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Inverted fluvial features in the Aeolis/Zephyria Plana region, Mars: Formation mechanism and initial paleodischarge estimates  

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Click Here for Full Article Inverted fluvial features in the Aeolis/Zephyria Plana region, Mars/Zephyria Plana (AZP) region of Mars has been previously hypothesized to be inverted fluvial features, although ridges suggests some criteria that may be used to identify inverted fluvial features formed by lava

Perfect, Ed

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PRECISION CURRENT SOURCE OF THE INVERTER TYPE VCH-3000-12 TO POWER MAGNETIC SYSTEMS OF ACCELERATORS AND CHARGED  

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PRECISION CURRENT SOURCE OF THE INVERTER TYPE VCH-3000-12 TO POWER MAGNETIC SYSTEMS OF ACCELERATORS, with the help of fans placed on the front boards of the Inverter and Rectifier units. Figure 1 shows through the Inverter, Rectifier, LC filter (the resonance frequency is 800 Hz) and the correction circuit

Kozak, Victor R.

413

Effects of normal and abnormal visual experience on the development of opposing aftereffects for upright and inverted  

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for upright and inverted faces Rachel A. Robbins,1,4 Daphne Maurer,1,3 Alexandra Hatry,2 Gizelle Anzures2 of upright and inverted faces in patients who missed early visual experience because of bilateral congenital. Adults showed the expected opposing aftereffects for upright and inverted faces. Ten-year-olds showed

Maurer, Daphne M.

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Copyright 01990 by the Genetics Society of America Synapsis-MediatedFusion of Free DNA Ends Forms Inverted Dimer  

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Inverted Dimer Plasmids in Yeast Sam Kunes, David Botstein' and Maurice S. Fox Department of Biology plasmid DNA and the endsof the plasmid do not share homology with the yeast genome, circular inverted of genetically marked plasmids, we show that two plasmid molecules are required to form an inverted dimerplasmid

Botstein, David

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Highmobility inverted selectively doped heterojunctions Hadas Shtrikman, M. Heiblum, K. Seo, D. E. Galbi, and L. Osterling  

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Highmobility inverted selectively doped heterojunctions Hadas Shtrikman, M. Heiblum, K. Seo, D. E in inverted GaAsAlGaAs heterojunctions Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1268 (1988); 10.1063/1.99176 High mobility: 132.76.50.6 On: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:05:40 #12;High-mobility inverted selectively doped heterojunctions

Heiblum, Mordehai "Moty"

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Automotive Thermoelectric Generator Design Issues  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Mechanical, electrical, thermal engineering, and durability issues related to use of TEGs in the challenging automotive environment need to be resolved as they affect warranty cost and customer acceptance.

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Inverted end-Hall-type low-energy high-current gaseous ion source  

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A novel approach to low-energy, high-current, gaseous ion beam generation was explored and an ion source based on this technique has been developed. The source utilizes a dc high-current (up to 20 A) gaseous discharge with electron injection into the region of ion generation. Compared to the conventional end-Hall ion source, the locations of the discharge anode and cathode are inverted: the cathode is placed inside the source and the anode outside, and correspondingly, the discharge current is in the opposite direction. The discharge operates in a diverging axial magnetic field, similar to the end-Hall source. Electron generation and injection is accomplished by using an additional arc discharge with a ''cold'' (filamentless) hollow cathode. Low plasma contamination is achieved by using a low discharge voltage (avoidance of sputtering), as well as by a special geometric configuration of the emitter discharge electrodes, thereby filtering (removing) the erosion products stemming from the emitter cathode. The device produces a dc ion flow with energy below 20 eV and current up to 2.5 A onto a collector of 500 cm{sup 2} at 25 cm from the source edge, at a pressure {>=}0.02 Pa and gas flow rate {>=}14 SCCM. The ion energy spread is 2 to 3 eV (rms). The source is characterized by high reliability, low maintenance, and long lifetime. The beam contains less than 0.1% of metallic ions. The specific electric energy consumption is 400 eV per ion registered at the collector. The source operates with noble gases, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrocarbons. Utilizing biasing, it can be used for plasma sputtering, etching, and other ion technologies.

Oks, E. M.; Vizir, A. V.; Shandrikov, M. V.; Yushkov, G. Yu.; Grishin, D. M.; Anders, A.; Baldwin, D. A. [High Current Electronics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk 634055 (Russian Federation); Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); 4Wave, Inc., Sterling, Virginia 20166 (United States)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and synthesis of the next generation of crown ethers for waste separations: An inter-laboratory comprehensive proposal. 1998 annual progress report  

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'The purpose of this task is to undertake the design, synthesis, and characterization of the next generation of crown ethers for metal-ion separations applicable to USDOE''s environmental needs. Target problems include: Li{sup +} ions leaching from burial sites at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant; fission products 90 Sr and {sup 137}Cs contaminating high-level tank wastes at Hanford, INEEL, and Savannah River; and radium in wastes at the Niagara Falls Storage Site. Unfortunately, the technologies needed to address these problems either do not exist or exhibit substantial deficiencies. Separation techniques such as solvent extraction and ion exchange promise to play a strong role, especially as enhanced with highly selective crown ethers and calixarenes. This project is midway through year 2 of a 3-year effort. Below is given a summary of progress in the approximate period September, 1997, to May, 1998, for each of the four co-investigators at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the University of Tennessee (UTK). The overall approach entails utilization of theory and molecular modeling (PNNL), organic synthesis of novel crown compounds (ORNL), solvent extraction studies (ORNL and ANL), and studies of polymer-immobilized crown ethers (UTK).'

Moyer, B.A.; Hay, B.P.; Dietz, M.L.; Alexandratos, S.D.; Sachleben, R.A.; Chiarizia, R.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical motor/generator drive apparatus and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present disclosure includes electrical motor/generator drive systems and methods that significantly reduce inverter direct-current (DC) bus ripple currents and thus the volume and cost of a capacitor. The drive methodology is based on a segmented drive system that does not add switches or passive components but involves reconfiguring inverter switches and motor stator winding connections in a way that allows the formation of multiple, independent drive units and the use of simple alternated switching and optimized Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) schemes to eliminate or significantly reduce the capacitor ripple current.

Su, Gui Jia

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic solar system connected to the electric power grid operating as active power generator and reactive power compensator  

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In the case of photovoltaic (PV) systems acting as distributed generation (DG) systems, the DC energy that is produced is fed to the grid through the power-conditioning unit (inverter). The majority of contemporary inverters used in DG systems are current source inverters (CSI) operating at unity power factor. If, however, we assume that voltage source inverters (VSI) can replace CSIs, we can generate reactive power proportionally to the remaining unused capacity at any given time. According to the theory of instantaneous power, the inverter reactive power can be regulated by changing the amplitude of its output voltage. In addition, the inverter active power can be adjusted by modifying the phase angle of its output voltage. Based on such theory, both the active power supply and the reactive power compensation (RPC) can be carried out simultaneously. When the insolation is weak or the PV modules are inoperative at night, the RPC feature of a PV system can still be used to improve the inverter utilisation factor. Some MATLAB simulation results are included here to show the feasibility of the method. (author)

Albuquerque, Fabio L.; Moraes, Adelio J.; Guimaraes, Geraldo C.; Sanhueza, Sergio M.R.; Vaz, Alexandre R. [Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Uberlandia-MG, CEP 38400-902 (Brazil)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of Software Test Data from the Design Specification Using Heuristic Techniques. Exploring the UML State Machine Diagrams and GA Based Heuristic Techniques in the Automated Generation of Software Test Data and Test Code.  

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??Software testing is a tedious and very expensive undertaking. Automatic test data generation is, therefore, proposed in this research to help testers reduce their work (more)

Doungsa-ard, Chartchai

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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978-1-4244-2800-7/09/$25.00 2009 IEEE ICIEA 2009 Efficiency of SiC JFET-Based Inverters  

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978-1-4244-2800-7/09/$25.00 ©2009 IEEE ICIEA 2009 Efficiency of SiC JFET-Based Inverters Hui Zhang-phase full-bridge inverter power loss models based on experimental data are established and used to estimate inverter efficiency. The impact of load power, temperature, and switching frequency on inverter efficiency

Tolbert, Leon M.

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770 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, VOL. 42, NO. 3, MAY/JUNE 2006 Constant Boost Control of the Z-Source Inverter to  

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Control of the Z-Source Inverter to Minimize Current Ripple and Voltage Stress Miaosen Shen, Student-control methods for the Z-source inverter, which can obtain maximum voltage gain at any given modulation index--Pulsewidth modulation (PWM), voltage boost, Z-source inverter. I. INTRODUCTION IN A traditional voltage-source inverter

Tolbert, Leon M.

424

A A L B O R G U N I V E R S I T Y Finishing report for the `SolcelleInverter' project  

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-Module is an electrical product and is the combination of a single module and a single power electronic inverter-Module Inverter W.3 Analysis of Possible Solutions for Inverter W.4 Development And Simulation of New Topologies W-03-05 (Automatic updated) Path: U:\\SolcelleInverter\\Word\\SOTA.doc Contact: M.Sc.E.E. ­ Power Electronics Developer

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202 IEEE TRANS.4CTIONS Oh'AUTOMATIC CONTROL, VOL. AC-18,NO. 3, J U K E 1973 Design and Analysis of Boiler-Turbine-Generator  

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of Boiler-Turbine-Generator Controls Using Optimal Linear Regulator Theory JOHN P. McDOKALD AND HARRY G of a nonlinear mathematical model of a drum-type, twin furnace, reheat boiler-turbine-generator (RBTG) system- tiveoperatingandcontrolstrategies for boiler-t.urbine- generator systems to meet different, system operating ob- jectives. Among

Kwatny, Harry G.

426

1808 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, VOL. 48, NO. 6, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 Design of a Flux-Switching Electrical Generator  

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turbine system has its operating range as shown in Fig. 1. Permanent-magnet generators and self small wind turbine generators are often based on inexpensive permanent-magnet generator machines [12 of gearbox requirements for coupling to the turbine. Although the devel- oped approach makes the machine

Simões, Marcelo Godoy

427

Inverted Metamorphic Cell Development: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-05-156  

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This CRADA targeted technology transfer of the inverted metamorphic multi-junction (IMM) solar cell innovation from NREL to Emcore Photovoltaics. The technology transfer was successfully completed. Additionally, NREL provided materials characterization of solar cell structures produced at Emcore.

Wanlass, M.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

A multilevel energy buffer and voltage modulator for grid-interfaced micro-inverters  

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Micro-inverters operating into the single-phase grid from solar photovoltaic (PV) panels or other low-voltage sources must buffer the twice-line-frequency variations between the energy sourced by the PV panel and that ...

Chen, Minjie

429

Efficient Light Trapping in Inverted Nanopyramid Thin Crystalline Silicon Membranes for Solar Cell Applications  

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Thin-film crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells with light-trapping structures can enhance light absorption within the semiconductor absorber layer and reduce material usage. Here we demonstrate that an inverted nanopyramid ...

Mavrokefalos, Anastassios

430

Precise detection and elimination of grid injected DC from single phase inverters  

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Single-phase voltage source inverters are used for connecting small scale renewable energy sources to low voltage distribution networks. They operate to supply the network with sinusoidal current. If output tr...

Ashraf Ahmed; Ran Li

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Multilevel neutral point clamped/H-bridge inverters with sinusoidal pulse width modulation.  

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??This project focuses on the topology of multilevel neutral point clamped (NPC)/H-bridge inverters and their modified modulation technique for high-power (megawatts) medium voltage (typically 6000 (more)

Shohel, Arifur Rahman (Author)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

A mini cogeneration station constructed on the basis of a inverted gasifier  

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The basic process circuit of a mini cogeneration station constructed on the basis of an internal combustion engine and a inverted gasifier operating on coal fuel is developed. The optimal mode of gasifier operati...

A. M. Dubinin; E. V. Cherepanova; V. G. Tuponogov; O. A. Obozhin

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

A Segmented Drive Inverter Topology with a Small DC Bus Capacitor  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

White, Larry Seiber , Zhenxian Liang, Mike Jenkins * Powerex, UQM Inverter targets * Power density: 13.4 kWl (2020 target) * Specific power: 12 kWkg (2015 target) * Cost: 5...

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This occupied test home received a modified truss system to accommodate ductwork within an inverted insulated bulkhead along the attic floor, which saves energy by placing heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) ductwork within the home's thermal boundary.

435

Novel passive lossless turn-on snubber for voltage source inverters  

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A novel passive lossless turn-on snubber with a soft clamped turn-off snubber circuit for voltage source inverters is proposed. The energy trapped in the snubber is recovered into the dc supply and load without any active devices, associated control circuitry, or resistors. The overshoot voltage on the switches is clamped, and the peak switch current is low, making this snubber suitable for use in high-power insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) inverters.

He, X.; Qian, Z.M. [Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China). Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Finney, S.J.; Williams, B.W. [Heriot-Watt Univ., Edinburgh (United Kingdom). Dept. of Computing and Electrical Engineering

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Performance Optimization of a Photovoltaic Generator with an Active Power Filter Application  

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1 Performance Optimization of a Photovoltaic Generator with an Active Power Filter Application (MPPT) for photovoltaic (PV) systems maximizes the power that can be transferred from the PV system), a constant voltage on the DC side of the inverter was proposed, it is a photovoltaic generator which is used

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

437

Modelling and Simulation of a Single Phase Grid Connected Using Photovoltaic and Battery Based Power Generation  

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Microgrid is a part of the power distribution system which uses renewable energy based of power generation connected to the grid system. Multi energy power generation is composed of renewable energy systems including photovoltaic, wind turbine, energy ... Keywords: Battery Storage, Inverter, Microgrid, Photovoltaic, Matlab/Simulink.

Alias Khamis; Azah Mohamed; Hussain Shareef; Afida Ayob; Mohd Shahrieel Mohd Aras

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Impact Study of Value-Added Functionality on Inverters in ESS - Eric Green & Vivek Ramachandran, NC State  

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Results (Model Validation) Results (Model Validation) Figure 6: Real and Reactive Power Reference vs. Output Figure 7: IGBT and Diode Loss from Manufacturer (Fuji) Figure 8: IGBT and Diode Loss from Simulation Impact Study of Value-Added Functionality on Inverters in Energy Storage Systems Motivation Power conversion systems (PCS) developers are incorporating value-added functions; little is known about the on overall PCS reliability. Objective Develop electrical models to gain an understanding of the degradation of a PCS and its internal components due to value- added functionality; primarily VAR generation. Investigation and modeling of frequency support applications may be considered as a secondary objective.

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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

440

Diophantine Generation,  

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Diophantine Generation, Horizontal and Vertical Problems, and the Weak Vertical Method Alexandra Shlapentokh Diophantine Sets, Definitions and Generation Diophantine Sets Diophantine Generation Properties of Diophantine Generation Diophantine Family of Z Diophantine Family of a Polynomial Ring Going Down Horizontal

Shlapentokh, Alexandra

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Thin film battery/fuel cell power generation system. Topical report covering Task 5: the design, cost and benefit of an industrial cogeneration system, using a high-temperature solid-oxide-electrolyte (HTSOE) fuel-cell generator  

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A literature search and review of the studies analyzing the relationship between thermal and electrical energy demand for various industries and applications resulted in several applications affording reasonable correlation to the thermal and electrical output of the HTSOE fuel cell. One of the best matches was in the aluminum industry, specifically, the Reynolds Aluminum Production Complex near Corpus Christi, Texas. Therefore, a preliminary design of three variations of a cogeneration system for this plant was effected. The designs were not optimized, nor were alternate methods of providing energy compared with the HTSOE cogeneration systems. The designs were developed to the extent necessary to determine technical practicality and economic viability, when compared with alternate conventional fuel (gas and electric) prices in the year 1990.

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1981-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

442

Event generator overview  

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Due to their ability to provide detailed and quantitative predictions, the event generators have become an important part of studying relativistic heavy ion physics and of designing future experiments. In this talk, the author will briefly summarize recent progress in developing event generators for the relativistic heavy ion collisions.

Pang, Y.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

2012 SG Peer Review - Smart Inverter Controls and Microgrid Interoperation at DECC - Tom Rizy, ORNL  

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g g Peer Review Meeting Smart Inverter Controls & Microgrid Interoperation at the Distributed Energy Communications & Controls (DECC) Lab ( ) D. Tom Rizy Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) June 7 th 2012 June 7 th , 2012 Smart Inverter (SI) Controls and Microgrid (MG) Interoperation Microgrid (MG) Interoperation Objectives * D l d SI l f l i l DECC Microgrid * Develop and test SI controls for multiple renewable/nonrenewable DER. * Develop MG controls and communication requirements for high penetration DER. * I l t MG t DECC L b Technical Scope * Implement MG at DECC Lab. * Transfer technology to industry. Life-cycle Funding Summary ($K) Prior to FY12 FY13 Out- Technical Scope * Develop advanced smart inverter control consisting of local droop (P-f, Q-V) control integrated with secondary closed

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Direct power control of grid connected PV systems with three level NPC inverter  

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This paper presents the control of a three-level Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) voltage source inverter for grid connected photovoltaic (PV) systems. The control method used is the Extended Direct Power Control (EDPC), which is a generic approach for Direct Power Control (DPC) of multilevel inverters based on geometrical considerations. Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithms, that allow maximal power conversion into the grid, have been included. These methods are capable of extracting maximum power from each of the independent PV arrays connected to each DC link voltage level. The first one is a conventional MPPT which outputs DC link voltage references to EDPC. The second one is based on DPC concept. This new MPPT outputs power increment references to EDPC, thus avoiding the use of a DC link voltage regulator. The whole control system has been tested on a three-level NPC voltage source inverter connected to the grid and results confirm the validity of the method. (author)

Alonso-Martinez, Jaime; Eloy-Garcia, Joaquin; Arnaltes, Santiago [Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University Carlos III of Madrid, Avda. Universidad 30, 28911 Leganes, Madrid (Spain)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

445

Inverted GaInP/(In)GaAs/InGaAs Triple-Junction Solar Cells with Low-Stress Metamorphic Bottom Junctions: Preprint  

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We demonstrate high efficiency performance in two ultra-thin, Ge-free III-V semiconductor triple-junction solar cell device designs grown in an inverted configuration. Low-stress metamorphic junctions were engineered to achieve excellent photovoltaic performance with less than 3 x 106 cm-2 threading dislocations. The first design with band gaps of 1.83/1.40/1.00 eV, containing a single metamorphic junction, achieved 33.8% and 39.2% efficiencies under the standard one-sun global spectrum and concentrated direct spectrum at 131 suns, respectively. The second design with band gaps of 1.83/1.34/0.89 eV, containing two metamorphic junctions achieved 33.2% and 40.1% efficiencies under the standard one-sun global spectrum and concentrated direct spectrum at 143 suns, respectively.

Geisz, J. F.; Kurtz, S. R.; Wanlass, M. W.; Ward, J. S.; Duda, A.; Friedman, D. J.; Olson, J. M.; McMahon, W. E.; Moriarty, T. E.; Kiehl, J. T.; Romero, M. J.; Norman, A. G.; Jones, K. M.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for...  

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

Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation 2009 DOE Hydrogen...

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Modeling and Control System Design for an Integrated Solar Generation and Energy Storage System with a Ride-Through Capability: Preprint  

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This paper presents a generic approach for PV panel modeling. Data for this modeling can be easily obtained from manufacturer datasheet, which provides a convenient way for the researchers and engineers to investigate the PV integration issues. A two-stage power conversion system (PCS) is adopted in this paper for the PV generation system and a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) can be connected to the dc-link through a bi-directional dc/dc converter. In this way, the BESS can provide some ancillary services which may be required in the high penetration PV generation scenario. In this paper, the fault ride-through (FRT) capability is specifically focused. The integrated BESS and PV generation system together with the associated control systems is modeled in PSCAD and Matlab platforms and the effectiveness of the controller is validated by the simulation results.

Wang, X.; Yue, M.; Muljadi, E.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of signal performance enhancements achieved through innovative pixel design across several generations of indirect detection, active matrix, flat-panel arrays  

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Active matrix flat-panel imager (AMFPI) technology is being employed for an increasing variety of imaging applications. An important element in the adoption of this technology has been significant ongoing improvements in optical signal collection achieved through innovations in indirect detection array pixel design. Such improvements have a particularly beneficial effect on performance in applications involving low exposures and/or high spatial frequencies, where detective quantum efficiency is strongly reduced due to the relatively high level of additive electronic noise compared to signal levels of AMFPI devices. In this article, an examination of various signal properties, as determined through measurements and calculations related to novel array designs, is reported in the context of the evolution of AMFPI pixel design. For these studies, dark, optical, and radiation signal measurements were performed on prototype imagers incorporating a variety of increasingly sophisticated array designs, with pixel pitches ranging from 75 to 127 {mu}m. For each design, detailed measurements of fundamental pixel-level properties conducted under radiographic and fluoroscopic operating conditions are reported and the results are compared. A series of 127 {mu}m pitch arrays employing discrete photodiodes culminated in a novel design providing an optical fill factor of {approx}80% (thereby assuring improved x-ray sensitivity), and demonstrating low dark current, very low charge trapping and charge release, and a large range of linear signal response. In two of the designs having 75 and 90 {mu}m pitches, a novel continuous photodiode structure was found to provide fill factors that approach the theoretical maximum of 100%. Both sets of novel designs achieved large fill factors by employing architectures in which some, or all of the photodiode structure was elevated above the plane of the pixel addressing transistor. Generally, enhancement of the fill factor in either discrete or continuous photodiode arrays was observed to result in no degradation in MTF due to charge sharing between pixels. While the continuous designs exhibited relatively high levels of charge trapping and release, as well as shorter ranges of linearity, it is possible that these behaviors can be addressed through further refinements to pixel design. Both the continuous and the most recent discrete photodiode designs accommodate more sophisticated pixel circuitry than is present on conventional AMFPIs - such as a pixel clamp circuit, which is demonstrated to limit signal saturation under conditions corresponding to high exposures. It is anticipated that photodiode structures such as the ones reported in this study will enable the development of even more complex pixel circuitry, such as pixel-level amplifiers, that will lead to further significant improvements in imager performance.

Antonuk, Larry E.; Zhao Qihua; El-Mohri, Youcef; Du Hong; Wang Yi; Street, Robert A.; Ho, Jackson; Weisfield, Richard; Yao, William [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States); dpiX, 3406 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Clutter suppression and classification using twin inverted pulse sonar (TWIPS)  

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...for example, by ship wakes, breaking...tension and vapour effects, in the absence...generate a TWIPS effect in a broad distribution...seabed through a ship wake, and to provide...modeling bubbles in ship wakes, and their effect on acoustic propagationIn...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Droop based control of parallel-connected single-phase inverters in D-Q rotating frame  

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In this paper, control of parallel single-phase inverters in Direct-Quadrature(DQ) rotating frame based on droop method is proposed. For each inverter, a secondary orthogonal imaginary circuit is created to provide the second phase required for the transformation; ...

Saeed Golestan; Mahmood Joorabian; Hasan Rastegar; Arman Roshan; Josep M. Guerrero

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Improved Fault-Tolerant Control Scheme for PWM Inverter-Fed Induction Motor-Based EVs  

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and simulations on an electric vehicle are carried-out using a European urban driving cycle to show for such systems. In particular, voltage source inverters are a key component of these electric motor drive systems of an electric vehicle on the variable-speed ac drives and particularly on the power inverter is rapidly

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Inductorless DC-AC Cascaded H-bridge Multilevel Boost Inverter for Electric/Hybrid Electric Vehicle  

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Inductorless DC-AC Cascaded H-bridge Multilevel Boost Inverter for Electric/Hybrid Electric Vehicle University Boise, ID 83725, USA Abstract-This paper presents an inductorless cascaded H- bridge multilevel a bulky inductor. An inductorless cascaded H-bridge multilevel boost inverter for EV and HEV applications

Tolbert, Leon M.

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IEEE POWER ELECTRONICS LETTERS, VOL. 2, NO. 2, JUNE 2004 51 Digital Phase Control for Resonant Inverters  

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. In this letter, we present and verify a new concept for direct digital phase control of resonant invertersIEEE POWER ELECTRONICS LETTERS, VOL. 2, NO. 2, JUNE 2004 51 Digital Phase Control for Resonant Inverters Yan Yin, Student Member, IEEE, and Regan Zane, Member, IEEE Abstract--This letter presents

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Obstacle detection and mapping in low-cost, low-power multi-robot systems using an Inverted  

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Obstacle detection and mapping in low-cost, low-power multi-robot systems using an Inverted with constrained memory capacity and processing power, and is called the Inverted Particle Filter. This method has circuits. An important benefit of this is reduced power consumption opening for new battery-powered

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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WPET '98, Dearborn, Michigan, October 22-23, 1998, pp. 79-84. Multilevel Inverters for Electric Vehicle Applications  

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of these multilevel inverters for this new niche. I. BACKGROUND The development of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles will offer many new opportunities and challenges to the power electronics industry, especially inverters to meet the high power demands (>250 kW) required of them. Development of electric drive trains

Tolbert, Leon M.

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1. Generation 1 1. Generation  

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1. Generation 1 _________________________________________________________________________ 1. Generation Sound and vibrations or, in more general terms, oscillations of matter (solids or fluids) are generated in many different dynamic processes. The basic mechanisms which underlie these oscillations

Berlin,Technische Universität

457

A new microturbine-based dispersed generation scheme  

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Almost all of the commercial microturbine-based dispersed generation systems today are composed of a high-speed permanent-magnet alternator and a diode rectifier-PWM inverter pair. A dispersed generation scheme ?? made up of a microturbine, an induction generator, and a diode rectifier-PWM inverter pair ?? is introduced in this paper. A complete model for the self-excited squirrel-cage induction generator is developed and used to study the steady-state and transient behaviours of the overall system. The power delivered to the grid is controlled by an injected current control loop. The input/output power balance is maintained by regulating the DC-bus voltage using a new method based on the torque control of microturbine. Analysis shows that the Simulink simulation results of induction generator is a viable substitute for permanent magnet alternator in microturbine-based dispersed generation systems due to its low cost, low maintenance, rugged structure, and slack between rotor speed and terminal frequency, which isolates the transients of the grid from the generator system when the DC-bus capacitor size is reduced. Both schemes have been simulated and the simulation results are presented to compare the proposed scheme based on induction generator with the present microturbine-based dispersed generation scheme based on synchronous machine.

Afshin Majd; Mehrdad Kazerani

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced, High-Reliability, System-Integrated 500kW PV Inverter Development: Final Subcontract Report, 29 September 2005 - 31 May 2008  

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Xantrex Technology accomplished subcontract goals of reducing parts cost, weight, and size of its 500-kW inverter by 25% compared to state-of-the-art PV inverters, while extending reliability by 25%.

West, R.

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Math Minute 2.1 What Can You Learn from a Dot Plot? 1. Suppose that two sequences are identical except that a segment is inverted in one  

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except that a segment is inverted in one sequence, relative to the other. Explain how such an inversion

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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Inverted Index Support for Numeric Search Marcus Fontoura Ronny Lempel Runping Qi  

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. Product and shopping search applications such as Froogle1 and Yahoo! Shopping2 allow users, while enteringInverted Index Support for Numeric Search Marcus Fontoura Ronny Lempel Runping Qi Jason Zien IBM@yahoo-inc.com jasonz@alumni.cse.ucsc.edu September 12, 2005 Abstract Today's search engines are increasingly required

Fontoura, Marcus F.

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A major radio outburst in III Zw 2 with an extremely inverted, millimeterpeaked spectrum  

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A major radio outburst in III Zw 2 with an extremely inverted, millimeter­peaked spectrum Heino ABSTRACT III Zw 2 is a spiral galaxy with an optical spectrum and faint extended radio structure typical­band radio spectrum between 1.4 and 666 GHz shows a textbook­like synchrotron spectrum peaking at 43 GHz

Falcke, Heino

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p Channel thin lm transistor and complementary metaloxidesilicon inverter made of microcrystalline silicon  

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p Channel thin ®lm transistor and complementary metal±oxide±silicon inverter made ®lm transistor (TFT) made of directly deposited microcrystalline silicon (lc-Si). The lc-Si channel°C. By integrating this p TFT on a single lc-Si ®lm with an n channel TFT, we fabricated

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A 7-Level Single DC Source Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Inverters Control  

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vehicles or hybrid electric vehicles where each phase of the inverter can be implemented using only HE electric vehicles (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) currently seem to constitute, the motor drive, comprising the electric motor, the power converter, and the electronic controller

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Independent Control of Two Induction Motors Fed by a Five Legs PWM Inverter for Electric Vehicles  

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Independent Control of Two Induction Motors Fed by a Five Legs PWM Inverter for Electric Vehicles B. NOMENCLATURE EV = Electric vehicle; IM = Induction motor; IFOC = Indirect field oriented control; PWM= Pulse force; Fcr = Climbing and downgrade resistance force; Pv = Vehicle driving power; J = Total inertia

Boyer, Edmond

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Effects of Silicon Carbide (SiC) Power Devices on HEV PWM Inverter Losses*  

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Effects of Silicon Carbide (SiC) Power Devices on HEV PWM Inverter Losses* Burak Ozpineci1,3 burak and Education Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117 Abstract-The emergence of silicon carbide- (SiC-) based power, silicon carbide (SiC) with its superior properties compared with Si, is a good candidate to be used

Tolbert, Leon M.

466

Inverted-UShaped Dopamine Actions on Human Working Memory and Cognitive Control  

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Cools and Mark D'Esposito Brain dopamine (DA) has long been implicated in cognitive control processesREVIEW Inverted-U­Shaped Dopamine Actions on Human Working Memory and Cognitive Control Roshan, cognitive control is a multifactorial phenomenon, requiring a dynamic balance between cognitive stability

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An Inverted-Pile Incinerator for Waste Disposal and Energy Production  

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Inverted-pile burning of waste wood, in which new fuel is added to the bottom of the burning pile, is efficient, smokeless, and low...x and N0x...emissions. A coincinerator/cogenerator based on this principle is ...

Jay Z. James

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INVERTED ECHO SOUNDER DEVELOPMENT G. F. Chaplin and D. Randolph Watts  

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INVERTED ECHO SOUNDER DEVELOPMENT G. F. Chaplin and D. Randolph Watts Graduate School thermocline. Watts (1975), in discussing IES data from MODE I, showed that changes in dynamic height can evolving since its initial development. The first multi- instrument deployment was in MODE I (Watts

Rhode Island, University of

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Entropy, Invertibility and Variational Calculus of the Adapted Shifts on Wiener space  

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In this work we study the necessary and sufficient conditions for a positive random variable whose expectation under the Wiener measure is one, to be represented as the Radon-Nikodym derivative of the image of the Wiener measure under an adapted perturbation of identity with the help of the associated innovation process. We prove that the innovation conjecture holds if and only if the original process is almost surely invertible. We also give variational characterizations of the invertibility of the perturbations of identity and the representability of a positive random variable whose total mass is equal to unity. We prove in particular that an adapted perturbation of identity $U=I_W+u$ satisfying the Girsanov theorem, is invertible if and only if the kinetic energy of $u$ is equal to the entropy of the measure induced with the action of $U$ on the Wiener measure $\\mu$, in other words $U$ is invertible iff $$ \\half \\int_W|u|_H^2d\\mu=\\int_W \\frac{dU\\mu}{d\\mu}\\log\\frac{dU\\mu}{d\\mu}d\\mu >. $$ otherwise the l.h.s. is always strictly greater than the r.h.s. The relations with the Monge-Kantorovitch measure transportation are also studied. An application of these results to a variational problem related to large deviations is also given.

Ali Sleyman stnel

2009-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Invertible Mappings of Nonlinear PDEs to Linear PDEs Through Admitted Conservation Laws  

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An algorithmic method using conservation law multipliers is introduced that yields necessary and sufficient conditions to find invertible mappings of a given nonlinear PDE to some linear PDE and to construct such a mapping when it exists. Previous methods yielded such conditions from admitted point or contact symmetries of the nonlinear PDE. Through examples, these two linearization approaches are contrasted.

Stephen C. Anco; George Bluman; Thomas Wolf

2008-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

471

On the invertibility of the XOR rotations of a binary word  

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We prove the following result regarding operations on a binary word whose length is a power of two: computing the exclusive-or of a number of rotated versions of the word is an invertible (one-to-one) operation if and only ...

Rivest, Ronald L.

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Radar and Lightning Observations of Normal and Inverted Polarity Multicellular Storms from STEPS  

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, as well as extraordinary total flash rates as high as 500 min 1 . The National Lightning Detection NetworkRadar and Lightning Observations of Normal and Inverted Polarity Multicellular Storms from STEPS received 11 July 2006, in final form 15 February 2007) ABSTRACT This study discusses radar and lightning

Rutledge, Steven

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Fundamental Frequency Switching Control of Seven-Level Hybrid Cascaded H-bridge Multilevel Inverter  

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This paper presents a cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter that can be implemented using only a single dc power source and capacitors. Standard cascaded multilevel inverters require n dc sources for 2n + 1 levels. Without requiring transformers, the scheme proposed here allows the use of a single dc power source (e.g., a battery or a fuel cell stack) with the remaining n-1 dc sources being capacitors, which is referred to as hybrid cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter (HCMLI) in this paper. It is shown that the inverter can simultaneously maintain the dc voltage level of the capacitors and choose a fundamental frequency switching pattern to produce a nearly sinusoidal output. HCMLI using only a single dc source for each phase is promising for high-power motor drive applications as it significantly decreases the number of required dc power supplies, provides high-quality output power due to its high number of output levels, and results in high conversion efficiency and low thermal stress as it uses a fundamental frequency switching scheme. This paper mainly discusses control of seven-level HCMLI with fundamental frequency switching control and how its modulation index range can be extended using triplen harmonic compensation.

Du, Zhong [ORNL; Chiasson, John N [ORNL; Ozpineci, Burak [ORNL; Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract-A hybrid cascaded multilevel inverter application for renewable energy resources including a reconfiguration  

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be achieved by using the microgrid concept as discussed in [2]. Data center or telecommunication buildings an alternative topology of hybrid cascaded multilevel inverter applied to a low voltage dc microgrid, micro-turbine, wind turbine and fuel cell put forward many promising applications with high efficiency

Tolbert, Leon M.

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Inverted repeats in the promoter as an autoregulatory sequence for TcrX in Mycobacterium tuberculosis  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The regulatory sequences recognized by TcrX have been identified. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The regulatory region comprises of inverted repeats segregated by 30 bp region. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The mode of binding of TcrX with regulatory sequence is unique. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In silico TcrX-DNA docked model binds one of the inverted repeats. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Both phosphorylated and unphosphorylated TcrX binds regulatory sequence in vitro. -- Abstract: TcrY, a histidine kinase, and TcrX, a response regulator, constitute a two-component system in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. tcrX, which is expressed during iron scarcity, is instrumental in the survival of iron-dependent M. tuberculosis. However, the regulator of tcrX/Y has not been fully characterized. Crosslinking studies of TcrX reveal that it can form oligomers in vitro. Electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSAs) show that TcrX recognizes two regions in the promoter that are comprised of inverted repeats separated by {approx}30 bp. The dimeric in silico model of TcrX predicts binding to one of these inverted repeat regions. Site-directed mutagenesis and radioactive phosphorylation indicate that D54 of TcrX is phosphorylated by H256 of TcrY. However, phosphorylated and unphosphorylated TcrX bind the regulatory sequence with equal efficiency, which was shown with an EMSA using the D54A TcrX mutant.

Bhattacharya, Monolekha [Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 (India)] [Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 (India); Das, Amit Kumar, E-mail: amitk@hijli.iitkgp.ernet.in [Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 (India)

2011-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Effects on Inverted Pendulum Thrust Stands for Steady-state High-power Plasma Thrusters  

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Thermal Effects on Inverted Pendulum Thrust Stands for Steady-state High-power Plasma Thrusters A and Aerospace Engineering Department Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 AIAA-2003-4842§ July 22, 2003 Abstract Thermal effects on direct measurements of the thrust produced by steady-state, high-power

Choueiri, Edgar

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Comparative Study of Power Factor Correction Converters For Single Phase Half-Bridge Inverters  

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, telecommunication systems and medical equipment to overcome disruptions in utility power such as outage, voltage sag are extremely sensitive to cost. On-line systems are preferred where a highly reliable un- interruptible powerComparative Study of Power Factor Correction Converters For Single Phase Half-Bridge Inverters Gui

Tolbert, Leon M.

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Covariance and sensitivity data generation at ORNL  

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......parameter covariance generation. In this paper...retroactive covariance generation approach for the gadolinium...COVARIANCE DATA GENERATION IN SAMMY Over the...quality of the basic nuclear data. Thermal reactor designs and applications......

L. C. Leal; H. Derrien; N. M. Larson; A. Alpan

2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of anti-islanding techniques in distributed generators  

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In this paper a revision about different techniques for islanding detection in distributed generators is presented. On one hand, remote techniques, not integrated in the distributed generators, are discussed. On the other hand, local techniques, integrated in the distributed generator, are described. Furthermore, it is discussed how the local techniques are divided into passive techniques, based on exclusively monitoring some electrical parameters, and active techniques, which intentionally introduce disturbances at the output of the inverter, in order to determine if some parameters are affected.

D. Velasco; C.L. Trujillo; G. Garcer; E. Figueres

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduced-size Microstrip Four-Pole Bandpass Filter Using Two-layer Structure with Quarter-Wavelength Resonators and Open Stub Inverters  

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-Wavelength Resonators and Open Stub Inverters Azzeddine Djaiz and Tayeb A. Denidni and Halim Boutayeb INRS-layer structure with quarter-wavelength resonators and open stub inverters is proposed. The coupling between the layers. The open stub inverters are used in order to increase the selectivity of the filter and to avoid

Boyer, Edmond

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The Fabrication of an Inverter using Rubrene Single Crystal Organic Transistors C. Corbet, Y. Matsuoka, K. Watanabe, P.I. Yoshihiro Iwasa  

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The Fabrication of an Inverter using Rubrene Single Crystal Organic Transistors C. Corbet, Y single crystal devices. The purpose of this project is to fabricate an inverter device using organic by a physical vapor transport method with a nitrogen flow. Inverter devices were fabricated by laminating thus

Mellor-Crummey, John

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 19, NO. 2, MARCH 2004 363 A Passive Soft-Switching Snubber for PWM Inverters  

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-Switching Snubber for PWM Inverters Fang Z. Peng, Senior Member, IEEE, Gui-Jia Su, Senior Member, IEEE, and Leon M for pulse-width modulation (PWM) inverters to achieve soft-switching purposes without significant cost for each switching device in an inverter to provide low dv/dt and low switching losses to the device

Tolbert, Leon M.

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SiC Vertical JFET Pure Diode-Less Inverter Leg Rmy Ouaida1,2, Xavier Fonteneau1, Fabien Dubois1, Dominique Bergogne1, Florent Morel1  

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SiC Vertical JFET Pure Diode-Less Inverter Leg Rémy Ouaida1,2, Xavier Fonteneau1, Fabien Dubois1 in an inverter leg without any internal or external diode. The JFET is characterized to show the reverse conduction capability while the gate-to-source voltage is lower than the threshold voltage. An inverter leg

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Predicting Static Losses in an Inverter-Leg built with SiC Normally-Off JFETs and SiC diodes  

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Predicting Static Losses in an Inverter-Leg built with SiC Normally-Off JFETs and SiC diodes Xavier details the methodology of a method to calculate static losses in an inverter leg built with SiC Normally model with a constant current. The proposed method is applied to a three phase inverter to evaluate

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Conditions for Capacitor Voltage Regulation in a Five-Level Cascade Multilevel Inverter: Application to Voltage-Boost in a PM Drive  

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Conditions for Capacitor Voltage Regulation in a Five-Level Cascade Multilevel Inverter Abstract-- A cascade multilevel inverter is a power electronic device built to synthesize a desired AC voltage from several levels of DC voltages. Such inverters have been the subject of research in the last

Tolbert, Leon M.

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, VOL. 35, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 19991098 Novel Multilevel Inverter Carrier-Based PWM Method  

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Multilevel Inverter Carrier-Based PWM Method Leon M. Tolbert, Senior Member, IEEE, and Thomas G. Habetler, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract The advent of the transformerless multilevel inverter topology has brought devices in each of the multiple voltage levels in the inverter. An analysis of how existing multilevel

Tolbert, Leon M.

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A A L B O R G U N I V E R S I T Y State of the Art Analysis for the `SolcelleInverter' project  

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electronic inverter that converts light into electrical alternating (AC) power when it is connected-of-the-Art (SOTA / SOA), Grid-tied Inverter, Single-Phase, Standards, Maximum Power Point Tracking, Islanding Analysis of Possible Solutions for Inverter W.4 Development And Simulation of New Topologies W.5 Selection

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Extended Constant Power Speed Range of the Brushless DC Motor Through Dual Mode Inverter Control  

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The trapezoidal back electromotive force (emf) brushless direct current (dc) motor (BDCM) with surface-mounted magnets has high-power density and efficiency especially when rare-earth magnet materials are used. Traction applications, such as electric vehicles, could benefit significantly from the use of such motors. Unfortunately, a practical means for driving the motor over a constant power speed ratio (CPSR) of 5:1 or more has not yet been developed. A key feature of these motors is that they have low internal inductance. The phase advance method is effective in controlling the motor power over such a speed range, but the current at high speed may be several times greater than that required at the base speed. The increase in current during high-speed operation is due to the low motor inductance and the action of the bypass diodes of the inverter. The use of such a control would require increased current rating of the inverter semiconductors and additional cooling for the inverter, where the conduction losses increase proportionally with current, and especially for the motor, where the losses increase with the square of the current. The high current problems of phase advance can be mitigated by adding series inductance; however, this reduces power density, requires significant increase in supply voltage, and leaves the CPSR performance of the system highly sensitive to variations in the available voltage. A new inverter topology and control scheme has been developed that can drive low-inductance BDCMs over the CPSR that would be required in electric vehicle applications. This new controller is called the dual-mode inverter control (DMIC). It is shown that the BDCM has an infinite CPSR when it is driven by the DMIC.

Lawler, J.S.

2000-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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ePOWER Seminar AC solar cells: A new breed of PV power generation  

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ePOWER Seminar AC solar cells: A new breed of PV power generation Professor Faisal Khan Assistant dc output which needs to be processed and inverted for ac applications. Using a modern manufacturing facility, PV panels could be mass produced without any apparent issues. Unfortunately, power converters

Abolmaesumi, Purang

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Optimization of Solar Cell Design for Use with GreenVolts CPV System: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-00281  

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GreenVolts, a Bay area start-up, was developing a CPV system that was based on a unique reflective optical design. They were interested in adapting the inverted GaInP/GaAs/GaInAs cell structure designed at NREL for use in their system. The purpose of this project was to optimize the inverted GaInP/GaAs/GaInAs cell for operation in the GreenVolts optical system.

Ward, S.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation  

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Untapped Value of Backup Generation Untapped Value of Backup Generation While new guidelines and regulations such as IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 1547 have come a long way in addressing interconnection standards for distributed generation, utilities have largely overlooked the untapped potential of these resources. Under certain conditions, these units (primarily backup generators) represent a significant source of power that can deliver utility services at lower costs than traditional centralized solutions. These backup generators exist today in large numbers and provide utilities with another option to reduce peak load, relieve transmission congestion, and improve power reliability. Backup generation is widely deployed across the United States. Carnegie Mellon's Electricity

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Fuel Cell Power Model Version 2: Startup Guide, System Designs, and Case Studies. Modeling Electricity, Heat, and Hydrogen Generation from Fuel Cell-Based Distributed Energy Systems  

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This guide helps users get started with the U.S. Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory Fuel Cell Power (FCPower) Model Version 2, which is a Microsoft Excel workbook that analyzes the technical and economic aspects of high-temperature fuel cell-based distributed energy systems with the aim of providing consistent, transparent, comparable results. This type of energy system would provide onsite-generated heat and electricity to large end users such as hospitals and office complexes. The hydrogen produced could be used for fueling vehicles or stored for later conversion to electricity.

Steward, D.; Penev, M.; Saur, G.; Becker, W.; Zuboy, J.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Successful Alternatives to Conventional Cement Designs in the Williston Basin  

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Since mid-1981, 36 wells have been cemented in the Williston Basin with a cementing system diametrically opposed to conventional cementing designs used for bonding across massive salt members. Since implementation, along with the use of relaxed invert emulsion oil mud, not one casing problem has arisen in the wells where these systems were used.

Bryant, G.A.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Five-Level Cascade Multilevel Inverter Three-Phase Motor Drive Using a Single DC Source  

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A method is presented showing that a 5-level cascade multilevel inverter for a three-phase permanent magnet sychronous motor drive can be implemented using only a single DC link to supply a standard 3-leg inverter along with three full H-bridges supplied by capacitors. It is shown that the capacitor voltages can be regulated while achieving an output voltage waveform that is 20% greater than that obained using the standard 3-leg inverter alone. Finally conditions are given in terms of the power factor and modulation index that determine when the capacitor voltage can regulated.

Chiasson, J. N. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Generation Planning (pbl/generation)  

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Generation Hydro Power Wind Power Monthly GSP BPA White Book Dry Year Tools Firstgov Generation Planning Thumbnail image of BPA White Book BPA White Book (1998 - 2011) Draft Dry...

496

Unitized Design for Home Refueling Appliance for Hydrogen Generation to 5,000 psi - DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program FY 2012 Annual Progress Report  

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2 2 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program FY 2012 Annual Progress Report Timothy Norman (Primary Contact), Monjid Hamdan Giner, Inc. (formerly Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC) 89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466 Phone: (781) 529-0556 Email: tnorman@ginerinc.com DOE Manager HQ: Eric L. Miller Phone: (202) 287-5829 Email: Eric.Miller@hq.doe.gov Contract Number: DE-SC0001486 Project Start Date: August 15, 2010 Project End Date: August 14, 2012 Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Objectives Detail design and demonstrate subsystems for a unitized * electrolyzer system for residential refueling at 5,000 psi to meet DOE targets for a home refueling appliance (HRA) Fabricate and demonstrate unitized 5,000 psi system * Identify and team with commercialization partner(s) * Technical Barriers

497

Shaft generator transmissions  

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Economical on-board power can be generated from two-stroke, low-speed engines by installing a multistage hollow-shaft gearbox on the propeller intermediate shaft to drive the generator. Gearbox manufacturer Asug, based in Dessau, Germany, has designed units specifically for this purpose. The Asug shaft generator drive concept for generator drives at the front end of the engine is designed to reduce installation costs and uses an integrated engine-gearbox foundation. The complete propulsion system, consisting of the diesel engine, gear with coupling and generator, can be completely or partially preassembled outside the ship`s engine room to reduce onboard assembly time. A separate foundation for this arrangement is not necessary. The company offers a full range of gearboxes to generate power from 500 kW up to 5000 kW. Gearboxes driven from the forward engine end often incorporate an additional gear stage to gain energy from an exhaust turbine. This arrangement feeds part of the exhaust energy back into the system to increase efficiency. Latest installations of Asug shaft generator gears are in container ships and cargo/container ships built in Turkey and China.

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1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Wind power generating system  

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Normally feathered propeller blades of a wind power generating system unfeather in response to the actuation of a power cylinder that responds to actuating signals. Once operational, the propellers generate power over a large range of wind velocities. A maximum power generation design point signals a feather response of the propellers so that once the design point is reached no increase in power results, but the system still generates power. At wind speeds below this maximum point, propeller speed and power output optimize to preset values. The propellers drive a positive displacement pump that in turn drives a positive displacement motor of the swash plate type. The displacement of the motor varies depending on the load on the system, with increasing displacement resulting in increasing propeller speeds, and the converse. In the event of dangerous but not clandestine problems developing in the system, a control circuit dumps hydraulic pressure from the unfeathering cylinder resulting in a predetermined, lower operating pressure produced by the pump. In the event that a problem of potentially cladestine consequence arises, the propeller unfeathering cylinder immediately unloads. Upon startup, a bypass around the motor is blocked, applying a pressure across the motor. The motor drives the generator until the generator reaches a predetermined speed whereupon the generator is placed in circuit with a utility grid and permitted to motor up to synchronous speed.

Schachle, Ch.; Schachle, E. C.; Schachle, J. R.; Schachle, P. J.

1985-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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A Five-Leg Inverter for Driving a Traction Motor and a Compressor Motor  

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This paper presents an integrated inverter for speed control of a traction motor and a compressor motor to reduce the compressor drive cost in EV/HEV applications. The inverter comprises five phase-legs; three of which are for control of a three-phase traction motor and the remaining two for a two-phase compressor motor with three terminals. The common terminal of the two-phase motor is tied to the neutral point of the three-phase traction motor to eliminate the requirement of a third phase leg. Further cost savings are made possible by sharing the switching devices, dc bus filter capacitors, gate drive power supplies, and control circuit. Simulation and experimental results are included to verify that speed control of the two motors is independent from each other.

Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL; Hsu, John S [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid electrohydrodynamic atomization of nanostructured silver top contact for inverted organic solar cells  

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Abstract The present study is demonstrating the deposition of solution based nanostructured silver top electrode for inverted organic solar cells. The deposition of silver nanoparticles through hybrid electrohydrodynamic atomization (Hybrid-EHDA) is discussed in detail. The film thicknesses were varied with respect to spray times. The interface between the metal electrode and organic film was investigated using a focused ion beam analyzer. The sheet resistance of nanostructured silver film was reduced by increasing the film thickness. The lowest sheet resistance of silver film is ~0.07?/sq with a film thickness of 2.6m. The power conversion efficiency of fabricated devices was found to be influenced by the sheet resistance of silver film. The maximum power conversion efficiency (~2.44%) was observed at 0.07?/sq. Our results demonstrate that the Hybrid-EHDA will play a promising role in the fabrication of inverted organic solar cells using a solution based top electrode.

Junwoo Kim; Navaneethan Duraisamy; Taik-Min Lee; Inyoung Kim; Kyung-Hyun Choi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z