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  1. 4178 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, VOL. 60, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2012 An Inkjet-Printed Solar-Powered Wireless Beacon

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    --Active antennas, energy harvesting, flexible elec- tronics, harmonic balance, inkjet printing, solar antenna4178 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, VOL. 60, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2012 An Inkjet, wireless beacon, wireless energy transfer, wireless identification. I. INTRODUCTION THE combination

  2. 406 IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, VOL. 23, NO. 8, AUGUST 2013 A Novel Frequency-Selective Power

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    Bornemann, Jens

    406 IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, VOL. 23, NO. 8, AUGUST 2013 A Novel Frequency.rosenberg@ieee.org). M. Salehi is with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, B. Bornemann is with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engi- neering, University of Victoria, B

  3. 684 IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, VOL. 16, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2006 A 20 dBm Linear RF Power Amplifier Using

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    Asbeck, Peter M.

    that the impedance transformation ratio from 50 becomes too high for output powers beyond 100 mW. The resulting power/high voltage PAs were presented using directly stacked FETs without transformers in [6684 IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, VOL. 16, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2006 A 20 dBm Linear

  4. 422 IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, VOL. 19, NO. 6, JUNE 2009 Instantaneous Microwave Frequency Measurement

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    Yao, Jianping

    . I. INTRODUCTION MICROWAVE receiver for radar and other electronic warfare applications require of Information and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China (e-mail: chihao@zju.edu.cn). J. Yao is with the Department of Information and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University

  5. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 10, NO. 7, JULY 2011 2135 Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in

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    Yang, Eui-Hyeok

    sensing in the presence of PUEA. Index Terms--Cognitive radio, cooperative spectrum sensing, primary user "cognitive radio" (CR), which allows unlicensed users to access the licensed frequency bands without of the wireless system is dramatically improved. Cognitive radio generally includes four basic elements: spectrum

  6. Intrusion detection and monitoring for wireless networks.

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    Thomas, Eric D.; Van Randwyk, Jamie A.; Lee, Erik J.; Stephano, Amanda (Indiana University); Tabriz, Parisa (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Pelon, Kristen (Cedarville University); McCoy, Damon (University of Colorado, Boulder); Lodato, Mark (Lafayette College); Hemingway, Franklin (University of New Mexico); Custer, Ryan P.; Averin, Dimitry (Polytechnic University); Franklin, Jason (Carnegie Mellon University); Kilman, Dominique Marie

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless computer networks are increasing exponentially around the world. They are being implemented in both the unlicensed radio frequency (RF) spectrum (IEEE 802.11a/b/g) and the licensed spectrum (e.g., Firetide [1] and Motorola Canopy [2]). Wireless networks operating in the unlicensed spectrum are by far the most popular wireless computer networks in existence. The open (i.e., proprietary) nature of the IEEE 802.11 protocols and the availability of ''free'' RF spectrum have encouraged many producers of enterprise and common off-the-shelf (COTS) computer networking equipment to jump into the wireless arena. Competition between these companies has driven down the price of 802.11 wireless networking equipment and has improved user experiences with such equipment. The end result has been an increased adoption of the equipment by businesses and consumers, the establishment of the Wi-Fi Alliance [3], and widespread use of the Alliance's ''Wi-Fi'' moniker to describe these networks. Consumers use 802.11 equipment at home to reduce the burden of running wires in existing construction, facilitate the sharing of broadband Internet services with roommates or neighbors, and increase their range of ''connectedness''. Private businesses and government entities (at all levels) are deploying wireless networks to reduce wiring costs, increase employee mobility, enable non-employees to access the Internet, and create an added revenue stream to their existing business models (coffee houses, airports, hotels, etc.). Municipalities (Philadelphia; San Francisco; Grand Haven, MI) are deploying wireless networks so they can bring broadband Internet access to places lacking such access; offer limited-speed broadband access to impoverished communities; offer broadband in places, such as marinas and state parks, that are passed over by traditional broadband providers; and provide themselves with higher quality, more complete network coverage for use by emergency responders and other municipal agencies. In short, these Wi-Fi networks are being deployed everywhere. Much thought has been and is being put into evaluating cost-benefit analyses of wired vs. wireless networks and issues such as how to effectively cover an office building or municipality, how to efficiently manage a large network of wireless access points (APs), and how to save money by replacing an Internet service provider (ISP) with 802.11 technology. In comparison, very little thought and money are being focused on wireless security and monitoring for security purposes.

  7. 208 IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, VOL. 11, NO. 5, MAY 2001 Novel Low-Cost Ultra-Wideband, Ultra-Short-Pulse

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    Arslan, Hüseyin

    -to-peak and a pulse repetition rate of 10 MHz. The measured pulses have good symmetry and low ringing level. Index Terms--Ground penetrating radar, MIC, pulse generator, transmitter, ultra-wideband radar. I. INTRODUCTION ULTRA-wideband (UWB), ultra-short pulses are very at- tractive for radar and wireless

  8. The impact of Wireless Sensor Networks on the society, industry and everyday life by is forecasted

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    Flener, Pierre

    , senso- rics, antennas, wireless communication, microwave technologies, energy harvesting, computer and generate energy, · make sensor networks self-configuring, robust and maintenance-free up to 10 years

  9. Scheduling Heterogeneous Wireless Systems for Efficient Spectrum Access

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    Bao, Lichun; Liao, Shenghui

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Radio approach for usage of the Virtual Unlicensed Spectrum (CORVUS) system exploits unoccupied licensed

  10. History of wireless power transmission

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    Brown, W.C. [Microwave Power Transmission Systems, Weston, MA (United States)] [Microwave Power Transmission Systems, Weston, MA (United States)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The history of wireless power transmission at microwave frequencies is reviewed with emphasis upon the time period starting with the post World War II efforts to use the new microwave technology developed during the war. A nationally televised demonstration of a microwave powered helicopter at the Spencer Laboratory of the Raytheon Co., in 1964 was the result of these early efforts and broadly introduced the concept of wireless power transmission to scientific and engineering communities and to the public. Subsequent development efforts centered on improving the efficiency of the interconversion of d.c. and microwave power at the ends of the system to reach a demonstrated overall d.c. to d.c. system efficiency of 54% in 1974. The response to the requirements of applications such as the Solar Power Satellite and high altitude microwave powered aircraft have changed the direction of technology development and greatly expanded the technology base. Recent and current efforts are centered on examining the use of higher frequencies than the baseline 2.45 GHz, and in reducing the system costs at 2.45 GHz. 26 refs., 14 figs.

  11. Wireless Josephson amplifier

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    Narla, A.; Sliwa, K. M.; Hatridge, M.; Shankar, S.; Frunzio, L.; Schoelkopf, R. J.; Devoret, M. H. [Department of Applied Physics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 (United States)

    2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Josephson junction parametric amplifiers are playing a crucial role in the readout chain in superconducting quantum information experiments. However, their integration with current 3D cavity implementations poses the problem of transitioning between waveguide, coax cables, and planar circuits. Moreover, Josephson amplifiers require auxiliary microwave components, like directional couplers and/or hybrids, that are sources of spurious losses and impedance mismatches that limit measurement efficiency and amplifier tunability. We have developed a wireless architecture for these parametric amplifiers that eliminates superfluous microwave components and interconnects. This greatly simplifies their assembly and integration into experiments. We present an experimental realization of such a device operating in the 9–11?GHz band with about 100?MHz of amplitude gain-bandwidth product, on par with devices mounted in conventional sample holders. The simpler impedance environment presented to the amplifier also results in increased amplifier tunability.

  12. Microwave detector

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    Meldner, Heiner W. (Moss Beach, CA); Cusson, Ronald Y. (Chapel Hill, NC); Johnson, Ray M. (San Ramon, CA)

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwave detector (10) is provided for measuring the envelope shape of a microwave pulse comprised of high-frequency oscillations. A biased ferrite (26, 28) produces a magnetization field flux that links a B-dot loop (16, 20). The magnetic field of the microwave pulse participates in the formation of the magnetization field flux. High-frequency insensitive means (18, 22) are provided for measuring electric voltage or current induced in the B-dot loop. The recorded output of the detector is proportional to the time derivative of the square of the envelope shape of the microwave pulse.

  13. Microwave detector

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    Meldner, H.W.; Cusson, R.Y.; Johnson, R.M.

    1985-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwave detector is provided for measuring the envelope shape of a microwave pulse comprised of high-frequency oscillations. A biased ferrite produces a magnetization field flux that links a B-dot loop. The magnetic field of the microwave pulse participates in the formation of the magnetization field flux. High-frequency insensitive means are provided for measuring electric voltage or current induced in the B-dot loop. The recorded output of the detector is proportional to the time derivative of the square of the envelope shape of the microwave pulse.

  14. Microwave generator

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    Kwan, T.J.T.; Snell, C.M.

    1987-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwave generator is provided for generating microwaves substantially from virtual cathode oscillation. Electrons are emitted from a cathode and accelerated to an anode which is spaced apart from the cathode. The anode has an annular slit there through effective to form the virtual cathode. The anode is at least one range thickness relative to electrons reflecting from the virtual cathode. A magnet is provided to produce an optimum magnetic field having the field strength effective to form an annular beam from the emitted electrons in substantial alignment with the annular anode slit. The magnetic field, however, does permit the reflected electrons to axially diverge from the annular beam. The reflected electrons are absorbed by the anode in returning to the real cathode, such that substantially no reflexing electrons occur. The resulting microwaves are produced with a single dominant mode and are substantially monochromatic relative to conventional virtual cathode microwave generators. 6 figs.

  15. Microwave furnace having microwave compatible dilatometer

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    Kimrey, Jr., Harold D. (Knoxville, TN); Janney, Mark A. (Knoxville, TN); Ferber, Mattison K. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for measuring and monitoring a change in the dimension of a sample being heated by microwave energy is described. The apparatus comprises a microwave heating device for heating a sample by microwave energy, a microwave compatible dilatometer for measuring and monitoring a change in the dimension of the sample being heated by microwave energy without leaking microwaves out of the microwave heating device, and a temperature determination device for measuring and monitoring the temperature of the sample being heated by microwave energy.

  16. Microwave furnace having microwave compatible dilatometer

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    Kimrey, H.D. Jr.; Janney, M.A.; Ferber, M.K.

    1992-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for measuring and monitoring a change in the dimension of a sample being heated by microwave energy is described. The apparatus comprises a microwave heating device for heating a sample by microwave energy, a microwave compatible dilatometer for measuring and monitoring a change in the dimension of the sample being heated by microwave energy without leaking microwaves out of the microwave heating device, and a temperature determination device for measuring and monitoring the temperature of the sample being heated by microwave energy. 2 figs.

  17. Published in IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation Received on 26th November 2012

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    for wireless power transfer and localisation, energy harvesting circuits and nanocarbon-based gasPublished in IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation Received on 26th November 2012 Revised on 16th for the development of microwave circuits and components. Inkjet- printing technology of conductive silver

  18. Applying an intelligent and automated emissions measurement system to characterize the RF environment for supporting wireless technologies

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    Keebler, P. F.; Phipps, K. O. [EPRI Solutions, 942 Corridor Park Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932 (United States)

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of wireless technologies in commercial and industrial facilities has grown significantly in the past several years. New applications of wireless technologies with increasing frequency and varying radiated power are being developed everyday. Wireless application specialists and end users have already identified several sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI) in these facilities. Interference has been reported between wireless devices and between these devices and other types of electronic equipment either using frequencies in the unlicensed wireless spectrum or equipment that may generate undesired man-made noise in this spectrum. Facilities that are not using the wireless band should verify the spectral quality of that band and the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) integrity of safety-related power and signal cables before installing wireless technologies. With the introduction of new wireless devices in the same electromagnetic space where analog and digital I and C systems and cables must co-exist, the ability of facility managers to manage their spectra will dictate the degree of interference between wireless devices and other electronic equipment. Because of the unknowns associated with interference with analog and digital I and C systems in the wireless band, nuclear power plants have been slow to introduce wireless technologies in plant areas. With the application of newly developed advanced radiated emissions measurement systems that can record, process, and analyze radiated and conducted emissions in a cost-effective manner, facility managers can more reliably characterize potential locations for wireless technologies, including potential coupling effects with safety-related power and signal cables, with increased confidence that the risks associated with creating an interference can be significantly reduced. This paper will present an effective philosophy already being used in other mission-critical applications for managing EMC, an overview of wireless emissions sources, the need for EMC characterization of power and signal cables with exposure to wireless devices, and an intelligent and automated emissions measurement system. Such a system can be used in nuclear power plants to determine the spectral quality of the wireless band, the EMC characterization of power and signal cables, and if wireless technologies can be collocated in plants while reducing the risk of interference with I and C systems. (authors)

  19. A SIMPLIFIED ANALYSIS FOR HIGH POWER MICROWAVE BANDPASS FILTER STRUCTURES

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    Yu, Ming

    and wireless diplexers. An exact analysis of the voltage/power distribution inside a filter involves the 3D is derived. This transformation is then used to relate the actual voltage distribution inside a transmissionA SIMPLIFIED ANALYSIS FOR HIGH POWER MICROWAVE BANDPASS FILTER STRUCTURES Apu Sivadas, Ming Yu

  20. This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES 1

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    -definition video and audio broadcasts to TV and smart phones. This paper presents a unique embedded wireless energy-harvesting and wireless transceivers. In this paper, we present a unique embedded wireless energy- harvesting prototype (E as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES 1 E

  1. Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications

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    Ulukus, Sennur

    perspective what should we care about for energy efficient design of cellular/conventional wireless networks

  2. Inkjet-Printed Nanotechnology-Enabled Zero-Power Wireless Sensor Nodes for Internet-of-Things (IoT) and

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    Interface for Sensing/Energy Harvesting/storing Nanowire Battery Multi-mode Wireless Interface for Comm. and Energy Harvesting .... .... Wireless Interface for Comm/Sensor/Power Nanowire Energy Harvest ElectronicT) and M2M Applications Manos M. Tentzeris Professor, IEEE Fellow and Distinguished Microwave Lecturer

  3. Wireless Urban Sensing Systems

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    enabled by personal wireless sensing devices introduces newpublic or personal servers, but also on mobile devices. For

  4. Lunar Wireless Power Transfer Feasibility Study

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    Sheldon Freid, et al.

    2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examines the feasibility of a multi-kilowatt wireless radio frequency (RF) power system to transfer power between lunar base facilities. Initial analyses, show that wireless power transfer (WPT) systems can be more efficient and less expensive than traditional wired approaches for certain lunar and terrestrial applications. The study includes evaluations of the fundamental limitations of lunar WPT systems, the interrelationships of possible operational parameters, and a baseline design approach for a notionial system that could be used in the near future to power remote facilities at a lunar base. Our notional system includes state-of-the-art photovoltaics (PVs), high-efficiency microwave transmitters, low-mass large-aperture high-power transmit antennas, high-efficiency large-area rectenna receiving arrays, and reconfigurable DC combining circuitry.

  5. Microwave Radiometer (MWR) Handbook

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    Morris, VR

    2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Microwave Radiometer (MWR) provides time-series measurements of column-integrated amounts of water vapor and liquid water. The instrument itself is essentially a sensitive microwave receiver. That is, it is tuned to measure the microwave emissions of the vapor and liquid water molecules in the atmosphere at specific frequencies.

  6. High brightness microwave lamp

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    Kirkpatrick, Douglas A.; Dolan, James T.; MacLennan, Donald A.; Turner, Brian P.; Simpson, James E.

    2003-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrodeless microwave discharge lamp includes a source of microwave energy, a microwave cavity, a structure configured to transmit the microwave energy from the source to the microwave cavity, a bulb disposed within the microwave cavity, the bulb including a discharge forming fill which emits light when excited by the microwave energy, and a reflector disposed within the microwave cavity, wherein the reflector defines a reflective cavity which encompasses the bulb within its volume and has an inside surface area which is sufficiently less than an inside surface area of the microwave cavity. A portion of the reflector may define a light emitting aperture which extends from a position closely spaced to the bulb to a light transmissive end of the microwave cavity. Preferably, at least a portion of the reflector is spaced from a wall of the microwave cavity. The lamp may be substantially sealed from environmental contamination. The cavity may include a dielectric material is a sufficient amount to require a reduction in the size of the cavity to support the desired resonant mode.

  7. Microwave hemorrhagic stroke detector

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    Haddad, Waleed S. (Dublin, CA); Trebes, James E. (Livermore, CA)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The microwave hemorrhagic stroke detector includes a low power pulsed microwave transmitter with a broad-band antenna for producing a directional beam of microwaves, an index of refraction matching cap placed over the patients head, and an array of broad-band microwave receivers with collection antennae. The system of microwave transmitter and receivers are scanned around, and can also be positioned up and down the axis of the patients head. The microwave hemorrhagic stroke detector is a completely non-invasive device designed to detect and localize blood pooling and clots or to measure blood flow within the head or body. The device is based on low power pulsed microwave technology combined with specialized antennas and tomographic methods. The system can be used for rapid, non-invasive detection of blood pooling such as occurs with hemorrhagic stroke in human or animal patients as well as for the detection of hemorrhage within a patient's body.

  8. Microwave hemorrhagic stroke detector

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    Haddad, Waleed S. (Dublin, CA); Trebes, James E. (Livermore, CA)

    2007-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The microwave hemorrhagic stroke detector includes a low power pulsed microwave transmitter with a broad-band antenna for producing a directional beam of microwaves, an index of refraction matching cap placed over the patients head, and an array of broad-band microwave receivers with collection antennae. The system of microwave transmitter and receivers are scanned around, and can also be positioned up and down the axis of the patients head. The microwave hemorrhagic stroke detector is a completely non-invasive device designed to detect and localize blood pooling and clots or to measure blood flow within the head or body. The device is based on low power pulsed microwave technology combined with specialized antennas and tomographic methods. The system can be used for rapid, non-invasive detection of blood pooling such as occurs with hemorrhagic stoke in human or animal patients as well as for the detection of hemorrhage within a patient's body.

  9. Variable frequency microwave heating apparatus

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    Bible, Don W. (Clinton, TN); Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Johnson, Arvid C. (Lake in the Hills, IL); Thigpen, Larry T. (Angier, NC)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A variable frequency microwave heating apparatus (10) designed to allow modulation of the frequency of the microwaves introduced into a multi-mode microwave cavity (34) for testing or other selected applications. The variable frequency microwave heating apparatus (10) includes a microwave signal generator (12) and a high-power microwave amplifier (20) or a high-power microwave oscillator (14). A power supply (22) is provided for operation of the high-power microwave oscillator (14) or microwave amplifier (20). A directional coupler (24) is provided for detecting the direction and amplitude of signals incident upon and reflected from the microwave cavity (34). A first power meter (30) is provided for measuring the power delivered to the microwave furnace (32). A second power meter (26) detects the magnitude of reflected power. Reflected power is dissipated in the reflected power load (28).

  10. Microwave processing of ceramics

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    Katz, J.D.

    1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent work in the areas of microwave processing and joining of ceramics is briefly reviewed. Advantages and disadvantages of microwave processing as well as some of the current issues in the field are discussed. Current state and potential for future commercialization of this technology is also addressed.

  11. Microwave processing of ceramics

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    Katz, J.D.

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent work in the areas of microwave processing and joining of ceramics is briefly reviewed. Advantages and disadvantages of microwave processing as well as some of the current issues in the field are discussed. Current state and potential for future commercialization of this technology is also addressed.

  12. IEEE Wireless Communications April 201230 1536-1284/12/$25.00 2012 IEEE USER COOPERATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

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    Zhang, Yan

    systems, e.g., the Smart Grid [3]. In a cogni- tive radio network, the unlicensed secondary users (SUs and analyzed with respect to a new performance metric achievable throughput, which simultaneously considers

  13. Microwave coupler and method

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    Holcombe, C.E.

    1984-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention is directed to a microwave coupler for enhancing the heating or metallurgical treatment of materials within a cold-wall, rapidly heated cavity as provided by a microwave furnace. The coupling material of the present invention is an alpha-rhombohedral-boron-derivative-structure material such as boron carbide or boron silicide which can be appropriately positioned as a susceptor within the furnace to heat other material or be in powder particulate form so that composites and structures of boron carbide such as cutting tools, grinding wheels and the like can be rapidly and efficiently formed within microwave furnaces.

  14. Emitron: microwave diode

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    Craig, G.D.; Pettibone, J.S.; Drobot, A.T.

    1982-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention comprises a new class of device, driven by electron or other charged particle flow, for producing coherent microwaves by utilizing the interaction of electromagnetic waves with electron flow in diodes not requiring an external magnetic field. Anode and cathode surfaces are electrically charged with respect to one another by electron flow, for example caused by a Marx bank voltage source or by other charged particle flow, for example by a high energy charged particle beam. This produces an electric field which stimulates an emitted electron beam to flow in the anode-cathode region. The emitted electrons are accelerated by the electric field and coherent microwaves are produced by the three dimensional spatial and temporal interaction of the accelerated electrons with geometrically allowed microwave modes which results in the bunching of the electrons and the pumping of at least one dominant microwave mode.

  15. Miniaturized hand held microwave interference scanning system for NDE of dielectric armor and armor systems

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    Schmidt, Karl F.; Little, Jack R. [Evisive, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA (United States); Ellingson, William A. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL(United States); Meitzler, Thomas J. [US Army Research and Development Command Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, Warren, MI (United States); Green, William [US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (United States)

    2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Inspection of ceramic-based armor has advanced through development of a microwave-based, portable, non-contact NDE system. Recently, this system was miniaturized and made wireless for maximum utility in field applications. The electronic components and functionality of the laboratory system are retained, with alternative means of position input for creation of scan images. Validation of the detection capability was recently demonstrated using specially fabricated surrogates and ballistic impact-damaged specimens. The microwave data results have been compared to data from laboratory-based microwave interferometry systems and digital x-ray imaging. The microwave interference scanning has been shown to reliably detect cracks, laminar features and material property variations. The authors present details of the system operation, descriptions of the test samples used and recent results obtained.

  16. 3742 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 47, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2009 Microwave Radiometer Radio-Frequency

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    Ruf, Christopher

    Radiometer Radio-Frequency Interference Detection Algorithms: A Comparative Study Sidharth Misra, Priscilla N is with Halliburton Energy Services, Houston, TX 77032 USA. J. R. Piepmeier is with the Microwave Instrument growth recently in satellite telecommunica- tion, in high-bandwidth point-to-point terrestrial wireless

  17. High power microwave generator

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    Ekdahl, C.A.

    1983-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwave generator efficiently converts the energy of an intense relativistic electron beam (REB) into a high-power microwave emission using the Smith-Purcell effect which is related to Cerenkov radiation. Feedback for efficient beam bunching and high gain is obtained by placing a cylindrical Smith-Purcell transmission grating on the axis of a toroidal resonator. High efficiency results from the use of a thin cold annular highly-magnetized REB that is closely coupled to the resonant structure.

  18. Microwave Photonic Integrated Circuits for Millimeter-Wave Wireless Communications

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    Carpintero, G.; Balakier, K.; Yang, Z.; Guzmán, R.C.; Corradi, A.; Jimenez, A.; Kervella, G.; Fice, M.J.; Lamponi, M.; Chitoui, M.; van Dijk, F.; Renaud, C. C.; Wonfor, A.; Bente, E.A.J.M.; Penty, R.V.; White, I.H.; Seeds, A. J.

    2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    transmission system," Opt. Express 20, pp. 1769- 1774 (2012) [12] M. Smit, X. Leijtens, E. Bente, J. van der Tol, H. Ambrosius, D. Robbins, M. Wale, N. Grote, M. Schell, "Generic foundry model for InP-based photonics," IET Optoelectronics, vol.5, no.5, pp...

  19. Network coded wireless architecture

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    Katti, Sachin Rajsekhar

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless mesh networks promise cheap Internet access, easy deployment, and extended range. In their current form, however, these networks suffer from both limited throughput and low reliability; hence they cannot meet the ...

  20. High-Efficiency Harmonically-Terminated Rectifier for Wireless Powering Applications Michael Roberg, Erez Falkenstein and Zoya Popovic

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    Popovic, Zoya

    , Erez Falkenstein and Zoya Popovic Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, University effect on overall system efficiency. This paper presents an approach to high-efficiency microwave high-power directive wireless beaming, e.g. [I], and low-power harvesting, e.g. [2]. Other applications

  1. 1634 IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, VOL. 12, 2013 A Compact Dual-Band Rectenna Using Slot-Loaded

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    , dual-band rectenna, dual-band rectifier, energy harvesting, wireless power transmission. I bands, RF energy harvesters capable of operating in multiple bands are of great importance. Nowadays by a microwave signal of available power of 9 dBm for a load resistor of 2.2 k . Index Terms--Dipole antenna

  2. 1610 IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, VOL. 11, 2012 MRI-Derived 3-D-Printed Breast Phantom

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    Hagness, Susan C.

    1610 IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, VOL. 11, 2012 MRI-Derived 3-D-Printed Breast--We propose a 3-D-printed breast phantom for use in preclinical experimental microwave imaging studies the proce- dure for generating the 3-D-printed breast phantom and present the measured dielectric properties

  3. Chapters 6 & 8 Wireless Networks

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    Lu, Enyue "Annie"

    for sending packets between wired network and wireless host(s) in its "area" e.g., cell towers, 802.11 access protocol coordinates link access various data rates, transmission distance Elements of a wireless network

  4. Video transmission over wireless networks

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    Zhao, Shengjie

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Compressed video bitstream transmissions over wireless networks are addressed in this work. We first consider error control and power allocation for transmitting wireless video over CDMA networks in conjunction with multiuser detection. We map a...

  5. WILEY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND MOBILE COMPUTING 1 Cognitive Engine Implementation for Wireless

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    Kansas, University of

    radio spectrum [1]­[4]. Cognitive radios encompass all the reconfigurable attributes of a conventional radio systems [2]. Much current cognitive radio development is focused on providing dynamic spectrum access solutions [3], [4], [7], where unlicensed transmissions operate across licensed spectrum while

  6. Anomalous Microwave Emission

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    A. Kogut

    1999-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Improved knowledge of diffuse Galactic emission is important to maximize the scientific return from scheduled CMB anisotropy missions. Cross-correlation of microwave maps with maps of the far-IR dust continuum show a ubiquitous microwave emission component whose spatial distribution is traced by far-IR dust emission. The spectral index of this emission, beta_{radio} = -2.2 (+0.5 -0.7) is suggestive of free-free emission but does not preclude other candidates. Comparison of H-alpha and microwave results show that both data sets have positive correlations with the far-IR dust emission. Microwave data, however, are consistently brighter than can be explained solely from free-free emission traced by H-alpha. This ``anomalous'' microwave emission can be explained as electric dipole radiation from small spinning dust grains. The anomalous component at 53 GHz is 2.5 times as bright as the free-free emission traced by H-alpha, providing an approximate normalization for models with significant spinning dust emission.

  7. Microwave and Radio Frequency Workshop

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    At the Microwave and Radio Frequency Workshop (held in Long Beach, CA, on July 25, 2012), academic and industry experts discussed the existing and emerging electrotechnologies – such as microwave ...

  8. Reconfigurable Wireless Interface for Networking Sensors (ReWINS)

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    California at Los Angeles, University of

    , Rajit Gadh {harish, bsp, gadh}@wireless.ucla.edu Wireless Internet for the Mobile Enterprise Consortium

  9. Variable frequency microwave furnace system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bible, Don W. (Clinton, TN); Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A variable frequency microwave furnace system (10) designed to allow modulation of the frequency of the microwaves introduced into a furnace cavity (34) for testing or other selected applications. The variable frequency microwave furnace system (10) includes a microwave signal generator (12) or microwave voltage-controlled oscillator (14) for generating a low-power microwave signal for input to the microwave furnace. A first amplifier (18) may be provided to amplify the magnitude of the signal output from the microwave signal generator (12) or the microwave voltage-controlled oscillator (14). A second amplifier (20) is provided for processing the signal output by the first amplifier (18). The second amplifier (20) outputs the microwave signal input to the furnace cavity (34). In the preferred embodiment, the second amplifier (20) is a traveling-wave tube (TWT). A power supply (22) is provided for operation of the second amplifier (20). A directional coupler (24) is provided for detecting the direction of a signal and further directing the signal depending on the detected direction. A first power meter (30) is provided for measuring the power delivered to the microwave furnace (32). A second power meter (26) detects the magnitude of reflected power. Reflected power is dissipated in the reflected power load (28).

  10. Variable frequency microwave furnace system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bible, D.W.; Lauf, R.J.

    1994-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A variable frequency microwave furnace system designed to allow modulation of the frequency of the microwaves introduced into a furnace cavity for testing or other selected applications. The variable frequency microwave furnace system includes a microwave signal generator or microwave voltage-controlled oscillator for generating a low-power microwave signal for input to the microwave furnace. A first amplifier may be provided to amplify the magnitude of the signal output from the microwave signal generator or the microwave voltage-controlled oscillator. A second amplifier is provided for processing the signal output by the first amplifier. The second amplifier outputs the microwave signal input to the furnace cavity. In the preferred embodiment, the second amplifier is a traveling-wave tube (TWT). A power supply is provided for operation of the second amplifier. A directional coupler is provided for detecting the direction of a signal and further directing the signal depending on the detected direction. A first power meter is provided for measuring the power delivered to the microwave furnace. A second power meter detects the magnitude of reflected power. Reflected power is dissipated in the reflected power load. 5 figs.

  11. Local microwave background radiation

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    Domingos Soares

    2014-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An inquiry on a possible local origin for the Microwave Background Radiation is made. Thermal MBR photons are contained in a system called {\\it magnetic bottle} which is due to Earth magnetic field and solar wind particles, mostly electrons. Observational tests are anticipated.

  12. Insecurity of Wireless Networks

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Sheldon, Frederick T [ORNL; Weber, John Mark [Dynetics, Inc.; Yoo, Seong-Moo [University of Alabama, Huntsville; Pan, W. David [University of Alabama, Huntsville

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless is a powerful core technology enabling our global digital infrastructure. Wi-Fi networks are susceptible to attacks on Wired Equivalency Privacy, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), and WPA2. These attack signatures can be profiled into a system that defends against such attacks on the basis of their inherent characteristics. Wi-Fi is the standard protocol for wireless networks used extensively in US critical infrastructures. Since the Wired Equivalency Privacy (WEP) security protocol was broken, the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocol has been considered the secure alternative compatible with hardware developed for WEP. However, in November 2008, researchers developed an attack on WPA, allowing forgery of Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) packets. Subsequent enhancements have enabled ARP poisoning, cryptosystem denial of service, and man-in-the-middle attacks. Open source systems and methods (OSSM) have long been used to secure networks against such attacks. This article reviews OSSMs and the results of experimental attacks on WPA. These experiments re-created current attacks in a laboratory setting, recording both wired and wireless traffic. The article discusses methods of intrusion detection and prevention in the context of cyber physical protection of critical Internet infrastructure. The basis for this research is a specialized (and undoubtedly incomplete) taxonomy of Wi-Fi attacks and their adaptations to existing countermeasures and protocol revisions. Ultimately, this article aims to provide a clearer picture of how and why wireless protection protocols and encryption must achieve a more scientific basis for detecting and preventing such attacks.

  13. Analysis of microwave leaky modes propagating through laser plasma filaments column waveguide

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    Alshershby, Mostafa; Hao Zuoqiang; Lin Jingquan [School of Science, Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun 130022 (China)

    2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A plasma column waveguide formed by a bundle of closely spaced plasma filaments induced by the propagation of ultrafast laser pulses in air and revived by a longer infrared laser pulse is shown to support microwave radiation. We consider values of both the plasma electron density and microwave frequency for which the refractive index of plasma is lower than the refractive index of air; therefore, a leaky plasma waveguide can be realized in extremely high frequency band. The guiding mechanism does not require high conductance of the plasma and can be easily excited by using commercial femtosecond laser sources. A theoretical study of leaky mode characteristics of isotropic and homogeneous plasma column waveguides is investigated with several values of plasma and waveguide structure parameters. The microwave transmission loss was found to be mainly caused by the microwave leakage through the air-plasma interface and is weakly dependent on the plasma absorption. In spite of losses of microwaves caused by leakage and plasma absorption, it is shown to be much lower than both that accompanying to surface waves attaching to single conducting plasma wire and the free space propagation over distances in the order of the filament length, which opens exciting perspectives for short distance point to point wireless transmission of pulsed-modulated microwaves.

  14. 920 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, VOL. 62, NO. 4, APRIL 2014 Field Distribution Models of Spiral Coil for

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    920 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, VOL. 62, NO. 4, APRIL 2014 Field of implant that has a much smaller size provides a means to find the optimal location and angle to harvest maximum energy. The analysis method for near-field wireless power transmission can be utilized

  15. 684 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, VOL. 57, NO. 3, MARCH 2009 Synthesis Design of Ultra-Wideband Bandpass Filters

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Leung, Ka-Cheong

    and fabricated to confirm the theoretical predictions. Index Terms--Bandpass filter, equal-ripple response academic and industrial areas toward ultra-wideband technology. As a key component in the ultra-wideband wireless communication sys- tems, microwave bandpass filters with high performance, com- pact size, and low

  16. ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, VOL. X, NO. X, JANUARY 2013 1 MRI-derived 3D-printed breast phantom for

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Van Veen, Barry D.

    ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, VOL. X, NO. X, JANUARY 2013 1 MRI-derived 3D-printed--We propose a 3D-printed breast phantom for use in pre-clinical experimental microwave imaging studies the procedure for generating the 3D-printed breast phantom and present the measured dielectric properties

  17. Display Size Wireless LAN

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    Katsumoto, Shingo

    .) - Security sofware ­ESET Smart Security. No Reuse PC with English OS for this time. PC PC Code Image Brand PC PC Code Image Brand Model F008 Panasonic CF-W2 Pentium733 M 1.10GHz 256MB 40GB 12.1 inch 1.0kg System Memory HDD Display Size Weight OS Accessory LAN Wireless LAN Remarks PC PC Code Image Brand

  18. Wireless LAN E001 Fujitsu

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    Katsumoto, Shingo

    PC Code Image Brand Model 1 / 5 #12; CPU System Memory HDD Display Size Weight OS Accessory LAN Wireless LAN Remarks PC PC Code Image Brand Model E008 EPSON Endeavor NT331 Celeron M1.40GHz LAN Wireless LAN Remarks PC PC Code Image Brand Model E019 EPSON Endeavor NT331 Celeron M1.40GHz

  19. Wireless LAN G001 Panasonic

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Katsumoto, Shingo

    Office MicrosoftOffice OSPC PC PC Code Image Brand Model All Reuse Note PC contain these software LAN Wireless LAN Remarks PC PC Code Image Brand Model G007 Panasonic CF-R7 Core2 Duo U7700 1 Accessory LAN Wireless LAN Remarks PC PC Code Image Brand Model G015 NEC Versa PC- VJ14MEFUW Celeron M

  20. Proactive mobile wireless networks : an infrastructureless wireless network architecture for delay-sensitive applications

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    Dai, Lillian Lei, 1978-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Infrastructureless wireless networks are an important class of wireless networks that is best suited for scenarios where there is temporary and localized telecommunication demand. Such networks consist of wireless devices ...

  1. Outage Performance of Cognitive Wireless Relay Kyounghwan Lee Aylin Yener

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Yener, Aylin

    currently is regulated. The spectrum bands are licensed and sharing of bands is not allowed. Because flexible alternatives for better utilization of the spectrum should be sought. Cognitive radios are amenable to employ a more open spectrum policy [2], [3]. A cognitive radio allows a unlicensed user

  2. Microwave hematoma detector

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Haddad, Waleed S. (Dublin, CA); Trebes, James E. (Livermore, CA); Matthews, Dennis L. (Moss Beach, CA)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Microwave Hematoma Detector is a non-invasive device designed to detect and localize blood pooling and clots near the outer surface of the body. While being geared towards finding sub-dural and epi-dural hematomas, the device can be used to detect blood pooling anywhere near the surface of the body. Modified versions of the device can also detect pneumothorax, organ hemorrhage, atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid arteries, evaluate perfusion (blood flow) at or near the body surface, body tissue damage at or near the surface (especially for burn assessment) and be used in a number of NDE applications. The device is based on low power pulsed microwave technology combined with a specialized antenna, signal processing/recognition algorithms and a disposable cap worn by the patient which will facilitate accurate mapping of the brain and proper function of the instrument. The invention may be used for rapid, non-invasive detection of sub-dural or epi-dural hematoma in human or animal patients, detection of hemorrhage within approximately 5 cm of the outer surface anywhere on a patient's body.

  3. Wireless device monitoring methods, wireless device monitoring systems, and articles of manufacture

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McCown, Steven H. (Rigby, ID); Derr, Kurt W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rohde, Kenneth W. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless device monitoring methods, wireless device monitoring systems, and articles of manufacture are described. According to one embodiment, a wireless device monitoring method includes accessing device configuration information of a wireless device present at a secure area, wherein the device configuration information comprises information regarding a configuration of the wireless device, accessing stored information corresponding to the wireless device, wherein the stored information comprises information regarding the configuration of the wireless device, comparing the device configuration information with the stored information, and indicating the wireless device as one of authorized and unauthorized for presence at the secure area using the comparing.

  4. Wireless passive radiation sensor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Pfeifer, Kent B; Rumpf, Arthur N; Yelton, William G; Limmer, Steven J

    2013-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel measurement technique is employed using surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices, passive RF, and radiation-sensitive films to provide a wireless passive radiation sensor that requires no batteries, outside wiring, or regular maintenance. The sensor is small (<1 cm.sup.2), physically robust, and will operate unattended for decades. In addition, the sensor can be insensitive to measurement position and read distance due to a novel self-referencing technique eliminating the need to measure absolute responses that are dependent on RF transmitter location and power.

  5. Gigatron microwave amplifier

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McIntyre, Peter M. (611 Montclair, College Station, TX 77840)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An electron tube for achieving high power at high frequency with high efficiency, including an input coupler, a ribbon-shaped electron beam and a traveling wave output coupler. The input coupler is a lumped constant resonant circuit that modulates a field emitter array cathode at microwave frequency. A bunched ribbon electron beam is emitted from the cathode in periodic bursts at the desired frequency. The beam has a ribbon configuration to eliminate limitations inherent in round beam devices. The traveling wave coupler efficiently extracts energy from the electron beam, and includes a waveguide with a slot therethrough for receiving the electron beam. The ribbon beam is tilted at an angle with respect to the traveling wave coupler so that the electron beam couples in-phase with the traveling wave in the waveguide. The traveling wave coupler thus extracts energy from the electron beam over the entire width of the beam.

  6. Gigatron microwave amplifier

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McIntyre, P.M.

    1993-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An electron tube for achieving high power at high frequency with high efficiency is described, including an input coupler, a ribbon-shaped electron beam and a traveling wave output coupler. The input coupler is a lumped constant resonant circuit that modulates a field emitter array cathode at microwave frequency. A bunched ribbon electron beam is emitted from the cathode in periodic bursts at the desired frequency. The beam has a ribbon configuration to eliminate limitations inherent in round beam devices. The traveling wave coupler efficiently extracts energy from the electron beam, and includes a waveguide with a slot there through for receiving the electron beam. The ribbon beam is tilted at an angle with respect to the traveling wave coupler so that the electron beam couples in-phase with the traveling wave in the waveguide. The traveling wave coupler thus extracts energy from the electron beam over the entire width of the beam.

  7. Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization

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    James G. Bartlett

    2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy is our richest source of cosmological information; the standard cosmological model was largely established thanks to study of the temperature anisotropies. By the end of the decade, the Planck satellite will close this important chapter and move us deeper into the new frontier of polarization measurements. Numerous ground--based and balloon--borne experiments are already forging into this new territory. Besides providing new and independent information on the primordial density perturbations and cosmological parameters, polarization measurements offer the potential to detect primordial gravity waves, constrain dark energy and measure the neutrino mass scale. A vigorous experimental program is underway worldwide and heading towards a new satellite mission dedicated to CMB polarization.

  8. Microwave Regenerated DPF for Auxiliary Power Units and Diesel...

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

    Microwave Regenerated DPF for Auxiliary Power Units and Diesel Hybrid Vehicles Microwave Regenerated DPF for Auxiliary Power Units and Diesel Hybrid Vehicles Microwave regeneration...

  9. Wireless Power Transfer

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    None

    2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless Power Transfer is an innovative approach using magnetic resonance coupling of air core transformers designed for today's growing plug-in electric vehicle market. This technology can provide a convenient, safe and flexible means to charge electric vehicles under stationary and dynamic conditions. Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) are burdened by the need for cable and plug charger, galvanic isolation of the on-board electronics, bulk and cost of this charger and the large energy storage system (ESS) packs needed. With a system where you have to physically plug in there are a number of occasions where the owner could very well forget to charge the vehicle. For stationary applications (like charging of a PHEV at home), ORNL's innovative wireless power transfer technology adds a convenience factor compared to actually plugging in which will mean that the vehicle will have a full charge every morning. Electric vehicle charging must be safe, compact and efficient in order to be convenient for customers. By reconfiguring the transformer and altering the resonance frequency, energy is transferred to the battery with lower energy losses and with fewer demands on the primary circuit by the rest of the transformer system. The ORNL discovery shows that sufficient power for the battery can be transferred from the primary to secondary circuits without significant energy losses if the operating frequency is set at 50% to 95% of the resonance frequency of the circuit. The electrical power is then transmitted to the chargeable battery, which is electrically coupled to the secondary circuit through the air core transformer. Some advantages include: Reduced energy losses during transfer of energy to the battery; A charge potential that is relatively unaffected by up to 25% misalignment of vehicle; and Other receiving components draw less power from the primary circuit. These advantages allow wireless power technology applications to expand at the workplace and beyond as the demand for EV rises. For vehicles that operate over a fixed route such as busses and shuttle vehicles, Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) means that a smaller battery pack can be used. In the traditional system, the battery pack is designed to accommodate the needs of the entire route or shift. With WPT the battery can be downsized because it can be charged when the vehicle stops on its route (a rental car shuttle bus, for example, can charge when it waits in the terminal and again when it waits at the rental car place. Thus the battery only needs enough charge to get to the next stop. This decrease in battery size means significant cost savings to electrify the vehicle. This technology enables efficient "opportunity charging stations" for predefined routes and planned stops reducing down time. Charging can occur in minutes. This improvement also eliminates the harmful emissions that occur in garages while buses are at idle during charging. In larger cities, dynamic charging offers an even greater impact utilizing existing infrastructure. As vehicles travel along busy freeways and interstate systems, wireless charging can occur while the vehicle is in motion. With this technology a vehicle essentially has unlimited electric range while using a relatively small battery pack. In-motion charging stations use vehicle sensors to alert the driver. Traveling at normal speeds, sensors establish in-motion charging. WPT transmit pads sequentially energize to the negotiated power level based on vehicle speed and its requested charging energy. Lower power when vehicle speed is slow and much higher power for faster moving vehicles. Vehicle to Infrastructure communications (V2I) coordinates WPT charging level according to on-board battery pack state-of-charge. V2I activates the roadway transmit pads placing them in standby mode and negotiates charging fee based on prevailing grid rate and vehicle energy demand. Dynamic charging would allow electricity to supply a very large fraction of the energy for the transportation sector and reduce greatly petroleum consump

  10. Wireless Power Transfer

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    None

    2013-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless Power Transfer is an innovative approach using magnetic resonance coupling of air core transformers designed for today's growing plug-in electric vehicle market. This technology can provide a convenient, safe and flexible means to charge electric vehicles under stationary and dynamic conditions. Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) are burdened by the need for cable and plug charger, galvanic isolation of the on-board electronics, bulk and cost of this charger and the large energy storage system (ESS) packs needed. With a system where you have to physically plug in there are a number of occasions where the owner could very well forget to charge the vehicle. For stationary applications (like charging of a PHEV at home), ORNL's innovative wireless power transfer technology adds a convenience factor compared to actually plugging in which will mean that the vehicle will have a full charge every morning. Electric vehicle charging must be safe, compact and efficient in order to be convenient for customers. By reconfiguring the transformer and altering the resonance frequency, energy is transferred to the battery with lower energy losses and with fewer demands on the primary circuit by the rest of the transformer system. The ORNL discovery shows that sufficient power for the battery can be transferred from the primary to secondary circuits without significant energy losses if the operating frequency is set at 50% to 95% of the resonance frequency of the circuit. The electrical power is then transmitted to the chargeable battery, which is electrically coupled to the secondary circuit through the air core transformer. Some advantages include: Reduced energy losses during transfer of energy to the battery; A charge potential that is relatively unaffected by up to 25% misalignment of vehicle; and Other receiving components draw less power from the primary circuit. These advantages allow wireless power technology applications to expand at the workplace and beyond as the demand for EV rises. For vehicles that operate over a fixed route such as busses and shuttle vehicles, Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) means that a smaller battery pack can be used. In the traditional system, the battery pack is designed to accommodate the needs of the entire route or shift. With WPT the battery can be downsized because it can be charged when the vehicle stops on its route (a rental car shuttle bus, for example, can charge when it waits in the terminal and again when it waits at the rental car place. Thus the battery only needs enough charge to get to the next stop. This decrease in battery size means significant cost savings to electrify the vehicle. This technology enables efficient "opportunity charging stations" for predefined routes and planned stops reducing down time. Charging can occur in minutes. This improvement also eliminates the harmful emissions that occur in garages while buses are at idle during charging. In larger cities, dynamic charging offers an even greater impact utilizing existing infrastructure. As vehicles travel along busy freeways and interstate systems, wireless charging can occur while the vehicle is in motion. With this technology a vehicle essentially has unlimited electric range while using a relatively small battery pack. In-motion charging stations use vehicle sensors to alert the driver. Traveling at normal speeds, sensors establish in-motion charging. WPT transmit pads sequentially energize to the negotiated power level based on vehicle speed and its requested charging energy. Lower power when vehicle speed is slow and much higher power for faster moving vehicles. Vehicle to Infrastructure communications (V2I) coordinates WPT charging level according to on-board battery pack state-of-charge. V2I activates the roadway transmit pads placing them in standby mode and negotiates charging fee based on prevailing grid rate and vehicle energy demand. Dynamic charging would allow electricity to supply a very large fraction of the energy for the transportation sector and reduce greatly petroleum consump

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - ad-hoc wireless sensor Sample Search Results

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

    in wireless sensor networks The rapid progress of wireless communication and embedded micro-sensing MEMS... technologies has made wireless sensor networks possible. A wireless...

  12. Embracing interference in wireless systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gollakota, Shyamnath (Shyamnath Venkata Satyasrisai)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The wireless medium is a shared resource. If nearby devices transmit at the same time, their signals interfere, resulting in a collision. In traditional networks, collisions cause the loss of the transmitted information. ...

  13. Universal Wireless Event Monitoring System

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    Yambem, Lamyanba

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    of remote query sensor systems have been investigated and various products have been developed for sensing different applications like water leakage, temperature, pressure, gas, diaper wetting etc [2-7]. The wireless link in these systems which is needed...-9]. One of the means of remote query sensing is the direct measurement of impedance of antenna which is wirelessly connected to the sensor. By measuring the impedance of the antenna using instrument like Impedance analyzer or network analyzer, the exact...

  14. Communications device identification methods, communications methods, wireless communications readers, wireless communications systems, and articles of manufacture

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Steele, Kerry D [Kennewick, WA; Anderson, Gordon A [Benton City, WA; Gilbert, Ronald W [Morgan Hill, CA

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Communications device identification methods, communications methods, wireless communications readers, wireless communications systems, and articles of manufacture are described. In one aspect, a communications device identification method includes providing identification information regarding a group of wireless identification devices within a wireless communications range of a reader, using the provided identification information, selecting one of a plurality of different search procedures for identifying unidentified ones of the wireless identification devices within the wireless communications range, and identifying at least some of the unidentified ones of the wireless identification devices using the selected one of the search procedures.

  15. Energy and quality scalable wireless communication

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Min, Rex K. (Rex Kee), 1976-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nodes for emerging, high-density wireless networks will face the dual challenges of continuous, multi-year operation under diverse and challenging operating conditions. The wireless communication subsystem, a substantial ...

  16. Wireless, automated monitoring for potential landslide hazards

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Garich, Evan Andrew

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes research efforts toward the development of a wireless sensor node, which can be employed in durable and expandable wireless sensor networks for remote monitoring of soil conditions in areas conducive to slope stability failures...

  17. A miniature, implantable wireless neural stimulation system

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Arfin, Scott K. (Scott Kenneth)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, I present the design of a wireless neural stimulation system. The system consists of an external transmitter, controllable through a computer interface, and a miniature, implantable wireless receiver and ...

  18. Wireless device monitoring systems and monitoring devices, and associated methods

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McCown, Steven H; Derr, Kurt W; Rohde, Kenneth W

    2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless device monitoring systems and monitoring devices include a communications module for receiving wireless communications of a wireless device. Processing circuitry is coupled with the communications module and configured to process the wireless communications to determine whether the wireless device is authorized or unauthorized to be present at the monitored area based on identification information of the wireless device. Methods of monitoring for the presence and identity of wireless devices are also provided.

  19. SLAC All Access: Vacuum Microwave Device Department

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    Haase, Andy

    2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The Vacuum Microwave Device Department (VMDD) builds the devices that make SLAC's particle accelerators go. These devices, called klystrons, generate intense waves of microwave energy that rocket subatomic particles up to nearly the speed of light.

  20. Ignition methods and apparatus using microwave energy

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    DeFreitas, Dennis Michael (Oxford, NY); Migliori, Albert (Santa Fe, NM)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An ignition apparatus for a combustor includes a microwave energy source that emits microwave energy into the combustor at a frequency within a resonant response of the combustor, the combustor functioning as a resonant cavity for the microwave energy so that a plasma is produced that ignites a combustible mixture therein. The plasma preferably is a non-contact plasma produced in free space within the resonant cavity spaced away from with the cavity wall structure and spaced from the microwave emitter.

  1. Microwavable thermal energy storage material

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Salyer, Ival O. (Dayton, OH)

    1998-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwavable thermal energy storage material is provided which includes a mixture of a phase change material and silica, and a carbon black additive in the form of a conformable dry powder of phase change material/silica/carbon black, or solid pellets, films, fibers, moldings or strands of phase change material/high density polyethylene/ethylene-vinyl acetate/silica/carbon black which allows the phase change material to be rapidly heated in a microwave oven. The carbon black additive, which is preferably an electrically conductive carbon black, may be added in low concentrations of from 0.5 to 15% by weight, and may be used to tailor the heating times of the phase change material as desired. The microwavable thermal energy storage material can be used in food serving applications such as tableware items or pizza warmers, and in medical wraps and garments.

  2. Microwavable thermal energy storage material

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Salyer, I.O.

    1998-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwavable thermal energy storage material is provided which includes a mixture of a phase change material and silica, and a carbon black additive in the form of a conformable dry powder of phase change material/silica/carbon black, or solid pellets, films, fibers, moldings or strands of phase change material/high density polyethylene/ethylene vinyl acetate/silica/carbon black which allows the phase change material to be rapidly heated in a microwave oven. The carbon black additive, which is preferably an electrically conductive carbon black, may be added in low concentrations of from 0.5 to 15% by weight, and may be used to tailor the heating times of the phase change material as desired. The microwavable thermal energy storage material can be used in food serving applications such as tableware items or pizza warmers, and in medical wraps and garments. 3 figs.

  3. Broadband patterned magnetic microwave absorber

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Li, Wei; Wu, Tianlong; Wang, Wei; Guan, Jianguo, E-mail: guanjg@whut.edu.cn [State Key Lab of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); Zhai, Pengcheng [School of Science, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China)

    2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    It is a tough task to greatly improve the working bandwidth for the traditional flat microwave absorbers because of the restriction of available material parameters. In this work, a simple patterning method is proposed to drastically broaden the absorption bandwidth of a conventional magnetic absorber. As a demonstration, an ultra-broadband microwave absorber with more than 90% absorption in the frequency range of 4–40 GHz is designed and experimentally realized, which has a thin thickness of 3.7?mm and a light weight equivalent to a 2-mm-thick flat absorber. In such a patterned absorber, the broadband strong absorption is mainly originated from the simultaneous incorporation of multiple ?/4 resonances and edge diffraction effects. This work provides a facile route to greatly extend the microwave absorption bandwidth for the currently available absorbing materials.

  4. Microwave assisted centrifuge and related methods

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Meikrantz, David H. (Idaho Falls, ID) [Idaho Falls, ID

    2010-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Centrifuge samples may be exposed to microwave energy to heat the samples during centrifugation and to promote separation of the different components or constituents of the samples using a centrifuge device configured for generating microwave energy and directing the microwave energy at a sample located in the centrifuge.

  5. Microwave treatment of vulcanized rubber

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wicks, George G. (Aiken, SC); Schulz, Rebecca L. (Aiken, SC); Clark, David E. (Gainesville, FL); Folz, Diane C. (Gainesville, FL)

    2002-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A process and resulting product is provided in which a vulcanized solid particulate, such as vulcanized crumb rubber, has select chemical bonds broken by microwave radiation. The direct application of microwaves in combination with uniform heating of the crumb rubber renders the treated crumb rubber more suitable for use in new rubber formulations. As a result, larger particle sizes and/or loading levels of the treated crumb rubber can be used in new rubber mixtures to produce recycled composite products with good properties.

  6. Adhesive bonding using variable frequency microwave energy

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN); McMillan, April D. (Knoxville, TN); Paulauskas, Felix L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Fathi, Zakaryae (Cary, NC); Wei, Jianghua (Raleigh, NC)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods of facilitating the adhesive bonding of various components with variable frequency microwave energy are disclosed. The time required to cure a polymeric adhesive is decreased by placing components to be bonded via the adhesive in a microwave heating apparatus having a multimode cavity and irradiated with microwaves of varying frequencies. Methods of uniformly heating various articles having conductive fibers disposed therein are provided. Microwave energy may be selectively oriented to enter an edge portion of an article having conductive fibers therein. An edge portion of an article having conductive fibers therein may be selectively shielded from microwave energy.

  7. Adhesive bonding using variable frequency microwave energy

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lauf, R.J.; McMillan, A.D.; Paulauskas, F.L.; Fathi, Z.; Wei, J.

    1998-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods of facilitating the adhesive bonding of various components with variable frequency microwave energy are disclosed. The time required to cure a polymeric adhesive is decreased by placing components to be bonded via the adhesive in a microwave heating apparatus having a multimode cavity and irradiated with microwaves of varying frequencies. Methods of uniformly heating various articles having conductive fibers disposed therein are provided. Microwave energy may be selectively oriented to enter an edge portion of an article having conductive fibers therein. An edge portion of an article having conductive fibers therein may be selectively shielded from microwave energy. 26 figs.

  8. Adhesive bonding using variable frequency microwave energy

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lauf, R.J.; McMillan, A.D.; Paulauskas, F.L.; Fathi, Z.; Wei, J.

    1998-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods of facilitating the adhesive bonding of various components with variable frequency microwave energy are disclosed. The time required to cure a polymeric adhesive is decreased by placing components to be bonded via the adhesive in a microwave heating apparatus having a multimode cavity and irradiated with microwaves of varying frequencies. Methods of uniformly heating various articles having conductive fibers disposed therein are provided. Microwave energy may be selectively oriented to enter an edge portion of an article having conductive fibers therein. An edge portion of an article having conductive fibers therein may be selectively shielded from microwave energy. 26 figs.

  9. Scanning tip microwave near field microscope

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Xiang, Xiao-Dong (Alameda, CA); Schultz, Peter G. (Oakland, CA); Wei, Tao (Albany, CA)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwave near field microscope has a novel microwave probe structure wherein the probing field of evanescent radiation is emitted from a sharpened metal tip instead of an aperture or gap. This sharpened tip, which is electrically and mechanically connected to a central electrode, extends through and beyond an aperture in an endwall of a microwave resonating device such as a microwave cavity resonator or a microwave stripline resonator. Since the field intensity at the tip increases as the tip sharpens, the total energy which is radiated from the tip and absorbed by the sample increases as the tip sharpens. The result is improved spatial resolution without sacrificing sensitivity.

  10. WIRELESS FOR A NUCLEAR FACILITY

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    Shull, D; Joe Cordaro, J

    2007-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The introduction of wireless technology into a government site where nuclear material is processed and stored brings new meaning to the term ''harsh environment''. At SRNL, we are attempting to address not only the harsh RF and harsh physical environment common to industrial facilities, but also the ''harsh'' regulatory environment necessitated by the nature of the business at our site. We will discuss our concepts, processes, and expected outcomes in our attempts to surmount the roadblocks and reap the benefits of wireless in our ''factory''.

  11. Microwave sintering of boron carbide

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Blake, R.D.; Katz, J.D.; Petrovic, J.J.; Sheinberg, H.

    1988-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for forming boron carbide into a particular shape and densifying the green boron carbide shape. Boron carbide in powder form is pressed into a green shape and then sintered, using a microwave oven, to obtain a dense boron carbide body. Densities of greater than 95% of theoretical density have been obtained. 1 tab.

  12. Controlled zone microwave plasma system

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    Ripley, Edward B. (Knoxville, TN); Seals, Roland D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Morrell, Jonathan S. (Knoxville, TN)

    2009-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method for initiating a process gas plasma. A conductive plate having a plurality of conductive fingers is positioned in a microwave applicator. An arc forms between the conductive fingers to initiate the formation of a plasma. A transport mechanism may convey process materials through the plasma. A spray port may be provided to expel processed materials.

  13. 6, 54275456, 2006 Passive microwave

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ACPD 6, 5427­5456, 2006 Passive microwave 3-D polarization effects from rainy clouds A. Battaglia radiometers A. Battaglia 1 , C. Simmer 1 , and H. Czekala 2 1 Meteorological Institute, University of Bonn April 2006 ­ Published: 27 June 2006 Correspondence to: A. Battaglia (batta@uni-bonn.de) 5427 #12;ACPD 6

  14. Physical layer-aware wireless link layer protocols

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    Vutukuru, Mythili

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With wireless devices becoming ubiquitous, the problem of designing high performance and reliable wireless networks is of great importance today. Wireless links are characterized by a rapidly varying channel, requiring ...

  15. Green Radio Communications in a Heterogeneous Wireless Medium

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    Zhuang, Weihua

    1 Green Radio Communications in a Heterogeneous Wireless Medium Muhammad Ismail and Weihua Zhuang wireless communication networks. Such energy efficient solutions are referred to as green communication efficient wireless communication networks, due to environmental, financial, and quality

  16. Wireless@Virginia Tech Telecommunications

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    Beex, A. A. "Louis"

    Wireless@Virginia Tech SWIM VLSI for Telecommunications The Institute for Critical Technology Whittemore Hall Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061 units Power-line communications for vehicles, ships and airplanes Power conditioning circuits for energy

  17. Energy efficiency in wireless networks

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    Jung, Eun-Sun

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    technique is to use power saving mode, which allows a node to power off its wireless network interface (or enter a doze state) to reduce energy consumption. The other is to use a technique that suitably varies transmission power to reduce energy consumption...

  18. Prototype system brings advantages of wireless technology to...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Advantages of wireless, compared to a wired system, include lower cost, greater reliability and freedom of movement. Read more. Prototype system brings advantages of wireless...

  19. Electromagnetic Interference in Wireless Communications: Behavioral-Level Simulation

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    Loyka, Sergey

    Electromagnetic Interference in Wireless Communications: Behavioral-Level Simulation Approach in electromagnetic interference (EMI) modeling and simulation for modern and future wireless communication systems

  20. ISA Approves Standard for Wireless Automation in Process Control...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    approved the ISA-100.11a wireless standard, "Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications," making it an official ISA standard. ISA...

  1. SoftCast: One Video to Serve All Wireless Receivers

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    Katabi, Dina

    2009-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The main challenge in wireless video multicast is to scalably serve multiple receivers who have different channel characteristics. Current wireless transmission schemes, however, cannot support smooth degradation. Specifically, ...

  2. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Wireless Charging...

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

    Wireless Charging Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Wireless Charging Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program...

  3. EM's Laboratory Supports Testing Wireless Technology in Secure...

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

    wireless transmitter, alarms and a backup power source. SRNL contracted with General Dynamics to develop components for the ultra-secure short range wireless network. During the...

  4. Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and...

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

    Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and gas wells Wireless technology collects real-time information from oil and gas wells The patented system delivers...

  5. CCEC Seminar Wireless Sensors for SemiconductorWireless Sensors for Semiconductor

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    Akhmedov, Azer

    CCEC Seminar Wireless Sensors for SemiconductorWireless Sensors for Semiconductor Manufacturing perhaps. In this talk, we describe our efforts in developing a new class of wireless sensors for use in semiconductor manufacturing. These sensors are fully self-contained with on board power, communications

  6. Power Sources for Wireless Sensor Abstract. Wireless sensor networks are poised to become a very significant

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    Frechette, Luc G.

    Power Sources for Wireless Sensor Networks Abstract. Wireless sensor networks are poised to become a very significant enabling technology in many sectors. Already a few very low power wireless sensor environment, alternative power sources must be employed. This paper reviews many potential power sources

  7. 52 IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, VOL. 21, NO. 1, JANUARY 2011 Instantaneous Microwave Frequency Measurement

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    Yao, Jianping

    photonics. I. INTRODUCTION F OR modern radar and other electronic warfare (EW) ap- plications a large bandwidth [1]. As the conventional electronic tech- niques are thought to be slow, limited@site.uottawa.ca). H. Chi and X. Zhang are with the Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering

  8. Microwave assisted hard rock cutting

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    Lindroth, David P. (Apple Valley, MN); Morrell, Roger J. (Bloomington, MN); Blair, James R. (Inver Grove Heights, MN)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for the sequential fracturing and cutting of subsurface volume of hard rock (102) in the strata (101) of a mining environment (100) by subjecting the volume of rock to a beam (25) of microwave energy to fracture the subsurface volume of rock by differential expansion; and , then bringing the cutting edge (52) of a piece of conventional mining machinery (50) into contact with the fractured rock (102).

  9. Note: Cryogenic coaxial microwave filters

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    Tancredi, G.; Meeson, P. J. [Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX (United Kingdom)] [Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX (United Kingdom); Schmidlin, S. [Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX (United Kingdom) [Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX (United Kingdom); National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road, Teddington TW11 0LW (United Kingdom)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The careful filtering of microwave electromagnetic radiation is critical for controlling the electromagnetic environment for experiments in solid-state quantum information processing and quantum metrology at millikelvin temperatures. We describe the design and fabrication of a coaxial filter assembly and demonstrate that its performance is in excellent agreement with theoretical modelling. We further perform an indicative test of the operation of the filters by making current-voltage measurements of small, underdamped Josephson junctions at 15 mK.

  10. Wireless System Considerations When Implementing NERC Critical...

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

    American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards (CIP-002 through CIP-009). The increased use of wireless technologies and...

  11. Wireless Demand Response Controls for HVAC Systems

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    Federspiel, Clifford

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Response Controls for HVAC Systems Clifford Federspiel,tests. Figure 5: Specific HVAC electric power consumptioncontrol, demand response, HVAC, wireless Executive Summary

  12. Resource management in heterogeneous wireless sensor networks

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    Regini, Edoardo

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A. , 2002: Joint scheduling and power control for wirelesstransmit power control while scheduling wireless nodes ina control packet which contains the scheduling information

  13. Process for microwave sintering boron carbide

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Holcombe, C.E.; Morrow, M.S.

    1993-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of microwave sintering boron carbide comprises leaching boron carbide powder with an aqueous solution of nitric acid to form a leached boron carbide powder. The leached boron carbide powder is coated with a glassy carbon precursor to form a coated boron carbide powder. The coated boron carbide powder is consolidated in an enclosure of boron nitride particles coated with a layer of glassy carbon within a container for microwave heating to form an enclosed coated boron carbide powder. The enclosed coated boron carbide powder is sintered within the container for microwave heating with microwave energy.

  14. Process for microwave sintering boron carbide

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Holcombe, Cressie E. (440 Sugarwood Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922); Morrow, Marvin S. (Rte. #3, Box 113, Kingston, TN 37763)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of microwave sintering boron carbide comprises leaching boron carbide powder with an aqueous solution of nitric acid to form a leached boron carbide powder. The leached boron carbide powder is coated with a glassy carbon precursor to form a coated boron carbide powder. The coated boron carbide powder is consolidated in an enclosure of boron nitride particles coated with a layer of glassy carbon within a container for microwave heating to form an enclosed coated boron carbide powder. The enclosed coated boron carbide powder is sintered within the container for microwave heating with microwave energy.

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - adapting wireless technology Sample Search...

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

    possible. A wireless sensor network normally comes a large area... in wireless sensor networks The rapid progress of wireless communication and embedded micro-sensing MEMS... ....

  16. A Study of Energy-efficient Routing Supporting Coordinated Sleep Scheduling in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks.

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    Lou, Chong

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??A wireless ad hoc network is a collection of wireless computing devices that self-configure to form a network independently of any fixed infrastructure. Many wireless… (more)

  17. Wireless Network Capacity Management: A Real Options Approach

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    Forsyth, Peter A.

    capacity, market price of risk, investment timing option 1 Introduction Wireless networks are now regarded

  18. Wireless Sensor Networks for Structural Health Monitoring by Sukun Kim

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). The project is targeting a deployment on the Golden Gate Bridge. Ambient

  19. Student MAC Wireless Setup Guide Page 1 of 3

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    authentication occurs for an account with Administrator rights. Step 5. The student-curtin wireless network to the Curtin Wireless network: Wireless network names There are two wireless networks operating at Curtin University. One is available for staff and the other for students. When you configure your network connection

  20. Staff MAC Wireless Setup Guide Page 1 of 3

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    for an account with Administrator rights. Step 5. The staff-curtin wireless network is now connected as indicated to the Curtin Wireless network: Wireless network names There are two wireless networks operating at Curtin University. One is available for staff and the other for students. When you configure your network connection

  1. Wireless Industrial Monitoring and Control using a Smart Sensor Platform

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    . Prabhu and Rajit Gadh Wireless Internet for the Mobile Enterprise Consortium University of California

  2. WIRELESS SENSORS EMBEDDED IN CONCRETE Amal Abbadi

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    WIRELESS SENSORS EMBEDDED IN CONCRETE Amal Abbadi 1 Phd Student, IRCICA, IEMN, Université Lille1 antennas with concrete are investigated at 860MHz. Simulations for different cases (different concrete are presented. KEYWORDS : Wireless sensor networks, concrete attenuation, embedded antenna, concrete

  3. TESLA'S VISION OF THE WIRELESS GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

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    Trajkovic, Ljiljana

    TESLA'S VISION OF THE WIRELESS GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS Ljiljana Trajkovi Communication Networks;January 17, 2005 UBC Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University 2 Road map Tesla in 1890's First wireless;January 17, 2005 UBC Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University 4 Alternate currents Tesla left Edison

  4. Wireless Sensor Networks Lecture 1: Introduction

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    Maróti, Miklós

    Ptr, Vanderbilt #12;2009 ­© Matt Welsh Harvard University 10 Solar panels for charging car battery (used by Free Harvard University 4 Wireless Technologies Comparison Data rate Complexity/power/cost CC1000 Bluetooth 802 University 5 Wireless Technologies Comparison Type Data rate Transmit pwr Range (approx) Cost 802.11b 11

  5. Monitoring Energy Consumption In Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Turau, Volker

    Monitoring Energy Consumption In Wireless Sensor Networks Matthias Witt, Christoph Weyer, it may impair the ability of the sensor network to function. Therefore, minimizing energy consumption energy consumption in both standby and active modes is the basis of wireless networks. Energy preserving

  6. a Wireless Sensor Network for Environmental Monitoring

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    Gburzynski, Pawel

    transmitters #12;Sample sensors: #12;Sample sensors: PAR: Photosynthetically Active (solar) Radiation sensora Wireless Sensor Network for Environmental Monitoring a Wireless Sensor Network for Environmental technology: a truly self configurable, low-cost, maintenance-free, ad-hoc sensor network (not based on Zig

  7. SECURITY FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS AND DEVICES

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    connections. Users of handheld devices such as personal digital assis tants (PDAs) and cell phones can synMarch 2003 SECURITY FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS AND DEVICES Shirley Radack, Editor, Computer Security organizations and users have found that wireless communications and devices are convenient, flexible, and easy

  8. Manual authentication for wireless devices Christian Gehrmann

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mitchell, Chris

    is to examine how these services might best be achieved for personal wireless-enabled devices. Using the terminology of Stajano [12], the problem is that of securely `imprinting' a personal device. That is, suppose a user has two wireless-enabled devices, e.g. a mobile phone and a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA

  9. Microwave-triggered laser switch

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Piltch, M.S.

    1982-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. Microwave-triggered laser switch

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Piltch, Martin S. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  11. Microwave-enhanced chemical processes

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Varma, R.

    1990-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A process is disclosed for the disposal of toxic wastes including chlorinated hydrocarbons, comprising, establishing a bed of non-metallic particulates having a high dielectric loss factor. Intimate contact of the particulates and the toxic wastes at a temperature in excess of about 400 C in the presence of microwave radiation for a time sufficient breaks the hydrocarbon chlorine bonds. Detoxification values in excess of 80 are provided and further detoxification of the bed is followed by additional disposal of toxic wastes. 1 figure.

  12. Microwave Meals in a Hurry.

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    Haggard, Marilyn A.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of time to prepare complete meals. Select dishes that are family favorites and use tested recipes . Learning to adapt recipes for microwave cooking comes. later with experience. In general, advance meal planning is the key to getting the most out.... For example, whole carrots stay hot longer than sliced carrots. Cooking and then serving food in the same dish extends holding time. So does wrapping or cov ering the food in plastic wrap or foil, or covering it with a lid. Cook foods with a long holding...

  13. Microwave drying of ferric oxide pellets

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    Pickles, C.A.; Xia, D.K. [Queens` Univ., Kingston, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The application of microwave energy for the drying of ferric oxide pellets has been investigated and evaluated. It is shown that the microwave drying rates are much higher than those observed in the conventional process. Also there is some potential for improved quality of the product. As a stand-alone technology it is unlikely that microwave drying would be economical for pellets due to the low cost of conventional fuels. However, based on an understanding of the drying mechanisms in the conventional process and in the microwave process, it is shown that microwave-assisted drying offers considerable potential. In this hybrid process, the advantages of the two drying techniques are combined to provide an improved drying process.

  14. Electrodeless lamp energized by microwave energy

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    Ervin, R.M.; Perret, J.

    1990-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes an electrodeless lamp. It comprises: a microwave cavity; a source of microwaves in communication with the cavity; a lamp envelope containing a plasma-forming medium mounted within the microwave cavity; a gas manifold for feeding gas to at least one gas passageway for directing a stream of gas to the outer surface of the envelope; a gas leak passageway leading from the gas manifold; a conductive mesh assembly for retaining microwaves within the cavity and permitting light to be emitted from the cavity. The assembly including gas flow blocking means for preventing the flow of gas through the gas leak passageway when the screen is in place in the lamp; and means for shutting off the source of microwaves when the gas pressure in the manifold drops below a predetermined value.

  15. Microwave generated plasma light source apparatus

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    Yoshizawa, K.; Ito, H.; Kodama, H.; Komura, H.; Minowa, Y.

    1985-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwave generated plasma light source including a microwave generator, a microwave cavity having a light reflecting member forming at least a portion of the cavity, and a member transparent to light and opaque to microwaves disposed across an opening of the cavity opposite the feeding opening through which the microwave generator is coupled. An electrodeless discharge bulb is disposed at a position in the cavity such that the cavity operates as a resonant cavity at least when the bulb is emitting light. In the bulb is encapsulated at least one discharge light emissive substance. The bulb has a shape and is sufficiently small that the bulb acts substantially as a point light source.

  16. Tandem microwave waste remediation and decontamination system

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    Wicks, George G. (North Aiken, SC); Clark, David E. (Gainesville, FL); Schulz, Rebecca L. (Gainesville, FL)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention discloses a tandem microwave system consisting of a primary chamber in which microwave energy is used for the controlled combustion of materials. A second chamber is used to further treat the off-gases from the primary chamber by passage through a susceptor matrix subjected to additional microwave energy. The direct microwave radiation and elevated temperatures provide for significant reductions in the qualitative and quantitative emissions of the treated off gases. The tandem microwave system can be utilized for disinfecting wastes, sterilizing materials, and/or modifying the form of wastes to solidify organic or inorganic materials. The simple design allows on-site treatment of waste by small volume waste generators.

  17. Microwave processing for carbide ceramics

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    Tolley, W.K.; Church, R.H. [Bureau of Mines, Salt Lake City, UT (United States). Salt Lake City Research Center

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Bureau of Mines (USBM) has developed a process for synthesizing carbide ceramics in a microwave-induced plasma (MIP). For example, the process forms tungsten carbide with only 0.04% free carbon impurity at an average particle size of 0.05 {mu}m. Starting materials are tungsten oxide, carbon, and carbon monoxide. Commercial methods to produce tungsten carbide require heating to 1,500 C for up to 7 hours. Using the USBM method, tungsten carbide can be produced in approximately 10 minutes using a 30 kW, 915 mHz microwave unit. The reaction is carried out in a short-circuited waveguide to create a standing wave. Reactants rest on a carbon pedestal inside a closed zirconia crucible filled with carbon monoxide. The crucible is place at a field maximum within the waveguide. The waveguide was filled with helium to protect the waveguide. A procedure for producing carbide on a larger scale is described. Other ceramic compounds have been produced using this method, including silicon carbide and titanium carbide.

  18. Microwave sintering of nanocrystalline ceramics

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    Bruce, R.W. [United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (United States); Rayne, R.; Chow, G.M. [Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States)] [and others

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A single-mode cavity microwave furnace, operating in the TE{sub 103} mode at 2.45 GHz, has been set up at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and is currently being used to investigate sintering of nanocrystalline ceramics. This presentation will discuss the apparatus used and the results obtained to date. The high purity Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and TiO{sub 2} nanocrystalline powders were prepared by the sol-gel method. These powders were first uniaxially pressed to 14 MPa, CIP`ed to various pressures > 420 MPa and finally sectioned into wafers. The density of the green wafers was 30 to 38% TD. The wafers were heated in the microwave furnace for up to three hours at temperatures {<=} 1720{degrees}C. The temperature of the workpiece was monitored using an optical pyrometer. Final densities up to 80% TD have been obtained to date for Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and up to 52% TD for TiO{sub 2}. Work is ongoing to characterize the sintered compacts, optimize the casketing for this furnace, and lay the groundwork for new studies using a 35 GHz gyrotron and quasioptical gyrotron tunable from 85 to 120 GHz.

  19. EM threat analysis for wireless systems.

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    Burkholder, R. J. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory); Mariano, Robert J.; Schniter, P. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory); Gupta, I. J. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory)

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern digital radio systems are complex and must be carefully designed, especially when expected to operate in harsh propagation environments. The ability to accurately predict the effects of propagation on wireless radio performance could lead to more efficient radio designs as well as the ability to perform vulnerability analyses before and after system deployment. In this report, the authors--experts in electromagnetic (EM) modeling and wireless communication theory--describe the construction of a simulation environment that is capable of quantifying the effects of wireless propagation on the performance of digital communication.

  20. Low density inorganic foams fabricated using microwaves

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    Meek, T.T.; Blake, R.D.; Gregory, T.G.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of our work was to determine if high temperature foams could be made using microwave heating; and if so, to investigate some of their properties. Several foams were made and their compressive strengths, tensile strengths and densities were determined. Foams were made of glass, metal-glass, glass-fiber, metal-glass-fiber, and fly ash. The microwave source used was a Litton model 1521 microwave oven which operated at 2.45 GHz and had an output of 700 watts.

  1. Chiral-field microwave antennas (Chiral microwave near fields for far-field radiation)

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    Kamenetskii, E O; Shavit, R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a single-element structure we obtain a radiation pattern with a squint due to chiral microwave near fields originated from a magnetostatic-mode ferrite disk. At the magnetostatic resonances, one has strong subwavelength localization of energy of microwave radiation. Magnetostatic oscillations in a thin ferrite disk are characterized by unique topological properties: the Poynting-vector vortices and the field helicity. The chiral-topology near fields allow obtaining unique phase structure distribution for far-field microwave radiation.

  2. Gauging the cosmic microwave background

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    J. P. Zibin; Douglas Scott

    2008-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We provide a new derivation of the anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), and find an exact expression that can be readily expanded perturbatively. Close attention is paid to gauge issues, with the motivation to examine the effect of super-Hubble modes on the CMB. We calculate a transfer function that encodes the behaviour of the dipole, and examine its long-wavelength behaviour. We show that contributions to the dipole from adiabatic super-Hubble modes are strongly suppressed, even in the presence of a cosmological constant, contrary to claims in the literature. We also introduce a naturally defined CMB monopole, which exhibits closely analogous long-wavelength behaviour. We discuss the geometrical origin of this super-Hubble suppression, pointing out that it is a simple reflection of adiabaticity, and hence argue that it will occur regardless of the matter content.

  3. Planar slot coupled microwave hybrid

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Petter, Jeffrey K. (Williston, VT)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A symmetrical 180.degree. microwave hybrid is constructed by opening a slot line in a ground plane below a conducting strip disposed on a dielectric substrate, creating a slot coupled conductor. Difference signals propagating on the slot coupled conductor are isolated on the slot line leaving sum signals to propagate on the microstrip. The difference signal is coupled from the slot line onto a second microstrip line for transmission to a desired location. The microstrip branches in a symmetrical fashion to provide the input/output ports of the 180.degree. hybrid. The symmetry of the device provides for balance and isolation between sum and difference signals, and provides an advantageous balance between the power handling capabilities and the bandwidth of the device.

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment south microwave Sample Search...

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    Process Christopher Marion Supervisor: Prof Kristian Waters Summary: microwaves) Optimization of the microwave pre-treatment process Assess the effect of the microwave pre......

  5. Airborne wireless communication systems, airborne communication methods, and communication methods

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Deaton, Juan D. (Menan, ID); Schmitt, Michael J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Jones, Warren F. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An airborne wireless communication system includes circuitry configured to access information describing a configuration of a terrestrial wireless communication base station that has become disabled. The terrestrial base station is configured to implement wireless communication between wireless devices located within a geographical area and a network when the terrestrial base station is not disabled. The circuitry is further configured, based on the information, to configure the airborne station to have the configuration of the terrestrial base station. An airborne communication method includes answering a 911 call from a terrestrial cellular wireless phone using an airborne wireless communication system.

  6. Modulated microwave microscopy and probes used therewith

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    Lai, Keji; Kelly, Michael; Shen, Zhi-Xun

    2012-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwave microscope including a probe tip electrode vertically positionable over a sample and projecting downwardly from the end of a cantilever. A transmission line connecting the tip electrode to the electronic control system extends along the cantilever and is separated from a ground plane at the bottom of the cantilever by a dielectric layer. The probe tip may be vertically tapped near or at the sample surface at a low frequency and the microwave signal reflected from the tip/sample interaction is demodulated at the low frequency. Alternatively, a low-frequency electrical signal is also a non-linear electrical element associated with the probe tip to non-linearly interact with the applied microwave signal and the reflected non-linear microwave signal is detected at the low frequency. The non-linear element may be semiconductor junction formed near the apex of the probe tip or be an FET formed at the base of a semiconducting tip.

  7. Continuous, real time microwave plasma element sensor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Woskov, P.P.; Smatlak, D.L.; Cohn, D.R.; Wittle, J.K.; Titus, C.H.; Surma, J.E.

    1995-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Microwave-induced plasma is described for continuous, real time trace element monitoring under harsh and variable conditions. The sensor includes a source of high power microwave energy and a shorted waveguide made of a microwave conductive, refractory material communicating with the source of the microwave energy to generate a plasma. The high power waveguide is constructed to be robust in a hot, hostile environment. It includes an aperture for the passage of gases to be analyzed and a spectrometer is connected to receive light from the plasma. Provision is made for real time in situ calibration. The spectrometer disperses the light, which is then analyzed by a computer. The sensor is capable of making continuous, real time quantitative measurements of desired elements, such as the heavy metals lead and mercury. 3 figs.

  8. Routing in heterogeneous wireless ad hoc networks

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    Cheekiralla, Sivaram M. S. L., 1980-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless ad hoc networks are used in several applications ranging from infrastructure monitoring to providing Internet connectivity to remote locations. A common assumption about these networks is that the devices that ...

  9. Epidemic Propagation In Overlaid Wireless Networks

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    Yanmaz, Evsen [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Witb tbe emergence of computer worms tbat can spread over air interfaces, wireless ad boc and sensor networks can be vulnerable to node compromises even if the deployed network is not connected to the backbone. Depending on the physical topology of the wireless network, even a single infected node can compromise the whole network. In this work, epidemic (e.g., worm) propagation in a static wireless network is studied, where a number of inCected mobile nodes are injected over the existing network. It is shown that the epidemic spread threshold and size depend on the physical topology of the underlying static wireless network as well as the mobility model employed by the infected mobile nodes. More specifically, results show that in a Cully-connected static wirelessnctwork targeted attacks are more effective, wbereas Cor a random topology random attacks can be sufficient to compromise the whole network.

  10. Transmission Power Management for Wireless Health Applications

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    Amini, Navid

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    channel and energy efficient topology design for wirelessChris Blondia Design of Energy Efficient Topologies forEnergy-Efficient Signal Processing in Wearable Embedded Systems: An Optimal Feature Selection Approach,” 2012 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design,

  11. Iterative Collision Resolution in Wireless Networks

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    Stuckman, Katherine Christine

    2013-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    With the growing popularity of smart phones and tablets, development of multimedia applications is on the rise. Speedy transmission of this massive amount information is already pushing the limits of the capacity of wireless networks...

  12. Virtual infrastructure for wireless ad hoc networks

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    Gilbert, Seth, 1976-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most significant challenges introduced by ad hoc networks is coping with the unpredictable deployment, uncertain reliability, and erratic communication exhibited by emerging wireless networks and devices. The ...

  13. Interference management in wireless cellular networks 

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    Burchardt, Harald Peter

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In wireless networks, there is an ever-increasing demand for higher system throughputs, along with growing expectation for all users to be available to multimedia and Internet services. This is especially difficult to ...

  14. Modeling and design of compact microwave components and systems for wireless communications and power transmission

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    Zepeda, Paola

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    -band. Measured insertion loss (IL) K-band loop is under 0.4dB. The K- and W-band antenna array measured broadside gains are 23.6dB at 24.125GHz and 25dB at 76.5GHz with return loss under 9.54dB from 24 to 24.4GHz and 12 dB from 75.1 to 77.3GHz, respectively. Also...

  15. Quantum Illumination at the Microwave Wavelengths

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    Shabir Barzanjeh; Saikat Guha; Christian Weedbrook; David Vitali; Jeffrey H. Shapiro; Stefano Pirandola

    2015-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum illumination is a quantum-optical sensing technique in which an entangled source is exploited to improve the detection of a low-reflectivity object that is immersed in a bright thermal background. Here we describe and analyze a system for applying this technique at microwave frequencies, a more appropriate spectral region for target detection than the optical, due to the naturally-occurring bright thermal background in the microwave regime. We use an electro-optomechanical converter to entangle microwave signal and optical idler fields, with the former being sent to probe the target region and the latter being retained at the source. The microwave radiation collected from the target region is then phase conjugated and upconverted into an optical field that is combined with the retained idler in a joint-detection quantum measurement. The error probability of this microwave quantum-illumination system, or quantum radar, is shown to be superior to that of any classical microwave radar of equal transmitted energy.

  16. New and Emerging Energy Efficient Wireless Protocols New and Emerging Energy Efficient Wireless

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    Jain, Raj

    New and Emerging Energy Efficient Wireless Protocols 1 of 12 New and Emerging Energy Efficient energy efficient wireless protocols. The benefits of each protocol are given, and then the different ways of conserving energy are compared. Key Words- Energy efficient protocols, energy efficiency, energy aware, low

  17. Low Frequency Wireless Communications Technology

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    Bartone, Erik J; Carbone, John F

    2004-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this project was to demonstrate Nxegen's real-time wireless electricity monitoring and load management technologies in selected commercial, industrial, and municipal end user facilities. The purpose of which is to demonstrate the ability for Nxegen's technology to collect real-time electricity data to a central location (Nxegen's Network Operation Center "NOC"), aggregate customer load profiles into portfolios of profiles, and be able to dispatch load curtailment commands from the NOC to individual customer loads to demonstrate the ability to integrate demand resources into the overall electric utility system for the purpose of; (1) improving overall system reliability, (2) reducing wholesale electric generation prices (locational marginal prices "LMP"), and (3) reducing congestion costs in energy constrained areas (southwest Connecticut).

  18. Implementing a wireless base station for a sensor network

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    Song, Heewon, 1977-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using wireless sensor networks for monitoring infrastructure is a new trend in civil engineering. Compared with traditional ways to monitor infrastructure, wireless sensor networks are cheap, safe, and compact. However, ...

  19. Direct Information Exchange in Wireless Networks: A Coding Perspective

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    Ozgul, Damla

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    the problem and reduce the stress on the wireless networks. One strategy to reduce the strain on the wireless networks is to utilize cooperative communication. The purpose of this thesis is to provide more efficient and reliable solutions for direct...

  20. Design & implementation of a wireless sensor prototyping kit

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    Hope, Jamison Roger

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent years, wireless sensor networks (WSN) has become an active area of research among computer scientists. In this work, JONA, a prototyping kit for wireless sensors, will be described. The intention of this kit is ...

  1. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SECURITY FOR MULTIHOP WIRELESS NETWORKS

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    Vaidya, Nitin

    ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SECURITY FOR MULTIHOP WIRELESS NETWORKS BY MATTHEW JEFFERSON MILLER B over wireless channels demands confidentiality and integrity. In the energy efficiency domain that marginal gains in battery energy density necessitate energy efficient protocols. In the security realm

  2. Enhancing spectrum utilization through cooperation and cognition in wireless systems

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    Rahul, Hariharan Shankar, 1975-

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have seen a proliferation of wireless technologies and devices in recent years. The resulting explosion of wireless demand has put immense pressure on available spectrum. Improving spectrum utilization is therefore ...

  3. THE FUTURE OF THE WIRELESS ART by Nikola Tesla

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    Cetiner, Bedri A.

    THE FUTURE OF THE WIRELESS ART by Nikola Tesla WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY & TELEPHONY By Walter W. Massie & Charles R. Underhill, 1908, pp. 67-71. Mr. Nikola Tesla, in a recent interview by the authors

  4. Dynamic channel allocation in satellite and wireless networks

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    Sun, Jun, 1975-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this thesis is to understand how to utilize wireless channels in a fair and efficient manner within a multi-users communication environment. We start by exploring the allocation of a single wireless downlink ...

  5. On-Demand Based Wireless Resources Trading for Green Communications

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    Cheng, Wenchi; Zhang, Hailin; Wang, Qiang

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of Green Communications is to reduce the energy consumption of the communication system as much as possible without compromising the quality of service (QoS) for users. An effective approach for Green Wireless Communications is On-Demand strategy, which scales power consumption with the volume and location of user demand. Applying the On-Demand Communications model, we propose a novel scheme -- Wireless Resource Trading, which characterizes the trading relationship among different wireless resources for a given number of performance metrics. According to wireless resource trading relationship, different wireless resources can be consumed for the same set of performance metrics. Therefore, to minimize the energy consumption for given performance metrics, we can trade the other type of wireless resources for the energy resource under the demanded performance metrics. Based on the wireless resource trading relationship, we derive the optimal energy-bandwidth and energy-time wireless resource trading ...

  6. Radio frequency circuits for wireless receiver front-ends

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    Xin, Chunyu

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The beginning of the 21st century sees great development and demands on wireless communication technologies. Wireless technologies, either based on a cable replacement or on a networked environment, penetrate our daily life more rapidly than ever...

  7. X-by-wireless: a novel approach to vehicle control

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    Hoelscher, David Louis

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    As the cost of wireless devices approaches zero, it becomes more feasible to replace wires with wireless communication. Vehicle wiring harnesses are traditionally wired to communicate both power and information simultaneously, resulting in separate...

  8. Power business Turning wireless power research into a top business

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    Auckland, University of

    to replace conventional slip rings in the turbines with its wireless technology. "The challenge with wind-generation

  9. Wireless Critical Process Control in oil and gas refinery plants

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    Savazzi, Stefano

    Wireless Critical Process Control in oil and gas refinery plants Stefano Savazzi1, Sergio Guardiano control in in- dustrial plants and oil/gas refineries. In contrast to wireline communication, wireless of an oil refinery is illustrated in Fig. 1: typical locations of wireless devices used for re- mote control

  10. Efficient Hybrid Key Agreement Protocol for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Wang, Yu

    Efficient Hybrid Key Agreement Protocol for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Xiang-Yang Li Yu Wang Ophir important aspects in ad-hoc wireless networks. To ensure the security, several cryptography protocols must efficient when applied to wireless ad-hoc networks. In this paper, we propose a key agreement protocol

  11. Brief Contributions________________________________________________________________________________ Topology Control of Ad Hoc Wireless

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    Wang, Lusheng

    ________________________________________________________________________________ Topology Control of Ad Hoc Wireless Networks for Energy Efficiency Maggie X. Cheng, Member, IEEE, Mihaela, Yinfeng Xu, and Ding-Zhu Du Abstract--In ad hoc wireless networks, to compute the transmission power-complete problem. In this paper, we consider the approximated solutions for the MENC problem in ad hoc wireless

  12. Topology Reconstruction and Characterisation of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Roughan, Matthew

    Topology Reconstruction and Characterisation of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Jon Arnold, Nigel Bean.sorell@adelaide.edu.au Abstract-- Wireless ad hoc networks provide a useful commu- nications infrastructure for the mobile Hoc Protocols, 802.11, Monitoring, Template Fitting, NS-2. I. INTRODUCTION Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

  13. Information Commons Help Desk Internet / Connectivity Wireless Access

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    Boonstra, Rudy

    Information Commons Help Desk Internet / Connectivity » Wireless Access ID #1912 Connecting in the Username and Password fields.5. Info Commons Help Desk - Connecting to the UofT wireless netwo... http://help on this entry Info Commons Help Desk - Connecting to the UofT wireless netwo... http://help

  14. University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Wireless Security Standard

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    Weber, David J.

    on building switch · All Access Points within the building to be contained in wireless VLAN Standard(sUniversity of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Wireless Security Standard Effective Date: 04/14/03 Purpose This standard establishes a framework for ensuring that wireless networking technologies deployed within

  15. Wireless

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

    competitive exercises for national and international customers. And we support cybersecurity and control systems programs for the departments of Homeland Security, Energy and...

  16. Global estimation of precipitation using opaque microwave bands

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    Chen, Frederick Wey-Min, 1975-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes the use of opaque microwave bands for global estimation of precipitation rate. An algorithm was developed for estimating instantaneous precipitation rate for the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) ...

  17. Microwave vs. Electric Kettle: Which Appliance Is in Hot Water...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Microwave vs. Electric Kettle: Which Appliance Is in Hot Water in EnergyFaceoff Round 4? Microwave vs. Electric Kettle: Which Appliance Is in Hot Water in EnergyFaceoff Round 4?...

  18. Microwave off-gas treatment apparatus and process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Schulz, Rebecca L. (Aiken, SC); Clark, David E. (Gainesville, FL); Wicks, George G. (North Aiken, SC)

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention discloses a microwave off-gas system in which microwave energy is used to treat gaseous waste. A treatment chamber is used to remediate off-gases from an emission source by passing the off-gases through a susceptor matrix, the matrix being exposed to microwave radiation. The microwave radiation and elevated temperatures within the combustion chamber provide for significant reductions in the qualitative and quantitative emissions of the gas waste stream.

  19. Microwave accelerator E-beam pumped laser

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    Brau, Charles A. (Los Alamos, NM); Stein, William E. (Los Alamos, NM); Rockwood, Stephen D. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A device and method for pumping gaseous lasers by means of a microwave accelerator. The microwave accelerator produces a relativistic electron beam which is applied along the longitudinal axis of the laser through an electron beam window. The incident points of the electron beam on the electron beam window are varied by deflection coils to enhance the cooling characteristics of the foil. A thyratron is used to reliably modulate the microwave accelerator to produce electron beam pulses which excite the laser medium to produce laser pulse repetition frequencies not previously obtainable. An aerodynamic window is also disclosed which eliminates foil heating problems, as well as a magnetic bottle for reducing laser cavity length and pressures while maintaining efficient energy deposition.

  20. An Access Etiquette for VeryWide Wireless Bands \\Lambda Rodrigo Garces , J.J. GarciaLunaAceves

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Alto, CA 94303, USA raphael.rom@eng.sun.com and Department of Electrical Engineering Technion, Israel­64 GHz unlicensed band to allow sys­ tems from different manufacturers with different physical and medium rates currently available to a fixed user through fiber optic cable. How­ ever, equipment may

  1. An Access Etiquette for Very-Wide Wireless Bands Rodrigo Garces , J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Alto, CA 94303, USA raphael.rom@eng.sun.com and Department of Electrical Engineering Technion, Israel," for the ¡£¢ -¤£¥ GHz unlicensed band to allow sys- tems from different manufacturers with different physical and medium. This would extend the data rates currently available to a fixed user through fiber optic cable. How- ever

  2. An Access Etiquette for Very-Wide Wireless Bands Rodrigo Garces , J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

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    Rom, Raphi

    , USA raphael.rom@eng.sun.com and Department of Electrical Engineering Technion, Israel Abstract We unlicensed band to allow sys- tems from different manufacturers with different physical and medium rates currently available to a fixed user through fiber optic cable. How- ever, equipment may

  3. An access etiquette for very-wide wireless bands R. Garcesa,*, J.J. Garcia-Luna-Acevesb

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    , 901 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA d Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion," for the 59­64 GHz unlicensed band to allow systems from different manufacturers with different physical cable. However, equipment may not be operated on this band, until an etiquette has been defined for its

  4. Apparatus for microwave heat treatment of manufactured components

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    Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for heat treating manufactured components using microwave energy and microwave susceptor material. Heat treating medium such as eutectic salts may be employed. A fluidized bed introduces process gases which may include carburizing or nitriding gases. The process may be operated in a batch mode or continuous process mode. A microwave heating probe may be used to restart a frozen eutectic salt bath.

  5. Methods for microwave heat treatment of manufactured components

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ripley, Edward B. (Knoxville, TN)

    2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for heat treating manufactured components using microwave energy and microwave susceptor material. Heat treating medium such as eutectic salts may be employed. A fluidized bed introduces process gases which may include carburizing or nitriding gases. The process may be operated in a batch mode or continuous process mode. A microwave heating probe may be used to restart a frozen eutectic salt bath.

  6. Wireless Demand Response Controls for HVAC Systems

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    Federspiel, Clifford

    2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The objectives of this scoping study were to develop and test control software and wireless hardware that could enable closed-loop, zone-temperature-based demand response in buildings that have either pneumatic controls or legacy digital controls that cannot be used as part of a demand response automation system. We designed a SOAP client that is compatible with the Demand Response Automation Server (DRAS) being used by the IOUs in California for their CPP program, design the DR control software, investigated the use of cellular routers for connecting to the DRAS, and tested the wireless DR system with an emulator running a calibrated model of a working building. The results show that the wireless DR system can shed approximately 1.5 Watts per design CFM on the design day in a hot, inland climate in California while keeping temperatures within the limits of ASHRAE Standard 55: Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.

  7. Microwave joining of SiC

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    Silberglitt, R.; Ahmad, I.; Tian, Y.L. [FM Technologies, Inc., Fairfax, VA (United States)] [and others

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this work is to optimize the properties of SiC-SiC joints made using microwave energy. The current focus is on identification of the most effective joining methods for scale-up to large tube assemblies, including joining using SiC produced in situ from chemical precursors. During FY 1996, a new microwave applicator was designed, fabricated and tested that provides the capability for vacuum baking of the specimens and insulation and for processing under inert environment. This applicator was used to join continuous fiber-reinforced (CFCC) SiC/SiC composites using a polymer precursor to form a SiC interlayer in situ.

  8. IEEE 802.11ah: Advantages in Standards and Further Challenges for Sub 1 GHz Wi-Fi

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    Langendoen, Koen

    -Fi, smart grid, IoT, M2M. I. INTRODUCTION It is widely accepted that the dominant indoor (wireless) network phones, thus increasing the competition for unlicensed wireless access in the ISM band. Smart grid to highly congested wireless access systems. In addition, the deployment of wireless smart meter devices

  9. ULTRA SECURE HIGH RELIABILITY WIRELESS RADIATION MONITOR

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    Cordaro, J.; Shull, D.; Farrar, M.; Reeves, G.

    2011-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiation monitoring in nuclear facilities is essential to safe operation of the equipment as well as protecting personnel. In specific, typical air monitoring of radioactive gases or particulate involves complex systems of valves, pumps, piping and electronics. The challenge is to measure a representative sample in areas that are radioactively contaminated. Running cables and piping to these locations is very expensive due to the containment requirements. Penetration into and out of an airborne or containment area is complex and costly. The process rooms are built with thick rebar-enforced concrete walls with glove box containment chambers inside. Figure 1 shows high temperature radiation resistance cabling entering the top of a typical glove box. In some case, the entire processing area must be contained in a 'hot cell' where the only access into the chamber is via manipulators. An example is shown in Figure 2. A short range wireless network provides an ideal communication link for transmitting the data from the radiation sensor to a 'clean area', or area absent of any radiation fields or radioactive contamination. Radiation monitoring systems that protect personnel and equipment must meet stringent codes and standards due to the consequences of failure. At first glance a wired system would seem more desirable. Concerns with wireless communication include latency, jamming, spoofing, man in the middle attacks, and hacking. The Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has developed a prototype wireless radiation air monitoring system that address many of the concerns with wireless and allows quick deployment in radiation and contamination areas. It is stand alone and only requires a standard 120 VAC, 60 Hz power source. It is designed to be mounted or portable. The wireless link uses a National Security Agency (NSA) Suite B compliant wireless network from Fortress Technologies that is considered robust enough to be used for classified data transmission in place of NSA Type 1 devices.

  10. International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating Nottingham, UK, September 2013 Scaling Up Reactors for Microwave-Assisted

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    Yakovlev, Vadim

    2013 316 Scaling Up Reactors for Microwave-Assisted Chemistry via ANN Optimization Andrew O. Holmesa by demonstrating that a particular microwave reactor can be designed with the help of computer optimization optimization technique to a microwave reactor. This technique is used here to optimize the geometry of a system

  11. Consort: NodeConsort: Node--constrainedconstrained Opportunistic Routing in WirelessOpportunistic Routing in Wireless

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    Xue, Guoliang

    on Mobile Computing, 2003. K. W. Choi, W. S. Jeon, and D. G. Jeong, "Efficient Load-Aware Routing Scheme. Sankar and Z. Liu, "Maximum Lifetime Routing in Wireless Ad- hoc Networks," IEEE INFOCOM'04. P. P. Pham

  12. Tags, wireless communication systems, tag communication methods, and wireless communications methods

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    Scott; Jeff W. (Pasco, WA), Pratt; Richard M. (Richland, WA)

    2006-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Tags, wireless communication systems, tag communication methods, and wireless communications methods are described. In one aspect, a tag includes a plurality of antennas configured to receive a plurality of first wireless communication signals comprising data from a reader, a plurality of rectifying circuits coupled with. respective individual ones of the antennas and configured to provide rectified signals corresponding to the first wireless communication signals, wherein the rectified signals are combined to produce a composite signal, an adaptive reference circuit configured to vary a reference signal responsive to the composite signal, a comparator coupled with the adaptive reference circuit and the rectifying circuits and configured to compare the composite signal with respect to the reference signal and to output the data responsive to the comparison, and processing circuitry configured to receive the data from the comparator and to process the data.

  13. Optimized ECR plasma apparatus with varied microwave window thickness

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    Berry, L.A.

    1995-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention describes a technique to control the radial profile of microwave power in an ECR plasma discharge. In order to provide for a uniform plasma density to a specimen, uniform energy absorption by the plasma is desired. By controlling the radial profile of the microwave power transmitted through the microwave window of a reactor, the profile of the transmitted energy to the plasma can be controlled in order to have uniform energy absorption by the plasma. An advantage of controlling the profile using the window transmission characteristics is that variations to the radial profile of microwave power can be made without changing the microwave coupler or reactor design. 9 figs.

  14. Preliminary separation of galactic and cosmic microwave emission for the COBE Differential Microwave Radiometer

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    Bennet, C.L.; Smoot, G.F.; Hinshaw, G.; Wright, E.L.; Kogut, A.; De Amici, G.; Meyer, S.S.; Weiss, R.; Wilkinson, D.T.; Gulkis, S. (NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States) Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, CA (United States) California, University, Berkeley (United States) Universities Space Research Association, Boulder, CO (United States) California, University, Los Angeles (United States) MIT, Cambridge, MA (United States) Princeton University, NJ (United States) JPL, Pasadena, Ca (United States))

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Preliminary models of microwave emission from the Milky Way Galaxy based on COBE and other data are constructed for the purpose of distinguishing cosmic and Galactic signals. Differential Microwave Radiometer (DMR) maps, with the modeled Galactic emission removed, are fitted for a quadrupole distribution. Autocorrelation functions for individual Galactic components are presented. When Galactic emission is removed from the DMR data, the residual fluctuations are virtually unaffected, and therefore they are not dominated by any known Galactic emission component. 42 refs.

  15. Policy #3310 Allowance for Usage of Personal Mobile Devices and Wireless Service for University Business 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

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    with a wireless service allowance must maintain an active wireless service contract for the life of the allowance

  16. Microwave Sensors Active and David G. Long

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    Long, David G.

    waves up through high energy gamma waves. Microwaves extend over an important part of the elec be classified as either passive (radiometers) or active (radars). Each sensor class provides unique insight instruments can be divided into two broad classes: pas- sive, known as radiometers, and active, known

  17. Farinon microwave end of life cycle

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    Poe, R.C.

    1996-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This engineering report evaluates alternatives for the replacement of the Farinon microwave radio system. The system is beyond its expected life cycle and has decreasing maintainability. Principal applications supported by the Farinon system are two electrical utility monitor and control systems, the Integrated Transfer Trip System (ITTS), and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.

  18. MICROWAVE PHOTOREACTOR FOR PHOTOCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS Milan Hajeka

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    Cirkva, Vladimir

    and a IR pyrometer or fiber optic thermometer (Nortech), according to Figure 1. A round part (200 mm of the reaction mixture is monitored by the IR pyrometer or fiber optic thermometer. The MW photoreactor has been scientific discipline and microwave (MW) irradiation represents a new way to increase the efficiency of many

  19. Environmental assessment: South microwave communication facilities

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    Not Available

    1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain eight microwave repeater stations in southwestern Colorado, southeastern Utah, and northern Arizona, in order to meet the minimum fade criteria established by the Western Systems Coordinating Council (WSCC) for the operation and protection of electric power systems. The proposed microwave facilities would increase the reliability of communication. This environmental assessment (EA) describes the existing environmental conditions and the impacts from construction of the eight microwave communication facilities. The EA was prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), and the Department of Energy Guidelines (52 FR 47662, December 15, 1987). The proposed project would consist of constructing eight microwave facilities, each of which would include a self-supported lattice tower, an equipment building, a propane tank, distribution lines to provide electric power to the sites, and access roads to the sites. The facilities would be constructed in San Miguel and Montezuma Counties in Colorado, San Juan County, Utah, and Navajo, Apache, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties in Arizona. 20 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Planar controlled zone microwave plasma system

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    Ripley, Edward B. (Knoxville, TN); Seals, Roland D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Morrell, Jonathan S. (Knoxvlle, TN)

    2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method for initiating a process gas plasma. A conductive plate having a plurality of conductive fingers is positioned in a microwave applicator. An arc forms between the conductive fingers to initiate the formation of a plasma. A transport mechanism may convey process materials through the plasma. A spray port may be provided to expel processed materials.

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - ad hoc wireless Sample Search Results

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

    wireless Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: ad hoc wireless Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Sum-of-Sinusoid channel models for wireless...

  2. Ubiquitous communications for wireless personal area networks in a heterogeneous environment 

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    Ma, Junkang

    2010-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The widespread use of wireless technologies has led to a tremendous development in wireless communication systems. Currently, an individual mobile user may carry multiple personal devices with multiple wireless interfaces, ...

  3. Multiagent coordination in microgrids via wireless networks

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    Hao Liang; Atef Abdrabou

    The future smart grid is expected to be an integration of intelligent microgrids featured by localized electricity generation, storage, and consumption. Wireless communication is a promising means to facilitate pervasive microgrid monitoring and control at a high flexibility and low deployment cost

  4. Applications of Industrial Wireless Sensor Milan Erdelj

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ...................................... 10 1.3.2.2 Hazard ........................................ 10 1.3.2.3 Security manuscript, published in "Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: Applications, Protocols, and Standards CRC the problems of air, water (together with waste water) pollution, but covers the production material pollution

  5. Software Update Recovery for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Sreenan, Cormac J.

    mechanism that uses loss-of- control to provide high-reliability, low energy, software updates, includingSoftware Update Recovery for Wireless Sensor Networks Stephen Brown1 and Cormac J. Sreenan2 1 Laboratory, University College Cork, Ireland Abstract. Updating software over the network is important

  6. Wireless networks and mobile Ivan Stojmenovic

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Stojmenovic, Ivan

    medium #12;Nikola Tesla 1856-1943 · The Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, and scientist for long distance transfers · Polyphase motors to use the current · Built the world's first hydroelectric plant at Niagara Falls 1895 #12;Nikola Tesla's inventions · Radio/wireless transmission · US Supreme

  7. TESLA'S VISION OF THE WIRELESS GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

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    Trajkovic, Ljiljana

    , at an AIEE meeting in New York, Tesla presented a lecture entitled "A New System of Alternate Current MotorsTESLA'S VISION OF THE WIRELESS GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS Ljiljana Trajkovi Communication Networks;March 12, 2004 Kwantlen College Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University 2 Road map Tesla in 1890's

  8. Radioactive Target Detection Using Wireless Sensor Network

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    Zhang, Tonglin

    . By using the physical law for nuclear radiation isotopes, this chapter proposes a statistical method for wireless sensor network data to detect and locate a hidden nuclear target in a large study area. The method shown that the proposed method is effective and efficient in detection and location of the nuclear

  9. Energy Cooperation in Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications

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    Ulukus, Sennur

    Energy Cooperation in Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications Berk Gurakan1 , Omur Ozel1 , Jing node, a relay node and a destination node where the source and the relay can harvest energy from the nature. Energy required for communication arrives (is harvested) at the transmitter and an unlimited

  10. Wireless LAN Security April 24, 2007

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    Gao, Jie

    , and in the carelessness and ignorance that exists at the user and corporate IT level. Cracking methods have become much more sophisticated and innovative with wireless. Cracking has become much easier and more accessible in that proprietary company information is exposed and now there could exist a link from one company to the other

  11. Communication in automation, including networking and wireless

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Communication in automation, including networking and wireless Nicholas Kottenstette and Panos J and networking in automation is given. Digital communication fundamentals are reviewed and networked control are presented. 1 Introduction 1.1 Why communication is necessary in automated systems Automated systems use

  12. Multiagent Coordination in Microgrids via Wireless Networks

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    Shen, Xuemin "Sherman"

    is indispensable to incorporate more distributed energy resource (DER) units, such as the distributed generation load (or generator) or islanded as a self-sustained power system, which significantly simplifies by localized elec- tricity generation, storage, and consumption. Wireless communication is a promising means

  13. Partially Controlled Deployment Strategies for Wireless Sensors

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    Santi, Paolo

    be formed and used in several application scenarios: smart home environ- ments, intrusion detection a certain set of grid-like strategies that reflect the (one- or two-dimensional) symmetry of the region years. By con- necting tiny, smart sensor nodes by means of wireless transceivers, large WSNs Part

  14. Wireless Link Scheduling under Physical Interference Model

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    Jia, Xiaohua

    approximation algorithms for link scheduling with or without power control. Index Terms--Link schedulingWireless Link Scheduling under Physical Interference Model Peng-Jun Wan, Ophir Frieder, Xiaohua Jia: jia@cs.cityu.edu.hk, csfyao@cityu.edu.hk Abstract--Link scheduling is a fundamental problem in multi

  15. Graphene-enabled Wireless Communication Networks

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    Graphene-enabled Wireless Communication Networks at the Nanoscale 1 Ignacio Llatser Nanonetworking;Graphene Honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms 2-dimensional material Discovered by A. K. Geim and K. S. Novoselov 9 Graphene G. Liu, W. Stillman, S. Rumyantsev, Q. Shao, M. Shur, A. A. Balandin, "Low

  16. Broadband Wireless Cognitive Radio-I

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    Tuðcu, Tuna

    spectrum usage! #12;CMPE 591 - Broadband Wireless Networks 6 Cognitive Radio "Cognitive Radio" is the key portions of the spectrum is available and detect the presence of licensed users when a user operates in a licensed band. (Spectrum Sensing) 2. Select the best available channel. (Spectrum Decision) 3. Coordinate

  17. Green Wireless Cognition: Future Efficient Spectrum Sharing

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    Shihada, Basem

    Underwater Vehicles The project aims to develop an unmanned fully autonomous under water vehicles (UWV Spectrum Wireless Sensor in Underwater Networks * Bell's Law of Computer Classes formulated by Gordon Bell the challenges of underwater communications by an integration of sensor and multihop networks. Human

  18. Improving spectrum sensing and multiuser cooperation in wireless cognitive radio networks.

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    Song, Chengqi

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Nowadays wireless spectrum resource is more and more scarce because most wireless spectrum bands have been allocated to licensed users, however measurements show that many… (more)

  19. Apparatus and method for microwave processing of materials

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    Johnson, A.C.; Lauf, R.J.; Bible, D.W.; Markunas, R.J.

    1996-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a variable frequency microwave heating apparatus designed to allow modulation of the frequency of the microwaves introduced into a furnace cavity for testing or other selected applications. The variable frequency heating apparatus is used in the method of the present invention to monitor the resonant processing frequency within the furnace cavity depending upon the material, including the state thereof, from which the workpiece is fabricated. The variable frequency microwave heating apparatus includes a microwave signal generator and a high-power microwave amplifier or a microwave voltage-controlled oscillator. A power supply is provided for operation of the high-power microwave oscillator or microwave amplifier. A directional coupler is provided for detecting the direction and amplitude of signals incident upon and reflected from the microwave cavity. A first power meter is provided for measuring the power delivered to the microwave furnace. A second power meter detects the magnitude of reflected power. Reflected power is dissipated in the reflected power load. 10 figs.

  20. Apparatus and method for microwave processing of materials

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Johnson, Arvid C. (Lake in the Hills, IL); Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Bible, Don W. (Clinton, TN); Markunas, Robert J. (Chapel Hill, NC)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A variable frequency microwave heating apparatus (10) designed to allow modulation of the frequency of the microwaves introduced into a furnace cavity (34) for testing or other selected applications. The variable frequency heating apparatus (10) is used in the method of the present invention to monitor the resonant processing frequency within the furnace cavity (34) depending upon the material, including the state thereof, from which the workpiece (36) is fabricated. The variable frequency microwave heating apparatus (10) includes a microwave signal generator (12) and a high-power microwave amplifier (20) or a microwave voltage-controlled oscillator (14). A power supply (22) is provided for operation of the high-power microwave oscillator (14) or microwave amplifier (20). A directional coupler (24) is provided for detecting the direction and amplitude of signals incident upon and reflected from the microwave cavity (34). A first power meter (30) is provided for measuring the power delivered to the microwave furnace (32). A second power meter (26) detects the magnitude of reflected power. Reflected power is dissipated in the reflected power load (28).

  1. Final Scientific Report - Wireless and Sensing Solutions Advancing Industrial Efficiency

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    Budampati, Rama; McBrady, Adam; Nusseibeh, Fouad

    2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The project team's goal for the Wireless and Sensing Solution Advancing Industrial Efficiency award (DE-FC36-04GO14002) was to develop, demonstrate, and test a number of leading edge technologies that could enable the emergence of wireless sensor and sampling systems for the industrial market space. This effort combined initiatives in advanced sensor development, configurable sampling and deployment platforms, and robust wireless communications to address critical obstacles in enabling enhanced industrial efficiency.

  2. Microsoft Word - Wireless Automation World for OE FINAL.doc

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

    Automation World Features New White Paper on Wireless Security, Interviews Authors April 16, 2009 The April 2009 issue of Automation World magazine features the white paper...

  3. Planning Wireless Networks with Demand Uncertainty using Robust ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2011-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract An optimal planning of future wireless networks is fundamental to satisfy rising traffic ..... COST 231. Urban micro cell measurements and building data.

  4. Power and spectrum efficient communications in wireless ad hoc networks

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    Qu, Qi

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ephremides, “Joint Scheduling and Power Control for WirelessOptimal Power Control, Scheduling, and Routing in UWBDistributed Joint Scheduling and Power Control Algorithm for

  5. Wireless Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging

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

    (contd.) * Wireless power transfer using magnetic resonance coupling of air core transformer. - Power converter to regulate and drive resonant coil system - Simple uncontrolled...

  6. Nonlinear multiferroic phase shifters for microwave frequencies

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    Ustinov, Alexey B.; Kalinikos, Boris A. [Department of Physical Electronics and Technology, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, St. Petersburg 197376 (Russian Federation); Srinivasan, G. [Department of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 48309 (United States)

    2014-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A nonlinear microwave phase shifter based on a planar multiferroic composite has been studied. The multiferroic structure is fabricated in the form of a bilayer consisting of yttrium iron garnet and barium strontium titanate. The principle of operation of the device is based on the linear and nonlinear control of the phase shift of the hybrid spin-electromagnetic waves propagating in the bilayer. The linear control is realized with magnetic and electric fields. The nonlinear control is provided by the input power of microwave signal. The device showed a nonlinear phase shift up to 250°, electric field induced phase shift up to 330°, and magnetic field induced phase shift of more than 180°.

  7. Hybrid Microwave-Cavity Heat Engine

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    Christian Bergenfeldt; Peter Samuelsson; Björn Sothmann; Christian Flindt; Markus Büttiker

    2014-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose and analyze the use of hybrid microwave cavities as quantum heat engines. A possible realization consists of two macroscopically separated quantum dot conductors coupled capacitively to the fundamental mode of a microwave cavity. We demonstrate that an electrical current can be induced in one conductor through cavity-mediated processes by heating up the other conductor. The heat engine can reach Carnot efficiency with optimal conversion of heat to work. When the system delivers the maximum power, the efficiency can be a large fraction of the Carnot efficiency. The heat engine functions even with moderate electronic relaxation and dephasing in the quantum dots. We provide detailed estimates for the electrical current and output power using realistic parameters.

  8. Cosmic Microwave Background: Past, Future, and Present

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    Scott Dodelson

    1999-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    I explain the origin and evolution of anisotropies in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and argue that upcoming experiments will measure cosmological and fundamental parameters very accurately. Most of the paper focuses on present data, which strongly suggest that the universe is flat. Several arguments are given to prove that present data sets are not contaminated by systematics. New techniques to compare different experiments visually are introduced. These are illustrated for two years of the MSAM and Python experiments.

  9. ARM - Measurement - Microwave narrowband brightness temperature

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc Documentation RUC : XDCResearch Relatedcontent ARM Data DiscoverygovMeasurementsMicrowave

  10. Quantum and Wave Dynamical Chaos in Superconducting Microwave Billiards

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    B. Dietz; A. Richter

    2015-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Experiments with superconducting microwave cavities have been performed in our laboratory for more than two decades. The purpose of the present article is to recapitulate some of the highlights achieved. We briefly review (i) results obtained with flat, cylindrical microwave resonators, so-called microwave billiards, concerning the universal fluctuation properties of the eigenvalues of classically chaotic systems with no, a threefold and a broken symmetry; (ii) summarize our findings concerning the wave-dynamical chaos in three-dimensional microwave cavities; (iii) present a new approach for the understanding of the phenomenon of dynamical tunneling which was developed on the basis of experiments that were performed recently with unprecedented precision, and finally, (iv) give an insight into an ongoing project, where we investigate universal properties of (artificial) graphene with superconducting microwave photonic crystals that are enclosed in a microwave resonator, i.e., so-called Dirac billiards.

  11. Quantum and Wave Dynamical Chaos in Superconducting Microwave Billiards

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    B. Dietz; A. Richter

    2015-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Experiments with superconducting microwave cavities have been performed in our laboratory for more than two decades. The purpose of the present article is to recapitulate some of the highlights achieved. We briefly review (i) results obtained with flat, cylindrical microwave resonators, so-called microwave billiards, concerning the universal fluctuation properties of the eigenvalues of classically chaotic systems with no, a threefold and a broken symmetry; (ii) summarize our findings concerning the wave-dynamical chaos in three-dimensional microwave cavities; (iii) present a new approach for the understanding of the phenomenon of dynamical tunneling which was developed on the basis of experiments that were performed recently with unprecedented precision, and finally, (iv) give an insight into an ongoing project, where we investigate universal properties of (artificial) graphene with superconducting microwave photonic crystals that are enclosed in a microwave resonator, i.e., so-called Dirac billiards.

  12. Issues in microwave power systems engineering

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    Dickinson, R.M. [California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The key issues in microwave power system engineering are beam safety, frequency allocation, and affordability. These major issues are presented, discussed, and suggestions for resolving them are offered. The issue of beam safety can be captured in the phrase ``Fear of Frying.`` Can a properly engineered beamed power safety system allay the public perception of microwave radiation dangers? Openness, visibility, and education may be keys to resolving this issue satisfactorily. ``Not in my Spectrum`` is a phrase that is frequently encountered in connection with the issue of where can the microwave power beam frequency be located. International cooperation may provide a part of the solution to this issue. ``Wow, that much?`` is a phrase encountered when dealing with the issue of economic affordability of large beamed power systems. A phased engineering approach for multiple uses even during construction is presented to aid in garnering revenue during the system build phase. Also, dual mode dc-RF converters are encouraged for bi-directional power flow utility and economies of scale in production.

  13. Joining of thermoplastic substrates by microwaves

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    Paulauskas, Felix L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Meek, Thomas T. (Knoxville, TN)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for joining two or more items having surfaces of thermoplastic material includes the steps of depositing an electrically-conductive material upon the thermoplastic surface of at least one of the items, and then placing the other of the two items adjacent the one item so that the deposited material is in intimate contact with the surfaces of both the one and the other items. The deposited material and the thermoplastic surfaces contacted thereby are then exposed to microwave radiation so that the thermoplastic surfaces in contact with the deposited material melt, and then pressure is applied to the two items so that the melted thermoplastic surfaces fuse to one another. Upon discontinuance of the exposure to the microwave energy, and after permitting the thermoplastic surfaces to cool from the melted condition, the two items are joined together by the fused thermoplastic surfaces. The deposited material has a thickness which is preferably no greater than a skin depth, .delta..sub.s, which is related to the frequency of the microwave radiation and characteristics of the deposited material in accordance with an equation.

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - argon microwave plasma Sample Search Results

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

    Vortex Stabilization of Microwave PlasmaMicrowave... Plasma a b 2 1 3 5 4 6 7 1- quartz tube of microwave plasma torch; 2 -original tangential gas feeder; 3... Numerical Simulation...

  15. Wireless energy transfer between anisotropic metamaterials shells

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    Díaz-Rubio, Ana; Carbonell, Jorge; Sánchez-Dehesa, José, E-mail: jsdehesa@upv.es

    2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The behavior of strongly coupled Radial Photonic Crystals shells is investigated as a potential alternative to transfer electromagnetic energy wirelessly. These sub-wavelength resonant microstructures, which are based on anisotropic metamaterials, can produce efficient coupling phenomena due to their high quality factor. A configuration of selected constitutive parameters (permittivity and permeability) is analyzed in terms of its resonant characteristics. The coupling to loss ratio between two coupled resonators is calculated as a function of distance, the maximum (in excess of 300) is obtained when the shells are separated by three times their radius. Under practical conditions an 83% of maximum power transfer has been also estimated. -- Highlights: •Anisotropic metamaterial shells exhibit high quality factors and sub-wavelength size. •Exchange of electromagnetic energy between shells with high efficiency is analyzed. •Strong coupling is supported with high wireless transfer efficiency. •End-to-end energy transfer efficiencies higher than 83% can be predicted.

  16. Analyzing Options for Airborne Emergency Wireless Communications

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    Michael Schmitt; Juan Deaton; Curt Papke; Shane Cherry

    2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the event of large-scale natural or manmade catastrophic events, access to reliable and enduring commercial communication systems is critical. Hurricane Katrina provided a recent example of the need to ensure communications during a national emergency. To ensure that communication demands are met during these critical times, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) under the guidance of United States Strategic Command has studied infrastructure issues, concerns, and vulnerabilities associated with an airborne wireless communications capability. Such a capability could provide emergency wireless communications until public/commercial nodes can be systematically restored. This report focuses on the airborne cellular restoration concept; analyzing basic infrastructure requirements; identifying related infrastructure issues, concerns, and vulnerabilities and offers recommended solutions.

  17. MARGINAL EXPENSE OIL WELL WIRELESS SURVEILLANCE MEOWS

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    Mason M. Medizade; John R. Ridgely; Donald G. Nelson

    2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A marginal expense oil well wireless surveillance system to monitor system performance and production from rod-pumped wells in real time from wells operated by Vaquero Energy in the Edison Field, Main Area of Kern County in California has been successfully designed and field tested. The surveillance system includes a proprietary flow sensor, a programmable transmitting unit, a base receiver and receiving antenna, and a base station computer equipped with software to interpret the data. First, the system design is presented. Second, field data obtained from three wells is shown. Results of the study show that an effective, cost competitive, real-time wireless surveillance system can be introduced to oil fields across the United States and the world.

  18. Wireless boundary monitor system and method

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    Haynes, Howard D. (Knoxville, TN); Ayers, Curtis W. (Kingston, TN)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A wireless boundary monitor system used to monitor the integrity of a boundary surrounding an area uses at least two housings having at least one transmitting means for emitting ultrasonic pressure waves to a medium. Each of the housings has a plurality of receiving means for sensing the pressure waves in the medium. The transmitting means and the receiving means of each housing are aimable and communicably linked. At least one of the housings is equipped with a local alarm means for emitting a first alarm indication whereby, when the pressure waves propagating from a transmitting means to a receiving means are sufficiently blocked by an object a local alarm means or a remote alarm means or a combination thereof emit respective alarm indications. The system may be reset either manually or automatically. This wireless boundary monitor system has useful applications in both indoor and outdoor environments.

  19. Wireless boundary monitor system and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Haynes, H.D.; Ayers, C.W.

    1997-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A wireless boundary monitor system used to monitor the integrity of a boundary surrounding an area uses at least two housings having at least one transmitting means for emitting ultrasonic pressure waves to a medium. Each of the housings has a plurality of receiving means for sensing the pressure waves in the medium. The transmitting means and the receiving means of each housing are aimable and communicably linked. At least one of the housings is equipped with a local alarm means for emitting a first alarm indication whereby, when the pressure waves propagating from a transmitting means to a receiving means are sufficiently blocked by an object a local alarm means or a remote alarm means or a combination thereof emit respective alarm indications. The system may be reset either manually or automatically. This wireless boundary monitor system has useful applications in both indoor and outdoor environments. 4 figs.

  20. Microwave-Assisted Ignition for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency

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    DeFilippo, Anthony Cesar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    J. B. (1988) Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals.novel microwave internal combustion engine ignition source,in the Internal Combustion Engine." SAE Technical Paper

  1. Hydrogen recovery from extraterrestrial materials using microwave energy

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    Tucker, D.S.; Vaniman, D.T.; Anderson, J.L.; Clinard, F.W. Jr.; Feber, R.C. Jr.; Frost, H.M.; Meek, T.T.; Wallace, T.C.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The feasibility of recovering hydrogen from extraterrestrial materials (lunar and Martian soils, asteroids) using microwave energy is presented. Reasons for harvesting and origins and locations of hydrogen are reviewed. Problems of hydrogen recovery are discussed in terms of hydrogen release characteristics and microwave coupling to insulating materials. From results of studies of hydrogen diffusivities (oxides, glasses) and tritium release (oxides) as well as studies of microwave coupling to ilmenite, alkali basalt and ceramic oxides it is concluded that using microwave energy in hydrogen recovery from extraterrestrial materials could be the basis for a workable process.

  2. Method and apparatus for thickness measurement using microwaves

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    Woskov, Paul (Bedford, MA) [Bedford, MA; Lamar, David A. (West Richland, WA) [West Richland, WA

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The method for measuring the thickness of a material which transmits a detectable amount of microwave radiation includes irradiating the material with coherent microwave radiation tuned over a frequency range. Reflected microwave radiation is detected, the reflected radiation having maxima and minima over the frequency range as a result of coherent interference of microwaves reflected from reflecting surfaces of the material. The thickness of the material is determined from the period of the maxima and minima along with knowledge of the index of refraction of the material.

  3. advanced microwave circuits: Topics by E-print Network

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

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

  4. Microwave-Assisted Ignition for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency

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    DeFilippo, Anthony Cesar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Emissions from HCCI Engines using a Consistent 3-Zoneof Microwave Plasma Combustion Engine (Part I: Concept ofPlasma Combustion Engine (Part II: Engine Performance of

  5. Wireless Networks A Cross-layer Perspective

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    Libre de Bruxelles, Université

    214BC Great wall built by Shih Huang-Ti Fire towers to serve as alarms 500km (Great Wall to Hsien-yang) in 2 hours Transmission bandwidth 10-4 bits/s #12;A Brief History of Wireless Claude Chappe and the semaphore Played a key role in french revolution A tower for every 20km from Lille to Paris in 1792 Part

  6. Hierarchical implementation of a wireless communications system

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    Mayhugh, Terry L

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Implementafion Method. 1. 3 Literature Survey. 2 9 11 II TRANSCEIVER SYSTEM-LEVEL DESIGN AND MODELING. . . . . . 15 2. 1 2. 2 2. 3 2. 4 The Personal Communications System. System Specifications . 15 19 Wireless Communicafions Channel Description... 366 IX EXPER~AL RESULTS . 372 9. 1 9. 2 9. 3 9. 4 9. 5 9. 6 9. 7 9. 8 9. 9 Testing Strategy Convolutional Encoder . 64-Ary Modulator . Long-Code Sequence Generator and Spreader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I and Q Channel Sequence...

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced microwave scanning Sample Search...

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

    measurements. Near-field microwave reflectometer... -field microwave probe and signal processing section. This automated scanning 12;platform is easy to use... scanning...

  8. E-Print Network 3.0 - active microwave medium Sample Search Results

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    MA: Artech House, 1981... . 41 F. Ulaby, R. Moore, and A. K. Fung, Microwave Remote Sensing: Active and Passive, vol. 3. Norwood... Sat Passive Microwave Polarimetric...

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - analogue microwave photonics Sample Search...

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

    Engineering ; Materials Science 6 Abstract--A novel approach to generating a frequency-tunable microwave or sub-terahertz wave based on time-delayed Summary: , microwave...

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - aura microwave limb Sample Search Results

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    measured by the Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) version 2... of the greenhouse effect. Nature, 342, 758-761. Read, W. G., and Coauthors, 2007: Aura Microwave Limb...

  11. SWAP Project: Beyond the State of the Art on Harvested Energy-Powered Wireless Sensors

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    Rossi, Michele

    -efficient paradigm of wireless sensor networks with the self-sustainable capabilities of harvesting systems. SWAP

  12. Energy Efficiency of Symmetric Key Cryptographic Algorithms in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Heys, Howard

    Energy Efficiency of Symmetric Key Cryptographic Algorithms in Wireless Sensor Networks Xueying-- In this paper, we examine the energy efficiency of symmetric key cryptographic algorithms applied in wireless energy efficiency with a level of security suitable for wireless sensor networks. Keywords - wireless

  13. Solar-aware Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Solar-aware Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks Thiemo Voigt, Hartmut Ritter and Jochen Schiller energy sources such as solar power may provide unlimited energy resources to a changing subset these nodes is appealing. In this paper, we present solar-aware routing, a rout- ing protocol for wireless

  14. Dynamic Malware Attack in Energy-Constrained Mobile Wireless Networks

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    Sarkar, Saswati

    Dynamic Malware Attack in Energy-Constrained Mobile Wireless Networks M.H.R. Khouzani, Saswati Sarkar Abstract Large scale proliferation of wireless technologies are dependent on developing reliable to the spread of self-replicating malicious codes known as malware. The malware can be used to initiate

  15. Stimulating Cooperative Diversity in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks through Pricing

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    Adve, Raviraj

    Stimulating Cooperative Diversity in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks through Pricing Naveen Shastry in commercial wireless ad hoc networks. For the relay, cooperation represents both a real cost of energy a pricing game that stimulates cooperation via reimbursements to the relay. Specifically, given the price

  16. Sustainability of Self-Configuring Wireless Sensor Bozena Kaminska

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    Gburzynski, Pawel

    Sustainability of Self-Configuring Wireless Sensor Networks Bozena Kaminska Simon Fraser University monitoring and security. Those applications impose requirements for sustained, reliable, and fault-tolerant operation. We introduce a new ad-hoc wireless architecture in which forwarding is based on associativity

  17. Security Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Sink

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    Rasheed, Amar Adnan

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    ........................ 35 10 Wireless sensor network with mobile sinks and sensor nodes using two separate key pools for key pre-distribution ......................................... 39 11 (a) Direct key discovery, (b) Indirect key discovery through interrmedi... Protocol parameter values .......................................................................... 108 1 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Mobility is exploited in the field of wireless sensor network [1], [2], [3], [4] to circum- vent multi...

  18. Approximate Minimum-Energy Multicasting in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Liang, Weifa

    and a set of destination nodes, the problem is to build a minimum-energy multicast tree for the requestApproximate Minimum-Energy Multicasting in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Weifa Liang, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--A wireless ad hoc network consists of mobile nodes that are equipped with energy

  19. A Realistic Power Consumption Model for Wireless Sensor Network Devices

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    Hempstead, Mark

    . Recent analyses of WSN energy efficiency have been widely based on a sensor node power consumption model1 A Realistic Power Consumption Model for Wireless Sensor Network Devices Qin Wang, Mark Hempstead}@eecs.harvard.edu Abstract-- A realistic power consumption model of wireless communication subsystems typically used in many

  20. Power Management for Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Energy Budgets

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    Turau, Volker

    Power Management for Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Energy Budgets Christian Renner Institute with wireless sensor networks powered by energy-harvesting supplies. We introduce the concept of an energy budget, the amount of energy available to a sensor node for a given period of time. The presented tools

  1. Energy Efficiency of Encryption Schemes Applied to Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Heys, Howard

    Energy Efficiency of Encryption Schemes Applied to Wireless Sensor Networks Xueying Zhang, Howard M (ICC 2010), Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010, and "Energy Efficiency of Symmetric Key Cryptographic In this paper, we focus on the energy efficiency of secure communication in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Our

  2. QoS Support in Multimedia Wireless Environments

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    Xue, Yuan

    . Second, new wireless devices such as cellular phones, PDAs, laptops are emerging to assist people population. Fourth, new hardware opportunities are appearing such as multi-frequency energyS-aware and energy-efficient solutions. · The topic of resource management in wireless networks is also very broad

  3. Energy Consumption in Coded Queues for Wireless Information Exchange

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    Boucherie, Richard J.

    Energy Consumption in Coded Queues for Wireless Information Exchange Jasper Goseling, Richard J customers. We use this relation to ob- tain bounds on the energy consumption in a wireless information, for example, from the observations in [3] that using network coding can reduce the energy consumption

  4. Energy-Efficient Capacity Optimization in Wireless Networks

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    Wang, Yu

    Energy-Efficient Capacity Optimization in Wireless Networks Lu Liu, Xianghui Cao, Yu Cheng, Lili Du capacity in the most energy-efficient manner over a general large-scale wireless network, say, a multi numerical results demonstrate the energy efficiency improvement by the proposed energy-efficient

  5. Multihop Wireless Networks: What's Wrong With Min Hopcount?

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    is bimodal ­ Links are either "good", or "bad" · All "good" links are equivalent ­ Sufficient condition for success · What about wireless? #12;Indoor Wireless Network 5th floor 6th floor 802.11b radios (fixed tx

  6. Utility Maximization for Delay Constrained QoS in Wireless

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    Utility Maximization for Delay Constrained QoS in Wireless I-Hong Hou CSL and Department of CS of utility maxi- mization for clients with delay based QoS requirements in wireless networks. We adopt that the utility of a client is a function of the timely throughput it obtains. We treat the timely throughput

  7. Handover Performance of HVAC Duct Based Indoor Wireless Networks

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    Stancil, Daniel D.

    Handover Performance of HVAC Duct Based Indoor Wireless Networks A. E. Xhafa, P. Sonthikorn, and O in indoor wireless net- works (IWN) that use heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts.e., new call blocking and handover dropping probabilities, of an IWN that uses HVAC ducts are up to 6

  8. Network Electricity Use Associated with Wireless Personal Digital Assistants

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Network Electricity Use Associated with Wireless Personal Digital Assistants Jonathan Koomey1 the widely cited claim that the network electricity use associated with a wireless personal digital assistant PDA is equal to the electricity consumed by a refrigerator. It compiles estimates of the data flows

  9. Voice Quality Evaluation for Wireless Transmission with ROHC (extended version

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    Reisslein, Martin

    (reduction in header and total packet size), the voice quality, and the delay jitter. Importantly, we employ1 Voice Quality Evaluation for Wireless Transmission with ROHC (extended version and software code encoded voice with ROHC over a wireless link. We first present a tutorial on voice quality evaluation. We

  10. An Integrated System Simulation Approach for Wireless Networked Control Systems

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    Koutsoukos, Xenofon D.

    Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, USA Abstract--Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), such as networked control wireless networks. Accurate modeling of these communication networks is essential in the design and verification of CPS. Controller design needs to take into ac- count the wireless channel characteristics (e

  11. ABHINAV MURALI ACES-205,Multimedia Wireless Networks Lab

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    Jagannatham, Aditya K.

    (GSM) networks Linearly Polarized Micro strip Stacked Patch Antenna for GPS · Designed and fabricated a linearlyABHINAV MURALI ACES-205,Multimedia Wireless Networks Lab Department of Electrical Engineering) EXPERIENCE Multimedia Wireless Networks Lab, IIT Kanpur July,2012 - Present Project Associate · Currently

  12. Periodic Constraint-Based Control Using Dynamic Wireless Sensor Scheduling

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    Periodic Constraint-Based Control Using Dynamic Wireless Sensor Scheduling James Weimer, Jos´e Ara´ujo, Aitor Hernandez and Karl Henrik Johansson Abstract-- Constraint-based control over wireless sensor net- works (WSNs) require control strategies that achieve a desired closed-loop system performance while

  13. Graphene-enabled Wireless Communication for Massive Multicore Architectures

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    Cabellos-Aparicio, Albert

    Graphene-enabled Wireless Communication for Massive Multicore Architectures Sergi Abadal, Eduard. This goal is feasible by using graphene-based planar antennas, which can radiate signals at the Terahertz, this is the first work that discusses the utilization of graphene-enabled wireless communication for massive

  14. Graphene-enabled Wireless Networks-on-Chip (Invited Paper)

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    Graphene-enabled Wireless Networks-on-Chip (Invited Paper) Ignacio Llatser, Sergi Abadal, Albert,abadal,amestres,acabello}@ac.upc.edu, eduard.alarcon@upc.edu Abstract--Graphene-enabled Wireless Communications (GWC) advocate for the use of graphene-based plasmonic antennas, or graphennas, which take advantage of the plasmonic properties

  15. Syncob: Collaborative Time Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Beigl, Michael

    an independent power sup- ply like a battery and use methods of energy harvesting like solar cells. To control the limited energy resources efficiently, wireless sensor networks typically undergo pe- riodic sleep-cycles to save energy. To collaborate for a common application, wireless sensor nodes have to be pre- cisely

  16. Energy Harvesting in Wireless Communications Communicating with Energy

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    Smith, Adam D.

    Energy Harvesting in Wireless Communications Communicating with Energy Harvesting Transmitters Tech, utilizing strain Wireless networking with energy harvesting nodes: · Green, self-sufficient nodes, · Extended network lifetime, · Smaller nodes with smaller batteries, · Very limited and varying energy

  17. Dynamic Resource Provisioning for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Access Networks

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    Wichmann, Felix

    of controlling how much of the network infrastructure is actually needed and which parts can be temporarily. Considering that most of the energy in wireless access networks is consumed in the radio part, a dynamic the two most common wireless access technologies, namely cellular and WLAN. Main features of the proposed

  18. International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating Nottingham, UK, September 2013 Underwater Microwave Ignition of

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    Jerby, Eli

    -cost operation [4, 5]. Thermite reaction as a self-propagated, high-temperature synthesis (SHS) process, Localized microwave heating, underwater ignition, combustion. INTRODUCTION Self-propagated thermite reactions between metal-oxide and metals typically burn at high flame temperatures, and require high

  19. Flexible network wireless transceiver and flexible network telemetry transceiver

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    Brown, Kenneth D. (Grain Valley, MO)

    2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A transceiver for facilitating two-way wireless communication between a baseband application and other nodes in a wireless network, wherein the transceiver provides baseband communication networking and necessary configuration and control functions along with transmitter, receiver, and antenna functions to enable the wireless communication. More specifically, the transceiver provides a long-range wireless duplex communication node or channel between the baseband application, which is associated with a mobile or fixed space, air, water, or ground vehicle or other platform, and other nodes in the wireless network or grid. The transceiver broadly comprises a communication processor; a flexible telemetry transceiver including a receiver and a transmitter; a power conversion and regulation mechanism; a diplexer; and a phased array antenna system, wherein these various components and certain subcomponents thereof may be separately enclosed and distributable relative to the other components and subcomponents.

  20. Microwaves and particle accelerators: a fundamental link

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    Chattopadhyay, Swapan [Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester and Cockcroft Institute, Cheshire (United Kingdom)

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    John Cockcroft's splitting of the atom and Ernest Lawrence's invention of the cyclotron in the first half of the twentieth century ushered in the grand era of ever higher energy particle accelerators to probe deeper into matter. It also forged a link, bonding scientific discovery with technological innovation that continues today in the twenty first century. The development of radar and high power vacuum electronics, especially microwave power tubes like the magnetrons and the klystrons in the pre-second world war era, was instrumental in the rapid development of circular and linear charged particle accelerators in the second half of the twentieth century. We had harnessed the powerful microwave radio-frequency sources from few tens of MHz to up to 90 GHz spanning L-band to W-band frequencies. Simultaneously in the second half of the twentieth century, lasers began to offer very first opportunities of controlling charged particles at smaller resolutions on the scale of wavelengths of visible light. We also witnessed in this period the emergence of the photon and neutron sciences driven by accelerators built-by-design producing tailored and ultra-bright pulses of bright photons and neutrons to probe structure and function of matter from aggregate to individual molecular and atomic scales in unexplored territories in material and life sciences. As we enter the twenty first century, the race for ever higher energies, brightness and luminosity to probe atto-metric and atto-second domains of the ultra-small structures and ultra-fast processes continues. These developments depend crucially on yet further advancements in the production and control of high power and high frequency microwaves and light sources, often intricately coupled in their operation to the high energy beams themselves. We give a glimpse of the recent developments and innovations in the electromagnetic production and control of charged particle beams in the service of science and society. (author)

  1. Broadband microwave burst produced by electron beams

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    A. T. Altyntsev; G. D. Fleishman; G. -L. Huang; V. F. Melnikov

    2007-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Theoretical and experimental study of fast electron beams attracts a lot of attention in the astrophysics and laboratory. In the case of solar flares the problem of reliable beam detection and diagnostics is of exceptional importance. This paper explores the fact that the electron beams moving oblique to the magnetic field or along the field with some angular scatter around the beam propagation direction can generate microwave continuum bursts via gyrosynchrotron mechanism. The characteristics of the microwave bursts produced by beams differ from those in case of isotropic or loss-cone distributions, which suggests a new tool for quantitative diagnostics of the beams in the solar corona. To demonstrate the potentiality of this tool, we analyze here a radio burst occurred during an impulsive flare 1B/M6.7 on 10 March 2001 (AR 9368, N27W42). Based on detailed analysis of the spectral, temporal, and spatial relationships, we obtained firm evidence that the microwave continuum burst is produced by electron beams. For the first time we developed and applied a new forward fitting algorithm based on exact gyrosynchrotron formulae and employing both the total power and polarization measurements to solve the inverse problem of the beam diagnostics. We found that the burst is generated by a oblique beam in a region of reasonably strong magnetic field ($\\sim 200-300$ G) and the burst is observed at a quasi-transverse viewing angle. We found that the life time of the emitting electrons in the radio source is relatively short, $\\tau_l \\approx 0.5$ s, consistent with a single reflection of the electrons from a magnetic mirror at the foot point with the stronger magnetic field. We discuss the implications of these findings for the electron acceleration in flares and for beam diagnostics.

  2. Microwave sintering of single plate-shaped articles

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    Katz, J.D.; Blake, R.D.

    1995-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus and method are disclosed for high temperature sintering of plate-shaped articles of alumina, magnesia, silica, yttria, zirconia, and mixtures thereof using microwave radiation. An article is placed within a sintering structure located within a sintering container which is placed in a microwave cavity for heating. The rates at which heating and cooling take place is controlled. 2 figs.

  3. Noise properties of mutually sustained microwave-optoelectronic oscillator pair

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    Eisenstein, Gadi

    Noise properties of mutually sustained microwave-optoelectronic oscillator pair E. Shumakher and G microwave-optoelectronic oscillator pair are described. The two oscillators have different spectral purities and exhibits low phase noise and highly suppressed spurious modes. Optoelectronic oscillators are employed

  4. Tailoring The Microwave Permittivity And Permeability Of Composite Materials

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    1 Tailoring The Microwave Permittivity And Permeability Of Composite Materials Kenneth M. Bober/Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854 ABSTRACT The microwave permittivity( r ) and permeability( r ) of composite materials. Polynomials are also used for the ferrite composites because it was determined that the MG theory was unable

  5. Microwave sintering of sol-gel derived abrasive grain

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    Plovnick, Ross (St. Louis Park, MN); Celikkaya, Ahmet (Woodbury, MN); Blake, Rodger D. (Tuscon, AZ)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method is provided for making microwave-sintered, free flowing alpha alumina-based ceramic abrasive grain, under conditions effective to couple microwaves with calcined alpha alumina-based abrasive gain precursor and sinter it at a temperature of at least about 1150.degree. C.

  6. MICROWAVE-BASED NDE OF FRP-JACKETED CONCRETE STRUCTURES

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    De Flaviis, Franco

    MICROWAVE-BASED NDE OF FRP-JACKETED CONCRETE STRUCTURES Yoo Jin Kim, Franco De Flaviis University are presented in this paper. KEY WORDS: Microwave, Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE), FRP Jacket, Imaging Technol not be visually observed. Various nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques have been studied to detect cracks

  7. Improving performance of transmission control protocol (TCP) over mobile wireless networks

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    Bakshi, Bikram Singh

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) August 1996 Major Subject: Computer Science ABSTRACT Improving Performance of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) over Mobile Wireless Networks. (August 1996) Bikram Singli Balrshi, B. Tech. , Delhi Institute of Technology Chair of Advisory.... Explicit Bad State Notification (EBSN) . d. EBSN in Local-Area Wireless Networks . D. Results and Discussion 1. Wide-Area Wireless Networks . 2. Local-Area Wireless Networks SEAMLESS COMMUNICATION IN MOBILE WIRELESS NETWORKS A. Summary of Previous...

  8. Selected applications of microwave radiometric techniques

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    Jean, Buford Randall

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurements at 31. 4 GHz of an Oil Film on a Water Surface 75 80 93 96 97 114 122 126 127 132 LIST OF FIGURES ~Fi ure ~Pa e III-1 Laboratory measurements of the dielectric properties of moist sand 24 III-2 III-3 III-4 Effects of increasing.... Based on the characteristic of all bodies to radiate electromagnetic energy at a rate depen- dent upon their temperature, surface structure, and elec- tromagnetic properties, the microwave radiometer provides an all-weather, day-night means...

  9. Microwave photonics with Josephson junction arrays

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    Zueco, David; Solano, Enrique; García-Ripoll, Juan José

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce an architecture for a photonic crystal in the microwave regime based on superconducting transmission lines interrupted by Josephson junctions. A study of the scattering properties of a single junction in the line shows that the junction behaves as a perfect mirror when the photon frequency matches the Josephson plasma frequency. We generalize our calculations to periodic arrangements of junctions, demonstrating that they can be used for tunable band engineering, forming what we call a quantum circuit crystal. As a relevant application, we discuss the creation of stationary entanglement between two superconducting qubits interacting through a disordered media.

  10. New physics from the Cosmic Microwave Background

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    Douglas Scott

    1999-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    I review the present status of the Cosmic Microwave Background, with some emphasis on the current and future implications for particle physics. Conclusions are: gravitational instability in a dark matter dominated universe grew today's structure; the Universe remained neutral until z<~50; the CMB power spectrum peaks at 150<~l<~350; the large-scale structure of spacetime appears to be simple; something like inflation is something like proven; we will learn a great deal about cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics from MAP and Planck.

  11. Cosmic Microwave Background Tests of Inflation

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    Marc Kamionkowski

    1998-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Inflation provides a unified paradigm for understanding the isotropy of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the flatness problem, and the origin of large-scale structure. Although the physics responsible for inflation is not yet well understood, slow-roll inflation generically makes several predictions: a flat Universe, primordial adiabatic density perturbations, and a stochastic gravity-wave background. Inflation further predicts specific relations between the amplitudes and shapes of the spectrum of density perturbations and gravity waves. There are now excellent prospects for testing precisely these predictions with forthcoming CMB temperature and polarization maps. Here I discuss these new CMB tests of inflation.

  12. ARM - Field Campaign - Microwave Radiometer Profiler Evaluation

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD) by Microtops Atmospheric Optical Depth (AOD) by Microtops ARM Data DiscoverygovCampaignsMicrowave

  13. Ground-based Microwave Cloud Tomography

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFun with Big Sky LearningGetGraphene's 3DRise |EnergyVehiclesMeasurementMicrowave

  14. A Taxonomy of Wireless Micro-Sensor Network Models Sameer Tilak Nael B. Abu-Ghazaleh Wendi Heinzelman

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    Han, Richard Y.

    A Taxonomy of Wireless Micro-Sensor Network Models £ Sameer Tilak Nael B. Abu-Ghazaleh Wendi wireless networks. This paper examines this emerging field to clas- sify wireless micro-sensor networks to classify wireless micro-sensor networks. In partic- ular, we classify the aspects of wireless micro

  15. Manipulating microwaves with magnetic-dipolar-mode vortices

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    Kamenetskii, E. O.; Sigalov, M.; Shavit, R. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IL-84 105 Beer Sheva (Israel)

    2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    There has been a surge of interest in the subwavelength confinement of electromagnetic fields. It is well known that, in optics, subwavelength confinement can be obtained from surface plasmon (quasielectrostatic) oscillations. In this article, we propose to realize subwavelength confinement in microwaves by using dipolar-mode (quasimagnetostatic) magnon oscillations in ferrite particles. Our studies of interactions between microwave electromagnetic fields and small ferrite particles with magnetic-dipolar-mode (MDM) oscillations show strong localization of electromagnetic energy. MDM oscillations in a ferrite disk are at the origin of topological singularities resulting in Poynting vector vortices and symmetry breakings of the microwave near fields. We show that new subwavelength microwave structures can be realized based on a system of interacting MDM ferrite disks. Wave propagation of electromagnetic signals in such structures is characterized by topological phase variations. Interactions of microwave fields with an MDM ferrite disk and MDM-disk arrays open a perspective for creating engineered electromagnetic fields with unique symmetry properties.

  16. Mobile system for microwave removal of concrete surfaces

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    White, T.L.; Bigelow, T.S.; Schaich, C.R.; Foster, D. Jr.

    1997-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus are disclosed for the microwave removal of contaminated concrete surfaces. The apparatus comprises a housing adapted to pass over a support surface. The housing includes a waveguide for directing microwave energy to the surface at an angle maximizing absorption of microwave energy by the surface. The apparatus is further provided with a source of microwave energy operably associated with the waveguide, wherein the microwave energy has a frequency of between about 10.6 GHz and about 24 GHz and acts to remove the uppermost layer from the surface. The apparatus further includes a debris containment assembly comprising a vacuum assembly operably associated with the housing. The vacuum assembly is adapted to remove debris from the area adjacent the surface. 7 figs.

  17. Mobile system for microwave removal of concrete surfaces

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    White, Terry L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Bigelow, Timothy S. (Knoxville, TN); Schaich, Charles R. (Lenoir City, TN); Foster, Jr., Don (Knoxville, TN)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for the microwave removal of contaminated concrete surfaces. The apparatus comprises a housing adapted to pass over a support surface. The housing includes a waveguide for directing microwave energy to the surface at an angle maximizing absorption of microwave energy by the surface. The apparatus is further provided with a source of microwave energy operably associated with the waveguide, wherein the microwave energy has a frequency of between about 10.6 GHz and about 24 GHz and acts to remove the uppermost layer from the surface. The apparatus further includes a debris containment assembly comprising a vacuum assembly operably associated with the housing. The vacuum assembly is adapted to remove debris from the area adjacent the surface.

  18. Wireless zoned particulate matter filter regeneration control system

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    Gonze, Eugene V [Pinckney, MI; Kirby, Kevin W [Calabasas Hills, CA; Phelps, Amanda [Malibu, CA

    2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    An assembly includes a particulate matter (PM) filter that comprises an upstream end for receiving exhaust gas, a downstream end and multiple zones. An absorbing layer absorbs microwave energy in one of N frequency ranges and is arranged with the upstream end. N is an integer. A frequency selective filter has M frequency selective segments and receives microwave energy in the N frequency ranges. M is an integer. One of the M frequency selective segments permits passage of the microwave energy in one of the N frequency ranges and does not permit passage of microwave energy in the other of the N frequency ranges.

  19. Microwaves, hyperthermia, and human leukocyte function

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    Roberts, N.J. Jr; Lu, S.; Michaelson, S.M.

    1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this study is to determine whether exposure to microwaves (2450 MHz) affects the function of human leukocytes in the resting state and during antigenic or mitogenic challenge. This publication is a summary report of the construction and calibration of a waveguide exposure facility for in vitro irradiation of human leukocytes. Calorimetric determinations of specific absorption rates (SAR) were made using heating curves measured with a microwave transparent Vitek 101 Electrothermia Monitor. The correlation between SAR and forward power was highly significant (r=0.95). At a forward power of 0.55 W the average SAR was approximately 33 mW/ml. However, inhomogeneity and significant resonance absorption were noted in the dual vial waveguide exposure facility. A 30-point measurement of SAR distribution revealed that the SAR at any of the measured points could range between 0.12- and 3.94-fold of the average SAR within the given vial. Measurements indicated that this variability in SAR values did not create significant thermal gradients within the vials when external agitation was applied.

  20. Pattern formation and propagation during microwave breakdown

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    Chaudhury, Bhaskar [Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie (LAPLACE), INPT, UPS, Universite de Toulouse, 118 route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); Boeuf, Jean-Pierre [Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie (LAPLACE), INPT, UPS, Universite de Toulouse, 118 route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); LAPLACE, CNRS, F-31062 Toulouse (France); Zhu, Guo Qiang [Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie (LAPLACE), INPT, UPS, Universite de Toulouse, 118 route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); Northwestern Polytechnique University, Xi'an 710072 (China)

    2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    During microwave breakdown at atmospheric pressure, a sharp plasma front forms and propagates toward the microwave source at high velocities. Experiments show that the plasma front may exhibit a complex dynamical structure or pattern composed of plasma filaments aligned with the wave electric field and apparently moving toward the source. In this paper, we present a model of the pattern formation and propagation under conditions close to recent experiments. Maxwell's equations are solved together with plasma fluid equations in two dimensions to describe the space and time evolution of the wave field and plasma density. The simulation results are in excellent agreement with the experimental observations. The model provides a physical interpretation of the pattern formation and dynamics in terms of ionization-diffusion and absorption-reflection mechanisms. The simulations allow a good qualitative and quantitative understanding of different features such as plasma front velocity, spacing between filaments, maximum plasma density in the filaments, and influence of the discharge parameters on the development of well-defined filamentary plasma arrays or more diffuse plasma fronts.

  1. Passive wireless sensing tags NASA inflatable structures.

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    Brocato, Robert Wesley

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report gives a description of several types of wireless, unpowered remote sensors. Surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices were coupled with conventional sensors to create entirely new types of sensors. These sensors report physically measurable data in the same manner as the conventional sensors, but they do it remotely and without any local power source. The sensors are measured remotely using a radar-like interrogation device, and the sensors and their related communication electronics draw all of the power needed for communicating from the radar pulse. The report covers only a description of prototype sensors and not of the manufacturing requirements of these devices.

  2. ARM: Microwave Radiometer data (MWR Profiles - QME), water vapor, temp, cloud liquid water, precip water retrievals

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    Cadeddu, Maria

    Microwave Radiometer data (MWR Profiles - QME), water vapor, temp, cloud liquid water, precip water retrievals

  3. Analysis and control of the thermal runaway of ceramic slab under microwave heating

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    Sheen, Dongwoo

    Analysis and control of the thermal runaway of ceramic slab under microwave heating Changjun Liu of the dielectrics during microwave heating, in which there is a big jump of the steady-state temperature while the applied microwave power varies slightly. It hinders engineers in the applications of microwave heating

  4. Ultrafast Microwave Hydrothermal Synthesis of BiFeO3 Nanoplates Riad Nechache,

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    hydrothermal processes while requiring significantly less time and energy. In addition, we show that microwaveUltrafast Microwave Hydrothermal Synthesis of BiFeO3 Nanoplates Shun Li, Riad Nechache,§ Ivan and very rapid (1­2 min) microwave-assisted hydrothermal approach. We show that the microwave treatment

  5. Portable microwave instrument for non-destructive evaluation of structural characteristics

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    Bible, Don W. (Clinton, TN); Crutcher, Richard I. (Knoxville, TN); Sohns, Carl W. (Oak Ridge, TN); Maddox, Stephen R. (Loudon, TN)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A portable microwave instrument for evaluating characteristics of a structural member includes a source of microwave energy, a transmitter coupled to the source of microwave energy for transmitting a microwave signal at the structural member, and a receiver positioned on the same side of the structural member as the transmitter and being disposed to receive a microwave signal reflected by the structural member. A phase angle difference is determined between the transmitted microwave signal and the received microwave signal using a signal splitter and a balanced mixer. The difference in phase angle varies in accordance with differences in size, shape and locations of constituent materials within the structural member.

  6. Portable microwave instrument for non-destructive evaluation of structural characteristics

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    Bible, D.W.; Crutcher, R.I.; Sohns, C.W.; Maddox, S.R.

    1995-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A portable microwave instrument for evaluating characteristics of a structural member includes a source of microwave energy, a transmitter coupled to the source of microwave energy for transmitting a microwave signal at the structural member, and a receiver positioned on the same side of the structural member as the transmitter and being disposed to receive a microwave signal reflected by the structural member. A phase angle difference is determined between the transmitted microwave signal and the received microwave signal using a signal splitter and a balanced mixer. The difference in phase angle varies in accordance with differences in size, shape and locations of constituent materials within the structural member. 6 figures.

  7. 1st Workshop on Dependability Issues in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks and Sensor Networks (DIWANS'04), Florence, Italy, Fault Tolerant Communication Topologies for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    1st Workshop on Dependability Issues in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks and Sensor Networks (DIWANS'04), Florence, Italy, June 2004 Fault Tolerant Communication Topologies for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Bernd, distributed algorithms, failure locality 1 Introduction Wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks

  8. Electrical detection of microwave assisted magnetization reversal by spin pumping

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    Rao, Siddharth; Subhra Mukherjee, Sankha; Elyasi, Mehrdad; Singh Bhatia, Charanjit; Yang, Hyunsoo, E-mail: eleyang@nus.edu.sg [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and NUSNNI, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576 (Singapore)

    2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Microwave assisted magnetization reversal has been investigated in a bilayer system of Pt/ferromagnet by detecting a change in the polarity of the spin pumping signal. The reversal process is studied in two material systems, Pt/CoFeB and Pt/NiFe, for different aspect ratios. The onset of the switching behavior is indicated by a sharp transition in the spin pumping voltage. At a threshold value of the external field, the switching process changes from partial to full reversal with increasing microwave power. The proposed method provides a simple way to detect microwave assisted magnetization reversal.

  9. Method and apparatus for component separation using microwave energy

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    Morrow, Marvin S. (Kingston, TN); Schechter, Donald E. (Ten Mile, TN); Calhoun, Jr., Clyde L. (Knoxville, TN)

    2001-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for separating and recovering components includes the steps of providing at least a first component bonded to a second component by a microwave absorbent adhesive bonding material at a bonding area to form an assembly, the bonding material disposed between the components. Microwave energy is directly and selectively applied to the assembly so that substantially only the bonding material absorbs the microwave energy until the bonding material is at a debonding state. A separation force is applied while the bonding material is at the debonding state to permit disengaging and recovering the components. In addition, an apparatus for practicing the method includes holders for the components.

  10. 2D microwave imaging reflectometer electronics

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    Spear, A. G.; Domier, C. W., E-mail: cwdomier@ucdavis.edu; Hu, X.; Muscatello, C. M.; Ren, X.; Luhmann, N. C. [Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Tobias, B. J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A 2D microwave imaging reflectometer system has been developed to visualize electron density fluctuations on the DIII-D tokamak. Simultaneously illuminated at four probe frequencies, large aperture optics image reflections from four density-dependent cutoff surfaces in the plasma over an extended region of the DIII-D plasma. Localized density fluctuations in the vicinity of the plasma cutoff surfaces modulate the plasma reflections, yielding a 2D image of electron density fluctuations. Details are presented of the receiver down conversion electronics that generate the in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) reflectometer signals from which 2D density fluctuation data are obtained. Also presented are details on the control system and backplane used to manage the electronics as well as an introduction to the computer based control program.

  11. Quantum chaotic scattering in microwave resonators

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    Dietz, B.; Miski-Oglu, M.; Schaefer, F. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, D-64289 Darmstadt (Germany); Friedrich, T. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, D-64289 Darmstadt (Germany); GSI Helmholzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Harney, H. L.; Weidenmueller, H. A. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, D-69029 Heidelberg (Germany); Richter, A. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, D-64289 Darmstadt (Germany); ECT, Villa Tambosi, I-38100 Villazzano (Trento) (Italy)

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In a frequency range where a microwave resonator simulates a chaotic quantum billiard, we have measured moduli and phases of reflection and transmission amplitudes in the regimes of both isolated and of weakly overlapping resonances and for resonators with and without time-reversal invariance. Statistical measures for S-matrix fluctuations were determined from the data and compared with extant and/or newly derived theoretical results obtained from the random-matrix approach to quantum chaotic scattering. The latter contained a small number of fit parameters. The large data sets taken made it possible to test the theoretical expressions with unprecedented accuracy. The theory is confirmed by both a goodness-of-fit-test and the agreement of predicted values for those statistical measures that were not used for the fits, with the data.

  12. Anisotropies in the Cosmic Microwave Background: Theory

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    Scott Dodelson

    1997-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Anisotropies in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) contain a wealth of information about the past history of the universe and the present values of cosmological parameters. I ouline some of the theoretical advances of the last few years. In particular, I emphasize that for a wide class of cosmological models, theorists can accurately calculate the spectrum to better than a percent. The specturm of anisotropies today is directly related to the pattern of inhomogeneities present at the time of recombination. This recognition leads to a powerful argument that will enable us to distinguish inflationary models from other models of structure formation. If the inflationary models turn out to be correct, the free parameters in these models will be determined to unprecedented accuracy by the upcoming satellite missions.

  13. The Cosmic Microwave Background and Particle Physics

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    Marc Kamionkowski; Arthur Kosowsky

    1999-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In forthcoming years, connections between cosmology and particle physics will be made increasingly important with the advent of a new generation of cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiments. Here, we review a number of these links. Our primary focus is on new CMB tests of inflation. We explain how the inflationary predictions for the geometry of the Universe and primordial density perturbations will be tested by CMB temperature fluctuations, and how the gravitational waves predicted by inflation can be pursued with the CMB polarization. The CMB signatures of topological defects and primordial magnetic fields from cosmological phase transitions are also discussed. Furthermore, we review current and future CMB constraints on various types of dark matter (e.g. massive neutrinos, weakly interacting massive particles, axions, vacuum energy), decaying particles, the baryon asymmetry of the Universe, ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, exotic cosmological topologies, and other new physics.

  14. Compact microwave ion source for industrial applications

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    Cho, Yong-Sub; Kim, Dae-Il; Kim, Han-Sung; Seol, Kyung-Tae; Kwon, Hyeok-Jung; Hong, In-Seok [Proton Engineering Frontier Project, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A 2.45 GHz microwave ion source for ion implanters has many good properties for industrial application, such as easy maintenance and long lifetime, and it should be compact for budget and space. But, it has a dc current supply for the solenoid and a rf generator for plasma generation. Usually, they are located on high voltage platform because they are electrically connected with beam extraction power supply. Using permanent magnet solenoid and multi-layer dc break, high voltage deck and high voltage isolation transformer can be eliminated, and the dose rate on targets can be controlled by pulse duty control with semiconductor high voltage switch. Because the beam optics does not change, beam transfer components, such as focusing elements and beam shutter, can be eliminated. It has shown the good performances in budget and space for industrial applications of ion beams.

  15. Microwave-Regenerated Diesel Exhaust Particulate Filter

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    Nixdorf, Richard D. (Industrial Ceramic Solution, LLC); Green, Johney Boyd; Story, John M.; Wagner, Robert M. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

    2001-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Development of a microwave-regenerated particulate filter system has evolved from bench scale work to actual diesel engine experimentation. The filter system was initially evaluated on a stationary mounted 1.2-L diesel engine and was able to remove a significant amount of carbon particles from the exhaust. The ability of the microwave energy to regenerate or clean the filter was also demonstrated on this engine under idle conditions. Based on the 1.2-L experiments, improvements to the filter design and materials were implemented and the system was re-evaluated on a vehicle equipped with a 7.3-L diesel engine. The 7.3-L engine was selected to achieve heavy filter loading in a relatively short period of time. The purpose of these experiments was to evaluate filter-loading capacity, power requirements for regeneration, and filter regeneration efficiency. A more detailed evaluation of the filter was performed on a stationary mounted 1.9-L diesel engine. The effect of exhaust flow rate, loading, transients, and regeneration on filter efficiency was evaluated with this setup. In addition, gaseous exhaust emissions were investigated with and without an oxidation catalyst on the filter cartridge during loading and regeneration. (SAE Paper SAE-2001-01-0903 © 2001 SAE International. This paper is published on this website with permission from SAE International. As a user of this website, you are permitted to view this paper on-line, download this pdf file and print one copy of this paper at no cost for your use only. The downloaded pdf file and printout of this SAE paper may not be copied, distributed or forwarded to others or for the use of others.)

  16. Self-Triggered Control over Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    . Following this trend, several vendors are introducing devices that communicate over low-power wireless and the §National Science Foun- dation award 0834771. adjust heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC

  17. Low Power Filtering Techniques for Wideband and Wireless Applications

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    Gambhir, Manisha

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation presents design and implementation of continuous time analog filters for two specific applications: wideband analog systems such as disk drive channel and low-power wireless applications. Specific focus has been techniques...

  18. Link Quality Metrics in Large Scale Indoor Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ^ut ´energ´etique de cette estimation et de ses cons´equences sur la stabilit´e des routes construites sur (WSN) 1 Introduction Much research has considered the problem of characterizing wireless links

  19. Path-Loss Characteristics of Urban Wireless Channels

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    Herring, Keith T.

    Wireless channel data was collected in Cambridge, Massachusetts for diverse propagation environments over distances ranging from tens of meters to several kilometers using mobile 2.4-GHz transmitters and receivers. The ...

  20. Energy-efficient wireless sensors : fewer bits, Moore MEMS

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    Chen, Fred (Fred Fu-Chin)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Adoption of wireless sensor network (WSN) technology could enable improved efficiency across a variety of industries that include building management, agriculture, transportation, and health care. Most of the technical ...

  1. Wireless Electricity Metering of Miscellaneous and Electronic Devices in Buildings

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    Culler, David E.

    Wireless Electricity Metering of Miscellaneous and Electronic Devices in Buildings, University of California, Berkeley, USA Abstract- Miscellaneous and electronic devices hundreds of miscellaneous and electronic devices where metered for several months

  2. Robust message routing for mobile (wireless) ad hoc networks.

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    Goldsby, Michael E.; Johnson, Michael M.; Kilman, Dominique Marie (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Bierbaum, Neal Robert; Chen, Helen Y.; Ammerlahn, Heidi R.; Tsang, Rose P.; Nicol, David M. (University of Illinois, Urbana, IL)

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the results of research targeting improvements in the robustness of message transport in wireless ad hoc networks. The first section of the report provides an analysis of throughput and latency in the wireless medium access control (MAC) layer and relates the analysis to the commonly used 802.11 protocol. The second section describes enhancements made to several existing models of wireless MAC and ad hoc routing protocols; the models were used in support of the work described in the following section. The third section of the report presents a lightweight transport layer protocol that is superior to TCP for use in wireless networks. In addition, it introduces techniques that improve the performance of any ad hoc source routing protocol. The fourth section presents a novel, highly scalable ad hoc routing protocol that is based on geographic principles but requires no localization hardware.

  3. Improved Wireless Performance from Mode Scattering in Ventilation Ducts

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    Stancil, Daniel D.

    as an in-building wireless infrastructure, prior work has developed an empirical model of the power loss duct systems. Specifically, they found that the power loss due to a signal that passes through multiple

  4. Wireless Sensor Network for Monitoring of Historic Structures under Rehabilitation

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    Samuels, Julie Marie

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of a wireless sensor network (WSN) to monitor an historic structure under rehabilitation is the focus of this research. To thoroughly investigate the issue, two main objectives are addressed: the development of a reliable WSN tailored...

  5. Cell Breathing in Wireless LANs: Algorithms and Evaluation

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    Qiu, Lili

    , IEEE Computer Society, Mohammad T. Hajiaghayi, Kamal Jain, Member, IEEE, Sayyed Vahab Mirrokni, Lili Qiu, Member, IEEE, and Amin Saberi Abstract--Wireless LAN administrators often have to deal

  6. Cell Breathing in Wireless LANs: Algorithms and Evaluation

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    Hajiaghayi, Mohammad

    Cell Breathing in Wireless LANs: Algorithms and Evaluation Paramvir Bahl Mohammad T. Hajiaghayi Kamal Jain Vahab Mirrokni Lili Qiu Amin Saberi Microsoft Research CMU Microsoft Research MIT UT Austin

  7. Challenges and Solutions for Intrusion Detection in Wireless Mesh Networks

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    Hassanzadeh, Amin

    2014-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of intrusion detection in wireless mesh networks (WMN) is challenging, primarily because of lack of single vantage points where traffic can be analyzed and the limited resources available to participating nodes. Although the problem has...

  8. Wireless power transmission utilizing a phased array of Tesla coils

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    Stark, Joseph C. (Joseph Charles), 1980-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis discusses the theory and design of coupled resonant systems and how they can be linked in a phased array for the wireless transmission of electrical power. A detailed derivation of their operational theory is ...

  9. Adaptive primary side control for a wireless power transfer optimization

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    Bogoda, Thilani Imanthika Dissanayake

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A resonant inductive wireless power transfer system, consisting of a primary (transmitter) circuit and secondary (receiver) circuit, was designed and implemented. This document also contains a novel indirect feedback method ...

  10. SoftCast: Clean-slate Scalable Wireless Video

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    Jakubczak, Szymon

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Video broadcast and mobile video challenge the conventional wireless design. In broadcast and mobile scenarios the bit rate supported by the channel differs across receivers and varies quickly over time. The conventional ...

  11. Analyzing video compression for transporting over wireless fading channels

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    Kannan, Karthik

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless video communication is becoming increasingly popular these days with new applications such as TV on mobile and video phones. Commercial success of these applications requires superior video quality at the receiver. So it is imperative...

  12. On delay-sensitive communication over wireless systems

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    Liu, Lingjia

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    consider a number of objectives. 1. Develop an integrated methodology for the analysis of wireless systems that support delay-sensitive applications based, in part, on large deviation theory. 2. Use this methodology to identify fundamental performance...

  13. A Distributed Wearable, Wireless Sensor System for Evaluating Professional

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    Lapinski, Michael Tomasz

    This paper introduces a compact, wireless, wearable system that measures signals indicative of forces, torques and other descriptive and evaluative features that the human body undergoes during bursts of extreme physical ...

  14. DEVELOPMENT OFA WIRELESS ACTIVE SYSTEM FOR TPS STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING

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    Giurgiutiu, Victor

    TPS damage. Several essential aspects are being studied: (a) development of high temperature aspects are being studied: (a) development of high temperature piezoelectric wafer active sensor (HTDEVELOPMENT OFA WIRELESS ACTIVE SYSTEM FOR TPS STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING Victor Giurgiutiu1

  15. Self-configuration, -optimisation and -healing in wireless networks

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    into wireless access networks are (i) to effectuate substantial operational and capital expenditure (O/CAPEX and illustrates the expected gains in terms of O/CAPEX reductions and perform- ance enhancement. An overview

  16. Explicit congestion indication for TCP over wireless networks

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    Shishir

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Transmission control protocol (TCP), the widely used transport protocol in the Internet, assumes that packet losses are because of congestion. Wireless networks have higher error rates than wired networks; TCP misinterprets the error losses...

  17. Low Power Adaptive Equaliser Architectures for Wireless LMMSE Receivers 

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    Tennant, Mark P

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Power consumption requires critical consideration during system design for portable wireless communication devices as it has a direct influence on the battery weight and volume required for operation. Wideband Code ...

  18. Physiological Sensor System for a wireless tactile display

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    Deo, Nikhila

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research focuses on the development of a wearable Physiological Sensor System (PSS) that can be used with a wireless tactile control unit to monitor the physiological status of a mobile user. Two physiological variables, ...

  19. Municipal wireless mesh networks as a competitive broadband delivery platform

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    Hassan-Ali, Mudhafar

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently there has been a growing interest in deploying Wireless Mesh Networks by municipalities. This interest stems from the desire to provide broadband connectivity to users lacking access to broadband alternatives. The ...

  20. Optimal Classifier Based Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Wireless Systems

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    Jagannatham, Aditya K.

    Optimal Classifier Based Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Wireless Systems Siddharth Sharma tolerance. General Terms Algorithms, Theory, Reliability. Keywords Cognitive Radio; Cooperative Spectrum Cognitive radio (CR) networks have been proposed as a revolutionary breakthrough to enhance spectrum

  1. Integration of wireless sensor networks in environmental monitoring cyber infrastructure

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    Huang, Yan

    Integration of wireless sensor networks in environmental monitoring cyber infrastructure Jue Yang Ã? to revolutionize many science and engineering domains. We present a novel environmental monitoring system collection, management, visualization, dissemination, and exchange, conforming to the new Sensor Web

  2. A comparative study of Rayleigh fading wireless channel simulators

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    Sathini Ramaswamy, Vishnu Raghavan

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Computer simulation is now increasingly being used for design and performance evaluation of communication systems. When simulating a mobile wireless channel for communication systems, it is usually assumed that the fading process is a random variate...

  3. Method for curing polymers using variable-frequency microwave heating

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    Lauf, R.J.; Bible, D.W.; Paulauskas, F.L.

    1998-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for curing polymers incorporating a variable frequency microwave furnace system designed to allow modulation of the frequency of the microwaves introduced into a furnace cavity is disclosed. By varying the frequency of the microwave signal, non-uniformities within the cavity are minimized, thereby achieving a more uniform cure throughout the workpiece. A directional coupler is provided for detecting the direction of a signal and further directing the signal depending on the detected direction. A first power meter is provided for measuring the power delivered to the microwave furnace. A second power meter detects the magnitude of reflected power. The furnace cavity may be adapted to be used to cure materials defining a continuous sheet or which require compressive forces during curing. 15 figs.

  4. Method for curing polymers using variable-frequency microwave heating

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    Lauf, Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Bible, Don W. (Clinton, TN); Paulauskas, Felix L. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for curing polymers (11) incorporating a variable frequency microwave furnace system (10) designed to allow modulation of the frequency of the microwaves introduced into a furnace cavity (34). By varying the frequency of the microwave signal, non-uniformities within the cavity (34) are minimized, thereby achieving a more uniform cure throughout the workpiece (36). A directional coupler (24) is provided for detecting the direction of a signal and further directing the signal depending on the detected direction. A first power meter (30) is provided for measuring the power delivered to the microwave furnace (32). A second power meter (26) detects the magnitude of reflected power. The furnace cavity (34) may be adapted to be used to cure materials defining a continuous sheet or which require compressive forces during curing.

  5. Slotted Ground Structures and Their Applications to Various Microwave Components

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    Jung, Dong

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    (LPF) using slotted ground structure (SGS) with dumbbell shape is designed and measured to validate its theories. By using SGS techniques presented in this thesis, some other RF/microwave components such as a periodic structure, ultra-wideband bandpass...

  6. Temperature Modeling for Reaction Development in Microwave-Assisted Chemistry

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    Yakovlev, Vadim

    made to evaluate and classify the effects of microwave irradiation. While it is commonly acknowledged energy, such as materials processing and food technologies, one can observe an expanding use

  7. Analytical scanning evanescent microwave microscope and control stage

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    Xiang, Xiao-Dong; Gao, Chen; Duewer, Fred; Yang, Hai Tao; Lu, Yalin

    2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A scanning evanescent microwave microscope (SEMM) that uses near-field evanescent electromagnetic waves to probe sample properties is disclosed. The SEMM is capable of high resolution imaging and quantitative measurements of the electrical properties of the sample. The SEMM has the ability to map dielectric constant, loss tangent, conductivity, electrical impedance, and other electrical parameters of materials. Such properties are then used to provide distance control over a wide range, from to microns to nanometers, over dielectric and conductive samples for a scanned evanescent microwave probe, which enable quantitative non-contact and submicron spatial resolution topographic and electrical impedance profiling of dielectric, nonlinear dielectric and conductive materials. The invention also allows quantitative estimation of microwave impedance using signals obtained by the scanned evanescent microwave probe and quasistatic approximation modeling. The SEMM can be used to measure electrical properties of both dielectric and electrically conducting materials.

  8. Virtual cathode microwave generator having annular anode slit

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    Kwan, Thomas J. T. (Los Alamos, NM); Snell, Charles M. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwave generator is provided for generating microwaves substantially from virtual cathode oscillation. Electrons are emitted from a cathode and accelerated to an anode which is spaced apart from the cathode. The anode has an annular slit therethrough effective to form the virtual cathode. The anode is at least one range thickness relative to electrons reflecting from the virtual cathode. A magnet is provided to produce an optimum magnetic field having the field strength effective to form an annular beam from the emitted electrons in substantial alignment with the annular anode slit. The magnetic field, however, does permit the reflected electrons to axially diverge from the annular beam. The reflected electrons are absorbed by the anode in returning to the real cathode, such that substantially no reflexing electrons occur. The resulting microwaves are produced with a single dominant mode and are substantially monochromatic relative to conventional virtual cathode microwave generators.

  9. Wireless Sensors and Networks for Advanced Energy Management

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    Hardy, J.E.

    2005-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerous national studies and working groups have identified low-cost, very low-power wireless sensors and networks as a critical enabling technology for increasing energy efficiency, reducing waste, and optimizing processes. Research areas for developing such sensor and network platforms include microsensor arrays, ultra-low power electronics and signal conditioning, data/control transceivers, and robust wireless networks. A review of some of the research in the following areas will be discussed: (1) Low-cost, flexible multi-sensor array platforms (CO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, CO, humidity, NH{sub 3}, O{sub 2}, occupancy, etc.) that enable energy and emission reductions in applications such as buildings and manufacturing; (2) Modeling investments (energy usage and savings to drive capital investment decisions) and estimated uptime improvements through pervasive gathering of equipment and process health data and its effects on energy; (3) Robust, self-configuring wireless sensor networks for energy management; and (4) Quality-of-service for secure and reliable data transmission from widely distributed sensors. Wireless communications is poised to support technical innovations in the industrial community, with widespread use of wireless sensors forecasted to improve manufacturing production and energy efficiency and reduce emissions. Progress being made in wireless system components, as described in this paper, is helping bring these projected improvements to reality.

  10. IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, VOL. 15, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2005 615 Improved Testing of the Magnetic-Field

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    Gürel, Levent

    of the Young Scientist Award Program (LG/TUBA-GEBIP/2002-1-12), by the Scientific and Technical Research. The authors are with the Department of Electrical and Electronics En- gineering, Bilkent University, Ankara R

  11. 486 IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, VOL. 17, NO. 7, JULY 2007 Estimation of Roughness-Induced Power Absorption

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    Tsang, Leung

    it to predict the roughness effect on power loss. Index Terms--Power absorption, power spectral density (PSD significant additional power loss that can be detrimental for insertion loss limited designs. We recently interconnect surfaces and use it to estimate corresponding roughness-induced power loss. The 2-D PSD

  12. 518 IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, VOL. 23, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2013 Designing the Width of Substrate

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    Bornemann, Jens

    , 2013. Date of publication August 30, 2013; date of current version October 03, 2013. This work are with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 3P6, Canada (e

  13. Microwave and millimeter-wave rectifying circuit arrays and ultra-wideband antennas for wireless power transmission and communications

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    Ren, Yu-Jiun

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    transmission have been developed. Unlike the traditional rectifying circuit using a single diode, dual diodes are used to double the DC output voltage with the same circuit layout dimensions. The rectenna components are then combined to form rectenna arrays...

  14. Microwave Metamaterial Applications using Complementary Split Ring Resonators and High Gain Rectifying Reflectarray for Wireless Power Transmission

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    Ahn, Chi Hyung

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    . ..................................................................................... 50 Fig. 28. (a) Half-wave rectifier with capacitor and (b) its waveforms ............................ 52 Fig. 29. Diode current-voltage characteristic curves with the incident fundamental and diode junction voltage waveforms... and 1930?s. In the 1950?s, the development of high power and efficiency micrwave tube by Raytheon Company [18] opened the modern WPT era. The first rectenna was invented in the 1960?s by combining a half-wave dipole antenna and a single diode by W...

  15. Microwave mode shifting antenna system for regenerating particulate filters

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    Gonze, Eugene V [Pinckney, MI; Kirby, Kevin W [Calabasas Hills, CA; Phelps, Amanda [Malibu, CA; Gregoire, Daniel J [Thousand Oaks, CA

    2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A regeneration system comprises a particulate matter (PM) filter including a microwave energy absorbing surface, and an antenna system comprising N antennas and an antenna driver module that sequentially drives the antenna system in a plurality of transverse modes of the antenna system to heat selected portions of the microwave absorbing surface to regenerate the PM filter, where N is an integer greater than one. The transverse modes may include transverse electric (TE) and/or transverse magnetic (TM) modes.

  16. Mathematical and experimental modelling of heat pump assisted microwave drying

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    Xiguo Jia (Univ. of Queensland (Australia))

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Drying is one of the most energy intensive operations in industry and agriculture. In the quest to increase drying efficiency and product quality, new technologies and methods are constantly being sought. Of these technologies, heat pump assisted drying and microwave drying have proved to be the most promising contenders. In order to achieve a better understanding and provide a computer design tool for heat pump assisted convective and microwave drying, both mathematical modelling and experimental investigations of heat pump assisted microwave dryers have been undertaken in this study. A mathematical model has been developed to predict the steady-state performance of a heat pump assisted continuous microwave dryer, with emphasis on the simulation of heat and mass transfer processes in the evaporator and drying chamber. The model is intend to serve as a design tool in the study of heat pump dryers. To achieve the optimum design, the influences of the key design and operating parameters, as well as the comparison of different drying configurations, have been examined. Based on investigation results, several methods have been proposed to improve the performance of heat pump assisted microwave drying, such as the use of a recuperator. To validate the above mathematical model, extensive drying tests using foam rubber as the test material have been conducted on a prototype heat pump assisted microwave dryer. The prototype heat pump input power was 5 kW with a maximum microwave input power of 10 kW. The experimental performance data confirmed the veracity of the simulation model. The experimental results on drying test materials indicate that with careful design heat pump assisted microwave drying is comparable to convective drying in energy consumption while with a much higher drying speed.

  17. Proposal for an Optomechanical Microwave Sensor at the Subphoton Level

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    Keye Zhang; Francesco Bariani; Ying Dong; Weiping Zhang; Pierre Meystre

    2015-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Because of their low energy content, microwave signals at the single-photon level are extremely challenging to measure. Guided by recent progress in single-photon optomechanics and hybrid optomechanical systems, we propose a multimode optomechanical transducer that can detect intensities significantly below the single-photon level via adiabatic transfer of the microwave signal to the optical frequency domain where the measurement is then performed. The influence of intrinsic quantum and thermal fluctuations is also discussed.

  18. Optomechanical microwave sensor at the sub-photon level

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    Keye Zhang; Francesco Bariani; Ying Dong; Weiping Zhang; Pierre Meystre

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to their low energy content microwave signals at the single-photon level are extremely challenging to measure. Guided by recent progress in single-photon optomechanics and hybrid optomechanical systems, we propose a multimode optomechanical transducer that can detect intensities significantly below the single-photon level via adiabatic transfer of the microwave signal to the optical frequency domain where the measurement is then performed. The influence of intrinsic quantum and thermal fluctuations is also discussed.

  19. Injection locking of laser diodes for microwave signal generation

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    Yu, Ben-Mou

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    INJECTION LOCKING OF LASER DIODES FOR MICROWAVE SIGNAL GENERATION A Thesis by BEN-MOU YU Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment. of the requirement. for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1987... Major Subject: Electrical Engineering INJECTION LOCKING OF LASER DIODES FOR MICROWAVE SIGNAL GENERATION A Thesis BEN. -MOU YU Approved as to style and content by: Taylor, Henry . (E. E. ) (Chairman of Committee) Chang, Kai (E. E. ) (Member) 0...

  20. Fuel gas production by microwave plasma in liquid

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    Nomura, Shinfuku; Toyota, Hiromichi; Tawara, Michinaga; Yamashita, Hiroshi; Matsumoto, Kenya [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University, 3 Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-8577 (Japan); Shikoku Industry and Technology Promotion Center, 2-5 Marunouchi, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760-0033 (Japan)

    2006-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose to apply plasma in liquid to replace gas-phase plasma because we expect much higher reaction rates for the chemical deposition of plasma in liquid than for chemical vapor deposition. A reactor for producing microwave plasma in a liquid could produce plasma in hydrocarbon liquids and waste oils. Generated gases consist of up to 81% hydrogen by volume. We confirmed that fuel gases such as methane and ethylene can be produced by microwave plasma in liquid.

  1. Impact of Fading Wireless Channel on The Performance of Game Theoretic Power Control Algorithms for CDMA Wireless Data

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    for CDMA Wireless Data Mohammad Hayajneh United Arab Emirates University P.O.Box 17555, Al Ain , UAE chaouki@ece.unm.edu Walid Ibrahim United Arab Emirates University P.O.Box 17555, Al Ain , UAE walidibr

  2. Method and device for microwave sintering large ceramic articles

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    Kimrey, Jr., Harold D. (Knoxville, TN)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwave sintering system and method are provided for extremely uniform sintering of large and/or irregular shaped ceramic articles at microwave frequencies of at least 28 GHz in the hundreds of kilowatts power range in an untuned cavity. A 28 GHz, 200 kw gyrotron with variable power output is used as the microwave source connected to an untuned microwave cavity formed of an electrically conductive housing through an overmoded waveguide arrangement which acts in conjunction with a mode promoter within the cavity to achieve unexpected field uniformity. The part to be sintered is placed in the cavity and supported on a removable high temperature table in a central location within the cavity. The part is surrounded by a microwave transparent bulk insulating material to reduce thermal heat loss at the part surfaces and maintain more uniform temperature. The cavity may be operated at a high vacuum to aid in preventing arcing. The system allows controlled increased heating rates of greater than 200.degree. C./min to provide rapid heating of a ceramic part to a selected sintering temperature where it is maintained by regulating the microwave power applied to the part. As a result of rapid heating, the extent of non-isothermal processes such as segregation of impurities to the grain boundaries are minimized and exaggerated grain growth is reduced, thereby strengthening the mechanical properties of the ceramic part being sintered.

  3. Microwave processing of ceramic oxide filaments. Annual report, FY1997

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    Vogt, G.J.

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the microwave filament processing project is to develop microwave techniques to manufacture continuous ceramic oxide filaments. Microwave processing uses the volumetric absorption of microwave power in oxide filament tows to drive off process solvents, to burn out organic binders, and to sinter the dried fibers to produce flexible, high-strength ceramic filaments. The technical goal is to advance filament processing technology by microwave heating more rapidly with less energy and at a lower cost than conventional processing, but with the same quality as conventional processing. The manufacturing goal is to collaborate with the 3M Company, a US manufacturer of ceramic oxide filaments, to evaluate the technology using a prototype filament system and to transfer the microwave technology to the 3M Company. Continuous ceramic filaments are a principal component in many advanced high temperature materials like continuous fiber ceramic composites (CFCC) and woven ceramic textiles. The use of continuous ceramic filaments in CFCC radiant burners, gas turbines, waste incineration, and hot gas filters in U.S. industry and power generation is estimated to save at least 2.16 quad/yr by year 2010 with energy cost savings of at least $8.1 billion. By year 2010, continuous ceramic filaments and CFCC`s have the potential to abate pollution emissions by 917,000 tons annually of nitrous oxide and 118 million tons annually of carbon dioxide (DOE Report OR-2002, February, 1994).

  4. Energy efficiency in wireless communication systems

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    Caffrey, Michael Paul; Palmer, Joseph McRae

    2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless communication systems and methods utilize one or more remote terminals, one or more base terminals, and a communication channel between the remote terminal(s) and base terminal(s). The remote terminal applies a direct sequence spreading code to a data signal at a spreading factor to provide a direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) signal. The DSSS signal is transmitted over the communication channel to the base terminal which can be configured to despread the received DSSS signal by a spreading factor matching the spreading factor utilized to spread the data signal. The remote terminal and base terminal can dynamically vary the matching spreading factors to adjust the data rate based on an estimation of operating quality over time between the remote terminal and base terminal such that the amount of data being transmitted is substantially maximized while providing a specified quality of service.

  5. -MAC: An Energy-Efficient Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Roedig, Utz

    -MAC: An Energy-Efficient Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks Andre Barroso, Utz: ¡ a.barroso u.roedig c.sreenan¢ @cs.ucc.ie Abstract-- For the long-term deployment of wireless sensor

  6. Rehabilitation engineers help people with disabilities with wireless technology LATEST NEWS

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    Information Technology Management & Policy Sciences RELATED LINKS - Economic Development News - GTRI Annual two parallel goals: (1) to develop new and innovative ways of applying mobile wireless technologiesRehabilitation engineers help people with disabilities with wireless technology SEARCH LATEST NEWS

  7. Delay Analysis of Maximum Weight Scheduling in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Modiano, Eytan H.

    This paper studies delay properties of the well-known maximum weight scheduling algorithm in wireless ad hoc networks. We consider wireless networks with either one-hop or multihop flows. Specifically, this paper shows ...

  8. Health Monitoring of Drive Connected Three-Phase Induction Motors ----- From Wired Towards Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Xue, Xin

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    5.7: Wireless sensor installation photo (a) accelerometer (5.7 Wireless sensor installation photo (a) accelerometer (b)set up (a) Photo (b) Diagram (b) Sensor: Three vibration

  9. A functional approach for studying technological progress : extension to wireless telecommunications technology

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    Amaya, Mario A

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis attempts to study the technological progress of wireless technology and the wireless industry throughout history, using high-level, non-device specific performance metrics. Such metrics are developed by following ...

  10. Improving packet delivery efficiency using multi-radio diversity in wireless LANs

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    Miu, Allen Ka Lun, 1977-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Data transmissions in Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) often suffer from bit errors that arise from the notoriously complex and time-varying signal propagation characteristics of the wireless medium. A number of physical ...

  11. DAMAGE DETECTION METHODS ON WIND TURBINE BLADE TESTING WITH WIRED AND WIRELESS ACCELEROMETER SENSORS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    DAMAGE DETECTION METHODS ON WIND TURBINE BLADE TESTING WITH WIRED AND WIRELESS ACCELEROMETER turbine blade. We compare the data collected from the wireless sensors against wired sensors for nonstationary blade excitations. KEYWORDS : Structural Health Monitoring, Damage Detection, Wind Turbine

  12. Circuits and systems for efficient portable-to-portable wireless charging

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    Jin, Rui, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In today's world of ever-increasing low-power portable electronics, from implants to wireless accessories, powering these devices efficiently and conveniently is an escalating issue. The proposed solution is to wirelessly ...

  13. VIDEO TRANSCODING GATEWAY FOR WIRELESS VIDEO ACCESS Zhijun Lei, Nicolas D. Georganas

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    Ottawa, University of

    -000 - VIDEO TRANSCODING GATEWAY FOR WIRELESS VIDEO ACCESS Zhijun Lei, Nicolas D. Georganas several typical video transcoding architectures and major applications of video transcoding. We identify issues involved in access video streams through handheld devices and wireless networks. To handle

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - airborne emergency wireless Sample Search...

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    networks. The main source of diversity is the existence of multiple paths in wireless networks... decided to use the gap model proposed in 13 to model the airborne wireless...

  15. Achieving Queue-Length Stability Through Maximal Scheduling in Wireless Networks

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    Sarkar, Saswati

    stability region; however, these scheduling strategies also require centralized control. Although [5], [6Achieving Queue-Length Stability Through Maximal Scheduling in Wireless Networks Prasanna Chaporkar through distributed scheduling in wireless networks. We consider a simple, local information based

  16. Power Control and Transmission Scheduling for Network Utility Maximization in Wireless Networks

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    Sharma, Vinod

    Power Control and Transmission Scheduling for Network Utility Maximization in Wireless Networks Min power control and transmis- sion scheduling problem in wireless networks with average power constraints. Index Terms--Network utility maximization, power control, transmission scheduling, column generation I

  17. LDPC code-based bandwidth efficient coding schemes for wireless communications

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    Sankar, Hari

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation deals with the design of bandwidth-efficient coding schemes with Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) for reliable wireless communications. Code design for wireless channels roughly falls into three categories: (1) when channel state...

  18. MAC layer power management schemes for efficient energy- delay tradeoffs in wireless local area networks

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    Sarkar, Mahasweta

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    G. De Micheli, “Energy Efficient Design of Portable WirelessSimunic, “Energy Efficient System Design and Utilization”

  19. ApplicationSpecific Protocol Architectures for Wireless Networks Wendi Beth Heinzelman

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    Heinzelman, Wendi

    for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Abstract In recent years, advances in energy­efficient design and wireless

  20. Addressing the Energy-Delay Tradeoff in Wireless Networks with Load-Proportional Energy Usage

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    Sikdar, Biplab

    . The protocol aspects of the energy efficient design of wireless networks focuses on a number of topics

  1. Protecting a University's Wireless Data Network with the WPA and VPN Security Solutions

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    Saksupakul, Rattanachai

    2007-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    .11i standard as a security solution will require a major change in the wireless network elements and wireless terminals due to the cryptographic overhead of AES. Gast, M. S. (2002). 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide. Sebastopol, CA..., IN: Cisco Press. Gast, M. S. (2002). 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide. Sebastopol, CA: O?Reilly & Associates, Inc. Gordon, L. A., Loeb, M. P., Lucyshyn, W., & Richardson, R. (2006). CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey...

  2. Design and Optimization of Monitoring and Feedback Systems in Wireless Health

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    Rofouei, Mahsan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a number of standard personal devices such as cell phones,small wireless devices such as personal digital assistants (

  3. EV Charging Through Wireless Power Transfer: Analysis of Efficiency Optimization and Technology Trends

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    Miller, John M [ORNL; Rakouth, Heri [Delphi Automotive Systems, USA; Suh, In-Soo [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is aimed at reviewing the technology trends for wireless power transfer (WPT) for electric vehicles (EV). It also analyzes the factors affecting its efficiency and describes the techniques currently used for its optimization. The review of the technology trends encompasses both stationary and moving vehicle charging systems. The study of the stationary vehicle charging technology is based on current implementations and on-going developments at WiTricity and Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL). The moving vehicle charging technology is primarily described through the results achieved by the Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST) along with on-going efforts at Stanford University. The factors affecting the efficiency are determined through the analysis of the equivalent circuit of magnetic resonant coupling. The air gap between both transmitting and receiving coils along with the magnetic field distribution and the relative impedance mismatch between the related circuits are the primary factors affecting the WPT efficiency. Currently the industry is looking at an air gap of 25 cm or below. To control the magnetic field distribution, Kaist has recently developed the Shaped Magnetic Field In Resonance (SMFIR) technology that uses conveniently shaped ferrite material to provide low reluctance path. The efficiency can be further increased by means of impedance matching. As a result, Delphi's implementation of the WiTricity's technology exhibits a WPT efficiency above 90% for stationary charging while KAIST has demonstrated a maximum efficiency of 83% for moving vehicle with its On Line Vehicle (OLEV) project. This study is restricted to near-field applications (short and mid-range) and does not address long-range technology such as microwave power transfer that has low efficiency as it is based on radiating electromagnetic waves. This paper exemplifies Delphi's work in powertrain electrification as part of its innovation for the real world program geared toward a safer, greener and more connected driving. Moreover, it draws from and adds to Dr. Andrew Brown Jr.'s SAE books 'Active Safety and the Mobility Industry', 'Connectivity and Mobility Industry', and 'Green Technologies and the Mobility Industry'. Magnetic resonant coupling is the foundation of modern wireless power transfer. Its efficiency can be controlled through impedance matching and magnetic field shaping. Current implementations use one or both of these control methods and enable both stationary and mobile charging with typical efficiency within the 80% and 90% range for an air gap up to 25 cm.

  4. Clique-Based Randomized Multiple Access for Energy-Efficient Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Clique-Based Randomized Multiple Access for Energy-Efficient Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Paul G protocol design for wireless ad hoc networks is between proactive and reactive coor- dination, where describe Clique-Based Randomized Multiple Access (CRMA), a distributed MAC protocol for wireless ad hoc

  5. Report on a Working Session on Security in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Chen, Yuanzhu Peter

    Report on a Working Session on Security in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Levente Butty´an Jean organized a working session de- voted to the topic of security in wireless ad hoc networks. This event took setting. Securing wireless ad hoc networks is particularly diffi- cult for many reasons including

  6. A New MAC Scheme Supporting Voice/Data Traffic in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Jiang, Hai

    A New MAC Scheme Supporting Voice/Data Traffic in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Ping Wang, Member, IEEE, Hai Jiang, Member, IEEE, and Weihua Zhuang, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--In wireless ad hoc networks information exchanges among the nodes. Index Terms--Wireless ad hoc networks, medium access control, fairness

  7. Topology Control for Fault-Tolerant Communication in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Topology Control for Fault-Tolerant Communication in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Bernd Thallner-generation wireless ad hoc networks, which are increasingly being considered also for critical application domains in a fully distributed ("ad hoc") manner. Increasingly, wireless ad hoc networks are also being considered

  8. Novel "Smart Cube" Wireless Sensors with Embedded Processing/Communication/Power Core for "Smart

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    and measurement data. II. BACKGROUND DATA A. RFID Sensors The two responsibilities of wireless sensorsNovel "Smart Cube" Wireless Sensors with Embedded Processing/Communication/Power Core for "Smart presents a novel topology of isotropically radiating "smart cubes" for use in wireless sensors. The novelty

  9. Investigating the Energy Consumption of a Wireless Network Interface in an Ad Hoc Networking

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    Sirer, Emin Gun

    Investigating the Energy Consumption of a Wireless Network Interface in an Ad Hoc Networking protocols re- quires knowledge of the energy consumption behavior of actual wireless interfaces. But little practical information is available about the energy consumption behavior of well-known wireless network

  10. AN ASYMPTOTICALLY OPTIMAL APPROACH TO THE DISTRIBUTED ADAPTIVE TRANSMIT BEAMFORMING IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

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    Beigl, Michael

    the plants on a field. As the transmission power of each single node is too weak to reach the distant]. A solution to synchronize carrier signals of distributed wireless nodes is virtual/cooperative MIMO for wireless sen- sor networks [1, 2, 3]. In virtual MIMO for wireless sensor networks, single antenna nodes

  11. Health Sciences Library Resources for Mobile Device Users Wireless Access for Mobile Devices

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    Peak, Derek

    1 Health Sciences Library Resources for Mobile Device Users Wireless Access for Mobile Devices to configure your mobile device; instructions are available at http://www.usask.ca/ict/services/network-services/wireless/index.php - Assistance with accessing University services (such as wireless) on mobile devices is available from the ICT

  12. File: Requesting Guest Wireless Access Page 1 of 2 April 2012 Technology Help Desk

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    Jiang, Huiqiang

    File: Requesting Guest Wireless Access Page 1 of 2 April 2012 Technology Help Desk 412 624-HELP [4357] http://technology.pitt.edu Connecting to Guest Wireless Introduction This help sheet explains. For an overview of the request and approval process, please refer to the help sheet titled Guest Wireless Access

  13. Energy-aware Broadcasting in Wireless Networks Ioannis Papadimitriou, Leonidas Georgiadis

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Energy-aware Broadcasting in Wireless Networks Ioannis Papadimitriou, Leonidas Georgiadis Abstract a wireless network [1]. In this paper we address the problem of energy-aware broadcasting in wireless use batteries and, hence, it is im- portant to conserve energy individually, so that they remain op

  14. Wireless Technology in Industrial Networks Andreas Willig, Member, IEEE, Kirsten Matheus, Member, IEEE, Adam Wolisz, Senior

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    Wichmann, Felix

    of existing wireless technologies for this specific field of applications, and iii) the creation of hybrid1 Wireless Technology in Industrial Networks Andreas Willig, Member, IEEE, Kirsten Matheus, Member), pp. 1130-1151 Abstract With the success of wireless technologies in consumer electronics, standard

  15. A walk on the WILD side How wireless handhelds may change

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A walk on the WILD side How wireless handhelds may change computer-supported collaborative learning arc likely to be organized around Wireless Internet Learning Devices (WILD) that resemble graphing calculators, Palm, or Pocket-PC handhelds, connected by short-range wireless networking. WILD learning

  16. NeuDetect: A Neural Network Data Mining Wireless Network Intrusion Detection System

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    Ezeife, Christie

    NeuDetect: A Neural Network Data Mining Wireless Network Intrusion Detection System C.I. Ezeife wireless intrusion detection systems, this paper presents a method of applying artificial neural networks mining clas- sification technique to wireless network intrusion detection system. The proposed system

  17. Energy-Conservation Clustering Protocol based on Heat Conductivity for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Landfeldt, Bjorn

    -sensors based on MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) technology. A wireless sensor network is composedEnergy-Conservation Clustering Protocol based on Heat Conductivity for Wireless Sensor Networks critical issues in wireless sensor networks is energy efficiency because of the limited energy network

  18. Using Micro-Genetic Algorithms to Improve Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Tam, Vincent W. L.

    Using Micro-Genetic Algorithms to Improve Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks Vincent Tam methods, micro- genetic algorithms, distance measures. I. INTRODUCTION A wireless sensor network of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Email: {vtam, kycheng, kslui}@eee.hku.hk Abstract-- Wireless sensor networks

  19. An Asynchronous Event-Driven Data Transmitter for Wireless ECG Sensor Nodes

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    Serdijn, Wouter A.

    An Asynchronous Event-Driven Data Transmitter for Wireless ECG Sensor Nodes Andre L. Mansano for wireless ECG sensors node. Unlike current solutions for ECG monitoring with autonomous wireless sensors, we propose an asynchronous method to transmit data from an ECG front-end, which is designed with a 2-bit

  20. Statistics of Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization

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    Marc Kamionkowski; Arthur Kosowsky; Albert Stebbins

    1996-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a formalism for analyzing a full-sky temperature and polarization map of the cosmic microwave background. Temperature maps are analyzed by expanding over the set of spherical harmonics to give multipole moments of the two-point correlation function. Polarization, which is described by a second-rank tensor, can be treated analogously by expanding in the appropriate tensor spherical harmonics. We provide expressions for the complete set of temperature and polarization multipole moments for scalar and tensor metric perturbations. Four sets of multipole moments completely describe isotropic temperature and polarization correlations; for scalar metric perturbations one set is identically zero, giving the possibility of a clean determination of the vector and tensor contributions. The variance with which the multipole moments can be measured in idealized experiments is evaluated, including the effects of detector noise, sky coverage, and beam width. Finally, we construct coordinate-independent polarization two-point correlation functions, express them in terms of the multipole moments, and derive small-angle limits.

  1. Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Window Functions Revisited

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    Lloyd Knox

    1999-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary results of most observations of cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy are estimates of the angular power spectrum averaged through some broad band, called band-powers. These estimates are in turn what are used to produce constraints on cosmological parameters due to all CMB observations. Essential to this estimation of cosmological parameters is the calculation of the expected band-power for a given experiment, given a theoretical power spectrum. Here we derive the "band power" window function which should be used for this calculation, and point out that it is not equivalent to the window function used to calculate the variance. This important distinction has been absent from much of the literature: the variance window function is often used as the band-power window function. We discuss the validity of this assumed equivalence, the role of window functions for experiments that constrain the power in {\\it multiple} bands, and summarize a prescription for reporting experimental results. The analysis methods detailed here are applied in a companion paper to three years of data from the Medium Scale Anisotropy Measurement.

  2. Wireless Power Transmission: An Obscure History, Possibly a Bright Future.

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    La Rosa, Andres H.

    the use of microwaves because of the economic and energy efficiency that can be leveraged by products) and James F. Trimer (NASA) announced the development of a thin-film plastic rectenna using printed

  3. A Survey of Wireless Communications for the Electric Power System

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    Akyol, Bora A.; Kirkham, Harold; Clements, Samuel L.; Hadley, Mark D.

    2010-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A key mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is to enhance the security and reliability of the nation’s energy infrastructure. Improving the security of control systems, which enable the automated control of our energy production and distribution, is critical for protecting the energy infrastructure and the integral function that it serves in our lives. The DOE-OE Control Systems Security Program provides research and development to help the energy industry actively pursue advanced security solutions for control systems. The focus of this report is analyzing how, where, and what type of wireless communications are suitable for deployment in the electric power system and to inform implementers of their options in wireless technologies. The discussions in this report are applicable to enhancing both the communications infrastructure of the current electric power system and new smart system deployments. The work described in this report includes a survey of the following wireless technologies: • IEEE 802.16 d and e (WiMAX) • IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) family of a, b, g, n, and s • Wireless sensor protocols that use parts of the IEEE 802.15.4 specification: WirelessHART, International Society of Automation (ISA) 100.11a, and Zigbee • The 2, 3, and 4 generation (G )cellular technologies of GPRS/EDGE/1xRTT, HSPA/EVDO, and Long-Term Evolution (LTE)/HSPA+UMTS.

  4. Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of II-VI Semiconductor Micro- and Nanoparticles towards Sensor Applications

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    Majithia, Ravish

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    leads to slow heating and allows decomposition of reagents or products over time. Microwave-assisted heating provides faster, localized heating at the molecular level with near instantaneous control over reaction parameters. In this work, microwave...

  5. be virtually impossible to construct land lines and microwave networks in the

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    Brewer, Eric A.

    ) with a microwave radio transmission tail is not suit- able for very harsh terrain, or for locations that are more. The use of microwave repeater towers, requiring line- of-sight from one tower to the next, was ruled out

  6. Journal of Microwaves and Optoelectronics, Vol. 2, N.o 6, December 2002.

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    Journal of Microwaves and Optoelectronics, Vol. 2, N.o 6, December 2002. Copyright SBMO ISSN 1516 one metric is not #12;Journal of Microwaves and Optoelectronics, Vol. 2, N.o 6, December 2002

  7. Journal of Microwaves and Optoelectronics, Vol. 2, N.o 6, December 2002.

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    Journal of Microwaves and Optoelectronics, Vol. 2, N.o 6, December 2002. Copyright SBMO ISSN 1516 investigation is subsequently #12;Journal of Microwaves and Optoelectronics, Vol. 2, N.o 6, December 2002

  8. Electric Kettle Takes Down Microwave in Final Round of #EnergyFaceoff...

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    Electric Kettle Takes Down Microwave in Final Round of EnergyFaceoff Electric Kettle Takes Down Microwave in Final Round of EnergyFaceoff November 24, 2014 - 12:13pm Addthis The...

  9. Letter to the Editor Microwave assisted exfoliation and reduction of graphite

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    Letter to the Editor Microwave assisted exfoliation and reduction of graphite oxide yet versatile method to simultaneously achieve the exfoliation and reduction of graphite oxide of crumpled, few-layer thick and electronically conductive graphitic sheets. Using the microwave exfoliated

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - argon-helium microwave plasma Sample Search...

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    and Medicine 63 Development of a Permanent-Magnet Microwave Ion Source for a Sealed-Tube Neutron Generator Summary: to efficiently couple the microwave energy into the plasma,...

  11. 0.6 cu. ft. (17 litre) capacity microwave 700 watts of cooking power

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    Lotze, Heike K.

    . Installation/yearly maintenance not included. Danby ENERGY STAR Mini Fridge (DCR88WDD) Danby Microwave (DMW608W

  12. A Wireless Sensor Network Air Pollution Monitoring System

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    Khedo, Kavi K; Mungur, Avinash; Mauritius, University of; Mauritius,; 10.5121/ijwmn.2010.2203

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sensor networks are currently an active research area mainly due to the potential of their applications. In this paper we investigate the use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) for air pollution monitoring in Mauritius. With the fast growing industrial activities on the island, the problem of air pollution is becoming a major concern for the health of the population. We proposed an innovative system named Wireless Sensor Network Air Pollution Monitoring System (WAPMS) to monitor air pollution in Mauritius through the use of wireless sensors deployed in huge numbers around the island. The proposed system makes use of an Air Quality Index (AQI) which is presently not available in Mauritius. In order to improve the efficiency of WAPMS, we have designed and implemented a new data aggregation algorithm named Recursive Converging Quartiles (RCQ). The algorithm is used to merge data to eliminate duplicates, filter out invalid readings and summarise them into a simpler form which significantly reduce the amount of dat...

  13. One piece microwave container screens for electrodeless lamps

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    Turner, Brian (Myersville, MD); Ury, Michael (Bethesda, MD)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A microwave powered electrodeless lamp includes an improved screen unit having mesh and solid sections with an internal reflector to reflect light into a light-transmitting chamber defined in the lamp microwave cavity by the reflector and the mesh section. A discharge envelope of a bulb is disposed in the light-transmitting chamber. Light emitted from the envelope is prevented by the reflector from entering the cavity portion bounded by the solid section of the screen. Replacing mesh material by solid metal material as part of the screen unit significantly reduces leakage of microwave energy from the lamp. The solid section has multiple compliant fingers defined therein for engaging the periphery of a flange on the waveguide unit so that a hose clamp can easily secure the screen to the assembly. Screen units of this type having different mesh section configurations can be interchanged in the lamp assembly to produce different respective illumination patterns.

  14. Spectral properties of microwave graphs with local absorption

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    M. Allgaier; S. Gehler; S. Barkhofen; H. -J. Stöckmann; U. Kuhl

    2014-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The influence of absorption on the spectra of microwave graphs has been studied experimentally. The microwave networks were made up of coaxial cables and T junctions. First, absorption was introduced by attaching a 50 Ohm load to an additional vertex for graphs with and without time-reversal symmetry. The resulting level-spacing distributions were compared with a generalization of the Wigner surmise in the presence of open channels proposed recently by Poli et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 174101 (2012)]. Good agreement was found using an effective coupling parameter. Second, absorption was introduced along one individual bond via a variable microwave attenuator, and the influence of absorption on the length spectrum was studied. The peak heights in the length spectra corresponding to orbits avoiding the absorber were found to be independent of the attenuation, whereas, the heights of the peaks belonging to orbits passing the absorber once or twice showed the expected decrease with increasing attenuation.

  15. The Electrodeless Discharge Lamps Coated with the Titania Thin Film for Photocatalysis in a Microwave Field

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    Cirkva, Vladimir

    photochemical and photocatalytic reactions for degradation of organic pollutants. The electrodeless discharge lamp (EDL) generates UV/VIS radiation when placed into the microwave field and is connected to the objective of microwave photochemistry [1]. The degradation of mono-chloroacetic acid (MCAA) by microwave

  16. CAD Technique for Microwave Chemistry Reactors with Energy Efficiency Optimized for Different Reactants

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    Yakovlev, Vadim

    CAD Technique for Microwave Chemistry Reactors with Energy Efficiency Optimized for Different in experimental development of large- scale and highly-productive reactors. This paper proposes to address this issue by developing microwave chemistry reactors as microwave systems, rather than as black

  17. Apparatus with moderating material for microwave heat treatment of manufactured components

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    Ripley, Edward B. (Knoxville, TN)

    2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for heat treating manufactured components using microwave energy and microwave susceptor material. Heat treating medium such as eutectic salts may be employed. A fluidized bed introduces process gases which may include carburizing or nitriding gases The process may be operated in a batch mode or continuous process mode. A microwave heating probe may be used to restart a frozen eutectic salt bath.

  18. Photonic microwave generation with high-power photodiodes

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    Fortier, Tara M; Hati, Archita; Nelson, Craig; Taylor, Jennifer A; Fu, Yang; Campbell, Joe; Diddams, Scott A

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We utilize and characterize high-power, high-linearity modified uni-traveling carrier (MUTC) photodiodes for low-phase-noise photonic microwave generation based on optical frequency division. When illuminated with picosecond pulses from a repetition-rate-multiplied gigahertz Ti:sapphire modelocked laser, the photodiodes can achieve 10 GHz signal power of +14 dBm. Using these diodes, a 10 GHz microwave tone is generated with less than 500 attoseconds absolute integrated timing jitter (1 Hz-10 MHz) and a phase noise floor of -177 dBc/Hz. We also characterize the electrical response, amplitude-to-phase conversion, saturation and residual noise of the MUTC photodiodes.

  19. Microwaves and Chemistry: The Catalysis of an Exciting Marriage

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    Wan, J.

    . Product distrihution of microwave catalysis of carbon dioxide and water. Product Relative % yield Methane 55.1 Methanol 5.5 Acetone 4.7 C J alcohols 5.8 C 4 alcohols 28.4 o.5,------------------ 0.4 'C v >= 0.3 !i ;:I '" 0.2 &1... our first major success in cracking methane to ethylene and hydrogen [1,2], lhe destruction of chlorinated hydrocarbons [3,4], the hydrodesulfurization of hydrocracked pitch [5], and the microwave treatment of some Alberta oil sands and bitumens...

  20. Ultra high vacuum broad band high power microwave window

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    Nguyen-Tuong, Viet (Seaford, VA); Dylla, III, Henry Frederick (Yorktown, VA)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved high vacuum microwave window has been developed that utilizes high density polyethylene coated on two sides with SiOx, SiNx, or a combination of the two. The resultant low dielectric and low loss tangent window creates a low outgassing, low permeation seal through which broad band, high power microwave energy may be passed. No matching device is necessary and the sealing technique is simple. The features of the window are broad band transmission, ultra-high vacuum compatibility with a simple sealing technique, low voltage standing wave ratio, high power transmission and low cost.

  1. Ultra high vacuum broad band high power microwave window

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    Nguyen-Tuong, V.; Dylla, H.F. III

    1997-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved high vacuum microwave window has been developed that utilizes high density polyethylene coated on two sides with SiOx, SiNx, or a combination of the two. The resultant low dielectric and low loss tangent window creates a low outgassing, low permeation seal through which broad band, high power microwave energy may be passed. No matching device is necessary and the sealing technique is simple. The features of the window are broad band transmission, ultra-high vacuum compatibility with a simple sealing technique, low voltage standing wave ratio, high power transmission and low cost. 5 figs.

  2. Ceramic-glass-metal seal by microwave heating

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    Meek, T.T.; Blake, R.D.

    1983-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for producing a ceramic-glass-metal seal by microwaving, mixes a slurry of glass sealing material and coupling agent and applies same to ceramic and metal workpieces. The slurry and workpieces are then insulated and microwaved at a power, time and frequency sufficient to cause a liquid-phase reaction in the slurry. The reaction of the glass sealing material forms a chemically different seal than that which would be formed by conventional heating because it is formed by diffusion rather than by wetting of the reactants.

  3. Applications for Microwave Generators in the Process Industries

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    Humphrey, J. L.; Vasilakos, N. P.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 14. Fix, S. R. "Microwave Devulcanization of Rub ber." (Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., lincoln, NE, USA). US 4,104,205, Elastomerics, Vol. 112, No.6, pp. 1980, 38-40 (Eng). 15. Yamashita, I., Yamamoto, N., and Mima, S., "Decomposition of Waste... August 1978. 18. Novotny, D. S., et al. "Devulcanization of Sulfer-Vulcanized Elastomers." (Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.) Ger. Offen. 2,700,306, 18 August 1977, US Appl. 646,821, 6 January 1976. 19. "Microwave Hardenable Molding Sand." (Ko matsu...

  4. Time Synchronization in Hierarchical TESLA Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Jason L. Wright; Milos Manic

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Time synchronization and event time correlation are important in wireless sensor networks. In particular, time is used to create a sequence events or time line to answer questions of cause and effect. Time is also used as a basis for determining the freshness of received packets and the validity of cryptographic certificates. This paper presents secure method of time synchronization and event time correlation for TESLA-based hierarchical wireless sensor networks. The method demonstrates that events in a TESLA network can be accurately timestamped by adding only a few pieces of data to the existing protocol.

  5. A simulation model for the lifetime of wireless sensor networks

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    Elleithy, Abdelrahman

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present a model for the lifetime of wireless sensor networks. The model takes into consideration several parameters such as the total number of sensors, network size, percentage of sink nodes, location of sensors, the mobility of sensors, and power consumption. A definition of the life time of the network based on three different criteria is introduced; percentage of available power to total power, percentage of alive sensors to total sensors, and percentage of alive sink sensors to total sink sensors. A Matlab based simulator is developed for the introduced model. A number of wireless sensor networks scenarios are presented and discussed.

  6. Ultra-High Temperature Distributed Wireless Sensors

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    May, Russell; Rumpf, Raymond; Coggin, John; Davis, Williams; Yang, Taeyoung; O'Donnell, Alan; Bresnahan, Peter

    2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Research was conducted towards the development of a passive wireless sensor for measurement of temperature in coal gasifiers and coal-fired boiler plants. Approaches investigated included metamaterial sensors based on guided mode resonance filters, and temperature-sensitive antennas that modulate the frequency of incident radio waves as they are re-radiated by the antenna. In the guided mode resonant filter metamaterial approach, temperature is encoded as changes in the sharpness of the filter response, which changes with temperature because the dielectric loss of the guided mode resonance filter is temperature-dependent. In the mechanically modulated antenna approach, the resonant frequency of a vibrating cantilever beam attached to the antenna changes with temperature. The vibration of the beam perturbs the electrical impedance of the antenna, so that incident radio waves are phase modulated at a frequency equal to the resonant frequency of the vibrating beam. Since the beam resonant frequency depends on temperature, a Doppler radar can be used to remotely measure the temperature of the antenna. Laboratory testing of the guided mode resonance filter failed to produce the spectral response predicted by simulations. It was concluded that the spectral response was dominated by spectral reflections of radio waves incident on the filter. Laboratory testing of the mechanically modulated antenna demonstrated that the device frequency shifted incident radio waves, and that the frequency of the re-radiated waves varied linearly with temperature. Radio wave propagation tests in the convection pass of a small research boiler plant identified a spectral window between 10 and 13 GHz for low loss propagation of radio waves in the interior of the boiler.

  7. WIRELESS MINE-WIDE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

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    Zvi H. Meiksin

    2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A comprehensive mine-wide, two-way wireless voice and data communication system for the underground mining industry was developed. The system achieves energy savings through increased productivity and greater energy efficiency in meeting safety requirements within mines. The mine-wide system is comprised of two interfaced subsystems: a through-the-earth communications system and an in-mine communications system. The mine-wide system permits two-way communication among underground personnel and between underground and surface personnel. The system was designed, built, and commercialized. Several systems are in operation in underground mines in the United States. The use of these systems has proven they result in considerable energy savings. A system for tracking the location of vehicles and people within the mine was also developed, built and tested successfully. Transtek's systems are being used by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in their underground mine rescue team training program. This project also resulted in a spin-off rescue team lifeline and communications system. Furthermore, the project points the way to further developments that can lead to a GPS-like system for underground mines allowing the use of autonomous machines in underground mining operations, greatly reducing the amount of energy used in these operations. Some products developed under this program are transferable to applications in fields other than mining. The rescue team system is applicable to use by first responders to natural, accidental, or terrorist-caused building collapses. The in-mine communications system can be installed in high-rise buildings providing in-building communications to security and maintenance personnel as well as to first responders.

  8. Environmental assessment for the Satellite Power System (SPS) Concept Development and Evaluation Program (CDEP). [Microwave and non-microwave health and ecological assessment

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    Valentino, A.R.

    1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the satellite power system (SPS), satellites in geosynchronous earth orbit would collect solar energy in space, convert it to microwaves, and transmit the microwaves to receiving antennas (rectennas) on earth. At the rectennas, the microwave energy would be converted to electricity. This SPS environmental assessment considers the microwave and nonmicrowave effects on the terrestrial environment and human health, atmospheric effects, and effects on electromagnetic systems. No environmental problem has been identified that would preclude the continued study of SPS technology. To increase the certainty of the assessment, some research has been initiated and long-term research is being planned.

  9. ECRH microwave beam broadening in the edge turbulent plasma

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    Sysoeva, E. V.; Gusakov, E. Z.; Popov, A. Yu. [Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia and RL PAT SPbSPU, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Silva, F. da [Institute of Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion, IST, Lisbon (Portugal); Heuraux, S. [IJL UMR-7198 CNRS-Université de Lorraine, BP70239, 54506 Vandoeuvre Cedex (France)

    2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The influence of turbulent plasma density fluctuations on angular and spatial beam width is treated analytically in the framework of WKB based eikonal method. Reasonable agreement of analytical and numerical treatment results is demonstrated within the domain of quasi-optical approximation validity. Significant broadening of microwave beams is predicted for future ECRH experiments at ITER.

  10. Use of passive microwave remote sensing to monitor soil moisture

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    January 1998) Abstract - Surface soil moisture is a key variable to describe the water and energy soil layer) is a key variable in the water and energy exchanges at the land surfaceReview Use of passive microwave remote sensing to monitor soil moisture Jean-Pierre Wignerona

  11. Engineering of Ferrite-Graphite Composite Media for Microwave Shields

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    Koledintseva, Marina Y.

    Engineering of Ferrite-Graphite Composite Media for Microwave Shields Marina Koledintseva, PoornaAA@mpei.ru Abstract-- An electromagnetic shielding of objects using ferrite-graphite composites is considered- shielding; dielectric base material; ferrite- graphite composite, Maxwell Garnett formulation I

  12. Experimental Investigation of Microwave Vulnerabilities in CMOS Inverters

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    Anlage, Steven

    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

  13. Azimuth Variation in Microwave Backscatter over the Greenland Ice Sheet

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    Long, David G.

    Azimuth Variation in Microwave Backscatter over the Greenland Ice Sheet Ivan S. Ashcraft and David backscatter measurements are becoming an important tool for monitoring the dynamic behavior of the Greenland ice sheet. However, most Greenland studies assume constant backscatter for varying azimuth angles

  14. International Microwave Power Institute 127 ANALYSIS OF OPERATIONAL REGIMES

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    Yakovlev, Vadim

    for microwave heating. KEY WORDS: Electric field, dissipated power, micro- wave power, model, permittivity heating systems oper ating at 915 MHz is a standard feature protecting the magnetron from reflections LOAD E. Eves and V. Yakovlev Reflections, electric field and dissipated power of a 915 MHz water load

  15. Microwave properties of nanodiamond particles Daniel Slocombe,1,2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    at microwave frequencies using a cavity perturbation technique, and results were compared with UV Raman detonation nanodiamond powders were sourced from PlasmaChem GmbH (G01 grade). This mate- rial is purified measured, designated U in what follows. Samples were then oxidised by burning the powders in air

  16. Microwave Radiometer – 3 Channel (MWR3C) Handbook

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    Cadeddu, MP

    2012-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The microwave radiometer 3-channel (MWR3C) provides time-series measurements of brightness temperatures from three channels centered at 23.834, 30, and 89 GHz. These three channels are sensitive to the presence of liquid water and precipitable water vapor.

  17. Microwave-assisted synthesis of transition metal phosphide

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    Viswanathan, Tito

    2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of synthesizing transition metal phosphide. In one embodiment, the method has the steps of preparing a transition metal lignosulfonate, mixing the transition metal lignosulfonate with phosphoric acid to form a mixture, and subjecting the mixture to a microwave radiation for a duration of time effective to obtain a transition metal phosphide.

  18. Flexible Graphene Field-Effect Transistors for Microwave Electronics

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    Shepard, Kenneth

    Flexible Graphene Field-Effect Transistors for Microwave Electronics Inanc Meric , Nicholas Petrone-frequency characteristics of graphene field-effect transistors (GFETs) has received significant interest due the very high carrier velocities in graphene. In addition to excellent electronic performance, graphene possesses

  19. Statistical Isotropy of the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy

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    Souradeep, Tarun

    Statistical Isotropy of the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Amir Hajian #3; I.U.C.A.A., Pune to be statistically isotropic, i.e., statistical expectation values of the temperature #29;uctuations are preserved under rotations of the sky. Only under statistical isotropy does the widely used angular power spectrum

  20. Thermite powder ignition by localized microwaves Yehuda Meir, Eli Jerby

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    Jerby, Eli

    - propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) for sintering of ceramic composites [14]. The magnetic (H, the microwave energy is supplied locally to the powder. It creates a confined hotspot, and initiates a self-propagating the powder prior to its ignition is simulated theoretically, taking into account the powder's temperature

  1. Microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography: reconstruction by synthetic aperture

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    Feng, Dazi

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -induced thermoacoustic tomography (LMTT) based on focused transducers. Two microwave sources, which had frequencies of 9 GHz and 3 GHz, respectively, were used in the experiments for comparison. The 3-GHz system had a much larger imaging depth but a lower signal...

  2. Microwave Dielectric Heating of Drops in Microfluidic Devices

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    David Issadore; Katherine J. Humphry; Keith A. Brown; Lori Sandberg; David Weitz; Robert M. Westervelt

    2009-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a technique to locally and rapidly heat water drops in microfluidic devices with microwave dielectric heating. Water absorbs microwave power more efficiently than polymers, glass, and oils due to its permanent molecular dipole moment that has a large dielectric loss at GHz frequencies. The relevant heat capacity of the system is a single thermally isolated picoliter drop of water and this enables very fast thermal cycling. We demonstrate microwave dielectric heating in a microfluidic device that integrates a flow-focusing drop maker, drop splitters, and metal electrodes to locally deliver microwave power from an inexpensive, commercially available 3.0 GHz source and amplifier. The temperature of the drops is measured by observing the temperature dependent fluorescence intensity of cadmium selenide nanocrystals suspended in the water drops. We demonstrate characteristic heating times as short as 15 ms to steady-state temperatures as large as 30 degrees C above the base temperature of the microfluidic device. Many common biological and chemical applications require rapid and local control of temperature, such as PCR amplification of DNA, and can benefit from this new technique.

  3. A NOVEL MICROWAVE CAMERA FOR NDE OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES

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    De Flaviis, Franco

    A NOVEL MICROWAVE CAMERA FOR NDE OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES By Maria Q. Feng1 , Yoo Jin Kim2 , Franco De Flaviis3 , and Luis Jofre 4 ABSTRACT: Nondestructive assessment of concrete structures heavily and cracks inside concrete caused by aging, deterioration, and seismic loading. The authors have developed

  4. Polymer Surface Modification Using Microwave-Oven-Generated Plasma

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    Steinbock, Oliver

    , diameter 160 mm) are from Fisher Scientific. Compressed oxygen and ethanol (100%) are from Air Products with plasma is a frequently used technique to accomplish surface modifi- cations that affect chemical products. Our approach relies on an unmodified "kitchen microwave oven" and standard laboratory glassware

  5. System to continuously produce carbon fiber via microwave assisted plasma processing

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    White, Terry L; Paulauskas, Felix L; Bigelow, Timothy S

    2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for continuously processing carbon fiber including establishing a microwave plasma in a selected atmosphere contained in an elongated chamber having a microwave power gradient along its length defined by a lower microwave power at one end and a higher microwave power at the opposite end of the elongated chamber. The elongated chamber having an opening in each of the ends of the chamber that are adapted to allow the passage of the fiber tow while limiting incidental gas flow into or out of said chamber. A continuous fiber tow is introduced into the end of the chamber having the lower microwave power. The fiber tow is withdrawn from the opposite end of the chamber having the higher microwave power. The fiber to is subjected to progressively higher microwave energy as the fiber is being traversed through the elongated chamber.

  6. Microwave-emitting rotor, separator apparatus including same, methods of operation and design thereof

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    Meikrantz, David H.

    2006-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for use in separating, at least in part, a mixture, including at least one chamber and at least one microwave generation device configured for communicating microwave energy into the at least one chamber is disclosed. The rotor assembly may comprise an electric generator for generating electricity for operating the microwave generation device. At least one microwave generation device may be positioned within a tubular interior shaft extending within the rotor assembly. At least a portion of the tubular interior shaft may be substantially transparent to microwave energy. Microwave energy may be emitted in an outward radial direction or toward an anticipated boundary surface defined between a mixture and a separated constituent thereof. A method including flowing a mixture through at least one chamber and communicating microwave energy into the at least one chamber while rotating same is disclosed. Methods of operating a centrifugal separator and design thereof are disclosed.

  7. Energy Efficient Multi-mode Operation for Networked Wireless Sensors

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    Jay Yang, Shanchieh

    Energy Efficient Multi-mode Operation for Networked Wireless Sensors Shanchieh Jay Yang, Niranjan Krishnamurthi, Cory D. Cress and Moises Sudit Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623 Abstract of research work, ranging from device en- gineering to network protocol design, have been initiated to address

  8. Energy Optimization in Wireless Medical Systems Using Physiological Behavior

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    Energy Optimization in Wireless Medical Systems Using Physiological Behavior Hyduke Noshadi, Foad pressure sen- sors placed in each shoe, which cover the bottom of the entire foot, resulting in energy, Algorithm, Performance Keywords Wearable Medical Systems, Energy Optimization, Sensor Se- Permission to make

  9. An Energy-efficient Wireless Sensor Network for Precision Agriculture

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    Kumar, Ratnesh

    of the application (periodic collection of sensor- data and energy efficiency). Soil monitoring application doesAn Energy-efficient Wireless Sensor Network for Precision Agriculture Herman Sahota Ratnesh Kumar layer is designed to save energy during the wake-up synchronization phase. The network layer is designed

  10. LOCALIZATION AND ENERGY MODELING IN WIRELESS SENSOR Ali Shareef

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    Zhu, Yifeng

    enters a low-power state can potentially result in very large power savings. #12;ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would components of a sensor node, including processors with emerging energy-saving features, wireless energy-saving strategies in WSN. For example, it can be demonstrated that by carefully selecting

  11. Topology Control in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor PAOLO SANTI

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    Chen, Yuanzhu Peter

    - works to reduce energy consumption, which is essential to extend the network operational time. The goal, with the purpose of maintaining some global graph property (e.g., connectivity) while reducing energy consumption and Phrases: Connectivity, Energy consumption, Sensor networks, Topol- ogy control, Wireless ad hoc networks 1

  12. Reliability Gain of Network Coding in Lossy Wireless Networks

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Reliability Gain of Network Coding in Lossy Wireless Networks Majid Ghaderi Department of Computer that network coding improves network reliability by reducing the number of packet retransmissions in lossy networks. However, the extent of the reliability benefit of network coding is not known. This paper

  13. On the Reliability of Wireless Sensor Networks Communications

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    On the Reliability of Wireless Sensor Networks Communications Alexandre Mouradian and Isabelle Aug applications, which must meet time and reliability requirements. Works on the real-time ca- pability of WSNs have been proposed [1]. In this paper we propose to study the achievable reliability of WSNs, tacking

  14. VEHICLE TRACKING USING MOBILE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS DURING DYNAMIC LOAD

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    Lynch, Jerome P.

    and put into service, engineers lack cost-effective methods for measuring the actual loads imposedVEHICLE TRACKING USING MOBILE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS DURING DYNAMIC LOAD TESTING OF HIGHWAY in the understanding of vehicle-bridge interactions. Direct measurement of the complex coupling that naturally exists

  15. Localized Minimum-Energy Broadcasting for Wireless Multihop Networks

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    Stojmenovic, Ivan

    tree. We then observe that, for very dense networks, it is more energy-efficient to reach more than oneLocalized Minimum-Energy Broadcasting for Wireless Multihop Networks with Directional Antennas, and Carmen M. Yago Abstract--There are a number of proposals to achieve energy-efficient broadcasting

  16. Minimum-Hot-Spot Query Trees for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Zeinalipour, Demetris

    an energy- efficient query routing tree. (a) Energy harvesting for battery- less nodes for the (b) Voltree to the querying node. Energy-efficient query routing trees are needed in a plethora of systems such as PeopleMinimum-Hot-Spot Query Trees for Wireless Sensor Networks Georgios Chatzimilioudis Dept

  17. Energy Efficient Broadcast Routing in Static Ad Hoc Wireless Networks

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    Jia, Xiaohua

    such that the energy cost of the broadcast tree is minimized. Each node in the network is assumed to have a fixed level a broadcast tree such that the energy cost of the broadcast tree is minimized. We first prove that the problemEnergy Efficient Broadcast Routing in Static Ad Hoc Wireless Networks Deying Li, Xiaohua Jia

  18. TITLE: Wireless Multimedia Architectures and Applications DURATION: Half day

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    Furht, Borko

    towers, and inventing new handesets, high-speed chips, and protocols. The goal of this tutorial that will provide data transmission speeds of several Mbps, which are needed for multimedia. We will present over wireless networks at low and varying transmission speeds, (b) adaptive decoding that will optimize

  19. Everlast: Long-life, Supercapacitor-operated Wireless Sensor Node

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    Chou, Pai H.

    Everlast: Long-life, Supercapacitor-operated Wireless Sensor Node Farhan Simjee and Pai H. Chou,phchou}@uci.edu ABSTRACT This paper describes a supercapacitor-operated, solar-powered wire- less sensor node called, Design Keywords Maximum power point tracking, supercapacitor, solar power, wire- less sensors 1

  20. Lifetime Prediction for Supercapacitor-powered Wireless Sensor Nodes

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    Turau, Volker

    Lifetime Prediction for Supercapacitor-powered Wireless Sensor Nodes Christian Renner, J step towards reaching this goal: It explores discharging-characteristics of supercapacitors, discusses-ion polymers, supercapacitors can last for 10 years or even more. Superca- pacitors do not need a complex

  1. Deadline-aware Broadcasting in Wireless Networks with Network Coding

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    Wu, Jie

    on time. Index Terms--Broadcasting, broadcast tree, network coding, energy efficiency, deadline, NP 19122 Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ of transmissions, which improves the energy efficiency of wireless networks. On the other hand, delaying

  2. Optimal Routing and Scheduling in Multihop Wireless Renewable Energy Networks

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    Sarkar, Saswati

    and networks that are powered by renewable energy sources like solar, wind, vibration etc. In fact, multi- ple to solar panels. In addition to solar, energy harvested from the wind through the use of micro-turbines [3 for powering wireless nodes in the near future. Use of renewable energy has advantages in terms of operation

  3. Software-related Energy Footprint of a Wireless Broadband Module

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    on the power consumption. This opens up for potential energy savings by creating better ap- plications Keywords 3G, Energy footprint, Power consumption, Wireless broad- band 1. INTRODUCTION The battery lifetime the energy consumption is an essential part of de- veloping new hardware components, it has been a neglected

  4. Adaptive Sampling for Wireless Sensor Networks Rebecca M. Willett

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    Willett, Rebecca

    net- work that can significantly reduce energy consumption. Under a piecewise smooth field assumption activating only n3/4 of the sensors in the net- work. This approach can save significant energy compared acquisition, and communication contribute significantly to the energy ex- penditure of wireless sensor

  5. Saving Energy by Adjusting Transmission Power in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Rowe, Neil C.

    and communication areas. Energy-efficient communication is an important issue in WSNs because of the limited power distributed algorithms to reduce communication energy consumption in WSNs by minimizing the total transmissionSaving Energy by Adjusting Transmission Power in Wireless Sensor Networks Xiao Chen Department

  6. Wireless Relay Networks for Green Environment Professor Zbigniew Dziong

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    Huang, Jianwei

    of Technology, Poland, both in Electrical Engineering where he also worked as an Assistant Professor. From 1987 relay networks have been considered for 3GPP LTE and WiMax (IEEE 802.16j) technologies. The focus has of this presentation we address the issue from a different perspective. Namely, we consider how the wireless relay

  7. Efficient Low Complexity Power Allocation Policies for Wireless Communication Systems

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    Sharma, Vinod

    . Other benefits will be smaller diesel generators and batteries with longer life time. Thus, one of the primary challenges for Next Generation Networks (NGN) is to reduce energy consumption. In a BS the powerEfficient Low Complexity Power Allocation Policies for Wireless Communication Systems Guaranteeing

  8. Reliable Packet Transmissions in Multipath Routed Wireless Networks

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    Valaee, Shahrokh

    probability of packet loss (PPL) in wireless networks. Path diversification uses erasure codes and multiple this case blind load balancing. We show that for low PPL, blind load balancing outperforms single the fragments. We show how to distribute the fragments for minimized PPL, and maximized efficiency given a bound

  9. Reliable Packet Transmissions in Multipath Routed Wireless Networks

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    Valaee, Shahrokh

    loss (PPL) in wireless networks. Path diversification uses erasure codes and multiple paths. We show that for low PPL, blind load balancing outperforms single-path transmission. In the second how to distribute the fragments for minimized PPL, and maximized efficiency given a bound on PPL. We

  10. Investigation of optical wireless systems for indoor broadband networks

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    Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

    in the light emitting diodes (LEDs) of a visible light communication (VLC) system are investigated. Keywords emitting diodes (LEDs) emitting in the visible spectral range has recently gained increasing attention been reported covering bit rates up to 50 Mb/s [5]. Optical wireless communications with (light

  11. SBA: A Simple Backoff Algorithm for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    SBA: A Simple Backoff Algorithm for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Tahiry RAZAFINDRALAMBO1 and Isabelle of ad hoc networks based on IEEE 802.11 DCF degrade when congestion increases. The issues concern SBA with IEEE 802.11 and several alternatives to 802.11 in ad hoc networks. We show that SBA achieves

  12. Prediction and Management in Energy Harvested Wireless Sensor Nodes

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    Simunic, Tajana

    : tajana@ucsd.edu Abstract--Solar panels are frequently used in wireless sensor nodes because they can with rechargeable energy storage (e.g. batteries and super capacitors). Many different types of energy harvesting as energy storage units and a solar panel for energy harvesting. Shimmer evaluates the health of a large

  13. Spatial Energy Balancing in Large-scale Wireless Multihop Networks

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    de Veciana, Gustavo

    Spatial Energy Balancing in Large-scale Wireless Multihop Networks Seung Jun Baek and Gustavo de is on optimizing trade-offs between the energy cost of spreading traffic and the improved spatial balance of energy. We propose a parameterized family of energy balancing strategies for grids and approximate

  14. Wireless Network Interface Energy Conservation for Bottlenecked First Mile Networks

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    Chandra, Surendar

    user using the limited upstream capacity of the home broad- band link. We analyze the behavior of two- posed by this behavior on a client side energy saving mechanism. We also describe techniques that allowWireless Network Interface Energy Conservation for Bottlenecked First Mile Networks Surendar

  15. Optimizing Communication Energy Consumption in Perpetual Wireless Nanosensor Networks

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    Weigle, Michele

    Optimizing Communication Energy Consumption in Perpetual Wireless Nanosensor Networks Shahram}@cs.odu.edu Abstract--This paper investigates the effect of various param- eters of energy consumption. Finding the optimum combination of parameters to minimize energy consumption while satisfying the Qo

  16. Optimizing physical layer parameters for wireless sensor networks

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    Heinzelman, Wendi

    #12;Abstract Wireless sensor networks utilize battery-operated nodes, and thus energy efficiency of Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Rochester Rochester, New York 2007 the University of Rochester from 2002 to 2006, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical

  17. Optimizing Physical Layer Parameters for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Heinzelman, Wendi

    relay distance and the optimal transmit energy as a function of channel noise level and path loss University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, TURKEY As wireless sensor networks utilize battery-operated nodes, energy efficiency is of paramount importance at all levels of system design. In order to save

  18. Wireless service management solutions To support your business objectives

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    Improvecustomersupportand servicemanagement Improveservicequalityandeach customer'sexperience #12; Customers demand high requires a new focus on customer profitability and retention, and a complete understanding of how wire such as response time and availability of services -- and much more. Tivoli Netcool solutions for wireless provide

  19. Attack-Resilient Time Synchronization for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Yener, Aylin

    Attack-Resilient Time Synchronization for Wireless Sensor Networks Hui Song, Sencun Zhu in sensor networks were not designed with security in mind, thus leaving them vulnerable to security attacks. In this paper, we first identify various attacks that are effective to several representative time

  20. BAAP: Blackhole Attack Avoidance Protocol for Wireless Network

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    Dharmaraja, S.

    BAAP: Blackhole Attack Avoidance Protocol for Wireless Network Saurabh Gupta Indian Institute infrastructure in adhoc net- work makes it vulnerable to various attacks. MANET routing disrupts attack is a blackhole attack in which malicious node falsely claiming itself as having the fresh

  1. University of Florida Cell Phone/Similar Wireless Communication Devices

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    Sin, Peter

    University of Florida Cell Phone/Similar Wireless Communication Devices Reimbursement Request Form the appropriate box * Purchase Reimbursement:* Monthly Reimbursement:Cell Phone * Purchase Reimbursement:* Monthly than $150 per month. The purchase reimbursement limit for each device is $150.00 for cell phones

  2. Signal Compression in Wireless Sensor By Marco F. Duarte1

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    sensor networks (WSNs) has been motivated by important applications such as climate change tracking is an important tool for reducing the communication costs and increasing the lifetime of wireless sensor network communication rate could be achieved. This, however, would require communication between the sensors or prior

  3. Optical Wireless Multi-Spot Diffusing; a MIMO Configuration

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    Kavehrad, Mohsen

    .ed Abstract- Optical (infrared) wireless communications links offer an attractive solution for indoor is an attractive solution for indoor applications. The links operate on a vast frequency band (of about 300 THz and performance: noisy environment and eye-safety requirements. Daylight coming from windows, incan

  4. UCIT Data Network Standards Campus Wireless Network Standard

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    Habib, Ayman

    on the University of Calgary campuses, both inside buildings and outdoor areas. This standard does not apply Standard in buildings as the infrastructure is upgraded. All new AP deployments will be connected to 1 Gbps POE switches which will then be connected to the building head end switches. 4.3. Wireless Standard Wi

  5. Energy-Efficient Routing Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Khan, Maleq

    1 Energy-Efficient Routing Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks Maleq Khan Gopal Pandurangan Bharat spanning tree (MST) is the optimal data aggregation tree for energy-efficient rout- ing. We then study energy-efficient distributed algorithms for constructing MSTs. The GHS algorithm to construct MST has

  6. Evolving an Indoor Robotic Localization System Based on Wireless Networks

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    Braun, Torsten

    of indoor robotic localization. We investigate the design and building of an autonomous localization system provides the position of one robot in a space, as in a Cartesian plane, corroborating with the EvoEvolving an Indoor Robotic Localization System Based on Wireless Networks Gustavo Pessin1

  7. Utility-based Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Wu, Jie

    Utility-based Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks Xiaoguang Li and Jie Wu Department of Computer the existing utility-based routing protocols for WSNs. We put them into sev- eral categories according to their utility properties, such as delay, cost, and packet delivery ratio. In addition, we will also cover

  8. Leakage-Aware Energy Synchronization for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Zhang, Zhi-Li

    Leakage-Aware Energy Synchronization for Wireless Sensor Networks Ting Zhu, Ziguo Zhong, Yu Gu-capacitor as the only energy storage unit. To efficiently use the harvested energy, we design and imple- ment leakage-aware con- trol can effectively utilize energy that could otherwise leak away. Nodes running leakage-aware

  9. Jamming-Aware Minimum Energy Routing in Wireless Networks

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    Goeckel, Dennis L.

    1 Jamming-Aware Minimum Energy Routing in Wireless Networks Azadeh Sheikholeslami, Majid Ghaderi; however, energy-aware routing in the presence of active adversary (jammers) has not been considered. We. There has been some study of energy-aware ad hoc routing protocols in the literature [13], [14], [15], [16

  10. Residual Energy-Aware Cooperative Transmission (REACT) in Wireless Networks

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    Leung, Kin K.

    Residual Energy-Aware Cooperative Transmission (REACT) in Wireless Networks Erwu Liu, Qinqing Zhang the lifetime of the network and we call the selection method a residual energy-aware cooperative transmission- works, where energy efficiency is a critical design consideration. We assume that multiple relay nodes

  11. Variable Latency Turbo Codes for Wireless Multimedia Applications

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    Valenti, Matthew C.

    Variable Latency Turbo Codes for Wireless Multimedia Applications Matthew C. Valenti and Brian D acceptable latency and Bit Error Rate BER or Frame Error Rate FER. In turbo coded systems a tradeo between an adaptive turbo coding strategy for wire- less multimedia communications that incor- porates a set

  12. Impact of Lossy Links on Performance of Multihop Wireless Networks

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    Holte, Robert

    ] study power-aware routing with renewable energy sources. Ephremides gives an overview on energy concerns Holte Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E8 yuxi, harms wireless networks have energy constraints. Lossy links also affect energy efficiency due to retransmissions

  13. Experimental Investigations into TCP Performance over Wireless Multihop Networks

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    Kawadia, Vikas

    , reliable and as automated as possible. The ex- perimental observations are subjected to a thorough. The cards were partially covered with copper tape to reduce their range, which enabled creation The performance of TCP over wireless networks has been stud- ied actively in the past few years. The observation

  14. Predictive Protocol Management with Contingency Planning for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Raja, Anita

    on enabling sensor and actuator connectivity without the use of wires. Energy consumption among the wireless of the WSN operational mode in order to optimize the energy utilization based on the time varying characteristics of the Radio-Frequency (RF) in which the network operates. I. INTRODUCTION Energy efficiency

  15. Hindawi Publishing Corporation EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking

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    Boyer, Edmond

    of weights that dynamically accounts for both the experienced QoS and the transmission conditions. This new is properly cited. 1. Introduction Providing mobile multimedia transmission services with an adequate QoS is very challenging. In contrast with wired communications, wireless transmissions are subject to many

  16. Wireless Networks manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Zhao, Qing

    to transmit such that the total cost (such as energy consumption or the number of transmissions) is minimized. In contrast to the wireless broadcast problems for minimizing the energy consumption and the number over all the transmissions (e.g., the transmission and reception energy, the price for accessing

  17. INTRODUCTION As wireless and portable mobile devices become

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    Hou, Y. Thomas

    in WSNs, and discuss their pros and cons. WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER: HISTORY, CURRENT STATUS, AND RECENT, wind, vibrations, and ambient radio signals. Energy-harvesting tech- nologies are orthogonal to WPT the hassle of wires. WPT technolo- gies are revolutionizing the way energy is trans- ferred and have

  18. Voice Quality Evaluation for Wireless Transmission with ROHC Stephan Rein

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    Reisslein, Martin

    are the compression gain (reduction in header and total packet size), the voice quality, and the delay jit- terVoice Quality Evaluation for Wireless Transmission with ROHC Stephan Rein Dept. of Electrical Eng and the voice qualities using a wide array of objective voice quality met- rics including SNR metrics, spectral

  19. Integration of Groundwater Transport Models with Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Han, Qi "Chee"

    ~nigo Urteaga2 , Qi Han2 , Anura Jayasumana3 , Tissa Illangasekare1 1 Division of Environmental Sciences dynamic hydrological and environmental processes. As the wireless nodes are resource constrained, mass be conceptualized in the WSN context. INTRODUCTION As groundwater contamination is an established problem with many

  20. The Power of Non-Uniform Wireless Power

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    The Power of Non-Uniform Wireless Power ETH Zurich ­ Distributed Computing Group Magnus M-To-Interference-Plus-Noise Ratio (SINR) Formula Minimum signal- to-interference ratio Power level of sender u Path-loss exponent Noise Distance between two nodes Received signal power from sender Received signal power from all other