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Solar cells: A laboratory experiment on the temperature dependence of the open?circuit voltage  

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This paper describes a simple demonstration of the effect of an increase in temperature upon the performance of solar cells under concentrated light. It is shown that the expected increase of the open?circuit voltage is offset by the temperature effect. This experiment should be quite relevant as an introduction to the study of concentration for undergraduate physics laboratories.

A. Khoury; J?P. Charles; J. Charette; M. Fieux; P. Mialhe

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Amorphous silicon/polyaniline heterojunction solar cells: Fermi levels and open-circuit voltages  

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these open-circuit voltages are lower than for the best a-Si:H cells utilizing nanocrystalline Si or a reports on conducting polymer/ amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) structures [1­4] and conduct- ing polymer/crystalline silicon (c-Si) structures [5,6]. In this paper, we report our research on polyaniline (PANI)/a-Si:H

Schiff, Eric A.

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Derivation of the open-circuit voltage of organic solar cells  

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Organic photovoltaic cells have improved in efficiency from 1% two decades ago to over 10% today. Continued improvement necessitates a theoretical understanding of the factors determining efficiency. Organic photovoltaic efficiency can be parameterized in terms of open-circuit voltage, short-circuit current, and fill factor. Here we present a theory that explains the dependencies of open-circuit voltage on semiconductor energy levels, light intensity, solar cell and light-source temperatures, charge-carrier recombination, and external fluorescence efficiency. The present theory also explains why recombination at the donor-acceptor heterointerface is a dominant process in heterojunction-based cells. Furthermore, the Carnot efficiency appears, highlighting the connection to basic thermodynamics. The theory presented here is consistent with and builds on the experimental and theoretical observations already in the literature. Crucially, the present theory can be straightforwardly derived in a line-by-line fashion using standard tools from statistical physics.

Douglas B. Staple; Patricia A. K. Oliver; Ian G. Hill

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymer defect states modulate open-circuit voltage in bulk-heterojunction solar cells  

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Defect states influence the operation of organic solar cells altering transport, recombination, and energetic mechanisms. This work investigates how processing conditions induce morphology-related, electrically active defects in the donor polymer of bulk-heterojunction solar cells. Structural order is inferred from absorption and X-ray diffraction data, while defect density is determined from capacitance methods. A correlation is observed between the polymer nanocrystallite size, the defect concentration, and the output voltage. For the case of poly(3-hexylthiophene), processing that promote crystallinity is beneficial for the device performance as it decreases the defect density (energy disorder) that finally enlarges the maximum achievable open-circuit voltage. Defect states within the effective bandgap modulate the downshift of the hole Fermi level upon illumination that in turn establishes the achievable open-circuit voltage.

Ripolles, Teresa S.; Guerrero, Antonio; Garcia-Belmonte, Germà, E-mail: garciag@uji.es [Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Devices Group, Departament de Física, Universitat Jaume I, ES-12071 Castelló (Spain)] [Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Devices Group, Departament de Física, Universitat Jaume I, ES-12071 Castelló (Spain)

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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High open circuit voltages of solar cells based on quantum dot and dye hybrid-sensitization  

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A type of solar cell based on quantum dot (QD) and dye hybrid-sensitized mesoporous TiO{sub 2} film electrode was designed and reported. The electrode was consisted of a TiO{sub 2} nanoparticle (NP) thin film layer sensitized with CdS quantum dot (QD) and an amorphous TiO{sub 2} coated TiO{sub 2} NP thin film layer that sensitized with C106 dye. The amorphous TiO{sub 2} layer was obtained by TiCl{sub 4} post-treatment to improve the properties of solar cells. Research showed that the solar cells fabricated with as-prepared hybrid-sensitized electrode exhibited excellent photovoltaic performances and a fairly high open circuit voltage of 796?mV was achieved.

Zhao, Yujie; Zhao, Wanyu; Chen, Jingkuo; Li, Huayang; Fu, Wuyou, E-mail: hari@hpu.edu.cn, E-mail: fuwy56@163.com; Sun, Guang; Cao, Jianliang; Zhang, Zhanying [School of Materials Science and Engineering and Cultivating Base for Key Laboratory of Environment-friendly Inorganic Materials in University of Henan Province, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo 454000 (China)] [School of Materials Science and Engineering and Cultivating Base for Key Laboratory of Environment-friendly Inorganic Materials in University of Henan Province, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo 454000 (China); Bala, Hari, E-mail: hari@hpu.edu.cn, E-mail: fuwy56@163.com [School of Materials Science and Engineering and Cultivating Base for Key Laboratory of Environment-friendly Inorganic Materials in University of Henan Province, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo 454000 (China) [School of Materials Science and Engineering and Cultivating Base for Key Laboratory of Environment-friendly Inorganic Materials in University of Henan Province, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo 454000 (China); College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities, Tongliao 028043 (China)

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationship between energetic disorder and open-circuit voltage in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells  

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We simulate organic bulk heterojunction solar cells. The effects of energetic disorder are incorporated through a Gaussian or exponential model of density of states. Analytical models of open-circuit voltage (VOC) are derived from the splitting of quasi-Fermi potentials. Their predictions are backed up by more complex numerical device simulations including effects such as carrier-density–dependent charge-carrier mobilities. It is predicted that the VOC depends on: (1) the donor-acceptor energy gap; (2) charge-carrier recombination rates; (3) illumination intensity; (4) the contact work functions (if not in the pinning regime); and (5) the amount of energetic disorder. A large degree of energetic disorder, or a high density of traps, is found to cause significant reductions in VOC. This can explain why VOC is often less than expected in real devices. Energetic disorder also explains the nonideal temperature and intensity dependence of VOC and the superbimolecular recombination rates observed in many real bulk heterojunction solar cells.

James C. Blakesley and Dieter Neher

2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Open-circuit voltage, fill factor, and efficiency of a CdS/CdTe solar cell  

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The dependences of the open-circuit voltage, fill factor, and efficiency of the thin-film CdS/CdTe solar cell on the resistivity {rho} and carrier lifetime {tau} in the absorbing CdTe layer were studied. In the common case in which the uncompensated acceptor concentration and the electron lifetime in the CdTe layer are within 10{sup 15}-10{sup 16} cm{sup -3} and 10{sup -10}-10{sup -9} s, the calculation results correspond to the achieved efficiency of the best thin-film CdS/CdTe solar cells. It was shown that, by decreasing {rho} and increasing {tau} in the absorbing CdTe layer, the open-circuit voltage, fill factor, and efficiency can be substantially increased, with their values approaching the theoretical limit for such devices.

Kosyachenko, L. A., E-mail: lakos@chv.ukrpack.net; Grushko, E. V. [Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Compression-Induced Open Circuit Voltage Increase in All-Polymer Solar Cells with Lithium Fluoride Nanolayers  

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Compression-Induced Open Circuit Voltage Increase in All-Polymer Solar Cells with Lithium Fluoride Nanolayers ... The P3HT polymer (weight-average molecular weight = 50 kDa; polydispersity index = 2.2) was used as received from Rieke Metals (Nebraska, U.S.A.), while the F8BT polymer (weight-average molecular weight = 46 kDa) was supplied from American Dye Sources (Quebec, Canada). ...

Sooyong Lee; Sungho Nam; Hwajeong Kim; Youngkyoo Kim

2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits  

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

Berzins, M.

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Dependence of Band Offset and Open-Circuit Voltage on the Interfacial Interaction between TiO2 and Carboxylated Polythiophenes  

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the open-circuit voltage. An attractive approach for making low-cost photovoltaic (PV) cells is to use bulk, 2005 The interface of planar TiO2/polymer photovoltaic cells was modified with two carboxylated to titania surfaces in photovoltaic cells. If the density of attachment groups is just enough to attach

McGehee, Michael

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Thermally-induced voltage alteration for integrated circuit analysis  

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

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

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low voltage amplifier architecture for high speed switched capacitor circuits  

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

Shankar, Asit

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature, High Voltage Fully Integrated Gate Driver Circuit  

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

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Kirchhoff voltage law corrected for radiating circuits  

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

Lara, Vitor

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel approach for the improvement of open circuit voltage and fill factor of InGaAsSb/GaSb thermophotovoltaic cells  

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Heterojunction n-Al{sub 0.25}Ga{sub 0.75}As{sub 0.02}Sb{sub 098}/p-In{sub 0.16}Ga{sub 0.84}As{sub 0.04}Sb{sub 0.96} thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells were grown by molecular-beam epitaxy on n-GaSb-substrates. In the spectral range from 1 {micro}m to 2.1 {micro}m these cells, as well as homojunction n-p-In{sub 0.16}Ga{sub 0.84}As{sub 0.04}Sb{sub 0.96} cells, have demonstrated internal quantum efficiencies exceeding 80%, despite about a 200 meV barrier in the conduction band at the heterointerface. Estimation shows that the thermal emission of the electrons photogenerated in p-region over this barrier can provide high efficiency for hetero-cells if the electron recombination time in p-In{sub 0.16}Ga{sub 0.84}As{sub 0.04}Sb{sub 0.96}is longer than 10 ns. Keeping the same internal efficiency as homojunction cells, hetero-cells provide a unique opportunity to decrease the dark forward current and thereby increase open circuit voltage (V{sub {proportional_to}}) and fill factor at a given illumination level. It is shown that the decrease of the forward current in hetero-cells is due to the lower recombination rate in n-type wider-bandgap space-charge region and to the suppression of the hole component of the forward current. The improvement in V{sub {proportional_to}} reaches 100% at illumination level equivalent to 1 mA/cm{sup 2} and it decreases to 5% at the highest illumination levels (2--3 A/cm{sup 2}), where the electron current component dominates in both the homo- and heterojunction cells. Values of V{sub {proportional_to}} as high as 310 meV have been obtained for a hetero-cell at illumination levels of 3 A/cm{sup 2}. Under this condition, the expected fill factor value is about 72% for a hetero-cell with improved series resistance. The heterojunction concept provides excellent prospects for further reduction of the dark forward current in TPV cells.

Garbuzov, D.Z.; Martinelli, R.U.; Khalfin, V.; Lee, H.; Morris, N.A.; Taylor, G.C.; Connolly, J.C. [Sarnoff Corp., Princeton, NJ (United States); Charache, G.W.; DePoy, D.M. [Lockheed-Martin, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPACT OF DYNAMIC VOLTAGE SCALING (DVS) ON CIRCUIT OPTIMIZATION  

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

Esquit Hernandez, Carlos A.

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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LOW VOLTAGE ANALOG CIRCUITS USING STANDARD CMOS TECHNOLOGY  

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

Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

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Transient recovery voltage considerations in the application of medium voltage circuit breakers  

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Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers can fail to interrupt 3-phase fault currents when power systems have Transient Recovery Voltage (TRV) characteristics which exceed the rating of the circuit breaker. This paper examines the application of 13.8kV generation and load switchgear for an oil refinery in which circuit parameters as originally designed would have exceeded the 13.8kV circuit breakers TRV ratings had corrective measures not been taken. This paper illustrates this case and discusses the basis of TRV, how TRV is assessed, and alternative actions taken to bring circuits to within the 13.8 kV circuit breaker ratings.

Swindler, D.L.; Schwartz, P.; Hamer, P.S.; Lambert, S.R.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Automated Voltage Regulators | Open Energy Information  

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Regulators Regulators Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Voltage Regulators Voltage regulators are transformers that can increase or decrease the voltage on a distribution circuit to help keep the voltage within a pre-determined band. Unlike capacitor banks, voltage regulators cannot adjust power factor. These devices typically monitor the voltage at the location where they are connected, and compare it to a programmed set point. If the voltage deviates too far from the set point, the voltage regulator can increase or decrease its output voltage by moving the tap on the secondary side up or down. An automated voltage regulator can operate with remote control signals, or in concert with other area voltage control devices, to help regulate distribution voltage in a coordinated fashion.

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Integrated circuit failure analysis by low-energy charge-induced voltage alteration  

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A scanning electron microscope apparatus and method are described for detecting and imaging open-circuit defects in an integrated circuit (IC). The invention uses a low-energy high-current focused electron beam that is scanned over a device surface of the IC to generate a charge-induced voltage alteration (CIVA) signal at the location of any open-circuit defects. The low-energy CIVA signal may be used to generate an image of the IC showing the location of any open-circuit defects. A low electron beam energy is used to prevent electrical breakdown in any passivation layers in the IC and to minimize radiation damage to the IC. The invention has uses for IC failure analysis, for production-line inspection of ICs, and for qualification of ICs. 5 figs.

Cole, E.I. Jr.

1996-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated circuit failure analysis by low-energy charge-induced voltage alteration  

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A scanning electron microscope apparatus and method are described for detecting and imaging open-circuit defects in an integrated circuit (IC). The invention uses a low-energy high-current focused electron beam that is scanned over a device surface of the IC to generate a charge-induced voltage alteration (CIVA) signal at the location of any open-circuit defects. The low-energy CIVA signal may be used to generate an image of the IC showing the location of any open-circuit defects. A low electron beam energy is used to prevent electrical breakdown in any passivation layers in the IC and to minimize radiation damage to the IC. The invention has uses for IC failure analysis, for production-line inspection of ICs, and for qualification of ICs.

Cole, Jr., Edward I. (2116 White Cloud St., NE., Albuquerque, NM 87112)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

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

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

1993-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

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

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

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lookout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

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

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

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Operating Voltage | Open Energy Information  

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Voltage Voltage Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Operating Voltage The voltage level by which an electrical system is designated and to which certain operating characteristics of the system are related; also, the effective (root-mean-square) potential difference between any two conductors or between a conductor and the ground. The actual voltage of the circuit may vary somewhat above or below this value.[1] Related Terms system References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. inline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Operating_Voltage&oldid=480559" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes

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Modeling of the Voltage Waves in the LHC Main Dipole Circuits  

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

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Estimation of Circuit Timing Vulnerability Due to Leakage-Induced Power Grid Voltage Drop  

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Statistical Estimation of Circuit Timing Vulnerability Due to Leakage-Induced Power Grid Voltage voltage drops on the power grid that can affect circuit timing. We propose a statistical analysis supply voltage to circuit devices is referred to as the power grid. The consequences of power grid

Najm, Farid N.

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Vertical Circuits Inc | Open Energy Information  

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

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Definition: Automated Distribution Circuit Switches | Open Energy  

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

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Low-voltage, low-power circuits for data communication systems  

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There are growing industrial demands for low-voltage supply and low-power consumption circuits and systems. This is especially true for very high integration level and very large scale integrated (VLSI) mixed-signal chips and system...

Chen, Mingdeng

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A Worst-Case Circuit Delay Verification Technique Considering Power Grid Voltage Variations  

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A Worst-Case Circuit Delay Verification Technique Considering Power Grid Voltage Variations then these critical paths we tie the supplies of the gates to physical power grids and re-analyze for the worst- case and report on the implementation results using benchmark circuits tied to a number of test-case power grids

Najm, Farid N.

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Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker  

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

Premerlani, W.J.

1981-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Premerlani, William J. (Scotia, NY)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:Nominal Voltage | Open Energy Information  

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Nominal Voltage Nominal Voltage Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Nominal Voltage Property Type Number This is a property of type Number. Pages using the property "Nominal Voltage" Showing 22 pages using this property. D Distributed Generation Study/10 West 66th Street Corp + 480 + Distributed Generation Study/615 kW Waukesha Packaged System + 480 + Distributed Generation Study/Aisin Seiki G60 at Hooligans Bar and Grille + 240 + Distributed Generation Study/Arrow Linen + 480 + Distributed Generation Study/Dakota Station (Minnegasco) + 0 + Distributed Generation Study/Elgin Community College + 4,160 + Distributed Generation Study/Emerling Farm + 480 + Distributed Generation Study/Floyd Bennett + 480 + Distributed Generation Study/Harbec Plastics + 480 +

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252 IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 39, NO. 1, JANUARY 2004 A CMOS Subbandgap Reference Circuit With 1-V Power Supply Voltage  

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252 IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 39, NO. 1, JANUARY 2004 A CMOS Subbandgap Reference management circuits [1]. As process technologies go into the deep-submicron eras and the demand for battery) as well as design margin. To keep pace with supply voltage requirements of a state-of-the-art CMOS process

Ayers, Joseph

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A study of temperature compensating circuits for voltage references which use negative temperature coefficient zener diodes  

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A STUDY OF TEMPERATURE COMPENSATING CIRCUITS FOR VOLTAGE REFERENCES WHICH USE NEGATIVE TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT ZENER DIODES A Thesis By SPENCER DELANO COLEMAN Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College... ZENER DIODES A Thesis By SPENCER DELANO COLEMAN Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Co mittee Head of Department May 1961 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The author wishes to express his sincere gratitude to the members of his graduate committee...

Coleman, Spencer Delano

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An Open Question about Dependency of Life Time of Hardware Components and Dynamic Voltage Scaling  

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Open question about Dependency of Life Time of Hardware Components and Dynamic Voltage Scaling (A primary idea)

Jaberi, Nasrin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - auto-regulatory circuit deactivator Sample...  

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voltage VTH is the open-circuit voltage. (d). T F Superposition... the 10 k resistor in the circuit given below. Draw a small sketch of each transformation you make. i1...

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

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

Lehn, Peter W.

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Development of Robust Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits in the Presence of Process- Voltage-Temperature Variations  

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to electrical power detectors is introduced by outlining a strategy for built-in testing of analog circuits with on-chip temperature sensors. Comparisons of an amplifier's measurement results at 1GHz with the measured DC voltage output of an on-chip temperature...

Onabajo, Marvin Olufemi

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on short-circuit current of doubly fed induction generator under non-deep voltage drop  

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Abstract The transient characteristics of power systems with large-scale doubly fed wind turbines undergo profound changes. Doubly fed induction generators (DFIG) under non-deep voltage drop generate short-circuit currents, which involves complicated electromagnetism and control coupling. This phenomenon has only been partially studied in the literature. Thus, this paper presents a detailed analysis of the short-circuit current of DFIG, with particular attention to the influence of converter adjustment. The dynamics of generator and converter control were simultaneously analyzed by vector analysis in uniform coordinate space. The generation mechanism, composition, and analytical expressions of short-circuit current were proposed. DFIG models were constructed to calculate the initial and steady-state short-circuit current. Simulation and experiment were performed to verify the efficacy of the proposed analyses.

Jinxin Ouyang; Xiaofu Xiong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trap seal for open circuit liquid cooled turbines  

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An improved trap seal for open circuit liquid cooled turbines is disclosed. The trap seal of the present invention includes an annular recess formed in the supply conduit of cooling channels formed in the airfoil of the turbine buckets. A cylindrical insert is located in the annular recesses and has a plurality of axial grooves formed along the outer periphery thereof and a central recess formed in one end thereof. The axial grooves and central recess formed in the cylindrical insert cooperate with the annular recess to define a plurality of S-shaped trap seals which permit the passage of liquid coolant but prohibit passage of gaseous coolant.

Grondahl, Clayton M. (Clifton Park, NY); Germain, Malcolm R. (Ballston Lake, NY)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Voltage Electrostatic Actuation and Displacement Measurement through Resonant Drive Circuit.  

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??An electrostatic actuator driven by conventional voltage control and charge control requires high actuation voltage and suffers from the pull-in phenomenon that limits its operation… (more)

Park, Sangtak

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elevated voltage level I.sub.DDQ failure testing of integrated circuits  

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Burn in testing of static CMOS IC's is eliminated by I.sub.DDQ testing at elevated voltage levels. These voltage levels are at least 25% higher than the normal operating voltage for the IC but are below voltage levels that would cause damage to the chip.

Righter, Alan W. (Albuquerque, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elevated voltage level I{sub DDQ} failure testing of integrated circuits  

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Burn in testing of static CMOS IC`s is eliminated by I{sub DDQ} testing at elevated voltage levels. These voltage levels are at least 25% higher than the normal operating voltage for the IC but are below voltage levels that would cause damage to the chip. 4 figs.

Righter, A.W.

1996-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Voltage and Timing Adaptation for Variation and Aging Tolerance in Nanometer VLSI Circuits  

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Process variations and circuit aging continue to be main challenges to the power-efficiency of VLSI circuits, as considerable power budget must be allocated at design time to mitigate timing variations. Modern designs incorporate adaptive techniques...

Shim, Kyu-Nam 1978-

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Automated Voltage And Var Control | Open Energy Information  

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Voltage And Var Control Voltage And Var Control Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Voltage And Var Control Automated voltage and VAR control requires coordinated operation of reactive power resources such as capacitor banks, voltage regulators, transformer load-tap changers, and distributed generation (DG) with sensors, controls, and communications systems. These devices could operate autonomously in response to local events or in response to signals from a central control system.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Also Known As Volt-VAR Control (VVC) Related Terms smart grid, Reactive Power References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Functions' An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from

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Analysis of asset health : an approach to monitoring and diagnostics for medium voltage circuit breakers  

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The Medium Voltage Electric Industry is a very conservative and risk adverse sector that has undergone very little change in the past 30 years when compared to other technologically dependent activities; this reality is ...

Corona, Erick (Erick Gustavo)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Rojas Gonzalez, Miguel Angel

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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1216 IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 42, NO. 6, JUNE 2007 An SC Voltage Doubler with Pseudo-Continuous  

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1216 IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 42, NO. 6, JUNE 2007 An SC Voltage Doubler by the growing demand of battery-operated portable electronic devices like PDAs, cellular phones, MP3 players-load conditions for prolonging the battery lifetime; 2) to be low cost in terms of using small-value off

Lee, Hoi

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

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

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Threshold voltage extraction circuit  

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=Vos* (point of inflection in t/In-V&s), the drain current flowing in M2 and Ml would correspond to the square-law current equation of In; ? (kp/2);(W/L)i (Vcs; ? Vr) . (17) Thus, 4Im = Im and t/Inz/VIm ? 0. 5. By plotting the graph of ratio t... can also be expressed as VGS2 VGS/ slope = ~ (4) Let 4~ = I then t//t ? 2I, then by equating (3) and (4), Vr can be obtained with a simple expression as Vr = 2Vost ? Vcr. Linear Extrapolation Method This method is similar...

Hoon, Siew Kuok

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Grey photovoltaic solitons in two-photon photorefractive materials under the open-circuit  

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In steady-state conditions, we predicted that grey photovoltaic solitons of the optical wave evolution equation could exist in two-photon photorefractive materials under the open-circuit case. The characteristics of the grey photovoltaic soliton, such as the intensity profile, the intensity full width at half-maximum, the transverse velocity and the phase profiles of these grey photovoltaic solitons are discussed in detail.

Y Zhang; C F Hou; X D Sun

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical studies of the film formation on lithium in propylene carbonate solutions under open circuit conditions  

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The nature of protective surface layers formed on lithium in propylene carbonate solutions of LiClO/sub 4/ and LiAsF/sub 6/ at open circuit has been investigated by electrochemical pulse measurements and other techniques. The results are consistent with the fast formation of a compact thin layer of Li/sub 2/O by reaction with residual water. This layer acts as a solid ionic conductor. Slow corrosion processes produce a thicker porous overlayer.

Geronov, Y.; Schwager, F.; Muller, R.H.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FILM FORMATION ON LITHIUM IN PROPYLENE CARBONATE SOLUTIONS UNDER OPEN CIRCUIT CONDITIONS  

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The nature of protective surface layers formed on lithium in propylene carbonate solutions of LiClO{sub 4} and LiAsF{sub 6} at open circuit has been investigated by electrochemical pulse measurements. The results are consistent with the fastformation of a compact thin layer resulting from the reaction with residual water. This layer acts as a solid ionicconductor. Slow corrosion or decomposition processes produce a thicker porous overlayer.

Geronov, Y.; Schwager, F.; Muller, R.H.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Measurements and Characterization - Current Versus Voltage  

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Current Versus Voltage Current Versus Voltage The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Device Performance group uses current versus voltage (I-V) measurement systems to assess the main performance parameters for photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules. I-V measurement systems determine the output performance of devices, including: open-circuit voltage (Voc), short-circuit current (Isc), fill factor (FF), maximum power output of the device (Pmax), voltage at maximum power (Vmax), current at maximum power (Imax), and conversion efficiency of the device (η). Some I-V systems may also be used to perform dark I-V measurements to determine diode properties and series and shunt resistances. We use three I-V systems to measure performance of individual PV cells; and four for modules - two for measurements under simulated conditions; and

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High voltage DC power supply  

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A high voltage DC power supply having a first series resistor at the output for limiting current in the event of a short-circuited output, a second series resistor for sensing the magnitude of output current, and a voltage divider circuit for providing a source of feedback voltage for use in voltage regulation is disclosed. The voltage divider circuit is coupled to the second series resistor so as to compensate the feedback voltage for a voltage drop across the first series resistor. The power supply also includes a pulse-width modulated control circuit, having dual clock signals, which is responsive to both the feedback voltage and a command voltage, and also includes voltage and current measuring circuits responsive to the feedback voltage and the voltage developed across the second series resistor respectively. 7 figs.

Droege, T.F.

1989-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage DC power supply  

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A high voltage DC power supply having a first series resistor at the output for limiting current in the event of a short-circuited output, a second series resistor for sensing the magnitude of output current, and a voltage divider circuit for providing a source of feedback voltage for use in voltage regulation is disclosed. The voltage divider circuit is coupled to the second series resistor so as to compensate the feedback voltage for a voltage drop across the first series resistor. The power supply also includes a pulse-width modulated control circuit, having dual clock signals, which is responsive to both the feedback voltage and a command voltage, and also includes voltage and current measuring circuits responsive to the feedback voltage and the voltage developed across the second series resistor respectively.

Droege, Thomas F. (Batavia, IL)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fig. 1. Circuit diagram of LCC resonant inverter, HV-transformer and symmetrical three-stage voltage multiplier rectifier [9] (Each of the shown diode consists of 10 single diodes connected in series with parallel snubbers and capacitors).  

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Böcker Paderborn University Power Electronics and Electrical Drives 33095 Paderborn, Germany E-Mail: {hu the circuit diagram of the power supply generating the positive half-wave of the test voltage: The zero, industrial control, modeling, reduced-order systems. I. INTRODUCTION Mobile (HV) high voltage test generators

Paderborn, Universität

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Enhancement of the Morphology and Open Circuit Voltage in Bilayer Polymer/Fullerene Solar Cells  

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We describe the influence of thermal annealing on the performance of polymer bilayer solar cell devices of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene), regiorandom poly(3-hexylthiophene), or poly(3-hexyl-2,5-thienylene vinylene) (P3HTV), with C60 as the electron ...

Derek M. Stevens; Yang Qin; Marc A. Hillmyer; C. Daniel Frisbie

2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A 4000-A HVDC (high-voltage direct-current) circuit breaker with fast fault-clearing capability: Final report  

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This project is a follow-up of the first development of a 500 kV HVDC airblast circuit breaker (EPRI project 1507-3). The objective was to increase the current interrupting capability from 2200 A to 4000 A and shorten its fault clearing time. A high current 500 kV HVDC circuit breaker has been built using the passive commutation circuit. The breaker is modular in construction and can be designed for a wide variety of system conditions. More than 400 current interruptions were carried out successfully. Tests have shown that this circuit breaker is capable of interrupting more than 4000 A dc. Practical breakers with current interrupting capability of even 5500 A dc could be built. The circuit breaker operation and the fault-clearing process can be materially speeded up if the trip signal is given as soon as the fault is detected and without waiting for the current levels to come down in response to converter control action. The new dc breakers are shown to be capable of withstanding these transient arc currents of 8000 A without affecting its ability to interrupt the direct current that follows the transient. This transient current withstand capability is greater than is likely to occur during dc faults. The fault clearing time of this HVDC circuit breaker is comparable to the fault clearing time of conventional ac breakers for ac faults. The developed HVDC circuit breaker is now commercially available and can be supplied for use in HVDC systems. Its use in such systems is expected to provide flexibility in system design and contribute to system stability. 38 refs., 52 figs., 9 tabs.

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1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic behavior of the excitation circuit of a doubly-fed induction generator under a symmetrical voltage drop  

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Abstract The large-scale application of doubly-fed wind turbines has significantly changed the fault transient characteristics of power systems. However, the transient state of a doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) under large disturbances is difficult to accurately evaluate. The main difficulty lies in the failure to acquire the transient process of the DFIG excitation circuit because of the high orders and the strong coupling of excitation control. This paper presents a detailed transient analysis of a DFIG, with focus on the dynamic behavior and effects of the excitation circuit. The dynamic models of the rotor-side converter and the grid-side converter, which include the excitation regulation and the electromagnetic process, were constructed. The effects of the implementation of controllers on the transient behavior of the DFIG are analyzed by deducing the transitive relation of transient processes. Simplified expressions of DFIG electrical variables are proposed with the excitation regulation considered.

Jinxin Ouyang; Xiaofu Xiong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Online circuit breaker monitoring system  

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

Djekic, Zarko

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Online circuit breaker monitoring system  

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

Djekic, Zarko

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ABBGroup-1-High voltage lab  

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;©ABBGroup-3- 3-Sep-07 Where does one use circuit breakers? High voltage (HV) circuit breakers are keyA DISTRIBUTION MEDIUM AND LOW VOLTAGE HV circuit breakers #12;©ABBGroup-4- 3-Sep-07 When a breaker fails to interrupt the current... Fault arc at a disconnector Fault arc in a substation #12;©ABBGroup-5- 3-Sep-07

Basse, Nils Plesner

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High-Voltage Broadband-Over-Powerline (HV-BPL) Field Test Report | Open  

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High-Voltage Broadband-Over-Powerline (HV-BPL) Field Test Report High-Voltage Broadband-Over-Powerline (HV-BPL) Field Test Report Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: High-Voltage Broadband-Over-Powerline (HV-BPL) Field Test Report Focus Area: Crosscutting Topics: Policy Impacts Website: www.netl.doe.gov/smartgrid/referenceshelf/reports/HV-BPL_Final_Report. Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/high-voltage-broadband-over-powerline Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Financial Incentives" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance This reports details findings from a pilot High Voltage Broadband over Power Line (HV-BPL) program, an effort to develop a disruptive technology

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Compensated gain control circuit for buck regulator command charge circuit  

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

Barrett, David M. (Albuquerque, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compensated gain control circuit for buck regulator command charge circuit  

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

Barrett, D.M.

1996-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid high direct current circuit interrupter  

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

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

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid high direct current circuit interrupter  

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

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

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bilayer-Spanning DNA Nanopores with Voltage-Switching between Open and Closed State  

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smaller PEGs are assumed to enter the pore. PEG sizing also clarifies that the main ion conducting path runs through the membrane-spanning channel lumen as opposed to any proposed gap between the outer pore wall and the lipid bilayer. At higher voltages... for the development of new DNA nanopores for nanobiotechnology. Building rationally designed nanoscale porous structures that mediate transport across membranes is of general interest in fundamental and applied science.1, 2 Biomimetic engineered nanopores3...

Seifert, Astrid; Göpfrich, Kerstin; Burns, Jonathan R.; Fertig, Niels; Keyser, Ulrich F.; Howorka, Stefan

2014-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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High Open-Circuit Voltage Photovoltaic Cells with a Low Bandgap Copolymer of Isothianaphthene, Thiophene, and Benzothiadiazole Units  

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This work was funded by the Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment at the University of Minnesota (UMN) and the Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund. ...

Jung Yong Kim; Yang Qin; Derek M. Stevens; Vivek Kalihari; Marc A. Hillmyer; C. Daniel Frisbie

2009-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Abrupt Decline in the Open-Circuit Voltage of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells at Critical Oxygen Feed Rate  

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PEMFCs . In an effort to reduce methanol crossover, many researchers have sought either to develop new is more sluggish than that of hydrogen. Thus, more reactive electrocatalysts are desired.1,8,9 The second depresses the cathode potential as well as poisons the cathode electrocatalyst.2 In addition, the permeated

Zhao, Tianshou

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Low-Variation 1 MHz Clock Generator,High Sensitivity Linear Voltage-to-Frequency Converter,and High-PSR Bias Circuit for NTSC SYNC Separation.  

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??This thesis includes three topics. The first topic is a low-variation 1 MHz clock generator. The second one is a high sensitivity linear voltage-to-frequency converter.… (more)

Lee, Tzung-Je

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ABBGroup-1-High voltage lab  

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A DISTRIBUTION MEDIUM AND LOW VOLTAGE HV circuit breakers #12;©ABBGroup-4- 3-Sep-07 When a breaker fails to interrupt the current... Fault arc at a disconnector Fault arc in a substation #12;©ABBGroup-5- 3-Sep-07/costs A detailed understanding of arc physics and fluid dynamics is necessary for the development of HV circuit

Basse, Nils Plesner

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Electrical Circuit Tester  

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

Love, Frank (Amarillo, TX)

2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission Line Circuit Alexander Glasser  

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

Anlage, Steven

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Small-signal-equivalent circuits for a semiconductor laser Osman Kibar, Daniel Van Blerkom, Chi Fan, Philippe J. Marchand, and Sadik C. Esener  

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, Philippe J. Marchand, and Sadik C. Esener Passive electrical circuits whose voltage and current equations

Esener, Sadik C.

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Modular high voltage power supply for chemical analysis  

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A high voltage power supply for use in a system such as a microfluidics system, uses a DC-DC converter in parallel with a voltage-controlled resistor. A feedback circuit provides a control signal for the DC-DC converter and voltage-controlled resistor so as to regulate the output voltage of the high voltage power supply, as well as, to sink or source current from the high voltage supply.

Stamps, James F. (Livermore, CA); Yee, Daniel D. (Dublin, CA)

2010-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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General equivalent circuit of batteries and fuel cells  

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

R. A. Huggins

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlations of Capacitance-Voltage Hysteresis with Thin-Film CdTe Solar Cell Performance During Accelerated Lifetime Testing  

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In this paper we present the correlation of CdTe solar cell performance with capacitance-voltage hysteresis, defined presently as the difference in capacitance measured at zero-volt bias when collecting such data with different pre-measurement bias conditions. These correlations were obtained on CdTe cells stressed under conditions of 1-sun illumination, open-circuit bias, and an acceleration temperature of approximately 100 degrees C.

Albin, D.; del Cueto, J.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limitations of High-Voltage Insulation  

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... materials such as impregnated paper. The important electrical properties of the materials used for the insulation of high-voltage circuits are conductivity and electric strength. The conductivity measures the ability ... a million times between themselves, but they are all classified as available for high-voltage insulation.

1938-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Triple voltage dc-to-dc converter and method  

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A circuit and method of providing three dc voltage buses and transforming power between a low voltage dc converter and a high voltage dc converter, by coupling a primary dc power circuit and a secondary dc power circuit through an isolation transformer; providing the gating signals to power semiconductor switches in the primary and secondary circuits to control power flow between the primary and secondary circuits and by controlling a phase shift between the primary voltage and the secondary voltage. The primary dc power circuit and the secondary dc power circuit each further comprising at least two tank capacitances arranged in series as a tank leg, at least two resonant switching devices arranged in series with each other and arranged in parallel with the tank leg, and at least one voltage source arranged in parallel with the tank leg and the resonant switching devices, said resonant switching devices including power semiconductor switches that are operated by gating signals. Additional embodiments having a center-tapped battery on the low voltage side and a plurality of modules on both the low voltage side and the high voltage side are also disclosed for the purpose of reducing ripple current and for reducing the size of the components.

Su, Gui-Jia (Knoxville, TN)

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

85

Sequential power-up circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Kronberg, J.W.

1992-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

86

Effects of Mg composition on open circuit voltage of Cu2OMgxZn1xO heterojunction solar cells  

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(ZnO) Cuprous oxide (Cu2O) Solar cells Electrodeposition MOCVD (metal-organic chemical vapor solar cells, where Ag and FTO are used as top and bottom electrodes, respectively. An enhancement on the MgxZn1�xO (x¼10%) based solar cell. & 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Zn

Garfunkel, Eric

87

Printed Circuits  

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

J. C. CLULEY

1959-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

88

Impact of VSC faults on dynamic performance and low voltage ride through of DFIG  

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Abstract A doubly-fed induction generator’s (DFIG’s) sensitivity to external faults has motivated researchers to investigate the impact of various grid disturbances, such as voltage sags and short circuit faults, on its low-voltage ride-through (LVRT) capability. However, no attention has been paid to the impact of internal faults in voltage source converters (VSCs), that interface a DFIG with the grid, on the dynamic performance of the machine. This paper investigates the impacts of various VSC faults, on the dynamic performance and LVRT capability of a DFIG. Faults such as open and short circuit within VSC switches and across the DC-link capacitor are considered in this paper. The impact of internal VSC faults when they occur within the grid side converter (GSC) and rotor side converter (RSC) is investigated. Compliance of the voltage profiles of a DFIG with the \\{LVRTs\\} specified in the recent grid codes of the USA, Spain, Mexico, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Quebec and the UK are examined for the faults studied. The simulation results show that these faults should be considered in designs of protection systems aimed at avoiding any catastrophic failure of the converter switches or wind turbine.

A.F. Abdou; A. Abu-Siada; H.R. Pota

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Analog circuit for controlling acoustic transducer arrays  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Drumheller, Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Modulated voltage metastable ionization detector  

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Metastable ionization detectors used for chromatographic analysis usually employa fixed high voltage for the ionization potential. For this reason, the operating range is limited to about three orders of magnitude. By use of the technique disclosed in the instant invention, operating ranges of about nine orders of magnitude are obtained. The output current from a metastable ionization detector (MID) is applied to a modulation voltage circuit. An adjustment is made to balance out the background current, and an output current, above background, is applied to an input of a strip chart recorder. For low level concentrations, i.e., low detected output current, the ionization potential will be at a maximum and the metastable ionization detector will operate at its most sensitive level. When the detected current from the metastable ionization detector increases above a predetermined threshold level, a voltage control circuit is activated which turns on a high voltage transistor which acts to reduce the ionization potential. The ionization potential applied to the metastable ionization detector is then varied so as to maintain the detected signal level constant. The variation in ionization potential is now related to the concentration fo the constituent and a representative amplitude is applied to another input of said strip chart recorder.

Carle, G. C.; Humphry, D. E.; Kojiro, D. R.

1985-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

91

Constant voltage electro-slag remelting control  

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A system for controlling electrode gap in an electro-slag remelt furnace has a constant regulated voltage and an electrode which is fed into the slag pool at a constant rate. The impedance of the circuit through the slag pool is directly proportional to the gap distance. Because of the constant voltage, the system current changes are inversely proportional to changes in gap. This negative feedback causes the gap to remain stable. 1 fig.

Schlienger, M.E.

1996-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

92

Ignition distributor voltage generator  

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This patent describes a voltage pulse generator and ignition distributor comprising, a base, a shaft rotatably supported by the base, a distributor cap supported by the base having a center electrode and circumferentially spaced outer electrodes. The pulse generator and ignition distribution also include a first rotor driven by the shaft formed of electrical insulating material having electrically conductive means connected to the center terminal and a portion that rotates past the outer electrodes. The portion of the electrically conductive means that rotates past the outer electrodes is spaced from the outer electrodes to form a gap therebetween. A voltage pulse generator comprises a second rotor driven by the shaft, at least one permanent magnet and an annular pickup coil supported by the base. The pickup coil has inner turns and outer turns, the beginning turn of the inner turns connected to a first lead and the last turn of the outer turns connected to a second lead, the outer turns enclosing the inner turns. The pickup coil also has a circuit connected directly between the second lead and ground which is operative to provide a direct conductive path to ground for high frequency energy capacitively coupled to the outer turns from the gap discharge between the electrically conductive means of the first rotor and an outer electrode, the outer turns forming a grounded shield for the inner turns.

Boyer, J.A.

1986-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

93

Non-contact current and voltage sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A detachable current and voltage sensor provides an isolated and convenient device to measure current passing through a conductor such as an AC branch circuit wire, as well as providing an indication of an electrostatic potential on the wire, which can be used to indicate the phase of the voltage on the wire, and optionally a magnitude of the voltage. The device includes a housing that contains the current and voltage sensors, which may be a ferrite cylinder with a hall effect sensor disposed in a gap along the circumference to measure current, or alternative a winding provided through the cylinder along its axis and a capacitive plate or wire disposed adjacent to, or within, the ferrite cylinder to provide the indication of the voltage.

Carpenter, Gary D; El-Essawy, Wael; Ferreira, Alexandre Peixoto; Keller, Thomas Walter; Rubio, Juan C; Schappert, Michael A

2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

94

Electrostatic Discharge Protection and Circuits for Ultrasonic Imager-on-Chip  

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An improved bidirectional SCR structure for low-triggeringand high holding-voltage SCR for on-chip ESD protectionand equivalent circuit of SCR in CMOS technology.

LIU, JIAN

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced microwave circuits Sample Search...  

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stacked junctions, voltage standard. I. INTRODUCTION THE major... - termination resistor has the largest current range, indicating that this circuit produces the best...

96

The Cavendish high-voltage laboratory 1935–39  

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...the period covered. Nuclear Transmutation|Cavendish...development of high-voltage nuclear transmutation equipment...experimental work in nuclear physics though he continued...a new high-voltage accelerator therefore fell mainly...doubler circuit with six vacuum rectifiers forming a...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Capacitively coupled RF voltage probe having optimized flux linkage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An RF sensor having a novel current sensing probe and a voltage sensing probe to measure voltage and current. The current sensor is disposed in a transmission line to link all of the flux generated by the flowing current in order to obtain an accurate measurement. The voltage sensor is a flat plate which operates as a capacitive plate to sense voltage on a center conductor of the transmission line, in which the measured voltage is obtained across a resistance leg of a R-C differentiator circuit formed by the characteristic impedance of a connecting transmission line and a capacitance of the plate, which is positioned proximal to the center conductor.

Moore, James A. (Powell, TN); Sparks, Dennis O. (Maryville, TN)

1999-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

98

Photoconductive circuit element pulse generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Rauscher, Christen (Alexandria, VA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Polarization independent microphotonic circuits  

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

Watts, Michael Robert, 1974-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Reduction of interference on substation low voltage wiring  

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This paper describes test results and mitigation methods of electromagnetic interference (EMI) on control and low voltage circuits in substations caused by air disconnect switch operation. The tests are focused on a comparison between unshielded and shielded circuits from capacitively coupled voltage transformers (CCVT) and other equipment circuits in the vicinity. New test data are presented comparing unshielded and shielded cables and transient currents on all connections to the CCVT including the pedestal and ground strap. The paper gives a practical and understandable explanation of the causes of EMI in substations and how shielded cable and parallel ground conductors reduce interference. Design guidelines are listed in the Conclusion.

Gavazza, R.J. [Pacific Gas and Electric Co., San Francisco, CA (United States)] [Pacific Gas and Electric Co., San Francisco, CA (United States); Wiggins, C.M. [Carl M. Wiggins and Associates, Friendswood, TX (United States)] [Carl M. Wiggins and Associates, Friendswood, TX (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Substation voltage upgrading  

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This report addresses specific issues to support sound yet not unduly conservative uprating practices for substations. The main parts of the report cover the insulation withstand and overvoltage protection aspects, environmental measurements, reliability criteria, and industry experience. First the insulation design concerns are addressed. Substation stress by a backflashover of the line insulation due to lightning in the vicinity of the substation is recognized as a critical stress. A representative part of a 550 kV BIL substation was erected at the EPRI High Voltage Transmission Research Center, where also a special test circuit was assembled to produce a fast front, slow tail (0.2/200 {mu}s) wave. The substation as well as some special configurations were tested for line-to-ground and line-to-line withstand. Computer studies were performed to complement the test results. A number of important conclusions was reached. The most prominent result in that the high frequency oscillations, as caused by reflections within the substation, do not effect the Critical Flashover Voltage (CFO). The present practice, based on the highest peak is therefore very conservative. The slow tail of the wave appears to dictate the CFO. An arrester model for computer studies to represent very fast as well as slow phenomena was derived. It is based on full scale arrester test data, made available in this project. The computer program to calculate arrester model parameters is also a part of the report. The electric environmental measurements are reported for the tested substation at the HVTRC and for the uprated substation of Public Service Company of Colorado, both before and after the uprating. The performance is satisfactory when corona free hardware is used. Insulation design criteria are analyzed based on substation reliability, the system viewpoint and consequences of the failure. Utility experience with uprated substations is reviewed.

Panek, J.; Elahi, H.; Lux, A.; Imece, A.F. (General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States). Power Systems Engineering Dept.); LaPanse, R.A.; Stewart, J.R. (Public Service Co. of Colorado, Denver, CO (United States))

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Power Integrations Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Integrations Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: Power Integrations Inc Place: San Jose, California Zip: 95138 Product: Supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits used...

103

Photoconductive circuit element reflectometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Rauscher, C.

1987-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

104

Photoconductive circuit element reflectometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Rauscher, Christen (Alexandria, VA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Pulse and Hold Switching Current Readout of Superconducting Quantum Circuits  

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

Haviland, David

106

Monolithically interconnected GaAs solar cells: A new interconnection technology for high voltage solar cell output  

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Photovoltaic linear concentrator arrays can benefit from high performance solar cell technologies being developed at AstroPower. Specifically, these are the integration of thin GaAs solar cell and epitaxial lateral overgrowth technologies with the application of monolithically interconnected solar cell (MISC) techniques. This MISC array has several advantages which make it ideal for space concentrator systems. These are high system voltage, reliable low cost monolithically formed interconnections, design flexibility, costs that are independent of array voltage, and low power loss from shorts, opens, and impact damage. This concentrator solar cell will incorporate the benefits of light trapping by growing the device active layers over a low-cost, simple, PECVD deposited silicon/silicon dioxide Bragg reflector. The high voltage-low current output results in minimal 12R losses while properly designing the device allows for minimal shading and resistance losses. It is possible to obtain open circuit voltages as high as 67 volts/cm of solar cell length with existing technology. The projected power density for the high performance device is 5 kW/m for an AMO efficiency of 26% at 1 5X. Concentrator solar cell arrays are necessary to meet the power requirements of specific mission platforms and can supply high voltage power for electric propulsion systems. It is anticipated that the high efficiency, GaAs monolithically interconnected linear concentrator solar cell array will enjoy widespread application for space based solar power needs. Additional applications include remote man-portable or ultra-light unmanned air vehicle (UAV) power supplies where high power per area, high radiation hardness and a high bus voltage or low bus current are important. The monolithic approach has a number of inherent advantages, including reduced cost per interconnect and increased reliability of array connections. There is also a high potential for a large number of consumer products.

Dinetta, L.C.; Hannon, M.H.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Hughes, W.J.

1999-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

108

TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Hughes, Wallace J. (Boston Lake, NY)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

The analysis of circuit breakers kinematics characteristics using the artificial neural networks  

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The paper presents the required parameters in the evaluation of the technical state for the High Voltage (HV) circuit breakers. It details some aspects regarding the influence of the kinematics characteristics to the circuit breakers performances. Also, ... Keywords: artificial neural network, circuit breaker, diagnostic, kinematics characteristics, modelling and simulation, monitoring

Maricel Adam; Adrian Baraboi; Catalin Pancu; Sorin Pispiris

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

digital circuit patch bay  

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

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Automatic voltage imbalance detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device for indicating and preventing damage to voltage cells such as galvanic cells and fuel cells connected in series by detecting sequential voltages and comparing these voltages to adjacent voltage cells. The device is implemented by using operational amplifiers and switching circuitry is provided by transistors. The device can be utilized in battery powered electric vehicles to prevent galvanic cell damage and also in series connected fuel cells to prevent fuel cell damage.

Bobbett, Ronald E. (Los Alamos, NM); McCormick, J. Byron (Los Alamos, NM); Kerwin, William J. (Tucson, AZ)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Ionization tube simmer current circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Ionization tube simmer current circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Steinkraus, R.F. Jr.

1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

114

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

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1993-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

115

Design and applications of a flicker voltage generator  

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

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

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

116

Reusable vibration resistant integrated circuit mounting socket  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Evans, Craig N. (Irwin, PA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

High voltage electrical amplifier having a short rise time  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A circuit, comprising an amplifier and a transformer is disclosed that produces a high power pulse having a fast response time, and that responds to a digital control signal applied through a digital-to-analog converter. The present invention is suitable for driving a component such as an electro-optic modulator with a voltage in the kilovolt range. The circuit is stable at high frequencies and during pulse transients, and its impedance matching circuit matches the load impedance with the output impedance. The preferred embodiment comprises an input stage compatible with high-speed semiconductor components for amplifying the voltage of the input control signal, a buffer for isolating the input stage from the output stage; and a plurality of current amplifiers connected to the buffer. Each current amplifier is connected to a field effect transistor (FET), which switches a high voltage power supply to a transformer which then provides an output terminal for driving a load. The transformer comprises a plurality of transmission lines connected to the FETs and the load. The transformer changes the impedance and voltage of the output. The preferred embodiment also comprises a low voltage power supply for biasing the FETs at or near an operational voltage.

Christie, David J. (Pleasanton, CA); Dallum, Gregory E. (Livermore, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Harmonic control of multiple-stator induction machines for voltage regulation  

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Small, one to a few horsepower, three-phase induction machines with three sets of electrically-isolated, magnetically-coupled stator winding circuits are described. A voltage inverter is developed and used to drive one set ...

Holloway, Jack Wade, 1980-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

On the Simulation of NBTI-Induced Performance Degradation Considering Arbitrary Temperature and Voltage Variations  

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With aggressive CMOS technology scaling, Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) has emerged as one of the major system lifetime reliability threats, which gradually increases PMOS transistor threshold voltage and hence results in increased circuit ...

Ting Wang, Qiang Xu

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Universal Quantum Circuits  

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

Debajyoti Bera; Stephen Fenner; Frederic Green; Steve Homer

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Optical voltage reference  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical voltage reference for providing an alternative to a battery source is described. The optical reference apparatus provides a temperature stable, high precision, isolated voltage reference through the use of optical isolation techniques to eliminate current and impedance coupling errors. Pulse rate frequency modulation is employed to eliminate errors in the optical transmission link while phase-lock feedback is employed to stabilize the frequency to voltage transfer function. 2 figures.

Rankin, R.; Kotter, D.

1994-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

122

Definition: Surge | Open Energy Information  

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Surge Surge Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Surge A transient variation of current, voltage, or power flow in an electric circuit or across an electric system.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition In electrical engineering, spikes are fast, short duration electrical transients in voltage (voltage spikes), current (current spikes), or transferred energy (energy spikes) in an electrical circuit. Fast, short duration electrical transients in the electric potential of a circuit are typically caused by Lightning strikes Power outages Tripped circuit breakers Short circuits Power transitions in other large equipment on the same power line Malfunctions caused by the power company Electromagnetic pulses (EMP) with electromagnetic energy distributed typically up to the 100 kHz and 1 MHz frequency range. Inductive spikes

123

High Temperature, High Voltage Fully Integrated Gate Driver Circuit  

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2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C.

124

High Temperature, High Voltage Fully Integrated Gate Driver Circuit  

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

2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

125

Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification Department of ECE  

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Power Grid Voltage Integrity Verification Maha Nizam Department of ECE University of Toronto devgan@magma-da.com ABSTRACT Full-chip verification requires one to check if the power grid is safe, i of the circuit attached to the grid, thereby precluding early verification of the grid. We propose a power grid

Najm, Farid N.

126

High Voltage DC Transmission 2 1.0 Introduction  

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1 High Voltage DC Transmission 2 1.0 Introduction Interconnecting HVDC within an AC system requires on use of switching devices collectively referred to in the HVDC community as valves. Valves may be non. Fig. 1 There have been three types of devices for implementing HVDC converter circuits: mercury

McCalley, James D.

127

E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1996-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

129

Fault current limiting and voltage sag mitigation by means of a resonant type FCL  

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In this paper a resonant type of fault current limiter and its application are presented. During normal operation of circuit, the thyristors is off and the resonant branches are short circuit. Therefore there is not any voltage drop on FCL. In this way, ... Keywords: bypass resistance, fault analysis, power quality, resonant type fault current limiter

M. S. Mohebbi Nazar; M. Abapour

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Advance Electronics | Open Energy Information  

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suppressors, automatic voltage stablisers, voltmeters oscilloscopes, and signal generators. References: Advance Electronics1 This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by...

131

High voltage dc--dc converter with dynamic voltage regulation and decoupling during load-generated arcs  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1995-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

132

High voltage dc-dc converter with dynamic voltage regulation and decoupling during load-generated arcs  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Method of Controlling Corona Effects and Breakdown Voltage of Small Air Gaps Stressed by Impulse Voltages  

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This paper investigates the influence of a resistor on the dielectric behavior of an air gap. The resistor is connected in series with the air gap and the latter is stressed by impulse voltage. Air gap arrangements of different geometry with either the rod or the plate grounded are stressed with impulse voltages of both positive and negative polarity. The resistor is connected in series with the air gap in the return circuit connecting the gap with the impulse generator. The method followed involves the investigation of the graphs of the charging time concerning the air gaps capacitances, in connection to the value of the resistor, the geometry of the gap, the effect of grounding and the polarity effect. It is determined that the charging time of the air gap increases, as the value of the resistor increases. It is also determined that the peak voltage value of the fully charged air gap decreases as the value of the resistor increases. The results of the mathematical and simulation analysis are compared with the results of the oscillograms taken from experimental work. In addition and consequently to the above results it is concluded from the experimental work that the in series connection of the resistor in the circuit has significant influence on corona pulses (partial discharges) occurring in the gap and on the breakdown voltage of the gap. A new method of controlling the corona effects and consequently the breakdown voltage of small air gaps stressed by impulse voltage of short duration in connection to the ground effect and the polarity effect has arisen. Furthermore through mathematical analysis of the charging graphs obtained from simulation and experimental oscillograms there was a calculation of the values of the capacitance of the air gaps in relation to their geometry and the results were compared to the values calculated with mathematical analysis.

Athanasios Maglaras; Trifon Kousiouris; Frangiskos Topalis; Dimitrios Katsaros; Leandros A. Maglaras; Konstantina Giannakopoulou

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

134

A 90 µm × 64 µm 225 µW class-AB CMOS differential flipped voltage follower with output driving capability up to 100 pF  

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A compact differential flipped voltage follower (DFVF) with low power consumption, capable to deliver currents several orders of magnitude larger than its quiescent current and with large capacitive loads is presented. In the proposed circuit, a current ... Keywords: Analog CMOS, Current comparators, Current conveyors, Flipped voltage followers, Winner-Takes-All circuits

C. Muñiz-Montero; L. A. Sánchez-Gaspariano; J. J. Camacho-Escoto; L. A. Villa-Vargas; H. Molina-Lozano; J. E. Molinar-Solís

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

GPU-based parallelization for fast circuit optimization  

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

Yifang Liu; Jiang Hu

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

COPLANAR DIGITAL MICROFLUIDICS USING STANDARD PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PROCESSES  

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

Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

137

Low Power Photomultiplier Tube Circuit And Method Thereor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

138

Circuits in the Sun: Solar Panel Physics  

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

Tim Gfroerer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

DNA walker circuits: computational potential, design, and verification  

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

Oxford, University of

140

Constant voltage ultracapacitor  

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Ultracapacitors have attracted lots of attention recently due to their growing use in hybrid vehicles and in energy storage applications for the smart grid. A very undesirable feature of ultracapacitors is the fact that the voltage drops as the capacitor is discharged. DC-DC converters are employed at present to convert the voltage of the ultracapacitor to constant voltage; however these converters typically do not operate if the voltage of the ultracapacitor drops below 1?V. In addition DC-DC converters suffer from well-known size/efficiency tradeoffs. This paper introduces a novel new ultracapacitor that is characterized by constant voltage. The new ultracapacitor does not utilize familiar energy conversion principles. Rather operation depends on an embedded electromechanical system that actually alters the capacitance of the ultracapacitor as the device is discharged. Due to a simple proportionality relationship between charge capacitance and voltage the voltage remains constant. Theoretical and experimental investigations have shown that the embedded mechanism for altering the capacitance has an efficiency of 99% or higher.

Ezzat G. Bakhoum

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Voltage balanced multilevel voltage source converter system  

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A voltage balanced multilevel converter for high power AC applications such as adjustable speed motor drives and back-to-back DC intertie of adjacent power systems. This converter provides a multilevel rectifier, a multilevel inverter, and a DC link between the rectifier and the inverter allowing voltage balancing between each of the voltage levels within the multilevel converter. The rectifier is equipped with at least one phase leg and a source input node for each of the phases. The rectifier is further equipped with a plurality of rectifier DC output nodes. The inverter is equipped with at least one phase leg and a load output node for each of the phases. The inverter is further equipped with a plurality of inverter DC input nodes. The DC link is equipped with a plurality of rectifier charging means and a plurality of inverter discharging means. The plurality of rectifier charging means are connected in series with one of the rectifier charging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of rectifier DC output nodes. The plurality of inverter discharging means are connected in series with one of the inverter discharging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of inverter DC input nodes. Each of said rectifier DC output nodes are individually electrically connected to the respective inverter DC input nodes. By this means, each of the rectifier DC output nodes and each of the inverter DC input nodes are voltage balanced by the respective charging and discharging of the rectifier charging means and the inverter discharging means.

Peng, Fang Zheng (Oak Ridge, TN); Lai, Jih-Sheng (Knoxville, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Voltage balanced multilevel voltage source converter system  

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Disclosed is a voltage balanced multilevel converter for high power AC applications such as adjustable speed motor drives and back-to-back DC intertie of adjacent power systems. This converter provides a multilevel rectifier, a multilevel inverter, and a DC link between the rectifier and the inverter allowing voltage balancing between each of the voltage levels within the multilevel converter. The rectifier is equipped with at least one phase leg and a source input node for each of the phases. The rectifier is further equipped with a plurality of rectifier DC output nodes. The inverter is equipped with at least one phase leg and a load output node for each of the phases. The inverter is further equipped with a plurality of inverter DC input nodes. The DC link is equipped with a plurality of rectifier charging means and a plurality of inverter discharging means. The plurality of rectifier charging means are connected in series with one of the rectifier charging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of rectifier DC output nodes. The plurality of inverter discharging means are connected in series with one of the inverter discharging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of inverter DC input nodes. Each of said rectifier DC output nodes are individually electrically connected to the respective inverter DC input nodes. By this means, each of the rectifier DC output nodes and each of the inverter DC input nodes are voltage balanced by the respective charging and discharging of the rectifier charging means and the inverter discharging means. 15 figs.

Peng, F.Z.; Lai, J.S.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Substation voltage upgrading  

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Substation voltage uprating, i.e., conversion of a substation from a lower rated voltage to a higher rated voltage without a complete substation rebuild, can lead to excellent economic benefits. Utilization of the old substation layout and/or the existing equipment, to some extent, is the practical objective of such an uprating. The objective of this project was to assess the opportunities for substation uprating in the industry, to establish feasibility for such uprating and to study methods for accomplishing it. The final aim of the project was to provide guidance to utilities interested in uprating. 56 refs., 41 figs., 18 tabs.

Panek, J.; Elahi, H.; Sublich, M. (General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (USA). Systems Development and Engineering Dept.)

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Piezoelectric drive circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Treu, C.A. Jr.

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

145

Piezoelectric drive circuit  

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

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

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

146

Hydraulic actuator for an electric circuit breaker  

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

Imam, I.

1983-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

147

Low-voltage gyrotrons  

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For a long time, the gyrotrons were primarily developed for electron cyclotron heating and current drive of plasmas in controlled fusion reactors where a multi-megawatt, quasi-continuous millimeter-wave power is required. In addition to this important application, there are other applications (and their number increases with time) which do not require a very high power level, but such issues as the ability to operate at low voltages and have compact devices are very important. For example, gyrotrons are of interest for a dynamic nuclear polarization, which improves the sensitivity of the nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. In this paper, some issues important for operation of gyrotrons driven by low-voltage electron beams are analyzed. An emphasis is made on the efficiency of low-voltage gyrotron operation at the fundamental and higher cyclotron harmonics. These efficiencies calculated with the account for ohmic losses were, first, determined in the framework of the generalized gyrotron theory based on the cold-cavity approximation. Then, more accurate, self-consistent calculations for the fundamental and second harmonic low-voltage sub-THz gyrotron designs were carried out. Results of these calculations are presented and discussed. It is shown that operation of the fundamental and second harmonic gyrotrons with noticeable efficiencies is possible even at voltages as low as 5-10 kV. Even the third harmonic gyrotrons can operate at voltages about 15 kV, albeit with rather low efficiency (1%-2% in the submillimeter wavelength region).

Glyavin, M. Yu.; Zavolskiy, N. A.; Sedov, A. S. [Institute of Applied Physics RAS, N. Novgorod 603600 (Russian Federation); Nusinovich, G. S. [IREAP, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-3511 (United States)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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820 mV open-circuit voltages from Cu2O/CH3CN junctions Chengxiang Xiang, Gregory M. Kimball, Ronald L. Grimm, Bruce S. Brunschwig, Harry A. Atwater*  

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density, Jsc, values of 3.1 mA cmÃ?2 under simulated air mass 1.5 illumination. The energy-conversion thus provide a noninvasive method to investigate the energy-conversion properties of cuprous oxide by high temperature thermal oxidation of Cu has been shown to have high hole mobilities and long minority-carrier

Kimball, Gregory

149

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

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

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

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

150

Low voltage operation of plasma focus  

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Plasma foci of compact sizes and operating with low energies (from tens of joules to few hundred joules) have found application in recent years and have attracted plasma-physics scientists and engineers for research in this direction. We are presenting a low energy and miniature plasma focus which operates from a capacitor bank of 8.4 ? ? F capacity charged at 4.2–4.3 kV and delivering approximately 52 kA peak current at approximately 60 nH calculated circuit inductance. The total circuit inductance includes the plasma focusinductance. The reported plasma focus operates at the lowest voltage among all reported plasma foci so far. Moreover the cost of capacitor bank used for plasma focus is nearly 20 U.S. dollars making it very cheap. At low voltage operation of plasma focus the initial breakdown mechanism becomes important for operation of plasma focus. The quartz glass tube is used as insulator and breakdown initiation is done on its surface. The total energy of the plasma focus is approximately 75 J. The plasma focus system is made compact and the switching of capacitor bank energy is done by manual operating switch. The focus is operated with hydrogen and deuterium filled at 1–2 mbar.

Rohit Shukla; S. K. Sharma; P. Banerjee; R. Das; P. Deb; T. Prabahar; B. K. Das; B. Adhikary; A. Shyam

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Compensated count-rate circuit for radiation survey meter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A count-rate compensating circuit is provided which may be used in a portable Geiger-Mueller (G-M) survey meter to ideally compensate for counting loss errors in the G-M tube detector. In a G-M survey meter, wherein the pulse rate from the G-M tube is converted into a pulse rate current applied to a current meter calibrated to indicate dose rate, the compensated circuit generates and controls a reference voltage in response to the rate of pulses from the detector. This reference voltage is gated to the current-generating circuit at a rate identical to the rate of pulses coming from the detector so that the current flowing through the meter is varied in accordance with both the frequency and amplitude of the reference voltage pulses applied thereto so that the count rate is compensated ideally to indicate a true count rate within 1% up to a 50% duty cycle for the detector. A positive feedback circuit is used to control the reference voltage so that the meter output tracks true count rate indicative of the radiation dose rate.

Todd, Richard A. (Powell, TN)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Compensated count-rate circuit for radiation survey meter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A count-rate compensating circuit is provided which may be used in a portable Geiger-Mueller (G-M) survey meter to ideally compensate for couting loss errors in the G-M tube detector. In a G-M survey meter, wherein the pulse rate from the G-M tube is converted into a pulse rate current applied to a current meter calibrated to indicate dose rate, the compensation circuit generates and controls a reference voltage in response to the rate of pulses from the detector. This reference voltage is gated to the current-generating circuit at a rate identical to the rate of pulses coming from the detector so that the current flowing through the meter is varied in accordance with both the frequency and amplitude of the reference voltage pulses applied thereto so that the count rate is compensated ideally to indicate a true count rate within 1% up to a 50% duty cycle for the detector. A positive feedback circuit is used to control the reference voltage so that the meter output tracks true count rate indicative of the radiation dose rate.

Todd, R.A.

1980-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

153

Voltage controlled current source  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A seven decade, voltage controlled current source is described for use in testing intermediate range nuclear instruments that covers the entire test current range of from 10 picoamperes to 100 microamperes. High accuracy is obtained throughout the entire seven decades of output current with circuitry that includes a coordinated switching scheme responsive to the input signal from a hybrid computer to control the input voltage to an antilog amplifier, and to selectively connect a resistance to the antilog amplifier output to provide a continuous output current source as a function of a preset range of input voltage. An operator controlled switch provides current adjustment for operation in either a real-time simulation test mode or a time response test mode.

Casne, Gregory M. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

High-voltage engineering  

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High-voltage engineering covers the application, the useful use and proper working of high voltages and high fields. Here we give some introductory examples, i.e., ‘septa’ and ‘kicker’ at the Large Hadron Collider (14 TeV), the Super Proton Synchrotron (450 GeV) and the Proton Synchrotron (26 GeV) accelerators as found at the European Orginization for Nuclear Research (CERN) today. We briefly cover the theoretical foundation (Maxwell equations) and aspects of numerical field simulation methods. Concepts relating to electrical fields, insulation geometry and medium and breakdown are introduced. We discuss ways of generating high voltages with examples of AC sources (50/60 Hz), DC sources, and pulse sources. Insulation and breakdown in gases, liquids, solids and vacuum are presented, including Paschen’s law (breakdown field and streamer breakdown). Applications of the above are discussed, in particular the general application of a transformer. We briefly discuss measurement techniques of partial disch...

Gaxiola, E

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Virtual Circuits (OSCARS)  

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

156

Post-Deposition Treatment Boosts CIGS Solar Cell Performance (Fact Sheet)  

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NREL's use of potassium fluoride process improves the open-circuit voltage and conversion efficiency.

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2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Regenerative feedback resonant circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

158

Self-Excited ac High Voltage Generation Using Water Droplets  

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By letting water drops fall through rings into cans high voltage can be spontaneously generated with no external electrical excitation. Previous work concerning this type of electric influence machine for dc and three-phase ac high voltage generation is extended to include multiphase multifrequency operation by considering N streams and N cans. A distributed equivalent circuit representation is used to calculate the natural frequencies of the system where it is found that many overstable modes are present. Experimental observations with up to five cans are presented. This device can serve as a model for phenomena concerned with atmospheric electricity.

Markus Zahn

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

The design of an A-C voltage regulator using a Wein Bridge detector  

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equipment, which in turn demands a mox'e closely regulated power supply. In satisfying these demands there have been many kinds of voltage regulators designed, constructed, and needs A voltage regulator oonsists essentially of two pax'ts, the "detectox...-V, 424-8, 470 3, 499-503 1950 4. Patchett, G. N. , "The Theory of Nonlinear Bridge Circuit Applied to Voltage Stabilizers, " J. I . E. E . , Vol. 93, Pt. III, p. 18 (1948). 5. Choudbury, J. K. t Das Gupta, S. C. , and Sen, P. C, , "An A-C Voltage...

Brown, Richard True

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

160

54 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUIT THEORY, VOL. CT-15,NO. 1, MARCH 1968 Synthesis of a Class of n-Port Networks  

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54 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUIT THEORY, VOL. CT-15,NO. 1, MARCH 1968 Synthesis of a Class of n-Port ports is connected to a voltage source keep- ing all the other ports short circuited, then all the short-circuited ports are at the same potential. The Zn-node network with a pair of equal conductances joining any two

Thulsiraman, Krishnaiyan

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System and method for filling a plurality of isolated vehicle fluid circuits through a common fluid fill port  

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A vehicle having multiple isolated fluid circuits configured to be filled through a common fill port includes a first fluid circuit disposed within the vehicle, the first fluid circuit having a first fill port, a second fluid circuit disposed within the vehicle, and a conduit defining a fluid passageway between the first fluid circuit and second fluid circuit, the conduit including a valve. The valve is configured such that the first and second fluid circuits are fluidly coupled via the passageway when the valve is open, and are fluidly isolated when the valve is closed.

Sullivan, Scott C; Fansler, Douglas

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

162

Quantum Circuits Architecture  

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

Giulio Chiribella; Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano; Paolo Perinotti

2007-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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2342 IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 39, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2004 A 4-A Quiescent-Current Dual-Mode Digitally  

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2342 IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 39, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2004 A 4-A Quiescent voltage compatibility between a single-cell lithium-ion battery voltage and a low-voltage integrated with each full charge of the battery, pulse frequency modulation (PFM) mode is preferred for light load

Sanders, Seth

164

570 2008 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC 2008 / SESSION 31 / RF & mm-WAVE POWER AMPLIFIERS / 31.7  

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570 · 2008 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference ISSCC 2008 / SESSION 31 / RF & mm supply voltages that is very useful for a low-battery-voltage solution. However, it is not compatible with the higher voltages presented by the Li-ion batteries which under charging situations can present supply

Hajimiri, Ali

165

Advanced Gate Drive for the SNS High Voltage Converter Modulator  

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is developing a next generation H-bridge switch plate [1], a critical component of the SNS High Voltage Converter Modulator [2]. As part of that effort, a new IGBT gate driver has been developed. The drivers are an integral part of the switch plate, which are essential to ensuring fault-tolerant, high-performance operation of the modulator. The redesigned driver improves upon the existing gate drive in several ways. The new gate driver has improved fault detection and suppression capabilities; suppression of shoot-through and over-voltage conditions, monitoring of dI/dt and Vce(sat) for fast over-current detection and suppression, and redundant power isolation are some of the added features. In addition, triggering insertion delay is reduced by a factor of four compared to the existing driver. This paper details the design and performance of the new IGBT gate driver. A simplified schematic and description of the construction are included. The operation of the fast over-current detection circuits, active IGBT over-voltage protection circuit, shoot-through prevention circuitry, and control power isolation breakdown detection circuit are discussed.

Nguyen, M.N.; Burkhart, C.; Kemp, M.A.; /SLAC; Anderson, D.E.; /Oak Ridge

2009-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

166

High voltage pulse conditioning  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for conditioning high voltage pulses from particle accelerators in order to shorten the rise times of the pulses. Flashover switches in the cathode stalk of the transmission line hold off conduction for a determinable period of time, reflecting the early portion of the pulses. Diodes upstream of the switches divert energy into the magnetic and electrostatic storage of the capacitance and inductance inherent to the transmission line until the switches close.

Springfield, Ray M. (Sante Fe, NM); Wheat, Jr., Robert M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Sensor readout detector circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

168

Sensor readout detector circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Charge-pump voltage converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A charge-pump voltage converter for converting a low voltage provided by a low-voltage source to a higher voltage. Charge is inductively generated on a transfer rotor electrode during its transit past an inductor stator electrode and subsequently transferred by the rotating rotor to a collector stator electrode for storage or use. Repetition of the charge transfer process leads to a build-up of voltage on a charge-receiving device. Connection of multiple charge-pump voltage converters in series can generate higher voltages, and connection of multiple charge-pump voltage converters in parallel can generate higher currents. Microelectromechanical (MEMS) embodiments of this invention provide a small and compact high-voltage (several hundred V) voltage source starting with a few-V initial voltage source. The microscale size of many embodiments of this invention make it ideally suited for MEMS- and other micro-applications where integration of the voltage or charge source in a small package is highly desirable.

Brainard, John P. (Albuquerque, NM); Christenson, Todd R. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

170

Development and interrupting tests on 250KV 8KA HVDC circuit breaker  

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This paper describes the circuit and component selections, development and equivalent circuit test results on an HVDC circuit breaker for an HVDC transmission line. A puffer type SF/sub 6/ gas interrupter for AC circuit breakers is utilized for interrupting DC current with injection of high-frequency inverse current from a commutating capacitor precharged to HVDC line voltage. Also, the effectiveness of application of the HVDC breaker to an HVDC system with two parallel transmission lines is demonstrated through the EMTP simulation.

Tokuyama, S.; Arimatsu, K.; Hirata, K.; Kato, Y.; Yoshioka, Y.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Low Beam Voltage, 10 MW, L-Band Cluster Klystron  

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Conceptual design of a multi-beam klystron (MBK) for possible ILC and Project X applications is presented. The chief distinction between this MBK design and existing 10-MW MBK's is the low operating voltage of 60 kV. There are at least four compelling reasons that justify development at this time of a low-voltage MBK, namely (1) no pulse transformer; (2) no oil tank for high-voltage components and for the tube socket; (3) no high-voltage cables; and (4) modulator would be a compact 60-kV IGBT switching circuit. The proposed klystron consists of four clusters containing six beams each. The tube has common input and output cavities for all 24 beams, and individual gain cavities for each cluster. A closely related optional configuration, also for a 10 MW tube, would involve four totally independent cavity clusters with four independent input cavities and four 2.5 MW output ports, all within a common magnetic circuit. This option has appeal because the output waveguides would not require a controlled atmosphere, and because it would be easier to achieve phase and amplitude stability as required in individual SC accelerator cavities.

Teryaev, V.; /Novosibirsk, IYF; Yakovlev, V.P.; /Fermilab; Kazakov, S.; /KEK, Tsukuba; Hirshfield, J.L.; /Yale U. /Omega-P, New Haven

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Voltage controlled stand-alone microhydro induction generator system  

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The paper discusses simulated control cases of the wound rotor self-excited induction generator WRSEIG. The generator external controller is designed to regulate the output voltage and frequency for constant or variable speed operation of the prime mover and has the inherent capability of protecting the load from short circuit, which permits voltage collapse under heavy loads. WRSEIG is self-excited using one set of excitation capacitance connected across the generator stator side. At the rotor side, a PWM controlled resistor is connected to the rotor windings through the rotating slips and act as a slip power controller. The controller can be configured to regulate the voltage as the speed or the load changes. The presented system has the capability to generate good quality AC power source with minimum controlling elements and can operate under constant or adjustable prime mover speed that suits many microhydro electricity-generating plants.

K.A. Nigim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Triggered plasma opening switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Mendel, Clifford W. (Albuquerque, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

High density electronic circuit and process for making  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Morgan, William P. (Albuquerque, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1995-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

176

Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Novel passive lossless turn-on snubber for voltage source inverters  

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

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

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Integrated polymer solar cells in serial architecture with patterned charge-transporting MoOx for miniature high-voltage sources  

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We develop miniature high-voltage sources from polymer solar cells (PSCs) with charge-transporting molybdenum oxide (MoOx) integrated in a serial architecture through sacrificial layer (SL)-assisted patterning. The MoOx layer, being patterned by the lift-off process of the SL of a hydrophobic fluorinated-polymer, as a hole transporting layer plays a critical role on the reduction of the dark current and the increase of a high open circuit voltage of an integrated PSC array. The underlying mechanism lies primarily on the elimination of the lateral charge pathways in the MoOx layer in the presence of the electrode interconnection. Two miniature voltage sources consisting of 20 PSCs and 50 PSCs are demonstrated in the operation of a liquid crystal display and an organic field-effect transistor, respectively. Our SL-assisted integration approach will be directly applicable for implementing the self-power sources made of the PSCs into a wide range of the electronic and optoelectronic devices.

Seong-Min Cho; Chang-Min Keum; Hea-Lim Park; Min-Hoi Kim; Jin-Hyuk Bae; Sin-Doo Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Tetrapropyl-tetraphenyl-diindenoperylene derivative as a green absorber for high-voltage stable organic solar cells  

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We present small molecule organic solar cells (SMOSC) based on flat heterojunctions (FHJ) of the alternative green donor 2,3,10,11-tetrapropyl-1,4,9,12-tetraphenyl-diindeno[1,2,3-cd:1’,2’,3’-lm]perylene (P4-Ph4-DIP) and the fullerene C60. P4-Ph4-DIP absorbs in the green spectral range and thus fills the spectral gap that standard absorber materials (zinc or copper phthalocyanine for red and C60 for blue absorption) leave, thus allowing broad coverage of the sun spectrum, which is of major interest for tandem devices. The materials properties of P4-Ph4-DIP are studied, and SMOSC are characterized by current voltage, external quantum efficiency, and aging measurements. The solar cells display very high fill factors FF > 76% and open circuit voltages VOC of close to 1 V. Mismatch-corrected efficiencies of up to 1.9% are obtained. Aging measurements show that C60 in conjunction with P4-Ph4-DIP yields extremely stable devices. We observe ? 88% of the initial efficiency after 2500 h illumination at 999 mW/cm2 illumination intensity, with no observable change in short-circuit current density. Furthermore, we also show that a systematic variation of donor thickness in FHJ can be combined with transfer matrix formalism-based optical simulations and the continuity equation for excitons to reliably determine the exciton diffusion length LD. A value of 9 ± 1 nm is found for P4-Ph4-DIP.

Jan Meiss; Martin Hermenau; Wolfgang Tress; Christoph Schuenemann; Franz Selzer; Markus Hummert; Joerg Alex; Gerhard Lackner; Karl Leo; Moritz Riede

2011-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

180

An investigation of the quality of the output voltage, current, and energy relationships of independent inverters with transformers with a rotating magnetic field  

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It is analyzed how commutator circuits of independent inverters with transformers with rotating magnetic fields influence the quality of the output voltage and current. Based on a harmonic analysis of curve fo...

A. I. Cherevko; M. M. Muzyka

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Distribution capacitor automation that controls voltage and saves energy  

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

Williams, B.R.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

182

3-TFT OLED Pixel Circuit for High Stability with In-pixel Current Source Ting Liu and James C. Sturm  

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of Materials, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA Abstract A new 3-TFT voltage-programmed pixel-pixel current source, threshold voltage shift compensation, AMOLED pixel circuit 1. Introduction Active) of the OLED is a blanket cathode shared by all the pixels. During a frame time, the pixel operates in two

183

Planning of distribution networks for medium voltage and low voltage.  

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??Determination of the placement and rating of transformers and feeders are the main objective of the basic distribution network planning. The bus voltage and the… (more)

Ziari, Iman

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Base drive and overlap protection circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Gritter, David J. (Southfield, MI)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Testing of a 50 kA, 50 kV current interrupter with I sup 2 t preheating and long recovery voltage  

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The Confinement Physics Research Facility (CPRF) presently being constructed at Los Alamos in a next generation Reversed Field Pinch (RFP) plasma experiment. An inductive energy transfer system, employing a 50 kA, 50 kV dc current interrupter, is being utilized for initiating the plasma current. These performance requirements (50 kA, 50 kV) had yet to be realized in a reliable switching system, development of this current interrupter system was initiated. A switch test bay with a 50 kA battery bank has been built at Los Alamos to test the interrupter in conditions which will exist in the CPRF experiment. Many switch parameters were measured to provide information on the current interrupting characteristics and reliability. Some of these diagnostics include voltage, current, pre and post I{sup 2}t contact resistance, opening speed and position, arc voltage, and stem temperature. To determine any long term changes, all shots and data channels are computer indexed, and may be easily recalled for review. Extensive testing was performed on Siemens D-10 vacuum interrupter. Test parameter space included 55 kA, 40 kV (per bottle); di/dt of 2250 A/{mu}s, I{sup 2}t of 5 {times} 10{sup 9} amp{sup 2} sec; and 20 kV-200 msec RC recovery decay. Circuit parameters effect opening reliability. Circuit data and the associated testing results will be presented along with long term trends of switch performance under normal'' conditions. 12 figs.

Reass, W.A.; Boenig, H.J.; Melton, J.G. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Basic DC Meter Design ECE 2100 Circuit Analysis Laboratory  

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Basic DC Meter Design ECE 2100 Circuit Analysis Laboratory updated 8 January 2008 Pre-Laboratory Assignment 1. Design an ammeter with full scale current IFS equal to 5 mA using a meter movement rated at 0.5 mA and 100 mV. 2. Design a voltmeter with a full scale voltage VFS equal to 10 V using the meter

Miller, Damon A.

187

Improving the low voltage ride through of doubly fed induction generator during intermittent voltage source converter faults  

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The impact of different voltage source converter (VSC) faults on the low voltage ride through (LVRT) capability of the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) is also investigated. Faults such as fire-through of the VSC switches and short circuit across the DC-link capacitor are considered in this paper. The impact of internal VSC faults when they occur within the grid side converter (GSC) and rotor side converter is investigated. A proper static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) controller to mitigate the effects of these faults is proposed. The DFIG compliance with numerous and recently released LVRT grid codes under these faults with and without the STATCOM is examined and compared. Simulation results indicate that these types of faults have a severe impact on the DFIG voltage profile especially when these faults occur in the GSC. This is attributed to the fact that the GSC directly regulates the point of common coupling (PCC) voltage. Moreover the proposed controller is capable of bringing the voltage profile at the PCC to the nominal steady state level and hence maintaining the connection of the wind turbine during the various studied faults.

H. R. Pota

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1997-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

189

E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

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

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

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

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Application of evolutionary algorithms for the planning of urban distribution networks of medium voltage  

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Abstract—Currently, an important issue in power distribution is the need to optimize medium voltage (mv) networks serving urban areas. This paper shows how an evolutionary algorithm can be used as the basis for the type of efficient algorithm such optimization demands. The search for optimal network solution will be restricted to a graph defined from the urban map, so each graph branch represents a trench. The solution space (networks) is assumed with “loop feeder circuits”: networks with two electrical paths from the high voltage/medium voltage (hv/mv) substations to the customers. In the optimization process, the investment and loss load costs are considered taking into account the constraints of conductor capacities and voltage drop. The investment costs will take into account that some cables can be lying in the same trench. The process was applied for a Spanish city of 200 000 inhabitants. Index Terms—Evolutionary algorithm, medium voltage network planning, network design, urban distribution network. I.

unknown authors

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Determination of the inductance of imploding wire array Z-pinches using measurements of load voltage  

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The inductance of imploding cylindrical wire array z-pinches has been determined from measurements of load voltage and current. A thorough analysis method is presented that explains how the load voltage of interest is found from raw signals obtained using a resistive voltage divider. This method is applied to voltage data obtained during z-pinch experiments carried out on the MAGPIE facility (1.4 MA, 240 ns rise-time) in order to calculate the load inductance and thereafter the radial trajectory of the effective current sheath during the snowplough implosion. Voltage and current are monitored very close to the load, allowing these calculations to be carried out without the need for circuit modelling. Measurements give a convergence ratio for the current of between 3.1 and 5.7 at stagnation of the pinch.

Burdiak, G. C.; Lebedev, S. V.; Hall, G. N.; Harvey-Thompson, A. J.; Suzuki-Vidal, F.; Swadling, G. F.; Khoory, E.; Pickworth, L.; Bland, S. N.; Grouchy, P. de; Skidmore, J. [Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London SW7 2BW (United Kingdom)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

193

Temperature controlled high voltage regulator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A temperature controlled high voltage regulator for automatically adjusting the high voltage applied to a radiation detector is described. The regulator is a solid state device that is independent of the attached radiation detector, enabling the regulator to be used by various models of radiation detectors, such as gas flow proportional radiation detectors.

Chiaro, Jr., Peter J. (Clinton, TN); Schulze, Gerald K. (Knoxville, TN)

2004-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

194

Magnetic force microscopy method and apparatus to detect and image currents in integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A magnetic force microscopy method and improved magnetic tip for detecting and quantifying internal magnetic fields resulting from current of integrated circuits. Detection of the current is used for failure analysis, design verification, and model validation. The interaction of the current on the integrated chip with a magnetic field can be detected using a cantilevered magnetic tip. Enhanced sensitivity for both ac and dc current and voltage detection is achieved with voltage by an ac coupling or a heterodyne technique. The techniques can be used to extract information from analog circuits.

Campbell, Ann. N. (13170-B Central SE #188, Albuquerque, NM 87123); Anderson, Richard E. (2800 Tennessee NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110); Cole, Jr., Edward I. (2116 White Cloud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Magnetic force microscopy method and apparatus to detect and image currents in integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A magnetic force microscopy method and improved magnetic tip for detecting and quantifying internal magnetic fields resulting from current of integrated circuits are disclosed. Detection of the current is used for failure analysis, design verification, and model validation. The interaction of the current on the integrated chip with a magnetic field can be detected using a cantilevered magnetic tip. Enhanced sensitivity for both ac and dc current and voltage detection is achieved with voltage by an ac coupling or a heterodyne technique. The techniques can be used to extract information from analog circuits. 17 figs.

Campbell, A.N.; Anderson, R.E.; Cole, E.I. Jr.

1995-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

196

Bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

LABORATORY V ELECTRIC CIRCUITS  

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

Minnesota, University of

198

Circuit breaker lockout device  

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

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

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Circuit breaker lockout device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1992-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

200

Circuit breaker lockout device  

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

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

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Automated Capacitors | Open Energy Information  

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Capacitors Capacitors Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Capacitors Capacitors can increase the voltage on a distribution circuit by providing reactive power (often referred to as volt-amperes-reactive or VArs). Capacitor banks are switched in discrete steps, either manually, or in response to the voltage at the location where they are connected; typically, distribution capacitor banks are switched in a single step. If the voltage falls too far below the set point, the capacitor is switched in to raise the voltage. If the voltage rises too high above the set point, the capacitor is switched out to lower the voltage. Automated capacitors can be switched in coordination with other voltage control devices with signals from local sensors, distribution automation systems, or grid

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780 IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus and Systems, Vol. PAS-98, No. 3 May/June 1979 PREDICTION METHOD FOR BURIED PIPELINE VOLTAGES  

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METHOD FOR BURIED PIPELINE VOLTAGES DUE TO 60 Hz AC INDUCTIVE COUPLING PART I - ANALYSIS Allen Taflove 60616 Abstract - The voltages induced on gas transmis- sion pipelines by 60 Hz ac power transmission equivalent circuits for pipeline sections are developed which allow the decomposition of complex pipeline

Taflove, Allen

203

Power system with an integrated lubrication circuit  

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

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

2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

204

3D packaging for integrated circuit systems  

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

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

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Sacramento Area Voltage Support Draft Environmental Impact Statement  

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The Western Area Power Administration's Central Valley Project transmission system forms an integral part of the interconnected Sacramento area transmission grid. Western is contractually responsible to oversee that the system is operated in accordance with strict reliability standards. Growth in the greater Sacramento, California area and power imported from generation outside the region, have increased the demand on the interconnected electric transmission system, leading to transmission system overloads and reducing the reliability and security of the area power system. Western has prepared this Sacramento Area Voltage Support (SVS) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in compliance with Federal laws, regulations and guidelines, principally the ''National Environmental Policy Act'' (NEPA). This Draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental effects of physical improvements to the area's power system. Enhancements are needed to improve system reliability and provide voltage support for the Sacramento area. The results of public scoping meetings, workshops, meetings with agencies, and earlier studies by Western and area utilities helped to develop a range of alternatives for analysis. The Proposed Action involves: Constructing a new double-circuit, 230-kV transmission line paralleling the existing double-circuit, 230-kV line from the O'Banion Substation to the Elverta Substation; Realigning a portion of the existing Cottonwood-Roseville single-circuit, 230-kV transmission line north of Elverta Substation; and Reconductoring the existing double-circuit, 230-kV transmission line from the Elverta Substation to the Tracy Substation. Public Hearings on the Draft EIS will be held between December 9-12, 2002. Comments on this Draft EIS are encouraged and should be sent to Ms. Loreen McMahon (above). Comments must be received by December 30, 2002.

N /A

2002-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

206

Sacramento Area Voltage Support Final Environmental Impact Statement  

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The Western Area Power Administration's Central Valley Project transmission system forms an integral part of the interconnected Sacramento area transmission grid. Western is contractually responsible to oversee that the system is operated in accordance with strict reliability standards. Growth in the greater Sacramento, California area and power imported from generation outside the region, have increased the demand on the interconnected electric transmission system, leading to transmission system overloads and reducing the reliability and security of the area power system. Western has prepared this Sacramento Area Voltage Support (SVS) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in compliance with Federal laws, regulations and guidelines, principally the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This Draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental effects of physical improvements to the area's power system. Enhancements are needed to improve system reliability and provide voltage support for the Sacramento area. The results of public scoping meetings, workshops, meetings with agencies, and earlier studies by Western and area utilities helped to develop a range of alternatives for analysis. The Proposed Action involves: (1) Constructing a new double-circuit, 230-kV transmission line paralleling the existing double-circuit, 230-kV line from the O'Banion Substation to the Elverta Substation; (2) Realigning a portion of the existing Cottonwood-Roseville single-circuit, 230-kV transmission line north of Elverta Substation; and (3) Reconductoring the existing double-circuit, 230-kV transmission line from the Elverta Substation to the Tracy Substation. Public Hearings on the Draft EIS will be held between December 9-12, 2002. Comments on this Draft EIS are encouraged and should be sent to Ms. Loreen McMahon (above). Comments must be received by December 30, 2002.

N /A

2003-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

207

Outdoor PV Module Degradation of Current-Voltage Parameters: Preprint  

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Photovoltaic (PV) module degradation rate analysis quantifies the loss of PV power output over time and is useful for estimating the impact of degradation on the cost of energy. An understanding of the degradation of all current-voltage (I-V) parameters helps to determine the cause of the degradation and also gives useful information for the design of the system. This study reports on data collected from 12 distinct mono- and poly-crystalline modules deployed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. Most modules investigated showed < 0.5%/year decrease in maximum power due to short-circuit current decline.

Smith, R. M.; Jordan, D. C.; Kurtz, S. R.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Low voltage nonprimary explosive detonator  

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A low voltage, electrically actuated, nonprimary explosive detonator is disclosed wherein said detonation is achieved by means of an explosive train in which a deflagration-to-detonation transition is made to occur. The explosive train is confined within a cylindrical body and positioned adjacent to low voltage ignition means have electrical leads extending outwardly from the cylindrical confining body. Application of a low voltage current to the electrical leads ignites a self-sustained deflagration in a donor portion of the explosive train which then is made to undergo a transition to detonation further down the train.

Dinegar, Robert H. (Los Alamos, NM); Kirkham, John (Newbury, GB2)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

LC-circuit calorimetry  

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

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

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

210

Integral testing of relays and circuit breakers  

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

Bandyopadhyay, K.K.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

211

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

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

None

2012-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

212

Saving Megawatts with Voltage Optimization  

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that had been installed at several electric utility distribution substations in the U.S. and Canada. These systems, being operated in Conservation Voltage Regulation mode, have provided significant energy conservation where they have been installed...

Wilson, T.; Bell, D.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

The high voltage problem in the saturated core HTS fault current limiter  

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A small model of a one-phase saturated core HTS fault current limiter was developed. It consists of an iron core, an AC coil and a DC HTS coil. The HTS coil comprised six 126 turns double-pancakes (ID 70 mm), wound after heat treatment from Bi-2223 multifilamentary tape in Ag matrix. A fault simulation circuit was set up to characterize the dynamic properties of the model limiter. The voltages and currents of the AC coil and the DC HTS coil were measured through a computer-based data acquisition system. The tests have shown that the limiter has a fast response and the first current peak can be easily limited, but a high voltage will be induced on the DC HTS coil side during the fault state. This high voltage can badly affect the DC current equipment on the DC HTS coil side. The origin and value of the high voltage can be explained using a transformer model. For a limiter with n1 turns AC coil and n2 turns DC coil, the largest induced voltage will be roughly close to (n2/n1)U, where U is the rated voltage of the limiter. To commercialize this kind of limiter, the high voltage problem must be solved. Some different designs were introduced to lower the induced voltage.

Y.F. He; J.H. Li; X.H. Zong; J. Sun; Y.N. Wang; C.L. Wu; J.X. Wang

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Interrogator system for identifying electrical circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1988-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

215

The Design of a RapidDischarge Varistor System for the MICE Magnet Circuits  

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The need for a magnet circuit discharge system, in order to protect the magnet HTS leads during a power failure, has been discussed in recent MICE reports [1], [2]. In order to rapidly discharge a magnet, one has to put enough resistance across the lead. The resistance in this case is varistor that is put across the magnet in the event of a power outage. The resistance consists of several diodes, which act as constant voltage resistors and the resistance of the cables connecting the magnets in the circuit to each other and to the power supply. In order for the rapid discharge system to work without quenching the magnets, the voltage across the magnets must be low enough so that the diodes in the quench protection circuit don't fire and cause the magnet current to bypass the superconducting coils. It is proposed that six rapid discharge varistors be installed across the three magnet circuits the power the tracker solenoids, which are connected in series. The focusing magnets, which are also connected in series would have three varistors (one for each magnet). The coupling magnets would have a varistor for each magnet. The peak voltage that is allowed per varistor depends on the number of quench protection diodes that make up the quench protection circuit for each magnet coil circuit. It is proposed that the varistors be water cooled as the magnet circuits are being discharged through them. The water cooling circuit can be supplied with tap water. The tap water flows only when the varistor temperature reaches a temperature of 45 C.

Green, Michael A.

2008-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

216

TE-2013-000393 Final 1 Abstract--Learning the analysis of electrical circuits  

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related to resistance. The color group achieved significantly higher post-test scores, gave higher ratings.edu. Elementary electrical circuit analysis mainly revolves around the three quantities related by Ohm's Law, namely voltage, current, and resistance. These three quantities typically appear throughout the multiple

Reisslein, Martin

217

IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 48, NO. 1, JANUARY 2013 229 A Modular 1 mm Die-Stacked Sensing Platform  

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IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 48, NO. 1, JANUARY 2013 229 A Modular 1 mm Die with compatibility to commercial C protocols. A self-adapting power management unit is proposed for efficient battery voltage down conversion for wide range of battery voltages and load current. The power man- agement unit

Dutta, Prabal

218

Low electrical potential anode modified with Fe/ferric oxide and its application in marine benthic microbial fuel cell with higher voltage and power output  

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Abstract Low voltage and power output limit the widespread application of marine benthic microbial fuel cell (BMFCs). To increase the cell power, a Fe/Ferric oxide modified anode fabricating by electrolytic deposition is reported here. The novel anode has a lower surface contact angle and higher wettability, which favors the adhesion of bacteria. It is firstly demonstrated that the electrical potential of the modified anode is about ?775 mV, much lower than that of the plain graphite (about ?450 mV). Open circuit potential of BMFC with the modified anode is about 1050 ± 50 mV, while the potential for the plain cells is only 700 ± 50 mV. In comparison with the plain graphite, the modified anode presents a 393-fold exchange current density and a higher kinetic activity. The output power reaches 7.4 × 10?2 mW cm?2, 17.4-fold higher than that of the plain graphite. A composite mechanism of both chemical and microbial enhancement of the modified anode is proposed to explain its excellent electrochemical performance. The modified anode has potential for high-power output cell and novel voltage-booster design to make the BMFC utilization feasibility.

Yubin Fu; Qian Xu; Xuerong Zai; Yuanyuan Liu; Zhikai Lu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Light-weight DC to very high voltage DC converter  

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A DC-DC converter capable of generating outputs of 100 KV without a transformer comprises a silicon opening switch (SOS) diode connected to allow a charging current from a capacitor to flow into an inductor. When a specified amount of charge has flowed through the SOS diode, it opens up abruptly; and the consequential collapsing field of the inductor causes a voltage and current reversal that is steered into a load capacitor by an output diode. A switch across the series combination of the capacitor, inductor, and SOS diode closes to periodically reset the SOS diode by inducing a forward-biased current.

Druce, Robert L. (Union City, CA); Kirbie, Hugh C. (Dublin, CA); Newton, Mark A. (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Light-weight DC to very high voltage DC converter  

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A DC-DC converter capable of generating outputs of 100 KV without a transformer comprises a silicon opening switch (SOS) diode connected to allow a charging current from a capacitor to flow into an inductor. When a specified amount of charge has flowed through the SOS diode, it opens up abruptly; and the consequential collapsing field of the inductor causes a voltage and current reversal that is steered into a load capacitor by an output diode. A switch across the series combination of the capacitor, inductor, and SOS diode closes to periodically reset the SOS diode by inducing a forward-biased current. 1 fig.

Druce, R.L.; Kirbie, H.C.; Newton, M.A.

1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed hydraulically-actuated operating system for an electric circuit breaker  

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This hydraulically-actuated operating system comprises a cylinder, a piston movable therein in an opening direction to open a circuit breaker, and an accumulator for supplying pressurized liquid to a breaker-opening piston-actuating space within the cylinder. A normally-closed valve between the accumulator and the actuating space is openable to allow pressurized liquid from the accumulator to flow through the valve into the actuating space to drive the piston in an opening direction. A dashpotting mechanism operating separately from the hydraulic actuating system is provided, thereby reducing flow restriction interference with breaker opening. 3 figs.

Iman, I.

1983-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

222

The Violin as a Circuit  

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

John C. Schelleng

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

An Inexpensive Ohmic Transformer Firing Circuit for the CDX-U Spherical Torus  

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We have designed and modeled a simple, efficient circuit for delivering power to the CDX-U ohmic transformer solenoid. Inexpensive electrolytic capacitors are used to provide the bulk of the stored energy. One small high-voltage oil-filled capacitor bank is used in the ignitron-based circuit. Several design objectives are met, including the production of a solenoid current waveform well suited to the breakdown and ohmic current-drive of a tokamak plasma, making efficient use of the available loop volt-seconds. The electrolytic capacitors are protected from reverse-bias conditions, and the ohmic solenoid is protected from voltages above 1 kV, well within the voltage rating, under normal operation and any forseeable fault conditions.

R. Majeski; T. Munsat

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Ancillary service details: Voltage control  

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Voltage control is accomplished by managing reactive power on an alternating-current power system. Reactive power can be produced and absorbed by both generation and transmission equipment. Reactive-power devices differ substantially in the magnitude and speed of response and in their capital costs. System operators, transmission owners, generators, customers, power marketers, and government regulators need to pay close attention to voltage control as they restructure the U.S. electricity industry. Voltage control can affect reliability and commerce in three ways: (1) Voltages must be maintained within an acceptable range for both customer and power-system equipment to function properly. (2) The movement of reactive power consumes transmission resources, which limits the ability to move real power and worsens congestion. (3) The movement of reactive power results in real-power losses. When generators are required to supply excessive amounts of reactive power, their real-power production must be curtailed. These opportunity costs are not currently compensated for in most regions. Current tariffs are based on embedded costs. These embedded-cost tariffs average about $0.51/MWh, equivalent to $1.5 billion annually for the United States as a whole. Although this cost is low when compared with the cost of energy, it still aggregates to a significant amount of money. This report takes a basic look at why the power system requires reactive power (an appendix explains the fundamentals of real and reactive power). The report then examines the various types of generation and transmission resources used to supply reactive power and to control voltage. Finally it discusses how these resources are deployed and paid for in several reliability regions around the country. As the U.S. electricity industry is restructured, the generation, transmission, and system-control equipment and functions that maintain voltages within the appropriate ranges are being deintegrated.

Kirby, B.; Hirst, E.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

High voltage power supply with modular series resonant inverters  

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

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

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

High voltage power supply with modular series resonant inverters  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1995-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

227

Some Features of an Electrostatic Generator and Ion Source for High Voltage Research  

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A compact generator of the Van de Graaff type is described in which several new features have been incorporated. Short-circuit current of one milliampere is available. When operating at 600 kv as voltage supply for accelerating protons or deutersons, 130?a of charged particles at the target have been obtained from an unusual low voltage capillary arc source. In normal operation as a neutron generator, the equivalent of 15 curies of radon-beryllium is readily produced by the reaction Li+D, and 60 curies by the D on D reaction.

I. A. Getting; J. B. Fisk; H. G. Vogt

1939-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Analog Circuit Design Spring 2008  

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

Joiner, Laurie L.

229

NEURAL CIRCUITS ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE  

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

Trauner, Dirk

230

Modeling cortical circuits.  

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

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

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Computer Project 2. RLC Circuits  

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being the resistance, inductance and capacitance, respectively) and E(t) = applied voltage, then Kirchhoff's Laws give the following 2nd order differential ...

2010-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

232

Demultiplexer circuit for neural stimulation  

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

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

2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

233

General Physics II Exam 2 -Chs. 1921 -Circuits, Magnetism, EM Induction -Mar. 8, 2010 Name Rec. Instr. Rec. Time  

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to the right of I2. Calculate the net magnetic field strength that the currents produce at his location. 14 of the other resistors. 4. (2) T F The sum of the voltage changes around any loop of a circuit is zero. 5. (2) T F The sum of the currents entering any node of a circuit is zero. 6. (2) T F A real battery

Wysin, Gary

234

Current vs. Voltage Feedback Amplifiers  

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?' In most applications, the differences between current feedback (CFB) and voltage feedback (VFB) are not apparent. Today's CFB and VFB amplifiers have comparable performance, but there are cer- tain unique Performance · Feedback Freedom Aside from the well-known attribute of CFB amplifiers, gain

Lanterman, Aaron

235

Parallel VLSI Circuit Analysis and Optimization  

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

Ye, Xiaoji

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

236

Fault tolerant, low voltage SRAM design  

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Scaling of process technologies has made power management a significant concern for circuit designers. Moreover, denser integration and shrinking geometries also have a negative impact on circuit reliability. Therefore, ...

Sinangil, Yildiz

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

A UVLO Circuit in SiC Compatible with Power MOSFET Integration  

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

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

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Mathematical Modeling of Liquid-Feed Direct Methanol Fuel Z. H. Wang* and C. Y. Wang*,z  

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density and high Tafel slope.1 Methanol crossover further causes lower open-circuit voltage OCV and waste

240

Fabrication and Characterization of CIS/CdS and Cu2S/CdS Devices for Applications in Nano Structured Solar Cells.  

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??Nano structured solar cells provide an opportunity for increased open circuit voltages and and short circuit currents in solar cells due to quantum confinement of… (more)

Jayaraman, Visweswaran

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Superconductive tunnel junction integrated circuit  

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

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

1984-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

242

Automatic Voltage Control of Electrical Systems  

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... to have complete automatic voltage regulation and it also has supervisory control for its main substations. By a careful application of automatically controlled regulators it is shown that the voltage ...

1934-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

243

Implications of Pulser Voltage Ripple  

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In a recent set of measurements obtained by G. Kamin, W. Manning, A. Molvik, and J. Sullivan, the voltage waveform of the diode pulser had a ripple of approximately {+-}1.3% of the 65 kV flattop voltage, and the beam current had a larger corresponding ripple of approximately {+-}8.4% of the 1.5 mA average current at the location of the second Faraday cup, approximately 1.9 m downstream from the ion source. The period of the ripple was about 1 {mu}s. It was initially unclear whether this large current ripple was in fact a true measurement of the current or a spurious measurement of noise produced by the pulser electronics. The purpose of this note is to provide simulations which closely match the experimental results and thereby corroborate the physical nature of those measurements, and to provide predictions of the amplitude of the current ripples as they propagate to the end of linear transport section. Additionally analytic estimates are obtained which lend some insight into the nature of the current fluctuations and to provide an estimate of what the maximum amplitude of the current fluctuations are expected to be, and conversely what initial ripple in the voltage source is allowed, given a smaller acceptable tolerance on the line charge density.

Barnard, J J

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

244

Onset voltage of corona on coated conductors  

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This paper is aimed for investigating the effect of surface coating on the positive and negative onset voltages of corona from stressed conductor as a pre-requisite for onset-voltage calculation. The electric field is accurately calculated by the charge simulation technique. The calculated onset voltages agreed satisfactorily with those measured experimentally for bare conductors. The effect of coating-layer thickness and permittivity as well as conductor radius and height on the onset-voltage values is discussed.

Abdel-Salam, M. [Assiut Univ. (Egypt). Electrical Engineering Dept.; Abo-Shal, Y. [SCECO-East, Dammam (Saudi Arabia). Electrical Engineering Div.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

245

Reverse engineering of integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

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

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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Hydrogen crossover and internal short-circuit currents experimental characterization and modelling in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell  

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Abstract Open circuit losses encompass a set of phenomena that reduce PEM fuel cell (PEMFC) efficiency, especially at low current densities. Properly modelling these losses is crucial for obtaining PEMFC models that reproduce accurately the experimental behaviour of \\{PEMFCs\\} operating at low current densities. The open circuit losses can be disaggregated into three distinct contributions: mixed potential, hydrogen crossovers and internal short-circuits. The aim of this work is to obtain a model for the anodic and the cathodic pressure effects on the hydrogen crossovers and the internal short-circuits in a commercial PEMFC. In order to achieve this goal, the hydrogen crossovers and the internal short-circuit were measured experimentally on a commercial PEMFC by linear voltammetry. The measurements were performed at a given temperature and gas inlet humidification level, for different anodic and cathodic pressures.

J.J. Giner-Sanz; E.M. Ortega; V. Pérez-Herranz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Multilevel-Dc-Bus Inverter For Providing Sinusoidal And Pwm Electrical Machine Voltages  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A circuit for controlling an ac machine comprises a full bridge network of commutation switches which are connected to supply current for a corresponding voltage phase to the stator windings, a plurality of diodes, each in parallel connection to a respective one of the commutation switches, a plurality of dc source connections providing a multi-level dc bus for the full bridge network of commutation switches to produce sinusoidal voltages or PWM signals, and a controller connected for control of said dc source connections and said full bridge network of commutation switches to output substantially sinusoidal voltages to the stator windings. With the invention, the number of semiconductor switches is reduced to m+3 for a multi-level dc bus having m levels. A method of machine control is also disclosed.

Su, Gui-Jia [Knoxville, TN

2005-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

249

Discriminator based on voltage comparator for nuclear physics research  

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This paper describes a simple discriminator of low-level pulses with integral discrimination based on a K521SA3 comparator. The discriminator can be used to record pulses with durations of greater than or equal to 0.1 usec and amplitudes of greater than or equal to 1 mV. the input-pulse amplitude must not exceed the supply-voltage amplitude. A schematic diagram of the discriminator is given. For operation of the NGR spectrometer in the constant-velocity mode, the comparator was gated by the bipolar vibrator-velocity signal. The described circuit is reliable under laboratory conditions and its use is promising in multi-input systems such as those with multisection coordinate detectors.

Vorob'ev, V.A.; Kiselev, A.A.; Kuz'min, R.N.

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Voltage flicker prediction for two simultaneously operated ac arc furnaces  

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An EMTP-based arc furnace model was developed for evaluation of flicker concerns associated with supplying a large integrated steel mill as they go from one to two furnace operation and as system changes are implemented that will affect the short circuit capacity at the 230 kV power supply substation. The model includes a dynamic arc representation which is designed to be characteristic of the initial portions of the melt cycle when the arc characteristics are the most variable (worst flicker conditions). The flicker calculations are verified using previous measurements with one furnace operation. Flicker simulations were then performed to evaluate a variety of different possible system strengths with both one and two furnaces in operation. The primary flicker measure used for this study is the unweighted rms value of the fluctuation envelope, expressed as a percentage of the rms line-to-ground voltage magnitude.

Tang, L. [ABB Power T and D Co., Inc., Raleigh, NC (United States)] [ABB Power T and D Co., Inc., Raleigh, NC (United States); Kolluri, S. [Entergy Services, New Orleans, LA (United States)] [Entergy Services, New Orleans, LA (United States); McGranaghan, M.F. [Electrotek Concepts, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States)] [Electrotek Concepts, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Voltage spike detection in high field superconducting accelerator magnets  

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A measurement system for the detection of small magnetic flux changes in superconducting magnets, which are due to either mechanical motion of the conductor or flux jump, has been developed at Fermilab. These flux changes are detected as small amplitude, short duration voltage spikes, which are {approx}15mV in magnitude and lasts for {approx}30 {micro}sec. The detection system combines an analog circuit for the signal conditioning of two coil segments and a fast data acquisition system for digitizing the results, performing threshold detection, and storing the resultant data. The design of the spike detection system along with the modeling results and noise analysis will be presented. Data from tests of high field Nb{sub 3}Sn magnets at currents up to {approx}20KA will also be shown.

Orris, D.F.; Carcagno, R.; Feher, S.; Makulski, A.; Pischalnikov, Y.M.; /Fermilab

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Summary of multiterminal high-voltage direct current transmission technology  

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This report summarizes the present state of multiterminal (MT) high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission. The purpose is to reassess the need for HVDC circuit breakers and to identify needed research for MT HVDC. The fundamentals of this technology are presented, and previous research and development is reviewed. Although no MT HVDC systems have yet been built, many concepts have been proposed. Some require a dc breaker, and others do not. Both options have advantages and disadvantages for various applications, so the selection will depend on the proposed application. Research is needed to define operating characteristics of various MT HVDC systems. In some applications, dc breakers will be useful, so research into HVDC interruption should continue. Also, dc fault detection and control algorithms for MT systems should be studied.

Biggs, R.B.; Jewell, W.T.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Reliability centered maintenance of power transformers and circuit breakers  

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At the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), we have historically maintained high voltage equipment. Including transformers and power circuit breakers, on a time driven basis. While this has served our needs in the past, newer methods are needed to effectively maintain the power system in future years. Today aging equipment, maintenance backlogs, and budget constraints are a reality. BPA has initiated a research and development project to examine reliability centered maintenance (RCM) as an alternative to time based maintenance on high voltage equipment. Under RCM, the performance of each place of equipment is to be monitored by observing many operating parameters. For example, with circuit breakers we will observe (measure) the trip time, accumulated contact wear using I{sup 2}T, timing of the mechanism, plus several other parameters. Equipment performing below a predetermined level, or equipment having accumulated a large amount of ``usage`` will receive maintenance. The maintenance will restore full performance and preserve an acceptable service life for that piece of equipment. To develop and evaluate RCM concepts, BPA is installing a prototype system at our Alvey Substation on 4 transformers and 25 breakers.

Purucker, S.L.; Goeltz, R.T. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Hemmelman, K.; Price, R. [Bonneville Power Administration, Van Couver, WA (United States)

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Different Factors Affecting Short Circuit Behavior of a Wind Power Plant  

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A wind power plant consists of a large number of turbines interconnected by underground cable. A pad-mount transformer at each turbine steps up the voltage from generating voltage (690 V) to a medium voltage (34.5 kV). All turbines in the plant are connected to the substation transformer where the voltage is stepped up to the transmission level. An important aspect of wind power plant (WPP) impact studies is to evaluate the short-circuit (SC) current contribution of the plant into the transmission network under different fault conditions. This task can be challenging to protection engineers due to the topology differences between different types of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and the conventional generating units. This paper investigates the short circuit behavior of a wind power plant for different types of faults. The impact of wind turbine types, the transformer configuration, and the reactive compensation capacitor will be investigated. The voltage response at different buses will be observed. Finally, the SC line currents will be presented along with its symmetrical components.

Muljadi, E.; Samaan, Nader A.; Gevorgian, Vahan; Li, Jun; Pasupulati, Subbaiah

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

255

Different Factors Affecting Short Circuit Behavior of a Wind Power Plant  

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A wind power plant consists of a large number of turbines interconnected by underground cable. A pad-mount transformer at each turbine steps up the voltage from generating voltage (690 V) to a medium voltage (34.5 kV). All turbines in the plant are connected to the substation transformer where the voltage is stepped up to the transmission level. An important aspect of wind power plant (WPP) impact studies is to evaluate the short-circuit (SC) current contribution of the plant into the transmission network under different fault conditions. This task can be challenging to protection engineers due to the topology differences between different types of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and the conventional generating units. This paper investigates the short circuit behavior of a wind power plant for different types of faults. The impact of wind turbine types, the transformer configuration, and the reactive compensation capacitor will be investigated. The voltage response at different buses will be observed. Finally, the SC line currents will be presented along with its symmetrical components.

Muljadi, E.; Samaan, Nader A.; Gevorgian, Vahan; Li, Jun; Pasupulati, Subbaiah

2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

256

High voltage RF feedthrough bushing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Described is a multi-element, high voltage radio frequency bushing for trmitting RF energy to an antenna located in a vacuum container. The bushing includes a center conductor of complex geometrical shape, an outer coaxial shield conductor, and a thin-walled hollow truncated cone insulator disposed between central and outer conductors. The shape of the center conductor, which includes a reverse curvature portion formed of a radially inwardly directed shoulder and a convex portion, controls the uniformity of the axial surface gradient on the insulator cone. The outer shield has a first substantially cylindrical portion and a second radially inwardly extending truncated cone portion.

Grotz, Glenn F. (Huntington Station, NY)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

422 IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 40, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2005 Noise-Shaping Techniques Applied to  

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422 IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 40, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2005 Noise-Shaping Techniques to be portable. However, as battery use continues, the battery voltage drops, sometimes gradually and sometimes suddenly, depending on the type of battery and type of electronic device. Such variations in the battery

Moon, Un-Ku

258

2566 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, VOL. 36, NO. 5, OCTOBER 2008 Quantitative Analysis of Gas Circuit Breaker  

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, pressure waves. I. INTRODUCTION THE ARC zone of high-voltage self-blast gas circuit break- ers is challenging to diagnose directly due to the combina- tion of temperatures in the 30 000 K range and densities-mail: margarita.abrahamsson@ gmail.com). Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TPS.2008.2004235 This paper

Basse, Nils Plesner

259

Vertically Integrated Circuits at Fermilab  

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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Nuclear sensor signal processing circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2007-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Wind Power Plant Voltage Stability Evaluation: Preprint  

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Voltage stability refers to the ability of a power system to maintain steady voltages at all buses in the system after being subjected to a disturbance from a given initial operating condition. Voltage stability depends on a power system's ability to maintain and/or restore equilibrium between load demand and supply. Instability that may result occurs in the form of a progressive fall or rise of voltages of some buses. Possible outcomes of voltage instability are the loss of load in an area or tripped transmission lines and other elements by their protective systems, which may lead to cascading outages. The loss of synchronism of some generators may result from these outages or from operating conditions that violate a synchronous generator's field current limit, or in the case of variable speed wind turbine generator, the current limits of power switches. This paper investigates the impact of wind power plants on power system voltage stability by using synchrophasor measurements.

Muljadi, E.; Zhang, Y. C.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

High voltage load resistor array  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage resistor comprising an array of a plurality of parallel electrically connected resistor elements each containing a resistive solution, attached at each end thereof to an end plate, and about the circumference of each of the end plates, a corona reduction ring. Each of the resistor elements comprises an insulating tube having an electrode inserted into each end thereof and held in position by one or more hose clamps about the outer periphery of the insulating tube. According to a preferred embodiment, the electrode is fabricated from stainless steel and has a mushroom shape at one end, that inserted into the tube, and a flat end for engagement with the end plates that provides connection of the resistor array and with a load.

Lehmann, Monty Ray (Smithfield, VA)

2005-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

263

Symbolic analysis of analog circuits containing voltage mirrors and current mirrors  

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Nacional de Astro?sica, Optica y Electro nica (INAOE),Nac- ional de Astro?sica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE),

Tlelo-Cuautle, E.; Sánchez-López, C.; Martínez-Romero, E.; Tan, Sheldon X.-D.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Group 3: Humidity, Temperature, and Voltage (Presentation)  

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Group 3 is chartered to develop accelerated stress tests that can be used as comparative predictors of module lifetime versus stresses associated with humidity, temperature and voltage.

Wohlgemuth, J.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

High Voltage Electrolyte for Lithium Batteries  

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battery using high voltage high energy cathode materials to enable large-scale, cost competitive production of the next generation of electric-drive vehicles. To...

266

Self-calibrating multiplexer circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A time domain multiplexer system with automatic determination of acceptable multiplexer output limits, error determination, or correction is comprised of a time domain multiplexer, a computer, a constant current source capable of at least three distinct current levels, and two series resistances employed for calibration and testing. A two point linear calibration curve defining acceptable multiplexer voltage limits may be defined by the computer by determining the voltage output of the multiplexer to very accurately known input signals developed from predetermined current levels across the series resistances. Drift in the multiplexer may be detected by the computer when the output voltage limits, expected during normal operation, are exceeded, or the relationship defined by the calibration curve is invalidated.

Wahl, Chris P. (North Huntingdon, PA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Creating dynamic equivalent PV circuit models with impedance spectroscopy for arc-fault modeling.  

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Article 690.11 in the 2011 National Electrical Code{reg_sign} (NEC{reg_sign}) requires new photovoltaic (PV) systems on or penetrating a building to include a listed arc fault protection device. Currently there is little experimental or empirical research into the behavior of the arcing frequencies through PV components despite the potential for modules and other PV components to filter or attenuate arcing signatures that could render the arc detector ineffective. To model AC arcing signal propagation along PV strings, the well-studied DC diode models were found to inadequately capture the behavior of high frequency arcing signals. Instead dynamic equivalent circuit models of PV modules were required to describe the impedance for alternating currents in modules. The nonlinearities present in PV cells resulting from irradiance, temperature, frequency, and bias voltage variations make modeling these systems challenging. Linearized dynamic equivalent circuits were created for multiple PV module manufacturers and module technologies. The equivalent resistances and capacitances for the modules were determined using impedance spectroscopy with no bias voltage and no irradiance. The equivalent circuit model was employed to evaluate modules having irradiance conditions that could not be measured directly with the instrumentation. Although there was a wide range of circuit component values, the complex impedance model does not predict filtering of arc fault frequencies in PV strings for any irradiance level. Experimental results with no irradiance agree with the model and show nearly no attenuation for 1 Hz to 100 kHz input frequencies.

Johnson, Jay Dean; Kuszmaul, Scott S.; Strauch, Jason E.; Schoenwald, David Alan

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Circuit Optimization Using Efficient Parallel Pattern Search  

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

Narasimhan, Srinath S.

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

269

DNA Hybridization Catalysts and Catalyst Circuits  

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

Winfree, Erik

270

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

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

Papavassiliou, Christos

271

Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits Scott Aaronson #  

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

Aaronson, Scott

272

Integrated Circuit / Microfluidic Chips for Dielectric Manipulation  

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

Heller, Eric

273

The Ideal Transformer Description and Circuit Symbol  

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

King, Roger

274

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A FUZZY LOGIC-BASED VOLTAGE CONTROLLER FOR VOLTAGE REGULATION  

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1 DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A FUZZY LOGIC-BASED VOLTAGE CONTROLLER FOR VOLTAGE REGULATION In this paper the design and implementation of a fuzzy logic-based controller is described for regulating the output voltage of a synchronous generator. An automated fuzzy logic-based control strategy is presented

LaMeres, Brock J.

275

Fault current limiter using a series impedance combined with bus sectionalizing circuit breaker  

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The necessity and procedure for application of series fault current limiter (FCL) composed to bus sectionalizing in power network of IRAN have been discussed. In this regard, all of the high voltage substations in the power network of IRAN were evaluated in point of view of the fault current amplitude. The short circuit analysis of the power network was done based on the actual and future network specifications which have been designed and published by Iran Generation Transmission & Distribution Company in 2005. The overall results of this analysis and the detail data of using FCL together bus sectionalizing for two of the most important high voltage substations of Iran are presented. This method allows decreasing of 27% in fault current amplitude. The economical observation shows this method can be profitable if high voltage substation contains more than four feeders.

Hamid Javadi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Effects of plasma-deposited silicon nitride passivation on the radiation hardness of CMOS integrated circuits  

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The use of plasma-deposited silicon nitride as a final passivation over metal-gate CMOS integrated circuits degrades the radiation hardness of these devices. The hardness degradation is manifested by increased radiation-induced threshold voltage shifts caused principally by the charging of new interface states and, to a lesser extent, by the trapping of holes created upon exposure to ionizing radiation. The threshold voltage shifts are a strong function of the deposition temperature, and show very little dependence on thickness for films deposited at 300/sup 0/C. There is some correlation between the threshold voltage shifts and the hydrogen content of the PECVD silicon nitride films used as the final passivation layer as a function of deposition temperature. The mechanism by which the hydrogen contained in these films may react with the Si/SiO/sub 2/ interface is not clear at this point.

Clement, J. J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Development of High Voltage Electron Microscope  

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......Cockcroft Walton Type High Voltage Generator. O Power Line O Fig. 4...pressure in the tank to the atmospheric pressure by removing freon...pump using liquid nitrogen. Water buffer and liquid nitrogen...base plate of high voltage generator. Four poles stand on this......

Shinjiro KATAGIRI; Hirokazu KIMURA; Susumu OZASA; Kazumi SHIRAISHI

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Voltage regulation in linear induction accelerators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Improvement in voltage regulation in a Linear Induction Accelerator wherein a varistor, such as a metal oxide varistor, is placed in parallel with the beam accelerating cavity and the magnetic core. The non-linear properties of the varistor result in a more stable voltage across the beam accelerating cavity than with a conventional compensating resistance.

Parsons, William M. (Santa Fe, NM)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Voltage regulation in linear induction accelerators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Improvement in voltage regulation in a linear induction accelerator wherein a varistor, such as a metal oxide varistor, is placed in parallel with the beam accelerating cavity and the magnetic core is disclosed. The non-linear properties of the varistor result in a more stable voltage across the beam accelerating cavity than with a conventional compensating resistance. 4 figs.

Parsons, W.M.

1992-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

280

Design of bulk thermoelectric modules for integrated circuit thermal management  

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

Fukutani, K; Shakouri, A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Voltage Safety Act | Department of Energy  

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High Voltage Safety Act High Voltage Safety Act High Voltage Safety Act < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Developer General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Georgia Program Type Safety and Operational Guidelines Siting and Permitting The purpose of the High Voltage Safety Act is to prevent injury to persons and property and interruptions of utility service resulting from accidental or inadvertent contact with high-voltage electric lines by providing that no work shall be done in the vicinity of such lines unless and until the owner or operator thereof has been notified of such work and has taken the appropriate safety measures. The Georgia Public Service Commission requires

282

A Radiofrequency High-Voltage Generator  

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A large radio oscillator with unrectified alternating anode power-supply sends high-frequency power into a 50 meter wave-length antenna which is coiled up without insulation, and enclosed in a metal vacuum tank. Over 800,000 volts is generated inside of the tank exactly where it is to be used for x-rays or for accelerating ions. There is no insulation to become punctured. Single tuned-circuit resonance transformers are superior to coupled tuned-circuit Tesla coils. Resonance transformers, oscillator circuits, power tubes, power supply and coil construction are described. X-ray production, and ion acceleration are outlined.

David H. Sloan

1935-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Design of control circuit of grid-connected photovoltaic system based on SPMC75F2413A  

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This paper discusses the experimental design of a grid-*connected photovoltaic system based on 16-bit Microprocessor (MCU) SPMC75F2413A. In this paper, the SPMC75F2413A as the main topology control the main circuit of the Single-phase bridge type inverter. The system can track the maximum power point by detecting PV(photovoltaic) voltage, current and grid-connected output voltage and current, and simultaneously can track the frequency and phase by the software phase locked loop. The testing results of the grid-connected photovoltaic system shows that the grid-connected voltage and network voltage are synchronous, and the system is feasible and practical.

Ma Hongmei; Li Peng; Zhang Dan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Screening technology reduces ash in spiral circuits  

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

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

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

285

Electro-optical voltage sensor head  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A miniature electro-optic voltage sensor system capable of accurate operation at high voltages. The system employs a transmitter, a sensor disposed adjacent to but out of direct electrical contact with a conductor on which the voltage is to be measured, a detector, and a signal processor. The transmitter produces a beam of electromagnetic radiation which is routed into the sensor where the beam undergoes the Pockels electro-optic effect. The electro-optic effect causes phase shifting in the beam, which is in turn converted to a pair of independent beams, from which the voltage of a system based on its E-field is determined when the two beams are normalized by the signal processor. The sensor converts the beam by splitting the beam in accordance with the axes of the beam's polarization state (an ellipse whose ellipticity varies between -1 and +1 in proportion to voltage) into at least two AM signals. These AM signals are fed into a signal processor and processed to determine the voltage between a ground conductor and the conductor on which voltage is being measured.

Woods, Gregory K. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Definition: Element | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Element Element Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Element Any electrical device with terminals that may be connected to other electrical devices such as a generator, transformer, circuit breaker, bus section, or transmission line. An element may be comprised of one or more components.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Electrical elements are conceptual abstractions representing idealized electrical components, such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors, used in the analysis of electrical networks. Any electrical network can be analysed as multiple, interconnected electrical elements in a schematic diagram or circuit diagram, each of which affects the voltage in the network or current through the network. These ideal electrical elements represent real, physical electrical or electronic components but

287

Researchers map atomic movements that trigger voltage fade in...  

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map atomic movements that trigger voltage fade in high-energy-density batteries January 22, 2015 Voltage and capacity curves from an LMR-NMC high-energy cathode show voltage fade...

288

Low voltage arc formation in railguns  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low voltage plasma arc is first established across the rails behind the projectile by switching a low voltage high current source across the rails to establish a plasma arc by vaporizing a fuse mounted on the back of the projectile, maintaining the voltage across the rails below the railgun breakdown voltage to prevent arc formation ahead of the projectile. After the plasma arc has been formed behind the projectile a discriminator switches the full energy bank across the rails to accelerate the projectile. A gas gun injector may be utilized to inject a projectile into the breech of a railgun. The invention permits the use of a gas gun or gun powder injector and an evacuated barrel without the risk of spurious arc formation in front of the projectile.

Hawke, R.S.

1985-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

289

Low voltage arc formation in railguns  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low voltage plasma arc is first established across the rails behind the projectile by switching a low voltage high current source across the rails to establish a plasma arc by vaporizing a fuse mounted on the back of the projectile, maintaining the voltage across the rails below the railgun breakdown voltage to prevent arc formation ahead of the projectile. After the plasma arc has been formed behind the projectile a discriminator switches the full energy bank across the rails to accelerate the projectile. A gas gun injector may be utilized to inject a projectile into the breech of a railgun. The invention permits the use of a gas gun or gun powder injector and an evacuated barrel without the risk of spurious arc formation in front of the projectile. 2 figs.

Hawke, R.S.

1987-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

290

Low voltage arc formation in railguns  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low voltage plasma arc is first established across the rails behind the projectile by switching a low voltage high current source across the rails to establish a plasma arc by vaporizing a fuse mounted on the back of the projectile, maintaining the voltage across the rails below the railgun breakdown voltage to prevent arc formation ahead of the projectile. After the plasma arc has been formed behind the projectile a discriminator switches the full energy bank across the rails to accelerate the projectile. A gas gun injector may be utilized to inject a projectile into the breech of a railgun. The invention permits the use of a gas gun or gun powder injector and an evacuated barrel without the risk of spurious arc formation in front of the projectile.

Hawke, Ronald S. (Livermore, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 41, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2006 433 Process and Temperature Compensation in a 7-MHz  

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and characterization of a process, temperature and supply compensation technique for a 7-MHz clock oscillator in a 0 of 2.6% (with process, temperature and supply). No trimming was performed on any of these samples and a temperature compensating network is de- veloped. The biasing circuit changes the control voltage of the dif

Ayazi, Farrokh

292

Solid-state circuit breaker with current limiting characteristic using a superconducting coil  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thyristor bridge interposes an ac source and a load. A series connected DC source and superconducting coil within the bridge biases the thyristors thereof so as to permit bidirectional ac current flow therethrough under normal operating conditions. Upon a fault condition a control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to reduce ac current flow therethrough to zero in less than two cycles and to open the bridge thereafter. Upon a temporary overload condition the control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to limit ac current flow therethrough to an acceptable level.

Boenig, Heinrich J. (Los Alamos, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Solid-state circuit breaker with current-limiting characteristic using a superconducting coil  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thyristor bridge interposes an ac source and a load. A series connected DC source and superconducting coil within the bridge biases the thyristors thereof so as to permit bidirectional ac current flow therethrough under normal operating conditions. Upon a fault condition a control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to reduce ac current flow therethrough to zero in less than two eyeles and to open the bridge thereafter. Upon a temporary overload condition the control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to limit ac current flow therethrough to an acceptable level.

Boenig, H.J.

1982-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

294

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High-Voltage Solid...  

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

High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles...

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High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles...  

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

High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

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High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles...  

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

High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles High-Voltage Solid Polymer Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and...

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Cathode Synthesis and Voltage Fade: Designed Solutions Based...  

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

Cathode Synthesis and Voltage Fade: Designed Solutions Based on Theory Cathode Synthesis and Voltage Fade: Designed Solutions Based on Theory 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells...

298

Optimal Voltage Control of the Southern Norwegian Power Grid.  

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??This thesis contains the synthesis, analysis and simulation results of an automatic optimal voltage controller for the Southern Norwegian power grid. Currently the high voltage… (more)

Hannisdal, Erik Lundegaard

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Addressing the Voltage Fade Issue with Lithium-Manganese-Rich...  

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

Addressing the Voltage Fade Issue with Lithium-Manganese-Rich Oxide Cathode Materials Addressing the Voltage Fade Issue with Lithium-Manganese-Rich Oxide Cathode Materials 2013 DOE...

300

High voltage overhead long transmission line design and fault analysis.  

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??The goal of this project is to design a reliable high voltage overhead long transmission line that satisfies specific design criteria including voltage regulation, efficiency,… (more)

Elzain, Mohamed Ali

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Circuit considerations for repetitive railguns  

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

Honih, E.M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Polysilicon photoconductor for integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1989-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

303

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1991-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

304

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

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

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

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Circuit reconstruction tools today Stephen J Smith  

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

Born, Richard

307

Distribution System Voltage Performance Analysis for High-Penetration Photovoltaics  

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This report examines the performance of commonly used distribution voltage regulation methods under reverse power flow.

Liu, E.; Bebic, J.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Circuit breaker monitoring application using wireless communication  

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

Ved, Nitin

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

309

A Spatial Computing Architecture Implementing Computation Circuits  

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

Lemieux, Guy

310

www.plusplasticelectronics.com THE CIRCUIT  

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

Aksay, Ilhan A.

311

Deutsch Algorithm on Classical Circuits  

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

Osman Kaan Erol

2008-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

312

Computer Project # 2 RLC-Circuits  

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and C being the resistance, inductance and capacitance, respectively, and E(t) = applied voltage), then Kirchoff's Laws give the following 2nd order differential ...

1910-61-21T23:59:59.000Z

313

Physical simulation study of dynamic voltage instability  

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This paper presents a physical simulation of the dynamic behavior of voltage instability in an interconnected multimachine environment. The dynamic evolving process leading to eventual voltage collapse, the scenario of the progressive reactive support reduction resulting from the MXL protection relays, the OLTC operation, and the effect of switched-in capacitor banks are examined using physical facilities in the laboratory. The physical simulation results are also compared with digital simulation results. This physical investigation provides a reliable foundation for the effective development of assessment approaches and countermeasures.

Tso, S.K.; Zhu, T.X. [Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong); Zeng, Q.Y. [Electric Power Research Inst., Beijing (China); Lo, K.L. [Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow (United Kingdom). Dept. of Electrical and Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

314

Built-in voltage of organic bulk heterojuction p-i-n solar cells measured by electroabsorption spectroscopy  

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We investigate the influence of the built-in voltage on the performance of organic bulk heterojuction solar cells that are based on a p-i-n structure. Electrical doping in the hole and the electron transport layer allows to tune their work function and hence to adjust the built-in voltage: Changing the doping concentration from 0.5 to 32 wt% induces a shift of the work function towards the transport levels and increases the built-in voltage. To determine the built-in voltage, we use electroabsorption spectroscopy which is based on an evaluation of the spectra caused by a change in absorption due to an electric field (Stark effect). For a model system with a bulk heterojunction of BF-DPB and C{sub 60}, we show that higher doping concentrations in both the electron and the hole transport layer increase the built-in voltage, leading to an enhanced short circuit current and solar cell performance.

Siebert-Henze, E., E-mail: ellen.siebert@iapp.de; Lyssenko, V. G.; Fischer, J.; Tietze, M.; Brueckner, R.; Schwarze, M.; Vandewal, K.; Ray, D.; Riede, M.; Leo, K. [Institut für Angewandte Photophysik, Technische Universität Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)] [Institut für Angewandte Photophysik, Technische Universität Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

315

Variable Voltage Substation Electric Fire and Emergency Response  

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Variable Voltage Substation Electric Fire and Emergency Response My question is from an emergency response perspective. You stated that it took ~ ½ for electricians to de-energize the electrical components before firefighters were allowed in to fight the fire. This delay causes more damage to equipment and potential propagation of the fire. Is there not a “master” breaker or switch? You’ve brought up a very good point. It gave me a good opportunity to discuss this with our Facilities Department and get a better understanding of the infrastructure upgrade plans. The direct answer to your question is “Yes, but…” Yes, there are “master” breakers and switches, but we can’t control them remotely. SLAC’s AC electrical distribution system at present is manual breakers – we have not installed the infrastructure to remotely control them (except see below). We recently underwent an upgrade to our Master Substation that will allow us to remotely control some high voltage breakers in the future, but we aren’t there yet. We do recognize the value in having this capability (and more importantly, our vulnerability in NOT having it), and have begun the preliminary planning to make this happen. One issue were are working on is cyber security for the power distribution networked infrastructure. Before we install the capability to remotely control the main electrical breakers, we are planning the infrastructure with our Information Technologies organization to ensure we have a robust secure network that is protected from unauthorized access. Once the cyber security issues are addressed and funded, we’re probably 5-10 years out from having remote operation capability due to limited resources to fund and install the infrastructure. Having said the above, we do have the capability of remotely opening the VVS Secondary Main Breakers – the ones that send power to the modulator distribution breakers - from our control room. Those breakers are integral parts of our safety systems in that interlock violation causes the breakers to open and remove power to the klystrons. But everything else is manual only. That remote operation capability would not have helped us in this case, as the VVS Secondary Main Breaker was the one that fried. We needed to open the breaker upstream of the VVS. Thanks for your interest. Let me know if I can provide further information.

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POSTER PRESENTATION Open Access Foundations for an ontology of brain areas,  

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POSTER PRESENTATION Open Access Foundations for an ontology of brain areas, circuits and functions of brain areas, brain circuits and cerebral functions. This ontology challenges the complex pattern the structural foundations of human brain function. The ontology is composed from three main modules. The first

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

317

Anatomy and physiology of neurons supporting the cerebellar circuit  

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

Champion, Kristine Elizabeth

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

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

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

Bentley, Sean

319

Electro-optic voltage sensor for sensing voltage in an E-field  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A miniature electro-optic voltage sensor system capable of accurate operation at high voltages. The system employs a transmitter, a sensor disposed adjacent to but out of direct electrical contact with a conductor on which the voltage is to be measured, a detector, and a signal processor. The transmitter produces a beam of electromagnetic radiation which is routed into the sensor where the beam undergoes the Pockels electro-optic effect. The electro-optic effect causes phase shifting in the beam, which is in turn converted to a pair of independent beams, from which the voltage of a system based on its E-field is determined when the two beams are normalized by the signal processor. The sensor converts the beam by splitting the beam in accordance with the axes of the beam's polarization state (an ellipse whose ellipticity varies between -1 and +1 in proportion to voltage) into at least two AM signals. These AM signals are fed into a signal processor and processed to determine the voltage between a ground conductor and the conductor on which voltage is being measured.

Woods, Gregory K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Renak, Todd W. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Equivalent circuits and efficiencies of fuel cells  

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

J.J. Gilvarry; J.I. Slaughtert

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of ferroresonant series circuits  

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of the tangent on the voltage axis Ei (Fig ~ 3 ~ 3) may be expressed as: Ei = ELa ? 1, and tan a (3- F) (3. 9) where tan a i s the slope of the tangent and Ia and EL+ are critical values of the reactor current and voltage at the point of tangency. From...

Ali, Syed Asad

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

322

Electro-optic high voltage sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A small sized electro-optic voltage sensor capable of accurate measurement of high levels of voltages without contact with a conductor or voltage source is provided. When placed in the presence of an electric field, the sensor receives an input beam of electromagnetic radiation into the sensor. A polarization beam displacer serves as a filter to separate the input beam into two beams with orthogonal linear polarizations. The beam displacer is oriented in such a way as to rotate the linearly polarized beams such that they enter a Pockels crystal having at a preferred angle of 45 degrees. The beam displacer is therefore capable of causing a linearly polarized beam to impinge a crystal at a desired angle independent of temperature. The Pockels electro-optic effect induces a differential phase shift on the major and minor axes of the input beam as it travels through the Pockels crystal, which causes the input beam to be elliptically polarized. A reflecting prism redirects the beam back through the crystal and the beam displacer. On the return path, the polarization beam displacer separates the elliptically polarized beam into two output beams of orthogonal linear polarization representing the major and minor axes. The system may include a detector for converting the output beams into electrical signals, and a signal processor for determining the voltage based on an analysis of the output beams. The output beams are amplitude modulated by the frequency of the electric field and the amplitude of the output beams is proportional to the magnitude of the electric field, which is related to the voltage being measured.

Davidson, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Seifert, Gary D. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Method of manufacturing Josephson junction integrated circuits  

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

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

1985-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

324

Fault current limiter and alternating current circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter are disclosed for a load served by an alternating current source having a source impedance, the solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter comprising a thyristor bridge interposed between the alternating current source and the load, the thyristor bridge having four thyristor legs and four nodes, with a first node connected to the alternating current source, and a second node connected to the load. A coil is connected from a third node to a fourth node, the coil having an impedance of a value calculated to limit the current flowing therethrough to a predetermined value. Control means are connected to the thyristor legs for limiting the alternating current flow to the load under fault conditions to a predetermined level, and for gating the thyristor bridge under fault conditions to quickly reduce alternating current flowing therethrough to zero and thereafter to maintain the thyristor bridge in an electrically open condition preventing the alternating current from flowing therethrough for a predetermined period of time. 9 figs.

Boenig, H.J.

1998-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault current limiter and alternating current circuit breaker  

SciTech Connect

A solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter for a load served by an alternating current source having a source impedance, the solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter comprising a thyristor bridge interposed between the alternating current source and the load, the thyristor bridge having four thyristor legs and four nodes, with a first node connected to the alternating current source, and a second node connected to the load. A coil is connected from a third node to a fourth node, the coil having an impedance of a value calculated to limit the current flowing therethrough to a predetermined value. Control means are connected to the thyristor legs for limiting the alternating current flow to the load under fault conditions to a predetermined level, and for gating the thyristor bridge under fault conditions to quickly reduce alternating current flowing therethrough to zero and thereafter to maintain the thyristor bridge in an electrically open condition preventing the alternating current from flowing therethrough for a predetermined period of time.

Boenig, Heinrich J. (Los Alamos, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Focused ion beam damage to MOS integrated circuits  

SciTech Connect

Commercial focused ion beam (FIB) systems are commonly used to image integrated circuits (ICS) after device processing, especially in failure analysis applications. FIB systems are also often employed to repair faults in metal lines for otherwise functioning ICS, and are being evaluated for applications in film deposition and nanofabrication. A problem that is often seen in FIB imaging and repair is that ICS can be damaged during the exposure process. This can result in degraded response or out-right circuit failure. Because FIB processes typically require the surface of an IC to be exposed to an intense beam of 30--50 keV Ga{sup +} ions, both charging and secondary radiation damage are potential concerns. In previous studies, both types of effects have been suggested as possible causes of device degradation, depending on the type of device examined and/or the bias conditions. Understanding the causes of this damage is important for ICS that are imaged or repaired by a FIB between manufacture and operation, since the performance and reliability of a given IC is otherwise at risk in subsequent system application. In this summary, the authors discuss the relative roles of radiation damage and charging effects during FIB imaging. Data from exposures of packaged parts under controlled bias indicate the possibility for secondary radiation damage during FIB exposure. On the other hand, FIB exposure of unbiased wafers (a more common application) typically results in damage caused by high-voltage stress or electrostatic discharge. Implications for FIB exposure and subsequent IC use are discussed.

FLEETWOOD,D.M.; CAMPBELL,ANN N.; HEMBREE,CHARLES E.; TANGYUNYONG,PAIBOON; JESSING,JEFFREY R.; SODEN,JERRY M.

2000-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

327

Distribution System Voltage Regulation by Distributed Energy Resources  

SciTech Connect

This paper proposes a control method to regulate voltages in 3 phase unbalanced electrical distribution systems. A constrained optimization problem to minimize voltage deviations and maximize distributed energy resource (DER) active power output is solved by harmony search algorithm. IEEE 13 Bus Distribution Test System was modified to test three different cases: a) only voltage regulator controlled system b) only DER controlled system and c) both voltage regulator and DER controlled system. The simulation results show that systems with both voltage regulators and DER control provide better voltage profile.

Ceylan, Oguzhan [ORNL; Liu, Guodong [ORNL; Xu, Yan [ORNL; Tomsovic, Kevin [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Quantum computation beyond the circuit model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Jordan, Stephen Paul

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

B : Bayesian Circuit Analysis by Michel Wilson  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Kuzmanov, Georgi

330

Yield learning model for integrated circuit package  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Balasubramaniam, Gaurishankar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

331

Microelectronic Devices and Circuits - 2006 Electronic Edition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Fonstad, Clifton

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Parameterized modeling of multiport passive circuit blocks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Mahmood, Zohaib

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Carbon nanotube synthesis for integrated circuit interconnects  

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

Nessim, Gilbert Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Analysis of S-Circuit Uncertainty  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Ahmed, Taahir

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

335

Analysis and Design of Resilient VLSI Circuits  

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

Garg, Rajesh

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

336

Equivalent Circuit Modeling of Hysteresis Motors  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

337

Investigation of dielectric overlay microstrip circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Klein, James Louis

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

IEEE Communications Magazine February 20022 Distributed Integrated Circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Hajimiri, Ali

339

Differential transimpedance amplifier circuit for correlated differential amplification  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2008-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

340

Parallel algorithm strategies for circuit simulation.  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sacramento Area Voltage Support Environmental Impact Statement  

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

E E R R A N E V A D A R E G I O N Sacramento Area Voltage Support DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT DOE/EIS-0323 NOVEMBER 2002 COVER SHEET Title: Sacramento Area Voltage Support Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Lead Agency: Western Area Power Administration (Western) Location: Alameda, Contra Costa, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Sutter Counties, State of California. EIS Number: DOE/EIS-0323 Contact: Ms. Loreen McMahon, Environmental Project Manager Western Area Power Administration Sierra Nevada Region 114 Parkshore Drive Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 353-4460 (916) 985-1936 fax email: mcmahon@wapa.gov Website: Information is also available on our website: www.wapa.gov Hotline: 1-877-913-4440 (toll-free) Abstract The Western Area Power Administration's Central Valley Project transmission system forms an integral part of

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High voltage electric substation performance in earthquakes  

SciTech Connect

This paper examines the performance of several types of high voltage substation equipment in past earthquakes. Damage data is provided in chart form. This data is then developed into a tool for estimating the performance of a substation subjected to an earthquake. First, suggests are made about the development of equipment class fragility curves that represent the expected earthquake performance of different voltages and types of equipment. Second, suggestions are made about how damage to individual pieces of equipment at a substation likely affects the post-earthquake performance of the substation as a whole. Finally, estimates are provided as to how quickly a substation, at various levels of damage, can be restored to operational service after the earthquake.

Eidinger, J. [G and E Engineering Systems, Oakland, CA (United States); Ostrom, D. [Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA (United States); Matsuda, E. [Pacific Gas and Electric, San Francisco, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting Fault Current Limiter for Transmission Voltage  

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Within a collaboration of American Superconductor, Siemens, Nexans and Southern California Edison one electrical phase of a resistive superconducting fault current limiter for the 115 kV transmission voltage level has been designed and manufactured. The active part of the limiter consists of 63 bifilar coils made of 12 mm wide steel-stabilized YBCO conductor and is housed in a cryostat operated at 5 bar and 74 K. The first phase was completely assembled and successfully subjected to power switching tests and high voltage tests. The basic design of the system and the test results are reported. The work was funded in part by US-DOE under Contract Number DE-FC26-07NT43243.

Hans-Peter Kraemer; Wolfgang Schmidt; Hong Cai; Bruce Gamble; David Madura; Tim MacDonald; Joe McNamara; Walther Romanosky; Greg Snitchler; Nicolas Lallouet; Frank Schmidt; Syed Ahmed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Electrical system architecture having high voltage bus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical system architecture is disclosed. The architecture has a power source configured to generate a first power, and a first bus configured to receive the first power from the power source. The architecture also has a converter configured to receive the first power from the first bus and convert the first power to a second power, wherein a voltage of the second power is greater than a voltage of the first power, and a second bus configured to receive the second power from the converter. The architecture further has a power storage device configured to receive the second power from the second bus and deliver the second power to the second bus, a propulsion motor configured to receive the second power from the second bus, and an accessory motor configured to receive the second power from the second bus.

Hoff, Brian Douglas (East Peoria, IL); Akasam, Sivaprasad (Peoria, IL)

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

345

OPEN HONE  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

003040IBMPC00 The Open Host Network Packet Process Correlator for Windows  http://www.github.com/HoneProject/ 

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Low Voltage White Phosphorescent OLED Achievements  

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

Universal Display Corporation (UDC) and its research partners at Princeton University and the University of Southern California have succeeded in developing a white phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED™) that achieved a record efficiency of 20 lumens per watt. This achievement is the result of the team's collaborative efforts to increase the efficiency of PHOLED lighting by focusing on two critical factors: lowering the drive voltages and increasing the amount of light extracted.

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

348

Classification of Voltage Sags Based on MPCA Models  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this paper, we introduce a new framework for classification of short duration voltage reductions in the area of Power Quality Monitoring using Multiway Principal Component Analysis (MPCA). Firstly, we recast the sags occurred in High Voltage (HV) ...

Abbas Khosravi; Joaquim Melendez; Joan Colomer

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

A BIST Technique for RF Voltage-Controlled Oscillators  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A built-in self-test (BIST) architecture is proposed for voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) operating at multigigahertz frequencies. By utilizing a frequency divider and a frequency-to-voltage converter (FVC), the output frequency and tuning range ...

Hsieh-Hung Hsieh; Yen-Chih Huang; Liang-Hung Lu; Guo-Wei Huang

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Electro-optic voltage sensor head  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is an electro-optic voltage sensor head designed for integration with existing types of high voltage transmission and distribution apparatus. The sensor head contains a transducer, which comprises a transducing material in which the Pockels electro-optic effect is observed. In the practice of the invention at least one beam of electromagnetic radiation is routed into the transducing material of the transducer in the sensor head. The beam undergoes an electro-optic effect in the sensor head when the transducing material is subjected to an E-field. The electro-optic effect is observed as a differential phase a shift, also called differential phase modulation, of the beam components in orthogonal planes of the electromagnetic radiation. In the preferred embodiment the beam is routed through the transducer along an initial axis and then reflected by a retro-reflector back substantially parallel to the initial axis, making a double pass through the transducer for increased measurement sensitivity. The preferred embodiment of the sensor head also includes a polarization state rotator and at least one beam splitter for orienting the beam along major and minor axes and for splitting the beam components into two signals which are independent converse amplitude-modulated signals carrying E-field magnitude and hence voltage information from the sensor head by way of optic fibers.

Crawford, Thomas M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Davidson, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Woods, Gregory K. (Cornelius, OR)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Nickel-hydrogen voltage-efficiency model  

SciTech Connect

A model for providing voltage vs. current relationships and coulombic efficiency has been developed applicable to Nickel-Hydrogen (NiH{sub 2}) batteries. The performance relationships can be used directly in dynamic electrical energy storage system models or customized by predicting the particular case of voltage as a function of applied current. The algorithm utilizes electrochemical models for competing cell reactions: a single Butler-Volmer equation for the main NiH{sub 2} reaction, and a Tafel relationship for oxygen generation. For the main NiH{sub 2} reaction, the dependence on state-of-charge is introduced via a Nerstian term containing concentrations of active materials present. Oxygen recombination and self-discharge are modeled as first order reactions. Model parameters are determined by a modified Marquardt algorithm to provide a best-fit of both voltage and pressure data to the physical model. The data fit is from electrical characterization tests which may include capacity measurements or repeated electrical cycling at specified depths-of-discharge or with particular regimens. It has been found that test performance data covering a wide domain of the independent variables (temperature, current, and state-of-charge) will produce a well-behaved model.

Hafen, D.P.; Armantrout, J.D. [Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, Sunnyvale, CA (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

352

A novel study for constant voltage and frequency operation of self-excited short-shunt induction generator  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper presents an analytical technique for selecting the optimal shunt and series capacitances required for maintaining constant load voltage and frequency of a self excited short shunt induction generator (SESSIG). The study investigates the performance of the SESSIG at different operating conditions, such as speed of the prime mover, load impedance and load power factor. The required capacitances have been determined using two second order non-linear equations based on the steady state equivalent circuit model, instead of the high order non-linear equations in the literatures. The capacitance values obtained by the proposed technique have been verified experimentally to confirm the validity and the accuracy of the proposed technique.

H.H. Hanafy; S.A. Zaid; A.M. Gesraha; M.M. Abd-Elaziz

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Analysis and design of an electronic voltage ratchet  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and decay. Impulse voltages are produced through the discharging of 0, capacitor into a shaping network consisting of resistors and a. capacitor as is shown in Figure 2. 9. The operation of the impulse generator is as follows. Capacitor Ci is charged from... voltage shaping network. as possible in order to reduce oscillations in the wavefront and wavetail portions of the impulse voltage [1). The impulse voltage generator requires a, highly charged capacitor or bank of capacitors. Capacitors may be charged...

Menendez, Jorge Carlos

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

354

LM2907LM2917FrequencytoVoltageConverter February 1995  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

TL H 7942 LM2907LM2917FrequencytoVoltageConverter February 1995 LM2907 LM2917 Frequency to Voltage Converter General Description The LM2907 LM2917 series are monolithic frequency to voltage converters doubling for low ripple full input protection in two versions (LM2907-8 LM2917-8) and its output swings

Wedeward, Kevin

355

Low voltage vertical recording preamplifier for hard disk drives  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 Input drivers of the preamplifier along with the decoupling caps and parasitics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3 Voltage bias voltage sensing scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4 Current bias current... sensing scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 5 Current bias scheme which common mode sense voltage to DE . . . . 10 6 Decoupling the inputs of the differential pair using feedback . . . . . 11 7 Barkhausen noise...

Mellachervu, Ramachandra Murthy

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

356

The Matrix Converter Drive Performance Under Abnormal Input Voltage Conditions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that generates variable magnitude variable frequency output voltage from the ac utility line. It has high power voltage disturbance related performance issues of the MC drive. Since the MC is a direct frequencyThe Matrix Converter Drive Performance Under Abnormal Input Voltage Conditions Jun-Koo Kang

Hava, Ahmet

357

Open Recreation Open Recreation Policy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

43 Open Recreation Open Recreation Policy These policies apply to all University Recreation (Cooke Hall 308, Fieldhouse, Student University Recreation and Wellness Field are all locked) defaults to open recreation when there is not a program scheduled. Throughout the semester, facilities are reserved

Amin, S. Massoud

358

Open Access  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Communication » Communication » Open Access Open Access Open access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles. Learn more below... Questions? Open Access Email Open access publishing and publications have experienced substantial growth, expansion and uptake in recent years. What exactly is an open access publication? There are many definitions, but in a nutshell an open access publication is a publication that provides immediately free online access to all users worldwide. This may sound like a tall order, and yet there are to date over 4000 journal publications that fit this definition. The need for this type of access has been driven by the out-of-control costs for scholarly publications. Statistics kept by the Association for Research Libraries

359

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Lazzaro, John

360

Hydrodynamic flow in the vicinity of a nanopore induced by an applied voltage  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Continuum simulation is employed to study ion transport and fluid flow through a nanopore in a solid-state membrane under an applied potential drop. Results show the existence of concentration polarization layers on the surfaces of the membrane. The nonuniformity of the ionic distribution gives rise to an electric pressure that drives vortical motion in the fluid. There is also a net hydrodynamic flow through the nanopore due to an asymmetry induced by the membrane surface charge. The qualitative behavior is similar to that observed in a previous study using molecular dynamic simulations. The current--voltage characteristics show some nonlinear features but are not greatly affected by the hydrodynamic flow in the parameter regime studied. In the limit of thin Debye layers, the electric resistance of the system can be characterized using an equivalent circuit with lumped parameters. Generation of vorticity can be understood qualitatively from elementary considerations of the Maxwell stresses. However, the flow...

Mao, Mao; Hu, Guohui

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital quantum simulation of fermionic models with a superconducting circuit  

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Simulating quantum physics with a device which itself is quantum mechanical, a notion Richard Feynman originated, would be an unparallelled computational resource. However, the universal quantum simulation of fermionic systems is daunting due to their particle statistics, and Feynman left as an open question whether it could be done, because of the need for non-local control. Here, we implement fermionic interactions with digital techniques in a superconducting circuit. Focusing on the Hubbard model, we perform time evolution with constant interactions as well as a dynamic phase transition with up to four fermionic modes encoded in four qubits. The implemented digital approach is universal and allows for the efficient simulation of fermions in arbitrary spatial dimensions. We use in excess of 300 single-qubit and two-qubit gates, and reach global fidelities which are limited by gate errors. This demonstration highlights the feasibility of the digital approach and opens a viable route towards analog-digital quantum simulation of interacting fermions and bosons in large-scale solid state systems.

R. Barends; L. Lamata; J. Kelly; L. García-Álvarez; A. G. Fowler; A. Megrant; E. Jeffrey; T. C. White; D. Sank; J. Y. Mutus; B. Campbell; Yu Chen; Z. Chen; B. Chiaro; A. Dunsworth; I. -C. Hoi; C. Neill; P. J. J. O'Malley; C. Quintana; P. Roushan; A. Vainsencher; J. Wenner; E. Solano; John M. Martinis

2015-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Voltage-dependent calcium channels and currents in native neurons and other cells have been divided into high voltage  

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Voltage-dependent calcium channels and currents in native neurons and other cells have been divided than one subtype of channel. A new subfamily of voltage-dependent calcium channel á1 subunit genes. 1999), having four domains, each with a voltage sensor and a pore-forming P loop. However

Dolphin, Annette C.

363

Dual circuit embossed sheet heat transfer panel  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Morgan, G.D.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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New live line tester for porcelain suspension insulators on high-voltage power lines  

SciTech Connect

Suspension insulator assemblies known as insulator strings are used in overhead power transmission lines to mechanically support high-voltage conductors while providing adequate insulation to withstand switching and lightning overvoltages. Since the useful life in service of the individual insulator elements making up these strings is hard to predict, they must be verified periodically to insure that adequate line reliability is maintained at all times. Over the years many testing methods have been used for this purpose, each one with its own advantages and disadvantages. Until now at Hydro-Quebec, porcelain insulators had been tested by the buzz method which simply consists of applying a short-circuit to each insulator in a string and listening for a buzz-like sound indicating a good insulator. However, safety considerations that preclude short-circuiting insulators and other disadvantages of that method have led Hydro-Quebec to undertake and complete the development of a new insulator tester. The working principle of this new device is based on the automatic measurement and recording of the electric field along the insulator string which decreases considerably in front of an internally-shorted insulator. The tester is slid along the string while the insulators are counted automatically. The information from tests on up to 200 strings can be stored in the device to be later transferred in a host computer for interpretation and/or permanent storage. The new tester also gives information on voltage distribution along the insulator strings which can be useful for the design of future power transmission lines.

Vaillancourt, G.H.; St-Jean, M. (Hydro-Quebec, Varennes, Quebec (Canada)); Bellerive, J.P. (Hydro-Quebec, Montreal, Quebec (Canada)); Jean, C. (Positron Inc., Montreal, Quebec (Canada))

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Triple effect absorption chiller utilizing two refrigeration circuits  

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

DeVault, R.C.

1988-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart Grid Glossary | Open Energy Information  

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Glossary Glossary Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Smart Grid Glossary Add.png Add a Smart Grid definition A Adaptive Protection Adjacent Balancing Authority Advanced Interrupting Switch Advanced Metering Infrastructure (Ami) / Smart Meters Adverse Reliability Impact Altitude Correction Factor Ancillary Service Ancillary Services Revenue Anti-Aliasing Filter Area Control Error Arranged Interchange Automated Feeder And Line Switching Automated Islanding And Reconnection Automated Voltage And Var Control Automatic Generation Control Available Transfer Capability B Balancing Authority Balancing Authority Area Base Load Bes Emergency Blackstart Capability Plan Bulk Electric System Burden C Capacity Benefit Margin Capacity Emergency Capacity Revenue Cascading Outage Circuit Peak Load Management

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A High Voltage Direct Current Generator  

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When powdered materials are blown through metal tubes by means of compressed air considerable quantities of electricity are produced by contact electrification. It was found that 6×10-5 coulombs could be produced per gram of diatomaceous earth, a form of silica, blown through a short length of copper tube. A generator of extremely high voltage is proposed, and a small scale model of such a generator is described, by means of which currents of 8×10-5 amperes at 260 kilovolts were generated.

Richard E. Vollrath

1932-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

368

Radiation-hardened transistor and integrated circuit  

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

Ma, Kwok K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

369

Package for integrated optic circuit and method  

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

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

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Package for integrated optic circuit and method  

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

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

1998-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Triple effect absorption chiller utilizing two refrigeration circuits  

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

De Vault, R.C.

1988-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

372

Quantum Electric Circuits Analogous to Ballistic Conductors  

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

Daniela Dragoman

2007-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Safe epoxy encapsulant for high voltage magnetics  

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This paper describes the use of Formula 456, an aliphatic amine cured epoxy for impregnating coils and high voltage transformers. Sandia has evaluated a number of MDA-free epoxy encapsulants which relied on either anhydride or other aromatic amine curing agents. The use of aliphatic amine curing agents was more recently evaluated and has resulted in the definition of Formula 456 resin. Methylene dianiline (MDA) has been used for more than 20 years as the curing agent for various epoxy formulations throughout the Department of Energy and much of industry. Sandia National Laboratories began the process of replacing MDA with other formulations because of regulations imposed by OSHA on the use of MDA. OSHA has regulated MDA because it is a suspect carcinogen. Typically the elimination of OSHA-regulated materials provides a rare opportunity to qualify new formulations in a range of demanding applications. It was important to take full advantage of that opportunity, although the associated materials qualification effort was costly. Small high voltage transformers are one of those demanding applications. The successful implementation of the new formulation for high reliability transformers will be described. The test results that demonstrate the parts are qualified for use in DOE weapon systems will be presented.

Sanchez, R.O.; Archer, W.E.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerator System Development at High Voltage Engineering  

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Throughout the years, HVE has continuously extended the capabilities of its accelerator systems to meet the rising demands from a diverse field of applications, among which are deep level ion implantation, micro-machining, neutron production for biomedical research, isotope production or accelerator mass spectrometry. Characteristic for HVE accelerators is the coaxial construction of the all solid state power supply around the acceleration tubes. With the use of solid state technology, the accelerators feature high stability and very low ripple. Terminal voltages range from 1 to 6 MV for HVE Singletrons and Tandetrons. The high-current versions of these accelerators can provide ion beams with powers of several kW. In the last years, several systems have been built with terminal voltages of 1.25 MV, 2 MV and 5 MV. Recently, the first system based on a 6 MV Tandetron has passed the factory tests. In this paper we describe the characteristics of the HVE accelerator systems and present as example recent systems.

Klein, M. G.; Gottdang, A.; Haitsma, R. G.; Mous, D. J. W. [High Voltage Engineering Europa B.V., P.O. Box 99, Amersfoort 3800 AB (Netherlands)

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dixie Electric Power Assn | Open Energy Information  

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Power Assn Power Assn Place Mississippi Utility Id 5175 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location SERC NERC SERC Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Commercial/Industrial (100 kW - 1000 kW) Industrial Commercial/Industrial (100kW - 1000kW) - Primary Voltage Commercial Commercial/Industrial (Over 1000 kW) Industrial Commercial/Industrial (Over 1000 kW) - Primary Voltage Commercial Commercial/Industrial (Under 100 kW) Commercial Commercial/Industrial (Under 100 kW) - Primary Voltage Commercial Commercial/Industrial No Demand Industrial

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Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc Place Florida Utility Id 3757 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location FRCC NERC FRCC Yes Activity Distribution Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle2 Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Rate Schedule - FL (Large) Lighting Rate Schedule - FL (Small) Lighting Rate Schedule - GS Commercial Rate Schedule - GS - 1 Commercial Rate Schedule - GSD Commercial Rate Schedule - HLF Industrial Rate Schedule - INT (Primary Metering Voltage) Industrial Rate Schedule - INT (Secondary Metering Voltage) Industrial Rate Schedule - INT (Transmission Metering Voltage) Industrial

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Control of electrostatic damage to electronic circuits  

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Static is caused by the flow of materials and people within an environment. The static voltages generated by these movements can degrade or destroy many solid state devices currently being used in sophisticated electronic equipment. Discharge of static voltages through these sensitive devices during assembly operations can lead to a nonfunctional assembly fabricated from parts which previously were acceptable or to later failure of an assembly which was functional after fabrication. Sources of electrostatic charges, equipment and methods for minimizing the generation of electrostatic voltages during the production, assembly and packaging of solid state electronic equipment, and the sensitivity of solid state devices to electrostatic damage are discussed. It is concluded that static awareness is the key to an effective electrostatic damage (ESD) control program, and that production facilities must incorporate electrostatic protection facilities, materials, and processes so that workers can concentrate on producing a high-quality product without having to be overly concerned about ESD procedures. (LCL)

Kirk, W.J. Jr.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Architectures and circuits for low-voltage energy conversion and applications in renewable energy and power management  

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In this thesis we seek to develop smaller, less expensive, and more efficient power electronics. We also investigate emerging applications where the proper implementation of these new types of power converters can have a ...

Pilawa-Podgurski, Robert C. N

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORAL PRESENTATION Open Access The reciprocal antagonistic interplay between  

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ORAL PRESENTATION Open Access The reciprocal antagonistic interplay between HIV-1 Tat and SIN3A of the HIV-1 Tat feedback circuit, influence the onset and maintenance of latency. In this context, we have previously identified the epigenetic core pressor SIN3/HDAC complex as part of the in-vitro HIV-1 Tat nuclear

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Quantum effects in nanoscale Josephson junction circuits  

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

Haviland, David

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Simulating weak localization using superconducting quantum circuits  

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

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

2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Stability Checking for Large Analog Circuits  

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

Mukherjee, Parijat 1985-

2010-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Computing with neural circuits: a model  

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

JJ Hopfield; DW Tank

1986-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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MODELING AND VISUALIZATION OF SYNTHETIC GENETIC CIRCUITS  

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

Myers, Chris J.

386

Disentangling Mental Disorders : from Genes to Circuits  

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

Kazama, Hokto

387

CONCEPTS FOR TEACHING OPTOELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS  

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

Boyer, Edmond

388

Three-dimensional Integrated Circuit Design  

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

Vasilis F. Pavlidis; Eby G. Friedman

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Quantum computer of wire circuit architecture  

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

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

2010-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel and Distributed Multi-Algorithm Circuit Simulation  

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

Dai, Ruicheng

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel Algorithms for Time and Frequency Domain Circuit Simulation  

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

Dong, Wei

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

392

Constraint satisfaction modules : a methodology for analog circuit design  

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

Mitros, Piotr, 1979-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Micro Electret Energy Harvesting Device with Analogue Impedance Conversion Circuit  

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

Kasagi, Nobuhide

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Circuit and bond polytopes on series-parallel graphs$  

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

2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Kuznetsov, Eugene

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full-wave Surface Integral Equation Method for Electromagnetic-circuit Simulation of Three-dimensional Interconnects in Layered Media  

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), as follows: E = ?j?A???, (1.10) where ?? is treated as the voltage difference between nodes and E is defined as J/? inside the filaments, where ? is the conductivity of the medium. The VIE method is also called the partial element equivalent circuit (PEEC... method is that the port admittance or impedance is computed directly, therefore no model order reduction techniques are required, unlike in PEEC methods. Another advantage is that for a multi-port system, the impedances or the admittances...

Karsilayan, Nur

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of square law elements and their application to computer circuits with particular emphasis on Thyrite  

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values of E (!~) Let I = I~ bise( w Xs SIC M & Z5 %in 5d. w which we can safely do since current through the thyrite is in phase with the applied voltage, thus indicating an ab- sence of even harmonics. For a symmetrical wave, the value of any.... This is accomplished by the intro- 9. Kovach and Comley, Reference 4, p. 42-45. 30 duction of germanium diodes into the squaring circuit. These diodes are normally regarded as passive members of the cir- cuit and, as such, would merit only passing mention...

Shannon, Ralph Lonzo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A Spatial Computing Architecture for Implementing Computational Circuits  

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

Lemieux, Guy

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Logic Synthesis with High Speed CMOS Circuit Techniques  

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

Johnny Pihl; Einar J. Aas

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized Waveform Relaxation Solution of RLCG Transmission Line Type Circuits  

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

Gander, Martin J.

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CS120 Fall 2014 --Logisim and Arduino In this lab, we'll use Logisim to build a few circuits. Build each of these yourself, and then  

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CS120 Fall 2014 -- Logisim and Arduino In this lab, we'll use Logisim to build a few circuits to abstract their operation, and think at a higher level. #12;Part 2 of the Lab: Arduino time! Plug in the Arduino to a lab machine using a USB cable, and open the Arduino development environment. If you've got

Madden, Patrick H.

402

Voltage stabilization system in traction substation of urban electric transport  

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The direct current-voltage stabilization system using a high-frequency link in traction substations of urban electric transport based on applying...

S. V. Shapiro; S. F. Muftiev

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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fault diagnosis of a high voltage transmission line using waveform ...  

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Oct 4, 2013 ... FAULT DIAGNOSIS OF A HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION LINE USING ... Fault types such as single line to ground, line to line, double line to ...

Ripunjoy Phukan

2013-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Low voltage ride-through capability improvement of DFIG-based wind turbines under unbalanced voltage dips  

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Abstract This paper proposes a competent and effective scheme to enhance the ride-through capability of DFIG-based wind turbines under unbalanced voltage dip conditions. The proposed method is realized through joint use of the rotor-side converter control and a three-phase stator damping resistor (SDR) placed in series with the stator windings. By means of an asymmetrical SDR idea, during the unbalanced voltage dip the SDR resistors are activated only in phase(s) experiencing low voltage. Then, the rotor current is controlled such that no unbalance voltage appears on the stator voltage. The proposed ride-through approach limits the peak values of the rotor inrush current, electromagnetic torque and DFIG transient response at the times of occurrence and clearing the fault. It also suppresses fluctuation of the electromagnetic torque and DFIG transient response appeared during unbalanced voltage dips due to negative sequence component.

Mohsen Rahimi; Mostafa Parniani

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cleantech Open | Open Energy Information  

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Open Open Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Cleantech Open Name Cleantech Open Address 2395 Broadway Street Place Redwood City, California Zip 94063 Region Bay Area Number of employees 1-10 Year founded 2006 Phone number 888.989.OPEN Website http://www.cleantechopen.com/ Coordinates 37.4863904°, -122.230871° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.4863904,"lon":-122.230871,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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

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

Gundes, A. N.

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A current circuit model of pulsar radio emission  

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We present the outline of a new model for the coherent radio emission of pulsars that succeeds in reproducing the energetics and brightness temperatures of the observed radio emission from the observationally deduced distances of 50-100 pulsar radii above the neutron star in a narrow region. The restrictions imposed by energy conservation, plasma dynamics of the coherent radiation process and propagation effects are used to apply the action of a plasma process like coherent inverse Compton scattering (CICS) (see Benford, 1992). In accordance with our findings (Kunzl et al. 1998a) this process requires Lorentz factors of about 10 which are lower than in most other radio emission models. This implies that no significant pair production can take place near the surface and we expect charge densities close to the Goldreich-Julian value (Goldreich & Julian (1969)). To fulfill the energetic and electrodynamic constraints the model requires constant re-acceleration in dissipation regions which can be interpreted as a voltage drop similar to that in a resistive current circuit built of a battery, connecting copper wires and a resistive load. Using the emission heights for PSR 0329+54 published by Mitra and Rankin (2002) and the spectral data from Malofeev et al. (1994) we find that a constant depth of the dissipation region of about 2 r_NS can account for the observed luminosities and spectral behavior. The extremely high peak fluxes in the substructures of single pulses can be explained by beaming effects as discussed in Kunzl et al. (1998b).

Th. Kunzl; H. Lesch; A. Jessner

2002-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Open Issues  

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Open Issues Open Issues Open Issues [PATCHED] python/2.7.4 gzip package fails September 24, 2013 by Doug Jacobsen | 0 Comments The modules version of python (python/2.7.4) had a bug in the default gzip python package. This was due to problems introduced in python 2.7.4 and fixed in python 2.7.5. Receiving a TypeError or structError upon opening and reading a gzip'ped file were the phenotypes of this bug. This has been corrected by installing the python 2.7.5 version of gzip.py into our python distribution. 0 comments | Read the full post [FIXED] JGI data loss in /projectb/sandbox area [purge] August 19, 2013 by Kjiersten Fagnan | 0 Comments We have discovered a serious bug in our purge scripts on /global/projectb. The */global/projectb/sandbox* areas are supposed to be immune from the

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Vacuum die attach for integrated circuits  

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

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

1991-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Custom VLSI circuits for high energy physics  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simplified VO M&V Protocol Simplified Voltage Optimization (VO)  

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Simplified VO M&V Protocol 1 Simplified Voltage Optimization (VO) Measurement and Verification Protocol 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Purpose The Simplified Voltage Optimization (VO) Measurement and Verification requirements, and measurement and verification formulations are included as part of this Protocol. 1

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Task Scheduling and Voltage Selection for Energy Minimization  

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system con gurations. 1. INTRODUCTION Energy consumption has become a primary concern in today's ICTask Scheduling and Voltage Selection for Energy Minimization Yumin Zhang Synopsys, Inc. 700 East-phase framework that inte- grates task assignment, ordering and voltage selection VS together to minimize energy

Hu, Xiaobo Sharon

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REFINED RFP LOOP VOLTAGE CALCULATION J.C. Sprott  

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is the stored magnetic energy, Up is the plasma energy, and 'E is the global energy confinement time, which-of-merit for RFP devices is the loop voltage. Low loop voltage implies high plasma temperature and long energy is smallest if the loop is as close to the outside of the shell and as far from the primary windings

Sprott, Julien Clinton

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Measurement of high voltage using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry  

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A novel variation of Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) has been utilized to measure a high voltage collected on an aluminum target by Direct Energy Conversion. The maximum high voltage on the target was measured to be 97.5 kV +/- 2 kV...

Abrego, Celestino Pete

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

415

Nonlinear voltages in multiple-lead coherent conductors  

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We use the generalized S-matrix approach to study multiple-lead coherent conductors in the case of finite applied voltages. In this framework we discuss the transverse voltage arising in a four-lead conductor with two symmetric biased leads.

Gordey B. Lesovik and Carlo Presilla

1993-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

416

Design and control of photoflash capacitor charging circuits  

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This thesis develops an optimal strategy for charging photoflash capacitors. Photoflash capacitors need to be charged to voltages as high as 350V in low-voltage battery-powered portable devices. With the decreasing size ...

Negrete, Michael G. (Michael George), 1980-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Spark-safe low-voltage detonator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A column of explosive in a low-voltage detonator which makes it spark-safe ncludes an organic secondary explosive charge of HMX in the form of a thin pad disposed in a bore of a housing of the detonator in an ignition region of the explosive column and adjacent to an electrical ignition device at one end of the bore. The pad of secondary charge has an axial thickness within the range of twenty to thirty percent of its diameter. The explosive column also includes a first explosive charge of CP disposed in the housing bore in the ignition region of the explosive column next to the secondary charge pad on a side opposite from the ignition device. The first CP charge is loaded under sufficient pressure, 25 to 40 kpsi, to provide mechanical confinement of the pad of secondary charge and physical coupling thereof with the ignition device. The explosive column further includes a second explosive charge of CP disposed in the housing bore in a transition region of the explosive column next to the first CP charge on a side opposite from the pad of secondary charge. The second CP charge is loaded under sufficient pressure, about 10 kpsi, to allow occurrence of DDT. The first explosive CP charge has an axial thickness within the range of twenty to thirty percent of its diameter, whereas the second explosive CP charge contains a series of increments (nominally 4) each of which has an axial thickness-to-diameter ratio of one to two.

Lieberman, Morton L. (Albuquerque, NM)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Bonfire-safe low-voltage detonator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A column of explosive in a low-voltage detonator which makes it bonfire-safe includes a first layer of an explosive charge of CP, or a primary explosive, and a second layer of a secondary organic explosive charge, such as PETN, which has a degradation temperature lower than the autoignition temperature of the CP or primary explosives. The first layer is composed of a pair of increments disposed in a bore of a housing of the detonator in an ignition region of the explosive column and adjacent to and in contact with an electrical ignition device at one end of the bore. The second layer is composed of a plurality of increments disposed in the housing bore in a transition region of the explosive column next to and in contact with the first layer on a side opposite from the ignition device. The first layer is loaded under a sufficient high pressure, 25 to 40 kpsi, to achieve ignition, whereas the second layer is loaded under a sufficient low pressure, about 10 kpsi, to allow occurrence of DDT. Each increment of the first and second layers has an axial length-to-diameter ratio of one-half.

Lieberman, Morton L. (Albuquerque, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Living and Working Safely Around High-Voltage Power Lines.  

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High-voltage transmission lines can be just as safe as the electrical wiring in the homes--or just as dangerous. The crucial factor is ourselves: they must learn to behave safely around them. This booklet is a basic safety guide for those who live and work around power lines. It deals primarily with nuisance shocks due to induced voltages, and with potential electric shock hazards from contact with high-voltage lines. References on possible long-term biological effects of transmission lines are shown. In preparing this booklet, the Bonneville Power Administration has drawn on more than 50 years of experience with high-voltage transmission. BPA operates one of the world`s largest networks of long-distance, high-voltage lines. This system has more than 400 substations and about 15,000 miles of transmission lines, almost 4,400 miles of which are operated at 500,000 volts.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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City of Plymouth, Wisconsin (Utility Company) | Open Energy Information  

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Plymouth Plymouth Place Wisconsin Utility Id 15159 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location MRO NERC MRO Yes ISO MISO Yes Activity Distribution Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle2 Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Cp-1 Small Power Service Industrial Cp-1 Small Power Service Secondary Voltage Metering with Parallel Generation(20kW or less) Industrial Cp-1 Small Power Service Secondary Voltage Service with Parallel Generation(20kW or less) Industrial Cp-1 Small Power Service Secondary Voltage Metering Industrial Cp-1 Small Power Service Secondary Voltage Service Industrial

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Provo City Corp (Utility Company) | Open Energy Information  

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Provo City Corp (Utility Company) Provo City Corp (Utility Company) Jump to: navigation, search Name Provo City Corp Place Utah Utility Id 15444 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location WECC Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] Energy Information Administration Form 826[2] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png 1 (Residential) Residential 11 Non-Residential - Non-Commercial Detached Buildings Commercial 2 (General Service- Distribution Voltage) Commercial 3 (General Service Distribution Voltage Optional Time of Use) Commercial 4 (General Service- Primary Voltage) Commercial 6 (General Service- High Voltage) Commercial

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An experimental study of some ferroresonant circuits  

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- former Magnetizing Currents in Long Transmission Lines", AIEE Transactions, vol. 62, 1943, p. 32. 15. Peterson, H. A. , Transients in Power S stems (a book), John Wiley and Sons, Inc. , New York, 1951. 16. Pipes, L. A. , '"The Reversion Method...) RMSCurrent (c) Fig. 2 ? Typical Curves for a Saturable Reactor (a) Magnetization Curve (b ) Saturation Curve (c ) Variation of Effective Inductance with Current At low voltages the current that flows in thm cir- cuit is only a small magnetizing current...

Rose, Price Duane

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

423

Characteristics of low temperature poly-Si TFT device and circuits fabricated with disilane  

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Various fabrication techniques have been employed in order to optimize the performance of poly-Si TFTs device and circuits. We have prepared poly-Si active film by LPCVD and PECVD using monosilane and disilane recrystallized by the low temperature process of ELA and the high temperature process of SPC. The poly-Si TFTs with ELA active films exhibit higher field effect mobility and lower threshold voltages than those with SPC active film due to low intragranular trap state density. The poly-Si TFTs with active film deposited using Si2H6 exhibit higher mobility and sub-threshold slope than those with active film deposited using SiH4 due to larger poly-Si grain size and lower grain boundary trap state density. The oscillation frequency of a 23-stage CMOS inverter chain and the current driving capability of a CMOS transmission gate indicate that the low temperature processed circuits with active film deposited using Si2H6 and annealed by ELA method exhibit remarkable performances.

Junh-Suk Yoo; Cheon-Hong Kim; Hyung-Bae Choi; Min-Cheol Lee; Min-Koo Han

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Electro-optic voltage sensor with Multiple Beam Splitting  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A miniature electro-optic voltage sensor system capable of accurate operation at high voltages without use of the dedicated voltage dividing hardware. The invention achieves voltage measurement without significant error contributions from neighboring conductors or environmental perturbations. The invention employs a transmitter, a sensor, a detector, and a signal processor. The transmitter produces a beam of electromagnetic radiation which is routed into the sensor. Within the sensor the beam undergoes the Pockels electro-optic effect. The electro-optic effect produces a modulation of the beam's polarization, which is in turn converted to a pair of independent conversely-amplitude-modulated signals, from which the voltage of the E-field is determined by the signal processor. The use of converse AM signals enables the signal processor to better distinguish signal from noise. The sensor converts the beam by splitting the beam in accordance with the axes of the beam's polarization state (an ellipse) into at least two AM signals. These AM signals are fed into a signal processor and processed to determine the voltage between a ground conductor and the conductor on which voltage is being measured.

Woods, Gregory K. (Cornelius, OR); Renak, Todd W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Crawford, Thomas M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Davidson, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Electro-optic voltage sensor with beam splitting  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a miniature electro-optic voltage sensor system capable of accurate operation at high voltages without use of the dedicated voltage dividing hardware typically found in the prior art. The invention achieves voltage measurement without significant error contributions from neighboring conductors or environmental perturbations. The invention employs a transmitter, a sensor, a detector, and a signal processor. The transmitter produces a beam of electromagnetic radiation which is routed into the sensor. Within the sensor the beam undergoes the Pockels electro-optic effect. The electro-optic effect produces a modulation of the beam's polarization, which is in turn converted to a pair of independent conversely-amplitude-modulated signals, from which the voltage of the E-field is determined by the signal processor. The use of converse AM signals enables the signal processor to better distinguish signal from noise. The sensor converts the beam by splitting the beam in accordance with the axes of the beam's polarization state (an ellipse) into at least two AM signals. These AM signals are fed into a signal processor and processed to determine the voltage between a ground conductor and the conductor on which voltage is being measured.

Woods, Gregory K. (Cornelius, OR); Renak, Todd W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Davidson, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Crawford, Thomas M. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Open Issues  

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Open Issues Open Issues Open Issues "error while loading shared libraries: libalpslli.so.0" with serial codes on login nodes December 13, 2013 by Helen He | 0 Comments Symptom: Dynamic executables built with compiler wrappers running directly on the external login nodes are getting the following error message: 0 comments | Read the full post Resolved: Running jobs error: "inet_arp_address_lookup" September 22, 2013 by Helen He | 0 Comments Symptom: After the Hopper August 14 maintenance, users reporting get the error message similar as follows occassionaly: 0 comments | Read the full post Resolved: qstat -a does not show correct hours in elpsed time for running jobs July 12, 2013 by Helen He | 0 Comments Sympton: After the Torque/Moab upgrade on 6/19, the elapsed run time display from

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Panel Session: Optimization Techniques in Voltage Collapse Analysis," IEEE PES Summer Meeting, San Diego, July 14, 1998. Applications of Optimization to Voltage Collapse Analysis  

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Panel Session: Optimization Techniques in Voltage Collapse Analysis," IEEE PES Summer Meeting, San Diego, July 14, 1998. Applications of Optimization to Voltage Collapse Analysis Claudio A. Ca|Thispaper describesseveralapplica- tions of optimization for voltage stability analysis VSA of power systems. Voltage stability prob

Cañizares, Claudio A.

428

High-voltage supply for backward-wave tube  

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A high-current high-voltage supply for a backward-wave tube is described that uses a generalppurpose semiconductor converter with pulse-width modulation and two-stage regulation. The load current is up to 250 mA for load voltages of from 0.5 to 4.5 kV. The voltage staiblity is less than or equal to 5 x 10/sup -6/. the root-mean-square output ripple is less than or equal to 2 x 10/sup -6// The supply is equipped with high-speed (5 usec) load-breakdown protection.

Bryvkhanov, A.N.; Kosarev, P.M.; Latushkin, S.T.; Yudin, L.I.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Synthesis of the Optimal 4-bit Reversible Circuits  

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

Oleg Golubitsky; Sean M. Falconer; Dmitri Maslov

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

430

Control of a DFIG-based wind energy conversion system operating under harmonically distorted unbalanced grid voltage along with nonsinusoidal rotor injection conditions  

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Abstract In this study, novel hybrid proportional-integral-harmonic resonant (PI-R) controllers implemented in the both (dq)+ and rotor (?r?r) reference frames are presented to control a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG)-based wind power generation system operating simultaneously under the three conditions which are nonsinusoidal rotor voltage injection, harmonically distorted grid voltage, and unbalanced grid voltage. The contribution of this work is to present a novel control scheme implemented in the both (dq)+ and rotor (?r?r) reference frames by considering all the three mentioned conditions (no one or two of them). It will be shown that the proposed control scheme keeps the DFIG in an acceptable operation margin and furthermore, it eliminates all harmonics and pulsations components from the stator and the rotor circuits when the DFIG operates under harmonically distorted unbalanced grid voltage along with quasi-sine rotor injection conditions. The proposed control scheme is simulated in MATLAB/Simulink and simulated results are presented to validate the theoretical results. Although this work is carried out under the three mentioned conditions and other related works have been reported under only one condition, comparison between the results of this work and other works is performed to prove the excellent performances of the proposed control scheme.

Hassan Fathabadi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

open data | OpenEI  

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open data open data Dataset Summary Description This is a non-proprietary subset of DOE's Buildings Performance Database. Buildings from the cities of Dayton, OH and Gainesville, FL areas are provided as an example of the data in full database. Sample data here is formatted as CSV Source Department of Energy's Buildings Performance Database Date Released July 09th, 2012 (2 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords Buildings Performance Database Dayton Electricity Gainesville Natural Gas open data Residential Data application/zip icon BPD Dayton and Gainesville Residential csv files in a zip file (zip, 2.8 MiB) text/csv icon BPD Dayton and Gainesville Residential Building Characteristics data (csv, 1.4 MiB) text/csv icon BPD Dayton and Gainesville Residential data headers (csv, 5.8 KiB)

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Research to Prevent the Anti-charging Incident of the Voltage Transformer in the Substation  

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The voltage transformer of the power system is a device which converts the high voltage of the primary side into the low voltage required by secondary device, and the primary side connects to the primary syste...

Hui-Ying Chen; Zhi-Peng Wang; Mu-Qin Tian

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Laser Micromachining of Active and Passive Photonic Integrated Circuits  

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

Cho, Seong-Ho

2006-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

434

Circuit Topology Study of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System.  

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

Mansouri, Seyed Akbar

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

6.012 Microelectronic Devices and Circuits, Fall 2003  

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

Fonstad, Clifton G.

436

Graphene-based plasmonic waveguides for photonic integrated circuits  

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

Kim, Jin Tae; Choi, Sung-Yool

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Derivative-free Robust Optimization for Circuit Design  

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

2013-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

438

Reliable and economical circuit I V characterization solar cells  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

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

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Development of nickel silicide for integrated circuit technology.  

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

Do, Phu H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Design for manufacturability with regular fabrics in digital integrated circuits  

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

Gazor, Mehdi (Seyed Mehdi)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Junction Temperature Measurement of IGBTs Using Short Circuit Current  

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

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Uncertainty Quantification for Nano-Scale Integrated Circuits...  

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

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High-voltage air-core pulse transformers  

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General types of air core pulse transformers designed for high voltage pulse generation and energy transfer applications are discussed with special emphasis on pulse charging systems which operate up to the multi-megavolt range. The design, operation, dielectric materials, and performance are described. It is concluded that high voltage air core pulse transformers are best suited to applications outside the normal ranges of conventional magnetic core transformers. In general these include charge transfer at high power levels and fast pulse generation with comparatively low energy. When properly designed and constructed, they are capable of delivering high energy transfer efficiency and have demonstrated superior high voltage endurance. The principal disadvantage of high voltage air core transformers is that they are not generally available from commercial sources. Consequently, the potential user must become thoroughly familiar with all aspects of design, fabrication and system application before he can produce a high performance transformer system. (LCL)

Rohwein, G. J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Eliminate Excessive In-Plant Distribution System Voltage Drops...  

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

connections-can account for less than 1% to more than 4% of total plant electrical energy consumption. This two-page tip sheet recommends conducting a voltage drop survey and...

445

Optical crystal based devices for current and voltage measurement  

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A prerequisite for safe, stable operation of an electric power system is accurate, reliable measurement of the system parameters, in particular, current and voltage. Traditionally this has been achieved on High Voltage (HV) systems by expensive, bulky iron-cored current transformers (CTs) and capacitor voltage transformers (VTs). Both these devices are increasingly coming under review in modern power systems due to their cost, safety implications for personnel and surrounding plant if failure occurs, installation time and indeed substation land requirements. This paper describes novel designs for magneto-optic and electro-optic crystal sensors providing potentially separate and combined current and voltage measurement. The results of testing programs are presented and details of the work associated with field trials given.

Cruden, A.; Richardson, Z.J.; McDonald, J.R.; Andonovic, I. [Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)] [Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Design & Fabrication of a High-Voltage Photovoltaic Cell  

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Silicon photovoltaic (PV) cells are alternative energy sources that are important in sustainable power generation. Currently, applications of PV cells are limited by the low output voltage and somewhat low efficiency of such devices. In light of this fact, this project investigates the possibility of fabricating high-voltage PV cells on float-zone silicon wafers having output voltages ranging from 50 V to 2000 V. Three designs with different geometries of diffusion layers were simulated and compared in terms of metal coverage, recombination, built-in potential, and conduction current density. One design was then chosen and optimized to be implemented in the final device design. The results of the simulation serve as a feasibility test for the design concept and provide supportive evidence of the effectiveness of silicon PV cells as high-voltage power supplies.

Felder, Jennifer; /North Carolina State U. /SLAC

2012-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

447

High Voltage Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries | Department of...  

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Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries High Voltage Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

448

Long term voltage stability analysis for small disturbances  

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This dissertation attempts to establish an analytical and comprehensive framework to deal with two critical challenges associated with voltage stability analysis: 1. To study the new competitive environment appropriately and give more incentive...

Men, Kun

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

449

Voltage asymmetry at the buses of a combined substation  

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The voltage asymmetry at the buses of a combined (ac/dc) substation is calculated by phase method, using Mathcad ... , power may be supplied to a combined substation along a common line from a limited-...

A. G. Pakulin; V. A. Zagorskii; V. F. Put’ko

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Operation of buck regulator with ultra-low input voltage  

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Based on the LTC3621 and LTC3624, the designed buck regulator proposed in this thesis aims to lower the allowed input voltage and increase efficiency compared to the original part without making significant changes to ...

Harris, Cory Angelo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Voltage Regulator Chip: Power Supplies on a Chip  

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ADEPT Project: CPES at Virginia Tech is finding ways to save real estate on a computer's motherboard that could be used for other critical functions. Every computer processor today contains a voltage regulator that automatically maintains a constant level of electricity entering the device. These regulators contain bulky components and take up about 30% of a computer's motherboard. CPES at Virginia Tech is developing a voltage regulator that uses semiconductors made of gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) and high-frequency soft magnetic material. These materials are integrated on a small, 3D chip that can handle the same amount of power as traditional voltage regulators at 1/10 the size and with improved efficiency. The small size also frees up to 90% of the motherboard space occupied by current voltage regulators.

None

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Reactive Support and Voltage Control Service: Key Issues and Challenges  

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Reactive Support and Voltage Control Service: Key Issues and Challenges George Gross^, Paolo of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA, e-mail gross@uiuc.edu ° Dipartimento di Ingegneria

Gross, George

453

Automotive high-voltage electrical system with integrated safeguard  

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For several years the use of higher system voltages has been a topic in the automotive industry. Whether for hybrid or conventional vehicles, safeguards are required which protect both the vehicle...

Thomas Flottmann

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Modeling the operating voltage of liquid metal battery cells  

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A one-dimensional, integrative model of the voltage during liquid metal battery operation has been developed to enhance the understanding of performance at the cell level. Two liquid metal batteries were studied: Mg-Sb for ...

Newhouse, Jocelyn Marie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Voltage Fade, an ABR Deep Dive Project: Status and Outcomes  

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

Budget * Voltage Fade project * 3,900K Barriers * Calendarcycle life of lithium-ion cells being developed for PHEV and EV batteries that meet or exceed DOEUSABC goals Partners...

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High Voltage Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries | Department of...  

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

in Support of 5 V Li-ion Chemistries Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Fluorinated Electrolyte for 5-V Li-Ion Chemistry High Voltage Electrolyte for Lithium Batteries...

457

High voltage dry-type air-core shunt reactors  

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Dry-type air-core shunt reactors are now being ... systems to limit overvoltages. Recently, high voltage dry-type air-core shunt reactors have been designed, ... transient overvoltages and electrical and magnetic...

Klaus Papp; Michael R. Sharp…

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

High-speed low-voltage ultraviolet light source  

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A novel quasi-spark gap has been designed and constructed with high-speed and low-spark voltage characteristics. Ultraviolet light generating sparks can be operated at a rate of up to...

Huang, L; Hsu, S C; Kwok, H S

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, VOL. 2, NO. 3, JULY 2012 303 Strong Internal and External Luminescence as Solar  

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. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy "Light­Material Inter- actions in Energy Conversion-circuit condition, the carriers have no place to go. They build up in density, and ideally, they emit exter- nal the carrier density buildup, limiting the open-circuit voltage. At open circuit, efficient external

California at Irvine, University of

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LM111/LM211/LM311 Voltage Comparator  

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LM111/LM211/LM311 Voltage Comparator 1.0 General Description The LM111, LM211 and LM311 are voltage comparators that have input currents nearly a thousand times lower than devices like the LM106 or LM710A. Both the inputs and the outputs of the LM111, LM211 or the LM311 can be isolated from system ground

Lanterman, Aaron

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Sinusoidal voltage controlled oscillators using operational transconductance amplifiers  

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SINUSOIDAI. VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS I. SING OPERATIONAL TRANSCONDUCTANCE AMPLIFIERS A Thesis JAVIFB . IOAQUIN HOYI. K I'ASSANO Suhndtted to the Graduate College ol' 'I'exes A8cM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1985 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering SINUSOIDAL VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS USING OPERATIONAI, TRANSCONDUCTANCE AMPLIFIERS A Thesis by JAVIER JOAQUIN HOYLE PASSANO Approved as to style and content by: o...

Hoyle Passano, Javier Joaquin

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Image-line voltage controlled oscillators and grating antennas  

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IMAGE-LINE VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS AND GRATING ANTENNAS A Thesis by ALEXANDER MacDONALD KIRK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ABM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1991 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering IMAGE-LINE VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS AND GRATING ANTENNAS A Thesis by ALEXANDER MacDONALD KIRK Approved as to style and content by: Kai Chang (Chair of Committee) Robert D. Nevels...

Kirk, Alexander MacDonald

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design issues for high voltage converters for ion engines  

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A design strategy is presented for a power converter for a high voltage ion engine for a spacecraft application. Various design issues such as appropriate topologies and control methods are considered. In this particular instance it was determined that a full bridge converter with phase shift gating and voltage mode control provided an efficient system with a minimum of electromagnetic interference. This system can be implemented in a straightforward manner, and it is relatively easy to protect from faults at the output.

King, R.J.; Stuart, T.A. [Univ. of Toledo, OH (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Centralized wind power plant voltage control with optimal power flow algorithm.  

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??This thesis presents a method of controlling the reactive power injected into a medium-voltage collection system by multiple wind turbine generators such that the voltage… (more)

Kline, Jared Andrew

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unraveling the voltage fade mechanism in layer Li-Mn-rich electrode: formation of the tetrahedral cations for spinel conversion  

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Discovery of high-voltage layered lithium-and manganese-rich (LMR) composite oxide electrode has dramatically enhanced the energy density of current Li-ion energy storage systems. However, practical usage of these materials is currently not viable because of their inability to maintain a consistent voltage profile (voltage fading) during subsequent charge-discharge cycles. This report rationalizes the cause of this voltage fade by providing the evidence of layer to spinel-like (LSL) structural evolution pathways in the host Li1.2Mn0.55Ni0.15Co0.1O2 LMR composite oxide. By employing neutron powder diffraction, and temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility, we show that LSL structural rearrangement in LMR oxide occurs through a tetrahedral cation intermediate via: i) diffusion of lithium atoms from octahedral to tetrahedral sites of the lithium layer [(LiLioct LiLitet] which is followed by the dispersal of the lithium ions from the adjacent octahedral site of the metal layer to the tetrahedral sites of lithium layer [LiTM oct LiLitet]; and ii) migration of Mn from the octahedral sites of the transition metal layer to the permanent octahedral site of lithium layer via tetrahedral site of lithium layer [MnTMoct MnLitet MnLioct)]. The findings opens the door to the potential routes to mitigate this atomic restructuring in the high-voltage LMR composite oxide cathodes by manipulating the composition/structure for practical use in high-energy-density lithium-ion batteries.

Mohanty, Debasish [ORNL; Li, Jianlin [ORNL; Abraham, Daniel P [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Huq, Ashfia [ORNL; Payzant, E Andrew [ORNL; Wood III, David L [ORNL; Daniel, Claus [ORNL

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Integrated, Low Voltage, DynamicallyIntegrated, Low Voltage, Dynamically Adaptive BuckAdaptive Buck--Boost ConverterBoost Converter  

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Improvement in battery life Low voltage Single cell operation (Li-ion/NiCd/NiMH/Fuel Cell) Integrated Linearity degradation #12;55Georgia Tech Analog Consortium Biranchinath Sahu School of Electrical

Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

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"Unable to open kgni version file /sys/class/gemini/kgni0/version" error "Unable to open kgni version file /sys/class/gemini/kgni0/version" error April 13, 2011 by Helen He | 0 Comments Symptom: Dynamic executables built with compiler wrappers running directly on the external login nodes are getting the following error message: 0 comments | Read the full post Resolved -- Default version not shown in "module avail module_name" command April 13, 2011 by Helen He | 0 Comments Symptom: The default software version is not shown when "module avail module_name" is issued. For example: 0 comments | Read the full post Job dependencies do not work as expected. Require additional string in job name April 8, 2011 by Katie Antypas | 0 Comments Symptom: submitting jobs which depend on other jobs does not work. 0 comments | Read the full post

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Open University  

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Michel Pentz est née en Afrique du Sud et venu au Cern en 1957 comme physicien et président de l'associaion du personnel. Il est également fondateur du mouvement Antiapartheid de Genève et a participé à la fondation de l'Open University en Grande-Bretagne. Il nous parle des contextes pédagogiques, culturels et nationaux dans lesquels la méthode peut s'appliquer.

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Hydrodynamic flow in the vicinity of a nanopore induced by an applied voltage  

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Continuum simulation is employed to study ion transport and fluid flow through a nanopore in a solid-state membrane under an applied potential drop. The results show the existence of concentration polarization layers on the surfaces of the membrane. The nonuniformity of the ionic distribution gives rise to an electric pressure that drives vortical motion in the fluid. There is also a net hydrodynamic flow through the nanopore due to an asymmetry induced by the membrane surface charge. The qualitative behavior is similar to that observed in a previous study using molecular dynamic simulations. The current–voltage characteristics show some nonlinear features but are not greatly affected by the hydrodynamic flow in the parameter regime studied. In the limit of thin Debye layers, the electric resistance of the system can be characterized using an equivalent circuit with lumped parameters. Generation of vorticity can be understood qualitatively from elementary considerations of the Maxwell stresses. However, the flow strength is a strongly nonlinear function of the applied field. Combination of electrophoretic and hydrodynamic effects can lead to ion selectivity in terms of valences and this could have some practical applications in separations.

Mao Mao; Sandip Ghosal; Guohui Hu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamic flow in the vicinity of a nanopore induced by an applied voltage  

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Continuum simulation is employed to study ion transport and fluid flow through a nanopore in a solid-state membrane under an applied potential drop. Results show the existence of concentration polarization layers on the surfaces of the membrane. The nonuniformity of the ionic distribution gives rise to an electric pressure that drives vortical motion in the fluid. There is also a net hydrodynamic flow through the nanopore due to an asymmetry induced by the membrane surface charge. The qualitative behavior is similar to that observed in a previous study using molecular dynamic simulations. The current--voltage characteristics show some nonlinear features but are not greatly affected by the hydrodynamic flow in the parameter regime studied. In the limit of thin Debye layers, the electric resistance of the system can be characterized using an equivalent circuit with lumped parameters. Generation of vorticity can be understood qualitatively from elementary considerations of the Maxwell stresses. However, the flow strength is a strongly nonlinear function of the applied field. Combination of electrophoretic and hydrodynamic effects can lead to ion selectivity in terms of valences and this could have some practical applications in separations.

Mao Mao; Sandip Ghosal; Guohui Hu

2013-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Entergy Louisiana Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Entergy Louisiana Inc Entergy Louisiana Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Entergy Louisiana Inc Place Louisiana Utility Id 11241 Utility Location Yes Ownership I NERC Location SERC NERC SERC Yes Operates Generating Plant Yes Activity Generation Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Buying Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes Activity Buying Distribution Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle2 Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] Energy Information Administration Form 826[2] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Business Schedule - WHSH - 16 (primary voltage) Commercial Business Schedule - WHSH - 16 (transmission < 230 voltage) Commercial

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Nueces Electric Coop, Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Nueces Electric Coop, Inc Nueces Electric Coop, Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Nueces Electric Coop, Inc Place Texas Utility Id 13830 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location TRE NERC ERCOT Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png College Discount Rider Commercial Cotton Gin Industrial Cotton Gin-Time-of-Peak Industrial Cotton Gin-Time-of-Peak Alternate Industrial Large Power Service-Commercial Commercial Large Power Service-Industrial Industrial Large Power-Commercial Primary Voltage Commercial Large Power-Industrial Primary Voltage Industrial

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Canby Utility Board | Open Energy Information  

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Canby Utility Board Canby Utility Board Place Oregon Utility Id 2955 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location WECC NERC WECC Yes ISO Other Yes Activity Buying Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes Activity Bundled Services Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png GENERAL SERVICE Commercial GENERAL SERVICE - Primary Voltage Commercial GENERAL SERVICE THREE PHASE Commercial GENERAL SERVICE THREE PHASE - Primary Voltage Commercial LIGHTING RATE 1000W Lighting LIGHTING RATE 150W Lighting LIGHTING RATE 175W Lighting LIGHTING RATE 200W Lighting LIGHTING RATE 250W Lighting

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Mississippi Power Co | Open Energy Information  

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Mississippi Power Co Mississippi Power Co Place Mississippi Utility Id 12686 Utility Location Yes Ownership I NERC Location SERC NERC SERC Yes ISO Other Yes Operates Generating Plant Yes Activity Generation Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Buying Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes Activity Buying Distribution Yes Activity Wholesale Marketing Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle2 Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] Energy Information Administration Form 826[2] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png GS-LVT-6 General Service Electrice Service - Low Voltage Commercial LGS-LV-4 Large General Service - Low Voltage Commercial

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Thurmont Municipal Light Co | Open Energy Information  

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Thurmont Municipal Light Co Thurmont Municipal Light Co Jump to: navigation, search Name Thurmont Municipal Light Co Place Maryland Utility Id 18901 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location RFC NERC RFC Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png LARGE GENERAL SERVICE Primary Voltage Industrial LARGE GENERAL SERVICE Secondary Voltage Industrial MEDIUM GENERAL SERVICE Industrial OUTDOOR LIGHTING SERVICE(11,000) Lighting OUTDOOR LIGHTING SERVICE(20,000) Lighting OUTDOOR LIGHTING SERVICE(400w) Lighting OUTDOOR LIGHTING SERVICE(7,000) Lighting RESIDENTIAL SERVICE Residential

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Groton Dept of Utilities | Open Energy Information  

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Groton Dept of Utilities Groton Dept of Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Name Groton Dept of Utilities Place Connecticut Utility Id 7716 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location NPCC NERC NPCC Yes Activity Distribution Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle2 Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] Energy Information Administration Form 826[2] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png High Voltage Large General Service(HVLGS) Industrial High Voltage Large General Service(HVLGS)-Gross Revenue Tax Industrial Large General Service Primary Distribution Industrial Large General Service Secondary Distribution Industrial

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Negative Feedback Facilitates Temperature Robustness in Biomolecular Circuit Dynamics  

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

Murray, Richard M.

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Synthesis and Optimization of Reversible Circuits for Homogeneous Boolean Functions  

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

Ahmed Younes

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Early Power Grid Verification Under Circuit Current Uncertainties  

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

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AUTOMATIC SYNTHESIS OF OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS BASED ON ANALYTIC CIRCUIT  

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

O'Brien, James F.

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

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

Joana Trimble

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Resisting Analog Integrated Circuit Design Tutorial  

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

Yu, Jingjing

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-Circuit Modeling of a Wind Power Plant: Preprint  

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

Muljadi, E.; Gevorgian, V.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Boot Camp Circuit  

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

Sharp, Kim

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High density Integrated Optoelectronic Circuits for High Speed Photonic Microsystems  

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

Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

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Module d'Electrotechnique ET2 Circuits magnetiques  

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

Histace, Aymeric

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A Low Noise Readout Circuit for Integrated Electrochemical Biosensor Arrays  

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

Mason, Andrew

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High Resolution PV Power Modeling for Distribution Circuit Analysis  

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

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

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conditioning circuit for temperature and strain measurement  

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

Patel, Aashit Mahendra

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SAT-based Verification for Analog and Mixed-signal Circuits  

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

Deng, Yue

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Lou, Chunbo

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Definition: Equipment Rating | Open Energy Information  

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Rating Rating Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Equipment Rating The maximum and minimum voltage, current, frequency, real and reactive power flows on individual equipment under steady state, short-circuit and transient conditions, as permitted or assigned by the equipment owner.[1] Also Known As Standard current ratings Related Terms reactive power, smart grid References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Equipment_Rating&oldid=502535" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties

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Definition: Electric current | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Electric current Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Electric current The flow of electric charge or electrical energy (electricity); commonly measured in amperes.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition An electric current is a flow of electric charge through an electrical conductor. Electric charge flows when there is voltage present across a conductor. In electric circuits this charge is often carried by moving electrons in a wire. It can also be carried by ions in an electrolyte, or by both ions and electrons such as in a plasma. The SI unit for measuring an electric current is the ampere, which is the flow of electric charges through a surface at the rate of one coulomb per second.

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Definition: Smart Relays | Open Energy Information  

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Relays Relays Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Smart Relays Relays monitor voltages, currents and frequency in the electrical system and send control signals to protective devices such as circuit breakers or switches. Smart relays can store measurement data and process that data to provide utilities with complex information about power system conditions. The settings of smart relays can be adjusted automatically or remotely in response to changing conditions and control instructions. Some smart relays include synchrophasor technology and can act as phasor measurement units (see PMUs).[1] Related Terms system References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/smart_relays [[C LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ategory: Smart Grid Definitionssmart grid,smart grid,

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Definition: Alternating current | Open Energy Information  

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Alternating current Alternating current Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Alternating current An electric current that reverses its direction at regularly recurring intervals. In the United States, the standard is 120 reversals or 60 cycles per second. Electricity transmission networks use AC.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition In alternating current (AC, also ac), the flow of electric charge periodically reverses direction. In direct current (DC, also dc), the flow of electric charge is only in one direction. The abbreviations AC and DC are often used to mean simply alternating and direct, as when they modify current or voltage. AC is the form in which electric power is delivered to businesses and residences. The usual waveform of an AC power circuit is a

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

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

Thulsiraman, Krishnaiyan

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

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

Palanker, Daniel

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Application note : using open source schematic capture tools with Xyce.  

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The development of the XyceTM Parallel Electronic Simulator has focused entirely on the creation of a fast, scalable simulation tool, and has not included any schematic capture or data visualization tools. This application note will describe how to use the open source schematic capture tool gschem and its associated netlist creation tool gnetlist to create basic circuit designs for Xyce, and how to access advanced features of Xyce that are not directly supported by either gschem or gnetlist.

Russo, Thomas V.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z